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CERRITOS Owes Campaign Cash to Convicted Political Figures SALES TAX REVENUE INCREASES DIRTY WATER: Central Basin Directors Vasquez, Roybal

By Randy Economy and Brian Hews

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ecently elected Central Water District Board Directors Leticia Vasquez and James Roybal ran on a campaign of “cleaning up the corruption” at the besieged public agency that serves millions of residents throughout South East Los Angeles county. They pounded their respective opponents, incumbents Rudy Montalvo and Ed Vasquez in campaign materials that painted the two as having cozy relationships with “cohorts and partners in crime.” What Vasquez and Roybal didn’t tell voters, exposed last week in LCCN, is that the two people overseeing and directing their campaigns have convictions for political crimes in the past. Former felon Ricardo “Rick” Mayer, and political consultant Angel Gonzalez, who donated huge sums of money, were the two key figures responsible for getting

Courtesy Photos Central Basin Municipal Water District candidates Leticia Vasquezand and James Roybal. Vasquez and Roybal elected. And both Roybal and Vasquez now owe the two a lot of money. An examination by LCCN of the California Form 460 Form F, which documents Accrued Expenses and Unpaid Bills, show that both Vasquez and Roybal owe the two convicted figures more than $40,000. Vasquez told state officials

Tesoro to Take Over ARCO Offices in La Palma New tenant will bring in much needed revenue. By Rico Dizon

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he City of La Palma may yet regain its huge loss in sales tax revenues brought about by the pull out of BP/ARCO's fuel sales group in the third quarter of last year that precariously put the City almost to the brink of fiscal emergency. After the infamous oil rig debacle in the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, BP (British Petroleum) had to sell its refinery in the City of Carson and its ARCO retail network in the Southwest. The buyer is the Tesoro Companies, Inc. who most recently ex-

pressed willingness to bring back its ARCO sales and marketing operations to the same location in La Palma –a seven-story building at Centerpointe Drive and Valley View Boulevard and very close to 91 Freeway. The La Palma City Council meeting on Feb. 5 approved the recommendation by Community Development Director Douglas Dumhart to adopt a resolution approving an Operating Covenant with Tesoro. In his report, Dumhart said Tesoro has negotiated a lease agreement with TA Realty Fund for 22,491 gross sq. at 6 Centerpointe Dr. The space comprises the en-

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that she still owes Gonzalez at least $18,399 for campaign signs and mailing costs, more than eight months after being elected last June. Roybal owes $22,878 to Mayer in expenses. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has been told by several sources that both Mayer and Gonzalez could be rewarded for

their connections with Vasquez and Roybal by being granted consulting contracts that could bring in hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars. Since taking office on January 7th, 2013, in less than one month, Roybal and Vasquez joined ranks with long-time Director Bob Apodaca and created a new “voting bloc majority” at Central Basin. Within one week of being sworn into office, the three fired Chief Operating Officer Chuck Fuentes, along with Assistant to General Manager Ron Beilke and Attorney Arnold Alvarez-Glasman. They also ordered all contracts to be reviewed. The three also changed the Administrative Code and removed President Art Chacon from overseeing the Board just barely one week after he was seated for the position. Roybal is now serving as president of the five-member board. The three also immediately removed CBMWD Director and

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ARTESIA CITY COUNCIL HONORS LIFE OF MARIA VELADOR

The Artesia City Council presented a Certificate of Recognition to the family of Maria Velador, who recently passed away. Velador was a bus driver with the Old Timer’s Foundation, and her service to the seniors was recognized post mortem. The meeting was also adjourned in her memory. Photo by Andrew Perry.

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he City of Cerritos’ sales tax revenue increased by 12.3 percent for the third quarter of 2012 compared to the same quarter in 2011, according to a recent report by HdL Companies. HdL Companies also reported that taxable sales for all of Los Angeles County increased by 5.8 percent, and sales tax revenues for the Southern California region as a whole rose by 6.7 percent. HdL Companies attributed Cerritos’ double-digit sales revenue tax increase to the Cerritos Auto Square’s continued strong sales and leasing activity for new vehicles. Retail spending on women’s and family apparel, sporting goods and on items purchased at department stores in Cerritos also increased. Higher sales at restaurants in Cerritos were also cited as contributing to the increase in revenue. A larger allocation from the countywide use tax pool also contributed to the increase. Danny McKenna, the owner of McKenna Volkswagen Cerritos, moved his dealership to Cerritos in 2009 and recently added 2,033 square feet to the showroom area. He also invested in remodeling the building and upgrading the landscaping. McKenna said: “Cerritos gets it. The City of Cerritos works to make the Cerritos Auto Square better and stronger. It’s a joy to work with the City Council and staff. I’m really proud to be an owner in the Cerritos Auto Square.” The HdL Companies forecast continued robust sales of new autos for the next few quarters as consumers replace older, less fuel efficient models and take advantage of record low interest rates.

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FACT CHECK: Carol Chen’s Campaign Mailer Deliberately Misleads Voters By Brian Hews and Randy Economy An analysis of city documents show that current Councilwoman Carol Chen’s campaign mailer claim of cutting $40 million from the budget during her term, which started in 2008, is a “cumulative numbers game” maneuver meant to mislead voters. In actuality the cuts were much less. In his City Manager Budget Message of May 25, 2012, longtime Cerritos City Manager Art Gallucci said “in fact from the beginning of fiscal year 20082009 to mid year 2011-2012, it is estimated the city has reduced expenditures by approximately $9,218,000.” During 2007-2008, city revenues were well over $95 million; as of midyear 2012 they were around $83 million. “Given those revenue figures a $40 million budget cut would be next to impossible to attain,” said Dave Rass, a CPA from Tustin. “Average revenue for 2008-2012 was $88 million. Cutting $40 million in expenses is 45% of revenue, that is unheard of.” In questioning the cuts, the city indicated the cuts were “cumulative” and started in 2008. “The city cut over $6 million from the 2008 budget (6%), that reached $9 million in 2012,” city personnel said. In a questionable maneuver, Chen added the $6 million cut in 2008 to each consecutive year to get her $40 million total. Cerritos resident Jay Gray commented, “This reminds me of stereotypical cheesy used car salesman gimmick. They will tell you whatever they need to in order to make a sale, which means you don’t always get the whole truth. We saw that in the last debate when she got caught trying to manipulate the number of burglaries in Cerritos.”

The revelation calls into question Chen’s entire campaign mailer content that has been circulating around Cerritos for the past few weeks. The brightly colored mailer and a letter state that Chen has “proven leadership with experience you can trust,” and lists Chen’s “accomplishments.” The first on the list of accomplishments, indicating the importance to Chen, is a “$40 million claim of expenditure cuts.” Travel Cuts Questioned In questioning the letter sent to Cerritos voters by Chen that claimed Chen she saved “$50,000 in the council travel budget”, LCCN has confirmed that the actual vote was taken 32 months ago in June of 2010. In addition, the document shows Councilman Bruce Barrows calling a “substitution motion” attempting to raise the budget by $10,000, which was seconded by Councilman Jim Edwards. That motion did not carry. In asking for clarification of the $50,000 claim in the letter, Chen replied to LCCN,

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“the vote is attached.” Chen went on to say, “the information you uncovered, once again, you distorted the facts. I'm continually surprised at your lack of accuracy and honesty. I request a correction.” Chen was referring to the expose by LCCN in last week’s paper disclosing Chen, Barrows, and Edwards taking expensive trips and dining on $65 steaks and Foie Gras, going on as many as ten trips in one year. All supporting expense documents are online loscerritosnews.net and refute Chen’s claim of accuracy. “Apparently her travel budget cut vote was window dressing,” said one Cerritos resident. “Dining on $65 steaks and Foie Gras does not sound like cutting costs to me.” “Chen’s claim of fiscal responsibility, by voting to reduce the “part-time” city council’s travel expense down $66,000, is laughable at best. With all that’s come to light on spending, no one should take anything she has to say seriously, “ said Gray.  

Gray went on to say, “It’s blatantly obvious that the reduction has done absolutely nothing to stop the city council’s unnecessary globetrotting or the over indulgence of expensive meals. Furthermore, in the 4-years since Carol Chen has been on the city council she has lost over $30 Million, in taxpayer money, on the Performing Arts Center and the Magnolia Power Plant. It’s clear what speaks for itself and that’s her fiscal irresponsibility with what the city manager calls OPM (Other People’s Money).” Los Cerritos Community Newspaper will be releasing more expenditures Chen reported during her over four-year career on the Cerritos City Council during the next few weeks before the election. One Washington DC trip cost $12,000 in hotel expenses alone. On another trip, Chen, Barrows, and Edwards took the entire Fine Art and Historical Commission staff to a trip to Colorado. One of the current Fine Arts and Historical commissioners at the time, who attended the Colorado trip, berated LCCN over the weekend about the “accuracy” of the article. She said: “The Italian sculpture claim was not true; we looked for a Spanish sculpture.” The commission member, whom LCCN has chosen not to identify, said nothing about the expenses of the trip which cost taxpayers nearly $10,000. Another Cerritos resident told LCCN: “Obviously, these chosen few are flying high, eating like hogs and sleeping in the finest five star hotels. We the stupid tax payers need to wake up; it’s time to say enough is enough!” Another voter wrote a letter to LCCN who said, “be careful who you vote for in this March election.”

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FOR CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL

14 Former Mayors Endorse George Ray for Cerritos City Council

FORMER CERRITOS MAYORS: Bob Witt, Mayor Jim Edwards, Grace Hu, Diana Needham, Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Barrows, George Ray, Dr. Bob Hughlett, Gloria Kappe, Sherman Kappe, L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, and Barry Rabbitt. NOT SHOWN: Alex Beanum, Dennis Bradshaw, Paul Bowlen and John Crawley.

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As Mayor, I know the challenges that lie ahead for Cerritos. I strongly support George Ray in the upcoming election. George has been involved in our community for more than 40 years. He is a business owner and Chairman of the Board of his company, which employees over 100 people. He has the knowledge and expertise to guide us during these serious economic times. Please join me in casting a vote for George Ray.

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“ Sherman Kappe, Diana Needham, Dr. Bob Hughlett, George Ray, Alex Beanum, Jeanie McHatton, Gloria Kappe, Dixie Primosch, and Maynard Law.

Ed Royce, U.S. Congressman Bob Arthur, Cerritos College Trustee Larry Sagert, Planning Commission Naresh Solanki, Planning Commission Chuong Vo, Planning Commission Lew Gentiluomo, Parks & Recreation Commission Jack Reidy, Parks & Recreation Commission Jim Yee, Parks & Recreation Commission Janet Beach, Fine Arts & Historical Commission Doloris Igelias, Fine Arts & Historical Commission Elayne Shiohama, Fine Arts & Historical Commission Julie Knabe Connie Edwards Teresa Barrows Sue Arthur Pat Law Marianne Hughlett Dan & Diane Padelford Phil & Pam Hickok Joanne Witt Caroline Bradshaw Rick Needham Bill Hu Dixie Primosch Jim Wisenberger Tim Coomes Ebie Ghaneian Rick & Ivana Royse John & Janice Dawson Don & Kathy Brown

Wayne & Marilyn Switzer Gary & Rita Bingaman Gordon & Rose Hom Joe & Pam Mendoza Mani & Cherene Fernando Dr. John & Rose Hom Joy Darling Randy & Betty Hyatt Mike & Linda Inouye Jack & Jacky Kleyh Dr. Phil Kress Ellen & John Latino Becky Lingad Clarence & Kelly Stephens Matt & Briana Knabe Larry & Rosemarie Constantino John & Barbara Morgan Dorothy Owen Al Perdon

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George Ray is a long-time resident, who has dedicated countless hours to serving Cerritos as a commissioner, chamber member and volunteer. As a well-respected and nationallyrecognized business owner, George has the fiscal discipline, common sense and credibility to make sound decisions that are in our city’s best interests. Please join me in voting for my dear friend, George Ray, on Tuesday, March 5.

Julietta Williams, Fine Arts & Historical Commission Bob Buell, Economic Development Commission Kathy Lovell, Economic Development Commission Waldo Arballo, Property Preservation Commission George Dominguez, Property Preservation Commission Allen Wood, Property Preservation Commission Brad Beach, Community Safety Committee Gordon Hom, Community Safety Committee Matt Kauble, Community Safety Committee Richard Yu, Community Safety Committee John Dawson, Let Freedom Ring Committee Pino Pathak, Selaco Work Force Investment Board

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Pat Stacker Tho Ngo Melanie Broad Melinda Kimsey Pam Day Duane Dannecker Jack & Carol Evans Gary & Judi Lee Dr. Sharon Mallari John & Teri Moore Richard & Janet Owens Marty & Joan Flax Mike Evans Chuck & Randy Carson Ric & Linda Davila Joe & Rosalie Duran Ray Chavez Deniz Yilmaz Asuman Yilmaz

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George and his wife Beverle have been married 49 years and have lived in Cerritos for 43 years. They have two daughters who attended ABC schools.

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Letters to the Editor

Readers React Over ‘Lavish’ Travels by Cerritos City Council Dear Editor,

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ayor Jim Edwards will leave next month with lifetime benefits and it seems lots of travel mileage and obviously fine dining under his belt. Yet, he’s leaving Cerritos residents a Performing Arts Center that runs nearly $6 Million in the red each year and a Magnolia Power Plant that runs nearly $3 Million in the red. Jim Edwards’s legacy to Cerritos, after 8-years on council, isn’t the 1st CEB. His legacy is the close to $70 Million dollars in losses by just two programs — the Performing Arts Center and the Magnolia Power Plant. Jay Gray, Cerritos

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reat job goes out to LCCN for exposing these greedy council members from Cerritos over excessive travel. Again, the residents, the employees and visitors that come through the City of Cerritos deserve better. The City of Cerritos should be a model city, all this information of the City of Cerritos City Council and the City of Cerritos Management being fiscally irresponsible. Now, if you can expose how someone or someone’s can make a $17.1 million error to the budget and no one be held accountable. How about asking the Cerritos City Manager and the finance manager who will be accountable? The Finance Manager Denise Grestner retired from her full time position in 2010 and got hired back by the City of Cerritos within the same month for part time Finance Manager. In 2011 she took her retirement pay from CalPers and she continues to work part time (making her own work schedule). Name on File

rows and Edwards have gained so much fat during the past couple of years. It all MAKES SENSE NOW! I wonder if the District Attorney can launch an investigation into this entire situation. Didn’t some city officials up in the San Gabriel Valley recently get arrested for misusing city travel policy and things that were charged on credit cards? Nancy Kuo-Laux, Cerritos

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am a city council member in another city, and a “friend” of Councilman Bruce Barrows. I have had to sit and listen about his travels around the world for years. Didn’t he take a three week trip to Europe to “ride trains” six or seven years ago? Who does this guy think he is trying to fool? Barrows thinks he is a “big shot” city councilman from Chicago or Los Angeles. What a joke. I hope you can print more about his travel affairs. Name on File

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mong the charges were a $68 Kobe Beef steak, a $42 prime rib, and over $65 in desserts. No wonder Chen, Bar-

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Friends of La Mirada Library Hold Member Appreciation Day Members of the Friends of the La Mirada Library met on Saturday, February 9 to listen to Dana Taylor tell of her life in La Mirada and Oklahoma. She was welcomed by President Malena Avila Hough and introduced by Vice President Irene Bridich. Before she talked, La Mirada Library Manager Jennifer McCarty shared the ways that the Friends have helped the Library as they supply funds to purchase books, programs and furniture. She thanked them for their many volunteer hours that help keep the Library strong and an asset to the community. Dana Taylor told of growing up in La Mirada and her ventures into writing that began in the mid 1970’s. Her mother was a part of the original La Mirada Symphony and now she has come full circle as Dana is the present president of the La Mirada Symphony, taking over the reins from Pat Ruiz last year. Dana told of her writing experiences but dwelled on the electronic version where downloads are available through companies like Amazon. Amazon’s unique method of marketing where they offer free downloads for short specified periods helps to sell the books at other times. Her first magazine article was published in the Ladies Home Journal in 1979. Her first book, Ain’t Love Grand, was published in 2004 and won the Golden Quill Best First Book Award. Dana also has an interest in the healing arts and her book, Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping into Healing Energy, won first place in the Spirituality and Religion Category of the 2012 E-Festival of Words Awards. Other books by Dana include, Devil Moon, Jaguar Jack, Royal Rebel, and Home for the Holidays The Friends of the Library encourage

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Annual AAUW Funds Brunch Feb. 23 La Palma-Cerritos AAUW is holding its annual AAUW Funds Brunch on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the home of Carol Marsh, 5092 Cadiz Circle in La Palma, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Brenda Vasquez, an AAUW Career Development Grant recipient currently studying at USC. Members and potential members are invited to attend the brunch for a donation of $30.00 with proceeds going to AAUW Funds for fellowships, grants, and Legal Advocacy for women. RSVP to Thea Siegel at 562926-3667 or Dorothy Edwards at 714-9951148 by February 17.

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By Glen Creason The minute they strode resolutely to the stage, the Miro Quartet literally set the tone for an evening of no-nonsense genius from Beethoven at his most angst-ridden and serious self. Dressed like characters from Mad Men: Daniel Ching and William Fedkenhuer on violins, John Largess on Viola and Joshua Grindele on cello wasted no time in launching into the no nonsense “Serioso” which was originally not intended for public performances but composed for connoisseurs who might be broad minded enough to accept the unexpected in this piece. Struggling with his imminent deafness and financial difficulties Beethoven goes to some deep and dark places here but rays of hope shine in at least two of the movements including the exuberant conclusion. Compared to the “Serioso,” the second Quartet “La Malinconia” began like a romantic breath of fresh air despite the melancholic name, taking the audience on an introspective journey with parts filled with tangible sweetness. The demanding scherzo seemed to give the Miro Quartet motivation

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MIRO QUARTET: (l-r) Daniel Ching and William Fedkenhuer on violins, Joshua Grindele on cello, and John Largess on Viola. to charge into the pensive Allegro and a really exciting Allegretto with a passion that made it hard to blink. While the Miro gentlemen do not resort to much in stage color they put their talent into the music and made Beethoven’s genius shine forth. The String Quartet in c-sharp major, Opus 131 completed the concert which would be appropriate since it was one of Beethoven’s last and certainly one of the most memorable of all-time. The delicate

and exquisite opening Adagio of this seven part wonder just made the heart ache but it was just one of many evocative moments in this lengthy piece. While the entire ensemble played with great skill and inspiration the cello of Joshua Gindele was asked for much and the young man delivered it all. A highly appreciative crowd roared their approval and were rewarded with an encore of another Quartet from Opus 130 “the Cavatina” that was greatness emblazoned.

This program is long and full of brisk dancing, quaint musical selections and plenty of Vegas-tinged Blarney. As a matter of fact the first musical number was “Where the Blarney Roses Grow” as part of an Irish Music Hall medley. While the singing of the three ROTD tenors was fine and the tight reels and jigs of five person band were lively and sweet the focus was always on the flying feet of the dancers. A more comely group of lasses and lads you will not find and the obvious joy they felt in being able to dance made the show live and breathe. Particularly impressive were Doireann Carney and Nicola Kennedy for the ladies and tireless Connor Smyth who was quite literally the lord of this dance… performance. The delighted audience was given plenty for their money with over twenty numbers including “Northern Exposure” that exploded the “troubles” between the green and the orange and “Swing Time” that took the dance to New York in the 1920’s with trumpets and trombones joining the pipes, harp and flute. Still, the finest moments were the rousing ensemble number filled with flying feet and taps at what seemed like the speed of sound, like the appropriately named “journey’s end” to finish the full concert.

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I guess it was Michael Flatley in the show “Riverdance” that bumped Irish step dancing onto the big stages and into the American imagination. Since that show and the ensuing “Lord of the Dance” in the early 1990’s the art of Irish dance has gone big time and spread out all over the world. Over the weekend Cerritos went step-Celtic with the very big and very polished “Rhythm of the Dance” show that rocked full houses and made many an Irish eye smile…so to speak. Rhythm is large scale from the towering backdrops to the video screens to the many costume changes to the very impressive dance talent throughout the troupe. There were also five live musicians aided by some recorded booming bass and all-important lighting that played a bigger part than most such shows.

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Continued from page 1 Cerritos resident Phil Hawkins from his long held seat on the board of the Metropolitan Water District. Hawkins served as chair of the important Real Estate and Asset Management Special Committee. Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe was angered about the recent decision to remove Hawkins from his key slot. “I’m very upset to see Phil removed from his MWD seat. Phil has been a tireless advocate for the Southeast area on water issues and his tenure means a great deal on such a large Board as the MWD. His experience as Chair of the Real Estate and Asset Management Committee will be missed,” Knabe said. “When reached by phone, Hawkins was equally as angry, “They removed me for no reason. It’s all about egos. We were doing a good job there; we were actually making money. Roybal was going to take my seat, but his school commitments prevented that, so now Leticia will be taking the seat, and she has zero experience.” Roybal as president is now in a powerful position, responsible for forming committee, items that will be allowed on the agenda, and what contracts are vetted and reviewed before they come to a vote. Vasquez is no stranger to political controversy. South Gate Councilman Henry Gonzalez, who is considered to be one of the most respected elected officials in Southeast Los Angeles County told LCCN in an interview on Monday that Vasquez is as “dirty as they come.” “She was groomed by convicted felon and ex-Lynwood Mayor Paul Richards, she knows how to play dirty, and doesn’t care about rules. Leticia does what she wants,” the South Gate councilman said. In 2005, former longtime Mayor Paul Richards was convicted of steering $500,000

worth of city contracts to a front corporation he secretly owned and was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison. Gonzalez understands just how rough politics can be. In 1999, then at age 64, he was shot in the head by an assailant after he returned home from a South Gate City Council meeting. “Listen, I understand politics around here better than anyone. Everyone needs to pay attention on what’s going on over at the Central Basin Water District, especially in light of what has taken place just this past month alone,” said Gonzalez. Vasquez has also doled out campaign cash to both Gonzalez and Mayer in the past. Gonzalez was paid $4,000, and Mayer's firm R&M Associates garnered an additional $2,000 in past campaigns. Gonzalez owns Pyramid Printing in Los Angeles and is a well known figure in Southeast politics and recall campaigns and has also done work for former Artesia Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, as well as several local city councilmembers. Next Week: Los Cerritos Community Newspaper will have exclusive interviews with both Vasquez and Roybal.

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and assist the refinery firm in establishing its corporate identity in proximity to the 91 Freeway in order to promote sales. With the Tesoro sales and marketing operations housed in La Palma, the City is expected to benefit from unanticipated sales tax revenue that will help fund essential services such as police and public safety, maintenance of public infrastructure, code enforcement and building safety. Of utmost importance is being able to neutralize the close to a million-dollar deficit and regain more or less the approximately $2 million lost in sales tax revenues. BP recently elected to sell its Carson Refinery and ARCO Retail Network to Tesoro among its other international assets to repay costs stemming from the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Tesoro agreed to pay $1.18 billion for the refinery and 800 ARCO branded gas stations and $1.3 billion for the refinery’s existing inventory.

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Tesoro’s latest purchase will bring its number of California refineries to three (Wilmington, Martinez and Carson) accounting for 60% of the company’s total refining capacity. The 266,000 barrels-per-day Carson Refinery shares a fence line with the 97,000 bpd Wilmington refinery enabling Tesoro to combine the two refineries into one facility and realize about $250 million in saving costs. Production wise, this spells good fortune for La Palma as the ARCO gas-brand sales network has a huge product supply to sell in the Southland. The BP deal that is contingent to the review and approval of the Federal Trade Commission would double Tesoro’s refinery operations in California and make the San Antonio-based company the second largest refinery company in the state after Chevron Corp. Wall Street Journal reported that Tesoro expects to close the deal with BP/ARCO by the middle of 2013.

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tire 5th floor of the seven-storey building that will house 103 offices and modular work stations and eight conference rooms for around 200 employees. Tesoro’s lease is contingent upon securing approval of an Operating Covenant with the City. Among the terms and conditions of the agreement is that the City shall rebate Tesoro 50% of all net sales tax up to $3 million every quarter. The city will also rebate 70% of all net sales tax in excess of $3 million received by the City from the sale of Tesoro petroleum products connected at this location. The City of La Palma will also facilitate

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ELECT GEORGE RAY FOR CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL

ELECT STEVE KEITHLY TO THE LA MIRADA CITY COUNCIL

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper endorses longtime community leader and business owner George Ray in the March 5th Cerritos City Council election. George Ray will bring intelligence and a sharp business sense to a City Council that is in dire need of a new fresh start. Ray likes to tell voters that he moved to Cerritos when there were “thousands of cows and chickens.” That’s a plus in our book because Ray knows where Cerritos came from and how it was molded. Ray has been involved in Cerritos since 1969. When he and his family moved into what used to be a cow pasture, Ray quickly became a leader by pitching in and doing the heavy lifting by serving as a key member of the Planning Commission and helping start local civic organizations. Ray knows what Cerritos is all about. He “gets it.” We also like the fact that Ray has built a successful private business here in the community and understands what it means to meet a payroll week in and week out. When elected, we hope that Ray will work hard to cut waste and to trim the fat off that preverbal “cow” that has become both a curse and an asset here in Cerritos. We do have some concerns that Ray has many personal relationships with people who think the “status quo” is the rule at Cerritos City Hall. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper will keep an eye on Ray, but first voters need to do the right thing and vote for him on March 5.

Elections in La Mirada for city council haven’t been a contact sport, until this year. With the recent arrest of Mayor Gabe Garcia on drunken driving allegations this campaign for two city council slots has become a barnburner in the city that rarely gets into the political fray. Garcia has lost the confidence of the community, and his peers, and he should have done the right thing and drop out of this campaign. But, he chooses to stay and now the voters of La Mirada must move forward by electing Planning Commissioner Steve Keithly on March 5. The Lamplighter and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper are impressed with Keithly. He is a longtime resident, business owner, has a solid reputation, and is active with the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints where he served as a local Bishop. Keithly has told us that he won’t be beholden to anyone on the current city council, and isn’t afraid to challenge the “status quo” in La Mirada. We are going to hold off on a second endorsement for the next couple of weeks. Appointed Incumbent Pauline Deal needs to “step up” her game and become more engaged at city council meetings that seem to be far to “scripted” for our taste. La Mirada is just like every other community in Southeast Los Angeles County. It has a been on a fiscal rollercoaster, and it needs to have more transparency and participation from the community. Keithly will make a great councilmember. We urge his election.

ELECT ENRIQUE ARANDA FOR NORWALK CITY COUNCIL AND REELECT COUNCILMAN MIKE MENDEZ Los Cerritos Community Newspaper is proud to endorse Enrique Aranda to the Norwalk City Council on Tuesday, March 5, and to also urge voters to reelect veteran Councilman Mike Mendez. Aranda is an up and comer in Norwalk, even though he has spent most of his life in the community. Aranda is tough, outspoken, and not afraid to seek the truth in a time when too many local city council members tow the “company line” and “do as they are told” by powerful city administrators who are paid more than Members of Congress or even United States Senators. Aranda has the professionalism and will make a great city councilman who we hope voters will do the “right thing” by supporting Aranda. LCCN also urges the reelection of Norwalk City Councilman Mike Mendez. Mendez is an icon in the Norwalk community having spent his entire life in the city. Mendez is a solid leader whose bold vision and determination help result in the expansion of Interstate 5 that runs through the heart of 90650. Mendez and Aranda may not see eyeto-eye on all issues, and that’s okay with us. But, we know that the two will be able to move Norwalk into a new direction. We also urge that voters in Norwalk soundly defeat incumbent Mayor Cheri Kelley who has been a complete failure

these past four years. Kelley cares first about Cheri Kelley and places petty politics before providing solid solutions for a city that has been through rough waters during the past four years. Norwalk voters need to do the right thing on Tuesday, March 5 by choosing Enrique Aranda and Mike Mendez.

ELECT FRANK AURELIO YOKOYAMA FOR CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL Los Cerritos Community Newspaper is urging the election of Frank Aurelio Yokoyama to the Cerritos City Council on Tuesday, March 5. Yokoyama will bring a new sea of change at Cerritos City Hall, one that has been needed for quite some time. While we have some concerns about Yokoyama over recent revelations that he got into hot water with the California Bar Association this past year, we applaud Yokoyama for “owning up” to his misstep. Yokoyama is a firebrand member of the Cerritos Planning Commission who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo or to ask the tough questions. Yokoyama’s addition to the Cerritos City Council will ensure a dramatic change in how business is conducted at the corner of 183rd Street and Bloomfield Avenue. We urge that one of your two votes be cast for Yokoyama.


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VALLEY VIEW GRADE New Multi-Media Arts Center at Whitney High is a ‘Jewel’ SEPARATION PROJECT ON TRACK By Rico Dizon

Temporary Valley View Closure Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. to Feb. 25 at 5 a.m. Construction crews are making noticeable progress on the Valley View Avenue Grade Separation Project. The $65 million project includes lowering Valley View to go under a new bridge that will carry railroad traffic. These measures will eliminate the existing at-grade crossing between the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks and Valley View. Utility crews are re-routing underground gas, water, storm drain and sewer lines along Valley View Avenue and overhead electrical lines have been relocated on Stage Road. Retaining walls are under construction at the northeast and northwest corners of the Valley View/Stage intersection. The railroad tracks and Valley View Avenue will be temporarily diverted in the coming weeks to allow crews to work on the railroad bridge structure. Valley View will be closed from Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. to Monday, Feb. 25 at 5 a.m. This closure is needed to complete the temporary realignment of the railroad tracks and Valley View. A detour route will be available through Santa Fe Springs from Rosecrans to the north and Gannet to the south. Access to local businesses and homes will be provided during the closure. Valley View Avenue carries some 40,000 vehicles daily. Once the project is completed, vehicle traffic on Valley View will travel under the railroad. “We are looking forward to continued progress on this major project,” says City Manager Tom Robinson. “Once completed, this new grade separation will enhance traffic safety, assist local economic activity and reduce vehicle delays and idling.” The grade separation project is a joint effort of the cities of La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Caltrans Division of Rail, and BNSF Railway. It is also part of a $163 million, 15-mile track expansion, known as the Triple Track Project, which lays an additional third track next to two existing lines. Much of the third track has been completed through La Mirada. The Valley View Avenue Grade Separation project will be completed by the end of 2014.

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Editor's note: We are re-running this article, the author used the wrong WHS Principal's name.

Well, I guess the previous issue on whose name should the new Multi- Media Arts Center be called was finally laid to rest. My proof? The official name now displayed at the building facade itself: WHS Multi-Media Arts Center. It is neither the name of the former school principal nor the former huge donor. The WHS Multi-Media Arts Center was formally opened last month with a guided tour of its brand-new facilities which in the words of the WHS Principal Dr. Rhonda Buss will “make the Whitney students stay competitive in the modern world of technology and entertainment.” The tour which was conducted with the assistance of the students included the computer lab, audio/visual studio for the

Broadcast Journalism and Film Making classes, the Green Room (basically the dressing room) and the main theater that opened with the performance by Whitney High School Band that evening. In her speech during the program, Dr. Buss said, “with the WHS Multi Media Center which they fondly refer to as MAC now a reality, we have so much to be very thankful for, from the generous funding from the ABC School District which was matched by the State and from numerous and kind donors in the community” among them the Shah Family as Gold Donors, which she made special mention of. Dr. Buss also thanked ABC-USD Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu together with her Board after which Dr. Sieu was presented with a bouquet of flowers in demonstration of the school’s deep appreciation. Then, the school principal called on Cerritos Mayor Jim Edwards and City Council Members who presented her the Plaque of Proclamation for MAC. The grand opening program was

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Diego Police Department later found Dorner’s “personal belongings” including his wallet and identification cards, near the US/Mexico border at the San Ysidro Point of Entry. A gate guard at the Point Loma Naval Base in San Diego reported that later that same day, he had seen a man matching Dorner’s description attempting to gain access to the military base. Also on February 7, Randall Quan told investigators that he had received a call from a man who identified himself to be Dorner at around 12:30 p.m. who stated that he (Dorner) “should have done a better job of protecting his daughter.” That call to Quan eventually was traced to a phone located in Vancouver, Washington. The filing also confirmed that the US Marshal’s had also been “tracking” the movements of one a man only identified at with the initials “J.Y.” who is a “known associate of Dorner.” The complaint claims that a family member of “J. Y.” owns a residential property in Arrow Bear, California in the San Bernardino Mountains. Then at approximately 12:45 p.m., members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s found a vehicle matching the one in which the “suspect” in the Corona shooting had been seen, a gray 2005 Nissan Titan. The vehicle was burning at the time of the discovery. The court filing also claimed that a suspect matching Dorner’s description attempting to flee to Mexico and that there is “probably cause” to believe that the La Palma resident has “move and traveled in interstate and foreign commerce from California to Mexico with the intent to avoid prosecution.”


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COMPUTERS FROM CHRISTOPHER DORNER’S LA PALMA HOME TARGETED IN RAID BY US MARSHALLS By Randy Economy The La Palma home of suspected killer Christopher Dorner was raided on Friday by several law enforcement agencies in hopes of collecting more information that could lead to the arrest of one of America’s most wanted fugitives. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper was one of the first news agencies to arrive on Sharon Drive to witness heavily armed officials from the US Marshalls, Irvine Police Department, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the La Palma Police Department enter the family residence of Dorner. Within an hour, several dozen reporters and television news helicopters were camped back in front of Dorner’s residence. Dorner’s mother, a registered nurse for Kaiser Permanente, allowed the armed officers to enter her now infamous quaint, well groomed home. Irvine Police Lieutenant Bill Whalen told Los Cerritos Community Newspaper that Dorner’s personal computers were the focus of the search warrant. “We are going to take our time and to gather as much potential evidence as possible here today,” Whalen said. Whalen would not comment about specific details of the investigation surrounding Dorner. “We are interested in his computers, and that is the focus of our efforts,” Whalen said. Several neighbors gathered outside the Dorner home, including La Palma City Councilman Gerard Goedhart who lives “just around the corner” from Sharon Drive. “We are all praying that this situation can come to an end quickly,” Goedhart said. Also involved in the raid was the Orange County Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory Unit. At least eight officers from that agency were seen going in and out of the Dorner home. Another neighbor, who did not want to be publicly identified, said that she had “deep feelings” for the Dorner family, “especially for his mother.” “I can’t believe she and his sister have to live this nightmare. This is not going to end well, and these two amazing women are going to have to have a heavy Cross to carry for the rest of their lives,” the neighbor said. Dorner, who was fired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2008, outlined plans to kill law enforcement officers and their family members in rambling 11,400 words “manifesto” that members of the media obtained this past Tuesday night.

Nancy Dorner Issues Brief Statement over Son’s Killing Spree La Palma Resident Christopher Dorner’s Charred Body Identified By Coroner Officials By Randy Economy

Investigators from Irvine and Riverside police carry out bags of evidence after serving a search warrant at the home of Christopher Dorner's mother in La Palma, California Feb 8, 2013. In the diatribe, Dorner addressed his reporting of a fellow officer for excessive use of force, and stated he wanted to get his "name back." Dorner began his tragic shooting rampage on Sunday when he gunned down Monica Quan, 28, and her fiancé, Keith Lawrence, 27. Quan's father is a retired LAPD captain

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For the first time, Nancy Dorner, the mother of Christopher Dorner has put into words her “sadness” regarding her son’s killing spree that left four people dead during the past week. Nancy Dorner, a resident of La Palma said in her statement: "It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we express our deepest sympathies and condolences to anyone that suffered losses or injuries resulting from Christopher's actions. We do not condone Christopher's actions. The family has no further comments and asks that our privacy be respected during this difficult time."  -Nancy Dorner In the meantime, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials have confirmed that Dorner was indeed the victim in the massive shootout near Big Bear this past Wednesday that was witnessed by millions of television viewers live. Dorner charred body was recovered from the shootout location and those dental records were used for the autopsy.

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A Suburban League girls basketball title was something that has eluded the Norwalk program for a very long time and even longer for head coach Richard Drake. But on a night when Drake was being honored by former players whom he had coached at John Glenn in the 1990s, it was his current team that sealed a share of the crown on the same court where he had coached for 13 seasons. Behind 19 points, 10 rebounds and six steals from senior center Maiya GriffinMcNair, the Lady Lancers cruised past Glenn 50-29 last Friday night in the regular season finale for both teams. Norwalk tied Mayfair for the league championship, the first for Norwalk since 1995 and the first for Drake since 1992. “I thought I would be more excited than I was,” Drake said. “I think in some ways it was anticlimactic because of the ceremony that took place. I couldn’t get emotionally involved for something that took place like that. The girls were extremely excited. I told them to win with class. So, we didn’t celebrate on the court. We waited, got behind the side doors [of John Glenn’s gymnasium] and we celebrated for about 15 minutes. I think that was the appropriate thing to do.” With the score 7-4 with 3:09 left in the first quarter, the Lady Lancers went

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on a 19-0 run over a seven minute span that sealed the win. During that stretch, Griffin-McNair scored 11 points. In the first half alone, she had 13 points on six of nine shooting from the field. In fact, she single handily outscored the Lady Eagles by three points in the half. Glenn missed its first seven shots of the second quarter before junior Myra Gomez ended Norwalk’s scoring spree with 3:06 remaining in the first half. When it was all said and done, Glenn was limited to less than 30 points for the third straight game and 13th time in 26 games this season. “We couldn’t score,” said John Glenn head coach Linda Parra. “We were a team full of lots of injuries. We were never healthy. We had a lot of sickness this year, more than before. But we literally couldn’t score a basket and we couldn’t hang onto the ball. We averaged over 30 turnovers a game.” But clearly, the night belonged to Norwalk, which finished a game short of Mayfair for the league title last season. The Lady Lancers (19-8 overall, 11-1 in league) won 19 regular season games for the second straight season and have lost twice since Dec. 28. “Obviously your goal is to win [a league title] but we struggled so much in the middle of the season,” Drake said. “The Cantwell Tournament threw us for a loop and I didn’t know what we were going to have coming into league.” Norwalk received eight points each from senior guards Cristina Batarse and Brenda Venegas with the former also picking up five rebounds and three steals. Nor-

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walk defeated Glenn for the fourth straight time and Drake is 9-3 against his former school. “I didn’t come in planning to press her,” Drake said of Parra’s team. “But her team was playing a match on Maiya on the inside and it’s the third game in a row where we’ve played a team that matched us on Maiya and it affects us. I told the girls at the [end of] the [third] quarter to up the ante. We had to go to full-court press.” “[Norwalk] looked better in the first round than they did in this round,” Parra said. “They have moments where they look very good and they have moments where you think, ‘okay, our league is down’. But I think the first time we played them, they looked like a league championship team. Tonight they were average.” In six short seasons that Drake has been at the helm of the Norwalk program, he has gone to playoffs each time and has posted a 93-70 record. His overall mark between the two schools, as he enters his California Interscholastic FederationSouthern Section Division II-A first round playoff game against Dos Pueblos on Saturday, is 266-186. “I’m proud to say that this probably will be my last year,” Drake said. “In my years since 1987…to have four [league] championships in the Suburban League is something to be proud of. When I took Glenn over, they weren’t winning. When I took Norwalk over, they weren’t winning. I always like the challenge and to meet this challenge and to help the Glenn kids in the 90s and the Norwalk kids now is something I’m very proud of.” Glenn (8-18, 2-10) was led by senior Angie Console, who scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Gomez, who came off the bench to add eight points, pull down five boards and have four steals. Glenn has finished with consecutive eightwin seasons and will miss the playoffs for the fourth time in the past six seasons and fifth time in Parra’s 11 seasons at Glenn. She replaced Drake prior to the 2002-2003 campaign. “The positives [from this season] are we got our young girls playing time,” Parra said. “They got their feet wet a little bit. Like I was telling [Norwalk assistant coach] Emily [Osongco], there was no tension. They really enjoyed [this season]. How can you enjoy eight wins? But they really enjoyed this season and they’re sad that it has ended. I’m glad I didn’t have drama. They just showed up and worked hard. They just struggled this year.” Following senior night activities for

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It was the last day of the regular season and the John Glenn boys soccer team needed a win plus a La Mirada victory over Mayfair in order to reach the playoffs. Standing in its way, though, was city rival Norwalk, which had already locked up second place in the Suburban League. Behind a vaunted defensive stand, especially in the final moments of the game and a pressing offense that took 14 shots on goal, the host Lancers held on to a 1-0 victory last Thursday afternoon that ended any chances of the Eagles continuing their season. The win put an exclamation point on a monster turnaround from last season. Norwalk struggled last season and although they went to the playoffs for the seventh straight season, the Lancers ended with a 9-9-4 mark and finished in fourth place. This season, Norwalk goes into the playoffs with a 14-4-1 record, 10-2-0 in league action. “Last year we struggled with some guys not being here,” Pluma said. “The seniors we did have struggled from the year

they came in as freshmen. So those kids struggled all the way through. But luckily we still made it to the playoffs. But these kids right here are young. We had three sophomores rotating in [today] plus one who is ineligible. So we have four sophomores who will be returning plus some juniors who will be returning.” After finishing in third place last season and compiling an 8-7-4 record, the Eagles went 5-9-2 overall, 3-7-2 in the circuit and fell to fifth place. Even if the Eagles had won, they didn’t get any other help as Mayfair knocked off La Mirada and claimed fourth place and four points ahead of Glenn. “There was no type of discipline,” said John Glenn head coach Javier Romero of this season. “There was very, very low discipline. They don’t know how to play the ball with their body.” The Lancers got the break they needed in the 17th minute when senior midfielder Jose Mora took a free kick outside the left corner of the penalty box and after a couple of bounces, it landed to senior forward Jose Rodriguez who was facing the opposite way but his bicycle kick got past Glenn senior goalkeeper Jorge Melendez. After that, Glenn’s self esteem went a few notches down and Norwalk kept its intensity up. In the 32nd minute, Glenn ju-

nior midfielder Ruben Martinez received his second yellow card and was disqualified from the game, which left the Eagles a man down the rest of the way. Two minutes later, Glenn senior defender Jose Velez received a yellow card and the result left Mora with a free kick which was saved on a Melendez dive at the left post. “When Ruben got the red card, the team fell apart a little bit but still held on to the 1-0 [deficit],” Romero said. Norwalk had several opportunities to increase its lead early in the second half. However, junior defender Anthony Mendoza’s shot on an open net sailed too high over the crossbar in the 49th minute. One minute later, junior forward Jorge Perez got loose on a breakaway midway through the Glenn defense. But his open shot went wide left. “We can’t miss opportunities against good teams,” Pluma said. “I think we were extra cautious than we usually are. Some teams are not high scoring teams and I think we’re more cautious on defense when it comes to that.” Those missed chances left the door open for a shorthanded Eagles squad but it wasn’t until the 73rd minute that they made a desperate attempt to tie the game. Senior midfielder Abraham Garcia’s shot on a free kick was saved by junior goalkeeper

Henry Martinez. In the 79th minute, a corner kick from Glenn senior Octavio Rivera was deflected away and two minutes into stoppage time, sophomore Enrique Cuevas went up high towards Martinez and was issued a red card for spiking the goalkeeper on an apparent shot attempt. “The goalkeeper did what he had to do,” Romero said. “We didn’t know how to create opportunities and take advantage of the opportunities we had up top with our forwards.” Norwalk, the seventh ranked team in the California Interscholastic FederationSouthern Section Division IV poll, will host Ganesha today in the first round. Ganesha, the second place representatives from the Montview League, have a 7-10-5 record.

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2013029498 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as SunLed America 10900 183rd #105 Cerritos, Ca., 90703. The following business is conducted as a individual. The registrant has not began to transact business. /S/ Chung Phil Ahn The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 2/12/2013 NOTICE: This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (see section 14400et seq. Business and Profession Code), Published at LCCN on 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8/13

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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 10-0148958 Doc ID #00010066590032005N Title Order No. 10-8-531345 Investor/Insurer No. N/A APN No. 7012-009-001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/18/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOSE RAMON VILLA, A SINGLE MAN, dated 05/18/2007 and recorded 6/1/2007, as Instrument No. 20071329381, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/04/2013 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16603 AMBERWOOD WAY, CERRITOS, CA, 907031150. 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 $657,422.88. 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. 10-0148958. 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-4355562 02/08/2013, 02/15/2013, 02/22/2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cerritos City Council will conduct a public hearing at a regular meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 5.22, MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS, AND CHAPTER 22.12, DEVELOPMENT AREA TWO, OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE AS THEY RELATE TO THE REGULATION OF MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS.

DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT 2013-1*

*PURSUANT TO SECTION 15061(B)(3) OF THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA), THIS PROJECT IS EXEMPT FROM CEQA REVIEW.

This public hearing will be conducted in the Council Chambers of the Cerritos City Hall, Cerritos Civic Center, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California, 90703. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos website at www.cerritos.us. A copy of the related staff report will be available for download from the website by 6:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the public hearing. If you challenge the above mentioned item and related actions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Cerritos City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Any person interested in this matter may contact the Office of the City Clerk at (562) 916-1248 for additional information and/or appear at the hearing in person or by agent and be heard. Dated: February 15, 2013 /s/Vida Barone Vida Barone City Clerk

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 120018006 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 OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 754121CA Loan No. 1595823064 Title Order No. 120008900-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11-16-2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-08-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-24-2004, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 04 3054335, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: MARCELA SALAS, MARRIED AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 Legal Description: LOT 134, OF TRACT NO 20572, IN THE CITY OF LA MIRADA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 553 PAGE(S) 3 TO 9 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $537,214.04 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 13203 BONA VISTA LN LA MIRADA, CA 90638 APN Number: 8044-016-011 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 02-06-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www. lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4353903 02/08/2013, 02/15/2013, 02/22/2013

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOHN RICHARD DODD AKA JOHN R. DODD AKA JOHN DODD CASE NO. VP014984 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JOHN RICHARD DODD AKA JOHN R. DODD AKA JOHN DODD. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by WENDY L. CONNOLLY in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that WENDY L. CONNOLLY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/26/13 at 8:30AM in Dept. L located at 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA 90650 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner JAY OBERHOLTZER - SBN 72127 JAY OBERHOLTZER, APLC 15141 E WHITTIER BLVD #500 WHITTIER CA 90603 2/8, 2/15, 2/22/13 CNS-2439189# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS

CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR

Notice is hereby given that City of Hawaiian Gardens will conduct a Public Hearing pertaining to the item(s) listed below: DATE OF HEARING: TIME OF HEARING: LOCATION OF HEARING:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter. City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, Ca. 90716

HEARING ITEM: The City of Hawaiian Gardens City Council will hold a public hearing on February 26, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, California, to approve the City’s Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) program and budget. Program resources for the CDBG program total $184,586.52 including: CDBG entitlement funding in the amount of $141,722.00 for the 2013-2014 fiscal year; and $42,864.52 of available unallocated CDBG funds from prior years. These funds can be used for a wide variety of purposes. However, eligible activities under the CDBG program must meet one of three national objectives to: 1) benefit low- and moderate-income persons; 2) help to eliminate slum and blight conditions; or 3) address an urgent need. The Hawaiian Gardens City Council will consider for approval its CDBG funds for the following activities: CODE ENFORCEMENT NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP CDBG PROGRAM YEAR TOTAL

$166,825.00 17,761.52 $184,586.52

Interested persons are invited to attend and comment on the CDBG program. INVITATION TO BE HEARD Those persons desiring to testify in favor of or in opposition to the proposal listed above will be given an opportunity to do so at the public hearing. If you challenge the subject application 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 submitted to the City Council at, or prior to the public hearing. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Hawaiian Gardens Administration Department at (562) 420-2641. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame al Departamento de Administracion al (562) 420-2641. Sue Underwood City Clerk Published: Los Cerritos Community News Published at Los Cerritos Community News 2/15/13

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The Norwalk Lions Club has 39 members and meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at Bruce‫ص‬s Prime Rib. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Norwalk Lions Club, please contact Lion President Manny Sanchez at 562-708-9061 or our website at www.norwalklions.com. Lions Clubs International is the world‫ص‬s largest service club organization with more than 1.35 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 207 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.

ment will be provided by Connie Tanjuan, and we will have an opportunity drawing for everyone who participates! Tickets on sale now. Tickets purchased after Saturday, February 9, 2013 will be $7.50. Last day to buy tickets is Monday, February 11, 2013. The dinner is for those who wish to dine-in, only, and tickets will not be sold on day of the dinner. Call (562) 929-5580 for additional information.

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In 2012 she the stayedtax clean dry for decade, the Sheriff's Department and train as enough, No. 5:proofing Only property owners received wasKnabe namedbegan on theaffably Amazon Moversextoland as water creates a transparent seal first responders in the event of a major ling the Board of Supervisors imposing therepeal mailing, yetand it would impact everyone-Shakers List with over 60,000 for of her ebook to water mold. emergency or disaster. “fiscal discipline” last on year. LA County, which -school children, members,isrenters, titles downloaded Also, equallychurch of importance "poria he noted was rewarded lastMirada October when small infestation" business owners---through The Friends of the La Library If you are interested in helping Cerri- mold that is responsibleprogram for takStandard Poorforupgraded the County’s cuts down or higher costs like termites, that are have great&plans 2013 as they continue tos maintain its reputation as a safe place ing buildings long-term ratingLibrary. from AA-minus to Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. to live and work, the Cerritos Sheriff's Sta- mostNo. 4: Voters just passedfrom PropNovem30 to to help the credit La Mirada active in winter months, AA,” its highest level ever. support schools. If this fee vacant is passed, school tion encourages you to apply to be a VOP. ber to March. Many of the properties “You don’t read about fiscal cliffs at the districts pay $14tomillion For more information, call the Cerritos are full ofcould moldshave and to expensive abate. an“Love and Friendship” If you are 50 County,” Knabe pointed out. “See, we have tive, the only people left in our system will Sheriff's nually. Churches and own non-profit organizaand is a former city councilmember—the Station/Community Safety CenYou can do your research or puryears of age or older, and are looking for to balance our budget every year.” tions would alsoitems havelisted to pay. And get this: be non-paying. shiftatin(562) tone916-1252, did not goor unnoticed. ter visit the Cerritos chase the above in this article at an enjoyable hot and hearty meal with As an example, Knabe cited LA The national forests, state Stores, parks, and orgaKnabe sounded enthusiastic about Sheriff's “Let me be clear---I want clean water Home Station to obtain an application. Depot, Lowes, Paint Benjamin friends and family, the Norwalk Senior County’s ongoing preparation for what he meeting the challenges presented by the and I think most people do,” he said. “But Moore nizations likeCenters, the Santa Monica Mountains February 2, 2013 - The Norwalk Lions Paint HGTV, DIY, Ganahl, Center is the right place for you. Our called its “biggest financial and operational Conservancy will have to pay. Come on! new health care system---everything from this… this is such a mess.” Club will be serving Pancakes Breakfast monthly South Coast Shingle, Facebook.com, Linke“Candlelight Dinner”, is held on challenge”---the rolloutfrom of the Affordable Open space ismore. part of the solution to polpreparing operations, upgrading technolBesides that nod to its clean-water mis- din.com; and Menudo, Saturday 7 a.m. to noon the and second Tuesday of each month. Care in January at theAct Norwalk Arts2014. & Sports Complex. ogy to updating personnel. “Frankly, we sion, Knabe couldn’t find a single thing lution. My SHOWCASE HOME, pick of the doesn’tismatter you or were for it or must No.is3:located The feesatare exorbitant. instill new culture in our February staff,” he that didn’t bother him about the Clean week, The maina entrée for Tuesday, The “It breakfast $5 perifplate bowl. 12844 Berkhamsted, If you haveproposed an idea forannual a column against it---it’s he emphasized, No.2:Park, The Cerritos, election method couldisbe said.2013 “It’swill a whole new world, come JanuWater Initiative’s feeforon Shadow be Meatloaf. In addition, the (NOTE: Proceeds willcoming,” help the Lions Club in its 12, asking price un-a Cerritos Community Newspaper or the explaining how LA County’s large populamail-in ballot, which would only require a ary 2014!” property to pay for clean water programs. will include mashed potatoes with Los support of high school scholarships, youth dinner der $1.5M. Lamplighter, please call News tion raises the stakes of the biggest change majority to pass. normal measure Butvegetables, there wassalad, disgust dripping Even as he railed against the our measure, garlic bread, from bev- La Mirada sports and other community projects. 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