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Large Housing Project at Alondra Center Set to be Approved

Relay for Life Raises Over $83,000

By Brian Hews The annual La Mirada Relay for Life was a huge success with more than 900 participants raising over $83,000 to fight cancer and contribute money to research. Original goals set by event leaders was 400 participants and $60,000, “We exceeded our most wildest estimates”, said Randy Hebron, who was also the top fundraiser earning over $2,300. More than 1,500 additional people showed up for the event, clogging lines around the twelve food trucks that showed up to help feed the participants. The staff at Home Depot con-

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Members of the La Mirada High School Key Club take time out from their duties at the La Mirada Relay For Life event held this past Saturday at Splash! Aquatic Center. Over 900 participants and 30 teams participated in the 24 hour event with the top three teams raising over $29,000.

Citizen Task Force Reviews City Infrastructure Needs

Addressing La Mirada’s aging infrastructure and the nearly $200-million needed to complete the improvements was discussed by the Citizen Task Force on City Finances and Operations at its third meeting on April 30. The City is currently facing the challenge of replacing many infrastructure items that have been in place for over 50 years. At the same time, there is no available funding to complete the improvements. Funding has diminished

in recent years as state and federal governments have reduced their support of local government. The State’s grab of more than $50 million in Redevelopment Agency funds has compounded the issue. “La Mirada faces the challenge of funding nearly $200-million of infrastructure improvements in future years,” says City Manager Tom Robinson. “La Mirada needs locally-controlled funds

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La Mirada Substitute Teacher Arrested for Lewd Acts on a Child By Randy Economy

Members of the task force listen intently about the city's infrastructure challenges.

After sitting vacant for more than eight years, the La Mirada City Council is expected to approve this month, a 41unit new housing project for the former Alondra Center, after the project was recently approved by the city’s Planning Commission. “We’re excited and ready to start swinging some hammers and moving some dirt,” said Brett Whitehead, president of Brandywine Homes who is

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau have arrested Taylor Welch, a 22 year old resident of La Mirada for posTaylor Welch sible felony lewd act on a minor child. In a statement to the media on Wednesday from LASD officials, detectives began the investigation on April 24, when notified by school officials about possible inappropriate contact between the teacher and the student. Sheriff’s investigators immediately began their investigation, which led to the suspect being relieved from his teaching duties by the school. Investigators have learned that the suspect, Welch, a substitute teacher

since September 2011, has only taught at Hutchinson Middle School in La Mirada. He met the 13-year old female victim in his classroom. He allegedly later found the her on Facebook in December, 2011. A friendship developed, allegedly leading to the unlawful exchange of sexually graphic photographs, live video feed and sexting messages between Welch and the child. Inappropriate personal contact also occurred in the classroom after class, said law enforcement. Welch was arrested Tuesday morning for felony Lewd Acts Upon a Child, 288(a) P.C. and Distributing Obscene Material to a Minor, 288.2 P.C. and is being held on $140,000.00 bail. Authorities were made aware of the situation when the victim showed photographs of the suspect, which were stored on her cell phone, to a friend. This led to a parent reporting the matter to school authorities who notified the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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CRIME SUMMARIES La Mirada Crime Summary April 23-29, 2012 Robbery: A robbery was reported on the 15200 block of Rosecrans Ave. A suspect was taken into custody. Aggravated Assault: An assault occurred near Foster Rd. and Marquardt Ave. A suspect, who is known to the victim, was taken into custody. Residential Burglary: Four burglaries were reported last week. An incident was reported on the 14700 block of Borego Dr. Unknown suspects entered the home through a bathroom window and took cash and jewelry. A burglary occurred on the 15100 block of Manzanares Rd. Entry was made through a bedroom window. Various elec-

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tronics were taken. An incident occurred on the 15800 block of Cobblestone Rd. Entry was made through a sliding door. Jewelry was taken. A burglary was reported on the 14900 block of Biola Ave. Unknown suspects entered the home through an unlocked sliding door. Other Structure Burglary: A burglary was reported on the 15600 block of Imperial Hwy. Cash was stolen from the office at the location. Vehicle Burglary: Four burglaries were reported the past week. A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 11700 block of Monticello Dr. A burglary was reported on the 16000 block of Formby Dr. A stereo/navigation system was stolen. A motorhome parked on the 14900 block of Firestone Blvd. was reported burglarized. A window smash burglary occurred on the 15700 block of Rosecrans Ave. A purse was taken from the vehicle. Grand Theft: A theft from a vehicle was reported on the 12100 block of Bluefield Ave. Miscellaneous items were taken. Tires were reported stolen from a truck parked on the 15400 block of Phoebe Ave. Two separate thefts were reported on the 15200 block of Rosecrans Ave. and the 16000 block of Heron Ave. The incidents are currently under investigation. A theft was reported from a garage on the 14900 block of Valeda Dr. Grand Theft Vehicle: A vehicle theft was reported on the 14700 block of Costa Mesa Dr. The vehicle was recovered several days later by the Long Beach Police Department.

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Residential burglaries increased from three to five last week. Two of the homes were entered via unlocked doors/windows, and three had sliding glass doors pried open. Jewelry was the only reported loss. The 2012 weekly average in residential burglaries is now 4.2. We remind residents to make an “exit check” each time they leave the home. Make sure that all doors and windows are secured, even if the weather is warm. Don’t present an opportunity for a burglar to enter your home with ease. When you return, you can “air out” the residence in a short period of time. This is a much safer practice than finding valuable property stolen when you get back. There were two “other structure”/ commercial burglaries investigated last week. A fitness center locker was burglarized where cell phones, a wallet, and ID were taken. A detached garage was entered through an unlocked door and stereo, bicycle, and GPS units were stolen. The 2012 weekly average in “other structure”/commercial burglaries is 1.3. Vehicle burglaries increased from 10 to 19 last week. Numerous reports were taken in the condo complex in the northeastern section of the City. Highvolume commercial parking lots were involved in 18. SUVs were involved in 10. Backpacks, cameras, cell phones, books, purses, wallets, clothes, cash, credit cards, and third-row seats (from SUVs) were reported stolen. The 2012 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 7.2. Think twice about the property you leave in your vehicle, and especially an SUV. If it is valuable and important to you, consider leaving it at home or taking it with you when you exit the vehicle. Valuable items left within the passenger compartment make it just too easy for the thief. Vehicle thefts remained at two last week, both of which occurred in highvolume commercial parking lots. A Honda and an SUV were stolen. The 2012 weekly average in vehicle thefts is now 4.1. There was no information to suggest that any of these vehicles were equipped with any type of anti-theft device. While transportation is a frequent cause of vehicle thefts, Hondas and Toyotas are often taken for parts. Consider a steering wheel locking device that serves as a good visual deterrent.

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The Older American Nominee of Norwalk Gives Light, Inspiration to the Community By Rico Dizon

Randy Economy Photo Alberta Luna, 80, was recognized Tuesday by the Norwalk City Council for being the "Older American Nominee” for the City of Norwalk for the year 2012.

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f you see an elderly lady making the rounds at Norwalk Certified Farmers Market she is not actually shopping for something to bring home. She is in fact making sure that the vegetables, fruits and flowers that the vendors cater to the public are in season. This, she performs to a T as a volunteer-inspector in this weekly event at Norwalk. And mind you, her track record in volunteerism will put to shame individuals 50 years her junior. Her name is Alberta Luna, 80, and she is the Older American Nominee for the City of Norwalk for the year 2012. Endorsed by the Norwalk Senior Commission, Luna was formally recognized and presented with a plaque of appreciation for her outstanding contribution in volunteerism by City Mayor Cheri Kelley and her fellow councilmembers at the council meeting on May 1, amid thundering applause from the audience and city officials present. She is a 55-year resident in the City and her track record in building a family is equally amazing: six children, 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. In conjunction with the Older American Month first declared by President John Kennedy in May 1963 to call attention to the senior citizens in the country which is more than 34 million to date, Luna is one of several other nominees in the cities of Los Angeles County Fourth District who will be honored with a luncheon to be hosted by District Supervisor Don Knabe in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults on May 30, 2012 at the Kenneth Hanh Hall of Administration near downtown LA. Luna’s shining record as a volunteer, in addition to the above, spans 10 to 15 years and includes the following: helps at the Information Desk at the City of Norwalk Courthouse; assists in ushering during cadets graduation rites for the Norwalk Sheriff Department; ushers every Sunday at St Linus Church in Norwalk; active member, Golden Age Club and Alondra Senior Club; works in voting polls in the City of Norwalk and participates in the City’s annual Angel Tree Project. The Older American Nominee for the City of Norwalk was first recommended by her friend Esther Alejandro, said Norwalk Social Services Manager Veronica Garcia. With her very tight volunteer schedule, do not count her out for recreation— every Monday and Friday when she plays Bingo, added Yvette Kizziar, office assistant at the Norwalk Senior Commission.


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waiian Gardens?” Not much, “ I said. At the last city council meeting the council majority voted to censure Barry Bruce for violations regarding his conduct at city council meeting and not following council procedures and decorum previously approved by the council. The censure was requested by the vice president of the union.” At the council’s Apr. 10 meeting.” “Any fireworks?” he asked. “Well, Bruce wasn’t to happy. He responded, apologized for some of his previous actions but accused the council of taking orders from the union.” “What do you think?” he asked. “I don’t believe that,” I replied. “However, its no secret the union supported Mayor Gomez and Mayor Pro Tem Victor Farfan in the last election.” “What happens now?” he asked. “All five council members need to work together. They’ll have their skirmishes, and I’m sure both side are making plans for the next election in two years. There’s already been some skirmishes.” My Friend From Fruitcake, Florida looked at me. “How many seats are up?” he asked. “Three,” I answered. “ They include Barry Bruce, Reynaldo Rodriguez, and Michi Oyama-Canada..” “Are they all running for re-election?”

he asked. “The word on the street is Bruce and Rodriguez will seek re-election. OyamaCanada is unknown at this time.” “You know,” he began. A few years ago in Fruitcake we had a similar situation. Fortunately, the people were smart enough and elected two new members to the council who believed in the future of Fritcake and threw the “rascals” out.” Just as quickly, he changed the subject. Have you heard or seen our friend VAL LYNDER, DEFENDER OF ALL THAT IS TRUE, recently.” “As a matter of fact I have.,” I answered. “What’s she been up to?” “Well, she gets riled up about the state and how the legislature and governor have caused more problems for local government by eliminating the state’s Redevelopment Agencies in their effort to grab millions of dollars that was slated for local redevelopment projects in order to balance the state budget. She’s also beginning to look at some of the candidates running for election in the June primary,. I expect she will march in here anytime and want to know more about the candidates and why they are running for office. My Friend from Fruitcake, Florida looked at me. “Hmmm,” he replied. What else.”

“I looked at him for a moment and said, “ she’s also taken an interest in a planned education trip for some 24 students to Washington D.C. by Fedde Middle School in Hawaiian Gardens.” “What’s the problem? “They need to raise approximately $30,000 more to help pay for the trip and defray” the cost to the student’s parents. “How are they doing.?” “To date, the fundraisers held by the students, the PTSA, a $7,000 donation by the City of Hawaiian Gardens they’ve raised close to @20,000. The total cost is about $49,000. The principal told me she has discussed the finances with the parents and they are determined, if necessary, to pay the balance out of their own pockets. They’re seeking additional donations, but time is running out. The trip is scheduled for June 25-29.” “You know,” he said, “With the economy being what it is, that’s a lot of money.” “My understanding,” I said, “is the trip has been in the making for the past year. I believe everyone felt them money would be raised in that time.” “Well, he said, “I wish them luck.” With that he got up from his chair and turning to face me, said, “Tell VAL LYNDER I said hello.”

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small businesses. Though this concept can be seen as unconscionable by many poverty right advocates we must also take into account the actions of the local government that is entrusted with protecting its residents. Most pro-gentrification municipalities would not designate valuable resources to educate their residents and provide programs that not only enrich their residents’ lives but help them achieve their full potential. Is not the job of a responsible city government to work tirelessly towards providing their residents a community with high property values where every resident can unequivocally be described as a member of the middle class? Or do we want a poverty stricken populous that lacks the intellect to make responsible decisions thus falling prey to the fallacies and empty promises of ego driven, power hungry bullies. Mr. Bruce sees Hawaiian Gardens’ residents as a flock of the sheep that need to be led as he sees fit. While the city council majority led by Mayor Gomez see residents as unique individuals who are intelligent and hardworking that want to make their community a better place. Hawaiian Gardens is a city that wants to improve the lives of its residents and believes in collective achievements. Keep in mind that our Mayor cannot be considered a member of the privileged class. Mayor Gomez is the son of a farm worker who raised his family while running a small pool cleaning business. Mike Gomez understands the daily struggles of the common worker. He would never displace low-income families, because after all he was once one of them. With a mayor who understands what it feels like to struggle financially and rise above adversity how can anyone accuse his city government of ruthless gentrification? Mr. Bruce accuses the Los Cerritos Community News of printing lies and advocating a secret agenda. I have been a weekly subscriber of the Los Cerritos Community News for over 2 years and read their online and print editions daily. I am also a loyal reader the Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Press Telegram, and Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications. I can confidently say that Los Cerritos Community News is one of most unbiased and balanced. Though they make editorial considerations about what stories to print and pursue that I sometimes disagree with, I can always count on impartial and unprejudiced reporting. Excluding the editorial section, I have nev-

er read an article in the Los Cerritos News that spins the issues or advocates a certain agenda. I challenge Mr. Bruce to prove me wrong and show me such an article. For Mr. Bruce to accuse the Los Cerritos News of publishing lies is preposterous and is evidence that he does not read the Community News or any other reputable periodical. It is clear that Mr. Bruce only consider news outlets that portray him in a positive light as the ones that are fair and balanced. I guess he’s still looking for that newspaper. Best of Luck to him! Mr. Bruce accuses Hawaiian Gardens’ city employees of being corrupt and lazy. Hawaiian Gardens’ city employees are some of the hardest working government employees I have interacted with. From managerial/supervisory staff to the common but very important maintenance worker, I have yet to encounter a city employee who does not take their job seriously and understands the important role they play in making Hawaiian Gardens a strong and vibrant community. Each department understands their role and makes every effort to provide the best service they can. One of those outstanding departments is the City Clerk’s office managed by city clerk Sue Underwood and assistant city clerk Lucy Colombo. Mrs. Underwood and Mrs. Colombo have always provided me and others with knowledgeable and timely service and even though we have had our disagreements in the past I know that I can trust them to make competent and judicious decisions. I have witnessed them refuse Christmas presents from well-intentioned seniors in our community because they thought it would be inappropriate in their capacity. They have done and continue to do their jobs with the highest moral character and any accusation of impropriety can only be met with justifiable skepticism. I can categorically fill a book with all the reasons why Mr. Bruce’s arguments and discourse are wrong, unsubstantiated or lack irrefutable evidence. However, one cannot waste such precious time on such a trifle and unimportant bully like Barry Bruce. There is only one thing I want Hawaiian Gardens’ residents to consider. Are you animals to be led by Barry Bruce to the slaughter? Or are you a unique individual who thinks for themselves and act according to your own conscious and moral character. The choice is ultimately yours. Daniel Rowe

Barry Bruce: Our Lord & Savior ??? Like a breath of fresh of air, it is refreshing to see the Hawaiian Gardens City Council take appropriate action against an out-of-control member of city government. Hawaiian Gardens has been inundated with arguments from both sides, for and against censuring Mr. Bruce. Yet, we have not been able to pull back the curtain and thoroughly examine Mr. Bruce’s claims of corruption and municipal malfeasance. Mr. Bruce is a master of using fallacies and the art of verbal illusion to beguile the public. His bombastic approach to problem solving is testament to his megalomaniacal tendencies. It is time to pull back that curtain and take a look at how his statements are in fact the words of a depraved mind that through seeking absolute, unquestionable, and unchecked power has lost his way from the higher goal of making his community a better place. Mr. Bruce stated that he is against gentrification. Gentrification defined: is the buying and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper- or middle-income families or individuals, thus improving property values but often displacing low-income families and

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reviews every application for accuracy, to confirm most recent test scores and standards before advising schools if they have passed the initial evaluation. Once the schools are notified of the evaluation, the CDE sends committee members to each school for a site evaluation. During the visit, the CDE committee establishes first hand that the information provided in the application is what actually takes place at that school site. At Carver Academy, the students were advised that visitors would be in the classrooms to observe. Some the students were ambassadors for their classroom, eager to show the committee members their daily routine and the work they have completed. Others participated by presenting projects they created for the science fair, and others showed off the skills they learned in their special interest cluster classes. Committee members com-

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Cerritos Council Honors Gahr High Teacher

A Proclamation of Recognition was presented to Gahr High School social science teacher Patrick Gordon by Mayor Jim Edwards in behalf of the city council at its Apr. 23 meeting. Gordon was recipient of the James Escalante AP Award by the Western Regional Office of the College Board. The award was presented to him at the College Board Western Regional Forum in Las Vegas Feb. 27. The awards was established in 2011 to recognize an individual whose contributions have demonstrated passion, dedication and knowledge to help students in the Western Region succeeded in and have access to Advanced Placement classes. With Gordon at the presentation were Gahr, teachers Miguel Canales, Martin Henryand Gahr Principal Gina Zietlow.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR La Mirada Lamplighter a Bad Idea Dear Editor: I want to go on the record. I think La Mirada having a weekly newspaper that reaches every home in La Mirada is a good thing. But MY opinion is that when a paper has "La Mirada" in the title and the articles and advertisers are mostly about other city's news or promoting people to go to businesses outside of La Mirada' tax base that is not such a good thing. But I can understand it's a necessary evil when you are first getting started. But, it has been 14 weeks. I think an 8 pager with just LM news and advertisers would be better. It's my opinion that resurrecting the LM Lamplighter was a bad idea. I know you keep referencing Morgan every chance you get, and Dick Hurley is a hero of mine. But at the end of the day (respectfully) she is a daughter of the main employee of the Lamplighter. Mr. Hurley didn't own the rights to the name, but publisher Fred Olson did until he sold it. Again this is only my opinion. Now of course I could write an opinion titled "La Mirada Lamplighter a Trojan Horse for more Cerritos Sales Tax" And then to write a letter to the city council demanding that every board member of the LM Chamber resign was just over the top. Editor's Note: the Lamplighter only asked that President of the La Mirada Chamber Ms. Ellis, Director Mr. Ross, and Board Member Ms. Cruz resign for conflict of interest. Demian Ross Executive Director La Mirada Chamber of Commerce

LM Chamber Bully Tactics Dear Editor:

Mirada in 2003. I joined the Chamber of commerce shortly thereafter to support the community. The downturn in the economy curtailed my ability to continue that support and 2 years ago I did not renew my membership. Demian Ross contacted me and explained that the membership contract demanded a 90 day notice before withdrawing and threatened a small claims action against my company. My joining of this chamber predated Mr. Ross's tenure and in response I asked for a copy of the supposed contract that he claimed I was bound by. A no quit contract seems to be the vehicle Mr. Ross uses to maintain membership and by association must be endorsed by chamber leadership. Any fool who would submit themselves to a no quit contract must evaluate their customers as equal fools. I view a chamber membership as an incentive to shop elsewhere. Name on file Sent in by email

Thanks for supporting the Friends of the La Mirada Library Dear Editor: Just a note of appreciation for the recent articles in the La Mirada Lamplighter about our upcoming FOL Book Sale. Since our sole purpose is to raise funds to support our local library, we don't have an advertising budget (we exist "on a shoestring"). The Lamplighter articles really help to publicize this semi-annual event. Thank you for your support in this way. We are encouraging our members to read your newspaper each week and we wish you success. Sincerely. Cathy Ferrin Vice President, Ways & Means

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Ebell Club Thanks Lamplighter Publisher Dear Mr. Hews: The members of La Mirada Ebell Club would like to express their sincere gratitude to the La Mirada Lamplighter for its generous publication of Ebell’s recent fundraising activities. The notification that appeared in your newspaper helped to simulate attendance at these events. Ebell’s primary purpose is the funding of college academic scholarships to deserving La Mirada High School seniors. The proceeds from Ebell’s fundraisers go directly to the scholarship program and to donations to other La Mirada charitable organizations. Your generous contribution of Lamplighter space makes it possible for Ebell to maximize its funding of this scholarship program. It is with heartfelt t hanks that we express our gratitude. Sincerely, Cheri Collin, President

Automobile dealerships, clothing stores, significant variety stores, department stores, etc. are located in the communities that surround us, but they are not to be found in the community we love. We read about La Mirada needing more income. We also read that the average age of a La Mirada resident is in the mid thirties. Those folks are going to be around for awhile and they’ll need goods and services for a number of years. Perhaps it’s time a number of the vacant areas around town become decorated with tax-paying commerce, rather than crumbling asphalt and dry weeds. Jim Roberts La Mirada

The opinions expressed by the writers do not necessarily represent the views of this newspaper. Letters can be sent to: lmlamplighter@gmail.com. Mail to PO Box 788, Artesia, Ca 90701 We reserve the right to edit for length and grammar.

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Dear Editor: Our family has lived in La Mirada and watched it grow for the past 44 years. In all that time, the only money we’ve spent within the city limits has been basically limited to groceries, gasoline, hair care, smog checks and an occasional meal. Why? There is neither an uptown nor a downtown and the roster of big name retailers could fit on the back of a single, standard-size business card. Like so many other La Mirada residents, we end up doing most of our large ticket purchasing in Whittier, La Habra, Cerritos, Brea and elsewhere.

HEWS MEDIA GROUP 1-800-901-7211 Email: lmlamplighter@gmail.com Phone 562.407.3873 P.O. Box 788, Artesia CA. 90701 EDITOR JERRY BERNSTEIN ONLINE EDITOR/REPORTER RANDY ECONOMY STAFF WRITERS LOREN KOPFF-SPORTS EDITOR TONY AIELLO GLEN CREASON PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER BRIAN HEWS Los Cerritos Community News and La Mirada Lamplighter is published weekly and delivered to Artesia, Cerritos and surrounding communities. Los Cerritos Community News has been established as a newspaper of general circulation in Los Angeles County. Based on this legal status we are eligible to publish Legal Notices and Fictitious Business Name Statements. Published and copyrighted by Eastern County Newspaper Group, Inc. Reproduction in whole or part of any material in the Community News without permission of the publisher is prohibited. ©2012

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#3-Team "Big O" raised over $7,000. #1-Team "In Memory of the Bob's" raised over $11,000. structed and donated a sign that was on the hill overlooking the Relay. It was four 4'x8' light boxes with opaque cups spelling the word HOPE that was lit up during the tear-filled luminaria ceremony. In Memory of the Bob’s raised over $11,000 top fundraisers were Nancy Whitney $703.75 , Jeanette Jenkins $930.00 , Kate Abad $280.00, Megan Abad $169.00, Vicki Brogan $275.00, Ronny Dawson $110.00, and Larry Dietz $100.00. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for Life's raised over $10,500, at time of publications individual fundraising totals were not available. Team Big O was third razing over $7,000. Top earners were Joseph Manai $200.00 Norma Arvayo $25.00 Rosario Bernal $925.00 Anabel Cabre-

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A Place In The Son-A Walk 2 Remember Captain: Daniel Sanchez Beth Shalom Family Captain: Jacob Burroughs Big O Captain: Joseph Manai Bolt For A Cure Captain: Emily Ortiz Bruins 4 Life Captain: Courteney Cosso Cheers for More Years Captain: Brandi Zoellner City of La Mirada Captain: Vaniah De Rojas F.R.I.E.N.D.S. for Life Captain: Staci Paul Faith Walkers Captain: Lisa Tapia IN MEMORY OF THE BOBS Captain: Nancy Whitney In Memory of the Brothers Herbon Captain: Marla Madrid Knockers Captain: Norina Rosales L.ots O.f L.ove 4 the people we love Captain: Yvette Sims La Mirada Kiwanis Captain: David Constantine LMHS National Honor Society Captain: Julia Hernandez One Team, One Mission

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Continued from page 1 that are protected from State takes to fix streets, roads, storm drains, and sewers before they deteriorate further and become even more expensive to repair.” The City’s engineering consultant identified some $67,250,193 in costs for repairing streets, adding storm drains, replacing damaged curb, gutter, and sidewalk, updating traffic signals, performing maintenance on sewers and bridges, and maintaining City parks and buildings. These costs are in 2012 dollars and are expected to grow over time. Another $126,932,899 in costs was also identified for replacing privately owned boundary block walls along major and secondary streets, undergrounding overhead utilities at busy intersections, and adding streetlights. These items are not currently owned by the City, but they significantly impact property values and the community environment. The Task Force is reviewing the City’s finances and operations, developing alternatives for funding the City’s infrastructure and operational needs, and identifying ways for ensuring local control of local revenues. The Task Force will submit their findings and recommendations to the City Council in June. The 29-member City Council-appointed Task Force is led by Chairman Ron Boatright and Vice-Chairman Paul Brown. Members include: Mary Abbott, Phillip Bracey, Rebecca Cline, Jennifer Cole-Gutierrez, Jeff Duhamel,

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Continued from page 1 Dr. Ruth Perez, Superintendent of Schools for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District told the La Mirada Lamplighter that Welch has not worked at any other schools in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District in the past. “We are in full cooperation with law enforcement officials as they continue their investigation,” Perez said this morning. “Because this is under investigation, we can provide no further comment at this time,” she said. Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau detectives believe it is possible there are additional victims and urge anyone who may have been a victim to contact investigators. If you have any information please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at 1-877-710-5273 (LASD) or specialvictims@lasd.org. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http:// lacrimestoppers.org

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Mr. Welch, you idiot. You were such a good teacher had such potential but now I am particularly scared at the fact that I had you as a teacher… My daughter had this guy as a substitute teacher and when I met him I couldn’t believe he was teaching because he looked like a middle school student. Wow who can we trust? Very scary! Can’t believe this hit so close to home. I love you Mr.welch!! Wow he was so nice to everyone. Well, I have to say this was definitely unexpected. Mr. Welch was loved by the whole school, we all thought he was awesome and this is a shocker. I think he’s not the kind of person who would do this, he was so nice to everyone. I, again, can’t believe this happened especially since he’s a very nice sub (I’ve had him a lot as a sub) and would never do this. Mr.Welch , you were an AWESOME teacher and I cry when I hear you went to jail. I would never imagine you doing this , you were my buddy/homie. We talked all the time and I thought you were chill. But I guess I was wrong. you still are the best teacher I ever had….. This sucks, Taylor. Really. We went to school together, and it’s spreading around CBU like wild fire. It’s funny

because you went after so many girls at our school, and I knew you really well and know that you just have issues with being alone… but this is sad Tay. Praying for your road sir. God humbles us.... A close friend of mine, always encouraging me in my faith and to do my best. We are all devastated. No one could have predicted something this heart breaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected, including his own.

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to loitering, vandalism and public safety concerns. The overall condition of the center negatively impacted the aesthetics of the City” In 2005, the decline of the housing market led to a failed attempt to develop the property. The two-story homes of the Orchards housing project will vary from 1,995 sq. ft. to 2,720 sq. ft. and will range from $400,000 to $500,000. How do you feel about the new development being a closed-gate community? E-mail us your opinion at lmlamplighter@gmail.com EBELL from page 9 Ebell co-chairs Doris Thompson and Susan Cable, and Gerry Gandolfo, L.M. High School College and Career Counselor, were tasked with culling this foursome from the many qualified students in contention for the annual awards. Providing high school students with educational funding has been Ebell’s major goal since the mid1950’s, said Cheri Collin, president. Members host several Club-sponsored events each year while assisting with City-sponsored functions. Next on the docket is the laying of a wreath on Memorial Day at Olive Lawn Memorial Park and financially supporting La Mirada Symphony and LMHS Safe Graduation Night events. Women interested in community service may phone Lorrie Larson, 714 521-2561, for membership information. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September – June. The Club is dark in July and August.


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ABC Adult Education School received a $20,000 donation to facilitate AP foreign language exams ,The donation was made by Cerritos High School parent Mei Yen Chang. Making the presentation was ABC School Board President Olympia Chen, With her are Cerritos Principal Janice Peterson, and Adult School Principal Dr. Pao-Ling Guo. Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu said the donation fills an unmet need to provide greater access for students to take advanced placement tests and certain foreign languages. It will provide testing sites at the adult school as opposed to off-campus sites. It will also provide other certified program testing at the school for ABC students. Dr, Sieu said Mei Yen Chang felt very strongly about the need to provide access to promote foreign languages Board Chair Olympia Chen, upon presenting Chang with the Certificate of Appreciation, said many of our students who take language courses do not qualify to take the AP test, but there are sufficient number of students to take the AP test . With your donation we will be able to facilitate these tests on campus.

Artesia Boulevard Corridor Plan Wins Award

Norwalk City Mayor Cheri Kelley announced the holding of the Energy Upgrade Workshop designed to help homeowners improve the comfort in their homes and save through increase energy and water efficiency on May 24 at the Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex, 13000 Clarkdale Ave., from 6:30 to 8:00 in the evening. Green industry experts and participating contractors will teach attendees and answer questions on how to save in home maintenance expenses, increase home comfort and improve health and air quality in their respective dwellings during the one hour and 30-minute workshop. Sponsored by City of Norwalk, Los Angeles County and Energy Upgrade CA, workshop participants are expected to benefit from rebate coupons worth $200 and drawing of $300 vouchers after completing the comprehensive home energy upgrade assessment. For more information about the workshop, interested parties are requested to call (877) 785-2237 to RSVP.

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CERRITOS SOFTBALL SEEKING FIRST OUTRIGHT LEAGUE TITLE IN DOZEN YEARS 2000

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2012

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2012 PRIMARY STARTING LINEUP

31-2 12-0 98 9 163 9 8 1 46 49 26 15 1 .230 0.17

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18-4 9-1 200 73 260 38 9 10 13 63 12 13 1 .390 2.22

JESSICA van der LINDEN (SR) (20-2, 0.08 earned run average, 293 strikeouts, 10 walks) (.379 average, 33 hits, 15 runs batted in)

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JENNIFER ISERI (FR) • (11-2, 1.78 ERA, 108 strikeouts) KAYLILANI MINAMI (JR) • (4-0, 2.56 ERA, 34 strikeouts)

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HEATHER CAMERON (FR) • (.323, 19 runs, 13 RBI)

(.239, 21 hits, 10 RBI, three triples) • NICOLE MADDOX (SR)

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MIKI OKAZAKI (JR) • (.349, 16 runs, 14 RBI, five doubles)

(.253, 22 hits, 10 runs scored, nine RBI) • JULIE HOSHIZAKI (SR)

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DRIANNA DRULIAS (SR) • (Two at-bats, flex player 14 times)

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ALYSSA MARQUEZ (SR)• (.320, 17 runs)

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t seemed like yesterday when Nichole Maddox slammed a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning against host Thousand Oaks to send the Cerritos softball team into the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division II finals for the third straight season. But that happened on May 30, 2000. And it seemed like yesterday when Jessica van der Linden was fighting off a pulled rib cage injury to pitch brilliantly against Corona in the championship game, giving up three hits and striking out seven as the Lady Dons won their second straight title, a 4-1 decision. But that occurred on June 3, 2000. While Cerritos has aspirations of another CIF title, it is very much in the running for its first outright Suburban League crown since that historic 2000 season when the team went 31-2. Cerritos, the seventh ranked team in the Division II top 10 poll, will host 10th ranked La Mirada on Tuesday and wrap up the regular season at La Mirada on Thursday with the league title at stake. Cerritos has not swept the Matadores since, you guessed it, 2000. The Lady Dons have also not won on La Mirada’s field since that same season. Cerritos took a week off from league action this past week while Mayfair and La Mirada were facing each other. Entering this past week, La Mirada was 8-0 in the circuit followed by Cerritos (9-1) and Mayfair (7-1). The Lady Dons, who were 17-3 overall following a sweep of Norwalk last week and a victory over Rancho Alamitos in the Loara Tournament last Saturday, had a doubleheader against St. Joseph this past Wednesday.

(.257, 18 hits, seven RBI) • LAUREN JOHNSON (JR)

SHORT STOP

ERIN CLINTON (JR) • (.411, 18 runs, 26 RBI, three triples)

(.204, 11 hits, six sacrifices) • KRISTEN HILLSTEAD (SO)

LEFT FIELD

MADISON LEE (FR) • (.356, 17 RBI)

(.217, 15 hits, nine walks, 10 sacrifices) • ELISE CHUNG (SR)

CENTER FIELD

SARAH SMITH (SR) • (.519, 28 hits, 27 runs, 20 RBI, four home runs)

(.176 AVG, 12 hits) • CARRIE ICHIMURA (SR)

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ISERI • (.548, 34 hits, 20 RBI, four home runs, 10 walks)

ALL STATISTICS ARE REGULAR SEASON ONLY “For us, it’s a plus because we were able to schedule some later games, and then we couldn’t have gotten any better with the tournament being rained out and pushed back one week,” said Cerritos head coach Bob Medina. “Always on an off week, it’s very easy to lose focus or concentration. But we have a lot of games in between. No matter what, we have third place [at least], so we’re good. We just want to be able to be ready. We want to play competitive softball.” The 2000 and 2012 teams are somewhat similar, especially in the talent department, but there are several disparities. The one that stands out immediately is in the hitting department where the 2000 Lady Dons batted only .230 in the regular season. However, that team was built around stellar pitching, highlighted by Jessica van der Linden, who had an earned run average of 0.17 in the regular season and struck out 293 batters. She also led the team with a .379 batting average. Offensively, Cerritos was doing it with the small ball as it had 46 sacrifices and scored in double figures only twice. It was involved in 10 one-run games and eight two-run games. This season’s squad is ripping the cover off the ball thus far to the tune of a .390 average as 14 of the 17 players are batting at least .320. Three games have been decided by one run and the team has reached at least 10 runs nine times. This season’s team is built around youth with seven freshmen, along with four seniors while the championship team had nine seniors and no freshmen. “Almost every single one of them, I know who they are,” Medina said of the 2000 team. “I have a lot of respect for them. Their names are still up on the wall inside our storage bin and I don’t plan on ever

MINAMI • (.353, six doubles)

taking it down. To the community, they brought a whole bunch of good things and good softball competitiveness. They dedicated their time to represent the school. I do remember it well.” While Medina says the strength this year has been with the hitting, the pitching duo of junior Kaylilani Minami, last season’s league and Los Cerritos Community News All-Area Pitcher of the Year, and freshman Jennifer Iseri have combined to win 15 games and fan 142 batters. While their combined three shutouts doesn’t compare to the 17 that were thrown in 2000, those two alone are just as valuable as van der Linden was. “If I didn’t have a pitcher, we would probably not do as well as we are,” Medina said. “But I believe the strength is a combination of things. I think right now I could say hitting because we really focus on it all the time. People know that and we put a lot of numbers on the board. If we’re down by five, we’ll still probably come back and win. We have the opportunity if the innings allow us.” Iseri is picking up where Minami left off last season, posting 11 victories in 13 decisions with an ERA of 1.78. “Every year I see her maturing,” Medina said. “One day she’s going to be a great leader for this team and this program. With Kaylilani, you can’t say too much. She’s very solid. She keeps everything together. She’s a good mentor for Jen and Jen is learning everyday as a freshman.” The catching duo of freshmen Heather Cameron and Madison Lee sometimes do not play like freshmen. Cameron (.323) has started 14 games behind the dish while Lee (.356) tops the team with 73 at-bats. “Both of them have strong arms and a great ability to block like upperclassmen,”

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Gahr’s playoff dreams crushed again by Paramount By Loren Kopff

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ince 2009, the Gahr and Paramount softball teams have battled for third place and the final automatic playoff berth coming out of the San Gabriel Valley League. This past Monday afternoon, under overcast conditions, the Gladiators once again could not heat up in crunch time when the stakes were at their highest of the season. Host Gahr was limited to five hits and fell to the Pirates 11-1 in a game called after the sixth inning due to the mercy rule. Gahr dropped to 4-15 overall, 2-4 in the league and was all but eliminated from any chances of going to the postseason for the third straight season. Last season, Paramount knocked Gahr out of the playoff picture on the last game of the regular season

at Paramount. In 2010, the Pirates spoiled Gahr’s last home game of the regular season in a 5-0 decision. Three seasons ago, in the second to the last game of the regular season, Gahr ruined Paramount’s party on the Pirates’ field. That would be the last time the Gladiators defeated Paramount. “I think we just lacked communication the whole game,” said senior center fielder Alyssa Nava. “If we would have communicated more, then I think we would have been fine. I think that was the main thing because we hit well. It was just that communication between the infield and outfield was lacking. That caused the errors.” Paramount quickly grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a run scoring single from Victoria Padilla and back to back RBI doubles from Tanayri Novoa and Ashley Jenkins. In the bottom of the first,

Nava, sophomore second baseman Erica Balboa, and senior catcher Krystal Purkey were denied base hits with great catches by the Paramount outfielders. The Pirates increased their lead to 5-0 in the next inning on the strength of Monica Caporal’s tworun home run. In the bottom of the second, Gahr had its first three runners reach on a pair or errors and a fielder’s choice but couldn’t score. With Paramount up 6-0, the Gladiators finally got something going in their half of the third when freshman designated player Deidra Genera led off with a single to left field. Two outs later, she came home on a base hit from Purkey. In the next inning, freshman first baseman Celeste Gonzalez and freshman shortstop Deja Portillo each led off with base hits but were left at third and second re-

spectively to end any momentum the hosts may have had. Paramount took advantage of the missed opportunities and scored four times in the fifth and once in the sixth. The four victories so far are the worst in the Gahr program in over 15 seasons but the team figures to pick up at least two more with upcoming games against league cellar-dwellers Dominguez (May 3) and Lynwood. Gahr will make-up a rained out doubleheader with West Torrance on Monday before wrapping up the regular season with a home game against Lynwood on Tuesday and a road game at league-leading Warren on Thursday. “I think sometimes we get down on ourselves and then we don’t pick ourselves up,” Nava said. “We just have to work harder at practice and make sure everybody is together and on the same page.”

Valley Christian goes on the offensive attack, moves closer to outright league crown OLYMPIC LEAGUE SOFTBALL By Loren Kopff

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alley Christian softball head coach Jim Snyder wanted to get another win and improve his team’s chances of winning an Olympic League title outright. But at the same time, he didn’t want his team to pile up the score against the last place team in the league. Sometimes things just can’t be helped but at the end of the day, the Lady Crusaders will gladly take their 20-2 romp over visiting Los Angeles Baptist in a game called in the middle of the fifth inning this past Tuesday. V.C. improved to 13-8 overall and 6-0 in league action. The 20 runs are the most the program has recorded since a 23-0 rout over Westminster on Mar.

18, 2008. The Lady Crusaders torched the Knights pitching staff for 19 hits, the most by a V.C. team since pounding out 28 hits against Ontario Christian two days after the aforementioned Westminster game. “We weren’t looking for a big lopsided victory but we were looking for things like getting out of the gate quick, which we have struggled with all year,” Snyder said. “Again, we didn’t get out of the gate as quick as we would have liked. We gave up a run early and that’s a dangerous team.” The Knights, with only three wins in 17 games on their 2012 resume, led off the game with three straight hits and a run off of senior pitcher McKenzie Goff. After that, it was all V.C. The hosts sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first, scoring nine runs and being helped with four Los Angeles Baptist errors. The Lady Crusaders sent seven to the plate in the next inning, scoring once on

a base hit from senior left fielder Kelsey Hughes and added three more runs in the third inning, two coming home on junior designated player Megan Collier’s blooper just past Knights shortstop Alexis Avila. The fourth inning saw 14 come to the plate for V.C. and seven more runs. All nine starters had at least one hit with senior center fielder Ashley Snyder going three for three, senior third baseman Vanessa Sanchez going three for four with three runs scored and three runs batted in and freshman right fielder Madison Wright, the team’s leading hitter, collecting three hits in five at bats along with three runs scored and two RBI. Goff, who had not pitched since these two teams met on Apr. 3 in Mission Hills, scattered seven hits and struck out four. She won for the sixth time in nine decisions. V.C. won for the sixth straight time and eight out of the last nine. It has also defeat-

ed Los Angeles Baptist eight straight times. The Lady Crusaders, looking for their first outright league championship since 2006, will host Whittier Christian on Tuesday that could decide the league title. Whittier Christian was in second place with a 4-1 record after defeating Maranatha this past Tuesday. The regular season ends Thursday with a visit to Village Christian. “Even if you get an occasional weaker opponent, stringing together six wins is quite a challenge,” Jim Snyder said. “We’re not going to turn down any credit for accomplishing that. We wanted to finish above .500 in preseason and we didn’t quite make that goal. But we want to win league outright.”

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You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-542-2550 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.rtrustee.com. using the file number assigned to this case. 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. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 4/23/2012 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By LISA HACKNEY ,AUTHORIZED AAGEN Agent for Trustee: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING 17501 IRVINE BLVD, SUITE #1 TUSTIN, CA 92780 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 573-1965 or http:// www.rtrustee.com P943526 4/27, 5/4, 05/11/2012

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1176783-02 APN: 7024-012-018 TRA: 002011 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1353 REF: Park, Soo IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 12, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 17, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded September 19, 2005, as Inst. No. 05 2252450 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Soo M Park An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18704 Stefani Ave Cerritos CA 90703-8439 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $766,971.65. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. 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 (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1176783-02. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: April 20, 2012. (R-409105 04/27/12, 05/04/12, 05/11/12)

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE APN: 7012005-029 TS No: CA09007893-11-1 TO No: 5904519 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 16708 CHAPARRAL AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 12, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM, by the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, in the city of Pomona, County of Los Angeles, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on March 14, 2008 as Instrument No. 20080440777 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by THOMAS T. YOKOYAMA AND FRANCISCA F. YOKOYAMA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor(s), in favor of RMR FINANCIAL, DBA PRINCETON CAPITAL as Lender and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for Lender, its successors and/or assigns, 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: 16708 CHAPARRAL AVENUE, 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 principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $230,088.24 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: April 19, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09007893-11-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Rowena Paz, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714730-2727 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call telephone number for information regarding the Trustee's Sale or visit the Internet Web site address on the previous page for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA09007893-11-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4233964 04/27/2012, 05/04/2012, 05/11/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE APN: 7012005-029 TS No: CA09007893-11-1 TO No: 5904519 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 16708 CHAPARRAL AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 12, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM, by the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, in the city of Pomona, County of Los Angeles, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on March 14, 2008 as Instrument No. 20080440777 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by THOMAS T. YOKOYAMA AND FRANCISCA F. YOKOYAMA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor(s), in favor of RMR FINANCIAL, DBA PRINCETON CAPITAL as Lender and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for Lender, its successors and/or assigns, 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 CHA ARRA AV NU C R R O CA m mm m

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12-0002421 Title Order No. 12-0004674 APN No. 7010-005-056 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/27/2004. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by YOOCHIN YANG, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 09/27/2004 and recorded 10/6/2004, as Instrument No. 04-2573012, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 05/14/2012 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 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: 16117 CLOVERDALE LANE, 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 $364,061.21. 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. 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. 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 a 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 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0002421. 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. 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 # 1006.156430 4/20, 4/27, 5/04/2012 APN# 7049-022-023 Address 11310 ELOISE STREET, ARTESIA, ALSO APPEARS OF RECORD AS 11310 ELOISE STREET CERRITOS, CA 90703 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/29/2009. 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 OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee's Sale No. 05-CK103010 On May 11, 2012, at 09:00 AM, BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, in the City of POMONA, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by PATSY L. AHIA, A WIDOW, as Trustors, recorded on 11/19/2009, as Instrument No. 20091753905, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier's check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 7049-022-023 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 11310 ELOISE STREET, ARTESIA, ALSO APPEARS OF RECORD AS 11310 ELOISE STREET, CERRITOS, CA 90703 . Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee's Sale is $416,919.85. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-542-2550 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.rtrustee.com.using the file number assigned to this case. 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. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; bye-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 4/10/2012 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By LISA HACKNEY, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING 17501 IRVINE BLVD, SUITE #1 TUSTIN, CA92780 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 573-1965 or http://www.rtrustee.com P940148 4/20, 4/27, 05/04/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No: H534014 CA Unit Code: H Loan No: 4001287202/PEGGESE Investor No: 0097504674 AP #1: 7050-007-010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: CHESTER PEGGESE Recorded May 19, 2006 as Instr. No. 06-1107873 in Book --- Page --of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded January 12, 2012 as Instr. No. 201200054761 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED MAY 12, 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. 20002 MAPES AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: MAY 9, 2012, AT 9:00 A.M. **DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOS ANGELES-NORWALK VINEYARD BALLROOM, 13111 SYCAMORE DRIVE NORWALK, CA 90650 At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $761,884.43. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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) 480-5690 or (800) 8430260 ext 5690 or visit this Internet Web site: http://www. tacforeclosures.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case H534014 H. 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 verity postponement information is to attend the scheduled 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 monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: April 9, 2012 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary KIMBERLY THORNE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400 Orange, CA 92868-0000 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/ or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures. com. TAC# 955562 PUB: 04/19/12, 04/26/12, 05/03/12

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Trustee Sale No. 255545CA Loan No. 0709379317 Title Order No. 1032155 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/19/2005. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 5/18/2012 at 09:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01/05/2006, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 06-0023824, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: WILLIE MAXINE GOLSTON, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY., as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $565,108.55 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 11625 BOS STREET , Cerritos, CA 90703 APN Number: 7039-031-016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 4/24/2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEAR-RENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com THE FOLLOWING NOTICES APPLY TO PROPERTIES CONTAINING ONE TO FOUR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES ONLY. 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, this information can be obtained from one of the following two companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. 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. P939594 4/27, 5/4, 05/11/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 120002405 Doc ID #000222673342005N Title Order No. 12-0004660 Investor/Insurer No. 124374919 APN No. 7063-019-006 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/12/2007. 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 SERGIO TAPIA AND VICTORIA L. TAPIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 03/12/2007 and recorded 3/27/2007, as Instrument No. 20070705381, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 05/14/2012 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: 4224 STEVELY AVENUE, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90713. 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 $446,177.38. 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. 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. 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 a 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 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0002405. 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. 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. A-4225856 04/20/2012, 04/27/2012, 05/04/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 120004390 Doc ID #0001380253892005N Title Order No. 12-0009609 Investor/Insurer No. 138025389 APN No. 7177-010-001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/08/2006. 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 DAVID W YANCY, AND NORMA YANCY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/08/2006 and recorded 6/15/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-1317146, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 05/21/2012 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: 6206 SEABORN ST, LAKEWOOD, CA, 907132616. 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 $449,049.03. 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. 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. 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 a 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 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0004390. 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. 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. A-4227929 04/27/2012, 05/04/2012, 05/11/2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 120001426 Doc ID #0001152513642005N Title Order No. 12-0003045 Investor/Insurer No. 0406006002 APN No. 7033-001-014 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/07/2005. 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 BASUDHA SINHA, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 10/07/2005 and recorded 10/18/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-2502529, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 05/14/2012 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: 17308 HORST AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA, 907032736. 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 $766,227.66. 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. 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. 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 a 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 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0001426. 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. 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. A-4224670 04/20/2012, 04/27/2012, 05/04/2012


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