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ABCUSD Board Member Apodaca Calls on Vice-President Soo Yoo to Resign The Cerritos Republican Club refuses to release video of meeting that shows Yoo saying very controversial statements. BY BRIAN HEWS

OCCC HELPING DURING THE PANDEMIC THE OC CONSERVATION CORPS proved instrumental in the lives of those impacted by COVID-19. One of the actions was delivering more than 6,000 COVID tests per day throughout the county.

OC Conservation Corp Members Overcome Redistricting Diversity While Serving Area Residents Commission Releases BY LAURIE HANSON employment, training and edu- Free Online Mapping cational programs designed to In times of trouble, the Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC) is one nonprofit successfully serving the community while members simultaneously overcome their own hardships. Located in Anaheim with satellite offices in Fullerton and Irvine, the organization serves the neediest and hardest to reach segment of youth ages 18 to 26 in Orange County through

build self-sufficiency. Recently they’ve proven themselves instrumental in the lives of those impacted by COVID-19. “Our organization is proud of the tremendous work effort our Corps members completed as frontline workers during the height of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Chief Executive Officer Katharyn O. Muñiz, who has

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Students Can Now Get a Free Metro Pass BY BRIAN HEWS Community college and K-12 students can now ride Metro trains and buses for free. Starting this month, K-12 and community college students in L.A. can now take unlimited Metro bus and train rides for free. Students will receive TAP cards from their schools this month. The program will cost nearly $50 million and run through June 2023. In a joint statement, officials from L.A. area schools wrote, "Getting a free Metro TAP card into the hands of every Los Angeles student will be a big help, it is unlimited not just for school, but access to the city, intern jobs, additional educational opportunities

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and meaningful experiences.” Metros' Board approved the program, which will be funded by the Biden's ARP. School districts will also pay a fee per student. The Los Angeles Times reported this week that the ABCUSDwill not participate, citing "cost or a lack of students who ride public transportation." When HMG-CN contacted ABC, officials said, "We were surprised that we were noted as not participating in the L.A. Times article that was published yesterday as we have no record of being asked to join the program. District staff is working to find out more about the program and how it may benefit our students."

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Resident's can submit input directly to the state of California’s official redistricting process. BY TAMMYE MCDUFF This past Saturday, October 2, the 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission announced the Statewide Database’s release of two free-to-use tools to help Californians submit their ideas regarding redistricting plans to the Commission. These are the only redistricting applications through which users can submit their input directly to the state of California’s official redistricting process. “The Commission is excited to share these free resources to help people draw their own district maps,” stated Commission Chair Sara Sadhwani. “The success of this decennial [occurring every ten years] process depends on the participation of all Californians. We want to hear from everyone and want to know if our line drawing is heading in the right direction.” The Statewide Database is proud to provide two map cre-

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Embattled ABCUSD VicePresident Soo Yoo was called on to resign by Board Member Dr. Chris Apodaca at the last board meeting for what many call racist and homophobic comments made by Yoo at a local meeting. The demand by Dr. Apodaca stems from Yoo’s attendance at a highly controversial meeting at the Cerritos Library where the Cerritos Republican Club invited white supremacist and Proud Boy supporter Gracey Van De Merke to speak; the subject of the meeting was Critical Race Theory. Apparently, Yoo felt emboldened by the right-wing attendees and discussions with Van De Merke, and subsequently went on right-leaning racist rant. Sources are telling HMG-CN that the Cerritos Republican Club has a video of the meeting, but will not release it to the public. Yoo started off by alleging that Planned Parenthood “was after our kids. Right now, they can leave campus and get an abortion.” That is untrue, ABCUSD kids cannot leave campus without permission. A discussion about slavery surfaced, and, according to at-

tendees, Yoo stated, “our children shouldn’t feel bad about something that happened 200 years ago, we need to get over that.” Another discussion ensued about board member cooperation, with Yoo’s subsequent statement violating ethics policies of the board. “I will even work with Democrats on the board to get things done.” The board is by statute, bipartisan, any mention of politics violates ethics policies and the member can be censured. But the most controversial

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Pico Rivera Places Moratorium on Smoke Shops BY BRIAN HEWS At their Tuesday meeting, the Pico Rivera City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved a moratorium on smoke shops in the city for at least 45 days from Tuesday, Sep. 28 and probably longer, while city staff writes policies and procedures to regulate the shops. A smoke shop is a place that allots more than 15% of floor space to the sale of tobacco or tobacco products, smoking devices, electronic cigarettes, or drug paraphernalia, Carmona

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HELP TO FIX POOL: Senator Bob Archuleta was joined by Pico Rivera City Manager Steve Carmona; Mayor Pro Tem Monica Sanchez and others to celebrate the budget win of $1M to repair the Olympicsize swimming pool located at the Smith Park Aquatic Center.

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Keeping School Children Safe for 50 Years

SHELBA THOMPSON with Lakewood Mayor Jeff Wood holding a City Council Proclamation honoring Thompson's 50 years of service. BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Shelba Thompson has been a school crossing guard since December 1971, walking pedestrians of all ages across busy Lakewood city streets. Her post for many years has consistently been at the corner of Briar Crest and Candlewood Avenue. After 49 years of escorting pedestrians to safety, Thompson has become somewhat of a local celebrity. “I love seeing the children, and I don’t mind being out in the wind or the rain. When it is raining it is even more fun, I bring my umbrella and the kids and I have been known to splash in a puddle or two, safely of course!” remarked Thompson. Shelba's years of devotion to the job and the children she watched grow up make her more like a family member to the community. Getting children across busy intersections comes with much responsibility. “You get to your station, you put your cone

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out and begin keeping an out for the kids and their parents. I have yelled a lot.” The position also comes with rewards. One mother, who drives her child to school, stopped to ask Thompson to wave at her son. The mother asked, “Would you mind waving at him please? Every day we pass you and he always waves and says good morning.” So now Thompson also waves a good morning to all the passengers of school-bound vehicles, “That really makes my day!” ”Lakewood City Council surprised Thompson with a farewell celebration honoring her 50 years of service. “I really hate to leave my position, but now I have grandchildren to spoil.” Thompson was honored by the Lakewood City Council on her retirement at a recent Crossing Guard training session. Her safety efforts have not gone unnoticed. “I love Lakewood,” stated Thompson, “and this City will always be my home.”

BY BRIAN HEWS Tom Moore felt relieved when he got a second dose of the Moderna vaccine Feb. 1. But when the delta variant of the coronavirus started to spread across the U.S., Moore became nervous. He was obese and had hypertension, so he was worried he remained vulnerable to illness. People in his town were “anti-vaccine and anti-science," and he grew even more alarmed when he learned that two local hospitals were purportedly not requiring their employees to get vaccinated. Moore, 35, was fed up; he decided to get a third dose of Moderna. He made an appointment at a local pharmacy, asked for a “booster” shot and walked out of the building with what he felt was a stronger shield against the variant. Health officials announced last week that all Americans can get a booster shot starting the third week of September, and they will be available. Federal guidance says adults over the age of 18 will be eligible for another dose of Pfizer or Moderna eight months after their second dose. But there are many people in the country who do not want to put off a booster shot as the delta variant rages and “normal life” still seems remote. Some want to get out, others are comprimised; Moore got his booster two months ahead of schedule — but he has few regrets getting the shot early. “I’m around people in town who don’t want to wear masks or ignore Covid, so I felt I needed to be as protected as I could

around here,” said Moore. He said nobody at the pharmacy tried to prevent him from getting a third dose. “I would check with my primary care physician," Moore said, "if the physician says, ‘No worries,’ I’d do it.” The CDC has said people who are severely vulnerable or immunocompromised — including solid organ transplant patients, people with advanced HIV and certain cancer patients — should try to get a booster shot as soon as they can. But, according to public health experts, getting a 3rd dose soon after a 2nd might actually be counterproductive with people who do not have severe immunocompromising conditions. Dr. Anthony Fauci said people would be wise to give their immune systems a chance to “mature” before rushing to get a booster. "I think that might defeat the purpose, and that’s the reason why we landed at eight months. Deepta Bhattacharya, professor of immunobiology at the University of Arizona, echoed Fauci’s comments, saying that getting a booster soon after a second shot “raises the possibility that it won’t work that well.” He explained that third doses will likely work much better after fully vaccinated people lose some of the antibodies in their systems. He was quick to add that people will need to balance that likelihood “against the risk that your protection is reduced during the interval between shots.” Excerpts from NBC News story edited by HMG-CN.

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La Palma’s 50th Annual Halloween Carnival New Truck or Treat & Movie Night event.

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The City of La Palma will be hosting two Halloween events this year. Its 50th Annual Halloween Carnival – Sunday, October 31, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Central Park Join La Palma’s safe, family-oriented alternative to the traditional trick-ortreat. Kids and families can participate in various activities such as carnival games, treats, and giveaways. There is no cost to attend. Food and drink will be available for purchase brought to you by the Kiwanis Club of La Palma.

Trunk or Treat & Movie Night – Friday, October 22 | 6:00 p.m. | Central Park New to the Halloween events, join us for a Spooktacular Trunk or Treat and Movie Night. Los Coyotes, G.B. Miller, and Steve Luther PTA groups will have decorated car trunks as well as hand out candy and prizes between 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets for a Halloween movie, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.cityoflapalma.org/halloween or call the Community Services Department at (714) 690-3350.


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AUTO EXTRICATION DAY: the recruits participate in an exercise to extract injured drivers from damaged cars. BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Congratulations to the 2020A class on completing their 18-month probation for the Downey Fire Department. Probation consists of a comprehensive four-month tower and then a very structured twelve-month program consisting of written tests, physical tests and company schools. Major skill reviews are conducted at six and twelve-month intervals. This is one of the first chapters in a long and winding story that is a fire service career. Serving local communities will be both challenging and rewarding. A special thank you to everyone that has made the event possible: Downey Fire Department Training Division; suppression personnel that took the time to train, mentor and council; Command and Administrative staff; Ambulance Opera-

tors for their guidance and city staff The 2020 Alpha class graduates are: Fire Fighter/Paramedic Daylon Kennedy Fire Fighter/Paramedic David Molina FireFighter/Paramedic Fredderick Moore Fire Fighter/Paramedic Antonio Puebla The Downey Fire Department consists of about 100 employees providing a variety of comprehensive fire and life-safety services to the community of 112,322 residents located in Southeast Los Angeles County. In fiscal year 2019-2020, the Downey Fire Department responded to a total of 10,019 emergency incidents.

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Cerritos Library presents Filipino American History Month In celebration of Filipino American History Month, poets Allan Aquino and Barbara Jane Reyes will read their poetry in an online presentation hosted by the Cerritos Library from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 18. This night of poetry and celebration will be moderated by Mike Sonksen (Mike the Poet). The program is presented for all ages and will be held through Zoom. Registration is available now through Beanstack at cerritoslibrary.beanstack.org. A link to join the Filipino American History Month Poetry Program is available on the library’s website at cerritoslibrary.us. Aquino is a poet and professor of Asian American Studies at California State University, Northridge. He has a master’s degree in Asian American Studies from UCLA, where he was a recipient of a Graduate Fellowship award. Aquino is the

former president of the Filipino American National Historical Society (Los Angeles Chapter) and the founding member of the Larry Itliong Foundation through Education. His scholarship focuses on Asian Pacific American history, media, contemporary issues, pop culture and literary arts. Reyes is the author of “Letters to a Young Brown Girl.” She was born in Manila, Philippines, and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her other works include “Gravities of Center,” “Poeta en San Francisco,” “Diwata,” “To Love as Aswang” and “Invocation to Daughters.” She is an adjunct professor at University of San Francisco’s Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program. For more information about the Filipino American History Month Poetry Reading, call the Cerritos Library at (562) 916-1342.


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newspapers are especially vulnerable to of community newspapers across the economic fluctuations and catastrophic nation. These outlets are critical to consequences, like closure. These our democracy. When they can no small publishers are scrambling to stay longer afford to continue reporting, afloat by cutting coverage, furloughing communities lose a vital watchdog and reporters and eliminating print government business is hidden from publication on certain days of the week. public view. They are expediting their transition Right now, many communities to digital-first publishing and exploring throughout California are suffering new methods for providing information the loss of their watchdogs. More than to their communities as more readers a dozen newspapers have suspended turn to these methods during the operations in the last five months, with crisis. However, cutting print days more planning to close in the coming disenfranchises specific demographic months. groups, such as senior citizens and Last year, the California Legislature other residents who don’t have internet passed Assembly Bill 5 for how access (6%) or don’t have a reliable businesses classify workers as contractors or employees. In recognition internet connection (up to 25% of rural communities). Through losing their of the inapplicability of the legislation CERRITOS RESIDENT Wilson local was newspaper, appointed these by Councilman Frank groups are losing to the news industry and the Karen economic Yokoyama as a City of Cerritos Community Safety Committee Member at their main source of information and the headwinds facing community September 27 meeting. their connection to the community. newspapers, the Legislature gave news Keeping news publishers strong publishers a one-year exemption, but is in the interest not only of the when the extension ends in December press, but of our greater democracy. 2020, publishers will be forced When they lack a steady flow of to classify newspaper carriers as spill recoverycommunities by the end suffer of thisa week, BY LAURIE HANSON information, slew employees. according to KABC Channel 7 News reThis significant change to a business of ailments, from declining citizen ports. Sea & Sage Society is mo- engagement to increased corruption and practice that has Audubon been in place for more “People with ‘Spillperformance. Response’ trainbilizing its 3,200 members to raise funds declining government than 100 years will have the effect ing and special safety gear are the only for wildlife recovery efforts resulting Fewer people run for office and fewer of increasing the cost of newspaper ones who can work with oiled and effectfrom theby Huntington Beach spill. people vote. delivery as much as 85%,oil a burden “Crude oil is With clean up expected to last months ed wildlife,” At a time said whenRichards. California’s that is unsustainable for small publishers very toxic and handling these and the environmental impact expected unemployment rate is alarming,birds lack rethat have also recently been hit with quires special training and experience.” to possibly last years, the nonprofit has of legislative action to extend the advertising revenue declines of 30% to “The rehabilitation and clean-up orset up the 2021 Oil Spill Bird Response 50% as a result of the coronavirus crisis. exemption for newspaper carriers Fund to raise donations they’ll pass along ganizations, some of which are already will cause even more job losses. If Local publishers have sounded the to one or more groups actively working working to rescue and treat oiled birds, publishers are forced to limit circulation alarm with California lawmakers, but to save birds, wildlife, and their habitats. will need financial assistance,” she addareas for financial reasons, they will so far, they have not taken any steps to “The response in 24 hours has been ed. “International Bird Rescue (IBR), have to reconfigure carrier routes, address the devastating impact this will very gratifying,” said Sea & Sage Presi- the nonprofit organization that recently reduce home deliveries and cease daily have on both publishers and readers. dent Gail Richards, who has been ac- took the lead rescuing and rehabilitating publication, which means thousands of Small community and ethnic tive with the organization for more than Elegant Tern chicks in Long Beach, will 17 years. “We now have to determine again be one of the lead wildlife groups where the money is needed the most and dealing the oil spill. There will no doubt and Democrats among ex-felons who be others working to address this huge when.” are not Black. emergency, all of whom rely on donaThe oil spill which landed at HuntingPROP 17 The population of parolees in Caliton Beach and parts of Newport Beach tions.” Continued from page 1 is disproportionately According to the latest Black reportsand from on Sunday, made its way up the Talbert fornia Latino. In 2016, 26% of California’s Channel and into(At thethe marsh before emer- federal and state officials the spill has the right to vote. time, in Florida, Black (even grown population to 144,000was gallons, and divers gency crews hadiftime to block off the en- parole all felons - even they’d completed though only 6% of California’s vehicles trance of thesentence channel.- were It is moving south along with remotely operated overall their prison disqualipopulation was) and section 40% of of California’s found a 4,000-foot the 17.7to Laguna Beach and beyond. fied from voting.) A study of this policy population was dragged Latino. Inlaterally Calimile-long pipeline “The extent ofaffiliations the damage and parole found thatfull the partisan of exfornia, Black voters and Latino voters, impacts to wildlife and partisan birds will not be about 105 feet. They found a 13-inch felons roughly matched trends according California Policy split alongto thethe length of the Public pipe, another known for a long time, but it is expectobserved in the general public, with Institute, tend to vote Democrat by ahave indication that a ship’s anchor may ed to be significant,” added Richards. the overwhelming majority of Black significant margin. caused the oil spill. There recently has “Beachesregistering and wetlands may be closed ex-felons as Democrats and a However, most research also sugfor months clean-up andRepublicans wildlife res- been several container ships backed up roughly evenassplit between gests that voterinturnout amongst and anchored the area waitingpato uncue efforts proceed.” rolees would be very low. The Florida As of Tuesday, 4,788 gallons of crude load at the docks. mentioned above found that, The Sea & Sage Audubon Society in oil have been recovered and oiling was study los cerritos among those eligible to vote, only Orange County is a chapter of the16Nareported on an estimated 15.67 miles of community of blackSociety. ex-felons and mission 12 per- is tional Audubon Their shoreline. Six miles of shoreline have percent newspaper of all birds, other felons voted in and the 2016 to protect other wildlife, their been clean, and clean-up efforts are on- cent habitats through education, citizen scigoing. Officials say 11,360 feet of con- election. Another study that only ~13 Follow us!deployed, and ence, research, andfound public policy. If you tainment boom have been @cerritosnews percent of ex-felons in Iowa who had go 328 personnel are on the scene. Some like to donate to their efforts, please right to vote restored in online their to www.paypal.com/donate/ 1,500 volunteers will be working on oil gotten

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La Mirada Residents : Participate in the Council Redistricting Process STAFF REPORT The City of La Mirada is in the process of redrawing Council district boundaries, and residents are encouraged to participate. routes will be eliminated. carrier A public hearing tonewspapers, receive input To save California at aregarding the next Council district map will minimum, the Legislature must extend be held on October 12 at 7 p.m. at La Mirathe exemption to AB 5, which will da City Hall Council Chambers, 13700 La provide newspapers with more time Mirada Boulevard. to get past COVID-related advertising A workshop to discuss the Council declines and to adjustprocess their operations district map-drawing and provide to changing patterns. themeet opportunity to consumption create a Council district In addition, to further aid ethnic and map will be held on Thursday, October 28 community news publishers, the Center, at 6 p.m. at the La Mirada Resource 13710 La Mirada Legislature shouldBoulevard. prioritize these Additional public hearings will be outlets for public outreach ads. Not held during the City Council meetings only will this help provide residents on November at 7 resources p.m. in City with access9toand key23local andHall Council Chambers. public health information, it will help Every ten years, following receipt of these community outlets bridge the data from the U.S. Census, Council disfinancial additional tricts mustgap be without redrawnany so that each district state funding. is substantially equal in population. If California’s don’t This process islawmakers important for ensuring act helpCouncilmember community news thatsoon eachtoCity represents about the same of constituents. publishers, theynumber risk losing a vital The redistricting process must –beand comlocal voice for their constituents pleted by December 15, 2021. themselves. District lines willChavern be adopted using the David is president following criteria: and CEO of News Media Alliance, (1) geographically contiguous districts; the news industry’s largest each City Council district should share a trade organization, david@ common border with the next. newsmediaalliance.org. (2) the geographic integrity of local neighborhoods or communities of interest shall be respected in a manner that minimizesand its division. 2009 2010 voted in the 2012 presi(3) geographic integrity of the citythe shall dential election, much smaller than be respected in a manner that minimizes its ~55% turnout rate observed in the whole division. electorate that year. (4) easily identifiable Given the low turnout boundaries typically that follow natural or artificial observed among ex-felonsbarriers; and the rivers, streets, highways, rail lines, etc. in recent Democratic party’s dominance (5) lines shall be drawn to Newsom encourage statewide elections - Governor geographic compactness. and Governor Brown won each of the addition, boundaries not be last In 3 gubernatorial electionsshall by over drawn for purposes of favoring or discrimi1,000,000 votes - prop 17 would hardly natingaagainst political party. make dent inastatewide election reYou may also publicwhere comments, sults. Even at the submit local level, prop including suggested draft maps, by email17 has the potential to be most relevant ing the City at aharaksin@cityopolitically, onlyClerk a handful of races were flamirada.org. decided by less than 10,000 votes in recent years. For additional information on the Currently, 19 states allow parolees Council redistricting process, including to vote. The passage of prop 17 would translations in Korean and Spanish be perhaps the most progressive shift in languages, visit the City’s website at California’s electoral policy since the cityoflamirada.org/about-us/voter-andstate began allowing ex-felons (who had election-information. Or call completed their prison sentence/parole) the City of La Mirada City Clerk’s to vote in 1974. Office at (562) 943-0131.

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of community newspapers across the CALIFORNIA Another Year, Another Drought Resolution. Let's Stop the Insanity and NotLEGISLATURE Repeat History, Expecting Something Different nation. These outlets are critical to The 1st of October in California is no- ing mandatory water restrictions later if the tary effort also proved unsuccessful during ual either way, they our drought ourdrought; democracy. When can no water NEEDS TO SAVE the last drought, when COMMUNITY the water crisis was conservation table as the beginning of the New Water drought continues. must reporting, be stepped-up longer affordefforts to continue Year. And right on cue, just like the classic In addition to the total rainfall in Cali- not nearly as dire, then-Governor Brown and made permanent. We need to confront communities lose a vital watchdog and NEWSPAPERS, IT'S EASY a statewide mandate to reduce water this New Year’s song Auld Lang Syne extols fornia being among the lowest ever re- issued existential water crisis that threatens government business is hidden from “Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind,” we make water conservation resolutions that are quickly forgotten after the first rains and repeat the same insanity year-after-year. For California’s continued economic prosperity, let’s stop this insanity before it’s too late. Water experts agree that today’s water crisis is bringing California to the brink of an economic catastrophe. As improbable as it may seem, especially after weathering massive earthquakes, fires, pandemics and other disasters, California’s economic undoing may very well come from the scarcity of water – an economic problem previously only associated with Developing Third World Countries. California is currently experiencing the worst drought in generations! As reported on September 30 ,2021, even though California’s extreme drought persists state officials said that they will consider impos-

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usage by 25% and it worked! But, not unBY the DAVID CHAVERN like COVID-19 situation we’re experiencing today, when public pressure lessens fromYou’d lowerbe COVID-19 deaths and/or hard pressed to find an hospitalizations, return to old habits. industry thatwe hasn’t been negatively Similarly, during a drought, as soon impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. as it rains, we quickly return to the wasteBut when it comes to news publishing, ful water habits of yesterday that cause the virus has accelerated some difficult tremendous stress on California’s water trends, especially for small community resources infrastructure, and we find ourpublishers. selves repeating the same stupid cycle. We And now yet another blow to small need to accept that we live in a semi-arid newspapers California is about be state, one thatinclimate change is onlytomakdealt, unless the state Legislature acts ing dryer, and that the beautiful lush green soon. landscape we see is a mirage. A new report warns that the current We need to permanently break from health crisis accelerate closing wasteful watermay practices of a the bygone era, stop going back to old habits when it rains and not be fooled into believing there is more than enough water in California. Our new normal is at best a semi-permanent drought and at worst an enduring perpet-

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF The Downey Mayors Legacy Awards was presented posthumously to former mayor Meredith Perkins in recognition of selfless dedication and always going above and beyond for the city of Downey. Mayor Claudia Frometa began." I had the pleasure of meeting Meredith a few years ago. He always referred to himself as the little guy, but in reality he was a big guy with an even bigger heart.” Earlier in September, over 300 people gathered at the Rio Hondo Event Center to pay tribute to Perkins. He was someone that was humble and led with integrity, his

This significant change to a business practice that has been He in place more and he was humble. lovedfor God, he than 100 years will have the effect loved his family and he loved this comof increasing the cost of newspaper munity.” Perkins served the community delivery by as burden of Downey formuch over as 2085%, yearsaas a comthat is unsustainable for small missioner, a councilman and publishers two-time that have also recently been hit with mayor. Perkins last publicdeclines event was to swear advertising revenue of 30% to in Mayor Claudia 50% as a result ofFrometa. the coronavirus crisis. “I publishers was proudhave to accept thethe Mayors Local sounded Legacy Award on behalf of my friend alarm with California lawmakers, butand former Mayor Mayor so far, they haveMeredith not takenPerkins. any steps to Frometa gave this award posthumous toaddress the devastating impact this will night to this amazing man. Thank you for have on both publishers and readers. thisSmall recognition to a very person that community anddear ethnic was loved by our community. A good and faithful servant,” stated Guerra.

photograph. “In bringing together people that have left their mark on this city. During our time on this council, it matters what we do.” Frometa continued with a quote from the great Maya Angelou “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” The support that you give to people is crucial and Perkins was that type of special human being that made everyone feel that they mattered. A key to the city was presented to former mayor Mario Guerra who accepted the key and award on behalf of Perkins. “Meredith Perkins was a kind and decent man,” stated Guerra, “He was kind

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HONORED: The Downey Mayors Legacy Awards was presented posthumously to former mayor Meredith Perkins. Holding the proclamation is Mayor Claudia Frometa, accepting the award was former Downey Mayor Mario Guerra.

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only agenda being the betterment of the city of Downey and its community. His friends were from both sides of the aisle, “If he would have been serving during these tumultuous times, I have no doubt that he would have continued to serve,” said Frometa. Perkins was a member of the Optimist Club, the YMCA board, a member of Kiwanis and the Chamber of Commerce, and there is a state park in Downey named in his honor. This year marks the 65th anniversary of Downey’s incorporation. Earlier this year, Frometa invited as many former mayors as could be reached to be part of an iconic

the California public view. Dream before it’s too late. Let’s believing that one year it will Rightstop now, many communities rain enough to make up forsuffering all the others; throughout California are stop thinking drought conditions are abthe loss of their watchdogs. More than normal; and stop the stupidity of discona dozen newspapers have suspended tinuing water conservation after it rains. operations in the last five months, with Now that the recall election is over, Govmore Newsom, planning we to close the coming ernor need in mandatory water months. conservation now! More importantly, let’s year, the the stupidity California stopLast repeating of Legislature the past and passed Assembly Bill 5 for how resomake this New Water Year’s drought businesses classify workers as lution for water conservation a permanent contractors or employees. recognition mandate before it’s too late. In Besides, a 10of thewater inapplicability of mandate the legislation 15% conservation today is to the than newsaindustry theconservation economic better 20-25% and water mandate tomorrow; but, nothing would headwinds facing community have beat the the wisdom of a 5%gave water connewspapers, Legislature news servation mandate yesterday. publishers a one-year exemption, but Albert ends Robles the former when the extension in is December Mayor of Carson, and 2020, publishers will be forcedlong-time former newspaper Water Replenishment to classify carriers as District President and Board Member. employees.

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Part 1 crimes were 28 for the week, down from 34 the week before; YTD 2020 average was 27.8, 2021 YTD average is 34.2, an increase of 23%. Miscellaneous crimes were 15 for the week, up from 7 the week before; YTD 2020 average was 7.8, 2021 YTD average is 9.4, an increase of nearly 18%. Alarm calls were 50 for the week, up from 37 the week before; YTD 2020 average was 37.5, 2021 YTD average is 34.8, a decrease of nearly 11%. Calls for service were 323 for the week, down from 335 the week before; YTD 2020 average was 267.2, 2021 YTD average is 277.8, and increase of 4%. Robbery 9/24 Cerritos Towne Center Suspects entered location, concealed items, and exited w/out paying. Victim confronted suspects and told them to return the stolen items. suspects refused and pushed past him. Residential Burglary 9/25 12400 block Ashworth Pl; broke into smashing rear sliding glass door, cash stolen 9/24 16700 block Cedarwood Cir., garage open, action figures and camping stove stolen. 9/26 17600 block Vierra Ave., ipad, purse, foreign currency stolen. 9/23 19700 block Corby Ave., rear sliding door removed pet door extension jewelry and purse stolen. Grand Theft 9/21 Los Cerritos Center, catalytic converter from a 2005 Honda stolen. 9/22 11500 block South St., catalytic converter from a 1997 Honda stolen. 9/20 12300 block Palm St., jewelry switch scheme.

Grand Theft Auto 9/21 183rd st / Valley View Ave., 2010 tractor stolen, not recovered. 9/11 18800 block Studebaker Rd., 2018 Dodge Charger stolen, not recovered.

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Notable Arrests A suspect was detained and arrested for a felony vandalism and possession of a controlled substance near the intersection of Firestone Blvd. and Valley View Ave. During a traffic stop near the intersection of Firestone Blvd. and Valley View Ave. two suspects were arrested for possession of an unregistered firearm. Nine suspects were arrested throughout La Mirada for various warrants and narcotics violations. Other Structure Burglary An early morning burglary was reported on the 13500 block of Beach Blvd. The exact loss is yet to be determined. Several storage containers were broken into during a daytime burglary on the 14900 block of Valley View Ave. Vehicle Burglary A purse was reported stolen during a daytime window smash burglary on the 12000 block of Santa Gertrudes Ave. A daytime burglary was reported near the intersection of Las Flores Ave. and Stamy Rd. An evening burglary was reported on the 16700 block of Valley View Ave. Grand Theft A daytime theft of a catalytic converter was reported on the 14700 block of Alondra Blvd. Grand Theft Auto A truck was reported stolen on the 15000 block of Leffingwell Rd. A truck was reported stolen on the 14700 block of Alondra Blvd.

BY EDNA ETHINGTON The public is invited to come the General Meeting of the La Palma-Cerritos American Association of University Women on Thursday, October 21,2021, at the La Palma Community Center at 7821 Walker Street in La Palma, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guest Speaker at 7:00 p.m. will be Professor Jodi Balma, who will be discussing the topic of “Voter Suppression and Restrictions on the Right to Vote.” Jodi Balma is an active member of the League of Women Voters of North Orange County and Professor of Political Science at Fullerton College since 2000. Balma was recognized as Fullerton College Teacher of the Year in 2014 and 2021. She was named as one of six Orange County Teachers of the Year for 2022 by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE). A question and answer period will fol-

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nic scored from 22 yards out, a recurring theme for the junior running back. But the Pioneers answered and did something they had not done this season-score in the opening quarter. Artesia held the ball for 5:17 and capped off a nice 10-play drive with a 41-yard touchdown run from senior running back Erin Moses. The Pioneers went for the two-point conversion and failed. After a 10-yard return from sophomore Bruno Caldarella on the ensuing kickoff, plus a facemask penalty on Artesia, the Defenders went up 14-6 on a 39-yard score from Bozanic. But Artesia answered back and after forcing V.C. to punt for the only time in the game, the Pioneers made it 14-13 just over two minutes into the second quarter when senior quarterback K’Len Williams scored on a six-yard run. The chess game continued as Bozanic scored his third touchdown in as many carries, this one from five yards out and after senior running back John Nelson made it 28-13 on a 53-yard run with 2:04 left in the half, Bozanic added his fourth score, this time a four-yard run, with 19.2 second remaining. He would rush for 106 yards on seven carries, all but one of those coming in the first half. “There were, obviously, opportunities today that kind of just came to fruition,” McCarthy said. “We didn’t expect for Nick to be such a big part of the plan. What we did expect was to try to stretch it sideline to sideline and that worked out pretty well in the first half. And then putting [senior quarterback] Rocco [Caldarella] in the second half was just…we have to lay the foundation for what we’re going to be for the rest of the year.” “I thought we played better,” said Artesia head coach Don Olmstead. “We just made mistakes after mistakes. It’s like we keep the game close; we played hard for a little while and then when something goes bad, we just tuck our head down between our legs and we don’t play very well. It’s just adversity and we have to be able to fight through when things don’t

go our way.” Artesia was still feeling good about its position when Williams launched a 67-yard scoring strike to sophomore wide receiver Pablo Cruz on the third play of the second half. But V.C. scored on its next two possessions-a 14-yard run from junior running back Major Brown and a 50-yard run from Nelson, who would lead everyone in rushing with 158 yards on only five carries. To add insult to injury, Artesia senior punter Adrian Martinez had a punt blocked by senior defensive lineman Ellis Negron at the Artesia 47-yard line and as the ball trickled backwards and into the end zone, Negron picked up the pigskin for a 56-20 lead. “He’s a great kid and a great player,” McCarthy said. “I don’t know that he knew where the ball went and then when he went to pick it up, I think he was trying to run it out of the end zone. So, it was confusing in a lot of ways, but it was a lovely play for him.” The last score of the night came early in the fourth quarter when Brown scored from 45 yards out immediately after senior cornerback Noah Glonchak picked off Williams on the second play of the stanza. “Defensively, we weren’t good,” Olmstead said. “We’ll try to do better and see what we can do differently and go from there.” Five players combined to rush for those 385 yards on 23 carries with Brown gaining 75 yards on eight touches and Rocco Caldarella adding another 33 yards on two carries. In fact, Olmstead said he was concerned about Caldarella, among other things, because the Defenders have been known to utilize three quarterbacks in their games this season. But on this night, V.C. senior quarterback Logan Lemmonier completed two of three passes for 45 yards. Defensively, Rocco Caldarella and junior safety Jack Turnbow each had six and a half tackles while junior Ryan Bouma added six tackles. Williams completed 10 of 20 passes for 173 yards and gained another 43 yards on 14 carries while Moses had 85 yards on 15 rushes. Cruz caught nine of those passes for 115 yards. Junior linebacker Joshua Peck led Artesia’s defense with four tackles while Moses had three tackles. “They’re getting better every week, and I think you saw that tonight,” Olmstead said. “At times there were glimpses of really good things when at times they just weren’t very good. It’s just the peaks and valleys of our season kind of go with every game and every snap.” “They run their offense really well,” McCarthy said. “Their quarterback is obviously a big ‘ole athlete; he’s a dangerous player. [Moses] is a dangerous player

and the things that they run, they run very well.” Now the fun begins for the Defenders as they host league rival Village Christian tonight for their homecoming game. Village Christian enters the contest undefeated in five games and is led by quarterback Nate Bennett, who has completed 74 of 123 passes for 1,304 yards and 20 touchdowns while being picked off just twice. Logan Everett leads the ground game with 92 carries and 776 yards with nine touchdowns while a quartet of receivers have caught at least 10 passesSam Faulkner (27 receptions, 338 yards, six touchdowns), Julius Oliver (17 receptions, 327 yards, four touchdowns), Rhett Gordon (10 receptions, 250 yards, five touchdowns) and Evan Clarizo (10 receptions, 215 yards, four touchdowns). Village Christian also has punted six times. Defensively, the Crusaders have 14 ½ sacks, led by Andrew Huezo’s seven and a half and have nine interceptions by seven different players. In order to come out with a victory, McCarthy said the Defenders need to tighten some things up on defense as they had some glaring errors against Artesia. Offensively, he said if his team can do the things they do so well, the game against Village Christian should be fun. “In my estimation, we won the games we were supposed to win, Ontario Christian notwithstanding,” McCarthy said. “Maybe we weren’t supposed to win that one, and St. Paul looks like they’re pretty good. But we’re in a good position. Village [Christian] is very dangerous; they’re putting up a lot of points.” Artesia will visit Westminster High tonight, which boasts a 5-1 record after falling to Katella High 45-6 last Friday. Lions quarterback Roman Harris is 29 of 56 for 483 yards and five touchdowns with Jason Pham the leading receiver as he has caught 13 passes for 254 yards and found the end zone four times. Carrying the ball will be Ezekiel Cedillo, who has 34 rushes for 251 yards and two touchdowns, and Alex Haro, who has gained 219 yards on 39 touches and a pair of touchdowns. The Westminster defense has posted 11 sacks and half a dozen interceptions. This will be Artesia’s final non-league game before it hosts John Glenn High on Oct. 15. “It’s another week for us to try to get better, and our goal is to get to league ready to go,” Olmstead said. “I think there were times tonight that you saw better stuff, and we’ll keep just growing as an offense and a defense. But we have to get back to the drawing board on defense and see if we can do better. Tonight was not very good.”

no worse than a tie for a league crown with as many as six other teams vying for playoff berths. The CIF-Southern Section will release the playoff brackets on Sat. Oct. 16 with wild card matches slated for Oct. 21. Artesia High, seeking the program’s first playoff appearance since 2010, is in third place with an a record of 7-9 and 4-4 in the 605 League. The Lady Pioneers were defeated by Oxford Academy 25-14, 25-18, 22-25, 25-8 this past Tuesday and will visit 4th place Whitney High today before hosting fifth place Pioneer High on Tuesday. By virtue of sweeping Whitney 25-15, 25-23, 25-9 this past Tuesday, Cerritos High is that much closer to its third straight outright 605 League championship. The Lady Dons (22-3, 8-0) are two matches in front of Oxford Academy, ranked fifth in Division 7, with a road trip to Pioneer today and a home match with John Glenn High (1-14, 0-8) left in league action.

Gahr High is in jeopardy of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 as the Lady Gladiators entered this week with an overall mark of 7-11 and a San Gabriel Valley League record of 2-4. Gahr was expected to pick up wins at Dominguez High this past Tuesday and at Lynwood High on Oct. 7 before its final home match of the season against Warren High on Tuesday. The Bears are receiving Top 10 votes in Division 5. Third place and the league’s final playoff representative will be on the line when Gahr visits Paramount High on Thursday. The Pirates were sitting in third place with a 3-3 league mark and are receiving Top 10 votes in Division 6. La Mirada High is in decent shape to claim second place in the Suburban League as the Lady Matadores were 9-17 overall but 4-2 in league after a 25-16, 25-16, 25-6 loss to first place Mayfair High this past Tuesday. La Mirada travelled to last

place Bellflower High on Oct. 7 and will go to third place Norwalk High on Tuesday before wrapping up the regular season on Thursday at Mayfair, ranked third in Division 3. Norwalk improved to 7-9, 2-4 after its 25-17, 20-25, 25-16, 25-16 win at Bellflower this past Tuesday. The Lady Lancers would have to win out-Oct. 7 at Mayfair, Tuesday against La Mirada and Thursday against Bellflower and have La Mirada lose all three of its matches in order to claim a playoff berth. Valley Christian High is sure to grab third place in the Olympic League and has a chance to get to second place. The Lady Defenders (16-11, 3-2) swept Maranatha High 25-21, 25-21, 25-17 last Wednesday and hosted first place Village Christian High, ranked fifth in Division 1/2, on Oct.

Bozanic, Brown and Nelson help Valley Christian run through Artesia’s defense in blowout win Valley Christian scored the most points in a game since crushing Olympic League rival Whittier Christian High 67-14 on Oct. 27, 2017,

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t had been nearly 30 years since the Artesia High and Valley Christian High football teams got together on the gridiron, and in any other season that wasn’t fueled by the ongoing trials of the global pandemic situation, last Friday’s long-awaited meeting might have been closer. Instead, the host Defenders ran through and around Artesia’s defense to the tune of 385 yards on 23 carries in a 62-20 conquest that was close for much of the first half. V.C. scored the most points in a game since crushing Olympic League rival Whittier Christian High 67-14 on Oct. 27, 2017, and the Defenders won their fourth straight game, improving to 4-1 with league action beginning tonight. Artesia remained winless in five games but scored a season-high in points after being held to just one touchdown through the first four games. V.C. last played on Sept. 17 and firstyear head coach Kevin McCarthy said his team had a lot of rest with a lot of short practices, that he didn’t install a lot of new things and didn’t see too many new things to do against Artesia, adding that they have been doing the same things it has been doing all season. One of those things V.C. has been doing well this season is run the ball and five plays into the game, Nick Boza-

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Girls Volleyball to Wrap Up Season With One Area Team Crowned League Champion BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER This time last year, there were no high school athletic events planned because of the pandemic and the earliest that girls volleyball could begin an abbreviated 2020 season was slated for the middle of December. That never happened, nor was there any type of late winter/early spring season. This season, the sport resumed to a full season and with one week remaining in the regular season, one area team has claimed

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Cerritos claims third straight 605 league title, seventh overall in the past 16 seasons

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erritos High girls volleyball head coach David Cuthbert doesn’t like to look ahead or get too excited about his teams clinching nothing less than an outright 605 League title before the end of the regular season. His eyes, and those of his players, are locked into improving match by match and eventually finishing undefeated in league action. He said his team needs to get better and they know they need to get better. Still, after sweeping Whitney High 25-15, 25-23, 25-9 this past Tuesday at Cerritos, Cuthbert added that the last two league matches are matches they are looking to win and to get better at because he believes they need to be playing at a higher level going into the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoffs. The Lady Dons improved to 22-3 overall and are undefeated in eight league matches. Cerritos has won all 28 league contests since the formation of the 605 League with today’s road match at fifth place Pioneer High and Tuesday’s home match against last place John Glenn High standing in the way of another undefeated league campaign. “When we entered the league, that was the plan…to be the dominant team and that’s what we’ve done thus far,” Cuthbert said. “It’s still a tie; we’re not even going to talk about [clinching a tie for the league title] today. We’ll look to our next game, and we’ll look to finish the league unbeaten before we talk about league titles.” Second place Oxford Academy, which defeated Artesia High in four sets this past Tuesday, is 6-2 in league play with Artesia sitting in third place at 4-4. The Lady Dons can do no worse than share the title with Oxford Academy. “Today was actually a really good

NEWS from page 10 7. They will end the regular season at home against Whittier Christian High, ranked third in Division 4, on Tuesday before going to Heritage Christian High on Thursday. Valley Christian lost to Whittier Christian (4-2 in league) in five sets on Sept. 28. FOOTBALL Segerstrom High (1-5) @ Cerritos (2-4), Oct. 8-The Dons were dealt their fourth loss in the past five games last week in a 57-0 setback to St. Pius X-St. Matthias High. It marked the third time Cerritos has been shutout and since a 24-24 openingseason win against Buena Park High, has scored just 20 points. Segerstrom began the season with three straight losses, then knocked off Thousand Oaks High 29-28 before falling in the next two, including last week’s 27-14 affair with Laguna Beach High. Dominguez (5-1, 1-0) @ Gahr (0-4, 0-1)-One of the worst seasons in school history continues when the Gladiators host the Dons. Gahr, which was blasted by Downey High 51-0 last week, has been shutout in all four games while allowing 199 points. Dominguez is almost the opposite as be-

match despite the second set where we almost fell short,” said senior outside hitter Mikayla Guerrero. “But I’m glad our team always pushed through no matter what because coach has always told us that we always have to strive to do our very best no matter what the score is. So regardless of if that set turned out to be a loss or a win, we had to keep in mind that we have to work hard no matter what.” The first set was tied at 5-5 before a kill from sophomore middle blocker Isabella Dantzler started a scoring spree of six straight that also features three aces from freshman libero Gabriella Colombo and two straight kills from Guerrero. Whitney would not get closer than six points the remainder of the set, but it was the second set that featured the most drama in the entire match. It was tied at 2-2, 4-4 and 6-6 before the Lady Dons went up 8-6. Later, Guerrero served consecutive aces and junior outside hitter Jordynn Hollins had her sixth kill to that point to give Cerritos a 13-9 lead. But the Lady Wildcats (6-17 overall, 3-4 in league) answered with a kill from senior outside hitter Rebecca Joy Simbol and back to back aces from senior libero Ysabelle Andrion. Shortly after that, Whitney put together five straight points for the only time in the match to forge ahead at 1715. There would be four more ties and two more lead changes after that with Guerrero providing the knockout punch with her seventh kill at that point to make it 23-22, then iced the set with an ace. “It was straight up too many service errors,” Cuthbert said of the second set. “That’s what it was. We gave them…we just kept letting them off the hook. Every time we had a service run, it finished with an error that just kept letting them back in. And then as soon as the game gets to 20 [points], and it’s close…those are the dif-

fore its 54-12 loss to Warren last week, had outscored its first five opponents 245-14 with three shutouts. Garden Grove High (4-2) @ Glenn (2-4)-The Eagles dropped their fourth straight game after a 46-0 setback to Covina High last week. The Argonauts, who have already blanked Artesia and Gahr by identical 48-0 scores, shutout Godinez High 70-0 last week and are on a two-game winning streak. La Mirada (3-3, 0-0) @ Mayfair (6-0, 1-0)-The Matadores had last week off following losses at Foothill High (34-7) and Mater Dei High (58-7) and will jump right into Suburban League action against their top nemesis in league. The Monsoons are coming off a 53-0 win against Firebaugh High and have outscored their opponents 249-88. This will be La Mirada’s fourth straight road game and have not played at its home away from home, Excelsior Stadium, since Sept. 3. Norwalk (5-2, 1-0) @ Firebaugh (0-6, 0-1)-The Lancers, coming off a 49-8 win against Bellflower last week, shouldn’t have a letdown tonight as they prepare for a tougher game next week against La Mirada. Firebaugh has been outscored 221-40.

ficult games to close out, regardless of who you play and what your record is.” “I think it’s just that we let down our consistency because sometimes we just have to have that mindset of this is just like the other [games],” Guerrero said. “But we always have to keep in mind that no matter the team that we play, we always have to try our hardest and just be the best volleyball players and individuals that we can be no matter what.” Guerrero continued to say that the team was a little bit sluggish in the set, especially on defense and the Lady Dons had problems reading the Whitney hitters. By the time the match had reached the third set, it was apparent the Lady Wildcats had run out of steam. With Cerritos up 2-1, a kill from Hollins gave the serve to senior defensive specialist Mia Rodriguez and her six straight points sealed the deal. Then with Cerritos up 11-6, a serve into the net allowed senior defensive specialist Jada Ramos to serve five straight points with three of those going for aces. Rodriguez would end the match by serving five straight points as the Lady Wildcats scored consecutive points once in the third set. “I would still say Whitney played their hardest regardless,” Guerrero said. “But I would just like to say that our team knows how to finish. Despite what the score says, we know how to finish, and we know how to finish strong. Ultimately, that’s what I really like about this team, is that we’re strong no matter what.” Whitney finished the match with 23 kills and 11 aces with senior setter Isabela Esteban leading the way with six kills and a pair of aces while Simbol added five kills and three aces. Whitney has finished in second place in the first two seasons of league play but will not get to that point this season. The Lady Wildcats will host Artesia today with third place and the final automatic playoff berth on the line, then wrap up the regular season with a home match

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against Oxford Academy on Tuesday. “I was a little surprised with their record in league, but they always get up for this game,” Cuthbert said. “It’s a big deal because we’re city rivals, we’re a mile apart, the kids know each other, they’ve been to [elementary] school with each other and both teams really want to win this game. So, it always seems to bring the best out of them. They play well against us. “They passed the ball really well today, I thought,” he continued. “They made us work really hard and kept the ball alive. We had to play in multiple phases just to score a point.” Guerrero and Hollins each had 11 kills for the Lady Dons while Dantzler pitched in with half a dozen kills. Those three combined for 11 of the 13 kills the team collected in the final set. Colombo served six aces while senior setter Leanna Tolentino added five aces as Cerritos flustered Whitney to the tune of 25 aces. “Absolutely two senior leaders; two senior captains who me and the rest of our program trust them in big moments,” Cuthbert said of Guerrero and Tolentino. “What I was really pleased about with Mikayla, we talked about how we could take advantage of the way they were defending us. And she just applied it exactly how we talked about it in timeouts. With their rotational defense, it left a spot open and that’s where she just went for it.” “I would say it’s been a tough ride because me and Leanna are the only returners, but ultimately I would say our team chemistry has kept us a long way because off the court, we are really close to each other and we always know how to lift each other up,” Guerrero said. “I feel it’s carried on to the court itself and that’s why we’re able to play well together. We just know how to communicate, and we know how to really just play volleyball in general. The coaching is really good, too.”


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ation tools that are free of charge,” said Karin Mac Donald, Director of the Statewide Database. “The key to participation is access. These online tools aim to expand access to every Californian in hopes that they have the tools necessary to participate in the redistricting process.” The previously released Draw My CA Community allows users to draw a map of and respond to a few simple prompts about their Communities of Interest. When finished, users can submit community input directly to the California Citizens Redistricting Commission for consideration in the statewide redistricting process. Visit https://drawmycacommunity.org/ for a quick tutorial on creating lines for your community. Through the newly released Draw My CA Districts web application, users can create district maps throughout California and submit those maps directly to the Commission. Visit https://drawmycadistricts.org/ for a quick tutorial on creating lines for your district. Today’s release of the Draw My CA QGIS plugin allows users to download a California redistricting application to their own computer. With this plugin, users can create redistricting plans for California and submit those maps directly to the Commission while having access to a full GIS platform. To learn more about these tools, please visit https://drawmycalifornia.org/.

said in the written staff report. This includes cigarettes, cigars and vaping products, he added. The ban will have no effect on existing shops. Councilman Erik Lutz proposed the idea at the Aug. 24 council meeting. “I want to prevent smoke shops. The current ones are okay, but when you reach saturation, I don’t think that’s how we want our city to look.” City Attorney Arnold Alvarez-Glasman said can extend the moratorium for six months at a later time. That will give city staff time to draw up new rules, City Manager Steve Carmona said. Currently smoke shops are allowed in the city. The City is not only concerned with the effects that smoke shops have on the community's efforts to prevent underaged smoking, but equally concerned about the higher rate of violent crimes asscoiated with the presence of smoke shops. University studies have found that smoke shops in South Los Angeles were associated with high levels of violent and property crimes around their locations. The same study recommended cities institute regulation and control policies regarding smoke shops to help address such issues.

comment by Yoo made was about Latinos, a statement that even shocked the rightwingers at the meeting. The discussion was about education and the effect it has on livelihoods, with Yoo pushing after-school tutoring, which is a conflict of interest; Yoo owns a tutoring company in Cerritos. “I would ask them [Latinos] to stop having Quinceaneras [which is a traditional celebration for fifteen year old girls, completely paid by sponsors], and stop going on vacation and save their money for tutoring.” An audible gasp was heard from the room. When contacted by HMG-CN about the comments, Yoo wrote, “I have seen and personally known economically disadvantaged Asian immigrant families who sacrificed and placed top priority on their children’s education and reaped the benefit. This benefit is not limited by race. Anyone can benefit if they study hard. My intention was to share this with parents of all backgrounds. The problem is that not everyone has the financial means to access these programs. This is when I gave the example about vacations and celebrations. My point was to adjust spending budgets and divert it towards education.” Yoo deflected from answering about discussions concerning Critical Race Theory at the meeting and talked about other subjects, one was Sex Education. “ I am very thankful that I attended the meeting on September 15th, because the presentation regarding Comprehensive Sex Education is true for other districts and even our neighboring districts; I was approached by many parents from our District.” Yoo ended by referring to questions about the ABC Teacher’s Union donation to Critical Race Theory Advocacy, “I answered that our Teacher’s Union President Ray Gaer’s primary focus is on retaining substitute teachers because of shortages across the state.” Gaer has nothing to do with retaining or hiring substitute teachers, that job is done by the ABCUSD’s Human Resource Department. The board learned of the incidents, but only ABC Trustee Dr. Chris Apodaca took action. During his Board Report Tuesday night Dr. Apodaca said, “two weeks ago when the issue came up about your statements,

LEGAL NOTICES CITY OF COMMERCE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE TO REPEAL ORDINANCE NO. 722 RELATED TO APPLICATION NO. 18-052 Pursuant to California Government Code §§ 65867, 65090, and 6061, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A PUBLIC HEARING to be held on October 19, 2021 before the City Council of the City of Commerce for the consideration of a First Reading of an Uncodified Ordinance to repeal Ordinance No. 722. This action is a follow-up to the City Council’s action to disqualify Application No. 18-052 on July 7, 2020 for failure to pay all fees required by the City’s Commercial Cannabis Program. Project Description: The Uncodified Ordinance before the City Council would repeal Ordinance No. 722. Ordinance No. 722 was previously adopted in relation to Development Agreement 722 and Application No. 18-052. The applicant failed to perform and execute Development Agreement 722. The related application was disqualified by City Council action on July 7, 2020 for failure to pay all fees required by the City’s Commercial Cannabis Program. Notice of Disqualification was issued in accordance to Commerce Municipal Code Section 5.61.090(c)(3), which provides that the City reserves the right to reject any application, at any time within, or in between, the three phases, for failure to pay any and all fees required by the City’s Commercial Cannabis Program before, up to, and/or through, the three phase application process. This action would repeal Ordinance No. 722 in order to purge the City’s records of an ordinance related to an applicant that was disqualified and no longer a part of the City’s Commercial Cannabis Program due to non-performance. Affected Locations: The application was previously approved for Commercial Cannabis Activity at 5350 East Washington Boulevard in Commerce, CA. The applicant also expressed interest in locating the contemplated project at 5333 East Slauson Avenue, Commerce CA. Environmental Determination: The request for an Ordinance to Repeal Ordinance 722 has been determined to be exempt from environmental review pursuant to the guidelines of the California Environmental Quality Act (Pub. Res. Code, § 21080, subd. (b)(9); Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, Ch. 3, § 15321 [Class 21, “Enforcement Actions by Regulatory Agencies”]). This section specifically applies to actions by regulatory agencies to enforce or revoke a lease, permit, license, certificate, or other entitlement for use issued, adopted, or prescribed by the regulatory agency or enforcement of a law, general rule, standard, or objective, administered or adopted by the regulatory agency. In this case, the action is to repeal an Ordinance related to a Commercial Cannabis Permit Application. MEETING OF THE CITY OF COMMERCE CITY COUNCIL SAID PUBLIC HEARING MEETING: A virtual meeting will be held via Teleconference during a City Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., at which time proponents and opponents of the Ordinance to repeal Ordinance No. 722 will be heard. Further, in the interest of maintaining appropriate social distancing, and restricting gatherings of over ten (10) people, due to the health risks associated with COVID-19 pursuant to Federal, State and County orders, directives and/or guidelines, this meeting is closed to the public and will instead be streamed live, accessible at www.ci.commerce.ca.us. Said meeting will be held in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act and AB 361, which allows a local legislative body to hold public meetings via teleconferencing and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and to address the local legislative body, provided the legislative body adopts a resolution making certain findings. On October 5, 2021, the City Council adopted a resolution making the required findings to continue holding remote City Council meetings. Accordingly, members of the public may participate telephonically by calling and submitting their comments at 323-887-4442. Members of the public may also submit written comments through email at cityclerk@ci.commerce.ca.us or by accessing the meeting via Zoom. Details for participating in the City Council meeting via Zoom will be published when the City Council agenda is posted, no less than 72 hours prior to said meeting. Per Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the above-listed item in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing meeting and during the comment period described in this notice in written correspondence delivered to the city office, at, or prior to, the public hearing.

WHITE SUPREMACIST Gracey Van De Merke (l) with ABCUSD Board VP Soo Yoo and Board Member Michael Eugenio. Behind them is the State's Education Seal with a red line through the center. the board did not say or do anything. I reached out and asked her [Yoo] did you say this? Yoo sent letters, called, texted, emailed, it was my intention to have a conversation with her. But now I don’t want to talk to her after someone played an audio of a long-time employee of the District who was crying during public comment, worried about her job. When the woman was crying, you [Yoo] had her physically removed from the room, you didn’t understand your actions then and you don’t understand [your actions at the Van De Merke meeting] now.” Apodaca ended saying, “You need to resign.” Board President Sophia Tse was so upset during Dr. Apodaca’s report, she left the room for a few minutes, but Tse was apparently not upset enough; Tse did not allow a censure vote to come to the floor. According to attendees, Clerk of the Board Ernie Nishi was the only other Board Member to speak on the issue saying, “we need to move on from this.” President Tse, Olga Rios [who is Latino], Brad Beach, and Michael Eugenio, who attended the Van De Merke meeting with Yoo, declined to comment about Yoo's actions.

LEGAL NOTICES CITY OF COMMERCE, NOTICE INVITING FORMAL BIDS LAKE ARROWHEAD CAMP COMMERCE POOL AND SPA REPLASTERING PROJECT NO. 2021-24F PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Commerce invites electronic bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids through City’s PlanetBids Portal by clicking on the following link: https://pbsystem.planetbids.com/portal/32906/portal-home, up to the hour of 2:00 PM on November 3, 2021. The bids received will be publicly opened approximately 15 minutes after the bid submittal deadline in the City Hall. Non-Mandatory pre bid meeting at Project Site located at 465 CA-173, Cedar Glen, CA 92321 is scheduled on: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 1:00 pm. Copies of the Bid Specifications and Contract Documents can be downloaded from City’s Planetbids portal. Bids must be accompanied by a bid bond, made payable to the City of COMMERCE for an amount no less than ten percent (10%) of the bid amount. Each Bidder shall possess a valid Class B, or Class C-35, or Class C-53. Contractor’s license issued by the California State Contractors License Board at the time of the Bid submission This project is subject to the requirements of SB 854. Prevailing wages shall be paid to all workers in accordance with California Labor Code 1771. The successful Contractor and his subcontractors will be required to possess business licenses from the City. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of 60 calendar days. Any contract entered into pursuant to this notice shall become effective or enforceable against the City of COMMERCE only when the formal written contract has been duly executed by the appropriate officers of the City. All questions regarding this bid shall be uploaded to PlanetBids, no later than 5 working days prior to the specified Bid Opening Date. BY ORDER of the City of Commerce, California.

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To advertise call 562-407-3873 LosCerritosNews.net 13 selves and their families at a fair, living Orange County residents most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” she ex- wage.” Corps members typically come from plained. “During their time supporting low-income households, and the majority these operations, Corps members and Vesta Foodservice is headquartered in Southern staff dedicated more than 180,000 hours are people of color, according to Muñiz. -“When young adults come to us, we California and for over 25 years a leader in food to help Orange County residents disservice distribution of fresh produce, dairy and tributing more than 25 million pounds work to onboard them into our organiza- specialty grocery items with positive growth over of food throughout the region and sup- tion in a way that best fits their needs and the past 15 years, 500+ employees covering specific ported the completion of approximately helps them achieve their future goals,” distribution areas of California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. 6,000 COVID-19 tests a day at the Or- she said. “Through our conservationAt Vesta Foodservice you will be working with driven workforce development and edu- some of the most prestigious Chef's and Food and ange County testing sites.” “When vaccines arrived, OCCC was cational programs, we train Corps mem- Beverage Professionals at some of the finest food there to support the county's first distri- bers with a skillset they can utilize in service and hospitality locations in the world. bution site,” Muñiz added. “Through future jobs, setting them up for success. Vesta Foodservice is seeking an these efforts, our Corps members gained This development is accomplished while energetic, experienced, self-motivated valuable career skills to provide for them- providing them a living wage that helps individuals for NIGHT WAREHOUSE them support themselves and their fami- positions at our distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, CA. lies while training in our programs.” Over the past 28 years, OCCC has Requirements: provided paid job training support to Proof of COVID-19 VACCINATION Required to more than 9,000 young adults and their work •Be able to work in a cooler/cold warehouse families. Through workforce develop- environment ment, they strive to provide Corps mem- •Willing to pull & set-up orders via manual pallet bers with the skillset and education need- jacks and/or hand trucks •Able to lift up to 50 pounds ed to set themselves up for success in the •Work with a sense of urgency & handle pressure to future. meet deadlines “We accomplish this while instilling •Cross train and assist Operations Team with various duties a solid work ethic, building4 self-worth, Los Cerritos Community News - LosCerritosNews.net •Stand-up/Sitting Forklift Certification a plus To advertise call 562newsp of community newspapers across the and providing the necessary experience, •Willing to work overtime if necessary ! econom nation. These outlets are critical to in a Drug Free Environment educational services, and job skills to"! en- •Able to work conseq our democracy. When they can no % a flexible small p longerschedule afford to continue reporting, •Able to work with variable days sure they become successful # in the work- >% afloat communities lose a vital watchdog and off reporte business is hidden from force,” Muñiz explained. “Our Corps •Basic to Excellentgovernment Math view. Skills public public BY DAVID CHAVERN Th Right now, many communities with an excellent attitude. members earn a fair living wage while •Be a Team Player throughout to digi California are suffering You’d be hard pressed to find an new m the loss of their watchdogs. More than building vital job skills thatindustry will that often hasn’t been negatively to thei dozen newspapers have suspended Pay startsaoperations at $19.00 per hour or by the coronavirus pandemic. turn to in the last five months, with lead to full-time employmentimpacted opportuniBut when it comes to news publishing, crisis. more if you have Foodservice Experience more planning to close in the coming the virus has accelerated some difficult disenfr months. ties when they leave our program.” trends, especially for small community

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APN: 6388-008-026 TS No: CA07000250-19-1 TO No: 190710031 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED December 22, 2015. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 18, 2021 at 09:00 AM, Vineyard Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on December 31, 2015 as Instrument No. 20151648724, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by EDUARDO CONTRERAS, A SINGLE MAN AND JANETE BAEZA A SINGLE WOMAN, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, as nominee for GOLDEN EMPIRE MORTGAGE, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 9070 LEMORAN AVENUE, DOWNEY, CA 90240 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $431,965.66 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee's Sale or visit the Internet Website address www.Auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA07000250-19-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Website. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Notice to Tenant NOTICE TO TENANT FOR FORECLOSURES AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021 You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call www.Auction.com, or visit this internet website https://tracker.auction.com/sb1079/, using the file number assigned to this case CA07000250-19-1 to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. Date: September 21, 2021 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA0700025019-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone:949-252-8300 TDD: 866-660-4288 Amy Lemus, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Auction.

com at 800.280.2832 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. Order Number 77682, Pub Dates: 10/1/2021, 10/8/2021, 10/15/2021, LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No :2021-01343 Loan No. :SLS103719 APN: 7005-010-050 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/27/2019. 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 a 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 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 of 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: CHANTEL A. TOLMAIRE, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE VALERIE R. TOLMAIRE REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JANUARY 14, 2008 Duly Appointed Trustee: SUPERIOR LOAN SERVICING Recorded 10/17/2019 as Instrument No. 20191106512 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 10/22/2021 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: S720,054.97 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 16402 HOLMES PLACE Cerritos, Ca 90703 A.P.N.: 7005-010-050 "As Is Where Is" 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.servicelinkASAP.com, using the file number assigned to this case 2021-01343. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an "eligible tenant buyer," you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an "eligible bidder," you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (714) 7302727, or visit this internet website www.servicelinkASAP.com, using the file number assigned to this case 2021-01343 to find the date on which the trustee's sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee's sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee's sale. If you think you may qualify as an "eligible tenant buyer" or "eligible bidder," you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. Date: 9/21/21 SUPERIOR LOAN SERVICING, BY ASSET DEFAULT MANAGEMENT, INC., AS AGENT FOR TRUSTEE 7525 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Canoga Park, California 91303 Sale Line: (714) 7302727 Julie TaberdZ Sr. Trustee Sale Officer A-4735519 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021, 10/15/2021 T.S. No.: 9462-6677 TSG Order No.: 200268619-CA-VOI A.P.N.: 7054-026-047 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/08/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Affinia Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 07/23/2008 as Document No.: 20081317446, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: KENNETH A MCDONALD, BENNY J MCDONALD, KENNETH MCDONALD, TRUSTEE OF THE MCDONALD FAMILY TRUST DATE 10/26/2001, BENNY J MCDONALD TRUSTEE OF THE MCDONALD FAMILY TRUST DATED 10/26/2001, as Trustor,

CITY OF PICO RIVERA NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING FOR A 10 MONTH 15 DAY EXTENSION OF URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 1143 PROHIBITING THE ESTABLISHMENT, RELOCATION AND EXPANSION OF CAR WASH BUSINESSES IN THE COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL, GENERAL COMMERCIAL AND COMMERCIAL MANUFACTURING ZONES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the City of Pico Rivera City Council to review and obtain public comment on extending Urgency Ordinance No. 1143 for a period not to exceed 10 months 15 days per Government Code 65858. On September 14, 2021, Urgency Ordinance No. 1143 was adopted by the City Council to prohibit the establishment, relocation and expansion of car wash businesses in the Community Commercial, General Commercial and Commercial manufacturing zones. The Urgency Ordinance will allot City staff time to conduct research on the impacts of car washes on the community. WHEN: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 TIME:

6:00 P.M.

WHERE:

City Hall Council Chambers 6615 Passons Boulevard Pico Rivera, CA 90660

MAIL: PO Box 1016

TELEPHONE:

(562) 801-4332

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Certain provisions of the Brown Act are temporarily waived pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20 and N-2920. In the interest of public health and safety, City Hall facilities are temporarily closed to the public until further notice. City Council meetings can be viewed live on CTV-3 and by visiting the City’s website at www.pico-rivera. org. From the City’s main webpage, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on CTV-3 live stream. To submit a public comment pertaining to this hearing, an email may be sent to the City Clerk’s Office at publiccomments@pico-rivera.org prior to 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Please provide your full name and reference the following subject matter: “URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 1143 – CAR WASH MORATORIUM” PERSONS INTERESTED IN THIS MATTER are invited to attend this hearing to express their opinion on the above matter. If you challenge the Urgency Ordinance in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Pico Rivera, or prior to, the public hearing. Community and Economic Development Department Posting Date: October 15, 2021 ********************************************************************************* In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Pico Rivera is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for a person with a disability. Please contact Anna M. Jerome at (562) 801-4389 if special program accommodations are necessary and/or if program information is needed in an alternative format. Special requests must be made in a reasonable amount of time in order that accommodations can be arranged. Published at Los Cerritos Community News 10/8/21

WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the attached legal description. Sale Date & Time: 10/26/2021 at 10:00 AM Sale Location: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 12117 CANDOR DRIVE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $97,227.57 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this internet website, www.nationwideposting.com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9462-6677. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet website. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call 916-939-0772, or visit this internet website www.nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case, 9462-6677, to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. 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. Affinia Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 833-290-7452 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: www. nationwideposting.com or Call: 916-939-0772. Affinia Default Services, LLC, Samantha Snyder, Foreclosure Associate This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. However, if you have received a discharge of the debt referenced herein in a bankruptcy proceeding, this is not an attempt to impose personal liability upon you for payment of that debt. In the event you have received a bankruptcy discharge, any action to enforce the debt will be taken against the property only. LEGAL DESCRIPTION LOT 27, OF TRACT NO. 30606 AS SHOWN ON MAP FILED IN BOOK 810 OF MAPS, PAGE(S) 86-87 IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY. EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL MINERALS, GAS, OIL AND HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES IN AND UNDER SAID LAND BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET, BUT WITHOUT THE TIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY. NPP0396076 To: LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 10/01/2021, 10/08/2021, 10/15/2021 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LOUIS REYES MARTINEZ AKA LOUIS R. MARTINEZ CASE NO. 21STPB08797 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of LOUIS REYES MARTINEZ AKA LOUIS R. MARTINEZ. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by RACHEL THERESA MARTINEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that RACHEL THERESA MARTINEZ 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: 10/29/21 at 8:30AM in Dept. 2D 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 the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner PAUL HORN, ESQ. - SBN 243227 PAUL HORN LAW GROUP, PC 11404 SOUTH STREET CERRITOS CA 90703 9/24, 10/1, 10/8/21 CNS-3510924# COMMERCE COMMUNITY NEWS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2021191893 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: COOLEM, 9818 S. 8TH AVE. INGLEWOOD, CA., 90305. REGISTERED OWNER: ISHMUN LEROY BROWN II, 9818 S. 8TH AVE. INGLEWOOD, CA., 90305. . THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS AN INDIVIDUAL. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 8/2021. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ ISHMUN LEROY BROWN II. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 8/25/21. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. 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 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 9/17, 9/24 10/1, 10/8/21.

Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at location indicated: 10753 Artesia Blvd. Cerritos, Ca 90703 on October 18th, 2021 at 11:00am Justin Dahl, Mattress, boxes with household items - Kenya Watts, Household items - Paul Kiefer, Household items - Paris Capile, Refrigerator, boxes, clothes, TV - Jarrett Kendig, Tile. The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures.com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. Published at LCCN on 10/01/2021 and 10/08/2021

CITY OF PICO RIVERA NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING FOR A 10 MONTH 15 DAY EXTENSION OF URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 1143 PROHIBITING THE ESTABLISHMENT, RELOCATION AND EXPANSION OF CAR WASH BUSINESSES IN THE COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL, GENERAL COMMERCIAL AND COMMERCIAL MANUFACTURING ZONES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the City of Pico Rivera City Council to review and obtain public comment on extending Urgency Ordinance No. 1143 for a period not to exceed 10 months 15 days per Government Code 65858. On September 14, 2021, Urgency Ordinance No. 1143 was adopted by the City Council to prohibit the establishment, relocation and expansion of car wash businesses in the Community Commercial, General Commercial and Commercial manufacturing zones. The Urgency Ordinance will allot City staff time to conduct research on the impacts of car washes on the community. WHEN: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 TIME:

6:00 P.M.

WHERE:

City Hall Council Chambers 6615 Passons Boulevard Pico Rivera, CA 90660

MAIL: PO Box 1016

TELEPHONE:

(562) 801-4332

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Certain provisions of the Brown Act are temporarily waived pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20 and N-2920. In the interest of public health and safety, City Hall facilities are temporarily closed to the public until further notice. City Council meetings can be viewed live on CTV-3 and by visiting the City’s website at www.pico-rivera. org. From the City’s main webpage, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on CTV-3 live stream. To submit a public comment pertaining to this hearing, an email may be sent to the City Clerk’s Office at publiccomments@pico-rivera.org prior to 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Please provide your full name and reference the following subject matter: “URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 1143 – CAR WASH MORATORIUM” PERSONS INTERESTED IN THIS MATTER are invited to attend this hearing to express their opinion on the above matter. If you challenge the Urgency Ordinance in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Pico Rivera, or prior to, the public hearing. Community and Economic Development Department Posting Date: October 15, 2021 ********************************************************************************* In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Pico Rivera is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for a person with a disability. Please contact Anna M. Jerome at (562) 801-4389 if special program accommodations are necessary and/or if program information is needed in an alternative format. Special requests must be made in a reasonable amount of time in order that accommodations can be arranged. Published at Los Cerritos Community News 10/8/21


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CITY OF CERRITOS, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, NOTICE TO BIDDERS OF THE CITYWIDE WATER FEATURE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, BID NO. 1443-21 Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Cerritos, County of Los Angeles, State of California, hereby invites sealed bids for the following project: Project Identification: CITYWIDE WATER FEATURE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR BID NO. 1443-21 Project Description: The work or improvement to be performed consists of providing all labor, material, tools and equipment necessary for but are not limited to, preventative monthly maintenance of all Water Features in the City of Cerritos. Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference:10:00 a.m., October 13, 2021, Cerritos City Hall, 18125 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, California 90703 Bids must be received on or before: 11:00 a.m., October 27, 2021. Place of bid receipt: Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, First Floor, Cerritos, California 90703, Bids must be marked: “CITYWIDE WATER FEATURE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, BID NO. 1443-21” All bids shall be made on the form furnished by the City and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time in the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, City Hall. The City will hold a mandatory pre-bid conference for the CITYWIDE WATER FEATURE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, BID NO. 1443-21 at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Cerritos City Hall, 18125 Bloomfield Ave, California, 90703, Obtaining Contract Documents: A compact disc with a set of Contract Documents, including the plans and specifications, may be purchased at the Engineering Division of the City of Cerritos for $10.00 ($15.00 if mailing is requested). There will be no refund for return of the Contract Documents. Return of such documents is not required. Each bid shall be accompanied by bid security referred to in the Contract Documents and by a list of proposed subcontractors. Evidence of insurance, labor and materials bond as specified in the Contract Documents will be required prior to execution of the contract. In accordance with Public Contract Code section 22300, the bidder who is awarded the contract may substitute securities for retention moneys withheld by a public agency to ensure performance under the contract. The procedure and requirements for substituting said securities is set forth in Public Contract Code section 22300, which is incorporated by this reference s set forth therein.The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or portions thereof, or to waive any informality or irregularity in a bid to the extent allowed by law. No bid will be accepted from a contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the California Business and Professions Code. The contractor must possess a license of the following classification at the time the contract is awarded (and must maintain this license classification through completion of the project): A and C53 and D35, or B and C53 and D35. The bidder's attention is also directed to Section 7028.15 of the Business and Professions Code for further reference. Only a contractor or subcontractor who currently is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to bid on public works contracts in California pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5, shall be permitted to submit or be listed on a bid. No bid shall be accepted, nor any contract or subcontract entered into, without proof of the contractor or subcontractor’s current registration to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the California Labor Code, the DIR has determined the general prevailing rate of wages and employer payments for health and welfare, vacations, pensions and similar purposes applicable to the work to be done. These rates shall be the minimum rates for this project. Copies of the prevailing wage rates are on file at City Hall, located at 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California, 90703, and shall be available to any interested party upon request. In addition, rates may be obtained by visiting http://www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/pwd/, calling the DIR, Division of Labor Statistics and Research’s Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4774, faxing the Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4771, or writing to: DIR, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, Prevailing Wage Unit, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA, 94142. The contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and the subcontractors under him, must pay not less than these rates for this area to all workers employed in the execution of the contract. The bidder’s attention is further directed to Section 9204 of the Public Contract code regarding the claims esolution process for all public works projects. Any dispute or claim against the City under a public works project shall be processed in accordance with Section 9204 of the Public Contract code and any other applicable law. By order of the City of Cerritos. Dated/posted/published: October 8, 2021 Published at Los Cerritos Community News 10/8/21 NOTICE INVITING BIDS ANNUAL SIGNING AND STRIPING IMPROVEMENTS Project number: 50053 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Pico Rivera, California (“City”) invites sealed Bids for the Project. The City will receive such Bids at the City Clerk’s office, City Hall, 6615 Passons Boulevard, Pico Rivera, California 90660 up to 2:00 p.m. on October 21, 2021, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. All Bids must be made on the form furnished by the City. Each Bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to the City Clerk with the Project name and identification number typed or clearly printed on the lower left corner of the envelope. Bids must remain valid and shall not be subject to withdrawal for 90 calendar days after the Bid opening date. SCOPE OF WORK. The Project includes, without limitation, furnishing all necessary labor, materials, equipment and other incidental and appurtenant Work necessary to satisfactorily complete the Project as more specifically described in the Contract Documents. Time for completion of the Work is twelve (12) total Working Days from the date specified in the Notice to Proceed and shall be inclusive of the procurement time to furnish and install all materials associated with this project. OBTAINING BID DOCUMENTS. Bidders may obtain free copies of the Plans, Specifications, and other Contract Documents online by visiting http://www.pico-rivera.org/rfps/. Hard copies of the Contract Documents are not available at this time. LICENSES. Each Bidder shall possess either of (a) a valid Class “A” Contractor’s license (b) a valid Class “B” Contractor’s license and combination of Class “C32” (c) Any of the above stated “C” licenses held by the prime issued by the California State Contractors License Board necessary for the performance of all Work to be performed at the time of the Bid submission. The successful Contractor must also possess a current City business license. MATERIALS SUBSTITUTIONS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. Bidders are required to e-mail their questions or equivalent material or substitution request of construction materials to the City Project Manager until 4:00 pm on or before October 15, 2021. Any questions or equivalent material or substitution request of construction materials submitted after October 15, 2021 will not be answered. Questions and answers and/or any responses to material substitution request will be issued by October 18, 2021 as an addendum via e-mail to all plan holders prior to bid opening, Bidders shall acknowledge receipt of all addenda documentation (if any) with the submitted bid proposal. Contractor shall not be allowed to make substitution or equal and/or equivalent request of construction material after October 15, 2021. CITY PROJECT MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION: Name: Nadia Carrasco Contact Number: 562-801-4221 E-mail address: ncarrasco@pico-rivera.org By:

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CITY OF PICO RIVERA NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND OF A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING A PROPOSED SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO THE 2019-2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAMS Hearing Date: Time: Place:

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 6:00 p.m. Members of the public wishing to observe the meeting may do so in one of the following ways: (1) Turn your TV to Channel 3; (2) City’s website at http://www.pico-rivera.org/depts/admin/pio/programming.asp; (3) Email public comments to publiccomments@pico-rivera.org prior to 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting

Description: Consider a substantial amendment to the 2019-2020 Action Plan. The 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan, which sets forth specific activities and expenditures using funds received through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), was adopted by the City Council on June 11, 2019. When a substantial change (i.e. adding an activity, canceling an activity or redirecting funds) is proposed to the City Action Plan, the City requires that the public be notified and a Public Hearing be held to allow the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed substantial changes. Proposed Amendment to the FY 2019/2020 Action Plan CDBG-CV3 Program: The City is proposing to program funds under the CDBG-CARES (CV-3) program. The City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the modification in activity funding levels for programs. The following programs may be added, increased, reduced, or eliminated:

Availability of Document for Public Comment: The City of Pico Rivera encourages citizen participation in the planning process. A Public Hearing regarding this proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2019-2020 Action Plan will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6:00 p.m. via Channel 3 and City’s website as noted above. The public has thirty (30) days to comment on the proposed substantial amendment for the November 9, 2021 hearing. A copy of the Plan is on file and available for public review at the City’s webpage listed below:

http://www.pico-rivera.org/depts/ced/housing/default.asp

Members of the public wishing to make public comments may do so via email to the City Clerk at the email listed below:

publiccomments@pico-rivera.org

For more information, call Julia Gonzalez, Deputy Director of Community & Economic Development Department at (562) 801-4447 or via e-mail at juliagonzalez@pico-rivera.org. PERSONS INTERESTED IN THIS MATTER are invited to provide comments prior to the hearing via the email provided above. If you challenge the above referenced materials in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Pico Rivera City Clerk at, or prior to, the public hearing. Published: October 8, 2021 ******************************************************************************** In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Pico Rivera is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for a person with a disability. Please contact Anna Jerome at (562) 801-4389 if special program accommodations are necessary and/or if program information is needed in an alternative format. Special requests must be made in a reasonable amount of time in order that accommodations can be arranged. Published at Los Cerritos Community News 10/8/21 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. 66628-EK (1) Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named Seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made on personal property hereinafter described (2) The name and business addresses of the seller are: DETAILS CARWASH AND LUBE, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 21011 PIONEER BL, LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 (3) The location in California of the chief executive office of the Seller is: SAME AS ABOVE (4) The names and business address of the Buyer(s) are: 21011 PIONEER BLVD INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 1590 SUNLAND LANE, COSTA MESA, CA 92626 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT, TRADENAME, GOODWILL, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE of that certain business located at: 21011 PIONEER BL, LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 (6) The business name used by the seller(s) at said location is: DETAILS CARWASH AND LUBE (7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is OCTOBER 26, 2021 at the office of: UNITED ESCROW CO, 3440 WILSHIRE BLVD, #600, LOS ANGELES, CA 90010, Escrow No. 66628-EK, Escrow Officer: EUNICE KO (8) Claims may be filed with Same as “7” above (9) The last day for filing claims is: OCTOBER 25, 2021. (10) This 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: SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 TRANSFEREES: 21011 PIONEER BLVD INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION ORD-500667 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 10/8/21 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: OREN D. NUSSBAUM CASE NO. 21STPB09563 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of OREN D. NUSSBAUM. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JOHANNA M. NUSSBAUM in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JOHANNA M. NUSSBAUM be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with full authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 11/5/2021 at 8:30 AM in Department 4 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Stanley Mosk Courthouse-Central Probate IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Published at La Mirada Lamplighter – 10/8, 10/15, 10/22/21 ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: James Goodwin, Esq., Bar # 045248 Goodwin Brown Gross & Lovelace, LLP 4350 La Jolla Village Dr., Suite 350 San Diego, Ca., 92122 jgoodwin@goodwinbrownlaw.com (858) 750-3580


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