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Pico Rivera News Low-Riding Car Show Comes Back to Pico Rivera

Money raised for Sherriff Department’s programs. by Angela M. Cranon A low-riding car club is set to raise money for the Pico Rivera Sherriff Department’s Pride Program and Scholar-

they want to help the community and to change that sterotype. This event is going to be hot! I am so happy because I really pushed for this because we have to give everyone a chance.”

Mayor Gracie Gallegos pictured with club officers Jimmie Gonzales, sergeant at Arms, Adam Amarillas, Together Car Club president, and Hector Avila, vice president. ship Fund. It has been almost 20 years since the Together Car Club of Los Angeles has come to the city to show off the fancied-up low-riding cars. The event is being held at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, Sunday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “These guys are a great bunch of people who are going to put on an awesome show,” said Pico Rivera Mayor Gracie Gallegos. “I really fought for them to be here.” The mayor noted that, although she was not on the city council at the time, the stigma attached to low riders is one of the reasons the city prevented the clubs from returning. “It was stopped years ago because people pointed to the car club for the illegal crusing and gang activity,” said Gallegos. “These guys have now evolved and they are family guys; they have good jobs;

The car club was founded by Danny Aguilar in 1977. Today, Adam Amarillas is president of the club, his second year term. So far nearly 500 cars are expected to be on display for the show. “This will be our second time in Pico Rivera and we are very excited about it,” said Amarillas. “We come out to help the community and to bring everyone together. We’re having some of our proceeds go to the programs at the Sherrif’s Department because that’s what we usually try to do…help those in need and help the community.” Amarillas has long-term history with the Together Car Club. He joined when he was just 20 years old, some 17 years ago. He admitted that at the time, he was a member of

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Norwalk News American Legion In Action by Helen M. Brown

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n January 21, 2009 several members of the Norwalk Post #359 Auxiliary traveled to Hawthorne #314 for the monthly District #19 meeting. The Post Auxiliary served a delicious fried chicken dinner and then went into their business meeting. The first speaker was Nina Freeman, a young lady who was privileged to attend Girl’s State in Sacramento this past year. She told of her adventures and advantages of serving in a government capacity for a week. She claimed it was quite a learning experience and one she will never forget. Speaker of the evening was Jim Higuera, Judge Advocate for the 19thDistrict, CA. He spoke of the many prob-

lems of trying to get proposals and resolutions passed by the state legislature. “At the annual convention we propose bills; the executive board then decides then if and when they

will be presented to the legislature.” He held up a large stack of papers. “This is 54 pages of veterans proposals consisting of over ten bills. It is an exhausting task sometimes.” He went on to explain, “The Legion has

spent over 20 years trying to add one line to the amendment, ‘Not to desecrate the flag. Last year (2008) we came within one vote attaining our goal. We had 65 votes but needed 66. So,” he explained, “We will just have to try again this year.” The proposal was written by a lawyer who previously worked for the American Civil Liberties Union so is very well phrased. He also told that the American Legion is awarding the Purple Heart to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD). “The Purple Heart,” he stressed, “Was and is intended for soldiers wounded in action.” Many of the Auxiliary

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Sherri Kelley Re-elected to Norwalk Council Mike Mendez in tight race for re-election, turnout is a pathetic 12%. With 5,047 ballots cast out of 41,457 registered voters in the Norwalk City Council election Tuesday [Mar. 3], Council member Sherri Kelly has won re-election to an-

other four year term with 1,972 votes. Councilmember Mike Mendez came in second with 1,808 votes. However he is only leading Marcel Rodarte by 47 votes, with 446 provisional and absentee ballots still to be counted. Rodarte garnered 1,751 votes. The final tally won’t be certified until Mar. 17. Below are the unofficial

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Supervisor Knabe to Speak at Norwalk Chamber The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to attend a “State of the County” breakfast featuring Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, on Thursday, February 12, 2009, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at the Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex, 13200 Clarkdale Avenue, Norwalk. Supervisor Knabe has been a great supporter of efforts

to achieve safe and attractive communities, expand local business opportunities and improved delivery of county services. We are indeed honored to have Supervisor Knabe’s participation in this important event. This is sure to be an informative and topical presentation on the matters that are important to businesses in Norwalk and surrounding cities

Tickets for the “State of the County” Breakfast can be obtained by contacting the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce at (562) 864-7785, by email: info@norwalkchamber.com or by visiting the NCC Office at 12040 Foster Road, Norwalk. Ticket prices, including breakfast are: $150 for a reserved table of eight (8) persons or $20.00 per person for open table seating.


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Continued from page 1 a gang, in and out of jail, but he also found the car club to later be an outlet where he could escape and find something productive to do with his time. He said, “Being a part of this club helped me a lot as a kid. It took my mind off of a lot of other things. I went to jail and I learned from that. I got tired of going to jail.” While parents may still sterotype low-riding car clubs as a negative influence, Amarillas knows that, “Some kids might have to learn the hard way, and I don’t wish that on anyone, like I did. Parents should just sit down and talk to them. This show is for everyone and I do it for a hobby. I’m working on my third car now. I always advise kids to stay in school and to stay focused. Without school, you’re going to learn the hard way.” It is an expensive hobby, costing him upwards of $25,000 to fix up cars. However, he explains that it is the love of the sport that keeps his interest. To further show their dedication to the community, not only will there be cars on display at the Sports Arena, but a blood drive booth set up for those who want to donate. Other vendors will also be on hand selling car accessories, sports attire, music and other related items. “We want other cities to see what type of low-riding club we are and what we represent. We’re more than that and want to be recognized for helping the community,” the president said. “I want everyone to have a good time, come together and to unit with

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Crimson who has operated the line under the current franchise. Because the line is currently inactive, the company is required to keep on file a #$125,000 performance bond that would be increased to $250,000 upon its activation. In addition the company shall also maintain at least $5 million in liability insurance. If approved by the council, the franchise agreement would be for a period of 25 years. Councilmember Carol Chen asked if 25 years was the normal timeline for such a franchise. “That’s a long period of time. I would think perhaps it would be five or 10 year,” she said. Kellam said the 25 years was normal, but it could be adjusted during that timeline. Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Barrows voiced concern about the safety factors govern-

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A total of 38 students were announced today as winners of the 2009 Los Angeles County Student Art Competition, representing an impressive collection of artwork by students from elementary, middle and high school levels. The winning students, selected by judging committees from among hundreds of entries received from throughout the county, were chosen for their creativity, craftsmanship and use of media. In addition to winning gift certificates and other prizes, the young artists will have their

judge. Gerri is an accomplished musician and donates his time each year to the event. Felix Lopez, scheduled Rotary president in 2010-11, was the music contest chair. Judging by the talent at the event, the Cerritos-Artesia area has some gifted singers. We would not be surprised to see some on American Idol someday. The Rotary Club is dedicated to promoting local events and programs in the Artesia, Cerritos, and Hawaiian Garden area. For more information on the Rotary, contact Dr. Steve Sherman at 562 926-1097. pieces placed on public display at local venues. Twenty of the winning entries will be put on permanent display in the hallways and offices of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) in Downey. The other 18 winners will be featured as part of a display with other entries at three local shopping malls — Los Cerritos Center, Lakewood Center and Stonewood Center — from March 7 - 22. (See attached list of winners.) LACOE will hold a recognition ceremony for its display artists at 3:00 p.m. March 3 during a meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Education. The three centers will hold separate receptions for their display artists from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on March 8. “The individual creativeness and impressive level of technical skills displayed by these student artists are a reminder of how important quality arts education programs are for our children,” said Geraldine Walkup, the visual and performing arts program administrator for LACOE, which presented the program in partnership with the shopping malls and other sponsors. The competition, open to students of all grade levels from public and private schools, is among the largest student art contests of its kind in the state.

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Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Norwalk) will host his Annual Women of the Year Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 5th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Norwalk Marriott Hotel. This year representing the 56th Assembly District are: Charlene Dimas Peinado of Whittier for her work in Community Service; Alma Reyes

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Artesia's 50th Anniversary Jubilee Con't from Page 1 the development of our city since 1959. We also recognize and appreciate the support their families have given. We acknowledge the many residents, businesses, and friends who have given thousand of volunteer hours on behalf of our city. Together they have all embraced this City’s motto, “Service Builds Tomorrow’s Progress.” Each of us is the beneficiary of their efforts. We give them our heartfelt thanks.

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He said on the positive side of the coin, increment income continues to grow. He said they were projecting an increase of $35 million in new increment money, sharp reduction in VLF. The reason for which he defined as property taxes from that is people are not buying new cars. “The older a vehicle becomes the lower its new buildings located on city land. He VLF tax,” he stated. As a result, the city’s said when Nordstrom completes its new store it will also have new increment. In VLF will be about $1 million less than addition a flagship Forever 21 department originally projected in this current year. store will be opening, replacing Mervyns. To meet the revenue reductions, ap“These projects, along with other propproved recommendations moving about erties under development will provide $4 million from the Water Fund into the substantial revenue in the form of sales General Fund. Gallucci said this would let the water system assume its portion of tax and tax increments in upcoming years. He said 20 percent of the money goes the City’s prepayment for other post-employment benefits. He also recommended into the City’s set-aside account, which continues to grow. He said there is now $1.5 million be taken from the General approximately $15 million in cash in the Fund Reserve to fund capital projects for the current fiscal year. He said Council ap- account. Unfortunately this is a restricted account and can only be spent for housing. proval of the two transfers would leave a He also said proposed budget cuts does balanced budget. not apply to the City recreational proFor fiscal year 2009-10, he asked for authorization to review the City’s festivals grams, service organizations or to any of the City’s aid-to groups/organizations. and events to determine if sponsorship He recommended travels to meetshould continue and to determine “deings be suspended for the rest of 2008-9, sired” funding levels. He also suggested Open positions not be filled, and only one the City’s contributions to charitable groups be reduced by 10 percent with the conference a year be attended by the city’s different commissions and/or commitexception of contributions funded for the Low-and-Moderate-Income Housing Fund tees. He said he has already eliminated all travel for staff, combined with other that includes the Rio Hondo Temporary Home and Su Casa Transitional Housing/ department operations resulting in an overall savings of $7 million. He also proOutreach. Overall the year-end City revenue pro- posed the reduction of one deputy at the jection of $85.3 million reflects a revenue mall and the closure of the sheriff station. Center management has offered to provide decline of $9.3 million, or an estimated 9.8 percent from the original budget fore- office space, plus they have a perspective tenant who would like to rent the space cast of $94.6 million. now occupied by the station. Gallucci said the City has applied Other cuts include $8,000 in the Mayfor federal funds for some 29 projects oral Transition, which is scheduled for in the new federal budget. This includes Mar. 12, and scaling back on City Wide $300,000 for the sheriff station remodel, which will pay for new technology for its Pride. He said there are no cuts planned for the library. 911 Center, and $380,000 that would be He said no decision has to be made used for photovoltaic Energy System at on recommendations for 2009-10. The the proposed Cuesta Villas Senior HousCouncil has until June when a budget ing project. Both were kept in the House version of the budget, which is now being study will be made prior to passage of a new budget. He said the city would have debated by the Senate. a negative next year due to a continued

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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 reduction in sales tax and increment revenue that is projected to last into 2010. At the same time the city’s increment revenue will continue to grow. Gallucci said there would be a recommendation to hold back on the insurance payment for one year on the Insurance Trust Fund for Retirement to PERS that would help balance next years budget. Turning to the Rose Bowl Parade Float the Council will make a decision on whether it will continue or withdraw from the parade at its next regular meeting on Mar. 26. Concerning the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, plans call for a reduction in the schedule of events from 152 to 105 shows, and through ticket pricing adjustments to an average market price of $51.36 it is estimated that the CCPA could realize a savings of $1.1 million. Many tickets are subsidized by the City. However, in order to maintain 152 shows, a new approach will be used whereby third parties will be used to book the balance of shows that should reduce additional costs. Mayor Pro Tem Barrows asked if the shows are reduced by one-third, it felt it would hurt not only the hotel, but the restaurants and retail outlets that the patrons utilize which translates into sale tax revenue. Gallucci said this has been discussed, and Dr. Springer is looking into getting what is known as traveling shows such as the recent Aida Opera which was sold out.

shall provide an Emergency Preparedness Report as well as necessary Material Safety Data, a description of the liaison procedure with the City and Emergency personnel, and a description of measures to mitigate a hazardous materials emergency. Crimson also would be required to maintain around the clock emergency equipment and crews within a 25-mile distance for the purpose of shutting off pressure and flow of contents in the event of any emergency. In other business the Council approved a joint powers agreement [JPA] with the Los Angels Regional Interoperable Communications System [La-RICS] for the purposed of developing and implementing a modern integrated wireless voice and data communications system that will support the communication needs of the more than 34,000 first responders and local missioncritical personnel within the Los Angeles County region and Orange County. Community Services Supervisor Emely Merina said currently, local and regional police and fire departments do not have the capabilities for interagency communications. She said a major concern is in an event of a significant disaster or calamity, when interagency communication is most needed, the current systems will not allow for sufficient coordination between the various law enforcement and fire departments that operate in the County.

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championship with the Rancho Alamitos girls team. Ironically, that same season, the Gahr girls team took home the top prize in Division II-AA. Gahr will play for its first boys championship at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Honda Center. "Everyone looks at Gahr this year and says they lost 14 games and they're not very good," Becker said. "They don't understand that Gahr went out and scheduled a powerhouse schedule. We lost to good teams and the kids never let down. The kids who lost this year for Gahr are the kids who didn't come out and try. We have five kids in our school who are better than kids I play. But they didn't try because they felt we weren't going to be very good this year. And now, this team is being rewarded for sticking it out, struggling through some of those losses, building from them and getting better." Gahr, the eighth ranked team in the division, led 23-15 in the opening seconds of the second quarter after junior Cameron Bell accounted for half of his points in the game with a three-pointer. But Golden Valley erupted for 11 straight points to hold its largest lead of the night. The scouting report on the Foothill League champions, who had lost just three times in 29 games prior to the semifinals, indicated they like to shoot the outside shots pretty well. But it was Gahr (18-14) which was counterattacking with its own display of outside shots. Sophomore Javonte Sales took a pass from senior Devin Golston and nailed a trifecta to end the Grizzlies scoring streak. Later in the second quarter, sophomore Davon Potts got into the action with a three-pointer to give Gahr a 38-29 advantage. In all, Gahr sank nine out of 14 shots from downtown. "We've known all year that we can shoot the three pretty well," Becker said. "But nobody has left us open like they did, so we had to take it. They actually were a pressing team that decided not to press against us. I really don't why. But, they didn't and that's okay. I think it helped us to a certain extent that they did not press." The Gladiators took a 44-33 lead into the locker room on 56 percent shooting from the field with senior Gipson Lyles scoring 16 points and sophomore Jarion Henry coming off the bench to add eight points. The shooting would only get better in the second half, from the field and at the free throw line. Gahr missed only two of 10 field goals in the third quarter as its lead grew to as many as 15 points twice. Then in the final stanza, the Gladiators were seven of 11 from the field and when Henry followed his own miss to put back a basket, plus a subsequent free throw with 4:54 remaining, his team had its largest lead of the night at 77-56. Gahr was also 16 of 21 from the line in the fourth quarter. Lyles scored a career-high 33 points while Potts poured in a career-high 24 points, including going nine of 10 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter. Steven Thornton led the Grizzlies with 41 points while Maverick Ahanmisi added 17 points for the Santa

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Cerritos Edges Warren For School's First Girls Water Polo Championship, Fourth Overall For Program by Loren Kopff IRVINE-Anything the boys can do, the girls can do better, or at least in this case, duplicate. A little more than three months after the Cerritos boys water polo team won its third straight California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section divisional championship, the girls team won their first ever. With nine seconds remaining in the second overtime session, senior Raquel Gabayeron lobbed a pass over goalkeeper Kristyn Casas for the game winner and a 10-9 victory over fellow San Gabriel Valley League rival Warren for the Division VII crown last Saturday morning at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center. The victory for the top seeded and top ranked Lady Dons caps off a 22-10 season, the most victories in school history.

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"It's the beginning of something special," said Cerritos head coach Peter Kemp. "It started with the boys a couple of years ago and the girls have been hungry. Watching the boys win titles, the girls have been CIF runner-ups in swimming three out of the last four years." Cerritos had a chance to win the game in regulation but Ivana Castro was true on a penalty shot with 1.37 seconds remaining. In fact, the Lady Dons trailed the Bears 7-5 following a Castro goal with 5:34 remaining in regulation. But for the second time this season against the division's second ranked team and league runner-ups, Cerritos rallied for the win. With a man-advantage, senior Jessie Ku scored with 5:09 left to bring Cerritos to within a goal. Then at the 3:50 mark, Ku assisted Gabayeron to tie the contest. Just over a minute later, Gabayeron scored what she thought would be the game winner and senior Ann Vu had a chance to ice the game with seven ticks left but her shot sailed over the net. "It's remarkable; this is what you hope for," Kemp said. "You hope for a game as exciting as this. As nice as it is to win by a big margin, everybody wants to see a close game. We were expecting a close game and that's exactly what we got. It's unfortunate that only one team can walk away with the plaque because both teams are very deserving of it." The game got off to a slow start with the Lady Dons leading only 1-0 after the first period on a Gabayeron penalty shot. Both teams combined for 17 shots but the scoring would heat up in the second period. Gabayeron added two more goals including another penalty shot but the Bears tallied four times and led 4-3 at the half. In the third period, junior Alodie Gaerlan tied the contest at the 5:06 mark on an assist from Gabayeron but Warren responded on a pair of man-advantage goals. No one scored in the first overtime session and Cerritos took only two shots in the three-minute affair. But 44 seconds into the other overtime session, Gaerlan gave her team a 9-8 lead. However, it lasted only four seconds as Brittany Vasquez tied the game, the sixth time the game had been knotted. After that, the Lady Dons fired off two more shots before the game winner. Gabayeron scored a game-high seven goals and assisted on two others while Ku and sophomore Katherine Gabayeron each had a pair of assists. "Raquel is just an absolute stud," Kemp said. "She's been the leader of this team in and out of the water all season long. She gets everyone hyped up before all of the games and she's absolutely grown up this year offensively speaking. I wasn't expecting her to be as much of a factor as she has been offensively." Cerritos first fielded a girls water polo team in the 2001-2002 season and three seasons later, went to the playoffs for the first time. That was the beginning of three straight second place finishes in the SGVL before finishing in first last season. But in the playoffs, Cerritos had one only once


TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 five tries before this season and in fact, the league had gone 1-6 since Downey won back to back titles in 2005 and 2006. Over the past four seasons, Cerritos has won 78 games against 41 losses. "It shows a ton of heart," Kemp said. "We've got some talented girls but we've had some talented girls in the past as well. But I think it just came down to heart this year. They wanted it from the last game of last year. Talent only gets you so far. "I absolutely think this could the beginning of some great things," he added. "It's great for the program because it gets people enthused. It's especially great for our younger girls. The seniors-they're done and I'm very proud of them. But for the younger girls, it's something to look forward to. It helps build the momentum for the next year."

Valley Christian's Offense Stymied In Semifinal Loss To Division V-AA Top Ranked Team by Loren Kopff A couple of things were going in favor for the Valley Christian girls basketball team last Saturday night when it hosted St. Joseph of Santa Maria in a California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division V-AA semifinal game. The Lady Crusaders, historically, have been no strangers to playing, or having a shot to play for a CIF title, with 10 CIF titles and eight losses in the finals under their belt since 1982. Valley has also been to the divisional semifinals three times this decade but the team also has first-year head coach Katie Hardeman, who played two years each at a pair of the best high schools in Southern California for girls basketball, Brea Olinda and Troy. Even with so much championship mojo in the air, the Lady Crusaders picked a bad night to have a poor shooting performance, bowing to the Knights 39-19 in a game played at Gahr. The Lady Crusaders end their season at 18-12. "Our shots were not falling," Hardeman said. "They're a good team. There is no shame in losing to them. We just felt like under out best circumstances, we couldn't beat them. We didn't play our best game." Valley, the fourth ranked team in the division, scored the first point of the game less than a minute in on a free throw from sophomore Jelissa Holder, then went scoreless until freshman Kari Korver sank a three-pointer with 1:40 left in the stanza. Despite the early shooting problems, Valley was down 8-4 to the Knights. But the poor shooting continued in the second quarter with junior Taylor Cotton scoring the only three points for the maroon and gold. The only thing that was keeping the Lady Crusaders in the game at halftime was the fact that St. Joseph was hitting on 26 percent of its shots from the field in the first half. But any chance for the Lady Crusaders to get back in the game were dashed

in the first four minutes of the second half when they were outscored 8-0 to trail by 19 points. Korver led the Lady Crusaders with 10 points while Cotton and senior Andrea Campbell combined for eight more points. Cotton also grabbed 13 rebounds with Campbell getting another five boards. Even with the loss, Valley held its opponent to under 40 points for the fourth straight game and 12th time this season. "We said we were going to stop them defensively and I thought Andrea Campbell did an amazing job shutting down [Heather Madrigal]," Hardeman said. "She had one basket. I told them even when we were down by how ever much, it's our goal to keep them under 40 points. They were able to meet those defensive goals, but we were unable to execute [on our shots]. "I was telling the girls before the game that during Christmas time, we played a tournament game here at Gahr and we sat on that bench and we lost to a terrible team," Hardeman added. "We lost to a team that was not talented and we were better than them. It was embarrassing, an awful feeling and a low point in our season. So we have become a totally different team. They have improved leaps and bounds." After winning 13 games last season and losing in the first round of the playoffs, Valley got off to a solid start to this season, winning seven of its first 10 games. After a rough stretch from Dec. 26-Jan. 30, the team bounced back and won six of its last eight games. Campbell and Ariel Sanchez are the only two seniors and Hardeman is already thinking about the positives for next season, especially with the sharp shooting Korver, who averaged over 14 points a game, and the aggressive Cotton, who was dominating on the glass along with the other seven other returning players. "It will be a different team without our center," Hardeman said. "We'll have to do a totally different offense without her. But we still have girls who are such fighters and are talented, so that's encouraging. That's why I'm not depressed right now. I hope to be back in this spot next year, being able to win this game."

COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • MARCH 6, 2009 13 other two times ended in ties with Oaks plays," Looney said. "[Jenna Rich] had Christian. her number. [She] beat her most of the "If ever there was a comeback in the first half and I think Haley took it within history of Division V, it was today," Looherself to take care of that." ney said. "I told my kids [at the half] they Valley improved to 19-7-2 overall, has weren't done playing. They had 40 minutes won 18 of its past 20 games and since the left to play and they had to be first to every beginning of February, the team has yieldball and they had to play to get back in. El ed just two goals. The Lady Crusaders, coSegundo had us in the first half. They had champions of the Olympic League, have everything; every ball and every shot." knocked off the division's second ranked Two minutes into the contest, El Seteam (Notre Dame Academy) and the third gundo's Allison Reaser followed up on ranked team (El Segundo). Now, they will a misplayed ball near the right post and face the fourth ranked team who comes tapped in the lone goal for the Eagles. For in with a 23-3-4 record and knocked off the rest of the 38 minutes of the first half, defending division champs Oaks Christian El Segundo controlled the tempo, taking in the semifinals. South Torrance is also eight shots on goal while the best chance making its third trip to the finals, having for the Lady Crusaders, the seventh ranked lost and tied the other two times. team in the division, got its best chance in "We weren't supposed to win the last the 14th minute when freshman midfielder two games and we did," Looney said. "I Kylee Crossen's attempt was tapped away guess it's more emotional because we by Sammy Laplante at the right post. came from one behind. They put the ball "I told the defense they had to mark in the back of the net 2:18 in. Who does tighter," Looney said. "[Reaser] was faster that in the playoffs? To come back from than all of our defense put together. [Sethat hit me hard. When you run a set play nior defender] Stephanie Williams needed for three weeks and you finally decide to to drop on her a little bit more and give play it because the regular corner kicks her a little bit more room. They had to play aren't working, and it goes in, the feeling team defense to take care of her, and they is incredible." did." But rallying in the second half this season has become all too familiar for the Lady Crusaders and the second half was theirs to own. It began in the 51st minute when junior midfielder Haley Haagsma took a header from a corner kick and barely missed the upper left corner of the net. Then in the 60th minute, junior forward Jacqueline Lara missed a chance when the ball briefly got away from the El Segundo netminder. Finally, Haagsma got the host team on the board in the 68th minute when she Community News delivered took junior midfielder Leezett Del Toro's corner kick and notched her team-leading right to your door! 15th goal. Then three minutes later, she Bagged and folded for easy weaved her way through the penalty box and scored the game winner. Of the 11 reading! See page 2.. goals scored by Valley in its four playoff games, Haagsma has five of them. or call...562.407.3873 "Haley was getting beat on our set

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Haagsma, Valley Christian Fight Back To Reach Division V Finals Again by Loren Kopff Naturally, Kim Looney would like to take her Valley Christian girls soccer teams to the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division V finals every year. But for now, the eighth-year head coach knows she can pretty much set her clocks every two years and she'll reach the promise land. First in 2005, then in 2007 and now this Saturday. The Lady Crusaders withstood a very early goal and rallied twice in a span of three minutes late in the second half to edge El Segundo 2-1 this past Tuesday afternoon at Crusader Field. As a result, the Lady Crusaders will face South Torrance at 9 a.m. at Warren High in Downey, seeking their first outright championship. The

CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE 2008-09 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION ON VARIOUS CITY STREETS AND ALLEYS CDBG NO. 601170-08 IN THE CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS Notice is hereby given that City of Hawaiian Gardens invites sealed bids pertaining to the item(s) listed below: SEALED BIDS DUE:

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14 COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • MARCH 6, 2009 Trustee Sale # CA0927129-2 Loan# 3002404642 Order # 080056561 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/22/2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/19/2009 at 11:30AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/29/2006 as Document No. 06 2636157 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CALIFORNIA, executed by, CARLOS CABRERABLANCA CABRERA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, MILA, INC., DBA MORTGAGE INVESTMENT LENDING ASSOCIATES, INC., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BLVD. POMONA, CA The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. 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 describing the land therein: APN # 7012-008-080 THE CONDOMINIUM ESTATE CONSISTING OF: (A) UNIT 80 LOT(S) 20 OF TRACT NO. 22327, IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 813, PAGE(S) 20 THROUGH 29 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. AND AS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (ENABLING DECLARATION ESTABLISHING A PLAN FOR CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP OF CERRITOS VILLAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION NO. 1), RECORDED IN BOOK M3879 PAGE 693, ET SEQ., OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY. B) AN UNDIVIDED 1835/7990 INTEREST IN THE COMMON AREA OF LOT 20 AS SHOWN ON SAID TRACT 22327 AND AS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS BEING ALL OF SAID LOT AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, EXCEPT FOR THE UNITS. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, LYING BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED OR GRANTED IN DOCUMENTS OF RECORD. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16962 SIERRA VISTA WAY, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 Trustee’s Sale is: $304,915.73 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.5: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5 have been meet. Dated: 02/27/2009 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CARLOS F QUEZADA, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 2112 BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR, IRVINE, CA 92612 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)573-1965, (714) 573-7777, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 P538602 2/27, 3/6, 03/13/2009

TSG No.: 3920154 TS No.: 20089134004863 FHA/VA/PMI No.: Notice Of Trustee's Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/20/2005 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/19/2009 at 11:30 AM First American Loanstar Trustee Services, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 01/04/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0013193, in book , page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed by: ROXANNE ROBERTS, 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) At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: As more fully described in the above mentioned Deed of Trust APN# 7010-020-011 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16424 BUBBLING VIEW CIRCLE , CERRITOS, CA 90703 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $686,018.35 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. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. Date: 2/26/2009 First American LoanStar Trustee Services 3 First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 First American Loanstar Trustee Services may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Original document signed by Authorized Agent For Trustee’s Sale Information Please Call (714) 573-1965 P530833 2/27, 3/6, 03/13/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 426256CA Loan No. 0696473644 Title Order No. 602105728 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/19/2009 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10/03/2005, Book , Page , Instrument 05 2373332, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: KAZUE JACO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, 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: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 240 OF TRACT NO. 17830, IN THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 452 PAGES 3 TO 11 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, BUT WITH NO RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY AS PROVIDED IN DEEDS OF RECORD. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $456,744.33(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4416 JOHANNA AVENUE LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 APN Number: 7063-006-008 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: 02-20-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3003232 02/27/2009, 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 080069835 Title Order No. 08-8-255718 APN No. 7033-013-029 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/06/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ROWENA T. CASTORILLO, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/06/2006 and recorded 11/14/06, as Instrument No. 06 2513437, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/27/2009 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona 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: 17507 IBEX AVENUE, 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 $500,330.69. 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 with out 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 at provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon at provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 10/04/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.38151 3/06, 3/13, 3/20/2009

TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 Trustee Sale No. 727502CA Loan No. 0601859408 Title Order No. 080086365-CA-MAI Notice of Trustee's Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/15/2002. 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 3/19/2009 at 11:30 AM California Reconveyance Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust, recorded on 11/25/2002, Book , Page , Instrument 02-2849817 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: HYUNG SOON KANG, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant 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: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: LOT 20 OF TRACT NO. 29965, IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP FILED OCTOBER 15, 1974, IN BOOK 849, PAGE(S) 16 TO 19 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, BUT WITH NO RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY AS PROVIDED IN DEEDS OF RECORD. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $123,988.16 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 16041 SUGARPINE LANE, Cerritos, CA 90703 APN NUMBER: 7010-004-020 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”. Date: 2/26/2009 California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P535839 2/27, 3/6, 03/13/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee's Sale No. 05-FMS-61287 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/9/2006. 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. On March 27, 2009, at 10:30 AM, AT WEST SIDE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BOULEVARD, in the City of NORWALK, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by TERRY D TRAYLOR, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustors, recorded on 6/16/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1325859, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier's check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 7012-027-066 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 12942 MAUl COURT CERRITOS, CA 90703. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale, The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee's Sale is $701,110.35. Dated: 11/8/2008 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee MELISSA HJORTEN, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www. rtrustee.com ASAP# 3008733 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009 20090316747 FICTIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Hesed Customs Service, 200 W. Artesia Bl., 2nd Floor, Compton, CA. 90220, David Kwak, 17522 Stark Avenue, Cerritos, CA 90703. The following business is conducted by an individual. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ David Kwak The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/25/2009. 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 03/06, 03/13, 03/20/, 03/27/2009.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA08-197732-TC Loan # 1006808974 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/6/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ED FRANCISCO AND LOURDES FRANCISCO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 9/21/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-2271609 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/26/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $587,508.34 The purported property address is: 16747 WINWARD AVENUE CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7016-023-083 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Date: 3/4/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-7302727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908-4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 2999318 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SCOTT GAYLE LAWRENCE CASE NO. VP012253 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of SCOTT GAYLE LAWRENCE. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SARAH LAWRENCE in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that SARAH LAWRENCE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed 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: 04/21/09 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 four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner BRIAN J. LAWLER, ESQ. PILOT LAW, P.C. 450 B STREET, #1430 SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 3/6, 3/13, 3/20/09 CNS-1536097# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 228333CA Loan No. 3011189457 Title Order No. 602113383 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/21/2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/26/2009 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12/28/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 20062880080, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ANA E MONTGOMERY, A WIDOW, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 42 OF TRACT NO. 26615 IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN ON MAP FILED IN BOOK 770, PAGE 11-12 OF MAPS IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $629,586.22 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 18333 PARKVALLE AVE CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN Number: 7023-014-010 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: 0306-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3009997 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 1581-38 Title Order No. 080092274 APN 7054-006-011 TRA No. 0001968 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/06/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/27/2009 at 10:30 CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY, a California corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on 8-16-06 as Doc.# 06 1822543 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Eduardo Marquez and Adriana G. Marquez, Husband and Wife as joint tenants, as Trustor, Michael H. Yamamoto, an unmarried man, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: LOT(S) 60 OF TRACT NO. 3894, IN THE CITY OF ARTESIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 74 PAGE 35 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Beneficiary Phone: (310) 6983280 Beneficiary: CIMA MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., ATTN: ENRIQUE A. COELLO, PRESIDENT, 1200 ARTESIA BLVD., STE. 310, HERMOSA BEACH, CA 90254 The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 12230 Hibbing Street, Artesia, CA 90710. 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, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $73,.50 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than their full credit bid. 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. SALE LINE PHONE NUMBER: (714) 259-7850 DATE: 3/2/09 CHICAGO TITLE COMPANY FORECLOSURE DEPARTMENT 560 E. HOSPITALITYLANE SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408 (909) 884-0448 Gwen Cleveland, Asst. Secretary ASAP# 3013850 03/06/2009, 03/13/2009, 03/20/2009

Trustee Sale No. 727777CA Loan No. 5303855315 Title Order No. 080107500-CAMAI Notice of Trustee's Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/2/2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/26/2009 at 11:30 AM California Reconveyance Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust, recorded on 06/21/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 1358607 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: VILMA PERKINS, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEM, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, AMPRO MORTGAGE A DIVISION OF UNITED FINANCIAL MORTGAGE CORP, IT'S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS,, 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 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: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: LOT 39 OF TRACT NO. 25015, IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 760 PAGES 16 AND 17 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $674,914.65 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 12235 ECKLESON PLACE, Cerritos, CA 90703 APN NUMBER: 7056-015-012 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”. Date: 3/3/2009 California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P540173 3/6, 3/13, 03/20/2009

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 12335-EY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) are: CHAN-YONG KIM AND WON-JA KIM, 13345 SOUTH ST, CERRITOS, CA 90703 Doing business as: ORIENTAL MOO-DO SCHOOL All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the buyer(s) is/are: JIMMY KIM AND LAUREN KIM, 30232 CROWN VALLEY PKWY, #A-1, LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA 92677 The assets being sold are generally described as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, GOODWILL, TRADE NAME, LEASE AND LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT and are located at: 13345 SOUTH ST, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: AMERICAN CLASSIC ESCROW, 13247 SOUTH ST, CERRITOS, CA 90703 and the anticipated sale date is MARCH 24, 2009 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: AMERICAN CLASSIC ESCROW, 13247 SOUTH ST, CERRITOS, CA 90703 and the last day for filing claims by any creditor shall be MARCH 23, 2009, which is the business day before the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: 2/21/09 JIMMY KIM AND LAUREN KIM, Buyer(s) PCTSLA146964LOSCERRITOSCOMMUNITY NEWS 3/6/09 20090264319 FICTIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Born Green, 17701 Sybrandy Avenue, Cerritos, CA 90703, Jae Eun Jeni Park, 17701 Sybrandy Avenue, Cerritos, CA 90703. The following business is conducted by an individual. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Jae Eun Jeni Park The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/25/2009. 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 02/27, 03/06, 03/13, 03/20/2009

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20090264320 FICTIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Fausto Assembly, 603 Island Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744, Fausto A. Leon, 603 Island Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744. The following business is conducted as an individual. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Fausto A. Leon The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/25/2009. 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 02/27, 03/06, 03/13, 03/20/2009


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orwalk City Council voted to extend a moratorium prohibiting new check-cashing businesses at the regular council meeting on February 17. Councilmember Rick Ramirez was the only opposition to the moratorium, saying that the “moratorium prevents existing businesses from renewing” and citing an example. Community Development Director Kurt Anderson said that existing businesses are grandfathered in, and allowed to renew the business, and that the business that Ramirez spoke of had unusual circumstances. Councilmember Jesse Luera added that check cashing businesses is “one business that takes advantage of the unemployed and senior citizens.” Council passed the moratorium 4 to 1. Norwalk’s Mayor Mike Mendez and Councilmember Jesse Luera had a brief but heated discussion about a public safety issue regarding a proposed car wash. The conversation was actually continued from the previous council meeting, when Public Safety Director Carlos Ramos remarked that “for some reason, car washes attract the [criminal] element.” At the Feb. 17 meeting, Ramos elaborated. “We have received 100 calls for service at car washes in Norwalk, ranging from pan handling, and congregating gangsters. The people who want to open this car wash say they can’t afford the additional security measures needed to resolve the public safety issue,” said Ramos. In response, the business owner, Shahab Nourani, said that the installa- Sunday March 1st 7:00am to 12 tion of security cameras, security light- Noon. Pancakes and eggs to be served ing, and entry and exit gates are among Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex the first things on the agenda, after he SPROUL ROOM 13000 Clarkdale Ave pays the $54,000 lean against the prop- Norwalk CA 90650 erty. 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Luera said that a fence al-of the City of Pico Rivera (the “City”) will hold a public NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the would City Council meeting on concerns. Tuesday, MarchMayor 10, 2009,Mike at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 6615 Passons Boulevard, Pico Rivera, Califorleve his Mennia, 90660, to consider the following item: dez disagreed with the idea of placing CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE REPEALING PART 2 OF ARTICLE II, a fence, 1. saying that it would create MUNICIPAL a CHAPTER 2 OF THE PICO RIVERA CODE PERTAINING TO THE ESTABLISH MENT OF A COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION. The City Council will bigger problem. consider a proposed Ordinance repealing the above described sections from the Pico Rivera Codebecause to disbandhe the Community LueraMunicipal said that lives in Resources Advisory Commission. the neighborhood, his eyes see At any time before the date and time set forth inthings this Public Notice, anyone wishing to comment on the proposed action may do so by submitting to the City Clerk, in person or by mail before the date of the public differently. “I live written there.comments I see the meeting. homeless. I see things that even the Copies of the proposed ordinance have been available for public review Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. sheriffs see,” said to 5:00 p.m.don’t at the Pico Rivera CityLuera. Clerk’s office located at 6615 Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660. Further information may be obtained by contacting at (562) 801-4390. Mendez responded, “If staffyou’re Interested persons are also to provide public comment during and at the time of the meeting on March 10, homeless, that’s notinvited a crime. You have 2009. every right to be there, but you just can’t If youthere. challengeThis any of isn’t these proceedings, you may be limited to raising only those issues that you or someone else live just the neighborraised at the public meeting described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council, at, or prior to, problem, this public meeting. Furthermore, you Normay exhaust any administrative remedies prior to commencing a hood’s it’s the City of challenge to the City Council’s actions. walk’s problem … if Councilmember Luera sees stuff every day, then maybe Daryl A. Betancur, CMC City should Clerk we focus on that area.” Council movedPublished the item laterCommunity News Group 2/27/09 at theto LosaCerritos meeting scheduled in April.

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The Artesia-Cerritos Chapter of community. Soroptimist International will hold their “This is name-dropping at its 17th annual Monte Carlo Night from very best,” said Soroptimist President March 7, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the CerTammy Cannon. “It’s our privilege to let ritos Center for the Performing Arts. residents know which businesses have This year’s theme is a Night on the Nile. deep roots in the As the date approaches, community and members are ready to continually work kick into high gear to to make this provide an evening a better place filled with great food by to live, raise a Turnip Rose catering, family and do good friends and lots of business. This fun. long standing Money raised at the commitment event goes to support really shows local charities. Cothe heart of the Chairs Melanie Broad community.” and Gayle Reidy said, Sponsors “In these difficult ecoof five years or nomic times, Soroptimore include the mist members realize City of Cerritos, they must work harder the City of Arteif they are to continue sia, LA County their support of chariSupervisor Don ties such as Su Casa Knabe, Wal[a home for battered Mart of Cerritos, families] and the Dr. Tae S. Co-Chair Gail Reidy of the Soroptimist Family Guidance Kim, Bob International Monte Carol Night Mar. 7 delivCenter, both orgaand Marianne ers Monte Carlo tickets to Dr. Tae S. Kim of nizations that could Hughlett, and Cerritos Eye Medical Center, Inc. Dr. Kim has see a greater demand the law firm been a Monte Carlo sponsor for more than as local families of Atkinson, undergo additional five years. Loya, Ruud stress due to ecoand Romo. nomic worries.” Many other sponsors are equally dediHowever, Soroptimis have been decated though involved for a shorter time. lighted to discover that longtime event Sponsorships ranging from $200 to sponsors are continuing their support, $5,000 are still available. Tickets to the Sponsors pay a premium price for their event are available for $75 per person. tickets and enjoy additional benefits For information on sponsorships, donasuch as signage during the evening that tions or tickets, contact chairpersons shows attendees which businesses are Melanie Broad (714 336-4798) or Gayle involved and invested in their local Reidy (562 716 5086)

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PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PICO RIVERA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Pico Rivera (the “City”) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 6615 Passons Boulevard, Pico Rivera, California, 90660.

1. CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 2 (ADMINISTRA TION AND PERSONNEL) OF THE PICO RIVERA MUNICIPAL CODE PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMIS SION FOR THE CITY OF PICO RIVERA. The City Council will consider a proposed Ordinance amending the above described sections of the Pico Rivera Municipal Code to establish a Conserva tion and Resources Advisory Commission.

The public meeting will be held to consider and receive comments relative to a proposed Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Pico Rivera amending title 2 (Administration and Personnel) of the Pico Rivera Municipal Code “PRMC”, providing for the establishment of a Conservation and Resources Advisory Commission for the City of Pico Rivera. Copies of the proposed ordinance have been available for public review Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Pico Rivera City Clerk’s office located at 6615 Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660. Further information may be obtained by contacting staff at (562) 801-4390. At any time before the date and time set forth in this Public Notice, anyone wishing to comment on the proposed action may do so by submitting written comments to the City Clerk, in person or by mail before the date of the this public meeting. Interested persons are also invited to provide public comment during and at the time of the meeting on March 10, 2009. If you challenge any of these proceedings, you may be limited to raising only those issues that you or someone else raised at the public meeting described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council, at, or prior to, this public meeting. Furthermore, you may exhaust any administrative remedies prior to commencing a challenge to the City Council’s actions. Daryl A. Betancur, CMC City Clerk

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