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Cerritos Regional Chamber’s Taste Of The Region & Business Expo & More Cerritos News



The Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold the “Taste of the Region & Business Expo” on Wednesday, September 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. The one-day event, a nod to “Cuisine, Culture, and Commerce,” showcases the best of the region’s food, music, restaurants and local businesses.

The $10 admission includes a wristband for all-access tastings from more than 20 local restaurants and caterers. Children under age 5 get in free with a paying adult. The event features exhibitor booths, live music, raffle prizes, auto displays and more. Parking is free. Booth spaces and sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information, contact the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce at (562) 467-0800 or email [email protected].



Vendors are currently being sought for the 2016 Senior Health and Wellness Fair on Friday, October 7 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Cerritos Senior Center at Pat Nixon Park.

The non-refundable vendor registration fee for a for-profit agency is $100. For-profit agencies providing a free health screening for the fair attendees will not be required to pay the $100 fee. Non-profit agencies and local, state or federal agencies may register for free. Each vendor will receive an eight-foot space.

Vendors may register until Friday, September 30 or as space is available. For more information and to download a vendor application, visit the City’s website, cerritos.us, and click the “2016 Senior Health and Wellness Fair Vendor Registration” link under Top Stories.


Residential and commercial rebates are available for qualifying water-saving devices and measures through the Metropolitan Water District conservation rebate program.

Indoor products eligible for rebates include high-efficiency clothes washers and premium high-efficiency toilets. Outdoor products and measures qualifying for rebates include weather-based irrigation controllers, rotating sprinkler nozzles, rain barrels and cisterns, soil moisture sensor systems and turf removal.

Rebate amounts may vary and are based on the availability of funding. For more information or to estimate your rebate and apply online, visit socalwatersmart.com or call (888) 376-3314.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.


Cerritos residents and community members are invited to attend a special Evening of Remembrance on Sunday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Park.

Honoring the victims and heroes affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the event will include performances by local entertainment, a formal ceremony with the Cerritos City Council, a candlelight memorial and a moment of silence. In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, representatives from the City’s Volunteers on Patrol will be on hand to offer information about how to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

Snacks will be available for a nominal fee. Dogs, cats and other pets are not allowed in the park during special events and concerts. Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited within the boundaries of all City public park facilities.


The Cerritos City Council has approved demolition of the El Torito restaurant building in Plaza 183 to make way for two new eateries.

One of the new restaurants is Frida Mexican Cuisine. The other restaurant tenant has not yet been announced.

Cerritos Retail CenterCal, LLC is spearheading the project, which consists of demolishing the existing 7,650-square-foot El Torito restaurant and replacing it with a 10,907-square-foot building housing two restaurants.

The restaurants will have separate outdoor patios and dining areas that feature open lattice structures above and enclosures made from landscape planter boxes that serve as a fence barrier between the dining area and the adjacent sidewalk.

The restaurants will adopt the existing Santa Barbara-inspired architecture at Plaza 183 and feature a palette of bright whites and beiges. The structures will also incorporate wood veneers, metal canopies, a water wall feature and other accent elements in dark brown tones. The landscape will consist of planter pots, decorative metal tree grates, pre-cast concrete pavers and colored concrete.

The project is expected to be completed by mid-2017.


Weekend parking permit covers Saturday and Sunday

The City of Cerritos Community Safety Counter is now closed on Sundays. As a result of this change, temporary overnight parking permits issued on Saturday are also valid on Sunday. Residents can still obtain a temporary overnight parking permit at any time on Sunday by calling (562) 916-1266 or (562) 860-0044.

The Community Safety Counter continues to be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, contact the Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266.