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In March of this year, the Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens, as well as all other casinos, closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the closure of the casinos hit the L.A. area hard, costing over 10,000 jobs and millions in tax revenue and philanthropic dollars. In Hawaiian Gardens alone, the Gardens Casino contributes over $1 million per month, 74% of the city’s revenue; the city of Bell Gardens generates approximately $13 million from their partnership with the Bicycle Hotel & Casino, which is 44% of the General Fund; Commerce City Manager Edgar Cisneros recently told HMG-LCCN that the Commerce Casino generates over $2 million per month for the city. The casinos also give hundreds of

Hews Media Group has learned that Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is co-sponsoring a bill that would place Central Basin Municipal Water District, a public agency with elected officials, into receivership. It is a brazen bill, the embattled agency is being prevented from operating properly by the very Directors who were appointed by Garicia’s AB 1794, passed in 2016. Normally when a company is put into receivership it is in dire financial straits, that is not the case with CB. CB has $9 million in reserves, the agency owns the building it operates from, which is worth upwards of $8

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ENGAGING the houseless encampments began at sunrise on the morning of May 20th. Bulldozers were brought in to move accumulated debris. Those seeking enrollment into New Hope were able to keep personal items. Photo by Tammye McDuff. BY TAMMYE MCDUFF The new Bellflower anti camping laws began being enforced the morning of May 20th in compliance with the Martin v. Boise case that challenged Boise's enforcement

of its Camping and Disorderly Conduct Ordinances against persons experiencing houselessness—those who need to sleep in public in the absence of adequate housing or shelter.

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City will realize at least $8 million loss in revenue.

the start of summer with barbecues and trips to the beach, but social distancing and the fear of the reappearance of CoVID19 kept summer commemorations toned down or cancelled. However here in the Gateway Cities area our City Councils held subdues events to honor those men and women who served and never returned

Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has learned that the Commerce City Council voted to remove themselves as party to a lawsuit against Central Basin Municipal Water (CB) and its current board members Leticia Vasquez, Art Chacon, Martha Camacho-Rodriguez and Phil Hawkins. Aleshire-Wynder, attorneys for the petitioners, are attempting to overturn the CB Board vote that appointed Vasquez as president and Chacon as vice-president, and hand serial sexual harasser Bob Apodaca and his two cronies, Joshuana “John” Oskoui and Dan Arrighi, the officer appointments. Other parties to the lawsuit include the cities of Lakewood, Paramount, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, and Whittier. The city of Downey is also participating despite the fact that Oskoui is the Assistant City Manager of Downey, while also an appointed Director on the CB Board under Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia’s AB


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BY BRIAN HEWS There were fireworks once again at last week’s Cerritos City Council meeting, and for no reason; Cerritos, with Mayor Naresh Solanki at the helm, is looking more like the old days in Hawaiian Gardens when Barry Bruce was mayor of the city yelling at anyone who did not agree with him. Mayor Solanki, who clearly does not like Councilmember Frank Yokoyama, shut down Yokoyama’s line of questioning concerning the city-owned Mullikan building with a series of angry questions. Yokoyama inquired about the appraisal of the Mullikan building, which the City Council voted to execute during

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HONORING: from (l-r) La Mirada Councilman Anthony Otero, Mayor John Lewis, Mayor pro tem Ed Eng and Councilman Steve De Ruse at the city's Veterans Day event. Photo by Tammye McDuff. BY TAMMYE MCDUFF It was a Memorial Day unlike none we have celebrated since its official inception in 1971. There were no parades, there were commemorative speeches, and most of us observed this day in quiet subdued reverence. Memorial Day weekend is traditionally


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NORWALK FLORIST OWNER Gary Murphy - a top floral designer - with Shawnie Hartley, who has worked for him for more than 10 years. Murphy keeps his business open thanks to a PPP government loan, and income generated during Mother’s Day. His store front is closed until COVID-19 restrictions lift, but he is taking online and phone orders. Photo by Laurie Hanson

BY LAURIE HANSON Behind every business surviving COVID-19 are real people and their stories. For two Norwalk small businesses it is about keeping a labor of love alive and having faith in customers shopping locally. “This business is literally my life,” said Norwalk Records owner Richard Sneed, who worked the business for 53

years, and was involved with since he was 14 years old. In 1959, he went to work for a couple who owned a small record shop in an open-air market located on the corner of Firestone Boulevard and Studebaker Road. He worked at the business then named Auction City until age 20, until he drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in the Vietnam War. “When I got discharged, I returned to

the record shop to let them know I was back only to discover they were divorced and that the husband moved to the Bay area,” said Sneed. He explained that eventually he married the divorced wife, Lillian, and took over the record store in 1967. They operated the business together until she passed in 2012. Lillian was well known and respected within the Hispanic community, and hundreds from all walks of life attended her services including former Norwalk Mayor Cheri Kelly. Low rider cars and motorcycles paid tribute to her lining the roadways at Forest Lawn in Cypress, recalled Sneed. After and since then, he has kept Norwalk Records going with the help of a handful of employees. But recently he was forced to lay off his workers and close the store due to COVID-19. He now solely operates the business online and by mail order. Fortunately, his online sales tripled this year, which enables him to almost breakeven. Through being a former ambassador and member of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, Sneed applied for a loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA), and for a grant to help keep his business going. He contacts the SBA every two weeks to see what, if any, funds might come through. He looks forward to reopening his store, bringing back his employees and is committed to do everything he must to keep his customers safe and his livelihood going.

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NORWALK RECORDS OWNER Richard Sneed is pictured holding a photo of his late wife, Lillian, with whom he built his life and business with since 1967. Though his retail store is closed now due to COVID-19, he runs it online and by phone until he can open reopen.

Of the business that’s given him so much Sneed said, “I have had a job that I love, and to quote Kenny Rogers, ‘I have never had to work a day in my life.’” Norwalk Florist owner Gary Murphy, who has been in business for the last 14 years, knew from the start of the “Safer at Home” orders that there would be a significant financial impact upon his business. It caused him to temporarily close his doors. “With no way of knowing how long this would last, I worried how I wouldn’t be able to continue paying rent and utilities without any income coming in,” he explained. “I immediately started applying for emergency loans and grants with several different Institutions.” Though the application process was complicated, Murphy’s persistence paid off and he was able to secure a PPP loan during the second round of the government’s stimulus package. When Governor Newsom lifted statewide restrictions on florists, it proved critical to the survival of wholesalers and retailers in the industry, said Murphy. He explained that the time leading up to Mother’s Day and the holiday itself are the most important in terms of industry’s generated sales and financial income for the entire year. “This year [for Mother’s Day], many more [customers] decided to have flowers delivered rather than going to curbside pick-up,” he said. Murphy’s online sales tripled, much like Norwalk Record’s online orders during the crisis. His telephone delivery orders were also significantly higher than last year’s, too. “The funds [PPP loan] came through just in time for Mother’s Day,” he said. “I was able to call back my furloughed employees and employ others temporarily.” By tightening finances, according to Murphy, Norwalk Florist will make it through the next few months, but beyond that their future remains uncertain. However, he is optimistic that they will get through much as they did during the Great Recession in 2008, through the support loyal customers that decide to shop a local small business. Norwalk Records and Norwalk Florist look forward to serving their customers both now and in the future. For more information about Norwalk Records, please call 562-864-3415 or visit online at www. Orders can be placed online Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and picked up curbside. To place orders with Norwalk Florist, please call 562-863-4478 or visit online at

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DONATION: from (l-r) Downey Councilman Alex Saab, Elks Lodge President Kevin Kendall and Mayor Blanca Pacheco are joined by Elks Lodge members during the donation event for the Senior Meal Program. Photos courtesy of Downey Elks Lodge.

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF The Downey Elks Lodge 2020 Donated $1,000 to help feed the senior citizens in the community that have been affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic and are having a difficult time getting groceries and meals. The donation to the Senior Congregate Meal Program will provide the funding needed to continue meal distribution. “This generous donation will help provide meals to local seniors during these difficult times and it is moments like these that remind us how much

our residents care for each other,” commented Councilman Alex Saab. The Elks Lodge also gave a $1,000 donation to The Learning Center [TLC] to help feed the children and families that have also been affected by the virus. “A very big thank you to Kevin Kendall and to all of our Downey Elks Lodge 2020 members for helping our community,” said Mayor Blanca Pacheco. Kendall in turn applauded the Mayor and city council for ensuring that the senior community and all Downey residents are receiving the help needed during this crisis.

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CERRITOS CITY HALL TO REOPEN JUNE 1 BY APPT. ONLY Cerritos City Hall will reopen to the public on Monday, June 1 by appointment only. All Los Angeles County Department of Public Health safety protocols will be followed and enforced including physical distancingand wearing cloth face coverings. To ensure the safety of patrons and staff, the following safety measures will be implemented. The City has: • Required that everyone wear a cloth face covering before entering City Hall.  • Required employees to enter City Hall via a designated employee-only entrance to avoid unnecessary contact with the general public. • Posted signs at the main entrance of City Hall stating that anyone with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 should not enter the building. • Designed a queuing system with clearly designed floor decals to ensure individuals maintain at least six feet of separation. Congregating in waiting areas is not permitted. • Provided hand sanitizing stations and visible signage reminding individuals to maintain physical distancing. • Implemented controlled public access to all public service counters to ensure at least six feet of separation between individuals.  • Installed temporary physical partitions at all public service counters.  • Implemented a telephone appointment system for scheduling meetings with staff at City Hall. • Implemented contactless payment options via credit card for services and fees. • Implemented online public service delivery options for the processing of

applications and issuing permits. • Provided a cloth face covering for each staff member. Disposable gloves will also be available for staff. • Required every employee to wear a cloth face covering before entering City Hall. The covering must be worn when providing assistance to the general public and while in common areas within City facilities, including restrooms, hallways, public areas, and when more than one person is in an office or meeting space. • Scheduled custodial staff to conduct cleaning and disinfection of all common areas, restrooms, counters, door handles and other high touch points on regular intervals during business hours. Custodial staff will also complete an additional round of disinfection at the end of each work day. • Recommended that all employees regularly disinfect (at least once prior to the start of their shift) their personal work areas including keyboards, computer mouse, telephones and desktops with the City-provided disinfectant. • Provided hand sanitizer in all public and work areas for use by the general public and employees.  • Implemented physical distancing at all employee workstations.  • Encouraged phone and online meetings to maintain physical distancing. • Prohibited sharing of personal equipment, including desks, chairs, telephones, pens, computer keyboards, the computer mouse and other office equipment. • Implemented alternative service delivery methods such as online servicerequest forms and applications and payment methods. 


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SENATOR BOB ARCHULETA (far left) with Mayor Blanca Pacheco, city council and American Legion Post 270 at Downey Memorial Cemetery. Photo courtesy Office of Senator Bob Archuleta.

HELPING OUT: (from l-r) Rachel Luiz, Kalei Souza and Robert Soria of Learn 4 LIfe begin to organize the food donations for pick up on Friday May 29th.

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Learn4Life is a network of non-profit public schools that provides students personalized learning, career training, and life skills. Each school is locally controlled, tuition free, and gives students the flexibility and one-on-one attention they need to succeed. Hews Media Group has covered numerous drive through food distributions in the last few months, but we decided to take a look at behind the scenes and all that goes into organizing a food donation. Kalei Souza, Community Liaison for Learn4Life / Downey invited HMG to visit the collection site on Tuesday, May 26th “We wanted to focus on being a community resource and food distribution partner for our students and their families as well as the community in general.” It is such a challenging time, Learn4Life wants to continue their outreach as a platform for the community, making people aware of the resources available and helping to feed families. “We have been incredibly fortunate to have the partners that have agreed to participate,” added Souza, ”Norms has allowed us to use their parking lot, they are giving us coupons and food items and Brackens Kitchen in Garden Grove graciously donated all of our fresh fruit.” Waste Not / OC donated canned items,

Senator Ling Ling Chang’s office from the 29th District, donated hand sanitizer and the Anaheim Police Department is donating their time to help with traffic control. Robert Soria, a teacher with Learn4Life Downey is in charge 43 students, all from different groups and backgrounds such as parenting mothers and those in the foster system. “It is difficult enough for some of our students to maneuver through a day and no one should be without food, so today I am picking up the fresh food from Brackens Kitchen – pineapple, boxes of raisins, apples and oranges.” Student Relations Manager for Orange County and the city of Downey Rachel Luiz added, “We decided we should hold a food and resource fair for our community, I had participated in other organizations and thought we needed to plan one for our kids who may be struggling.” This is the first food distribution for Learn4Life, but it will not be the last. As a bonus they have acquired baby items such as diapers [in all sizes] formula, wipes, limited sanitary items and toilet paper. Learn4Life will accept donations up until Friday, May 29th at the school headquarters, if you wish donate items please contact Kalei Souza at jsouza@

ARTESIA CEMETERY staff honor vets with a wreath, which was donated by the LA County Supervisors. Cemetery Director Tony Mendoza (3rd from left) with staff, Mendoza's wife and ABC Board VP Leticia Mendoza (3rd from right) also attended.

THE MEMORIAL DAY FLYOVER featured D-Day Squadron aircraft C-53 D-Day Doll of the Commemorative Air Force’s Inland Empire Wing (IEW), leading fellow squadron aircraft C-47 Flabob Express, C-47 Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber and C-53 Spirit of Benovia. Also joining the squadron was C-47 What’s Up Doc of the Palm Springs Air Museum, Condor Squadron’s T-6s. Photo courtesy Britt Dietz.

home. La Mirada City Council dedicated a wreath at the eternal flame for those who died in service to our county. Mayor John Lewis said, “in this time where we are unable to meet in large crowds, City Council wants residents to know that we honor those men and women who served our country with honor, the fallen who gave all. These people must be remembered on this special day – we do not forget the price of freedom and liberty.” Senator Bob Archuleta joined with the City of Downey and Mayor Blanca Pacheco, along with City Council and American Legion Post 270 at Downey Memorial Cemetery. “Although our current public health crisis changed the way we remember and pay respect to our fallen men and women, it did not and will never cause us to forget,” stated Archuleta. Although Artesia Cemetery was open to visitors, there were posted regulations restricting any large gatherings, enforcing social distance measures and face masks.

The Board of Trustees placed a wreath in front of the Veterans Memorial. “The virus will not stop us from commemorating Memorial Day and all who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf,” said Lakewood Mayor Todd Rogers. Due to the pandemic the city of Lakewood could not safely hold their traditional gathering at Veterans Memorial Plaza in Del Valle Park. The event typically brings in 1,000 visitors. However, Lakewood did work hard to create a special ‘virtual’ alternative this year that celebrated the many veterans that reside within the city and a look back at years past with historic recollections by council members. A special flyover was held at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital. A squadron of WWII war birds flew over Southern California for “Operation SoCal Strong” saluting veterans and healthcare workers. The flight started over Loma Linda Medical Center and the 90 minute flyover reached the VA Hospital and the Queen Mary then ended at Chino Airport.

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CERRITOS OPTIMIST AWARD YOUTH APPRECIATION SCHOLARSHIPS BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Optimist Clubs recognize local youth for their efforts in the arts, athletics, academics and community service year round. Youth Appreciation is the perfect opportunity for Optimists to make a difference in their community and demonstrate the Optimists’ commitment to young people. Even though a national stay-at-home initiative was in place, the Artesia / Cerritos Optimist recognized local high school seniors for being good students as well as contributing to their school and community. Each year Optimist International holds a catered banquet complete with an awards ceremony, plaques and scholarships. The banquet was cancelled for 2020, but students were still recognized with an official letter and a $200 scholarship. Youth Appreciation projects are intended to make students feel vital and highlight their positive contributions to

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society. Gary McHatton who was in charge of this year’s banquet told HMG, “ There are always those students who receive awards for highest grades, scholastic achievement or best athletic performance. We recognize those students who have improved the most over the course of a school year. They too deserve to receive scholarship recognition.” Five high schools participated this year, the winners were: Alondra Esparza, Artesia HS; Nicole Blue, Cerritos HS; Isabel Romero, Gahr HS: Branden Ellis, Valley Christian High; Stephanie Aguilar, Tracy HS and Aaron Widjaja, Whitney HS. Since 1956, this program has given Optimist Clubs the occasion to work with youth toward the common goals of education, career development, physical well-being and community service. Youth Appreciation is designed to encourage a greater exchange of ideas between young people and adults. Youth Appreciation offers Optimist Clubs the opportunity to make a community impact. This is one of the organization’s most popular programs, with more than 2,000 clubs participating last year. For more information visit www.

CERRITOS WATER QUALITY REPORT AVAILABLE The City’s Annual Consumer Confidence (Water Quality) Report is available on the City’s website at cerritos. us/ccr2019.pdf. The report indicates that Cerritos water meets all state and federal standards. State and federal laws require printed or electronic distribution of the waterquality information to everyone served by the City’s water utility. The report

describes the City’s stringent water tests, which are conducted more frequently than required by the State Health Department. The Consumer Confidence Report provides detailed test results and explains the City’s water supply, which flows to customers through a system of wells, reservoirs, mains and pipes. For more information, call the Water Division at (562) 916-1223.

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VEGAS CASINOS, THEME PARKS UNVEIL PLANS TO REOPEN BY BRIAN HEWS Theme parks in Florida and casinos in Las Vegas will reopen in June and July, with state and company officials promising “a safe product,” this as the U.S. passes the grim milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths. California theme parks, including Disneyland, Universal Hollywood and SeaWorld San Diego, have not yet been given permission to reopen. A Florida task force on Wednesday approved reopening plans from SeaWorld and Walt Disney World in Orlando. Pending final approval from Gov. Ron DeSantis, SeaWorld will open June 11 and Disney World will reopen the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11. DeSantis previously signed off on Universal Orlando’s plan to reopen on June 5. In a sign of what is to come here in So. California, guests and staff will be required to pass temperature screenings before entering the park and wear face coverings. Disney World will also introduce a new ticket reservation system that will require patrons to book in advance. “We’re anxious to provide a really safe product and optimistic that people will follow the procedures, but we’ll have plenty of signage and plenty of reminders,” said Marc Swanson, the


interim chief executive of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. In Florida, more than 2,300 people have died from COVID-19, according to the state’s health department. In Nevada, Gov. Steve Sisolak signed off on the reopening of casinos on the Las Vegas Strip starting June 4. “We’ve taken every precaution possible,” Sisolak said Tuesday. “I don’t think you’re going to find a safer place to come than Las Vegas.” The reopenings come as state and local governments attempt to balance public health concerns with the desire to restart their economies, particularly those fueled by tourist dollars. As of this week, 2.1 additional people filed for unemployment, which is now almost 40 million. The economy contracted 5% in the first quarter, according to government reports. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said states should be cautious as they reopen, and that new spikes in cases won’t be evident right away. “The effect of spreading is not going to be seen for two, three and maybe even more weeks,” Fauci said. He encouraged Americans to continue taking precautions, including wearing masks. Fauci also expressed optimism that a coronavirus vaccine could be available for distribution by the end of 2020. “I still think that we have a good chance, if all the things fall in the right place, that we might have a vaccine that would be deployable by the end of the year, by December and November,” Fauci said.

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As temperatures continue to rise, vector control experts stress the need for the public to take preventative steps against mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus, which can cause debilitating illness and death to humans as well as birds, horses and other wildlife. Twenty percent of people infected with West Nile virus will exhibit flu-like symptoms, and one in 150 people infected will require hospitalization. There is currently no cure or vaccine for the virus. The Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District (GLACVCD), a local government and public health agency dedicated to reducing populations of public health vectors and preventing human infection associated with mosquito-transmitted diseases, has issued the following tips to stay safe. •Eliminate standing water around the home. It takes as little as five days for mosquito eggs to hatch into biting adults. •Many children play sports or are outdoors from late afternoon to the evening hours, when mosquitoes are most active. Anyone outside during these hours should wear long-sleeved shirts and pants and use insect repellent containing DEET, Picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus. •To help West Nile Virus surveillance and control efforts, report dead birds at For more information, call GLACVCD at (562) 944-9656 or visit

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SHELBY GT500 quickly became known as ‘the King of the Road,’ this one cruised the car parade that was held for Lieutenant Colonel Sam Sachs' 105th birthday. BY TAMMYE MCDUFF By 1968 the Ford Mustang had become one of the most popular cars in the U.S. It was affordable, available in different body styles, sported and a brand new engine and enjoyed a tremendous success. When an upgraded new version was fitted with larger exhaust manifolds the Shelby GT500 quickly became known as ‘the King of the Road’. Under the long hood was Ford’s most powerful engine for the 1968 year – the 428 Cobra Jet. The 7.0 liter V-8 packed about 400 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque once it rolled off the assembly line and revved up 5,600 rpm’s and one of these beauties is cruising the streets of Lakewood. HMG met long time Lakewood resident Miguel Delgado last month at the vintage car parade that was held for Lieutenant Colonel Sam Sachs 105th birthday. Delgado’s pristine 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 stood out not only because of its rarity but also for the PPE that owner and car were wearing. When Delgado was just a young man he fell in love with Ford Mustangs “I had been looking for a Mustang in the old car magazine ‘The Car Trader’. I was looking in the magazine and found

a listing for three Shelby’s. One was completely taken apart and stored in boxes; one had been chopped up and the third was still in one piece … she looked bad and had not been taken care of but I bought her for $5,500 in 1983. It was a lot of money for me then but I am so glad I have her now!” “I would work on the car now and then, I was young, I got married and had kids,” said Delgado,”I would get out and just drive it and took my time fixing things here and there.” It wasn’t until a co-worker told him that the car was worth well into six figures that he began to take the restoration seriously. He took his time to research and search for original parts, showing the car for the first time – fully restored – in 2010. “I am very fortunate to have three unusual vehicles. I alternate between the Mustang, a cougar and an LTD every week to run errands. I always get looks and comments.” Very few Mustangs are as rare as the 1968 Shelby GT500 KR. With only 1,200 units built in less than a year the ‘King of the Road” is definitely a show stopper. Very few engines have managed to reach the heights of the Cobra Jet, but thanks to dedicated collectors like Delgado, we can still enjoy an outstanding muscle car nearly 50 years later.

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Roger Ryan was a resident of Cerritos for 52 years. He passed on April 27 at 3:32 am. He was 97 years old and very proud of his long life which he attributed to a good diet and exercise. He used to walk his dogs twice a day around Cerritos Park East, and when he was younger, he walked two to three miles a day. He and his wife, Marian, (married 62 years), raised two children here -- son, Shawn and daughter, Kathy. Roger was a very talkative, friendly person and made many friends on his walks. He was very proud of his family and wouldn't miss an opportunity to tell his neighbors and friends about them. His grandchildren Melanie, Amanda, Tanner and Brooklyn and great grandchild, Aubree, were often his topics of conversation, too.

MERGING FAITH AND HEALTHCARE BY TAMMYE MCDUFF “The church has not been closed, it has been conceptualized,� said Pastor David Newman of Neighborhood Life Church in La Mirada. There has been much discussions and even lawsuits over whether or not the church is considered an essential business. Churches and other houses of worship were ordered closed to the public on March 19th. Since then many have adjusted by holding virtual services, while a few have recently resumed inperson services in violation of the order. California Governor Gavin Newsom said last week that the state would issue guidelines by Monday, despite President Donald Trump's insistence that churches be allowed to reopen immediately for in-person services. “The difficult part is trying to follow all of the mandates,� said Newman, “It is hard to maintain normality when everything the government is asking pastors to do is not normal and vague. We are trying to simplify the rules and make it as compliant as possible.� A group of pastors and ministers called Gospel Centered Churches for La Mirada meet on a monthly basis to discuss the guidance mandates for churches and other houses of worship in California and how they can safely reopen amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the guidelines, places of worship must limit attendance to 25


May 11-17 There was 40 part one crimes reported, up from 22 the week before; 2020 running average stands at 28.2 per week, down from the 2019 average of 33.2. Miscellaneous crimes were 11, up from 3 the week before; 2020 running average is 7.6, down from 8.8 in 2019. Alarm calls were 32, down from 33 compared to the week before; 2020 running average is 39.7, down from 47.9 in 2019. Calls for service were 265, up from 259 compared to the week before; 2020 running average is 267.5 calls per week down from 317.2 calls in 2019. Residential Burglary 13300 Blk. South St, ATM, None, victim said "you can't have money." Other Burglary 13000 Blk South St., Theft, Wallet, gold ring 13200 Blk Sutton, Theft, Iphone unlocked veh. 10800 Blk 166th, Theft, Play station, multiple items 17400 Blk. Arloura, Theft, Tailgate from truck 16400 Blk Manning, Business, 3 boxes Disposable masks 13200 Blk. Fabrica, Business, 110 boxes hand sanitizer 13200 Blk Piuma,Business, Car parts Grand Theft Auto 12700 Blk Moore, GMC Van, Not recovered 19600 Blk Alidia, Nissan, Recovered 16300 Blk Piuma, Trailer, Not recovered Vehicle Burglary

PASTOR DAVID NEWMAN was preaching in a parking lot when it began to rain. His wife Brianna brought the umbrella so he could continue. “She's always by my side," said Newman.

percent of building capacity or 100 attendees, whichever is lower, “What exactly does that mean?,� asked Newman, “If you only have 25 in your congregation does that mean you can only meet with six of them at any given time?� “It’s as if we are living in the time of the Book of Acts, the fifth book of the New Testament which tells of the founding of the Christian church and how they had to meet in quiet places and in secret.� 11400 Blk Yearling, Acura, Drill, checkbook 13500 Blk Village, Mercedes, 150 eyeglass frames 17700 Palo Verde, GMC, Golf clubs, wallet 19600 Blk. Georgina, Honda, Window smashed, veh reg. 19600 Blk. Ibex, Hyundai$12 in quarters 13000 Blk. Espinheira, Toyota, Tools 16500 Orchard Flat, Toyota, Backpack, tools 18900 Blk. Vickie, Honda, Backpack, tools 16000 Blk. Moorbrook, Nissan, Window smashed, handbag 16000 Blk. Arthur, Trailer, Window smashed, clothing 11200 Blk. Acoro, Dodge, Bed cover., hats


May 18-24 The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has noticed a recent uptick in catalytic converter thefts. Catalytic converters are desirable for their expensive precious metals such as platinum, palladium & rhodium. Please review the notice below to help protect your vehicle. For more information click here or if need to report a catalytic converter theft please contact the La Mirada Community Sheriff's Station at (562) 902-2960. Notable Arrest • The La Mirada SAO Team arrested three individuals for their involvement in recent auto thefts in the area. Robbery • A suspect was arrested after having robbed a location on the 15100 block of Rosecrans Ave. No injuries were sustained during the incident. • Two suspects used force to steal


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Newman’s congregation, for the current time is still meeting by Zoom, they have also established a ‘Ministry of Presence’, where he and other pastors will ‘gear up’ and visit members. “We wear our masks and gloves and if those that we are visiting with don’t have personal protective equipment then we can supply that. We will read the bible together or pray with them – or simply sit and listen to their concerns. We have even taught some of our older members how to use Zoom.� “We can’t hold service in a park or a public space, we can’t come together in those types of places and it becomes difficult to know where we can meet.� HMG received a call from a minister just a few days ago and he admitted that his church didn’t have ‘a plan’ and was unsure of what the future of his congregation would be like saying “How is not okay to meet in April, but it is okay to meet in May?� “There is a lack of clarity and a looming sense of insecurity�, added Newman, “Some cities you can have service in your parking lot and others you can’t. Every city is different and there is not one narrative as to an opening process. There is no projected timeline.� Then there are guidelines for visitor capacity and staggered visitation times at funerals, wakes, and weddings. “And what about the religious practices of shrouding bodies of those who have passed, there are different guidelines for those who have died from COVID19, according to the Center for Disease Control,� Newman remarked. "We've been working throughout the


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of problems in a lot of the programs to the lack of the multi-sport athlete or the abundance of walk-on coaches who have come and gone. One of the bright spots recently has been the move to the 605 League and getting away from the powerhouse schools like Bellflower High, La Mirada High and Mayfair High. Cruz calls moving to the new league a ‘blessing’ and he added that it has leveled the playing field for schools like Glenn. “Granted, it’s going to be up to coaching,� Cruz said. “But as far as the quality of the athlete, across the board, we’re about the same. I don’t look at Artesia and see the monsters anymore. I don’t see that at Cerritos. Now, you’re going to see better functioning teams, maybe a higher level-thinking team than some other schools. But we’re not having to beat the quality athletes that we were in the Suburban League. I think that gives us a better chance. That’s all you can ask for.�


Glenn had finished either in sixth place or last place in the Suburban League a combined 10 times since 2000. But since moving to the 605 League, it has gone 12-10, won the league last season and advanced to the playoffs twice. Before that, the last time the Eagles had played a postseason game was in 2002. The last two seasons have also produced the lone winning seasons the program has seen in over 20 years.



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“We’ve worked hard in bringing in a few coaches and we really believed some of those coaches would stick around and move our program forward,� Cruz said. “It just didn’t work out that way. Coaches would see themselves getting a head coaching job at another school before they were interested to continue being the head coach at our school. They all used it as a stepping stone for another school, and that hurt our program.� When the new season begins, Cruz will become the ninth coach the program has seen in the past 20 years. Two of the previous coaches lasted one season each. But the program was beginning to become more respectable under the leadership of Vince Lobendahn, whom Cruz is replacing. Lobendahn was Glenn’s head coach for the past six seasons and won 21 games. To put that into comparison, the program had won 23 games from 20042013 under five different head coaches. “Switching leagues, I think, brought

our football program back from the dead,� Cruz said. “Vince did a good job bringing our school talent in. The last couple of years, the league really helped. I really thought we were going to go far [in the playoffs] this past year. “Even though we were league champs this [past] year, it didn’t feel like a big success,� he continued. “The kids were excited they were league champs, but it still felt like we didn’t go over that hump until we win a playoff game. This is my 20th season here and we have yet to win a playoff game in football.� Glenn is 3-8 lifetime in playoff games with all three wins coming in the 1970 season when it fell to Temple City High 14-7 in the CIF-Southern Section Division AA championship game. Cruz says the trouble with the program over the years was keeping the players around to stay at Glenn for more than a year or two. Numbers-wise, Cruz calls the situation at Glenn “slim pickings� and says the school has a low enrollment compared to other schools, and to find the athletes inside those numbers is difficult. As for the immediate future, Cruz says the upcoming freshmen class is a ‘tight-knit group’ with a committed 15 players that he thinks will be very successful by the time they become seniors. “They have talent,� he says. “Even though they weren’t really successful in their freshmen season this past year, they do have a lot of talent and we were enthused about approaching this

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The 90s ended with former head coach Patricia Frazier getting her team to the second round of the playoffs. Since then, the program has been to the playoffs four times, all first round losses, with just two winning seasons. Frazier stepped down in 2006 and there have been seven head coaches the past 14 seasons with Cruz taking over from 2008-2013. “Glenn always has one or two good athletes on the volleyball team, and they need the three or four to be successful as a team,” Cruz said. “There’s always a missing ingredient, though. When I was coaching, it was determination. None of those girls were determined to be successful. They were just happy to be out there, or happy to be on the team and happy to be playing. They didn’t have that killer instinct.” Although the program has finished above fourth place just once in the past 20 years, Cruz sees better times ahead with current head coach Daniel Reyes in charge. He won 11 matches last season, the most the program has seen since the 2002 team went 12-7. With 134 wins since 2000, this is the school’s third winningest program, not including wresting, in which overall records are not available. “I’m really excited for the girls volleyball program,” Cruz said. “I think Reyes is doing a great job. The last couple of years, I just think he’s found his niche and he’s going to stay there and have success the next couple of years. The girls really like him, he’s really motivated, and he has good help underneath him. I think we’re in a great position. I like that [we switched leagues], so we no longer play those giant girls anymore. We still have Cerritos, but they’re not La Mirada or Mayfair. It’s not three or four powerhouses we’re playing anymore; it’s just the one. I think you’ll be seeing us in the playoffs in the next few years.”


These are two of several unpopular programs on the campus with girls tennis winning 47 league matches since 2002 and not finishing above fourth place. Cruz cites the turnover of coaches as a key problem for the lack of success over the past 20 years. “We’ve always looked to Joe [Parra] to be our coach and we can’t find a coach,” Cruz said. “We fall back and ask him just to donate time when he can, [or] to teach somebody to be the coach. It’s always been a backburner support for us. It’s never been a, ‘we’ll, let’s get a team and win’. It’s always been, ‘let’s just field a team so we can represent our school’. I don’t know if we’ve ever had a player with their own individual coach like you see at other schools.” Cruz doesn’t know why that is, but the school is constantly getting athletes from other sports and trying to convert them to play tennis. It’s even worse for cross country, which has had a revolving door with coaches over the past 20 years and because of that, has been unable to field a full team for the most part for league cluster meets. Cruz said it’s hard enough to recruit people to run and run competitively. “With the rotating door of coaches that we have out there, it’s tough to get continuity,” he said. “It’s tough to get the


Cruz says this is another program in which the school is fortunate that it switched leagues. When the school was in the Suburban League, its highest finish was fifth place, and that came in the 20002001 season. The program has failed to reach the .500 mark, and has one doubledigit win season (10-17), which came in 2006-2007. “It was difficult to play against the O’Bannon’s and the Harden’s and the Williams’,” Cruz said. “It seemed the other schools…La Mirada, Mayfair and Artesia were always getting really quality athletes and it was tough for our school that we’re always getting one or two 6’ 4” guys. The best basketball team we had had to go up against James Harden and Malik Story.” Current head coach Ruben Guerrero has been at Glenn for four seasons, compiling an overall mark of 14-89. No other person has coached at Glenn for more than four years in the past 20plus seasons and when Darin Elisaldez oversaw the program from 2007-2008 to 2010-2011, he went 14-86. “He’s built a reputation at the school where everyone knows he’s a hard worker and everyone knows he’s going to get stuff done,” Cruz said of Guerrero. “It’s just a matter of time before he starts seeing a little bit more success. He does teach the boys quality fundamentals, so I just think it’s a matter of time.” The program’s lone playoff berth in the past 20 seasons came in 2014 when it applied as an at-large team despite a 7-20 overall mark and 1-11 in league play.


With 222 wins since the 2000-2001 season, this ranks at the top of the list of the schools’ programs. The team consistently went to the playoffs under former head coach Richard Drake, the dean of the Suburban League in his time, and went to the postseason six times in the 12 seasons that co-athletic director Linda Parra oversaw the program. Now, Guerrero is in charge, putting himself in the rare category as being the head coach for a school’s two varsity basketball programs. Guerrero has won 32 games in three seasons whereas the previous six seasons, Glenn won 33 games. “Again, that’s his work ethic and his dedication to the team,” Cruz said. “He’s put in countless hours with those girls. Up until we were ordered to stay at home, he was already getting ready for this upcoming season, having them lift weights [and] getting them to work on shooting fundamentals. He pays the price and it’s just a matter of time before students to come around for him.” The best of the past 20 seasons for the program came in the 2006-2007 season when that team went 23-5 and won the Suburban League. Two seasons before that, the Lady Eagles advanced to the quarterfinals. But since then, there have been four playoff trips, one of them getting to the second round. “Linda had the same type of work ethic and she was just fortunate enough to get those twins at our school,” Cruz said. “That is an example of what I had mentioned earlier of that [we had] a good group of girls, a good group of kids sticking together and when they get to Glenn, they produce the success. Besides Brandi and Champign [Hood], they had two other really talented players on their team; [former head coach] Christina [Hernandez] being the leader and Brandi and Champign producing all the points. But we miss that type of group coming through our school. I think we had it this past year. We had four or five committed girls on Ruben’s team and that’s the reason we’ve seen some success from the

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This is one of four programs at Glenn that has won a league championship in the past 20 years. Even though the program has spent most of the time either in fifth place or sixth place, it has had some success every now and then. This past season, head coach Hugo Enciso-Rojas guided the Eagles to their first playoff trip since 2012 and the team finished in second place in the league, its best finish since winning the Suburban League to cap off the 2001-2002 campaign. “Hugo, I think, has done a good job of getting the quality athletes to play soccer,” Cruz said. “Glenn has always had good athletes for soccer. But the problem is getting them on the team. Grades, interests, playing on so many other teams…that they didn’t have time to play for the school team. I think that’s why you’re seeing success.” Before Enciso-Rojas took over the program prior to the 2017-2018 season, there had been nine head coaches and four trips to the postseason, three of them coming during the Carlos Miramontes era, who had coached until 2005. Cruz said with the other coaches, there would be players walking through the hallways who were neighborhood soccer stars who would not play for the team. As an athletic director, Cruz would be extremely frustrated watching them walk through the hallways. He thinks the program is headed in the right direction and that there will be several trips to the playoffs in the near future because Enciso-Rojas has built the program from the ground up.


Even though the program has been a laughingstock for the past 10 years or so, there was a brief time when it was competitive. From the 2005-2006 season to 2007-2008, former head coach Jennifer Naumann compiled a 38-26-2 record and went to the playoffs twice. Since then eight other coached have combined to win 22 games with every season ending with a sixth or seventh place finish in league. “Besides their record, there’s no real hard times on campus,” Cruz said. “You wouldn’t know that they’re struggling by the way [the players] are walking around campus. But it’s pretty bad. It’s one of those where I watch our girls and we just don’t have the athletes that the other schools have.” The program has seen four different head coaches in as many seasons and there have been five winless campaigns in the past 20 years. In fact, the program has not won a league contest since 2012. Cruz added that the program has never been able to keep the same group together for multiple years like the boys program has. He cites that the girls can’t seem to get along with each other as well as with the coaches and it’s been a problem every year. “Coaches that have had success with the girls are the hard-nosed, real extremely disciplined coaches,” Cruz said as far as turning the program around. “The girls on our campus need them. They need the Frazier’s; the rough coaches who are disciplinarians. They need those drill sergeant coaches.”


If you’re not associated with John Glenn High School, then you probably wouldn’t know that this may be the most popular program on campus. Glenn has won a divisional championship in 2004 and 2019 as well as three others in the


1990s. While Cruz gives credit to Monico Enriquez and the rest of his family, the success of the program stems back to the late 1980s when Ralph Valle was coaching at Glenn. Some of the students that Valle had went on to become successful coaches, including Norwalk High head coach Francisco Soto. In fact, from 1990 to 1998, the program finished among the top three in its division in the CIF-SS championships. “It all starts with the Enriquez’,” Cruz said. “Wrestling is a family at Glenn. You can really tell that with the years that Monico or Valle ran the program. When you walk into the gym, you feel that connection, you feel that love for one another and it keeps you there. The kids can feel it, the staff feels it and Monico does a great job of building that wrestling community. He’s there all the time with the young kids, he’s there all the time with the high school students and then he spends countless hours on his own just preparing for all these events.”


Besides girls basketball, the baseball program is the only other one at Glenn that has won over 200 games in the past 20 years. When Cruz was coaching the program from 2006-2011, he liked having a bunch of people out there and he tried not cutting players. He tried not to make anyone unwelcomed because as he pointed out, you’re only going to find quality athletes in numbers. Cruz tried to keep the program a family and was always trying to get alumni back and getting talent from the junior high schools to attend Glenn. Most of the program’s success came during the eight seasons that Jack Brooks was the head coach. From 2012 to 2019, Brooks won 121 games, captured the 2015 Suburban League title and made five playoff trips in the last six seasons he was at Glenn. Cruz added that for the program to have the same success as what he and Brooks had, current head coach Gabriel Guzman will have to do the same. “Jack had a lot of success because he was able to get players to come to Glenn,” Cruz said. “He was able to get kids from neighboring neighborhoods to come play for him because of his name. People knew him and his dad and he was able to get those kids here, and that’s one of the reasons why Jack had success. “The bottom line for Jack is he has a great baseball mind and no matter what kind of kids he has playing for him, he’s going to be successful,” Cruz continued. “He’s that knowledgeable of the sport.”


This program has been struggling for quite a long time, even though there were a few seasons when it appeared it might be turning the page. The 2004 season is the only one since 2000 that has produced a winning mark (12-9-1) and Glenn has not advanced to the playoffs since 1990. Cruz, who coached the program from 2016 to 2018, says softball is a sport that you need to have been playing for at least a couple of years so you can know the fundamentals before getting to high school. With that said, Glenn doesn’t always get those softball players coming to the school. “That stretch that we had some success when I was the coach, we had five, six, seven girls that knew how to play, and that made us competitive,” Cruz said. “We weren’t able to get over that hump. For one reason or another, we weren’t able to make plays. But we were there, and we did have opportunities.” Larry Leal became the program’s sixth head coach since 2000 prior to last season and won three games. Cruz sees the quality of the athletes improving and saw a lot of potential this past season

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Continued from page 1 thousands to charities and local service clubs. Now with Las Vegas casinos fighting to open next month, and with several tribal casinos in California now open, card clubs in L.A. County proposed a 20-page Health and Sanitation program that they hope will enable them to reopen within weeks. They were forced to take the matter into their own hands; similar to how Trump is handling the pandemic on a national level, the card clubs claim they are seeing no direction from the state. Haig Kelegian Sr., a part owner of the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens and the Crystal Casino in Compton, said the card clubs drafted their own program because there was no direction from the state on how to reopen. Six card clubs sent the proposal in: the Gardens Casino, the Bicycle Club in Bell Gardens, the Commerce Casino in Commerce, Hollywood Park, Hustler, and Crystal Casinos. The plan was developed after consulting “all available information and guidance from the CDC and state and local public health agencies” and in collaboration with medical experts from UCLA and USC. The program specifies several protocols, all meet or exceed the CDC recommendations for sanitizing including: •Frequent cleaning and sanitizing of all areas with increased focus on high touch areas including the chairs and gaming tables with those areas wiped with a sanitizing wipe before and after each player sits down. •Enhanced air filtration to filter out virus particulates. https://www.nafahq.


Continued from page 1 an April City Council meeting. After City Manager Art Gallucci told the council, “we are waiting on the appraisal,” Solanki interrupted Yokoyama and asked, “why are we discussing the building, I do not want to sell the building, I do not want to sell the building.” Yokoyama countered, “we ordered the appraisal we should look at all options.” Solanki then erroneously stated, “nowhere in any of the slides tonight did we discuss the Mullikan building.” Yokoyama pointed out that the Mullikan building was discussed during the capital improvement projects budget discussion.

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org/covid-19-corona-virus-and-airfiltration-frequently-asked-questionsfaqs/ •Hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes will be required prior to entering and upon exiting a gaming table and all tables will be wiped when a player exits. •Signage regarding the proper health precautions reminding everyone to wash/ sanitize their hands and practice physical distancing including elevators; markers will designate where to stand when queueing. •Cards, chips and other gaming equipment will be cleaned and sanitized or disposed of when they are returned from a gaming table and employees will sanitize shared gaming areas on a regular and frequent basis. •All administrative area will follow the health and sanitizing protocols. •Physical barriers will be utilized in areas where six feet of social distancing is not feasible. Valet services, transportation services and banquet services have been suspended. Food and beverage services will follow the state’s guidelines for restaurants. •Finally, all employees will be trained on the mandatory cleaning and sanitizing protocols, on the proper donning, use and disposal of PPE, and how to recognize and report any concerns regarding individuals who may be exhibiting symptoms. Gardena Mayor Tasha Cerda, Chair of the California Cities Gaming Authority, which is a state-chartered Joint Powers Authority formed to advocate for 63 cities state-wide with medium and small licensed card rooms, told HMG-LCCN, “The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic closures in March has delivered a body blow to the Cardroom industry statewide and its wake is ravishing the economies of host cities. Cities are no longer receiving the revenue generated by their Cardrooms which fund critical and vital

services in their communities. In Los Angeles County, the City of Gardena is losing approximately $800,000 in direct revenue from its card room and $10,000 a month in sales tax revenue. In Inglewood the city is losing $500,000 a month in revenue generated from Hollywood Park Casino. This money pays for critical paramedic, police, and fire services for residence. Since the closures began in March the California Cities Gaming Authority has been in communication with the legislature and governor’s office to get our Cardrooms open. We support the LA Cardrooms proposed Health and Safety Sanitation Program, it will be key in getting our Cardrooms reopened.” Juan Garza, Bellflower Mayor and executive director of the California Cities for Self Reliance that advocates for L.A. County casinos told HMG-LCCN, “We have comprehensively reviewed the cardroom’s proposed Health & Safety Sanitation Program and fully support it and its public health-expert developed COVID-19 mitigation elements. It ensures that employees and customers will be safe, which is paramount, while balancing Cardroom operations. We look forward to getting both the Governor’s and L.A. County’s approval to re-open ASAP, as these local economic engines support over 10,000 jobs in our cities region.” Indeed, according to a study by the California Gaming Association, card rooms statewide generated $1.6 billion in wages and benefits and accounted for over 32,000 jobs and over $500 million in state and local taxes. The CGA estimated that L.A. County card rooms generate over $2 billion in economic benefits and over $70 million in local taxes. Ivan Altamirano, Mayor of Commerce and the city home to the Commerce Casino, along with Mayor pro tem Oralia Rebollo and Councilmembers Hugo Argumedo,

Embarrassed, Solanki then shut Yokoyama down, “okay what are the next questions we are just going round and round here.” Councilmember Grace Hu inquired about lost revenue which the city is still reviewing. The latest sales tax figures will be reduced by $4.5 million or 1215%; the Transit Occupancy Tax will be reduced by $450K or 40%; and the CCPA revenue account will be impacted at over 50% or $2 million for a total of nearly $8 million. The discussion then went into the Sky Knight Helicopter Program which cost the city over $500,000 per year. Gallucci indicated he talked to the Lakewood and was able to get $200,000 shaved off the cost; the proposal was going to be taken to the Lakewood City Council Next up was the crossing guard expense related to the ABC schools in Cerritos, which is paid for by Cerritos. Under the California Education Code, school districts are not required to pay for crossing guards. Hu asked if Cerritos discussed the expense with ABCUSD, Public Safety Manager Daryl Evans said those conversations have not resulted in any reductions. She thought that the ABC should share expenses but said the children’s safety is paramount. Mayor pro tem Vo, along with Solanki, have made their intentions clear on the crossing guard budget, even though Vo has a child that attends school in the system In 2017, Solanki voted to cut the crossing guard budget and was voted down by Hu, Yokoyama and Mark Pulido. Vo talked about the crossing guards and then asked Evans a leading question,

“you had mentioned that the Education Code did not require the district to pay for the crossing guards, is there any requirements that the city pay for the expense?” Evans answered no. After that discussion Solanki made a motion to have a discussion with the school district about the expense which was seconded by Hu. As Solanki tried to move on to the next agenda item, Councilmember Yokoyama interrupted and asked, “what happened to the public comment?” Solanki asked City Attorneys Mark Steres, with Steres indicating they could comment on the items. Yokoyama pointed out that the school district has no liability per state law, and it is the city that holds all the liability to protect the children. “If one Cerritos child gets hurt, because of a reduction in the safety provided by the city, that would be a very bad situation. It’s our legal liability to provide the crossing guards.” The motion passed 3-1 to talk to the ABC, which has no obligation to pay for the expense. Last up, and seven hours into the meeting, the Council discussed the city’s sewer rate. Currently the city’s rates do not cover the operating expenses of the utility, so the city must loan the utility money every year to cover the deficit. The utility currently owes the city $9.8 million. In order to break even the city must increase its rate from three cents per unit to $.31 per unit. Residents would see an increase from $6.96 per year to $75.60 per year. The council voted to direct staff to hold public hearings to consider the rate increase.

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Leonard Mendoza and John Soria sent a letter to Newsom urging the reopening of city card clubs. “The residents of these cities are primarily people of color, many of whom are essential workers, who rely upon the services provided by their cities. Like these cities, Commerce greatly relies on revenues from the Commerce Casino in order to provide youth programs, feed our seniors and ensure public safety needs are met for all citizens.” “The health and safety of our employees and guests are of paramount importance,” said Keith Sharp, general counsel for the Gardens Casino. “ That is why, in consultation with medical experts in the field of infectious diseases from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and from USC and Keck School of Medicine, the Gardens Casino, together with the other LA County card rooms, developed a Health and Sanitation Program in anticipation of reopening. We believe this comprehensive program provides our employees and guests with a high level confidence that we are taking the steps necessary to protect their health and well-being.” Sharp continued, “Our almost 2,000 employees and their families have been severely impacted by this crisis and the closure of our casino for more than 10 weeks. Not to mention the hardship to the City of Hawaiian Gardens caused by a complete loss of over $2.5 million in revenue from the casino to date. With tribal casinos now open and Nevada casinos opening on June 4 we are anxious to open as soon as possible and to have our employees return to work and again provide revenue to our local community which has always been a strong partner. We fear that if we are not permitted to open very soon some customers will be lost forever.”

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As of May 12, the State of California’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response states the following sectors, businesses, establishments or activities are not permitted to operate in the State of California at this time: Personal services such as hair and nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios; Hospitality services, such as bars, wineries, tasting rooms and lounges; Entertainment venues, such as movie theaters, gaming facilities and pro sports, indoor museums, kids museums and gallery spaces, zoos and libraries; Community centers, public pools, playgrounds and picnic areas; Religious services and cultural ceremonies; Nightclubs, concert venues, live audience sports, festivals. theme parks, hotels/ lodging for leisure and tourism. The State and County of Los Angeles have indicated that when public facilities are permitted to reopen, operations will be under modified conditions to ensure social distancing and infection control. All City of Cerritos Recreation Services summer classes and programs have been canceled. During the closure of the Cerritos Library, patrons who need assistance with library services can call (562) 9161340. Requests can also be submitted by sending an e-mail to Cerritos Library’s cloudLibrary and hoopla digital books and media services and online research databases are available to cardholders. To access the services, enter the full 14 digits of your library card and your PIN. If you are unsure of your PIN, please try your default PIN, which is the first two letters of your last name and your birthdate (mmddyy). For example, John Smith’s default password would be sm123108.

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even though the team played four games. Currently, there are about five to six players that have been playing for a while.


Cruz says this program is muck like the girls program in that the players like Reyes as the head coach. He anticipates Reyes being at Glenn for, at least, the next few years. The quality of the volleyball has been improving. Since 2002, the program has finished in second place once and claimed third place three times. “I see it on the up rise just because the joy that I see back in the gym playing volleyball,” Cruz said. “Kids love to go out there, kids want to be at practice. It’s coming around. It’s one of those sports that I can see us year in and year out having success.” As for the girls tennis program, Cruz calls it a backburner sport, much like the girls tennis program, although the boys program has finished in second place in league three times since 2002 and fourth place another four times. “If we don’t have a coach, we’ll just find somebody or have somebody sit out there,” Cruz said. “We don’t have a lot of tennis players. It’s just a difficult situation out there in tennis, just because we don’t have the tennis players, we don’t have the students who want to play tennis. We’re going to struggle for many years to come just because the type of students we have.” The boys volleyball and boys tennis programs have combined to win 143 league matches since 2002. TRACK AND FIELD Cruz calls track and field a ‘hit and miss sport’ at Glenn because there is talent in a lot of the other sports. He says the program struggles because of the lack of athletes for each event. “In the last couple of years, students have been concentrating on one sport a year, it seems like,” he said. “We’ve been getting the individual athletes. Just take our fastest football player, who has been running track and field the last couple of years. We just need someone to enforce that students can be multi-sport athletes. Linda and I have been trying to encourage coaches to allow their players to [play other sports]. We don’t have enough quality athletes out there. They’re all just standing on the sidelines playing another sport or spectating. Until we can get the 100 percent participation with all our best athletes, we’re going to continue to struggle.”


Continued from page 1 million, and according to sources, the agency is current with all accounts payable. Revenues are down but that is the case with all watery agencies. Revenues could have increased substantially if the Garciaappointed CB Directors did not attempt to block a small meter charge. The Directors voted yes on the meter charge and then turned around and rallied area water purveyors, suing the agency for the very meter charge they voted yes for. Joshuan “John” Oskoui, an appointed Director who is also the Assistant City Manager for Downey, is the lead plaintiff representing the city of Downey in the meter charge litigation. Oskoui and other purveyors did not raise any objections when the Metropolitan Water District and the Water Replenishment District recently raised their rates. The bill will likely cause a huge outcry among voters in CB’s service area and among and voting rights advocates all over the state. The bill would dissolve the duly elected CB Board of Directors, who routinely garner over 30,000 votes in an election, and cancel the November 3, 2020, election. WRD comes out the big winner, as the already massive agency would act as receiver and all powers and controls would be transferred to WRD’s Board. The bill would require CB Board “to surrender all resources to the WRD,” resources owned by the public. The Local Agency Formation Commission for the County of Los Angeles would conduct a municipal service review of CB and to seek ideas through a public process for governance of CB. The bill would require the commission to report the results of those activities to the Legislature, and “make its provisions inoperative 18 months after the effective date of the bill and would repeal its provisions as of January 1 of the following year. By imposing additional duties on the board of directors of the CB, WRD, and the Local Agency Formation Commission for the County of Los Angeles, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.” Sources told HMG that Asm. Steve Bradford will carry the bill, the bill is cosponsored by Anthony Rendon, Reggie Sawyer, Asm. Ian Calderon, Wendy Carillo, Ed Chau, Mike Gipson, Sydney Kamlager, and Miguel Santiago. It is odd that hew is carrying the bill, Bradford has less than 1% of Central Basin's area in his district.


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Los Cerritos Community News - 13 LCCN, “the city never really wanted to be a part of the lawsuit because everyone thought it was a purely political maneuver CENTRAL BASIN by Apodaca, Oskoui and Arrighi, along Continued from page 1 with the purveyors, against Central Basin 1794 passed in 2016. and the current officers. The three have Some, but not all, of the water refused to work with Vasquez and at least “purveyors” in CB’s service joined in move Central Basin forward while the the lawsuit including La Habra Heights case in pending, they have other motives County Water District, South Montebello and the city does not want to be a part of Irrigation District, Bellflower-Somerset that.” Mutual Water Company, Montebello Land In an earlier email, Willoughby did not and Water Company, Tract 349, Mutual mince words about the conflict of interest Water Company, and Walnut Park Mutual related to Oskoui and Arrighi suing CB and Water, and Pico Water District. Vasquez, while ignoring other lawsuits. The GM of Pico Water District, Mark “Each of you represent water purveyors Grejeda, was a former appointed CB Director and a vocal critic of Vasquez and (Oskoui in Downey and Arrighi with the company, while defending Oskoui and San Gabriel Valley Water). Presently we have litigation involving the meter charge Apodaca’s actions. The lawsuit centers around what and actions brought against Central Basin constitutes a majority when a seat on a by water purveyors. The City of Downey public agency’s board is vacant, as in the is a named party and the lead plaintiff case with CB. Frank Heldman, another in the Writ of Mandate brought against Garcia appointee under her bill, resigned Central Basin.” Willoughby continued, “Mr. Arrighi is in disgrace in 2019. the representative of the plaintiffs in the The crux of the lawsuit is thus: there are eight seats on the board, but one is meter charge litigation. In spite of the vacant. Is a majority five (assuming eight aforementioned each of you have refused seats) or four (assuming seven seats)? to calendar the litigation for the agenda When the CB Board reorganization and have impeded legitimate counsel from meeting occurred, the group of Vasquez, representing the agency that you serve. Chacon, Hawkins, and Camacho- Your actions are in direct conflict and at Rodriguez asserted a majority was four, best, a failure to exercise good business, and appointed Vasquez and Chacon as and at worst, an outright dereliction of officers. duty.” They were backed by current CB “You are noticed to cease and desist attorney Anthony Willoughy who cited in engaging in activity that raise a conflict a landmark 1987 California Appeals of interest, to refrain from discussing Court case Price vs. Tennant Community litigation in which you have a conflict, Services District. to back their assertion a and to stop impeding Central Basin from majority is four. defending itself.” The court addressed a situation that “That was one of the major concerns, exactly matches the CB question: whether said the source from Commerce, “Oskoui the quorum is changed if there is a vacancy and Arrighi are in Central Basin closed on the board. The Appeals Court found that the session meetings discussing litigation that law expressly mandates a board, which they are a part of, and they don’t recuse is absent members due to a vacancy, and leave the meeting. They could be can transact business if a majority of the going back and talking to their lawyers about the meeting, who knows. These remaining board members vote. Given the vacancy of Heldman, a guys are walking conflicts of interest majority, under the California Appeals with a political agenda, that’s why the Court ruling in Central Basin’s, case is Commerce left the lawsuit.” HMG was told that some of the other four. A source who attended the Commerce cities and purveyors might be dropping City Council closed meeting told HMG- out, but could not confirm.

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Continued from page 1 In order to comply with this law the city of Bellflower constructed New Hope Temporary Shelter. Under the guidance of federal Judge David Carter, the City was able to go out into different portions of the community that had houseless encampments and engage everyone to verify qualification for the new shelter. If they did not qualify for New Hope then they were advised of how they were to comply with the laws, which most likely meant to relocate outside Bellflower city limits. Basically the anti camping law means that people cannot sleep in a public space. “I keep reminding people that being houseless is not a crime at any level,” said Juan Garza, Bellflower Mayor, “If people are houseless and walking through our city during the day then that is allowed. The challenge was with camping. Camping tends to happen during the evening hours when people need to sleep and for us to enforce our laws we had to begin that enforcement effort at sunrise and not harass them during the day. We want to ensure that we are fair and legitimate.” Garza said the vast majority of those that were engaged did not accept the offer to move into New Hope. “We were able to move nine” he said, “That is the number of houseless Bellflowerian neighbors that we had on our first day, the first day of our houseless settlement agreement being in full affect.” The New Hope Temporary Service Shelter was able to voluntarily and successfully move those in the houseless community into the shelter or on to other places. “We had more Bellflowerian neighbors than we anticipated on the first day. We could only have done this by working with our advocates, service providers, Judge Carter, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and our staff. We all pulled in the same direction and in unison. It really does take a village,” Garza added. There were at least an additional five people that were seeking admittance into New Hope. “Those that were admitted into New Hope are houseless persons who have a connection to Bellflower. They must be prior residents, work here or have proof of birth within the City,” stated Garza. Those that were not eligible were told they had to relocate outside of Bellflower. “We were not able to engage every houseless encampment, the entire movement will be done in increments over the summer,” he noted. The nine people that were moved into the facility went without incident Garza told HMG that the move was peaceful and they were able to clean up many parts of the City. Garza also expressed his relief that so many were eager to start their new path at New Hope. “I can't thank my City Council colleagues enough for their leadership and vision, in helping to solve houselessness in our City. It was an amazing day for our City and our community!”

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Continued from page 7 interfaith community,” said Newsom in a press briefing, “ ... all up and down the state, working on the differentiation, the large mega-churches versus more neighborhood-style churches and different styles of pews and sanitation protocols, synagogues versus working with other faiths. We've been working on those sectoral guidelines and we are just days away, from releasing those guidelines.” “The church never closed,” said Newman, “The building was closed, but the Body of Christ was not closed. We have been together during this entire time. We are not struggling with ‘social distance’ we are struggling with ‘physical distance’. We feel as though we can’t connect physically. These times are when churches are supposed to shine. This is when the Body of Christ is to shine, adapt to the situation and share the Gospel in new ways.” Photo DN 01 – The photo was taken when David Newman was preaching in a parking lot to his congregation and it began to rain. His wife held the umbrella for him, physically protecting him while he shared the word of God; he says to his wife Brianna “You are always by my side. Thank You for being my partner, my teammate, and my best friend."

BY DIANA NEEDHAM Soroptimist International of ArtesiaCerritos (SIAC) is wrapping up its 20192020 Club Year ending on June 30 and is celebrating its two very successful 20192020 ‘Dream It Be It’ career mentoring conferences for 120 local high school girls from Gahr High School and Tracy High School. The conferences each began with comments and introductions by SIAC President Teresita Dillon and Co-Chairs Betty Hyatt, Lou Kaku, and Lola Rizkallah plus other numerous motivational speakers who have succeeded in various professions. The speakers shared personal stories of reaching for their dreams, overcoming obstacles, and achieving success in their careers. During break-out sessions at each conference, 12 to 15 mentors, each working with 7 or 8 students in small groups, lead the girls in making dream boards, sharing experiences, discussing how to overcome life obstacles, and setting goals with future career focus objectives. Most of the mentors were SIAC members. “The enthusiasm of the mentors and their interaction with the girls was a beautiful sight to see”, said CoChair Betty Hyatt. “Our Soroptimist Club is gratified that we have so successfully implemented the ‘Dream It Be It’ Program to benefit local girls”, said Co-Chair Lou Kaku. “We made a difference in the lives of many high school girls by giving them skills for achieving their dreams”, said Co-

Chair, Lola Rizkallah. The ‘Dream It Be It’ conference programs received extensive support from ABC Unified School District in planning and implementation. “The five-year partnership between Soroptimists and the ABC Unified School District in conducting this program has been very rewarding and has benefitted over 500 girls with thirteen conferences at three high schools between 2015 and 2020. This program is very dear to my heart”, said Dr. Mary Sieu, Superintendent of ABC Unified School District. ‘Dream It Be It’ is one of two Soroptimist International’s signature programs held each year by Soroptimist Clubs, Districts, Regions and Federations around the world. As a participant with official status in the United Nations, Soroptimists sit on many important UN committees having to do with improving conditions for women and girls. The United Nations has recognized the ‘Dream It Be It’ conferences as an important worldwide program. To learn about becoming a Soroptimist member, contact President-Elect Sowmya Ananthanarayanan, MD at 562-716-2601. “We always welcome new members. This club year, we inducted six new members into our dynamic organization”, said Teresita Dillon, President. SIAC celebrated its 47st year of founding and a successful past year with over $29,000 in giving through its Soroptimist programs and donations to many local organizations/ charities.

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Trustee Sale No. 16-004413 SLE 730-1702873-70 APN 8042-034-032 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/30/05. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 06/16/20 at 10:00 am, Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Frederick H Leyva, a widower, as Trustor(s), in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc. as nominee for Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp,, as Beneficiary, Recorded on 09/12/05 in Instrument No. 05 2184538 of official records in the Office of the county recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 12811 HEFLIN DR, LA MIRADA, CA 90638 The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $541,139.54 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call or visit the Internet Web site, using the file number assigned to this case 16-004413. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. 916-939-0772 Or Aztec Foreclosure Corporation (877) 257-0717 DATE: 05/14/2020 AZTEC FORECLOSURE CORPORATION Amy Connolly Assistant Secretary / Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation 3636 N. Central Ave., Suite #400 Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone: (877) 257-0717 or (877) 257-0717 Fax: (602) 638-5748 NPP0370263 To: LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER 05/22/2020, 05/29/2020, 06/05/2020

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOSE ARTURO CERVANTES CASE NO. 20STPB03166 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JOSE ARTURO CERVANTES. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CHRISTINE SCHOUTEN CERVANTES in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CHRISTINE SCHOUTEN CERVANTES 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 . (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: 09/15/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 79 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 MARK BRIFMAN - SBN 75923 BRIFMAN LAW CORPORATION 15545 DEVONSHIRE STREET SUITE 204 MISSION HILLS CA 91345 5/8, 5/15, 5/22/20 CNS-3363240# COMMERCE COMMUNITY NEWS



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Commerce will conduct a public hearing to adopt an Ordinance prohibiting public nuisance vehicles upon any street in residential zones and amending time limitations and restrictions for long-term parking on public At the Board Meeting of June 2, 2020 at 7 p.m., the Board of Education will hold a public hearing streets. A copy of the Ordinance establishing said regulations will be available at the City Clerk’s regarding the Budget of the District for the fiscal year 2020-21, prior to Final Adoption as required by office on May 29, 2020. Education Code Section 42103. The proposed budget will be on file and available for public inspection at the following location should members of the public wish to review the budget prior to the Said public hearing will be held via teleconferencing (zoom), on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., public hearing. at which time proponents and opponents of the proposed regulation will be heard. Any comments, objections or other information by the public may be submitted via e-mail to the city clerk at Location: prior to the hearing. Date(s): May 28 - June 1, 2020 Per Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to The Public Hearing of the School District, to be held during the Board Meeting June 2, 2020 will raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or begin at 7 p.m. or as soon thereafter as practicable, conducting its business telephonically. The in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. public can listen to it live via conference call phone number (310) 372-7549 using Conference Code 654456. CITY OF COMMERCE City Clerk Persons wishing to address the Board regarding the Budget of the District should submit their com2535 Commerce Way ments during the public comment period which runs from 8:00 am on Monday June 1, 2020, to 12:00 Commerce, California 90040 pm on Tuesday June 2, 2020, via one of the following methods: (323) 722-4805 Send an email to Submit comment via this form Call (562) 584-1145 and leave a voicemail These matters will be considered at such time as this agenda item is considered by the Board of the School District. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/22 and 5/29/20

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 20020077837 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: APPLE DOG BAKERY BLVD., 11501 ROCHESTER CT., CERRITOS CA 90703 Registered Owner: YOON JU OH 11501 ROCHESTER CT., CERRITOS CA 90703. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS AN Individual. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 4/2020. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ YOON JU OH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on May 7, 2020. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12

Published at Commerce Community Newspaper 5/29/20 PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Commerce will conduct a public hearing to adopt an Ordinance creating and implementing a temporary recreational vehicle parking permit program. A copy of the Ordinance establishing said regulations will be available at the City Clerk’s office on May 29, 2020. Said public hearing will be held via teleconferencing (Zoom), on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., at which time proponents and opponents of the proposed regulation will be heard. Any comments, objections or other information by the public may be submitted via e-mail to the City Clerk at prior to the hearing. Per Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. CITY OF COMMERCE City Clerk 2535 Commerce Way Commerce, California 90040 (323) 722-4805 Published at Commerce Community Newspaper 5/29/20

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: YUEN DONG YEE CASE NO. 20STPB03429 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of YUEN DONG YEE. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JONATHAN W. YEE in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JONATHAN W. YEE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act 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: 09/23/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 5 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.

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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 TRENT C. MARCUS, ESQ. - SBN 227772 19900 BEACH BOULEVARD, C-1 HUNTINGTON BEACH CA 92648 BSC 218212 5/8, 5/15, 5/22/20 CNS-3362528# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS


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