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CERRITOS COLLEGE WILL HOLD OUTREACH EVENT IN HAWAIIAN GARDENS

ARTESIA CEMETERY HOSTS DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION LA COUNTY GIVES $1.5 MILLION TO FUND NEW BELLFLOWER SHELTER

BY BRIAN HEWS Cerritos College communities include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate; the college also serves Hawaiian Gardens. The college boasts innovative student programs, including the College’s awardwinning California Promise Program Cerritos Complete. Since 2015, Cerritos Complete has benefited 4,376 students. The College is one of only 12 California community colleges that offers two years of free tuition. New state-of-the-art facilities and resources continue to transform the footprint of Cerritos College. In April, the College officially opened a substantial portion of its new Health & Wellness Complex as the campus' first green-certified building. A new Performing Arts Center is scheduled for completion in fall 2021. Cerritos College secured a reduced Bond interest rate and saved taxpayers $22.4 million dollars. The College is addressing ways to meet the basic needs of students. The District cosponsored AB 612, CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program. AB 612 will make it easier for campus food vendors to become eligible to accept CalFresh/EBT benefits from students who are enrolled in the state’s food assistance program. The College is also working to acquire a small housing development in the City of Norwalk to provide transitional housing for students who face housing insecurity. Yet, according to Sonia Hernandez, a student at Cerritos College enrolled in the Fundamentals of Business course, the city of Hawaiian Gardens is very unrepresented on campus. And now the college wants to change that. The president of Cerritos College, Dr. Jose Fierro, along with faculty and staff, will hold an outreach event on Nov. 16, meeting first at Bloomfield Park, 21420 Pioneer Blvd in Lakewoodat 9 a.m., then fanning out into the city to talk to residents. “We want to let residents know about Cerritos College, so they can make an informed decision about their education, once they learn about the new college facilities and course offerings, we think they will sign up.” The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. then travel back to Bloomfield Park for a free taco lunch.

Money will fund a new 50-bed shelter in the City. BY BRIAN HEWS

OVER 300 PEOPLE attended Artesia Cemetery's first Dia de los Muertos Celebration this past weekend. Families came from all over including Riverside, Corona, Simi Valley and Ventura, to join in the celebration. Photo courtesy Artesia Cemetery.

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Under new management and with renewed direction, the Artesia Cemetery District has recognized the need for more community involvement and in an effort to bring awareness to the Cemetery and recognize its historical significance, the District’s Board of Directors held the first

Dia de los Muertos Celebration November 2, 2019 at the cemetery,, which will be an annual event. Board member Linda Gonzalez was very pleased with the turnout, ”This is our first event at the cemetery and we want people to know that remembering those

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LA MIRADA STUDENTS HONOR LOCAL VETERANS

VETERAN FAMILIES were brought up on stage during the event with students clapping and yelling a huge 'Thank You!" Photo by Tammye McDuff.

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Dulles Elementary school honored former and current service members at a special assembly Monday, November 4, 2019, kicking off a week long tribute to Veterans. “We wanted to help students understand why we have a Veterans Day and what it stands for,” said Principal Shanti

Gallegos.” Explaining who these service people are and what they do is important for the children to understand.” Community partners from the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce, Richard Trujillo, President and Chamber Representative Noel Jaimes joined for this special recognition. In a touching tribute, each child who was related to a current or

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This past Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, led by Chair Janice Hahn, committed $1.5 million to fund a new 50-bed shelter in the City of Bellflower. Of the $1.5 million, $700,000 comes from Supervisor Hahn’s Fourth District Provisional Financing funds. The additional funding will be provided by the LA County Department of Health Services. “The leaders of the City of Bellflower are stepping up and have a plan to shelter their fair share of the homeless popu-

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AREA CITIES WILL HONOR VETERANS BY BRIAN HEWS Cities around Cerritos will be honoring Veterans on Monday with tributes and community gathering happening throughout the day. Hawaiian Gardens invites residents to their event from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the City Hall parking lot, 21815 Pioneer Blvd., refreshments will be provided. Norwalk invites the community to their annual event at 11 a.m. at the Freedom Memorial Art Installation at City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard. The event, in partnership with the American Legion Post 359, will include patriotic performances by the Norwalk All-City Youth Band, an American Legion and Southeast Academy Combined Color Guard, and keynote addresses by Petty Officer Third Class, Fernando Lopez, US Navy, and Signal Support Systems Specialist, Andy Morales, US Army. In addition, City Council will present Hometown Heroes banners to residents currently serving in the military. Refreshments will be served. Cerritos will their tribute near the Veterans Memorial 18125 Bloomfield Ave. at 9:45 a.m. Prelude music will be pro-

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HUTCHINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL HOSTS OPEN HOUSE STAFF REPORT Hutchinson Middle School, located at 13900 Estero Rd in La Mirada, is hosting a Showcase to highlight its high achieving education & programs on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5:30-7:00 pm. This event is in an Open House format in which all subjects and electives will be presented in classrooms throughout the school. Teachers and students will be on hand to explain how Hutchinson meets all student needs including challenging them in high level Honors courses. This middle school includes grades 6-8 and is a 1:1 iPad school with students using devices in all classes, including electives and PE. Elective course options at Hutchinson Middle School include AVID, leadership, musical performing arts, STEM and PLTW courses, high school Spanish and high school PLTW Engineering. Hutchinson has 6 zero period classes, which provides a great number of students the opportunity

DEVELOPING CHARACTER AND KINDNESS AT DULLES ELEMENTARY BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Three years ago Principal Shanti Gallegos of Dulles ES and staff began a movement of kindness. “We are teaching character education,” said Gallegos. This is an umbrella term loosely used to describe educating children in a manner that will help them develop moral and civic principles. “We want to instill good manners and good behavior, as well as teaching critical thinking when it comes to social behavior, like knowing what a bully acts like and standing up for others we are striving to teach and promote character in students, creating good citizens of the future.” This year Dulles is continuing to build momentum. New school rules include: caring about safety, encouraging children to achieve their best, respecting others, and embracing personal responsibility.

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to take 2 elective courses, rather than just one. Hutchinson’s music program is regularly awarded Superior scores in SCSBOA Festivals and students move on to success in high school band programs. Hutchinson’s Wind Ensemble and Orchestra will be performing during the Showcase on November 14. Band Boosters are hosting a Taco Cart for dinner - $5-$8 per plate. Hutchinson has the highest state assessment scores in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. The success of its STEM Magnet program is evidenced by outstanding student achievement in all classes. 8th grader, Tyler Lee, says, “The skills I use in Magnet classes are transferrable to math and science, when I explain my thinking and work with others.” Hutchinson has been awarded the CBEE Honor Roll 8 years in a row for excellence in math, English/language arts and science, including California Distinguished School in 1996, 2003, and 2015 and California Gold Ribbon in 2017. This event is open to all families to explore education and programs offered at Hutchinson that prepare students for success in high school and college. Hutchin-

“Kind acts are found in each of these rules,” says Gallegos, “we have raised funds to help fight diseases through our service learning projects including Jump4 Heart, Kiwanis Duck Races, and Pennies for Patients.” Kind notes were written and posted by and for teachers, staff and students. The school created a kindness quilt that hangs in the cafeteria that illustrates kind acts by students. Each student and staff member received a #ChooseKindness shirt to create an environment where everyone feels that they belong. The children even formed an enormous heart on a day when everyone wore their shirts and took a school wide drone photo to commemorate the movement. This year students have been recognized for acts of kindness. The student is sent to the principal for a ‘kind act’ phone call home. The goal is to promote kindness, helping others and developing empathy. Gallegos adds, “at Dulles, we are developing character in our future citizens and we would like to invite the community to help us keep the kindness movement going.”

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Hutchinson MS is hosting a Showcase to highlight its high achieving education & programs on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5:30-7:00 pm. son’s website is www.hutchinsonhawks. org. Tyler plans to continue engineering in high school, “After learning so much at

Hutchinson, I will be able to excel in high school and attend a great college that will open up a lot of opportunities for me.”

DULLES students, parents and staff form a heart signifying acts of kindness. Each student and staff member received a #ChooseKindness shirt to create an environment where everyone feels that they belong

Dulles encourages others to partner with them to promote awareness of this message by contributing to the schoolwide distribution of shirts with the message #ChooseKindness Students and staff wear shirts at specific times to establish that everyone belongs and to promote kindness throughout the year. This year the school is purchasing shirts for new students and staff that did not receive a shirt last year. Donors will

be invited to a special assembly when the second heart drone photo will be taken. The goal is to provide shirts for all new students and staff. If you would like to donate toward that goal please contact Shanti Gallegos at (562) 943-6734 or visit their website at www.dulles.org. You can also follow the school on Twitter @mrs. gallegos @principaldulles


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LA MIRADA CHAMBER AND HEWS MEDIA GROUP HOST MEET AND GREET MIXER BY TAMMYE MCDUFF The newly reorganized La Mirada Chamber of Commerce held their first of many city-wide chamber ‘meet and greet’ mixers at the offices of the city’s newspaper La Mirada Lamplighter / Hews Media Group. “With new organization and new members, comes a fresh opportunity to become more involved with the community, hold more events and let La Mirada businesses know we are here to help them,” said Chamber President Richard Trujillo, “This first mixer, being held at the beautiful offices of our beloved city newspaper is a great way to kick off the holiday season and let people get to meet the minds behind the Lamplighter.” Held in the new offices of Hews Media Group, the meet and greet was a success with City Council Mayor Pro Tem John Lewis and former mayor and Councilman Ed Eng in attendance. “We really value the effort that the Chamber has put forth to get up and out in the community, to network with new, old and potential chamber members,” said Eng, “We appreciate Hews Media Group and publisher Brian Hews for opening up their great space for the city of La Mirada.” Local Chick-fil-A owner Chris Schivley sponsored a tremendous feast of bite sized pieces of tender chicken nuggets, perfect for parties, fresh market salad complete with an assortment of dressings and a very healthy fruit salad, he even threw in lemonade, freshly brewed ice tea and they delivered!!!! Grocery Outlet owner Amanda Paez supplied refreshing beverages for the event and Starbucks

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THE LA MIRADA CHAMBER held their first city-wide chamber mixer at the offices of the La Mirada Lamplighter. Local Chick-fil-A owner Chris Schivley brought the food, Grocery Outlet provided beverages and Starbucks donated coffee and pastries. In attendance was Mayor pro tem John Lewis, Councilman Ed Eng, and Cerritos College Area Seven Trustee Zurich Lewis. Photo by Ishana Trivedi.

manager Sara Chavez donated coffee and pastries. HMG was very fortunate to offer some incredible door prizes from La Mirada American Golf Course. Donations of a round of golf for two and a round of golf for a foursome were generously donated by General Manager Ken Blidy; Splash! donated tickets to their 2020 season for a family of four; Edward Jones Anna Castro contributed an Amazon gift card and ESDI Building Management generously donated a bottle of wine. These were some amazing giveaways and it is appreciated.

The evening could not have been achieved without the assistance from La Mirada Highs Ace Academy or the outstanding assistance of ESDI Manager Ishana Trivedi. “For our first mixer ever it was a great success,” said Noel Jaimes Chamber Representative, “We were able to introduce the chamber to some new businesses and mingle with good friends. I want to thank Hews Media Group Publisher Brian Hews for opening up his offices and extending his friendship and expertise to our growing chamber.”

Hawkins returns to Metropolitan’s 38member board, where he has represented Central Basin Municipal Water District for four different terms at various times between 2003 and February 2019. Hawkins follows Frank Heldman, who joined the board in March 2019. He will PHIL HAWKINS serve on the board’s Audit and Ethics and Finance and Insurance committees. Hawkins was re-elected to his fifth term on Central Basin’s board in November 2016, representing the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Paramount and Signal Hill. He chairs the Central Basin Administration & Ethics Committee and actively participates in the Colorado River Water Users Association, the Urban Water Institute and the California Contract Cities Association. A real estate broker since 1977, Hawkins has opened several businesses, including Realty World and Herbert Hawkins Realty, both in Bellflower, and Century 21 in Norwalk. Hawkins has served on the Rancho Southeast Association of Realtors and the Bellflower Township Redevelopment Committee. He is a member of the Bellflower, Cerritos, Lakewood and Paramount chambers of commerce. Hawkins was elected to the California Assembly in 1994 and represented the 56th Assembly District until 1996.

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METRO’S WSAB rail line will traverse through the City of Cerritos, with the terminus station located in the City of Artesia, and will cross the City of Cerritos in three locations as shown above. The City of Cerritos has opposed the crossing through written comments communicated to Metro by City staff due to the anticipated privacy, aesthetic and noise impacts to adjacent residential homes in Cerritos.. passageway is known as the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSAB) project. As part of Metro’s draft conceptual plans, the WSAB rail line will traverse through the City of Cerritos, with the terminus station located in the City of Artesia, and will cross the City of Cerritos in the following three locations: •Artesia Boulevard east of Dumont Avenue – Metro is proposing that the WSAB transit line cross Artesia Boulevard east of Dumont Avenue, north of Valley Christian High School and west of the 605 freeway as an at-grade diagonal crossing, with two crossing gates installed on Artesia Boulevard. •Studebaker Road south of Artesia Boulevard – Metro is proposing that the WSAB transit line cross Studebaker Road south of Artesia Boulevard as an at-grade diagonal crossing, with two crossing gates installed on Studebaker Road. •Gridley Road and 183rd Street in-

tersection – Metro is proposing that the WSAB transit line cross the intersection of Gridley Road and 183rd Street as an above-grade diagonal crossing. The City of Cerritos has opposed this crossing through written comments communicated to Metro by City staff due to the anticipated privacy, aesthetic and noise impacts to adjacent residential homes in Cerritos. Metro is currently working on completing an Environmental Impact Study/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the proposed WSAB transit corridor and anticipates release of the draft EIS/EIR in December 2020 for public review and comment. Once the environmental documents are released, the City of Cerritos and the residents of Cerritos will have an opportunity to review the WSAB project and provide written public comments related to the EIS/EIR, proposed grade crossings in the City of Cerritos and any other concerns about potential impacts associated with the proposed light rail project to the commu-

nity. Residential and commercial property owners within close proximity to the proposed WSAB light rail project will be provided formal public notice by Metro when the draft EIS/EIR is released. According to Metro, the final EIS/EIR is expected to be certified in late 2021. Metro anticipates groundbreaking to occur in 2022 with the WSAB train line completed by 2028 in time for the Olympics. City of Cerritos staff continues to attend various Metro-hosted meeting to obtain information related to the Metro-proposed project when available. The City will continue to provide updates to the community regarding the WSAB transit corridor project as they become available. More information about the light rail project can be found at metro.net/projects/west-santaana. Rest assured that the City will follow this issue closely and work to protect the general interests of the City of Cerritos and its residents.

Artesia Seeks Community Involvement in Project Joy Holiday Programs Every holiday season, the City of Artesia hosts Project Joy to provide community members most in need with toys and holiday meals. Throughout the 2018 holiday season, Project Joy provided toys to more than 300 children in Artesia, while more than 115 families received holiday meals through the program. Thanks to the City’s sponsors, families also received additional pantry staples to help with meals beyond the holiday season. There are many ways for Artesia resi-

dents, businesses, and community organizations to get involved. These include: • Donate pantry items for meal boxes like boxed potatoes, boxed stuffing, canned cranberry sauce, canned vegetables (such as corn and green beans) • Donate canned foods and other pantry items, such as pasta, spaghetti sauce, canned meats, canned soups, etc. • Hold a canned food or toy drive (City staff will pick up from your facility) • Donate unwrapped toys

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BELLFLOWER HOSTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOWN HALL BY TAMMYE MCDUFF

looking for high density projects within a mile of train stations. The agreement is in Bellflower’s Director of Economic negotiations and it will be another year or Development Jim Dellalonga and city so before any construction will be seen. staff held a free meet and greet Saturday A question was raised regarding rent morning, October 26th at Fantasy Cakes increase and all the new business coming on Bellflower Boulevard. into the city, “Unfortunately, there is noth“The idea was to have a relaxed fo- ing that the city can do about rent increase. rum with residents and business owners If it is a private property, they have the about all the incredright to raise rents.” ible movement and However Dellalonimprovements we ga did discuss the The building that sits on the have in our city,” new law that Govercorner of Bellflower Boulevard said Dellalonga. nor Newsom signed With approximately into law September and Mayne Street will be turned 30 in attendance, it 2019 that limits the into multi-use and will include was standing room inflation and pera theater, apartments, restaurants centage that can be only and there were and an art gallery ...as well plenty of questions increased at one for one of the city’s time. “There is a as open space busiest employees. huge homeless issue The Metro in the State and this Light-Rail train that is one of the reasons is scheduled to run through Bellflower is why this bill goes into effect.” still on track, but is scheduled to open in Bellflower has recently updated the 2028. The new parking structure is under downtown streetscape as well as beauconstruction and on schedule, and set to tifying the on and off ramp areas by the open later this year. Addressing every- 91 freeway. The city added crosswalks, one’s concerns the Ciity will contract with new medians in streets with better draina security guard company and the struc- age and drought tolerant plants and in the ture will patrolled by the Sheriff’s Sta- south part of Bellflower, Public Works has tion. In addition, grant money has been received a grant to put in bicycle lanes. received to build a new city park where a The vacant area behind Sizzler on fleet parking lot now stands. Woodruff and Artesia is owned by a partThe city, at the time of the meeting, nership. The city had to “pursuade” the had a purchase and sale agreement for the organization into demolishing the empty building that sits on the corner of Bell- buildings. As a result of that demolition, flower Boulevard and Mayne Street. The the owners are now conducting soil remedeveloper is planning on adding a theater, diation, because there was a dry cleaner apartments, a couple of restaurants and on that site and the chemicals that were an art gallery as well as an open space. used at that facility were very toxic, with Because of the light rail coming through some seepage into the surrounding concertain cities, developers and cities are crete.

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A vapor extraction system must be installed to remove the toxins which should be completed by January 2020. Lastly, a study has been completed for a crosswalk to be installed at the Smart and Final intersection. It is an extremely busy one and is potentially hazardous to jay walkers. A signal may be justified with the new Aldi grocery market going in and is under consideration. There were many questions that Dellalonga fielded with facts and pertinent information. He and his staff gave out free ‘Bellflower Citizen’ tee shirts and there are plans for a future coffee chat to be held the beginning of 2020.

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Continued from page 1 lation,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “I have always said – if you are a city leader and you identify a site for a shelter or supportive housing in your city, my colleagues and I are more than willing to put County resources behind it to make it happen.” “Opening a shelter in Bellflower is the right thing to do and it is the compassionate thing to do,” said Bellflower Mayor Sonny Santa Ines, who testified in support of the funding motion at the board meeting. “This is a win-win solution that will allow us to shelter 50 of Bellflower’s homeless population so we can get these individuals off the streets and provide connect them with services that they need.” In September, the City of Bellflower signed a settlement agreement with U.S. District Court Judge David Carter to become one of the first cities in the Los Angeles Gateway area to commit to siting a shelter where wraparound services will be provided for homeless individuals.

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KAISER PHYSICIANS GATHER FOR FIRST ANNUAL WOMEN IN MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM STAFF REPORT

KAISER PERMANENTE DOWNEY Medical Center’s first ever Women in Medicine Symposium, held on October 19, 2019 at The Centre in Lakewood. From (l-r) Margaret Kurohara, MD; Elizabeth Owyang, MD; Sharon Jakus-Waldman, MD; Renee Polhamus, MD; and Lisa Heindl, MD.

On Saturday, October 19, 2019 Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center hosted the ‘Women in Medicine Symposium’ at the Centre in Lakewood aimed at empowering female physicians to break barriers, enhance their skill sets, and reach their fullest potential as health care providers. Studies show women make excellent physicians, but they experience burnout at higher rates than their male colleagues. They also can experience sexism in a male-dominated field. According to a survey by Stat News and Medscape, 41percent of women in medicine reported a patient making an offensive remark about their gender, compared with 6 percent of men. Guest speakers included local government leaders, medical professionals, and TV personalities who spoke about overcoming difficult challenges in their careers. “This event made me proud to be

a woman in medicine,” said Sharon Jakus-Waldman, MD, the Women in Medicine Champion at Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center who spear-headed this inaugural event. “Learning about important issues like gender differences in communication, psychological stressors at work, hands-on training on effective presentation skills, and how to empower women in our community, equips us to be more successful and effective leaders.” With support from the Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center Administrative Team, this event was hosted by Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center’s Physician Support Group, which is a social network of physicians created to discuss and explore topics of relevance to improve their daily work environment and work/ life balance. The group also creates mentoring opportunities for physicians interested in pursuing leadership, administrative, or committee work.

Hap Palmer Enhances Education Through Arts Experience at Cerritos Center

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) presented two performances of award-winning children’s musician Hap Palmer on Tuesday, November 5 as part of its arts education program for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The shows were made possible and funded by the City of Cerritos and a generous $110,000 donation from Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn. More than 2,500 students and educators participated from school districts such as ABC Unified School District, Bellflower Unified School District, Long Beach Unified School District, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District and Paramount Unified School District. Both performances were presented for kindergarteners through fourth graders. Palmer delighted the audience with catchy

rhythms that got the students clapping and singing along. Palmer’s songs promote language and math skills and reading readiness, nurturing imagination and creative problem-solving. The living legend has won the Parents’ Choice Award, the American Library Association Notable Designation, the National Association of Parent Publications Award, The Early Childhood News Directors Choice Award, and the American Video Award. “Mr. Palmer presented wonderful performances that were thoroughly enjoyed by the students in attendance,” remarked Cerritos Mayor Naresh Solanki. “The City of Cerritos would like to thank Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn once again for making possible this valuable and entertaining educational show for the benefit of the children in our communities.”

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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AROUND THE SOUTHLAND

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MISSION INN: more than 5 million lights and a life-size gingerbread house will grace Riverside’s historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa during the resort’s 28th Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 -Jan. 6.

The Citadel Outlets annual lighting of the tallest live Christmas tree in Southern California takes place this Saturday. Tree lighting at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on Nov. 21 will include entertainment. The annual tree lighting festivities at Caruso shopping centers take place at the Americana at Brand Nov. 14 , the Promenade at Westlake Nov. 15 , the Grove Nov. 17, and Palisades Village on Nov. 24. Fashion Island in Newport Beach holds its tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 22 and Nov. 23. Cerritos Tree Lighting Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street November 25 from 5-7 p.m. The Cerritos City Council will light the City's beautiful Christmas tree at 6 p.m. Event to include craft activity for children, entertainment, performances by local music groups, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus, (bring a camera.) Mission Inn: more than 5 million lights and a life-size gingerbread house will grace Riverside’s historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa during the resort’s 28th Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 -Jan. 6. Stroll an interactive dreamscape at Descanso Gardens’ fourth “Enchanted: Forest of Light,” a large-scale light display, $30. Nov. 17-Jan. 5 . enchantedla. com Fun at the Zoo: Animal-themed light displays, 3-D projections, a twin-

kling tunnel and disco ball forest are all part of the L.A. Zoo Lights experience. $11.95 and up. Most nights Nov. 15-Jan. 5 . A Victorian Christmas is on display in Long Beach at the 1906 Bembridge House. Dec. 3- Dec. 21 . Tickets start at $15. lbheritage.org ICE at Santa Monica — an 8,000square-foot pop-up outdoor ice rink — returns through Jan. 20. Skate rentals, $15. The Bai Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square — admission is $9, skate rental, $5 — will be open daily Nov. 14-Jan. 20 . Las Posadas: The reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem as told in the Christian tradition, known in Spanish as las posadas, has been celebrated each season on historic Olvera Street since 1930. The nightly candlelight processions begin in front of the Avila Adobe, the oldest house in Los Angeles. Free champurrado, pan dulce and live entertainment follow. Free. Nightly at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 16-Dec. 24 . olveraevents.com Hanukkah is celebrated with a lighting of a menorah at Caruso shopping center properties starting at Palisades Village on Dec. 22 , the Commons at Calabasas Dec. 23 and the Grove on Dec. 29 .


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Cerritos College theater students get a lesson in special effects makeup at Knott’s Scary Farm

KNOTT'S SCARY FARM: students with a special makeup artist at Knott's Scary Farm. Students were given an opportunity to observe each artist, as they turn “regular people” into terrifying monsters. Photo by Naila Salguero.

BY NAILA SALGUERO AND DERRICK COLEMAN Cerritos College theatre makeup program took its annual trip to Knott’s Scary Farm organized by professor Susan Watanabe. She wanted to give her students a chance to mingle with special effects makeup artists that took place on Oct. 24. Students were given an opportunity to observe each artist, as they turn “regular people” into terrifying monsters. Denise Chavez is the makeup department lead for Knott’s Scary Farm. Chavez said, “I mean, any way that we can help and be an inspiration or teach them [students] something that they may have not learned at school or have hands on with, we’re excited about that.” Chavez continues, “I think it’s very exciting. Like I say, I look forward to having students come in. As a student Watanabe said, “My teacher brought me in to do makeup, when I was an undergrad, I went and studied makeup with him.” She took the beginning class again, even though she had already taken it as an undergrad. She continues, “I was here for nine years and then when I went on sabbatical, I came back here and did an another year.” Watanabe said, “she asked if she can bring her class to Knott’s Scary Farm for her students to learn from makeup artist and they said yes.” One of the highlights of the night was when Watanabe introduced one of her former students Alma Griffin who is now a makeup artist, was recommended by Watanabe for her passion. Alumna of Cerritos College Griffin is currently a makeup artist at Knott’s Scary

Farm and has been there for 24 years. Griffin spoke about what it was like to have Watanabe as a professor, “It’s fun,” she says, “she’s a hard teacher and she really enjoys teaching and if you’re a student that shows that you care about the work, she will give you the time of day.” She continues, “If you’re a student doesn’t show you that you care for the work, she’ll still give you the time of day still make you do everything over and over again.” Griffin said, “She has a strong work ethic, I had her for costuming and that’s where I learned her work ethic because she made us do simple hymns. If we didn’t do it right, she took pride in her work.” Each makeup artists have about ten to eleven people each night to paint with only 20 minutes to complete the whole look. The start of the makeup usually begins with airbrushing on a base color which is applied on the actors legs and arms. Other makeup artists have to blend a form fitted prosthetics on to the face or neck. There are over 300 people go through the makeup transformation process. Cerritos College students were at first shy, but excited to be able to go behind the scenes and get hands on experience with makeup artists. Marie Egon is a theater at Cerritos College said, “The biggest reason was because it’s part of the major, I have to take it regardless for credits, but also because my friend of mine, a couple of friends of mine in theater.” Egon said, “I think it’s exciting to be in a different environment that’s not common, like seeing other makeup artists do other their techniques and their skills and whatnot.”

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WEEK 10 FOOTBALL GARNER NEARLY A ONE-MAN SHOW ON SENIOR NIGHT AS VALLEY CHRISTIAN CLAIMS LEAGUE TITLE OUTRIGHT BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER Valley Christian first-year head coach Bill Garner thought his son Brayden, the quarterback of the Defenders, played like the Olympic League’s Most Valuable Player this past Friday night against Village Christian. The signal caller, playing in his final regular season game at Valley Christian, made the most of his senior night as a quarterback, a ground gainer and a defensive back. Garner rushed for 247 yards on 33 carries and scored four touchdowns, completed six of nine passes for 116 yards with two more touchdowns and intercepted Village Christian quarterback Sam Faulkner late in the third quarter as the Defenders won the Olympic League outright with a 55-32 victory. Valley Christian will enter the CIF-Southern Section Division 11 playoffs at 7-3, having won its last four games. “I think for any of your players, you hope for good things for good guys,” Bill Garner said. “I’ve been fortunate enough to watch my son play sports growing up and he’s always been that kind of ‘team

first, whatever role you need me to do’. This year it was the same thing and it was just…that role happened to be quarterback, and I couldn’t be happier for good things to happen to such a good guy.” “It was really special,” Brayden Garner said. “Coming out on senior night, it was just a really fun game. We started out pretty shaky; we were kind of confused. But then we came back and just played our game. “No doubt, that was the best game I’ve ever played in my life,” he continued. “That was the game of my life.” Valley Christian dominated the first half in virtually every area, including the game’s opening drive in which it went 49 yards in 11 plays, ending with a Brayden Garner three-yard score. After Evan Clarizio returned the ensuing kickoff 55 yards for a touchdown, the Defenders went up 13-6 three plays later when Brayden Garner tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Luca Caldarella. After the hosts forced a three and out, they went up 20-6 when Brayden Garner scored from 16 yards out with 46.1 seconds remaining in the first quarter. How-

VALLEY CHRISTIAN HIGH senior quarterback Brayden Garner had the game of his life as he is being chased by Village Christian High’s Salaah Hill (#1) and others last Friday night. In his final regular season home game, Garner rushed for 247 yards on 33 carries and scored four touchdowns as Valley Christian knocked off Village Christian 55-32 to win the Olympic League title outright. Garner also passed for 116 yards on six completions for two more touchdowns. Photo Steve Fericean, Bee Photo Galleries.

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CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREVIEWS

TRIO OF AREA FOOTBALL TEAMS FACE TOUGH CHALLENGES ON THE ROAD TO BEGIN POSTSEASON BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER For the first time in over two decades, and probably ever, the Artesia, Cerritos, Norwalk areas will have four football teams participating in the CIF-Southern Section divisional playoffs, which begin tonight. However, the path to a championship will be tough as two of the teams play high seeded teams and three teams will have to travel at least an hour to begin their journeys. On top of that, if two of the four come away with wins, they will certainly play the top-seeded teams in their respective divisions next Friday.

DIVISION 12 #14 Artesia High (4-6, second place in the 605 League) @ #3 Moreno Valley High (9-1, Mountain Valley League champions) After advancing to the Division 12 championship game last season, Artesia had a rocky 2019 campaign without its top two offensive playmakers, who graduated. Still, the Pioneers secured an automatic berth after blasting Pioneer High 61-21 last Friday in a battle for second place in the 605 League. Artesia, which has already played two teams that also went 9-1 this past season, has been paced by senior quarterback Tyler Kemp and sophomore running back Tyler Miller for the most part with contributing roles coming from junior running backs Kyeyou Lenoir and Corey McKinley and senior wide receiver Kelly Thornton. Moreno Valley is riding an eightgame winning streak and its lone loss was to Norte Vista High, 17-6. There was a five-game stretch from Aug. 20-Sept.

18 in which the Vikings outscored their opponents 227-15. The top leaders for Moreno Valley are quarterback Dyvon Brown, who has passed for 1,196 yards and eight touchdowns and running backs Elijah Kelsey (129 carries, 1,378 yards, 21 touchdowns) and Jaylin Henderson (70 carries, 684 yards, 11 touchdowns). As a team, Moreno Valley has pounded out 2,837 yards. Leroy Louis is Brown’s top target and has caught 26 passes for 566 yards and scored seven touchdowns while on defense, Henry Seiuli has 10 sacks. If Artesia comes away with a victory, it will host either Adelanto High or Ontario High next Friday in the quarterfinals.

#8 John Glenn High (6-4, 605 League champions) @ #9 Nordhoff High (6-3, Citrus Coast League champions) Even though Glenn won the 605 League for the program’s first league title in 30 years, it drew a tough road game to the Ojai-based school Glenn has won four straight games and like Artesia, has played a tough non-league slate. The Eagles have shown they can be an offensive juggernaut at times, increasing their scoring totals over the past five games from 16 points against Hawthorne High to 50 points against Cerritos High last Friday in a 16-point victory. Senior running backs Robert Coates and Edwin Udengwu pace the Glenn offensive attack as well as junior quarterback Matthew Huxtable and senior wide receivers Bobby Sanchez and Tyrelle Watson. The Rangers have scored over 30 points six times this season, over 40 points three times and have reached the 50-point mark twice. In its three

losses, Nordhoff was outscored 15646. Quarterback Leeram Stoneman has passed for 1,733 yards and 19 touchdowns while running back Korey Stevens leads the Rangers with 1,217 yards and nine touchdowns. Four receivers have caught at least 13 passes for at least 247 yards. On defense, 10 players have combined for 16 sacks and Jake Palmer has eight interceptions. Should Glenn come back from the long road trip victorious, it will host the winner of the El Monte High/Ocean View High contest in the quarterfinals. Glenn lost to top-seeded El Monte 78-38 back on Aug. 30.

DIVISION 8 #15 Gahr High (3-7, fifth place in the San Gabriel Valley League) @ #2 Santa Barbara High (8-2, Channel League champions) No one saw Gahr advancing to the playoffs, especially with a young team loaded with non-varsity experience entering the season and a poor record. But 16 spots needed to be filled in the Division 8 bracket and the Gladiators are one of five at-large teams who will be on the road for a first round game. Temescal Canyon High is also at 3-7 while Canyon High entered the Division 8 playoffs at 2-8. The Gladiators limp into the playoffs not offensively sound, having scored over 20 points twice and being shutout four times, while on defense, Gahr has yielded over 35 points six times. Leading the way for the Gladiators will be junior quarterback Rashaad Willis and junior running back Johnny Robinson IV. This will be Gahr’s third trip to the playoffs in the past four seasons and fifth time since 2007.

Santa Barbara is on a five-game winning streak in which the Dons have outscored their opponents 183-55. During their two losses, the Dons mustered 13 points while giving up 69 points. In contrast, Gahr has been blanked by a combined score of 109-0 in the past two games and has allowed 337 points this season. If Gahr pulls off the upset, it will host either Palm Desert High or Temescal Canyon High in the quarterfinals. DIVISION 11 #9 Pasadena High (6-3, tied for third place in the Pacific League) @ #8 Valley Christian High (7-3, Olympic League champions) Valley Christian enters the postseason on a five-game winning streak, but three of those victories have been by a combined six points. The Defenders defeated Village Christian High 55-32 last Friday to win the Olympic League outright. V.C. is paced by senior quarterback Brayden Garner, who also leads the team in rushing and accounted for six touchdowns last Friday against Village Christian. Pasadena lost to Muir High 33-0 last Friday after the Bulldogs had won three straight games in which they outscored their foes 126-31. Pasadena began the season with three consecutive victories. Quarterback Dante Coronel has passed for 1,509 yards and 19 touchdowns while running back Au’Dante Bailey has gained 965 yards on the ground. The Pasadena defense had recorded 15 sacks and a dozen interceptions. If the Defenders win, they will host top-seeded Beaumont High or travel to Linfield Christian in the quarterfinals.


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UNDERDOG VALLEY CHRISTIAN FIGHTS THROUGH TO KNOCK OFF SADDLEBACK VALLEY CHRISTIAN BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER The last time any Valley Christian High girls volleyball team has advanced to the CIF-Southern Section divisional championship match, head coach Jeff Ornee was seven years old. In fact, the program had not reached the quarterfinals in the past 11 seasons, until now. Backed by dominating performances from junior middle blockers Rachel Gonzales and Dakota Quinlan, V.C. is heading back to the title game for the first time since 1998 following a 25-21, 25-18, 19-25, 25-18 victory over Saddleback Valley Christian High last Saturday. The Lady Defenders, who are the sixthranked team in Division 4, improved to 24-8 and will face top-seeded Norco High Saturday morning at Cerritos College. The 24 victories are the most since 1998 when that team, known as the Lady Crusaders, went 33-0 and was the USA Today National Champions. “It’s big,” Ornee said. “These girls weren’t alive then, so it’s been a long time. That was a great team back in 1998. They won that USA Today National Championship. It was a big deal. I was a kid at that time and probably came to a couple of matches. But I don’t remember a whole lot about that team. But it is a big deal for this program to get back there. “But the message is, all the attention we’re getting, all the hype we’re getting, all the good jobs we’re getting, the job is not done,” he added. “And, you don’t remember teams that get to the finals. You remember teams that win the finals, and my message to the team is we’ve come this way, don’t let it be for nothing and keep pushing all the way to the end.” “Tonight, we were going in thinking we could possibly be the underdogs again because one, we played Saddleback last year and we took them to five

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Continued from page 10 ever, on the last play of the stanza, Salaah Hill scored on a 61-yard run to keep the Crusaders in the game. After having the ball for just over nine minutes in the first quarter, Valley Christian would duplicate the same feat in the second quarter. Sophomore defensive back Rocco Caldarella picked off Faulkner early in the quarter and although the Defenders wasted a 13-play, 76-yard drive when senior Elijah Glonchak missed a 23-yard field goal, Village Christian went three and out again. That would lead to Valley Christian increasing its lead to 27-12 on a seven-yard run from Luca Caldarella with 38.5 seconds left in the half. But Village Christian created some excitement when Faulkner tossed a 45yard touchdown pass, which was tipped, to Jalyne McFall on the last play of the half. Even though the halftime score was 27-18, Village Christian ran 11 plays and had 98 yards of total offense. Four of those plays went for positive yardage. “It’s really just a credit to Village,” Bill Garner said of the first half. “They are loaded and what I said to their team after was every one of my coaches this week has looked at their film and said, “how is this team 2-7”? They’re loaded

sets,” Gonzales said. “The first set we got completely swept (25-10) and we were really mad about that. But we took it into our own hands and decided to push all that negative energy towards positiveness and push through it and fight for each other.” The Lady Defenders and Warriors played a tight first set through most of the first rotation until senior libero Mia DeKraker served back to back aces to extend her team’s lead to 11-5. V.C. led by as many as nine points before the San Joaquin League co-champions crept to within three points at 22-19 after Lane Csimma had a pair of aces. But a serve into the net and an ace from senior opposite hitter Megan Bouma virtually iced the set. Junior outside hitter Ashlyn Couch would have a big second set, recording her first three kills early to make the score 4-1, then 5-4. Later, her fourth kill extended the lead to 15-10 and her sixth kill made ended a stretch of six straight points to move the lead to 22-15. In fact, the Warriors had not led through the first wo sets and had forced only two ties. “I think the fight that we had tonight was really key to our success,” Gonzales said. “Even though there were ups and downs, we were yelling at each other. But then we noticed that we can’t yell at each other and become a team. We had to keep fighting for each other.” V.C. got out to another strong start in the third set. But unlike the first two, S.V.C. got hold of a lead early and was in front for the first time at 8-7 after an ace from Gabby Park. The Warriors would trail just once the remainder of the set,

which came when Gonzales had her 13th kill, ending a five-point scoring spree by the hosts. But four straight points from the 10th ranked team in the division pretty much sealed the deal in the set. In fact, Quinlan, who has been one of V.C.’s hottest hitters the second half of the season, was limited to two kills in the set. She would rebound in the fourth set and finished the match with 15 kills. “Obviously coming over to a new school with a new setter, there’s going to be a building process; a connection that needs to be formed,” Ornee said. “[Junior setter] Rachel [Lim] and Dakota have been working all year long trying to build that connection between setter and hitter. And, it’s still not perfect. We’re still going to work on it next week before the finals.” “She’s a big asset to our team, one with blocking,” Gonzales said of Quinlan. “Our blocking is…it’s like a monster block with her. It’s tremendous. She’s up there, she’s pushing over. Everything is all good. With her hitting in the middle, they’re not expecting it. She’s quick, she’s smart, she knows where to place the ball. And, she’s also good covering tips and roll shots. She’s an overall great player.” V.C. made sure there the Warriors would not carry that momentum into the fourth set as Bouma served three straight aces to give her team an early 4-1 lead. Then Quinlan’s 12th kill was the beginning of seven consecutive points as V.C. raced to an 11-2 advantage. Couch had consecutive aces in that rally. Even when S.V.C. got to within four

up; they have a ton of talent and they have some good coaches over there. So, the big play...at any time that team is capable of going 100 yards on one play. “I give our defense a lot of credit because when it came down to the drives and stuff, that was us, bending but not breaking,” he continued. “They got that tip pass for a touchdown, which was crazy, but we got one of those, too,” Brayden Garner said. “It was only fair. But the defense came out and we did our thing and that was it.” Village Christian stayed close to Valley Christian early in the third quarter when Hill caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Faulkner six plays into the half. But that’s as close as the Crusaders would get. Brayden Garner would score on runs of 15 and three yards respectively on Valley Christian’s two finished drives of the third quarter. The second of those two drives lasted 99 yards and was made possible after Faulkner had fumbled at the one-yard line on fourth down. After Hill returned a fumble 17 yards for a touchdown on the second play of the fourth quarter, senior Kai Talstra returned the ensuing kickoff 83 yards. Two plays after that score, Luca Caldarella intercepted Faulkner and the Defenders parlayed that into a 10-play, 75-yard drive that took close to seven minutes. Brayden Garner would cap off his remarkable night with a 13-yard touchdown pass to

Luca Caldarella. Lost in the mix offensively for the Defenders was senior running back Jarvis Hudnall, who picked up 103 yards on 12 carries, and Luca Caldarella, who gained another 47 yards on seven touches. Valley Christian would put together 529 yards on 66 plays. Valley Christian, which went 3-7 last season for the program’s fourth losing campaign since 2011, won its fourth Olympic League championship in the past five seasons. Overall, this is Valley Christian’s 21st league title. Valley Christian will host Pasadena High tonight in a Division 11 first round game. “First, God gave us a real clear vision as to what this program was supposed to be about, and it was supposed to be about mentoring young men,” Bill Garner said of the turnaround. “Everything has come in after that. We tried to keep that our goal, and the reason why I bring that up is I genuinely think that’s been a key factor because we spend a lot of time talking about character, relationships, what it means to be a family, a friend, a team.” “A lot of people, at school even, had been doubting us this year,” Brayden Garner said. “We just wanted to come out and show them who we were. Co-league champs wasn’t good enough for us. We wanted to be it by ourselves.”

points at 17-13, kills from Gonzales and Quinlan, followed by a block from Gonzales made it a 20-13 lead. Lim would serve the final two points of the match. Gonzales led the Lady Defenders with 18 kills while Couch and Bouma had eight and seven kills respectively. Gonzales also had 19 digs followed by Lim (15), Couch (14) and DeKraker (seven). Lim also had 40 assists. “I said right after game three, this can’t go five,” Ornee said. “Even though we have a great record in five-set matches this season, we can’t go to five, losing two games in a row with the momentum being so far out of our hands at that point. So, we had to set the tone early in game four.” V.C. will have its hands full with the Cougars, who enter the championship match sporting a 22-1 record and have lost nine sets all season long. Norco, the champions of the Big VIII League, began the season with five straight sweeps before falling to Ontario Christian High, last season’s Division 5 champions, on Aug. 29. Norco has swept five of its last seven opponents and has played in just one five-set match. V.C., on the other hand, has gone the distance five times, all coming within the last eight matches. “I don’t know a ton about Norco,” Ornee said. “I know they’re the number one seed overall in the bracket, so I’m expecting a great team. We’ll do my scouting; we’ll do my report and we’ll see what we have on them. But I’m expecting a battle.” “We’re no longer the Crusaders, so let’s get this title as Defenders,” Gonzales said. “Let’s have our names on the board {inside the gymnasium) forever. Let’s make a change in Valley Christian history as a new set of group of girls, a new team, new coaching staff…everything new.

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Continued from page 1 loved ones that have gone on, doesn’t always have to be sad.� Families came from all over the Southland, from Riverside, Corona, Simi Valley and Ventura to join in the celebration. Visitor Arlene Gonzalez said that she had come with her aunt to visit her grandparents and great grandparents who were buried in the cemetery. The celebration began with Miss Artesia court performing a traditional Mexican dance and local elementary students singing songs of the season. The Disney movie ‘Coco’ was shown and visitors could take photos, place objects on the Ofrenda and listen to live Mariachis music. A coloring contest was held for the ABC USD of sugar skulls with over 600 students participating. Raffle prizes were given out and visitors could purchase hamburgers and hot dogs. ABCUSD Trustee Chris Apodaca greeted the more than 200 attendees with a poignant story.

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“This is a day that is very important to me as I know it is to all of you. I want to share a story I have held near and dear to my heart since I was a small child which has been passed down through my family for generations:Many, many years ago, long before our time ‌ there was a missionary that was visiting Mexico. One evening this missionary heard many voices outside his dwelling in the middle of the night. He gets up and looks outside only to see a long line of people going to the cemetery. These people were singing songs, carrying food and candles with pictures of family members. The missionary stops one woman and asked what was going on ‘It is the middle of the night! What are you doing?’ The woman told the missionary, that the people have come to make their ofrendas and visit family who has passed away. ‘We bring them food and notes to leave at their gravesite to remind them that we love them and we remember.’ The missionary said that was a strange custom and asked the woman who she was going to visit. ‘I’m going to see by mother who is buried in the cemetery. I’m going to sit by her graveside, give her flowers and sing to her.’ The missionary

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CELEBRATION: Miss Artesia Court volunteered and danced for the audience, with them are Artesia Cemetery Trustees Linda Gonzalez and Mike Wada. asked the woman how often she would take food and flowers to her mother when she was alive. Without saying a word, the woman’s eyes filled with tears, she turned around and got back in line to walk to the cemetery.� Apodaca urged the community to always remember those who have gone before us, but also to cherish those who were

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LA MIRADA’S YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAM STAFF REPORT The City of La Mirada kicked off the Youth in Government Program on October 22. Twenty La Mirada High School students are participating in this year’s program to learn about local government, develop leadership skills, and take part in community programs and events. Over the next four months, the students will serve in the roles of City Councilmembers and a variety of staff positions to gain an understanding of the functions of those positions and public service. Throughout the program, students will prepare presentations on ideas for City services and programs to present to the City Council. In previous years, Youth in Government students have proposed projects which were approved by the City Council, including the College Banner Program, which recognizes high school seniors pursuing a higher education. “This program provides a great opportunity for students to get involved,” says Community Services Director Oliver Osuna. “Students learn about local government and develop valuable career skills including public speaking and writing.”

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Continued from page 1 former military service person was called up on stage with that family member. If the loved one was not able to be present, the name of the service person and the student were still called. “We wanted those families who have given up so much of their time to be recognized in a patriotic fashion” added Gallegos. Veteran and Dulles teacher Mike Craddock lead the school in the pledge of allegiance and reminded everyone in attendance what the flag actually stands for. Craddock also explained why the flag stands for liberty, the many lives that were lost throughout history defending the flag and how it still stands for the freedom of choice even for those who would disrespect it. Dulles students Danica and Kendal sang the national anthem The Star Spangled Banner. “We were all reminded that just as our flag is a symbol of freedom

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so too is our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner,” added Gallegos. The Master of Ceremony for the day was not only a parent, but also a Veteran, ‘Rocky’ Rodriguez. He shared that Veteran's Day is a day when we give thanks to people who served, “This is a day we set aside so Americans do not forget the sacrifices of so many those who served in the military, and the liberties we have today because of them,” noted Rodriquez. Each student who was related to a Veteran was recognized and called to the front of the stage. The entire school saluted them with an overwhelming applause and huge ‘thank you’. Teachers Nancy Reeves and Anne Honeybourne had practiced for days with their classes in order to perform a rendition of This Land is Your Land. The children were enthusiastic in voice, acting out the words in movements and gestures. Dulles Dolphins and staff did a great job of honoring our military men and women for their service, courage and sacrifice.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. CA-19-862356-RY Order No.: 190929075-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/4/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GAETANO J. CORVINO AND, MARTHA ELIZABETH CORVINO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/7/2007 as Instrument No. 20072685617 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/2/2020 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $403,627.28 The purported property address is: 14825 ESCALONA RD, LA MIRADA, CA 90638 Assessor's Parcel No.: 8087-024-004 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 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-862356-RY. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser's sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary's Agent, or the Beneficiary'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 holders right's against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19-862356-RY IDSPub #0157870 11/15/2019 11/22/2019 11/29/2019

CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Planning Commission of the City of Artesia will hold the Regular Planning Commission Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 6:00 p.m. on November 19, 2019, to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following item: Case No. 2019-35

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: HENRY C. INGERSOLL CASE NO. 19STPB10191 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of HENRY C. INGERSOLL. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SHARON LEE BOWMAN in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that SHARON LEE BOWMAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (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: 11/27/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 9 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 L. WALKER - SBN 166878 ATTORNEY AT LAW, INC. P O BOX 2360 FAIR OAKS CA 95628 11/8, 11/15, 11/22/19 CNS-3310800# LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER

CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Planning Commission of the City of Artesia will hold the Regular Planning Commission Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 6:00 p.m. on November 19, 2019, to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following item: Case No. 2019-32

Conditional Use Permit 18616 Seine Avenue

Holy Family Catholic Church, 18708 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, CA 90701 A request for approval of a Conditional Use Permit to allow the property at 18616 Seine Avenue to be used for church purposes by Holy Family Catholic Church and Fatima School. This project is categorically exempt pursuant to Article 19, Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines. Resolution No. 2019-26P If you challenge any of these proposals in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Artesia Planning Commission at or prior to the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matters listed above. PUBLISHED: November 8, 2019

Ernesto Sanchez Interim Planning Manager

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 11/8/19 CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Planning Commission of the City of Artesia will hold the Regular Planning Commission Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 6:00 p.m. on November 19, 2019, to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following item: Case No. 2019-11

Variance 17916 Thornlake Avenue

Joseph Shih, 4215 Hermitage Dr., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745 A request for approval of an application for a Variance from the requirements of Artesia Municipal Code Section 9-2.2805(m)(1) to allow a roof slope of less than 3/12 for an existing building on real property located at 17916 Thornlake Avenue in the Single Family Residential (R-1) Zone, and making a determination of Class 1 categorical exemption under CEQA. Resolution No. 2019-11P If you challenge any of these proposals in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Artesia Planning Commission at or prior to the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matters listed above. PUBLISHED: November 8, 2019

Ernesto Sanchez Interim Planning Manager

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Design Review 18721 Arline Avenue

Venkatesh Koka, 18760 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701 A request for approval of a Design Review to allow the development of a new four (4) unit apartment complex located at 18721 Arline Avenue, in the Multiple Family Residential (M-R) zone district, and making a determination of a Class 1, Categorical Exemption from (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15301 Resolution No. 2019-27P If you challenge any of these proposals in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Artesia Planning Commission at or prior to the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matters listed above. PUBLISHED: November 8, 2019

NOVEMBER 8, 2019

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. CA-19-863223-JB Order No.: 190964315-CA-VOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/28/2006. 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 state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): EVELYN F. CARALE, A WIDOW Recorded: 7/11/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1520450 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/3/2019 at 10:00 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: $78,848.52 The purported property address is: 11821 JACKSON ST #102, CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessor's Parcel No.: 7055-024-039 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 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-863223-JB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser's sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary's Agent, or the Beneficiary'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 holders right's against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-19863223-JB IDSPub #0157525 11/1/2019 11/8/2019 11/15/2019 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JAY MYUNG SIM CASE NO. 19STPB09834 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JAY MYUNG SIM. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JAE SUK SIM in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JAE SUK SIM 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: 11/15/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 4 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. 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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. 19-20339-SP-CA Title No. 190811040-CA-VOI A.P.N. 7055-011-025 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/21/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier's check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), 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; 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 in an "as is" condition, 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. Trustor: Abbas Ali Rahimian, a married man as his sole and separate property Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation Recorded 03/29/2007 as Instrument No. 20070734833 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 11/21/2019 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, Vineyard Ballroom, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $838,364.60 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 12131 Camino Valencia, Cerritos, CA 90703 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. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded. 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 800-280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp. com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 19-20339-SP-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. Date: 10/25/2019 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany and Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 820 San Diego, CA 92108 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line 800-280-2832; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com Rachael Hamilton, Trustee Sales Representative A-4708894 11/01/2019, 11/08/2019, 11/15/2019

Notice is hereby given that Extra Space Storage will sell at public auction at the storage facility listed below, to satisfy the lien of the owner, personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at location indicated: 10753 Artesia Blvd. Cerritos, Ca. 90703, 562-299-8749 on 11/20/19 at 4:00PM Maria Garcia Household items, Elizabeth Pena Household items, Kenneth Carter Household items, Chrisol Williams Household items, Danny Andrews Household items, Mohogany Vasquez Household items, Paul Kiefer Household items, Smith Damion Household items, Brady Kathryn Household items, Paul Kiefer Household items, Roger Navarro Household items, Embedded Systems Consulting LLC Misc. Papers, Rosheena J. Morris-Barnes Washer/dryer, Refridge, Bedroom set, etc, James Williams Household items, Manolita Adea Household items, Marquitta Mone Household items, Alejandro Cazares Household items, fridge and couch, Alfonso Guerrero Household Goods, Larry Cobb Household items, David J Arellano Household items, Gardner Cowone Household items, Deanna Witt Beds, furniture, boxes of clothes, Deanna Witt Household items, Randy Mendoza Table, boxes, Household items, Lakisha Robinson Clothes, Karmen Rainey Household items, Carol Adams, Household appliances. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. Published at LCCN 11/ and 11/8/19

Notice of Self Storage Sale Please take notice US Storage Centers - Commerce – Olympic located at 5415 E. Olympic Blvd. Commerce CA 90022 intends to hold an auction to sell the goods stored by the following tenants at the storage facility. The sale will occur as an online auction via www.storageauctions.net on 11/21/2019 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Nidia Portugal; Amelia Uvaldo Maldonado; Adilene Carrillo; Wendy De Lara Perez; Luis Romero; Claudia Leticia Juarez; Lizett Romero; Valerie Ceballos Torres; Jose Magnilio Martinez Perez; Andrew Francisco Lopez; Carlos Amilcar Castillo; David Hernandez Miranda; David Trujillo; Felix Bryan Lopez Ramos; Daniela Hernandez; Gloria Carrillo. All property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 11/1 and 11/8/19 Notice of Self Storage Sale

NOTICE Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indi-cated: 17701 Ibbetson Ave Bellflower, CA 90706. 11/20/2019 at 3:00 PM. Daija Temple, kids car bikes dog gates; Lisa Dawn Ralston, household items; Kri Shanna Ward, boxes, clothes, toys, small electronics; William Mcgrew, totes, clothes; Sherri Schock, clothes. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. CN965507 11-20-19 Nov 1,8, 2019 NOTICE OF ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Commerce on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, for the following Officers and Measure(s): For (2) Members of the City Council

(Full term of four years)

If no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by § 10229, Elections Code of the State of California.

Please take notice US Storage Centers – Cerritos located at 16015 Piuma Ave. Cerritos, CA 90703 intends to hold an auction to sell the goods stored by the following tenants at the storage facility. The sale will occur as an online auction via www.usstoragecenters.com/auctions on 11/21/2019 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Irma Leticia Romo Angel; Robert Allen Marks; Brian Lee Cox; Erzsi Dusek; Honsy Abdelhamid; Katherine Camille Harris; Ana Isabel Ramirez; Belinda Jo Cisneros; Jason C Sterling. All property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 11/1 and 11/8/19

NOTIFICACIÓN DE LA ELECCIÓN POR LA PRESENTE SE DA AVISO de que se habrá de llevar a cabo una Elección Municipal General en la Ciudad de Commerce, el martes, 3 de Marzo, de 2020, para los siguientes Funcionarios y Medida(s): Para (2) Miembros del Concejo Municipal

(Periodo completo de cuatro años)

Si no se nomina a nadie o solamente a una persona para un cargo electivo, se puede realizar el nombramiento al cargo elegido según lo prescrito por la §10229 del Código Electoral del Estado de California. Los centros electorales estarán abiertos entre las 7:00 a.m. y 8:00 p.m.

The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

_________________________________ Lena Shumway, Secretaria Municipal

________________________________________ Lena Shumway, City Clerk

Fechada: 28 de octubre, 2019

Dated: October 28, 2019

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Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 11/1/19

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