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Documentary about Signal Hill’s SH to loan $700,000 to skateboarding history in the works Boulevard Buick/GMC Nick Diamantides

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A host of signs can be found at the bottom of Hill Street’s nearly 30-degree incline that bottoms out onto Obispo Avenue. Their messages are clear: no skateboarding, no bikes, and no trucks over three tons. In fact, skateboarding is no longer allowed anywhere in the city of Signal Hill. The same was not true in the mid seventies– when the Signal Hill Speed Run tested the nerves of thrill-seeking skateboarders. Searching for their fix of adrenaline, skaters would bomb down the hill, reaching speeds approaching 60 mile per hour. Crashes were not uncommon. Nor were the subsequent complimentary ambulance rides to the closest emergency room. see documentary page <none>

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This 1976 photo shows a skateboarder “wiping out” at the bottom of Hill Street.

Living up to its reputation as one of the most business-friendly cities in California, Signal Hill has agreed to loan $700,000 to a local automobile dealer to help pay for renovations designed to increase sales. The loan, which will be made to the Boulevard Buick/GMC dealership, will actually come from moneys held by the Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency (RDA), whose funds are separate from the City’s General Fund and other operational funds. The loan was approved by the members of the RDA (all of whom are also the members of the Signal Hill City Council), during the Tuesday (July 20) meeting of the council and RDA. “Boulevard Buick/GMC is requesting approval of an Owner

Participation Agreement, which would result in a loan for an extensive renovation of the exterior and interior of the dealership to implement General Motors requirements,” said RDA Executive Director (and City Manager) Ken Farfsing. “The agreement (also) provides assistance for moving the Boulevard Collision Center to 2800 Cherry Avenue, including offices, spray booths and a shop building.” Farfsing added that the dealership will also be renovating its signs. “This assistance enhances the viability of Boulevard Buick/GMC in a very distressed auto market and strengthens the Signal Hill Auto Center as well,” he noted. The RDA and the City began the Signal Hill Auto Center project in 1989 on 42 acres along see loan page 8

Celebrating its LB store’s first year, Saint Vincent de Paul seeks more visibility in area Nick Diamantides Staff Writer

The good work done by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has been one of the best kept secrets in the Long Beach area. Now, however, the Society wants everyone to know what it is doing in hopes of enlisting the support of more donors and volunteers in its efforts to provide assistance to the poor and hurting people of this region. To gain the attention of the public, last Monday the Society hosted a luncheon to celebrate the oneyear anniversary of the opening of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at 2750 E. Pacific Coast Highway, in Long Beach. About 40 people attended the event, which took place on the patio behind the thrift store. David Fields, executive director of the Society’s Council of Los Angeles,

was the keynote speaker, but he began by introducing Oscar Solis, bishop of the San Pedro Region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “It is a tremendous blessing on our church to have St. Vincent de Paul as a partner in our work of God’s mission,” Solis said. “I have a strong feeling that now that you have made yourself so much more visible, the work of charity to our brothers and sisters who are in need will be strengthened.” Solis noted that he would continue to encourage more priests and laypeople to participate in the work done by the Society. Fields noted that the Los Angeles Council is part of the Society’s international operations. “We are in 142 countries, and we have close to one million volunteers who help do the work of the Society,” he said. “In Africa, what we do with a fam-

ily in Nairobi is, we provide them with a male and female goat.” He explained that the goats provide milk and income to poor families and help them to improve the quality of their lives. “That is a sample of what we do on the international level,” Fields said. “Locally, there are 300 parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and we have conferences in slightly more than 100 of those parishes.” He explained that a conference is a lay group. “It is a grassroots organization of people working at the parish level so when someone comes to a pastor and says, ‘I need food,’ the pastor calls up the Society and we will send someone to meet with that person to determine what their needs are.” Fields explained that Society workers will console the needy see st. vincent page 9

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David Fields, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul Society’s LA Council (left), and 4th District Long Beach Councilman Patrick O’Donnell at Monday’s luncheon

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CLean SWeeP Councilmember Dee Andrews will be hosting the 6th District Neighborhood Cleanup Saturday, July 24 at 10am at 323 E. Dayman St., and volunteers are needed. All clean-up materials will be supplied, and community-service hours are offered. Call (562) 570-6816 or visit longbeach.gov/district6. eGGS WitH tHe eLKS The Bellflower/ Long Beach Elks Lodge # 888, 16426 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower, invites the public to its monthly breakfast on Sunday, July 25 from 8am to noon. Admission is $6 per person for the buffetstyle breakfast, which includes eggs as you like them, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee. tour HiStoriC GarDenS Rancho Los Cerritos is now offering free, docent-led tours of the historic gardens and grounds on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The next tour is Sunday, July 25. Tours are free and are offered on the half-hour between 1pm and 4pm. Rancho Los Cerritos is located at 4600 Virginia Rd., northwest of the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and San Antonio Drive. Call (562) 570-1755 or visit rancholoscerritos.org. SnL Offering a summer program to keep the community safe, the Office of Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews has announced the Long Beach Summer Night Lights, which is running now through September 3. From Monday through Friday, from 6pm to 9pm, there will be free activities at two locations: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave.; and Westside Boys & Girls Club, 1835 W. Willard St. Call MLK Park at (562) 5992916 or Westside at (562) 435-1621. a “MySteriouS” aFFair The Friends of the Signal Hill Library will host an Author Talk and Book Signing on Monday, July 26 from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St. The event will feature a panel of five authors discussing their mystery books. Autographed copies of the books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge for admission, but donations are appreciated to help support our programs for the Signal Hill Library. Call (562) 989-7323. SWiM For your LiFe! Councilman Dee Andrews and the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine are offering free Senior Water Exercise Classes from 8am to 9am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Martin Luther King Jr., Park Swimming Pool, 1910 Lemon Ave. The classes are free to seniors 50 and over, with identification. Call (562) 570-1718 or visit longbeach.gov/district6. G.o.P. 4-1-1 Long Beach Young Republicans’ next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, July 27 from 7pm to 9pm at the Long Beach Republican Headquarters, 3939 Atlantic Ave. #107. Program will feature presentations on: Republican precinct operations at the local level, effective grassroots activism, and the duties of block captains and precinct captains within the overall precinct operations framework. RSVP to longbeachyr@gmail.com. SuMMer SounDS? Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts (FOSHCA), in partnership with the City of Signal Hill, is conducting its 2010 Summer Concerts in the Park series. The free concerts will be performed each Wednesday night through Aug. 11 at 6:30pm in Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave. Attendees are welcome to bring picnic baskets or purchase food at the event. Call (562) 989-7370. SunDoWn CHoW-DoWn Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 370 Junipero Ave., will host a “Chow Down At Sundown” from 6pm to 8pm Friday, July 30, featuring food, games and music by Woven Image. Call (562) 434-7400. SunDay in tHe ParK The City of Signal Hill and Sultans Car Club of Long Beach will host a car show Sunday, Aug. 1 from 8am to 3pm at Signal Hill Park, at the corner of E. Hill Street and Cherry Avenue. The event will feature show-quality cars and trucks from 1975 and before, and an awards presentation will begin at 2pm. Music will be provided by Johnny Rocket and the V-Twins. Proceeds will benefit Signal Hill youth programs. Call (562) 869-4202. tHe neXt SuPPer The next dinner for the Bixby Knolls Supper Club will take place at The Factory Gastrobar, 4020 Atlantic Ave., on Monday, Aug. 2. First seating will be at 5:30pm, second seating at 7pm. Send an RSVP to info@bixbyknollsinfo.com. The club’s goal is to support local restaurants on Monday nights, which are typically slow. niGHt on tHe toWn The City of Signal Hill will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5pm to 8pm at Reservoir Park, 3315 Gundry Ave. (at Wardlow Road). The free annual community event is organized by the Signal Hill Police Department, in partnership with Target and the sponsorship of many local businesses and organizations, to promote strong partnerships between local police, businesses and residents to prevent crime and make Signal Hill a safe place to live, visit, and do business. Included will be a bounce house for children, an art maker to create art projects, face painting, safari critters, a balloon artist, food, music, a chance to check out the Signal Hill Police Department’s Mobile Command Vehicle and the LA County Fire Truck, and opportunities to win prizes.

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) is asking the public’s help in identifying the person who sent an apparent death threat to Signal Hill Mayor Ed Wilson via email several weeks ago. “Our detectives concluded their investigation, and they took the case to the (Los Angeles County District Attorney) D.A.’s Office for a finding,” said SHPD Lieutenant Mike Reid. “During their investigation, they could not get specific information as to the ownership of [the email address], which would have given us a suspect.” Reid said that currently the SHPD has not positively identified the suspect in the case. He explained that, because of interconnected networks on the Internet, proving that someone has sent a specific email is not as easy as it may seem.

“The case will remain open pending any further leads,” he said, explaining that the D.A.’s Office cannot pursue the case until an actual suspect is identified. “If anybody has any information regarding the author of that email, they are encouraged to share it with the Signal Hill Police Department,” he added. “Our detective bureau would definitely be interested in pursuing any leads that the public may give to us in this case.” The email, sent on June 5, claims to be from a homeowner in Signal Hill who is angry at Wilson for supporting Laura Richardson in her bid to be reelected as the U.S. Congresswoman for California’s 37th Congressional District, which includes Signal Hill. At the time the email was sent, Richardson was under investigation for corruption but has since been cleared of any wrongdoing.

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Presuming that Richardson was guilty of all allegations, the sender of the email told Wilson, “I can only assume that you are just as corrupt, although it could be attributed to being ignorant. The saying goes, where there is smoke there is fire. As far as I am concerned, it’s time for a good old fashioned lynching/tar and feather.” Wilson reported the email to the SHPD, but he did not break the news to the public or to other members of the Signal Hill City Council until the July 6 council meeting. At that meeting, the council members seemed stunned and at a loss for words, but at the July 20 council meeting, they all took turns expressing their outrage at the email and their support for Wilson. “It’s hurtful to know somebody said that to you,” said Councilwoman Tina Hansen. “I’m so sorry that happened to you.” “I went home in kind of a state of shock,” added Councilman Mike Noll. He stressed that all the members of the council have always supported each other, and everyone recognizes that Wilson has contributed much to the City of Signal Hill. Councilmembers Larry Forester and Ellen Ward echoed those comments. Anyone with information as to the identity of the author of the email is asked to call the SHPD at (562) 989-7200. ß

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With retirement, professor ends family’s 54-year streak of service at CSuLB When Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) Business Professor Thomas Rhoads retired at the end of the 2009-10 academic year, he ended an astonishing record of 54 consecutive years of family service to the university– 37 of his and 17 from his father, who was also a faculty member in the campus’s College of Business Administration (CBA). Rhoads’s father Kenneth joined the university in 1956 and was the Associated Students Professor of the Year for 1959-60. Thomas Rhoads began teaching at CSULB in 1973, and during his tenure, he received several honors and awards. In fact, father and son worked together for a single semester at CSULB before the elder Rhoads passed away from a heart attack at age 51. “I never intended on teaching as a career,” said Rhoads, who earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from USC and his J.D. from Western State University. (Like his father and daughter, he is also a graduate of Long Beach’s Wilson High School). Instead, he became a retail stockbroker before deciding there was an easier way to make a

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CSULB Business Professor Thomas Rhoads, who retired at the end of the 2009-10 academic year

living and became a lawyer. By 1973, he’d started law school at Western State University, teaching securities markets and finance classes at CSULB at night while attending law school during the day. He has taught 37 years without ever taking a sabbatical. “I didn’t think I would make a career out of it, but everything worked so well for me and the students that I decided to stay,” he said. Rhoads has served as the faculty advisor for several student organizations throughout his career, including the Hispanic Students Business Association, Hermanos Unidos and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He pioneered the CBA Minority Business Students program, which evolved into the Student Center for Professional Development. The center, currently made up of hundreds of students, provides training, assistance in securing paid internships and extensive experiences to prepare

Human resources VP for oprah Winfrey’s company to host teen workshop in LB Tenia Davis, vice president of Human Resources at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, will be hosting a youth workshop for the Long Beach Poly Alumni Association, at 1pm on Friday, July 23, at Martin Luther King Park, Community Center, 1950 Lemon Ave. The topic of conversation will be branding and identity strategies for high-school students, since teens are being transformed from passive consumers to active consumers and creators. “It is a wonderful thing when we have guidance, love and respect for our youth,” said Councilman Dee Andrews, whose office is helping to organize the event. “It is workshops like this that give our youth a clear and precise direction towards their future. To provide the

support they need to graduate from high school and move on to higher education, sometimes it is prosperous for them to learn about how to get there from someone that has already gone through the motions.” In the workshop, the students will first define, identify, and consider who they are and what they value most in life, where they want to go and where they actually see themselves going. The students then will explore their answers more in detail and see how they have dealt with the issues of image and identity. As a culminating activity, students respond to the question, “Who am I?” -------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION (562) 570-6816

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students for the business world. Rhoads also assisted the Associated Business Students Organizational Council (ABSOC), where he significantly increased the size of the Meet the Industries Job Fair and served as president of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for business students. He has been named Faculty Advisor of the Year by both Associated Students Inc. and the ABSOC. In addition, he has been named three times as the CBA’s Most Valuable Professor, and last year he received the university’s Distinguished Faculty Advising Award for his work with students outside of the classroom. Most recently, Rhoads was chosen to be the grand marshal at the Chicano-Latino Commencement ceremony this year. “Being able to connect with a group of students whose backgrounds and experiences are very different from mine, especially at a people’s university like we have here, that’s the most satisfying thing to me,” he said. Fortunately for Rhoads, he won’t have to completely remove himself from his teaching duties because of FERP– Faculty Early Retirement Program that allows a tenured faculty member who is eligible for service retirement to retire and continue teaching one semester per year for up to five years. “I might not retire without FERP,” Rhoads admitted, “especially since my wife said she’s not going to take notes when I talk.” ß

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ready-to-work youth still available for small businesses at no cost Already 325 area employers are receiving no-cost assistance from approximately 1,000 youth as part of the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network’s Summer Youth Employment Training Program, which is made possible through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. The Network pays all salary and worker-compensation costs for up to 180 work hours for each youth. “The youth help our business’ bottom line by contributing to sales, marketing, and general office help,” said Le Bui, Business Development director of Nectar, Inc., a product-development company based in Long Beach. Bui hired four youth last year and this year. “The youth program is very beneficial for small business in terms of getting those extra hands for tight times or that needed help to complete tasks to get back on an even keel.”

Dr. Jennifer Jung, OD, an optometrist who owns and operates an eye clinic in downtown Long Beach, has hired youth during the last two Summer Youth Employment Training Programs. “The youth take the stress off existing employees and staff, which allows us to focus on the projects we had put on hold,” Jung said. “They also bring in new and exciting ideas about operating and marketing a business.” Last year, the Summer Youth Employment Training Program placed nearly 1,200 youth at 250 worksites, contributing more than $1.2 million to the local economy. This year, even more youth will be helping more worksites. The Network has funding to fill an additional 400 positions this summer. To request one or more workers, go to YourNextHire.biz and complete the brief online form, or call (866) 848-3321. ß

team that assists hate-crime victims seeking volunteers The City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program is now recruiting volunteers for its 20102011 Assistance Team. The program teaches volunteers how to assist victims of hate-crime and bias incidents in Long Beach. The effort is part of the City’s Human Dignity Program, founded in 1999 to ensure that all residents are treated with courtesy and respect regardless of their racial background, their nation of origin, the religion they practice, their sexual orientation, gender, or dis-

ability status. Residents who are interested in investing in their community by promoting peace and inclusion of all people who live, work, and play in Long Beach are encouraged to participate. The training will consist of 17 hours of classroom instruction provided by The California Conference for Equality and Justice. Applications are due Friday, July 30, 2010. For an application, call Danielle Nava at (562) 435-8184 ext. 231 or email dnava@cacej.org.

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The Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA) will again host “National Night Out to Fight Crime” on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the mini-park located between West 21st and Hill streets, west of San Francisco Avenue, next to the LA River. The public is welcome to the event, which will be a potluck. Attendees are encouraged to bring along a neighbor, a lantern and a salad, side dish, casserole or dessert to share. WANA will provide water, soft drinks, and coffee, as well as plates, napkins and utensils. A grill and charcoal will also be available. Invited guests include Long Beach Police Department West Division Commander Joe Levy, Wrigley patrol officers, K-9 Unit and new Chief Jim McDonnell. For those who have been considering forming a neighborhood watch, Wrigley Neighborhood Watch representative Maria Norvell will discuss her area’s crime-watch program. Wrigley residents are encouraged to show their support of “National Night Out to Fight Crime” by leaving their porch lights on. ---------------------------------More Information (562) 427-5021 wrigleyalliance@msn.com

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by Neena Strichart As I wrote last week, there are so many free activities to keep us entertained locally this summer. I think my all-time favorite outings are the concerts in the park put on by Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts (FOSHCA). In partnership with the City of Signal Hill, the 2010 Summer Concerts in the Park series was kicked off earlier this month and will continue each Wednesday evening 6:30pm to 8pm with the last concert taking place August 11. Through the years, it has been difficult for any of us at the Signal Tribune to attend the concerts because we usually had to work late to be ready for our early Thursday morning deadlines. Circumstances have changed dramatically over the last three weeks because we switched business to a new printer who favored us with a later deadline on Thursdays. Not only have we been given the gift of time, I think the paper has a crisper look to it that makes our photos more appealing and our text easier to read. Talk about a win-win!

Week before last, Steve and I drove over to the park, set up our chairs and just sat quietly listening to the band and watching the other attendees. What a hoot. Some folks danced, others sang along, little kids ran in circles, dogs barked, one couple made a game of throwing grapes in the air and trying to catch them in their mouths. It was a scene that could have been taken out of a Norman Rockwell painting. By the end of the evening we were so relaxed. My only problem was sore cheek muscles from smiling for an hour and a half. What a small price to pay for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. I can’t wait to do it again. Those who are interested in joining in on the fun need to take a look at the following press release submitted by FOSHCA. Read on: The Silver Beatles will be featured July 28, followed by Neil Diamond double Dean Colley on August 4, courtesy of Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach-Anaheim & Obispo Office. According to FOSHCA, for the final concert on August

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the exception, not the rule On behalf of the Gateway Cities Southeast Los Angeles County City Managers Group, we write to address the alarming information widely reported in the news media about the compensation of the Bell city manager and other employees. Our group of 27 local city managers reacted with shock and outrage when reading these recent stories. If accurate, what the Los Angeles Times disclosed as happening in the City of Bell may not be illegal, but as local government professionals and as individuals, we want the public to know that we find the reported compensation of the Bell city manager and others in that city outrageous and a huge aberration. It is

not the norm in our profession. City managers are responsible for the day-to-day activities of their communities. Services such as public safety, tree trimming, street and sidewalk repair, parks and recreation programming, and economic development are some of the daily activities undertaken by local government professionals. Good city managers help to steer their communities in the right direction and do not betray the trust of their city councils or of the citizens whom they serve. We believe that the standards of our profession do not permit placing our individual interests ahead of the community. In this case, we understand that Bell has been facing the same revenue shortfalls and budget pressures as most other communities, which makes these disclosures regarding the ex-

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This year’s platinum sponsors of Signal Hill’s Summer Concert series, with Mayor Ed Wilson (third from right) and FOSHCA President Denise Damrow (far left)

11, Signal Hill Petroleum will be sponsoring the 11 members of Pretzel Logic, bringing the spirit of Steely Dan alive with their jazzy horn lines, smooth vocals, rock guitar licks and funky grooves. Come out and enjoy some free entertainment alfresco. Bring your own food and drink or buy something yummy at the park. Also, don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets for a chance to win a wide array of prizes donated by local businesses and organizations. See you there! P.S. FOSHCA thanks the generous sponsors who support the concerts, their quarterly family art-making workshops and art exhibitions, annual show & sell art fair, and all our other programs and ac-

tivitie. Diamond Sponsors: LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach-Anaheim & Obispo Office, Signal Hill Petroleum, and Willow Urgent Care; Platinum Sponsors: Aleshire & Wynder, Charter Communications, Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce, Signal Hill Disposal, Signal Tribune Newspaper, and Triple R Catering; Gold Sponsors: Coldwell Banker NRT Terry Rogers and Universal Care Medical Groups; Silver Sponsors: AAA Calvert Electrical, Heating & Air Conditioning, Chinese Combo, Courtyard Care Center, Delius Restaurant, Golden Eagle Signal Hill, RKA Consulting, and The Undershirt; and a host of other sponsors.

orbitant compensation of the Bell city manager and other Bell employees that more difficult to understand. Let me assure you and your readers, however, that Bell is the exception and not the rule. Our profession is dedicated to public service, and not profiting at the public’s expense. The International City Managers’ Association Code of Ethics states that the city manager “should be dedicated to the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all public and personal relationships in order that the member may merit the respect and confidence of elected officials, of other officials and employees, and of the public.” The profession of city management reflects the solid American ideals of service to others, fairness, and a deep commitment to the common good. But there are, as in

every profession, a few who do not live up to the standards of the vast majority of city managers. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our cities and encourage your readers, the public, to become active in your city and find out more about your local city government. We understand and agree with your outrage about the compensation issue with the Bell city manager and other employees in the City of Bell. Our ongoing obligation and purpose is to keep the faith and trust of the citizens that we serve on a daily basis. As public service professionals, that will continue to be our mission. Ken Farfsing Signal Hill City Manager Past Chair, Gateway Cities Southeast Los angeles County City Managers Group

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Metro Rail – Celebrating 20 Years, One Billion Riders The Metro Blue Line opened on July 14, 1990, bringing a new era of rail transit back to LA County after a 27-year absence. Metro Rail has expanded since that time to a >ve-line system serving 300,000 passengers daily. More than one billion passengers have ridden on Metro Rail during the past 20 years.

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tips to ‘be cool’ this summer The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is advising residents to take precautions to protect themselves from heat-related illnesses, especially while participating in outdoor activities. The elderly, people with chronic illnesses, infants and young children are at greater risk for heat-related conditions, however everyone should take precautions to reduce the risk of illness. • Remain hydrated by drinking water before, during, and after outdoor activities • Take frequent breaks while working or playing outdoors • Wear loose-fitting, light clothing and a hat while outside • Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid beverages that have caffeine or alcohol • Plan strenuous outdoor activities for cooler parts of the day, and limit time outside during peak heat • Pace physical activities, starting slowly and picking up the pace gradually • Seek air-conditioned environments

during peak heat at stores, malls, theaters, etc. • Check on frail, elderly or homebound individuals to make sure they are not affected by the heat • Move to a cooler location at first sign of heat illness (dizziness, nausea, headaches, muscle cramps), then rest and slowly drink a cool liquid

• Never leave a child or pet in a parked car or asleep in the direct sunlight • Make sure pets have plenty of shade and water to drink

Get involved in improving transit service in your community. Metro Gateway Cities is holding a public hearing Thursday, August 12 at 5pm at The Gas Company, 9240 Firestone Boulevard, Downey on proposed bus service changes. For information, visit metro.net.

Stimulus Funds Power Up Blue Line. A new power substation has been installed at the Metro Blue Line Washington Station as part of a $71 million stimulus grant from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA). An additional 19 substations and other electrical upgrades to the 20-year-old Metro Rail system are also included in the grant.

Hit The Beach Without The Hassles For more information on how to “stay cool” during hot weather, visit the Health Department’s website at longbeach.gov/health.

Make the most of your day at the beach without >ghting the summer tra;c, searching for parking or paying high prices at the gas pump. Metro has convenient bus and rail connections that can get you to all the Southland beaches. Visit the Trip Planner at metro.net for a wide selection of schedules and connections.

Outsmart Tra;c, Call 511 Call 511 or visit Go511.com for free up-to-the minute tra;c updates and transit planning. The toll-free 511 number can help improve your commute and keep you informed about travel conditions before leaving the house and while on the road. And you can call 511 and say “Trip Planner” to schedule your bus or train trip 24/7. Please remember to drive safely and call 511 before leaving home or while your vehicle is stopped.

If you’d like to know more, please call us at 1.800.464.2111, or visit metro.net.

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After being employed with Signal Hill’s Community Development Department for the last 20 years, Principal Building Inspector Gil Petris has resigned from his position with the City, effective July 23. Since 1990, Petris has been assisting residents and contractors, inspecting much of the City’s development. Some of his accomplishments include the Bixby Ridge and Hilltop homes, both Home Depot stores, the local auto dealerships and, more recently, the Gateway Center at California Avenue and Spring Street. Though he is leaving his post, his daughter Christina Petris now works for the Community Services Department.

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One competitor, Tina Trefethen, crashed into a pole at 58 miles per hour after crossing the finish line and had to have one of her lungs removed. After that crash, the city discontinued the event, ending a stint that had lasted from 1975 to 1978. Realizing the historical significance of the downhill skaters and the precedent that they had set for extreme sports, Jon Carnoy and Mike Horelick, film producers and co-owners of Tunnel Skateboards, are in the process of documenting the Signal Hill Speed Run in a 44-minute film. The city’s redevelopment agency has awarded them a contract to produce a quality piece. City Manager Ken Farfsing said he first heard of the speed runs after reading an article about the races in

the Los Angeles Times. Coincidentally, Horelick authored the story. “We saw the article in the L.A. Times tracing extreme sports, which Signal Hill played a role in originating,” Farfsing said. “Extreme sports are going to grow exponentially, so it will be good to get Signal Hill in the literature.” The documentary will be the fourth of four recent films that capture Signal Hill’s past. Preceding this creation were: Signal Hill, a Diamond in the Rough (2006), History of the Hancock Refinery Fire (2008), and Successes of the Redevelopment Agency (2009). “We were more than pleasantly surprised to hear [the City] will be supporting the project,” Horelick said. “It enables us to make a better film. We are beyond happy.” The final product will be entered into numerous film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival,

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chased the skateboard shop in 2005, they came across the idea for the film after interviewing some of the old Tunnel Skateboards team members.

“They talked about how this Signal Hill race was the ultimate challenge,” said Horelick, who graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting. “We were looking for an interesting topic, and this fit the bill perfectly.” Carnoy, who has worked as director for the hit reality-TV series The Real World, said that he has fond memories of the races as a ten-yearold. “You are transporting yourself in a totally different way. It captures your imagination as a kid,” Carnoy said. As the speed run progressed, so did the competitor’s skateboard designs. After a couple years, skate cars, an enclosed, high-tech skateboard equipped with breaks and a parachute for stopping, emerged as the fastest skate-craft. “You don’t see the person in the car, which is kind of mysterious. All you see is the helmet. It adds a space age feel to it,” said Carnoy. The director and producer grew up in Menlo Park near Palo Alto and graduated from New York University’s film school directing program with a Master of Fine Arts. The film itself will tell a story that, until now, has remained relatively unnoticed. The only visible remnant of the races in Signal Hill is a piece of artwork in Cherry Park that commemorates the streetcars used in the race. The enclosed skateboards lead to the widely practiced street luge. “A lot of the developments of skateboard racing started in Signal Hill: women entering the skate scene, sliding, and skate cars,” Horelick said. “With all those developments, street luge became a part of the X Games.” In that event, participants race while lying on their backs on skateboards, and it is an annual event at the X Games, a large competition dedicated to action sports. In addition to portraying the speed run, a brief history of Signal Hill will be given, including the Model-T hill climb, which also took place on the steep incline of Hill Street. “The speed run is going to be the heart of the film,” Horelick said. “We will expand into other extreme sports of the day, like hang-gliding, surfing, and skiing. Many of the competitors in the event came from other extreme sports.” In order to make deadline for the film festivals, Horelick and Carnoy expect to have the film finished by January or February. Before finishing the piece, the producers require additional footage and photos from 1978. Any documentation from that year’s race can be turned into the Signal Tribune’s office at 939 E. 27th St. ß

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Cherry Avenue and Spring Street. By 2002, six Long Beach automobile dealerships had relocated to Signal Hill. Among those was the Buick/Pontiac/GMC dealership owned by Jim Willingham that has since dropped the Pontiac brand and added two partners: Brad Willingham and Ron Charron. That dealership was relocated to 2800 Cherry Avenue and has remained there ever since.

Elise McCaleb, redevelopment manager, reminded RDA members that in July 2009, Long Beach Chrysler, adjacent to the Boulevard dealership in the Signal Hill Auto Center, went out of business. Soon thereafter, Boulevard made arrangements with Mike Salta, who had a long-term lease on the Chrysler dealership site, to expand Boulevard’s used-car business there. “Eventually, Boulevard was

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able to negotiate a long-term lease of 2800 Cherry Avenue (the former Chrysler dealership site) with Mike Salta,” McCaleb noted. “Entering into this lease will allow Boulevard to move the collision center back to its original location and expand its showroom at 2800 Cherry Avenue. The facility will be renovated to comply with General Motors’ new theme for the Buick/GMC franchise.” McCaleb noted that the RDA will disburse the $700,000 loan in three installments, beginning with a $350,000 installment to be provided on the effective date of the contract Boulevard signs with the contractor who will do the renovation work. “The timeframe for completing improvements to the collision center is 180 days from the effective date,” McCaleb added. “The timeframe for completing the construction of the improvements to the dealership is two years from the effective date.” McCaleb noted that the $700,000 loan will not even cover half of the estimated $1.9 million that Boulevard will spend on the renovations, and loaning the money to the dealership is a good way to invest in the future success of the entire Signal Hill Auto Center. “The agency is encouraged by GM’s resurgence back into the marketplace,” she added. In recent months, Buick sales have been attracting younger buyers. In fact, Buick is the fastest growing major brand in the industry.” Charron backed her up. Speaking briefly to the RDA members, he noted that during the first six

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months of 2009, Boulevard Buick/GMC had sales totaling $6.5 million. During the first six months of 2010, the company had sales totaling $12.2 million and most of those were of the Buick product. In a separate action, the city council authorized Chief of Police Tom Sonoff to work with the Signal Hill Honorary Police Officers Association to raise funds for reinstituting the Police Bicycle Pa-

trol Program. The estimated cost of the bike patrol is $7,000 per year, but due to budget restraints city funds are not available for the program. The money would be used to purchase bicycles and train and outfit four police officers and two volunteers. The next meeting of the city council is scheduled for 7pm, August 3, in the council chamber of Signal Hill City Hall. ß

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person and give him or her the assistance or supplies that are appropriate to their need. “We are not going to require them to pray, but if they are so inclined we will assist them with that,” he said. “We do not discriminate based on age, sex, sexual persuasion, national origin or race. We help everyone. Our creed is ‘No act of charity is foreign to the Society.’” Fields stressed that because the needs of the poor are so great in this region, the Society aims to have a conference in all 300 parishes of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “That would give us full exposure and the greatest ability to meet the needs of the poor,” he noted. Thrift stores are part of the way the Society raises funds to support its service to the poor. Fields noted that currently the Archdiocese has three such stores, in Long Beach, Oxnard and Los Angeles. “We also have the Cardinal Manning Center, which is a shelter on Skid Row (in Los Angeles) where we house over 100 people each night,” Fields said. “Most of those are men, but in the back of the center we have an area for women and children.” He added that one of the Society’s important goals is to get women and children off of Skid Row. To do so, the Society is hoping to acquire the use of properties in the region in order to establish shelters for homeless women and children. Fields mentioned that the Society operates a winter shelter in the Oxnard area to provide a warm place for the homeless to sleep during the cold months and operates a prisoner resettlement program to help recently released prison inmates get back on their feet without repeating the mistakes of the past. He added that, in addition, the Society operates the Circle V Ranch Camp near Lake Cachuma for underprivileged youth. Fields said he believes that, when more people become aware of the significant contribution the Society makes locally, more volunteers and donors will step up to increase the positive impact. “The needs of close to 127,000 homeless, disadvantaged, and workingpoor individuals were met last year thanks to the Los Angeles Council’s more than 2,000 year-round Vincentian Volunteers that make up the 100-plus active conferences in the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara,” he said. Fourth District Long Beach City Councilman Patrick O’Donnell attended the luncheon, and he had good words to say about the Society. “You guys have been one of the best neighbors we’ve had in this area,” O’Donnell said. “This group has come out on weekends to participate in neighborhood cleanups and has absolutely tried to build a bond with the greater community.” He noted that city officials greatly appreciate the assistance the Society offers to the poor. On behalf of the mayor and entire city council, O’Donnell gave Fields a certificate thanking the Society for its presence in Long Beach. --------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION (323) 224-6289 svdpla.org

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At the turn of the 20th Century, the city of Long Beach was known as “Iowa by the Sea,” thanks to the many Iowans who had migrated west. In January 1900, C. H. Parsons congregated with about 3,000 other Iowans for a picnic in Pasadena. It was the first celebration of what was to become known as “Iowa Day.” The yearly get-together eventually relocated to Long Beach. In August 1908, 10,000 Iowans enjoyed the Pike and beach attractions during their picnic, and, in March 1917, the picnic had grown to 50,000 people. United States Census information indicated that, by 1910, Iowa natives

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were ranked sixth largest in California’s population and, in 1930, they were ranked fifth. The 110th Annual Iowa State Picnic will be Saturday, Aug. 14 from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club, 1109 Federation Dr. The potluck will start at 11:30am. Attendees should bring a dish to share, their own beverage, and their own eating utensils. The Lawn Bowling Club has several picnic tables and is handicappedaccessible. Extra chairs may be needed if attendance is large. To RSVP, call (562) 421-0726 or e-mail stookesberry@gmail.com.

PuBLiC notiCeS City of Signal Hill TST3484 NoTICE oF oRDINANCE ADoPTIoN

Eye on Crime Crimes reported by the LBPD July 15 to 20 Council Districts 6 (North of PCH) 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River & North to Del Amo Blvd.) Thursday, July 15 Search Warrant operation 5am- Citywide Detectives from the Gang and Violent Crimes Division, SWAT, and all four divisional Directed Enforcement Teams served search warrants at 13 locations citywide in furtherance of a murder investigation. Three of the locations included warrants related to witness intimidation, stemming from an ongoing local murder trial. All of the suspects arrested are active members of the criminal street gang West Side Longo. Child Death investigation 8:30am - 2100 block of Chestnut Avenue LBPD and LBFD responded to a medical emergency of a child not breathing. The child was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later. Detectives are investigating. Felony Suspect arrested 10am - 2000 block of Eucalyptus Avenue LBPD responded to a report of a suspicious subject sitting in a parked car. Officers arrived on scene and determined the car had been reported stolen. Officers attempted to detain the suspect inside the car, and a short foot pursuit ensued. Officers were able to detain and arrest the subject. Friday, July 16 Dead Body 8:30am - 405 Freeway / 710 Freeway Patrol officers were dispatched to a dead body located on the side of the

ordinance no. 2010-07-1418 was introduced at the City Council meeting of tuesday, July 6, 2010, and adopted by the City Council on tuesday, July 20, 2010. a summary of the ordinance is as follows: an ordinanCe of tHe City CounCil of tHe City of Signal Hill, California, granting a franCHiSe to oxy long BeaCH inCorPorated and tHe intereStS, rigHtS, PrivilegeS, and dutieS to lay and uSe PiPeS and aPPurtenanCeS for tranSMitting and diStriButing oil and PetroleuM ProduCtS for any and all laWful PurPoSeS under and along tHe PuBliC StreetS, WayS, alleyS, and PlaCeS, aS tHe SaMe noW or May Hereafter exiSt, WitHin tHiS City the ordinance was adopted by the following vote: ayeS:

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Pursuant to Signal Hill City Charter Section 315, this ordinance shall become effective 30 days from and after the date of its adoption. a certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s office.

Kathleen l. Pacheco City Clerk Published in the Signal-tribune newspaper on July 23, 2010. Posted at City Hall, library, discovery Well Park, and reservoir Park on July 23, 2010.

City of Signal Hill TST3485 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Signal Hill will hold a public hearing on August 17, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to consider: FINDING THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL TO BE IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CMP), IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65089 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend a public hearing to present written information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. If you wish to legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearing. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to submit written comments to the Public Works/Engineering Department or during the public hearing. FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Public Works/Engineering Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California or by contacting Joshua Rosenbaum at (562) 989-7355. ___________//ss//________________ Joshua Rosenbaum Management Analyst Public Works/Engineering Department I, Rebecca Burleson, Deputy City Clerk of the City of Signal Hill, do hereby certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California, that the foregoing notice(s) was/were posted on the posting board at Signal Hill City Hall on the 23rd day of July, 2010. ___________________________ Rebecca Burleson Deputy City Clerk Published in the Signal Tribune on: July 23, 2010 Published at City Hall, the Library and Reservoir Park on: July 23, 2010

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Case No. NP014015 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of BARBARA LOU ROSS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Kim Kay Pittman in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Kim Kay Pittman be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on August 12, 2010 at 1:30 PM in Dept. No. 11 located at 415 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. attorney for petitioner: SHaron MorFF eSQ SBn 105478 LaW oFFiCe oF SHaron MorFF 3350 SHELBY ST STE 200 ONTARIO CA 91764 Published in the Signal tribune July 9, 16, 23, 2010 TST3486 notiCe of truStee’S Sale tS no. 10-0050921 title order no. 10-8-202046 aPn no. 7216-021068 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 11/03/2008. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer. notice is hereby given that reContruSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by teraCe l. Barrett, a Single WoMan dated 11/03/2008 and recorded 11/17/08, as instrument no. 20082023846, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County State of California, will sell on 08/20/2010 at 1:00PM, at the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission

Blvd., Pomona, los angeles, Ca at public auction to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced deed of trust. the street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 1903 teMPle avenue #125, Signal Hill, Ca, 90755. the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. the total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale is $226,963.51. it is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. in addition to cash, the trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “aS iS” condition, but with out covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, advances thereunder, with interest at provided, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed of trust with interest thereon at provided in said note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust. if required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the notice of trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County recorder’s office. dated: 07/22/2010 reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. 1800 tapo Canyon rd., Ca6-914-01-94 SiMi valley, Ca 93063 Phone/Sale information: (800) 281 8219 By: trustee’s Sale officer reContruSt CoMPany n.a., is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. any information obtained will be used for that purpose. fei # 1006.104154 7/23, 7/30, 8/06/2010 TST3488 notiCe of truStee'S Sale tS # Ca-10357021-al order # 433359 you are in default under a deed of truSt dated 12/28/2005. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer. a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the deed of trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. BenefiCiary May eleCt to Bid leSS tHan tHe total aMount due. trustor(s): Hildred Ward, a Married WoMan, aS Her Sole and SeParate ProPerty recorded: 1/5/2006 as instrument no. 06 0022001 in book xxx, page xxx of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California; date of Sale: 8/12/2010 at 10:30 aM Place of Sale: at the West side of the los angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, Ca 90650 amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $263,396.16 the purported property address is: 2504 e WilloW St unit 308 Signal Hill, Ca 90755 assessors Parcel no. 7214-009-083 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. if no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. in the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this notice of Sale by

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robert@superiorcopier.com sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, n.a. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville fl 32256 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] the mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . if the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. if the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. the Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's attorney. date: 7/20/2010 Quality loan Service Corp. 2141 5th avenue San diego, Ca 92101 619-6457711 for non Sale information only Sale line: 714-730-2727 or login to: www.fidelityasap.com reinstatement line: 619-645-7711 Quality loan Service, Corp. if you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. tHiS notiCe iS Sent for tHe PurPoSe of ColleCting a deBt. tHiS firM iS atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt on BeHalf of tHe Holder and oWner of tHe note. any inforMation oBtained By or Provided to tHiS firM or tHe Creditor Will Be uSed for tHat PurPoSe. as required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. aSaP# 3629832 07/23/2010, 07/30/2010, 08/06/2010 TST3489 notiCe of truStee'S Sale trustee Sale # Ca0934173-2 loan# 1769160928 order # 4016806 you are in default under a deed of truSt dated 06/07/2007. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeedingS againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer. on 08/16/2010 at 10:30aM, MtC finanCial inC., dba truStee CorPS as the duly appointed Substituted trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded on 06/13/2007 as document no. 20071423685 of official records in the office of the recorder of los angeles County, California, executed by, aMBer WHitney, a Single WoMan, as trustor, JPMorgan CHaSe BanK, n.a., as Beneficiary, Will Sell at PuBliC auCtion to tHe HigHeSt Bidder for CaSH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the united States, by cash a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). at: tHe WeSt Side of tHe loS angeleS County CourtHouSe direCtly faCing norWalK Blvd., 12720 norWalK Blvd., norWalK, Ca the property heretofore described is being sold "as is". all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust in the property situated in said County and State describing the land therein: aPn # 7214-021-045 aS More fully deSCriBed on Said deed of truSt. the street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2501 teMPle ave #307, Signal Hill, Ca 90755 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said deed of trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the deed of trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust. the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the notice of trustee's Sale is: $334,499.92 (estimated amount). accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. if the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason,

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the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. the Beneficiary under said deed of trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of default and demand for Sale, and a written notice of default and election to Sell. the undersigned caused said notice of default and election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: the Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: x Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed. 2. timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52  does x does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 dated: 07/23/2010 MtC finanCial inC. dBa truStee CorPS, as Successor trustee By: ClariSa gaSteluM, truStee SaleS offiCer *truStee CorPS* 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400, irvine, Ca 92606 for Sale inforMation ContaCt: (714)730-2727, (714) 724-7500, (949) 252-8300 for reinStateMent / Pay off reQueStS ContaCt: (949) 252-8300 aSaP# 3651067 07/23/2010, 07/30/2010, 08/06/2010 TST3491 notiCe of truStee'S Sale tS no. 09-0024467 title order no. 09-8-078375 investor/insurer no. 1701372605 aPn no. 7211-026-148 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 05/25/2006. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer." notice is hereby given that reContruSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by Julia MaCiaS, an unMarried WoMan, dated 05/25/2006 and recorded 06/02/06, as instrument no. 06 1212686, in Book -, Page -), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/20/2010 at 10:30aM, at the West side of the los angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, Ca 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced deed of trust. the street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2599 Walnut avenue no. 239, Signal Hill, Ca, 907553674. the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. the total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale is $391,847.67. it is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. in addition to cash, the trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''aS iS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed of trust with interest thereon as provided in said note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust. dated: 06/07/2009 reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. 1800 tapo Canyon rd., Ca6-914-01-94 SiMi valley, Ca 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale information (626) 927-4399 By: - trustee's Sale officer reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. any information obtained will be used for that purpose. aSaP# 3655801 07/23/2010, 07/30/2010, 08/06/2010

TST3487 notiCe of truStee'S Sale tSg no.: 4405414 tS no.: Ca1000196278 fHa/va/PMi no.: aPn: 7211-026-054 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 03/23/2006. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer. on 08/12/2010 at 01:00 P.M.,. first american trustee Servicing Solutions, llC f/k/a first american loanStar trustee Services, llC, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 03/30/2006, as instrument no. 06 0676130, in book , page , of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California. executed by: JaMeS HaSSain alHandy, Will Sell at PuBliC auCtion to HigHeSt Bidder for CaSH, CaSHier'S CHeCK/CaSH eQuivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the united States) at the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, los angeles county, Ca all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: aS More fully deSCriBed in tHe aBove Mentioned deed of truSt aPn# 7211-026-054 the street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1460 eaSt WilloW Street, unit 202, Signal Hill, Ca, 90755 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said deed of trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said deed of trust, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust. the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale is $331,937.10. the beneficiary under said deed of trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of default and demand for Sale, and a written notice of default and election to Sell. the undersigned caused said notice of default and election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. date: 07/15/2010 first american title insurance Company first american trustee Servicing Solutions, llC f/k/a first american loanStar trustee Services, llC 3 first american Way Santa ana, Ca 92707 for truStee'S Sale inforMation PleaSe Call 714-277-4845 first american trustee Servicing Solutions, llC f/k/a first american loanStar trustee Services, llC May Be aCting aS a deBt ColleCtor atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt. any inforMation oBtained May Be uSed for tHat PurPoSe. requirements of SB1137 have been met pursuant to the notice of Sale declaration of record. the beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. fei#1018.10713 07/23, 07/30, 08/06/2010 TST3482 notiCe of truStee'S Sale tS # Ca-09334148-rt order # 090886469-Ca-dCi you are in default under a deed of truSt dated 7/11/2006. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer. a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, with interest

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TST3463 / 20100824590 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: living Beyond liMitS, 6115 Carita St., long Beach, Ca 90808. registrant: Jennifer anne SPear, 6115 Carita St., long Beach, Ca 90808. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Jennifer Spear. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on June 16, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010. TST3466 / 20100887474 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: Montana tHiMBle, 4102 arbor rd., lakewood, Ca 90712. registrant: Sandra J. HerMan, 4102 arbor rd., lakewood, Ca 90712. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Sandra J. Herman. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on June 29, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010. TST3464 / 20100861820 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. indal aluMex CuStoM SHaPeS & ProduCtS, 2. aluMex CuStoM SHaPeS & ProduCtS, 5855 obispo ave., long Beach, Ca 90805. registrant: ta CHen international, inC., 5855 obispo ave., long Beach, Ca 90805. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: James Chang, executive vice President. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on June 23, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010. TST3465 / 20100887473 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: KuStoM landSCaPe ServiCeS, 3822 Charlemagne ave., long Beach, Ca 90808. registrant: 1. Kevin van HofWegen, 2. traCy van HofWegen, 3822 Charlemagne ave., long Beach, Ca 90808. this business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Kevin van Hofwegen. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los an-

geles County on June 29, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010. TST3467 / 20100887475 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: Signal Hill BlaCK gold, 3240 Claremore ave., long Beach, Ca 90808. registrant: riCHard allen McCann, 3240 Claremore ave., long Beach, Ca 90808. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: richard a. McCann. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started business was May, 2010. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on June 29, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010. TST3468 / 20100887476 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: CHarly B's MaintenanCe, 850 daisy ave. #a, long Beach, ca 90813. registrant: CarloS garCia, 850 daisy ave. #a, long Beach, Ca 90813. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Carlos garcia. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on June 29, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010. TST3478 / 20100823778 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: eSSenCia triM, 7711 rosemead Blvd. #98, Pico rivera, Ca 90660. registrant: aleJandra eStrada SeQoviario, 7711 rosemead Blvd. #98, Pico rivera, Ca 90660. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: alejandra estrada. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on June 16, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010.

tST3479 / 20100883799 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. it'S a ProCeSS, 2. Kelley MartineZ legal ServiCeS, 11 S. termino ave, unit 216, long Beach, Ca 90803. registrant: Kelley MartineZ, 11 S. termino ave. #216, long Beach, Ca 90803. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Kelley Martinez. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on June 28, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010. TST3480 / 20100923842 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. Creative finanCe international, 2. Creative finanCe WorldWide, 3. Creative finanCe CoMPany, 9624 el Poche St., S. el Monte, Ca 91733. registrant: alan terry, 9624 el Poche St, S. el Monte, Ca 91733. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: alan terry. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on July 07, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2010. TST3483 / 20100939532 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: golden Care reSidential, 3170 golden ave., long Beach, Ca 90806. registrant: a&e ganCenia adult reSidential faCilitieS, inC., 3170 golden ave., long Beach, Ca 90806. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: eliza gancenia. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on July 09, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 16, 23, 30, & august 6, 2010.

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FoR RENT Banquet room available for parties or events at 16426 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower. Call Steve at (562) 925-5750 for details. TST3490 / 20100873913 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: tHe flaMe Broiler, 321 e. Willow St., long Beach, Ca 90808. registrant: Broiler grouP 786 of la-2 ing., 28 Southwind, irvine, Ca 92614. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: timothy van Horn. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on June 25, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 23, 30, & august 6, 13, 201

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