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COMMUNITYNEWS COMMUNITY 45,000 homes every Friday • February 5, 2010 • Volume 20, No. 47

Cerritos Council approves lease for Kia-Subaru dealership

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Iron Chef competition between area high Contract for Fedde school students held at Cerritos Sheraton Middle School Sports Complex approved

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Proposed project would generate an additional $18.9 million in revenue for the City over the potential 15-year lifetime of the lease.

The ABC School Board approved a contract at its Feb. 2 meeting, with WLC Architects located in Rancho Cucamonga to provide engineering and design plans for the construction of the Sports Complex to be built with the City of Hawaiian Gardens at Fedde Middle School. District Chief Financial Officer Toan Nguyen said the firm submitted a low bid of $408,000. Estimated cost of the project is $8 million. The City will contribute $7.5 million and the school district will contribute $500,000. Board Member Olympia Chen asked where the District’s share of the cost was coming from. Nguyen said the district’s portion is moderation money that was set aside for work on the school’s athletic field. Board Member Mark Pulido said he noted that WLC was involved with the modernation of two district high schools. He asked which ones they worked on. Nguyen replied the schools were Cerritos and Gahr High Schools. Board Vice President Maynard Law wanted to know if the city or the district were going to manage the construction of the project. He was told the District would be in charge. The City has identified $6,443,880 for their share in Grant Foundation funds, Redevelopment Bonds and non-allocated reserve funds from the current fiscal year and will need to contribute $1,056,120 in future years to complete the project. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in November of 2010. City of officials have said with available funding, the project may need to be completed in phases. The city is pursuing additional

The City Council voted to move forward with a proposed lease with Cerritos Kia and Subaru for a Dealership in the Cerritos Auto Square. City Manager Art Gallucci said the Redevelopment Agency is seeking approval to enter into a contract with Lamar Trust regarding the purchase of the vacant 4.74 acre parcel at 18201 Studebaker Road within the Auto Square for a price of $7 million which will then be leased to Kia. The property, formerly occupied by a Hyundi Dealership. includes all site building improvements, fixtures, furnishings and other automobile-related equipment within the property.. In his report to the council Cerritos Management Analyst Ryan Cary said it is anticipated the proposed project would generate an additional $18.9 million of revenue for the City/Agency through the generation of rent, sales tax, tax increment and interest over the potential 15-year lifetime of the lease. The initial lease would be for five years with two five-year extension options. When fully staffed, it is anticipated the new dealership will provide 95 jobs, including the preservation of 57 existing jobs that would be lost with the pending closure of the Cerritos Saturn dealership, which is currently owned and operated by the proposed operator of the Kia dealership. Cary said through the preservation of these jobs, the Kia dealership would be able to preserve $3,3 million in annual salary and benefits for the employees, amounting to $58,000 annually per employee. He added, an additional 28 jobs will be immediately created in order to accommodate the larger facility and broader range of services that the new dealership will provide with 10 more jobs added within two years of the dealership opening. Councilmember Carol Chen asked who would be in charge of the dealership. The City Manager said Ken Croft, who

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Competing in the "New" Top Chef Contest at the Cerritos Sheraton Hotel were [back l-r]Steve Shim, 17 from Whitney High School, Adam Drummond, 17 from Tracy High School, Adam Wilson, 18, from Cerritos High School, [front l-r] Stephanie Fong, 17 from Whitney High School, Katherine Olaguver, 17 from Cerritos High School. Wilson won the competition. Photo by Brian Hews By Randy Economy Five great young aspiring chefs have participated in a unique competition held

These "soon to be chefs" each presented one dish each. Wilson’s winning dish was a special sashimi tuna dish with a crunchy salad. The winning dish will make its way onto the new menu currently revamped at the hotel's "Grille 91 Restaurant."

Snapper with cilantro-lime relish and roasted vegetables. at the Cerritos Sheraton Hotel and a new “Top Student Chef” has been crowned. All of these future gourmet wiz kids have lots to look forward to in the future, and for the past several weeks that have been taking culinary courses from through the Southeast Regional Occupation Academy under the guidance of Chef Carlos Garcia. Garcia is the head chef at the noted Cerritos Sheraton Hotel in the Cerritos Towne Center. The five students involved in the course, and competition all reside here in our community and all of them created their own special dishes and presented them to a local group of “culinary” experts. The five students attend Cerritos High School, Whitney High School and Tracy High School.

Chef Carlos Garcia (middle) from the Sheraton Cerritos has

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More Inside Vegan risotto with three types of sweet potatoes and roasted vegetables. been serving the instructor for the culinary students during this past school semester.

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Ancient Egyptian history live at Burbank Elementary School Burbank Elementary School is a visual, performing, and folk arts magnet school. Its goal is to produce a wellrounded mind and understand the past and present in a healthy body. On Jan. 29 the sixth grade held its annual Egyptian Parade on the school campus with the students played ancient Egypt characters. According to Matera Walter, a retiring fifth grade teacher who helped organize the first parade back in 1990-91, the parade marks the end of a particular Social Studies unit. To make the era of ancient Egypt come alive visual and performing arts were incorporated into the lessons and turned what could be a traditionally dry study area into a living theater. He said try to introduce the students to things ordinary people did in their

everyday lives during that time period. It helps them understand what life was like back then and “hopefully” broadens their understanding of today’s world. Following the parade lunch was served featuring food of that time period, which included chicken, bread An Egyptian Pharaoh, played by sixth grade student Gullermo Faand vegetables, jardo is carried on a litter before his subjects during a re-enactment of which was pre- a parade in ancient Egypt. Kaula Douglas and Lyla Balavin played his pared by sixth two queens also carried on litters befitting their royal heritage. grade parents. The parade is an annual six-grade “The programs are not restricted to project. However, each grade has its own a handful of the most talented,” he said. “Each child has a part to play.” See BURBANK CON'T ON 9 Getting together following the parade were Ailaine Tolentino, Frances Lee, Valeria Maderos and Trisan Solon. The girls dressed in white were flower girls who tossed flowers to the parade onlookers. Dressed in red were two of the parade dancers.

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Attending the Artesia Chamber of Commerce Feb. 2 meeting were (seated) Veronica Bloomfield, Barbara Applebury and James Kang; (standing l-r) Executive Director Anthony Armendarez, Felix Lopez, Tony Lima and Manu Patel. By Larry Caballero During tough economic times, it may be hard to keep a business open, so maybe joining your local Chamber of Commerce may be the answer. At least that’s the hope of the recently formed Board of Directors for the Artesia Chamber of Commerce who met Feb. 2 for lunch at a local restaurant to discuss their options. Artesia Chamber President James Kang welcomed the Artesia Historical Society President Barbara Applebury and Past President Veronica Bloomfield for accepting the Chamber’s invitation to be the guest speakers for the meeting. Bloomfield praised the Board members for their eagerness to form a successful Chamber in Artesia and wished them well. “Businesses will want to join once they

understand what the Chamber can offer them and how it can effectively serve the community.” Artesia Mayor and Chamber member Tony Lima agreed and said that businesses will want to join when they realize how important networking can be. “It may mean the difference of keeping their doors open or having to shut them down. Individual businesses can’t always make it on their own, and that’s why a Chamber can be so beneficial.” A Grand Opening and networking mixers are planned in the near future, and the members were eager to start reaching out to the local businesses. Also in attendance were Vice-President Manu Patel, Secretary Felix Lopez and Executive Director Anthony Armendarez.

schools; despite the fact that economic crisis affected the district adversely forcing Whitney to take its share in cutting hours, the school is turning out the same number of graduating students who are going on to achieve higher goals in life and become truly valuable members of Across the country the plight of the society. public education has been a perilous one In 2008 Whitney took on an in recent years. In this tough economic ambitious plan of building a state-of time, no school in the country escaped the-art media center which will give untouched. Every major news paper in  students exposure to world class journalevery major city is reporting about drastic ism and media careers. The district was  cuts for public school systems. Adminimpressed with its scope and reach so  istrators, teachers, students, and the much that it committed a grant for the  communities throughout project, contingent to a  the country are strugmatching grant raised  gling to keep the public by the school. Whitney  school system alive and Foundation, its main  growing. parent organization, is  Our own working tirelessly ever ABC Unified District  since, along with the has been weathering  principal, vice principal this crisis with strong  and staff to come up leadership and man with the matching grant agement. Amongst to make of the media  the high schools in center a reality. Folks at  the District, Gretchen Whitney know that they  Whitney High, situated can count on the gener in Cerritos, is standing ous support of everyone  tall  with high achievin this endeavor- being  students, dedicated cause we all share a  a committed teachers, great pride in having  and a superb  principal, such a high quality public school in our staff. Despite the fact that Whitney does  own community!  not  receive some special grants like other

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Where was the "right" news coverage? Liberal radio Air America files for bankruptcy and it is on every news channel, you could not avoid it. Liberal radio is dead!, the right said. Fox Opinion News had it on every five minutes. The third largest conservative station in the nation files for BK and you read about it in a local newspaper. Right wing media is fair and balanced....read on Citadel Broadcasting Corp., the nation's third-largest radio broadcasting company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday in an effort to restructure its hefty debt load as it continues to face declining advertising revenue. Citadel owns and operates 224 radio stations, including KABC-AM in Los An-

geles, WLS-AM in Chicago, WABC-AM credentials, especially now? Not many, so the requirements need to and WPLJ-FM in New York and KGO-AM in San Francisco. Citadel's WABC is home be changed. Bottom line, with $30 billion for to several syndicated hosts, including Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Joe Scarborough lending, set aside $2 billion for bad loans, lower the credit rating to mid-600's, and Mark Levin. In documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy lower collateral requirements and lend the Court for the Southern District of New money. Loan recipients should be required York, Las Vegas-based Citadel listed total assets at Oct. 30 of $1.4 billion and total to file monthly financial reports (similar debt of $2.46 billion. The company said to reporting to a board of directors) to the agency showing in a statement it has reached an agree- Opinions expressed are not opinions of conformance to the ment with more the editor. To submit letters e-mail to loan guidelines and editor@cerritosnews.net. no misappropriation than 60 percent of of money (paying its lenders on a deal that would erase about $1.4 billion of debt personal debt). If there is deviation, the loan is pulled. in exchange for control of the company. More jobs are created by the agency "Our business will continue as usual and the company will work to emerge from for oversight, and more contract work is the restructuring process as quickly as pos- handed out to accountants for reporting. Yes there will be failures but the $2 sible," CEO Farid Suleman said in a statement. Citadel has retained turnaround spe- billion in reserves will cover them. The cialist Alvarez & Marsal North America jobs and companies created will make this a very successful program. LLC as its restructuring adviser.

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Dear Editor: It was interesting to hear Dr. Gary Smuts paint such a negative picture of education funding. This is the same Gary Smuts who was very critical of the then Governor Gray Davis for his lack of leadership. Gary Smuts was emphatic at that time for the need of a new kind of leadership from the Governor's office. It was true that Gray Davis was not flamboyant or an actor. But the schools were in much better financial shape under his leadership. Dr. Smuts was not alone in the desire to get rid of Governor Davis. The Republican Party rallied behind the recall and elected Arnold, the Terminator. With the Republicans in power by the use of the Governor's veto and the two thirds votes necessary to raise revenues, we no longer had the funds to adequately support public education. In my opinion, we need Jerry Brown back in the saddle. We need to get rid of the two thirds requirement to raise revenues. Remember, under the leadership of Pat Brown, the State Government & private companies brought water to southern California, built the University system and developed a fantastic freeway system benefiting all. Under Jerry Brown, solar energy was introduced at the Cerritos City Hall dedication and other locations. Some thought that his futuristic ideas were crazy. But I always say that the difference between a prophet and a kook is 30 years. Jerry Brown's so-call "moonbeam" ideas are now mainstream. Witness the debate over energy and climate change. In my opinion, Republican interest is in protecting the higher income people and not adequately supporting education by raising the needed revenues. The Democratic Party has a long history of supporting public education with I believe will thrive under new Democratic leadership from the governor's Office. Charlie Ara Cerritos

Su Casa Shelter needs donations for repairs By Larry Caballero Su Casa Emergency Shelter’s Executive Director Vicki Doolittle is concerned about raising enough funds to repair the shelter’s roof after last week’s storms that caused the ceiling to almost collapse. “Chicken Little was right,” said Doolittle. “Or so it seemed to the students in Su Casa’s classrooms.” They are not just any students, according to Doolittle, they are the children of women living in Su Casa’s Emergency Shelter, seeking refuge from another type of storm—the ravages of domestic violence. The children were evacuated from the classroom for their own safety. Until

the classroom is repaired or replaced, the children are doubled up in another room. In the 21010-11 state budget, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing to eliminate $16.3 million for the state’s 94 domestic violence shelters and centers. In many cases, domestic violence shelters are the only thing standing between victims and physical harm or death. On any given day, between 8-14 children attend the on-site school and pre-school at the Shelter, where families live for up to 30 days, away from fear and violence. Su Casa—Ending Domestic Violence has been helping to build a community of peace for thirty years. The facilities are showing signs of wear and may not make it through another storm. When they come into the shelter, the sky is falling on the families at Su Casa. With support and compassion, most are able to heal from the devastating effects of domestic violence. In order to continue this work, they need facilities that are safe and in good repair. Funds are desperately needed to replace the roof of the classroom. If you can help, please call (562-519-8597.

Is “FREE” parking in California about to become a thing of the past? The California State Senate approved Senate Bill 518 on Thursday that will get rid of free parking in State Parking lots. The bill is being pushed by our local State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D- The Beach, The Gardens, Little India, Cerritos, and this week he actually proclaimed that "free parking is bad for the environment." Bad for "whose" environment? It passed the State Senate this week on a vote of 21-12, and it is continuing to wind through the legislative maze in Sacramento. Supporters of the bill includes the Natural Resources Defense Council. In case your are not aware of this group its main mission is to "safeguard the Earth. They boast to have more than 300 attorneys, scientists and "policy experts" on its staff, and represent 1.3 million members and "e-activists" with offices all over the world. The Sierra Club is also on board. They believe that too much free parking makes people drive far too much, and that people need to take public transportation, ride a bike or just plain walk to where you need to get. Lowenthal actually believes that free parking is a "major contributor to traffic jams and pollution." He hopes his bill will entice cities and businesses to reduce free parking or to get rid of it altogether. “Free parking has significant social, economic and environmental costs,” Lowenthal said in media remarks this past week. “It increases congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.” If the bill is signed into law, it provides financial incentives for cities and counties to stop providing free parking on the street and at government offices and to reduce the amount they require businesses to provide. Lowenthal and the other Democrats who are pushing this measure need to wake up and understand that we are in a recession. Of course, all Senators and State Assemblyman and all Members of Congress are "exempt" from parking fees due to their specially marked license plates they use on their cars in which we tax payers actually own. Lowenthal calls free parking a “luxury.” No, Senator, the People already own "the public parking" and perhaps we need to draft a law that would take away your "free parking" pass once and for all.


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Robert Kapilow is What Makes it Great: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons By Glen Creason The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts is certainly fortunate to have Robert Kapilow as a regular contributor to the entertainments at the big hall. If you have not been fortunate enough to attend one of his very popular shows you must imagine the best teacher you ever had taking something you took for granted and making it utterly fascinating. I am not talking about the Punic Wars or the Treaty of Ghent here but classical music warhorses some of us in the Boomer set have heard about as many times as “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones. Satisfaction might be the exact word to use as Kapilow deconstructs these great works of music and then demonstrates the genius of the compositions with great passion, despite what really amounts to a lecture with a couple of bells and whistles. The added color is in the form of a small orchestra, in this case the Riverside County Philharmonic which was up to Kapilow’s lofty standards while taking apart and putting back together the well-known “Four Seasons” written by the great Baroque era composer and violin virtuoso Antonio Vivaldi in 1725. Amongst hundreds of other colorful details Kapilow lets the audience know that Vivaldi’s otherworldly compositional inventiveness along with this extraordinary musicians technical ability allowed him to reach places most artists could not venture. Breaking down the “Spring” and “Summer” portions of the piece, Kapilow describes the literal notes to the score, the original sonnets of inspiration and opens up a whole new world to the listener. Vivaldi worked on a simple landscape that becomes more and more detailed and inviting as the sounds are explained in detail. This well-chosen masterpiece is literally a tone poem in which the composer paints a picture of the seasons in four concerti with stunning clarity and vitality. By the time the appetizing first half of the concert is complete and Robert Kapilow has truly set the stage for the actual performance the audience is sitting up in rapt attention, awaiting the musical miracles Kapilow has shone his light upon. Sure enough, when the Riverside County Philharmonic began to play the piece the sound was a revelation and absolutely exhilarating as the story unfolds from the singing of birds to the crashing of thunder to the languor of a Summer heat wave. You may have heard the “Four Seasons” in many settings from movie sound tracks to wedding receptions but after hearing Kapilow open it up and the orchestra play it you will never hear it the same again. Typically the concerto form features a solo instrument backed by an orchestra and in the Riverside Phil’s case the essential solo violin role was superbly accomplished by beautiful Chee-Yun. Miss Yun was up to the great demands of the piece, playing with fervor through stormy expressions and caressing the gentle melodies in pastoral scenes. She soared to the heights of the allegro in Autumn and accomplished the staccato of the icy rainfall in Winter with precision and elegance. The young lady was not exactly alone and while she was a literal lightening rod of this performance the young orchestra was perfect in both halves of the performance, from the barking dog of the viola to the thunder from cello and bass. With Kapilow’s words and conducting along with the Riverside County Philharmonic’s skillful performance of Vivaldi’s two hundred and eighty-five year old composition a full house found something new and wonderful on this night at Cerritos.

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts TEATRO LIRICO D’EUROPA LA TRAVIATA Friday, February 12, 2010, 8:00 PM Saturday, February 13, 2010, 8:00 PM Lyric With Pit Configuration: $45/$33/$21 Friday $55/$43/$31 Saturday “Opera exists to melt our hearts * and Teatro Lirico D’Europa does just that.” * Boston Phoenix In Giuseppi Verdi’s La Traviata, conventional expectations stand in the way of true love between a young man and a Parisian courtesan. A tragic story about thwarted happiness, shame, and selfless sacrifices, the Opera is “extraordinary” and “heartbreaking,” said the Boston Phoenix. The critically acclaimed production, sung in Italian with English supertitles, features a full orchestra and chorus.

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GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN STARRING ALEXIS GERSHWIN AND THE HARRY JAMES TRIBUTE BAND Sunday, February 14, 2010, 3:00 PM Recital Configuration: $55/$43/$31 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the romantic music of George and Ira Gershwin. In Gershwin Sings Gershwin, Alexis Gershwin pays tribute to her uncles with personal stories and fresh arrangements of the celebrated duo’s timeless classics, including They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Embraceable You, I Can’t Get Started, I’ve Got a Crush on You, and Our Love Is Here to Stay. The afternoon also features music from The Harry James Tribute Band.

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Lakewood Regional Medical Center strives to address national nursing shortage By Brian Hews According to the United States Department of Health & Human Services, the number of folks 65 years or older in 2008 represented 12.8 percent of the population – or about one in every eight Americans. By 2030 that number is expected to reach 20 percent, further increasing the need for healthcare professionals across the board. Hospitals nationwide are gearing up to recruit, train and retain registered nurses to help care for the aging population. Locally, Lakewood Regional Medical Center is addressing the nursing shortage by offering the Versant Residency Program, an 18-week residency designed for nurses by nurses to prepare aspiring RNs for their first jobs. “Lakewood is investing in its nursing staff to provide a higher standard of care for the community,” says Chief Nursing Officer, Jodi Hein. “This program will increase our staff numbers and better prepare our nurses for the professional and emotional aspects of their careers.” “The residency program not only benefits patients, but nurses, ancillary staff, administrators and physicians,” she adds. The rigorous training curriculum of the Versant Residency Program includes: instructor-led courses featuring current and emerging clinical guidelines; clinical preceptors who provide personalized bedside training; debriefing sessions that offer a forum for exchange among participants; mentors who provide personal support

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Soroptimists plan for “Springtime in Paris” Recently the local Soroptimists gathered to plan for the upcoming 18th annual Monte Carlo Night which will be held on March 6, 2010, at 7 PM at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s theme is “Paris in Springtime.” Tickets are only $75.00 per person and include a catered dinner, raffle prizes and gaming. The Artesia-Cerritos Soroptimists are known for throwing a great party for an even greater cause. “A great deal of work goes into the event,” said co-chairman Ivana Royse, “but it is truly a labor of love. We work hard so that our guests can have a special evening. With our ‘Springtime in Paris’

support from the community. People can support the event in numerous ways including donating raffle prizes, sponsoring a portion of the event, and buying tickets.” “Sponsorships range from $100.00 to $5000.00 and include tickets for Monte Carlo Night as well as additional benefits such as signage at the event,” Pat explained. “And the signage is a great way for the attendees to see who supports local charities.” “As for donations, we accept items large and small,” Ivana added. “Businesses and community members have donated gift cards, a stay in a hotel or a condo, TVs, and even barbeque tools. All items, unless they’re antiques, need to be new.

Front Row: Esther Chin, Pat Law, Ivana Royse Second Row: Ursula Piotrowski, Gloria Kappe, Amy Dominguez, Rose Reets Back Row: Gayle Reidy, Sandy Fikse, Kathy Lovell, Marcia Verkaik, Louzana Kaku theme, we are trying to capture all the fun and excitement of an evening in The City of Lights without the long plane ride.” Though Soroptimists raise money all year long, Monte Carlo Night is their major fundraiser. Funds raised by the club go to support many local charities including Su Casa (a shelter for battered women and children) and Family Guidance Center. “In these difficult economic times, charities face even greater needs as local families undergo additional stresses due to economic worries,” president Pat Law added. “This means we need even greater

This year we’re also looking for people who can donate their expertise. Perhaps a handyman will donate a couple hours of work or someone who is an expert at Photoshop is willing to spend a few hours helping someone learn the program. “If you think about it,” Pat said, “everyone has something they can donate to a good cause. And we hope everyone will consider joining us for this wonderful event.” Tickets are now available. To donate, sponsor, or buy tickets, call Co-chairperson Ivana Royse at 562 925 1566.

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MIND, BODY, SPIRIT Sae Eden Church invites Korean War Veterans to attend a free six-day trip to Korea In June of 2009, the Friends of the American Veterans of the Korean War (FAVKW) hosted an appreciation event in Las Vegas, Nevada to convey its appreciation for the sacrifices and courage of American military veterans in expelling the Communist forces invading Korea during the years of 1950-53. The Las Vegas event was extremely successful as exemplified by the over 600 American Korean War Veterans and their families who attended the event. The Sae Eden Church, a co-sponsor of the 2009 Las Vegas event, would like to continue this momentum to strengthen the bonds of friendship and gratitude that was initiated in June of 2009 with a another event that will be held in Seoul Korea during June of 2010 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The Sae Eden Church cordially invites up to 40 Korean War Veterans to attend a six-day, five-night complimentary event in Seoul, Korea with full accommodations including air fare, hotel and meals for the veterans and their spouses paid for by the hosting organizations. An itinerary and program are now being developed that will further deepen the relationship started in June 2009, as well as show their gratitude for all of the veterans' efforts in fighting during the Korean War for the freedom that Korea enjoys to this very day. This offer is limited to 40 Korean American War Veterans and their spouses. Guests will have the option of extending their stay in Korea at their own expense.

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Resident apponited to Cerritos College Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee During its December 9 meeting, the Cerritos College Board of Trustees appointed Mary Jane McIntosh, a long time resident of Norwalk, to the Cerritos College Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee. The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee was established in 2004 and is responsible for overseeing the college's use of bond funds and for serving as a "checkand-balance"

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High School students from Bancaio enjoy time out after lunch at the Cerritos Senior Center. Photo by Jerry Bernstein By Jerry Bernstein Following introductions Banciao’s mayor was presented a Key to the City. Banciao, Taiwan is the county seat of The visitors then took a tour of the CerTaiwan’s capital Taipei in northern Tairitos Library. The students were especially wan. It is the most populous county-conimpressed with the number of computers trolled city in Taiwan with a population available for public use. Lunch was served of 550,000. On Jan. 29, Banciao Mayor at the Cerritos Senior Center, where a tour Hui Chen Chaing led a delegation of city of the facility was conducted. City offiofficials, educators and 33 Banciao area cials described the meal as an all Amerihigh school students on a visit to Cerrican lunch. tos. The delegation will be in this country The students, who spoke fluent Eng-

Members of the Cerritos City Council and the delegation from its sister City of Banciao, Taiwan and Banego high school students take time out for a group picture in the Cerritos Council Chamber. Photo by Jerry Bernstein for a total of 21 days. lish appeared to enjoy their servings of Welcoming the visitors to Cerritos hamburgers and hotdogs that was specifiwas Cerritos Mayor Bruce Barrows and cally ordered for their enjoyment. The

and community. As their knowledge and sophistication grows, they add dance and the visual arts of drawing, painting, musical theater, and film criticism, and art history to their studies that compliments a strong academic base well balanced with aesthetics.

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the first quarter with eight rebounds and a blocked shot and would finish the game with 14 rebounds. “Kristy is a huge part of our team but we also look to other people to score,” Kamiyama said. “We do have other people who are able to score and it’s just their time to step up and score.” Kanamoto and Tomita combined for 12 of the 19 points in the half while Rodriguez, By Loren Kopff who came off the bench, was pacing the In order for the Cerritos Lady Dons to Lady Eagles with seven points and four rehave a chance of claiming at least a share of bounds with junior Sarai Robles pitching in with six points. the Suburban League G l e n n championship, they SUBURBAN LEAGUE couldn’t find a would need to run the BASKETBALL way to open its tables in their final five slim lead in the games of the regular season. John Glenn, on the other hand, was opening minutes of the third quarter and with hoping to catch Cerritos and reach second 5:11 left in the stanza, Kanamoto had tied the place with a strong finish in the final two contest. Glenn would then proceed to go on a 6-1 run before Tomita went to work. Late weeks. This past Monday night’s game on in the game, the hosts cut into its six-point Glenn’s home court had all of the makings deficit and with 1:05 remaining, senior Carla of two teams that were determined to get Acuna sank a pair of free throws to make it a that pivotal second round victory and for 41-41 game. She would put her team in front the Lady Dons, their dream of winning the with 44 seconds left on another free throw. Tomita’s game-winning free throw was league is still alive. Junior Leighann Tomita tied the game with a free throw with 24 sec- made possible when senior Paige Larkin onds left in regulation, then won the game had one of the nine steals from Cerritos. Al15 seconds later with another free throw as though the Lady Dons won the game with Cerritos rallied for a 43-42 win. Cerritos, a free throw, their struggles at the line conthe 16th ranked team in the California Inter- tinue. They were eight of 19 from the charity scholastic Federation-Southern Section Di- stripe and in the past three games, Cerritos is vision III-AA poll, improved to 15-7 overall connecting on 41 percent of its free throws. “I actually just finished talking to them and 7-1 in the circuit. The Lady Dons were a game and a half behind idle Mayfair fol- about how free throws are basically going to lowing the victory, which was sealed when make or break our season in the long run,” Glenn senior Karina Rodriguez missed a Kamiyama said. “Right now we may be squeaking by a game by what our free throw three-pointer at the buzzer. “We’re getting more and more experi- percentage is, which is horrible. But late in ence as the season goes on and I don’t really the season it’s going to come down to free think we feel a lot of pressure anymore,” throw shooting.” Tomita led everyone with 20 points said Cerritos assistant coach Lauren Kamiyama. “We had that overtime win against and in the past three games is averaging Bellflower [on Jan. 15] and I think that as a 19 points. Four of her six field goals were team, we grew. We’ve been in close games from downtown. Kanamoto finished with a before, so we were able to keep our compo- dozen points. Before league began, she was averaging just over 11 points a game while sure and not panic.” Cerritos trailed for most of the game and Tomita was scoring just under nine points a despite tying the contest on two previous game. Now, those two are scoring in double occasions, did not take its first lead until To- figures. “You never know who is going to catch mita converted a three-point play with 1:31 left in the third quarter. It put the visitors up fire,” Kamiyama said. “It’s not like we only 33-32 and came shortly after she ignited a have one person who is going to score 20 a 12-1 run that enabled the Lady Dons to lead game for us. If Kristy or Leighann is stopped, we still have [sophomores] Katey [Kanamo39-33 with 3:25 left in the game. “I don’t think I was ever confident that to] and Ashley [Juarez] who are capable of we had it but I thought it was going to be scoring 20 points a game.” Senior Sharae Moten led Glenn with close,” said John Glenn head coach Linda Parra. “That’s why I was saving my tim- 11 points and seven rebounds while Robles added 10 points and four boards. The eouts for that very end.” The Lady Eagles were leading 12-9 late Lady Eagles fell to 15-8 overall and 5-4 in in the first quarter when Rodriguez grabbed the league and were tied with Bellflower for an offensive rebound and sank a three- third place. Glenn visits Norwalk tonight, pointer to end the stanza. The lead would then hosts Bellflower on Tuesday. Parra has expand to 19-12 before Cerritos scored the won at least 15 games in five of her eight next seven points, including a trifecta from seasons at Glenn and is on her way to returnTomita, which tied the game with 2:34 left ing to the playoffs for the first time since the in the half. That would be the last points of 2006-2007 season. “It could have gone either way and it the half for Cerritos, which saw their leading scorer, senior Kristy Kanamoto, on the wasn’t just the last play of the game,” Parra bench for the final four minutes with three said. “Those are the ones that everyone will fouls. Kanamoto dominated the boards in remember but it was what occurred the en-

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tire game. Everyone in my [locker] room could think of one or two things they did wrong tonight that could have changed the difference in the game.” Cerritos has a fairly easy schedule on its way to the regular season finale on Feb. 12 at Mayfair. This past Wednesday, the Lady Dons visited last place Artesia and will host Bellflower tonight before welcoming La Mirada on Tuesday. “I think we only get stronger as a team,” Kamiyama said. “Not only just for the Mayfair game…I know there’s going to be a lot of pressure on the Mayfair game if we win out, but beyond that in CIF, we’re going to have close games. If we don’t have experience in close games, you never know how the kids are going to respond when it comes the time to have a close game.” On the boys side, Cerritos led 19-2 after the first quarter and cruised to a 58-31 win. The Dons, ranked 15th in the division, improved to 14-9 overall and 5-3 in the circuit and were tied with Artesia and Norwalk for second place. Junior Aaron Wright scored a game-high 13 points while seldom used senior Alex Dang came off the bench to score a career-high 11 points. Glenn (3-18, 0-9) was led by senior Jose Escobar, who scored eight points. The Eagles have lost 21 straight league contests.

Gahr boys pull away in fourth quarter, complete rare season sweep over Dominguez By Loren Kopff At one time or another, even the perennial national powerhouse teams go through slumps. That’s the case for the Dominguez boys basketball team this season and the rest of the San Gabriel Valley League is taking full advantage of it, including Gahr. Junior Davon Potts scored a game-high 26 points, his highest he has scored in league this season, and the Gladiators dominated the fourth quarter en route to a 79-64 victory over the Dons this past Wednesday night.

SAN GARIEL VALLEY BASKETBALL It marks the first time the Gladiators have swept Dominguez in well over 15 years and just the third win over the once mighty team in at least 13 years. Dominguez, which dropped to 5-15, has been California Interscholastic Federation state champions six times, third most in state history. “I wish it was because Gahr was really good but I think it’s equally [that] Dominguez is not as good,” said Gahr head coach Bob Becker. “I just would like to see this team get back to where it was at the beginning of the year. For some reason, this team is not getting better.” As it has done many times this season, Gahr ran out of the gates fast, leading 18-5 late in the first quarter after junior Javonte Sales scored on his own steal. After leading 23-12 entering the first quarter, the lead would grow to 16 points three times, the last coming at 38-22 with less than three minutes remaining in the half. But the Dons scored the final eight points of the half and carried that momentum into the third quarter when they went on a 9-2 run to trail by one point with 5:05 left in the third quarter. Xavier Hays was doing all he could to keep Dominguez, with only seven players this night, in the game. He scored 12 of his14 points in the third quarter but it was Dujuan Williams who scored with 3:16 remaining in the stanza to give his team its first lead of the night at 47-46. “We’re just too offensive oriented,” Becker said. “This team got into their heads that they were going to score 100 points a game and if they scored 100 points, then they beat everybody. We’re so offensive orientated that we’re not playing any de-

fense at all. They’re just scoring at will on us, whether it’s inside our outside. When teams play us, their field goal percentage goes up.” Arnold Anderson would score the first basket of the fourth quarter to give the Dons a 53-52 lead but that was short lived because sophomore Anthony Martinez sparked a 15-4 run with his first bucket since the opening quarter. The Gladiators, also playing with seven players, outscored the visitors 27-11 in the final quarter as they improved to 19-4 overall and 5-2 in the league. “I hope this was a lesson tonight for our guys,” Becker said. “I really hope they learned a lesson that they can’t get complacent; they can’t ever let down. They have to play for four quarters and more importantly, we have to defend for four quarters because we just haven’t been doing that.” Potts, who was averaging 24 points a game outside the league but only 12.8 within the circuit, reached the 20-point mark for the first time since Jan. 13. Seniors Charles Nebo and Ervin Ware each added 14 points. Junior Josh Perkins grabbed 13 rebounds while Sales had seven assists. Gahr, the fifth ranked team in the CIFSouthern Section Division III-A poll, will host Lynwood tonight in a battle for first place. The Gladiators will then conclude the regular season with home games against Warren and Paramount on Tuesday and Thursday respectively. “The nice thing is it’s in our hands,” Becker said. “We control our own destiny. I would hate for us to count on someone else to win a game for us to be considered a league champion. Right now, our guys have to know if we come out Friday and play like we’re capable of playing, we should be in control of this league with two games to go.” Prior to the boys game, the girls had no problems as they scored the first 11 points of the game and went on to rout Dominguez 7024. The win pushes the Gladiators to a 14-9 overall mark and 4-3 in the league. Junior Symone Brown scored 21 points and had six steals while senior Kyrese Montgomery added 10 points as 11 players scored for the Gladiators. Senior Ifeoma Okaro had seven rebounds while senior Dana Kanemaru dished out five assists.

Artesia finally has ball bounce its way, doubles up Cerritos By Loren Kopff Think of the Artesia girls soccer team as a dormant volcano just waiting to erupt after recently coming so close to a victory here and there. This past Wednesday afternoon, the eruption finally happened against rival Cerritos. The Pioneers attacked the Lady Dons early and held on late for a 4-2 victory that snapped a two-game losing streak, a streak that head coach Octavio Marquez felt should have gone in his team’s favor. But it was only a matter of time before the Pioneers got back into the win column, and against a team they have had success against in the past few years. Artesia has now won four of the past five against Cerritos. “It was huge; these girls have battled,” Marquez said. “We were overdue; we were just overdue. We just haven’t had the lucky breaks that we were supposed to get.” On Feb. 1, the Pioneers led La Mirada

SUBURBAN LEAGUE SOCCER 1-0 before losing by a goal in the final 90 seconds. On Jan. 27, they lost to Bellflower 1-0 in overtime and on Jan. 15, Artesia fought with Mayfair before succumbing 2-1. Three minutes into the Cerritos game, Artesia senior midfielder Cecilia Sepulveda received a long pass from the right side of the field and found sophomore midfielder


TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 Jasmine Cornejo standing right behind Cerritos sophomore goalkeeper Chantel Muro where she tapped the ball in for the early lead. The Lady Dons tried to even the game in the 16th minute when senior forward Devin Thompson ran wild through the Artesia defense. But her shot was stuffed by sophomore net minder Itzel Gonzalez, one of five saves she would have in the game. It would be one of several key plays in the game because in the 22nd minute, freshman forward Carolina Ornelas gave the hosts a 2-0 lead. Ornelas is one of six freshmen or sophomores in the starting lineup for the Pioneers, who improved to 11-8-1 overall and 3-5-1 in the Suburban League. The 11 victories are the most since the 19971998 season. “This year I was very fortunate to finally have a little bit of talent,” Marquez said. “Our record and the close games says a lot about them. They really step up to the challenge and it’s good for our future. There’s still a lot of work to be done.” While the Pioneers wouldn’t score again in the half, Cerritos kept putting the pressure on, especially in the 29th minute when shots by junior midfielder Bianca Frontino and freshman midfielder Connie Caliz just seconds apart were turned aside by Gonzalez. But the Lady Dons refused to go away in the second half and former Pioneer Sara Pasos had something to say about that. Almost immediately after the second half started, the sophomore midfielder took a shot that was inches above the cross bar. Then two minutes later, a free kick from Frontino was caught by Gonzalez. Those missed chances would cost Cerritos (9-6, 6-3) because Cornejo scored in the 44th minute, the fifth time this season she has scored at least two goals. Cornejo leads the Pioneers with 17 goals, six of them coming in league action. “We were really blessed for her to come to our school,” Marquez said. “She’s our leading scorer this year. Itzel was our leading scorer last year and right now, Itzel in goal has a lot of confidence. Now, having a player of Jasmine’s caliber just gives us confidence up top.” The Lady Dons, coming off a lackluster performance against John Glenn last Friday, still continued their pressure in the second half when Thompson missed an open shot in the 50th minute, then had another shot 12 minutes later stuffed by Gonzalez, who would save five of the 13 shots from Cerritos. The shutout bid ended in the 68th minute when Pasos deposited a beautiful corner kick in the upper right corner of the net. Three minutes later, junior midfielder Gaby Zamarripa booted a shot 18 yards out to increase the lead to 4-1. But with five minutes left in regulation, Caliz headed in her fifth goal off a free kick from Pasos. Artesia took only three shots in the second half while the Lady Dons had eight in that time. The four goals mark only the third time in school history Artesia has done that against Cerritos. “I think it’s become more of a rivalry now,” Marquez said. “We’re just a mile away. Over the years, they’ve attracted a lot of our players who live in our area who go over there for some reason. “Cerritos played us really tough,” Marquez added. “It was a hard fought game and I told the girls at halftime I knew they were going to come out hard [in the second half].” The Lady Dons enter today’s game against Bellflower in third place but only four points ahead of the Buccaneers. Cerritos ends the regular season against second place La Mirada on Tuesday and leagueleading Mayfair on Thursday. As for the Pioneers, they visit Mayfair today and last place Norwalk on Tuesday before hosting Glenn on Thursday. The win also allowed Artesia, which is seeking to go to the playoffs for a second straight season, to petition for a wild card spot in the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section Division III playoffs should the team not finish in fourth place.

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Weekly Crime Summary Jan. 25 - Feb 5 There were twenty-four Part I felony crimes reported to Cerritos Sheriff’s Station last week, down considerably from the forty-two reported in the previous period. Commercial burglaries increased, robberies and residential burglaries remained the same, and vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts were lower. Patrol personnel handled 302 calls for service last week, down from 361 the week before, and below the new 2010 weekly average of 311. There was one robbery reported last week. A male juvenile stole merchandise from a store in the Towne Center on Sunday January 31, at 5:30 p.m. Not only did he struggle with loss prevention personnel, but fought with arriving deputies. He was subsequently taken into custody and the paintball gun he attempted to leave with was recovered. Residential burglaries remained the same last week after two were reported. An unlocked sliding glass door was responsible for one and a rear sliding glass door was pried open in the other. Stereo equipment, documents, ID, checkbooks, and a laptop were stolen. The new 2010 weekly average in residential burglaries is 2.2. The majority of our entries in Cerritos are caused by either a door or window being left open or unlocked, and by use of a pry tool. A good defense to prying is to make sure that it will be unsuccessful. This is best accomplished by installation of hardware that keeps the sliding window or door connected to the frame. This inhibits any lateral or vertical movement that could allow the window or door to be lifted from the tracks. Locking pins are available at many hardware stores and are a very small

COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP • FEBRUARY 5, 2010 13 week. High-volume commercial parkinvestment for such a vital purpose. There were four commercial burglar- ing lots were involved in four cases last ies reported last week compared to two week. Two Hondas, two SUVs, and a vincases the previous reporting period. One tage Ford Mustang were taken. The 2010 school locker and three closed businesses weekly average in vehicle thefts is 4.8. If you own one of the most commonly were targeted. Guitars, MP3 players, a video monitor, and cameras were taken. reported stolen vehicles in Cerritos, such The 2010 weekly average in this crime cat- as an 80’s or 90’s Honda or Toyota, we would urge that you use a steering wheel egory is 2.2. Vehicle burglaries dropped from an locking device. Based on the variety of unusual twenty-two cases to eleven last vehicles taken each week in addition to week. This is still above the 2010 weekly Hondas and Toyotas, a sound approach average of 9.0. High-volume commercial would be to equip your vehicle regardless lots were the venues in ten crimes last week of what type it is. that also included City of Hawaiian Gardens seven SUVs. Part I Actual Crimes (UCR’s) Three car stereos and one GPS unit January 2010 were also taken. ID, purses, CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS – Delitos contra la persona backpacks, cell phones, and a gaCRIME NUMBER Change from YTD rage door opener Delito Cantidad Cambio desde En el año were among some Dec ‘09 of the other items Homicide 0 0 0 reported stolen. Homicidio Thieves will 0 0 0 go through resi- Rape Violación dential tracts and 4 +1 4 parking lots in Aggravated Assaults Asalto con agravante vehicles, on bi2 0 2 cycles, and on Robbery foot and look into Robo parked cars in Grand Total - Persons 6 +1 6 hopes of finding something valuable to steal. If CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY – Delitos contra la propiedad you leave these CRIME NUMBER Change from YTD items in the car, Dec ‘09 you stand a very 2 +1 2 good chance of Burglary Robo con fractura losing them. Re10 +1 10 member, vehicle Other Theft burglary is the Otros hurtos number one felo- Auto Theft 2 0 2 ny crime in Cer- Hurto de autos ritos. Arson 0 0 0 Vehicle thefts Incendios Premeditados dropped from Grand Total - Property 14 +2 14 seven to five last

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

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

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

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

Artesia ARTESIA SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Albert O. Little Community Center, 18750 S. Clarkdale, Artesia. For information, contact Kathy Mc Donald, President, 562-430-7349


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Thorton CITY OF CERRITOS MIKE 562.233.2537 • Block walls MIKE 562.233.2537 I,AGENT Josephine Triggs,AGENT City Clerk of the City of Cerritos, California, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing BUYER’S BUYER’S • Concrete Ordinance No. 954 was duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Cerritos at a Regular Meeting held on the HOMES “FREE” LIST 562.925-4345“FREE” LIST 28th day of January, HOMES 2010, and that it was so adopted as follows: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS – Chen, Edwards, Lee, Cho, Barrows 562.860.5850 TOM: 562.964.7741 TOM: 562.964.7741

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Sue TOM: Underwood 562.964.7741 City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Community News – February 5, 2010 20100157334 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as getecweb, 15432 Crossdale Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90605, Shajith Ratnapala, 15432 Crossdale Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90605. The following business is conducted as an individual. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Shajith Ratnapala The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/03/2010. NOTICE: This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (see section 14400et seq. Business and Profession Code), Published at LCCN on 02/05, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26/2010.

Public Auction (bulk sale) 1 apartment of furniture, appliances, cooking utensils, clothing and misc.household items. 932 Carson St. Long Beach Monday Feb. 8, 2 PM. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 1/29 and 2/6/10

20100080298 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as G 4 Products, 10042 Artesia Place, Unit G, Bellflower, CA 90706, George Frederick Royse IV, 10043 Maple Street, Bellflower, CA 90706. The following business is conducted as an individual. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ George F. Royse IV The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/06/2010. NOTICE: This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (see section 14400et seq. Business and Profession Code), Published at LCCN on 01/22, 01/30, 02/05, 02/12/2010

20100120340 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as Kilted Dreations and The Kilted Press, 11090 Artesia Blvd. Suite G, Cerritos, CA 90703, Michael Wood, 16803 Coral Reef Circle, Cerritos, CA 90703. The following business is conducted as an individual. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. /S/ Michael Wood The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/27/2010. NOTICE: This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (see section 14400et seq. Business and Profession Code), Published at LCCN on 01/29, 02/05, 02/12, 2/19/2010.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Cris D. Garza, 10214 Homage Avenue, Whittier, CA 90604. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Beatrice B. Garza, whose address is 10214 Homage Avenue, Whittier, CA 90604 on or before March 21, 2010, and file the original with the Clerk of Norwalk Superior Court at 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. Published at Los Cerritos Community Newspaper 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19


TO ADVERTISE CALL 800-901-7211 CITY OF CERRITOS ORDINANCE NO. 953 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 5.22, MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS, OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO COMPLY WITH CHAPTER 10.5 OF DIVISION 2 OF THE CALIFORNIA BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by amending Section 5.22.005 to read as follows: The city council finds and declares as follows: A. The permit requirements and restrictions imposed by this chapter are reasonably necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the city. B. There is a significant risk of injury to massage clients by improperly trained and/or educated massage technicians and this chapter provides reasonable safeguards against injury and economic loss. C. The regulations and restrictions contained in this chapter tend to discourage massage establishments from degenerating into houses of prostitution and the means utilized in this chapter bear a reasonable and rational relationship to the goals sought to be achieved. This chapter is intended to provide for the orderly regulation of persons and establishments engaged in the practice of massage therapy, as defined in this chapter, in the interest of the public health, safety and welfare. The City of Cerritos wishes to both recognize the practice of massage therapy as a valid professional field and to discourage the use of massage therapy as a subterfuge by persons with criminal tendencies to violate subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 647 of the California Penal Code or to commit other unlawful activity. D. This chapter is enacted pursuant to the provisions of Sections 51030-51034 of the California Government Code, Sections 4600-4620 and 16000 of the California Business and Professions Code, and Article XI, Section 7 of the California Constitution. E. The provisions of this chapter are not intended to be exclusive and compliance with this chapter shall not excuse noncompliance with any state or local laws or regulations that are uniformly applied to other professional or personal services businesses, including but not limited to, all zoning regulations, business license provisions, building code, and fire, electrical, plumbing and health and safety code laws and regulations applicable to professional or personal services businesses. F. By adopting this chapter, the City of Cerritos does not intend to regulate in any area preempted by state or local law, including but not limited to, Chapter 10.5 (commencing with Section 4600) of Division 2 of the California Business and Professions Code. SECTION 2. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by amending Section 5.22.010 to read as follows: Unless the particular provision of the context otherwise requires, the definitions and provisions contained in this section shall govern the construction, meaning, and application of words and phrases used in this chapter. "City" means the city of Cerritos. "City council" means the city council of the city of Cerritos. "City manager" means the city manager of the city of Cerritos, or his/her designated representative. "Conviction" or "convicted" means a plea or verdict of guilty or a conviction following a plea of nolo contendere. "Customer area" means areas open to customers of the establishment. "Health department" means the Los Angeles County department of health services. "Manager" means the person(s) designated by the operator of the massage establishment to act as the representative and agent of the operator in managing day-to-day operations with the same liabilities and responsibilities. Evidence of management includes, but is not limited to, evidence that the individual has power to direct or hire and dismiss employees, control hours of operation, create policy or rules or purchase supplies. A manager may also be an owner. A manager must meet the standards and qualifications of Section 5.22.030, et seq., to qualify as a manager and obtain a technician permit. "Massage" means any method of treating the external parts of the body for remedial, hygienic, relaxation or any other reason or purpose, whether by means of pressure on, friction against or stroking, kneading, tapping, pounding, vibrating, rubbing or other manner of touching external parts of the body with the hands, or with the aid of any mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliance with or without supplementary aids such as rubbing alcohol, liniment, antiseptic, oil, powder, cream, ointment or other similar preparations commonly used in this practice. "Massage establishment" means any business conducted within the city of Cerritos where any person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or combination of individuals engages in, conducts, carries on or permits to be conducted or carried on, for money or any other consideration, the administration to another person of a massage. "Massage practitioner" means any person to whom a Massage Therapy Organization (MTO) certificate has been issued pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 4601 of the California Business and Professions Code, or subdivision (a) or (c) of Section 4604 of the California Business and Professions Code, and who is engaged in the practice of massage therapy for compensation. As used in this chapter, the terms "bodywork practitioner" or "massage and bodywork practitioner" shall have the same meaning as "massage practitioner." "Massage technician" means any person who administers to another person a massage for any form of consideration. The terms "massage therapist" and "massage practitioner" are included within this definition for purposes of this chapter. "Massage therapist" means any person to whom a MTO certificate has been issued pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 4601 of the California Business and Professions Code and who is engaged in the practice of massage therapy for compensation. As used in this chapter, the terms "bodyworker," "bodywork therapist," or "massage and bodywork therapist" shall have the same meaning as "massage therapist." "MTO" means the Massage Therapy Organization (also known as the California Massage Therapy Council) established in accordance with Chapter 10.5 (commencing with Section 4600) of Division 2 of the California Business and Professions Code. "MTO Certificate" means the certificate issued by the massage therapy organization to massage therapists pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 4601 of the California Business and Professions Code, and to massage practitioners pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 4601 of the California Business and Professions Code or subdivision (a) or (c) of Section 4604 of the California Business and Professions Code. "Operator" means all persons who have an ownership interest in the massage establishment and are responsible for its day-to-day operations. "Operator’s permit" means the permit required pursuant to the provision of this chapter to operate or manage a massage establishment. "Owner" means the individual(s) whose name appears on the city business license. "Person" means any individual, or corporation, partnership, association or other group or combination of individuals acting as an entity. "Recognized school of massage" means any school or institution of learning which teaches, through state-certified instructors, the theory, ethics, practice, profession, or work of massage, which school or institution complies with the California Education Code Section 94310 or 94311, and which requires a resident course of study before the student shall be furnished with a diploma or certificate of graduation. Schools offering a correspondence course not requiring actual attendance shall not be deemed a recognized school. "Sheriff’ means the designated representative of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department. "Sheriff’s department" means the sheriff’s department of the county of Los Angeles. For purposes of this chapter, the term "employee" shall include independent contractors. SECTION 3. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by amending Section 5.22.015 to read as follows: Unless exempt under section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095, no person shall operate a massage establishment within the city without first obtaining and maintaining a valid operator’s permit pursuant to Sections 5.22.020 and 5.22.025 of this chapter, securing and maintaining a valid business license as required by this code, and complying with Title 22 of this code. SECTION 4. Section 5.22.020 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding Subsection 5.22.020(B) to read as follows: B. This section shall not be applicable to massage establishments exempt from this chapter pursuant to Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095. SECTION 5. Section 5.22.025 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding Subsection 5.22.025(C) to read as follows: C. This section shall not be applicable to massage establishments exempt from this chapter pursuant to Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095. SECTION 6. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by amending Section 5.22.030 to read as follows: Unless exempt under section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095, no person shall perform or administer a massage in the city, unless such person has in effect a valid massage technician permit issued pursuant to Sections 5.22.040 and 5.22.045 of this chapter. A massage technician shall comply with the requirements of Sections 5.22.040 and 5.22.045. SECTION 7. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by amending Section 5.22.035 to read as follows: Each massage technician shall be issued by the city an identification card which will contain a photograph of the massage technician, his or her California Department of Motor Vehicles identification number and information to identify that the person is holding a massage technician permit from the city. The technician shall have such card in his or her possession at all times when acting as a massage technician and shall produce same for inspection upon request by any representative of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department or city regulatory official. Each massage technician shall immediately surrender to the sheriff’s department or city regulatory official any identification card issued to him or her upon suspension, revocation or expiration of said permit or upon leaving employment as a massage technician. This section shall not be applicable to massage establishments exempt from this chapter pursuant to Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095. SECTION 8. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by amending the first paragraph of Subsection 5.22.040(A) to read as follows: A. Unless exempt under section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095, any person desiring a massage technician permit shall file a written application on the required form with a representative of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department who shall conduct an investigation. The application shall be accompanied by the

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appropriate filing fee established by resolution of the city council. The application shall contain the following information: SECTION 9. Section 5.22.045 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding Subsection 5.22.045(C) to read as follows: C. This section shall not be applicable to massage establishments exempt from this chapter pursuant to Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095. SECTION 10. Section 5.22.050 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding Subsection 5.22.050(E) to read as follows: E. This section shall not be applicable to massage establishments exempt from this chapter pursuant to Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095. SECTION 11. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by inserting the following paragraph at the beginning of Section 5.22.055 before Subsection 5.22.055(A): Unless exempt under Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095, the following operation requirements shall apply to massage establishments: SECTION 12. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by amending Section 5.22.060 to read as follows: A. Unless exempt under Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095, every massage establishment operator shall report immediately to the city and sheriff’s department any and all changes of ownership or management of the massage establishment, including, but not limited to, changes of manager or other person principally in charge, stockholders holding more than ten percent of the stock of the corporation, officers, directors and partners and any and all changes of name, style or designation under which the business is to be conducted, and all changes of address or telephone numbers of the massage business. A change of location of any of the premises may be approved by the city and sheriff’s department provided there is compliance with all applicable regulations of the city. B. Unless exempt under Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095, no massage establishment permit may be sold, transferred or assigned by a permittee, or by operation of law, to any other person or persons. Any such sale, transfer or assignment, or attempted sale, transfer or assignment, shall be deemed to constitute a voluntary surrender of such permit and such permit shall thereafter be null and void; provided and excepting, however, that if the permittee is a partnership and one or more of the partners should die, one or more of the surviving partners may acquire, by purchase or otherwise, the interest of the deceased partner or partners without effecting a surrender or termination of such permit, and in such case, the permit, upon notification to the city and sheriff’s department, shall be placed in the name of the surviving partners. A massage establishment permit issued to a corporation shall be deemed terminated and void when either any outstanding stock of the corporation is sold, transferred or assigned after the issuance of a permit, or any stock authorized but not issued at the time of the granting of a permit is thereafter issued or sold, transferred or assigned. No massage technician permit may be sold, transferred or assigned by a permittee, or by any operation of law, to any other person or persons. SECTION 13. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by renumbering Section 5.22.100 ("Violation and penalty.") to Section 5.22.200. SECTION 14. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by renumbering Section 5.22.105 ("Severability.") to Section 5.22.300. SECTION 15. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by renumbering Section 5.22.065 ("Fees.") to Section 5.22.100. SECTION 16. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by renumbering Section 5.22.070 ("Exceptions.") to Section 5.22.090 and renaming said section "General exemptions from chapter." SECTION 17. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by renumbering Section 5.22.075 ("Massage services in athletic clubs.") to Section 5.22.065 and adding Subsection 5.22.065(B) to read as follows: B. This section shall not be applicable to massage establishments exempt from this chapter pursuant to Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095. SECTION 18. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by renumbering Section 5.22.080 ("Massage services in hotels.") to Section 5.22.070 and adding Subsection 5.22.070(B) to read as follows: B. This section shall not be applicable to massage establishments exempt from this chapter pursuant to Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095. SECTION 19. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by renumbering Section 5.22.085 ("Transfer and duration of permits.") to Section 5.22.075 and adding Subsection 5.22.075(E) to read as follows: E. This section shall not be applicable to massage establishments exempt from this chapter pursuant to Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095. SECTION 20. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by renumbering Section 5.22.090 ("Application to existing businesses and technicians.") to Section 5.22.080. SECTION 21. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by renumbering Section 5.22.095 ("Suspension, revocation, denial and appeal.") to Section 5.22.085 and adding Subsection 5.22.085(F) to read as follows: F. This section shall not be applicable to massage establishments exempt from this chapter pursuant to Section 5.22.090 or 5.22.095. SECTION 22. Chapter 5.22 of Title 5 of the Cerritos Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding Section 5.22.095 to read as follows: 5.22.095 Exemption for MTO certificate holder(s); applicable regulations. A. Except as set forth in this section, the provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the following classes of individuals, businesses, or establishments while engaged in the performance of the duties of their respective professions: 1. Persons who hold a valid MTO certificate and who are practicing consistent with the qualifications established by such certificate; and 2. Massage businesses or establishments as defined under paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 4612 of the California Business and Professions Code, as amended, except that such businesses or establishments shall not be exempt from this chapter to the extent Section 4612 expressly permits the regulation of such businesses or establishments by local ordinance. B. Notwithstanding the exemption provided for in subsection A of this section, those persons, businesses, or establishments exempt under subsection A of this section shall comply with the following: 1. Obtain a business license from the City of Cerritos and remain in good standing in accordance with Chapter 5.04 of this Municipal Code. 2. If bathrooms facilities are provided for patrons in a massage establishment, the massage establishment shall provide soap or detergent and hot running water at all times. A permanently installed soap dispenser, filled with soap, and a single service towel dispenser shall be provided at the restroom handwash sink. No bar soap can be used. A trash receptacle shall be provided in each toilet room. 3. All facilities for the massage establishment must be in good repair and shall be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized each day the business is in operation. All walls, floors and ceilings of each restroom and shower area shall be made smooth and easily cleanable. 4. All persons employed in the massage establishment shall be fully clothed at all times. Clothing shall be fully opaque, nontransparent material and provide complete covering from midthigh to three inches below the collar bone. 5. Each operator and/or on-duty manager of a massage establishment shall provide and maintain on the premises adequate equipment for disinfecting and sterilizing instruments used in massage. 6. The operator and/or on-duty manager of a massage establishment consents to the inspection of the massage establishment by the city’s building and safety, county fire, sheriff and health departments for the purpose of determining whether applicable laws or regulations are met. 7. Towels and linens shall be laundered or changed promptly after each use. Separate enclosed cabinets shall be provided for the storage of clean and soiled linen and shall be plainly marked "clean linen" and "soiled linen" and shall have doors or covers. PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 14th day of January, 2010. ATTEST: /s/Josephine Triggs Josephine Triggs, City Clerk

/s/Bruce W. Barrows Bruce W. Barrows, Mayor

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. 953 was duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Cerritos at a Regular Meeting held on the 14th day of January, 2010, and that it was so adopted as follows: AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN:

COUNCILMEMBERS – Chen, Edwards, Lee, Cho, Barrows COUNCILMEMBERS – None COUNCILMEMBERS – None COUNCILMEMBERS – None

DATED: January 15, 2010 /s/ Josephine Triggs Josephine Triggs, City Clerk Published at Los Cerritos Community News 2/5/10


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