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BY BRIAN HEWS The Rick Singer Hollywood admissions scandal has hit home here in Cerritos. It was reported that authorities arrested five California residents, alleging they took English proficiency for Chinese nationals to help them obtain student visas. A 26-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury last week charging Mohan Zhang of Cerritos, and four others, with using false passports and aggravated identity theft to impersonate Chinese nationals in order to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam. “Over 40 students were able to attend top-ranked colleges, including NYU, Columbia and UCLA,” said Homeland

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MIXED USE PROJECT IN BELLFLOWER WILL BOAST 81 APARTMENTS BY TAMMYE MCDUFF The city entered into negotiations with Serrano Development Group to develop the former Greek Market building at 16411 Bellflower Boulevard back in October of 2018. SDG recently presented to the Council their version of their “Laemmle Mixed Use Project” that will be adjacent to the new transit station on Bellflower Boulevard. The entire front façade of the Greek market will stay intact; currently there are two buildings on site. The new plan is to keep the original front with a redesign to mimic three new buildings. The site plan proposal would include 81 apartment units, a pedestrian paseo, an Art House Theater, and several retail spaces at Mayne Street and Bellflower Boulevard. The pedestrian walkway would include lighting, hardscape and an open public area. Retail space would contain a bicycle repair shop to align with the tran-

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HAWAIIAN GARDENS and area residents are eagerly awaiting the opening of Pacific Gardens Medical Center. The facility was bought by American Advanced Management Group last year for $6.7 million. The group has invested over $10.3 million into the 137-bed hospital which should open next month. Photo by Brian Hews.

AMERICAN LEGION CELEBRATES 100 YEARS BY TAMMYE MCDUFF From motorcycle rides to community celebrations, the American Legion posts across the state are preparing to celebrate 100 years of service to veterans and their communities. After World War I, the first American Legion caucus, held by members of the American Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris. Much as the birthday of the United States is celebrated on July 4th when patriots declared the independence of the British colonies and birthed the spirit of America, March 15th is the date when The American Legion came to life. Chartered in 1919 by Congress the Legion focused on service to veterans, service members and communities. The Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of WWI into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Today there are over two million members and 13,000 posts worldwide. Dr. Mark Esper, 223rd Secretary to the Army, sent a special message to American Legion Posts in the southland saying, ”on behalf of the United States Army and the entire Department of Defense, we bestow our deepest apprecia-

HONOR GUARD: American Legion Post 729 Color Guard at the celebration in Downey. Photo by Tammye McDuff. tion to the American Legion for all they have done for our veterans and their families. Our country is a special place and we have always sustained, through the good and the bad. But we hold the vision of what a free people can make it tomorrow.” Certificates of Recognition were presented to Post 723 by State Senator Bob Archuleta (D-32), and a special

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An examination of campaign finance reports by Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community News reveals that massive amounts of cash have been pumped into the campaign coffers of Long Beach City Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, who is running for the 33rd State Senate District. The records show that the Coalition to Restore California's Middle Class, Including Energy Companies who Produce Gas, Oil, Jobs and Pay Taxes (Coalition) has poured over $1.1 million into Gonzalez’ campaign since Feb. 25; the last contribution was $41,000 on March 11. Gonzalez is running to replace state Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara as the District 33 representative. Shockingly, over $1 million was donated by the Coalition on the same day, Feb. 25. The reports also show that the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFLCIO (Federation) contributed $97,000 on Feb. 26. The glut of money first started with the Coalition donating an eye-opening $600,000 for TV ads and production. On the same day, $116,000 was donated for digital media, consulting, research and production and $122,000 was donated for digital media production. Finally, a massive $224,000 was donated for billboard advertising from Feb 24 thru Jun 6. No to be outdone, the Federation stepped in one day later and shelled out over $97,000 for field programming, polling, and literature expenses. Twelve days later the Coalition spent over $62,000 for “consulting and streaming programming” advertisements. In addition, late contribution reports show heavy support from local unions. The United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 324 PAC donated $4,700; the UFCW Western States Council Candidates PAC donated $8,500; the International Longshoreman Warehouse Workers Union PAC Local

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Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center was host to 55 students from Nimitz Middle School in Huntington Park who were interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. The students met with KP Downey doctors and nurses, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 as part of the Hippocrates Circle Program [Program] for a one day hospital tour. The program is a partnership between Kaiser Permanente staff, physicians, school educators, superintendents, parents and medical school faculty to strengthen connections and assist students in achieving their educational goals. The program includes an orientation fair at the local Kaiser Permanente medical center, a medical school fair, a hospital tour where they can interact with physicians and other health care staff. In May all students that have completed each stage of the Program will attend a culmination ceremony and receive a certificate of completion. Hippocrates Circle reaches approximately 900 students each year. Since the program’s founding in 2000, nearly 8,000 students have graduated and dozens have gone on to become physicians, some of whom currently practice at Kaiser Permanente. Students arrived bright and early at 8:30 a.m. and were divided into three groups. Each group took three 30 minute instruction courses: hands on CPR using real CPR dummies; a trip to the Pathology Department, and an informative meeting with a licensed nutritionist. The CPR instruction began with two enlightening news reels; the first video was

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STUDENTS PRACTICING the compression style of CPR. Kaiser Permanente Downey was host to 55 students from Nimitz Middle School in Huntington Park who were interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. Photo by Tammye McDuff. about an 11 year old that saved a friend with CPR by pulling him out of a pool at a birthday party. The second video was about a young 17 year old woman who saved the life of a toddler at a local Walmart store. Both victims survived because someone was paying attention and could administer life saving resuscitation. Each student was given a CPR dummy and taught the proper way to perform the Heimlich maneuver; chest compressions and mouth-tomouth resuscitation methods. Next on the tour was a very interesting class on proper nutrition with Ursula Trivedi, MPH, RD. The discussion centered on eating real food vs. processed food and what that actually meant. Students learned what vitamins and minerals came from which foods and why you need to eat a balanced diet. Did you know that bananas can help lower high blood pressure? Trivedi passed

out zip lock bags of fast food burgers, French fries and Twinkies for inspection; no mold existed and the food inside the bags was over 12 years old. The last department on the tour was the Pathology lab. There was a definite ‘yuk’ factor as students were able to actually touch [with gloves of course] body parts such as damaged lungs, uterine tumors; kidney and gallbladders along with the removed stones. They were allowed to view different skin disorders underneath a microscope with a thorough discussion on why you should always wear sunscreen. The Program is funded by Kaiser Permanente Southern California Community Benefit, and helps youth from under represented communities with diverse backgrounds realize they can attend college and pursue careers as physicians or medical professionals. More information: http://hippocratescircle.kaiserpermanente.org/Web/

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The devastating citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) was recently found in a residential citrus tree in Lakewood. Once a tree is confirmed with the disease, it will die and must be removed to limit its spread. An insect called the Asian citrus psyllid spreads the disease as it feeds on leaves. Lakewood residents can play a critical role in stopping the spread of HLB by searching for signs of the pest and the disease on their citrus trees and cooperating with agricultural officials when they visit your property to inspect for citrus trees. More information about what to expect from an agricultural official can be found by visiting CaliforniaCitrusThreat.org, or viewing the PDF at www.lakewoodcity. org/Citrus. HLB is an imminent danger to California’s iconic citrus trees, both residential and commercial. The disease has been detected in L.A., Orange and Riverside counties. The number of HLB cases has skyrocketed in Southern California, with over 600 in 2018 alone; the highest amount of detections recorded in one year. Other local cities with HLB-infected trees include Cerritos, Norwalk, Pico Rivera and Whittier. Lakewood residents should stay vigilant in looking for HLB symptoms, which include: •blotchy or yellowing leaves •yellow shoots •lopsided, small and bitter fruit •premature and excessive fruit drop If you see suspicious symptoms of HLB, act quickly and call the state of California’s free hotline: 800-491-1899. In Lakewood, state and federal agriculture officials are going door-to-door

to inspect for the Asian citrus psyllid and HLB. Agricultural officials will not ask to enter your home; their focus is to ensure backyard citrus trees in Lakewood get the utmost care and attention. HLB can affect all citrus trees, including orange, lemon, lime, mandarin, pomello, kumquat, grapefruit, tangerine and more. If you have any of these plants in your backyard, inspect them monthly, or whenever watering, spraying, pruning or tending trees. If you spot psyllid insects, visit your local nursery or garden center to get advice on products that can protect your tree. To protect other trees, be sure to dry out citrus clippings and double bag them before removing the plant material from your property. You can also obtain citrus care advice at the University of California Extension IPM website or your area Master Gardener program office. Taking proper care of your citrus trees will encourage healthy citrus growth and protect the tree from HLB. The main way the psyllid spreads throughout the state is by people transporting infested plants or plant material. Due to the quick nature of its spread in Southern California, all residents should avoid moving citrus from their property. California residents should only purchase citrus trees from reputable, licensed nurseries in your area. Diseased trees need to be removed in order to protect other citrus trees on the property, neighbors’ trees and the state’s vibrant commercial citrus industry. The pest and disease are a death sentence for your backyard citrus and threaten the livelihood of California’s backyard citrus. By working together, we can all save our citrus trees. Visit CaliforniaCitrusThreat.org for additional resources and more information.


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Residents are encouraged to support disaster relief efforts by taking part in La Mirada’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The CERT program is offered by the Los Angeles County Fire Department and provides disaster and emergency preparedness training. This program begins on Tuesday, April 16 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Lessons will include Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search and Rescue. Sign up today and learn how to protect yourself and your family in the event of a disaster or emergency. For additional information or to register, contact the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station at (562) 902-2960.

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t his campaign rallies, President Trump promised to protect Medicare. But now, his administration is quietly embracing drastic changes that could choke off seniors' access to lifesaving treatments. Consider the administration's new guidance for Medicare Advantage, which enables about 20 million Medicare beneficiaries to obtain subsidized health plans from private insurers. The guidance, which took effect this January, allows insurers to force beneficiaries to try older, low-cost medications before they can access more advanced, expensive drugs. This callous practice, known as "step therapy," was previously prohibited in Medicare Advantage because it prevents doctors from prescribing the medicines they feel will work best for each individual. During the months that patients are forced to try older, less effective treatments, their ailments can worsen, causing immense suffering and even premature death. Administration officials have also proposed weakening key patient protections in Medicare Part D, the popular prescription drug benefit used by 44 million Americans. Right now, all Part D plans must cover all medications in six "protected classes" of therapies -- anticonvulsants (epilepsy), antidepressants (mental health), antineoplastics (cancer), antipsychotics (mental health), antiretrovirals (HIV/AIDS), and immunosuppressants (transplants). When it created the Part D program more than a decade ago, Congress specifically protected these classes to ensure that seniors who battle cancer, HIV/AIDS, depression, and other serious

NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR ARTESIA STUDENTS BY TAMMYE MCDUFF The City of Artesia announced a new partnership with Artesia based Cerritos Presbyterian Church to award up to three high school seniors or college students $1,000 scholarships to the college, university, trade school, or vocational program of their choice. This program provides Artesia residents with an opportunity to earn a scholarship that will assist each student in their pursuit of a vocation or higher education. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors and college or trade school students who are residents of the City of Artesia and will be enrolled in college, university, trade school, or a vocational program in the fall

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diseases would have a full range of treatment options. It also leveled the playing field by ensuring that all the insurance companies that participated in Part D included medicines associated with expensive diseases in their formulary. But the administration wants to allow Part D plans to stop covering some of the most critical medications in these classes. It's no surprise, then, that many of the top medical organizations in the country, including the National Kidney Foundation, the AIDS Institute, and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, have lined up against this proposal. The administration is also pursuing misguided reforms to Medicare Part B, which covers sophisticated treatments, such as gene therapies and advanced biologics, which must be administered by medical professionals in a healthcare facility. One change could slash reimbursements for some doctors who administer these treatments.

Cutting payments to doctor's offices and clinics could force many of them to stop treating Medicare patients. The last time authorities substantially cut Part B payments, fully half of community oncologists "reported sending their Medicare patients elsewhere for chemotherapy, primarily to more expensive hospital outpatient infusion centers," according to a survey conducted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. For more than half a century, Medicare has helped seniors access the care they need and deserve. Our government promised us that the Medicare taxes, which were deducted from our pay checks every payday, would be used to ensure we had acceptable health care when we retired. Up to this point, especially in Medicare Part B and Part D, that promise has been kept. RetireSafe believes the proposed changes described above break that promise our government made to each of us.

of 2019. Artesia wants to encourage all students to pursue higher education and find their passion. The Cerritos Presbyterian Church is ardent about helping the local community, especially Artesia youth. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage and support students as they begin their journey to higher education. Scholarship criteria: Applicant must be a high school senior or a current, enrolled college/vocational student; Applicant must be a resident of the City of Artesia; Applicant must be enrolled in an educational institution for fall 2019 and will need to submit a completed scholarship application; proof of residence in the City of Artesia; official academic transcript and completed essay. The essay theme is: “After completing college/vocational program, my contribution to Artesia will be...” Essays should be a minimum two pages, highlighting the student’s academic and professional passion. Essays should be a representation of the applicant’s best work. All applications

must be submitted by the deadline in person or mailed to: City of Artesia Attn: 2019 Student Scholarship 18747 Clarkdale Avenue Artesia, CA 90701 All questions should be forwarded to Beatriz Lopez, Management Analyst at the City of Artesia (562) 865-6262 ext. 249. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their essay and high school academic success. Winners will also receive a Certificate of Recognition. Scholarships will be given directly to the winners selected school. For more information, or to apply for the scholarship, please view the application and program requirements at http://cityofartesia.us/DocumentCenter/View/3047. Completed applications are due no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Scholarship awardees will be announced during the June meeting of the Artesia City Council. If you have questions about the program or application, contact Beatriz Lopez at blopez@cityofartesia.us.


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5TH ANNUAL LA MIRADA MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST SCHEDULED FOR APRIL BY TAMMYE MCDUFF After a brief hiatus the city of La Mirada invites residents, friends and family for an inspiring morning of music, unity, prayer, and fellowship at the 5th Annual La Mirada Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Holiday Inn. The morning will feature keynote speaker Dr. Barry Corey, President of Biola University who will present the Myllie Taylor Community Service award; musical entertainment will be by the Wimberley Bluegrass Band. The Community Service Award is given to an individual, community based organization, or a business that has met the following criteria: • The individual, organization, or business must reside within, be located within, work within, or conduct their community service activities within the city of La Mirada. • The recipient could receive this award for a single incident, event, or activity or could be based upon multiple years of community service activities given selflessly of their time and talents, making extraordinary contributions to the City of La Mirada. • The award can be given posthumously as well. Nominations will be sought from the community at large. All nominations must be submitted on a formal nomination form signed by the nominator. Anonymous nominations will not be considered. Prayers for the city of La Mirada, its families and community institutions will be raised. Rabbi Dr. Mark Goldfarb states, “In a time when some seek to divide our communities and nation, we choose to come together from a variety of faiths and spiritual traditions to celebrate that which unites us.” The Holiday Inn is located at 14299 Firestone Boulevard, La Mirada; the program begins at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 per person and are available at www.lmmpb.org. For more information, call 714-5216765.

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SPRING BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS JUDGING BEGINS SOON IN LA MIRADA

STAFF REPORT La Mirada’s Spring Beautification Program recognizes the efforts of homeowners, property managers, schools, and businesses who enhance the beauty of the community through the upkeep of their properties. Volunteer judges will canvass neighborhoods between April 1 and April 12, to select properties that demonstrate exceptional care of landscaping and exterior maintenance, and overall outstanding appearance. Owners of selected properties will be honored at a special awards ceremony in June. Homeowners who recently completed renovations improving the exterior of their property are encouraged to apply to be recognized in the "Most Improved" category. Property owners selected for this category will also be recognized during the awards ceremony. Applications for the Spring Beautification "Most Improved" Category are being accepted through Friday, April 12. For more information on how to apply for the Spring Beautification "Most Improved" Category, contact the La Mirada Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.

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STAFF REPORT Cerritos College will host its first community forum of the year to update residents about changes to its property located at the 166th Street and Studebaker Road corner lot. On September 18, 2017, the Cerritos City Council approved the College's Temporary Use Permit (TUP) for four years. The TUP authorizes the College to convert the property at 166th Street and Studebaker Road into an automobile storage facility. The Cerritos College Board of Trustees passed a resolution on September 6 2017, to address issues raised by residents and the City, including dust and light mitigation, hours of operation, loading of vehicles, security, and landscaping. T he College continues to work closely with the City of Cerritos to meet the requirements outlined in the TUP. The meeting will occur Monday, March 25, 2019, 5 p.m. at the Cerritos College Science Building S-202, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Campus Map: www.cerritos.edu/

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The Gardens Casino is hosting the 2nd Annual All in for Autism Speaks Poker Tournament on Saturday, April 13that the newly remodeled Gardens Casino to support the mission of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Proceeds from the event will benefit Autism Speaks’ Southern California Chapter and their mission of promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with red carpet arrivals and a meet and greet reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The Poker tournament begins at 7 p.m. and features a once in a lifetime World Boxing Council experience that includes one-onone training with a Champ and ring side seats to a major fight. The tournament features World Boxing Council Champions, NASCAR drivers including DK Ulrich, Maxim and Sports Illustrated model Khloe Terae, Hollywood producer Christine Peters,  actress and producer Kelly Greyson, Dr. Bill Dorfman celebrity dentist featured on The Doctors,  and athletes including Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien. All tolled, over 200 guests and celebrities will gather at The Gardens Casino in support of the All in for Autism Tournament. “Our goal is to bring effective, affordable video modeling therapy to every family in need,â€? said Pamela Phillips of Gemiini. “Thanks to the generosity of The Gardens Casino, all of the proceeds from this event will provide much needed resources to the families in Southern California that are affected by autism.â€? April is Autism Awareness Month and All in for Autism Speaks serves to increase acceptance and understanding of those affected by autism through this lively and friendly tournament. Tickets for this event are $150 for one ticket and $200 for two tickets. Tickets can be purchased at act.autismspeaks.org/ Allinforautismspeaks Sponsorship opportunities are available and begin at $2,500. To learn more about this year’s event please contact: tracey.macdonald@autismspeaks.org The Gardens Casino:Known as the “friendliest card clubâ€? in the Los Angeles area, The Gardens Casino has been one of LA’s premier card clubs for more than 20 years. Its new state-of-the-art venue offers guests over 200 tables, luxury VIP amenities as well as a premium casual restaurant and an upscale bar and lounge. The Gardens Casino has been integral to the Hawaiian Gardens community, supporting the city with jobs and economic contributions. For more information on The Gardens Casino, visit www.thegardenscasino.com. Autism Speaks: Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. We empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span. Go to AutismSpeaks.org to learn more, donate or join a fundraising walk.


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FOUR ARRESTED IN Cerritos crime summary Feb. 25 to Mar. 3 ARTESIA DOUBLE SHOOTING There were 295 calls for service, STAFF REPORT Four gang members were arrested by Norwalk Station Deputies after hearing the description of the suspect vehicle involved in a double shooting, in the city of Artesia. Deputies patrolling the area of Cheshire Street in the city of Norwalk on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 9:44 P.M. spotted a parked vehicle matching the description in the call. The deputies contacted four male Hispanics surrounding the suspected vehicle and would later arrest all four after discovering evidence linking them and the vehicle to the earlier shootings. On the night of the shooting, four Hispanic male suspects had entered the city of Artesia in a blue, Chevrolet Impala sedan. They encountered a rival gang member, a Hispanic male adult, on the corner of 168th Street and Clarkdale Avenue. A verbal altercation ensued and gunshots were exchanged between both parties. The suspects in the vehicle fled the area, however the male adult was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Approximately 20 minutes later, the four suspects returned to the area of the initial shooting. While driving along the 11000 block of Arkansas Street, an occupant of the same blue Chevrolet Impala opened fire on another Hispanic male who had been walking along the sidewalk. The victim, who appears to have been at the wrong place at the wrong time, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. That victim’s identity has not been released pending next of kin notification. A handgun was recovered at the scene of the arrest. All four suspects reside in the Norwalk area and are documented gang members. They were arrested and booked at Norwalk Station and have been identified as: Anthony Martinez Garibo, 19 yearold male Hispanic; Adrian Nunez, 38 year-old male Hispanic; Danny Orozco, 19 year-old male Hispanic; Isaac Miranda, 18 year-old male Hispanic. On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, members of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Hard Core Gang Division filed criminal charges on all four suspects in Bellflower Court. The four suspects were charged with one count each of Murder 187(a) PC, one count each of Attempted Murder 664/187(a) PC, and two counts each of Shooting from a Vehicle 26100(d) PC for the brutal and unprovoked attack.

$5,000 REWARD OFFERED INVOLVING FATAL HIT RUN The City of La Mirada is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the determination of the identity of, and the apprehension of, the person responsible for the fatal hit and run that occurred on February 20, 2019 on Escalona Rd. in La Mirada. If anyone has any information they are encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Department "Crime Stoppers" hotline at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

down from 316 the week before. The 2019 average is just over 301 calls for service well below the 2018 average of 323 calls. The sheriffs stress this is preliminary information and the data is not final and subject to change Robbery One suspect entered an electronics store at the Los Cerritos Center shoved a bunch of items into his backpack and walked out without paying. Loss prevention personnel stopped the man, a fight ensued and theywere able to apprehend and arrest the suspect. Burglary Five burglaries occur during the period, one on 11600 block Indian Creek Road, one on the 18600 block of San Gabriel Avenue, one on the 12300 block of Ashworth, one on the 12500 block of Cuesta Drive, and a warehouse on the 17100 block of Edwards Road. Auto Theft Two auto theft occurred one at a residence at the 19400 block of Elton Circle the vehicle was recovered; and the other one in the Town Centre that is not yet been recovered Vehicle Burglaries Four vehicle burglaries occurred one at a restaurant on the 11200 block of 183rd St., another of the 12600 block of Artesia Boulevard, a third at the 18600 block of Gridley Road, and finally at a public facility on 11500 Bos Street

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Mar. 4-10 Notable Arrests Two suspects were arrested by the La Mirada Special Assignment Team for carrying a concealed dirk/dagger during a proactive stop of a suspicious person. Seven suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations. Robbery A suspect used force during a daytime robbery of cosmetics on the 13900 block of Imperial Hwy. The suspect fled but was detained and arrested for robbery short time later. No injuries were reported during the incident. Residential Burglary A daytime burglary was reported on the 13600 block of Estero Rd. The exact loss is yet to be determined. A daytime burglary was reported on the 12000 block of Mayes Dr. The exact loss is yet to be determined. Other Structure Burglary An early morning door smash burglary was reported on the 15700 block of Imperial Hwy. Coins from a vending machine were stolen during an early morning burglary 13900 block of Ramhurst Dr. Vehicle Burglary A daytime window smash burglary was reported on the 13300 block of Beach Blvd. A late night burglary was reported on the 14300 block of Firestone Blvd. Grand Theft A tailgate was reported stolen during a late night theft on the 14300 block of Firestone Blvd. A daytime theft was reported on the 15100 block of Las Flores Ave. The exact loss is yet to be determined. A cell phone was reported stolen on the 13500 block of Adelfa Dr. Grand Theft Vehicle A sedan was reported stolen on the 13800 block of Ramsey Dr. A truck was reported stolen on the

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15200 block of Rosecrans Ave. The vehicle has since been recovered by La Habra Police Department. A truck was reported stolen on the 14700 block of Firestone Blvd.

From Downey Police Chief Dean Milligan

Tax season is the prime time for email scams. As April 15, 2019 quickly approaches, we want to remind you to be vigilant in avoiding Internal Revenue Service [IRS] related online scams. These IRS scams, as well as other similar scams, most often utilize scare tactics and threat of financial impact as a way to get victims to comply. During tax season, online scammers will often attempt to phish your personal information. Phishing is a way that scammers attempt to steal your personal information and/or money by sending bogus emails. The emails look official and may state you have funds available, or that you may owe money. It’s important to know that the Internal Revenue Service does not initiate contact with taxpayers via email, text messages or social media. Any requests for PIN numbers, passwords or access to bank information should be considered a scam. According to the IRS, if you receive an email claiming to be from the IRS that contains a request for personal information, taxes associated with a large investment, inheritance or lottery, do not reply and certainly to do open any attachments. Those attachments contain malicious software that will infect your computer or phone. Also, do not click on any embedded links. Forward the

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email to phishing@irs.gov, and then delete the email. If you discover a web site that claims to be the IRS, forward the web address to the same email address. For more information, please refer to the official IRS website regarding Phishing and Online Scams at https:// www.irs.gov/privacy-disclosure/reportphishing If you have any questions, please contact the Downey Police Department at (562) 861-0771.

Cerritos Town Hall Meeting A Town Hall meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers Learn about crime trends, crime prevention and crime abatement efforts. A question-and-answer session will be included. The meeting will be broadcast live on Cerritos TV3. For more information, call the Community Safety Division at (562) 9161266.

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SOUTH COAST BOTANIC GARDENS IN FULL BLOOM BY TAMMYE MCDUFF

SOUTH COAST Botanic Gardens invites everyone to join them for a ‘hanami’ or Cherry Blossom viewing in the Upper Meadow. South Coast is located 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard in the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival held in Washington D.C. commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC, and celebrates the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. However you don’t have to make a trip cross country to see a spectacular showing of these exquisite and blossoms. With a short blooming season, many believe Cherry Blossoms symbolize the fleeting beauty of life. These trees typically flower in early spring and are usually white to pink in color, sometimes red. Each blossom has five petals and grows in clusters of three to five flowers. At SCBG the cherry blossom period ranges from early February to late March and each tree has a blossom of up to ten days. South Coast Botanic Gardens [SCBG]

invites everyone to join them for a ‘hanami’ or Cherry Blossom viewing in the Upper Meadow. Take the Cherry Blossom Challenge as you walk the lush 87-acre garden with over 2,500 different species of plants and see how many of these enduring metaphors for the fleeting nature of life you can find. The flowering cherry trees are called ‘sakura’, the beautiful blossoms have been celebrated for centuries in China and Japan. In China the flower is associated with love, passion, female beauty and dominance while in Japan cherry blossoms mark the beginning of spring and are enjoyed with great food, music and friendship. The Sakura Meadow at SCBG is home to Kanzan cherry trees that will blossom through the end of March. South Coast Botanic Garden is located 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. To plan your trip visit southcoastbotanicgarden.org

DNA SALON 'CUT-A-THON' TO BENEFIT SU CASA

DNA SALON owner Diana Macias (left) with Shelby Ranson and Theresa Llanos. Happily getting his locks cut is Dean Lockwood, Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence Director of Development. STAFF REPORT DNA Salon, located in Lakewood, Ca., has announced an upcoming CutA-Thon fundraiser on Sunday April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with all proceeds from the event benefitting Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence. “We are so excited to be able to support Su Casa,” stated Diana Macias, owner of DNA Salon. “Su Casa provides vital services to our community in their effort to support victims of domestic violence.” Funds raised from the event will provide support for the programs and services provided to victims of domestic violence at Su Casa. “When businesses stand up and support community organizations this way,

it makes the entire community stronger,” said Dean Lockwood, Su Casa’s Director of Development. DNA Salon stylists will provide haircuts and styles throughout the day at a promotional price of $25, regularly $50. There will be drawings throughout the day for Redken products, a 50/50 drawing and Su Casa will be on hand to provide information about their community services. Appointments and more information is available at DNA Salon’s website, dnasalonconnect.com or by calling 562804-4440. Information is also available by calling Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence at 562-421-6537. DNA Salon is located at 5466 Woodruff Avenue in Lakewood.

LA PALMA LIBRARY TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE FOR REFURBISHMENT STAFF REPORT La Palma residents will have to travel to the Cypress library until June 2019. The La Palma Branch Library is scheduled to be closed beginning March 28, 2019 and continuing through early June 2019 for refurbishment.

During this time, community members will be directed to the nearby Cypress Library for their information needs. Cypress is located at 5331 Orange Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630 Visit the library's website for more information: http://www.ocpl.org/


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FREE EDIBLE GARDENING WORKSHOP IN LAKEWOOD THIS SATURDAY

LEARN the fundamentals of propagation and pruning. The class is part of the ECO Gardener Home Owner Series sponsored by the Water Replenishment District

STAFF REPORT Learn how to turn part of your ordinary landscape into a lush edible garden at a free workshop on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood. The workshop will share tips on how to analyze and enhance your soil, select the right fruits, herbs and vegetables to suit your needs and how to care for them. Learn the fundamentals of propaga-

tion and pruning while understanding how to identify and address pest issues. Edible gardens maximize water use by providing a sustainable source of fresh vegetables and an attractive landscape. Seating is limited. To register, go to https://www.wrd.org/content/eco-gardener-class-form. For more information, contact Jenn Swart at jswart@wrd.org or call 562-275-4265. The class is part of the ECO Gardener Home Owner Series sponsored by the Water Replenishment District of Southern California.

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BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER Valley Christian High’s baseball team was trying to keep a steady trend going against Whitter Christian when the two Olympic League rivals met this past Saturday. The Heralds had won the past two games against V.C., which had won the previous three straight meetings. That streak came after a four-game losing skid to W.C. and before that, both teams had alternated two-game winning streaks since 2014. So, the Defenders should have reversed the trend and begin a new winning streak against W.C. But a costly two-out error in the top of the fifth inning led to a pair of unearned runs and helped the visitors to a 3-2 victory. “I don’t think it’s that hard,” said V.C. first-year head coach Matt Dahlenburg of the loss. “We’re still growing, and these guys are going to figure out…every game we’re going to play is going to be close. I just told them right now we’re right there; we just have to turn the knob. Once we turn it, we’re going to be really good.” Early on, senior pitcher Ryan Bloom was on fire, retiring the first six batters he faced, striking out four of them, plus getting a groundout and a lineout. Meanwhile, the Defenders opened the scoring in the bottom of the second inning when junior third baseman Brayden Garner and Bloom each singled. After a double play, Garner came home on a base hit from sophomore catcher Matthew Bean which just got under the outstretched arms of W.C. shortstop Aledys Parra. The Heralds tied the game in the next inning when Parra singled in Eric Morrison with one out. But V.C. would

BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER Gerardo Perez has seen a lot in his 15 seasons as the head coach of Gahr High’s baseball team and even though the Gladiators are in unchartered territory, he had a good feeling coming into his team’s game against El Toro High this past Wednesday. Gahr entered the game with one win in nine games and had scored 16 runs but he felt the team was beginning to make some waves. The Gladiators, playing their third of five games this season in the El Dorado Steakhouse Tournament led the Chargers by two runs on two separate occasions, only to fall 8-6 in 10 innings on a costly error. “Our emphasis a little bit has been kind of figuring out who we need to be offensively,” Perez said. “We’ve had some offensive struggles. Defensively, we’ve cleaned it up a little bit from the start of the year. I know it wasn’t a perfect game. To play 10 innings at this time of the juncture and for it to be a throw that came up short…defensively I think we’re okay.” Gahr (1-9) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as Owen Huff walked senior third baseman Jayden Cruz, who would later come home on a sacrifice fly from senior left fielder Joey Lopez. After the Chargers scored twice in the top of the second inning, the hosts kept the momentum going with another run in their half of the frame. Senior designated hitter Matt Estrada was hit by a pitch and would score on a base hit from senior pinch hitter Andrew Householder. In the next inning, sophomore right fielder Matt Kurata was walked and two batters later, sophomore

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regain the lead in its half of the inning. With one out, senior shortstop James Stirton tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly from junior center fielder Ryan Lasiter. Stirton barely got home as he barreled over Elijah Camarena who was blocking Stirton’s path to the plate. The out would be the beginning of eight straight batters retired by W.C. starter Chad Green. Meanwhile, the Heralds threatened to score in the fourth, but Bloom found a way to get out of danger. Wes Ruiz and Green each led off with singles, but after an error allowed Green to advance to second, Ruiz was tagged out at third for the first out. Bloom then retired the next two batters. In the fifth inning, and with two outs and Parra on first, Anthony McCuller singled to left. Then after a nine-pitch battle, Matt Pritchard hit what would have been a routine inning-ending groundout. But an error allowed Parra to score and keep the inning going. On the first pitch to Ruiz, McCuller scored the game-winner on a double steal. Ruiz would strikeout, as did the first two batters of the sixth and by this time, Bloom had thrown 98 pitches. That drew a visit from Dahlenburg but immediately, Bloom would walk Ryan Helvin on four pitches to signal the end of Bloom’s day. “Bloom’s a competitor,” Dahlenburg said. “That’s why I kind of left him in there [in the sixth inning]. He has the stuff and he has that mentality if a guy gets on, it doesn’t matter. He’s going to get out of it. His stuff is so good.” Bloom has started four games and is 2-2. He is slated to be the Friday pitcher during league competition and prior to the game, had a team-high earned run average of 1.81 with 17 strikeouts in just

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over 19 innings. Senior right fielder Brett Evenhouse replaced Bloom and finished the game with four straight outs on eight pitches, Meanwhile, the Defenders had opportunities to tie or win the game in the final two innings. Stirton reached on an infield single and stole second to lead off the sixth inning. After a strikeout, senior first baseman Wyatt Keller was intentionally walked. But a pair of groundouts ended that threat. In the final inning, V.C. had runners on first and second with two outs, but a fielder’s choice would end the game. The Defenders had eight hits with Stirton and Bean each collecting a pair. But the Defenders stranded five runners on base, “I didn’t think we had a good offensive day,” Dahlenburg said. “We’ve been struggling the last couple of games at the plate. James had one timely hit, but we had many chances to score. It was the same against Village Christian;

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GAHR LOSES TWO-RUN LEAD TWICE, CONTINUES RARE EARLY SEASON SLIDE IN 10-INNING LOSS TO EL TORO shortstop Matthew Polk doubled down the left field line. Before the next pitch was thrown to Estrada, a pickoff attempt to get Kurata straying off third went bad, allowing him to score and move Polk to third. From there, a sacrifice fly made it 4-2 and at that time, Gahr had already scored the most runs in any game. El Toro would tie the game in the next inning, only to see the Gladiators regain their two-run advantage. With one out, freshman center fielder Ethan Kang reached on an error and Cruz singled. Moments later, both would score on two more errors. After a scoreless fifth inning, the Chargers tied the game in the sixth on a big two-out single from Deangelo Yepez. After that, El Toro’s pitching staff of seven for the game shut down Gahr’s offense, allowing just two hits over the final five innings and getting out of a pair of jams. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Kurata was hit by a pitch for the second

straight time and stole second. Lopez would then reach on an error, but in the process, Kurata was thrown out at home. Two innings later and with two outs, Cruz tripled down the right field line but Shayne Simpson, the sixth pitcher who took the bump in the bottom of the sixth inning, struck out Kurata to end the threat. Gahr would get a runner on in each of the last two innings but neither advanced to second. Cruz went two for five while four other players picked up the other hits. Sophomore JaMore Ward pitched into the fourth inning, followed by senior Jason Dressel, who worked two and two-third’s innings. “JaMore Ward, as a sophomore, has been toeing the rubber for us once a week and has done a pretty good job,” Perez said. “Today, he wasn’t at his best for whatever reason. I thought Dressel was effective a little bit. There was a big twoout RBI to right off Jason’s third inning that got them two runs. I thought that was

we left the bases loaded twice. We talked about it after the game that we have to get better in the box.” On Mar. 1, the Defenders rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie Village Christian High in the bottom of the fourth inning before falling 5-2 after the Crusaders scored three times in the seventh inning. After a 10-1 win over St. Michael’s Prep this past Tuesday, the Defenders improved to 7-3, however, Dahlenburg believes could have been 9-1. They will visit Maranatha High tonight before hosting Heritage Christian High on Tuesday. “Coming in and taking over the program, I knew it was going to be a work in progress and these guys have flipped it in one year,” Dahlenburg said. “But I told them we still have work to do. The league games…they’re both kind of are sore because we were in both games and we had a chance to win both games. But it’s a growing process. It’s a pain and we’re going to take it and take our lumps and move on.”

a pretty big hit, where we had the lead 6-4.” Gahr’s 1-9 start through the first 10 games is the worst Perez has been a part of during his time here. Two seasons ago, the Gladiators began 2-8 but bounced back to win the San Gabriel Valley League and finish at 15-15. Before that, the last time Gahr had a losing mark through the first 10 games was in 2008 (4-6). The nine losses already matches the 2018 total and Perez has never lost more than 16 games in any season. “So, there’s a chance; there’s hope,” Perez joked about the slow start. “It took a while to figure it out. We don’t have overpowering pitching; we pitch to contact. In 10 games, that’s 70 innings. We only have about 35 strikeouts, I believe, or 40 strikeouts as a staff. So, our defense has to be at its best, and it’s gotten better. “Offensively, we don’t have a whole lot of power,” he continued. “We’re station to station. We don’t have a whole lot of physicality, and the teams we face are all pretty physical. We’re going to have to play a pretty good game on a competitive level and I think we’ll get better as the season goes along. I’m looking for the growth; I’m not caught up in wins, championships…I’m caught up in the kids every single day and trying to get the most out of them and trying to prepare them.” Gahr will host Tesoro High on Saturday in another El Dorado Steakhouse Tournament game before entertaining Hart High on Monday. The league opener will be on Tuesday when Paramount High pays a visit to Tom Bergeron Field.


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ST. PAUL TOURNAMENT

The Cerritos High baseball team was mired in a season-long three-game losing streak entering the beginning of the week. That’s when first-year head coach Brooks Walling went to his ace pitcher, and he delivered at the beginning the team’s game against Banning High, as well as in the end. Senior pitcher Matthew Pinal was brilliant through the first six innings, then was replaced, but came back to get the final two outs as the Dons held on for a 7-6 win against the Pilots this past Monday in pool play action of the St. Paul Tournament. “I thought we played well,” Walling said. “We came in trying to get back on track with our number one guy after dropping two to Murrieta Valley. I don’t think Banning was expecting to see Pinal today.” Cerritos was previously swept by Murrieta Valley High in a doubleheader and lost a heartbreaking one-run decision to Glendora High in eight innings. But against Banning, the Dons collected a season-high 10 hits. After Banning grabbed a 1-0 lead after half an inning, the Dons went to work, but stranded a pair of runners in their half of the inning. In the second inning, Cerritos nearly batted around and took a 2-1 lead. Sophomore third baseman Nick Hill doubled

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CERRITOS NAVIGATES WIN OVER BANNING BEHIND HILL’S BAT, PINAL’S ARM with one out, scoring senior designated hitter Bernie DeLeon. Three batters later, Pinal sent a deep ball to left field to plate Hill. After the Pilots tied the contest in the fourth inning, the hosts took the lead for good with a pair of runs in their half of the frame. On the first pitch, Hill doubled to right field and came home on a double from senior right fielder Matthew Aguinaga. Moments later, junior center fielder Raul Garcia singled to right, allowing Aguinaga to make it 4-2. In the next inning and with one out, Angel Jimenez walked junior first baseman Jayden Baerg. After the second out, a walk to freshman pinch hitter Owen Gott paved the way for Aguinaga to single on a full count. That was followed by Pinal’s single on another full count. Prior to the game, the Dons had left 74 runners on base in 64 innings with four doubles coming into the game. Against Banning, Cerritos collected four doubles and de-

spite stranding nine runners on base, the timely hits were evident. “We talked about guys having to step up and somebody wanted to be a dude,” Walling said. “I think they got the message today. Guys clutched up when they needed to, finally.” However, the top of the seventh inning needed to be played and Cerritos had to sweat it out. Pinal was replaced with senior Rene Moran who walked a batter and gave up back to back hits with one out to load the bases. Moran then hit Tomas Estrada to make it 7-3. After a single to Gabriel Gonzalez, which made it 7-4, Moran hit Isaac Magana, still with the bases loaded. That’s when Walling decided to bring Pinal back in to shut the door. “He had 82 pitches; I was trying to save him,” Walling said of taking Pinal out after the sixth inning. “I don’t want to abuse him. We had a five-run lead; he’s our guy. We wanted to get some guy’s

[some] work. “In high school rules, as long as [a pitcher] doesn’t leave the lineup, he can come back in,” Walling later said. “I’m not going to let a victory slip out of our hands. I ask him if he was good to go and he said he wanted the baseball. So, he slammed the door right there for us.” Pinal immediately struck out Shiloh Abito and after walking Joseph Licea, which allowed Estrada to make it 7-6, Frankie Franco was caught looking for the final out. Pinal ended with half a dozen strikeouts and allowed only two hits. Aguinaga, Garcia and Hill all had a pair of hits. Cerritos then took care of Long Beach Cabrillo High 4-1 the next day to improve to 6-5. In the process, the Dons advanced to the semifinals of the tournament, which will be played later in the season. Cerritos will travel to Vista Murrieta High on Saturday and Villa Park High on Tuesday. “I think we’ve made that leap to an elite program,” Walling said. “I really believe we have. Glendora, obviously, came in struggling. They got hot and they’ve won three in a row since they knocked us off. And, we had the lead in the eighth. [Against] Murrieta Valley, we were right there, 3-3 in the sixth against another high-end opponent. Banning is no joke. I think they’re top five in their division over in the [CIF] City Section.”

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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY The purpose of this Notice of Availability is to notify all responsible agencies, trustee agencies, surrounding cities, and the public that the City of Commerce intends to initiate the circulation of the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the proposed project described herein. The City of Commerce, in its capacity as Lead Agency, requests that this DEIR and the attached Initial Study be reviewed. A 45-day public review period will be provided to allow these entities and other interested parties to comment on the proposed project and the DEIR. Project Title: Citadel Expansion & 10-Acre Development Project. Lead Agency and Address: City of Commerce, 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce, California 90040. Contact Person and Phone Number: Rene Bobadilla, Assistant City Administrator. (323) 722-4805, ext. 2312. Project Location: The project area is located on the north side of Telegraph Road between Hoefner Avenue on the west and Washington Boulevard on the east. The project consists of three distinct elements: Area 1 is located within the eastern portion of the existing Citadel outlets shopping center, Area 2 includes an area located between the existing Citadel Outlets and the industrial buildings located along the west side Tubeway Avenue, and Area 3 is located on the northwest corner of the Telegraph Road/Washington Boulevard intersection. The industrial uses located along the west side of Tubeway Avenue and the Commerce Casino and Hotel are not part of the project and, as a result, are located outside of the project area. Project Sponsor’s Name and Address: Citadel Holdings Group, LLC, 4100 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Newport Beach, California 92660, and Wash-Tel Commerce, LLC, 4100 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Newport Beach, California 92660. General Plan Designation: Commercial, and Commercial Manufacturing. Zoning: C2 (Unlimited Commercial), C/M1 (Commercial Manufacturing), and M1/M2 (Industrial). Description of Project: The project Applicant proposes to develop the Project in the three areas referred to herein as Area 1, Area 2, and Area 3, along the Telegraph Road corridor. ● Area 1 will involve the expansion of the existing Citadel Outlets and this part of the project, referred to herein as Phase 5. The new Area 1 development will include the construction of up to approximately 165,000 square feet of retail, two new hotels (totaling approximately 270 rooms), and a new five-level parking structure (approximately 750 parking spaces). ● The new development proposed for Area 2 (also referred to a Phase 6) will include two new retail buildings totaling 69,941 square feet, a new commercial recreation use totaling 129,000 square feet, a new three-level entertainment/ movie complex with 150,000 square feet, a new four-level parking structure (approximately 1,220 parking spaces), a new hotel consisting of approximately 500 guest rooms, and three smaller fast-food restaurants. ● Area 3 will include up to five (5) new fast food restaurants each with a drive thru lane, a sit-down restaurant, and an approximately 55,000 square-foot warehouse/industrial building. New landscaping will be installed throughout the new development. A new monorail system is proposed to serve Areas 1 and 2. A potential pedestrian connection to the Metro line will also be provided in the northern portion of Area 1. All of the aforementioned project elements will be collectively considered as the “proposed project.” Pursuant to California Government Code Section 65864, et seq., two statutory development agreements, which will include proposed Zone Changes (ZC), shall require City Council approval by ordinance. Surrounding Land Uses and Setting: The project area is located on the north side of Telegraph Road between Hoefner Avenue on the west and Washington Boulevard on the east. Existing development located within the project area includes a wide range of land uses including industrial, warehousing, commercial uses, and vacant land. The area also includes a variety of commercial retail, office, hotel, and entertainment-related uses within the existing Citadel complex. Other commercial uses located in the area include a Costco club store, a McDonalds, and various industrial/ warehouse buildings occupy the parcels located east of Washington Boulevard and Telegraph Road. The Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) is located to the south of the project area, on the south side of Telegraph Road. City Contact: A 45-day public review period will be provided to allow these entities and other interested parties to comment on the proposed project and the DEIR. Please forward comments to the City of Commerce at the following address: Rene Bobadilla, Assistant City Administrator Administration Department 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce, California 90040 (323) 722-4805, ext. 2312. Review Period: The 45-day review public review period will commence on February 19, 2019 and will conclude on April 5, 2019. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/15/19

Record rainfall provided relief to drought-thirsty Southern California but created havens for disease-spreading mosquitoes in people’s yards. Vector control officials are advising that Los Angeles County residents must take extra precautions with green, unmaintained pools, rain barrels and other small containers that have collected rain water. Since mosquitoes can complete their life cycles from egg to adult in about a week, collected water should be emptied or used within the week, rain barrels and containers must be tightly sealed to prevent mosquito entry, and green, unmaintained pools should be cleaned. If residents need to store water in rain barrels, buckets, and other similar containers longer than a week, these steps should be taken to ensure they are mosquito-proof: Cover all water-filled containers with tightly fitting lids.

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Continued from page 1 recognition was sent to Congress by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard in recognition of the Legions Centennial celebration. A little known fact about the American Legion is that they established the first "Flag Code" drafted during a Legion conference in Washington in 1923. Congress adopted the code in 1942. Today, The American Legion is at the forefront of efforts to pass a constitutional amendment to protect the U.S. flag from physical desecration. The American Legion donated $1 million to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for construction of the Wall in Washington, becoming the largest single contributor to the project, while also helping to study the effects of expo-

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Screen all openings such as downspouts from the roof gutters with a 1/16 inch fine mesh to keep mosquitoes out. Check for holes in screens monthly to prevent mosquitoes from entering the container and laying hundreds of eggs. Use and maintain natural mosquito control products containing Bti in water that must be kept for longer periods. Take advantage of this rainfall to find and remove all unused containers from around the home that may collect water and contribute to mosquito problems. Other common sources include plant saucers, buckets, tires, pet water bowls, recycling bins, trash cans, and even trash hidden in nearby bushes. “Mosquito eggs only need a teaspoon of water to complete their life cycle,” said Anais Medina Diaz, public information officer at the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD). “By eliminating mosquito breeding sources in your home today, you can protect your family’s health as temperatures warm up in Southern California.” While residents do their part to tackle the standing water left by the recent rains around their homes, vector control technicians are in the field monitoring disease activity and controlling mosquito populations throughout GLACVCD’s jurisdiction. For more information or to anonymously report green, unmaintained pools, please visit the District’s website at www.glacvcd.org. sure to Agent Orange on Vietnam War veterans. Since 1938, The American Legion National High School Oratorical Program: A Constitutional Speech Contest, has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. “Today we recognize our veterans for protecting our values, our country, and our way of life,” began Downey Mayor, Rick Rodriguez, ”As a father of two combat veterans and a member of American Legion Hollydale Post 723, I thank you for all of you who have served.” Hollydale Post 723 began in Downey in 1923 and has been serving veterans and America since that time.

T.S. No. 074975-CA APN: 8037-001-032 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE担 SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 4/18/2017. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 4/2/2019 at 10:30 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 4/25/2017, as Instrument No. 20170454847, in Book , Page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: CINDY LEE PUENTES, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER担 CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 12733 BREEZEWOOD DR LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA 90638 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $542,436.74 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned or its predecessor caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (844) 477-7869 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.STOXPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 074975-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (844) 477-7869 CLEAR RECON CORP 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117. LCCN 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22/19


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CITY OF CERRITOS STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO BIDDERS OF THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS, BID NO. 1367-19 Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Cerritos, County of Los Angeles, State of California, hereby invites sealed bids for the following project: Project Identification:

CITY CLERK’S OFFICE SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS, BID NO. 1367-19

Project Description:

The work or improvement to be performed generally consists of demolition, installation of drywall, installation of metallic casing, electrical and lighting modifications, installation of granite counter top, glazing, painting, and all other items pertinent to the project.

Bids must be received on or before:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 11:00 a.m.

Place of bid receipt:

Office of the City Clerk, City Hall 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, First Floor Cerritos, California 90703 Bids must be marked: “CITY CLERK’S OFFICE SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS, BID NO. 1367-19.”

MARCH 15, 2019 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICIA PARA UNA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY COUNCIL

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens will conduct public hearing(s) pertaining to the item(s) listed below: HEARING BODY: DATE OF HEARING: TIME OF HEARING: LOCATION OF HEARING: PUBLIC HEARING:

The City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens will be holding a public hearing to consider adoption of an interim urgency zoning ordinance, Ordinance No. 584U, of the City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens, California, pursuant to Government Code Sections 36937 and 65858, extending for a period of one (1) year the temporary moratorium imposed on accessory dwelling units (“ADUs”) constructed in the City, pending completion of studies and the preparation of an update to the City’s Zoning Code, related thereto.

All bids shall be made on the form furnished by the City and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time in the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, City Hall. The City will hold a mandatory pre-bid conference for the CITY CLERK’S OFFICE SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS, BID NO. 1367-19 on Wednesday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m., at the Cerritos City Clerk’s Office, 18125 Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos, California.

The purpose of the proposed interim urgency ordinance is to extend, for the second time, the citywide temporary moratorium on the construction of ADUs, previously adopted by City of Hawaiian Gardens City Council, as Ordinance No. 581U, for a period of one (1) year, until April 10, 2020. If adopted, no further extensions will thereafter be permitted by state law.

Obtaining Contract Documents: A set of Contract Documents, including the plans and specifications, may be purchased at the Engineering Division of the City of Cerritos for $10.00 ($15.00 if mailing is requested). There will be no refund for return of the Contract Documents. Return of such documents is not required. Each bid shall be accompanied by bid security referred to in the Contract Documents and by a list of proposed subcontractors. Evidence of insurance, a performance bond, and a labor and materials bond as specified in the Contract Documents will be required prior to execution of the contract. In accordance with Public Contract Code section 22300, the bidder who is awarded the contract may substitute securities for retention moneys withheld by a public agency to ensure performance under the contract. The procedure and requirements for substituting said securities is set forth in Public Contract Code section 22300, which is incorporated by this reference as set forth herein.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN pursuant to Government Code Section 65009(B) that, if the above project is challenged in court, the challenge will be limited to only those issues raised by written or oral comments at or prior to the public hearing as described in this notice. CEQA Determination:

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or portions thereof, or to waive any informality or irregularity in a bid to the extent allowed by law. No bid will be accepted from a contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the California Business and Professions Code. The contractor must possess a license of the following classification at the time the contract is awarded (and must maintain this license classification through completion of the project): “B” and/or a combination of licenses applicable to the project. The bidder's attention is also directed to Section 7028.15 of the Business and Professions Code for further reference. Only a contractor or subcontractor who currently is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to bid on public works contracts in California, pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5, shall be permitted to submit or be listed on a bid. No bid shall be accepted, nor any contract or subcontract entered into, without proof of the contractor or subcontractor’s current registration to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the California Labor Code, the DIR has determined the general prevailing rate of wages and employer payments for health and welfare, vacations, pensions and similar purposes applicable to the work to be done. These rates shall be the minimum rates for this project. Copies of the prevailing wage rates are on file at City Hall, located at 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California, 90703, and shall be available to any interested party upon request. In addition, rates may be obtained by visiting www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/pwd/, calling the DIR, Division of Labor Statistics and Research’s Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4774, faxing the Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4771, or writing to: DIR, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, Prevailing Wage Unit, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA, 94142. The contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and the subcontractors under him, must not pay less than these rates for this area to all workers employed in the execution of the contract. The bidder’s attention is further directed to Section 9204 of the Public Contract Code regarding the claims resolution process for all public works projects. Any dispute or claim against the City under a public works project shall be processed in accordance with Section 9204 of the Public Contract Code and any other applicable law. By order of the City of Cerritos. Dated/posted/published: March 15, 2019 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/15/19

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 528 AND VARIANCE NO. 18-01 2425 South Atlantic Boulevard NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Commerce will conduct a public hearing to consider an appeal of a Conditional Use Permit 528 and Variance No. 18-01 which was disapproved by the Planning Commission on November 28, 2018. The request is to consider the construction, establishment and operation of a Convenience Store Land Use (7-11) within a proposed 2,306 square foot convenience store. Also proposed is a Gasoline Service Station for purposes of selling and dispensing gasoline under a new canopy measuring 2,147 square feet. In addition to the CUP, the applicant will need Variances to allow the project on a site that is less than 25,000 square feet in size and within 100 feet of a residential district. Per Chapter 19.31.400 of the Zoning Code, gasoline stations must be located on parcels at least 25,000 square feet in size and located a minimum distance of three hundred feet away from any property zoned for residential use. In this case, the proposal is on a lot measuring 20,395 square feet and will be within 300 feet away from residential. Said hearing will be held before the City Council of the City of Commerce in the Council Chambers, 5655 Jillson Street, Commerce, CA, on Tuesday March 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., at which time proponents and opponents of the proposed Conditional Use Permit and Variance will be heard. Per Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the hearing. THE City of Commerce Maryam Babaki (Publish date: Los Cerritos News, March 8, 2019) Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/8/19

City Council March 26, 2019 6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter. City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

The City as lead agency has determined that the Urgency Ordinance is not a project within the meaning of Section 15378 and is exempt under Section 15061(b)(3) of the State of California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) Guidelines, because it has no potential for resulting in physical change in the environment, directly or indirectly, as it prohibits ADU establishment and thus will maintain the current levels of development. It is further exempt pursuant to Public Resource Code Section 21080.17 and CEQA Guidelines Section 15282(h) because it implements the provisions of Government Code Section 65582.1, 65852.2 and 65852.22 respectively. INVITATION TO BE HEARD

Persons interested in addressing the City Council on this topic are invited to attend the public hearing, or submit written comments to the City Clerk’s office by mail at the above address, or email at: LColombo@HGCity.org. Please reference the hearing title and date of hearing in any written correspondence. Communications to the City Council are public records and will become part of the City’s files and records. Further information may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk or Community Development Department Director, Joe Colombo at (562) 420-2641. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame al Departamento de Desarrollo de la Comunidad al (562) 420-2641. It is the intention of the City of Hawaiian Gardens to comply with the American with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance beyond what is normally provided, the City will attempt to accommodate you in every reasonable manner. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (562) 420-2641, at least one (1) business day prior to the meeting to inform us of your particular needs. Published: March 15, 2019 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/15/19 CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT NOTICE OF INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR JOLIET AVENUE/ARTESIA NORWALK CHANNEL FENCE REPLACEMENT PROJECT FY 2018-2019 Public Notice is hereby given that City of Hawaiian Gardens invites sealed bids pertaining to the item listed below: SEALED BIDS DUE: TIME OF BID OPENING:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:00 A.M., or soon thereafter.

LOCATION OF BID OPENING:

City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA. 90716

SEALED BIDS: The City of Hawaiian Gardens invites sealed bids for the Joliet Avenue/Artesia Norwalk Channel Fence Replacement Project FY2018-2019 in the City of Hawaiian Gardens. The City will receive such bids in the office of the City Clerk, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at which time they will be publicly opened. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The general nature of work consists of furnishing all labor, material, equipment, services, and incidentals required for the tree and stump removal, and the construction of new wrought iron square fence and gate including removal of an existing chain-link fence and gate. Additive Bid Items include installation of sod, planting trees, and irrigation. The engineers estimate is $203,945. Copies of the Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents are available from the City of Hawaiian Gardens, Community Development Department, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716, upon payment of a $35 nonrefundable fee, or electronic copy if you register with the Community Development Department. Should you have any questions regarding this Project please contact the City of Hawaiian Gardens at (562) 420-2641 ext. 208 or ext. 259; or email: projectmanager@hgcity.org Published: Los Cerritos News – March 15 & 22, 2019 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/15/19


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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARIA R. NUNES CASE NO. 19STPB01778 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of MARIA R. NUNES A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MANUEL NUNES in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MANUEL NUNES be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/28/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 4 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner DENNIS S. BELMUDES SBN 130614 LAW OFFICES OF ROSE, KLIEN & MARIAS 3536 COUNCOURS, SUITE 210, ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA, 91764 LOS ANGELES CA 90064 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/19 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS T.S. No.: 9987-7641 TSG Order No.: DS7300-18001594 A.P.N.: 8059-022-012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/01/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Affinia Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 03/14/2007 as Document No.: 20070566159, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: BEVERLY ORTEGA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: 04/09/2019 at 10:00 AM Sale Location: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 14052 MANSA DR, LA MIRADA, CA 90638-3545 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $365,231.72 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www.nationwideposting.com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9987-7641. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Affinia Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 833-290-7452 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: www.nationwideposting.com or Call: 916-939-0772. Affinia Default Services, LLC, Omar Solorzano, Foreclosure Associate This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. However, if you have received a discharge of the debt referenced herein in a bankruptcy proceeding, this is not an attempt to impose personal liability upon you for payment of that debt. In the event you have received a bankruptcy discharge, any action to enforce the debt will be taken against the property only. NPP0349770 To: LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER 03/15/2019, 03/22/2019, 03/29/2019

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CITY OF CERRITOS STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO BIDDERS PRINTING OF THE CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 2019-2020 SEASON BROCHURE BID NO. 1366-19 Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, First Floor, Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street, Cerritos, California, 90703, until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, for the printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2019-2020 Season Brochure, Bid No. 1366-19. Bids will be publicly opened at Cerritos City Hall at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Bids must be made on the form provided for this purpose, addressed to the City Clerk, City of Cerritos, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, First Floor, Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street, Cerritos, California, 90703, marked “Bid for the Printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2019-2020 Season Brochure, Bid No. 1366-19.” Please contact the City of Cerritos Communications Division at (562) 916-1320 to obtain specifications and contract documents. No bid will be accepted unless it is made on a proposal form furnished by the City and has the bid number and project name clearly identified on the outside label. The City of Cerritos reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or portions of any and all bids or waive the informality in a bid not affected by law. Bid specifications are available online at www.cerritos.us/BUSINESSES/bid_and_contract_opportunities/bid_listings.php Dated/Posted/Published: March 15, 2019 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/15/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 File Number 2019034542 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) FARE RIOT, 3356 LEES, LONG BEACH, CA., 90806. REGISTERED OWNER(S): (1) NATALIE DEROSA, 3356 LEES, LONG BEACH, CA., 90806. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL. 
The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 2/2019. 
I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) 
S/NATALIE DEROSA,, OWNER
 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on FEBRUARY 8, 2019 Notice - In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was led in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form.
The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/19.

CITY OF COMMERCE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 532 5710 Smithway Street NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Commerce will conduct a public hearing on a request from Verizon Wireless / J5 Infrastructure Partners for a Conditional Use Permit to allow the establishment of a new unmanned Wireless Telecommunications Facility that consists of replacing an existing 55-foot high monopole designed as a palm tree to a new seventy-(70) foot high monopole designed as pine tree within the City’s C-2 Zoning District. Per Section, 19.27.030 of the Commerce Municipal Code, building or ground-mounted cellular, personal communications service ("pcs"), or other wireless antennas are subject to the conditional use permit process. Said public hearing will be held before the Planning Commission of the City of Commerce in the Council Chambers, 5655 Jillson Street, Commerce, CA, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., at which time proponents and opponents of the proposed Conditional Use Permit will be heard. Per Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge this Conditional Use Permit in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 18-864 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ARTESIA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING ARTICLES 1 THROUGH 4 OF CHAPTER 2 (COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES) OF TITLE 2 (ADMINISTRATION) OF THE ARTESIA MUNICIPAL CODE, CONCERNING THE REGULAR MEETING LOCATION, DATE, AND TIME OF, AND REMOVAL OF MEMBERS FROM, THE PARKS AND RECREATION, PLANNING, BEAUTIFICATION AND MAINTENANCE, AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSIONS This is a summary of the above entitled Ordinance No. 18-864 of the City of Artesia. This summary has been prepared and published in accordance with the requirements of Government Code Section 36933. On March 11, 2019, the City Council of the City of Artesia adopted Ordinance No. 18-864, by a 3-2-0 vote, amending Articles 1 through 4 of Chapter 2 (Commissions And Committees) of Title 2 (Administration) of the Artesia Municipal Code (“AMC”) concerning the regular meeting location, date, and time of, and procedures for removal of members from, the Parks and Recreation, Planning, Beautification and Maintenance, and Public Safety Commissions. Ordinance No. 18-864 amends the AMC to change the regular meeting locations for the Planning, Beautification and Maintenance, and Public Safety Commissions from City Hall to the Albert O. Little Community Center located at 18750 Clarkdale Avenue, unless a different location is otherwise specified in the Commission’s regular meeting notice. Ordinance No. 18-864 also changes the regular meeting times for all of the Commissions to 6:00 p.m. on the following respective dates: (1) Parks and Recreation Commission – the fourth Wednesday of January, April, July, and October; (2) Planning Commission – the third Tuesdays of each month; (3) Beautification and Maintenance Commission ¬– the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October; and (4) Public Safety Commission – the first Tuesday of January, April, July, and October. Lastly, Ordinance No. 18-864 adopts an additional method in which a Councilmember may remove his or her appointed Commissioner by authorizing the appointing Councilmember to remove his or her appointee at any time by delivering written notice of the removal and the effective date to the City Clerk and the Commissioner, and reporting the removal to the City Council on the next regular City Council meeting agenda. Notice is hereby given that a copy of this Ordinance No. 18-864 is available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, and that said Ordinance was passed and adopted on March 11, 2019. AYES: Lima, Taj, Trevino NOES: Canales, Ramoso ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None This Ordinance will take effect on April 10, 2019. __________________________________ Ernesto Sanchez, City Clerk City of Artesia, California Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/15/19

THE PLANNING COMMISSION Maryam Babaki (Publish: Cerritos News, March 15, 2019) Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/15/19 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: KENNY C. FRANCIS CASE NO. 19STPB01568 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of KENNY C. FRANCIS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARGO FRANCIS in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MARGO FRANCIS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/25/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 2D located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner SCOTT LEE SHABEL, ESQ. SBN 82796 LAW OFFICES OF SCOTT LEE SHABEL 11845 WEST OLYMPIC BLVD., SUITE 1000 LOS ANGELES CA 90064 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/19 CNS-3225863# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS


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NEW MOBILE PRINTING SERVICE OFFERED BY CERRITOS LIBRARY The Cerritos Library now offers an online Mobile Print Center. Patrons can upload their print jobs from any location with internet access and print their documents from the Cerritos Library’s printers. Printing options include letter, legal and tabloid size paper, black-and-white,

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color, double-sided and multiple copies. The costs to print per side are $.10 for letter or legal-size paper in black-and-white; $.45 for letter or legal-size paper in color; $.15 for tabloid-size paper in black-andwhite; and $.65 for tabloid-size paper in color. To access the Mobile Print Center, go to print.cerritoslibrary.us and log in by typing your Library Card or Computer and Print Card Number in the box under Username and entering your card’s PIN in the box under Password. If you use the default PIN, it is recommended that

you reset it to a personalized PIN. You can reset your PIN at a Computer Signup Station located in the Print Center on the library’s second floor or at the Internet Express location on the first floor in the Craftsman area. To upload a file, press the Upload button in the Job List window. Then, locate your file on your computer or mobile device, click on the file name, make sure it is highlighted and click on the Open button. Once submitted, a print job will stay in the print queue for two hours before being erased. You can add funds to your

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print center account from a credit or debit card or with a PayPal account. To print the job, go to the Print Center located on the second floor of the library. Swipe your Library Card or Computer and Print Card through the card swiper on the printer. The screen on the printer will display the names of the print jobs in your queue and the cost to print each job. For more information, please see the Print Center User’s Guide link under the Services section of the Cerritos Library’s website at cerritoslibrary.us or call (562) 916-1342.