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The La Mirada City Council took the first formal steps on Tuesday night to enact new standards on state required regulations when it comes to possible future massage establishments. City Planner Gabriel Bautista told the city council that due to a 2009 law, cities such as La Mirada now have less “local control and authority” over massage businesses. He said the law, known as Senate Bill 731, transferred the authority to regulate massage parlors to a new state agency known as the California Massage Therapy Council. “As a result of the new law, cities may no longer require their own independent testing and background investigation for massage practitioners,”
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La Mirada community leaders Joyce and Randy Herbon were honored by the City Council this week for their continued support and coordination of the annual “Relay for Life” on behalf of the American Cancer Society. The event is planned for April 28 and 29 and will be held at SPLASH! and will be the only “Relay for Life” to be held at a facility that features water. Photo by Randy Economy.
CERRITOS COLLEGE TRUSTEES CASH IN BIG ON MEDICAL BENEFITS
By Randy Economy and Brian Hews
ive of the seven current elected members of the Cerritos College Board of Trustees have collected nearly $300,000 in cash payments that is intended to cover medical insurance needs, and it is all legal under a little known loophole in California state law. Trustees currently earn $6,126 annually for attending one or two monthly official board meetings. But their overall compensations skyrocket when they decline to enroll for health insurance coverage and take “cash in lieu payments” that would normally go towards that coverage. Trustees oversee the direction of the Norwalk-Cerritos based campus but have no direct authority in the day to day operation of the campus. Cerritos currently has an enrollment of 23,432. In 2011 they met 19 times to conduct the business. In 2010 they gathered a total of 22 times, and 2009 they conducted 19 regular meetings and an additional four specially called sessions. Los Cerritos Community News has
gathered financial data from Cerritos College, local city halls, and school boards during the past year that specifically examines the total compensation packages of dozens of local elected officials and city administrators. Dr. Robert “Bob” Hughlett, who was elected to the Cerritos College Board of Trustees in 2006, and who is also a former Administrator at Cerritos College has taken $82,982 under the “cash-inlieu” program. Hughlett is also a former member of the Cerritos City Council and the ABC Unified School District Board
of Education. Trustee Tina Cho, who was elected in 2007, has collected $74,376 in cash payments for turning down the medical coverage, followed by Trustee Shin Liu at $28,384. Liu was elected in 2009, is also an instructor at Rio Hondo College. Trustee Robert “Bob” Arthur, who has been one of the biggest supporters and advocates of Cerritos College for decades, and who is the second longest serving member of the Board ranked fourth and has collected $19,854 under the program since first being elected back in 1996. Jean McHatton, who was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2011 after the death of Member Bob Epple has also benefited in the program. She has opted into the program and so far received $4,129 in stipend and an additional $7,969 cash in lieu. Arthur, the current Board President said the Board is currently looking at an immediate $4 million in cuts. When
Mark Edward Vaughn, a 21-year-old was arrested last Tuesday by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives in Mark Edward connection with Vaughn the death of a La Mirada girl. Vaughn, a resident of Corona, told Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homi-
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Trip to China, Japan by Cerritos, Artesia, Santa Monica Council members Raise Eyebrows By Randy Economy A trip to China and Japan this past week led by two Cerritos City Council members has raised questions about how the trip was funded, and if the public was ever properly notified and informed about the details. Cerritos City Council members Carol Chen and Bruce Barrows led a delegation that included Artesia City Councilman Tony Lima, as well as Santa Monica Councilwoman Pam O’Connor. Participating in the seven night trip was Cerritos resident Rosalinda Law, a member of the Cerritos Economic Development Commission, Mike Kodama, Orange Line Development Authority Executive Director and Norman Arakawa,
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A DVR system was An assault occurred on the 11800 block of uties assigned to La Mirada, Norwalk and while robberies and residential burglaries taken and an attempt to take a vending Singleton Dr. An arrest was also made in the County unincorporated area participatremained the same. Vehicle thefts de- machine was unsuccessful. There was no connection with the incident. The suspect ed in an Operation on April 1. clined. 260 calls for service were handled is related to the victim. Residential Burloss determined at the school. The 2012 As part of this operation, deputies conby patrol personnel, up from 246 the preglary: There were five residential burglarweekly average in commercial burglaries ducted compliance checks for parolees/ vious week. The 2012 weekly average in ies. A burglary occurred on the 13200 block probationers residing in the three areas. is now 1.3. calls for service is 259. of Marlette Dr. Two arrests were made at Deputies searched the residences checkVehicle burglaries rose from three to One robbery was investigated. A male the location. An incident occurred on the ing for weapons, drugs, and other items eight last week. High-volume commercial suspect entered a bank in the 11800 block 16200 block of Mcgill Rd. Two sets of golf that would violate the terms and conditions parking lots were the crime scenes in all of South Street on Saturday April 7 at 11:05 clubs were taken from an open garage at of their parole/probation. Due to a recent eight. Five of the vehicles were SUVs. a.m. and presented a teller with a “demand the location. A burglary was reported on the spike in residential and vehicle thefts in the Stolen items included vitamins, wallets, note”. The suspect placed the money in his 16100 block of Barbata Rd. Jewelry was credit cards, checkbooks, cell phones, sun- taken from the location. An incident was re- area, parolees and probationers who were jacket and fled on foot. convicted of theft related charges were tarFor the second consecutive week, four glasses, ID, cash, purses, jackets, and cam- ported on the 16500 block of Summershade geted. residential burglaries were reported. eras. The 2012 weekly average in vehicle Dr. Unknown suspects removed a window “The goal of the operation was to hold Two of the cases last week involved open/ burglaries is 6.1. screen and entered the location through an offenders accountable for their actions,” As you can see, five of the eight vehi- unlocked window. A television and video unlocked doors or windows. One window says Assistant to the City Manager Anne was pried open and another was shattered. cles targeted last week were SUVs. Think game system were taken. Additionally, a Haraksin. 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his is the first foray into elected office for Downey community leader Patricia Kotez-Ramos who is the lone Republican in a field that includes five Democrats in the newly created 58th Assembly District campaign. Kotez-Ramos is the owner of her own security safety agency for the past three decades and she and her husband decided to open their own business ten years ago to that specializes in employee misconduct, product theft and has a client base in 44 states, and in Canada and Mexico. She was born in Westchester County, New York, in Pleasantville, and after working in both Denver and other areas, made her way to Downey in the 1990’s where she and her husband have raised two daughters. Kotez-Ramos is the current Chairwoman of the Downey Public Works Committee and is active in several regional community based organizations including Soroptimist International and the Downey Chamber of Commerce. “We were tired of making other people money, so we decided to open our own business,” she quipped. Kotez-Ramos said that “job creation”
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t this week’s LA County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, Assessor John Noguez told them that tax revenue for the quarter would be “off by $50 million” and that “he did not see it coming”. As you have read in this newspaper since February, the only one who could not see this coming was Nogeuz and the blind who defended him. There were plenty of warning signs that this deficit was coming, including articles citing the slide in the LA Times. It all adds up; Noguez must resign. First, he hired an ex trash hauler executive, Dr. Chris Carlos with no experience in appraisals or property tax assessments, named him his chief of staff, and then paid him more than anyone else, over $16,000 per month. Carlo’s ex-company, Athens Disposal, was under indictment when he was hired. Carlos has since resigned due to the revelation of pay and inexperience in articles published by LCCN. Second, the operations, policies and procedures inside the assessor’s office-and this is before the $50 million deficit was revealed-is in shambles, no doubt in large part due to Carlos. Assessor’s representative Scott Schenter was able to secure large tax reductions for over 170 properties, 20% of those properties reduced by the “Shadow Assessor” Ramin Salari who banked 50% of each reduction. An assessor’s supervisor should have reviewed the properties in question, but mysteriously they were not.
Third, LA County DA’s Public Integrity investigation of his office, two cases are ongoing right now. Fourth, the pay-to-play politics-run by Carlos-that is rampant at every level, including inside the office. It was revealed that many large political donors to the Noguez campaign have received preferential treatment by Noguez and his cronies. There were even donations from internal staff at the office to his campaign. Fifth, the subpoena recently issued to Noguez by a San Diego attorney representing a client suing Salari. Salari, under oath during a deposition, said he did not know Noguez. When asked repeatedly, Salari finally took the fifth. After LCCN revealed that Salari knew Noguez, the San Diego attorney subpoenaed Noguez. Not surprisingly, the case was settled by Salari in about a week. Sixth, Noguez allowing a private company to come into his office and shoot a video that promoted a private company. LCCN revealed this gaff the next day and the private company immediately pulled the video, probably at the behest of the assessor’s office. The next day LCCN received a letter from Noguez attempting to explain the video. Lastly, the current $50 million deficit, the damage that might be caused to cities, schools, public safety, etc in Los Angeles and the upcoming internal audit. None of the Supervisors, with a combined experience of over 100 years, had ever seen anything like this deficit, or the arrogance displayed by Noguez at the meeting. It all adds up…unlike Noguez’ tax revenue projections…he must resign.
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was sitting at my desk taking a short break when my friend VAL LYNDER, DEFENDER OF ALL THAT IS TRUE, walked into the office. Not one to beat around the bush, she said, “What in the world is going on in Hawaiian Gardens?” “What do you mean?” I asked. “I mean the quarreling . between the members of the city council. I watched the council meeting on my friends television set and couldn’t believe it.” “Well, “ I said I believe one of the council members is still smarting over the fact that the the two candidates he backed for city council lost and Mayor Mike Gomez and Mayor Pro Tem Victor Farfan won.” “There has o be more,” she said. “There’s a lot more to tell, but I don’t think that’s why youre here,” I stated. VAL LYNDER gave me a long look Finally she said, “I do have a question and you’re right, it’s not abut Hawaiian Gardens,” she said. I waited for her to continue.. “A friend of mine who works in the city of Norwalk and who follows what goes on there asked me the other day about a newspaper that claims to have a large circulation in the city yet no one has seen it and now there are rumors it will get the city legal announcements.” “Well for one, “ I explained, “ It has to prove it has the general circulation it claims and it is adjudicated. that’s the law.” Does it?” Nope. It doesn’t.” “There’s more than meets the eye here,” she said.” “Yes there is,” I replied. “You might want to check with your Norwalk friends in city hall about who is backing this so-
EASTER THOUGHTS Kindness, where art thou? By Rico Dizon
ews programs on prime time television show and tell much about killings, abuses, rapes, robberies, frauds, scams that are actually happening around us day in and day out. Although there are “heroes” and kind hearted souls that pop out once in a while on the same screens, the do-gooders are easily outnumbered by the evil doers in the news. In most cases, the neighbors and residents in the communities where the crime took place were extremely shocked and alarmed when interviewed by reporters. Kindness besides “honesty is such a lonely word” as the song goes. There are observations that kindness is even looked down as a sign of weakness by some young people. Some students are bullied by their arrogant and more aggressive schoolmates. It is bothersome enough that some young students believe being kind is not cool, forgetting that the heroes they idolized then like Superman, Captain America and Spiderman to name a few have many things in common. They are all kind, brave, smart and cool rolled into one. Church and government leaders alike cannot be more emphatic in promoting the importance of good family values as the foundation of a good society. In my city of Lakewood,
called newspaper>” VAL LYNDER gave me a second long look. Breaking her silence, she said, “I will.” She didn’t get up from her chair. I knew he had something else on her mind. I waited. Finally she said,”Tell me about this Orange Line I keep hearing about. “ “The Orange Line is a proposal for a rail line to connect Orange County via a rapid transit train with Los Angeles using the old Pacific Electric right-of-way. The original idea was there would be train stops in the various cities along the right-of-way. “That makes sense,” she said. “W’ell, technology waits on no one, and since the original line was proposed technology has moved forward.” What doe that mean,” she asked. Two weeks ago a group of city officials from several cities and the Orange Line Devwlopment Commission took a seven day trip to China and Japan to study their railroads. As you know, both countries have “bullet trains:” can travel at 200 to over 500 miles per hour. “ “That wouldn’t be practical on the Pacific Electric right-of way,” she said. “That what members of the Artesia City Council said at their April 9 meeting. The Orange Line Transit System people are going to have to decide if they want a high speed MagLev carrier system or a low speed system. MegLev technology has moved forward where there is now a low speed system but faster than a light rail. “That’s enough,” she interrupted me. “I’ve heard enough. You can explain it in more detail to me later.” With that she rose from her chair to leave,” I sat there dumbfounded. This was the first time she had not lost her temper and slammed her purple white poker dotted umbrella on my desk in anger. “Didn’t you forget something,” I asked..” “No,” she replied. “This isn’t the Hawaiian Gardens City Council. “ With that she left, her umbrella at her side matching her high heeled poker dotted tennis shoes and outfit. posters that say “Times Change, Values Don’t” abound. The practice of kindness has always been encouraged for a better community…a better world. Kindness is so explicitly desired in the solemn prayer written by an anonymous author, “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” Likewise, the person whom you want to do kindness as in certain cases may pass this way no more as attested by my own personal experience. Many years ago, I had been thinking of paying my long-time mentor, supervisor and friend a visit but somehow, I just deferred and neglected doing it. When I finally made it, his wife told me he passed away just a month ago. Woe to myself! The news ripped my heart apart and never in my life had I felt so guilty. My mixed emotions of guilt, sadness and regret just poured out in free-flowing tears with a silent moan. Just recently, while attending a funeral mass for my late aunt, a Filipino priest spoke in a timely manner about the Filipino culture of timidity and reluctance in saying “I love you” to our families, relatives and friends. It is ingrained in our culture the feeling of awkwardness when we want to say the four-lettered word to directly express our feeling to another person, the priest noted. Ironically, he continued, when our loved ones die, then we boldly display our uncontrolled grief and emotions some even to the extent of clutching
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Cristina Garcia stresses needed reforms in Sacramento By Randy Economy
ristina Garcia, a candidate for California State Assembly in the new 58th District is becoming one of the most recognizable figures in reforming corruption that plagued local city halls during the past few years. Garcia is promoting “ethical conduct in local and state government,” in her campaign for Assembly. She told Los Cerritos Community Newspaper that she “firmly believes that doing the right thing is worth the effort and that hard work pays off.” Garcia was raised in the Southeast Los Angeles community of Bell Gardens and attended local schools. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Pomona College, two Masters Degrees from Claremont Graduate University and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and a PhD from USC. She has also been a proponent for quality public education and is determined to “be a strong advocate of change” in Sacramento, if she is elected. Garcia is a professor, instructor and educator who has taught statistics at the University of Southern California (USC), Mathematics at Los Angeles City Community College, and has taught middle school and high school students through the Jaime
Name: Cristina Garcia Candidate: 58th State Assembly District Party: Democrat Escalante Program at East Los Angeles Community College and Huntington Park High School. When the Bell corruption scandal broke two years ago, Garcia gained national attention and quickly became one of the most recognizable “faces” in the movement that eventually led to the indictments of eight city officials. “When the chips were down, I was will
the community to help augment change,” Garcia said. She credits her work with them to form BASTA -the Bell Association to Stop the Abuse that in her words “ushered out corrupt officials, and ushering in accountability and transparency.” Garcia likes her chances in this campaign for state assembly and tells LCCN that she has “hit the streets” and is amassing a “ground troop” of volunteers who want to see “real change in Sacramento.” “Good government starts with clean, open and honest elected officials,” she said. She said that she learned from her mother’s life example. “My mom is one of those no-nonsense, no-excuses people. She passionately believes in hard work and the American Dream.” She concludes, “To protect that American Dream, we desperately need to change our political system to one of service and not pay outs. Working families are the ones hurt most by corruption and greed.” Los Cerritos Community News has a video interview with Garcia on their web site at www.loscerritosnews.net.
tightly to the coffin as if wanting to stop the final rites. We are not as comfortable in openly expressing our love as we do in gestures of care and concern. Kindness is not limited to the dead, the sick and the handicap. A man by the name of Sydney Harris shared his personal experience along this line among the 1000 Stories compiled by Rev. Frank Mihalic. Harris told that when he hobbled around with a cane due to a fractured foot, people opened doors for him, helped him into cabs, gave him room in elevators. He quickly added, yet the moment I laid aside my cane, the people reverted to their old pushing and jostling selves. Without us knowing, almost everybody has some kind of broken bones not physical ones but emotional ones that are just as frail and tender, he explained. He advised that it could be a fruitful experience for us to take a day off once in a while and treat every person we meet as if his foot were bandaged.
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Year of Opportunities By John P. Lyon
his year will go down in history as a catalyst for change. Already, it is a symbol of endings. With every ending, there is also a new beginning. That’s why this year I choose to Artesia Mayor see it as a year of opJOHN LYON portunity. When I speak of “endings”, I’m of course not speaking of the Mayan calendar. I’m speaking about real endings like the end of redevelopment which California cities are dealing with, and also on a lighter note, the hopeful end of the recession. In the wake of the state’s raids, it can be easy for cities like us to think we are awash in an ocean of futility. But as mayor, I’ve always liked to see things from a different perspective; every ending is just a new beginning. We have some amazing projects lined up that will provide just the opportunity we need to grow. Perhaps the biggest project is the final phase of “revitalization” for Artesia’s downtown shopping area on Pioneer Blvd. This project, called the Downtown Revitalization Project, Phase 3, will essentially beautify the downtown area roughly between 183rd Street and South Street. The design we’ve chosen will really give this area a unique and visually attractive look. In addition to this, we are also looking to construct a parking structure to support downtown businesses and help alleviate parking congestion in the street and surrounding neighborhoods. Another big project that is almost finished is Artesia’s new Public Works Yard. Located near the milk plant on Artesia Blvd., this will be the center of our maintenance operations. We count on our Public Works Department to do important services like pothole repair, maintenance of public facilities, vine trimming, graffiti removal, road clearance, and much more. Prior to this new Yard, the City has been renting. So, we’re excited to have a Public
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Scholarships Awarded to Distinguished Young Women of Cerritos-Artesia
ore than 300 guests attended the April 1st, 2012 Distinguished Young Women (DYW) of Cerritos-Artesia scholarship program at Cerritos Park East Auditorium. Thanks to the donations and ongoing support from community leaders, merchants, and community organizations the DYW committee awarded $6500 in scholarships and over $3000 in products and services to all the participants. The scholarship amounts have steadily increased year after year with support from City of Cerritos, Rotary Club of Cerritos-Artesia, Soroptimist International of Artesia-Cerritos, and M.S. International, Inc. Although 40 participants registered initially, 26 high school juniors, who are Cerritos and Artesia residents, competed in this year’s program. Unlike beauty pageants this program awards scholarships in five categories that combine to make a well-rounded individual. The categories are Scholastics, Judge’s Interview, Fitness, Talent, and Self-Expression. Additionally, the participant who best embodies the spirit of DYW is awarded the Spirit of DYW award. Finally, the judges select an Alternate 2013 DYW of Cerritos-Artesia, and the Winner – 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of Cerritos-Artesia. All winners will be able to utilize their winnings for college expenses such as tuition, books, etc. Kelly Chen will be participating in the California State Program to be held in Bakersfield Jul. 20 – 29th, 2012 and was presented her 2013 Distinguished Young Woman medallion by last year’s winner
DYW Winners included (l-r) Corinne Marcus, Kelly Chen, Anita Kapyur, and Alice Kim. Chen will be representing DYW in Bakersfield in July.
Winners And Amounts Awarded 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of Cerritos-Artesia 2013 Alternate DYW of Cerritos-Artesia Talent Category Winner Judge’s Interview Category Winner Scholastics Category Winner Fitness Category Winner Self-Expression Category Winner Spirit of DYW Winner Hannah Joo, who also won the California title this past summer, and will be competing in Mobile, AL this summer for the National title. Distinguished Young Women, formerly America’s Junior Miss Scholarship Program, is sponsored by the City of Mobile, Mobile County, Eastern Shore Toyota, En-
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FRIENDS OF LIBRARY BOOK SALE MAY 5 The Friends of the La Mirada Public Library, or “Friends of the Library” (FOL), will host its next semi-annual Book Sale on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The fundraising event will be held at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. (behind the fire station), in the City of La Mirada. The book sale will offer a wide selection of quality secondhand hardcover and paperback books as well as audio and video materials at bargain prices. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., customers may buy bags to fill with
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Continued from page 1 Bautista stated in his report to Mayor Gabe Garcia and the other city council members. Bautista said that the La Mirada Municipal Code currently permits massage establishments to locate within the a district known as a “Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District, but are forbidden in other commercial and industrial areas along the 5 Freeway or Imperial Highway. Karen Bufkin, who is in the City of La Mirada’s Business License Department said that the city currently has just one business establishment that is offers massages, that being the La Mirada Health Club. Bautista and Bufkin said that another “possible applicant” has approached city officials in the recent past inquiring about opening a full service massage-style business, but that no business plans have been “officially” submitted. The adopted ordinance still has to come before the city council for final approval next month. Each person employed to perform massages must be a “certified massage therapist” and must be in possession of a valid California State Massage Certificate. Massages will only be allowed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. In other items, the La Mirada City Council voted to introduce new requirements for child and family day care uses in residential areas. The new regulations would create a set of “prescribed performance requirements” for large day care facility appli-
cants, and would be intended to “minimize” potential impacts to surrounding areas and to maintain a distance of 500 linear feet between existing large family day care facilities. BLOCK WALLS The City Council also introduced the first reading of a new ordinance that deals with block wall fences in La Mirada. Rueben Arceo, Community Development Director told the council that the condition of “privately owned block walls and fences area a source of concern” for the community. In his staff report, Arceo said that “many of the privately owned block walls in La Mirada were built in the 1950’s and 60’s and are nearing their life expectancy.” Approximately 82,000 linear feet of concert masonry run throughout La Mirada along major and minor streets and avenues and an overwhelming majority are located on private property and are owned and maintained by individual property owners. City staff reminded the council that as a “function of repair and maintenance, best construction practices have not always been applied by property owners” over the past four and five decades. Recently, many block walls have begun to crumble and the “structural integrity problems” have impacted property values. Mayor Garcia said “we all want to see the walls cleaned up and replaced, we just need to come up with the best way to make it happen throughout La Mirada.” The issue will return to the city council next month for additional
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discussion. The La Mirada City Council also proclaimed April as “Public Schools Month” and presented Daryl Adams, President of Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education with a resolution. Also attending the presentation was NLMUSD Board Members Jesse Urquidi, Chris Pflanzer and Vice President Ed Hengler. The week of April 8 to April 14 will now be “National Library Week” in La Mirada. Community Library Manger Jennifer McCarty accepted a proclamation in honor of the recognition and she quickly reminded the city council and the audience to “make sure everyone has a valid library card.” “We have one of the very best public libraries in our area, and we extend a huge thanks to the city council,” McCarty said. Also recognized were Joyce and Randy Herbon for their continued support and coordination of the upcoming “Relay for Life” on behalf of the American Cancer Society. They pointed out the upcoming event is planned for April 28 and 29 and will be held at SPLASH! and will be the only “Relay for Life” to be held at a facility that features water. Longtime resident and community volunteer Janice Lablin was formally recognized for 40 years of “dedicated” community volunteer service with a special “Certificate of Recognition.” Lablin said that it is the “responsibility of every good resident to give back to La Mirada.” A Blue Star Banner was presented by the city council to Jerillynn Cisneros, Trudy Carrillo, and George Carrillo in honor of United States Army Private Joseph Richards for his current service to the United States of America. Look for a banner with Pvt. Richards name to be flown along Rosecrans Avenue in the near future.
Continued from page 1 cide Bureau detectives that on January 20 he was babysitting his girlfriend’s 17-month-old daughter at her La Mirada home. Vaughn said that just after 10:00 AM that morning, the baby fell out of a chair and struck her head on the floor. Realizing the baby was injured, he dialed 9-1-1. On Friday, January 20, at 10:22 pm, Norwalk Sheriff’s Station deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
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PIH Foundation Gala Nets More Than $520,000 Funds Benefit the Community Health and Safety Campaign in Support of the Plaza Tower. Whittier, Calif. – The annual PIH Foundation Gala held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 drew over 700 people and raised more than $520,000 in support of the new Plaza Tower, scheduled to open in the fall. The event, PIH Foundation themed “Oh What a Night,” Chair James P. was held at the Fitzgerald Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach. “It was a privilege co-chairing this amazing event,” said Shannon Gimbel, co-chair of the 2012 Gala Committee. “We are so grateful for all the generous donations that will benefit Surgery at PIH.” Rich and Annette Atwood, Community Health and Safety Campaign CoChairs, did a brief presentation during dinner on the plans for PIH Foundation’s Capital Campaign. “Many of the guests I spoke to offered their support and encouragement of the bold $100 million target set for the Capital Campaign,” said Annette Atwood. “They were visibly excited by the new vision and eager to contribute their ideas.” The BCM Foundation inspired giving with a challenge grant of $150,000
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Continued from page 1 asked to comment about the cash in lieu opportunities by Trustees in the current economic crisis facing community colleges in California, Arthur said the “board should probably have a conversation about this.” When asked if he plans to bring the subject up in public or to place the issue on an upcoming agenda, he said he “didn’t know.” “Every avenue of funding and expenses need to be looked into and reviewed,” Arthur said. Trustee Cho said that she wasn’t in the position to defend herself. She said she “works hard as a trustee” and even donates money to student scholarship funds. Administration officials confirmed to LCCN that Cho has not attended six meetings since her election in 2007, and did not receive her monthly stipend. Cho countered, “I may have missed two or three meetings a year, but I work hard for the community I represent,” she said. “I don’t have a rationale excuse for taking the cash in lieu of payments. We (Trustees) have not voted to raise our own pay for two of the last three years,” Cho said. A psychiatrist by profession, Cho told LCCN that she is currently not working. “Everyone is going through rough times right now, and I am no exception.” Vic Diaz, Editor in Chief of the Talon Marks, the student run campus newspaper said he was “shocked” and “dismayed” learning about the amount of money that was being taken by the Trustees. “I had no idea that our Trust-
CHINA TRIP from page 1 Assistant Director of Trade Development for the Port of Los Angeles, Cathy Li, a branch manager of Chinese Wing Lung Bank and Linda Fowells, Executive Vice President of Community Partners. In a statement issued by Chen prior to their departure, the Cerritos Councilwoman claims that the group’s main goal is to “study trade and transportation.” “The delegation will meet with automotive, clean energy and retail industries,” Chen said. They are scheduled to return to Los Angeles this Saturday. But in documents obtained exclusively by Hews Media Group, the trip includes “scenic” tourist visits, limousine buses, river boat cruises of the water front of Shanghai, private tours of the Great Wall of China, as well as hotel accommodations at some of Asia’s most exclusive resorts. HMG was sent brightly color brochures, produced by the City of Cerritos that promotes the trip that also solicits and “encourages” other local Southern California elected officials to participate in the excursion. “The City of Cerritos is pleased to present an exciting opportunity in which a delegation of local elected officials and business leaders from Southern California will be able to cultivate these relationships. Participants will travel to major cities in China and Japan to meet with leaders in the automotive, clean energy, retail and transportation industries.” “In our modern environment of economic globalization the success of our economic endeavors is directly affected by our exposure to business opportunities at all levels-local, domestic, and international,” the promotional materials
ees are pulling in that much money, especially in these dire economic times,” Diaz said. “We hear about fiscal gloom and doom from our Trustees month in and month out,” Diaz said. “I am trying to see how this is justifiable, but it is hard for me to wrap my mind around this,” he said. “That is a tremendous amount of money, and it could go towards a better use.” LCCN has also confirmed that Areal Hughes, who is a student representative for the board, has been allow to participate in the “cash in lieu” program and has received $6,135 and an additional $3,063 in stipends for a total of $9,198 for the 2011 calendar year. Hughes said that she didn’t realize that Student Trustees were entitled to the cash in lieu, and told LCCN that she decided to take the payments after her orientation by college officials. She could not recall the name of the college official who enrolled her into the program” but that she is “grateful for the money.” Hughes also told LCCN that she also has private health insurance and the “extra cash has been a great help.” Dr. Ted Stowells, President of the Cerritos College Faculty Federation, the union that represents all certified professors at Cerritos College blasted the trustees and call it a “slap in the face to every faculty member, especially in these time shared sacrifices. “Faculty members have lost their jobs, and the union wants an environment of shared sacrifices, and frankly I am stunned,” Stowells. “We have been bogged down in negotiations with the Board of Trustees, and we have never known or been instate. “The best opportunities often are dependent upon the business relationships that are cultivated through mutual interests, which do not recognize international borders. The relationships usually cannot be developed in the course of regular business, but must be sought, identified and pursued proactively,” the mission statement of the group that is listed as “Southern California Elected Officials Economic Development and High Speed Rail Delegation to China and Japan.” ARRIVAL IN CHINA Following their arrival this past Saturday, the marketing material for the event states “after this long transpacific voyage, it’s a pleasure to settle into your accommodations.” The promotional tour brochure also touts of “corporate sponsorship opportunities” for the Delegation. “At the corporate sponsorship level, each participant will receive a one-page biographical description and a brief written description of his/her company (in both English and Chinese) in the delegation’s promotional package. The company logo and name will appear on all promotional materials. In addition, participants will be invited to attend all business meetings and receptions with the delegation, and will find opportunities to present their companies to highlevel transportation officials and industry leaders in China and Japan.” A “bilingual tour guide” was expected to meet the delegation at which time they “were transferred by air conditioned coach tour to the reserved Sunworld Dynasty Beijing,” one of the “top 3-Star Rated Hotels in Asia.” The delegation also has a formal meeting in Beijing with China’s Minis-
formed that our elected trustees are taking these funds,” Stowells said. “This should be publicly known, we (CCFF) make requests all the time for information, and we are always brushed aside. Trustees have eroded our benefits, it is time for them to do the same,” Stowells said. Stowells also said that part time instructors get no benefit “whatsoever.” “How is this justifiable,” he questioned. Solomon Namala, the incoming President of the CCFF, who also teaches Economics at Cerritos College said he this needs to become a “public conversation.” Dr. Sandra Salazar, MD, is an announced candidate for the 2012 November Cerritos College Board and she told LCCN that she had no idea and is appalled by the board. “This reminds me of the City of Bell. We need an environment of openness and accountability, not Trustees stuffing their pockets with cash,” she said. Trustee Cho said that Cerritos College is in better shape compared to when she was first elected, but agreed with Arthur in saying that the board should examine the policy. Hughlett, McHatton and Liu did not respond to inquiries from LCCN. © Copyright. 2012 from Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Group. All Rights Reserved. Permission to republish granted with proper attribution. try of Railways Planning Director Zhang Jianping. Last August, a high-speed train accident in Wenzhou, China killed more than 40 people and Zhang was at the center of a firestorm about how the Communist government officials handled the tragedy. The Wall Street Journal reported after the deadly crash government “censors silenced the news media’s dogged reporting on railway negligence and corruption, then starting censoring posts on micro blogs that has stoked outrage over the crash.” On Tuesday they arrived in Tianjin, China via a high speed train for a meeting and a tour of the Tianjin Economic Development Area, and a visit with Cloud Computer Base Company. On Wednesday the Delegation whisked off to Shanghai for a planned morning meeting with officials from SAIC Motor Corporation, Ltd. In the afternoon, according to published travel plans “will have a Huangpu River cruise and will view of the Water Front in Shanghai.” Chen, Barrows and the group were slated to meet with the Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Corporation. Barrows has been a staunch advocate of bringing a magnetic type train to Cerritos for the past two decades and has travelled extensively to Europe and Asian promoting the cause. The group also planned to sit down and talk with Douglas Dong, from the Shanghai Foreign Investment Board and Overseas Investment Development, which is a subsidiary of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce. On Friday, the group is expected to be in Tokyo, Japan, for a visit to the JR Central Shinkansen Control Center that
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CERRITOS COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Cumulative Stipends and Cash in Lieu Payments SOURCE: FINANCE DEPARTMENT, CERRITOS COLLEGE TED EDMISTON First Elected 1991 $99,640 Stipend $0 Cash in Lieu $99,640 Total BOB ARTHUR First Elected 1996 $43,917.58 Stipend $19,854 Cash in Lieu $63,711 Total TINA CHO First Elected 2007 $22,342 Stipend $74,376 Cash In Lieu $96,817 Total ROBERT HUGHLETT First Elected 2006 $32,859 Stipend $82,982 Cash In Lieu $115,841 Total THOMAS JACKSON First Elected 2003 $42,029 Stipend $0 Cash in Lieu $42,029 Total SHIN LIU First Elected 2009 $11,741 Stipend $28,324 Cash In Lieu $ 40,065 Total JEAN MCHATTON Appointed 2011 $4,129 Stipend $7,969 Cash In Lieu $12,098 Total AREAL HUGHES Student Board Rep. (Non-Voting) $3,063 Stipend $6,135 Cash in Lieu $9,198 Total
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oversees operation of that nation’s complex “bullet train” system. The delegation also had a meeting planned with the Ministry of Land, Industry and Tourism as well as meeting with JR East, and or JR Central real estate division to discuss rail station development. In a statement to HMG, Chen said that “the delegation will experience and study the various modes of high speed rail technology including the bullet train, high speed trains and maglev as a basis of comparison to determine the best alternatives for implantation in California.” Chen points out that “the trade mission was made possible by the collaboration of SCAG and Community Partners/ VerdeXchange Institute.” She also said that “individuals who are not government officials will be paying their own expenses.” But according to SCAG officials, at least $10,000 was approved to cover the expenses of Barrows and Santa Monica Councilwoman O’Connor for the trip during a Mar. 1st meeting of the Board of Directors of SCAG. Artesia City Manger Maria Dadian confirmed to LCCN that “no city funds from Artesia was used” towards the cost associated with Councilman Lima. “As far as I know, Councilman Lima paid his own way and own expenses and that no city funds from Artesia were utilized.” Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero, who is the President of the Orange Line Development Authority told HMG in a statement on Wednesday afternoon through city public information officer Tom Lorenz that “Frank was asked by SCAG if he was interested to attend as a representative from Orangeline.” “Frank initially was interested, but made no plans to attend."
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Cerritos College Names New Vice President of Human Resources Dr. Mary Anne Gularte begins her post July 1 NORWALK, Calif. - April 11, 2012 Dr. Mary Anne Gularte has been selected as Vice President/Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at Cerritos College. The Cerritos College Board of Trustees approved her contract at its regular meeting on March 7. Interim Vice President Victor Collins will finish his contract at the end of June. Beginning July 1 Dr. Gularte will oversee the Human Resources Office and all of human resources and employee relations programs at Cerritos College. "I am deeply honored and extremely excited to be given the opportunity to join the Cerritos College community," said Dr. Gularte. "With the College's rich history
and through Dr. Lacy's leadership, I am eager to work with faculty, staff, student leaders, and fellow administrators to help Cerritos College maintain its tradition of excellence in providing equitable and highquality programs in support of our students and their success. I look forward to getting to know my new colleagues and furthering the mission and vision of the College." Dr. Gularte, who most recently served as Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Services and Organizational Development at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, brings many years of experience in administration to her new post. At Chabot-Las Positas, Dr. Gularte provided leadership and direction for the Office of Human Resource Services and was responsible for the development, organization, and implementation of an effective and integrated human resource system.
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Dr. Gularte's career spans more than 30 years in higher education. Prior to Chabot, she has held senior-level human resources administrative positions at Oklahoma State University and the University of Florida. She holds a doctorate in human resource development and adult education and a master's in occupational and adult education, both from Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor's degree in experimental psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. "Mary Anne brings a wealth of human resource management knowledge, leadership, and expertise to Cerritos College. We are delighted to have her join the Cerritos College family and know she will make a difference here," said Cerritos College President/Superintendent Dr. Linda Lacy.
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Cerritos College Launches On-Line Career Tool Cerritos College has launched Career Coach, an online tool that allows students and community members to explore career opportunities and industry information by visiting the college's website and clicking on the Career Coach button in the center column. "This is free and available to students and the community," said Dr. Marilyn Brock, interim vice president of Academic Affairs at Cerritos College. Through a simple keyword search, students and any visitor to the college's website can learn about the employment prospects of careers they want to research.
The real-time information is customized to the college's region and includes detailed wage estimates and up-to-date job postings associated with any career. Users can also explore the college's programs when searching for specific jobs. "Jobs are listed in real time and person can search by miles from Cerritos to find employers who are hiring right now. I would encourage the community to use it," said Dr. Brock. If a career doesn't look like the right fit, individuals can search for similar jobs and see the largest skill gaps to fill to move to that career. They can also search for ca-
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reers based on the college's top training programs -- or the program or major they are interested in. In addition, Career Coach includes a built-in resume builder to help students and jobseekers quickly and efficiently put together an updated resume with key skills and job experience highlighted. Career Coach is available to the public and does not require a user name or password. For more information or to request assistance in using Career Coach, contact the Cerritos College Academic Affairs at http://cms.cerritos.edu/academic-affairs/ contact-us.htm.
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The Artesia City Council presented Certificates of Recognition to Priya Sheth and Alfredo Albania respectively as Youth Volunteer and Adult Volunteer at the Artesia County Library. They are Councilman Victor Manlo, Sheth and family, Mayor Pro Tem Sally Flowers, Artesia Librarian Barbara Nightingale, Albania, Councilmember Tony Lima, Miguel Canales, and Mayor John Lyon.
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Relief pitchers key John Glenn’s extra inning comeback against Bishop Montgomery
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n 10 previous starts during his three and a half seasons as a varsity member, John Glenn senior pitcher John Lemos never gave up more than three runs in the first inning of any game. But this past Tuesday afternoon, he doubled that number. However, a taste of the future pitching kept the Eagles in the game and allowed the offense to scratch and claw its way to an unbelievable 12-9 victory over Bishop
Montgomery in nine innings this past Tuesday to wrap up pool play action in the annual St. Paul Easter Baseball Tournament. First-year head coach Jack Brooks saw his team score eight runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings combined to tie the game, then push across three more in the top of the ninth on only one hit. “The one reason why we won the game was Frank Rodarte,” Brooks said. “He kept us in the game. That was his third, fourth and fifth innings of the year. That was huge. I knew if we could somehow stay in the game and get one [here] and two [there] and keep it close…in the seventh, we had some breaks.” Rodarte, a junior, replaced Lemos to begin the bottom of the second and quickly sat down the first seven batters on 18 pitches. He pitched three innings, threw 41 pitches and gave up three runs, one of which was earned. Lemos threw the same number of pitches and only faced 11 batters. He gave up six straight hits to begin the game, the last a two-run home run down the left field line from Eric Garcia. Meanwhile, the Glenn offense was sputtering as it had just one hit through the first four innings, a run scoring knock from junior second baseman Ricky Padilla which allowed freshman third baseman Luis Rosas to make it 6-1 in the second. The Knights added two runs in the bottom of the fourth before the Eagles began to make their comeback. Andy Burschinger walked senior catcher Ronaldo Acuna to
begin the fifth and after a strikeout, walked senior shortstop Jesse Gutierrez. An error allowed junior designated player Rene Gaytan to be safe at first which brought home Acuna. Junior right fielder Cesar Arzate plated Gutierrez on a fielder’s choice and Rosas followed with a run scoring single, making it 8-4. After Bishop Montgomery added its last run, Glenn countered with two in the sixth. Acuna, who was hit by a pitch, scored on a wild pitch and Arzate’s two-out base hit plated Lemos, who earlier singled. Padilla led off the seventh with a single, freshman left fielder Victor Sanchez was walked and junior center fielder Arturo Loera was hit to load the bases. One out later, Padilla scored on a wild pitch on the first ball thrown to Lemos, who would eventually ground out. But Gutierrez tied the contest with a base hit to center. While Glenn (7-11 overall) was making its comeback, Rosas picked up where Rodarte left off and worked the final five innings, scattering three hits and striking out four. The biggest of those four came in the fifth when he got Burschinger to look at strike three with the bases loaded. “I was really proud of the kid,” Brooks said. “He threw strikes and kept them off balanced. He struck out their [number] three hitter in a big situation. That was maybe a breakout performance for him; to give him some confidence moving forward.” That would be the first of six straight Rosas retired and he allowed only one runner to reach second. From the sixth through
the ninth frames, Rosas allowed four runners to reach base. Meanwhile, Loera was hit by a pitch to begin the ninth. Following a sacrifice from Acuna, Lemos was safe at second on an errant throw and went to third on a wild pitch. Four pitches later, Gutierrez laid down a bunt that straddled the first base line and stayed in play as Lemos touched home plate. The tying run was made possible when Padilla was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. In all, Glenn got eight hits, had seven batters walked, another seven were hit by a pitch and six batters reached on an error. Gutierrez and Padilla each had two hits. “All I have been saying to our kids is you can’t strike out and you have to put the ball in play,” Brooks said. “The walks will come. We had three sacrifices and a squeeze down. That’s what it’s all about.” Glenn opened the tournament last Saturday with a 6-3 comeback win against Warren, then blasted Aquinas 16-3 this past Monday. Glenn was to face Mary Star of the Sea this past Wednesday in one semifinal game in the AA division of the tournament but that has been postponed until Apr. 21. The Eagles will visit Norwalk on Wednesday to begin the home and home season series. “I hope it helps them believe in themselves and I hope it shows them to buy in to what myself and the coaching staff is selling,” Brooks said. “It’s the style and the type of baseball that we have to play to be successful because we’re not going to hit home runs. We’re not going to hit doubles.”
Community Calendar, Local Clubs and Organizations La Mirada CHEVRON SQUARE DANCE CLUB (714) 742-3668 EBELL CLUB (562) 777-9960 FRIENDS OF LA MIRADA THEATRE (562) 944-2210 FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 13800 La Mirada Blvd. La Mirada, CA 90638 (562) 943-0277 HALF CENTURY CLUB (562) 921-2922 KIWANIS CLUB OF LA MIRADA Every Wednesday 7:15 am Holiday Inn Select14299 Firestone Blvd., La Mirada First Thursday of the Month at 7:00 pm at The La Mirada Volunteer Center 11900 La Mirada Blvd., Suite 5, La Mirada lamiradakiwanis.org (714) 523-5612 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS kofc.org (562) 921-4051 LA MIRADA ARTS COLONY Usually the first Monday of the month 6:30-8:30 p.m. La Mirada Resource Center-13700 La Mirada Blvd. acolm.com/ (714) 941-4116 LA MIRADA COMMUNITY SERVICES FOUNDATION Improving the quality of life in La Mirada (562) 943-7277 LA MIRADA GADABOUTS 15833 Algeciras Dr., La Mirada, Violet Lesko (562) 947-0280 LA MIRADA MONDAY BRIDGE CLUB (562) 943-6075 LA MIRADA ROTARY CLUB (562) 690-4292 LA MIRADA SYMPHONY lamiradasymphony.aol.com lamiradasymphony.com/ (562) 941-5779 M.O.M.S. CLUB OF LA MIRADA (714) 736-9761 PHANTOM THEATRE PROJECTS (714) 690-2900 ROBERT F. KENNEDY DEMOCRATIC CLUB P. O. Box 821 La Mirada, CA 90637 (562)943-8527 Meetings: Mimi’s Cafe - In Whitwood Center 15436 Whittier Blvd, Whittier Third Monday of the month Dinner/Social hour at 5:30 pm. Program at 6:30 (562) 943-8527 SISTER CITY ASSOCIATION (562) 947-8027 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW)
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Cerritos AAUW (American Assn. of University Women) Saurabh Deedwania (562) 404-4488 Meets every 3rd Thursday, Skyline Room-Cerritos Library. CERRITOS SENIOR Gadabouts meet the second, third & fourth Mondays at the Cerritos Senior Center at Pat Nixon Park, 12340 South St. Judy Mendes, President 562-860-2151 HUBERT HUMPHREY DEMOCRATIC CLUB CoCo’s 7pm. 3rd Monday. Gary Chomiak 562.405.5482 CERRITOS REPUBLICAN CLUB Cerritos Library 7p.m 2nd Tuesday. Allen Wood 865-7294. OPTIMIST CLUB Off Street Cafe 7a.m. 1st, 2nd, 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m. 3rd Thursday. ROTARY CLUB Hometown Buffet noon Mondays VFW POST 1846 Heritage Park, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. 18600 Bloomfield Ave. Jeffrey Enomoto 714-292-2985 SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL Coco’s Restaurant 6p.m. 2nd Wed. & 12p.m. 4th Wed. WOMEN’S CLUB CPE 2nd Thursday. Gail Grossman at 562-926-8487 LIONS CLUB 11514 E. 178th Street, Artesia. 1st & 3rd Tuesday. Milton Hicks 926-3792. CONTACTS
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he wins keep coming for the Cerritos softball team this season while the Suburban League losses keep piling up for Artesia. Behind 11 strikeouts from freshman Jennifer Iseri, her second highest output of her brief high school career, the Lady Dons scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to put away the visiting Pioneers 11-1 last Thursday. Cerritos, the 10th ranked team in the California Interscholastic FederationSouthern Section Division II poll, won for the 12th straight time after an opening season loss and improved to 6-0 in the league. It’s the longest winning streak since winning 12 straight in 1999. In addition to her brilliant performance in the circle, Iseri was also three for four at the plate and drove in three runs. The big hit was a two-run shot over the centerfield fence in the sixth. Iseri leads the team in hitting (.561 average), hits (23), runs batted in (19), walks (nine), doubles (six) and home runs (four). She is also 9-1 in the circle with a 1.37 earned run average and has struck out 82 batters. “I think she has more to give,” said Cerritos head coach Bob Medina. “She’s learning everyday and I think she figures it out. It really works really nice. Jen’s deal is to learn how to play at an older level.” The Lady Dons scored a pair of runs in the first inning when sophomore designated
player Lilianna Herrera singled in freshman pinch runner Megan Darling and freshman left fielder Madison Lee scored on a wild pitch. Cerritos doubled its lead in the next inning when senior center fielder and Baylor University-bound Sarah Smith laced a double down the left field line to bring home senior third baseman Alyssa Marquez. On the very next pitch, Smith scored on a Iseri’s second hit of the game. With Cerritos up 5-0, the Pioneers (8-9, 0-4) finally got on the board in the top of the sixth when junior center fielder Dominique Gonzales reached on an error and later scored on a single from freshman catcher Briana Perez. It was only the third hit Artesia got off of Iseri. “Pitching-wise, they’ve improved,” Medina said of Artesia. “Fielding-wise, I believe they’ve improved. Offensive-wise, they’ve improved. It’s a matter of just getting them out there playing ball and playing catch more often than not. This is how the team is going to get better. [Head coach Jeff Hovis] has a plan for them and I think that will be pretty good for that team.” Cerritos, which has scored at least 11 runs in all six of its league games and has outscored Artesia, Bellflower and John Glenn 85-9, finally put Artesia away when it sent 10 batters to the plate and torched junior pitcher Dominique Moran for four hits and six runs in the sixth. Two other batters reached on errors and the game-ending run was scored on a wild pitch. “She didn’t hit her spots and [Iseri] got
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During the spring break the La Mirada High School baseball team took a week off from Suburban League play and participated in the St. Paul Baseball Tournament. However, the results have been a mixed outcome for the Matadores. The tournament, which was comprised of two divisions and a total of 34 teams, was played at six different locations over a span of five days. La Mirada was situated in the AAA division in a bracket format. In game one of the of the tournament last Saturday afternoon at La Mirada High the Matadores’ hurlers yielded 17 hits and fell to San Pedro, 18-7. The game was tied 3-3 after four innings before the Pirates’ offense erupted for 15 runs-nine in the fifth, two in the sixth and four in the seventh–to break open a close game. The Matadores also issued seven walks and committed three errors. To make matters worse Matadores starting pitcher, Cody Kruip, left the game
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players are batting at least .343. Cerritos is scheduled to participate in the Loara Tournament on Saturday, then begin the toughest part of its league schedule on Wednesday with a road meeting at defending co-league champion Mayfair. For the Pioneers, they have gone in reverse since the beginning of the season. Once ranked in the division Top 10 poll when they were 7-2, Artesia has lost seven of its last eight games and has not won on the field since Mar. 15. The lone win since that time was a forfeit against St. Bernard. Artesia has also lost 48 consecutive league games. “They’re growing, they’re really growing,” Hovis said. “They’re seeing each game and they’re understanding each game. They’re understanding their problems and mistakes. We’re having injury problems and we’re trying to fight through them and trying to get healthy. We have Spring Break which will give us time to get healthy against La Mirada, and then we have the second half of the season. It doesn’t show on the scoreboard but it shows with their attitude on the field and it shows with how they don’t give up and they keep fighting.” While Cerritos has a tougher league slate the rest of the way, the Pioneers have an easier road. After facing La Mirada next week, Artesia will have John Glenn, Norwalk and Bellflower during the last three weeks of the regular season and hopes to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1992.
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with an arm injury. Kruip pitched four innings before being relieved in the fifth inning. He remained in the game and played left field. In the fifth Kruip injured his left (throwing) shoulder after making several relay throws to the infield. On his second relay throw Kruip showed immediate signs of discomfort with his shoulder. Following the play La Mirada head coach Kim Brooks removed Kruip from the game for precautionary measures. . “Cody pinched a nerve when he relayed the ball into the infield,” said Brooks. “He threw it in an awkward position across his body and off balance. He made a second throw from the same position and that’s when he pinched a nerve in his shoulder. He’s going to be fine. He can still DH but I don’t plan to pitch him until next week when we’ll back in league play.” Despite the loss Kruip and Blake Wilson did manage three hits a hit a piece. In game two on Monday, pitcher Austin Rojo (2-2), threw a complete game and La
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up,” said the first-year head coach of Moran. “That girl was three for four and we were trying to keep her away. She was just a tough out all the way around. And then she didn’t get the pitch out where she was supposed to and she got it out of the plate. From that point, we should have been out of the inning. A couple of errors [also] cost us.” The mercy rule has been used in five of the six league games thus far but Medina said that’s never the intentions of Cerritos. In fact, in the two games against Artesia, the Lady Dons didn’t put the game away until the fifth and sixth innings respectively. If anything, Medina was displeased with the fact that his players were chasing bad pitches and he didn’t like their approach to hitting. “That’s kind of not our plan,” Medina said. “I have a lot a respect for Artesia. Jeff is a good guy. It’s not your idea of putting them away. It’s trying to play the game the proper way. It’s their approach at home plate.” “Our whole job is not to come out here and mercy the teams that people want to mercy,” he added. “I just want to play a good game and I want everybody to play that way.” Junior right fielder Bianca Espinoza went three for four with a run scored while Herrera and Marquez each collected a pair of hits as the Lady Dons are batting a blistering .409. Five everyday players are batting at least .400 and another four everyday
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WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2012 11:00 A.M., or soon thereafter. City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA. 90716
SEALED BIDS: The City of Hawaiian Gardens invites sealed bids for the Hawaiian Gardens 2011-12 Annual Pavement Rehabilitation Project ARHM on Various Residential Streets Project (CDBG No. 601418-01) and will receive such bids in the office of the City Clerk, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716, up to the hour of 11:00 am, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at City Hall, Council Chambers 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. This project will include cold milling, asphalt concrete overlay, remove and replace sidewalk, curb and gutter,, driveway, AC pavement, striping, and all items not mentioned but indicated in the Plans and Specifications. Copies of the Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents are available from the City of Hawaiian Gardens, Community Development Department 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716, upon payment of a $30 nonrefundable fee, if picked up, or payment of a $45 nonrefundable fee, if mailed. Should you have any questions regarding this project please contact the City of Hawaiian Gardens at (562) 420-2641 ext. 208 or ext. 216. Published: Los Cerritos Community News – April 13 & 27, 2012
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALETrustee NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015004563 Title Order No.: Sale No. : 20110015005370 Title Order No.: GM-259649-C Loan No 0585376908 Insurer No. 100304572 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER 110479606 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DE585376908YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/30/2006. UNFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/09/2005. UNLESS LESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT 01/28/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO YOU TAKE ACTION TOName: PROTECT YOUR YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A Job LAIR_Toad_Croaker_LCCN.indd PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANASOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC TION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDEXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION ING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONPROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD SPECS OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING TACT A LAWYER.NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, AGAINST YOU, YOUTrim: SHOULD CONTACT A appointed Trustee under and pursuant to DeedAPPROVALS of 10." X 7.875." as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Recorded on 11/16/2006 as Instrument No. LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/08/2005 as Instru06 2536475 of official records in the office of the Bleed: N/A ment bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state AD: PM:No. 05 0290276 of official records in the ofCounty Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, fice of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES or national bank checkLive: drawn by a state or fedState of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: RAFACounty, MK: State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED eral credit union, or a check drawn by a state or EL GARCIA AND MARTHACW: C GARCIA, WILL BY: MESIAS LOZANO AND LAURA M. LOSELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST federal savings and loan association, Colors: 4C or savings ZANO, CD: PP: WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/ association, or savings bank specified in Section HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment Scale: 100% to do CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized ST: at time of sale QA: authorized by 2924h(b), (payable of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable business in this state, will be held by the duly apin lawful money of the United States). DATE Publication: at time of sale in lawful money of the United OF SALE: 04/26/2012 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 pointed trustee. The sale will be made, but withStates). OF SALE: 04/26/2012 TIME OF Code Check AM PLACE OF SALE: BYQR THE FOUNTAIN iPhoneDATEDROID Other: out covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADsatisfy the obligation secured by saidDATE Deed of 3-30-12 other common designation, if any, of the real propRELEASE DRESS and other common designation, if any, erty described above is purported to be:and other Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liof the real property described above is purported common designation, if any, of the real property ability for any incorrectness of the property adto be: 16209 JOANNA AVENUE, CERRITOS, described above is purported to be: 17129 LEAL dress or other common designation, if any, shown CALIFORNIA 90703 APN#: 7016-027-035 The AVE, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 APN#: herein. TRUSTOR: JUSTIN CHENG and LIDA undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any 7008-005-035 The undersigned Trustee disclaims incorrectness of the street address and other comD. CHENG, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT any liability for any incorrectness of the street mon designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale address and other common designation, if any , TENANTS Recorded 08/16/2005 as Instrument will be made, but without covenant or warranty, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without No. 2005-1963000 in Book , page of Official Reexpressed or implied, regarding title, possession, covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal garding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay County, California Date of Sale: 05/01/2012 at the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as prowith interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), 11:00 A.M. Place of Sale: By the fountain located vided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of Property Address is purported to be: 13534 DARthe Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total VALLE STREET CERRITOS, CA 90703-0000 of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation of the obligation secured by the property to be APN#: 7023-007-030 The total amount secured secured by the property to be sold and reasonable sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time by said instrument as of the time of initial publicaadvances at the time of the initial publication of of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is tion of this notice is $750,053.72, which includes the Notice of Sale is $362,706.03. The beneficiary $537,924.51. The beneficiary under said Deed the total amount of the unpaid balance (including under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estiundersigned a written Declaration of Default and of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written mated costs, expenses, and advances at the time Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The underand Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said of initial publication of this notice. NOTICE TO signed caused said Notice of Default and Election Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be rePOTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real corded in the county where the real property is property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL bidding on this property lien, you should underlocated. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this stand that there are risks involved in bidding at If you are considering bidding on this property property lien, you should understand that there lien, you should understand that there are risks ina trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, areIf you are considering bidding on this property volved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid lien, you should understand that there are risks inbidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placvolved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle ing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placyou to free and clear ownership of the property. automatically entitle you to free and clear owning the highest bid at a trustee auction does not You should also be aware that the lien being ership of the property. You should also be aware automatically entitle you to free and clear ownthat the lien being auctioned off may be a junior auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the ership of the property. You should also be aware lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior you are or may be responsible for paying off all lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, responsible for paying off all liens senior to the liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you are or may be responsible for paying off all lien being auctioned off, before you can receive you can receive clear title to the property. You are liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before clear title to the property. You are encouraged to encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, you can receive clear title to the property. You are and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this investigate the existence, priority, and size of outencouraged to investigate the existence, priority, property by contacting the county recorder 's ofand size of outstanding liens that may exist on this standing liens that may exist on this property by fice or a title insurance company, either of which property by contacting the county recorder 's ofcontacting the county recorder's office or a title inmay charge you a fee for this information. If you fice or a title insurance company, either of which surance company, either of which may charge you consult either of these resources, you should be may charge you a fee for this information. If you a fee for this information. If you consult either of consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. these resources, you should be aware that the same one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of sale may be postponed one or more times by the the California Civil Code. The law requires that the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuinformation about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to The law requires that information about trustee tesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, learn whether your sale date has been postponed, sale postponements be made available to you and and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at for the sale of this property, you may call 714for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale 730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap. date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the resale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap. com for information regarding the sale of this com for information regarding the sale of this scheduled time and date for the sale of this properproperty, using the file number assigned to this property, using the file number assigned to this ty, you may call telephone number for information case 20110015005370. Information about postcase 20100015004563. Information about postregarding the trustee's sale] or visit this Internet ponements that are very short in duration or that ponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not Web site Internet Web site address for information occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone informaregarding the sale of this property], using the file immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to tion or on the Internet Web site. The best way to number assigned to this case case file number]. verify postponement information is to attend the verify postponement information is to attend the Information about postponements that are very scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORscheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORshort in duration or that occur close in time to the MATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & MATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lp200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www. in the telephone information or on the Internet sasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTWeb site. The best way to verify postponement 04/03/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: ING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION 03/27/2012 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PUROBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, POSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Bou03/30/2012Dated: NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: levard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 714-730-2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 TeleOFFICER A-4221615 04/06/2012, 04/13/2012, copier: (972) 661-7800 A-4222350 04/06/2012, 661-7800 A-4222641 04/06/2012, 04/13/2012, 04/13/2012, 04/20/2012 04/20/2012 04/20/2012
CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Planning Commission of the City of Artesia will hold a Regular Planning Commission Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following item(s): Case No. 2012-11
Variance and Conditional Use Permit Modification 11840 E. 178th Street
Paul Kim, 6281 Beach Boulevard #219, Buena Park, CA 90621 A request for approval of a variance to allow less parking than required by code (207 parking variance) for the conversion of an gymnasium into a multi-purpose room that is used for religious assemblies and a conditional use permit modification for such request for the property located at 11840 178th Street in the Single Family Residential (R-1) Zone. Resolution No. 2012-09P Case No. 2012-13
Design Review 19027 Pioneer Boulevard
Ioban (Mahender Mawijam) P.O. Box 7625, Los Angeles, CA 90007 The applicant is requesting design review approval for exterior façade, site improvements and interior improvements of a furniture retail building located at 19027 Pioneer Boulevard located in the Commercial Planned Development (C-P-D) Zone. Resolution No. 2012-11P If you challenge any of these proposals in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Artesia Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matters listed above. PUBLISHED: April 13, 2012
Okina Dor, Planning Director
Published at Los Cerritos Community News 4/13/12 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9980-1867 TSG Order No.: 79481 A.P.N.: 7008-010-006 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/13/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 03/19/2008 as Document No.: 20080467989, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Belinda A. Valle, a unmarried woman and Josephine G. Cordero, a unmarried woman, and Elvira C. Gavino, a unmarried woman, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by 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). 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. Sale Date & Time: 04/19/2012 at 01:00 PM Sale Location: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17233 Pires Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by 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, to-wit: $670,720.69 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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 (877) 778-7237 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www.rsvpforeclosures.com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9980-1867. 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. 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 Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 09/07/2011 NBS Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766-7751 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: www.rsvpforeclosures.com or call (877) 778-7237 NBS Default Services, LLC, Mandi Harvey 3/21/2012 “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” (RSVP# 286096, 03/30/12, 04/06/12, 04/13/12)
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