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HMG EXCLUSIVE ASM. CRISTINA GARCIA HIT WITH RETALIATION, FALSE IMPRISONMENT COMPLAINT

Serving Cerritos and ten other surrounding communities • March 20, 2020 • Vol 34, No. 34 • loscerritosnews.net

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BY BRIAN HEWS Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community News has learned that a former staffer, who was fired by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, has filed a lawsuit claiming, among other things, retaliation by Garcia’s Chief of Staff and Tosha Cherry, the Human Resources Director for the Assembly. Teala Leon, who was employed as the Communications Director for Garcia, claims she was fired in December 2019 in retaliation for reporting illegal activity committed by Garcia and her Chief of

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L.A. DA PLAYING POLITICS WITH CENTRAL BASIN

CAFETERIA STAFF at Hawaiian Gardens ES this past Wednesday served over 145 grab-and-go meals to children, ABC mobilized and served thousands from 16 schools.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office of Integrity (OI) normally takes a few months from the time the office receives a complaint to the time the office demands action or begins an investigation. After nearly seven years they are still investigating LA County Assessor John Noguez. But that’s not the case with Central Basin (CB) Municipal Water District, and the move reeks of petty politics. Three weeks ago, California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia sent a poorly written and grammatically challenged letter to Lacey’s OI demanding “action” against the current Central Basin (CB) Water Board, consisting of President Leticia Vasquez,

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CORONAVIRUS GRIPS AREA CITIES, school districts, AND EMERGENCY SERVICES HAWAIIAN GARDENS LA MIRADA CERRITOS ARTESIA NORWALK The City of Cerritos is monitoring daily the status of the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Following the recommendations of county, state and federal public health officials, the City of Cerritos has taken the following actions in the interest of protecting public health and safety: City Hall • City Hall will be by appointemnt only • Queues for service at public counters will be established to promote social distancing. • The public is encouraged to utilize online services and to communicate by telephone whenever possible. • The phone number for City Hall is (562) 860-0311. Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/ Community Safety Center • The Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/Community Safety Center will remain open 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Cerritos Library • Beginning Monday, March 16, the Cerritos Library will be closed through at least the end of

The City of Norwalk’s number one priority is the safety and well-being of our community. The City has taken numerous steps to provide the community with helpful information, resources and assistance. Additionally, the City continues to adopting guidelines recommended by Governor Gavin Newsom and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The City’s proactive and aggressive measures are being implemented to help slow the transmission of COVID-19. The City Council recognizes that, now more than ever, we must work together to take care of one another, our families and most vulnerable. We are extremely proud of our community and City staff, who are doing an exemplary job at meeting the needs of our community. Our solidarity during this emergency is fundamental to safeguard our community, deploy resources where they are most needed and ultimately, rise as a stronger City. To date, the City has taken the following actions:

The City Council met in closed session on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7pm to discuss the City's response to the President's Declaration of a National Emergency and the newest guidance provided by the Federal, State, and County public health officials. After thoughtful deliberation, the City Council issued the following directives to continue to implement temporary precautionary changes to City operations to protect the public and reduce community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The following operational changes remain in effect until further notice: City Facilities: - City Hall will be closed and the City is adopting a remote work posture which will take effect as soon as practicable until March 31, or further notice. City operations which can be conducted online and by email will continue during this time period. Visit www.cityofartesia.us for details and contact information. The Albert O. Little Community Center, North Artesia Community Center, and Artesia Com-

At a March 16, 2020 Special Council Meeting, the Hawaiian Gardens City Council passed a Resolution declaring a local emergency in the City of Hawaiian Gardens due to the potential health, safety, and security ramifications relating to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The City Council also passed a Resolution authorizing the use of City reserve funds during the local emergency. "The impact of coronavirus is not pretty and there is a lot of uncertainty. We have to do what is reasonable and suitable for Hawaiian Gardens without increasing fear and panic," said Mayor Jesse Alvarado. "I hope we will all continue to be responsible and follow the advice of health experts to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe." The decisions (unanimous, of those present) follow a local emergency declaration from Los Angeles County and increasingly detailed recommendations from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), the California Gov-

The City of La Mirada is closely monitoring information and guidance relating to COVID-19. In response to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department of Public Health (CDPH), the City is taking an abundance of caution to protect the wellbeing of the public and support efforts to control the spread of the virus. The City will temporarily suspend public access to all City facilities through April 12, including the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, effective March 17, 2020. All recreation classes, City Council meetings, commission and advisory council meetings and City events during this time are also suspended. Passive recreation at City parks is still allowed. City staff will continue to work to ensure services are provided to the community. Most City services will be uninterrupted and facilitated via telephone, the City’s website, or the My La Mirada smart phone application.

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n Saturday, March 7th, Whitney High School’s robotics team, “WHS Robotics” competed in the SoCal Regional FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition, which drew over 160 teams from the SoCal area. With the combined efforts of all the team members, they were able to move on to the FIRST World Championship for the second year in a row, the largest robotics competition in the world, which was set to be held in Houston, Texas. Unfortunately, due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the championship has been cancelled. However, it was their journey to such a high honor that defines the amount of their heart and mind that they dedicated to robotics. The team was able to achieve a variety of awards throughout this season alone, many of which were won at the regional competition. Their season began in September of 2019, but they had been working countless hours even before, during their summer vacation. The team met four times every week and when competition was near they would meet nearly everyday to perfect their robot and presentation for not only the game, but for the judges and other teams at the competition. The team consists of members from 9th grade to 12th grade who work to not only build and program the robot that they need for the season, but to also spread STEM and robotics to their community and outside of their community. The game for this season consisted of building a tower out of blocks on a foundation and being able to move said foundation at the end of the game, all while crossing under a bridge set up in

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THE TEAM, which consists of members from 9th grade to 12th grade, competed in the SoCal Regional FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition, which drew over 160 teams from the SoCal area. the middle of the field. The team helps spread STEM in their community by volunteering at elementary school science nights, mentoring another robotics team at Cerritos High School, and even hosting an annual RoboCamp on the Whitney campus, which will continue to be in session this coming June and July. At their regional competition, the team was able to win the 1st place Control award, an award for the best software on a robot, the 3rd place Think award, an award for the team that was the best at capturing their entire season in their Engineering Notebook, and the 2nd place Inspire award, which was

the overall award that allowed them to advance to the FIRST championships. The Inspire award is given to the team with the best overall competition presence in both their robot and representing robotics in their community and is the highest award a team can receive at a competition. Even though they cannot attend their championships, we are hopeful for what the team has in store for the future. For more information, you can visit their website at whitneyrobotics.org, or follow them on their Twitter and Instagram @whsftc542.

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ASSESSOR OFFERS PROPERTY TAX PENALTY DEFERRAL Keith Knox, LA County Tax Collector said in a statement, "I understand that this is a very stressful time, especially for those suffering direct effects from this public health crisis, and my office is committed to helping in any way we can. Los Angeles County property owners affected by the COVID-19 virus may have late penalties cancelled if they are unable to pay their property taxes by the April 10 deadline. We have no authority to extend the April 10 deadline, as outlined by State Law. However, beginning on April 11, the day after property taxes are due, people unable to pay on time for reasons related to COVID-19 may submit a request for penalty cancellation online. We encourage all property owners who can pay their taxes on time to do so. This revenue helps keep the government running and providing vital services that the public relies on, especially in times like these. Taxpayers can pay online, via telephone or by mail. There is no cost for eCheck payments online. For online credit/ debit card transactions, our card payment processor charges a 2.25 percent service fee. We have developed responses to our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Please click here for our FAQs Taxpayers can also visit https://ttc.lacounty.gov/, to review payment methods and several other online self-service options. Taxpayers may also call (213) 9742111 for additional information"


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CORONAVIRUS CAN SURVIVE, BUT DECAYS, FOR 72 HOURS ON PLASTIC AND STEEL

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ABC TALKS ABOUT ONLINE LEARNING AT HOME PROGRAM BY DR. COLIN SPRIGG

BY BRIAN HEWS New research suggests the coronavirus can live for three days on some surfaces, like plastic and steel, but experts say the risk of consumers getting infected from touching those materials is still low. They did offer additional warnings about how long the virus survives in air, which may have important implications for medical workers. The new study, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, also stated that the virus decays over the course of a day on cardboard we should come consumers when they get deliveries. The virus lives longest on plastic and steel, surviving for up to 72 hours, but the bug decays rapidly over time. It only lives

on copper for only four hours. Alarmingly, on cardboard, it can survive up to 24 hours, which suggests packages that arrive in the mail should have only low levels of the virus — unless the delivery person was sick. Experts have said that if people are concerned about the risk, they could wipe down packages with disinfectant wipes and wash their hands, she said. That the virus can survive and stay infectious in aerosols is also important for health care workers who are hooking patients into ventilators and intubators, the handling of which might generate aerosols and droplets. “It sounds scary,” said one expert, “but unless you’re close to someone, the amount you’ve been exposed to is very low.”

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The ABC Unified School District rolled out its Online Learning at Home program for all students and teachers on Thursday, March 19. Due to the coronavirus, the transition from teaching and learning in ABC classrooms to the home has been up against time to prepare infrastructure, Internet service for over 20,000 students and almost 1,000 teachers at home. The investments into classroom technology, infrastructure, 1:1 devices, powerful teacher training models, and technical support at all schools has greatly helped the transition. The plan for Online Learning at Home was crafted with input from teachers, union partners, Information on Technology & academic services staff, and the Superintendent's Cabinet. There are requirements: students must have an Internet service at home, an internet-enabled computer device, and an ABC Google student account for classroom activities. District survey data has determined that approximately 5% of ABC student’s do not have Internet Service at home. The IT Department was able to find mobile Internet hotspots in time to be able to secure 800 devices. The district reached out to parents directly about this issues, and this past week, students have been checking out the hotspots and school computer devices for home use. The district must order approximately 100 additional computers to provide to students. The actual teaching will be conducted online using the Google Classroom envi-

ronment. The Classroom allows teachers and students to manage work flow as follows: 1) Teachers assign (post) work for students 2) Students access work 3) Online communications between teacher to student(s) 4) Collaboration between student(s) 4) Productivity tools (writing, numbers, presentations, research, etc.) 5) Student “turn-in” work 6) Teacher grades and returns the work 7) Student emails summary for parents Today, Google Classroom is used regularly and a recent teacher survey data indicated that 63% of ABC teachers reported feeling “very well versed” with Google Classroom. The survey also indicated that about 14% of teachers said they would need assistance, or they have never used it, with 23% stating “I’m somewhat comfortable, I created a classroom, but I don’t use it very often”. This week ABC teachers had the opportunity to attend online professional development sessions to prepare for the start of Online Learning at Home with their students. Sessions specific to the Google Classroom were offered and hosted by other ABC teachers who are recognized experts willing to share their expertise

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BRICKS & MINIFIGS in Fullerton is owned and operated by cousins and entrepreneurs Nancy Randle of Cerritos and Ginna Hendricks of Santa Fe, NM. BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Cerritos resident Nancy Randle has seen sales at her store Bricks and Minifigs in Fullerton increase more than 200 percent since the launch of the FOX show LEGO Masters and now that families are spending more time together with children at home, she might see another growth spurt. The popularity of the LEGO Masters television competition show on FOX has been a boon for the Fullerton-based business Bricks & Minifigs Anaheim. Since the show launched at the beginning of February, sales at the locally owned store are up more than 200 percent from the same time period in 2019. “A few years back, I went to visit my cousin in New Mexico. We took our children into the local Bricks & Minifigs store and we noticed how much fun our kids were having,� said Randle. “We began to discuss the possibilities of opening up our own shop, discovered there was not one in Southern California at the time, so we jumped at the opportunity,� said co-owner Virginia Hendricks. “The show has ignited people’s passions for LEGO,� says Randle. “Our customers are coming into the store talking about the epic builds they’ve seen on the show. They’re looking for sets and bulk bricks to help them create their own LEGO

masterpieces.� Each Bricks & Minifigs location specializes in buying, selling and trading new and used LEGO sets, bulk bricks and mini figures, also known as minifigs. The store literally has tens-of-thousands of LEGO pieces to choose from, allowing customers to rebuild their favorite sets or create their own original projects out of bulk LEGO pieces. “We sell retired sets and current sets, individual bricks, and some collectable sets as too,� added Randle. You can buy sets, by piece or by the bucket. LEGO enthusiasts have a chance to win a one-year supply of LEGO sets, a trip for four to the LEGOLAND New York Resort or one of 12 prizes of $500 worth of LEGO sets through the LEGO Masters Sweepstakes. Customers can enter the Sweepstakes with receipts for current sealed sets from Bricks & Minifigs. The franchise was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2006 and now operates 39 franchised stores in the United States and Canada. They are authorized LEGO resellers. LEGO Masters airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on FOX. Bricks & Minifigs Anaheim is located at 1105 S. Euclid Street in Fullerton, just north of Orangethorpe Avenue. For more information, visit bricksandminifigsanaheim.com.

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NLMUSD LOOKING TO FILL VACANCY CREATED BY RESIGNATION OF NEW NORWALK COUNCILWOMAN NORWALK, CA — The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is taking applications through April 1, 2020 for people wanting to be appointed to a vacant seat on the Board of Education. The vacancy was created by the resignation of board member Ana Valencia, who was recently elected to the Norwalk City Council in March 2020. Her term on the Board of Education expires in November 2022. The application is posted on the front page of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District website (www.nlmusd. org). The submission deadline April 1, 2020 at noon. The Board of Education will review applications at the April 6, 2020 board meeting and make a provisional appointment at the May 4, 2020 board meeting.

ARTESIA CEMETERY TAKES STEPS TO COMBAT VIRUS STAFF REPORT Effective immediately, pursuant to Resolution No. 2020-006 adopted March 17, 2020, members of the public shall not attend any services in the cemetery if they are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, including fever or cough. No gatherings of 40 or more people shall be permitted in the cemetery. Gatherings of 5-39 people shall require all attendees to be separated by six feet between one another. This prohibition applies to all interment services, even those that have already been planned to take place at Artesia Cemetery during the months of March and April. All persons who have already made arrangements for interment services with the District will be notified immediately of the District-ordered prohibition. The District is also notifying all local mortuaries and funeral directors of the same. Although it is rare that the District has such large funeral services take place at the cemetery, all attendees should be advised to take precautionary measures to self-protect themselves during any service by social distancing themselves from other attendees and washing their hands thoroughly before and after the service.

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KEEPING YOUR PETS HEALTHY DURING THE PANDEMIC

THE CASE FOR HOME ISOLATION BY LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR JANICE HAHN

I am writing this during my third day of self isolation in my home in San Pedro. On Sunday, Governor Newsom ordered all Californians over the age of 65 or who have an underlying health condition to stay in their homes to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus. I know that the next few weeks, maybe months, at home will be difficult-- but I am following the Governor’s orders and it is important that you do too. The number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in LA County has climbed dramatically over just the last few days. Because testing is still limited, it is safe to assume there are many more people infected with the virus in our communities. There is also evidence that many people are carrying the virus, have no symptoms, and are still infecting others simply through close contact. So until a vaccine -- or even an effective treatment-- can be developed, the best tools we have to fight this virus are social distancing and self-isolation. This week, LA County’s Public Health Officer took the unprecedented but necessary step of ordering all bars, clubs, theaters, entertainment venues, and dine-in restaurants Countywide to shut down. I know this came as a shock to many residents, and I can’t blame them. Even a few weeks ago, I would have thought these orders were

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Supervisor Janice Hahn is over 65 and is heeding the orders of Gov. Newsom by self-isolating.

Draconian. But this is an unprecedented crisis and, while I am worried about the economic toll this will take on our families and our community, I know that not taking immediate and dramatic action would take a much greater toll on lives. If you can stay home and work remotely, you must do that. This will not only keep you safe, it will make being in public safer for the people who we depend on to keep doing their jobs -like food service workers, pharmacists, health workers, and first responders. So until further notice, I will be at home. Not just for the sake of my own health -- but for the health of our entire community. I know that this is going to be hard. I know I am going to get restless and miss my family and friends. But for now, it isn’t all bad. I haven’t put on makeup or bothered to do my hair. Work is keeping me busy, but if I have some time, I have a Netflix cue and a stack of good books waiting for me.

We understand the difficulties the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating for humans, both personally and professionally. But have you taken into consideration how it affects our fur babies? “We hope that you, your family and your pet(s) are remaining safe and healthy. However we feel it necessary to discuss how the virus can affect your pets and our business as veterinarians,” said Dr. Angel Castillo from La Palma Veterinary Hospital. La Palma Vet has implemented new policies in order to continue the care of pets, protecting the owners and the staff all at the same time. “We always keep our hospital clean and disinfected, and have increased both the frequency and scope of these cleanings in accordance with CDC recommendations to help ensure both our clients and staff are kept safe,” noted Castillo. Due to the ever-changing business regulations and closures relating to COVID-19, your vets’ office hours may vary day by day. This means they may close early of be closing early or completely depending on city/government regulations. Castillo strongly suggests calling ahead even if you have made an appointment. New check-in policies have also been regulated for pet care clinics. In order to help them continue to serve pets in need. After checking in at the reception, please go back and wait in your

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Staff, Ashley Labar. The lawsuit first alleges that Garcia’s former Chief of Staff, Timothy Reardon, kept copies of the personnel records of Garcia’s staff in his office in violation of Assembly rules, and that Garcia and Labar knew about it. One of those records was David Kernick’s, who accused Garcia of sexual-harassment and drinking on the job. Labar obtained the personnel files when Reardon retired, keeping them illegally. In an effort to discredit Mr. Kernick, Leon alleged Garcia and Labar ordered her to leak a letter to the press that Reardon had written to discredit Kernick and justify his termination. Leon also alleged actions that have been well-chronicled in the media, that Garcia ordered Labar to require all staff personnel to work on Garcia’s campaign and litigation tasks during work hours, including taking calls and conducting business in Garcia’s government office, which is a violation of California Government Code. Leon claims she became increasingly alarmed by the actions of Garcia and Labar and tried to distance herself from their actions, and that is when Garcia and Labar “manufactured” a scheme to terminate Leon. In May of 2019, Leon claims Garcia’s staff attended an event thrown by the California Beer and Beverage Distributors called “Picnic in the Park,” where alcohol was served. Leon said that most Capitol employees were in attendance and were drinking hard, but after two beers she went back to her office to work on a speech for Garcia. Leon claims that is when Garcia, Labar and Tosha Cherry, the Human Resources

vehicle. Let staff know where you are parked and they will call you when it is time to see your pet. Limit the number of people who accompany each pet to the hospital and if you need to pick up food or medications for your pet, please call ahead so they can have your item ready for pick up. With people working all sorts of hours, double check your vets’ weekend schedule and always call to make an appointment. In the United States, there is no evidence to suggest that any animals, including pets, livestock, or wildlife, might be a source of COVID-19 infection at this time. However, because all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it’s always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals: Wash your hands after handling animals, their food, waste, or supplies. Practice good pet hygiene and clean up after pets properly. Take pets to the veterinarian regularly and talk to your veterinarian if you have questions about your pet’s health. For more information, visit CDC’s Healthy Pets, Healthy People website. Director for the Assembly, hatched a plot to terminate her. Cherry first went to Leon’s office, detained her, and forced her to undergo a field sobriety examination by an on-duty nurse, which Leon called “humiliating.” Leon was telling Cherry and the nurse she was not drunk but they forced her to take the test. The test results showed that Leon was not drunk. Garcia, Labar, and Cherry tried to explain and justify why they tested Leon later in a staff meeting, particularly since Garcia was alleged to have a kegerator in her office, in an attempt to stem the anger by other staffers. Leon reported the incident to the Assembly’s Workplace Conduct Unit (WCU), alleging that Garcia and Labar had engaged in discrimination and retaliation, while requiring her and others to engage in campaign work in violation of California Government Code. Months later, the WCU launched an investigation into Leon’s allegations and notified Garcia and Labar of the investigation. Two weeks later, without giving a reason, Leon was fired; this was in the wake of several other staffer leaving, alleging similar behavior by Garcia and Labar. The complaint ends, “Ms. Leon alleges she was terminated because Labar and Garcia feared she might report the leak of Kernick's personnel records and the campaigning on Assembly hours.” “Garcia, Labar and Cherry violated my civil rights, under the color of authority, by conspiring to and detaining me without probable cause for an examination by a healthcare provider.” Causes of action against Leon include false imprisonmen, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, liability of an elected official, breach of mandatory duty, and violations of the Labor Code.


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Continued from page 1 Vice President Art Chacon and Directors Phil Hawkins and Martha Camacho-Rodriguez. Garcia's letter referred to the contentious February 6 CB Board meeting, and specifically the voting process to appoint new officers. The letter started, “I urge you to take action against the Central Basin Water District Board of Directors, which has committed illegal acts and endangered the financial stability of the District. Against the advice of legal counsel, a group of four board members continued to have a meeting without a quorum and voted.” Garcia alleged that the board illegally appointed [the] President/Chair of the board, illegally appointed a General Manager, and illegally appointed a General Counsel But Garcia did not offer any citations to back up her allegations. That didn’t matter to Lacey and her OI; just three weeks after receiving the Assemblywoman’s letter, Lacey fired off a two page letter, signed by the head of the Office of Integrity Allen Yochelson, demanding they “cure and correct” their actions. The letter stated almost exactly what Garcia said in her letter without citations or witness interviews: Vasquez is not the President of the Board, the meeting was not properly noticed, and Anthony Willoughby, the new counsel for CB, was not properly appointed. For her first argument, Lacey simply stated that Vasquez did not post notification of the meeting per Government Code section 54956, part of the Brown Act. She wrote "other persons with knowledge” disputed President Vasquez’ actions but did not list names, “however, other persons with knowledge of these events disputed that assertion.” Lacey also charged that the notice was not posted on this District’s website, once again admitting her office did not interview anyone about the website posting. “In addition, to our knowledge, the notice was not posted on the District’s website, as required by law.” But if the OI had done their due diligence and interviewed Vasquez, she would have handed them proof she made attempts to order staff to post the meeting online, but Olivarez Madruga Lemieux and O’Neill (OMLO) attorney Kevin Lemieux ordered staff not to post the meeting. Undeterred by Pulido and Lemiuex, Vasquez manually posted the meeting notice on the board outside of Central Basin and provided a video as proof. VP Art Chacon was with her, bu Lacey did not interview Chacon either. Lastly, Lacey argued - only citing CB’s Administrative Code - that a majority did not exist when the new officials were in-

To advertise call 562-407-3873 stalled as officers. There are eight seats available on the CB Board; the Code indicates a majority would constitute five. But there is an open board seat due to the resignation of Frank Heldman, would that bring the majority down to four? Lacey argued no, cited the code, and in three sentences ordered CB to “cure and correct the actions;” just like Assemblywoman Garcia wanted. In a letter back to the DA, Anthony Willoughby of Willoughby and Associates, CB’s new general counsel, slammed Lacey for her “taking a single side and issuing a unsolicited opinion.” He indicated that Lacey was ignorant of the facts surrounding the Central Basin battle, “first and foremost you must be aware of the facts of the situation prior to issuing any letter or claims opinion on actions,” wrote Willoughby. Willoughby rightfully asserted that Lacey made no effort to fully investigate the facts of the situation, nor did she contact the elected officials involved in the issue including President Vasquez, VP Chacon, and Directors Hawkins and Camacho-Rodriguez. He produced a laundry list of extremely questionable actions by OMLO attorney Steve O’Neill that undermined the authority of the new officers and emboldened the staff at CB to rebel against them. Rebellious actions included changing the code on the elected official’s entry cards so they could not enter the parking lot or the building and forcibly removing other staff members from their offices. Willoughby then argued that, given there is only seven seated board members, that a majority is four, and himself cited the Brown Act as proof and a landmark 1987 California Appeals Court case. In that appeals case, Price vs. Tennant Community Services District, the court addressed a situation that exactly matches the CB question. The court asked “whether the quorum is changed if there is a vacancy on the board.” The Appeals Court found that the law expressly mandates a board, which is absent members due to a vacancy, can transact business if a majority of the remaining board members vote. Given the vacancy of Heldman, a majority, under the California Appeals Court ruling in Central Basin’s case, is four. “This is an unprecedented takeover of a public agency and something must be done,” wrote Willoughby, “we encourage the DA to reach out to those who are opposed to the actions of OMLO, led by attorney Steve O’Neill, and seek justice for the people of Los Angeles by protecting their elected officials.” HMG-LCCN has learned that after the DA received the letter they called Willoughby in for a lengthy meeting, Willoughby has not responded to emails as of time of publication.

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CITY OF CERRITOS DECLARES LOCAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 The City of Cerritos has proclaimed a local emergency in response to COVID19. The order states that a local emergency exists throughout the City of Cerritos and that the City Manager, acting as the City's Director of Emergency Services and the Emergency Organization of the City, is authorized and directed to take any necessary steps for the protection of life, health and safety in the City. The order also states that the City shall coordinate Citywide planning, preparedness and response efforts regarding COVID-19 with the California and Los Angeles County Offices of Emergency

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Services (OES), the local Operational Area (OA) and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. In addition, all City Departments and services will begin tracking costs for staffing, supplies and equipment related to COVID-19 preparation and prevention. That information will be forwarded to the California and Los Angeles County Offices of Emergency Services. The proclaimed local emergency takes effect immediately and will expire in seven days unless confirmed and ratified via resolution of the City Council. City Hall is now open to the public by appointment only for conducting essential business during regular operating hours. No walk-ins will be taken. The public is encouraged to utilize online services and to communicate by telephone whenever possible. The phone number for City Hall is (562) 860-0311. For additional City updates as they occur, visit cerritos.us.


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SCHOOL FOCUS BY BRIAN HEWS HAWAIIAN GARDENS It was May 18, 2019 when HMGLCCN first reported on a "huge" fight STUDENTS THRIVE WITH that broke out at the annual Contract Cities convention at the Renaissance Indian AT-HOME SCHOOLING Wells, allegedly instigated by Commerce

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It is our mission as tary School [HGES] on Wednesday, a churchseven to Love God, Love Our Neighinvolving cannabis in the City, had to go through months of training at the Grocery Outlet University to own March 18th to see how argument they were coping HAWAIIAN GARDENS ES Principal bors, and learn what it means to Serve Our the Chacons, along with Commerce and operate the store in La Mirada. With them are K-Earth radio personnel. with the pandemic situation. Myra Lozano is ready for questions Neighborhood. Principal Mayra Lozano walked Hugo Argumedo, ran over Councilman Grocery Outlet of La Mirada is willing (preguntas) about the online program. In this particular season, NeighborHMG through a typicalto day for students to donate packages, but would also like to check on Mendoza. hood Life Church has developed a partnerwho now must learn from home, “Ha-were bent down checking on get the community involved if they would As they ship with Steven and Amanda Hernandez pick up the meals here at this school, they waiian Gardens has a blended learning like to purchase a care package for delivMendoza, the witnesses Soria, of Grocery Outlet in La Mirada. They are can go said to anythat school in the district, as ery. program. We are sending actual work to they areand students,” political operative long LuisasReyes, dis- added Lozano. a La Mirada family that locally own, and If you are interested, and need more our students, because, let’s be realistic, operate their business with the intention of details please email me at neighborlife. Erika Rivas is a recreation supervisor graced former Bell Gardens Councilman we are not going to be online all day providing quality products, and support to church@gmail.com or please text me at at the school and she has two children Mario Beltran long. Second grade through sixth grade led a charge with over ten that attend HG elementary, while she was our neighborhood. (562) 359-7945. I will call you back. have blended packets. These otherpackets “thugs” and jumped the Chacons With that being said, Steven and Amanhelping coordinate the off-site learning How are you doing amidst so much include actual pencil toand paper work and from behind, hitting and Argumedo da would like to give care packages to the panic and hysteria happening in the news, – her two kids were being taught their At its June 25 meeting, La Mirada also online activities.” kicking the men, knocking them all to elderly within thethe community that are not our cities, and our markets? In this moment lessons at home by dad. Fourth grade Some of the families do need help, City Council adopted its budget for Fiscal able to get their own groceries. They are I find comfort in Psalm 139 which reminds teacher Steven Navas was handing out the floor. due to the lack of electronic devices Year 2019-20. also interested in helping with meals for us to remember that God is everywhere, packets “Wewith are communicating with all The came away several “Unfortunately, it seems that we Chacons have those families that depend on the school parents the tasks Thetobudget for the new fiscal year, and that He is not reckless in how He loves injuries, including the a ruptured eye andoura students need more families that do not have laptops system to provide meals. complete. I have also set up some online us, He is in the valley of despair, and the which begins July 1, reflects the City’s concussion, while instructions Argumedowhere got awe black or computers – more than we thought,” In addition, because of the influx of so will have virtual darkness of night. commitment to providing services that said Lozano. The schooleye provides chrome bruised and severely ribs, many people coming through their store class time andtheir I can injualso do wellness I am challenged by R.C. Sproul’s enhance the per quality of life in La Mirada. books and hotspots, which a temporarywithchecks riesisconsistent beingtoinseea how defenseday, they are in need of some help, and words which express that “It is one thing everyone is holding General are Fund revenues offive $40.7 internet connection. less position on theup.” seeking to hire or six overnight to believe in God, it is another to believe ground. Because HGES supplies many of the million offset expenses of $36.6 million, stocking positions starting at $12.00 dol- God.” In other words, are we modeling It is still unknown how this change in Soria, along with Altamirano, have students with breakfast and lunch, the lars an hour. school structure will affect grade promo-transfers. without Funding for public for our brothers and sisters who are frightmaintained they were the victims who food staff is providing the same service, In order to support our community, we tions or graduations, “We really just don’t ened right now by the corona-apocalypse. safety, economic development, capital were hit from behind it is expected that during the extend break need to answer the questions – “Do you haveand anysuckeridea at this time,” said Lozano, What is means to live like God is in the improvement projects, and community punched. the school will have provided almost have any elderly or families in your church room? Are we somewhere in a corner also “We meet with the district almost daily programs continues to be of high priority 900 meals each week for students. “The Yet Altamirano had minorThey injuries, communities that are seeking assistance frightened, panic driven on an island to for updates. have been very forthfor the City. district is feeding all students that areattending 18 with food, toilet paper, water or any other ourselves, and hoarding more than we can coming withconference ideas and ways to help our with Soria another ASSESSED VALUE for residential, commercial The Citydaily will necessities? continue toIf dedicate a keep in our fridges and cupboards? so, how many?’. and under. They don’t necessarily have to students cope in this situation.” the following Monday, just 36 hours

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after the fight. Fast-forward to the June 4 Commerce regular City Council meeting, where Soria entered the Council chambers accompanied by a man no one knew. As Soria took his seat behind the dais, the diminutive man took a seat behind Soria. Councilman Hugo Argumedo saw what was going on and questioned Soria about the man. To the surprise of many in the room, the man said he was Soria’s bodyguard,

large amount of its resources to enhance the safety of the community. Public Safety is the largest budget item at $9.4 million. Funding will be allocated for services provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and support services offered to the community through the Community Sheriff’s Station. The City’s Public Safety Team will continue to provide services and programs that help strengthen partnerships with residents, businesses, and schools and help retain La Mirada among the safest cities in the region.

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BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER In an unprecedented move due to the growing concerns of the Coronavirus pandemic, the high school spring athletic season has abruptly come to an end, at least for now. The final area baseball and softball games, as well as other spring sports were played prior to the hour by hour events that played out on Mar. 12. In addition, the basketball season, in which the state playoffs were still going on, was cancelled. As the first wave of professional and collegiate games were being cancelled, or suspended as early as Mar. 11, thoughts of high school athletics receiving the same fate were flowing throughout the California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body that oversees all high school athletics in the state. Thom Simmons, assistant commissioner of the Southern Section, said he thought it was the right move for the major professional sports leagues as well as the remainder of the NCAA winter championships plus the spring season to be cancelled. He added that those moves were made with the best interests of the athletes, players, coaches and arena/stadium workers and officials. “Right now, athletics must take a backseat to the health, safety and welfare of the nation and its citizens,” he said. Once those decisions were made by the respective commissioners of those leagues, Simmons said there were no contingency plans by the CIF-SS office to make the same decisions, but to leave the individual schools and school districts to decide what they wanted to do. Throughout the day on Friday and again at the beginning of this past week, school districts and eventually the schools made the decision to shut down. The ABC Unified School District and the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District will be closed at least through Mar. 27. Valley Christian High plans to return on Apr. 6. Of course, the openings of schools and school districts may be changed later. “We believed, and continue to do so, letting these decisions be made by local schools and school districts, in concert with their local state health officials and with guidance from the Center for Disease Control, was/is

the best plan of action as they know far better than we the best course in keeping their students and families safe,” Simmons said this past Monday. “We will/would support them in those decisions. If the situation continued into the spring championships, those events this office directly controls, we would address those concerns at that time. However, the situation is developing more rapidly than any level (local, state, federal governments) considered and decisions on moving forward could/ should be changed to meet those everevolving changes.” In the beginning, some school districts and/or schools were allowing games to be played while other were not. Simmons said he wasn’t surprised of that and added that just because what was happening In Los Angeles was not necessarily the same in other cities/areas and vice versa. As far as what the future has in store for everyone, Simmons said it is too early and would be irresponsible for him to speculate on the remainder of the spring season, including a chance that the championships would be held in early of mid-June or should games resume, how it would affect schools/teams not being able to play the same number of league games. He also said it would be too early and irresponsible for him to speculate on the affect COVID-19 may have on summer activities and the fall athletic season.

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COMMENTARY SPORTING EVENTS PUT IN LIMBO, BUT WILL EVENTUALLY RETURN BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER On the morning of Mar. 12, I was finishing writing my last story of the Mar. 13 issue and had turned on ESPN to watch the beginning of the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament before moving on to the Big 12 Conference Tournament. Then came word that the ACC, along with other conferences were cancelling the tournament. That began a tidal wave of numerous sporting events either being suspended, or cancelled and next thing you know, I was caught glued to the television or on social media trying to find out the latest in the world of sports. Over the next week, and what seemed like an hour to hour routine, more information was being handed down on what high school, college and professional sports would be like for the next few weeks and months. I know I’m not the only the one who feels this way, but I miss sports. I also know that there are more important things in life than sports, but sports and sports writing have been a part of my life. I was all set to cover the Torrance National Tournament in which the Cerritos High and Gahr High softball teams were a part of. That never happened. I was all set to cover the much anticipated 605 League softball opener this past Tuesday between Artesia High and Cerritos. That never happened. I was all set to see if the Cerritos baseball team could win the 605 League for a second straight season and set to cover great high school sporting events this spring like Gahr and La Mirada High baseball, Valley Christian High boys volleyball, the CIFSouthern Section playoffs in early May and the track and field finals and Master’s Meet, among other sporting events. Some of those high school sporting events may or may not happen. The reason why I say it may happen is the CIF-State office sent out a release this past Tuesday stating, among other things, “while the time may come when we have to cancel post-season events, today is not that day”. It went on to say that “the CIF has not determined the future of spring events at this time and intends to reconvene with the 10 Section Commissioners on Apr. 3 to revisit this issue.”

There is hope, but for now, no crack of the bat, squeaking of sneakers on the volleyball court, the sound of the pistol signifying the start of a 4 x 400 relay or the sound of a tennis ball meeting the racket. But it’s not just the high school events I will miss covering for the time being. I’ll miss the interviews with coaches and players. I’ll miss the conversations with parents, athletic directors and principals. I’ll miss a walk-off hit or a game-winning kill in a deciding fifth set of a volleyball match. I’ll miss myself shaking my head at a bad pitch thrown, a remarkable dive made by a baseball or softball player, or a track and field athlete setting a personal record. But it doesn’t stop with the coverage of high school or college sporting events, something I’ve been doing non-stop for 35 years. I’ve already missed seeing how far the San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team could have gone in the NCAA Tournament. I’ve already missed wondering if the University of Oklahoma softball team can make another deep run in the Women’s College World Series or if a couple of area softball players can help their respective teams return to Oklahoma City in late May. For the time being, I’ll miss the final weeks of the National Hockey League regular season and the anticipation of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. For the time being, I’ll miss the beginning of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, for which I had already purchased tickets to attend the San Diego Padres game on Mar. 28. For the time being, I’ll miss the anxious moments to see if this is the season the Los Angeles Clippers can reach the National Basketball Association Finals for the first time in franchise history. Yes, there is a lot of void right now in the world of sports. But sports will resume. and it will be stronger than ever. We just have to be patient and take care of what is more important right nowthe health and safety of ourselves and our loved ones. Let’s hope this current situation doesn’t last well into the summer and disrupt travel softball, the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the beginning of the 2020 high school fall season, among other sporting events. For now, I will mostly be working on features and a commentary or two from time to time. If anyone has any ideas for a feature story you would like to me to do, please do not hesitate to direct message me on social media. Thank you and let’s have everyone be safe.


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Continued from page 1 • Launched a hotline to take information or to take general questions, M-F from 8am-8pm, 562-929-5760. • City Hall modified schedule; open ONLY for essential services by appointment. These departments include Building & Safety, Planning, Housing, Engineering and Transit. • Continued responding to code enforcement matters via phone. • Held the March 17 Council Meeting via teleconference and encouraged resident participation by submitting public comments to publiccomments@ norwalkca.gov. The City Council is discussing how future meetings will take place. • Cancelled all City-sponsored events and programming. • Suspended parking citations for street sweeping, unless it poses a public hazard. • Continue providing seniors 60 and older with meals. Interested seniors may call the Senior Center at 562-9295580. • Continue servicing the community via the Social Services Department. Residents may call 562-929-5544. During this critical time, the Council wants to remind the community to be kind and reassuring to each other. Let’s support our restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery. To markets and shoppers, avoid price gouging during this emergency and purchase only necessary quantities. The City also applauds efforts by utility companies for suspending service disconnections for non-payment. We want to stress that we will overcome this. If you have any questions or need to speak to someone, please reach us at our hotline 562-929-5760. We are a connected community, let’s continue displaying our solidarity. For updated information, visit https:// www.norwalk.org/city-hall/departments/public-safety/norwalk-emergency-management-office/preparing-foremergencies/covid-19.

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Continued from page 1 munity Support Center will be closed to the public. - City parks will remain available for passive public use and their maintenance and upkeep will continue. - City Staff will use this period of time to increase cleaning and sanitizing facilities to protect the public and staff. City Services: - All services requiring in-person visits or public counter assistance will be suspended or made available by phone, online or through email. Please visit the website at www.cityofartesia.us for details on specific services. - The Dial-A-Ride Transportation program will remain in operation for eligible residents. - Regular waste hauling, street sweeping, sidewalk and road repairs, and graffiti removal services will continue as usual. City Events and Recreation Programs: - All City events and facility uses are cancelled or postponed until further notice. The affected events include: o Senior St. Patrick's day 3/17 - Cancelled •Opening Day 3/21 – Postponed until further notice •Cesar Chavez 3/30 – Cancelled •Senior Easter Lunch 4/8 – Cancelled •Extravaganza 4/11 – Cancelled •Earth Day Park Beautification 4/18 – Postponed until further notice •Senior Mother's Day Party 5/6 – Cancelled •Prayer Breakfast 5/7 – Cancelled •Graduating Senior Recognition Night 5/14 – Postponed until further notice -All recreation classes are cancelled until the end of March, or until further notice. - In accordance with regulations put in place by Los Angeles County, all senior programs are cancelled until the end of March, or until further notice. The senior meal program has been modified to move meal pick up service to the Cerritos Senior Center located at 12340 South Street in Cerritos. Please contact (562) 806-5400 ext. 218 for information. - All youth and adult sporting activities are suspended until further notice. - The Homework Help Program for kids and teens will continue at AJ Padelford Park as long as it can be conducted in compliance with current Federal, State, and County issued safety protocols. City Meetings: - City Commission Meetings are can-

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celed until the end of April, or until further notice. - The City Council Meeting scheduled for April 13, 2020 will proceed as long as it can be conducted in compliance with current Federal, State, and County issued safety protocols. - The City Council Meeting scheduled for May 11, 2020 is under evaluation pending additional information from the State and County Health Departments in coming weeks.

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Continued from page 1 ernor's Office, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the federal government. Another factor in the Council's decisions was the temporary closing of The Gardens Casino this past weekend. Nearly 70 percent of the City’s General Fund budget comes from Gardens Casino revenues. "If the Gardens Casino is truly closed for two weeks, the City would stand to lose approximately $500,000 to $600,000 in funding," said City Manager Ernie Hernandez. Until further notice: • City Hall will be closed to the public. In-person visits are available by appointment only. • The City will not hold large events. The annual Easter Egg Hunt, Carnival, and Arbor Day celebration (originally scheduled for April 11, April 17-19, and April 25 respectively) are therefore cancelled. • All City recreation activities and facilities will be canceled/closed. See https://hgcity.org/hg/?p=13438 for full details. • The Mayor or Vice Mayor may cancel or postpone a City Council meeting in the interest of public health after conferring with the City Manager. • The County of Los Angeles has declared that all bars, wineries, and breweries in the County must close. Restaurants may remain open for take-out only. The City of Hawaiian Gardens will continue to publish important Cityspecific updates on its website (https:// hgcity.org) and its social media sites. For more detailed information about coronavirus, the City urges community members to visit the L.A. County Department of Public Health website (http:// publichealth.lacounty.gov), CA Department of Public Health website (https:// www.cdph.ca.gov), or the CDC website (https://www.cdc.gov).

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Continued from page 1 The City will continue to provide regular services, such as Sheriff’s emergency response, street sweeping, graffiti removal, and trash pick-up. Street projects and road maintenance will also continue. In addition, requests for business licenses and building permits will be addressed by staff. Interested persons will be able to submit those requests over the phone and digitally. Requests for service can also be submitted using the My La Mirada app. Lunch time meals offered through Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority (SASSFA) Café on the Green will be distributed as frozen meals. Meals will be provided to program participants twice a week. “The City Council has proclaimed a local emergency to take proactive steps to ensure the safety of our community and employees,” says Mayor Steve De Ruse. “We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines issued by the CDC and others to reduce or slow the spread of the virus.” The response to COVID-19 is a dynamic situation. The City of La Mirada will continue to closely monitor any directive from the Centers for Disease Control, State of California, and County Department of Public Health. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this unprecedented time. The community is encouraged to visit these reliable sources of information to stay updated: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ California Department of Public Health (CDPH, State) https://www.cdph. ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, National) http://www. cdc.gov/coronavirus/novel-coronavirus2019.html World Health Organization (WHO, International) https://www.who.int/ health-topics/coronavirus City of La Mirada facility phone numbers: City Hall-562-943-0131 Activity Center-562-902-3160 Gymnasium-562-902-2938 Resource Center-562-943-7277 Splash! La Mirada Aquatics Center 562-902-3191 Public Works-562-902-2385


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No.: 2019-04817 A.P.N.: 8037-057-014 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. [PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO ABOVE IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR.] YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/27/2018. 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. A PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2424h(b), (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States), will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: YOUNG JOONG KO Duly Appointed Trustee: Entra Default Solutions, LLC 1355 Willow Way, Suite 115, Concord, California 94520 Phone: (925)272-4993 Deed of Trust Recorded 3/30/2018 as Instrument No. 20180308194 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 4/13/2020 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $700,961.49 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 13805 FRANCISCO DRIVE LA MIRADA, CA 90638 to be sold: A.P.N.: 8037-057-014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. We are attempting to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. 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. 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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. Date: 3/10/2020 Entra Default Solutions, LLC Katie Milnes, Vice President A-4721488 03/20/2020, 03/27/2020, 04/03/2020 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 20057-HY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s), business address(es) to the Seller(s) are: QUANTA LAUNDROMAT INC., 2901 S. FLOWER STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 90007 Doing Business as: COIN OP WASH & DRY LAUNDROMAT All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the Seller(s) within three years, as stated by the Seller(s), is/are: The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s) is/are: OPTIMA CORPORATION, 5035 MARSHBURN CIRCLE YORBA LINDA, CA 92886 The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADE NAME, MACHINERY, GOODWILL, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS AND COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, SUPPLIES, TELEPHONE NUMBERS and are located at: 10733 SOUTH STREET, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: NEW CENTURY ESCROW, INC, 500 S. KRAEMER BLVD STE 275, BREA CA 92821 and the anticipated sale date is APRIL 8, 2020 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: NEW CENTURY ESCROW, INC, 500 S. KRAEMER BLVD STE 275, BREA CA 92821 and the last day for filing claims shall be APRIL 7, 2020, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: 3/2/20 BUYERS: OPTIMA CORPORATION LA2491172 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 3/20/2020 T.S. No. 19-31207-PM-CA Title No. 191190771-CA-VOI A.P.N. 8064-003-036 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/21/2011. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), 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; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Stephen H. Delgado, a married man as his sole and separate property Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation Recorded 12/01/2011 as Instrument No. 20111628226 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of Los Angeles County, CA. Date of Sale: 04/15/2020 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $331,908.53 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 14815 Faceta Drive La Mirada, CA 90638 A.P.N.: 8064-003-036 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of 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. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded. 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 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 19-31207-PM-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. Date: 03/10/2020 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 820 San Diego, CA 92108 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 855-219-8501; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com By: Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative 03/20/2020, 03/27/2020, 04/03/2020

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-891 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ARTESIA, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING BY REFERENCE TITLE 26 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, INCORPORATING AND AMENDING THE 2019 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE; TITLE 27 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, INCORPORATING AND AMENDING THE 2019 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE; TITLE 28 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, INCORPORATING AND AMENDING THE 2019 CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE; TITLE 29 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, INCORPORATING AND AMENDING THE 2019 CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE; TITLE 30 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, INCORPORATING AND AMENDING THE 2019 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE; TITLE 31 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, INCORPORATING AND AMENDING THE 2019 CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE; TITLE 33 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, INCORPORATING AND AMENDING THE 2019 CALIFORNIA EXISTING BUILDING CODE; AND THE 2019 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE; TOGETHER WITH CERTAIN AMENDMENTS, DELETIONS AND ADDITIONS, INCLUDING FINDINGS, FEES AND PENALTIES; AND AMENDING THE ARTESIA MUNICIPAL CODE This is a summary of the above entitled Ordinance No. 20-891 of the City of Artesia. This summary has been prepared and published in accordance with the requirements of Government Code Section 36933. On March 9, 2020 the City Council of the City of Artesia adopted Ordinance No. 20-891, by a 4-0-1 vote, amending Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 ,10, 12 of Title 8 (Building Regulations) of the Artesia Municipal Code concerning the adoption of updated Los Angeles County Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Residential, Green Building Standards, and Existing Building Codes, which incorporate and amend the 2019 California Building Standards Code. Notice is hereby given that a copy of this Ordinance No. 20-891 is available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, and that said Ordinance was adopted on March 9, 2020.

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ELIDE QUINTANILLA CASE NO. 20STPB02304 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ELIDE QUINTANILLA. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by RAY QUINTANILLA AND RICHARD RANDY QUINTANILLA in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that RAY QUINTANILLA AND RICHARD RANDY QUINTANILLA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (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: 04/09/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 79 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 T. MICHAEL FEHMEL - SBN 84364 FEHMEL & ASSOCIATES 4550 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD LOS ANGELES CA 90010 3/20, 3/27, 4/3/20 CNS-3354093# LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FRANK LEYVAS PEREZ CASE NO. 20STPB02503 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of FRANK LEYVAS PEREZ. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DEBRA ALVARADO in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DEBRA ALVARADO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 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: 04/14/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 29 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 THOMAS M. MORLAN, ESQ. - SBN 62189 LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS M. MORLAN 4900 CALIFORNIA AVE., TOWER B-210 BAKERSFIELD CA 93309 3/20, 3/27, 4/3/20 CNS-3354574# COMMERCE COMMUNITY NEWS

T.S. No.: 9948-5593 TSG Order No.: DS7300-19006164 A.P.N.: 7068-012-037 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/24/2006. 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 03/29/2006 as Document No.: 06 0665442, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Ana Maria Montoya, a single 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: 04/15/2020 at 11:00 AM Sale Location: By the fountain located at 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: 22020 PIONEER BOULEVARD, HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716-1240 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: $240,840.25 (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, (800) 758-8052 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www.homesearch.com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9948-5593. 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.homesearch.com or Call: (800) 758-8052. 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. NPP0368861 To: HAWAIIAN GARDENS COMMUNITY NEWS 03/20/2020, 03/27/2020, 04/03/2020

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T.S. No.: 2014-09185-CA A.P.N.:8061-003-023 Property Address: 14014 Salada Road , La Mirada , CA 90638 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/06/2007. 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. Trustor: JUAN CARLOS CUEVAS A SINGLE MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 04/17/2007 as Instrument No. 20070912774 in book ---, page--- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 05/06/2020 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 616,339.10 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE THE TRUSTEE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S 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, A 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 the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 14014 Salada Road , La Mirada , CA 90638 A.P.N.: 8061-003-023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created 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: $ 616,339.10. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. 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 of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE 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 this 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 (866)-960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2014-09185-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. Date: March 11, 2020 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx LML 3/13, 3/20, 3/27/20

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ELIZABETH A. BROWNFIELD AKA JOAN E. BROWNFIELD CASE NO. 20STPB01741 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ELIZABETH A. BROWNFIELD AKA JOAN E. BROWNFIELD. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by NICHOLAS BROWNFIELD in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that NICHOLAS BROWNFIELD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (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: 03/25/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 29 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 CAROLYN J. MARTIN, CFLS - SBN 120063 CAROLYN J. MARTIN, APLC ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER, SUITE 800 LONG BEACH CA 90831 3/6, 3/13, 3/20/20 CNS-3348934# LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DONALD J. O'SHEA CASE NO. 20STPB01776 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of DONALD J. O'SHEA. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DAWN VARGAS in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DAWN VARGAS 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: 03/26/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 67 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 KAREN A. STEVENSON SBN 143385 13122 STERN AVENUE LA MIRADA CA 90638 3/6, 3/13, 3/20/20 CNS-3347358# LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER

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T.S. No.: 2019-00914-CA A.P.N.:6344-005-012 Property Address: 416 North Vail Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/06/2006. 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. Trustor: Larry Welsh, a married man as his sole and separate property Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 11/14/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2510716 in book ---, page--- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 05/08/2020 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: VINEYARD BALLROOM, DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOS ANGELES-NORWALK, 13111 SYCAMORE DRIVE, NORWALK, CA 90650 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 613,415.35 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE THE TRUSTEE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S 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, A 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 the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 416 North Vail Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640 A.P.N.: 6344-005-012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created 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: $ 613,415.35. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. 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 of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE 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 this 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 (866)-9608299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2019-00914-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. Date: March 10, 2020 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx CCN 3/13, 3/20, 3/27/20 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. CA-19-862356-RY Order No.: 190929075-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/4/2007. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GAETANO J. CORVINO AND, MARTHA ELIZABETH CORVINO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/7/2007 as Instrument No. 20072685617 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 4/23/2020 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $414,898.90 The purported property address is: 14825 ESCALONA RD, LA MIRADA, CA 90638 Assessor's Parcel No.: 8087-024-004 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 800-2802832 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-862356-RY. 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser's sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary's Agent, or the Beneficiary's Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-862356-RY IDSPub #0160952 3/6/2020 3/13/2020 3/20/2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: THOMAS F. SIELCK CASE NO. 20STPB02086 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of THOMAS F. SIELCK. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CHRISTINA LAU in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CHRISTINA LAU 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: 04/02/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 67 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 MARK E. LEWIS - SBN 162786 LAW OFFICES OF MARK E. LEWIS 17011 BEACH BLVD., SUITE 101 HUNTINGTON BEACH CA 92647 3/13, 3/20, 3/27/20 CNS-3350857# LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER


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