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Former NLMUSD Board Member Lorraine Neal {l} with Kiwanis member Dr. Ed Norman stand in the kitchen ready to dish out spaghetti dinners. Over 240 meals were served. Swimmers at the Splash! Aquatic Center compete in the 800 Freestyle. The meet was a huge success, with all of the swimming coaches praising the pool as "very fast". Many new records were set during the four day meet. By Brian Hews Contribution from the City of La Mirada With summerlike weather, swimmers from thirteen Universities from as far away as Alaska competed in the 2012 Pacific Collegiate Swimming & Diving Conference at the Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center February

8-11. Splash! is an award winning facility, and is a “fast pool” according to many swimmers. Meet records were set by UC San Diego in the men’s 800 free and the women’s 200 medley relay. Scott Lemley, Head Coach of the Alaska University Swim Team said, “We saw substantial drops in times and improvement across the board. Other coaches seem to feel

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‘Pay to Play Politics’ Rampant at LA County Assessor Office Lack of procedures lead to unauthorized reductions of 179 properties valued at over $1 Billion LAMPLIGHTER EXCLUSIVE By Randy Economy Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations during the past two years. The money has come from hundreds of county employees who work directly for him and wealthy property owners, some of whom have received substantial reductions in their property value

City of La Mirada Declares Fiscal State of Emergency By Tony Aiello

By Mark Royston As a way of saying thanks to the members and other friends the Friends of the La Mirada Library held its annual reception at the Library next to City Hall this past February 11. The main speaker was Hal Malkin, a name synonymous with activities in the City of La Mirada. Guests were welcomed by President Malena Hough, with Malkin being introduced by Cathy Ferrin. Hal Malkin The Friends of the La Mirada Library is a local organization that functions to support

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assessments, a Los Cerritos Community News investigation has learned. Noguez oversees the sprawling bureaucratic maze that controls more than a $1 trillion dollars in property value assessments. During the past two years, records from the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorders Office show that Noguez has been on a campaign collection fundraising spree that directly links wealthy property owners to his top appraisers inside his inner circle.

Noguez and his office are now involved in an active probe by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office of Public Integrity. LCCN was the first newspaper to

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The City of La Mirada is now officially in a fiscal “state of emergency.” During Tuesday city council meeting, the La Mirada City Council voted to declare that the city is near fiscal insolvency due to the recession and the recent elimination of redevelopment agencies. La Mirada Administrative Services "Pre-recession revenue from sales-tax was $11million. Today it is $7.5 million. Cumulatively since the recession began, the loss is $8.3 million to the city." Director Kevin Prelgovisk delivered the bleak news during a city council session and acknowledged it was “rather early” in the fiscal year to be discussing the budget, but was necessary because of the “Great Recession” and other recent developments including what the city describes as “money grabs” from the State and the recent dissolution of redevelopment agencies. Prelgovisk also reported that prerecession revenue from sales-tax (the city’s largest source) was around $11-million. “Today it is around $7.5-million, and cumulatively since the recession began, the loss is $8.3 million to the city,” he said. The resolution reads the city “has come to a financial tipping point that places in serious jeopardy the city’s ability to deliver vital services, maintain infrastructure, protect property values, and preserve the city’s quality of life and environment.” Prelgovisk told the council he will come back with a mid-year budget report March 13th, propose a budget for modification May 22nd, and propose a

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Cerritos Council Approves New Office Building LANDMARK HOUSE TO BE TORN DOWN

Rendering of a two-story office building to be constructed at 199112 Gridley Road. Applicant is World Financial Center in Irvine. The site is located on a one-acre parcel currently occupied by a single-story residence that will be demolished. It is bordered on the north by an existing restaurant and on the south by Mary Bragg Elementary School and on the east by an existing retail shopping center, and on the west by Gridley Road Resident John Nieto suggested the city might make a memorial video of the house since it is one of the original houses built in the city when it was known as Dairy Valley. He described it as one of the few “Landmark Houses” in the city.

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Aggravated Assault An assault was reported near Beach Blvd. and Hillsborough Dr. The incident is under investigation. Residential Burglary Three residential burglaries were reported last week. An incident occurred on the 13700 block of El Espejo Rd. Unknown suspects entered the residence through an unlocked sliding glass door. A burglary was reported on the 11900 block of Hartdale Ave. Jewelry and cash were stolen from the home. Unknown suspects entered the residence through an unlocked door. An incident was also reported on the 16100 block of Promontory Pl. Entry was made through a shattered sliding glass door. Other Structure Burglary A burglary was reported on the 14100 block of Bora Dr. A bicycle was stolen from an open garage at the location.

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LETTER to the EDITOR Re: Assessor's Office

Are you really surprised that this is happening? John Noquez is not his real name.  He got elected with a fake drivers license, social security card and passport.  He never filed a change of name with the State of California.  I filed a complaint with the District Attorney's Office when he first ran for City Councilmember for the City of Huntington Park, and the DA'S office choose not to investigate.  Now look what the City of Los Angeles is facing. Who is really in our assessors office? John R. Noquez or Reynaldo Rodriquez.  Reynaldo Rodriguez is his real legal name.  " OMG"  ANONYMOUS

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LETTERS & OPINION from Thrifty's in the Mall and then later in his back office inside Ed Spitalnick Realty on Adelfa Dr. I can still smell the ink from the typing tape on his Remington Rand typewriter, and hear the loud hum of his IBM Selectric in his later years. He hated migrating to that IBM, with its too-sensitive electric keys. He missed the clickityclack, clickity-clack of the metal keys as he pounded away on that old Remington Rand. Dad often brought me along when he had a photo shoot at public events, where he always held his twin lens Yashica Mat camera arms-length-high above his 5'6" frame, eyes looking up into the big square viewfinder, making sure he had the best angle and shot over the crowd. I was one of the first (if not the first) news-girls in town in 1975. I got up at 4 am every Thursday and 6 am every Saturday to stuff, fold, rubber-band and deliver up to 50 papers on my bicycle around my neighborhood route, which was sandwiched between La Mirada Blvd and the Biola Creek. I began writing youth articles for the Lamplighter at 14, which lead to larger, more in depth reporting, and at 16, I finally got my own column, Morgan's Memos. It was the teen equivalent to his "Scratchpad," and since I still had friends at both Neff and La Mirada, he felt I was the only kid who could cover that "beat." I had my picture next to my headline, just like my dad had his, but my column always ran in the last two pages. In fact, in the two and a half years I wrote Morgan's Memos, it only landed on the same page as my dad's own column, once. That was a very proud day for me. He taught me early on the difference between real news and a story written with a journalist's slant -- something that is hard to discern today. He explained how the real news -- with just the facts of what happened -- is always on the front page, and how no reputable news writer should ever inject his or her own personal opinion into any story published there. That, he told me, was saved for the opinion page, which in the Lamplighter, was on the inside of that front page. He also taught me the importance of the stories that were laid out "above the fold" of the newspaper. Those were the hotbed issues, the stories that needed to catch the reader's attention, because they would generally be the first story seen through the newspaper stand glass or

when someone picked up the paper from their driveway. Over the years, I watched my dad's "celebrity" go through its highs and lows, and as a family, sometimes even we were affected. His "Editor's Notebook" on page two started with an opinion piece, generally focused on his lead story of the day, followed by his "Scratchpad," where he wrote about the goings-ons of the regular folk who worked hard and raised their families around La Mirada. Politics were quite testy, even back then, and because his opinions regarding those running for city council mattered so much to his readers, he was often the target of negative energy around election time. He lost some close friends over politics and his other editorials on those hotbed issues during those thriving, growing, golden days of the great city of La Mirada, but he gained a lot more than he lost, and he taught me a lot about integrity, just by his example. To this day, I still have people who come up to me when I am at home or write to me privately or on La Miradabased websites, and say "I was a paperboy for the Lamplighter" or "Your dad put me on the front page" or "I still have the clipping from the time I was in the Lamplighter." That paper meant something to all of us. It was Dick Hurley's paper but it and even he, belonged to all of us. It encapsulated our city, sharing the glory of all those wonderful civic events we had over the years, like the Angel Tree, decades of Fiesta de Artes, the many parades down Rosecrans and La Mirada Blvd (some bearing presidential candidates and movie stars), the annual Fourth of July celebrations at Regional Park, and the larger than life Bicentennial celebration at La Mirada High School stadium. It boasted of its CIF sports teams and told the story of many Olympic and college-bound high school stars, like Debbie Heald and Doug Widtfeldt. None of the dozen or schools in the city, ever felt left off of its pages. Everyone shared equal time. The VFW, the Kiwanis Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Chamber of Commerce, the Historical Society, all of them and so many more, told their stories through this paper. When city hall outgrew its small space in the Mall, the Lamplighter me-

ticulously reported on each bid, the design process and the future that is now the current City Hall and Library. Construction of the entire city hall complex was approximated at $554,000 in 1967. Growth and especially annexation, was a constant topic on its pages. It offered reviews of plays at Neff Barn, profiled local teens from the Battle of the Bands at the La Mirada Theater, and told the pros and cons of having an enclosed Mall that had no big name stores to support it and help it thrive. The Lamplighter also shared sad stories, too. My dad made sure every La Mirada casualty in Vietnam was profiled, and done so with heart and dignity. That was always the hardest part of his job, he once told me, speaking to the families who had lost a loved one, whether it was to war in a far away land, or by a car accident in town. The Lamplighter was La Mirada. In 1965, on the 10th anniversary of the Lamplighter, Estelle Troupe, one of its founders, a English teacher at Excelsior High School in Norwalk and an early mayor and member of the city council, wrote, "The years have passed, the city has bloomed, and the paper, more than any other single force, made it happen." In that same article, Troupe described someone who would change the course of things the day he walked through the newspaper's office door at the old McNally Ranch Railroad Station, along Stage Rd near Valley View Blvd. The station was the only vacant building in town in 1955 so they moved in. "One fine day while I was office girl at the old station, on duty every morning, chaperoned by my pre-schoolers, a very young man with a face like a medieval altar boy came in." "'Have typewriter, have time,' he told me. The altar boy was Dick Hurley and the rest is history." The old Lamplighter may be history, but now, some 24 years after that popular masthead ran it's last cycle on the printing machine, there is a new opportunity and place for a paper in La Mirada and its residents of today. I'm proud my father's legacy will be coming back to the people of La Mirada through this well known name and I hope occasionally I can continue to share some stories from the original La Mirada Lamplighter and its hey-day, with the readers of today. I wish to thank Brian Hews and his

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A Monterey Park man who pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges and admitted he was responsible for the distribution of hundreds of thousands of ecstasy pills in the course of only a few months has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison.{{more}} Jimmy Luong, 30, of Monterey Park, was sentenced yesterday afternoon by United States District Judge Stephen V. Wilson. In imposing the 22-year prison term, Judge Wilson noted that the scope of Luong’s ecstasy distribution operation

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conspiracies – one involving the trafficking of ecstasy and another involving the manufacturing of methamphetamine – along with a third charge of possessing a custom-made assault rifle in relation to the two narcotics offenses. “Most significant was the scope of these conspiracies, which included distribution of at least 1 million ecstasy pills over a several-month period, along with manufacturing at least 500 grams of methamphetamine from defendant’s massive and chemically dangerous laboratory in the City of Industry,” prosecutors wrote in a sentencing brief. Luong was the leader of a drug-trafficking organization that in only a few months – March 2010 through July 2010 – distributed more than 1 million ecstasy pills in Southern California. Ecstasy is a common street name for a club drug that contains the chemical 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). Luong maintained a “stash house” in the City of Industry that served as the base of operations for the narcotics ring and was where authorities discovered a sophisticated methamphetamine lab and weapons. At a second stash location at a storage facility in Arcadia, authorities seized approximately 510,000 MDMA tablets. A third stash location yielded approximately 250,000 MDMA tablets. “Ecstasy use, particularly by our teens and youth, has continued to increase during the past ten years,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Timothy J. Landrum. “Today’s sentencing sends a message to those who prey on our communities by

criminals are no longer able to prey on our communities.” Once he completes his prison term, Luong will be under supervised release for 10 years. Luong was one of 15 men who were named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the summer of 2010. The other defendants are: Tony Barerra Jr., 38, of West Covina, who is accused of acting as a supplier to Luong’s organization; Toan Hoang, 34, of El Monte, who served as Luong’s second-in-command and has been sentenced to 15 years in prison; Lok Lim, 35, of El Monte, who was sentenced to eight years in prison for delivering the 510,000 MDMA tablets seized in Arcadia; Christopher Ammen, 23, of El Monte, who helped distribute wholesale quantities of MDMA for the Luong organization and is currently serving a five-year prison term; David Luu, 23, of Monterey Park, who is serving a five-year prison term for helping distribute wholesale quantities of MDMA for the Luong organization and collected drug sale proceeds for delivery back to Luong; Joseph Yao, 28, of Temple City, who is pending sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges and admitting that he rented the Arcadia storage fath cility where 510,000 MDMA tablets were seized; John Underwood, 44, of La Mirada, an alleged drug courier who allegedly

possessed approximately 30 kilograms of cocaine and $417,000 in cash when he was arrested; Jesse Roman, 25, of Los Angeles, who pleaded guilty to participating in the ecstasy conspiracy and was sentenced to 10 years in prison; Michael Duong, 29, of Rosemead, who pleaded guilty to a drug-related firearms offense and was sentenced to five years in prison; David Kong, 23, of Los Angeles, who is serving a four-year sentence after admitting to participating in the ecstasy conspiracy; Sam Ha, 32, of El Monte, who pleaded guilty to federal narcotics offenses and was sentenced to six years in prison; Duy Nguyen, 24, of Fountain Valley, who pleaded guilty to participating in the ecstasy conspiracy and was sentenced to two years in prison; Long Nguyen, 23, of Santa Ana, who was sentenced to probation after admitting guilt in the ecstasy conspiracy; and Tuan Vu, 25, of Alhambra, who pleaded guilty in the ecstasy conspiracy and was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison. The investigation into the Luong drug trafficking organization was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Beverly Hills Police Department, with significant assistance from IRS - Criminal Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT).

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Whitney High School students Andrew Hou and Vincent Wu are congratulated by their Principal Dr. Rhonda Buss and ABC School Board Members upon their winning semifinalist status at the Siemens Competition in Math and Science.

Five Tracy High School students were recognized by the ABC School Board at its Feb. 7 meeting for promoting a campus Non-Smoking Program. Their aim is to obtain zero students smoking through discussion groups and posters distributed through the campus. The students are _Danny Hernandez, Tim O’Leary, Josh Casillas, Chris Martinez, and Roger Mora. With them are Tracy Principal Jeff Green and their instructor Brian O’Neil. The program is financed by a grant from the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

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Salzburg Chamber Soloists: Talent Times Fifteen By Glen Creason The highly acclaimed and greatly anticipated (by Chamber enthusiasts) Salzburg Chamber soloists came to the Performing Arts Center with a fresh and uncompromising program that literally dazzled the cozy but exuberant Cerritos audience with not so often played compositions that sounded sublime in their young hands. The Soloists are an international allstar team of stringed instrument masters who play very much as a team. Actually, they are more of a dream team that seems to be able to make material better with their passionate interpretations and the leadership of violinist/conductor Sandor Vegh. Pardon me for being shallow in the face of such elegant and intelligent music but they are also the best-looking ensemble ever seen on a Cerritos stage. Nine lovely women and five handsome men comprise the Salzburgs which might distract the purist but when they begin to play you see this is not a pulchritude pageant and they all belong on that stage for musical talent alone. The evening began with a short gem by the great Mozart, his “Adagio and Fugue in c minor, KV 546” that was greatly influenced by J.S. Bach. The solemn commencement leading to a brisk and moving finish appropriately showed the genius of both composers. The Mozart turned out to be just a nice bon bon appetizer for the denser stuff to follow. Benjamin Britten’s complex and difficult to perform “Les Illuminations for Soprano and Strings, Opus 18” completed the first half but not before the hall was taken on a phantasmagoric voyage through the

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Program set for 'Philippine Typhoon Relief Concert' on Feb. 25 The program for the “Philippine Typhoon Relief Concert” to be held on February 25 at Cerritos Park East has been announced. Matthew John Ignacio, the concert’s organizer and a cellist with the Colburn Chamber Orchestra of The Colburn School, announced the orchestra’s program and said the concert will also feature vocalists and a children’s choir. The orchestra will perform Samuel Barber – “Adagio for Strings, Op. 11;” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525;” and Astor Piazolla – “Libertango” and “Invierno Porteño” from the “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” The concert will also include vocalists performing Barry Manilow’s “One Voice,” ClaudeMichel Schönberg’s “I Dreamed A Dream” and Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s “We Are The World.” In addition, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Children’s Choir, led by Artistic Director Pete Avendano, will perform Mozart – “Ave Verum Corpus,” Keith Hampton – “Praise His Holy Name” and “Route 66,” arranged by Kirby

Shaw. Ignacio, a 17-year old who grew up in Artesia, holds an Associate’s degree in music from Cerritos College. He said, “I believe that there’s no contribution that is too small to make a difference in our community. After watching the videos of the Typhoon Sendong survivors, I knew I had to do something because I’ve always felt a connection to the Philippines. The best thing about being a musician is playing for benefit concerts that connect people of different cultures and religious backgrounds. Musicians have the universal power to unite us as one human race. Compassion can change us, and we can be the change that we want to see in the world.” The City of Cerritos is cosponsoring the Philippine Typhoon Relief Concert. According to the Philippine’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Typhoon Sendong claimed more than 1,000 lives and severely damaged some 14,520 homes. Cerritos Mayor Carol K. Chen said, “The City of Cerritos is

proud to provide an opportunity for the community to help the people who are suffering from the effects of Typhoon Sendong. We hope our community can help the families who are recovering from their terrible losses.” The concert will be held at the Cerritos Park East Community Center at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. Cerritos Park East is located at 13234 E. 166th Street in Cerritos. The concert will feature members of the Colburn Chamber Orchestra of The Colburn School, and will be conducted by Maxim Eshkenazy, Assistant Conductor, Colburn Orchestra. Jun Manuel Tuason is the Musical Director for the concert. Eshkenazy, Tuason and the musicians are donating their time and talent for the concert. The Colburn Chamber Orchestra is a string orchestra that performs professional-level repertoire and is the most advanced of the prestigious Colburn School’s ensembles. The City is providing the venue for the fund raiser. Tickets cost $20 each and can be reserved by calling the City’s

Recreation Services Division at (562) 916-1254. Tickets may be picked up the day of the concert at Cerritos Park East, beginning at 5 p.m. Payment by check will be accepted when the tickets are picked up. Seating is limited and will be by general admission. Ticket proceeds will benefit ABSCBN Foundation International’s Sagip Kapamilya Program that assists survivors of Typhoon Sendong. Additional donations by check to ABS-CBN Foundation International’s Sagip Kapamilya Program will also be accepted at the concert. Donations are tax-deductible and may also be made by credit card through the ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. (USA) secure website: abscbnfoundation.org. Additional concert sponsors include The Asia Journal Foundation, ABSCBN Foundation International, Gloria Perlas Pulido, Enrique Delacruz and Prosy Abarquez-Delacruz. For more information, call the City’s Recreation Services Division at (562) 916-1254.

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es from late Romantic period. Sometimes sweet and lyrical the six pieces offered opportunity for the soloists to shine and they did not drop the ball once. The presto in the middle was exceptional in its gorgeous melody that seemed to sing with the cellos and violins working together as one. The Suite was one of those performances that you hated to see end but it left an afterglow enhanced by the deep and melancholic Adagio and the short but sweet Andante. The final offering on this night, Ravel’s “String Quartet in F Major” seemed to have been written for this young group who flexed their musical muscles especially in the “Assez vif” that featured plucking the instruments followed by the occasional stringed drama, then interludes of the opening theme that sounded better each

Continued from page 7 poems of Arthur Rimbaud. In nine parts the Illuminations voyaged in a dream state as sung by delicate voiced soprano, Karine Polverelli who seemed perfect for the role that demanded caressing the French language descriptions of travels in phantom cities but also passionately describing erotic dreams, presumptuous romantic couples, vast seascapes, physical transformations and a rather macabre parade of images from a host of evils. After all that, the piece finishes with a breathtakingly beautiful “Depart” that punctuates the incredible musical journey with a delightful finish. In the second half the soloists really lived up to their titles starting with Leos Janacek’s “Suite for Strings” with touch-

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Continued from page 1 new city budget for adoption June 12th. Late Wednesday, the City issued the following statement to the media: “Like many other communities in California, La Mirada faces huge financial challenges due to a continual State money grabs,” said La Mirada City Manager Tom Robinson. “Sacramento’s recent elimination of Redevelopment Agencies takes more of our local funds, and threatens our ability to provide essential city services to La Mirada residents,” said Robinson. “The economic recession, Sacramento money grabs and declining revenues are causing La Mirada to lose $27 million. The City’s workforce has been reduced by 28 percent, severely impacting essential city services. The state continues to take millions of dollars from La Mirada to deal with the State budget deficit,” said Robinson. “La Mirada has worked hard to balance the City’s budget and minimize cuts to city services despite declining revenues and State takeaways,” said Robinson. “However, Sacramento’s continual money grabs are making it increasingly difficult to provide essential city services that protect property values like neighborhood police patrols, city streets, roads and pothole repair, crime and gang prevention and rapid police response times,” said the longtime city manager. The Declaration of Fiscal Emergency is a statement that “current revenues and cost savings measures” will not be enough to avoid deeper, more severe cuts to city services.” “Unfortunately without additional revenues, the City of La Mirada will not be able to maintain essential city services at the levels necessary for the community. By declaring a Fiscal Emergency, the city begins assessing strategies to maintain and stabilize city revenue and protect city services,” the statement claims. Robinson also said the city will also be evaluating additional cost savings measures and “possible revenue enhancement opportunities.” “We must take steps to protect and preserve local control,” said Robinson. “Sacramento continues to come up with new schemes to take more of our local city funds to fix their budget mess and solve their budget mess and their budget deficits. We need to find ways to enhance locally-controlled revenues, and ensure they stay in La Mirada and can’t be taken by Sacramento.” Also on the agenda, the La Mirada City Council passed a resolution to reconvene the citizen task force originally created in 2009. It’s mission will be to discuss ways to meet the city’s infrastructure repair needs estimated to be in the range of $70-million to $100-million, and exploring the possibility of placing a tax measure on the ballot for La Mirada voters in November, to help pay for the repairs. In other city council news: Is there a “Massage Parlor” coming to a neighborhood near you? The State recently created a new agency regulat-

ing massage establishments. As a result, the city may no longer restrict where a massage establishment operates as long as it meets other requirements, similar to other medical/dental offices, barber shops, salons, etc. Splash! Regional Aquatics Center will be raising their prices. This summer, daily admission prices to Buccaneer Bay waterpark will raise by $1

across the board with season passes being raised by $5-the first increase since 2007. Additionally, swim lesson fees will increase anywhere from $3 to $11. It has been the city’s practice to adjust the fee structure on a regular basis to keep in line with operating and maintenance costs and market trends. Community Services Director Lori Thompson acknowledged that Splash!

Task Force Set to Review City Finances and Operations A Citizen Task Force of residents and business owners is review ing City finances, operations, infrastructure needs, threats to local revenues, and local control measures. The Task Force will meet periodically through May, and present its findings and recommendations to the City Council in June. “The Task Force will carefully review the issues affecting La Mirada and make recommendations that will help us to protect property values, maintain a low crime rate, and preserve our quality of life and business environment,” said City Manager Tom Robinson The 29-member City Council-

appointed Task Force includes: Mary Abbott, Ron Boatright, Phillip Bracey, Paul Brown, Rebecca Cline, Jennifer Cole-Gutierrez, Jeff Duhamel, Deborah Ellis, Edward Eng, Michael Garcia, and Joe Gibbons. Also serving are: Phil Glenn, Sylvia Grotz, Dave Harbaugh, Jeff Irvin, Steve Keithly, Mark Madison, Jack Miranda, Alan Nichols, Lee Olsen, and Ellen Peters. Other members of the Task Force include: Kenny Ratzlaff, Mik Saenz, Vic Salvino, Bill Sanders, Susan Savage, Dr. Stephen Smith, Rich Trujillo, and James Zellerbach.

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Continued from page 1 our local Library. They have two drives each year with 100% of the money raised going to the Library: a book sale that sells used books that have been donated for that purpose, the books sell for a minimum charge but when the day is totaled it helps the Library to offset some of their expenses. The last sale netted approximately $2500. The second is a “Decorate Tree” that also brings in donations that helps the City’s Community Services Foundation. When Cathy introduced Hal , she talked of getting to know him shortly after moving to La Mirada some 37 years ago when he was the owner of Key Rexall Drugs. He was always available to help and his knowledge was extensive. He became a City Councilman in 1974 and served four terms before retiring. He served as a Professor at Cerritos College until his retirement a short while ago. She noted that there were few organizations in La Mirada that haven’t been impacted by his presence. Hal began by talking of the City and noting that it was like a wheel with a lot of spokes. While the hub was the City government spokes were needed to keep the perimeter in place. One of these spokes is the Library. Getting to the hub of his talk which he named “The times they are a’changing,” he gave a short biography of his life. Hal said his first foray into politics came in the 6th grade when he ran for Class President, recalling his motto “Be sharp as a falcon, vote for Hal Malkin.” He recalled hearing John Kennedy talk at the Democratic Convention in 1960 and the controversy that came with his religion. Kennedy won. “The times they were a’changing.” The reason he won was primarily the way he came off to the public at the debates with Nixon. Not from knowledge but from leadership appearance. From then on, Hal was hooked on helping with the Civil Rights movement. He talked of the satellite “Sputnik” and its immediate effect on the World. Hal was a part of the students that were part time as regular students in the mornings and then bused to UCLA to learn Science in the evening. By now Hal was a tall lad with some skill in the sport of basketball. This got him into the proximity of Coach Wooden and while he lasted only a short while he was impressed by the Coach’s methods. He showed the Wooden pyramid that said “Be the best you can be.” And that preparation is everything. To this extent the Coach took one complete session on how to put

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on basketball shoes, explaining that most players suffered from blisters because of the lack of this knowledge. Hal didn’t make the basketball team but did come from its exposure with some lifelong knowledge of how to live life. “The times they were a’changing.” Hal recalled the 60’s and Kennedy’s use of military force to protect the Civil Rights of Black students and by 1964 Hal was a part of the pickets that got on a bus with $20 or less in his pocket and headed to the South to participate in the protests. (The protesters were actually helped by the local police. In the late afternoon they were “arrested” and fed dinner. They spent the night in jail and then were fed breakfast. After that they were released for the day, with the cycle repeating itself as long as they were there.) The Civil Rights Act was signed. Four persons were killed by police in Mississippi. He could have been a part of this but his bus was delayed in arriving in the area. They were a part of the “Freedom Riders” and Free Speech came out of the activities of the Freedom Riders. During this time he worked the West Coast and it was not unusual to be heading north in his Volkswagen to participate. He was a part of the second walk from Selma to Montgomery and felt the angst as he walked across the bridge knowing the inherent damages that could exist. They were hit with full force from high pressure water hoses and taken down by police dogs. He still has the scars from the dog bites. He returned to school and saw the local riots that came. “The times they were a’changing.” From there he moved to the AntiWar movement and was active in Bobby Kennedy’s campaign. After the assignation of Bobby he felt burned out and returned to school. “The times they were a’changing.” Hal returned to UCLA after dropping out of Med School and received his degree. With the help of a person for whom he had worked at a pharmacy he was able to purchase the bankrupt pharmacy in La Mirada near the corner of Santa Gertrudes and Imperial. He married Barbara and bought a home in La Mirada in 1972. By 1994 his youngest was now learning to drive and this gave him time to turn to city affairs. He became a City Councilman and served four terms. During this time he also taught at Cerritos College. Last year he retired and turned to enjoying his family. He and Barbara have two grandchildren with one more on the way. “The times they are a’changing.” His last point was that if you want to get something done concentrate on one thing at a time. The “Occupy” movement could learn from that bit of advice.

WCAC Hold Federation Reciprocity By Helen M. Brown The Women’s Club of Artesia Cerritos (WCAC) held its Federation/Reciprocity January 11th in the Skyline room at the Cerritos Library. It was a very elegant affair. The centerpieces were various colored topiary rose trees hand crafted by clubwoman Judite Mendez. At the end of the meeting, they were raffled off as door prizes.

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A Silent Auction was held with items both commercial and hand crafted to support some of the many projects these giving women adopt each year. This club is well-known for their support of CBE, a Marine engineer group based at Camp Pendleton. Clubwoman Dorothy Owen, president of 1st CEB, was recognized for her dedication, time, and generosity to this worthy group of our nation’s brave, young warriors. The Cerritos High School Wind Symphony Band performed for the Club and its guests under the direction of Director Tim Truant. They played a medley of popular tunes. This band has been invited to London to perform at the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics in June 2012. While there, they have been invited to march in the annual London Parade. The students are fund-raising for the trip. The WCAC donated a check for $500.00 for this purpose and their guests also donated another $500.00. That’s just another way in which these generous ladies support their schools and community. Honored guests of the day were GF-

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ects and events held at different clubs in their district. The LCD has 12 clubs at this date. The Federation/Reciprocity is a very special event as each host club is celebrating its date of Federation; it could be called a major birthday party. While Reciprocity is held every year, Federation is held every four years. The WCAC began as a small reading group of farm wives. That was in 1915 and was federated in 1924. That was 97 years ago. Throughout the years this Club has prospered and grown until today it has a membership of 91 and meet monthly at Cerritos Park East. Many of the City and State’s most influential women are members of this Club or other local Women’s Clubs. The WCAC is well-known city, state, and nation wide for its charity and good works.

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Continued from page 1 break the details of the investigation in its February 10th edition. Since then, the Los Angeles Times and other well respected news outlets have begun reporting on the case. During the past four weeks, LCCN has interviewed more than two dozen sources who work at the highest levels inside the Assessor’s offices, as well as many political contributors to his campaigns, and many categorize the 46 year-old Noguez as being a “classic pay to play politician” who “will do anything to advance his future ambitions.” A review of campaign contributions from Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder records to Noguez by the staff of Los Cerritos Community News confirms that several dozen current employees who work and serve as commercial property appraisers, adjusters and other senior members in the Assessor’s office have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign war chest since 2009. Noguez was elected as the Assessor of Los Angeles County in November 2010. He spent more money on his campaign than any other Assessor candidate in the history of the office. Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley and the Office of Public Integrity headed by Senior District Attorney Dave Demerjian launched a formal probe into the activities of the Assessor’s office on November 18, 2011 after receiving at least one formal complaint. The name of the person who filed the “inquiry” that has resulted in the opening of the probe has not been made public by members of the District Attorney’s office. LCCN has also spoken to three high-level sources inside the Assessor’s that have already been contacted by law enforcement officials. LCCN first reported that the focus of the probe revolves around the political and professional relationship between Noguez and Encino businessman Ramin Salari as well as the activities of former

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appraiser Scott Schenter out of the West Los Angeles Office of the Assessor. Salari’s company website, “Assessment Appeals Services, LLP” claims to represent more than “6,000 property tax reassessments with a high success rate.” LCCN has been told by several sources that Salari has been involved in hundreds of property reassessment hearings on behalf of his wealthy client base.

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Century City attorney A. David Yousseefyeh with ADF Law told LCCN on Tuesday that he was present at a political fundraiser for Noguez in Beverly Hills just months after Noguez took office as the elected Assessor. Yousseefyeh said, “I was blown out of his mind when Noguez showed up with five of his people from inside his office and in front of everybody, just lined them up one at a time and said hey, these are the

guys from my office, and these are the ones who are responsible for overseeing the assessment of your property.” LCCN has been told by another source that the swanky event cost attendees $1,000 per person and was held at the home of Michael Delijani, the owner of Delson Investments. Delijani owns one of the most historical buildings in downtown Los Angeles where the State Theater is location at 703 South Broadway. Now known as the United Building, the 14-story ornate structure is now an office building and is considered to be the historic birthplace of Downtown Los Angeles. Records obtained by LCCN from the LA County Registrar Recorder confirms that Delijani and members of his family contributed over $20,000 in donations to Noguez since 2009. “My mouth hit the ground,” Yousseefyeh said about the political gathering at Delijani’s home. “I know a political shake down when I see one, and this was the worst I have ever seen.”

179 properties valued at over $1 Billion center of focus By Randy Economy LCCN has obtained a list from inside the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office that documents the unauthorized reduction in value of 179 properties. The appraiser assigned to oversee the cases was relieved of his official duties and was forced to resign last year. Sources inside the Assessor’s office told LCCN last week that the subject of the investigation would arrive at the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration at 6 a.m. each day and placed his required documents into a lower level data entry clerk’s “in box.” The clerk would proceed to enter the data, and checks from the reduction in

the property value would be issued. “This started happening after Noguez took office,” one source inside the Assessor’s office told LCCN. “It shows the complete lack of policy and procedures, and checks and balances that exist inside the Assessor’s office,” the source said. LCCN is in the process of investigating the 179 property owners listed in the document and whether there is any direct connection to Noguez campaign donors. Assessor press spokesman Louis Reyes refused comment on behalf of Noguez, in fact, Reyes hung up the phone in mid-sentence during the call. Copyright. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. Hews Media Group. 2012

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In the past Yousseefyeh has represented several clients who were bilked out of more than $500 million from Los Angeles businessman and investor Ezri Namvar, 59 who was convicted on four counts of fraud in a downtown L.A. federal court last year. Namvar had failed to return $23 million given for safekeeping to his company, Namco Financial Exchange Corp. (NFE), and instead invested the money in risky real estate deals. “I know political crooks when I see them,” said Yousseefyeh. “Noguez is one of the worst I have ever encountered in my career.” Yousseefyeh has been involved in more than 15 lawsuits against Salari, and also brought legal action against Noguez in the past. This was prior to his rise from a Huntington Park city councilman from a mid range employee in the Assessor’s office to the nation’s most powerful property evaluator. “Noguez thinks he is still the Mayor of Huntington Park, and that his word is final, and that whatever he wants to do is acceptable,” Yousseefyeh said. “He places his political contributors at the front of the line,” one appraiser who works in the Assessor’s office said. “Noguez could care less about what’s legal, all he cares about is being consumed with power and control,” the source told LCCN. LCCN attempted to contact Noguez for comment and did speak to Noguez’ press secretary Louis Reyes on his cell phone Wednesday afternoon to ask for comment on the latest revelations. Reyes hung up in midsentence. Copyright. Los Cerritos Community News. Hews Media Group. 2012.

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JANUARY CALIFORNIA HOME SALES, MEDIAN PRICE DIP, C.A.R. REPORTS California home sales declined from both the prior month and year in January, according to data from the California Association Of Realtors® (C.A.R.) The median price also was lower, primarily due to a sales increase in the distressed market. “Record low interest rates and favorable home prices continue to offer opportunities for potential home buyers,” said C.A.R. President LeFrancis Arnold. “If the overall economy continues its recent upward trend, we should see an improvement in the housing market throughout the year.” Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 517,740 in January, according to information collected by C.A.R. from more than 90 local REALTOR® associations and MLSs statewide. January’s sales were down 0.6 percent from December’s 520,940 pace and down 5.7

percent from the revised 548,760 sales pace recorded in January 2011. The statewide sales figure represents what would be the total number of homes sold during 2012 if sales maintained the January pace throughout the year. It is adjusted to account for seasonal factors that typically influence home sales. The statewide median price of an existing, single-family detached home fell to $268,280 in January, down 6.7 percent from $285,920 in December. The median price also dropped 3.9 percent from the revised $279,220 median price recorded in January 2011. “The decline in the January median home is largely a reflection of an increase in the share of distressed home sales,” said C.A.R. Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young. “Seasonal factors in the non-distressed market also played a role in the softening of the median home price, as prices typically decline in the non-peak home

buying season.” Other key facts of C.A.R.’s January 2012 resale housing report include: California’s housing inventory rose in January, with the Unsold Inventory Index for existing, single-family detached homes increasing to 5.5 months in January, up from 4.1 months in December but down from the 6.8-month supply in January 2011. The index indicates the number of months needed to deplete the supply of homes on the market at the current sales rate. Interest rates continued their downward trend in January. Thirty-year fixedmortgage interest rates averaged 3.92 percent during January 2012, down from 4.76 percent in January 2011, according to Freddie Mac. Adjustable-mortgage interest rates averaged 2.76 percent in January 2012, compared with 3.25 percent in January 2011. The median number of days it took to sell a single-family home edged up to

61.9 days in January 2012 and was essentially unchanged from the 61.8 days for the same period a year ago. View Unsold Inventory by price range http://www.car.org/media/ppt/ Jan_2012_uii.pptx. Note:The County MLS median price and sales data in the tables are generated from a survey of more than 90 associations of REALTORS® throughout the state, and represent statistics of existing single-family detached homes only. County sales data are not adjusted to account for seasonal factors that can influence home sales. Movements in sales prices should not be interpreted as changes in the cost of a standard home. Median prices can be influenced by changes in cost, as well as changes in the characteristics and the size of homes sold. Due to the low sales volume in some areas, median price changes in December may exhibit unusual fluctuation.

TAX CREDIT AND DEDUCTION TIPS FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT IN 2012 With the new year under way, you may be thinking about needed home improvements and how you'll use your credit to fund them. While it's important to understand your credit before making major home improvement decisions, you should also consider another kind of credit - tax credits for energy efficient home improvements. For the past few years, the federal government has offered tax credits for certain home improvements aimed at increasing a home's energy efficiency. While the most popular and generous tax credits, such as the one that allowed you to claim up to 30 percent of improvements such as a new roof or hot water heater, have expired, you can still get credit for other significant energy-efficient improvements.

According to EnergyStar.gov, you can claim a tax credit for 30 percent of the cost of installing a geothermal heat pump, small wind turbine or solar energy system in your home. The credit has no upper limit and applies to both existing homes and new construction, but not to rental properties. This credit is good until Dec. 31, 2016. You can also get a credit of up to 30 percent of the cost of residential fuel cells, up to $500 per .5kW of power capacity, EnergyStar.gov says. This credit is also available until Dec. 31, 2016. While the initial cost of these improvements may seem significant, they can dramatically decrease home energy bills in the long run. Depending on the type of home im-

provement or repair you undertake, you may also be able to claim a deduction on your taxes. Before launching a significant home repair or improvement, it may pay to consult with your tax accountant to see what, if any, portion of the cost may be deductible. And, as you do home repairs throughout the year, keep receipts and discuss the improvements and possible deductions with your accountant when he or she is preparing your tax return. Knowing ahead of time which, if any, tax credits or deductions your home improvement may qualify for can help you make a better decision about how to use credit to fund the work. Since how you use credit affects your overall credit score, knowing the cost of a project before starting it can help you better manage your

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for fourth place in the circuit thanks to a Cerritos win over the Matadores. Artesia won the tiebreaker over La Mirada based on its season sweep and thus gained the last automatic playoff spot. “We’re not fortunate to have 15 girls on varsity and the majority of our games, we had seven or eight girls,” said Artesia head coach Lonnie Hinchen. “We were lucky if we had nine players. With the amount of bodies that we have and to clinch a playoff berth coming off our season last year with only 16 players in our entire program and to accomplish what we did, I’m very proud.” Two seasons ago, the Pioneers went 3-21 and winless in league action. A year ago, in Hinchen’s first season, the Pioneers went 5-16 and won just two league games. Artesia, the 11th ranked team in the division, hosted Gladstone on Feb. 16 for the right to visit sixth ranked St. Joseph on Saturday night. Early on, the Lady Eagles looked like a team that wanted to get to playoffs more. They jumped out to an 8-1 lead behind the play of seniors Victoria Robledo (five points, two steals) and Moshannae Summerise (three points, two rebounds). The Pioneers, on the other hand, were getting all the chances they needed but couldn’t find the basket. The team had 12 offensive rebounds in the opening stanza but misfired on their first 15 shots of the game. That’s when Hinchen called a timeout and from that point, the team responded with an 18-0 run that began with a three-

point play from Avila after one of her five steals. She closed out the quarter with a three-pointer and began the second quarIt wasn’t easy getting there and it had ter with another basket. to get some help from another Suburban “I think the girls were too excited at League school but the Artesia girls basketthe fact we had CIF possibilities along ball team is finally back in the California with senior night,” Hinchen said. “I Interscholastic Federation-Southern Secneeded them to settle down and at the tion Division III-A playoffs. And the Piosame time focus on basketball and focus neers accomplished this feat with one of on the things that can make us win.” the smallest teams in terms of numbers. “We always do that,” said Glenn head Behind junior Angie Avila’s 22 points, coach Linda Parra. “We’ll go through dry the Pioneers scored the last six points of spells and it’s just a matter of how long the game and defeated visiting John Glenn that dry spell will be. In most of our first 38-32 last Friday night. Artesia finished the quarters, we’ll hang in there and then regular season at 11-16 and tied La Mirada we’ll hit that dry spell.” Glenn responded Artesia’s scoring streak with one of its own as the Lady Eagles closed out the final 2:40 of the half with an 8-0 run to trail by three at the intermission. Summerise scored six of those eight points but both teams were still struggling from the field. Glenn shot 21 percent from the field in the half and finished the game at that clip while the Pioneers made seven of 37 field goals before halftime and ended the game shootCongratulations ing 20 percent. 2011 Graduates! Congratulations An offensive board and basket from 2011 Graduates! Artesia senior Paige Culpepper made it Dr. David J. DeKriek, Au.D. Board Certified in Audiology a 21-16 affair but once again, the Lady Dr. David J. DeKriek, Au.D. • Expert Hearing Care Board Certified in Audiology Eagles battle back to tie the game at 21• Expert Hearing Care 21 after an offensive put back from Summerise with 2:22 left in the third quarter. 562.275.3602 But in a game of streaks, the Pioneers “Learn about hearing loss and hearing aids” 13079 Artesia Blvd., Ste. B-104 • Cerritos, CA 90703 went on another one and scored the next 562.275.3602 www.FidelityHearing.com 13079 Artesia Blvd., Ste. B-104 • Cerritos, CA 90703 six points. www.FidelityHearing.com “I was concerned,” Hinchen said. In Cerritos • 0% Financing Available • Batteries Always 2.50 “I knew we were not playing good. We In Cerritos • 0% Financing Available • Batteries Always 2.50 Put excitement in your life, travel with..... could not play any worse. At the same time, [Summerise] was being very effective and [senior] Dana [Arrington] had February 23, 2012 three fouls and I wanted to protect Dana so we could get to the fourth quarter. I Santa Anita Park $47 p/p. Leave 10:00 am, return apprx 5 pm. decided to go to a box and one and put Program includes lunch, tax, gratuity, and September 15-16, 2012 Angie on her full court to make her work transportaion harder.” Payment due After another steal and basket from by Feb. 16, 2012 Avila, who had her highest scoring total since a 27-point performance against refill all brands Come take part in the annual Danish Days • We Monrovia onmajor Dec. 20, Artesia led 30-24 March 13th, 2012 Festival. Plenty of time for shopping, watch • 100% satisfaction guaranteed with 2:52 remaining in the game. But seroving folk dancers, Village singers and Fantasy Springs nior Kimberly Orozco gave Glenn that fi• Locally owned & operated $20.00 from casino, $32.00 p/p Leave 10am, Cloggers. Gaming at nearby Chumash Casino nal spark with consecutive three-pointers for those who wish to gamble. Tuesday return approximately 6:30pm. Price in a span of 59 seconds. includes transportation and tip. $290 p/p dbl. occupancy. Off hit toner Off ink $ $ Kim has “It’s been awhile since a Payment due by March 6, 2012. Single supplement Add $145 refill refill three,” Parra said. “It was good for her. Price includes gratuity for driver. One per customer . Not valid with other offers . Expires 9/30/10 . Code CCN She has battled a lot of injuries in the Information or reservations call... second half of Street the season. It CA hasn’t been 13245 South . Cerritos, 90703 the senior season she wanted it to be. But 562-402-1035

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The only thing left for the Artesia boys soccer team is a California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division IV championship. The Pioneers capped off a memorable regular season with another win and another stellar defensive performance to head into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams. The Pioneers knocked off host John Glenn 3-1 last Thursday afternoon to head into the playoffs at 20-1-1 overall, 11-0-1 in the league and second in the division. Artesia had already clinched its second straight league title and during that time, has gone 21-1-1 in the circuit. “It makes for a happy season,” said Artesia head coach Rudy Magallon. “As I told the kids, I’ve never won 20 games as a coach and we did it. It’s good to have [another league title] but we have enough of those Suburban League championships. Our goal is to try to get the big prize which is a CIF title.” It was the seventh straight win for the Pioneers, who haven’t lost since a 3-0 setback to Millikan on Dec. 16. But standing in the way of their first no loss league

season since going 9-0-3 during the 20032004 campaign was a surging Glenn team that had already clinched a trip to the playoffs for the first time since the 20042005 season. Last season, the Eagles went 7-10-4 overall and finished in sixth place in the league. Fast forward to the present and the Eagles ended the regular season at 7-6-4 overall and 7-4-1 in league action. “We have done a better job [since the beginning of the season],” said John Glenn first-year head coach Javier Romero. “My assistant played professional soccer in Mexico at the highest level. Now, the players have grown up more and the team has done better.” Glenn struck first in the 27th minute when senior defender Christian Hernandez followed up on a rebound when a shot from senior forward Juan Ramirez hit the crossbar and bounced back in play. It was just one of three shots the Eagles took on goal in the first half. Artesia took nine shots but was held scoreless partly due to the physical play of both teams, who were each whistled eight times along with several yellow cards. But three minutes into the second half, junior forward Alfonso Borja tied the game and

10 minutes later, the Pioneers took the lead courtesy of junior forward Alejandro Martinez, the team’s leading scorer. “It’s a little bit our fault in the beginning because we already had the league clinched,” Magallon said of the slow start. “Rankings don’t matter. I think we went in a little light and it got a little chippy because I knew [Glenn] was going to come out with everything. We just kept our composure and started touching the ball.” For the next nine minutes, the intensity picked up as two Glenn players, an Artesia player and even Romero were all issued yellow cards. The final goal of the game came from senior midfielder Lester Macedo in the 65th minute. Artesia’s squad is primarily built around underclassmen with only five seniors on board. Still, the Pioneers have scored 92 goals while allowing only 14. With the exception of its only loss, Artesia has given up either one goal or posted a shutout in its other 21 games. “Our defense has done great,” Magallon said. “They’re the same defenders from last year. Our leader in the back, [senior] Moises [Cisneros] is a great leader.

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CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION III PLAYOFFS By Loren Kopff

There was a lot of buzz around the Artesia High community as the girls soccer team hosted Pacifica this past Wednesday night in a California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division III wild card game. It was the program’s first home playoff game ever, which was played under the lights. About 30 minutes prior to the game, a quarter of a rainbow appeared in the skies just north of the high school, a sign of possibly something good for the Pioneers over the next two hours. But on this chilly night following some pregame precipitation, the Mariners struck early in the second half and held on for a 2-1 victory. Artesia, the third place representative from the Suburban League, ends its season at 13-10-1 and has yet to win a playoff game in four tries. “I honestly didn’t think we really got into the flow of the game,” said Artesia head coach Octavio Marquez. “Pacifica’s strength was a little bit too much for us to handle throughout the game. I think we

were a little bit overmatched.” Pacifica dominated the first half, outshooting the hosts 10-3 and taking a pair of corner kicks. In the eighth minute, Pacifica’s Rochelle Weerackoon’s hard shot barely sailed over the crossbar. Artesia’s best chance in the half came eight minutes later when senior forward Jasmine Cornejo curled a shot towards the upper right corner but that too was just a few feet from finding the back of the net. Pacifica, the fourth place team out of the Empire League, ended the scoreless affair when Grace Kellogg followed up on a missed shot from Olivia Bowen three minutes into the second half. That goal came seconds after two of the eight light backs at Atkins Stadium temporarily went out. Then in the 56th minute, Elizabeth Powell scored the game clinching goal. “We’ve had times this year in big games where we just can’t get it going,” Marquez said. “It takes us until the second half. I didn’t think we played to our capabilities.” The Pioneers avoided the shutout in the 68th minute when sophomore midfielder Tiffany Castillo took a corner kick and amongst the scramble in front of the net, sophomore midfielder Stepha-

nie Flores was able to knock it in for her fifth goal of the season. Over the past four seasons, the Pioneers have emerged as a legitimate force in not only the Suburban League, but also the division. During that time, all playoff seasons, the Pioneers have gone 56-335 overall and 32-15-1 in the Suburban League. Before that, it took Artesia nine seasons just to total 56 victories. The future will continue to look very promising for the Pioneers as graduate four players out of 20 with two of them impact players. Cornejo, who scored 24 goals this season, leaves as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 75 and goalkeeper Itzel Gonzalez, who was the heart and soul of the defense, leaves as arguably one of the best, if not the best, netminder in school history. Waiting in the wings next season on the offensive side will be junior forward Carolina Ornelas, who is currently third on the all-time scoring list, and Castillo, who scored 15 goals this season. “When you lose two seniors like Itzel and Jasmine… what they have brought to the program is tremendous,” Marquez said. “[Jasmine] will be missed and I know we still have Caro and hopefully Caro can pick up the slack next year.”

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He has experience as a four-year starter. He puts a great presence back there.” On the other side of the field, the Eagles have gone through five coaches, including co-coaches for two seasons, since their last trip to the playoffs. Glenn began the season 0-4-3 and only six goals including a 0-2 start in league play but turned it around to grab the league’s third automatic playoff berth. This past Tuesday, the Eagles edged Burbank 2-1 in overtime thanks to a 93rd minute goal from junior forward Abraham Hinojosa. It was Glenn’s first playoff win in school history in just the program’s fourth playoff game. The Eagles had been outscored 5-2 in their previous three playoff games. The other goal against Burbank came in the 14th minute from junior midfielder Roberto Orozco. “When we tied against Mountain View and lost to Garden Grove, he noticed that the kids had a lot of potential and we could still work and do good things this season,” said Glenn assistant coach Chris Romero. “We’ve been working hard and the progress of the kids…some have grown and some have fallen. But we’ve been working and staying constant.”

Cerritos College Drops Game 79-51 to L.A. Harbor By Phillip Okoff With both freshmen and sophomore guard Anthony Holiday and Kierre Beverly scoring double digits, the Cerritos College men’s basketball team was unable to get the win over LA Harbor College, losing 79-51 in their Feb 10 game. “I though Holiday, Kierre, (Jeremey) Chadwell, and other players gave us good baskets and great runs at the beginning of the game but we were unable to get the victory,” Cerritos College head coach Russ May said. During the first half, Cerritos was able to get an early 10-4 lead with sophomore guard Jeremy Chadwell was able to shoot two three-point jumpersWith L.A. Harbor getting rebounds over the Falcons, Harbor was about to cut the deficit to only to two, and eventually was able to take back the lead. The Seahawks was able to pull a double-digit lead with 6:30 left, and was able to maintain it for the

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CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 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 28, 2012, to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following item(s): Case No. 2012-02

Design Review 11562 186th Street

Eric Fan, 17702 Stark Ave, Cerritos CA 90703 A request for design review approval to remove the existing pool and replace it with a patio trellis/outdoor picnic area and proposed exterior façade improvements at the front entry of the existing apartment complex for the property located at 11562 186th Street in the Multiple Family Residential (M-R) Zone. Resolution No. 2012-02P Case No. 2012-03

Design Review 12156 South Street

Cotti Foods Corporation (Fred Cook), 29889 Santa Margartia Parkway, Racho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 A request for design review approval for a minor addition to an existing Taco Bell fast food restaurant and exterior/interior tenant improvements with proposed signage for the business for the property located at 12156 South Street in the Commercial General (C-G) Zone. Resolution No. 2012-03P Case No. 2012-04

Design Review 17314 Pioneer Boulevard

Signtech Electrical Advertising (Steve Therriault), 4444 Federal Blvd, San Diego, CA 92102 A request for design review approval for the proposed wall signs for Chase Bank for the property located at 17314 Pioneer Boulevard in the Commercial Planned Development (C-P-D) Zone. Resolution No. 2012-04P Case No. 2012-05

Code Amendment City Wide

City of Artesia, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia CA 90701 A request for approval of a Code Amendment to amend the Artesia Municipal Code (AMC) amending the existing sign regulation within the City of Artesia. Resolution No. 2012-05P Case No. 2012-06

Code Amendment City Wide

City of Artesia, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia CA 90701 A request for approval of a Code Amendment to amend the Artesia Municipal Code (AMC) amending the zoning code to include new regulations and procedures for outdoor displays. Resolution No. 2012-06P 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 17, 2012

Okina Dor, Redevelopment and Planning Director

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 2/17/12 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 110131702 Title Order No. 11-0111521 Investor/ Insurer No. 1694336483 APN No. 7014-022010 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/10/2003. 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 FLORENTINO L SALAZAR AND AMPARO H SALAZAR, TRUSTEES OF THE SALAZAR REVOCABLE TRUST DATED 12/23/1999, dated 12/10/2003 and recorded 2/6/2004, as Instrument No. 04 0281156, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/15/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom 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: 11447 E STAPLETON CT, 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 $200,796.39. 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: 02/11/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 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# FNMA4187565 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. CA10-408965-EV Order No.: 100737491-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/2/2007. 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): DENNIS CANON AND STARR CANON , HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/23/2007 as Instrument No. 20072396578 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/12/2012 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $416,088.90 The purported property address is: 16136 CRYSTAL CREEK LN, CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessor's Parcel No. 7010-005-005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 4198008 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. CA08-210942-TC Order No.: 080064417-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/25/2005. 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. 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): MARIA P. GONZALES, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 8/8/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1881822 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/12/2012 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $819,662.32 The purported property address is: 10803 166TH ST, CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessor's Parcel No. 7016-026-032 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 4195305 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA10-381987-VF Order No.: 557516 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/13/2008. 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 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): HEE SOOK WOO, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 3/19/2008 as Instrument No. 20080468033 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $527,366.93 The purported property address is: 13433 PALM PL, CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7006-026-007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-10-381987-VF IDSPub #0022192 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012 T.S. No. 11-16403 APN: 7024-006010 Loan No. 1002918612 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/7/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: LEE PFEFFER, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Law Offices Of Les Zieve Deed of Trust recorded 6/13/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1294799 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:3/12/2012 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $679,174.71 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 18921 BELSHIRE AVENUE CERRITOS, California 90703 Described as follows: PARCEL A IN THE CITY CERRITOS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 3657, FILED IN BOOK 43, PAGE 63 OF PARCEL MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. A.P.N #.: 7024-006-010 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.

Dated: 2/15/2012 Law Offices of Les Zieve, as Trustee 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 _________________________________ Christine O'Brien, Trustee Sale Officer

TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11476940-AL Order #: 996655 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/15/2007. 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): MARILOU T. ABRANTES, A SINGLE PERSON Recorded: 3/23/2007 as Instrument No. 20070665344 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/9/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $342,962.86 The purported property address is: 12422 DAWN LANE CERRITOS, CA 90703-2833 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7012-002-095 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0021304 2/17/2012 2/24/2012 3/2/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 110118039 Title Order No. 11-0098230 Investor/ Insurer No. 0132272375 APN No. 7034-021018 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/11/2005. 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." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RANDOLPH A DE GALA AND MARIA DIVINA A DE GALA HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, dated 11/11/2005 and recorded 11/21/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2818033, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/15/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom 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: 17919 SAN GABRIEL AVE., 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 $812,026.39. 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: 01/18/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 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# 4196419 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012

T.S. No. 09-03056 APN: 7171-029029 Loan No. 70245956 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: JOEL A CRUZ AND CHONA B CRUZ HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust recorded 6/2/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1211072 in book ----, page ---- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:3/9/2012 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $531,666.29 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5339 COLDBROOK AVE LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 Described as follows: LOT 235 OF TRACT NO. 16218, IN THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 375, PAGES 33 TO 36 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. A.P.N #.: 7171-029-029 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale Specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Dated: 02/07/2012 Western Progressive, LLC as Trustee By Law Offices of Les Zieve, as agent 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 _________________________________ Carolyn Crutsinger, Trustee Sale Officer

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GERALD H. PERRY AKA GERALD HENRY PERRY, GERALD H. PERRY III, GERALD HENRY PERRY III AKA GERALD PERRY CASE NO. BP133016 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of GERALD H. PERRY AKA GERALD HENRY PERRY, GERALD H. PERRY III, GERALD HENRY PERRY III AKA GERALD PERRY. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DANIELLE M. PERRY in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DANIELLE M. PERRY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/14/12 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 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 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 PAMELA S. GRESSIER - #140353 DUARTE, GRESSIER & MENEZES, LLP 17215 STUDEBAKER RD. STE 240 CERRITOS CA 90703 2/17, 2/24, 3/2/12 CNS-2260934# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS

2012011688 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Chang Ha America 10900 183rd St. Cerritos, Ca., 90703. The following business is conducted as a individual. The registrant has not began to transact business. /S/ Phil Ahn The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 1/20/2012 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 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24/12

2012011688 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Chang Ha America 10900 183rd St. Cerritos, Ca., 90703. The following business is conducted as a individual. The registrant has not began to transact business. /S/ Phil Ahn The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 1/20/2012 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 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24/12


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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11-0133855 Title Order No. 11-0113052 Investor/Insurer No. 120278680 APN No. 7056-018027 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/03/2005. 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." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ALBERTO LOBARBIO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/03/2005 and recorded 11/18/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2801308, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 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: 12323 VIARNA STREET, CERRITOS, CA, 907037729. 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 $530,860.37. 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: 02/08/2012 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# 4193459 02/10/2012, 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 110132772 Title Order No. 11-0111988 Investor/ Insurer No. 4000837388 APN No. 7168-022-019 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/06/2006. 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 EVELYN LAVENIA DIAZ, A SINGLE WOMAN AND EMILIO LUIS ROBLES, A SINGLE MAN, AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/06/2006 and recorded 6/9/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-1271778, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/12/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 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: 6033 PENNSWOOD AVENUE, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90712. 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 $546,955.57. 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: 02/16/2012 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# 4189737 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012, 03/02/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11032965 Loan No. 0081259608 Title Order No. 110512501CABFI APN 7056016008 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED November 23, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 1, 2012, at 11:00 AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on December 3, 2007, as Instrument No. 20072641216 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: CICERO H. MALILAY, A SINGLE PERSON, as Trustor, in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, NA., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 12224 ECKLESON PLACE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $570,705.97 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 02/06/2012 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 11000 Olson Drive Ste 101 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 9166360114 Rozalyn Tudor Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 ASAP# 4191613 02/10/2012, 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11-0131057 Title Order No. 11-6-122831 Investor/Insurer No. 91875684 APN No. 7056-002012 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/04/2005. 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." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ANIL T. DESAI AND SONAL A DESAI, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/04/2005 and recorded 4/18/2005, as Instrument No. 05 0886569, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 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: 19502 SOUTH RAINBOW COURT, CERRITOS AREA, 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 $489,921.05. 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: 02/08/2012 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# 4184086 02/10/2012, 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012

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T.S. No. 09-10435-11 Loan No. 7092768394 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE A copy of California Civil Code Section 2923.54 (SB 7) declaration is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: DEBORAH RILEY, A SINGLE WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION Recorded 03/31/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0688441 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 3/2/2012 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $869,259.14, estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 13150 ROSE STREET , CERRITOS, CA 90703 A.P.N.: 7027-005-003 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 0910435-11. 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: 2/2/2012 THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Phone: (949) 720-9200 Foreclosure Dept. Fax (949) 608-0130 Foreclosure Department (949) 720-9200 Sale Information Only: (714) 573-1965 www.priorityposting. com Renae C. Murray, Foreclosure Manager 09-10435-11 DECLARATION TO NOTICE OF SALE AS REQUIRED BY CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 (1) The mortgage loan servicer (_X_) has (__) has not [check one] obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is filed. (2) The timeframe for giving notice of sale as specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 (__) does (_X_) does not [check one] apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Stephen Lee Signature Stephen Lee Print Your Name Contract Mgf. Coor Print Your Title OCWEN Loan Servicing, LLC P921436 2/10, 2/17, 02/24/2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-392378-VF Order #: 598979 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/26/2004. 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): YEON SOOK PAK A/K/A YEON S. PAK, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 4/1/2004 as Instrument No. 04-0787092 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/17/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $221,488.50 The purported property address is: 19618 BOUMA AVE CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7050-014-008 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0020961 1/27/2012 2/3/2012 2/10/2012

COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • FEBRUARY 17, 2012 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JULIAN HAROLD MATTHEWS aka JULIAN H. MATTHEWS aka JULIAN MATTHEWS CASE NO. BP132876 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JULIAN HAROLD MATTHEWS aka JULIAN H. MATTHEWS aka JULIAN MATTHEWS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Julia Jean Bain in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Julia Jean Bain 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 actions.) 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 on March 5, 2012 at 8:30 A.M. in Dept. 9 located at: 111 N. Hill Street, 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 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 section 9100 of the California Probate Code. 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 formal 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. PETER A. SAHIN, SB# 222207 PAUL D. VELASCO, SB# 192421 Attorney for Petitioners Velasco Law Group, APC 100 W. Broadway, Suite 255 Long Beach, CA 90802 Reporter# 106843 Published in: Los Cerritos Community News Pub Dates: February 10, 17, 24, 2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS #: CA-08-192054-TC Order #: E846402 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/20/2005. 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. 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): HAROLD J. PERKINS, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 12/28/2005 as Instrument No. 05 3194389 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/5/2012 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $816,173.83 The purported property address is: 17727 ERIC AVENUE CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessor's Parcel No. 7034-011-053 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 (c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CAL. CIV. CODE SECTION 2923.5(b): The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follows: The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent has tried with due diligence to contact the borrower to discuss the borrower's financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure as required by Cal. Civ. Code Section 2923.5. Thirty days or more have elapsed since these due diligence efforts were completed. Date: 10/16/08 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908-4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 4192637 02/10/2012, 02/17/2012, 02/24/2012

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11-0120574 Title Order No. 11-0100303 Investor/Insurer No. 176417316 APN No. 7049-020014 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/26/2007. 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." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by EDWIN A CACERES, AND ZAIR Y CACERES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 07/26/2007 and recorded 8/1/2007, as Instrument No. 20071813712, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/23/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom 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: 11102 BERTHA PL, CERRITOS, CA, 907036421. 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 $730,036.34. 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: 01/21/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 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# 4164826 01/27/2012, 02/03/2012, 02/10/2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0127730 Title Order No. 11-0108470 APN No. 7028-010-031 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/31/2005. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by YUN JUNG HAN, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 10/31/2005 and recorded 11/23/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2857899, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 at 1:00PM, At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as de-scribed 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: 13512 CHARLWOOD CIRCLE, 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 prop-erty to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $625,943.32. 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 Finan-cial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or war-ranty, 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. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 02/08/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 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. FEI # 1006.152455 2/10, 2/17, 2/24/2012 Trustee Sale No.: 20110169803935 Title Order No.: 110285647 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 3/25/2008. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 04/01/2008 as Instrument No. 20080557328 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARIA YOLANDA IBARRA, 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: 2/23/2012 TIME OF SALE: 9:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOS ANGELESNORWALK, 13111 SYCAMORE DRIVE, NORWALK, CA 90650. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11207 BIGELOW STREET CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 APN#: 7049-001-015 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 $421,556.53. 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: AUCTION.COM, LLC ONE MAUCHLY IRVINE, CA 92618 800280-2832 NDEX West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 1/27/2012 NDEX 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. P919563 2/3, 2/10, 02/17/2012


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