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Smuts Lauded, Roasted During Retirement Dinner

Burbank Students Tour Cerritos Library

Cerritos Council Delays Goodwill Application to Open Store

By Randy Economy

By Jerry Bernstein





BC Unified School District Superintendent Gary Smuts was “roasted” and “toasted” at a retirement celebration this past Friday night at the Sycamore Plaza at the Lakewood Civic Center. Smuts is retiring from the ABC Unified School District after a career that has spanned four decades and nearly 400 family, friends, community leaders, and coworkers gathered to pay tribute to one of the “most amazing educators in the history of ABC Unified School District.” Cerritos Mayor Jim Edwards served as Master of Ceremonies and the event was filled with video tributes from local mayor’s, state elected officials, and by County

[See SMUTS DINNER page 12]

Hawaiian Gardens Council Renews City Administrator’s Contract By Jerry Bernstein editor@cerritosnews.net


he Hawaiian Gardens city council unanimously renewed their contract with City Administrator Ernesto Marquez for three years. The contract opens the door to a future revision of the position of City Administrator to City Manager. The contract, becomes effective on July 25 and adjusts the annual base salary from $169,941 to $168,000, increases vacation and leave from 18-21 hours per month to 20 and 80 hours per fiscal year to 100. The city also agrees to pay 100 percent tuition and cost fees if the City Admistrator decides to complete a Graduate Degree program in Public Administration. City Attorney Omar Sandoval said although the present contract stipulates Marquez is entitled to the benefits afforded other city employees; the new agreement stipulates he will also be subject to benefit decreases in

[See H.G. COUNCIL page 12]


Burbank Elementary School fifth grade students take a break on the field trip to the Cerritos Library to have their picture taken by the “Wedding Tree” in the Cerritos Civic Center Plaza. Teacher Wendy Huang said the class is studying language arts and social studies. “Many of them have not been to the library,” she said, “adding during their visit the class will get a tour of the third floor. Following the library visit they will have lunch in the city’s Sculpture Garden,” she said.

he Cerritos City Council upheld a Planning Commission recommendation calling for passage of an urgency ordinance that establishes a 45-day moratorium on a request by Goodwill Stores to open a store located at 17518 Carmenita Road Goodwill is seeking a Conditional Use Permit to permit it to operate a store and drop-off center where the former Rite Aid store was located. Director of Community Development Torrey Conteras said the permit was necessary because the city’s municipal code does not have any regulations regarding second-hand stores. The ordinance prohibits the establish-

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ARTESIA DEDICATES OLD FIRE STATION #30 WITH POMP, MEMORIES By Randy Economy randy@cerritosnews.net


hey gathered to honor real life heroes who helped save countless lives and to dedicate a “little fire station” that will forever serve as a monument for Artesia’s rich past and a symbol for the future. Old Fire Station #30, on the corner of Corby Avenue and 187th Street in the “heart” of Artesia was official dedicated after a massive restoration project that took thousands of volunteer hours to complete as well as an untold amount of tender loving care. With nearly 300 residents, community leaders, county fire department officials, and members of the Artesia Historical Society on hand, Mayor John Lyons oversaw a two hour program that took those gathered down a historical memory lane to recall the “enormous role” Old Fire Station #30 played in the lives of thousands of residents. Mayor John Lyon was beaming with pride and smiles as he recalled the amount of “team work” that went into restoring the fire station. “This was a true labor of love, and today we can all enjoy the value and importance this fire station has played in


Artesia's Old Fire Station #30 was official dedicated recently with a fitting tribute, ribbon cutting and community tours of the facility. Seen at the Ribbon Cutting were Artesia Mayor John Lyon, Artesia Historical Society President Barbara Applebury, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, and Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby.

our history,” he said. Barbara Applebury, the President of the Artesia Historical Society praised Lyon and Los Angeles Counhe said. Barbara Applebury, the President of the Artesia Historical Society praised the City of Artesia and Los Angeles County Super-

visor Don Knabe, as well as Chief Daryl Osby of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the ABC Unified School District for helping “create the perfect partnership” to make the restoration a “dream

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Weekly Crime Summary

June 4-10, 2012 Robbery: An attempted robbery was reported at a business on the 14200 block of Imperial Hwy. A suspect was arrested by responding deputies. Aggravated Assault: An incident occurred on the 15800 block of Imperial Hwy. The assault is under investigation. Residential Burglary: One residential burglary and one attempted burglary were reported last week. A burglary was reported on the 14300 block of Costa Mesa Dr. An attempted burglary occurred on the 15500 block of Calverton Dr. Other Structure Burglary: A burglary to a business was reported on the 15600 block of Imperial Hwy. Nothing was reported missing from the




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and learn about crime prevention techniques. For additional information, contact the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station at (562) 902-2960.


Weekly Crime Summary

June 4-10, 2012 Part I felony crimes reported to the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station dropped from 34 the previous week to 19 last week. Robberies increased, commercial burglaries remained the same, as residential burglaries, vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts declined. Patrol deputies handled 250 calls for service, down from 295 the week before. The 2012 weekly average in calls for service is now 266. There was one robbery investigated. On Monday June 4 at 4:40 p.m. a male juvenile was riding his bicycle in the 16800 block of Judy Way when a vehicle containing three other juveniles pulled up beside him. Two exited the car and pushed the victim to the ground. They took his shoes and helmet, and then fled in the vehicle. Residential burglaries dropped from ten to six last week. Open/unlocked doors or windows were the entry points in four. One window was pried and another was shattered. Cash, laptop computers, TVs, jewelry, and coins were stolen. The 2012 weekly average in residential burglaries is now 4.2. Side garage doors are a vulnerable

TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 point of entry in residential burglaries. The doors are usually protected from street view by a gate, and often not reinforced with a stronger frame and a sturdy deadbolt. Keep this in mind if you have not made any improvements. This is one repair that could save you the dilemma of being victimized. Commercial burglaries remained the same last week at four. Two fitness center lockers were involved where credit cards, wallets, cell phones, and keys were taken. The doors of two closed businesses were breached and computers were missing. The 2012 weekly average in “other structure”/commercial burglaries is 1.6. Vehicle burglaries dropped from nine to four. High-volume commercial parking lots were the locations in two. Four were SUVs. GPS units, a gym bag, clothing, an iPhone, CB radios and a CD player were missing. The 2012 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 7.7. Visible items within the passenger compartment are vulnerable items to theft. Make sure that the would-be thief cannot look into your vehicle and see anything worth breaking into it to steal. No vehicle thefts were reported last week. The 2012 weekly average in this category is now 3.5. 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.

Linda Frisbey New Cerritos Regional Chamber President By Jerry Bernstein Cerritos Mayor Jim Edwards gave the oath of office to Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce President Linda Frisbey and members of the Board of Directors members at the chamber’s 49th annual installation luncheon held at the SheratonCerritos Hotel June 7. Outgoing President Ann Smith thanked her Board of Directors for their support and the city of Cerritos “for its great support of the Chamber,” and the members who answered the telephone when she called. “This past year we have faced many economic challenge,” she said.” On the other hand we have added new members and many valuable services to our members. With Linda at the helm I’m sure additional programs and services will be added.” Upon being sworn in by Mayor Edwards as the Chamber’s 2012-13 President, Frisbey said she has “such respect and admiration for those who preceded me. I am honored to be here today.” She said, “When my sister and I were growing up we did not realize times were not easy for anyone. As we all know, difficult times continue to be

Ann Smith, outgoing Cerritos Chamber of Commerce President hands president’s gavel to incoming President Linda Frisbey at Chamber’s installation luncheon June 7 held at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel.

with us today. It’s up to us to reach out in our community and help our neighbor, buy in our own neighborhood, and enjoy our own surroundings.” She said, “We at the chamber are here to do just that. We must

continue to have plans of growth for our future. We will get beyond these difficult times. We have done it in the past and will do so now. “ She concluded by saying, “A person is only as big as they dare to live.”

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Members of the Cerritos Chamber’s 2012-13 Board of Directors include Linda Smith, President-elect Julia Emerson, Vice President Marianne Hughlett, Cindy Yen Chen, Megan Richardson, Diana Needham, Bob Buell, Dan Padleford, Richard Suttie, Cristina Riveroll, and Chamber President Linda Frisbey. Not shown are Connie Turner, Bernice Sandoval, Brian Tom, Tammy Cannon and Vice President George Ray and Vice President Leigh Clausen. New Board members sworn in were Ann Griffo, Richard Suttie, Terri Bazan and Jannet Malig.

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Ruffled Feathers after City Council Meeting As reported in the June 8 Edition of the LCCN, a tense discussion after a recent City Council meeting between two politically active individuals ended with harsh words and physical contact leading to accusations and threats of possible legal actions. As a seven-year, volunteer mediator



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Barrows calls resident A**hole A**hole! A despicable word when, used towards a person, will likely initiate some kind of negative response. But that is what Cerritos Mayor pro tem Bruce Barrows said to a resident of Cerritos because Barrows disagreed with him during a conversation after the June 4, 2012 council meeting. This statement is in the Cerritos Sheriff’s police report. A report that interviewed the Cerritos resident, Barrows and a witness. Actually the witness reported Barrows called the resident a F***** A**hole. Analyze the statement. What kind of person-who is a public servant no lesswould call a resident-an active resident-

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that in public. With witnesses present? Even if you are in a disagreement with someone, calling them an A***hole will increase the chances that things are not going to go well after that. In two witness statements, which includes Barrows, after Barrows called the Cerritos resident an A**hole, the resident said, “at least your wife likes me”. Which is where the incident went awry. Barrows admitted in the report that he “lost control” after the wife statement, pushed the resident on the shoulder and then “walked away”. Yet, the resident and witness both said it went farther than that, with Barrows grabbing the shirt and tie and pushing him against the wall. In the fluff Press Telegram story dated 6/5/12 "Barrows denied allegations by Gray that he had made other physical contact." So there is no question that Barrows

called the resident an A***hole and assaulted him. The only question is the level of assault. Can you imagine what would happen if an LA County Supervisor called a resident an A**hole after a meeting? Can you imagine what would happen if a California Assemblyperson called a resident an A**hole after a meeting? Can you imagine what would happen if a Congressperson called a resident an A**hole after a meeting? And they did this with witnesses? Why is it OK that Barrows did it? Where is the outrage Cerritos? If Cerritos mayor pro tem Barrows can call a Cerritos resident a A**hole for a simple disagreement and then accost that person, what is next? We can all just F***** imagine. The Cerritos Sheriff’s report of the incident can be viewed at loscerritosnrews.net.

didate from keeping his promises.” “That’s true,” he said, “but back in Fruitcake, the candidate tries to explain why he can’t keep his commitment.” He paused for a moment, “but when he doesn’t even try to explain and just keeps silent, it begins to look like he only made the promises just to gain support.” My Friend from Fruitcake had a point. “You know what happens? He asked. “His supporters eventually turn against him and he suddenly finds himself marginalized.” He paused a moment. “His so called new friends are just using him under the guise of harmony. We had that happen a few years ago. A candidate running for the Fruitcake city council promised his supporters he would straighten things out in city hall.” “What happen?” I asked. “He took the easy way out and didn’t do a thing. Nothing changed.” “What did his supporters do? “They turned against him and pulled their support away from him. The next election three seats were open. His former

supporters backed three reformed candidates. When the election was over and new majority took over a he was marginalized. When his term was ended he failed in his bid for re-election. I sat back in my chair, silently going over in my mind what he had just said. “What doe that has to do with Hawaiian Gardens?” I asked. “If you don’t know, I certainly don’t know,” he replied. My Friend from Fruitcake, Florida got up to leave, then sat back down in his chair. “You know, “ he said, “Politics is the same no matter where you live. If you don’t keep your promises or at least try to keep them, you wind up alone. No one will trust your word again. It’s true in Fruitcake and here in California. I think Hawaiian Gardens voters know what is going on. This time my Friend from Fruitcake, Florida got up from his chair and said, “Well, I have to go. I’m having lunch with our friend, “VAL LYNDER, DEFENDER OF ALL THAT IS TRUE.”

filed a “failure to prosecute” procedure last Friday. “The District Attorney will not file charges against Mayor pro tem Bruce Barrows,” Trujillo told LCCN. “The DA will refer the case per policy to a Office Hearing Program. The case will be handled internally and informally in our office,” stressed Trujillo. According to one website, Open Hearing is an administrative hearing that is conducted as an alternative to a misdemeanor criminal prosecution in Los Angeles County. The City Attorney Hearing Program is used as an alternative to criminal prosecution. A hearing officer (not an attorney) conducts this type of administrative hearing and there is no judge or jury present at the hearing. Witnesses for the defendant and or the alleged victim may testi-

fy at the hearing. Evidence presented by either side is considered by the hearing officer. At the end of the hearing, the hearing officer will determine whether to recommend to the City Attorney to proceed with criminal prosecution, dismiss the matter, or the hearing officer could leave the case open for one year before completely closing out the criminal case. Gray and Barrows went head to head in a heated exchange at the Monday June 4 Cerritos City Council Meeting during public comments. Barrows said he was “defending the honor of his wife Teresa.” Gray said the he was a “victim of assault” and that Barrows needs to admit “the truth” to “himself” and “the community.” Cerritos resident Chris Fuentes lashed out at Barrows at the meeting and demanded the

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Congratulations Class of 2012! We wish you the best in your future endeavors. The City of Hawaiian Gardens also Congratulates the following Scholarship winners: MAYOR’S YOUTH WALK OF ACHIEVEMENT

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Charles Hong Nicole Howard Raevyn Brittney Howell Victor Weite Hsiao Angela Hsu Kai Yuan Huang Shin-Yen Huang Stephen Chi-Han Huang Alexander Huerta Mia Jasmine Hul Tiffany Tsuihsuan Hung Joshua Dahn Hur Aprille Esther Hwang Julian F Hwang Donald Akio Ishikawa Manasa Iyer Deryl Anthony Jackson Meera Jain Karen Yumi Jang Sheharyar Ghalib Janjua Karan Jaswal Andrew Edward Villegas Javier Gianni Jeong Kevin Won Jeong Nathan Cameron Jimenez Andrew Edward Johnson Anthonie Skipper Johnston Devonte Myles Jones Yun Hei Joo Devin Tom Joseph Diana Joves Ashley Cindy Juarez David Jung Jinyoung Jung Tae Jong Jung Olivia Lee Junus Trisha Marie Justiniano Emily Kan Katey Kuni Kanamoto Elizabeth Kang Jee Soo Kang Sharon Jieun Kang Ye Eun Kang Rishi Kaul Kimo Leroy Kendrick Caroline Kim Cho-Rok Kim Christina Maeree Kim Connie Chungmi Kim Da Suel Kim Daniel Joon Sup Kim Geeha Kim Hee Soo Kim Heidi Kim Hyeon Woo Kim Jennifer Kim Jin A Kim John Chung Hyun Kim Joy K Kim Jung Won Kim Kevin Jung Jin Kim Kyung Min Kim Lydia Kim Min Suk Kim

Miriam Kim Sang Woo Kim Seung Woo Kim Sharon H Kim Si Eun Kim Tae-Hun Kim Ted Ha Kim Yeri Kim Young Dong Kim Abraham Ko Hye Rin Ko Isaac Sung Bin Ko Kyo Chul Kevin Koo Kora Kwok Brandi A. Ladd-Van Dusen Kristen Nicole Lai Rachel Brianne Lai Monica Amy Lao Andrew Le Kevin Tran Le Albert Jeong Jin Lee Amy M Lee Audrey Ju Lee Chia-Lun Lee Darren Lee Emily M Lee Grace Lee Han Ah Lee Jeong Ah Lee Jung Won Rebecca Lee Katheryn Angie Lee Kyu Hwan Lee Kyun Young Lee Paul Lee Rachel Allison Lee Se Hyen Lee Sharon Lee Shawn Ray Lee Soo Ho Lee Susie S Lee William Wei Lee Lance Joseph LeFebvrier Thomas Kalani Lemusu Ndudi Egbulem Lever Nicole Dianne Lewis Tong Li Pao Lung Liang Patrick Sean Libunao Nadine Stephanie Lievanos Jesse Lin Michelle Lin Zaneta Elim Lin Shirlynn Lindrum Michael Liou Courtney Liu Crystal Kar Won Lo Isaac Hector Loarca Pauline Long Stephanie J Lopez Paul Rene Luevano Yingchun Luo Don Amechi Macfoy Deaven Machingo Chidiebere Bryant Madu

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Excelsior committee members gather in the school quad following the 2010 alumni picnic. The committee members cover graduation dates from 1945 to 1971. Even though they attended Excelsior in different times they come together every two years to plan the picnic. Planning starts early in the year, first securing the school, and picking a theme. Each member volunteers their talents to the group, which will all, come together for the 14th alumni picnic on June 23, 2012.

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Members are [1st row left to right] Jim Currie, Joy Brown, Hilda Cardiel Ambriz, Alex Ambriz, Marie Jackson, Robert Estrada, Ray Ramirez, 2nd row Maria Currie, Jerry Laloli, Don Valenzuela, Larry Plummer, Jim Martin, Jessie Contreras. Not pictured are Gloria Jurado and Grant Hovey. This year Willie Manriquez, Kathy Powell-Rutkas and Lupe Ambriz joined the group. The group also met to replace roses in the memorial garden, which is maintained by various members. Since March of this year Jim Martin and Kathy Powell-Rutkas have been weeding and tending to more than 70 roses planted in the quad area of the campus. The school is currently being used to film a movie so there will be a few adjustments the day of picnic. Alumni President Hilda Cardiel Ambriz said Pilots also attended benefit events in the community, placed a wreath at the traveling Viet Nam Wall to honor fallen Excelsior Pilots, attended class reunions, and car shows to promote the Excelsior Picnic. She said an early picnic registration fee of $5 could be mailed to 1310 S. Boulder Avenue, Ontario, Ca. 91762. A $10 registration fee can be made on the day of the picnic. For additional information call Hilda Amuriz at 909-984-2391.

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Continued from page 1 come true.” Joining in the ceremony included former Old Fire Station #30 Fire Fighters and living members of their families. Attending and speaking about their memories where Clark Miller, Greta Creedon, daughter of former fireman Joe Hakema , Steven Earl, son of firefighter Fred Earl, Joe Hakema Jr. the son of the late fireman as well as Rick Ings, son of fireman Fred Ings. Also attending were Ann Julian, daughter of Elmer Julian; Richard Willeford, son of Hogan Willeford and Lou Ann Zulawski, daughter of Fred Earl. Applebury referred to Fire Chief Osby as a “rock star” before the event began and Osby said he had “never felt such pride to be part of something that will be a living testimony to fire fighters and a community that has a huge heart.” Also performing at the event was the Artesia DES Band under the direction of Conductor David Costa. After its retirement from Los Angeles County, the building was sold and several other entities including an ambulance service and the former Artesia Chamber of Commerce, utilized the facility. In 2005 the City of Arteisa acquired the building and with restoration funding by both county Supervisor Don Knabe’s office, a major renovation was able to comment. Applebury said that the goal of the restoration was “to return the building to the look and condition it was during the fire service days.” Members of the Artesia Historical Society interviewed and shared their memories of the building which aided Mayor Lyon in achieving “an accurate restoration.” The opening of Old Fire Station #30


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Continued from page 1 the event they decrease to other city employees. He said the contract may be terminated or canceled at any time by the City or by the Administrator, for any reason or for no reason at all, and may be terminated completely without cause. It also stipulates the Administrator shall not be removed from office during or within a period of 90 days following a municipal election. He said the purpose is to allow newly elected council members to observe the actions and ability of the Administrator’s performance. If he is terminated within the 90-day period he/she shall be paid for that period and the remaining 90 days from the election regardless of whatever time remains on the term of employment. The contract calls for the city to pay directly to the Public Employees Retirement System all payments needed to satisfy the administrator’s contribution to CalPERS. The council also renewed the city’s contract with Howard & Associates to provide human resources and labor negotiation services. The city’s current contract expires June 30. At the same time it named Howard Caldwell acting city administrator when the city administrator is absent. Caldwell receives a flat fee retainer of $4,600 per month. In the event he is asked to serve as acting administrator, he will receive additional compensation of $400 per day covering the City Administrator’s office. AFFCME Union Representative Pete Schinaufer told the council he was disappointed in the council’s naming Howard Caldwell to be acting city administrator when the city administrator is out of town. In the past the council would name department heads to fill the temporary position, giving them experience that would benefit their current position. One union member commented to the LCCN after the council meeting Caldwell would receive $400 per day compared to the department heads that were paid their regular salaries. In other business the council approved the painting of red curbs at the intersections of 221st Street and Arline Avenue, 223rd Street and Horst Avenue, and the Northeast corner of 228 Street. and Arline Avenue. The council also approved a one-year agreement for Helicopter patrol services by and between the city and the Lakewood-Sky Knight Patrol. Councilmember Barry Bruce said right now a deputy in the field could call the helicopter to a site. He would like him to receive approval from a superior instead of call direct. The council agreed with the city administrator saying he would follow trough on the suggestion.

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he writing was somewhat on the wall last summer for the Cerritos Girls Softball Association when it did not field a 14-U division in its own annual tournament. Only two teams had signed up to come to Cerritos and one was its own all-star team. This summer will see the CGSA go through some major changes which president Benito Joaquin hope are just temporary. For starters, the CGSA will not host its own tournament for the first time ever. Last summer, the tournament, which was held June 10-12, fielded a total of 15 teams in three age divisions. In the past, there have been eight teams in four age divi-

sions. Part of that can be attributed to the decision of more and more girls opting to play travel ball instead of recreation ball. Also, the City of Cerritos wouldn’t allow vendors to be on the premises of the Cerritos Sports Complex, something that probably discouraged teams from coming. “It was unfortunate but the positive is we’re taking a year off to just gather up some information and see what we can do to make it a better experience, not only for Cerritos but for all of the other teams coming in,” Joaquin said. Cerritos participated in the Los Alamitos Tournament last weekend when it should have been hosting its own tournament. The CGSA still went to the San Dieguito and La Habra Tournaments again, just as it did last summer and will return to the Chino Hills Tournament this weekend. Joaquin said that the CGSA plans on bringing its

tournament back to Cerritos next summer. But, he also said the numbers are down this summer, more with the older girls. In terms of all-stars, there are 15 returning from the 38 that were in the 8-U,10-U and 12-U divisions last summer. From this summer’s 8-U team, there are two returning all-stars. Six 8-U all-stars moved up to the 10-U team with one returning member while two 10-U all-stars last summer are now 12-U all-stars with another four returning to the same team. “It was a time where we lost some really good girls,” Joaquin said of this summer. “Travel ball is becoming a big thing now, especially with the younger girls. It wasn’t only the 14s; it was also the 10s and 12s. It was not only Cerritos, but a lot of other leagues. A lot of the presidents were complaining about being short in the 14s. We had other leagues that had only one or

two [teams]. It was all across the district.” However, the CGSA is fielding a 6-U all-star team for the first time, which is mostly slow pitch and Joaquin hopes that it will generate more players to come out and advance through the system in the future. The 6-U all-stars will also compete in the Chino Hills Tournament but not in the Amateur Softball Association Los Angeles/ South Bay “B” District Tournament, which will be held in Long Beach June 22-24. Including the ASA “B” state tournament last summer, the four CGSA all-star teams combined to go 52-40-4 with the 10-U allstars capturing the San Dieguito and Chino Hills Tournament championships. “We have some really good 8-U girls and some really good 6-U girls,” Joaquin said. “We’re taking extra efforts to prep them a lot better and get them ready for competitive play, which is all-stars.”

WHITNEY JUMPERS END STRONG AT CIF TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS On May 19, 2012, Whitney High School sent two of its finest track and field athletes to compete at Mt. San Antonio College for CIF-Southern Section Division 4 Finals. Senior Paley Mao finished 4th with a boys’ school record triple jump of 41’11.5” and sophomore Michaela Platt tied for 7th in the girls’ high jump with a leap of 4’9” as they both ended their high school seasons at CIF Finals. Throughout the season, Mao struggled with a nerve injury in his right hamstring,

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(for the Fullerton Superior Court in the Small Claims, Civil Harassment, and Unlawful Detainer cases), I shudder to think of the possible repercussions to both individuals and the city of Cerritos from a continuing knockdown and drag-out fight this incident might engender. From my experience with many personal mediation cases and observations of court cases, nothing is made better by continuing a personal dispute in public and the courts. Persons with political ambitions in particular need to stay out of the conflict arena as the public quickly loses faith in anyone who can’t get along with the opposition. There is a saying in mediation, if you wrestle with a pig, both of you get muddy, but the pig enjoys it. Continuing a dispute only causes continued personal anguish, stress, and tarnished reputations. Plus, lawyers are expensive. There is a lesson for all of us in this case. What I’ve observed is that life is fraught with conflict and controversy and

(31’8.75”) at the Academy League Finals. Platt’s high jump mark set a new Academy League record and bettered her own Whitney High School record while her long jump mark broke the previous Whitney High School record. Platt’s successes earned her 2012 Academy League Girls Field MVP honors. Currently, Mao and Platt are training to compete at Junior Olympics in June. Next year, Mao plans to jump for the track and field team at NYU. no one is immune from losing their temper under the right circumstances. The higherorder issue is not who is right, but how to make it right. The only good remedy to personal disputes of this nature is to apologize, forgive, and move on. It is impossible to reconcile with someone until you have forgiven them. Most mediated civil harassment cases are settled in exactly this way, sometimes with more formal ground rules for behaviors. In conflict mediation, the past is seldom discussed, but instead, closure is gained by getting back on the right path. I often suggest that no matter who is more at fault, the bigger person should apologize first as an initial step toward reconciliation and normalization of civility. After some venting, soul searching, and time to calm down, over 90% of the mediated cases settle with a handshake. If both gentlemen involved in this dispute apologize and forgive, I would consider them both to be the bigger man. The ideal solution is always for the parties in a dispute to remember to be hard on the issues but soft on the people. Life’s too short to carry a grudge. Chuck Sooter


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he City of Hawaiian Gardens awarded $44,000 in higher education scholarships to aspiring Hawaiian Gardens youth and adults. A keystone priority of City leaders, the City annually presents scholarship awards to determined and financially-challenged residents in their pursuit of improving the lives of City youth and families. The Scholarship Awards Dinner ceremony took place on June 9 at the C. Robert Lee Activity Center, located at 21815 Pioneer Blvd. in Hawaiian Gardens. This year’s candidates were presented awards under three different scholarship programs; the “Youth Scholarship Program” for graduating high school seniors, the “Adult Scholarship Program” for adults attending school or desiring to return to school, and the “Miss Hawaiian Gardens Scholarship Program” for ladies 18-25 years of age desiring to represent the City at important civic events. “The City is so proud to recognize and award these residents for their hard work and determination to advance their education and improve their lives,” said Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Mike Gomez. “The betterment of our community starts with our youth and families, and being able to

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Continued from page 4 city council to “take action against Mayor Pro Tem Barrows.” Barrows criticized the coverage of Los Cerritos Community News during the public comment section of the meeting. No formal action was taken against Barrows by city council members, and it is unclear if the matter will resurface during a future meeting.

CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY CLERK’S OFFICE LEGAL NOTICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL CONTINUANCE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUACION DE UNA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO CONTINUE THE PUBLIC HEARING described below that was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., will be Continued on the date, time and location specified as follows. This Public Hearing is hereby Continued and Rescheduled to Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. PUBLIC HEARING:

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE APN: 7156-021-014 TS No: CA09006962-11-1 TO No: 6111109 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED May 14, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM, by the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, in the city of Pomona, County of Los Angeles, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 22, 2007 as Instrument No. 20071236780 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by KEITH A. RODGERS, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2823 HARDWICK ST, LAKEWOOD, CA 90712 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 without covenant or warranty, express 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $405,721.10 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: June 8, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09006962-11-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Rowena Paz, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 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 telephone number for information regarding the Trustee's Sale or visit the Internet Web site address on the previous page for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA09006962-11-1. 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. A-4257470 06/15/2012, 06/22/2012, 06/29/2012 TS No. CA-12-498569-EV Order No.: 1108235 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/29/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): KEEHO KIM: OCK KYUNG YI, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 05/14/2007 as Instrument No. 20071157896 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California; Date of Sale: 7/3/2012 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $321,461.87 The purported property address is: 18528 Heather Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703 Please be advised that the legal description set forth on the Deed of Trust is in error. The legal description of the property secured by the Deed of Trust is more properly set forth and made part of Exhibit "A" as attached hereto. EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 23 TRACT 22606, IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 806 PAGES 31 TO 33 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID PROPERTY, BUT WITH NO RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS PROVIDED IN DEED SEPTEMBER 2, 1971. Assessor’s Parcel No. 7023-012-006 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 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-12-498569-EV. 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P950522 6/8, 6/15, 06/22/2012

PUBLIC NOTICE APPLICANT: First Choice Bank, 2401 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806 (Proposed Branch), Neena Bansil, President/CEO TYPE OF FILING: To Establish a Branch NAME OF DEPOSITORY INSTITUTION: First Choice Bank, 17414 Carmenita Road, Cerritos, CA 90703 Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his or her comments in writing with the regional director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at the appropriate FDIC office, 25 Jessie Street at Ecker Square, Suite 2300, San Francisco, California 94105 not later than 15 days after date of this publication. The nonconfidential portions of this application are on file at the appropriate FDIC office and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of the nonconfidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 6/15/12 Escrow No. 5046871-JC NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P 24073 et seq.) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the Seller(s)/licensee(s) are: PUANGPLOY KANCHANAPOSHYA, 9349-51 Alondra Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706 Doing business as: THAI ORCHID RESTAURANT All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s)/licensee(s), are: The name(s) address of the Buyer(s)/applicant(s) is/are: NAOWARAT NA PHATTALUNG and PAUL PATTANA, 15845 Kingsbury St., Granada Hills, CA 91344 The assets being sold are generally described as: furniture, fixtures, equipment, tradename, goodwill, leasehold interest and improvements, and covenant not to compete and ABC License and is/are located at: 9349-51 Alondra Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706 The type of license to be transferred is/are: On-Sale Beer & Wine Eating Place, #41-273509 now issued for the premises located at: SAME The bulk sale and transfer of the alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: CENTRAL ESCROW, INC., 3660 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 108, Los Angeles, CA 90010 and the anticipated sale date is July 12, 2012 The purchase price or consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $20,000.00, including inventory estimated at $2,500.00, which consists of the following: Check - $2,000.00 Cash - $18,000.00 It has been agreed between the seller(s)/licensee(s) and the intended buyer(s)/transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions Code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dated: June 4, 2012 PUANGPLOY KANCHANAPOSHYA, Seller(s)/Licensee(s) NAOWARAT NA PHATTALUNG, PAUL PATTANA, Buyer(s)/Applicant(s)

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TSG No.: 5700230 TS No.: CA1100233343 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:7012 005 002 Property Ad¬dress: 12447 DAWN LN CERRITOS, CA 90703-2816 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/12/09. 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 PRO¬CEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solu¬tions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 04/08/09, as Instru¬ment No. 20090508657, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: RALPH E. CLEMENTS AND GENN CLEMENTS, HUSBAND AND WIFE.,. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) Inside the lobby of the building located at 628 North Diamond Bar Blvd., Suite B, Diamond Bar, CA. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 7012 005 002. The street address and other com¬mon designation, if any, of the real property described above is pur¬ported to be: 12447 DAWN LN, CERRITOS, CA 90703-2816. 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 remain¬ing principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the un¬paid balance of the obligation se¬cured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, ex¬penses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $397,383.81. The benefi¬ciary under said Deed of Trust here¬tofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Elec¬tion to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. 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 contact¬ing 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 (916) 939 0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySearchTerms.aspx using the file number assigned to this case CA1100233343. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not imme¬diately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postpone¬ment information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's Trustee. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corpora¬tions a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of Califor¬nia Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the require¬ments. Date: 06/10/12, First Ameri¬can Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solu¬tions, LLC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers -- FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916) 939-0772. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC May be Acting as a Debt Collector Attempting to Collect a Debt. Any Information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0202393 06/15/12, 06/22/12, 06/29/12


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