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• Norwalk’s and Pico Rivera's Only Community Newspaper • Vol. 4 No 12• July 2, 2010

Artesia/Cerritos Relay for Life nets over $49,000

Cancer survivors get ready for the "Survivor Lap" at Gahr High School track. Over 100 survivors participated.

Miss Teen Artesia and her court with Natalie Lira, who designed her own Relay for Life t-shirt and logo.

Blindstart’s blind and blindfolded mud runners make history

Grand Reopening planned for Landmark Square in Cerritos Tenants will participate in vendor fair, future tenants Chronic Tacos, Blizz Yogurt and other eateries will be handing out samples during the free community event. By Larry Caballero

Blindstart's President and CEO Brian Tom (third from left) runs through one of the many mud holes during the race. MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Over 5,000 participants gathered at the start line of Camp Pendleton’s World Famous Mud Run on Saturday, June 5, 2010. Like the Red Sea parting for Moses, the crowd made way for 65 “Blind Mud Runners” representing Blind Start of America ( dressed in Military Green, wearing blindfolds, orange safety vests, and yellow signage marked “Blind Runner”. The applause

and cheers of “BLINDSTART! BLINDSTART!” roared as they made their way to the starting line. This was BLINDSTART’s 2nd Annual “Visionary Experience…Blindfolded!” BLIND MUD RUN. These 13 teams dubbed the “Bakers Dirty Dozen” represent BLINDSTART, an award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to help blind and visually impaired persons lead [See MUD RUN Page 13]

Come one, come all to the Grand Reopening of the Landmark Square Cerritos Saturday, July 10 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm where several local and consumer-friendly businesses will be welcoming you with a bouncer for the children, popcorn and cotton candy machines, free food samples and demonstrations, a clown giving out balloons, DJ and a Street Promoter dressed in festive attire to direct you to their businesses. To add to the excitement of the day, over 70 Lucille’s BBQ gift cards and raffle prizes will be given away. The event is sponsored by Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Group. Landmark Square Cerritos was built in 1974 and is located at 11300 South Street, just one block east of the 605 Freeway at the intersection of South Street and Los Cerritos Center Rd across from the Cerritos Mall. The property has been totally remodeled and includes popular restaurants such as Lucille’s

CREATE A NEW YOU! Talk with the surgeon u Meet the program staff u Talk with people who have lost 100 pounds & more u Healthy snacks will be served u

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Smokehouse Barbeque and Panera Bread. Several unique businesses that customers may enjoy visiting include A Touch of Romance, Annie’s Florist, Evans Kitchen and Bath, The Hair Whisperer, Color Floors, Anderson Tax Service, Oreck Clean Home Center, T-Mobile, and Titan’s Auto Insurance. New in-coming tenants who will be offering many appetizing food selections to match everyone’s unique tastes include Ajito Japanese Grill, Ron’s Seafood, Chronic Tacos, Blitz Berry Frozen Yogurt and Gatten Sushi. DJ Rudy Hernandez of RMH Dancesport Center, an active member of many Chambers of Commerce, will be awarding many fabulous prizes [See LANDMARK Page 13]

More Inside 1st CEB Memorium - Page 2 Publisher's Rant- Page 4 Fastest weeny in the West- Page 8 Business Directory - Page 13 Community Sports - Page 10-14



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Price of freedom and democracy

Honoring Cpl. Daane DeBoer of the 1st CEB KIA June 18th in Afghanistan The Friends of the 1st CEB and the City of Cerritos invite you to honor the service and sacrifice of Cpl. Daane DeBoer of the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, USMC who was the latest of three Marines from the 1st CEB to have given their lives for Freedom and Democracy. On June 18th in Helmand Province, Afghanistan while on a dismounted patrol he was killed by an IED. Cpl. DeBoer was 22 years old and is survived by his parents.H is final earthly resting place will be in Lundinton, Michigan. By all accounts he was an outstanding young man and would make any of us proud to have him in our family. This July 4th while we celebrate our nations independence we will honor not only Cpl. DeBoer but also Sgt. Heede and LCpl. Yazzie by having their "Honor the Fallen" posters with their pictures displayed at the Vertans Memorial and invite you to stop by and pay your respects as "Freedom Isn't Free". As part of the Let Freedom Ring Celebration we invite you to meet members of the 1st CEB who will have a variety of displays for you to review and participate in including Vehicles, robots and other military items. Please welcome them to Cerritos and express you appreciation and support. Please also drop by the Friends of the 1st CEB Booth for further information on the Friends of the 1st CEB or by calling Chuck Sutter at 562.860.8174


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