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Noguez Investigation, Arrest Catapults Los Cerritos Community News into 2013 Pulitzer Competition

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os Cerritos Community Newspaper is now “an official entrant” in the prestigious 2013 Pulitzer Prize competition in two categories after its groundbreaking coverage into the current criminal case inside the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper will be considered by Pulitzer jurors in the categories of Public Service and Investigative Series. Publisher Brian Hews said that “this is a historical week for Los Cerritos Community Newspaper and for our entire community.” “To have a small community newspaper considered for the largest award in Journalism in the United States is beyond our wildest dreams,” Hews said. Hews submitted nearly one dozen articles that were authored and co-written by Investigative Reporter Randy Economy regarding “pay to play” activities inside the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office. “For over one year, Los Cerri-

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he Central Basin Water District Board of Directors has fired Interim Chief Executive Officer Charles P. Fuentes and Ronald Beilke, Assistant to the General Manager last Thursday afternoon during a heated special meeting in Commerce. Fuentes confirmed that both he and Beilke were relieved from their duties after newly elected members Leticia Vasquez, James Roybal and longtime member Bob Apodaca voted to oust both of them. Fuentes told Los Cerritos Community Newspaper that he

Cerritos City Council Candidate Frank Yokoyama’s Suspended by CA State Bar By Randy Economy randy@cerritosnews.net

L PHOTO BY OFFICE OF JACKIE LACEY Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews (right) and Investigative Reporter Randy Economy (left) pose with newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey. tos Community Newspaper investigated the inner workings of the nation’s largest property tax office, and what we found and subsequently uncovered became, in the words of Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley the largest and most significant public corruption

Fuentes, Beilke Fired by Central Basin Water District Board By Randy Economy

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was advised by General Counsel Arnold Alvarez-Glasman that “three members of the Board of Directors had voted to release me of my duties.” Fuentes is a former City Manager of Pico Rivera and former Chief of Staff to Rep. Grace F. Napolitano and key Senior Administrator of former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn. Beilke, is a former Mayor and City Councilman in the City of Pico Rivera as well as an executive with the Water Replenishment District of Southern California. In a statement to Los Cerritos Community Newspaper and

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case in LA County history,” Hews said in a statement. “It is the story of a lifetime, one of the biggest scandals in modern L.A. history, a Watergate style journalistic adventure that took us

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a Mirada Mayor Gabe Garcia was arrested last Thursday night after he was involved in a vehicle accident while driving under the influence, the La Mirada Lamplighter and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has learned. Garcia was driving along the 14700 Block of Tacuba Road in La Mirada at around 10:30 p.m. when he struck an unknown object, according to Captain Pat Maxwell of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station. Maxwell said that Garcia was held at the Norwalk Station for approximately eight hours before being released after a citation was issued. Garcia also works as a Reserve for the Orange Police Department. At least three residents who live on Tacuba Road, who did not want to be publicly identified, told The Lamplighter that they

PHOTO BY RANDY ECONOMY Cerritos City Council candidate Frank Yokoyama has been suspended by the California State Bar in a decision this past month. confronted Garcia after the crash that left at least two vehicles with damages, including Garcia’s car. “He was totally confused. We hear this loud crash and came out of our houses to see what was going on,” one resident told the Lamplighter. “The guy (Garcia) was dazed,

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Greuel Campaign Manager John Shallman Had Tax Liens Prior to Durkee Arrest By Randy Economy and Brian Hews randy@cerritosnews.net publisher@cerritosnews.net

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ohn Shallman, Campaign Manager to Los Angeles Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel was been hit with thirteen different state and federal tax liens in the last six years totaling more than $2.2 million. Shallman and his attorney have publicly indicated that the tax liens are the result of convicted ex-campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee who managed the high-powered political consultant’s personal estate. Durkee is now serving a prison sentence for bilking millions of dollars

from some of the most influential elected officials in California. But an investigation of public records by Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has called into question Shallman’s statement because a majority of the liens were filed prior to Durkee being arrested. Durkee was arrested September 2011 on suspicion of mail fraud. She was found guilty and sentenced to eight years in prison in 2012. According to public records, Shallman had liens filed in Sep. 2006 for $302,115, another in May 2007 for 12,635, one in Dec. 2009 for $202,121, four in 2010 for $214,998 in April, $353,280 in May, $304,675 in May, and

$211,998 in June. A $329,368 lien was filed in August of 2011. The timing of the filed liens contradicts Shallman’s prior statements that they resulted from Durkee’s fraud. “The IRS and California will give you twenty days if the check is not included with the return”, said Dave Ress a CPA from Irvine, “if you do not pay, a letter will go out in the next thirty days demanding payment. If you do not pay within twenty days of that letter, they will file the lien immediately.” “That timeline dictates a lien could be filed approximately seventy days from the filing of the

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An open letter from Y. Kang, wife of James Kang

Dear Cerritos Residents,

I am Y. Kang, wife of James Kang. chaotic I would like to thank all of you who support my husband in the midst of a election campaign. husband. I was saddened at seeing the paid campaign advertisements attacking my another We have received threats that this was going to happen from members of to exploit Mr. candidate’s campaign for quite some time. It is sad that they are willing the actual Park emotions in order to further political ends by taking the attention off issues facing our city. It is politics at its worst. ct the Although I hate to dignify such attacks I feel something must be said to corre a response. I false impression given by that advertisement and so I insisted on writing and mother know I do not write or speak well, but I feel compelled to speak as a wife of three children. ul for me Twenty-five years ago my husband made a serious mistake that was painf I don’t need and my family. I cannot put into words how difficult that time was for me. I don’t see to imagine what Mr. Park went through because I went through it too, but how he can justif y mischaracterizing what happened. ended, As Mr. Park knows, after all inappropriate conduct involving my husband ually ended his wife dated another man while still married to Mr. Park and she event her marriage to be with that other man. to me and After the event, my husband turned from his actions and devoted himself our family. giving his Although it was difficult, we made it work. He has spent the rest of his life rely that best to us as a father and family man. As a wife and mother, I can say since this is true. I wish we can forget this incident that occurred 25 years ago. My husband t ever apologized to Mr. Park many times and the last time Mr. Park said he didn’ thoughts of want to hear from my husband. This was well before my husband had any running for office. Although I could address other misrepresentations and obvious omissions of respect concerning his own conduct Mr. Park chose to leave out about himself, out ssing for him, his new wife and his children, I really do not want to continue discu to go through what really is not important today. I especially wouldn’t want his family days. the same shock that my family and I have experienced these last several rd to I wish Timothy (Young) Park a blessed life and hope that he can move forwa enjoy a joyful future with his family.

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Carol Chen is an Agent of Communist China

who does carol chen really represent? CAROL CHEN CARES MORE ABOUT CREATING JOBS IN CHINA THAN HELPING THE UNEMPLOYED RESIDENTS OF CERRITOS! Cerritos Councilwoman Carol Chen cares more about creating jobs in China than she does for the unemployed residents of Cerritos. In 2012 Mayor Carol Chen lead a delegation of local City Council Members, including Councilman Bruce Barrows, on a lavish 8 day “working” trip to China and Japan to ride bullet trains, dine in five star exclusive restaurants, and sleep in the most exclusive hotels that China has to offer. Carol Chen spent days trying to convince officials from Communist China to bring their employers and jobs to Cerritos when she was leading an effort to stop the hard working men and women who work for our great city of Cerritos.

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Publishers Corner

Hypocrisy of the NRA: Take Two By Brian Hews publisher@cerritosnews.net

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he nation doesn’t need any new gun laws, just better enforcement of laws that Brian Hews already exist, says Publisher Wayne LePierre, head sleaze bag of the NRA. It’s an argument full of hypocrisy. The argument that the existing laws would be sufficient if only the officials in charge did their job and enforced them properly is nothing more than a sleazy diversion. Deadly loopholes have been passed at the N.R.A.’s insistence. Wayne Sleaze Bag is fighting back-

ground checks and cracking down on illegal gun trafficking, laws needed to make existing laws more effective. Sleaze is also fighting reducing the supply of assault weapons and large ammunition clips that so often figure in mass shootings, which will require new laws. It is true that the Justice Department should prosecute more people who lie or deliberately provide inaccurate information about their criminal histories on background checks. Studies show that those who lie are more likely than the average person to commit violent crimes after they are denied a firearm purchase. Yet in 2010, the latest date for which figures are available, just 44 of the nearly 80,000 Americans who flunked backgrounds checks because they lied or gave incorrect information were charged with a crime. That’s a shockingly low number. Nevertheless, the N.R.A.’s sleazy effort to shift the debate to lax enforcement continues without letup. An N.R.A. official, Andrew Arulanandam, said recently that the government’s failure to investigate people who failed their background checks meant that people who should not be buying guns in the first place were escaping justice. He failed to mention that it is only because of the 1993 Brady Act, which the N.R.A. opposed, that the nation even has a

system that can identify prohibited buyers and those who lie. The hypocrisy of the N.R.A.’s argument that the problem is weak enforcement is exposed by its efforts over the years to undercut current laws. It has fought to ensure that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lacks the leadership and legal authority to do its job. Restrictions enacted at the gun lobby’s insistence make it exceedingly hard to identify dealers who falsify sales records and bar the bureau from putting gun-sale records into a central database for speedy tracing of weapons used in crimes. The Firearm Owners’ Protection Act of 1986, fought for by the NRA, has made it difficult to investigate and prosecute gun trafficking to this day. For example, it protects unscrupulous gun dealers by prohibiting A.T.F. agents from making more than one unannounced inspection a year. It also makes it hard to revoke their licenses. Those and other damaging provisions from the 1986 law should be tossed; the N.R.A.’s opposition won’t make that easy. Keeping guns out of the wrong hands has never been a gun lobby priority. Its priority has been weak enforcement of weak laws. Hypocrisy of the highest and sleaziest order.

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'A Better Budget Picture for ABC' Dear Cerritos Resident,

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nlike the previous five years, ABC Unified School District began 2013 with encouraging Dr. Mary Sieu news regarding the Superintendent - ABCUSD budget forecast for 2013-2014. At the January 22nd ABC Board of Education Meeting, information was presented regarding the Governor’s budget package for 2013-14. Overall, the proposal is encouraging with full funding for Proposition 98 guarantee, including a $1.6 billion increase in general purpose funding for school districts. This latest package reflects a significant improvement in the state’s finances, due to the economic recovery, prior budgetary restrain, and voters’ approval of temporary tax increases. For the past five years, education funding has been cut by $8 billion and ABC’s budget was cut by almost $30 million. The Governor proposed the following funding for K-12 education: •

$1.8 billion to reduce inter-year deferrals to $5.6 billion • $1.6 billion to begin implementation of a new school finance formula called Local Control Funding Formula • $400.5 million for energy efficiency projects in schools from Prop 39 • $100 million increase for the K-12 Mandate Block Grant • $62.8 million for a 1.65% Cost of Living Adjustment for selected categorical programs The Governor is proposing a sweeping reform of California’s school finance system. The current system is overly complex, administratively costly and inequitably distributed. His proposal of a new Local Control Funding Formula will replace the current revenue limits and categorical programs funding. The budget proposal includes several significant and specific changes. The District could receive supplemental and concentration grants for English language learners, low income students, and foster children. Career technical education funding will be included in the grades 9-12 student funding rate. The Governor also proposes to shift responsibility for Adult Education programs from K-12 school agencies to community colleges effective 2013-2014. The State Department of Finance is expected to release greater details in a couple of weeks. If approved, the new formula will have a major impact, both fiscally and programmatically for ABC Unified School District. We welcome this brighter picture of the budget for schools and will keep you all informed. A copy of the Jan. 22nd Board presentation on the Governor’s proposals and its impact on ABC is available on the District’s website at www.abcusd. k12.ca.us.

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La Mirada Mayor Garcia Resigns as City of Corona Parks Director One Week after DUI Arrest When asked if Garcia was forced to resign from his slot with the City of Corona, Irvine commented, “We did accept his resignation and will not elaborate on the details.” Garcia was arrested a week ago after he was involved in a vehicle accident while driving under the influence. Garcia was driving along the 14700 Block of Tacuba Road in La Mirada at around 10:30 p.m. when he struck an unknown object, according to Captain Pat Maxwell of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station. Garcia was held at the Norwalk Station for approximately eight hours before being released after a citation was issued and a $5,000 bail bond posted. Garcia has not returned repeated calls for comment about his arrest.

By Randy Economy La Mirada Mayor Gabe Garcia has submitted his resignation as the Director of Parks and Community Services for the City of Corona just two weeks after his arrest of driving under the influence and getting in a car accident. Wednesday, Garcia resigned from his $165,000.00 per year job with the City of Corona, according to Greg Irvine, and Assistant City Manager for the Inland Empire municipality. “We accepted Mr. Garcia’s resignation, and we have no further comment on the matter at this time,” Irvine told the La Mirada Lamplighter and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper.

Letter to the Editor

RE: James Kang Dear Editor,

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must share an interesting experience with Mr. James Kang, candidate for Cerritos City Council this coming March. He called to ask for my endorsement and I told him 3 times during the conversation that I was not endorsing any candidates at this election. Politics in Cerritos has turned me off. He again tried and I again said no, and he proceeded to say the following statement to me; "Well, I guess you can support and vote for George Ray", he is one of your kind". I have never in 42 years in Cerritos heard

La Mirada Mayor Gabe Garcia. such a Racist remark. Mr. Kang, whether I support Mr. Ray or any other candidate has nothing to do with race. We live in the most diverse city in California and you continue to pull your race into the election. You have signs on homes of people who are not even registered and in many cases not even citizens. Please remember Mr. Kang, this is America and we care about all people and do not appreciate your remarks. Whether I vote for Mr. Ray is not because of Race but because he is qualified. Name on File

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endy Greuel’s mayoral campaign released its first television ad Tuesday FREE Evaluation And Comparable to promote the work she’s done as Prices For Your Property Los Angeles City Controller in which she takes credit for identifying $160 million in LIST your property with Diana waste. and consider it SOLD Los Cerritos Community News per(562) 926-4882 formed an analysis of the numbers from Website: www.diananeedham.com Greuel’s reports obtained from her website and found the “Audit Division Performance Reports” from 2010, 2011, and 2012 add up to only $96.7 million not the $160 million Greuel is claiming, a $63.3 million discrepancy. In the reports, Greuel cited $28 million savings in 2010, $27.7 million in 2011, and $40.8 million in 2012. Further analysis by LCCN shows that if the categories are broken down, the total 2010-2012 cost savings - the “cutting waste” portion of the report-amounted to only $26.2 million, 27% of the $96.7 milProbate, lion total. Wills & Trusts The remaining $70.5 million is categorized as potential revenue, potential savConservatorship, ings, and impact on revenue with Greuel Guardianship, listing $62 million as “impact on revenue.” Dispute But even a large part that $62 million is questionable. Mediation $23 million pertains to an advertising contract with to a CBS/DeCaux for “ad panels on street furniture.” The 20 year contract, started in 2002, A0424-Used Oil (Cerritos) 9/23/05 1:33 1 number and type of furcalledPMfor Page a certain

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ment program “that could be considered overpayment by a different interpretation of contract terms.” $3.2 million is cited in her report for “worker’s compensation subrogation recovery”. These are hospital fees paid by the city to a worker who was hurt on the job by a third party, not hurt because of the job. The city or insurance carrier has subrogation interest – a right of recovery against the negligent party. Greuel is essentially estimating what city attorney will recover and placing it as savings to the city. All tolled, out of the $62 million in revenue impact, over $57 million is potential or dependent on programs becoming fully operational according to Greuel’s own reports.

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Pride and Prejudice

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at Cerritos By Glen Creason

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(Hews and Economy) to dark bars and remote meeting places, and subjected them to threats and bullying from Noguez allies, advisers, the largest public relations firm in Los Angeles and even threatened by two elected members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors,” Hews said. Both Cooley, and current Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey submitted letters of support on behalf of the community newspapers efforts to the Pulitzer judges. In February, journalism jurors will meet and nominate three finalists in each category. The nominations will go to the Pulitzer Prize Board, which selects the winners. The nominated finalists and prizewinners will be announced on April 15. More than 2,400 entries are submitted each year in the Pulitzer Prize competitions, and only 21 awards are normally made. The awards are the culmination of a year-long process that begins early in the year with the appointment of 102 distinguished judges who serve on 20 separate juries and are asked to make three nominations in each of the 21 categories.

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CERRITOS BIKE LANES, PARKING LOTS IMPROVED The City of Cerritos recently completed a project to improve the bike lanes on Artesia Boulevard within the jurisdiction of the City of Cerritos. The project included the installation of bike lane signage and approximately 3.2 miles of bike lane striping. The bike lane improvements continue the implementation of the Cerritos Bikeway Route Map as adopted by the City Council in April 2010. The project also included the rehabilitation of approximately 40,000 square feet of asphalt in two CPE parking areas. In addition, 22,500 square feet of type II slurry seal were applied in two CPE parking areas and on the northeast entry drive. Pavement repairs were also made to the parking lot adjacent to the Cerritos Swim and Fitness Center. The City Council awarded a contract in the amount of $98,098 to All American Asphalt for the Artesia Boulevard bike lane and CPE parking lot improvements. The bike lane improvement costs will be paid for by Transportation Development Act, Article 3 funds. The repairs to the Cerritos Swim and Fitness Center parking area were added to the project in an amount not to exceed $33,000.


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Tri-City Regional Med Center First in Area to Offer da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to Patients New Robotic Technology Provides Surgeons Improved Vision, Control and Outcomes for Women’s and Men’s Surgical Procedures As part of its continual efforts to provide the community it serves with access to the most advanced technologies available, TriCity Regional Medical Center has marked the new year by announcing the launch of its Center for Advanced Robotic Surgery and acquisition of the most advanced da Vinci Surgical System, a cutting-edge robotic system that provides a minimally invasive approach to complex surgery. Surgeons will begin performing procedures with the new system in 2013.   With the acquisition, Tri-City Regional Medical Center becomes the first community hospital in the area to offer the advanced robotic technology to its patients. This innovative robotic system will provide surgeons at Tri-City Regional Medical Center with an alternative to both laparoscopy (known as ‘keyhole) surgery, and traditional open surgery. Surgeons will operate the controls of the state-of-the-art robotic platform for a variety of surgical procedures, including urological, gynecological, cardiothoracic, colorectal, head and neck, and general surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to control four interactive robotic arms while seated at a high-resolution 3D screen in the operating room. Unique instrumentation allows a surgeon's hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise micro-movements of tiny instruments. The precision offered by the technology translates into smaller incisions, low blood loss, lower complication rates, shorter typical lengths of stay, and

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Continued from page 10 minimum continuing education, known as MCLE, during the period of February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2011. Yokoyama told State Bar officials that he “was in compliance with the MCLE requirements,” when in fact he had not complied with any MCLE courses within the compliance period.” “When Respondent (Yokoyama) reported to the State Bar that he was in compliance with the MCLE requirements, (Yokoyama) knew or was grossly negligent in not knowing that he had not completed the MCLE during the compliance period as required,” Ashod Mooradian, Deputy Trial Counsel’s stated in the decision. Yokoyama eventually took the required courses “necessary to come into compliance after being contracted by Membership Services (of the California State Bar) after an audit was conducted by state officials. Yokoyama, who is considered one of the front runners in the upcoming Cerritos City Council election, told LCCN that in 2008 he took a course “that I believed would fufil my continuing education requirement with the California State Bar Association.” “Last year (2012), I received a notice upon receiving this notification from the CSB. I immediately complied, completed and fully cooperated with this request,” Yokoyama said. “As the State Bar stated

in their decisions, I have practiced law for 17 years without any prior incidents and have never harmed a client,” Yokoyama told LCCN. “I take full responsibility for my error,” he said. “I continue to focus on running a positive campaign so we can move Cerritos forward.”

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Continued from page 10 tax return. An October 15, 2006 nonpayment of taxes would generate a lien by late December, 2006,” Ress commented. “The liens can only relate to the tax year it was filed or the years before, they can’t file liens on future earnings” said Ress. “In the case of Mr. Shallman, the liens for 2006 to 2011 would relate to those years or prior years only,” said Ress. In a statement to the LA Times in March of this year, Shallman's attorney, Scott Brown, said that Durkee handled Shallman’s "taxes, personal and business bookkeeping for years. It seemed like such a relief to have someone we thought we could trust handling all of our business affairs. Instead it turned into a nightmare,” he said. “The lien notices would have been mailed to Mr. Shallman’s residence, the address stated on the tax returns,” said Ress, “so presumably he knew all the liens were filed.” Shallman Attorney Andrew Cohen refused to comment on the liens. Jeff Corliss, senior advisor with the Kevin James for Mayor campaign commented, “Every time Wendy Greuel comes in contact with numbers, they just don't add up, wouldn't she have the same problem as Mayor?” Shallman is in legal hot water in another high profile case when the campaign lawyers of Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich filed additional motions in a Los Angeles County court last week that he allegedly engaged in promissory fraud, and unfair business practices during a campaign for Los Angeles County District Attorney in 2012. Shallman and Greuel came under fire two weeks ago when Los Cerritos Community Newspaper published the official city calendar of the Controller. In those documents, Shallman and Greuel were listed as meeting more than 150 times during a four-year period on what appears to be politically related meetings, strategy sessions, as well as attending several dozen political fundraising events for her Mayoral campaign coffers.

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MISS CERRITOS CONTEST NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED

Nominations are now being accepted for the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Miss Cerritos Contest. The contest is not a pageant, but is a professional development opportunity for young women. The contest seeks to find a professional, outgoing, responsible, articulate young woman who will represent the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador throughout the year. The goal of the contest is for young women to gain professional networking skills, public speaking and interview skills, and to make contacts within the Cerritos business community to help further their professional careers. To be considered, applicants must be high school graduates and no older than 27. Miss Cerritos contestants must also live, work or go to school in Cerritos, or work for a business that is a member of the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 Miss Cerritos Contest on Wednesday, March 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. To apply for the Miss Cerritos contest, contact the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce by Monday, February 25 at (562) 467-0800. (An orientation meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 26.) If your business is interested in sponsoring a young woman, please contact the Chamber for details.

CERRITOS WOMAN'S CLUB WANTS YOU TO "BE A SWEETHEART"

On February 14, 2013 at 10:30 am at Cerritos Park East, the Woman's Club of Artesia-Cerritos will be hosting a presentation on 2 very Hot Topic health issues facing society today. We will be having a speaker from the Mental Health Agency of Los Angeles County who will present signs to look for, ways to help and answer your questions. We will also have a speaker from Greater Long Beach/San Gabriel Valley Autism Society of America, they will also talk about signs, ways to help and answer questions. We are encouraging members of the community to come and listen and learn. We will be having a coffee and cake service available for $5.00. If you have any questions, contact Gail Grossman at 562926-8487 or send an email to wcac606@ gmail.com.

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State Assemblymember Ian Calderon Speaks with Youth in Government Students Newly elected State Assemblymember Ian Calderon served as the guest speaker at the 53rd annual Youth in Government luncheon in the City of La Mirada last week. Youth in Government is a collaborative effort between the City of La Mirada, Norwalk-La Mirada School District and La Mirada Ebell. The award winning program partners students from La Mirada High School with City officials in an effort to engage local youth in City programs and services. The luncheon at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts enabled students to meet with elected officials and their staff counterparts. Assemblymember Calderon’s message focused on what today’s youth can do to shape a better California. He encouraged student participants to “provide a fresh perspective on issues and programs that many of us may not see.” “All the students who participate [in Youth in Government] are enriched by the experience, and they bring that back with them to their schools, family and community,” Assemblymember Calderon added. Members of the La Mirada City Council attending the event were: Mayor Gabe Garcia, Mayor Pro Tem Steve De Ruse, Councilmembers Pauline Deal, Steve Jones and Larry Mowles. Norwalk-La Mirada School District School Board Members present were:

Assemblymember Ian Calderon (center, front) joined Youth in Government participants in La Mirada last week. Pictured are (front row L to R): Sarah Khattar, Vanessa Ramirez, Krista Seitz, Marina Alvarez, Priscilla Lee, Kevin Lim, Mark Sologuren, Bryan Alvarado, and Sam Khattar. (back row L to R): Nathan Decker, Madeleine Rodriguez, Mauricio Pavano, Matthew Alvarez, Janice Jang, Brian Hanst, Breanne Flores, Brandon Eng, Olivia Tang. President Ed Hengler, Vice President Margarita Rios, Board Members Chris Pflanzer and Jesse Urquidi, Superintendent Dr. Ruth Peréz, and Assistant Superintendent Estuardo Santillan. Also in attendance were La Mirada High School Assistant Principal Rachel Heenan, La Mirada Ebell President Cheri Collin, Ebell members Doris Thompson, Susan Cable, Donna Braswell, Rebecca Cline and Lisa Montoya, and Los Ange-

Assemblyman Ian Calderon Named To Key Committees By Randy Economy SACRAMENTO – Norwalk area Assemblyman Ian Calderon has been selected by Speaker John Perez to serve on several key committees during the past few weeks. Calderon was elected to serve in the 57th Assembly District last November will be overseeing the Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee for the State Assembly as its Chair. The committee is responsible for creating and reviewing potential legislation that oversees the recording, motion picture and other entertainment industries. Calderon has been involved in the past as a film producer and documentarian. The committee also reviews tourism and arts programs and museums, professional and amateur sports including the State Athletic Commission and the regulation of athlete

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Artesia Holiday Home Decoration Contest Recognized By Rico Dizon The winners in the last 2012 Home Decoration Contest launched in Artesia were honored and presented with their respective Citation Plaques and gift cards by the City with assistance from Beautification and Maintenance Commissioner Karen Speers during the Dec. 14 regular meeting of the City Council. The winners received their respective plaques and gift cards from The Holiday Home Decoration Contest is a project of the City’s Beautification and Maintenance Commission approved by the City Council to promote civic pride and community spirit in Artesia. The specific addresses of the top two

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Finally, the Norwalk girls basketball team has caught Mayfair at the top of the Suburban League standings. Behind a stifling defense that caused the Monsoons to turn the ball over 23 times in the first half and 31 for the game, the host Lady Lancers held on for a 44-40 victory last Friday night and gave Mayfair its first league setback. Norwalk avenged a 46-29 loss to Mayfair on Jan. 4, its lowest offensive output in league action and second lowest of the season. In contrast, Norwalk’s defense held an opponent to 40 points or less for the eighth time in the last 11 games. “It’s funny but we learned our defensive effort from them the first time around because we played their exact defense,” said Norwalk head coach Richard Drake. “We actually beat them with their defense.” Norwalk senior center Maiya GriffinMcNair nearly stole the entire first quarter, scoring six points and collecting five steals. Norwalk forced Mayfair to turn the ball over 10 times in the opening quarter but only owned a 10-8 lead after the first eight minutes. But with the score tied 12-12 nearly two minutes into the second quarter, senior forward Jazzlyn Gaxiola converted a threepoint play to begin a 9-0 run and the Lady Lancers never looked back. Gaxiola scored half of her 12 points in the second quarter and when the first half had concluded, the

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before and I should have always reminded the kids to bring an extra set. But she was picking [Baldwin] up full court at the top. She did a great job on her.” “In our last practices, we’ve been trying to do more buddy work and try to figure out each other and get more chemistry with each other,” Gaxiola said of working with Griffin-McNair. This past Monday night, Drake was worried about a letdown in what he called a trap game at Cerritos. But fueled by an impressive fourth quarter, Norwalk came away with a 50-39 road victory. Norwalk outscored the Lady Dons 14-6 in the fourth quarter and held Cerritos to one field goal in the final 4:10 of the game. Gaxiola and Griffin-McNair each scored 16 points as the Lady Lancers improved to 16-8 overall and 8-1 in league action. Shortly after the conclusion of the Mayfair game, the Norwalk boys were hoping to give the school its first basketball sweep over the Monsoons on the same night. Backed by a career-high 20 points from senior center Ralph Wormley, the Lancers shocked Mayfair 67-53 for their second win over the Monsoons in at least the past 30 meetings. The other win came two days short of exactly three years from last Friday’s upset. “We’ve been waiting to play our best game and we’ve been getting closer and closer,” said Norwalk head coach Jim Webster. “It was just taking us to shoot better and we finally made shots. We made plenty of shots we normally don’t make. We got the lead and we were able to hold on with the pressure.” Norwalk scored the first six points of the game and didn’t trail the league-leading Monsoons until Mark Patterson hit a threepointer with 2:48 left in the first quarter. In fact, Mayfair led only five times in the game, none by more than three points. While Mayfair was being paced by Patterson in the first half (14 points) and Jarrod Sheffield (nine points), Wormley was just heating up. Facing a 28-25 deficit, Wormley was fouled after making his third basket of the game and hit the subsequent free throw to tie the game with 2:10 left in the half. That was followed by baskets from senior forward Erick Flores and junior forward Rashaad Penny and from that point on, it was all Norwalk and Wormley had a lot to say about that. His three-pointer with 23 seconds left gave the Lancers a 35-29 lead but it was his third quarter performance that shocked the visitors. Wormley was true on five of his six field goals in the third quarter and scored 10 of the 17 points Norwalk put on the scoreboard including the first four baskets from the hosts. His performance in the stanza helped

the Lancers increase their lead from six to 12 points (49-37 with 2:29 left). “It got my team hyped up and got us to play hard on defense,” Wormley said. “It kind of got us in the right mindset.” “I think he’s been getting those shots all year and I think today was his day,” Webster said. “That was key because we’re ahead at the half and the first four minutes [of the second half] are going to be the most important to make sure we’re not a fluke. We increased our lead and it was a great team effort. We had great passes to him and he finished a lot of shots.” Norwalk was still leading by a dozen points two minutes into the fourth quarter when Patterson drained another long shot to make it a 56-47 Norwalk lead. It would be the last time Patterson scored as he hit five three-pointers and finished with 17 points. “He got on a roll early and then he kind of went dry,” Webster said. “He’s probably a 35 percent three-point shooter and if he’s going to make three out of 10, we’ll live with that. As long as we don’t give up penetration and offensive rebounds, we’re going to be fine.” The defending California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section II-A champions got to within seven points, 56-49, with 4:31 left to play and normally, this would be the time a team of Mayfair’s caliber would creep back even closer. But the Lancers held serve and allowed just one field goal the rest of the way. Wormley was nine of 13 from the field as the Lancers shot 52 percent while missing three of 20 free throws. Senior guard Michael Rocha added 12 points and eight assists while Penny pitched in with 10 points and nine rebounds. “I think it’s huge for us going forward now, just believing in ourselves and making sure we’re committed every day,” Webster said. “I told them when we lost to La Mirada, we can win all of the [remaining] games, but [they] have to play like the way [they] did in the second half.” “I was just tired of losing to Mayfair,” Wormley said. “I had to bring it on and play hard. Sometimes it seems like everybody hates Norwalk and they say Mayfair is the best team,” Wormley said. “We had to prove that the best team can be beaten by the worst team.” This past Monday, Norwalk (14-10 overall, 6-3 in league) won its third straight game and sixth out of the last seven games with a 51-48 win over Cerritos. The only loss during that stretch was a one-point setback to La Mirada, Penny scored 11 points against the Dons while Rocha added eight points. Both Norwalk teams visit La Mirada tonight before hosting Bellflower on Tuesday.


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La Mirada spoils Artesia’s league title hopes again in scoreless tie SUBURBAN LEAGUE GIRLS SOCCER By Loren Kopff lorenkopff@aol.com

The good news for the Artesia girls soccer team was that for the second time in school history, it didn’t lose a game on the field to Suburban League nemesis La Mirada. But the bad news was the Pioneers didn’t win either and as a result, dreams of winning the school’s first league title were dashed. This past Wednesday, Artesia had to settle for a 0-0 tie against the Matadores, who in turn all but clinched yet another league crown. The game was billed as the biggest one the league slate for both teams but most of the flare was lost when the Pioneers tied Mayfair 0-0 this past Monday. That left the Pioneers five points behind La Mirada with three to play in the regular season and following the La Mirada result, they’re still five points behind but now with two to play. “We were a little disappointed after the Mayfair game, especially after beating them 5-0 at home,” said Artesia head coach Octavio Marquez. “We didn’t play very well against Mayfair but we needed

to move on because we knew today was a big game for us.” “In hindsight, we settle for the tie,” said La Mirada head coach Dave Christensen. “Never do we go in for a tie. We knew the Mayfair tie had implications on this game but that’s not what we’re all about. We’re trying to play the best soccer we can play every time out.” La Mirada clearly dominated the regulation portion of the game, outshooting the hosts 12-5 with several golden opportunities to score. But once overtime hit, Artesia’s intensity picked up, especially in the 92nd minute. That’s when senior forward Betty Gomez sent a pass to junior midfielder Stephanie Flores who apparently scored the game winner amongst a crowd situated in front of the net .But the referees waived off the goal much to the chagrin of Marquez. “I honestly thought it was a goal,” Marquez said. “The refs said we fouled their goalie but the goalie never had possession of the ball.” With one minute remaining in the second overtime, La Mirada sophomore defender Aubry Baran missed on a breakaway and five seconds left in the contest, a Flores header off a corner kick sailed above the net. The first golden chance for the Mata-

dores, ranked fourth in the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division IV poll, came in the 20th minute when junior midfielder Ileen Mejia’s free kick hit the crossbar. Another free kick, this time in the 45th minute, sailed high and off to the right. Artesia didn’t make a serious threat until four minutes remained in the first half. Senior forward Carolina Ornelas sent a pass to junior midfielder Jessica Macias. But her shot was stonewalled by junior goalkeeper Christina Prieto. “It’s a problem we’ve been having the past couple of games with our offense,” Marquez said. “Our transition from defense to offense wasn’t there. You have to give [La Mirada] credit.” It was the third shot of the half for the ninth ranked team in the division and the Pioneers would get two more in the second half. Meanwhile, La Mirada came very close three times in a six minute span midway through the second half. In the 53rd minute, sophomore midfielder Kylie Watkins had two hard shots stopped by sophomore goalkeeper Cyndie Trejo. Five minutes later, Trejo tipped a shot from Mejia near the crossbar and over the net. The shutout was the seventh of the season for Trejo, who has been a pleasant surprise in her first season at the varsity level.

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“At the beginning of the season, that was our question mark,” Marquez said. “We knew she was there but we knew she lacked the experience. But actually she has surprised us. She’s made strides; she’s actually played well.” “We played our game plan,” Christensen said. “We shifted a little bit midway to take away what they could bring to the table and then we went back to our game plan with three up front. It put more pressure on them but we just couldn’t put it away today.” Artesia still has never defeated La Mirada on the field. In 2010, La Mirada came away with a 2-1 win but later had to forfeit the victory. This was the second tie, both scoreless, between the two teams with the other coming on Jan. 23, 2008, also at Artesia. In fact, since 2008 on Artesia’s field, the game has been decided by one goal or tied five times. La Mirada can officially clinch the league title today against Norwalk while Artesia hopes to get back on the winning track today at Bellflower. “I was a little frustrated with the result,” Christensen said. “Not to take anything away from Artesia. They played a great game today and they had their opportunities too. It’s one of those games that could have gone either way.”

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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 Trustee Sale No. : 20120159902726 Title Order No.: 120291697 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 09/22/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2113920 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: RENATO REYES AND BEATRIZ REYES, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/21/2013 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11957 EBERLE STREET, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 APN#: 7055-015-040 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $710,364.20. 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 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting. com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120159902726. 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 TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION A DIVISION OF FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1 EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762-9334 916939-0772 www.nationwideposting.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 01/24/2013 NPP0212882 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 02/01/2013, 02/08/2013, 02/15/2013

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20120015003278 Title Order No.: 120335147 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/29/2007. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/06/2007 as Instrument No. 20072675552 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ALBERT MARTINEZ, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/21/2013 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21017 HAWAIIAN AVE, LAKEWOOD, CALIFORNIA 90715 APN#: 7066-005-015 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $348,639.19. 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 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120015003278. 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 TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 01/29/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4354507 02/01/2013, 02/08/2013, 02/15/2013

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12-0018006 Doc ID #0001183565422005N Title Order No. 12-0029575 Investor/Insurer No. 118356542 APN No. 7014-006-020 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/10/2006. 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 DANILO BUENAOBRA AND MYRNA BUENAORBA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/10/2006 and recorded 2/21/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0376429, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/25/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 11567 169TH STREET, ARTESIA, CA, 90701. 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 $609,845.13. 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. 12-0018006. 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-4354946 02/01/2013, 02/08/2013, 02/15/2013

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 8140-JH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the seller(s)/licensee(s) are: SNS & TRAN'S LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, 12321 CARSON ST, HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 Doing business as: BEER WINE MARKET All other business names(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s)/licensee(s), is/are: STARLITE MARKET, 2259 N. DEL MAR AVE, SOUTH SAN GABRIEL, CA 91770 The name(s) and address of the buyer(s)/applicant(s) is/are: KSYH MARKETING, INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 12321 CARSON ST, HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 The assets being sold are generally described as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADE NAME, GOODWILL, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE AND ABC 20-OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE LICENSE #509675 and are located at: 12321 CARSON ST, HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 The type and number of license to be transferred is/are: Type: OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE, License Number: 20-509675 now issued for the premises located at: SAME The bulk sale and transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: DETAIL ESCROW, INC, 12222 ARTESIA BLVD, ARTESIA, CA 90701 and the anticipated sale date is MARCH 1, 2013 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. The purchase price or consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $60,000.00, including inventory estimated at $15,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH $60,000.00, TOTAL $60,000.00 It has been agreed between the seller(s)/licensee(s) and the intended buyer(s)/transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. SNS & TRAN'S LLC, Seller(s)/Licensee(s) KSYH MARKETING, INC, Buyer(s)/Applicant(s) LA1265054 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 2/1/13

NORWALK TANK FARM RESTORATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING NOTICE The next meeting of the Norwalk Tank Farm Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) is scheduled for Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at the Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex, Sproul Room, 13000 Clarkdale Avenue. This meeting is open to the public. The RAB is an advisory committee made up of citizens from the Norwalk area and representatives of Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA Energy), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMEP), state regulators, and the City of Norwalk. The RAB reviews and comments on documents related to the environmental cleanup of the former Tank Farm. The meeting's agenda tentatively includes remediation system updates, semiannual monitoring report, five-year plan updates, and site activities updates. Documents relating to the cleanup are available for public review at the information repository located in the Norwalk Public Library reference section. For more information, contact Mary Lucas at (626) 440-6032/ mary.lucas@parsons.com or visit www.norwalkrab.com.

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CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARTESIA WILL HOLD A REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF THE ARTESIA CITY HALL, 18747 CLARKDALE AVENUE, ARTESIA, CALIFORNIA AT 7:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013 TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOW ITEM: CASE NO. 2012-23

18738-42 PIONEER BOULEVARD ARTESIA, CALIFORNIA

Affirming The Planning Commission’s Decision to Approve the Modification to Conditional Use Permit for Case No. 2010-03 to (1) Prohibit the Placement of Exterior Advertising or Signs of Any Kind or Type, Including Advertising Directed to the Exterior From Within, Promoting or Indicating the Availability of the Use of a Restaurant for Banquet Hall Purposes, (2) Prohibit the Use of the Restaurant For Banquet Hall Purposes and (3) Permit the Non-Exclusive Use of the Restaurant for Occasional Privately Organized Events for the Property Located 18738-42 and 18738-72 Pioneer Boulevard in the Commercial General (C-G) Zone. PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 1, 2013

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Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 2/1/13 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No: L538900 CA Unit Code: L Loan No: MORALES AP #1: 8033-021-009 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: DIANA M. MORALES Recorded May 10, 2007 as Instr. No. 20071140287 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded October 24, 2012 as Instr. No. 2012-1611590 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 JANUARY 19, 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. 11729 GAYVIEW DRIVE, LA MIRADA, CA 90638 "(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: FEBRUARY 21, 2013, AT 10:30 A.M. *NEAR THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA 91766 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 $98,330.75. 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) 843-0260 ext 5690 or visit this Internet Web site: http://www.tacforeclosures.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case L538900 L. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: January 24, 2013 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CRYSTAL ESPINOZA, 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 http://www. tacforeclosures.com/sales . TAC# 961872 PUB: 02/01/13, 02/08/13, 02/15/13

CALIFORNIA AUCTION AD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be offered for sale by public auction to highest bidder for enforcement of storage lien. The auction will be held on or after Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 1:30 p.m. Location: Extra Space Storage, 10753 Artesia Blvd. Cerritos, CA 90703. Terms: Cash, Extra Space Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or cancel auction. Name of Auctioneer: West Coast Auctioneers Bond #137857. The following units are scheduled for auction: (Customer Names) Dalisay Lacson Loneil Burnett Michelle Griffith Jonathan Deveaux

Brenden Rosell Frank Perry Javier Navarro

All units to include but not limited to tools, furniture, electronics, household items and misc. items unless otherwise specified. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 1/25 and 2/1/13

CITY OF CERRITOS STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO BIDDERS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERRITOS LIBRARY TEEN STUDIO PROJECT NO. 12117, BID NO. 1156-13

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Cerritos, County of Los Angeles, State of California, hereby invites sealed bids for “CONSTRUCTION OF CERRITOS LIBRARY TEEN STUDIO, PROJECT NO. 12117, BID NO. 1156-13.” The project's description is to provide a dedicated, multi-purpose space for teenagers within the Cerritos Library. The project's scope of work as specified in the Bid Sheet (the “Work”), provides for the demolition of existing finishes, installation of electrical conduits & outlets, new vinyl flooring and wall coverings, and installation of new book shelves. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the City Clerk of the City of Cerritos at or before 11:00 AM on February 15, 2013, at the office of the City Clerk, City of Cerritos, First Floor, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street, Cerritos, California 90703 and marked “CONSTRUCTION OF CERRITOS LIBRARY TEEN STUDIO, PROJECT NO. 12117, BID NO. 1156-13.” A set of Contract Documents, including the Plans and Specifications, may be purchased at the Engineering Division of the City of Cerritos for $25.00 ($30.00 if mailing is requested). There will be no refund for return of the Contract Documents. Return of such documents is not required. The City of Cerritos reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or portions of any and all bids, or waive any informality or irregularity in a bid to the extent allowed by law. No bid will be accepted from a contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California. The contractor must possess a license of the following classification at the time the contract is awarded (and must maintain this license classification through completion of the project): “B” is required. The bidder's attention is also directed to Section 7028.15 of the Business and Professions Code. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1776, et al. of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Director of Industrial Relations for the State of California has determined the general prevailing rate of wages and employer payments for health and welfare, vacations, pensions and similar purposes applicable to the work to be done. These rates shall be the minimum rates for this project. Rates are available on the Internet at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD. In addition, the information can be obtained by calling the Division of Labor Statistics and Research’s Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4774, or by faxing the Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4771, or by writing to: California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, Prevailing Wage Unit, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA, 94142. By order of the City of Cerritos. Dated/posted/published: February 1, 2013 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 2/1/13


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