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• Delivered to 45,000 homes every Friday • Vol. 20 No. 25 • July 31, 2009 • www.loscerritosnews.net •

Battle for Hawaiian B & B Stables Fundraiser Entertains Guests With Music, Food and Games Gardens Heats Up By Larry Caballero Photos by Kefu Wei

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he battle for control of Hawaiian Gardens between supporters of the Hawaiian Gardens Varrio Gang and residents who want to continue the city’s progress of cleaning up its image and making its streets safe for its residents came to a boil July 28 at a regular meeting of the city council. Prior to the meeting, demonstrators lined Pioneer Boulevard in front of the City Hall with signs calling for an end to the Gang Injunction and establishment of a Hawaiian Gardens Police Department. Los Angeles Sheriff Pete Pitchess speaking to the crowded council chamber said he would set aside time to meet with them and try to resolve their grievances. He said if the deputies assigned to Hawaiian Gardens were abusing their policing authority, it would

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Taking time out from the fun at the fundraiser are from {l-r} Kevin Buell, Bob Buell, owner of B&B Stables, Darlene Harman, instructor for the Ride Your Horse Therapeutic Riding Program located at the stables, Mary Buell (wife of Bob Buell) and Eva Myars.The event, which took place July 25 and was attended by more than 150 people, generated over $10,000.

Jerry's Big Adventure Gilroy Garlic Festival – Volunteers Make it Happen It was a cool morning in Gilroy. The sky was overcast keeping the temperature at a comfortable 70 plus degrees for most of

quickly, people patiently waiting to be let in. With the country in a recession and California nearing bankruptcy, the Festival apparently wasn’t effected. The three day celebration had 108,519 visi-

Gourmet Alley. Where the world-renowned Pyro chefs prepare cuisine delicacies featuring pasta con pesto, calamari, scampi & other foods. the day. It was the first day of this year’s festival. The entrance to he festival grounds filled

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f you were lonely and bored and having a terrible time, you weren’t at the B & B Stables 2nd Annual Birdcage Saloon and Casino Night Fundraiser July 25 with the proceeds raised going to B & B’s Ride Your Horse Therapeutic Riding Program and scholarships. Estimated money raised totaled $10,000. Guests were ridden from the parking area to the Casino entrance by a horse and wagon driven by Artesia city councilman Larry Nelson. Once registered, the more than 150 guests were given drink tickets that were good at the bar for refreshments, and a 100 dollar chip for gambling at the craps, blackjack or poker tables. Prior to sitting down for a fantastic tri-tip and turkey BBQ fit for any cowboy or cowgirl, the patrons enjoyed bacon-wrapped

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Cerritos Residents Honored at Pride Beautification Awards Banquet By Larry Caballero Mayor Bruce Barrows and city council members honored 50 property owners, selected from a field of 134 nominees, for superior maintenance of their homes at the 2009 City of Cerritos 19th Annual City Wide Pride Beautifications Awards Banquet at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel July 24. For judging in the residential category, the City was divided into five areas of approximately 3,000 homes each. Volunteer judges carefully reviewed each nomination this spring and selected 10 winners in each area. More than 1,800 winners have been honored including this year’s recipients. Barrows thanked the winners “for sharing a common love for the City of Cerritos, but also for the qualities of caring, teamwork and responsibility. Through your efforts and the gift of your time, you have helped make our hometown one of the most beautiful cities in Los Angeles County.”

Area # 2 Grand Prize Winner’s home is owned by Roscoe Smith. The City Wide Pride Beautification Program was created in 1990 by the Cerritos City Council with the goal of preserving and enhancing the beautiful, parklike appearance of residential neighborhoods. The program is coordinated by the Property Preservation Commission to honor property owners for outstanding

maintenance of their homes. Barrows also offered his sincere appreciation to the students, staff and parents from Carmenita Middle School and Wittmann Elementary School for their partici-

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Councilmember Carol Chen’s guests at recent lunch for her appointees to City commissions, committees and a board: (from left to right) Eugene Kim, Gordon Hom, Waldo Arballo, Councilmember Carol Chen, Diana Needham, Laverne Tancill, Lily Kuo, Dipa Gandi, and Jim Yee. Cerritos City Councilmember Carol Chen hosted a lunch meeting in June for her appointees to Cerritos commissions, committees, and a board. The lunch was held at Grill 91 at the Cerritos Sheraton. Attending were: Waldo Arballo, Property Preservation Commission Member; Dipa Gandhi, Let Freedom Ring Committee Member; Gordon Hom, Let Freedom Ring Committee Member; Eugene Kim, Community Safety Committee Member; Lily Kuo, Economic Development Commissioner; Diana Needham, Planning Commissioner; Laverne Tancill, Friends Board Member of the Cerritos Center For

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Commander Dave Fender, a 33-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, was the Honoree for the City of Hawaiian Gardens 10th Annual Donald Schultze Memorial Golf Tournament July 24 at the Westridge Golf Course in La Habra where 107 golfers took part. Fender was very appreciative of the recognition the city had bestowed upon him. “Thank you for remembering me,” he said. Commander David Fender, former commander of the Lakewood Sponsors for the event included Sheriff Station accepts plaque in recognition of his service to the community at 10th Annual Donald Schultze Memorial Golf Tournathe Hawaiian ment. With him are (l-r) Hawaiian Gardens Mayor Pro Tem Victor Gardens Casino, Tri-City Regional Farfan, Hawaiian Gardens Princess Rosario Torres, Miss Hawaiian Gardens Jennifer Hurtado, and Mayor Mike Gomez. Medical Center, L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, 4th District, Cerritos Ford and the Irving Moskowitz Foundation. 1st Place Winners with a score of 54 were Tri-City Medical Center’s representatives, Matt Garrick, Bert Olague, Tom Robinson and Jason Townsend. 2nd Place Winners with a score of 57 were First Place Winners with a score of 54 were Tri City Regional MediIrving Moskowitz cal Center. Accepting First Place Team Trophies were (l-r) Bert Foundation rep- Olague. Jason Townsend, and Tri City Community Relations Direcresentatives Tony tor Mary Lou Landes standing in for team members Matt Garrick and Tom Robinson and Miss Hawaiian Gardens Jennifer Hurtado Fernandez, Sal Flores, Max Gon- and her Princess Rosario Torres. zalez, and Steve Sammarco. 3rd Place Winners with a score of 57 were Englander & Associates representatives David Betkey, Matt Knabe, Greg Knapp and Todd Knight. Honesty Award Winners with the highest score Honesty Award Winners with score of 81 were Anthony Magdaleno, Frank of 81 did not play on behalf Amaro, Glynn Cornejo, and Robert Prida.

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ABC Adult School Adults with Disabilities Program Mr. Hector A. Courtois, Music Appreciation instructor for The ABC Adult School Adults with Disabilities program presented a farewell concert for the Founder’s House of Hope residents and their families. Mr. Courtois has been an instructor for over four years. Joining him was his friend Julio Montero, a master of Latin American harp. The music was from all over South America and beyond. Budget cuts have made it necessary to discontinue this class following the spring semester. The students who were privilege enough to enjoy this class learned about several genres of music, including The History Jazz and Rock; n’ Roll. They have listened to some of the great singers of our time including: Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Cecilia Bartolli, and Andrea Bocelli. In addition, they watched classical ballet, concerts and chamber music; the Romero’s playing classical guitar; flamenco and tango dancing, the music of Asia, India, South America, Ireland and Scotland. They explored the wonderful, largely forgotten treasure that is American musicals form the 30’s 40’ and 50’s. During the semester, several musician friends joined Mr. Courtois in concert presenting music from Argentina, Mexico and the Andes. The ABC Adult School will continue to offer classes for Adults with Disabilities at Windsor Palms, Vintage of Cerritos, Artesia Christian Home, Clontarf Manor and Founders House of Hope. Residency in the ABC Unified School District is not a requirement. New fall semester classes begin Monday, September 14, 2009. Please call (562) 926-6734 for additional information or visit our website at: www.abcadultschool.com.

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Governor Schwarzenegger line item vetoed the Department of Public Health’s Domestic Violence Program, which provides $20.4 million for 94 domestic violence shelters and centers. Domestic violence shelters are often the only thing standing between victims and grave physical danger, and California’s communities cannot sustain their

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Stop Labeling on our Community I have always been compassionate about an open and honest dialogue between our local city halls, and the community residents that are the heart and soul of the world around us. Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Cerritos and Hawaiian Gardens have all been in local, state and national headlines recently, and many say for all the wrong reasons. In Norwalk we have seen sexual harassment lawsuits against two elected city council members and a third city councilman is currently under scrutiny by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Many are calling the Norwalk’s City Council the “Most Touchy Feely” City Council in California. Get my drift. In Pico Rivera we have watched one controversial City Councilman have his home, business and city hall office raided by the District Attorney’s Office of Public Integrity a couple of weeks ago. An investigation is underway, but the DA is tight lipped about what they are looking for and if anyone else under their microscope. In the All-America/Green City of Cerritos, we have watched as television news stations and national media outlets label the community as having the “Most Toxic Air” in America. The City has a pristine image and they want to keep it that way. In Hawaiian Gardens we have watched “America’s Largest Gang Raid” ever conducted over the past two months. Hundreds of people have been arrested and it has divided The Gardens into “us versus them,” and the serious pain inflicted over the situation is almost humanly unimaginable. Labels can destroy the image of a community, and it’s time to stop putting cities into “classifications” or “categories.” It’s time for everyone to listen to

each other openly and honestly without fear and retaliation. Hawaiian Gardens Diplomacy In The Gardens, I want to salute three community leaders this week. Pastor Barry Bruce for his amazing ability to open a dialogue with both the Hawaiian Gardens City Council and with Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca over the pain that has been caused on the recent gang sweeps and federal injunctions here. I also want to congratulate HG Mayor Mike Gomez and Sheriff Baca for LISTENING to Pastor Bruce and to the People of Hawaiian Gardens this past week during a very tense and heated city council meeting. These three passionate community leaders are proof that all sides of a controversial issue can be heard and that solutions can be reached when people just begin to talk to each other. All of us can learn from the conversation that is occurring in Hawaiian Gardens. It’s time for diplomacy and healing to occur within our great neighborhoods, one conversation at a time. Your thoughts? Drop me a note to RREconomy@Cerritosnews.net

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Community Members Join Assemblymember to Save Neighborhoods Mendoza introduces a bill to protect children of immigrant parents. Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Norwalk), in association with the Whittier Police Department, invites community members to participate in the 26th Annual National Night Out event being held on Tuesday, August 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Michigan park located at 8230 Michigan Avenue in Whittier. Nationally, thousands of communities take part in this once a year celebration of community as neighbors gather to make a statement against crime and drug use in cities and towns throughout the United States. “We want to increase prevention and awareness against drugs and crime within our neighborhoods and we want families to be our first-line of defense,” said Assemblymember Mendoza. “Not only is this a great way to send a message out against crime but it helps to strengthen bonds between neighbors and establishes community partnerships with local law enforcement.” Participants are asked to lock their doors and turn on outside lights and spend an evening with friends, neighbors and police officers. Participants will also enjoy raffles and giveaways, free food and drinks and enjoy kid’s activities including free fingerprinting. For more information, please contact the Assemblymember’s office at (562) 864-5600.


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Continued from page 1 be stopped. “My reason for being here is to see what we can do to build public trust in our department. He said the complaints mus be heard by him and to designate certain times to hear. He suggested Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Pastor Barry Bruce, of the Way Out Ministries, their apparent spokesperson said someone needs to coordinate it so everyone is heard. This could take several Saturday meetings, he said. “I have to be able to hear the complaints,” he reiterated, “so we can initiate programs to alleviate the problems such as the status of the injunction. He said they have to look for the way to develop trust. “That’s my goal. What I’m trying to do is get to the real issues and solve them. We have to resolve these issues for the children of Hawaiian Gardens and the future of the city.” The Mayor thanked the sheriff for taking the time to come to Hawaiian Gardens and talk to its residents. “As you can see, “ he said, “we’re in a lot of pain right now.” Accusations Bruce accused the deputies of harassment and of abusing their authority and treating the residents like they were criminals. He said the people he represents are for law enforcement, but they want fair, just and righteous law enforcement. “We’re not getting that,” he asserted. He accused deputies of abuse, prejudicial behavior toward the people of Hawaiian Gardens and racial profiling regarding injunctions. He said when complaints are filed, nothing happens. “There is no public trust here in Hawaiian Gardens,” he added. He wanted to know what happened in the city on June 3 that brought two squads of deputies, a K-9 unit, and a sheriff helicopter to the city, frightening children playing in a schoolyard. He said the suspect stole some socks in Cypress but surrendered to the deputies 10 minutes later. Bruce said the suspect was taken into a house was held and beaten until the fiasco was over.

COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • JULY 31, 2009 9 According to Cypress police the suspect had some kind of medical incident, falling described the sheriff department as another stole a 12-pack of socks from a supermarket to the ground and scraped his face, the Sergang with a badge. She said any investigain Cypress at gunpoint. A short time later geant said. tion that needs to be made, apparently retwo plain-clothes Cypress detectives saw Local Police Department ferring to city hall, needs to be made here. the suspect riding a bicycle near Norwalk Pastor Bruce said Hawaiian Gardens Navejas, who hasn’t lived in Hawaiian GarBoulevard and 222nd St. in Hawaiian Garhad its own police department, but it failed. dens for the past 10 years said her son had dens. When confronted, the suspect abanHe wanted to know why it failed and how been arrested and was in jail when sheriff doned his bicycle and began running. much it cost to run it? He also questioned deputies broke into her home at Huntington The detectives chased the man and the legality of the Gang Injunction that Beach, breaking a $3,000 front door. They were joined by officers from Cypress, Los regulates the activities of members of the wanted to know where the drugs were, Alamitos and Long Beach police departHawaiian Gardens Varrio Gang, and atasked where I got money for my son’s ments as well as Los Angeles County Shertacked the honesty of the council membail and wanted her jewelry and cash, and iffs Department. eventually surrounded, the bers. He said instead of raiding homes of preceded to tear up the house. They found man-sought refuge inside a home that was Hawaiian Gardens residents, the deputies nothing. being remodeled. The residents weren’t should raid the Hawaiian Gardens Casino Hawaiian Gardens Valarie Mason said home. But police obtained information that and Bingo Club. she supported the Gang Injunction, which a painter was inside. A look at the record shows the city’s pohad made Hawaiian Gardens streets safer. The incident was handled as a potential lice department closed because of corrupShe also said, accusation made against hostage situation and a SWAT team was tion in the department. Irving Moskowitz sheriff deputies need to be documented. called in. About an hour later, the suspect, who finally withdrew his financial support Hearsay was not sufficient. later identified as Michael Singleterry, 24, when he realized it couldn’t be cleaned up Others also spoke in support of the shercame out and surrendered to the SWAT had bankrolled the department. iff, saying the city was progressing. deputies. Former Councilwoman Kathy Navejas He was taken into custody on suspicion of armed robbery, resisting arrest, a felon in possession of a handgun and for a parole hold, police reported Singleterry is a suspected gang mem- For a fast, free quote call ber on parole for auto La Palma Artesia Cerritos theft and had been out (90623) (90701) (90703) of custody for about Mercury Insurance $843 $878 $878 five months. He iden- vicencia & buckley ins. services tified himself as a 20 Centerpointe Dr., Ste. 100 transient from Hawai- La Palma, CA 90623 State Farm Insurance $1,402 $1,376 $1,376 CA License: 0578496 ian Gardens, police Personal@vicencia.com said. Allstate Insurance $1,335 $1,353 $1,353 Sgt. Tom Bruce of the Cypress police said Singleterry apFarmers Insurance $1,328 $1,401 $1,401 parently suffered facial abrasions during Travelers Insurance $1,129 $1,221 $1,221 the pursuit and arrest. He said during his atProgressive Insurance $1,126 $1,187 $1,114 tempted escape and jumping fences, it’s comparison criteria: Six month premium; married couple; 33/32; no accidents or citations; driving a 2005 Ford Taurus SE and a 2006 Dodge Caravan with 12,000 annual miles each. Coverages: suspected that he got Rate BI-PD 100/300/50; UMBI 100/300; CDW; $5,000 Med Pay; $500 comprehensive deductible; and $500 collision deductible. Quotes obtained January 2008 from sources we believe are reliable, but scraped up, and when we cannot guarantee their accuracy. Rates do not reflect any changes that may have been made after these quotes were obtained. All rates reflect full payment of premium at time of purchase. • Annual average savings of $380 is based on a survey of 2,280 new CA Mercury Policyholders conducted October/November 2007. taken into custody he

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FHH Joins Coalition to Tour Morrell House By Helen M. Brown Nine members of the Friends of Hargitt House Historical Society traveled to Redondo Beach Tuesday June 30, 2009 to join the Southern California Coalition of Heritage Commissions and Organizations (SCC-HCO) to tour the historic Morrell House. The SCC-HCO is made up of 22 Southern California cities and meet quarterly at various historical sites in the southland. This past year they have visited such sites as the Bolsa Chico Wetlands, Long Beach Bembridge House, Downey Aerospace Museum, Rancho Los Cerritos, and Norwalk Sproul House with a walking tour thru the park to view the Norwalk Woman’s Memorial Rose Garden and the Nature Center. It has been an exciting year for all concerned. The tour of Morrell House was just as exciting as the other outings and very well planned. The Redondo Beach Historical Society under the guidance of President Deborah Jackson went all out to welcome the Coalition to their newly renovated historical house. They were met at the front gate and escorted to the back lawn which had been set up with tables sparking with white tablecloths and black napkins. There they were served wine or Sparkling Cider as they socialized. Once everyone arrived they were divided into small groups and first toured George House and got a slice of Redondo Put excitement in your life, travel with.....

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(Homer Glen, IL) Homer Hawks on July 30 in an elimination game. Also surviving extreme temperatures, but in Phoenix for the ASA ‘A’ 16-Under Western Nationals, are the two 16-Under Punisher teams. The Michelle Medinacoached team edged the Rip City 4-3 this past Tuesday highlighted by a three-run bottom of the fourth inning. Brittany Adler and Kristina Akiona each went two for three while Paige Bourgeois and Mylee Macahilig combined on a four-hitter. This past Wednesday, the Punishers were blanked by the Colorado Quicksilver 6-0 as Adler’s single and Akiona’s double were the lone hits for Artesia. Also in Phoenix, Tim Rivera’s team breezed through pool play action without being scored upon. This past Tuesday, his team blanked the (Boulder) Colorado Stars 10-0 before getting by the Petaluma Steal Breeze 3-0 this past Wednesday. A pair of 14-Under squads are in Mt. Vernon, WA for the ASA ‘A’ 14-Under Western Nationals. The Cerritos Franchise, coached by Jarrett White, blasted the (Redmond, WA) Xtreme 10-2 this past Tuesday as Hailey Schum tossed a fourhitter. Other highlights from the game were Paige Garcia smacking a pair of doubles and Taylor White tagging out a runner at the plate, preventing her from scoring on

an inside the park home run. The next day, the Franchise couldn’t hold on to a 5-2 lead going to the sixth inning and fell to the Downey Nemesis 8-7 in eight innings. Natalie Pasillas collected three hits. The Artesia Punishers, coached by Roger Chavez, faced the (Portland) Rip City in the first pool play game this past Tuesday. Results of the two Punisher games were unavailable at time of press. Finally, the Cerritos Franchise are having a blast in the ASA ‘A’ 10-Under National Championships in Johnson City, TN. Playing in 80 degree temperatures with on and off rain, the Franchise crushed the (Knoxville, TN) team AFC 17-0 to begin pool play action. Hannah Boos was working on a perfect game until the last inning. She ended up giving up two hits while striking out four. Kaitlin Okimoto went three for three in the three-inning affair against the first-year team. This past Wednesday, the Franchise defeated the Blue Springs (MO) Fireballs 6-1. Malia Quarles broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run single and Diana Villagran had a pair of doubles. The franchise, one of the favorites to win the tournament, began the playoffs this past Thursday against the (McDonough) Georgia Xtreme.

Beach pictorial history narrated by a very knowledgeable male docent. He regaled them with entertaining stories of the old Redondo Beach Hotel and tales of the city’s famous past residents. From there they walked around the beautiful Rose Garden in full bloom to tour the Morrell House. Our docent was President Deborah Jackson and she was very knowledgeable about the city, the

man detailing. It was designated a local landmark in 1991. The completed house was furnished by Barker Brothers. The Morrells were originally from Johnson City, TN and migrated to CA before hteir children were born. They had a son, Lyman, who developed tuberculoses and died in Monrovia in 1936. Velma, their daughter, was born in 1906 just before they moved into Morrell House. Velma

was confined to a sanitarian. Velma died on her 100th birthday on May 2, 2006 in Santa Barbara. To learn more about this family and the grand old house chick on hhtp:/www.redondobeachhistorical.org/ Morrell__House.htm. After a delicious catered dinner served on the lawn, the business meeting had to be moved inside due to the sudden drop in temperature. Coalition President Pamela Harrell of Yorba Linda welcomed everyone present and introduced and thanked the RB gracious hostesses of the evening. At each meeting there is what is known as the Roundtable where each organization present stands and updates all present on just what they have achieved or what they have planned since the last coalition meeting. Pamela Harrell reported on Majeska House in Yorba Linda. It has been through many hazards over the years from wild fires to mud slides. At one point all the furniture had to be removed and stored. Pamela reported that once again all is in order and Majeska House is once more doing tours. Marian Dodge, from the Los Feliz area, brought along a newly published book, the History of Los Feliz. It was written by Coalition member Don Seligman. It will be put in all the area’s libraries and also sold to raise funds for the historical society. Polly Haack of Norwalk announced the Hargitt House located at 12428 Mapledale St. in Norwalk will be having an Antique Quilt Show Saturday July 18th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. It is open to the public and refreshments will be served. There will also be an Apron Show display Saturday the 15th, the second Saturday in August. For more information contact Polly Haack at 562- 864-5591 or Jalna Boltz at 562-921-1623. The next Coalition meeting will be in La Mirada to tour Neff House; a catered dinner and the business meeting will be held in Neff Barn. This is a great old mansion and proves to be another historical highlight. For more information or to RSVP for the Neff House tour contact Helen Brown at 562-921-4218 or email CheshirLdy@aol.com.

A stock picture of the house. The tour of Morrell House was just as exciting as the other outings and very well planned. The Redondo Beach Historical Society under the guidance of President Deborah Jackson went all out to welcome the Coalition. area, and the house. The House was built in 1907 and was a combination Queen Ann and Crafts-

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Norwalk celebrated this great Nation’s 233rd birthday with an astonishing and brilliant display of fireworks. It was magnificent! From start to finish. There were questions as to the Event even taking place this year due to necessary cutbacks in the city’s budget. City manager, Ernie Garcia, put an end to all these questions when he announced at the June Chamber of Commerce luncheon that the budget has been balanced and the fireworks extravNBC's Patrick Healy talks with Councilmember Gordon Stephenhaaganza would gan before the interview at the Norwalk Fireworks show. definitely go on as usual. The sell food and interact with their friends, question as to whether or there would be neighbors, and co-workers out for an a fireworks display earlier in the month, evening of fun. These five included councilman Mike Mendez reported, “We the Norwalk Community Coordinating have to have it; it is a tradition.” It is Council (NCCC), the Norwalk Elks Lodge a costly event, especially in these hard #2142, all City Band, LULAC, and Noreconomical times, but it is wonderful that walk Lions. All monies made from these the city fathers are still able to do this for booths at these events go right back into its many citizens, as well as safer. the community in the form of charitable Once the word was out, Parks and Recreation Department went into full gear donations, scholarships, etc. This year there was quite a pleasant and did a fabulous job setting up the site surprise when reporter Patrick Healey booths for the children as well as games, from NBC channel 4 showed up around music, and entertainment for all. 8:00 with his cameraman, Spiro, in tow. By 4:00 people began arriving loaded The NCCC crew got excited when he down with lawn chairs, blankets, ice

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14 COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • JULY 31, 2009 CITY OF CERRITOS ORDINANCE NO. 949 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING TITLE 8 OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING CHAPTER 8.13 TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS FOR EXCESSIVE DOG BARKING THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Title 8 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding Chapter 8.13 to read as follows: Chapter 8.13 Excessive Dog Barking Sections: 8.13.010 Definitions. 8.13.020 Public Nuisance — Excessive Dog Barking. 8.13.030 Enforcement by Administrative Citation. 8.13.040 Severability. Section 8.13.010 Definitions. For purposes of this Chapter 8.13, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (a) “Barking dog" shall mean a dog that barks, bays, cries, howls, or makes any noise audible beyond the boundaries of the property on which the dog is situated for an extended period of time to the disturbance of any person at any time of day or night, regardless of whether the dog is physically situated in or upon private property. Such extended period of time shall consist of incessant barking, baying, crying, howling, or making of any noise for thirty (30) minutes or more in any twenty-four-hour period, or intermittent barking, baying, crying, howling, or making any noise for sixty (60) minutes or more during any twenty-four-hour period. A dog shall not be deemed a "barking dog" for purposes of this chapter if at anytime the dog is barking, a person is trespassing or threatening to trespass upon private property in or upon which the dog is situated, or when the dog is being teased or provoked. (b) “Dog” shall mean any Canis familiaris. (c) “Keep" shall mean and include having custody or control of, maintaining, harboring, or exercising. (d) “Responsible person” shall mean any person who has possession of, harbors, has charge of, has control of, keeps, or maintains any animal in the city. Section 8.13.020 Public Nuisance — Excessive Dog Barking. Maintaining, keeping, and/or permitting a barking dog, as defined in subsection (a) of Section 8.13.010 herein, on any premises in the City of Cerritos constitutes a public nuisance. Section 8.13.030 Enforcement by Administrative Citation. (a) Any designated City employee, as defined in Section 1.10.030 of the Cerritos Municipal Code, shall have authority to issue compliance orders and administrative citations in accordance with the procedures set forth in Chapter 1.10 of the Cerritos Municipal Code in order to abate a public nuisance, as defined in Section 8.13.020 above. Such compliance orders and administrative citations may be issued following either or both of the following: (1) A designated City employee, as defined in Section 1.10.030 of the Cerritos Municipal Code, personally identifying and/or witnessing the public nuisance, as defined in Section 8.13.020 above; and/or (2) A complaint signed under penalty of perjury lodged by a member of the community who has been disturbed by the excessive barking. (b) The procedures established in this section may be in addition to criminal, civil, or any other legal remedy established by law which may be pursued to address violations of the municipal code including, but not limited to, Chapter 8.12 of the Cerritos Municipal Code. Section 8.13.040 Severability. If any section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Ordinance, or its application to any person or circumstance, is for any reason held to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining sections, subsections, subdivisions, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, or phrases of this Ordinance or its application to any other person or circumstance. The City Council hereby declares that it would have adopted each section, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Ordinance, irrespective of the fact that any one or more other sections, subsections, subdivisions, paragraphs, sentences, clauses, or phrases hereof be declared invalid or unenforceable. SECTION 2. The City Clerk shall certify to the passage of this ordinance and cause the same to be posted as required, and a summary of this ordinance shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 23rd day of July, 2009. Bruce W. Barrows, Mayor ATTEST: Josephine Triggs, City Clerk STATE OF CALIFORNIA ) COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ) ss. CITY OF CERRITOS ) I, Josephine Triggs, City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, California, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing Ordinance No. 949 was duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Cerritos at a Regular Meeting held on the 23rd day of July, 2009, and that it was so adopted as follows:

TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-08-227885-TC Loan # 1006767634 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 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): JONG RAK PARK, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 11/29/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2891855 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 8/20/2009 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: $527,476.53 The purported property address is: 13112 DROXFORD ST CERRITOS, CA 90703 Assessors Parcel No. 7028-005-015 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 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 apply to 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: 7/24/2009 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: (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# 3201050 07/31/2009, 08/07/2009, 08/14/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1209751-10 APN: 7010-007-116 TRA: 2493 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9526 REF: Lu, Juliana IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 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. On August 19, 2009, at 10:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 28, 2007, as Inst. No. 20072005712 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Juliana I Lu An Unmarried Woman, 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, Southeast District, 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: 16419 Midfield 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 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: $421,331.07. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in civil code § 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. California Declaration I, John Kennerty, of America’s Servicing Company (“Mortgage Loan Servicer”), declare under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the State of California, that the following is true and correct: The Mortgage Loan Services has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the accompanying Notice of Sale is filed. AND/OR The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date and Place: 7/03/09 Fort Mill, South Carolina Name of Signor: John Kennerty Title and/ or Position VP Communication For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: July 28, 2009. (R-246889 07/30/09, 08/06/09, 08/13/09)

AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS –Chen, Edwards, Lee, Cho, Barrows NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS –None ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS –None ABSTAIN: COUNCILMEMBERS –None

Trustee Sale No. 732604CA Loan No. 5303349632 Title Order No. 3206-213282 Notice of Trustee's Sale YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/3/2005. 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 8/20/2009 at 10:30 AM California Reconveyance Company as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust, recorded on 11/09/2005, Book , Page , Instrument 05 2709853 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: ELGITHA BALDONADO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, ALLIANCE BANCORP, IT'S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Legal Description: THE CONDOMINIUM ESTATE, CONSISTING OF: (A) UNIT NO. 61 OF LOT 16 OF TRACT NO. 22284, IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 804 PAGES 60 THROUGH 70 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, AND AS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (ENABLING DECLARATION ESTABLISHING A PLAN FOR CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP OF CERRITOS VILLAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION NO. 1), RECORDED IN BOOK M3879 PAGE 693 ET SEQ. OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY. (B) AN UNDIVIDED 225/751 INTEREST IN THE COMMON AREA OF LOT 16 AS SHOWN ON SAID TRACT 22284 AND AS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS, BEING ALL OF SAID LOT AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, EXCEPT FOR THE UNITS. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED OR GRANTED IN DOCUMENTS OF RECORD. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $422,593.86 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 16838 JUDY WAY, Cerritos, CA 90703 APN NUMBER: 7012-002-061 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. Date: 7/23/2009 SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT Exhibit DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Name: Ann Thorn Title: First Vice President California Reconveyance Company, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac California Reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Deborah Brignac, Vice President 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop N110612 Chatsworth, CA 91311 P599275 7/31, 8/7, 08/14/2009

DATED: July 24, 2009 Josephine Triggs, City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 7/31/09

CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICIA PARA UNA AUDIENCIA PUBLICA

CITY OF CERRITOS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Cerritos will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. on the following matter: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS FINDING THE CITY TO BE IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CMP) AND ADOPTING THE 2009 CMP LOCAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65089 This public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers of the Cerritos City Hall, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, located at Bloomfield Avenue and 183rd Street, Cerritos, California. 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. The Local Development Report has been prepared as a part of the City’s compliance with the Congestion Management Program (CMP) administered by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for all Los Angeles County cities. The City’s conformance with the requirements contained in the CMP will ensure the continued receipt of the 1990 voter approved Proposition 111 funds, commonly known as Gas Tax funds. The public is encouraged and invited to attend this public hearing and appear at the hearing in person or by agent and be heard. Written comments will be accepted at the hearing and/or through 5:00 p.m., August 13, 2009 and should be mailed or hand delivered to: City of Cerritos Public Works Department Engineering Division 18125 Bloomfield Avenue P.O. Box 3130 Cerritos, CA 90703

DATE OF HEARING: TIME OF HEARING: LOCATION OF HEARING:

August 11, 2009 6:00 P.M., or soon thereafter. City Council Chambers City of Hawaiian Gardens 21815 Pioneer Boulevard Hawaiian Gardens, Ca. 90716

PUBLIC HEARING: Congestion Management Plan (CMP) - The City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens will conduct a public hearing to consider a resolution demonstrating the City's compliance with the Congestion Management Plan (CMP) and adoption of the CMP Local Implementation Report in accordance with Section 65089 of the California Government Code. 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 action 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 Hawaiian Gardens Community Development Department at (562) 420-2641. Si desea obtener mas informacion, llame al Departamento de Desarrollo de la Comunidad al (562) 420-2641.

Any person interested in this matter may contact Kanna Vancheswaran, Assistant City Engineer, at (562) 916-1219. Copies of the report are available for inspection at the Public Works Department, Engineering Division, City of Cerritos, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, CA 90703, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dated: July 31, 2009 Josephine Triggs, City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 7/31/09

Joseph Colombo Community Development Director Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 7/31/09


TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211

COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • JULY 31, 2009

ORDINANCE NO. 528

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, REPEALING SECTION 13.08.010 OF THE CITY OF HAWAIIAN MUNICIPAL CODE AND REPLACING IT WITH THE NEW UPDATED SECTION 13.08.010 RELATING TO SANITARY SEWER AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE

WHEREAS, the City is the owner of a sanitary sewer system within the City of Hawaiian Gardens and subject to state and federal regulations governing the use, operation, maintenance and repair, and WHEREAS, pursuant to the California State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 2006-0003 (State Water Board Order) the City must have certain legally enforceable, valid, and up to date codes governing the use, design, construction, and operation of the City’s Sanitary Sewer System; and WHEREAS, City Code Section 13.08.010 regulates the City’s Sanitary Sewer System; and WHEREAS, the current City Code Sections 13.08.010 adopts, by reference, Los Angeles County Code Title 20, Utilities, Division 2; and WHEREAS, the current Los Angeles County Code section, Title 20, Division 2, has been updated in accordance with the State Water Board Order; and WHEREAS, the City Code Section 13.08.010 was last updated in 1990 and adopted the Los Angeles County Code provisions as was then in effect on July 27,1989 ; and WHEREAS, City staff has reviewed the current City Code section, 13.08.010, and finds that the current code section must be revised in order to comply with the State Water Board Order and that such changes, as proposed, will fulfill the requirements of the State Water Board Order. WHEREAS, The City Council at their regular meeting of Tuesday, July 14, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m. introduced Ordinance No. 528. WHEREAS, The City Clerk provided the notice of the time and place of the Public Hearing to be held by the City Council on Tuesday July 28, 2009, starting at 6:00 p.m. at their regular meeting located in the City Council Chambers of the City of Hawaiian Gardens by causing the publication of this Ordinance or summary thereof in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Hawaiian Gardens not less than 10 days before the date of the hearing. NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens does hereby ordain as follows: SECTION 1: Section 13.08.01 of the City of Hawaiian Gardens Municipal Code is hereby repealed in its entirety and replaced with the following: 13.08.010 Title 20, Utilities, Division 2 of the county code of the county of Los Angeles is adopted by reference. (A) There is hereby adopted by reference as a sanitary sewer and Industrial waste ordinance of the city except as it is hereinafter amended, Title 20, Utilities, Division 2, of the county code of the county of Los Angeles, and in full force and effect on July 28, 2009. (B) Three copies of said Title 20, Utilities, Division 2, of the county code of the county of Los Angeles, as amended, have been deposited with the city clerk of the city and shall be at all times maintained bysaid city clerk for use and examination by the public.

SECTION 2. Ordinance No. 528 is hereby adopted.

SECTION 3. Severability Clause. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phase, or portion o this Ordinance is for any reason to be held invalid or unconstitutional by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Ordinance. The City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens hereby declares that it would have adopted this Ordinance and each section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion thereof, irrespective of the fact that anyone or more section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion may be declared invalid or unconstitutional. adoption.

SECTION 4. Effective date. This Ordinance shall take full force and effect thirty (30) days after its

SECTION 5. The Mayor or presiding officer of the City of Hawaiian Gardens City Council is hereby authorized to affix her signature to this Ordinance signifying its adoption by the City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens. SECTION 6. The City Clerk, or her duly appointed Deputy, shall attest and certify as to the passage and adoption of this Ordinance and shall cause this Ordinance to be published and/or posted within fifteen (15) days after its adoption as required by law. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Hawaiian Gardens on this 28th day of July, 2009. ATTEST:

CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS /S/______________________________ MICHAEL GOMEZ MAYOR

/S/________________________________ SUZANNE UNDERWOOD CITY CLERK/RECORDS MANAGER

CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE SUMMARY (ORDINANCE NO. 529)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Ordinance No. 529 of the City of Hawaiian Gardens was ADOPTED at the Regular City Council Meeting held on July 28, 2009, and is summarized as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 529 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA ESTABLISHING PERMANENT WATERE CONSERVATION MEASURES AND ADDING CHAPTER 13.19 TO THE HAWAIIAN GARDENS MUNCIIPAL CODE The proposed ordinance establishes permanent water conservation measures in the City of Hawaiian Gardens and is in response to the Executive Order S-06-08 authorized by Governor Schwarzenegger declaring an official statewide drought on June 4, 2008. SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE Water Conservation Ordinance imposes the following:

• Watering lawns and landscapes more than once a day is prohibited • Watering lawns and landscapes between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. is prohibited • Watering lawns and landscapes using stream rotator-type or gear driven sprinklers is limited to 15 minutes per day per station or more than 10 minutes • Watering lawns or landscapes in a manner that causes excessive water flow or runoff onto sidewalks, driveways, streets or alleys is prohibited • Watering hard or paved surfaces is prohibited, except when necessary to alleviate safety or sanitary hazards • Excessive use, loss or escape of water through breaks, leaks or other plumbing or distribution system malfunctions is prohibited • Operating a decorative water feature that does not have a re-circulated water system is prohibited • Washing vehicles is prohibited except by use of a hand held bucket • Providing drinking water, unless expressly requested by customers, is prohibited by eating and drink ing establishments.

Violations; Penalties: The following procedure for violation shall apply:

• 1st violation: warning will issued by Code Enforcement Officer • 2nd violation: 1-year of the first violation subject to civil administrative fine (section 1.13.070 Mu nicipal Code) • 3rd violation: 1- year of the first violation – guilty of misdemeanor unless such offense is charged as infraction Hardship: Appeal to City Administrator or his designee with written findings demonstrating an undue hardship to a person or to property CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY CLERK’S OFFICE CERTIFICATION STATE OF CALIFORNIA ) COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ) SS CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS ) I, Suzanne Underwood, City Clerk of the City of Hawaiian Gardens, do hereby certify that Ordinance No. 529, was duly and regularly introduced and placed upon its first reading at a Regular meeting of the City Council on JULY 14, 2009, and that thereafter, said Ordinance was duly adopted and passed at a Regular meeting of the City Council on this 28th day of JULY 2009, by the following votes as the same appears on file and of record in the Office of the City Clerk. AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN:

SCHULTZE, OYAMA-CANADA HECKERMAN, FARFAN, GOMEZ NONE NONE NONE

/S/______________________________ SUZANNE UNDERWOOD CITY CLERK/RECORDS MANAGER This ordinance was presented for first reading and introduction on July 14, 2009. This ordinance was presented for second reading and adoption at the Regular City Council meeting to be held on the 28th day July 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the City of Hawaiian Gardens, City Council Chambers, 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716. For additional information or to review the entire Ordinance, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 562.4202641.

CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY CLERK’S OFFICE CERTIFICATION

Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 7/31/09

STATE OF CALIFORNIA ) COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ) SS CITY OF HAWAIIAN GARDENS ) I, Suzanne Underwood, City Clerk of the City of Hawaiian Gardens, do hereby certify that Ordinance No. 528, was duly and regularly introduced and placed upon its first reading at a Regular meeting of the City Council on JULY 14, 2009, and that thereafter, said Ordinance was duly adopted and passed at a Regular meeting of the City Council on this 28th day of JULY 2009, by the following votes as the same appears on file and of record in the Office of the City Clerk. AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN:

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Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 7/31/09 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. 09-31954-FF-CA Loan No. 0017802968 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED09/27/2006. 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: STEPHANIE LEWIS, A SINGLE WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 10/12/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2268455 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 08/21/2009 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: $537,730.92 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5145 ASHWORTH STREET, LAKEWOOD, CA 90712 A.P.N.: 7167-033-008 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: 07/29/2009 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 REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 3192293 07/31/2009, 08/07/2009, 08/14/2009

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 234129CA Loan No. 0679885517 Title Order No. 602127494 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/21/2004. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/20/2009 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06/04/2004, Book , Page , Instrument 04 1433658 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: EUN SHIN SHIM, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: A CONDOMINIUM ESTATE CONSISTING OF (A) UNIT 1 OF LOT 1 OF TRACT 31077, IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 815 PAGES 62 TO 73, INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, AND AS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (ENABLING DECLARATION ESTABLISHING A PLAN FOR CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP OF CERRITOS VILLAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION NO 1), RECORDED IN BOOK M3879 PAGE 963 ET SEQ. OF OFFICIAL RECORDS SAID COUNTY. (B) AN UNDIVIDED 2900/9950 INTEREST IN THE COMMON AREA OF LOT 1 AS SHOWN ON SAID TRACT 31077 AND AS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS, BEING ALL OF SAID LOT AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, EXCEPT FOR THE UNITS. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL MINERAL, OIL, GAS AND HYDROCARBON RIGHTS BELOW 500 FEET BENEATH THE GROUND WITHOUT RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED BY JAKE JIMMY LUETTO AND RITA LUETTO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, IN DEED RECORDED SEPTEMBER 22, 1970 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 1300 AND AS RESERVED BY HAROLD J. JONGSMA AND NADINE JONGSMA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, IN DEED RECORDED AUGUST 7, 1970 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 1415, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $297,587.04(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 16842 SIERRA VISTA WAY CERRITOS, CA 90703 APN Number: 7012-007-001 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". DECLARATION PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. It has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. DATE: 07-29-2009 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Deborah Brignac CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DEBORAH BRIGNAC, VICE PRESIDENT 9200 OAKDALE AVE MAILSTOP N110612 CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 ASAP# 3189895 07/31/2009, 08/07/2009, 08/14/2009

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S. No. GM-199324-C Loan No. 0601311701 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/13/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR:ROSALINDA GARCIA, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded 7/21/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1721749 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:8/21/2009 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: 16907 CEDARWOOD COURT #60 CERRITOS, California 90703 APN #: 7012-004-061 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $313,002.28, 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. ETS Services, LLC Date: 7/23/2009 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 915043120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Sunil Jayasinha, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3190791 07/31/2009, 08/07/2009, 08/14/2009


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