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Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in Los Angeles County Increased by 76% in 2020 The L.A. County Commission on Human Relations' special report collected data from the L.A. County Sheriffs.

1st CEB, Jim Edwards Memorial Golf Tournament THE EVENT raised over $17,000 and will be used to provide Welcome Home Bags, Deployment Bags, and Baby Bags, as well as funds for the Marines to use for activities and events at Camp Pendleton.

Through Hardship Emerges Achievement BY VALERIE MARTINEZ In the span of two years, California High School senior Elizabeth “Lizzie” Guzman lost both of her parents as her mother succumbed to pancreatic cancer and her father was inElizabeth Guzman carcerated. With help from her maternal grandparents and aunt – who became her caretakers – Guzman found the moti-

vation to work through her grief and excel in school, becoming a star student at Cal High. “I reached a point sophomore year where I wanted to give up and almost did,” Guzman said. “But my family helped me push myself so that I could do something with my life.” After moving to her new home, Guzman was faced with the decision of changing schools or staying at California High School. Ultimately, she requested to remain a part of the Cal High family, where she has

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Commerce Renews Successful Prevention and Intervention Program BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Since 1987, Commerce has used the Prevention and Intervention Program [PIP] which has been an important factor in the deterrence of delinquent activity throughout the City of Commerce. The program has been instrumental in undermining gang activity in the community that poses a danger to Commerce residents. A PIP Officer is assigned from East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and Social Services personnel from Los Angeles, forming a collaborative network of people

and agencies that expedite the response to potential volatile situations. When appropriate, the assigned officer has temporarily removed delinquent youth from the community, and exercised authority as a Court Agent. The contract allows the Officer to monitor adults who are on probation. This program serves to assist in reducing incidents of truancy, delinquency and other serious behavioral problems and has statutory authority pursuant of the Penal Code to intervene and provide certain expertise and re-

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Human Remains Found In Cerritos BY BRIAN HEWS This past Tuesday, human remains were found on the Bloomfield Avenue westbound on-ramp to the 91 freeway. The body was in a state of decomposition, and detectives were called at 7:38 p.m. to the area where they found the remains, said Deputy Miguel Meza of the Sheriff's Information Bureau. But the human remains were found on property belonging to the State of California so

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Anti-Asian hate crimes in Los Angeles County increased by 76% in 2020 compared to 2019 — from 25 to 44, the largest number of such crimes reported since 2001, according to a county report released Wednesday. The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations' special report collected data from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, more than 40 city police departments, dozens of police agencies at schools, colleges, universities and trained community-based organizations. Since 1980, the LACCHR has collected hate-crime data and issued an annual Hate Crime Report, encompassing all reported hate crimes in the county. This year's is scheduled to be released next month — with Wednesday's special report on anti-Asian hate crimes one element of that wider survey. Among the significant findings: Specific Asian nationalities and ethnicities were the targets

of hate. Most slurs were antiChinese, but anti-Japanese and anti-Asian Indian hate crimes also occurred. Among the victims were people of Korean, Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Guatemalan ethnicity. In 10 of the anti-Asian hate crimes (23%), the suspects explicitly blamed the victims for COVID-19. The median age of victims increased from 30 to 41 from year to year. Half of the victims were over 40, including two seniors. In 2019, there were no victims of hate crimes over 40. The rate of hate crimes that were violent was 76% in 2019 and 77% in 2020 — significantly higher compared to prior years. It was 58% in 2018. There was a tripling in the number of female victims of anti-Asian hate crime compared to the previous year, rising to nearly half of all victims. In cases in which the race of the suspect was known, whites comprised 42% of anti-Asian hate crime suspects, followed by Latino/a (36%) suspects and African American (19%) suspects. "This last finding is particularly important," said Robin Toma, the LACCHR's executive director. "Contrary to impressions

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RAISING FUNDS TO FIGHT POLIO RIDE ON: La Mirada Rotarian Paul Milward rides in an Arizona event November 20 in honor of his father Charles Milward, who suffered from childhood polio. Diego DeLama will be riding too. See page 2.


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a Mirada Rotarians Paul Milward and Diego De Lama will cycle in the Tour de Tucson to raise funds to end polio and is requesting donations to fight the preventable disease that continues to paralyze children. Milward has raised thousands of dollars over the years for the fight against polio. He has travelled several times to Tucson, Arizona at his own expense, to ride in the annual Tour de Tucson ride against polio. Milward will ride the 57-mile course as a tribute to the memory of his father, Charles Milward, a Santa Fe Springs businessman who suffered from the effects of childhood polio. Milward has overcome two serious cycling accidents resulting in a broken shoulder and hip in recent years to return to cycling form. Last year another deadly disease, Covid-19, interrupted plans to ride in Tucson. This year he’ll be back on his bicycle to join hundreds of Rotarians expected to ride in the event. Joining Milward in the fight against polio will be Diego De Lama, former president of the Rotary Club of La Mirada. De Lama, an avid cyclist, rode in the Tour de Tucson in 2019. A State Farm Insurance Agent based in Santa Fe Springs, he enjoys this important community service project, and the thought of helping keep children around the world healthy. “No child should have to suffer from this terrible disease,” says Milward. “While polio is now largely unseen in the United States, it is really just a plane ride away from our shores.” “In order to prevent new cases of this debilitating disease, Rotary works to eradicate polio in nations where it still exists,” adds Rotarian Christopher Robinson, M.D. “Rotary and the medical community stress the importance of continuing preventative inoculations in our country.” “Eradication of polio has been Rotary’s

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ROTARY CLUB MEMBERS from around the globe who have helped raise more than $58-million by riding in the annual Tour de Tucson ride in Arizona. La Mirada Rotarians Paul Milward and Diego DeLama will be riding in the event November 20 in honor of his father Charles Milward, who suffered from the effects of childhood polio.

Riding to End PolioLa Mirada Rotarians Ride to Raise Funds to Fight the Disease top priority since 1985, and its progress towards this goal has been remarkable,” says Rotarian Russell Hall. “Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly years ago, the number of polio cases has plummeted and there are only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where polio remains endemic.” “Rotarians are widely known as ‘People of Action’, and both Paul Milward and Diego De Lama are showing us all how to live up to this reputation,” says current Rotary Club of La Mirada President Ray Fernandez. “We encourage La Mirada residents who can to donate to support this important cause.” More than 16 million children around the world are estimated to be walking because of the success of the polio vaccine.

Rotary International cyclists began riding in El Tour de Tucson in 2009. Rotarians riding in the race and in gyms and health clubs around the world over the past 11 years, have raised over $58-million dollars, including the Gates Foundation match, toward the eradication of polio. The annual Ride To End Polio is hosted by Rotary District 5500 which includes over 50 Rotary clubs in Southern Arizona. Since it costs approximately $3 to fully protect a child against polio, Rotary estimates participating cyclists have raised enough money to protect nearly 20-million children. Other organizations partnering in the fight to end polio are: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the World Health Organization

(WHO) and the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF). To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, experts have said $5.1 billion is needed to eradicate polio by 2026. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. In fact, the Covid-19 pandemic temporarily brought some polio vaccination programs to a halt last year. As a result, there were 1,226 cases of polio worldwide last year, compared with 138 in 2018. Overall, Rotary has contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this parayzing disease since 1985. The Rotary Club of La Mirada and the local community have actively supported the campaign against polio. Contributions to end polio can be sent to the Rotary Club of La Mirada at P.O. Box 248, La Mirada, CA 90637-0248. Checks should be made payable to the Rotary Foundation. The 38th El Tour de Tucson fundraising ride will feature nearly 6,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities from the United States and worldwide. Participants range from novice to professional as they ride courses of either 100, 57, or 28 miles. Chapman Automotive Group also holds a Fun Ride consisting of 10-, 5- and 1-mile rides.

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Cerritos' Friends of the Library Honored

THE FRIENDS supported the library through volunteer services and funding for programs such as the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system, the Summer Reading Program, art and writing contests, book sales, and more. Accepting the proclamation was Friends President Janice Dawson and other members. With them are Cerritos Councilman Frank Yokoyama and Mayor Grace Hu.

Kennedy STEM Academy Unveils 'Buddy Bench'

MAKE NEW FRIENDS: Kennedy Principal Melissa Christensen unveils the school's new Buddy Bench. It's a way to make friends at Kennedy, if a child is lonely or missing a friend, they can go to the bench so others can see them; other children are encouraged to go talk with the child, inviting them to play.

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Following FDA, CDC Authorizes COVID Booster Shots The FDA this past Wednesday, authorized booster shots of both J&J and Moderna’s Covid vaccines, another critical step in distributing extra doses to Americans. At the same time, U.S. regulators authorized “mixing and matching” vaccines, to get a booster shot from a different drugmaker than their first jab. The FDA clearance came after the agency’s Advisory Committee unanimously recommended additional shots of both vaccines. The committee recommended the Moderna booster for elderly people and at-risk adults six months after they complete their primary series of shots, bringing it in line with the distribution plan for Pfizer and BioNTech’s booster. It also endorsed J&J boosters for

everyone 18 and older who received the initial shot at least two months ago. The CDC approvedthe booster shoe yesterday afternoon .When CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signs off, additional shots for those vaccines could be distributed immediately to eligible people. The authorization would open up booster doses to the more than 15 million people who have been inoculated with J&J’s shots and the more than 69 million people who have been fully immunized with Moderna’s vaccine. Eligible Americans will also be able to “mix and match” vaccines. A highly anticipated National Institutes of Health study published last week showed all the combinations of boosters increased antibody levels, though Pfizer’s and Moderna’s boosters appeared to work best.


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their main source of information and headwinds facing community their connection to the community. newspapers, the Legislature gave news To advertise Keeping news publishers strong publishers a one-year exemption, but call 562-407-3873 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 information, communities suffer a slew employees. This significant change to a business of ailments, from declining citizen engagement to increased corruption and practice that has been in place for more declining government performance. than 100 years will have the effect Fewer people run for office and fewer of increasing the cost of newspaper people vote. delivery by as much as 85%, a burden At a time when California’s that is unsustainable for small publishers unemployment rate is alarming, lack that have also recently been hit with of legislative action to extend the advertising revenue declines of 30% to 50% as a result of the coronavirus crisis. exemption for newspaper carriers will cause even more job losses. If Local publishers have sounded the publishers are forced to limit circulation alarm with California lawmakers, but areas for financial reasons, they will so far, they have not taken any steps to have to reconfigure carrier routes, address the devastating impact this will reduce home deliveries and cease daily have on both publishers and readers. publication, which means thousands of Small community and ethnic

In addition, to further aid ethnic and community news publishers, the22, 2021 OCTOBER Legislature should prioritize these outlets for public outreach ads. Not only will this help provide residents with access to key local resources and public health information, it will help BY TAMMYE these communityMCDUFF outlets bridge the financial gap without any additional The colorful and romantic history state funding. of Montebello dates back to the days If California’s lawmakers don’t of the Franciscan Missionaries, Fathers act soon to helpand community news who, Angel Somera Pedro Cambon, publishers, they risk losing a vital the on September 9, 1771, established local voice their constituents and original Sanfor Gabriel Mission near– where themselves. San Gabriel Boulevard now crosses the David Chavern is president Rio Hondo River. The City of Montebello originally and CEO of News Media Alliance, consisted of parts of Rancho San Anthe news industry’s largest tonio, Ranchotrade La Merced, and Rancho organization, david@ Paso de Bartolo. newsmediaalliance.org. It was out of the Newmark and Cohn shares of the purchase, consisting of 1,200 acres, that Montebello had its 2009 and 2010 voted in the 2012 presibeginning in May 1899. dential election, much smaller than the The original town site of forty acres ~55% turnout rate observed in the whole was bound by First Street on the east, electorate that year. Fifth Street on the west, Cleveland on Given the low turnout typically the north, and Los Angeles Avenue on observed among ex-felons and the the south. Democratic party’s dominance in recent It was originally given the name of statewide elections - Governor Newsom Newmark, after the Newmark family. and Governor Brown won each of the The remainder of the tract was dilast 3 gubernatorial elections by over vided into five-acre plots. This area was 1,000,000 votes - prop 17 would hardly named Montebello, meaning beautiful make a dent in statewide election rehills in Italian, at the suggestion of a sults. Even at the local level, where prop gentleman named William Mulholland. 17 has the potential to be most relevant On October 16, 1920, the city was politically, only a handful of races were incorporated. decided by less than 10,000 votes in In honor of Montebello's agriculturrecent years. al roots, the city's official seal contains a Currently, 19 states allow parolees red poinsettia in the center. to vote. The passage of prop 17 would This past Saturday, Montebello be perhaps the most progressive shift in celebrated their 101st anniversary with a California’s electoral policy since the parade, 5k family run and a celebration state began allowing ex-felons (who had at City Park. completed theirkick prison The annual offsentence/parole) was in full to vote in 1974. swing, beginning with a 5K family run / walk at 8:00 am. Residents have been training for months, just to be in top shape for the refreshing in-person event. Newcomers, seasoned runners, and walking enthusiasts joined in participation to bright and early Saturday morning at City Park. From 5th Street to City Park, the annual Anniversary Parade returned to Whittier Boulevard. An estimated 5,000 residents gathered to watch and wave hello as an array of local non-profit groups, schools, and special guests cruised down the boulevard to represent Montebello's community spirit. “What a great day for a parade!” exclaimed Senator Bob Archuleta, “My wife, Rose, and I spent a wonderful morning celebrating the city of Montebello’s 101st Anniversary as we waved to the estimated 5,000 community members who lined the parade route.” The parade came full circle, ending at City Park, where visitors enjoyed a variety of food, entertainment, and vendors. Live music was performed by The Wiseguys Big Band Machine.

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fornia is disproportionately Black and Latino. In 2016, 26% of California’s explained. parole population was Black (even This exhibition brings together the best though only 6% of California’s overall of old and new, where visitors can recogpopulation was) and 40% of California’s nize iconic pieces from classics such as parole population was Latino. In Calia rare merchandise locket from the 1960 fornia, Black voters and Latino voters, according to the California Public Policy Institute, tend to vote Democrat by a significant margin. However, most research also suggests that voter turnout amongst parolees would be very low. The Florida study mentioned above found that, among those eligible to vote, only 16 percent of black ex-felons and 12 percent of all other felons voted in the 2016 CROWN election. from the Walt Disney movie “Princess Diaries,” part of All~13 That Another study found thatThe only Glitters: CrowninJewels of the percent ofThe ex-felons Iowa who hadWalt Disney Archives gotten their rightexhibit. to vote restored in film Pollyanna, the stunning “Heart of the Ocean” necklace from James Cameron’s Titanic (1997), and Anne Hathaway’s crowns and tiaras from The Princess Diaries movies (2001 and 2004), according to Bishop. The Everest exhibition is done through a collaborative partnership between the Bowers Museum and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). It combines photographs, films, and artifacts from five expeditions leading up to and including the earliest successful attempt to climb the colossal mountain that the Tibetan people call the “Mother Goddess of the World,” she said. “Now at the centennial of the first reconnaissance expedition to Mount Everest (1921-2021), this holistic exhibition curated by Wade Davis, an award-winning author, explores the history, resolute characters, and its unsung heroes,” Bishop explained. “Each expedition built on the lessons and losses of those before it.” “During the first one in 1921, a reconnaissance of the mountain mapped a path to its summit,” she said. ”The introduction of oxygen the following year seemed promising until two fatal expeditions put efforts to climb Everest on ice. The advent of radio in 1933 made communication on the mountain possible for the first time. It was not until 1953 that Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary would crest the mountain’s final summit to see the entire world in panorama.” For more information on the Bowers Museum and their winter exhibitions, please visit online at www.bowers.org.

HEART OF THE OCEAN from the movie Titanic part of the The All That Glitters: The Crown Jewels of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit.

Halloween Fest at Cerritos Towne Center A Halloween Spookfest event will occur on Sunday, October 24 from 12pm - 2pm at the Regal Edwards Courtyard. Families are invited to enjoy trick-ortreating candy stations, music, costumed characters and much more! The event will follow safety protocols as outlined by state and local health officials. Please note there will be NO trickor-treating throughout the center.


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Why Cerritos is the Best Place to Live – 2020-2021 Developments By Cerritos Councilmember Frank Aurelio Yokoyama, Esq.

Throughout the past two challenging years, the City of Cerritos has continued to move forward with various projects and improvements. A new online water billing portal was launched in early 2020, which offers Cerritos residential and business water customers enhanced services when paying their water utility Cerritos Councilman bills. A new webFrank Yokoyama based parking permit system also was introduced. Sunshine, Westgate, Ecology and El Rancho Verde parks received new playground equipment and surfacing in 2020. This concluded the City’s efforts, which began in 2002, to make improvements at 27 Cerritos playgrounds. During the pandemic, the City launched a Facebook group to present information of interest to the local community in a timely and convenient manner. The group currently has more than 3,500 members. In 2020, the City was excited to present a new Santa’s Holiday Float for the enjoyment of our residents. The float will be returning this holiday season. Earlier this year, the Cerritos Electric Utility began accepting applications for residential service. Qualifying Cerritos

residents who sign up for the service have the opportunity to lower their electricity costs with a 5 percent discount on generation charges. With the growing number of attacks against Asian Americans rising nationwide, the City adopted a resolution denouncing hate crimes against Asian Americans or any person. Tips on how to protect yourself can be found on safercerritos.com. The City reopened the majority of its facilities on July 1, after more than a year of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cerritos Olympic Swim and Fitness Center was one of the final facilities to reopen in September, following various improvements made to the pool. The City’s Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element is now available for public review and comment through Monday, November 8. A copy of the draft document is available on the City’s website at cerritos.us. The City is pleased to announce that the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts will open its 2021-2022 Season with Gold- and Platinum-selling artist and entertainer Marie Osmond on Friday, December 3. The CCPA will follow all recommendations and requirements from public health officials to protect the health and safety of patrons, performers, volunteers and staff. The upcoming season also features magicians Penn & Teller, Disco diva Gloria Gaynor, Broadway songstress Lea Salonga and Rock star Don Felder. Tickets are on sale now at cerritoscenter.com. Kia of Cerritos recently acquired a building in the Cerritos Auto Square to be used for additional automobile sales. The company will modernize the facility and beautify the landscaping in the coming year.

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of community newspapers across the nation. These outlets are critical to our democracy. When they can no longer afford to continue reporting, communities lose a vital watchdog and government business is hidden from public view. BY DAVID CHAVERN Right now, many communities throughout California are suffering You’d be hard pressed to find an the loss of their watchdogs. More than industry that hasn’t been negatively a dozen newspapers have suspended impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. operations in the last five months, with But when it comes to news publishing, more planning to close in the coming the virus Fresh has accelerated some difficult Amazon will open in Cerritos mid-to-late November 2021, subject to change. months. trends, especially for small community Last year, the California Legislature publishers. Halloween candy goodie bag.how The Cerritos City Council approved passed Assembly Bill 5 for The Cerritos Senior Center’s an agreement Cerritos And now between yet another blow College to small businesses classify workers as annual Health and Wellness Fair will held on and Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in newspapers in California is about to be contractors or employees. In be recognition Friday, November 5. The annual fair links the Cerritos Auto Square for Honda to dealt, unless the state Legislature acts of the inapplicability of the legislation to resources a pay the college monthly rent to use space seniors soon. to the news industrythat andencourage the economic healthy, well-rounded approach to aging. on the campus forwarns new vehicle A new report that thestorage. current headwinds facing community The City’sthe Veterans Day Ceremony Thecrisis City of Cerritos is currently health may accelerate the closing newspapers, Legislature gave news will be held on Thursday, November working with the Cerritos Auto Square publishers a one-year exemption, but Dealers Association to create a video that 11 at 10 a.m. near the Cerritos Veterans when the extension ends in December Memorial in the Cerritos Civic Center. will document the unique history of the 2020, publishers will be forced The event is being held in honor of those Cerritos Auto Square and the successful to classify newspaper carriers as who have defended our nation’s freedom partnership between the auto dealers and employees. the City of Cerritos. The film will feature by serving in the United States Armed This significant change to a business Forces. auto dealership owners and general practice that has been in place for more The community is invited to attend managers, in addition to City officials and than 100 years will have the effect staff who were instrumental in the evolu- the City’s annual tree lighting event on of increasing the cost of newspaper Monday, November 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. tion and development of the Cerritos delivery by asCivic muchCenter. as 85%, a burden at the Cerritos The evening Auto Square. It will include both current that is unsustainable forentertainment, small publishers holiday music, and archival footage and photos to tell an features that have recently beenfamily. hit with and also fun for the entire Santa entertaining story about the success of the crafts advertising revenue declines of 30%the to will be available for visits following world famous auto mall and how it came 50% as a result of the coronavirus crisis. lighting. to be. Local havepreliminarily sounded the Citypublishers staff has been This year the City is excited to return alarm with California lawmakers, informed that the new grocery storebut in in-person for many of its popular annual so far, they have not taken steps Cerritos, Amazon Fresh, willany open in to events. address theNovember devastating2021, impact this will mid-to-late subject to The City will celebrate Hallowhave on both publishers and readers. change. een with a Friday Night Trick-or-Treat community andonethnic ISmall am pleased to report these upSpooktacular at Liberty Park, Cerritos dates for the City of Cerritos. The City Park East and Heritage Park. Children looks forward to another productive year ages 3 to 11 are invited to dress in in 2022. costume, play games and take home a

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PLANT BASED: items include fresh juices, ginger shots, salads that come with homemade vegan dressings, tortas, nachos, ceviche, vegan crunch wrap, vegan pozole and tostadas. All of their smoothies are made with non dairy products. BY TAMMYE MCDUFF At long last and after numerous post pandemic attempts, Guacamaya Oasis was finally able to hold their grand opening October 15. The Oasis is a 100% plant-based restaurant that offers items including fresh juices, ginger shots, Mexican dishes and salads that come with homemade vegan dressings and Aguas Frescas packed with a bunch of fruit and made with organic cane sugar. They also offer tortas, nachos, ceviche, vegan crunch wrap, vegan pozole and tostadas. All of their smoothies are made with non dairy products and are sweeten with organic blue agave. Established in 2018, the Oasis is Downey’s first totally vegan restaurant! “We believe in giving customers the abso-

lute best and freshest ingredients. From our first-class Juice Bar which utilizes fresh, organic produce to our protein which is held to the highest standards when being added to any meal and our salad dressings are made in-house,” remarked owner Andrew Vizcarra. Vizcarra has always enjoyed cooking; he claims bragging rights to every unique salad dressing being created in his kitchen “I created Guacamaya for the health conscious searching for traditional Mexican options. The "Guacamaya Torta" which features an authentic recipe straight from León, Guanajuato, México,” added Vizcarra. Drop by their new location at 8826 Imperial Highway in Downey.

The Long Beach Republican Women Federated breakfast meeting on Saturday, November 13, 2021 to hear Dr. Brenda Flores discuss the issues of human trafficking including the various types of trafficking, and the forces that lead people to be both victims and perpetrators. Flores will also discuss ed flags to recognize signs of trafficking around us, applying victim centered perspectives, and action steps to make a difference in our own communities. Flores, a native of southern California, is currently a Victim Assistance Specialist for Homeland Security Investigations Her presentations have been at numerous professional conferences and seminars along with having participated in numerous state legislative workgroups and local taskforces. Conveniently held at The Grand in Long Beach (4101 E. Willow Street), the morning meeting includes information that would benefit all members of the community. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a scrumptious breakfast served at 9:30 a.m. The cost is just $30 for members and $35 for non-members and there is free parking and the delicious plated breakfast. In addition to Dr. Flores’s informative presentation, the breakfast meeting offers like-minded women and men an opportunity to learn more about Republican Women Federated and how they can be part of America’s largest grassroots organization. For information and reservations: Email: LongBeachRWF@gmail.com http://www.longbeachrepublicanwomen.com/calendar.html 562-760-1556

La Mirada Public Safety to Promote Red Ribbon Week STAFF REPORT From October 25 through October 29, the La Mirada Public Safety Team will partner with local schools to observe Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 and is the nation’s most well-established and largest drug prevention awareness program. This year’s theme is “Drug Free Looks Like Me.” City staff will attend Red Ribbon rallies in person and through zoom. The rallies are intended to prevent and raise awareness of drug use. “Red Ribbon Week educates children about the effects of drug use and helps promote living drug free,” says Safety Education Officer Mary Cipres. “Studies have shown that parents who talk to their kids regularly about drugs are 42 percent less likely to use than those who don’t.” The Red Ribbon campaign has reached millions of children and families across the U.S. The weeklong celebration serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Students and adults are encouraged to make a personal commitment to live drug free lives. For more information on Red Ribbon Week, contact the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station at (562) 902-2986.


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Unveiling the Past: The Art & History of Forest Lawn

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Art has been a major part of Forest Lawn for over one hundred years. From bronze statues to stained glass windows, the organization embraces art and architecture that inspires visitors. Highlights include original architectural renderings from the 1930s and 1940s, a series of pictorial maps that depict the park as monuments were added and the history behind them, archival photographs of hand-painted billboards, and a marble copy of the Venus de Milo that Forest Lawn acquired in the 1920s. The museum held an opening reception Unveiling the Past: The Art & History of Forest Lawn in Glendale, Wednesday evening, October 20, 2021. Museum Director James Fishburne remarked “Forest Lawn was founded in 1906 and art has been a major part of us since the beginning. This is a way to celebrate our reopening, celebrate our collection and our newest exhibition.” In the early 20th century, Forest Lawn commissioned full scale replicas of prominent artwork in order to recreate a portion of the Grand Tour of Europe. With hundreds of windows installed in more than a dozen churches and mausoleums, Forest Lawn has one of the largest collections of stained glass in the Unites States, many which were owned by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. These panels date from 1210 to 1575, exquisite examples of French, German and Austrian craftsmanship. One of the most breathtaking pieces are the Paradise Doors from the Florence Baptistery. For reasons that anyone who has seen them will understand, Michelangelo likened the gilded bronze doors of Florence's Baptistery of San Giovanni to the ‘Gates of Paradise.' Combining a goldsmith's delicacy

with a foundryman's brilliance, sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti condensed the Old Testament into ten panels to produce one of the most defining masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Since their creation in 1452, the doors have withstood a variety of nearbiblical catastrophes: a torrential flood, vandalism, overzealous polishing and caustic air pollution. Dr. Hubert Eaton and a colleague purchased the head of a moai, the giant heads of Easter Island. The statue had been purchased from a local fisherman on Rapa Nui, which had been used as ballast for his boat. There are many unanswered questions regarding this piece. The statue is made from local volcanic stone. Because of its size, scholars believe it is not one of the original group of moai, however resembles the larger stones. In 1971 a 6.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, causing Forest Lawn's, replica of ‘David’ to tumble to the ground. The head and foot of the sculpture, made in 1937 are still on display. Right now the plan is to replace the statue once again with another marble reproduction, with possible tweaks to avoid another fall. As for the broken pieces, they are currently housed in a storage yard at the Glendale cemetery while Forest Lawn officials mull over their options. Forest Lawn Museum is located within Forest Lawn-Glendale at 1712 S. Glendale Avenue in Glendale. Enter the main gates and follow signs to the top of the hill. Admission is free and there’s plenty of free parking. The exhibit is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Schedule your free group tour today at forestlawn.com .

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Cerritos Renews 166th St. Car Storage Agreement BY TAMMYE MCDUFF

ON DISPLAY: A 1971 earthquake toppled Forest Lawn's replica of ‘David.’

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Cerritos College recently submitted a request to Cerritos to renew an existing agreement for the automobile facility on the northeast corner of Studebaker Road and 166th Street. This initial request was submitted to Cerritos when the Cerritos Auto Square CAR group approached the College asking to lease the property for vehicle inventory storage. The lot was originally occupied by a strawberry field which was operated by Manassero Farms under a lease agreement but was removed in 2017. When the College first floated the proposal, Cerritos wanted several conditions for approval including the property used solely for vehicle storage; restricted hours of access; no loading/unloading vehicles on the property or nearby streets; the College must host quarterly meetings

with surrounding property owners, including residents, to address any potential concerns; the installation landscape and security and lighting. According to the City, renewing the agreement would provide numerous benefits, including increased sales tax and continued lease revenue that directly benefits the funding of two College programs. But the potential renewal did not come without controversy. Area residents initially had over 200 signatures against the car lot. Two public comment cards were filed at the meeting, one from area realtors who expressed concerns over the lot as an eyesore and another that stated area residents were still unhappy about the Council’s initial decision. After public comment and Council discussion, the agreement was approved 5-0 for an additional five years.

EPA Announces Action on Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ The EPA is launching a broad strategy to regulate those toxic industrial compounds so well-known here in SoCal, PFAS. PFAS is short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are used in nonstick frying pans, that have been associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight. The EPA is taking action to limit pollution from PFAS, actions will restrict PFAS from being released into the environment, accelerate cleanup, and increase investments in research to prevent the spread. The EPA will set drinking water limits for PFAS and will require manufacturers to report on how toxic their products are.

The agency also is moving to designate PFAS as hazardous substances which will allow the EPA to force companies responsible for contamination to pay. Meanwhile, California health officials are far ahead of those in Washington. California proposed the nation’s toughest limits on PFAS in drinking water, .007 parts per trillion for PFOA and 1 part per trillion for PFOS — the two most common chemicals within the PFAS family. The federal government’s actions will make it easier for the EPA to conduct cleanups and ensure that “the polluter pays for it."Officials expect a proposed rule on PFAS in drinking water by 2023.


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WEEK EIGHT FOOTBALL

Artesia’s Williams supplies the scoring, defense handles John Glenn in second half BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER Artesia High football head coach Don Olmstead was a little worried that his team had not been in any close games entering the 605 League opener last Friday night against John Glenn High. The Pioneers have played six contests this fall whose combined record is 28-17, been shutout in half of them and scored 40 points, no more than 20 points in any one game. The way the CIF-Southern Section has restructured its divisions for the football playoffs, your non-league slate is probably not as important as it used to be. Long story short: win your league or finish in second place, which will guarantee you a spot in the playoffs. Artesia rode the legs of its two offensive stars, senior quarterback K’Len Williams and senior running back Erin Moses for all but six yards gained on the ground and its defense stymied the Eagles in the second half during a 32-14 win on homecoming night. The contest featured two of the league’s top running backs in Moses and senior Iona Young of Glenn. But the Eagles turned the ball over five times, two of them leading to scores, and were held to 55 yards in the second half while gaining two first downs. “We made a couple of mistakes early; we let [Iona Young] go, obviously,” Olmstead said. “He was our game plan, and they ran some good stuff that kind of caught us off guard. So, we just kind of adjusted and just fixed some mistakes we thought we were going to make. and it turned out well. We played better in the second half, especially on defense. We took some stuff away that they did well; we took [Young] away mainly and forced them to throw the ball a little bit.” The game began badly for Glenn as Artesia junior defensive back Robert Magdaleno picked off senior quarterback Nataniel Jacobo less than two minutes in. Three plays later, Williams got the Pioneers on the board with a one yard sneak after a brief three-play drive and would be the first of all five of Artesia’s touchdowns. But the

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There hasn’t been much positive playoff history when it comes to the Artesia High and La Mirada High girls volleyball program, but something had to give when the two former Suburban Leaxgue opponents met in a CIF-Southern Section Division 7

Eagles were not to be denied because three plays after the Williams touchdown, Young busted loose for a 67-yard jaunt and with a two-point conversion run from Jacobo, the Eagles took an 8-6 lead. When Glenn had the ball again, Moses picked off Jacobo at the 19-yard line. That did not result in a score, but the Eagles were able to add to their lead early in the second quarter when Jacobo tossed a seven-yard pass to Young. The two-point conversion was unsuccessful, and Glenn was looking good with a 14-6 lead. The Pioneers responded in a big way by going on a 17play drive that began at their 27-yard line and consumed nearly eight minutes. When it had concluded, Williams went in from four yards out. The half ended with senior defensive back Adrian Martinez intercepting Jacobo with 18.6 seconds left. Olmstead said he liked the fact that even though his team was trailing at the half, they found a way to win. In the previous six games, the closest Artesia had been at the half was when it trailed 35-13 at Valley Christian on Oct. 13. Meanwhile, Glenn coach David Cruz had a bad feeling even though his team was leading 14-13. “I did like the way we responded in the first half,” he said. “I believe we had a lot of energy; the kids knew the game was important. But come the second half, we lost that fire we had in the first half.” It would go from good to bad to worse in a heartbeat in the third quarter for the Eagles, losers of six straight games. Artesia had the ball to begin the second half and went on a 12-play, 69 yard drive that chewed up 6:33 and ended with a 14-yard run around the right side from Williams. On Glenn’s third play of the half, Young had the ball stripped from his arms by senior lineman Ivan Lopez at midfield which led to Williams scoring on another 14-yard run to give the hosts a commanding 25-14 lead. In fact, in the third quarter alone, the Eagles ran five plays for 11 yards but had four penalties for 33 yards. “The stripped fumble was huge,” Olmstead said. “That’s Ivan; that’s a senior and he’s played both ways for us. He’s a little wild card match this past Tuesday night. On one side, you had La Mirada, which last won a playoff set in 2015 and was seeking its first playoff victory since 2014. Then you had Artesia, which last appeared in the postseason in 2010 and was predominately known as the bottom feeders when it was in the Suburban League. The Lady Pioneers were seeking their first playoff win since 1996. After losing in the first set, the Lady Matadores bounced back and defeated the third place representatives from the 605 League 23-25, 26-24, 25-21, 2523 in a match played at Norwalk High. La Mirada improved to 12-18 and travelled to Coachella Valley High, ranked ninth in the division and was the Desert Valley League champion, on Oct. 21. “It’s exciting because we started late,” said La Mirada first-year head coach Kimberly Mahan. “So, we started out having a rough season, fighting injuries and we’ve

JOHN GLENN HIGH senior running back Iona Young tries to elude the grasp of Artesia High sophomore defensive back Exequiel Kyle Hilario in last Friday night’s 605 League opener. Young ran for 133 yards on 19 carries and accounted for 83 percent of Glenn’s offense but it was the Pioneers who came out on top, 32-14, giving Artesia its first win of the season. PHOTO BY ARMANDO VARGAS, Contributing photographer. banged up, but he played and got a little better tonight. Obviously a stripped fumble makes you feel a little better and makes all the pains go away. That was great for him, and I think that was the big turning point.” “That’s when I think we lost our focus,” Cruz said. “You could see some of our kids’ heads go down, but I don’t know the reason why they lost that fire. I’m scrambling for answers right now. They just couldn’t respond. If Iona doesn’t make a big play, I’m not sure we can throw our way out of it. Nataniel struggled today and it makes me wonder where I go from here with that. “If we can’t throw the ball, [teams] are just going to put 10 guys in the box,” he continued. “Why cover wide receivers when they can just stop Iona? I don’t want us to become that, especially with Iona going to the hospital with a twisted ankle.” On the second to its last possession of the game, Young was pushed out of bounds and slipped on top of the bench where he twisted his ankle. Young rushed for 133 yards on 19 carries while Jacobo, who completed five of 16 passes for 44 yards, added another 14 yards on six rushes. “It doesn’t look like he’s reading the coverage very well; that he’s just focusing on one particular wide receiver and throwing it to him regardless of whether or not he’s coming or not,” Cruz said of his signal caller. “Those are the things we’re trying to teach him; to read the defense and to be able to throw to the open area.” The final touchdown from Williams, another one-yard sneak, came a little over

three minutes into the final stanza and completed a six-play drive. Artesia scored on four straight possessions, each lasting at least six plays. Williams led everyone with 139 yards on 24 carries while Moses picked up 102 yards on 22 carries. Williams also completed three passes for 25 yards. “I think in the redzone, K’Len is tough to stop,” Olmstead said. “He’s a big body,he puts himself in position to score, especially when we get down to the goal line.” If things weren’t bad enough for the Eagles, they faced Cerritos High on a short week as that game was played on Oct. 21. The Dons are coming off a 56-24 win at Pioneer High last Thursday to snap a threegame losing skid. Cerritos, which blasted Glenn 56-0 last season, entered the contest 3-5 overall and had scored 106 points in five of eight games played while being blanked in the other three contests. A win by Glenn would keep its playoff hopes alive but a loss would put Cerritos in a position to win the league for the second straight season. Artesia will visit Pioneer tonight in a battle of 1-6 teams. In their two meetings as 605 League opponents Artesia has blasted the Titans by a combined score of 10753. Pioneer, like Glenn, needs a win to stay alive for the playoffs. “We are worried so much about ourselves right now and getting ourselves in a position where we can better every week that we don’t really turn the page... until tonight.”

had players not being able to play because of Covid. So, there’s been a lot. We’ve been learning a lot and it’s been exciting.” The Lady Matadores began the season with 11 straight losses before winning their final two playoff matches in the Kennedy Tournament on Sept. 11. One of those losses was to Artesia in four sets in the second match of the season on Aug. 24. The final three sets in that match were decided by a combined nine points. La Mirada ended the season winning four of seven matches in the Bellflower-Valley Christian Tournament on Sept. 17 and 18, before taking six of nine league matches to finish in second place. “Since we did start late, I had three weeks to get them ready,” Mahan said. “We were very rusty because we hadn’t played in two years because of Covid. A lot of these girls are freshmen playing at the varsity level, which is a way faster pace. Our passing was struggling at the beginning of the

season and once we started to pass and the girls progressed, we’ve just been improving as time went on. And tournaments helped us a lot too.” La Mirada never led in the first set but also never trailed by more than five points at any time. Artesia junior outside hitter Andrea Arzate was on fire in the beginning, recording 10 of her team’s 18 kills in the first set while La Mirada was countering with senior opposite hitter Layla Monteon and junior outside hitter Bailey Mahan, both of whom had five kills. The Lady Matadores didn’t take their first lead until it was 6-5 in second set and came in the middle of a six-point scoring spree off the serving of sophomore opposite hitter Alyssa Meraz. Artesia was unable to regain the lead in the set but tied it at 24-24 on a kill from senior middle blocker Melissa Lopez. However, junior middle blocker Mi-

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605 LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY CLUSTER MEET #2

Artesia High was the backdrop last Saturday morning for the 605 League’s second cross country cluster meet but the results were still the same as the first race, held at Cerritos High on Sept. 15. It’s still Cerritos, as a team, and then everyone else in the league as its boys and girls’ teams won the dual meet scoring event. The Lady Dons occupied the first three spots and all seven runners finished in the top 12 while Whitney High had all six if its runners finish among the top 18. There were 23 runners with four representing Pioneer High, three from Oxford Academy, two from Artesia and one from John Glenn High. Because the City of Cerritos still hasn’t granted permits for the schools to race at Don Knabe Park as has been the case prior to the pandemic, Cerritos head coach Jason Watanabe said he didn’t want the two cluster meets and the league finals all at Cerritos. “Artesia said we could host it here,” he said. “We had to do all the [course] designing online and we actually didn’t get out here until yesterday. They had a homecoming game yesterday, so [the coaches] couldn’t actually run the course to make sure of the distances.” Throughout Saturday morning, in between the two junior varsity races and between the two varsity races, coaches were

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lan Nimeh had her seventh kill, then an ace to prevent the Lady Pioneers from going up two sets. There would be six ties and four lead changes throughout the first rotation of the third set, which really wasn’t sealed until Meraz served four straight points to put her team up 22-14. Both teams would be unable to distance themselves from each other in the fourth set as Artesia’s biggest lead was 22-19 and La Mirada’s was at 14-10. Artesia was close to sending the match to a fifth set, up 22-19 on an ace from senior setter Kira Magdaleno. But a serve into the net allowed senior libero Zayetzi Diaz to serve four straight points, including a pair of aces. “We started off super slow today; I think the girls were very nervous,” said Kimberly Mahan. “[For a lot of them], this was their first playoff game. So, their nerves got the best of them, and we weren’t playing our game. “I did not want to go five sets, I didn’t want to go four sets,” she later added. “But I’m glad they fought. Artesia fought too; they’re a scrappy team who picks up a lot of balls. We weren’t playing how we normally play because, like I said, they’re nervous.” Bailey Mahan led La Mirada with 15 kills and 20 digs, followed by Monteon (11 kills), Meraz (14 assists, nine kills), who was setting for the first time, Nimeh (11 digs, eight kills) and senior setter Kaelyn Corns (14 assists). Arzate had 22 kills and junior outside hitter Alexis Brazil pitched in with 10 kills for the Lady Pioneers, who ended their season at 9-11.

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still adjusting the course to meet the specifications as close as possible to that of a three-mile course. In fact, the final times had to be adjusted as the original times were slightly faster than what they should be for a three-mile course. Watanabe said to his best estimation, the distance for the junior varsity races at Artesia was 2.65 miles and coaches were finding ways to expand that to three miles, or as close as possible to that distance prior to the girls varsity race. The course at Cerritos High is exactly three miles, according to Watanabe. “Actually, I don’t mind converting the times,” he said. “I just like the times to be official at three miles. I actually like to convert it because I want them to be accurate times versus saying, ‘they [got a personal record]’ even though I knew it was a short course. I want to make sure their times are more accurate, but obviously it’s more accurate when they run a three-mile course.” In the girls race, the top three runners were the same as in the first cluster meet with sophomore Tatianna Chavez coming in at 19:10 followed by juniors Sydney Romero (19:58) and Sofia Padilla (20:16). Those three held their own following the two-mile mark and those times were better than the ones they ran in last month’s meet. Cerritos sophomore Robin Chang took seventh with a time of 21:20 while

senior Melanie Sagun claimed ninth place at 21:40 for the 22 points the Lady Dons picked up had this not been a dual meet. However, for dual meet purposes, Cerritos gained 15 points against Artesia, Glenn, Oxford and Pioneer and 18 against Whitney. “It’s definitely been nice having Tatianna running this year because you have a [number] one that’s way out in front,” Watanabe said. “That helps a lot, and it puts less pressure on [number] two and three. We actually had another girl up there…we would have four up there, but we have three. But now we’ve been able to develop some of the other girls and say, ‘just run your best race; there’s no pressure on you’.” Whitney’s top finisher was junior Layla Lacorte, who came in sixth place with a time of 21:17. The next two Whitney runners who came in the top 10 were juniors Dalia Luckhardt (eighth, 21:37) and Kayla Hamakawa (10th, 22:14). The two Artesia harriers were senior Lizbeth Ortega, who took 14th with a time of 22:53 and junior Fatima Chrishty, who finished three spots later with a time of 24:37 while the lone Glenn runner was senior Yuliana Dominguez, who had a time of 26:56. “I think we got really lucky in the sense that we had a lot of athletes; a good core of athletes that kept training through the pandemic, and that has helped us a lot,” Watanabe said. “I think a lot of teams got hit by that pandemic. But they were definitely a little bit more competitive, like Oxford and even Whitney was closer to us. It’s just a matter of can you have athletes that are self-motivated.” Whitney senior Lorenzo RodriguezBoix claimed the top spot for the boys with a time of 15:21 and it wasn’t even close. He led wire to wire, first holding a six-second advantage over Cerritos senior Michael Rafael after one mile, then expanding that margin to 24 seconds after two miles. Rafael would come in second place with a time of 15:56 followed by Cerritos seniors Bryce Hojo (16:06) and Andrew Hwang (16:26).

“Lorenzo is awesome, and you see him progressing little by little,” Watanabe said. “And we have a good relationship with [Whitney], so it’s really good to see him doing well. Our top runner actually got into an accident earlier this week, so he was kind of nursing that and he didn’t want to push himself too much.” After a pair of Oxford Academy runners took the next spots, Cerritos senior Rythwik Salhotra finished in seventh place with a time of 17:04. Two spots later came Cerritos sophomore Ben Giordano (17:15) as the Dons defeated Oxford Academy and Whitney by 19 and 20 points respectively. Giordano was a pleasant surprise for Watanabe as he was called up from the junior varsity team earlier in the week to finish in the top five for the Dons and top 10 overall. Whitney junior Agam Makkar rounded out the top 10 with a time of 17:19 and five seconds later came Cerritos senior Gary Zong. The top Glenn runner was senior Andrew Guerra (13th, 17:48) and the top Artesia runner was senior Fernando Gonzalez (24th, 19:09). Out of a possible 42 runners, there were 34 with Cerritos, Oxford Academy and Whitney having the full complement of seven runners. Watanabe predicted it would be more of the same the second time around as the Cerritos girls defeated Whitney by 27 points and the Cerritos boys distancing itself from Oxford Academy by 23 points in the first cluster meet. “In the first race, [Oxford Academy] was a little farther behind us, I believe, and so I knew they were going to come on stronger,” he said. “I warn my kids all the time, no matter what happens in the first race, you already know for some reason, Oxford always starts to progress towards the [end] of the season. The league finals will take place on Oct. 30 at Cerritos.

Kimberly Mahan replaced longtime La Mirada head coach Linda Reich, who had been the program’s varsity coach for 17 seasons prior to the pandemic and played under Reich before coaching La Mirada’s lower level teams. “I’ve learned a lot watching her coach, and then I kind of followed her lead,” she said. “It’s been fun, exciting and stressful.” In other area girls volleyball first round action played on Oct. 21, Cerritos High (24-4), the champions of the 605 League, hosted Walnut High, the third place representative from the Hacienda League in Division 4 action. Also in the division, Gahr High, the third place representative from the San Gabriel Valley League, evened its ledger at 12-12 following a 14-25, 25-20, 2520, 25-23 wild card win against Chadwick High this past Tuesday. The Lady Gladiators met Marmonte League champion Oaks Christian High while Valley Christian High (18-12), which finished tied for second in the Olympic League, hosted Orange Lutheran High, the third place team out of the Trinity League in Division 3 action. FOOTBALL Gahr (1-5 overall, 1-2 in the San Gabriel Valley League) @ Warren High (7-0, 3-0)Not only did the Gladiators pick up their first win of the season on Oct. 14 against Lynwood High, they scored their first points of the season in a 40-13 conquest. But the excitement is sure to be short-lived as Gahr travels to Warren, a place where it last won in 2016 and has just two wins since at least 1998. All the Bears have done thus far is put up 314 points opposite just 38 and are coming off a 40-6 win at Paramount High last Friday.

The most Warren has allowed in a game is 12 points, and that came against Dominguez High on Oct. 1. Quarterback Nicholaus Iamaleava has been on fire all season, completing 119 passes for 1,740 yards and 28 touchdowns while being picked off once. Running back Marcus Higgs leads the ground game with 217 yards on 24 carries and four touchdowns. As a team, the Bears have rushed for 740 yards and seven touchdowns. Three wide receivers have caught at least 22 passes, led by Jordan Anderson (24 receptions, 483 yards, eight touchdowns), Juan Wilson (23 receptions, 281 yards, seven touchdowns) and Joshua Johnson (22 receptions, 426 yards, six touchdowns). La Mirada (4-4, 1-1 in the Suburban League) @ Bellflower High (2-5, 1-2)-The Matadores picked up an important 35-10 win against Norwalk High last Friday to keep their playoff hopes alive. La Mirada still trails Norwalk in the standings but concludes the regular season against the bottom two teams of the circuit who are a combined 2-13. La Mirada got a pair of touchdowns from senior running back Edward Lafferre, who leads the team with 533 yards on 91 carries and five scores and one from senior Amel White, who rushed for 128 yards on nine carries against the Lancers. Junior quarterback Nehuel Garcia was 11 of 17 for 180 yards and one touchdown. The Buccaneers snapped a five-game losing streak to Firebaugh High last week with a 53-8 victory, scoring one more point than they had in the previous three games combined. Mayfair High (7-0, 2-0) @ Norwalk (6-3, 2-1)-If the Lancers want any share of the Suburban League title, they have to pull

off a major upset against the Monsoons. The vaunted double wing offense was limited to 287 yards against La Mirada while the Monsoons had their bye last week and last played on Oct. 8, a 15-10 win over La Mirada. The Monsoons have outscored their opponents 261-101 but two of their last three games have been decided by 16 points. Quarterback Evan Tomich has completed 65 of 109 passes for 1,119 yards and nine touchdowns while the leading ground gainer is Nick Adimora, who has amassed 1,216 yards on 97 carries and scored 17 touchdowns. Norwalk has been paced all season by the double threat of junior running back David Herrera (1,312 yards, 134 carries, 19 touchdowns) and senior running back Jonathan Goodloe (1,216 yards, 109 carries, 13 touchdowns). Junior quarterback Caden Barnhill, who has attempted nine passes, is the team’s third leading running back with 200 yards. This will be Norwalk’s last regular season game and a win, plus two wins by La Mirada, would create a three-way tie for the league title. Valley Christian (5-2, 2-0 in the Olympic League) @ Heritage Christian High (4-3, 2-0)-This game should decide the league title as the Defenders are the hottest team in the area, winning their last five games on the field by a combined score of 215-56. Recently, V.C. had to forfeit a 45-0 win against Santa Rosa Academy from Aug. 26 and is coming off a 43-0 win at Whittier Christian last week, its first true shutout of the season. Heritage Christian has won two straight games, both in league action, including a 50-13 victory against last place Maranatha High last week.

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which might be drawn from videos in social media posts and news coverage, which are of only a fraction of the actual hate crimes, our report indicates that the racial makeup of suspects committing anti-Asian hate crimes is much more racially diverse." Said Commission President Guadalupe Montano: "It did not help that the former president repeatedly referred to COVID-19 as 'China virus' and 'kungflu."' Otto Solorzano, acting director of the LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services, warned that the number of hate crimes is likely underreported. "We know that the actual number of hate crimes is higher than we're able to report," he said. He urged anyone who experiences a hate crime or hate act to call 211 or go to www.LAvsHate.org to receive assistance. Supervisor Janice Hahn, meanwhile, said the data were "disturbing but, unfortunately, not surprising. "We know the escalation of attacks against the AAPI community is taking a toll on residents," she said. "I have heard from residents who are afraid to walk alone, or go to the grocery store, or even leave their homes. The AAPI community needs to know that they are not alone. We are united in supporting them and addressing these attacks." Supervisor Kathryn Barger added, "This is an important reminder for all residents to stand up and speak out when they witness a hate crime."

the Sheriff's Department announced on Wednesday that the California Highway Patrol will lead the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the finding. Cerritos' Daryl Evans told HMG-CN, " The human remains were found by a citizen on the Bloomfield Avenue westbound on-ramp to the 91 freeway. The body was in a state of decomposition. The human remains were located on property belonging to the State of California. Thus, the matter will be investigated by the California Highway Patrol Investigative Services Unit. All inquires should be addressed to that CHP investigative unit. No other information is available at this time as the investigation is in its preliminary phase."

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Guzman also credits her family for helping her balance schoolwork while taking part in several extracurriculars, including water polo and swim. During her time at Cal High, Guzman has also served as treasurer of both the Cal High Newspaper and the school’s National Honor Society chapter. In her spare time, Guzman has volunteered with post-operation patients at PIH Health Whittier Hospital and worked as a summer school instructor. Guzman is set to graduate magna cum laude from Cal High in 2022 and plans to pursue a degree in nursing from UC Irvine, UCLA, or Cal State Fullerton, with the dream of becoming a pediatrician. She hopes to one day move to Europe, particularly Great Britain or Switzerland. “Lizzie has a life story that is all too familiar to those of us who work in education,” Principal Bill Schloss said. “She has faced tremendous challenges, the likes of which defeat most people. Lizzie will not be defeated. She is determined, with the love and support of those around her, to do something great with her life. She won’t let anything stand in her way and we cannot wait to see how high this amazing young lady can climb.”

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Friends of the Cerritos Library Frantone’s Fundraiser October 28; Book Sale October 30 A Family Night Fundraiser for the Friends of the Cerritos Library will be held at Frantone’s Pizza and Spaghetti Villa in Cerritos. The event will be from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 28. When diners mention they are supporting the Friends of the Cerritos Library, the restaurant will donate 25 percent of each designated purchase to the Friends. This offer also applies to take-out orders. Frantone’s is located at 10808 Alondra Boulevard in Cerritos and can be reached at (562) 924-9494. The Friends of the Cerritos Library will hold a one-day book sale. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 30 in front of the Cerritos Library. In the event of rain, the book sale will be held inside the library. A great selection of fiction and nonfiction books will be available at bargain prices. Come early for the best selection. The Cerritos Library is located at 18025 Bloomfield Avenue in the Cerritos Civic Center. For more information about the book sale, call (562) 916-1342. Funds raised by the Friends of the Cerritos Library help support the Summer Reading Program and art and writing contests for students.

ABC Education Foundation Announces SEED Program The ABC Unified School District Education Foundation is proud to announce a new program to assist homeless, foster, and financially disadvantaged students. The School Essentials for Education Drive, or SEED, will provide specific items and supplies to students in need. “We know there are students who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is our opportunity to help them,” said ABC Education Foundation Chair Joseph Porter, III. “There isn’t a part of our district that the pandemic hasn’t touched, and this is how we can support those students with the greatest needs.” The ABC Foundation will collect funds through SEED to address students’ needs identified at ABCUSD schools during the 2021-2022 school year. The ABC Education Foundation will still accept donated items, like backpacks, but the Foundation seeks financial contributions to help student succeed. “SEED allows us to meet students’ individual needs, rather than a one-sizefits-all approach,” said ABC Education Foundation President Health Summers. “Together, we can make sure all students have the tools they need to thrive.” Checks should be made payable to the ABC Education Foundation with “SEED Program” indicated on the memo line. Donations may also be made online at abcedfoundation.org/donate. Donations may be sent by mail to: ABC Education Foundation 16700 Norwalk Boulevard Cerritos, CA 90703


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PepsiCo's 6th annual cross-county "Rolling Remembrance," an 8,000+ mile long relay that honors military heroes who lost their lives while serving the United States will embark from Seattle, transporting an American flag first flown on a UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. PepsiCo's network of Veteran drivers will pass off the flag to each other at different relay points. The relay will conclude at PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase, N.Y., on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th. During the stop at Stater Bros. Markets headquarters, Stater Bros. Charities and PepsiCo presented a $50,000 donation to the Children of Fallen Patriots

Foundation, an organization that provides college scholarships and educational counseling to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. “We are very grateful for our continued partnership with PepsiCo and Children of Fallen Patriots. Supporting the education of the children of the heroes that lost their lives serving our country is just one way we can honor their memory,” stated Nancy Negrette, Chairman and President Stater Bros. Charities. Funds will assist families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service-related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans affairs.

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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

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6:00 P.M.

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

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OCTOBER 22, 2021

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PAZ EVANS AKA PAZ CIEGO EVANS CASE NO. 21STPB09487 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of PAZ EVANS AKA PAZ CIEGO EVANS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARIA M. ADINA in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MARIA M. ADINA 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: 11/17/21 at 8:30AM in Dept. 2D located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

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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 News 10/22/21

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 - SBN 243227 PAUL HORN LAW GROUP, PC 11404 SOUTH STREET CERRITOS CA 90703 10/8, 10/15, 10/22/21 CNS-3517274# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS


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OCTOBER 22, 2021 NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Cerritos will consider Ordinance No. 1036, as captioned below, for adoption at a Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING THE CITY’S GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION DATE AS THE SECOND TUESDAY OF APRIL IN EACH EVEN-NUMBERED YEAR AND ADDING SECTION 2.40.030 TO THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE PROVIDING FOR THE PROCEDURE FOR HOLDING ELECTIONS AS AUTHORIZED BY THE CERRITOS CITY CHARTER AND THE CALIFORNIA ELECTIONS CODE, AND REPEALING ORDINANCE 1019. City Attorney Summary: The California Constitution says that it is competent for any city charter to provide that the city governed under that charter may make and enforce all ordinances and regulations in respect to municipal affairs, which expressly includes the conduct of the city’s elections. (Cal. Const., art.XI, §5.) A State appellate court case recently upheld the municipal election date established by the charter for a charter city based, in part, on this constitutional authority. (City of Redondo Beach v. Padilla (2020) 46 Cal.App.5th 902.) Cerritos is a charter city with a voter-approved City Charter, which provides in pertinent part that the general municipal election for Cerritos’ elected officials may be held on any of the dates established by State law for general municipal elections. (Cerritos Charter, §800.) State law currently provides the dates for general municipal elections to include, among other specified dates, the Second Tuesday of April in each even-numbered year. (Elec. Code, §§1000(c), 1301(a).) Pursuant to this State authority and applicable Cerritos Charter provisions, Ordinance No. 1036 establishes the general municipal election date for the City of Cerritos as the second Tuesday of April in each even-numbered year. Ordinance No. 1036 also adds provisions to the Cerritos Municipal Code authorizing the holding of elections by utilizing any methods provided for in the State law, as specified, which includes use of vote centers, polling places, and all-mailed ballots. Ordinance No. 1036 also repeals the prior ordinance establishing the general municipal election date. The full text of this proposed Ordinance can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, CA 90703. This meeting will be conducted in the City Council Chamber of the Cerritos City Hall, Cerritos Civic Center, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California, 90703. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos website at www.cerritos.us. A copy of the related staff report will be available for download on the website on the Friday prior to the public meeting. Any person interested in this matter may contact the City Clerk’s Office at (562) 916-1248 for additional information and/or appear at the meeting in person and be heard. Published/Posted: October 22, 2021. /s/Vida Barone, City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Community News 10/22/21 CITY OF CERRITOS, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, NOTICE TO BIDDERS, PRINTING OF THE CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 2021-2022 POSTCARDS, BID NO. 1445-21. Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, First Floor, Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street, Cerritos, California, 90703, until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, for the printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2021-2022 Postcards, Bid No. 1445-21. Bids will be publicly opened at Cerritos City Hall at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Bids must be made on the form provided for this purpose, addressed to the City Clerk, City of Cerritos, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, First Floor, Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street, Cerritos, California, 90703, marked “Bid for the Printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2021-2022 Postcards, Bid No. 144521”. Please contact the City of Cerritos Communications Division at (562) 916-1320 to obtain specifications and contract documents. No bid will be accepted unless it is made on a proposal form furnished by the City and has the bid number and project name clearly identified on the outside label. The City of Cerritos reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or portions of any and all bids or waive the informality in a bid not affected by law. Bid specifications are available online at www. cerritos.us/BUSINESSES/bid_and_contract_opportunities/bid_listings.php Dated/Posted/Published: October 22, 2021 Published at Los Cerritos Community News 10/22/21 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cerritos City Council will conduct a public hearing at a special meeting on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter: Review and consideration to waive full reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZING UTILIZATION OF RESTRICTED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS, TOTALING APPROXIMATELY $280,000, DURING FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023, TO CONSTRUCT AND RETROFIT ACCESSIBLE CURB RAMPS AND MAKE NECESSARY SIDEWALK REPAIRS WITHIN A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATED SOUTH OF COLLEGE PLACE, WEST OF STUDEBAKER ROAD, NORTH OF THE ARTESIA FREEWAY (STATE ROUTE 91), AND EAST OF THE SAN GABRIEL RIVER FREEWAY (INTERSTATE 605). This public hearing will be conducted in-person in the Cerritos City Council Chamber, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California, 90703. To protect public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with the current Los Angeles County Health Officer Order and City of Cerritos COVID-19 Safety Plan, the City Council Chamber will be open to the public. As authorized by State of California Executive Orders N-25-20, N-29-20, and N-08-21, and subsequently by Assembly Bill 361 (Chapter 165, Statutes of 2021), this meeting may also be conducted via teleconference, if necessary. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos website at www.cerritos.us. A copy of the related agenda report will be available for download from the website on the Friday prior to the public hearing. Public comments can be provided in-person at the meeting or via email to city_clerk@cerritos.us or by hard copy to the Office of the City Clerk no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Please identify the agenda item number in the subject line of the email or hard copy document. All written correspondence received by the 3:00 p.m. deadline will be distributed to the legislative body prior to the meeting. During the meeting, your name and summary comments will be read into the record. The document will be retained with the public record of the meeting. If you challenge the above mentioned item and related actions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence emailed to the Office of the prior to the public hearing. Any person interested in this matter may contact the Office of the City Clerk at (562) 916-1248 for additional information and/or appear at the hearing in person or by agent and be heard. Dated: October 22, 2021 /s/Vida Barone, City Clerk/Treasurer Published at Los Cerritos Community News 10/22/21 NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY Notice is given that pursuant to sections 21700-21713 of the Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the Commercial Code, Section 535 of the Penal Code. 1812.607, that Norwalk Self Storage at 11564 E. Firestone Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 will sell by competitive bidding by Climer’s Auctions (Bond # 5181494), on or after November 16, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m., property belonging to those listed below. Auction is to be held at the above address. Property to be sold as follows: boxes, totes, crib, ice chest, trike, beach chair, and bags belonging to the following. NAME LISA DIANE LUNA

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This notice is given in accordance with the provisions of Section 21700 et seq. of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California. Sales subject to prior cancellation in the event of settlement between Owner and obligated party. Publication Dates: 10/22/2021 AND 10/29/2021 Published at Los Cerritos Community News 10/22 and 10/29/21

ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE CALLING FOR BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ABC Unified School District will receive up to but not later than 11:00 AM on the 29th day of October, 2021 Bids for: ABC Bid # 1576 Floor Covering All bids shall be made and presented on a form furnished by the District. Bids submitted shall conform to the terms and conditions stated on said form. Bids shall be received in the office of the Purchasing Department at 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, CA 90703 and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above-stated time and place. Bidders may request for Bid Documents by calling (562) 926-5566 x 21218 Wendy Wall. All public works are subject to prevailing wage payments, Valid License valid Class C-15 Contractor's License and DIR Registration will be required. Published at Los Cerritos News October 15, 2021 and October 22, 2021

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APN: 7009-026-018 TS No: CA07000259-19-1-FT TO No: 180315680-CA-VOI 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 June 20, 2014. 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 December 16, 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 June 30, 2014 as Instrument No. 20140670688, and that said Deed of Trust was modified by Modification Agreement and recorded April 5, 2017 as Instrument Number 20170375817, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by BIANCA M ARANDA, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AND JESUS A CALDERON, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, as nominee for BANC OF CALIFORNIA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, DBA BANC HOME LOANS 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: 12137 ALGARDI STREET, NORWALK, CA 90650 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 $327,872.10 (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, CA07000259-19-1-FT. 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 CA07000259-19-1-FT 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: October 15, 2021 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA07000259-19-1-FT 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 78100, Pub Dates: 10/22/2021, 10/29/2021, 11/5/2021, LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: STEVE KARPATI CASE NO. 21STPB09911 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of STEVE KARPATI. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ZOLTAN KARPATI in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ZOLTAN KARPATI 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: 12/13/21 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 ROBERT E. PEARSON II - SBN 231302 ROBERT E. PEARSON, APLC 17782 17TH ST., #109 TUSTIN CA 92780 BSC 220701 10/22, 10/29, 11/5/21 CNS-3521894# LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER NOTICE OF LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700–21716 of the CA Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of CA Commercial Code, Sections 1812.600 –1812.609, Section 1988 of CA Civil Code and Section 535 of the CA Penal Code. The undersigned will be sold at public auction conducted on www.storagetreasures.com ending on Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 10:00am. The personal property including: general household goods, electronics, tools, personal effects, and or miscellaneous items are stored at: Cerritos Self Storage, 16515 Valley View Ave., Cerritos, County of Los Angeles, State of California by the following: Name James Lujan Kristine Meyer

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Purchases must be made in CASH ONLY and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Dated this 15th and 22nd day of October 2021. Self Storage Management Company Bond #: WLI1254152 Published at Los Cerritos Community News 10/15 and 10/22/21

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 the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act 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 – 10/15, 10/22, 10/29/21. 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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