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86,000 Homes Every Friday • May 17, 2019 • Vol 33, No. 49

HMG-LCCN INVESTIGATION:

ERUSD CORRUPTION PART II: WIDESPREAD CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, COVER-UP INSIDE EL RANCHO EDUCATION FOUNDATION BY BRIAN HEWS

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ast week, a Hews Media Group-Community News investigation uncovered a wide-ranging scheme involving over $212 million in school bond funds perpetrated by El Rancho Unified School District (ERUSD) Board Members engaging in payto-play politics, financial coverup and willful violations of California’s Education Code. The long-running plot has involved ERUSD President Jose Lara and Vice-President Gabriel Orosco since 2015, with newly elected Board member Leanne Ibarra joining the two controversial board members immediately after she was elected. The recipient of Lara, Orosco, and Ibarra’s actions is Jaime Ortiz, a good friend of Lara and

Orosco’s, and owner of High Performance Learning Environments, Inc. Now, the ongoing investigation has uncovered additional acts of malfeasance related to the El Rancho Education Foundation involving blatant conflicts of interests, tax evasion, and violations of the state law related to alcohol on public school grounds. Jaime Ortiz and HPLE Like many of Lara’s friends, Ortiz has an extremely checkered past, including a stint as senior program manager at the Seville Group (SGI), a construction company that managed school bond programs. SGI was involved in the Sweetwater Unified High School District (Sweetwater) corruption

and bribery scandal related to the district’s massive $600 million bond, the largest corruption scheme in San Diego history.

A c cording to reports by the San Diego UnionTribune, Ortiz was given protec-

tion from prosecution under a plea deal involving his boss, SGI owner Rene Flores. Five Sweetwater Board members plead guilty to bribery charges in the pay-to-play scheme, Sweetwater Superintendent Jesus Gandara was charged with eight felony counts. During his time at SGI, Ortiz learned the value of using an education foundation as a conduit for targeting donations to curry favors, specifically using the Sweetwater Education Foundation. Ortiz was reportedly caught working back channels and demanding campaign donations from his subcontractors to fund Sweetwater officials’ campaign coffers, so SGI would be selected for the Sweetwater

bond. Hector Romero, President of HAR Construction, reported he was pressured by Ortiz to donate to the Sweetwater Educational Foundation. In addition, the San Diego D.A. included in its evidence that, “Romero reported being with Superintendent Gandara in Mexico when Gandara contacted SGI Program Manager Jaime Ortiz and solicited a $20,000 contribution.” It was that experience that Ortiz would apply later to ERUSD after the $200 million Measure ER bond was passed. El Rancho Education Foundation According to online documents on the California Secretary of State’s website, the El Rancho Education Foundation (EREF)

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ARTESIA RECEIVES SECOND LARGEST URBAN ASSEMBLY BILL WOULD OVERRIDE LOCAL BAN ON POT DISPENSARIES AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANT IN STATE BY BRIAN HEWS BY TAMMYE MCDUFF The City of Artesia received an Urban and Community Forestry Grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (“CAL FIRE”) totaling over $878,000 last week. The grant will fund an update to the City’s tree inventory, the development of an urban forest master plan, and the planting of about 400 new trees throughout the City of Artesia between this summer and spring 2022. This landmark award is a significant achievement for the City’s efforts toward building a more sustainable community and working toward carbon neutrality. Tree planting is one of the few actions the City can directly take to address nonsource specific pollution in Artesia. Over their first 40 years in the ground, the trees planted by

this project will remove over 7,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and will provide countless other benefits to the community. The tree inventory and master plan development portions of this project will allow the City to prudently expand and manage Artesia’s urban forest over the next four decades. Through the authority of the Urban Forestry Act and the Urban & Community Forestry Program, local cities work to expand and improve the management of trees and related vegetation in communities throughout California. The mission of this Program is to lead efforts in advancing the development of sustainable urban and community forests in California. Trees provide energy conservation, reduction of storm-water runoff, extend

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It looks like all those cities, which includes Cerritos, might be forced by the state to allow pot shops within city boundaries. A bill by Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting, a bigwig on the budget committee, wants to change the rules on proposition 64. The proposition passed overwhelmingly, the many say the reason it passed is that it gave local municipalities the right to ban pot in their city. Ting’s bill will change that and weaken local government control. Ting’s bill would approve one medicinal dispensary for every four liquor stores in the city or if that doesn't work for every 10,000 residents. We all know there is not many liquor stores in Cerritos so it is looking like Cerritos is going to get hit with four or five dispensaries given the

THE BILL bill would approve one medicinal dispensary for every four liquor stores in the city or one for every 10,000 residents. population. When they first passed Prop. 64, the authors did not contemplate the large black market in California which is likely as big as 2/3 of the whole country. If the pot you get from your dealer is good enough, you're not going to go to a dispensary, and that is what's going on in

California. And it shows in Gov. Newsom's budget numbers which were projected to be over $600 million recently cut to $200 million. The principal sponsor of Ting’s bill is the union that represents caregivers, United Do-

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LA MIRADA COUNCIL RECOGNIZES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

THE WHOLE CHILD PROGRAM OPENS OFFICE IN CERRITOS

MEMBERS OF THE LA MIRADA Community Foundation presented scholarship checks to seven graduating seniors at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Top Row (L to R): Community Foundation member John Grotz, Annalise Maldonado, Rayna Rangel, Community Foundation member Martin Nava. Middle Row (L to R): Samuel Betancourt, Adriana Perez, Alejandra Vaca, Laura Freeman. Front Row: Community member Jeanette Jenkins.

RIBBON CUTTING: Cerritos Chamber and ABCUSD officials watch as the ribbon is cut at the Whole Child office on Studebaker Rd. in Cerritos.

The La Mirada City Council recently recognized seven graduating high school seniors who were recipients of the La Mirada Community Foundation scholarships. The students were selected for the scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement, and involvement in the community. Members of the La Mirada City Council presented Certificates of Recognition to all the scholarship recipients and congratulated them on their many accomplishments. The Bob Jenkins Scholarship named after a long-time community volunteer who also served as President of the La Mirada Community Foundation. The

recipients of the Bob Jenkins Scholarship were Samuel Betancourt, Annalise Maldonado, Adriana Perez, Rayna Rangel, and Alejandra Vaca. Laura Freeman and Ariana Oropeza received the Southern California Edison STEM Scholarship, which offers scholarships to students pursuing careers in Business, Computer and Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering Technology, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Physical Science. Since 2005, the Community Foundation has awarded $64,750 in scholarships to 71 high school graduates residing in La Mirada.

Home visitation program helps parents with children under three. BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Being a parent is far from easy. Some families have the good fortune to have older generations to turn to for advice, however many do not, be it lack of knowledge, accessibility or perhaps distance from loved ones. This is where ‘The Whole Child’ can step in. The Whole Child is a 62 year-old nonprofit organization that provides mental health, housing, parent enrichment and nutrition services to families in Southern California. The new facility located at 17315 Studebaker Road in Cerritos, is specifically a ‘home visiting’ office. The home visiting program has been about ten years in the making. In the beginning the program was very limited to a certain zip codes, socioeconomic status and school districts. Even back then the founders understood that a program was needed to provide services to all families. Through a partnership with the Department of Public Health, Whole Child has been able to expand their home visiting services, eliminating any geographic restrictions. If a family has a child under the age of three, and are struggling with anything, they can enroll in the Whole Child program. Parent enrichment services support the unique needs of infants and children through the age of five who are at risk of

developmental, psychological, behavioral, social or family challenges. They help educate parents and strengthen the parent / child bond to reduce risk of abuse, neglect or removal from the home by protective services. The educators receive over 200 hours of instruction. Nutritional services are available to help families adopt a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and physical activity with the Champions for Change / Healthy Communities Initiative. Services include nutrition education, smart lunchroom ideas and the promotion of physical activity. “We are a well kept secret and we need the community’s help in reaching out and removing the stigma of having someone come to your home” said Rocio Parra, Director of Birth to Five Program, “We want to teach everyone on how to be a first time parent.” The Whole Visitation Program has opened doors to build strong children. Under the First Five Program, only households in certain zip codes could be addressed, however, with this expansion, the Department of Health was given a task to respond to the Board of Supervisors instruction to open the programs to everyone with prenatal needs, in all zip codes, regardless of income, social or immigrant status, opening the program to 4,000 households. The Whole Child has become a powerful voice on behalf of those they serve. To find out more or how you can sign up for their programs contact the main office at 10155 Colima Road in Whittier or call 562.692.0383

LAKEWOOD COUNCIL VOICE OPPOSITION TO HOUSING BILL STAFF REPORT

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At their Tuesday evening meeting, the Lakewood City Council renewed its strong opposition to State Senate Bill 50 which would allow four-unit apartments on any single-family residential property in communities throughout the state, including in Lakewood. Within a quarter-mile of busy bus stops, there would be no limit to the number of apartment units that could be built on a single-family lot. In both cases, the proposed state law would prohibit cities from requiring more than one-half space of onsite parking per apartment unit. A four-unit building that might have two drivers in each unit would normally need eight or more onsite parking spaces, but the proposed state law would tell cities they could only require two onsite parking spaces. “Imagine that a four-unit (or bigger)

apartment building pops up next to your single-family home,” said Mayor Todd Rogers. “And there’s not nearly enough parking on site for everyone who lives there.” “The City of Lakewood is happy to support the construction of more apartment buildings and condos in our city,” said Rogers. “The city recently approved the building of a 72-unit condominium complex on South Street near Downey Avenue, but we required plenty of onsite parking and required that it be built in an area where its traffic and other impacts won’t conflict with single-family homes.” “But Sacramento then comes along with this one-size-fits-all solution that takes away a city’s local planning oversight on projects like this in the future. It’s an attack on single-family residential communities like Lakewood,” said Rogers.


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AT 103, LA MIRADA HEALTHCARE CENTER RESIDENT CELEBRATES 90 YEARS AS A DODGER FAN BY TAMMYE MCDUFF It was a beautiful California afternoon, with the sounds of organ music playing ‘Take Me Out To The Ball Game’ echoing through the halls, residents donned Dodger shirts and hats while staff wore Yankee gray uniforms. The smell of popcorn wafted in the wind and faint sounds of ‘hey batter, batter, batter’ could be heard from the patio. If you live in Los Angeles, more than likely you are a Dodger fan. There are all sorts of ways to show your loyalty to the team, however very few can confirm being a fan for more than 90 years. Jane Bayer is a resident of Imperial HealthCare Center in La Mirada and will celebrate her 103rd birthday this summer; she is without a doubt a true blue Dodger enthusiast. Alvin Luna, Director of Provider Relations for Imperial Healthcare Center told HMG-LCCN, “today we are celebrating Jane’s love of the Dodgers and we want to acknowledge her devotion to the game, affording her a luxury of life.� The Center wanted to give Bayer something special, so they put together a day of Dodger Blue. Luna added, “this whole game is just for her. We have signs outside and Dodger Blue balloons everywhere and even the game between residents and staff is to celebrate her long time loyalty as a Dodger fan.� Bayer is a darling, she is always smiling, very kind hearted and she acknowledges everyone that passes by. Her love for the team is immense having rooted

for them when they were in Brooklyn, “when I was a little girl I would turn on the radio and stay up until 2:00 am, just so I could hear the entire game, � admitted Bayer, “sometimes I would get in trouble because I would have to get up at 6:00 and go to school, but I didn’t care. I loved the Dodgers!� The Center turned the patio into a baseball diamond complete with a catcher, bases, even a popcorn maker. Residents were lined up in the make-shift dugout with Bayer first up to bat. The baseball was actually a beach ball and the bat was somewhat larger than life, but Bayer smacked the ball with all her might and made it to first base. Bayer moved from the east coast to Los Angeles and worked in the insurance field, “I worked 20 years in one place and 26 years at another insurance company. When I retired at 65, on my last day, I told my boss to take his job and shove it!� After retiring Bayer decided to travel, “I really liked Israel, and I went to Rome too. But I liked Israel the best. I went to that big wall, you could put messages in the wall and your wish was supposed to come true.� When asked if her request was granted, she said, “oh yes! But I can’t tell you what it was!� Born in Hartford, Connecticut and the youngest of eight children, Bayer recalls, “all my older siblings went to work, and I had to go to work with my Mother, she worked in a hospital. I guess her boss didn’t like that very much because s people came and put me in a home. I was there until I was 12. The one thing that

WEEKEND CLOSURE OF I-405 LAKEWOOD BLVD. RAMPS LONG BEACH - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to fully close the on-and off ramps on Southbound Interstate 405 (I-405) at Lakewood Blvd. over the upcoming weekend. Travelers are encouraged to plan alternate routes to Long Beach Airport. Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. to Monday, May 20 at 6 a.m.: Southbound I-405 Lakewood Blvd. on and off-ramps

Some closures may start and end later. All closures are weather permitting and subject to change. Additionally, motorists can check traffic conditions before they leave by visiting the Caltrans Quickmap. The work on I-405 at Lakewood Blvd is part of a $22.8 million stormwater project along State Route 22, Interstate 405 and State Route 91. Caltrans reminds drivers to be “Work Zone Alert� and “Slow for the Cone Zone.�

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ROOTED FOR BROOKLYN DODGERS: 103 year-old Jane Bayer with her uniform on gets ready to go out and celebrate Dodger Day at Imperial HealthCare Center in La Mirada. Bayer has cheered the Dodgers on for over 90 years, Bayer is also a fan of the Lamplighter. Photo by Tammy McDuff.

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Donelle Dadigan, President of The Hollywood Museum, along with an infamous lineup of stars including Lee Majors star of the Six Million Dollar Man, Burt Ward “Robin” from Batman, and Kenny Johnson creator of the Bionic Woman were all present May 14th for the grand opening of the Bionic Woman and Six Million dollar man opening night gala. “I know that all of you have come here this evening for some amazing exhibits,” said Dadigan, “there is so much exciting information we want to share with you!” Dadigan introduced television icon Lee Majors who also starred in the Big Valley and the Fall Guy saying “As we all know it is something to star in a ‘hot’ television series, but to play lead roles in three television classics, with tens of millions of followers worldwide is a Major accomplishment.” “This is quite an honor to be here this evening. I want to thank Donelle who has worked most of her life, putting her passion into this museum and making it what it is today,” said Majors, “I am so thankful that for the past 56 years I have had the opportunity to entertain fans around the world.” The Mayor of Hollywood, Mitch O'Farrell said “We are here to celebrate super heroes. As a huge fan of all of Lee Majors shows, I have a special certificate to commemorate this historic unveiling of Hollywood’s hottest heroes.” As he presented Majors with the certificate O’Farrell commented that the Bionic Woman and Six Million Dollar Man were an unstoppable duo and what the world needs today.

LEE MAJORS in front of the new exhibit at the Hollywood Museum. Due to a conflicting work scheduled Lindsay Wagner was unable to attend the unveiling, but sent word to the Museum saying, “Over 40 years ago the character of Jaime Summers literally jumped into my life. This role not only changed my life, but it helped change the image of women across the globe. I hope this tribute brings joy to all the visitors to the Hollywood Museum. It has been a privilege to portray such an iconic woman.” One of the only stars to appear in the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman, Peter Mark Richman was in attendance. Kenny Johnson was a screen writer and director of both television series, “It is hard to imagine that 45 years ago I came to California announcing ‘here I am, ready to write movies!’ Johnson said it was his good friend Steven Bochco that introduced him to Harve Bennett, who was the executive director for Majors show, “I gave him one of my scripts and he invited me to attend a meeting to toss around ideas for the Six Million Dollar Man.” It was Johnson who brought up the idea of adding a ‘bride of Frankenstein’ so to speak, “I told Harve,

we have this man with a super leg, arm and telescopic eye, don’t we need a female counterpart?” Johnson said he was sent to write it and came back three weeks later with a screen play. “Bionic Woman was the first series to show young women that you could be strong and beautiful,” comments Johnson. Special guest Leonard Maltin made a surprise visit “I love this museum and I love what Dee Dee has done to celebrate the nostalgia of Hollywood. Jimmy Stewart once said ‘the wonderful thing about movies, if you’re good, and God helps you … you’re lucky enough to have a personality that comes across, then what you’re doing is giving people little… tiny… pieces of time… that they never forget.’ This is what Lee has done, given us pieces of immortal time.” The Hollywood Museum houses over 10,000 authentic show business treasures that highlight over a 100 years of Hollywood history, from silent films and talkies, to Hollywood's Golden Era, the rebellious 60s, all the way through to today’s’ special technological advancements.

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Cerritos Library joins Smithsonian’s National Youth Summit on 'Woman Suffrage: The Ballot and Beyond' STAFF REPORT

Students connect past events with present-day issues

The Cerritos Library will participate in the annual National Youth Summit at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21 to mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of the House of Representatives’ resolution in support of the 19th Amendment for woman suffrage. The program will be held in partnership with the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian Affiliate museums. This year’s webcast, “Woman Suffrage: The Ballot and Beyond,” will be streamed online to allow middle and high school students across the country to examine the woman suffrage movement and its effects on woman-led activism today. The Cerritos Library is one of 11 Smithsonian Affiliate organizations hosting regional youth summits with local activists, scholars and youth. Suffrage was a long-lasting effort that has influenced American perspectives on woman-led activism, democracy and civic life today. The 2019 National Youth Summit will mark this 100-year anniversary by looking at woman suffrage as an example of how groups with limited political power have and continue to shape our democracy. Their contributions continue to inspire Americans to exercise their ability and right to make change.   “The Cerritos Library is proud to be a Smithsonian Affiliate and we appreciate the opportunity to present the

National Youth Summit and Regional Youth Summit for the benefit of local students,” said City of Cerritos Mayor Naresh Solanki. Students from Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Mayfair and Somerset High Schools and Las Flores Home Education Academy will attend the program. Since the program was launched in 2011, the National Youth Summit has engaged more than 60,000 live viewers and many more through viewings of past archived programs. This year, students participating in the National Youth Summit webcast will converse with a panel of scholars, activists and experts who will discuss changes in activism over time, power dynamics and democracy. These panelists include Dolores Huerta, American labor leader and civil rights activist, and Page Harrington, a public historian and former Executive Director of the National Woman’s Party at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. Professor and scholar Caty Borum Chattoo will bring her expertise to the stage from the American University School of Communications’ Center for Media and Social Impact. Finally, 12-year-old gun violence and social activist Naomi Wadler will share her fresh perspective on women’s activism in America today. The Regional Youth Summit hosted at the Cerritos Library will be presented immediately following the national webcast. The panel will be moderated by California State Librarian Greg Lucas. Rebecca Dolhinow, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Women

and Gender Studies, California State University, Fullerton will present information about student activism and what can be learned from the tactics of the suffrage movement. Michele Beal Bagneris, Esq., City Attorney, City of Pasadena, will discuss legal principles related to activism. Emiliana Guereca, Women's March Foundation Founder and Executive Director, will share her experiences with the foundation and the Women's March LA movement. United State Representative Linda Sánchez will provide a recorded message for the discussion. Following the Regional Youth Summit panel, Cerritos City Clerk Vida Barone, CMC, MPA will present information about how to register to vote. The League of Women Voters will provide voter registration services. The National Youth Summit was designed by the National Museum of American History to provide students with an opportunity to share their views and debate issues as part of a program that aligns with the National History Standards and Common Core Standards for Speaking and Listening. At the National Museum of American History, some 200 Washington public school students will have the chance to interact with the panelists. At Smithsonian Affiliate museums, approximately 500 students are projected to participate in events and watch the panel’s livestream. More than 4,000 students are signed up to watch from their classrooms across the country and contribute to the conversation with the live online chat feature. Teachers may

register a classroom for the webcast or access free, supplementary education materials for all ages at http://americanhistory.si.edu/nys. About Smithsonian Affiliations Established in 1996, Smithsonian Affiliations is a national outreach program that develops long-term collaborative partnerships with museums, educational, and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources. The long-term goal of Smithsonian Affiliations is to facilitate a two-way relationship among Affiliate organizations and the Smithsonian Institution to increase discovery and inspire lifelong learning in communities across America. More information about the Smithsonian Affiliations program and Affiliate activity is available at www. affiliations.si.edu. About the National Museum of American History Through incomparable collections, rigorous research and dynamic public outreach, the National Museum of American History explores the infinite richness and complexity of American history. It helps people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future. The museum is located on Constitution Avenue N.W., between 12th and 14th streets, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. For more information, visit http://americanhistory.si.edu. For Smithsonian information, the public may call (202) 633-1000.


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FUTURE HOUSING FOR CERRITOS COLLEGE STUDENTS?

HOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION on the corner of Barnwall and Studebaker. The College is reportedly in the early stages of buying the homes for students.

BY CARMELITA ISLAS MENDEZ On the corner of Barnwall St. and Studebaker Rd., one block north of Cerritos College, seven townhomes are being developed for what may be Cerritos College student housing, and maybe not. The townhomes are being developed by Dennis Huddleston who has worked on the project for the past five years, the owner is Barnwall Townhomes LLC. The seven homes are a very nice size, each having three bedrooms and three bathrooms and could house up to about 42 students. Huddleston said he is working with a non-profit organization which would be “buying the property for [Cerritos] College.” Cerritos College President Jose Fierro said that he could not confirm or deny that the property would be purchased for student housing and that the conversation is in the early stages. Some concerns with the acquisition of the property included the timeliness of buying property instead of investing it toward faculty and staff. Fierro said that even though there is concern there, the District is restrained in how funds are allocated. Fierro indicated the topic has been in

discussion among Board of Trustee members during the Board’s closed sessions, “It is very early still and yes there an interest and a very valid reason to buy and we are attempting to do that but the conversations are early and there are a number of variables that require the District to study its position to insure that we are doing the right thing.” Fierro continued, “Our budget comes from different places, so having money doesn’t necessarily mean that we have money to spend. Capital outlay can only be spent on facilities, renovations, updates, maintenance and so on. Our allocation of money comes earmarked for something specific and it is against the law for us to spend it on things that they were not intended for.” Huddleston said of the possibility of the District purchasing the property, “all the upgrades that the college is doing right now, they’re putting so much money into it and this is a great opportunity for the college and for students that need a place to live.” The homes remain under construction but will be finished soon. Huddleston said he hopes the District goes ahead with the purchase “because if not these beautiful homes will just be sold off.”

CITY OF NORWALK UNVEILS FIREWORK SAFETY CAMPAIGN As part of the City of Norwalk’s dedicated efforts to curb illegal fireworks activity and ensure the safety of the community during the upcoming Independence Day celebrations, the Public Safety Department recently unveiled a fireworks safety outreach campaign. The outreach campaign is a collaboration between the Norwalk Sheriff’s Department, LA County Fire Department, and the Norwalk Education Alliance, & includes an artwork contest open to elementary school students soliciting designs and personal statements highlighting the reason they say no to illegal fireworks. In addition, Public

Safety is coordinating the distribution of outreach posters to schools and local businesses to reinforce the message that illegal fireworks are not tolerateda. Individuals are held accountable for the discharge, possession or storage of illegal fireworks and are subject to fines of up to $1,500 for the first violation. An illegal fireworks hotline has also been reactivated upon the launch of the campaign. For more information, please contact Public Safety at 562-929-5732. To report illegal fireworks activity, please call 562929-5333.

LA MIRADA STUDENTS SHOW THEIR LOVE FOR TREES The La Mirada City Council recognized the winners of this year's "Love a Tree" Poster Contest at the Council meeting held on Tuesday, May 14. This year, over 400 local students from pre-schools, elementary schools, and middle schools submitted outstanding artwork for the "Love a Tree" poster contest. Posters were judged by the La Mirada Community Services Commission. Contest winners: Pre-K/KindergartenJordyn Johnson; Gardenhill Club Kindergarten 1st Grade Ina Yang; Heights

Christian School 2nd Grade Selena Park; Escalona Elementary School 3rd Grade Lina Maldonado; Gardenhill Elementary School 4th Grade Katelyn Burroughs; Escalona Elementary School 5th Grade Angeli Gonzalez; St. Paul of the Cross School 6th Grade Jeremiah Garret; Hutchinson Middle School 7th Grade Grace Reeves; St. Paul of the Cross School 8th Grade; Julia Flores; St. Paul of the Cross School Graphic Art; Emma Zambroski Benton Middle School; Recycled Material Brooke Medrano Foster Road Elementary School.


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JOHN GLENN HIGH’S DREAM FINALLY BECOMES REALITY AS SCHOOL USHERS NEW FOOTBALL STADIUM BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER The past and present of John Glenn High in terms of faculty, students, community and friends made their way to the school’s new on-campus football stadium and sports facility this past Tuesday for a grand opening ceremony. The new digs hope to bring in more students in the future as the Eagles are stepping up in their athletic facilities, which also include new baseball and softball fields, all of which will include all synthetic turf surfaces. Glenn principal Francisco Ramirez kicked off the event, welcoming several dignitaries and important people from the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District’s Board of Education, Norwalk City Council and Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, among others. “We are so thankful for the time, energy and passion that so many people have exerted to materialize what was once a dream into a historical chapter in the legacy that encapsulates the living spirit of our mighty Glenn Eagles,” Ramirez said as he opened the ceremony. “It’s definitely surreal,” said Glenn coathletic director Linda Parra. “I was talking to one of our security guards who has been at our district for over 30 years and I was like it’s unbelievable. This is ours. It’s pretty amazing.” Ground broke on the new football stadium and athletic fields nearly a year and a half ago as the school received $25 million out of the $375 million that the school district got from the Measure G bond that voters approved on Nov. 4, 2014. This will be the first time in school history that a fully equipped lighted football stadium has been on campus. The school was founded in 1962 and for over 50 years, the football team has played their home games either at Excelsior Stadium or at La Mirada High. Parra said she didn’t think something like this would happen when came to Glenn in 2001 because she never knew a bond that big would be passed in the community. “It’s really a community effort that this was passed in the city,” she said. “I cannot believe how quickly time has gone by, and we are here today for this landmark celebration,” said NLMUSD Superintendent Dr. Hasmik Danielian. Danielian went on to thank the ‘visionary leadership’ of the Board of Education who initiated the Measure G bond project as well as those who supported the bond’s passage. The football stadium will seat approximately 2,500 and at midfield is the school’s iconic ‘JG” logo. The words ‘John Glenn” in block letters are in the north endzone, which is blue with white lettering while the word ‘Eagles’ are in the south endzone. Every five yards of the field has alternating different shades of green and around the field is an all-weather track surface. According to Jesse Urquidi, Board of Education member and a Glenn alumnus

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who spoke at the ceremony, the stadium as well as the rest of the athletic field complex is the largest turf instillation west of the Mississippi River at 650,000 square feet. The first major event to take place on the new field will be the graduation on May 31 at 6:30 p.m. Southeast Academy will host drill competitions on the field and the Glenn football team will have its home opener on Aug. 23 against Savanna High. When asked when Glenn was going to have its first official football practice on the field, head coach Vince Lobendahn asked in a joking way, “can you hurry up?” “As soon as you get off, we’re on.” “It’s big for us,” Lobendahn said of the new stadium. “We’ve been in a high school that we have just felt a lot of big things negatively-wise and we’re thankful to be standing where we are today. Thanks to the City of Norwalk and their gratitude to us. They gave us and our students an opportunity to be competitive in the programs that we use.” Lobendahn added that one of the unique features of the stadium will be the lights and said that when people drive around looking for football stadiums, they find them by their lights. He said that the lights ‘directly only impact our field’ and that the community is happy because they won’t affect residents around the high school when they go to sleep. One of the highlights of the day, which came towards the end of the ceremony, was the recognition of the 2018-2019 boys wrestling team, which won the CIFSouthern Section Division 6 championship. Parra and co-athletic director Jack Brooks presented the team with a banner that had each of the wrestlers’ names. The team then walked around the track with the new banner. Other athletic teams and clubs also walked around the track at the end of the ceremony. A dedication plaque with the names of the NLMUSD Board of Education including Danielian and Estuardo Santillan, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, will be placed at the ticket booth. The past few years has been a learning experience, according to Parra. The athletic department has had to relocate its baseball, softball and track and field teams to other locations as well as its lower level football teams. “It’s definitely a collaborative effort,” Parra said. “This would not have happened if I didn’t have the support from my coaching staff and our players and parents going to board meetings and being part of it and showing how important this was to our community. That, eventually, is what really led to the lights being here.” “One of the biggest challenges we have as a community is lighting that spirit from within,” Ramirez said. “So, our kids have overcome a lot of challenges, they’ve overcome a lot of adversity. And having a facility like this gives them that opportunity to really focus on athletics as that means of overcoming all those challenges.”

communities to advance urban forestry efforts. The grant to Artesia is the second largest to be received by a city in this year’s award cycle, after only the City of Los Angeles. Work on this project will begin in the summer, and will take place throughout the next three years. The City will be working with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and other agencies to complete the project, and looks forward to bringing the benefits of this grant award to the community.

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CIF-SS DIVISION 7 SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALS :

WESTRIDGE COACH INTENTIONALLY WALKS WHITNEY'S TOP HITTER GENERA THREE TIMES, EDGES LADY WILDCATS FOR WIN BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER PASADENA-When you have only one player that has batted over .300 all season, an opposing pitcher will do whatever it takes to slow that player down. Whitney High pitcher Taylor Genera found out the hard way in what would be her final high school game. The senior, who will be attending Chaminade University in a few months, was intentionally walked all three times she came up to the plate. Without her hitting, the Lady Wildcats were handcuffed by the pitching of Westridge High’s Hailey Yoshida as the Tigers rallied for a 2-1 win in last Thursday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 7 quarterfinals. Whitney, the third place team out of the 605 League and ranked second in the division, ends its season at 15-9. “I don’t like it,” said Whitney head coach Luis Lavayen. “I don’t think it’s fair. We’re here to play ball, so let them play. But you have to do whatever you can to win a game. As you can see, we didn’t [intentionally] walk anybody; we let them hit. Even though you lose, you have to let them hit.” “Obviously I was mad that they were taking away that opportunity for me to help my team out,” Genera said. “But from the beginning of the game when [Westridge head coach Karen Hanselman] BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER TORRANCE-The Valley Christian High track and field program, with over 35 league championships to show for, was well-represented once again at last Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section Track and Field Championships. While the marks and times of five female athletes weren’t good enough to advance to the Masters Meet, two athletes finished within the top three in their respective events in Division 4 as well as the 4x400 relay team. The V.C. girls picked up 23 points and finished in ninth place out of 45 Division 4 schools. The Lady Defenders were led

GAHR HIGH senior Jazminn Parrish (right) leads Milana Malec of Woodbridge High in the 400-meter dash in last Saturday's CIF-Southern Section Track and Field Divisional Championships. Parrish had a time of 56.22, good enough for third place. PHOTO BY ARMANDO

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said she had already looked through my stats and she knew who I was, I knew they weren’t going to be very fair with me. After the first and second times they put me on base, I was already [thinking] this was going to be the rest of the game if I ever do come back up.” Hanselman, who admitted she had never seen Genera play before, said that their catcher, Deijah Bradley, has played with Genera and knows her strengths as a pitcher. Hanselman also said that “initially we were going to let her hit once and we just decided we didn’t even want to toy with that because, again that’s a player that deserves a lot of respect. And, if that’s part of the game, strategy, we’ll use it.” Both pitchers were completely stellar through the first five innings with no balls leaving the infield. Yoshida would intentionally walk Genera to lead off the top of the sixth inning and after a strikeout, a sacrifice from senior catcher Hailey Acosta advanced Genera. However, when she rounded second, she noticed no one was covering third and headed towards third where an errant throw allowed Genera to break the scoreless tie. Genera would be one of four players for Whitney to reach base. However, the other three never got past second base. “I was already thinking I had third base if I didn’t stop,” Genera said. “When they made the throw, I just took that as the opportunity to get that run.”

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WHITNEY HIGH senior pitcher Taylor Genera is all smiles as she approached home plate in the top of the sixth inning against Westridge High in last Thursday's CIF-Southern Section Division 7 quarterfinal game. Genera scored from second play following a throwing error. However, the Lady Wildcats fell to the Tigers 2-1. Genera led Whitney with a .481 batting average and 38 hits. She also got the decision in all 24 games, striking out 250 batters. “Her baserunning IQ is phenomenal and again, we just have nothing but respect for her” Hanselman said. “At that point, I did second guess myself for a minute thinking we should test her. But I stand

by the decision and again, she’s a smart baserunner and she did test us. Obviously, she came around with the first run, so we had to regroup and dig in.”

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GAHR, V.C. ATHLETES FINISH STRONG IN RESPECTIVE DIVISIONAL FINALS, WON’T MOVE ON TO MASTERS MEET by junior Olivia Vande Vegte, who came in second place in the discus with a mark of 116-05, a personal record which was almost six feet away from division champion Aleena Garcia of St. Paul High. “I’m happy because I’m a junior, so I have another year,” Vande Vegte said. “It was scary because most of these girls don’t have another year. So, I’m happy that [Garcia] could get it in her senior year. I’m really excited about next year, though.” Vande Vegte set a personal record of 112-02 on her first throw and was leading after everyone had their first throws. She increased her distance to 115-05 after the second throw and was still leading the other eight competitors. However, she threw a 101-06 on her third attempt while Garcia took the lead with a 122-02. This was the second straight year that V.C. has had success in the discus in the divisional finals. Last year, Gavin Fua won the discus and advanced to the Masters Meet while Jake Leue finished in second place. Fua also won the discus. “We’ve just had the greatest coaches the last few years,” Vande Vegte said. “Jake is our coach this year and Gavin comes too to help. They’re really more encouraging; making you feel like you have to go again. They’re excited for you when you do good. “Last week we just worked really hard,” Vande Vegte later said. “They just really encouraged me; consistently telling me how I can be better.” As for next season, Vande Vegte, who also plays basketball, already has a plan that will hopefully make her a division winner and good enough to move on to the Masters Meet. “I definitely want to weightlift more; I

didn’t weightlift at all this year because I play [other] sports than this,” Vande Vegte said. “So next year I’m just going to consistently weightlift and hopefully [Jake] will come back next year because that will help out too.” V.C. junior Emma Montenegro was an alternate but did not throw as all nine qualifiers showed up. In the 300 hurdles, V.C. juniors Kathryn Tamminga and Emma Spresney finished in third place and sixth place with times of 47.02 and 48.38 respectively. Those two were also part of the 4x400 relay team, along with freshmen Sophia Moreno and Karon Warren, that came in third place with a time of 4:03.97. Gahr High senior and Cal Poly Pomona commit Jazminn Parrish also had a strong performance in the 400-meter dash, claiming third place in Division 2 with a personal record time of 56.22. Unfortunately, it wasn’t good enough to move on to the Masters Meet. “I wasn’t scared, but I knew there was going to be [fast runners],” Parrish said. “I just wanted to show them what I have. I was then thinking, ‘no, let’s not show them what I have. Let’s beat the time’. I was thinking on improving on my time and not focus on other people.” Almost two hours later, Parrish ran in the 200-meter dash where she came in seventh place with a time of 25.40, which is slower than the 24.87 she ran the previous Saturday in the Division 2 preliminaries. “I think it was because I took a little tumble in the 400,” Parrish said. “I think if that would not have happened, I would have gotten a PR again because I was pushing for a PR there, too. “Very few people come from Gahr and

VALLEY CHRISTIAN HIGH juniors Kathryn Tamminga (#5) and Emma Spresney (#7) finished in third place and sixth place respectively in the 300-meter hurdles in last Saturday's CIF-Southern Section Track and Field Divisional Finals. Tamminga had a time of 47.02 while Spresney came in at 48.38. PHOTOS BY ARMANDO VARGAS, Contributing photographer succeed to state or Masters,” Parrish later said. “I feel like if anyone on the team, if they push themselves during practice… the motivation sometimes might not be there, but I have to motivate myself. It’s

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BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Downey residents met with former mayor and councilman Sean Ashton and Ted Bardacke Executive Director for Clean Power Alliance [CPA] at Vazza CafĂŠ to discuss new energy options on Saturday, May 11th. CPA is the new, locally controlled electricity provider in Southern California. They are a ‘community driven’ organization that believes in a clean energy future that is local, where communities are empowered and customers are given a choice about the source of their energy. The organization was established in 2017 to provide cost competitive electric services, reduce electric sector greenhouse gas emissions, stimulate renewable energy development, implement distributed energy resources, promote energy efficiency and demand reduction programs, and sustains long-term rate stability for residents and businesses through local control. Originally established as a

joint powers authority with unincorporated Los Angeles County, Rolling Hills Estates, and South Pasadena as founding members, CPA quickly grew to a coalition of 31 agencies. Clean Power Alliance is California's new, locally operated electricity provider for communities serving an approximate total of three million customers and one million customer accounts across 31 communities throughout Southern California including Downey, Hawaiian Gardens and Whittier, locally. One of the benefits of this new power company is that residents and businesses have a choice. CPA currently offers three rate options designed to suit the needs of communities. You have the opportunity to choose the percentage of renewable content that suits your business or family best. No matter what offering you choose, communities still share the clean power benefits. Lean Power: 36% renewable content at the lowest possible cost, with the added benefit of local management and control. Lean Power offers a 1-2% overall bill savings as compared to SCE’s standard rates. Clean Power: 50% renewable content

and the opportunity to support building a cleaner future, all at cost competitive rates. Clean Power offers parity (or 0-1% overall bill savings) with SCE’s standard rates. 100% Green Power: 100% renewable content and the opportunity to be an environmental champion and lead the way to a greener future! 100% Green Power is offered at a 7-9% overall bill premium to SCE’s standard rates and at least 5% less than SCE’s 100% renewable rate. “We ‘fill the wires’ with cleaner electricity that we have purchased,� says Bardacke, “And SCE continues to deliver your power, read your electric meter, send you one monthly bill, and provide the same maintenance and other services they always have.� Clean Power Alliance is a self-sus-

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Continued from page 10 In the bottom of the sixth inning, Genera hit Julia Valenzuela on the third pitch, then served up a triple to Yoshida down the third base line on a full count. Olivia Bulow then reached on an error with Yoshida coming home. “All it takes is one mistake,” Lavayen said. “That was a clean hit, so you have to give it to them.” Whereas Whitney has been led all season by pretty much one hitting threat, the Tigers had three in Bradley, Valenzuela and Yoshida, all of whom had combined for 51 hits, 54 runs and 42 runs batted in. As a team, Westridge had 92 hits, scored 110 runs and drove in 74 runs while batting .219. So, both pitchers were locked in throughout the early part of the game. Yoshida walked Genera and freshmen Keilani Alejandro before striking out Acosta. In the top of the third, Yoshida walked sophomore left fielder Lois Kim to lead off the inning and Genera after a pair of strikeouts. Two innings later, junior second baseman Susana Toscano reached on an error with two outs. “I didn’t think we were going to last that long because I know our team has a hard time hitting off faster pitchers,” Genera said. “So, holding them for that long, I was really confident after we had scored that one run.” Meanwhile, Genera had walked three batters through the first five innings and allowed an infield single to Mina Alvarado-Goldberg to begin the bottom of the third inning and another infield knock to Sonaya Vasquez-Wright the next inning in which the ball tipped off Genera’s glove. “Holy mackerel,” Hanselman said. “We cranked up our pitching machine yesterday just to try to get a piece of it because that’s the kind of pitching we’re used to. We have one pitcher, so we’re not able to have live pitching in practice most of the time. Taylor is an amazing pitcher and we went in with respect, but most of our players are so new to this sport they didn’t know to be afraid. So, they stood up there with poise and maturity that is unheard of for that young a team. I congratulate Whitney.” “Our girls feel intimidated half the time when they see somebody good,” Lavayen said. “I told them to just be loose; just play ball and have fun with it.” The game marked just the third one in 28 Division 7 playoff games in which it was decided by a run. The first round saw 11 games decided by 10 or more runs and three more in the second round. The Lady Wildcats, who won four games last season, have not been to the quarterfinals since 2000 and since 1998, have had only nine seasons of at least 10 victories. The 15 games won in 2019 were the most since 2012 and tied for third most since 1998. “I had a good time with them,” Lavayen said. “I didn’t expect to get this far, but we did. I don’t know what it’s going to look like next year.” “Even starting from the beginning of the season, I could see that the girls were just different from the last two seasons we had because in my freshman year, we did really good but lost in the first round,” Genera said. “The next two years I knew we lost people and it wasn’t looking too good. This year, some girls came [to the team] and they weren’t afraid to swing.”

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Continued from page 1 was chartered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation in April 2017, approving its by-laws in July 2017. Using his experience from Sweetwater, Ortiz structured the EREF to reap the maximum amount of money and benefits, registering himself as the Chief Executive Officer. He later installed his cronies as officers, creating a massive financial conflict of interest given his company was the Program Manager for the ERUSD bond. Registered as the agent for service was Dr. Roxanne Fuentes, who at the time was Interim Superintendent of ERUSD. Appointed Secretary was Christine Saavedra, a crony of Lara and Orosco, and by extension Pico Rivera Councilman Brent Tercero. Saavedra was an integral part of Lara and Orosco’s re-election campaigns and would eventually join the ER oversight “do-nothing” committee. The group passed the by-laws of the corporation including mandating the filing of the corporation with the State, registering the non-profit and filing with the IRS to obtain an employee identification number, EIN. Pay to Play 2.0? Within a few weeks, the EREF set up their website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account; soon after, the donations from interested parties started rolling in. It was the same cast of contractors that donated to the PAC that helped pass Measure ER, the Committee for Transforming El Rancho Schools, and the same cast of contractors that received business from Ortiz after ER was passed. BPI Inspection, CF Environmental (CFE) , and Dougherty & Dougherty Architects were on the list as well as a few other companies that worked with Ortiz before, including Saifco construction, who received $370,000 for construction work in July 2018 and LPA, who received $2.5 million in 2018. To mask the pay-to-play scheme, the foundation came up with the idea, admittedly concocted by Ortiz, to hold an “Inaugural Gala” celebration on Oct 13, 2017. Documents obtained by HMG-LCCN show that over $55,000 was donated specifically for the gala by contractors who have previously worked for Ortiz. And the donations came in just months before Ortiz would start handing out large Measure ER construction contracts. Alcohol on Middle School Campus The promotional materials found on social media pages indicated the gala would be held on the campus of ERUSD’s North Park Academy of the Arts Middle School on Durfee Rd. in Pico Rivera. The event was boldly billed as “a 21 and over event” with a cocktail reception, dinner, and face painting; tickets were a pricey $150 per person. And that statement might have the Office of the General Counsel of the Los Angeles County Office of Education launching an investigation; State law prohibits alcohol on public school campuses under the Business and Professions Code 25608, everyone who was at the gala and drank or sold alcohol is guilty. Sources who attended the gala confirmed alcohol was at the event. “Lara, Orosco and Ortiz said it was ok to have booze because it was in the evening and there would not be any children. Ortiz made all the arrangements, hired the entertainment, and the catering business. Lara and Orosco resented anyone else’s involvement...they kept saying it was their baby.” The promotional flyer for the gala showing a cocktail reception and dinner. HMG-LCCN obtained documents in-

SERVED ALCOHOL ON PUBLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS: EREF Board members at the gala from (l-r) Christine Saaverdra, ERUSD Board President Jose Lara, Superintendent Karling Aguilera-Fort, HPLE owner Jaime Ortiz, and ERUSD Board VP Gabriel Orosco. dicating that expenses for the gala totaled nearly $18,000; with $55,000 in donations that meant a sizable profit of $37,000, unheard of for a first year foundation event. According to the expenses obtained by HMG-LCCN, over $6,400 was paid to a caterer who’s name cannot be found using an internet search, $3,400 for party rentals, $2,000 was paid for the band, $1,100 for “signs,” $1,000 for a logo design, $750 for the event program, and $115 for the bartender. But no one would know where the money went because the EREF had not filed the proper financial documents with the state or with the IRS. EREF is a Shadow Organization 501(c)(3) companies are required to file statements of revenues, expenses, and operations with the IRS, in a non-profit’s case, the statement is called Form 990. A public records request to the ERUSD indicated that the EREF had not given the district a copy of their 2017 990 filed with the IRS, which was due in early 2018. More troubling, checking online using ERI indicated that the EREF did not have an EIN. An EIN is a unique identification number that is assigned to a business entity so that it can be identified by the IRS. A listing on the California Department of Justice's website showed the EREF was not registered. Lastly, the state Attorney General’s website confirmed that the EREF did not complete its non-profit registration, firing off a “Notice to Register” letter two weeks ago on April 25. HMG-LCCN asked Ortiz for the EIN, but he never responded. So not only did the EREF not register with the state or the IRS as required by law, the foundation did not file its IRS tax paperwork, this while profiting $37,000. Altered EREF Website in Desparate Attempt to Hide Fraud At the end of last week’s article, HMGLCCN indicated that the investigation was a multi-story series ending the story with the sentence, “Next week: The El Rancho Education Foundation.” That line apparently alarmed people involved in the ERUSD scheme, as only a day later the EREF website was materially altered. Fortunately, after the first article published, HMG-LCCN took pictures, otherwise known as screen shots, of all pages on the EREF website at elranchoef.org. The website at the time contained four pages: Home, About, Giving, and Contact Us. Under About was a page that listed Board Members of the EREF, and the list read like a who’s who of Ortiz cronies. Listed was current ERUSD Superintendent Karling Aguilera-Fort, Jose Lara, Gabriel Orosco, Jaime Ortiz and Christine Saavedra.

EREF Board members at the gala from (l-r) Christine Saaverdra, ERUSD Board President Jose Lara, Superintendent Karling Aguilera-Fort, HPLE owner Jaime Ortiz, and ERUSD Board VP Gabriel Orosco. But one day after the first article published, in a blatant move to hide the corruption and conflicts of interest, an administrator pulled the About page off the site, removing the list of the board members. The administrator also pulled the Contact Us page, leaving only the Home and Giving pages. Emails sent to Lara, Orosco, Ibarra, Aguilera-Fort went unreturned. Ortiz was asked several questions, but, similar to the Sweetwater scandal, he threw everyone under the bus. “I served as president in an event planning-focused role and resigned my position more than a year ago. The school district's then-Assistant Superintendent for Business Services was responsible for all the foundation's administrative and compliance obligations. For more information regarding the foundation's compliance status, contact the District.” HMG-LCCN asked Ortiz for the board resolution accepting his resignation along with Ortiz’ resignation letter, which is required by law to be placed in the minutes of corporate meetings, as of time of publication, Ortiz had not provided the documents.

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Continued from page 10 an individual sport; motivate yourself. If you have that push, you could still make it far.” In Division 3 boys pole vault, Artesia High sophomore Daniel Chung, who cleared the bar at 13 feet in last Saturday’s preliminaries, cleared at 12 feet, the beginning height for all nine competitors, but failed in his three attempts at 12-06. Four other area athletes plus the Whitney High 4x100 relay team were listed as alternates but did not compete and Whitney junior Ola Ogan, who had a mark of 16-03 in the long jump in last Saturday’s Division 4 preliminaries, was a no show. los cerritos community newspaper

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CITY OF CERRITOS STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO BIDDERS OF THE MODIFICATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT BLOOMFIELD AVENUE AND 166th STREET FEDERAL PROJECT NO. HSIPL-5325(017) PROJECT NO. 18401, BID NO. 1365-19 Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Cerritos, County of Los Angeles, State of California, hereby invites sealed bids for the following project: Project Identification:

MODIFICATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT BLOOMFIELD AVENUE AND 166TH STREET, FEDERAL PROJECT NO. HSIPL-5325(017), PROJECT NO. 18401, BID NO. 1365-19

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The work or improvement to be performed generally consists of modification of traffic signal, ADA ramp upgrades, and sidewalk removal and replacement.

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Office of the City Clerk, City Hall 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, First Floor Cerritos, California 90703 Bids must be marked: “MODIFICATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT BLOOMFIELD AVENUE AND 166TH STREET, FEDERAL PROJECT NO. HSIPL-5325(017), PROJECT NO. 18401, BID NO. 1365-19.”

All bids shall be made on the form furnished by the City and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time in the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, City Hall. Obtaining Contract Documents: A set of Contract Documents, including the plans and specifications, may be purchased at the Engineering Division of the City of Cerritos for $10.00 ($15.00 if mailing is requested). There will be no refund for return of the Contract Documents. Return of such documents is not required. Each bid shall be accompanied by bid security referred to in the Contract Documents and by a list of proposed subcontractors. Evidence of insurance, a performance bond, and a labor and materials bond as specified in the Contract Documents will be required prior to execution of the contract. In accordance with Public Contract Code section 22300, the bidder who is awarded the contract may substitute securities for retention moneys withheld by a public agency to ensure performance under the contract. The procedure and requirements for substituting said securities is set forth in Public Contract Code section 22300, which is incorporated by this reference as set forth herein. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or portions thereof, or to waive any informality or irregularity in a bid to the extent allowed by law. No bid will be accepted from a contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the California Business and Professions Code. The contractor must possess a license of the following classification at the time the contract is awarded (and must maintain this license classification through completion of the project): “A.” The bidder's attention is also directed to Section 7028.15 of the Business and Professions Code for further reference. Only a contractor registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to bid on public works contracts in California shall be permitted to submit a bid. Furthermore, only subcontractors registered with the DIR to bid on public works contracts in California shall be permitted to perform work or labor or render service under subcontract to the subject contractor. No contractor or subcontractor awarded work on this project shall appear on the federal or state debarment lists. This is a federally assisted construction contract. Federal labor standards provisions outlined in HUD-4010 form, including the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA), will be enforced. The applicable federal wage decision is the one in effect ten (10) days prior to bid opening; it is online at http://www.wdol.gov/wdol/scafiles/davisbacon/ca.html. In the event of a conflict between Federal and State wage rates, the higher of the two will prevail. The State wage rates are available online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD/index.html. Lower State wage rates for work classifications not specifically included in the Federal wage decision are not acceptable. The bidder’s attention is further directed to Section 9204 of the Public Contract Code regarding the claims resolution process for all public works projects. Any dispute or claim against the City under a public works project shall be processed in accordance with Section 9204 of the Public Contract Code and any other applicable law. By order of the City of Cerritos. Dated/posted/published: May 17, 2019 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/17/19 PUBLIC NOTICE - In accordance with Sec.106 of the Programmatic Agreement, T-Mobile West, LLC plans to upgrade an existing telecommunications facility at 18185 Dumont Avenue Cerritos, CA 90703 . Please direct comments to Gavin L. at 818-898-4866 regarding site LA03161B. 5/10, 5/17/19 CNS-3251928# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS

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NOTICE OF DIVIDED PUBLICATION Made pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code Section 3381 Pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code (R&TC) Sections 3381 through 3385, the Notice of Power to Sell Tax-Defaulted Property Subject to the Tax Col-lector's Power to Sell in and for the County of Los Angeles, 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 Revenue and Taxation Code Section 3361 Notice is hereby given that the following parcels listed will become Subject to the Tax Collector's Power to Sell on Monday, July 1, 2019, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, by operation of law. The real property taxes and assessments on the parcels listed will have been defaulted five or more years, except for:

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2517 $704.48 GONZALEZ, FRANCISCO G AND GARCIA, MARIA E AIN: 7011-009-073 2522 $21, 694.49 PATEL, PRAVIN LAIN: 7033-007-019 2523 $20, 611.40 PATEL, PRAVIN L SITUS: 17624 PIONEER BLVD ARTESIA CA 90701-4009 AIN: 7033007-020 2525 $40, 227.94 RMS LLC SITUS: 11658 ARTESIA BLVD ARTESIA CA 90701-3802 AIN: 7035-021-032 2526 $18, 130.32 RMS LLC SITUS: 11658 ARTESIA BLVD ARTESIA CA 90701-3802 AIN: 7035-021-033 2741 $476.31 LE, HANH AIN: 8016-025-033 2752 $2, 523.10 GRACE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH C/O ATTN: REV.ROBERT ROCKHILL SITUS: 12722 WOODS AVE NORWALK CA 906502823 AIN: 8048-011-035 2761 $556.45 LATHROP, MARY AIN: 8080-027-004

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PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN YEAR 2014 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENT, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 2518 $2, 875.35 PARKER, VIRGINIA SITUS: 16742 CEDARWOOD CIR CERRITOS CA 907032847 AIN: 7012-005-075 2519 $37, 157.52 HUANG, BEEN SITUS: 12760 CUESTA ST CERRITOS CA 90703-1149 AIN: 7012-015-003 2520 $22, 752.70 DEGNER, MARY TR MARY DEGNER TRUST SITUS: 18302 VICKIE AVE CERRITOS CA 90703-6165 AIN: 7028-018-001 2521 $3, 223.74 MELENDREZ, ARCHIBALD A AND RUTH SITUS: 18502 VICKIE AVE CERRITOS CA 90703-6167 AIN: 7028-019-021 2524 $30, 608.96 BELCHER, MARGARET J TR MARGARET J BELCHER TRUST SITUS: 11524 178TH ST ARTE-SIA CA 90701-3829 AIN: 7035-008-014 2527 $9, 978.20 MUNOZ, DEBRA E SITUS: 18330 DEVLIN AVE ARTESIA CA 90701-5726 AIN: 7040-009015 2528 $9, 232.54 CHEN, JOANNA C SITUS: 19522 GRIDLEY RD CERRITOS CA 90703-6717 AIN: 7050-013004 2529 $2, 846.29 ROSE, RICHARD H AND REBECCA A SITUS: 20002 CLARETTA AVE CERRITOS CA 907037851 AIN: 7056-006-008 2740 $3, 761.41 CARO, MARCELINO C SR AND CASTILLO, MARCELINO JR SITUS: 11711 GWYNNE AVE NOR-WALK CA 90650-1936 AIN: 8015039-020 2742 $22, 436.66 HELLAND, RAYMOND S AND MELINDA M SITUS: 11238 ORR AND DAY RD NORWALK CA 90650-7911 AIN: 8018-001-027 2754 $9, 213.43 BRUCKLER, ROBIN L SITUS: 13404 JERSEY AVE NORWALK CA 90650-3849 AIN: 8054004-011 2755 $5, 931.85 CASTILLO, RANULFO TR RANULFO CASTILLO TRUST SITUS: 13612 FLALLON AVE NORWALK CA 90650-3945 AIN: 8054006-011 2756 $668.12 SMITH, GLEN R SITUS: 12339 ROSECRANS AVE NORWALK CA 90650-5053 AIN: 8056018-036 2758 $3, 281.65 GAXIOLA, LORENZA SITUS: 14521 MARILLA AVE NORWALK CA 90650-5246 AIN: 8070-022-020 2759 $1, 122.20 REYNA, MARK SITUS: 14822 NORWALK BLVD NORWALK CA 90650-6005 AIN: 8072021-008 2760 $5, 322.25 FELIX, JOSE M AND FELICITAS SITUS: 11940 NAVA ST NORWALK CA 90650-6522 AIN: 8080-024-012

The Assessor's Identification Number, when used to describe property in this list, refers to the Assessors'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.

PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN YEAR 2013 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENT, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 2751 $29, 831.00 BEATTY, ERIC P RECVR CRAWFORD, BEAULAH DECD EST OF SITUS: 13137 AVONLEA AVE NORWALK CA 90650-3208 AIN: 8047-017-009

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 2012 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENT, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 2753 $1, 103.67 HERNANDEZ, ANGELA A SITUS: 10922 BELCHER ST NORWALK CA 90650-2536 AIN: 8050-016-018 CN960280 538 May 17,24, 2019

1. Nonresidential commercial parcels, as defined in R&TC Section 3691, which will have been defaulted for three or more years; 2. Parcels on which a nuisance abatement lien have been recorded, which will have been defaulted for three or more years; 3. Parcels that can serve the public benefit and a request has been made by the County of Los Angeles, a city within the County of Los Angeles, or nonprofit organization to purchase the parcels through Chapter 8 Agreement Sales pursuant to R&TC Section 3692.4, which will have been defaulted for three or more years. The Tax Collector will record a Notice of Power to Sell unless the property taxes are paid in full or the property owner initiates an installment plan of redemption, as provided by law, prior to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, on Friday, June 28, 2019, when the right to initiate an installment plan terminates. Thereafter, the only option to prevent the sale of the property at public auction is to pay the taxes in full. The right of redemption survives the property becoming Subject to the Tax Collector's Power to Sell, but it terminates at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, on the last business day before the scheduled auction of the property by the Tax Collector. The Treasurer and Tax Collector's Office will furnish, upon request, information concerning making a payment in full or initiating an installment plan of redemption. For more information, please visit our website at ttc.lacounty.gov. The amount to redeem the property, in United States dollars and cents, is set forth in the listing opposite each parcel number. This amount includes all de-faulted taxes, penalties, and fees that have accrued from the date of tax-default to the date of Friday, June 28, 2019. I certify, under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing is true and correct. Dated this 26 day of March, 2019.

JOSEPH KELLY TREASURER AND TAX COLLECTOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES STATE OF CALIFORNIA

PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN YEAR 2016 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENT, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 2513 $3, 127.16 PACIFIC LATIN AMER DIST COUNCIL OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD SITUS: 11910 ALONDRA BLVD NORWALK CA 90650-7107 AIN: 7009-011-029 2514 $1, 871.61 PACIFIC LATIN AMER DIST COUNCIL OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD SITUS: 11910 ALONDRA BLVD NORWALK CA 90650-7107 AIN: 7009-011-030 2515 $6, 069.16 MORENO, ERIK AIN: 7011-007-028 2516 $704.48 GONZALEZ, FRANCISCO G AND GARCIA, MARIA E AIN: 7011-009-071


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CITY OF COMMERCE PUBLIC WORKS AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES CITY OF COMMERCE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 534

4341 E. Washington Boulevard

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Commerce will conduct a public hearing on a request from T-Mobile for a Conditional Use Permit to allow the establishment of a new unmanned Wireless Telecommunications Facility that consists consists of a seventy-five (75) foot high monopole designed to resemble a pine tree within the City’s M-2 Zoning District. Per Section, 19.27.030 of the Commerce Municipal Code, building or ground-mounted cellular, personal communications service ("pcs"), or other wireless antennas are subject to the conditional use permit process. Said public hearing will be held before the Planning Commission of the City of Commerce in the Council Chambers, 5655 Jillson Street, Commerce, CA, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., at which time proponents and opponents of the proposed Conditional Use Permit will be heard. Per Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge this Conditional Use Permit 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 Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION Maryam Babaki Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/17/19 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 1005789-SP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s), business address(es) to the Seller(s) are: ACC SIAM LLC, 17620 BELLFLOWER BLVD, STE B108, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 Doing Business as: BELL THAI EXPRESS All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the Seller(s) within three years, as stated by the Seller(s), is/are: The location in California of the Chief Executive Office of the Seller(s) is: The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s) is/are: THE TACKLE BOX, LLC, 31753 CAMINO DEL MONTANA, CASTAIC, CA 91384 The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, GOODWILL, TRADENAME, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT AND COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE and are located at: 17620 BELLFLOWER BLVD, STE B108, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: GLOBAL ESCROW SERVICES INC., 19271 COLIMA RD., SUITE F ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA 91748 and the anticipated sale date is JUNE 5, 2019 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided.] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: GLOBAL ESCROW SERVICES INC., 19271 COLIMA RD., SUITE F ROWLAND HEIGHTS CA 91748 and the last date for filing claims shall be JUNE 4, 2019, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: 5-6-19 BUYER: THE TACKLE BOX, LLC LA2270185 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 5/17/19

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PATRICIA DELEON CASE NO. 19STPB03794 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of PATRICIA DELEON. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MICHAEL A. DELEON in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MICHAEL A. DELEON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/23/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 99 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner ERLINDA VASQUEZ, ESQ. - SBN 305769 OC ELDER LAW 619 N. HARBOR BLVD. FULLERTON CA 92832 BSC 216916 5/3, 5/10, 5/17/19 CNS-3247878# LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ILA C. SHAH CASE NO. 19STPB04086 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ILA C. SHAH. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CHUNILAL G. SHAH in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CHUNILAL G. SHAH be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/07/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 99 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner RICHARD O. BARNDT - SBN 160273 6265 GREENWICH DRIVE, SUITE 100C SAN DIEGO CA 92122 BSC 216975 5/17, 5/24, 5/31/19 CNS-3252772# LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER

CITY OF COMMERCE PUBLIC WORKS AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES CITY OF COMMERCE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HOME OCCUPATION PERMIT NO. 310 5423 East Village Drive NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Commerce will conduct a public hearing on a request for a Home Occupation Permit to allow the operation of a home office in conjunction with a life insurance business in the City’s R-1 (Single Family Residential) zoning district at 5423 East Village Dirve, Commerce, CA 90040. The proposed use will only deal with the administrative component of this business. Clients will not visit the residence and signage or advertising of the business will be prohibited from being placed on the subject site. Said public hearing will be held before the Planning Commission of the City of Commerce in the Council Chambers, 5655 Jillson Street, Commerce, CA, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., at which time proponents and opponents of the proposed Home Occupation Permit will be heard. THE PLANNING COMMISSION Maryam Babaki Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/17/19 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. 194162-CS (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: JEANNES MANOPPO, 16916 BELLFLOWER BLVD, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 (3) The location in California of the chief executive office of the Seller is: (4) The names and business address of the Buyer(s) are: CARMELLA THERESA LLC, 9815 WALNUT STREET, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT of that certain business located at: 16916 BELLFLOWER BLVD, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 (6) The business name used by the seller(s) at said location is: CAFÉ CAMELLIA (7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is JUNE 14, 2019, at the office of R ESCROW, 1205 E CHAPMAN AVE, ORANGE, CA 92866 Escrow No. 194162-CS, Escrow Officer CANDICE SILVA (8) Claims may be filed with Same as “7” above. (9) The last date for filing claims is: JUNE 13, 2019 (10) This Bulk Sale is subject to Section 6106.2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. (11) As listed by the Seller, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer are: NONE. DATED: MAY 6, 2019 TRANSFEREES: CARMELLA THERESA LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LA2270310 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 5/17/19 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 9553-JH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s), business address(es) to the Seller(s) are: CALIFORNIA PREMIUM DESSERTS, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, 11442 SOUTH ST., CERRITOS, CA 90703 Doing Business as: CREAMISTRY OF CERRITOS All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the Seller(s) within three years, as stated by the Seller(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s) is/are: IKN LLC, CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, 11442 SOUTH ST., CERRITOS, CA 90703 The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, AND EQUIPMENT, GOODWILL, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, LEASE, AND LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT and are located at: 11442 SOUTH ST., CERRITOS, CA 90703 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: DETAIL ESCROW, INC, 13737 ARTESIA BLVD. #105 CERRITOS, CA 90703 and the anticipated sale date is JUNE 5, 2019 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided.] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: DETAIL ESCROW, INC, 13737 ARTESIA BLVD #105 , CERRITOS, CA 90703 and the last day for filing claims shall be JUNE 4, 2019, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. BUYER: IKN LLC, CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LA2269068 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 5/17/2019 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 19-42364-SP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the Seller(s)/licensee(s) are: WLC ONE INC., 13337 ARTESIA BLVD., CERRITOS, CA 90703 Doing Business as: KOKIO CHICKEN All other business names(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the Seller(s)/licensee(s), is/are: The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s)/applicant(s) is/are: L & JEE LLC, 13337 ARTESIA BLVD., CERRITOS, CA 90703 The assets being sold are generally described as: ALL STOCK IN TRADE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, GOODWILL, TRADENAME, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, AND COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, AND ABC LICENSE and is/are located at: 13337 ARTESIA BLVD., CERRITOS, CA 90703 The type of license to be transferred is/are: 41-549327 ON SALE BEER AND WINE-EATING PLACE now issued for the premises located at: The bulk sale and transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: TEAM ESCROW, 6025 BEACH BLVD, BUENA PARK, CA 90621 and the anticipated sale date is JUNE 11, 2019 The purchase price of consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $230,000.00, including inventory estimated at $1,800.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH $230,000.00 It has been agreed between the Seller(s)/licensee(s) and the intended Buyer(s)/transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dated: WLC ONE, INC., Seller(s)/Licensee(s) L & JEE LLC, Buyer(s)/Applicant(s) LA2268165 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 5/17/19


MAY 17, 2019

To advertise call 562-407-3873 NOTICE INVITING BIDS FOR Norwalk Boulevard Street Improvement Project Project number: 2019-05

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Artesia, California (“City”) invites sealed Bids for the Project. The City will receive such Bids at City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California 90701 up to 12:00 p.m. on June 5, 2019, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. All Bids must be made on the form furnished by the City. Each Bid must be submitted in a sealed package addressed to the City Clerk with the Project name and Project number typed or clearly printed on the lower left corner of the package. Bids must remain valid and shall not be subject to withdrawal for sixty (60) calendar days (“Days”) after the Bid opening date. INCORPORATION OF STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS The 2015 edition of "Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction" (“Standard Specifications”) as amended by the Contract Documents, is incorporated into the Contract Documents by reference.

OBTAINING BID DOCUMENTS Bidders may obtain free copies of the Plans, Specifications and other Contract Documents online by visiting the City website. Potential Bidders may also obtain the Contract Documents for the Project at Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California 90701 for a non-refundable fee of $25 per set, or $35 per set if mailed. The City must receive payment before the Contract Documents will be provided. FACSIMILE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS Bidders shall supply the City Clerk with a facsimile number and email address to facilitate transmission of Addenda and other information related to these Contract Documents. If the Addenda and other information are emailed, the City shall also send all documents by facsimile or U.S. Mail. Failure to provide such a facsimile number and email address may result in late notification. The City does not guarantee that it will provide any information by facsimile, email, or both. A Bidder shall be responsible for all Addenda regardless of whether Bidder received any such fax or email, and a Bidder shall have no recourse due to not receiving such facsimile, email or both. REGISTRATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS In accordance with Labor Code Sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, no contractor or subcontractor shall be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, unless currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions for bid purposes only under Labor Code Section 1771.1(a)].

LIQUIDATED DAMAGES Liquidated damages shall accrue in the amount of $250 for each Day that Work remains incomplete beyond the Project completion deadline specified in the Contract Documents. [SIGNATURE PAGE FOLLOWS] BIDDING PROCESS The City reserves the right to reject any Bid or all Bids, and to waive any irregularities or informalities in any Bid or in the bidding, as deemed to be in its best interest. By:

_____________________________ City Clerk

PREVAILING WAGES In accordance with Labor Code Section 1770 et seq., the Project is a “public work.” The successful Bidder (“Contractor”) and any Subcontractors shall pay wages in accordance with the determination of the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) regarding the prevailing rate of per diem wages. Copies of those rates are on file with the Director of Public Works, and are available to any interested party upon request. The Contractor shall post a copy of the DIR’s determination of the prevailing rate of per diem wages at each job site. This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR.

NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FY 2018-19 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROJECT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CITY OF COMMERCE, referred to as “CITY”, invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids at Commerce City Hall in the Office of the City Clerk, 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce, California 90040, up to the hour of 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Late proposals will not be considered. 1.

BID DOCUMENTS: Electronic files of the Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents are available for download on the City website at: http://ca-commerce.civicplus.com/bids.aspx Hard copy of the bid package will not be mailed.

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MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING: None.

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SCOPE OF WORK: The work to be done consists of furnishing all labor, materials, tools, equipment and incidental for the rehabilitation of various locations Citywide. Improvements include AC coldmill, AC overlay, AC pavement removal & construction, full depth reclamation, restoration of traffic loops, traffic striping, traffic legends, arrow markings, and other work as shown on the bid documents.

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LOCATION OF WORK: The project work will be along sections of Garfield Ave., Triggs St., Sheila St., Greenwood Ave., and Gage Ave.

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SCHEDULE OF WORK: In accordance with the Standard Specifications, and/or as may be provided for within the herein Special Provisions, after notification of award and prior to start of any work, the Contractor shall submit to the Engineer for approval its proposed Construction Schedule. At a scheduled date prior to commencement of work, the Contractor and all subcontractors shall attend a pre-construction conference at the City Hall.

Total construction duration is 64 working days.

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ESTIMATED COST OF WORK: Estimated cost for Base Bid Schedule is in the range of $2,400,000.

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BID BOND: Bids must be accompanied by a bid bond, made payable to the City of Commerce for an amount no less than ten percent (10%) of the bid amount.

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CONTRACTORS LICENSE: Contractor shall have a valid California General Contractor License, Class A, General Engineering Contractor, at the time of award and during the performance of the work.

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FEDERALLY FUNDED PROJECT: This is not a Federally Funded Project.

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CALIFORNIA PREVAILING WAGE Bidder agrees to comply with California Labor Code Sections 1771, 1775, 1776, 1777.5,1813, and 1815 to the performance of its work on this project. Specifically, the Bidder agrees to: 1. Pay all workers not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for work of similar character in the locality in which the public work is performed. 2. Pay all workers not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for holiday and overtime work fixed as provided in this chapter. 3. Adhere to the compliance measures outlined in LC 1775(b) for any second tier subcontractors that the contractor chooses to use on this project. 4. If requested, submit certified payroll records to the City on a weekly basis. Records shall be provided no later than 5 days following the last day of each workweek. 5. Comply with the applicable requirements and joint apprenticeship standards as required by LC 1777.5.

BONDS Each Bid must be accompanied by a cash deposit, cashier’s check, certified check or Bidder’s Bond issued by a Surety insurer, made payable to the City and in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total Bid submitted. Personal or company checks are not acceptable. Upon Contract award, the Contractor shall provide faithful performance and payment Bonds, each in a sum equal to the Contract Price. Before acceptance of the Project, the Contractor shall submit a warranty or maintenance Bond that is valid for one (1) year from acceptance, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Contract Price; in lieu of that Bond, the Contractor may submit proof from the Surety that the performance Bond has been extended for the appropriate duration of time. All Bonds must be issued by a California admitted Surety insurer using the forms set forth in the Contract Documents, or in any other form approved by the City Attorney. Failure to enter into the Contract with the City, including the submission of all required Bonds and insurance coverages, within fifteen (15) Days after the date of the mailing of written notice of contract award to the Bidder, shall subject the Bid security to forfeiture to the extent provided by law.   REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION If you discover any error, omission, ambiguity or conflict in the Project Plans or Specifications and wish to have a clarification, please fax or email your request for clarification to the City Clerk such that it is received by him or her no later than ten (10) Days before Bid opening. Requests for clarification received after this date will be disregarded. Please indicate the Project and Project number in your request for clarification. INSURANCE AND WARRANTY The Contractor shall provide insurance in accordance with Section 7-3 of the Standard Specifications, as modified by the General Provisions. In addition, the Contractor shall guarantee and warranty all Work against defective workmanship and materials furnished by the Contractor for a period of one (1) year from the date the Work was completed and accepted by the City. LICENSES Each Bidder shall possess a valid Class A, C-12, or C8 Contractor’s license issued by the California State Contractors License Board at the time of the Bid submission, unless this Project has any federal funding, in which case the Contractor must possess such a license at the time of the Contract award. The successful Contractor must also possess a current City business license. RETENTION SUBSTITUTION Five percent (5%) of any progress payment will be withheld as retention. In accordance with Public Contract Code Section 22300, and at the request and expense of the Contractor, securities equivalent to the amount withheld may be deposited with the City or with a State or federally chartered bank as escrow agent, which shall then pay such moneys to the Contractor. Upon satisfactory completion of the Project, the securities shall be returned to the Contractor. Alternatively, the Contractor may request that the City make payments of earned retentions directly to an escrow agent at the Contractor’s expense. No such substitutions shall be accepted until all related documents are approved by the City Attorney. TRADE NAMES OR EQUALS Requests to substitute an equivalent item for a brand or trade name item must be made by written

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TRENCHING If the Project involves the construction of a pipeline, sewer, sewage disposal system, boring and jacking pits, or similar trenches or open excavations, which are five (5) feet or deeper, then each Bidder must submit, as a Bid item, adequate sheeting, shoring, and bracing, or an equivalent method, for the protection of life or limb, which shall conform to applicable safety orders. This final submission must be accepted by the City in advance of excavation and must include a detailed plan showing the design of shoring, bracing, sloping, or other provisions to be made for worker protection from the hazard of caving ground during the excavation Work. If such plan varies from the shoring system standards, the plan shall be prepared by a registered civil or structural engineer.

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request submitted no later than five (5) Days before the Bid submission deadline. Requests received after this time shall not be considered. Requests shall clearly describe the product for which approval is requested, including all data necessary to demonstrate acceptability.

SCOPE OF WORK The Project includes, without limitation, furnishing all necessary labor, materials, equipment and other incidental and appurtenant Work necessary to satisfactorily complete the Project, as more specifically described in the Contract Documents. This Work will be performed in strict conformance with the Contract Documents, permits from regulatory agencies with jurisdiction, and applicable regulations. The quantity of Work to be performed and materials to be furnished are approximations only, being given as a basis for the comparison of Bids. Actual quantities of Work to be performed may vary at the discretion of the City Engineer.

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Contractor shall complete and sign non-collusion affidavit form and all other required forms included in the specifications. By order of the City Council of the City of Commerce, California

LENA SHUMWAY, City Clerk Dated:

May 13, 2019 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/17/19

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 9554-AK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the Seller(s)/Licensee(s) are: RAMI E ZAKOUR AND ROBER ALASHKAR 22429 BLOOMFIELD AVE., HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 Doing Business as: GREEN BIRD LIQUOR All other business names(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the Seller(s)/Licensee(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s)/Applicant(s) is/are: RANYA WALEED JARJES AND SENAN SAEED JARJES 22429 BLOOMFIELD AVE., HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 The assets being sold are generally described as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, GOODWILL, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, AND ABC LICENSE and is/are located at: 22429 BLOOMFIELD AVE., HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 The type of license to be transferred is/are: 21-OFF-SALE GENERAL LICENSE #598411 now issued for the premises located at: SAME The bulk sale and transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: DETAIL ESCROW, INC, 13737 ARTESIA BLVD. #105 CERRITOS, CA 90703 and the anticipated sale date is JUNE 21, 2019 The Bulk sale subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. The purchase price of consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $115,000.00, including inventory estimated at $50,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH $115,000.00, TOTAL $115,000.00 It has been agreed between the Seller(s)/Licensee(s) and the intended Buyer(s)/Transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dated: MAY 8, 2019 RAMI E ZAKOUR AND ROBER ALASHKAR, Seller(s)/Licensee(s) RANYA WALEED JARJES AND SENAN SAEED JARJES, Buyer(s)/Applicant(s) LA2268444 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 5/17/2019


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LAKEWOOD PAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION AMBASSADORS SELECTED The Lakewood Pan American Association chose 10 Lakewood students as recipients of its annual scholarship awards program. Current high school seniors who live in Lakewood are eligible, regardless of where they go to school. Scholarships range from $500 to $1,500 and are provided to help pay future college or trade school costs. This year's winners are:

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Nicole Burgos (Mayfair H.S.) Olivia Galvan (Saint Joseph H.S.) Haily Gonzalez Esparza (Artesia H.S.) Matthew Martinez (Ernest McBride H.S.) Mackenzie Munguia (Lakewood H.S.) Mikaela Munguia (Lakewood H.S.) Alice Oum (Mayfair H.S.) Ciara Orpilla (Lakewood H.S.) Mark Szekrenyi (Valley Christian H.S.) Tyler Stibal (Mayfair H.S.) Scholarship recipients served as Pan American Ambassadors during Lakewood’s week-long celebration of Pan American friendship in early May. Since the scholarship program began in 1999, more than $155,000 in financial aid to students has been provided.

MAY 17, 2019

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