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Twelfth annual Festival of Friendship Hawaiian Gardens Council approves held at Los Cerritos Center loan with SCE on energy project By Jerry Bernstein
THE WEBSITE WILL GIVE 10% OF ITS’ SALES BACK TO LOCAL CHARITIES. Your City Coupons.net (YCC), a subsidiary of LCCN and an online coupon retailer for four years, is set to relaunch its’ new site this coming Monday January 14. Grabbing hold of this new emerging market, YCC will send an email to its’ online audience offering deep discounts on a local product or service, but with a twist; YCC will give a whopping 10% of its’ sales back to charities who sign up. “Obviously the internet has presented many challenges to the newspaper industry”, says Brian Hews, publisher of LCCN, “but now there is a risk-free way to provide a winwin for everyone involved, the charities, the merchant, and local consumers.” YCC will offer deals such as $30 worth of food for $15, a $50 spa treatment for $25, and even a whale-watching trip worth $60 for $29. Consumers go online, designate their favorite charity and purchase the coupon. When the coupon closes-typically in two to three days-YCC will total up the sales and give 10% back to all charities who were chosen during the purchase. Community-based website Unlike the larger national coupon websites, YCC is a local community-based website serving Cerritos, Artesia, Norwalk, La Palma, E. Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens and surrounding communities “It is a great way for companies to connect to the local [See YOUR CITY Page 12]
Children from the Liberty Park Tot Lot perform for their parents and city officials at the festival. More pictures on page 8. and dances of their native cultures. In addition, a children’s By Jerry Bernstein arts and crafts area was set up The 12th annual Festival in front of the Nordstrom stage of Friendship, sponsored by with the youngsters were givthe Cerritos Let Freedom Ring en instructions how to make a Committee in conjunction with guitar using California Pizza the Los Cerritos Center was boxes. Cerritos Mayor Joseph Cho held Feb. 5 at the Center affording the community with welcomed those present and a unique opportunity to learn said Cerritos is a city of diverabout the City’s rich diversity. A sity. A city its residents can be variety of acts were performed proud of. Girl Scout Troop 1423 by local community groups on gave the pledge of Allegiance three stages in the mall and in- and Sascha Elegino sang the cluded an assortment of ethnic national anthem.
Cerritos candidates meet in second forum
Members of the Artesia-Cerritos Woman’s Club, sponsors of the second Cerritos council candidates forum, gather together following the end of the forum Feb. 1 in the city council chambers. President Nancy Sousa opened the forum with a warm welcome to the candidates and members in the audience. Gail Grossman was the moderator. The candidates answered written questions from the audience. Story on page 13.
The Hawaiian Gardens City Council at its Feb 8 meeting, in a 3-1 vote, approved a loan with Southern California Edison Company in the amount of $250,000 with no interest to complete an upgrade of the city’s energy efficiency and related improvements to city facilities. At the same time the council approved a budget adjustment in the amount of $288,200 from the General Fund and authorized the Finance Director to transfer the funds to the project. Councilmember Reynaldo Rodriguez objected to the agreement on the grounds it was too costly. He asked why some of the work couldn’t be done in-house and questioned why staff hadn’t reviewed the existing contract covering the city’s computers that he said included making the computers more energy friendly and would have been done at no cost under the existing contract. He said in this time of economic stress, he didn’t feel the city should be allocating this amount of money now for a project that could have waited. Councilmember Barry Bruce agreed but said he would vote for the agreement because a contract had previously been signed. The city had earlier applied for a grant involving the State but the application was not approved due to the lack of funds by the State. Bruce said before staff makes a recommendation to the council on the hiring of consultants there needs to be a review on whether they are needed. Bruce suggested an ad hoc committee be established to make recommendations to the city administrator before a consultant is hired, especially for a major project. He said he understands the city will need to hire
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and her sisters. Ed and Celeste were married in 1978. First living in Huntington Beach, they eventually moved to Solvang in 1979. Two years later they had their first child, a daughter named Tiffany. Celeste became a stay-at-home mom By Brian Hews and evolved into an accomplished cook. Celeste Hews, wife of Edward Hews, Not wanting to give her kids store bought passed away peacefully at her home in vegetables, she began dabbling in vegetaPasadena after a long battle with ALS, ble gardening. Within two years she had cultivated a very large and diverse garshe was fifty-four years old. den, taking much Born to Doug of the land around and Billy Ruth Bothe house. Nobody net, Celeste grew ever left her house up in what was at without a huge bag the time the small of fresh vegetables. town of Tustin, Ca. Celeste’s Zucchini Going through eleRelish and other mentary and middle canned vegetables school with high became a hit with honors, she went on the entire family. to attend Foothill In December of High School, where 1991, Celeste gave in her Junior year birth to her second she met her future child and named husband Ed Hews. him after her dad They were “the Doug. couple” of FootDue to the death hill High, Ed with of Ed’s dad Art in his long hair and 1994, the family “groovy” dodge moved back down van (complete with to San Marino, flames) and Celeste eventually settling with beauty that Celeste Hews in Pasadena. A would stop a clock. Celeste’s father, Doug, was an accom- special celebration will take place Satplished Navy pilot in WWII and went on urday, February 12 in Pasadena. Celeste to fly for what was then TWA. Back in is survived by her husband Ed, daughter those days if your father was a pilot you Tiffany, son Doug, grandson Grant, siscould virtually fly free to wherever you ter Adrian, and stepsisters Debbie and wanted and Celeste did just that. She al- Cindy. Cards and flowers can be sent to ways came back with souvenirs from her 8424 Sunnyslope Dr. San Gabriel, Ca., travels, which she gladly gave out to Ed 91775. There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. Posted on Celeste children's Facebook page.
Soroptimists put final touches on Monte Carlo By Dr. Annalisa Fernando-Langit The Artesia-Cerritos Chapter of Soroptimists International is making final preparations for their annual Monte Carlo fundraiser scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 7-11 p.m at the Cerritos Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $65 per person and includes a buffet dinner catered by Turnip Rose, casino style gaming, and prizes. This year, the Soroptimists are excited to be having its first Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, in which the winner of the event will be awarded a big screen television. Monte Carlo Chair, Christina Alosi, said the event is turning out to be our biggest event ever, thanks to the generous donations of businesses and organizations local and worldwide. Along with the food and gaming, the evening will be filled with door prizes, gaming prizes and raffle prizes as well as Limited 200 raffle tickets and the Opportunity Drawing where winners need not be present. Some of the fabulous prizes include: VIP tickets to “Dancing With The Stars” and “Live! With Regis & Kelly,” stays at resorts, tickets to sporting events, winery tours and tastings, theatre tickets, restaurant gift cards, a gift card tree valued at more than $700, and much more. “We all get so excited as we see various prizes coming in from across the country,“ said Soroptimist Co-President Kathy Lovell, “but we are especially appreciative of local businesses who donate because they know the causes we support. Businesses like the City of Cerritos, the City of Artesia, Cerritos Optimist Club, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, LA County Supervisor
Don Knabe, Wal-Mart of Cerritos, Dr. Tae S. Kim, Dr. Terrisa Ha, Bob and Marianne Hughlett, and Fidelity Hearing Center have been generous sponsors of our event. Art venues in La Mirada, Long Beach and Los Angeles have donated theater and museum passes. Many local restaurants also recognize the type of work we do in the community and donate to us even in these tough economic times.” “We are blessed to have so many generous donations from local businesses and organizations,” explained Soroptimist Co-President, Lou Kaku. “These donations will be used to raise money for local charities such as Su Casa and the Community Family Guidance Center as well as scholarships for local women going back to school so they can better support their families.” “We are so looking forward to this big night which is themed, An Evening In Casablanca,” Monte Carlo Chair Christina Alosi stated. “We still need lots of people to come out and enjoy the food and fun with the knowledge that all the money raised goes to a good cause.” Opportunity Tickets, Limited 200 tickets and event tickets can still be obtained by calling Ursula Piotrowski (562 400 7438) or Annalisa Fernando (619 316 1978).
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Cerritos candidates statements Election campaigns are always interesting in that we get to learn how others perceive our City, and share ideas on how to improve it. Bruce Barrows Challengers to incumbents need to persuade voters on why change is important and how their experience (or lack thereof) will better serve the city. Incumbents, like me, need to point to their experience and ability to run/oversee the city successfully. Additionally, it’s important to look at prior campaign promises and determine whether or not promises were kept. For instance, 4 years ago my goals were: Lower crime rate and improve security – promise kept. This is an area I will continue to focus on. (visit safercerritos. com to see charts) I promised to safeguard and improve our city’s financial resources and maintain a balanced budget. Promise kept. We all know how radically the economy has changed during this four year period. Although some candidates want you to think the worse, it’s difficult to ignore the facts. The facts are, I immediately pushed to get new development and new sales tax dollars into Cerritos. Part of this was the effort involving our Redevelopment Agency to initiate the new construction at our Cerritos Mall, resulted in the addition of the new Forever 21, Nordstrom and Apple, and others. Falling tax revenues, especially from the Automotive car sales resulted in a drop in revenues to the City. Contrary to some wild accusations by the challengers that expenses are up, the facts show that our budget has been reduced by over 11% totaling almost $18 Million in the last 4 years. Net result, we have balanced
budgets every year. The exaggerated claims of the council and of our senior staff salaries are easy to verify. The state requires each city to post our earnings on the City’s web site. For transparency, we chose to post Box 5 of the W-2 s. The council’s pay is about $14,429.90. To verify visit www. ci.cerritos.us . Additionally, council did vote to reduce it’s pay by 10% during this past term. The Council voted to reduce its travel budget by 45%. Travel to influence bills and other legislation has not happened this year as there hasn’t been a bill that we thought would benefit from our personal appearance. Travel out of the country? Our council, to my knowledge, has never traveled out of country using city funds. In conclusion, be aware of campaign promises. Our city is well managed, by employees who care deeply about the job they do. Our Council and our staff have instituted no reductions in programs, whether it’s the parks, library and other services to our residents. We need to be vigilant in within our financial means and that demands we work to control and reverse the bad decisions in Sacramento that led to the huge deficit they created. I promise to continue to work continuously to improve our city and maintain our financial stability. Please vote for Bruce Barrows, 3rd on your ballot, www.reelectbrucebarrows.com
The vast majority of candidates running for city council would agree that water and paved roads are the most important services that the city provides its residents. I too agree with
that, but I would also add to Parks and Recreation as a service that is equally important. The health and well being of Cerritos residents is very important to me. Physical activities is an important part of a healthy and balanced life, which is why in 2007, not long after I got elected, I pushed to have walking trails installed in more neighborhood parks throughout the city. In visiting and surveying the neighborhood parks throughout the city, I noticed that the parks that have walking trails were utilized much more than parks that didn't. I wanted residents who live around parks that did not have walking trails to have the same opportunities to exercise as residents living near parks with walking trails. Last year, a resident approached me to complain that one of two elliptical machines at the gym at Cerritos Park East was removed and never replaced. When I inquired at city hall about this issue, I was told that the machine broke down and there were no plans to replace it. I then started asking some tough questions, and soon enough a new elliptical machine was installed at the CPE gym. Last year I voted to create more bike trails throughout the city. Bike trails have a dual benefit: First and foremost, they encourage more physical activity. In addition to that, they also encourage a reduction of greenhouse emissions by leaving the car behind for short trips within the city. I embrace my commitment to health and well being in my personal life. A few years ago I joined the Cerritos Easy Runners Club, and I jog almost every day. In 2009 I completed a half marathon for the first time in my life, and last year I completed two full marathons: the Los Angeles Marathon and the Long
Beach Marathon. In my 4 years on the council I have always placed Cerritos residents at the top of my priority list. Now, as I run for reelection, I need your help. On March 8, please vote to reelect Mayor Joseph Cho. Joseph Cho firstname.lastname@example.org 562-547-4434 I have over many years advocated for; Senior Services/ Dial-A-Ride, Better City Maintenance in EVERY corner of Cerritos, ‘West Side’ Chris Fuentes Parity (we make the lion’s share of our city income and should have better maintenance afforded City Hall/Civic Center), Increased Tree Pruning and a REASONABLE tree program, Transparency/Accountability at City Hall, Treating residents who have issues with the city with the RESPECT they are entitled to, Enhanced Adaptive Special-Needs Recreation Programs, Allowing League Participation for Youth Sports Programs, FREE City Sports Lighting, Updated Environmental Policies including dealing with Noise Pollution Issues on Heavy Traffic Arterial Streets like Shoemaker Ave. (Residents proved that the city had used the SAME Environmental Impact Report for every Towne Center project for 25 Years!), Fixing Arterial Walls without foisting costs on Residents, Online Parking Passes, Updating the City Charter (the only change in our history was the Term Limits Amendment that I was an Original Proponent of), Cutting Waste and Reining In Administrative Costs, Returning Our City Council
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to an UNPAID board of Public Service not a PAID ($3,500 per month EACH) political platform of Self Service. I Oppose; Career Politicians’ Cronyism, Political Posturing and flagrant use of City Meetings and Events as a platform for their Political/ Special Interest Agendas, I Oppose the ‘Mag Lev’ High Speed Rail fantasy of ONE Councilmember, this boondoggle is NOT Supported by State Rail Authorities, MTA or OCTD a pipedream/budget drain on local cities for years, I Oppose Selling off excess Magnolia Power then charging our youth sports teams for lighting, I Oppose Runaway Overcompensation of Executive City Management (Our City Manager makes over $500,000 a year in Wages, Benefits and Retirement), Bloated City Management (We Don’t need TWO Assistant City Managers), Interfering in Foreign Governmental Politics, Conflict of Interest on the City Council, No-Bid City Contracts, I Oppose Redevelopment Scams, Multi Million Dollar Annual Losses at the Performing Arts Center are UNACCEPTABLE! I care about our city, for 43 years I have lived in and loved Cerritos. I pledge to be a voice for residents who is “Always At Your Service”. www.chris4cerritos.com My name is Grace Hu. I have been a resident of Cerritos for 35 years. In 1992, I was first elected to the city council and served for eight years and 11 months. In 1995 Grace Hu and 2000, I served as the mayor. When I was on the city council, I vigorously opposed new taxes and tax increases. Today, the city has no property tax, no utility users fees, no library access fees and a lot of services are still free to our residents. During the years that I served on the council, I voted for the following projects to enhance the city: Sheriff’s Station, Towne Center, Senior Center, three Senior Housing developments, 91 Freeway Overpass at Shoemaker, expansion of the Cerritos Library, gymnasiums and sports facilities for Cerritos, Gahr and Whitney High Schools, and renovations of our major Parks, including CPE, Heritage & Liberty. After I finished the council terms in 2001, I worked hard on my business, gained more financial experiences and achieved success. However, lately the country's overall economic crisis has inevitably involved our city. The city's revenue has dramatically declined and the expenses continue. The City of Cerritos is now facing financial challenges. I decided to run again this year because I believe with my business expertise and my governmental experiences, I can help the city to meet these new challenges. I intend to be a leading force to increase city revenue, attract new businesses and prudently monitor our expenditures. I am honored to have the endorsements of our eight former mayors: the honorable Alex Beanum, Paul Bowlen, John Crawley, Ann Joynt, Don Knabe, Diana Needham, Barry Rabbitt and Bob Witt. All of them served our city diligently during their terms and beyond. Without their efforts, we would not have our city as it is today. I promise that I will follow their steps and continuously provide our residents a beautiful city to live in, our students a safe environment to receive their education, our seniors a comfortable community to enjoy their lives and our business partners a friendly space to develop. On March 8, 2011, please vote for me. I will not disappoint you. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you again. Respectfully, Grace Hu
I am Harshad Mody migrated from India in 1974. I moved with my wife Bharati and two boys in 1991. Our principal motive to move in Cerritos was A BEST Harshod Mody SCHOOL system. We have wonder full life here in Cerritos. I am turning 65 Years in age and looking forward to spent Retired life. I have gain so much from our Community so I thought I should pay back to Community by becoming "PUBLIC SERVANT". So I am standing for City Council Member. I am proud of our City and lots of well being of our Community. Yes, We are at verge of financial crisis and Whole world is. I am looking forward to serve City with my enterprisingly ability and stop wastage of finance with different outlook. I want to see City is self standing financially by avoiding bleeding our system. You all know very well that our CPAC is not doing financially very well and We keep pouring money at rate of $8,000.00+ per day which totaled to $ 3 millions per year. In last four years or since We built CPAC no one has done nothing but let money go. I want to see and act upon to stop bleeding that money. I do believe that Center can not make PROFIT but We have to see We make CPAC is Self sufficient. As a elected member of City Council my priority is to REVISIT each and every dollar spent wisely in respected manner. We want to keep our City GREEN foe ever so I will not hesitate to accept modern technology. There are other departments are there where We need major changes. We need changes in our outlook, Management and their attitude towards spending Public Money. I will do my BEST to not to violate trust you have invested in me. As your Council member I will have HONESTY on my lips, Integrity in Heart and Dedication in my performance. Respectfully, I ask your vote HARSHAD MODY - #5 on ballot paper on March 08, 2011. Harshad Mody
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graded, but the playground equipment where parents and grandparents take smaller kids to play needs improvement. The playground equipment at Cerritos Park East is also showing signs of age. I will make it a priority to keep our parks well-maintained and at the high level of quality that Cerritos residents expect. As an ABC School Board member, I supported the allocation of $1 million to upgrade the playground equipment at all 19 elementary schools in the district. The City of Cerritos must show the same commitment. We should make improvements that ensure our playgrounds are universallyaccessible, so that our children of all ability levels can enjoy the parks. This includes replacing the sand around some of the playground equipment with the soft rubber-foam ground cover, like at Liberty Park. As your councilmember, I will work to make sure we maximize our limited resources to put our neighborhoods and parks first. I want to be your voice in City Hall, providing accessible and accountable leadership. For more information, please visit my website www.markpulido.com or email me at email@example.com.
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Dear Cerritos residents: The Cerritos City Council election is just around the corner on March 8, 2011. I appeal you to vote for me on this day. I am first on Kiran Rami the ballot. As I am walking the precincts and talking to residents, I am getting a very positive response from people. They are sharing their concerns and issues regarding the city. I am glad that I am visiting the residents on a daily basis from 9am to 7pm. I still have to visit thousands of households and I am trying my best to visit each one of them. If I miss visiting you for any unavoidable reasons, please use this letter as a reminder to keep me in your mind for voting. My mission for our city is to prioritize safety of our residents, business owners and children around schools. As I said residents are concerned about recent increase in break-ins in our city. Business
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Throughout my campaign, I have talked about what makes Cerritos a great city – it is our neighborhoods, our schools and our parks. Mark Pulido Unfortunately, this fact sometimes gets forgotten at City Hall. It is commendable that Cerritos is considered the most business-friendly city, and the public showpieces throughout the city are impressive. But when times are tough, and we must make the most out of limited resources, we must get back to basics and focus on the priorities that are most important – the safety and quality of life of the residents who live here. Growing up in Cerritos, I remember vividly the pleasure of going to nearby Cerritos Park East or playing CerritosArtesia Little League at our local parks. Now, as my wife, Gloria, and I are raising our family, we want the same experience for our kids – to enjoy a safe and well-maintained park. As I talk to residents throughout the city, I hear that they want good parks to take their children or grandchildren to play. Unfortunately, some of our parks are starting to show their age, while the City has reduced its Parks Division budget by $276,290 or 5.18% this year (Source: Cerritos Budget 2010-2011). The island at Heritage Park was up-
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Part I felony investigations conducted by members of the Cerritos Sheriffâ€™s Station increased from seventeen the previous reporting period to twenty-five for last week. All categories in this report increased with the exception of robberies, which remained the same. Calls for service went down from 254 to 230. Field units are currently handling an average of 258 calls for service in 2011. An attempted robbery was investigated on Monday January 31 at 1:45 p.m. after a lone male suspect attempted to wrestle away a bank deposit bag from the victim in the 12200 block of Artesia Boulevard. The suspect fled without any property. Residential burglaries increased from two to six last week. Open/unlocked doors or
Man on the Street: Redevelopment Agencies? By Raakin Hossain The State of California's budget deficit is currently $25.4 billion. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had taken $2 billion over a period of two years, but current Governor Jerry Brown has proposed on taking it to an all new level of abolishing redevelopment agencies all together. This proposition is intended to save the state $1.7 billion. Governor Brown said his plan would provide more authority to local governments. However, the money which was initially to be for the redevelopment agencies are planned for distribution to school districts, counties, and primarily the state. Redevelopment agencies receive their income from property tax revenue. This is used to provide low-income housing, reproducing run-down neighborhoods, and other communal projects. â€œI wouldn't trust the state. I understand we are in a budget deficit. We all have to make the sacrifices. I'd hate to see the funds go to the state as it does direct good to us,â€? says Kasey Egelus, a resident of Cerritos. â€œAn alternate solution would be to cut the salaries of the councilmen and other legislatures.â€? â€œWe hear a lot about government conspiracies so it's better for us to keep the money and do it on our own,â€? says Christopher Hernandez. â€œI think we should keep the money for the schools. Anything for education is not wasting
www.loscerritosnews.net windows were involved four cases, and two were shattered windows. Thirty boxes of shoes, jewelry, and a flood light were taken. The new 2011 weekly average in residential burglaries is 4.5. Burglars look for the easiest and most quiet way to enter homes. While we have experienced some unusual window smashes lately, the most popular method is still locating an open or unlocked door or window, or prying open a sliding glass door or window. Make sure that you conduct the â€œexit checkâ€? by looking at all doors and windows before you leave the residence. Close them and lock them. If you do not already have them, install locking pins to keep the window tightly against the frame. This makes prying almost impossible. Two commercial burglaries and one â€œother structure burglaryâ€? were reported last week. Tools were stolen from a detached garage and two closed businesses were targeted after the front windows
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were smashed. Cash and a cash register were taken in those crimes. The 2011 weekly average in â€œother structureâ€?/commercial burglaries is now 3.5. Vehicle burglaries rose from six cases to nine last week. Nine of the crimes occurred in high-volume commercial parking lots, and six were SUVs. One GPS unit and a stereo system were stolen along with third-row seats (from SUVs) ammunition, bicycles, purses, wallets, a guitar, backpacks, computers, MP3 players, and cell phones. The new 2011 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 6.5. All of the items stolen were in passenger compartments, visible, and made easily available to the thieves. Vehicle burglars do not honor a quarter inch of glass left to protect these stolen items, as five windows were smashed last week. Do not leave anything in the passenger compartment of your vehicles. It takes less than five seconds for someone to smash the window, reach
in and grab your property, and to be on their way. Vehicle thefts increased from two to three last week. All three vehicles were in high-volume commercial parking lots. Two SUVs and a Toyota were taken. The 2011 weekly average in vehicle thefts is now 2.5. Using a steering wheel locking device will offer a good visible deterrent to the would-be thief. While there have been cases reported where the steering wheel is cut to allow the theft, these are very few in numbers. These devices are inexpensive and let the car thief know that more work will be required to take your vehicle. There are many more in a parking lot for the criminal to target that are not equipped with a locking device.
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Lewis caps off Norwalk’s big fourth quarter rally with game winning basket By Loren Kopff It was the biggest shot that Norwalk senior Cammie Lewis had taken anywhere, anytime but it was one that sent the Lancers to the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section playoffs for the third straight season. With three seconds remaining against visiting Cerritos last Friday night, Lewis scored on a jumper to give Norwalk a thrilling 62-60 victory. The Lancers were trailing by 17 points with 10:20 remaining in the game and held the Dons to one field goal over the final 4:05 of the game, which at the time, Cerritos was still leading 59-49. But Norwalk missed two shots in eight attempts down the stretch. “We just had to keep playing and not give up,” Lewis said. “We’ve been through that before. The last time we played them, we had to come back and let it go at the end.” Lewis was held to seven points in the first half and took only four shots. But he erupted for 15 points in the second half on seven of 10 shooting from the field to finish with a season-high 22 points. When asked what the difference between the two halves was, Cerritos head coach Jonathan Watanabe summed it up in two wordsCammie Lewis. “We couldn’t stop Cammie Lewis,” Watanabe said. “And [senior] Manuel [Castaneda] hit some shots but really, it was Cammie draining everything for them.
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Our game plan was perfect in the first half. grabbed nine rebounds. Wright led the We got the ball out of Cammie’s hand. In Dons with 16 points while Fulton and Kim the second half, we didn’t do a very good each pitched in with a dozen points. job of it.” “You don’t want to lose any game,” WaCerritos (14-12 overall, 7-4 in the Sub- tanabe said. “We don’t come here to lose. urban league) was off and running in the We’re coming here to win every game. It first quarter, bolting out to a 22-10 lead doesn’t matter which game it is.” on the strength of four three-pointers and Cerritos, which can do no worse than tie was shooting 50 percent from the field. for second place in the Suburban League, Norwalk scored the first six points of the lost to league champion Mayfair 62-56 this second quarter but the Dons kept the Lanc- past Tuesday night as Wright led the team ers from cutting into that lead anymore and with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Fulwould go into the locker room with a 35- ton added another 13 points. Nnoli again 24 advantage. Cerritos seniors Phillip Kim had 11 rebounds. Norwalk clinched at least and Aaron Wright each scored 10 points in third place following a 61-59 victory at La the half with Kim going three of five from Mirada as Lewis and Castaneda scored 19 downtown. But he picked up his third foul and 16 points respectively. Norwalk is done with 4:39 left in the half, something that for the regular season while Cerritos hosts would plague the Dons in the second half. La Mirada tonight, hoping to claim second Meanwhile, Castaneda and Lewis each place all to itself. Last season, the Dons had seven points in the first half and the finished in a tie for second place but under team shot 33 percent from the field. Watanabe’s watch, have never owned secCerritos turned to another component ond place outright. The Dons are also the to make sure it held on to its lead in the seventh ranked team in Division III-A. As third quarter, crashing the offensive glass for the Lancers, they will enter the postseahard. Four baskets in the stanza were put son with a 15-12 overall mark and 7-5 in back by their own players- two each from the league. senior Chimdi Nnoli and junior Terrence “We knew we controlled our own desFulton. The former would lead the Dons tiny to even get third place,” Webster said. with 11 boards along with 14 points while “We just had to win. If we win on Tuesday, senior Bryan Williams had 10 rebounds. I think we’ll nail down third.” “[Nnoli] had a huge game,” said Norwalk head coach Jim Webster. “We put difSUBURBAN LEAGUE GIRLS SOCCER ferent guys on him. [Norwalk junior] Terrance [Traylor] probably had a little better chance with him just having the height advantage. He dominated us on the boards the last time we played them and they still did today.” Cerritos was leading 50-33 after consecutive assists from Williams led to baskets By Loren Kopff from Fulton and Wright. Then the Lancers LAKEWOOD-With several players made their big comeback. They ended the battling health issues, Cerritos girls soccer third quarter on an 8-1 run. Then with 5:00 head coach Victoria Lathrop saw her team left in the game, Nnoli had another offenThis is Your Ad Proof have a bad practice this past Monday. But sive put back to give Cerritos a 57-47 lead. This is Your Ad Proof 24 hours later, the Lady Dons looked like a The visitors still had a five-point lead forwiththeteam Los Cerritos that was ready for the upcoming Cali67 seconds remaining but Castaneda a for thehitLos Cerritos fornia Interscholastic Federation-Southern Community News three-pointer from the top of the key, then Community News playoffs. tied the contest with 34 seconds left. at yourSection Look adForcarefully. We have time since Feb. 3, 1998, at your ad carefully. the We first have “We were switchingLook defenses a lot… taken the time to build your ad to Mayfair, the the your Ladyad Dons defeated a perenthe time to build to the and they were making a taken lot of shots,” Webspecifications that were supplied by nial powerhouse of the Suburban League. specifications that were supplied by ster said. “We were missing some opportuyou. Please be sure that all the inforAnd it’s not just the final score of 4-0 that nities. 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ing 2-1 to a team that also has aspirations of winning its league, but the Lady Crusaders showed that they are ready for the playoffs. “It was definitely a tune-up for the playoffs,” Looney said. “Our league teams are not as tough as a team like Lakewood. So, going into this game, I told the girls this is what we’re going to see in the playoffs. It’s nothing but number one teams out of a league and number two teams.” The game, especially in the first half, was completely dominated by the second place foe out of the Moore League as Lakewood took 14 shots against senior goalkeeper Kaydee Crossen before halftime and another 10 off of junior goalie Rebekah Ramos in the other 40 minutes. Those two combined for seven saves. Offensively, V.C. got off only shot in the first half, that coming from sophomore defender Madison Mire in the 36th minute. With the game scoreless at the half, the Lady Crusaders (12-7-3) came out strong in the second half and got somewhat of a fluke goal in the 43rd minute. Senior midfielder Natalie Lara fed a pass to junior midfielder Deanna Vander Meer who barely got the ball inside the right post when many thought it would go off to the side. It would be one of only two second half shots for the hosts. “I told the kids at halftime if we get any opportunities, just try to take advantage of it,” Looney said. “We weren’t going to get a whole lot of shots today. [Vander Meer] probably could have hit it one step sooner. It was a toe poke. I thought it was going out and I think their keeper thought it was going out too. It just snuck into that corner. We had momentum for about 10 minutes after that goal.” The Lancers quickly turned the momentum into their favor five minutes later when Ramos came out to make a sliding save to her left side of the penalty box which would eventually be cleared out by junior defender Courtney Santa Cruz. But,
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Lakewood got the equalizer from Priscilla Perez in the 52nd minute, then the game winner in the 63rd minute when Crystal Torres received a thrown in and headed in the tally. With five minutes remaining, Lara was looking to tie the contest but her indirect kick inside the penalty box hit the crossbar and bounced over. All seven losses have been outside the league with four being decided by one goal and four of the losses have been to teams currently ranked in the top 10 in their respective divisions (Flintridge Prep, Marymount, St. Margaret’s and South Torrance). The loss was also the first since a 2-1 setback to Montclair on Dec. 28 in the Ontario Christian Tournament which was decided on penalty kicks.“I knew a little bit that we probably would be playing some defense and they did well in that area tonight,” Looney said. “We couldn’t create a whole lot. I have a few injuries; both of my forwards now are hurt.” V.C. visited Whittier Christian this past Tuesday and came away with a 3-0 victory behind a pair of goals from Lara and one from junior defender Sarah Shibley. The Lady Crusaders hosted Village Christian on Feb. 10 and with a win or a tie, will crown themselves league champions.
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Southern California Edison is expected to invoice the city over a 10-year period monthly at $2,083.33. After the 10-year payoff to SCE, the city would realize a net gain of $106,994 for the next five years with the savings then expected to continue in perpetuity. In other business the council approved new parking restrictions on 226th Street from Juan Avenue to Horst Avenue. In a report to the council Community Development Director Joseph Colombo said the Public Safety Commission at its Jan. 19 meeting reviewed a petition submitted by residents on Dec. 21 requesting the city to remove the “No Parking Any Time” signs installed on the north side of 226 St. between Juan Avenue and Horst Avenue. Colombo said upon researching the placement of the signs, the City Engineer could find no record the council had authorized their placement. He said painted red curb exists on the south side of 226th St. between Juan Avenue and Joliet Avenue. Again no record could be found the council had authorized the red curbing. However, he said since a bridge was built over the Artesia-Norwalk channel red curbing might have been painted right after its completion, restricting parking or stopping on the bridge. He said the council at the request of the Hawaiian Garden Terrace Senior Apartments approved red curbing on the south side between Joliet Avenue and Ibex Avenue. The council voted to maintain red curbing on the north side of 226th Street between the Artesia-Norwalk Channel Bridge and on the south side of 226th Street between the channel and Joliet Avenue. The Council also voted to award an emergency construction contract in the amount of $54,220 to H.D.R. Construction Inc of Hawaiian Gardens to repair the existing shade and patio structure in the civic center between the administration building and the C-Robert Lee Gymnasium. Colombo said an inspection of the structure found extensive damage to the existing structure and some areas of water ponding on the roof. In addition there were areas where workers had stepped through the roof. He said the structure was built in the mid-1970’s when the civic center complex was completed. The structure covers the main pedestrian walkway between the two buildings.
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Cerritos candidates meet in second forum By Jerry Bernstein Candidates seeking election to the three Cerritos city council open seats Mar. 8 campaigned for votes Jan. 1 at the second candidate forum sponsored by the Artesia-Cerritos Woman’s Club. Questions included their position on selling the Performing Arts Center, council salaries, Governor Brown’s decision to close down Redevelopment Agencies, and Cerritos neighborhoods infrastructure. They were also asked about the unincorporated area on the west side of the city off 166th Street across from the Cerritos College parking lot. Kiran Rami, a first time candidate for city council said if elected she would bring a young mother’s perspective to the council. She said thus far the city has done very well for its residents. If elected her focus will be to continue on that path and to work with all the city departments to ensure its continuance. Unfortunately, she had to leave after her introductory remarks in order to teach an opening class at Long Beach City College where she is an instructor. She hoped residents would vote for her on Mar. 8, saying she was number one on the ballot. Former Mayor Grace Hu said she feels her past experience in city government and her business expertise could be helpful to Cerritos during the current recession and state financial crisis. Responding to the question about selling part of the Performing Art Center she said when she was on the council she voted for the Center. At that time we had approximately $4 or $5 million to promote it. She said it was felt the Center would bring more business to the city. Now times have changed and she would like to review all the programs involved with the Center before making a final decision. Harshad Mody , a resident of Cerritos since 1981, said he is looking forward to serving Cerritos. He said he was 65 year old, retired, and would be a full time councilmember. He said he was there to listen to the people and his
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of three, I would use common sense in spending the money for the vital needs of the city. Since this economic problem is going to stay for at least five to seven years, we need to cut our spending on unnecessary things. This will enable our city to be financially strong in rainy days. We also need to work on how to keep our money and use it for our city before the state takes it away. I need your support and vote in getting elected. When I am elected, I will be a fresh face in the city administration.
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doors will be open to everyone. Turning to the Performing Art Center he said we need somebody to look at the Center in detail. “We should be making money and he feels the city doesn’t have the right direction in running it. He also said he believes the city needs to pay more attention to the needs of the neighborhoods. Mayor Joseph Cho said many Cerritos residents are concerned about overgrown trees, broken sidewalks, and community safety. He said the city is in better shape than some of its neighbors but it is not immune from the state’s financial crisis and the national recession. He opposes the governor’s proposal to close all Redevelopment Agencies by July 1, stating it would hurt all cities. On the question of the Performing Arts Center he said for the past several years the city has made changes to reduce costs. He said their new director has proposed several ideas. He is not in favor of selling any part of the Center. Concerning the unincorporated area on the city’s west side, he said the area is not part of Cerritos but county. Mark Pulido said he was not in favor of selling the Performing Arts Center. He said it’s a magnet that attracts new business to the city, supports our youth and is the center of the Town Center. He asked who would benefit by doing so. Turning to what makes Cerritos a good place to live, he said it is its neighborhoods. It’s time to reinvest in our neighborhoods. This includes tree trimming, fixing broken sidewalks, and repairing potholes. Chris Fuentes said he believes there is a crisis developing. “We talk about the Redevelopment Agency going away. This is something we’ve known about for a long time. He critized the city for moving ahead with the Cuesta Villa project with ABC when it knew it didn’t have all the money on hand to fund it. He said the council and school board voted for it, and described it as a subversion of the redevelopment program. He said the Governor “wisely” put the breaks on it. He described the city administration as “very top heavy,” criticized salaries for top executives and management as excessive and accused the city of taking rank and file employees and putting them on a part time basis, with no
chance of becoming full time employees where they can earn benefits. He compared Cerritos with the city of Bell where a strong city manager and a rubber stamp council led he city down the road of corruption. Turning to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, he said he did not believe in selling it but favored a public-private partnership to run it. On the question of the Westside, he indicated the rest of the city receives service, but the only time the city listens to the Westside is during a city council election. Councilman Bruce Barrows said if re-elected he will continue his support to keep Cerritos a vibrant city and provide residents the high quality service they and the business community have come to expect from the city. He said in the coming months city will need
strong leadership. He stated during the past four years Cerritos has experienced economic growth. He cited the new Nordstrom Department Store, Forever 21 and Apple openings as examples of the city bringing in new business. He said the council and city administration is continually working to bring new business opportunities to Cerritos. Barrows is not favor of selling the Performing Arts Center, saying when it was first planned it was described as an economic engine that would bring new business to the city. He said it would be a big mistake to sell it. It benefits the entire community.” On the question of the unincorporated area off 166th Street Barrows said the city has no jurisdiction in that area. It is under Los Angeles County jurisdiction. It is a county island.
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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: MICHAEL NENADIC AND YOUNG AE KIRKPATRICK, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 01/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0214286 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 03/04/2011 at 10:30 A.M. Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $781,338.75 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 12431 RYAN LANE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 A.P.N.: 7054-017-018 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. 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On 3/4/2011 at 10:30 AM CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06/21/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 1358607 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Vilma Perkins, a single woman, as Trustor, JMortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc., (MERS), solely as nominee for lender, Ampro Mortgage A Division of United Financial Mortgage Corp, it's successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s 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. 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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. 09-20376-SP-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED01/18/2006. 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(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: MICHAEL NENADIC AND YOUNG AE KIRKPATRICK, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 01/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0214286 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 03/04/2011 at 10:30 A.M. Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $781,338.75 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 12431 RYAN LANE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 A.P.N.: 7054-017-018 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 undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee's or beneficiary's authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 02/07/2011 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/ sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3903555 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011, 02/25/2011
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No: V518334 CA Unit Code: V Loan No: CARP AP #1: 7055-005-026 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: JOHN CARP, CYNTHIA SUSAN CARP Recorded March 28, 2007 as Instr. No. 20070719214 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded October 27, 2010 as Instr. No. 10-1535935 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED MARCH 13, 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. 19606 ALBERT AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: MARCH 2, 2011, AT 11:00 A.M. *AT THE WEST SIDE DOORS TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 12720 NORWALK BLVD, NORWALK, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $357,825.53. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. 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 monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: January 28, 2011 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary LAURA MAIB, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 926875 PUB: 02/10/11, 02/17/11, 02/24/11
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 10-0139500 Title Order No. 10-8-500007 Investor/Insurer No. 118091333 APN No. 7054-015-051 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/15/2006. 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." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by KYOUNG WOO CHONG, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 02/15/2006 and recorded 02/27/06, as Instrument No. 06 0420051, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/04/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, 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 and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 12473 PATRICIA DRIVE, CERRITOS, CA, 90703. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $582,979.77. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks 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. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/29/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.ASAP# 3876057 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011 Trustee Sale No. 805-059530 Loan No. 502010836 Title Order No. 4546061 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04-11-2008 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02-28-2011 at 10:30 AM, PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-21-2008, Book , Page , Instrument 20080689323, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: TAM TO PHAM AND HONG THI THU NGUYEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, ''MERS'' MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction the trustor’s interest in the property described below, to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s 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. The sale 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 the Deed of Trust. 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, interest thereon, estimated 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. Place of Sale: AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING; 350 W. MISSION BLVD., POMONA, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $430,840.07 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 19718 BOUMA AVE , CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN Number: 7050-014-013 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 01-26-2011 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (714) 573-1965, OR VISIT WEBSITE: www.priorityposting.com PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., AGENT FOR OR AS SERVICING AGENT 46 N. Second Street Campbell, CA 95008 (408)-370-4030 ELIZABETH GODBEY, VICE PRESIDENT PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P796521 2/4, 2/11, 02/18/2011
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1176783-02 APN: 7024-012-018 TRA: 002011 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1353 REF: Park, Soo IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 12, 2005. 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 March 03, 2011, at 10:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded September 19, 2005, as Inst. No. 05 2252450 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Soo M Park An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the west side of the los angeles county courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California, 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: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18704 Stefani Ave Cerritos CA 90703-8439 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: $697,209.46. 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 caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 01, 2011. (R-368008 02/11/11, 02/18/11, 02/25/11)
CITY OF CERRITOS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cerritos City Council will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 22.40, SPECIFIC USES, OF TITLE 22 OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROHIBIT THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES IN ALL ZONES WITHIN THE CITY OF CERRITOS.
DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT 2011-2*
*Pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), this project is exempt from CEQA review. This public hearing will be conducted in the Council Chambers of the Cerritos City Hall, Cerritos Civic Center, Bloomfield Avenue and 183rd Street in Cerritos, California, 90703. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos website at www.cerritos.us. If you challenge the above mentioned Development Code Amendment and related actions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Cerritos City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Planning Commission of the City of Artesia will hold a Regular Planning Commission Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following item(s): Case No. 2011-02
Design Review 17023 Roseton Avenue
Jerry Nason, 10323 Haledon Ave, Downey CA 90241 A request for approval of a design review to increase the height of an existing block wall from 6’0” to 8”-0” for the property located at 17023 Roseton Avenue in the Light Manufacturing and Industrial (M-1) Zone. Resolution No. 2011-02P 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 this 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: February 11, 2011
Okina Dor, Redevelopment and Planning Director
Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 2/11/11 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. WC-202981-C Investor No. 45276920 Loan No. 0045276920 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/28/2007. 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. 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. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR:RAMON HERNANDEZ, A SINGLE MAN Recorded 3/6/2007 as Instrument No. 20070485313 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:2/25/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California Property Address is purported to be: 12342 EDGEFIELD STREET CERRITOS, California 90703 APN #: 7024-007-026 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $652,896.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/28/2011 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3898775 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE TORRES Case No. VP013500 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JOSEPHINE TORRES A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by David J. Torres in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that David J. Torres 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 rep-resentative will be required to give notice to interested persons un-less they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objec-tion to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on March 1, 2011 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. B located at 12720 Norwalk Bl., Norwalk, CA 90650. 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 deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 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 Re-quest for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as pro-vided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special No-tice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: JAMES C SHIELDS ESQ SBN 186836 LAW OFFICES OF JAMES C SHIELDS 21707 HAWTHORNE BLVD STE 204 TORRANCE CA 90503
20110220777 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following is doing business as – Maazda Realty, 13338 South St Cerritos, Ca 90703. The following business is conducted as a corporation under GBI Investments, Inc. /S/ Boman Iranpur The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 2/9/11 NOTICE: This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious statement must be filed before that time. 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 14400et seq. Business and Profession Code). Published at LCCN on 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4/11.
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CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PURCHASE OF A PROPERTY TO CONSTRUCT A NEW PUBLIC WORKS YARD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City of Artesia has prepared an Initial Study and Negative Declaration pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the following project: PROJECT: The “project” is known as Case No. 2011-01. The application is for property acquisition and use as a Public Works facility for the property located at 17202 Alburtis Avenue in the Heavy Manufacturing and Industrial (M-2) Zone. APPLICATIONS: The following applications will be considered by the City in connection with the project (Case No. 2011-01): A request for approval to purchase a property for the construction of a new maintenance facility for the Public Works Department of the City of Artesia at 17202 Alburtis Avenue in the Heavy Manufacturing and Industrial (M-2) Zone. PUBLIC HEARINGS: The Artesia Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the project and on the Initial Study and the Negative Declaration on February 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Artesia City Council Chambers located at 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California 90701. The Artesia City Council/Redevelopment Agency will hold a public hearing on the same project and documents on March 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m at the Artesia City Council Chambers at the same address above. The Artesia City Council/Redevelopment Agency will consider and make a decision whether or not to adopt the Negative Declaration at the March 14, 2011 City Council Meeting. COMMENT PERIOD: The Initial Study and Negative Declaration will be available for a 20-day public review and comment period commencing February 11, 2011 and ending on March 3, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Copies of the documents are available from, and comments may be made by mail, facsimile or hand-delivery during the comment period to, the Artesia Planning Department, Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California 90701. Telephone: (562) 865-6262; Facsimile: (562) 865-6240. Staff Contact: Mr. Okina Dor. If you challenge this proposal in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Artesia at, or prior to, the public hearings on the project. MAILED: PUBLISHED:
February 8, 2011 Okina Dor February 11, 2011 Redevelopment/Planning Director
Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 2/11/11 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20090134002671 Title Order No.: 20961307 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/03/2006. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/15/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-1061715 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JULIAN CONWI, JR. AND MAY B CONWI AND JOSEPH RYAN CONWI, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/24/2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:30 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11101 JERRY PLACE, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 APN#: 7049-017-023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the 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 $649,788.91. 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 caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 01/26/2011NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3894011 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011, 02/18/2011
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