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SH City Councilmembers voice opposition to Gov. Brown’s proposal to end redevelopment agencies CJ Dablo Staff Writer

Signal Hill City Councilmembers voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution stating opposition to Governor Jerry Brown’s intention to end redevelopment agencies (RDA) in the state. In his “State of the State” address on Monday, Jan. 31, the governor had underscored his desire to end redevelopment agencies as part of his overall budget plan. Cities have argued that the “redevelopment funds leverage other funds and create jobs,” Brown acknowledged. “But I also understand that redevelopment funds come directly from local property taxes that would otherwise pay for schools and core city and county services, such as police and fire protection and care for the most vulnerable people in our society,” Brown said. “So it is a matter of hard choices, and I come down on the side of those who believe that core functions of government must be funded first. But be clear, my plan protects current projects and supports all bonded indebtedness of the redevelopment agencies.” Signal Hill City Councilmember Michael Noll joined the voices of the other members of the council who criticized the governor’s plan. Noll said that at a recent meeting of the League of California Cities he and other city representatives from around the state attempted to send a message to legislators that these redevelopment funds were used for the public good. “We worked very hard to. . .use this money to develop the city, clean up blight and increase revenue,” said Noll. “And for every dollar that we get, the state gets $7. And we create jobs with this also. So it’s the worst thing that we could see. And we tried to explain this to them.” Signal Hill City Manager Ken Farfsing’s report on see council page 6

J. Steinhauser describes as the worst he has seen in his more than 30 years in education. The school district already has cut more than $170 million in the last three years. The cuts approved this week are part of preparations for a worst-case scenario at the state level, which could occur if the state legislature and California voters do not approve the extension of certain temporary tax increases in the coming months. Even under a best-case scenario budget, the school district must still cut about $53 see cutbacks page 13

Town hall meeting presents split opinions on plastic bag ban Stephanie Raygoza Editorial Intern CJ Dablo/SignalTribune

Signal Hill City Councilmembers Michael Noll (left) and Tina Hansen (right) hold up a sign to promote redevelopment at the council chambers on Feb. 2. Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown announced his intention to end redevelopment agencies. City councilmembers criticized the governor's plan at Tuesday's City Council and redevelopment agency meetings.

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LBUSD cutbacks could affect more than 620 certificated positions The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education approved nearly $27 million in cuts this week, including the closure of two schools and the elimination of 429 teaching positions because of a new policy of increased class sizes. In all, the number of certificated positions affected by layoff notices could rise to more than 620 as the school board considers further cuts in the coming weeks. The school board is facing well over $100 million in cuts to be made over the next two years in response to the state’s ongoing fiscal crisis, which LBUSD Superintendent Christopher

New site for adolescent treatment to take over former site of Boys Town A new group home to treat adolescent and behavioral problems will soon move into the former site of Boys Town on Wardlow Road and Pacific Place. Boys Town, a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk kids, had suddenly closed the doors to its treatment center more than three years ago. Until it closed, the organization had served troubled kids in Long Beach since 1993. Many of these youth were runaways or had been abused, abandoned or neglected, according to a former report last year by the Signal Tribune. The Center for Discovery has taken

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Hearing a panel of experts heavily weighing in on both sides of the proposed ordinance to ban plastic grocery bags in Long Beach, residents who attended 5th District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske’s town hall meeting at the Long Beach Water Treatment Plant, 2950 Redondo Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 29 were split on the issue, with the majority of those who addressed the audience speaking out against the issue.

The open discussion started at 10am with Schipske addressing the topic at hand by saying her email box has been flooded with messages from constituents with their opinions. The purpose of the meeting was to encourage Long Beach residents to discuss the ordinance which was passed on Dec. 7 that would ban single-use plastic bags in large grocery stores. As part of the ordinance, a 10-cent per paper bag fee would be imposed in an attempt see ban page 12

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The Center for Discovery, a group home for adolescents, will soon move into the former site of Boys Town, at 350 W. Wardlow Rd.

During last Saturday’s discussion at the Long Beach Water Treatment Plant, representatives from the Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay, California Grocers Association and the Sierra Club discuss the adverse effects of plastic bags on the environment and the community.

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FiRST BooKS oN FiRST FRiDaY What First Books at First Fridays, a monthly event held at Dana Branch Library. This month’s theme: “Love and Animals” Who Hosted by the 7th District Councilmember James Johnson, 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 in front of Dana Library at 6:30pm to take guests to First Fridays at no charge. Call (562) 570-7777 or email district7@longbeach.gov. gET SmaRT What American Association of University Women’s “Operation Literacy” Who Members and guests of AAUW Long Beach Branch will welcome Virginia Sanchez, general librarian with the Long Beach Public Library, who is widely recognized for her efforts as a US navy intelligence analyst stationed for ten months at Camp Blackhorse outside Kabul, Afghanistan . When Saturday, Feb. 5 at 9:30am Where Leisure World Clubhouse, 1280 Golden Rain Rd. more info For luncheon reservations, call (562) 597-4781. Cost of the luncheon is $12. The program is open to the public. WhEN ThE SaiNTS go maRChiNg iN What “Casino night...Rollin’ With The Saints” Who Hosted by St. Anthony High School’s parents When Saturday, Feb. 5 from 6:30pm to 10pm Where In the high school’s gymnasium, located at Alamitos Avenue and 6th Street more info To reserve tickets, call (562) 435-4496 ext. 1229 or visit longbeachsaints.org. Parking is available behind the gym. loWEST SupplY iN a DECaDE What Blood Drive Who Hosted by the California Heights United Methodist Church When Sunday, Feb. 6 from 8am to 2pm Where 3759 Orange Ave. more info Photo ID required. Sign up online at RedCrossBlood.org (sponsor code: CHUMC) or call the church office at (562) 595-1996. NFl WiTh NlB What Monthly meeting: “Super Bowl Sunday” Who Held by the north Long Beach Community Action Group When Sunday, Feb. 6 from 2pm to 4pm Where Avila’s El Ranchito, 5345 Long Beach Blvd. more info The Community Action Group meets the first Sunday of every month except on holidays. Call (562) 428-7710. ThE NEXT SuppER What Monthly supper Who Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s Supper Club When Monday, Feb. 7 at 6:30pm Where E.J. Malloy’s, 4306 Atlantic Ave. more info The concept of the Bixby Knolls Supper Club is to support local restaurants on Monday nights, which are typically slow. Reservations are a must. Parking is limited. Walking or carpooling is encouraged. TRouBlE hEaRiNg? What A free exhibit of devices to help with hearing difficulties Who Hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of Long Beach/Lakewood When Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 10am to noon Where The Bridge Room of the El Dorado Park West Community Center, 2800 Studebaker Rd. more info There will be a hands-on examination of the devices, as well as information on how they work and where to purchase them. Call (562) 4255651 or visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org. SWEETS WiTh ThE haThaWaY SiSTERS What Theatrical performance and dessert buffet Who Hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos When Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 2pm Where 4600 Virginia Rd. more info Explore the lives of the Hathaway sisters, daughters of a congregational minister from Maine, and their experiences on the California frontier, while enjoying a dessert buffet. Reservations are required no later than Feb. 4. Cost is $20 ($18 for members of the Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos). Call (562) 570-1755. aN EVENiNg WiTh FaThER gREgoRY BoYlE What Literary Society meeting Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association and 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich, with speaker Father Greg, author and founder/executive director of Homeboy Industries When Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7pm Where Expo Building, 4321 Atlantic Ave. more info A rare opportunity to hear Father Greg share his insights into gang intervention, rehabilitation, and social justice. He will be available to sign copies of his new book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Visit homeboy-industries.org, call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com. uNDERSTaNDiNg ThE pSYChologY oF SoCial mEDia What A workshop led by Frank J. Kenny, a nationally and internationally known speaker and business coach, who will share how he doubled the size of his organization in only 18 months. Who Hosted by the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce When Thursday, Feb. 10 from 8:30am to 11am Where Hilton Hotel, 701 W. Ocean Blvd.. more info Cost is $35 per person. All attendees will receive a “Social Media Strategy Checklist” that they can take back to the office to work through with their teams. Call (562) 432-1251, visit lbchamber.com or email jperler@lbchamber.com. Continental breakfast will be included at this event.

On Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at approximately 10:50pm, two on-duty Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) gang detectives were patrolling in the area of Anaheim Street and Mahanna Avenue when, without warning, they were fired upon by an unknown number of suspects in a vehicle. The uniformed detectives were traveling on Anaheim Street near Mahanna Avenue when an occupant in the suspect vehicle fired multiple rounds at the detective’s unmarked police vehicle, which was equipped with emergency lights and siren. The detective who was driving the vehicle was struck once in the upper torso by gunfire, and his partner immediately transported him to a local hospital. The detective sustained a non-life-

threatening injury and has since been released from the hospital. Additional officers were on the southeast corner of Anaheim Street and Mahanna Avenue at the time, conducting an unrelated investigation. One officer from within that group fired at the suspect vehicle as it fled southbound on Mahanna Avenue from Anaheim Street. Investigators do not believe a suspect was hit by the officer’s gunfire. Investigators later discovered a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle’s description in the area of 8th Street and Gundry Avenue. That vehicle has been impounded as part of the investigation. As part of the operation, SWAT was activated and the police department’s bloodhound dog was utilized, along with the Los Angeles County

Sheriff’s Department bloodhound, to assist in the search of the suspect(s). As a result of the magnitude of the investigation, a significant number of LBPD resources were utilized, and many streets were closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The detective, whose identity is being withheld for his safety, is 30 years of age and a seven-year member of the department. LBPD’s investigation is ongoing, and anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Terri Hubert and Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244. To text or email a tip anonymously, visit the LBPD’s website at longbeach.gov/ police or visit tipsoft.com and follow the prompts. ß

LBPD arrest three suspects in Cal Heights after resident’s ‘suspicious activity’ call On Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at approximately 11:58am, officers from the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) responded to a call from a resident regarding several individuals acting suspiciously in the area of the 3800 block of Rose Avenue. Officers responded to the area, contained it and conducted a thorough search. With the community’s help, along with various departmental resources, the officers apprehended three suspects in the vicinity. Those suspects, who were arrested for residential burglary, include: a 37-year-old Long Beach man, who was also arrested for a parole violation; a 19year-old Long Beach man; and a 24year-old Signal Hill man. The property they stole from the residence was recovered and returned to its rightful owners. A press release issued by the LBPD Wednesday stressed “the importance

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There is a serious problem in Long Beach, which warrants your investigation and coverage. Long Beach City Council refuses to address the below noted issue, the reason is that they are making money from allowing the situation below noted to exist. I have contacted Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, the Long Beach City Council, and the Unified District Superintendent of Schools, and all have refused to even discuss the below noted problem. When Long Beach passed an ordinance which authorized the operation of “medical marijuana dispensaries,” the ordinance stated that they could be no closer than 1,000 feet from elementary schools, and no closer than 1,000 feet from each other. Further, they were not to be in residential areas (no definition of “residential area” given. They also would be issued business permits after public hearings. All of the locations below noted are operating with actual Long Beach business permits, yet there were nO posted public hearings on any of the locations. There were FOUR such dispensaries located in an 11-block stretch along Wardlow Road, between Gardena Avenue and Lewis Avenue– two of which were in violation of the code as it presently exists, and no one seemed to want to enforce even the previous ordinance covering marijuana medical dispensaries! One location (1175 East Wardlow) is less than 900 feet from John Burroughs Elementary School (33rd and Orange Avenue) and also less than 500 feet from Signal Hill Water Reservoir Park (Wardlow Road between Gundry and Brayton avenues), where many school and pre-school children play. This same dispensary is also less than 1,000 feet from another marijuana medical

dispensary, located at 1071 E. Wardlow (which also is 30 feet from a residential neighborhood). However, as of Jan. 27, 2011, the 1175 East Wardlow facility has just been ordered closed due to the violations of Long Beach ordinances. The other two dispensaries are located at: 1603 E. Wardlow (50 feet from a residential neighborhood) and one on the corner of Wardlow Road and Gardena– which clearly is in a business district). The 1175 E. Wardlow location was called to the attention of the principal of Burroughs, but apparently even at that level, no one appeared to be that concerned about the welfare of the neighborhood children. Also on East Fourth Street– at the corner of Fourth and Olive (743 Fourth St.) is yet another marijuana medical dispensary which is less than Long Beach city ordinance distance from the following: St. Anthony Church (600 Olive Ave) which houses St. Anthony Elementary School and Constellation Charter School– less than 1,000 feet from the dispensary and about 500 feet from Stephenson Elementary School, Fifth Street at Olive Avenue. Also close by is MKEC (Rising Tide) Mentoring and Tutoring Center, housed at Covenant Presbyterian Church (607 East Third St.), where nearly 100 elementary-grade students are tutored Monday through Thursday– approximately 780 feet from the 743 Fourth Street dispensary. As a private (concerned) citizen, I am contacting you because the Long Beach officials have refused to even answer correspondence about these flagrant violations of their ordinance. Robert Stearns Signal Hill

Chamber changes We are pleased to announce the return of Joe Andazolla of Andazolla’s Gallery to the [Signal Hill] Chamber Board. Joe is taking Jeff Carter’s place, as Jeff has accepted a new position with South Bay BMW, 18800 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance. We will greatly miss Jeff’s contributions to the board. He has been instrumental in assisting in our membership and special events. We thank Jeff for his enthusiastic service. We welcome Joe, as he brings to us experience as an ambassador and past president. He will once again be heading up the Ambassador’s Committee. We would also like at this time to announce that Lauren Carroll of Wil-

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Mea Culpa The Feb. 9 meeting mentioned in the story “Pedestrian tunnel linking Wrigley to Bixby Knolls becomes contentious topic at Gabelich-Johnson community meeting,” (Jan. 28, 2011) will be conducted by the Office of Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson for Wrigley Heights residents.

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Municipal myth vs. financial fact? I have served on the Signal Hill City Council with pride for the last 19 years and understand the City’s budget in great detail. Every two years there is a municipal election. In the grand tradition there are always “facts” and “myths” about the City’s budget. This election is no different, and you deserve the truth. We have been far from “soft” on our response to the Great Recession. The Council has set a priority of delivering essential safety and municipal services to our community during the worst economic recession since the 1930s. The Council set aside $4.1 million during the good economic times as a “rainy day” reserve to stabilize the City’s budget. We have judiciously used $2 million of this reserve fund to continue to deliver services over the last two years. We have: • Trimmed the City’s budget by $955,000 over the last two years (this is a 6-percent reduction)

• Imposed mandatory employee medical and retirement contributions • Frozen employees’ pay since 2009, except for our police officers • Eliminated the full-time building official and inspector and are relying on a part-time contractor We do carry an additional $4 million in our General Fund Reserve, which is a prudent 25-percent reserve for operating our $17.1 million budget. I am extremely concerned over the governor’s budget proposals, which could adversely impact our budget. The City Council does have good intentions and has maintained vital service for our residents and businesses. We are proud of Signal Hill. The City Council will continue to adapt to the new economic realities. These are the facts and not myths. Michael J. Noll City Council Member

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able City Council seats are (in alphabetical order) incumbent Larry Forester, incumbent Tina Hansen, and challenger Matt Simmons. Below is information about each of the candidates seeking service on the City Council.

Name Larry Forester Age 63 Years residing in Signal Hill 24

Name Tina L. Hansen Age 51 Years residing in Signal Hill 20

Name Matthew D. Simmons Age 35 Years residing in Signal Hill 2 plus

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Personal Information Single (LGBT) Education BS in Civil Engineering, University of notre Dame • MS in Ocean Engineering, Catholic University of America Nonprofit/professional affiliations Board/past chair, Conservation Corps of Long Beach, helping disenfranchised young adults • Board, Urban Community Outreach, helping the homeless and children of low-income families • Advisory board, Long Beach Unified Educational Foundation, helping fund and promote education • Energy and Environment Sub-committee, SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments), Five-county MPO • Board, Los Angeles Division of the League of California Cites (88 cities) representing the Gateway Cities Council of Government (27 cities) • I-710 Project Committee, EIR/EIS for I-710 Freeway proposed modification Goals if re-elected Keep our residents, businesses and visitors safe, with a strong and well equipped police department. Our new police station, under construction, has been a priority. • Fiscal responsibility in a recessionary climate that could last for several more years. We have reduced our budget 2 percent in each of the last two years and are planning a 3-percent reduction next year for a total of 7 percent. More will be reviewed as needed, all expenditures will be evaluated (Are they nice or necessary?) • Bring new revenuegenerating businesses to our city. A new “materials handling” facility on the west side will generate a tipping fee to the city. Our loss of two car dealerships has been countered with expansion of one, replacement of another and a third still planned. • Keep Signal Hill the “city that could and did.” Platform Work with all my fellow Council members to reach consensus, putting the city first • Fiscal responsibility • Strong partnership and involvement with many of the cities in the county and state for mutual goals: Gateway Cities Coalition of Government, Southern California Association of Governments, and the League of California Cities. • Environmentally responsible: storm water and the Los Angeles rivers, greenhouse gas reduction, reducing energy consumption, and sustainability • Continued constituent contact and accessibility • Experienced leadership Endorsements Congressmember Laura Richardson • California State Senator Alan Lowenthal • California State Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal • Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe • Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund

Personal Information Married for 25 years in May, 6-year-old twins Benjamin and Kaitlin Education BA in Speech Communication and Political Science, Pepperdine University • Juris Doctorate Degree, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco (Graduated Order of the Coif– top 10 percent of law students across country) Nonprofit/professional affiliations Current Positions: PTA Parliamentarian, Prisk Elementary • Daisy Girl Scout Troop Co-Leader Previous Positions Board Chair and Fundraising Chair, Comprehensive Child Development ��� Chair, Public Safety Committee for League of California Cities • Board, League of California Cities • Member, Public Safety Committee, League of national Cities Goals if re-elected Continue to show fiscal responsibility and guide the city through these difficult economic times while maintaining high-quality services to all of our residents and commercial partners. • Avoid lay-offs and furloughs for our employees. • Protect our redevelopment funds so that we can continue to provide jobs, attract new businesses and continue to grow our sales tax base. • Build a new library which includes a historical collection. • Begin meeting immediately with LBUSD regarding Burroughs Elementary. • Make sure our infrastructure is maintained. • Diversify our revenue base with projects like the EDCO transfer station. • Continue to create open space and recreational opportunities. Platform Public service, not politics. • I came onto the Council with a vision to improve the quality of life for all our residents. • From affordable housing at Las Brisas to homes for the first-time homebuyer in the PCH corridor to homes on the top of the hill, we have created a diverse and dynamic community. • I have always supported expansion of our parks, public art and trail system. • I am equally committed to continued commercial growth, infrastructure repair and fiscal responsibility. • Under my leadership the city will continue to grow and prosper and move successfully through the economic downturn. Endorsements Congressmember Laura Richardson • State Senator Alan Lowenthal • State Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal • Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe • City Treasurer Emerson Fersch

Personal Information Married to Melissa Rosenthal, 2-year-old daughter Sophie Education MBA, University of Southern California • BA in Psychology, UC Santa Cruz Nonprofit/professional affiliations Board of Directors, AJCC • Graduate, Long Beach Federation new Leaders

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Goals if elected When elected, I will balance the budget. In just two years, our economic reserves plummeted from $4 million to $1.2 million. We need to live within our means today. I outline multi-million dollar spending cuts on SignalHillVoice.com. • I will increase property values through view-protection policies and will put resident needs above the wants of developers. • By spending wisely, we will be able to widen Cherry near PCH, which will reduce traffic inside our community. • My goal is to be accessible to everyone, and I can be reached at (562) 546-2277 or mrsimmons@gmail.com.

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Platform I am the taxpayer’s watchdog. • Signal Hill spends money recklessly, which puts our basic civic services at risk. Our City paid a building official $159,569 for three hours of work per week. We drilled a $900,000 water well in a contaminated location, despite the advice of experts. Our Council just approved the first steps to issue a nEW $11.5 million bond. This approval is fiscally irresponsible, especially while we operate at a multi-million dollar deficit. • I will keep you informed at SignalHillVoice.com, and we will put a stop to our spending problem. Endorsements Former Signal Hill Councilmember Ennis neff

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Tuesday highlighted the RDA’s achievements over nearly 37 years

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has been charged with a special environmental problem– the clean-up of the area’s numerous oil wells. Farfsing noted that funds will not be available for testing leaking oil wells, the cleanup of contaminated soil, or overseeing abandoned wells if redevelopment ends. The city manager noted that there are 2,800 active and inactive oil wells. In addition to the resolution opposing the governor’s plan, the Council adopted another resolution to recognize that the library is of benefit to the redevelopment agency. No library

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bond was proposed at the meeting Tuesday. The community several years ago recognized the need for a library, and the city officers acknowledged the library’s relationship to the redevelopment project area. “Our intent tonight is basically to build a record and let the administration know, to let Senator [Alan] Lowenthal know, and Assemblymember [Bonnie] Lowenthal know that ending our redevelopment project in Signal Hill would probably be the end of the library and other things,” Farfsing explained.

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Other City Council highlights: Deputy City Manager Charlie Honeycutt presented an update of the construction progress of the new police station and emergency operations center. So far, the project is staying on budget. The Council adopted a resolution to use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, which are federal funds distributed through the Los Angeles County Small Cities program, according to Farfsing. Several projects proposed under this grant include a senior food distribution program. They also proposed a sidewalk construction project and other Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements. ß

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The library will be added to the list of what’s at stake for the local area if the governor’s plan moves forward. This was a point that was made to Senator Lowenthal in a meeting on Wednesday. Senator Lowenthal scheduled time with Farfsing and Vice Mayor Larry Forester to discuss the problems of shutting down the city’s redevelopment agency. According to Farfsing, Lowenthal seemed sympathetic to the city’s problems if the redevelopment agency shuts down by July. Lowenthal acknowledged Signal Hill’s success with their redevelopment projects, said Farfsing. However, according to Farfsing, there will be many factors that will determine the future of redevelopment agencies. In a special election this summer, California voters will decide whether they will approve legislation to extend taxes. The state senate, assembly and the governor must agree to legislation by early March in order to print it on the ballot for a June election. Until the legislation is drafted and approved, there will be uncertainty over the future of redevelopment agencies and their projects. “Redevelopment is definitely in jeopardy,” Farfsing said. “And the next six weeks is going to be wild.”

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named honeysuckle as its color of the year. Had they asked me, I would have told them that honeysuckle is a tough color to work with. The shade Pantone chose– described as a “festive reddish pink”– reminds of puce. My fellow historical novel readers– and you know who you are– will recall that women wearing puce gowns were never popular. If honeysuckle strikes your fancy, try growing a honeysuckle vine for fragrance as well as color. Since it’s also drought-tolerant once established, you’ll get two trends for the price of one. Look for honeysuckle color in certain bougainvillea and some calibrachoa, those petunia-like plants also known as million bells and superbells from plant propagator and marketer Proven Winners.

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To everything, there is a season, and this is the season for checking out garden trends and products to find out what will play well in our local garden landscapes. At 9.42 inches, December’s rainfall was the wettest in 121 years. The Sierra snowpack containing next spring’s water is nearly double normal size. Despite these inconvenient truths, I’m sure that governments, utilities and nurseries will still urge us to choose drought-tolerant plants. They spent too much money and effort getting out the drought messaging to go back on it now. And who knows what

next year will bring? Fortunately, there are plenty of good-looking low-water groundcovers, flowers, shrubs and trees; you don’t have to sacrifice beauty to conserve water. For ideas and inspiration, check out bewaterwise.com and lacoastalgardens.com. Edible gardening will continue to be popular. People are discovering that back-breaking labor isn’t necessary to grow a tomato, lettuce or bunch of herbs. Container gardens in the form of pots or raised beds reduce the work and produce abundant yields. In response to the backyard “grow your own” movement, new varieties pack increased flavor and disease resistance into compact forms. The new “Lizzano” tomato, for example, is the first late-blight tolerant cherry semi-determinate tomato on the market. That’s good, because late blight is

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over the site. Like Boys Town, the 16bed residential facility will be licensed as a group home, however, the center’s chief executive officer and co-founder, Dr. Craig Brown, draws a deep distinction between the former occupants and those who will be receiving treatment at his new center. While both the old and the new programs will have treated adolescents for emotional and behavioral problems, many of the atrisk youth at the former facility were wards of the state or had severe trouble and were removed from their homes, according to Brown, a clinical psychologist. His new clients will come from intact homes, he said. “[These] kids might need two to three sessions of individual therapy sessions a week and a group intervention on a daily basis,” Brown said. “It’s a more intensive treatment than outpatient therapy….So these are kids that are not coming from a criminal background. They usually want a higher level of intervention,” he said. Although he acknowledged some clients may have substance-abuse issues, his staff will primarily treat adolescents who suffer from a range of emotional and behavioral problems. We’re a very rare type of group home, Brown said. “Our kids are usually done within a couple of months and then are returned to their family and their homes,” he said. The Center for Discovery has been treating kids in Long Beach for about 13 years. Brown added that he hires all the staff at each location, and they are very closely supervised. The Center for Discovery has locations all over the west coast. The new Wardlow site is the ninth facility in a network of centers owned by Brown. The facilities have a combined total of 83 beds. In order to help residents understand what kind of treatment center has been proposed for the neighborhood, Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson released a statement after his staff met with Brown on Wednesday. “Councilmember Johnson has been informed that Center for Discovery

primarily works with families to assist children with eating disorders,” the statement reads. “Obviously, Councilmember Johnson's priority is the residents of the 7th District. He has been assured that Center for Discovery will adhere to the conditions of the permit and that they will be good neighbors. The Councilmember looks forward to a positive relationship with Center for Discovery, and he will continue to do everything he can to protect the quality of life in the 7th District.” Brown said that after they have completed some work on the two-story center he plans to open the site within 30 to 60 days. Workers are painting and resurfacing parts of the building, and they do plan to improve the landscaping and parking lot. An open house will be planned soon, during which time members of the community will be invited to tour the center. ß

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Gallery Expo, 4321 Atlantic Ave., will feature an exhibit recognizing Black History Month from Feb. 4 to Feb. 26. The show will feature the works of two Long Beach artists, Brandon Harrison and Andre Ajibade, as well as work by 13 other artists from the surrounding area. Having worked in fashion design most of his life, Harrison later turned his focus to art. His works have been featured at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Tolerance and the Museum of Latin American Art. In 2007, he got his first non-commercial art commissions at Harbor View Adolescent Center, H.V. Group Home and College Hospital in Cerritos. He uses iconic, bold, graphic imagery to convey clear and concise messages through the paintings featured at Gallery Expo. He also uses other peripheral elements and embellishments such as collage and beading to enhance the work exhibited. The 10-set series of paintings depicts

black women in American society and the world. Ajibade is an oil pastel specialist who primarily paints people, whose essence he captures in his renderings of their daily lives. He likes projecting the colorful expressions, cultures and lifestyles of numerous people. Having spent a number of his youthful years in nigeria, a good number of his art captures scenes in rural Africa at its fullest and with its vibrant color. His work has been part of group shows in galleries around Los Angeles, including the 2004 Art and Democracy show at The Angel’s Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro. The artist reception for the Black History Month exhibit will be Saturday, Feb 12, from 6pm to 8pm. The reception is open to the public. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 8pm. -----------------------------------MORE InFORMATIOn galleryexpo.net

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Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and Black History Month all in one night… it’s First Fridays Bixby Knolls’ First Fridays art walk will kick off 2011 with a “mash up” on Feb. 4. After a brief winter’s nap in January, First Fridays will bring together Valentine’s Day, Chinese new Year and Black History Month to turn Atlantic Avenue into “Art-lantic Avenue.” This month’s event will feature: live art, experimental music, improv comedy, flower-grams, classic cars, Timstrument, a tattoo demonstration, hula, ‘80s dance tracks, photography, Black History Month tributes, free books, Pee Wee Art, a piano man, Dixieland, the Big Red Bus, the Knolls Ranger, and plenty of the unexpected. Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson’s “First Books at First Fridays” at the Dana Branch Library, 3680 Atlantic Ave., will partner with Animal Care Services for animalthemed books and live animals on display, beginning at 5:30pm. Guest reader of the month will be Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich. now available is the Poetry Box book, made up of poems, Bixby Knolls lore and history, rants, open hearts, secrets, and accompanying photographs. The books will be on sale for $25 at Roy Robbins Gifts & Stationery, 4244 Atlantic Ave., and Bella Cosa, 3803 Atlantic Ave., which will also serve as the location for details about First Fridays, maps, business information, and restaurant recommendations. The Big Red Bus will transport attendees from venue to venue from designated stops at the participating businesses. --------------------------------------MORE InFORMATIOn firstfridayslongbeach.com

of the Year, and Song of the Year at the 2010 Smooth Jazz Awards. Distinguished contemporary-jazz guitarist Jeff Golub is best known for his work with Rod Stewart, with whom he toured for seven years before breaking out on his own. Golub now has six solo records and three successful records with the instrumental band Avenue Blue. Singer-songwriter Michael Franks has captivated audiences worldwide with his work in jazz, soul, and pop music. He is best known for his songs: “Popsicle Toes,” “Monkey See-Monkey Do,” “The Lady Wants to Know,” and “Tiger in the Rain.” “It is an honor to have such a talented and diverse group of jazz musicians come together for this special concert,” said Dan Spellens, director of Theaters & Entertainment for the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. “We are excited to welcome them to the Long Beach Terrace Theater.” Ticket prices range from $50 to $125 with a special VIP dinner package available. To charge by phone, call TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. The box office is located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd. and is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturday from noon to 4pm. ß

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love is in the air Delius Restaurant welcomes you and your love for dinner - $50 gift card One hour Sunset flight for two courtesy of California Flight Center Overnight stay at Holiday Inn/LB Airport – AND breakfast 2 bottles of wine from Mazdatrix, Inc. Signal Hill Wine basket with 4 canape plates, napkins, wine markers, etc. from The Undershirt 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes

romance on their Minds Overnight stay for two at Hotel Current with continental breakfast and shuttle service 2 Aquarium of the Pacific tickets courtesy of City Ventures Dinner for two at Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria One-time-use camera, film developing and photo album from Tuttle Cameras Bottle of wine courtesy of Mazdatrix, Inc. Signal Hill 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes

Cupid’s Choice Overnight stay at Quality Inn Signal Hill w/ continental breakfast Roxanne’s Lounge for dinner and cocktails (hotel limousine pick-up) Tickets for 2 courtesy of Musical Theatre West Couples photography sitting plus two prints courtesy of Vangie Ogg Photography Elegant heart shaped-picture frame from Signal Tribune 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes

insuring your lasting love $50 dinner gift certificate donated by Brenda Soto Bryan Insurance Agency Two AMC movie tickets from Brenda Soto Bryan Insurance Agency $25 florist gift certificate donated by Brenda Soto Bryan Insurance Agency $25 Chevron gas card courtesy of Brenda Soto Bryan Insurance Agency Gift certificate for a box of candy from Brenda Soto Bryan Insurance Agency

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romantic evening x Two Dinner for two at Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria Dinner for two at Tiny Thai Tickets for two for International City Theatre Pair of movie tickets courtesy of Art Theatre Romantic pillowcases courtesy of Roy Robbins Gifts Beautiful heart-shaped holder with candles courtesy of ABOUT U 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes

home romantic home DVD player & Valentine’s Day movie DVD from Signal Hill Best Buy 2 romantic aprons from KNBC Graphics Set of Ginsu knives from Friedman’s Appliances Bottle of wine from Mazdatrix, Inc. Signal Hill Pampered Chef “Great Grilling” seasoning & recipe collection from Crystal Dietz 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes

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the Feb. 18 edition of the Signal Tribune. 8. Entrants agree to release the Signal Tribune and all participating merchants and sponsors of any liability related to participating in the contest and/or acceptance and use of any prizes awarded. 9. Prizes are not transferable.

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to promote the use of reusable bags. Second District Councilmember/ Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, who

proposed the ordinance as a response to growing evidence that plastic bags are harming marine environments and negatively impacting community landscape, was in attendance, along with 4th

District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell. “This country has grown very accustomed to utilizing plastic bags for about everything and, as a consequence, when people are not

FEBRUARY 4, 2011 responsible and they don’t dispose of those bags responsibly, those bags wind up in places they should not be, including water off of the coast,” said Schipske, addressing a need for the ban.

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SIGNAL HILL SOCIAL CLUB Create a photo book! Thursday, Feb. 10 from 10am-noon Create a photo book to keep or give away as a gift. Bring in some of your photos and we’ll supply the rest. Bring your friends for a morning of games, activities, coffee and conversation at the Signal Hill Library. Open to adults 55 and older. You can also spend time browsing books and using computers before the library opens. We meet the second Thursday of every month.

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The presenting panel included spokespersons on behalf of the California Grocers Association and the nonprofit environmental groups Heal the Bay, the Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation, who spoke out in favor of the ban. Sherri McCarthy with the American Chemist Council served as a dissenting voice against the ban and promoted recycling practices by adding that 90 percent of Americans reuse their plastic bags. After the panel presented their arguments, Schipske opened the floor to her constituents, who eagerly waited to add their opinions on the issue. Responses gathered from Schipske’s emails and those in attendance who spoke out against the ban expressed that they do not want a mandatory ban on plastic bags and that a voluntary recycling program would be more effective. Fifth District resident David E. Birdseye, one of the constituents who is against the ban, feels that the government should not restrict everyone for the bad practices of a few. “The so-called green movement should not be the sole determiner of how we live,” Birdseye said. On the other hand, Third District resident Gordana Kajer said much of what people do today happens because of a habit. “We know about reduce, reuse and recycle. Refuse the plastic bags and help reduce, reuse and recycle,” Kajer said. While the ban has yet to be voted, the discussion comes as the ordinance is scheduled to go to City Council sometime in February. The ordinance passed with a 6–2 vote and is backed by an Environmental Impact Report completed last year by Los Angeles County. Last Monday, Santa Monica City Council approved a ban of plastic bags in all retail outlets except restaurants. California rejected a statewide ban in September 2010. ß

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million over two years. Therefore, even if California voters decide to extend current taxes, the 429 eliminated teaching positions in Long Beach would likely not be restored. The school board also discussed, but did not act upon, roughly $45 million in additional cuts that they will reconsider Feb. 15. Those cuts, along with the ones approved this week, will affect a wide array of programs, resulting not only in larger class sizes, school closures and hundreds of layoffs of teachers, but also job losses for central office staff, school administrators, librarians, nurses, psychologists, counselors and others. About $10 million in savings would come from reductions at the central office, which has already seen deep cuts in recent years. Instructional programs, school safety, sports, music, transportation and other services would be affected, in some cases significantly. Proposed cuts to transportation, for instance, would eliminate all home-to-school transportation except for legally required specialeducation busing.

The larger class sizes approved by the school board this week mean that for grades six to 12, average class sizes would increase by three students to 35. For grades kindergarten through three, classes would increase by between five and 10 students (depending on the school) for an average of 30 students per class. The increased class sizes will save the school district about $26 million. At the same meeting this week, the school board also considered, but did not vote upon, a preliminary certificated layoff resolution detailing the kinds of services to be reduced or eliminated for the upcoming school year. The preliminary resolution identified roughly 621 positions, or “fulltime equivalents,” for possible elimination. The resolution is scheduled to be considered for board action on Feb. 15. The cuts approved this week include the closures of Burroughs and Buffum elementary schools after this school year, due to the budget crisis and declining enrollment. As part of LBUSD’s continued cost-cutting efforts, school district staff had been examining the possible closure of smaller schools to improve efficiency. Burroughs and Buffum will close because they have rela-

tively small numbers of students. Buffum, located at 2350 ximeno Ave., has 295 students. Burroughs, located at 1260 E. 33rd St. in Signal Hill, has 291 students. In both cases, other nearby schools have the capacity to serve the displaced students. Declining enrollment districtwide

has exacerbated budget woes because schools receive most of their funding based on student attendance. The small numbers of students at Burroughs and Buffum have reduced the efficiency of those schools. LBUSD’s enrollment has declined by about 14,000 students over the past decade.

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www.kathyalford.com 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 and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by united States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. date: 1/6/2011 California reConveyanCe CoMPany, as trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com deborah Brignac California reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. any information obtained will be used for that purpose. deborah Brignac, vice President 9200 oakdale avenue Mail Stop Ca2-4379 Chatsworth, Ca 91311 P788796 1/21, 1/28, 02/04/2011 TST3646 trustee Sale no. 741300Ca loan no. 3063165926 title order no. 100210931-Ca-Mai notiCe of truStee’S Sale you are in default under a deed of truSt dated 07-14-2006. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt

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TST3647 notiCe of truStee’S Sale trustee Sale no. 445331Ca loan no. 0632673695 title order no. 611095 you are in default under a deed of truSt dated 09-13-2004. 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 02-14-2011 at 10:30 aM, California reConveyanCe CoMPany as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 09-23-2004, Book , Page , instrument 04 2446021, of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California, executed by: CHriStine J an, an unMarried WoMan aS Her Sole and SeParate ProPerty, as trustor, Mortgage eleCtroniC regiStration SySteMS, inC., (MerS) Solely aS noMinee for lender, WeStland finanCing, inC, dBa aMeriCan CaPital funding, itS 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 sav-

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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 02-14-2011 at 10:30 aM, California reConveyanCe CoMPany as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 07-25-2006, Book , Page , instrument 06 1639036, of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California, executed by: eMManuel a. nodalo and Maria roSario a. nodalo, HuSBand and Wife aS CoMMunity ProPerty WitH rigHt of SurvivorSHiP, as trustor, WaSHington Mutual BanK, fa, 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: tHe front entranCe to tHe PoMona SuPerior CourtS Building, 350 W. MiSSion Boulevard, PoMona, Ca legal description: as more fully described in said deed of trust amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,107,535.44 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2140 ridgevieW terraCe drive Signal Hill, Ca 90755 aPn number: 7217-029-012 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 and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by united States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. date: 01-11-2011 California reConveyanCe CoMPany, as trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com deborah Brignac California reConveyanCe CoMPany iS a deBt ColleCtor atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt. any inforMation oBtained Will Be uSed for tHat PurPoSe. deBoraH BrignaC, viCe PreSident 9200 oaKdale ave MailStoP Ca2-4379 CHatSWortH, Ca 91311 P790618 1/21, 1/28, 02/04/2011

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24-hour Emergency Service ings 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 WeSt Side of tHe loS angeleS County CourtHouSe, direCtly faCing norWalK Boulevard, 12720 norWalK Blvd. , norWalK, Ca legal description: lot 11 of traCt 53228-3, in tHe City of Signal Hill, aS Per MaP reCorded in BooK 1283 PageS 75 to 82 inCluSive of MaPS, in tHe offiCe of tHe County reCorder of Said County. exCePt all oil, gaS, MineralS and otHer HydroCarBon SuBStanCeS in, under and/or tHat May Be ProduCed froM a dePtH of BeloW 100 feet froM tHe SurfaCe of Said land, exCluding, HoWever, any uSe of or rigHt in or to any Portion of tHe SurfaCe of Said land to a dePtH of 100 feet BeloW tHe SurfaCe tHereof, aS reServed and/or granted in variouS deedS of reCord, one of Said deedS Being one reCorded noveMBer 12, 1993 aS inStruMent no. 93-2219740, offiCial reCordS. alSo exCePting and reServing tHerefroM, aS aPProPriate for tHe Benefit of grantor aS deClarant under tHe deClaration, deSCriBed BeloW, and grantor`S SuCCeSSorS and aSSignS (WitH tHe rigHt to grant and tranSfer SaMe), exCluSive and non-exCluSive eaSeMentS for uSe, enJoyMent, aCCeSS, ingreSS, egreSS, enCroaCHMent, MaintenanCe, rePair, drainage, SuPPort and for otHer PurPoSeS, all aS and to tHe extent deSCriBed and Provided for in tHat Certain deClaration of CovenantS, ConditionS and reStriCtionS for ProMontory WeStBluff and SKyline eStateS (‘’deClaration’’), reCorded aPril 18, 2003 aS inStruMent no. 03-1103465, offiCial reCordS, and any aMendMentS tHereto. amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $717,513.62 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 237 Monte verde drive Signal Hill, Ca 90755 aPn number: 7215-016-026 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 and to explore options to

avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by united States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. date: 0120-2011 California reConveyanCe CoMPany, as trustee (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com California reConveyanCe CoMPany iS a deBt ColleCtor atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt. any inforMation oBtained Will Be uSed for tHat PurPoSe. deBoraH BrignaC, viCe PreSident 9200 oaKdale ave MailStoP Ca2-4379 CHatSWortH, Ca 91311 aSaP# 3880849 01/21/2011, 01/28/2011, 02/04/2011 TST3662 / 20110183314 FiCTiTiouS BuSiNESS NamE STaTEmENT the following person is doing business as: 1. SaM dealS, 2. SaM SPort dealS, 22 W. 47th St., long Beach, Ca 90805. registrant: guStavo raMireZ, 22 W. 47th St., long Beach, Ca 90805. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: gustavo ramirez. 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 february 2, 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: february 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011. TST3663 / 20110183315 FiCTiTiouS BuSiNESS NamE STaTEmENT the following person is doing business as: 1. aBi foundation, 2. CoMPro data teCHnology, 3. refund ConneCtion, 4. KtnJ MarKeting, 5150 Candlewood St., Suite 14C, lakewood, Ca 90712. registrant: aMeriCan BuSineSS innovatorS, inC., 5150 Candlewood ave., Suite 14C, lakewood, Ca 90712. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: norman tillman, 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 february 2, 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: february 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011. TST3639 / 20101892172 FiCTiTiouS BuSiNESS NamE STaTEmENT the following person is doing business as: need a teCH Heating and air Conditioning, 616 W. 18th St., San Pedro, Ca 90731. registrant: MiCHael oJeda, 616 e. 18th St., San Pedro, Ca 90731. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Michael ojeda. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started doing business under this fictitious Business name was december 21, 2010. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on december 21, 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: January 14, 21, 28, & february 4, 2011.

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1431 28th St, Signal Hill (562) 988-9150 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 rodrigueZ-arreola, 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 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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