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Mirada'sINFORMING Neighborhood Life Church Continues Serve CALTRANS REROUTEDTwo TRAFFICLaWITHOUT CERRITOS, ILLEGAL MOVE toWILL COST Are THEDirectors CITY OVER $5 MILLION ABCUSD Considering Tryingflows to Take ta or Artesia is a city designated onto arterial streets.” BY BRIANTeaching HEWS The City is claiming that the during the construction period. Hybrid Modelsrerouting The City then cited the nuhas caused over $5 “Caltrans has failed to coor- truck route, commercial vehicles safety Media MCDUFF Group-Los Cer- million in damage to the streets, dinate thus far, and any further over 6,000 pounds are strictly Centralmerous Basin inhazards caused by BYHews TAMMYE ritos Community News has ob- increased pollution in the area, lack of communication or con- prohibited on the streets, per the rerouting of traffic, concerns that have been voiced by Cerritraffic noise, and in- sultation with the City and its City Municipal Code.” tained letter,Board dated of September Thea ABC Trustee, atincreased their the Wrong Direction? The Caltrans rerouting of tos residents in calls and emails 6, 2019, addressed to Caltrans creased the safety risk of resi- residents is unacceptable.”

Nov. 4 meeting, considered two hybrid from the city of Cerritos that dents. The City blasted Caltrans for trucks has caused severe dam- to both HMG-LCCN and the teaching models because of the current BRIAN City.HEWS peak blasts the state agency for reroutFurther the letter states that establishing a detour route on age and increased traffic atBY pandemic. The rerouting on Carmenita ing tractor-trailer traffic through Caltrans is in violation of the southbound Carmenita between hours, the extensive damage a survey by the District Hewstakes Media News largeGroup-Cerritos trucks by two schools, the In City due to conducted I-5 construction project’s final Environmental the I-5 and Artesia Blvd., and alone is estimated “to cost $5.2 answered said Report which obligates eastbound Artesia Blvd. between million to repair,” and the “averhas obtained documents via aand public reStowers Elementary Carmeprojects. by 7,815 families, 82%Impact thatShockingly, the virtualthe learning experience cords request that show public age daily traffic on said streets nita Middle school in relations addition rerouting was theexagency to coordinate with cit- Carmenita and the I-5. ceeded or metnotifying their expectations andusing Central Basin Director Leticia ies the to minimize adverse impacts “Neither stretch of Carmeni- has significantly increasedfirms done without the City. with remaining 18% saying it was not what See CALTRANS page 14 Vasquez and Martha Camacho-Rodriguez’ they expected. Given the choice, 64% of names to submit $42,000 in consulting fees to CB GM Alex Rojas. the families want to continue the virtual The submittals are highly questionable learning while 36% preferred the hybrid VOLUNTEERS take a break after unloading over 1,000 boxes of food to be distributed given that neither invoices were approved in person model. to area residents hard hit by the pandemic, food was donated by Gospel Centered by the board. Currently, the ABC Virtual Academy Churches of La Mirada and the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. In documents obtained by HMG-CN , offers the maximum amount of live and the public relations firm of Dallas Fowler direct teacher instruction and the least BY THOM MARTIN action, jumping out of her car submitted a $21,000 invoice related to amount of asynchronous or indepen- BY TAMMYE MCDUFF grabbing the boy and helping the with the Gospel Centered Churches of La Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia’s failed The City ofofthe Lakewood held woman. dent instruction. The Virtual Academy Mirada and with the assistance Norbill to take over CB, AB 625. its annual Award of Valor lunShe took them to Artesia High Neighborhood Life Church continues walk-La Mirada Unified School District, is the only option for all students in the Fowler wrote, “I'm Dallas Fowler, I cheon on Nov.to6 over to thank delivered 50 the men School, where they received medABC District and significantly decreases to reach out to the residents of La Mirada school supplies were was referred to you by Directors Vasquezstudents in need. and women of the Los Angeles ical assistance and were ultimateconcerns for class or school isolation or and surrounding cities. Wilson Camacho-Rodriguez to subCounty Sheriff’s Department and and ly transported to the hospital. The past two months, although still Along with dozens of volunteers, local quarantine due to the pandemic. mit my invoices for work performed.” Fire Department, as well as the Because of her selfless acTo implement any hybrid model dur- under state mandates, Pastor David New- churches and neighbors, NLC has been community volunteers who pro- tions, the City of Lakewood reman has been busier than ever. Together See ABCUSD page 10 See CENTRAL BASINwith pagethe 15 Seeserve CHURCH page 10 tect and Lakewood. cently awarded Bridget Bridget Perrizo, a staff mem- Mayor’s Award at the city’s anber at Artesia High was honored nual Awards of Valor ceremony. when she helped two people that "I always wondered what I was being attacked by a dog. would do when faced with a situBridget, was headed back to ation like this one," said Perrizo. work from lunch when she spot- "By the grace of God, I had the ted a dog attacking a woman and courage to take action. I'm so young boy. The dog had knocked glad that both the mom and son them to the ground and they were are okay, and I'm so honored to screaming for help. receive this award.” Bridget immediately took TRASH piles up at a condominium complex in Hawaiian Gardens. The City chose Waste Resources See HERO page 15 Incorporated as their new hauler, who said they would immediately begin trash pick up. Photo Brian Hews.


Councilman and Cerritos Employees Helping Seniors

Lakewood Grocery Outlet's Holiday Food Drive


“Poor leadership, no foresight included several default letters, on the situation, typical of this which, under California’s Public While rotting trash is accumu- City Council,” former Hawaiian Resource Code Section 49000, lating in many parts of Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Rey Rodriguez starts the clock on termination. Gardens, Mayor Myra Maravilla told HMG-LCCN. City staff even went the extra and the City Council finally conThe staff report included in step and attempted to work with ducted a hearing, waiting an en- last week’s meeting presented CWS to cure the breaches and tire week, and allowing the trash clear evidence that CWS was in defaults starting in March of this to accumulate even more, to once violation of its contract with the year, each of which gave CWS HELPING ADULTS Joyel Maravilla Dandie, and Citythe of Cerritos Senior theSCOTT again discussOLDER terminating CWS’ from steps to resolve defaults.AND KELLI WIGGINS owners of the Westminster and Lakewood Grocery City,(l-r) but Mayor Services Recreation Coordinator; Melissa Pizano, City of Cerritos Human Services Outlet stores contract. In addition to the default no-in Southern California. Throughout their careers, Scott and Kelli have Council were apparently afraid to Coordinator; Kathy Franklin, Human Services Association (HSA) representative; and prided themselves on raising their four children, who are now part of their Grocery Under the Ralph M. Brown pull the termination trigger, leav- tices, the City also attempted to Cerritos Councilmember Frank Aurelio Yokoyama. Outlet business and family. Act, Maravilla and the City Coun- ing residents driving by stinky arrange meetings with CWS but cil could have sent out a notice piles of trash for the foreseeable CWS did not attend most meetand held a meeting within two future. ings. ARTESIA HIGH staff-member Bridget of BY TAMMYE MCDUFF purchase a $5Perrizo dinner received bag and the helpAward a LakeBY TAMMYE MCDUFF nior Center. days to address the situation. The voluminous staff report Valor from Lakewood for saving two in a dog attack. wood family in need. All donations will The group distributed meals and See TRASH page 15 Lakewood Grocery Outlet is partner- go directly to registrants of Lakewood Cerritos employees and Cerritos City goodie bags to hundreds of Cerritos ing with Project Shepherd this holiday Project Shepherd. Councilman Frank Aurelio Yokoyama got seniors in drive-thru fashion. season to support families in Lakewood. Project Shepherd makes the December together this past week to help seniors Seniors were asked to stay in their Now through November 14th you can celebrate Halloween at the Cerritos Se-

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Veterans Tribute: Cerritos native and Whitney HS grad excels. Page 2.

Aquarium of the Pacific holds virtual tours and activites. Page 3.

Lakewood’s fun-tastic family night returns live online Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. See page 6.

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Cerritos and La Mirada crime summaries-Cerritos driver victim of road rage. See page 7.

Comforting dishes that deliver taste and nutrition, shrimp risotto. See page 9.

Athletics 16-under travel softball team happy to be playing. Page 10.


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Veterans Tribute

Cerritos Native a Hero in His Own Right BY MARIA L. GARCIA David Jeremy Uyan joined the US Navy in 2008 in Rhode Island’ officer’s Candidate School and later at Supply Officer’s School in Georgia. He was assigned in Norfolk, Virginia until 2011, when he left aboard USS Bulkeley to support Joint Task Force Anti-Piracy Mission in the David Jeremy Uyan Gulf of Aden. He then was assigned for five years in Japan, first in the Marine Base in Iwakuni, and then in Yukushka, where he served aboard two US nuclear-powered aircraft, USS George Washington and USS Ronald Reagan, a super aircraft carrier. David returned to the US in 2016 and was assigned in Boston the last three years. In between his tour of duty, he was sent to US Army Camp Arifjan in Kuwait for six months to support Operation Inherent Resolved to eliminate Isis. Twelve years to the present, David has earned himself the title of Lt Commander. This year 2020 was David’s banner year, completing and graduating with two Masters Degrees: Masters in Defense and Strategic Studies in the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School program from Naval War College in Rhode Island and a

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Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, where he placed among the top 20% of the business graduates. David is a Cerritos homeboy. Early on at Wittmann Elementary, he excelled academically in reading, math, writing and science as he did in computer, arts and music, Olympic sports and basketball. With a perfect attendance at Carmenita Middle School, David, was awarded with exemplary academic performance in math and social science, a service award in conflict resolution while working on the yearbook as staff member. At Cerritos High School, he was awarded for outstanding achievement in English and in Physical Education. He moved on to Whitney High School, where he was a distinguished scholar with high honors with a California Federation Sealbearers scholarship, CEO for American Scholastic Society, and International Thespian Society. In all four Cerritos schools, David was recipient of the President Bill Clinton Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards the last of which was specific to Writing. In college, David was consistently on the Dean's list at UC Irvine. He double majored in Political Science and English, with a scholarship chair from PI Kappa Alpha Fraternity juggling his time with private tutoring, dance coordinator for Filipino cultural based, Kababayan club and work at the Bren Events Center, and interned at the Encore Credit Corporation. After college he worked part-time at Cerritos Performing Arts and volunteered as mentor for children of incarcerated parents as well as clerk, at Norwalk Courthouse Legal Services. It was soon after when he joined the Navy.

NOVEMBER 6, 2020

LAFD Receives Generous Donation From Pakistan American Chamber of Commerce

CITY OF ARTESIA MAYOR Ali Taj; Pakistan Commercial Consul Atif Aziz and Anees Bakali, Donor, CEO of Rex International, Artesia City Council members along with firefighters for Fire Station 30.

BY TAMMYE MCDUFF The Pakistan American Chamber of Commerce [PACC] helped to organize and donate 100,000 face masks and 10,000 bottled hand sanitizer delivered to local Artesia / Cerritos Fire Station 30, Wednesday, October 28th, 2020. This donation was arranged by the PACC’s CoVID-19 Community Task Force Group in appreciation of the LACoFD’s response and efforts by its first responders in battling wildfires, protecting lives and property locally and throughout California. Daryl L. Osby, Fire Chief of the Los Angeles County Fire Department expressed his gratitude to the kind and supportive donors who made the donation possible along with thanks to City of Artesia Mayor Ali Taj; Pakistan Commercial Consul Atif Aziz and Anees Bakali,

Donor, CEO of Rex International. Special recognition was given to Amin Gagai, Donor, CEO of Ultimo Fashion who were the mask donors and to Dost Durani, Donor, President of Serene Clean & Pure, LLC who provided all the hand sanitizer. The U.S-Pakistan Business Council's mission is to enhance trade and investment between the United States and Pakistan and promote the bilateral economic and business relationship at the highest levels of leadership in both countries. “I had wanted to really thank the firefighters for all the work they have done,” stated Taj, “many of us had been working on ideas for some time, when the PACC came up with the idea of masks and sanitizer. We are really grateful for all of their efforts.”

La Mirada Holds Halloween Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru

TRICK OR TREAT: from (l-r) Councilman Steve DeRuse, Mayor John Lewis, Mayor pro tem Ed Eng, and City Manager Jeff Boynton. The four, along with others, passed candy out to residents in a safe manner. BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Los Angeles County public health officials tried to ban Halloween activities, but cities across the Southland found inventive ways to get around safe social distancing and the potential for gatherings outside of household members. The city of La Mirada did an excellent job with their trick-or-treat drive through event which was held in the parking lot at City Hall. More than 500 vehicles turned out to participate, and each vehicle held three to five children, plus parents. Mayor John Lewis congratulated city staff saying “A great job was done by our staff as well as the numerous volunteers who painted all the backdrops. A special

shout out goes to Ham Watch, Public Safety and the Sheriffs Volunteer Patrol for all their hard work.” Families were invited to dress up in their costumes and participate in the first ever drive thru event at the La Mirada Civic Center. Vehicles could drive by different stations and receive candy in a safe and fun manner. Many of the vehicles added to the festivities by decorating their cars and the City Council passed out beautiful 60th La Mirada Anniversary patches to each family. The Parks and Recreation Department assembled and passed out take-home craft kits for all the trick-ortreaters.

NOVEMBER 6, 2020

Aquarium of the Pacific Offers Virtual Tours and Activities BY LAURIE HANSON Whether for remote learning or to simply brighten pandemic days, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach offers live on-demand content and more to a world-wide audience. “We wanted to continue to serve our community, and that community has grown as we have people tuning in from all over the world,” said Education Supervisor James Stewart. Dedicated to ocean conservation education since opening their doors 22 years ago, the Aquarium wanted to make sure their mission did not change even with

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said. Through the Online Academy calendar, viewers can check our different events. It is accessible through the Aquarium’s website with links to upcoming events and their YouTube channel where all previously aired content is archived. Recorded classes that have already aired live along with a video series on STEM careers for 6th to 12th grade students called Career Connections are also available. “Our guest speaker series contains archived videos of lectures from scientists, researchers, writers, reporters, artists, and other experts,” explained Stewart. “We also host ongoing lectures, and if you cannot watch them live, they will still be available in our guest speaker series archives.” An adult learner-based series called the Aquatic Academy also offers leading expert discussions on topics ranging from climate change to rising sea levels, extreme weather, and California water resources. New this year are Virtual Fes-

FLOYD THE PENGUIN swimming and viewable online from the Aquarium of the Pacific by the outside world online via an underwater webcam.

being closed due to safer at home orders. They quickly came up with the Online Academy. “All you need is a computer or mobile device that can access our website and you can hang out with our animals wherever you may be,” said Stewart. “Many of our programs involve showing off our live exhibit webcams across some of our largest or most popular spaces. Audiences are able to tune in any time they would like to watch select exhibits.” Many exhibits including their more popular ones are now viewable 24 hours a day. “When the Aquarium first closed due to the pandemic we didn’t want to stop connecting with people,” he added. “Many of our virtual programs were already in place at the time of our closure, and our staff were able to shift into a full spectrum of virtual and online programming.” Their live Online Academy classes air Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Each is developed to provide at-home learners engaging and fun scientific content. Students can send questions to the educator for live on air answers or to another in studio educator to address. The Aquarium even has a news program through their Pacific Pals Show called The Daily Bubble, which updates viewers with current Aquarium events while teaching about interesting animals along the way. “We will continue to offer our Online Academy with new and different programming as our online community grows and we discover more of what content they would like to see,” Stewart

tivals, where virtual formats are featured about Southern California’s diverse communities and their connections with the ocean and environment. There is even an environmental food sustainability web series called “Ocean to Table: Stories of Food, Farming, and Conservation” offered in the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program. Besides their online programming, the Aquarium has several ongoing joint conservancy programs with other agencies and universities to improve the viability of ocean ecosystems locally and globally. The White Abalone Recovery Program is one such project that where they have been working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). For the last 11 years, they have sought to increase the white abalone’s numbers. The abalone are initially raised at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, then are populated along the Southern California coast. Another successful joint effort with Cal State Northridge involves raising and releasing juvenile giant sea bass back into the ocean. To help monitor giant sea bass in the ocean, the Aquarium is also working with the Benioff Ocean Initiative and researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara to gather valuable data on the species. Spotting Giant Sea Bass has a web application where the public can submit photos of their encounters in the wild with giant sea bass. “The website uses pattern recognition software to identify and track individual fish based off of their unique spot patterns,” explained Stewart.

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EDUCATION SUPERVISOR James Stewart talks about sharks at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. The public can now view many exhibits online 24 hours, 7 days a week through their webcams as well as take part in active learning with their Online Academy.

The Aquarium’s veterinarian team is also hard at work rehabilitating and releasing injured sea turtles and monitoring green sea turtles in the San Gabriel River. A community of volunteer scientists collect data which is used by the Aquarium, NOAA, and the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to study turtle river and wetlands populations. Another study involves one of the largest species on the planet, the blue whale. In cooperation with Cascadia Research Collective and Harbor Breeze Cruises, data is collected about the whales and dolphins through photo identification as they are sighted on public whale watches. This study has been ongoing for the last 10 years. “It provides researchers with information crucial in learning more about whale migrations and population sizes along the California Bight,” Steward

explained. “By collecting data on them, researchers may learn how their recovery from whaling is going, and where we can continue to improve conservation efforts.” The Aquarium of the Pacific is currently open for admissions only. Animal encounters where guests meet experts to learn about exhibit care is also open. A timed ticket or online reservation made before arrival is required of all guests. Other safety measures include temperature checks and face coverings required for all visitors ages 2 and older. Hand sanitizing stations are provided throughout and near animal touch labs. For further information about safety measures, admission costs, the Online Academy and ongoing conservancy projects, please visit online at www.aquariumofpacific.org.


Los Cerritos Community News - LosCerritosNews.net To advertise call 562-407-3873 and a dramatic expansion of charging sta- than Trump, who has sanctioned numertions for electric vehicles - policy mea- ous Chinese tech firms and pushed to sevsures automakers have long advocated. er many of the ties that have long bound Biden’s picks to run the Environmen- U.S. and Chinese tech industries. tal Protection Agency and the National Few analysts expect a quick return Highway Traffic Safety Administration to warm U.S.-China relations, however. will be pivotal for the auto industry. A Many Democrats agree that China’s tech strong advocate of climate action at EPA, industry has unfairly benefitted from a and a tough enforcer on vehicle safety protected home market, government subat the NHTSA would put more pressure sidies and economic espionage, suggest(RUETERS) ~ When former Vice on automakers after four years of relaPresident Joe Biden wins the race for the tively hands-off regulation. Automakers ing the tech cold war will continue. Tech companies do stand to benefit U.S. president, his promises to change could try to use the regulatory reboot to from a rollback of Trump-era restrictions Corporate America range from more push their case for modernization of both on worker immigration under a Biden strict regulation on auto emissions to emissions and safety regulations to speed Administration. helping lower prices for prescription deployment of new technology such as But a Biden win will almost certainly medicine. autonomous vehicles. mean a higher tax bill: tech companies Here are six key industries that could TECH were among the biggest beneficiaries of see change under a Joe Biden AdminisA Biden win isn’t likely to lift the reg- Trump’s reduction in corporate income tration. ulatory cloud over Big Tech, with some tax rates, which Biden is expected to reAUTOMAKERS Democrats eager to go even further than A Biden victory would make it like- the Trump Administration in scrutinizing verse at least in part. Venture capitalists ly that automakers will once again face practices at Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL.O and other tech investors may also take a tougher carbon emissions targets. But Google, Apple Inc AAPL.O, Amazon. hit if the controversial “carried interest” the auto industry could also get more com Inc AMZN.O and Facebook Inc provision of the tax code, regarded by help with a transition to electric vehicles FB.O. The Justice Department antitrust critics as a giveaway to the rich, is elimiif Biden can deliver on promises to ex- lawsuit against Google, filed last month, nated. PHARMACEUTICALS pand electric vehicle tax credits and fund is expected to continue and could even be The pharmaceutical industry has spent charging infrastructure. broadened. millions on lobbying and campaign conBiden has pledged if elected to reA Biden Administration and a Demo- tributions to head off a push by Congress instate the legal basis for California’s cratic Congress could also mean new prizero-emission vehicle rules and begin vacy regulations and a revision of a key to slash U.S. drug prices, a possibility the process of reversing the Trump ad- law that protects internet companies from that would become more likely if Biden ministration’s decision to ease fuel effi- liability for the content posted on their is elected President. Biden has vowed to reduce drug costs ciency and carbon emission requirements services. But tech companies have many and to allow Medicare, a U.S. governthrough 2025. friends among Biden advisors, including ment health insurance program, to neAutomakers could also face sharply vice president-elect Kamala Harris, and higher penalties for failing to meet fuel- will fight hard to water down any new gotiate drug prices. He has support from Congressional Democrats to pass such efficiency requirements. The Trump ad- laws. legislation, which the Congressional Budministration rolled back those penalties, The biggest changes for the tech sec- get Office has said could cost the industry which the industry said saved at least $1 tor could come on China and trade policy. billion in annual compliance costs. But a The fate of China-owned TikTok, if not more than $300 billion by 2029. One silver lining for the industry is federal appeals court in August reversed sealed before Inauguration Day, could be that Biden’s promise to expand health the administration action. an early test of Biden’s approach. Tech insurance coverage to more Americans However, Biden has promised new tax companies hope a Biden administration incentives including rebates to buy EVs will take a less confrontational approach through the creation of a government run health insurance option could lead to

more people being able to afford drugs, boosting demand for drugmakers’ products. MINING A Biden victory would likely mean an increase in domestic production of lithium, copper and other metals used to make electric vehicles, solar panels and other products crucial to his climate plan. Where such mines will be developed, though, and how large they will be is likely to be a major point of conflict within a new Biden administration, with his climate plan seemingly at odds with his push to boost U.S. manufacturing. Biden said little about mining during the presidential campaign, either for or against. But his campaign has been privately telling U.S. miners it would support increased domestic mining, sources have told Reuters. At the same time, Biden has launched lofty goals of making the U.S. a carbonneutral nation by 2035, a plan that can only be achieved with wind turbines, solar panels and other materials made from

NOVEMBER 6, 2020 mined rock. MEDIA News organizations may see a dip in their audiences if voters elect Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, a career politician whose time in office suggests he is less likely to break presidential norms than Donald Trump. Biden, who was first elected to the U.S. senate in 1972, has a track record of not generating headlines as frequently as Trump. He is less incendiary than Trump and to date has not used social media to frequently attack rivals or retweet unproven theories, as Trump has. Yet even if a Biden presidency introduces a return to politics-as-usual, without the uncertainty that characterized much of the past four years, Trump could still generate headlines, via potential postWhite House legal battles or remarks on his own platform. According to reports in the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair and Business Insider, investors aligned with the Trump family are exploring opportunities to fund a conservative media venture or Trumpthemed media outlet. If Biden wins, Fox Corp FOXA.Oowned Fox News could still attract a large audience, with the Democratic president’s critics rallying the network’s largely conservative base. More liberal viewers may have less reason to watch AT&T Inc T.N-owned CNN and Comcast Corp's CMCSA.O MSNBC, where anchors such as Don Lemon and Rachel Maddow have covered Trump’s misdeeds with outrage since he took office. To be sure, other national crises will still drive the news cycle no matter who gets elected. With a COVID-19 vaccine not expected to be generally available in the United States until mid-2021, Americans are likely to experience continued travel and other restrictions - homebound and seeking clarity from the media about what happens next. RETAIL/TRADE U.S. President Trump has imposed $370 billion in tariffs on goods imported from China, part of his “America First” agenda. Those tariffs on products ranging from handbags to small electronics are estimated to have cost U.S. importers some $61.6 billion through early September, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and have been blamed for eroding U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. Retailers argue the tariffs will result in higher prices for consumers and lost jobs. “If Biden wins, we expect that he will look to reevaluate the current strategy on trade,” said Jonathan Gold, National Retail Federation Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy. In general, retailers need a trade policy that provides certainty and stability as they plan supply chains to meet customer needs in a time when COVID-19 is creating more uncertainty, Gold said.

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November Events at OC Fairgrounds

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A FOOD DISTRIBUTION sponsored by Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Supervisor Janice Hahn, and others was held last week. Some in the picture include Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Jesse Alvarado and Councilpersons Myra Maravilla and Hank Trimble and Hahn Field Rep. Lynda Johnson.

Crime Summaries October 19-25, 2020


Aggravated Assault 10/30 at 7:50 a.m. on Artesia Bl. and Carmenita Rd. the victim was driving to work when suspect pointed a handgun at her and attempted to run her off the road with his vehicle. She escaped. Burglary 10/30 sometime over the weekend in the apartments on Artesia and Bloomfield, perps went through storage door and stole tools and large quantity of designer purses and athletic shoes. Grand Theft 11/01 at 2:25 p.m. at the Los Cerritos Center a store was burgled perp stole satchel bag, wallet, cash, and cell phones. Grand Theft Auto 10/29 at 10:00 p.m. on the 18500 block of Cecilia Way a 1995 Honda was stolen and not recovered. 10/26 at 1:00 a.m. in the apartments on Artesia and Bloomfield a 2007 Toyota was stolen and later recovered. Vehicle Burglary 10/27 between 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Claretta and Eckleson in front of Tetzlaff MS, a 2019 Kia Optima was burgled, the rear driver window was smashed, a duffel bag, shoes and a laptop were stolen. 10/27 between 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. on the 12100 block of Yearling St. near Jacob Park, a 2008 Toyota Sequoia's rear window was smashed, perp. stole speakers, laptop, and a tv monitor. 10/28 between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. in a residential area on 12300 Palm St., a 2001 GMC Yukon was burgled, sheriff's reported no sign of forced entry, a briefcase and notary log book was stolen. 10/30 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:20

p.m. at the Los Cerritos Center, a 2007 Toyota Solara was burgled, sheriff's reported no sign of forced entry, a backpack, medications and a charger was stolen. 10/31 sometime between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. in a residential area on 16400 block of Estella Ave. a 2018 Honda was burgled, sheriff's reported no sign of forced entry, a duffel bag and shoes were stolen. Aggravated Assault • A late night altercation was reported by a victim who was assaulted and had a firearm brandished to him on the 14000 block of Bora Dr. No injuries were sustained during the incident. Other Structure Burglary • Two storage units were broken into on the 15000 block of Alondra Blvd. Various tools and sport memorabilia were reported stolen. Vehicle Burglary • A wallet was reported stolen during an early morning window smash burglary on the 16100 block of Rosecrans Ave. • A vehicle battery was reported stolen on the 16700 block of Knott Ave. • An early morning burglary was reported stolen on the 15500 block of Illora Dr. Grand Theft • Prescription glasses were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 14000 block of Elmrock Dr. • A catalytic converter was reported stolen on the 14900 block of Northam St. • An overnight theft of sound equipment was reported stolen on the 13000 block of Santa Gertrudes Ave. • A theft of goods and service was reported on the 15000 block of Firestone Blvd. The case is still under investigation. Grand Theft Auto • A truck was reported stolen on the16300 block of Trojan Way.

La Palma Approves New Animal Hospital


The City Council recently approved an application for the operation of a new animal hospital business at 7921 Valley View Street on the corner of La Palma and Vallet View. The Valley View Animal Hospital will be located within a 1,800 square foot space in the La Palma Convenience Shopping Center and will provide animal care services that include: preventative/routine wellness care, vaccinations, dentistry, internal medicine, surgery, and diagnostics such as X-rays, ultrasound, and blood work for animals. The expected opening is planned for early 2021.

Cerritos Color Palette Available for House Painting STAFF REPORT Before painting their house, homeowners must obtain a paint-color permit at City Hall. The City’s approved residential color palette helps maintain property values and ensures that proposed colors fit well with Cerritos’ neighborhoods. There is no fee for the permit. Cerritos’ residential color palette is available on the City’s website, cerritos. us, which features an interactive tool allowing residents to create and evaluate custom-color combinations. The palette can be accessed in the “I Want to …” and “Resident” sections of the site. The online color palette includes pull-down menus for the color family and design features (stucco, siding, trim and accents). Residents can select colors for each design feature, and hues are displayed in a layout of swatches in the “My Palette” area. There are more than 500 colors in the palette, which can be combined to create 400,000 distinct color combinations. Because color displays vary between computers, monitors and printers, the online display is only a general guide for the colors available in the approved color palette. After selecting colors, residents can click on the “Print My Palette” button. A new window appears, providing instructions on obtaining paint-color approval from the Department of Community Development.

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Mercedes Benz of Anaheim and MBZ USA Donate Car and Equipment to Help Train Cerritos College Students BY STAFF REPORT Cerritos College Automotive Import Technician Training Program [ITTP] received an E300 sedan from Mercedes Benz, USA as a donation to their automotive program. In addition to the sedan, Mercedes Benz also donated a diagnostic tool that allows student’s access to web based training materials accessible to Mercedes technicians. Both donations are a coveted hands-on training application for students. Since 2019 Cerritos College has been a participant in Mercedes Benz USA MB Campus program, which helps train students who aspire to become certified Mercedes technicians. The MB Campus program at Cerritos College is sponsored by

Mercedes Benz of Anaheim. The college is the only automotive program in Southern California to offer MB Campus as part of its curriculum. Service and Parts Director Mike Dehdashti and Shop Foreman Dan Smith from Mercedes Benz Anaheim presented the vehicle to the college automotive instructor Leonard Glick. “This is a great opportunity for our automotive students to learn about Mercedes Benz with the possibility of future employment opportunities at one of its dealerships,” said Glick, “we are very appreciative of Mercedes Benz of Anaheim and Mercedes Benz USA for their generous donation and support for our students.” The ITTP is a two year automotive

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program designed to upgrade the technical competency and professionalism of entry level dealership technicians. Its curriculum is designed collaboratively between various automakers and Cerritos College. The ITTP involves not only attending classroom lectures and laboratories on import products at the college,

but also requires the student to gain work experience during their course of study at an import auto dealership. For more information about ITTP and the MB Campus program, contact Leonard Glick, ITTP coordinator at lglick@ cerritos.edu

Fright Farms Opens to a Sold Out Crowd

IMMERSIVE DRIVE-THRU Halloween experience sets you on a frightmare adventure full of obstacles and clues needed to help solve a small town’s eerie mystery, going on until November 29th BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Fright Farms and Not So Scary Farms opened to a sold out crowd in Norco on Halloween Eve, Friday October 30th. Both events are an immersive drive through Halloween experience that sets you on a frightmare adventure full of obstacles and clues needed to help solve a small town’s eerie mystery. After a brief introduction from the town sheriff, a caravan of five vehicles are led by a pace car and the sheriff to explore a ‘missing persons’ alert in the small town of Hillsdale. For the duration of about half an hour, live actors and a suspicious narrator can be heard over FM radio taking the caravan through seven different scenes unfolding with a hazardous chemical spill, mutating town members, zombies, creepy characters and a group of misfits with their own agenda. Produced for the first time by Coachella Innovators, DEED Entertainment and Outside Lands, along with Silverlakes Park, have designed this to be engaged exclusively within your personal vehicle, both drive-through events

are here until November 29th , keeping the Halloween spirit alive in a year that has been anything but normal. Producers and staff have worked to make sure both experiences are CDC complaint. All artists and staff undergo temperature checks and all high traffic areas are cleaned regularly and sanitation stations have been positioned strategically through the venue. Attendees are required to wear a mask when outside of their vehicles. The experience is for ages 13 and older and is open though Thanksgiving weekend. Tickets are $75 per vehicle and are by reservation only at FrightFarms.com. Both events are located at Silverlakes Park, 5555 Hamner Avenue in Norco. DEED is also donating a portion of each ticket to the Jessie Rees Foundation.

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Athletics 16-Under Travel Softball Team Happy to be Playing After Long Delay BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER It hasn’t been easy for youth sports the past six months because of the pandemic and with California still closed, more and more teams have been venturing to neighboring states to get in some games and hopefully get some looks from college coaches. The travel softball season officially begins in September and the Athletics 16-Under squad, managed by Cerritos native Jon Nielsen, saw action for the first time last weekend, participating in the Team NJ-Arizona Fall Invitational in Scottsdale. The last time Nielsen’s team was in action with a full squad was the weekend before Halloween of 2019. Another factor making it more challenging for the Athletics to play anywhere is the fact that of the 13 players on the team, half a dozen hail from Hawai’i. “It was long overdue,” Nielsen said. “It was exciting to get back out there. Obviously, we had a summer schedule planned and COVID hit and kind of threw everything off. The Hawai’i protocols, with their lockdown, made it impossible to even attempt for [the six Hawai’i players] to fly out and play.”


Continued from page 1 able to serve and deliver over 1,000 boxes of fresh produce to residents in the cities of La Mirada and Whittier. “I am challenged by R.C. Sproul’s words,” said Pastor Dave, “it is one thing to believe in God, it is another to believe God.’” “In other words, are we modeling for our friends and family who are frightened right now by the ‘corona-apocalypse’ and the uncertainty of the general election?” “What does it mean to live like God is in the room?” said Neman, “ are you somewhere in a corner in a frightened, panic driven island to yourself, hoarding more than you can keep in cupboards, or are you reaching out to help your neighbor?” If you are interested in helping out or would like more details, please email Pastor Dave at neighborlife.church@gmail. com or send a text to (562) 359-7945.


Continued from page 1 ing the middle of the school year presents many challenges and are usually implemented at the start the school year. In addition, the consideration for a sustainable hybrid model is important. In the first option students are assigned to a ‘Cohort’ which is described as a group of 12 to 15 students who will be in class and online together. “Because we have to be aware of social distancing, while being responsible with contact tracing, we have separated each class into Cohort who will be in-class two days a week and independent three days a week,” stated Scott Smith Communica-

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In the beginning, Hawai’i had imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine and Nielsen added that some of the parents had Union jobs that stated that if any family members were to leave the state, they would have to quarantine without pay. Nielsen said he was glad Hawai’i recently changed its travel policies to where anyone flying in and out of the state has to have a negative COVID test. “It’s tough; my hat’s off to the parents for making it happen,” Nielsen said. “The girls have to take a COVID test 72 hours before they fly back home, and the parents too. So, it’s a daunting task, and play softball. It’s a sacrifice [the parents] are doing for the kids. Hopefully, the restrictions let up more after the first of the year because we’ll play again. Then the summer should be wide open.” The Athletics, who were one of 42 16-Under teams to have participated in the tournament, arrived in Arizona last Thursday and last Friday night, they edged the (Fort Mojave) AZ BombersWilliams 6-5. The game went back and forth until the bottom of the seventh inning when the Athletics won in walk-off style. Shortstop Jadyn Nielsen (Cerritos High), was on second base when she stole third and following a bad throw, was sent home in what Jon Nielsen thought was the winning run. However, it was only the tying run. Walks issued to Puakea Milbourne (Kapolei High) and Madison Rabe (Kamehameha High) put the Ath-

letics in great shape for Kauai native Savannah Simmons (Kapaa High), who singled in Milbourne for the game-winner. Last Saturday afternoon, the Athletics fell to the (San Jose) Batbusters-Cougoule 6-3 and the (San Mateo) West Bay WarriorsMcDonald 9-2. The Warriors were one of three 16-Under teams to win all five games in pool play. Against the Batbusters, outfielder Layla Monteon (La Mirada High) went three for three while Milbourne and Rabe each went two for three with a run batted in. In the second game of the day, second baseman Kili Makanani, also from Kauai who goes to Kapaa High, had a pair of hits in three atbats and drove in a run. This past Sunday morning, the team was doubled up by the (Sacramento) NorCal Bandits 8-4 as Makanani went three for four with one RBI while McKayla Cotton went two for three and drive in the run. The final game for the Athletics was an emphatic 14-5 triumph over the (East Valley) AZ Vendetta-LaFlesch. Monteon went three for three while Jadyn Nielsen had a triple, a walk and drove in a run. The Athletics were plagued all weekend with leaving runners on base and because of that, Jon Nielsen believed his team should have gone 4-1 instead of 2-3. In fact, five of the six teams in the pool all went 2-3. The Athletics left the bases loaded twice against the West Bay Warriors. “We had our spots to capitalize and

tions Officer for the district. Option two would be to attend class in person two days a week; attend class online from two days a week and continue learning one day as asynchronous learning. Implementing the first option during the middle of the school year would result in significant changes to the current school program. Students in this option would more likely have different teachers, classes or classmates. In some situations there is only one teacher for a subject such as welding, band and dual language immersion classes. The implementation of option two is less disruptive and is similar to a normal school. Each teacher keeps their students and teaches them online and in-person. Students remain at their current school, most will keep their same teachers and will follow the same school schedule. The tentative timeline to offer families a hybrid option is scheduled to begin at the end of the next grading period. Prior to the start of a hybrid model, families will be invited to information meetings and will be provided instructions for enrollment. The Board of Trustees will consider the models at their next meeting Dec. 15. Any questions you can email Scott Smith at scott.smith@abcusd.us

will not be able to enjoy the holidays without the food, gifts and toys that many of us take for granted. Applicants can sign up in November and must be Lakewood residents and must meet income restrictions. Project Shepherd is a non-profit organization run by the City of Lakewood and the Rotary Club of Lakewood. Since 1972 this neighbor-to-neighbor assistance program has collected canned goods, dry staples, toys, backpacks and personal care items to distribute to Lakewood families in need throughout the year and around the holiday season. Grocery Outlet is located at 5615 Woodruff Avenue in Lakewood. For more information about Project w, please visit lakewoodcity.org/projectshepard


Continued from page 1 holidays a bit more comfortable for those who are low income or unemployed. This holiday program helps provide the fixings for a holiday meal and toys for children. Over 1,200 individuals living in Lakewood, many of the children and seniors


Continued from page 10 Samples of the 500 colors in the City’s approved palette are also available for review at City Hall. Residents can also pick up paint samples for their choice of exterior and trim colors at the local hardware or paint store. They should then make an appointment to bring the paint-color samples to the Community Development counter at City Hall. A City planner will review the choices and compare the colors against the City’s approved exterior paint-color palette. The palette provides color combinations that are the most suitable for residential properties and was prepared by a professional color consultant. To determine how a paint color will look on a home, residents are advised to purchase a quart of the paint and apply it to an area of their home. For more information, call the Planning Division at (562) 916-1201.

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we didn’t,” he said. “Against a team like that that’s well-coached, you have to take advantage of those situations. We weren’t out of the game. They scored nine runs, yes, but we had the capability to match that, if not more.” One of the bright moments of the weekend was Monteon, a newcomer to the team, who was on fire, going nine for 12 in the tournament. The Athletics remained in the Valley of the Sun this entire week as it will participate in the Triple Crown Sports Arizona Fall Showcase, which starts today and runs through Sunday. The 16-U division of this tournament will have 110 teams and college coaches are expected to make it there in person. The team will face the (Los Banos, CA) AASA-Pikas this morning before playing the (Sacramento) Firecrackers-Lelas Neal and (Montclair) American Pastime GOLDVelasquez/Farnworth. The Athletics then will wrap up the tournament on Sunday afternoon against the (Torrance) Ohana Tigers GOLD-Holloway/Contreras and the (Tucson) Oro Valley Suncats-Judge. “I think the benefit of playing back to back weekends, especially with not having played together…now we have five full games under our belt going into this weekend,” Jon Nielsen said. “I think the groove will get back a little bit going into this TCS Showcase.” Once the Arizona Fall Showcase is over, the Athletics will fly back to either California or Hawai’i on Monday and the team won’t play again until the middle of January when they will participate in the USA Preps-Best of the Best tournament, which will be held in Las Vegas.


Continued from page 10 car, provide their name to the volunteer, and open their trunk where staff and volunteers placed the meals and goodie bags. “We had hundreds of seniors take advantage of this service,” said Councilman Yokoyama, “and the employees were great, everyone got dressed up and they were all enthusiastic and having a great time.” The seniors were equally as enthusiastic, with some even dressing up, and very thankful for the service the city was providing. The city reminds everyone that the Senior Center remains closed during the pandemic and following county health protocols until further notice.

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contest for that sport is Jan. 4. Area Fall Athletic Prior to the return of the conditioning, schools had Zoom meetings AUGUST 7, 2020 To advertise call 562-407-3873 Los Cerritos Community News - LosCerritosNews.net 11 Programs Move outlining everything involving all the safety protocols that must be followed. Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and the DPSS Give 1,000 Students Backpacks with School Supplies Artesia had its return to play informaOne Step Forward educate our children.� tion night on Oct. 21 while the other STAFF REPORT Observing the requirements to wear three ABCUSD high schools had theirs to“We Starting Seasons masks and social distancing guidelines, know that it can be costly to prethe following week. pare a child for school, especially during BY LOREN KOPFF these challenging times,� Supervisor Solis @LORENKOPFF told reporters prior toON the TWITTER distribution at DPSS Toy Loan Headquarters in downwasAngeles. no secret“That’s that many townItLos whyhigh it’s imschool coaches of fall season were portant that as a County, we do teams whatever targeting the beginning of communities November we can to help youth in our as a start-up when teams have the toolsdate theyfor need to betheir successful could begin conditioning. As it turns out, in the classroom. Solis acknowledged annualand event the ABC Unified Schoolthe District the for its commitment to Unified low-income families Norwalk-La Mirada School Disin L.A. County, the 85-year-old trict have givenpraising their schools the green Toy Program for its well-earned lightLoan for that to happen. reputation the largest andHigh, most successArtesiaasHigh, Cerritos Gahr ful free toy-lending library program High and Whitney High out of the in the nation. The program is sponsored and supABCUSD and John Glenn High, La ported by the Board of Supervisors. Mirada High and Norwalk High from Toy Loan Program was created in the NLMUSD physical 1935 during the could Great begin Depression as a conditioning as of this past Monday. free service to allow low-income children The first dates in which a contest can be to borrow toys from a DPSS toy lending played for the revised fall schedule setare libraries in the same manner that books forth by the CIF-Southern Section on borrowed from a public library. Children July participate 20 are as follows: volleyball, who develop boys a sense of reDec. 12, girls volleyball, Dec. 19, of boys sponsibility through the observance an honor merit thatgirls rewards water code polo,and Dec. 21, system boys and cross them when toys26, aregirls returned timeDec. and country, Dec. wateronpolo, undamaged. 28 and 11-man football, Jan. 8. Valley The program approximately Christian High isserves the only area school 30,000 children at over 50 toy and lending that competes in gymnastics the first libraries located at after school programs,

Among the major points that every high school athlete and personnel must adhere to are maintaining social distancing, the wearing of masks upon entry and exiting of the schools as well as when the athletes are not engaging in high-intensity cardio activities and no more than 10 athletes in any pod, to name a few. “I just want to say that this is new and yes, we have a plan,â€? said Gahr athletic director Greg Marshall during his meeting. “But we’re also going to have tomed to, will have their first contests to work through the kinks of this. As begin anywhere from the end of Februwe’re all going through this pandemic, ary to the orwindow) end of March. LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR Hilda L.middle Solis (in joined Dept. we’re all going through different stages Since there are athletes from Program several of Public Social Services Director Antonia JimĂŠnez and DPSS Toy Loan and learning how to acclimate to our sports conditioning at the same time staff for the annual Backpack & School Supply Giveaway to ensure that over 1,000 new situation, this is17 nohave different.â€? andtools at different areas of their respective children ages 5and through the necessary for a successful school year. All athletic directors stressed durschool, each school will have staggered ing their meetings that participation is schedules for each pod. With that said, voluntary and at nononproďŹ t time are organizathere to be department recognizes the once“Our a pod has concluded its conditioncommunity centers, competitions, scrimmages orthe intrasquad increasing that children tions and libraries throughout county. ing period,support those athletes must need leavedurevents. is also important to point out ing pandemic and wei.e. want to ensure ThisItyear marks the 5th anniversary the this school immediately, picked up that return toGiveaway, conditioning, forserves now, they are prepared with the toolswill necessary of thethe Backpack which or walk/ride home. Loitering not only applies the 2020-2021 sports for a successfuland school it is children fromto families receivingfall beneďŹ ts be permitted, eachyear, teamwhether will have per the revised CIF-SS athletic calendar. virtual or in-personâ€? said pick DPSSupDirector from DPSS. Due to the ďŹ nancial impact designated drop off and points. The remainderonofthe thelocal athletics, which Antonia JimĂŠnez. “Today’s children are of COVID-19 economy, the Each school will also monitor everyare a combination of thethat winter and tomorrow’s future. That’s why I believe event’s host emphasized this distributhing to make sure that the protocols and it’s important that we nurture, prepare and tion is needed morewe than ever. spring sports that have been accus-






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ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE CALLING FOR BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ABC Unified School District will receive up to but not later than 11:00 AM on the 15th day of December, 2020 Bids for: ABC Bid # 1560 Construction of Restroom Buildings at Various Schools All bids shall be made and presented on a form furnished by the District. Bids submitted shall conform to the terms and conditions stated on said form. A Mandatory Jobwalk shall be conducted at 9:00 AM on November 9, 2020 to meet at the parking lot on 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos. The Bids shall be received in the office of the Purchasing Department at 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, CA 90703 and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at a Zoom Meeting announced at the school district’s website. Bid Documents shall be available for download at the www.abcusd.us starting November 4, 2020. All public works are subject to prevailing wage payments, Valid License valid Class B Contractor's License and DIR Registration will be required. Los Cerritos Community News

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2020106079 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: AUNTIE ME-COLE & COMPANY 12235 CENTRALIA, LAKEWOOD, CA., 90715 Registered Owner: NICOLE AUSTIN 12235 CENTRALIA, LAKEWOOD, CA., 90715 . THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS A INDIVIDUAL. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: JUNE 2020. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ NICOLE AUSTIN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 7/15/20. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28/20.


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cerritos City Council will conduct a public hearing at a regular meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter: Review and consideration to waive full reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZING UTILIZATION OF RESTRICTED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS AS FOLLOWS: (1) $116,000 IN CARES ACT COVID-19 CDBG FUNDS TO MAKE COVID-19 PREVENTION AND ACCESSIBILITY RELATED IMPROVEMENTS AT THE CERRITOS SENIOR CENTER; (2) $187,000 IN FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022 CDBG FUNDS TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY TO PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT LOCATED AT ROSEWOOD PARK; AND (3) $219,000 IN SURPLUS CDBG FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT AND RETROFIT ACCESSIBLE CURB RAMPS AND MAKE NECESSARY SIDEWALK REPAIRS WITHIN THE CITY OF CERRITOS. This public hearing will be conducted by teleconference via Zoom video communications, as authorized by State of California Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20. Members of the public may provide public comment by submitting an email to city_clerk@cerritos.us by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. You may also provide audio public comment by connecting to the teleconference meeting online or by telephone/mobile call, as noted below: Cerritos Zoom Meeting online link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82383425689, Cerritos Zoom Meeting call-in telephone number: (669) 900-6833, Cerritos Zoom Meeting ID: 823 8342 5689. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos website at www.cerritos.us. A copy of the related agenda report will be available for download from the website on the Friday prior to the public hearing. If you challenge the above mentioned item and related actions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence emailed to the Office of the City Clerk prior to the public hearing. Any person interested in this matter may contact the City Clerk at (562) 916-1248 for additional information and/or participate in the teleconference public hearing. Dated: November 6, 2020 /s/Vida Barone, City Clerk/Treasurer Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 11/6/20

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ABC Unified School District will receive up to but not later than 11:00 AM on the 20th day of November, 2020 Bids for: ABC Bid # 1561 Various Grounds Equipment All bids shall be made and presented on a form furnished by the District. Bids submitted shall conform to the terms and conditions stated on said form. Call (562) 926-5566 x21218 for a copy of the Bid Packet. The Bids shall be received in the office of the Purchasing Department at 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, CA 90703. Los Cerritos Community News

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Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 11/6 and 11/13/20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 9906-AK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s), business address(es) to the Seller(s) are: ADRIAN F. RUIZ, 11007 SOUTH ST. CERRITOS, CA 90703 Doing Business as: CERRITOS VALERO All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the Seller(s) within three years, as stated by the Seller(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s) is/are: SIGMA PETROLEUM INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 11007 SOUTH ST. CERRITOS, CA 90703 The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, AND EQUIPMENT, GOODWILL, IN-VENTORY, COVENANT NOT TO COM-PETE, LEASE, AND LEASEHOLD IM-PROVEMENT and are located at: 11007 SOUTH ST., CERRITOS, CA 90703 The bulk sale is intended to be consum-mated at the office of: DETAIL ESCROW, INC, 13737 ARTESIA BLVD. #105 CER-RITOS, CA 90703 and the anticipated sale date is NOVEMBER 25, 2020 The bulk sale is subject to California Uni-form Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided.] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: DETAIL ESCROW, INC, 13737 ARTESIA BLVD #105 , CERRITOS, CA 90703 and the last day for filing claims shall be NOVEMBER 24, 2020, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: NOVEMBER 2, 2020 BUYER: SIGMA PETROLEUM INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION 95889 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 11/6/2020

CITY OF LA MIRADA STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE INVITING BIDS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT NO. 2017-09 MEDIAN LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS FOR VALLEY VIEW AVENUE FROM IMPERIAL HIGHWAY TO ROSECRANS AVENUE Notice is hereby given that the City of La Mirada, California invites sealed bids for the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment, and services for Capital Improvement Project No. 2017-09. Project Documents are available online from American Reprographics Company (ARC). Bidders may obtain free copies of the Plans, Specifications and other Contract Documents online by visiting http://www. crplanwell.com/. Work includes median and frontage road landscape improvements and street light improvements in the City of La Mirada. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the City Clerk at or before 2 p.m. on December 1, 2020. Bids must be submitted on the blank forms, prepared and furnished for that purpose and included in the Plans and Specifications. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or delete portions of any or all bids, or waive any informality or irregularity in the bid or the bid procedures. Questions regarding the Project should be directed to the Project Manager at (562) 902-2385. Anne Haraksin, City Clerk Published at La Mirada Lamplighter 11/6/20

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Design Review Modification

JAM Family Investments, LLC 11727 Arkansas Street, Artesia, CA 90701 A request for approval of a Design Review Modification to allow a 1,608 square foot second story addition to the existing industrial office building and to continue the same use on the property located at 11727 Arkansas Street within the Light Manufacturing and Industrial (M-1) Zone District and making a determination of a Class 1, Categorical Exemption from (CEQA) pursuant to Article 19, Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines. Resolution No. 2020-08P SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND EMAIL SUBMITTALS - Pursuant to California State Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 and given the current health concerns, members of the public will not be able to attend the meeting but can access meetings live over the internet at https://artesia.12milesout.com/livevideo. In addition, you may submit comments electronically for Planning Commission consideration by sending them to planning@cityofartesia.us any time before the item is heard. If you challenge any of these proposals in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Artesia Planning Commission at or prior to the public hearing. Fiona Graham PUBLISHED: November 6, 2020 Interim Planning Manager Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 11/6/20


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TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS RANDY PETERS BOLIVAR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as fol-lows: RANDY BOLIVAR VARONA. 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 peti-tion for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes de-scribed 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 peti-tion without a hearing. Court date 1/4/20, Dept C, 10:30 A.M. Room 312. Published at LCCN 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/20. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS JIANGDA ZHAO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: JAMES D. ZHAO. 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 writ-ten objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is sched-uled 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 1/4/20, Dept C, 10:30 A.M. Room 312. Published at LCCN 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/20. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS SHENGYI LIU filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: JESSEN GALLAGHER LIU. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear be-fore 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 1/4/20, Dept C, 10:30 A.M. Room 312. Published at LCCN 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/20.

NAME STATEMENT File Number 2020162288 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: LOVE MY GLOW 13337 SOUTH ST #614, CERRITOS CA. 90703. Registered Owner: COURTNEY JUBREY 13337 SOUTH ST #614, CERRITOS CA. 90703. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS A INDIVIDUAL. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: N/A. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ COURTNEY JUBREY. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on OCTOBER 14, 2020. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/20.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2020165669 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: HONEE CHILD LA, 6618 BEQUETTE AVE., PICO RIVERA CA. 90660 Registered Owner: HOLLIDAY, LLC 6618 BEQUETTE AVE., PICO RIVERA CA. 90660. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS A CORPORATION. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: N/A. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). /S/ ERIKA NICOLE HOLLIDAY. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on OCTOBER 19, 2020. In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the of notice of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. Effective January 1, 2014, the Fictitious Business Name Statement must be accompanied by the affidavit of identity form. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State or Common Law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LCCN 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/20.

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To advertise call 562-407-3873 NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS

BRISTOW LIBRARY & SNACK BAR ROOFING AND HVAC REPLACEMENT PROJECT PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT NO: 2020-02F PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CITY OF COMMERCE, referred to as “CITY”, invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids at Commerce City Hall in the Office of the City Clerk, 2535 Commerce Way, Commerce, California 90040 by the due date of November 17, 2020 at 11:00 am. Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic and the City’s implementation of social distancing, the City of Commerce is requesting all vendors to submit their bids electronically through Planetbids. City will receive electronic bids on or before the bid due date/time thru Planetbids at: https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=32906 1. BID DOCUMENTS: Electronic files of the Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents are available for download on the City website at: https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=32906. Hard copy of the bid package will not be mailed. 2. NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING: A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at the project site location at Bristow Park in front of the snack bar on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 10:00 am. 3. SCOPE OF WORK: The work to be done consists of furnishing all labor, materials, tools, equipment and incidental for the improvements as shown on Project Plans. 4. LOCATION OF WORK: The project is located at 1466 S McDonnell Ave, Commerce, CA 90040. 5. SCHEDULE OF WORK: In accordance with the Standard Specifications, and/or as may be provided for within the herein Special Provisions, after notification of award and prior to start of any work, the Contractor shall submit to the Engineer for approval its proposed Construction Schedule. At a scheduled date prior to commencement of work, the Contractor and all subcontractors shall attend a pre-construction conference at the City Hall. Total construction duration is 120 calendar days. Please see Section A.00200 – Instructions to Bidders for the project schedule. 6. ESTIMATED COST OF WORK: Estimated cost is in the range of $1,200,000.

9. DBE: This project does not have a mandatory DBE participation (this is not a federally funded project.) However, the City hereby notifies all qualified bidders that it will affirmatively insure that qualified minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, or handicap in consideration for an award. Attention is directed to the provisions of Section 1777.5 (Chapter 1411, Statutes of 1968) and 1777.5 of the Labor Code concerning the employment of apprentices by the Contractor’s or any such subcontractors under hire. The bidders and the selected Contractor shall not allow discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, or handicap. Bids must be prepared on the approved Proposal forms in conformance with the Instructions to Bidders and submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside. No bid will be accepted from a Contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of the Business and Professions Code. The successful Contractor and his subcontractors will be required to possess business licenses from the City. Any contract entered into pursuant to this notice shall become effective or enforceable against the City only when the formal written contract has been duly executed by the appropriate officers of the City. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of sixty (60) calendar days. In entering into a public works contract, or a subcontract, to supply goods, services, or materials pursuant to a public works contract, the Contractor, or subcontractors, offers and agrees to assign to the awarding body all rights, title and interest in, and to, all causes of action it may have under Section 4 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. Section 15) or under the Cartwright Act (Chapter 2 [commencing with Section 16700] of Part 2 of Division 7 of the Business and Professions Code), arising from purchases of goods, services, or materials pursuant to the public work’s contract or subcontract. This assignment shall be made and become effective at the time the awarding body tenders final payment to the Contractor, without further acknowledgment by the parties.

If there are any questions regarding this project, please contact, via e-mail: No bid will be accepted from a Contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of the Business and Professions Code. The successful Contractor and his subcontractors will be required to possess business licenses from the City. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of 60 calendar days. If there are any questions regarding this project, please submit your questions via Planet Bid at https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=32906. It is the responsibility of the bidder to confirm transmission of correspondence. By order of the City Council of the City of Commerce, California LENA SHUMWAY, City Clerk Dated: October 20, 2020 Published at Commerce Community News 10/30 and 11/6/20 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 11/19/2020 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Carlos Ramirez Martinez; Wendy De Lara Perez; Sebastian Contreras Torres; Edwin Limber Mendoza; Ashley Michelle Reyes-Rivera; Diego Estrada Jr; Jose Gabriel Garcia-Nateras; Javier Duenas Estrada; Helyn Mabell Sanchez; Ana Camarena; Marcelino III Castellon; Guillermina Monge; Juan Gaudencio Cutillo Marcario; Angel Louis Romero; Ashley Whitney Williams; Ashley Nicole Romero; Maria Nava; Mario Maya; Pedro Villalobos. 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. 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.usstoragecenters.com/auctions on 11/19/2020 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Rebecca Ann Johnston; Daniel Alfredo Lopez Aguilar; Costas Angelo Ladikos. 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 LCCN 10/30 and 11/6/20

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARILYN YOUNG JAN CASE NO. 20STPB08798 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of MARILYN YOUNG JAN. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DELBERT JAN AND CAROL MURAMOTO in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DELBERT JAN AND CAROL MURAMOTO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 11/30/20 at 8:30AM in Dept. 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 C. TRACY KAYSER - SBN 230022, KAYSER LAW GROUP, APC 1407 N. BATAVIA ST., SUITE 103 ORANGE CA 92867 BSC 218969 10/30, 11/6, 11/13/20 CNS-3411081# LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS Dit lor senibh essequatue tie dolore velisis dignim quissenisl ut eui blan hent el utpat irilit aliqui tat.


This project is subject to the requirements of SB 854. No prime contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. No prime contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. The bid proposal must include a print out from the DIR registration website showing that the prime contractor and each subcontractor is currently registered. No bid proposals will be accepted nor any contract entered into with a prime contractor without proof of registration as required above. [Unless within the limited exceptions from this requirement for bid proposals only under Labor Code Section 1771.1(a)] The prime contractor will be required to post job site notices regarding Labor Code compliance as described in 8 California Code of Regulation section 16451(d). 10. CALIFORNIA PREVAILING WAGE Bidder agrees to comply with California Labor Code Sections 1771, 1775, 1776, 1777.5,1813, and 1815 to the performance of its work on this project. Specifically, the Bidder agrees to: 1. Pay all workers not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for work of similar character in the locality in which the public work is performed. 2. Pay all workers not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for holiday and overtime work fixed as provided in this chapter. 3. Adhere to the compliance measures outlined in LC 1775(b) for any second tier subcontractors that the contractor chooses to use on this project. 4. If requested, submit certified payroll records to the City on a weekly basis. Records shall be provided no later than 5 days following the last day of each workweek. 5. Comply with the applicable requirements and joint apprenticeship standards as required by LC 1777.5.


Contractor shall complete and sign non-collusion affidavit form and all other required forms included in the specifications.

7. BID BOND: Bids must be accompanied by a bid bond, made payable to the City of Commerce for an amount no less than ten percent (10%) of the bid amount. 8. CONTRACTORS LICENSE: Contractor shall have a valid California General Contractor License, Class B, General Building Contractor, at the time of bid, at the time of award and during the performance of the work.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City Council of the City of Artesia will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following item at the Regular City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on November 9, 2020. The meeting will be held by teleconference only and can be viewed live over the internet at https://artesia.12milesout.com/livevideo Public comments can be submitted to publiccomments@cityofartesia.us any time before the item is herd. Proposed Update of Planning Department Fee Schedule Proposed Action: The City Council will conduct a public hearing concerning a proposed update of the City’s Planning Department Fee Schedule. The proposed fees are supported by the City of Artesia Planning Department Fee Study update dated October 29, 2020, which includes public data indicating the amount of the cost, or the estimated cost, required to provide the services for which the fees or service charges will be levied and the revenue sources anticipated to provide the services, including General Fund revenues. If adopted by the City Council, the proposed fees, as set forth in Resolution No. 20-2803, would be paid by applicants for Planning entitlement and permit approvals. Address Where Documents May Be Viewed: Further information, including the City of Artesia Planning Department Updated Fee Study dated October 29, 2020, is on file in the Office of the City Clerk located in City Hall at 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, and all interested persons are welcome to review the materials prior to the public hearing during the City’s normal working hours via appointment only (Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding City holidays and closed days). All interested persons are invited to submit written comments and to attend the hearing and give testimony. If you challenge the City’s actions in regard to this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing. Ernesto Sanchez PUBLISHED: October 30, 2020 & November 6, 2020 City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 10/30 and 11/6/20


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Hello Neighbor: The Secret Neighbor Party Game

WINNERS: from (l-r) Juliana Moreno Patel and Ariel Rubin, inventors of Hello Neighbor. Here they are shown winning the Game of the Year at the Mattel Inventor Awards. BY TAMMYE MCDUFF The newest creation from Wild Optimist, ‘Hello Neighbor: The Secret Neighbor Party Game’ is now available and playable in person or on video chat. In this day of social distancing what could be better than a who-done-it mystery virtual game that can be shared with the neighborhood. The game involves five to ten players who trade objects in order to gain powers that will help them figure out

who is on their team, gain the keys they need to win and sabotage the players they suspect are not on their side. Building off the wildly successful Hello Neighbor, Secret Neighbor video games brings these games into the real world and onto the tabletop. Plucking from classics like Werewolf and The Resistance, this new game requires no narrator and no eliminations, ensuring everyone at the table remains engaged. Players take on the roles of neighbor-

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hood kids, treacherous neighbors or even a secret neighbor. As one of the kids you will need to use your items wisely to locate the keys and unlock the door to win, but beware, not only are the neighbors at the table trying to trick you into voting to let them use a key, but one of them is actually a secret neighbor. Ariel Rubin and Juliana Moreno Patel co founders of The Wild optimists are two puzzle loving, game obsessed, detail oriented creators who began their company with the outrageously successful Escape Room in a Box, the first tabletop escape game ever on the market. After a massively successful Kickstarter, the game was licensed by industry giant Mattel, cccRubin told HMG-CN, “We have made it our mission to create new ways to play by constantly pushing the boundaries of immersive entertainment. We are always play testing the latest and greatest tools and techniques and looking for new opportunities to stand out and stay on the cutting edge.” Materials for video chat rules can be found under resources and downloads at www.arcanewonders.com for $19.99. The game is approximately thirty minutes in playing time and can be played with ages eight and up. “It was an absolute joy to partner with Arcane Wonder, Tiny Build and Genuine Entertainment to bring this beloved video game series to the tabletop,” said Co-founder of Wild Optimist Juliana Patel.

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Downtown Disney Extends to Buena Vista Street STAFF REPORT Beginning in November, Downtown Disney District will extend to Buena Vista Street opening more dining and shopping at the Disneyland Resort. Recently, Disney introduced Downtown Disney guests to the Disneyland Resort Backlot Premiere Shop at Stage 17. This store is currently showcasing an array of seasonal merchandise, and with Buena Vista Street opening select shopping and dining experiences soon, visitors can find even more places to shop or enjoy a meal. Here’s what is new for shopping and dining: Holiday shopping? Head to Elias & Co. The store is divided into distinct sections for men, women and children, so you’ll find something special for the entire family. At Julius Katz & Sons, peruse even more holiday merchandise and Disneythemed home décor. At Kingswell Camera Shop offers great gift-giving ideas like frames, photo albums and more. Hungry? Trolley Treats offers classic candies, old-fashioned confections and all kinds of freshly made treats. Vending carts will offer popcorn, churros, ice cream and other “must-bite” treats. Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe offers the sights and sounds of Buena Vista Street—have a cup of coffee or artisan sandwich. Sit-down dining options include Carthay Circle Lounge with an expanded outdoor seating area featuring an all-new menu of cocktails and dining. Smokejumpers Grill is serving up tasty American classics for lunch and dinner with a streamlined menu of burgers, fries, onion rings and craft beer, located just around the corner from Buena Vista Street. The primary way to place your order at this dining location is through mobile order on the Disneyland App. Only the shopping and dining experiences along Buena Vista Street will be accessible from the Downtown Disney District at this time, as Disney California Adventure park is currently closed. Disney asks visitors to be sure to become familiar with the health and safety measures at Disneyland.com/DTD, to learn important details, including temperature screenings prior to entry and the requirement for all guests, ages 2 and older, to wear an appropriate face covering. The number of Guests visiting the Downtown Disney District and its locations, including the shopping and dining experiences along Buena Vista Street, will be limited to promote proper physical distancing.

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Side Hustles for Teenagers, College Students and Writers BY KATHY KRISTOF Looking for work? This week, SideHusl’s editors found a variety of new jobs for writers, reviewers, college students and teenagers. The new jobs aren’t all great. Some expect a lot of work for very little pay. On the bright side, each of the bad jobs has competitors that offer roughly the same work with better terms. Here are half a dozen newly reviewed job platforms, sorted — with their competitors — into categories. Teens Very few online job platforms appeal to young teens. Indeed, most prohibit users younger than 18. Kumbaya is an exception. Kumbaya is specifically aimed at industrious youths ages 13 to 18. And it has some unique features that make it attractive to both teens and their parents. Specifically, if you’re a teen who wants to find work with this app, you’ve got to ask Mom or Dad. One of your parents has to sign up first. The parent then sends a link to the teen. At that point, the teen and parent collaborate to create a profile. The profile explains what the teen can do and how much he or she charges per hour. Some job options: tutor, walk dogs, baby-sit, mow lawns, provide tech support. Parents retain access to all the messages sent to and from their own child. And they’re encouraged to share their teen’s profile with friends, to help the teen find work with people they know and trust. Other online platforms that also help teens find work are Bambino (baby-sitting), Fiverr (a wide variety) and Etsy (for selling arts and crafts). College students College students have lots of ways to make money. But few jobs are as attractive as simply selling their class notes. After all, you’re already taking the class. If you want a decent grade, you’ve got to take lecture notes and, probably, create study guides from the important information in your book or class materials. Taking better notes is likely to get you better grades. If you can earn a few bucks in the process, it’s hard to find an argument for why you wouldn’t. Stuvia is one of several websites that make the process of selling your notes to other students easier by providing marketing help and payment processing. Where most other note-selling platforms pay a set price for each set of notes that you upload or sell, Stuvia lets you decide how much to charge. The site takes a 30% cut of the sale price before remitting the balance to you. Another nice feature: The site does not require exclusivity, so you can sell the same notes elsewhere if you want. The only bit of weirdness that we found with this site’s terms is that Stuvia demands all rights to any flashcards you might make and sell on its platform. Our advice: Forget the flashcards. If you want to sell flashcards, do it elsewhere or offline. Other good sites to sell class notes include Study Soup and Nexus Notes . Reviewers There are a number of companies that will pay you to provide reviews of products that you use daily or of websites and smartphone applications. Of the job sites we discovered this week, three are for reviewers. The least attractive of these three is Voxpopme . It’s a consumer research company that pays people to express what they think of a wide array of consumer products. You do your review via a short video. Voxpopme pays $1 per video. Even if you’re fast, this won’t come close to paying minimum wage. Competitor Product Tube pays at least five times as much — $5 to $35 per video.

If you want to do video consumer product reviews, Product Tube is the better bet. Meanwhile, if you’re willing to review technology, both UserTesting and Appen are worth a look. UserTesting primarily hires freelancers to review websites, paying $10 per 20-minute review. These reviews are done by using UserTesting’s software, which records your interaction with the site — both video and voice. You are asked to talk out loud so the site’s owners can understand what you found pleasant about the site and what you thought was tough to navigate. While $10 per 20 minutes works out to a pretty good hourly rate, you’re unlikely to get the opportunity to do three reviews per hour. You may not even get three per week. So don’t look at this as more than lunch money. Appen pays by the hour at rates ranging from $10 to $15. And it appears to offer more regular work. You could evaluate websites, phone apps or other products. However, all jobs at this site are about helping companies improve their artificial intelligence offerings. For instance, websites often have “chat bots” that are supposed to bring up relevant information when a user asks a question on the site. For the bots to be effective, they need lots of information about the many words that people might use to describe the same things. Appen testers help the websites “teach” those bots how real people talk and what answers they’re seeking. Writers A site called Verblio maintains it is the “simplest, most flexible” way to grow your writing career. In reality, writers on this platform are incredibly poorly paid. The site sells content to websites for a relative pittance and then passes along a portion of that payment to the writer who did the work. Worse, you have no real assurance that anything you write for this site will ever be purchased. All stories are done on spec and posted in the writer’s portfolio. When one of Verblio’s corporate clients needs something on a topic you’ve written about, the client will review your story, as well as a number of others on the same topic. If yours is chosen, you get paid. If it isn’t, your work goes uncompensated. When you do get paid, the site’s rates work out to 3 to 6 cents per word. In other words, about $10 for a 300-word article. Better platforms for writers include Contently , Skyword and Cracked (if you’re funny).

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a “Keep in Touch” button. Clicking on the keep in touch button goes to an error page and no other pages exist on the site. On her LinkedIn account, Fowler claims she is a principal of a company called Daltek Global with a website of daltekglobal.com. Similar to her dallasfowler.com site, thedaltekglobal.com site’s Media page has not been updated with articles since March 2012. Only three other pages exist; a very plain Home page, an About Us page with two paragraphs of content, and a Contact Us page. In addition, a check on the California Secretary of State’s website shows Daltek is suspended by California’s Franchise Tax Board and has not filed the required Statement of Information since 2017. Reasons for suspension include failure to file proper paperwork and paying the $800 annual filing fee, to failure to pay taxes. In an email, Fowler requested a phone call, which is not HMG-CN policy, several other emails were not answered by Fowler. The second invoice was submitted by former California Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez in the same manner as Fowler. Bermudez wrote Rojas, “Attached is the invoice that I have been instructed to submit to you for my work rendered on Senate Bill 625 for the Central Basin Municpal [sic] Water District.” Rojas countered, “We do not have authorization or a contract to pay this. I am not sure what instruction or approval you received, but if you send me the documents I will be happy to look into it. Any agenda items or agenda/board meeting dates would be helpful.” No other emails were available. When asked about the invoices, CB Director Camacho-Rodriguez texted, “[Director] Art [Chacon] brought Fowler and Rudy to the table for SB 625.” Severla other requestsOil were(Cerritos) not answered.9/23/05 A0424-Used


When asked about Camacho-Rodriguez statement, Chacon told HMG-CN, “that’s interesting, I don’t even know Ms. Fowler, never met her. I did not bring Rudy in either. We were already working with elected officials heavily involved with the bill, we did not need consultants. And I will point out that Fowler said Directors Camacho-Rodriguez and Vasquez told them to submit the invoices.” Director Vasquez belched out her usual vitriol, despite the Fowler email, “This is false Information. I regret that you choose to go through this route with me again. We were involved in very contentious litigation around your false stories. I would hate to go down that path again but I certainly will if I’m forced to. Please stop with your false stories.” Vasquez was referring to a bogus defamation case she brought against HMGCN in 2019, a case she lost with CB paying for HMG-CN’s lawyer’s fees. Several follow-up emails went unanswered. Rojas took the high road, “This is not about assigning blame, but we have to understand what mistakes may have been made in the past so that we avoid making them again in the future. We have a very specific role to play in the region as it relates to providing our communities with access to clean imported water and growing our recycled water services. We also know that the District can play a role in helping other water agencies, municipalities and our customers solve future water issues as part of a comprehensive and collaborative regional solution. We hope to focus on these efforts administratively and I am sure the board is committed to work collaboratively to support our efforts to be a productive regional partner as it relates to providing affordable, clean and recycled water services to the communities in our service area by working collaboratively with our cities and purveyors.” 1:33 PM

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Continued from page 1 was referred to you by Directors VasquezWilson and Camacho-Rodriguez to submit my invoices for work performed.” Fowler, who is a former Los Angeles Commissioner appointed by Garcetti, claimed she “worked 245 hours between the months of June-July.” Rojas asked for a contract and received an unsigned document, with Fowler telling Rojas, “it was a labor of love.” Fowler claimed she performed public relations, “creating press releases, press kits, social media videos, and spreading that information to local and national media outlets.” HMG-CN, who’s coverage of CB is unparalleled, did not receive anything from Ms. Fowler. In addition, at least three CB officials, VP Art Chacon, and Directors Phil Hawkins and Bob Apodaca, have never heard of nor met Fowler, another indication the contract never came before the board. Finally, Fowler’s business itself is very questionable. Her website’s first page, dallasfowler.com, has a picture of her and

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