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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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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