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Rodarte Takes Mayor’s Gavel in Norwalk

EXCLUSIVE: Central Basin Water District Fiscal Meltdown Looms After Insurance Agency Drops Coverage

CERRITOS COLLEGE PRESIDENT LACEY EARNS NEARLY $300,000 IN SALARY

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Divisive former Faculty Senate President Bob Chester tops teacher salary figures earning $189,000 for working 11 months out of the year. By Randy Economy and Brian Hews Taxpayers in the Cerritos Community College District are paying Superintendent Linda Lacey almost $300,000 annual in salary, benefits, car expenses, including a $39,900 annual pension contribution, according to documents obtained via a public records request by Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper.

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Marcel Rodarte was selected to serve as Mayor of Norwalk this past week in an emotional ceremony at City Hall in front of more than 500 residents, friends, dignitaries and family members. With Rodarte is from [l-r] Leonard Shryock, Mike Mendez, and Luigi Vernola. Rodarte replaces outgoing Mayor Vernola. Rodarte said that he wants to focus the next 12 months on public safety issues, bringing in new businesses including new restaurants, and to reach out to homeless veterans. Councilman Leonard Shryock was selected to serve as Vice Mayor for the next year. Pete Parker Photo.

Downey Wins Fire Union La Mirada City Charter Exploratory Committee Lawsuit Over Charter Concludes Study Amendment City pursuing anti-SLAPP motion to recover attorney’s fees.

By Rico Dizon

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin today rejected attempts by a petitioner and the Downey Firemen’s Association to amend the Impartial Analysis and ballot label for a proposed Charter Amendment on the June 3, 2014 ballot. The Court found the City Attorney’s wording was accurate and not misleading when she wrote in the Impartial Analysis: “Under the Proposed Charter Amendment, the City Council would have the discretion, without first obtaining voter approval, to decide how to provide fire and police services for the City.” The Court also found the following ballot label consistent with the Elections Code: “Shall Section 702 of the Charter be amended to remove the requirement that

La Mirada’s City Charter Exploratory Committee presented its final report to the City Council at the March 11 Study Session meeting. The five-member exploratory committee comprised of James Emmerling, John Grotz, Fred Latham, John Lewis, and Mik Saenz has been meeting since last fall to review the potential advantages and disadvantages of becoming a charter city. Based upon the report’s findings, the Committee recommended that the City Council not pursue adoption of a city charter at this time. During its study, the Committee undertook a thorough review of the differences between general law and charter cities, explored potential advantages and disadvantages of becoming a charter city, and reviewed recent legislation enacted concerning charter cities. This review

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The politically explosive Central Basin Municipal Water District (CB) appears to be within a few days of financial armageddon after the agency was officially put on notice this week that its public insurance carrier is dropping them as a client. Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper confirmed on Thursday that the Association of California Water Agencies and the Joint Powers Insurance Authority officially informed Central Basin officials earlier this week that their insurance coverage has been discontinued citing the “workings of a dysfunctional

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Controversy Surrounds Childhood Obesity Program Makes Impact Submission of Commerce Recall Signatures In Hawaiian Gardens Activate Hawaiian Gardens reduces BMI by 60 percent in overweight and obese kindergartners.

By Randy Economy

Obese and overweight kindergartners whose parents participated in a community-based obesity reduction program in Hawaiian Gardens, Los Angeles County’s smallest city, experienced a 60.5 percent reduction in their body mass index (BMI), according to a study completed by officials with Activate Hawaiian Gardens. Last winter, before the launch of the first phase of the Activate Hawaiian Gardens program, officials recorded the BMI of more than 300 kindergarten students. A second BMI measurement was conducted on the students at the end of the school year, following a rigorous educational program with the students’ parents about lifestyle changes, diet and other nutrition-

Los Angeles County Registrar of Voter officials are currently verifying nearly 2,200 signatures that were submitted last week by organizers of four current members of the Commerce City Council. Brian Hews, Publisher of Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper spoke to City Clerk Victoria Alexander last week to check on the “legal status” of the petitions and to verify that all of the signatures were properly submitted for verification to county election officials in Norwalk. Hews was told by the one of the recall proponents that she had been waiting for Ms. Alexander at the Registrar/Recorder’s Office but she had not shown by 1 p.m. The proponent told HMG-CN that Ms. Alexander said, “I do not have a ride to get down there.” She then called Hews at HMG-CN offices who then called Ms. Alexander. “We have a responsibility

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By Pete Parker Artesia Divino Espirito Santo (DES) will be holding their 3rd Annual 5k Family Run/Walk Event on Saturday May 24th, 2014 and the community is invited to participate. The race will begin on the back street of the DES Hall, off of 178th Street in Artesia. Organizers are reminding participants to arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. the day of the event. Walkers and runners 10 years and older, and participants with strollers are invited to attend this event. The entry fee before May 17th is $25 and after that date will be $30 up to race day. There will also be a Kid’s 1K Run/ Walk that begins at 7:00am. Kids from the ages of 4-6 and 6-10 will be able to participate prior to the 5k. The entry fee will be $10 up to the race day and the race will begin at 7:00am. For those who already signed up, you

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Cerritos officials and City council-members break ground at the Aria Project located at Artesia and Bloomfield. Representatives from The Picerne Group include (l-r) Jon Demorest, Senior Managing Director; Brad Perozzi, Managing Director, Southern California Development; Gregory G. Nakahira, Senior Managing Director.

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California Senate Candidate Tony Mendoza [l] stands with Norwalk Mayor Luigi Vernola at Mendoza’s campaign headquarters opening. Photo by Pete Parker. By Randy Economy Former California State Assemblyman Tony Mendoza has opened his campaign headquarters in Norwalk this past Saturday in his race for an open state senate seat that has attracted four other candidates. Mendoza was joined by over 200 supporters, 10 campaign workers, and dozens local elected officials at a well-known car dealership on Firestone Boulevard in Norwalk to kick off his effort. Mendoza told his supporters “we have been working hard to get all of the support and endorsements, and raising the money to get elected in June.” He quickly turned his comments on his four rivals. “Here is the difference between me and my competitors. They don’t do the same type of campaign that I do. I have been working at this very hard,

I am very approachable, I will show up to your events,” Mendoza said. Mendoza also said that “we haven’t had the representation we deserve for many years. I want to be the kind of Senator that welcomes you to Sacramento when you visit and I will take you on the (Senate) Floor and show you around.” Mendoza previously served three twoyear terms as an Assemblyman from 2006 to 2012. Also challenging Mendoza are Downey City Councilman Mario A. Guerra, former Assemblywoman Sally Morales Havice, Whittier School Board Member Irella Perez, and Downey Businessman and Relator Carlos Arvizu. The top two finishers in the June 3rd Primary Election will square off in the November General Election.

the City shall provide for the staffing of the police and fire departments through its own staff and to remove the requirement that a two-thirds advisory vote is necessary before the City Council may consider alternative methods or agreements for providing police and fire services?” “I am delighted that the Court has confirmed that the City was responsible and truthful in preparing the Impartial Analysis and ballot label for the proposed Charter Amendment,” said Mayor Fernando Vasquez , “Downey voters will now be able to exercise an informed right to vote.” City officials’ motion under the State’s anti-SLAPP (“Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation”) statute remains pending on May 27, 2014. The motion must be resolved to determine the City’s entitlement to recover its attorney’s fees. Copies of the Court’s ruling will be available on the City’s election website because of public interest in this issue. “Shall Section 702 of the Charter be amended to remove the requirement that

the City shall provide for the staffing of the police and fire departments through its own staff and to remove the requirement that a two-thirds advisory vote is necessary before the City Council may consider alternative methods or agreements for providing police and fire services?” “I am delighted that the Court has confirmed that the City was responsible and truthful in preparing the Impartial Analysis and ballot label for the proposed Charter Amendment,” said Mayor Fernando Vasquez , “Downey voters will now be able to exercise an informed right to vote.” City officials’ motion under the State’s anti-SLAPP (“Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation”) statute remains pending on May 27, 2014. The motion must be resolved to determine the City’s entitlement to recover its attorney’s fees. Copies of the Court’s ruling will be available on the City’s election website because of public interest in this issue.

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OP/ED: Central Basin Director Leticia Vasquez Slammed at Her Own ‘Press Conference’ The embattled Central Basin Municipal Water District (CB) exists for the purpose of providing fresh drinking water to two million residents residing in the 24 cities. It is a far cry from Brian Hews what is going on these HMG-CN Publisher days where the water agency's main functions seem to be spending money on lawyers, with certain directors routinely back-stabbing each other and providing fodder for myopic journalists who have little background on the Commerce-based agency. Thursday, March 13 was no exception. Director Leticia Vasquez, the CB Director representing the communities of South Gate, Lynwood, Willowbrook, Florence-Graham, as well as portions of Compton and Carson, called a hastily arranged 9 a.m. press conference at District Offices. Her “agenda” was to launch an ill-conceived attack on fellow Director Art Chacon for a 2010 auto accident and his admittedly spotty driving history. The press conference did not go well for Ms. Vasquez. Vasquez was only able to muster two supporters while Chacon supporters num-

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bered in the 20’s. HMG-CN was not invited but investigative reporter Randy Economy and reporter Peter Parker went anyway. About a half dozen other news agencies stopped by to give Ms. Vasquez' conference a curious peek, but all that was on display was a Director’s desperate attempt to discredit a colleague, not solve real problems facing CB. Vasquez started her press conference in front of dozens of colorful protest signs that summed up where things were headed. "Recall Leticia Vasquez Again" (proudly displaying a copy of HMG's now-famous picture of Vasquez smoking a cigar) and "Fools Stand with Leticia Vasquez" as well as choice signs attacking her Board allies James Roybal and Bob Apodaca. Like a teacher trying to charm parents at an elementary school open house, Vasquez began her attempt to articulate Chacon’s misdeeds of conspiracy and corruption, inexplicably equating them to a Watergate-level crime. But Vasquez press conference was soon hijacked by her own sordid past and recent misdeeds. Former CB Assistant GM Ron Beilke stepped up to, as he put it, "put things in perspective." Editor’s note, Beilke was instrumental in the election of Roybal and Vasquez, a recognition that he dismissed by saying "some good people tried to do the right thing but with the wrong candidates." As Vasquez began her pontificating that ratepayers in the CB deserved better, Beilke stepped up to pepper Vasquez with a barrage of fact-based questions. Beilke asked why Vasquez has not brought up Apodaca’s four sexual harassment lawsuits that could cost CB millions. Vasquez was silent. She was asked about Roybal attend-

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The following information is provided by Hews Media Group-Community Newspapers as a community service. There were 19 Part I felony crimes investigated during this week’s reporting period, two less than the previous week. The following is a breakdown of the reported crimes by category: one robbery; five residential burglaries; one commercial burglary; two vehicle burglaries; six grand thefts; and four vehicle thefts (one was an attempt only). Deputies made three felony arrests, 18 misdemeanor arrests, two warrant arrests, and issued 139 traffic citations. The Sheriff’s dispatch center also received 245 calls for service, a slight decrease from the 2014 weekly average of 253 calls. The robbery occurred on 3/14 at 3 p.m. when loss prevention officers at the Target on Bloomfield Avenue attempted to detain a male suspect who was seen putting several packs of razor blades in his pocket and leaving the store without paying. A fight ensued and he managed to escape to a waiting vehicle and fled the area. The license plate provided by the officers appears to have been incorrectly recorded, but detectives are pursing other information in their attempt to track down the suspect. There were five residential burglaries this past week, which is an increase of one over the previous period. Between 3/6 -10 someone stole jewelry from a home being fumigated in the 11200 block of Eloise Street. On 3/8 two rings were reported missing from a home in the 12400 block of Autumn Breeze Street. The owner’s friend was working in the residence but denied stealing the rings. On 3/9 a suspect removed a side window screen and stole a camera and jewelry from the residence in the 13400 block of Ashworth Place. A bedroom window screen was cut and a suspect entered the window of a home in the 13300 block of Ridgecrest Lane and stole 4000 Yen. And on 3/15 someone attempted to pry open the front door of a home in the 11200 block of Hibbing Street. These last four crimes occurred during daytime or early evening hours. The commercial burglary occurred at a business in the 16300 block of Arthur Street. On 3/14 at about 8:20 p.m., a suspect shattered the glass front door of the business. The property loss, if any, has not yet been determined. There were two vehicle burglaries this past week, a nice reduction from the seven the prior week. At about 4 p.m. on

the afternoon of 3/11 someone punched a door lock on a Chevy Tahoe in the Towne Center. Nothing was taken from the vehicle. A GPS was stolen in a parking lot on Artesia Boulevard near Carmenita Road. A suspect shattered the driver’s window of a Honda Accord in the late afternoon or early evening on 3/12. Of the six grand thefts reported, three occurred on 3/11 and involved cable amplifiers and components stolen from parkways in the 11900 block of 195th Street, the 20100 block of Claretta Avenue, and the 19700 block of Jacob Avenue. These crimes occurred during early morning hours and the homes are in fairly close proximity to each other. During overnight hours between 3/14 -15 someone stole a catalytic converter from a Toyota Sequoia parked in a driveway in the 17200 block of Leal Avenue. In the afternoon of 3/16 a motorcyclist lost saddle bags, clothing, and glasses from a motorcycle parked at the Towne Center. And the last grand theft involved the loss of a laptop and iPad from a bench in the Los Cerritos Center on 3/16 at about 7:30 p.m. These items were left unattended for about two minutes. Sometime between 3/7 - 9 a Starcraft trailer was stolen from the 14000 block of 183rd Street. A Ford F150 pickup was stolen from the 16400 block of Cherry Crest Drive on 3/9 and was recovered in Cerritos on 3/12. During the afternoon of 3/10 someone attempted to steal a 1991 Honda Accord at the Los Cerritos Center. The suspect punched the vehicle’s ignition but for some unknown reason did not take the car. And finally, a 2011 Scion was stolen from the 16200 block of Sierra Vista Way on 3/16 and recovered the same day in Cerritos. Neither of the recovered vehicles were damaged or stripped.

La Mirada DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint Nets 2 DUI Arrests Members from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and La Mirada Public Safety conducted a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on March 15. As part of the City’s effort to prevent alcohol related accidents, the checkpoint was one of many conducted in La Mirada in recent years. Saturday’s checkpoint was conducted on the corner of Imperial Hwy. and Santa Gertrudes Ave. from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Of the 1,520 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, 1,281 were screened, resulting in two DUI arrests. An additional five drivers were arrested for suspended or revoked licenses. “DUI and driver’s license checkpoints lower alcohol related deaths and injuries,� says Sgt. Andy Ruiz of the Sheriff’s Department. “They are also an effective

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deterrent for drivers who might consider driving impaired by making them aware of the risks.� Drivers are always encouraged to designate a driver before making the decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Report drunk drivers by calling 911. Funding for DUI and driver’s license checkpoints is provided by grant funds from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Robbery A robbery was reported on the 14100 block of Imperial Hwy. Bicycle parts were stolen. No injuries were reported. Residential Burglary An incident was reported on the 15300 block of Normandy Ln. The loss from the residence is unknown. Electronics were reported stolen in a burglary reported on the 15400 block of Elmbrook Dr. A television was reported stolen from a garage in a burglary on the 15000 block of San Feliciano Dr. Vehicle Burglary A window smash burglary was reported on the 13300 block of Beach Blvd. A wallet and identification was taken from the vehicle. Two burglaries involving three commercial trucks was reported on the 16700 block of Trojan Wy. Food merchandise was stolen from the trucks. A suspect was subsequently apprehended in connection with the incident. Grand Theft A theft of copper wire from electrical boxes was reported on the 14200 block of Imperial Hwy.

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In June 2013, the Legislature and Governor Brown signed a 2013-2014 State Budget and a new formula for the allocation of funds to school districts known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The enactment of the LCFF is a fundamental change in the way school districts are funded. The key elements in the LCFF are the demographics of a district’s student population, specifically the percentage of students who qualify for supplemental and concentration grants. In addition, each school district is required to adopt a new Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) by July 1, 2014. The LCAP is intended to be a comprehensive

planning tool over the course of the next three years. The LCAP must address the State’s 8 priorities. The State Board has grouped the 8 priorities into three major areas: a) Conditions for learning; b) Pupil outcomes; and c) Engagement. The LCAP will include a description of the annual goals and expected progress toward meeting the goals. Each year, the LCAP will be reviewed based on the identified metric. The District will be working with all the school sites to identify the goals for specific subgroups, including pupils with disabilities, both at the District level and where applicable, at the school site level. The District is currently working on facilitating alignment between the LCAP and school plans. The LCAP will be shared with School Site Councils, English Learner Advisory Committee Members various District Advisory Committees. The District will be engaging with key stakeholder groups including parents, students, teachers, unions, community members, English learner parents, and other key stakeholders in the development and review of the LCAP. This includes conducting parents meetings both at the District and school sites, disseminating e-surveys, working with Board advisory committees, working with the PTA District Council, and meeting with labor groups and key community groups such as the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the LCAP, please check our website at www.abcusd. k12.ca.us

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Continued from page 1 HMG-CN posted the earning reports of hundreds of employees at the Norwalkbased community college this week after officials handed over the documents via a Freedom of Information Act Request. Records also show that controversial instructor Robert “Bob” Chester, who recently resigned as President of the Cerritos College Faculty Association amid allegations that he engaged in an illicit sexual affair with at least one fellow female student, was the highest paid instructor at the campus earning $189,000 in salary and incentives in 2013. Lacey earned a base salary of $226,600. But her overall salary and benefits package swelled to $289,649.60 in 2013 after she received “cash in lieu” payments totaling another $2,711 and $8,342 in “Employer Paid Health Benefits.” In addition, taxpayers picked up $6,000 in car allowance fees and another $39,996 for “Pension Contributions Above Traditional Employer Paid.” The release of the financial data by HMG-CN coincides with “Sunshine Week” that is a national initiative to “promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information” by members of the news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others who are “interested in the public’s right to know.” Parking lots at Cerritos College are nearly empty this week as students take off for traditional Spring Break activities. The campus website currently touts an enrollment of around 6,000 fulltime students, and 14,000 who attend just part time. Records also show that four Campus Vice Presidents also make more than $200,000 annually. They include Mary Anne Gularte, VP of Human Resources who banked $208,645, followed by David Elfattal VP of Business Services/ Assistant Superintendent who took home $200,601. Records also show that Elfattal took home $14,215 in cash in lieu payments. Stephen Johnson, the Vice President of Student Affairs earned a total salary package of $202,382. Rounding out the top five highest paid employees at the college was Joanne Duff Schilling who took home $196,791 as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Chester’s pay stubs indicate that he made a base salary of $166,431 as well as a getting a Health Benefit Package worth $16,427 bringing his total to $182,858 for his 11 months on the time clock. Chester created a public flap on several occasions last year for racist remarks that led to his removal as the longtime head of the Cerritos College Faculty Senate and Coordinator of Judicial Affairs. Daniel E. Smith who is an Instructional Dean for the Health Physical Education Dance & Athletics Department was paid a base salary of $156,513 including $20,678 in employer paid health benefits and took home $175,706. Long time Cerritos College Head Football Frank J. Mazotta was paid a total of $177,191 for only 10 months of work in 2013. Mazotta took home $17,719 per month as the Falcon’s top grid iron coach. An Instructional Dean inside the Technology Department, Yannick M. Real, was paid $166,232 but her records indicate that she worked 12 months in 2013. The five lowest paid instructors and personnel, according to the documents were Shannon Estrada, who is listed as a Program Assistant II who earned $67,051; David Roper an Automotive Maintenance Tech. took home $64,875; Eugenia Bradford a Student Affairs Tech made

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$68,440. Paul E. Badzey who is a Student Services Assistant in the Admission and Records Department earned a base salary of $50,197 and had health benefits of $8,778 for a total of $58,975, and ranked as the 481st lowest paid faculty member was Christine Ann Arfwedson listed as a “Teacher” made $53,292.36 for 10 months of work.

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Continued from page 1 Board of Directors.” On Friday, officials at CB placed the item on this coming Monday’s Board of Directors agenda for discussion. “We are looking into the situation, and looking at our best options. This doesn’t happen that often, as a matter of fact this is a rare situation,” said Rich Aragon, Director of Finance for CB. Aragon confirmed to HMG-CN that he is holding out hope that “there can be a resolution to the matter, and quickly, but it doesn’t look good.” Aragon also told the newspaper that CB has a AA 3 Rating by Moody’s. The entire report will be released to both members of the public and to the media on Monday. “I will be pushing that all of our bonds are restructured, if possible. The spike in any future payment schedules could be astronomical as a result of this decision by JPIA and the ACWA,” Aragon said. According to a former top executive at CB, dropping a government agency’s insurance coverage represents “reaching the bottom of the barrel.” During the past year, HMG-CN has published dozens of exclusive investigative reports documenting deep legal problems caused directed by Directors Robert Apodaca, James Roybal and Leticia Vasquez that could be the reasons for JPIA dropping the agency. HMG-CN disclosed the details of a sordid sexual harassment complaint lodged by a female employee against Apodaca. The newspaper has learned that the alleged victim in the case could be handed a high seven-figure settlement. Sources also tell HMG-CN that other females may be in the process of coming forward to file additional cases of sexual harassment activities against Apodaca. It was also revealed by the newspaper that Director James Roybal is currently enrolled into the infamous “Teacher Jail” at the Los Angeles Unified School District on grounds of misconduct. Roybal denied that he was first enrolled in Teacher Jail when initially queried by HMG-CN reporters. It was then proven by a public records request by HMG-CN that Roybal was in jail. Roybal has never spoken publicly about the situation during Central Basin board meetings. Several popular radio talk shows lambasted Roybal’s participation in the highly controversial program including KFI’s John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou hosts of the popular “John and Ken Show,” as well as its sister station KTLK-AM 1150 that is now known as “Patriot Radio.” HMG-CN also was the first news outlet to confirm and disclose the details of Director Leticia Vasquez’ filing of a highly controversial whistleblower lawsuit against her own agency. Vasquez, who denied she filing the lawsuit until it was revealed by HMGCN, claims to have been “victimized” by many parties, individuals and law firms who have banked millions in questionable contracts with the agency during the past decade. Vasquez’s lawsuit also goes after her top political alley and heavy campaign contributor Ernest “Ernie” Camacho who is the owner of Pacifica Services. It also

cited the Calderons, and other companies. Camacho and his company have banked millions in exclusive contracts with Central Basin. Vasquez staged a bizarre press conference two weeks ago where she demanded that another director, Art Chacon resign his seat after it was learned that he had been involved in one accident while performing district business. The accident is in litigation, JPIA is fighting the fact that Chacon was working despite multiple sources coming forward to HMG-CN saying he was working, and is set for arbitration August of this year. The three also went after current General Manager Tony Perez at that same meeting. Vasquez, Roybal, and Apodaca were unsuccessful in having him released from his five year contract. Perez has been on the job for just one year and has been credited for being a “stable force” as the political battle continues to swirl inside the Basin’s two story office complex. Former Central Basin District executive Ron Beilke also filed a complaint alleging wrongfully termination, retaliation, and harassment during his short tenure at the agency. Beilke confirmed to HMGCN that he is plans to file a seven-figure lawsuit and plans to name Roybal, Apodaca and Vasquez individually in the complaint. Director Art Chacon said that “ACWA’s decision sums it all up for the year-long leadership of Apodaca, Roybal and Vasquez. This action is like their report card and they got an ‘F’.” “Never in CB’s 55-year history have worst, more destructive Board Members ever existed,” Chacon said. Phil Hawkins, who recently took over as President of the Board of Directors after Roybal was removed with the support of Apodaca and Chacon also chimed in on the current insurance crisis. “This District is hanging on by a thread and our General Manager and staff has done amazing things to right this ship. Our General Manager (Perez) just completed the biggest water sale in our District’s history and has aggressively been identifying potential long term recycled water customers, but somehow our Board continues to drag this agency through the mud,” said Hawkins a former state assemblyman from Cerritos. “What I will say to this Board is that the cancellation of our insurance is the ultimate wake-up call. Let’s settle down, let staff do their jobs and try to remember that it’s not about us, it’s about our 2 million customers,” Hawkins continued. The agency is also being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Attorney’s Office in connection with a case involving current State Senator Ronald Calderon and former Assemblyman Thomas Calderon.

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Continued from page 1 al issues. More than 60 families of the kindergartners participated in the educational sessions. Surprisingly, the results of the study indicate that 54% of overweight and obese kindergarteners whose parents did not participated in the program experienced a BMI increase. At the same time 60.5% of overweight and obese children experienced BMI reduction when there parents participated in the program. For children whose BMI was deemed normal, 61 percent experienced a reduction of their BMI when their parents participated, versus 62 percent of the children with a normal BMI whose parents did not participate, experienced an increase.

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“The first phase of the long-term program has set the foundation for our collective effort to reduce the obesity levels in the community,” said Alexander Khananashivili, wellness program coordinator at Tri-City Regional Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens and the creator of the Activate Hawaiian Gardens program. “Our program is a very tailored to the community’s environment and is based on scientific findings. We were pleasantly surprised at the number of children who experienced a reduction in their BMI.” Khananashili created Activate Hawaiian Gardens after a Los Angeles County report listed the community as having one of the highest rates of childhood obesity. Khananashvili spent two years creating Activate Hawaiian Gardens, a unique collaboration comprised of Tri-City Regional Medical Center, ABC Unified School District and the City of Hawaiian Gardens. The City of Hawaiian Garden is comprised of mostly low income Hispanic families. The first phase of the Activate Hawaiian Gardens program consisted of eight classroom sessions taught in both English and Spanish by trained educators at four local elementary schools. Weekly educational sessions for parents covered nutritional information such as how to read food labels, the difference between good and bad fats and sugar consumption. Parents also learned how to manage food issues with their children, options for junk and fast food and how to positively influence TV and video game usage. In addition to the BMI reductions, after the first phase of the program was complete, participating parents were surveyed anonymously and reported: •100 percent stated they stopped giving their children soda •100 percent stated they limited TV and computer screen time for children •100 percent stated they are now reading nutritional facts labels and making more health conscious purchases •93 percent stated they have changed their family’s diet •87 percent stated they now serve fruit and vegetables at every meal On a national scale, the program has earned recognition from Michelle Obama’s campaign, Let’s Move Cities, Towns and Counties, for its initiative to reduce or eradicate childhood obesity in the United States, and was just named the top award winner of the campaign for cities with less than 25,000 residents. “The most effective way to make longterm changes in childhood obesity is to begin in the home,” said Khananashvili. “Parents are the key influencers for their children and we needed to begin our program by empowering them to make better decisions about their family’s health,” he said. Before local parents began participating in weekly classroom instruction, officials from Tri-City Regional Medical Center recorded baseline health statistics among the kindergarteners at the city’s four elementary schools. Khananashvili emphasized that kindergartners are the perfect first audience for positive lifestyle changes because they are young enough to adapt to new concepts and form positive behavioral habits. Currently, Khananashvili is implementing the second phase of the program by focusing on classroom teachings three times per week for kindergartners. The lessons are called “Healthy Jams” and use “rap-like” messages about diet and lifestyle changes. Kindergartner teachers have embraced the program and lead each session. In addition, the City’s Subway franchise is now featuring new sandwich options that are low calorie, a specially designed menu for Activate Hawaiian Gardens.


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Death of Downey Man Prompts Family To Take Action By Tammye McDuff February 2012, Downey resident Alex Smick sought help for a prescription drug dependency. Ironically, Smick died of prescription medications given to him by the hospital where he sought medical attention. Smick took a bad fall while riding a skateboard in May 2010; he was rushed to the hospital. After haggling for 10 months with the insurance agency an MRI was finally taken. The x-ray revealed a stress fracture to his back and five bulging discs.

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the Council decided to support MICRA and become a member of the California Allied for Patient Protection. “Under MICRA there is the myth a patient receives a minimum amount of compensation. That is not true,” states Dn. Mario Guerra “In actuality, economic compensation for past and future medical is totally unlimited, as it is for lifetime earnings and wages. Punitive damage is totally unlimited.” The motion was made to revoke support of the resolution to oppose any MICRA Reform by the City of Downey. The motion was passed with Mayor Vasquez and Dn. Guerra voting No. The city of Downey has become an economic hub for the medical industry, with over 14,000 jobs related to this field. The city has over 20,000 people that benefit from the three hospitals, and approximately 1,400 doctors. Today in California, trial lawyers are waging an aggressive campaign to weaken or overturn California’s landmark Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act. This will be open for vote in the November 2014 elections.

COMMERCE from page 1 as a community newspaper to serve as a Watchdog on behalf of the taxpayers and residents, and this recall effort conducted on behalf of the residents has been strictly watch and critically scrutinized by our investigative reporters,” Hews said. Hews was told by Alexander that she “guaranteed” that all of the signatures submitted by recall organizers were properly and legally submitted as required by law. “A group of Commerce residents and community leaders have turned in more than enough signatures on petitions to call for a special election that will remove Mayor Joe Aguilar, and City Councilmem-

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While the Norwalk and Valley Christian baseball teams begin the 2014 with new coaches, both will have to overcome their own differences. One will field a young squad as potential returning players transferred to an arch rival while the other team hopes to rebound from the loss of its pitching/catching tandem. Whitney, the area’s longstanding dormant program, still keeps going. Returning players in italics. NORWALK LANCERS (13-12 overall last season, 6-6 in the Suburban League, fourth place, lost to Temecula Valley 10-0 in the Division II first round) Head coach: Ruben Marquez (first season) Team’s record previous five seasons: 61-66 Last time missed the playoffs: 2009 Key losses: Joseph Borjorquez, Jacob Carr (JR-transferred to John Glenn), Faustino Colon (SRtransferred to John Glenn), Fernando DeLuna (SR-transferred to John Glenn), Miguel Castaneda, Carlos Garcia (SR-transferred to John Glenn), Adrian Gonzales, Tyler McCalman, Jesse Rodriguez Projected lineup: P-Hector Amaya (JR)/ (JR)/Manuel Garcia (SR)/ (SR)/Alex Gallego (JR)/Joel Hernandez (SR)/ (SR)/Pete Hernandez (JR)/ Trino Romero (SR)/Bryan Villalobos (JR) C-Gallego/Dillan Recio (SR) C-Gallego/ 1B-Amaya/Ruben Urtez (SR) 2B-Garcia 3B-Juan Hernandez SS-Joel Hernandez/ Hernandez/Romero/Julio Sanchez (SO) OF-Gabriel Anaya (JR) OF-Villalobos OF-Albert Rodriguez (SR) For the third straight season, the Lancers will have a new coach as Ruben Marquez replaces Ruben Guerrero, who lasted only one season. In addition, former head coach and last season’s assistant coach, Ruben Velasquez, went across town to become an assistant at John Glenn. Marquez, who was on Norwalk’s coaching staff about 10 years ago and most recently on the Gahr coaching staff, has to build on a program that has gone to the playoffs four straight seasons and

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six out of the last nine. But, the program is declining as it once had 85 players, but is now down to 53. “The work ethic was very poor,” Marquez said of his first impressions of Norwalk. “Now there are guidelines, rules and things that they have to do in order to be a better baseball player. Overall, the program has to change and that’s what I’m here to do; to change the program to where we have structure.” Norwalk has to deal with the loss of four starters who transferred to John Glenn. As a result, only four players return and the team will be relatively built around juniors. Senior pitcher Trino Romero, a shortstop last season, is the team’s most experienced player. Senior catcher Dillan Recio replaces the graduated Joseph Borjorquez while senior Pete Hernandez could be a key component to the pitching staff. This is a program that has to forget about the four players and assistant coach bolting to the other side of town and focus on staying, at least, in the middle of the Suburban League pack. If there’s any motivation the team needs, it could be the fact that it faces Glenn in time for Glenn’s league opener on Apr. 2. That comes a week after Norwalk opens the league slate against Mayfair. “They talk to me about it and I told them that feelings have to be put aside,” Marquez said of the transferred players. “We have a job to do and our job is to come out and win every game. We have to control our own destiny. We have to play our own game.” VALLEY CHRISTIAN CRUSADERS (12-16 overall last season, 6-6 in the Olympic League, tied for third place, lost to Templeton 10-6 in the Division V first round) Head coach: Michael Dunk (first season) Team’s record previous five seasons: 60-75-1 Last time missed the playoffs: 2010 Key losses: Patrick Avila, Liam Bestian, Clayton Granch, Tyler McLurg, Nico Morandini Projected lineup: P-Jared Algra (JR)/ (JR)/Brian Bischoff (SR)/Levy Chavez (SR)/Troy Craddock (SR)/Aaron Kirchner (JR)/ (JR)/Kenan Koops (JR)/Kevin Sainz (JR)/Jack Struiksma (JR)/ (JR) C-Kirchner/ C-Kirchner/ Kirchner/Rick Rick Pena (JR) 1B1B-Bischoff/Craddock/Mitchell Torres (SR) 2B-Algra/Nathan O’Toole (JR)/Tyler 2B-Algra/ Radecki (JR) 3B-O’Toole/Radecki/ O’Toole/Radecki/Struiksma O’Toole/Radecki/ Radecki/Struiksma SS-Koops/Radecki/ SS-Koops/Radecki/Sainz/Struiksma OF-Algra/ OF-Algra/Bischoff/Chavez OF-Cody McKittrick (SR) OFOF-Kirchner Valley Christian has made the playoffs three straight seasons and six out of

the last nine, just like Norwalk. But the Crusaders have done that under five different coaches, Now, Michael Dunk becomes the school’s eighth head coach since 2002 and while the team has a lot of returning players, the pitching staff will definitely be tested with the graduation of its top two guys. Dunk spent two seasons as an assistant at Cerritos before becoming the Dons junior varsity coach last season. He was also on the Long Beach State University staff from 2008-2010. “Walking into Valley Christian, these boys have a lot of talent and I have to say I’ve inherited a great group of individuals,” Dunk said. “These boys have a chip on their shoulder. They’re hungry; they’re ready to fight. We’re looking for an Olympic League title and nothing less for a championship there and hopefully a deep run in the CIF playoffs in Division V this year.” V.C. has won four league titles since 2000, the last coming two seasons ago. Dunk said that some of the players are disappointed about their performances from last season. But again, the experience that V.C. brings back should keep the team right at the top of the league. He adds that the players want to establish the dominance in league they once had and not seen as a pushover to some teams. According to Dunk, juniors Kevin Sainz and Jack Struiksma will be the top two aces on the pitching staff with the latter being the No. 1 hurler. Senior Troy Craddock is a dominant left-handed pitcher and is projected to see an inning or two in a lot of games. The Crusaders have a much deeper pitching staff that in the past and could throw as many as 10 guys on the mound. Junior Aaron Kirchner is slated to be the starting catcher when Struiksma pitches while junior Rick Pena will most likely be behind the plate for the second of the home and home league games, among other games. The starting infield figures to be senior Mitchell Torres at first base, junior Nathan O’Toole at second, Sainz at shortstop and Struiksma at third. Senior center fielder Cody McKittrick can cover a lot of ground in V.C.’s spacious outfield while junior Tyler Radecki is a transfer from Whittier Christian. “Village Christian and Maranatha are going to be our two main competitors that we’re looking to go against in league,” Dunk said. “They’re going to be ready. [We’re] looking for an Olympic League championship this year. WHITNEY WILDCATS (1-18 overall last season, 1-14 in the Academy League, sixth place) Head coach: Neil Freeman (eighth season, 11-118) Team’s record previous five seasons: 10-83

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HMG-CN Sports Editor Loren Kopff two for two and freshman third baseman Malia Quarles hit back to back fourth inning home runs on consecutive pitches. In the second game, Gahr built a 9-4 lead on Dana Hills but the Dolphins rallied for six runs in the bottom of the sixth and came away with a 10-9 win. Gahr pounded out 13 hits but also made five errors. Junior first baseman Celeste Gonzalez went three for three and hit a three-run home run in the top of the first inning. Besenty, Kumiyama, Malia Quarles and junior shortstop Deja Portillo all had a pair of hits with Besenty hitting another home run. Junior left fielder Sabrina Quarles also hit a solo home run. Through the first nine games, Gahr was hitting .373 with a dozen home runs. Besenty and Gonzalez were hitting at least .500 with two other players, Kumiyama and Portillo, hitting at least .455. Gahr will wrap up the Northwood Tournament with two more games on Saturday before meeting Cerritos. Gahr will also visit Whittier Christian on Thursday. In other softball action, Artesia will enter its home game with Cerritos at 4-1 but has not played since splitting a doubleheader with Long Beach Jordan on Mar. 11. John Glenn improved to 4-4 after blanking St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy 10-0 this past Wednesday. Sophomore pitcher Destiny Enriquez pitched a one-hitter, struck out eight and faced 16 batters in five innings. Senior catcher Brianna Ruiz went three for four, drove in three home runs and launched a two-run home run in the third inning. The Lady Eagles will play Sonora in the first of two Whittier Tournament games on Saturday before hosting Corona on Wednesday. Norwalk fell to 1-6 after a 2-1 loss

what we’re going to be.” However, a costly error in the bottom of the sixth allowed Griffin Barnes to score an insurance run for Esperanza. Junior designated hitter Jorge Rivas went two for two as Gahr was hoping to open the season with five straight wins for the first time in over 17 seasons, if that. Gahr opened the 2005 season, Perez’ first, at 4-0 before falling in the fifth game. “I think in order to [go 5-0], you’ve got to have a tremendous amount of good pitching,” Perez said. “It’s changed a little bit, obviously. We were in the El Segundo Tournament when I first got here. “I felt we were growing a little bit in certain areas and we want to challenge ourselves a little bit with some teams that had Division I players moving on,” he continued. “I thought if our kids want to have the opportunity to compete and move on, it would be in their best interest if we come out here and play in these games. So it’s going to be difficult to go 5-0.” Gahr, which began the season as the seventh ranked team in the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division III coaches poll, moved up to the top spot this past Monday. Then the team edged St. Paul 4-3 this past Wednesday. The Gladiators will face Cathedral on Saturday in the first round of the Redondo Tournament before meeting former No. 1 and current No. 3 Serra on Tuesday. “We are a work in process,” Perez said. “The bottom line is they care. They are going to continue to try to get better and I think two months from now…we only have one way to go, and that’s up.”

to host El Rancho this past Wednesday. The Lady Lancers opened the season with five straight losses before edging Rancho Alamitos 5-4 last Saturday in the second of four Whittier Tournament games. Norwalk will play San Gabriel, then Montebello on Saturday to conclude the tournament before opening Suburban League action against Mayfair on Wednesday. Valley Christian is also 1-6 following an 8-2 road loss at Ontario Christian this past Tuesday. The Lady Crusaders visited Paramount on Mar. 20 and will travel to Westminster on Thursday. BASEBALL Artesia ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-1 win at Lynwood this past Monday. The Pioneers will play a doubleheader at Oxford Academy on Saturday before hosting Cerritos on Wednesday. Cerritos, which won five games last season, has already matched that total after a 9-0 win at Southlands Christian this past Tuesday. The Dons (5-3) will host a doubleheader against Rancho Alamitos on Saturday. John Glenn went 4-1 in the Newport Elks Tournament including a 4-1 win against Calvary Chapel Santa Ana last Friday behind a complete game from junior pitcher Victor Sanchez, his second of the season. The Eagles will play Palisades on Saturday to begin the Redondo Tournament, before hosting La Serna on Thursday. Norwalk evened its record at 3-3 after defeating Dominguez 10-4 this past Monday on only four hits. The Lancers benefited from seven Dominguez errors and put the game away with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Senior first baseman Ruben Urtez drove in two runs with a fifth inning base hit and had four RBI in the game. The Lancers will host Mayfair on Wednesday. Valley Christian went to 2-1 following a 2-1 home win against Ontario Christian this past Tuesday as junior Jack Struiksma pitched a three-hit complete game. The Crusaders will host Maranatha today in the Olympic League opener, and will travel to Village Christian on Tuesday.


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• Lifetime Warranty NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR Brand new Frigidaire Washer and Gas Dryer, never been • Patio (10x14) $2,175 SCIATICA, HEADACHES, CARPEL used, white, for Sale. Call Valerie, Cerritos, Ca. For pick up See Beach If You Like My936 Work cash or money order. 714/253-2248 Vintage Hamilton Scovill Drink Milk Shake Mixer • Rooms (10x12) $7,995 TUNNEL, DIABETIConly, NEUROPATHY, $275 or $450 for both Blender w/ SS cup $100. 562-944-2644 PATIO DEPOT & SPORTS INJURIES Cuisinart extractor/juicer $30.00 Large bags of women’s Mitsubishi HD TV Excellent Condition, 42 inch monitor flat www.PatioDepot-Inc.com Kenwood stereo receiver w/Technics Turntable w/cabinet $100. 562-944-2644

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screen. $125 with remote. Call Johnny at (562) 864-8780.

Angels T-Shirts, 150 to choose from. All sizes. Small to XX. $5 to $20 each. Most used, some brand new. Call Johnny at (562) 864-8780.

clothes. $15.00 each bag Very clean and good condition. (562) 787-4802 • Lic# 833734 Call:323-728-9766

$75.00 each Call 562-833-2342 Christmas Tree Stand, Heavy Duty, Excellent Condition. Letters, Audits, Garnishments, Holds any sized tree. Call Johnny at (562) 864-8780. Non-filing of Taxes, Levies, Xbox 360 4 etc. GB Console with Kinect New in box – contains S Console, Kinect Sensor, wireless controller, composite AV Christmas Plastic Containers. $15 or two for $25. Call Get some peace of mind, cable + 2 games, Kinectimals and Kinect Sports $220 viclace@ Johnny at (562) 864-8780. call us– we’ll clarifyhotmail.com, your situation. 562/522-4870 Two matching plush red side chairs in excellent condition $55 Sealed David Bowie, 12 inch German import single from each. 562-944-2644 1980. Song Tax Solutions on is “Up the Hill Backwards” from the album “Scary Monsters.” Never opened. Excellent condition. $40. Call Max at WWII US Army Practice Rocket for bazooka M7A1 Bloomfield Ave. Lic #891262 562 656-9814. (empty) $85. 562-944-2644

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Matching floral sofa and love seat good condition $70 for both. 562-944-2644

Vintage 1954 Royal HH Manual typewriter with green keys, great condition. $100-562-944-2644

TOILET, AMERICAN STANDARD DESIGNER COLOR; SILVER (grey) $75.00 cash Call or leave message 562 8645068

Two Tennis racquets - Prince Fullsize 110 w/cases never used $60 each. - 562-944-2644

FOUR ELECTRIC MOTORS from washing machines or jewelry polishing. $20 each or $75 for all. Call Tony at (323) 728-9766. FOUR WWII HELMETS without LINING. AUTHENTIC! Cost is $20 each or $75 for the set of four. Call Tony at (323) 728-9766. DUKE ELLINGTON ORIGINAL MUSIC SHEETS from 1917. Asking $300. Call Tony for details. (323) 728-9766.

One Dunlop McEnroe Plus Tennis Racquet w/case slightly used $40. 562-944-2644 Vintage Brunswick “Black Beauty” bowling ball 12 lbs. Undrilled $100. 562-944-2644 Entertainment Center for Sale-Holds 19 inch television; honey wood; contains various compartments and glass covered shelves; $75; Excellent condition; 714 521-8757. Ask for Paula. Basketball and volleyball excellent condition $4 each 562 943 6059 Rocking chair. $35.00 Call or leave message 323-728-9766

COMMERATIVE EDITION from Man Landing on the Moon in 1969. Paper is from Mexico City. Good Condition. $75 (323) 728-9766. Call Tony.

6 large bags of women’s clothes. Sizes M to Large. Very good condition. Call or leave message.323-728-9766

FIVE COPIES of the FINAL edition of the Los Angeles HERALD EXAMINER. Sealed in plastic. $75 each. Call Tony at (323) 728-9766. Great condition.

2 15 pound weights for $20 1 GE Toaster Oven for $23 Hal (562) 921-6377

SAMSONITE DUFFLE BAG WITH WHEELS $30.00 BRAND NEW MEN’S BALLY SHOES MOCCASIN STYLE 9 1/2 ALL LEATHER BROWN- $50.00 CALL LISA ALONZO @ 562 397-7069

Beach pebbles, $50; 6 ft. tall, real-looking, high quality artificial palm tree grouping in pot $150; ceramic dragon 25” x 8” $40. 562-944-2644

Toilet American Standard, designer color Grey.

Tax Solutions onby side- red- very good condiMacLaren double stroller- side tion- $60.00 Six sided brass and glass hangingLic hallway/entry Bloomfield Ave. #891262 light fixture- $10.00. HP Photosmart 325 printer- $20.00. Small pine printer table with lower shelf- $25.00 call 562-9439461 Sealed Box “Topps” Baseball cards, includes 36 pkgs. Sixteen baseball cards in each pkg. Approx 1990s $40. 562-653-0606 Two new unopened Canon Pixma 8BK ink cartridges - $25 (obo). Will also include other almost new Canon Pixma 5 & 8 ink cartridges. Please leave a voice message at (562) 926-7550 and I will call you back. 4 12x28 Amber Glass Panels - to replace glass in a china cabinet or kitchen cabinet door. Must see to appreciate. 40 years old, in perfect condition. 4 for $80 1 Official U.S. Olympic Team Beanie. Winter Olympic roots 2002 - never used, with original receipt.$40 Mikasa Avante coffee server, cream and sugar bowl, 6 cups and saucers. 40 years old, never used.$75 562-928-3097 MAYTAG PLUS, 2-door side by side black refrigerator M# RSW 24000E Total Volume 23.6 w/ice maker & water dispenser, very good condition $300. 10 ft. sky blue couch good condition $300. 4-tier open bookcase (Drexel) 6-1/2 ft. x 28” x 14” excellent condition $100. 562-944-2644 100cc Honda Off Road Dirt Bike! Great bike for beginner riders! $750 or best offer. Year 2001. Excellent condition, one owner. Charlie at (562) 631-6343.

2 beautiful love sofas with flower pattern in great condition!

each obo. IRS, FTB, &$125.00 OTHERS 2 beautiful sofa chairs with flower pattern in great condition!

TWO SOLID WOOD CHAIRS: Hand carved from the 1950’s. $35 each or $65 for both. Call Tony at (323) 728-9766.

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25 men’s shirts, long, short, polo, t-shirts all XL in perfect condition, $2 each. 562.943-6059

Craftsman chipper-shredder with owner’s manual. Model #247.775870. gently used, very good/excellent condition. $250. 562-947-2938. Danbury Mint “ML HUMMEL” decorator plates. Collection of 12 “Gentle Friends” Includes hangers and certification of Registration. ALL $100.00. M. Walker 562-865-0413 Great deal!! Dell Computer package including 17” LCD Black E173FP Monitor, Keyboard, Tower and AIO (All In One Printer) 922. Like New!! Lightly used for about 3 months. Includes premium computer desk ensemble and a chair w/ two decks, area for cd’s, printer, tower, slide out for keyboard, books etc. Priced to sell NOW! $200.00!!!! (WOW) Call (562) 713-2298 Ashley Signature Design Sofa Table and Rectangle Cocktail (Coffee) Table by North Shore Collection. BEAUTIFUL w/ granite inset and beautiful carving. Euro/Tuscan Style. In store over $1,300.00 for both. Buy now for $550.00 from me. Great Condition!! Call (562-713-2298) Ashley Signature Design Bar Stools. Beautiful Ball and Claw with beige textured cushioned seats and dark-copper colored rod iron. Heavy and in great condition. Matched the North Shore Collection by Ashley. Sacrifice for $150.00 for both!! Call 9562) 713-2298 Ashley Signature Design 4 Chair Distressed Square Wood Dining Table w/ Leather and Chenille/tapestry backs w/ studs. BEAUTIFUL TUSCANY STYLE SET!! A steal at $500.00 for Table and 4 chairs. Cannot get this set any longer. Originally paid almost $1,000.00 for set. Call (562) 713-2298. Beautiful AICO 4 Dresser drawer Tall Chest w/ separate jewelry top that opens w/ nice mirror inside. Perfect condition with felt lined drawers and nice sliders. A nice light pecan finish. $300.00, normally sold for $700.00. Call at (562) 713-2298 GE Washer/Whirlpool Gas Dryer: $200/pr. AND Kenmore Elite Matching Washer & Dryer: $1400/pr. new...Yours for $450/pr. Contact Keith at kgmiller624@yahoo.com OR 714521-2976. Toshiba HD DVD Player Model #SLC7601090 Never used “NEW” still in box Asking $65 Call: 714 670-2914 Car/Truck SPEAKERS (external) by Extreme 12”x 8” with

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AIR CONDITIONER by Haier Model #HWF05XC5 (window size 17”x 13”) with all the needed parts. Used once - clean and in EXCELLENT condition. Asking $120. Call: (714) 670-2914 Canon All-In-One Photo Printer, $100. Brand new, still in box. PIXMA MP470 Special Edition. Scrapbook Plus Workshop Software and more. Please call 562-924-4871. Twin bed box spring and mattress, good condition. $50. Call 714-323-3459 Hazelton brothers upright piano, works, dates back to 1880’s.$250.00 obo. 562-896-7731 Double bed mattress.box spring.and frame $50.00 obo Roper gas stove..$50.00 obo For both ads call patty at 310.995.0967 Two Walkers For Sale! Good condition, with wheels, folding models; $24 EACH while they LAST! Call Hal at 562-921-6377. 5-piece living room set: floral couch, love seat, coffee table, end table & rectangular table $250. 562-944-2644. Two Oak Office / Computer desks for sale in very good to excellent condition only $100.00 or OBO Please call 562.906.2528 ask for Ray Two office / computer desks for sale in very good to excellent condition. $100.00. rtybarra6@gmail.com Masterforge 4-burner grill w/skillet burner on side. $120 hardly used - (paid $270) includes misc. grill tools. pls call (714) 522-3404, if no ans. pls leave msg. Student flute with case. $75 seller lives in Santa Fe Springs. can meet you halfway if you would like to see it. Call (562) 922-1153. Vintage stacking-shag-cushions Ottoman footstool with wheels, green; excellent condition. $60 o.b.o. 562-944-2644. 1800 Watt Coleman Generator, Briggs & Stratton Engine. Used only 5 hours. $150.00. 562-425-9859 One 5 HP 220 Volt 20 gallon air compressor (hardly used) $75 Leo Padilla 562-809-8568 (if no answer leave a message) New stuffed toy dog medium size $12 714 731 2874 17” Dell Flat Screen Monitor. Like new $50.00 or trade for a good working V.C.R. Phone # 562-867-1921 E-Mail donjoy@ toast.net. Four slightly used tires and rims that fit a Dodge Magnum, $199, E-mail magnympi@gmail.com Reebok RB 310 Reincumvent exercise bike $ 100 (562)4042490 Portable mini Sears refrigerator 1/20 HP compressor $30 (562)404-2490 Plastic chairs @ $10 each (562)404-2490 4 shelves 6’ high wooden bookcase $25 Looks Like new , black colored iron electric BBQ (used only once & has been sitting covered in garage for years) $45.00 (3 ft tall x 16.5” wide x 14” deep) Please call ((562)402-1834 Eastern County Newspaper Group (ECNG) and its’ subsidiaries are not responsible for items listed herein. The responsibility of all items’ condition and description lies on the seller. The buyer assumes all responsibilities of the purchase. No warranty on items is implied or expressed by ECNG.


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CITY OF CERRITOS ORDINANCE NO. 984

CITY OF CERRITOS STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO BIDDERS

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS LEVYING A SPECIAL TAX FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 AND SUBSEQUENT FISCAL YEARS SOLELY WITHIN AND RELATING TO CITY OF CERRITOS COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT 2013-1 WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Cerritos (the "City Council"), has previously adopted Resolution No. 2014-4 entitled "A resolution of the Cerritos City Council declaring its intention to establish City of Cerritos Community Facilities District 2013-1 (Public Services) for a residential development located at 18810 Pioneer Boulevard (APN 7040-024-012) and to authorize the levy of a special tax therein to finance certain services" (the "Resolution of Intention"), stating its intention to conduct proceedings to form City of Cerritos Community Facilities District 2013-1 (Public Services) (the "CFD") pursuant to the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982, being Chapter 2.5 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code of the State of California (the "Act"), as amended (California Government Code Section 53311 et seq.), to finance certain services (the "Services") including incidental expenses, to serve the CFD; WHEREAS, the Resolution of Intention set February 27, 2014, or as soon thereafter as practical, as the date of a public hearing on all matters pertaining to the formation of the CFD, the extent of the CFD, the furnishing of Services to serve the CFD, and the proposed rate and method of apportionment of the special tax within the CFD (the "Rate and Method"); WHEREAS, a notice of public hearing was published and mailed to all landowners proposed to be included in the CFD in accordance with the Act; WHEREAS, at the public hearing, evidence was presented to the City Council on such matter before it, including a special report (the "Report") describing the services necessary to adequately meet the needs of the CFD and the estimated costs of financing such Services as required by Section 53321.5 of the Act; WHEREAS, at the public hearing, all persons desiring to be heard on all matters pertaining to the formation of the CFD, the extent of the CFD, the furnishing of Services to serve the CFD, and the Rate and Method were heard and a full and fair hearing was held; WHEREAS, subsequent to the public hearing, the City Council adopted a resolution entitled "A resolution of the Cerritos City Council to form and establish City of Cerritos Community Facilities District 2013-1 (Public Services) for a residential development located at 18810 Pioneer Boulevard (APN 7040024-012) and authorizing the levy of a special tax therein to finance certain services" (the "Resolution of Formation") which established the CFD and authorized the levy of a special tax within the CFD; WHEREAS, subsequent to the public hearing, the City Council also adopted a resolution entitled "A resolution of the Cerritos City Council calling a special election and submitting to the voters of City of Cerritos Community Facilities District 2013-1 propositions regarding the annual levy of special taxes within the community facilities district to finance police protection services and maintenance of parks and recreational facilities and the establishment of an appropriations limit" (the "Resolution Calling Election") which called a special election of the qualified electors within the CFD; WHEREAS, pursuant to the terms of the Resolution Calling Election, an election was held in which qualified electors of the CFD approved the establishment of an appropriations limit for the CFD and the levy of a special tax (the "Special Tax") within the CFD; and WHEREAS, on February 27, 2014, the City Council adopted a resolution entitled "A resolution of the Cerritos City Council declaring the results of a special election for City of Cerritos Community Facilities District 2013-1 on the propositions with respect to (a) the annual levy of special taxes and (b) the establishment of an appropriations limit and authorizing the recordation of a notice of special tax lien." (the "Resolution Declaring Results of Election") which certified the results of the election conducted by the City Clerk, which results showed that more than two-thirds of the votes cast in the CFD were in favor of the proposition to levy the Special Tax and the proposition to establish an appropriations limit for the CFD. declare:

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of Cerritos does find, determine and

SECTION 1. Recitals. The above recitals are all true and correct.

SECTION 2. Authorization of the Levy of a Special Tax. By the passage of this Ordinance, the City Council authorizes the levy of the Special Tax in the CFD in accordance with the Rate and Method set forth in Exhibit B to the Resolution of Formation, which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and incorporated by reference herein.

PRINTING OF THE CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 2014-2015 SEASON BROCHURE BID NO. 1175-14 Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, First Floor, Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street, Cerritos, California, 90703, until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, for the printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2014-2015 Season Brochure, Bid No. 1175-14. Bids will be publicly opened at Cerritos City Hall at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014. Bids must be made on the form provided for this purpose, addressed to the City Clerk, City of Cerritos, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, First Floor, Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street, Cerritos, California, 90703, marked “Bid for the Printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2014-2015 Season Brochure, Bid No. 1175-14.� Please contact the City of Cerritos Communications Division at (562) 916-1320 to obtain specifications and contract documents. No bid will be accepted unless it is made on a proposal form furnished by the City. The City of Cerritos reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or portions of any and all bids or waive the informality in a bid not affected by law. Dated/Posted/Published: March 21, 2014 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/21/14 ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ABC Unified School District will receive up to but not later than 11:00 AM on the 2nd day of April 2014 sealed bids for: Bid # ABC – 1430 Custodial Supplies Bid All bids shall be made and presented on a form furnished by the District. Bids submitted conform to the terms and conditions stated on said form. Bids shall be received in the office of the Purchasing Department at 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, CA., 90703 and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above stated time and place. Bids and specifications may be obtained from the Purchasing Department at the above address on March 14, 2014 or later. Los Cerritos Community News March 14, 2014 and March 21, 2014 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CALLING FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Montebello Unified School District the (“District�) of Los Angeles County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as the District, will receive at the stated location, up to but not later than 2:00 o’clock p.m. (Thursday) on the 17th day of April, 2014, sealed bids for the award of a contract for the named project: Bid No. 19(13-14) Interior Painting and VCT Flooring Abatement in “Building C� at Montebello High School MUSD Project No. 131003 All bids shall be made and presented on a form furnished by the District. Bids shall be received in the District’s Facilities Development Department, 500 North Hendricks Street, Montebello, California 90640, and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at above stated time and place.

SECTION 3. Annual Rate Determination. The CFD Administrator is hereby further authorized to determine on or before August 10 each year, or such other date as is established by law or by the County Auditor-Controller of the County of Los Angeles, the specific Special Tax to be levied on each parcel of land in the CFD, except that special taxes to be levied shall not exceed the maximum rates set forth in the Rate and Method, but the special tax may be levied at a lower rate.

Each bid must conform and be responsive to the contract documents. Bid documents and specifications are available through ARC / Plan Well at (626) 583-1122 and http://www.e-arc.com/ca/pasadena.

SECTION 4. Exempt Property. Except as provided in Section 53340.1 of the Act and except for properties that a local agency is a landowner of within the meaning of subdivision (f) of Section 53317 of the Act, pursuant to Section 53340 of the Act, properties of entities of the state, federal and local governments shall be exempt from the levy of the Special Tax. Reference is hereby made to the Rate and Method for a description of other properties or entities that are expressly exempted from the levy of the Special Tax.

This project is not subject to the enforcement of the Public Works Compliance Monitoring Unit (CMU) by the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. The District will continue to monitor labor compliance pursuant Labor Code 1771. Contract award will be based on lowest responsive and responsible bidder

SECTION 5. Use of Collections. All of the collections of the Special Tax shall be used only as provided by the Act and in the Resolution of Formation. The Special Tax shall be levied only so long as needed for the purposes as described in the Resolution of Formation.

AND WHEN RECORDED MAIL TO: Western Progressive, LLC 2002 Summit Blvd, Suite 600 Atlanta, GA 30319

SECTION 6. Collection. The Special tax shall be collected in the same manner as ordinary ad valorem taxes and shall be subject to the same penalties and the same procedure, sale and lien in any case of delinquency as applicable for ad valorem property taxes; provided, however, that the Special Tax may be collected by direct billing by the City of the property owners in the CFD or in such other manner as may be provided by the City Council. In addition, the provisions of Section 53356.1 of the Act shall apply to any delinquent Special Tax payments. SECTION 7. Authorization. The specific authorization for adoption of this Ordinance is Section 53340 of the Act. SECTION 8. Severability. If for any reason any portion of this Ordinance is found to be invalid, or if the Special Tax is found inapplicable for any particular parcel within the CFD, by a court of competent jurisdiction, the balance of this Ordinance, and the application of the Special Tax to the remaining parcels within the CFD shall not be affected. SECTION 9. Certification. The City Clerk shall certify the passage of this Ordinance and cause it to be published or posted in accordance with law. PASSED, APPROVED, and ADOPTED this 13th day of March, 2014. ATTEST:

/s/Bruce Barrows Bruce W. Barrows, Mayor

/s/Vida Barone Vida Barone, City Clerk

A mandatory pre-bid job walk is required and scheduled for attendance by bidders with representatives of the District and others on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Montebello High School, in front of the flag pole, 2100 West Cleveland Ave., Montebello, CA 90640.

NOTE: All forms must be RECORDING REQUESTED BY completed, signed and returned with bid. Western Progressive, LLC

T.S. No.: 2011-16057

Donald Yamagata Director of Facilities Development Maintenance & Operations Montebello Unified School District 500 North Hendricks Street Montebello, CA 90640 SPACE ABOVE THIS LINE FOR RECORDER'S USE

Loan No.: 705413730

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/21 and 3/28/14

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE

PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TODOCUMENT BELOW IS NOT TO THE RECORDED BELOW IS NOTTHE ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS BUT ATTACHED ONLY COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE PROVIDED TO THE TOCOPIES THE COPIES PROVIDED TOTRUSTOR. THE TRUSTOR.

NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED

NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 

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YOU ARE A INDEED DEFAULT UNDER DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/18/2005. UNLESSYOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER OF TRUST DATEDA2/18/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED TO AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF IT THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU TAKE ACTION PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, MAY BE SOLD AT A YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING YOU, YOU SHOULD A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidderAGAINST for cash, cashier's check drawn on a stateCONTACT or national bank, check drawn by a 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 of the Financial Code and A public auction sale be to the highest for cash, cashier's check drawn on aof state national check drawn authorized to do business in this state will held by thebidder duly appointed trustee as shown below, all or right, title, bank, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under pursuant to aa Deed offederal Trust described below. The sale will made, but without covenant or by a state or federal credit union, or aand check drawn by state or savings and loan association, or be savings warranty, expressed orassociation, implied, regarding encumbrances, to Financial pay the remaining of business the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, or savingstitle, bankpossession, specified inorSection 5102 of the Code and principal authorizedsum to do in this with interest and late charges in the note(s), of the of Trust,conveyed interest to thereon, fees, charges and expenses state willthereon, be held as by provided the duly appointed trusteeadvances, as shownunder below,the of terms all right, title,Deed and interest and now 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 held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The greater on the day of sale. sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or

to pay the remaining principal sum ofSEPARATE the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late Trustor: KAP SEUNGencumbrances, KIM, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND PROPERTY charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 3/2/2005 ascharges Instrument No. 05 0472308 in book and rerecorded --- ofpublication Official Records in the of office and expenses of the Trustee for---, thepage total --amount (at the timeon of--theasinitial of the Notice Sale)of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Date of Sale: 4/9/2014 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By theTrustor: fountain located at KIM, 400 Civic Center Plaza, CA 91766 KAP SEUNG A MARRIED MAN, Pomona, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $574,105.52 Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC

STATE OF CALIFORNIA ) COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ) ss. CITY OF CERRITOS )

Recorded reserves 3/2/2005the as Instrument 0472308 in book page and rerecorded ontime --- asof---the of sale Official Note: Because the Beneficiary right to bidNo. less05than the total debt ---, owed, it --is possible that at the the opening bid may be less than Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, the total debt.

I, Vida Barone, City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, California, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing Ordinance No. 984 was duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Cerritos at a Regular Meeting held on the 13th day of March, 2014, and that it was so adopted as follows:

The undersigned Trustee disclaims for reserves any incorrectness theless street other common designation, any, shown Note: Becauseany the liability Beneficiary the right toofbid thanaddress the totalordebt owed, it is possible that atifthe time of above. If no street address or other common is shown, directions thethe location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within thedesignation sale the opening bid may be less to than total debt. 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale.

AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN:

COUNCILMEMBERS – Chen, Cho, Ray, Pulido, Barrows COUNCILMEMBERS – None COUNCILMEMBERS – None COUNCILMEMBERS – None

DATED: March 13, 2014 /s/Vida Barone Vida Barone, City Clerk

Published at Los Cerritos Community News 3/21/14

Date of Sale: 4/9/2014 at 11:00 AM

Place of Sale:designation By the of fountain located at15321 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, 91766 Street Address or other common real property: SAN ARDO DRIVE, LACA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA 90638 A.P.N.: 7001-003-009Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $574,105.52

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 my 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://altisource.com/resware/TrusteeServicesSearch.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2011-16057. 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. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale Published at Los Cerritos Community News 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/14


TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No.: 2013-01091 Loan No.: 681283 A.P.N.: 7174034-008 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 5/13/2009. 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: DANIEL WRIGHT AND CHRISTINA WRIGHT, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Entra Default Solutions, LLC Recorded 5/27/2009 as Instrument No. 20090777007 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 4/4/2014 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: $3,937,042.27 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5163 CARFAX AVENUE LAKEWOOD, California 90713 A.P.N.: 7174034-008 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. 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 714-730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com, using the file number assigned to this case 2013-01091. 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: 3/4/2014 Entra Default Solutions, LLC Katie Milnes, Vice President A-4446229 03/14/2014, 03/21/2014, 03/28/2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 27980-PC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the seller(s)/licensee(s) are: HANI SIMON TABELLO, 11756 SOUTH ST, ARTESIA, CA 90701 Doing business as: ARTESIA OIL All other business names(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s)/ licensee(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the buyer(s)/ applicant(s) is/are: POTENTIA FUEL, INC, 2261 SIMON ST, FULLERTON, CA 92833 The assets being sold are generally described as: GOODWILL, FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT and are located at: 11756 SOUTH ST, ARTESIA, CA 90701 The type and number of license to be transferred is/are: Type: OFF-SALE BEER & WINE, License Number: 20-474628 now issued for the premises located at: SAME The bulk sale and transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: CITYWIDE ESCROW SERVICES INC, 12501 SEAL BEACH BLVD, STE 130, SEAL BEACH, CA 90740 and the anticipated sale date is APRIL 14, 2014 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. The purchase price or consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $295,000.00, including inventory estimated at: $20,000.00 which consists of the following. DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH THROUGH ESCROW $295,000.00 It has been agreed between the seller(s)/ licensee(s) and the intended buyer(s)/ transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. HANI SIMON TABELLO, Seller(s)/ Licensee(s) POTENTIA FUEL, INC., Buyer(s)/ Applicant(s) LA1394154 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 3/21/14

APN: 7016-025-014 Property : 16709 WINDWARD AVE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 Title Order No. : 730-1304035-70 Trustee Sale No. : 8686-009784-F00 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 08, 2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 10, 2014, Sage Point Lender Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT drawn on a state or national bank, cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust with interest and late charges 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 undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BELOW MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST Executed by: DIANE GRANT, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded on December 15, 2004, as Instrument No. 04 3233148, of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: April 10, 2014 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: at the Vineyard Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16709 WINDWARD AVE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN# 7016-025-014 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 this Notice of Sale is $510,858.18. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to the return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. 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) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.AUCTION. COM, using the file number assigned to this case 8686-009784-F00. 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: 3/7/14 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC 400 Exchange, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92602 949-265-9940 David Garcia FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (800) 280-2832 or visit WWW.AUCTION.COM SAGE POINT LENDER SERVICES, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0227989 To: LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS PUB: 03/14/2014, 03/21/2014, 03/28/2014

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS TSHILUMBWA NATHANIEL KAPONGO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: NATHANIEL TSHILUMBWA KAPONGO. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant a petition without a hearing. Court date 5-14-14, 1:30 PM, Dept C, Rm. 312. Norwalk Superior Court, 12720 Norwalk Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, AND 4/11/14. Case # VS025596.

www.HewsMediaGroup.com NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20120015003970 Title Order No.: 120375386 FHA/VA/PMI No.: ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/15/2008. 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 LAW LAWYER. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/29/2008 as Instrument No. 20080171115 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MANUEL HERNANDEZ AND GRACIELA REYES, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/10/2014 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 12902 DUFFIELD AVE, LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA 90638 APN#: 8044-026-007 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, 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, 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 $374,770.85. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120015003970. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 03/18/2014 A-4447402 03/21/2014, 03/28/2014, 04/04/2014 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RAYMOND VARGAS CASE NO. BP149693 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of RAYMOND VARGAS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Lisa Huerta-Donati in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Lisa Huerta-Donati 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 actions.) 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 on March 28, 2014 at 8:30 A.M. in Dept. 29 located at: 111 N. Hill Street, 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 formal 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. PETER A. SAHIN, SB# 222207 PAUL D. VELASCO, SB# 192421 Attorneys for Petitioner Velasco Law Group, APC 100 W. Broadway, Suite 255 Long Beach, CA 90802 Reporter# 106928 Published in: Los Cerritos Community News Pub Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 2014

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ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE CALLING FOR BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ABC Unified School District will receive up to but not later than 2:00 PM on the 29th day of April, 2014 Bids for: ABC Bid # 1431 Kennedy Elementary School HVAC Installation All bids shall be made and presented on a form furnished by the District. Bids submitted shall conform to the terms and conditions stated on said form. Bids shall be received in the office of the Purchasing Department at 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, CA 90703 and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time and place. Bidders may obtain drawings and specifications at a electronic link provided at the mandatory pre-bid meeting on April 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM sharp to meet at the Kennedy Elementary School, 17500 Belshire Ave., Artesia CA 90701. All public works are subject to prevailing wage payments, Valid License Class A and B will be required, airbalancing contractor must have AABC certification. Los Cerritos News March 21, 2014 and March 28, 2014 FHA# 197-3539332 TS# 13-12942-25 NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, on 08/26/2005, a certain (Deed of Trust) was executed by Donald S. Smith, as Trustor, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Beneficiary, and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, as Trustee and was Recorded on 9/1/2005 as Instrument No. 05-2115516, in the office of the Los Angeles County, California Recorder, and WHEREAS, the Deed of Trust was insured by the UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, (the Secretary) pursuant to the National Housing Act for the purpose of providing single family housing; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust is now owned by the Secretary, pursuant to an assignment recorded on 11/9/2011, as Instrument # 20111519314 in the office of the Losangeles County, California Recorder, and WHEREAS, a default has been made by reason of failure to pay all sums due under the Deed of Trust, pursuant to Paragraph 9 Subsection (i) of said deed of Trust and WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust to be immediately due and payable, NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to power vesting in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, 12 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR part 27, subpart B, and by the Secretary’s designation of us as Foreclosure Commissioner” notice is hereby given that on 4/23 /2014 at 9:00 a.m. local time, all real and personal property at or used in connection with following described premises (“Property”) will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: Commonly known as: 15942 Alta Vista Dr.,.Unit 616D, La Mirada, CA 90638 APN: 8037-031084 More thoroughly described as: A Condominium comprised of a portion of Lots 3 and 4 of Tract 34045, in the City of La Mirada, in the County of Los Angeles, State of California as shown on a Map recorded in Book 917, pages 68 through 71, inclusive, of Maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said count – as more fully and particularly described in said Deed of Trust. The sale will be held at the following location: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Per The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development the estimated opening bid will be $337,443.59 There will be no pro-ration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before the closing, his prorate share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making a bid, all bidders except the Secretary must submit a deposit totaling ten percent (10%) of the Secretary’s estimated bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s check made payable to the Foreclosure Commissioner Cimarron Trustee Services. Each oral bid need not be accompanied by a deposit. If the successful bid is an oral, a deposit of $33,744.35 must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within 30 days of the sale or at such time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a cashier’s or certified check. If the Secretary is the high bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveyancing fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time with which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be fore 9-day increments for a fee of $600.00 paid in advance. The extension fee shall be in the form of certified or cashier’s check made payable to the commissioner. If the high bidder closed the sale prior to the expiration period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder may be required to forfeit the cash deposit or, at the election of the Foreclosure Commissioner after consultation with the HUD Field Office representative, will be liable to HUD for any costs incurred as a result of such failure. The Commissioner may, at the direction of HUD Field Office Representative, offer the property to the second highest bidder to an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as proved herein HUD does not guarantee that the property will be vacant. The amount that must be paid by the Mortgagor, to stop the sale prior to the scheduled sale date is $337,268.59 as of 4/22/2014, PLUS all other amounts that are due under the mortgage agreement. Plus advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents. Plus a commission for the Foreclosure commissioner and all other costs incurred in the connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. Date: February 13, 2014 FORECLOSURE COMMISSIONER: CIMARRON SERVICE CORP, of NEVADA Jira Plaza #9 700 Mechem Drive Ruidoso, NM 88345 Telephone No. (575) 808-8394 Facsimile No. (575) 808-8397 CATHEY E. LATNER, Vice President P1084927 3/21, 3/28, 04/04/2014

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. 13-21415-SP-CA Title No. 130218986-CAMAI ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT AT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/12/2005. 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: Ruben L Cuatrona, a married man as his sole and separate property Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 12/28/2005 as Instrument No. 05 3198651 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 04/10/2014 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $903,849.90 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 13252 CANTRECE LANE, CERRITOS, CA 90703-6132 A.P.N.: 7028022-027 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 undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee's or beneficiary's authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. 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 714-730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp.com/ sales, using the file number assigned to this case 13-21415-SP-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: 03/13/2014 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-2646101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Linda DeGrandis, Trustee Sales Representative A-4447293 03/21/2014, 03/28/2014, 04/04/2014

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 439791CA Loan No. 0014689244 Title Order No. 279828 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY. PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0321-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04-11-2014 at 11:00 A.M., ALAW as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-28-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06-0655895, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ELIAS J FARAH AND MAHA J FARAH, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's 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. Sale 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 the Deed of Trust. 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, interest thereon, estimated 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. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: LOT 46 OF TRACT NO. 22521, IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 780 PAGE(S) 16 AND 17 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT ALL WATER, CLAIMS OF RIGHT TO WATER, IN OR UNDER SAID LAND. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $778,273.39 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 17208 YVETTE AVENUE CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN Number: 7012-024-024 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 03-11-2014 ALAW, as Trustee ALAW IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ALAW 9200 OAKDALE AVE. - 3RD FLOOR CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 (818)435-3661 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting. com or 1-714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 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, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www. lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. 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. 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