The cities of Signal Hill, Downey and Cerritos went to court Monday in an attempt to stop the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) from notifying the public about the rate-setting process and scheduled public hearing. The three cities asked the court to enjoin WRD from sending notices to approximately 800,000 property owners within [...]
Free reservations are still available for tonight's appearance by Brian Hews and Randy Economy, the reporters who revealed massive corruption by LA County Assessor John Noguez. At McKenna's restaurant beginning at 7 p.m. E-mail RSVP@GreaterLongBeach.com to confirm.
CERRITOS — A LCCN examination of 2009-2012 City Council travel documents shows Cerritos council-members Carol Chen and Bruce Barrows, along with Jim Edwards, reporting extremely questionable and expensive charges for travel, hotel fees, and dining costs. In an era of economic collapse and belt tightening where the council-members were asking the unions not to take [...]
CERRITOS — Cerritos City Council candidates K.Y. Ma, James Kang, and current Cerritos City Councilman Joseph Cho attempted to craft a deal with rival candidate K.Y. Ma last December in an attempt to manipulate the Cerritos March 5th election, as well as the 2015 Cerritos city council elections. In the press conference, Cho said that [...]
Cerritos City Council candidate Frank Aurelio Yokoyama has been suspended by the California State Bar from practicing law after he was cited for several violations, Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has learned. Yokoyama, 44, was suspended from practicing law on January 7, 2012 by Judge Richard A. Platel of the California State Bar Court. Court documents [...]
Los Cerritos Community News has learned that three members of the Cerritos City Council travelled to Washington DC this week to attend the United States Conference of Mayor’s 81st Winter Meeting and that local tax payers are on the hook to pick up the bill of the three well-traveled elected officials. The US Mayor’s Conference [...]
DOWNEY – The cities of Downey, Cerritos and Signal Hill are heading to trial in their dispute with the WRD after a judge issued a ruling last week denying the water agency’s argument that the cities do not have a right to a refund for allegedly illegal rate hikes. A trial next year is expected [...]
Three hotly contested city council elections officially got underway this week in Norwalk, Cerritos and La Mirada. Last Friday was the final day in which hopefuls for the March 5, 2013 Municipal Elections had to finalize their nomination papers with local city clerks. Here is a rundown of the candidates: NORWALK: FOUR CHALLENGERS HOPE TO [...]
The California Supreme Court this week ruled that Los Angeles County improperly withheld more than $10 million in property tax administration fees. Monday’s decision comes from a lawsuit (City of Alhambra, et al. v. Los Angeles County) filed by 47 cities, including Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill, challenging the fee on the grounds that [...]
Norwalk Sheriff Detectives are reaching out to the local community in efforts to identify a theft suspect from the Cerritos and Norwalk areas who targeted automatic bank machines. In a statement to members of the media on Thursday morning, the thefts took place between June 22 and June 26 between 1:45 and 6:30 p.m., at [...]
Would your current run for Congress be an easier election---for example, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, a Democrat, has remained neutral---if you had voted differently on Redevelopment Agencies?
Los Cerritos Community Newspaper this week acquired Jay Gray’s full public statement to the Cerritos City Council regarding his June 4 altercation with Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Barrows. Barrows had admitted to pushing Gray on the shoulder after the two exchanged heated words following a budget study session. The Los Angeles County District Attorney decided [...]
BELLFLOWER – Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem Barrows and the resident he allegedly attacked after a heated city council budget session were in hearings Friday to determine if formal criminal charges are to be filed against the multiple-term city leader. Barrows and resident Jay Gray appeared before the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in Bellflower [...]
CERRITOS—The Los Angeles County District Attorney has decided not to seek felony charges against Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Barrows over a June 4 altercation with resident and city council critic Jay Gray after a budget study session. Barrows and Gray each filed police reports regarding the incident, during which the men exchanged heated words [...]
Whatever song-and-dance enabled Congresswoman Laura Richardson to get her foreclosed-and-auctioned home back in 2008 probably isn't going to work with colleague Janice Hahn, who in November will likely evict Richardson from the House.
Mayors from eight cities in the 27th State Senate District of Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, are urging him to rescind his support of eliminating redevelopment agencies to help balance the state budget, saying that would cost millions to California cities. That legislation has been made part of the current budget signed by Gov. Jerry [...]
Mary Thoits of the Long Beach City College Senior Studies Center is among 27 seniors honored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe on the 46th annual Older Americans Recognition Day for the contributions they make to the quality of life by volunteering.
Happy Mardi Gras … and it is shaping up as very Fat Tuesday: there are elections in Bellflower, Cerritos, Lakewood and Norwalk, and the Long Beach City Council will convene in special session to consider it’s response to Monday’s vote by the Redevelopment Agency to transfer all its properties and assets to the City. In [...]
What are the questions that citizens of Cerritos—at least, those who read the Los Cerritos Community News—want answered by the seven candidates for City Council? Here are four of the most-asked, as posted by editor Jerry Berstein: 1. Will you try and make it easier for the residents to get overnight parking passes? 2. Cerritos [...]
The 315 seniors who packed a meeting of the ABC School Board earlier this month have stopped the cutback of their water aerobics program. Superintendent Gary Smuts, who had promised the aqua-oldsters that he would explore all possibilities to save their program, came through after considerable discussion with the City of Cerritos. According to Smuts, [...]
Cerritos was honored as Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County for cities with populations under 60,000 people Wednesday night during a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, receiving an Eddy Award from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). Alhambra won the Eddy among cities with populations over 60,000, a category in which [...]
Three cities in the Greater Long Beach area—although not Long Beach, itself, this year—are among 12 finalists for Eddy Awards in the 2010 Most Business-Friendly City competition sponsored by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). Representatives of Cerritos, Downey and Carson will be at the Beverly Hilton Hotel tonight to await the announcement [...]
Three cities in the Greater Long Beach area—Downey, Signal Hill and Cerritos—have filed suit against the Water Replenishment District (WRD), claiming gross violations of its constitutional and regulatory mandates that have manifested in its “unfair and inequitable” handling of issues. The WRD is an agency created by law to manage the water used by residents [...]
When you’re in the Long Beach area and the title of the latest UCLA Anderson Forecast Is "The Uncertain Economy" and you're already depressed about your economic future, well, maybe you ought to not bother even reading it. Then again, uncertainty is better than doomsday.
CERRITOS – A $2.5 million project to rehabilitate portions of the San Gabriel River bike path in Cerritos and Lakewood will continue, Supervisor Don Knabe has announced. “It is important that the bike paths along our riverbeds are safe,” said Knabe of a project that will be paid for in Fourth District Capital Improvement funds. [...]