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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1996
With 24 parks and 30,000 trees within its nine square miles, Cerritos prides itself on maintaining a park-like atmosphere. But now the city has even provided shade for freeway commuters. City workers recently uprooted a dozen full-grown Canary Island pine trees to make way for a new sheriff's substation next to City Hall. Instead of sending them off to a landfill, the trees were replanted near the northbound 605 Freeway exit at South Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1996
Crime still doesn't pay in Cerritos. But reporting certain crimes may earn vigilant residents up to $25,000. The City Council has approved a new system of rewards aimed at generating information on typically tough-to-solve crimes. Only information on violent crimes and those involving illegal gunfire can fetch rewards under the law. And only tips that lead to convictions are to be compensated. The size of the reward would vary depending on the crime.
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January 20, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
Jim McMahon lives in Cerritos in Los Angeles County. So why is he concerned about a project for low- to moderate-income families in La Palma, in Orange County? It's because the project would be just across Denni Street, the county line. McMahon contends that the proposed La Palma housing project is badly planned. But City Manager Pamela Gibson says it would be "a quality project." "I definitely think this project would be an asset," Gibson said.
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November 18, 1993 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's in a ZIP code, anyway? For Cerritos Mayor John F. Crawley, it is a matter of community pride. Although the larger Cerritos surrounds Artesia on three sides, the two share a ZIP code and their mail is delivered from a post office in Artesia. Too many times, Crawley said, he finds magazines and bills in his mailbox addressed to Artesia. Crawley has nothing against his less affluent neighbor city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1990
A federal judge has awarded $5.6 million in damages to the family of a Cerritos man and his two teen-aged children who were killed when an Aeromexico jetliner crashed into their home on Aug. 31, 1986. The award, made Wednesday by U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon, was the first involving victims who were killed on the ground in Los Angeles County's worst air disaster. "It's a fair and just compensation," said attorney Joseph T. Cook, who represented the family of the victims, Frank Estrada Sr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal District Court judge in Los Angeles awarded $2.7 million Wednesday to the family of a Norwalk truck driver and his son who were killed in the 1986 collision of an Aeromexico jetliner and a small plane over Cerritos. The wrongful-death award is twice as much as a similar award handed down last month in the first damages case stemming from the disaster, which killed 82 people. Seventy other suits are pending, according to lawyers involved in the cases. After a two-day hearing, U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first of dozens of wrongful death suits filed in the 1986 crash of an Aeromexico jetliner in Cerritos after a midair collision concluded in Los Angeles Federal Court on Wednesday with the award of more than $1.3 million in damages to a San Jose man whose wife and son were killed. After a two-day hearing, U.S.
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February 11, 1990 | BRUCE KEPPEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marilyn Forsstrom of Cerritos is getting an advance sampling of telecommunications services, 21st-Century style. So far she likes what she hears--or doesn't hear. Her phone connections now are so "clean" that background static has disappeared.
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July 4, 1989 | MICHELE FUETSCH, Times Staff Writer
Presidents get their own libraries. John Kennedy's overlooks Boston Harbor. Franklin Roosevelt's overlooks the Hudson River. Ronald Reagan wanted his at Stanford University, but he had to settle for Simi Valley. And presidential wives? They get a corner in the Cerritos Public Library. It is believed to be the only municipal book depository in the country dedicated to the nation's First Ladies and containing a First Ladies Collection.
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