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Cerritos Planning Commission Reorganizes by Shelley Henderson
t its regularly scheduled meeting on May 6, 2009, the Cerritos Planning Commission went through its annual reorganization, reviewed currently active building projects within the city limits. and received a report on and a demonstration of a new geographically-based information tool. The Commission began its reorganization by welcoming its newest member, Kenneth Cha, whose son and daughter led those attending in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Cha replaced departing Commissioner Nick Kim, who was recognized for his two years of service. He received a plaque, a card and a parting gift, along with a formal city proclamation presented with warm words from
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Dancing: Representing three west coast dance crews is Super Cr3w with the founder of the Benefit for the Blind [ctr] Brian Tom displaying their white canes used in the performance. by Larry Caballero formers were either visually impaired or wore blindfolds as they sold out crowd of more entertained the guests. than 400 showed up at The event was entitled a the Holy Family Catholic “Benefit for the Blind” and was Church parish hall in Artesia hosted by Blind Start of America. April 24, to be entertained by sev- Its mission is to help blind and eral performers who sang, played visually impaired persons learn various musical instruments and and develop job skills which will danced to the latest beat. What made this premiere See Blind Start event unique is that all of the per-
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ABCUSD Adult School Students “Give Back” by Anna Titus
n Saturday, April 4, the Adult School had an Arts, Craft, and Fitness Fair at the Cabrillo Lane Campus on Del Amo Blvd. The activities included nine free workshops covering sewing, crafts and flower decorations, fitness/dance lessons, and a very impressive exhibit of students fine art. The turnout of community members was great and many of them took part by making designer ties, handcrafted handbags and fashionable jewelry. Even the Superintendent of ABC Unified School District, Dr. Gary Smuts, enjoyed trying his hand at creating bobbin lace. (See photo above) Many student volunteers attended and the weather cooperated, making it not too hot and not too cold for Line Dancing lessons and Cardio Salsa workouts. Those who stopped and visited for awhile discovered that besides teaching a variety of useful and creative arts and crafts, many of the Adult School teachers and students organize ways to give back to our local community and
Many thanks: Students Diana Martinez, Monica Merino and Anayiam Sanchez hold $6000 check from the Moskowitz Foundation. It will help Fergeson Elementary School further develop their television studio. Standing with the students is Principal Mayra A. Lozano and Sal Flores of the Foundation.
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Appreciation: Cerritos Councilmembers Laura Lee and Dr. Joseph Cho present proclamation to ABC Adult School Principal Dr. Pao-Ling Guo.
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ABC Unified Accepts 3 Grants from Moskowitz Foundation al Flores from the Moskowitz Foundation handed out three big checks at this week’s regular meeting of the ABC Unified School Board. The first check, in the amount of $3000, will support Camp Paivika and special education. It was accepted by special education teacher Michelle Arend-Ekhoff, adult transition teacher Marci Levins and special education supervisor Patsy Jaimes. The second check, in the amount of $6000, will help Fergeson Elementary School further develop their television studio facility. It was accepted by Principal Mayra A. Lozano and students Diana Martinez, Monica Merino and Anayiam Sanchez. The third check, in the amount of $500, will help to defray the cost of the District’s employee recognition dinner. It was accepted by Superintendent Gary
to our soldiers abroad. One such teacher is JoDee Kane. JoDee and her students in the Artistic Paper Arts class make beautiful cards designed especially for
hen William Lee Business Administration has moved into Cerritos SCORE as one of it links on seven months ago, one its website for small business of the first things he did was to advice. Lee assists with informadrop by the local Chamber of tion such as available financing, Commerce offices to talk marketing tools and business with the Executive Direcplans, choosing a business tors. structure, and tax requireThey were all very ments. excited to hear that he was Executive Director of a SCORE Counselor. the Cerritos Regional He is one of more Chamber Catherine than a 1,000 Gaughen is pleased SCORE volunto have Lee as a teers nationwide, supporter of the and about 56 Cerritos Chamber. in Los Angeles She says there are County. They are a lot of prospeccomprised of successtive small business ful business owners owners who would and executives who have problems getting provide free one-on-one started and making counseling for starta profit without the ups and small business knowledge and guidowners. ance that Lee brings to SCORE stands for the table. Service Corps of Retired Lee meets with Executives. The Small William Lee See SCORE page 13
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PICO RIVERA CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
City Council Meetings Second and Fourth Tues., 6:00 p.m. Planning Commission First/Third Monday 6:00 p.m. Community Resources Advisory Commission Second Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. ERUSD Board Meetings Second Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Senior Center 9200 Mines Avenue (562)948-4844 Mon to Thurs 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Pico Rivera Senior Center maintains an on going program of classes, social services and special events for persons 50 and older. Regular programs include health screenings, Thursday dances and a variety of exercise/leisure classes. The Center also operates a fitness center with state-ofthe-art exercise equipment. Center For the Arts 9200 Mines Avenue (562)801-4300 Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 1:00 – 8:30pm Sat: 1:00 – 4:00pm Or By Appointment for Groups Closed Sun, Mon, Fri Soroptimists of Pico Rivera First/Third Thursday 11:30 AM
Football and Cheer sign-ups Sign-ups are now underway for the new season of football and cheer. The schedule for Pico Rivera Dons and Donnas sign-ups is: Rivera Park - Saturday, April 11; May 9 & 23; and June 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On Satur-day, July 11, sign-ups and physicals will be provided for $25 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The last day to sign up is Saturday, July 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more infor-mation, call 562.942.8044. The sign-up sched-ule for the Twin City Wolverines Football and Cheer has not been finalized. For information on their schedule, call 562.619.4820.
May Trips and Tours
Join us as the City’s Trips & Tours programs heads out on these fun visits during May. Annual Strawberry Festival, Oxnard. Saturday, May 16, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Indulge your love of strawberries together with entertainment, play areas, contests, food booths and arts and crafts vendors. $50 per person. “Elmo’s Green Thumb,” Thousand Oaks Civic Oaks Arts Plaza, Saturday, May 23, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This family show is presented by Sesame Street Live. $59 per person. All trips depart from the Pico Rivera Senior Center and are family-friendly. Registrations are taken at all park sites. For details, call 562.948.4844.
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As one of the many ways Rio Hondo College serves both its students and the surrounding communities, the Rio Hondo College Center, Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club and the MESA Program are co-sponsoring a community workshop called, "What Can I Do with a Math or Science Degree?" The event is designed to provide valu-
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Cerritos Ironwood Nine Women’s Golf Club held its Annual Invitational April 21 with golfers coming frommany cities, including Birch Hills, Newport, Norwalk, and Laguna Woods participating. Chair for the event was Gail Garland. Several golfers who were unable to play joined in the Awards Banquet at Frantones’ in Norwalk afterwards. Players on the winning team were Barbara Carlson, Lannis Perruci, and Kitty Youn, and Lory Schrepherman. Second Place team winners were Sandy McRaew, Bertha Hayes, Barbara Fiisher, and Anna Moon. Third Place team winners were Julie Neundurfer, Pat Hunter, Dense
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Meritorious Marine: The hosts for this month’s Meritorious Marine, the Soroptimist International of Artesia-Cerritos: from left to right are Sandy Fikse, Jane Fujimura, Sarah, Cpl Vaughn, Mayor Barrows, Kathy Lovell, and Gloria Kappe. The Meritorious Marine for April was hasset the example for other Cpls to emuCpl Vaughn, who visited Cerritos on April late. Cpl Vaughn has deployed twice in his 24-25 with his wife Sarah. The Host for military career. His first deployment was April was the Soroptimist International of with Bravo Company 1st CEB to Ramadi Artesia-Cerritos. Cerritos Mayor Bruce Iraq from March through October 2007. Barrows presented the city’s proclama- Cpl Vaughn deployed his second time with tion to Cpl Vaughn at noon at the Sheraton Alpha Company 1st CEB as apart of the Hotel who provided a room and breakfast 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in supat no cost. Corporal John M. Vaughn, is a port of Operation Iraqi Freedom from May Combat Engineer with 1st Combat Engi- through November of 2008. As a result of neer Battalion, 1st Marine Division. Due his leadership, dedication and tireless work to his military occupation field expertise ethic to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Cpl Vaughn has stood out among his peers Cpl Vaughn has been recommended for reduring his tour with 1st CEB. Cpl Vaughn enlistment for further service in the United arrived at the battalion in June 2005. He States Marine Corps. Cpl Vaughn exemhas consistently produced outstanding re- plifies the type of Marine that upholds the sults in his current dutiesWomen’s with theGolfMarine Corps Invitational values of Honor, Winning Team in thedaily Ironwood Club Annual are [l-r)Courage Kitty Battalion as theCarlson, senior administrative clerk and Not Commitment with thePerruci. highest level of Youn, Barbara and Lory Schrepherman. shown is Lannis for Alpha Company 1st CEB. Cpl Vaughn integrity.
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to regain its balance. clubs etc. We do profiles Republicans and Democrats alike, and yet For myself, I’m a on “John Doe” and the the Democratic Party still honors me as a Something on your mind? Republican, more in recent story about the valued member. Maybe Mr. Kauble left Email to editor@cerritosnews. the mold of the late “Cake Lady” and other the Democratic Party during the LBJ Adnet. Letters and opinions do Senator Robert Taft residents in our comministration when Southern Conservatives not represent the viewpoint of of Ohio. For those munity. But from time were still in control and outspoken critics the Editor, the Editor reserves who don’t know to time we feel we need were less tolerated, unlike today. the right to edit for length and who he was go to to respond to national Mr. Kauble says that Republicans grammar. the library and look concerns. treat ideas as things to be explored and him up. He was an When I was 21 and debated. I have watched Republican American first and in the Army, Dwight political debates, listened to Republican a Republican second. He was conservaEisenhower had just been elected Presitalk radio and watched Republican TV tive but not extreme. In his time, he was dent. The war in Korea was raging. I was and I have never, ever seen ideas, ideas known as Mr. Republican. He once said, home on leave. My folks were living in that didn't match the drumbeat of the paraphrasing his comment, ‘When the St. Petersburg, Florida. This would be Republican Christian Conservative leaderlocal government can no longer take care my first election that I was eligible to ship (i.e. Rush Limbaugh and the like), of a problem, then the federal governvote in. But first, I had to register. be treated as subject of intelligent debate. ment needs to step in. ‘ I stood in line. Fortunately, I was in I see non-Christian, non-Conservative, The Country is economically sick. uniform. People in front of me, one after non-Republican ideas treated only as (to Some of the medicine the President is the other, were registering as Democrats. use Mr. Kauble's word) vitriol. It is Mr. giving to the patient won’t work. Other When it came my turn, the gentleman Kauble himself who expressed vitriolic behind the and inflammatory ignorance counter aswhen he concluded his letter sumed I would do by comparing the Obama I guess Senator John Boehner did not read the Act the same. I correctAdministration to the Hitler ed him and said, Regime of 70 years ago or he didn't vote for it.... “No. I’m a the Communist Party of the Today, Rep. Linda Sánchez announced that the $250 economic recovery Republican.” payments for Social Security recipients, which were provided by the American former USSR. How could The entire room Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will begin to go out today, May 7 – with the any Cerritos resident, whether came to a halt. All goal of all these payments being sent out by the end of the month. liberal or conservative, read eyes turned toward such a comment not take it as “In our state of California, over 4 million Social Security recipients will me. “Republican,” be receiving a $250 payment,” stated Rep. Linda Sánchez. “That is about $19 an insult to his or her intelI repeated. You ligence? million in payments in my district alone. This extra money can make a real have to realize at As a delegate to the State difference in the lives of older and disabled Americans – many of whom have that time the “Deep been hit especially hard by the economic crisis that has swept the country.” Democratic Convention a South” was considcouple of weeks ago, I can Millions of the Social Security recipients receiving these payments are ered a verify that the party leadership widowed, divorced, or single and among the seniors with the lowest average Democratic (to which Mr. Kauble refers) incomes. lake. No one admiturged convention delegates to In addition to the economic recovery payments being made to Social ted they leaned endorse Propositions 1A thru Security and SSI recipients, the Recovery Act also provides these payments toward the Republi- to disabled veterans and Railroad Retirement recipients. The payments to 1F in the upcoming May 19 can Party, let alone Railroad Retirement recipients are scheduled to begin to go out in late May Special Election. The deladmitted he/she and the payments to disabled veterans in June. In total, more than 50 million egates only endorsed Propowas a Republican. Americans will get this one-time payment. sitions 1B, 1C, and 1F. No Several years “These Recovery Payments are just one key provision of the American Re- retaliation was taken against later, as a Jourcovery and Reinvestment Act, which I was proud to support,” continued Rep. anybody who voted against nalism student Sánchez. “Just one month after the inauguration, Congress sent the Recovery party leaders and nobody at Florida State was marginalized, unlike Mr. Act to President Obama in answer to his call for “action, bold and swift” to University located get our economy back on track.” Kauble's uninformed claims to in the state capital the contrary. of Tallahassee, my Mr. Kauble’s assertion that journalism professor gave me an assignSen. Alan Lowenthal “allow[s] Repubmedicine he is prescribing will. If the ment covering a legislative committee. I licans to be elected to local office in his Republican party wants to become viable was assigned to a Associated Press vetdistrict” is wrong. Senator Lowenthal does again, it is going to have to do some eran. We walked into the committee room not have that kind of power, as the Cerpositive thinking, and take the medicine and I was introduced as his new assistant ritos City Council elections in June 2008 whether it likes it or not. It must also to various committee members. and March 2009 proved. In both elections, welcome back Republicans who are not The subject under debate was the Senator Lowenthal endorsed and fully necessarily extreme in their political relocation of a new County Court Buildsupported ABC School District Board views, but more moderate. Otherwise it ing with two towns campaigning for member Mark Pulido, and in both cases will be wandering in the dessert for many Mr. Pulido lost. it. Representing one of the towns was a years. gentleman in his mid-40’s. “Who is that Mr. Kauble says that fewer Democratspeaking?” asked a gray hair gentleman ic leaders practice bipartisanship today. I Dear Editor: sitting in front of us. His friend replied, remind him that elected Republicans in “Oh, that’s one of them new fangled both California government and the U.S. As a member of the Democratic Republicans.” Congress nearly unanimously avoid biparParty, I hesitated when reading Mr. Fast forward to today. There is no tisanship and in fact vote only as directed Kauble's grossly inaccurate claims that question that former President George W. by their party's leadership, or else pay the party is marginalizing members who Bush has split the Republican Party asunsevere consequences. In the recent Calidon't "toe (sic) the party line". I personder. Under his leadership, the right wing fornia budget battles several Republican ally do not tow the party line on many isgained control of the party. He literally assemblypersons and senators who realsues and yet have no problem expressing froze out the moderate Republicans like ized that compromise (i.e. bipartisanship) my views in both local and state politics. Congresswomen Olympia Snow and Suwas the only solution to the impasse (as I have written letters to this newspaper san Collins in Maine, but who stayed in it always is in real politics), were soundly that have been roundly criticized by the party, waiting for the Grand Old Party ridiculed and dishonored by their party
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OPINION/GUEST COLUMNS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR and essentially isolated from their party's support as punishment for not towing the party line. Nearly all Republicans in Congress voted against Obama's desperately needed stimulus package while at the same time offering no workable alternative solution to our current economic crisis. In fact, they now proudly trumpet themselves as the "Party of No". Mr. Kauble must have read at least some of this in the news. Mr. Kauble mentions that a recent DHS document "seems to label" all Christian Conservatives and veterans as "more dangerous to national security than Al Queda (sic)". Really? Did anyone of rational thought and not a member of the Fox News staff really say that? No. Just because some domestic terrorists have a disproportionate affiliation with former military service and Christian extremist groups as the document reported, that does not mean that veterans and Christian extremists are all terrorists. Just because there are stupid people does not mean that all people are stupid. If Mr. Kauble has been paying attention to his Republican Party over the past several years, then he has noticed that it is losing elections to Democrats and members to the Democratic Party because it is the Republican Party that has gone out of its way to marginalize those who fail to tow the party line. The only line that the Democratic Party "tows" is the line that includes those who support the disenfranchised, the poor, the hungry and sick, the undereducated, the minorities and the weak. If the Republican Party ever decides to show a genuine" concern for those who are not white, and Christian, and/or upper-middleclass and above, then it will find voters more willing to listen to and debate (and maybe embrace) their ideas. Mike Stabile Cerritos Resident and Democrat
a free ride for medical care, welfare, food stamp, college tuition (I’m missing something, I know it) on the backs of taxpaying, documented, excuse me, legal United States citizens? Are that they know what the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights stand for (GASP!)? That they know history and what the intent of our Founding Forefathers for the greatest country on earth were? Or is it that they have some of the highest rated television and radio shows knocking liberal hosts off the air and also putting liberal radio stations out of business and burying NBC, CNN, et al in the ratings and getting this message to the people who have stopped sitting idly by and have taken action against a liberal, socialist agenda administration? Concerning Arlen Spector, no loss. Mr Spector admitted the reason he switched parties was due to the fact he was getting destroyed in his state primary polls, not because the Republican party was going to far right, and he wanted to stay in the Senate. The Republicans never had him and his voting record reflects that. And just in case you missed it, here’s some interesting info about how the Democrats feel about him “coming over”; Senior Senate Democrats are objecting to the deal Majority Leader Harry Reid made with Sen. Arlen Specter, saying they will vote against letting the former Republican shoot to the top of powerful committees after he switches parties. Several Democrats are furious with Sen. Reid (D-Nev.) for agreeing to let Specter (Pa.) keep his seniority, accrued over more than 28 years as a GOP senator. That agreement would allow Specter to leap past senior Democrats on powerful panels — including the Appropriations and Judiciary committees. “I won’t be happy if I don’t get to
chair something because of Arlen Specter,” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who sits on the Appropriations Committee with Specter and is fifth in seniority among Democrats, behind Chairman Daniel Inouye (Hawaii) and Sens. Robert Byrd (W.Va.), Patrick Leahy (Vt.) and Tom Harkin (Iowa). “I’m happy with the Democratic order, but I don’t want to be
I read your rant today. Like most liberal blathering it was full of false statements and information from the opening sentence. Since it was emboldened in ink, I saw your rant and did not hear it. Yes, Rush and Hannity are conservatives and Republicans, but Glen Beck? Here’s a quote from him and note the source is...CNN! ”I’m not a Republican, nor a Democrat. I’m a commonsense-thinking conservative.” CNN (22-May-2007) All three have been bombastic but calling some one a racist is a strong accusation! What is that based on? (Publisher’s note: Transcript from Rush Limbaugh’s show found at http://www. alternet.org/blogs/peek/50979/, playing a video titled “Barack, the Magic Negro”). The fact that all three want our borders secure? That those who are here illegally, excuse me, those that are undocumented citizens shouldn’t be allowed to get
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Do You or Someone Close to You Snore?
Snoring is a sign of a restricted airway that becomes relaxed during sleep. The tissues in the back of the throat can start fluttering during the breathing cycles. Although simple snoring usually does not disturb the sleeper it can cause social issues for others.
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The incidence of snoring increases with age, weight gain, alcohol use, and prescription medications for sleep aid. Snoring can also be a sign of a more serious disorder called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing from a few seconds to a couple of minutes. This can occur a few times during the night or hundreds of times. It can result in a low oxygen saturation level in the blood starving the tissues and organs. It can result in heart disease and death. A medical doctor can confirm a diagnosis of sleep apnea after carefully reviewing the results of a sleep study test. This is done in sleep study centers and it monitors such criteria as blood oxygen level, REM cycles, and number breathing cessations per hour. You can ask yourself these questions to see if you should seek help. What are my chances of dozing when I sit and read, watch TV, sit in public places, wait for red lights while driving, sit as a passenger in a car, and the likelihood of falling to sleep after lunch? If you are tired or fatigued easily during the day it would be very prudent to consult with your physician for advice. Sleep apnea can be initiated from the brain or from physical factors that obstruct and collapse the breathing space. Exactly where the collapse occurs in the back of the throat can determine the treatment alternatives. This is referred to as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Treatments for OSA can vary from anti-snoring devices made by dentists, sleeping on specially tilted pillows, neck
wellness resource slings, or wearing facemasks attached to positive pressure air pumps. As with all treatment options these CPAP pumps cannot be tolerated by everyone and may have a limited success with some individuals. In severe cases where respiratory arrest is possible surgery may be an option. Surgical removal of excessive soft tissues in the throat and nasal sinus surgeries have been performed open up the airways with moderated success. In extreme cases skeletal surgeries are performed to open up airways with great success. It sounds like a lot of treatment, but we are talking about a life-threatening situation if left untreated. Regardless, I hope that you can appreciate that snoring may be a sign of a more serious problem and that it should be discussed with your physician or dentist. Your dentist can do a quick airway analysis, ask a few questions, and refer you to a physician specializing in sleep apnea. Depending upon the results you may just have a snoring problem that can be alleviated with a simple appliance to open the air space for normal sleep or require a more elaborate treatment. For answers to your dental questions, contact Douglas Urban, D.D.S., Cerritos, CA 90703, 562-924-1523. DrDouglasUrban.com
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River, Laughlin, Nevada is an oasis of neon lights and excitement. Spend three fun-filled days and two nights at the Riverside Casino where you can enjoy a variety of restaurants, entertainment, and a full action casino. The tour will depart on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. from the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex and returns at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2009 Tickets are now on sale for $92.00 per person (double) or $112.00 per person (single). Adults age 50 and older; price includes transportation on a luxury coach, two nights at the Riverside Hotel, one meal of choice, and the assistance of welltrained volunteer tour guides. Advanced registration is required and is open until filled. The Norwalk Senior Center is located at 14040 San Antonio Drive, Norwalk. Call (562) 929-5580 for more information.
Candlelight Dinner If you are 50 years of age or older, and are looking for a warm, inviting dining experience with others of your generation, join us at the Norwalk Senior Center for our monthly “Candlelight Dinner”, held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. The main entrée will be Steak Fajitas when we dine on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 beginning at 6:00 p.m.; doors will open at 5:45 p.m. Registration is currently underway at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. In addition, the fare will include rice, beans, tortillas, Albondiga soup, beverage and dessert for $5.75 per adult age 50 and
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COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • MAY 8, 2009 system). For many patients, managing their pain has forced healthcare professionals, such as Dr. Stanley Chou of Pacific Comprehensive Pain Management, to expand beyond traditional Western medicine which relies on drugs and surgery. More and more, acupuncture is becoming center stage in pain management. Dr. Chou, for example, is not only a diplomate on the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Board of Pain Management, he’s a Diplomate on the Board of Acupuncture, NCCAO. Acupuncture can be used alone or in conjunction with drug therapy, physical therapy, and surgery. Acupuncture specialists view pain differently from Western medicine. Acute and chronic pain can be debilitating, interfering with a patient’s daily life and overall health. Fortunately, both types of pain respond to acupuncture—this is because the pain is usually caused by a blockage in the flow of the body’s qi, or energy. The blockage could be due to physical obstruction, too much or too little energy, or an accumulation of cold, heat and/or dampness. Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture became better known in the United States in 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after surgery. The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. Acupuncture is often effective in managing certain types of pain; it stimulates the large and small nerve fibers that inhibit pain signaling; and may produce a placebo effect through the release of endorphins and enkephalins. Acupuncture is often used in the treatment of back pain, minor surgery, and other pain conditions. Research indicates there are areas where acupuncture interventions are very useful. For example, promising results have emerged showing efficacy of acupuncture in adult postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in postoperative dental pain. There are other
situations such as addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low-back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma in which acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or as part of a comprehensive management program or even an acceptable treatment alternative. For more information on combining acupuncture with traditional medicine to help your pain, Dr. Chou can be reached at 562-799-3888. His office is located at 10861 Cherry Street, Suite 308, Los Alamito, CA 90720.
Plea for Help A month ago, after the death of my Grandma, my mother has been extremely depressed and her health conditions worsen. My siblings and I tried every-
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can normally see in a year will join in this celebration that goes from morning to night on consecutive weekend days. Two of my own personal favorites will be on the bill and hopefully get noticed by the locals in Bruce Cockburn, the Canadian musical prophet and Slaid Cleaves who I believe is the best young songwriter in America. by Glen Creason Other under sung but fine artists include David Bromberg, Wendy Waldman’s allwomen power band, the up and coming In a rare opportunity for local music Jimmy LaFave, the truly unique Debolovers the Los Angeles Acoustic Music rah Holland and the incomparable British Festival will take their initial bow this June rocker Richard Thompson. All this, a wine 6 and 7, presenting a feast of songs and and beer garden, plenty of local color, fine artists to remember on the one-hundredth food and the Pacific anniversary of the Ocean for a backSanta Monica pier. drop. Several artists who Moreover, the have been Ellsie event will raise award winners at money for a wonthe Cerritos Center derful cause, the for the Performing California Acoustic Arts will be on hand Music Project that and dozens more in provides artists in a crème de la crème residence to schools of serious roots and thereby facilitating folk music. Over musical instruction twenty acts will to students who entertain out in the might never be able sun-splashed opento express their talair venue starting ents. Keeping alive in the late mornings this kind of music and stretching into is vital to the arts the evening. . This Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion in California and is an event I heartily this show promises endorse and emphatto be excellent from start to finish with a ically suggest Cerritos hall regulars take price tag right around what a single show the fairly short drive to take part in this might cost in local venues. Except this is feast of fine sounds. This show is nicely more like twenty shows for the price of placed in the lull between Cerritos seasons two. Many of these artists rarely play in and will not only allow us to keep musiSouthern California but the festival has cally nourished but give great suggestions somehow gathered them at once for this for artists for future Cerritos shows. weekend in June. Producer Renee Bodie Favorites from our climes include has put together this very adventurous and the great instrumentalist David Lindley, intelligently chosen lineup and it should songwriter-singer-storyteller Nanci Grifnot be missed if you love music with lyrfith, Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMasics worth remembering. More info can be ter and folksinger Sarah Lee Guthrie who had at http://www.laacousticmusicfestival. have all garnered honors at the big hall. com/ More thought-provoking artists than you
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Mayor Pro Tem Joseph Cho and Councilmember Laura Lee. Mr. Kim will move over to serve on the Parks and Recreation Commission. Then the leadership roles held by Chair Larry Sagert and Vice Chair Naresh Solanki were formally declared empty. Mr. Sagert nominated, and Commission member Diana Needham seconded, Naresh Sol Solanki to be Commission Chair. No other nominations were put forward, and Mr. Solanki was declared the new Chair. He promptly nominated Ms. Needham as Vice Chair. Mr. Sagert seconded. With no other nominations, Ms. Needham was declared the new Commission Vice Chair. As a service to new Commissioner Cha, Jamie Hamilton, the city’s Current Planning Manager, presented a report on currently active building projects within the city limits. This included industrial projects like the UPS large truck parking lot, commercial projects like the extension to Los Cerritos Shopping Center and over 25 residential building or remodeling projects. Some of the projects have requested and been granted extensions due to economic conditions, but none have cancelled. In anticipation of making public a computer-based tool already proven highly useful to city staff, Risa Wu, the city’s Geographic Information Systems Administrator, described the GIS software developed by the city’s Department of Community Development. The software allows information to be tied to specific geographic locations and can then be queried in a number of different ways, producing charts, maps and reports according to need. The city looks forward to making a lighter weight version available online to promote business development by making it easy for prospective businesses to easily scout locations within the city limits without a trip to City Hall.
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Norwalk Softball Continues Unpleasant Pattern With Mayfair, Suburban League Winning Streak Snapped By Loren Kopff LAKEWOOD-For Norwalk softball head coach Paulette Gasporra, it's a case of deja vu when her team goes up against Mayfair. Since the Suburban League switched to a weekly home and home format in 2006 rather than the more popular first round-second round configuration, the Lancers have won the first game against Mayfair three straight seasons. But, for the third straight season, it has been the Monsoons who have spoiled a bid for a sweep as Mayfair blanked the visiting Lancers 2-0 last Friday on Kristen Jaeger's one-hitter. Norwalk had won its first nine league games which is believed to be the longest such streak in school history and with a win last Friday, would have eliminated Mayfair from league title consideration. Now, Gasporra's squad will spend its bye week still in first place but even with La Mirada in the loss column with Mayfair at 6-2 and facing last place Artesia and sixth place John Glenn to end the regular season. "I don't know if it's not being able to; I think we both have very strong programs," Gasporra said of losing the second game to Mayfair. "It's just a point of starting the game and finishing the game. It's not an easy win and it's not going to be an easy loss for either ballclub." In 2007, Norwalk edged Mayfair 10-9 in eight innings before losing two days later. Last season, the Lancers blanked the
Monsoons 3-0 but lost a ninth inning heartbreaker at home to finish the week. Last Wednesday, Norwalk, the 10th ranked team in the California Interscholastic FederationSouthern Section Division II poll, got the seventh one-hitter of the season from senior Stephanie Jimenez and got by Mayfair 3-1. But the Monsoons got to Jimenez in the bottom of the second last Friday when Natalie Garcia cracked a one-out home run over the centerfield fence. Jaeger followed that up with a bloop double behind second base in no man's land between center and right. Garcia had moved up two spots in the lineup from the first meeting. After Jimenez struck out Brittney Boggs, Lindsay Burillo blooped a single into shallow right to bring in Jaeger. Jimenez would retire 12 of the final 13 batters but Jaeger was nearly unstoppable. While the Lancers had runners on base in six of the seven innings, no one reached third base and sophomore catcher Claudia Torres got the team's lone hit, which came in the top of the sixth with two outs. It's the fewest hits in a game for Norwalk since collecting two in the season opener against Carson in the Downey Tournament. Jaeger would walk four and hit another batter to account for the other base runners for the Lancers, who fell to 18-7 overall. "She did a good job on the mound," Gasporra said of Jaeger. "With us, we needed to adjust our bats and we needed to come out a little stronger than we did. Like I said, it's a battle for what is now two games. It's always been a battle for us against anybody, but I do believe our program is strong. I think we should still be able to finish out on top. This [loss] is water under the bridge." Now, for the fourth consecutive season, the Lancers will have a bye before facing La Mirada, the eight-time defending league champions. The Matadores spent this week
playing Bellflower and could be sporting a 9-1-league mark by the time they host Norwalk on May 12. La Mirada has gone 99-5 in league during the past eight-plus seasons with two of those five losses coming to Norwalk; the first in 2001 (1-0 at La Mirada) and the second in 2006 (2-1 at La Mirada). "Having a bye week can go both ways," Gasporra said. "It gives us more time to relax and work on things we need to work on. We're still in first place. It's not us coming after La Mirada, it's La Mirada coming after us."
Norwalk's Jimenez Eyes a Suburban League Championship in Her Final Attempt By Loren Kopff Stephanie Jimenez, along with the rest of her Norwalk High softball team, couldn't have asked for a better situation to be in heading into the final week of the regular season. On Tuesday, the Lancers will visit eight-time defending Suburban League champion La Mirada with the rematch to be played on Thursday at Norwalk. Every player dreams of winning a league title in any sport but to do it against the most prolific team in the circuit for almost a decade would be a huge exclamation point, especially for Jimenez, who has become one of the top hurlers the past two seasons. When Jimenez faces the Matadores on Tuesday, she will be sporting a 16-7 record with an earned run average of 1.00. She has struck out 228 batters, walked only 23, pitched three no-hitters, seven one-hitters and three two-hitters. Opponents haven't scored on her 12 times and she went through a stretch of 56 straight scoreless innings from Mar. 27-Apr. 13. And if you don't think Jimenez is ready for the final week of the season, then you don't know her. "Everything that I've been working for this past season with this team has come down to La Mirada," Jimenez said. "That's the only team I want to beat. I really want to win league and as a team we've been working really hard to win league. If we win league, I'm going to remember that for the rest of my life." There could be another reason why Jimenez has been working harder than ever. Last season, Jimenez was holding a 4-1 lead at home against La Mirada and had two outs in the top of the fifth when Rebecca Walker laced a double to the right field gap. That would be the beginning of a seven-run outburst that enabled the Matadores to win 10-4. It was almost
a case of deja vu for Jimenez because exactly two weeks earlier, the right-hander was clinging to a 1-0 lead against Mayfair with two outs in the top of the seventh and a 2-2 count to Jessica Dugas. On the next pitch, Dugas singled in the tying run and the Lancers eventually lost 2-1 in nine innings. One out away from a victory in both games was the difference between a 9-3 league season and possibly a co-league championship at 11-1 with La Mirada. "I feel that we basically fell apart," Jimenez said. "It was really heartbreaking but then again if we would have scored more runs, it wouldn't have meant anything at the end. "To me it was just another hit and I honestly believed we were going to come back and score more runs, but it didn't happen." "It's hard because you work so long and it ends like that," said Norwalk head coach Paulette Gasporra. "Sometimes I don't believe in luck; it's just that things happen for whatever reason. To not finish where we want to finish stings a little. But it's not the end of the world." While Jimenez has been a four-year varsity member, she was a backup to Ashley Lininger in 2006 but still got a decision in four games and saved three others. Her lone victory was a one-hit shutout against Costa Mesa. But, she was also showing what she could do with her bat as she led the team with a .387 average and was walked 14 times, also tops on the team. As a sophomore, Jimenez was finding herself splitting time with Andrea Gutierrez and ended up with a 9-5 record and a 1.81 ERA with 126 strikeouts. Jimenez said that after watching the southpaw Lininger the previous season, she wanted to earn a spot on the varsity team instead of it automatically handed to her and that she worked on her confidence to earn that spot. "I just felt that I hit my spots more," Jimenez said of her freshman season. "I think that's more important than speed or anything else." That season, her batting average improved to .453 but she finally held the title of the number one pitcher last season and she didn't disappoint anyone. She went 16-9 overall, tossed four no-hitters, five one-hitters and three two-hitters. Jimenez blanked her opponents nine times, held them scoreless for 38 straight innings during one stretch and was the league's most valuable pitcher. It just went to prove that a member of a non-league champion can still be the best at her position. "I worked on being more consistent," Jimenez said. "That's what my main focus was on last year. My sophomore year was obviously confidence but last year was being more consistent." "You pick up kids as freshmen because they're going to be there and they're going to get that experience on the varsity level," Gasporra said. "So with Steph and [senior
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first baseman] Michelle [Contreras], they came in as freshmen very strong players and there was no need to put them on a lower level team." This season, Jimenez is also showing that she can set the tone for not only the team, but how she does in the circle. She has been the leadoff hitter and is second behind Contreras with a .521 average. She has scored 29 times, best for the Lancers,and has drawn 11 walks. "My philosophy is hitting is contagious and if you know your first batter is going to get it done, you want it to follow through the lineup," Gasporra said. "She has a great on-base percentage whether it's getting a hit or a walk. She's not slow by any means either; she's very aggressive on the bases." Jimenez, who signed with Odessa (TX) College three weeks ago, says she is more focused on her team's performance than any of the statistics that opens a lot of eyes. Her road to bigger and better things can be linked to Gahr head coach Mike Rogers, who coached Jimenez with the Artesia Punishers and later the USA Athletics travel ball teams. Currently, Jimenez is with Cal Thunder, coached by Joe Vargas. She credits Rogers for teaching her how to deal with pressure. "It was a really good place to start off and build up your skills," Jimenez said. "But after a while, you have to move on and try new things and that's what I did. I was with him for too long and I wanted more and that's when I made the switch. "When I'm on the mound, I don't feel any pressure," Jimenez added. "I feel more of the pressure when we're on offense. I don't mind if the other team hits off me as long as I have my defense to back me up. If they get a good hit off of me, there's nothing I can do. It's just part of the game and I have to learn from it." "She's got a lot of talent and of course you need a pitcher to compete," Gasporra said. "She's done very well for our program but at the same time it takes nine players on the field, not just her. These last two and a half years, she has matured a lot on the mound to get the big W's that we needed."
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Dear Publisher: Once again the Publisher makes an outlandish attack against those who disagree with his liberal philosophy. Get over it. You guys won the election and now have control of the government. You should be happy, not angry. Last November, the Publisher attacked Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity for being liars and hateful. In my response to that rant, I reminded the Publisher that words have meaning and asked the Publisher to provide examples of these “lies” and “hateful words”. He did not respond to my request. (Publisher’s note: Transcript from Rush Limbaugh’s show found at http://www.alternet.org/blogs/ peek/50979/, playing a video titled “Barack, the Magic Negro”). Again, without providing any examples, in this rant he describes Limbaugh, Hannity and Glen Beck as being “bombastic and racist”. As is the case with many liberals, the Publisher can’t argue issues without resorting to personal attacks. I
guess if you disagree with President Obama’s agenda in pursuing a plan to significantly increase the role of the federal government, you must be racist. The unprecedented spending proposed by Obama and his fellow democrats will do untold damage to future generations of Americans. Rahm Emanuel’s comment, “Never let a crisis go to waste”, speaks volumes. The Publisher says that the “right wing” Republican party in a recent Pugh poll was described by respondents as not knowing “where the party is headed and don’t like it”. In some respects I agree. I believe Republicans should loudly and publicly restate the core values which allowed them to regain overwhelming control of Congress in the 1994 mid-term elections. Unfortunately, the Republican Party has deviated in recent years from these ideas. I must remind the Publisher that Barack Obama did not receive all of the votes in the recent election and that the Republican candidate garnered a substantial number of supporters. I voted for the “ultra conservative” John McCain because he said he was a Republican. Romney would have been a better candidate as he had extensive executive experience in the private sector as well as in government service and had a good understanding of economics. Obama, on the other hand, whose background consisted mainly of teaching and community
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Project Description: For the City Council to consider amending Title 17 of the Norwalk Municipal Code (NMC) to establish regulations regarding skateboard ramps. The subject Text Amendment shall apply Citywide to all zones. Environmental Review Information: Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines of the City of Norwalk, a Negative Declaration has been prepared for the proposed project. The public comment period on the Negative Declaration starts on May 8, 2009 and ends on May 19, 2009. Public Comment: Copies of the agenda report for the above-described project will be available for public review at the Community Development Department, Planning Division, City of Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard, Norwalk. If you challenge the proposed project, you may be limited to only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at or prior to the public hearing. Address written comments: Attention City Clerk at the address noted above. More Information: Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Bing Hyun, Planning Manager, at (562) 929-5744. Accessibility: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a City meeting or other services offered by this City, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (562) 929-5720. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or time when services are needed will assist the City staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility to the meeting or service. Assisted hearing devices will be available at this hearing without prior notification. Dated this 8th day of May 2009.
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Passings Roger Berry (1939-2009)long-time president of the Cerritos Rod and Gun Club Roger Berry, emeritus associate professor of marketing and an alumnus of California State University, Dominguez Hills, died suddenly on April 9 at age 70. James Strong, dean of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy (CBAPP), says that his colleague’s knowledge as a practitioner deeply enriched his instruction for his students. Roger William Berry was born in Lynwood, Calif. in 1939. He attended Lynwood High School and lived for many years in the Southern California communities of Cerritos and Lake Forest, moving to Prescott Valley, Ariz. in 2008. An avid sportsman, he was a founding member and longtime president of the Cerritos Rod and Gun Club. Among his many outdoor pursuits, he enjoyed deep sea fishing, hunting, photography, riding all-terrain vehicles and hiking with family and friends. Berry is survived by his wife Georgia; children Traci Goodbar, Michael Hart, Michelle Perez; grandchildren John Dominguez, Joshua Dominguez, Brandon Perez, Contessa Perez and Ronald Goodbar. A funeral service for Dr. Berry will be held on Friday, May 15, at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, Calif. at 9:40 a.m. Dr. Berry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Former Cerritos Resident Craig Kimsey Dies in Bicycle Accident Craig Kimsey, a former Cerritos resident, was killed while riding his bicycle on April 22, 2009. Kimsey was struck by a pick-up truck while riding on Highway 30 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was two blocks from home. Craig had only moved to Cheyenne about a month before his untimely and tragic death, and was working as a chef at a local restaurant. He lived with his cousin, Matt Kimsey, and his family. Craig attended Leal Elementary, Tetzlaff Junior High School, and graduated from Cerritos High Craig and his son School. Craig was Nickolas. one of five brothers. The oldest brother, Frank Daniel Kimsey, died less than a year ago. He was buried with military honors in Lake Michigan. Craig is survived by two sons, Patrick and Nickolas, and his brothers, Darrin, Michael, and Robert. He was also survived by his mother, Melinda Kimsey, who is a long-time Cerritos resident. Craig was an organ donor. All of his organs were donated to deserving men, women and children. The family says this was in keeping with Craig’s generosity and kindness. Craig was described as a man with a dear heart, and the family is quite certain that many others would be able to live because of Craig’s untimely death. Craig’s mother shared her final thought, “For it is in giving that we receive; and by dying we receive eternal life.” Craig was born on March 19, 1967 at Downey Community Hospital. A memorial service will be held at Crossroads Multinational Church, 12229 Del Amo Boulevard, Cerritos, and CA. 90703 on Tuesday, May 12th. Should you have any questions or condolences, the family requests you contact them.
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Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/8/09 CITY OF NORWALK INVITATION TO BID (IFB) NO. 09-339 VEHICLE CLEANING SERVICES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Norwalk invites prospective Bidders to compete for the opportunity to provide the Norwalk Transit System (NTS), a department of the City of Norwalk, a municipal government, vehicle cleaning services. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the Norwalk Transportation and Public Services Facility, 12650 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk, CA. No submittal will be accepted from any Bidder who fails to attend the pre-bid conference. The successful Bidder will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Opportunity Laws and Regulations. The City of Norwalk hereby notifies all prospective Bidders that the City will require each Bidder affirmatively demonstrate that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are afforded full opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts and sub-contracts financed in part or in whole under this IFB, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, gender, age, or national origin in consideration for an award. Bids must be in writing and must be received by the City of Norwalk Purchasing Division by 11:00 am, on Monday, June 8, 2009 via U.S. Mail, FedEx, UPS or courier or in person. Bids received after the above listed date and time will not be considered, regardless of postmark. Copies of the IFB may be obtained from the Purchasing Division, 12700 Norwalk Blvd., Room 6, Norwalk, California 90650. All contacts concerning this IFB must be referred to the City of Norwalk Purchasing Division, (562) 929-5712. Dated: May 8, 2009 /s/Christine Roberto, Administrative Services Manager Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 5/8/09 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FRANK BUVARD DAVIS AKA FRANK B. DAVIS CASE NO. BP116176 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of FRANK BUVARD DAVIS AKA FRANK B. DAVIS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CAROLYN A. SHADE in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CAROLYN A. SHADE 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 . (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: 05/26/09 at 8:30AM in Dept. 11 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 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 SAMUEL L. HART, ESQ. SBN 66135 LAW OFFICES OF SAMUEL L. HART 6355 TOPANGA CYN BLVD #529 WOODLAND HILLS CA 91367 5/1, 5/8, 5/15/09 CNS-1577595# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS
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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-06-63867-MS Loan # 0324438779 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/6/2005. 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): PAUL DORTCH AND CYNTHIA EDWARDSDORTCH, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 7/15/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1668715 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 5/28/2009 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: $389,541.38 The purported property address is: 5702 FANWOOD AVE LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 Assessors Parcel No. 7166-006-031 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE S SALE DECLARATION BENEFICIARY DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH (OR EXCEPTION FROM) CIVIL CODE 2923.5(c) AND AUTHORIZATION OF AGENT Borrower(s): Paul Dortch and Cynthia Edwards-Dortch Servicer: HomEq Servicing Property: 5702 Fanwood Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713 Loan No.: 0324438779 The undersigned beneficiary' or authorized agent for the beneficiary hereby represents and declares that a notice of default ( NOD ) was recorded prior to September 6, 2008 and that the NOD has not been rescinded. Check the applicable box and fill in any blanks so that the trustee/ foreclosure agent or their authorized agent can insert, on the beneficiary s behalf, the applicable declaration in the notice of sale required pursuant to Civil Code 2923.5(c)]: The beneficiary or beneficiary s authorized agent, has contacted the borrower pursuant to Civil Code 2923.5(c) (contact provision to assess the borrowers financial situation and explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure ). State the date contact with the borrower(s) was accomplished: March 23, 2007. The undersigned authorizes trustee, foreclosure agent and/or their authorized agent to sign, on behalf of the beneficiary, the notice of sale containing the declaration required pursuant to Civil Code 2923.5(c). Dated: March 10, 2009 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 deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 5/1/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 867-7378 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# 3087183 05/08/2009, 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7104.29863 Title Order No. 3908791 MIN No. Loan No. 21329800 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/12/05. 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 §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 satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Edwin Cabra, a single man Recorded: 08/22/05, as Instrument No. 05-2008748, of Official Records of Los Angeles, California. Date of Sale: 05/28/09 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 11954 168TH ST, ARTESIA, CA 90701 Assessors Parcel No. 7011-019-019 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 $304,793.11. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office.” Date: 5/5/2009 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Camale Smith Authorized Signatory 505 N. Tustin Avenue, Suite 243 Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USAForeclosure.com Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. FEI#1002.109226 05/08,05/15,05/22/2009
Notice of Trustee's Sale TS#CA-0901849-CS Order#090091910-CA-LGI Loan#9800578875 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/19/2006. 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. 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. Trustor(s): KATHERINE Y MAUTIER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 10/27/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2387144 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 5/28/2009 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: $438,783.55 The purported property address is: 12249 ACADEMY WAY ARTESIA, CA 90701 Assessors Parcel No. 7054-009-034 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: 05/08/2009 Windsor Management Co. Cindi Stewart, 15253 Avenue of Science San Diego, CA 92128 1-858451-7322 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. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3073138 05/08/2009, 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0009521 Title Order No. 09-8-038078 APN No. 7056-019-029 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/31/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ELMER A NEPOMUCENO AND MELINDA C NEPOMUCENO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP dated 03/31/2004 and recorded 04/12/04, as Instrument No. 04 0871519, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County State of California, will sell on 05/29/2009 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: 20136 RHODA 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. 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 $599,597.44. 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: 05/06/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 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. 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COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • MAY 8, 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 May 29, 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 MAUI 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 $711,412.58. Dated: 11/8/2008 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By 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# 3086139 05/08/2009, 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA08-189156-BL Loan # 2890840 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/17/2006. 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. 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): EMMA MATA, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 9/1/2006 as Instrument No. 06-1959398 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 5/28/2009 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: $323,262.39 The purported property address is: 20810 ALBURTIS AVE LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 Assessors Parcel No. 7059-022-023 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. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: See the attached Declaration marked as Exhibit A, attached hereto and made a part hereof by this reference. 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 deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 5/1/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (888) 841-8803 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# 3087164 05/08/2009, 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009 20090620091 FICTIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Ameridental 11550 E. Rosecrans Avenue, Norwalk, Ca. 90650, Guoino Dental Group Inc., 12258 Silva Place, Cerritos, CA. 90703. The following business is conducted as a corporation. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/Aaron Guoino, President The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 28,2009. 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 05/01, 05/08, 05/15, 05/22/2009.
T.S. No. 09-10435-11 Loan No. 15850712/ RILEY Notice of Trustee’s Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/23/2006. 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. A public auction to sell the highest bidder for 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 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 a deed to trust described below. 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. Trustor: DEBORAH RILEY, A SINGLE WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation recorded 3/31/2006 as instrument No. 06 0688441 in Book, Page and rerecorded on --- as ---, of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 5/29/2009 at 10:30AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $661,758.97, estimated. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 13150 ROSE STREET, CERRITOS, CA 90703 A.P.N.: 7027-005-003 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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. Date: 05/01/2009 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 720-9200 Foreclosure Dept. Fax (949) 608-0130 Sale Information Only (714) 573-1965 MAGGIE F. SALAC, FORECLOSURE OFFICER P565165 5/8, 5/15, 05/22/2009 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. 32077-LO (1) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to creditors of the within named Seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made. On the personal property hereinafter described (2) The name and business addresses of the seller are: SUBWAY #30274 INC., 5538 WOODRUFF AVE, LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 (3) The location in California of the Chief Executive Office of the seller is: 6490 SURREY DR, LONG BEACH, CA 90815 (4) The names and business address of the Buyer(s) are: MORESUBWAY INC., 13714 PALM ST, CERRITOS, CA 90703 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT of that certain business located at: 5538 WOODRUFF AVE, LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 (6) The business name used by the seller(s) at said location is: SUBWAY #30274 (7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is MAY 27, 2009 at the office of: DISCOVERY ESCROW COMPANY, 7777 CENTER AVE, STE 180, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647, Escrow No. 32077-LO, Escrow Officer: LAURIE J. ORR (8) Claims may be filed with: DISCOVERY ESCROW COMPANY, 7777 CENTER AVE, STE 180, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647, Escrow No. 32077-LO, Escrow Officer: LAURIE J. ORR (9) The last day for filing claims is: MAY 26, 2009. (10) The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. (11) As listed by the seller, all other business names and addresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are: NONE. Dated: APRIL 15, 2009 SUBWAY #30274 INC, Seller MORESUBWAY INC, Buyer PCTS LA148116 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 5/8/09
NOTICE OF POLLING PLACES AND DESIGNATION OF CENTRAL COUNTING PLACE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office of polling places designated for the STATEWIDE SPECIAL AND CONSOLIDATED ELECTIONS scheduled to be held on May 19, 2009. NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's facility, 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk California 90650 has been designated as the central counting place for the above elections. Polling places shall be open between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Persons requiring multilingual assistance in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, or Vietnamese regarding information in the notice may call (800) 481-8683. POLLING PLACES 0400001A (0400001B, 0400001C, 0400001D, 0400001E and 0400001F CONS) - A J PADELFORD PARK 11870 169TH ST ARTESIA 90701 Accessible: Y 0400002A (0400002B, 0400002C, 0400002D, 0400002E and 0400002F CONS) - ARTESIA DES PORTUGUESE HALL 11903 ASHWORTH ST ARTESIA 90701 Accessible: Y 0400004A (0400004B, 0400004C, 0400004D, 0400004E and 0400004F CONS) - ARTESIA PARK 18750 CLARKDALE AVE ARTESIA 90701 Accessible: Y 0400006A (0400006B, 0400006C, 0400006D, 0400006E, 0400006F and 0400006G CONS) ARTESIA PARK 18750 CLARKDALE AVE ARTESIA 90701 Accessible: Y 0400007A (0400007B, 0400007C, 0400007D, 0400007E and 0400007F CONS) - ARTESIA DES PORTUGUESE HALL 11903 ASHWORTH ST ARTESIA 90701 Accessible: Y 0400008A (0400008B, 0400008C, 0400008D, 0400008E and 0400008F CONS) - ARTESIA DES PORTUGUESE HALL 11903 ASHWORTH ST ARTESIA 90701 Accessible: Y 0400010A (0400010C, 0400010D, 0400010E, 0400010F, 0400010G and 0400010H CONS) MARY E BRAGG ELEMENTARY SCH 11501 BOS ST CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070001A (1070001B, 1070001C, 1070001D, 1070001E, 1070001F and 1070001G CONS) RESIDENCE 19045 JEFFREY AVE CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070002A (1070002B, 1070002C, 1070002D, 1070002E and 1070002F CONS) - LIBERTY PARK 19211 STUDEBAKER RD CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070003A (1070003B, 1070003C, 1070003D and 1070003E CONS) - WESTGATE PARK 18830 SAN GABRIEL AVE CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070006A (1070006B, 1070006C, 1070006D, 1070006E and 1070006F CONS) - GAHR HIGH SCHOOL 11111 ARTESIA BLVD CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070007A (1070007B, 1070007C, 1070007D, 1070007E, 1070007F, 1070007G and 1070007H CONS) - ARTESIA DES PORTUGUESE HALL 11903 ASHWORTH ST ARTESIA 90701 Accessible: Y 1070008A (1070008B, 1070008C, 1070008D, 1070008E and 1070008F CONS) - RESIDENCE 19221 DEMETER AVE CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070009A (1070009B, 1070009C, 1070009D, 1070009E and 1070009F CONS) - ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 16700 NORWALK BLVD CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070010A (1070010B, 1070010C, 1070010D, 1070010E, 1070010F and 1070010G CONS) MARY E BRAGG ELEMENTARY SCH 11501 BOS ST CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070011A (1070011B, 1070011D, 1070011E, 1070011F, 1070011G and 1070011H CONS) HERITAGE PARK 18600 BLOOMFIELD AVE CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070012A (1070012B, 1070012C, 1070012D, 1070012E, 1070012F and 1070012G CONS) - CERRITOS CTR PERFORMING ARTS 12700 CENTER COURT DR CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070013A (1070013B, 1070013C, 1070013D, 1070013E, 1070013F and 1070013G CONS) FIRE STATION #35 13717 ARTESIA BLVD CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070014A (1070014B, 1070014C, 1070014D and 1070014E CONS) - CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 12229 DEL AMO BLVD CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070016A (1070016B, 1070016C, 1070016D, 1070016E, 1070016F and 1070016G CONS) RESIDENCE / GARAGE 13702 ACORO ST CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070017A (1070017B, 1070017C, 1070017D, 1070017E, 1070017F and 1070017G CONS) RESIDENCE 13033 BRAZIL ST CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070018A (1070018B, 1070018D, 1070018E, 1070018F, 1070018G and 1070018H CONS) CERRITOS SENIOR CENTER 12340 SOUTH ST CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070020A (1070020B, 1070020C, 1070020D, 1070020E and 1070020F CONS) - HASKELL MIDDLE SCHOOL 11525 DEL AMO BLVD CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070021A (1070021B, 1070021C, 1070021D, 1070021E, 1070021F, 1070070A, 1070070B, 1070070C and 1070070D CONS) - RESIDENCE 11215 LUCAS ST CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070022A (1070022B, 1070022C, 1070022D, 1070022E and 1070022F CONS) - ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 16700 NORWALK BLVD CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070023A (1070023B, 1070023C, 1070023D, 1070023E, 1070023F, 1070023G and 1070023H CONS) - CERRITOS CTR PERFORMING ARTS 12700 CENTER COURT DR CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070024A (1070024B, 1070024C, 1070024D, 1070024E and 1070024F CONS) - CERRITOS CTR PERFORMING ARTS 12700 CENTER COURT DR CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070025A (1070025B, 1070025C, 1070025D, 1070025E, 1070025F, 1070025G and 1070025H CONS) - CARMENITA MIDDLE SCHOOL 13435 166TH ST CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070026A (1070026B, 1070026C, 1070026D, 1070026E and 1070026F CONS) - RESIDENCE 13453 ASHWORTH PL CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070028A (1070028B, 1070028C and 1070028D CONS) - RESIDENCE 13824 REVA ST CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070029A (1070029B, 1070029C, 1070029D, 1070029E and 1070029F CONS) - CERRITOS REGIONAL PARK 19700 BLOOMFIELD AVE CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070031A (1070031B, 1070031C, 1070031D, 1070031E and 1070031F CONS) - CERRITOS REGIONAL PARK 19700 BLOOMFIELD AVE CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070032A (1070032B, 1070032C, 1070032D, 1070032E and 1070032F CONS) - CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 12229 DEL AMO BLVD CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070034A (1070034B, 1070034C, 1070034D, 1070034E and 1070034F CONS) - CENTURY 21 ASTRO 11365 183RD ST CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070036A (1070036B, 1070036C, 1070036D, 1070036E, 1070036F and 1070036G CONS) WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL 16800 SHOEMAKER AVE CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070037A (1070037B, 1070037C, 1070037D, 1070037E, 1070037F and 1070037G CONS) CERRITOS PARK EAST 13234 166TH ST CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070040A (1070040B, 1070040C, 1070040D, 1070040E, 1070040F and 1070040G CONS) CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 12229 DEL AMO BLVD CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070041A (1070041B, 1070041C, 1070041D, 1070041E and 1070041F CONS) - WITTMANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 16801 YVETTE AVE CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070046A (1070046B and 1070046C CONS) - CERRITOS REGIONAL PARK 19700 BLOOMFIELD AVE CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070048A (1070048E, 1070048F, 1070048G and 1070048H CONS) - WITTMANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 16801 YVETTE AVE CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 1070049A (1070049B, 1070049C, 1070049D and 1070049E CONS) - SUNDANCE TOWN HOME 12439 PINEGROVE LN CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 2650001A (2650001B, 2650001C, 2650002A and 2650002D CONS) - FAITH CHRISTIAN CHURCH 21209 CLARETTA AVE HAWAIIAN GARDENS 90716 Accessible: Y 2650003A (2650002B, 2650002C, 2650003A, 2650003B, 2650003C, 2650003D and 2650003E CONS) - LAKEWOOD MOBILE ESTATES 12550 CARSON ST HAWAIIAN GARDENS 90716 Accessible: Y 2650004A (2650004B, 2650004C, 2650004D, 2650004E, 2650007A, 2650007B, 2650007C and 2650007D CONS) - HAWAIIAN TERRACE SENIOR APTS 12100 226TH ST HAWAIIAN GARDENS 90716 Accessible: Y 2650005A (2650005C, 2650005D, 2650005E, 2650006A, 2650006D, 2650006E and 2650006F CONS) - C ROBERT LEE ACT CENTER 21815 PIONEER BLVD HAWAIIAN GARDENS 90716 Accessible: Y 3450072A (3450072B, 3450072C, 3450072D and 3450072E CONS) - HASKELL MIDDLE SCHOOL 11525 DEL AMO BLVD CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 3450075A (3450075B, 3450075C, 3450075D, 3450076A and 3450076D CONS) - CERRITOS REGIONAL PARK 19700 BLOOMFIELD AVE CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y 3450092A (3450090B, 3450092A, 3450092B and 3450092C CONS) - FAITH CHRISTIAN CHURCH 21209 CLARETTA AVE HAWAIIAN GARDENS 90716 Accessible: Y 4800049B (4800049H, 4800049J, 4800059A, 4800059B, 4800059C, 4800059D, 4800059E, 4800059F, 4800059G and 4800059H CONS) - 1ST EVANGELICAL CHURCH 11330 166TH ST CERRITOS 90703 Accessible: Y DEAN C. 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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09-238964-RM Loan # 0003699378 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/4/2006. 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. 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): NOVEL STOKES AND CYNTHIA P. STOKES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/13/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2281335 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 5/28/2009 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: $673,113.12 The purported property address is: 13666 FELSON ST CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7022-010-032 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: 4/27/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 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# 3082112 05/08/2009, 05/15/2009, 05/22/2009
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Platinum Sponsors were: ALMA Family Services, Vernola Towing and Washington Mutual-Chase. Gold Sponsors were: HealthFirst Medical and Crowne Plaza. Silver Sponsors were: Bright Health Physicians, AltaMed Health Services and Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill. Exhibitors offered services such as: blood pressure tests (HealthFirst Medical), bone density readings (MD Care & PR Clinica Medica Familiar), glaucoma testing (Lion’s Club of Pico Rivera), And CareMore Medical offered free flu shots. Food vendors: Café N Stuff, Casa Gamino, Edible Arrangements, Magic Bakery and Java Jo’z. offered tastes of their cuisines. Downey Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning and
trict offered water to all attendees. The “Salsa Tasting Contest” brought out 10 local residents: Linda Martinez, Teresa Martinez, Ronnie Winans, Maria Juarez, Hilda Juarez, Hilda Rodarte, Diana Aguayo, Mary Conchola, Rocio Davalos and Flor Osorio. The 3rd place winner of $50 was Ronnie Winans; the 2nd place winner of $75 was Diana Aguayo and the 1st place winner of $150 was Teresa Martinez (second time in a row). 50 Chili’s (door prize tickets) and numerous door prizes donated by the exhibitors went to very happy attendees. The 50/50 raffle of $150 went to a lucky winner and the best decorated table winner of a $100 gift card to Staples was Edible Arrangements. Congratulations to all the winners.
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Martinez, Jr., Ph.D., Superintendent/President of Rio Hondo College was named one of the Top 25 Latino in Education by Latino Leaders Magazine in the September 2008 issue. The publication is distributed eight times per year throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The magazine features interviews with major Latino players in all fields of expertise with editorials that focus on social, political, and business leaders. Other educators selected for this honor include France Cordova, President, Purdue University; Elsa A. Murano, President, Texas A & M University; and J. Michael Ortiz, President California State Polytechnic University. “The Board of Trustees extends our congratulations to Dr. Martinez for this much deserved honor,” said Angela Acosta-Salazar, president of the Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees. “We are very pleased with our decision to appoint Dr. Martinez as the eighth Superintendent/ President of Rio Hondo College, for his accomplishments and for his commitment to meeting the needs of our community.” The magazine praised Dr. Martinez for his commitment to creating and facilitating collaboration within the college itself, and with the communities it serves. They describe him as being focused on all of the elements of student success, see Martinez page 2
The Salsa contest drew 10 contestants this year. The winners from left are Third Place Ronnie Winans $50.00, Second Place Diana Aguayo $75.00 and for the second year in a row Teresa Martinez won the top prize of $150.00
Judges for the Salsa Tasting Contest were, from the left, Director Judy Gilleland -TriCities ROP, Director Vera Diaz Powers - John R. Diaz & Associates, Director and Event Chair Alex Saulus - HealthFirst Medical, Director David Briano - State Farm Insurance, Chamber President Koko Judge - Crowne Plaza Hotel and Ambassador Omar Martinez - Farmers Insurance
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Captain Michael Rothans Receives Champions of Exploring Award
Learning for Life, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America honored Michael Rothans, Captain of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station with the Champions of Exploring Award on Tuesday, November 18, at the Whittier Radisson, Whittier, California. Learning for Life serves young men and women, between 14 and 20 years of age, who participate in Exploring, part of the program’s career education activities. Its purpose is to instill core values that prepare participants in making ethical choices which help them to achieve their full potential throughout life. The organization recognizes community leaders whose commitment to the principles of Exploring is exemplary and whose personal and professional character lend themselves to the core values of Learning for Life. Learning for Life Director, Greg Salce stated, “Captain Rothans’ commitment to public safety and civic service has made him well-deserving of this award. As this year’s recipient, he has been instrumental in positively affecting thousands of young people in Los Angeles and surrounding communities through his support of Learning for Life Schoolbased programs.” Captain Rothans has been associated with the sheriff’s department since 1984 and was assigned to the Pico Rivera station in 2004 where he was promoted to Captain in 2006 and serves 100,000 residents in the City of Pico Rivera and unincorporated areas of Whittier. Rothans has been an executive board member of Learning for Life since 2004 and was Chairman of the Los Angeles Area Learning for Life Exploring Division from 2004 through 2007. He was also the recipient of the LA Sheriff’s Department’s Distinguished Service Award in 1997; the Exemplary Service Award in 2001 and 2005, and the Meritorious Service Award in 2008. According to Salce, in the Los see Rothans page 2
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President’s Message November’s elections have come and gone, and we are heading quickly toward the holiday season. It seems like everyone I talk to can’t believe that it is almost the end of another year. We are all busy trying to see how we can fit all the events into our schedules, as well as into our budgets and still have a great holiday! On behalf of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, I would like to extend best wishes for a healthy, successful, and joyous Holiday. As we approach the final weeks of 2008, we are busy planning our chamber events for 2009. We need to know what you would like to see more of next year. Every suggestion we receive from our membership is valued and welcomed. To better be able to serve you, we need to know what you enjoyed attending and what you felt we could improve upon. Hearing from our membership on how we can be a greater value to yourself and your business is crucial to our chamber. The more input we have from our membership, the more effective our 2009 will be. BUT WATCH OUT FOR 2009!!! Mark your calendars to GET INVOLVED IN THE JANUARY 2009 NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES!! NETWORK LUNCHEON, THURSDAY JANUARY 22ND.
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It’s typical for the vast majority of small businesses to be local not only in location but in marketing focus. The wider your marketing base, the more people you are likely to reach. In hard times, looking beyond the regular geographical boundaries of your business is good business. Do not be afraid to market on a larger scale, but while utilizing cost-efficient marketing. When a recession or other difficult times hit, the marketing function of a business is usually the first to go. Remember with less advertising and marketing, the funnel of incoming prospects is reduced creating even more revenue decreases and setting up a vicious cycle that you do not want to get caught in. One key to salvage any business in hard times isn’t to reduce your marketing activities but to replace them with low-budget marketing. Lowbudget marketing included tactics such as PR, NETWORKING, PUBLIC SPEAKING, AND MORE. Get involved in the community, for example, join your local Chamber of Commerce, these organizations are not in it for themselves, but for you and the future of your business. They want to help you create contacts and business relationships with other business owners in your area.These meetings can create strategic partnerships that can help further your business and clientele base. This goes back to the LOWBUDGET marketing I mentioned earlier. Surviving hard times requires going BACK TO THE BASICS, back to the AND THE NORWALK fundamental principles of business. Some CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO things to remember: make sure you are January 29th, 2009!!!! YOU WON’T doing regular financial checks, providing WANT TO MISS THESE BIG sales training, and managing your customer EVENTS Peace and ease for the holi- relationships; these basic steps can help day season! retain customers and create a rapport with Susan Arthur new clientele. Have a Happy Holiday Season!!!
2008 Norwalk Chamber Casino Night On Friday, November 8th the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce had their annual Casino Night. With over 70 attendees, this event was fun for all! You could hear people really enjoying the various gaming tables available for them , whether it be Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em or Craps; everyone was having a good time. We had over 30 raffle items to give away, they were donated by: Teri Bazen, Bally’s Total Fitness, Whaley House, Birch Aquarium, Casino Concepts, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Applebee’s, Dr. John Larcabal, Sizzler, Golf N Stuff, Hearst Castle, Sunstone Vineyards, Karen Codman FSC, Laemmle Theatre, Legoland, L.B. Symphony Orchestra, Norwalk Chamber, NLM Plumbing, Norwalk Toyota, Paintball USA, Pechanga, Primm Nevada Terribles, Spirit Cruises, La Mirada Curves, and Wal-Mart. The Norwalk Chamber and the attendees to the Casino Night would like to
extend a big THANK YOU for the donations to this event; you helped create this success of an evening! The Casino Night had different levels of sponsorship that were available to Chamber members to participate in and we would like to also extend a very big THANK YOU to these members who contributed to this cause. WalMart, AFLAC, Big Truck & Equipment Sales, Community Family Guidance Center, Dr. Ethan Allen, State Farm Insurance, Gordon Stefenhagen, Norwalk La Mirada Plumbing, Mary Jane McIntosh and Norwalk Auto Auction. Your sponsorship donations are greatly appreciated, you help keep the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce moving forward in helping the local Business Community continue to thrive! We look forward to the upcoming events, and hope you mark your calendars to attend!
Labor Law Corner Employee who quits job may be eligible for unemployment insurance. One of my employees quit to go to work for one of my competitors. After a few months she got laid off from her new job and now she’s collecting unemployment insurance from my reserve account. How can she do that when she’s the one who decided to quit my firm? Many employers believe they will have to pay unemployment insurance (UI) only when an employee is fired or laid off. Surprisingly, there are many circumstances where an employee who quits a job can collect UI.Any employer the employee works for in the “base period” of the claim may be liable to pay benefits, even if they were not the last employer. Under California law, an employee who quits with “good cause” may be eligible for UI benefits. “Good cause” means the employee’s reason for leaving must be something substantial and compelling that would cause a reasonable person who genuinely wanted to remain employed to quit anyway. Some examples include quitting to take a better job, to more a substantial distance when a spouse’s job is transferred, or when the employer relocates and the new commute distance is unreasonable. According to the California Employment Development Department (EDD), when an employee quits in order to accept a new job there is good
cause for leaving if: •There was a definite assurance of employment in another substantially better job that is at least as permanent as the job the individual leaves; or •A reasonable person who genuinely wanted to remain employed would have left to accept other work. An employee who quits her job for a substantially better job and then is laid off from the new job due to lack of work may be eligible to collect UI from the first employer’s reserve account. An employee also would be eligible for UI benefits if she quit her job for a substantially better job and then, for reasons beyond her control, the new job did not materialize. This might occur when an employee quits her job based on being given a definite start date by the new employer, who then rescinds the job offer or delays the start date. For more information about what factors are used to determine UI eligibility, go to EDD’s “Benefit Determination Guide” online at www.edd. ca.gov/UIBDG/ This is an excellent resource when responding to a former employee’s UI claim.
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