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Chapter Four-Hospitals: Whitney Student Learns About Healthcare in India A kidney removal and two babies are born.
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of a five part series by Whitney Student Arya Shah taken from the Journal she kept while on a visit to India. Shah plans to pursue a career in medicine.
same state I’d been in a few days ago. But I ended up being fine through the whole two+ hour surgery. This was the first operation I saw in which the patient was given general anesthesia and was in an induced sleep. An s soon as I woke up, oxygen tube was run down I knew it was going the trachea and someone to be a good day was always pumping at a today. I felt much better balloon and monitoring than I had felt for a whole oxygen levels throughweek and the sun had out the surgery. finally decided to peek At the beginout from behind the ning of the surgery, clouds. I got ready and I stayed a few feet ate breakfast because I away from the table wanted to have a full not only because I stomach going into was scared of resurgery for that day, acting again, but Arya Shah which was a radialso because I didn’t cal kidney removal, want to get in the on which there was a suspected way of the surgeons. There were malignancy. I was a little ner- three surgeons including Saileshvous going into it because I was scared that I would go into the See INDIA Page 12
ABC Unified School District Honors Partners in Education By Jerry Bernstein Twenty-eight Partners in Education were recognized by the ABC Board of Education at the Board’s regular meeting Nov. 17
Bragg Elementary School Principal Annette Janeway nominated “KidzArt” staff that offers weekly art classes after school that focuses on creative expression. They also volunteer at “Family Arts Night” by providing art
Hawaiian Gardens Crime Rate Drops Forty-One Percent Gang crime has fallen 58%. By Jerry Bernstein There has been some headline grabbing stories about Hawaiian Gardens within the past few months. It has been labeled as the home of the Vario Gang that literally terrorized the citizens of this small urban community for years. It has also been labeled has having one of the highest per capita crimes rates in the country. What hasn’t been said the Vario Gang can no longer threaten the good citizens in Hawaiian Gardens and the city now has one of the lowest crime rates in the county. On Nov. 19, the Hawaiian Gardens Neighborhood Watch held its second annual Thanksgiving Dinner in the C. Robert Lee Community Center. Approximately 150-200 members and their neighbors attended. Sheriff Detective Ernest Billy gave a slide presentation that showed a continuous drop in the city’s
crime rate. For the year 2008-09 the crime rate dropped 41 percent. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department UCR Report, The Part I crime rate in Hawaiian Gardens is 207.0 per 10,000 people. In comparison, the FBI reported the Part I crime rate for California at 522.6 per 100,000 people in 2007, and 503.8 per 100,000 people in 2008. (FBI, UCR Report 2009) From 2006 to 2009, the gang crime in Hawaiian Gardens has fallen 58%. Detective Billy said the severe drop in gang crime, as well as all crime in general, can be attributed to the residents in Hawaiian Gardens who have taken a stand against crime. Most residents also attribute the crime rate decrease to the gang injunction order currently in place. Mayor Mike Gomez agrees. “Hawaiian Gardens Citizens no longer will tolerate putting their children’s safety in jeopardy. They want to live without fear and get on with their lives. The Mayor said they now
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The City of Hawaiian Gardens was among 28 Partners in Education honored by the ABC Board of Education at its Nov. 17 meeting. ABC Superintendent Gary Smuts and Board President Olympia Chen presented Mayor Mike Gomez and Mayor Pro Tem Victor Farfan with a Certificate of Merit and Madalion for the city’s commitment to their children. followed by a reception in the recipients’ honor. School principals and/or members of the District administration nominated the recipients:
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Norwalk Honors Veterans With Event at City Hall By Helen M. Brown Approximately one hundred fifty Norwalk residents turned out Wednesday, November 11 at
La Palma Citizen of the Year
The program began with a Prelude by the Norwalk All City Band under the direction of Band Director Tom Phillips. This was followed by a welcome from American Legion Post #359 Com-
Sports Volleyball-CIF Playoffs • Cerritos Can't Get by Mayfair in CIF Final Match Girls Basketball Preview • Artesia • Gahr • John Glenn • Norwalk • Valley Christian
Members of the American Legion Post #359 wait for the start of the Pledge of Allegiance. Commander Carrigan led the Pledge. 11:00 a.m. to show honor to our past and present veterans at City Hall on the Lawn. It was an inspiring and heart-felt ceremony.
mander Wayne Carrigan followed by the Presentation of Colors by the Post Color Guard. Command-
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Hawaiian Gardens Red Ribbon Poster Winners Presented Trophies
2010 La Palma Citizen of the Year Award Winner Announced By Larry Caballero Long-time La Palma resident Ken Blake remembers the day in 1971 when he first moved into the city with his wife Karen. It wasn’t long before they began getting involved in local school programs including the Kennedy High School’s
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18 at Cypress College where Blake and winners from several Orange County cities were recognized. They will receive their 2010 Americana Awards Feb. 20 at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom. The 2010 Man of the Year is Los Angeles Dodger coach Tommy Lasorra. Cypress College Foundation Director
The Hawaiian Gardens City Council presented trophies to Red Ribbon Week Poster Contesters winners enrolled in four schools that serve Hawaiian Gardens. They included Furgeson, Melbourne, Hawaiian, and Fedde Middle School. Awards were made in grades five through eight.
Area Home and Condominium Sales, Median Prices La Palma City officials and Awards winners at 35th Annual Americana Awards Kickoff Nov. 18 at Cypress College. Shown (l-r) Councilmember Larry Herman, Mayor ProTem Steve Shanahan, 2009 Award winners Kitty Mallett and Rosemary Scichilone, 2010 winner Ken Blake and Councilmember Ralph Rodriguez. Booster Club when their children were teenagers. Now 35 years later, Blake has been chosen as the 2010 Cypress College Scholarship Foundation’s Citizen of the Year Americana Award winner for his many years of community involvement and service to La Palma and surrounding communities. The 35th Annual Cypress College Americana Awards Kickoff was held Nov.
Raul Alvarez thanked the distinguished guests who attended and reminded them that the College serves 60, 528 students. “For many, this college gives them a second chance to prepare for the future.” The Cypress College Foundation “funds dreams and provides opportunities so that our students can succeed,” said
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ABC School Board Approves Hawaiian Gardens Sports Complex at Fedde Middle School By Jerry Bernstein The ABC Board of Education unanimously approved a series of agreements with the City of Hawaiian Gardens for construction of a Sports Complex on the grounds of Fedde Middle School. Superintendent Gary Smuts said the first agreement was to exempt the school from the California Environmental Quality Act. He said although there will be major improvements made to the school’s athletic field, the project will involve little or no expansion of the property and will not have a significant impact on the environment. The proposed project includes construction of four baseball/softball diamonds, backstops, bleachers, drinking fountains, three football/soccer field, storage room, restroom, snack bar and multipurpose room building, modification of the irrigation system, parking lot improvements, sports field lighting and a multi-purpose athletic field. Cost of the project is estimated at $8.5 million The District will contribute $500,000 and the City the remaining $8,000,000. Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Mike Gomez told the Board the city was ready to proceed with the project and encouraged the Board to approve the agreement. He said this project is just one more project that symbolizes the dedication we have for the community. “It’s a long awaited dream that is finally coming to a reality,” he stated, “and it could not be possible without your partnership and cooperation." Board Member Sophia Tse asked if the District’s share was budgeted. ABC Chief Finance Officer Toan Nguyen said the $500,000 had been earmarked as part of the school’s modernization funding to be used of irrigation of school grounds but had been set aside because the District was negotiating with the city about the complex. Dr. Smuts added that in no event would the District’s contribution exceed the $500,000. Dr. Smuts said the District would be the lead agency in performing the work, which will be in accordance with the Division of State Architects and Office of Public School Construction standards. The project is estimated to be completed by June 2011. Under the Joint Use Agreement, which shall be in effect for 20 years from the date of execution, the City will perform all custodial services, including replacement off all defective lights and maintaining the artificial turf. In addition, after 10 years following completion of the Project, the City will replace those portions of the artificial turf that need replacing at no cost to the District. When completed the City will have the right of public access [use] for City sponsored activity or community event. Board Member Armin Reys ques-
tioned the schedule of events that would be held by both the city and District. Dr. Smuts replied that would be worked out in advance. He said, “We want the use of the facilities to be open ended for use by ABC students and the Hawaiian Gardens community. Reyes said the project was good for both the City and the School District. He said he looked forward to holding District athletic events there where students and parents would come to Hawaiian Gardens from other areas of ABC and see what the city really about. Dr. Smuts reminded the Board that the city and District have had a working relationship for the past 15 years. Retiring Board member David Montgomery asked if the parking that was earmarked for the project was sufficient. He was assured it was. However, he was told for major events there probably would be some overflow parking on the surface streets as well. Montgomery said the Complex not only would be great for ABC students but for the community as well. He compared it to Gahr High School Stadium, which he said gets a lot of public use, especially the tract.
Shipmates Restaurant and Sports Bar Celebrates Third Anniversary
Cerritos Chamber Board members, Ambassadors and City dignitaries celebrate with owner Edward Gonzalez at a Ribbon Cutting Nov. 17 marking the Third Anniversary of Shipmates Restaurant and Sports Bar located at 11424 South Street. The restaurant serves a full lunch and dinner menu and features a venue for any Sporting event: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, and NASCAR.
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Thank You Congresswomen Linda Sanchez Listening to the Congressional Hearing on [football related] concussions got real interesting when my Congresswoman Linda Sanchez took the microphone. I like the way she laid it out. One of my former Coaches used to tell me that if you learn how to ask questions, no one can stop you from knowing the truth. Congresswoman Sanchez asked the right questions and that made the truth inarguable. When the Congresswoman spoke, I thought about my former teammate Lionel Aldridge who spent his late thirties on skid row from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City and died before he reached forty. She Put excitement in your life, travel with.....
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Proposed Closure of La Palma Luther Elementary School Fourteen years ago I moved from the South Bay because I wanted to live in a smaller community. After watching my cousins grow up in La Palma I chose to have my kids attend Luther Elementary School because I felt it was a great school. I wanted my kids to attend a school that had above average test scores and a caring environment that truly nurtured the kids. I have never regretted my decision to move here. Staying at Luther has become an even bigger priority since getting divorced three years ago. It is imperative to give my children a stable environment, which includes keeping my kids at Luther, where they know the teaching staff and have friends. In September, my oldest son started at Walker Junior High. The education foundation gained from attending Luther Elementary has given him the confidence to excel and succeed in secondary school. My two younger sons deserve the opportunity to get this very same foundation. This past Sunday, I learned that Luther has also been nominated to be recognized as a California Distinguished School. The nomination in substantiates what parents and supporters of Luther Elementary School have been trying to convey to the School Board and District. It is a travesty to close a school that has so much support just because we are 50 or so kids under the minimum to stay open. Luther is more then just a school it is an extension of our family. My kids always want to go to school and they do not understand why it might close. Today’s economy has significantly impacted Orange County and this school has seen a dramatic decline in enrollment. When the economy turns around how will the community of La Palma be able to receive new families with children? It isn’t easy to close a school, but I firmly believe it will be more challenging to re-open Luther Elementary and build it back up to what it is today (i.e., a great foundation for children). Then what do the families that are forced to move today do? I’ve heard that if Luther closes that our children would go to King. I know people that wanted to attend Luther, but say that King would not release them. For that reason, they chose to pay tuition and send their children to a private school. Just knowing that the test scores are lower is one reason I will look for another alternative and not stay within the Cypress School District if Luther closes. I want the best for my children and that includes a school where the children are the top priority. If Luther closes I will either move or find another school that puts an unnecessary burden on my children. Today, my children and I walk home. They are close enough to ride their bikes.
We are trying to reduce our carbon footprint and closing Luther will impact our ability to do this. A longer commute also means that we will have to leave earlier in the morning to avoid traffic. How is having us get up earlier to travel farther good for the children? This brings up the traffic issue. As the cities continue to build more houses in an already built out community the time associated with taking kids to school becomes a factor. Just looking at King this will be a problem. Moody is a two lane street with residential traffic and limited access to the parking lot. La Palma Avenue is wider and can accommodate a greater traffic flow. To me, the fact that Luther is at the very North end town is a big reason to keep it open. Forcing kids to go towards the center cluster of schools doesn’t make sense to me, especially if there are a number of schools in close proximity to each other. So why is Luther on the list for closure? I’ve heard having a multipurpose room is important. Luther may have a small one, but we’ve made it work and I have never heard anyone say they were leaving because of it. Is a multipurpose room really that important? Ask the kids what they want? They want their teachers. My kids can’t wait to get to the next grade to have the same teacher that their older sibling had. Why? Because the staff at Luther is exceptional!!! Why does Luther have such high parent participation? It is because the staff at Luther is exceptional!! Taking this away from La Palma and from all those that chose to come to Luther Elementary is just not fair. It is bad enough that parents feel they can’t do anything about the class size increase, but to now take our school away is something that our kids will never forget! Increased class sizes, budget cuts, and school closures are the result of today’s bad economy. Why a school has to close instead of the district and schools working together with families to find solutions baffles me. Why can’t schools share students? The students that live in La Palma and want to attend Luther should be able to do so. One last point to be made is that I have met more people that are generational in La Palma than I have anywhere else in Southern California. In the South Bay where I grew up people were always talking about moving when they grew up. In La Palma, I have met more people who grew up here and stayed to raise their family because of the type of close knit community it offers. I’m sure that if you were to ask my boys, they would say the same. We have talked about moving, but they want to stay here in La Palma, here at Luther!
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Convenience service station is currently being remodeled
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at various angles to mimic cascading water. A shallow reflecting pool will be featured at the base of the glass wall to reinforce the waterfall concept. The architecture of the service station will be considered public art in accordance with the City’s The new service station will feature a solar panel roof and a beau- Art in Public Places program. tiful translucent glass faҫade on the convenience store. Demolition of the existing buildings is expected to start within A new convenience service station and the next few months and construction is a pump island canopy will soon be conexpected to be completed by fall 2010. structed at the northwest corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Artesia Boulevard. The existing service station and pump island Los Cerritos Center announces canopies on the property will be demolished. tenants for new in-line shops The new convenience service station will be triangular in shape and the pump island In addition to the new Nordstrom and canopy will have a see-through solar panel Forever 21, six new retailers will open in roof. The custom steel frames supporting Spring 2010 as part of the Los Cerritos Centhe panels are intended to represent trees, ter’s expansion project. and the solar panels will filter light similar The new shops include True Religion to the way trees filter light through leaves, Brand Jeans, the trend-setting designer of creating a dappled pattern. The solar panAmerican-made jeans and vintage apels are expected to provide enough energy parel; Love Culture, the new concept for to power the convenience store. The front young women and teens; MAC Cosmetelevation of the convenience store building ics, an edgy makeup line; clothier Foreign will be made of translucent glass strips set Exchange and the hair salon Carlton Hair International. Vision Shoes will move from an existing location in the center to a new shop in the expanded area. “Green” development program The new 85,691-square-foot Forever 21 is and incentives adopted also under construction at the Los Cerritos Center. Both the interior and exterior of the The Cerritos City Council recently apbuilding are being remodeled with a deproved the Green Cerritos Program, a sign that will serve as the “flagship” style green building program which provides for future Forever 21 department stores. residents and business owners with inNordstrom’s new 138,000-square-foot formation and resources regarding green store is currently under construction and building techniques and methods. will be 20,000 square feet larger than its Information provided includes: what current location. green development is; why green develTo enhance the exterior areas of the Los opment is important and beneficial to the Cerritos Center expansion, approximately community; methods and techniques for 100 square feet of landscape area will be green development; and information on added at the South Street entrance to the resources, rebate programs, and incentives mall. In addition, tall palm trees will be provided by outside agencies available to planted along the entrance driveway. A residents and businesses within Cerritos. new plaza leading to the remodeled mall In addition, a Green Cerritos Incentive entrance will include a 20-foot-tall fabriProgram and Green Cerritos Recognition cated stainless steel sculptural line drawProgram have been developed. ing of a recycled shopping bag. The piece Incentives for commercial, industrial, or new residential projects include accelerated will be illuminated by built-in LED lights which will project a broad range of colors plan approval and fee waivers based on a at night. tiered system for projects that utilize green
The City of Cerritos recently launched a redesigned website with a new, streamlined address of www.cerritos.us. The new website features an improved navigation system and a colorful, contemporary design. The City’s website is now organized into main categories of Residents, Businesses, Government, Visitors and News/ Info. Each section offers fly-out navigation menus to provide quick and convenient access to information. The home page of the website also features Top Stories, a Calendar of Events, and direct links to such frequently visited pages as City Council, City Classes/eConnect and TV3/City Videos. The Businesses section was developed as a resource for existing Cerritos businesses and to support the City’s efforts to attract new businesses to Cerritos. The main page of the Business section includes a slide show of the City’s major business and retail centers, as well as key City telephone numbers and a form to communicate with the City’s Business Ombudsman. The Business Licenses/Permits/Regulations link conveniently groups the most frequently requested license and permit applications, including different types of Business Licenses, Conditional Use Permits, Sign Permits and Temporary Use Permits. A flow chart detailing the process for starting a business in Cerritos is also available. The Business Relocation to Cerritos page presents links to a video overview and brochure which highlight the benefits of locating in Cerritos. The page also includes a map of the Business Zones for commercial, office, and industrial locations in Cerritos. An on-line database of available properties in the City is also featured. The new website was designed to be as accessible as possible. City staff designed and implemented the new website. For more information, visit www.cerritos.us.
building techniques and will be LEED certified by the United States Green Building Council. Green Cerritos Incentive Applications are available at the Community Development Department. For more information, visit the City’s website at www.cerritos.us and select the Green Cerritos Program link from the Featured Links section, or call the Community Development Department at (562) 916-1201.
The City of Cerritos Business News is published on a quarterly basis to provide information to companies based in Cerritos. City information is also available by calling Redevelopment/Economic Development Administrator Metré Anthony at (562) 916-1208, or by visiting the City’s website at www.cerritos.us.
Cerritos website to feature “Business Spotlight” section The City of Cerritos will soon feature local businesses in a bi-monthly “Business Spotlight” on the City’s website (www. cerritos.us). The aim of the program is to showcase local businesses and foster pride in Cerritos’ thriving business community and strong local economy. In addition to being located in Cerritos, featured businesses must hold a valid Cerritos Business License. Featured businesses must also provide direct sales or services to the general public, have a positive impact on the community, and be able to provide a testimonial as to why they have chosen Cerritos as their home. Businesses interested in being featured should contact the Redevelopment/Economic Development Administrator at (562) 916-1208. A submission does not guarantee placement in the Cerritos Business Spotlight.
The re-designed Cerritos website features an extensive business section and an improved navigation system.
Commercial/Industrial Property Listing Information Sought Brokers are encouraged to call the City’s Redevelopment/Economic Development Administrator Metré Anthony at (562) 916-1208, or e-mail him at economic_development@ cerritos.us and share information about space available within Cerritos. Companies seeking retail, industrial or commercial space in Cerritos can also contact Mr. Anthony or visit www. cerritos.us/BUSINESSES/business_ relocation_to_cerritos/find_an_ available_cerritos_property.php.
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Healthy Living Concordia Lutheran School Fundraising Project Offers Farm Fresh Produce to Cerritos New Shanghai Circus at Concordia Lutheran School is offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) produce or fruit boxes to the community. For $25 per week, subscribers can select either an organic CSA produce box or a conventional CSA fruit box. The school is offering the boxes as
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Workers unload boxes of produce at Concordia Lutheran School for pickup. and promote healthy eating habits. PTA Fundraising Chair Carissa Cordero said the majority of the produce comes from Tanaka Farms in Irvine, although they do occasionally supplement the boxes with fruits and vegetables from other local farms. She said with families tightening their budget due to the economic climate,
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Treat the family to thrilling and entertaining feats of acrobatic mastery when the New Shanghai Circus returns to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA). Show times include: Saturday, December 26, 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; Sunday, December 27, 3:00 PM; Monday, December 28, 8:00 PM; Tuesday, December 29, 8:00 PM; Wednesday, December 30, 8:00 PM; and Thursday, December 31, 2:00 PM. Tickets, from $50-$26, are available at the CCPA Ticket Office, at www.cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 467-8818. Four or more tickets to a single performance are $32.50 each. New Shanghai Circus is a feast for the eyes, boasting astonishing acrobats, surprising theatrical illusions, beautiful costumes, and wonderful special effects in a holiday celebration for everyone. From a relatively unknown show, New Shanghai Circus has evolved throughout the years into one of the most popular family-friendly productions in the United States and abroad. The Tokyo Daily News praised the show as a “thrilling presentation of the classical Chinese physical art on the modern stage.” The New York Times called the troupe “youthful, handsome and graceful,” hailing its enthralling “feats of circus art that reach literally breathtaking heights of skill.” The colors, culture, and traditions of the Orient come to life in an exhilarating performance The breathtaking stunts pushing the envelope on endurance, strength, balance, contortion, and flexibility are executed with keen precision and graceful agility by performers who have earned Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in national competitions. For tickets or more information call (562) 467-8818 or go to www.cerritoscenter.com.
Cerritos Korean-American Association and Cerritos Korean Women's Club Awards Night Dec. 7 Cerritos Korean - American Association and Cerritos Korean Women's Club will host their 5th annual Friendly Scholarship awards night on Monday December 7th at 6:00 pm at Cerritos park east in Malibu Room. Students from Artesia High School Band, Tracy High School will play holi-
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Continued from page 1 er Carrigan led the audience in a renewal of the Pledge of Allegiance. A moving Invocation was given by Post Chaplain John Cowan. American Legion Post #359 Auxiliary president Becky Bullard gave a short introduction speech on the Auxiliary followed by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7138 Frank Jacques, Quarter Master. Mayor Cheri Kelley welcomed all and praised our men in uniform, home and abroad. Patrick Sunpanich, representing Assemblyman Tony Mendoza’s office, spoke in his stead about a new bill passed for vets of Iraq and Afghanistan wars of four full years of college. The Keynote speaker of the day was Ruben Sandoval, U.S.M.C., retired. He is a Vietnam Vet. He told of how he landed in the Mekong Delta in 1967 and some of his horrendous experiences there. After his tour of duty, he returned home and turned his life over to the Lord. There are no words to express the horrors our service men and women face to keep our wonderful country free. Printed in the programs was George Washington’s Prayer for America. It is fitting to insert it here: Almighty God, we make earnest prayer that thou wilt keep the United States in thy holy protection. That thou wilt incline the hearts of citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government. To entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens at large. And finally, that thou will most graciously be pleased to dispose us to love justice and love mercy: And to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which are the characteristics of the divine Author. Without a humble imitation of these things we can never hope to become a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen. There was a rousing Benediction of God Bless America by the All City Band accompanied by a colorful performance by the Tall Flags. After an inspiring benediction by Post #359 Chaplain John Cowan and a retiring of the Flags by the combined Color Guard, all present were invited to the American Legion Open House for a free lunch provided by the Post Auxiliary Ladies.
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By Jerry Bernstein The Cerritos Chinese School held its annual carnival Nov. 21 in the Artesia High School quad with fun and games for the youngsters. Members of the Cerritos City Council and commissions were present along with student family and friends. The school ofrfers Attending the Chinese School Carnival were (l-r) Cerritos classes for preschool students to adult classes Counciil Memmber Laura Lee, Mayor Pro Tem Joseph Cho, every Saturday at Artesia ABC School Board Member Sophia Tse and Cerritos PlanHigh School. In addition ning Commissioner Cindy Chen. Not shown is Councilmemit also offers after-school ber Carol Chen. Chinese classes in four main mission is to promote the Chinese elementary school under ABC School Dis- language and culture in the community. trict5’s FLAP[Foreign Language Assistant Program.
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trol and we just didn’t match their ball control today.” Wu paced the Lady Dons with 22 kills and two blocks while Kam had 29 digs, Trimble 27 digs and senior setter Samantha Adams 24 digs and 23 assists. For Mayfield, Spence had 21 kills, followed by Aragon and Schraer (14 kills each) and Luck (13 kills). “I think everybody can see that Jessica is probably going to be our future main hitter, if she isn’t already,” Vo said. “I’m sure she’s looking forward to the offseason training.” If Cerritos defeats Tehachapi, the champions of the CIF-Central Section, it will play the victor of the Valley Center/ Los Altos match on Saturday. Valley Center fell in the CIF-San Diego Section finals while Los Altos defeated Bonita. “Playing is definitely not a burden for me,” Wu said. “If someone is dropping their game, I just pick up. We just step it up. We don’t call it a burden. If we get to play, we’re always happy. We look forward to practice everyday. We exceeded Coach Vo’s expectations. That was probably our highlight of the season so far. It’s just fun for us.”
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Middle Of Suburban League to be Scrambled, Valley Christian Eyes Trip to Divisional Finals By Loren Kopff Since the downfall of the once-nationally ranked Artesia girls basketball program, the other six members of the Suburban League have made serious bids for a league championship or one of the four automatic berths to the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section playoffs. The consensus is that Mayfair and Cerritos will be the frontrunners with everyone else up for grabs for the other spots. Valley Christian’s surprise run to the semifinals last season is expected to be followed by a trip to the championship game in early March.
8-16 overall last season, 5-7 in the Suburban League, fifth place, lost to St. Mary’s Academy 83-60 in the Division III-A first round. Head coach: Clavon Jubrey (first season) Team’s record past five seasons: 56-72 Last time missed the playoffs: 2005-'06 season STARTERS LOST Joelle Daniel (9.2 points per game) Shantae Grey (3.9) Nikki Perkins (25.7) Sabrina Rembert (5.2) STARTER RETURNING Sr. Angela Baker OTHER RETURNING Sr. Alyssa Gasporra Jr. Lyza Escobar Jr. Leah Wilkes Jr. Elaine Young So. Dana Arrington
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15-13 overall last season, 5-5 in the San Gabriel Valley League, tied for third place, lost to Barstow 73-59 in the Division III-A second round. Head coach: Al Dorogusker (seventh season, 89-70) Team’s record past five seasons: 82-54 Last time missed the playoffs: 2004-'05 season STARTERS LOST Jessica Kanemaru (5.0 points per game) Rachel Porter (14.8) STARTERS RETURNING Sr. Erika Jackson (5.5) Sr. Kyrese Montgomery (3.1) Jr. Symone Brown (15.5) OTHERS RETURNING Sr. Dana Kanemaru So. Alii Salone
The Gladiators had another solid season in what has become a much tougher San Gabriel Valley League. With three starters returning, the team figures to be in the hunt for second place as no one has yet to solve Lynwood’s dominance. “I told everybody that I thought we were a .500 team and it turned out to be exactly right,” Dorogusker said. “The only
Happy difference was that Canyon, who we lost to, had to forfeit all of their games.” Although Dorogusker won’t list a standout player, Brown and Jackson are the key players offensively and Brown has the ability to score around 20 points a game. Jackson could see double figures and the seventh-year Gahr coach said she has ‘turned a very sharp corner’. He also added that Montgomery is starting to understand how to take care of the ball. Kanemaru is a threat from the outside and could move into the starting lineup. But, the future also looks good with Salone, sophomore Zaneta Agu and freshman Jewelyn Sawyer. Gahr will have a balanced team-four seniors, three juniors, four sophomores and one freshman. “We don’t use go-to [players],” Dorogusker said. “We run our stuff and whoever is open, shoots. But [Symone] is going to be open more than anybody else. She and Erika can manufacture their own points, which is very nice.” Dorogusker will get his 100th victory as Gahr’s head coach around the time he hosts his yearly tournament in late December, or during the first round of league action.
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10-17 overall last season, 2-10 in the Suburban League, sixth place. Head coach: Linda Parra (eighth season, 9986) Team’s record past five seasons: 77-60 Last time made the playoffs: 2006-2007 season STARTERS LOST Natalie Contreras STARTERS RETURNING Sr. Monica Martinez (3.5 points per game) Sr. Karina Rodriguez (4.4) Jr. Arlene Gomez (6.0) Jr. Sharae Moten (8.4) OTHER RETURNING Sr. Carla Acuna Sr. Brittis Garcia Sr. Alyssa Robledo Jr. Sarai Robles So. Kimberly Orozco
The youth of John Glenn’s team struggled once the team got into league play last season and as a result, the Lady Eagles barely missed the playoffs. But, it’s that same youth that plans to rebound this season as virtually everyone is back from last season. “We didn’t play great teams in the preseason,” Parra said. “Every year league is going to be tough. There is never a year where our league isn’t tough. I would have liked to have a better league season last year.” Although no one scored in double figures for a team that was the league’s worst shooting squad, Parra is very optimistic about the prospects of this season. Moten and Gomez could each easily score 1015 points a game with Moten as the top rebounder. Acuna, 109 points last season and Robles, another 77 more points, will factor into the starting lineup. Sophomore Moshanae Summerise is the team’s top newcomer. “I like the fact that they have a year under their belt because it shows when we play, they’re a little bit more comfortable with each other and they’re comfortable on the floor,” Parra said. With the experience coming back, the
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14-13 overall last season, 6-6 in the Suburban League, fourth place, lost to Beverly Hills 6632 in the Division II-A first round. Head coach: Richard Drake (3rd season, 2826) Team’s record past five seasons: 51-79 Last time missed the playoffs: 2006-'07 season STARTERS LOST Darnika Moses (3.8 points per game) Lachelle Robinson (11.6) Vimi Sainz (5.9) Karla Tinoco (2.3) STARTER RETURNING Alexis Love (13.8) OTHERS RETURNING Sr. Ruby Villa Jr. Stacie Ramirez Jr. Vanessa Ramirez
Up until two seasons ago, the Norwalk girls basketball program had been the laughing stock of the Suburban league. Not anymore. The Lancers have gone to the playoffs in consecutive seasons and have five more victories in those two seasons combined than in the previous three. “I think that the kids who have come in have a little bit of a different expectation,” Drake said. “We’re still not picking up kids who have played a lot of basketball. But the work ethic is changing. We’re upgrading our schedule and better schools are calling us now. Better schools are wanting to come to our tournament now.” If the Lancers are to make it three in a row, they will really have to dig harder than before. Love, who recently signed to play at Loyola Marymount University, is the only experienced star on the team. Only Vanessa Ramirez (27 points) is the other player who scored at the varsity level. Drake admitted he needs to have at least two other players to help Love do what she needs to do, which will take a lot of pressure off the 6’ 2” center. Vanessa Ramirez will be counted on to shoot a high percentage of three-pointers. Joining Love and Vanessa Ramirez in the starting lineup will be juniors Stacie Ramirez, Giselle Sanchez and senior Brittany Jimenez or sophomore Larissa Perez. As far as where the Lancers will finish, Drake says it’s a race for third place since he believes Mayfair and Cerritos will occupy the top two spots. Love’s presence will keep Norwalk right behind those two, but will the lack of varsity experience do the same? “I definitely think the league is not what it was five or six years ago,” Drake said. “I don’t know why there is such a shift right now, but there is. Artesia is not who we know. La Mirada has been down the last
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Continued from page 1 kaka working on the patient. They wanted to check whether or not the kidney could be salvaged but were pretty sure that it would have to be removed. They cut through several layers of skin, tissue, fat and muscle to get down to where the kidney was. After quite some time in which the three surgeons worked on what was inside, I stood on the side and watched them work. But I then stood on a low stool at the head of the operation table and from there I was able to see much more of that was going on. By this time, it had been decided that the kidney was going to be removed. I watched as the three surgeons worked together, cauterizing and cutting tissue to free the kidney and holding open the wound using bent, flat metal bars when the kidney itself was pulled free and brought out into the open. I was surprised to find that it was actually much bigger than I had expected. It was placed in a small metal bowl to be shown to the family. Saline solutions and other cleaners were dumped into the abdominal cavity and mixed around by hand to assure sterility. Several layers of stitches had to be made to close the wound, and in the mean while I went with kaka as he talked with the family of the patient. Later a young boy came in need of stitches in his foot; he had stepped on glass and was absolutely hysterical. It was the perfect example of tough love; he was scolded and flattered, slapped and caressed, all to get him to lie still on the bed and get the numbing shot he needed so that the stitches could be made. After much more fighting, and whole other episode when he had to get a tetanus shot, it was finally over. After eating, resting and studying for biology, I headed downstairs when kaki told me that they had a C-section scheduled for that evening. When I got down to the operation theater I was lucky to find that there not only was a C-section but also a natural birth going on at the same time
Happy in the room next door. As the preparations for the C-section were being made, Kaki and the other gynecologist were called into the adjacent labor/delivery room and I followed them in, a little nervous about what I would see but excited all the same. There was a woman positioned on the bed, her legs spread and some blood clotted on the sheets. Her face clearly showed the pain she was in. I didn’t know what my reaction would be so I decided to sit down, but no sooner had I sat than I gave up my seat to the nurses who needed it for equipment. Everything that happened seemed to happen very fast. The nurses were talking to the woman, comforting her and telling her to push. The next thing I knew, I saw the baby’s head sticking out and a minute later, it had been pulled completely free and the cord was cut. As the gynecologist attended to the woman, removing the placenta and treating any bleeding, the onhand pediatrician prepared the new-born, suctioning and cleaning and weighing the crying newborn; by the end, the baby that had appeared white and sticky was soon clean and pink. I then returned to the operation theater where the first incisions were just being made. It was the same procedure as I had seen before. In this case, the baby was positioned legs first, making a vaginal delivery difficult. Upon opening the uterus, amniotic fluid began to gust out. Kaka pulled the fetus out of the uterus legs first but the baby got stuck at the head. It took a lot of pulling and twisting to get the baby out and it seemed as if such forceful pulling would hurt the newborn. But everything turned out fine, though the mother seemed distressed and was moaning throughout the operation. I got to see two very different deliveries today in less than an hour.
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help replace the computers. Every week the Credit Union representative has been coming into the Nixon main office to help[ with whatever is needed like data entry, filing and other general office duties.. In addition the Credit Union has helped many other District schools with donations of school supplies, books and personal time volunteering in the schools whether helping in the office or reading as part of the RISE program. Palms Elementary Principal Eveline Huh selected Delta Dental. At Palms, Delta Dental has matched parent’s donations each month, averaging $1,500 to $2,000 a year. With the match, the school plans to use the money for LCD projectors and cameras for the fourth grade classrooms. Stowers Elementary Principal Eileen Blagden nominee was California Educational Centers who has provided Stower Students with outstanding after school learning opportunities such as a homework club, tutoring, chess games, computer technology as well a performing arts activities. Willow Elementary Principal Linda Dohm nominated Goody Pizza. Whenever Willow has a big schoolwide event, “Goody’s Pizza” steps up to assist the school by providing pizza. The students love to be able to get slices of pizza and it helps get more parents to the event since that do not have to worry about cooking. Wittmann Elementary Principal Patrick Walker nominee is InterTrend Communications, Inc who has established a “growing Green Roots” garden program at the school. The program will expose Wittmann’s second and fourth grade students to outdoor hands-on learning and in-class activities that will focus on water conservation and healthy eating. In addition to donating more than $3,000 of equipment and supplies, InterTrend has recruited the Metropolitan Water District and Rainbird, Inc. to work with Wittmann students and staff this year. Haskell Middle School Principal Camille Lewis’ nominee is the Hawaiian Gardens Casino. As a parent of a Haskell MS student, Peter Lydon, Director Casino Development, Food and Beverage, continues to help the school in a variety of ways. As an example, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino donates bottled water to Haskell on a regular basis for school events. Ross Middle School Principal Ricardo Brown nominated the Ross Middle School Academy of Creative and Media Arts Foundation. Community volunteer Ms. Carlyn Heminger has spearheaded the foundation, which is in the final stages to becoming an active Foundation. Ms. Heminger has been instrumental with all the legal aspects offering her time and legal expertise at no cost to help set up the foundation, apply for grants, obtaining a tax I.D, and setting up the Board of Directors. The Foundation would not exist if Mrs. Heminger had not been involved. Tetzlaff Middle School Principal Crechena Wise nominee is Target Store, Cerritos, which supports the school’s “Accelerated Reading Program” and the” Principal’s Challenge.” The students each have certain reading goals with incentives if they reach their goals. Target helps by donating money for books for students who meet the “Principal’s Challenge.” Artesia High Principal Sergiio Garcia nominated Anderson Chiropractic. Since 1984 Dr. Anderson has donated his time as the sports chiropractor for Artesia High School. He attends all games and serves as the team doctor for football, basketball and baseball. Cerritos High Principal Janice Peterson nominated the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel in the Cerritos Towne Center. The hotel has played a big part in helping prepare Cerritos High students in the Hotel-Hospitality Career Pathway by allowing students to gain work experience at the Sheraton Hotel. It also supports and partici0ates in many district programs such as the Rise Program, Summer Leadership Conference and Principal for a Day. Gahr High Principal Gina Zietlow selected Herff Jones. Mr. Ray Pattongo of Herff Jones
Continued from page 1 Carver Elementary Principal Deborah Berlyn nominated the Cerritos Senior Center where seniors interact with Carver students in many activities that support healthy bodies and minds [a District goal.] Activities include letter writing, playing sports, celebrating holiday events, reading-buddies, as well as sharing of generational differences and sharing different aspects of aging. Cerritos Elementary Principal Dennis Wilson named Dr. Rampn Villegas and his wife Meria, owners of Rizal Optique. The couple support eye health and offer special discounts to families of Cerritos Elementary student, donating a portion to Cerritos Elementary PTA. Elliott Elementary Principal Danielle Mitchell named Cha Cha Chess, owner of “Cha Cha Chess” who donated three weeks of his own time spending one hour in each 19 classrooms teaching students the basics of chess. He also donated four scholarships for students to join the after school program at the school. Furgeson Elementary Principal Mayra Lozano selected Taco’s Don Chente owner Gustavo Ortiz who offers, an incentive, Furgeson students with perfect monthly attendance “Free Meal Certificates.” Gonsalves Elementary Claudia Ross named American First Credit Union[AFCU]. For the past two years the ADCU has gone to Gonsalves every Friday to teach about banking and collecting the student’s savings deposits. AFCU offers fun incentives for the students who learn about smart money habits. Education Coordinator Michelle Lawrence matches the first $5 when a student opens a savings account. Every quarter AFCU holds a raffle for students offering items such as discount meals and new bikes. Fedde Middle School Principal Carol Castro and Hawaiian Elementary Principal Laurie Cordova nominated the City of Hawaiian Gardens, citing Mayor Mike Gomez and Mayor Pro Tem Victor Farfan who they said exemplify the City’s commitment to their children. The City provides bicycles and other sports equipment to the two schools and help fund the sixth grade science camp and summer school. The two also attend school ceremonies and award assemblies and are willing to do whatever it takes to help students of Hawaiian Gardens succeed. Kennedy Elementary Principal Melissa Valentine nominated Print Copy Center. Owners, Mr. & Mrs. Hosoda have a student attending Kennedy Elementary School. They have provided the school with many printing services from their company at no charge. As an example, they provide certificates for the “Character Counts Program,’ copies of the monthly school newsletter for parents and students and videotape school performances. Leal Elementary Principals Laura Makely and Stacy Hamagiwa selected Richard Jones Pit BBQ. For the past 12 to 14 years, RJ Pit BBQ has been available to help cater meals for the Leal Elementary School Family Science Night as well as the “BTSA Induction Dinner.” Melbourne Elementary Principal Kathy Neder-Olivos nominated Mimi’s Café, which donates muffins and goodies for the school activities such as staff meetings and parent meetings. Niemes Elementary Principal Mariaelene[Meg] Jimenez named the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Every year it provides books to Niemes’s Accelerated Reading Incentive Program, This year they donated 300 books to Neimes students. Carmenita Middle School Principal Rhonda Buss and Nixon Elementary Principal Melnda Ortiz nominated Schools First Credit Union. “School’s First” discovered that the brand new IMAC computers in Carmenita’s library had been stolen. One day they arrived with $1000 to
TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 made a significant donation of $5,000 to Gahr High for its electronic marquee. Tracy High Principal Jeff Green nominee is the Tzy Chi Foundation, which as set up an annual scholarship of $1,000 for Tracy high students. They also donate new shows, clothing and food to need students and families. Another contribution is their involvement with the school’s Career Day where they advocate volunteerism, disaster relief and environmental protection. ABC Adult School Principal Pao Ling Guo nominee is Southern California Kaiser Permanente, which provides externship to the medical assistant students at the ABC Adult School. Kaiser invited the medical assistant students to help with the free flu shot clinic for both the regular flu and the H1N1 swine vaccine. Kaiser has also hired students who have graduated from ABC Adult School. Through their medical assistance students are rated in the top 90 percent in the country. District nominees include Eyesite Optometry, California State University of Long Beach, Cerritos College and the Southeast ROP.
Continued from page 2 Alvarez. Donations raised this year as of Nov. 18 were more than $97,000. Statistics show that 60% of CSU students and 30% of UC students had previously attended a community college. Blake was honored for always making himself available for any project that the City needed volunteers, and his financial background served the City well as a member of a Blue Ribbon Finance Committee appointed by the City Council. Blake was one of the original members appointed to the Cultural and Beautification Committee that was responsible for developing activities for the community such as the Concerts in the Park, Home Beautification Awards and Arbor Day. He has been actively involved in planning for the La Palma Days Parade that was established over 20 years ago, and he was responsible for furnishing the city with numerous vintage cars. Blake has also devoted much of his time to promote outreach programs for youth and other philanthropic activities as a member of the Kiwanis Club of La Palma. Blake will be also be remembered for serving 12 years on the La Palma City Council from December 1994 to December 2006 and served three times as Mayor. He supported activities of the League of California Cities, and on the state level he was Chair and Vice-Chair of the Community Services Committee and served on the Community Services Department Program Planning Committee and Annual Conference Resolutions Committee. As a result of the Orange County’s period of financial problems, the Orange County Library Advisory Board was instituted and Blake was appointed and ultimately served as Chair and Vice-Chair. He also represented the City while on Council on the Orange County Fire Authority as Chair and Vice-Chair. Once he left the Council, Blake continued serving the city as a member of La Palma’s Traffic Committee. A few of the past La Palma Citizens of the Year Americana recipients include: 1984 Edna Ethington City Volunteer 1991 Duane Schuster Former Mayor 1992 Alta Duke Former Mayor 1993 Chris O’Neal City Volunteer 1995 Keith and Chris Nelson City Volunteers 1996 Larry Herman Former Mayor 2001 Brian O’Neal AUHD Board Member 2002 Richard and Joan Lutz City Volunteers 2003 Lauree Aragona Former Mayor 2004 Herb Carson Pastor 2006 Ulla Herman City Volunteer 2007 Becky and Cliff Ishii City Volunteers 2008 Jay and Sherrie Goldberg City Volunteers 2009Rosemary Scichilone and Kitty Mallett City Volunteers
COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • NOVEMBER 27, 2009 13 in Cerritos on Friday night when at around 10:30 p.m. numerous shots were fired from an unknown passing car. Dunham was taken from the party by a group of friends to nearby Tri-Cities Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens where he died from his wounds. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Officers are currently investigating Victim identified as former Artesia the incident out of their Commerce DiviHigh School student ReMington sion. Dunham. Dunham was a 2008 graduate of Artesia High School and was currently attended Cerritos College, according to inBy Randy Economy formation posted on his “My Space” page. Officials at Artesia High School ReMington Dunham, 18, from East confirmed on Monday that Dunham had Lakewood was shot and killed last Friday attended Artesia High School and was a evening at around 10:30 p.m. in what Member of the Class of 2008 but did not local law enforcement is classifying as release any additional information about a “drive by” shooting. The shooting ochis past student involvements. curred at the 11000 block of Gonsalves If you have any information regarding Place in Cerritos. the case, the public is being asked to call According to Sgt. Donald Alexander the Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. of the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station, Dunham was attending a party on Gonsalves Place Thanksgiving!
Drive By Shooting in Cerritos Sheriff's Weekly Crime Summary Cerritos Claims Life of Teen November 9-15, 2009 There were nineteen Part I felony crimes reported to the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station last week, down from twenty-five the week before. While overall Part I incidents were down, residential and commercial burglary were up, and robberies, vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts were down. Calls for service were also higher last week at 314, compared to 307 the previous reporting period. The new 2009 weekly average in calls for service is now 325. GREAT NEWS! There were no robberies investigated last week. Residential burglaries rose from no cases the week before to five crimes last week. Open/unlocked doors or windows were involved in two, and three were attributed to pried doors or windows. Computers, a shotgun, cash, cameras, purses, wallets, and sunglasses were among the items reported stolen. The 2009 weekly average in residential burglaries remains at 2.4. Keep in mind that there is a certain level of “reconnaissance” involved in most residential burglaries. This could be knocking at a front door to ensure nobody is home prior to attempting entry, walking or driving in a neighborhood to determine which households are vacant during the day, or looking for tell-tale signs such as excessive newspapers, mail, or advertisements on doorsteps. As we know, some residents leave for the Holidays. Be aware of this “reconnaissance” and make sure that you don’t provide the thieves with easy intelligence. Pack your vehicle with a garage door closed, make sure an arrangement is made to pick up papers, mail, and advertisements, and always ensure that all doors and windows are closed and secured with additional hardware to keep these potential entry points tightly secured to the frames. Two commercial burglaries were logged last week. A high school (pried door) and a fast food restaurant (shattered window) were entered during closed hours. The 2009 weekly average in commercial burglaries is now 1.4. Vehicle burglaries decreased from eleven to seven last week. High-volume commercial parking lots were involved in six. Six were also SUVs. CDs, a jack, cash, and a bag were taken. The 2009 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is at 7.6. As the Holiday Season will soon be upon us, it will be even more important than usual to make sure that there are no visible items left within the passenger compartment of your vehicle. Thieves notoriously escalate their criminal activity this time of year as they know there are profitable opportunities awaiting them, especially in shopping center parking lots. Vehicle thefts decreased from eight down to two last week. High-volume commercial parking lots were involved in both. A bobtail truck and an SUV were stolen. The 2009 weekly average in vehicle thefts remains at 4.5. Thieves are advancing with new technology that allows them to bypass many ignition systems and effectively start the vehicle. We always promote the use of steering wheel locking devices as great visible deterrents, but also endorse the use of tracking devices that can lead to the speedy recovery of your stolen vehicle.
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Felony Charges Dropped Against Norwalk City Councilman Rick Ramirez
Case involved domestic threats against his wife Little Lake School Board Member Gina A. Ramirez. By Randy Economy
(Norwalk, CA) City Councilman Rick Ramirez will not face any criminal charges for making threats against his wife Gina Almansor Ramirez. Ramirez, 41, was arrested and booked on Oct. 25 at the Pico Rivera Sheriff's Station after law enforcement were responding to a “domestic disturbance” call to the Ramirez’s Pluton Avenue home located in North Norwalk. According to Deputy Los Angeles District Attorney Shiara Davila-Morales the case against Ramirez involved one possible felony for “making a criminal threat” against the alleged victim Gina Ramirez, who is wrapping up a fouryear term as a member of the Little Lake School Board of Education. She did not seek reelection to the Board during the recent November 3rd campaign. After reviewing all the facts and evidence in the case, the DA decided not to proceed with the matter. On Friday, (Nov. 20th) the entire matter was dropped in an action filed at the Bellflow-
er Superior Court House. According to Watch Commander John Gannon of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station, Deputies were called to the Ramirez home at 11:30 p.m. Friday night October 24th on a “domestic disturbance” call. It was not disclosed at the time on who was responsible for making the call. Councilman Ramirez, who served as Mayor of Norwalk in 2008, was placed under arrest at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 25th, according to Sheriff booking records. He was held on a $50,000 Bail which he posted around 9 hours later and was released. Three weeks later, on November 11th, law enforcement responded to second emergency call to the Ramirez home and treated Mrs. Ramirez for a “possible overdose.” According to Commander Gannon, it was not "suicide" related. She was taken to a local hospital, and was treated and released early that next morning. Rick Ramirez won a seat on the Norwalk City Council in March 2003 when he received the second highest vote total. He then ran for the Democratic Nomination for the 56th Assembly District against Artesia City Councilwoman Sally Zuniga Flowers, and eventual winner and current Assemblyman Tony Mendoza. Ramirez has been a proponent of expanded programs for seniors and at risk youth, and to new attract businesses to Norwalk and to increase local community policing programs.
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By Helen M. Brown Seven members of the Norwalk Woman’s Club were invited to the Annual Paramount Women’s Club Reciprocity Luncheon and Boutique at Progress Park on Friday, November 13, 2009. It was a wonderful day of fellowship and inspiration. The decorations were unique and artistic, all done in beautiful fall tones. The Boutique offered many different gifts and baked goods. This is one of the Club’s major fundraisers and they do very good at it. The meal was home cooked and delicious by the very talented club members
and was enjoyed by all. President Ella Marie Bailey was on an extended cruise to Australia so her First Vice-Chair Gerda did excellent in her absence. After a short welcome and introduction of Los Cerritos District (LCD) President Winnie Baker, lunch was served. It was followed by entertainment by singer-historian Barbara Leigh. The luncheon ended with much shopping accomplished and many hugs as the various club women made their way back home. The LCD is made up of thirteen clubs with most of their boards were in attendance.
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If you come across second-year head coach Katie Hardeman, you might see her all giddy about the upcoming season. Although the Lady Crusaders finished in fourth place with a losing Olympic League mark, the team pushed forward to the semifinals. It gets much better for the 20092010 campaign because the team lost only one impact player and has the rest returning to what plans to be even a better season. “Early on, I didn’t expect us to go that far,” Hardeman said. “Part of it was not knowing what the competition was like in our division. But halfway through our season we turned into a different team. A team that had beat us by 40, we lost to them in a league game on a buzzer beater. I knew at that point, we were better than what I thought we would be.” Valley will have only two varsity rookies with sophomores Taryn Cunningham and Savannah Mageo, the latter who will slide into the starting lineup along with the four returning. With that said, the Lady Crusaders possess a much better starting lineup with the sharp shooting Korver who can light it up from downtown and the always feisty and outspoken Cotton, who has the ability to average a double-double every time she hits the court. Look for Holder and Perez to get more involved in the game and Valley’s bench is not one to be overlooked as well. “I’ve honestly never played with a player like Taylor who is intense and aggressive and passionate about ev-
Continued from page 1 know the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department is their friend, not their enemy. He said the citizens are thankful the crime is at all time low. Responding to a statement in a column in the LCCN Editorial Page, he said, I’m astounded that anyone would make such an outrages statement describing Hawaiian Gardens as having the highest per capita crime rate in the country without insuring his facts were correct. Another factor that curtailed gang activity in the city was a Federal law enforcement series of gang sweeps last spring that affected not only Hawaiian Gardens but also the greater Los Angeles and Riverside Counties areas. Many Vario gang members were arrested and are now in jail awaiting trial. Others have been convicted. The Mayor said the majority of our citizens could now breathe easier and get on with their lives. However, some citizens and former residents who have family members behind bars and others have taken up the cry of discrimination. They want the gang injunction revoked, the Sheriff to leave Hawaiian Gardens, the Sheriff’s helicopter surveillance ended and the establishment of a city police department, in an apparent effort to turn back time. This month city council elections were held throughout California. In Hawaiian Gardens three council seats were open. Elected was incumbent Michiko OyamaCanada, and newcomers Barry Bruce and Reynaldo Rodriguez. Both have been critical of the outgoing council, with Bruce criticizing current law enforcement in the city including the gang injunction, and Rodriguez questioning city fiscal policies.
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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA09-261504-ED Order # 090190681-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/16/2007. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. 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. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JOHN L. TOULOUSE AND MICHIRU TOULOUSE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 11/27/2007 as Instrument No. 20072603941 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/10/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $673,243.01 The purported property address is: 13228 BRIARWOOD ST CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7044-010-010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Washington Mutual Bank, FA 7255 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 11/13/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3343827 11/20/2009, 11/27/2009, 12/04/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20090028701747 Title Order No.: 090593104 FHA/VA/PMI No.: You are in Default under a Deed of Trust, dated 03/09/2007. 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. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/13/2007 as Instrument No. 20070550273 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed By: Robert N Montemayor and Cheann Legaspi, Will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/ cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 12/10/2009 Time of Sale: 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA. Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17736 Palo Verde Ave, Cerritos, California 90703 APN#: 7034-018-047 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $361,186.05. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NDEx West, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Residential Services Validated Publications, 2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 200, Concord, CA 94520 925-603-7342 www.rsvpforeclosures. com NDEx West, L.L.C., as Authorized Agent Dated: 11/16/2009 (RSVP# 178267) (11/20/09, 11/27/09, 12/04/09)
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 74-33933-2 Title Order No.090405067 APN 7034-005-049 The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final order of exemption pursuant to CA CIV. CODE 2923.53 that is current and valid as of the date that the Notice of Trustee's Sale was filed or given. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/02/2005. 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 12/10/2009 at 10:30AM, HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/10/2005, as Instrument 05 1908525 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: RICHARD BELTRAN AND EVELYN BELTRAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MERS as Beneficiary and FIELDSTONE MORTGAGE COMPANY as Lender (Original Lender) and HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC., as current Servicer/Lender, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by 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). At: THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA., all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17416 ALORA AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA 90703. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $565,157.30 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. CONDITION OF SALE: The successful bidder will be required to pay county documentary transfer tax, any city tax, and any other applicable taxes or fees (including, but not limited to, the fee for recording Preliminary Change of Ownership report) to the auctioneer at the time of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 11/17/09 HOUSEKEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION P.O. BOX 60145 CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA 91716 For Sale Information: (714)730-2727, www.fidelityasap. com or www.priorityposting.com TO NOTIFY TRUSTEE OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS, PLEASE FAX FACE PAGE OF BANKRUPTCY PETITION TO (909) 3973914 Betty Schwab, Trustee Sales Officer ASAP# 3349069 11/20/2009, 11/27/2009, 12/04/2009
Happy NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 178160 Trustee Sale No.: 66156 Loan No.: 9041532532/001 APN: 7167-002-019 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 04/11/2005. 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 12/10/2009 at 10:00AM, DSL Service Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 4/21/2005 Instrument # 05 0929488 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Robert C Trimmer and Andrea Trimmer Husband and Wife, as Trustor Downey Savings and Loan Association, F.A., as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by 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). At: The West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5929 Dagwood Avenue, Lakewood CA 90712. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $408,521.80 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code § 2923.53(k) (3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 11/9/09 For: DSL Service Company, as Trustee By: FCI Lender Services, Inc., as Agent 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 U.S. Bank National Association, Customer Service Department (949) 798-6002 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www. rsvpforeclosures.com or call: 925-603-7342. Vivian Prieto, Vice President, FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 177844) (11/20/09, 11/27/09, 12/04/09)
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No: C393919 CA Unit Code: C Loan No: RICHANCE I AP #1: 7033-007-016, 7033-007-017 AP #2: 7033-007-018 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: RICHANCE INVESTMENT INC. Recorded September 25, 2008 as Instr. No. 20081725110 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded August 7, 2009 as Instr. No. 2009-1211332 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. Said Deed of Trust describes the following property: EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PARCEL 1: THE EAST 291 FEET OF THE WEST 321 FEET OF THE NORTH 132 FEET OF THE SOUTH 20 ACRES OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, IN THE RANCHO LOS COYOTES, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA EXCEPT THAT PORTION OF SAID LAND INCLUDED WITHIN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED BOUNDARIES: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF PIONEER BOULEVARD, 60 FEET WIDE, WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 29.66 FEET ACRES OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4; SAID POINT OF BEGINNING BEING DISTANT ALONG SAID EAST LINE 762.52 FEET, MORE OR LESS, FROM THE SOUTH LINE OF ARTESIA AVENUE, 60 FEET WIDE, THENCE EASTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 200 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 52 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 200 FEET TO SAID EAST LINE OF PIONEER BOULEVARD, THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID BOULEVARD 52 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 2: THAT PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, S.B.B.M., IN THE RANCHO LOS COYOTES, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF PIONEER BOULEVARD, 60 FEET WIDE, WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 29.66 FEET ACRES OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4; SAID POINT OF BEGINNING BEING DISTANT ALONG SAID EAST LINE 762.52 FEET, MORE OR LESS, FROM THE SOUTH LINE OF ARTESIA AVENUE, 60 FEET WIDE, THENCE EASTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 200 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 52 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 200 FEET TO SAID EAST LINE OF PIONEER BOULEVARD, THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID BOULEVARD 52 FEET TO THE POINT OF SEGINNING. PERSONAL PROPERTY (A) ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL GOODS, FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND (WHERE APPLICABLE) TOOLS AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS WHICH TRUSTOR NOW OR HEREAFTER OWNS AND WHICH IS LOCATED ON OR AFFIXED TO THE SUBJECT PROPERTY OR WHICH IS USED OR IS USEFUL IN THE OPERATION, USE, OCCUPANCY OF OR (WHERE APPLICABLE) CONSTRUCTION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, AND ALL REPLACEMENTS, ADDITIONS AND (OR) SUBSTITUTIONS THERETO; AND, (B) ALL REPLACEMENTS, ADDITIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS, AMENDMENTS, MODIFICATIONS, PRODUCTS AND PROCEEDS RELATING TO AND (OR) ARISING OUT OF THE ITEMS REFERRED TO IN SUBPARAGRAPH (A) ABOVE. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED SEPTEMBER 19, 2008. 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. The property above described may not have a street address or common designation. Directions sufficient to locate the property may be obtained by submitting a written request within ten days from the first publication of this notice to the beneficiary, whose name and address is: Marden Chen, Chen & Yang Pioneer, LLC, 11379 183rd St,, Cerritos, CA 90703, "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: DECEMBER 9, 2009, AT 11:00 A.M. *AT THE WEST SIDE DOORS TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 12720 NORWALK BLVD, NORWALK, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $1,603,731.65. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. This loan is exempt. Compliance with Civil code 2923.5 is not necessary to proceed with preparing and processing a Notice of Default or Notice of Trustee Sale. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: November 10, 2009 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary MARLENE CLEGHORN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.ascentex.com/ websales. TAC# 872307C PUB: 11/19/09, 11/26/09, 12/03/09
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Thanksgiving! NOTICE OF APLLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCHOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE To Whom It May Concern: Names of applicants is/are MOTUS VICENTE NOEL L, PARISHO LUCILLE MOTUS. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at 11688 SOUTH ST. #104-105 ARTESIA, CA 90701-6610. Type of License applied for is 41- ON SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 11/13, 11/20, 11/27/09 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0122193 Title Order No. 09-8-356649 APN No. 7016-015-061 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/02/2006. 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 GERRY SANTILLAN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/02/2006 and recorded 04/13/06, as Instrument No. 06 0809197, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/18/2009 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: 16721 LONGWORTH AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA, 907031621. 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 $584,118.85. 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: 11/20/2009 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. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.76222 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2009
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Trustee Sale No.: 20090028701773 Title Order No.: 090609717 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 7/26/2006. 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. NDex West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/31/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1685414 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed By: BAYANI S NAVARRO AND FE M NAVARRO, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 12/18/2009 Time of Sale: 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18417 ALFRED AV, CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN#: 7030-005-010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $569,454.59. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Priority Posting & Publication 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting. com NDex West, LLC as Authorized Agent Dated: 11/26/2009 NDex West, LLC may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P641040 11/27, 12/4, 12/11/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. GM-225233-C Loan No. 0359341853 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/7/2006. 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. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR:JACOB J. MONTOYA AND GERALDINE MONTOYA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 6/14/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1307337 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:12/18/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California Property Address is purported to be: 4949 PREMIERE AVENUE LAKEWOOD, California 90712-0000 APN #: 7172-005-010 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $480,567.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 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 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 11/18/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3335916 11/27/2009, 12/04/2009, 12/11/2009
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20090028701747 Title Order No.: 090593104 FHA/VA/PMI No.: You are in Default under a Deed of Trust, dated 03/09/2007. 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. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/13/2007 as Instrument No. 20070550273 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed By: Robert N Montemayor and Cheann Legaspi, Will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/ cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 12/10/2009 Time of Sale: 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA. Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17736 Palo Verde Ave, Cerritos, California 90703 APN#: 7034-018-047 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $361,186.05. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NDEx West, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Residential Services Validated Publications, 2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 200, Concord, CA 94520 925-603-7342 www.rsvpforeclosures. com NDEx West, L.L.C., as Authorized Agent Dated: 11/16/2009 (RSVP# 178267) (11/20/09, 11/27/09, 12/04/09)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE Pursuant to the California SelfService Storage Facility Act, (B&P Code 21700et. seq.), the undersigned will sell at public auction, on December 10,2009, personal property including but not limited to business equipment, electronics, furniture, clothing, tools and/or other miscellaneous items located at: A-AMERICAN SELF STORAGE @ 12:00 PM, 16515 S. Valley View, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562)926-6777 STORED BY THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: G-2 Kathleen Ennes G-68 Kathleen Ennes D-45 Charles Etta McDaniel G-1 Gloria L Davis G-13 Gloria L Davis C-34 R. Ray-Alv. D-5 Carlos Huang E-2 Warren Demaray F-49 Jose Guadalupe Perez F-60 Jose Guadalupe Perez K-42 Ysmael Galera All sales are subject to prior cancellation. Terms, rules and regulations available at sale. Dated this 27th day of November and 4th day of December, 2009 by A-American Self Storage Management Co. Inc. (310)914-4022, Bond. #72BSBBU5400 Pub:LCCN 11/27 and 12/4/09
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CITY OF ARTESIA PUBLIC NOTICE APPLICATION TO SERVE ON THE COMMISSION LISTED BELOW FOR THE CITY OF ARTESIA PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION BEAUTIFICATION AND MAINTENANCE COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that the City of Artesia is accepting applications for positions on all of the above listed Commissions. Residents are encouraged to apply for any one or all of the Commissions listed. Each Commission consists of five (5) members who shall be residents of the City of Artesia and shall be appointed for a two (2) year term at a Regular City Council Meeting. Each member of the City Council is authorized to appoint one person to each Commission. PLANNING COMMISSION meets on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month to review and make recommendations to the City Council regarding planning and zoning matters in the City. Planning Commission also serve as members of the City’s Development Review Board is responsible for reviewing all site planning matters pertaining to the proposed commercial and other large scale developments in the City. PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION meets on the third (3rd) Tuesday of every other month and is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council on matters affecting public health and safety in the City an such related matters as determined and directed by the City Council. PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION meets on the last Wednesday of every other month as is responsible for making recommendation to the City Council on matters affecting Parks and Recreation. BEAUTIFICATION AND MAINTENANCE meets on the third (3rd) Thursday of ever other month and is responsible for making recommendation to the City Council on matters relating to the beautification of the City. Persons interested in filing an application for appointment to any commission may pick up an application form from the City Clerk’s office.
All applications must be filed with the City Clerk’s no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2010. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 11/27/09
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