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alifornia school districts are finding it difficult to maintain the quality of instruction in their classrooms with the financial turmoil in Sacramento and its budget cuts affecting the state’s school districts. ABC is no exception. ABC Deputy Superinten-

By Jerry Bernstein dent Dr. Mary Sieu said ABC, through prudent budgeting and putting aside money in a “raining day” fund, the district has not had to layoff teachers or cut programs this year. She said the API [state] scores demonstrate this. All of the District schools have moved closer to their goals. Number of Students Included in the 2008 API

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[See the chart below.] API test scores API scores range from 200 to 1,000 with 800 being the state’s performance goal. A school’s academic performance is measured on how well its is moving toward that goal. Each See ABCUSD page 11

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* means this API is calculated for a small school, defined as having between 11 and 99 valid Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program test scores included in the API. APIs based on small numbers of students are less reliable and therefore should be carefully interpreted. A- means the school scored at or above the statewide performance target of 800 in 2008. B- means this is either an LEA or an Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM) school. Schools participating in the ASAM do not currently receive growth, target information, or statewide or similar schools rankings on this report in recognition of their markedly different educational missions and populations served. ASAM schools are covered under the Alternative Accountability system as required by Education Code Section 52052 and not the API accountability system. However, API information is needed to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. Growth, target, and rank information are not applicable to LEAs. C- means this is a special education school. Statewide and similar schools ranks and API growth targets are not applicable to special education schools. I- means the school has some invalid data, and the California Department of Education cannot calculate a valid similar schools rank for this school.

Cerritos sophomore Pilki Min was a dominant force as he helped the Cerritos boys tennis team to its second straight CIF-Southern Section Division IV championship. Min defeated his three opponents from Laguna Beach by scores of 6-1, 6-0 and 6-0. Photo By Kefu Wei By Loren Kopff CLAREMONT-The sounds of lightning crackling over the nearby San Gabriel Mountains, the strong rumbles of thunder and the cheers from the Cerritos boys tennis team were clearly heard this past Wednesday afternoon at the Claremont Tennis Club. The Dons went wire to wire in 2009 and capped off the school’s first undefeated season by crushing

Laguna Beach 15-3 in the California Interscholastic FederationSouthern Section Division IV finals. The top ranked team in the division, which finished 27-0, won 10 straight sets after losing the first and won seven on the singles side after going 2-7 in last year’s finals against Rowland, a 10-8 victory. See Cerritos page 13

Artesia Business Association Elects Board of Directors By Jerry Bernstein The Artesia Business Association took another step forward May 28 when it elected an eight-

member board of Directors.

Meeting in the city’s Community Building on Clarkdale Avenue the 29 present elected Felix Lopez, Parimal Shah, James Kang, Dinesh [Danny] Gandhv, Siva Subramaniam, Deepak Shaveri, Debura Taylor Dancles, and Lou Portible. The new board will nominate a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Dr. Steve Sherman, Interim President, told the See Artesia page 5


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ERUSD State Preschool Openings El Rancho Unified School District is accepting applications for admission to the State Preschool Program. The openings are available at Maizeland, Meller, North Ranchito, South Ranchito, Obregon, Birney, Durfee, Magee, Rio

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Vista, Rivera, and Valencia Elementary Schools. The programs operate two sessions—9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Children must be three years old by December 2, 2008 to participate. Priority will be given to children that will be 4 years of age by December. This program will participate in the Child Care Food Program. All children in attendance will be offered a snack, at

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Whittier- Students from Rio Hondo College turned heads at a prestigious national technology competition sponsored by Microsoft as they represented four of the 15 teams that made it to the national finals-level in May. “These students should be commended for their ingenuity and performance,” Place a Classified Ad in our said André Quintero, President of the Rio newspaper and online. Hondo College Board of Trustees. “We Reach 35,000 homes, over 120,000 congratulate them on their success in readers each week and be seen on making it to the finals in Cambridge and our website visited by over 5,000 encourage them to continue to work hard Friday-Thursday, June 5-11, 2009 insertion date: people each month! toward even more success in next year’s competition.” Go to loscerritosnews.net and click The Imagine Cup is an annual Place a Classifed Ad. Requires a short technology competition which brings registration. together students from around the world to showcase their innovative technology creations that may help resolve some of the world’s toughest challenges. The Imagine Cup competition was designed to encourage students to apply their innovative and creative skills while using technology to make a difference in the world today. Fifteen teams from across the country competed for top prizes and honors in the Imagine Cup 2009 U.S. Finals, which were held in Cambridge, Massachusetts. These 15 teams were narrowed down from thousands of students from across the country, representing over 180 teams www.kptmovies.com from 125 colleges and universities. Rio Hondo College was the only community college from Southern California to participate in the competition and the only community college represented in the finals. This year’s Imagine Cup theme centered on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, which outlined some of the hardest challenges in the world today, such as fighting hunger, poverty and eradicating AIDS, among others. Students developed technologybased solutions to address the Imagine Cup theme, competing for cash prizes and career-boosting opportunities. The competition was fierce and RHC students were up against some of the best teams from four-year institutions including University of Alabama (made up of Ph.D. students), University of Colorado (including two Imagine Cup veterans), an MIT junior and three Wayne State UniALL DIGITAL PRESENTATION versity students made up another team as H UP IN DISNEY DIGITAL 3D (DIGITAL 3DX) B well as teams from Purdue, DePauw and Fri Fr ri to to Sun: (9:30, 12:00, 2:35, 5:10), 7:45, 10:20; Missouri State Universities and others. : (12:00, 2:35, 5:10), 7:45, 10:20 Mo “Students involved in the Imagine H UP IN DISNEY DIGITAL 3D (DIGITAL 3DX) B Fri Fr ri : (9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 12:00, 12:40, 1:30, 2:35, 3:20, 4:10, Cup competition have gained both eduto Th Thu: (11:00, 5:10), 6:05, 7:00, 7:45, 8:40, 9:35, 10:20; Mon to cational and life-changing experiences 12:00, 12:40, 1:30, 2:35, 3:20, 4:10, 5:10), 6:05, 7:00, 7:45, 8:40, 9:35, 10:20 that will truly enrich their lives,” said Fri ri to to Su : (10:20, 11:55, 12:45, 2:30, 3:15, THE HANGOVER E Fr Ted Martinez, Jr., Ph.D., Superintendent/ hu: (11:55, 12:45, 5:00, 5:45), 7:30, 8:15, 10:00, 10:45; President of Rio Hondo College. “Rio 2:30, 3:15, 5:00, 5:45), 7:30, 8:15, 10:00, 10:45 Hondo College’s tremendous success in : (9:45, 11:30, 12:15, H LAND OF THE LOST C to Th Thu: (11:30, 2:05, 2:50, 4:40, 5:25), 7:15, 8:00, 9:55, 10:40; Mon to making it to the national-finals level and 12:15, 2:05, 2:50, 4:40, 5:25), 7:15, 8:00, 9:55, 10:40 excelling beyond other top-notch univerDRAG ME TO HELL C Fr Fr S : (10:00, 11:25, 12:20, sities and colleges is a reminder of the to Th Thu: (11:25, 2:00, 2:45, 4:30, 5:20), 7:20, 8:05, 9:45, 10:35; Mon to 12:20, 2:00, 2:45, 4:30, 5:20), 7:20, 8:05, 9:45, 10:35 excellent opportunities our college offers DANCE FLICK C (10:55, 1:05, 3:10, 5:30), 7:35, 10:05 students on a daily basis.” NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE Dr. Shin Liu, Professor of Computer SMITHSONIAN B (10:50, 11:35, 2:10, 4:20, 4:50), 7:05, 7:40, 10:10 Science and Computer Information TERMINATOR SALVATION (11:20, 1:35, 2:15, 4:55), 7:50, 9:50, 10:30 Technology and Lead Coordinator for the ANGELS & DEMONS C : (9:50, 12:50, 4:05), Imagine Cup Competition at Rio Hondo to Th Thu: (12:25, 4:05), 7:10, 10:15 7:10, 10:15; Mon to College, said she believes such success Times for Friday-Thursday, June 5-11, 2009 truly reflects just one more of the many Bargain Matinee ( ) Special Engagement/No Passes H


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Continued from page 1 interim officers would temporarily stay in office until the members elected new officers. Chet Schwartz, interim attorney for the Association described Pioneer Boulevard as no longer just being a north-south artery but Artesia’s Main Street. He said when its renovation is completed it will attract more shoppers to the businesses that line the street. Cerritos-Artesia Rotary President Sug Kitahara chaired the meeting. He said the purpose of the Association was to promote the member’s businesses as well as have a liaison with city government and Artesia citizens and with each other. City Councilman Victor

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La Palma Dedicates Community Commemorative Area By Larry Caballero The La Palma City Council approved the establishment of a Community Commemorative Area along with selection criteria for recognizing and commemorating past and future volunteers who, according to the council, “ have unselfishly contributed to the City, and who have made tangible contributions by creating and enhancing a strong sense of community which transcends time.” Honorees will be remembered with an engraved paving stone noting the individual’s name and pertinent information. The City honored its first recipient, Duane Schuster, on June 2. More than 80 family members and friends attended the event at the flagpole by the Civic Center. Schuster was a former Mayor and Councilmember, President and member of the La Palma Neighborhood Watch, member of numerous service organizations and the recipient of the Cypress College Americana Award. He died last year at age 77. La Palma Community Development Director Jan Hobson said that this honor bestowed to Schuster was for “his giving of his time and for getting things done.” She thanked the family for “sharing him with us.” Mayor Mark Waldman called La Palma “a closely knit community thanks to our volunteers. Duane inspired so many of us, and we hope that this ceremony today will inspire future volunteers once they learn of his many accomplishments.” Schuster’s daughter said that her father never talked about his contributions to the city—“he just did it. He was always a part of something.” Community leaders are confident that there will be many more ceremonies to

come since “the City is blessed to have so many enthusiastic volunteers who give of their time and talents,” said La Palma City Councilmember Larry Herman.

CCPA Review Chris Botti Sends Off Cerritos Season in Style By Glen Creason You might think Chris Botti is too perfect since he is handsome, witty, extremely talented and one of the most successful Jazz artists alive. Well, some might argue about his sort of hybrid-genre jazz/pop/ classical/smooth/new age approach but the jammed hall at Cerritos certainly was in full agreement on Saturday night that his show was probably the season’s best. Botti has so much going for him that he kind of started fifty yards ahead of the pack. His band is superb, lead by pianist Billy Childs, guitarist Mark Whitfield and one of the best drummers you will ever see in Billy Kilson. He had marvelous guest stars including the dazzling violinist Lucia Micarelli and vocalist Sy Smith who not only brought great talent but a feast of feminine pulchritude to the Cerritos stage. Then again, judging from the preponderance of lovely ladies in the crowd on this night I would guess that not all of them were there to just hear the trumpeter. That is not to diminish the music which was really sweet and strong from the surprising opening notes of “Ave Maria” to the languid beauty of “One for My Baby” that eased the delighted crowd into the night. In between there were enough high-points to fill a high-lights reel and several fevered standing ovations that spoke for the opinion of the assembled about Botti’s performance. The trumpeter is no mere showman but a polished musician with skills beyond

the smooth guys he might get lumped with because of big sales. “When I Fall in Love” was at first silky-smooth and then broke off into an improvisational journey with Billy Childs taking it to lands unforeseen that made it clear that this was no noodling concert. “Caruso” did cause some romantic swoons but the tribute to Miles David in “Flamenco Sketches” was real good jazz that gave solos to Whitfield and Botti that would have stood up to any be bop snob in the house. Botti’s reading of the first of two fine Leonard Cohen compositions “Hallelujah” just changed the temperature of the blood and vocalist Sy Smith’s “the Look of Love” proved that pop does not have to be mundane. Yet the wise Mister Botti saved the wondrous violinist Lucian Micarelli for last with “Emmanuel” that put the crowd on its feet cheering at the emotion drenched conclusion. Like Chris Botti she is so accomplished with her instrument she can literally make the melody pulsate with emotion. The second half was nothing but better. After Sy Smith sang like a nightingale on “What’ll I Do,” the instrumentalist Chris Botti once again chose a Leonard Cohen song and just nailed “A Thousand Kisses Deep.” “Streets Ahead” opened the floodgates for assorted sizzling solos and got the joint jumping but the breathtaking “Cinema Paradiso” again with Lucia Micarelli was the best of the best, gaining the duet another hall-full of standees. The show jumped on to other peaks however, especially an unreal drum solo by Billy Kilson on “Indian Summer” and the final deluxe notes of Chris Botti’s salute to the saloon song singing Sinatra with “One for My Baby” that once more sent the elated crowd to one more standing O.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT Susan Arthur Norwalk Toyota PAST PRESIDENT Teri Bazen Norwalk La Mirada Plumbing VP FINANCE Betty Chacon Wells Fargo Bank PRESIDENT ELECT Teri Bazen Norwalk La Mirada Plumbing VP COMMUNICATIONS/SECRETARY Rob Cazares Outback Steakhouse AMBASSADOR CHAIR Rob Cazares Outback Steakhouse EVENTS CHAIR Susan Arthur Norwalk Toyota CHAMBER DEVELOPMENT CHAIR Jesse Urquidi Norwalk Lions Club HBC/SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CHAIR Maria Grimaldo Farmers Insurance LEGISLATION CHAIR Julia Emerson So. Cal. Gas Company Richard LeGaspi TNT Fireworks Reggie Berry Coast Plaza Hospital NFL Retired Players“Goals for Life” Annette Trejo Costco Wholesale Mike Sims Sims Creditor Service Joseph Derthick AFLAC Eric Lopez Reach Local Amy Condit Community Family Guidance Center Lynda Fisher Wal-Mart Toni Grijalva Cerritos College City Council Liaison Mike Mendez

New Members VT Consulting Michael Van Tassell 14608 Benfield Ave. Norwalk, CA 90650 562-715-3768

Illusion Bridal Lourdes Chavez 11912 Rosecrans Ave Norwalk, CA 90650 562-868-5596 Brennan Signs & Graphics Jim & Judith Brennan bsp@vipmail.com 562-921-5859 DaeWoo International Betty Hwangbo 12145 Mora Dr. #10 Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 The following members renewed their membership with the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and the services we provide are made possible by of their support. “Support the Businesses that Support Economic Growth in Norwalk”

Anniversaries 1 Year Sizzler Restaurant 2 Years AppleCare Medical Group Central Basin Municipal Water District 3 Years Wal-Mart The Node Bookstore & Café 5 Years Richmond Aircraft Products Norwalk True Value Hardware 7 Years Office Depot

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32nd Annual Golf Tournament The Norwalk Chamber’s 32nd Annual Golf Tournament hits the mark of a success! Golfers enjoyed the Westridge Golf Club’s many amenities and the weather cooperated. At the end of the day, a delicious dinner was served during the Award Banquet. All competed to win the contests held throughout the tournament. First Place Team winners were from Norwalk La Mirada Plumbing - Don Skala, Dean

Contest had a tie between Bob Arthur and Don Skala. We look forward to next year and thank all who participated. Sponsorships and raffle prize donations made this event top of its class! We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the following Sponsors! Our Platinum Sponsors, Supervisor Don Knabe and Wal-Mart. Gold Sponsors Norwalk La Mirada Plumbing and Unifirst Corpo-

25 Years NewMark Merrill Development Company Diana’s Restaurant 14 Years Chinese Taste Fast Food 28 Years Norwalk Records 32 Years Stater Brothers – Alondra Stater Bothers – Firestone 33 Years Southern California Gas Company Southern California Edison 46 Years Norwalk La Mirada Plumbing

A Message from the Chamber President “We are enjoying sluggish times and not enjoying them very much!”

Best score team Norwalk/La Mirada Plumbing’s Don Skala, Dean Stathos, Mark Wallace and Larry Gagnon with Board Member Teri Bazen and Chamber President Susan Arthur.

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The current recession is as much consumer-driven as it is business-driven, which makes it more severe and far-reaching than the last two recessions. This means that both business-to-consumer companies and business-to-business concerns are negatively impacted by the recessionary demandshocks. It’s time to get bold! Now is not the time to second guess every decision you are about to make. It is time to get bold and entrepreneurial, to look at new options and opportunities and think about how you could do things better. Don’t sit idle. Now more than ever, using your Chamber membership and the power of the NETWORK is a perfect way to get things kick-started. Expand your network – there’s never been a better time. Every Chamber event is a networking event. Come out and come often. Attendance at Chamber events is at record levels. Look beyond generating business from attendees and focus on helping them understand what YOU DO so they can refer you to THEIR NETWORK! The key is to do the same for them. It really works. Talk to members about what they are experiencing. There is great value in speaking to people beyond the obvious business generation potential. Ask other business owners what they’re experiencing and what they are going about it. You’ll be surprised what you can learn. Hone your ability to communicate what you do. This strategy is prospect research at its cheapest and most direct. Using your Chamber membership to its fullest extent is arguable your most cost-effective tool to combat recessionary times. You just need to USE IT! I hope to see you at the next Chamber event. Just a note – Congratulations and THANK YOU! To our local bankers who are indeed BANKING ON THE FUTURE. See you soon… Susan Arthur President

Board Member Reggie Berry with Live Auction winner Ed Pickens from Scoreboard 2. Reggie donated a signed and framed plaque from many retired NFL football players. Thank you to Ed for bidding on this item, it will look great in your bar!ˆ Stathos, Larry Gagnon, and Mark Wallace. The winner for closest to the pin and longest drive was Mark Akin. The Putting

Putting contest winners Don Skala and Bob Arthur with President Susan Arthur. ration. Silver Sponsors Norwalk Auto Auction and Norwalk Toyota; Golf Cart Sponsors Outback Steakhouse, beverage sponsor Ramhall Corporation and our Hole-in-One Sponsor Norwalk Toyota.

CAPC Mixer CAPC is a nonprofit corporation that empowers individuals with disabilities to maximize the quality of their lives in their home communities. CAPC provides comprehensive servic-

es for adults with disabilities in the greater Whittier area. Individualized instructional and support services are based in each person’s desired lifestyle. A person who has a disability typically has minimal choices – decision such as where to work, live, and recreate are often made by others. People often have the misconception that someone with a disability has limited potential. CAPC continues to be a leader in changing society’s perception and expectations. People with disabilities are being given opportunities to live productive, fulfilling lives. Please visit CAPC’s Chamber President Susan Arthur with Board member Terry Ramey and Chamber Executive Director website at www.capcinc.org or phone them at 562-693Vivian Hansen at the 2009 Kaleidoscope mixer. 8826 for more information.


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s a business owner you may struggle with the question of how you will be able to get everything done. This is especially true for independent service professionals and solo entrepreneurs. There are only so many hours in the day, this isn't going to change. So something else has to. And if you spend almost all of your time working in your business, you don't have time for the rest of your life. Isn't it true that some of the reasons you started your own business were so you would have more freedom and fun? If you are stressed out and not able to get the right things done, then your business isn't serving you in the way you intended. The answer is to only focus on the main drivers of your business - the kind of things that are the most important to the growth of your business. I know I can hear you saying that “your business is different and you have dozens of important things you must do.” The truth is that not everything is equally important. It's really a matter of choice and you are the one who can decide how you choose to spend your time. In many cases, in your heart you may know what the most important things are, but somehow loads of other things seem to get in the way. This is where a "to don't" list can come in handy. So instead of a long list of things to do, try turning it around and focusing on what you don't want to do. This will help you stay focused on the right things by default. I would like to encourage you to consider staying focused on your prior-

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Dale Carnegie Training’s Lew McCullough with Chamber President Susan Arthur after a great presentation on Effective First Impressions. Lew McCullough from Dale Carnegie Training was our featured speaker at the April 23rd “Lunch & Learn” Networking Luncheon. Everyone in attendance was enlightened on different ways to make an “Effective First Impression” that can be expanded on to build solid relationships. Lew demonstrated proven techniques to properly introduce yourself - the biggest key to making a successful first impression. We also learned how to take control of the way others perceive us and how using body language can convey positive messages. Those in attendance learned new tools to project an image that is both professional and sincere. The Luncheon was sponsored by Ben-E-Lect. Ben-E-Lect is one of the country’s leading third party administrators (TPAs) and an innova-

tor of “employer driven” medical, dental, and vision plans for small to medium size groups. The company combines high deductible medical and dental plans with its administration and claims services, providing small employers with a seamless, turnkey health benefits solution for the rising cost of health care. BEN-E-LECT has saved thousands of employers 3050% in health care premiums since 1996. The Chamber has endorsed the BED-E-LECT Plans to all Chamber members. Let BEN-E-LECT show you how to lower your group medical and dental cost 30-50%. One of the newest restaurants in Norwalk, Western Sizzlin’ Wood Grill Buffet catered the luncheon. Gary Murphy from Norwalk Florist provided a floral arrangement for the raffle.

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Installation of Officers and Board of Directors Installation of incoming president Teri Bazen Honor retiring board members Awards: Business of the year, volunteer of the year, president’s special award Thank outgoing president Susan Arthur

SBA loan changes may be opportunity for your small business It’s been almost three months since President Obama signed a landmark $787 billion effort to stimulate the choking U.S. economy, and many small business owners are still unclear as to how they might take advantage of loan programs, to stimulate their business or simply hold on through tough times. Here are a few ways that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as a guarantor of loans, is supporting small business needs: 7(a) Loans: These loans can be used to start a new business or to assist in the operation, acquisition or expansion of an existing business. The SBA has raised its guarantee to 90%, meaning a loan of $100,000 would now have $90,000 guaranteed by the SBA. The idea is to reduce the financial risk to banks in hopes of stimulating more lending to small business. Additionally, the SBA guaranty fees paid by borrowers – traditionally up to 3.75% of the loan amount – are temporarily waived for most of these loans, reducing the financial burden to small business owners. (Of note, if you paid fees on a 7(a) loan approved since February 17, 2009, you may be eligible for a refund.) 504 Loans: 504 loans are structured to provide small to mid-size businesses the opportunity to purchase fixed assets, such as land, buildings and longterm capital equipment, while assuming a fraction of the risk of traditional loans. The SBA will extend this program so that if your project involves business expansion, you may use up to 50% of the new loan for refinancing of existing debt used to purchase fixed assets. For example, if you are approved for a new $1,000,000 loan through this program to expand your business right now, you may be eligible to refinance up to $500,000 of an existing fixed asset loan at the new, likely lower, interest rate. Additionally, the borrower fees for 504 loans are temporarily waived. Surety Bonds: Through its Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program, the SBA will now guarantee surety bonds for contracts up to $5 million. This new maximum (up from $2 million) will provide more opportunity to bid on larger contracts, to those small and minority contractors who qualify. ARC Loans: If your business is having trouble covering its current debt obligations, the SBA’s newest loan program, ARC, may be able to help. The America’s Recovery Capital (ARC) loan program will provide up to $35,000 of funding to viable small businesses to make payments on existing, qualifying loans for up to six months. With no payments required for up to 12 months after the loan is fully disbursed, these loans are designed to assist with immediate cash flow needs and help small businesses keep their doors open. Since this is a brand new loan program for the SBA, there will likely be a number of kinks to work out in the coming months as the program is introduced. While these changes to SBA pro-

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Cartridge World How can I reduce costs and help the environment?

Kanul Gorakshakar with Chamber President Susan Arthur

Cartridge World, The Global Ink & Toner Experts, provides ink and toner cartridges for 30-50% less then the big box offices. Most cartridges are remanufactured right in our store in Cerritos and can be delivered to your business anywhere in the United States. Cartridge World Cerritos is part of a franchise network of nearly 1,700 locations in over 50 countries! With over 650 stores in the United States alone, more and more customers are quickly learning the financial and environmental benefits of using Cartridge World's 100% guaranteed printer cartridges. With our current economic situation we need to find creative ways to reduce expenses. Today is the time to make the change. Call our office to schedule a FREE analysis of your ink and toner costs, so we can show you how much we can reduce your budgetCall us at 562-402-1035

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Patrick & Mary Cottle with Norwalk Chamber President Susan Arthur

BoneYard Drums is a growing local business. They repair, build, supply drums, drum parts & more. We also rent P.A. equipment, bass guitar amps, Band Instruments and now conduct Children Programs! Currently they make equipment available to local school students and Event Promoters in Los Angeles and Orange County for concerts, club promotions and local consumers for DJ rentals. Make your next promotion a BoneYard Success! You can contact Patrick Cottle at 562-879-2780 or www. boneyarddrums.com.

Education Fund & Lucille Colln Assistance Awards ABOUT NORWALK CHAMBER EDUCATION FUND INCLUDING THE LUCILLE COLLN ASSISTANCE AWARDS The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Education Fund was established by the then Chamber Board Member Lucille Colln, in August 1989. She held the position as Chairperson until 2000. Lucille Colln passed away peacefully on December 31, 2005. The Education Fund’s purpose is to assist in expanding the educational opportunities for Norwalk Chamber members and their employees and students of the local Norwalk high schools/ colleges who are Norwalk residents. The fund will provide as many Assistance Awards annually as funding will permit. The amounts will vary per year, per recipient.

OBJECTIVES To provide financial aid to those who would like to further their career goals and increase their opportunities for advancement in the business community. To provide monetary assistance for education to applicants who demonstrate the need for financial aid.

ELIGIBILITY Financial Awards are available to any individual who is employed by a Member in good standing of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and/or a Senior High School student of a Norwalk high school or college student who a resident of Norwalk. Employment can either be full-time or part-time. Certificated employees of educational institutions are not eligible.

DONATIONS Financial contributions can be made to the Education Fund by contacting the Norwalk Chamber office.

APPLICATIONS Please contact the Norwalk Chamber office to request an application. The deadline to submit an application is July 17, 2009.

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Facebook: Not Just For Fun Anymore Remember when Facebook was simply a great way to stay connected with friends and family? Perhaps you don’t. Perhaps you were never caught up in the “What are you doing right now?” age and could care less which comic hero your friends are most like or how many virtual drinks you have accumulated on your Facebook profile page. Nonetheless, Facebook can be a great way to stay connected, and not just with friends, but with current and potential customers and employees. In fact, companies large and small are taking advantage of Facebook’s instant grass-roots communication to promote their brands, market events, hire talent and, at times, provide real impact on their bottom line. To get your creative juices flowing, let’s take a look at a few examples of how various organizations have approached this relatively new medium: A small local publisher of children’s books, Megan Hearts, has been using Facebook since 2008. By using the Facebook “events” feature to announce book tour events with compelling pictures and dialogue, they have grown their fan base from just a few friends to more than 3,500. Recently, one particular event, promoted solely through Facebook, yielded sales of almost 200 books. JetBlue uses “The JetBlue Experience” group on Facebook to create a conversation among flyers about the unique combination of value, service and style the airline offers. It uses this platform to announce plans for new areas of service and to receive candid feedback on its service. A forum for back-and-forth discussion such as this takes the suggestion box concept to another level, where each user can build on each other’s comments and hopefully get to the heart of the issue or idea. MobWars, a mafia-style Facebook “application” (in this case, a game), allows players to build a mob, stockpile guns and vehicles, and “fight” other mobsters. If you have a hard time recruiting friends to your mob, you can earn “favor points” to buy mercenaries – you will just need to buy real-world products from MobWars sponsors (That’s advertising revenue to MobWars, with rumors suggesting upwards of $1 million per month.). Accounting giant Ernst & Young has found, through its “Ernst & Young Careers” page, a unique way to connect with college graduates searching for employment.

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Through Facebook, Ernst & Young is able to engage these potential employees in a comfortable environment, discuss the values of the company, and provide direct interaction with hiring managers. The use of videos in particular offers a great inside look into a day in the life of an Ernst & Young employee. There are a few keys to success with Facebook and other social media. First, it takes time and effort. Think of social media not so much as marketing, but as building relationships through conversation. Relationships take time – nurturing, building trust, and answering questions – and you get out of it what you put in. Because this relationship is online, you need to lighten up and show some personality to engage your audience in a dialogue that is important to them. Second, be a helper, not a salesperson. Generation Y and other social media users can smell a rat a mile away. Leave the salesperson mentality at home. Provide value first, and then you and your brand will be valued and supported virally. Third, do what you say you are going to do. In social media, the single voice can boom loudly either in support or in rejection of your claims or actions. So, always follow through in order to build trust. Lastly, remember that Facebook and other social media outlets are great tools, but should be just one component of an integrated marketing plan. For more information on using Facebook for your business, visit www.facebook.com or call the Long Beach Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at (562) 570-4574. The SBDC has knowledgeable social media advisors and has helped numerous clients in the greater Long Beach area sustain and grow. Bret O’Connor is the Director of the Long Beach Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Hosted by Long Beach City College, the SBDC is a group of successful small business owners helping fellow entrepreneurs start, sustain, and grow their business through low-cost workshops and free one-on-one consulting in business planning, finance, marketing, and various other specialty areas (Spanish speaking consultants available). To make an appointment call: (562) 5704574, or email: sbdcinfo@lbcc.edu.

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ities and add a marketing touch to your everyday activities. Research shows that when you do anything for 21 days it becomes a habit. Marketing guru, Al Lautenslager says, “… A marketing habit is a great thing for any business to have. So what I'm going to suggest is that you choose three to five things every day that are related to marketing for your business and do them at the SBA beginning of the day before you start Continued from page 10 fighting the daily fires--and forget all grams lower the relative risk to lendabout your planned tasks. If you work ers and reduce 08-BHP-006 ChamberAd_1.0.qxp:10x15-PRGF_PRCC 6/4/08 expenses 4:43 PM for Pageeligible 1 on this developing a marketing habitborrowers, they do not guarantee your

small business will receive a loan. In these difficult times, the same rules still apply – you will still need a sound business plan, a track record of success, and detailed, accurate financials to increase your chances of securing funding from a bank. For more detailed information on SBA loans, check out the “Services” section of www.sba.gov, or simply call the Long Beach Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at (562) 570-4574. The SBDC works closely with the SBA and has assisted numerous small business clients in the area with access to the capital needed to sustain and grow.

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Hawaiian Gardens Council Okays Funding for C. Robert Lee Gymnasium Roof Replacement By Jerry Bernstein

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he Hawaiian Gardens City Council took another step toward replacing the C. Robert Lee Gymnasium roof by appropriating an additional $177,232 to the General Fund for the project. In a report to the Council, City Administrator Ernesto Marquez said additional Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] funds had recently been approved to cities under the American

against the property owners, the special assessment will be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary County taxes. In its monthly Crime report for the month of April the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported the city had no Homicides or Rapes reported, There was one aggravated assault and only two robberies. Under the heading of Crimes against Property there were three burglaries, eight other thefts, one auto theft for a

The Hawaiian Gardens City Council presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to Furgeson Elementary School for its sixth grade science camp. Accepting the check was Furgeson Principal Myra Lovano. Photo By Bernstein Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with the city receiving $72,768 as apart of the 2008-09 CDBG program. He said the existing roof leaks and has been determined to be in poor condition. Total cost of replacing the roof is estimated at $250,000 . This includes the CDBG funds of $72,768 and $177,232 budgeted with City General funds. The Council continued to its next meeting action against property owners who are delinquent in paying for rubbish collection. The city’s franchised waste hauler, Consolidated Disposal Services, Inc. said it had continued to pick up rubbish from the delinquent properties while attempting to collect fees owed. If the city files liens

total of 12 property thefts. In other business the Council [Redevelopment Agency] amended it guidelines governing the Norwalk Boulevard façade renovation to include the installation of surveillance cameras and anti-graffiti coating/film on all windows to deter vandalism. The guidelines also require all program participants to join the Chamber of Commerce for a minimum of one year to promote and enhance their businesses. In addition, since Phase 1 of the Norwalk Boulevard Façade Renovation has been completed the Redevelopment Agency will pay 100 percent of the cost of approximately $15,000 to install the cameras and chamber membership for Phase 1.

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A former treasurer of the Stowers Elementary School PTA [Parent Teachers Association] accused of stealing $119,727 in PTA funds turned herself in at the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Station in Cerritos May 29. Counsel accompanied Alicia Phillips, 34, a mother of three, at the time of her arrest. The woman was transferred to the Lakewood Sheriff Station, charged with one count of felony grand theft by embezzlement. Bail was originally set at $150,000 but was later eliminated with Phillips released on her own recognizance. Lt. Charles Aquirre of the Cerritos Station said she now faces a preliminary hearing in Superior Court. No date for the hearing has been announced. Phillips is accused of taking the money over a three-year period from July 2005 to September 2006. She resigned from the PTA in October after board members noticed funds were missing. Following the initial investigation, she moved from Cerritos to Brea. ABC Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu said PTA’s operate independently of the school district. However, the District worked with the PTA and its insurance company to recover about $15,000. Dr. Sieu said once the money was discovered missing and working in collaboration with the District PTA Council Board and its President Louse Dodson on how to avoid this from happening in the future. we helped the Council to provide training and install financial controls to guard against future theft,” she said, adding that more than one signature is now required before any money can be withdrawn from an account. She described the alleged theft a learning experience. “I’m glad this is coming to some closure for Stowers. It is unfortunate for the school and community,” She stated.

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Artesia’s Craver, Relay Teams, Gahr’s Bradley Advance To State Preliminaries By Loren Kopff Gahr senior Aaron Bradley didn’t have to wait too long in last Friday’s California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Masters Meet to qualify for the state preliminaries. Neither did Artesia sophomore Jalen Craver, although both are advancing by way of different paths. Bradley, the runner-up in the Division III finals the previous week, jumped 23 feet on his second of six attempts, then passed on the remaining four and easily moved on to the state preliminaries, which will be held tonight at Buchanan High School in Clovis. Bradley’s mark was the third best in the Masters and will be the 8th best among 28 jumpers that will vie for a state championship the next day. Bradley advanced to the state finals last season where he finished in a tie for third place and picked up a medal, which goes to the top six finishers. On his first attempt, Bradley jumped 22’ 7” which was second at that time. The state qualifying mark was 22’ 8”, thus there was no need for Bradley to continue past his second attempt. As for Craver, the transfer student from Compton Centennial High, he has paved the way for what plans to be a successful track and field program at Artesia. Craver finished in fourth place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 47.29, which is also the fourth best among the 30 in that event who have advanced to the state preliminaries. “It was really to try and get better,” said Artesia head coach Aaron Craver. “His personal best was 47.53 and he beat that tonight. It wasn’t so much just to make it but make it and still keep improving because now you get to state and you’re trying to win it. You have nothing to lose. He’s a 10th grader and nobody expects him to win it.” He added that the goal for his son was not to get too excited and go out fast, then die at the end. Jalen’s time was 35 tenths of a second off the leader, Reggie Wyatt of La Sierra High. In addition, the Artesia girls 4 x 400 relay team finished in eighth place but still quailed with a time of 3:43.04, which was 18 tenths of a second faster than the cut-off qualifying mark. That time will be the 10th best in the state tonight. Shortly after the girls advanced, the boys did the same, coming in seventh place with a time of 3:19.63. That time will also be the 10th best among the boys 4 x 400 relay teams. “There have been so many people who have been really good runners that have

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter:

PROPOSED BUDGETS FOR THE CITY OF NORWALK AND THE NORWALK REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY Date: Time: Place:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard City Council Chambers, Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650

Description: The City Council of the City of Norwalk and the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency will conduct a joint public hearing for review and adoption of the proposed budgets for the City of Norwalk and the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency for fiscal year 2009/10. Public Comment: Copies of said proposed budgets are on file in the office of the City Clerk and open to the public for inspection. Interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and be heard regarding this matter. Written comments may be submitted to the City Council prior to the time set for the hearing. Address written comments: Attention City Clerk at the address noted above. More Information: Questions concerning the public hearing matter should be directed to the City Clerk at (562) 929-5720. Accessibility: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a City meeting or other services offered by this City, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (562) 929-5720. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or time when services are needed will assist the City staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility to the meeting or service. Assisted hearing devices will be available at this hearing without prior notification. Dated this 5th day of June 2009. /s/ Theresa Devoy, City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Communty Newspaper 6/5/09 ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

At the Board Meeting of June 23, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the District Office Boardroom-16700 Norwalk Blvd, Cerritos, the Board of Education will hold a public hearing regarding the Budget of the District for the fiscal year 2009-10, prior to Final Adoption as required by Education Code Section 42103. The proposed budget will be on file and available for public inspection at the following location should members of the public wish to review the budget prior to the public hearing. Location: ABC Unified School District 16700 Norwalk Blvd. Cerritos, Ca. 90703

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June 18-23, 2009 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 6/5/09 and 6/12/09

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(NOTICIA PARA UNA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA) In accordance with the State of California Health and Safety Code Section 33431, notice is hereby given that City of Hawaiian Gardens and the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Hawaiian Gardens will conduct a joint public hearing pertaining to the item listed below: DATE OF HEARING: TIME OF HEARING: LOCATION OF HEARING:

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TUESDAY, June 9, 2009 6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

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Copies of the proposed DDA and Summary Report prepared in accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 33433 may be reviewed in the City Hall Lobby located at 21815 Pioneer Boulevard, Hawaiian Gardens, California between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. INVITATION TO BE HEARD Those persons desiring to testify in favor of or in opposition to the proposal listed above will be given an opportunity to do so at the public hearing. If you challenge the subject application 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 submitted to the City Council at, or prior to the public hearing. Further information may be obtained by contacting the City Administrator’s Office at (562) 420-2641, Ext. 201. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame a la Oficina del Administrador Municipal (562) 420-2641, Ext. 201. Sue Underwood City Clerk Published: Los Cerritos Community News (May 29 and June 5, 2009) NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 7315-AK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s), business address(es) of the seller(s) are: BRUCE PAK, 16430 NORWALK BLVD, CERRITOS, CA 90703 Doing business as: MAT NA RESTAURANT All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within three years, as stated by the seller(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the buyer(s) is/are: SOOK YI LEE, 16430 NORWALK BLVD, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The assets to be sold are described in general as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES, AND EQUIPMENT, TRADE NAME, GOODWILL, INVENTORY, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, LEASE, AND LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT and are located at: 16430 NORWALK BLVD, CERRITOS, CA 90703 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: DETAIL ESCROW, INC, 12222 ARTESIA BLVD, ARTESIA, CA 90701 and the anticipated sale date is JUNE 23, 2009 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: DETAIL ESCROW, INC, 12222 ARTESIA BLVD, ARTESIA, CA 90701 and the last day for filing claims by any creditor shall be JUNE 22, 2009, which is the business day before the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: JUNE 1, 2009 SOOK YI LEE, Buyer(s) PCTS LA148635 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 6/5/09

REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION OF THE 2008-2014 HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE OF THE CERRITOS GENERAL PLAN.

This public hearing will be conducted in the Council Chambers of the Cerritos City Hall, Cerritos Civic Center, Bloomfield Avenue and 183rd Street, Cerritos, California, 90703. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos web site at www.ci.cerritos.ca.us. If you challenge the above mentioned agenda item and related actions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to the public hearing. Any person interested in this matter may contact the Department of Community Development at (562) 916-1201, for additional information and/or appear at the hearing in person or by agent and be heard. Dated: June 5, 2009

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Published at Los Cerritos Communty Newspaper 6/5/09 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 1196920-08 LOAN NO: XXXX2262 APN: 7012 002 025 TRA: REF: ANDRES, ROBERT UNVER IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED January 26, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On June 25, 2009, at 10:30am, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded February 01, 2007, as Inst. No. 20070220189, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: ROBERT ANDRES A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATEPROPERTY WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BLVD. NORWALK CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 16705 JUDY WAY CERRITOS CA 90703 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $323,349.68. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR SALES INFORMATION: Mon - Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)259-7850 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: May 26, 2009 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: S/Authorized Signature Authorized SignatureASAP# 3129877 06/05/2009, 06/12/2009, 06/19/2009

T.S. No. 09-32479 TSG Order No. 090314322-CA-MSI APN 7005-010-045 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/13/2007. 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 6/25/2009 at 10:30AM, Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, P.O. Box 250, Orange, CA 92856-6250 as the duly appointed Trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/23/2007 as Instrument No. 20070393229 in book -, page - of official records in the Office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: BOBBY JOHNSON, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, Will Sell At Public Auction To The Highest Bidder For Cash (payable in full at time of sale 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: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, and state, 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: 16419 Holmes Place, Cerritos, CA 90703. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, 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: $681,934.46 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 2/27/2009 Date: 5/28/2009 Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, as Trustee 500 City Parkway West, Suite 200, Orange, CA 92868-2913 (866) 263-5802 For Sale Information Contact: Priority Posting and Publishing (714) 573-1965 Paul Luque, Trustee Sale Officer “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” P576076 6/5, 6/12, 06/19/2009

T.S. No. 09-32487 TSG Order No. 090314469-CA-MSI APN 7027-010-001 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/2/2005. 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 6/25/2009 at 10:30AM, Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, P.O. Box 250, Orange, CA 92856-6250 as the duly appointed Trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/11/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1920003 in book -, page - ***and modified by modification on 10/16/2006 Instrument# 06-2291227 of official records in the Office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: ENALYN A. ILOG, A SINGLE WOMAN as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, Will Sell At Public Auction To The Highest Bidder For Cash (payable in full at time of sale 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: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, and state, 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: 17402 Martha Avenue, 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 in an “AS IS” condition, 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: $414,133.45 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 2/27/2009 Date: 5/28/2009 Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, as Trustee 500 City Parkway West, Suite 200, Orange, CA 92868-2913 (866) 263-5802 For Sale Information Contact: Priority Posting and Publishing (714) 573-1965 Paula Gutierrez, Trustee Assistant “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” P576958 6/5, 6/12, 06/19/2009

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0023416 Title Order No. 09-8-075640 Investor/Insurer No. 1700758888 APN No. 7174-012-003 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/17/2006. 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 REID L. HOLMES AND MARGENA L. HOLMES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/17/2006 and recorded 02/27/06, as Instrument No. 06 0419801, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 06/26/2009 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: 5545 CANEHILL AVENUE, 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 $334,550.39. 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: 06/05/2009 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# 3121492 06/05/2009, 06/12/2009, 06/19/2009

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) (UCC Sec. 6101 et seq. and B & P Sec. 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 7312-AK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is about to be made. The name(s) and business address of the seller(s)/licensee(s) are: BRANDON KIM, 11810 CENTRALIA ST, LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 Doing business as: DOO RAE PARK All other business names(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s)/licensee(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s)/ licensee(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the buyer(s)/ applicant(s) is/are: NAM JOO LEE AND YOUNG IM LEE, 438 S. WESTRIDGE CR, ANAHEIM, CA 92807 The assets being sold are generally described as: GOODWILL, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, FURNITURE, FIXTURE, EQUIPMENT, ABC LICENSE, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE INVENTORY and are located at: 11810 CENTRALIA ST, LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 The type and number of license to be transferred is/are: Type: ON-SALE BEER AND WINE-EATING PLACE, License Number: 41-453464 now issued for the premises located at: SAME The bulk sale and transfer of alcoholic beverage license(s) is/are intended to be consummated at the office of: DETAIL ESCROW, INC, 12222 ARTESIA BLVD, ARTESIA, CA 90701 and the anticipated sale date is JUNE 26, 2009 The purchase price of consideration in connection with the sale of the business and transfer of the license, is the sum of $70,000.00, including inventory, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH: $70,000.00 It has been agreed between the seller(s)/ licensee(s) and the intended buyer(s)/ transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dated: MAY 22, 2009 BRANDON KIM, Seller(s)/Licensee(s) NAM JOO LEE AND YOUNG IM LEE, Buyer(s)/Applicant(s) PCTS LA148547 LOS CERRITOS COMMUNITY NEWS 6/5/09


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CITY OF CERRITOS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Cerritos will hold a public hearing on June 25, 2009 on the proposed City of Cerritos budget. Presented below is a summary of the proposed City budget. CITY OF CERRITOS BUDGET SUMMARY PROPOSED BUDGET, FY 2009-2010

General Fund

Other

Total

REVENUES

63,050,490

24,438,070

87,488,560

EXPENDITURES Operations

61,785,810

25,186,170

86,971,980

Capital Projects

0

3,097,000

3,097,000

61,785,810

28,283,170

90,068,980

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

This June 25, 2009 public hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Cerritos City Hall located at Bloomfield Avenue and 183rd Street, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California.

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Copies of the proposed budget are available for public inspection during normal business hours in the office of the City Clerk, Cerritos City Hall, Bloomfield Avenue and 183rd Street, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California. The public is invited to attend this public hearing. DATED/PUBLISHED: June 5 and June 12, 2009

/s/Josephine Triggs Josephine Triggs, City Clerk Cerritos, California

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA09-250752-PJ Loan # 3014436970 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/17/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ALICE LU A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 8/31/2007 as Instrument No. 20072036246 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/11/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $369,566.53 The purported property address is: 16625 GRIDLEY RD #2 CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7016-015-109 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 5/21/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3094385 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009, 06/05/2009

Your News. Online. loscerritosnews.net Trustee Sale No.: 20090134001348 Title Order No.: 400018044 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 4/10/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDex West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 04/21/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0873924 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed By: GUILLERMO JUNIOR CASTRO AND CONSUELO CASTRO, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check/ cash equivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). Date of Sale: 6/18/2009 Time of Sale: 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Street Address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 13214 SUTTON STREET , CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN#: 7027-018010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $592,124.66. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. For Trustee Sale Information Please Call: Priority Posting & Publication 17501 Irvine Blvd., Suite One Tustin, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www. priorityposting.com NDex West, LLC as Authorized Agent Dated: 5/25/2009 NDex West, LLC may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. P570843 5/29, 6/5, 06/12/2009

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TSG No.: 4019385 TS No.: 20099070802875 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE 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. On 06/17/2009 at 10:00 AM, FIRST AMERICAN LOANSTAR TRUSTEE SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 11/08/2006, as Instrument No.20062478406, in book ,page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. Executed by: ELSWORTH ROBERT BRAGG, 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 WEST ENTRANCE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SOUTHEAST DISTRICT, 12720 NORWALK BOULEVARD, 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 and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 7025-005-018 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17208 ELY AVENUE , CERRITOS, CA, 90703 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $732,071.88. 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. First AmericanLoanstar Trustee Services 3 First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 619-5901221 Date: 05/24/2009 FIRST AMERICAN LOANSTAR TRUSTEE SERVICES MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. Authorized Signature: Chet Sconyers 05/28/09, 06/04/09, 06/11/09 R-233917

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Your News. Online. loscerritosnews. net NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA09-249652-BL Loan # 16791766 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MARYLOU ARMAS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 1/25/2006 as Instrument No. 06-0179256 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/12/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $375,363.66 The purported property address is: 5438 Pimenta Avenue Lakewood, CA 90712 Assessors Parcel No. 7159-018-025 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 5/21/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247-9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3094448 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009, 06/05/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 4024171 TS No.: 20099077400036 FHA/ VA/PMI NO.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/19/2008 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. On 06/17/2009 at 10:00 A.M., FIRST AMERICAN LOANSTAR TRUSTEE SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 02/26/2008, as Instrument No. 20080326449, in book, page, of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California. Executed by: Chad Hussain and Muhammad Hussain 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 west entrance to the Los Angeles County Courthouse, southeast district, 12720 Norwalk Boulevard, 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 and State described as: as more fully described in the above mentioned Deed of Trust. APN# 7010-010017. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 12428 Timbercreek Lane, Cerritos, CA 90703. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s), secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $916,449.55. 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. First American Title Insurance Company LoanStar Mortgagee Services, L.L.C. 3 First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 Date: 05/26/2009 For Trustee’s Sale Information Please call 619-590-1221 LoanStar Mortgagee Services, L.L.C. may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. Authorized Signature: Chet Sconyers 05/28/09, 06/04/09, 06/11/09 R-234509

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-09-245923-ED Loan # 3062752617 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JOSE L. AVILA, A MARRIED MAN Recorded: 6/22/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1370969 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/11/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $442,783.18 The purported property address is: 12459 224TH ST HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716 Assessors Parcel No. 7076-010-029 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 5/21/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3094941 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009, 06/05/2009

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TSG No.: 4019380 TS No.: 20099070802872 FHA/VA/ PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/04/2003. zUNLESS 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 06/18/2009 at 01:00 PM, FIRST AMERICAN LOANSTAR TRUSTEE SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 11/12/2003, as Instrument No. 03 3401091, in book , page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. Executed by: HOWARD TAK SU LIM, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 WEST MISSION BLVD., POMONA, CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 7022-007-008 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17702 GERRITT AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA, 90703 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $204,596.54. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. Date: 05/25/2009 First AmericanLoanStar Trustee Services 3 First American Way Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-2774845 FIRST AMERICAN LOANSTAR TRUSTEE SERVICES MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. FEI#1018.05131 05/29, 06/05, 06/12/2009

T.S No. 08-2783-11 Loan No. 18368514/ GABAYERON Notice of Trustee’s Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction to sell the highest bidder for 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 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 to 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. Trustor: CARLOS D GABAYERON AND SUSAN B GABAYERON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation recorded 11/29/2005 as instrument No. 05 2893888, in Book , Page and rerecorded on --- as ---, of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 6/11/2009 at 10:30AM. Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $605,790.92, estimated. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 19218 CECELIA PLACE , Cerritos, CA 90703. A.P.N.: 7044-008-021. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Date: 5/20/2009 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Irvine, CA 92606 (949) 720-9200 Foreclosure Dept. Fax (949) 608-0130 Sale Information Only (714) 573-1965 Maggie F. Salac, Foreclosure Officer P572881 5/22, 5/29, 06/05/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. GM-118671-C Loan No. 7441979515 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR:CHRISTINE P. MACY, a single woman Recorded 8/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1934148 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:6/12/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California Property Address is purported to be: 12750 CENTRALIA STREET #186 LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 APN #: 7066-001-189 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $321,892.20, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. ETS Services, LLC Date: 5/14/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-7302727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3069059 05/22/2009, 05/29/2009, 06/05/2009


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