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By Jerry Bernstein Cerritos High School Cheerleaders participate in London parade Protecting Wal-Mart to expand Cerritos Towne Center store he long awaited expansion of WalBy Jerry Bernstein chosen to the go London. I’m relocal funds Mart in the Cerritos Towne Center ally excited. took a step forward with the CerEditor’s Note: The following is Marin was selected to try out from state raids Planning Commission recommendan interview with Cerritos High for the cheerleading trip ritos while

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inggoapproval at its Nov. 3 meeting. The doing routines. Judges were proposedCerritos projectCouncil would endorses add approxiing around selecting candidates. ballot initative. Once chosen cheerleaders mately were 25,208 sq. ft. of new floor space primarily for grocery use on the eastern given a routine to do. You do have time to practice and putportion your of the existing building in an area Jerry Bernstein for future expansion. own interpretation on it, andoriginally then Byintended It now perform it in front of judges, she goes to the City Council for final The Cerritos City Council approval. said. They then select who will be unanimously approved approved a resoluon the team. She said five girls Wal-Mart was originally tion in support of a ballot initiafrom Cerritos were chosenon to be June 18,1992, one of three anchors tive that will prevent the State on the 400-member team and toparbe built in the Cerritos Towne Center. from raiding local government ticipate in the New Year Parade in The other two were Smith’s Market now transportation and public transit London. She described it asKohl’s being Department Store and a 10-screen funds. similar to our Rose Bowl Parade Edwards Cinemas along with shops and In a report to the council, Marin Chattong is a typical and was televised. freestanding restaurants. The store was Assistant City Manager Kathy high school student. She likes Marin said they were to given be built in two phases with the secVolley Ball and “I can only be on three uniforms a red jacket, a blue Matsumoto said over the years ond phase adding approximately 30,000 one varsity team,” she explained. and white jacket that comes with California voters have overI chose cheerleading. However, skirt and a long sleeve jacket. whelmingly passed separate View of the expanded Wal-Mart looking north toward Artesia Blvd. I am on the junior varsity vol- I’ve never been in snow before, ballot measurers to keep [See Wal-Mart Pagelocal 10] leyball team, which is my favor- she said, except for a visit to Big funding sources essential for loite sport.” She said she has been Bear. She thought it might snow cal services and prevent the State playing volleyball since she was while she was in London. Cerri- from raiding local government in the third grade. tos has 11 cheerleaders who per- transit and transportation funds. Four hundred high schools girls from throughout the United States “I really love where I am,” form at school sport events. “I’ve “Despite this, the State recently were selected to represent the country in the annual New Year Lonshe exclaimed. I love volleyball been to three National Events, she passed a budget that borrows and don Parade. Five were from Cerritos High School. Approximate 70 and love being a cheerleader. I’ve said. takes approximately $5 billion in students were chosen from the Western United States. Twenty of them, been on the cheerleading varsity Asked what she would like to city, county, transit, redevelopincluding the five Cerritos girls, got together and had their pictur picture team three years. ment and special district funds taken with the London Bridge in the background. This is the first time I’ve been See CHEER CON'T ON 11 this year. For Cerritos, these costs are estimated to be $14.1 million in redevelopment funds over the next two fiscal years. “ The Resolution is in support of the Local Taxpayer, Public Safety, and Transportation Protection Act of 2010, a ballot measure sponsored by the League of California Cities. If approved by the voters, it will prevent the State from borrowing, raiding or otherwise redirect local government, transportation and public funds, including: • Adding new constitutional restriction that prohibits the Members of the Cerritos Prayer Breakfast Committee gather together following State from taking tax increment Smile! Two local girls pose for the costume contest funds at the collected annual Halloween Festithe Annual Cerritos Community Breakfast held Oct. 28 at the Sheraton Cerritos within a redevelSchool Junior and Varsity Cheerleader Marin Chattong prior to her trip to Great Britain as a member of the United States Cheerleading Team that participated in the New Years London Parade. She and four other Cerritos Cheerleaders were among those selected from throughout the United States to go to London and represent the United States in the Parade. She also kept a journal of her trip to London.

Cerritos Prayer Breakfast hosts dynamic speaker

Cerritos Regional Park gets Halloween makeover

Storms inflict property damage in Cerritos

val at Cerritos Regional Park. Hotel. They are Alan Wood, Jerry Kamashian, Roger Garrett, Marlene Carlin, See FUNDS CON'T ON 7 Julie Knabe, Keynote Speaker Phil Downer, Chairperson Anna Titus, Jim Edwards, Rosemary Economy, Chris Haldersen, Hedy Harrison-Anduha, and Merri By Jerry Bernstein Wheaton. Halloween is a night of trick and he related incidents ranging from high By Jerry Bernstein Cerritos Center Previews treat, where youngsters dressed in cosschool, to his time in Vietnam as a gun• Foundation stolen - Page 2 Pageequipment 5 Carmenita and South - Storm windsComknocked down tree thatlife fell after on college. Rain storm causestumes tree to fall onto townhouse - Workmen saw limbs knock on your door and ask “trick ner, toamarried The Cerritos Prayer Breakfast • Seniors outraged over possible closing Community Calendar amittee car inhosted Cerritos. TheDowner vehicle was headed southbound on Carmenita off a 30-year old eucalyptus thatare fellaccompanied onto a Sundance or treat.” tree Many by townhouse He began by talking about growing Phil as Keynote of water aerobics program Page 3 Page 10 Road and at wasthe struck just north of South St. at up 1:05 Tuesday. The describing facing Bloomfield just north 166th Tuesday, Jan. 19. their parents whoofwait on Street the sidewalk in p.m. Colorado, initially him- Avenue Speaker annual Cerritos Com• Publishers' Rant Page 4 tree was blown down from the center median and into traffic. The workman said the heavy rains that soakedreceive the earth while their youngsters theircombined with Sports to follow munity Prayer Breakfast held in the self as a rebel who didn’tAlike driver appeared to be out Oct. of the28; vehicle and uninjured. strong winds was too much for the tree, oneto asthe hurthouse and it looked • Crime summary treats. Sometimes theNo door Page 12 - Page 5 rules. The vehicle Sheraton Cerritos Hotel and he appears to have sustained most front-end damage, with the bulk of the like damage was limited only to that section of the roof although•aOptimists 40th anniversary - Page 9 Classified/Prof. Directory certainly was no downer. tree lying across the open engine hood. A Cerritos Sheriff was pulling final determination wouldn’t be made until the tree is removed and a • Community Injecting humor throughout his talk, Pagesports 14 - Page 11 up to the scene at the time of the photo. Photo by Anthony D. Morrow [See PRAYER Photo by Jerry Bernstein closerPage examination can be made. 10] [See HALLOWEEN Page 10]

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Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation equipment truck stolen

Over the past weekend the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation had their truck stolen. Everything from pop-ups, generators, fishing rods, registration forms, wristbands, kids raffle prizes, cooking equipment, kids goodie bags and much, much more were taken. “This is a very sad day for us and for the kids we serve” said Dan Hernandez founder of the youth foundation. “We were shocked and sadden when we arrived Monday morning to our office and our truck was missing. All our equipment that we use for each event was gone. We have two events left for this year, the first one is on November 20th with more than 1,500 kids expected to attend, now that event is in danger of not happening,” added Hernandez. The truck stolen was a all white GMC 1992 box truck. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact the Cerritos Sheriff’s office. Anyone that would like to donate items for the foundation is asked to call their office at (562) 865-3764. People can make cash donations on the foundations website at www.danskids.org. The Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation has been serving the community of Southern California for over ten years; it’s a 501 (c) 3 non- profit. It has introduced tens of thousands of kids to the sport of fishing and has hosted events thought out Southern California; including parts of downtown Los Angeles like MacArthur Park were others have refused to go.

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Korean Veterans gather at luncheon honoring Dr. Soo of the Sae Eden Presbyterian Church

Veterans of the Korean War and family members attended a luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Norwalk, formerly the Marriott Hotel, in honor of Dr. Soo of the Sae Eden Presbyterian Church in Korea. The church hosted 39 area veterans and members of their families on a June visit to South Korea. Dr. Soo is visiting the United States on business. “It is a pleasure to see you again,” he said. “South Koreans will never forget what you did for our freedom. Today South Korea has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and thanks to you we can help other countries. “I will pray for your health and happiness. Thank you.”

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Seniors outraged over ABC’s possible closing of water aerobics program

COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • NOVEMBER 5, 2010

Norwalk businesses invited to a Citywide Business Watch Meeting All Norwalk business owners are invited to a Citywide Business Watch Meeting hosted by the Department of Public Safety. Topics of discussion will include: available services and resources for all businesses, improving safety and security in and around your business, an opportunity to meet with City representatives to discuss business related concerns. Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex, Multi-Purpose Room 13000 Clarkdale Ave Norwalk, CA 90650, Wed Nov 17, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

An overflow crowd of over 300 seniors attended the ABC School Board meeting Nov. 3 to protest the closing of the Water Aerobics Program sponsored by the ABC Adult School at Cerritos Park East. By Jerry Bernstein Responding to concerns over the possible closing of the ABC Adult School Water Aerobics Program, Superintendent Gary Smuts told the 315 seniors attending the Nov. 4 school board meeting the Board has asked him to explore all avenues to keep the program going. He said many of ABC’s neighboring school districts have been forced to close down their Adult Schools and put the money into K-12 education. “Our Board of Education chose not to strip our Adult School and make it a self supporting program.” He said the Adult School funding was cut 20 percent across the board by the State of California, adding he cut their budget by 10 percent for a total 30 percent reduction in their operation funding. He said this was a very well attended class and a very expensive class. “The Board has asked me to see if we can come up with a realistic budget to keep the program going.” He added , “We also have a partnership with the City of Cerritos and we are working on developing a community partnership with a mutual purpose to serving our students. “ He emphasized that they were trying to find someway to continue the program admitting they weren’t there yet, but they should have a program worked out by the Nov. 16 Board Meeting. He urged the seniors to come back on that date and he will present his report on a game plan to keep the program going. Eight seniors, representing all the seniors present, responded to his comments. Cathy Scott asked the Board if they had considered asking the federal government for money from the New Health Program for Preventive Medicine. She described the program as being therapeutic. She also asked why they would want to disband one of the most successful programs in the District. Marian Nishi said she was from Cypress. She said she joined the program in 2007 with severe back pain and was in pretty poor health. She said in the four years of enrollment, she was much improved. She went on to say many in the program have mobility problems and can only do their needed exercise in the water. Others have had back surgery, have arthritis, etc. There are a lot of health issues involved which a lot of the needed exercises can only be done in the water. She added the program also afford the participants a social outlet that involves mental health. David Russell told the Board each class has an enrollment of approximately 80 students at any one time. He urged the Board members to look out at the

audience, saying “these were the faces of the students enrolled in the Water Aerobic Classes”, if you cut this out it will impact everyone of them. It will be very, very difficult if the program is ended. It’s the only exercise many of them can do.” He said many have been able to stop taking medication because of this class. Many have trouble walking and take this class because they have mobility in the water and do the needed exercises.” Dianne Welch told the Board the program has helped their quality of life, both physical and mentally. She said she was glad to see there was some room to keep the program going. Joyce Moore, who submitted a petition with 310 signatures to the Board to keep the program going said for 20 years ABC has provided a water program for participants to take advantage of. She said there are 536 members presently enrolled. Their major concern is that while the class is open to everyone, about 85 percent are in their 60’s or over. Many have had hip and/or knee replacements, have arthritis etc. “Water is the only way they can support their weight and maintain their mobility.” All of the speakers urged the Board to find a solution so the program can continue. The also agreed they would be willing to pay additional dues to maintain the program.

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AMERICAN RECOVERY & REINVESTMENT ACT, enacted in the first month of President Obama’s term, to jumpstart our economy, create and save 3.5 million jobs, give a tax cut to small business and 95% of American workers, begin to rebuild America’s road, rail, and water infrastructure, and make a historic commitment to education, clean energy, and science and technology, with unprecedented accountability. (Signed into Law) SMALL BUSINESS JOBS ACT, landmark legislation providing $12 billion in tax relief for small businesses by enacting 8 more small business tax cuts on top of the 8 already enacted by this Congress; creating up to 500,000 jobs, by leveraging up to $300 billion in private sector

lending for small businesses through a $30 billion lending fund for community banks; fully paid for – doesn’t add a dime to the deficit. (Signed into Law)

TEACHER JOBS/STATE AID/ CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES, creating and saving nearly 320,000 jobs; providing $10 billion to save 161,000 teacher jobs and $16 billion in Medicaid aid, with the effect of creating/saving 158,000 jobs, including police officers, firefighters, nurses & private sector workers; fully paid for by closing loopholes that encourage companies to ship American jobs overseas; cutting deficit by $1.4 billion. (Signed into Law) STUDENT AID & FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT, making the largest investment in college aid in history – increasing Pell Grants, making college loans more affordable, and strengthening community colleges – while reducing the federal deficit by ending wasteful student loan subsidies to banks. (Signed into Law) HIRE ACT, creating up to 300,000 jobs, by providing a payroll tax holi-

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PERMANENT ESTATE TAX RELIEF at the 2009 level to ensure that 99.8 percent of estates never pay a dime of taxes and offer certainty and stability for farmers and small businesses. (Passed by House) WALL STREET REFORM, historic reforms to end taxpayer-funded bailouts and the idea of ‘too big to fail’, and protect and empower consumers to make the best decisions on mortgages, credit cards, and their own financial future. Lack of accountability for Wall Street and big banks cost 8 million jobs. (Signed into Law)

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2010 and also updating payments by 2.2%. (Signed into Law) DISCLOSE ACT, to fight a corporate takeover of our elections, requires them to disclose they are behind political ads; bans foreign-controlled corporations from putting money in U.S. elections. (Passed by House) NATIONAL SECURITY/TROOPS AND VETERANS FY 2010 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION, authorizing 3.4% troop pay raise, strengthening military readiness and military families support, focusing our strategy in Afghanistan and redeployment from Iraq. (Signed into Law) REPEAL OF DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL, to provide for the repeal of this outdated policy, contingent on the certification that military review completed and that repeal would not impact readiness. (Passed by House) FY 2010 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION-VA APPROPRIATIONS, strengthening quality health care for 5 million veterans by investing 11% more for medical care, benefits claims processors, and facility improvements. (Signed into Law) COPS ON THE BEAT, putting an additional 50,000 cops on the street over the next 5 years. (Passed by House) A lot has been made that the "people have spoken", and they want smaller government, less regulation, less taxes. Did we not just experience that same ideology during the Bush years? They owned the White House and Congress and look where that got us; the worst economic recession since the great depression. And certian voters in America are celebrating....really? Brian Hews can be reached at brianhews@cerritosnews.net

Protest over ABCUSD closing adult swim school classes Over 300 senior adult school students stormed the ABCUSD's board meeting last night to protest the district's decision to close all the adult school's swimming classes effective the next semester. After listening to the senior citizen concerns regarding the planned closure of classes, the board wisely postponed the final decision. What district administrators need to remember is that adult school funding is not "their money" it's the public's tax money that is set aside to fund life long learning for adults. It appears that the district has been using adult school funding as a piggy bank to "bail" itself out of it's large deficits. The district has over 3000 less students than it did a few years ago but continues to operate with the same number of principals and even more district administrators than it had when enrollment was high. The district's average total revenue per student is $7,000 per student and 7,000 X 3,000 fewer students = a 21 million dollar hole. B. Nelson Cerritos

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Artesia's Our Lady of Fatima School celebrates Red Ribbon Week-Drug-Free, I Have the Power!

COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • NOVEMBER 5, 2010

Weekly crime summary October 25-31, 2010

Artesia Deputy Sgt. Greg Knapp speaks to OLF students about Red Ribbon Week. By Christine M. Oliveira The Our Lady of Fatima school community took a stand against drug use during Red Ribbon Week. OLF observed Red Ribbon Week during October 26th to October 29th with the theme: Drug-Free, I Have the Power! To power the first day up, students and staff unified and wore red. The second day was a powerful Crazy Hair Day, a fun way students showed that they could “use their heads” against drugs. In a power play on the third day, teachers and students dressed in black to "black out drugs." On the final day, the OLF family exercised its power over drugs with the theme: "Hocus Pocus; Drugs Aren't My Focus" and wore Halloween costumes to commemorate. Kindergarten through 8th grade classes also participated in Red Ribbon Week by creating banners. Each banner displayed the class's drug-free pledge. Kindergarten’s pledge was to Bee Smart and Bee Drug Free, and 1st grade's was Pot Makes the Brain Rot Like Potatoes. The determination and creativity of the

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students were unveiled all week long. The highlight of the week was a visit from Sergeant Greg Knapp and fellow officers of the Lakewood Sheriff Station. Sergeant Knapp talked to 3rd through 8th graders about the importance of being drug-free. His most important message was not to submit to peer pressure. Moreover, he gave authentic accounts of the drug abuse he has witnessed in his career. Finally, to the delight of many students, Sergeant Knapp and the officers revealed the many weapons used in their fight against drugs. Ms. Taylor Hillis, 4th grade teacher, said of Sergeant Knapp: "He was really great with the kids. I was really impressed!" Red Ribbon Week was a reciprocal event in which the Our Lady of Fatima school community showed its intolerance for illicit drug use in return to achieve power over drugs. Our Lady of Fatima School is located in Artesia at 18626 Clarkdale Avenue. For further information, please call us at (562) 865-1621 or visit us at www.fatimachargers.com. Jensueperez@aol.com or Call St. Linus School at 921-0336 for more details.

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Part I felony crimes reported to Cerritos Sheriff’s Station dropped from thirty-three the previous week to twenty-two this reporting period. While robberies were up, all other categories in this summary declined. Calls for service slightly increased from 306 to 310 last week. The 2010 weekly average in calls for service remained at 299. Two robberies were investigated. Two male suspects confronted a male juvenile at 193rd Street and Bechard Avenue on Monday October 25 at 7:40 p.m. One suspect displayed a handgun and the victim was robbed of cash and a cell phone. The second case occurred on Thursday October 28 at 11:40 a.m. in a lot located in the 13300 block of Alondra Boulevard. A male suspect grabbed a money bag from a female victim and fled on foot. Seven residential burglaries were logged compared to eight the week before. Open/unlocked doors or windows were involved in two crimes. Three front doors were kicked open, and two windows were pried. Jewelry and a laptop computer were the only items taken. The current 2010 weekly average in residential burglaries is 2.8. All of the residential burglaries last week could have been prevented in one way or another. Leaving a window or door unlocked or open makes entry entirely too easy for the burglar. Physical force and prying could have been overcome by installation of hardware that holds the sliding glass window or door tightly to the frame. This prevents movement that is necessary to affect entry and can be accomplished by the use of locking pins. Remember, burglars do not like to attract attention and rarely smash a residential window to gain entry. Make it more difficult for them to make you a victim. There were no commercial burglaries reported. Two were investigated the week before. The 2010 weekly average in commercial burglaries is 2.4. Vehicle burglaries dropped from ten to four last week. All four were in highvolume commercial parking lots and involved SUVs. A GPS unit was stolen along with checkbooks, gym bags, wallets, and a Social Security card. The 2010 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is now 7.0. Window smashes continue to be the most frequent means of entering the vehicles in these thefts. Remember that only a very thin layer of glass separates the thief from your valuable property. Your visible property can be seen, the window smashed, and the items stolen in five seconds or less.

Vehicle thefts dropped ten to four last week. Two of the crimes were in high-volume parking lots and two were in residential areas. All four last week involved SUVs. The 2010 weekly average in vehicle thefts is 4.6. It is very important that you use some form of an anti-theft device to retain your vehicle. Visible deterrents, such as a steering wheel locking device, are the most obvious and tell the wouldbe thief to look elsewhere. A great deal of success has been demonstrated by tracking devices that can lead law enforcement directly to the location of a stolen vehicle. These systems cost a little more and require a monthly fee, but are very effective. Go to www.safercerritos.com for an extensive library of crime prevention tips, disaster preparedness information, and a variety of links to other pertinent sites.

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Continued from page 1 is opened by grownups in costume. For those who preferred a community activity the annual Halloween Festival at Cerritos Regional Park was where you went. Sponsored by the City of Cerritos in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, individuals of all ages, many dressed in costumes walked the pathways, with long lines waiting to enter Haunted House with its maze of wicket ghouls and ugly monsters. Only the bravest entered the house where thrills and chills of spooky events awaited them.. Children under eight years were not admitted unless accompanied by an adult. There was a two a story Clown House where the only way out was a slide from the second floor. Parents who accompanied their youngsters into the house displayed hesitation sliding down the curly slide. Their kids seemed to have no such qualms. There were carnival booths, with games and food offered by various community groups at a nominal price, a teen zone, costume contests, and rides. There were contests and games in the gymnasium that had been converted into a Halloween fun house for the younger set. It was also a place for teenagers to meet and have a good time. All in all it was a fun night, with ghosts and goblins holding sway.

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than me. That was the only answer I had. It leaves a bitter guilt in your heart.” “I had no answer. I had no idea who was in control. I had no idea where to put my guilt and my anger, my pain.” When I came back to the States I was called a baby killer. I had no idea where to put that pain.” He said he wasn’t blaming the people here. Vietnam divided families, churches, and all kinds of people. It was a hard time. After his discharged from the Marines he was admitted to Southern Methodist University, where he met his wife and where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1972. In 1975 he graduated from Emory University School of Law with a Jurist Doctor degree. He still had the anger and pain in his heart, which almost destroyed his marriage. Then one day he found forgiveness and the pain and anger subsided. He realized it wasn’t his time and although he felt guilty his good friend had died, it wasn’t his time. He had found the forgiveness and understanding he had been longing for and now wanted to share it with everyone.

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John Glenn’s Bernard pulls out a late trick and gives Eagles a big treat By Loren Kopff Halloween came two nights early for John Glenn’s football team when they visited Artesia last Friday in a battle of winless teams and Dejon Bernard provided both the trick and treat. With 61 seconds remaining in the game, the senior wingback scored the game winning touchdown as the Eagles rallied from 11 points down to edge the Pioneers 30-27. After senior defensive end Danny Martinez recovered a crucial fumble at Glenn’s seven-yard line, Bernard took the pigskin from sophomore tailback Steven Reed on a reverse and raced down the left sideline for the biggest touchdown of the season. It was a play that caught the attention of everyone at Atkins Stadium even before it began. “We were running Steven tonight with the inside run game and we said they had to respect that,” said Glenn first-year head coach Ray Niemann. “As soon as they started to bite on that stuff, we brought Dejon around and obviously his speed is amazing.” “We told them [all week], before the game, at halftime and in the fourth quarter where we knew it was going,” said Artesia head coach Joe Veach. “I told our kids before the game and all week that the team who makes more mistakes is going to lose the game. We made more mistakes.” Glenn (1-8 overall, 1-4 in the Suburban League) snapped a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season while the Pioneers (0-8, 0-4) fell for the 11th straight time overall. The Pioneers were leading 27-17 entering the fourth quarter but Reed finished off an 11-play drive with a one-yard sneak with 7:23 left in the game. The extra point was unsuccessful, meaning Glenn couldn’t settle for a potential tying field goal. Both teams then punted and with 4:01 remaining, the Pioneers got the ball at Glenn’s 35-yard line seeking a clinching score. But on the sixth play, the hosts turned the ball over for the third time in the game, second in the past 12 minutes. Artesia had one last chance after Bernard’s touchdown and had driven to the Glenn 40-yard line. But an incomplete pass, an intentional grounding infraction and a sack from senior defensive end Daniel Arevalo ended any chance for a dramatic rally. “We run an option offense, so every play there’s danger that the ball is going to go on the ground,” Veach said. “The safest play that we have is what we ran. It worked but we put the ball on the ground.”

Both teams entered the contest with anemic offenses and defenses, so it came as no surprise that something had to give, and it did when they combined for 38 first half points. Following a 27-yard field goal from Glenn senior Luis Buenrostro, the Pioneers stormed back and took their first lead of the season when sophomore quarterback Francisco Galan found senior Deveon Isreal for a 15-yard connection. Seven plays into the ensuing possession, Bernard put his team back in front with a 45-yard run. He would finish the game with 202 yards on 10 carries, the majority coming in the second half. The back and forth battle swung back in Artesia’s favor when it chewed up almost eight minutes and concluded a 14play, 55-yard drive when Galan scored from a yard out. Then 14 seconds later, Artesia senior linebacker Troy Sexton sacked junior quarterback Anthony Escobar, who fumbled and sophomore linebacker Brian Stewart recovered the ball in the end zone to give Artesia a 21-10 lead. “It’s very frustrating because it didn’t allow us to control the game,” Niemann said of the fumble. “It’s mistakes that we made. It wasn’t them coming up and playing real tough football. It’s our mistakes that they capitalized on and that’s the frustrating part.” But the Eagles rebounded quickly when Escobar found Bernard for a 55yard strike down the right sideline with 14.6 seconds left in the half. By the intermission, the Eagles, who had entered the game with 60 points in the previous eight games, had piled up 200 yards of offense. But Artesia had already set a season-high in points in just 24 minutes. “In the first half, we basically did what we planned to do,” Veach said. “We moved the ball. Our game plan was to keep [Bernard] from beating us. We doubled him the entire game no matter where he was on the field. We said let someone else beat us but he had three touchdowns.” Artesia increased its lead to10 midway through the third quarter when Galan threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Darius Pyle. Of the 12 touchdowns Artesia has scored this season, five have come through the air from Galan, plus another two on the ground. Sensing that the game might be slipping away, Niemann made some drastic changes in the final 18 minutes which paid off in the end. “That’s when I realized some of our playmakers weren’t doing exactly what we were asking for,” Niemann said of Artesia’s final touchdown. “We pulled a lot of the seniors out of there and played a lot of sophomores. They came up strong. I’m so proud of those kids. It’s simply incredible.” Reed added 63 yards on 15 carries while Escobar was five of 10 for 97 yards. Senior linebacker Christian Banuelos led the Eagles with eight and a half tackles

while sophomore defensive back Matthew Viera pitched in with five tackles. Glenn will have tonight off before hosting Cerritos on Nov. 12 on homecoming night. “I think we got a little bit of respectability,” Niemann said. “I think the kids feel a little bit more proud and hopefully this is a turning point. This is where things begin to grow.” Galan completed 14 of 24 passes for 187 yards. On defense, senior linebacker Sean Valenzuela and senior lineman Charles Moe each had five and a half tackles while Stewart added four and a half tackles. The Pioneers will visit Mayfair tonight before hosting Norwalk on Nov. 12 to conclude the season.

Artesia’s long playoff drought finally ends By Loren Kopff Over a decade’s worth of frustration, embarrassment and ridicule will finally come to an end next week for the Artesia girls volleyball program. Known for its constant futility that has produced three winless campaigns since 1999 and half a dozen double digit loss seasons in the Suburban League since 1998, this season’s squad will be going to the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section playoffs for the first time since 1996. The Pioneers will host Bellflower today in the regular season finale and have already clinched fourth place in the league. Entering today’s match, the Pioneers are 9-13 overall and 5-6 in the circuit. It will be the best league mark since going 5-7 in 2006. A win today will put the Pioneers at 6-6 for the first time since 2001. That was good enough for fourth place but at that time, only the top three teams earned automatic berths to the playoffs. It wasn’t even that much of a surprise that the 2010 squad would be advancing to the postseason in head coach Micah Burpo’s third season at the helm. He sort of predicted that it would happen this season. “When you first come on and there’s not a lot of thought, or expectations from anybody…I wanted there to be,” Burpo said. “I remember telling these girls [in 2008] it’s not going to happen now and it’s not going to happen next year. It will happen in your senior year. People will start to notice you and notice Artesia volleyball.” In all honesty, the Pioneers have had two good chances to advance to the playoffs in the past four seasons. In 2006 with Reggie Malauulu coaching his last season at Artesia, his squad jumped out to a 5-3 league record with four matches to [See ARTESIA Page 12]

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Continued from page 11 go. But the team lost its final four matches, one of which came against a team it had defeated in the first round. As a result, Artesia finished 6-9 overall, 5-7 in league and tied for fifth place. Then last season, Artesia had all of the components to get to the promise land with players such as juniors Ashley Crawford, Brigith Geronimo, Lise Jacques and Amalla Okaro, among others. Jacques, who was slated to be an outside hitter, didn’t play all season long and Okaro, an up and coming middle blocker who was second on the team with 241 kills, was to complement Crawford this season. As a result, the Pioneers finished 3-12 overall. Had Jacques and Okaro been with the team this season, Artesia would have seriously challenged Cerritos for a potential league title. In fact, Artesia has finished tied for fifth place five times since 2002 but could never get over the hump. “If we had Amalla [Okaro] and Lise [Jacques], yes, it would be an Artesia High School dream season,” Burpo said. “Across the board, I’ve had the best teams in the country. So, I’ve seen that level of play. But we’ve definitely gotten every ounce, every drop of good that we could out of the team we have. There’s no more we could squeeze out of them. They are giving their absolute best that each one has of their particular ability.” Burpo, who is also the owner and director of the So Cal Elite club volleyball program, remembers when he first took the job at Artesia. He recalls teachers would question if there was even a team. He had only four volleyballs to work with, all of them being flat, and there were broken wheels on the cart. He said he felt challenged but was in the early stages of developing a pair of franchise players in then sophomores Crawford and Geronimo. Crawford, who had just moved to Artesia from San Diego, had played little volleyball, if that. Now, at 5’ 10”, she is one of the better middle blockers in the area. Geronimo, who played on the junior varsity team her freshman year, was a defensive specialist half of her sophomore year, a setter last season and now an opposite hitter who has probably the best left arm in the league. Together, they have combined for 76 percent of the teams’ kills. Crawford entered the final week of the regular season with 396 kills, 357 digs and 92 blocks, all tops on the team. “A lot of people don’t even know that an Artesia High School volleyball program even exists, let alone have a player like Ashley Crawford at the school,” Burpo said. “In truthfulness, she belongs at a Los Alamitos or Lakewood High School. That’s her caliber of play.” “I really didn’t think anything of it,” Crawford said of her initial Artesia experience. “Since I never really played volleyball, I thought I would just play it for good. I didn’t think it was bad.” The 5’3” Geronimo is second on the

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team with 148 kills, third with 303 digs and leads the team with 50 aces. Her path to success has been a little different since she has had to play different positions in all three seasons as a varsity member. Last season, Holly Holtzer was just a freshman and was learning to be a setter but had to watch and learn from Geronimo. Because of that, she couldn’t really showcase her arm’s strength for a 5’ 3” player who can even slam down kills from just inside the back line. “She never really had the opportunities because Holly was not ready yet to be a setter,” Burpo said. “Holly is a huge part of Brigith’s success. Holly has done a phenomenal job of stepping up and doing a really good job of delivering the ball to primarily those two players-Ashley and Brigith. It’s allowing her to shine. “She has a great arm swing from the front row or the back row,” he continued. “She can play defense and she passes. It’s always been there because when she’s playing in club, she’s been banging and attacking out of the back row. She’s an all-around great player and she just dreams she’s a 6’ 2” player.” “I think it’s because of the coaching,” Geronimo said. “Micah is a really great coach and I think without him, I wouldn’t be as good as I am.” But it just doesn’t stop with Crawford, Geronimo or Holtzer. The team has received solid play from its only junior, Marina Ramos, sophomore outside hitter Kim Lee and freshman middle blocker Kyla Kelly as well as freshmen opposite hitters Daisy Briseno and Faith Devera. Kelly has held down the front row whenever Crawford is in the back row. Brian Kamper was the coach of Artesia’s last playoff team which defeated Whittier in the Division II-A first round before losing to St. Lucy’s in the second round. He coached at Artesia for 20 years and retired from the school a year and a half ago. “I remember the [1996] team well because we weren’t expected to do much,” Kamper said. “We were not particularly tall but we played the most amazing defense. A couple of the kids went on to play college volleyball. It was a fun team to coach. They were just so scrappy. “[Whittier was] expected to win and I remember the Whittier coach asking me, ‘how did you guys play the best defense I’ve encountered all year long’,” Kamper recalled. Kamper guided the Pioneers to three league championships and advanced to the playoffs four times in the 1990s. Although he says he doesn’t know that much about this season’s team, he can relate to what it’s like to begin a program like Burpo did in 2008. Before Burpo arrived at Artesia, the program had gone through four coaches since Kamper left the coaching position and Artesia had a combined 25-95 league record. “Once you develop a program, especially being a staff member, it makes it a lot easier to get athletes to come out,” Kamper said. “You see a 5’ 10” girl in your P.E. class

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and you say, ‘wow, how come you’re not playing volleyball’? That’s the big advantage of being an on-campus coach. After I left, it was pretty much walk-on coaches for the most part.” The Pioneers began the season in a very unfamiliar position-the prestigious Gahr/ Molten Volleyball tournament where they lost all five matches and won just one out of 16 sets. But the experience of playing Los Alamitos, Mayfield, Millikan, Sonora and Torrance made the team stronger by the time the league season began. Artesia was 4-7 entering the league slate and immediately took the first set against La Mirada on Sept. 29. “In the beginning, I didn’t feel like this team was going to [win],” Crawford said. “We participated in the Gahr Tournament which helped us a lot. It gave us a challenge. But we’ve come a long way.” The turning point of the season came when the Pioneers took a four-set match from Bellflower on the road. Many thought that the fourth place team and final automatic playoff spot would be the winner of the Artesia-Bellflower matches. But the icing on the cake came on Oct. 27 when Glenn upset Bellflower, forcing the Buccaneers to win their final three matches of the season. Now, today’s Artesia-Bellflower match won’t be as significant since the Pioneers have already clinched fourth place. “The coaches definitely take us more seriously,” Burpo said. “I think they’re seeing a constant every year, getting better and better and better, which puts doubt in their minds. The parents from other schools are really noticing it. I get a lot of responses from parents [of other schools], even our parents as well.” “Being the athletic director there for a very long time, volleyball has always been my number one sport,” Kamper said. “Even though I don’t know any of the girls on this team, it’s just nice to see them back in the playoffs.” Even if the Pioneers go one and done in the playoffs, they hope to be a serious playoff contender in the next few years as the majority of the team will still have two to three more years. “I want them to have the ability to give 100 percent, 100 percent of the time,” Burpo said. “They can have the ability to have the satisfaction of knowing that they gave 100 percent. That’s all I can ask of them. As a team, my expectation is to set a legacy of going to playoffs and this is the start. It’s a special thing for them.” “It’s really special because Ashley and I have been talking about going to the playoffs in our senior year,” Geronimo said. “Now it’s happening and we’re really excited. We have to talk to everybody on varsity and tell them to focus. “Working with [Crawford] is really great,” Geronimo continued. “I love it. I’m so happy she stayed here because if she was going to leave, I think I would have left. Without her, we wouldn’t go to the playoffs.”

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ECLECTIC DIALECTIC TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the Vintage at Cerritos, 11000 Falcon Way, Cerritos,. Ron Jung 924-1808. GOLDEN SANDS CHORUS An award-winning Sweet Adeline Chorus. Women of all ages and experience levels welcome. Rehearsals Wednesdays 7 p.m., Lakewood Masonic Center, 5918 Parkcrest St., Long Beach. (562) 630-8445 GOOD SAM Camp outings 2nd weekend each month. Howard Remsen 714-521-1076. JOURNEYS Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Pathways office, 3300 South Street #206, Long Beach Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Lakewood Regional Medical Center, 3700 South Street Classroom A, Lakewood Call Cindy Skovgard at 562-531-3031 MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) A program for mothers with children under the age of five, meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 9 to 11:15 a.m. at New Life Community Church, 18800 Norwalk Blvd., Artesia. CERRITOS AGLOW LIGHTHOUSE, “A Network of Caring Christian Women” Hometown Buffet in Cerritos 11471 E South St. Call Charyl, 562-865-5311. SELF HELP FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED Long Beach/ Lakewood Chapter, second Thursday of each month at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue in Lakewood at 6:30 p.m. free. 429-7099 CALIFORNIA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSN (CRTA) Meets at 12p.m. the third Friday of alternative months at the Ebell Club, Third and Cerritos, Long Beach. 925-1938. IRONWOOD WOMEN’S GOLF CLUB 16449 Piuma Avenue • Cerritos, Ca 990703 • Jean Brunelli, President (562) 926-5017 • Tuesdays, 7:30 am

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4th Thursday Board Meetings 7:00 p.m. Bruce's Restaurant 12623 Imperial Hwy. American Legion Post #359 11986 Front Street, Norwalk, CA 90650 562-864-9021 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. Legion Hall American Legion Post #359 11986 Front St. Drawing, Cake Walk, and Karaoke Every Saturday evening in Post Hole Club Drawing is at 8:00 p.m. RECURRING EVENTS: STEAK LUNCH Every Wednesday 11:30am - 2:30pm KARAOKE Every Saturday 7:30pm POST MEETINGS 3rd Thursday of each month 7:30pm AUXILIARY MEETINGS 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:30pm Rotary Club of Norwalk P.O. Box 1243, Norwalk, CA Meets Mondays, Noon Norwalk Marriot Hotel Knights of Columbus Council #3678 Tom Sandoval, Grand Knight 12138 Front Street (714) 952-4724 • Norwalk Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7138 12186 Front Street (mail) Norwalk, CA 90651 (562) 864-9246 Elks Lodge-BPOE #2142 13418 Clarkdale Ave. Norwalk CA 90650 (562) 868-6603 Jim Duckett, Exhaulted Ruler (562) 868-1924 Thursdays 7:30 p.m. at Elks Lodge Rotary Club of Norwalk P.O. Box 1243, Norwalk, Sara Karsgens, President Mondays, noon, Norwalk Marriott Hotel (562) 921-0033 for info. Norwalk Woman's Club Place: Masonic Lodge 12345 Rosecrans Ave. Time: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Norwalk Community Coordinating Council William Clark, President Helen Brown, Vice President Meets 4th Wed. during the school year. P.O. Box 521 Norwalk (562) 921-4218 www.nccconline.us 1:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Changes every 2 years in May - June - August. City Council Meeting 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers 12700 Norwalk Blvd.

Norwalk Redevelopment Agency 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 5:00 p.m., U.S. Constitution Room/#4, Norwalk City Hall. 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Norwalk Housing Authority 3rd Tuesday of each month 5:45 p.m. Council Chambers, Norwalk City Hall. 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Planning Commission 2nd and 4th Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, Norwalk City Hall. 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Southland Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines Norwalk Masonic Center 12345 E. Rosecrans Tuesdays at 7 PM

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14 COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • NOVEMBER 5, 2010

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CITY OF CERRITOS STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO BIDDERS OF THE REHABILITATION OF WATER WELL C-1 AT 12701 ARTESIA BOULEVARD IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS BID NO. 1104-11 Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the City Clerk of the CITY OF CERRITOS, First Floor, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street, Cerritos, California 90703 until 11:00 a.m. on NOVEMBER 30, 2010 for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment for REHABILITATION OF WATER WELL C-1 AT 12701 ARTESIA BOULEVARD IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, BID NO. 1104-11. Bids will be publicly opened at the Cerritos City Hall at 11:00 a.m. on the above date. Bids must be made on the form provided for this purpose, addressed to the City Clerk, City of Cerritos, First Floor, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield Avenue at 183rd Street, Cerritos, California 90703, marked REHABILITATION OF WATER WELL C-1 AT 12701 ARTESIA BOULEVARD IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, BID NO. 1104-11. Bids are required on the entire work including all appurtenances thereto as more particularly shown on the Plans and Specifications. All work must be completed within 60 CALENDAR DAYS after the date of the Notice to Proceed. On November 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the City of Cerritos City Hall, Public Works Conference Room, a MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING will take place. All interested parties are required to attend the meeting, followed by a site visit to the Water Well C-1 after the meeting. A set of Contract Documents, including the Plans and Specifications, may be purchased at the Engineering Division of the City of Cerritos for $25.00 ($30.00 if mailing is requested). There will be no refund for return of the Contract Documents. Return of such documents is not required. No bid will be received unless it is made on the official Proposal forms in the Contract Documents (green sheets) that include the Bid Sheet/Non-Collusion Affidavit. Failure to properly execute the Bid Sheet/Non-Collusion Affidavit will render the bid non-responsive and the bid will not be accepted. The bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check, or bidder's bond made payable to the City of Cerritos for an amount equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid. This guarantee will be forfeited should the lowest responsible bidder to whom the contract is awarded fail to enter into the contract. If the City of Cerritos subsequently awards a contract to the next lowest responsible bidder, the amount of the lowest responsible bidder's guarantee shall be applied to the difference between the lowest responsible bidder’s bid and the next lowest responsible bidder’s bid and the surplus, if any, shall be returned to the lowest responsible bidder. All bids are to be compared on the basis of the estimate of the quantities of work to be done. No bid will be accepted from a contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California. The contractor must possess a license of the following classification at the time the contract is awarded (and must maintain these license classifications through completion of the project): “A” and “C57” are required. The bidder's attention is also directed to Section 7028.15 of the Business and Professions Code. The bidder awarded the contract shall indemnify, defend and hold the City, its officials, officers, employees, agents and volunteers harmless from any and all losses and damages arising out of any act or omission of it in performance of this contract. Before a contract is entered into with the successful bidder, the bidder shall present evidence in writing to the City of Cerritos that he or she has current public liability and property damage insurance from a responsible insurance company authorized to do business in California that is acceptable to the City of Cerritos of at least the following amounts: Bodily injury and property damage - Combined single limits in the amount of $1,000,000.00.

TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211

If the contractor elects to receive interest on any moneys withheld in retention by the City of Cerritos, then the subcontractor shall receive the identical rate of interest received by the contractor on any retention moneys withheld from the subcontractor by the contractor, less any actual prorata costs associated with administering and calculating that interest. In the event that the interest rate is a fluctuating rate, the rate for the subcontractor shall be determined by calculating the interest rate paid during the time that retentions were withheld from the subcontractor. If the contractor elects to substitute securities in lieu of retention, then, by mutual consent of the contractor and subcontractor, the subcontractor may substitute securities in exchange for the release of moneys held in retention by the contractor. The contractor shall pay each subcontractor, not later than seven days after receipt of escrow moneys, the amount owed to each subcontractor from the moneys plus the respective amount of interest earned, net of costs attributed to the retention held from each subcontractor, on the amount of retention withheld to insure performance of the subcontractor. Requests for substitution of retentions or payment of retentions earned to an escrow agent must be made in writing and delivered to the City Engineer prior to the issuance of a notice to proceed and are subject to the approval of the City of Cerritos. The amount of retention shall remain at ten percent (10%) for the entire duration of the contract and reduction in retention percentage will not be allowed. Section 7107 of the Public Contract Code shall govern payment of the retention. The City of Cerritos reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or portions of any and all bids, or waive any informality or irregularity in a bid to the extent allowed by law. Bids are required for the entire work described herein. By order of the City of Cerritos. Dated/Posted/Published: November 5, 2010 Published at Los Ceritos Community Newspaper 11/5/10

CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a Joint Meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following item: 1.

City of Artesia, 18747 Clarkdale Ave, Artesia CA 90701 The Artesia General Plan Update is a comprehensive update of the 1993 General Plan. The Artesia General Plan is a policy document designed to guide the City in achieving its com munity development and economic goals. The work program includes a comprehensive update of the General Plan baseline data, goals and policies. The General Plan describes Artesia’s goals and policies regarding land use, community design, mobility, infrastructure and community facilities, conservation/sustainability, open space/recreation, safety, noise and economic development. An implementation program identifies specific implementation actions for the goals and policies.

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 Council at, or prior to, the public hearing.

NOTE: The insurance policy must include a special endorsement to policy that provides:

All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matter listed above.

1. The City, its officers, officials, employees, agents and volunteers are included as additional insured but only insofar as operations under the contract are concerned. 2. The insurer shall not cancel or reduce the insured's coverage without first providing thirty days advance written notice to the City of Cerritos. 3. The City of Cerritos will not be responsible for premiums or assessments on the policy.

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia (562) 865-6262. PUBLISHED: November 5, 2010 Gloria Considine, City Clerk

The Insurer shall furnish the City of Cerritos a certified copy of the policy within five (5) days of the City requesting a copy. The successful bidder shall maintain during the life of the contract the above specified insurance with the above-referenced special endorsement. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1776, et al. of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Director of Industrial Relations for the State of California has determined the general prevailing rate of wages and employer payments for health and welfare, vacations, pensions and similar purposes applicable to the work to be done. These rates shall be the minimum rates for this project. Rates are available on the Internet at http://www.dir.ca.gov/ DLSR/PWD. In addition, the information can be obtained by calling the Division of Labor Statistics and Research’s Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4774, or by faxing the Prevailing Wage Unit at (415) 703-4771, or by writing to: California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, Prevailing Wage Unit, P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA, 94142.

Published at Los Ceritos Community Newspaper 11/5/10

CITY OF NORWALK NOTICE OF ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Norwalk on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, for the following officers:

Three Members of the City Council

Full term of four years

Pursuant to Section 1735 of the California Labor Code, the bidder shall not discriminate in the employment of persons for the work as described in these Contract Documents because of race, religious creed, color, nation of origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or sex of such persons. If the bidder is found to be in violation of this Section on this work, the bidder shall be subject to all penalties imposed in Part 7, Chapter 1 of the California Labor Code.

If no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by §10229, Elections Code of the State of California.

The successful bidder will be required to comply with all requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 ("Act"). The successful bidder agrees to defend, indemnify and hold the City of Cerritos harmless from any penalties imposed as a result of non-compliance with the Act.

Dated this 5th day of November 2010

By submitting a bid, the bidder offers and agrees that if the bid is accepted, it will assign to the City of Cerritos all rights, titles, and interest in and to all causes of action it may have under §4 of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. §15) or under the Cartwright Act (Chapter 2 commencing with §16700) of Part 2 of Division 7 of the Business and Professions Code, arising from purchases of goods, materials or services by the bidder for sale to the City of Cerritos pursuant to the bid. Such assignment shall be made and become effective at the time the City of Cerritos tenders final payment to the bidder. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a labor and material payment bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price, a faithful performance bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price and a warranty bond in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the contract price. The bidder is required to give written notice of the bonding requirements of subcontractors to potential and actual subcontractors and the bidder's attention is directed to Section 4108 of the California Public Contract Code. Any subcontractor bonds shall be secured from a surety company satisfactory to the City of Cerritos.

The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

/S/ Theresa Devoy, City Clerk Published at Los Ceritos Community Newspaper 11/5/10

20101490798 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as – Sports Venue Paddding, 16444 Manning Way, Cerritos, Ca 90703. The following business is conducted as a corporation. The

As a substitute for retention of ten percent (10%) from each progress payment to the contractor, the contractor may, on his or her request and at his or her expense, deposit securities approved as eligible for deposit and in an amount equivalent to the amount retained by the City of Cerritos, with a state or federally-chartered bank in California as the escrow agent (“escrow agent”) or the City of Cerritos. Securities eligible for deposit shall be bank or savings and loan certificates of deposit, or such securities as are set forth in Government Code Section 16430 and which are approved by the City of Cerritos.

registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Troy Robinson The statement was filed with the County

Upon the deposit of such securities, the City of Cerritos shall pay the retained sum to the contractor and, upon satisfactory completion of all work required to be performed, shall return the deposited securities to the contractor. Alternatively, the contractor may request that the City of Cerritos make payment of retentions earned directly to the escrow agent established by the contractor, at his or her expense as provided under Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code. At the expense of the contractor, the contractor may direct the investment of the payments into securities and the contractor shall receive the interest earned on the investment upon the same terms provided for in Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code for securities deposited by the contractor. Upon satisfactory completion of the contract, the contractor shall receive from the escrow agent all securities, interest, and payments received by the escrow agent from the City of Cerritos pursuant to Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code.

Clerk of Los Angeles on 10/19/2010 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.

Any contractor who elects to receive interest on moneys withheld in retention by the City of Cerritos shall, at the request of any subcontractor performing more than five percent of the contractor’s total bid, make that option available to the subcontractor regarding any moneys withheld in retention by the contractor from the subcontractor.

Name ESTHER I PARR GEORGE BOJORQUEZ PAUL M SANTOS MATTHEW ELLISTON ELIAS ILLESCAS JACKIE SKILES ANTHONY SALGADO RAYETTA MCNEESE NENETTE STEGNAR MARIA BAXTER RUTH KEEHMER KEVIN MORGAN JAMES MORENO GILDA DES JARLAIS JAMELETTE RIVAS JAMAR DAVIS

Unit Number

A107

A192 A306 A317 B173 B225 B257 B464 B500 B517 B666 B748 B760 B804 B823 B824

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 10/29/10 and 11/5/10

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 an-

The contractor shall be the beneficial owner of any securities substituted for moneys withheld and shall receive any interest thereon.

NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY Notice is given that pursuant to sections 21700-21713 of the Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the Commercial Code, Section 535 of the Penal Code, that Norwalk Self Storage at 11564 E. Firestone Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 will sell by competitive bidding, on or after November 17th, 2010 @ 2pm, property belonging to those listed below. Auction is to be held at the above address. Property to be sold as follows: household goods, furniture, personal items, clothing, electronics, tools, auto parts and miscellaneous boxes, belonging to the following.

other under federal, state or common law (see section 14400et seq. Business and Profession Code). Published at LCCN on 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12/10

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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee's Sale No. CA-FCA-109021 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/18/2005. 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. On November 29, 2010, at 10:30 AM, AT WEST SIDE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BOULEVARD, in the City of NORWALK, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, ASSET FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by RUTH SORIAL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustors, recorded on 5/2/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1018486, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, 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. Property is being sold "as is - where is". TAX PARCEL NO. 7060-025-028/ 7060-025-030 THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS GUARANTEE IS SITUATED IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, CITY OF LAKEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE WEST 50 FEET OF THE SOUTH 215 FEET OF THE NORTH 245 FEET OF PARCEL 37, IN THE CITY OF LAJCEWOOD, AS PER MAP FILED IN BOOK 15 PAGE 43, RECORD OF SURVEYS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. ALSO KNOWN AS: PARCEL 1 OF PARCEL MAP NO. 61728, IN THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AS PER MAP FILED IN BOOK 339, PAGES 13 AND 14 OF PARCEL MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. SAID LAND IS CURRENTLY DESCRIBED AS: PARCEL 1: AN UNDIVIDED 2/4THS (TWO-FOURTHS) INTEREST IN AND TO PARCEL 1 OF PARCEL MAP NO. 61728, IN THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AS PER MAP FILED IN BOOK 339, PAGES 13 AND 14 OF PARCEL MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPTING THEREFROM UNITS 101, 102, 103 AND 104 AS SHOWN AND DEFINED ON THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINIUM PLAN ("CONDOMINIUM PLAN") RECORDED MAY 15, 2007, AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2007-1173680, OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. PARCEL 2: UNITS 102 AND 104, AS SHOWN AND DEFINED ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN. PARCEL 3: EXCLUSIVE USE COMMON AREA EASEMENTS AS SET FORTH IN THE "DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND RESERVATION OF EASEMENTS FOR 216TH STREET HOMES - PARCEL MAP NO. 61728" ("DECLARATION") RECORDED MAY 25, 2007 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2007-1276165 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND AS SHOWN ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN. PARCEL 4: NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS FOR ENJOYMENT, INGRESS, EGRESS, PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY AND GENERAL RECREATION PURPOSES OVER AND UPON THE COMMON AREA (EXCEPT EXCLUSIVE USE COMMON AREAS) AS SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION. From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 11540 E. 216th ST 2 UNIT 102, LAKEWOOD CA 90715, 11542 E. 216TH ST 2 UNIT 104, LAKEWOOD CA 90715 THE BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT, IN ITS DISCRETION, TO EXERCISE ITS RIGHTS AND REMEDIES IN ANY MANNER PERMITTED UNDER SECTION 9604(1) OF THE CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL CODE, OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE SECTION, AS TO ALL OR SOME OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY, FIXTURES AND OTHER GENERAL TANGIBLES AND INTANGIBLES MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN THE DEED OF TRUST. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee's Sale is $523,566.78. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SALE INFORMATION LINE: 714-730-2727 or www. fidelityasap.com Dated: 10/22/10 ASSET FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE By: Evelyn Sanchez, Foreclosure Assistant ASAP# 3787207 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010, 11/19/2010

20101411748 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as – NAN Carolines Global Alliance, 11480 South St Ste 203, Cerritos, Ca 90703. The following business is conducted as a sole proprietorship. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Rey M.Manlapaz The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 10/4/2010 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 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29/10

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100177900724 Title Order No.: 100432385 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/31/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2407405 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: LAWRENCE J GARCIA AND LAURIE N GARCIA, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 11/18/2010 TIME OF SALE: 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. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 19115 BENFIELD AVE, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 APN#: 7049-012-031 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $759,152.51. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 10/27/2010 ASAP# 3773037 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA10-375228-CL Order # 100443046-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GWENDOLYN BUTTON , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, AS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 4/30/2007 as Instrument No. 20071034068 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 11/19/2010 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: $691,041.71 The purported property address is: 19422 JACOB AVE CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7054-021-044 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Aurora Loan Services LLC 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has 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: 10/27/2010 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# 3761513 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010

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La Palma/Cerritos AAUW members prepared silent auction baskets Members of the Local Scholarship Committee of the La Palma/Cerritos Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) recently prepared beautiful baskets for the Silent Auction that will take place during their Fashion Show and Luncheon that will be held on November 20, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the El Dorado Park Restaurant and Event Center in Long Beach. The baskets contain a variety of gifts such as games and books for children, food items, jewelry, skin care products, tickets to a U.C. L.A. basketball game, tickets to La Mirada Theatre, gift certificates to a number of restaurants, and other surprise gift certificates. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Scholarships for women who will be graduating from Cerritos College in the Spring of 2011 and plan to further their education at a four-year college or university. For tickets and reservations for the Fashion Show and Luncheon, contact Barbara Dunstan at 562-404-4760 by November 10, 2010.

Pictured, left to right, are Silent Auction basket decorators for the La Palma/Cerritos AAUW Fashion Show, Luncheon scheduled for November 20, 2010. Decorators included Local Scholarship Committee members Dinah Grimaldi, Esther Aronson, Mary Ann Quinn, Judy Figal, Gail Wendland, Faith Herschler, and Silent Auction Chairperson Francine DeFrance. Not pictured are Local Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs Nancy Kawamura and Diane Merrick, who also helped to prepare the baskets. (Photo by Nancy Kawamura)

Ironwood Nine Woman’s Golf Club holds annual Halloween Party

Cathy Woodfin was winner for the scariest costume (l-r) and Denise Vest for the funniest costume at the Cerritos Ironwood Women’s Golf Club’s annual Halloween Party held Oct. 26. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE APN: 7012-008-034 Trustee Sale No. 128608110LOAN NO: XXXXXX0107 TRA:001986 REF: MAESTAS, JAMES UNINS Property Address: 16931 SIERRA VISTA WAY, CERRITOS CA 90703 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 26, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On November 18, 2010, at 10:30am, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 07, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 1249312, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: JAMES MAESTAS AND ALINE MAESTAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK 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: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BLVD. NORWALK CALIFORNIA 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 described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16931 SIERRA VISTA WAY 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $340,643.32. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in Civil Code 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. CALIFORNIA DECLARATION I, John Kennerty, of America's Servicing Company ("Mortgage Loan Servicer"), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: 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. AND/OR 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. Dated and Place 07/03/2009 FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)730-2727 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 25, 2010 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: Authorized Signature S/Authorized ASAP# 3757512 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010

The annual Halloween Party for Cerritos Ironwood Women’s Golf Club was held Oct. 26 at Leisure World in Long Beach with Shirley Friedman serving as Chairperson. Liz Goldbach, Pat Hunter, Gil Garland, JoAnne Johnson, Philis King, and Penny Cranston assisted her. Approximately 35 members attended. Winner for the Scariest costume was Cathy Woodfin, the club’s newest members. Winner for the funniest costume was Denise Vest. Winners of the golf tournament of the day were Eileen Gregg, first place; Ingrid Childs, second place; and Angie Gonzales, third place. Puongpayom Yasmuth won a free round of gold in the Pumpkin Toss. The club plays every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. For more information call Chisato Kuramoto at (714) 229-0207 or Ruby Lee at (562) 431-7569

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TSG No.: 4162018 TS No.: 20099070812329 FHA/ VA/PMI No.: APN: 7005-016-022 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11/18/2010 at 01:00 P.M., First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 01/23/2006, as Instrument No.06 0153716, in book ,page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. Executed by: AGUSTIN GUZMAN and AURORA GUZMAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 WEST MISSION BLVD., POMONA, 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 and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 7005-016-022 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 13603 RANCHILL DRIVE , 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 encum-brances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $599,829.46. 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. Date: 10/21/2010 First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 -- FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-277-4845 First Ameri-can Trustee Servicing Solutions MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision(s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. FEI # 1018.06909 10/29, 11/05, 11/12/2010

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CARMEN LOUISE GRAHAM Case No. BP125125

To all heirs, beneficiaries,

creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CARMEN LOUISE GRAHAM

A PETITION FOR PROBATE

has been filed by Tim L. Oliver in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES.

THE PETITION FOR

PROBATE requests that Tim L. Oliver be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests

authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition

will be held on Nov. 16, 2010 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 5 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

IF YOU OBJECT to the

granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file writ-ten objections with the court before the hearing. Your appear-ance may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR

or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the

file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: CHRISTINE P SNAPP ESQ SBN 228378 MICHELYN R MILLER ESQ SBN 210355 PATTERSON HANNA & ASSOCIATES LLP 1400 BREA BLVD FULLERTON CA 92835

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-10-373068-RM Order # 100415861-CABFO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/24/2003. 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): CHONG SOOK BAEK , A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 3/11/2003 as Instrument No. 03 0687554 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 11/18/2010 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: $157,599.64 The purported property address is: 16709 CHAPARRAL AVE CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7012-005054 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 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. 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: 10/25/2010 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# FNMA3758245 10/29/2010, 11/05/2010, 11/12/2010


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