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Boeing’s aging workforce dreading inevitable layoffs Candidates for state senator debate economy at League forum CJ Dablo Staff Writer Seven out of the eight candidates seeking the open seat for state senate met for the first time in a candidate forum moderated by the League of Women Voters on Wednesday, Jan. 26

at California State University Long Beach. In anticipation of the special election to fill the seat formerly held by the late California Sen. Jenny Oropeza, two Democrats, see forum page 6

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Boeing announced last week that its Long Beach facility will be eliminating about 900 positions by 2012 since orders for the large military transport aircraft have been down. CJ Dablo Staff Writer

“P. C. Bob” Loftin commutes an hour from his Riverside home to his job at the Boeing Long Beach facility for a shift that begins at 3pm and ends at 11:30pm. At 57, Loftin has spent nearly three decades working for the aerospace industry, but with Boeing’s recent announcement of job cuts, he’s worried. Boeing announced last week that the Long Beach facility will be eliminating 900 positions by 2012 since orders have been down. Loftin’s family depends on him. His son and daughter are both out of work and live at home. His wife Rhonda, also

a Boeing employee, learned that she would likely be laid off from her job at the Carson facility in February. As workers who have dedicated their lives to the aerospace industry, Loftin and his wife are among Boeing’s workers in their 50s in Southern California who fear for their future and worry that time just isn’t on their side. “Morale is on the bottom,” Loftin said. “Morale is very low. You can’t have pride in your work if they’re going to snatch it out from under you. Your pride is gone.” Loftin and many of his co-workers have decades of experience in an industry for which there are few similar jobs in California. Union representatives are

acknowledging that workers are distressed by the news. “ They’re anxious. . .every emotion you can think of, they’re going through right now because, as the company is trying to have them continue doing their work, they’re wondering how they’re going to pay for their health care,” said Stanley Klemchuk, president of the United Aerospace Workers Local 148 (UAW). UAW represents many of the workers associated with manufacturing the C-17 airplane in the Long Beach and Carson facilities. “They’re wondering where they’re going to find the next job and feed see Layoffs page 10

Longtime SH resident made his mark as superintendent of city’s military academy

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Top: From left, Republican candidates James P. Thompson and Martha Flores-Gibson; Middle: Democrat Ted Lieu and non-partisan candidate Mark Lipman; Bottom: Democrat Kevin Thomas McGurk, Republican Jeffrey A. Fortini and Republican Bob Valentine

George V. Hurte, a longtime resident of Signal Hill, passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2011, surrounded by loved ones. He was 83. A veteran of the US Navy, he was best known by generations of cadets at the Southern California Military Academy on Cherry Avenue in Signal Hill as “Major” Hurte. He served there as teacher, principal, superintendent and headmaster for the better part of four decades. “He will be remembered for the impact he had on many young lives, instilling ‘character before career,’” said Hurte’s son Brad, referring to the Academy’s motto. “He will be

remembered as a generous man with a great sense of humor.” Brad remembers an incident at the Academy that illustrates his father’s ability to use humor to address issues. “One day, he was approached by one of the office staff who complained about confusion in the division of responsibilities in the office and requesting resolution,” said Brad. “He quietly listened, but gave no indication of action. The next day, he handed out a new operations manual for the office entitled, ‘Quit Your Bellyaching!’ That humor see hurte page 13

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George Hurte’s son Brad says his father “will be remembered as a generous man with a great sense of humor.”

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Police, US Bank seeking information related to robbery LIFE IMITATES ART What An art exhibit featuring photography by Nancy Weber When From Dec. 2010 through Feb. 2011 Where The Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave. More Info Call (562) 570-7500. FREE YoURSELF What “Free Help with Anxiety, Depression & Stress” program Who Provided by Recovery International When Every Sunday at 4pm Where At the Serene Center, 1215 E. 4th St. More Info Call (562) 433-4238 or visit lowselfhelpsystems.org PAPER oR PLASTIC? What Town hall meeting, debate and discussion When Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10am Where Long Beach Water Treatment Plant on Spring St. and Redondo Ave. More Info Discuss the ordinance that will ban plastic bags at local grocery stores. Call (562) 570-6932 or email district5@longbeach.gov. CLEAN UP THE WETLANDS What Hellman Ranch Wetlands clean-up Who Hosted by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority When Saturday, Jan. 29 from noon to 3pm Where At the corner of 1st Street and Pacific Coast Highway More Info Attendees are advised to wear sturdy shoes and bring some water. To RSVP, email eric@tidalinfluence.com or taylor@tidalinfluence.com. LIBRARY FILM FEST What Los Altos Neighborhood Library Family Film Festival’s screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? When Saturday, Jan. 29 at 2pm Where 5614 Britton Dr., behind Bristol Farms More Info This program is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own snacks to enjoy during the movie. EGGS WITH THE ELKS What Monthly breakfast Who Hosted by the Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge #888 When Sunday, Jan. 30 from 8am to noon Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd. More Info Admission is $6 per person for the buffet-style breakfast, which includes eggs as you like them, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee. CALLING ALL BooKWoRMS What An evening with the noted poet, novelist and professor Frank Gaspar at Author Talk & Book Signing Who Hosted by the Friends of Signal Hill Library When Monday, Jan. 31 from 7pm to 8:30pm Where Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 East Hill St. More Info The event is free and refreshments will be served. Autographed copies of the author's latest novel, Stealing Fatima, will be available for purchase. IMPRoVE YoUR QUALITY oF LIVING What “Quality of Life” cancer support group Who Hosted by the St. Mary Medical Center When Every Thursday from 2pm to 3pm Where Parr Health Enhancement Center at 1055 Linden Ave. on the St. Mary Medical Center campus More Info To register, call 1-888-478-6279. WELLNESS oF THE BoDY AND SoUL What Annual Black History Month “Body and Soul Wellness Forum” Who Hosted by St. Mary Medical Center When Thursday, Feb. 3 from 4pm to 8pm Where Parr Health Enhancement Center, 1055 Linden Ave. on the St. Mary campus More Info Free health screenings, exhibits, vendors, music and refreshments will be offered. Call 1-888-4-ST-Mary (1-888-478-6279). FIRST BooKS oN FIRST FRIDAY hat First Books at First Fridays, a monthly event held at Dana Library. This month’s theme: “Love and Animals” Who Hosted by the 7th District Councilmember James Johnson and his guest, 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich When Friday, Feb. 4 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm Where Dana Library Community Room, 3680 Atlantic Ave. More Info Animal Care Services will bring special guests of their own. The Big Red Bus will pick up participants in front of Dana Library at 6:30pm to take them to First Fridays at no charge. Call (562) 570-7777

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Surveillance-video screen capture shows suspect robbing US Bank on Ocean Boulevard on Jan. 15.

On Saturday, January 15, a bank robbery occurred at the US Bank at 555 E. Ocean Blvd. The suspect entered the bank and, when he reached the teller, he presented a demand note for cash and threatened with the use of a weapon. After obtaining cash, he fled from the location on foot northbound on Atlantic Avenue. The suspect is a male of unidentified race with a medium complexion and thin build, approximately 5’6” tall and between 18 and 20 years of age. He was wearing eyeglasses at the time of the robbery. Investigators believe he may be responsible for other similar bank robberies in the Los Angeles area. US Bank is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect. Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is urged to contact Long Beach Police Department robbery detective Don Collier at (562) 570-5537 or the FBI at (562) 4326951. Those with information may also leave an anonymous tip via email or text at longbeach.gov/police. ß

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When Eighth District Long Beach Councilmember Rae Gabelich scheduled Wednesday night’s community meeting, along with Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson, she’d assume its purpose would be to discuss the safety issues surrounding Los Cerritos Elementary students’ use of the Del Mar Pedestrian Tunnel/Walkway, which connects the Wrigley Heights neighborhood and Los Cerritos Park in Bixby Knolls. When the meeting began shortly after 6:30 at Bixby Knolls’ Mirage Coffeehouse, it didn’t take long for some of the more than 40 people in attendance to voice other concerns, including: Wrigley residents’ desire for pedestrian access before and after Bixby’s summer concerts in the park; safety for those who want to use the tunnel for exercise; and the fact that the walkway serves as a convenient hideaway for criminal activity, including graffiti vandalism and the use of illicit drugs. Gabelich began the meeting with a brief introduction about how two principals of Los Cerritos had contacted her office in the last three years to inform her that budget cuts prevented the school from affording staff to escort the 12 students to and from Wrigley in the walkway. “Fast-forward to the beginning of this school year, and October rolls around, and they are not escorting anybody,” Gabelich said. “I notified our mayor, the city manager, the superintendent in the spring and in the early summer, that, ‘what are we going to do about this?’” She explained that she asked Public Works to ascertain whether or not the passageway is safe for children and the department concluded that it was not. She said she

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At Wednesday night’s meeting, residents expressed concerns about the safety of the Del Mar Pedestrian Walkway (pictured).

spoke with Los Cerritos Principal Donald Beaver about the matter and he notified the parents of those students who use the tunnel about Gabelich’s decision to close access to the tunnel. “I asked [Public Works] to lock it off so that we wouldn’t have kids crossing there,” Gabelich said. “I never really realized that the folks that live in Wrigley Heights were using it to get to Los Cerritos Park, but my concern still remains: what do we do about the kids? What I’m concerned about is not if someone has to walk an extra half a mile [to get to school], but what happens if there’s a child who is assaulted on their way to or from school? I don’t want that on my conscience. So tonight I

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hope that we can come up with some ideas about how can we make it safe and available to everybody.” After presenting the background information on the walkway, Gabelich, along with Johnson, Deputy City Manager Reggie Harrison, North Division Police Commander Galen Carroll and Lt. Randy Allen from the West Division, opened the floor to community members at the meeting. Some residents suggested that the police department coordinate volunteers who would escort the children. Carroll and Allen explained that, although the police department appreciates and values volunteers, it is difficult to find enough of them and problems arise

when they don’t show up for their shifts. Gabelich added that a Los Cerritos teacher had informed her that another teacher was assaulted in the tunnel last year after escorting students home. Dan McKee, who is president of Countryside Lane Homeowners Association, indicated that reclosing the tunnel would necessitate the hiring of several crossing guards to monitor students on their way to school along surface streets, so having just one paid guard in the tunnel would be more cost-effective and safer. “You’ve got a train there, which someone was just killed [by] the other day,” McKee said. He also recommended that the gates to the tunnel be locked at dusk. When he later suggested that the issue might be one of “class,” implying economic differences between the two neighborhoods, Gabelich was quick to rebut the notion and asked that the focus of the meeting remain on safety concerns. Other suggestions from the residents in attendance included: making the tunnel compliant to the Americans with Disabilities Act by removing the turnstiles at each end; installing better lights in the tunnel; using cameras to monitor activity in the walkway; and posting a panic button. Caroll and Allen said that cameras can be expensive and that a panic button becomes problematic when curious or mischievous people press it when there isn’t an actual emergency. “Please be realistic about what you’re asking from city government,” Allen said. Johnson closed the meeting by announcing that the subject of the walkway will be further discussed at the Feb. 9 Wrigley Association meeting. ß

St. Maria Goretti School student Sara Montoya, 5th grade winner of the Susan B. Anthony Chapter NSDAR American History Essay Contest, receives her certificate from chapter committee members Carole Smith and Marilyn Boone. Photo by Hilda Montoya

by Sara Montoya I, Paul Revere was born on the 21st of December in 1734, in Boston’s North End. I had 11 siblings in my family. I was the 3rd oldest child and the oldest son who survived. I was baptized on the 1st of January in 1735. I fought shortly in the French and Indian war. After I left the army I returned to Boston and took over the family silver shop. On August 4, 1757 I married the lovely Sarah Orne. We later had eight children only six of them survived. In 1770 I bought the house in North Square, which is now open to the public. My lovely Sarah passed away in 1773. Later on in that same year in October I married Rachael Walker. We had five more children. I was present at the Boston Tea Party in 1773. In 1774 the port of Boston was closed by Britain and they brought many soldiers in and put them all around Boston. Ok, now onto my famous “Midnight Ride”. You know, the one that took place on the nights of April 18 and 19 in 1775. I along with William Dawes was told to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams that the British were making a move to arrest them and take over the weapon store. Well, before April 18 I told the caretaker of the Old North Church, Robert Newman to alert the colonists in Charlestown as to how the British are going to move. One lantern signaled that the British

were coming by land and two lanterns if they were coming by water, in the event that we were captured. I started my ride to let everyone know the British were crossing the Charles River that night. My horse was lent to me by the Deacon of the Old North Church. I did not yell “The British are coming!” because the mission depended on secrecy. What happened was I informed everyone that “The Regulars are Coming Out.” Dawes and I arrived at Lexington around the same time, we were joined by Samuel Prescott. We were captured by British troops at a roadblock in Lincoln on our way to Concord. We all managed to escape. Because of our ride and message we were able to turn back the British troops. I continued serving my country to the best of my ability. Later on after the war I opened a hardware and home goods store and became interested in metal work. Our company cast the first bell made in Boston. In 1801 my company started copper plating. Our company became very popular. Revere Copper and Brass is known throughout the land. So I guess my journey is coming to an end. I died on May 10, 1818 of natural causes at the age of 83, at my home in Boston on Charter Street. I am buried on Tremont Street in the Old Granary Burying Ground.

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The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) conducted a special meeting of its board of directors last Friday to install three newly re-elected board members. The inductees were Willard H. Murray, Jr. (Division 1), Lillian Kawasaki (Division 3) and Sergio Calderon (Division 4). Residents, dignitaries, friends and family members were present for the standing-room-only event as the three were sworn in. State Senator Rod Wright (25th District) administered the oath to Murray, Assembly member Warren Furutani (55th District) did the honors for Kawasaki, and Assembly member Ricardo Lara (50th District) performed the duty for Calderon. During the festivities, it was announced that this election was the first time in 50 years that all incumbents had been reelected. The meeting was preceded by a breakfast reception.

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complex issues. The candidates for the 28th State Senate District at the forum included: Democrats Ted Lieu and Kevin Thomas McGurk; Republicans Jeffrey Fortini, Martha Flores-Gibson,

James P. Thompson, and Bob Valentine; and Mark Lipman, a selfdescribed “progressive, independent fiscal conservative.” (According to Lipman’s campaign literature, he is non-partisan.) Third-party candidate Michael Chamness was unable to attend Wednesday’s forum because of a work commitment.

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McGurk, a public defense attorney, recommended in his opening statement to suspend the death penalty, a move that he predicted would save $1 billion in five years. “Right now you are paying $200 million a year for a death penalty you don’t use,” he said, noting that the last execution took place more than five years ago. “The state sentenced 28 people to death row just last year and spent $400 million building a new facility, so at least doing nothing will be done in style.” Valentine criticized how educational dollars are spent. “The money needs to be local, it does not need to go to Sacramento and be recycled and back here locally,” he said. “We need to have local control over our educational funds.” The emphasis on protecting funds for education was echoed by Fortini. “We need to ensure that educational funding is properly allocated and eliminate the duplication of administrative functions,” Fortini said. “We can’t forget that our children are our future.” Flores-Gibson emphasized the need to keep funds locally controlled. “I strongly believe in … decentralizing funds from Sacramento to your cities and counties where it counts, because they’re able to see what works and what doesn’t,” said FloresGibson, when she weighed in on whether redevelopment agencies should be supported. “You need to take the money out of Sacramento and [put it] into the local government and school system.” Non-partisan candidate Lipman emphasized his lack of party affiliation and his ability to seek out good ideas from any source. “I do not need to reach across the aisle. I am the aisle,” Lipman said. He also described himself as a fiscal conservative and cited examples of wasteful government spending. Lipman criticized the Los Angeles City Council’s decision to approve sending $1 billion to the city’s redevelopment agency. He accused the redevelopment agency of committing $52 million of that money to use for a museum parking lot. Lieu, in his closing statement, offered his endorsement of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget that will extend taxes and cut fiscal spending. “I thought his budget was honest. I thought he got the big picture right, which is you cannot do this budget by cuts alone. It’s got to be a balance of both cuts and revenue,” Lieu said, acknowledging that he may disagree on a few specific items. “I think he really is intent on solving this budget once and for all, and that is my intention as well. I look forward to working with him.” Responses to most of the specific questions were limited to one minute, so candidates could not expound with in-depth details. “The real tough questions weren’t asked,” Thompson said at the conclusion of the debate. He specifically criticized Brown’s proposal to extend taxes. “Raising taxes in a down economy is the opposite of what you should be doing. You need to cut taxes. When we cut taxes, especially the sales tax, you make California products immediately cheaper for everybody worldwide. We also give Californians more money to spend on California products, which creates more demand, which creates jobs, and that’s how the economy churns.” Many of the candidates acknowledged that they were facing an uphill battle to get their names before the voters with about three weeks left in the campaign. Thompson said that he has opted to use his own money to fund his campaign and is using socialnetworking sites. Lipman has initiated a bike tour throughout the district to meet constituents. ß

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The writer Gertrude Stein inspires many different reactions in people. So, as an experiment, the Signal Tribune sent two writers to see Loving Repeating, A Musical of Gertrude Stein, now playing at the International City Theatre. What follows are two distinct views of a play with many possible angles.

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A musical is a musical is a musical Rachael Rifkin Reviewer One

I have mixed feelings about Gertrude Stein. Sometimes I like her writing, sometimes she’s incredibly irritating. Either way, she’s an interesting figure. She was an avid art collector, and she mentored Hemingway, Picasso, and Matisse. She openly lived with Alice B. Toklas. So when I heard about Loving Repeating, A Musical of Gertrude Stein, I was intrigued. I was especially curious to see how a musical about Gertrude Stein would turn out. There’s a lot you could say about her life, but how do you translate it into a story that includes singing and dancing without turning it into a kitschy joke? You start by letting Gertrude speak for herself. Everything said or sung comes from her writing. Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Seussical) and Frank Galati (playwright of adaptations of the Grapes of Wrath and As I Lay Dying) are also careful to use singing and dancing as a way to further illustrate her words, not impede them. It’s clear they want Gertrude to be in charge of her own story; it wouldn’t be a genuine portrayal if she wasn’t. Jazzy numbers and vaudeville skits (performed by a very talented supporting cast) high-

light different sections of her life. We learn more about her early years, her friends, her life in Paris. Though I’d initially been skeptical of the singing, hearing Gertrude’s poems performed as songs altered my perception of them. Since songs are often repetitive, it was easier to accept that aspect of her writing. I just concentrated on the nuances and emotions behind her words. For instance, my favorite song went like this: “My wife is my life, is my life is my wife?” On the written page, it is redundant and boring. Sung beautifully by Shannon Warne (Young Gertrude) and Melissa Lyons Caldretti (Alice), it becomes passionate and heartfelt, revealing how much Gertrude loves and depends on Alice. By the end of the play, I had developed a better ear for her work, both on and off the page. There’s a certain rhythm to it, even in the most esoteric bits. I don’t feel as annoyed by her style anymore either. I think her writing is off-putting so that we are forced to return to it again and again. There’s a reason she’s often dubbed a Cubist writer– she looks at life from every angle, no matter how uncomfortable, and she wants us to, too. Once we are able to move past our initial impressions, maybe we can. Seeing this musical is a good start. ß

Shoshana Siegel Reviewer Two

If you have ever read her work, then you know that Loving Repeating, A Musical of Gertrude Stein is an apropos title for a musical about her life. The introduction by the director, caryn desai [sic], perfectly sets the stage for this production. She states that this musical is not linear, but abstract. The excellent voices and choreography of the eight cast members does peak interest and propels the production. Gertrude is known for her observations of life, exploration of words and phrases that repeat to the point of boredom. However, I was pleasantly surprised how palatable her exposés could be. The theater sets the stage for the musical with a colorful and beautifully rendered copy of the original painting by Picasso, of Gertrude Stein and her longtime companion Alice B. Toklas. Then a more senior version of Gertrude greets us with her typical rambling. She quickly introduces us to herself, in her youth. To sum up this production, it is a love story. With song titles like “My Wife is My Life” and “Kiss My Lips She Did,” and lyrics that use bees and honeysuckles as metaphors, we are given a glimpse of the love and tenderness that Gertrude and Alice shared.

The production also introduces us to her famous artistic colleagues Picasso, Cezanne, Hemingway, Renoir, Daumier, Bonnard, Matisse and others. You get a sense that Gertrude was always searching, living through others around her. In songs such as “Miss Furr and Miss Skeene,” Gertrude explores and tries to label those around her as being “Normal Gays.” Was this an attempt to validate her relationship with Alice? The duets, harmonies, choreography, instrumentals and lighting all give us a feeling of the joy and energy that inspired creativity from the artists of that time. The subtle nuances of sound, tapping of imaginary typewriter keys, and backdrop changes from no color to red when the subject of love or passion is mentioned, all lend themselves to establishing a cohesive production. Costumes and hairstyles were vintage, without being fussy. As the youthful and older Gertrude meld into one, so do their clothing and appearance. The play ends with Gertrude’s death. Alice is left to recount Gertrude’s last words, and it is apparent that even then she is trying to make sense of the world and her life. She asks Alice, “What is the answer?” When Toklas does not reply, Gertrude says, “In that case, what is the question?” ß

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delightful Moon Over Buffalo shines at Long Beach Playhouse Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer

Whenever I review farce, I’m compelled to “apologize” for my review with an admission that the genre is my least favorite. Frankly, most farce leaves me bored and underwhelmed. So my confession is meant to encourage readers to take my lack of enthusiasm with a grain of salt. Well, Moon Over Buffalo, written by Ken Ludwig, is about as typically farcical as you can get. So why was I in stitches instead of continually checking my watch? Suffice it to say, there is no need for apologies on this occasion. The Long Beach Playhouse’s Mainstage production of Moon Over Buffalo is thoroughly entertaining and delightful. The play centers around middle-aged George and Charlotte Hay (Gregory Cohen and Beverly Turner), married actors who run a theatrical repertory company in Buffalo and still await their first big break. The year is 1953, and the repertory company is going broke. Meanwhile, George has “gone astray” by “making hay” with pretty young Eileen (Kristi Pruett). And the Hays’ actressdaughter Roz (Madison Mooney) has left her tempestuous relationship with stagehand Paul (Stephen Lydic) to seek normalcy with milquetoasty television weatherman Howard (Derek Bulger). Cort Huckabone plays the Hays’ witty lawyer Richard, who takes advantage of George’s dalliance in order to pursue Charlotte. Donna Lee Taylor owns the role of Ethyl, Charlotte’s hearingchallenged mother and the theater’s taken-for-granted girl Friday. Andrew Vonderschmitt directs the capable cast, boldly anchored by Playhouse veterans Cohen and Turner in the starring roles. The action fires up at first via Eileen’s pregnancy by George. That misfortune is soon overshadowed by the excitement generated when famous director Frank Capra calls to announce that he will be attending an upcoming performance of the repertory company to seek replacement actors for roles abdicated due to an injury suffered by Hollywood heavyweight Ronald Coleman. Charlotte and George fight spectacularly over the affair, while Roz and Paul scream at each other a bit too intimately over trivialities. Ethyl holds her own in the face of her son-in-law’s vicious verbal abuse. And Eileen and Howard just seek sanctuary from the lunacy. Some of the acting is, admittedly, overdone. But the mastery of farce exhibited by Turner and, especially, Cohen, grounds the production. Cohen’s discerning versatility and unabashed lack of inhibition are something to behold. He is a fallible man, believable lover, and drama queen all rolled into one. His drunken scenes capture every conceivable aspect of the condition. Turner, on the other hand, exhibits facial expressions combining the dexterity of a Jim Carrey with the look of Carol Burnett. While tempers flair, relationships hang in the balance and the requisite mistaken identities complicate matters considerably. But

when all seems lost due to a misbegotten performance, fate comes to the rescue in this very enjoyable Moon Over Buffalo. Moon Over Buffalo continues on the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage through March 5. General admission tickets are $22; $20 for seniors. Student tickets are $12 with valid student ID. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, with Sunday matinees at 2pm. The Long Beach Playhouse is located at 5021 E. Anaheim St. Call (562) 494-1014 for reservations and information. Tickets are also available online at lbplayhouse.org.

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Pedestrian struck by car in wrigley succumbs to injuries On Saturday, Jan. 22, at approximately 6:11pm, Long Beach police officers responded to the intersection of Willow Street and Pasadena Avenue regarding a vehicle-versus-pedestrian injurytraffic collision. The preliminary investigation revealed that Jose Rodriguez, a 28year-old resident of Long Beach, was driving a 1999 Honda Accord eastbound on Willow Street at Pasadena Avenue when he struck a pedestrian who was legally crossing Willow, southbound, at

Pasadena Avenue in an unmarked crosswalk. Paramedics from the Long Beach Fire Department transported the pedestrian, identified as Sally Rae Paskin, a 69-year-old resident of Long Beach, to a local hospital with major trauma. Paskin later succumbed to her injuries. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Accident Investigation Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7355. ß

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defused the tension and solved the problem.” George was born on Dec. 2, 1927, in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, the son of George William and Ida Mae Hurte. On graduating from Aliquippa High School in January of 1946, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving aboard the heavy cruiser USS Chicago in Okinawa and was honorably discharged in December of 1947. On discharge, he joined his parents in Long Beach, where his father was working at the Long Beach Naval Shipyards. George met Marie Elizabeth White, who was then attending Polytechnic High School, at the Long Beach Christian Missionary Alliance Church in 1948 and they were married on July 8, 1949. The couple moved to Siloam

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CITy Of SIgNAL HILL tSt3657 2175 Cherry avenue • Signal Hill, California 90755-3799 PUBLIC HEARING - NoTICE oF INTENT To ADoPT NEGATIVE DECLARATIoN No. 01/28/11(1) FoR ZoNING oRDINANCE AMENDMENT 11-01 NoTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on tuesday, february 8, 2011, the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will conduct a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review the items described below. NoTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, the City Council of the City of the City of Signal Hill will conduct a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review the items described below. ZoNING oRDINANCE AMENDMENT 11-01 A REQUEST To AMEND THE SIGNAL HILL MUNICIPAL CoDE CHAPTER 20.20 “CoMMERCIAL DISTRICTS,” REVISING THE USE CLASSIFICATIoN ‘ANIMAL GRooMING’ To READ AS ‘ANIMAL GRooMING/DAYCARE’ AND To PERMIT BUSINESS USE IN THE “CG, CoMMERCIAL GENERAL,” “CI, CoMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL,” “LI, LIGHT INDUSTRIAL,” AND “GI, GENERAL INDUSTRIAL, ZoNING DISTRICTS” ALL INTERESTED PERSoNS are hereby invited to attend public hearings 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 hearings described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearings. A NEGATIVE DECLARATIoN has been prepared in conjunction with the subject Zoning ordinance amendment based on an initial study that found no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposal. THE FILE containing negative declaration 01/28/11(1) relevant to the proposal may be inspected by the public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on fridays, in the Community development department at City Hall. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to submit written comments to the Community development department, during the review period from January 28, 2011 – March 2, 2011 prior to City Council adoption of the negative declaration. Written comments may also be submitted at the public hearings. FURTHER INFoRMATIoN on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community development department located at 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by emailing James Kao, associate Planner at jkao@cityofsignalhill.org or calling at (562) 989-7344.

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PUBLIC NOTICES TST3654 notiCe of trUStee’S Sale tS no. 09title order no. 09-8-260641 0092004 investor/insurer no. 139547592 aPn no. 7215019-097 yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt, dated 07/14/2006. 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 rayMond King, a WidoWer, dated 07/14/2006 and recorded 07/24/06, as instrument no. 06 1620031, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 02/25/2011 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: 2001 e 21St St Unit 133, Signal Hill, Ca, 907555959. 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 $376,139.10. 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: 10/02/2009 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# 3888445 01/28/2011, 02/04/2011, 02/11/2011 TST3648 NoTICE oF TRUSTEE’S SALE trustee Sale no.: 20100169812937 title order no.: 606797 fHa/va/PMi no.: yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt, dated 01/11/08. 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. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded on 01/18/08, as instrument no. 20080105783 of official records in the office of the County recorder of LoS ANGELES County, State of California. exeCUted By: TANNER M. HENG, 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) DATE oF SALE: February 10, 2011 TIME oF SALE: 11:30 AM PLACE oF SALE: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd. Pomona, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2516 E. WILLoW ST. #304, SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755.

APN# 7214-009-236 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 $318,038.27. 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. for trUStee Sale inforMation PleaSe Call: nationWide PoSting & PUBliCation, inC. 5005 WindPlay drive, SUite 1, el dorado HillS, Ca 957629334 916-939-0772, www.nationwideposting.com NDEx West L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT CoLLECToR ATTEMPTING To CoLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFoRMATIoN oBTAINED WILL BE USED FoR THAT PURPoSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee, By: ric Juarez dated: 01/11/11 nPP0173301 01/21/11, 01/28/11, 02/04/11 TST3645 trustee Sale no. 736965Ca loan no. 5303862501 title order no. 3206-243385 notiCe of trUStee’S Sale yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt dated 7/12/2006. 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 ProCeedingS againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer. on 2/14/2011 at 10:30 aM, California reConveyanCe CoMPany as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 07/20/2006, Book , Page , instrument 06 1599635, of official records in the office of the recorder of los angeles County, California, executed by: lilia lopez, an unmarried woman, as trustor, Mortgage electronic registration Systems, inc., (MerS), solely as nominee for lender, alliance Bancorp, it’s successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s 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. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the deed of trust. 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, interest thereon, estimated 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. Place of Sale: at the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, Ca legal description: as more fully described in said deed of trust amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $356,706.83 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2388 Cerritos avenue Signal Hill, Ca 90755 aPn number: 7211-019-010 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. the property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. in compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation

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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: January 21, 28, & february 4, 11, 2011. TST3651 / 20110098063 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: tHe SPindlerS Cottage, 1843 gladys ave. #1, Signal Hill, Ca 90755. registrant: 1. WilliaM M. Woody, 2. CHeryl l. StraCHan, 1843 gladys ave. #1, Signal Hill, Ca 90755. this business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: William M. Woody. 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 January 19, 2011. 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: January 21, 28, & february 4, 11, 2011. TST3658 / 20110143557 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: 1. griSWold Media, 2. griSWold ProdUCtionS, 6481 atlantic ave., apt. 316, long Beach, Ca 90805. registrant: 1. aManda griSWold, 2. david griSWold, 6481 atlantic ave., apt. 316, long Beach, Ca 90805. this business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: amanda griswold. the registrant has 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 January 26, 2011. 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: January 28, & february 4, 11, 18, 2011. TST3641 / Case No. NS023531 oRDER To SHoW CAUSE FoR CHANGE oF NAME SUPerior CoUrt of California, CoUnty of loS angeleS, 415 West ocean Blvd., long Beach, Ca 90802, SoUtH JUdiCial diStriCt.

Petition of ana Maria rodriguez-arreola, for Change of name. to all intereSted PerSonS: 1. Petitioner ana Maria rodrigUeZarreola, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: ana Maria rodrigUeZ-arreola to Proposed name: ana Maria rodrigUeZ. 2. tHe CoUrt orderS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, shy the petition for change of name should not be granted. notiCe of Hearing date: March 01, 2011; time: 1:30 P.M.; dept. g, room 51. the address of the court is the same as above. a copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, tHe Signal triBUne, 939 e. 27th. Street, Signal Hill, Ca 90755: January 14, 21, 28, & february 4, 2011. ___//ss//___ douglas M. Haigh, Commissioner of the Superior Court dated January 10, 2011 TST3656 / Case No. NS023530 oRDER To SHoW CAUSE FoR CHANGE oF NAME SUPerior CoUrt of California, CoUnty of loS angeleS, 415 West ocean Blvd., long Beach, Ca 90802, SoUtH JUdiCial diStriCt. Petition of noreen C. angeles, for Change of name. to all intereSted PerSonS: 1. Petitioner noreen C. angeleS, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: david MattHeW tenZa to Proposed name: MattHeW tenZa angeleS. 2. tHe CoUrt orderS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if

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any, shy the petition for change of name should not be granted. notiCe of Hearing date: february 16, 2011; time: 1:30 P.M.; dept. g, room 51. the address of the court is the same as above. a copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, tHe Signal triBUne, 939 e. 27th. Street, Signal Hill, Ca 90755: January 28, & february 4, 11, 18, 2011. ___//ss//___ douglas M. Haigh, Commissioner of the Superior Court dated January 05, 2011

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