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Norwalk Sculpture Commemorates 1957 Incorporation By Andrew Perry Norwalk Mayor Cheri Kelley is encouraging residents to visit a new statue and plaque located on Funston and Rosecrans. There is an existing plaque at the location dedicated to Nell Donavan, the editor of one of th oldest newspapers in the nation; the Norwalk Call. The new sculpture features a 1950s era newsboy with a newspaper headline

announcing Norwalk’s incorporation in 1957. “We wanted to have this statue unveiled during our 50th An-

niversary, but we were unfortunately unable to do that,” said Kelley. Donavan was prominent in the community for supporting youth, veterans, and senior citizens. She became the publisher of the Norwalk Call, following her husband Charles. The sculpture was done by Eric Thorsen Art Studio. Funding for the project came from the Art in Public Places Fund, which does not affect the City’s General Fund. The estimated cost was about $60,000, according to a staff report dated Jan. 6, 2009. An additional cost of $25,000 was for lighting, landscaping, and irrigation.

Local Students Recognized for Academic Potential By Larry Caballero

Club (CKWC) have been recognizing these students for the last It is not surprising to recogfive years at their annual awards nize seniors banquets. who have This done well year, the academiFifth Annual cally, but Friendly what about Scholarthose who ship Awards have shown Banquet was academic held Dec. 7 potential and at Cerritos have given Park East back to their to honor school and Parents Ron and Sharon Brown are proud and award community? of their son Raymond Brown who is an 19 students The Cerand one award recipient. ritos Korean outstanding American Association (CKAA) teacher for their volunteer work and Cerritos Korean Women’s See AWARDS Page 14

Hawaiian Gardens to Build New Veterans Center at City Library

The Preferred Concept Plan for the design of a Veterans Memorial Plaza was discussed at Dec. 8 Hawaiian Gardens City Council meeting.

Residents say goodbye to councilmembers Heckerman and Schultze, welcome Bruce and Rodriguez. By Larry Caballero When many Hawaiian Gardens residents attended the Dec. 8 city council meeting to say goodbye to outgoing members John Heckerman and Betty Schultze, other residents were present to welcome newly elected members Barry Bruce and Reynaldo Rodriguez.

Heckerman acknowledged that it was a night of change, and Mayor Pro-Tem Victor Farfan thanked Heckerman “for guiding me and encouraging me to get involved in the city.” Heckerman was a long-time resident who served eight years on the council when the city was going through transition. Mayor Mike Gomez also thanked Heckerman and Betty Schultze who came on council in 1998 “when the city needed change. The city was bankrupt, and employees were being laid off, but she worked for the betterment of the

city. She was responsible for initiating many programs, building a reserve fund and the opening of the library and safety center.” Bruce thanked all of his friends and residents “who were amazingly supportive. It is an honor and privilege to serve, and it was time for changes on council.” The 27-year resident reminded his supporters that “you are also participants—this is your city.” Rodriguez said, “This is the first time I’ve seen this community come together. My doors will

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La Palma Traffic Safety Issues Discussed at Special Joint Meeting By Larry Caballero A recommendation that the La Palma City Council and the Traffic Safety Committee conduct an open discussion on traffic calming issues and provide direction on the establishment of a Neighborhood Traffic Management Program was on the Nov. 10 agenda at a Special Joint Meeting where La Palma Police Chief Ed Ethell and Public Works Director Jeff Moneda showed a PowerPoint presenta-

tion during the Traffic Calming Study Session. The goal of Traffic Calming is to slow traffic, and in some cases, discourage drivers from using certain roads at certain times. The presentation included the following: •Overview of residential speeding. •Update of Project Safe Streets •Discussion of Traffic Calming issues, concerns, and

measures. •Overview of Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan. •Answering questions and receiving public input. •Receive Council direction for further actions. In Oct. 2005, Council conducted a Traffic Calming Study session and gave direction to staff to: •Apply concentrated traffic enforcement measures. •Make recommendations for

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Cerritos College President Linda Lacy gives oath of office to Board members Bob Hughlett, Bob Epple and Shin Liu.

The Artesia Cerritos Woman's Club and City Councilman Jim Edwards. Nixon Senior Citizen Center here in Cerritos. Community members attended the City’s annual Holiday Boutique that attracted dozens of local artisans, crafters, and eager shoppers. The boutique has been a very popular community tradition and featured hand-crafted gifts, holiday decorations, entertainment, refreshments for sale and crafts. Some of the most unusual items for sale were ceramic pots that had faces etched in them from Al and Pat’s Designs

cones in an assortment of vibrant colors, along with quilts, bags, scarves and holiday dolls. The Kolostian Family of Cerritos (Richard, Pat, and their children Peter and Ava) were selling beautiful hand crafted jewelry items. Also doing great business was the Artesia Cerritos Woman’s Club, including member Mabel Low who made hand crafted gold “macaroni angels.” Carolers donned in vintage holiday attire also entertained would-be shoppers with Christmas carols and holiday cheer.

Board officers for the coming year will be President Bob Hughlett, Vice-President Tom Jackson, and Secretary Bob Arthur. By Larry Caballero At its Dec. 9 Board of Trustees meeting, outgoing member Carmen Avalos was recognized for her years of service before the installation of re-elected board members Bob Epple and Bob Hughlett and newly elected member Shin Liu. Cerritos College President Linda Lacy

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OPINIONS AND LETTERS Proposed Steve Luther Elementary School Closure The Cypress School Board will make a final decision on January 12. Dear Honorable Members of the Board of Trustees: In spite of all the emotional appeals, it really is NOT the teachers, staff, students, or parents who are unique to any of these schools; people are mobile and will go wherever the schools are. Clearly all four schools have dedicated teachers and staff, as well as students and parents who will be upset if their school is chosen for closure. The key issue to consider as you make this very important decision is: What about a particular school’s LOCATION makes it either a good candidate for closure or a school that should stay open? In the case of Steve Luther, its location is a critical asset for the Cypress School District: 1. Steve Luther brings in inter-district transfers from the ABC School District because of its location. 2. Steve Luther brings in significant supplemental income for the District from the City of La Palma because of its location.

tee rejected a Senate education bill favored by charter school organizations while approving rival (Race to the Top)Assembly legislation backed by teachers unions. Both aimed to qualify California for up to $700 million in Race to the Top money.

3. Steve Luther has an attendance area that does not significantly overlap any other schools' attendance areas and serves a population otherwise not properly served by the District because of its location. 4. Steve Luther’s population includes many La Palma residents who will leave the District if their “home” school becomes Clara King; they can afford private schools and may also wield sufficient local political pressure to open up transfers to Los Coyotes; this unique exodus from the District due to Luther’s closure is because of its location. None of the other three schools being considered for closure has this irreplaceable set of contributions to the District that exist solely because of its physical location. Do not make the mistake of closing your greatest asset. Jane Freij Cypress

By Assemblymember Tony Mendoza President Kennedy once said, “A child miseducated is a child lost.” I believe that we all can agree with that statement. As a former elementary school teacher, I am well aware of the efforts taken by educators and administrators to teach students, even when faced with overcrowding, lack of funding and shrinking parental involvement. The current debate over the federal program, known as Race To The Top, is up for vote by the state legislature next week. The program would allocate a one-time grant of between $300 to $700 million dollars in exchange for a proposal by California to redevelop its education system’s infrastructure. There is no guarantee, however, our state will receive a dime and will be forced to redesign its public education system with no new money and with untested models. The problem with the Race To The Top program is in its measurements and

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guidelines that fail to consider a myriad of social, economic and geographic issues. California is much more vast and complex than other states in the nation with varied challenges in every part of the state. California’s student population increased by 52% from 4 million to nearly 6.2 million between 1980 and 2008 - the equivalent to some state’s entire population. California’s classrooms are second to last in teacher-to-student ratios in the nation and our teachers are working twice as many hours as instructors in Japan with about $15,000 less funding per classroom than in other states. The challenge is how to set a standard that is fair and equitable and notes the varying degree of issues each school district faces including special education, number of English learners, ethnic diversity and availability of teachers in a given area. California’s student diversity has significantly changed over the years with an increase in Latino, African American and Asian American enrollment, surpassing that of white students. For many of these students English is a second language. Special needs students have also seen an increase in enrollment status up 88% since 1980. California’s teachers have managed to close the achievement gap among Latino and African American students and their white counterparts, increased algebra proficiency across the board and maintained high school exit exam pass rates at 96% in both English and math since 2003. Our teacher’s have maintained their focus and passion on student improvement - no matter what the situation. The approach to improving our system is not, and should not, begin by chasing non-guaranteed funding that requires launching new bureaucratic programs. Former federal programs like No Child Left Behind placed additional burdens on school districts and offered no new resources while creating greater demands. The issue of comparing public education achievements to those of charter schools must also be addressed. The fact remains that the rules and standards that apply to public education do not apply to charter schools. One proposal submitted by Assemblywoman and Chair of the Assembly’s Education Committee, Julia Brownley, would create a level playing field where a charter school’s performance levels and student achievements are inline with state standards. The bill, ABX5-8, is headed in the right direction and has the support of educators and the PTA throughout the state. We all must consider education as our state’s saving grace; the one area where investment will reap future successes benefiting society by bringing families out of poverty and into the middle class, helping to develop new economies and creating advantages in every sector of the global market. Race To The Top, is clearly an attempt to improve education and we should continually strive to self improve, develop and implement new ideas that work. Where it fails is in its one-size fits all approach with little benefit or no financial gain. The ideas are nothing new or extraordinary, just a movement for states to improve. Clearly California has come a long way without prompting by the federal government. If we all can agree that a miseducated child is a lost child, perhaps we can agree that misguided policy makes for a lost cause.

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It surely must be the Christmas season when the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts stages the wonderful “MerryAchi Christmas” and sets out the lobby cards for the “Colors of Christmas” that mark another year of Yule merriment in these parts. Bad economy or no the hall was crowded and the spirits were high along with the nativity presented as melodrama and lots of color, song and passion. Curtain raisers for this year’s adoration are the fantastico Mariachi Sol De Mexico de Jose Hernandez along with my favorite ladies of song: Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles along with the Pacifico Dance Company. “Merry-Achi Christmas” is a beautiful regalo of song and dance that seems to get more and more grand as the years pass, this being a double digit anniversary of the groups taking the entire hall to Mexico at Christmas time. If you love things Mexican

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Chinese Author Talks About Living in Deep South at Cerritos Library Book Signing By Larry Caballero John Jung, author and retired CSULB professor, talked passionately to a packed house about Chinese life in the American

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South before the civil rights movement a small Southern town. He admits that it of the 1960’s at the Dec. 3 Meet the Au- was easier for them to be accepted by the thor series hosted by the Cerritos Library. White and Black residents Caught between the racial since they were respectful conflicts between Blacks and polite and there weren’t and Whites at the time, the very many of them. Chinese held fast to their “I’m sure if there had cultural values to not only been more Chinese in town, endure but to overcome rathe result may have been cial barriers. different.” Jung and his family grew Jung never knew or up in the South, and he and thought about how many his sisters spent most of Chinese immigrants had their childcome to America for a bethood helpter life and more opportuniing their ties, but he now knows that parents in a many came and eventuJohn Jung, laundry busially brought over their famness that he ily members. “On the West documents Coast there were probably in his first novel entitled 10,000 laundries, but they were scattered.” Southern Fried Rice, Life Many Chinese immigrants came across in a Chinese Laundry in to America with false papers after the Civil the Deep South. War ended in 1865. The American governHis second novel, Chi- ment was reluctant to allow Chinese imminese Laundries—Tick- grants to enter the country to compete for ets to Survival on Gold jobs with recently freed Blacks who would Mountain, shares the sto- work for very little, but still for more than ries of other Chinese im- the Chinese immigrants would earn. migrants who made their “It was easier to enter the country if living by washing clothes they were diplomats, teachers, students or while tolerating racial merchants.” prejudice and bigotry. Chinese immigrants originally worked After many Chinese- in the cotton fields to replace the freed American readers en- slaves who were moving to the cities of the couraged him to branch North, but they didn’t like the work, so they out to another topic— began opening up laundries or groceries. Chinese groceries in the “Men of the South considered laundries a Deep South, Jung was business for women, so they were not inmotivated to write his terested in opening them up,” said Jung. third novel, Chopsticks in “Chinese grocers were more successful the Land of Cotton—Life than Black grocers in Mississippi because of Mississippi Delta Chi- they extended credit to their customers.” nese Grocers. Jung talked about an old Chinese sayJung spoke of the ra- ing, “One problem creates an opportunity,” cial and cultural diversity so they embraced Christian missionaries he experienced living in who were willing to teach Chinese chilGeorgia in the 1920’s and dren English and other academic subjects 1930’s when his family in their schools. “There’s a misconcepwas the only Chinese in tion,” said Jung, “that the Chinese wanted a White status in their communities. We just were interested in improving our own status and to assimilate as best we could Experience The Gentle into the dominant society.” Cerritos Administrative Services LiArt Of Dentistry brarian Padmini Prabhakar is happy to promote the Meet the Author Series in the Child Exam Skyline Room at the Cerritos Library for 4 X-Rays, Cleaning & Fluoride Treatment $35 Cerritos residents and friends. “We’ve had as many as 200 people attend to hear the Adult Exam authors and to buy their books,” said Prab4 X-Rays, Reg. Cleaning hakar. & Polishing $50 For more information on the next auSimple Extractions $70 thor’s book signing, call 562-916-1342. AARP/Seniors Up to 20% on All Treatments Cavity Prevention, Teeth Whitening, Gum Care, Tartar Control, Breath Freshening, White Fillings/Bonding, Root Canals, Crowns, Bridges, Veneers, Non-surgical Gum Treatments, Dentures, Denture Repairs & Relines, Sealants & Fluoride Treatments All Insurances/Medical • Se Habla Espanol • All Major Credit Cards

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Lost Shetland Pony Found Running the Streets of Norwalk By Randy Economy Southeast Area Animal Control Authority Officer Robby Gochicoa responded to a report of a loose horse in traffic last Thursday at about 7am. Gochicoa arrived moments later and spotted what he described as a tan, female, Shetland Pony at the corner of Studebaker Rd. and Hayford St. in Norwalk. A what? A Shetland pony? Running around the streets of Norwalk? Are you kidding? It's all true. “She was a bit skittish when I approached, but warmed up and let me

put the lead rope around her neck,” said Gochicoa. “After that she was very gentle and cooperative.” The call to SEAACA came from Norwalk Sheriff’s deputies who were on-scene and keeping an eye on the wayward equine. “They did a great job keeping her out of traffic.” Gochicoa called for the horse trailer and the pony was transported to the SEAACA animal care center in Downey, where she was treated with some fresh hay and lots of friendly gawking from staff and volunteers. “We don’t see many farm animals here at SEAACA, so she’s sort of a star today,” Gochicoa stated. “She may be used for pony rides…we’re not sure. I do know that she is not bothered by the dogs here and she likes people.” SEAACA officials want to speak with the owner and ensure that the pony is provided with a safe and secure home environment upon release. Anyone with information this little pony is asked to call SEAACA at (562) 803-3301.


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Norwalk Ousted in Semifinals Again Second half mistakes prove to be too hard to overcome. By Loren Kopff The much anticipated Norwalk v. La Mirada rematch on the gridiron will not happen, at least not until the 2010 season. The Lancers, who led Garden Grove by 10 points with 17 minutes left in a California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Southern Division semifinal game last Saturday night, were hit with critical penalties and even a more critical turnover in the second half as the Argonauts rallied for a 35-23 victory. The stunned capacity-filled crowd on the Norwalk side of Excelsior stadium saw its team end a remarkable season at 11-2 with both losses coming at home. Norwalk still felt it was in good shape, outgaining the top ranked and undefeated team in the division 414-326 but the Lancers were flagged 15 times for 134 yards, the majority coming in the form of holding calls. Also, Garden Grove’s Jesse Lozano returned a fumble 63 yards with 47 seconds left in the third quarter to put the visitors in front for good at 21-17. “It was a tough game,” said Norwalk head coach Jesse Ceniceros. “We made a lot of mistakes again; it must be that semifinal jinx for us. Penalties killed us; every time we got something positive going… there’s no way you can win a game with that many penalties.” Last season, an undefeated Laguna Hills team blasted Norwalk 42-8 in the semifinals and went on to win a CIF championship against another Suburban League foe, Mayfair. After forcing Garden Grove to punt early in the game, Norwalk picked up two first downs in its first three plays and had the ball at Garden Grove’s 39-yard line. But two holding penalties on the drive halted the Lancers at the 17-yard line where they had to settle for a 34-yard field goal from senior Manuel Corona with 4:16 left in the stanza. The defenses would hold serve throughout the majority of the first half but following another holding penalty midway through the second quarter, senior quarterback Dominique Diaz was intercepted for just the second time in 2009. The turnover would lead to a one-yard sneak from Sean Young, who had entered the game leading the Argonauts with 1,326 yards passing, 1,199 yards rushing and a combined 31 touchdowns. When Norwalk got the ball again, it had reached the Garden Grove 39-yard line before Diaz was picked off again. By halftime, Norwalk’s defense had held Young to 100 yards passing on four completions and another 16 yards on the ground. Meanwhile, the Lancers were doing what they do very well-run. Junior running back Elijhaa Penny had racked up 71 yards on 11 carries and the combination of

COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • DECEMBER 11, 2009 senior fullback Davion Edwards and junior running back Billy Moore had another 79 yards on 16 touches. Norwalk’s halftime deficit marked only the second time all season that it had trailed at halftime. The other time came on Nov. 6 when Artesia held a 26-24 advantage on Norwalk’s homecoming game. Norwalk got the ball to begin the second half and on the fifth play, Penny went around the left side, bouncing off tackles and scoring from 27 yards out. But the play was called back because of another holding infraction. Still, Penny found the end zone four plays later and the Lancers were up 10-7. After a three and out, Penny rumbled down the left sideline for a 70-yard score and Norwalk was beginning to get its groove back. But on the ensuing Argonauts possession, Norwalk was hit with a pair of unsportsmanlike penalties and a pass interference call which led to Young scoring from three yards out. Then the dagger that broke the hearts of the Norwalk faithful came early in the fourth quarter when Norwalk was forced to punt after gaining five yards plus being called for an illegal chop block and delay penalties. Garden Grove took advantage and went 80 yards with the final 46 coming from Joshua Sepulveda who made it a 28-17 affair. After another punt, Sepulveda iced the game with a 50-yard score with 4:18 left to play. “They’re a good football team and you can’t take anything away from them,” Ceniceros said. “They kept on fighting and they didn’t quit. That’s what we previously told our kids. Unfortunately they had that tragedy in the first game of the season and they had a cause. I told the kids to expect it.” Diaz responded by scoring on a twoyard run after completing three straight passes. He finished with 51 yards passing while Penny racked up 233 yards on 27 carries. Senior linebacker Ryan Martinez had five tackles to lead the defense. The Lancers, who spent seven weeks as the division’s top ranked team, more than any other team in the division, figure to be just as strong, if not stronger for next season. Penny, who gained 1,572 yards and Moore, who added another 1,163 will be back as well as a lot of talent from a junior varsity team which went 7-3. In addition, the majority of the offensive line returns. “It was a great season,” Ceniceros said. “When we lost to Laguna Hills, which was a little bit more embarrassing for us, we came out right away and we set goals [for this season]. Everything was working well. Believe it or not, we’re very young and I think we’re at a point where this should be a yearly occurrence for us. Now we just need to take it to the next step.”

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personnel last week, up from twenty-four the previous week. Residential, commercial, and vehicle burglaries increased, robberies remained the same, and vehicle thefts were lower. Calls for service were also higher as 289 were handled by patrol deputies compared to 275 the week before. The 2009 weekly average in calls for service is now 323. GREAT NEWS! For the second consecutive week there were no robberies reported to Cerritos Sheriff’s Station. Residential burglary cases increased from two to six last week. Open or unlocked doors and windows were the cause of four of the crimes. One window was pried open and the other was shattered. Laptop computers, cash, jewelry, and cell phones were taken. The 2009 weekly average in residential burglaries remains at 2.4. Good neighbors look out for one another. If you see anything suspicious, don’t hesitate to call the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station at once. There was one commercial burglary investigated last week when a pried door at a school resulted in the theft of numerous laptop computers. There were no incidents recorded the previous week. The 2009 weekly average in this crime category is now 1.5. Vehicle burglaries increased from four to sixteen last week. This major jump was due to eight of these crimes that were committed near 166th Street and Carmenita Road at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Thursday December 3. Deputies arrested five suspects and linked them to another string of burglaries in the Lakewood area. All of the property taken in these crimes was recovered and returned to the victims. Highvolume commercial parking lots were involved in thirteen of the sixteen burglaries last week. Seven were from SUVs. Seven targeted GPS units and stereo items were stolen in two. Other property reported stolen included cash, a handgun, a fire extinguisher, a briefcase, laptop computers, wallets, and cell phones. The 2009 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is at 7.5. There were two vehicle theft cases last week. Four were logged the week before. High-volume commercial parking lots were involved in both cases last week. An SUV and a Jaguar were taken. The 2009 weekly average in vehicle thefts remains at 4.5.

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States. Thanks in large part to Rudy’s leadership, Ester’s advocacy as a Cerritos Fine Arts and Historical Commissioner, and the dedicated efforts of many others to this noble cause, the beautiful Veterans Memorial that now stands today at the front of the Cerritos City Hall will stand as a lasting tribute to all veterans. Rudy truly lived a full and happy life. Above all else, he will indeed be most fondly remembered as a loving, caring, dedicated husband, father and grandfather by Ester his loving wife of 47 years; Randy, Marissa, Mark, and Rod as well as Ralph, Gloria, and Marifi, his children; and Malia and Mark, Jr., his grandchildren. Rudy’s legacy of service to country, community, family and God will proudly continue through the Pulido family’s future generations.

and Rolly to finally reunite with Daddy Joe who was living in Washington, D.C. serving under President Harry Truman’s Secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon. It was there in Washington, D.C. that Rudy graduated from Anacostia High School in June 1953. Rudy enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1953 as a Stewart Recruit (E-1) during the Korean War. He graduated 2nd in his class at the U.S. Navy Radioman Communications School in Bainbridge, Maryland in June 1954. Rudy was assigned to duty station at the U.S. Navy Base during which time he obtained his American citizenship papers and became a full-fledged American citizen. Rudy held the Morse Code record with 30 words per minute, both sending messages and receiving messages. Rudy rose rapidly to the rank of RM1 (Radioman First Class E-6) in the shortest possible time of 3 years and 10 months. Rudy served a total of eight years in the U.S. Navy from August 1953-August 1961 (four years active duty and four years reserves). He earned the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Rudy used his Educational G.I. Bill Benefits to enroll at the University of Maryland at College Park in the Fall of 1957. A romance developed with Ester Lagmay, a Fine Arts major from Ft. Meade, Maryland. The day after Rudy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE), he and Ester were married in February 1962. He collaborated with the Fine Arts and Historical Commission and the Cerritos City Council to erect a stunning memorial dedicated to all veterans who served in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United

Sgt. Maj., USMC (Retired) passed away on December 1, 2009. Dutch came from humble beginnings in Massachusetts; one of eight surviving children. After trying several jobs, he joined the Marine Corp in 1942. After basic training, he was sent to Samoa to learn land clearing operations and served in New Caledonia, Australia and New Zealand where he joined the USMC 18th Engineers. In his first battle, Tarawa, Dutch’s boat was knocked out 300 yards from shore. Later, Dutch saw action on Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa, Heya Shima, and Aguni Shima. At the start of the Korean Conflict, Dutch sailed with the 1st Marine Brigade and took part in action at the Posen Perimeter, landing at Inchon, the assault of Seoul, working as a frogman in re-capture of the Woman landing. On returning home, Dutch was assigned duties as Senior Instructor at the Demolition School, Camp Jejune, N.C. In 1954 he became the NCO in charge of Marine Security Guard Detachments at the U.S. Consular Offices for Germany. He traveled extensively throughout Vietnam during the action. Dutch received many medals during his service, among them the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V.” Later, Dutch and his family moved to California and he went to work for McDonnell Douglas. Dutch will be remembered for his storytelling abilities and his prolific composition of patriotic and religious poetry culminating in a book written about the first Christmas. Dutch is survived by his wife, Marjorie, his three children, and two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

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By Helen M. Brown The Sproul Reception Center, affectionately referred to ‘The Barn’ by most of the City’s long-time residents, was brightly lit and rang with laughter as many of George Bottema’s family and friends gathered to celebrate his 90th birthday and wish him good cheer. It was a light-hearted joyous occasion. George began life November 7, 1919 in what was then know as Clearwater, then later Hynes, Ca. Today we know it as Paramount. The Bottema lived on New York Ave. that was later named Downey Ave. His parents, Jeje (Jennie) and Jan (John), emigrated from Holland and made their home on a rented dairy farm there. In 1926 the family purchased 10 acres of land on Central St. in Norwalk for their own dairy farm. Today, we know that street as Alondra Blvd. The farm was between Carmentia & Shoemaker and known as the Bottema Cash & Carry Dairy.

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George was one of four children, Winnie, Kathryn, and John. Winnie passed away in 1975 and Kathryn in 2007. His brother John now lives in Wichita, Kansas with his wife, Gladys and was present at the party. Kathryn was married to Bill Shearer, another of Norwalk’s long-time residents and George’s best friend. He was also at the party and took a leading part in entertaining the crowd. George attended Carmentia School from Kindergarten thru grade 2. He then went to Norwalk Grammar School grades 3 thru 8. Norwalk Grammar was the old Nettie Waite School on Funston which is now, Chavez Elementary School. At the time George went there, Nettie Waite was still a teacher. He then continued his education at Excelsior and is today an alumna of that famous landmark and is on the planning committee of the Excelsior reunions. He has also been a Cerritos College Booster member for over 50 years. In August of 1948, George and Jody, who had been dating for two years, took off for Las Vegas and were married in a small wedding chapel. They had four children; Larry, then Lynne, and a set of twin, Dale and Gayle. They were married fifty eight years. Currently, Dale lives

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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 PLAN~ Continued from page 1 always be open. The work is not done, and please come to this meeting each month to let us know how we’re doing just like I did.” During Oral Communications, residents expressed joy and anger at the results of the recent local election, but most were ready to go forward for the betterment of the city. One speaker was city attorney John Cavanaugh who some residents think resigned under protest Jan. 8. “I saw and discovered concerns and circumstances with certain public employees, and I have an ethical and legal responsibility to bring it to your attention. I took an oath to protect the city council from wrongdoing. As city attorney it was my job to protect you as my client.” At that point, Cavanaugh asked for packets of reading material to be distributed to council members with a suggestion that “they read the material thoroughly.” Bruce wanted Cavanaugh to be present during a closed session to discuss the reasons why he had resigned, but the majority of members did not agree. The Discussion Item that drew the most attention was a request from the city administrator’s office for approval of a conceptual plan for the development of a Veterans Memorial Plaza at the library to honor the veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, L.A. County Sheriff and Fire Departments. One concept was entitled the Preferred Concept that illustrated a single spout water fountain located in the center of a circular open plaza. Seven individual concrete memorial columns, covered with black granite veneer, and embedded cast bronze plaques located in an equally arranged radial formation around the fountain would represent the five branches of the armed forces—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard—and the L.A. County Sheriff and Fire Departments. Each memorial column is located at the end of each wing of a starburst shape integral color concrete pavement that will radiate from the single spout water foundation. Rodriguez was in favor of the concept of a Veterans Memorial but felt the Armed Forces monument should be separate from one for the Sheriff and Police Departments. Bruce suggested that the names of residents who served in the Armed Forces should also be included on the monument, and made a motion to include more community involvement and meetings before a decision is made. A motion passed to redesign the concepts with the inclusion of public opinion before a final decision is made. Additional Discussion Items included a request from the Community Development Department to approve construction plans and specifications for the C. Robert Lee Gymnasium Roof Replacement Project and to authorize staff to advertise and seek public bids. Bruce made three requests to council to consider providing professional bilingual interpreting services at future city council meetings, to develop a more formal complaint/commendation/service request process that will be made available to residents at various public facilities, and to research and generate a code of ethics and conduct for the city. AWARDS~ Continued from page 1 and for supporting their communities. CKWC President Jung Sook Chung thanked the award winners for “being a positive force in our community. We’ve had hard economic times, and it was hard to raise funds for these scholarships, but we are once again bringing this ceremony to the community.” CKAA Chairman Chin Chong agreed with her that the organizations wanted to encourage the students to continue being involved in their communities. “In the last five years, we have helped to set up a will to succeed, and we are happy to help these students to prepare for their future. We may not be rich monetarily, but we’re rich in heart, and let’s all work as one group to become rich in heart together.” Cerritos Mayor Bruce Barrows made the final Welcoming Remarks and thanked the two organizations for the wonderful work they do. “These awards banquets get bigger and better every year. This community has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Los Angeles County, and it is attributed to the great job are schools are doing.” ABC teacher Mike Darby spoke on behalf of his mother, Cerritos Elementary School teacher Lyndell Darby, who won the Outstanding Educator Award. “My mother is so proud to receive this award. She’s an ABC graduate, a master teacher, and a selfless mother who raised two perfect children and a beautiful grandchild.” Dignitaries in attendance included Cerritos councilmembers Carol Chen and Laura Lee; ABC Superintendent Gary Smuts; Associate Superintendent Mary Sieu; and ABC members Olympia Chen, James Kang, Armin Reyes and Sophia Tse. Scholarship Award Winners were: Raymond Brown, Valeria Castelo, Cindy Jimenez and Erika Woods from Artesia High; Connie Chung and Paul Ha from Cerritos High; Eunice Byul Cho from Gahr High; Gloria Kim from the Oxford Academy High School in Cypress; Raul Perez, Jr., Genesis Reynoso and Joshua Stinson from the Southeast Academy High School; Adam Drummond, Ivan Pamilican and Jessica Tjaden from Tracy High; Anne Guu, Tina Roh and Valerie Tran from Whitney High; Angela Sou from Cypress College; Joel Kim from U.C. Riverside.


TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0122193 Title Order No. 09-8-356649 APN No. 7016-015-061 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/02/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GERRY SANTILLAN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 04/02/2006 and recorded 04/13/06, as Instrument No. 06 0809197, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/18/2009 at 1:00PM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 16721 LONGWORTH AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA, 907031621. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $584,118.85. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. DATED: 11/20/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.76222 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA09-309953-RM Order # 090624276-CAGTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/12/2006. 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. 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): PATRICE OBEMBE , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 6/22/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1370227 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/4/2010 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: $410,462.82 The purported property address is: 12750 CENTRALIA ST #145 LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 Assessors Parcel No. 7066-001-148 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 EMC Mortgage Corporation 2780 Lake Vista Drive Lewisville TX 75067 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 12/10/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-7302727 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# 3355211 12/11/2009, 12/18/2009, 12/25/2009

Trustee Sale No.: 20090028701773 Title Order No.: 090609717 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 7/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDex West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/31/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1685414 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed By: BAYANI S NAVARRO AND FE M NAVARRO, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 12/18/2009 Time of Sale: 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18417 ALFRED AV, CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN#: 7030-005-010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $569,454.59. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Priority Posting & Publication 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting. com NDex West, LLC as Authorized Agent Dated: 11/26/2009 NDex West, LLC may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P641040 11/27, 12/4, 12/11/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 433532CA Loan No. 0730092160 Title Order No. 602126229 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/16/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/31/2009 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03/27/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20070704283, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ALBERT NAVALLO AND AIDA NAVALLO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 231 OF TRACT NO. 25134, IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN UPON A MAP FILED IN BOOK 845, PAGES 28 THROUGH 33 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. . EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, BUT WITHOUT, HOWEVER, THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY ABOVE A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, AS RESERVED BY WOODBINE CORP., IN DEED RECORDED OCTOBER 20, 1975 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 899, OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPTING THE SUBSURFACE WATER RIGHTS AS DEDICATED TO THE CITY OF CERRITOS, ON THE MAP OF SAID TRACT NO. 25134. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $631,463.47 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 16231 DRYCREEK LANE CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN Number: 7010-009-043 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 12-02-2009 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55.CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3363152 12/11/2009, 12/18/2009, 12/25/2009

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COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • DECEMBER 11, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. GM-225233-C Loan No. 0359341853 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/7/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR:JACOB J. MONTOYA AND GERALDINE MONTOYA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 6/14/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1307337 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:12/18/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California Property Address is purported to be: 4949 PREMIERE AVENUE LAKEWOOD, California 90712-0000 APN #: 7172-005-010 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $480,567.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services, LLC Date: 11/18/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3335916 11/27/2009, 12/04/2009, 12/11/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale # CA0936492-1 Loan# 1009825611 Order # 090166843 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/31/2009 at 10:30AM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/01/2007 as Document No. 20071044879 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CALIFORNIA, executed by, ELVIA SANDOVAL, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY., as Trustor, INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B., A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". 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 describing the land therein: APN # 7165-021-049 LOT 13 IN BLOCK "F" OF TRACT 11881, IN THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 219 PAGE 1 AND 2 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED OR GRANTED IN DOCUMENTS OF RECORD The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6118 DUNROBIN AVE, LAKEWOOD CA 90713 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 Trustee's Sale is: $432,861.77 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: x Servicer does hereby state that 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 of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52  Does x Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 12/11/2009 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: PAULA GUTIERREZ, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 2112 BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE, 2ND FLOOR, IRVINE, CA 92612 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)730-2727, (714) 724-7500, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 ASAP# 3371918 12/11/2009, 12/18/2009, 12/25/2009

20091 FICTIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Choose The Life, 329 Termino, Long Beach, CA 90814, Bill Hull Ministries, 329 Termino, Long Beach, CA 90814. The following business is conducted as a corporation. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Robert W. Hull, President The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 12/2/09. 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 12/4, 12/11. 12/18, 12/25/2009. 20091828959 FICTIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Choose The Life, 329 Termino, Long Beach, CA 90814, Bill Hull Ministries, 329 Termino, Long Beach, CA 90814. The following business is conducted as a corporation. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Robert W. Hull, President The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 12/2/09. 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 12/4, 12/11. 12/18, 12/25/2009. NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 7419-AK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the seller(s)/ licensee(s) are: BRANDON KIM, 11810 CENTRALIA ST, LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 Doing business as: DOO RAE PARK All other business names(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s)/ licensee(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the buyer(s)/ applicant(s) is/are: KWANG SOON LEE, 251 W. DRYDEN ST, #2, GLENDALE, CA 91202 The assets being sold are generally described as: GOODWILL, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, FURNITURE, FIXTURE, EQUIPMENT, ABC LICENSE, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, INVENTORY and are located at: 11810 CENTRALIA ST, LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 The type and number of license to be transferred is/are: Type: ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE, License Number: 41-453464 now issued for the premises located at: SAME The bulk sale and transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: DETAIL ESCROW, INC, 12222 ARTESIA BLVD, ARTESIA, CA 90701 and the anticipated sale date is JANUARY 7, 2010 The purchase price of consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $10,000.00, including inventory, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH: $10,000.00 It has been agreed between the seller(s)/ licensee(s) and the intended buyer(s)/ transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dated: DECEMBER 1, 2009 BRANDON KIM, Seller(s)/Licensee(s) KWANG SOON LEE, Buyer(s)/Applicant(s) PCTS LA151463 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 12/11/09 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 11559-JP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the seller(s)/licensee(s) are: YOUNG CHARLES KIM, 18801 PIONEER BLVD, ARTESIA, CA 90701 Doing business as: PIONEER LIQUOR STORE All other business names(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s)/ licensee(s), is/are: The name(s) and address of the buyer(s)/ applicant(s) is/are: YOUNG HEE CHONG, 18801 PIONEER BLVD, ARTESIA, CA 90701 The assets being sold are generally described as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADE NAME, GOODWILL, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE AND ABC OFF SALE GENERAL LIQUOR LICENSE #21-424479 and are located at: 18801 PIONEER BLVD, ARTESIA, CA 90701 The type and number of license to be transferred is/are: Type: OFF SALE GENERAL, License Number: 21-424479 now issued for the premises located at: SAME The bulk sale and transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: ACT ONE ESCROW INC, 17918 PIONEER BLVD, STE 202, ARTESIA, CA 90701 and the anticipated sale date is JANUARY 18, 2010 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. The purchase price or consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $110,000.00, including inventory estimated at $10,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CHECK: $2,000.00, CASH: $108,000.00, TOTAL CONSIDERATION: $110,000.00 It has been agreed between the seller(s)/ licensee(s) and the intended buyer(s)/ transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. YOUNG CHARLES KIM, Seller(s)/ Licensee(s) YOUNG HEE CHONG, Buyer(s)/ Applicant(s) PCTS LA151445 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 12/11/09

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. GM-226304-C Loan No. 7440865699 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/12/2005. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR:VERONICA DELEON A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded 12/16/2005 as Instrument No. 05 3101125 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:12/28/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California Property Address is purported to be: 17762 PALO VERDE AVENUE# 28 CERRITOS, California 90703 APN #: 7034-018-038 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $296,163.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 11/27/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3344433 12/04/2009, 12/11/2009, 12/18/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20090159906162 Title Order No.: 090308207 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/09/07. 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 08/15/07, as Instrument No. 20071911886 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. EXE¬CUTED BY: CHARLES L. WISE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVA¬LENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) DATE OF SALE: January 15, 2010 TIME OF SALE: 11:30 AM PLACE OF SALE: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd. Pomona, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18703 DEL RIO PL APT 2, CERRITOS, CA 90703. APN# 7038 006 055 The under¬signed Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designa¬tion, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or en¬cumbrances, 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 reason¬able estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $299,790.49. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore exe¬cuted and delivered to the under¬signed a written Declaration of De¬fault 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 INFORMA¬TION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION, INC. 4080 PLAZA GOLDORADO CIR¬CLE, SUITE E, CAMERON PARK, CA 95682 (530) 672-3033, www.nationwideposting.com NDEx West L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPT¬ING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Authorized Agent, BY: Ric Juarez Dated: 12/02/09 NPP0148855 12/11/09, 12/18/09, 12/25/09

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA09-309582-AL Order # 090622382-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/14/2007. 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): JUNG HEE CHOE A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 2/27/2007 as Instrument No. 20070417658 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/4/2010 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: $412,207.45 The purported property address is: 16025 BUTTERFIELD LN CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7010-004038 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Washington Mutual Bank, FA 7255 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has 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: 11/30/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3341451 12/04/2009, 12/11/2009, 12/18/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-511035 INC Title Order No. 090609018-CA-DCI APN 7008-012-029 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/15/06. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/07/10 at 10:30 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/28/06 in Instrument No. 20062620352 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: Yeun Kyung Son, A Single Woman, as Trustor, OneWest Bank, FSB, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), at the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA, ail right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 13208 PALM PLACE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note{s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $539,383.69 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. 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. DATE: November 30, 2009 Elaine Malone Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation c/o 4665 MacArthur Court, Suite 250 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: (800) 731-0850 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (847)627-8803 For Trustee's Sale Information Call 714-730-2727 http:// www.lpsasap.com www.aztectrustee.com ASAP# 3367451 12/11/2009, 12/18/2009, 12/25/2009

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