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Northwood University Offers Students Bachelor Degree on Cerritos College Campus The only college in the United States that offers a Bachelor Degree in Automotive Marketing and Management. By Jerry Bernstein Photos by Kefu Wei

Instructor Frank Vega watches Arturo Sagastume taking the final exam consisting of a standard electric current test.

Cerritos High Varsity Song Team Win Cheerleading Nationals By Larry Caballero

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here’s something new and exciting happening on the Cerritos College Campus. It’s called Northwood University, where students can obtain a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or an Automotive Business Administrative Degree. “What makes it unique,” said Todd Leutheuser, Executive Director of Southland Motor Car Dealers Association, sponsors of the program, “is students can obtain the degree while living at home, going to work everyday or as a full-time student.” He added, “We hope by the end of the 20092010 school year to have between 150 to 200 students enrolled.” The program permits students who may already have their associate degree, the opportunity of not moving on to another campus to complete their education. They

embers of the City Council presented a Proclamation of Recognition May 11 to the Cerritos High School Varsity Song Team that placed first in the United Spirit Association Cheerleading Nationals at the Anaheim Convention Center March 7. Team members include Stacy Bang, Jaquelyn Bencito, Genesis Cabug, Angela Chen, Joyce Ha, Chelsey Harris, Ashley McAllister, Megan Nacar, Karen Pak, Janine Park, Melodie Shih and Christine Yun The Varsity Song Team placed second in the King of Bleachers Tournament in Long Beach on Feb.

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Relay for Life Cancer Fundraiser Raises $50,000

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An estimated $50,000 was raised at the annual Relay for Life Cancer Fundraiser held at Gahr High School’s Grant Field May 9-10. Walking the track were members of 32 teams. Two team members walked 24 hours. They were Tony Enanas, Team Locomotion and Matthew Lee, Team Cerritos. The teams included: AJ’s Happy Faces, Artesia-Cerritos Lions Club, Caring Soles, Century 21 Astro, Cerritos Nissan “Z” Team for Life, City of Artesia, Emerald Star, Friends 4 Life, FTG, Independent Lifestyle

Options, Kiss Off Cancer, Never Give Up, Nikkl”s Butterflies, Norm Reeves Honda Cerritos. Nuckleheads, Rotary Club of Cerritos-Artesia, Cerritos Optimist Club, SELECO, Senior Survivors, Soroptimists of CerritosArtesia, Stow’s Crew, Superfirends, Team Cerritos, The Mighty Cancer Fighters, The Womprats, Touched by Angels, Walmart, [two teams]Whitney High School Key Club, and Whitney Red Cross. Entertainment was provided Saturday afternoon on a center

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Cinco de Mayo Celebrated by Gadabouts

Artesia-Cerritos Woman's Club Holds Installation

Top Row -Kathy McDonald, Vickie Canterbury, Aileen Shrum, Anne Hastings, Georgia Olson Bottom Row - Jennie Fritze, Teddy Fuentes, Mary Potter Cerritos Gadabouts Senior Club members enjoyed celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the club’s monthly luncheon May 11. The club meets at the Cerritos Senior Center on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The purpose of the club is to promote friendship and sociability among senior citizens, Persons age 50 and above are eligible to join and don’t have to be a

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Attending the Artesia-Cerritos Woman's Club installation were [l-r] Judy Mendes, Nancy Sousa, Betty McDougall, Naomi Teal, Colleen Mar, Margaret Toy, Marilyn McGorman, Joanne Witt, Josie DeCoro, Gail Grossman, Susan Sell, Irene Lowenberg, Mabel Low, Janice Dawson. Delores Eveland, and Sandi Reynolds. By Nancy Sousa The new Board for the Woman's Club of Artesia-Cerritos was installed at meeting held at Cerritos Park East on May 14 with 48 members and guests present. Board members for the year June 2009 through May 2010 are: President, Joanne Witt; lst VP Nancy Sousa; 2nd VP's Delores Eveland and Sandi Reynolds; 3rd VP Janice Dawson; 4th VP Mabel Low; Director of Finance, Irene Lowenberg; Treasurer, Josie DeCora; Recording Secretary, Marilyn McGorman; Correspondence Secretary, Colleen Mar; Parliamentarian, Betty McDougall; Newsletter, Gail Grossman; Registration/Reservations, Colleen Mar and Margaret Toy, and Amenities, Judy Mendes, Susan Sell, and Naomi Teal. Installing officer was Betty McDougall. The dinner was catered by Cafe 'N Stuff. Prior to the installation ceremony,

a presentation and special pins were presented by Chuck Sooter, Chairman of the 1st CEB Committee of Cerritos, to the Woman's Club members who have participated in the special ditty bags put together by the lst CEB Committee, and, are mailed to each 1st CEB Marine group after deployment to Iraq and/or Afghanistan. These pins were presented acknowledging many hundreds of dozens of cookies baked and contributed to the lst CEB Committee each time ditty bags have been put together and mailed to these lst CEB troops. Assisting Chuck was Woman's Club member Dorothy Owen, who represents the club at the lst CEB Committee meetings. President Joanne Witt called on Hugh Villegas to step up and receive his well earned Honorary Membership to the Woman's Club. For many years Hugh whose wife, Mary Ann Villegas, called on his help on many of the club's projects, and, he still remains a staunch supporter. Woman's Club of Artesia-Cerritos is a member of the California and General Federation of Woman's Clubs, which is a world wide organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Cerritos Adaptive Recreation Program Wins Award

{l-r}- Bill Grady, District Director for Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Greg Berg, Cerritos Community & Safety Services Director, Carlos Espinosa, Cerritos Recreation Services Supervisor, Councilmember Jim Edwards, Councilmember Carol Chen, Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Joseph Cho, Sherre Titus, Cerritos Recreation Superintendent, Heide Xitco, Cerritos Recreation Services Supervisor, and Ernest Vital, Cerritos Recreation Services Supervisor. The City of Cerritos’ Adaptive Recreation program recently won the “Team Accomplishment Award” at the Public Service Recognition Week Award Luncheon. The event was hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board and the Combined Federal Campaigns of Greater Los Angeles and Orange/San Bernardino. The award is presented to teams, groups or organizations that have made exceptional accomplishments within their organizations. Teams were evaluated on the basis of their performance and their overall dedication to public service. The Recreation Services Division complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to offer the Adaptive Recreation program. Programs offered include the after-school Special Training and Recreational Socialization Program

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Econo-My-Scene: We are Fed Up with You, Sacramento! By Randy Economy This past Tuesday, we, the People of California put the Do-Nothing Politicians of Sacramento on “official notice.” You either fix the fiscal crisis here in California, or we will kick you out of office. We are sick of the mess you created, and sick of the job you are doing on our behalf. We are sick of you being controlled by Special Interest groups and Greedy Union Bosses who line your pockets with Mil-

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Plea For Help Editor’s Note: A grieving grandmother wrote this letter. Her grandson, Jonathan, was shot to death on August 20, 2008. My grandson was shot to death in Artesia while riding his bicycle on Pioneer Boulevard under the 91 Freeway overpass. The “murder” is still at large. Jonathan was only 17 years old. Our family is so grieved and devastated at this senseless crime of an innocent 17-year-old boy who never harmed anyone. We miss our child so much. He is never out of our mind. I hope the good people of our area who wish to get this murder off our streets would help generate a reward to apprehend this monster. If our good citizens wish to add to a reward, which the City of Cerritos has extended to this cause, a Memorial Fund has been established at Wells Fargo Bank, 18712 Gridley Road in Cerritos. The Account Number is 9117245077. The bank can be reached by dialing [562] 924-1616. The title of the Fund is the Jonathan J. Muse Memorial Fund. If everyone would make a contribution, no matter how small, we could generate a large amount for a reward to anyone who gave the police information to the capture and conviction of the killer. Donors may remain anonymous. Please help so this murderer will be brought to justice. Jonathan was shot twice in his heart and left to die on the street entangled in his bicycle. Please help us to find closure and put this murderer in jail so he can’t kill again. We thank you for your support in this endeavor.

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day, possesses a mature nature and has most of his third year completed. He said the auto dealers became involved with Northwood in the late 1960’s. The National Auto Dealers Association Board of directors decided they needed a University where they could send their sons and daughters to college and receive a fundamental education on running a dealership. Northwood University was ap-

COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • MAY 22, 2009 7 tive training center in North America. It is a 10,000 sq. ft. facility and hopefully will be completed by February 2010. The Center will include new bays, classrooms, and labs. “It amazing what we can do collectively,” he said, “The Southland Dealers Association here in Angeles County has Friends of Arts Education and City contributed $1 million toward this center.” of Cerritos present afternoon of arts Cerritos College has launched a campaign activities for the entire family. to raise $4.8 million from the private sector to make a $15 million renovation and The Friends of Arts Education expansion of the current auto technology (Friends), will host its annual Family complex possible. Arts Festival on Sunday, June 7, from He said the new complex would not be a research facility, describing it as a train- 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM at the Cerritos ing center for managing dealerships and Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA). This full day of free arts activities for businesses as well as working on cars with the entire family includes more than 20 the majority of the students being conventional students who want a degree in Busi- performances on four stages plus handson activities for all ages. The festival ness Management. offers something for everyone includManagement Component Asked about high school students who ing theater, puppetry, storytelling, Taiko are not necessarily interested in a college drumming, Appalachian mountain dancdegree but in automobile maintenance, he ing, Classical music, dance from around said there are students presently enrolled the world (Cambodian, Chinese, Hawaiin the automotive classes who are told by ian, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, their instructors that there is a management Native American, and Nigerian cultures), component to the program if they are inter- and even a Musical Zoo. ested. Some realize they are halfway there All entertainment is FREE OF and don’t want to be an automobile me- CHARGE, giving families a chance to chanic all their lives. Those students will experience the magic of both professional begin to track themselves. “The manage- and community-based music, dance, and ment path is there for them.” theater. A large interactive area offers Cerritos has five automotive manage- young artists the opportunity to make inment classes where the students get the struments and try their hand at visual arts, fundamental management courses in runor enjoy face painting and other activities. ning a business, so they understand the difChildren can learn about cultures from ferent component in running a business. around the world. At the Musical Zoo, “Students who now have their AA Degree and decide to earn their bachelor degree presented this year with the assistance of will know a little more than a student who the Yamaha Corporation of America, kids didn’t take any of these classes and the in- can actually try out instruments themstructors get a more professional oriented selves under the supervision of music professionals. student. The Family Arts Festival is coCerritos College has agreements with sponsored by the City of Cerritos, and the Southeast ROP where every day after school they have more than 100 students generously supported by the Los Cerritos taking classes. They are high school juniors News, Los Angeles County Supervisor and seniors. Tracy High School has its en- Don Knabe, the Wayne J. Shilkret Living tire class after school over here, he said, Tribute Fund, B&B Stables, Yamaha taking basic automotive classes. “Auto- Corporation, The Union Ice Company, mobile technology is changing so fast we Nancy Baker and dozens of individual have to be prepared for it, whether it is an donors from throughout the region. The electric powered car, hydrogen, natural chairpersons for this year’s event are gas or hybrid. We need to indoctrinate the Friends Board Members Joy Darling and youth [high school students] about these Nick Baker. different technologies. For more information, call (562) 467He concluded by saying this was a 8844. This event is free and open to the great opportunity for community residents public. The Family Arts Festival is more and students to further their education and than just seeing performances; it's being a enter a good paying profession. part of the arts.

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Newsletter QQuarterly U A R T May E R LY 2009 NEWSLETTER

Artesia Holds National Day of Prayer

Many speakers of different languages gathered and prayed around the flagpole at City Hall during the National Day of Prayer. Many participants complained that the President did not issue a proclamation this year.

City's Proactive Stance on Tree Trimming In the past, Artesia has taken a reactive stance toward tree trimming. That isn’t true anymore. After noting that the City’s ability to maintain trees has greatly improved after working with West Coast Arborists since 1999, the City is now proactive and pruning trees on an annual cycle. The City’s fiscal year budget has appropriated a maximum of $20,000 each year for tree maintenance from the City’s Gas Tax funds. The following annual pruning cycle will be in effect. The map above illustrates the districts that are referenced. Fiscal Year, District, Cost

2008-2009: 1, 2 and 3, $28,200 2009-2010: 4 and 5, $28,640 2010-2011: Parks, Frontage Roads Medians, $18,840. The cycle will repeat itself in fiscal year 2011-2012.

50th Anniversary Parade Route

Artesia, along with Pageantry Productions, has determined a route to be used for the 50th Anniversary parade that will take place on October 10. The parade will be very similar to the Pioneer Days parade that once was an annual event in Artesia. The 50th Anniversary parade will be part of a 3-day community celebration starting October 9 and ending October 11. The parade will start on 178th Street and Pioneer Blvd. and end at Artesia Park on South Street and Clarkdale? The community fair will take place at Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Avenue. For more information, visit www. cityofartesia.us or call Andrew at (562) 8656262.

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An atmosphere of enthusiasm and a would be in a small town like Artesia. “In sense of urgency was the highlight of an a small city like Artesia, everyone should overcast morning on May 13 as a small know everybody.” group of determined businesses and a few Lima, along with other Artesia business city officials discussed the possibility of a owners, has been speaking about creating future Artesia Business Association. The an Artesia Business Association for years, meeting took place at the Quest Learning ever since the original Artesia Chamber of Center in Artesia. Commerce went unTheir discusder. Lima introduced sion has brought Dr. Steve Sherman, the association who is the temporary one step closer to president of the orreality, and those ganization, until the attending set the Association elects date for another permanent officers. meeting to vote for “I’m from Cerria permanent presitos, but I’ve lived in dent and treasurer. this area all my life, The meeting will even before there be on May 28, was a Cerritos. Wiat the Albert O. thout Artesia, there Little Community would be no CerriCenter at 18750 tos. This town is the Clarkdale Avenue, heart of the region ... at 7 p.m. I see a lot of potentiIn the face of al for Pioneer Blvd., harsh economic especially after all times, and with the the work that has demise of the Ar- Interim President Steve Sherman of the Argone into it,” said tesia Chamber of tesia Business Association tells the audience Dr. Sherman. Commerce a few about how important it is to form such an Chet Swart, years ago, both the association. the attorney who public and private has volunteered sector in Artesia his time to help have begun to see the importantance of the with the legal formation of association relationship between the two. said, “We need participation from people Mayor Pro Tem Tony Lima began the in the city to get rid of the straw people (the discussion about the Business Association, temporary officers) and get this association and how beneficial such an organization formed.”

Artesia’s Current Financial Situation The budget process is a method of estimating money coming in (revenues) to offset money going out (expenses). The city’s budget is divided into three components: General Fund, Restricted funds, and Redevelopment Funds. The General Fund accounts for all money not accountable by law in the restricted or redevelopment funds. Restricted and Redevelopment funds are used for certain activities as dictated by the source. The General Fund, on the other hand, is managed by discretion for the purpose of sustaining the city’s operating costs. The reserve fund manages risk,

provides funds when affected by uncontrollable elements, and prepares for any extraordinary circumstance the city may occasionally face. One such extraordinary circumstance is the current recession. The City’s analysts estimate approximately $1.1 million deficit for the 2009/2010 fiscal year. On May 12, staff and City Council reviewed revenue enhancements and costcutting proposals developed by taking note of common practices elsewhere and most notably, from staff themselves. The city of Artesia hopes to begin taking the bold steps necessary to sustain our community and its dedicated public servants.

City Invites Community to Celebrate 50th Anniversary On May 29, the City of Artesia will celebrate its 50th year of incorporation. On that day, the City invites the entire community to Artesia Park to celebrate the last 50 years. While children’s pony rides begin at 2:30 p.m., the rest of the festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. A special ceremony at 7:30 p.m. will recognize the City’s newest residents, oldest residents (regardless of time spent in Artesia), the longest-residing Artesian,

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Gahr’s Up And Down Softball Season Ends With a Pair of Losses By Loren Kopff By virtue of a win at Paramount on May 12, the Gahr softball team knew it was going to playoffs by the time it had touched the field in last Thursday’s regular season finale against Downey. But the Gladiators wanted to put their internal and health issues behind them and avenge an earlier loss to the Vikings. It wouldn’t be in the cards on this day as Downey jumped out to a 4-0 lead after three innings and held on for a 5-2 victory that left Gahr tied for third place with Paramount in the San Gabriel Valley League standings at 6-4. Overall, the Gladiators finished the 2009 campaign at 11-16 after the team was ousted by St. Bonaventure 4-0 this past Tuesday in a California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division III wild card game in Ventura. “The one thing these girls did different from the first time we played Downey is that we competed,” said Gahr head coach Mike Rogers. “We were in the game. I know we left a lot of runners on base, whereas in the last game against Paramount, we executed and we had timely hits.” On Apr. 28, the Gladiators were blanked by the Vikings 7-0 and held to just two hits. Last Thursday, the Gladiators again had problems getting their offense going until the bottom of the fourth

when sophomore shortstop Jasmine Ruiz singled to left field and scored on a groundout from junior right fielder Erika Jackson. In the next inning, junior left fielder Catherine Gonzalez reached on an error and was forced at second on a fielder’s choice from sophomore first baseman Erica Willig. Following a walk to senior designated player Kayla Gonzales, Ruiz brought home Willig with her second hit of the game. Only senior second baseman Brittney Miller would collect Gahr’s other hit of the game, which came in the fourth inning, and Downey’s Brittany Colenzo retired the final eight batters she faced. The Gladiators began this season with more drama and internal issues than Rogers had anticipated after losing all but four players from last season’s team. After winning the first two games of the season, Gahr lost nine of its next 10 games and never got closer than two games under .500. To make matters worse, the team was decimated with injuries all season long which forced Rogers to juggle his defensive alignment a lot. But the biggest loss came when senior first baseman Holly Sloan was sidelined with a rare medical illness. Sloan, who was leading the team with a .455 average, missed the final seven games of the season. Last season, Sloan was injured most of the season and didn’t see action until the 22nd game; Gahr finished 18-13. “You have a young lady in Holly who has been on this team for four years and she has a serious illness and it kind of puts things in perspective,” Rogers said. “You have to take care of your health; that’s number one. Over the last couple of games, we’ve had in-house issues but I feel during the past few games, it has brought us closer together.” In the seven games that Sloan missed, the Gladiators went 3-4 but two of those three victories were against the bottom feeders of the league. Gahr loses just three seniors and had four juniors on this season’s team. With less injuries and even less drama next season, the Gladiators are poised to make a run at what hopes to be their third league title in the last four seasons.

Valley Christian Baseball Falls Short of Playoffs Again By Loren Kopff For the second straight season, Whittier Christian had a say in the playoff fate for Valley Christian’s baseball team. A loss on the last day of the 2008 season to Whittier Christian forced the Crusaders to have a play-in game against Paraclete to deter-

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mine the final playoff spot in the Olympic League. The Crusaders lost and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2004. Last Thursday evening, Whittier Christian paid a visit to Valley’s home diamond and edged the hosts 5-3 to again eliminate Valley from any playoff consideration. The Crusaders, who ended the season on a five-game losing streak, needed a win plus a victory by Los Angeles Baptist over Montclair Prep to claim third place in the Olympic League and neither happened. “I think it hurts every year of this type of situation,” said Valley head coach John Tompkins. On the second pitch of the game, Cameron Stanley hit a home run to give the Heralds a 1-0 lead. But the Crusaders rebounded in their half of the inning. With one out, senior catcher Kyle Cameron reached on an error and moved to second on another miscue. He would score on a single from freshman pitcher Chase DeJong. That was followed by a single up the middle from senior center fielder Brett Struiksma. After a walk was issued to senior first baseman Greg Saarloos, senior left fielder Eric Fasnacht’s base hit to left brought in two more runs. But in the next inning, the Heralds put the game away by answering with three runs of their own. Vincent Marinacci singled, went to second on an error and scored on a wild pitch. After a walk and two strikeouts, Daniel Genberg had a runscoring hit and Stanley recorded his second straight hit. Although Whittier Christian added an insurance run in the seventh inning, DeJong was solid from the third through the sixth, yielding two hits, walking one and striking out three. He went the distance and fanned 11 batters for his third complete game of the season. “Chase has been exemplary this year,” Tompkins said. “His record does not reflect anything near how good he is. I think he’s as good as advertised on the mound and I also think he’s way better than advertised at the plate.” Offensively, the Crusaders (9-171 overall) got four hits after three in the first inning alone and did not get a runner to third base. DeJong went three for four while Struiksma went two for four. “I thought we had a fairly immature group on the field and I think it probably played out to our detriment this year,” Tompkins said. “I think there are a million excuses each can make but plain and simple, growing pains covers it. Thousands of more ground balls over the summer and over the fall, we get a lot better. Because we’re so small, we need to figure out how to play more games like all of the other schools we compete with.” Put excitement in your life, travel with.....

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2009 Cerritos Girls Softball Association All-Stars 8-Under Gold Manager: Lyn Perryman Coaches: John Morinishi, John Williams, Lori Williams Team Mom: Wendy Morinishi Kristin Bales Kayla Edwards Makayla Garcia Taylor Genera Mika Mamakawa Jazmine Hill Madison Huskey Kylie Matthews Jennifer Morinishi Cassie Oravetz Dejanae Page Cassie Perryman Miranda Williams 10-Under Gold Manager: Brian Iseri Head Coaches: Angel Astudillo, Adrian Ponce Coaches: Chris Borza, Carlos Lucero, Anthony Medina Team Moms: Marie Adamos, Monica Lucero, Lisa Vukovich Julianne Adamos Celeste Borza Clarissa Evangelista Alyssa Flores Ashley Iseri Jenna Llamas Destiny Lucero Alyssa Medina Kylee Perryman Angelica Ponce Rain Vega Kayla Vukovich 12-Under Gold Manager: Steve Besenty Head Coach: Andrew Genera Coaches: Javier Gonzalez, Danny Medina Team Moms: Marisa Besenty, Stephanie Genera Brianna Besenty Kylee Brown Mikayla Galindo Deidra Genera Celeste Gonzalez Hannah Griffin Melanie Okazaki Nicole Parker Charlene Pedroza Deja Portillo Emily Medina Samantha Venable 12-Under Silver Manager: George Molina Coaches: Jay Becdash, Brian Coleman Team Mom: Mychelle Gray Kaitlyn Bales Rachel Barajas Alexa Becdash Ashley Coleman Megan Darling Melyssa Gray Tyler Johnson Haley Lamb Ashley Mitchell Alyssa Molina Erika Romero Leeann Tran 14-Under Gold Manager: Pete Garcia Coaches: Fernie Espinoza, Mark Garcia, John Liter, John Puente Team Mom: Tammy Liter Bianca Espinoza Arianna Garcia Tanya Garcia Jasmine Holiman Melissa Jaramillo Cynthia Johnson Kira Ito Megan Liter Miki Okazaki Alyssa Puente Shawna Sadwell Marissa Vargas


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14 COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • MAY 22, 2009 CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT-R (CDBG-R) FUNDING 2008-2009 CDBG PROGRAM AMENDMENT

Notice is hereby given that City of Hawaiian Gardens City Council is inviting comments on the item(s) listed below: DATE OF MEETING: TIME OF MEETING: LOCATION OF MEETING:

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

ITEM(S): Notice is hereby given that the City of Hawaiian Gardens will be amending its 20082009 CDBG Program to include CDBG-R Funding. Community Development Block Grant funds have recently been approved for allocation to cities under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Funding has been allocated under the Recovery Act as CDBG-R funds to stimulate the economy. CDBG-R funds are targeted for economic development, housing, infrastructure and other public facilities activities that will quickly spur further economic investment, increased energy efficiency, and job creation or job retention. The City of Hawaiian Gardens City Council will be considering for approval the use of CDBG-R Funds in the amount of $72,768 for the C. Robert Lee Gymnasium Roof Replacement project. This public facilities improvements project is eligible under the CDBG-R Funding program and meets the intent of the program to quickly spur economic investment. The City Council will be considering this project for approval at the City Council meeting to be held May 26, 2009 in the City Council Chambers at 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA at 6:00 pm. The City is inviting comments through May 29, 2009 on the proposed CDBG 2008-2009 program amendment to provide CDBG-R Funding for the C. Robert Lee Gymnasium Roof Replacement project. Comments can be submitted to Ernesto Marquez, City Administrator in the Administration Department, City of Hawaiian Gardens, 21815 Pioneer Blvd, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. Published: Los Cerritos Community News – May 22, 2009 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/22/09

NOTICE OF A JOINT PUBLIC HEARING 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:

HEARING ITEM:

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. 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

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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09-242970-BL Loan # 15983752 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): BENJAMIN N. DEJARO, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 5/31/2006 as Instrument No. 06-1184062 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/11/2009 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: $464,195.85 The purported property address is: 5333 Montair Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712 Assessors Parcel No. 7171-025-028 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. 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. Date: 5/21/2009 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# 3095244 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009, 06/05/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA09-249652-BL Loan # 16791766 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): MARYLOU ARMAS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 1/25/2006 as Instrument No. 06-0179256 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/12/2009 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: $375,363.66 The purported property address is: 5438 Pimenta Avenue Lakewood, CA 90712 Assessors Parcel No. 7159-018025 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. 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. Date: 5/21/2009 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# 3094448 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009, 06/05/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09-245923-ED Loan # 3062752617 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): JOSE L. AVILA, A MARRIED MAN Recorded: 6/22/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1370969 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/11/2009 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: $442,783.18 The purported property address is: 12459 224TH ST HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 Assessors Parcel No. 7076-010-029 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. 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. Date: 5/21/2009 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# 3094941 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009, 06/05/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09-245923-ED Loan # 3062752617 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): JOSE L. AVILA, A MARRIED MAN Recorded: 6/22/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1370969 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/11/2009 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: $442,783.18 The purported property address is: 12459 224TH ST HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 Assessors Parcel No. 7076-010-029 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. 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. Date: 5/21/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-7302727 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. 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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0014616 Title Order No. 09-8-050495 Investor/Insurer No. 151936104 APN No. 7016-017-052 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/30/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by TITA S. RAQUEL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN., dated 08/30/2006 and recorded 09/08/06, as Instrument No. 06-2004194, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 06/12/2009 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA. at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11226 LUCAS STREET, CERRITOS, CA, 90703. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $605,084.44. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 05/20/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3106906 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009, 06/05/2009 T.S No. 08-2783-11 Loan No. 18368514/ GABAYERON Notice of Trustee’s Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction to sell the highest bidder for cash a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a deed to trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: CARLOS D GABAYERON AND SUSAN B GABAYERON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation recorded 11/29/2005 as instrument No. 05 2893888, in Book , Page and rerecorded on --- as ---, of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 6/11/2009 at 10:30AM. Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $605,790.92, estimated. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 19218 CECELIA PLACE , Cerritos, CA 90703. A.P.N.: 7044-008-021. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Date: 5/20/2009 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Irvine, CA 92606 (949) 720-9200 Foreclosure Dept. Fax (949) 608-0130 Sale Information Only (714) 573-1965 Maggie F. Salac, Foreclosure Officer P572881 5/22, 5/29, 06/05/2009 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. 301876-KP (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 and business addresses of the seller are: JAE CHANG, 16440 NORWALK BLVD, CERRITOS, CA 90703 (3) The location in California of the Chief Executive Office of the seller is: SAME AS ABOVE (4) The name and business address of the buyer(s) are: SEON NAM, 16440 NORWALK BLVD, CERRITOS, CA 90703 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADENAME, GOODWILL, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS of that certain business located at: 16440 NORWALK BLVD, CERRITOS, CA 90703 (6) The business name used by the seller(s) at the said location is: JANGKUMYINE RESTAURANT (7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is JUNE 10, 2009, at the office of UNITY ESCROW INC, 901 STARBUCK ST, STE H, FULLERTON, CA 92833, Escrow No. 301876-KP, Escrow Officer: ANNE PARK (8) Claims may be filed the same as “7” above. (9) The last date for filling claims is: JUNE 9, 2009 (10) This Bulk Sale is subject to Section 6106.2 of the Uniform Commercial (11) As listed by the Seller, all other business name(s) and addresses used by the Seller within three years before such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer are: NONE Dated: MAY 13, 2009 SEON NAM, Buyer(s) PCTS LA148417 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 5/22/09


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICIA PARA UNA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA Notice is hereby given that City of Hawaiian Gardens will conduct a public hearing pertaining to the item(s) listed below: DATE OF HEARING: TIME OF HEARING: LOCATION OF HEARING:

TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009 6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter. City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

HEARING ITEM: A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE BUDGET(S) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.

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. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Hawaiian Gardens Finance Department at (562) 420-2641. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame al Departamento de Financiamento (562) 420-2641. Sue Underwood City Clerk Published: Los Cerritos Community News

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CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City Council of the City of Artesia will hold a Public Hearing at its Regular City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2009 in the City Council Chamber of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California to consider the following item(s): A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARTESIA CONFIRMING A DIAGRAM AND ASSESSMENT FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR AND ORDERING THE IMPROVEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CITY OF ARTESIA STREET LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PART 2, DIVISION 15 OF THE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE. If you challenge this action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice, or in written corresponding delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matter listed above.

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CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICIA PARA UNA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA Notice is hereby given that City of Hawaiian Gardens will conduct a public hearing pertaining to the item(s) listed below: DATE OF HEARING: TIME OF HEARING: LOCATION OF HEARING:

TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009 6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter. City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

HEARING ITEM: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE RECORDING OF LIENS AGAINST VARIOUS REAL PROPERTIES IN THE CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS DELINQUENT RUBBISH COLLECTION CHARGES.

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. 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: Los Cerritos Community News Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/22/09

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09-250748-ED Loan # 3014276376 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/2/2007. 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): FRANCIS R SPICER AND JEANETTE M SPICER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 8/10/2007 as Instrument No. 20071882550 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/11/2009 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: $480,970.04 The purported property address is: 5839 TANGLEWOOD ST LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 Assessors Parcel No. 7175-028-033 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. 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. Date: 5/21/2009 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# 3094404 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009, 06/05/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA09-250752-PJ Loan # 3014436970 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/17/2007. 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): ALICE LU A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 8/31/2007 as Instrument No. 20072036246 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/11/2009 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: $369,566.53 The purported property address is: 16625 GRIDLEY RD #2 CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7016-015-109 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. 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. Date: 5/21/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 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# 3094385 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009, 06/05/2009

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 T.S. No. GM-118671-C Loan No. 7441979515 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the 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:CHRISTINE P. MACY, a single woman Recorded 8/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1934148 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:6/12/2009 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, California Property Address is purported to be: 12750 CENTRALIA STREET #186 LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 APN #: 7066-001-189 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $321,892.20, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 5/14/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3069059 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009, 06/05/2009

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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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