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November 10, 1998 | BRAD BERTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In one of the larger single-property industrial real estate sales in Southern California this year, Boston-based institutional advisor TA Associates Realty has acquired the Cerritos Industrial Park on behalf of its institutional investor clients. The business park includes almost 1 million square feet of industrial space within 30 buildings that are 100% leased to 54 tenants, according to Vice President Rick McGeagh of property services giant CB Richard Ellis.
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July 24, 1998
They turned out by the thousands, some camping out most of the night for a chance to buy or win one of those incorrigibly cute but staggeringly pricey soft toys that send adult collectors and child fans wild: Beanie Babies. Roughly 2,000 people flocked to Los Cerritos Center Thursday morning, where gift stores raffled off the chance to buy new and limited editions of the toys, said Terri Jonisch, a spokeswoman for the mall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1998
Cerritos is using Defense Department satellites to take inventory of the city. Using the satellite and computer program called Global Positioning System, public works employees are walking through neighborhoods with yellow backpacks and antenna extensions counting each piece of city property, an official said. Surveyors direct a laser beam at a tree, a fire hydrant, water meter, sewer manholes, street lights, stop signs and park benches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1997
Cerritos has received an award from the League of California Cities for its innovative program for at-risk youths. Impact (Intercepting Minors With Positive Attention, Care and Training) is a year-round program conducted in all of the city's elementary and junior high schools by a sheriff's deputy who works for the city.
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November 2, 1997 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hindus from throughout Southern California converged on Cerritos Regional Park on Saturday to ring in the Hindu New Year with Diwali, the ancient Festival of Lights. The festival, which in Hindu religious tradition commemorates the return of Lord Rama, the triumph of good over evil, drew Indians from throughout Southern California, many in colorful traditional attire. "I haven't seen Diwali since I was a kid in New Delhi," said a beaming Dolly Gupta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1997
Hundreds of people have visited a new public garden at Cerritos Park East to study its water-saving plants for landscaping ideas, city officials say. The $20,000 garden had been a patch of lawn. By planting about three dozen varieties of water-conserving plants in the 2,500-square-foot space, "We're saving 50% of the water we formerly used," city spokeswoman Annie Luger said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1997
On Saturday morning, sheriff's deputies plan to throw open the doors to all eight jail cells inside the new Cerritos sheriff's station. What's more, they want to let any Tom, Dick and Harry roam freely through the station's narcotics vault, armory and even the offices of the top brass. But come 3 p.m., it's down to business. For 4 1/2 hours, the $10-million station will be open to showcase, among other things, its tasteful combination of high-tech security and sprightly interior decorating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1997 | BILL BILLITER
A new agreement with Cerritos will simplify the maintenance of a jointly owned mini-park as well as save La Palma tax dollars, city officials said. The pact concerns the small greenbelt on the cities' border, at the north end of Denni Street near Maroon Drive. Heretofore, the mowing, maintenance and watering has been done on different days by each city. La Palma crews handled the chores on Mondays, and Cerritos workers on Wednesdays. La Palma City Public Works Director Ismile H.
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August 25, 1996 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Jeffrey McIllwain saw his mother, she was standing on the porch in a housedress, saying that she loved him. For goodness sake, he thought with the embarrassment of a 16-year-old, I'm only going to church. At 11:52 a.m. on Aug. 31, 1986, while McIllwain was still at Sunday school, an Aeromexico DC-9 on approach to Los Angeles International Airport from Mexico collided with a small plane and slammed into the boy's neighborhood in Cerritos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1996
The graceful image of a young Pat Nixon standing on the front porch of her childhood will mark the Cerritos site where the former first lady grew up, the City Council has decided. Council members last week selected the likeness for an $85,000 bronze statue at Pat Nixon Park, where the work is expected to be unveiled March 16 to commemorate the former first lady's 85th birthday.
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