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Cerritos and Hawaiian Gardens Pay Tribute to America’s Honored Heroes NORWALK REMEMBERS FALLEN HEROES AT MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE

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n April 28, 2012 the cities of Cerritos and Hawaiian Gardens held Memorial Services in honor of our Armed Forces. Cerritos Mayor Jim Edwards, a Vietnam veteran, welcomed those present and special guests. In Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Mike Gomes also welcomed city’s residents and guests. Many in both audiences were veterans of the five wars since World War II, that included Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan, In Hawaiian Gardens a World War II veteran was also recognized. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez told those attending the Cerritos service, “Those we lost will always be remembered by the nation. Many were very young and our hearts swell with gratitude that they gave their lives so we may be free at home. The congresswoman said, “Let us remember our fallen heroes by what they did for us.”

Assemblyman Tony Mendoza said, “We honor our men and women in uniform and remember those who have fallen while protecting our country. They fought for our freedom.” Supervisor Don Knabe said, “This is a special day to pay honor to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice . We must not forget why we have our freedoms.” In Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Gomez introduced Brigadier General Kenneth J. Moran, Director, Program Management and Integration Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, who told those gathered in the city hall plaza, that “We are here to celebrate and honor our troops here and abroad and our veterans. He said so many are so young, noting that more than one million who died defending our nation were under 25 years old. “We grieve for their loss, they gave their lives and many were wounded so we can live in freedom. He said, “We are gathered here today to honor their memory. Not only today, but

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hey came to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to America. Members of the Norwalk community gathered on Memorial Day under a large canopy at city hall to pay tribute to the countless number of veterans who have severed in the branches of the military for generation after generation. “Time after time, our countrymen have been called upon to defend our land. Men and women alike have answered the call of duty and served proudly, honorably and bravely. Due to the grace of God and good luck, most of us returned home. We remember and give thanks for those who gave their lives for their country. We give thanks for

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he Artesia Historical Society and the City of Artesia will officially dedicate the restored Old Fire Station #30 Museum located at 18641 Corby Ave., Artesia, on June 2, at 10:00 a.m. The Public is invited By Randy Economy to join in the celebration. randy@cerritosnews.net The 1937 building now housing Old Fire Station #30 was originally built in Downey rea voters will head to the polls on where it served as a Los Angeles County Tuesday to determine the outcome Fire Station for that city until 1950 when the of some of the most heated primary building was moved to Artesia and positioned on the corner of Corby Ave. and 187th St., its campaigns held during the past ten years. Polls open at 7 a.m. and will remain open current location. At that time it became Los Angeles County Fire Station #30 providing until 8 p.m. For the first time in California history, fire protection to the Community of Artesia voters will be select from a list of candidates and the surrounding unincorporated dairy in each election regardless of party affilia- and agricultural area. The building was used tion. The top two vote getters in races for in that capacity until a new structure was Congress, State Senate, State Assembly and built on Pioneer Blvd., just south of South United States Senator will face off in Novem- St. in the city of Cerritos where Station #30 was relocated. ber’s General Election. After its retirement from Los Angeles President Barack Obama and Republican County the building was sold and several Mitt Romney have already wrapped up their other entities including an ambulance serthe former Artesia Chamber of docTODAY_AD10X3:Layout 1 6/14/11 10:58 PM vice Page and 1

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ers were interviewed and shared their memories of the building, which aided Mayor Lyon in achieving an accurate restoration. Upon completion of the restoration, in partnership with the City of Artesia, The Artesia Historical Society utilized the building

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Part I felony crimes reported last week rose from 15 the previous week to 24. This increase was mainly attributed to more vehicle burglaries logged. Commercial burglaries and robberies also increased. Residential burglary and vehicle theft declined. Patrol deputies handled 291 calls for service last week, up from 271. The 2012 weekly average in calls for service is 265. One robbery was reported after a cell phone was forcefully taken by a male suspect from his estranged spouse on Thursday May 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the Los Cerritos Center. The suspect was arrested, the phone recovered, and the crime was reclassified from a robbery to a domestic matter by the District Attorney’s Office. Residential burglaries dropped from four to three last week. One entry was made via an open window, a front door was kicked in, and another window was pried open. Costume jew-

elry, MP3 players, laptop computers, and flat screen TVs were taken. The 2012 weekly average in residential burglaries is now 4.0. We always recommend the installation of a monitored alarm system. With window stickers or alarm company signs, your home will not be attractive to a potential burglar surveying (or casing) your neighborhood for targets. If entry is attempted, an audible alarm tells the suspect(s) to flee while alerting the alarm company, who in turn will call the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station. Two commercial burglaries were logged last week, up from one the week before. A fitness center locker was burglarized where a wallet, cash, and credit cards were taken. A closed business was involved in the second case. After a hole was cut in a door, surveillance cameras were removed. The 2012 weekly average in “other structure”/commercial burglaries is 1.6. Vehicle burglaries rose from nine to 13. High-volume commercial parking lots were the crime scenes in all 13 last week. Nine were SUVs. Briefcases, tools, tote bags, CDs, a roll of tape, purses, ID, credit cards, sunglasses, MP3 players, clothing, laptop computers, cash, jewelry, and cases of drinking water were among the items reported stolen. The 2012 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 7.7. Vehicle burglary is the most frequently reported felony crime in the City of Cerritos. Last week, window smashes, (the most common entry method), was used in nine cases. Are you willing to leave valuables in the passenger compartment that are visible and only protected by less than a quarter inch of glass? Why take a chance? If your property is valuable and important to you, consider leaving it at home or taking it with you when you exit the vehicle. No vehicle thefts were reported last week. The 2012 weekly average in this category is now 3.7. Go to www.safercerritos.com for an extensive library of crime prevention tips, disaster preparedness information, and a variety of links to other pertinent sites.


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state’s Fair Political Practice Commission [#1346217] they failed to list the name of their treasurer which I believe is required. What I don’t understand,” he continued, “is how the “Coalition” could register as a non profit organization without listing the name of their treasurer..” “That’s an interesting question” I replied. At this point VAL LYNDER, DEFENDER OF ALL THAT IS TRUE interjected. “In its ad, the “Coalition” claims Mr. Hawkins wants to give $965,855 from $3 million in state and federal government awarded to the District for a distribution and efficiency study to Tom Calderon, a District consultant.” “According to Mr. Hawkins, that’s not true,” I said. The contract for the study is still out to bid.” “You know, “ my Friend from Fruitcake, Florida said, “Elections here in California and in Fruitcake are similar but different. Back in Fruitcake we look for candidates who really want to serve the people as opposed to candidates who are looking to serve themselves. I hope the voters in this election here do the same.” “I agree, “ said VAL LYNDER, “but this is California and everything is bigger and more complicated and unfortunately unless it effects the people directly, they

don’t really pay attention to the issues.? “Well, it seems to me they better pay attention to this Central Basin election,” stated VAL LYNDER, because if they don’t they’ll have no one to blame if their water bill increases but themselves.“ “You know,” I said, “there’s more involved in this election than meets the eye. Not only is Phil Hawkins seeking reelection but two other incumbents are also fighting to retain their seats. If all three lose and a new majority is elected, you will see some political maneuvering involving control of the water we use in our homes that will make your head spin. “You mean the battle over whether West Basin continues control over the water in the basin or the Water Replenishment District which wants control,” interjected VAL LYNDER. “You hit it right on the head,” I said. “Well,” my Friend from Fruitcake, Florida concluded, “I can see that political campaigns here are similar to those in Fruitcake, but more violable. I just hope the voters here study the issues and make the right choices.” Saying that he got up to leave, taking VAL LYNDER’s umbrella in one hand and helping her up with the other. “Nice talking with you,” he said as he escorted VAL LYNDER, DEFENDER OF ALL THAT IS TRUE out the door.

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electricity, gas, waste disposal and restroom facilities. Costs associated with the installation of additional phone and internet lines will be the under the accountability of the Chamber. The existing office furniture and equipment owned by the City may be utilized by the Chamber within the office space made available to them. Any damages resulting from the use of City properties by the Chamber will be the responsibility of the Chamber to repair or replace. The Chamber desires to affix a signage at the exterior entrance to the office in which case related fees will be the sole responsibility of the Chamber. The term of the lease will be for one year although the agreement can possibly be cut short with a 30-day notice by the City as per clarification by City Attorney Kevin Ennis. A nominal fee of $1 per year shall be charged for the use of office space. The Chamber will also be required to carry a liability insurance as outlined in the lease agreement. Before the decision to offer the available room at the Community Center, the Council has been debating over the option of assisting the Chamber with a financial contribution for an office lease at the Artesia Towne Center or providing the office space at the Community Center. During the

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Local baseball coach convicted of sexually abusing teenage girls Following a day of deliberations, jurors today convicted a former middle school teacher accused of sexually abusing two teenage girls, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday. Antonio Gomez, 41, of Downey was convicted of 12 counts of lewd act upon a child with a special allegation found true that the defendant committed the offenses on more than one victim. Jurors also found true an allegation that the defendant had substantial sexual conduct with one victim under age 14. Gomez also involved with the Oakley Stingrays, a youth baseball organization that uses Zimmerman Park in the city of Norwalk. The victims are not associated with the Norwalk based team, prosecutors said. Deputy District Attorney Martha Carrillo of the Sex Crimes Division prosecuted the case. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance Ito ordered the defendant remanded into custody without bail. Gomez is expected to be sentenced on June 27 in Department 110 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in state prison. The offenses, which took place between June 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006, involve two former students who at the time of the offenses were between the ages of 13 and 15. Gomez was a physical education teacher at Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School in East Los Angeles. Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department investigated the case.


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e are all gathered here today to pay our tribute, show our love and respect to the Veterans of the Civil War and those of the first Middle East Conflict who passed away during and after their services and sacrifices to their country, said Commander Loren Bures, Gen. W.S. Rosecrans Camp No. 2, Sons of

The Artesia-Cerritos Woman’s Club donated, arranged and distributed flowers on the Civil War and Spanish American War veteran graves in Artesia Cemetry May 28. Club Spokesperson Gail Grossman said this was the 16th year the club has participated in the ceremony. Club members made 47 wreaths this year. Participating in this year program were Delores Eveland, President Judy McNatt, Nancy Sousa, Genia Jackson, Naomi Teal, Gail Nagaoka, Barbara Appelbury, Susan Sell, Judi Mendes and several spouses and friends of the club.

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Union Veterans of the Civil War. Speaking at the 16th Annual Memorial Day celebration at the Artesia Cemetery along Artesia Blvd., Cerritos, CA, Cmdr. Bures continued, “may we all realize the sanctity of the place and hour.” After his short address, an invocation in earnest appreciation of the services and sacrifices of war veterans was recited, followed by the Oath of Allegiance, then “God Bless

America” was played by the Gahr High School Band. Zack Snow sounded Taps and Terry McCarthy played his Bagpipes, alternately, as fitting tribute to the War Veterans laid to rest in the sprawling and clean 14-acre 146 year-old Artesia Cemetery. As attested by Trustee Richard Redmayne, the first burial took place in 1866 and legislation for the improvement of cemetery district funds

was approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 17, 1948. In addition to the officers and associates of Artesia Cemetery, also present during the ceremonies were Artesia Mayor John Lyon and Councilman Miguel Canales who placed a Memorial Day Wreath at the symbolical war veterans marker standing at the middle of the cemetery as part of the ceremonies.

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COMMUNITYNEWS of one of the original land grantees? Part Two of this history will continue with the development of the land which encompasses our area. To learn more about our California area history take advantage of the many historic sites around us, including the Artesia Historic Museum and Old Fire Station #30, located on 187th St. at the corners of Alburtis and Corby, respectively. The museums are open to the public the second Saturday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm; admission is free. Membership in the Artesia Historical Society, which operates those musuems is open to everyone. Please contact Betty Lou Ormonde, Membership Chairperson at (562) 860-1031 for more information.

OUR COMMUNITY, ONCE PART OF A SPANISH TERRITORY Part One By Delores Eveland-VP Artesia Historical Society

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any of us who live in the distribution area of the Los Cerritos Community News don’t think much about our history. As far as we are concerned it all began when our homes were built and/or when our cities were incorporated. In reality we have a long and rich history with the first written documentation occurring when California was part of Spain and known as Alta California (i.e., Upper California). Alta California first welcomed nonNative American settlers in the late 1700s with the establishment of the California Missions. The Mission San Gabriel Arcángel established as the 4th in a series of missions founded by Father Junipero Serra served our region. Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was founded Sept. 8, 1771 under the direction of Fathers Pedro Cambon and Angel Somera and was located in what is now San Gabriel. Today the Mission is still an active Catholic parish and the church and grounds are open to the public for visits of all denominations. Many of our school children visit this or another of the original missions as research for their 4th grade project on the California Missions. Mission San Gabriel Arcángel is located at 428 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel. Check for open days and hours at http://missiontour.org/sangabriel/ index.htm. Its well worth a visit. Concurrent with the development of the mission system, Spain was anxious to find settlers for their new territory and encouraged their soldiers to create homes here by giving them huge land grants. Manuel Nieto, a former sergeant in the Spanish Army, was granted land in 1784 by the Spanish Governor of California Pedro Fages, which he called Rancho Los Nietos. It was one of the largest Spanish Land Grants in Alta California and encompassed all land lying between the Santa Ana River on the east, the Los Angeles River on the west, Mission San Gabriel Arcángel on the north and the Pacific Ocean on the south. The land grant originally was measured at 300,000 acres, however, after a dispute with the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was settled in favor of the Mission, the final size of the Rancho Los Nietos was about

Carver Academy student Serena Eveland touring Mission San Gabriel Arcángel for her 4th grade Mission report. As a descendant of the Machado family of Rancho Ballona, Serena searched the cemetery, without luck, to locate the grave of a documented ancestor buried there.

167,000 acres. The primary product of the large ranchos was the raising of cattle. Manuel Nieto died in 1804 and his heirs continued to operate the Rancho, also called La Zanja. The acres of the original rancho stayed intact until 1834 when his surviving heirs decided they wanted to separate it into six separate ranchos. California Governor Jose Figuerora agreed to the split and the new ranchos became: • Rancho Los Alamitos, 28,612 acres owned by Juan Jose Nieto. Today the Rancho Los Alamitos adobe, also known as the Bixby Ranch, located at 6400 East Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, is open to visitors. • Rancho Las Bolsas, 33,460 acres, owned by Catarina Ruis, widow of Jose Antonio Nieto, today includes the present day cities of Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley and Westminister. A portion of Rancho Las Bolsas is currently known as the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. • Rancho Los Cerritos, 27,054 acres, owned by Manuela Nieto de Cota and her husband Guillermo Cota. The Rancho Los Cerritos Historic site located at 4600 North Virginia Road, Long Beach, features one of the few remaining two-story adobes in Southern California and is open to visitors. • Rancho Los Coyotes, 48,806 acres, owned by Juan Jose Nieto, today includes land occupied by the cities of Artesia, Cerritos, La Mirada, Stanton and Buena Park. • Rancho Santa Gertrudes, 21,298 acres, owned by Josefa Cota, widow of Antonio Maria Nieto, includes the present day cities of Downey, Norwalk and Santa Fe Springs. • Rancho Palo Alto, unknown number of acres, owned by Juan Jose Nieto. (This was the smallest of the six ranchos and its

exact size and location is unknown. However, it is known to have included the Coyote Hills and most of the Arroyo de Los Coyotes, and may have been combined with Rancho Los Coyotes.) There are reminders all around us of the early Ranchos. A post office designated as Los Nietos is located on Norwalk Blvd, just south of Washington Blvd. West WhittierLos Nietos is a census-designated place in LA County, near the San Gabriel River and the 605 Freeway. Whittier has a Los Nietos School District, which includes Rancho Santa Gertrudes Elementary School in Santa Fe Springs and Los Nietos Middle School in Los Nietos. Running through Cerritos is the Los Coyotes Creek. Can you identify others? Are you a descendant

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Continued from page 1 party nominations and will be squaring off in the November General Election. Here is who voters will be selecting from next Tuesday: Central Basin Water Board of Directors, District 5: Incumbent Phil Hawkins will be facing California State Assemblyman Tony Mendoza and challenger Jay Gray from Cerritos for a four year term. Hawkins, Mendoza and Gray have been at odds throughout the campaign season with charges and counter charges being levied against each other. State Assembly, 58th District: A total of six candidates are squaring off in the new district that stretches from Bell Gardens to Cerritos via the 710 and 91 Freeways. The candidates include Sultan “Sam” Ahmad, Tom Calderon, Daniel Crespo, Patricia Kotze-Ramos, Luis Marquez, and Cristina Garcia. State Assembly, 57th District: Former Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez is attempting a political comeback in the new district that includes the eastern portion of Norwalk up to South El Monte into Hacienda Heights. Ian Charles Calderon, 26, the son of power California legislator Charles Calderon, and the nephew to State Senator Ronald Calderon, and Tom Calderon is making his first bid for public office. Small business owner Noel Jaimes of La Mirada is the third candidate and is expected to do well in the campaign since he is the only Republican in the race. State Assembly, 63rd District: Four candidates are squaring off in the new district that includes areas of Hawaiian Gardens over the Paramount and Lakewood. The candidates include Paramount City Councilwoman Diane J. Martinez, Catherin “Cat” Sargeant, Jack Guerrero, and Anthony Rendon. Martinez and Rendon have mounted the most aggressive campaigns. US Congress Member, 38th District: Rep. Linda T. Sanchez will be facing two

candidates on the primary ballot and they include Certified Public Accountant Benjamin Campos and Parole Officer Jorge Robles. The district includes Cerritos, Artesia, Norwalk, La Palma and stretches north into Pico Rivera and Montebello. Los Angeles County District Attorney: Voters will also be voting for a new District Attorney, or the two individuals who will be facing each other in the upcoming November General Election. The candidates are Deputy District Attorney John Breault, Deputy District Attorney Bobby Grace, Steven Ipsen, Gang Homicide Prosecutor Alan Jackson, Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Senior District Attorney Danette E. Meyers, and Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich. Los Angeles County Supervisor, 5th District: Incumbent Don Knabe, a former mayor and member of the Cerritos City Council is running unopposed. To see live election updates and candidate interviews visit www.loscerritosnews.net beginning at 8:15 p.m. on election night.

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Continued from page 1 to create a Fire Service Museum. They received significant support from the County of Los Angeles Fire Museum Association, including the permanent loan of a restored vintage fire truck. The opening of Old Fire Station #30 Museum added a second museum to the campus of the designated Artesia Historic District, which already includes the Artesia Historical Museum also known as the FramptonDantema House located at the corner of Alburtis Ave. and 187th St. Both museums are open to the public with free admission the second Saturday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. For more information on the museums, membership in the Artesia Historical Society, or docent opportunities please call (562) 865-3107.

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those who served honorably and returned, but have since been transferred to Post Everlasting. We remember those who grieve the loss of loved ones.” With hundreds gathered, Becky Bullard, Auxiliary President of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #359 commented that “those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our nation must never be forgotten. This is a day of reflection, and a day to remember what it

is to be an Amercian,” Bullard said. Also attending the event was United States Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, Members of the Norwalk City Council, the Norwalk All City Band under the direction of Tom Philips, and Wayne Carrigan, Past Commander of the American Legion Post #359. Featured was an emotional playing of taps by Yasser Sanchez, and a rifle volley by members of the Combined Color Guard. Following the ceremony, an Open House Luncheon was held at the American Legion

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LEGAL NOTICES CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICIA PARA UNA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA

CITY OF CERRITOS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Cerritos will hold a public hearing on June 28, 2012 on the proposed City of Cerritos budget. Presented below is a summary of the proposed City budget.

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012 6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter. City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

General Fund REVENUES

Other

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20,021,110

Total 83,016,770

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HEARING ITEM:

CITY OF CERRITOS BUDGET SUMMARY PROPOSED BUDGET, FY 2012-2013

DECLARING THE CITY COUNCIL’S INTENT TO LEVY AND COLLECT AN ASSESSMENT FOR THE CONSOLIDATED LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING ASSESSMENT DISTRICT NO. HGLLA1 AND SETTING THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR JUNE 26, 2012. INVITATION TO BE HEARD

Those persons desiring to testify in favor of or in opposition to the proposal listed above will be given an opportunity to do so at the public hearing. If you challenge the subject application in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence submitted to the City Council at, or prior to the public hearing. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Hawaiian Gardens Community Development Department at (562) 420-2641. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame al Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Hawaiian Gardens o al Departamento de Desarollo Urbano: (562) 420-2641. Joseph Colombo Community Development Director Published at Los Cerritos Community News 6/1/12

Operations Capital Projects

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

58,448,280

27,255,860

85,704,140

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2,609,500

58,448,280

29,865,360

88,313,640

This June 28, 2012 public hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Cerritos City Hall located at Bloomfield Avenue and 183rd Street, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California. Copies of the proposed budget are available for public inspection during normal business hours in the office of the City Clerk, Cerritos City Hall, Bloomfield Avenue and 183rd Street, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California. The public is invited to attend this public hearing. DATED: June 1, 2012 and June 8, 2012 /s/Vida Barone________ Vida Barone, City Clerk


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Continued from page 16 Ryan Mangosong 7-6 (7-4). Moments later, No. 1 freshman Mitchell Hoang and senior Alexander Pham trailed Valencia’s No. 2 Yash Kelkar and Daniel Kim 3-0, 4-3 and 5-4 and then won two of the last four points while serving in the tiebreaker. Those two results knotted the match at 4-4. But the No. 3 doubles of freshman Timothy Lee and junior Charles Xue fell to Shadrin Andres/Lindsey Youngquist 5-7, then two losses on the singles side made it 7-4 in favor of the Tigers. Sathwick Pathireddy closed out the second round with a 6-4 win over Sahabu after trailing 4-1 and again, the Wildcats were feeling a little bit of momentum swing their way. “So many of our singles [sets] have come from behind to win like that,” Williams said. “I tried to get him to be a little

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as “meritless.” In a court filing on May 26 she said the cities had not presented any evidence that any enforcement obligations were erroneously denied by the department. Judge Timothy M. Fawley sided with the state and ruled the cities failed to show sufficient evidence that the department had actually rejected any legitimate debts. “The City of Cerritos can empathize with the coalition of cities as the loss of redevelopment funds is a tremendous blow to the economic recovery of communities throughout California.” said Mayor Edwards. “Redevelopment agencies formed by hundreds of California cities have made remarkable contributions to economic development, job creation, construction of affordable housing and the creation of public facilities which greatly enhance the quality of life.” He said property tax increment received by the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency funded such projects as the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/Community Safety Center, Fire Station #30, the Cerritos Senior Center at

Pat Nixon Park, one gym at Cerritos High School, one gym at Gahr High School, the gym at Whitney High School, Heritage Park Play Island, Liberty Park, the Cerritos Park East Community Center, and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. Property tax increment also funded the construction of the City’s affordable senior housing projects, such as Emerald Villas, Pioneer Villas, Vintage Cerritos and Fountain Walk. None of these community facilities would have been possible without redevelopment. The mayor continued, “Redevelopment was also instrumental in developing the Cerritos Towne Center, Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos Auto Square and Cerritos Industrial Park. The financial success of these projects has benefited the entire region as there are thousands of people employed in the businesses located in these developments. These employees purchase homes and spend their salaries in cities throughout the region, making a significant contribution to local economies.”

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more aggressive. He’s been doing that all season long. He seems to not tire.” The third round began with Andres/ Youngquist completing a match sweep with a 6-3 win over Cupino/Lau. Then Kelkar/ Kim breezed past Lee/Xue 6-1, virtually clinching the championship at 9-5 and holding a 61-59 advantage in games won. The Tigers officially won the match when Im/Mangosong rallied from three games down to beat Hoang/Pham 6-4. “I thought they played up to their skill in those and then they kind of let down in this last round,” Williams said. “They were very nervous, I thought, in the beginning. The top two teams didn’t play well in the first round.” “I thought Mitch did extremely well,” Williams added. “He played way above his head He surprised me.” While the Wildcats have been in the finals before, they fielded a team with one senior, four juniors, three sophomores and

three freshmen. The Tigers, on the other hand, were making their fourth straight trip to the Claremont Club, having lost the past three seasons. “When you think about high school, in four years it’s over and usually you don’t get the freshmen,” Williams said. “So in three years, it’s over with. The experience, I don’t think, really comes in [as a factor].” The final two wins came from No. 1 sophomore Vignesh Sadras, a 6-4 decision over substitute Matt Yee, and Ruthwick Pathireddy, a 6-0 victory over Sahabu. Whitney ends the season at 22-3, a far cry from going 15-7 last season. This is the first time since 2003 that the Wildcats have won at least 20 matches and their second seeded spot was their highest since being the top ranked team in 2004, as well as 2003. “When I look back, I did not think we could win league, much less get here,” Williams said. “The boys really had to be convinced they could do it.”

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CITY OF CERRITOS

CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

ORDINANCE NO. 970

NOTICE OF INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE NEW VETERANS MEMORIAL PLAZA AND NEW PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES MEMORIAL PLAZA

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 2.16 OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO CHANGE THE REGULAR CERRITOS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING FREQUENCY FROM TWO MEETINGS PER MONTH TO ONE MEETING PER MONTH WITH A SECOND MONTHLY MEETING ADDED ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS.

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Chapter 2.16 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by amending Section 2.16.090 to read as follows: 2.16.090 Power to organize, adopt rules. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter or by law, the commission shall have power to and shall provide for its own organization; shall adopt rules and regulations for the transaction of business before it; and shall designate the time and place for the regular monthly meeting or meetings of the commission. Regular meetings of the Cerritos planning commission shall be held on the first Wednesday of each month at seven p.m. at the city hall or such other time and location as the planning commission may by resolution provide. On an asneeded basis, the third Wednesday of each month, at seven p.m. at the city hall, shall be reserved for a special meeting for the review and consideration of a special project where it is determined by city staff that deferral of the project's review and consideration to the next regularly scheduled meeting may be detrimental to the project. The planning commission may by resolution establish a second regular monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of each month, either on a permanent or limited short-term basis, if it is determined that such a meeting schedule is necessary in order to effectively perform the duties and functions of the planning commission and provided that a copy of such resolution is transmitted to the city council. Nothing herein shall prohibit the planning commission from noticing and holding a special meeting on any other day and time as may be needed or desired. SECTION 2. The City Clerk shall certify to the passage of this ordinance and cause same to be posted as required.

PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 24th day of May, 2012.

ATTEST:

/s/Jim Edwards Jim Edwards, Mayor

/s/Vida Barone Vida Barone, City Clerk

Notice is hereby given that City of Hawaiian Gardens invites sealed bids pertaining to the item(s) listed below:

SEALED BIDS DUE: WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2012 TIME OF BID OPENING: 11:00 A.M., or soon thereafter. LOCATION OF BID OPENING: City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA. 90716

SEALED BIDS: The City of Hawaiian Gardens invites sealed bids for the New Veterans Memorial Plaza located at the Civic Center 21815 Pioneer Blvd. and New Public Safety Services Memorial Plaza located at the Public Library 11940 Carson Street in the City of Hawaiian Gardens and will receive such bids in the office of the City Clerk, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716, up to the hour of 11:00 am, on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at City Hall, Council Chambers 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. This project includes the construction of two City memorial plazas. Site 1: The Veterans Memorial Plaza is located at the Civic Center and Site 2: The Public Safety Services Memorial Plaza is located at the Public Library. Site 1: The Veterans Memorial Plaza includes the removal of concrete and soil to accommodate the new improvements, construction of a Veterans Memorial with granite veneer, inspiration wall feature with sandstone and granite veneer, decorative granite paving and color concrete paving, the installation of precast bollards, precast benches, bronze plaques and military seals, flagpoles and accent lighting, modifications to the irrigation system and the installation of trees, shrubs and ground cover. Site 2: The Public Safety Services Memorial Plaza includes demolition and general site preparation to accommodate the installation of two “life-size” bronze sculptures and construction of decorative pedestals faced with granite veneer, memorial monument wall faced with granite veneer, decorative paving, accent lighting, installation of benches and trash receptacles, modifications to the irrigation system, installations of palm trees, shrubs and ground cover and the removal and relocation of trees and all items not mentioned but indicated in the Plans and Specifications.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA ) COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ) ss. CITY OF CERRITOS ) I, Vida Barone, City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, California, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing Ordinance No. 970 was duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Cerritos at a Regular Meeting held on the 24th day of May, 2012, and that it was so adopted as follows: AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN:

COUNCILMEMBERS – Chen, Cho, Pulido, Barrows, Edwards COUNCILMEMBERS – None COUNCILMEMBERS – None COUNCILMEMBERS – None

DATED: May 24 , 2012 /s/Vida Barone Vida Barone, City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 6/1/12 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Copies of the Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents are available from the City of Hawaiian Gardens, Community Development Department 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716, upon payment of a $30 nonrefundable fee, if picked up, or payment of a $45 nonrefundable fee, if mailed. Should you have any questions regarding this project please contact the City of Hawaiian Gardens at (562) 420-2641 ext. 208 or ext. 216. City Clerk

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 6/1/12

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS JAZMINE JIGNESH NINA PATEL filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: KRISHNA JIGNESH PATEL. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant a petition without a hearing. Court date 6/27/12, 8:30 am, Dept C, by Yvonne T. Sanchez Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1/12. w TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS

AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM TO PROHIBIT THE ESTABLISHMENT, LOCATION, USE, AND/OR OPERATION OF SECOND HAND STORES AND/ OR DONATION CENTERS IN ALL ZONES AND PROHIBIT THE ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMITS, USE PERMITS, AND ANY OTHER LAND USE ENTITLEMENTS RELATED THERETO.

This public hearing will be conducted in the Council Chambers of the Cerritos City Hall, Cerritos Civic Center, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California, 90703. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos website at www.cerritos.us. A copy of the related staff report will be available for download from the website by 6:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the public hearing.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City Council of the City of Artesia will hold a Regular City Council Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012 to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the follow items: 1. Resolution No. 12-2341 A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Artesia Establishing Fees for Providing Application Processing Service for Incidental Outdoor Uses and Special Outdoor Use Permit by the City’s Planning Department and Making Findings in Support Thereof 2.

CASE NO. 2012-12

3.

CASE NO. 2012-11/PLANNING COMMISSION RESOLUTION NO. 2012-09P (VARIANCE AND CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT MODIFICATION FOR CERRITOS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH) A request for approval of (1) a variance from parking requirements required under the Artesia Municipal Code as a result of a change in an incidental use of the subject building utilized by a child care center from a gymnasium to a multi-purpose room and (2) a modification to a Conditional Use Permit to convert the subject gymnasium into a multi-purpose room for the property located at 11840 E. 178th Street in the Single Family Residential (R-1) Zone.

If you challenge the above mentioned item and related actions 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 Cerritos City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Any person interested in this matter may contact the Office of the City Clerk at (562) 916-1248 for additional information and/or appear at the hearing in person or by agent and be heard. Dated: June 1, 2012

/s/Vida Barone Vida Barone City Clerk

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 6/1/12 CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICIA PARA UNA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 11705 ARKANSAS STREET A request for approval of a conditional use permit to allow a dog kennel business for the property located at 11705 Arkansas Street in the Light Manufacturing and Industrial (M-1) Zone.

If you challenge this action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matter listed above. PUBLISHED: June 1, 2012 Gloria Considine, City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 6/1/12

Notice is hereby given that the City of Hawaiian Gardens City Council and the Public Housing Authority will conduct a public hearing pertaining to the item(s) listed below: DATE OF HEARING: TIME OF HEARING: LOCATION OF HEARING:

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter. City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

HEARING ITEM: A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE BUDGET(S) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-13.

NINA DILEP PATEL filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: NINA JIGNESH PATEL. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant a petition without a hearing. Court date 6/27/12, 8:30 am, Dept C, by Yvonne T. Sanchez Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1/12.

CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cerritos City Council will conduct a public hearing at a special meeting on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter:

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CALIFORNIA AUCTION AD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be offered for sale by public auction to highest bidder for enforcement of storage lien. The auction will be held on or after June 11th , 2012@ 1:30pm. Location: Extra Space Storage, 17701 Ibbetson Ave. Bellflower, CA 90706. Terms: Cash, ExtraSpace Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or cancel auction. Name of Auctioneer: West Coast Auctioneers Bond #137857. The following units are scheduled for auction: (Customer Names) Jonathan S Caling Shewoand Bickham Daironet M Carrillo All units to include but not limited to tools, furniture, electronics, household items and misc. items unless otherwise specified.

INVITATION TO BE HEARD Those persons desiring to testify in favor of or in opposition to the proposal listed above will be given an opportunity to do so at the public hearing. If you challenge the subject application in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence submitted to the City Council at, or prior to the public hearing. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Hawaiian Gardens Finance Department at (562) 420-2641. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame al Departamento de Financiamento (562) 420-2641. Sue Underwood City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Community News 6/1/12

CALIFORNIA AUCTION AD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be offered for sale by public auction to the highest bidder for enforcement of storage lien. The auction will be held on or after: June 12th, 2012 @ 9:30am. Location: Extra Space Storage, 10753 Artesia Blvd. Cerritos, CA 90703. Terms: Cash, ExtraSpace Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or cancel auction. Name of Auctioneer: West Coast Auctioneers Bond #137857. The following units are scheduled for auction: (Customer Names) _____________________________________________________ Natha Thompson Kathleen Overleese Evelyn Crawford Johnnie McCall II Adie Swindall Jr. Marcia McClure Emelyne Barbers Jerry Jimerson Arthur Perez Robert Terry Ivory Kemp Carina De Carlo Brandon Hudson Frank Lipski II ______________________________________________________ All units to include but not limited to tools, furniture, electronics, household items and misc. items unless otherwise specified. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/25 and 6/1/12

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