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GOVERNMENT COVER-UP :

FOIA: HAWAIIAN GARDENS ‘ACCIDENTALLY’ ERASED CITY VIDEO THAT WOULD HAVE SHOWN THEFT HMG-LCCN STAFF REPORT In June of this year, Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community News published an exclusive story about Hawaiian Gardens employee and former AFSCME President Fred Lincon who was accused of misusing thousands of dollars of union funds. Council 36 Staff Representative Pete Schnaufer leveled serious allegations, under oath, of financial fraud accusing Licon of a cover-up by failing to follow administrative procedures under the Union’s

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International Constitution. Schnaufer testified that a large amount of cash was withdrawn from the union account without documentation or authorization. “$38,000 had been appropriated out of the account by Licon without authorization or supporting documentation,” Schnaufer told the court. The June front page article, which was based on a hearing document obtained by HMG-LCCN, was deemed “offensive” by Lincon and his friends down at City Hall, which includes Mayor Myra

Maravilla. So offensive that City Hall personnel resorted to lies, petty theft, and a violation of free

speech and the First Amendment in an attempt to bury the story.

Newspapers “disappear” HMG-LCCN delivers 200 papers free to Hawaiian Gardens City Hall reception area and to the Recreation Center next door to City Hall every Friday as a courtesy to City employees and local residents. On Friday June 14, HMGLCCN delivered the papers at approximately 10:30 a.m. Later on in the day, HMGLCCN received several calls from readers asking for the newspaper, subsequent calls into City Hall revealed that no papers could be found. “I asked questions,” said HMG-LCCN Publisher Brian

LA MIRADA BASED PHANTOM PROJECTS GOING NATIONAL

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF On behalf of the LA County, Sue Kane, Norwalk Library Manager recently received a commendation naming the venerable institution the county’s 2019 Library of the Year. The library also received awards for the Librarian of the Year as well as recognition for their outstanding marketing plan. This is the first time in their 106 year history to receive all three acknowledgements at the same time. “It has been quite a year for the LA County Library, which now boasts 87 branches across the county with two in the city of Norwalk,” said Kane. The Norwalk Library was also recognized for celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the Civic Center Plaza at the Norwalk council meeting held August 20, 2019. “In addition to the library’s recognition, we are also acknowledging our own Norwalk Library Branch for celebrating

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Hews, “nobody knew anything, just that the papers were gone.” Hews later learned that both buildings had video surveillance equipment and sent a public records request June 19 asking for the video between Friday June 14 and Tuesday June 18. Under the Freedom of Information Act, cities are required to respond to a public records request within ten working days (June 29). If on the tenth day the City deems the request “voluminous,” the city can request an additional fourteen days for a total of

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NEW LAKEWOOD WATER METERS PROVIDE REAL-TIME USAGE STATS BY TAMMYE MCDUFF

Seattle for a seven show stretch over four days before ending at the 1,400-seat Cam-Plex Theatre in Gillette, Wyoming. Steve Cisneros created the troupe when he was just 17 years old, out of his parents La Mirada home, rehearsing in a two car garage. Quickly outgrowing that space the troupe expanded and presents eleven shows a year between their La Mirada Theatre

The city of Lakewood has installed a new water system that can tell you how much water you are using and what time of day you use it. The change only affects Lakewood City Water residents and does not apply to Golden State Water customers. Bill Grady, Public Information Officer for the City of Lakewood acknowledges it is a much better and more accurate tool for residents and business to manage their water consumption. The old water meters were just about worn out and the majority of them needed to be replaced. “We had to make a decision,” Grady told HMG-LCCN, ”do we replace these old water meters with more ‘older generation’ water meters that only tell you how much water you use

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PHANTOM PROJECTS Director Steve Cisneros [center] and the Phantom Projects Theater Group will expand nationally after performing to sold out audiences coast to coast.

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF La Mirada-based Phantom Projects Theatre Group has performed for half a million students in Southern California over the past 22 years. This feat was possible by shows that travel to schools and youth groups along with a full-season of shows at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. However in the last five months, the troupe has expanded

with performances of the new national versions of ‘Jargie the Science Girl!’ and Teens on Tour: The Center of the Universe. “A few months ago, the sciences show sold-out four performances at the Smithsonian Institute’s Discovery Theatre in Washington DC,” said Steve Cisneros, Founder of Phantom Projects,” two performances had already been sold out before we even set off to Washington State.” The group is heading to


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KAISER TO INVEST $4.3 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

$1.1 MILLION will be invested in a Los Angeles Family Housing development in the North Hills area of the San Fernando Valley. The Angel Apartments project will transform 22,260 square feet of underutilized commercial space into 53 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless residents.

STAFF REPORT To help tackle the homeless epidemic, a loan from Kaiser Permanente to Enterprise Community Loan Fund has recently resulted in two impact investments totaling $4.3 million in Los Angeles and San Diego to provide more affordable, secure homes for those most in need of shelter. These investments will create and preserve 75 affordable and/or permanent supportive housing units in two counties with among the highest rates of homelessness, the least affordable housing and the most rapidly changing housing markets in California. “Stable, affordable housing is essential to a person’s health,” said John Yamamoto, vice president of Community Health and Government Relations at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. The develop-

ments are the first impact investments in Southern California from the recently created $100 million RxHome Fund. This fund is comprised of a $50 million loan from Kaiser Permanente to Enterprise Community Loan Fund, plus an additional $50 million in capital from ECLF. The goal of the RxHome Fund is to create and to preserve 3,250 healthy and affordable homes over the next decade in Kaiser Permanente’s service areas nationwide. Kris Freed, chief of programs at Los Angeles Family Housing, noted working with organizations like Kaiser Permanente and Enterprise Community Loan Fund illustrate the power of cross-sector collaboration to produce powerful change within our communities. “It supports the notion that we are all part of the same community, and when our community is in crisis, we can fix it together,” Freed said.

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INDEPENDENCE PARK RENOVATION IN DOWNEY

DOWNEY CITY COUNCILMAN Sean Ashton, Mayor Pro Tem Blanca Pacheco, Mayor Rick Rodriguez, Councilwoman Claudia Frometa and Councilman Alex Saab with residents at the groundbreaking. The renovation was funded by Measure S passed in 2016, it is expected to generate $9 million.

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF As part of Measure S funding, Downey is refurbishing and renovating six of the major parks in the city. The renovation of the City's parks will be completed in three phases. Each phase will include a series of park projects that will have the same schedule. During construction, some parks will be completely closed or partially closed. The parks that are not in construction will be open to the public. A groundbreaking was held at Independence Park on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Improvements include one new detached restroom structure, four male and female restrooms per gender which will be adjacent to the northern parking lot. The removal of existing playground fall zone material will be replaced with rub-

berized surfacing. Eight tennis courts will be resurfaced and painted. Site furnishing such as picnic tables, barbecues, benches, drinking fountains and trash receptacles will be completely replaced. Construction is scheduled to begin immediately and conclude December of this year. Independence Park estimated construction cost is $2 million. Additional parks slated for improvements are Golden Park, Apollo Park, Furman Park, Wilderness Park and Pond and Dennis the Menace Park. Measure S was an increase of half percent to the transactions and use tax, and was approved by 63% of Downey voters in November 2016 and went into effect on April 1, 2017. It is expected to generate approximately $9 million per year to protect and enhance the quality of services to the community.


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WEST NILE VIRUS UPDATE: LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS West Nile virus (WNV) activity continues to be detected in Los Angeles County mosquitoes. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD / District) has confirmed WNV in four additional mosquito samples from traps in the cities of Carson, Northridge, Reseda and Signal Hill.  Residents are urged to use EPAregistered repellents when spending time outdoors to prevent mosquito bites and WNV illness. Not all repellents are effective against mosquitoes but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends repellents with the following active ingredients: DEET®, Picaridin, IR3535

and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus. West Nile virus is endemic in Los Angeles County, and the summer heat can increase virus activity and mosquito populations. So far this year, 10 WNV human cases have been reported in California, two of which were identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Visit CalSurv Maps for a comprehensive look at this year’s West Nile virus activity throughout Southern California.   The District works year-round to actively search for and manage water-holding areas such as gutters, ditches, storm drain channels, basins, and non-functional pools and ponds, but there are many more mosquito breeding sites on private property that require the public’s attention.

NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CERRITOS COLLEGE FOUNDATION in four states from 2014 – 2019. She has an extensive background in higher education and college foundation marketing, communications, development, community advancement, and alumni relations. Carol earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Northern Michigan University. “We are thrilled to have Carol Krumbach as the new Foundation executive director. Carol understands our mission of providing affordable, accessible and quality education to the community, and she has the skills and experience to lead our fundraising efforts and relationship building to help students achieve their dreams,” said Dr. Jose Fierro, president/superintendent, Cerritos College.

LA MIRADA TO HOST FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR The City of La Mirada will host a free Community Health Information and Safety Fair, on Wednesday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the La Mirada Activity Center. The event will provide residents access to free health screenings, information relating to health and wellness, and safety tips. “The Community Health Information and Safety Fair helps raise awareness

about the importance of preventive health screenings,” says Lisa Montoya, Community Services Supervisor. Learn about important health screenings and other forms of preventive care that can help improve your overall health and wellness. " The La Mirada Activity Center is located at 13810 La Mirada Boulevard. For additional information, call (562) 902-3160.

Successful international business women brings 30 years of experience to City Hall. STAFF REPORT CERRITOS - Cerritos Planning Commissioner Jennifer Hong announced her candidacy for the Cerritos City Council in the upcoming March 3, 2020 election this week. Commissioner Hong has served on the Planning Commission for the past two years including Vice Chair in 2017 and as Chairperson 2018. Commissioner Hong's service has included the Let Freedom Ring Committee, which is responsible for the Fourth of July festivities each year, serving from 2007-2009 and 2011-2017. Hong Chaired the committee in 2015. In addition, Commissioner Hong also held the position of Secretary of the Formosa Senior Association, Inc. (based in Cerritos), from 2012-2014, and is an active member of the Women's Club of Artesia-Cerritos and the Soroptimist International of Artesia-Cerritos. Commissioner Hong remains actively involved in the Global Apparel Industry, and is a proven successful entrepreneur. She operated a successful garment business headquarter in Cerritos with offices and showrooms in Los Angeles and New York City. Commissioner Hong lives with her husband, William Palmer, in Cerritos,

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where they have been proud residents for over 35 years with two adult sons. Commissioner Hong is endorsed by (partial list): • Hon. Frank Aurelio Yokoyama, Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem • Hon. Grace Hu, Councilmember and 3 Term Mayor • Hon. Mark E. Pulido, Councilmember and 2 Term Mayor • Hon. Shin Liu, Cerritos College Trustee • Hon. Diana Needham, Chair of Parks and Recreation Commission and 3 Term Mayor • Commissioner Tatiana Bui, Cerritos Planning Commission and 2 Term Chair • • Commissioner Mansour Meisami, Property Preservation Commission. Commissioner Hong can be reached at: JenniferHongforCerritosCityCouncil2020 @verizon.net

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icals which could leach, especially if they come in contact with hot, greasy, or acidic food. Animal sometimes eat it especially turtles and fish and that can kill them. Finally and most importantly it can't be recycled. HMG-LCCN is asking Cerritos and area cities to join Long Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Santa Monica, Alisa Viejo, Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, and Laguna Woods and ban polystyrene. Join the club Cerritos.

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Continued from page 1 monthly, or do we use this opportunity to install the newest generation of meters.� The water department has just about completed the new installation of these meters for residential homes in Lakewood. These new meters register water usage every hour. Residents can monitor their usage by logging onto the system via computer. “I am a Lakewood resident too,� said Grady, “when I checked out my water usage over a couple of days, I was able to see when we used the dishwasher and how much we used during the dinner hour, which wasn’t that much. But first thing in the morning, with showers, breakfast and the sprinkler system coming on, it really spikes in usage.� Grady added that this has really helped him understand how much a water irrigation systems actually uses. Lakewood is not suggesting that residents curtail water usage, only that this

new metering system will help residents become more aware of how much water is actually being used and where. For efficiency, residents can now pay online, but if USPS is a preference, they can receive paper bills and make payments via check. This new system also produces another change. There will no longer be a city employee going out to read the water meter. But according to City officials no one is losing their job, employees are currently being trained to use the new system via computer, which will free up some working hours to accomplish other items in the city that have been put on the back burner. “The water department is going to be much more prepared, this is really a winwin for everybody,� added Grady. Lakewood water customers can learn about the city’s new smart water meters at a free workshop on Monday August 26th. The meeting will be held at The Centre from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. For more information or to RSVP call 562.866.9771, extension 2708.

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CERRITOS COLLEGE INCREASES SAFETY MEASURES Cerritos College added a new mobile alert system adopting the award-winning Rave Mobile Safety (Rave) system that is used by more than half of the nation’s Ivy League schools and Big Ten campuses. The College’s new mobile notification system streamlines critical communication by sending emergency and non-emergency emails, text messages, and voicemail through one platform. Over the last three years, the College has installed 19 solar-powered emergency blue light towers on campus to provide students and staff with direct access to Campus Police if users need to report a critical incident. More emergency towers are being installed throughout the campus parking lots along Alondra Blvd., Studebaker Road, and 166th Street. “Campus safety is our top priority,� said Felipe Lopez, vice president of business services, Cerritos College. “The College is enhancing its emergency responsiveness and security features to provide our students, staff, and faculty with the best learning and work environment to better serve our students.�

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TSA REMINDS TRAVELLERS ABOUT REAL ID STAFF REPORT As of October 1, 2020, if you wish to use a California driver’s license or state ID card to board a domestic flight or enter most federal facilities, that driver’s license or ID card must be REAL IDcompliant. The REAL ID license and cards are optional, and you can currently still get a traditional driver’s license and ID card when you renew. If you choose not to get the REAL ID card, you can continue to use your passport or other U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) approved forms of identification to board a plane. For more information, visit the REAL ID FAQ at https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/realid/realidfaq. If you choose to get the new REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, the process requires you to provide the DMV with original or certified copies of documents verifying your true full name (first, middle and last), date of birth, Social Security number and California residence. The California DMV website has a checklist of sample documents to help you prepare for your visit to get your REAL ID card, which you can view at https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/realid/checklist. For example, you can fulfill the first two requirements with a valid passport or birth certificate and your Social Security card or W-2 form. The final requirement asks you to present two printed documents that verify your California residency. These documents must list your full first and last name as well as the residence ad-

dress. (Middle name is optional but not required.) Documents bearing only a first initial or addressed to a P.O. Box are not acceptable.

One easy way to provide this proof of residency is by using your home utility bill, such as your water or trash bill. Be sure to verify that it does contain your full first and last name and residence address before you plan to visit the DMV. (The utility bill does not need to include your middle name or initial, although it can if you wish.) If your bill shows just your first initial and last name, you can easily request the update to your full first name by phone. Other changes, such as a new married name or adding or deleting a name, will require additional information. Name changes cannot be made online. For more information or to request a name update, contact the DMV or go to DMV.org.

NORWALK CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD COMMUNITY FORUM STAFF REPORT The Norwalk City Council invites residents and business members to a Community Forum on Tuesday, August 27 at 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Corvallis Middle School. Corvalis is located at 11032 E. Leffingwell Road, Norwalk CA. The forums, held on a quarterly basis at locations throughout the city, provide an opportunity for the public to engage with Council on a variety of issues impacting quality of life. Brief presentations on Economic De-

velopment, Emergency Preparedness and Census 2020 will be provided followed by an open floor discussion. As part of the Emergency Preparedness presentation, the Public Safety Department will highlight the recently launched Nixle Initiative, which provides emergency notifications to registered users. Attendees can register on site and receive first aid kits. Light refreshments will be served. Translation services will be available for residents who speak Spanish. For more information, please call Public Affairs at 562-929-5735.

LA MIRADA CRIME SUMMARY August 12 - August 18, 2019 Notable Arrests • Twelve suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations. Robbery • Three robberies were reported on 12300 block of La Mirada Blvd. No injuries were sustained during the incidents. They exact loss is yet to be determined. One suspect was detained and arrested. • A suspect used force while attempting to flee with merchandise during a daytime robbery on the 12700 block of Valley View Ave. The suspect was detained and arrested. Aggravated Assault • A suspect threatened an employee with a screwdriver during an argument on the 15000 block of Imperial Hwy. The suspect was detained and arrested. • A victim was struck in the face during an argument on the 14200 block of Whiterock Dr. The suspect was arrested at the scene. The victim was treated for her

injuries. Residential Burglary • Several firearms were reported stolen during an early morning burglary on the 14700 block of Figueras Rd. • A daytime burglary was reported on the 15200 block of Tricia Ln. The exact loss is yet to be determined. • A daytime burglary attempt was reported on the 12300 block of Oxford Dr. • A jewelry box was reported stolen during a morning burglary on the 12700 block of Stanhill Dr. • A late night burglary was reported on the 15200 block of Badlona Dr. • Several IPads, an Apple watch and a handgun were reported stolen during a daytime burglary on the 14600 block of Figueras Rd. Vehicle Burglary • A daytime window smash burglary was reported on the 14600 block of Mercado Ave. • A daytime burglary was reported on the 14700 block of Artesia Blvd.

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Dr. Crechena Wise Named Director of Secondary Schools The ABC Unified School District’s Board of Education approved Dr. Crechena Wise for the role of Director of Secondary Schools. Dr. Wise is currently the Principal of Gahr High School. As Director of Secondary Schools, she will oversee all middle and high schools, as well as the District’s Career and Technical Education program. Dr. Crechena Wise “Dr. Wise is an amazing educator who brings her experience and passion for education to this role,” said Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu. “We know Dr. Wise will strive

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to ensure the District’s secondary schools are the best they can be for our students.” Dr. Wise has a strong history in the ABC Unified School District having served as an administrator at both Ross and Tezlaff Middle Schools before assuming her current role. She has been recognized for her work earning the State of California Principal of the Year Award in 2015 and Region 14 Principal of the Year Award from the Association of California School Administrators. She was also a National Principal of the Year Nominee in 2016 through the National Association of Secondary Principals. “I am very excited to work with the talented teachers and administrators at our secondary schools,” said Dr. Wise. “I love our students and will work hard to ensure they have all they need to either pursue higher education or move into a great career.”

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Continued from page 1 season and national touring shows. Jargie the Science Girl! is the troupe’s newest show, created by Jocelyn Argueta and Cisneros. Geared toward elementary school-aged audiences, the show is a high-energy, experiment filled, theatrical performance that guides young minds on a journey of scientific exploration. Argueta is the co-creator, writer and performer. She started off as a teen performer with Phantom Projects, while pursuing her career in science. She has published research on Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, and worked in the private sector researching allergy diagnostics. But it was her love of arts and science that led to the creation of Jargie. “I didn’t feel completely fulfilled in the lab,” she told HMG-LCCN, “I loved what I was doing at Phantom but sometimes felt homesick for the lab. So I thought, why can’t I do both all the time?” Teens on Tour: The Center of the Universe is one of the troupe’s oldest shows and was written by Phantom Projects Cofounder Bruce Gevirtzman. The SoCal version of the show was already popular local touring show, but with the increase school and public shootings, Cisneros brought the show to a higher level, “The voice of today’s generation is finally being heard, louder than ever. It’s unfortunate that it took horrible national tragedies to make this happen,” commented Cisneros, who directs the teen performers who travel with the show. Each performance is unique in that it features a post-show discussion with the actors and the teens. Over the course of 22 years, Phantom Projects Theatre Group has enjoyed a host

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of major accomplishments, including setting a major milestone in 2001 when the company became the only theatre troupe to present an entire season of shows aimed specifically at teen audiences at a professional performing arts venue. In addition to touring shows, the troupe began producing fully staged productions including historical literary-based works and message-based shows for teens on field trips as well as for the general public during evening performances. The company experienced a significant expansion in 2006 when The City of La Mirada voted to increase funding for Phantom Projects allowing for growth from a three to a four show season and a move into a 5,000 square foot rehearsal hall. The expansion of the performance space led to the genesis of The Young Artist Project, a program aimed at developing young talent across the United States. In 2012, Phantom Projects received two nominations from the NAACP Theatre Awards for their production of The Bluest Eye which ran for four weeks at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica. The show was honored with nominations for Best Lead Actress (Sola Bamis) and Best Featured Actress (Danika Butler). In 2016, the troupe was awarded the first ever Scholarship Award from The Young Entertainer Awards. The event was held at Universal Studios, Hollywood, and the award was presented by Fox LA 11 News Anchor Christine Divine. The educational impact of the performing arts continues to be a driving force behind the Phantom Projects earning Cisneros the Ambassador of Peace award, presented by the Orange County Violence Prevention Coalition, for his work with young people and the impact made by Phantom Project.


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RANCHO LOS AMIGOS WILL GET $12M FOR SOUTH CAMPUS SPORTS CENTER STAFF REPORT The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently awarded a construction contract for the South Rancho Campus Sports Complex. The project is budgeted at $12.12 million, $10 million will come from Supervisor Janice Hahn’s 4th District discretionary funding while the additional $2.12 million will come from the city of Downey. Downey officials are working with county of Los Angeles staff on the design and layout of multi-use fields on five acres of land.

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Continued from page 1 twenty-four days. Two follow-up emails were sent June 20 and June 21 asking if the initial email was received. Finally on June 25, Hawaiian Gardens City Clerk Lucie Columbo sent an email indicating the City received the request but was asking for “clarification of the time you are looking for.” “This was the first indication something was wrong,” said Hews, “my first email asked for video from June 14 to June 18, I don’t know how much more specific I could get. The next indication was when City Clerk Columbo said ‘I will be out of the office until next week.’” Columbo waited two days to send another email on June 27, once again asking for a time frame; Hews responding one hour later restating his original request. Finally on July 5, seventeen days after the request, Columbo sent a letter to Hews stating, “we are in receipt of you June 25 request.” “I sent the request June 19 followed up with two emails,” said Hews, “and Columbo, who was undoubtedly under the orders of Mayor Myra Marvilla and her buddy Fred Lincon, said the request started June 25?” The letter stated that the City was “diligently” working on the request, and is in process of retrieving the records, but needed more time. “The extension is reasonable to compile and extract data,” Columbo stated in the letter, “your records will be ready July 19.” On July 19, HMG-LCCN received a letter from David Perucci representing the City’s attorney Best, Best, and Krieger (BBK) stating, “The city continues to review its records to determine the existence of the particular video. The city will send you an update by

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The development of the proposed project includes three synthetic turf or grass soccer fields of various sizes to support play of youth through high school with the largest field being able to host football and lacrosse play as well; a parking lot with an estimated 74 spaces; and a 3,000 squarefoot building that will house restrooms, concessions, administrative offices, storage and meeting space. The fields will also have shielded directional lighting to allow for field usage during dusk/night; fencing along the project boundaries; temporary or permanent bleacher seating is being contemplated; as well as drought-tolerant landscaping. Construction is expected to begin the first quarter of 2020. The property also includes the land hosting two existing buildings that are currently occupied by the Downey Rose Float Association. That area and buildings will remain untouched.

July 31.” “Wendy Gruel did this while she was running for Mayor of Los Angeles,” said Hews, “it took her six months to produce her records, so I said OK I will wait.” But Hews was not expecting what was coming up next. On July 31, another BBK attorney Megan K. Garabaldi sent a letter that proved Hawaiian Gardens city officials were either covering-up the disapperance of the newspapers or were grossly incompetent. Garabaldi wrote, “after a diligent search and inquiry, the city has discovered that, due to inadvertence in its internal procedures and practices, the requested video footage is no longer available. It was automatically overwritten by the default settings of the system.” “As we say in the newsroom, you can’t make this stuff up,” said Hews. “They said they were going over the video for 26 days, since July 5, so nobody on the team looking at the video knew at some point it would get overwritten? Why didn’t they extract a copy?” In response to the “accidental” loss, the City indicated it would take steps to ensure “this would not happen again” while also engaging an IT expert to recover the video. “We will keep you apprised as we attempt to recover the video.” “I did not know you could recover erased video on the same medium,” said Hews. “Regardless, someone stole my newspapers so people would not read the Fred Lincon story. It was on the video, they knew it and delayed, knowing the video would get erased. This is obstruction of justice and typical of the corrupt culture that has emerged since Mayor Maravilla and her three new crony councilmembers took over the City.”

CERRITOS FACILITIES OBSERVE LABOR DAY STAFF REPORT Cerritos City Hall, the City Clerk’s Office, the Cerritos Senior Center at Pat Nixon Park, Cerritos Library, the Community Gymnasiums and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. On Sep.2, Cerritos Park East, Heritage Park and Liberty Park are open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Cerritos Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course is open from 6 a.m. to

8:30 p.m. The Cerritos Sports Complex will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. and the Cerritos Olympic Swim and Fitness Center is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for adult lap swim and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for recreational swim. There will be no street sweeping and trash pick-up on Labor Day. Schedules will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week through Saturday. The COW and Dial-A-Ride transit services will not operate on Labor Day.

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SITE PLAN for the South Rancho Campus Sports Complex. The project includes three synthetic fields with the largest field being able to host football; a parking lot with an estimated 74 spaces; and a 3,000 square-foot building that will house restrooms, concessions, administrative offices, storage and meeting space.


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HARVEST FESTIVAL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW AT OC FAIRGROUNDS SEPTEMBER 20-22

FESTIVAL: More than 300 artists and crafters from throughout the nation will set up shop at the festival. Get $2 off if you bring perishable goods for Food Finders.

A new “shoppertunity” for one-ofa-kind fun is coming to Orange County. The Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show premieres at the OC Fair & Event Center September 20-22 with mega-multitudes of American handmade creations, live entertainment, a Kidzone, specialty foods, prizes, demonstrations, and more. As the west coast’s largest and most prestigious indoor arts and crafts show, the 47-year tradition serves up a festive celebration best shared with friends and family. To ensure quality and diversity, only the nation’s top trend-setters qualify to showcase their passions in this juried event. More than 300 artists and crafters from throughout the nation gather to reveal 24,000 American handmade originals — everything from jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, and woodcarvings, to photography, Halloween accessories, clothing, eclectic keepsakes, fall décor, ornaments, furniture, and more. Many of the artists will personalize items for gift giving. Festival foodies can sample oodles of tasty homemade sauces, spices, nuts, oils, candies, and baked goods. Patrons who bring canned goods for donation to Food Finders receive $2 off admission. Kids 12 and under are free, making a family outing super affordable. “We’re thrilled to bring our showcase to Costa Mesa for the first time,” says Nancy Glenn, owner of the Harvest Festival. “With so much to see and do, admission is good for the entire week-

end, so patrons can keep coming back for more.” Live entertainment adds to the festivities with juggler Jeremiah Johnston and the Hyjinx Band, joined by strolling performers Billy Banjo, Washboard Willy, and WC Willy Stilt Cowboy. The Festival collaborates with local non-profits to pay it forward. Anyone who brings non-perishables for donation to Food Finders receives $2 off admission. Knots of Love hosts the parcel check, and OCMom Blog presents the Kidzone. KTLA-TV and the Orange County Register are official sponsors. The annual Grand Prize Giveaway is a $200 Amazon gift card (register to win on site at the event). General admission tickets are $9, Seniors (62+) and military are $7, Youths ages 13-17 are $4, and kids 12 and under are FREE. Hours are Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 6pm; and Sunday 10am to 5pm. *OC Fair & Event Center (88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626) harvestfestival.com or call 925.392.7300

HARVEST FESTIVAL WHERE: OC Fair and Events Center WHEN: Sept. 20-22 TIME: Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5 INFO: harvestfestival.com or call 925.392.7300.


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BY TAMMYE MCDUFF El Pescador's unique history began in Mexico with the marriage of Carlos and Isidra Ortiz. The pair quickly began to grow their family, and welcomed eleven sons over the course of twenty years: Manuel, Raul, Jesus, Carlos, Abel, Gustavo, Vicente, Horacio, Victor and Alejandro. Carlos and Isidra gave their children a humble upbringing that highlighted the importance of family unity, hard work, and tenacity. In the early 80s their eldest son, Manuel Ortiz, immigrated to Los Angeles, California with little more than a dream to bring authentic Mexican food to the area. By 1983 the Ortiz family had reunited, and together they opened the doors to a modest dining establishment. Ortiz fulfilled his dream of owning a restaurant when El Pescador opened its doors in Bell Gardens, California with the support of his family, father and his ten brothers. The community embraced the restaurant and the brothers. HMG had received several suggestions from our readers recommending El Pescador, so we decided to try it out. Arriving just a bit earlier than the noon lunch crowd, we were able to walk the restaurant and capture some great photos of the place. The décor is bright and cheery, with flowers and colorful Mexican pottery adorning the walls. The main dining area accommodates 12 very comfortable booths with a lounge / bar located at the back of the restaurant that can hold up 100 guests. The lounge is perfect with big screen TV’s on every wall, black leather booths and a full bar. Just to the left of the main entrance is a

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delightful alcove that can seat a private party of 15. Even though you may see some name changes from Le Pescador to La Bella Epoca in the coming months, you can still expect to receive the same excellent customer service and an expanded menu and authentic Mexican Seafood dishes. Brand new menus offer a delicious description and pictures of fresh delicious Mexican seafood from across the region. There are several customer favorites you must sample such as local favorite Molecajete; fresh guacamole alongside a ceviche trio parried with a Michelada or the refreshing Cantarito. The menu selection is large and will satisfy anyone in your dinner party. Our group was seated immediately and chips, salsa and water served promptly. There are two items to make note of, although there is parking, there are just a few spaces in front of the restaurant. If the lot is full you will be parking on the street. Pricing for two guests with drinks came to approximately $25.00 which I thought was reasonable. Each brother would eventually open their own El Pescador restaurant and expand the company. The Ortiz brothers always followed the sage advice of their father, Don Carlos, “ By working to serve our customers like one of the family, we continue the entrepreneurial spirit of Doña Isidra by providing good food at a great value every time.” You can find Restaurant #11 at 21500 Norwalk Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens or visit www.elpescadorrestaurants.com to view all 16 locations.

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EL PESCADOR HAWAIIAN GARDENS

CEVICHE TRIO (above) served with fresh guacamole is a great way to start a meal. Left, house recipe of a Michelada - a Mexican cerveza made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces, spices, tomato juice, and chili peppers, served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. Below, the sports lounge opens at 3 p.m. for happy hour; karaoke at 8:00 p.m.


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2019 FOOTBALL PREVIEW:

GAHR GLADIATORS

GAHR IN FOR A LONG SEASON WITH INEXPERIENCED TEAM

3-7 overall last season, 2-3 in the San Gabriel Valley League, fourth place 25-28 overall last five seasons Head coach: Greg Marshall (17th season, 86-81) Lost 19 seniors out of 41 players from 2018 roster Last time made the playoffs: 2017

2019 schedule Aug. 23 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 3 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1

Jefferson (6-5 overall last season) Bellflower (7-3) BYE North Torrance (10-3) @ Sunny Hills (8-3) @ Mayfair (9-3) Downey (6-6) @ Dominguez (3-7) @ Lynwood (0-8-1) Warren (8-4) Paramount (7-5)

The 2018 Gahr High football team was not expected to advance to the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, but it was playing for third place in the San Gabriel Valley League on the final week of the season with a chance of moving on to the postseason. The task of beating Downey High on the road was staring the Gladiators in the face and in the end, Gahr couldn’t rebound from a 28-7 deficit after three quarters, eventually losing 42-27. Still, one could have thought what Gahr’s season would have been like if it had not blown a halftime lead in three straight games heading into league action. That’s the difference between a 4-1 nonleague campaign and a 1-4 mark.

“Number one, obviously we didn’t finish a couple of games that we had to have,” said longtime Gahr head coach Greg Marshall. “That was the defense. Offensively, we were good as we ever were. I thought we were in because of our schedule. We had a decent ranking, and then Fullerton won [and] they shouldn’t have won. And someone lost; they came from behind then lost. Nothing went our way on that last night.” Marshall has been the dean of SGVL football, having coached the Gladiators for what is now 17 seasons. Last season was the fourth time Marshall did not finish above .500 and he has experienced life in the playoffs four times, advancing to the semifinals in 2007. “It’s the kids, because obviously, it’s not a high profile, high pressure job,” Marshall said. “The coaches are like, ‘hey, you lost some kids’, and no one sweats it because we coach the kids that we have and do the best with what we have. We don’t have any outside…or some idea that we need to be more than what we are. We’re happy with the progress that we make every year. That’s the easy part.” OFFENSE

This season will be a tough one for Marshall and his varsity team as the Gladiators will nearly start from scratch with a relatively inexperienced team on offense. There will be a new look to the offense and when it comes to the skill players, so don’t expect to see someone from last season’s team. According to Marshall, the Gladiators do not return one offensive playmaker. “We have a lot of new guys, a lot of new guys,” Marshall said. “We lost some guys to…transfers. Andrew Simpson went to [St. John] Bosco. We should have been loaded this year. Joaquin [Carmouche] went to Orange Lutheran. Aaron [Okoro] went to Millikan. I’ve had one of these years before. We lost about four of five key guys.” Marshall believes the offense works for the quarterbacks they have, which will be junior Rashaad Willis and his backup, junior Chandler Nixon. Marshall will be adding a halfback and a tight end, just in case, because the team is short on skill guys. “He’s a basketball guy, he’s played some quarterback before, he’s learning the system,” Marshall said of Willis. “We

AUGUST 23, 2019 won’t know anything until you get them to the park. Some guys play a little better in games. We hope he grows when he gets under the lights.” The ground game will be led by senior Thomas Toral, a transfer from St. John Bosco High, and junior Johnny Robinson while the top wide receivers are projected to be seniors Robert Fuentes, a first-time player, and Daniel Mitchell and sophomore Cieonta Davis. For the first time in what seems like an eternity, Gahr will have plenty of lineman. Slated to be the starters up front will be junior left tackle Adrian Ayala, sophomore left guard Le’Troy Pruitt, returning senior center David Versteeg, sophomore right guard Teegan Vasquez and junior right tackle Elloy Mendoza. After scoring 54 points in a seasonopening win at Jefferson High, Gahr failed to reach 30 points in four straight games. In fact, in their three victories, the Gladiators scored 54, 61 and 72 points and tacked on 45 against Paramount High in a 10-point setback. In that game, Gahr blew a 34-19 halftime lead. “We’ve been here before,” Marshall said. “I think there was another year where we came back when we had lost four or five guys. We played pretty well, but we couldn’t hold up in league. We coach the guys that come to Gahr and we don’t worry about those who leave.” DEFENSE Marshall won’t beat around the bush, saying that the Gladiators were not a very good defensive team last season and insists that this season’s defense must be better. The team will have a new defensive coordinator in Paul Guidry, who used to play at Gahr. The Gladiators allowed at least 28 points in nine games and surrendered at least 40 points four times, including the final three games of the season. The main defensive linemen will be seniors Robert McClain and Anselmo Montemayor and junior Anakin Larabee. Marshall says the Gladiators will have a full defensive line of four or five guys who won’t play offense and that there will be depth in that position than they ever had. The rest of the linemen was still up in the air. Senior Chandler Dixon will play free safety while juniors Anthony Dixon and Chase Nixon will hold down the corner spots. The anchor of the linebackers will be senior Shane White with Robinson and junior Kyle Nwosu on the outside. Junior Dante Navejas will also be in the mix. “We have some [experience] at linebacker,” Marshall said. “Actually, we have three sets of linebackers. The only thing we don’t have, and this is a weird year, is we don’t have skill players. But we have depth at line and depth at linebacker.” SCHEDULE If it wasn’t bad enough that Gahr has an inexperienced team, the schedule isn’t doing the team any favors. The Gladiators will face eight teams who had at least a .500 record last season and all but one advanced to the playoffs. “That’s what I told everyone last year,” Marshall said. “We didn’t play anyone basically who didn’t go to the playoffs. Everyone we played was legit, and I think they won their playoff game too. Jefferson lost their first playoff game, but a lot of those guys won their first playoff game.” Gahr drops Millikan High and replaces it with Bellflower High with former Valley Christian High head coach Woodie Grayson at the helm. Following a bye after the second game for the second straight season, the Gladiators host Division 9 semifinalist North Torrance High, a team they lost to by three points last season. But Gahr heads back on the road for a pair of games before league begins. The opponents of Gahr’s two league victories last season will come in consecutive

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VALLEY CHRISTIAN DEFENDERS

VALLEY CHRISTIAN’S GARNER FEELS RIGHT AT HOME AS SCHOOL’S NEW HEAD COACH

3-7 overall last season, 1-3 in the Olympic League, fourth place 40-20 overall last five seasons Head coach: Bill Garner (first season) Lost 13 seniors out of 31 players from 2018 roster Last time made the playoffs: 2017

2019 schedule Aug. 23 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1

@ St. Anthony (3-7 overall last season) Lancaster (3-7) Portola (2-8) OPEN DATE Ontario Christian (6-5) @ La Salle (0-10) @ Whittier Christian (0-10) @ Heritage Christian (10-1) Maranatha (6-5) BYE Village Christian (6-4)

If there is anyone who knows what Valley Christian High football is all about, then it’s Bill Garner, who replaces Stephen Kelley as the school’s new head coach. Garner attended V.C. since kindergarten, graduated from the school in 1992 and married his high school sweetheart, Jody Garner, who is the school’s athletic secretary. He left V.C. briefly but came back as a teacher and is in his 15th year employed at the school, the last 10 as part of the football program. Garner coached under the previous four head coaches, always on the defense. “I’ve just been around for a while,” Garner chuckled. “I’ve coached everything, and I never, ever aspired to be a head coach. My biggest holdup was that I never thought I could put together a staff, and to me, that’s the number one job of a head coach.” Garner doesn’t want to get into last season, in which the Defenders finished with a losing record for the first time since 2013 and won as few as three games for the first time since 2012. But he did say that, ‘to sum it up, it’s soul searching time. It really is’. “In the midst of last year, there were a couple of final missing pieces that fell into place,” he continued. “But I think even though they were missing pieces, there were a couple of more realizations that I needed to have before it was maybe just a sense that this was something I was supposed to do.” Garner believes the team can get back to the playoffs and that scheduling non-Olympic League opponents was critical. Before last season, V.C. had reached the playoffs five straight seasons

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Continued from page 1 their 50th anniversary in the Civic Center Plaza,” stated Mayor Margarita Rios,” our library houses the largest book collection and the largest California history collection in the state.” Kane thanked the City Council for graciously giving their time and support of special events, “Although the library is 50 years old and ‘still has good bones, the interior is a bit dated. I am happy to announce that Norwalk Library will experience an interior refurbishment beginning March of 2020. I look forward to announcing the grand reopening scheduled for November 2020.” Earlier this year the entire LA County Library network was recognized as the

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not okay with that. Then came the addition of Lancaster High. Finding non-Olympic League teams was hard because at the time the schedule was put together, V.C. was still in Division 6 and a lot of teams were skeptical of playing the Defenders. Garner says he likes to think of his team as rebalancing. Garner says Portola High, founded in 2016, makes him nervous because it’s a new school in Irvine. But at the same time, people make the same claim about V.C. because it’s a private school. “We’re not looking to blow anybody out, but I’m also not looking to get blown out,” Garner said. “That’s just where we’re at. So, that was kind of what I was putting on the table and we found some teams.” Garner says the toughest non-league contest will be St. Anthony High, whom the Defenders have defeated two straight times after losing three straight contests to the Saints. V.C. has lost three league games in the same season twice since 1998 and of the four current league members, Whittier Christian High is the one V.C. has owned the most. In the past five meetings with Heralds, all victories, the Defenders have scored at least 48 points every time. “The goal, and you’ll always hear me say this, is if we can come out preseason .500, great,” Garner said. “One of our goals will always compete for a league title.” HOMECOMING V.C. will host Maranatha High on homecoming night and since 2010, V.C. owns a slim 5-4 advantage over the Pasadena-based school, but fell to the Minutemen 36-0 last season, the only time it was blanked in 2018. Two seasons ago, V.C. crushed Maranatha 6314 on homecoming night and when the Defenders lost to Maranatha last season on homecoming, it marked the first time in more than two decades that V.C. had lost to a league foe on homecoming night. DIVISION 11 The Defenders make a big drop from Division 6 to Division 11 where they are one of 35 schools vying for one of 16 playoff spots. Garner says for his team to compete for a league title, it will have to come out the previous five games healthy regardless of wins or losses. The Defenders face one division opponent this season, and it’s a big one. Ontario Christian High is V.C.’s longtime biggest rival and the Defenders have a 13-8 mark over the Knights since 1998. Last season., Ontario Christian posted a 40-17 victory. “I didn’t know that was possible, but I was delighted,” Garner said. “I thought it was going to take us two or three years to get back down to where I knew we belonged. And when I say that, I mean just reflective of where we’re at as a program. We’re not Division 6. We’re down there in the nine, 10, 11 and that’s where we belong.”

under Woodie Grayson, who is now at Bellflower High. OFFENSE Kirk Diego returns as V.C.’s offensive coordinator after being on defense previously and the Defenders, who scored 191 points last season, considerably low by V.C. standards, hope they can add much more this season. Garner calls Diego’s return a ‘big win for us in the spring that he was willing to come back’. According to Garner, V.C. will have about four or five freshmen quarterbacks at the lower level. But senior Brayden Garner and sophomore Colin Abrahams will be battling for the starting spot on varsity. In fact, Bill Garner says those two may even rotate in and out during the first game just to see how it plays out. “Brayden just kind of rose to a perceived…coming into his senior year, he was like, ‘we don’t have an upperclassmen quarterback’,” Bill Garner said. Junior Noah Ferinac returns as the main running back with senior Jarvis Hudnall complementing him. Ferinac rushed for 300 yards on 37 carries last season and found the endzone three times while Hudnall added another 31 yards on half a dozen carries. The new head coach says those two are probably the two hardest working guys in the program during the offseason. Sophomore John Nelson, who was dinged up a bit last season but has the potential to be a pleasant surprise, is also in the mix for running back. If there is an area on offense where the Defenders might have little depth, and Garner is using that term cautiously, it will be the receiving department. V.C. has never had a ton of depth with wide receivers but this season, seniors Luca Caldarella (22 receptions, 448 yards, seven touchdowns last season) and Andrew Lange and sophomores Rocco Caldarella and Carson Slager will be the main targets. “We’re not going to kill you with speed, but hopefully we can run good, crisp routes and execute,” Garner said. Garner says the offensive line is still in flux and up until two weeks before the season opener, the Defenders couldn’t get the same group to practice too many days in a row. He added that it became a situation where he could give his starting five, which is a pretty good starting five,

but that group isn’t near to being the starting five. Senior Justin Camper is a likely candidate for the center spot or right guard while junior Austin Chamberlin seems to have the inside track for left tackle. Chamberlin played on the junior varsity team last season, then because of injuries, was called up the next week where he started the final varsity game. “Here’s what I’ve been saying to people,” Garner said of his offense. “We don’t much, but right now, we have enough. That’s kind of what we’re keeping out in front of us for right now. That can always change. The type of offense that Coach Diego brought in…it’s spread out, it’s option, it’s fast-moving and it puts the burden of the game on our execution. “We know what we want to do on offense,” he continued. “It’s really simple, but if we do what we want to do, it creates a lot of problems on defense.” DEFENSE Garner may not be coordinating the defense this season, but he brought up Randy Williams, who was the head coach of the junior varsity team. Garner says he was due to step up into that position. The Defenders will operate a 4-2-5 defense with sophomore Ryan Solomon-Mills joining the offensive linemen already mentioned. Garner is the linebacker’s coach and the captain of the that department will be Hudnall (39 tackles last season), who will be in the middle. Senior Cameron Noble and Slager will split time at the other middle spot. The secondary will be patrolled by a lot of the offensive skill players along with cornerbacks Rocco Caldarella and Ferinac with Luca Caldarella and Lange (25 tackles) at the outside safety positions with Brayden Garner (43 tackles) at inside safety. “When you have 11 average guys playing up to play defense…we don’t have any one dude, but we have 11 guys who know how to work their butts off,” Garner said. “So, we’ve been coming back to the sense of playing defense as a team. We have to play team defense.” SCHEDULE The Defenders will have a relatively new look to their schedule, dropping four teams who they played last season and only playing a nine-game slate. In fact, there was a two-month period where V.C. was sitting at eight games and Garner was

County Library of the Year by the Library Journal. This prestigious honor is presented to one library within the United States or Canada that demonstrates its service to the community, innovative programming and leadership in the industry. Established in 1912 the LA County Library is one of the largest public libraries in the country, operating 87 branches and serving 3.4 million residents. Throughout the years the library has continuously strived to empower people of all ages with literacy, personal growth and career programs. Each year the library serves an impressive 185,000 visitors that check out 140,000 items. “Our Norwalk residents really enjoy reading,” said Rios as she presented the Kane and the LA County Library with a commendation for all their outstanding efforts.

LIBRARY MANAGER Sue Kane holds the Library of the Year proclamation at a recent Norwalk City Council meeting. Photo by Tammye McDuff.


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Continued from page 10 weeks on the road. “The problem is you have Downey and Warren and Paramount,” Marshall said. “I think Dominguez and Lynwood are games we should win, unless they show up with some transfers. But, Downey and Warren and [Paramount] are just going to be tasks. We have to try to knock off one of them to get in [to the playoffs]. Plus, with the stronger preseason schedule, the league becomes more critical because it’s hard to get the three or four wins in preseason.” HOMECOMING Gahr is 5-9 against league opponents on homecoming night since 1998 and will face Warren High this season for the big event. The Gladiators have faced the Bears the past two odd-numbered years for their homecoming game, splitting the previous two. Since 2000, Gahr is 6-9 against the Bears and lost last season’s contest 46-14 on the road. At home, Gahr is 4-4 against Warren since 1998. Last season, Gahr lost to Paramount on homecoming night in a game that pretty much knocked Gahr out of the playoffs. DIVISION 8 Gahr drops from Division 6 to Division 8 and even though it figures to be a long season for Gahr, there are 21 teams in the division with all but five making the playoffs. The odds seem to be in favor for Gahr but getting the wins in the first five weeks of the season will be the key. “It’s better than six,” Marshall believes. “I don’t know how we got jumped up to six last year. That was crazy. But the good thing about the higher divisions is it’s almost easy to get into the playoffs. Some wins or losses, even with the record we had, we could have got in. The same thing with this year.” The lone team that Gahr will face from the division is Sunny Hills High and if Gahr can head into league play with at least a 3-2 mark and beat the teams it should in league, then maybe, the Gladiators can sneak into the postseason.

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ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2019-2020 FREE/REDUCED MEAL INFORMATION Part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs FROM ABCUSD ABC Unified School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National Breakfast and Lunch School Program and Afterschool Snack Program. Effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income is less than or equal to the federal guidelines. Applications will soon be sent to households with a letter about the free and reduced-price meal program. Households wanting to apply for meal benefits only need to fill out one application for all children in the household and deliver it to the nutrition office at: 12255 Cuesta Drive Cerritos, CA 90703. Applications may also be submitted at the student's school's office or online application at www.abcafe.us. Contact the District's Nutrition Services at (562) 926-5566, ext. 21284 for assistance with filling out the application. Schools will let households know if/

when applications are approved or denied for free or reduced-price meals. Households that have received a notification letter stating that all children automatically qualify for free meals when any household member receives benefits from CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR do not need to turn in an application. Children who meet the definition of foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway, and children enrolled in their school's Head Start program are eligible for free meals. Contact school officials if any child in the household is not included in the notification letter. The household must advise officials know if they do not want to receive free or reduced-price meals. Households may turn in an application at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but your household income goes down, household size goes up, or a household member starts receiving CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR, you may turn in an application at that time. Information given on the application will be used to determine eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school officials. The last four digits of the Social Security number from any adult from the household or selecting that you do not have a Social Security number is required if you include income on the application. Households that receive Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,

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NORWALK. Calif. – August 21, 2019 – The Cerritos Community College District is accepting applications to fill vacancies for the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee. The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee was established to oversee the expenditure of money for the construction, repair and modernization of campus projects. This committee ensures that the bond proceeds are expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure G and that no bond proceeds are used for teacher or administrative salaries or any other operating expenses. The two vacancies are bona-fide taxpayer association representative and senior citizens' organization representative. All appointees must be 18 years of age

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LEAH M. LUSTRE CASE NO. 19STPB02355 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of LEAH M. LUSTRE. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CARLOS LUSTRE AND DOROTHY LUSTRE in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CARLOS LUSTRE AND DOROTHY LUSTRE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 10/7/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 2D located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORENY FOR PETITIONER H. ERNIE NISHII 18000 STUDEBAKER RD. CERRITOS, CA 90703 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/19 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JUDITH ANN WORKMAN CASE NO. 19STPB07420 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JUDITH ANN WORKMAN. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LORI ELLEN LAMMERS, KELLY LYNN SCHULIST in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LORI ELLEN LAMMERS AND/OR KELLY LYNN SCHULIST be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 09/9/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 11, ROOM 246, located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. LORI ELLEN LAMMERS IN PRO PER 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/19 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS

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SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) (Special Summons Validation Action - CCP §§ 860-870) CASE NUMBER: 19STCP03310 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDO): CITY OF COMMERCE; COMMERCE CITY COUNCIL; ALL PERSONS INTERSTED IN THE MATTER OF THE CITY OF COMMERCE CITY COUNCIL’S APPROVAL OF THE CITADEL MALL EXPANSION PROJECT INCLUDING A 30-YEAR GROUND LEASE AND FINDINGS UNDER HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE APPROVED ON JUNE 18, 2019, AND THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS NOS. 18-032 AND 18-033, ZONE CHANGES, MASTER SIGN PLAN, AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT SCH NO. 2016091024 APPROVED ON JULY 16, 2019; and DOES 1 through 5, Respondents and Defendants, CITADEL HOLDINGS GROUP, LLC; WASH-TEL COMMERCE, LLC; CRAIG REALTY GROUP CITADEL, LLC; SILVERADO MANAGEMENT AND HOLDING COMPANY; and DOES 6 through 10, Real Parties in Interest YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): EAST YARD COMMUNITIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, Petitioner NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within the time below. Read the information below. You have until September 26, 2019 to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. YOU MUST FILE A RESPONSE TO THIS LAWSUIT NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 26, 2019. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde segĂşn sea necesario, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versiĂłn. Lea la informaciĂłn a continuaciĂłn. Tiene hasta 26 de Septiembre 2019 para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefĂłnica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mĂĄs informaciĂłn en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mĂĄs cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentaciĂłn, pida al secretario de la corte que le dĂŠ un formulario de exenciĂłn de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrĂĄ quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mĂĄs advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisiĂłn a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniĂŠndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperaciĂłn de $10,000 Ăł mĂĄs de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesiĂłn de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. USTED TIENE QUE RESPONDER A LA DEMANDA NO MAS TARDE DE 26 SEPTIEMBRE, 2019. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 861.1, persons who contest the legality or validity of the matters challenged in the lawsuit will not be subject to punitive actions such as wage garnishment or seizure of their real or personal property. Furthermore, the following summarizes the claims in the lawsuit: Petitioner has alleged a beneficial interest in the Citadel Outlet Mall (“Siteâ€?) located generally east of the Interstate 5 Freeway and south of Atlantic Boulevard in the City of Commerce (“Cityâ€?), including the Citadel Outlets Expansion and Development Project allowing over one (1) million square feet (“SFâ€?) of new mixed-uses including: 270,000-SF of entertainment/recreation uses; 16,540-SF of restaurant uses; 700 hotel rooms and related uses; 55,000-SF of industrial uses; 70,000-SF of office/institutional uses; 237,662-SF of retail uses; and associated parking spaces spread throughout the 44-acre site (“Projectâ€?). On June 16, 2019, the City, acting through its City Council, approved a 30-year ground lease (“Leaseâ€?) with Silverado Management and Holding Company to allow the construction and use of a public safety facility including a sheriff station, City Hall building, and other municipal functions on approximately 1.8 to 4.5 acres of the Site. On July 2 and July 16, 2019, the City, acting through its City Council, approved Development Agreements Nos. 18-032 and 18-033, zone changes, a master sign plan, and Environmental Impact Report SCH No. 2016091024 (“EIRâ€?) to allow the development of the Project by Citadel Holdings Group, LLC; Wash-Tel Commerce, LLC; and Craig Realty Group Citadel, LLC. Petitioner alleges that the approval of the Lease, Development Agreements, zone changes, master sign plan, and EIR (collectively “Approvalsâ€?) violates the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQAâ€?), various applicable zoning laws and regulations, requirements under State community redevelopment law, and are an unconstitutional gift of and waste of public funds. If Petitioner is successful in the lawsuit, the Project and Approvals may be modified, invalidated, or overturned requiring the City to revise and/or reconsider the entire Project and the Approvals in accordance with State and local law. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direcciĂłn de la corte es): Stanley Mosk Courthouse (Numero del Caso): Department 85, 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. 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T.S. No.: 15-14947 A.P.N.: 7044-010-032 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/2/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor: MEDEL BENCITO AND LILLIAN B. BENCITO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Carrington Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 6/8/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1259119 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Described as follows: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST Date of Sale: 9/17/2019 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $815,784.61 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 13292 BRIARWOOD STREET CERRITOS, CA 90703-000 A.P.N.: 7044-010-032 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. 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 (844) 477-7869 or visit this Internet Web site www. STOXPOSTING.com, using the file number assigned to this case 15-14947. 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. Date: 08/15/2019 Carrington Foreclosure Services, LLC 1500 South Douglass Road, Suite 150 Anaheim, CA 92806 Automated Sale Information: (844) 477-7869 or www.STOXPOSTING.com for NON-SALE information: 888-313-1969 Vanessa Gomez, Trustee Sale Specialist. LCCN 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/19 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 1898-EY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The names, Social Security or Federal Tax Numbers, and addresses of the Seller/Licensee are: CARIBBEAN SEA PETROLEUM INC. 5304 PARAMOUNT BLVD, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90712 The business is known as: CARIBBEAN SEA PETROLEUM INC. AKA ARCO AMPM SITE #42549 The names, Social Security or Federal Tax Numbers, and addresses of the Buyer/Transferee are: 5304 PARAMOUNT LAKEWOOD INC., 2900 BRISTOL ST., BLDG H, STE 201, COSTA MESA, CA 92626 As listed by the Seller/Licensee, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller/Licensee within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer/Transferee are: The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, GOODWILL, TRADE NAME, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, FRANCHISE AGREEMENT AND ABC OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE LICENSE #20-564191 and are located at: 5304 PARAMOUNT BLVD, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90712 The kind of license. to be transferred is: ABC OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE LICENSE #20-564191 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: SAPPHIRE ESCROW, 17100 PIONEER BLVD., SUITE 110, ARTESIA, CA 90701 and the anticipated date of the bulk sale is SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2.. The amount of the purchase price or consideration in connection with the transfer of the license and business, including is the sum of $1,500,000.00, including inventory estimated at $100,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH $590,000.00; DEMAND NOTE $910,000.00; TOTAL $1,500,000.00 It has been agreed between the Seller/Licensee and the intended Buyer/Transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for the transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Date: AUGUST 6, 2019 CARIBBEAN SEA PETROLEUM INC., Seller/Licensee 5304 PARAMOUNT LAKEWOOD INC., Buyer/Transferee LA2340751 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 8/23/2019 T.S. No. 073004-CA APN: 8034-025-036 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 3/28/2007. 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 On 9/10/2019 at 10:30 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 4/12/2007, as Instrument No. 20070878067, , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: MARK A MARSHALL, NANCY MARSHALL WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER 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 FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11932 MAYES DR LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA 90638 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $97,896.74 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. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned or its predecessor 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 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 (844) 477-7869 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.STOXPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 073004-CA. 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. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (844) 477-7869 CLEAR RECON CORP 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117. LCCN 8/16, 8/26, 8/30/19 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARGARET MARY LEE CASE NO. 19STPB07058 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the lost WILL or estate, or both of MARGARET MARY LEE. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by TODD LEE in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that TODD LEE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's lost WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The lost WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 08/28/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 2D located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner CATHERINE GRANT WIEDER - SBN 105714 LAW OFFICES OF CATHERINE GRANT WIEDER 3223 EAST BROADWAY LONG BEACH CA 90803 BSC 217304 8/9, 8/16, 8/23/19 CNS-3279685# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS

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CITY OF LA MIRADA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a public hearing to be held by the Planning Commission of the City of La Mirada on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 13700 La Mirada Boulevard, La Mirada, California to consider the following items: GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT 2019-1 / PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT NO. 57 / VESTING TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 82127 / CERTIFICATE OF COMPATIBILITY NO. 61 AND THE ASSOCIATED MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION: THE CITY OF LA MIRADA PLANNING COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER A RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING TO THE CITY COUNCIL THE APPROVAL OF THE LISTED APPLICATIONS AND THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 13811 VALLEY VIEW AVENUE, IN THE CITY OF LA MIRADA. THE PROPOSED ACTIONS WILL AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM INDUSTRIAL TO HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL; REZONE THE SITE TO PUD NO. 57 AND ESTABLISH DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT; SUBDIVIDE THE EXISTING 2.32 ACRE SITE INTO A CONDOMINIUM LOT WITH A NETWORK OF PRIVATE STREETS; AND APPROVE THE DESIGN, LOCATION, MASSING, AND SITE IMPROVEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROPOSED CONDOMINIUMS. ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NO. 50 / DESIGN REVIEW NO. 1 / TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 82311 AND THE ASSOCIATED MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION: THE CITY OF LA MIRADA PLANNING COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER A RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING TO THE CITY COUNCIL THE APPROVAL OF THE LISTED APPLICATIONS AND THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 12841 VALLEY VIEW AVENUE, IN THE CITY OF LA MIRADA. THE PROPOSED ACTIONS WILL AMEND THE IMPERIAL HIGHWAY SPECIFIC PLAN TO ALLOW NON-RESTRICTIVE FORSALE CONDOMINIUMS; SUBDIVIDE THE EXISTING 1.98 ACRE SITE INTO A CONDOMINIUM LOT WITH A NETWORK OF PRIVATE STREETS; AND APPROVE THE DESIGN, LOCATION, MASSING, AND SITE IMPROVEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROPOSED CONDOMINIUMS. At the hearing, the Planning Commission will consider the environmental assessments, staff reports and recommendations, as well as all testimony and public input, prior to making a final decision. The documents being considered are available for review at the City’s Community Development Department office located at City Hall, 13700 La Mirada Boulevard, La Mirada, California. The 20-day public review period for the proposed Mitigated Negative Declarations begin on August 23, 2019 and will end on September 13, 2019. Final action by the City Council will occur at a subsequent public hearing that will be duly noticed. If you wish to be heard concerning the item identified in this Notice, you may appear in person at the public hearing or you may submit your comments in writing to the City prior to or at the public hearing. Mailed comments should be addressed to the City Clerk, City of La Mirada, La Mirada, California, 90637-0828. Please notify the City Clerk at (562) 943-0131, extension 2302, at least four days prior to this hearing should you require a disability-related accommodation (e.g. sign language interpreter). IF YOU CHALLENGE ANY OF THE FOREGOING ACTIONS IN COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR FINAL ACTION DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION AT OR PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING. Gabriel Bautista Community Development Director Published at La Mirada Lamplighter Newspapers 8/23/19 NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY Notice is given that pursuant to sections 21700-21713 of the Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the Commercial Code, Section 535 of the Penal Code. 1812.607, that Norwalk Self Storage at 11564 E. Firestone Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 will sell by competitive bidding by Climer’s Auctions ( Bond # 5181494 ), on or after September 10, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m., property belonging to those listed below. Auction is to be held at the above address. Property to be sold as follows: boxes, totes, pallet jack, metal racks, toilet, water heater, rice, dollie, window fan, metal rods, car parts, bikes, bike parts, compressor, ezup, floor jack, cart, toys, sports bag, chairs, printer, and refrigerator belonging to the following. NAME ADRIANA YOLAND LOPEZ SERGIO VELASCO JOSE LUIS HERNANDEZ BHARTI KHATRI SCOTT ANTHONY WASHBURN

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This notice is given in accordance with the provisions of Section 21700 et seq. of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California. Sales subject to prior cancellation in the event of settlement between Owner and obligated party. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 8/23 and 8/30/19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2019209184 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: COLOR ME, 18300 GRIDLEY RD., SUITE 209, ARTESIA, CA 90701. Registered Owner: MOYA ANN AGUSTIN CRUZ 12415 IMPERIAL HWY, UNIT 61, NORWALK, CA., 90650 THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS AN INDIVIDUAL. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 7/2019. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ MOYA ANN AGUSTIN CRUZ. This statement was led with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on MARCH 5, 2019. Notice - In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was led in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be led before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form.The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23/19

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BETTY DARLENE WINFIELD CASE NO. 19STPB07385 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of BETTY DARLENE WINFIELD. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by THOMAS WINFIELD in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that THOMAS WINFIELD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 09/06/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 2D located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner WILLIAM BOON, ESQ. - SBN 202150 858 N. CURSON AVENUE LOS ANGELES CA 90046 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/19 CNS-3283609# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS


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JIMMY JOHN'S IN LA PALMA RECOGNIZED BY SEN. LING LING CHANG Senator Ling Ling Chang honored Jimmy John's of La Palma as the 29th Senate District's Small Business of the Month this past week. The recognition ceremony held at Jimmy John's included Senator Chang, La Palma Council Member Michele Steggell, co-owner Frank Gamwell, and General Manager Denise Komoda. "It's important for us to highlight the achievements and contributions of small businesses, which is why I'm proud to honor La Palma's Jimmy John's as my 2019 Small Business of the Month," said SenChang. "Their leadership and hardwork-

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ing team are outstanding. By supporting them, we're supporting our community, our constituents, and their families." In February 2017, Jesse Raynes and Frank Gamwell opened Jimmy John's since then it has been an active supporter of the community while providing a discount for all active and retired Military or First Responders. "It's an honor to earn this recognition from Senator Chang, who recognized our commitment to providing great food and service to La Palma. We love our community and being part of its thriving business sector. With the help of our General Manager, Denise Komoda, we're excited to gear up and be even more involved in the community. said Gamwell. Each month, Senator Chang honors businesses throughout the 29th Senate District for their contribution to the state's economy and local community.

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LA PALMA COUNCILWOMAN Michelle Steggell (far left) with the members of Jimmy John's sandwiches in La Palma. "It's important for us to highlight the achievements and contributions of small businesses, which is why I'm proud to honor La Palma's Jimmy John's as my 2019 Small Business of the Month," said Sen. Chang.

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