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Special Olympic Fundraiser held at Cerritos’ Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
Margaret Caballero, Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem Laura Lee, Deputy Rob Long, Tri City Regional Hospital Community Relations Director Mary Lou Landes and Charles Lee give their support to the Special Olympic program.
La Palma Police 12th Annual Awards Ceremony
By Jerry Bernstein If you had dinner at Wood Ranch in Cerritos Sept. 1 you might have been surprised to have Cerritos sheriff deputies serving your food along side the regular staff. The event was a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Total amount raised was $2,807. The program was entitled “Tip A-Cop.” Jill Strickland of the Cerritos Recreation Department explained at the end of the meal, the patron customers were provided an envelope to “Tip the Cop.” The donation will be used to assist the Special Olympics Southern California Southeast Los Angeles to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympictype sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. She said is gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friend[See OLYMPICS Page 13]
City Wide Pride winners honored Fifty Cerritos homeowners were recognized for their outstanding properties at the 2010 City Wide Pride banquet held on August 13 at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel. The annual banquet honors homeowners who have helped beautify the City with superior maintenance and landscaping of their residences. The winners enjoyed dinner and received an award and a commemorative photo of their home. Twenty-five winners and 25 grand prize winners were selected this year from 169 nominations. The City was divided into five areas for judging. Grand Prize Grand prize winners included Manny and Lilia Aguilera; Curtis W. and Pamela A. Allen; Celso and Luz Barba; Jose and Lucianne Borges; Alfredo Castillo; Shingwue Cheng; [See CERRITOS Page 13]
Cerritos' Willie Wiswell passes away
Congratulating VIP of the Year Winner Rosemary Scichilone at the 12th Annual Awards Ceremony Aug. 26 at the Kennedy High Performing Arts Center were (l-r sitting) Elfrede Mac Iver, Maryann Scichilone and Ron Mac Iver and (l-r standing) Pat Zauss, Scichilone, Police Chief Ed Ethell and Stan Zauss. By Larry Caballero La Palma Police Department presented its 12th Annual Awards Ceremony Aug. 26 at the Kennedy High School Performing Arts Center where 200 guests heard Mayor Steve Shanahan thank the employees and winners for their hard work and dedication in keeping La Palma safe. After a moving Memorial Tribute to California Fallen Officers in 2009, Mas-
ters of Ceremony Detective Joe Guerrero and Corporal Les Parsons assisted Chief Ed Ethell in presenting awards to the recipients who included Explorer of the Year Gloria Shin and VIP (Volunteer in Policing) of the Year Rosemary Scichilone. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to DUI Award winner Officer Scott Flynn who apprehended more drivers under the influence of alcohol than [See AWARDS Page 12]
Accepting a city proclamation in recognition of their 40 anniversary are Willie and her husband Norman. With them are their daughter and former Mayor John Crawley. By Jerry Bernstein Willodean Wiswell, better known as Willie, passed away Oct. 30 following a long illness. At her bedside were members of her family at Los Alamitos Medical Center. Willie was active in Cerritos and was
a member of the Red Hat Society. She was credited with for the Let Freedom Ring Independence Day Celebration which has become a cherished patriotic Cerritos tradition. She was also active in the Cerritos Homeowners Association, Artesia-Cerritos Woman’s Club and the Cerritos Republican Club. [See WISWELL Page 12]
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Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Supervisor, long time Cerritos resident and member of the Cerritos Optimist Club, spoke to the group at their weekly morning meeting at Off Street Café in Cerritos. His wide ranging presentation touched on county, state and national issues as well a few thoughts about his home town. With typical humor, Don told the tale of a recent unsuccessful auto break-in at his home by a woebegone teenager who was, unsuccessfully, it appears, apprenticing under and older pro. “He got inside but wasn’t able to figure out how to open the child proof locks and escape”, said a bemused Knabe. Then there was the occasion of his visit to a physical therapist for a joint ailment who did not agree with his position on an issue and made his knee suffer accordingly. He noted that there were just a few weeks remaining on the current jobs portion of the federal ARRA funds and identi-
fied the thousands of jobs made possible through their use. Despite the overall despondency of the economy Don did note that negotiations with unions have been characterized by the fact that “communication has been very good” between all parties and there was an understanding of our precarious state by all. He fielded questions about local transportation, the statewide retirement system, the future of Cal Works, the possibility of a local pro football team and the likelihood of the Orange Line through Cerritos. Ever ebullient, Knabe looked to the future with optimism despite the undeniably rough road ahead. The Cerritos Optimist Club is a local service organization with a “friend of the Youth” motto and long list of local community projects to serve our children. Contact Rick Renaker, club president, at 760-451-8966 for additional details.
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Rep. Sanchez discusses national recession at Cerritos Chamber luncheon By Jerry Bernstein Speaking before a luncheon meeting of the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce Sept. 2 at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D39th District) discussed the current recession, the roles small businesses play in any recovery, bills approved designed to help small businesses, immigration, and social security. She described the nation’s economic crisis as the worst recession since the Great Depression in the 1930’s. She said the key to climbing out of the recession is the nation’s small businesses that traditionally create two out of every three jobs in our country. “One of the biggest concerns small business owners tell me,” she said, “ is
that while people are spending money, they are spending a lot less than they did prior to the recession, forcing many of them to cut back.” Sanchez said Congress cannot stop this trend but it can eliminate some of the obstacles that get in business owners Ken Garcia (l-r) Theresa Promatico, Geoff Bolt, Steve Vencia, way. “You asked us to help and we Lana Leazer, and Chris Helderson at the luncheon. listened to you. We They include a payroll tax holiday approved eight bills specially designed for busito help small business. “ [See CHAMBER Page 15]
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Mendoza urges Governor to sign bill banning employer use of credit checks Assembly Member Tony Mendoza’s (D-Norwalk) AB 482, which would ban employers from using consumer credit reports during the hiring process moved off the Assembly Floor. The bill is now headed to the Governor’s desk with a deadline for the Governor to sign it by Sept. 30. “A credit report is not a good indicator of a person’s trustworthiness or work ethic,” said Mendoza. “Many Californians are experiencing difficult times due to the economic downturn, the foreclosure crisis, and 12.4 percent unemployment. Now, more than ever, a credit report is an unfair lens through which to view job applicants.” AB 482 would ban the use of consumer credit reports in employment, unless certain criteria are met. First, the information in the credit report must be substantially job related, where the applicant or candidate for promotion would have access to money, trade
secrets, other assets, or confidential information. Second, the position sought is managerial, a sworn peace officer or other law enforcement, a position in the state Department of Justice, or if the position for which the information contained in the report is required to be disclosed by law or required to be obtained by the employer. This bill would not apply to people or businesses subject to compliance oversight by a state or federal regulatory agency. “Stopping people from becoming gainfully employed because of blemishes on their credit report is shameful,” said Assemblymember Mendoza. “This bill will simply remove an unnecessary barrier to employment for those seeking everyday work opportunities." Assemblymember Mendoza, a former teacher and current vice-chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, proudly serves the communities of Norwalk, Buena Park, Cerritos, Santa Fe Springs, Artesia, Hawaiian Gardens and portions of Whittier and Lakewood.
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Members and guests of the Norwalk Rotary Club met at the Outback Restaurant August 26th at 6:00 p.m. for their annual Mixer. Speaker of the evening was Bret Gerdes, Rotary International Governor 2009-2010 for District 5320. The event was well attended with muxh socializing. There were introductions of
currently enrolled at UC Davis where he is studying to be an electrical engineer. Briant was not the only Norwalk Alumnae to attend the Mixer. It seems Bret Gerdes was born and raised in Norwalk and went through the Norwalk-La Mirada school system. His father, Arthur Gerdes served several years on the city council and served as mayor. Arthur is now in his nineties, hale and hearty, and
Norma, Briant, and Brent Carcoma. guests, delicious refreshments, and raffles. All made for an enjoyable meeting. It was a very pleasant surprise to greet Norwalk Rotary President Briant Carcoma and his family. Briant is a 2005 graduate of Norwalk High where he was an exemplary student. He applied for a scholarship from the Norwalk Community Coordinating Council which he was awarded. He was also voted by the Council’s 2005 Student of the Year. He has since graduated college is now employed with a firm in Irvine. Briant still makes his home in Norwalk with mother, Norma. His brother, Brent, is following in his foot steps. He is
lives in Upland. Bret and his wife, Natalie, makes their home in Huntington Beach. Both are real estate agents. Arthur Gerdes was a well known realtor throughout his lifetime. Arthur Gerdes Park on Gridley Rd is named in his honor. Many thanks go to Rob Cazares, owner and manager of the Outback. He is well known for hosting many events in the City and civic minded. He’s is a Norwalk resident and a former president of the Chamber of Commerce and is currently sits on the Board of Directors.
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Cerritos crime summary August 30 – September 5, 2010 Twenty-one Part I felony crimes were investigated by Cerritos Sheriff’s Station deputies last week, up from fourteen the previous week. Residential and vehicle burglaries along with vehicle thefts were up, commercial burglaries remained the same, and robberies dropped. There were 326 calls for service handled by patrol deputies, up from 264 the week before. The 2010 weekly average in calls for service is 300. GREAT NEWS! There were no robberies reported last week. Four residential burglaries were logged, compared to three the week before. One open window, two pried windows, and a sliding glass door forced open were used as entry points. One suspect was in custody. Taken were laptop computers, jewelry, cash, handguns, credit cards, passports, and cameras. The current 2010 weekly average in residential burglaries is 2.3. Two of the four crimes last week were attributed to the use of a pry tool against a sliding glass door or window. Rear windows and doors that are not properly secured are the easiest and the most frequent points of entry in residential burglaries. Even though you have locked these doors and windows, it may still be possible to pry them open due to movement both laterally and vertically from the frame. Make sure that you have the necessary hardware installed, such as locking pins or inserts in the frame to inhibit movement, and that you check each one before departing the residence. There were no commercial burglaries reported for the second consecutive week. The 2010 weekly average in com-
mercial burglaries is 2.5. Vehicle burglaries increased from two to twelve last week. High-volume commercial parking lots were involved in eleven and a residential neighborhood the location of the other. Ten of the vehicles were SUVs. Third-row seats (from SUVs), backpacks, a GPS unit, stereo components, purses, credit cards, cash, a duffel bag, and cash were missing. The new 2010 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is now 6.9. Remember, it is common knowledge that drivers will leave valuable items in the passenger compartment of their vehicles. This allows the would-be thief a “sure shot” when breaking into your car. They have the opportunity to see exactly what they want to take and will do so if you give them the chance. If you absolutely must have valuable items in the vehicle, make sure that they are locked in the trunk. If you do not have a trunk, take the property with you or leave it at home. Vehicle thefts increased from three to five last week. All five were from high-volume lots, including three from the area of the 605 Freeway and Alondra Boulevard. Three were SUVs, one a Honda, and the other a Toyota. The 2010 weekly average in vehicle thefts is now 4.7. Even though we see more Hondas, Toyotas, and SUVs stolen compared to others, car thieves are not always as selective as you think and are often just looking for transportation. Consider a steering wheel locking device that serves as a good visual deterrent. Go to www.safercerritos.com for an extensive library of crime prevention tips, disaster preparedness information, and a variety of links to other pertinent sites.
The Artesia-Cerritos Lions Club annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Oct. 2. from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Artesia Community Center in Artesia Park. Tickets are $5.00 per person, which includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk. For tickets or information, please call 562/864-7556. Tickets will be available at the door also. Proceeds will provide glasses for children in the ABC Unified School District. Please bring your used glasses, hearing aids, or cell phones for recycling. Please bring article to receive a free raffle ticket.
Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club winetasting fundraiser Sunday, September 26, 2010, 6-8:30 pm, Arte Cafe, 12741 Towne Center Drive in Cerritos, (near Edwards Cinema in the Cerritos Towne Center). Club members: $25.00 advanced ticket
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“Realize that God is Everywhere” Graduates of Formation Program Help in Others’ Spiritual Awakening By Elisabeth Deffner Jack Gonsalves had taught religious education for years, and for 15 years had been in charge of music ministry at his parish, Holy Family in Artesia. Agnes Jun, on the other hand—an immigrant from Korea by way of South America—was not fully comfortable with English, and felt as though she were lacking in knowledge of the Bible. But both Gonsalves and Jun—with their different backgrounds and different levels of familiarity with Catholic teachings and liturgy—experienced a spiritual reawakening through the Ignatian Spiritual Formation Program (ISFP) at Orange’s Loyola Institute for Spirituality. The Institute is not a traditional retreat house, but more of a resource center people can visit for classes and formation. Its mission is to accompany people in their journey toward a lifegiving relationship with God, self, and others, through experiential formation— and the ISFP is an important part of that. In the first year of the program— Phase I—students take a series of classes that give them a basic understanding of Ignatian spirituality. Those who wish to continue to Phase II undergo an experience of St. Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises—but instead of making a 30-day retreat in silence, the Exercises are spread out over the course of nine months, with students making a commitment to pray for an hour at home each day, and meet weekly with a spiritual director. Phase III is a practicum in which students gain experience offering spiritual direction. Those who graduate from the program become “associates”
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Loyola Institute for Spirituality Associates and Staff celebrate the Eucharist as part of their annual retreat weekend to reflect on their year of ministry together and to prepare for the coming year. This year's theme was "Discovering Your Personal Vocation.” Though each aspect of the program is valuable—and necessary to gain the knowledge and experience required of Institute associates—different facets of it hit home with different individuals. For Jun, for instance, Phase II was lifechanging. “I started seeing how God was loving me all this time,” says Jun, a parishioner at Holy Trinity in Glendale. “This program just makes you open your eyes, open your heart, to realize that God is everywhere—and especially with you…. You realize there’s so much grace, there’s so much peace.” Though Phase II touched Jun’s life and heart profoundly, it was also during
periencing, and to glean everything she wanted to from her instruction; but her spiritual director supported her—and in the end, she says, she came to see herself more clearly. “It made a really great chance to see how I was and how the Lord was all the time with me, guiding me,” she says. “From seeing myself, I could understand better other people.” A Jesuit priest had encouraged Jun, along with other Holy Trinity parishioners, to get some training in spiritual direction so they could assist on retreats; that was what brought her to the Institute in the first place. Gonsalves’s path was different. In the midst of a personal
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September 18 Yard Sale for Catholic Charities of OC Members of Catholic Charities Auxiliary, Chapter 2, will be holding a Yard Sale on Saturday, September 18, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the home of Mary O’Hara located at 9194 Ethel Street in Cypress, south of Lincoln and west of Moody Streets. The Chapter 2 area covers the cities o f Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos and Stanton. Proceeds from
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hat is Kaiten Sushi? Ask most people on the street and they won’t know. They might think it is some sort of sushi roll or dish like a Bento box. It is neither one of those. Kaiten Sushi style is sushi served by skilled chefs where plates of sushi are placed on a rotating conveyor belt that winds through the restaurant and moves slowly past every table and counter seat. Customers may place special orders, but most simply pick their selections from the steady stream of fresh sushi moving along the con-
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veyor belt. Mr. Yukinari Yamamoto-Owner of Gatten Sushi-USA states he has two commitments to quality, "one is direct delivery of fish daily from the
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market and the other is great attention to detail in the preparation and cooking.” Indeed, as we ate at Gatten, the quality and taste really came through. From the Maguro (Tuna) to the Hamachi (Yellowtail), to my favorite Sake (Salmon), the freshness of the sushi was
outstanding. And the price was right too, $2 per plate of sushi! “We want our customers to have the feeling of an affordable luxury, we are establishing a whole new restaurant industry with the keyword "handmade". This is a real rarity in today’s tough economic times that fish is directly
delivered from the markets daily, but Gatten’s experienced chefs demand it. Yamamoto says, “Delicious sushi only comes by a wonderful combination of high quality fish and workmanship by skilled chef of the first order.” As competitors give first priority to preparation and efficiency, Gatten Sushi adheres to the handmade culinary delight and service that allows the customers to enjoy their meals. And they do not hire just any sushi chefs for the job. “These are to sushi chefs from the heart of Japan, we spare no expense to bring our customers top-rate sushi chefs”. It is with this model that Gatten Sushi keeps growing. Established in 1986, they are now focusing on expansion of the business across the country region by region. “This is a different type of restaurant, we will continue to try new, innovative, and creative ideas.” Gatten Sushi is now open at the newly remodeled Landmark Square, 113061/2 South St. at the corner of South St. and Gridley near Lucille’s BBQ. Open for lunch and dinner. Their phone number is (562) 9240440. The entire community is invited to attend the Grand Opening on Monday September 20th at 11am.
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Halloween Tips and Tricks How to make your house spectacularly haunted for one day Most days, you probably want visitors to feel welcome and secure in your home. But one day a year, it's fun to scare the dickens out of them - so make the most of Halloween and all the goodnatured frights that come along with the spookiest of holidays.
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While your neighbors may pull out all the stops decorating outdoors for Christmas, an over-the-top Halloween display can also earn you a place in neighborhood lore. The Halloween decor experts at online retailer SeventhAvenue.com offer some tips to consider as you create a spooky playground to impress the trick-or-treaters: * Know your audience. It might be a good idea to match the level of scary in your Halloween decorations with the age of the children you expect to come trick-or-treating. For younger children, think fun. Older kids might appreciate a good scare. * Choose a theme. Halloween is the perfect holiday for creativity, so when it comes to the front yard, don't limit yourself. Decorations that center around a theme are the most impactful and will delight children when walking to your doorstep. You could choose something as simple as a graveyard theme, leading visitors through a path of gravestones and creaky gates, with zombie decorations for good measure. Or use ideas from your favorite scary movie. If you need ideas, try browsing outdoor Halloween decor at online retailers like www.seventhavenue.com. * Direct traffic. Now that you've chosen a theme, think about how you want your guests to experience it, beginning with the sidewalk and ending with your front door. For example, if you went with a Dracula theme you could lead your visitors to the front door with lights that resemble chandelier candles. Solar lanterns could also be used to light the path, as they won't leave you burning through batteries or electricity. Well lit signs could also be used to lead visitors through a scavenger hunt through your front yard.
* Dress the part. To make your theme really work for you, wear a costume to the door that goes along with it. It's a great way to get in touch with your inner child and to thrill the kids in your neighborhood. * Safety first. While it's great to create the scariest yard on the block, you should also make sure it's safe. Walkways and hazards like ponds or stairs should be well lit. * Get help from nature. The trees in your yard make a great place to hang spooky decorations. Use old grass clippings to give a spookier feel to zombies and gravestones. You can use leaves as stuffing paper for bags and figurines, filling them with life. * Treats matter. We all know the number one reason kids look forward to Halloween is the bounty they'll bring home from a long night of trick-or-treating. Considering that everyone else will give out candy, make your house more memorable by giving a toy related to your theme. Or, give glow bracelets that are not only fun but will also keep them safe by making them visible in the dark.
How to make your Halloween festivities extra spooky Halloween is the second most decorated holiday, so it won't be long until ghouls and goblins, witches and vampires, pumpkins and candy corn adornments begin appearing in advance of trick-or-treating and haunting celebrations. This year, instead of buying your decorations, why not brew a little imagination? Just stir in a few items you already have around the house and a couple of cans of spray paint to create bewitching, inexpensive pieces for your home and yard. Here are three project ideas to inspire and help you easily put some extra spookiness in your Halloween trick-ortreating. Ghoulish gravestones Turn a couple of old boxes into a chilling graveyard to keep the goblins and vampires at bay. What you'll need: Black granite textured "stone" spray paint, such as Krylon's Make It Stone; spray adhesive; glow-in-the-dark paint; boxes (note: old shipping boxes work well); foam or wood letters; various Halloween decora-
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tions; hot or super glue; packing tape; newspaper; large nails or ground stakes; and scissors. How to do it: Set up a spray paint area in a well-ventilated area by covering a table with newspaper. Assemble a box and tape over folded seams leaving one end open, as that will serve as the bottom of your gravestone. Cut a name plaque to fit the box from the cardboard of another and affix with spray adhesive. Glue letters onto the plaque. Embellish the top of your gravestone with glued-on Halloween decorations, like a bat or skull. Paint the entire gravestone with two to three coats of "stone" spray paint, letting it dry between coats. Once it's dry, highlight areas with glowin-the-dark paint. Place a stake in the ground, prop up your box and enjoy scaring the neighbors with your ghoulishly gorgeous graveyard. Ghostly globes Add a spooky twist to your outside walkway on All Hallow's Eve - without having to carve several messy pumpkins - by creating glowing ghostly globes. What you'll need: Round glass votives; newspaper; one can each of white frosted glass, white and glow-in-thedark spray paint, such as Krylon Glowz; and a black craft pen. How to do it: Cover your workspace with newspaper. Spray several light coats of white frosted glass paint on the lip of each votive and let dry. Next, add several light coats of white paint to the outside bottom of votives, blending the white seamlessly with the frosted glass. Let dry completely. Spray the entire exterior with glowin-the dark paint, which will allow your votives to shine even when not lit. Finally, draw facial features with a black paint pen. Spooky party servers Embellish your Halloween party buffet by transforming ordinary terra cotta pots into spooky party servers. What you'll need: White primer; pumpkin orange, gloss white and gold glitter spray paint; black webbing spray from Krylon; brush-on black paint; repositionable adhesive; assorted terra cotta pots and saucers; metal or enamel bowl; glue; paper; pencil; scissors; and a small paint brush. How to do it: Wash the pots and saucers. Allow to dry. Spray all the terra cotta with white primer. Let dry and spray with gloss white. Once dry, turn pots upside down and glue the bottom of a saucer to the bottom of each pot. Draw ghosts, tombstones and other scary characters on paper. Cut the shapes out and spray one side with repositionable adhesive. Position the paper shapes randomly on the pots. Spray the outside of the bowl and terra cotta pieces with pumpkin orange paint. Once dry, spray all the pieces with black webbing spray, then lightly with gold glitter spray. When all the paint is dry, remove paper templates and add details, such as features on the ghosts and words on the tombstones, with black paint. Be sure to not to place unwrapped food on any painted surface. For more Halloween decorating inspiration, there are a plethora of arts and crafts websites, such as yourholidaystyle.com, offering tips, tricks and inspiration to help you spook your family, guests and trick-or-treaters.
Free Class : “Staging Secrets To Sell Your House For More Money And In A Shorter Time" Join Diana Needham, an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) and Realtor with over 17 years of experience, with Prudential California Realty, on Thursday, September 14 at 7 pm to 8 pm to learn many staging and decorating secrets so you can become a successful home seller. National statistics from the Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) organization indicate that a staged home sells for a higher price and sells in less time than an unstaged home. The free “Staging Secrets” class is available through the Cerritos Park East, 13234 166th Street, Cerritos, with no restriction on City of residence. Call the City at (562) 860-0311 for information on registering. Call Diana Needham, class instructor, for more information on the class, at (562) 926-4882.
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City of Cerritos Notice of Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter: REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION OF THE 2008-2014 HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE OF THE CERRITOS GENERAL PLAN 1. Negative Declaration This public hearing will be conducted in the Council Chambers of the Cerritos City Hall, Cerritos Civic Center, Bloomfield Avenue and183rd Street, Cerritos, California, 90703. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos website at www.cerritos.us. The 2008-2014 Housing Element Document is available for public review at the Cerritos Library, the Cerritos Department of Community Development at City Hall and the referenced City of Cerritos website. If you challenge the above mentioned agenda item and related actions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council, at, or prior to the public hearing. Any person interested in this matter may contact the Department of Community Development at (562) 916-1201, for additional information and/or appear at the hearing in person or by agent and be heard. Dated: September 10, 2010
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THINGS TO DO Norwalk Citywide Business Watch Meeting All Norwalk business owners and managers are invited to a Citywide Business Watch Meeting hosted by the Department of Public Safety. Topics of discussion will include, - Available services and resources for all businesses - Improving safety and security in and around your business - An opportunity to meet with City representatives to discuss business related concerns Where: Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex, MultiPurpose Room 13000 Clarkdale Ave Norwalk, CA 90650 When: Monday, August 30, 2010 1:00pm to 2:00pm For more information, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (562) 9295732. L.A. PET FAIR Pet Expo USA, Reptile Super Show and APEX Aquarium & Pond Expo Offer Pets, Goods, Celebrities Attention all pet lovers – the L.A. Pet Fair is coming to Fairplex with all kinds of pets that swim, fly, crawl, walk or slither – and everything they need! Consisting of three shows in one, the L.A. Pet Fair offers the latest in pet products, celebrity appearances, numerous drawings for products, and will have several adoption organizations on site. Plenty of entertainment will also be part of the show, so bring the family. Show visitors may not bring their pets to the show. L.A. Pet Fair features Pet Expo USA, Reptile Super Show and APEX Aquarium & Pond Expo – all included in one admission price of $12 for adults and $8 for ages 12 and under. Each admission will include a special discount for admission to the L.A. County Fair, Sept. 4 to Oct. 3. 61st Annual Long Beach Greek Festival and Cultural Event Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, September 4th, 5th, & 6th 12 - Noon - 9 PM Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church 5761 East Colorado Street, Long Beach, CA 92814 For directions and information: (church office) 562.494.8929 Media Information: Bobbie Soupos @ 714.307.1488 Civil War Reenactment
There will be a Civil War re enactment similar to the one just performed at El Dorado Park in Long Beach CA. It will be sponsored by Huntington Beach Historical Society and held at the Huntington Beach Library Park on Gothard and Golden West. On Sept. 4 & 5, 2010 and is FREE to the general public. There will be no cavalry horses as the city doesn't permit them in the park. Many participants including Union and Confederate army re enactors as well as Sons of Union Veterans & Sons of Confederate Veterans of the Civil War displays. There will be sutlers or vendors selling historical period items as well as food for purchase. This is an annual event and if you have not seen one before it is a very interesting and informative historical natured event. Garden, Gourmet and Gallery Series Lecture and Book Signing by Pat Welsh Culinary Demonstration, Sample Tasting and Book Signing by Cathy Thomas Saturday, September 18, 2010 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admisson $15.00 - RLA Members & Students $10.00 Enjoy an informative, entertaining and delicious morning as expert gardener and author Pat Welsh joins Cathy Thomas author, editor and creative chef in presenting a program dedicated to the benefits of organic gardening and organic food preparation. Pat Welsh will offer helpful tips, hints and little-known but important information on growing winter crops. Cathy Thomas will bring the crops to the table with a tasty culinary demonstration. The ladies will introduce their new publications. Fullerton Arboretum “Tuesdays in the Garden” Summer Evening Events for Families Offered at just $5 per family, through generous funding by anonymous sponsors, the Fullerton Arboretum is pleased to announce the return of “Tuesdays in the Garden,” evening events for families held throughout the summer months. Join us for an evening out with the family as we explore the worlds of living things at the Fullerton Arboretum. Please call 657-2783407 by the Friday before the event so that we can plan for your arrival. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows. Check in at the Nature Center. Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Marks 40 Years
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into our room.” Willie was a strong supporter of the Festival of Friendship held annually at the Cerritos Center usuOf Family, Friends, And Good Times ally in February, which was described as Weekends, September 18 - October 30 Big Bear Lake, CA --- The Big Bear Lake Oktober- a festival where friendships are promoted and illustrates the diversity that fest celebrates a special 40th anniversary this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, makes up the community. One time on this year’s festival offers six and a half weekends one of the stages the set took us back to of non stop entertainment, special contests and the 1940’s and 50”s where the performauthentic German music, beer and food. ers were dancing a jitterbug. Willie Big Bear’s Oktoberfest kicks off with Amerigrabbed my arm and the next thing I can’s Hero weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 18 & 19 offering free admission for all knew we were dancing to the music. past and present military, fire fighter and law en- Willie will be remembered for her creatively, kindness, adventure, humor and forcement. Opening festivities include a special tribute to all those that put their lives on the line attitude, but most of all her smile. protecting America’s freedoms. For more details on ticket packages, on line ticket savings and general information, log on to www.BigBearEvents.com or call (909) 585-3000.
WISWELL from page 1 She also served as a member of the Regional Park Committee that helped guide the planning of area parks. She participated in the idea of establishing the Cerritos Volunteers on Patrol. The VOP now provides 13,000 hours of valuable safety service every year to the community. Willie also served as Arts Ambassador at the Cerritos Center of the Performing Arts since the theater’s opening night in 1993. Willie has received several proclamations from the city over the years since she and her husband Norman move to Cerritos in 1968. Willie was also a member of local and national miniatures organizations She designed miniature houses, rooms, and domes filled with different scenes. As her children grew up and left home, their rooms slowly were inhabited by her miniatures, which occasionally were put on display, although she did tell this reporter following a visit, “My husband put his foot down and none are allowed
AWARDS from page 1 any other officer in 2009. There were 56 reported cases of DUI in La Palma last year. Auto Theft Award winner was Officer Bo Kim who retrieved five stolen cars last year. Corporal Nicholas Johnson received the Top Gun Shooting Award and Service Awards were given to the following employees: • 5 Years Detective Jesse Amend, Officer Brian Rapp and Dispatcher Vanessa Zuniga • 10 Years Administrative Secretary Ginger Molar • 15 Years Sergeant Raul Morales Sergeant Ron Wilkerson received the Medal of Valor and Officer Edwardo Pastor was recognized as Police Officer of the Year 2009. Department Commendations were presented to Dispatcher Patricia Valentino and Reserve Police Officer Robert “Bob” Griffith. In Closing Remarks Chief Ethell thanked the community for its support of the Police Department and all of the award winners for outstanding service to the City.
Community Calendar, Local Clubs and Organizations Artesia ARTESIA SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Albert O. Little Community Center, 18750 S. Clarkdale, Artesia. For information, contact Kathy Mc Donald, President, 562-430-7349
Cerritos AAUW (American Assn. of University Women) Saurabh Deedwania (562) 404-4488 Meets every 3rd Thursday, Skyline Room-Cerritos Library. CERRITOS SENIOR Gadabouts meet the second, third & fourth Mondays at the Cerritos Senior Center at Pat Nixon Park, 12340 South St. Judy Mendes, President 562-860-2151 HUBERT HUMPHREY DEMOCRATIC CLUB CoCo’s 7pm. 3rd Monday. Gary Chomiak 562.405.5482 CERRITOS REPUBLICAN CLUB Cerritos Library 7p.m 2nd Tuesday. Allen Wood 865-7294. OPTIMIST CLUB Off Street Cafe 7a.m. 1st, 2nd, 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m. 3rd Thursday. ROTARY CLUB Hometown Buffet noon Mondays VFW POST 1846 Heritage Park, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. 18600 Bloomfield Ave. Jeffrey Enomoto 714-292-2985 SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL
Coco’s Restaurant 6p.m. 2nd Wed. & 12p.m. 4th Wed. WOMEN’S CLUB CPE 2nd Thursday. Gail Grossman at 562-926-8487 LIONS CLUB 11514 E. 178th Street, Artesia. 1st & 3rd Tuesday. Milton Hicks 926-3792. CONTACTS Business Networking Group Wednesdays, 7a.m. at Mimi’s Café, Cerritos Towne Center. Larry Massa 562-920-0554. CONNECTIONS Business Networking Group. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. at Coco’s Restaurant. Barbara 869-7618. CERRITOS LEADS CLUB Tuesdays 7–8:30 a.m. Mimi’s, in the Towne Center. Call 1-800-767-7337. TOASTMASTERS The Cerritos Cheerful Chatters Toastmasters Club meets at Noon every other Wednesday at the SELACO Workforce Investment Board: 10900 E. 183rd > Street, 3rd Floor. Have fun and work on your speaking skills. Visitors are welcome! Call Tammy: (800) 481 - 6555 ext. 1213. ECLECTIC DIALECTIC TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the Vintage at Cerritos, 11000 Falcon Way, Cerritos,. Ron Jung 924-1808. GOLDEN SANDS CHORUS An award-winning Sweet Adeline Chorus. Women of all ages and experience levels welcome. Rehearsals Wednesdays 7 p.m., Lakewood Masonic Center, 5918 Parkcrest St., Long Beach. (562) 630-8445 GOOD SAM Camp outings 2nd weekend each month. Howard Remsen 714-521-1076. JOURNEYS Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Pathways office, 3300 South Street #206, Long Beach
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Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Lakewood Regional Medical Center, 3700 South Street Classroom A, Lakewood Call Cindy Skovgard at 562-531-3031 MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) A program for mothers with children under the age of five, meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 9 to 11:15 a.m. at New Life Community Church, 18800 Norwalk Blvd., Artesia. CERRITOS AGLOW LIGHTHOUSE, “A Network of Caring Christian Women” Hometown Buffet in Cerritos 11471 E South St. Call Charyl, 562-865-5311. SELF HELP FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED Long Beach/ Lakewood Chapter, second Thursday of each month at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue in Lakewood at 6:30 p.m. free. 429-7099 CALIFORNIA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSN (CRTA) Meets at 12p.m. the third Friday of alternative months at the Ebell Club, Third and Cerritos, Long Beach. 925-1938. IRONWOOD WOMEN’S GOLF CLUB 16449 Piuma Avenue • Cerritos, Ca 990703 • Jean Brunelli, President (562) 926-5017 • Tuesdays, 7:30 am
Norwalk Soroptimist International Of Norwalk P.O. Box 125, Norwalk, CA 90650 • (714) 412-0183 Alondra Senior Citizens Club 11929 Alondra Boulevard Norwalk, CA 90650 (562) 865-7774 Tere Kopriski, President 2nd & 4th Wed 1:30 p.m. Social Services Center (562) 929-5844 Golden Trowel Norwalk Masonic Lodge #273 12345 E. Rosecrans Ave Norwalk, CA 90650, 2nd Thursday 7:30 p.m. Norwalk Lions Club P.O. Box 1712 Norwalk, CA 90650 Anthony Garcia, President 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 4th Thursday Board Meetings 7:00 p.m. Bruce's Restaurant 12623 Imperial Hwy. American Legion Post #359 11986 Front Street, Norwalk, CA 90650 562-864-9021 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. Legion Hall American Legion Post #359 11986 Front St. Drawing, Cake Walk, and Karaoke Every Saturday evening in Post Hole Club Drawing is at 8:00 p.m. RECURRING EVENTS: STEAK LUNCH Every Wednesday 11:30am - 2:30pm KARAOKE Every Saturday 7:30pm POST MEETINGS 3rd Thursday of each month 7:30pm AUXILIARY MEETINGS 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:30pm Rotary Club of Norwalk
P.O. Box 1243, Norwalk, CA Meets Mondays, Noon Norwalk Marriot Hotel Knights of Columbus Council #3678 Tom Sandoval, Grand Knight 12138 Front Street (714) 952-4724 • Norwalk Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7138 12186 Front Street (mail) Norwalk, CA 90651 (562) 864-9246 Elks Lodge-BPOE #2142 13418 Clarkdale Ave. Norwalk CA 90650 (562) 868-6603 Jim Duckett, Exhaulted Ruler (562) 868-1924 Thursdays 7:30 p.m. at Elks Lodge Rotary Club of Norwalk P.O. Box 1243, Norwalk, Sara Karsgens, President Mondays, noon, Norwalk Marriott Hotel (562) 921-0033 for info. Norwalk Woman's Club Place: Masonic Lodge 12345 Rosecrans Ave. Time: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Norwalk Community Coordinating Council William Clark, President Helen Brown, Vice President Meets 4th Wed. during the school year. P.O. Box 521 Norwalk (562) 921-4218 www.nccconline.us 1:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Changes every 2 years in May - June - August. City Council Meeting 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Norwalk Redevelopment Agency 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 5:00 p.m., U.S. Constitution Room/#4, Norwalk City Hall. 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Norwalk Housing Authority 3rd Tuesday of each month 5:45 p.m. Council Chambers, Norwalk City Hall. 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Planning Commission 2nd and 4th Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, Norwalk City Hall. 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Southland Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines Norwalk Masonic Center 12345 E. Rosecrans Tuesdays at 7 PM
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OLYMPICS from page 1 ship with their families and other Special Olympic athletes and the community. Four of the five members of the Cerritos City Council attended. Councilmember Bruce Barrows couldn’t but sent a donation with City Manager Art Gallucci. Other city officials included Recreation Commissioner Jack Reidy and Assistant City Manager Kathleen Matsumoto. Supervisor Don Knabe had another dinner he had to attend, but his wife Julie was present. The supervisor’s deputy Erin Stibal and her family also were in attendance. The evening would not have been possible without the Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies under the leadership of Lt. Allen Castellano, The Cerritos Parents Group and athletes under the leadership of Katherine Chu, the City of Cerritos adaptive recreation a staff under the direction of Adaptive Recreation Coordinator Jill Strickland, and the Special Olympics Team of Volunteers under the direction of Delores Berinti, Tip A Cop Chair, and of course those at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill. The next Cerritos even is the Special Olympic soccer tournament to be held on Sept. 26 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Cerritos Sports Complex.
CERRITOS from page 1 Lou and Vivian Colomo; Humberto R. and Marie N. De Melo; Hafez and Adalah Hafez; Dan and Elvie Joves; Amirul and Nasima Karim; Michael and Connie Khov; Edward and Shirley Lewis; Douglas D. Li and Echo D. Zhu; Floriano R. Medeiros; Cesar and Laurette Muniz; Ralph W. Porter and Stephanie J. Barnett-Porter; Jim and Padmini Prabhakar; Robert E. and Barbara Robarge; Earl R. and Judy M. Sanson; Charles and Sharon Seaver; Roy and Anu Sharma; Consuelo B. Signey; Christine Wang; and Ujval and Harshita Zaveri. Winners Winners included Jeffrey and Alicia Abels; Christine and John Alms, Jr. ; Luis O. and Licia T. Balboa; Samuel and Maria Baniqued; Martha and Brian Bissett; Edward and Jacqueline Boll; Sandra C. and Ernest L. Bridges, Jr. ; Mr. & Mrs. Minh Bui; Allan H. and Sheng H. Chen; Alvera and Tony Fernandes, Jr. ; Melvin E. and Barbara J. Gravett; Yoon Ja and Benzamin Kim; Robert and Mary La France; Eddie K. and Yuen M. Lam; Jack and Kelly Lee; David and Dee Mallard; Haniffa and Feroza Maznavi; Ronald J. and Diane E. Nelson; Sang K. and Hye J. Oh; Judy A. O’Leary; Mitesh and Neha Patel; Placido and Felisa Quibrantar; Virgilio R. and Rosalinda J. Tandoc; Tony and Le Thai; and Alex and Martha Torres. In addition, the following local schools participated in the program by beautifying their campuses: Wittmann Elementary School and Carmenita Middle School. Judges Twenty community members volunteered as judges to select this year’s winners. They were Tony Aguiar; Lydia Chu; John Crawley; Ananias and Julie Cruz; Joe and Valerie Dehlinger; Rosemary Economy; Felicitas Fajardo; Brandon Glass; Carlyn and Ted Hemminger; David Mallard; Robert Ngo; Dick and Joan Redmayne; Ilka Sabha; Dinesh Shah; Flora Tislow; and Vito Villamor.
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 090048717 Title Order No. 09-8-146593 Investor/ 0015389 Title Order No. 09-8-053367 Investor/ Insurer No. 166081576 APN No. 7167-023-018 Insurer No. 1704508791 APN No. 7011-005-032 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/18/2007. UNLESS OF TRUST, DATED 07/05/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONRECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed executed by DANIEL ANTHONY MALby MIGUEL A. MADRIGAL, A SINGLE MAN, DONADO, A SINGLE MAN, dated 04/18/2007 dated 07/05/2007 and recorded 07/13/07, as and recorded 04/26/07, as Instrument No. Instrument No. 20071664359, in Book , Page ), 20071008685, in Book , Page ), of Official Reof Official Records in the office of the County cords in the office of the County Recorder of Los Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of CaliforAngeles County, State of California, will sell on nia, will sell on 09/17/2010 at 10:30AM, At the 09/17/2010 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder the highest bidder for cash or check as described for cash or check as described below, payable below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest title, and interest conveyed to and now held conveyed to and now held by it under said by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said situated in said County and State and as more County and State and as more fully described in fully described in the above referenced Deed the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street of Trust. The street address and other common address and other common designation, if any, of designation, if any, of the real property described the real property described above is purported to above is purported to be: 11849 168TH STREET, be: 5929 AUTRY AVENUE, LAKEWOOD, CA, ARTESIA, CA, 90701. The undersigned Trustee 907121333. The undersigned Trustee disclaims disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the any liability for any incorrectness of the street street address and other common designation, if address and other common designation, if any, any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable secured by the property to be sold plus reasonestimated costs, expenses and advances at the able estimated costs, expenses and advances at time of the initial publication of the Notice of the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $443,190.12. It is possible that at the time Sale is $472,966.29. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal or national bank, a check drawn by a state or credit union, or a check drawn by a state or fedfederal credit union, or a check drawn by a state eral savings and loan association, savings associaor federal savings and loan association, savings tion, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of association, or savings bank specified in Section the Financial Code and authorized to do business 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS do business in this state. Said sale will be made, IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant express or implied, regarding title, possession or or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, adinterest as provided, and the unpaid principal vances thereunder, with interest as provided, and of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed 05/20/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. of Trust. DATED: 07/17/2009 RECONTRUST 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee's Sale Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a 927-4399 By: - Trustee's Sale Officer RECONdebt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any TRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector information obtained will be used for that purattempting to collect a debt. Any information pose. ASAP# 3696542 08/20/2010, 08/27/2010, obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 09/03/2010 3697280 08/20/2010, 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-10-336760-CL Order # 100023190-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/21/2006. 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 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 MEBANE , AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 4/28/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0941566 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 9/17/2010 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: $640,512.99 The purported property address is: 12010 ACLARE ST CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7033-033-010 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 Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124. 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
COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09297782-TC Order # 090490053-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/2/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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): QUENTIN T ODEN AND SHELLEY A ODEN , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/10/2004 as Instrument No. 04 3188460 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 9/17/2010 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: $712,484.13 The purported property address is: 19020 JEFFREY AVENUE CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7044025033 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 OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758. 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: 8/17/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908-4357 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# 3698027 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS #: CA-07-111880DL Order #: E730664 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/8/2006. 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 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): DAISY MAE RANKINS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 11/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2653089 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 9/17/2010 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: $551,062.98 The purported property address is: 12302 ELGERS STREET CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessor's Parcel No. 7025-025-036 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 OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 (c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CAL. CIV. CODE SECTION 2923.5 The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent hereby declares under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, as follows: The mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent has contacted the borrower to discuss the borrower's financial situation and to explore options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure in compliance with Cal. Civ. Code Section 2923.5. Thirty days or more have elapsed since these due diligence efforts were completed. Date: 4/21/2009 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. 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: 8/26/2010 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: (877) 908-4357 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 holders right's 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# 3704502 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010
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: 8/23/2010 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: 619645-7711 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# 3704363 08/27/2010, 09/03/2010, 09/10/2010
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Valley Christian learns lesson in opening season loss Loses to Tesora 54-0 By Loren Kopff RANCHO SANTA MARGARITAThe paths that Valley Christian head coach Erick Streelman and Tesoro’s Brian Barnes have taken throughout their football careers eventually met again last Thursday night when they coached against each other to kick off the 2010 high school season. Although the outcome was not a surprise to anyone, a 54-0 Tesoro victory, the contest was more than just the final score. Both graduated in the late 1990s from their respective high schools-Streelman from V.C. and Barnes from Los Alamitos. Both were teammates and roommates for four years at the University of Nevada, Reno where Streelman was a tight end and Barnes played on the offensive line. So, when it was first discovered that V.C. would be opening the 2010 season at Tesoro, it opened a lot of eyes. Still there were justifiable reasons behind the Crusaders scheduling the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division I and PAC-5 Division foe. “He’s a special man with a program heading in the right direction,” Barnes said of his counterpart. “They do a lot of really good stuff.” The game marked the first time in V.C.’s 76-year history that it has faced a Division I or PAC-5 Division opponent. For Tesoro, which won the Division IX CIF championship in 2004 and 2005 and a Division III state championship in 2005, it was beginning its 10th season with an all-time record of 55-31. “It’s a great experience for our kids,” Streelman said. “Obviously, [Tesero] has a huge stadium, they’re a Division I program…and it was also good for them to
see what a top tier program looks like. From that end, that’s all positive stuff.” “We’ll challenge anybody,” Barnes said. “It’s hard enough finding games; I can’t find games. So we were actually talking before Christmas last year and I said, ‘man, I thought you were calling to play us and he said we would love to play you’. It’s a good game. I love what he’s doing with his program and he’s really stepping up the level of competition.” The Crusaders, beginning the new season ranked third in the Mid-Valley Division, were already in the hole before the game even started as their two fastest outside wide receivers, seniors Austin Batiste and Tyler Boer, were sidelined with injuries. That meant senior wide receiver Darrell Bush had to move to the outside where he caught four passes for 28 yards. The Titans jumped all over V.C. early and led 16-0 after the first quarter. By half halftime, it was 37-0 as the hosts had scored two times on turnover returns and twice more on runs by quarterback Matt Adam where he faked a handoff at the line and scampered for 33 and 39 yards respectively. The closest V.C. got to the end zone in the first half came when senior wide receiver Jacob Dupuy hauled in a 31-yard reception with one hand near the sideline and was tackled at the Tesoro 18-yard line. Two plays later, senior quarterback Ryan Fronke was intercepted. “We just told them to compete,” Streelman said. “We didn’t want them to quit. We wanted them to execute and not give up. I thought we did a better job in the second half. Obviously they were playing most of their second string guys but their second string guys are still pretty good. There are some positives we can take away from that.” Offensively, V.C. couldn’t get a consistent rhythm going despite moving the ball down a field a few times. Fronke completed 11 of 31 passes for 109 yards but was picked off three times. On the ground, senior running back Chris Binford gained 25 yards on just three carries but was more productive on kickoff returns where he amassed 150 yards on
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eight returns. As a team, the Crusaders picked up 178 offensive yards and did not have a drive over 3:09. “What’s good about a game like this for our guys is we’re used to playing teams where we can make mistakes and our athleticism can overcome that,” Streelman said. “Against these guys, it doesn’t because they’re just as athletic, if not more athletic than us. Plus, they’re bigger than us.” The Crusaders will now take a 188mile trip up the coast to the town of Santa Maria to face St. Joseph, the defending champions of the Los Padres League and a Northwest Division semifinalist last season, but now it’s in the PAC-7 League of the Western Division. “I don’t necessarily know if it’s regrouping,” Streelman said of preparing for St. Joseph. “It’s just a matter of going back to the little things and taking care of the football, win the turnover battle and just competing. We’re not going to play anybody else like [Tesoro].”
Norwalk’s offense slowed down, Richardson runs through Lancers defense By Loren Kopff LONG BEACH-Norwalk’s football program wanted more challenges in its pre-Suburban League season and having Los Alamitos on the docket for a Week 0 contest last Friday was a great fit. Of course, the Lancers wanted to prove they can compete with a California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division I team, and for the most part they did. But Nick Richardson, the fourth leading running back in Los Alamitos history, had other ideas as he picked up 248 yards on 15 carries and scored four times as the Griffins blasted Norwalk 34-0 at Veterans Stadium. The Lancers, who began the season ranked second in the Southeast Division pool, dropped to fifth and were blanked for the first time since a 40-0 playoff loss to Charter Oak in 2007. Richardson’s yardage was 39 yards fewer than Norwalk gained out of its customary Double Wing offense. “Oh yeah, he just embarrassed us there,” said Norwalk head coach Jesse Ceniceros. “But it’s a learning process and again, you’re not going to see a Richardson [the rest of the season].” The game was a matchup of Richardson, who set a Los Alamitos single season record with 1,906 rushing yards last season and Norwalk senior Elijhaa Penny, who racked up 1,339 yards in 2009. Penny would lead Norwalk with 113 yards on 25 touches and was one yard short of putting the Lancers on the board halfway through the second quarter.
With the Griffins leading 7-0 late in the first quarter, Penny began Norwalk’s second possession of the game with 17 yards on three carries to end the stanza and 10 more yards on the first three carries of the second quarter. Moments later, on third and nine from Los Al’s 43-yard line, Penny took an inside double reverse from senior running back Billy Moore and scampered for 14 yards, his longest gain of the night. Norwalk eventually got to the twoyard line but a delay of game penalty pushed the team back and on fourth and goal from the two, Penny was stopped at the one. The Griffins proceeded to go 99 yards in 4:26 and lead 14-0 after Richardson scored from 32 yards out. “We drove the ball on them but we just couldn’t punch it in,” Ceniceros said. “We get to the [two] yard line and then shot ourselves in the foot with a penalty, which put us back.” As always, the Lancers controlled the clock in the first half with the offense on the field for 17:07. Penny, who twisted his ankle in a scrimmage game and wasn’t 100 percent, still managed to pick up 82 yards in the half. The Griffins took the second half kickoff and marched 93 yards which ended in a Richardson 53-yard score. Later in the third quarter, his 73-yard run following Norwalk’s first punt of the game put the nail in the coffin as Los Al increased the margin to 27-0. Moore added 104 yards on 16 carries while senior fullback Andre Thompson pitched in with 47 yards on nine carries. Senior quarterback Donovan Gumbs, who completed one pass and was intercepted once, picked up 23 yards on eight carries. “This was his first time ever playing quarterback and he made some mistakes but again, he’s an athlete,” Ceniceros said. “He’s going to make things happen. He’ll get better.” Senior defensive backs Aaron Sanchez and Adrian Diaz led the team with six and a half and four and a half tackles respectively. Los Alamitos ran 32 plays compared to 63 by Norwalk. The Lancers will face its second challenge of the young season when they host Cypress tonight at Excelsior Stadium. The Centurions, who did not play last week, are ranked seventh in the Southwest Division. They advanced to the division semifinals last season and have won 38 games in the past four seasons. “Los Alamitos is a great football team,” Ceniceros said. “What are you going to do? This is a Division I powerhouse football team and we hung in there with them. It should have been 7-7 at the half.”
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LEGAL NOTICES County of Los Angeles Department of the Treasurer and Tax Collector Notice of Divided Publication Pursuant to Sections 3702, 3381, and 3382, Revenue and Taxation Code, the Notice of Sale of Tax Defaulted Property Subject to the Power of Sale in and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California has been divided and distributed to various newspapers of general circulation published in said County for publication of a portion thereof, in each of the said newspapers. Public Auction Notice (R&TC 3702) Of Sale Of Tax-Defaulted Property Subject To The Power Of Sale (Sale No. 2010A) Whereas, on June 29, 2010, I, MARK J. SALADINO, Treasurer and Tax Collector was directed by the Board of Supervisors of Los Ange-les County, State of California to sell at public auction certain tax-defaulted properties which are Subject to the Power of Sale. Public notice is hereby given that
unless said properties are re-deemed prior thereto, I will, on October 18, 19, and 20, 2010, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Fairplex Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Building 8, Pomona, California, offer for sale and sell said properties at public auction to the highest bidder for cash or cashier's check in lawful money of the United States for not less than the minimum bid. If no bids are received on a parcel, it will be re-offered at the end of the auction at a reduced minimum price. The minimum bid for each parcel is the total amount necessary to redeem, plus costs, as required by Section 3698.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. Prospective bidders should obtain detailed information of this sale from the County Treasurer and Tax Collector. Pre-registration and a $5,000 deposit in the form of cash, cashier's check or bank issued money order is required at the time of registration. No personal checks, two-party checks or business checks will be accepted for registra-tion. Registration will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., starting Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at the Treas-urer and Tax Collector's Office located at 225 North Hill Street, Room 130, Los Angeles, California, and will end on
Friday, October 1, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. If the property is sold, parties of interest, as defined by Section 4675 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, have a right to file a claim with the County for any proceeds from the sale, which are in excess of the liens and costs required to be paid from the proceeds. If excess pro-ceeds result from the sale, notice will be given to parties of interest, pursuant to law. All information concerning redemp-tion, provided the right to redeem has not previously been terminated, will upon request be furnished by MARK J. SALADINO, Treasurer and Tax Collector. If redemption of the property is not made according to the law before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010, which is the last business day prior to the first day of auction, the right of redemption will cease. The Assessor's Identification Num-ber (AIN) in this publication refers to the Assessor's Map Book, the Map Page, and the individual Parcel Number on the Map Page. If a change in the Assessor's Identifica-tion Number occurred, both prior and current Assessor's Identification Numbers are shown. An
explana-tion of the parcel numbering system and the maps referred to are avail-able from the Office of the Assessor located at 500 West Temple Street, Room 225, Los Angeles, California 90012. A list explaining the abbreviations used in this publication is on file in the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector, 225 North Hill Street, Room 130, Los Angeles, California 90012, or telephone 1(213) 974-2045. I certify under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed at Los Angeles, Califor-nia, on August 4, 2010.
MARK J. SALADINO Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector State of California The real property that is subject to this notice is situated in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and is described as follows:
PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE OF SALE OF TAX-DEFAULTED PROPERTY SUBJECT TO THE POWER OF SALE(SALE NO. 2010A) 3687 AIN 7011-009-073 GARCIA,FRANCISCO G AND MARIA E LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $2,116.00 3688 AIN 7011-023-026 CHAVEZ,EMELIA DECD EST OF LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $2,703.00 3690 AIN 7011-029-008 LOPEZ,YOLANDA Y AND MARTINEZ,YOLANDA LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $7,554.00 3691 AIN 7016-001-084 HERNANDEZ,SIGIFREDO AND CASTELLON,LUIS C LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $2,219.00 3695 AIN 7023-016-021 CORNELL,CLARK TR C AND B J COR-NELL TRUST LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $2,968.00 3697 AIN 7028-012-022 STRINGER,VICTOR R AND TERRI L LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $1,594.00 3704 AIN 7049-018-034 SHINE,SHAKILAH AND JEFFER-
SON,SHERMAL LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $1,745.00 3705 AIN 7049-019-004 TSO,ALBERT AND HARVEY,LISA LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $36,280.00 3987 AIN 8052-014-046 SANTA FE PACIFIC ENTERPRISES CORP AND JACKSON,CLINTON LOCA-TION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $6,211.00 3988 AIN 8052-014-047 SANTA FE PACIFIC ENTERPRISES CORP AND JACKSON,CLINTON LOCA-TION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $6,036.00 3989 AIN 8056-016-004 COLUM-BUS CLUB OF NORWALK LOCA-TION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $2,181.00 3990 AIN 8056-016-014 GLENN WOOD POST 7138 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF UNITED STATES LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $5,383.00 3993 AIN 8076-019-006 MATTHEWS,DOUGLAS LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $11,561.00 3994 AIN 8076-019-030 MATTHEWS,DOUGLAS M AND JOYCE L LOCATION COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES $1,617.00
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the federal government. She said her nerstone of our communities.” She said years. Another bill doubles the amount the House, with some bipartisan support, office receives inquiries about state cuts small business can immediately write in various programs. The federal governhave passed bills to help our economy, off on their taxes for capital investments ment does not have jurisdiction on those but they are bogged down in the Sennesses that hire unemployed workers and and purchases of new equipment made matters. She said the state does and you ate. These are bills that do not add to the in 2009, and extends the enhanced small an income tax credit of $1,000 for those need to contact your elected officials in national deficit but are fully paid for by business expensing provisions made in that retain these employees. On Jan. 1 Sacramento. cuts in other areas of the budget. 2009 for investments. It also extends of this year $40 billion in tax credits for Replying to a question on who draws “The nation’s economy has suffered the enhanced small business expenssmall business went into effect to help up the state and congressional districts, a very big trauma,” She stated, “but it is ing provision for investments and she said at the present time in California getting stronger. It will take time before purchases made in 2010. the legislature does. However, there is the economy will fully recover. I underAnother bill helps businesses a measure on this years ballot which stand people will not spend more money quickly recover costs of new capiwould take that power away from the until they are a little more confident tal investments by providing inlegislature and give it to a government crease bonus depreciation for busi- about the economy. “ commission. “In theory it sound like Questions and Answers nesses that made investments in a good idea, but upon reading the bill, Concerning immigration she said the new plants and equipment in 2009 there are some things that are questioncountry’s immigration laws need to be while another spurs investments able. overhauled. We’re not going to be able in small businesses providing an She said it calls for separating lowto send the estimated 12 million illegals exclusion of 75 percent of capital income neighborhoods from higher here gains from taxes income back for investors who [l-r] Chamber Executive Director Catherine neighborhoods. “Quite frankly, in to their purchased stock in Gaughen, Cerritos College’s Lola Rizkahlah, California I don’t think that would work. home 2009 and 2010 and Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Kamiesh country, In my opinion there are provisions in the hold it for more than Chauhen and Cindy Yen Chen. proposition that don’t make sense.” but we five years. Other apConcerning restructuring Social need to proved bills reduce Security she said she sits on a subweed the required estimated them offer employee health insurance committee on Social Security, which she out the tax payments for certain coverage. The tax credit would cover a said recently celebrated its 75th birthcriminal small businesses in 2009, portion of the premium costs for their element day and is one of the most successful provides tax relief for taxemployees’ government programs the government and able corporation convertLEGAL NOTICES coverage. has implemented. She said the program keep Other tax ing into S corporations NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. was not bankrupt as some have said, others in 2009-10 by reducing cuts allow 08-0069835 Title Order No. 08-8-255718 APN No. 7033-013-029 YOU ARE IN but can continue to pay benefits at the from the built-in gains holdDEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, businesses [l-r] Cerritos City Manager Art Gallucci with DATED 11/06/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE current level until 2025. She said Social ing period from 10 years Congresswoman Linda Sanchez and Cerritos coming ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPto use net ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC Security is an investment in our country. into the to seven years, with gains Mayor Joseph Cho. SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION operating OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDOur treasury bonds, where the money is country. ING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD held for holding period losses from CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, invested don’t generate enough income. “Sitting exempt from tax. 2008 or 2009 N.A., successor in interest by merger to RECONTRUST COMPANY, A NEVADA We need to develop a long term program on our hands is not going to solve the Asked about the Bush tax cuts which to offset CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by to increase and meet the needs of Social problem. On the other hand, individual are due to expire, she said tax cuts for profits from ROWENA T. CASTORILLO, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE five previous Security. She said presently if you earn states passing immigration laws is also a couple earning a combined $250,000 PROPERTY, dated 11/06/2006 and recorded 11/14/06, as Instrument No. 06 2513437, $120,000 or more, you do not pay taxes not going to solve the problem. What we or more or an individual in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles on your Social Security. She cited a baseneed is a comprehensive federal immiearning $200,000 annually County, State of California, will sell on LEGAL NOTICES 10/08/2010 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance ball player who once he bats in a game gration program.” will expire. Those earning to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No.: West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Los Angeles, no longer has to pay Social Security tax. Asked about worker’s compensation, under that amount will not. 10-07330 Loan No.: 7000022889 A.P.N.: CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for 7157-028-023 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT cash or check as described below, payable in Maybe its times to tap into that salary . Sanchez said it is set by the states, not She added, the Democrats UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest 3/22/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION conveyed to and now held by it under said did not stipulate that. It was TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU County and State and as more fully described in the bill signed by former NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NAin the above referenced Deed of Trust. The TURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST street address and other common designation, YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAW- President Bush. if any of the real property described above YER. A public auction sale to the highest is purported to be: 17507 IBEX AVENUE, EST. “The bottom line bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a ARTESIA, CA, 90701. The undersigned state or national bank, check drawn by a state 1971 Trustee disclaims any liability for any or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a is this,” she asserted. “ incorrectness of the street address and other state or federal savings and loan association, common designation, if any, shown herein. or savings association, or savings bank speci- America’s small business The total amount of the unpaid balance with fied in Section 5102 of the Financial Code interest thereon of the obligation secured Pizza • Pasta • Subs • Salads • Catering and authorized to do business in this state is not only the backbone of by the property to be sold plus reasonable will be held by the duly appointed trustee as estimated costs, expenses and advances at the shown below, of all right, title, and interest our economy but the cortime of the initial publication of the Notice We Slice, Dice, Grate & Roll Our Own Fresh conveyed to and now held by the trustee in of Sale is $555,341.25. It is possible that at the hereinafter described property under and Ingredients! We Real California Cheese! the time of sale the opening bid may be less pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. than the total indebtedness due. In addition to The sale will be made, but without covenant cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks Corporate Accounts Welcome! • Closed Sunday. or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding drawn on a state or national bank, a check LEGAL NOTICES
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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 thereun-der, 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 author-ized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 10/04/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., successor in interest by merger to RECONTRUST COMPANY, A NEVADA CORPORATION 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., successor in interest by merger to RECONTRUST COMPANY, A NEVADA CORPORATION is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.38151 9/10, 9/17, 9/24/2010
NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 10-32840-JP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) are: KWANG HEE KWAC, KWANG-OK KIM KWAC AND SO HYUN KWAC, 5835-C BELLFLOWER BLVD, LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 Doing business as: DON RUBEN MEXICAN GRILL All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within three years, as stated by the seller(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and business address of the buyer(s) is/are: SUN YE HONG AND CHRISTINE PARKER, 27351 PINAVETE, MISSION VIEJO, CA 92691 The assets being sold are described in general as: ALL STOCK IN TRADE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, GOODWILL, TRADENAME, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, AND COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE and is located at: 5835C BELLFLOWER BLVD, LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: TEAM ESCROW INC, 17300 REDHILL AVE, STE 110, IRVINE, CA 92614 and the anticipated sale date is SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided.] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: TEAM ESCROW INC, 17300 REDHILL AVE, STE 110, IRVINE, CA 92614 and the last day for filing claims by any creditor shall be SEPTEMBER 27, 2010, which is the business day before the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: 8/25/10 SUN YE HONG AND CHRISTINE PARKER, Buyer(s) PCTS LA155470 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 9/10/10
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: CARMEN R PIMENTEL AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 3/27/2007 as Instrument No. 20070701458 in book -, page - and rerecorded on - as - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Date of Sale: 10/1/2010 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 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $502,881.15 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2408 ECKLESON ST. LAKEWOOD, CA 90712 A.P.N.: 7157-028-023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a Final Order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 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. 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. 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. Date: 09/09/2010 Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC 1610 E. Saint Andrew Pl., Suite 150F Santa Ana, CA 92705 Automated Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com for NON-SALE information: 888-313-1969 Tai Alailima, Manager ASAP# 3709360
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee's Sale No. 05-FMG-76051 APN# 7033-013010 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/1/2006. 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. On September 30, 2010, at 10:30 AM, AT WEST SIDE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BOULEVARD, in the City of NORWALK, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by PEPPI C. PALA, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustors, recorded on 2/8/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0292748, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier's check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 7033-013-010 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 17512 HORST AVENUE ARTESIA, CA 90701. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee's Sale is $422,484.02. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. The mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption and said order is current and valid as of the date of the Notice and the time frame set forth in California Civil Code 2923.54 does not apply or California Civil Code 2923.54 does not cover this loan. Dated: 8/28/2009 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION Trustee By JEAN GREAGOR, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www. rtrustee.com ASAP# 3708282 09/10/2010, 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010
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LEGAL NOTICES CITY OF CERRITOS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter: REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION OF THE 2008-2014 HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE OF THE CERRITOS GENERAL PLAN 1. NEGATIVE DECLARATION This public hearing will be conducted in the Council Chambers of the Cerritos City Hall, Cerritos Civic Center, Bloomfield Avenue and 183rd Street in Cerritos, California, 90703. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos web site at www.cerritos.us. The 2008-2014 Housing Element Document is available for public review at the Cerritos Library, the Cerritos Department of Community Development at City Hall and the referenced City of Cerritos website. If you challenge the above mentioned agenda item and related actions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Any person interested in this matter may contact the Office of the City Clerk at (562) 916-1248, for additional information and/or appear at the hearing in person or by agent and be heard.
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