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Associate of Supremacist Invited to Cerritos Library Pushing Extremist Agenda on ABCUSD

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An associate of known white supremacist Gracey Van Der Mark contacted the ABCUSD Board. Did Soo Yoo and Mike Eugenio invite her? By Brian Hews

HELPING SENIORS DURING THANKSGIVING AREA RESIDENTS helped served meals to seniors. Mayor Jennifer Perez, Councilmember Ana Valencia, City Manager Jesus Gomez, City Staff, the Sheriff's Department and volunteers delivered 160 warm meals to very thankful older adults.

Norwalk Served Over 160 Meals to Senior Residents, Continuing the Vernola Tradition By Tammye McDuff There was one thing lucky residents could count on in Norwalk every Thanksgiving, former Mayor Luigi Vernola, who passed away this year, and his family handing out turkey dinners and toys to underprivileged families. Vernola himself would go down to Los Angeles warehouses, buy hundreds of toys for the children, and hand the toys and turkeys out before Thanksgiving. Now the family has continued the tradition. The City of Norwalk cares deeply for the well-being of senior residents. Mayor Jennifer Perez, Councilmember Ana Valencia, City Manager Jesus Gomez, City Staff, the Sheriff's Department and volunteers delivered 160 warm meals, in just a little over two hours, to seniors in the community last week. "Thank you to all the sponsors, partners, staff, and volunteers for making the Thanksgiving lunch deliveries possible," said Perez, "the program ensures Norwalk seniors have a delicious Thanksgiving meal. A

very special thanks to the Vernola Family and Vernola Towing for their generous support and continuing the legacy of Luigi Vernola through their giving back to the community." The Thanksgiving meals were prepared by SoCal Pizza that included a traditional turkey dinner with stuffing and mashed potatoes; the Senior Center added pumpkin pie and sparkling apple cider to complete the donation. A team of employee volunteers came in at 9:00 am to pack bags and deliver door-to-door to those homebound senior citizens. The Norwalk Senior Center offers a variety of social services to assist the older adult population, who are seeking solutions to their current situations. Supportive services are available to Norwalk residents age 60 years and older. These services assist clients with daily in-home assistance to help preserve and maintain their quality of life and to remain independent living in their home. For more information or questions send an email to seniorcenter@norwalkca.gov .

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n September of this year, Gracey Van Der Mark, a politician who has been accused of being affiliated with white supremacists while at the same time being accused of racist social media posts, spoke at the Cerritos Library. A flyer was circulated on so-

Artesia Holds First Town Hall Meeting Since Pandemic

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By Tammye McDuff

By Brian Hews

Artesia City Council held a long-awaited Town Hall Meeting in the City Council Chambers Monday evening. The meeting gave residents the opportunity to address the City Council on matters of interest and receive updates on current city projects and events. The major talking points were cannabis, public safety, crossing guards, land use development, and how grant monies were spent. Mayor Rene Trevino said that he ran for City Council to make changes. "As I drive down the street, I would like to change the way Artesians see the city. I want us to work on the simple things in everyday life, such as public safety. Can we get to zero crime? No, but we can reduce it. Reducing the crime rate means bringing in new technology, increasing the detectives and neighborhood watch programs." Another topic of discussion was senior residents, some are isolated and do not have family

Public safety is something that the Pico Rivera Sheriff's Department's deputies take very seriously with personnel always looking for innovative ways to increase patrols around the City. Last month, the Station added

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cial media under the Cerritos Republican Club logo who sponsored the event. The flyer was also seen on the right-wing Republican-leaning Facebook page, Cerritos Press One, which has blocked HMGCN from joining. The flyer promoting Van Der Mark's appearance at the library was entitled What are your kids learning? "Join the non-partisan, no-cost, educational conversation on our children's education. Critical Race Theory is being taught to our students without our consent and we must engage together for the future of our kids." Sources told HMG-CN that

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PICO RIVERA USING SHERIFF'S BIKE PATROLS TO HELP FIGHT CRIME one more patrolling tool to their tool box: Bicycles. The Sheriff's Department trained patrol Deputies, Reserve Deputies, and Volunteers to take part in the new patrolling efforts. Bicycle patrols in cities have returned to the forefront of polic-

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HELLO! Deputy Monica Grana and Deputy Brandon Longoria patrol Pico Rivera streets. The patrols have proven to be very effective in fighting crime, in other cities bike patrol officers arrest many more unsuspecting criminals than car patrols.


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Phantom Projects Theatre Group Takes Over Historic La Habra Depot Theatre

Holiday Activities at the Cerritos Library

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The Cerritos Library will offer two fun grab-and-go holiday crafts for children, ages 4-10, starting on Monday, December 6. The craft kits will be available at the Children’s Help Desk while supplies last. One craft includes materials to make a festive holiday ornament to display at home. The second craft is a paper snowman that can be decorated with any materials that you have at home and returned to the library to be displayed. The decorated snowman crafts should be returned to the Children’s Help Desk by Tuesday, December 21. An “Ellie the Elf: Lost in the Library” Activity for children ages 3-12 takes place from Sunday, December 12 through Thursday, December 23. Every day, Ellie the Elf will move and hide in a different location. Children are invited to find Ellie in her secret hiding spot and submit the answer at the Children’s Help Desk to receive a small prize. Ellie only hides in the Children’s Library. Daily clues to locate Ellie will be provided at the Children’s Help Desk. A new Christmas Storytime and Craft Virtual Program will be posted on the Cerritos Library’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, December 8. Join Miss Rochelle and learn how to make a festive Christmas craft. Following the craft, Miss Curita will read exciting Christmas stories and sing Christmas songs. The library’s YouTube channel can be accessed through the library’s website at cerritoslibrary.us. A “Look Up! Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Challenge” takes place from Wednesday, December 1 through Friday, December 31. Explore our universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Challenge. Learn all about the science behind NASA’s newest space telescope mission, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Scheduled to launch this winter, JWST is the most advanced infrared space telescope ever launched and will allow us to look deeper into time and space than ever before! This activity includes reading and activity challenges for all ages. Register through Beanstack and complete the challenges throughout December. Beanstack can be accessed through the library’s website at cerritoslibrary.us.

The historic La Habra Depot Theatre will re-open under the new management of the La Mirada-based Phantom Projects Theatre Group. The theatre group which has been presenting theatrical productions at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts has been awarded a five-year lease to manage and program the historic venue owned by the City of La Habra. The 132-seat venue will be renamed The Phantom Projects Theatre at La Habra Depot.

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theatre projects that they are known for. The Depot Theatre has been an integral part of the City for a long time and we can’t wait to see what happens next.” The La Habra depot was built in 1909 on the northeast corner of Hiatt Street and Electric Avenue. The railway's freight and passenger service contributed to La Habra's population growth and business boom in the

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Cerritos ES Named Blue Ribbon School

AWARDED: Senator Bob Archuleta, Principal Craig Spratt, ABCUSD Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu, and officials from the ABCUSD at the awards ceremony. By Scott Smith The U.S. Department of Education has been recognizing outstanding schools through the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program for 38 years. This year, the program is recognizing Cerritos Elementary School. “Being named a National Blue Ribbon School is a tremendous honor for our students and staff,” said Cerritos Elementary School Principal Craig Spratt. “This recognition is due to the hard work of the entire school community. I couldn’t be more proud.” Cerritos Elementary School received the National Blue Ribbon in the “Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing” category. This category highlights schools that have made the most significant advances in closing gaps for students in English and math over the past three to five years. In the program application, Mr. Spratt noted that three main factors have led to high student achievement targeted academic

interventions, technology integration, and social-emotional learning. “It’s truly wonderful news to hear that Cerritos Elementary School has again been named a National Blue Ribbon School,” said ABC Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu. “I congratulate Mr. Spratt and his entire team of teachers and staff members for the extraordinary work they do for their students.” This year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognized 325 schools for their overall academic performance and for closing the achievement gap. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating school environments where students are challenged and engaged. Cerritos Elementary School was previously awarded a National Blue Ribbon in 2001. You can learn more about the 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools at www.nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov.

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St. Norbert Volunteers Help Raise Funds

SERVING UP: Sheri Towey, Christina Sanchez, Coco Ranold, Betty Pastore and Nancy Castagna at St. Norbert Church in Orange get ready to serve lasagna meals to parishioners. The fundraising meals were $15 each, the food was donated by local organizations and over 120 meals were served which included salad and bread. Picture by Brian Hews.


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La Mirada Receives $800,000 for Creek Park

BIG CHECK: (l-r) La Mirada Mayor Ed Eng, Councilmen John Lewis and Steven De and Democrats Democrats among ex-felons who Ruse, Mayor pro tem Anthony Otero and Asm.and Lisa Calderon.among ex-felons who are not not Black. Black. are PROP 17 The population population of of parolees parolees in in CaliCaliThe Continued from from page 1 fornia is disproportionately disproportionately Black and fornia is Black and Creek Park is located north of Imperial ByContinued Tammye McDuff page 1 Latino. In 2016, 26% of California’s Highway and covers 26 acres along the La the right right to to vote. vote. (At (At the the time, time, in in Florida, Florida, Latino. In 2016, 26% of California’s the parole population was Black (even Mirada flood control channel. At the November 23 City Council meetparole population was Black (even all felons felons -- even even ifif they’d they’d completed completed all though only 6%end of California’s California’s overalldeThe only eastern of this creatively ing, (D-57) presented the city with a check though 6% of overall their prison prison sentence sentence -- were were disqualidisqualitheir population was) and 40% of California’s signed passive park features a fire ring and for $800,000 from the Governors historic fied from from voting.) voting.) A A study study of of this this policy policy population was) and 40% of California’s fied an amphitheater that accommodates up to budget. parole population population was was Latino. Latino. In In CaliCalifound that that the the partisan partisan affiliations affiliations of of exex- parole found The generous donation will fund im- fornia, 65 individuals. fornia, Black Black voters voters and and Latino Latino voters, voters, felons roughly roughly matched matched partisan trends trends felons A horseto arena is located to the west. provements to the Creekpartisan Park pedestrian according according to the California Public Policy the California Public Policy observed in in the the general general public, public, with with observed bridge, providing safe accessibility for fu- Institute, Creek tend Park’s lush green grass, rolling Institute, tend to vote Democrat by to vote Democrat by aa the overwhelming overwhelming majority of of Black Black the topography, and beautiful trees combine to ture generations. majority significant margin. margin. ex-felons registering as Democrats Democratsone andof ex-felons as and aa significant “As a registering new Assemblymember, bring contentment visitors. also sugHowever, mosttoresearch research However, most also sugroughly even split between Republicans roughly even split between resources Republicans Creek Park is the perfect setting my top priorities is bringing back gests that voter voter turnout turnout amongst pa- for a gests that amongst papeaceful morning jog or a family picnic. to the district,” stated Calderon, rolees would would be be very very low. low. The The Florida Florida rolees “This year my staff and I worked closeEach July, Creek Park is home to the study mentioned mentioned above above found found that, that, ly with the chair oflosthe Assembly Budget study popular “Stroll in the Park”. cerritos among those those eligible eligible to to vote, vote, only only 16 16 los cerritos among Mayor Ed Eng thanked Calderon for Committee to secure funding for a pedescommunity community percent of black ex-felons and 12 perpercent of black ex-felons and 12 pernewspaper newspaper the generous grant. trian bridge at Creek Park.” cent“Sometimes of all all other other La felons voted in the 2016 2016 of felons voted For many in the community walking cent Mirada is in a the victim of election. through Creek Park has been a respite from election. our own success. We are a distinguished Anotherthat study foundon thatour only ~13 Follow us! us! Another study found that only ~13 Follow community focuses residents’ the pandemic . @cerritosnews @cerritosnews percent of ex-felons in Iowa who had of life ex-felons in Iowa who quality of and safety. This is ahad really The construction of the new bridge will percent gottenthing theirtoright right to vote vote restored in gotten their to restored in increase accessibility to the park. great happen for our community.

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ing in the past 3 to 5 years. Reasons for this include low-cost installation and maintenance and higher arrest rates per officer. For example, bicycle officers in Phoenix and Seattle have as many as five times more arrests than officers on other types of patrol. Within days of the program's roll-out, two patrolling bicycle deputies made a significant arrest at the Walmart parking lot. A suspect who was a known narcotics user was detained by the bicycle patrolling deputies. Upon further investigation, it turned out the suspect had outstanding warrants for multiple sex crimes. The suspect was arrested and taken into Sheriff's custody. Because bicycle patrol officers wear an altered police uniform, they blend into crowds. Offenders are not accustomed to seeing police officers on bicycles and may be taken by surprise. The Pico Rivera Sheriff's Bike Patrol is often used as a resource to patrol areas that are difficult to access, such as bike trails, parks, and riverbeds. The Bike Patrol is also used for local shopping centers, neighborhoods with specific concerns that may benefit from the Bike Patrol, and city events such as concerts, parades, and celebrations. The Station's Bike Patrol is a resource that can be used day or night. According to Captain Hutak, the Station's Bike patrol has a number of advantages, including the ability for Deputies to engage in closer connection to the community, bring Sheriff's Department visibility to local events, and increase public safety patrolling Pico Rivera's outdoor spaces. The cost to equip and train a bicycle patrol averages between $1,000 and $1,485 per officer.

nearby, among other issues. The City Council said they are aware that they need more focused services and that the Community Center is the hub. The Senior Center engages seniors and offers activities and resources that they may need by performing wellness calls. The Metro Light Rail was the next topic of discussion; construction will begin within the next two years, to be completed in 2028. Expectations are that the rail, which will terminate and start in Artesia, will generate economic activity in the form of new investment to attract riders. "We need to start entertaining the ideas of development within walking distance for those passengers," said Trevino. Councilman Ali Taj said, "My vision is very straightforward. Currently, the city operates a $10 million budget. Our population is close to 18,000 people; my goal is to increase the budget from $10 million to $11 or $12 million. We cannot stay at our current budget and must develop a way to increase revenues, continue to improve our services, and add to our reserves." The city would have reached that goal if residents had passed a sales tax increase in 2020; many cities in the area have successfully passed a similar initiative. If residents pass an initiative, the city would be get additional $1 to $2 million annually, generating additional money for infrastructure repairs."We have the money, we must allocate amounts, " said Trevino. A long-time problem for the city is the lack of business license enforcement, and the city knows it; another problem is the many cash businesses on Pioneer who fail to claim true revenue amounts thus robbing the city of its rightful revenue. A lively discussion ensued in an attempt to fix the problems. A report for city officials will be generated in the coming months.


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A Holiday Message From La Mirada Mayor Ed Eng Let’s celebrate this Christmas with an abundance of presents and presence. While gift giving is a deep-rooted tradition to show appreciation and affection, the most precious gift we can show others is our presence. On behalf of the City of La Mirada, I invite you to celebrate and connect with the residents of this great city though La Mirada Mayor a variety of events. Ed Eng We will kick off the holiday season at our annual Chili Holiday celebration on Saturday, December 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center. Festivities include the official tree lighting, live entertainment, hot dogs, warm beverages, cookies, and, of course, chili! Your family can also enjoy holiday crafts, snow sledding, a holiday train, and photos with Santa. Throughout the holiday season, you can help bring the holiday spirit to our neighborhoods with beautifully decorated homes. Residents are highly encouraged to decorate their homes during the holidays and participate in the Holiday Home Decorating program. Judging is already underway and will conclude Sunday, December 12. Winners will receive a certificate and a yard sign to help spread holiday cheer. Beyond the traditional giving of gifts, residents are encouraged to help those in need this season by donating to the City’s Holiday Toy and Food Drive. Donations of new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items will be collected and distributed to local organizations to assist families in need during this special time of year. Donations can be brought to the Activity Center, City Hall, Community Sheriff’s Station, Community Gymnasium, La Mirada

Send a Letter to Santa in La Mirada and Pico Rivera La Mirada kids, let Santa know what is on your wish list this Christmas. Santa will be sending personalized responses to all letters received by Wednesday, December 15. Special mailboxes are located at City Hall, the Resource Center and Splash! La Mirada Aquatics Center. Remember to include a return address so Santa can write back. Santa’s elves are also working in Pico Rivera and will be delivering your Christmas wish list to the North Pole. Starting December 1 and running through December 16, Santa has promised to answer all letters from every boy and girl who writes. Drop off your letter at City Hall, the Parks & Recreation Department, and Pico Park Community Center or mail your letter to: City of Pico Rivera, c/o North Pole P.O. Box 1016, Pico Rivera, CA 90660 Please make sure to include a selfaddressed stamped envelope with your

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Library, Resource Center, and Splash! through Monday, December 13. What is Christmas without the magic and joy of Santa? La Mirada kids, don’t miss your chance to chat with Santa Claus! Santa will be making personalized Zoom calls with families starting Monday, December 13 through Thursday, December 23. Register today for your 10-minute call with Santa to let him know you are on the good list this year. Children are also encouraged to let Santa know what is on their Christmas wish list by writing a letter to Santa. Special mailboxes are located at City Hall, the Resource Center and Splash! Be sure to drop off your letter by Wednesday, December 15 for a personalized reply from Santa. Remember to include a return address so Santa can write back. Whether you are a thrill-seeker or a chilly-seeker, I invite you to take a splash into the New Year by taking a plunge down the waterslides into the chilly water of Buccaneer Bay! The annual Polar Bear Plunge will be held on Saturday, December 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Adventurers will receive free admission to recreational swimming in our heated 25-yard pool after their plunge. The event is available for $5 and is free for 2022 season pass holders. Let’s start a new tradition by making the La Mirada Theatre your place this holiday season! On December 4 and 5, family and friends will be delighted to see the classic and lively Nutcracker by Tustin Dance. Also, don’t miss “The Magic of Christmas” starring The Young Americans playing December 10 through 19. These high-energy performances will provide the perfect holiday entertainment for everyone. I invite you to celebrate with me the magic of La Mirada, a community I love so much. I hope this can be a place where you can find inspiration and continue to call home. On behalf of the City of La Mirada, I wish everyone a fun and safe holiday season and all the best for 2022! Sincerely, Ed Eng La Mirada Mayor

letter. To ensure timely delivery from the North Pole, letters will be accepted until Thursday, December 16. For more information, call our Parks and Recreation Department at 562.801.4430.

Email Letter to Santa in Cerritos Visit the City of Cerritos HomePage and e-mail a greeting to Santa. A special e-mail address has been set up by the City so children up to age 11 can send their holiday wishes electronically. Santa is very busy this time of year so the site will only be open November 29 through December 17. E-mail Santa by watching for his link on the at cerritos.us

Hawaiian Gardens Holiday Decorating Contest All residences and businesses within the City of Hawaiian Gardens are eligible Entries will be placed on this webpage starting December 1 Deadline is Sunday, December 12, 5:00pm All participants will receive a yard sign noting their award or recognizing their participation There is no charge to participate in the Holiday Decorating Contest Call (562) 541-1130 for more information

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Jalisco Mariachi Festival in Pico Rivera Draws Thousands

CLOSE TO 5,000 ATTENDEES from the City and surrounding communities enjoyed the Jalisco Mariachi Festival that featured Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan, Mariachi Estrella de Mexico, Angie NG, and Ballet Mexico Folklorico, amongst other performances.

Holidays in Pico Rivera The Holiday Season officially begins in Pico Rivera with the return of the City's Holiday and Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, December 4. The event will be held from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at City Hall. Bring snow boots and mittens as the grounds of City Hall will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland complete with a FREE snow toss area and 25-tons of snow. Live entertainment will be provided by Past Action Heroes from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and La Sonora Dinamita featuring Vilma Diaz from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. City officials and the community will come together for the official Tree Lighting Ceremony that will take place from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Following the conclu-

sion of La Sonora Dinamita's performance, the event will end with a bang with a special Snowflake Fireworks show that is viewable from anywhere on the City Hall grounds. Other activities planned for the evening include an ornament kids craft, elves body art, a vendor fair, and a Santa train. A beer garden will also be hosted at the event, and food will be available. Minimal fees are required for these activities, cash only will be accepted. Please note that Passons Boulevard will be closed between Wampler and Marjorie Streets from 7:00 a.m. to midnight to accommodate the stage and viewing area. Parking will be available at El Rancho High School. Admission to the Holiday Festival is FREE. For details, call 562.801.4430 or log onto pico-rivera.org.


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anta’s Holiday Float will bring season’s greetings to Cerritos neighborhoods once again this holiday season. The program will be offered on seven nights in December and feature a float with Santa traveling through the residential areas of Cerritos. Children will have the opportunity to wave at Santa and enjoy a festive float

with music and holiday decorations. Santa’s Holiday Float will travel through the city starting at 6 p.m. Monday, December 6 through Wednesday, December 8, routes 1, 2, 3 on the map above; and Wednesday, December 15 through Saturday, December 18, routes 4, 5, 6, 7. Maps showing the float’s route each evening can also be found on the City’s website at cerritos.us.

A GPS tracker will be placed on the float to allow residents to track its location each evening through a link on the City’s website. In the event of rain, the float will be canceled for that evening and the route will be rescheduled to another night. Parents are asked to supervise their children to keep them from running into the streets while the float is passing.

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more. Just make sure to bundle up in your best Christmas sweater. For 29 years the Festival of Lights has brought tremendous joy in presenting their Annual Festival of Lights. The Festival of Lights began Friday, November 26, 2021, and The Inn's sixweek holiday merriment will be celebrated until Thursday, January 6, 2022. This is one of the nation's largest holiday light collections, voted "Best Public Lights Display" by USA Today. Every year The Inn's festival gains new energy, grows in popularity, and ushers in an increasing number of visitors to the Riverside area. Dodgers Holiday Festival is a significant upgrade from last year’s drive through event. You’ll find seasonal decorations, food and merchandise in the expanded center field plaza, Santa in the bullpen and most excitingly, an ice skating rink in the outfield. Though all of the activities in the plaza are included in a base ticket, there’s an additional fee for ice skating. Plan your excursions early, some events require reservations.

Community Gymnasium 15105 Alicante Road La Mirada Library 13800 La Mirada Boulevard Resource Center 13710 La Mirada Boulevard Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center 13806 La Mirada Boulevard Donated items will be distributed to local organizations, including the La Mirada Volunteer Center, Interfaith Food Center, Grace Evangelical Free Church, St. Paul of the Cross Church, and Beatitudes of Our Lord Church. For more information, call (562) 943-7277.

By Tammye McDuff Ready or not, the Christmas holidays are upon us. While you trim your house and tree with twinkling lights and ornaments, there are some pretty amazing things going on in December. Christmas Tree Lane in Alta Dena will light up your night with this mile long grand display of century old cedar trees blanketed in lights this year to transform into Christmas Tree Lane. Take a splendid cruise down the hill after it lights up. The lighting ceremony is set for December 11. This tradition is always a highlight Take a twinkly walk through South Coast Botanic Garden during the return of their illuminated, after-hours installation, which runs until after New Year’s. During last year’s debut, multicolored up lights were pristinely positioned all over the Palos Verdes Peninsula garden, all set to a beautiful holiday music. This year adds some new lit-up areas, including the lavender garden, Koi pond, & fuchsia garden. Torrance Seaside neighborhood sometimes referred to as Sleepy Hollow will start in early December; seemingly every tree, house and lawn becomes blanketed in an electric blaze of holiday cheer. The displays typically run every night from 6 to 10pm, up until New Year’s Day, and you can walk the few blocks if you’d prefer. Street Food Cinema has put together a series of outdoor holiday screenings in the closest thing to a Dickensian town square in L.A.: Heritage Square. In between Victorian home tours, piano sing-alongs, strolls through a light tunnel and sips on hot chocolate, mulled wine and craft beer, you can catch screenings of flicks, showing twice each night, like Elf, Home Alone, A Christmas Carol and

La Mirada Food and Toy Drive La Mirada is asking residents to spread holiday cheer to those in need by donating to the City's Holiday Toy and Food Drive. Donations are now being accepted through Monday, December 13 at various City facilities. Donations of new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items will be collected and distributed to local organizations to assist families in need. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: Activity Center 13810 La Mirada Boulevard City Hall 13700 La Mirada Boulevard Community Sheriff’s Station 13716 La Mirada Boulevard

Letters to Santa in Artesia The City of Artesia has a pipeline to the North Pole asking children to write a letter to Santa to drop it in one of its Santa mailboxes at Artesia Park or AJ Padelford Park by Thursday December 16th at 4:00 pm. Those that drop off at that time or prior will receive a letter in response. Letters must include a return address. For more information, please call at the park office at 562-860-3361 or email recreation@cityofartesia.us

Holiday Celebration at Cerritos Towne Center The Cerritos Towne Center invites the community to a Holiday Celebration on Sunday, December 5th, from noon to 2 p.m., The event will feature take-home photos with Santa, kids crafts and games, body art and balloon twisters. This event is free and open to the public; no pre-registration is required.


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CerritosYogurt teenager - Goodand forhis the Skin and the Environment team making the world greener one drop at a time BY LAURIE HANSON

Suspects Id'd in Robbery of Lakewood Home Depot Staff Report

Authorities have identified four suspects who allegedly robbed a Home Depot “Many little drops make an ocean,” is a in Lakewood on Friday. Chinese idiom taught by parents of Harry The LASD along with officers from the Yuan of Cerritos that motivates him today Beverly Hills PD made the arrests early towards a greener future for the world’s Saturday morning after the "flash mob buroceans tomorrow. glary" at the Lakewood store. The 17-year-old Whitney High School The arrestees include Everett Lestorstudent and his team have developed a Kindle, 22; Bronz Jackson, 20; Shawn Jones, 19; and Daniel DeHughes, 19. fashionable way to revolutionize beverage As of Sunday, DeHughes was receiving drinking with one simple invention called YOGURT HAS CERTAIN PROPERTIES that help the skin. Lactic Acid helps medical treatment prior to being booked. the “BluStraw”. dissolve dead skin, tighten pours, hydrates and diminishes wrinkles. 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AUGUST 7, 2020 7 LosCerritosNews.net “I have owned lots of reusable straws, and my friends have as well - they’re great for the environment, but they’re a bother to clean and take around,” Yuan said. “Using tiny brushes is extremely annoying, and IReport would often find myself forgetting Staff to take out my reusable straw when eating out.” This week, L.A.County Supervisor “With a bracelet I could for weartheit Janice Hahn requestedon, a briefing around every day without noticing it, and Supervisors and the public by the LASD whenever I decide to get a drink my straw about how the LASD will address the rewould conveniently be right there,” he cent rash of “smash-and-grab” robberies.explained. “These recent smash-and-grab robberAfteralarmed conducting 300 suries have manymore of ourthan residents, esveys and 40 interviews plus doing extenpecially workers in retail who are already sive market and hisshopteam dealing with aresearch, lot duringYuan the holiday came with a few key features: ping season,” said Hahn. “Some of these • An openable yetbeen functional reusable recent robberies have organized and straw that is extremely easy to clean well-thought out, so they will require an • Aorganized bracelet that covers the straw on equally response." the At wristHahn’s to prevent germs and bacteria request, Assistant Sher• A stylish design to iff over the Patrol Divisionspark BruceconverChase sation/make a statement about keeping briefed the Board this week about how oceans clean the LASD plans to address these recent • To donate part of the proceeds to plascrimes" tic •Increased cleanup nonprofits world in visible around patrol the checks shopping retailwe areas “Over themalls pastand fewother months, have •Activating the each department’s operaworked for hours day to turn our to facilitate and coordinate ideations intocenter a reality,” Yuan said. “We have responsesmarket with other partnercreated agencies conducted research, pro•Coordination other law enforcetotypes, contactedwith manufacturers, and are mentready departments to collaborate efforts almost to start product production.” •Meeting local about They havewith begun withbusinesses an Indiegogo to these robberies begin crowdfunding the idea, and raised Chase advised to need be vigiabout $500also in two days,people but still adlant and funding. if they see anything suspicious ditional “We’re currently trying such as aawareness, caravan of as cars, they call to raise well as should crowdfund the local preorders Sheriff’s Department or local pothrough and donations,” he addlice ed. department. He also said that although the investigation still ongoing, these robTo become ‘aislittle drop’ in this moveberies notthe seem to be of a grand ment todosave ocean andpart for more inforconspiracy but instead appear to be quickly mation on the BluStaw’s IndieGoGo camorganized by people on social paign (and to place an ordermedia. to be filled urged the LASD door-to-door by Hahn January 2021), pleasegovisit online at to local businesses this holiday season with www.//igg.me/at/blustraw/x/24223350#/. information about these robberies and what they can do to prevent them.

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Climate Change Forces Hidden Creatures Out in the Open

SCORPIONS RAN from vicious rain, dust storms, and snow attributed to climate change in the southern city of Aswan, Egypt last week, the weather drove out scorpions as well as snakes. Three people died from scorpion stings and 450 people were injured by the stings. Residents are being asked to stay inside their homes.

Drive-In Movie Nights at the Lakewood Mall Staff Report The City of Lakewood will offer two nights of Drive-in Movies at Lakewood Center, in the northwest parking lot near El Torito restaurant:

Friday, Dec. 10: "The Grinch"

Registration opens Dec. 4 for residents; Dec. 6 for non-residents.

Friday, Dec. 17: "A Christmas Story"

Registration opens Dec. 11 for residents; Dec. 13 for non-residents. The movies will begin at 7 p.m. with car staging beginning at 6 p.m. The fee is $10 per car for residents and $15 per car for non-residents. Pre-registration is required and is open to 100 cars. Participants can register at www.lakewoodcity.org/ecatalog.

Update on Artesia Rebate Programs The City of Artesia offers several rebate programs for residents to make it easier for them to keep their homes safe and clean, obtain Internet access, start businesses, and more. The below programs are all currently open for applications and have funding available for residents that submit eligible applications. Learn more about each of these at www.cityofartesia.us, or contact the city at reception@cityofartesia.us with any questions. Home Security and Alarm Rebate Program: As part of its efforts to improve public safety in the community, the City of Artesia offers a Home Security and Alarm Rebate Program for Artesia homeowners. Under this program, Artesia homeowners who purchase an eligible new home alarm system can receive a rebate of up to $250 for the purchase price of the system. Eligibility requirements and a link to the online application form are available on the City website. Graffiti Removal Program: The City of Artesia's Graffiti Removal Program assists homeowners by offering graffiti removal services and supplies to those who frequently deal with graffiti placed on their property. The Graffiti Removal Program offers two types of services for property owners in the City. The options include the receipt of free graffiti removal supplies (paint or removal chemicals) or removal by the City for a nominal fee. Eligibility requirements and a link to the application form are available on the City website. Home Internet Rebate Program: The City of Artesia offers the Home Internet Rebate Program to qualifying Artesia

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residents that obtain reduced price internet subscriptions from an internet provider. All major internet providers in Artesia offer a reduced price service for qualifying customers and residents are advised to contact a provider to get information on a particular service. Through this program, the City hopes to make it easier for lowincome households to afford internet access during this time. The City will rebate up at $180 over 12 months toward the cost of a qualifying internet service. Learn more at www.cityofartesia.us. Business License Rebate Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: As part of its goal to grow the City’s business community and expand access to business opportunities in Artesia, the City has created the Business License Rebate Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, which will rebate the cost of a business license plus up to $20 in administrative processing fees for business owners with developmental disabilities. Only businesses with annual gross receipts up to $1,000 will be eligible for a rebate under the Program. For the purposes of the Program, the City requires proof of either eligibility for services or enrollment in services with the Harbor Regional Center. The Program will be limited to business owners that are also residents of the City of Artesia. Applicants to the Program will need to first obtain a business license and pay the applicable fees and then submit an application to City staff to be eligible to receive a rebate. In the application, the applicant will need to briefly describe their business, demonstrate gross receipts under $1,000 or provide a reasonable estimate, provide proof of payment for their business license, and demonstrate their eligibility for services or enrollment in services with the Harbor Regional Center.


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Sunshine Medical Equipment Opens in La Mirada

Local Resident Serves on Assault Ship USS Essex ELECTED OFFICIALS, chamber officials and ambassadors at Sunshine Medical's grand opening. Sunshine Medical is located at 15065 Imperial Highway in La Mirada.

By Tammye McDuff La Mirada is known as a business friendly city, it is also ranked third as one of the safest cities in the state of California. Mayor Ed Eng presented the new owners of Sunshine Medical Equipment with a certificate of recognition for being the only medical equipment supplier in the city, “I really like your marketing strategy,” stated Eng, ”La Mirada has a growing demographic of older residents and you have chosen the right place to be, because I’m pretty old.” Joking with the crowd, Eng remarked that Councilman John Lewis, Steve De Ruse and himself, were going to get on the electric scooters and have a race in the parking lot. With over 60 years of medical equipment, Sunshine Medical can deliver almost any piece of home or assisted

living equipment that is need for aging adults. The stores owners realized that there was a demographic of residents that were not being catered to. “The only thing that really got us through a dark time, was seeing the smiles of relief from our customers, knowing that they were able to find what they needed at affordable prices, where they could go home and continue their lives with a little more mobility and dignity,” said owner Christian Nersessian “In honor of my dad Juan Nersessian, and my mother Karen, we want Sunshine Medical to a bright spot in someone’s day. We humbly welcome you to our newest location. Sunshine Medical is located at 15065 Imperial Highway in La Mirada. For more information call 818.967.0517 or email at sunshinemedical.products@ gmail.com

PETTY OFFICER 3rd Class David Reyes serves as a Navy damage controlmen responsible for being a shipboard firefighter in charge of damage control of the ship and controlling the stability of the ship. Reyes joined the Navy two years and 10 months ago to serve the country. Homeported in San Diego, California, USS Essex is the second ship in the Wasp-class of multipurpose amphibious assault ships and the fifth ship named for Essex County, Massachusetts. Essex was a 1000-ton ironclad river gunboat of the U.S. Army and later U.S. Navy during the American Civil War. Amphibious assault ships are

designed to deliver U.S. Marines and their equipment where they are needed to support a variety of missions ranging from amphibious assaults to humanitarian relief efforts. Designed to be versatile, the ship has the option of simultaneously using helicopters, Harrier jets, and Landing Craft Air Cushioned, as well as conventional landing craft and assault vehicles in various combinations.

Downtown Bellflower Demolition Through December Recent demolition and debris removal in Downtown Bellflower has created traffic congestion southbound on Bellflower Blvd. south of Mayne St. The right lane has been temporarily closed through the end of the year. The new project, The

Edgeway, consists of 91-rental units and a combination of commercial and retail frontage. Tenants of the commercial and retail space are yet to be determined. The city thanks residents for their patience as Bellflower continues to grow.


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THE CERRITOS HIGH girls basketball team poses with its third place trophy from the Corona Del Mar Tip-Off Tournament. The Dons knocked off Newport Harbor High 48-35 last Saturday for their third straight victory after a season opening loss. Sophomore Onyeka Nwanze was named to the all-tournament team as she scored 108 points in the four-game event.

By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter NEWPORT BEACH-Cerritos High girls basketball head coach Marcus Chinen admitted he had no idea what to expect when his team kicked off the season by taking part in the Corona Del Mar TipOff Tournament. Chinen said he wanted to put his team in a new tournament to face new teams and challenge his group of 11 returning players plus five newcomers. Mission accomplished, as the Dons squared off against defending CIF-Southern Section 4A champion Newport Harbor High in the third place game last Saturday afternoon and came away with a 48-35 victory. After falling to Portolla High in the first game of the season, Cerritos bounced back with three wins in the next five days. “We did well; we did well coming out of it,” Chinen said. “One of the games, we were down by a lot and came back into it. So, the girls learned from that. In another one, we were up pretty much most of the game and lost the lead and had to come back and take the lead and we learned how to finish off games today.” Cerritos led Newport Harbor for all but 17 seconds, going on scoring runs of 7-0 in the first quarter, 8-0 to end the first half and 6-0 to begin the second half, on top of holding a 16-point lead near the midway part of the fourth quarter. Right out of the gates, sophomore Onyeka Nwanze was a thorn in the sides of the Sailors, scoring six points in the opening stanza, grabbing eight rebounds, three on the offensive side, and assisting on senior Madhuri Suresh’s second basket of the game 98 seconds into the contest. Nwanze, who was named to the all-tournament team,

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Cerritos Girls Basketball Manages Early Season Challenge, Takes Third Place in Tournament scored a game-high 26 points on 12 of 19 shooting from the field and grabbed 19 rebounds. For the tournament, she scored 107 points. Two other players would score in double figures during the tournament, and that occurred in the same game. “She set the tone early; made us go out there and play defense and play smart,” Chinen said. “One thing we want to do is we do want to get her the ball, then when we get her the ball, hopefully she makes the right moves to score. And she’s learning how to look for the open shooter on the outside.” The Dons were up 13-7 early in the second quarter before the Sailors scored five straight points. After a Nwanze basket, Emma Coatsworth and Chase Dionio

scored consecutive baskets, the latter on a steal as Newport Harbor took its lone lead at 16-15 with 1:40 remaining in the half. But Cerritos responded in a big way by ending the half with eight straight points. “The middle to the end of the first half, we knew that we had to step it up defensively,” Chinen said. “And we knew that at that point. We weren’t playing the best basketball. We had a few turnovers here and there that could have turned the game around. But the girls, through this whole tournament, learned how to play through that.” If that wasn’t enough, Nwanze began the second half with three straight baskets, two of which came off offensive rebounds. The Sailors wouldn’t be the same the remainder of the game as they wouldn’t

consecutive baskets until late in the game when Cerritos was already leading by 16 points. Nwanze would score a dozen points and grab eight rebounds in the third quarter alone. Then in the fourth, four different players scored, five players combined for 10 rebounds and Suresh had a pair of assists. “That was a great turning point right there,” Chinen said. “We look at Madhuri to be the leader out there because we lost [senior] Amara [Hizon] to an injury the game before, and we didn’t have Jasmine the whole tournament. So, the girls learned how to play without Jasmine, and they learned how to play without Amara. Now they know that without two of their leaders, they’re able to pull off some wins. “We always say next man up,” he later added. “If someone goes down or if someone can’t make it for some reason, it’s always the next man up. That’s what we’ve been telling the girls, even since last year when we lost Amara to a broken hand.” Hizon injured her knee against Segerstrom High in the third game of the season. Suresh would score half a dozen points in the game while senior Michelle

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Boys Soccer - Slow Start Leads to Emphatic Finish for Artesia in Season Opener Against Gahr By Loren Kopff After two scrimmages against two of the tougher teams the San Gabriel Valley League has to offer, it was time for the Artesia High boys soccer team to get the season rolling for real. And despite a sluggish beginning to their season opener, the Pioneers sure did do a lot of rolling, smashing Gahr High 9-0 this past Tuesday evening. Artesia peppered Gahr sophomore goalkeeper Edrees Mello to the tune of 35 shots while the Gladiators got off one shot, which didn’t come until the 78th minute. And with the barrage of scoring, the Pioneers didn’t find the back of the net until the 30th minute when sophomore defender David Ramirez connected on a free kick from 28 yards out. “We played two scrimmages against Paramount and Warren, which are stronger programs, and I thought we played really well,” said Artesia head coach Octavio Marquez. “I think we struggled [tonight] just because Gahr played a much more defensive-type of game; they sent everybody back. I think it took us a while to get into that groove of just being patient and finding the openings; penetrating the middle, which I thought we did a great job in the second half.” Artesia’s first chance to get on the board came in the 17th minute when junior midfielder Juan Valadez barely missed as the ball went inches above the crossbar. He would connect, though, in the 69th minute for the final tally of the night. Artesia then went up 2-0 four minutes before halftime when junior forward Diego Corona intercepted a bad Gahr pass and knocked in what turned

out to be the eventual game-winner. Though down by two goals, Gahr head coach Miguel Canales wasn’t worried too much. “We were very comfortable, but we also have a very young team that as coaches, we understand that we’re one goal away from either switching the momentum or falling apart,” he said. “And so, it’s okay, it’s part of the learning curve and we’re okay with that. For 35 minutes, they played pretty well. Our goal was to have a solid, defensive game and this school [lost to] Warren and they beat Paramount [who are] in our league and so, we look forward to competing against them.” “We were hoping to get off to a good start and just work on things that we needed to get better,” Marquez said. “Most of these guys just came from a club tournament where they played five games [this past] weekend. So, yesterday we really couldn’t do much; they had no legs pretty much.” Artesia took 15 shots in the first half, but it didn’t take long for the onslaught to begin in the second half as less than a minute into action, senior midfielder Raul Pantoja fed a pass to senior forward Joshua Lizarraga to make it 3-0. In the 51st minute, senior forward Jose

Gudino got his first tally of the season with the fourth goal of the game and two minutes later, Lizarraga followed up on a shot that Pantoja took, which was misplayed by Mello. If a 5-0 lead with 27 minutes remaining wasn’t enough, Pantoja boomed a long shot for the game’s sixth goal. Shortly after one of the two referees had to excuse himself from the game, leaving the other to take over for the last 20 minutes of the contest, Pantoja sent a pass to Corona, who curled a beautiful shot in the upper right corner of the net in the 63rd minute. Five minutes after that, senior midfielder Ricky Gonzalez took a shot that bounced off the right post and ricocheted in for an 8-0 lead. “I think Raul is going to be a big piece for us this year,” Marquez said. “He just brings a lot of experience for our team. He knows the game well. His vision of the field is amazing. He can strike the ball from anywhere. He can give you a 50-foot pass or a nice pass. I think he’s going to be the key for us to succeed.” “It’s more of a contribution to their pressure,” Canales said. “They have good pressure, and we have individuals who are young, and they get nervous. But we’ll figure it out. We have time.

"I think we struggled just because Gahr played a much more defensivetype of game; they sent everybody back. " ~Artesia head coach Octavio Marquez “As a program, we still have ways to grow and we have the right individuals to do that,” he continued. “I look forward to the rest of the season.” The last time the two teams faced each other was on Dec. 2, 2019, a 3-2 Pioneers win, and the previous season, Artesia slammed the Gladiators 9-1. Gahr, which began the season with a 6-0 loss to Valley Christian High before knocking off Whitney High 5-2, will host Buena Park High on Tuesday. Artesia travelled to long time Suburban League rival Norwalk High on Dec. 2 to revisit a fierce rivalry between the two programs. Since the 1998-1999 season, the Pioneers hold a 16-15-11 advantage over the Lancers, but the two schools have not met since Artesia joined the 605 League. The Pioneers will host the California Military Institute on Saturday before visiting Portola High on Tuesday and Kennedy High on Thursday. “On the boys side it’s a little harder to do,” Marquez said of the lopsided win. “Now, I don’t know if it’s…are we that good? I honestly thought, at least the first half, they looked a lot better than they have in the past. I don’t know if it was [because] we just wore them down physically. But I thought our style of play in the second half was a lot better.”


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Losing Skid Hits Eight For Valley Christian Girls B-ball By Loren Kopff As the Valley Christian High girls basketball was hosting its annual tournament to kick off the week, the Defenders were hoping to put an end to an unprecedented losing streak to begin the season. Unfortunately, as pool play ended this past Wednesday with a 64-25 loss to Cypress High, the Defenders fell for the eighth straight time to begin the season. V.C.’s highest point total through the first eight games has been 30 points, which came at Artesia High on Nov. 23, and the Defenders have lost by an average of 32.6 points a game. Against the Centurions, senior Gillian Doplemore scored off an offensive rebound eight seconds into the contest before Cypress scored the next 12 points. The Defenders would get as close as five points when freshman Chayse Chambers scored off a pass from senior Keiara Harvey to make it 12-7 with 2:39 left in the first quarter. Cypress then went on a 17-0 run and would lead 40-15 at the half. V.C. would put together a mini 6-0 run in a span of 2:16 midway through the third quarter, then would get one more basket and two free throws the remainder of the game. Senior Samantha Sims led V.C. with eight points while junior Carissa Kamstra and Chambers each added five points. Doplemore grabbed nine rebounds and Harvey had three steals, but the team was plagued by 31 turnovers and could pull down 23 rebounds. V.C. wraps up the tournament with games today and Saturday before hosting Norwalk High on Tuesday. In other V.C. action, the boys basketball team defeated El Toro High 66-44 this past Tuesday in pool play action of the Mission Viejo Tournament. The Defenders improved to 4-3 and faced Carlsbad High on Dec. 2 ahead of today’s encounter with Fairmont Prep. After tomorrow’s game, V.C. will be off until Dec. 18. The boys soccer team has outscored its first two opponents 11-0 and visited John Glenn High on Dec. 2 before today’s road game at Orange Lutheran High. V.C. will face Esperanza High on Monday, Glenn again on Tuesday in the Troy Tournament before going to Sage Hill High on Thursday while the girls soccer team was 1-1 heading into its home game against Gahr High on Dec. 2 and will host Sage Hill on Thursday. ARTESIA The boys basketball team is the hottest in the area, posting a 7-1 record before entertaining California High this past Wednesday in pool play action of its own tournament. After Saturday’s playoff game, the Pioneers will visit San Gabriel High on Wednesday. The girls basketball team won four of its first five games as it faced Marshall High on Dec. 2 in pool play action of the Edgewood Tournament. The Pioneers will host their own tournament beginning on Wednesday against George Washington Prep and the next day against Edgewood High. The girls soccer team has lost its first two games without scoring a goal as it travelled to Firebaugh High on Dec. 2 and will be home to California Military Institute on Saturday before visiting Santa Fe High and Western High on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. CERRITOS After dropping the first game of the season to Los Alamitos High, the boys basketball team edged Sonora High 48-

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45 this past Monday before losing to Bonita Vista High 54-34 the next day in pool play action of the Sonora Cage Tournament. The Dons faced Mayfair High on Dec. 2 and will play Capistrano Valley High today. Following Saturday’s conclusion of the event, Cerritos will host La Habra High on Monday. The boys soccer team (0-2) visits Firebaugh today and Bellflower on Tuesday while the girls soccer team went to Norwalk on Dec. 2 and will host Gahr on Tuesday before going to Portolla High on Thursday. GAHR The boys basketball team won the El Monte Invitational and began this week at 6-2 as it will compete in the St. John Bosco Classic next week while the girls basketball team remained winless as it is competing in the St. Monica Tournament, which ends on Saturday. The Gladiators will visit Long Beach Jordan High on Tuesday and will host Santa Monica High on Thursday. The girls soccer team (1-2) has been blanked in consecutive games prior to its games against V.C. and Cerritos and will also host Norwalk on Thursday. GLENN The boys basketball team dropped a 72-51 decision to Sunny Hills High this past Monday in the first game of the Los Amigos Tournament to drop to 2-3. The Eagles faced Estancia High this past Wednesday and when done with the tournament, will Firebaugh on Monday, West Covina High on Tuesday and Acaciawood High on Wednesday. The girls basketball team hosted Huntington Beach High this past Wednesday in the opener of the Glenn/Norwalk Tournament, which ends on Saturday. The boys soccer team, shutout in its first two games, will face Loara High on Monday in the opening game of the Troy Tournament while the girls soccer team, outscored 26-1 in four games thus far, hosts Long Beach Wilson High today before going to Norwalk on Tuesday and Firebaugh on Wednesday. LA MIRADA The boys basketball team defeated Compton High 64-58 and lost to Redondo Union High 52-46 this past Monday and Tuesday respectively to begin the Coyote Classic. The Matadores faced Orange Lutheran on Dec. 2 and will also compete in the St. John Bosco Tournament next week. The girls basketball team has scored 51 points in three losses to begin the season and squared off against Los Altos High this past Wednesday in the opener of the Glenn/Norwalk Tournament. The boys soccer team tied Sonora 2-2 this past Tuesday and hosted Troy on Dec. 2 before going to La Serna High on Tuesday and Pioneer High on Thursday while the girls soccer team began defense of its CIF-Southern Section championship with back to back shutouts over Valencia High and Gahr. The Matadores travelled to La Serna on Dec. 2 and will go to Troy on Tuesday. NORWALK The boys basketball team was 1-4 entering this week’s Blue Pride Classic at El Rancho High. The Lancers will then compete in the Bellflower Tournament next week while the girls basketball team was undefeated in its first four games entering this past Wednesday’s game against Lakewood High in the first game of the Glenn/Norwalk Tournament. The Lancers will also visit Marina High on Thursday. The boys soccer team tied Bell Gardens High 0-0 this past Tuesday to go to 2-0-2 and will host Garden Grove High on Wednesday while the girls soccer team ended November at 0-4-1.

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CERRITOS from page 10 Lee added five points and a team-high four steals. In the opening game of the tournament on Nov. 22, Cerritos couldn’t rally from a 24-15 first quarter deficit, mostly due to four three-pointers and 14 points from Moka Saiki and fell to Portolla 62-54. Nwanze scored a game-high 27 points while Suresh added seven points. The next day, the Dons trailed the host school 3121 at the half and 45-33 heading into the fourth quarter before outscoring the Sea Queens 21-10 in the fourth quarter, sending the game to overtime. In the end, Cerritos posted a 63-56 victory as sophomore Faith Lacorte scored 16 points while Nwanze and Hizon pitched in with 15 and 12 points respectively. Cerritos would go into Thanksgiving with a 71-66 win against Segerstrom, pulling away in the fourth quarter with 26 points. Nwanze posted a career-high 39 points against the Jaguars with 22 coming in the second half. After not playing the first full week of the season, which began on Nov. 15, the Dons will be off until Tuesday when they face Tesoro High in pool play action of the Sunny Hills Tournament. Cerritos will also play Sunny Hills High on Wednesday and El Dorado High on Thursday to complete pool play action. “We wanted to pick some games up this week. But we weren’t able to find any,” Chinen said. “So, this week is just going to be get back to tuning some things. Hopefully if any girls are injured, we can get them heeled and ready to go for the next tournament. Then from there, it just kind of rolls in because we go [from] tournament to a couple of games here and then we go back to practice, and we end up with a tournament at the end of December.”

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EXTREMIST from page 12 promoted viewpoint will create hostile school environments for many students and school employees. It’s dangerous, it’s hateful, and it’s exclusive,” Lebsack told the Daily Journal, a paper published by the right leaning Heritage Foundation. Later Lebsack railed on “gender expansive books in schools that list male, female, and gender-neutral pronouns, which include “they, them, their, themself, he, her, hers, [and] herself.” “The unions’ radical, forced ideology of unlimited genders and pronouns does not match the values of most California families, especially immigrant families,” she said. “The books calls on educators to lead the charge to a greater understanding of the gender spectrum. The more teachers become involved in unions, the more they are influenced by woke ideology. Schools are using the word gender inclusion but I call it confusion and delusion; these books intentionally confuse kids about their gender.” Then Lebsack attacked California school districts who participate in the MTSS program, which ABCUSD uses. Some students struggle with academics. Others struggle with behavioral challenges. Still others struggle with both. Many schools now use a framework of interven-

tions and supports designed to address these behavioral and academic challenges. This framework is MTSS, and helps schools to identify struggling students early so that they may receive assistance quickly. But Lesback apparently had a problem with that framework. As part of MTSS, districts partner with Trevor Project and Planned Parenthood. Lesback blasted Planned Parenthood. “The organization teaches sex ed to our students and provides birth control resources,” Lebsack said. Trevor describes itself as “the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) young people under 25. They operate a suicide prevention hotline, or Lifeline, which is advertised to students on posters in school restrooms, Lebsack said. Parents, Lebsack says, “have no idea that Trevor affirms unlimited gender identities and unlimited sexual orientations.” Now with her email, Lesback is trying to penetrate the ABC with her extremist views courtesy of the Republican Club and Mayor pro tem Chuong Vo, and Councilman Bruce Barrows and Naresh Solanki. We’ll see how far Lesback gets up the beach. View video at youtube.com watch?v=T1kMwj4hTmc

CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE SUMMARY ORDINANCE ORD-2021-597

LosCerritosNews.net CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICIA PARA UNA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens will conduct a public hearing pertaining to the item listed below: Hawaiian Gardens City Council

HEARING BODY: DATE OF HEARING:

December 14, 2021

TIME OF HEARING:

6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter.

LOCATION OF HEARING:

City Council Chambers 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

PUBLIC HEARING:

Case No. PLNG2021-0052- Urgency Zone Text Amendment – Consideration of an Urgency Ordinance to implement the requirements of State of California Senate Bill 9, including consideration of amendments to Hawaiian Gardens Municipal Code Title 17 adding Chapter 17.06 Urban Lot Splits, an amendment to section 18.40.070 to add “Two-unit Projects” as a permitted use in the Single Family Estate and Single Family Residential (R-1: 10,000 and R-1) zones, and to add a new section 18.40.025 (Two-unit Projects) permitting them subject to objective standards as required by the State of California Senate Bill 9.

CEQA DETERMINATION: The proposed project is Categorically Exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Section 15061(b)(3) – (Review for Exemption) of the CEQA guidelines. INVITATION TO BE HEARD PLEASE NOTE THAT IN LIGHT OF AB 361, THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS BEING CONDUCTED AS A HYBRID VIRTUAL MEETING AND IN PERSON MEETING. STAFF WILL PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WILL FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES. THIS MEETING WILL BE A HYBRID VIRTUAL MEETING (I.E., IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL MEETING OPTIONS). CITY OFFICIALS, STAFF AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY PARTICIPATE IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, SUBJECT TO SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, AND/OR VIRTUALLY USING THE ZOOM PLATFORM. The meeting can be viewed via various platforms as follows:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Hawaiian Gardens is set to adopt Ordinance ORD-2021-597 at the Regular City Council Meeting held on December 14, 2021, and is summarized as follows:

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ADOPT ORDINANCE ORD-2021-597 AMENDING CHAPTERS 6.12, 6.13, AND 6.14 OF TITLE 6 OF THE HAWAIIAN GARDENS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO ORGANIC WASTE DISPOSAL REDUCTION Notice is hereby given that on November 9, 20201, the City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens introduced for first reading, proceed by title only and waive further reading in full of Ordinance No. ORD-2021-597 proposes to amend Chapter 6.12, 6.13. and 6.14 of Title 6 of the Hawaiian Gardens Municipal Code and finds the same exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. This Ordinance serves as the City’s compliance with SB 1383 and mandates that organic waste generators, haulers, and other entities subject to comply with applicable SB 1383 regulatory requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, requirements for generators to participate in organic waste collection programs; multi-family and business owners and property managers to support organic waste disposal reduction; commercial edible food generators to recover edible food through contracts or written agreements with food recovery organizations and services; Violations of Ordinance ORD-2021-597 are subject to the provisions of Chapter 1.13 of the Hawaiian Gardens Municipal Code A copy of Ordinance ORD-2021-597 is on file with the Office of the City Clerk, and available for public review at City Hall, 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. Ordinance No. ORD-2021-597 was introduced by the Hawaiian Gardens City Council at its meeting held on November 9, 2021. Second reading and adoption of the ordinance are scheduled for December 14, 2021 at the City of Hawaiian Gardens City Council Chambers, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. For additional information, contact (562) 420-2641. Ext. 242 /s/________________________ REANNA GUZMAN STAFF ASSISTANT II Posted: Published:

November 30, 2021 December 3, 2021 Published at Hawaiian Gardens Community News 12/3/21

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 10th day of January Bids for: ABC Bid # 1580 E-Rate Equipment and Installation 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. Bid Form shall be available on the ABC Unified School District Website (www.ABCUSD.k12.ca.us) starting December 14, 2021. Hard copies of the bid response shall be received in the office of the Purchasing Department at 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, CA 90703 and shall be opened. No electronic submission shall be accepted. In compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45 – Public Welfare, Subtitle A – Department of health and Human Services Part 92 – Uniform Administrative Requirement for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments, the District endeavors to solicit bids from small and minority firms, women’s business enterprise and labor surplus area firms General Contractors are encouraged to do the same for subcontractors. This is an E-Rate Project, bidder must Be thoroughly familiar with all rules or regulations regarding the E-Rate program. SPIN number is required at the time of bid opening and shall be listed on the bid documents. Published at Los Cerritos Newspaper 12/3 and 12/10/21

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FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THIS PUBLIC HEARING ITEM, IT IS ADVISED TO SUBMIT USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS: •VIA WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE / E-COMMENT: Members of the public who wish to comment on matters before the City should submit written correspondence to the City Hall Black Drop Box or the following email address:clerksoffice@hgcity.org, or by e-comment on the City’s website, by no later than Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Note: Written correspondence will not be read into the record during the meeting; however, correspondence received by 4:00 pm will be forwarded to the City Council, made a part of the official record, and made available for public review during the meeting If submitting a comment pertaining to an agenda item, please reference the agenda item. •IN¬-PERSON COMMENT the City Council shall provide members of the public the opportunity to address the City Council on any issues within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council or to speak on items on and off the agenda, except for Public Hearing items. Each speaker shall be limited to three (3) minutes of public comment at each regular meeting. The City Council shall not discuss or take action relative to any public comment unless authorized by California Government Code Section 54954.2(b). Face Masks/Face Shields will be required for all in-person comments and attendance. •ZOOM: All members of the public participating via Zoom will be placed on mute, except for during the opportunity for public comments and when recognized by the Mayor. Members of the public may participate via Zoom by logging on via the information below: Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9643544069?pwd=UWtQamNIaEIxYnlwdjlSUCti NEhQdz09 Meeting ID: 964 354 4069 Passcode: HG1 One tap mobile +16699006833,,9643544069#,,,,*260613# US (San Jose) +14086380968,,9643544069#,,,,*260613# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) Meeting ID : 964 354 4069 Passcode (VIA PHONE ONLY): 260613 Members of the public shall have the right to observe and offer public comment at the public meeting, consistent with the public's rights of access and public comment otherwise provided for by the Brown Act, as applicable (including, but not limited to, the requirement that such right of access and public comment be made available in a manner consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act). The City Council will participate in a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm via in-person and teleconference (Zoom). Further information may be obtained by contacting the Hawaiian Gardens Community Development Department at (562) 420-2641 Ext 246. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame al Departamento de Desarrollo de la Comunidad al (562) 420-2641. Kevin M. Nguyen Associate Planner II

Published at Hawaiian Gardens Community News 12/3/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2021242776 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: MBI EXCAVATION, 2700 POMONA BLVD., POMONA, CA., 91768. Registered Owner: MAXWELL’S BACKHOE, 2700 POMONA BLVD., POMONA, CA., 91768 THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS A CORPORATION. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 4/2010. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ LOROUS MAXWELL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/04/21. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3/21


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Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens will conduct a public hearing pertaining to the item listed below:

Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission and City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens shall hold a special meeting pertaining to the item listed below: Hawaiian Gardens City Council

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City Council Chambers 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

DATE OF HEARING:

December 14, 2021

TIME OF HEARING:

6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter.

LOCATION OF HEARING:

City Council Chambers 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

PUBLIC HEARING:

PUBLIC HEARING:Case No. CITY2021-0001 (6TH CYCLE HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE) Special Joint Meeting to Review and Discuss the Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element

INVITATION TO BE HEARD PLEASE NOTE THAT IN LIGHT OF AB 361, THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS BEING CONDUCTED AS A HYBRID VIRTUAL MEETING AND IN PERSON MEETING. STAFF WILL PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WILL FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES. THIS MEETING WILL BE A HYBRID VIRTUAL MEETING (I.E., IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL MEETING OPTIONS). CITY OFFICIALS, STAFF AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY PARTICIPATE IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, SUBJECT TO SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, AND/OR VIRTUALLY USING THE ZOOM PLATFORM.

Hawaiian Gardens City Council

HEARING BODY:

Case No. PLNG2021-0052-Zone Text Amendment - Consideration of Text Amendment to implement the requirements of State of California Senate Bill 9, including consideration of amendments to Hawaiian Gardens Municipal Code Title 17 adding Chapter 17.06 Urban Lot Splits, an amendment to section 18.40.070 to add “Two-unit Projects” as a permitted use in the Single Family Estate and Single Family Residential (R-1: 10,000 and R-1) zones, and to add a new section 18.40.025 (Two-unit Projects) permitting them subject to objective standards as required by the State of California Senate Bill 9.

CEQA DETERMINATION:

The proposed project is Categorically Exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Section 15061(b)(3) – (Review for Exemption) of the CEQA guidelines.

The meeting can be viewed via various platforms as follows:

INVITATION TO BE HEARD

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PLEASE NOTE THAT IN LIGHT OF AB 361, THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS BEING CONDUCTED AS A HYBRID VIRTUAL MEETING AND IN PERSON MEETING. STAFF WILL PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WILL FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES. THIS MEETING WILL BE A HYBRID VIRTUAL MEETING (I.E., IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL MEETING OPTIONS). CITY OFFICIALS, STAFF AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY PARTICIPATE IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, SUBJECT TO SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, AND/OR VIRTUALLY USING THE ZOOM PLATFORM.

Live Stream via City website at: www.hgcity.org FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THIS PUBLIC HEARING ITEM, IT IS ADVISED TO SUBMIT USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS: • VIA WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE / E-COMMENT: Members of the public who wish to comment on matters before the City should submit written correspondence to the City Hall Black Drop Box or the following email address: clerksoffice@hgcity.org, or by e-comment on the City’s website, by no later than Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Note: Written correspondence will not be read into the record during the meeting; however, correspondence received by 4:00 pm will be forwarded to the City Council, made a part of the official record, and made available for public review during the meeting If submitting a comment pertaining to an agenda item, please reference the agenda item. • IN¬-PERSON COMMENT the City Council shall provide members of the public the opportunity to address the City Council on any issues within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council or to speak on items on and off the agenda, except for Public Hearing items. Each speaker shall be limited to three (3) minutes of public comment at each regular meeting. The City Council shall not discuss or take action relative to any public comment unless authorized by California Government Code Section 54954.2(b). Face Masks/Face Shields will be required for all in-person comments and attendance. • ZOOM: All members of the public participating via Zoom will be placed on mute, except for during the opportunity for public comments and when recognized by the Mayor. Members of the public may participate via Zoom by logging on via the information below: Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9643544069?pwd=UWtQamNIaEIxYnlwdjlSUCti NEhQdz09 Meeting ID: 964 354 4069 Passcode: HG1 One tap mobile +16699006833,,9643544069#,,,,*260613# US (San Jose) +14086380968,,9643544069#,,,,*260613# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) Meeting ID : 964 354 4069 Passcode (VIA PHONE ONLY): 260613 Members of the public shall have the right to observe and offer public comment at the public meeting, consistent with the public's rights of access and public comment otherwise provided for by the Brown Act, as applicable (including, but not limited to, the requirement that such right of access and public comment be made available in a manner consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act). The Planning Commission and City Council will participate in a Special Joint Meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm via in-person and teleconference (Zoom). Further information may be obtained by contacting the Hawaiian Gardens Community Development Department at (562) 420-2641 Ext 246. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame al Departamento de Desarrollo de la Comunidad al (562) 420-2641. Kevin M. Nguyen Associate Planner II

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The meeting can be viewed via various platforms as follows: City of Hawaiian Gardens local cable/channel: •ATT-99 •FRONTIER - 16 •SPECTRUM – 36 Live Stream via City website at: www.hgcity.org FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THIS PUBLIC HEARING ITEM, IT IS ADVISED TO SUBMIT USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS: •VIA WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE / E-COMMENT: Members of the public who wish to comment on matters before the City should submit written correspondence to the City Hall Black Drop Box or the following email address: clerksoffice@hgcity.org, or by e-comment on the City’s website, by no later than Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Note: Written correspondence will not be read into the record during the meeting; however, correspondence received by 4:00 pm will be forwarded to the City Council, made a part of the official record, and made available for public review during the meeting If submitting a comment pertaining to an agenda item, please reference the agenda item. •IN¬-PERSON COMMENT the City Council shall provide members of the public the opportunity to address the City Council on any issues within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council or to speak on items on and off the agenda, except for Public Hearing items. Each speaker shall be limited to three (3) minutes of public comment at each regular meeting. The City Council shall not discuss or take action relative to any public comment unless authorized by California Government Code Section 54954.2(b). Face Masks/Face Shields will be required for all in-person comments and attendance. •ZOOM: All members of the public participating via Zoom will be placed on mute, except for during the opportunity for public comments and when recognized by the Mayor. Members of the public may participate via Zoom by logging on via the information below: Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9643544069?pwd=UWtQamNIaEIxYnlwdjlSUCti NEhQdz09 Meeting ID: 964 354 4069 Passcode: HG1 One tap mobile +16699006833,,9643544069#,,,,*260613# US (San Jose) +14086380968,,9643544069#,,,,*260613# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) Meeting ID : 964 354 4069 Passcode (VIA PHONE ONLY): 260613 Members of the public shall have the right to observe and offer public comment at the public meeting, consistent with the public's rights of access and public comment otherwise provided for by the Brown Act, as applicable (including, but not limited to, the requirement that such right of access and public comment be made available in a manner consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act). The City Council will participate in a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm via in-person and teleconference (Zoom). Further information may be obtained by contacting the Hawaiian Gardens Community Development Department at (562) 420-2641 Ext 246. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame al Departamento de Desarrollo de la Comunidad al (562) 420-2641. Kevin M. Nguyen Associate Planner II

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DECEMBER 3, 2021 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2021247697 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: ARBOR VILLAGE 300 E. ARBOR ST., LONG BEACH, CA 90805 Registered Owner: Royce Arbor Village LLC 4742 N. 24TH ST. SUITE 325 PHOENIX, AZ 85016 THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS AN LLC. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 4/21. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ TIMOTHY STARK This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/10/21. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2021247751 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: CRESTVIEW 1449 EAST AVE. I B18 LANCASTER, CA 93535 Registered Owner: ROYCE CRESTVIEW LLC 4742 N. 24TH ST. SUITE 325 PHOENIX, AZ 85016 THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS AN LLC. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 4/21. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ TIMOTHY STARK This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/10/21. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2021247673 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: WHITTIER EAST 16540 E. WHITTIER BLVD., WHITTIER, CA 90603 Registered Owner: ROYCE WHITTIER EAST LLC 4742 N. 24TH ST. SUITE 325 PHOENIX, AZ 85016. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS AN LLC. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 4/21. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ TIMOTHY STARK This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/10/21. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2021254607 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: RC IMPORTS, 15201 NORMANDY LN. LA MIRADA CALIFORNIA 90638. Registered Owner: ROGER CORTES– CHACON 15201 NORMANDY LN. LA MIRADA CALIFORNIA 90638. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS AN INDIVIDUAL. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: N/A. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ ROGER CORTES– CHACON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/20/21. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24/21. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2021254607 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: SUPERIOR FOOT AND ANKLE CARE CENTER 3747 WORSHAM AVE 201, LONG BEACH, CA., 90808. Registered Owner: VICTORIA FOLEY PODIATRIC MEDICAL CORPORATION. 3747 WORSHAM AVE 201, LONG BEACH, CA., 90808.. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS A CORPORATION. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 3/2020. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ VICTORIA FOLEY. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/12/21. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17/21

To advertise call 562-407-3873 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2021248693 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: WHITE KNIGHT WHEEL ACCESSORIES 12850 MOORE ST., CERRITOS, CA 90703. Registered Owner: KDA PRODUCTS INC. 15325 BLACKBURN AVE., NORWALK, CA 90650. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS A CORPORATION. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 5/1994. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ SONNY GAN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 11/12/21. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10/21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 20211865083 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: BYE-BYE PLASTICS USA, 1055 W. 7TH ST. 33RD FLOOR PMB173 LOS ANGELES, CA 90017 . Registered Owner: MUSIC FOR MOVEMENTS, INC. 1055 W. 7TH ST. 33RD FLOOR PMB173 LOS ANGELES, CA 90017. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS A CORPORATION. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 4/2021. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ PRIYA CHANDEL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 09/22/21. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1/21 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JUNG PING CHU CASE NO. 21STPB11190 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JUNG PING CHU. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by AMY CHUN WEI CHU in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that AMY CHUN WEI CHU be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 01/06/22 at 8:30AM in Dept. 67 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 ALICE LIN, ESQ. - SBN 253581 LAW OFFICES OF ALICE LIN 20955 PATHFINDER ROAD DIAMOND BAR CA 91765 12/3, 12/10, 12/17/21 CNS-3534859# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 14763-JP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s), business address(es) to the Seller(s) are: JS & TS, INC. 18300 GRIDLEY RD., #D2, ARTESIA, CA 90701 Doing Business as: KUNG FU TEA All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the Seller(s) within three years, as stated by the Seller(s), is/are: The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s) is/are: JULIE LIANG, OR ASSIGNEE, 18300 GRIDLEY RD., #D2, ARTESIA, CA 90701 The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, FRANCHISE RIGHTS, GOODWILL, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS AND COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE and are located at: 18300 GRIDLEY RD., #D2, ARTESIA, CA 90701 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: ACT ONE ESCROW, INC., 17316 EDWARDS RD, STE B160, CERRITOS, CA 90703 and the anticipated sale date is DECEMBER 21, 2021 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: ACT ONE ESCROW, INC., 17316 EDWARDS RD, STE B160, CERRITOS, CA 90703 and the last date for filing claims shall be DECEMBER 20, 2021, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. DATED: 10/8/2021 BUYER: JULIE LIANG, OR ASSIGNEE, 701017 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 12/3/21

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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY/INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION for the Beverly Boulevard Warehouse Project This serves as the City of Pico Rivera’s Notice of Availability/Intent to Adopt an Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Beverly Boulevard Warehouse Project, prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), CEQA Guidelines, and local implementation procedures. Name of Project:

Beverly Boulevard Warehouse Project

Project Location:

The project site is located in the County of Los Angeles, within the City of Pico Rivera. The 19.06-acre site is situated between the San Gabriel River and Interstate 605, south of Beverly Boulevard

Lead Agency:

City of Pico Rivera, 6615 Passons Boulevard, Pico Rivera, California 90660

Project Description:

The proposed project would include construction of a warehousing/ distribution building and a print shop facility on the 19.06-acre project site. The new warehousing development would encompass approximately 357,903 square feet of building area, which would include warehouse, distribution, and office facilities and 393 surface parking spaces. The print shop facility would encompass approximately 2,500 square feet of building area and include 29 surface parking spaces. For site access from Beverly Boulevard, a new vehicular/bicycle/pedestrian bridge is proposed to span over the Union Pacific Railroad alignment in a west to east direction. Ancillary facilities would include landscaping, lighting, paving, circulation, and utility improvements.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City of Pico Rivera proposes to adopt an IS/MND for the above-referenced project. The IS/MND is based on the finding that by implementing the identified mitigation measures, the project’s potentially significant environmental effects would be reduced to a less than significant level. The reasons to support such a finding are documented in the Initial Study prepared by the City. The document is available for review at the City of Pico Rivera City Hall, 6615 Passons Boulevard, Pico Rivera, California 90660, in addition to electronic format on the City’s website at https://www.pico-rivera.org/depts/ced/planning/projects.asp. Written comments regarding the proposed IS/MND must be submitted to the City prior to 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the 30-day public review/comment period (January 3, 2022) to be considered prior to the City’s final determination on this project. Should you decide to challenge this project, you may be limited to the issues raised during this 30-day public review period. Public Review Period:

Begins – December 3, 2021 Ends – January 3, 2022

Please direct your comments and/or any questions to the following City contact: NAME: TITLE: ADDRESS: PHONE: EMAIL:

Mr. Hector Hernandez Project Planner City of Pico Rivera 6615 Passons Boulevard Pico Rivera, California 90660 562/801-4340 hhernandez@pico-rivera.org Published at Los Cerritos Newspaper 12/3/21

Notice of Self Storage Sale Please take notice US Storage Centers – Cerritos located at 16015 Piuma Ave. Cerritos, CA 90703 intends to hold an auction to sell the goods stored by the following tenants at the storage facility. The sale will occur as an online auction via www.storagetreasures.com on 12/21/2021 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. David Emanuel Burnham; Dominique Ashley Cherrie Cox; Lemuel Fauni Tapawan; Albert Anthony Pompa; Monaliza Socorro Buenrostro; Beatriz Salazar. All property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details. Published at Los Cerritos Community News 12/3 and 12/10/21 Notice of Self Storage Sale Please take notice US Storage Centers - Commerce – Olympic located at 5415 E. Olympic Blvd. Commerce CA 90022 intends to hold an auction to sell the goods stored by the following tenants at the storage facility. The sale will occur as an online auction via www.storagetreasures.com on 12/21/2021 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Alberto Rolando Garcia Alpizar; Alma Gricelda Rivera; Blas Islas Martinez; Cesar Lopez; Desiree Jacqualyn Flores; Enrique Perez Ramos; Evelyn Alvarez; Frances Picazo; Hector A Cordero; Hector Cruz Plascensia; Jose Bernardo Negrete; Lenny Robert Casas; Leo Henry Cota; Maria de Los Angeles Mendez; Maria del Carmen Aguilar-Dominguez; Martin Lopez; Martin Raul Macias; Pricilla Corral; Rene Flores (2 units); Rosario D Paz Laborde (2 units); Sandor Moises Duran; Yvette Monique Solorzano. All property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for Published at Los Cerritos Community News 12/3 and 12/10/21

CITY OF COMMERCE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Commerce will conduct a public hearing to consider an Ordinance adding Chapter 6.12 (“Organic Waste Disposal Reduction”) to Title 6 (“Health and Sanitation”) of the Commerce Municipal Code. Organic Waste Disposal Reduction is one of the key methods in meeting the State’s requirements of Senate Bill 1383 related to Short-Lived Climate Pollutants. Said public hearing will be held before the City Council of the City of Commerce as follows, at which time proponents and opponents of the proposed Ordinance will be heard: City Council Tuesday, December 7, 2021 6:00pm Virtual Zoom Meeting Format Refer to upcoming City Council Agenda Report for joining information Per Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge this matter 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 Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. THE CITY COUNCIL Lena Shumway City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Newspaper 11/25 and 12/2/21


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Cerritos College Students Lead Effort to Break Free From Plastic

Whittier Union Students Named to State, Regional Choirs

CC becomes the first community college in California to adopt a plastic-free policy. NORWALK~The Cerritos College Board of Trustees adopted a Break Free From Plastic resolution, making the campus the first community college in California to adopt a policy to abandon the use of plastic products. More than 70 percent of the world’s plastic ends up in landfills, incinerators, or drifting in waterways. The Cerritos College Geography Club laid a strong foundation to help end the use of plastic products on campus. In 2018, former Club president Salvador Uribe and his successor Raul Leon, in 2019, helped lead student efforts to raise awareness about plastic’s negative impact to the environment. Current Club leaders Gisselle Delgadillo and Hector Ledesma brought the final resolution to the Board at its November 17 meeting. “What motivated me was the lack of awareness of the effects petroleum has on the environment and everyone around. I hope to bring further awareness to this issue on campus,” said Gisselle. “I want to make a positive change in the community. The campaign was the perfect opportunity for me to take action and show others that even if the odds are stacked against us, change can and will be made,” said Hector. Cerritos College is the first California community college to join 390 campuses across the country to commit to PostLandfill Action Network’s Break Free From Plastic pledge: 1. Establish a purchasing policy that eliminates campus and food vendor procurement of all non-essential, non-compostable, single-use disposable plastics. The goal is to keep accessibility and affordability at the forefront of decisionmaking to ensure that accommodations are made for all users of the system 2. Commit to monitoring plastic-free alternatives in future procurement decisions and policies regarding items that cannot currently be eliminated due to a lack of viable alternatives 3. Invest in education, resources, and infrastructure to assist in the Plastic-Free Campus transition Cerritos College will create an action plan to implement the new policy. “We are incredibly proud of our student leaders who sponsored and drove this initiative. This is a great example of how education, passions, and community impact can intersect in powerful ways,” said James Cody Birkey, president of the Cerritos College Board of Trustees. “When it comes to sustainability, we really should be putting student voices first – they have the most at stake. The Break Free From Plastic campaign aligns with our Green Cerritos campus initiative and reinforces the College’s dedication to creating a sustainable campus environment through conscious decision-making strategies. We are beyond the talk, it's time for action.”

Metro Will Require Contracted Law Enforcement to be Vaccinated By Brian Hews

CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL Choir Teacher Dan Hawkins and senior Calvin Monsivais during the Southern California Vocal Association choir event on Nov. 20. WHITTIER – The California High School music program is receiving accolades throughout California and beyond, with four Cal High choir members being recognized for their exceptional singing talents and being named to prestigious state and regional honor choirs. Cal High senior Calvin Monsivais has been named to the Southern California Vocal Association (SCVA) High School Honor Choir, while seniors Randall Pineda and Deanne Fonseca, along with sophomore Roxie Navarro, have been named to the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Western Region Honor Choir. Monsivais will lend his skill as a bass singer to SCVA’s 62-member SATB Honor Choir. Pineda was selected to ACDA’s 81member Gospel SATB Honor Choir, while Fonseca and Navarro were selected to ACDA’s 91-member High School SSAA Honor Choir. SATB choirs consist of soprano, alto, tenor, and bass singers, while SSAA choirs consist of soprano and alto singers. “This is a tremendous achievement for the Cal High music program. Making Honor Choir for a singer is comparable to athletes being selected for CIF all-star teams,” Cal High Choir Teacher Dan Hawkins said. Monsivais was selected to SCVA after

a rigorous audition which saw him perform a variety of music skills, such as singing scales and displaying tonal memory, performing an Italian-opera aria, and sightsinging a music exercise with only one minute to prepare. Monsivais made his debut with SCVA during its High School Honor Choirs Weekend, held Nov. 20 at the University of Redlands. “Being selected to participate in the SCVA Honor Choir was truly a gift,” Monsivais said. The SCVA Honor Choir consists of high school students from across southern California. Honor Choir members with the highest audition scores are eligible to participate in the All-State Honor Choir, which combines students from southern, central and northern California, for a spring performance. Monsivais is waiting to find out if his scores qualify him for the choir. Fonseca, Pineda and Navarro were chosen for the ACDA Honor Choir after auditioning via an audio submission. Along with performing scales and a solo song, the students learned and performed a portion of a song that will be included in the ACDA final performance, to be held in March 2022. ACDA Honor Choir members are chosen from across California, Hawaii, Arizona, Utah and Nevada.

La Mirada Residents Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

PLATIMUM ANNIVERSARY: Howard and Lola Leggett with La Mirada Mayor Ed Eng are congratulated on their 70th wedding anniversary during the November 23 council meeting. They have lived in La Mirada since 1960.

Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Metro Board of Directors approved an amendment by Supervisor Janice Hahn which requires the law enforcement that contract with Metro to be vaccinated for COVID-19. “During this pandemic, public safety also means keeping the public safe from this virus,” Supervisor said Supervisor Janice Hahn Janice Hahn. "Metro staff and bus drivers are already required to be vaccinated and the law enforcement officers and deputies who are charged with keeping our riders safe need to be vaccinated as well.” Metro currently contracts with three law enforcement agencies: the LA County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Long Beach Police Department. Sheriff Villanueva has so far refused to enforce the LA County employee vaccination mandate in his department and just 53% of his department’s employees are currently vaccinated. Metro’s staff will come back to the Board of Directors in early 2022 with a recommended approach to implement this new requirement. They will be considering whether the entire contracted law enforcement agency must have an employee vaccination requirement in place or if just the individual officers and deputies who patrol Metro buses and trains will need to be vaccinated

The La Mirada City Council recognized residents Howard and Lola Leggett and congratulated them on their 70th wedding anniversary during the November 23 council meeting. Howard and Lola first met in 1948 on a blind date. They dated for three years and got married on November 11, 1951. In December of 1960, they purchased their lifelong home in La Mirada, where they raised their three children. Howard was employed in the aerospace industry and Lola was a schoolteacher. Howard and Lola credit their 94year longevity and 70-year marriage to a very strong faith and active lifestyle. All three of their children frequently return to La Mirada to be with their parents. Howard and Lola have two grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. The City’s Anniversary Recognition program recognizes La Mirada residents on their 50th, 60th, 70th wedding anniversaries. For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.