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FEATURE : Longtime Artesia Punishers president, coach adding new challenge to his softball resume

  Artesia Punishers 18 Gold travel softball head coach Bob Medina, shown talking to a pair of his players at the 2019 Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championships, was…

American History Comes to Life at the Autry Museum

American History Comes to Life at the Autry Museum

  THE AUTRY MUSEUM of the American West located in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park offers thought provoking online and onsite resources which brings history to life. Courtesy photos…

Majority Of LAUSD Students Choose Not To Return To School

Majority Of LAUSD Students Choose Not To Return To School

Although all schools within Los Angeles Unified have reopened, the vast majority of students are opting to continue remote learning, with the district reporting Monday that just 7%…

Gov. Newsom to Expand California Stimulus to Middle Income Families

Gov. Newsom to Expand California Stimulus to Middle Income Families

  Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday he will expand the state’s economic stimulus program to middle income families, which means the Golden State Stimulus now provides at least…

Ransomware Attack Leads to Shutdown of Major East Coast U.S. System, Colonial Pipeline

Ransomware Attack Leads to Shutdown of Major East Coast U.S. System, Colonial Pipeline

The attack on top U.S. operator Colonial Pipeline appears to have been carried out by an Eastern European-based criminal gang (WAPO) A ransomware attack caused a major East…

Buccaneer Bay Set to Open for Summer Season

Buccaneer Bay Set to Open for Summer Season

  STAFF REPORT Buccaneer Bay officially will kick off the summer season on Saturday, May 29. Family and friends can enjoy the waterpark which features a lazy river,…

Nonprofit Violins Not Violence Donates Instruments to Two Pico Rivera Students at Park Academy

Nonprofit Violins Not Violence Donates Instruments to Two Pico Rivera Students at Park Academy

Edwin Figueroa, a sixth-grader at the school with his guitar. Sixth-grader Alexa Menchaca-Lopez holds her violin. The nonprofit was founded by two Los Angeles police officers. PICO RIVERA,…

Pico Rivera to Consider Digital Billboards

Pico Rivera to Consider Digital Billboards

  BY BRIAN HEWS • May 7, 2021 The city of Pico Rivera Planning Commission, at its upcoming May 17 meeting, will consider an amendment to the city’s…

Normalcy Post COVID-19 Can Lead to Mental Stress

Normalcy Post COVID-19 Can Lead to Mental Stress

      May 7, 2021 ___________________ Mental health expert offers valuable advice on how to best embrace change. ___________________ With Los Angeles County having moved to the…

City News

Three Separate Car Shootings in Cerritos on 91 Freeway

Three Separate Car Shootings in Cerritos on 91 Freeway

Courtesy CBS Local.   BY BRIAN HEWS • May 13, 2021 A car traveling down…

State Senator Bob Archuleta Launches Public Safety Program ‘Operation Safe Senior’

State Senator Bob Archuleta Launches Public Safety Program ‘Operation Safe Senior’

Norwalk Mayor Jennifer Perez joined Senator Bob Archuleta at the Christian Senior Towers along with…

Golden State Stimulus: Who in California qualifies for payments of up to $1,100

Golden State Stimulus: Who in California qualifies for payments of up to $1,100

In what’s being touted as the “biggest economic recovery package” in California history, Gov. Gavin…

FDA grants emergency use authorization for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-15

FDA grants emergency use authorization for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-15

The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19…

Weekend Closure of I-5 in Downey

Weekend Closure of I-5 in Downey

Click on image to enlarge.   55-Hour Weekend Closures of I-5 in Downey for Bridge…

Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino Moves Forward During Pandemic

Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino Moves Forward During Pandemic

  THE MUSEUM’S Mitsubishi A6M5 “Zero” (bottom) flies in formation with their F4U “Corsair” and…

Worker Sues Hawaiian Gardens for Alleged Two Year Harassment by Fred Licon

Worker Sues Hawaiian Gardens for Alleged Two Year Harassment by Fred Licon

Fred Licon is a code enforcement officer with the city making nearly $103,000 in salary…

Central Basin Sues Dir. Leticia Vasquez for ‘Libelous’ Statements in YouTube Video

Central Basin Sues Dir. Leticia Vasquez for ‘Libelous’ Statements in YouTube Video

Vasquez in the video said Downey’s water shows “troubling patterns of water contamination.”   BY…

Brown Act Violation : Mayor pro tem Vo Abdicates Cerritos Mayor Seat to Old Guard

Brown Act Violation : Mayor pro tem Vo Abdicates Cerritos Mayor Seat to Old Guard

  Chuong Vo (left) called him self “too inexperienced” to be Cerritos Mayor after one…

Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem Vo Calls Himself ‘Too Inexperienced’ to Be Mayor

Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem Vo Calls Himself ‘Too Inexperienced’ to Be Mayor

The move is followed by the nomination of Grace Hu for mayor, and Vo pro…

Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community News eNewspaper

Hews Media Group-Los Cerritos Community News eNewspaper

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US NEWS: Whitney High Ranked Number Two in State; Cerritos, Gahr, & Artesia Also Ranked in Top Third

US NEWS: Whitney High Ranked Number Two in State; Cerritos, Gahr, & Artesia Also Ranked in Top Third

  All four ABC Unified School District comprehensive high schools were ranked in the top…

Health

FDA grants emergency use authorization for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-15

FDA grants emergency use authorization for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-15

The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to include people ages 12 to 15. This is the first COVID-19…

Majority Of LAUSD Students Choose Not To Return To School

Majority Of LAUSD Students Choose Not To Return To School

Although all schools within Los Angeles Unified have reopened, the vast majority of students are opting to continue remote learning, with the district reporting Monday that just 7%…

Crime

Three Separate Car Shootings in Cerritos on 91 Freeway

Three Separate Car Shootings in Cerritos on 91 Freeway

Courtesy CBS Local.   BY BRIAN HEWS • May 13, 2021 A car traveling down the 91 freeway in Cerritos had…

Man Fatally Shot in Artesia

Man Fatally Shot in Artesia

      May 3, 2021 ARTESIA — A 20-year-old man in a vehicle was fatally wounded yesterday in Artesia by…

Apr. 18-25, 2021 Cerritos and La Mirada Crime Summaries

Apr. 18-25, 2021 Cerritos and La Mirada Crime Summaries

BY BRIAN HEWS • May 1, 2021 Cerritos The theft of catalytic converters continue to be an issue with one attempt…

Inconsistencies are Rife in LASD’s Investigation Into the Death of Aisha Nava

Inconsistencies are Rife in LASD’s Investigation Into the Death of Aisha Nava

  BY BRIAN HEWS • April 23, 2021 The inaction of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in the mysterious death…

Cerritos Business Owners Charged in Multimillion Dollar Real Estate Scam

Cerritos Business Owners Charged in Multimillion Dollar Real Estate Scam

April 7, 2021  A Southern California brother-and-sister team were arrested today on federal charges alleging they orchestrated a $6 million real…

Crime

Three Separate Car Shootings in Cerritos on 91 Freeway

Courtesy CBS Local.   BY BRIAN HEWS • May 13, 2021 A car traveling down the 91 freeway in Cerritos had its windows shot out late last…

Man Fatally Shot in Artesia

      May 3, 2021 ARTESIA — A 20-year-old man in a vehicle was fatally wounded yesterday in Artesia by suspects who fired at him while…

Apr. 18-25, 2021 Cerritos and La Mirada Crime Summaries

BY BRIAN HEWS • May 1, 2021 Cerritos The theft of catalytic converters continue to be an issue with one attempt and three stolen in Cerritos and…

Inconsistencies are Rife in LASD’s Investigation Into the Death of Aisha Nava

  BY BRIAN HEWS • April 23, 2021 The inaction of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in the mysterious death of 18 year-old Hawaiian Gardens resident…

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

American History Comes to Life at the Autry Museum

  THE AUTRY MUSEUM of the American West located in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park offers thought provoking online and onsite resources which brings history to life. Courtesy…

Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino Moves Forward During Pandemic

  THE MUSEUM’S Mitsubishi A6M5 “Zero” (bottom) flies in formation with their F4U “Corsair” and P-38 “Lightning” (top).  These aircraft fly regularly at the Museum at special…

Normalcy Post COVID-19 Can Lead to Mental Stress

      May 7, 2021 ___________________ Mental health expert offers valuable advice on how to best embrace change. ___________________ With Los Angeles County having moved to…

May 7, 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…

HS Sports

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW – Artesia girls soccer flat against Bolsa Grande in first round exit

May 13, 2021 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter   GARDEN GROVE-After missing out on the CIF-Southern Section playoffs last season, the Artesia High girls soccer…

FEATURE : Longtime Artesia Punishers president, coach adding new challenge to his softball resume

  Artesia Punishers 18 Gold travel softball head coach Bob Medina, shown talking to a pair of his players at the 2019 Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championships,…

OLYMPIC LEAGUE BASEBALL : Maranatha gets to Valley Christian with long ball, two-out rallies in battle for first place

May 12, 2021 By Loren Kopff • @LorenKopff on Twitter   Since Valley Christian High’s baseball team last won the Olympic League in 2012, Maranatha High and…

NEWS AND NOTES FROM PRESS ROW – Soccer playoffs to begin while Suburban League play gets underway in basketball

BY LOREN KOPFF • @LORENKOPFF ON TWITTER May 6, 2021 The CIF-Southern Section playoffs begin on Monday with wild card action in girls soccer and Tuesday for…