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ta or Artesia is a city designated ows onto arterial streets.â€? The City is claiming that the during the construction period. HMG EXCLUSIVE The City then cited the nurerouting has caused over $5 “Caltrans has failed to coor- truck route, commercial vehicles merous safety representatives hazards caused by million in damage to the streets, dinate thus far, and any further over 6,000 pounds are strictly Hews Media Group-Los Cerand responded once again one hour calls from Commerce BY BRIAN HEWS Bell City Councilman Mario Beltran ritos Community News has ob- increased pollution in the area, lack of communication or con- prohibited on the streets, per the rerouting of trafďŹ c, concerns later. informing them that they made it to the to develop a plan in which each would that have been voiced by Cerritained a letter, dated September increased trafďŹ c noise, and in- sultation with the City and its City Municipal Code.â€? final cut and that’s when Beltran would profit off the issuance of On November 30 the The Caltrans rerouting of tos residents in calls and emails 6, 2019, addressed to Caltrans creased the safety risk of resi- residents is unacceptable.â€? call, a strong indication that there was licenses in the city of incriminating email was The long-time political operative is from the city of Cerritos that dents. The City blasted Caltrans for trucks has caused severe dam- to both HMG-LCCN and the sent from the Cannabis Commerce.â€? former Councilman peak City. between Commerce blasts theBell stateCity agency for rerout-who Further the letter states that establishing a detour route on age and increased trafďŹ c atcommunication Team back to Jafari employees and As evidence, worked for the Calderons. TheBeltran. rerouting on Carmenita ing tractor-trailer trafďŹ c through Caltrans is in violation of the southbound Carmenita between hours, the extensive damage with a salutation Beltran would thetwo company lawsuit takes largeinform trucks by schools, the City due to I-5 construction project’s theďŹ nal Environmental the I-5 and Artesia Blvd., and alone is estimated “to cost $5.2 BYthat BRIAN HEWS if they did not engage him a lobincluded an obligates eastbound Artesia Blvd. between million thattoincluded Impact Report which repair,â€? and the “averStowers Elementary andasCarmeprojects. byist and pay kickbacks, Beltran would Jafari, another lawsuit obtained by HMG-CN email conage daily trafďŹ c on said streets nita Middle school in addition Shockingly, the rerouting was the agency to coordinate with cit- Carmenita and the I-5. Lakewood~The Water Replenishment Director Andrew notand allow the license to be approved. owner Kintu, is alleging thatthe East Los Anversation increased ies to minimize adverse impacts “Neither stretch of Carmeni- has signiďŹ cantly doneFinance without notifying City. District (WRD) is embarking on a projHamilton refuses to submit and “Mario.â€? what could beSee awells smoking gun, geles political operative Mario that was at CALTRANS page 14 ect to In construct two new as part of includedRegional in the lawsuit was Beltran’s The lawsuit WRD’s Beltran has been demanding kickbacks first between ďŹ nancial reports for scrutiny. Groundwater Monitor-exlegal contract, which demanded the owner alleges the Ma- ingtensive from businesses trying to open a mariProgram (RGWMP). a $50,000 payment, ownership rio in the email juanaBY dispensary in Commerce and that of From the One well would be in 10% Paramount in the BRIAN HEWS wellcompany will be in if Cerritos. in the it was sold, and a is Mario Beltran other some city officials are participating in Earth, LLC, In a phone call WRD and is evidence that $2,500 payment for anPresident indefiniteVera length the extortion. Arion Jafari, Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Robles DeWitt told HMG that the wells he is working with of time. and Commerce’s The lawsuit News was filed by From Community has learned thatthe will be in Progress Park and Cerritos Park Central Finance Director theBY city in his MARTIN illegal Beltran threatened thatout if From “Commercial CanEarth, LLCBasin and includes Beltran Andrew and THOM action, jumping of herthecar East. Hamilton has been issuing paychecks to nabis KITS FOR HOMELESS: and Jared Joseph with LAFD Earth did not return the contract in 24the Permit Team,â€? who Cerritos residents Josiah, Jacobscheme. the city of Commerce. the boy and helping Because grabbing groundwater, water contained Basin employees despite display COVID Kits for the Homeless. They were inspired by paramedic hours the license would be pulled. The scheme involved mariInCentral an explosive accusation, thethe fact areofďŹ cials employees oftheir Commerce. The City of Lakewood held underground woman. in deep aquifers, cannot that the board has not passed a 2020-’21 Jose and his actions the homeless. Perez, a 16-year veteran, Daysobserved; later, toldmust Beltran ThePerez conversation beganhelping on NovemjuanaFireďŹ ghter dispensaries paying a license lawsuit stated, “the action is based itsfirst annual Award of Valor lunSheJafari took them to Artesia be directly WRD trackthey itHigh budget. recently died after contracting COVID. Photo courtesy of the Joseph family. cheon on Nov. 6inforto thankthrough the men School, where they received medhe would not participate in his illegal fee and providing all necessary upon the corrupt conduct of the city of ber 24 when the team sent a developer deep wells and specialized moniThe budget stalemate is due to Direcequipment. and women of the Los toring Angeles ical assistance and were ultimatemation. kickback scheme, and just a few days agreement to Jafari. Jafari sent the Commerce illegally conspiring with tors John Oskoui and Bob Apodaca; they County Sheriff’s Department and ly transported the hospital. Dispensary owners receive signed agreementMCDUFF back November 28, convicted felona and former BY TAMMYE teens how to develop awould business plan, Seeto COMMERCE page 13 are defying courtdisgraced decision from last See WRDseless page 14 acFire Department, as well as the Because of her learn critical thinking skills and learn week deliberately not attending special community volunteers Josiah, Jacob and Jared Joseph what it takes to be your own boss. Instead who pro- tions, the City of Lakewood reboard meetings called to approve the tect and serve Lakewood. cently awarded Bridget with the are making their mark. As part of the of baking cupcakes or creating shirts, the budget. Bridget Perrizo, a staff memMayor’s Award at the city’s ancurriculum for Los Angeles Urban League Joseph brothers took it to a whole new In addition, the actual amount of payat Artesia High was honored nual Awards of Valor ceremony. 2020 Online Biz Camp, these young men level. After holdingber a family meeting they roll has not been approved as an item on decided to give backwhen to theshe community and people that helped two "I always wondered what I the consent calendar during regular board had to turn an idea into a business. Partnering with the Network for develop CoVID Kitswas forbeing the homeless. attacked by a dog. would do when faced with a situmeetings, and Hamilton is not submitting Teaching Entrepreneurship, Biz Camp is Initially the project Bridget, was madewas possible headed back to ation like this one," said Perrizo. work lunch See $&/53"- #"4*/ page 12 a four week summer program that teaches Seefrom TRIPLETS pagewhen 12 she spot- "By the grace of God, I had the BY TAMMYE MCDUFF 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 One of the priorities of the Norwalk them to the ground and they were are okay, and I'm so honored to City Council was to involve Norwalk BY BRIAN HEWS screaming for help. receive this award.â€? youth in an official way to provide input Bridget immediately took BY BALA THENAPPEN TRASH piles up at a condominium complex in Hawaiian Gardens. The City chose Waste Resources See HERO page 15 into City Operations, in particular to proAfter a meeting with LA County DeIncorporated as their new hauler, who said they would immediately begin trash pick up. Photo Brian Hews. gramming, communications and developpartment of Publicballot Health Director This November’s will featureDr. ment projects. Barbara Ferrer, andwould with cardrooms sayproposition 17, which allow City Manager Jesus Gomez stated Californians on would parole for a felony coning that they work collaboratively viction Currently, felons must with to thevote. LACDPH, cardrooms in Los See YOUTH page 12 complete their prison sentence and their Angeles county will be allowed to open parole sentence to vote. outdoor facilities withCould up toparolees 60 tables. BY BRIAN HEWS “Poor leadership, no foresight included several default letters, swing elections in the state’s most comon the situation, typical of this which, under California’s Public No food or beverage will be allowed. petitive districts? THE CITY hasHawaiian enhanced the La MiradaCode History Tour with signage at locations throughout While rotting trash is accumu- City Council,â€? former Resource Section 49000, For the smaller cardrooms, HollyThe term applies to peoMirada. (l-r): starts Stephen HPAC Chairperson; Gail Pearce, HPAC wood lating in many parts of Hawaiian Gardens La Mayor ReyPictured Rodriguez the Thrasher, clock on termination. Park,“paroleesâ€? Crystal, Larry Flynt's Luck ple who are allowed back into the comMember; Marlene Olsen, HPAC Vice Chairperson; Harry Scott, HPAC Member; John Lady and Hustler, it is a welcome Gardens, Mayor Myra Maravilla told HMG-LCCN. City staff even went the extra decifromwill prison beforethousands their prison Lewis, Mayor; Steve De and the City Council ďŹ nally conThe staff report included in Ruse, step Councilmember; and attempted to Raymond work withFernandez, HPAC Member; munity sion that generate of jobs. sentence scheduled to be completed, Tonymeeting Aiello, HPAC Member; Sabrina Sermeno, Senior Recreation Leader. ducted aREPORT hearing, waiting an en- last week’s presented CWS to cure the breaches and STAFF It isisequally as welcome for the larger as long as they follow certain guidelines tire week, and allowing the trash clear evidence that CWS was in defaults starting in March of this cardrooms, Commerce, Bicycle in Bell and reporting requirements. Roughly to accumulate more, to oncefound violation of its contract with the year, each of which gave CWS Three maleeven hispanics were Gardens, and The Gardens Casino in 52,000 Californians are expected to be againearly discuss terminating CWS’ Mayor MaravillaMCDUFF and the steps to resolve theLadefaults. TAMMYE Mirada. dead Thursday morning in theCity, but BY Hawaiian Gardens, but the maximum parole in 2021. contract. of a home in Norwalk, includIn addition to the La default no-was once part of a Spanish ontable Council were apparently afraid to Mirada backyard count of 60 is less than 25% of California parolees should be expectM. found Brownin apull the termination tices, the City also attempted to Rancho Los Coyotes. leav- the The yeartrigger, 2020 marks diamond land grant called ing Under at leastthe oneRalph who was their capacity. ed to lean left as a voting bloc. In 2007, Act, Maravilla andauthorities the City Counmeetings Gone with CWS drivingforbythestinky anniversary City of arrange La Mirada. are thebut cattle when the land was swimming pool, said. ing residents The move will generate thousands of gave 150,000 ex-felons who had ALL ABOUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT PRIDE: City Hall SelďŹ e Day is a celebration of local government and gives employees cil The couldNorwalk have sent out a notice did not piles of trash for the foreseeable To commemorate this 60th CWS milestone, theattend partmost of themeetAbel Stearns rancho, gone too Florida Sheriff's Department jobs also at the casinos and will the opportunity out in their community and show off their best camera phone skills whileARTESIA showcasingHIGH their local enses forbigger less received serious off and and heldresidents a meeting within twoto get ings. future. staff-member Bridget Perrizo the Award of City has enhanced the La Mirada History are the sheep that grazed La Mirada fields been convicted buildings. The pictures must bevoluminous posted to social using hashtag #cityhallselďŹ e to enter the contest. Story Lakewood on page 9. for saving two in a dog attack. daysgovernment to address the situation. staffmedia report Valor SeeCARDROOMS PROP 17 pagepage 4 12 at locations throughout See from LA MIRADA page 12 See NORWALK page The 12 Tour with signage See

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CERRITOS TRIPLETS HELP THE HOMELESS DURING COVID WRD APPROVES CONSTRUCTION OF MONITORING WELL IN CERRITOS

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ARTESIA HIGH STAFF-MEMBER RECEIVES AWARD OF VALOR FROM LAKEWOOD

Norwalk City Council Approves Youth Commission

The New Normal La Mirada’s New Self Guided Historic Tour

FIFTH ANNUAL CITY HALL SELFIE DAY COMING FRIDAY AUGUST 14

L.A. 17County PROP WOULD Cardrooms Will ALLOW PAROLEES OpenTHEOutdoor INTO BALLOT Facilities Next Week BOX. HOW WOULD THEY VOTE?

TRASH WILL FINALLY GET CLEANED UP IN HAWAIIAN GARDENS

Three Men Found Dead in Norwalk

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Columbia Memorial's City of STEM Goes Virtual BY TAMMYE MCDUFF Officially recognized by the City of Los Angeles and deemed the most ambitious science initiative by the Science Festival Alliance, the Downey Columbia Memorial Space Center [CMSC] City of STEM will hold their annual STEM Festival October 10th, 2020. Usually held each April, CMSC was unable to host their sixth year for the festival due to the pandemic. Holding true to being socially conscious the greater Los Angeles science community along with over one hundred science, culture, and education partners will be going online all day Saturday, October 10th. Despite the challenges of CoVID19 restrictions, dozens of STEM partners have jumped into action to continue to provide exciting experiences to kids and adults in Southern California. Over 21 hours of STEM content, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, from science rock bands to guest engineers, will be streaming from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on three channels accessible at cityofstem.org. More than 130 STEM partners from around Southern California, including museums, universities and STEM businesses, will come together to provide live and recorded content with demonstrations and compelling update from scientists and engineers. The amazing Jason Latimer from the recently released YouTube series ‘Impossible

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Science’ and Ali Ward, host of the popular podcast Ologies and City of STEM’s 2020 STEM Icon award winner will be bringing their special brand of online entertainment to this year’s event as well. “STEM education enables the next generation of innovators by fostering ingenuity and creativity among our youth,” said Downey Mayor Blanca Pacheco, “We are beyond excited to offer this year’s City of STEM to the virtual realm, bringing the world of science, technology, engineering and math to the homes of thousands of people across the L.A. region.” Get updates on the new space race with real rocket scientists, interact with the NASA Mars Rover team, find out the latest on the science being leveraged to combat COVID and even encounter live animals, all online. “This year’s City of STEM event promises to continue engaging audiences of all ages,” said Downey Mayor pro tem Claudia Frometa, “The various activities and events planned will only help further our mission of creating tomorrow’s problem solvers, thinkers, doers, innovators, and inventors.” Last year, the live kick-off welcomed over 10,000 people and Bill Nye the Science Guy. The 2020 online festival will feature STEM music personalities The Amoeba People and Music Notes; encounters from the Natural History Museum and the California Science Center; panel discussions covering topics such as diversity and learning science through toys from LA based Mattel Company. The festival will highlight a discussion that connects science to society by Latino Health Today about the impact of COVID-19 on populations

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NASA'S MARS ROVER on the red planet. More than 130 STEM partners from around Southern California, including museums, universities and STEM businesses, will come together to provide live and recorded content with demonstrations and compelling update from scientists and engineers.

in Southern California, and a new addition to the event this year the virtual “STEM Career Lounge” powered by DeVry University, where STEM professionals provided by DeVry will discuss jobs and career paths. “City of STEM is a platform to unite the diversity of Greater Los Angeles, rallying the public around science and drawing attention to the

region’s continued national importance in research, education and industry, from aerospace to biotech,” said Ben Dickow, City of STEM organizer, and President of the Columbia Memorial Space Center. “We will bring STEM activities to a variety of audiences, opening access to STEM throughout the region.” Find out more festival kickoff event information at cityofstem.org.

Cerritos regulates leaf blowers

nance regulating these hours was designed to protect residents from excessive noise caused by such equipment. Leaf blowers should not direct debris onto adjacent parcels or lots. Such debris should be removed and disposed of properly. Piles of leaves left in the gutters can clog storm drains and cause flooding. In addition, leaves in storm drains decompose and grow bacteria that can travel into the ocean.

Under City ordinance, the use of gasoperated leaf blowers in any residential area and in commercial areas within 400 feet of any residential area in the City is restricted to the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays and legal holidays. The City ordi-


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THE MOTEL 6 is located on the corner of Pioneer and Imperial at 11734 Imperial Hwy in Norwalk “Unfortunately, the City of Norwalk has no legal recourse in this matter,” stated Norwalk Mayor Jennifer Perez. BY BRIAN HEWS Norwalk, CA – For the third time in six months the State of California and Los Angeles County have targeted the City of Norwalk with its “emergency powers” in an attempt to respond to the challenges created by the COVID-19 virus. In April, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Samantha Jessner issued a temporary restraining order against the City of Norwalk ruling that “the interests of the county in implementing a state order under Project Roomkey to safely house the homeless during the pandemic outweighed any harm the city could suffer.” Recently, the Department of State Hospitals informed Norwalk residents of its intent to renovate and possibly house COVID-19 negative patients at the Cali-

fornia Youth Authority (CYA) facility. Now the county has informed city officials of its intent to purchase the local Motel 6 as part of Project Homekey, a state program providing interim and permanent housing and support services to persons experiencing homelessness who are impacted by COVID-19. The Motel 6 is located on the corner of Pioneer and Imperial at 11734 Imperial Hwy, Norwalk, CA 90650. “Unfortunately, the City of Norwalk has no legal recourse in this matter,” stated Mayor Jennifer Perez. “During these unprecedented times, the state has exercised its ‘emergency powers’ and has essentially disenfranchised a community that wants input on important decisions affecting the city.” In a letter from Los Angeles County

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Continued from page 1 This project is made possible through a partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). WRD’s partnership with the USGS saves ratepayer funds. WRD has been monitoring groundwater in the Central and West Coast Basins for over 50 years. This monitoring program is integral to WRD’s work and consists of a network of more than 300 monitoring wells at 60 locations throughout the District. The new wells will be installed and drilled approximately 2,100 feet deep. The wells will provide comprehensive data of groundwater levels and quality in aquifers within the Montebello Forebay. The Forebay is vital to Southern Los Angeles County’s water supply. The 43 cities within WRD’s jurisdiction use about

250,000 acre-feet (82 billion gallons) of water annually. The Forebay conserves 150,000 acre-feet (48.9 billion gallons) each year. WRD employs the most advanced technology to maintain high-quality water for millions of people in Los Angeles County. “The Water Replenishment District always strives to be proactive in monitoring groundwater quality” said WRD President Vera Robles DeWitt, representing District 5 and the City of Paramount. “The construction of these two wells is an investment in our future to create a drought-resilient and locally-sustainable water supply.” Director Allen, representing District 3 and the City of Cerritos, added “WRD is proud of its commitment to delivering quality water to pumpers and residents in our region. These new wells support WRD’s mission to protect and preserve high quality groundwater.”

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To make it even more fun, all the selfSecret Story Tour is a family-friendly, Mayor Blanca Pacheco posted a video ies will be reviewed and awards will be location-based digital tour where guests 11515 PIONEER ARTESIA BLVD. BLVD. asking all Downey residents to participate, given in a variety17623 of different categories. solve a total of 12 puzzles on their quest, ARTESIA “I want everyone to know about National There will be recognition and ARTESIA prizes for each revealing a fun fact or untold story 562-402-1000 City Hall Selfie Day. I invite everyone to the people or organizations that show the from the Pier’s rich history. 562-402-1000 fax 562-402-2471 take a selfie in front of any city facility most pride and creativity on the big day. Each puzzle game the next at LAX offers everything the traveller needs, NEW NORMAL: PPE unlocks vending machine fax 562-402-2471 sMake sure to have your mask on!” “We know this year is different, ARTESIA but even N95 masks. The an machines offer touch-free payment options. when solved, creating engaging immerThe requirements are rather simple, through this difficult year, we want to 176th ST sive experience that invites guests to disstand in front of any public City take a day to remember the dedication SECRET STORY TOUR is a family-friendly, location-based digital tourbuilding, where guests cover multiple points throughout the Pier. Hall, Recreation Center, City Yard, Li- and perseverance of our local government solve a total of 12 puzzles on their quest to learn about the Pier’s rich history. Each REPORT clue offer a photo filter before hard surfaces. STAFF brary, Police or Fire station and share on through it all,” said Pacheco, “This day is GRIDLEY moving to the next clue to capture and Winters, R.Ph Justin Erbacci, November or 8thFacebook. offering guests an allStan smart mobile device.the airport’s chief ex- through Twitter, Instagram about local government pride.” share experience along the way. 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For every separate purchase over $10, while visiting the Pier, allowlife,” said Negin Singh, Executive Director experienced efforts to keep passengers safe though Los Angeles International Airport can guests will receive a Pier Prize Card stamp; ing guests to explore the Pier and solve of the Santa Monica Pier Corporation, “We “rigorous cleanings, new technology now buy masks, gloves, hand sanitizer collect all three stamps and enter to win the the quest at their leisure and from safe disknow that everyone, especially families, and an increasingly touch-free experiand other PPE at vending machines in weekly Winners are chosen every help prevent the spread of COVID-19 or are looking for safe and fun activities, and tances. STAFFraffle. 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License. requirements are Economic Recovery Stimulus Program. option that accommodates tap-to-pay • Ten-pack of nitrile gloves — $7.99 detailed at Norwalk.org The program consists of one time BY BRIAN HEWS credit card or mobile-payment platDeAnna Allensworth For more information, please call the • Four-ounce container of hand loans of up to $35,000 at 0% interest. forms, including Apple Pay, Google Broker -Department Advisor at Community Development Funds must be used for lease/rent/mortSeveral area students earned Congress’ sanitizer — $6.99 Pay and Samsung Pay. Each machine gage, and/or utility payments, supplies to (562) 929-5951. highest honor for civilian youth, in the proPhone: 562-533-5600 has an anti-microbial shield installed on The machines are restocked daily. www.CenturionMF.com gram’s first-ever virtual Gold Medal CerCA DRE 01443787 emony this past weekend. 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Chairman of the Congressional (NY), Congresswoman Katie Porter (CAUnited States Congress honored 478 youth events. sustainable future with the delivery of this President Vera Robles DeWitt. “Many it is vitally important that NowPaxton more than ever, your response Award, Baker gave insightful vir- 45), Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee fromHowever, across America. first electric bus on the G Line,” said Los to theinterviews 2020 Census matters. Respondeveryone be counted. Results from the eco-conscious decisionsRichard were made durof the ceremony’s special (TX-18), Congressman Hudson Each Gold Medalist accumulated over tual Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair ing is easier than ever. For the first 2020 Census inform planning and funding the construction of ARC. 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public view. Right now, many communities throughout California are suffering You’d be hard pressed to ďŹ nd an the loss of their watchdogs. More than industry that hasn’t been negatively a dozen newspapers have suspended impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. operations in the last ďŹ ve months, with But when it comes to news publishing, more planning to close in the coming the virus has accelerated some difďŹ cult months. trends, especially for small community Last year, the California Legislature publishers. passed Assembly Bill 5 for how And now yet another blow to small businesses classify workers as newspapers in California is about to be contractors or employees. In recognition dealt, unless the state Legislature acts of the inapplicability of the legislation soon. LBS FINANCIAL employees and original CEO, Morris Hayter theeconomic 1950s. to the news industry andinthe A new report warns that the current headwinds facing community health crisis may accelerate the closing newspapers, the Legislature gave news at nursing afacilities and one mentalbut health STAFF REPORT publishers one-year exemption, facility say “thank youâ€? supporting when thetoextension ends in for December our most vulnerable. Long Beach, CA-LBS Financial Cred- 2020, publishers willLunches be forcedwere served byclassify local family-owned restaurants it Union celebrated its 85th year of pro- to newspaper carriers as in the community to Bellflower Acute Nursing viding financial services to members in employees. Broadwaychange by the to Sea, Regency the greater Long Beach area on Septem- Facility, This signiďŹ cant a business Palms, Artesia Christian Home, Bay Visber 13th. Created by Long Beach Unified practice that has been in place for more ta, The Cerritos, School District and Long Beach City Col- than 100Grove years at will have theBixby effectTowers, and College Hospital lege employees in 1935, the credit union of increasing the cost in of Cerritos. newspaper Since the credit union has feahas grown over the years to not only in- delivery byMay, as much as 85%, a burden tured local restaurant from Long clude local school employees from several that is aunsustainable forweekly small publishers Beach, andbeen Cerritos on Facedistricts and colleges but also employees that haveLakewood, also recently hit with book alongrevenue with a declines trivia question of select local businesses and many local advertising of 30%about to the community’s history. The creditcrisis. union cities and counties where members live 50% as a result of the coronavirus provided a $50 gift card from that or work. The credit union started with 28 Local publishers have sounded the restaurant towith a random follower on Facebook members in 1935 and has grown to over alarm California lawmakers, but who answer 130,000 members in the local area today. so far,provided they havethe notcorrect taken any stepstotothe trivia question. This campaign The credit union celebrated this year’s address the devastating impact has thishelped will gain on more awareness and business for milestone with community outreach ef- have both publishers and readers. the and helped back to the forts and support during the COVID-19 restaurant, Small community andgive ethnic crisis, such as providing lunches to health- credit union’s followers on social media. This summer, the credit union hosted care professionals, featuring local restaurants on social media, hosting a dry food an internal employee dry food & person& personal item drive for Long Beach able item drive to support the Long Beach PROPMission. 17 A donation bin was proRescue Mission, and donating funds to six Rescue Continued vided to each offrom their page seven 1 branches and educational ((1,/* 4 -07,/* 02 $05 foundations. “LBS Financial is proud to have been corporate office for employees to donate. to Beach vote. (At the time, in Florida, Theright Long Rescue Mission will be serving the local area and surrounding the felons - even if they’d completed able to use the donations to support low communities for the last 85 years,â€? said all prison - were disquali-memincome andsentence homeless community LBS Financial President and CEO, Jeffrey their ďŹ ed from voting.) 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newspapers are especially vulnerable to economic uctuations and catastrophic consequences, like closure. These small publishers are scrambling to stay aoat by cutting coverage, furloughing reporters and eliminating print publication on certain days of the week. They are expediting their transition to digital-ďŹ rst publishing and exploring new methods for providing information to their communities as more readers turn to these methods during the crisis. However, cutting print days carrier routes will be eliminated. disenfranchises speciďŹ c demographic To save California newspapers, at a groups, such as senior citizens and minimum, the Legislature must extend other residents who don’t have internet the exemption to AB 5, which will access (6%) or don’t have a reliable more Urban provide Legends'newspapers will be heldwith at the OC time Fair internetDRIVE-THRU connection (uphaunted to 25%house of rural to get past COVID-related advertising communities). Through losing their STAFF REPORT seemingly othertheir eventoperations in SoCal has declines andevery to adjust local newspaper, these groups are losing made the jump toconsumption the drive through. So it to meet changing patterns. theirWith maincities source of information struggling with theand idea of In was only a matter of time: A drive-through addition, to further aid ethnic and their connection to the community. allowing trick-or-treating and Salem, Mas- haunted house is coming to Costa Mesa. community news publishers, the Keepingitself newsclosing publishers sachusetts downstrong some Hal- Urban Legends of Southern California Legislature should prioritize these isloween in the activities, interest not of themay look a will roll into the OC theonly holiday Fair & Event Center for public ads. experience Not press, but of this our greater democracy. bit different year. But don’t be fright- outlets most evenings in outreach October. The only will this help provide residents When they lack a steady ow of ened, because CoVID has become the new will translate bits of spooky folklore into a information, communities a slew to key local and resources and mother of invention, and suffer there are some with seriesaccess of special effects creature-filled of ailments, from declining citizen great ways to have the wits scared out of public sets, plus three interactive show health information, it willzones help that you while socially distancing. But act soon, you can park inside of. The event engagement to increased corruption and these community outlets bridge the comes because tickets are selling fast. from the gap producers of any Winter Fest OC and declining government performance. ďŹ nancial without additional This Stranger Things-themed expe- the creators of the Queen Mary’s Dark Fewer people run for ofďŹ ce and fewer state funding. rience vote. will bring the Netflix series to life Harbor. As you might expect, you’ll need people California’s lawmakers don’t with that transports to If remain in your vehicle the entire time Atana hour-long time whenadventure California’s act soon to help community news visitors to Hawkins the Starcourt unemployment rate and is alarming, lack Mall and keep to a 3mph speed limit. publishers, they risk losing a vital circa 1985. And as thetoname implies, of legislative action extend the you’ll Event website: http://urbanlegendshaunt. be able to take it all in from the safety of local com voice for their constituents – and exemption for newspaper carriers your own car. Hatched by the UK’s wildly themselves. Trick or treating will look a little difwill cause even more job losses. If creative Secret Cinema, the experience will ferent this year, but Chavern that doesn’t mean you David is president publishers are forced to limit circulation take groups of 24 cars at a time through can’t and get the whole family together for a CEO of News Media Alliance, areas for ďŹ nancial reasons, they will “a world of bitchin’ tunes, mullets and drive-through experience to get spooky. the news industry’s largest have to reconďŹ gure carrier routes, monster hunts,â€? including sets complete Coming to Woodland Hills on October 9th, trade organization, david@ reduce home deliveries and cease daily with actors in costume and special effects. a new Haunt’oween L.A. event promises publication, means of newsmediaalliance.org. You’ll drivewhich through the thousands Starcourt Mall, jack-o’-lantern tunnels, pumpkin picking, Russian labs and the Upside Down and family-friendly sights and even a bit of stop for extended periods of time at each to “door-to-doorâ€? trick or treating—all sosee Democrats different scenes playex-felons out. ciallyand distanced, of course. new drive2009 2010 voted in theThe 2012 presiand among who Event throughelection, event will run smaller through than Halloween dential much the are not website: Black. https:// strangerthingsdriveinto.com and comes by rate way observed of Experiential The population of parolees in Cali~55% turnout in the Supply, whole Like seemingly all Black pop and culture electorate a companythat that recreates sets and builds year. fornia is disproportionately horror In experiences, year’s Haunted immersive activations for big-budget Latino. 2016, 26%this of California’s Given the low turnout typically movHayride is headedwas to your car.(even For its 12th observed ies like IT and Ready Player parole population Black among ex-felons andOne. the If you installment, the annual hayride is pivoting want to keep the memory of Halloween Democratic party’s dominance in recent though only 6% of California’s overall into a “live drive up experience.â€? All statewide going all year round, and don’t Newsom we all, evelections - Governor population was) and 40% of California’s from within the safety of your car, you’ll ery car gets a photo op and a green screen parole population was Latino. In Caliand Governor Brown won each of the venture down “All Hallows Laneâ€? for a video to remember the trek. last 3 gubernatorial elections by over fornia, Black voters and Latino voters, slew of Halloween-y elements, including Event website: http://www.hauntoweenla. according to the California Public Policy 1,000,000 votes - prop 17 would hardly a show shown on a 40-foot screen, scenic com Institute, tend to vote Democrat by a make a dent in statewide election reenvironments from previous hayrides and Confront familiar foes at Universal Evenannual at the local level, where prop signiďŹ cant margin. live characters from Midnight Falls—the sults. Studios’ Halloween festivities, 17 has the potential to be most relevant However, most research also sugsort of Sons of Anarchy meets Twin Peaks where big-budget scares meet iconic hora handful of racesmultiple were gests that voter amongst pasetting from lastturnout year’s traditional hayride. politically, ror movie only characters. Navigate decided by less than 10,000 votes in rolees would be very low. The Florida The switch to a car-based experience isn’t mazes and scare zones—this year’s themed study mentioned aboveGriffith found that, years. the only major change: Park, where recent attractions include the return of a Stranger among those eligible to vote, only 16 Currently, states the hayride has previously set up, simply Things maze 19 plus onesallow basedparolees on Ghostpercent of black ex-felons and 12 perto vote. The passage of prop would couldn’t accommodate a trail of cars, so busters, Killer Klowns from 17 Outer Space, be perhaps the most progressive shift in cent of all other felons voted in the 2016 instead the event is moving a ways east to Creepshow, House of 1000 Corpses, “FranCalifornia’s electoral policy since the election. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. kenstein Meets the Wolf Manâ€? and “HoliEvent website: http:// Another study found that only ~13 state allowing ex-felons (who had dayzbegan in Hell.â€? losangeleshauntedhayride.com Event website: completed theirhttps://hollywood. prison sentence/parole) percent of ex-felons in Iowa who had Halloween canceled halloweenhorrornights.com gotten their rightistobasically vote restored in and to vote in 1974.


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Create New Container Plants This Fall I am new to container gardening. I just bought several big pots that I want to fill with annuals. I don’t know where to begin. Can you give me a few pointers?

VARIETIES OF LETTUCE are easy to grow in containers Lettuce is a cool season crop and leaves develop best in cool but not chill temperatures. Growing lettuce in containers also allows you to control weeds and pests

You may want to start with a basic design and as your experience grows you can become more daring. Look for plants that complement the pot and surrounding landscape. They should all require the same light and moisture conditions. Look for something tall for a vertical accent. This has been traditionally spike but New Zealand Flax (Phormium), fountain grass, taller perennials, and vines on a container size trellis will also work. Now find some fillers. These are medium size plants that provide texture and color around the vertical accent. You may want to select plants that have flowers or foliage with similar color as the container, vertical accent or trailing plants. Repeating color in various parts of the planting help tie it all together. Trailing plants include such things as vinca, deadnettle (Lamium), golden moneywort, sweet potato vine, Dichondra and licorice vine. These help anchor the planting to the container and pull it all together and keep the planting in scale with the pot. Design the planting so its overall mature height will be about twice that of the container. These are just some ideas to help you get started. Gather ideas throughout the year to keep expanding the use and design of container gardens in your landscape. Take pictures or make notes on container plantings you like. You can get great ideas from botanical gardens, magazines and other gardeners.

How to grow lettuce in a container

Container growing lettuce is a common practice for small space gardeners such as apartment dwellers. It can allow an early start because the pots are brought indoors during light freezes and left outdoors during early spring days. Lettuce is a cool season crop and leaves develop best in cool but not chill temperatures. Growing lettuce in containers also allows you to control weeds and pests more easily than in a large gardening space and affords quick access when you want some leaves for a salad.

Planting lettuce in container

Growing lettuce in containers requires the right type of pot and planting medium. Lettuce needs ample room for roots

Cerritos Halloween Festival canceled STAFF REPORT Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City’s annual Halloween Festival has been canceled. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommends that the public take part in this holiday in a manner that reduces the risk of spreading COVID-19. Under the current Health Officer Order, Halloween gatherings, events or parties with non-household members are not permitted, even if they are conducted outdoors. Carnivals, festivals, live entertainment and haunted house attractions are not allowed. Due to the difficulty of maintaining proper social distancing in the following instances, door-to-door trick-or-treating

but you can grow several varieties in 6 to 12 inch (15-30 cm.) pots. The greens need a consistent supply of moisture as they are almost 95 percent water but cannot tolerate wet roots. A clay pot provides a permeable surface that can evaporate any excess water and prevent soggy roots. Make sure there are adequate drainage holes in whatever container you chose. The physical attributes for how to grow lettuce in a container are just the media and pots but now we must turn our attention to sowing and management. Planting lettuce in container gardens can be done by direct sowing or transplants. Prior to planting add ½ tablespoon (7 ml.) of time release fertilizer per gallon of soil. Transplants should be buried ¼ inch (0.5 cm.) deeper than they would be in garden soil and set 6 to 12 inches (15-30 cm.) apart. Seeds are sown when soils are not frozen, ½ inch (1 cm.) deep and 4 to 12 inches (10-30 cm.) apart. Leaf lettuces can be closer together than head types. Use a professional soil mix for planting lettuce in container situations, as the mix is formulated to hold water and provide nutrients. A soil mix is usually peat or compost, soil, and either vermiculite or perlite for water retention. You’ll need 1 to 3 ½ gallons (2-13 L.) of soil depending on the size of your container. Choose a lettuce mix marked “cut and come again” for repeat harvests. Some recommended varieties for growing lettuce in pots are Black Seeded Thompson and red or green oak leaf types. Loose leaf lettuces are better suited to pots than head lettuce. The most important resource when growing lettuce in containers is water. Lettuce has shallow roots and responds best to consistent, shallow watering. Plants grown in the garden need at least an inch per week; lettuce in pots need a bit more. There are numerous pest that enjoy lettuce as much as you do. Combat them with blasts of water or insecticidal soap and for slugs, trap them with containers of beer.

Harvesting container growing lettuce

Cut the outside leaves of loose lettuce when the leaves are young. The leaves will grow back and then you can cut away the entire plant. Always cut lettuce when it is tender as they are quick to bolt and become bitter. Article printed from Gardening Know How: https://www.gardeningknowhow. com

and “trunk or treating,” which involves car-to-car candy dispersal, are not recommended. Online parties, car parades that comply with public health guidance and decorating homes and yards with Halloween-themed decorations are allowed. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate Halloween, it is important to keep in mind the following: •Wear a cloth face covering when outside your home and around others who are not part of your household. •Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet between you and others who are not part of your household. •Wash or sanitize your hands often. •Clean frequently touched items regularly. •If you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID19, stay home and away from others.


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Dad Copes with Tragedy the Best Way He Can

STEPHAN DASTOUS with his son River. Dastous' former wife left River alone in a bathtub while he was at work and River drowned but was later resuscitated suffering severe brain trauma. The doctors wanted him to let River go but he refused and is using technology to bring back his "little man." BY TAMMYE MCDUFF "Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow" - River Phoenix On November 26th 2017, the life of Stephan Dastous changed forever. His infant son, River had a near drowning accident in the bathtub. His heart stopped only to be reanimated by the ER staff. An MRI that was taken three days after the accident showed significant brain injury and the doctors painted a very dark picture. The family was told to let River drift into a coma, never to wake or open his eyes again. River’s parents met, fell in love and married in a very short span of time. When the mother found out about the pregnancy, she did not want to bring it to term; however, due to the trimester she was in, the doctor would not allow a termination. Thus began the tumultuous relationship between mother and infant. Child Protective Services was brought in more than once, due to drug use and shortly after River was born, the marriage fell apart. Even though the parents were divorced, they still wanted to raise River in the best way possible with shared custody. It was during a visit with his mother that River was left alone in the bathtub. Dastous is a director and music producer, and while he was in the studio, he received a phone call, “The police were on the phone, and I could hear chaos in the background. They simple told me there had been an accident and that my son was being rushed to the hospital.” When Dastous arrived to the ER, all hell had broken loose, his ex wife was being put in handcuffs and his 14 month old son was in surgery. As the story goes the mother had left River in the bathtub, possibly because of her drug use, and forgotten he was there. September 10, HMG was invited into the very special world of River Monroe, a most beautiful child with soulful eyes and eyelashes that anyone would be envious of. River has a wonderful home; he has round the clock care and a doting father who will spare nothing to bring his son back. HMG sat down for hours discussing the innovative care that is being given to River, “We did not listen to the doctors, we chose to believe in River, we chose to pray, We chose to research and find a therapy journey. I refused to allow my

son to die,” said Dastous. After about six weeks, River began opening his eyes slightly and moving his foot. Dastous was at the hospital every day, learning proper massage procedures to stimulate Rivers circulation and muscle growth. He was taught how to operate the multitude of machinery that would be needed to keep River’s body functioning and eight months after the accident, River was able to go home. But now it was up to family and friends to keep this beautiful baby boy functioning. With a voice that is calm and soothing Dastous calls his son his ‘little man’ and covers the child’s face in kisses, “We are now at a point where River is out of the acute phase and does not have to be in the hospital all the time. He opens his eyes fully when awake, moves his limbs more than before and is even beginning to have some core strength, so we are working to help him sit on his own and even stand!” At the time of our interview, River had a tracheostomy and gtube surgery scheduled, he has come through splendidly, “River needs extensive care but we are hopeful that the therapies and stimulation recommended by the parents in the support group for Anoxic Brain Injury will help us get River to play as a little boy again.” River recently celebrated his fourth birthday at the beach, a milestone that the doctors would never have imagined. He swam with his father in the ocean, built sandcastles and enjoyed a real boy birthday party. Dastous is creating a documentary of River’s life, “We have done extensive research on new therapies that are working. We want to be able to show other parents and families that there is hope.” Dastous recounts meeting a man in a coffee shop who had seen River. This man was optimistic, he had drowned as a child, but now was an adult, with a family and full life. Update on River: from Dastous ~ September 29, 2020 “Exciting Tuesday! We are trying new stem cell patches. We just began this treatment yesterday so it is hard to tell how it’s helping so far. These patches are supposed to stimulate stem cell production in the body; we have hopes that it will have a positive benefit.” A Go Fund Me page has been set up for River “Help River James Live” and follow his treatment and progress on Facebook at Hearts with River.

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Artesia High football hoping to resume on the field activities by early November BY LOREN KOPFF @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER In a normal season, the Artesia High football team would be in its bye week, having played six games before preparing for its next contest against Westminster High, then wrapping up the regular season with three 605 League contests. But it’s been over six months since the world was hit with a pandemic that altered the way things had been done. Still, high school teachers have to teach, coaches have to coach, and Don Olmstead is no exception to that rule. Entering his fourth season as the head coach for the Pioneers, Olmstead, like many coaches, has had to change his routine and preparation for the upcoming season. But he is optimistic to get his players on the field sooner than later. Once the season is over in late November or early December, depending on how far the Pioneers advance in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, there’s little time for everyone to get a breather before the returning players begin their weightlifting routine. The players get about an hour and a half to an hour and 40 minutes to lift weights every day, which has helped build the program, according to Olmstead. He said the players are doing about 10 reps against the bar,

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but once January arrives, the players are hitting the weights hard. “We really don’t start lifting the ball, really, until the end of April or beginning of May,” Olmstead said. “That’s when we start spring ball. Usually we do four days a week; I think last year we did three days a week. We extended it a week but did we went one less day per week.” He added that after the spring game, the players are usually off, which is the mandatory “dead period”. That comes in June, usually around the time that school is out of session. Following the Fourth of July, summer camp takes place along with passing league on Saturdays. They also throw every Tuesday and Thursday. During the weightlifting period from December to about March or April, Olmstead is working on fundraising and the next season’s non-league schedule. Most of the time, coaches schedule twoyear, home and home contracts with other teams. But every year, there are times where teams need to fill a spot or two that will not be a two-year deal. In fact, Olmstead remembers that in 2018, during the postseason in which the Pioneers advanced to the Division 12 championship game, he was already getting calls from coaches to see if Artesia wanted to play them for the 2019. But even with COVID-19, it hasn’t

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been all that bad for Olmstead as far as getting ready for the 2020 season, which has turned into the winter and early spring of 2021. “Up until July, I really haven’t been working on football [activities], to be perfectly honest because I have family stuff,” Olmstead said. “[My wife and I] are both teachers, so the end of school last year was survive and advance. The spring was a balancing act of keeping your sanity.” O l m stead added that there were other things going on in his personal life that kept his mind off football since the pandemic started. He got to spend more time with his wife and two children than he normally would. But on the football side of things, Olmstead didn’t do too much. He would meet with his coaching staff once a month just to check in and see how everyone was doing. “I basically told the coaches we can’t really do anything because I’m not accepting liability,” he said. “We just have to sit and wait for the county and the [ABC Unified School] district people’s guidelines for us. And so, school started [online] and I’m able to see the kids every day, except for Wednesdays, for about an hour.” Olmstead was quick to say that there is a strong possibility that everyone starts playing football when the virtual teaching is still ongoing and believes that one of two things will happen. “Either we’re going to keep shutting down, or we’re going to open up at some point for football and all the sports,” he said. “Everything goes as planned, all the schools do the correct protocol that they need to do. We open up a little more to where we can get 50 kids together and by the time we get to December, maybe we can follow the normal calendar that the CIF put out.” That calendar, which was put out on July 20, calls for football practices to begin on Dec. 14, the first game to play on Jan. 8, the last game to be played on Mar. 12 (with no bye weeks) and the divisional championships to be held on Apr. 9 or 10 with the state championships the following week. However, a possible problem he questioned was that if things are turned the other way, how long would it take for the numbers to get back down before they could start the process all over. Olmstead met with other coaches on the night of Sept. 22 regarding that issue because more and more Los Angeles County high schools have begun their football practices. That meeting was held because Artesia principal Sergio Garcia got the ball rolling, according to Olmstead, to point out that other districts were allowing their schools to open up again and he wanted to know what Artesia had to do to get its athletes back on campus. He said the next step for Artesia is picking a date, probably the middle of October, to submit its paperwork plan to the district. After that, the board would have to approve it and of all goes good, Olmstead is targeting a date somewhere at the end October or early November to get the players back on the field and practicing in small groups.

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“I basically told the coaches we can’t really do anything because I’m not accepting liability,” he said. “We just have to sit and wait for the county and the ABC Unified School District people’s guidelines for us." Coach Don Olmstead “I personally am one that obviously believes the virus is real and it’s a very big concern of mine, personally and of the kids,” Olmstead said. “With that being said, I think we can follow the guidelines to have small groups. I already told my coaches the first time we meet, you’re probably going to have 10 kids and that’s your 10 kids.” For an optimistic time frame, Olmstead believes he needs about a month of physical conditioning and another half a month or so for his players to be in football shape, i.e. working out with pads and helmets and tackling drills, by the time the Pioneers begin the season at Garden Grove High on Jan. 8. That’s why getting an answer from the district is paramount. Since there’s no true way for Olmstead to monitor every player right now to see if they are doing what needs to be done to stay in shape for when they can return to the field. Olmstead sees it as it’s their career and has a message to his team. “I have my career; I’m a teacher and a football coach,” he said. “I am fulfilling my job as a football coach to the best of my ability and as a teacher. I need you to do that as a student-athlete to prepare yourself so when we do open up, you’re ready to go.” Olmstead also says his players are eager to start and want to get out and do something and they like going to school and the daily routine, which they are not in right now. Other than that, there really hasn’t been much feedback from the players to Olmstead as far as when they can return to practice. At least three Artesia players are not returning because of the current situation and another player transferred out. Olmstead said the freshmen numbers are good, but the rest of the program has been impacted, especially the ones whose parents aren’t working or are working reduced hours because of the pandemic. If all goes well in terms of beginning the football season in January, the Pioneers are slated to play nine games instead of 10 games with the open date coming after the fifth contest. Olmstead said he doesn’t think he’ll seek that last non-league foe. He has received a few inquiries from teams that he doesn’t think would be a formidable matchup. Artesia had to cancel a game against a team from British Columbia once the pandemic hit and that opponent has also pushed its schedule back to that of the CIF-SS. “It potentially could still work,” Olmstead said. “It’s still open on the CIF website. I just don’t want to get anybody, kind of a two-parter. One, I don’t want to play anybody really good two games before league. That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. The other part of it is we might want that as a bye week.” He continued to say that if the team isn’t able to start practicing until Dec. 14, and he wants to get the kids in shape, See ARTESIA page 11


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The Fedde Community Resource CenSupervisor Hilda L. Solis and the DPSS Give 1,000 Students Backpacks with School Supplies Daily supervised outdoor fitness acter is on the Fedde Middle School campus Pick up diapers

a break after the first five games of the season be what the Pioneers need STAFFwould REPORT heading into 605 League action. In closing, Olmstead stated the “We know that it can be costly to obvipreous; everything has been completepare that a child for school, especially during these challenging times,� Supervisor Solis ly different and that everyone is learning told reporters prior to the distribution how things need to be different. He at said DPSS LoantoHeadquarters in down-and that it’sToy going be a big challenge, town Los Angeles. “That’s it’s imeven though they’ve beenwhy meeting virportant that as a County, we do whatever tually all summer, he has the players on we can to help youth in our communities his mind. have the tools they need to be successful “At least we are there when the kids in the classroom. that we felt needed somebody to talk to,� Solis acknowledged the annual event he added. “Maybe they were bored befor its commitment to low-income families cause their parents are really strict in in L.A. County, praising the 85-year-oldnot letting them out offor theitshouse, or maybe Toy Loan Program well-earned they were as asking aboutand when we’re goreputation the largest most successing to practice. Welibrary were there basically ful free toy-lending program in the nation. The program is sponsored supall summer available for them and at their ported by the Board of Supervisors. disposal. I think that’s where we tried to Toy Loan Program was create relationships that wecreated didn’tinthink 1935 during the Great Depression as a we necessarily had.�

free service to allow low-income children to borrow toys from a DPSS toy lending librariesGet in thebreaking same manner that books are news! borrowed from a public library. Children Like us... who participate develop a sense of reLos Cerritos sponsibility through the observance of an honorCommunity code and merit Newspaper system that rewards them when toys are returned on time and undamaged. The program serves approximately 30,000 children at over 50 toy lending libraries located at after school programs,

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in Hawaiian Gardens. The Center provides programs and services for families in need who reside within the ABC Unified School District. Any family in need can access these services, especially low-income families and those experiencing homelessness or are at risk of being homeless.

The ABC Unified School District will be offering free items for district families on Friday, October 2, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. during the Diaper Drive-Thru at the Fedde Community Resource Center (FCRC). “We know many of our families are struggling to make ends meet,â€? said ABCUSD Board of Education President Dr. Olga Rios. “This is our way of giving back. We can’t thank those who have provided Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anadonations to make this event possible.â€? heim-Cypress is currently offering after Items available will be for babies, inschool programs forwindow) the 2020-21 fants, and young children and include diaLOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR Hilda L. Solis (in joinedschool Dept. Theand Club is open pers, training pants, formula, backpacks, of Public Social Services Director Antoniayear! JimĂŠnez DPSS ToyMonday-Friday Loan Program until Giveaway 6:00 PM for Kindergarten through toys, wipes, dresses a n d Supply staff snack for thepacks, annual Backpack & School to ensure that over 1,000 12th grade students. jackets. children ages 5 through 17 have the necessary tools for a successful school year. In each Clubhouse, highly-skilled “These are challenging times, and the staff will provide support for students to needs of our families are great,â€? said Suthem department complete their assignments perintendent Dr. Mary Sieu. organiza“If we can help “Our recognizes the durcommunity centers, nonproďŹ t the Club’s Power homework asincreasing support thatHour children need durtions in andany libraries throughout help way, we need tothe docounty. so. The ing program. and we want to ensure ing this pandemic Thisisyear the 5th anniversaryre- sistance FCRC an marks important community are prepared the tools necessary of the Backpack Giveaway, which amidst with these unprecedented source, and we’re proud of the serves service theyEven for a successful school year, whether is children from families receiving beneďŹ ts times the Club still includes the funitand they provide.â€? virtual or in-personâ€? said DPSS Director from DPSS. Due to the ďŹ nancial impact social activities that support the emotional Those in need just drive up and colAntonia JimĂŠnez. “Today’s children are of COVID-19 on theMasks local economy, physical well-being of youth. lect items needed. must be the worn and tomorrow’s future. That’s why I believe event’s host emphasized that this distribuChildren are placed into small group at all times, and attendees must remain in

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Continued from page 1 “Due to CoVID, we obviously had to slow down a bit with programs, but as we gain in momentum, we wanted to bring this issue back to City Council for input and guidance in establishing the Youth Commission once again.” In September 2005, City council voted to dissolve the Youth Commission, at the end of 2019, conversations began regarding potentially re-establishing the Youth Commission. Staff polled the Teen Alliance Program participants to determine if there was an interest among local teenagers and received positive input from 40 teens. Establishing a Youth Commission in Norwalk would be beneficial both to the City as well as the further development of Norwalk’s younger residents. The City would be able to gain valuable input on the youth perspective to improve recreational programs and City hosted events, which would be useful in shaping future events and development opportunities by incorporating their ideas into the design plans. The Commission would be comprised of teens 13 to 18 years of age who are currently enrolled in school or are a recent graduate. The role of these individuals would be to provide a platform for open discussions with City officials and assist in bridging the gap in communication. There would be a total of 15 commission-

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ers, with each councilperson appointing three individuals from various grade levels, with two year terms. Further, re-establishing the Commission will help the City provide additional leadership development opportunities for Norwalk teens and educate them on civic and local government operations. Mayor Margarita Rios added “I am beyond thrilled that we are taking this up again. I believe that we can all benefit in including the commission this year. We need their point of view in these changing times.” City Council voted unanimously to reestablish the Youth Commission.

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Continued from page 1 says deputies responded to a rescue call just after 3 a.m. in the 12000 block of Portugal Court.The men were declared dead at the scene, where homicide detectives were investigating. A 911 caller found the men unresponsive, deputies calling suspicious but saw no trama. Neighbors said one of the men rented a room with his wife and two kids, the two kids were found unharmed by police. Additional details, including the names of the victims, were not immediately released.

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Continued from page 1 and only a few of the olive trees remain. In the 1890’s Andrew McNally, president of Chicago’s Rand-McNally atlas firm finalized his purchase of 2,378 acres of land for his dream community ‘country gentlemen’s estates’. The La Mirada History Tour features 13 landmarks and provides a great opportunity to learn about La Mirada’s rich history. First on the tour is City Hall and the Eternal Flame monument. The Eternal Flame burns above the names of those service members who gave their lives for their country since 1960, the year the City was incorporated. Continuing to follow the markers are Olive Lawn Memorial Park, Biola University and the Olive Grove at Biola University. This is the site of the last contiguous section of olive trees in the City, who once had a flourishing agricultural industry raising olives and citrus fruit. The star on the tour is Neff Park, home to the Neff Estate and the George House. The estate covers ten acres that is home to three historic buildings. The Neff House built in 1894 was used as the headquarters for the ranch which was run by McNally’s daughter and her husband. A brochure is available to guide residents to local sites where physical markers highlight historical facts of interest. Smartphone-readable QR codes and hard copies of the brochures will be affixed

to the markers to provide access to the information. “Choosing the photos took much discussion, and this is an ongoing project to be added to as time goes on and hopefully someday we may have a museum to add to the guide,” said Harry Scott, HPAC Member. La Mirada’s City Council, Historical Preservation Advisory Council and staff worked collaboratively to update the information and ensure sites with historical relevance were included to provide insight into La Mirada’s past. The physical markers were placed earlier this month by the City’s Public Works crews. An unveiling of the project took place on Friday, September 25th at the Civic Center landmark and included members of the City Council and Historical Preservation Advisory Council. “The City Council appreciates the great work and contributions by the Historical Preservation Advisory Council to preserve and promote La Mirada’s history,” says Mayor John Lewis. “The La Mirada History Tour provides a great way for residents to connect with La Mirada’s past. Residents and visitors could follow the guide on bicycle or the walking path; learn the rich history of La Mirada while getting some exercise as well.” The La Mirada History Tour guide is available on the City’s website at cityoflamirada.org.

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be welcome tax revenue for all cities, but especially welcome in Hawaiian Gardens, a city that receives 70% of its revenue from the Gardens, Bell Gardens, 50%, and Commerce 30%. According to a study by the California Gaming Association,card rooms statewide generated $1.6 billion in wages and benefits, accounted for over 32,000 jobs and $500 million in state and local taxes, and contributed more than $2 billion in economic benefits. In Hawaiian Gardens alone, the Gardens Casino contributes over $1 million per month, 74% of the city’s revenue; the city of Bell Gardens generates approximately $13 million from their partnership with the Bicycle Hotel & Casino, which is 44% of the General Fund; Commerce City Manager Edgar Cisneros recently told HMG-LCCN that the Commerce Casino generates over $2 million per month for the city. The City of Gardena is losing approximately $800,000 in direct revenue from its card room and $10,000 a month in sales tax revenue. In Inglewood, the city is losing $500,000 a month in revenue generated from Hollywood Park Casino.

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OCTOBER 2, 2020

Crime Summary

September 21 - September 27, 2020 Aggravated Assault • A victim was assaulted during a domestic incident on the 15300 block of Bluefield Ave. The suspect was detained and arrested at the scene. Other Structure Burglary • A late night door smash burglary was reported on the 15700 block of Imperial Hwy. • A storage unit was broken into on the 15000 block of Alondra Blvd. Vehicle Burglary • A late night burglary was reported on the 14500 block of Artesia Blvd. • A laptop and various tools were reported stolen during an overnight burglary on the 14400 block of Gardenhill Dr. Grand Theft • An early morning theft of a catalytic converter was reported on the 14400 block of Gardenhill Dr. • Empty milk crates were reported stolen during an afternoon theft on the14800 block of Telegraph Rd. Grand Theft Auto • A truck was reported stolen on the14100 block of Biola Ave. • A stolen truck was recovered on the 14800 block of Firestone Blvd.

Census Scam

The 2020 Census is underway and it is your civic duty to participate. The

HOMEKEY

Continued from page 3 Chief Executive Office dated September 1, 2020, the county outlined that “Project Homekey sites receiving funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund are exempt from local permitting requirements.” Plans by the county are to use the facility and its 56 rooms as an interim shelter within 90-days of purchase, and then convert to permanent housing by FY2022-2023. They have indicated that “per the state’s grant requirements, the property will have a covenant restricting the use and Target Population for 55 years.” City officials have clearly indicated that the city of Norwalk is a willing participant in doing its fair share in its fight against homelessness. However, the added strain on city services placed on the city by the state and county, along with failure to allow input by the city and residents cannot continue to go unaddressed. Efforts to bring this matter to the attention of the county were made in a letter to the County of Los Angeles, dated September 23, 2020. Therein, Mayor Perez outlined the “significant negative general fund impacts that the acquisition and utilization of this property for use as interim and permanent supportive housing would cause to the city of Norwalk.” Estimates provided by the city show a loss of “$140,000 in transient occupancy tax and $15,500 in property tax

COMMERCE

Continued from page 1 after that the Commerce Planning Commission subsequently pulled From the Earth’s license. The lawsuit is asking for $400,000 from Commerce and Beltran along with punitive damages.

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Los Angeles District Attorney's Office is urging residents to beware of scammers using this opportunity to steal your personal information. In the Census Scam, con artists send emails claiming to be United States Census Bureau representatives and ask for information such as your Social Security number and bank account or credit card accounts. They also may request donations. Crooks also will go house-to-house giving the false impression that they are collecting census responses. TIPS: • The U.S. Census Bureau will never ask you for donations or your Social Security number, bank account or credit card details. • The U.S. Census Bureau will not send you an email. If you receive an email, do not reply, click any links or open any attachments. • If someone visits your home, verify their identity by checking for a valid identification badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date. • If you suspect criminal activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. District Attorney Jackie Lacey explains how the scam works in this video. For a printable version of this fraud alert, click here. If you have any questions regarding threats or scams please contact the La Mirada Community Sheriff's Station at (562) 902-2960.

annually.” City officials would like the county to reconsider the purchase given the added financial strain on city revenue and the violation of the city’s adopted General Plan Use designation and zoning ordinance. Although expressing frustration due to lack of input on these matters, city officials have indicated they embrace Governor Newsom’s desire to collaborate with local governments during this pandemic when he stated, “localism is determinative.” The city is seeking results and hopes the state will work directly with the city as Newsom himself recently said, the “State of California has a responsibility to support cities and counties” in its fight against homelessness. The city has invested into a half-million-dollar program that has been credited with the sudden decrease of homeless residents in the city. In 2017, the city counted 317 homeless individuals on the streets of Norwalk as part of the Los Angeles County Homeless Service Authority official count. Since then, that number has decreased reaching a low of 168 at the beginning of this year. “The city has proven it knows how to deal with its homelessness problem. We just want the state and county to provide us directly with the tools necessary to continue the fight,” added Perez. The City of Norwalk expects further dialogue with county officials in hopes of working together to ensure that the state and county address their concerns.

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Public Health Announces Timeline for Sector Re-openings Outside Playgrounds

STAFF REPORT The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health), in consultation with the Board of Supervisors, will revise the Health Officer Order to allow for limited in-door operations at nail salons and shopping malls, outdoor operations for cardrooms, re-opening of outside playgrounds and the school waiver program for grades TK-2. The following sectors and program will be allowed to reopen on the following dates under the following restrictions:

Nail Salons October 1

Indoor services may resume at 25% capacity. Outdoor services should continue as much as possible.

Schools (TK-2) Waiver Program

Applications can be submitted on October 5 Limited to 30 schools per week.

Cardrooms October 5

Outdoor operations only. Food and beverages may not be served at the tables.

Indoor Shopping Malls October 7

Occupancy limited to 25% capacity; all food courts and all common areas remain closed.

At the discretion of cities and L.A. County Parks and Recreation Face coverings and physical distancing are required.

Breweries and Wineries

Public Health is consulting with County Counsel to determine the process and date for re-opening outdoor operations at breweries and wineries serving a meal. PH anticipate this process will be completed in a week.

Schools

Beginning Monday, October 5, school waiver applications for in-person instruction for students in grades TK-2 will be available online at publichealth.lacounty. gov. Applications will be received and reviewed by Public Health in consultation with the State. Schools must follow all required school re-opening protocols. Students will be in cohorts of no more than 12 children and two supervising adults in each classroom. This group of students and adults will need to stay together throughout the entire day for all activities. Every school that re-opens will receive a site visit from Public Health. Public Health has a dedicated team of specialists providing technical assistance and disease management control to all schools that are reopened or re-opening.

Prevent vehicle burglaries

The best security against vehicle burglars is to avoid storing items in the car. If you do, secure or conceal the items. Vehicle burglaries have increased Always lock car doors and report the considerably in Los Angeles and Orange license plates or descriptions of suspicounties. According to Cerritos Sheriff’s cious vehicles or persons immediately to Station deputies, items left in plain view the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station. – including laptops, cell phones, garage For more vehicle burglary prevention door openers, purses, briefcases, wallets tips, call the Community Safety Division and gym bags – are some of the most at (562) 916-1266 or visit the Safer Cerfrequently stolen A0424-Used Oilitems. (Cerritos) 9/23/05 1:33 Pageat 1safercerritos.com. ritos PM website

The City of Cerritos encourages its residents to recycle their used motor oil and oil filters. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s the right thing to do.

Anything that goes into a storm drain in Cerritos has an impact on the health of Los Angeles County beaches and coastal waters. So remember that…

Storm Drains Are For Rain! Not Automotive Fluids Not Pet Waste Not Yard Waste Not Paint Not Litter

USED OIL COLLECTION CENTERS

Commerce Councilmembers Ivan Altimirano and John Soria are good friends with Beltran, in fact they participated in a Cannabus to Las Vegas last year as exclusive reported by HMG-CN. Soria, who worked for the LA County Sheriff’s, was investigated for the trip and eventually left his job. He was hired by the city of Montebello months later.

Browning Mazda 18827 Studebaker Road (562) 924-1414

Cerritos Ford/Lincoln/Mercury/Hyundai 18900 Studebaker Road (562) 405-3500

Firestone Store 11524 South St (562) 924-5546

Cerritos Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep 18803 Studebaker Road (562) 402-5335

Lexus of Cerritos 18800 Studebaker Road (562) 865-7447

Norm Reeves Honda 18500 Studebaker Road (562) 345-9100

Cerritos Acura 18827 Studebaker Road (562) 402-5281

Penske Chevrolet of Cerritos 18605 S Studebaker Road (562) 924-1676

Power Toyota/Scion Cerritos 18700 Studebaker Road (562) 860-6561

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Penske Buick GMC of Cerritos 17720 Crusader Avenue (562) 733-3861

A recycling reminder from the City of Cerritos. Paid for by a grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).


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Prepare to survive for seven days after disaster

OCTOBER 2, 2020

27th Annual Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition BY TAMMYE MCDUFF

EARTHQUAKE-LIKE DAMAGE should remind Californians they will have very similar needs following the “big one.” Post-quake necessities like food, water and shelter will be pressing needs. STAFF REPORT Hurricane Sandy affected 24 states and hit front pages across the country when it slammed into New Jersey and New York. Power was out for days. Food, water supplies and roads were drenched leaving many to fend for themselves. Earthquake-like damage should remind Californians they will have very similar needs following the “big one.” Post-quake necessities like food, water and shelter will be pressing needs. The citywide emergency information radio service will broadcast Lakewoodspecific information directly to residents following a crisis. Anyone who has a car or a battery-powered radio, made after 1990, will be able to monitor 1620 AM, even if all electrical power is out. The station's transmitter is small and tough and in a protected facility supplied with backup power. City staff are trained to get 1620 AM up and running immediately

Wildlife feeding prohibited in Cerritos To protect the health and safety of the public and birds and animals, feeding wildlife is prohibited at Cerritos recreation facilities with areas of water. Heritage Park experiences the highest

after a disaster. Lakewood’s “Survive for 7” program can help you be better prepared. A free “Survive for 7” disaster prep planning program is scheduled several times each year. The one-evening program educates residents about emergency preparedness and teaches skills to survive in the first week following a catastrophe. To sign up for the class, go to www.lakewoodcity.org/ecatalog and enter "Survive for 7" in the search box. The city's catalog of recreation and special interest programs contains the latest schedule of classes. It can be viewed as a printable PDF or seen in the online eCatalog systems which also accommodates electronic RSVPs. For more information, see www.lakewoodcity.org/catalog. You can visit www.lakewoodcity. org/Survive to watch the workshop from the comfort of your home at your convenience. number of patrons feeding wildlife. As a result, the increased accumulation of excrement and uneaten human foods at the bottom of the pond, walkways and surrounding areas of the park contribute to a continuous decline in the water quality of the moat. Signs banning wildlife feeding are posted at all Cerritos recreation facilities with bodies of water.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DEMETRIA MCCLEARY Case No. 20STPB07885 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DEMETRIA MCCLEARY A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Denise Lorraine Medina in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Denise Lorraine Medina be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Feb. 10, 2021 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 79 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: RICHARD A LEHN ESQ SBN 147571 ARDIS & LEHN APC 9530 E IMPERIAL HWY STE J DOWNEY CA 90242-3041 CN972322 MCCLEARY Oct 2,9,16, 2020

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard announced the winners of the 27th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition during a Zoom Virtual Awards Ceremony. “The Art Competition holds a very special place in my heart,” said Allard, “I am saddened that due to the coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution for everyone’s health and safety, we are not able to gather as we have in the past to celebrate with music and food at the Citadel. However, I am delighted that nothing stops us from celebrating the tremendous talent of the students of the 40th Congressional District.” ‘Life Supports in Hands’, by Steve Gomez is this year’s first place winner. Gomez is a student at Paramount High School and his instructor is Juan Navarro. Using acrylic and tempera paint, it took him two months to complete his pointillism style art piece, which is a technique of painting in small, distinct dots of color to form an image. He was inspired by a good friend who passed away, she loved art and how the people she left behind are still hurting. His entry will be displayed in the nation’s Capitol until June 2021 while the remaining winning students will have their artwork displayed in Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s District Office in Commerce. A Downey High School student, Sarah Barrios, placed second with a watercolor painting entitled,’ Hands of Hope’ and Maywood Academy High School student Nathalie Casas won third place for her acrylic painting, ‘Aurora’. The three honorable mention awardees were: Bell High School graduate Eduardo Valverde, who submitted a pen and ink drawing; Downey High School student Bibiana Delosangles Leon and her mixed media art work; and Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School student Boston Pablo from South

Cerritos extends animal care services contract Cerritos has approved a two-year extension of its contract with the City of Long Beach for animal care services. from July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022. The cost for the fiscal year 2020-2021 is $359,406. The cost for the second year will be adjusted accordingly based on the Consumer Price Index.

1ST PLACE Steve Gomez, Life Supports in Hands. Los Angeles and his graphite pencil drawing. The People’s Choice Award winner was recent Downey High School graduate Carrie Breault, who received 487 votes from the community at-large for her art piece, ‘Float To Your Dreams’. The 147 entries submitted for the art competition were judged on originality, technical skill, artistic presentation, and use of color and contrast. First place winner Gomez was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, a $200 gift card for art supplies, a trip to Washington, D.C. to view the national exhibit, and $500 for travel expenses. Barrios will receive a $750 scholarship and a $175 gift card for art supplies. Third place winner Casas will receive a $500 scholarship and a $150 gift card for art supplies. Honorable mention winners will each receive a $250 scholarship and a $125 gift card for art supplies. The deadline to submit an entry for the 28th Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition is Thursday, February 4, 2021. Since 1989, Cerritos has contracted with Long Beach for animal care. Over the years, Long Beach has enhanced services and improved response times to service calls. Residents are now able to renew licenses online, and a full-time State-licensed veterinarian has been hired. For more information, contact Long Beach Animal Care Services at (562) 5707387 or longbeach.gov/acs. Residents may also call the City’s Community Safety Division for information on an animal care at (562) 916-1266.

CITY OF LA MIRADA NOTICE OF INVITING BIDS PURCHASE OF CITY VEHICLES Notice is given that the City of La Mirada hereby invites sealed bids for the purchase of one (1) new Heavy Duty Extended Cab Chassis Truck 4x2 Chassis, 6.0L EFI V-8 Engine (NO DIESEL) with service body or approved equivalent; three (3) new Chevrolet Silverado Pick Up Trucks 2500 HD, 6.6L V-8 Engine (NO DIESEL) or approved equivalent; one (1) new Ford Fusion Hybrid Plug In Titanium 2.0 iVCT I-4 Engine with eCVT Transmission; and, one (1) new Heavy Duty Cab Chassis Truck 4x2 Chassis, 6.0L EFI V-8 Engine (NO DIESEL) with dump bed or approved equivalent. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the City Clerk on or before Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Bids must be submitted on the blank forms, prepared and furnished for that purpose and included in the Notice Inviting Bids on file in the City Clerk’s Office located at La Mirada City Hall, 13700 La Mirada Boulevard, California 90638. 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. Anne Haraksin, City Clerk Published at La Mirada Lamplighter 10/2/20 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS KATHRINA A.MOJICA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: KATHRINA ALCASID MOJICA-YE. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant a petition without a hearing. Court date 11/20/20, Dept C, 10:30 A.M. Published at LCCN 10/2, 10/9, 10/16 AND 10/23/20. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MALLORY TAYLOR MOJICA YE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: MALLORY TAYLOR MOJICA-YE. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant a petition without a hearing. Court date 11/20/20, Dept C, 10:30 A.M. Published at LCCN 10/2, 10/9, 10/16 AND 10/23/20. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MADISON TAYLOR MOJICA YE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: MADISON TAYLOR MOJICA-YE. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant a petition without a hearing. Court date 11/20/20, Dept C, 10:30 A.M. Published at LCCN 10/2, 10/9, 10/16 AND 10/23/20.


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T.S. No.: 200908279 Notice Of Trustee's Sale APN 7008-005-033 U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development Notice Of Default And Foreclosure Sale Recorded in accordance with 12 USCA 3764 (c) Whereas, on 7/13/2009, a certain Deed of Trust was executed by Robert J. Di Sessa, an unmarried man as trustor in favor of Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (solely as nominee for Lender and Lender's successors and assigns) and the successors and assigns of MERS as beneficiary, and Commonwealth Land Title Company as trustee, and was recorded on 7/22/2009, as Instrument No. 20091107148, in the Office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California; and Whereas, the Deed of Trust was insured by the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (the Secretary) pursuant to the National Housing Act for the purpose of providing single family housing; and Whereas, the beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust is now owned by the Secretary, pursuant to an Assignment of Deed of Trust dated 8/7/2015, recorded on 9/2/2015, as instrument number 20151084361, in the Office of the County Recorder, Los Angeles County, California; and Whereas, a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Deed of Trust in that the payment due on 6/17/2017, was not made and remains wholly unpaid as of the date of this notice, and no payment has been made sufficient to restore the loan to currency; and Whereas, the entire amount delinquent as of 10/20/2020 is $865,054.96; and Whereas, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust to be immediately due and payable; Now Therefore, pursuant to powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, 12 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR part 27, subpart B, and by the Secretary's designation of Total Lender Solutions, Inc. as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on 12/28/2018 as instrument number 20181313015, notice is hereby given that on 10/20/2020 at 11:00 AM local time, all real and personal property at or used in connection with the following described property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: Legal Description: Lot 60 Of Tract 27356, In The City Of Cerritos, County Of Los Angeles, State Of California, As Per Map Recorded In Book 806, Pages 69 And 70 Of Maps, In The Office Of The County Recorder Of Said County. Commonly known as: 17139 Leal Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703 The sale will be held at Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid an estimate of $865,054.96. There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his prorata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bids, all bidders except the Secretary must submit a deposit totaling $86,505.49 [10% of the Secretary's bid] in the form of a certified check or cashier's check made out to the Secretary of HUD. Each oral bid need not be accompanied by a deposit. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of $86,505.49 must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within 30 days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier's check. If the Secretary is the high bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveyancing fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for 15-day increments for a fee of $500.00, paid in advance. The extension fee shall be in the form of a certified or cashier's check made payable to the Secretary of HUD. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder may be required to forfeit the cash deposit or, at the election of the foreclosure commissioner after consultation with the HUD Field Office representative, will be liable to HUD for any costs incurred as a result of such failure. The commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD field office Representative, offer the Property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein. HUD does not guarantee that the property will be vacant. The amount that must be paid if the Mortgage is to be reinstated prior to the scheduled sale is $865,054.96, as of 10/19/2020, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner's attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. Date: 9/8/2020 Total Lender Solutions, Inc. U.S. Dept. of HUD Foreclosure Commissioner By: /s/Max Newman 10505 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 125 San Diego, CA, 92121 Phone: 866-535-3736 Fax: 866-242-8599 A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document. State Of CA County Of San Diego On 9/15/2020 before me, Brittany Anne Lokey, a notary public personally appeared, Max Newman who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same in his authorized capacity, and that by his signature on the instrument the person, or the entity upon behalf of which the person acted, executed the instrument. I certify under Penalty Of Perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. Witness my hand and official seal. Brittany Anne Lokey Published at Los Cerritos Community News 9/18, 9/25, 10/2

Loan No.: 19-2524 Boswell TS no. 2020-10138 APN: 7008-003-016 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/30/2019, UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on 10/20/2020, at 10:00 AM of said day, Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766, Beneficial TD Services LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Phoebe Boswell, an unmarried woman recorded on 1/3/2020 in Book n/a of Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, at page n/a, Recorder’s Instrument No. 20200007221, by reason of a breach or default in payment or performance of the obligations secured thereby, including that breach or default, Notice of which was recorded 6/15/2020 as Recorder’s Instrument No. 20200649546, in Book n/a, at page n/a, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, lawful money of the United States, evidenced by a Cashier’s Check drawn on a state or national bank, or the equivalent thereof drawn on any other financial institution specified in section 5102 of the California Financial Code, authorized to do business in the State of California, ALL PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF SALE, all right, title and interest held by it as Trustee, in that real property situated in said County and State, described as follows: Lot 16, Tract 26261, per Map, Book 777, Pages 97 and 98 of Maps. The street address or other common designation of the real property hereinabove described is purported to be: 13000 Palm Place, Cerritos, CA 90703. The undersigned disclaims all liability for any incorrectness in said street address or other common designation. Said sale will be made without warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, or other encumbrances, to satisfy the unpaid obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest and other sums as provided therein; plus advances, if any, thereunder and interest thereon; and plus fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of said obligations at the time of initial publication of this Notice is $55,468.35. In the event that the deed of trust described in this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is secured by real property containing from one to four single-family residences, the following notices are provided pursuant to the provisions of Civil Code section 2924f: NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee’s sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 2020-10138. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not be immediately reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Dated: 9/18/2020 Beneficial TD Services LLC, a California Limited Liability Company By: Ashwood TD Services LLC, its Agent Christopher Loria, Trustee's Sale Officer P.O. Box 3552, Paso Robles, CA 93447 (SEAL) Tel.: (805) 296-3176 Fax: (805) 323-9054 Trustee’s Sale Information: (916) 939-0772 or www.nationwideposting.com NPP0371524 To: LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 09/25/2020, 10/02/2020, 10/09/2020

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 10/15/2020 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Elizabeth Merritt; Cesar Lopez; Leticia Nunez; Moises Martinez Guandique; Erika Rendon; Natalie Garcia; Angelica M Barajas; Maria Isabel Portillo; Luciano Romero Ramos; Oscar Rony Garcia; Pia Gomez; Juan Carlos Garcia Delgado; Ana Cristina Gonzalez; Christopher Gonzalez; Giovanni Diego; Yolanda Corral; Timothy Michael Vaughan; Maria De Los Angeles Mendez; Michael Julian Trainor; Gabriela Cambron Guerra. All property is being stored at the above selfstorage 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 10/15/2020 at 10:00AM. Unless stated otherwise the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings. Suzanne Michelle Vanasse; Alfred Henry Baca; Kyron K Williams; Curtis Jr Williams. All property is being stored at the above self-storage facility. This sale may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. See manager for details. Published at Los Cerritos Commuity News 9/25 and 10/2/20 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 2020110872 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: FIVE M'S REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE AND CONSULTING, 16403 HOLMES PLACE, CERRITOS, CA., 90703. Registered Owner: MONA HAWKINS. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED AS A INDIVIDUAL. The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 2/2007. 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/ MONA HAWKINS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on . 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 7/30,8/7, 8/14, 8/21/20

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No.: 2020-02080 Loan No.: WHEELER/CHERNISH ETAL YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/08/2015. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: FRANCES WHEELER Duly Appointed Trustee: Foreclosure Specialists, Inc,. A California Corporation Recorded 12/16/2015 as Instrument No. 2015-1582234 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, Date of Sale: 10/15/2020 at 10:00AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $481,553.02 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 11228 SHARON STREET CERRITOS , CA 90703 A.P.N.: 7034-014-012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 760-758-7622 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.ZENITHTRUSTEE.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 2020-02080. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 09/16/2020 Foreclosure Specialists, Inc,. A California Corporation DBA Zenith Trustee Services 217 Civic Center Drive # 2 Vista, California 92084 Sale Line: 760-758-7622 DANA A. FAZIO, TRUSTEE OFFICER NPP0371532 To: LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 09/25/2020, 10/02/2020, 10/09/2020

Public Hearing Instructional Materials Compliance A Public Hearing will be held virtually on the ABC Unified School District website on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. as part of the School Board meeting. The Public Hearing will stream virtually on www.myabcusd.org/boardmeeting during Open Session. The Public Hearing is held in compliance with State guidelines to determine the adequacy of instructional materials in the District. Published at LCCN 9/25 and 10/2/20

APN 376-032-020-3 TS No. 180904260 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND FORECLOSURE SALE Recorded in accordance with 12 USCA 3764 (c) WHEREAS, on 10/28/2005, a certain Deed of Trust was executed by Madeline Somerville, a widow as trustor in favor of Seattle Mortgage Company as beneficiary, and Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. as trustee, and was recorded on 11/4/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-0919582, in the Office of the County Recorder of Riverside County, California; and WHEREAS, the Deed of Trust was insured by the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (the Secretary) pursuant to the National Housing Act for the purpose of providing single family housing; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust is now owned by the Secretary, pursuant to an Assignment of Deed of Trust dated 11/23/2015, recorded on 3/22/2016, as instrument number 2016-0110055, in the Office of the County Recorder, Riverside County, California; and WHEREAS, a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Deed of Trust in that the payment due on 7/5/2018, was not made and remains wholly unpaid as of the date of this notice, and no payment has been made sufficient to restore the loan to currency; and WHEREAS, the entire amount delinquent as of 10/16/2018 is $200,406.60; and WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust to be immediately due and payable; NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, 12 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR part 27, subpart B, and by the Secretary’s designation of Law Offices of Jason C Tatman APC as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on 9/4/2018 as instrument number 2018-0353951, notice is hereby given that on 10/16/2018 at 9:30 AM local time, all real and personal property at or Used In Connection With The Following Described Property Will Be Sold At Public Auction To The Highest Bidder: Legal Description: Lot 60 Of Tract 27356, In The City Of Cerritos, County Of Los Angeles, State Of California, As Per Map Recorded In Book 806, Pages 69 And 70 Of Maps, In The Office Of The County Recorder Of Said County. Commonly known as: 17139 Leal Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703 The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid an estimate of $303,956.09. There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his prorata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bids, all bidders except the Secretary must submit a deposit totaling $30,395.61 [10% of the Secretary’s bid] in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. Each oral bid need not be accompanied by a deposit. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of $30,395.61 must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within 30 days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the high bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveyancing fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for 15-day increments for a fee of $500.00, paid in advance. The extension fee shall be in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of HUD. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder may be required to forfeit the cash deposit or, at the election of the foreclosure commissioner after consultation with the HUD Field Office representative, will be liable to HUD for any costs incurred as a result of such failure. The commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD field office Representative, offer the Property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein. HUD does not guarantee that the property will be vacant. The amount that must be paid if the Mortgage is to be reinstated prior to the scheduled sale is $200,406.60, as of 10/15/2018, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. Date: Total Lender Solutions, Inc. U.S. Dept. of HUD Foreclosure Commissioner BY: /s/ Chelcey Romeril 10951 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 2F San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: 866-535-3736 Fax: 760-278-9505 A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document. State of California County of San Diego On before me, a Notary Public, personally appeared who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/ their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument. I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. WITNESS my hand and official seal Signature

Extra Space Storage will sell at public auction at the storage facility listed below, to satisfy the lien of the owner, personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at location indicated: 10753 Artesia Blvd. Cerritos, Ca. 90703 on 10/07/2020 at 11:00 am Monique Rivas clothes, Eric Myres Christmas decorations, 20 medium boxes, Noel Lucero studio apt., Xuesh Shadid household items, Valencia Bass party supplies and equipment Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. LCCN 9/18 and 9/25/20 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PURCHASE REAL PROPERTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that it is the intention of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, State of California, to purchase the fol-lowing described Real Property, located in Los Angeles County, State of California, from the named vendors at the designated prices. It is the intent of the County to use the Real Property to provide housing units for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. Property 1: Motel 6 Baldwin Park Assessor's Parcel Number(s): 8460-006-026 and 8460-006-027. The property consists of approxi-mately 1.88 acres, located at 14510 Garvey Avenue, in the City of Baldwin Park, CA 91706. SELLER: G6 Hospitality Property LLC, a Delaware limited liabil-ity company. PRICE: $7,100,000. Property 2: Motel 6 Hacienda Heights Assessor's Parcel Num-ber(s): 8220-022-063 and 822-022-060. The property consists of approximately 2.61 acres, located at 1172 South 7th Avenue, in the City of Hacienda Heights, CA 91745 (Unincorporated Area) (per As-sessor Parcel number). Property address is also identified as 1154 South 7th Avenue by Seller. SELLER: G6 Hospitality Property LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. PRICE: $12,450,000. Property 3: Motel 6 Harbor City Assessor's Parcel Number(s): 7409-019-014. The property consists of approximately 1.31 acres, located at 820 West Sepulveda Boulevard, in the City of Harbor City, CA 90710 (Unincorporated Area). SELLER: G6 Hospi-tality Property LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. PRICE: $6,945,000. Property 4: Motel 6 Long Beach Assessor's Parcel Number(s): 7240-025-017. The property consists of approxi-mately 0.56 acres, located at 5665 East 7th Street, in the City of Long Beach, CA 90804. SELLER: G6 Hospitality Property LLC, a Delaware limited liabil-ity company. PRICE: $5,615,000. Property 5: Motel 6 Norwalk Assessor's Parcel Number(s): 8076-001-043. The property consists of approxi-mately 0.68 acres, located at 10646 East Rosecrans Avenue, in the City of Norwalk, CA 90650. SELLER: G6 Hospitality Property LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. PRICE: $5,740,000. Property 6: Motel 6 Whittier Asses-sor's Parcel Number(s): 8177-024-009. The property consists of approximately 1.62 acres, located at 8221 South Pioneer Boulevard, in the City of Whit-tier, CA 90606 (Unincorporated Area). SELLER: G6 Hospitality Property LLC, a Delaware limited liabil-ity company. PRICE: $10,333,094. Property 7: Travel Plaza Inn Assessor's Parcel Number(s): 7302-016-017. The property consists of approxi-mately 0.66 acres, located at 1116 South Long Beach Boulevard, in the City of Compton, CA 90221. SELLER: Om Shree Ganesha LLC. PRICE: $6,580,000. Property 8: Willow Tree Inn Asses-sor's Parcel Number(s): 7319-024-044. The property consists of approximately 1.53 acres, located at 1919 West Artesia Boulevard, in the City of Comp-ton, CA 90220. SELLER: SuShil Capital LLC. PRICE: $16,000,000. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the purchase of the Real Property described above will be consummated by the Board of Super-visors of the County of Los Angeles, State of Cali-fornia, on October 27th, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. at the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the County's Safer at Home Order, a virtual public hear-ing may be held. The Los Angeles County facilities may still be closed to the public at this time. Please visit http://bos.lacounty.gov/Board-Meeting/Board-Agendas for details on how to listen to the virtual meeting and/or address the Board. No obligation will arise against the County and in favor of the Sellers with respect to the purchase of the Real Property de-scribed herein until the Board of Supervisors ap-proves the purchase on the named consummation date. CELIA ZAVALA, Executive Officer, Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles. APPROVED AS TO FORM: MARY C. WICKHAM County Counsel CN972465 092920 Oct 2,9,16, 2020


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