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n June 2019, Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community News exclusively reported on several large California Tribal Casinos giving over $286,000 to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to fund his successful 2018 campaign. Tribal Casinos are direct competitors with California cardrooms, which include the Commerce Casino in Commerce, the Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, the Bicycle Club in Bell Gardens, and many others up and down the state. The Tribal casinos have

Part Two: CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL BECERRA TOOK OVER $500,000 FROM TRIBAL CASINOS, NOW HIS AGENCY IS PAYING THEM BACK BY BRIAN HEWS

WHITNEY SENIOR'S PROJECT PUBLISHED IN PRESTIGIOUS SCIENCE JOURNAL BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) is an air pollutant that is a concern for people’s health when levels in the air are high. They are tiny particulates that reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when elevated. Some particles such as dust, dirt, soot or smoke are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye; however PM 2.5 is a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets. PM 2.5 contains microscopic solids that are so small that they can be inhaled and cause serious health problems. If they are small enough they can get deep into your lungs or bloodstream. As a carcinogen, PM 2.5 poses a great risk to health and global warming. And a Whitney High senior, Charlotte Park, is trying to do something about PM 2.5. Park wrote a paper, that took three years to complete, entitled ‘Physical filtration efficiency analysis of polyaniline hybrid composite filter with graphite oxide for particulate matter 2.5., which was published in the prestigious Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Her paper started, “atmospheric pollu-

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Artesia HS GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS! SANTA ANA ~ Artesia, which won its fourth CIF-SS Division 5 AA girls basketball divisional championship in school history this past weekend. The Lady Pioneers, who never led in the opening quarter, trailed by no more than four points, and took the lead for good with 1:56 left in the

first half on a three-pointer from sophomore Sydney McKee. In the end, the Lady Pioneers led the entire second half and pulled out a 46-39 victory last Saturday morning at Godinez High to claim the program’s first divisional title since 2003.

CHAMPS! The Artesia High girls basketball team defeated San Jacinto Valley Academy 46-39 last Saturday to capture the CIF-SS Div. 5 AA championship. It’s the program’s fourth divisional title, but first since 2003. Freshman Samerika Young led all players with 22 rebounds and 21 points while sophomore Sydney McKee added 13 points. When the state playoff brackets were released. Artesia was bumped up to Division IV, seeded 16th and must to travel to top-seeded Lancaster High in the first round of the Southern California Regionals. Story on page 11.

alleged “corruption” in those cardrooms and the casino-style games they offer for decades, but authorities have never filed a single lawsuit based on their complaints. Bill Lockyer (1999-2007) refused, Jerry Brown (20072011) refused, and even Kamela Harris (20112017) refused. But when Becerra was appointed attorney general by then-Governor Jerry Brown in 2016, he signaled to the Tribes he was there to help them out, the casinos in-turn gave him $286,000.

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Artesia & Cerritos Sales Tax Measures Lose While Lakewood Measure Passes BY BRIAN HEWS It wasn’t a good election night for Artesia and Cerritos, as both City's tax measures went down in defeat, while several other area municipalities passed theirs tax measures. Artesia's AA and BB were losing by 59 votes and 195 votes respectively as of Wednesday. Cerritos Measure C sales tax measure, which would have brought over $11 million into the city, was soundly defeated 5,265 to 2,640. In Cerritos, incumbents Jim Edwards and Naresh Solanki won, Chuong Vo is leading Sophia Tse by 89 votes. Interesting to note here, the three, who alleged other candidates were “ballot harvesting,” came out way ahead when the vote by mail ballots were tabulated. Hawaiian Gardens tax measure passed 690-443. In Commerce, two seats were open, incumbents Oralia Rebollo and Hugo Argumedo are ahead, with Argumedo ahead of third place candidate Maravilla by 108 votes.

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Rosalind P. Walter, the First ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Passes at Age 95

BY JOESEPH BERGER NEW YORK TIMES

Rosalind P. Walter grew up in a wealthy and genteel Long Island home. Yet when the United States entered World War II, she chose to join millions of other women in the home-front crusade to arm the troops with munitions, warships and aircraft. She worked the night shift driving rivets into the metal bodies of Corsair fighter planes at a plant in Connecticut — a job that had almost always been reserved for men. A newspaper column about her inspired a morale-boosting 1942 song that turned her into the legendary Rosie the Riveter, the archetype of the hard-working women in overalls and bandanna-wrapped hair who kept the military factories humming. Written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb and popularized by the Four Vagabonds, the bandleader Kay Kyser and others, “Rosie the Riveter” captured a historical moment that helped sow the seeds of the women’s movement of the last half of the 20th century. It began: All the day long whether rain or shine she’s a part of the assembly line She’s making history, working for victory — Rosie, brrrrr, the Riveter Keeps a sharp lookout for sabotage Sitting up there on the fuselage That little frail can do, more than a male can do — Rosie, brrrrr, the Riveter. Other women went on to become models for Rosie posters and magazine covers

as well. in her education. But Rosie was just Ms. Walter’s first Ms. Walter had two sources of wealth. celebrated act. At her death on Wednesday Her father, Carleton Humphreys Palmer, at 95, she rewas presimained somedent and then thing of a pubchairman of lic presence as E.R. Squibb a major phiand Sons, the lanthropist and Brooklynone of PBS’s based drug principal benecompany that factors, her helped mass name intoned produce the with others on early doses of programming penicillin dislike “Great tributed to the Performanctroops during es,” “AmeriWorld War II. can Mas(It is now a ters,” “PBS subsidiary of N e w s H o u r, ” Bristol Myers “Nature” and Squibb.) documentaries Her second Rosalind P. Walter, the first ‘Rosie the Riveter' by Ken and Ric husband, Henry with friend Joe Aveca. Getty Images. Burns. Glendon Walter She was the largest individual supporter Jr., was president and later chairman and of WNET in New York, helping to finance chief executive of International Flavors 67 shows or series starting in 1978. and Fragrances, which provides the scents Her friend Richard Somerset-Ward said and tastes for 38,000 products, from pershe died at her home in Manhattan. fumes to snacks to laundry detergents; for Ms. Walter had been drawn to public many years it was the world’s largest comtelevision in part to compensate for lost pany of its kind. opportunities during the war, said Allison Rosalind Palmer Walter — friends Fox, WNET’s senior director for major called her Roz, not Rosie — was born on gifts. In serving her country, Ms. Walter June 24, 1924, in Brooklyn, one of four had sacrificed a chance to attend either children of Carleton and Winthrop (BushSmith or Vassar College, Ms. Fox said, and nell) Palmer. Her mother was a professor found that public television documentaries of literature at Long Island University. and other programs helped fill in the gaps The family settled in Centre Island,

a village in the town of Oyster Bay on Long Island’s North Shore. Its 400 or so well-heeled residents have since included the singer Billy Joel, the lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and the media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Her parents sent Rosalind to the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn., one of the first college preparatory boarding schools for upper-class women. By the time she graduated, Europe was at war, and after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 spurred the United States to declare war on Japan, Germany and Italy, she was recruited, at 19, as an assembly line worker at the Vought Aircraft Company in Stratford, Conn. Her story caught the attention of the syndicated newspaper columnist Igor Cassini, who wrote about her in his “Cholly Knickerbocker” column. And that, in turn, inspired the songwriters. A year after the war’s end, Ms. Walter, by then working as a nurse’s aide at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, married Henry S. Thompson, a lieutenant with the Naval Reserve and a graduate of Stanford University, at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. They had a son, also named Henry, before the couple divorced in the 1950s. Her second husband, Mr. Walter, whom she married in 1956, had a son from a previous marriage, Henry G. Walter III, who died in 2012. Ms. Walter is survived by her son, Henry S. Thompson; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. Ms. Walter was not the only Rosie the Riveter. There were at least four other women who became models for the character as the War Production Board sought to recruit more women for the military factories. Norman Rockwell drew his version of Rosie for the cover of the May 29, 1943, issue of The Saturday Evening Post — a grimy-faced, muscular woman in denim overalls, work goggles perched on her forehead and a copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf trampled underfoot. His model was a Vermont woman, Mary Doyle Keefe, who died in 2015. And J. Howard Miller drew a Rosie poster for Westinghouse war factories. He portrayed her in a red and white polka dot bandanna as she flexed a bicep under the words “We Can Do It!” The image became a feminist symbol starting in the 1980s, reprinted on T-shirts and coffee mugs. The model for that Rosie was most likely Naomi Parker Fraley, a California waitress who died in 2018. So Rosalind Walter cannot alone claim the crown of being the real Rosie the Riveter. But she was there first.

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Miller Children’s & Women’s Rehab 'Graduates' Celebrate Life STAFF REPORT Graduates of the MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Rehabilitation Program celebrated their rehabilitation success with a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the Taco Bell global headquarters in Irvine. Many of these patients survived a near-death tragedy, but their perseverance helped them survive and continue to Live Más. During the tour, patients, their families and members of their rehabilitation team celebrated their journey to recovery. These patients survived a variety of traumatic events including car accidents, brain injuries, rheumatological and other neurological disorders. Each patient worked with dedicated doctors, therapists and other rehabilitation professionals to reach major milestones in their rehabilitation. Some of them worked for years to re-learn how to talk, walk and eat again. “The patients who joined the Taco Bell tour have boldly persisted with their rehabilitation therapies and made remarkable recoveries,” says Lizzie Pluskalowski, occupational therapist, Rehabilitation Program, Miller Children’s & Women’s. “Their hospitalizations seemed like distant memories as

they built their own crunch wrap, taco, burrito and nacho creations.” On the tour, the group visited the Taco Bell test kitchen where the company’s food innovation team dreams up new menu items. While there, they were able to explore and mix a variety of ingredients to create their own dishes. “This event was a great way to celebrate our rehabilitation ‘alumni’.” says Pluskalowski. “It is incredible to see how much progress they have made.” The Rehabilitation Program at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach offers extensive rehabilitation therapy for children from birth to 21-years-of-age, including physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy. The rehabilitation care team sees children with a wide range of conditions and creates individualized treatment plans to help each child gain or regain as much function as possible. The Rehabilitation Program provides rehabilitation therapies both during a child’s stay in the hospital and through follow-up care in the Outpatient Specialty Centers and has a total of five rehabilitation gyms in various locations. Learn more at millerchildrens.org/ Rehab.

LIVE MÁS: The tour group gathers around the Taco Bell test kitchen before taste testing exclusive menu items that are not yet available.

PAST REHABILITATION PATIENTS, Maddy (left) and Emery (right), have fun creating their own unique Taco Bell menu items.


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by 1,200 votes for the second seat. In a bit of a surprise, Margarita Rios, Ana Valencia and Rick Ramirez took the top three spots in Norwalk. Norwalk’s tax Measure P passed by 1,400 votes. In South Gate, Maria Davila, Gil Hurtado, and Maria Del Pilar Avalos one of the top three seats with Avalos leading Belen Bernal by 42 votes. In Whittier, Measure W passed, Joe Vinatieri trounced Louis Reyes by over 3,600 votes for Mayor. Jessica Martinez is ahead in District 1, Cathy Warner is far ahead in District 3. In congressional races Grace Napolitano handily won her seat by 16,000 votes; Linda Sanchez won by over 34,000; Lucile Roybal-Allard by 16,000; and Alan Lowenthal won by over 16,000.

State Measure 13 was winning by just over 46,000 votes, Measure R won, and 20,000 votes separated the Yays from the Nays on Measure FD . George Gascon was closing the gap with do nothing DA Jackie Lacey. Herb Wesson beat Holly Mitchell by over 10,000 for Supervisorial District 2; Janice Hahn won the 4th District; Cathy Barger won District 5. In the 58th Assembly District Central Committee in order of finish: Barbara Contreras Rapisarda, 14.91%, 13,729; Central Basin Director Arturo Chacon, 10.87%, 10,003; Evelyn Merie Nuño, 10.47%, 9,641; Mercedes Nieves, 9.07%, 8,347; Maurina M. Cintron, 8.54%, 7,865; Tammy E. Ashton, 8.31%, 7,653; Edgar Omar Estrada Santos, 7.98%, 7,343.

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The Soulful Seniors of Cerritos celebrated Black History Month with their 3rd Annual Soulful Black History Gala on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The successful and well attended gala was held at Cerritos Senior Center at Pat Nixon Park. The program opened with the incredibly talented brother and sister duo, Amir [16] and Asha [15] Greenridge. Amir mastered a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Asha brilliantly recited a poem by Harriett Tubman. Following their performances, all in attendance joined in a rousing rendition of the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” written and composed by James Weldon Johnson. Attendee Beverly Porter exclaimed “Soulful Seniors Black History Gala” was

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Curated Garden Tours at Rancho Los Alamitos Advance Online Reservations Required Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation is pleased to announce the return of "A Curated Tour of Florence Bixby's Gardens" beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020. Guests will enjoy a fascinating, curated tour with Rancho Los Alamitos' historic garden expert, Janet Brown Becker. The Rancho's nationally recognized gardens were planned and executed in the early decades of the 20th century under the careful guidance of owner Florence Green Bixby. Mrs. Bixby engaged outstanding landscape architects of the era, including the Olmsted Brothers, William Hertrich, Florence Yoch, Paul J. Howard, and Allen Chickering. The tour is appropriate for adults and interested teens. Guests should allow 2 1/2 hours for the tour and more time if they would like to visit the Barns Area, Rancho Center, Ranch House, or Gift Shop. Visitors will be on their feet, standing and walking for the entire tour. Participants should wear comfortable shoes, preferably with closed toes. A hat and drinking water are advisable. Carpooling is encouraged and appreciated. Upon arrival, event-goers will assemble outside the Rancho Gift Shop. The tours for 2020 will occur on Saturday, March 14; Saturday, April 11; Saturday, May 9; and Saturday, June 6. Tickets are $15 per person and will be on sale four weeks before the event date. Tickets are on sale now for the tour on March 14, 2020, on the Rancho's website at this link: https:// rancholosalamitos.org/. Note that each monthly tour covers the same basic information – but the seasonal features of the gardens will vary month to month.

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LA PALMA HIRES NEW CITY MANAGER STAFF REPORT After a comprehensive nationwide recruitment, the La Palma City Council appointed Conal McNamara as their next city manager. The City Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of McNamara at its meeting on March 3, 2020. Mr. McNamara will come to the City of La Palma with over 25 years of local government experience, having recently served as the Director of Community Development for the City of Whittier since 2014. In that role, he oversaw the planning, building & safety, economic development, and housing divisions. Before serving the City of Whittier, McNamara served as the Assistant Economic and Community Development Director for the City of Azusa. Additionally, he has worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works as a land development project manager after serving as a land use planning deputy for a Los Angeles County Supervisor. McNamara began

his professional career as a city planner for the cities of Irvine, San Bernardino, and Santa Clarita. He holds undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. Mayor Peter L. Kim shared the Council’s excitement in welcoming McNamara to La Palma. "Conal has a terrific record of success in his prior employment and exceptional ratings from those he has worked alongside." "For our City, he possesses important skills that can potentially take La Palma to the next level, and the entire Council looks forward to introducing him to the community." "It is quite an honor to have been selected as La Palma’s next city manager," said McNamara. "I am eager to get to know the community and provide exceptional City services to all La Palma residents." His first day in La Palma will be April 1, 2020.

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February 20 - Assault/Battery Report 7821 Walker St. (Central Park) – A subject was reportedly hit on the head and rib cage. Keep the Peace 5100 block of Dover Dr. – Police were requested to keep the peace while the reporting party retrieved belongings from inside the residence. The RP's wife had locked him out of the residence. Police made contact and the female half would not let the male half back in the residence. Traffic Stop – 8:03 p.m. – Orangethorpe/Walker – Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by four people. A 58-year-old La Palma resident was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Medical Aid – 8:13 p.m. – 5000 block of Cadiz Cir. – A female subject reportedly passed out and was laying on the floor. OCFA was en route. The subject was conscious and breathing but had a head injury and was bleeding. The subject was transported to the hospital.

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Notable Arrests Ten suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations. Aggravated Assault A suspect was detained and arrested after having threatened a victim with a shovel during an argument on the 12600 block of Meadow Green Rd. Two suspects were assaulted on the 14900 block of Leffingwell Rd. The victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Residential Burglary A known suspect was arrested after having broken into a residence on the 14600 block of Dalmatian Ave. Other Structure Burglary A jacket and a set of keys were reported stolen during an early morning locker burglary on the 13300 block of Beach Blvd. An early morning burglary of a garage was reported on the 13300 block of Kilkenny Ct. A storage unit was broken into on the 15000 block of Alondra Blvd. Various office equipment was reported stolen during a daytime burglary on the 15600 block of Heron Ave. Vehicle Burglary Sunglasses were reported stolen during an early morning burglary on the 16100 block of Orsa Dr. Grand Theft Auto A stolen commercial truck was recovered on the 15200 block of Canary Ave. A stolen sedan was recovered on the 11500 block of Toerge Dr.


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Continued from page 1 It took only a few months after his election for Becerra to ignore three prior AG’s, and over forty years of precedent, handing the casinos the holy grail by delivering a questionable rule change that would devastate most cardrooms in California. The move had many scratching their heads, alleging pay-to-play between the AG’s office, the Bureau of Gambling Control, and the Tribal Casinos wondering “why the change and why do it now.” If enacted, the new rules will put many California cardrooms out of business, and likely bankrupt some cities, devastating whole families, while costing cities and the state thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions in revenue. The changes will also cause the loss of millions in philanthropic dollars given to many local communities and organizations the cardrooms support. Many cities will have to implement severe cuts in public safety and services, some, like Hawaiian Gardens, will likely be forced to file for bankruptcy. “If these regulations were adopted, they would kill the card room industry and devastate dozens of communities and thousands of working families,” the California Gaming Assn., a trade group for the state’s card rooms, said in a statement. “This proposal is a clear attack on the card room industry and a message that the bureau is intent on eliminating this lawful $5.6-billion industry and putting 32,000 Californians out of work.” A study by the trade group provided a testament to the economic impact that card rooms provide. In Los Angeles County alone, they generated $2.3 billion in economic impact, over $71 million in local taxes and generated nearly 14,000 jobs. Statewide the cardrooms generated 32,000 jobs and over $500 million in state and local taxes. Phil Wagner, former Bell Gardens city manager, home of the Bicycle Hotel and Casino, told HMG-LCCN before he left the city, “the City of Bell Gardens generates approximately $13 million from their partnership with the

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Continued from page 1 tion of particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5) has become a prevalent environmental concern as not only one of the major causes of premature mortality, but also as a significant contributor to global warming and climate change. Because standard heating, ventilation, and air conditioning filters are incapable of filtering out PM 2.5 particles efficiently, different methods of PM 2.5 filtration, such as physical filtration and electrostatic filtration, are under investigation to develop a filter with a high filtration efficiency.” In layman’s terms, Park and her colleagues developed a filter that achieved a 99.7% efficiency in removing particles. “In this study, we introduce a graphite oxide (GO) and polyaniline (PANi) composite hybrid filter in order to create a low-pressure (1.2 psi) drop filter. By adding GO flakes to the PANi matrix, we not only produced a highly permeable filter while allowing continuous gas flow, but also achieved a remarkable and highly effective PM 2.5 filter with a filtration efficiency of 99.7.

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Bicycle Hotel & Casino, which is 44% of the General Fund budget. Should the City lose any significant share of that revenue it would necessitate employee layoffs in addition to severe cuts to city services including the police department, which is 51% of the city’s total budget. City of Commerce City Manager Edgar Cisneros said the proposed rule changes would force the City to make 25 percent cuts across the board, severely impacting public safety and infrastructure. State’s Top Law Enforcement Officer Ignored State Law And Becerra, along with his sidekick Stephanie Shimazu, did not try to covertly change the rules. In order to change the rules, Becerra blatantly circumvented state law, using his own bureau to bypass a state commission that is in charge of reviewing and approving the cardroom changes he proposed. Becerra’s Department of Justice oversees the gambling industry using the Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC); Shimazu is the Chair of the BCG. BGC members are appointed by the Attorney General and is the investigatory and enforcement agency that looks into crimes, levying fines and revoking licenses when warranted. Then there is the Gambling Control Commission (Commission) which regulates the industry; the Commission members are appointed by, and report directly to, Governor Newsom. Even though the Commission has the exclusive authority over gambling rule changes, Becerra instructed his agency, the BGC, to violate its charter and overrule changes that are clearly under the Commission’s purview. After the initial donation story published, HMG-LCCN received several emails alleging that the $286,000 Becerra received was the “tip of the iceberg.” Now, an investigation by HMG LCCN has found hundreds of thousands in additional contributions from the Tribal Casinos, companies affiliated with the Tribal Casinos, and even outof-state Tribal Casinos that have supported Becerra for years. In addition, a Political Action Committee called Becerra for CongressLeadership for Today and Tomorrow, Park believes her interest in the Sciences began as a child when she visited the California Science Center, “I was amazed and I was really drawn into all the displays and exhibits.” “I love science and art,” added Park, “I am very motivated to pursue my passions. I want to be able to bring the two together.” Park is polite, demure, giggly and even a bit shy, but when you ask her about her latest accomplishment, she is knowledgeable, confident and has no qualms about telling exactly what she wants out of life and her education. “I have applied to several colleges, but I would prefer to study Environmental Studies at Brown University.” Park has working on her research paper for approximately three years, “I contacted various science institutes and professors in my field of study and asked if they would help with my project. I was thrilled to gain Hyukmin Kweon as a mentor who helped develop the project and take it in the right direction.” Kweon is a Research Scientist at Innosense and University of California, Los Angeles, maybe she will apply there too, she would certainly be welcomed.

also took in donations from the largest Tribal Casinos. The discovery will most certainly strengthen the case by the California Cardrooms who have alleged Becerra’s devastating rule changes and political favors are related to the Tribal Casinos donations. Documents from the Federal Election Commission and California’s CalAccess website show, in addition to the $286,000 in donations from the Tribal Casinos as reported back in June 2019, another $546,000 was funneled into Becerra campaign coffers. $100,000 from some familiar California Tribal Casinos went into the Becerra for Congress- Leadership for Today and Tomorrow PAC. Yocha Dehe, who runs Cache Creek Casino, gave $35,000; Pechanga ponied up $30,000; Agua Caliente donated $25,000; and San Manuel gave $10,000. The previous article by HMG-LCCN found that, in addition to the Leadership PAC, Pechanga gave $45,000; San Manuel gave $34,000, Agua Caliente gave $30,000, and the Yocha Dehe Wintun gave $24,000. Other Tribal Casinos who donated were the Chumash in Santa Ynez $23,000,; Morongo Casino - $18,000; Sycuan Resort in San Diego - $14,600; The Table Mountain Rancheria Casino in Fresno - $10,000; The tiny Saboba Casino in San Jacinto - $9,800; Viejas Casino in Alpine - $7,300; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, owners of the Red Hawk Casino in Placerville - $7,300; Ricon Harrah’s Casino - $6,500; Colusa Indian Community Council - $5,000; San Pablo Lytton Casino in Northern California - $2,500; and the Twenty-nine Palms Band of Mission Indians - $2,900. And money flowed in from out-ofstate where over eighteen tribes from eleven states gave nearly $90,000. The contributing nations included: the Saginaw Tribe from Eagle’s Landing Casino in Michigan - $15,000; the Puyallup Tribe of the Emerald Queen Casino in Washington - $7,000; Poarch Creek Indians of the Poarch Creek Casino in Alabama - $7,500; Salt River Indians of Arizona -$6,500; and the Shakopee Sioux in Minnesota - $7,900. What Are They Hiding? And Becerra won’t let the press in

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the door for a closer look. In Dec 2019, HMG-LCCN sent a records request to the DOJ asking for any and all emails, with attachments, sent to or from anyone at the BGC including Stephanie Shimazu, and other BGC members including Yolanda Morrow, Nathan Davalle, and Suzanne George, from Sept. 2017 to Dec. 2019, regarding keywords related to the card room rule changes. Five days later the DOJ gave a very surprising answer to the request, “Except as specifically provided in the Gambling Control Act, the records of the Bureau [the BGC] are exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act [as dictated] in the Business & Professions Code, Section 19821.” The DOJ indicated that anything involving the BGC, casinos or card rooms, such as licenses and applications, is sensitive information and is exempt from disclosure. “That’s interesting,” said one local card room owner who did not what to be identified, “nothing we give them is sacred information.” La Verne based attorney Kelly Aviles, who is expert at fighting public agencies that refuse public records requests, told HMG-LCCN, “this is appalling, no agency should be above the law. The California Public Records Act is the State’s implementation of one of the most basic principles in our democracy – that the people have the right to information about how public agencies are conducting its business. This kind of secrecy promotes corruption and undermines the public’s confidence in our institutions.” And the very Business and Professions Code that the DOJ cites runs counter to the agency’s claim of exemption. Section 19801 (g and h) of the code states, “Public trust that permissible gambling will not endanger public safety… and is free from criminal and corruptive elements….can only be maintained by strict and comprehensive regulation of all persons, locations, practices, associations, and activities related to the operation of lawful gambling establishments.” “How does withholding of public documents by the DOJ support public trust?,” snapped Aviles. Calls into the AG's met with "call the campaign manager."

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GAHR HONORED FOR WINNING STATE BAND CHAMPIONSHIP

SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR: The Cerritos City Council honored Gahr High School Marching Gladiators on winning first place in the 2019 California State Band Championships. This is the sixth consecutive annual win for the band. Band director Darren Loney accepted the honors along with members of the Gahr High School Marching Gladiators. Photo courtesy city of Cerritos.

CAPTIONCALL! - A DEMONSTRATION OF 'CAPTIONED PHONES' Long Beach –Jason Keller, Outreach Manager of CaptionCall, will demonstrate the CaptionCall and explain how you might qualify for a free phone at the Thursday, March 12 meeting of the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), 6:30 p.m., Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712. With a captioned phone, you can hear and read what the other person is saying: the phone displays big, east-to-read text that automatically scrolls during your conversation.

No reservations and admission is free. All meetings are Captioned with CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation), the hearing induction loop and Williams Sound System. For more information, call 562-4380597 or www.hlaa-lb-lakewood.org. Hearing Loss Association of America, Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter is a volunteer, support group offering education on coping skills and resources to people with hearing loss to help survive in a hearing world.

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BY TAMMYE MCDUFF

DIP The Art of Shabu held a successful grand opening Saturday, Leap Day to standing room only crowds. The Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Artesia Chamber of Commerce were proud to present owner Rishi Patel with his Chamber Membership plaque. The Grand Opening event was the culmination of months of work preparing the facility and assuring that everything was just right. The event was extremely well attended, and many enjoyed the fabulous food and excellent hospitality. Shabu-shabu is a popular style of nabemono, or Japanese hot pot, featuring paper-thin slices of tender meat and fresh vegetables cooked together in a large open pot. Unlike other types

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of hot pot, where the ingredients are cooked together before serving, shabushabu ingredients are served raw and cooked tableside during the meal, similar to fondue. This particular way of eating hot pot dining originated in Osaka during the 1950s but has since spread all across Japan and even to other countries. It gets its name from the Japanese onomatopoeia for “swish, swish,” as each piece of meat is lightly swished around in boiling broth before eating. Certificates of Recognition were presented by Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, State Senator Bob Archuleta, Assemblywoman Cristina Sanchez and County Supervisor Janice Hahn. DIP, The Art of Shabu-Shabu is located 11710 South Street in Artesia.


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dults are not typically affected by daylight saving time, but the change can turn an infant's world upside-down. Many parents worry that springing ahead just one hour will cause chaos to their little one's sleep routine. A whopping 77 percent of parents with kids ages 4 and younger are concerned with daylight saving time affecting their children's sleep patterns, according to a recent Pampers survey, and 59 percent dread the disruption to their children's sleep schedule more than they dread tax season. "Many parents experience anxiety about modifying sleep schedules for the upcoming time change," says "The Sleep Lady" Kim West, a leading child sleep expert, licensed family therapist, and author of "Good Night, Sleep Tight." "Infants 5 months and older have more established sleep patterns, so by taking a proactive approach, you can help them adjust well so you both can get quality rest without frustration." Daylight saving time officially occurs this year at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8th. To help you and your child navigate this transition seamlessly:

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The Cerritos Library presents the exhibition “My Journeys Far and Near: The Art of Karen Koblitz” from Wednesday, March 4 through Wednesday, April 29 on the first floor of the library. In this very personal exhibition, Koblitz shares ceramic and textile art pieces that highlight the many places she has studied and traveled. Her work follows the functional aspects of ceramics in her continuous use of the vessel, finding inspiration in the art, architecture and rituals of the places she has explored. Koblitz is a Los Angeles-based artist and an Associate Professor Emerita, University of Southern California. Her colorful, Art Deco-inspired ceramic piece “Non Fiction” is part of the Cerritos Library’s collection and is displayed in the Multimedia Area. Her work is also in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Renwick Gallery of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution. Her artwork has been featured in exhibitions throughout the

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United States and the world. To complement Koblitz’s exhibition, the library will offer two special activities on Thursday, April 16. A “Meet Artist Karen Koblitz” program (registration number 12062) will offer patrons an opportunity to meet Koblitz as she conducts a tour of her exhibition at 2 p.m. Koblitz will also teach a Ceramic Decal Workshop (registration number 12063) at 7 p.m. in the Skyline Room. Participants will create a unique piece of art by cutting and arranging commercial ceramic decals onto a glazed plate. The fee for the class is $5 per person and no refunds will be given. Space for both programs is limited. Registration through the City’s RACER system begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1 for Cerritos residents and at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8 for non-residents. Cerritos Library is located at 18025 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos. The library is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER The 2019 baseball season was very kind to Cerritos High, which claimed the first 605 League championship and continued its success over the past several seasons. However, the 2019 season was less than desirable for area powerhouse Gahr High, which endured a rare losing season. But this season figures to be much better for Gahr, Valley Christian High and Whitney High, the latter two seeking playoff berths. La Mirada High is primed to win another Suburban League title while John Glenn High ushers in a new coach.

Returning players in italics ARTESIA PIONEERS

1-21 overall last season, 0-10 in the 605 League, sixth place Head coach: Michael Gaoghagan (18th season, 133-303-1) Team’s record previous five seasons: 15-108 Last time made the playoffs: 2007 Key losses: Eric Lopez (JR), Adam Hollenback (JR)

Projected lineup:

P-Brandon Azzato (SR)/Patrick Garcia (SR)/Alex Perez (SR)/Romero Perez (SR)/ Alex Soriano (JR)/David Zavala (JR)/ Frankie Medina (SO)/Jaimie Saucedo (SO)/Richard Saad (FR) C-Johnny Nunez (SR) 1B-Garcia/Soriano 2B-Saucedo/Garcia 3B-Garcia/Perez, A. SS-Medina LF-Azzato CF-Darrell Miller (SR) RF-Reggie Steele (FR) Artesia High did not have any seniors on last season’s team, and it showed as the Pioneers again stumbled to another disappointing season. The program has two league wins in the past five seasons and the last time the Pioneers went to the playoffs was the last time the program had a winning record. However, longtime head coach Michael Gaoghagan, who has been to the playoffs four times with Artesia, said 2019 wasn’t as disappointing as it should have been. “We’ve trimmed the fat, improved the infield defense and enhanced the pitching,” he said as far as the improvements the team has made for this season. The backbone of the team lies in senior Brandon Azzato, the ace of the pitching staff who accounted for the lone win last season, and senior Patrick Garcia, another pitcher who can also play nearly every infield position. The Pioneers return eight players, six of them being starters, and for the most part, the rest of the starting lineup is to be determined based on who is pitching. Sophomore Frankie Medina will be the new shortstop and should help the defense, according to Gaoghagan while senior Alex Perez can fill most positions when a position player is on the mound. “We only focus on the next game and the rest will take care of itself,” Gaoghagan said. “We should be better in all three phases. It all depends on how much fight we have and how bad the players want it.”

CERRITOS DONS

21-8 overall last season, 10-0 in the 605 League, first place, lost to Riverside Poly High 3-1 in nine innings in the Division 3 first round playoffs Head coach: Brooks Walling (seventh season overall, 96-75) Team’s record previous five seasons: 87-57 Last time missed the playoffs: 2017 Key losses: Matthew Aguinaga, Bernie DeLeon, Matthew Pinal

Projected lineup:

P-Evan Vasquez (SR)/Demetrius Vizcarra (SR)

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C-Owen Gott (SO)/Jonathan O’Neill (SR) 1B-Mathew Rezendez (JR)/Jacob Delarosa (SR)/Jayden Baerg (SR) 2B-Alex Manibusan (SR)/Jared Pugrad (JR) 3B-Nick Hill (JR)/Baerg SS-Vasquez/Manibusan LF-Joseph Quibrantar (SR)/Brendan Reyes (SR) CF-Raul Garcia (SR) RF-Pugrad/Baerg/Daniel Kim (SR)/Gott The benchmark to a good baseball team is when it can win 20 games in a season. Cerritos did that last season for the first time in well over two decades and all indications are the Dons will reach that mark again in 2020. Head coach Brooks Walling says the growth of Cerritos baseball has come a long way, and this season, there are close to 60 kids in the program. “To win 20 games is definitely a goal I set for myself,” Walling said. “You win 20 games, you’re a really good team. This year will be tough. I backloaded our schedule so we play a lot of games late. Not being in a strong league has allowed me to do so. I think not having tough competition in league down the stretch hurt us in the playoffs [last year], not to take anything away from Oxford Academy or Glenn last year. They gave us a test.” According to Walling, the Dons will be more physical and if there was any motivation for this season’s team, it was the work ethic they saw from Matthew Pinal, who is now at Long Beach City College. Offensively, Cerritos is bigger and stronger and anyone in the lineup is capable of hitting home runs compared to just a couple of guys last season. Senior Evan Vasquez is the leader of the pitching staff and, as Walling says, has finally learned to swing the bat. When he’s not on the mound, he’ll play shortstop. Another senior, Raul Garcia, will patrol the outfield and is capable of hitting well over .400. Junior third baseman Nick Hill, who led Cerritos in runs batted in last season, will be slated in the middle of the lineup while sophomore Owen Gott slides into the starting catcher position. Of the top newcomers to varsity, Walling projects junior first baseman Mathew Rezendez and junior second baseman Jared Pugrad, both of whom are transfers, to make the biggest impacts. “Well, I think it’s going to be interesting,” Walling said of this season. “I really believe we can play with anyone in the country this year. I mean anyone, Orange Lutheran or Artesia. I’m hoping this group comes together, having so many seniors, and they enjoy their last years of playing together and can make a run. Offensively, we can swing it with anyone and defensively, we can pick it. On the mound, we have two really good guys leading us. As long as we stay the course and believe they can do it, we will be just fine. Dons are all in.”

GAHR GLADIATORS

13-16-1 overall last season, 8-2 in the San Gabriel Valley League, first place, lost to Palm Desert High 8-3 in the Division 1 first round playoffs Head coach: Gerardo Perez (16th season, 292-156-2) Team’s record previous five seasons: 95-59-1 Last time missed the playoffs: 1998 Key losses: Jayden Cruz, Jason Dressel, Matt Estrada, Andrew Householder, Joey Lopez, Joel Martinez, Edward Morales, Andrew Moreno, Tyrese Turner

Projected lineup:

P-Christien Banda (SO)/Rigo Gutierrez (SR)/Ethan Kang (SO)/Jael Leal (SR)/ Kevin Quiroz (SR)/Diego Salazar (SR)/ JaMore Ward (JR)/Angel Zepeda (SR)/ Noah Andrunas (FR)/Victor Morales (FR) C-Jorge Renteria (JR)/Josh Delgado (JR) 1B- Brian Munoz (JR) 2B-Matt Kurata (JR) 3B-Kyle Panganiban (FR)

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2020 BASEBALL PREVIEW Gahr, Valley Christian, Whitney look to rebound while Cerritos aims for another 605 League title

SS-Angel Cortez (FR) LF-Alahni Salcedo (FR) CF-DJ Massey (JR)/Kang RF-Steven Thompson (SO) It was an unusual season for Gahr last season as it had its worst record since 2008 when that team went 13-16. But the Gladiators won their fifth straight San Gabriel Valley League title, however had their earliest exit from the playoffs since 2009. Gahr was situated in the CIFSouthern Section’s Division 1 with some of the best high school baseball teams in the country and went 2-9-1 against nonleague Division 1 opponents. “Last year, I challenged us early with our schedule,” said longtime Gahr head coach Gerardo Perez. “Everybody knows that. We had J.J. [Cruz] hurt [and] we had Tyrese [Turner] hurt for most of the season. Those are two [NCAA] Division 1 guys who are starting as freshmen. I think it’s real difficult to replace four fouryear starters going to Gahr High School playing a Division 1 schedule.” He says this season’s team is not overly physical because “we don’t have a moustache”, referring to the youth and it will not be uncommon for Perez to use 1520 players in a game. The pitching staff is extremely solid with a lot of returners who did not get much, if any, playing time last season. But now, they are being thrown into the mix. Junior JaMore Ward is slated to be the number one pitcher in the rotation, but is sidelined with a broken right ankle and senior Jael Leal will the first one out of the bullpen, according to Perez, who believes he has the right makeup for his pitching staff. Gahr will have a senior backup at every position except catcher and sophomore Ethan Kang is the defensive replacement in the center as well as the number three starter in the rotation or the set-up pitcher with freshman Victor Morales slated to be the team’s closer. Offensively, sophomore Beau Manuel will be the designated hitter Perez says the most improved players are four senior pitchers-Rigo Gutierrez, Diego Salazar Angel Zepeda and Leal and calls them the nucleus of the team because three of them are converted players. Perez added that they all provide a lot leadership. The Gladiators will start four freshmen with freshman shortstop Angel Cortez, who Perez says is very advanced, hitting third in the lineup. “No one really feels sorry for us, ever, especially in our league,” Perez said. “We’ve faced just about everybody’s number one [pitcher] or number two, which has been a real good experience for us. One major change for Gahr will be the demotion from Division 1 to Division 2. However, the Gladiators will still have one of the most competitive non-league schedules again and when it comes time for league play, it will still be a four-team race along with Downey High, Paramount

High and Warren High. “Division 1 is a gauntlet, Division 2 is solid,” Perez said. “So, when it comes down to playoff time, we’ll see. But it should be more favorable for us in the playoffs. This year looks to have a more conservative approach. The team will go as far as its execution and mastery to make up for any lack of physicality due to youth. However, a big edge is that the college-bound guys are on the rise. Gahr can fall in the ‘under the radar’ perception of the big players in Division 1.”

JOHN GLENN EAGLES

13-11 overall last season, 6-4 in the 605 League, third place, lost to West Torrance High 4-0 in the Division 3 wild card playoffs Head coach: Gabriel Guzman (first season) Team’s record previous five seasons: 81-54 Last time missed the playoffs: 2016 Key losses: Joseph Angulo, Joseph Figueroa, Christian Leon, Javier Llamas (SO), Alexis Martinez, Julian Marrujo, Eric Rodarte, Gerardo Vargas

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P-Jacob Hernandez (JR)/Anthony Aguilar (JR)/Abraham Casillas (JR)/Joseph Chavez (FR)/Andres Martinez (FR) C-Micah McNeil (FR)/Anthony Lopez (SR) 1B-Andrew Arballo (SR)/Hernandez/ Carlos Valdez (JR) 2B-Lopez/Casillas/Martinez/McNeil 3B-Hernandez SS-Aguilar/Casillas LF-Chavez/Andrew Guerra (SO)/Casillas/ Valdez CF-Alejandro Rizo (SR)/Casillas/Guerra/ Valdez RF-Ryan Baker (SR)/Jesus Perez (SR)/ Casillas/Guerra/Valdez After taking Glenn to the playoffs for the third straight season and fifth time in the last six season, former head coach Jack Brooks is gone and at La Habra High. Enter Gabriel Guzman, who was the junior varsity coach for the past two seasons. Guzman, who has either played or coached baseball since the age of four, says taking over the program is a huge step for him. It will be a completely different team than the one that finished in third place in the 605 League last season as the Eagles return only four players. “The challenges I see this season is the competition we will be facing,” Guzman said. “I have a whole new group and I need them to start working as one team and not individual players.” Junior Jacob Hernandez is the lone returning pitcher while senior Alejandro Rizo moves from left field to center and senior Anthony Lopez goes from center to second base. While Guzman says all four returners have improved, freshman Joseph Chavez is the one newcomer to keep an eye on. He came on board just to fill a spot in the

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CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 5AA GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

Artesia holds off San Jacinto Valley Academy to win program’s first championship in 17 years BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER SANTA ANA-What started out as a sloppy CIF-Southern Section Division 5 AA championship game between Artesia High and San Jacinto Valley Academy turned into a rebounding battle by both teams. In the end, the Lady Pioneers led the entire second half and pulled out a 46-39 victory last Saturday morning at Godinez High to claim the program’s first divisional title since 2003. Artesia, which won its fourth girls basketball divisional championship in school history, improved to 26-7. The Lady Pioneers, who never led in the opening quarter, trailed by no more than four points, but took the lead for good with 1:56 left in the first half on a threepointer from sophomore Sydney McKee. However, it was the rebounding that stole the spotlight with third-seeded Artesia grabbing 67 of them, 38 coming on the offensive end. Freshman sensation Samerika Young led everyone with 22 rebounds with 17 of them coming under the Artesia basket. During the postgame press conference, Artesia head coach Shonyta Pouncey slammed his hand on the table in shock when asked if he had ever been part of a game in which there were 67 rebounds. “No sir,” he said. “It’s easy to say ‘they’re young’ all the time. They’re young, they’re young, they’re young, when you do things and see things. But it’s true that they’re young. The thing about it is some of them have really, really good basketball IQ. I think in the years to come, they’re going to have great basketball IQ.” “It was a team effort,” Young said. “Without the team, we wouldn’t have gotten to where we are. It was just the energy around that was pumping us up.” Young set the tone early as she

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scored 10 of Artesia’s 11 points in the opening quarter on five of seven shooting. She also had nine rebounds in that time. Meanwhile, all five starters for San Jacinto Valley Academy, which was making its first trip to the championship game in school history, scored at least one basket and the Wolves would grab 18 rebounds. Both teams would combine to go 11 of 41 from the field and turn the ball over 15 times. “That was tough for us,” said SJVA head coach Shanequa McCauley on defending Young. “My girls really had to get adjusted to helping on her. She’s a good basketball player; really good in the post. We really don’t have experience in guarding a post player like her. So, we had to get adjusted to guarding someone like her.” But in the second quarter, and with Young in foul trouble, it was McKee’s turn to take over as she scored nine of her team’s 12 points. Down by three points, McKee hit a field goal with 3:04 left in the half before hitting the only three-pointer her team would collect as Artesia took its first lead at 22-20. “I felt like I had to start making my shots and make smarter plays,” McKee said. “I had to work with [senior] Seira [Roberts] because she has a great basketball IQ as well.” The Lady Pioneers began the second half with six straight points and after Rayann Dudley ended her team’s scoring drought with a free throw, Artesia went on another 6-0 run to lead 35-21 with 3:42 left in the game. Top-seeded SJVA went through a stretch of 8:43 without a field goal, missing 12 shots in that time. McCauley cited fatigue was setting in and that was the reason for the scoring drought. She also said her team had problems boxing out, doubling up

CHAMPS! The Artesia High girls basketball team defeated San Jacinto Valley Academy 46-39 last Saturday to capture the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 AA championship. It’s the program’s fourth divisional title, but first since 2003. Freshman Samerika Young led all players with 22 rebounds and 21 points while sophomore Sydney McKee added 13 points.

on Young and applying pressure to McKee. “My girls needed to box out,” McCauley said. “We talked about this all week long. We’re a small team, of course. I stressed to them we needed to box people out.” “They are the best box out team that we saw all year,” Pouncey said. “When we actually saw them on film, we all, as a staff, kind of panicked. We are not the best box out team. We had a big game against Elsinore where we boxed out, and they were ranked sixth at the time in Division 4.” Even with a 14-point lead, nothing was safe as the Wolves, who had never reached the second round of the playoffs before this season, scored the last eight points of the third quarter and got to within four points 62 seconds into the fourth quarter after back to back buckets from Princess McCauley, who led her team with 17 points. But Artesia kept doing what it had been doing throughout the game, which was going to McKee and Young and rebounding. In the fourth quarter alone, the Lady Pioneers had 17 rebounds from six different players. The Wolves would also have a great rebounding game, collecting 45 of them with Kaila Anady (13) and Jheisymae Artagame (10) leading the way. A three-pointer from Artagame with 34.1 seconds remaining brought the Wolves back to within four points before free throws from Roberts and sophomore Sha’Mira Barnes ended the game. “My girls fought real hard,” Shanequa McCauley said. “This is a tough team

[and we were] just battling. Just them never being in this position before was tough on them to adjust to this type of situation.” “The kids believe in it,” Pouncey said. “They believe in it; we trap hard, we have multiple defenses. We run almost every look you could think of and then today, for one on one’s that I really like that [assistant] coach [Matt] Soriano doesn’t like…they bought in.” Young led everyone with 21 points before fouling out with 2:05 left in the game while McKee added 13 points and had three steals. Roberts also had 13 rebounds, seven points and two assists. McKee commented on how special this championship was to her as she was supposed to go to the state of Washington in the eighth grade. But after meeting with Pouncey and a couple of former Artesia players at a middle school game, she was encouraged to go to Artesia. “It’s the best experience,” McKee said of becoming a CIF divisional champion. “I wasn’t initially going to go to Artesia. I was supposed to move. But God took me to Artesia because he knew he had a plan and I have the best teammates. It’s just amazing.” Despite winning a CIF-Southern Section divisional title, the team received some less than encouraging news this past Sunday evening when the state playoff brackets were released. Artesia was bumped up to Division IV, seeded 16th and had to travel to top-seeded Lancaster High in the first round of the Southern California Regionals. Lancaster fell in the semifinals of the 3 AA playoffs.


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Continued from page 10 outfield and has excelled tremendously, Guzman says. “He has come a long way and has no sign of slowing down as he continues to keep working hard to improve his game.� As far as this season is concerned, the only thing Guzman expects is for the players to have fun and keep improving their game. He added that he is looking forward to a great 2020 season.

LA MIRADA MATADORS

26-7 overall last season, 9-0 in the Suburban League, first place, lost to Cypress High 1-0 in the Division 1 semifinals Head coach: Jimmy Zurn (sixth season, 116-40-1) Team’s record previous five seasons: 116-40-1 Key losses: Ryan Hernandez, Caleb Jung, Darius Perry

Projected lineup:

P-Jared Jones (SR)/Memo Pacheco (SR)/ Jacob Sharp (SR)/Michael DeHaro (SR)/ Matt Wilson (SR)/Tristan Lancaster (SR)/ Vincent Segovia (JR)/Christian Gutierrez (JR)/Alejandro Diaz (FR)/Jeremiah Sotelo (FR) C-Emilio Morales (SR)/Andrew Pyle (SO)/ Sharp/Matt Vargas (JR) 1B-Josh Perez (JR)/Alex Flores (SR)/ Eddie Ferraro (SR)/DeHaro 2B-Dominic Martinez (SR)/Miguel Santos (JR)/Diaz 3B-Eugene Jeon (SR)/Jonathan Uriarte (JR) SS-Jimmy Blumberg (SR)/Noah Rodriguez (SO)/Diaz OF-Jones/Sharp/Rodriguez/Tanner Salazar (SR)/Christian Gonzalez (SR)/A.J. Nimeh (JR)/Sotelo/Jonathan Shupe (SR)/ Santos The good keeps getting better and right now, the La Mirada baseball program continues to be one of the best in the Southland. The 2020 installment of the Matadors is loaded with seniors and juniors with enough experience to field at least two teams. Leading the pack is senior pitcher and outfielder Jared Jones, who head coach Jimmy Zurn says is as special a young man as they come. “He deserves every amount of success he has received thus far due to how hard he works at his craft,� Zurn said. “In terms of what I can hope to expect from him this

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year, just the continued competitive fire he brings to our team. He will be successful on the field, but he has the ability to make his teammates around him better by the energy and passion he plays with.� Junior first baseman Josh Perez a lefthanded hitter whom Zurn says is as good a defender that the program has had, is slated to be one of the new starters in the lineup. The veteran coach adds that Perez handles the ball extremely well and will be relied on heavily. Junior outfielder A.J. Nimeh, another left-handed hitter, has a lot of projectability, tremendous size and the potential to be a really good hitter for the Matadors. Zurn continues to say that the sky is the limit on how good junior left-handed pitcher Vincent Segovia can be. He has a three-pitch mix that he commands very well. Look for freshmen Alejandro Diaz and Jeremiah Sotelo to be in line for the next stars at La Mirada.

VALLEY CHRISTIAN DEFENDERS

12-10 overall last season, 4-8 in the Olympic League, fourth place Head coach: Matt Dahlenburg (second season, 12-10) Team’s record previous five seasons: 6964 Last time made the playoffs: 2017 Key losses: Ben Allen (JR), Diego Avina (SR), Ryan Bloom, Brett Evenhouse, Wyatt Keller

Projected starting lineup:

P-Andrew Diaz (SR)/Collin Abrahams (SO)/Ryan Lasiter (SR)/Brayden Garner (SR)/Cayden Plooster (SR)

C-Matthew Bean (JR)/Lassiter/Ben Carter (SO)

1B-Caden Vandesteeg (JR)/Garner/Carson Slager (SO) 2B-Austin Horio (JR)/Plooster/Garner 3B-Slager/Horio/Garner SS-Colby Barnes (SR)/Horio LF- Ryan Zamarripa (SO)/Jared McDaniel (JR)/Abrahams CF-Lasiter/Zamarripa RF-Armand Rizo (SO)/Plooster/Conner Gerdes (JR) It wasn’t the season that Matt Dahlenburg had hoped for when he took over the Valley Christian program in terms of record, performance on the field and league placement. But it was also a learning experience and now that he has a season under his belt as a head coach, he is looking for a much better campaign that

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can send the Defenders to the postseason for the first time in two seasons. “I learned that it’s a different atmosphere,â€? he said. “The kids are so smart; I’m just trying to deal with how smart the kids actually are. Also, just learning from just being the head coach to where I was an assistant at Mayfair is just a whole different game.â€? Seniors Andrew Diaz and Ryan Lasiter are the only two returning pitchers who picked up a decision last season and both went a combined 4-1 with a save. However, Dahlenburg says the most improved returning player would be senior Cayden Plooster when he’s pitching while the top newcomers will be sophomores Colin Abrahams and Ben Carter. Dahlenberg has already tabbed Abrahams as V.C.’s number two pitcher behind senior Andrew Diaz. V.C.’s pitching should be better in 2020 and Dahlenburg believes his team can make the playoffs by the time May begins. “We have a young, talented group of guys, which is really good,â€? he said. “And we have a couple of seniors that mix in and help out really well. But we’re just young and I always hope for first place, but our league is so tough. But just to make playoffs‌we should make playoffs.â€?

WHITNEY WILDCATS

7-10 overall last season, 2-8 in the 605 League, fifth place Head coach: Jason Tani (fourth season, 22-32) Team’s record previous five seasons: 25-62 Last time made the playoffs: 1988 Key loss: Michael Campos

Projected lineup:

P-Jason Shin (SR)/Jedi Hernandez (SR)/ Rudy Lopez III (SR)/Jayden Tani (SO) C-Min Kim (SR) 1B-Lopez III 2B-Aden Gomez (JR) 3B-Martin Macaraeg (SR) SS-Hernandez LF-Sergio Benavides (SR)/Jesiah Hernandez (FR)/Carl Estrella (SR)/Jibin Jiju (FR) CF-Tani

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Whitney head coach Jason Tani isn’t shy about what he expects for his team this season. He emphatically says there

are no more excuses and the success of this season will rest on the shoulders of the seniors. Last season, the Wildcats bolted out to a good start but stumbled in 605 League play. Now, with an experienced squad, Whitney has put itself in great position to claim one of the top three positions and automatically qualify for the program’s first playoff appearance in 32 seasons. “The players, especially our seniors, conducted themselves with a lot more maturity during the preseason practices,� Tani said. “They were more focused than the prior two seasons. This season will be the best opportunity for the baseball program to make a run at a CIF playoff berth due to most of the team being made up of seniors.� Tani encouraged everyone to play higher levels of travel baseball during the summer and fall and Tani’s son, Jayden, a sophomore, plus seniors Jason Shin and Jedi Hernandez and freshman Jesiah Hernandez took the coach’s advice. Jayden Tani has made the biggest leap since the end of last season and all aspects of his game have improved dramatically, from his arm strength and throwing velocity to his hitting power and bat exit velocity, speed, defensive ability and hitting for contact against a multitude of different pitches, according to Jason Tani. He will move to the second spot in the lineup, up from the number six or seven spot that he was in last season. The Wildcats will have just 11 players this season, but that’s not a concern to Jason Tani. He says they just need nine to compete and he expects everyone to be ready and adjust to the position if they need to fill a spot or be ready to play if someone gets injured or sick. “I expect to play competitive baseball against everyone in our league and make the playoffs for the first time in recent memory,� Jason Tani said. “I expect the players, especially the seniors, to seize the opportunity this season and take everything that they have learned over the past four years and apply it to making history with a winning record and a berth to the CIF playoffs. The seniors will step up and earn a berth into the playoffs or they will waste this incredible opportunity. The choice and their destiny is in their hands.�

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To advertise call 562-407-3873 NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION Holiday Inn Express Suites Project

This notice serves as the City of Hawaiian Garden’s Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Holiday Inn Express Suites Project (Project), prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the CEQA Guidelines. PROJECT NAME: Holiday Inn Express & Suites PROJECT LOCATION: The Project site is located in the southern portion of the City of Hawaiian Gardens, which is located in the southeast region of the County of Los Angeles. The approximately 1.25-acre Project site is located at the northeast corner of Norwalk Boulevard and 226th Street. The rectangular site consists of one parcel (Assessor’s Parcel Number 7076-033-910). The street address associated with the Project is 22434 Norwalk Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716. Surrounding land uses include commercial uses to the north, south and west, and residential uses to the north, south and east. Additionally, the Project site is not found on any of the lists enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code. LEAD AGENCY: City of Hawaiian Gardens PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Project involves the construction of a four-story, approximately 42,164-square-foot, 71-unit hotel with a surface parking lot on a vacant, 1.25-acre lot. The Project would have a maximum height of 53 feet. The first floor would include a lobby area, guest rooms, a meeting room, offices, a bar and lounge (restricted to guests only during their temporary stay), fitness room, multipurpose room, business center, kitchen and breakfast area, public restrooms, laundry room, an outdoor pool and patio, storage areas, a pool equipment room, and a mechanical/electrical room. The second, third, and fourth floors would primarily consist of guest rooms and ancillary storage areas. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City proposes to adopt an MND for the Project described above. The MND is based on the finding that the Project would not have a significant effect on the environment. The reasons to support such a finding are documented by an Initial Study prepared by the City. Copies of the Initial Study, MND, and supporting materials are available for review inperson at the following locations:

City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716

Hawaiian Gardens Library 11940 Carson Street Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716

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Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell the personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated 17701 Ibbetson Ave Bellflower, CA 90706 03/18/2020 at 2:30PM. Len Tarleton-Child Care Equippment, Nikki Wood-Bookcases, storage bins, books, models, Myles Hickman-Davis- household items, Carol Hickman-Household items, Worldlin Sampson-bedroom furniture, Seqouia Chavez-store pictures, clothes, shoes, seasonal stuff, Hune Julie-house items, Lugwenda Durden-Boxes and lawn more, Edwin Rivera- household items. The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only & paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid & may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder take possession of the personal property. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 02/28 and 03/06/20

CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE SUMMARY

Any comments and questions regarding the MND should be sent to Kevin Nguyen, Associate Planner, at either City of Hawaiian Gardens, Community Development Department, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716 or knguyen@hgcity.org or 562-420-2641 ext. 246. Begins: March 6, 2020

Ends: April 6, 2020

In accordance with the CEQA guidelines, any comments concerning the findings of the proposed MND must be submitted in writing and received by the City no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 6, 2020 in order to be considered prior to the City’s final determination on the Project. Should you decide to challenge this Project, you may be limited to the issues raised during this public review period. !"#$#! %&#! '()*++,)''! %-"./0!Newspaper 3/6/20 Published at Hawaiian Gardens Community -1! "23$"004$! $560! %-"07!

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A public auction bidder for"80! cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, /-;0!sale toO!the highest +(+,#,PTR! $39952:! check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a-1! state.%1-295".-%! or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or .$!Code %-"! 20S3.20;! "-! ?0! savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee 20/-2;0;! -2! @3?6.$80;! 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 5%;! "80! $39952:! -1! to a Deed of Trust described below. 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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: TERESA HALL PANG-YU CASE NO. 20STPB01231 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of TERESA HALL PANG-YU. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by PETER HALL YUNG PANG in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PETER HALL YUNG PANG be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/10/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 29 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner GREGORY M. AJALAT, ESQ. - SBN 150878 AJALAT & AJALAT, LLP 5200 LANKERSHIM BLVD. SUITE 850 NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA 91601 2/21, 2/28, 3/6/20 CNS-3342855# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS

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ORDINANCE NO. 591 - ADOPTED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Ordinance No. 591 of the City of Hawaiian Gardens conducted second reading and adopted Ordinance No. 591 at the Regular City Council Meeting held on February 25, 2020, and is summarized as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 591 ORDINANCE NO. 591 AMENDING THE HAWAIIAN GARDENS MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 18.20.30 (DEFINITIONS) TO ALLOW HOTELS TO HAVE A KITCHEN IN GUESTS’ ROOMS, ONLY WITHIN THE C-4/ CASINO OVERLAY ZONE PROPERTY. Ordinance No. 591 allows an amendment to Hawaiian Gardens Municipal Code Section 18.20.030 that read as follows: • Hotel. A building in which there are six or more guest rooms where lodging with or without meals is provided for compensation, and where no provision is made for cooking in any individual room or suite. This includes motels, auto cabins, and similar structures but does not include rooming or boarding houses, jails, hospitals, asylums, sanitariums, orphanages, prisons, detention homes, or other buildings where individuals are housed or detained under legal restraint. This definition shall not apply to structures located within the C-4/ Casino Overlay zone where hotels are allowed to have a kitchen in guests’ rooms. A copy of Ordinance No. 591 is on file with the Office of the City Clerk, and available for public review at City Hall, 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. The Ordinance was presented for first reading and introduction on February 11th, 2020. The Ordinance was presented for second reading and adoption at the Regular City Council meeting held on the 25th day of February 2020 at 6:00 PM, at the City of Hawaiian Gardens City Council Chambers, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. The vote was certified as follows: AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN:

TRIMBLE, MARAVILLA, FARFAN, ROA, ALVARADO NONE NONE NONE

/S/_____________________________ LUCIE COLOMBO, CMC, CPMC CITY CLERK To Be Published: March 6, 2020 Posted: March 4, 2020 Los Cerritos Community News Published at Hawaiian Gardens Community Newspaper 3/6/20 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 146381 Title No. 190792136 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/12/2005. 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. On 03/26/2020 at 9:00 AM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 01/20/2005, as Instrument No. 05 0141408, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Alma Tsuruta, A Married Woman, As Her Sole and Separate Property, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 - Vineyard Ballroom. 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: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 8065-008015 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 15133 Campillos Road, La Mirada, CA 90638 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be 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, if any, 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: $408,527.33 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 02/19/2020 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana Durham/Authorized Signature 27455 TIERRA ALTA WAY, STE. B, TEMECULA, CA 92590 (619) 465-8200 FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (800) 280-2832 The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC. may be attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may 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 (800) 280-2832 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site - www.Auction.com - for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case: 146381. 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. A-4719367 02/28/2020, 03/06/2020, 03/13/2020


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CITY OF CERRITOS STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO BIDDERS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF TREE IMPROVEMENTS IN RESIDENTIAL STREETS PROJECT NO. 14088, BID NO. 1398-20

MARCH 6, 2020 CITY OF CERRITOS STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO BIDDERS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF CONCRETE IMPROVEMENTS IN RESIDENTIAL STREETS PROJECT NO. 14088, BID NO. 1397-20

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Cerritos, County of Los Angeles, State of California, hereby invites sealed bids for the following project:

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Cerritos, County of Los Angeles, State of California, hereby invites sealed bids for the following project:

Project Identification:

CONSTRUCTION OF TREE IMPROVEMENTS IN RESIDENTIAL STREETS, PROJECT NO. 14088, BID NO. 1398-20

Project Identification:

CONSTRUCTION OF CONCRETE IMPROVEMENTS IN RESIDENTIAL STREETS, PROJECT NO. 14088, BID NO. 1397-20

Project Description:

The work or improvement to be performed generally consists of parkway tree removal; stump grinding; removal of all roots; and replacement of trees required for the construction of concrete improvements, that are to be completed under a separate contract.

Project Description:

The work or improvement to be performed generally consists of removal and replacement of deficient concrete curbs and gutters, sidewalk panels, driveway aprons, wheelchair access ramps, and other items identified in the bid schedule.

Bids must be received on or before:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 11:00 a.m.

Bids must be received on or before:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 11:00 a.m.

Place of bid receipt:

Office of the City Clerk, City Hall 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, First Floor Cerritos, California 90703 Bids must be marked: “CONSTRUCTION OF TREE IMPROVEMENTS IN RESIDENTIAL STREETS, PROJECT NO. 14088, BID NO. 1398-20”

Place of bid receipt:

Office of the City Clerk, City Hall 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, First Floor Cerritos, California 90703 Bids must be marked: “CONSTRUCTION OF CONCRETE IMPROVEMENTS IN RESIDENTIAL STREETS, PROJECT NO. 14088, BID NO. 1397-20”

All bids shall be made on the form furnished by the City and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time in the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, City Hall.

All bids shall be made on the form furnished by the City and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time in the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, City Hall.

Obtaining Contract Documents: A set of Contract Documents, including the plans and specifications, may be purchased at the Engineering Division of the City of Cerritos for $10.00 ($15.00 if mailing is requested). There will be no refund for return of the Contract Documents. Return of such documents is not required.

Obtaining Contract Documents: A set of Contract Documents, including the plans and specifications, may be purchased at the Engineering Division of the City of Cerritos for $10.00 ($15.00 if mailing is requested). There will be no refund for return of the Contract Documents. Return of such documents is not required.

Each bid shall be accompanied by bid security referred to in the Contract Documents and by a list of proposed subcontractors. Evidence of insurance, a performance bond, and a labor and materials bond as specified in the Contract Documents will be required prior to execution of the contract. In accordance with Public Contract Code section 22300, the bidder who is awarded the contract may substitute securities for retention moneys withheld by a public agency to ensure performance under the contract. The procedure and requirements for substituting said securities is set forth in Public Contract Code section 22300, which is incorporated by this reference as set forth herein.

Each bid shall be accompanied by bid security referred to in the Contract Documents and by a list of proposed subcontractors. Evidence of insurance, a performance bond, and a labor and materials bond as specified in the Contract Documents will be required prior to execution of the contract. In accordance with Public Contract Code section 22300, the bidder who is awarded the contract may substitute securities for retention moneys withheld by a public agency to ensure performance under the contract. The procedure and requirements for substituting said securities is set forth in Public Contract Code section 22300, which is incorporated by this reference as set forth herein.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or portions thereof, or to waive any informality or irregularity in a bid to the extent allowed by law.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or portions thereof, or to waive any informality or irregularity in a bid to the extent allowed by law.

No bid will be accepted from a contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the California Business and Professions Code. The contractor must possess a license of the following classification at the time the contract is awarded (and must maintain this license classification through completion of the project): “A” or “C-27.” The bidder's attention is also directed to Section 7028.15 of the Business and Professions Code for further reference.

No bid will be accepted from a contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the California Business and Professions Code. The contractor must possess a license of the following classification at the time the contract is awarded (and must maintain this license classification through completion of the project): “A” or “C-8.” The bidder's attention is also directed to Section 7028.15 of the Business and Professions Code for further reference.

Only a contractor or subcontractor who currently is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to bid on public works contracts in California, pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5, shall be permitted to submit or be listed on a bid. No bid shall be accepted, nor any contract or subcontract entered into, without proof of the contractor or subcontractor’s current registration to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5.

Only a contractor or subcontractor who currently is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to bid on public works contracts in California, pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5, shall be permitted to submit or be listed on a bid. No bid shall be accepted, nor any contract or subcontract entered into, without proof of the contractor or subcontractor’s current registration to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the California Labor Code, the DIR has determined the general prevailing rate of wages and employer payments for health and welfare, vacations, pensions and similar purposes applicable to the work to be done. These rates shall be the minimum rates for this project. Copies of the prevailing wage rates are on file at City Hall, located at 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California, 90703, and shall be available to any interested party upon request. In addition, rates may be obtained by visiting www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/pwd/, calling the DIR, Division of Labor Statistics and Research’s Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4774, faxing the Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4771, or writing to: DIR, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, Prevailing Wage Unit, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA, 94142. The contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and the subcontractors under him, must not pay less than these rates for this area to all workers employed in the execution of the contract.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the California Labor Code, the DIR has determined the general prevailing rate of wages and employer payments for health and welfare, vacations, pensions and similar purposes applicable to the work to be done. These rates shall be the minimum rates for this project. Copies of the prevailing wage rates are on file at City Hall, located at 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California, 90703, and shall be available to any interested party upon request. In addition, rates may be obtained by visiting www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/pwd/, calling the DIR, Division of Labor Statistics and Research’s Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4774, faxing the Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4771, or writing to: DIR, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, Prevailing Wage Unit, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA, 94142. The contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and the subcontractors under him, must not pay less than these rates for this area to all workers employed in the execution of the contract.

The bidder’s attention is further directed to Section 9204 of the Public Contract Code regarding the claims resolution process for all public works projects. Any dispute or claim against the City under a public works project shall be processed in accordance with Section 9204 of the Public Contract Code and any other applicable law.

The bidder’s attention is further directed to Section 9204 of the Public Contract Code regarding the claims resolution process for all public works projects. Any dispute or claim against the City under a public works project shall be processed in accordance with Section 9204 of the Public Contract Code and any other applicable law.

By order of the City of Cerritos.

By order of the City of Cerritos.

Dated/posted/published: March 6, 2020

Dated/posted/published: March 6, 2020

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/6/20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 2350-EY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The names, Social Security or Federal Tax Numbers, and addresses of the Seller/Licensee are: CARIBBEAN SEA PETROLEUM INC, 5304 PARAMOUNT BLVD, LAKEWOOD, CA 90712 The business is known as: CARIBBEAN SEA PETROLEUM INC AKA ARCO AMPM SITE #42549 The names, Social Security or Federal Tax Numbers, and addresses of the Buyer/Transferee are: PARAMOUNT FUEL, INC, 62 BOMBAY, IRVINE, CA 92620 As listed by the Seller/Licensee, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller/Licensee within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer/Transferee are: The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, GOODWILL, TRADE NAME, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, FRANCHISE AGREEMENT AND ABC OFFSALE BEER AND WINE LICENSE #20-564191 and are located at: 5304 PARAMOUNT BLVD, LAKEWOOD, CA 90712 The kind of license. to be transferred is: ABC OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE LICENSE #20-564191 now issued for the premises located at: SAME The bulk sale and transfer of the alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: SAPPHIRE ESCROW, 17100 PIONEER BLVD., SUITE 110, ARTESIA, CA 90701 and the anticipated date of the bulk sale is MARCH 24, 2020 The amount of the purchase price or consideration in connection with the transfer of the license and business, including the estimated inventory $ZERO, is the sum of $2,200,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH $770,000.00; DEMAND NOTE $1,430,000.00; TOTAL $2,200,000.00 It has been agreed between the Seller/Licensee and the intended Buyer/Transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for the transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Date: NOVEMBER 21, 2019 CARIBBEAN SEA PETROLEUM INC, Seller/Licensee PARAMOUNT FUEL, INC, Buyer/Transferee LA2480991 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 3/6/2020

Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 10753 E Artesia Blvd, Cerritos, Ca. 562-299-8749 , March 18, 2020 at 03:30 pm Tenayah Volden household items, Teevale Uini household items, Teresa Knight furniture and boxes, Mohogany Vasquez household items, Syrea Hicks household items, George Bagley clothes, Kevin Emanuel household items , Gabrielle Hernandez clothing and stationary, Paulino Balaguer furniture, bed, bedframe and tables, Damion Smith, household goods, Smith Damion household goods, Donald Brown household goods, Brown Donald household goods, Tanya Jones household items, James Williams house items, Manolita Adea household items, Ardana Bonds household items, Earle Wright household items, Ciara Jasiewicz household items, Harold Lacambio household items, Jhosinar Rivera household items, Danielle Henderson household items, bike, Nichole Weston tv, furniture and totes, Nichole Weston household items The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 02/28 and 03/06/20

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/6/20 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. CA-19-862356-RY Order No.: 190929075-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/4/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GAETANO J. CORVINO AND, MARTHA ELIZABETH CORVINO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/7/2007 as Instrument No. 20072685617 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 4/23/2020 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $414,898.90 The purported property address is: 14825 ESCALONA RD, LA MIRADA, CA 90638 Assessor's Parcel No.: 8087-024-004 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-862356-RY. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser's sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary's Agent, or the Beneficiary's Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-862356-RY IDSPub #0160952 3/6/2020 3/13/2020 3/20/2020

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CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE SUMMARY ORDINANCE NO. 589 - ADOPTED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Ordinance No. 589 of the City of Hawaiian Gardens conducted second reading and adopted Ordinance No. 589 at the Regular City Council Meeting held on February 25, 2020, and is summarized as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 589 ORDINANCE NO. 589 AMENDING HAWAIIAN GARDENS MUNCIPAL CODE SECTION 18.80.010 (CC-CARD CLUB OVERLAY ZONE) TO COMPLY WITH CHANGES IN STATE LAW REGARDING WORK PERMIT AND MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR CARD CLUBS. Among other things, Ordinance No. 589: • The California Gambling Control Act (Bus. & Prof. Code § 19800 et seq., hereinafter the “Act”) establishes, among other things, work permit and minimum age requirements applicable to card clubs in the State of California (e.g., the Gardens Casino). On or about October 2, 2019, the Governor signed into law Assembly Bill 649 (“AB 649”), which amends the Act (specifically, Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 19859, 19911, 19912, 19914, 19921, and 19941) regarding these matters. AB 649 becomes effective on January 1, 2020. • The Hawaiian Gardens Card Club Ordinance (HG Muni. Code, ch. 5.92) and Card Club Overlay Zone (HG Muni. Code, § 18.80.010) regulate card clubs in the City’s jurisdiction. The Card Club Ordinance includes the City’s operational standards and requirements for card clubs. In a separate ordinance, the City Council amended the Card Club Ordinance to comply with AB 649. • The Card Club Overlay is part of the City’s Zoning Code and regulates the land use of card clubs and includes development standards and approval procedures. The Card Club Overlay also includes references to the minimum age requirements set by the Card Club Ordinance. Consistent with AB 649, the proposed ordinance would amend subsections C.6, C.12, and D.3.b to generally reference the new requirements in the Card Club Ordinance. A copy of Ordinance No. 589 is on file with the Office of the City Clerk, and available for public review at City Hall, 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. The Ordinance was presented for first reading and introduction on February 11, 2020. The Ordinance was presented for second reading and adoption at the Regular City Council meeting held on the 25th day of February 2020 at 6:00 PM, at the City of Hawaiian Gardens City Council Chambers, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. The vote was certified as follows: AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN:

TRIMBLE, MARAVILLA, FARFAN, ROA, ALVARADO NONE NONE NONE

/S/_____________________________ LUCIE COLOMBO, CMC, CPMC CITY CLERK To Be Published: March 6, 2020 Posted: March 4, 2020 Los Cerritos Community News Published at Hawaiian Gardens Community Newspaper 3/6/20 CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE SUMMARY ORDINANCE NO. 590 - ADOPTED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Ordinance No. 590 of the City of Hawaiian Gardens conducted second reading and adopted Ordinance No. 590 at the Regular City Council Meeting held on February 25, 2020, and is summarized as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 590 ORDINANCE NO. 590 REZONING A PARCEL FROM R-3 (INTERMEDIATE DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) TO C-4 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL)/ CASINO OVERLAY, FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NINE-UNIT PRIVATE HOTEL LOCATED AT 21623 JUAN AVENUE, CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CALIFORNIA. A copy of Ordinance No. 590 is on file with the Office of the City Clerk, and available for public review at City Hall, 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. The Ordinance was presented for first reading and introduction on February 11th, 2020. The Ordinance was presented for second reading and adoption at the Regular City Council meeting held on the 25th day of February 2020 at 6:00 PM, at the City of Hawaiian Gardens City Council Chambers, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716.

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: TERESA HALL PANG-YU CASE NO. 20STPB01231 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of TERESA HALL PANG-YU. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by PETER HALL YUNG PANG in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PETER HALL YUNG PANG be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/10/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 29 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner GREGORY M. AJALAT, ESQ. - SBN 150878 AJALAT & AJALAT, LLP 5200 LANKERSHIM BLVD. SUITE 850 NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA 91601 2/21, 2/28, 3/6/20 CNS-3342855# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (U.C.C. 6101 et seq. and B & P 24074 et seq.) Escrow No. T-016699-CK Notice is hereby given that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The names, Social Security or Federal Tax Numbers and address of the Seller/Licensee are: SYL INC, 6905-6915 E. CARSON ST., LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 The business is known as: EDDIES JR MARKET & LIQUOR The names and addresses of the Buyer/Transferee are: A5 LIQUOR INC, 2161 PICKWICK DR., CAMARILLO, CA 93010 As listed by the Seller/Licensee, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller/Licensee within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer/Transferee are: NONE The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURES, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADE NAME, LEASEHOLD INTEREST & IMPROVEMENTS, GOODWILL, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, INVENTORY AND OFF SALE GENERAL LICENSE and are located at: 6905-6915 E. CARSON ST., LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 The kind of license to be transferred is: OFF SALE GENERAL 21-419481, now issued for the premises located at: 6905-6915 E. CARSON ST., LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 The anticipated date of the sale/transfer is MARCH 17, 2020 at the office of: TOWER ESCROW INC., 23044 CRENSHAW BLVD, TORRANCE, CA 90505 It has been agreed between the Seller/Licensee and the intended Buyer/Transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for the transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. DATED: NOVEMBER 12, 2019 Transferor: SYL INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, Transferee: A5 LIQUOR INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION LA2476430 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 2/28/2020 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DONALD J. O'SHEA CASE NO. 20STPB01776 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of DONALD J. O'SHEA. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DAWN VARGAS in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DAWN VARGAS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/26/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 67 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner KAREN A. STEVENSON SBN 143385 13122 STERN AVENUE LA MIRADA CA 90638 3/6, 3/13, 3/20/20 CNS-3347358# LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER

The vote was certified as follows: AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN:

TRIMBLE, MARAVILLA, FARFAN, ROA, ALVARADO NONE NONE NONE

/S/_____________________________ LUCIE COLOMBO, CMC, CPMC CITY CLERK To Be Published: March 6, 2020 Posted: March 4, 2020 Los Cerritos Community News Published at Hawaiian Gardens Community Newspaper 3/6/20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 20-43215-JS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the Seller(s)/licensee(s) are: HANLA CORPORATION, 12573 CARSON ST. HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 Doing Business as: GAON-TANG 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: The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s)/applicant(s) is/are: GO ENTERPRISE CORP, 12573 CARSON ST. HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 The assets being sold are generally described as: ALL STOCK IN TRADE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, GOODWILL, TRADENAME, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, AND COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, AND ABC LICENSE and is/are located at: 12573 CARSON ST. HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 The type of license to be transferred is/are: 41-611810 ON SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE now issued for the premises located at: The bulk sale and transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: TEAM ESCROW, 6025 BEACH BLVD, BUENA PARK, CA 90621 and the anticipated sale date is MAY 5, 2020 The purchase price of consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $153,000.00, including inventory estimated at $3,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH $153,000.00; ALLOCATION TOTAL $153,000.00 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. Dated: HANLA CORPORATION, Seller(s)/Licensee(s) GO ENTERPRISE CORP, Buyer(s)/Applicant(s) LA2481920 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 3/6/2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ELIZABETH A. BROWNFIELD AKA JOAN E. BROWNFIELD CASE NO. 20STPB01741 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ELIZABETH A. BROWNFIELD AKA JOAN E. BROWNFIELD. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by NICHOLAS BROWNFIELD in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that NICHOLAS BROWNFIELD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/25/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 29 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner CAROLYN J. MARTIN, CFLS - SBN 120063 CAROLYN J. MARTIN, APLC ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER, SUITE 800 LONG BEACH CA 90831 3/6, 3/13, 3/20/20 CNS-3348934# LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER

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