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Hawaiian Gardens Council approves concept plans for permanent casino facility By Jerry Bernstein

Rendering of the proposed new Hawaiian Gardens Casino which will encompass approximately 182,000 sq. ft. of floor area adding approximately 90 more card tables for a total 250.

Celebrating its 13th year of operation, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino [Card Club] received approval from the city council to proceed with plans to replace the existing temporary casino structure with a permananent facility. The new structure will have a tropical plantation theme, with the building designed with plantation-style architecture. The building will be built with steel beams and concrete and finished with a stucco exterior. The landscaping will include Palm trees, shrubbery and beautiful plots of blooming flowers. Estimated cost of the new facility is between $ 44 and $45 million. Adolph Pereira, with JCJ Architecture of San Diego, told the council he was asking approval of conceptual plans which are currently being reviewed by the Community Development Department. He said the proposed

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Knabe Speaks at King, Jr. program Cerritos Chamber Lunch planned

Artesia Holds 50th AnniversaryTime Capsule Celebration Martin Luther By Jerry Bernstein

Admiring Artesia’s 50th Anniversary Time Capsule that was on display at the old Fire Station #30 Museum on 187th Street and Corby Avenue Jan 9 are [l-r] Artesia Historical Society Past President Veronica Bloomfield, Fire Station #30 Captain Mike Muentes, Councilman Larry Nelson, and Captain Alex Sdis. The capsule was made by Prescott Hardware & Sheet Metal Works on Artesia Boulevard.

Many times it is difficult to describe a city concerning its residents and the community as a whole. On Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m. there was no hesitation in the display of pride residents have of their city. The occasion was the city’s 50th Anniversary Time Capsule Celebration. Artesia residents turned out at Old Fire Station #30 Museum located on 187th Street and Corby Avenue for the celebration. Young and old were present. The Time Capsule was constructed by Prescott Hardware & Sheet Metal Works on Artesia Boulevard and donated to the Artesia Historical Society. Inside the capsule were mementos of the city’s first 50 years. Included were videos, historical documents, pictures etc. The capsule will be on view at the Old Fire Station #30 Museum that is currently undergoing a major renovation. Councilmember Larry Nelson said the renovation was

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In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the City of Cerritos will host a special ceremony on Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Cerritos Civic Center. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Cerritos Library Skyline Room. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will include comments by the Cerritos City Council and community involvement through songs and comments. Light refreshments will be served. City Hall, Cerritos Library, the Cerritos Senior Center at Pat Nixon Park and the CCPA Ticket Office will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For more information about the ceremony, please call the Community Participation Division at (562) 865-8101.

He tells attendees that key to economic crisis is jobs and more jobs. By Jerry Bernstein “The key to getting the economy back on track is jobs and education,” stated Supervisor Don Knabe speaking to members of the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce at its monthly luncheon meeting Jan. 13 at the Cerritos Center for the PerformSee KNABE CON'T ON 11

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"Cream of the Cerritos Neighborhood Watch crop"

Rotary Club welcomes representative from sister club in Mexico

Neighbors from the 13500 block of Ashworth Place. Also in attendance were Council Member Carol Chen, and Community Safety Committee Member Chuong Vo (Sixth from the left, second row) A neighborhood watch program in Cerritos has taken on a higher level of safety. The Ashworth Place cul-de-sac street on the east side of Cerritos has revived this old concept of community responsibility back into the 21st century. Community Safety Committee Member Chuong Vo started up a neighborhood watch program after being victimized by burglars and transformed a quiet small street into a warm family of residences who watches out for each other. Watch meetings consist of training fellow neighbors to deter crime and to detect suspicious activity. The neighborhood also developed a website for the residences to communicate, blog, share photos, and plan future events. There are seven different cultures and up to three generations living on this small cul-de-

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sac, however with the regular block parties (unheard of now a-days in Cerritos) the neighborhood has come together to protect and preserve the safety of all its residences. A recent block party on Dec. 19, 2009 brought out all ages from grandparents to a two month old baby. The street was lined with trees wrapped in foil, red ribbons, and bows. Homes were decorated in Christmas lights, and violin players entertained the residences with Christmas Music as neighbors and friends stood around a fire and kids roasted marsh mellows. It was truly Christmas for everyone in attendance. This neighborhood is a true success for the neighborhood watch program. Hopefully this will inspire others to start up a neighborhood watch program in their area.

Lydia Estrada, Tourist Coordinator from Jamay Mexico, receiving plaque from President Manu Patel and Mayor Tony Lima. The Rotary Club of Artesia-Cerritos hosted Lydia Estrada visiting from Jamay Mexico. Jamay is a small city of about 18,000 people about 60 miles east of Guadalajara. The City of Artesia has had a sister city relationship with Jamay for about 5 years. Out of that relationship, a sister club relationship with the Jamay Rotary Club is being developed. Lydia is a tourist coordinator for the city of Jamay. She has been instrumental in promoting these relationships at the Jamay City and Rotary Club levels. Pete Ochoa, an active member in our club, is originally from Jamay. He also plays an active role in these relationships. Many

people originally from Jamay are now living in nearby surrounding communities. Ms. Estrada visited the Rotary Club on Monday, January 5th, where she received a plaque for her efforts from Rotary President Manu Patel and Artesia Mayor Tony Lima (also an active Rotary member). Plans are being made for future deepening of our ties, including educational, health-related, and cultural exchanges. The Rotary Club is dedicated to serving the local community and promoting international relations. For more information on the Rotary, contact Dr. Steve Sherman at 562 926-1097.

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69-Year-old gets his degree and eyes further education NORWALK, Calif. - January 11, 2010 - Stubbornness sometimes can be good. Determined to finish what he started when he was 18, Michael Esposito quit being a business owner and came back to Cerritos College after nearly 50 years. His parents started a meat market in WhitMichael Espisito tier in 1947 when he was seven. Esposito worked there everyday while attending schooluntil his parents sold the store in 1958. At Whittier High School, he was a good student, an accomplished athlete and college-bound, until life got in the way. He started working right out of high school, for San Antonio Construction Company in Artesia, in 1958, the year his mother married the owner of the company.

Esposito wanted to go to college but his mother discouraged him, because his labor was needed at San Antonio. She explained that, “Your father will teach you everything you need to know. No need for college!” However, “my passion for education has never left me,” said Esposito. One day in 1959, Esposito was very surprised by a call from Joe Incorvia, who was his wrestling coach in high school. Incorvia had moved to Cerritos College from Whittier High to start a wrestling team. With help of Incorvia, Esposito started taking evening classes at Cerritos College where he became one of the first ten wrestlers to letter at Cerritos in the 1959-60 school year. His college career ended for a long time after 1966. In 1966 he went to Mt. San Antonio College for one semester, but work again got in the way of college. He obtained a B-1 contractor’s license for California in 1975. A year later he earned a contractor’s license for Nevada. By this time at San Antonio he was the construction superintendent. The company had grown and he did all the firing and

hiring. In 1977 at the age of 37, Esposito bought the company and specialized in wood frame storage buildings all over California. Here is one episode shows that he remained a keen learner even after he became a busy business owner. While working on a large job in Southern California, he went back to Cerritos College in 2003-04. He earned nine units before work took him north again. One must be wondering by now, “Why did he have to keep coming back to Cerritos College? Joe Incorvia was a big factor. Coach Joe was a big influence in his life – he introduced Esposito to wrestling in high school and taught him the importance of higher education. To show Joe that he completed what he started 49 years ago, it had to be Cerritos College. He came back to Cerritos College in summer 2009 to finish his “job.” In fall 2009 after 49 years, he finally earned his A.A. in history from Cerritos College, where he started so long ago. What next? 69-year-old Esposito smiled and said “I want to be a history teacher, if I live long enough!”

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I HAVE A DREAM I HAVE A DREAM I HAVE A DREAM In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the City of Cerritos is pleased to invite you to a special event.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Ceremony Monday, January 18, 2010, 10 a.m. Cerritos Civic Center

Participate in a celebration of American civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King, Jr. The ceremony will include comments by the Cerritos City Council and musical performances. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call the City of Cerritos Community Participation Division at (562) 865-8101. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Cerritos Library Skyline Room.

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Publisher's Rant Rush the Corporate Liar

On his radio show (Jan 13) Rush said that Obama was trying to draw attention from his “dismal failure” to stop job losses, stop foreclosures, and stop the economic slide (like it was Obama's fault) by going after the banks' bonus programs. He also accused Obama of using the tragic events in Haiti as pandering to the black and "light skinned" vote. This is the reason I wrote an editorial on this guy and others (Beck, Hannity) a few months ago; that they must go or be censured, they could care less about the little guy, and they are bad for the country. Why? Because they will lie to further their own interests and that of the corporations that pay them. A sampling of truth...

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Following is a report from the Council of Economic Advisors for the fourth quarter, solidifying my assertion about these right wing fanatical radio show hosts. January 13, 2010: As part of the unprecedented accountability and transparency provisions included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) was charged with providing to Congress quarterly reports on the effects of the Recovery Act on overall economic activity, and on employment in particular. In this second report, we provide an assessment of the effects of the Act through the fourth quarter of 2009. As of the end of December 2009, $263.3 billion of the original $787 billion, or roughly one-third of the total, has been outlayed or gone to American households and businesses in the form of tax reductions. An additional $149.7 billion has been obligated for projects and activities, which means that the money is available to recipients once they make expenditures. Following implementation of the ARRA, the trajectory of the economy changed materially toward moderating output decline and job loss. Indeed, real GDP began rising in the third quarter of 2009, and job losses in the fourth quarter were one-tenth their size in the first quarter. The decomposition of the GDP and employment change by component or sector suggests that the ARRA has played a key role in this change of trajectory. The two CEA methods of estimating the impact of the fiscal stimulus suggest that the ARRA added between 2 and 3 percentage points to real GDP growth in the second quarter of 2009; between 3 and 4 percentage points in the third quarter; and between 1½ and 3 percentage points in the fourth quarter. These estimates are broadly similar to those of a wide range of other analysts. For the third quarter of 2009, we now have direct reports on jobs created or saved from a subset of recipients of ARRA funds. These reports identify 640,000 jobs that would not have existed but for the Recovery Act. This is a dismal failure?.... only if you are a liar.

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Ellsies are out and Cerritos is in By Glen Creason Despite lowered-low expectations and budgets squeezed to white-knuckle degrees across the land, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts kept a stiff upper cultural lip and continued the excellence that has marked the theater for the past 17 years. It was a year of shorter seasons and sometimes-smaller crowds but that shant deter the Ellsie Awards from bestowing honors on those who shone above the rest this year at the glittering hall in dear Cerritos. While 2009 might qualify as one of the worst years in memory for the state of the economy the local populace still found time to seek out fine entertainment and as they came so did I, not as much as before but certainly enjoying what I did see as much as ever. I hope the spanking new 2010 has as much to offer as good old 09. It was a year of great losses and gains on the international, national and local scenes. The good news was that the wondrous publicist Lori Levine-Yonan returned from her lengthy sabbatical and picked up the superlatives where she left off. A tip of the ink-stained brim to Kim Bui who filled in for Lori like a true professional and kept the bar set at excellent during her tenure. Also, a very sad farewell to friend Faith Lazzari who takes a well-deserved retirement but her departure leaves us with a great sadness when passing the door to the hospitality room where her smile brightened every night at the Center. The best little theater in the world stays that way thanks to the brilliant choices that balance popular with cutting edge entertainments, evidenced by the superb Sierra Nights series put together by Michael Wolf, a consummate professional. Kudos to other top-notch pros like house manager Alan Strickland, hospitality supervisor India Holloway and Yeoman Tony Erdelji who make the concerts hum beautifully. Once more I bow toward the greatest box office staff in the world. This team continues to provide service par-excellence lead by Dianne Cheney with the solid one-two punch of Nate Chavez and Cristopher Laroco who somehow inspire their crews to be patient and helpful in the sometimes stressful situations, including lending ditzy reviewers writing utensils and informing them that their tickets were for the previous night. Once again the entire operation is nowheresville without the fantastic technical staff lead by Tom Hamilton with James King and Jeff Thielke acting as chief lieutenants in this weekly pursuit of perfection. In the entire year I did not see one missed cue or the slightest flaw in any house those good men prepared. There is the sad realization of the passing of one of the nice guys at Cerritos in the person of Don Hayes who left for paradise before we could say goodbye. Here are the winners of the 2009

Ellsies: E-Dance: the hardest choice since this was an exceptional year for small dance shows at the Center with absolutely stunning performances from Liss Fain Dance in November and Luna Negra Dance in April. Both companies provided the very best kind of entertainment that inspired and elevated the audience to a higher plain. “Fifteen Heterosexual Duets” in the Liss Fain show was wonderful and “Batacuda Fantastica” from Luna Negra did more in fifteen minutes than most performances can achieve in an evening. E-Classical: the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra was terrific in every piece they attempted, especially the "Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra" by Bach that featured the stunning interplay of the two violinists Melissa White and the charismatic Elena Urioste. Miss Urioste was certainly the newcomer of the year at Cerritos for this season. E-Holiday: Even though Dave Koz and the Smooth Xmas show gave them a run for it the Irish Tenors take home the Christmas presents for their show that was begun with the best in a fabulous reading of “Be Thou My Vision” that had each man complimenting the other with their tenor beauty. E-Culture: in a disappointingly attended but supremely polished chorale concert the San Francisco Girls Chorus demonstrated why this kind of music is so incredible to hear live. Every note they touched was beautiful but none as otherworldly as “Deep River” at the finish of a very special matinee. E-Rock: easily won by the Bangles who really gave us a rambunctious and fresh concert in October with sexy showmanship and very solid rock and roll. Playing pop the way it sounds best, the ladies took good ones like “If She Knew What She Wants” and made the place glow with musical joy. E-Eye Candy: A special award to the show with the greatest eye appeal that goes to “Kool and the Gang” that had a good groove going for the rather unbelievable amount of hot women rushing the stage and dancing with reckless abandon. E-R&B- The Temptations had every reason to just mail one in since they have the name and the repertoire but instead the had the packed house standing by the second bass line and dancing for the duration, especially lead by lead singer Bruce “Big Sexy” Williamson. E-Jazz- Mingus Big Band despite a smaller than I could believe crowd, those faithful were shown jazz in its purest form as each man in the ensemble showed skills that every kid should study. “Tensions” by the band was superb and Lauren Sevian’s “Moanin’” was memorable. E-World- Taiko X2 On Ensemble and Kenny Endo- the group is getting better and they were pretty great to begin with the last visit to the hall. The entire show was one ear opening piece after another but the sweet “After the Rain” was everything the title hints at. E-Classic Rock- Dave Mason- dem-

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Jazz clarinetist-saxophonist Woody Herman revolutionized Swing music with a repertoire that embraced a wide spectrum of genres, including Blues, Bop, and Rock. The Big Band leader won Grammys for Thundering Herd, Giant Steps, and the album Encore: Woody Herman, 1963. The Woody Herman Orchestra continues Herman’s legendary vitality and versatility, mixing classics from the past with new songs that suit the band’s exuberant, hard-swinging style.

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Ying Quartet brings the strings to life at Cerritos By Glen Creason I have a young friend, formerly a bassist in a cow-punk band who knows music from top to bottom but cannot connect to Classical composition because she finds it too staid. If only she could have taken in the concert on Friday of the Ying Quartet at the Performing Arts Center that contained all the ingredients of propriety including composers Beethoven, Schumann, and Janacek played by two violins, a cello and a viola (a string quartet!) However, while the music was centuries old and the string quartet is obviously a smaller sound than an orchestra the Ying Quartet filled the hall with emotion and demonstrated playing so passionate you hardly saw a staid seam showing. There was nothing stuffy about this concert and often the emotional expressions caused the players to practically elevate out of their chairs.

Rob Kapilow known work and one of the most popular pieces of Baroque music. The evening features live performances by violinist Chee-Yun and the Riverside County Philharmonic and concludes with a Q&A. AVENUE Q Friday, January 29, 2010, 8:00 PM Saturday, January 30, 2010, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday, January 31, 2010, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM Lyric With Pit Configuration: $47/$35/$25 Friday & Sunday Evening $60/$48/$36 The Yings are mostly family with Janet on Violin, Philip on Viola and David on Cello joining the one non-sibling Frank Huang on the other violin. The program was chosen to exhibit romantic expressions and the group’s spirited performance helped bring this theme to vivid life. Schumann’s Quartet in A Major, Opus 41, no. 3 was written for his beloved wife Clara and the opening movement literally calls her name with the dreamy lead violin repeating the phrase just as one smitten might call out their love. The remaining three movements ranged from tenderness to a deeply romantic yearning that the composer felt for his young bride. The final “allegro” was joyful, celebratory which was expressed perfectly with the strings all standing together like such a union. The second piece by Leos Janacek, Quartet no. 2, “Intimate Letters”, again emoted such romantic striving but in this case the object of the composer’s ardor was unreachable and the love was sadly unrequited. Thus the music has much more discord, some tortured yearning, uncertainty and strife. The pieces here

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Ouch!!! Mouth sores Everyone has experienced mouth sores in their lifetime. Fortunately, the tissues of the mouth quickly heal and the lesions disappear. Let me briefly review the types of lesions that can occur and why you should be concerned. Traumatic lesions such as lip and cheek biting, pizza burns, and gum scrapes are painful but short lived. The lesions are tender for about a week then heal over in the second week. During this time it is important not to re-injure the site and to avoid acid or astringent foods. Rinsing with warm water with a pinch of salt helps soothe and cleanse the wound. Topical use of benzocaine ointments (i.e. Orajel or Zilactin) gives temporary relief during the painful phase. Traumatic wounds may become ulcerated. Ulcers are open wounds that

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have become infected. They may have a white border with a yellowish membrane over the middle. They are usually painful. Rinsing with prescription chlorhexidine to reduce the microbes in the ulcer and applying topical ointments are effective and will speed up recovery. Blistering and sloughing are often associated with certain diseases. If some damage occurs to a component of the oral mucosa the layers can separate. This separation results in a blister. When a blister ruptures sloughing will occur and the area becomes ulcerated. These lesions may require topical or ingested steroids. Swellings and growths can be the result of infections, reactions to a chronic stimulus, or a new unwanted growth (tumor). Your dentist should check these enlargements. Infections will usually respond to antibiotics and treatment or removal of the source of the infection. New rapid growths in the mouth should be evaluated to determine if it is serious or benign. Only a microscopic analysis can tell the nature of the growth so biopsies are often performed and the growth monitored. Pigmented lesions are usually dark. A pigmented lesion may be the result of a small fragment of old filling that got trapped in the gums or cheek or from naturally occurring melanin pigmentation or blood vessels. These lesions should be checked. They can be an innocent convolution of capillaries or be a sign of a malignant melanoma or sarcoma. An oral lesion can appear white due to the thickening of the keratin layer of the mouth (similar to a skin scab turning white when it is wet). The white patch (leukoplakia) will not rub off and it is difficult to predict its biology. Some form of biopsy is needed to determine malignancy. A white patch can remain the same or change over time and should be monitored by your dentist. Red lesions indicate a thinner keratin layer and may often have a burning discomfort. Red lesions associated with smoking are of great concern and all should be examined for pre-malignancy. Your dental office will provide an annual oral cancer exam. Some practitioners are utilizing specially developed cancer screening tests to “see” through to the deeper layers of the mouth. These screens are very accurate and will give peace of mind that everything is okay for now. For answers to your dental questions, contact Douglas Urban, D.D.S. Cerritos, CA 90703 562 924-1523 DrDouglasUrban. com

New law makes it easier to save on prescription drug costs

Under a new law, more Medicare beneficiaries could qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs because some things no longer count as income and resources. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth an average of $3,900 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be on Medicare, have limited income and resources, and reside in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. To qualify for extra help, people must meet certain resource and income limits. The new Medicare law eases those requirements in two ways. First, it eliminates the cash value of life insurance from counting as a resource. Second, it eliminates the assistance people receive from others to pay for household expenses, such as food, rent, mortgage or utilities, from counting as income. There also is another important “twist” in the law. The application for extra help can now start the application process for Medicare

Savings Programs -- state programs that provide help with other Medicare costs. These programs help pay Medicare Part B (medical insurance) premiums. For some people, the Medicare Savings Programs also pay Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) premiums, if any, and Part A and B deductibles and co-payments. Who can get Extra Help? Anyone who has Medicare can get Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Some people with limited income and resources are eligible for Extra Help to pay for the costs–monthly premiums, a n nual deductibles, and prescription copayments–related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. To qualify for Extra Help: * You must reside in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. * Your resources must be limited to $12,510 for an individual or $25,010 for a married couple living together. Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks, and bonds. We do not count your house and car as resources; and * Your annual income must be limited to $16,245 for an individual or $21,855 for a married couple living together. Even if your annual income is higher, you still may be able to get some help.

Pop Warner Football and Cheer thank Hawaiian Gardens Council

Members of the Hawaiian Gardens Pop Warner Football and Cheer thanked the city council at its Jan. 12 meeting for its financial and moral support of the pr program and presented the council with a plaque and football helmet.

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La Palma doctor praised by residents By Larry Caballero Long-time resident and community activist Ulla Herman could talk for hours about her many accomplishments and good deeds as a Meals on Wheels driver, or her work for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, or her philanthropy. Yet the wife of City Councilmember Larry Herman would rather talk about La Palma’s Urgent & Family Care Dr. Mahmunir Shah. “She is such Dr. Mahmunir Shah a caring person and the love she shows for her patients is wonderful.” La Palma Kiwanis President Abe Waheed also praises Dr. Shah as a very special person who loves what she does. “We are very lucky to have her practicing medicine in our city.” Shah was born in Quetta, Pakistan, and lived there with her family until they moved to a larger city, Karachi, when she was three. At age 7, the family moved to England where she learned “British English” along with Farsi (Persian), her first language. Both parents were born in Iran. Her first teachers were nuns at the St. Jesus and Mary Convent in Karachi. To this day, she loves reading the Bible, and “I follow the Ten Commandments to a tee.” She attributes the compassion she shows her patients to the Christian teaching she received as a child. She attended the Dow Medical College in Karachi, where there were only

nine openings for women, and she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1973. Her residency was Internal Medicine, and she contemplated specializing in thoracic or open-heart surgery while conducting clinical trials on hypertension. In 1976, she migrated to the United States and passed her entry exam to be a doctor. For ten years, she was an assistant surgeon at Sacred Heart Hospital in Norristown, Pennsylvania. When she and her husband moved to California in 1986, she had to pass both the written and oral exams in order to practice internal medicine. She opened a practice in Cypress in 1990 as an urgent care physician, but became interested in the services of a traveling clinic that traveled throughout Southern California specializing in workers compensation and personal injuries. She decided to open a medical office in La Palma in 2007 and now serves more

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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 Relay For Life Meeting Monday, Dec. 7th at 6:30 p.m. Frantone's on Alondra Contact: Helen Brown 562-921-4218

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. Don Moore, President 562-860-4066 HUBERT HUMPHREY DEMOCRATIC CLUB CoCo’s 7pm. 3rd Monday. Nikki Noushkam 562.7124072. CERRITOS REPUBLICAN CLUB Cerritos Library 7p.m 2nd Tuesday. Allen Wood 865-7294. OPTIMIST CLUB Mimi’s Café 7a.m. 1st, 2nd, 4th Thursdays, Frantone’s 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 1-800767-7337. 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 Avalon at Cerritos, 1000 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. ARTESIA SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Albert O. Little Community Center, 18750 S. Clarkdale, Artesia. For information, contact Jean Elliot 714-522-7868 JOURNEYS Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Pathways office, 3300 South Street #206, Long Beach 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 • Irene Orozco, President (562) 926-5017 • Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m.


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Continued from page 4 onstrated the art of the rock guitar and his “Shouldn’t of Took More Than You Gave” after the economic meltdown repercussions were ripping through local economies was just spot-on. E-Opera- this was a year for the greatest vocal art form and the Teatro L’Irico D’Europa brought the huge and demanding “Aida” to the Cerritos boards for a full night of singing and history bending intrigue lead by tenor Gabriel Gonzalez. E-Musical- this year with a young musical performing companion we judged the staging of “Chicago” to be the winner of the drama Ellsie. Jeff McCarthy as Billy Flynn was exceptional in all ways as were the principal ladies Michelle DeJean and Terra C. MacLeod as Roxy and Velma. E-Show of the Year- the voting was close on the gonfalon of Performing Arts but the golden statue goes to “The Keys to New Orleans” that featured three of the best musicians found anywhere in Jon Cleary, Henry Butler and Allen Toussaint. The show was as long as a New Orleans Summer night filled with barrelhouse piano, blues and songs worth remembering for a long, long time. Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights” was like the show itself, long, wandering and satisfying to the Big Easy end. E-Performer of the Year- despite the misnomer attached to Chris Botti as smooth his performance and the entire show was full of nice edges, especially the beautiful reading of two Leonard Cohen songs lead by a perfect “A Thousand Kisses Deep.”

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12 COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • JANUARY 15, 2010 SUBURBAN LEAGUE BASKETBALL

Norwalk’s shooting goes cold in second half, lose nail biter to Cerritos By Loren Kopff For Norwalk boys basketball head coach Jim Webster and his team, the first week of the Suburban League season was going to be one to see how the Lancers stack up in the circuit. Opening with Mayfair on Jan. 6, then hosting Cerritos last Friday, the two teams that are slated to battle for a league championship along with Norwalk, was not going to be a walk in the park by any means. So, following a 25-point loss to the Monsoons in their league opener, the Lancers were feeling good going into the fourth quarter against the Dons, having led for all but 19 seconds of the first three quarters. But Norwalk went cold from the field and the Dons, especially senior Titus Walden, rallied for a 51-50 victory that kept Norwalk winless against Cerritos for the 17th straight time. Both teams combined to score 15 points in the fourth quarter and Cerritos was held scoreless for the final 6:06. But again, the Lancers couldn’t get the shots to go through the nylon. “We gave up a lot of transition points where we didn’t run back,” Webster said. “I would probably look at 12 points on transition that we shouldn’t give up.” Norwalk scored the first eight points of the game before the Dons charged back and trailed by one after the first quarter. Walden was already warming up with five points and five rebounds to this point. Meanwhile, Norwalk senior Anthony Holliday, regarded as one of the best players in the league, was having problems again getting started as he scored just three points. That would change in the second quarter as Holliday scored 12 points in the stanza while junior Manuel Castaneda added 10

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more to help the Lancers to a 35-26 lead. Those two combined to connect on five straight shots to begin the second quarter and as a team, the Lancers shot 46 percent from the field in the first half. “We were not going with our game plan,” said Cerritos head coach Jonathan Watanabe. “It was our opening [league] game and we had too much adrenaline going and we lost our focus on what we wanted to do. It took halftime to regroup and decide what we wanted to do.” Whatever Watanabe told his team at the break worked almost immediately as the Dons opened the second half on a 7-0 run while the hosts missed their first five shots of the third quarter. Walden’s second bucket of the stanza tied the game at 40-40 at the 2:12 mark and following two straight baskets by the Lancers, Walden closed out the stanza with his fifth field goal of the game. Cerritos junior Aaron Wright tied the game 15 seconds into the fourth quarter and shortly after that, Wright fed a pass to junior Bryan Williams who gave the Dons their first lead. Senior Anthony En, off another assist from Wright, and Walden’s basket off an offensive board, extended the lead to 51-44. But Norwalk made it interesting when junior Cammie Lewis scored off an offensive rebound with 35 seconds left to make it a 51-50 contest. “They picked up their intensity, definitely, and we weren’t playing too smart,” Watanabe said. “Experience wise, it seems like every game is an adventure and it’s just a matter of putting four quarters together.” “I knew they were going to get more shots, either by pushing the pace or [getting] offensive boards,” Webster said. “It was a little of both. If we hit a few shots in the third quarter or fourth quarter, we win.” After both teams called timeouts and after a Cerritos turnover, the Lancers were primed for a game-winning shot with nine seconds left in regulation. But Holliday was short on a running lay-up and Cerritos held on for the final two seconds. “Basically, if they were going to be in a triangle and two again, I was going to run the gap cutter and put Manuel up top to run it,” Webster said. “But they went straight man, so we ran with the fade and Anthony got the look over the top.” Walden led the Dons with 16 points and 17 rebounds on six of 13 shooting from the field while Wright added 11 points and eight rebounds along with five assists. “[Walden] should have had about 10 more points if he can finish his lay-ups,” Watanabe joked. “But we’ll take it. We needed every single point out there and every single rebound.” For the hosts, who dropped to 7-10 overall and 0-2 in the league, they were led for the 14th time this season by Holliday, who scored 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds. However, he missed nine shots from the field. Castaneda added 14 points and 11 rebounds while Lewis chimed in with 11 points and three rebounds. Through the first 17 games, Holliday was averaging 18.7 points a game and was the league’s leading scorer with 318 points. “I don’t know if Anthony is getting tired,” Webster said. “That might be some-

thing we need to look at; getting Anthony some rest.” “Castaneda is good,” Watanabe said. “He’s not just a second fiddle; there’s a potent one-two punch right there. They’re tough to stop.” The Dons opened their home portion of league action this past Monday with a 7224 thumping of John Glenn as 11 different players scored, led by senior Christopher Keseloff who had 20 points. Cerritos hosted Artesia this past Wednesday and will travel to Bellflower tonight and La Mirada on Wednesday. On the girls side, it was another frustrating game for the Lady Lancers as they got off to another slow start and never recovered. Cerritos outscored the Lady Lancers 11-3 in the first quarter and went on to post a 44-33 victory. Norwalk drops to 8-8 overall and have been outscored by an average of 25 points in its first two league games. “We’re being haunted by turnovers and the ball handling skills,” said Norwalk head coach Richard Drake. “A lot of these kids are in their first year and I hate to keep using that as an excuse but the skills just have not been developed. It’s going to take time.” Against Mayfair, the Lady Lancers turned the ball over 13 times in the opening quarter. Last Friday, Cerritos forced Norwalk to turn the ball over 10 times in the first quarter and 31 times for the game. Cerritos led by as many as 19 points late in the first half and was up 35-15 with 3:58 left in the third quarter. The Lady Dons were paced by senior Kristy Kanamoto’s 15 points, six rebounds and three steals in the first half. She finished with 19 points while sophomore Ashley Juarez came off the bench to score a career-high 11 points and grab seven rebounds. “I thought she played better tonight than she did when I scouted her [against La Serna],” Drake said of Kanamoto. “It’s their first league game and I think people do step it up for league. I think she’s the absolute leader for that team and she can frustrate you.” Norwalk would close the gap to 11 points when senior Alexis Love hit two free throws with 1:29 left in the game. But the Loyola Marymount University signee was limited to 11 points and 14 rebounds and has scored 26 points in the two league games. “These two teams exposed all of our flaws and it makes you start to doubt yourselves,” Drake said. “Until we put up one or two “W’s” up on the board, we have a long way to go. Right now, I think that we’re in trouble and I think I overestimated where I thought my kids were and I think we have a lot of work to get to where we need to be. “I challenged the girls because they have the ability but they don’t seem to bring it,” he added. “They actually have no alternative, so jobs are on the line right now. They better listen to my challenges because right now I’m very serious. The younger players will come in for the veteran players if this continues.” This past Monday, the Lady Dons fell behind John Glenn early but had a surge over the last 6:15 of the first half and rode that momentum into the second half. Cerritos outscored the Lady Eagles 13-2 during

that span and went on to a relatively easy 50-33 victory which put Cerritos at 10-6 overall entering its game against Artesia this past Wednesday. Kanamoto scored a gamehigh 18 points along with eight rebounds and seven assists while junior Leighann Tomita added 13 points and five rebounds. Both Norwalk teams visit Glenn tonight and Artesia on Wednesday.

Lady Dons soccer slowly returning to winning ways By Loren Kopff After three long and frustrating seasons in which the Cerritos girls soccer team won a combined 13 games overall and finished in fifth, sixth and seventh place respectively, the team is making a charge to get back to the days of yesteryear. After the Lady Dons edged Suburban League rival Artesia 2-1 this past Wednesday, the team improved to 6-3 overall. Although there are still nine more games in the regular season, the six victories are the most since the 2006-2007 season and at 3-0 in league play, Cerritos is off to its best league start since going 3-0-1 in the 20042005 season. Part of the success this season can be attributed to first-year head coach Victoria Lathrop, who was the school’s junior varsity coach last season and is also an assistant coach at Whittier College. “When I met with them last spring, I asked them what their goals were and what they wanted to do this year,” Lathrop said. “They said they wanted to make sure they come out fit, smart and have the ability to face teams we’ve faced in the past and didn’t play well against. The amount of improvement comes from their desire to win and their desire to finish games at the full 80 minutes.” Cerritos opened up the league slate last Friday with a 3-0 win against Norwalk, a playoff team from last season. Senior forward Devin Thompson scored twice and junior midfielder Bianca Frontino added the other tally. The score would have been much worse for the Lancers as Cerritos peppered Norwalk junior goalkeeper Leslie Munoz for 25 shots with three of them hitting either the goal post or crossbar. This past Monday, the Lady Dons took 18 shots against John Glenn but could only get a 24th minute goal from freshman midfielder Connie Caliz in the team’s third shutout of the season. This past Wednesday, Cerritos got on the board in the 10th minute when freshman forward Analisa Marquez scored her third goal of the season. Ironically, it was the 10th minute of the Norwalk game when one of her shots hit the crossbar. Then one minute later, Caliz received a rebound from a sliding kick save from Artesia sophomore goalkeeper Itzel Gonzalez and boomed a shot from about 25 yards out for a 2-0 lead. The Pioneers would close the gap in the 23rd minute on a goal from senior midfielder Martha Rodriguez but in the second half, the Cerritos defense held Artesia to just

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Gahr’s non-league season ends in loss to state powerhouse By Loren Kopff LONG BEACH-When you play a team like Price, who has won numerous California Interscholastic Federation state championships, you have you take advantage of any big lead you get. The Gahr boys basketball team was hoping to keep the momentum of a 17-point lead going during the fourth of five games in the Cabrillo/Pangos Dream Classic last Saturday night. But the Gladiators missed the last nine shots from the field in the first half and saw the big lead evaporate to what turned out to be a 77-65 loss to the Knights. Gahr has lost two straight games after a 14-game winning streak to begin the season. “We had them early but we would like to have them late,” said Gahr head coach Bob Becker. “They’re a very, very good team. I was happy with [the big lead]. I wasn’t going to give one point back. But we knew that a great team like Price, who has been winning state titles year after year, was going to make a run back at us.” Junior Davon Potts rebounded from a subpar performance the previous week against Clovis West and scored 10 points in the first quarter, including a pair of threepointers. The Gladiators hit 10 of 16 field goals as they built a 21-9 lead after the first quarter. The lead would grow to 30-13 when junior Josh Perkins scored almost three minutes into the second quarter. But that would be the last field goal the team would convert in the half and the Knights scored the game’s next 14 points to trail 30-27 at the half. Potts would end the scoring drought at the 6:26 mark of the third quarter with his fourth trifecta of the game but Price still came back and took its first lead of the game with 2:38 left in the stanza. Gahr opened the fourth quarter on an 11-5 run with the last basket coming off a steal from Perkins with 4:48 remaining, After that, the shooting woes resurfaced and the Gladiators ended the game hitting on one of eight shots from the field.

“We didn’t shoot the ball as well as we’re capable of,” Becker said. “We broke down a little bit defensively at times and a team like Price is going to make you pay, and they did.” Allen Crabbe, who was limited to five points in the first half, erupted for 31 in the second half to pace the Knights. Potts led the Gladiators with 23 points while senior Ervin Ware added 16 points, eight rebounds and eight steals. In the past five games, Ware has been averaging just over 25 points a game. “Ervin’s a gamer,” Becker said. “He shows up on game day and he’s ready to go. It’s going to take a lot to keep Ervin down on the day of a game. The bigger the game, the more Ervin is going to get up for it.” Senior Charles Nebo pitched in with a dozen points as Gahr opened up San Gabriel Valley League action this past Wednesday against Downey. Tonight, the team faces defending league champion Dominguez on the road, then visits Lynwood on Wednesday. “I’m really proud of my guys today,” Becker said. “That’s probably as hard as we’ve played for a full game, especially when you consider how challenging Price is and how good their players are.”

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Trustor(s): SAHAT SAKHA AND VILMA SAKHA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 9/15/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2228608 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/29/2010 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: $369,280.52 The purported property address is: 5943 DUNROBIN AVENUE LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 Assessors Parcel No. 7165-009-035 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 Saxon Mortgage Services, Inc. 4708 Mercantile Drive North Ft. Worth TX 76137. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5 ( c), the beneficiary or authorized agent declares as follows: Declaration Re: Borrower Contact and Due Diligence Pursuant to CC 2923.5 and instructions to Trustee Re: Notice of Default Re: SAHAT SAKHA 5943 DUNROBIN AVENUE LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 2000169502 The undersigned beneficiary or their authorized agent for the beneficiary hereby represents and declares as follows: 1. On 3/18/08 the beneficiary or their authorized agent contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure. During this contact the borrower(s) was advised he or she has the right to schedule a follow-up meeting to occur within 14 days. Further, the borrower(s) was provided the toll-free telephone number to find a HUD-certified housing counseling agency. 6/24/08, 12/23/09 I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the above is true and correct. Dated: 12/28/09 [ 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: 12/31/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (888) 325-3502 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# 3397145 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 08-0083264 Title Order No. 08-8-307820 Investor/Insurer No. 105040043 APN No. 7065-018-010 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/06/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by FRANCISCA GUZMAN, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 09/06/2005 and recorded 09/13/05, as Instrument No. 05 2197221, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/05/2010 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 12137 215TH STREET, HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA, 90716. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $505,670.11. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/09/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2-202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3398462 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010

Trustee Sale No. 737927CA Loan No. 3013361757 Title Order No. 3206-252446 Notice of Trustee's Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/6/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 1/29/2010 at 10:30 AM California Reconveyance Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust, recorded on 03/14/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20070566790 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: ROBERT TADEO AND, ANGELA TADEO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $559,027.23 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 11165 BERTHA PLACE, Cerritos, CA 90703 APN NUMBER: 7049-019-015 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. Date: 1/6/2010 SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT Exhibit DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P650629 1/8, 1/15, 01/22/2010 T.S. No. T09-54378-CA Notice of Trustee’s Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, Cashier’s Check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a deed of trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [X] 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 and [X] 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 Trustor: Isidro S. Ramirez, a married man Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. c/o Pite Duncan, 4375 Jutland Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92117 877-576-0472 Recorded 09/29/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2173093 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 1/29/2010 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $629,663.83 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 11307 Michelle St Cerritos, CA 90703 A.P.N.: 7034-013-010 Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust 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. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges. For sales information please contact Priority Posting and Publishing at www.priorityposting.com or (714) 573-1965 Reinstatement Line: 877-576-0472 Date: 1/8/2010 CR Title Services, Inc. 1000 Technology Drive, MS 314 O’Fallon MO 63368 Penny White, Trustee Sales Officer Federal Law requires us to notify you that we are acting as a debt collector. If you are currently in a bankruptcy or have received a discharge in bankruptcy as to this obligation, this communication is intended for informational purposes only and is not an attempt to collect a debt in violation of the automatic stay or the discharge injunction. P650297 1/8, 1/15, 01/22/2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 08-0039081 Title Order No. 08-8-157941 Investor/ Insurer No. APN No. 7159-001-007 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/08/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by PATRICIA ORTIZ, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 09/08/2005 and recorded 09/21/05, as Instrument No. 05 2273559, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/12/2010 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5613 LAKEWOOD BOULEVARD, LAKEWOOD, CA, 907121725. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $511,270.98. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/29/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3400543 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010

20091970394 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as Team LA Golf Club, 18310 Winslow Place, Cerritos, CA 90703, Romeo E. Ruan, 18310 Winslow Place, Cerritos, CA 90703 and Mario Cruz, 18310 Winslow Place, Cerritos, CA 90703. The following business is conducted as an unincorporated partnership. The registrant has not begun to transact business. /S/ Romeo E. Ruan The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/06/2010. NOTICE: This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (see section 14400et seq. Business and Profession Code), Published at LCCN on 01/15, 01/22, 01/30, 02/05/2010.


TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 202010005755 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as Burris & Glaus, 6049 Rugby Avenue, Huntington Park, CA, 90255, James A. Burris, 11266 Linda Way, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, JoAnn Burris, 11266 Linda Way, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, Richard L. Glaus, 514 Pebble Beach Place, Fullerton, CA 92835, Sandra L. Glaus, 514 Pebble Beach Place, Fullerton, CA 92835. The following business is conducted as a general partnership. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ JoAnn Burris, Partner The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/06/2010. NOTICE: This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (see section 14400et seq. Business and Profession Code), Published at LCCN on 01/08, 01/15, 01/22, 01/30/2010.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09311702-BL Order # 090639629-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/7/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): JOSE NUNEZ AND JODI A. NUNEZ , HUSBAND AND WIFE AND ISABEL SIGALA , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, ALL AS JOINT TENANTS. Recorded: 8/21/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1850083 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/29/2010 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: $544,179.07 The purported property address is: 6109 Candor Street Lakewood, CA 90713 Assessors Parcel No. 7174-010-012 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 Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . 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: 12/28/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247-9727 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# 3390666 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0083565 Title Order No. 09-8-237583 Investor/Insurer No. 1698532205 APN No. 7159-012-011 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/26/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ROBERT D STEWART AND IRENE Z STEWART HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/26/2005 and recorded 02/03/05, as Instrument No. 05 0258725, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/05/2010 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3712 CAPETOWN STREET, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90712. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $340,691.50. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/23/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3399647 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No: F501797 CA Unit Code: F Loan No: 0999209943/CULHNO Investor No: 171430276 AP #1: 7016-022-104 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier's, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: ROLAND J. CULHNO JR., KAREN R. CULHNO Recorded August 1, 2007 as Instr. No. 20071821011 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded September 24, 2009 as Instr. No. 09-1452874 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED JUNE 21, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 16428 ESTELLA AVE., CERRITOS, CA 90703-1534 "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: JANUARY 21, 2010, AT 11:00 A.M. *AT THE WEST SIDE DOORS TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTS BUILDING, 12720 NORWALK BLVD, NORWALK, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $269,028.87. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. The Mortgage Loan Servicer has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying Notice of Sale is filed. The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code 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 monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: December 25, 2009 T.D. SERVICE COMPANY as said Trustee, T.D. Service Company Agent for the Trustee and as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary CINDY GASPAROVIC, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.ascentex.com/websales. TAC# 877857C PUB: 12/31/09, 01/07/10, 01/14/10

COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • JANUARY 15, 2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09242970-BL Order # 090080229-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/19/2006. 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): BENJAMIN N. DEJARO, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 5/31/2006 as Instrument No. 06-1184062 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/29/2010 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: $486,426.81 The purported property address is: 5333 Montair Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712 Assessors Parcel No. 7171-025-028 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 Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081. 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: 12/28/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247-9727 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# 3390694 01/08/2010, 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010

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CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Planning Commission of the City of Artesia will hold a Regular Planning Commission Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following item(s): Case No. 2009-32

Variance 17820 Gridley Road

Bharti Patel, 17820 Gridley Road, Artesia CA 90701 A request for approval of a variance to legalize an unpermitted addition and breezeway to be set back 1’-0” from the property line that are attached between an existing 4-car garage and the existing residence and to also allow the setback of an existing 4-car garage to remain at 2’-3” from the property line located at 17820 Gridley Road in the Single Family Residential (R-1) Zone. Resolution No. 2009-31P Case No. 2010-01

Design Review 11732 South Street

Carol Groppell, 1530 Marine Ave, Seal Beach CA 90710 A request for design review approval to reconfigure the parking lot layout and exterior facade improvements of an existing commercial building located at 11732 South Street in the Commercial Planned Development (C-P-D) Zone. Resolution No. 2010-01P If you challenge any of these proposals in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Artesia Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matters listed above. PUBLISHED: January 12, 2010 Okina Dor, Associate Planner

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 5801271 Trustee Sale No.: 67860 Loan No.: 9041787607/001 APN: 7022-012-029 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 07/11/2005. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. If you need an explanation of the nature of the proceedings against you, you should contact a lawyer. On 02/04/2010 at 10:00AM, DSL Service Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 7/19/05 as Doc #05-1697595 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: George B. Pama and Marichu L. Pama, Husband and Wife, as Trustor Downey Savings and Loan Association, F.A., as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17924 Gerritt Place, Cerritos, CA 90703. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $583,353.88 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code § 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 1/7/10 For: DSL Service Company, as Trustee By: FCI Lender Services, Inc., as Agent 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 U.S. Bank National Association, Customer Service Department (949) 798-6002 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures. com or call: 925-603-7342. Vivian Prieto, Vice President, FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 184023)(01/15/10, 01/22/10, 01/29/10) Trustee Sale No. 734732CA Loan No. 5303704497 Title Order No. 3206227261 Notice of Trustee's Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/1/2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 2/5/2010 at 10:30 AM California Reconveyance Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust, recorded on 05/12/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 1054906 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Margie Luzadas, a single woman, as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., (MERS), solely as nominee for Lender, Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company, Inc., it's successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $649,170.58 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 11137 Bingham Street, Cerritos, CA 90703 APN NUMBER: 7049-007-018 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. Date: 1/8/2010 SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT Exhibit DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap. com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P655033 1/15, 1/22, 01/29/2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA09-263009-ED Order # 090195991-CA-DCO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/7/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): HUGO MIRA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/17/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-2550866 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/5/2010 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: $429,440.24 The purported property address is: 22119-22119 1/2 CLARKDALE AVE HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 Assessors Parcel No. 7069-003-033 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Washington Mutual Bank, FA 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has 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: 1/15/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3388236 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0113148 Title Order No. 09-8-326947 Investor/Insurer No. 164440227 APN No. 7033-035-036 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/04/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GAB SOO MOON, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/04/2007 and recorded 04/24/07, as Instrument No. 20070981572, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17721 NORWALK BOULEVARD #36, ARTESIA, CA, 907014300. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $451,185.52. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/04/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.ASAP# 3406079 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09-263009-ED Order # 090195991-CADCO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/7/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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): HUGO MIRA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/17/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-2550866 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 2/5/2010 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: $429,440.24 The purported property address is: 22119-22119 1/2 CLARKDALE AVE HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 Assessors Parcel No. 7069-003-033 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Washington Mutual Bank, FA 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has 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: 1/15/2010 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: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3388236 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0070381 Title Order No. 09-8-204817 Investor/Insurer No. 105588079 APN No. 7152-020-014 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/06/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GEORGE KONTOKANIS AND EDELMYRA KONTOKANIS , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 10/06/2005 and recorded 10/14/05, as Instrument No. 05 2476015, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/16/2010 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2833 ARBOR ROAD, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90712. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $498,309.64. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/28/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3406398 01/15/2010, 01/22/2010, 01/29/2010


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