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Artesia Celebrates 50th Anniversary With a Parade Down Pioneer Boulevard
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started. A welcome banner and the They gathered along the side- Long Beach Mountain Police walks abutting Pioneer Boule- followed the Riders. The Artevard. Some with chairs, others sia DES Band was the first of 11 sitting on the bands in the curb, and still parade. They others were included the standing. It Artesia High was 8:30 a.m. School Band, The sky was Valley High overcast. School, NorT h i s walk High, writer was Dana Midstanding on dle School, the corner of Mayfair 183rd Street High School, and Pioneer Former Artesia Mayor Gretchen Whitney. Villa Park Boulevard. H i g h Suddenly School, there was a roar and the Artesia Centennial High School, Gahr P.M. Riders on their motorcycles High School and Ross Middle appeared, headed by Councilman School, Rancho La Laguna, and John Martins. The parade had Colegio De Bachilleres.
ABC Breaks Through API Score Goal By Jerry Bernstein In a burst of scholastic energy the ABC Unified School District broke through the state’s API [Academic Performance Index] goal of 800 with a score of 814. Leading the way was Whitney High School with a score of 985 points. Superintendent Gary Smuts said this was the first time the District had breached the 800
goal. He said some of the school scores were “even more amazing” than the District’s overall rating. The school with the highest gain in the District with 40 points was Carver Elementary School with a total score of 817. Artesia High School’s Special Education Students increased their average by 80 points, English Language writers by 63 points with an
Supervisor Don and Mrs. Knabe enjoy the 50th anniversary parade on Pioneer Blvd., over eleven bands and forty organizations participated in the ninety minute parade. There were three Grand Marshals presiding over the parade.. They were former Artesia Mayor Gretchen Whitney, Artesia’s Oldest Resident Bill Walker, and Education Grand Marshall former ABC Principal George
Dominguez. The parade lasted approximately 90 minutes, ending shortly after the overcast disappeared and the sun came out to see what was going on. Miss Artesia and her See Parade on Page 8
Seven "Gang Members" Taken Oﬀ Hawaiian Gardens Injunction List By Jerry Bernstein Seven names have been taken off the Gang Injunction list in Hawaiian Gardens following meet-
Sports Football• Valley Christian Wins • Artesia Loses Volleyball• Lady Eagles Keep Norwalk Winless In Suburban League With Sweep
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Hundreds of Cerritos seniors swarmed the Senior Health, Safety and Information Fair sponsored by the Cerritos Senior Center for a continental breakfast, flu shots, and the opportunity to talk with 84 vendors from local companies who were more than happy to promote their businesses or services. The California Public Utilities Commission representative explained the Ten Tips for Buying
Cell Phone Service; a five-minute hearing test was offered by the Parker Hearing Institute and Sonus Hearing Care Centers; and health benefits were explained by representatives from AARP, CALMA, Haven HealthCare, Independent Living Home Health Care, and MCS, Inc. The Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services, the Social Security Administration, California Public Utilities ComSee Fair on Page 12
Superintendent Speaks at Chamber Lunch
12 meeting, Sheriff Baca said he and his people have met with the Pastor five times to resolve issues growing out of the gang sweeps last spring, and they plan to con-
Cerritos Senior Health Fair a Success With Residents By Larry Caballero
La Palma Recognition
Index Sheriff Lee Baca and Lakewood Sheriff Captain Christy Guyovich make report on community meetings at the Oct.13 Hawaiian Gardens City Council Meeting. ings the past two months between Sheriff Lee Baca and Way Out Ministry Pastor Barry Bruce and his wife. In a report to the Hawaiian Gardens City Council at its Oct.
tinue the meetings. He said what is important is the results from the meetings. Lakewood Sheriff Station Captain Christy Guyovich said See Gangs on Page 13
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City of Cerritos Honors Marine Sergeant Jonathan Yi
Presenting Marine Sergeant Jonathan Yi with proclamation for meritorious service are (l-r) Ceritos Councilmember Jim Edwards, Mayor Pro Tem Joseph Cho, Mayor Bruce Barrows, and Councilmember Carol Chen. Cerritos Mayor Bruce W. Barrows presented a proclamation honoring Meritorious Marine Jonathan K. Yi on Oct. 9 at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel. Sergeant Yi, a Korean-American, was presented the proclamation at 11:30 a.m. in the fountain courtyard. Sergeant Yi earned the Meritorious Marine Award for his exceptional performance of duty while serving as a squad leader and radio operator, Route Clearance Platoon, Company B, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 8, 11 Marine Expeditionary Force (forward) from October 2008 to August 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Yi also served as a combat engineer and was awarded the Navy and Army Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his meritorious actions while conducting
route clearance operations. Every month, the Meritorious Awards program of the United States Marine Corps acknowledges the performance, contribution and dedication of two of its most outstanding Marines in each Battalion. Through a competitive nomination process and considered a highly prestigious honor, one Marine is selected from the enlisted ranks and one from the junior non-commissioned officers Cerritos adopted the United States Marine Corps 1st Combat Engineer Battalion to encourage mutually beneficial interactions between the community and the Marines and their families, and to create strong and lasting ties between the unit, residents and the City.
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Controversy Over Firing of Artesia High School Coach at ABC Board Meeting By Shelley Henderson
athlete, described a meeting on September 30, 2009, with Principal Garcia. She Controversy over the departure of said that Mr. Garcia refused to answer Artesia High School football and track questions concerning Coach Craver and coach Aaron Craver escaped attempts by insisted on discussing only the future AHS Principal Sergio Garcia to manage of the football and track programs. In upset parents and student athletes at the particular, Mr. Garcia refused to give school level. An ABC Unified School a reason for Coach Craver’s departure. District Board of Education reduced by Ms. Kimball stressed the adverse effects the absence of two memon both football players and bers, David Montgomery track participants of the coach’s and Armin Reyes, listened departure after the beginning of to complaints and concerns the school year. during the public comments Gwen Frizee complained segment at the Oct. 6 Board that her phone calls to the school meeting. went unanswered. She alleged A repeated theme during that players were threatened by the public comments was school staff members that either inadequate explanation of the they played in the first football reason for Coach Craver’s game or they would not be aldeparture and alleged preslowed to participate in sports for AHS Principal sure from school adminthe rest of the school year and Sergio Garcia istration towards student next year. The impression was athletes to participate in given that this direction came activities or face disciplinfrom Principal Garcia. ary action up to and including enforced Beyond thanking the speakers for non-participation in future school sports their comments, ABC School Board activities. members and Superintendent Gary Smuts One speaker, Jerrod Williams, asserted made no response to the controversy. that he had been banned from attendPrincipal Sergio Garcia attended ing AHS football games because he has the School Board meeting to represent spoken up. He said that a minor incident District high schools and speak about the at the first football game of the season was District’s 2009 Accountability Report. He blown out of proportion as an excuse for also did not respond to the controversy. his banishment. Artesia High School reported a Amber Wilson and Davon Israel, both 38-point rise in its API score at the same student athletes at AHS, described how Board meeting. Principal Garcia went on personally inspirational Coach Craver record to say that the school will attempt was. They each expressed concern for to reach the statewide goal of a score of their careers as student athletes at the 800 for next year’s Accountability Rehigh school level and beyond due to the port. The ABC School District as a whole unexpected and unexplained departure of attained a score of 814 this year. Coach Craver. Angela Kimball, a parent of a student
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La Palma Celebrates La Palma Days 25th Anniversary By Larry Caballero
The La Palma City Council will recognize volunteers who have been instrumental in the planning and implementation of La Palma Days for 25 years prior to its October 20 City Council meeting at a 6:00 p.m. reception. The reception will be held at City Hall, 7822 Walker Street, La Palma and is for all La Palma Days volunteers and former Miss La Palma’s. La Palma Days started as International Days in 1985 to celebrate La Palma’s 30th Anniversary of incorporation and has become the community’s premiere event. At their 7:00 p.m. City Council meeting, the City Council will present commemora-
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Local elected officials including Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Mike Gomez, Councilmember John Heckerman, and Cerritos Mayor Pro-Tem Joseph Cho join residents to show support for Michiko Oyama Canada in her quest for a third term on the Hawaiian Gardens City Council. By Larry Caballero Hawaiian Gardens City Council Member and Candidate Michiko Oyama Canada loves her city and wants to “make the community even better.” When Mayor Mike Gomez offered his home for a reception to her on Oct. 10, she was happy to accept. “This gives me an opportunity to meet with residents and to share my vision for our city’s future.” Mayor Gomez told residents that slowly but surely the city’s image is changing for the better. “Things are turning around, and Councilmember Canada is partly responsible for that.” Councilmember John Heckerman decided not to seek a third term due to health reasons, but was in attendance to praise Canada for doing a great job on the council. “She needs to stay on the council. Let’s keep the momentum going.” Cer-
ritos Mayor Pro-Tem Joseph Cho and Mayor Gomez were pleased that the two cities are working together for the betterment of the community and that people of diverse backgrounds can work together. ABC School Board Candidate James Kang was invited by Canada and is supporting her because she cares about the schools south of Del Amo. “Every student, no matter what school he attends, deserves a great education, and if parents, teachers, administrators, and city officials work together, we can make it happen. After all, our kids are our future.” Kang praised the city council and especially Canada for funding summer school for the schools that serve Hawaiian Gardens students. The ABC School Board did not offer summer school in any of the other schools because they were not able to find the funding for it this year.
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The Rat Pack Is Back at Cerritos By Glen Creason With the early 60’s taking on some nostalgic glow due to current TV hits and the return of fashion from the days of vintage Vegas the brotherhood of booze, cigarettes and late night carousing seems to have come back into popular culture. The “Rat Pack” with the vintage Vegas trappings seems like a show that offers a cool and crazy step back. So the entertainment “the Rat Pack Is Back” that took in a weekend at the Performing Arts Center was just what the Nielsen family ordered. The question was could four young actors really make you believe you were back at the Sands in ’61, watching Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop? The answer is yes and no. On the positive side the singing and comedy was very good and close to the originals but on the other side of the cocktail napkin ledger the infamous banter between the guys lacked the true spontaneity of these huge stars. Not that the evening does not have its charms but you won’t expect to go out and get into your Cadillac El Dorado after the show and jump on the highway headed for the sight of that tall Vegas Vic looming up out of the Nevada desert. The big blasting band was excellent; especially the nine member horn section and the sets were certainly up to Vegas standards. Drew Anthony has an uncanny resemblance to Dino, Kenny Jones has the man-
COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • OCTOBER 16, 2009 ic mannerisms and sincerity of Sammy down pat and Brian Dupree as Frank can really sing like the Chairman in his prime. Also, Mickey Joseph as Joey Bishop took some really old comedic chestnuts and made them work with fine comic timing and all of the players were dressed to perfection. The first half was heavy on the Dean Martin with a medley of his winners like “That’s Amore,” “You’re Nobody Until Somebody Loves You,” and “Dance With Me” that young Mr. Anthony sang with the laid back Martin style. Jones brought out the Sammy dazzle and ripped a triple with “ That Old Black Magic,” a stirring “What Kind of Fool Am I” and “Mr. Bojangles” that made you want to check out the original on YouTube which is a compliment to the actor. The show maintains some class along with all the somewhat dated booze and black guy jokes by using some great American songbook material including “Where or When,” “the Best Is Yet to Come,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “The Lady Is a Tramp” and “A Foggy Day in London Town” that were mostly sung by the talented Duprey as Sinatra. When the three singers got together and harmonized that was quite good, in particular on “My Shadow” and a ring a ding ding “Luck Be a Lady” that brought the best out in everybody. Yet the true highlights were the old boffo numbers that never got stale in real time, especially “My Way” and “New York, New York” that took you back not quite to the 60’s but certainly to the reign of Emperor Sinatra. While this Rat Pack might not have the millions in the bank that the originals did the show keeps you interested and the music carries it beyond the mere nostalgia of those halcyon days in Vegas.
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While most residents chose to stay home rather than battle the rainy weather outside, there were at least five who were eager to attend the La Palma-Cerritos American Association University Women’s ABC School Board Candidate Forum Oct. 13 at the Cerritos City Council chambers. The five were the ABC School Board candidates, along with a few family and friends, who participated in the two-hour event. Five candidates are running for three seats Nov. 3. They are incumbents Olympia Chen, David Montgomery and Mark Pulido. The two challengers are James Kang and David Shaffer. ABC School Board President Olympia Chen agreed with her two colleagues that it has been a challenge to preserve programs in tough economic times with a $25 million cut. Yet she is proud of the collaboration the Board enjoys with the teachers union and of the attempts to reach out to the lowincome Title 1 schools in east Lakewood and Hawaiian Gardens. She cited examples of early intervention and after school programs that provide extra help to students. For those critics who may think the Board is not spending money effectively, Chen says, “Our budget is open and transparent.” She also thinks the Board is reaching out to the community with its live cable telecasts of Board meetings, encouraging parent input at Board meetings, and annual Back to School Nights at the local school sites. Chen admitted that an achievement gap in the District exists between AfricanAmerican and Latino students compared to Asian and Caucasian students. “We realize the issue, and we are working to step up our efforts.” When asked about the AAUW advocacy for a vigorous enforcement of Title 9 anti-discrimination rules pertaining to male and female athletes, Chen answered, “We don’t discriminate. Equal opportunity is provided to the girls as well as to the boys who choose to participate in school athletics.” Retired businessman and ABC Student Achievement Committee member James Kang agreed that ABC is a good school district, but he thinks there are some serious concerns. “Over the past 15 years, the Academic Performance in the District has been continuously declining. According to the data published by the California Department of Education, our District ranking was number 16 in 1994, and it has fallen to 22 in 2008. As a consequence, the number of ABC students admitted to the UC Schools has been declining.” Kang thinks it’s time for new leadership with fresh ideas. He thinks no board member needs to serve for more than three terms. “ABC students stay in the District for 12 years, and that should be good enough for board members as well.” Kang thinks that parents and the cities could be more involved in improving test scores. He believes that “education starts at home” and cites the example of Hawaiian Gardens that spent $115,000 to fund summer school for its students who attend schools south of Del Amo. As a businessman, he would be willing to seek additional funding from various community groups
and agencies. “We all have to do whatever it takes and do what is best for our children so they will be able to compete.” Kang feels that the diversity in the District is a positive, but each ethnic community has special needs, and the PTA may want to foster relationships with these groups to get them more involved in their children’s education. “I admire groups that work together.” Board member David Montgomery is seeking his fourth term and remembers when the District was in crisis with a teach-
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Continued from page 1 Court rode by, waving to the crowd, followed by former City Councilmember and current State Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, Mayor Tony Lima, Mayor Pro Tem Victor Manalo, Councilmembers Sally Flowers and Larry Nelson. The latter was riding on top of a Wells Fargo stagecoach reminiscent of the “Old West.” Others in the parade included Equestrians from Rancho La Laguna, NORTH High School Jr. ROTC, Ride Your Horse Therapeutic Riding Club, Johnny High Steppers Drille & Drum Squad, Prescott Hardware and Sheet Metal Works, California Twirling Institute, Coast Guard Station/ Long Beach, California Wave Hockey Club, Ganesha High School Jr. ROTC, Artesia Park Pre-School, Charros De La Puente, and Reflections Car Club Southern California and a float by the Artesia Portuguese Community. All together there was more than 200 entrants in the parade. It was a long parade, but this writer did not see or hear one complaint from those lining Pioneer Boulevard. Everyone was smiling and appeared to have had a good time. A few commenting, “We should do this more often.”
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Artesia’s 50th Anniversary Celebration En By Jerry Bernstein There were games, contests, a petting zoo and food to make your mouth water in anticipation. It was Artesia’s 50th birthday party and what a better way to end it but at a threeday Community Carnival in Artesia Park. Councilman Larry Nelson joined in the fun when he volunteered to sit on a bench and wait for someone to hit the target which released a downpour of cold water on him. City Manager Maria Dadian tried but
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Valley Christian junior wide receiver Darrell Bush pushes away Ontario Christian's Morgan Whalen in last Saturday night's 35-24 victory at Crusader Field. Bush caught four passes for 40 yards and scored once. Photo By Mike Zoetewey Crusader coaching legend Mike Wunderley dubbed “The Classic”. The Crusaders now own a 24-12-1 record against their rivals from the Inland Empire. Up until last season’s 21-14 overtime victory, Ontario Christian had won four in a row. But the win was exactly what Valley needed to prevent going 0-3 at home this season. “When I exchanged films with coach [Laing] Stevens last week, I told him that we can both be 0-5 or 5-0,” said Valley head coach Erick Streelman. “They can be 0-5 and we can be 5-0 or vice versa and it’s going to be a close game. It’s definitely a classic rivalry.” The Crusaders (3-2 overall) scored nearly four minutes into the game as senior quarterback Kevin Running found senior wide receiver Tanner Miller over the middle for a six-yard connection. Then the defense got into the action and held the Knights to eight plays in the quarter thanks to a sack by senior lineman Samuel Phillips of Andrew Lachelt that resulted in a 12-yard loss on fourth and 11, a sack by senior lineman Dane Hunt of Rob Coachman in the end zone and a fumble recovery by senior defensive back John Zipper that led to Running’s 14-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Darrell Bush on the last play of the first quarter. Valley was looking to add to its lead early in the second quarter but Running was sacked for a 13-yard loss on first down and the Knights would take advantage of great field position, plus several penalties. Ontario Christian scored its first touchdown, and then recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, which
dropped the pitch,” Streelman said. “That killed us. Then we threw two picks on screen passes, which doesn’t happen very often.” The Crusaders, though, refused to give the Knights any more momentum because 75 seconds later, Running found junior wide receiver Tyler Boer for a big 65-yard scoring play and the Knights were unable to do anything offensively until the fourth quarter. The lead would increase to 29-18 late in the third quarter when senior running back Anthony Binford scored from 15 yards out. After Manual Macias scored on a seven-yard run two plays into the final quarter, Running found Boer in the left corner for a 14-yard connection with 8:20 left in the game. The Knights would waste a 14-play, five minute drive when Lachelt was incomplete on fourth down at the nine-yard line and the game would be sealed with 90 seconds remaining when junior defensive back Chris Binford intercepted a Lachelt pass at the 18-yard line. Running was 13 of 21 for 216 yards with Miller catching four of those passes for 82 yards and Bush another four for 40 yards. But the ground game was stymied by Ontario Christian’s defense as the Crusaders picked up 75 yards on 29 carries. “They did a great job at defending our run,” Streelman said. “We were not getting pushed on their defensive line. We weren’t pushing down the field. We have the right front to run the ball. On paper, everything looks greats but it seemed like they beat us physically a little bit run wise.” Defensively, the Crusaders sacked Lachelt five times, two each by Phillips
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Turnovers, Injuries Cost Artesia First Victory In Battle Of Winless Teams By Loren Kopff Not a lot of people knew what to expect last Friday night when Artesia hosted Bellflower in its Suburban League opener. Both teams had a combined 0-9 record with anemic offenses that had produced just 64 points. The Pioneers were still having their season-long issues with turnovers but on top of that, were without the services of senior quarterback Anthony Johnson and senior linebacker T.J. Taimutuia, arguably the best two players on a struggling team. As a result, Artesia dropped another game, 31-7, and at 0-5, is off to its worst start to a season since losing the first six games of the 2003 campaign. Johnson has a bone bruise on his quad and although he practiced when he could last week, interim head coach Joe Veach said he always felt like he could play. But the decision was made moments before kickoff that senior Montez Hunter would assume the quarterbacking duties. Taimutuia, who is being courted by several NCAA institutions including the University of Hawai’i, bruised his right shoulder on the fourth play of the Oct. 2 game against Villa Park. Without Johnson, the Pioneers managed 254 yards but 167 of that came in the second half. However, four interceptions were thrown which is one more than in the previous four games combined. The defense also allowed over 30 points for the fourth time thus far. “It hurt us a lot when we found out at game time that our quarterback wasn’t going to play,” Veach said. “Anthony is like a coach on the field with everybody that’s out there. Not having him really hurts. “That’s why we went to a huddle this season,” Veach continued. “Normally we’re a no huddle [offense]. We went to a huddle this season when we switched over to a new offense because we knew
COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • OCTOBER 16, 2009 Anthony could get into a huddle and tell every single player what they needed to do if they didn’t know what to do. He knows every single read, he knows every single route that needs to be run and he knows where to throw it.” Early on, the Buccaneers weren’t much better handling the ball as Jeremy Allen was picked off by senior defensive back Travon Payne on the fourth play of the game. When the Bucs got the ball again, Allen fumbled at the Artesia 25-yard line. Bellflower would get on the board first with 7:48 remaining in the first half as Larreon White went in from nine yards out. Bellflower had a 14-0 halftime lead and when the second half began, senior Earnest Randell took the kickoff 80 yards to the house. But a penalty nullified that touchdown and the Pioneers had to settle for an eight play drive that ended when Hunter scored from a yard out. Despite two more interceptions in the third quarter, the Pioneers were still in the game facing a 21-7 deficit. But with 7:34 left in the game, a 20-yard touchdown pass from Benny Perez to Michael Jasper on a double reverse iced the game for the visitors. The last two Artesia possessions ended on a fumble and an interception. “Montez is a great athlete but this is his second season playing quarterback and his first one was playing [junior varsity] last year,” Veach said. Hunter completed seven passes for 98 yards but had a stretch of nine incompletions in 10 attempts from the end of the first quarter to the beginning of the third quarter. Senior running back David Lasisi led the Artesia running game with 104 yards on 12 carries but on defense, the Pioneers allowed over 300 yards on the ground. White led the Buccaneers with 129 yards on 14 carries while Perez added another 99 yards on 10 touches. “I hate to keep going back to the personnel, but T.J., to me, is the best linebacker in the area,” Veach said. “Not having him there…everybody is shifting around. People start playing out of position. It’s a situation where we have to get people in there that can make some plays.” Artesia, which has been home the previous three games, will host Cerritos tonight on its homecoming. The Dons, at 0-6, become the second straight winless opponent to face the Pioneers. But, the Dons have scored 89 points while yielding 219 including over 40 points the past four games. Artesia has won the past five meetings with the Dons and have been victorious on homecoming four out of the last five seasons. “I’ve watched Cerritos three times this year and some of our coaches from last year are over there,” Veach said. “We’re in close contact with the Cerritos guys. Definitely, we need to prepare for them. I got the feeling that some of our kids this week saw a Bellflower team that was 0-5 and thought, ‘oh, they haven’t won a game yet’. Something we tried to tell them was, ‘neither have you’. That’s something that we just have to keep driving into them about Cerritos.”
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Lady Eagles Keep Norwalk Winless In Suburban League With Sweep By Loren Kopff Following last Friday’s Suburban League girls volleyball match between city rivals John Glenn and Norwalk, it was clearly evident which team has eyes on a potential playoff berth and which team doesn’t. Both teams ventured into Glenn’s gymnasium 0-3 in the circuit and over an hour later, the visitors had left still winless and having been swept for the fifth straight time in non-tournament action this season. The Lady Eagles picked up a 29-27, 25-5, 25-15 victory and avenged an upset loss to the Lady Lancers from the end of last season that cost Glenn a trip to the playoffs. Glenn has now won six of the last seven in the series and improved to 5-5 overall this season. “I’m impressed with the way we played; the intensity and the fundamentals,” said John Glenn head coach David Cruz. “I’ve been stressing that since the beginning [of the season]. Just playing the fundamentals, just playing the game and not worrying about your opponent. The score will dictate itself at the end.” Glenn was seemingly in control in the first game, jumping out to leads of 9-2 and 13-6. But the first rally of the match for the Lancers enabled the visitors to take the lead for the first time. Sophomore setter Crystall Martinez had a pair of aces as part of a four-point swing and Norwalk led 17-16. But Glenn senior outside hitter Carla Acuna returned the favor with two aces of her own and Glenn was back in front at 19-17. Both teams would trade points down the stretch with Norwalk stopping Glenn at game point three times. Meanwhile, the Lady Lancers were at game point when senior outside hitter Jessica Hernandez put down her sixth kill off a touch. But senior outside hitter Diana Jimenez closed the game with three straight kills and after that, Norwalk lost any momentum it might have had. “I was a little concerned in the beginning,” Cruz said. “They came out with a lot of energy. We didn’t play real smart. I wasn’t real pleased with our performance at that point.” Norwalk (1-7 overall) trailed 5-3 in the second game when senior setter Vanessa Ochoa’s kill gave the Lady Eagles the serve and from there, senior setter Karina Rodriguez reeled off 12 consecutive points which included half a dozen aces, three kills from junior middle blocker Sharae Moten and two more from Acuna. Jimenez would finish the game two rout with three aces along with three more kills from Moten. “She did a real good job serving,” Cruz said of Rodriguez. “She does have that nice little spin on the ball that caused a lot of problems for them.”
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Continued from page 1 the seven Hawaiian Gardens residents have been taken off the Gang Injunction list and it is now believed the seven are trying to get out of the gangs and no longer have to be listed under the injunction. Baca said if it had not been for the Pastor’s wife, this would not have been accomplished. He thanked her for her efforts in resolving this particular matter. Both Pastor Bruce and his wife were in the audience. “As we move forward, there is no question that Hawaiian Gardens is a safer city,” stated Baca, “ and at the same time we realize the injunction has been dramatic for a lot of people. Our ultimate goal is for everyone to get off of the injunction. it’s the idea that with people involved in gangs and who are involved in crime. This is not acceptable in the City of Hawaiian Gardens.” He said an individual can make a choice. They can go along with the gangs, and while they live in Hawaiian Gardens, they can go outside the city and commit a crime. That’s not acceptable. “The choice is there, and that’s really the point of all this” he said. Baca said no one wants to be on the injunction the rest of his or her lives. He said one gentleman was wrongfully put on the injunction list from past membership. He left the gang and the city and years later moved back to Hawaiian Gardens. He had all the tattoos. He had everything except one thing. He hadn’t committed a crime in over 25-to-30 years. He had gotten married and had a family. He became educated and was doing the right thing. He’s trying to continue peacefully with his own private life. These are the things we have to resolve. “Hawaiian Gardens and other cities deserve to be gang free and I think the intervention program we will be doing for those who are on the injunction that are associates of gang members will be very helpful, and I believe the pastor will work with us on that. He said the Council has a consultant working on this matter. He said they have a meeting coming up shortly and have a lot more work to do. He said the key is if anyone has any concerns the sheriff department will respond whatever the complaint is. He concluded by saying, “We will try to resolve all of them.” He said what we are trying to do is help our youth who do not have to be brought up as gang members. We want to make the city as crime free as possible. “We know no one is perfect, including me.”
Weekly Crime Summary October 5 - 11, 2009
There were nineteen Part I felony crimes reported to Cerritos Sheriff’s Station personnel last week, down from twenty-two the previous one. Vehicle burglaries increased by one crime, commercial burglaries and vehicle thefts remained the same, and robberies and residential burglaries decreased. Field deputies handled 314 calls for service last week, down from 340 the week before, and below the current 2009 weekly average of 325. GREAT NEWS! There were no robberies reported last week. Three residential burglaries were logged. There were four the previous reporting period. In the cases last week, one was made possible by an open sliding glass door. Doors were pried in the others. Jewelry and laptop computers were removed from the home. The 2009 weekly average in residential burglaries is now 2.4. Two of these crimes were made possible because the sliding glass doors were not secured tightly to the frames. Any movement either laterally or vertically allows the burglar to apply pressure (usually from a screwdriver), and force the window or door open. Make sure that you use locking pins, have inserts in the window frames, or use some type of a
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ABC Superintendent Touts API Scores at Chamber Luncheon By Jerry Bernstein ABC Superintendent Gary Smuts said despite Sacramento budget cuts in education, the overall District’s API scores [Academic Performance Index] are higher than they have ever been before, exceeding the state’s goal of 800. In addition no teacher has been laid off. Speaking before members of the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce at its monthly luncheon , Oct. 8 at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel, the Superintendent said the District has sustained budget cuts in the amount of $25 million, and $40 million in statutory cuts. He described the status of education in the state as one of the worst periods in the history of California. The District’s budget shows revenues of $163 million with expenditures of $165 million for a deficit of 1.5 million, which he said would be made up from the District’s reserves. What this means is we have focused on our core philosophy, our core intentions, and our core beliefs and that is the instruction of our students. He said the budget crisis has brought us together, staff and administration, to meet this crisis and see that our classroom
bar and asked the school districts to meet and surpass that bar. We have crossed that bar with an average score of 814. “This is probably the highest score for a school district in this area.” He said ABC schools have steadily increased tier API scores from 2003 through 2009. “As superintendent I get the credit, but the real credit goes to the teachers and principals in ABC.,” he added. Dr. Smuts said the District has had to tighten its belt. Most staff position that becomes vacant is not being filled unless it is an actual necessity. Attending the Chamber luncheon at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel to hear He said the District did ABC Superintendent Gary Smuts State of the District talk are school not have the money to principals [l-r] Julie Yamabuto, Aloha; Melindia Ortiz, Nixon; Meg hold a summer school Jimenez, Niemes; Melissa Valentine, Kennedy; LuAnn Adler, Juarez; program this year except Myra Lozano, Furgeson; Eveline Huh, Palms; and Kathy Olivos, Mel- in the five schools that serve the city of Hawaiian Gardens. There, the city council voted to donate approximately $117,607 to the District so their students could attend summer school at Aloha, Furgeson, Hawaiian and Melbourne Elementary Schools and Fedde Middle School. At the Hawaiian Gardens City Council meeting Oct.13, a banner was presented to the council signed by all the summer school students thanking them for making it possible so they could attend ABC School Board member [l-r] Maynard Law, Board Vice President summer school. Celia Spitzer, Board President Olympia Chen, Superintendent Gary Smuts, and Board Member Mark Pulido.
device to inhibit movement. For the fourth consecutive week there were no commercial burglaries reported. The 2009 weekly average in commercial burglaries is now 1.4. Vehicle burglaries rose from five cases to six last week. High-volume commercial parking lots were involved in only two of the crimes. Five targeted SUVs that resulted in the theft of third-row seats, baby strollers, purses, and sunglasses. A GPS unit, backpack, and a gift card were stolen from a sedan. The 2009 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is at 7.7. The items reported stolen were accessible in the passenger compartments of the various vehicles involved. Thieves know these items are available. Merely looking inside of a vehicle will reveal the appealing contents. Don’t allow yourself to become a victim. Take the items with you, leave them at home, or lock them in the trunk if you absolutely must have them in the car. Vehicle thefts remained the same for the third consecutive week at three. Two of the three last week were stolen from high-volume commercial parking lots. Two were SUVs, and the other an Acura. The 2009 weekly average in vehicle thefts is now 4.5. Even though we see more Hondas and Toyotas stolen compared to others, car thieves are not always as selective as you think and are most often just looking for transportation. Consider a steering wheel locking device that serves as a good visual deterrent.
Neighborhood Watch Town Hall Meeting Announced The next Neighborhood Watch Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Thursday November 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chambers of the City Council located at 18125 Bloomfield Avenue. Please note that this is a different location than the previously used Senior Center at South Street and Ely Avenue. Members from the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/Community Safety Cen-
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IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RAY DODSON, AND LOUISE DODSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/10/2006 and recorded 06/20/06, as Instrument No. 06 1350108, in Book , Page ), of Ofﬁcial Records in the ofﬁce of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 11/06/2009 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 12527 206TH ST, LAKEWOOD, CA, 907151803. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $607,345.64. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank speciﬁed in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneﬁciary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Ofﬁce. DATED: 10/16/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/ Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Ofﬁcer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.68970 10/16, 10/23, 10/30/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0098262 Title Order No. 09-8-278189 APN No. 7170-022-009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/30/2007. 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 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOSE L ROSAS, A SINGLE MAN, dated 07/30/2007 and recorded 08/02/07, as Instrument No. 20071827997, in Book , Page ), of Ofﬁcial Records in the ofﬁce of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 11/06/2009 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 4618 CAMERINO STREET, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90712. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $465,821.80. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank speciﬁed in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneﬁciary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Ofﬁce. DATED: 10/09/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Ofﬁcer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. 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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 236856CA Loan No. 0683191472 Title Order No. 133735 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/22/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11/05/2009 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11/04/2004, Book , Page , Instrument 04 2857301, of ofﬁcial records in the Ofﬁce of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ALEJANDRO ESTELLA AND RUBY A ESTELLA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneﬁciary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank speciﬁed in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale 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 the Deed of Trust. 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, interest thereon, estimated 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. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT(S) 135 OF TRACT NO. 24720, IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 754, PAGE(S) 56-59, INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET, WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS PROVIDED IN DEED RECORDED IN BOOK D3331, PAGE 47, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $492,503.51 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 11050 BIGELOW CIRCLE CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN Number: 7049012-021 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneﬁciary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their ﬁnancial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their ﬁnancial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certiﬁed; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a ﬁnal or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is ﬁled; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale speciﬁed in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. DATE: 10-142009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.ﬁdelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3285743 10/16/2009, 10/23/2009, 10/30/2009
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CITY OF CERRITOS ORDINANCE NO. 952
CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS EXTENDING URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 950 WHICH ESTABLISHED A MORATORIUM TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES IN ALL ZONES AND PROHIBIT THE ISSUANCE OF BUSINESS LICENSES, BUILDING PERMITS, AND OTHER LAND USE ENTITLEMENTS THEREFOR.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency will conduct a public hearing on October 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter:
WHEREAS, the United States Controlled Substances Act classiﬁes marijuana as a Schedule 1 illegal drug, with high potential for abuse; and WHEREAS, in 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215, which was codiﬁed as Health and Safety Code Section 11362.5 et seq., and entitled the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, which allows a patient or a patient’s caregiver to possess or cultivate marijuana for the personal medical purposes of the patient; and WHEREAS, as a result of the federal and state laws, California cities are currently caught in a conﬂict between the federal and state law as to the legality of marijuana for medical purposes and the interpretation of the state law as it relates to whether cities may prohibit the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries; and WHEREAS, on August 27, 2009, the City Council of the City of Cerritos ("City") adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 950, which established a moratorium to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries in all zones and prohibit the issuance of business licenses, building permits and other land use entitlements therefor; and WHEREAS, Urgency Ordinance No. 950 contained a statement of facts and ﬁndings that the decision to prohibit or authorize the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries and, if permitted, the appropriate zone(s) and related development standards, had not yet been commenced or completed by the City because no formal request to initiate or locate a marijuana dispensary has yet been received, and that the City did not permit such use, and as such, had not established any express criteria regarding the establishment, location or scope of operations for marijuana dispensary uses; and WHEREAS, Urgency Ordinance No. 950 also contained a statement of facts and ﬁndings that the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries before appropriate procedures and regulations are enacted has the potential to cause adverse impacts to surrounding development and risks to the public health, safety and welfare of the City’s residents and the general public, and it is therefore urgent that the City have the opportunity to consider whether such facilities must or should be allowed or prohibited in the City and, if so allowed, to develop regulations governing the location and operation of medical marijuana dispensaries to prevent adverse impacts to the public health, safety and welfare that may result from unregulated placement and operation of such uses; and
A PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT THE FIVE-YEAR IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR 2009-10 THROUGH 2013-14 FOR THE LOS CERRITOS AND LOS COYOTES REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREAS PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF ASSEMBLY BILL 1290 AND CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 33490. A RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ADOPTING A FIVE-YEAR IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR 2009-10 THROUGH 2013-14 FOR THE LOS CERRITOS AND LOS COYOTES REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREAS. This public hearing will be conducted in the Council Chambers of the Cerritos City Hall, Cerritos Civic Center, Bloomﬁeld Avenue and 183rd Street, Cerritos, California, 90703. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos website at www.ci.cerritos.ca.us. This notice is given in accordance with Section 33490 of the California Health and Safety Code. If you challenge the above mentioned items and related actions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency, at, or prior to the public hearing. Any person interested in this matter may contact the Ofﬁce of the City Clerk at (562) 916-1248, for additional information and/or appear at the hearing in person or by agent and be heard. Dated: October 1, 2009 /s/Art Gallucci Art Gallucci, Agency Secretary Cerritos Redevelopment Agency Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 10/2, 10/9, 10/16/09
WHEREAS, since the adoption of Ordinance No. 950, the City Attorney has begun research of current law and gathered relevant information in an effort to make recommendations regarding medical marijuana dispensaries; and CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS
WHEREAS, additional time is needed to adequately study and adopt necessary regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries in the City for the protection of the public’s health, safety, and welfare; and WHEREAS, California Government Code section 65858(b) permits an interim moratorium ordinance to be extended an additional ten months and ﬁfteen days providing proper notice was given, a public hearing is held, and the ordinance extending the interim moratorium ordinance is adopted by a four-ﬁfths vote of the City Council; and WHEREAS, proper notice of a public hearing on the extension of Ordinance No. 950 was provided for the City Council Meeting of October 8, 2009; and WHEREAS, at its regular meeting on October 8, 2009, a public hearing regarding the extension of Ordinance No. 950 was held by the City Council, a staff report and public testimony received, and the public hearing was closed for deliberation by the City Council; and WHEREAS, based upon the Recitals above, the City Council ﬁnds that there remains a current and immediate threat to the public health, safety and welfare presented by the unregulated development of medical marijuana dispensaries; and WHEREAS, further based upon the Recitals above, the City Council ﬁnds and determines that the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare requires the extension of Urgency Ordinance No. 950 and that the extension be enacted as an urgency ordinance pursuant to Government Code Section 65858 and take effect immediately upon adoption; and WHEREAS, the City Council now desires to adopt this urgency ordinance which extends Urgency Ordinance No. 950. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. The City Council ﬁnds that the facts set forth in the recitals of this ordinance are true and correct. SECTION 2. Pursuant to California Government Code Section 65858, the City Council hereby extends for an additional ten months and ﬁfteen days Urgency Ordinance No. 950, which established an interim prohibition on the establishment, development, construction, maintenance, and/or operation of medical marijuana dispensaries in all zones of the City. For purposes of this ordinance, the term "medical marijuana dispensary" shall mean any facility or entity of any nature that grows or distributes marijuana for medical purposes as described in California Health and Safety Code Section 11362.5. It shall not include any State licensed health care facility that may lawfully be established and operate as such within a zone or zones of the City. SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any other ordinance or provision of the Cerritos Municipal Code, no person shall establish, develop, construct, maintain, or operate a medical marijuana dispensary, and no application for a business license, building permit, conditional use permit, or any other entitlement authorizing the establishment, development, construction, maintenance, and/or operation of any medical marijuana dispensary shall be approved during the term of the prohibition established in Section 2, above. SECTION 4. The City Council declares that this ordinance is necessary as an urgency measure to preserve and address existing and immediate threats to the public health, safety, and welfare. This ordinance, therefore, is adopted pursuant to the provisions of Section 36934 of the California Government Code, shall be adopted by a fourﬁfths vote of the City Council, and shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. This ordinance shall remain in effect for ten months and ﬁfteen days, unless extended by the City Council pursuant to California Government Code Section 65858. SECTION 5. City staff is directed to continue studying the applicable legal and land use issues and develop appropriate zoning and licensing guidelines or regulations governing such uses, and/or a possible prohibition on such uses if that is authorized by law and desired by the City Council. SECTION 6. The City Council hereby ﬁnds that it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the adoption of this ordinance, and the prohibition established hereby, may have a signiﬁcant effect on the environment, because the ordinance will impose greater limitations on development in the City, and will thereby serve to reduce potential signiﬁcant adverse environmental impacts. It is therefore exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review pursuant to Title 14, Section 15061(b)(3) of the California Code of Regulations. SECTION 7. Violation of any provision of this ordinance shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by a ﬁne not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed six (6) months, or by both such ﬁne and imprisonment. Each and every day such a violation exists shall constitute a separate and distinct violation of this ordinance. SECTION 8. The violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance hereby adopted shall constitute a nuisance and may be abated by the City through civil process by means of restraining order, preliminary or permanent injunction or in any other manner provided by law for the abatement of such nuisances. SECTION 9. The City Council declares that, should any provision, section, paragraph, sentence, or word of this ordinance be rendered or declared invalid by any ﬁnal court action in a court of competent jurisdiction, or by reason of any preemptive legislation, the remaining provisions, sections, paragraphs, sentences and words of this ordinance shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 10. The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this ordinance. PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 8th day of October 2009. /s/ Bruce W. Barrows Bruce W. Barrows, Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Josephine Triggs Josephine Triggs, City Clerk STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES CITY OF CERRITOS
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE SUMMARY (ORDINANCE NO. 529)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Ordinance No. 532 of the City of Hawaiian Gardens was ADOPTED at the Regular City Council Meeting held on October 13, 2009, and is summarized as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 532 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, GRANTING A FRANCHISE OF THE BREA CRUDE PIPELINE TO CARDINAL PIPELINE L.P. SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE In 1967 the City of Hawaiian Gardens granted to Shell Oil Company a forty (40) year franchise to construct, operate and maintain a pipeline for the transportation of hydrocarbon substances, commonly known as the Brea Crude Pipeline. With the City’s approval on October 25, 2005, Shell Oil Company transferred the franchise to Cardinal Pipeline L.P. On February 9, 2007 the forty (40) year franchise expired. On August 25, 2009 Resolution No. 0762009 was passed wherein the City Council declared its intention to grant a franchise of the Brea Crude Pipeline to Cardinal Pipeline L.P. Pursuant to California Public Utilities Code; notice of the public hearing was been properly published. Cardinal Pipeline L.P. has been continuously operating the Brea Crude Pipeline for the past three and half (3 ½) years. The original franchise granted to Shell Oil Company and transferred to Cardinal Pipeline expired February 9, 2007. The renewed franchise is a twenty-ﬁve (25) year lease which may be extended in ﬁve (5) year increments. The Ordinance outlines the new terms including the increase in the franchise rate. The Brea Crude Pipeline is 8” in diameter and runs 5594’ in length making the total annual fee under the prior agreement $447.52. Under the new agreement Cardinal Pipeline will pay an initial Base Granting Fee of $2,500.00 (one time fee) and a Base Annual Fee of $.176 multiplied by the internal diameter of the pipe (8”) multiplied by the total length of the pipe (5594’) for a Base Annual Fee of $7,876.35/year. The total increase in revenue from this franchise will be a $2,500 (one-time) Base Granting Fee and $7,876 to a person or to property CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY CLERK’S OFFICE CERTIFICATION STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS
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I, Suzanne Underwood, City Clerk of the City of Hawaiian Gardens, do hereby certify that Ordinance No. 532, was duly and regularly introduced and placed upon its ﬁrst reading at a Regular meeting of the City Council on SEPTEMBER 22, 2009, and that thereafter, said Ordinance was duly adopted and passed at a Regular meeting of the City Council on this 13th day of OCTOBER 2009, by the following votes as the same appears on ﬁle and of record in the Ofﬁce of the City Clerk. AYES: SCHULTZE, OYAMA-CANADA HECKERMAN, FARFAN, GOMEZ NOES: NONE ABSENT: NONE ABSTAIN: NONE /S/______________________________ SUZANNE UNDERWOOD CITY CLERK/RECORDS MANAGER This ordinance was presented for ﬁrst reading and introduction on September 22, 2009. This ordinance was presented for second reading and adoption at the Regular City Council meeting to be held on the 13th day October 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the City of Hawaiian Gardens, City Council Chambers, 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. For additional information or to review the entire Ordinance, please contact the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce at 562.420-2641. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 10/16/2009
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I, Josephine Triggs, City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, California, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing Ordinance No. 952 was duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Cerritos at a Regular Meeting held on the 8th day of October, 2009, and that it was so adopted as follows: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS – Chen, Edwards, Lee, Cho, Barrows NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS – None ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS – None ABSTAIN: COUNCILMEMBERS – None DATED: October 9, 2009 /s/ Josephine Triggs Josephine Triggs, City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 10/16/2009
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