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February 26, 2021 Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community News eNewspaper

February 26, 2021 Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community News eNewspaper

Click on image to view in full screen. Thanks for reading, stay healthy! 😷🏠🗞   Award winning Los Cerritos Community Newspaper, hyper local community news and investigative reporting…

Lakewood Deputy Killed in Motorcycle Accident This Morning Identified

Lakewood Deputy Killed in Motorcycle Accident This Morning Identified

Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Tom Albanese FROM LAKEWOOD MAYOR TODD ROGERS • February 25, 2021 On behalf of the entire Lakewood City Council and the residents of…

LASD motorcycle deputy killed in Lakewood crash

February 24, 2021 LAKEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s motorcycle deputy has been killed in a traffic collision, Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced Thursday morning. The…

LA County Supervisors Vote to Provide $1M in Reopening Assistance for Schools

LA County will provide 1 million high quality masks to 81 school districts Los Angeles, CA–  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has passed a proposal put…

Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather

Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather

  STAFF REPORT • February 23, 2021  LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2021 — Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. has forced the cancellation of…

Statement from L.A. Press Club on L.A. Times Lack of Fact Checking

Statement from L.A. Press Club on L.A. Times Lack of Fact Checking

STAFF REPORT • February 23, 2021 If you read the article in the Los Angeles Times on February 21, 2021 about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, you might have…

Commerce Publishing House Provides Prevention Tools to Help Community Stay Well

Commerce Publishing House Provides Prevention Tools to Help Community Stay Well

Bridge Publications home offices located in Commerce.   STAFF REPORT • February 22, 2021 Now more than ever, prevention is vital, according to Bridge Publications, the Commerce-based all-digital…

Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Final Bid to Block Release of Financial Records

(NYT) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to shield his financial records, issuing a brief, unsigned order…

Pico Rivera Durfee Grade Separation Enters Second Year

Pico Rivera Durfee Grade Separation Enters Second Year

Construction on the Durfee separation is going well.   BY BRIAN HEWS Construction of an underpass and train bridge to replace a dangerous railroad crossing on Durfee Avenue…

City News

PFAS Still a Concern in Pico Rivera’s Water

PFAS Still a Concern  in Pico Rivera’s Water

City council discussing plans to remediate with Water Replenishment District. Map showing PFOA levels within…

Massive fire at Compton industrial complex rips through structures, buses

Massive fire at Compton industrial complex rips through structures, buses

    COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) — A massive fire in an industrial area of Compton…

Norwalk Man Who Ran Over Landlord Captured

Norwalk Man Who Ran Over Landlord Captured

ENCINITAS, Calif. — On February 23, 2021, US Border Patrol agents assigned to the San…

Norwalk Man Must Pay $2M Fine in Kickback Scheme at Downey Facility

The elderly administrator of a California hospice agency has been ordered to pay more than…

Tiger Woods taken to hospital following car crash in in Rancho Palos Verdes area

Tiger Woods was injured in a single vehicle rollover crash in the Rancho Palos Verdes…

Robber Pulls Knife on Man Waiting for Bus in Cerritos

Robber Pulls Knife on Man Waiting for Bus in Cerritos

STAFF REPORT • February 23,2021 This past Tuesday, February 9 at 7 PM Cerritos Station…

District Attorney Investigating Metro CEO Washington and Other Top Executives, Search Warrants Issued

February 19, 2021   BY BRIAN HEWS Hews Media Group-Cerritos News has exclusively learned that…

Hawaiian Gardens Partners with Curative to Open COVID-19 Testing Kiosk 

Hawaiian Gardens Partners with Curative to Open COVID-19 Testing Kiosk 

Starting tomorrow Feb. 19, 2021, Curative will be hosting a COVID-19 testing site at the…

Hawaiian Gardens City Manager Ernie Hernandez Takes Job in Lynwood

Hawaiian Gardens City Manager Ernie Hernandez Takes Job in Lynwood

  Hawaiian Gardens City Manager Ernie Hernandez’ tenure at the city is over. The Lynwood…

Sign Up for Water Replenishment District’s Eco-Gardener Virtual Classes

Sign Up for Water Replenishment District’s Eco-Gardener Virtual Classes

  Classes are Feb. 23 and 25. By Brian Hews • February 17, 2021  …

ABCUSD Setting Plans to Re-Open Schools

ABCUSD Setting Plans to Re-Open Schools

  Staff Report   • February 16, 2021 As COVID cases decline, L.A. County has hit…

Half of Californians willing to share their health data with Big Pharma to improve COVID-19 vaccines

Half of Californians willing to share their health data with Big Pharma to improve COVID-19 vaccines

    67% say they would not be happy to share their health data indefinitely.…

Health

PFAS Still a Concern in Pico Rivera’s Water

PFAS Still a Concern  in Pico Rivera’s Water

City council discussing plans to remediate with Water Replenishment District. Map showing PFOA levels within WRD boundaries, Pico Rivera (and areas to the north) is the red area…

Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather

Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather

  STAFF REPORT • February 23, 2021  LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2021 — Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. has forced the cancellation of…

Crime

Lakewood Deputy Killed in Motorcycle Accident This Morning Identified

Lakewood Deputy Killed in Motorcycle Accident This Morning Identified

Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Tom Albanese FROM LAKEWOOD MAYOR TODD ROGERS • February 25, 2021 On behalf of the entire…

Norwalk Man Who Ran Over Landlord Captured

Norwalk Man Who Ran Over Landlord Captured

ENCINITAS, Calif. — On February 23, 2021, US Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Clemente Station were notified by the…

Robber Pulls Knife on Man Waiting for Bus in Cerritos

Robber Pulls Knife on Man Waiting for Bus in Cerritos

STAFF REPORT • February 23,2021 This past Tuesday, February 9 at 7 PM Cerritos Station deputies responded to Pioneer Boulevard and…

Body Found at Base of Cliff in San Pedro Area

A body was found Wednesday at the base of a cliff in the San Pedro area. The discovery was made about 10:30 a.m.…

La Mirada and Cerritos Crime Summaries

La Mirada and Cerritos Crime Summaries

    Cerritos Robbery A female victim was walking through a parking lot at Los Cerritos Center on Wednesday 01/27 when…

Crime

Lakewood Deputy Killed in Motorcycle Accident This Morning Identified

Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Tom Albanese FROM LAKEWOOD MAYOR TODD ROGERS • February 25, 2021 On behalf of the entire Lakewood City Council and the residents…

Norwalk Man Who Ran Over Landlord Captured

ENCINITAS, Calif. — On February 23, 2021, US Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Clemente Station were notified by the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station to be on…

Robber Pulls Knife on Man Waiting for Bus in Cerritos

STAFF REPORT • February 23,2021 This past Tuesday, February 9 at 7 PM Cerritos Station deputies responded to Pioneer Boulevard and South Street regarding a robbery call.…

Body Found at Base of Cliff in San Pedro Area

A body was found Wednesday at the base of a cliff in the San Pedro area. The discovery was made about 10:30 a.m. in the 800 block of West…

School News

Pioneer High School Seniors Receive Award of Merit for Academics, Communication Skills

  Pioneer High School senior Sofia Lagos receives an Award of Merit from principal Lilia Bozigian after being honored by the Whittier Union Board of Trustees for…

ABCUSD Setting Plans to Re-Open Schools

  Staff Report   • February 16, 2021 As COVID cases decline, L.A. County has hit a state milestone for allowing schools to reopen, county Supervisor Janice Hahn…

Newsom says California schools can start reopening before all teachers get vaccine

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he believes schools can begin to reopen even if all teachers are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, provided that proper safety measures and…

Whitney High School Ecology & Wildlife Club Hosts Community Tree Sale to Combat Climate Change

Cerritos, California [1/29/2021] Did you know that if you stacked 850,000 sheets of paper, the stack would be taller than the Statue of Liberty? The passionate students…

Around Town

Massive fire at Compton industrial complex rips through structures, buses

    COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) — A massive fire in an industrial area of Compton engulfed several structures and buses, sending a thick plume of smoke into…

February 26, 2021 Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community News eNewspaper

Click on image to view in full screen. Thanks for reading, stay healthy! 😷🏠🗞   Award winning Los Cerritos Community Newspaper, hyper local community news and investigative…

Lakewood Deputy Killed in Motorcycle Accident This Morning Identified

Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Tom Albanese FROM LAKEWOOD MAYOR TODD ROGERS • February 25, 2021 On behalf of the entire Lakewood City Council and the residents…

Commerce Publishing House Provides Prevention Tools to Help Community Stay Well

Bridge Publications home offices located in Commerce.   STAFF REPORT • February 22, 2021 Now more than ever, prevention is vital, according to Bridge Publications, the Commerce-based…

HS Sports

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW High school fall season athletics given the green light to return to play

By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter • February 25, 2021 Athletes, coaches, parents and school administrators have been waiting for 11 months for high school athletics to…

Cerritos High fall season senior athletes anxious to get games in

  By Loren Kopff @LorenKopff on Twitter   Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of recognizing the area high school seniors of the fall…

Fall athletic end dates fast approaching as seniors likely to miss out on final season

  By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter February 17, 2021   Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of recognizing the seniors of the…

Valley Christian cross country squads open ’20-’21 season in winning fashion

VC HIGH girls cross country team prepares to kick off the 2020-2021 season. From left to right: freshman Juliet Chang, sophomore Katherine Padilla, junior Sophia Moreno, junior…