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Celebrity racers from Grand Prix visit patients at Miller Children’s Hospital More than a dozen celebrities from the Pro/Celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach made a pit stop at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach on April 14. Kevin Jonas of the pop group The Jonas Brothers, actor Stephen Moyer of HBO’s vampire series True Blood, actor Kim Coates from the FX series Sons of Anarchy, Jillian Reynolds of Good Day LA, actress Megyn Price from CBS’s Rules of Engagement and UFC light heavyweight Tito Ortiz were among the competitors from the race who went room to room visiting patients. Since 1992, the child life program

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at Miller Children’s has received generous gifts from Toyota Motor Sales USA. Toyota donates money for each Pro/Celebrity driver to the Racing for Kids Foundation– a nonprofit fundraising program that supports Miller Children’s and other children’s hospitals. “We are honored to have the Grand Prix celebrity racers stop by to visit the kids,” said Rita Goshert, manager, Child Life, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. “They bring a tremendous amount of joy to our pediatric patients and their families through this often very overwhelming time.”

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No permits yet for medical marijuana dispensaries in LB CJ Dablo Staff Writer

Although they’ve already survived a change in city ordinances that now prohibits them from operating near parks, medical marijuana dispensaries are still going through a rigorous process before the City of Long Beach issues any permits, a city official confirmed. The future of marijuana dispensaries is still in question for those dispensaries that did survive last year’s

lottery process in which the City randomly chose the collective/cultivation sites that would be allowed to move forward in their efforts to become recognized businesses operating within city limits. In addition, the City is still in the process of dealing with the numerous dispensaries that are prohibited. “We are working aggressively on enforcement issues with the city attorney’s office in the efforts to shut [them] down,” said Business Relations

Bureau Manager Erik Sund, of the illegal dispensaries. The Business Relations Bureau is part of the City’s Department of Financial Management. Approximately 26 sites were named on the City website’s list of lottery winners, however, according to Sund, the individual marijuana dispensaries still need to meet specific requirements and be reviewed in a public hearing before city permits are see dispensaries page 15

Community showcase highlights North Long Beach Stephanie Raygoza Editorial Intern

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Kevin Jonas of the singing group The Jonas Brothers stops to take a photo with patient Micah on his way through Miller Children’s last week.

Just as the ocean’s main resource is water, the community’s main resource is people, said Ninth District Councilmember Steven Neal as he invited visitors, residents and stakeholders to come together for the common goal of discovering North Long Beach at his office’s Discover the 9th District Community Showcase. Although the showcase last Saturday at the Long Beach Logistics Center was cut short because of a gas leak that prompted a building evacuation, guests were still able to take in a few words from Neal and take advantage of the several exhibits and activities, along with seeing the unveiling of the community’s official website. “We want to create a starting point for greater community dialogue about how we can come together with North Long Beach residents and stakeholders to inspire the community for self-discovery,” Neal said. More than 15 exhibits from different organizations, businesses and neighborhood associations capitalized on the theme of discovery by providing informative interactions with community members. The North Village Library, Rancho Los Cerritos Heritage, Long Beach Bike

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Ninth District Councilmember Steve Neal hosted a showcase last Saturday to share his area’s resources with the community.

Master Plan, Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, the North Long Beach Initiative and the Redevelopment Agency/North Project Area Committee were a few of the participants. “Today’s program is designed to highlight our community from a unique history and very diverse community and some very exciting public and private developments in our community like the North Long Beach Library and the $105 million Jordan High School renovation,” Neal said.

He kicked off the event by urging visitors to discover what the community holds and the possible benefits that it brings. In showcasing the event’s participants, Neal also stressed that the importance of creating an ideal community requires identifying resources in the community and supporting that effort. “Every preceding problem in our community is actually recognition of a lack of functionality within the community,” Neal said. “It is important that we acknowledge our diverse see discover page 15

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Marijuana dispensaries barred from Signal Hill CJ Dablo Staff Writer

It’s closer to being official– Signal Hill won’t be welcoming any marijuana dispensaries anytime soon. The City Council voted at its Tuesday meeting to specifically prohibit marijuana dispensaries from operating in Signal Hill. City leaders approved the amendment to the zoning ordinance in a firstreading vote on April 19, however, the change to the ordinance will be effective about 30 days after the City Council votes on the amendment in a second reading at a future council meeting, according to the city attorney’s office. While the City never specifically allowed marijuana dispensaries to operate within the city limits, two dispensaries in 2009 had opened its doors and were subsequently shut down, according to City staff reports. The City placed a moratorium on dispensaries while leaders considered how the City would handle requests from businesses who wanted to sell medical marijuana. The moratorium will expire on June 28, according to a City report. The topic has been discussed in public hearings and in past City Council meetings, but no one at Tuesday’s meeting spoke in favor of allowing marijuana dispensaries to open in the city. But if they have a prescription, residents who live in Signal Hill, a city that covers an area spanning about 2.2 square miles, can still get medical marijuana in nearby Long Beach. Last year, the Long Beach City Council voted to approve an ordinance which would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in the city, but Long Beach has not yet issued permits to fully approve the 26 specific collective/cultivation sites that have applied to stay in business and have so far made it through a lottery process. The nearest Long Beach marijuana dispensary that is going through the approval process is 1.2 miles away from Signal Hill’s Civic Center. And while the Council voted unanimously in favor of prohibiting marijuana dispensaries, they did not dispute that some patients could have legitimate medical need for marijuana. “I will also tell you that I actually have prescriptions for medical marijuana if I want it,” said Mayor Larry Forester just before the Council approved the ordinance change. “With HIV and AIDS and, more importantly, with Hepatitis C, both my doctors, because of my loss of weight and problems I’ve had with some of the treatments and drugs, have advised that I… could take marijuana. I choose not to, but if I chose to, I would go to one of those clinics.” The Council also addressed concerns that marijuana dispensaries may lead to crime. Vice Mayor Tina Hansen, who works for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, said she has prosecuted homicide- and gang-related crimes and warned about the effects of marijuana on driving. Hansen remembered a specific tragic case when a mother lost her two young sons after a man driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana drove through a red light and struck their car. “And the tragedy of that case, still after all these years, stays with me because people really don’t

think marijuana is dangerous,” Hansen said. “And it is dangerous. It can be dangerous if [it’s] ingested and then you drive.” Other City Council highlights: Abode Communities Larry Forester presented Abode Communities with the First Quarter Sustainability Award for their work to install photovoltaic electric systems at two locations. The systems provide solar electric power to the Las Brisas Community Center and Las Brisas II. Coyotes John Keisler, bureau manager for the Long Beach Animal Care Services, offered a presentation on coyotes in the area. Keisler encouraged residents to report to their department if they see coyotes but discouraged residents from feeding

the wild animals. More information on how to handle coyotes or other wild animals is available in a report on Long Beach’s website. For more information go to longbeach.gov/acs/urban_wildlife. The Wildlife Watch Program phone number is (562) 570-PETS. Water department employee During the public comment section, a few Signal Hill residents voiced concerns regarding a former Signal Hill employee who had worked for the water department. The employee in question challenged the city’s water safety and claimed he was fired for his “whistle-blowing,” according to Matthew Simmons, a Signal Hill resident who ran unsuccessfully for City Council in the March election. see council page 5

CrOCHeT AND CHiT-CHAT What Crochet class and discussion Who Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) When Every Friday, April 22 through June 10, from 1:30pm to 3pm Where Cal State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd. More info Out of plastic grocery bags, make a yoga mat for to take home or a bed roll that will be distributed to a community center. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own crochet hook (any size between M and Q), sharp scissors, and about 120 plastic grocery bags. Class limit is 25. Kim Masoner, founder of “Save Our Beach,” will be teaching the class. Registration is open now on campus at the HS&D building, Room 119. Call (562) 985-8237 or visit csulb.edu/centers/olli. STreSSeD? What Anxiety, depression and stress help Who Provided by Recovery International, a nonprofit organization When Every Sunday at 4pm Where The Serene Center, 1215 E. 4th St. More info Call (562) 433-4238 or visit lowselfhelpsystems.org. Donation requested but not required. AuTHOr TALK What Author Talk and book signing Who Sponsored by the Friends of Signal Hill Library When Monday, April 25 from 5pm to 7pm Where Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St. More info The movie Antwone Fisher, starring Denzel Washington and Derek Luke, will be shown. Antwone Fisher will speak and sign books from 7:15pm to 8:30pm. Autographed copies will be available for purchase. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Refreshments will be served. Call (562) 989-7324. MiX iN DiSTriCT SiX What Sixth District Town Hall meeting Who Hosted by Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews When Tuesday, April 26 from 6pm to 7pm Where King Park Community Center, 1950 Lemon Ave. More info The meeting will include info on the City of Long Beach Emergency Disaster Plan and a presentation on Building Healthy Communities. This event is free and open to the public. Call the Office of Councilman Dee Andrews at (562) 570-6816 or visit longbeach.gov. GeT iNVOLVeD What Interactive budget workshop Who Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, in cooperation with Next 10 When Thursday, April 28 from 6pm to 7:30pm Where The Expo building, 4321 Atlantic Ave. More info Call (562) 495-2915. SAVe THe DATe What Spring Fling dance party Who Hosted by the BKBIA When Friday, April 29 at 8pm Where Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Ave. More info The public is invited to come together as a community to eat, dance, socialize, and celebrate Bixby Knolls. Admission is $5. All ages are welcome. WALK OF LiFe What Diabetes Walkathon fundraiser Who Hosted by St. Mary Medical Center When Saturday, April 30 at 8am Where Poly High School Track, 1600 Atlantic Ave. More info The goal of the walkathon is to assist uninsured and underinsured diabetic individuals who cannot afford to receive diabetic education. Call (562) 4914838. CLeAN uP YOur COMMuNiTY What Neighborhood clean-up When Saturday, April 30 from 9am to noon Where At the corner of Spring Street and California Avenue More info Water, tools and gloves will be provided, but a limited number of tools are available. Qualifies for graduation credits. Parking will be available in the Gate Center parking lot, courtesy of Signal Hill Petroleum. Be HeALTHY What Healthy Kids and Teens Day Who Hosted by Councilmember Steven Neal When Saturday, April 30 from 10am to 3pm Where Ramona Park, 3301 E. 65th St. More info Families are invited to attend and receive free information and testing, as well as finger printing, immunization, lead testing, dental screenings, HIV screenings, physical fitness demonstrations, and more. Call (562) 570-6137. iN MeMOriAM What Celebration of Life dedicated to former CSULB president and Congressman Steve Horn When Saturday, April 30 at 2pm Where Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St. More info The event is open to the public, but reservations are requested. Call (562) 985-7536 or email to nguevara@csulb.edu with “Steve Horn Memorial” as the subject line. Free parking available. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to the University Library, California State University, Long Beach, c/o CSULB Foundation, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840. THe NeXT SuPPer What Bixby Knolls Supper Club meeting Who Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association When Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 Where Johnny Rebs, 4663 Long Beach Blvd. More info Supporting local restaurants on nights that are typically slow. Reservations a must since event sells out so quickly. 50 seats available each night. RSVP to info@bixbyknollsinfo.com.

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So many people have come forward to share their memories and reflections of Burroughs Elementary School that the Signal Tribune has decided to make “Burroughs Elementary staff share memories of their school that will soon close” a three- or four-parter. The tight-knit school opened in 1950 and is slated for closure at the end of the school year. “I liked that it was a very family-, neighborhood-oriented school. I was there for 23 years, and I got to teach so many wonderful children from the neighborhood families. The whole school was really like a family. We had great support from the parents. “When I first started in 1977, it was a kindergarten-through-third-grade school. It was called a multi-graded school. They were trying it as a pilot program. My first year I had a kindergarten (through) second grade class and the next couple of years I had a first-second-third grade class. We had many, many volunteers. “I had the Reed family, who lived across from the school, and I had all three of the kids. Then the oldest one became my aide. I had all of [former 7th District Councilmember] Ray Grabinski’s kids. They just lived down the street and around the corner. They were all precious. Every time we took the class downtown to City Hall, Ray would show us around. “I still have close contact with so many of the families. The teachers still get together and we exchange letters,

cards and phone calls. We had many wonderful administrators. The staff that was there was there for a long time. Nobody wanted to leave. “We had the reputation of being really hard workers. When you’re a small faculty, you have many more jobs than just teaching in the classroom. You have all the different events. Everybody took on different responsibilities. If you just wanted to be a classroom teacher, you didn’t want to be at Burroughs. “When we had Founders Day, ladies would come that had taught ages and ages ago. These ladies were in their 70s and 80s. They always came back for Founders Day because Burroughs was just the nicest school. Each had to stand up and tell their memories. It’s really a school that so many people held dear. A small school is a nice place to be.” Former Burroughs teacher Linda Alexander “It is a sad thing that our little community is being dispersed. It’s been a safe and nurturing place for kids for many years. My favorite thing about Burroughs is that our tiny school is like a mini microcosm of all the good things Long Beach has to offer. We enjoy great diversity, and our kids are like a family. Because we are so small, our kids are a tightly knit group. They bring an enormous amount of acceptance, creativity, caring and cooperation to our little world. “I love that over the years we have been on the receiving end of many kids who have not been able to thrive at other Long Beach schools. Because

of our small size, remarkable kids and caring teachers, we are able to reach out to those ‘lost’ kids in a way that some big schools just can’t. Our kids are so grounded on a foundation of togetherness that new students who may have had big behavior issues in the past just have nowhere to go with that at Burroughs. When mischievous kids realize they can’t get a rise out of anyone, they begin to settle into a more relaxed and productive way of being. You can actually watch their defenses fall away, and those students who have lived a life of simply trying to survive in the only way they know how, gradually are able to be kids again. For me, this is what makes Burroughs so special. What I will miss most is being a part of a place that truly makes a pro-

OPiNiON Thoughts from the Publisher by Neena Strichart

Today, April 22, is a special day for many reasons. First of all, it is Good Friday, a very sacred day for many of us. On a more personal note, today is the day after our 21st wedding anniversary. Yep, we were married 21 years ago on the 21st. Last night we had a great dinner out and then headed home to spend a quiet evening at home with our pets. The big celebration will be Saturday night when Mom treats us to dinner. Not just about our anniversary, Saturday evening’s festivities will include Steve’s brother Robert– his birthday is, you guessed it, today. Mom had a great plan when she decided we should all get together this weekend. Steve’s birthday is in March, Robert’s birthday and our wedding anniversary is in April, and my birthday is in May. According to Mom, one big lush night on the town should count for all the occasions. I must say, I agree and am looking forward to “dining out” instead of just stopping somewhere to “feed!” Speaking of dining, my gal pal Shari took me out for a fabulous dinner a couple of weeks ago. What a wonderful evening. We “dined” for two and a half hours at the Fireside at the Riviera in Orange County. Let’s just say we started with a flaming spinach and bacon salad and went on to even more decadent fare. Scrumptious– I’m smiling just writing about it. I’m

racking my brain to figure out where I will take her when it’s my turn to treat– that will be a tough act to follow! Getting back to today’s date, oh yes, it is also Cindy Orozco’s birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CINDY! Owners of Orozco’s Auto Repair, Cindy and her husband Servando are two of our favorite advertisers/friends. Always friendly and willing to give of themselves, the Orozcos are a very important part of the Bixby Knolls business community. We are fortunate to have them in our lives. Hmmm, what am I leaving out? Just kidding– last, but certainly not least, today is Brett Ashley Hawkins’ 21st birthday. Brett is one of our very talented writers and a wonderful young man. Many of you know his father, Mark Hawkins. Mark is the owner of InkPeace, a business that recycles and refills computer ink and toner cartridges. You’ve probably seen him driving around town in his decked-out Smart Car featuring the InkPeace logo. Mark introduced us to his son years ago, and we are ever so grateful. Brett not only writes for us, he also goes to school and works quite a busy schedule at Disneyland. We are hoping he will stop by today for a little birthday treat– if he can find time on such an important day. We love you, Brett. Have fun– but be safe!

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Just in time for earth Day Don & Harold’s Auto Care proudly received a new sidewalk with beautiful landscaping. This Public Easement Community Partnership Project would not have been possible without significant participation of many local community members and groups. We would like to publicly thank those that made this possible: Zach Sutter (Eagle Scout), project and fundraising manager, along with Boy Scout Troop 29; Blair Cohn, Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association; John Royce, California Heights Neighborhood Association; the City of Long Beach Redevelopment Agency; Public Works; 7th District Councilmember James Johnson and staff; and various local vendors, including Brian Norton Irrigation, Ricardo’s Nursery, and South Coast Supply. We are truly grateful for all of your efforts. Don Pettey, Ken Herzog Don & Harold’s Automotive Long Beach

found difference in the lives of so many!” Fifth-grade teacher Dr. Karen Carmean-Mathieu Facts about Burroughs Mascot: Bee Motto: Together we make a difference School Colors: Red, white, blue School Song: We are John Burroughs students With pride we wear red, blue and white We have a lot opportunities ‘Cuz Burroughs is out of sight! We follow all the rules at Burroughs With friends we learn and have some fun. B-U-R-R-O-U-G-H-S We’re Burroughs, the school that’s #1!

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New budget adjustments Maida Alcantara, Administrative Services officer and finance director for Signal Hill, reported that several budget items need to be adjusted. One of the major adjustments to the budget will affect the Economic Uncertainties Fund. According to a City report, interest payments from a loan to the Redevelopment Agency and increases to local sales taxes revenue and other revenue sources eliminated the need to use the

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$1,000,000 budgeted from the Economic Uncertainties Fund, which will remain at a balance of $2,284,534. Sanitation District The County Sanitation District No. 29 conducted its meeting just before the City Council meeting Tuesday night. Signal Hill Council members who serve as the board of directors adopted a service charge report in a first-reading vote. A formula that determines how commercial and industrial entities will be charged is based on the charges for a single-family home. The board approved the

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Statewide, police and sheriff’s departments citing distracted driving The first annual April Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign just concluded the first of its statewide and regional enforcement and awareness efforts. The California Highway Patrol, along with 280 police and sheriff’s departments, are participating in the month-long campaign. The goal of this operation is to deter people from using their cellular phones without use of a hands-free device while driving and to create a sense of awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. Younger, inexperienced drivers under 20 years of age have the highest proportion of distraction-

related fatal crashes. In addition, studies show texting while driving can delay a driver’s reaction time just as severely as having the blood alcohol content of a legally drunk driver. The Long Beach Police Department’s enforcement operation conducted on April 6, resulted in the following citations issued by the Long Beach Police Department’s Motor Detail: • 72 citations issued for use of handheld cell phones while driving (Vehicle Code Section 23123a) • Two citations issued for texting or reading an electronic device while driving (Vehicle Code Section 23123.5a)

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County Coroner’s Office investigating baby’s death On Sunday, April 10, at approximately 4:09pm, officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to a local hospital regarding a baby in critical condition. The baby had been transported to the hospital by family members and placed on life support but was pronounced deceased the next day at 3:10pm. The baby has been identified as one-year old Dennis Crow, a Long Beach resident.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office is investigating the case to determine the baby’s cause of death. Those with information regarding this case are asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes or Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via text or email by visiting longbeach.gov/police. ß

Four people arrested after six-month drug-dealing investigation by LBPD A six-month investigation of drug dealing that focused on a North Long Beach business culminated last Friday with the arrest of four people and the recovery of narcotics, narcotic paraphernalia, money, and stolen firearms. In October of 2010, detectives were informed that the owner of a T-shirt business on the 800 block of East South Street, in North Long Beach, was selling narcotics from the business. Detectives began an extensive investigation and learned that the owner of the store, Raul Rodriguez, a 26-year-old resident of Long Beach, along with his two brothers, 23-year old Miguel Rodriguez and 20-year-old Edgar

Rodriguez, both residents of Long Beach as well, were also involved in sales and transportation of narcotics. Last April 13, Long Beach Police narcotic detectives, assisted by officers from the Directed Enforcement Team (DET), the Violent Sexual Predator Team (VSPU), K-9 officers and the Warrant Detail served five search warrants simultaneously in three different locations in Long Beach, one in Bellflower and one in Compton. As a result of this search warrant service, detectives recovered narcotics, narcotic packaging materials and scales, and numerous firearms, including a rifle and two

shotguns of which several were stolen. The three Rodriguez brothers, along with a female, 26-year-old Zoraida Luquin of Long Beach, were all arrested and charged with various crimes, including transportation and sales of narcotics, receiving stolen property and child endangerment due to the accessibility of the firearms to the children hidden in their bedroom. Those with additional information regarding this case may contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Narcotics Detail at (562) 570-7221. Anonymous tips may also be submitted via text or email at longbeach.gov/police. ß

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“launch to literacy” was the theme of last Friday evening’s open house at the Signal Hill library, 1770 E. Hill St. In coordination with National library Week, the City hosted a family-fun and game night at the library featuring a new kid’s area sponsored by the Signal Hill Community Foundation. Pictured, new librarian Gail Ashbrooke reads Humpty Dumpty by Daniel Kirk to young listeners during story time at the open house event. The children wearing crowns had just completed making them at the craft table. Inset: Mayor larry Forester wearing the crown he created.

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Wrigley resident Annie Greenfeld with her freshly picked beets at her retirement home in the desert

Happy Easter from Café Bixby!

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So Cal residents may exchange older lawnmowers for battery-electric models through AQMD program Registration opened April 20 for the Air Quality Management District’s (AQMD) popular “Mow Down Air Pollution” program, giving Southern California residents an opportunity to help reduce air pollution and save money by exchanging a working gasoline-powered lawnmower for a new battery-electric model. Now in its ninth year, the program has 6,600 electric mowers available this year for only $100 to $230, depending on which of five models a consumer chooses. “This program continues to be extremely popular, selling out every year,” said William A. Burke, Ed.D., AQMD’s governing board chairman. “Over the years, thousands of Southern Californians have helped eliminate tons of air pollution by simply trading in their gas mower for a cleaner model, showing that together we can achieve our clean air goals.” When the program ends this summer, AQMD will have scrapped more than 44,400 highly polluting gasoline mowers, removing almost 94 tons of smog-forming volatile organic com-

pound emissions from the Southland’s air. This year, residents will have five models to choose from: • Neuton CE 5.4 (24V, 14-inch cutting width) $100 (retail price $399) • Neuton CE 6.4 (36V, 19-inch cutting width) $160 (retail price $499) • Black & Decker CMM1200 (24V, 19-inch cutting width) $100 (retail price $349) • Black & Decker CM 1936 (36V, 19-inch cutting width) $160 (retail price $449) • Black & Decker SPCM 1936 (36V, 19-inch cutting width, self propelled) $230 (retail price: $699) AQMD will host eight events across the Southland on Saturdays between May 7 and July 23. Residents living within AQMD’s fourcounty jurisdiction must show proof of residency and can register for any event regardless of where they reside in the region. Residents must pre-register to participate in the lawnmower exchange program by visiting aqmd.gov and clicking on the lawnmower exchange

banner or by calling 1-888-425-6247. Registration is on a first-come, firstserved basis. Telephone registration is also available in English and Spanish. Residents must be at least 18 years old to participate in the program. Gaspowered mowers must be in working order, and only one mower per household can be exchanged. Cash, check or major credit cards are accepted for payment. Exchanging a mower is easy and convenient and participants never have to leave their car. Upon arrival, workers will remove the old gas mower from the vehicle and drain it of hazardous fluids prior to its destruction at a metal recycling facility. After payment is made, attendants will place the new, boxed mower in the customer’s vehicle. The entire process takes about 10 to 15 minutes. The lawnmower exchange for Long Beach will be 8am to 1pm on Saturday, May 14 at Veterans Stadium, 5000 East Lew Davis St. ---------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION aqmd.gov

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Long Beach City College’s 39th annual Horticulture Club plant sale is taking place now through Saturday, April 23 from 9am to 6pm at the horticulture gardens located on the Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway. Attendees will find thousands of carefully raised plants from around the world, including drought-tolerant roses, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, tropical plants, cacti, succulents, bedding plants and more at affordable prices. The college’s Sheet Metal and Carpentry Clubs will be selling their creations as well. All proceeds go toward the horticulture program, student scholarships, and field trips, as well as community projects and donations. Free parking will be available in all lots. Quantities are limited, so those interested are encouraged to arrive early for best selection.

Councilmember Johnson to host tree-planting, cleanup near 405 Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson will host a tree-planting and neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, April 23 from 9am to noon, at 33rd Street and Pasadena Avenue. The project, funded by an Air Quality Management District grant, will involve community volunteers, Graner Oil, and Oil Operators, Inc. to plant 37 trees between residences and the 405 Freeway. “I’m happy that we are able to add another layer of protection for those living so near a constant source of air and noise pollution,” Johnson said. “With these new trees, not only will we be helping to reduce the sound of traffic, but we will be creating a green barrier to filter harmful particulates out of the air so that families can breathe cleaner air.” Graner Oil will be greening its property at that location and will be supplying 27 trees for planting. “We recognize and value the importance of being a partner within the community,” said Rob Graner, president of Graner Oil. Kevin Laney, president of Oil Operators Inc., said, “This kind of collaboration with the community adds so many layers of positive growth.” “This is a great example of how public and private entities can work together to achieve great things for our community,” Johnson said. ß

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California Heights United Methodist Church and Children’s Center, 3759 Orange Ave., is inviting children through fifth grade to an Easter-egg hunt that will include crafts, games, face-painting, a visit with the Easter Bunny, and more.

Easter Sunday activities at the historic First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave., will begin with a breakfast at 9am, followed by a children’s Easter-egg hunt in the church courtyard. The Easter service itself will begin at 10am and will include two anthems by the 50-member sanctuary choir as well as special music by the youth bell choir. Rev. Jerry Stinson and Rev. Libby Tigner will each offer meditations on how the biblical Easter stories might be understood in the context of liberal Christianity. Following the service, there will be a bubble celebration for children and a brunch in Patterson Hall. Everyone is welcome at all of the day’s activities. The First Congregational Church is located at the corner of Third Street and Cedar in downtown Long Beach. ----------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION firstchurchlb.org (562) 436-2256

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The event will take place Saturday, April 23 from 10am to noon. Admission and activities are free. Kids, bring your parents. Parents, bring your cameras. For more information, go to calheightsumc.org or call (562) 595-1996. ß

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The First Congregational Church of Long Beach is opening its doors to everyone on Easter Sunday.

City of Signal Hill’s reservoir Park renovations include new sustainable landscape garden The City of Signal Hill Community Services Department has announced the completion of its renovation project at Reservoir Park, 3315 Gundry Ave. A dedication ceremony has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, at 6pm. The event will include dedication of the sustainable landscape garden and demonstrations of workout programs using the new exercise equipment. The improvements to Reser-

voir Park include new landscaping to demonstrate sustainable water usage. Located on the south side of the park, the new garden features a wildflower meadow, native plants and drought-tolerant shrubs. Paths of permeable concrete wind throughout, with decorative rocks and benches made of recycled material for seating. As part of the City’s ongoing efforts to provide active opportunities, four new pieces of outdoor

fitness equipment for adults have been installed. The LifeTrail Advanced Wellness System, designed by Playworld Systems, was developed in conjunction with a leading gerontology and kinesiology specialist for older adults desiring an active lifestyle. The three-sided stations are ADA compatible and promote functional fitness with exercises that enhance strength and flexibility. ß

it’s Your Time… To Live an American Dream

Life is known to throw a few breaking curve balls, which isn’t the easiest pitch to hit. And, it’s always unexpected. But when it’s thrown your way, you do your best to connect. My wife and I had to handle that hard breaking curveball a few years ago when we were asked to help raise our two teenage grandsons living in Summerlin-Las Vegas, Nevada. They needed some extra family support in a new positive environment that offered a family friendly community, great schools, and a solid standard of living. Remember that curve ball? Well, that family support meant my wife and I would need to temporarily relocate from our current home in Long Beach, CA to the Summerlin-Las Vegas area. Our next quest was to locate a home in a family community that offered that positive environment needed for our grandsons, and maybe a future retirement home. We worked with a number of realtors and they directed us to the same location, Summerlin, Nevada. We didn’t realize it at the time, but Summerlin’s

master plan was developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, near the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area, to offer families a variety of land uses for residential, commercial, recreational, educational, and cultural diversity. A note of interest is that Summerlin is named for Howard Hughes’ Grandmother, Jean Amelia Summerlin. Remember that temporary move? It’s lasted ten years, the grandsons have graduated from college, and moved on to their own adventures. While Summerlin continues to exceed all of its goals and is a great place to live (It continues to rank among the top ten best-selling communities in the country 19 years after the development began), my wife and I made the tough

decision to permanently relocate back to Long Beach, CA. This now leaves us with another one of those curves balls. It’s time for someone else to live the American Dream and enjoy all of the amenities that Summerlin offers. After ten years, it’s easy to say that the community of Summerlin offers families and retirees more choices for how and where to live than any other Las Vegas master-planned community. All you need to do is to take a look out your backyard, and you’re see the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area consisting of nearly 20,000 acres of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, and picnic areas. If this isn’t enough, you have access to more than 150 miles of trails connecting to 150 neighborhood

and village parks, along with nine world class premier golf courses with stunning views of mountain landscapes. Included in this master-community are more educational choices than any other Las Vegas community. There are 12 public schools, 13 private schools, and 7 child care facilities. In addition, Summerlin has four institutions of higher education including the renowned Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas. Still not enough? There are 13 houses of worship where diversity is the rule rather than the exception. To complement all of these community services, there are year round performances in the Hills Center amphitheater, Donald W. Reynolds Cultural Center (home of the Nevada Ballet Theatre), and Performing Arts Center. One of the commitments in the early development of the community was to have a healthy community which is why there is nine Health and Fitness centers to choose from, and three major medical facilities including the Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and Nevada Cancer Institute. Imagine, living in a comfortable and safe community environment, and having it at a very affordable price. Everyone wants a good deal, and there are plenty of great deals in Summerlin, Nevada. But, we’re offering what we think is one of the very best great deals in the area for either a family or retiree. Our Summerlin home, built in 1994, is in immaculate condition with 3 Bedrooms/2Baths, 1232 sq.ft., and a lot size of 7900 sq. ft., 2-car garage, RV & Boat storage, and no HOA or monthly fees. Some of the special features of the home are: All new Stainless Steel Appliances Range/Oven/Full Refrigerator/ Dishwasher/Sink Disposal Wood Cabinets Washer/Dryer interior Amenities Security System Vaulted Ceilings/Ceiling Fans in all rooms Ceramic tile in all rooms

exterior Amenities Patio & Fenced Yard/Secluded setting Solar Screens on Windows Professional Landscape- Front & Back Native Drought Plants & Trees

This desirable home in a great location could be your Family Home, Retirement Home, or Vacation Rental. Would our home interest you? Are you ready for a great change? Our offer is to trade your home or rental property (must have a free and clear mortgage) up to $450K, for our quality home in Summerlin, Nevada. There are many advantages to this transaction including a standard escrow process, no bank or financing is required, no capital gains tax, no 25% depreciation tax, no state income tax, and no 9.75% sales tax. If you’re interested in obtaining the property for investment or rental purposes, these types of homes in the Summerlin area are renting for $1100 - $1400 per month.

We’re anxious to hear from you and will discuss all serious offers. If you’re interested and want a complete view of the property, You or your RE agent (4% Co-Op) phone Mike or Jackie Polak at 562-434-0881; Visit website @ www.LittleDipper4U.com for a Photo Gallery; E-mail at

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SH spring fest to focus on fun, safety Organic products are good The Signal Hill Community Services Department will host a Spring Fest at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave., from 9am to noon on Saturday, April 23. Free activities will include egg hunts for children ages 3 to 10 and a bunny trail for toddlers. The Signal Hill Police Department will issue child-identification cards, the

Los Angeles Fire Department Station 60 will have its fire truck on display, and activities will be provided by the Signal Hill Library. A wristband for $1 will allow children access to additional activities including: train rides, crafts, games, and bounce houses. The egg hunt schedule will be: 10am– ages 3 to 5; 10:30am– ages

6 to 8; and 11am– ages 9 to 10. Each child must bring his or her own basket or bag to gather eggs. Families are encouraged to bring a camera for a picture with the bunny. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. -------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION (562) 989-7330

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Earth Day is upon us once again. I remember first celebrating it when I was in middle school, when it was a “new concept.” Today it has grown in magnitude and scope, from Earth-friendly events and celebrations, to full-blown lines of organic and eco-friendly products. Once hard to find, eco-friendly goods are now everywhere. Organic apparel costs a premium in today’s marketplace. “Why so?” you may ask. Cultivating organic cotton requires more hand labor: weeding and cultivating, instead of using insecticides and pesticides; utilizing “good” insects, like lady bugs and preying mantises to eat the cotton pests; using manure and natural compost instead of chemical fertilizer. Cover crops are grown to choke out weeds, and crop-rotation methods are also used to regenerate the land. When cotton crops are done, they are allowed to die naturally, instead of being killed off with defoliants. Once cotton is picked, it is taken to the cotton gin. The machinery needs to be scrupulously cleaned from other non-organic cottons, which leave behind residue in the machinery. Federal law requires this. By producing crops in this way, the environment is cleaner, as there is no pesticide drift from chemical spraying, to be ingested by people or animals in the area.

In a pesticide-laden field, insects are exposed to the pesticides; birds eat the infected insects, or make nests in the pesticide-laden grass. These “edge species” are then hunted by man, and ingested by humans in the food chain. Cottonseed is used in food preparation as well, and the insecticides and pesticides are not removed in the ginning process, which allows them to remain in the cottonseed ingested by humans. That being said, many are seeking out organic products to eat and to wear. Organic T-shirts are extremely popular. Grown in pesticide-free environments, they are soft and usually available in softerhue palettes, reflecting the sky/earth colors and nature’s shades of green. Bamboo is one of the newer sustainable fabrics, creating a silky-tothe-touch feel against the body. With the eco-conscious public looking for alternatives to plastic/paper grocery bags in the marketplace, the popularity of reuseable market bags has exploded. Not only reuseable, which is eco-friendly in itself, these bags now come in organic cotton and canvas and are also available made from recycled plastic water bottles. Surprisingly, even jackets are being made out of those same water bottles! When making your next apparel or promotional item purchase, stop and consider eco-friendly or organic products– they say you care. Sustainable = Responsible. ß

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Public invited to earth Day celebration at LB City Hall The City of Long Beach will host a public Earth Day celebration at Long Beach City Hall at the Civic Center Plaza from 11am to 2pm on Friday, April 22. This event is registered as an official Global Day of Conversation event by the Earth Day Network and will showcase the City’s green initiatives and environmental programs and encourage the community to take individual actions to make every day Earth Day. Residents will be able to get information on City programs and services, including energy efficiency rebates, residential mulchdelivery program, tree-planting program and lawn-to-garden rebates. Mercury-free LED light bulbs provided by SCE, as well as seed packets and vegetable seedlings from the Civic Center Garden Project, will be distributed free of charge. Light refreshments will also be provided. The noontime program will feature Mayor Bob Foster encour-

aging people to participate in the Wyland Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Sustainability Coordinator Larry Rich will also give presentations. “The Earth Day Celebration at City Hall is a great way for residents to engage with the City on sustainable programs,” Lowenthal said. “While the City of Long Beach has assumed a leadership position on many environmental initiatives, it will be the individual day-to-day actions of its residents that will transform us into an even more sustainable city.” The first Earth Day was celebrated 41 years ago on April 22, 1970, with the goal of inspiring environmental awareness and encouraging the conservation, protection, and appreciation of our nation’s natural environment, ecosystems, and resources. ----------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION sustainablelb.com

Nature Center hosting earth Day beach cleanup The El Dorado Nature Center’s staff are inviting the public to join them to help our oceans on Earth Day. The Center is conducting a beach cleanup at Granada Beach on Saturday, April 23 from 9am to 11am.

Bags and gloves will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own to limit the amount of trash generated. Call Brooke Davis at (562) 570-4876 for more information.

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Bixby Knolls Car Wash! We have been certified by both the International Carwash Association and the Western Carwash Association for our efforts to maximize water conservation and energy use. According to the Federal Clean Water Act of 1972 and the California Clean Water Code (13.260-13.265), “No person or persons may discharge water to any waterways without express permission or a permit from a state regional water quality control board.” This means no washing cars in driveways or parking lots. We provide water-saving self-serve and full-serve car washes. We are environmentally sensitive and friendly. We reclaim our water. We installed energy-saving and low-noise-drying equipment. We use cleaning and waxing products that are best for the environment.

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Deciding what to do with trees damaged by storms Winter storms cause tremendous stress and severe damage to trees in the urban forest. Obviously, a snapped or downed tree should be removed. What about a tree that suffers minor damage? How can a homeowner tell if a tree is safe? Minor damage– with only the

smallest branches of the tree being injured– usually results in little or no permanent injury to the tree. All that is required is cleanup of the broken twigs and branches and perhaps a crown cleaning to restore a pleasing shape. More severe damage– large broken branches, split crotches,

Celebrating Earth Day with the following eco-friendly products: • Organic Cotton / Bamboo T-shirts & Polo Shirts • Organic Sweatshirts, Baseball Caps, Towels • Organic Simple Tote and Market Tote: $3.30 to $5.75 each* • Recycled Poly Totes: $2.15 each* • Stow-N-Go Totes: $4.00 to $6.00 each • Biodegradable Sports Bottles: $.89 to $.99 each* • Stainless / Aluminum Sports Bottles: $3.99 – to $4.99 each* • Customized Aloe Vera-Based Sunscreen & Lip Balms*

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removal of bark and splitting or splintering of the trunk– can be caused by strong winds and heavy ice storms. When a tree is severely damaged, the first question that must be answered is: “Is the condition of the tree such that keeping it is worthwhile?” A tree-care professional should be consulted to answer this question. “Most arborists will take the time and effort to save a tree only if the tree will still be healthy, attractive and of value to the property owner after repairs,” explains Tchukki Andersen, BCMA and staff arborist for the Tree Care Industry Association. “A tree-care expert may recommend removal of a tree that has brittle wood and a branch structure that makes it vulnerable to additional damage from future storms. Trees that have been topped by storms can be prime candidates for removal.” Other factors to consider when determining if a tree is worth saving Species– Is this type of

tr ee pr o ne to p es ts an d o th er p r ob lems ? Age– Is the tree mature or over-mature? Vigor– What health condition was the tree in before the damage? Value it adds to the property– Does the tree still have value, even if partially damaged? Sentimental value– Is the tree a living monument? If a tree is not worth saving, remove it as soon as possible. If it is not removed and the tree dies, it could become a hazard tree. Removal of hazard trees is dangerous to the tree-care crew and requires special techniques, adding to the cost. Treating the tree Assuming the decision has been made to repair the tree, the next question is: “Am I capable of repairing the damage myself or should I seek professional help?” Major repair will undoubtedly

require the use of a chainsaw and climbing equipment. Unless one is experienced in the use of such equipment and comfortable working off the ground, it would be best to have the work performed by a competent professional. The Tree Care Industry Association maintains a list of member companies in various areas. Inspect your trees for damage after a storm. If a tree has hazards, such as broken, hanging limbs or a split branch union (sometimes called a branch fork), you should have a reputable tree-care company give an assessment. This is important because you could be held liable if the hazard branch or tree falls and damages property or causes personal injury. What should you do? Homeowners who would like a professional arborist to assess their trees should contact the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture since 1938. It has more than 2,000 member companies who recognize stringent safety and performance standards and who are required to carry liability insurance. TCIA has the nation’s only accreditation program that helps consumers find tree-care companies that have been inspected and accredited based on: adherence to industry standards for quality and safety; maintenance of trained, professional staff; and dedication to ethics and quality in business practices. An easy way to find a nearby tree-care service provider is to use the “Locate Your Local TCIA Member Companies” program. You can use this service by calling 1-800-733-2622 or by doing a ZIP code search on treecaretips.org. ß

CSuDH hosting e-waste roundup in honor of earth Day California State University, Dominguez Hills has a solution for people looking to rid their homes of electronic waste in an environmentally safe and responsible manner. The university has partnered with All Green Electronics Recycling, a national recycling company headquartered in Tustin, to bring an e-waste recycling roundup to its campus from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, April 23. A continuation of the university’s Earth Day celebration that began on Thursday, April 21, the roundup will take place in Parking Lot 4 off University and Toro Center drives at the south end of campus. Among the items being accepted for donation that day will be computers, monitors, laptops, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, cell phones, mp3 players, ink toner cartridges, printers, microwaves, cables and wires, and any small or portable device with a plug or circuit board. Furniture, kitchen appliances or household hazardous waste will not be accepted. All items collected at the roundup will be sold to recycling processing plants in North America; no items will be sent to a landfill or shipped out of the country. CSU Dominguez Hills is located at 1000 E. Victoria St. in Carson. For more information on the roundup, call (310) 243-2438. ß

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CSuLB to host Celebration of Life remembering Steve Horn A public Celebration of Life remembering Steve Horn, former president of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and US Congressman, will take place at 2pm on Saturday, April 30 at the university’s Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St. Horn passed away at his home in Long Beach on Feb. 17 due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 79. Parking for this event will be free. Those planning to attend the Celebration of Life are asked to RSVP by calling (562) 985-5252 or by sending an email to alumni@csulb.edu with “Steve Horn Memorial” in the subject line. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the University Library, California State University, Long Beach, c/o CSULB Foundation, 1250 Bellflower Blvd. ß

Long Beach’s SandBar makes its debut

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same to tie in with the bar’s namesake, the addition of three more TVs to cater to different sporting events and a focus on local and renowned DJs is what sets it apart from the Puka Bar days. With a catering to different demographics at the forefront of the business, SandBar still aims to keep the locals and regulars in mind venturing not too far from what gives the bar its homely feel and down-to-earth ambiance. “I didn’t want to label us as just being catering to one demographic,” Lasalle said. “We want everyone to just come and enjoy.” Opting for a soft opening, the owners are now taking the time to get to know the locals who live around the area and watching the kinds of people that go into the bar. Most of the sources of entertainment will be DJs, as Lasalle has grown up with them and see sandbar page 19

April is Microchip Month at Uptown Animal Hospital! Free exam for new and returning clients through the Month of April! Uptown Animal Hospital is now under new ownership!

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In celebration of Coastline’s 25th anniversary, its owners, Vincent and Ana Attardo, hosted a celebration mixer last Thursday at their place of business, 2480 Brayton Ave. in Signal Hill. The event included a ribbon-cutting hosted by the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce, gourmet refreshments, prizes and individual photographs of attendees. For more information about Coastline Environmental Solutions, Inc. call  (562) 981-2636 or visit coastlineclean.com.

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The SandBar in Long Beach gained a reputation long before its doors opened on April 7. The rumors of the supposed bikini bar ran rampant throughout Long Beach in the months leading up to its unveiling, and now the only thing shockingly revealing about the bar is that it delivers even lower happy-hour pricing than its predecessor without stripping away from its dedication to serving the greater community. The owners, four men with rich backgrounds in business management and entertainment expertise, are venturing into their first bar with great ambitions and open minds. Brothers Ted and Tom Nucum, their father, Lou, and general manager, Ed Pasalle, all teamed up to take over the establishment that was once Puka Bar and created a renovated sports bar where regulars can still feel welcome and youth can take in the nightly DJ mixes. “What really attracted me to the Puka Bar was its actual location. I have a lot of friends that live in the area, and I’ve been in the bar business since 2001,” Pasalle said. “We just want to be that local watering hole, but then in an instant I’ve been having a lot of the old regulars coming in. Some of them probably came in only once a week or every other week, and now we’ve been seeing

them every day or every other day.” Lasalle, former head bartender for Mai Tai Bar, has seen many different demographics come into Mai Tai and through the years has developed a keen eye for what works and what doesn’t in the bar industry. As a result, SandBar offers lower drink prices and happy hour twice a day and shows all major sporting events. In turn, residents have stopped by to show support for the Signal Hill residents and even expressed the fact that they feel safe and like what they’ve done with the place. “We outsource our own security. We make them look tasteful– we make them wear suits. We want to have that professional outlook on our establishment,” Lasalle said. “Our main goal is to make sure that our patrons have a good time.” While much of the décor within the location stayed the

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Musical Theatre West’s (MTW) Footlighters Guild recently announced the winners of its annual Footlighters Scholarship competition. Each year the Musical Theatre West Footlighters present five $1,000 scholarships to high-school students in the Los Angeles County and Orange County school districts. This year 41 students representing 21 high schools auditioned. The participating schools were: Central LA HS #9, Cleveland High School, Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, La Habra High School, Lakewood High School, Los Alamitos High School, Los Angeles High School of the Arts, Millikan High School, Mission Viejo High School, Orange County High School of the Arts, Pacifica High School, Palos Verdes High School, Renaissance High

School, Rosary High School, San Juan Hills High School, South Gate High School, South High School, Torrance High School, Valley Christian High School, Warren High School and Wilson High School. Winners of the Footlighters $1000 scholarship are Jessamyn Arnstein from Central LA HS #9, Elizabeth Romero and Jacob Gonzalez from Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, Landon Zwick from Orange County High School of the Performing Arts, and Bren Johnson from San Juan Hills High School. The Footlighters will host an awards ceremony for these students on June 18. Two of the five winners were selected to represent Musical Theatre West and participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), also known as the Jimmy™ Awards, in New York City on June 27 at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway. Elizabeth Romero will represent Best Actress for her role as Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Jacob Gonzalez will represent Best Actor for his role as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Both played these roles at their high school this year. Last year, Footlighters scholarship winner, Kyle Selig, also from Huntington Beach High School Academy of Performing Arts, participated in the Jimmy Awards and won Best Performance by an Actor from among 44 students from across the nation. Musical Theatre West is one of 25 theatre companies in the country to send students to participate. “We are thrilled to send two very talented up-and-coming performers to the Jimmy Awards,” said Sari Rose Poll, MTW’s Education/Outreach coordinator. “We are so proud they will be representing Musical Theatre West.” -------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION nhsmta.com

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issued. No estimate was given for how long this process will actually take. But residents like Sam Portillo, a Wrigley resident who lives near one of the prohibited dispensaries, don’t like the idea of medical marijuana dispensaries. He lamented how his neighborhood has been affected. “I feel that Wrigley is a dumping ground for liquor stores, motels, 99cent [stores] and now dispensaries, ” said Portillo in a March telephone interview. Portillo, who serves on the Wrigley Association board and the Neighborhood Action Group, said he didn’t believe that the people who patronized the prohibited dispensary near his home were really patients who needed marijuana for medical use. Many of them were males in their 20s and 30s, he said, and they did not look sick. Portillo suspected that this particular dispensary on Pacific Avenue was not serving patients with legitimate medical needs. And for Portillo, it didn’t matter whether other marijuana dispensaries would still undergo a strict vetting process before they received city permits. “If they are going to legalize recreational marijuana, just do it. Stop calling it medicine,” said Portillo in a follow-up telephone interview last Wednesday. While Signal Hill has so far successfully kept marijuana dispensaries from operating within its city limits, Long Beach’s ordinance that was

Medical marijuana collective permit lottery winners 4th Street Collective Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1069 E. Wardlow Rd. Avalon Wellness Collective, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1302 Gaylord St. The Airport Collective (collective) . . . . . . . . 1424 E. Broadway Chronic Pain Releaf Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1501 Santa Fe Ave. Herbal Solutions Naples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1581 W. Wardlow Rd. CLB Collective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1667 W. 9th St. The Airport Collective (cultivation) . . . . . . . 1725 Seabright Ave. LB Collective Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1731 E Artesia Blvd. Long Beach Green Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1735 E. 7th St. Evergreen Medical Marijuana Coop . . . . . . . 1827 E. Spring St. Cornerstone Health & Wellness . . . . . . . . . . 1838 E. Wardlow Rd. Emerald Beach Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1932 E. Anaheim St. Eartheart of Long Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1940 E. Del Amo Blvd. 562 Discount Med Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2025 E. 10th St. RLB Collective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2119 Curry St. Natural Herbal Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2130 Cowles St. NLB Collective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2335 Long Beach Blvd. Calm Collective Wellness Center . . . . . . . . . 2515 E. Anaheim St. 1 Love Beach Cooperative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2767 E. Broadway CARE Alternative Meds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3009 South St. Alternate Health Collective Association . . . . 3428 Long Beach Blvd. Belmont Shore Natural Care (collective) . . . 5375 2nd St. Cannabis Evaluation Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5595 E. 7th St. Alternative Therapeutic Solutions . . . . . . . . . 5707 Atlantic Ave. Belmont Shore Natural Care (cultivation) . . . 6635 Sarnia Ave. Holistic Alternative Herbal Medicine . . . . . . 6978 Stanley Ave. Source: longbeach.gov

revised in February has a host of requirements for the dispensaries that choose to stay in business. In addition to ordinance requirements that necessitate locations be at least 1,500 feet away from high schools and 1,000 feet away from schools serving students in kindergarten through junior high, medical marijuana dispensaries are prohibited from operating near parks. According to the new ordinance, businesses will have to install security cameras at pub-

lic right-of-ways and parking lots that are designated for the dispensary. The police department will have access to live and recorded surveillance captured through the cameras through an Internet connection. In addition, the City will not allow anyone convicted of a felony within the last ten years to be responsible for the management of the dispensary. If the medical marijuana dispensaries still want that permit, it will be a long road ahead.

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PuBLiC NOTiCeS CiTY OF SiGNAL HiLL TST3725 NOTICE OF ORDINANCE INTRODUCTION Ordinance No. 2011-04-1425 was introduced by the City Council on April 19, 2011. A summary of the ordinance is as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING A PORTION OF CHAPTER 10.40 OF THE SIGNAL HILL MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE SPEED LIMITS ON WALNUT AVENUE BETWEEN BURNETT STREET AND WILLOW STREET A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Office. Second reading and adoption of this Ordinance is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Kathleen L. Pacheco City Clerk Published in the Signal Tribune newspaper on April 22, 2011. Posted at City Hall, Library, Discovery Well Park, and Reservoir Park on April 22, 2011.

CiTY OF SiGNAL HiLL TST3724 NOTICE OF ORDINANCE INTRODUCTION Ordinance No. 2011-04-1424 was introduced by the City Council on April 19, 2011. A summary of the ordinance is as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 11-02, A REQUEST TO AMEND THE SIGNAL HILL MUNICIPAL CODE BY LISTING ‘MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY’ AS A PROHIBITED USE IN ALL ZONING DISTRICTS INCLUDING CHAPTER 20.20, ENTITLED “COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS,” CHAPTER 20.30, ENTITLED “SP-10, PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY SPECIFIC PLAN,” CHAPTER 20.32, ENTITLED “SP12, FREEWAY SELF-STORAGE SPECIFIC PLAN,” CHAPTER 20.39, ENTITLED “SP-19, GENERAL INDUSTRIAL SPECIFIC PLAN,” CHAPTER 20.40, ENTITLED “SP-1, TOWN CENTER EAST SPECIFIC PLAN,” CHAPTER 20.45, ENTITLED “SP-3, TOWN CENTER WEST SPECIFIC PLAN,” CHAPTER 20.47, ENTITLED “SP-4, AUTO CENTER SPECIFIC PLAN,” CHAPTER 20.49, ENTITLED “SP-6, COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR SPECIFIC PLAN”, AND PROHIBITING THE USE AS A HOME OCCUPATION IN ALL RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS UNDER CHAPTER 20.04 “DEFINITIONS”

A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Office. Second reading and adoption of this Ordinance is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Kathleen L. Pacheco City Clerk Published in the Signal Tribune newspaper on April 22, 2011. Posted at City Hall, Library, Discovery Well Park, and Reservoir Park on April 22, 2011.

CiTY OF SiGNAL HiLL TST3723 NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION Ordinance No. 2011-04-1423 was introduced by the City Council on April 5, 2011 and adopted by the City Council at a regular meeting held Tuesday, April 19, 2011. A summary of the ordinance is as follows:

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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 10-04, AMENDING TITLE 20 OF THE SIGNAL HILL MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO STORAGE USES AND STORAGE YARD FENCES BY PROHIBITING NEW STORAGE YARDS AND REQUIRING MAINTENANCE STANDARDS FOR EXISTING OUTDOOR STORAGE YARDS AND OUTDOOR STORAGE AREAS The ordinance was adopted by the following vote:

notiCe iS HereBy given that due to terms expiring on May 31, 2011, two vacancies each exist on the Signal Hill Civil Service, Planning, and Parks & recreation Commissions. the City of Signal Hill will be conducting a recruitment to fill each vacancy. all interested residents are encouraged to apply. to serve as a Civil Service, Planning, or Parks & recreation Commissioner, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older; and a registered voter and resident of the City at least 29 days prior to the date of appointment. each member shall continue to reside in the City for the duration of the term of office (Signal Hill City Charter Section 602). if you are interested in serving as a Commissioner, please call (562) 9897305 for an application or for further information. applications are also available in the City Clerk’s office, 2175 Cherry avenue, Monday–thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on the City’s website at www.cityofsignalhill.org. applications will be accepted until friday, May 6, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. Published in the Signal tribune on 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 & 5/6

AYES:

Mayor Larry Forester, Vice Mayor Tina L. Hansen, Council Members Michael J. Noll, Ellen Ward, Edward H.J. Wilson

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None

ABSENT:

None

ABSTAIN:

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Pursuant to Signal Hill City Charter Section 315, this ordinance shall become effective 30 days from and after the date of its adoption. A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Office. Kathleen L. Pacheco City Clerk Published in the Signal Tribune newspaper on April 22, 2011. Posted at City Hall, Library, Discovery Well Park, and Reservoir Park on April 22, 2011.

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will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) the independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. a Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/12/11 at 8:30aM in dept. 5 located at 111 n. Hill St., loS angeleS, Ca 90012 if yoU oBJeCt to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. if yoU are a Creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. the time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. yoU May exaMine the file kept by the court. if you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a request for Special notice (form de-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. a request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. attorney for Petitioner Peggi CollinS, eSQ. - SBn 132537 laW offiCeS of Peggi CollinS 2377 CrenSHaW Blvd #310 torranCe Ca 90501 4/22, 4/29, 5/6/11 CNS-2083076# THE SIGNAl TRIBUNE TST3721 notiCe of trUStee’S Sale trustee Sale no. 746337Ca loan no. 5303651599 title order no. 110027159-Ca-MaiyoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt dated 04-03-2006. 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 05-13-2011 at 10:30 aM, California reConveyanCe CoMPany as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 04-11-2006, Book na, Page na, instrument 06 0784297, of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California, executed by: JoSe a delgado, a Married Man aS HiS Sole and SeParate ProPerty, as trustor, Mortgage eleCtroniC regiStration SySteMS, inC., (MerS), Solely aS noMinee for lender, firSt HoriZon HoMe loan CorPoration, 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 WeSt Side of tHe loS angeleS CoUnty CoUrtHoUSe, direCtly faCing norWalK BoUlevard, 12720 norWalK Blvd. , norWalK, Ca legal description: tHe SoUtH 42.5 feet of lot 20 of SCHloBoHM traCt no. 5, aS Per MaP reCorded in BooK 11, Page 58 of MaPS, in tHe offiCe of tHe CoUnty reCorder of Said CoUnty. amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $407,186.66 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1960 rayMond avenUe

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877-FOTOsTriP Signal Hill, Ca 90755 aPn number: 7216-017024 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: 0421-2011 California reConveyanCe CoMPany, as trustee regina Cantrell, aSSiStant SeCretary California reConveyanCe CoMPany iS a deBt ColleCtor atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt. any inforMation oBtained Will Be USed for tHat PUrPoSe. California reconveyance Company 9200 oakdale avenue Mail Stop: Ca2-4379 Chatsworth, Ca 91311 800-892-6902 for Sales information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com aSaP# 3968639 04/22/2011, 04/29/2011, 05/06/2011 TST3716 NoTICE oF TRUSTEE’S SAlE YoU ARE IN DEFAUlT UNDER A DEED oF TRUST DATED 5/26/2005. UNlESS YoU TAKE ACTIoN To PRoTECT YoUR PRoPERTY, IT MAY BE SolD AT A PUBlIC SAlE. IF YoU NEED AN EXPlANATIoN oF THE NATURE oF THE PRoCEEDING AGAINST YoU, YoU SHoUlD CoNTACT A lAWYER. a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state 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 a deed of trust described below. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the deed of trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. trustor: DANIEl DURAN, A SINGlE MAN duly appointed trustee: Western Progressive, llC recorded 6/2/2005 as instrument no. 05 1289383 in book —-, page —- and rerecorded on —- as —- of official records in the office of the recorder of los Angeles County, California, date of Sale: 5/5/2011 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West Side of the los Angeles County Courthouse, Directly facing Norwalk Boulevard, 12720 Norwalk BlVD, Norwalk, CA amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $302,506.58 Street address or other common designation of real property: 2599 Walnut Avenue 127 Signal Hill, CA 90755 a.P.n.: 7211-026-130 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. if no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: the beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporation a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving notice of Sale Spec-

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Western Progressive, date: 4/4/2011 llC, as Trustee c/o 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 960-8299 __________________________________ robin Pape, trustee Sale assistant --------------------------------------------------------TST3715 notiCe of trUStee’S Sale title order no.: 684495 trustee Sale no.: 73242 loan no.: 9041267014 aPn: 7216-004-029 you are in default under a deed of trust dated 12/08/2004. 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 05/05/2011 at 01:00 PM, dSl Service Company as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded on 12/16/04 as  doC # 043249266 of official records in the office of the recorder of los angeles County, California, executed by: george W. Howells, iii, an Unmarried Man, as trustor  downey Savings and loan association, f.a., as Beneficiary Will Sell at PUBliC aUCtion to tHe HigHeSt Bidder for CaSH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state).   at: the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Ca, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein:  as more fully described in said deed of trust.  the property heretofore described is being sold "as is". the street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2497 - 99 east 20th Street, Signal Hill California 90755. the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein.  Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said deed of trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the deed of trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust, to-wit: $372,964.45 (estimated) accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. the beneficiary under said deed of trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of default and demand for Sale, and a written notice of default and election to Sell.  the undersigned caused said notice of default and election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code § 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. the timeframe for giving a notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply to this notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. date:  4/4/11    for: dSl Service Company, as trustee By: fCi lender Services, inc., as agent 8180 east Kaiser Blvd., anaheim Hills, Ca 92808 U.S. Bank national association, Customer Service department (800) 824-6902 for trustee Sale information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures.com or call: 925-603-7342. vivian Prieto, vice President fCi lender Services, inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (rSvP# 268653)(04/15/11, 04/22/11, 04/29/11)

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TST3710 NoTICE oF TRUSTEE’S SAlE tSg no.: 4415534 tS no.: Ca1000197057 fHa/va/PMi no.: aPn:7215-018-023 yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt, dated 05/15/06. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeeding againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer. on April 28, 2011 at 11:30 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, llC, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 05/24/06, as instrument no. 06 1142158, in book , page , of official records in the office of the County recorder of loS ANGElES County, State of California. executed by: HENRY A. RoMERo,. Will Sell at PUBliC aUCtion to HigHeSt Bidder for CaSH, CaSHier’S CHeCK/CaSH eQUivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd. Pomona, CA.. all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: aS More fUlly deSCriBed in tHe aBove Mentioned deed of trUSt aPn# 7215-018-023. the street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2120 EAST HIll STREET #205, SIGNAl HIll, CA 90755. the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said deed of trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said deed of trust, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust. the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale is $457,912.20. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s Trustee. the beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. date: 03/30/11, First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, llC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers — for trUStee’S Sale inforMation PleaSe Call (916) 939-0772. first american trustee Servicing Solutions, llC May be acting as a debt Collector attempting to Collect a debt. any information obtained may be used for that purpose. nPP0179190 04/08/11, 04/15/11, 04/22/11 TST3711 notiCe of trUStee’S Sale trustee Sale no. 1312267-10 aPn: 7214-013-021 loan no: xxxxxx6495 tra:005674 ref: Borden, rUSSell UninS Property address: 2600 eaSt PanoraMa drive #103, Signal Hill Ca 90755 iMPortant notiCe to ProPerty oWner: yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt, dated September 07, 2007. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeeding againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer on april 28, 2011, at 10:30am, Cal-WeStern reConveyanCe CorPoration, as duly appointed trustee under

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1431 28th St, Signal Hill (562) 988-9150 and pursuant to deed of trust recorded September 25, 2007, as inst. no. 20072207532, in book -, page -, of official records in the office of the County recorder of loS angeleS County, State of California executed by: rUSSell H. Borden and nanCy K. Borden, HUSBand and Wife aS Joint tenantS Will Sell at PUBliC aUCtion to HigHeSt Bidder for CaSH, CaSHier’S CHeCK 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: at tHe WeSt Side of tHe loS angeleS CoUnty CoUrtHoUSe direCtly faCing norWalK Blvd., 12720 norWalK Blvd. norWalK California all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: CoMPletely deSCriBed in Said deed of trUSt the street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2600 eaSt PanoraMa drive #103 Signal Hill Ca 90755 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $448,012.42. if the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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 SaleS inforMation: Mon - fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (714)7302727 Cal-WeStern reConveyanCe CorPoration 525 eaSt Main Street P.o. Box 22004 el CaJon Ca 92022-9004 dated: april 07, 2011 Cal-WeStern reConveyanCe CorPoration By: - authorized Signature aSaP# 3946266 04/08/2011, 04/15/2011, 04/22/2011 TST3703 / 20110470863 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. iSland girl glaSS, 2. iSland glaSS, 3350 gundry ave., Signal Hill, Ca 90755. registrant: dyana anderSen, 3350 gundry ave., Signal Hill, Ca 90755. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: dyana andersen. 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 March 30, 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: april 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011. TST3704 / 20110470864 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. MitCH Barney, 2. MitCHell Barney aSSoCiateS, 3.Baron Strong, 4. Baron Strong aSSoCiateS, 5318 e. 2nd St., #640, long Beach, Ca 90803. registrant: MitCHell B. Barney, 133 argonne ave., long Beach, Ca 90803. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Mitchell B. Barney. 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 March 30, 2011. notiCe: this fictitious business name state-

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is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Patrick r. Palmer, 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 March 31, 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: april 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011. TST3713 / 2011001269 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: roCK SoUP groUP, 2301 e. 28th St., #303, Signal Hill, Ca 90755. registrant: 1. roland KoSSer, 2. loU alonSo, 2301 e. 28th St., #303, Signal Hill, Ca 90755. this business is conducted by: an Unincorporated association other than a Partnership. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: roland Kosser. 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 april 6, 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: april 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011.

TST3705 / 20110474259 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: Warrior ClotHing, 4900 Clair del ave., Unit 126, long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: 1. SHaUn KiMUra, 2657 e. Monroe St., long Beach, Ca 90810, 2. CHriStoPHer figUeroa, 4900 Clair del ave., Unit 126, long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: a general Partnership. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Christopher figueroa. the registrants have 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 March 30, 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: april 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011.

TST3712 / 20110437636 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: Waggin' tailS, 4126 del Mar ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: StePHanie green, 4126 del Mar ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Stephanie green. 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 March 1, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on March 23, 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: april 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011.

TST3706 / 20110379803 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: K and a aUto MeCHaniC ServiCe, 732 n. fries ave., Wilmington, Ca 90744. registrant: Joel rodrigUeZ, 732 n. fries ave., Wilmington, Ca 90744. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Joel rodriguez. 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 March 1, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on March 11, 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: april 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011.

TST3714 / 2011 002514 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: HarMon'S HoMe iMProveMent & ConStrUCtion CoMPany, 2759 St. louis ave., Signal Hill, Ca 90755. registrant: terry lee HarMon, 1824 Jose ave., long Beach, Ca 90815. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: terry lee Harmon. 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 March 1, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on april 7, 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: april 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011.

TST3707 / 20110479375 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: BixBy KnollS Mortgage, 3801 atlantic ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: PinnaCle CaPital Mortgage CorPoration, 1620 roseville Pkwy., Suite 248, roseville, Ca 95661. this business

TST3717 / 2011 001899 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: Miro aCCoUnting, 1624 Burnett St., Signal Hill, Ca 90755. registrant: natalie ContreraS, 322 n. Bayport Circle drive, Unit a, anaheim, Ca 92801. this business is conducted by: an individual. i

declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: natalie Contreras. 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 January, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on april 7, 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: april 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2011. TST3718 / 20110486660 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: Californai MaSoniC endoWMent fUnd, 5918 Parkcrest St., long Beach, Ca 90808. registrant: laKeWood lodge 728 f&aM, 5918 Parkcrest St., long Beach, Ca 90808. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Joseph Williams, treasurer. 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 april 1, 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: april 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2011.

TST3719 / 2011000442 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: dental StUdio-JaSMine MinaSyan d.d.S., 924 e. Broadway, long Beach, Ca 90802. registrant: MinaSyan d.d.S. inC., 924 e. Broadway, long Beach, Ca 90802. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Jasmine Minasyan, President. 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 March 1, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on april 5, 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: april 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2011. TST3726 / 2011 012559 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. g2g innovation, 2. SilverWingZ, 3616 Pacific ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: JoHn W. gray, 3616 Pacific ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: John W. gray. 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 april 21, 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: april 22, 29, & May 6, 13, 2011.

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trating for a lot of fans and people to see the Lakers lose this way, knowing that they can do better. They are the two-time defending champs, and any team that has its eyes on the prize would have to go through the Los Angeles Lakers first. Pau Gasol only shot the ball nine times in on Sunday’s loss against the Hornets– that's unacceptable. Gasol has too much talent, and we can say he's arguably one of the best power forwards in the league. There is a bit of inconsistency, but he has to come out of every game motivated, focused and ready to take on the challenge. He has a reputation of being “soft” in the league, and that's why players often test him and play very physically against him. This game isn't about being hard or soft, it's about being hun-

gry and wanting it more than your opponent. It's about having heart and passion for the game. Gasol received so much criticism for his performance in game one because of his lack of hunger. All he needs to do is come to work and do his job. The Lakers will also need the presence of Odom and Bynum to advance to the next level. Every player in the game needs to sweat, not just Bryant. In game two on Wednesday night, the Lakers sent a message to the Hornets’ Chris Paul. After letting him have his way in game one, they were able to hold him to 20 points and nine assists. That was a downgrade after going for 33 points, seven rebounds, and 14 assists on Sunday afternoon. Bynum was a factor for the Lakers, and the stat sheet proved

APriL 22, 2011 it: he had 17 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots. Bryant wasn’t that effective on the offensive end, but he was able to aggravate Paul on the defensive end. Gasol had another unhealthy game, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, and five assists. His game is inferior so far, shooting only 21.1 percent in this series. Odom showed why he won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year trophy, pouring in 16 points and grabbing seven boards in just 28 minutes off the bench. In order for the Lakers to win this series, they are going to need Gasol to be more productive offensively. They’re jet-setting out to New Orleans on Thursday to meet in game three set for tonight. During the regular season the Lakers won both games against the Hornets, but in the playoffs both teams are 0-0. I expect the Lakers to win the series, but nothing will be easy for the champs. All we can hope is that the Lakers are focused and mentally ready to play.

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Coaches and players from the Cal State Long Beach roller hockey team with the championship trophy after defeating Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, 4-3, in the finals of the Division I National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association championship.

For the first time in the school’s history, Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) roller hockey club team has captured the Division I National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) championship, upsetting the favorite in the semifinals before defeating Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in the title game on April 10 at the Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, Wisconsin. Roller hockey is played on what is called sport court, something similar to plastic tiles, in a standard-size rink. Games consist of three 12minute periods with four players and a goalie competing for each team. Team rosters can have from eight to 16 players, but only four skaters and a goalie play at a time for each. “We are so proud to be the first university in NCRHA history to bring the national championship to the West Coast, and we couldn’t have done it without our coach, Bill Burrows,” said team president Travis Benson, a junior kinesiology major from Fountain Valley. “Bill has volunteered countless hours to this team for the past four years and has wanted this championship more than anyone. So for us to win the title for him, and the university as well, was huge for us. “Not too many students know that we have an elite roller hockey club here at Cal State Long Beach,” he added. “So, for us to get this recognition and support feels great.” The CSULB roller hockey team has had its share of success in recent years. The squad made it to the Elite Eight at nationals the last two years and has been ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation. To get to the finals, however, the 49ers had to get by the favorite– Lindenwood University. “Lindenwood is a team that has been to the finals the past 10 years, and they went 28-0 during the (regular) season this year,” Benson said. “We took them down (5-4) in the semifinals.” In the upset win over Lindenwood, Ryan Burrows, a senior business major, scored all five CSULB goals. Once past the powerhouse, the 49ers set their sights on Cal PolySLO, setting up the first West Coast final ever. Both CSULB and Cal Poly-SLO compete in the Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League during the regular season. In the championship game, Cal Poly held a 1-0 lead after one period, but CSULB tied it at 1-1 after two. In the third and final period, the 49ers outscored their opponent, 3-2, to come away with the 4-3 victory and the title. In the title game, Burrows opened the scoring for CSULB with his second-period goal at the 4:51 mark. In the third period, Ryan Doyle, a junior accounting major, scored on a power play at 0:53; Benson scored at 1:11; and Skyler Hoar, a junior marketing major, knocked in the eventual game winner at 6:29.

CSULB opened the tournament in Pool B of round-robin play, losing to Michigan State 5-3, tying Penn State 7-7, and defeating Missouri State 52, to earn a first-round bye. Once into single-elimination play, the 49ers defeated the University of MissouriSt. Louis, 5-2, in the second round, and the University of Tampa, 7-3, in the third round to advance to the semifinals against Lindenwood. ß

knows that they can change a genre and cater to a crowd. “One thing also, we’re in the Wrigs (Wrigley), right? So we’re not downtown, we’re not Hollywood, so why am I going to charge expensive prices on liquor? We’re in a residential area,” Lasalle said. Stemming from this mindset is a happy-hour menu created by Lasalle that is expected to please the Regular Joe stopping by for a beer or the group of ladies coming in for some drinks on a Friday night. With $2 domestic pints, $3 well drinks and $4 specialty drinks from 4pm to 7 pm and 8pm to 11pm, SandBar’s happy-hour specials offer the traditional Mai Tai, specialty martinis such as their key lime pie, and specialty shots like their White Gummy Bear. “We have a strawberry margarita that’s on our specialty drinks menu that is made out of vodka, simple syrup and freshly muddled strawberries,” Lasalle said. “Every single drink is hand-

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muddled. A lot of the locals love our beer prices,” added Tom Nucum. The newly minted bar owners also pride themselves in providing a safe and clean establishment for patrons by keeping the staff much later for clean-up and hiring a security company that specializes in how to defuse a situation and administer First-Aid care. “It goes back to us implementing firm and strict rules as far as dress code, and it goes back to our security. No hoodies, no baseball caps after 9pm, no athletic apparel,” Nucum said. “Just to keep the community safe, the patrons safe and the staff. Patrons and staff are our number-one priority.” As the team works through kinks and cements their status in the community, they hope to open up a kitchen offering appetizers and vegan options since many people are gravitating toward that lifestyle. Themed nights will also be underway, such as: Taco Tuesday nights, during which they would partner up with different taco trucks; music genre-themed nights such as ’80s, reggae and others; and sports nights such as

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the Lakers playoffs. “We also want to give back to the community, and that’s just something that I think is really strong altogether. We want to get the community involved,” Nucum said. The team has already thrown a nonprofit fundraiser for cystic fibrosis and hopes to participate in other fundraisers for different causes aimed at promoting awareness. SandBar is already gaining attention through its Facebook and Twitter profiles, but much of its success now lies in the hands of its community and patrons. “We like to interact with our guests and sit down next to them. We’re very approachable,” Lasalle said. “We want to be welcomed into the community and be part of the community.” SandBar may be open from 4pm to 2am daily, however Lasalle’s vision for the reputation of the bar pays homage to a more famous bar-based TV show. “As long as we open our doors, we’re keeping our fingers crossed,” Lasalle said. “During the day we’re going to be like Cheers.” ß

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