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CALTRANS REROUTED TRAFFIC WITHOUT INFORMING CERRITOS, ILLEGAL Metro MOVE Board WILL COST THE Route CITY OVER $5 MILLION to Select and Terminus for

BY BRIAN HEWS Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community News has obtained a letter, dated September 6, 2019, addressed to Caltrans from the city of Cerritos that blasts the state agency for rerouting tractor-trailer traffic through the City due to I-5 construction projects. Shockingly, the rerouting was done without notifying the City.

The City is claiming that the rerouting has caused over $5 million in damage to the streets, increased pollution in the area, increased traffic noise, and increased the safety risk of residents. Further the letter states that Caltrans is in violation of the project’s final Environmental Impact Report which obligates the agency to coordinate with cities to minimize adverse impacts

during the construction period. “Caltrans has failed to coordinate thus far, and any further lack of communication or consultation with the City and its residents is unacceptable.” The City blasted Caltrans for establishing a detour route on southbound Carmenita between the I-5 and Artesia Blvd., and eastbound Artesia Blvd. between Carmenita and the I-5. “Neither stretch of CarmeniPhoto by Brian Hews Photo from city of Cerritos.

HOUSING AT IRONWOOD? An aerial view of Ironwood nine golf course. Asm. Garcia has been carrying a bill to allow golf courses like Ironwood to be converted to housing developments.

Asm. Garcia Wants to Turn Muni Golf Courses Into Housing By Tom White Special to HMG-CN

Last February, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell) introduced a bill that would strip municipal golf courses statewide of their protections as public parks and pave the way for their conversion into housing developments for lowincome families. Almost a year later, the bill is

still working its way through the assembly. It targets golf courses in high-density areas with few parks, and the bill would render them exempt from the Public Park Preservation Act and the California Environmental Quality Act. The bill, formally known as AB 672, was introduced Garcia, who argues that municipal golf courses are an inefficient use of government funds.

“In my district, the City of Bell Gardens, one of the most densely populated and park poor cities in LA County, is expected to build hundreds of new housing units in the near future,” said Garcia. “AB 672 is a sensible and creative public policy answer to the housing and open space crisis and puts our tax dollars to better use in communities like mine.”

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Stormwater Project Completion Opens Mayfair Park LASD: Homicides Jump LA County TRASH piles up at a condominium complex in Hawaiian Gardens. The City94% choseinWaste Resources Incorporated as their new hauler, who said they would immediately begin trash pick up. Photo Brian Hews. By Brian Hews

Homicides and auto thefts TRASH WILL FINALLY GET CLEANED UP IN HAWAIIAN jumped duringGARDENS a two-year peBY BRIAN HEWS

“Poor leadership, no foresight on the situation, typical of this While rotting trash is accumu- City Council,” former Hawaiian lating in many parts of Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Rey Rodriguez Gardens, Mayor Myra Maravilla told HMG-LCCN. and the City Council finally conThe staff report included in ducted a hearing, waiting an en- last week’s meeting presented tire week, andLOBS: allowingThe the Lakewood trash clear evidence CWS was in OPEN FOR Council is that all smiles at the to accumulate even more, to once violation of its contract with the ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of Mayfair Park. again discuss terminating CWS’ City, but Mayor Maravilla and the contract. Council were apparently afraid to innovative trigger, project leavwill By Brian Under Hews the Ralph M. Brown pullThe the termination the state towards Act, Maravilla and the City Coun- help ing residents driving its by stormstinky capture goals, the City cil Mayfair could have sentisout a notice Park now fully water piles of trash for the so foreseeable and held after a meeting within two secured future. total funding for the reopened its tennis courts days to address situation. The from voluminous staff report California. and ball fieldsthe were closed project A large underground reserto build an environmentallyfriendly stormwater capture voir has been installed underproject and underground reser- neath Mayfair Park. It will store voir. See MAYFAIR page 12

riod in areas patrolled by the included several defaultSheriff's letters, Los Angeles County which, under California’s Department, according to Public SherResource Code Section 49000, iff Villanueva. starts the clock on termination. Villanueva said Wednesday City staff even went the extra during a news conference that step and attempted work with from 2019 to 2021,to homicides CWS to cure breaches and increased aboutthe 94% and grand defaults starting in March of this theft auto increased 59%. year, eachsheriff of which The saysgave partCWS of steps to resolve the defaults. the dramatic increase in crime In addition to the default nostems from the pandemic. tices, the City also attempted to Villanueva said the approxiarrange meetings with CWS but mately 94% increase in homiCWS did not attend most meetcides ings. is "unique to Los Angeles County - I think throughout the entire United States it'spage probSee TRASH 15 ably one of the biggest jumps ever."

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Light Rail Line in Southeast L.A. County

ta or Artesia is a city designated flows onto arterial streets.” truck route, commercial vehicles The City then cited the nuover 6,000 pounds are strictly merous safety hazards caused by the Slauson-to-Union Station By Brian Hews prohibited on the streets, per the rerouting of traffic, concerns segment to identify and refine havethat been by CerriCityMetro Municipal Code.”a new light that a route is voiced cost effective to is planning of tos in calls and emails rail The line Caltrans that will rerouting run between helpresidents accelerate delivery of the both HMG-LCCN and the trucks has caused severe damproject. Southeast L.A. County and to age and increased traffic at peak City.The Board considered this downtown Los Angeles known hours, the Santa extensive damage itemThe on Carmenita firstrerouting in the Metro Board’s as the West Ana Rail. alone estimated “to of costDirec$5.2 takes large trucks two schools, Planning and byProgramming Theis Metro Board Elementary and 19 Carmemillion to repair,” and “avertors is scheduled this the month to Stowers Committee on January next age daily traffic streets school in addition is theMiddle full Board meeting at 10 select a route for on the said initial seg- nita has increased mentsignificantly — between the city of and Ar- a.m. on January 27. SeetoCALTRANS page 14 In a letter the board Certesia and the A Line’s Slauson Station . ritos indicated that, even though The initial segment would Bruce Barrows rejected the idea include nine WSAB stations and years ago, they want a Cerritos a new C Line (Green) station at station to be located between I-105 where riders can transfer Gridley Road and Studebaker. The city indicated Alternato and from the C Line (Green). Riders will be able to transfer to tive One, Design Option Two, BY THOM MARTIN action, jumping out of her car the A Line (Blue) — which rid- but Metro is looking at the Slaugrabbing the boy and helping the ers can take to and from down- son to Union which cuts Cerritos The City of Lakewood held woman. town L.A. Metro staff is also out. its annual Award of Valor lunShe took them to Artesia High recommending further study of Seethey LIGHTreceived RAIL page 12 cheon on Nov. 6 to thank the men School, where medand women of the Los Angeles ical assistance and were ultimateCITY CountyWATCHDOG Sheriff’s Department and ly transported to the hospital. Fire Department, as well as the Because of her selfless accommunity volunteers who pro- tions, the City of Lakewood retect and serve Lakewood. cently awarded Bridget with the five offices, the closBy Brian BridgetHews Perrizo, a staff mem- antuono Mayor’s has Award at the city’s anto of Cerritos is in Pasaber at Artesia High was honored est nualoffice Awards Valor ceremony. specializes Ansheexamination by Hews when helped two people that dena. "I Colantuono always wondered what inI local Media Group-Community News representing was being attacked by a dog. would do when facedgovernments with a situa number areas similar to of Cerritos’ paidback in DeBridget, legal was fees headed to in ation like thisofone," said Perrizo. Rutan. cember shows thatwhen the city used Abram work from lunch she spot"By theand grace of God, I had the The toTustin-based of five high-powered ted adifferent dog attacking a woman law and courage take action. firm I'm so and Cabrill took in firms a staggering youngand boy.paid Thethem dog had knocked Hartzog glad that both the mom and son for December; Hartzog total themof to $184,000. the ground and they were $10,000 are okay, and I'm so honored to specializes in traffic engineerThe City screaming foralso help.paid two conreceive this award.” ing; maybe the city is sulting firms $40,000 in Bridget immediately took HERO page 15 talkingSeeabout taking December. out the traffic islands. The Irvine-based Finally, CerRutan and Tucker ritos’ former law was the big winner firm, Aleshire and for December, paid Wynder, was paid nearly $120,000. $8,000, a far cry from HMG-CN cannot exthe city’s new law firm, amine actual billings Rutan and Tucker. due to a California SuTwo consulting firms took preme Court ruling a few years in a total of $40,000, HMG-CN ago. Rutan and Tucker is the firm does not know if the firm are rethat refused to fulfill HMG- tained. The City paid $30,000 to R-3 CN’s request for Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem Chuong Vo’s texts and Consulting Group to talk trash; emails related to the Torrance R-3 is a solid waste management Police’s text scandal, declaring consulting firm. No word if the that the request was too burden- city could have talked to its current trash hauler, CalMet, for some. The next law firm, Abram free. West Hollywood-based Cerand Roy, was paid $33,000 in ARTESIA HIGH staff-member Bridget Perrizo received the Award of December; Abram and Roy spe- rel was paid $10,000 to talk Valor from Lakewood for saving two in a dog attack. cialize in real estate transactions, about choo-choos, specifically the West Santa Ana Light Rail but so does Rutan and Tucker. The third firm to step up project running from Artesia to to the trough was Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC. ColSee CERRITOS page 7

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s an Asian-American adoptee growing up in Cerritos, actor Daniel May learned to be creative. Born in Seoul, South Korea and adopted at five months in California by parents Richard and Barbara May, the actor recently got called up to play Bill Calhoun/Lucentio in the "Kiss Me, Kate," now premiering at the Marriott Theater near Chicago in Lincolnshire, Illinois. "Getting to explore, understand and experience different lives, relationships and worlds, and to discover how they relate to your own is thrilling, scary and always new," May said of his love for acting. "The community and equally lone journey of being an artist is unlike any other." "No one else in my family is an actor," he added. "It's almost like I'm adopted... Lol!" His parents, and especially his father, gave him a love for folk music and musical theatre. Since his father's passing three months ago, May finds himself drawing upon both of his parents' amazing love, a love that's carried him the world over in his acting career. "I've performed in Osaka, Japan. Macau, China," May said. "I've toured all over the U.S. and on and off-Broadway in New York City. I look forward to journeying all over the world with new projects and locations." With a strong sense of community, his parents resided in the same house in Cerritos, which they purchased back in the early '70. Through performing arts classes offered by the City of Cerritos, May got his first encounter in the world of acting. "I have been performing since I was a kid," he said. "There was a commercial acting class where I learned to sell Lay's potato chips, a jazz dance class where I did a center split to Jasmine Guy's Try Me, and my first musical ever, "Sam and the Serpent Snake," performed at the amphitheater at Liberty Park." Shortly thereafter, he began singing with his father in the choir and praise team at New Life Community Church. "I loved holding the mic and being on center stage," May said. He got lucky in having Bebe Martin Smith as a choir director at Pat Nixon Elementary where he was given "great music, movement, and artistry" through her shows. "Our choir was chosen to be a part of the "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" national tour at The Pantages Theater in Hollywood," he added. "This was a dream come

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE NEEDS TO SAVE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS, IT'S EASY BY DAVID CHAVERN You’d be hard pressed to find an industry that hasn’t been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. But when it comes to news publishing, the virus has accelerated some difficult trends, especially for small community publishers. And now yet another blow to small newspapers in California is about to be dealt, unless the state Legislature acts soon. A new report warns that the current health crisis may accelerate the closing

Actor Who was Adopted by Cerritos Parents Living the Dream on Broadway By Laurie Hanson Born in Seoul, South Korea, Daniel May went to performing arts classes offered by the Cerritos, sang at New Life Community Church, Pat Nixon Elementary and credits acting teacher at Whitney High. true!"It was there May met Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber at one of his first rehearsals and got to perform on stage every night with Broadway professionals. "I was hooked," May exclaimed. "From there, we found performing opportunities anywhere we could." After his short time at Whitney High School with Jodi Improta, he would audition and get accepted to The Orange County High School of the Arts in Los Alamitos. After a few productions at Cypress College, May started performing at the Southern California regional theaters. While playing Baby-John in "West Side Story" at Musical Theater West, he met his first agent, Nancy Abt with The Daniel Hoff Agency. "I learned so much, and I really began to think of performing as not just something I love but something I could do for my life," he added. May went on to study acting with many different and "wonderful" coaches in Los Angeles and New York City. However, he never forgot his first serious acting teacher, Jodi Improta, who ran the theatre department at Whitney High School. "She made such an impact on me as a young, curious artist," May explained. "Her skill as an actress and

artist and gift as a teacher gave me so much." And then eventually, May's "big break" finally came. He flew to New York City on an open call for the Broadway revival of "Flower Drum Song," and kept getting called back. One day after the final callback, while he was walking through Times Square, he heard a voicemail from Tara Rubin saying, "I'm calling to cast you in your first Broadway show!" ((1,/* 4 -07,/* 02 $05 He continues to work with his two acting coaches Joshua Bitton in Los Angeles and Diaan Ainslee in New York City. In "Kiss Me, Kate," May's life gets played out as 6(2 $(%23 0) 5%-,48 !(26,&( an actor working in a theater. Mainly a musical at heart, it's %.,-8 7/(' 1(2%4(' a show within a show that portrays a 9 %34 2,(/'-8 2(7 troupe putting on the musical version of Shakespeare's, Taming of the Shew. 9 !%.( %8 !(26,&( "It's about how we as artists manage 9 2(( 34,.%4(3 on and offstage life and relationships 9 -- "81(3 0) (1%,2 throughout the years," he added. "It my " is a sobering truth that starring in this production of 'Kiss Me, Kate' is equally as important and rare a moment of #representationmatters as it is for an Asian-American "Bill Calhoun" star %&,),& 0%34 ,*+7%8 ring in a fictional 1948 production of Taming of the !" Shrew." " ! " May went on to say that so much is

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THANK YOU!: from (l-r) Veterans Matthew Hemm, James Kadoauchi and John Deluca proudly show off their Quilts of Valor By Tammye McDuff ‘Quilts of Valor’ [QOV] is a nonprofit foundation whose goal is to cover all active-duty and veterans with a Wartime Quilt, called a Quilt of Valor. To date, the Bellflower SoCal chapter has made and distributed over 6,600 quilts in their decade of existence. Barbara Winkler, QOV organizer, says the group easily quilts and assembles ten quilts each week. QOV donated three beautiful quilts to three very deserving gentlemen on January 18. John Deluca is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Deluca served in Da Nang from 1968 to 1969 in the Navy as a gunners mate and various other duties, “Whatever I was asked to do, I did,”

said Deluca. He found out about Quilts of Valor through the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 756 in Long Beach, where he has been a member for many years. James Kadoauchi served as an Army paramedic with the 301 Medical Battalion out of Fort Bragg in North Carolina, serving through the Vietnam War. “I learned about Quilts of Valor through a park outing in Gardena. I met the group and signed up.” One of the youngest veterans to receive a Quilt of Valor is 30-year-old Matthew Hemm. Hemm served in the Marine Corps from 2009 to 2013 in Afghanistan as an aviation weapons mechanic on Cobra attack helicopters. “Quilts of Valor visited our paramedic station in Placentia, honoring other vets that I work with, and I signed up.”

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Norwalk Continues Local Streets Rehab Program

102 New COVID Deaths Reported in LA County, Cases Decreasing

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This past week, the Norwalk City Council approved the Local Streets Rehabilitation Program (LSRP) in Zone 2. Zone 28 is bounded by Excelsior Drive, Norwalk Boulevard, Alondra Boulevard, and Pioneer Boulevard., with the majority of the funding coming from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The City developed the LSRP which identifies areas for road repairs, to continue improving the City’s infrastructure for residents. Last year, Zones 24, 27, and 32 were completed using funds from Measure R, passed by voters in 2008, and Measure M, passed in 2016. “The City Council made it a priority to continue to allocate funds to improve our infrastructure,” stated Mayor Rick Ramirez, “Last year, we identified the areas that were most in need of street repairs and subsequently commenced the Local Streets Rehabilitation Program. It’s our plan this year to continue this project in other areas of the City to ensure we have safe roads for our residents.” The project’s objectives in Zone 28 are to replace slotted cross gutters to current standards. It will also install corner access curb ramps and improve the roadway pavement condition within the project limits. The Local Streets Rehabilitation Program is necessary to maintain public safety and to ensure city streets are more inclusive to people with disabilities.

Los Angeles County reported slight drops in some key pandemic-tracking metrics Thursday, but the rate of virus spread is still at an all-time high, and another 102 deaths were reported; the highest daily number reported by the county since last March. She said 90% of the deaths reported are people who fell ill after Dec. 24, "a high likelihood of the Omicron variant." Health officials have said about 90% of the COVID deaths during the pandemic occurred in people who had underlying health conditions; Ferrer said there are signs the surge may be easing. "The average daily new case rate is now at about 33,000 cases a day. Test positivity decreased slightly this past week to approximately 17%, meaning that nearly one in six people getting tested is infected with COVID. The seven-day average daily case rate also dropped a bit to about 350 new cases per 100,000 residents. The 4,814 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals was up from 4,799 on Wednesday. Of those patients, 723 were being treated in intensive care units, up from 700 a day earlier. According to the county, 81% of eligible county residents aged 5 and above have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 72% are fully vaccinated. Only 31% are fully vaccinated with a booster shot. Of the county's overall 10.3 million population, 76% have received one dose, 68% are fully vaccinated, and 29% are vaccinated and boosted.


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Here's How to Get Free Covid Tests By Tami Luhby | CNN Americans can get home COVID tests at no cost through their private insurance. They can obtain the tests from pharmacies, retailers and online vendors. The program is part of the Biden administration’s effort to increase access to testing around the US. It will also distribute home tests, with more information on how to order them coming next week. Here’s what you need to know about getting free home tests from retailers: How does this work? Most Americans with private insurance can buy home tests online or in stores and have them paid for at the time of purchase or get reimbursed by submitting a claim to their insurer. So make sure you save your receipts. The tests won’t be subject to copays or deductibles. Insurers may set up a network of preferred stores, pharmacies and online retailers where consumers can receive tests at no cost up front. People could still buy tests outside that network, but insurers would only have to reimburse up to $12 for each one. Consumers should contact their insurers to find out if they provide direct coverage or if claims must be submitted. Do I need a doctor’s order or prescription? No, you will not need to visit a doctor to get the free tests. How many tests can I get? Insurers must pay for up to eight tests per covered individual per month. So a family of four could get 32 tests each month, for instance. What about all the tests I bought before Saturday? Can I get reimbursed for them? Sorry, but only tests bought starting January 15 qualify. Where can I find a home test? Finding home tests is proving challenging in many

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California to Get $850 Million for Bridge Repair Estimated $4.2 billion over five years represents largest federal investment ever to upgrade bridges. SACRAMENTO — Following the Federal Highway Administration’s news today on the largest federal investment ever made to upgrade bridges, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California will receive nearly $850 million in initial funding for the five-year bridge repair program. With more than 26,000 bridges in California – including some of the busiest and most iconic in the nation – the BidenHarris Administration made this historic investment to make bridges more resilient and create thousands of good-paying, middle class jobs for Californians. California will receive $849.4 million this fiscal year – more than double the amount of any other state – and an estimated total of $4.2 billion over five years, to address highway bridge needs. Caltrans and local transportation agencies will target the funds to improve the nearly 1,500 bridges rated in “poor” condition in the state. Caltrans inspects every bridge in California at least every two years, and these inspectors rate bridges “good,” “fair,” or “poor” based on issues such as cracks, concrete loss, and the need to repaint. Bridges are prioritized for maintenance based on their condition. A poor rating – while not an indication that the bridge is unsound – signals the need to prioritize the bridge’s maintenance. The bridge formula program announced today represents the largest federal investment ever made in fixing bridges – dedicating $26.5 billion to states, the

District of Columbia and Puerto Rico over the five years of the law and $825 million for Tribal transportation facilities. Nationwide, the program is expected to help repair approximately 15,000 bridges. In addition to providing funds to state highway bridges, the bridge formula program includes dedicated funding for Tribal transportation facility bridges and “offsystem” bridges owned by a county, city, or other local agency. On Monday, Governor Newsom unveiled his 2022-2023 budget — The California Blueprint — which includes major investments in transportation and infrastructure. The Blueprint proposes a nearly $15 billion investment in California’s transportation and infrastructure, funding programs and projects that will create thousands of new jobs, advance our climate and public health goals, and competitively position the state to pursue significant federal investment through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and other federal funding programs. The Blueprint also proposes billions to address supply chain congestion and accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles. The federal bridge funding announced today will further the progress California has made with Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, which provides approximately $5 billion in transportation funding annually split between the state and local agencies through 2027. Caltrans has advanced repairs and upgrades to California’s transportation system, including to the state’s bridges. With the funding from SB 1, the department repairs an average of 221 bridges annually—an 85 percent increase compared to pre-SB 1 levels. By 2027, Caltrans will have repaired at least 500 more bridges than it would have without SB 1 funding.


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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), this week announced $8,689,773 in awards to improve the retention of health care workers and help respond to the nation’s critical staffing needs by reducing burnout and promoting mental health and wellness among the health care workforce. The funds will be disbursed to four grantees in California. COVID-19 has compounded rates of depression and anxiety among health care workers. The relentless physical and emotional demands of treating patients during a pandemic have exacerbated longstanding barriers to workplace well-being. “Now more than ever, it is critical to support the well-being of our health care workforce, who are working every day to protect each of us,” said HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson. “Today’s awards will provide new tools to help support our health professionals’ resilience as they continue to face the stress and challenges of responding to COVID-19 and other health care needs and provide high quality care.” Children's Hospital Los Angeles will receive $2.1 million for a Resiliency Training Program others include Sand Diego, Valejo and Oakland based health care facilities.

Dr. Ochoa’s Stellar World, a STEAM series, was researched and written by Dr. Ellen Ochoa, engineer, inventor, and first Latina to go to Space. Inspired by her experiences as a NASA astronaut, Dr. Ochoa’s books will celebrate the joy of scientific curiosity, the fundamentals of STEAM topics, and the American Latino experience for the young readers. “I wish I had known when I was little that science [or STEAM] is all about curiosity and creativity,” said Dr. Ochoa. “Those skills come naturally to young kids, and I hope this series engages kids and parents alike, in both English and Spanish, about STEAM concepts and excites them about exploring the world they inhabit.” “We are excited to work alongside Dr. Ochoa to help create an environment where our littlest readers are introduced to STEAM concepts confidently and in two languages,” said Patty Rodriguez, publisher at Lil’ Libros. “Becoming a scientist is no longer just a dream for our children, it is a possibility and Dr. Ellen Ochoa is an example of that.” The first book, Dr. Ochoa’s Stellar World: We Are All Scientists, is set for August 30, 2022. Dr. Ochoa is a determined space pioneer with a stellar symphony of talents. Growing up in a family of

SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT Ellen Ochoa. immigrants, Ochoa dreamed of becoming a professional flutist, but all of that changed when she discovered engineering in college. She was told that STEAM wasn’t for girls, but the bright young scientist refused to give up and ultimately became a NASA astronaut who shattered barriers and rocketed to success. The Astronaut With a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa is the fourth book in a riveting educational series about the inspiring lives of amazing scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you’ll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events. Lil’ Libros is a bilingual children’s book publisher based out of Los Angeles. In a world lacking bilingual books for children, two best friendsturned-mothers, Patty Rodriguez, of Downey, and Ariana Stein, began their mission to celebrate the duality of the American Latino experience through picture board books and now, hardcover publication.

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By Tammye McDuff According to the Chinese zodiac, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. It starts February 1, 2022 and lasts until January 2, 2023. Those born in the Year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable and confident. Cerritos Towne Center invites the community to an open-air celebration Saturday January 29, 2022 beginning at noon, marking the end of winter and the beginning of a long-awaited spring. This event is free and open to the public, featuring Chinese Lion Dance performances, balloon art, kids craft activities, and a Lucky Red Envelope giveaway. The Chinese Zodiac dates back to the Qin Dynasty over 2000 years ago and is rooted in a system of zoolatry or animal worship. As the legend goes, the Jade Emperor challenged all the animals in the Kingdom to a 'Great Race'. Whoever arrived at his palace first would win his favor. The Tiger was sure that he had the race in the bag, but ended up placing third after the cunning Rat and workhorse Ox snuck in ahead of him. Thus, Tigers are extremely competi-

tive people, known for their courage and ambition. Tigers are ambitious, but they're also incredibly generous with a drive to help others. Tigers want to win but they also seek justice. The Year of the Rat (2020) was about survival and the Year of the Ox (2021) was about anchoring ourselves in a new reality. The Year of the Tiger will be about making big changes. This will be a year of risk-taking adventure. We are finding enthusiasm again, both for ourselves and for others. Everyone is fired up, generosity is at an all-time high and social progress feels possible again. The celebration is an annual event that is entertaining and fun for residents of all ages and no pre-registration is required. Attendees are asked to observe all CoVID safety precautions outlined by state and local health officials; face masks are strongly encouraged. This event is subject to change or cancellation based on restrictions in place at the time of the event. For more information please visit: cerritostc.com/events-and-promotions.

Police Called to Break Up Fight at Republican OC Meeting (OCR) Police were called to step in after a group white supremecists tried to storm a Republican Party of OC meeting in Costa Mesa on Monday night. The group was led by Nick Taurus, who last year formed a protest for Rep. Katie Porter, D-Irvine, that turned violent. Taurus, R-Laguna Hills, is now challenging GOP Rep. Young Kim in the CA-40 House race. The clash reflects a growing schism in the Republican party, between purple candidates and those loyal to Trump. Cell phones show people in the lobby of the building where the meeting was being held. Police then are seen directing the protestors outside. Taurus is seen arguing with GOP Latino activist Jesse Suave over amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Taurus supporters and Suave engaged in verbal clashes, with shouts to “back the f— up” and saying “what are you going to do?” A spokesman for the county GOP offered a written statement that included this: “The Costa Mesa Police Department was called when (a) group continued to disrupt our meeting and the business of the venue. The safety of our members, guests and staff are of the utmost importance to our organization.” Taurus has been involved in multiple protests that have turned physical in the past, including free speech rallies at Cal State Fullerton and Orange Coast College in 2017. Videos circulating on social media also show him disrupting a 2020 racial justice protest in Yorba Linda. In that video he is seen stealing and ripping up someone’s Black Lives Matter sign. His social media posts tout conspiracy theories about the Clinton family.


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Area Crime Summaries As of press time, Cerritos had not updated their weekly summary.

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Notable Arrests Two grand theft suspects were arrested for their involvement in thefts. Ten suspects were arrested for various warrants and narcotics violations. Robbery A suspect brandished a knife during a daytime robbery on the 15700 block of Valley View Ave. No injuries. Two armed suspects stole a vehicle on the 14100 block of Imperial Hy. Aggravated Assault A victim was injured during an argument on the 14300 block of De Alcala Dr. The suspect was arrested. Residential Burglary A late-night door smash burglary was reported on the 16300 block of Eagleridge Ct. Vehicle Burglary A wallet was stolen during a daytime window smash burglary on the 14900 block of Crosswood Rd. A daytime burglary was reported on the 15300 block of Stamy Rd. A daytime window smash burglary on the 13300 block of Beach Blvd. A daytime attempt burglary was on the 14500 block of Rosecrans Ave. Grand Theft An overnight theft of a catalytic converter on the 11900 block of La Mirada Blvd.

CRIME from page 1 The sheriff played the blame game attributing the stats on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors' hiring freeze on the sheriff's department. L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn told HMG-CN, “There is not a hard hiring freeze in place for the Sheriff’s department and there never has been. We have a process for the Sheriff to hire people and fill the vacancies in his department and he should use it. I am also concerned about the spike in violent crime and I look forward to working

CERRITOS from page 1 Union Station. Cerritos does not have a station along the route; years ago, current Councilman Bruce Barrows pulled the city out of the project, angering many. Now they are paying a consulting firm to provide advice. HMG-CN has opined about how Cer-

An early morning theft was reported on the 12800 block of Colima Rd. A catalytic converter was reported stolen during a daytime theft on the 14100 block of Angell St. A daytime theft of a catalytic converter on the 13200 block of Marquardt Copper wiring was reported stolen during an early morning theft on the 15100 block of Canary Ave. Grand Theft Auto A commercial truck was reported stolen on the 14700 block of Industry Cir. A stolen coupe was recovered on the 15100 block of Delmont Pl.

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Walker/Crescent – During a traffic stop, police conducted a search and subsequently arrested a 30-year-old male subject for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and a bench warrant for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge. Centerpointe Dr. – Property was reportedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle. The loss included car keys, residential keys, a purse with a driver’s license, medical card, credit card, and checkbook. 5500 block of Conifer Dr. – The reporting party advised that a subject texted her through an app despite the fact that she had a restraining order against him. Denni/Montecito – A vehicle parked on Denni St. was burglarized between 5:30 p.m. and 8:45 a.m. by breaking the passenger-side window. Missing property included a phone charger, cell phone holder, personal toiletries, and a skateboard from the trunk.

with the Sheriff to address it and keep our residents safe.” The sheriff also pointed fingers at L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón for the huge jump in violent crime because of his policies. Villanueva said this year he's focused on hopefully increasing the number of sworn deputies from 9,500 to at least 10,300. He also says he will continue expanding the body-worn cameras for deputies, and that it's led to a 43% decrease in reported complaints in one year for stations that have deployed the devices. ritos, with its miles of green, water-guzzling grass inside its traffic islands, should switch to drought-tolerant landscaping. Maybe the idea might take root (pun intended); Cerritos paid over $100,000 to its gardener Brightview. HMG-CN will occasionally examine Cerritos' Warrant Register, if you have anything you would like us to examine, email editor@cerritosnews.net

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Sheriffs Asking Public's Help in ID'ing Robbers The LASD is asking for help in identifying robbers who hit the Circle K in Bellflower, a 7-Eleven store in Long Beach, Ruby’s Liquor store in Long Beach, and another two 7-Eleven stores in Paramount. According to the sheriff’s department, the Bellflower robbery occurred at 11:58 p.m. at a Circle K in the 17200 block of Downey Avenue. Three Black male suspects, possibly in their 30s, armed with a gun and wearing ski masks, entered the store and demanded cash from the register. The suspects fled in a older whitecolored four-door Mercedes. The suspects in one of the 7-Eleven store robberies in Paramount — which took place at a store in the 8500 block of Alondra Boulevard — had a similar

description. Surveillance video of armed robbers inside a Circle K store in Bellflower. Jan. 17, 2022. (LLN) Meanwhile, Long Beach police said that cash was stolen in the two robberies that occurred in their city, at a 7-Eleven store located at Cherry and Artesia avenues at 8:05 p.m., and at Ruby’s Liquor, located at 5442 Del Amo Blvd., at around 11 p.m. There were no injuries in either robbery, police said. Police would not speculate as to whether the same suspects were responsible for all five robberies. Both the sheriff’s department and Long Beach police are investigating. No arrests have yet been made.


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Columbia Memorial Offering Virtual 'Destination Trips' By Tammye McDuff The Columbia Memorial Space Center announced virtual field trips into space this week: Destination Mars and Destination Moon. The Space Center staff will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about living in space this school year. Discussions will include why space exploration is so important, along with all the challenges astronauts face and the solutions that make daily living possible. Destination Moon leads a team of researchers to explore the Moon’s surface and establish a second habitat for astronauts to live and work. To get there, they will launch and fly Blue Origin’s reusable launch vehicle, New Glenn, and explore the Moon’s surface using Blue Origin’s lunar lander, Blue Moon. Student teams in Mission Control have a critical job: initiate the launch of New Glenn into orbit to land Blue Moon safely on the lunar surface. While in orbit, teams monitor for potentially dangerous space weather and space debris, conduct safety checks on the spacecraft systems, deploy and monitor satellites, and launch payloads. With the journey underway, Mission Control learns there is an oxygen leak at the original lunar habitat that puts the astronauts at risk. The team in Mission Control will work with the crew already on the Moon to use the supplies and fix the oxygen leak. Can they repair the leak using the limited supplies on their

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base? Will the crew repair the leak in time before it threatens their safety on the Moon? A successful mission depends on it. Destination Mars has researchers ready to explore Mars, but there’s one glaring problem, more than 40 million miles separate Earth from the Red Planet. This distance makes it impossible to travel back and forth between the two planets while completing the research. Students will build a base on one of the Red Planet’s moons, Deimos or Phobos, that will allow them to send a spacecraft to the surface of Mars and back in the fastest and safest way possible. Student teams will select which moon is best to build a base by analyzing three data sets collected by rovers on Deimos and Phobos. The team’s research efforts come to a halt when they encounter a critical emergency – a solar storm approaches, and all communication signals are lost. To successfully explore Mars’ moons and complete the mission, the students must work together to maintain communication, analyze the data from their experiments, and select a moon to build a base. Both destination field trips will need four teams: • A Geology team to explore terrain maps; • A Rover team to calibrate and examine all of the required instruments; • A Navigation Team to analyze both the lunar and Martian surfaces; • A Condition Team to conduct tests for radiation exposure. Kindergarten through sixth-grade students and teachers join Space Center educators for private virtual field trips

for school programs. This option is available for one classroom at a time. A total of 10-35 students is required. Both are one-hour experiences delivered from start to fin-

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Peru Perfection Comes to the Hoxton Hotel Open-Air Rooftop There are traditional By Farley Elliott starters like Ceviche, EATER.COM but also Solterito with h i c a g o tomato, lima beans, culinary whiz Stephanie green mango, kumquats, Izard is & fried cheese. back with a

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sophomore restaurant effort in Los Angeles. The Top Chef star, James Beard Foundation Award winner, and Boka Restaurant Group culinary talent first hit Los Angeles with her Arts District rendition of Girl & the Goat last summer. Now she’s at it again with a Downtown rooftop option named Cabra. First announced last fall, the

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incoming Cabra will operate at the open-air tip of the Hoxton Hotel located at 1060 S. Broadway. Formerly a rooftop restaurant and bar known as Pilot — a partner to the groundfloor restaurant Sibling Rival — the place has been retouched with Izard’s Peruvian focus in mind, including lots of leafy houseplants, marble tabletops, and corner-to-corner skyline views. Partners Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm of the Boka Group are once again backing the new Cabra, which will follow Izard down a Peruvian path to dinnertime dishes like quinoa and tuna salad, avocado dip with taro and sweet potato

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chips, and heartier mains like skirt steak saltado, skin-on pork shank, and lots of roast fish and chicken to share. A full bar is also available from beverage director Daniel Dooreck, with options like tonics, pisco sours, and lots of local and Peruvian beers and wine. The arrival of Cabra is yet another feather in the cap for the Downtown dining scene, which has been rebounding robustly after two slow pandemic years with newcomers like Jose Andrés opening projects in the near future. The restaurant is also just the latest out of town arrival to LA’s shores (there’s already a Cabra in Chicago) over the past year-plus, along with names like Culver City’s

Etta and the incoming Maple & Ash to Beverly Hills — both also Chicago products. Add in names like Daniel Boulud, Lavo, and Sweden star chef Marcus Jernmark, and it’s looking to be a busy year for the Los Angeles dining scene once again. Cabra opened Tuesday atop the Hoxton Hotel in Downtown, at 1060 S. Broadway. Hours run Sunday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., with an extension to midnight on Friday and Saturday night. Reservations are available via OpenTable. Brian Hews contributed to this report.

Redistricting Cerritos College

The Cerritos Community College District is redistricting. Redistricting is the process of adjusting District lines every 10 years after the release of the U.S. Census.

We want public feedback. • January 12 1st Public Hearing and Discussion of Draft Maps • January 19 2nd Public Hearing on Draft Maps

GRAND OPENING and ribbon cutting of Nillys Burgers, owners Florence and Ranil Zalameda with Artesia City Council. By Tammye McDuff A new burger shop held their ribbon cutting this past weekend in Artesia. Rated as one of the top ten burger places in the area according to reviews, Nilly’s Burgers is a good old fashioned, family owned restaurant. The atmosphere at Nilly’s is reminiscent of the vintage soda fountain with a classic retro vibe, checkered tile floors, and black stools. The menu is simple but delicious, offering a single or double burger made from ground beef, American cheese, grilled onions, homemade pickles, and mustard on handmade potato rolls. Nilly’s also offers

a sub impossible meat and gluten free alternatives. The restaurant offers Mexican soda, Fanta flavors and regular Coca-Cola and Sprite. As for the crinkle fries served with a ranch dip, ask for them a little crispier because that definitely gives it a really good crunch. Cerritos Councilman Frank Yokoyama attended the rainy day event to say thank you for opening up in the community, “I know that many Cerritos residents will be happy to have a gourmet burger place as an alternative.” Yokoyama presented the restaurant a Certificate of Recognition to the restaurant. Nilly’s Burgers is located at 17603 Pioneer Boulevard in Artesia.

• February 9 Consideration of Vote on Revised Trustee Areas • February 16 Consideration of Vote on Revised Trustee Areas (if needed) • February 28 Deadline to adopt map

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Visit www.cerritos.edu/redistricting to view the proposed maps and comment.


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OLYMPIC LEAGUE BASKETBALL - Valley Christian boys let potential upset victory slip away in fourth quarter By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter The Valley Christian High boys basketball program has not won an Olympic League title since the 2007-2008 season and since the current format of the league began for the 2010-2011 season, the league has seen three schools win league championships. One of those schools is Village Christian High, which has three league titles in the past 10 seasons. The Defenders seemed to have a comfortable 10-point lead over Village Christian with 6:25 remaining in last Friday’s contest but went into an offensive funk and was nipped by the Crusaders 4645. After winning eight straight games, Valley Christian (13-8, 1-3) had lost two straight league outings by a combined

four points before getting past Camarillo High 69-66 last Saturday. V.C. also fell to Heritage Christian High 69-50 this past Tuesday night. “You have to win four quarters and we won three and we didn’t win the last quarter,” said V.C. first-year head coach Tom Lewis. “They came back and that’s why we lost. You have to win all four.” Up 38-28, the Defenders missed on five straight shots over a span of 6:23 before sophomore Myles Harvey drained a three-pointer to make it 46-45 with 2.4 seconds left. After a timeout, Village Christian threw the ball away to senior Nathan Medina and after dribbling for what seemed to be more than two seconds, he launched a desperation three-point attempt that never found the iron. “You can look at it from so many

different dynamics,” Lewis said of the final play of the game. “The clock went out, the refs… I wasn’t sure what the refs had on [the clock]. There was a lot of confusion. The refs said this, and we said that, and the refs didn’t give us an opportunity to clarify it or run another play.” The first quarter was as close as any basketball game could be with nine lead changes and neither team holding a lead greater than two points. For the Defenders, their two-point lead came with 1.4 seconds left when Medina hit a three-pointer, his first basket of the game. The Defenders kept the momentum up, both offensively and defensively in the second quarter, by going on a 6-1 run in the first 4:40 of the second quarter while limiting Village Christian to four shot attempts before Immanuel Taylor’s three-pointer with 2:32 left in the half made it 18-14. While Valley Christian was six of 17 from the field in the half, the Crusaders went eight of 23 and did not score consecutive baskets until the final 47.9 seconds. “I was very proud of the guys; they came out with a lot of energy and a lot of determination,” Lewis said. “I think we got them on their heels. Obviously, they were having a hard time scoring, which we needed them to. We kept the score down where we needed it. When it was all said and done, we won three quarters and they won one.” Little by little, Valley Christian would begin to increase its advantage in the third quarter. With the scored knotted at 21-21, senior Micah Sybesma and sophomore Jacob Bayla scored on putbacks, and Bayla added another basket with 5:11 remaining in the third quarter to make it 27-21. With 63 seconds left in the stanza and now up by two points, Harvey hit a three-pointer to start an 11-3 run that lasted into the early moments of the fourth quarter. But that’s when the Crusaders began

to connect on more of their shots and tied the game at 39-39 with 3:11 remaining on a three-pointer from Thomas Luczak. After a pair of free throws from Bayla, Village Christian took the lead for good on a trifecta from Powell Mousaian with 1:28 left in the game. It was the first lead for the Crusaders since they were up 10-9 late in the first quarter. In the fourth quarter alone, Valley Christian was three of nine from the field, six of nine from the free throw line and had two rebounds while Village Christian missed three of seven from the field and was eight of 13 from the charity stripe. “They rebounded the ball tremendously well; we have to do a better job of rebounding,” Lewis said. “They hit their foul shots, we missed some layups and foul shots we should have made and in the fourth quarter, you have to make plays. At the end of the day, if you put yourself [in position] to win the fourth quarter, you have to make plays, and they made more than us.” Valley Christian ended the game connecting on 15 of 37 shots from the field and 12 of 17 free throws while the Crusaders were 15 of 38 from the field and 13 of 19 from the charity stripe. Medina led the Defenders with a season-low 12 points, but seven of them came from the line. Bayla added eight points while Sybesma chipped in with five points and four rebounds. “They did a great job,” Lewis said. “They ran two guys at him, and they got physical with him. They had a good game plan. That shows a lot of respect for Nathan; how much they respect him to do all that. He’s good enough to obviously handle it and learn from it and move on from it.” Prior to the game, the Valley Christian girls were seeking its first 3-0 league start since the 2016-2017 season and early on,

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Artesia Rebounds From Sluggish Start to Blow Away Whitney In Second Half By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on high school athletics this winter season with games being cancelled or postponed every day. It’s gotten to the point where some basketball teams have played or are scheduled to play two games on the same day while some teams haven’t played since last month. Such was the case when Artesia High visited Whitney High this past Monday to play a 605 League game that was cancelled from last Friday. Artesia had faced Capistrano Valley High earlier in the morning in a MLK Tournament contest played at St. John Bosco High while the Wildcats have been absent from game action since Dec. 21 when they hosted Fairmont Prep. Early on, it was Artesia feeling the effects of a second game in a span of five hours with Whitney hanging around with the top-ranked team in the CIF-Southern Section’s Division 4AA. Whitney had rallied from seven points down to take its first lead late in the opening quarter before the teams traded leads on the next five baskets. But the Pioneers showed why they are the favorites to win the league as they outscored the Wildcats 33-14 in the second half and cruised to a 57-35 victory. “Guys were actually sleeping in the stands before the game and I think we were a little sluggish,” said Artesia head coach Jeff Myles. “That’s a tough Whitney team; [they have] a new coach

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Cerritos Boys Pull Away From Pesky John Glenn Squad Late in First Half By Loren Kopff In a tale of two programs going in opposite directions this season from what they have been accustomed to in the past, it was the Cerritos High boys basketball team that put a damper in the fine season that John Glenn High has had thus far. An 11-0 run to end the first half was all the momentum the visiting Dons needed as they kept the Eagles at bay in the second half to post a 64-51 victory this past Wednesday. Cerritos, the three-time defending 605 League champions which began the season with five straight losses and a 2-9 start, improved to 4-13 overall and 2-1 in league action. Glenn, on the other hand which has found ways to win under a new coach and went two games above .500 for the first time this season after a recent 65-43 win over Bosco Tech High, dropped to 9-8, 1-2. Glenn, ranked eighth in the CIFSouthern Section Division 5A poll, led 19-16 after a basket from senior Richard Ramos with 3:32 left in the first half. But the Dons went on a 15-1 run to finish the half and never allowed the Eagles to get closer than eight points the rest of the way. It also didn’t help that the hosts were a dismal six of 21 from the free throw line and turned the ball over 23 times.

To advertise call 562-407-3873 and they play very well, very hard and “Even though we were missing shots in a lot better than last year. They kind the first half, which happens in basketof ran some good stuff; ran a little ball, I thought in the first half we still triangle, ran a little box and kind of didn’t compete. We told them in the switched it up in between possessions. second half to pick it up and have some So, that’s a good team and we have to pride and effort. We challenged them be ready for them and they responded to next time.” the challenge.” “We thought “Our seniors…I it was going to be asked them at the beworse,” said Whitney ginning of the season first-year head coach to lead us through all Joseph Webber. “So, this, and that’s exthe second half is actly what they did,” what we thought the Webber said. “They first half might look picked the elements like. But we only had up, they helped them one day of practice apply the pressure on before this game after defense and keep us that layoff. To tell in games. This team, you the truth, I’m with no big man, is very proud of this help, help, help and team since the first day I got here. The scramble. It was a pretty incredible growth has been incredible and we’re feat.” just trying to change the culture and be Junior Steve Anderson paced the better every single time we go out, and Pioneers with 13 points and seven rethat’s what is happening. bounds while Staples had 14 rebounds Senior Miles Jennings gave the Pio- and a dozen points. Jennings and neers the lead for good with 5:29 left sophomore Aaron Banks each had nine in the first half and over a minute and a points and seven rebounds and senior half later, Myles called a timeout after Jordan Kirkwood came off the bench neither team had scored. Shortly after to pitch in with seven rebounds and six the timeout, sophomore Zion Staples points. scored off an offensive rebound to inArtesia was scheduled to visit crease the lead to 18-15. Whitney (3-12 Pioneer High this past Wednesday, overall) would get to within a point defeated the Titans 69-49 and will two more times in the half, but in the travel to John Glenn High tonight. With second half, it was pure Artesia domia win tonight, the Pioneers will capture nation, which went on a 10-2 run, then their first league title since the 2006scored the first 10 points of the fourth 2007 season. Because of the uncertainquarter to lead 50-27 with 5:04 remain- ties with Covid this season the league ing in the game. At one point, the Piodecided to make the first round count neers (15-5 overall, 3-0 in league after towards the league standings and the the win) went on a 22-4 run that lasted second round only towards the overall 9:58 in the second half. record in the event a team doesn’t face “We just challenged them to comanother one twice. pete on the defensive end because we After that, Artesia is scheduled to don’t think in the first half we competmake up its Jan. 11 game with Oxford ed,” Myles said of his halftime lecture. Academy on Saturday before hosting

Held to one point in the first half, Cerritos junior Dominic Dela Cruz was on fire in the second half, connecting on six of 11 shots from the field, including four three-pointers. He would finish the game with a career-high 17 points and grabbed six rebounds. Senior Alec Reyes added 16 points, four rebounds and two steals and junior Andrew Hartman pitched in with 10 points. Meanwhile, Ramos posted a careerhigh 25 points and had five steals for Glenn while sophomore Seyharmony Som added 13 steals. Prior to the game, it was all Cerritos as Glenn’s scoring issues continued in a 55-12 affair. While Cerritos improved to 9-6 overall and won for the second time in three league games, the Eagles remained winless in 14 games and haven’t scored more than 17 points in any game. The Dons scored the first 17 points of the game and had five steals in the opening quarter. It wasn’t until the 6:15 mark of the second quarter when freshman Aaliyah Ramirez put Glenn on the board. That would be the lone basket in the half and it wouldn’t be until late in the third quarter when the Eagles would score again. By that time, the running clock was already in use and Cerritos had already scored 42 points. Senior Leilani Morante led Cerritos with 14 points and had three rebounds and three steals as she played the first and third quarters only while senior Michelle Lee, who played in the second and fourth quarters, came off the bench to score seven points, grab three boards, have an assist and a steal. Only two Cerritos starters scored, but senior

Olivia Zordilla, in her first start of the season, had five rebounds and an assist in the first quarter. Ramirez led the Eagles with nine rebounds and six points while senior Ruby Chavez had four points and three steals as both Glenn teams are scheduled to host Artesia High today and Whitney High on Wednesday while both Cerritos teams are scheduled to visit Oxford Academy today and Artesia on Wednesday. In addition, the Cerritos boys will make up a Jan. 11 game at Whitney on Sunday while the girls are scheduled to face Esperanza High on Saturday and Kennedy High on Monday, both on the road while the Glenn boys will finally visit Norwalk High on Monday after its Dec. 16 game was postponed.

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The girls basketball team (10-6 overall, 1-0 in the 605 League) is scheduled to make up a Jan. 11 game against Oxford Academy on Saturday before hosting Cerritos on Wednesday while the boys soccer team, ranked third in Division 5 and winners of eight straight games, improved to 11-1-1 after blanking Pioneer High 6-0 this past Tuesday. The Pioneers are slated to host Glenn today and visit Cerritos on Tuesday while the girls have won three straight games, all in league action, are 3-11-1 and will visit Glenn today before entertaining Cerritos on Tuesday.

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The boys soccer team (0-6-3, 0-1-1) is scheduled to host Oxford Academy today while the girls, ranked fifth in Division 5, are 8-1-3, 2-0-0 and will visit Oxford Academy today.

LosCerritosNews.net 11 Cerritos High on Wednesday. “The goal coming into the year for myself is always to first of all try to win league, second off is to try to finish above .500 and third off is try to go as far as I can [in the playoffs],” Myles said. “So, we still have our goals in front of us to win league, even though I know this year is a Covid year and we only count the first five games. We still want to win all 10 games, so no matter who we are playing, if it’s league or non-league, we always want to win.” Wong led the Wildcats with 18 points and six rebounds, the sixth time in the last seven games he has led his team in scoring and the eighth time in 15 games. Sophomore Sakeef Sekender added five points and five rebounds while three players all scored four points. With nine league games still left on the docket, Whitney was scheduled to face Oxford Academy this past Wednesday and is slated to go to Pioneer tonight, host Cerritos on Sunday to make up a Jan. 11 game and go to John Glenn on Wednesday. “Sometimes because of the past, he takes too much on himself,” Webber said of Wong. “I appreciate him because he doesn’t waver from that responsibility. He just tries to work harder and lead by example. He is an amazing young man and I’m so happy to have him. But a that the same time, what he did; his major thing that he did this year, is he raised the level of the other players, which didn’t happen in those previous years. That’s why we have the team we have.” “[Ethan Wong] is a good player; I think he’s been playing varsity his whole time here,” Myles said. “Against good players in basketball, you’re not going to stop them. So, all you want to do is make it hard on them and I think we made it tough on him. We wore him down because he missed a couple of open shots late in the game.”

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The boys basketball team dropped a 68-62 decision to Paramount High this past Wednesday to see its record go to 11-7 overall, 1-2 in the San Gabriel Valley League. The Gladiators are scheduled to host Downey High today, then go to Downey on Monday before visiting Dominguez High on Wednesday.

LA MIRADA HIGH

The boys soccer team (8-2-2 overall, 2-1-0) in the Suburban League travelled to Norwalk High (10-1-2, 4-0-0), the second ranked team in Division 2, on Jan. 20 and will host Bellflower High on Thursday while the girls soccer team improved to 9-2-6, 4-0-0 with a 7-0 win against Firebaugh High this past Tuesday.

NORWALK

The girls basketball team fell to Mayfair High 70-55 this past Tuesday for its seventh straight loss. The Lancers (11-9, 0-1) will visit La Mirada today and Bellflower on Tuesday.

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The boys soccer team, ranked fifth in Division 5, has won four straight games, all in Olympic League action, to improve to 11-2-2 while the girls soccer team is 8-4-2 as the Defenders will face Maranatha High today and Heritage Christian High on Thursday. In addition, the girls who host Maranatha, will also entertain St. Joseph on Tuesday. The boys will be on the road against Maranatha before welcoming Heritage Christian.


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GARCIA from page 1 Part of the bill reads as follows: “Upon appropriation by the Legislature of $5o million dollars from the General Fund, the Department of Housing and Community Development shall administer a program to provide grants to cities, counties, to incentivize making publicly owned golf courses in densely populated areas available for housing and publicly accessible open space.” More specifically, Garcia’s bill would: -- Remove municipal golf courses from protections of the Public Park Preservation Act. -- Provide an exemption to the California Environmental Quality Act or CEQA. -- Make it easier to rezone public open-space land for housing. The Northern California Golf Association and the Southern California Golf Association are leading the fight against the bill. “The fees and charges [at municipal golf courses] routinely cover all the costs of operation, all the costs of replenishing the infrastructure,” said Craig Kessler, governmental affairs director for the SCGA. “$12 million every year goes into the coffers of County Parks and Recreation, which subsidizes those swimming pools, trails, picnic areas, and soccer

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fields that don’t pay for themselves.” “Golf courses preserve open space, sequester carbon, provide habitat, promote biodiversity and allow rainwater to get into groundwater basins,” said the NCGA. “Municipal golf courses provide these benefits almost entirely in densely packed urban environments where they are most needed, and in communities disproportionately identified as ‘park poor.’ Converting them to hardscape exacerbates both problems.” Other criticisms of the bill include the impact on jobs statewide as well as existing vendor contracts. A vote is scheduled for late January, and the NCGA urges citizens to reach out to their representatives to make their voices heard.

MAYFAIR from page 1 water pumped in from the flood control channel adjacent to the park. The collected water will be filtered and cleaned to irrigate the park’s fields and landscaping. The system will prevent trash and other contaminants that flow from local streets into the flood control channel from continuing downstream to pollute Alamitos Bay in Long Beach and the ocean. The new system also means that Lakewood does not have to purchase as much outside water to irrigate Mayfair Park as before, saving the city money.

The Lakewood City Council named the fully renovated tennis courts in honor of the late Howard L. Chambers, who was Lakewood’s City Manager for 41 years, a record for a single city in the state of California. Chambers was one of the original “Lakewood kids,” having been raised in the city during its early years of tremendous growth in the 1950s and 60s. He worked for Lakewood for a total of 50 years. Chambers retired in 2017 and passed away in June of 2021 at 76. The ball fields were completely renovated at the park; all of field #3, the diamond area of ball field #2, and the outfield of Lisa Fernandez Field. “We know the community joins the city in being eager to see the return to Mayfair Park of popular events, like the Pan Am Fiesta that could not be held there during construction," stated Mayor Jeff Wood. The tennis courts and ball fields are open to the public for use on a drop-in basis with preference of use provided to scheduled contract classes and permitted use for organized youth and adult sports programs. Users can always check with staff to confirm the availability of the tennis courts and ball fields for drop-in use by calling the Recreation Department at 562-866-9771 ext. 2408.

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FREDERICK E. PADILLA AKA FREDDIE PADILLA CASE NO. 22STPB00375 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of FREDERICK E. PADILLA AKA FREDDIE PADILLA. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by BERTHA MERAZ in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that BERTHA MERAZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 02/25/22 at 8:30AM in Dept. 29 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 MARK A. PADILLA, ESQ. SBN 301978 LAW OFFICE OF MARK A. PADILLA, ESQ. 2892 N. BELLFLOWER BLVD., STE. 222 LONG BEACH CA 90815 BSC 221067 1/21, 1/28, 2/4/22 CNS-3547414# HAWAIIAN GARDENS COMMUNITY NEWS

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF GALE JACKSON aka GALE JANE JACKSON Case No. 22STPB00187 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of GALE JACKSON aka GALE JANE JACKSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Norma Ward in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Norma Ward 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 on Feb. 16, 2022 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 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: RICHARD A LEHN ESQ SBN 147571 ARDISH & LEHN APC 9530 E IMPERIAL HWY STE J DOWNEY CA 90242-3041 JOHN GUY ESQ SBN 61375 LAW OFFICE OF JOHN GUY 3820 DEL AMO BLVD STE 201 TORRANCE CA 90503 CN983675 JACKSON Jan 21,28, Feb 4, 2022

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS CHIA CHEN TANG filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: CHIA CHEN TANG TO EDDIE CHIA CHEN TANN. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant a petition without a hearing. Court date 3/21/22, 10:30 am, Dept C, RM 312. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4/22, Case number 22NWCP000005 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ERIC TANN FOR CHIA HUNG TANG filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: CHIA HUNG TANG TO ERIC CHIA HUNG TANN. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant a petition without a hearing. Court date 3/21/22, 10:30 am, Dept C, RM 312. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4/22, Case number 22NWCP000006

CITY OF COMMERCE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 6364 Zindell Street (Veterans Park) and 7316 E. Gage Avenue Specific Plan No. 21-01, Zone Change 21-01, General Plan Amendment 21-01, Site Plan Approval, Master Sign Plan, Vesting Tentative Tract Map NO. 83334, Development Agreement No. TBD, and Certification of an EIR (SCH# 2019080312), Determination that the Proposal is Exempt from the Surplus Land Act, Section 54221(f)(1)(C) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING to be held on Monday, January 31, 2022, before the City Council of the City of Commerce to consider the proposed Modelo Project (hereinafter referred to as the “Project”). Project Description: The proposed Project involves the demolition of the existing Veterans Memorial Park located at 6364 Zindell Street, and an adjacent vacant parcel at 7316 E. Gage Avenue (collectively, the “Project Site”), and the redevelopment of the Project Site to accommodate a mixeduse residential development. The proposed Project would include the construction of up to 850 residential units, up to 165,000 square feet of commercial uses, a new public community center and museum, and approximately five acres of park and open space. Additionally, due to the previous use of the Project Site as a landfill, the Project will include the remediation of the entire Project Site to allow for safe implementation of the Project and will consist of excavating the impacted soil pursuant to a Remedial Action Plan overseen by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB). As part of its action, the City Council will consider the following requests: A Development Agreement; General Plan Amendment; associated Zone Change and Zoning Map amendment to reflect the new Specific Plan; A Specific Plan to establish the uses and development standards for the Project Site. The Project also includes other entitlements that were considered and approved by the Planning Commission at a Special Meeting of the Planning Commission that was held on January 19, 2022. Specifically, the Planning Commission considered and approved a Master Sign Plan; a Vesting Tentative Tract Map; a Site Plan per the City’s Municipal Code § 19.39.680; Certification of an Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, Public Resources Code Sections 21000, et seq. and the Guidelines set forth in the California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 15000, et seq. (“CEQA”), and Findings of Facts and Statement of Overriding Considerations, and a Mitigation Monitoring Program. Lastly, the City Council will also consider a land exchange to be exempt from the Surplus Land Act, Section 54221(f)(1)(C). Environmental Determination: Consistent with State CEQA Guidelines §15087, a Notice of Availability of the Draft EIR was sent to agencies and interested parties on July 16, 2020, and the Draft EIR was circulated for a 45-day public review period from July 16, 2020 to August 31, 2020. Additionally, in accordance with the Safer at Home Orders by the State of California and the County of Los Angeles, the City hosted a public meeting on the Project Site on August 1, 2020, at Veterans Memorial Park. The City received 19 comment letters on the Draft EIR during the 2020 public review period. The Final EIR includes responses to all comment letters received consistent with State CEQA Guidelines §15088. The Final EIR consists of the Draft EIR, comments received on the Draft EIR, a list of commenters, the City’s responses to comments, the clarification and errata for the Draft EIR, appendices, and all other information required by the CEQA Guidelines § 15132. A Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program was prepared and approved by the Planning Commission. MEETING OF THE CITY OF COMMERCE CITY COUNCIL SAID PUBLIC HEARING MEETING: A virtual SPECIAL meeting will be held via Teleconference during a SPECIAL City Council Meeting on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., at which time proponents and opponents of the above-referenced Project will be heard. Further, in the interest of maintaining appropriate social distancing, and restricting gatherings of over ten (10) people, due to the health risks associated with COVID-19 pursuant to Federal, State and County orders, directives and/or guidelines, this meeting is closed to the public and will instead be streamed live, and accessible at www.ci.commerce.ca.us. Said meeting will be held in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act and AB 361, which allows a local legislative body to hold public meetings via teleconferencing and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and to address the local legislative body, provided the legislative body adopts a resolution making certain findings. On October 5, 2021, the City Council adopted a resolution making the required findings to continue holding remote City Council meetings and re-authorized the same most recently on January 11, 2022. Accordingly, members of the public may participate telephonically by calling and submitting their comments at 323-887-4442. Members of the public may also submit written comments through email at cityclerk@ci.commerce.ca.us or by accessing the meeting via Zoom. Details for participating in the City Council meeting via Zoom will be published when the City Council agenda is posted, no less than 72 hours prior to said meeting. Per Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the above-listed item in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing meeting and during the comment period described in this notice in written correspondence delivered to the city office, at, or prior to, the public hearing. City Manager Edgar Cisneros Published at Los Cerritos Community News 1/21/22

CITY OF LA MIRADA NOTICE OF ELECTION Notice is hereby given that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of La Mirada on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, for the purpose of electing two Members of the City Council from Districts 1 and 2 for the full term of four years. If no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by Section 10229, Elections Code of the State of California. Anne Haraksin, City Clerk City of La Mirada Published at the La Mirada Lamplighter 1/21/22

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF COLLEEN B. DE BELLING Case No. 22STPB00168 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of COLLEEN B. DE BELLING A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Paul R. De Belling, Jr. in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Paul R. De Belling, Jr. be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Feb. 15, 2022 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 11 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within 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: RICHARD A LEHN ESQ SBN 147571 ARDISH & LEHN APC 9530 E IMPERIAL HWY STE J DOWNEY CA 90242-3041 CN983656 DE BELLING Jan 21,28, Feb 4, 2022


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JANUARY 21, 2022 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 2/17/2022 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Winifred Elease Williams; Maurice Parker Jr Jones; Shownadi Michilay Garner. 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 the Cerritos Community News 1/28/22 and 2/4/22 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 2/17/2022 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Steven Hernandez; Pedro Martinez Martinez; Gustavo Castro; Daisy Zarate; Leticia Anaya Gil; Ana Ivonne Molina Arias; Elie Samaha; Andy Gonzalez; Maria del Socorro Batista; Ethan Huy Ngo; Angel Tolentin; Jorge Enrique Saucdedo; Ralph Brooks; Evett Rose Valdez; Helyn Mabell Sanchez; Israel Navarro (2 units); Veronica Esparza Ramirez; Brent James Collins; Meneces Lorenzo Antonio; Clemente Maldonado; Patricia Cano; Vivian Omega Guerrero; Sandor Moises Duran; Aurelio Quintero Zavala. 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 the Cerritos Community News 1/28/22 and 2/4/22 NOTICE INVITING BIDS PFAS TREATMENT SYSTEMS - PLANTS 1, 2 AND WELL 5 Project Number: 50042 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Pico Rivera, California (“City”) invites sealed Bids for the Project. The City will receive such Bids at the City Clerk’s office, City Hall, 6615 Passons Boulevard, Pico Rivera, California 90660 up to 2:00 p.m. on March 1, 2022, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. All Bids must be made on the form furnished by the City. Each Bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to the City Clerk with the Project name and identification number typed or clearly printed on the lower left corner of the envelope. Bids must remain valid and shall not be subject to withdrawal for 90 calendar days after the Bid opening date. SCOPE OF WORK. The Project includes, without limitation, furnishing all necessary labor, materials, equipment and other incidental and appurtenant Work necessary to satisfactorily complete the Project as more specifically described in the Contract Documents. Time for completion of the Work is Two-Hundred-Thirty-Five (235) total Working from the date specified in the Notice to Proceed and shall be inclusive of the procurement time to furnish and install all materials associated with this project. OBTAINING BID DOCUMENTS. Bidders may obtain free copies of the Plans, Specifications, and other Contract Documents online by visiting http://www.pico-rivera.org/rfps/. Hard copies of the Contract Documents are not available at this time. LICENSES. Each Bidder shall possess either of (a) a valid Class “A” Contractor’s license (b) a valid Class “B” Contractor’s license and combination of Class “C7”, “C8” and “C10” as applicable (c) a valid Class “B” Contractor’s license held by the prime and combination of Class “C7”, “C8” and “C10” specialty licenses held by subcontractors as applicable (d) Any of the above stated “C” licenses held by the prime and combination of the remaining state “C” specialty licenses held by the subcontractors as applicable issued by the California State Contractors License Board necessary for the performance of all Work to be performed at the time of the Bid submission. The successful Contractor must also possess a current City business license. MATERIALS SUBSTITUTIONS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. Bidders are required to post their questions or equivalent material or substitution request of construction materials to the City Project Manager online by visiting http://www.pico-rivera.org/rfps/ . Any questions or equivalent material or substitution request of construction materials asked by email or by telephone will not be answered. Materials substitutions or questions will be accepted until 4:00 pm on or before February 15, 2022. Any questions or equivalent material or substitution request of construction materials submitted after February 15, 2022, will not be answered. Answers to questions and/or any responses to material substitution request will be issued by February 22, 2022, as an addendum. Any addenda and/or supplemental information, as applicable will be posted online and available at http://www. pico-rivera.org/rfps/ . It is the Consultant’s responsibility to check online for any addenda that are released. Any changes or corrections to the original Bid Documents or any other information that will affect the completion of the award will be disseminated and posted on the City’s website. Bidders shall acknowledge receipt of all addenda documentation (if any) with the submitted bid proposal. Contractor shall not be allowed to make substitution or equal and/or equivalent request of construction material after February 15, 2022. CITY PROJECT MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION: Name: Gene Edwards Contact Number: 562-801-4225 E-mail address: gedwards@pico-rivera.org By:

Terry Rodrigue Interim Public Works Director

1/13/22 Date

Published at the Cerritos Community News 1/21/22

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROBERT RUBIO CASE NO. 21STPB12294 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ROBERT RUBIO. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DOREENA LUCERO in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DOREENA LUCERO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 02/04/22 at 8:30AM in Dept. 79 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner ROBERT L. COHEN, ESQ. SBN 150913, LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT L. COHEN, INC. 8081 ORANGETHORPE AVE. BUENA PARK CA 90621 1/14, 1/21, 1/28/22 CNS-3544842# LA MIRADA LAMPLIGHTER

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CITY OF PICO RIVERA NOTICE OF ANNUAL PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PICO RIVERA HOUSING ASSISTANCE AGENCY PHA PLAN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Pico Rivera Housing Assistance Agency is a qualified Public Housing Agency (PHA) and is exempt from the requirement to submit an annual plan, but is required to consider recommendations from Section 8 participants at an annual public hearing regarding any changes to the goals, objectives, and policies of the agency identified in the 5-Year Plan for FYs 2020 to 2025. The Pico Rivera Housing Assistance Agency Board of Commissioners will host a public hearing, have the relevant 5-Year Plan available for review, and invite the Pico Rivera Section 8 participants to submit comments. The public hearing will be held as follows:

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:

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

MAIL:

P.O. Box 1016, Pico Rivera, CA 90660-1016

TELEPHONE:

(562) 801-4347

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the current PHA Plan that identifies goals, objectives, and policies will be available for public examination at the City’s webpage listed below: http://www.pico-rivera.org/depts/ced/housing/default.asp Certain provisions of the Brown Act are temporarily waived pursuant to Governor Newson’s Executive Order N-25-20 and N-2920 and AB 361. In the interest of public health and safety, City Council meetings are temporarily closed to the public until further notice. City Council meetings can be viewed live on CTV3 and the City’s website at www.pico-rivera.org. If you wish to submit a public comment on this matter, you may do so in advance by email to the City Clerk’s Office at publiccomments@pico-rivera.org. Please provide your full name and reference this subject matter: “Pico Rivera Housing Assistance Agency Plan.” You may also attend the meeting through a computer or telephone. Please visit www.pico-rivera.org to view the agenda and instructions on how to join the meeting. ********************************************************************************* In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City of Pico Rivera is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for a person with a disability. Please contact Anna Jerome at (562) 801-4389 if special program accommodations are necessary and/or if program information is needed in an alternative format. Special requests must be made in a reasonable amount of time in order that accommodations can be arranged. Publish: January 21, 2022 Published at the Cerritos Community News 1/21/22 CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE SUMMARY ORDINANCE NO. 599 ADOPTED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its Regular Meeting on January 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., the City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens conducted a second reading and adopted the following ordinance in connection with the Zone Text Amendment regarding two-unit projects: ORDINANCE NO. 599 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE HAWAIIAN GARDENS MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD CHAPTER 17.06 (URBAN LOT SPLITS), ADDING SECTION 18.40.025, AND AMENDING SECTION 18.40.070 TO INCLUDE TWO-UNIT PROJECTS AS PERMITTED USES IN THE R-1 AND R-1:10,000 RESIDENTIAL ZONES AND PERMIT THEM SUBJECT TO OBJECTIVE STANDARDS AS ALLOWED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA SENATE BILL 9 AND A DETERMINATION THE PROJECT IS EXEMPT FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT The ordinance approves Two-Unit projects and Urban Lot Splits as mandated by Senate Bill 9 (“SB 9). The ordinance allows the subdivision of lots in the R-1:10,000 (Single family estates) and R-1 (Single family residential) zones into two lots and also allow up to two single-family dwellings to be developed on each newly created lot. The implementation of SB 9 would also allow the development of up two dwelling units on the same lot in these zone (along with whatever permitted ADUs are allowed) without subdividing the existing lot. The Ordinance adds “Two-unit projects” to the list of permitted uses in the table located Section 18.40.070 for the R-1:10,000—Single family estate and R-1—Single family residential zones. The ordinance would also establish development standards and requirements for two-unit projects. A copy of Ordinance No. 599 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. Also, a copy of the full text of the Ordinance is available on the City’s website at www.hgcity.org. The Ordinance was presented for first reading and introduction on December 14, 2021. The Ordinance was presented for second reading and adoption at the Regular City Council meeting held on the 11th day of January 2022 at 6:00 PM, at the City of Hawaiian Gardens City Council Chambers, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. The vote was certified as follows: AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN:

MARAVILLA, FARFAN, ROA, ALVARADO, DEL RIO NONE NONE NONE

___________________________ LINDA HOLLINSWORTH ACTING CITY CLERK Posted: Published:

January 14, 2022 January 21, 2022 Published at the Cerritos Community News 1/21/22

NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY Notice is given that pursuant to sections 21700-21713 of the Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the Commercial Code, Section 535 of the Penal Code. 1812.607, that Norwalk Self Storage at 11564 E. Firestone Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 will sell by competitive bidding by Climer’s Auctions (Bond # 5181494), on or after FEBRUARY 15, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m., property belonging to those listed below. Auction is to be held at the above address. Property to be sold as follows: boxes, totes, couch, gate, broom, books, mat, furniture, bedding, rumba, trash bags fan, duffle bag, self units, chairs, desk, bed frame, dresser, china cabinet, armoire, mirror, cabinet golf clubs, vacuum, bikes, dog cage, bike parts, buckets, loose clothing, bike ramp, bedding, helmet, shoes, tools, toys, gas stove, ice chest, tv stand, ladder, table, blower, silk plants, water bottle and bags belonging to the following. NAME TATIANA MARIE BRIONES HEATHER MARIE CURNOW JOSE R GARCIA ORA B HUTCHINSON CHARLES JERMAINE JONES JOSE LUIS LOPEZ RAUL VELASQUEZ

UNIT B165 B317 B410 B155 B485 B500 A191

This notice is given in accordance with the provisions of Section 21700 et seq. of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California. Sales subject to prior cancellation in the event of settlement between Owner and obligated party. Publication Dates: 1/21/2022 AND 1/28/2022 Published at the Cerritos Community News 1/21 and 1/28/22


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