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"Fitness Zone" ribbon cutting held at Cerritos Regional Park

FITNESS ZONE NOW OPEN: A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Cerritos Regional County Park Feb. 1 dedicating the park’s new Fitness Zone. Supervisor Don Knabe cut the ribbon. The $60,000 fitness zone is located near the Community Recreation Building at the park.

ABC Board approves budget cuts to meet $6.5 million deficit

By Jerry Bernstein Cerritos Regional County Park was the scene of a ribbon cutting celebration Feb. 1 dedicating the parks new Fitness Zone. Supervisor Don Knabe said the park is one of the County’s most active and is used by many community groups, seniors and families. He said the fitness zone would promote healthy lifestyles for those in our community. He said there were 22 county parks in Los Angeles County, four ofwhich are located in his district and are now equipped with a Fitness Zone. In addition to the Fitness Zone, the park received several renovations and upgrades over the past three years. In 2007 a $8 million renovation project including a renovated irrigation system, new turf and walkway lighting plus completely resurfaced parking lots, enhanced the center median with drought tolerant plants, painted picnic shelters, gym, swim center and restrooms. He said the swimming pool has been renovated

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Whitney students win Cerritos/Artesia Rotary singing competition

Annual Friends of Arts/Education Festival canceled Friends board members cite budget cuts even though the city could utilize CDBG funds; timing is also an issue. By Jerry Bernstein The Cerritos City Council voted 4-1 to turn down a request by the Friends of Art Education to sponsor the annual Family Arts Festival this year held at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. Spoke persons for the Friends said contributions this year were down and they could not meet their share of the festival’s cost, so they cancelled the event. They have informed all volunteers of the cancellation.

Dr. Craig Springer, Executive Director of the CCPA, replied they have a very good staff and in the very short timeline they have, the staff would make it [the festival] happen.

By Jerry Bernstein Faced with a $6.5 million deficit for the new fiscal year beginning in June, the ABC Board of Education approved a tentative budget that increases some class sizes, transfers’ money from various funds and categorical items, and staff retirements. Superintendent Dr. Gary Smuts told the Board there probably would likely be additional cuts to the District budget when the Governor presents his May revise to the State Legislature. He said in a New York Times reports that California is 47th in the country in funding for education, providing $2,400 per student. He said the Governor reported in January the state budget was out of whack by $20 billion. This is the third year the State is facing a budget deficit. He has proposed to reduce fund-

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Executive Director of the Center for the Performing Arts [CCPA] Dr. Craig Springer said the April 30, 2009 Memorandum of Agreement between the Friends and CCPA stated the Friends agreed to take responsibility for an increasing percentage share of the costs incurred by the CCPA and in return the

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Whitney students Tiffany Tatreau and Ian Villa were winners in the CerritosArtesia Rotary Club singing competition Feb. 1 held in the Cerritos Library Skyline Room. Both received a $100 bond. Tatreau, who is a junior, sang “Every Body Don’t” from a Broadway musical. Villa, who is Senior, sang, “Try to Remember.” They will now go to the Rotary

District competition on April 17 which will be held at the Orange Coast College Concert Hall where they will compete against winner from 48 other Rotary clubs. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship. With the students are [l-r] Program Chairman Chet Swart, Club President Manu Patel, Villa and Tatreau, and Contest Judge Geri DeMasi.

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Artesia Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cutting

Cerritos High School girls water polo team wins CIF-SS D-VI championship

Above WELCOME: Rizwana Khan and daughter Sana welcome Artesia Chamber of Commerce members Feb. 27 to their Grand Opening of their clothing and jewelry store called Decor Botique at 18709 Pioneer Congratulating owner Asmal Mumtaz (far right) for opening Boulevard in Artesia. his clothing and jewelry store called Decor Botique in Artesia were (l-r) Artesia Chamber Director Anthony Armendarez, Vice-President Manu Patel, Mayor Tony Lima and President James Kang.

PROUD CHAMPS: The 2009-1010 Cerritos girls water polo team shows who is number one after winning the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division VI championship for the second straight season. The members of the team are: Katherine Gabayeron, Alodie Gaerlan, Lisa Ho, Jacqueline Jankaew, Brittney Javier, Sharon Ku, Pamela Leung, Kaitlyn Mendez, Kaylilani Minami, Merna Salama, Bianca Serrano, Vivi Vu, Connie Wu and Tanya Yeu. The head coach is Peter Kemp and his assistants are Paul Park and Jarrett Powers. More pg. 12

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I have volunteered for 3 years at the Festival, putting up with the likes of Dr. Phil Kress, George Ray, Dr. Bob Hughlett, Sherman Kappe, and others while cooking hot dogs and hamburgers-donated hot dogs and hamburgers on a donated grill. When done I would pass my donated hot dogs and hamburgers through a hole in the volunteer tent where they were put away for later sale by another volunteer donating their time. Inside that tent were more donated items: water, juice, sno-cones, chips, etc. In the three years I was there, volunteers in that tent included Julie Knabe, Marianne Hughlett, Matt Knabe, Bev Ray, Brian Stiratt, and many others, most of them Friends Board Members. It was a real laugh to see the sno-cone makers after their shift was over; they looked liked something from the 60’s tye-dye and all. You get the point; most everything at the Friends is donated or run by volunteers. The largest donation is from the CCPA and Executive Director Dr. Craig Springer for use of the center and staff; Brian Stirrat donates most of the food too. Learning that the Festival was cancelled really bothered me. I am sure it was very tough for the Friends Board to cut the Festival from the budget. As longtime resident George Ray said during the council meeting, “staff is wrong on the $30,000 cost; it takes in about $27,000, so it is almost revenue neutral, over 7,000 people attend every year, kids of all ages attend”. So what is the problem with the city using CDBG funds for the event that City Manager Art Gallucci indicated were available? As Ray said it is a Friends event that from all outward appearances looks like a city event. Dr. Springer said he could make the Festival happen, the city has funds to sponsor, don’t deprive the kids and performers for what amounts to almost nothing when it comes to the city’s budget. After all, it’s for the kids. What are you thoughts? E-mail brianhews@cerritosnews.net or go online to cast your vote.

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tively good health and lives another 20 years after retirement. The teacher's total retirement benefit would be 20 times $82,788 and come to $1,655,760. The teacher contributes $209,000 and get's Dear Editor: $1.655 million back not including a 2% annual increase provided by Joe TaxRe: Mr. Riley claims inaccuracies payer. Just for fun, I calculated what a high On state average per pupil spending school principal and the Superintendent Mr. Riley uses figures from Pew Re- would earn in retirement. The only thing search and the Rand Corporation. I went I had to change was the base service year straight to the horses mouth--the Califor- (224 days) and the salaries. According nia Department of Finance at: HTTP// to ABCUSD's website, high school prinwww.dof.ca.gov and clicked on histori- cipals earn $130,000 plus per year and cal budgets then clicked on 2009 enacted the Superindentdent budget summary earns about $240,000 and scrolled down to (not published but Opinions submitted and expressed are page 28. On page 28 that's what folks on not opinions of the editor. To submit you will find a chart the street say it is). that shows what was letters e-mail to editor@cerritosnews. The principal would net. expended per stuearn an unmodified dent in the state of retirement of about California in 2006$120,000 per year and the Superinten07, 2007-08 and 2008-09. I hope your dent about $211,000 per year. sitting down when you see the numbers: In closing I would like to say that California expended $11,415 in 06-07, classroom teachers deserve every penny $12,042 in 07-08 and $12,152 in 08-09. they get in retirement. In my estimaThe numbers for 09-10 were not provid- tion, their workload is much harder and ed as the year isn't over yet. tougher than any one that works in a In all fairness to Mr. Riley, I will say certificated non-teaching position. The that the numbers here represent revenue board should seriously consider payfrom all sources e.g. state, federal and ing non-teaching certificated employees property taxes. The bulk of the revenue, (district administrators, principals, counabout 89% is generated from the state selors etc) less than they do the teachers. and local sources and the remainder from Paying teachers more than paying adthe Federal government but regardless of ministrators would keep the best teachers what government agency it comes from it in the classroom and the net effect would ultimately paid for by you, Joe Taxpayer. be more bang for the buck--more effecPage 27 of the enacted budget indicates tive money management. that in 2008-2009 California expended 71 billion dollars! And, I think taxpaySteve Brian Kwon ers are getting sick and tired of hearing Superintendents and other educators say that state education funding is broken and dysfunctional. On Educator retirement funding, Mr The City has given Canning Hunger, Riley stated that teachers contribute a large portion to their pension system. I a nonprofit hunger relief organization, went straight to the "horses mouth" the permission to repaint curb addresses on California State Teachers Retirement public streets. This community service is part of website (CalSTRS.com) clicked on calCanning Hunger’s fundraising to provide culators and then benefit calculator. You free meals for families in Southern Calidon't have to be a member to use the calfornia communities. culators so you might want to try this at Canning Hunger is the one group home. According to the CALSTRS calwith a permit to repaint addresses and culator a teacher born in 1947, single, who worked for 35 years, accumulated accept donations. All Canning Hunger volunteers/con200 days of unused sick leave had 180 day contract, and was at ABCUSD top tractors wear a Canning Hunger t-shirt, salary of $90,000 and is retiring in June have a valid copy of the City permit, and of 2010 would receive monthly pension will offer a Canning Hunger donation reof $6,988.98 or $82,788 per year for the ceipt. If any other group or individual offers rest of his/her life. Teachers contribute to paint your curb address, please refuse 8% of their annual salary to their retiretheir services and contact either the City ment fund and a teacher that worked or the sheriffs. for 35 years would have contributed about $209,000 to his/her retirement fund. Now, how long would it take for Sign up to receive the retired teacher to use up the funds FREE LOCAL COUPONS he/she contributed? Divide $209,000 sent right to your email inbox! by $82,788 and the result would be 2.5 Go to www.yourcitycoupons.net years. Now let's say or teacher is in rela-

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A perfect pairing: Sarah Chang and Andrew Von Oeyen at Cerritos By Glen Creason You had to anticipate something special on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center, seeing the placed packed to the rafters a full twenty minutes before curtain, producing a buzz normally associated with pop music. This anxiously awaited concert by violinist Sarah Chang and pianist Andrew Von Oeyen had a lot going for it including the extremely talented duo, the enticing program filled with intriguing compositions from Johannes Brahms and the underrated Cesar Frank with a dash of the contemporary in a work by a promising young composer named Christopher Theofanidis. Without a lot of fanfare the two artists strode confidently to the stage and began a marvelous afternoon of music. Sarah Chang is beautiful and her playing is intense and animated but you could close your eyes and still be carried away by this dynamic violinist. It was also impossible to overlook the masterful playing of Andrew Von Oeyen who literally caused swoons from the audience in some of the romantic passages. Both of these artists began learning their instruments at the age of five years and even if they have not broken into their thirties they are veterans of music. The curtain-raising “Scherzo” by Brahms was short and very sweet with the vigorous give and take between the two young artists creating color in the piece. Throughout the performance Chang exuded passion, dropping her arms and holding the violin in place with her neck and chin then taking a bold paraph with

the bow to emphasize certain moments in the pieces. Occasionally her feet seemed to be off the floor all at once but more often it was something to close to a dance amidst the notes that flew from her Guarnari violin. The second Brahms composition “Sonata No. 3 in d minor, Opus 108 came in four distinctly different movements that ranged from the synchronicity of the pair in the opening “Allegro” to the heart-tugging “ Adagio,” to the fiery exchanges in the “Presto agitato.” The enthusiastic crowd applauded between movements but it seemed somehow perfectly fine since the broadly smiling artists seemed to be enjoying every note. The second half was equally amazing with the fresh and wonderfully engaging contemporary piece “Fantasy” written by Christopher Theofanidis, inspired by his infant daughter but it was much more than a lullaby. This fantasy brought forth piano notes cascading across the hall, juxtaposed against the flowing violin line which met at a most delicate and satisfying finish. The music was just way to interesting to cause any drowsiness. The lynchpin portion of the concert; Cesar Frank’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano” was in turns contemplative, then boldly dramatic with fevered interplay between the violin and piano and at last beautifully filled with yearning that was made palpable in the talented hands of Chang and Von Oeyen. Without even a hint at becoming cloying Chang’s playing just took your breath away at times. After a rousing standing ovation the pair came forth for an encore of Edward Elgar’s “Salut d’amour” that seemed perfect to finish off a wonderful afternoon of music.

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St. Irenaeus welcomes Love Thy Neighbor Captains The Anaheim Area Captain is Rafaelita “Lita” Flores. Lita has been a member of St. Irenaeus Parish for about 28 years. As a single parent of a 25 year old St. Irenaeus’ Health Ministry memson, she worked for many years in the bers are delighted to welcome five very banking business and made time to help actively involved parishioners as the parishioners as a Eucharistic minister. Love Thy Neighbor Area Captains in She is ready to be of assistance to parish2010. The five parishioners who anioners who are in the Anaheim area and swered the call to serve as Area Captains asks for prayers for her intentions. are Lita Flores for the Anaheim area, Compared to the other Area CapEvelyn “Bunny Golini” for the Buena tains, the La Palma Area Captain, Park area, John and Rosemary Lewallen Nancy Benites, is a fairly new memfor the Cypress area, and Nancy Benites ber of the St. Irenaeus Parish. Nancy for the La Palma area. All of the Area and her husband Jimmy have been Captains lead very busy daily lives, but members of the parish for about 11 take time to show their love for their years. She is a Eucharistic Minister neighbors by responding to calls for for the Sick and the Homebound help from their fellow parishioners. and also has served as a sacristan on Each of the Area Captains will be weekends when she was not workresponsible for coordinating responses ing. to requests for help from elderly parishWith 5,962 families and individuioners near their areas who may need als currently registered within the transportation to church or to doctors, boundaries of St. Irenaeus Parish, or calls from parishioners who are caregivers and need some respite care. Oth- St. Irenaeus Parish in Cypress welcomed Area the five Area Captains will be very er requests from parishioners who are Captains for the Love Thy Neighbor Ministry in busy in the months ahead respondhomebound include requests for Com- February. Pictured, left to right, are Buena Park ing to calls for help from parishiomunion in their homes, some help with Area Captain Bunny Golini, Health Ministry Di- ners. Parishioners will be asked to meals during emergencies, support for rector Sr. Rita O’Connell, and Cypress Area Cap- call the Area Captain closest to their home to ask for help or to offer any new moms, or just some visits or phone tains John and Rosemary Lewallen. help that they can give as a Love Thy calls from fellow parishioners from and John Lewallen recently volunteered Neighbor volunteer. time to time. For more information about the Love Evelyn “Bunny” Golini, the Area to serve as Area Captains for the Cypress Captain for Buena Park, has lived in the Area. Rosemary has lived in the Cypress Thy Neighbor Ministry at St. Irenaeus area for almost 50 years. She and her area for over 30 years and John for over Church, Contact Sr. Rita O’Connell, husband Jim were founding members 20 years. Rosemary has been active in Director of Health Ministry, at 714-826of St. Irenaeus Church in 1961 with Fr. the Adult Choir at St. Irenaeus and is also 0760. Peter Caslin as pastor. She continues to a Cantor at St. Irenaeus Parish Masses. By Edna Ethington

visit the Anaheim Terrace and Sunrise at La Palma every week, even after the death of her husband Jim. She also is a member of St. Irenaeus’ H.O.P.E. (Help Other People Every Day) and volunteers once at week at Precious Life Shelter in Los Alamitos. Although they are extremely busy with their work and studies, Rosemary

La Palma Neighborhood Watch honor volunteers at awards banquet By Larry Caballero If you ever wondered if it pays to volunteer, just ask the District Coordinators and Block Captains who volunteered many hours in 2009 delivering the Neighborhood Watch newsletter The Source to La Palma residents. They were honored with a certificate and dinner Feb. 18 at La Palma’s Neighborhood Watch Annual Recognition Awards Banquet at the La Palma Community Center to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. La Palma city Councilman Larry Herman and his wife Ulla were chosen as

District Coordinators of the Year. Retiring President Kitty Mallett thanked the volunteers for a job well done and introduced the new officers to the 125 guests who attended the ceremony. The Board of Directors for 2009-2010 include: President Dee Vincenti, Vice President Gail Poan, Secretary Don Burns, Treasurer Bert Poan, Membership Chair Sally Hawkins, and Ways and Means chair Steve Hwangbo. Police Chief Ed Ethell year long and said, “Crime in La Palma is at an all-time low.” Crime is down 24%

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Approximately one hundred fifty club women of the Los Cerritos District (LCD), representing thirteen local women’s clubs gathered Monday, February 22nd for the districts 51st Fine Arts Festival. The event was held at the Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex (NASC) located at 13200 Clarkdale Ave. in Norwalk. This is an annual General Federation of Women Club (GFWC) sponsored event. Fine Arts Betty Walter & Lynn Hutton include quilting, painting, photography, etc. This year Chairman Suzanne Seager invited Mary and Barbara Heiney sang “Never Walk Alone.” Crowder and Ruth Arthur to serve as Carolyn West of Lakewood WC judges. Professional photographer Rutold story “1942 My First Year as a War bin Ortiz judged the photography. Bride.” The Lakewood Club also did a The Fine Arts committee serving skit “Women of the World.” The North with Chairman Suzanne Seager inLong Beach WC did a skit with former cluded Barbara Beard of Downey WC, district president Lynn Hutton narrating. Alison Babcock and Jackie Reifenstein Helen Brown of Norwalk WC did a of Paramount WC, Paula Grimes of reading titled “A Thumbnail Sketch of South Gate WC, and Delores Harrison GFWC.” of Norwalk WC. President Pat Martin Paramount WC betty Harkema read and the Norwalk club women served as a poem “It’s Fine Today.” hostess.

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“Louvre” Forestiere, which is a deboned chicken breast stuffed with wild rice and mushrooms which is served with vegetables, potatoes and bread. Desert is Petit Fours and Petit Fondue Aux Chocolat.” “And chocolat doesn’t need a translation,” co-chair Marcia Verkaik added. “We all get hungry just talking about the menu!” As if that menu wasn’t enough to entice guests, the Sierra Room will also be decked out in beautiful Parisian-style décor. “Ivana and Marcia have really outdone themselves,” third co-chair Billie Thornton said. “They have incorporated a really big element in their design this year. And only attendees will get to see this overthe-top element. C’est magnifique!” Billie TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR added in her best French accent. If great food and beautiful décor isn’t enough

Saturday, March 6, is the date for Soroptimist’s 18th annual Monte Carlo Night. The theme is ‘Springtime in Paris,’ and it will be held at the beautiful Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts from 7 pm to 11 pm. The cost is only $75 per person for a fabulous dinner, Vegas-style gaming, and great raffles. “Everyone is busy with the final preparations,” co-chair Ivana Royse informed us. “We are wrapping the prizes and getting our decorations ready.” “Luckily we don’t have to fix the dinner,” member Mary Jane Fujimura added. “Dinner is being served by the fabulous caterer, Turnip Rose. And what a dinner! We have 3 kinds of salads including Salades d’epinards aux Fraises. That’s their signature spinach and strawberry salad,” she explained. “We are calling the main course Poulet

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Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated at New Artesia Cerritos Senior Center landscaping [l] Enjoying the Chinese Lunar New Year regulations assist water festivities at the Cerritos Senior Center Feb. 20 were Mayor Pro-Tem Joseph Cho conservation efforts and Councilmember Laura Lee. The State water supply is limited and subject to an ever-increasing demand from Californians. In response to this demand, Artesia City Council voted to create a landscape water conservation ordinance that regulates the use of water features (i.e. fountains) in landscaping. All new non-residential landscaping or hardscaping with water features that are equal to or greater than 2,500 square feet will require a special permit. All new residential water features, like pools, that are equal to or greater than

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Cerritos Crime Summary February 22-28, 2010 There were twenty-six Part I felony investigations conducted by Cerritos Sheriff’s Station personnel last week. Twenty-three were reported the previous week. Robberies and commercial burglaries were up, vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts remained the same, while residential burglaries dropped. Patrol deputies handled 282 calls for service compared to 265 the week before. The 2010 weekly average in calls for service is now 300. Three robberies were investigated. On Tuesday February 23 at 6:00 p.m. a female suspect grabbed a payment that she had just made on a repossessed vehicle and fled the business located in the 10900 block of 183rd Street. A female was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday February 24 while in the 18400 block of Kamstra Avenue at approximately 8:10 p.m. On Thursday February 25 at 7:50 p.m. four males exited a vehicle at Bloomfield Avenue and Semora Street and robbed a lone male victim of a backpack and cell phone. Two residential burglaries were investigated last week. There were four the previous week. An unlocked slid-

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ing glass door was used as entry where an MP3 player and a laptop computer were taken. The other case involved an attempt only where a window was pried but no entry made. The new 2010 weekly average in residential burglaries is 2.3. Lengthy door knocking and doorbell ringing are often utilized in an attempt to determine if anyone was home at the time. This has been used on several occasions in many jurisdictions and is known to precede a burglary. When the door is answered by a resident, the suspect will claim to be lost, solicit some type of service or product, or be mistaken by asking for someone that does not live there. If this happens to you, call Cerritos Sheriff’s Station at once to report a suspicious person. If you observe a person going door-to-door or loitering in your neighborhood, call Cerritos Sheriff’s Station so deputies can confirm the individual has a City business license. Six commercial burglaries were recorded last week, up by one from the week before. Three of the cases involved fitness center lockers during the same time frame. Closed businesses were the targets in the others where windows were shattered. Clothing, projectors, and cash were taken. The 2010 weekly average in this crime category is 3.0. Vehicle burglaries remained the

same at six last week. High-volume commercial lots were the crime scenes in only two. Two of the vehicles were SUVs. Cameras, laptop computers, GPS units, guitars, amps, wallets, and cash were missing. The new 2010 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 7.4. Remember, law enforcement officers cannot protect you from vehicle burglars. Only you can prevent your own vehicle burglary. If your property is valuable and important to you, consider leaving it at home or taking it with you when you exit the vehicle instead of leaving it visible and attractive to the would-be thief. Be especially aware of your vulnerability if you drive a pickup, SUV, or van. Thieves know that you do not have secure trunk space. Vehicle theft cases also remained the same at five last week, two of which were attempts only. High-volume commercial parking lots were involved in all five cases. Two Toyotas, an SUV, a Honda, and a Nissan were involved. The 2010 weekly average in vehicle thefts is 5.2. Even though we see more Hondas and Toyotas stolen compared to others, car thieves are not always as selective as you think and are most often just looking for transportation. The vehicles involved last week support this. Consider a steering wheel locking device that serves as a good visual deterrent.

ess, third in the nation, and the Class of 2009, upon graduation, led every other school in the country with the most money generated in financial aid and scholarships. The arts are part of the educational process, and the lack of recognition that the arts receive as being a part of the educational process that leads to such results astounds me. The faculty and administration are far from being wholly responsible for the school being the college admissions giant that it is. What drives the school is the continual spirit of the students, learning from each other as they build their own community. The school is a constantly evolving creation, something that is owned by the students as they refuse to accept the boundaries of convention. Students learn the importance of acting freely through completely non-academic activities, such as sports and – more strikingly – the arts, particularly performance arts that require a multimedia facility that Whitney currently lacks. The greatest limitation of academic learning is that it belittles the extended humanity of any subject that a student can study. The classroom generally limits the pursuit of knowledge to the distance of study rather than the intimacy of experience. Through performance arts, my classmates and I were able to collaborate with the intention of efficiently presenting an intended

purpose. We learned the significance of committing to something simply because we believed in it, and the power a single idea could have when pursued with discipline. We learned that first hand, and not from books. Despite the difficulties of borrowed, often mediocre facilities, my class was a performance class because we asked questions instead of always looking for answers. We are where we are now, the most prestigious universities in the nation, because the academic system understood, ironically, that we know there is something more to life than simply analyzing the human condition – sometimes, we must take action for the sake of its improvement. Whitney is pleased to announce that we have been conditionally awarded California Proposition 1D funds totaling $3 million for the construction of an auditorium and multi-media training facility on the WHS campus. To receive the money, we must raise matching funds by the end of 2009! The ABCUSD School Board has generously pledged $1 million to the project. If you would like to contribute or help us raise the remaining required funds, please contact Principal Patricia Hager at (562) 926-5566 x22307. This is an exciting opportunity to grow and improve Whitney's educational facilities! Please join us in this work.

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and an additional $155,000 from Health Benefits/workers Compensation Fund. The Majority on the Board felt those three programs were essential for the wellbeing of the students. They also said many parents in the District would not be able to afford the $20 fee for high school transportation and therefore their children would miss many high school athletic activity. Parent Apathy Scorned Craig Yamachika, a parent with two children in ABC schools said he was a little bit disappointed to see some of the after school programs proposed for elimination. The programs encourage teamwork and helps give the students a well-rounded education. They need more than academics. They need to be involved and be productive in the community. They go to art programs, music programs where they learn competent skills, which help them in math and other things. In sports they learn how to be team members. That’s part of life. They learn to deal with it. He said he was disappointed with the lack of community interest. I got here 30 minutes before the meeting started. I wanted a place to park my car and get a seat. We have a $6.5 million deficit here compounded from the last three, and yet the community is not outraged. I’m sitting here with the most important topic of the day and maybe 25 to 30 percent of the room is occupied. I expected people to be overflowing out to the parking lot. He said it was probably apathy by the parents. They should be ashamed of themselves. Yamachika was not alone in expressing disappointment on parent’s lack of interest in the budget crisis. The Board also expressed dismay on the apparent lack of interest, especially since the state’s continued budget cuts in education and how it is affecting the classroom. District PTA President Louise Dodson said PTA [Parents and Teachers] members are very concerned with the cutbacks. “They may not be here,” she said, “”but there is a lot of concern.” At the Feb. 16 meeting Gavin Riley,

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Korver, Valley Christian knock out St. Paul in fourth quarter, return to divisional finals By Loren Kopff LAKEWOOD-Just like the good old days, the Valley Christian girls basketball team is back in the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division V-AA championship game. The Lady Crusaders rallied from seven points down in the fourth quarter to defeat third ranked St. Paul 55-48 and earn a berth in tonight’s title game against top ranked Serra at Mater Dei High School. The second ranked Lady Crusaders (24-6) got a strong performance from sophomore Kari Korver, who poured in a game-high 26 points and hit five three-pointers. Junior Jelissa Holder was perfect on all eight of her free throws in the fourth quarter and put her team ahead for good with 1:17 remaining with two of those charity shots. “A lot of it was the leadership of Kari Korver,” said V.C. head coach Katie Hardeman. “She wanted that game badly and so that inspired the other girls.” “[Senior Taylor Cotton] really brought a lot of intensity in the fourth quarter and Jelissa was hitting her free throws like no other,” Korver said. “She had a

Same score, different opponent, another championship for Cerritos girls water polo By Loren Kopff IRVINE-The Cerritos girls water polo team is beginning to get accustomed to the pool at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center for the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division VI championship. Last season, the Lady Dons edged Warren 10-9 in overtime for their first title in school history. Last Saturday, braving a light rain between the third and fourth quarters and again in overtime, Cerritos accomplished the same feat with the same score but against La Quinta. After both teams scored once in the second overtime, senior Alodie Gaerlan scored the game winner with 2:39 remaining in sudden death, 12 seconds after La Quinta’s Hannah Lowell was called for her third exclusion of the contest. “It was very exciting for sure,” said Cerritos head coach Peter Kemp. “I never had a doubt but then we’ve been in situations like this before. Last year was a come from behind win in overtime for CIF and a league title.” Cerritos, which was down 7-4 after three quarters, came back to tie the game at 8-8 with 10 seconds remaining in regulation. Following a steal from juCIF BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

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great game. We all just one playoff game brought it. We exwhere they played tertended our defense and rible. In the first half, really pressured them.” the Lady Crusaders St. Paul scored the first were true on seven of seven points of the 17 shots from the field game and led by nine but five of those shots points by the end of were from beyond the the first quarter. The arc including one from Lady Crusaders were Korver with 1:27 left in frustrated by St. Paul’s the half. That made the defense early on and score 21-20 in favor turned the ball over of St. Paul and marked nine times in the openthe closest the hosts ing quarter. The last would get in the half. thing V.C. wanted was “We weren’t executing a repeat of last season’s very well in the first 39-19 semifinal loss half,” Korver said. “We to St. Joseph of Santa usually run our plays a Maria. That game was lot better. They scouted played at Gahr and us really well.” Hardeman was hoping Korver would feed a the new venue would pass to Cotton nearly have better results. midway through the “We have bad memo- Valley Christian sophomore Kari Ko- third quarter who ries from our semifinal rver will not let Stephanie Rodriguez gave V.C. its first lead game last year, so all of St. Paul stop her from getting off a of the game at 24-23. we talked about was I shot in last Saturday night's California But the Swordsmen feel like we’re a better Interscholastic Federation-Southern went on a 16-8 run team,” Hardeman said. Section Division V-AA semifinal game. and were in a good “We’re more expeposition with 6:36 Photo by MIKE ZOETEWEY. rienced and we have left in the game. almost all of the same That’s when Holder, girls back and we have a little bit more Korver and junior Jamie Perez took leadership.” over. First, Perez nailed her third threeHardeman also received a bit of advice pointer of the game, followed by another from Bryan Branderhorst, the boys head one from Korver 25 seconds later. But coach. He told her that they had to win the turning point came at the 1:17 mark

when St. Paul’s Brittni Tapia fouled Holder, then was assessed a technical foul after slamming the basketball on the court in disgust. Four free throws and a basket from Holder four seconds later put the Lady Crusaders up 48-43. “I just didn’t want to feel like that again in the semifinals,” Korver remembered from last season. “After losing like that, it was embarrassing and we knew we could do better. With this team, we felt like we should win this game.” Korver was seven of 15 from the field, seven of eight at the line and pulled down seven rebounds. Even when she missed three of her shots in the fourth quarter, she was still frustrated but got help from the rest of her team. Holder scored 15 points and was 11 of 12 from the line and had five rebounds while Perez added 11 points and four rebounds. Cotton also had four boards. “She expects every shot to go in and she does get frustrated when she misses,” Hardeman said of Korver. “It helped big time in the first half that Jamie Perez was able to knock down a couple of shots. “Give them credit; they had us scouted well,” Hardeman added. “They knew how to make us turn it over, they knew our weak spots and they knew our offense better than we did.” V.C. will be appearing in its 19th CIF divisional championship game having won 10 titles. The last time the Lady Crusaders reached the finals, they fell to Marlborough 39-34 in the 2004 IV-AA championship.

nior Katherine Gabayeron, senior Pamela Leung scored her only goal of the game. The assist went to junior Jacqueline Jankaew who redeemed herself after missing a pair of shots inside the final 90 seconds of regulation. But Jankaew wasn’t done just yet as she gave Cerritos its second lead of the game with 2:27 remaining in the second overtime when she scored her third goal with the Lady Dons up a player following an exclusion from Lowell. “I believed in my team and I knew that the person that shot the ball could catch my shot and make the goal for the team,” Jankaew said. “When I made that shot, I couldn’t believe that I was actually making that shot. It doesn’t really matter what I did; we did it as a team.” “She was clutch today,” Kemp said. “We talked a little bit during the game about being patient. It seemed like early in the game she was rushing things, maybe panicking a little bit.” The second ranked Lady Dons (18-13) had their chances to put the game away early. Three of their five shots in the first quarter either hit the post or the crossbar but the team still led 2-1 on man-advantage goals from Gaerlan and Jankaew. Two more shots in the second quarter were tipped over by La Quinta goalie Nicole Rodriguez and the Blackhawks, making the long trip from the desert, rallied to take a 5-3 lead at halftime. Cerritos hurt itself with 13 turnovers in the half but settled down over the next 20:21 with seven turnovers. “We were getting shots and that’s all

that really matters,” Kemp said. “I told the girls if we’re missing shots or if our percentage is low, I need them to take more shots. Alodie got some really good looks at two meters but wasn’t able to quite find the cage on all of them but she was getting the looks.” With 4:50 left in the third quarter, Gabayeron scored on a breakaway after a turnover but La Quinta scored two goals in a span of 37 seconds to take a 7-4 lead. Cerritos was still trailing by three early in the fourth before Gaerlan scored twice in less than a minute, the second up a player. Cerritos would score seven man-advantage goals. Following Jankaew’s go-ahead goal in the second overtime, Lowell tied the contest as she scored from seven meters out with one second remaining on the shot clock. Then the rain came for the second time and although neither team would take a shot the rest of the session, it just took the one big shot in sudden death. “I was more nervous because last year I didn’t get to play as much as I did this year,” Jankaew said. “So, it’s more exciting.” “We were relying on our defense coming into this game,” Kemp said. “Offense is always inconsistent on every team. We knew we would get the looks but more than everything in that first half, we just weren’t running team defense.” The Lady Dons were hoping to face top ranked Downey, the team that kept Cerritos from winning another San Gabriel Valley League championship. However, the fifth ranked Blackhawks upset

Downey in the semifinals. In fact, La Quinta faced three teams from the SGVL in the playoffs. Cerritos now joins Rowland and Downey as two-time Division VI champions and moves closer to the Cerritos boys, who have won three CIF championships. “We’re working on it,” Kemp said of keeping pace with the boys. “We’re definitely anticipating getting bumped up a couple of divisions next year. We definitely have to step up our game. It’s a great start for us.”

ter and the Gladiators trailing 46-43, Ware left the game due to cramps in his leg. Potts would also leave the game with the same ailment and the top ranked Cavaliers took advantage by going on a 24-7 run to turn the close game into a rout. Keith Shamburger, who was guarding Ware throughout most of the game, scored 13 of those 24 points and finished the game with 32 points including half a dozen three-pointers. Potts, meanwhile, would score two points in the second half after scoring 13 in the first half and attempted five shots in the second half. “With Ervin and Davon we have a shot,” said Gahr head coach Bob Becker. “Without Ervin and Davon, we have no shot. We can’t do it without those two. That’s too bad; it was a hell of a run we had.” The fourth ranked Gladiators (25-5) showed they could stay close with the Cavaliers in the first quarter, scoring the final seven points inside the final 50 sec-

onds of the stanza to tie the contest at 1818. Ware, who had one of his three steals of the game, dished off to Potts with 2.4 seconds left in the quarter for the tying bucket. But Serra responded by opening the second quarter on a 10-0 run before Gahr rallied back to trail by one at the half. Potts and sophomore Anthony Martinez combined for 20 of the 29 first half points but more noticeable was the fact that Shamburger was held to eight points off of a pair of three-pointers. That would change in a heartbeat in the second half as he erupted to nail down four more downtown shots. Martinez would sink two trifecta’s of his own in the third quarter. But without Potts and Ware, who tried to return in the fourth quarter, it was simply too much for the Gladiators to overcome inside a standing room only crowd at Cerritos High School. “It’s always the player’s decision,” Becker said. “They feel they can come

back and we gave both of them a shot at it. Neither one of them could go. They were cramping up too bad. We went through a lot of games this year without that. We pressed a lot and trapped a lot more. It was very hot in here and they lost a lot of fluids. Those things happen. “You have to guard the inside so much against them,” Becker added. “Give them credit. We couldn’t match their fire power.” Despite making just three of 20 field goals in the second quarter, Gahr was nine of 16 from the field in the third quarter. But Serra was just a bit better with 11 of its 18 shots true. Martinez would score 13 points while senior Charles Nebo added 10 points. Ware had seven rebounds, followed by six from junior Josh Perkins and five from Martinez. The 60 points was a season-low for a team that averaged 81.4 points a game. Gahr will still be among the top teams in Southern California next season as the bulk of its team returns.

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There is also a slight chance the Gladiators can get in the CIF Southern California Division III state playoffs. Those brackets won’t be released until Sunday evening. “They’re good; they’re solid,” Becker said of Serra. “They’re going to give Compton Centennial a good game. They have a lot of weapons. Maybe they’re number one in the state. We’ll soon find out. They’re really hard to beat.” CIF BOYS SOCCER

Norwalk bullied around by North Torrance, hit by the quarterfinal hex again By Loren Kopff TORRANCE-Norwalk’s boys soccer team had host North Torrance right where it wanted it last Thursday afternoon in a California Interscholastic FederationSouthern Section Division IV quarterfinal game. The fourth ranked Lancers had the wind at their back and were moving the ball well against the Saxons. But North Torrance felt it had to defend its own turf and when the game turned physical in the second half, the Lancers had to change their game plan. The end result was a heartbreaking 2-1 loss that saw three key Norwalk players leave the game due to injuries. The Lancers finish the season at 15-5-2. “We kind of started playing their game, just kicking the ball long,” said Norwalk head coach Vinson Pluma. “It changed around and they got more physical because they noticed we could pass the ball and they started systematically fouling us. You shouldn’t coach your players to systematically foul. That’s not how the game should be played.” Senior forward Alejandro Maciel, the offensive most valuable player of the Suburban League, left the game midway through the second half but managed to return with nine minutes remaining. Also leaving the contest were junior midfielder Louis Cortez and sophomore midfielder Michael Bautista. Still, the Lancers were attacking early in the game and it began seven minutes in when senior defender Manuel Corona’s free kick from 65 yards out hit the crossbar. Two minutes later, Corona took a corner kick that went to junior forward Andres Silva who poked it in for his ninth goal of the season and fifth in the last seven games. Then in the 22nd minute, the league’s defensive most valuable player took another long free kick, this time 57 yards out. However, it would be punched up and over the crossbar by the North Torrance goalkeeper. Norwalk outshot the Saxons 5-2 in the half despite the hosts taking six corner kicks. North Torrance tied the game in the 27th minute when Paul Mares took a shot that was punched out by sophomore goalkeeper Ezekiel Zuniga but went right to Rudy Delgado. Another chance by Norwalk 10 minutes into the second half was thwarted again by the Saxon’s keeper and five minutes later, Claudio Rodriguez scored the game winner off a throw-in from Brian Russell. “It’s just another game,” Pluma said. “It doesn’t define us at all. But they took it far and these guys will have confidence in the program and confidence in themselves. They’ll come back stronger next year.” Again, Norwalk took more shots than the hosts in the second half (7-6) but the Suburban League champions just couldn’t overcome the rather unusual physical performance from North Torrance which was whistled 17 times for infractions. The Lancers have won the league four times since the turn of the century and advanced to the quarterfinals for the fourth time in school history, but never moving on to the semifinals. The program began in the 1978-1979 school year and two seasons later, the Lancers made their first trip to the quarterfinals and as recent as the 20052006 season prior to last Thursday. “The last time we got knocked out in the quarterfinals, five minutes into the game one of their guys elbows one of our guys and takes him out,” Pluma said. “Again, if we’re going to end up having to do that, then we’re going to have to teach our guys to go cleat high in the quarterfinals.”

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Continued from page 1 CCPA would provide three day facility usage, including all facility needs, inhouse production and staff costs for the festival at no cost to the Friends. He said during their review of their budget last year, the Friends evaluated all their programs resulting in the elimination of lower return fundraising events. They voted to focus on their core mission of providing arts education programs for teachers and school children from throughout Southern California. At the same time city staff was engaged in a similar process. Springer said each CCPA department budget was cut by 10 percent. The Family Arts Festival was viewed to be outside the CCPA core mission. As a result of the Friends decision to drop the Festival from their budget, CCPA did likewise removing money from its budget that in previous years would have traditionally supported the Festival. Councilmember Carol Chen asked if the Council voted to sponsor the Festival, would there enough time to organize the event by June? Springer replied they have a very good staff and in the very short timeline they have, the staff would make it happen. She said she was also looking to see if there was enough community support. Chen also wanted to know what other sources of funding was available beside the city’s reserve. City Manager Art Gallucci said the money earmarked in the budget for the Festival was moved back into the General Fund. He said another option is CDBG funds, which the city can’t use but can trade with another city for funds it can utilize. In this case the city was La Mirada. “That money should reach us in June in the amount of $250,000. What we’ve done in the past is put it in the CCPA trust fund which is

$10 million now.” He said last year half the money from the trade went to the Challenged Children Program. Planning Commissioner Ken Cha, speaking as a resident, said he didn’t think the city should sponsor the Festival but should get on with its business. He admitted the program was a good one but with the economy in recession, he didn’t believe the city should sponsor it. “We have many other programs that are free to the public throughout the year. We should stick to the approved city budget, he said. Planning Commission Cindy Yen Chen, said if the money was approved it would be well spent, with visitors receiving Art education, which the Festival affords. She suggested if more volunteers were invited to participate and open the booths for rent they could reduce the [paid] staff and cut down the cost. “There are a lot of things we can do." Mayor Bruce Barrows pointed out that the city is facing a $2.3 million budget deficit at the present time. The city manager agreed and said they hoped to erase it by the end of the current fiscal year. Council Approval Urged Other speakers urged the council to approve sponsorship of the festival for this year, emphasizing the festival opens the door to the world of art for the first time to many city youngsters. “Most of the programs held at the CCPA require paid tickets and exclude children under the age of five,” said one resident. “The festival provides an opportunity for all residents to participate and provides “our” children their first experience with art in a stress free environment.” She submitted a petition with 223 signatures in support of the Festival and urged the council to provide the necessary funding. Members of the Friends also emphasized the impact the festival has on the children. Another benefit, they said it provides a venue for local groups between the ages of 25 and 30 to perform before

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audiences that include friends and family. Often the children are invited onto the stage to participate in the performance. Former Mayor Gloria Kappe and a member of the Friends Board of Directors admitted the funds this year were not there curtailing the Friends programs. “We cannot do the programs we would like to do,” she stated. It was a difficult decision to make but this year they could not afford the Festival. “We are planning to hold it next year.” Councilmember Chen asked how much time and support the Friends could contribute if the council agreed to sponsor the program this year. “To what degree would they be involved?” Kappe said that would be a decision made by the Board, which w meets Mar. 11. She said they have staff and various volunteer groups that normally help with the festival but the volunteer groups have been notified the Friends could not sponsor the program this year. Asked if the Friends were thinking about holding the Festival every other year, Kappe said it depends on what happens financially.” Most of us would like to see it held every year,” she said. Former Board Member George Ray described the Festival as a program for all ages. He disagreed with the staff report, which said it cost $30,000. What they failed to say is the festival actually brought in $26,700 in new revenue The difference is a cost of a few thousand dollars with six to eight thousand people in attendance. He concluded by saying the Friends do not get the credit for holding the festival. The city does. The council however, voted 4-1 not to sponsor the Festival. Councilman Jim Edwards said it wasn’t only a budget consideration but he didn’t believe there was enough time to put it together. Councilmembers Edwards, Mayor Pro Tem Joseph Cho, Mayor Bruce Barrows and Councilmember Laura Lee voted no. Councilmember Carol Chen voted yes.

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Soroptimist International Of Norwalk P.O. Box 125, Norwalk, CA 90650 • (714) 412-0183 Alondra Senior Citizens Club 11929 Alondra Boulevard Norwalk, CA 90650 (562) 865-7774 Tere Kopriski, President 2nd & 4th Wed 1:30 p.m. Social Services Center (562) 929-5844 Golden Trowel Norwalk Masonic Lodge #273 12345 E. Rosecrans Ave Norwalk, CA 90650, 2nd Thursday 7:30 p.m. Norwalk Lions Club P.O. Box 1712 Norwalk, CA 90650 Custodio Celeste, President 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 4th Thursday Board Meetings 7:00 p.m. Bruce's Restaurant 12623 Imperial Hwy. American Legion Post #359 11986 Front Street, Norwalk, CA 90650 562-864-9021 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. Legion Hall American Legion Post #359 11986 Front St. Drawing, Cake Walk, and Karaoke Every Saturday evening in Post Hole Club Drawing is at 8:00 p.m. RECURRING EVENTS: STEAK LUNCH Every Wednesday 11:30am - 2:30pm KARAOKE Every Saturday 7:30pm POST MEETINGS 3rd Thursday of each month 7:30pm AUXILIARY MEETINGS 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:30pm Rotary Club of Norwalk P.O. Box 1243, Norwalk, CA Meets Mondays, Noon Norwalk Marriot Hotel Knights of Columbus Council #3678 Tom Sandoval, Grand Knight 12138 Front Street (714) 952-4724 • Norwalk Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7138 12186 Front Street (mail) Norwalk, CA 90651 (562) 864-9246 Elks Lodge-BPOE #2142 13418 Clarkdale Ave. Norwalk CA 90650 (562) 868-6603 Jim Duckett, Exhaulted Ruler (562) 868-1924 Thursdays 7:30 p.m. at Elks Lodge Rotary Club of Norwalk P.O. Box 1243, Norwalk, Sara Karsgens, President Mondays, noon, Norwalk Marriott Hotel (562) 921-0033 for info. Norwalk Woman's Club

Place: Masonic Lodge 12345 Rosecrans Ave. Time: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Norwalk Community Coordinating Council William Clark, President Helen Brown, Vice President Meets 4th Wed. during the school year. P.O. Box 521 Norwalk (562) 921-4218 www.nccconline.us 1:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Changes every 2 years in May - June - August. City Council Meeting 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Norwalk Redevelopment Agency 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 5:00 p.m., U.S. Constitution Room/#4, Norwalk City Hall. 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Norwalk Housing Authority 3rd Tuesday of each month 5:45 p.m. Council Chambers, Norwalk City Hall. 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Planning Commission 2nd and 4th Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, Norwalk City Hall. 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Southland Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines Norwalk Masonic Center 12345 E. Rosecrans Tuesdays at 7 PM Relay For Life Meeting Monday, Dec. 7th at 6:30 p.m. Frantone's on Alondra Contact: Helen Brown 562-921-4218

Cerritos AAUW (American Assn. of University Women) Saurabh Deedwania (562) 404-4488 Meets every 3rd Thursday, Skyline Room-Cerritos Library. CERRITOS SENIOR Gadabouts meet the second, third & fourth Mondays at the Cerritos Senior Center at Pat Nixon Park, 12340 South St. Judy Mendes, President 562-860-2151 HUBERT HUMPHREY DEMOCRATIC CLUB CoCo’s 7pm. 3rd Monday. Nikki Noushkam 562.7124072. CERRITOS REPUBLICAN CLUB Cerritos Library 7p.m 2nd Tuesday. Allen Wood 865-7294. OPTIMIST CLUB Off Street Cafe 7a.m. 1st, 2nd, 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m. 3rd Thursday. ROTARY CLUB Hometown Buffet noon Mondays VFW POST 1846 Heritage Park, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. 18600 Bloomfield Ave. Jeffrey Enomoto 714-292-2985 SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL Coco’s Restaurant 6p.m. 2nd Wed. & 12p.m. 4th Wed. WOMEN’S CLUB

CPE 2nd Thursday. Gail Grossman at 562-926-8487 LIONS CLUB 11514 E. 178th Street, Artesia. 1st & 3rd Tuesday. Milton Hicks 926-3792. CONTACTS Business Networking Group Wednesdays, 7a.m. at Mimi’s Café, Cerritos Towne Center. Larry Massa 562-920-0554. CONNECTIONS Business Networking Group. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. at Coco’s Restaurant. Barbara 869-7618. CERRITOS LEADS CLUB Tuesdays 7–8:30 a.m. Mimi’s, in the Towne Center. Call 1-800767-7337. TOASTMASTERS The Cerritos Cheerful Chatters Toastmasters Club meets at Noon every other Wednesday at the SELACO Workforce Investment Board: 10900 E. 183rd > Street, 3rd Floor. Have fun and work on your speaking skills. Visitors are welcome! Call Tammy: (800) 481 - 6555 ext. 1213. ECLECTIC DIALECTIC TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the Avalon at Cerritos, 1000 Falcon Way, Cerritos,. Ron Jung 924-1808. GOLDEN SANDS CHORUS An award-winning Sweet Adeline Chorus. Women of all ages and experience levels welcome. Rehearsals Wednesdays 7 p.m., Lakewood Masonic Center, 5918 Parkcrest St., Long Beach. (562) 630-8445 GOOD SAM Camp outings 2nd weekend each month. Howard Remsen 714-521-1076. JOURNEYS Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Pathways office, 3300 South Street #206, Long Beach Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Lakewood Regional Medical Center, 3700 South Street Classroom A, Lakewood Call Cindy Skovgard at 562-531-3031 MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) A program for mothers with children under the age of five, meet 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 9 to 11:15 a.m. at New Life Community Church, 18800 Norwalk Blvd., Artesia. CERRITOS AGLOW LIGHTHOUSE, “A Network of Caring Christian Women” Hometown Buffet in Cerritos 11471 E South St. Call Charyl, 562-865-5311. SELF HELP FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED Long Beach/ Lakewood Chapter, second Thursday of each month at the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Avenue in Lakewood at 6:30 p.m. free. 429-7099 CALIFORNIA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSN (CRTA) Meets at 12p.m. the third Friday of alternative months at the Ebell Club, Third and Cerritos, Long Beach. 925-1938. IRONWOOD WOMEN’S GOLF CLUB 16449 Piuma Avenue • Cerritos, Ca 990703 • Irene Orozco, President (562) 926-5017 • Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m.

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562-925-1753 NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and pursuant to Section 1988 of the California Civil Code, the property listed below believed to be abandoned by: Wien Bakery, LLC Who last known business address was: 18929 Norwalk Blvd., Artesia, CA 90701 Will be sold at public auction on: Date: March 11, 2010 Time: 11:00 a.m. Place: 18929 Norwalk Blvd., Artesia, CA 90701 Preview: 9:00 a.m. Description of Property: Bakery inventory including True refrig, True freezer, tables & chairs, refrig display cases, Bunn coffee mchn & grinder, fax, Hobart comm mixer, 36 oven trays, 2-burner comm. Stove, Hobart comm. Oven, Hoshizaki freezer & refrig, stainless tables, ice maker, food scale, slicer, misc kitchen items, misc. decor items Terms of sale are: cash in lawful money of the United States, money order or cashier's check, with sale going to the highest bidder in competitive bidding, the property must be paid for and removed by the purchaser at the time of sale. Cost of advertising and sale will be paid for from the proceeds of sale. Dated: February 10, 2010 Richard L. Seide, Esq. 901 Dove Street, Suite 120 Newport Beach, CA 92660-3018 Tele: (949) 474-8000 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-512344 INC Title Order No. 090783758-CADCI APN 7038-009-007 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/28/06. 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 03/11/10 at 10:30 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/06/06 in Instrument No. 06 2230763 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: Doris Sison, A Married 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, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 18615 RHINE 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: $647,365.09 (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: February 17, 2010 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.comASAP# 3450794 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010, 03/05/2010

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-03997-3 CA Loan No. 0031612856 Title Order No. 090804947-CA-MSI APN 7033-025-007 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 6, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 18, 2010, at 10:30 AM, at the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA,Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on March 16, 2007, as Instrument No. 20070592426 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA , executed by: HUGO AVILA AND ANA MARIE AVILA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18102 DEVLIN AVENUE, ARTESIA, CA 90701 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $550,445.01 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: February 26, 2010 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 135 Main St. Ste. 1900, San Francisco , CA 94105, 415-247-2450 By: Stephanie Alonzo Authorized Signature The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.52(c) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee's or beneficiary's authorized agent has obtained an exemption from the state regulator that is current and valid and the additional 90 day period does not apply. This loan servicer has implemented a comprehensive loan modification program that meets the requirements of civil code section California Civil Code 2923.53. 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 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Fidelity National Title Company, as Agent for the mortgage loan servicer as defined under California Civil Code section 2923.53 (k)(3) SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-259-7850 ASAP# 3462277 02/26/2010, 03/05/2010, 03/12/2010

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TSG No.: 4310618 TS No.: 20099070822273 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/06. 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 PRO¬CEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 11, 2010 at 11:30 AM, First American LoanStar Trustee Services LLC as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 07/07/06, as Instru¬ment No. 06 1503248, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: CARLTON L DOWDY,. 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 W. 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# 7012 002 026. The street address and other com¬mon designation, if any, of the real property described above is pur¬ported to be: 16707 JUDY WAY #26, CERRITOS, CA 90703. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remain¬ing 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 un¬paid balance of the obligation se¬cured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, ex¬penses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $303,309.14. The benefi¬ciary under said Deed of Trust here¬tofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Elec¬tion 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. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corpora¬tions 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 Califor¬nia Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the require¬ments. Date: 02/18/10, First Ameri¬can Title Insurance Company First American LoanStar Trustee Ser¬vices LLC, 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers -- FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 530-672-3033. First American Loanstar Trustee Services LLC May be Acting as a Debt Collec¬tor Attempting to Collect a Debt. Any Information obtained will be used for that purpose. NPP0153267 02/19/10, 02/26/10, 03/05/10 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0157908 Title Order No. 09-8-480678 Investor/Insurer No. 147385020 APN No. 7156-026-008 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/20/2006. 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 FIDELA MEJIA, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/20/2006 and recorded 12/01/06, as Instrument No. 06 2665206, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2010 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2739 DOLLAR STREET, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90712. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $601,916.21. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 01/23/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3451439 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010, 03/05/2010

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 440079CA Loan No. 0694936063 Title Order No. 295447 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-25-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-19-2010 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-01-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 05-1274660, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: CLARO T GRAGERA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant 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 373, OF TRACT NO. 18101, IN THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 542 PAGES 42 TO 48 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPTING THEREFROM, ALL OIL, OIL RIGHTS, NATURAL GAS RIGHTS, MINERAL RIGHTS, ALL OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES BY WHATSOEVER NAME KNOWN AND ALL WATER, CLAIMS OR RIGHTS TO WATER, TOGETHER WITH APPURTENANT RIGHTS THERETO, WITHOUT, HOWEVER, ANY RIGHT TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND NOR ANY PORTION OF THE SUBSURFACE LYING ABOVE A DEPTH OF 500 FEET, AS EXCEPTED OR RESERVED BY DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 32094 PAGE 1, OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $432,647.49 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 4670 DEEBOYAR AVENUE LAKEWOOD, CA 90712 APN Number: 7152-007-036 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. 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. DATE: 02-26-2010 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# 3439018 02/26/2010, 03/05/2010, 03/12/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee's Sale No. CA-BUL-096766 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/12/1997. 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 March 11, 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 SELMA PEVAR, ERIC PEVAR AND STACY PEVAR, A CALIFORNIA GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, as Trustors, recorded on 12/24/1997, as Instrument No. 97 2015551, 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. 7150-027-018; 7150-027-013, 7150027-015, 7150-027-019 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 4151 E. CARSON ST. , LAKEWOOD, CA 90712. 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 $227,410.37. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SALE INFORMATION LINE: 714730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com Dated: 02/16/2010 ASSET FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE By Georgina Rodriguez, Foreclosure Assistant ASAP# 3451212 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010, 03/05/2010

20100229998 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as VL and Company, 11432 South Street, #239, Cerritos, CA 90703, Vivian Tee Lee, 19403 Elton Circle, Cerritos, CA. 90703. The following business is conducted as an individual. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Vivian Tee Lee The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/19/2010. 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. 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 02/26, 03/05, 03/12, 03/19/2010. 20100250738 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Tann Tutoring Institute and Tann Realtor, 13047 Artesia Blvd, C104, Cerritos, CA 90703, Edric International, 13047 Artesia Blvd, C104,Cerritos, CA. 90703. The following business is conducted as a corporation. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Chen Teh Tang, President The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/24/2010. 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 02/26, 03/05, 03/12, 03/19/2010. 20100250739 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as ELB Design & Drafting Services, 17410 Elaine Avenue, Artesia, CA 90701, Elizalde L. Buendia, 17410 Elaine Avenue, Artesia, CA 90701. The following business is conducted as an individual. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Elizalde Buendia The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/24/2010. 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 02/26, 03/05, 03/12, 03/19/2010. 20100183438 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Top Parts Unlimited, Inc. and J & C Enterprises, Inc. 16609 Valley View Avenue, Cerritos, CA 90703, Top Parts Unlimited, Inc., 16609 Valley View Avenue, Cerritos, CA. 9 0703. The following business is conducted as a corporation. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Peter Lee, Chief Operations Officer The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/09/2010. 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 02/26, 03/05, 03/12, 03/19/2010.


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CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT NOTICE OF INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE 226th STREET EXTENSION FROM ARLINE AVENUE TO PIONEER BOULEVARD

Notice is hereby given that City of Hawaiian Gardens invites sealed bids pertaining to the item(s) listed below: SEALED BIDS DUE: WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2010 TIME OF BID OPENING: 11:30 A.M., or soon thereafter. LOCATION OF BID OPENING: City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA. 90716 SEALED BIDS: The City of Hawaiian Gardens invites sealed bids for the Hawaiian Gardens 226th Street Extension from Arline Avenue to Pioneer Boulevard Project (CDBG No. 601104) and will receive such bids in the office of the City Clerk, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716, up to the hour of 11:30 am, on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at which time they will be publicly opened. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at City Hall, Council Chambers 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. This project will include cold milling, curb ramps, raised median, sidewalk, curb and gutter, AC pavement, relocation of catch basin, stamped concrete, landscaping, irrigation, street lights, striping, and all items not mentioned but indicated on Plans and Specifications. Copies of the Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents are available from the City of Hawaiian Gardens, Community Development Department 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716, upon payment of a $25 nonrefundable fee, if picked up, or payment of a $40 nonrefundable fee, if mailed. Should you have any questions regarding this project please contact the City of Hawaiian Gardens at (562) 420-2641 ext. 208 or ext. 216. Published: Los Cerritos Community News – March 5, 2010

CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT NOTICE OF INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE 2009-10 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION ON VARIOUS STREETS

Notice is hereby given that City of Hawaiian Gardens invites sealed bids pertaining to the item(s) listed below: SEALED BIDS DUE: WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2010 TIME OF BID OPENING: 11:00 A.M., or soon thereafter. LOCATION OF BID OPENING: City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA. 90716 SEALED BIDS: The City of Hawaiian Gardens invites sealed bids for the Hawaiian Gardens 2009-10 Pavement Rehabilitation on Various Streets Project (CDBG No. 601202-09) and will receive such bids in the office of the City Clerk, 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716, up to the hour of 11:00 am, on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at which time they will be publicly opened. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at City Hall, Council Chambers 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. This project will include cold milling, ARHM overlay, remove and replace curb ramp, driveway approach, sidewalk, curb and gutter, AC pavement, striping, and all items not mentioned but indicated in the Plans and Specifications. Copies of the Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents are available from the City of Hawaiian Gardens, Community Development Department 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California 90716, upon payment of a $25 nonrefundable fee, if picked up, or payment of a $40 nonrefundable fee, if mailed. Should you have any questions regarding this project please contact the City of Hawaiian Gardens at (562) 420-2641 ext. 208 or ext. 216. Published: Los Cerritos Community News – March 5, 2010 ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ABC Unified School District will receive up to but not later than 9:00 AM on the 19th day of March 2010 sealed bids for: Bid # ABC – 1357 Custodial Supplies Bid All bids shall be made and presented on a form furnished by the District. Bids submitted conform to the terms and conditions stated on said form. Bids shall be received in the office of the Purchasing Department at 16700 Norwalk Blvd., Cerritos, CA., 90703 and shall be opened and publicly read aloud at the above stated time and place. Bids and specifications may be obtained from the Purchasing Department at the above address on March 8, 2010 or later. Los Cerritos Community News

March 5, 2010 March 12, 2010 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/5/10 and 3/12/10 CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR ATHLETIC STUDIO USES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City of Artesia has prepared an Initial Study and Draft Negative Declaration pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the following project: PROJECT: The project is known as Case No. 2010-05: A request for approval of a Code Amendment to amend the Artesia Municipal Code to allow athletic studios to be conditionally permitted in the Light Manufacturing and Industrial (M-1), Heavy Manufacturing and Industrial (M-2), Commercial Planned Development (C-P-D), Mix Commercial Residential (M-C-R), Commercial Transition (C-T), Commercial General (C-G) Zones, and principally permitted in the Service and Professional (C-S-P) Zone. APPLICATIONS: The following applications will be considered by the City in connection with the project (Case No. 2010-05): allowing athletic studios to be conditionally permitted in the Light Manufacturing and Industrial (M-1), Heavy Manufacturing and Industrial (M-2), Commercial Planned Development (C-P-D), Mix Commercial Residential (M-C-R), Commercial Transition (C-T), Commercial General (C-G) Zones, and principally permitted in the Service and Professional (C-S-P) Zone. PUBLIC HEARINGS: The Artesia Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the project and on the Initial Study and the Negative Declaration on March 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Artesia City Council Chambers located at 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California 90701. The Artesia City Council will hold a public hearing on the same project and documents on April 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Artesia City Council Chambers, at the same address listed above. The Artesia City Council will consider and make a decision whether or not to adopt the Negative Declaration at the April 12, 2010 City Council meeting. COMMENT PERIOD: The Initial Study and the Draft Negative Declaration will be available for a 20-day public review and comment period commencing March 2, 2008 and ending on March 22, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Copies of the documents are available from, and comments may be made by mail, facsimile or hand-delivery during the comment period to, the Artesia Planning Department, Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California 90701. Telephone: (562) 865-6262; Facsimile: (562) 865-6240. Staff Contact: Mr. Okina Dor. If you challenge this proposal in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Artesia at, or prior to, the public hearings on the project. MAILED: March 2, 2010 PUBLISHED: March 2, 2010

Okina Dor Associate Planner Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 3/5/10

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0120788 Title Order No. 09-8-354398 Investor/Insurer No. 1701275209 APN No. 7012-004-028 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MIGUEL MENDEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 05/19/2006 and recorded 05/31/06, as Instrument No. 06 1186925, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/05/2010 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16833 CHAPARRAL AVENUE UNIT 28, CERRITOS, CA, 90703. 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 $190,104.96. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/20/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3467264 03/05/2010, 03/12/2010, 03/19/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7037.03771 Title Order No. 4323259 MIN No. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/12/07. 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. 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 associa-tion, or savings bank specified in §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 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(s): EMER DAVID CAPULONG, A MARRIED MAN, AS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 02/21/07, as Instrument No. 20070368431, of Official Records of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 03/26/10 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Build-ing, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 6113 COLDBROOK AVE, LAKEWOOD, CA 90713 Assessors Parcel No. 7165-023-041 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 $407,141.31. 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, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or its authorized agent was recorded with the appro-priate County Recorder’s Office and reads substantially as follows: The mortgage loan servicer declares that (1) it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.52 and (2) the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of California Civil Code § 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: March 5, 2010 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Julian Ojeda 505 N. Tustin Avenue, Suite 243, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure. com Automated Sales Line: 714-277-4845 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI # 1002.146619 3/5, 3/12, 3/19/2010.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 090127488 Title Order No. 09-8-377095 Investor/Insurer No. 1699795261 APN No. 7167030-016 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by BRETT A KOERNER A SINGLE MAN, dated 08/01/2005 and recorded 08/08/05, as Instrument No. 05 1881203, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/05/2010 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5909 BELLFLOWER BLVD, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90713. 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 $265,263.54. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 12/01/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.ASAP# 3456680 03/05/2010, 03/12/2010, 03/19/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0075002 Title Order No. 09-8-217308 Investor/Insurer No. 1103635215 APN No. 7154-008-021 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/31/2006. 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 PABLO MEDRANO, A SINGLE MAN, dated 10/31/2006 and recorded 11/07/06, as Instrument No. 06 2468349, in Book -, Page -), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/05/2010 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3729 FAIRMAN STREET, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90712. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $500,719.15. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 09/03/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3468650 03/05/2010, 03/12/2010, 03/19/2010

Trustee’s Sale No. 05-NB-71887 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/2/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE On 3/26/2010, at 10:30 AM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., in the City of POMONA, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by DANIEL PARK, as Trustors, recorded on 12/09/2004, as Instrument No. 04 3176155, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust TAX PARCEL NO. 7054-014-050 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 19358 STEFANI AVENUE Cerritos, CA 90703. 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 $535,735.53. 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 ef efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. The mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption and said order is current and valid as of the date of the Notice and the time frame set forth in California Civil Code § 2923.54 does not apply or California Civil Code § 2923.54 does not cover this loan. Dated: 6/20/2009 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By Jean Greagor, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING 17501 IRVINE BLVD, SUITE #1 TUSTIN, CA 92780 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 573-1965 or http://www.rtrustee.com P671275 3/5, 3/12, 03/19/2010

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. 044450 (1) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to creditors of the within named Seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made on personal property hereinafter described. (2) The name and business addresses of the seller are: ALEJANDRO SALAZAR, SR AND CHRISTINA SALAZAR, 16701 1/2 BELLFLOWER BLVD, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 (3) The location in California of the Chief Executive Office of the seller is: (4) The names and business address of the buyer(s) are: FELIPE D. LONGORIA, SR AND MARIA D. LONGORIA, 16701 1/2 BELLFLOWER BLVD, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: ALL STOCK IN TRADE, INCLUDING INVENTORY, SUPPLIES, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, GOODWILL AND TRADE NAME of that certain business located at: 16701 1/2 BELLFLOWER BLVD, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 (6) The business name used by the seller(s) at the said location is: SALAZAR'S MEXICAN GRILL (7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is MARCH 23. 2010, at the office of SECURITY LAND ESCROW COMPANY, 10805 PARAMOUNT BLVD, STE A, DOWNEY, CA 90241, ESCROW NO. 044450, Escrow Officer: LAWRENCE GARCES (8) Claims may be filed the same as “7” above. (9) The last date for filling claims is: MARCH 22, 2010 (10) This Bulk Sale is subject to Section 6106.2 of the Uniform Commercial (11) As listed by the Seller, all other business name(s) and addresses used by the Seller within three years before such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer are: NONE Dated: FEBRUARY 24, 2010 Transferees: FELIPE D. LONGORIA, SR AND MARIA D. LONGORIA PCTS LA152633 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 3/5/2010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 09-512303 INC Title Order No. 090783741-CADCI APN 7010-007-147 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/10/06. 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 03/11/10 at 10:30 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/17/06 in Instrument No. 06 1563619 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: Leanora D. Cross, An Unmarried Woman, as Trustor, HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for DUTSCHE ALT 2006-AR5, 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, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 16420 MEADOWBROOK LANE, 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: $468,580.00 (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: February 17, 2010 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# 3450809 02/19/2010, 02/26/2010, 03/05/2010

T.S.#CR9-1252 Other#: 1125144-05 A.P. Number 7005-013-050 Notice of Trustee's Sale under Deed Of Trust YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED July 9, 2008, UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that County Records Research, Trustee Division, as Trustee, or Successor Trustee, Or Substituted Trustee pursuant to the Deed Of Trust executed by TTEA Park LLC Recorded on 07/11/2008 as Instrument No. 20081233807 in Book Page of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, and pursuant to the Notice Of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded 11/25/2009 in Book , Page , as Instrument No. 09-1792915 of said Official Records, will sell on 03/26/2010 at The front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building 350 W. Mission Blvd. Pomona, at 10:30 A.M. at public auction to the highest bidder for cash (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States), 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 hereinafter described: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust. The property address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16205 Distribution Way Cerritos, CA 90703 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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: $4,389,476.03 In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a 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. In the event tender other than cash is accepted the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee's Deed until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal balance of the note secured by said Deed with interest thereon as provided in said note, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and the trusts created by said Deed Of Trust. Dated: 02/25/2010 County Records Research, as said Trustee Trustee Division 4952 Warner Avenue #105 Huntington Beach, CA, 92649 Trustee’s Sale Line (714)573-1965 Fax Number (714)846-8720 Sales Website: www. priorityposting.com Phone number (714)8466634 By: John C. Holmberg County Records Research, Trustee Div. P672707 3/5, 3/12, 03/19/2010

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