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Norwalk’s Keystone Lane Sponsors Blind Championship Bowlerslow! By Shelley Henderson

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ast week, Dave Olsen bowled a 284 and his teammate Jason Eien bowled a 229. This week, along with Roy Ramsey (254) and Brandon Wright (238) they are headed to a national championship competition in Cincinnati, Ohio, representing their bowling league against 150 competing teams. All of the bowlers in their league, sponsored by Keystone Lanes in Norwalk, are legally blind. Think you’ve got the stuff to bowl against them? The blind bowlers keep an open challenge and love to compete. They’ve beaten all three challengers to step forward so far. The only concession: you have to be willing to wear a single eye patch. The league is run by Rob Hartley, manager of special events for Keystone Lanes. Owner Charlie Kinstler and General Manager Dave Piazza enthusiastically support the league. Adrienne Barber provides able assistance

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Jason Eien, legally blind, leans forward in anticipation of his ball hitting the pins. He got a strike on the throw. Photo by Shelley Henderson Four years ago, Hartley decided to run a one-shot fundraiser for local efforts to support the blind. He invited blind bowlers, who had so much fun that they asked to return the next week. They’ve been coming weekly ever since. Although each is legally blind,

not all the members of the league have lost all sight in both eyes. Dave Olsen is blind in one eye with correctable vision in the other. Robert Lopez has partial

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Artesia Business Association Holds Initial Meeting May 28 scheduled for organizational meeting. By Jerry Bernstein

Members of the Artesia business community listen to a progress report from City Manager Maria Dadian on the renovation of the downtown area on Pioneer Boulevard from 186th Street south to the city’s boundary.

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Artesia city officials and members of the business community met May 13 at The Quest Learning Center on Artesia Boulevard to discuss the formation of a citywide Business Association. The 7:30 a.m. meeting was initiated by Mayor pro tem Tony Lima who told those present that five years ago Artesia had a strong active Business Association, but for whatever reason it disappeared. “ At that time we were aware of each other and through the open houses and mixers held we were able to network and kept abreast of what was happening in the business community and in the city. He said about two and onehalf years ago, a group of concerned citizens got together to

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lans for construction of a parking structure in downtown Artesia and a new Public Works Yard moved forward May 11 with the City Council giving its final approval to both projects. The multi-story parking structure to be located at 18510 Corby Ave, off 186th Street and will provide approximately 200 parking stalls. The Planning Commission held a public hearing Mar. 24 for the acquisition of the property and recommended approval. On April 13, the council also held a public hearing and gave its approval for the purchase of the property. The site currently has three buildings on it, including two single-story structures and a single-story storage shed. The Pentecostal Church of God occupies the western portion of the largest building. The eastern portion of the building is two-stories and is occupied by

tenants. City Manager Maria Dadian said the intent of the project is to allow for downtown shoppers to park within a public parking facility and prevent spill over onto nearby residential streets. The structure will be built in harmony with the adjacent residential and commercial structures. The Council also approved an agreement with Edge Construction Management Consultant Services for the construction and design of a new Public Works Yard to be located on city-owned land at the end of Corby Avenue adjacent to the 91 Freeway. Dadian said there were two issues that needed to be resolved including compensation and a time-line that will involve weekly reports. “We have asked they make a weekly report to us so we will know what the ongoing costs are and where they are with the project. The company is re-

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Hawaiian Gardens Moves Forward With Commercial Rehabilitation Programs By Jerry Bernstein The Hawaiian Gardens Redevelopment Agency/Council awarded a contract to DLE Construction of Covina in the amount of $534,833 for Phase II of the Norwalk Boulevard Façade Renovation project. The renovation will be on the streets east side between Tisbury Street and 216 Street. Improvement includes demolition, painting, roofing, stucco, sheet metal, veneer stone, signage, asphalt replacement and electrical work. In his report to the Council Community Development Director Joseph Colombo said the property owners had agreed to pay 20 percent of the construction cost for the rehabilitation of their property. Construction is expected to start by July 5 with all work completed by Jan 8, 2010. The Council approved a request for $97,381.12 in com-

mercial rehabilitation assistance for the rehabilitation of Western Liquor located at 22300 Norwalk Blvd.. Colombo said four bids were received by the owner, Ji Hee Kim, with a low bid of $84,500 submitted by W. E. Construction Inc. of Santa Fe Springs. Kim also received three bids for the installation of signs with a low bid of $9,476.08 by Sign Methods Inc. of Signal Hill. Colombo said the property is located in a C-4 zone and consists of one occupied commercial building that is used as a neighborhood market. He said the building and lot are in poor condition and will require extensive repairs including a new façade, lighting, stucco, parking lot, trash enclosures, landscaping and signage. The owner will be responsible for 20 percent of the total cost

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Eric Wilson who received $1,000 and plans to attend Harding University in Arkansas; Sapir Ohayon received $500 and plans to attend UC Santa Barbara; Rachel Porter received $300 and will attend Cal-Poly Pomona on a basketball scholarship; and Christina Reed received a $200 scholarship. Service Award winners who dedicated

Gahr High School PTSA scholarship winners Rachel Porter, Sapir Ohayon and Eric Wilson with ABC School Board Member David Montgomery. Photo by Kefu Wei winners for scholarships and service to the school. ABC School Board Member David Montgomery said it was a pleasure to be at Gahr to honor so many deserving students. “It’s always a fun time at the end of the school year to recognize students who have excelled.” He attributed their success to a “top notch” faculty and administration, combined with caring parents and motivated students. He also encouraged the Reflection Award winners for artistic achievement to continue to improve their talent. “Keep it up,” he said. Victor Manalo, Artesia city councilmember and the city’s liaison to Gahr High, congratulated all of the winners on behalf of the city. PTSA President Monica Manalo was pleased with the organization’s achievements and growth, and she promised even more success in the years to come. Scholarship Award winners included:

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The End of Tolerance .... Continues Mr. Stabile must be a Democrat in good standing with his party to be so shocked at the claims I made which are echoed by many former Democrats, like former Congressman Jim Rogan or Homeless Advocate Ted Hayes, who found themselves first marginalized before being told to essentially leave or else. As far as LBJ he was dead before I was conceived, I left the Democrat party in 2003 after the California Recall. In high school & college, I used to be a defender of the Democrat Party and a registered Democrat. Then I opened my eyes and saw the pain the leadership of that party was causing due to their ideology. I saw the pain to small businesses as the controller for a small

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March 23rd, and passed the House again He has been criticized by leaders in his on March 31st. Why was it so imporown party for not being more aggressive tant for the Leadership of the Democrat in “taking out” elected Republicans in his Party to pass this bill this quickly when district. He was also criticized by the self the economic crisis was the number one described “most influential Democrat in issue to resolve? This new law passed by a Democrat controlled Cerritos” for meeting Congress, yes with with our current Mayor. some minor RepubliFurthermore, LowenSomething on your mind? thal was castigated for Email to editor@cerritosnews. can help, and signed into law by President writing legislation that net. Letters and opinions do Obama violates the went beyond Proposinot represent the viewpoint of 1st Amendment of the tion 11, which would the Editor, the Editor reserves U.S. Constitution, was take the redistricting the right to edit for length and rushed through both power out of the hands houses of Congress, grammar. of the Leadership of the had nothing to do with State Legislature and the current economic thus his party for Concrisis and everything to do with remaking gressional seats as well. There are 3 Democrats in the State As- our nation into a more secular nation by sembly who opposed Proposition 1A for prohibiting the free exercise of religion there being anything that could be con- while stomping on the free speech rights strued as a spending cap no matter how of students whose parents cannot afford weak. They lost committee chairman- to send their kids to college without such ships over that. Meanwhile Arlen Specter aid. This is what the leadership of the switched parties believing the promises of him keeping his seniority then he was Democrat Party has become, and unless or stabbed in the back by Harry Reid and the until that leadership is changed or you see Senate Democrats who reneged on their mass defections of Democrats to become promises to him, after he made some fa- Republicans, it will get worse, with more vorable comments concerning a Republi- pain for this nation to suffer through, both economically and with regards to us loscan friend. As far as vitriol, at the end of my piece ing our freedoms. And if switching to DeI listed several initiatives coming out of clined to State was the answer, AssemblyWashington, DC that should alarm any- man Tony Mendoza himself said that the one who cherishes first amendment rights. Decline to States don't matter, and studies One I did not but probably should have, is have shown him correct, that declined to HR 1388 by Democrat Rep Carolyn Mc- states tend to vote for the same party that Carthy that was passed by both Houses they recently left or not vote. Is the Republican Party perfect? of Congress with no Democrat voting against it (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ No, it isn't and some of its leaders, like query/C?c111:./temp/~c111WJDk2R). the Schwartz, have done the party a disBuried in the bill, in Section 1310, it pro- service. However, it is the most effective hibits students who receive financial aid voice of true opposition there is at this from the Federal Government from par- present time. And whether intentional or ticipating in "(1)influencing legislation; not, the policies in the Republican Party (2)organizing or engaging in protests, Platform, have and can still lead to a betpetitions, boycotts, or strikes;… (5) En- ter America. 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COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • MAY 15, 2009 5 faceless millionaire bureaucrats who tax outright lied for several years in a row US voters to death and then claim they as they pretended to balance the state have no alternative but to “make ends budget, when all they were doing was meet” by raising multi-Billions of Dollars digging us deeper and deeper into a cash in NEW taxes. coffin. As such, I intend to make a statement It’s hard to trust the Governor who by voting NO to MORE tax increases and promised to cut up the State's credit card, borrowing in the next Tuesday’s Special after he helped oust our last Governor in election (Props 1A-1F), and to do my part a recall, but has instead actually increased to help organize this grassroots movement our borrowing. to help defeat these measures. Are you not insulted that the only In a previous column, I mentioned that solution presented to us by our Governor I would probably be voting FOR Proposiand State Legislature who created this tion 1F. dilemma is to raise taxes and borrow even But I have changed my mind, and will more money? now be voting NO on Prop. 1F. We have tons of waste in our CaliforInstead of giving “no pay checks” to nia State Budget. The scare campaigns those in Sacramento who cannot balare outrageous in this campaign, and ance our affairs, I much prefer just voting the People will have the final say so on them out of office instead of giving them Tuesday. another “loophole” to sliver through. In the meantime, see you in Norwalk It’s a shame that the once great State on Saturday! Let Freedom Ring! of California has a budget deficit greater than most all the rest of the States combined. It’s a travesty that our California State Legislature actually started accruing this deficit several years back when the 1-800-901-7211 economy was still booming. www.loscerritosnews.net It’s offensive that our Governor and Email editor@cerritosnews.net the Legislature manipulated figures and

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The Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on South Street in celebration of the merger of the Medicine Shoppe and Lite for Life in the City of Artesia. Participating in the ceremony were (l-r) Jim Richardson, Larry Caballero, Lite for Life Founder Maureen Sullivan and her husband Chris and son Ed, Alan Wood, Elsa Hutchinson, Teresa Estabrook, Mary Ann Wood, Gary Chomiak, Medicine Shoppe owner Stan Winters, Artesia Councilmember John Martin, Geoff Bolt, Chris Holderson, Nancy Narikawa, Miss Cerritos Princess Irantzu Pujadas, Adonliz Woodhouse, Karen Baker, Miss Cerritos Nicole Zambolla, and Steve Chen. setup from bassist Boris Koslov to Craig Handy to Frank Lacy . The brilliant thing about the music is that nothing is predictable and the notes just rush by like rafts in a briskly moving stream, sometimes heading for a waterfall and a torrent of sound played from different angles but forming a deep pool of Jazz in the conclusion. They played “Gun Slinging Bird” with Saxes appropriately dominating, beginning with young Seamus Blake and giving time to Vincent Herring, Abraham Burton and Craig Handy. “Fables of Faubus” was typical of Mingus’ outspoken civil rights expressions with vocal and fiery trombone solo by the amazing Ku-Umba Frank Lacy. There was a relatively mellow period with ballads “Diane,” and “Alice in Wonderland” spiced by great trumpet work from Alex Sipiagan and the muted and swinging “Open Letter to Duke” that allowed the fantastic David Kikoski room to pay his own Ellington homage with the piano. There was a premier of a moody “Put Me In the Dungeon” along with one

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Norwalk Stymied By La Mirada's Lopez Suburban league championship dashed. By Loren Kopff LA MIRADA-It started out to be the classic Suburban League match-up that many had expected but when the middle of the seventh inning arrived, the Norwalk softball team saw any chances of winning the Suburban League by themselves evaporate. The eight-time, which will now be nine-time, defending league champion La Mirada Matadores scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and blanked the Lancers 7-0 this past Tuesday. Through the first three innings, senior pitcher Stephanie Jimenez had struck out seven and got the other two outs on a pop-up and fly-out. Things were looking good to give Norwalk head coach Paulette Gasporra one of the best birthday presents she has ever had. But La Mirada, the seventh ranked team in the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division II poll, adjusted and came out with a bang as Dana Garcia blooped a single to left field, Lauren Moreno sacrificed her over, then moved to second on an error and Rebecca Walker singled to put the hosts up 2-0. Rhea Cuglietta then doubled in Walker and the Matadores knew

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they would not be stopped. In all, Jimenez faced 11 batters in the inning and gave up six hits. "I think they just started to put the ball in position," Gasporra said. "We just tell them what we always tell them," said La Mirada head coach Rich Trujillo. "Just keep swinging at anything close and try to lay off the bad pitches. Hitting is contagious. It's a cliche but that's what happened and we're pretty good hitters. I consider fortunate that we were able to have a big inning against [Stephanie] because she is a pretty good. "We knew she was going to strike a few girls out," Trujillo continued. "We also knew Kim [Lopez] was going to keep the ball around the plate. We just had to score some runs." As stellar as Jimenez was in the early part of the game, so was La Mirada's Lopez. She was pitching a no-hitter until the top of the seventh and other than hitting junior center fielder Alex Lopez to lead off the third, had induced the Norwalk hitters to hit into 12 straight groundouts to begin the game. Of the 21 outs recorded, 16 came via the groundout. Norwalk hitters connected on the first pitch from Lopez five times, the second pitch five times and the third pitch five times. "They were eager to come out swinging and obviously they were eager to score runs," Gasporra said. "You kind of have to tell them to slow the game down a little bit to their speed. La Mirada pretty much would work Stephanie a little bit more than we worked their pitcher. We tried to adjust that." The only hits the Lancers got off of Lopez were back to back singles from sophomore shortstop Anai Zarate and senior first baseman Michelle Contreras. Meanwhile, the Matadores last two runs of the game were home runs from Walker and Taylor Johnson in the fifth and sixth innings respectively. Although he took over the La Mirada program in 1998, the win over Norwalk was Trujillo's 100th during this nineyear dominance his teams have had over the rest of the league. "I consider Norwalk always tough and I have the upmost respect for Paulette and I have the upmost respect for the Norwalk girls because they always play tough," Trujillo said. "It's never for granted. We're not going to Norwalk [on May 14] thinking 7-0. That's just out of respect." As has been the case with the past few seasons, Norwalk, the eighth ranked team in the division, had it's bye week to prepare for the home and home series with La Mirada. While Trujillo had seen Norwalk a few times throughout the season, Gasporra didn't spend last week scouting the Matadores. Now, the best the Lancers (18-8 overall, 9-2 in the league) can do is force a three-

way tie, along with Mayfair, for first place should they win at home on May 14. Then a series of tiebreakers would determine first, second and third place for playoff placements, i.e. first round home games. "Any way we can get a league title, we want a league title," Gasporra said. "Whether it's a split, whether it's shared... and it comes down to how the league is going to decide what they do with a threeway or a two-way tie. You always want the league title outright but I think battling this year like we did last year, the program has improved. "Irregardless of what you know about any player or any team, you still have to get the job done," Gasporra added. "You can have all the stats you want on somebody but you still have to be able to execute."

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John Glenn Strikes Early Cruises past Cerritos to secure seventh straight victory. By Loren Kopff As John Glenn's baseball team was hosting Cerritos last Friday with one week remaining in the regular season, it was easy to see which team was planning for the playoffs and which team was planning on next season. The Eagles knew going in that their playoff aspirations were pretty much alive as they could no worse than a .500 regular season mark, a prerequisite to apply for an at-large bid. The Dons, on the other hand, were mired in an eight-game losing streak in the Suburban League and had lost 13 of their last 15 overall. Glenn would further enhance its playoff resume with an 11-4 victory, scoring seven times in the first two innings combined. The Eagles, who visited Mayfair this past Tuesday, improved to 13-9 overall and 6-4 in the circuit. "Defensively, we're where we want to be," said John Glenn head coach David Cruz. "I think the changes started when we put [freshman John Lemos] at shortstop and it cleaned up a lot of our defense. They've gelled and this is a good time for us to be playing good defense. I like where we're at." Glenn junior pitcher Juan Vera helped his own cause when he singled on the second pitch he saw in the bottom of the first. Eventually, he would score on the first of two errors in the inning and five for the game. Glenn would score four times in the frame, three of which were unearned, Put excitement in your life, travel with.....

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off of junior Rajean Daily, who by far has been the ace of a struggling Cerritos pitching staff. Daily has three of the five victories the Dons have managed this season and has gone the distance five times. Just one week before the Glenn game, Daily scattered five hits in a 3-2 complete game loss to league-leading La Mirada. "Rajean has done a fantastic job this year," Stecher said. "You can't say enough about the job he has done on the mound. If we play behind him and show some heart consistently, he could easily have double figures in wins. He's that good and he has a lot to look forward to." But the defense behind Daily was making it easier for the home team to tack on more runs in the second. Sophomore left fielder Juan Rojas singled and Cerritos thought it would escape further damage after Daily got Vera to hit into a double play. But a walk to senior right fielder Jose Reyes and back to back run scoring hits from senior third baseman Efrain Ramirez and senior second baseman Josh Carr, along with another error, quickly made the score 7-1. That was more than enough for Vera, who was tossing a no-hitter through the first four innings despite yielding an unearned tally in the top of the second. Daily would break up the no-hit party with an infield knock in the top of the fifth. With his pitch count only at 59 through six innings, Vera ran into a speed bump in the seventh when senior third baseman Andy Min singled and scored on a base hit from junior shortstop Matt Kamiyama, the first of three straight singles. Vera finished with 80 pitches and struck out four. Meanwhile, the Eagles, sans senior catcher Enrique Medina, one of the top hitters from last season but a better defensive player, added to their total in the bottom of the sixth with four more runs off of four hits including a two-run single from Vera. Glenn pounded out 10 hits, just the third time the team has had at least 10 hits off of Suburban League pitching. "Having Enrique in there anytime... you think he can hit it over the fence," Cruz said. "He was doing that when he was playing but without him we realized we have to play small ball and we have to gather hits together. But defensively is where we miss him. [Opponents] were afraid to steal and coaches all knew him." Ramirez went three for four while Vera added a pair of hits and evened his record on the mound at 4-4. Glenn began this week tied for third with Bellflower and could finish as high as second place with a sweep over the Monsoons, or as low as fifth. "With four losses [in league], we're going to have to win just to get a respectable position in the playoffs," Cruz said. Daily went two for three and drove in a pair of runs for Cerritos, which will not participate in the playoffs for the 11th straight season. At 5-18 overall, the Dons would need to sweep Bellflower just to match their overall and league victory totals of the last two seasons. But Stecher is still optimistic about next season and with a better attitude, Cerritos could make some noise in the league. "You always think the program as a whole," Stecher said. "We have a lot of juniors coming back and we have a potentially decent corps coming back next year to try to keep them going and have a sense of pride to show up and play. The first two innings they were an utter embarrassment to baseball; a disrespect to baseball. Then they wonder why they get behind and [have to rally] to win."

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Continued from page 1 sight, and wants to give a shout-out to his brother Richard in Pico Rivera and his sister Rebecca in Whittier. Carole Van Bogelen has been completely blind since birth, as has Laura Russell. Wayne Thompson, born blind, runs an Internet radio show every Friday from his home studio, where he maintains 24,000 music files. Marcia Wong was born blind in Jamaica. Jason Eien, born sighted in Orange County, lost his sight when he was shot at the age of seven. Sharon Rainwater, a resident of Los Angeles, napped for two hours and woke blinded by a stroke. Each of them faces blindness as an individual. Each of them invites you down to bowl with them because it’s fun. The bowlers only concessions to their handicap are guide rails and a sighted assistant to man the computer console. No gutter bumpers are used. Guide rails run from the ball retriever to the head of the lane. Hartley often acts as coach, calling out results from behind the bowlers and suggesting ways to improve their form. The Norwalk Lions Club chipped in to buy the guide rails. Together with other Lions Clubs in West Covina and North Pasadena, the Norwalk Lions provide continuing support for the league, known as Journey for the Blind. The team is past national champs, and Jason Eien is past national singles champ. But sending a team to that national competition strains the league’s finances. This year it will cost about $4000 to cover round trip airfare, meals and hotel rooms. So far, the league has raised about half the cost. The only blind bowling league in Southern California, Journey for the Blind is always looking for more support because its members live on restricted incomes of $800 to $1100 a month on average. No one is turned away for inability to pay the

modest $10 weekly bowling fee. Currently, there are six teams in the league, with four players per team. The league needs sponsors to cover the cost of a team ($160 - $200 monthly) or an individual ($40 monthly). They’re selling pens for $4 each. Team members are spreading the word through school visits and public speaking. As he has done three times in the past, Rob Hartley will bowl a 24-hour marathon later this month or next to raise funds for the league. Over the course of the marathon, he will drink 12 pounds of liquid, eat 10 pounds of food and use the restroom twice. He’s looking for sponsors, and for challengers to play against him. If you are interested in starting a blind bowling league in your area, Hartley will be happy to help you get one started. For more information, call Hartley at Keystone Lanes at 562-868-3261 and ask for Rob. Or call Hartley’s cell phone at 951-255-0705. To listen to Wayne Thompson’s Friday 8-10 pm radio show, visit Radio Look-up at www.billsparks.org and click on the “Listen live to ‘The Legend.’” link. Keystone Lanes is located at 11459 East Imperial Highway, just east of Firestone Boulevard, in the city of Norwalk. For more information, visit its website at www.keystonelanes.com or call 562-8683261.

Cerritos Sheriff's Crime Summary April 27-May 3, 2009 Twenty-two Part I felony crimes were investigated last week, down from twentyfour the previous week. Robberies and vehicle thefts were up, commercial burglaries remained the same, and vehicle and residential burglaries were lower. Calls for service were also down from 322 as 313 were handled by field person-

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CITY OF NORWALK NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP) FUNDING The City of Norwalk will conduct a public hearing by the Community Development Department on May 22, 2009, at 4 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, City of Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard, Norwalk, California, to review opportunities for NSP funding from the State of California. The State of California has received $145 million in NSP funding to address abandoned and foreclosed homes. The State has announced that the City of Norwalk is eligible to receive up to $1,340,249 in NSP funding that may be used for the following activities: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Establish financing mechanisms for the purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed homes and residential properties, including such mechanisms as soft-seconds, loan loss reserves, and shared-equity loans for low- and moderate-income homebuyers; Purchase and rehabilitate homes and residential properties that have been abandoned or foreclosed upon, in order to sell, rent, or redevelop such homes and properties; Establish land banks for homes that have been foreclosed upon; Demolish blighted structures; and Redevelop demolished or vacant properties.

Housing Activities: receiving NSP funding must provide and improve permanent residential structures that will be occupied by a household whose income is at or below 120% of area median income (LMMH). Area Benefit Activities: receiving NSP funding must benefit all the residents of a primarily residential area in which at least 51% of the residents have incomes at or below 120% of area median income (LMMA). Limited Clientele Activities: receiving NSP funding must serve a limited clientele whose incomes are at or below 120% of area median income (LMMC). In addition to the funding noted above, the State has set aside 25% of the $145 million in NSP funds for targeted, over-the-counter subgrants to eligible applicants who will specifically target households at 50% or less of AMI as beneficiaries of these funds. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments prior to the date of the hearing to: City of Norwalk, Community Development Department, City of Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard, Norwalk, California, by May 22, 2009. Information may be obtained or a public file on NSP activities may be reviewed, at the above address between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, except Norwalk City Hall is open only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on every other Friday. Bing H. Hyun, Planning Manager, can be contacted at (562) 929-5744 or by email at bhyun@ ci.norwalk.ca.us. If you plan on attending the public hearing and need a special accommodation because of a sensory or mobility impairment/disability, or have a need for an interpreter, please contact Bing H. Hyun, Planning Manager, at (562) 929-5744 to arrange for those accommodations to be made. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable accommodations to assure accessibility at the meeting. The City of Norwalk promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low- and moderate-income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status, or disability. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/15/2009

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC 6101 et seq. and B & P 24074 et seq.) Escrow No. 044055 (1) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to creditors of the within named Seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made on personal property hereinafter described. (2) The name(s) and business addresses of the seller are: JOSE JUAN HERNANDEZ AND MARTHA ANGELICA HERNANDEZ, 4101 LAKEWOOD BLVD, LAKEWOOD, CA 90712 (3) The location in California of the chief executive office of the Seller is: (4) The name(s) and business address of the buyer(s) is/are: ARTURO HIPOLITO AND ADELINA HERNANDEZ, 4101 LAKEWOOD BLVD, LAKEWOOD, CA 90712 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: ALL STOCK IN TRADE, INCLUDING INVENTORY, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, MERCHANDISE, FIXTURES, GOODWILL, AND TRADE NAME AND TRANSFER OF ON SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE, LICENSE NUMBER 41-413414 of that certain business known as LA POSADA RESTAURANT, and is located at: 4101 LAKEWOOD BLVD, LAKEWOOD, CA 90712 (6) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is ISSUANCE OF THE PERMANENT LICENSE, at the office of SECURITY LAND ESCROW COMPANY, 10805 PARAMOUNT BLVD, STE A, DOWNEY, CA 90241, Escrow No.: 044055, Escrow Officer: LAWRENCE GARCES (7) Claims may be filed with same as “6” above. (8) This Bulk Sale IS NOT subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2, but is subject to Section 24074 of the Business and Professions Code. (9) Listed by the Seller, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller within three years before such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer are: NONE Dated: MAY 5, 2009 ARTURO HIPOLITO AND ADELINA HERNANDEZ, Buyer(s) PCTS LA148218 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 5/15/09

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Planning Commission of the City of Artesia will hold a Regular Planning Commission Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following item(s): Case No. 2009-11 Conditional Use Permit Modification and Design Review 18525 Pioneer Boulevard Rajdhani Restaurant, 18525 Pioneer Boulevard, Artesia CA 90701 A request for approval to modify a conditional use permit and design review approval to enclose an outdoor dining area for the property located at 18525 Pioneer Boulevard in the Commercial General (C-G) Zone. Resolution No. 2009-12P Case No. 2009-12

Conditional Use Permit Modification 17510 Pioneer Boulevard

Jonathan Matson, 13271 South Street, Cerritos CA 90701 A request for approval to modify a conditional use permit to expand the size of an existing office use on the second floor of an existing commercial center located at 17510 Pioneer Boulevard in the Commercial General (C-G) Zone. Resolution No. 2009-13P Case No. 2009-13

Conditional Use Permit 17828 Pioneer Boulevard

Jonathan Matson, 13271 South Street, Cerritos CA 90701 A request for approval of a conditional use permit to allow a service and professional use on the ground floor for the property located at 17828 Pioneer Boulevard in the Commercial General (C-G) Zone. Resolution No. 2009-14P Case No. 2009-14

Variance, Conditional Use Permit, Design Review 17022 Roseton Avenue

Michelle Fellen, 2903-H Saturn Street, Brea CA 92821 A request for approval of a variance to allow for the construction of a ten (10) feet high block wall, a conditional use permit and design review to install a back-up generator as accessory equipment to an existing wireless communication monopole for the property located at 17022 Roseton Avenue in the Light Manufacturing and Industrial (M-1) Zone.. Resolution No. 2009-15P Case No. 2009-16

Tentative Parcel Map No. 70937, Conditional Use Permit and Design Review 11727 Arkansas Street

Total Environmental Management Inc. 11727 Arkansas Street, Artesia CA 90701 A request for approval of a Tentative Parcel Map No. 70937 to consolidate three (3) separate parcels of land into one (1) parcel of land; a conditional use permit to allow for a warehouse use; and a design review approval for exterior site improvements for the property located at 11727 Arkansas Street in the Light Manufacturing and Industrial (M-1) Zone. Resolution No. 2009-16P Resolution No. 2009-17P Case No. 2009-17

Artesia’s Downtown Design Guidelines 18747 Clarkdale Avenue

City of Artesia, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia CA 90701 A request for approval of the City of Artesia Downtown Design Guidelines. Resolution No. 2008-18P Case No. 2009-20

Code Amendment 18747 Clarkdale Avenue

City of Artesia, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia CA 90701 A request for approval of a code amendment to amend the Artesia Municipal Code to allow ministerial approval of color improvements for all zones in the City of Artesia. Resolution No. 2009-20P Case No. 2009-21

General Plan Amendment, Zone Map Amendment 18747 Clarkdale Avenue

City of Artesia, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia CA 90701 A request for approval that includes the following two components: 1.) General Plan Amendment: a request to amend the Land Use Element of the Artesia General Plan to change the land use designation from Commercial General to Low Density Residential for the properties located along the north side of Hibbing Street; 2.) Zone Map Amendment: a request to amend the Artesia Zoning Map to rezone properties located along the north side of Hibbing Street from Commercial General (C-G) to Single- Family Residential (R-1) Zone. Resolution No. 2009-21P If you challenge any of these proposals in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Artesia Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matters listed above.

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FOR THE CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS AND THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS

(NOTICIA PARA UNA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA) In accordance with the State of California Health and Safety Code Section 33431, notice is hereby given that City of Hawaiian Gardens and the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Hawaiian Gardens will conduct a joint public hearing pertaining to the item listed below: DATE OF HEARING: TIME OF HEARING: LOCATION OF HEARING:

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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009 6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION APPROVING A DISPOSITION AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH HAWAIIAN GARDEN HOMES, LLC FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF 12 SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES AFFORDABLE TO VERY LOW AND LOWER INCOME HOUSEHOLDS

Copies of the proposed DDA and Summary Report prepared in accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 33433 may be reviewed in the City Hall Lobby located at 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. INVITATION TO BE HEARD Those persons desiring to testify in favor of or in opposition to the proposal listed above will be given an opportunity to do so at the public hearing. If you challenge the subject application in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence submitted to the City Council at, or prior to the public hearing.

NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY Notice is given that pursuant to sections 21700-21713 of the Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the Commercial Code, Section 535 of the Penal Code, that Norwalk Self Storage at 11564 E. Firestone Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 will sell by competitive bidding, on or after May 21st, 2009 @ 12:00 pm, property belonging to those listed below. Auction is to be held at the above address. Property to be sold as follows: household goods, furniture, personal items, clothing, electronics, tools, auto parts and miscellaneous boxes, belonging to the following. Name CHAD R HOLLOWAY NELSON SANCHEZ SHAWN R. TRUBY JOE MENCHACA ELIZABETH VOTAVA NOEL CLARKE CASEY KEMP JUDY BREY LAURIE BREY REBECCA L LARA EDGAR INIGUEZ HOMER PORTER RAYMOND MONTEL JR MIGNON GAFFORD FREDERIC MIDDLETON IVAN NORMANDO MUNGIA DARLENE VILLEGAS STEVEN L. JONES TRINICE WALKER DANNY PUERTAS COMPANY UNIT

Unit Number A109 A154 A179 A237 A271 A341 B132 B186 B213 B234A B244 B267 B288 B311 B317 B699 B701 B717 B761 B835 A164

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/7/09 and 5/14/09

Further information may be obtained by contacting the City Administrator’s Office at (562) 420-2641, Ext. 201. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame a la Oficina del Administrador Municipal (562) 420-2641, Ext. 201. Sue Underwood City Clerk

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/15/09 adn 5/22/09

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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7104.29614 Title Order No. 3895088 MIN No. 100122200003155733 Loan No. 24435133 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/25/07. 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 §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 satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Karen Stewart, a married woman as her sole and separate property Recorded: 05/01/07, as Instrument No. 20071044762, of Official Records of Los Angeles, California. Date of Sale: 06/04/09 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 5828 HAZELBROOK AVE, LAKEWOOD, CA 90712 Assessors Parcel No. 7168-012-007 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 $448,280.98. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office.” Date: 5/12/2009 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Camale Smith, Authorized Signatory 505 N. Tustin Avenue, Suite 243 Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure.com Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI # 1002.121081 5/15, 5/22, 5/29/2009.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09-237423-PJ Loan # 0040547275 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/24/2007. 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): JOHN BOTHOF, JR. AND NATALIA BOTHOF, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/3/2007 as Instrument No. 20071071561 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/4/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $325,950.47 The purported property address is: 11939 ARKANSAS ST ARTESIA, CA 90701 Assessors Parcel No. 7011-016-042 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 Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 5/14/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. 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 holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3084347 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No . 231297CA Loan No. 0697970416 Title Order No. 602120053 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 06/04/2009 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04/18/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-0843480, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: RICARDO MARTINEZ AND ORALIA MARTINEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 98 OF TRACT NO. 21664, IN THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 641, PAGES 85, 86 AND 87 OF MAPS IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $434,716.09 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 11714 ROCKWALL STREET LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 APN Number: 7065-010-024 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1 st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 05-14-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3103398 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICIA PARA UNA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS PLANNING COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Hawaiian Gardens will conduct a public hearing pertaining to the item listed below. HEARING BODY:

Planning Commission

DATE OF HEARING:

May 27, 2009

TIME OF HEARING:

6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter.

LOCATION OF HEARING:

City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA 91716

PUBLIC HEARING:

Resolution 09-008: The City of Hawaiian Gardens will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of adopting a Resolution recommending the adoption of the comprehensive General Plan Update 09-034GPA, and Environmental Impact Report SCH No. 2008011004. Application 09-034GPA is a comprehensive update to the seven (7) state required General Plan elements which include Land Use, Housing, Circulation, Conservation, Open Space/Recreation, Safety, and Noise, a comprehensive update to optional elements which include Economic Development, Capital Improvements, and Air Quality and the addition of the Community Design element. A General Plan is a long-range planning document that addresses the key factors for a well-functioning community. According to Government Code Section 65300, every city and county in the State must adopt a comprehensive, long term general plan. The General Plan is a community’s vision of its shared future. It provides the blueprint for development throughout the community and addresses all aspects of development, including housing, traffic, natural resources, open space, safety, land uses, and public facilities. Land use changes which effect permitted uses and development intensity will occur with the implementation of the comprehensive General Plan Update and your property may be affected. To find out if your property is affected please contact the Hawaiian Gardens Community Development Department.

CEQA DETERMINATION:

Environmental Impact Report Required INVITATION TO BE HEARD

Those persons desiring to testify in favor of or in opposition to the proposal listed above will be given an opportunity to do so at the public hearing. If you challenge the subject application in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence submitted to the Community Development Department at, or prior to the public hearing. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Hawaiian Gardens Community Development Department at (562) 420-2641. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame al Departamento de Desarrollo de la Comunidad al (562) 420-2641. Joseph Colombo Community Development Director Published: May 15, 2009

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/15/09

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No . 230802CA Loan No. 0694885153 Title Order No. 602118836 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/01/2005. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 06/04/2009 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07/14/2005, Book , Page , Instrument 05-1659503, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: AYAD T BOULOS AND REFKA M BOULOS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 11 OF TRACT NO. 29444, IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 829 PAGES 56 TO 58 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED OR GRANTED IN DOCUMENTS OF RECORD. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $712,809.41 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 12971 GLENDA ST CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN Number: 7027-001-012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1 st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 0511-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3090474 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09-243608-BL Loan # 100716851 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/5/2007. 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): JONATHAN V. THOMPSON AND PATRICIA G.F. THOMPSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 1/12/2007 as Instrument No. 20070071395 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/4/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $441,254.39 The purported property address is: 16044 Timberhill Lane Cerritos, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7010-004-002 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 Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 5/11/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247-9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. 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 holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3076801 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009

NOTICE OF DIVIDED PUBLICATION Made pursuant to Section 3381, Revenue and Taxation Code Pursuant to Sections 3381 through 3385, Revenue and Taxation Code, the Notice of Power to Sell Tax-Defaulted Property in and for Los Angeles County, State of California, has been divided and distributed to various newspapers of general circulation published in the County. A portion of the list appears in each of such newspapers. NOTICE OF IMPENDING POWER TO SELL TAX-DEFAULTED PROPERTY Made pursuant to Section 3361, Revenue and Taxation Code Notice is hereby given that real property taxes and assessments on the parcels described below will have been defaulted five or more years, or, in the case of nonresidential commercial property, property on which a nuisance abatement lien has been recorded or that can serve the public benefit by providing housing or services directly related to low-income persons when three or more years have elapsed and a request has been made by a city, county, city and county, or nonprofit organization that property will become subject to the tax collector's power to sell. The parcels listed will become subject to the tax collector's power to sell on July 1, 2009, at 12:01 a.m., by operation of law. The tax collector's power to sell will arise unless the property is either redeemed or made subject to an installment plan of redemption initiated as provided by law prior to 5:00 p.m., on June 30, 2009. The right to an installment plan terminates on June 30, 2009, and after that date the entire balance due must be paid in full to prevent sale of the property at public auction. The right of redemption survives the property becoming subject to the power to sell, but it terminates at 5:00 p.m. on the last business day before actual sale of the property by the tax collector. All information concerning redemption or the initiation of an installment plan of redemption will be furnished, upon request, by Mark J. Saladino, Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector, 225 North Hill Street, First Floor, Los Angeles, California 90012. The amount to redeem, in dollars and cents, is set forth opposite its parcel number. This amount includes all defaulted taxes, penalties, and fees that have accrued from the date of tax-default to the date of June 30, 2009. I certify, under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing is true and correct. Dated this 22nd day of April, 2009.

MARK J. SALADINO TREASURER AND TAX COLLECTOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES STATE OF CALIFORNIA PARCEL NUMBERING SYSTEM EXPLANATION The Assessor's Identification Number (AIN), when used to describe property in this list, refers to the Assessor's map book, the map page, the block on the map, if applicable, and the individual parcel on the map page or in the block. The Assessor's maps and further explanation of the parcel numbering system are available in the Assessor's Office, 500 West Temple Street, Room 225, Los Angeles, California 90012. The real property that is the subject of this notice is situated in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and is described as follows: PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN YEAR 2006 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENT, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 3685 $300.19 CERRITOS ENCORE MAINTENANCE CORP AIN: 7008-018-064 3686 $210.81 CERRITOS ENCORE MAINTENANCE CORP AIN: 7008-018-065 3687 $573.32 GARCIA,FRANCISCO G AND MARIA E AIN: 7011-009-073 3690 $3,701.65 LOPEZ,YOLANDA Y AND MARTINEZ,YOLANDA SITUS:12044 CHESTERTON ST NORWALK CA 906507266 AIN: 7011-029-008 3692 $2,096.47 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20080134011294 Title Order No.: 3206-136099 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/28/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/19/2004 as Instrument No. 04 3007948 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: TRACEY L. SAUNDERS, 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). DATE OF SALE: 06/04/2009 TIME OF SALE: 10:30 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17202 JEANETTE AVENUE, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 APN#: 7012-025-023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $378,841.99. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated: 05/15/2009 ASAP# 3100386 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009

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PENILLA,RAFAEL AND RAMOS,FRANCISCO AIN: 7016-014-021 3695 $995.23 CORNELL,CLARK TR C AND B J CORNELL TRUST AIN: 7023-016-021 3701 $9,655.01 COOPER,TYLER SITUS:17128 ROSETON AVE ARTESIA CA 90701-2644 AIN: 7035-004-066 3704 $357.20 SHINE,SHAKILAH AND JEFFERSON,SHERMAL AIN: 7049018-034 3706 $1,173.54 HARP,MARY TR MARY HARP TRUST AIN: 7054-009-004 3984 $24,410.54 MONDRAGON,JULIAN SITUS:12122 IMPERIAL HWY NORWALK CA 906503020 AIN: 8047-004-006 3989 $605.65 COLUMBUS CLUB OF NORWALK AIN: 8056-016-004 3990 $1,983.21 GLENN WOOD POST 7138 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF UNITED STATES AIN: 8056-016-014 PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN YEAR 2004 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENT, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004 3684 $2,926.08 RAM AND PATEL PARTNERSHIP SITUS:13315 ARTESIA BLVD CERRITOS CA 90703-1316 AIN: 7008-015-006 3688 $1,072.53 CHAVEZ,EMELIA DECD EST OF AIN: 7011-023-026 3689 $1,388.57 REYES,AMELIA ET AL GUZMAN,GUADALUPE SITUS:12009 168TH ST ARTESIA CA 90701-1805 AIN: 7011-023-027 3691 $779.95 HERNANDEZ,SIGIFREDO AND CASTELLON,LUIS C AIN: 7016-001-084 3696 $8,615.19 CHINESE CULTURE ASSN OF SO CAILF SITUS:18908 NORWALK BLVD UNIT E ARTESIA CA 90701-5960 AIN: 7024-006-047 3697 $372.54 STRINGER,VICTOR R AND TERRI L AIN: 7028-012-022 3698 $23.92 VILLANUEVA,ROD M AND DULCE G SITUS:13148 ANDY ST CERRITOS CA 90703-6122 AIN: 7028-023-010 3699 $9,495.97 GONCALVES,MANUEL G AND NELIA M SITUS:18616 KAMSTRA AVE CERRITOS CA 90703-6116 AIN: 7030-009-021 3700 $75,301.19 PAPE,WILLIAM R SITUS:11846 FRAMPTON CT ARTESIA CA 90701-2711 AIN: 7033-004-045 3702 $7,634.52 LUO,LAURA C AND LAW,ROSALINDA SITUS:12728 CASTLEFORD LN CERRITOS CA 90703-7219 AIN: 7044-032-026 3705 $21,736.90 TSO,ALBERT AND HARVEY,LISA SITUS:11150 JAMES PL CERRITOS CA 90703-6450 AIN: 7049-019-004 3970 $3,579.02 NORWALK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CH SITUS:11728 ORR AND DAY RD NORWALK CA 90650-7945 AIN: 8018-015-003 3971 $1,217.77 WALTERS,MARTIN AND ANNA M SITUS:11619 LEIBACHER AVE NORWALK CA 90650-7529 AIN: 8020-022-005 3972 $19,695.73 CERVANTES,ANGEL E AND DENISE I SITUS:12209 CURTIS AND KING RD NORWALK CA 90650-7421 AIN: 8021038-018 3973 $5,684.04 SINGH,MANDEEP AND KAUR,HARVEEN SITUS:12203 GARD AVE NORWALK CA 90650-2347 AIN: 8023-007-012 3985 $5,584.89 GARCIA,ALICE R ET AL SOTO,EMILY J SITUS:13118 HALCOURT AVE NORWALK CA 90650-2541 AIN: 8050-010-002 3986 $347.97 L A CO FLOOD CONTROL DIST AIN: 8051-001-006 3987 $2,885.61 SANTA FE PACIFIC ENTERPRISES CORP AND JACKSON,CLINTON AIN: 8052-014-046 3988 $2,722.74 SANTA FE PACIFIC ENTERPRISES CORP AND JACKSON,CLINTON AIN: 8052-014-047 3993 $7,467.48 MATTHEWS,DOUGLAS M AND JOYCE L SITUS:15029 DOMART AVE NORWALK CA 90650-5305 AIN: 8076-019-006 3994 $333.82 MATTHEWS,DOUGLAS M AND JOYCE L AIN: 8076-019-030 3995 $3,033.54 CHURCH OF CHRIST SITUS:11121 FERINA ST NORWALK CA 90650-5517 AIN: 8078-023-061 Los Cerritos Community News CN818548 538 May 15,22, 2009

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