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Hawaiian Gardens Council Continues Public Hearing on General Plan

Cerritos Badminton Players Recognized by City Council

"There should be no concern about the report," said EPA official Steven John. "It is based on old information and does not necessarily reflect what is out there, it (the report) should not have been released until verified."

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By Jerry Bernstein

T Three Cerritos youngsters, {l-r} Jacquelyn, 9, Christopher, 12 and Emily 15, children of Andy Han and Sandy Wu, will be participating in the Pan American Badminton Tournament to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico August 17–23. The youngsters were presented a Certificate of Recognition by Mayor Bruce Barrows at the June 25 City Council meeting and wished them good luck in the tournament. With them are their grandfather Wu Maossu and grandmother Wu Lai Hsiu Chin and members of the City Council. The two oldest children have been playing for five years and the youngest for two years.

Artesia Council Cerritos Resident Chieh Tsai Peng Turns 100 Votes to Continue Its 2008-09 Budget By Jerry Bernstein The Artesia City Council voted to temporarily continue operating under the city’s 2008-09 budget until such time it can be determined what the city’s revenue stream will be for the new fiscal year and how the state budget will effect it. City Manager Maria Dadian told the Council her staff was still trying to resolve the issues with potential state cuts to create the revenue streams the city needs for the 2009-10 budget. “We plan to monitor the general fund biweekly until such time as we can predict a steady revenue stream. In her report to the Council she and her staff had always been able to provide a balanced budget for Council consideration, but due to an expected $1.2 million

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Chieh Tsai (center) stands with his family and Cerritos City Council. shortfall, staff has not been given the policy direction to make up the shortfall in its entirety. She said the city’s reserve is expected to have a decrease in fund balance, with the reserve being the primary resource for mitigating risk and providing a buffer for extraordinary circumstances. She said the predicted decrease is the result of reduction in Sales Tax, Motor Vehicle Li-

cense Fees, and Building Permits. General Fund revenue is expected to be $1.1 million less. Sale tax projection has decreased by $372, 000 below estimates made one year ago. She said the staff has incorporated an estimated eight percent borrow from city property taxes. “Here again, this is not

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he Cerritos City Council will hold a Town Hall Meeting within two weeks with the South Coast Air Quality Management District [AQMD] to discuss all findings into the allegations that a city neighborhood adjacent to the 91 freeways is polluted and susceptible to cancer. The date of the meeting will be announced. At its June 25 meeting the Council expressed dismay and anger over an Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] story out of Washington D.C. that a Cerritos neighborhood was described as having the highest national potential risk for cancer caused by freeway pollution. The Council

was also upset that the city was not informed about the findings of the assessment before it was released to the public. Mayor Bruce Barrows said email from Cerritos residents have pointed out that Cerritos has been in the forefront of environmental issues for years and they don’t understand how one section of the city could be designated as a hot bed of pollution. The Mayor said city officials are very aggressive when it comes to protecting the health of city’s residents. He said as far as the city can determine, there is no more pollution then in adjacent areas to the city. Dr. Anupom (Pom Pom) Gan-

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La Palma Adopts 2009-10 Budget; Continues Lowered Utility Tax By Larry Caballero On June 16, 2009, the La Palma City Council adopted a $24million balanced budget for the 2009-10 Fiscal Year. At the same time it reduced the local Utility Users Tax (UUT) by 1% and declaring a Permit Fee Holiday. Mayor Mark Waldman said, “While the State, County, and many cities are struggling to balance their budgets, our prudent fiscal management has actually enabled us to enhance services and reduce fees.” La Palma receives its revenues from a variety of funding sources, with property taxes, sales taxes, and the UUT accounting for 74% of General Fund operating revenues. Due to the continuing economic downturn, revenues this year are expected to decrease by 2% and expenditures are budgeted to increase by 3.6%. Nevertheless, the adopted

General Fund budget includes a significant contribution to reserves. City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto said, “At this point, we don’t know what the State will do to try to balance its budget, so it’s important that we have reserves available to respond to any additional cuts they might make.” Some noteworthy expenditures included in the budget, include: • $924,400 for arterial street rehabilitation projects • $868,500 for the current year’s residential pavement management program • $576,000 for various water, sewer, and storm drain system improvements • $200,000 for painting arterial blockwalls citywide • $200,000 for new street signs citywide Additionally, the Council

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Cerritos Tennis is the New Game in Town By Larry Caballero Photo by Kefu Wei

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City of Cerritos Notice of Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter: REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION OF THE DRAFT 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 in Cerritos, California, 90703. The meeting will also air live on Cerritos TV3 and will be streamed over the City of Cerritos website at www.ci.cerritos.ca.us. A copy of the agenda report and the Draft 2008-2014 Housing Element document are available for download from the City of Cerritos website and at the Department of Community Development at City Hall. If you challenge the above mentioned 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 City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Any person interested in this matter may contact the Office of the City Clerk at (562) 916-1248, for additional information and/or appear at the hearing in person or by agent and be heard.

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Captain Gonzales and Mayor Pro Tem Cho "Meet and Greet" By Larry Caballero What a difference a couple of months make. When Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Joseph Cho had his third Neighborhood Meet and Greet at a local park in April, Cerritos residents were concerned about RV and vehicle parking. This time Dr. Cho chose June 20 at Gonsalves Park, and Captain Joe Gonzales of the Cerritos Sheriff’s Department was his guest speaker. The topic—Community Safety. Cho is serious about reaching out to the community as he had promised when he first ran for the city council, and these meets and greets are one way to communicate with residents. He thanked them “for attending on a Fathers Day weekend. I appreciate you joining us today.” Cho told the crowd that “we are now living in the 21st century” and to share their email addresses so that he will be able to continue to communicate with them in the future. Cho began by stating that the number one issue in Cerritos is community safety, and that is why Captain Gonzales was invited to address it. Gonzales, a 33-yearveteran of law enforcement, has just recently been promoted to Captain and so far is very happy with the city. “In the last 15 years, murder and serious assaults are down 71% in Cerritos, robberies 51% and burglaries 42%. Yet I won’t be satisfied until the number of crimes is zero in each category.” Cerritos, a bedroom community of 52,000 residents, has 50 deputies who pa-

trol the city streets “making the city safe.” Gonzales said that Cerritos is the first community that he has worked in where the residents wave back when they see him or his deputies. He assured everyone that his office is always open and to feel free to ask for him when they call. “My office number is 562-860-0044—please don’t hesitate to call it.” Residents can also go online at SaferCerritos.com to gain information about the number and types of crimes in the city, and the Channel 3 broadcast informs them of future town hall meetings to address this issue and any other concern residents may want to discuss.. Cho said, “The sheriff’s department and residents have to work very hard to keep our city safe. If you see anything suspicious, you need to report it immediately.” He has even reminded his daughter to close the front door when she takes her dog for a walk. Cho also spoke about the financial situation in Cerritos. Even with the loss in revenue, no services or programs will be cut, and no employees will lose their jobs. “We have streamlined all expenditures,” Cho said. As a good gesture, the council cut their salaries by 10%. Several residents asked questions about house prices and sales, the cost of city permits for remodeling, why a homeowner association needs permission from the city to plant trees in common areas and why trash collection charges are so high. Each time Cho reminded them that he would take their questions and concerns to city staff and reply to them within 3 weeks, “so be sure to give us your email address before you leave.” Residents enjoyed the opportunity to communicate with their local elected official and law enforcement officer, and the traditional Korean barbeque was a big hit.

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Good News/Bad News Dear Editor: While television media gave top coverage to the Cerritos pollution story, and as a result, giving the City of Cerritos a very black eye, thank goodness the Los Angeles Times gave the subject scant exposure, thus minimizing the negative impact on the City. Results of an EPA study suggests that 60 residents of Cerritos (with a population of 54,000 residents) will die from cancer-related toxic air pollution (at the rate of 1,200 per million – highest rate in the country). Furthermore, according to the LA Times story, exposure to trafficgenerated pollution increases the risk of “very pre-term delivery” in Cerritos by as much as 128%). The Times gave this story only 6 column inches on page 19, while giving 250 column inches on five pages to the death of Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop". The pollution story deserves much better coverage and a better explanation of the real risks of traffic-induced air pollution in our city and in the rest of the region. It should discuss what can and is being be done to reduce air pollution. Our residents should also know that the City has taken a lead role to advance new clean-technology transportation solutions, such as the nonpolluting Orangeline High Speed Maglev that will reduce toxic air pollution while improving mobility. Albert Perdon, Cerritos, CA

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Maurice (Mike) Sims June 6, 1943June 6, 2009 By Helen M. Brown It was with heavy hearts that friends, family, and co-workers gathered at Riverside National Cemetery to say a final goodbye to husband, father, brother, and friend Mike Sims as he was laid to rest Friday June 19, in a flag

draped coffin. Grace of York, SC and Mike was a Norwalk Mary Ann Kerr of Livresident and businessman, ermore, CA who was a member of the Norwalk a career soldier. Both Chamber of Commerce sisters flew in for their where he served on the only brother’s service. Board of Directors and Clara Molina, Mike of the Norwalk Comex-wife and mother munity Coordinating of Lionel resides in Council (NCCC) where Upland. She was also he was very active. He present at the service. also sat on the board of Mike’s son, Lionel the Chinese American spoke at the service. Alliance and was liked by “He was my dad, my everyone. His humor was friend, and my hero. I outstanding and enjoyed just hope I can be the Riverside National Color Guard at Mike's funeral . by all who knew him. same to my son.” Mike was very proud Paul Wong of the of the years he served in the Chinese American AlliMilitary. One of his favorite ance also spoke, as did Chamber stories was when he was one President Sue Arthur. She wore of the soldiers chosen to serve her blue Ambassador jacket in on President Kennedy’s burial honor of Mike’s faithfulness to detail. He said he was too short the Chamber and his Ambassato serve, as a pallbearer so had dorship for so many years. She to just stand back and look had known Mike for about 20 forward as the taller soldiers did years. “He was a good friend and the honors. He related once how always so free with his complihe was chosen to be one of the ments.” soldiers to guard the Tomb of the Jerry Crist, friend and retired Unknown Soldier while serving ex-boss of Mike who now lives duty in Washington, DC. These in Santa Ana, spoke of Mike’s were both great honors and he many fine qualities. He told of was buried with a full military how he got this urgent call from service complete with a 12 man Mike one evening. He had long Color Guard, Bugler, Drummer, ago told Mike, “I’m retired; you and a 21 Gun Salute. are your own boss now.” Mike The Bugler playing Taps, the was head of Sims Credit Bufolding of the Flag ritual and the reau in Norwalk. This particular presentation to the widow, the fi- evening it seems the salespersons nal march of the soldiers as they in the front office closed up shop leave the field to the slow drumand went home unknowing, that beat of a kilt-clad drummer was a Mike was still in the back office moving, patriotic experience, one doing his accounts. They had not that will be long remembered. only locked the office but the Mike leaves behind a wife fence gate as well. When Jerry of one year, Genevieve, a son got the call, he came running to Lionel, and two sisters, Sandy the rescue, no small feat in rush

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Blind Mud Runners Make History Camp Pendleton, CA By Krystle P. Rapisura Excitement for the 2009 World Famous Mud Run, part of the Camp Pendleton Hard Corps Race Series, permeated the crowd of nearly 10,000 as Race Series Director, Anthony “TC” Carson and Brian Tom, President and Founder of Blind Start of America (BSA), kicked off the race on Saturday, June 6. At the same time, BSA made history by being the first organization to have both blind and blindfolded participants in the event. As the organization with the largest number of registered runners, BSA generated a lot of buzz and attention with their 12 teams (60 people) dubbed the “Dirty Dozen.” Each team consisted of 5 people with 3 sighted, 1 blind/ visually impaired and 1 blindfolded.

COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • JULY 3, 2009 This “Blind Mud Run” is part of a series of BSA events branded “Visionary Experiences…Blindfolded!” As the race started, the colorful crowd was punctuated by the bright orange safety vests with lime green signs identifying BSA’s “Blind Runners.” BSA also joined forces with the Marines to raise funds for our troops and their families and, with a twist, several active duty Marines and ran the race blindfolded. Due to the enormous interest and support for BSA’s niche experience, “Blind Mud Run,” BSA is planning to register 30 teams next year, 2010, dubbed the “Dirty Thirty” for you, your group, company, or organization. Blindfolded runner, Frances Chanco, shared that “You really have to learn to trust your team because you don’t know the course. It was an excellent team building experience and I can’t wait to do it again next year!” Leslie Higashi, a sighted guide for her team reminisces how she “had so much fun and had lots of laughs while guiding [her] teammate through the mud.” The question you need to ask yourself now is, “Will I be blindfolded or will I be a guide?” Blind Start of America is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to help blind and visually impaired persons learn and develop job skills to enable them to ultimately lead lives of independence. BSA’s next event is a sensory experience “Dinner in the Dark” on October 10 at the Sheraton

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gled in Gonzalez to load the bases. That set the stage for Brianna Besenty, who cleared the bases with a triple to right field. Unfortunately, an 8-2 lead wasn’t enough as Norwalk pounded out five hits in the fifth, highlighted by a three-run home run from Renee Madrigal. The X-Plosion opened the tournament last Friday afternoon with an easy 9-0 victory over San Pedro as Mikayla Galindo went four for four with two triples and Brianna Besenty went three for four. Brown, Griffin, Pedroza and Melanie Okazaki would all collect a pair of hits and Griffin scattered three hits and struck out three in the complete game effort. On Saturday morning, the team remained in the winner’s bracket as it edged

added that Galindo, who leads the team in triples, and Pedroza could be the secret weapons that could do some damage in the state championships. Okazaki, Parker and Deja Portillo were on the 10-Under Gold All-Star last team that eventually went to the Western Nationals and Okazaki becomes the first Cerritos all-star to have gone to the state championships three times. She went in 2006 as a memBy Loren Kopff ber of the 8-Under All-Stars but the ASA does not allow that age division to play t seems as if some of the Cerritos Girls for a trophy or plaque. Softball Association’s all-star teams The 14-Under All-Stars were also are getting the hang of going to the involved in a high scoring affair of their Amateur Softball Association ‘B’ State own, this time with Torrance in a loser’s Championships. For the second straight bracket game this past Sunday. Cerritos summer, a pair of Cerritos all-star teams trailed 4-0, rallied for a 6-4 lead, then will be playing into the lost it and was forced to play month of July. by international tiebreaker The 12-Under Gold, or rules. Eventually, Cerritos X-Plosion and 14-Under succumbed 9-8 but have All-Star teams finished won more games, 18, this in fourth place in their resummer than the other four spective divisions in the Cerritos all-star teams. District Tournament this Cerritos edged Santa past weekend at Los Alisos Monica 4-3 last Friday then Middle School in Norwalk was slammed by Long Beach and have advanced to the 11-1 early last Saturday state tournament, which morning. But the team rewill be played July 10-12 bounded to win three games in Lancaster. Last season, to move into this past Sunthe 10-Under Gold and day’s game with Torrance. 14-Under All-Star teams “Losing the first game, advanced to the state I wasn’t sure if we were gochampionships. ing to bounce back and even One of the best games play,” said manager Pete of the entire District TourGarcia. “But the girls came nament, at least for the back and took one game at CGSA, came this past a time and battled hard each Sunday when the X- Tyler Johnson of the Cerritos 12-Under Silver All-Star gets to first base before inning.” Plosion seemingly had a the ball does in the top of the sixth inning in last Saturday's contest against Cerritos posted eliminavictory against Norwalk Long Beach in the Amateur Softball Association's 'B' District Championships. tion victories against San sealed. But Norwalk Johnson was two for three in the game and was safe here on a fielder's choice. Pedro (7-3), Downey (9-4) scored seven runs in the PHOTO BY KEFU WEI and La Mirada. The 14-Unbottom of the fifth inning, der All-Stars are: Bianca the final four with two outs, and rallied for Torrance 4-3. Cerritos trailed 2-1 heading Espinoza, Ariana Garcia, Tanya Garcia, a 9-8 victory, eliminating the team from into the top of the sixth but Genera singled Jasmine Holiman, Melissa Jaramillo, any chance of winning a tournament cham- to center with two outs to plate Emily MeCynthia Johnson, Kira Ito, Megan Liter, pionship. But, everyone playing on Sunday dina. In the next inning, under international Miki Okazaki, Alyssa Puente, Shawna still knew they were going to Lancaster no tiebreaker rules with Okazaki standing on Shadwell and Marissa Vargas. Only Liter matter what happened this past Sunday. second, Parker doubled to right field and and Okazaki are two-time state champi“I wanted to qualify in the top three be- later scored on a base hit from Pedroza. onship representatives. cause the top three get medals,” said man“Torrance is a good team,” Steve “They both have good character and ager Steve Besenty. “I tried to give the girls Besenty said. “They beat us the first two they have good team leadership,” Garcia some incentive to get a medal. That was times [this summer] and I got them the said. “They show their leaderships by my accomplishment for today.” third time. Norwalk is not as good as Torplaying the game hard.” Cerritos took a 2-0 lead in the top of rance. It was their day to come back with In the other age divisions, the 8-Unthe first inning as Celeste Gonzalez singled the bats. They figured my pitcher out and der All-Stars got off to a good start with and Kylee Brown homered to the right field just rang her up.” wins over North Torrance (1-0) and San gap with one out. Norwalk nearly duplicatCerritos would then lose to La Mirada Pedro (5-1) but ended with two straight ed the same feat in its half of the inning 11-1 later in the afternoon as Brown hit a losses to Torrance (2-1) and Norwalk (3when Jazmine Guzman led off with a base third inning home run. But in the evening, 2). The team finishes the summer at 14hit and scored on a round tripper down the Cerritos eliminated Long Beach 9-0 as 8-1 with one tournament championship left field line from Destiny Vasquez. Brown went four for four, scored twice and and two second place finishes. The 8-UnCerritos regained the lead in the third drove in a run. The big inning came in the der All-Stars, managed by Lyn Perryman as Brown singled and later scored on a top of the third when Cerritos scored five and coached by John Morinishi, John wild pitch. In the next inning, the flood runs off of six hits. Williams and Lori Williams are: Kristin gates opened as Deidra Genera led off “Going to state is huge,” Steve Besenty Bales, Kayla Edwards, Makayla Garcia, with a base hit, followed by a double from said. “The 12’s haven’t done very well in Taylor Genera, Mika Hamakawa, Jazmine Charlene Pedroza. Gonzalez then brought Cerritos for quite a few years. I told everyHill, Madison Huskey, Kylie Matthews, in pinch runner Samantha Venable for a body in the second week that I think we Jennifer Morinishi, Cassie Oravetz, Deja4-2 lead. Following a strikeout, Brown re- can go to the state tournament.” nae Page, Cassie Perryman and Miranda corded her third hit of the game, Hannah While Brown and Griffin have been Williams. 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ritos College softball team won a state championship a little over a year ago, the Punishers slammed the San Diego Riptide 8-2 in the Southern California ASA 18-Under State Championship tournament. But it’s how the Punishers qualified for the biggest tournament for that age group of the summer that will be talked about for some time. Last Friday, the Punishers lost their first game in the double elimination tournament 3-0 to the San Diego Renegades. With no margin for error the rest of the weekend, the Punishers won three games last Saturday and two this past Sunday. It was the game against the Riptide that was the qualifying game. “We’ve been cursed the past couple of years,” Salmones said. “We almost get there but never there. This year, going to the loser’s bracket early and coming back…my girls showed a lot of courage.” Last season at Artesia Park, the Punishers finished in fifth place out of 20 in the state tournament but only the top three teams advanced to the National Championships. This season, the ASA awarded the top 12 teams the berth and the Punishers eventually finished in seventh place out of 45 teams. In addition, the Punishers won more games in the loser’s bracket, five, than any other team. The Punishers wasted little time against the Riptide as catcher Dana Garcia (La Mirada High graduate/Long Beach State University signee) singled on the second pitch she saw in the bottom of the first. Center fielder Brenda Bresnahan (La Mirada High School) then reached on an error and after an out was recorded, first baseman Devin Salmones (Cerritos College) singled to right to bring home Garcia. That was followed by a run scoring groundout from second baseman Crystal Marinelli (Summit High School) and a run scoring hit from left fielder Lauren Villareal (Santiago Junior College). The Punishers doubled their total in the bottom of the second when pitcher Jessica Moon (California State University, Monterey Bay) was walked and Garcia singled. After Bresnahan sacrificed both runners, shortstop Jamie Moon (CSUMB) doubled to plate pinch runner Veronica Torres (Bishop Amat High School) and Garcia. Three pitches later, Salmones doubled and she eventually scored on a single from Marinelli. Garcia would score the team’s final two runs. In the bottom of the fourth, she led off with a deep home run over the left

center fence and two innings later, she doubled with one out, stole third and came home on a double from pinch hitter Salina Aryean (Lakewood High graduate). In all, the Punishers pounded out 14 hits with Garcia going four for four and Aryean, Jamie Moon, Salmones, Villareal and third baseman Holly Mooring (La Mirada High School) all collecting a pair of hits. “Pitching was great, defense was great and of course the hitting, which comes around, was there,” Dave Salmones said. “Dana is one of those phenoms that come around once in a hundred years that can play anywhere and hit anything. Then from two through eight, it’s all big time hitters. At any time, they can hit it out of the park.” Jessica Moon scattered half a dozen hits and was throwing a shutout until the Riptide scored in the top of the sixth. Last Friday, the Punishers and the Renegades were embroiled in a scoreless contest until the bottom of the fifth when the Renegades scored twice off of Jessica Moon. The Punishers hurt themselves by stranding eight runners and got seven hits, two each from Garcia and Marinelli. But last Saturday was a totally different story as the Punisher blanked the Minors Gold 4-0 as Gabby Villarreal (St. Joseph High School graduate) scattered five hits and Devin Salmones had a big two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the third. Later in the day, the team blanked the Ozone 11-0 as Devin Salmones went three for four and Garcia went three for five. Center fielder Taylor Johnson (La Mirada High School graduate) went two for four and scored three times. The day ended with the Punishers slamming the Southern California Waves 11-1 as Garcia came up big again with a pair of hits including a grand slam in the top of the fifth inning. Jamie Moon also hit a home run in the third inning and the team posted 13 hits. Following the clinching victory over the Riptide, the Punishers continued to defeat the Southern California Stealth 4-3 before losing to the Southern California Wicked 4-3. “I think they will be pumped up, being it’s their first time in Nationals,” Dave Salmones said of the trip to Las Vegas. “With most of the girls, already this is the last time they can play [travel ball]. So I think we have a good shot.”

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members from being outside after 7 p.m. Many of those present had family members caught up in the recent gang sweep by federal and local law enforcement officers. Resident Annie Rowe said she moved to Hawaiian Gardens in August 2008 after residing in Los Alamitos for 20 years. “However, I’ve worked in the city for the past 10 years.” She said she had watched city council meetings since living in Hawaiian Gardens and people complaining about services. She said, “I hope you know there are many residents in the city who support you and appreciate your hard work. “ She said she moved to Hawaiian Gardens because of the many services the city offered its residents and the police protection afforded its residents. Summer School Funds In other business the Council approved a request for $120,000 by the ABC Unified

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14 COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • JULY 3, 2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. 2008-3625 Order No. 800000811 Loan No. 0070209694 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/7/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ALEXANDER C. ANENE AND BERNADETTEIANENE, HUSBAND AND WD7E Duly Appointed Trustee: POMONA FINANCIAL SERVICE, INC. Deed of Trust recorded 7/20/2004 as Instrument No. 04-1844270 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 7/16/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DBRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other reasonable estimated charges: $660,038.87 Street Address or other common designation of purported real property: 18915 GODINHO AVE CERRITOS, CA 90703 A.P.N.: 7030-014-031 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 trustee within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 'FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (714) 730-2727 OR LOG ONTO www. fis-asap.com' Date: 06/01/2009 S.B.S. TRUST DEED NETWORK, AS AGENT FOR THE TRUSTEE 31194 La Baya Drive, Suite 106 Westlake Village, CA 91362 818-991-4600 YARDIA BLANE, SR. TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 3154254 06/26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA09-260708-TC Loan # 3001832884 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/3/2006. 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): CESAR R. REDOBLE AND DOMINGA R. REDOBLE, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 4/12/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0798962 in book --, page -- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 7/16/2009 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 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $534,021.83 The purported property address is: 19200 SHERYL AVENUE CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7039-030018 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to One West Bank FSB 6900 Beatrice Drive Kalamazoo MI 49009 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 6/15/2009 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: (877) 908-4357 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# 3148323 06/26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. GM-176701-C Loan No. 0307727035 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/5/2006. 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:KWANG MA KIM and YOUNG HU KIM ,HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 10/13/2006 as Instrument No. 06-2280579 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:7/17/2009 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: 12534 KENOBI CT CERRITOS, California 90703 APN #: 7056-001-070 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $794,870.28, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 6/22/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3143741 06/26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA09-261783-BL Loan # 19296847 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/16/2006. 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): TONY MCCRAY AND TERRI MCCRAY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 11/22/2006 as Instrument No. 06-2597824 in book - , page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 7/16/2009 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 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $793,195.96 The purported property address is: 11331 Sharon St Cerritos, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7034-012-003 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Litton Loan Servicing LP 4828 Loop Central Drive Houston TX 77081 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap. com Reinstatement Line: (800) 247-9727 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3154229 06/26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009

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TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. 09-20376-SP-CA Loan No. 0009137480 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED01/18/2006. 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(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), 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; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made 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 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: MICHAEL NENADIC AND YOUNG AE KIRKPATRICK, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 01/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0214286 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 07/17/2009 at 10:30 A.M. Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $703,020.69 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 12431 RYAN LANE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 A.P.N.: 7054-017-018 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. 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 undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee's or beneficiary's authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 06/22/2009 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 2525 East Camelback Road, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85016 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-259-7850; as of 6/23/08 714-730-2727 Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVEASAP# 3145326 06/26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009 TSG No.: 3797056 TS No.: 20089134003189 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/23/2006. 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 07/15/2009 at 10:00 AM, FIRST AMERICAN LOANSTAR TRUSTEE SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 02/06/2006, as Instrument No.060272442, in book ,page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. Executed by: JIM D. FLORES, , BONNIE S. FLORES, 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# 7034-018-018 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17804 PALO VERDE AVENUE #20 , 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 $351,598.21. 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: 06/17/2009 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. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/ or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Authorized Signature: Chet Sconyers 06/25/09, 07/02/09, 07/09/09 R-240425

TS # CA-09-250033-CH Loan # 0000106321 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/2/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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 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): AVIS L. LIVINGSTON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 03/09/2004 as Instrument No. 04 0557517 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California; Date of Sale: 7/16/2009 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $376,063.82 The purported property address is: 13351 BIGELOW STREET CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7044-020-002 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Kondaur Capital Corporation 1100 Town & Country Rd, Suite 1600 Orange CA 92868. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: 6/19/2009 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: (714) 573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.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. P586557 6/26, 7/3, 07/10/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA09-261479-ED Loan # 3014323319 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/13/2007. 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 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): SUNG HA LEE, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 8/21/2007 as Instrument No. 20071955208 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 7/16/2009 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 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $735,897.98 The purported property address is: 13513 CHARLWOOD CIRCLE CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7028-010-023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Washington Mutual Bank, FA 7255 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville FL 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 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# 3155090 06/26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. GM-176695-C Loan No. 0307724453 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/9/2006. 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:BENJAMIN RAMIREZ, A SINGLE MAN Recorded 6/16/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1326912 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:7/17/2009 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: 21444 CLARETTA AVENUE LAKEWOOD, CA 90715 APN #: 7066-011-003 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $482,687.12, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 6/18/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3131239 06/26/2009, 07/03/2009, 07/10/2009 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARY JO BUCK Case No. BP117175 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MARY JO BUCK A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Joseph Buck in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Joseph Buck be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on July 24, 2009 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: CYNTHIA T LEWALLEN SBN 162265 LAW OFFICE OF CYNTHIA T LEWALLEN 21515 HAWTHORNE BLVD STE 820 TORRANCE CA 90503-6542 Los Cerritos Community News CN821112 BUCK Jun 26, Jul 3,10, 2009

CITY OF NORWALK NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF NORWALK

CONSIDERATION OF FARE CHANGES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NORWALK TRANSIT SYSTEM Date: Time: Place:

CONSIDERATION OF FARE CHANGES NORWALK TRANSIT SYSTEM

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard Date: Council Chambers, Tuesday, August 4, 2009 City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650 City Norwalk Time:

6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard

Place: City Council CityCity Hall, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard, CA 90650 Description: The CityChambers, CouncilNorwalk of the of Norwalk will holdNorwalk, a public hearing regarding information about changes in fares for Norwalk Transit System’s Fixed-Route services. Description: The City Council of the City of Norwalk will hold a public hearing regarding information aboutreviewed At the June 23, 2009 City Council Budget Workshop, Norwalk Transit System (NTS) staff changes in fares for Norwalk Transit System’s Fixed-Routethe services. its budget proposal, which included a need to address deficit for Fiscal Year 2009-10. Therefore, in the June 23, 2009 City Council Budget Workshop, Norwalk Transit System (NTS) staff reviewed its order to mitigateAt the on-going budget deficit and loss of State and local funds, transit staff is proposing the budget proposal, which included a need to address the deficit for Fiscal Year 2009-10. Therefore, in order to following fare structure enhancements: mitigate the on-going budget deficit and loss of State and local funds, transit staff is proposing the following fare structure enhancements:

Current Fare Structure Base Fare: Student: Senior/Disabled/Medicare NTS Transfer: Interagency Transfer:

Proposed Fixed-Route Fare Proposed Fare Structure 0.75 Base Fare: 0.60 Student: 0.35 Senior/Disabled/Medicare 0.25 NTS Transfer: 0.35 Interagency Transfer:

0.90 N/A N/A N/A 0.50

These enhancements will have no impact to student, senior, disabled passengers; proposal only refers to an

These enhancements willFare have impact senior, disabled increase in Base fromno 0.75 to 0.90 to andstudent, Interagency Transfer Fare frompassengers; 0.35 to 0.50. proposal only refers to an increase in Base fromCity 0.75 to 0.90 andyetInteragency Transfer to 0.50. TheFare Norwalk Council has not approved these changesFare and afrom public0.35 hearing will give you the The Norwalk City Council has notproposal yet approved these changes and a public hearing will give you the opportunity to comment on the before it is considered for adoption. opportunity to comment on the proposal before it is considered for adoption. Public Comment: Interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and be heard regarding this matter. Public Comment: Interested are invited attend andAddress be heard Written comments may be submitted topersons the City Council prior totothe time setthis for hearing the hearing. writtenregarding this matter.comments: Written Attention comments mayatbe the City Council prior to the time set for the hearing. City Clerk the submitted address notedtoabove. Information: QuestionsCity concerning public hearing matter be directed to Norwalk Transit Address writtenMore comments: Attention Clerk the at the address notedshould above. Customer Service at (562)Questions 929-5550. concerning the public hearing matter should be directed to Norwalk More Information: Accessibility: compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to Transit Customer Service atIn(562) 929-5550. participate in a City meeting or other services by this City, please the City Clerk’s (562) special Accessibility: In compliance with offered the Americans with contact Disabilities Act, ifOffice youatneed Notification least 48 hours prior the meeting or timeoffered when services are City, neededplease will assistcontact the City the City assistance 929-5720. to participate in aat City meeting ortoother services by this staffat in (562) assuring929-5720. that reasonable arrangements be made to provide to the meeting or service. Clerk’s Office Notification atcan least 48 hours prioraccessibility to the meeting or time when services hearingthe devices be available at this hearing prior notification. are neededAssisted will assist Citywillstaff in assuring that without reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility to the meeting or service. Assisted hearing devices will be available at this hearing without prior Dated this3rd day of July 2009. notification. /s/ Theresa Devoy, City Clerk

Dated this 3rd day of July 2009. /s/ Theresa Devoy, City Clerk

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Community Church. Rotary International’s motto is “SerRotary International Past District Gov- vice Above Self” in its quest for world ernor Grant Engle installed the 2009-2010 peace, and it now has a membership of officers at its Installation Dinner June 29 1.2 million people in 200 countries. Once at the Ashoka Restaurant in Artesia. More Lima was elected President of the Rotary, than 50 members and invited guests were the organization has been more involved present to congratulate outgoing President in local projects including a food drive at Sug Kitahara and his board for a very suc- Paddelford Park in Artesia. cessful year. The “Welprogram for come everythe ceremony one to our included a tribInstallation ute to Kitahara, Demotion which soon Ceremony. evolved into What a great a roast by the reason to members about party on a a one too many Monday shots of Tenight!” said quila, while he Kitahara. was in Mexico, Members to his choice of Steve Sherapparel, which man and Ar- ABC Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu presents more often tesia Mayor outgoing Rotary President Sug Kitahara proclamation than not conon behalf of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe sisted of BerPro Tem Tony Lima in recognition of his leadership of the Cerritos-Artesia muda shorts, informed the Rotary Club the past year. sandals and guests that shirt to the Rothe Cerritary meetings. tos Artesia Once elected Rotary Club as President, was founded his choice of in 1985 to clothes greatly promote improved. international Kitahara activities that thanked now include everyone for an exchange the tributes with Japan presented to and sister cithim from the ies in Korea city of Cerritos and the and the office Philippines. Newly installed Rotary President Manu Patel thanks of Don Knabe, club members thanks the guests for attending the club’s and especially The group is celebrat- installation dinner and promised to do his best to make for the award ing its 40th the Cerritos –Artesia Rotary Club grow in membership from Rotary. anniversary and to be even more successful in the community. “I try to live with Japan each day by this year. the wisdom of The Cerritos Artesia Rotary has devel- Mahatma Gandhi who said, that in order oped working partnerships with several to find yourself, you first have to lose groups including ABC Unified School yourself in the service of others.” District, scholarships for outgoing stuLima thinks the new president, Manu dents to Japan, Artesia Historical Society, Patel. will also do a great job this year. the sheriff, police and fire departments, “He’s very flexible, outgoing, inviting and and food bank distribution at New Life kind to everyone.”

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CITY OF CERRITOS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, July 23, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter: REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION OF THE DRAFT 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 in 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. A copy of the agenda report and the Draft 2008-2014 Housing Element document are available for download from the City of Cerritos web site and at the Department of Community Development at City Hall. If you challenge the above mentioned 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 City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Any person interested in this matter may contact the Office of the City Clerk at (562) 916-1248, for additional information and/or appear at the hearing in person or by agent and be heard. Josephine Triggs, City Clerk; Dated: July 2, 2009 Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 7/3 and 7/10/09

June 22-28, 2009 There were twenty-five Part I felony crimes investigated by Cerritos Sheriff’s Station last week, up slightly from twentyone the week before. While vehicle burglaries, commercial burglaries, and vehicle theft were up, residential burglaries were down and robberies remained the same as none were reported. Calls for service were down to 296 compared to 308 the week before. The 2009 weekly average in calls for service is now 296. We are pleased to announce that for the second consecutive week there were no robberies reported. Residential burglaries dropped from six to only one last week. A side garage door was kicked in but no loss could be determined in the vacant house. The 2009 weekly average in this category is now 2.4. LaSt week we mentioned that solid core doors equipped with sturdy deadbolt locks can be the difference in your becoming the victim of an attempted burglary or a completed one. This is very important on the side garage door as most are not visible from the street and provide the criminal the necessary concealment to enter. Make sure that there is a strong frame in use that can adequately support the deadbolt. Five commercial burglaries were logged. There were six the previous week. A school, three closed businesses, and a fitness center locker were targeted. Currency, laptop computers, wallets, and ID were missing. The 2009 weekly average in the category is currently 1.5. Vehicle burglaries rose from seven to eleven last week. High-volume commercial parking lots were the crime scenes in all of the

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crimes. SUVs were involved in four cases. Five victims reported GPS units were stolen. Other property reported taken included purses, cameras, laptop computers, batteries, CDs, and an MP3 player. The 2009 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is at 8.4. Don’t leave windows partially open to cool your car, and especially avoid leaving anything of value in the passenger compartment. Thieves will seize any opportunity you give them to steal your property. Vehicle thefts increased by one crime last week when four were recorded. High-volume commercial lots were the venue in three. One SUV, a Toyota, a Scion, and a commercial trailer were stolen. The 2009 weekly average in vehicle thefts is now 5.3. Steering wheel locking devices can cost as little as $35.00 and are a visual deterrent. This is a very small added “insurance policy” to make sure that your vehicle is available when you return to it. HAPPY 4th of JULY BE SAFE!

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CITY OF ARTESIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City Council of the City of Artesia will hold the Regular City Council Meeting in the City Council Chambers of the Artesia City Hall, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2009 to conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following items: CASE NO. 2009-20

CODE AMENDMENT 18747 CLARKDALE AVENUE

City of Artesia, 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia CA 90701 A request for approval of a Code Amendment to amend the Artesia Municipal Code to allow administrative approval for modifications to color on structures or elements thereof in all zones in the City of Artesia. CASE NO. 2009-13

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 17828 PIONEER BOULEVARD

Jonathan Matson, 13271 South Street, Cerritos CA 90701 A request for approval of a conditional use permit to allow a service and professional use on the ground floor for the property located at 17828 Pioneer Boulevard in the Commercial General (C-G) Zone. CASE NO. 2009-16

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 11727 ARKANSAS STREET

Total Environmental Management, Inc. 11727 Arkansas Street, Artesia, Ca. 90701 A request for a conditional use permit to allow for a warehouse use for the property located at 11727 Arkansas Street in the Light Manufacturing and Industrial (M-1) Zone. CASE NO. 2009-14

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, AND DESIGN REVIEW 17022 ROSETON AVENUE

Michelle Fellen, 2903-H Saturn Street, Brea, Ca. 92821 A request for a conditional use permit and design review to install an emergency generator as accessory equipment to an existing wireless communication monopole for the property located at 17022 Roseton Avenue in the Light Manufacturing and Industrial (M-1) Zone. If you challenge this action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. All interested persons are invited to attend this hearing and express their opinion on the matter listed above.

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