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County health officials closely watching murine typhus Councilmembers open dialogue recognizable disease. Symptoms between residents and city employees

A Long Beach map of reported murine typhus cases over the last five years, courtesy of Lamar Rush, Vector Control coordinator for the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Environmental Health Vector Control Program. CJ Dablo Staff Writer

Local health officials are closely tracking murine typhus after two counties noted a rise in the number of peo-

ple who have been exposed to the disease in recent years. Even though both counties of Los Angeles and Orange have made efforts to alert the public about the increase in the number of murine typhus cases, it’s not an easily

include fever that can last a few days, headaches and sometimes a rash. According to figures provided by its public health department, LA County saw 31 cases last year in which individuals had contracted murine typhus, a disease spread through infected fleas. That number was one of the biggest on record, according to Dr. Rachel Civen, an LA County public health official. In Southern California, the strain of bacteria that is infecting these fleas is called rickettsia typhi. With two months left in this year, LA County has so far confirmed 16 cases for 2011. Orange County reported 11 cases for the same time period, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. Suburban neighborhoods like the ones in Signal Hill and Long Beach are special targets because of the kinds of animals that may be responsible for spreading the disease to people. In Southern California, health officials have named primarily possums and cats– both feral and domestic outdoor cats– as potential carriers of the fleas that cause murine typhus. Civen, a medical epidemiologist with the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program of the LA County Department of Public Health, emphasee TYPHUS page 11

LB Gas and Oil partners with SCE to offer rebates to homeowners for energy-conservation projects Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer

Long Beach residents will have the opportunity to receive up to $1,280 in energy rebates for performing whole-house energy-conservation projects under a new joint partnership between the Long Beach Gas and Oil Department (LBGO) and Southern California Edison (SCE) Company that was announced earlier this month. On Oct. 11, the Long Beach City Council authorized the city manager to allow the partnership with SCE in offering the rebates to their joint customers through

the Energy Upgrade California Program. Qualifying projects under the Energy Upgrade California Program can also receive additional rebates offered by SCE and Los Angeles County under the same program. As additionally stated on the program website on Oct. 25, Signal Hill residents will also be able to take advantage of the same energy upgrade rebates and incentives. “We’re very supportive of the rebate program that has been established between Southern California Edison and the City of Long Beach,” said 5th District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske.

“We encourage people to take advantage of that because that can be between $320 and $1,280.” The LBGO rebate program funds are limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis and are retroactive. Residents can review rebate information found on the program website and contact LBGO with any other specific rebate questions. The Energy Upgrade California Program is collaboration between the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, utilities, local governments, non-governmental organizations and the prisee ENERGY page 14

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Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich (far left) thanks residents for attending the second North Long Beach Community Assembly. Several neighborhood groups were represented, giving residents a chance to get involved with the community. Athena Mekis Staff Writer

A bottom-up approach was used at the second North Long Beach Community Assembly Oct. 22 as residents and city employees discussed recent accomplishments and possible solutions to city plights. Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich and 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal hosted the assembly at Dooley Elementary School, presenting speakers from the Long Beach Police Department, the Redevelopment Agency, Animal Care Services and several neighborhood associations. North Long Beach Police Dept. North Patrol Commander Galen Carroll of the Long Beach Police Department informed residents of the fiscal resolutions the City has decided for the police department. He called the two main decisions to decrease officers and increase parolees a “perfect storm.” The City of Long Beach will not be hiring any new police officers for the next fiscal year. The employee reduction will occur through attrition, the natural occurrence of staff moving or retiring, to avoid layoffs. According to the State of California website, beginning Oct. 1, “non-violent, non-serious,

non-sex offenders” whose sentences are less than three years will not be sent to state prisons. Instead, they will serve their sentences in county jails. As the Los Angeles County Jail cannot house this influx of inmates, many non-violent, non-serious, non-sex offenders will be placed on parole. “There are 15,000 parolees now,” Carroll said. “When the current county inmates are released, there will be an estimate 28,000 parolees.” In response to this information, Eileen Oien, president of the Saint Francis Neighborhood Association, gave her input about developing community groups and programs that would assist parolees from further partaking in criminal activity. On a positive note, gang enforcement officer Chris Zamora shared good news with the residents about the newly revamped injunction process, which is a system that allows police officers to keep track of individuals who have been charged with gang activity. Those served with an injunction are not allowed to drink alcohol in public or associate with other known gang members, Zamora said. He shared several success stories, including one in which a gang member thanked Zamora for the injunction see NLB page 15

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Port extends public review of, comments on proposed terminal until Dec. 2

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The Port of Long Beach will accept written comments on a draft environmental study of Pier S through Dec. 2, 2011.

The Port of Long Beach has extended the public review period on a draft environmental study of Pier S, a proposal to develop a state-of-the-art, $650 million container shipping facility on Terminal Island. The Port will accept written comments until Dec. 2, 2011, providing additional time

for groups, individuals and agencies to submit comments on the document. The original deadline was Nov. 15, 2011. The proposed Pier S shipping terminal development on a vacant 160-acre parcel would utilize the latest technology and practices for reducing air pollution from cargo

operations. The new facility would generate and sustain up to 40,000 new permanent jobs in the region, as well as thousands of temporary construction jobs, according to a press release issued by the Port on Tuesday. The Port released the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and supplemental environmental impact report (SEIR) on Sept.16, analyzing the impacts of the proposed development and the mitigation measures that would be used to address those impacts. For more information on the project, including electronic versions of the environmental reports, go to polb.com/Pier_S. The environmental documents are available for review at: • polb.com/ceqa • Port of Long Beach Administration Building, 925 Harbor Plaza • Long Beach Public Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave. • Long Beach City Clerk, 333 W. Ocean Blvd. • San Pedro Regional Branch Library, 931 Gaffey St., San Pedro • Wilmington Branch Library, 1300 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington Written comments can be submitted to Richard D. Cameron, director of Environmental Planning, 925 Harbor Plaza, or Cameron@polb.com.

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LGB director appointed to board of Airports Council International Long Beach Airport (LGB) this week announced the appointment of Airport Director Mario Rodriguez to the Airports Council International North America (ACINA) board of directors effective Oct. 19, 2011. Airports Council International (ACI) is the association of the world’s airports. ACI-NA’s member airports transport more than 1.5 billion passengers per year, representing more than 95 percent of the market. It is the largest of the five world regions that make up Airports Council International, which represents 1,650 airports in 179 countries and territories. “This appointment is very important for the city and Long Beach Airport because Mario now has a significant role at the national and international level of airport advocacy,” said Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. As a director, Rodriguez will advocate for policies that strengthen the ability of airports to better serve their passengers, airline partners, customers and communities. The board of directors interacts regularly with such federal and international organizations as the Federal Aviation Association (FAA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Air Transport

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LGB Director Mario Rodriguez

Association (ATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and International Air Transport Association (IATA). “This gives LGB a seat at the big table and an opportunity to have a voice in the national arena,” Rodriguez said. “I am very honored to be on the board of directors for such a highly respected national and international organization.” Rodriguez will also help provide direction for ACI-NA on a host of issues with legislative, commercial, technical, environmental, passenger, and other interests to ensure effective advocacy and communication. The board of directors is elected for a three-year term of service.

SHPD to collect expired prescriptions On Oct. 29 from 10am to 2pm the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will provide an opportunity for residents to help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription

drugs. Residents may bring their medication for disposal to the Signal Hill Police Department, 1800 E. Hill St. The service is free and anonymous. Last April, Americans turned in 376,593 pounds– 188 tons– of prescription drugs at nearly 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than

3,000 state and local law-enforcement partners. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines left, and sometimes forgotten, in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, according to the SHPD.

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One injured, one dead after altercation, stabbings On Saturday, Oct. 22, at approximately 1:50am, officers from the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) responded to the 1200 block of East Fourth Street in regards to a stabbing that later resulted in the death of an adult male. The preliminary investigation revealed that three men were involved in a verbal altercation in the parking lot of an area business when one man stabbed the other two with

a bladed instrument. Both victims sustained wounds to the torso area and were transported to a local hospital where one was pronounced deceased a short time later. At press time, he is only being identified as a 28-year-old resident of Long Beach, pending notification of his next of kin. The second victim, also a 28year-old Long Beach resident, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Several hours later, detectives arrested the suspect in the city of Anaheim. At this time he is only being identified as a 24-year-old male resident of Santa Ana, pending the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call LBPD Homicide Detectives Mark McGuire or Greg Krabbe at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips via text or web can be submitted to Tipsoft by visiting tipsoft.com.

LBPD work with torrance PD to arrest man for indecent exposure on city bus

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), working in conjunction with the Torrance Police Department, has arrested a male suspect in connection with an “indecent exposure” incident that occurred on a public transit bus in the city of Torrance, and it is believed that additional victims may exist in either city. The Torrance Police Department received a report in July 2011, regarding a male Hispanic suspect who exposed himself to a female victim while riding on a public bus. Torrance detectives subsequently identified the suspect as a Long Beach resident and sought charges with the Los Angeles District

Attorney’s Office, then a warrant for the suspect’s arrest was issued. Torrance detectives requested the assistance of LBPD, and on Oct. 6, 2011, detectives from LBPD’s Violent Sexual Predator Unit located the suspect at his Long Beach residence and arrested him on the “indecent exposure” warrant. The suspect was then turned over to the custody of the Torrance Police Department. Through their follow-up investigation, Torrance detectives learned that the suspect may be responsible for several similar crimes between January and July 2011, while riding busses in the city of Long Beach. The suspect has been identified as

46-year-old Luciano Contreras of Long Beach and is described as a Hispanic male, 5’9” tall, approximately 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Detectives would like to hear from anyone who was the victim of a similar crime in either city and who has not already reported the incident to police. Victims wishing to report a similar incident while in the city of Torrance should contact the Torrance Police Department’s Sex Crimes Detail at (310) 618-5576. To report a similar incident while in the city of Long Beach, victims should contact the LBPD's Sex Crimes Detail at (562) 570-7368.

Emergency Alert System’s nationwide test to interrupt service for several minutes On Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 11am, a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be conducted. Similar to local EAS tests conducted on a regular basis in our area, the national test will also include all broadcast TV stations, radio stations and video providers, including cable and satellite operators at the same time. However, unlike the local EAS tests that usually last approximately 30 seconds, the nationwide test may

last up to three and a half minutes, and it will interrupt programming on all channels from all service providers. This national EAS test will be conducted jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS), the

federal agencies that have EAS management responsibilities. Although the EAS has been in existence for more than 15 years, there has never been an end-to-end, nationwide test of the system. The nationwide test is being conducted to verify the reliability of the EAS system and its effectiveness in alerting the public on a national scale. -----------------------MORE INFORMATION fcc.gov/pshs

EGGS WItH tHE ELKS What Monthly breakfast Who Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge 888 Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower When Sunday, Oct. 30 from 8am to noon More Info Breakfast will be open to the public and $6 per person. The meal includes eggs as you like them, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits with gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee. HAuNtED StOrYtELLING What Author talk and book signing Who Presented by the Friends of the Signal Hill Library When Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7pm Where Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St., SH More Info The theme will be “Haunting Talk” and will cover ghosts, murders and mayhem in Long Beach and Signal Hill. Author and historian Claudine Burnett will speak about her books Haunted Long Beach, Haunted Long Beach 2, and Murderous Intent? Long Beach CA: 1880s-1920. Admission will be free, but donations are appreciated. Autographed books will be available for purchase. HOLIDAY CrAFtS AND GIFtS SALE What Annual Nightingale Faire Who Hosted by the Children’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary When Thursday, Nov. 3 from 10am to 8pm Where Miller Children’s Hospital, 2801 Atlantic Ave., LB More Info The faire will feature decorative and holiday home accessories, jewelry, women’s clothing, toys, gourmet food, stationery, candles and several other items. All proceeds from the event, the hospital gift shop and the annual fashion show will benefit the children at the hospital. Call (562) 933-2309. COMMuNItY MAttErS What Community meeting When Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6:30pm to 8pm Where Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., LB More Info All community members are invited to discuss with the City’s traffic engineer the findings and recommendations of the sixmonth pilot program addressing the Linden Avenue traffic control. WOMEN’S HEALtH tALK AND FrEE FLu SHOtS What 2nd annual free health seminar for women Who Presented by 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews in conjunction with St. Mary’s Medical Center, Oxford Healthcare, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation When Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10am to 1pm Where Union Bank Building, 1900 Atlantic Ave., LB More Info Topics of discussion will be breast cancer, mammograms and being a caregiver. There will be a question-and-answer session between each presentation. Free flu shots will be offered to the women in attendance. Free parking and light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. RSVP at (562) 570-6816.

RePete after me: we goofed. In our October 21, 2011 edition, we listed the wrong phone number and web address for Pete’s Plumbing. The correct phone number is (562) 599-0106 and the correct website is petes-plumbing.com. We apologize for any inconvenience and copies of the ad with correct information will be mailed and/or delivered to any who request a copy.

Pete’s Plumbing 3099 E. Pacific Coast Highway Signal Hill CA 90755

(562) 599-0106 www.petes-plumbing.com

Steve Shaw

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Illegal tobacco sales to minors in Long Beach reach new low PuBLISHEr/EDItOr-IN-CHIEF

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Illegal tobacco sales to minors in Long Beach have decreased by 79 percent since 2004, according to new data from the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department). In 2004, the illegal sales rate to minors in Long Beach was 36.1 percent, compared to the statewide rate of 14 percent. In 2011, youths who attempted to purchase tobacco illegally were successful only 7.7 percent of the time. “The importance of keeping tobacco products away from the youth in our community cannot be overstated, especially since tobacco use so often leads to dis-

ease and death,” Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal said. The reduction in the illegal tobacco sales rates in Long Beach can be attributed to several factors. In 2008, the Health Department implemented the Tobacco Retail Program (TRP), requiring all retailers who sell tobacco products to obtain a permit and follow specific requirements. Inspections are conducted by environmental health inspectors to educate the retailers on the state law and the health risks of tobacco exposure to youth. As a component of the program, the Health Department works with the Long Beach Police

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Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was little, going trick-or-treating was so exciting that I rarely slept the night or two before. Planning the costume was the best part– well, maybe second best to all the free candy. Having little money to spend on such things as a “store-bought” costume each year, Mom, Dad and I would creatively rummage through closets, drawers, garage cabinets and trinket boxes for items to put together to make just the perfect Halloween outfit for me to wear out on my candybegging venture. This year Steve and I were invited to a Halloween party hosted by longtime family friends. The invitation proclaimed costumes to

be optional, so I figured I’d just wear some bat earrings and call it close enough. While at Disneyland a few days before the party, I couldn’t help but be inspired by all the park’s characters and little kids dressed up as princesses and pirates. Finding and then buying the perfect Minnie Mouse pirate princess hat gave me my inspiration to really dress up for that upcoming party. Putting together the rest of the costume brought me back to those trick-or-treat days. I went to Dollar Tree and bought temporary pirate tattoos and a little pirate kit that included a small plastic sword and an eye patch along with a big plastic earring. My next stop was Goodwill in search of a blouse or jacket that would be pirate-princess-like. No luck there, so I headed off to another Goodwill location. After a quick walkthrough, I decided to try Out of the Closet, a thrift store over on Pacific Coast Highway at Redondo Avenue. BINGO. I found a fabulous Victoria’s Secret sheer black kneelength robe with black flocking in all the right places. The satin-type cuffs were the perfect glamorous touch for a pirate princess. At home I dug out an old hot-pink off-shoulder T-shirt, a pair of nice-fitting

black pants, a pair of black flats with big buckles and a blonde hairpiece to wear under my Minnie Mouse ears. I dug out some old Halloween jewelry that I had been collecting for years, threw on the whole kit and kaboodle, applied way too much makeup, and I was ready for the party. What a ball we had. Steve dressed as a cowboy– all items he already owned– so we got away with two costumes for under $25. My point is to have fun this Halloween. You don’t have to spend a fortune to really dress it up. Hit the thrift stores or local shops that specialize in vintage or vintage-like clothing. Try About U at 4342 Atlantic Ave. or Bixby Exchange just a few doors north of them. They have lots of cute clothing that would be great to use for costume-type wear. This Saturday evening from 5pm to 8pm, a couple of our staff members, Steve and I will be helping out at the Signal Hill Halloween Harvest Festival located at 1780 Hill St. at the basketball courts. Cost for the event is $3 per child (13 years and under only). Admission for parents or guardians is free. Festivities include a petting zoo, games, contests, candy, music and lots of FUN. See you there! I just might don my pirate outfit for the occasion.

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Losing the music: the ACLU and Long Beach schools By Kerri Hikida • Director of Operations at Jammin’ Music & Arts

The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) has long been lauded for its excellent school music programs. Starting in third grade, students were able to study the violin or cello, and in the fourth and fifth grades, they could also choose a woodwind instrument. Many of these budding musicians went on to play in Long Beach’s award-winning middle- and high-school bands and orchestras. Many studies have been done showing the positive effects studying a musical instrument has on the mind, including improved memory, concentration, and abstract reasoning skills. Which is why, as a Long Beach parent, I was dismayed to hear that this year, LBUSD would be cutting back on its music programs for elementary-school students.

The reason? A class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2010 against the State of California over “public school academic fees,” for things like field trips, transportation, classroom supplies, art materials, and music instrument rentals. One Long Beach school, the California Academy of Math and Science, was specifically named by the ACLU in its report “Pay to Learn: An Investigation of Mandatory Fees for Educational Activities in California Public Schools” for its offense of “charging students fees for physical education uniforms that they are required to wear.” The ACLU states that these fees violate the California Constitution guaranteeing children a free education and discriminate against the poor.

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Smoking remains the numberone preventable cause of death and disease, killing more than 400,000 Americans each year. Since 1989, California’s tobacco control efforts have saved an estimated 1 million lives and more than $86 billion in healthcare costs. For more information about the City's Tobacco Retail Program call (562) 570-7905 or visit www.longbeach.gov/health/eh/tpermits.asp. Additional information on tobacco education and prevention programs is available by calling (562) 570-7950, visiting www.longbeach.gov/health and hovering over “Health Promotion,” or visiting TobaccoFreeCA.com.

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Department to conduct an annual Youth Purchase Survey, which can lead to sting operations on retailers suspected of selling tobacco products to minors in Long Beach. Recent data from the state indicates that tobacco use continues to decline in adult populations as well. According to the California Department of Public Health, tobacco use among adults has decreased statewide over the years to a rate of 11.9 percent. California now has the second lowest rate of adult smokers in the nation and is one of only two states to reach the federal Healthy People 2020 target of reducing the adult smoking rate to 12 percent.

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Because of this climate, and a corresponding California Assembly Bill 165 aiming to codify the principles of the lawsuit, the LBUSD restructured its music programs for 2011: instrumental music education for all third graders has been suspended, fourth graders are limited to violin only, and fifth graders can choose between strings and “advanced woodwinds.” Participants at each school are chosen by lottery. Twenty violins will be supplied at each school for children to share, but they will not be able to take the instruments home, according to LBUSD Music Curriculum Leader James Petri. In this era of severe budget cutbacks to public schools, is this the right time for such a lawsuit? According to an article on LBUSD’s website, nearly 1,000 violins are needed for fourth and fifth graders at a cost of about $265,000; 275 trumpets are needed in fourth and fifth grades at a cost of about $126,000, and “the school district also needs cellos, flutes, clarinets, saxophones and trombones.” A student’s right to having free textbooks and teachers is definitely worth a fight. But playing an instrument, playing on the football team, being a cheerleader, going on a field trip– can we really expect public schools to shoulder the entire costs of these programs when they can

barely afford to retain the instructors? Is it really unreasonable to require parents to pay for team uniforms their child will be wearing, or to rent an instrument their child will be blowing into? It would appear that Governor Brown agrees. He vetoed AB 165 on Oct. 8, stating that the bill “goes too far” and “takes the wrong approach” in addressing student fee issues. The ACLU lawsuit, which was stalled pending the outcome of AB 165, will now move forward. In the meantime, the cuts to the local elementary music programs have already taken place. No one wants a child to be left out of an activity because they can’t afford to pay the fees. However, scholarships or booster funds can be made available for those who truly can’t afford them. While the intentions of the ACLU are to ensure that no one is left out, if the schools can’t ask parents to pitch in somewhere, it becomes more likely that everyone will be left out. The Long Beach Unified School District is accepting instrument donations. Call (562) 997-8175 to donate instruments, or bring instruments to a collection day scheduled for 9am to noon Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Teacher Resource Center, Room C, 1299 E. 32nd St., in Signal Hill.

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Junior League of LB celebrating 80 years of community service For the last 80 years, members of the Junior League of Long Beach (JLLB) have been volunteering to strengthen the community. On Sunday, Oct. 30, the JLLB will kick off a year-long celebration of its eight decades of service with the announcement of a $25,000 fundraising campaign for its longtime project, the Children’s Dental Health Clinic (CDHC). The JLLB fundraising gift will help the CHDC with its sterilization lab and equipment needs. In honor the JLLB’s long history of support, a new sterilization lab will be named the Junior League of Long Beach Instrument Processing Center. “The Junior League of Long Beach and the Children’s Dental Health Clinic came together in 1936 when the Junior League

helped relocate the CDHC from an 8 [foot by] 10 foot room in Community Hospital to a LBUSD [Long Beach Unified School District] bungalow,” said John L. Blake, DDS, CDHC executive director. “In this bungalow, where half was set up for treatment and the other half for oral-health education, the Junior League began years of financial and volunteer support that helped thousands of children at the CDHC. As the CDHC moved to larger facilities, the Junior League followed us with unwavering support.” The origins of the Junior League of Long Beach go back to Oct. 30, 1931, the date eight local women met to become part of the Junior Charity League. These community leaders were drawn together by their commitment to promoting vol-

untarism, developing the potential of women, and improving their community. In 1936, they became the Long Beach chapter of the Association of the Junior Leagues of America. Since that beginning, the JLLB has developed, supported and launched more than 60 projects, making a measurable, positive impact on the welfare of greater Long Beach children and their families. In addition to the CHDC, other notable JLLB projects include the Mary McLeod Bethune Transitional Center for the education of homeless young people, the Rancho Los Cerritos Docent Program, and Kids in the Kitchen, which teaches the importance of nutrition to children. During the

2010-2011 year alone, more than 1,200 children and their families were impacted by JLLB programs. The Children’s Dental Health Clinic, the JLLB’s longest-running project, was established in 1932 by local dentist Dr. Robert Anderson to serve the children of the poor. In 1936, the JLLB joined in his effort. Today, the CDHC has evolved into a comprehensive, hospital-based facility with satellite clinics in Bellflower and Catalina Island, as well as a Mobile Dental Clinic. The CDHC’s Main Clinic is located in Miller Children's Hospital at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. ---------------------------MORE INFORMATION (562) 989-6400

Gabelich to host birthday-party fundraiser to benefit dog park Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich will host a birthday party for herself that will benefit the Uptown Dog Park at Scherer Park. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7pm to 10pm at the Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., in Bixby Knolls. The proceeds from the event will go towards improvements at the Uptown Dog Park, including

additional benches and adding decomposed granite as ground cover for the large dog area. The MP Triple J Band will perform, and guests will also be able to enjoy appetizers from a number of restaurants in Bixby Knolls and North Long Beach. “I want everyone to come and have a great time at the party, while also helping to raise money for some worthwhile improvements at

the Uptown Dog Park,” said Gabelich. The Uptown Dog Park opened in 2009 at Scherer Park. Continued use of the park has worn away the grass, leaving the large dog area with mostly dirt. Gabelich estimates that the costs for the improvements will be about $25,000. Tickets for the event are $25 per person, and reservations are

required. Additional sponsorship levels are also available. Contributions are tax-deductible and will go to the Long Beach nonprofit group Partners of Parks. Although the party will ultimately benefit dogs, guests are asked to leave their canine companions at home during the event. To purchase tickets or get more information, call (562) 570-6685 or visit longbeach.gov/district8.

the Pythian Youth Foundation, the Signal Hill Community Foundation and Signal Tribune join forces to send children to camp The Pythian Youth Foundation of California, in partnership with the Signal Hill Community Foundation and the Signal Tribune, will host “Italian for a Knight,” a benefit dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10 to help send children to camp. The event, which will take place at the Signal Hill Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St., from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, will feature a menu prepared by acclaimed chef Ugo Allesina of Prego Ristorante in Irvine. The Pythian Youth Foundation and the Lakewood/Long Beach Knights of Pythias have served the Greater Long Beach Community for the last 68 years, providing a range of services to children and youth. It is most known for providing seven-day wilderness camping adventures for youth between 9 and 11 years of age at the Pythian Youth Camp in the heart of the Sequoia National Forest. “Italian for a Knight will provide

the community an opportunity to learn more about the Knights of Pythias and its efforts in the community to explore ways to make sure that children from Signal Hill can take part in the unique ‘rite of passage’ offered through wilderness camping,” said Thomas White, executive director of the Pythian Youth Foundation and member of the Lakewood/Long Beach Lodge. The Knights of Pythias was established in 1864 to promote friendship and goodwill. It was the first fraternal order to receive a charter under the United States Congress. Three U.S. presidents, including Warren G. Harding, were among its members, as well as jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Sun Ra. Services offered by the Pythian Youth Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, include an early childhood literacy program called “Is This Book for Me?” and a head

injury safety program that gives free bicycle helmets to young bicyclists and skateboarders. Last year, more that 25,000 age-appropriate books were collected for children from 4 to 11 years of age, and nearly 4,000 bicycle helmets were given away. “Our mission is to enrich the lives of

children, youth and families through wilderness camping and community education,” said White. A limited number of tickets are on sale for $25 each. For tickets or more information, call Phyllis Jaffe at (562) 430-0630 or email nanapmj@verizon.net.

Question: I lost all my personal contacts when my hard drive failed. How can I avoid this from happening again? Answer: My suggestion is old school. Printing out a copy of your computer’s address book never fails. In Windows Vista and Windows 7, go to the Start menu to All Programs and open Windows Contacts; if Windows Contacts is not listed, type “contacts” in the Search box and hit the Enter key. Select a contact (or contacts) and choose the Print option from the toolbar. In the Print Range area of the box, click All Contacts to print all the addresses. The Print Style option lets you select a page layout. Click the Print button and there you go. Another suggestion, buy a flash card and backup your data frequently.

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Assembly members Bradford and Lowenthal convene hearing to find answers to southwest blackout Assembly Members Bonnie Lowenthal (D–Long Beach) and Steven Bradford (D–Gardena) led a joint hearing Wednesday to discuss problems and solutions stemming from the southwest-area power outage that disabled power for more than five million area residents in California and parts of Arizona and Mexico last month. The outage affected customers of San Diego Gas & Electric Company, the Imperial Irrigation District, Southern California Edison (SCE), Arizona Public Service in the United States and Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in Mexico. The joint hearing of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce and the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management included testimony from high-ranking officials with electricity reliability organizations and utilities, emergency responders, wireless communications providers, and wastewater facility operators. The session included time for members of the public to provide comment. “Any time you have a failure like this in a major metropolitan area, you need to ask questions and get at the root cause of what went wrong,” said Bradford, who is chair of the Utilities and Commerce Committee. “Obviously, whatever safeguards were in place did not work. We need to fix that and identify steps we need to take to make the electricity system less vulnerable and quicker to recover.” The outage, which occurred September 8, was caused when a 500-kilovolt, high-voltage line from Arizona went out of service, although it is not clear if the work on the transmission

LBPD shares tips for safe trick-or-treating Halloween can be great fun for both children and adults alike. The Long Beach Police Department is encouraging residents to practice the following safety tips and exercise common sense to ensure everyone has a good time, safely. • Be sure your child’s activities are age-appropriate • All children should be accompanied by an adult • Only visit homes that are well lighted and never go into a stranger’s house • Stay on the sidewalk and only cross at corners • Stay in well-populated areas

line was a single event or one of a number of other events that caused the outage to spread throughout the affected area. San Diego City Hall was shutdown, classes at many schools were canceled, and the outage also triggered a 3-million gallon sewage release into the Los Penasquitos Lagoon and the Sweetwater Channel near the San Diego Bay and two wildlife preserves. In addition, some cellular tower service caused communication difficulties until backup systems were restored. The hearing covered the various ways a major power outage can disrupt other residents and infrastructure, including vulnerable populations who rely on power for life-sustaining equipment, wireless phone service which can become overwhelmed in an emergency situation, and public safety. “In the spectrum of possible disasters, this was fairly minor, but it certainly has focused the community’s interest in emergency planning, and we have to seize this opportunity to make sure we have the best plans possible,” said Lowenthal, who chairs the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Planning. In addition to chairs Bradford and Lowenthal, Assembly Members Fletcher, Hernández, Hueso, Atkins, Gaines, V.M. Perez, Block and Senators Kehoe and Vargas posed questions to the panelists. “Obviously there are some deficiencies and vulnerabilities in the grid,” Bradford said. “This blackout is very glaring proof that we must make improvements and modernize the grid to ensure that it can handle our current and future demands.”

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Air Force. He commanded the 4th Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colorado, where he led his unit during launch, test and operational activation of three Milstar communications satellites. He also commanded the Space-Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Space Group and the SBIRS Wing. He led the development, launch, test and on-orbit check out of the final Defense Support Program Satellite, the first two SBIRS polar orbiting payloads, and the first SBIRS geosynchronous satellite. The event will also honor the Merchant Marines and Gold Star Mothers, who are honorary grand marshals.

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It all boils down to coffee. I love talking to other gardeners because I learn so much. In the past month, I’ve had the honor of discussing edible gardening with members of the Long Beach Gardening Club and the Lakewood Community Garden. Both are outstanding organizations with lively, interesting, knowledgeable members. Three questions popped up related to the same unlikely subject– coffee. When asked, Can I use coffee grounds on my plants?, I answered with my usual rap. Coffee is fine on acid-loving plants like azaleas, blue hydrangeas, camellias, gardenias and blueberries. Well, at both meetings I was gently told that coffee (and coffee grounds) enhance everything! So I did some research, and here’s what I found: Most experts say coffee grounds are wizards in the compost bin but should be used sparingly as a top dressing, and then only for acid-loving plants. Be careful using it on fruiting plants such as tomatoes. Coffee grounds add nitrogen– essential for leaves and green color– but may cannibalize soil’s phosphorous, which is necessary for flowering and, eventually, those ripe tomatoes. If this is too much chemistry for you, as it is for me, I suggest sprinkling those used grounds sparingly

and see what happens. The next question: What type of worms is used in worm bins, and where can we get them? The answer is red worms, or red wiggler worms, and you can get them on Amazon. I am not kidding. But what, you ask, does that have to do with coffee? Turns out that worms like coffee, too. When intrepid Washington master gardeners used up 270 pounds of coffee in their worm bins, they found that these happy wigglers produced high-quality compost– and lots of it. Worms can eat and expel their own weight every day. Use the grounds soon after brewing to avoid souring, which attracts fruit flies. For more on composting and vermiposting (composting using worms), attend a free workshop. Stop by the LA County-sponsored event on Nov. 12 from 9:30am to 11am at Birney School, 710 W. Spring St. (ladpw.org). On Nov. 19, visit a Long Beach-hosted session at 2929 E. Willow St. from 10:30am to 12:30pm (longbeachrecycles.org). Discounted bins will be available. The last question: My basil plant isn’t doing well; what can I do to help it flourish? Well, by now I bet you know the answer: Coffee. According to Organic Gardening magazine, spraying undiluted, cooled coffee on basil plants gives them a boost.

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The Long Beach Police Department has joined forces with Long Beach Memorial to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Pharmaceutical Take-Back initiative, along with several other law-enforcement agencies around the nation. This initiative seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft through the collection of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The last two events, one in September of 2010 and the other in April of this year, yielded more than 1,000 pounds of pharmaceuticals, collectively. The event will offer a drivethrough service that is free and anonymous. The driver of the 25th, 50th and 75th participating vehicle will be awarded a pair of Aquarium of the Pacific tickets. This year’s event will be: Saturday, Oct. 29 10am to 2pm Long Beach Memorial 2801 Atlantic Ave. (enter main parking area off of Atlantic Avenue)

According to the Long Beach Police Department, this initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medications that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Prescription drug abuse in the United States is increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to their availability. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medications, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away, both of which are potential safety and health hazards. Once collected, the unwanted pharmaceuticals will be turned over to the DEA, who will safely destroy the drugs. For more information regarding the National Take Back Initiative, visit dea.gov or contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Drug Investigations Section at (562) 5707221.

CSuLB and LBuSD offering free credential program for laid-off teachers In an effort to assist laid-off teachers from the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) is offering single-subject credentials in foundational-level mathematics and general science through its College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE). The first cohort of 30 math students and 30 science students began taking the credential courses Oct. 17. All courses are being offered at no cost to participants. Fees are being covered with the help of grants to CSULB and LBUSD as well as support from the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network (PGWIN). The program includes the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) test fees and filing fees for the credential through CSULB. This support will enable eligible participants to qualify for additional services such as childcare, transportation, job placement assistance and counseling services. Four three-unit, upper-division undergraduate classes are being offered, three of which are focusing on

content and one that is focused on instructional methods at the secondary level, both middle and high school instruction. Field experiences will augment all four courses and will provide opportunities for participants to engage in teaching with K-12 students in whole-group, small-group and individual learning settings. “The courses will greatly benefit recently laid-off Long Beach Unified teachers who are interested in earning a foundational-level mathematics credential or a foundational-level general science credential,” said Jeet Joshee, CSULB’s dean for CCPE. “Teachers who complete the courses and already have a multiple or single-subject credential in a different subject will have a secondary credential that authorizes them to teach a range of areas inside their subject, such as algebra and geometry or introductory life science and physical science.” Another cohort is expected to begin in fall 2012. For more information about these credential programs, contact Regina Cash at rcash@ccpe.csulb.edu or (562) 985-8358.

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will include trick-or-treating from decorated cars in the children’s center parking lot. For more information, visit calheightsumc.org or call (562) 5951996.

2pm, ghoulish activities, Edgar Allen Poe-try Contest, a Best Home-Decorated/Home-Carved Pumpkin Contest, and scary arts and crafts. Tickets cost 50 cents each, contest entries are $2 and the bouncer is $1. Proceeds from the event will be used for new park furnishings. Actors dressed as Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley will perform excerpts from the novelists’ famous works near the bandshell at noon, 1pm and 2pm. For more information, call (562) 983-8139.

Calvary Chapel Signal Hill will host its annual community outreach, the “Let Him Shine” Celebration, from 6pm to 10pm. The event will take place on the campus of Signal Hill Elementary School, 2285 Walnut Ave., as a safe and fun environment for families and will include free carnival games, jumpers, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and free candy. There will also be a puppet show for children, a live drama presentation and live music. For more information, contact assistant pastor Amaury Rosario at (562) 8045509.

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The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., will be clearing out and selling many of its costumes and props during a two-day rummage sale from 9am to 3pm at the theater. The sale will also include clothing, household items, art and jewelry. More info at (562) 4333363 or foundtheatre.org. The families at lafayette elementary School, 2445 Chestnut Ave., will host their annual harvest festival from 2:30pm to 6:30pm on the school’s playground. The monies raised this year will be used to purchase printers for classrooms. Event activities will include a bean-toss competition, hair coloring, arts and crafts, and a costume contest.

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The Historical Society of long beach will present its 16th annual cemetery tour of the two oldest cemeteries in the city from 9am to about 3:30pm. Tickets can only be purchased on the day of the event at Sunnyside Cemetery, 1095 Willow Ave., from 8:30am until noon– cash or check only. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase throughout the day. A free hot dog and hamburger lunch will be available from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The event is a familyfriendly walking tour in a park-like setting, with some uneven ground. There is some parking space available inside Sunnyside and plenty of parking in the surrounding neighborhood. Prices are $18 general admission, $12 for HSLB members, and $5 for students. Children 11 and under are free. bixby Park Preservation and long beach Department of Parks, recreation and Marine will host their second annual Halloween carnival at Bixby Park, corner of 1st Street and Junipero Avenue between Broadway and Ocean Boulevard, from 11am to 3pm. The event will include prizes for carnival games, a costume contest at

los altos united Methodist Church, 5950 East Willow St., will host a Halloween carnival for young children and preschoolers at 4pm, with games, a costume parade, and fun for the family until 6:30pm. The public is welcome to participate in the festivities in the church parking lot at the corner of Woodruff Avenue and Willow Street. Admission is free. Contact the church office at (562) 598-2451 for more information. Shops on 4th Street’s retro row will participate in a Day of the Dead/Halloweenthemed “Last Saturdays on 4th” event from 4pm to 8pm. A Dia de los Muertos art exhibit will line the street. The Art Theatre, 2025 E. 4th St., will offer free popcorn to those with a receipt from that day from any Retro Row merchant. (Also, The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be screened at midnight with shadowcast.) Also included will be other art exhibits, a food truck, a costume party, trick-or-treating and live music. Visit 4thstreetlongbeach.com/uncategorized/la st-saturdays-on-4th-october-29th-4-8-pm. The City of Signal Hill will host its annual Halloween carnival from 5pm to 8pm on the Signal Hill Park basketball courts (on Hill Street just west of Cherry Avenue). This family event, themed as a “Halloween Harvest Festival,” will feature old-fashioned games, a petting zoo, contests, a juggler, food, candy and live music.

Admission is $3 for children (age 13 and under); adults get in free with payment for a child. long beach Symphony Orchestra will launch its 2011-2012 Orchestra POPS! season at the Long Beach Arena, 300 East Ocean Blvd., with American Songbook, featuring Principal POPS! Conductor Steven Reineke along with New York cabaret performer Tony DeSare presenting classic tunes by Cole Porter, Irvine Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more. Audience members are invited to attend dressed in Halloween costumes, as well as to bring food and beverages to enjoy before and during the performance. Doors will open at 6:30pm; show will begin at 8pm. Tickets start at $21. Student rush tickets are available for $10 with valid ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (562) 436-3203 or visit LBSO.org.

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The Community action Team will present its 11th annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade at 2:30pm, with a start/finish point at Livingston Park, 4900 E. Livingston Dr. in Belmont Shore. A vendor and pet-adoption fair will take place in the park from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. The organization will attempt to break the world record for the number of costumed dogs in a parade and will be photographing each dog on the route to send the photographs to records officials. Costumed kids will lead the parade, followed by the dogs. Attendees may bring their own folding chairs or rent one of 500 seats on Park Avenue for $5, starting at about 1pm. For more information, email Justin@justinrudd.com or visit justinrudd.com.

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California Heights united Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave., will host a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The event

The Wrigley area neighborhood alliance (Wana) will host its 5th Halloween on the Green party at 20th Street and Daisy Avenue. Costume contest registration starts at 6:15pm with judging at 6:30pm. Treats for contest participants and prizes for best costume will be provided. For more information contact Maria at (562) 427-5021 or email wrigleyalliance@msn.com.

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Dr. Stella’s Funtastic Dental & Orthodontics, 2700 N. Bellflower Blvd. Suite 217, will be collecting excess candy left over from Halloween from 2pm to 7pm. The dental office will give $1 and a toothbrush in exchange for each pound of candy turned in. The candy must be unopened. It will be shipped to troops overseas. Find out more at (562) 6278800 or FUNtasticDental.com.

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Join us on Halloween weekend (Saturday Oct. 29) at the City’s two oldest cemeteries as costumed actors tell about the lives and deaths of those who have called long beach home. along with ten graveside storytellers, you’ll learn about cemetery symbols, see examples of funeral advertising from around the turn of the century, enjoy free hot dogs (11:30am to 1:30pm) and a fun walking tour beneath the trees.

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California tarantulas caught in web of lies With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to crush the myths surrounding one of the season’s most misunderstood critters– the tarantula. According to the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), these hefty, hairy spiders have been unjustly maligned for decades. Wildlife biologist Nathan Graveline wants to set the record straight. Graveline has been fascinated with tarantulas since he was a young boy growing up in the Central Valley, where these spiders enjoy the dry, well-drained soil. “I handled quite a few tarantulas and was never bitten, but I did get a rash from the small irritating hairs on their backs,” said Graveline.

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The long beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., will present its second annual celebration of the Mexican traditional holiday of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) with an altar exhibit from 6pm to 8pm and a multimedia presentation from 8pm to 10pm by Long Beach’s Distinguished Artist of the Year, Gregorio Luke. For complete information on tickets, visit lbplayhouse.org, call (562) 494-1014 (option 1) or email boxoffice@lbplayhouse.org.

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Despite never being bitten, Graveline does not recommend handling these shy arachnids. Although a tarantula’s venom is not lethal, the bite may be painful, similar to a bee sting, due to the size of the spider’s fangs. “It may be tempting for some to try and handle tarantulas, given their docile nature, but while the chance of receiving a bite is small, there is a good possibility of injuring the spider,” he warned. Graveline has passed his love of tarantulas on to his three-year-old daughter. Living in the Sierra foothills of Sonora, they occasionally see the creatures emerge from their dens and creep across the landscape. This summer, he and his daughter discovered a burrow near their mailbox. At night they would deposit crickets at the spider’s doorstop then watch it come out to feed. In addition to crickets, the tarantula enjoys beetles, sow bugs and other small insects. The spider’s venom reduces the prey to a soft mush, which can be easily slurped up and digested. The tarantula, unlike the stereotype depicted in Halloween decorations, is a ground dweller. It is too heavy to hang from a web in the rafters, and it does not sit in a web waiting for prey or unsuspecting human victims. Instead, it uses silk to line its burrow and cover the opening, as well as to aid in the mating process. During mating season, between September and October, the mature male tarantula (around 7 years old) will leave his burrow in search of a female. In preparation for this quest, he will spin a sperm web, deposit his sperm into it and collect some on his pedipalps– the small leg-like appendages near the mouth– to carry with him. When he finds an ideal mate, the male deposits his sperm into the female using his pedipalps. “If the male doesn't leave quickly, he may become the female’s next meal,” Graveline explained. After mating is complete, the female returns to her den and spins a bed of silk, on which she deposits the fertilized eggs. Then she lays down another layer to create a billowy cocoon for her offspring, who will emerge in six to seven weeks. The baby tarantulas stay in their mother’s den for about a week before they venture out into the world and seek burrows of their own. These young spiders are particularly vulnerable to predators such as lizards, snakes, birds and the fearsome tarantula hawk. If she’s careful, the female tarantula can live as long as 20 to 25 years. The male is not so fortunate, for he will die a few months after mating, if he is not consumed in the process. So, as you hang your Halloween decorations this fall, remember that, like the docile, much-maligned tarantula, not everything is what it seems.

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LB’s zombie walk, street fest attempting to capture two Guiness Book world records The 4th Annual Long Beach Zombie Street Fest & Zombie Walk, presented by the Long Beach Cinematheque and Mondo Celluloid, will attempt to capture two simultaneous Guinness World Record titles: most people dancing simultaneously in one place to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” (organized by Thrill the World Los Angeles), and the largest zombie walk of all time. The events have been featured in Los Angeles Magazine’s “The Guide” and selected by AAA’s Westways magazine this month as number four in the feature “Five Southern California Events Worth Driving To, And More.” This year, the anticipated attendance for the events is more than 20,000 people. The Zombie Street Fest & Zombie Walk will take place from 2pm to 11pm in downtown Long Beach on the promenade between 3rd and 4th streets, with entertainment for all ages including: makeup stations, hundreds of vendors, artists displaying their horror/zombie-themed

works of art, food, a beer garden, live music and muralists at the Tinderbox Stage. Shannon’s on Pine, 209A Pine Ave., will host a haunted house. The Long Beach Pedaler Society, 635 Pine Ave., will host a zombie art show curated by Jason Liwag and Garry Booth of Phone Booth Gallery, with wine by 4th Street’s Art du Vin Wine Bar. the music schedule is as follows: 3pm Potential Lunatics 4pm (to be announced) 5pm Bell Stray 6pm Creepersin 7pm Bella Novela 8pm Natural Sci-Fi 9pm Wild Pack of Canaries 10pm Slushbox At 7pm, the flash mob performance will take place, shooting for the Guinness World Record title of most people dancing simultaneously in one place to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Seattle, Washington cur-

rently holds the record at 4,800 zombies. At 8pm, Zombie Walk IV will start at Promenade and Ocean Boulevard. The walk route will be across Ocean Boulevard to the Convention Center, across the bridge, to the Birdcage, and then looping back around. Also beginning at 8pm will be the “Dead Man’s After-Party” in the Press-Telegram building lot, on Pine Avenue between 6th and 7th streets, with a live performance by Johnny Vatos’s Tribute to Halloween (featuring former members of Oingo Boingo), as well as fire dancing by Sirena Serpentina, food trucks, a beer garden, “World’s Sexiest Zombie Costume Contest” (with celebrity guest judge– actress Rena Riffel of Showgirls and Mulholland Drive. Tickets for the party are $15 presale and $20 at the door. ---------------------------MORE INFORMATION zombiewalklb.com lbcinema.org

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think ‘safety first’ during Halloween family festivities Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the United States. There are fun and frightening activities to partake in this fall season, but keep in mind the following safety tips so that festivities remain a treat for all.

path is not wide, corn stalks may scratch your arms. Remember that rain can create muddy, slippery surfaces. Fallen corn stalks may also be a tripping hazard, so watch your step. • Avoid smoking while in the maze as dry corn stalk can easily catch fire.

Have a safe scare at a haunted house Haunted houses may be required to abide by fire and safety codes and may be subject to inspections before the general public is allowed to attend. Some may also be required to have a sprinkler system, early-warning smoke or heat detectors, emergency lights, easy-access doors, and other safety features. But regulations may not be the same in all areas, and you are responsible for your own safety. To stay safe while visiting a haunted house: • Take a flashlight with you. Even though the safety lighting might be fine for others, it may not be great for you. • If you are going with small children, attach a glow stick to their clothing so they can be easily found in the dark. • If there are stairs in the haunted house, be sure to use handrails and walk, do not run, up or down the stairs. • If visiting a haunted house in a group, have a meeting place in case you get split up. • Know where the exits are before entering the haunted house. Some attractions will provide you a map of the house so you are aware of where you are going while inside. • Keep adults in the front and rear of your group going through the haunted house to help monitor young children so they do not stray.

Hold on during the hayride Hayrides, whether haunted or not, can be a very enjoyable experience for any age. Sitting atop a truck, wagon or sleigh decorated with hay or straw is a great family tradition. Be sure to follow all signage at the hayride, along with these tips: • Be cautious when loading and unloading from the hayride. Make sure the hayride is at a complete stop before getting onboard or off. If there are steps, they could be slippery because of the hay or straw. • Be careful when finding a place to sit. Your foot could easily slip between bales if you walk on them. • Make sure everyone in your group is sitting at all times during the hayride and all arms and legs are kept

Don’t get lost in the corn maze Corn mazes are large fields of corn stalks, anywhere from a small field to more than 20 acres in size. They can be great fun if they are completed safely. • Equip your group with flashlights and cell phones and try to stick together. • Some mazes provide young children and groups with colored flags to wave in the air if they get lost. There are also mazes that have call boxes that will turn on a light to alert an attendant that you are lost or need assistance. • Teach young children to not go outside of the maze’s path. There may be a busy road or another unknown property beyond the corn stalks. • Wear appropriate clothing and shoes, as you will be outside. If the

inside the wagon. • Hold on to small children and railings, as bumps in the path could easily bounce you and them off of your seat. • If the hayride is horse-drawn, be careful around the horse and do not approach it if the hayride operator states not to. If it is a tractor pulling the wagon, do not touch it as there are many handles and buttons that could accidently be pushed. The tractor could also be hot from running for a long period of time. • Do not walk in the hayride path. Stay in a safe, well-lit area when you are not riding. Always remember to wear proper attire and footwear and plan for weather restrictions. Enjoy fall festivities by planning in advance and being safety-conscious. The above article was submitted by Paul van Gorkom, vice president of Operations at AlliedBarton Security Services.

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10 SIGNAL trIBuNE EDuCAtION Assistance League’s auxiliary provides Burnett Elementary with hundreds of filled backpacks Make A Difference Day, celebrated each year on the fourth Saturday in October, is the nation’s largest day of volunteering. On Oct. 22, as part of Assistance League of Long Beach’s Operation School Bell program, Rick

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The Burnett students each received a backpack containing two white polo shirts, one pair of pants, one pair of shorts or a skort, a package of socks, three pairs of underwear, a warm jacket and basic school supplies. They also received a book donated by the Molina Foundation Book Buddies Program. The fog-filled morning turned bright with the smiles exuding from hundreds of happy schoolchildren wearing their new backpacks. While volunteers from Rick Rackers, Assisteens, Molina Foundation, UPS, and their families distributed the backpacks, Burnett students entertained the crowd with lively music and Ballet Folklorico. Beta Pi Sigma Sorority Tau Chapter sold coffee and snacks with proceeds being donated back to the school. “I truly couldn’t be more grateful for the dedication and support we received in putting this day together,” said Mary Lee Freeman, Rick Rackers philanthropic programs chairperson, who received hundreds of thank-you notes from the children at Burnett. Rick Rackers Auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose

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Rick Rackers Auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach delivered more than 700 backpacks last Saturday to schoolchildren attending Burnett Elementary School. Pictured are Taila Thompson and Demetrious Jefferson. purpose is to carry on a program of more information on Rick Rackers, philanthropic work to improve the Operation School Bell, or Assistance lives of children in the community. League of Long Beach, or to receive Assistance League of Long Beach’s information on upcoming events, call Operation School Bell program pro- the Assistance League of Long Beach vides approximately 7,500 school uni- Philanthropic Center at (562) 627forms to students of the Long Beach 5650. Unified School District annually. For

LBuSD seeking donations of musical instruments for students Developments in the law prohibiting public schools from charging students most educational fees are changing the way instrumental music instruction is offered statewide, including locally, according to a press release issued by the Long Beach Unified School District. The prohibition against charging students for participation in certain educational activities will affect a number of areas of education. For instrumental music, that means LBUSD is planning to provide a musical instrument for any child who wants to participate in the program, free of charge. Parents cannot be required to rent or buy their child’s instrument. Billions of dollars in statewide cuts to public schools have made the situation all the more challenging. For now, the most noticeable changes to music programs this year are affecting the elementary grades. While elementary parents can still be encouraged to voluntarily buy or rent an instrument for their child, there is a need for thousands of musical instruments at

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local schools. Monetary donations toward the cause are being accepted by the nonprofit Long Beach Education Foundation at lbschools.net/give. Both new and good-quality, functioning used instruments are being accepted. Those with instruments to donate can call (562) 997-8175 or bring them to a collection day scheduled for 9am to noon Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Teacher Resource Center, Room C, 1299 E. 32nd St., in Signal Hill. As the school district gathers additional instruments, elementary parents are noticing a few changes to music programs. Elementary students who are interested in instrumental music are being selected for the programs this month on a lottery basis. Once those students are selected, schools determine how many of those students choose to provide their own instruments. Remaining instruments at each school will be offered to students on a waiting list. Most of the interested LBUSD students are being accommodated through the lottery approach, but only because elementary students this year are sharing sets of instruments and cannot take them home to practice. Parents are

advised not to buy or rent an instrument until their child is accepted via the lottery process. In addition to the lottery approach, LBUSD has suspended third-grade strings along with beginning woodwinds and brass in fourth and fifth grades this year. Remaining programs at the elementary level include beginning and advanced violin in fourth and fifth grades, and advanced winds in fifth grade. The school district aims to restore the suspended programs when it has enough musical instruments. Nearly 1,000 violins are needed for fourth and fifth graders at a cost of about $265,000, said James Petri, LBUSD music curriculum leader. Petri estimates that about 275 trumpets are needed in fourth and fifth grades at a cost of about $126,000. The school district also needs cellos, flutes, clarinets, saxophones and trombones. Music programs at several LBUSD schools have earned national honors for their excellence, including GRAMMY Signature School awards. Students here routinely perform with some of the world’s top musicians at national and international festivals.

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sized in a telephone interview that opossums are one of the biggest risk factors for murine typhus. “One of the biggest thing[s] is having possums that you spot in your back yard, in the neighborhood, because the possum is the biggest flea bag in the world,” Civen said Tuesday, explaining that fleas can jump from possums to cats and eventually to humans. Other animals can be exposed to the fleas too, but Long Beach is concentrating its efforts on possums and feral cats, according to Lamar Rush, who works for the City’s vector control department. Health officials are continuing to talk about typhus because it is a preventable disease, according to Dr. Michele Cheung in an interview on Tuesday. Cheung is the interim medical director of epidemiology for the OC Health Care Agency. She stressed taking action to decrease wildlife around the home and proactive flea control. LA County’s department of public health also weighed in on other ways people can prevent exposure to typhus. Civen recommended measures to discourage possums and other wildlife from staying near people. In a 2008 article she co-authored with Dr. Van Ngo published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, Civen recommended trimming back foliage in the yard to avoid providing a harbor for animals. Installing screens on windows and crawl spaces would also bar animals from entering the house, according to the article. She also recommended eliminating potential food sources like pet food and open trash cans around the house. Both LA and Orange county officials noted that medical professionals also need to be aware of typhus when treating patients. It’s a problem when doctors mistake typhus for the flu, meningitis or a number of other possible infectious diseases. Cheung confirmed that her agency is pushing for more public awareness

so that clinicians can recognize the disease more easily. “I’m sure there’s many [typhus cases] that are not recognized, so it is under-diagnosed. So there may be milder cases. Usually ones we hear about have been ill for a while, and that’s why the physician decided to test for it,” Cheung said, adding that studies have found that the fatality rate is less than one percent. Civen also stressed that there would be a problem if a doctor doesn’t consider testing a patient for typhus. “That’s what’s tough about diagnosing this disease [because] it looks so much like many things including...West Nile Virus infection...Basically to get the diagnosis, you have to have a physician that is aware of this infection and will order the

appropriate tests,” Civen said. Both Cheung and Civen emphasize that once diagnosed, the disease is easily treated. Specific antibiotics can be prescribed. Civen said that patients can see a turnaround in 48 hours. Signal Tribune staff has been affected by murine typhus. Barbie Ellisen, who works in the newspaper's advertising department, thought she had the flu when she went to see her doctor in September. For several days, Ellison’s body ached and her temperature spiked upwards to 104 and 105 degrees. After her hospital ran several tests, Ellisen was initially diagnosed with the flu and sent home. She was later rushed to the emergency room then hospitalized when symptoms became worse. They tested for West Nile Virus, swine flu, and typhus. She said that it wasn’t

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562-912-4657 InkPeace.com PuBLIC NOtICES TST3874 title no. 4944972 alS no. 2010-8316 notiCe of trUStee'S Sale yoU are in defaUlt of a lien, dated 3/28/2011. 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. notiCe iS HereBy given tHat: on 11/9/2011, at 09:00aM, aSSoCiation lien ServiCeS, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to a certain lien, recorded on 4/5/2011, as instrument number 20110496923, of the official records of los angeles County, California. Will Sell at PUBliC aUCtion to HigHeSt Bidder for laWfUl Money of tHe United StateS, or a CaSHierS CHeCK at: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona Ca the street address and other common designations, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1329, 1339 e. 28th St, Signal Hill, Ca 90755 as to Parcel’s 1 and 2 assessor's Parcel no. 7212-008-060, 7212-008-061 the owner(s) of the real property is purported to be: Bubba & rocco, llC, a California limited liability Company the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designations, 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 a note, homeowner's assessment or other obligation secured by this lien, with interest and other sum as provided therein: plus advances, if any, under the terms thereof and interest on such advances, plus fees, charges, expenses of the trustee and trust created by said lien. 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 $24,856.96. Payment must be in cash, a cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state bank or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings & loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. the real property described above is being sold subject to the right of redemption. the redemption period within which real property may be redeemed ends 90 days after the sale. the beneficiary of said lien hereto executed and delivered to the undersigned, a written declaration of default and demand for Sale, and a written notice of default and election to Sell. the undersigned caused said notice of default and election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. date: 10/6/2011 association lien Services, as trustee P.o. Box 64750, los angeles, Ca 90064 (310) 207-2027 By: alvin okoreeh, trustee officer P885960 10/14, 10/21, 10/28/2011 TST3873 notiCe of trUStee'S Sale tS # Ca-09-252030-ed order # 090133096-Ca-dCi yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt dated 7/21/2006. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeeding againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer. a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the deed of trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. BenefiCiary May eleCt to Bid leSS tHan tHe total aMoUnt dUe. trustor(s): SereivUdtH eUng, a Married Man aS HiS Sole and SeParate ProPerty recorded: 7/27/2006 as instrument no. 06 1665370 in book , page of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California; date of Sale: 11/7/2011 at 10:30 aM Place of Sale: at the West side of the los angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, Ca 90650 amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $653,071.81 the purported property address is: 1876 Stanley ave Signal Hill, Ca 90755 assessor's Parcel no. 7216-024-004 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. if no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. in the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, n.a. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville fl 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan

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servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] the mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. if the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. if the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. the Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's attorney. date: Quality loan Service Corp. 2141 5th avenue San diego, Ca 92101 619-645-7711 for non Sale information only Sale line: 714-730-2727 or login to: www.lpsasap.com reinstatement line: 619-645-7711 Quality loan Service, Corp. if you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. tHiS notiCe iS Sent for tHe PUrPoSe of ColleCting a deBt. tHiS firM iS atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt on BeHalf of tHe Holder and oWner of tHe note. any inforMation oBtained By or Provided to tHiS firM or tHe Creditor Will Be USed for tHat PUrPoSe. as required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. aSaP# 4104247 10/14/2011, 10/21/2011, 10/28/2011 TST3889 notiCe of trUStee'S Sale trustee Sale no. 252939Ca loan no. 3018308290 title order no. 913311yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt dated 10-10-2007. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeedingS againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer. on 11-18-2011 at 10:30 aM, California reConveyanCe CoMPany as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 1017-2007, Book n/a, Page n/a, instrument 20072363708, of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California, executed by: ronald W. Wade and, laUrie l. Wade, HUSBand and Wife aS Joint tenantS, as trustor, WaSHington MUtUal BanK, fa, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the deed of trust. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: at tHe WeSt Side of tHe loS angeleS CoUnty CoUrtHoUSe, direCtly faCing norWalK BoUlevard, 12720 norWalK Blvd. , norWalK, Ca legal description: lot 21 of traCt no. 8223, in tHe City of Signal Hill, CoUnty of loS angeleS, State of California, aS Per MaP reCorded in BooK 98, Page(S) 3 and 4 of MaPS, in tHe offiCe of tHe CoUnty reCorder of Said CoUnty. togetHer WitH oil, gaS, MineralS and otHer HydroCarBon SUBStanCeS in and Under Said land BeloW a dePtH of 500 feet BeneatH tHe SUrfaCe tHereof, WitHoUt tHe rigHt of SUrfaCe entry. grantor doeS HereBy fUrtHer aSSign, tranSfer and Set over Unto grantee all of grantorS intereSt in and to tHat Certain oil leaSe, KnoWn aS ''long BeaCH CoMMUnity leaSe no. 1, CoUnter Part ''x'', dated SePteMBer 17, 1947, exeCUted By rUtH PitCHer, aS leSSorS, and HanCoCK oil CoMPany of California, a CorPoration, aS leSSee and reCorded noveMBer 21, 1952, and aS aMended and SUPPleMented By tHe Pooling agreeMent exeCUted By rUtH PitCHer, dated MarCH 15, 1952, and reCorded May 2, 1952, in BooK 28851, Page 1 of offiCial reCordS, in favor of HanCoCK oil CoMPany, a CorPoration, forMerly naMed tHe HanCoCK oil CoMPany of California, togetHer WitH tHe rigHt to reCeive and ColleCt PayMentS of any and all rentS, royaltieS, CreditS and otHer BenefitS tHat BeCoMe dUe Under and By virtUe of Said leaSe. amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $514,678.77 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 3365 Brayton avenUe Signal Hill, Ca 90755 aPn number: 7148-016026 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: 10-26-2011 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# 4109642 10/28/2011, 11/04/2011, 11/11/2011 TST3872 SUMMoNS SUPerior CoUrt of ariZona MoHave CoUnty Case number: do 2011-07168 in the Matter of rodney Martin loCKHart, Petitioner and loiS anne loCKHart, respondent Warning: this is an official document from the court. it affects your rights. read this document carefully. if you do not understand it, contact a lawyer for help. froM tHe State of ariZona to: loiS anne loCKHart, respondent 1. a lawsuit has been filed against you. a copy of the lawsuit and other court papers are served on you with this Summons. 2. if you do not want a judgment or order taken against you without your input, you must fife an "answer" or a "response" in writing with the Court, and pay the filing fee. if you do not file an "answer" or "response" the other party may be given the relief requested in his or her Petition or Complaint. to file your "answer" or response" take, or send, the "answer" or "response" to the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court, 401 east Spring Street, Kingman, aZ 86401 (P.o. Box 7000, Kingman, aZ 864027000) or the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court, 2225 trane road, Bullhead City, aZ 86442, or office of the Clerk of the Superior Court, 2001 College drive, lake Havasu City, aZ 86404. Mail a copy of your "answer" or "response" to the other party at the address listed on the top of this Summons. 3. if this Summons and the other court papers were served on you by a registered process server or the Sheriff, within the State of arizona, your "response" or "answer" must be filed within tWenty (20) Calendar dayS, starting the day after you were served. if this "Summons" and other court papers were served on you by a registered process server or the Sheriff outside the State of arizona, your "response" must be filed within tHirty (30) Calendar dayS, starting the day after you were served. Service by a registered process server or the Sheriff is complete when made. Service by Publication is complete (30) days after the date of the first publication. 4. you can get a copy of the court papers filed in this case from the Petitioner at the address at the top of this paper, or from the Clerk of the Superior Court at the address listed in Paragraph 2 above. 5. requests for reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities must be made to the office of the judge or commissioner assigned to the case, at least (5) five days before your scheduled court date. Signed and Sealed this date: May 23, 2011 virlynn tinnell, Clerk of the Superior Court By: l. Benshoof deputy Clerk Published in the Signal tribune newspaper on october 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011.

TST3878 notiCe of trUStee'S Sale tS no. 10-0056186 title order no. 10-8-227073 investor/insurer no. 114984247 aPn no. 7214-017-132 yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt, dated 10/21/2005. 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." notice is hereby given that reContrUSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by deniSe C SMitH, a Single WoMan, dated 10/21/2005 and recorded 11/1/2005, as instrument no. 05 2632439, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 11/14/2011 at 10:30aM, at the West side of the los angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, Ca 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced deed of trust. the street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2263 WeStWind Way, Signal Hill, Ca, 907553865. the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. the total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of

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CItY OF SIGNAL HILL TST3888 NoTICE oF A PUBlIC WoRKSHoP notiCe iS HereBy given that on tuesday, november 8, 2011, the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will conduct a public workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, to consider the following: aniMal Boarding (Kennel) tHe Planning CoMMiSSion Will diSCUSS a Zoning ordinanCe aMendMent related to aniMal Boarding tHat iS CUrrently PerMitted aS a Conditional USe in tHe gi, general indUStrial, Zoning diStriCt. tHe CoMMiSSion Will ConSider exPanding tHiS USe to otHer CoMMerCial and indUStrial Zoning diStriCtS. all intereSted PerSonS are hereby invited to attend this public workshop to present written information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. if you wish to legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public workshop described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public workshop. tHe PUBliC iS invited to submit written comments to the Community development department, prior to the Planning Commission workshop. Written comments may also be submitted at the public workshop. fUrtHer inforMation on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community development department located at 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by emailing James Kao, associate Planner at jkao@cityofsignalhill.org or calling at (562) 989-7344. Published in the Signal tribune newspaper: october 28, 2011 (per gov’t Code (§65091(a)(3)(1)) Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010: october 28, 2011

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Martinez. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 29, 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: october 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011. TST3876 / 2011 112024 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: gyPSy'S lair BoHeMian Cafe, 352 elm ave., long Beach, Ca 90802. registrant: 1. leilani BUrnS, 2. riCHard Beiler, 4141 del Mar ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: leilani Burns. 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 october 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: october 14, 21, 28, & november 4, 2011. TST3877 / 2011 113407 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: tHe Candy Bar, 4320 linden ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: 1. traCi ortiZ, 4320 linden ave., long Beach, Ca 90807, 2. Kari toMei, 4030 Pine ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: Copartners. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: traci ortiz. 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 october 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: october 14, 21, 28, & november 4, 2011. TST3875 / 2011 106747 STATEMENT oF ABANDoNMENT oF USE oF FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME the following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: CUrveS, located at 137 n. Montebello Blvd. Unit K, Montebello, Ca 90640. the fictitious business name referred to above was filed on January 26, 2009, original file no. 20111067473, in the County of los angeles. registrant: little CardS llC, 10607 Spy glass Hill rd., Whittier, Ca 90601. this business is conducted by: a limited liability Partnership. Signed: Christine Chico. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 27, 2011. Pub. the Signal tribune: october 14, 21, 28, & november 4, 2011. TST3882 / 2011 113792 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: aCe MoBile notary ServiCeS, 407 Shea lane, long Beach, Ca 90803. registrant: SPring P. roBBinS, 407 Shea lane, long Beach, Ca 90803. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Spring P. robbins. 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 october 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: october 21, 28, & november 4, 11, 2011.

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CItY OF SIGNAL HILL TST3886 PUBlIC HEARING NoTICE notiCe iS HereBy given that on tuesday, november 1, 2011, the City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California to review the items described below. ordinanCe no. 2011-10-1438 an ordinanCe of tHe City CoUnCil of tHe City of Signal Hill, California, adding CHaPter 8.56 to title 8 of tHe Signal Hill MUniCiPal Code, and adoPting By referenCe PortionS of CHaPter 11.36 of tHe loS angeleS CoUnty Code, entitled “Body art eStaBliSHMentS,” and PortionS of Part 1, CHaPter 36, of tHe loS angeleS CoUnty Code environMental HealtH regUlationS, entitled “Body art regUlationS,” relating to regUlation of tattoo and Body PierCing StUdioS applicant: City of Signal Hill all intereSted PerSonS are hereby invited to attend public hearings to present written information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. if you wish to legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearings described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearings. tHe file containing one copy of the la County Body art Codes, described in this section, has been deposited in the office of the City Clerk and shall be at all times maintained by the City Clerk for use and examination by the public. it may be inspected by the public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on fridays, at City Hall. tHe PUBliC iS invited to submit written comments to the Community development department, during the review period from october 21, 2011 – november 1, 2011 prior to City Council adoption of the negative declaration. Written comments may also be submitted at the public hearings. fUrtHer inforMation on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community development department located at 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by emailing James Kao, associate Planner at HyPerlinK "mailto:jkao@cityofsignalhill.org"jkao@cityofsignalhill.org or calling at (562) 989-7344. Published in the Signal tribune newspaper october 21 and 28, 2011 Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010:october 21 and 28, 2011

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1431 28th St, Signal Hill (562) 988-9150 TST3893 / 2011 119736 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. tHe KaiZen doJo, 2. KaiZen doJo, 1824 W. 182nd St., torrance, Ca 90504. registrant: WilliaM ford, 3225 Cricklewood St., torrance, Ca 90505. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: William ford. 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 october 20, 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: october 28, & november 4, 11, 18, 2011. TST3894 / 2011 120078 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: yoUng aCtorS tHeatre WorKSHoP, 3200 Monogram ave., long Beach, Ca 90808. registrants: 1. Marie ConreraS roMero, 6747 Huntdale St., long Beach, Ca 90808, 2. SUZette Maria PiCaZo, 7227 rosebay St., long Beach, Ca 90808. this business is conducted by: a Joint venture. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Marie Contreras romero. 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 october 20, 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: october 28, & november 4, 11, 18, 2011.

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FoR RENT Banquet room available for parties or events at 16426 Bellflower Blvd. Call Steve at (562) 925-5750 for details. TST3897 / 2011 122764 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: igloo PUB and Cafe, 3975 Pixie ave., lakewood, Ca 90712. registrant: i.B. SPortS inC., 3975 Pixie ave., lakewood, Ca 90712. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: ronald r. White, vice President. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. the registrant started doing business under this fictitious Business name on october 15, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on october 26, 2011. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: october 28, & november 4, 11, 18, 2011.

CItY OF SIGNAL HILL TST3887 notiCe iS HereBy given that the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will hold a public hearing on tuesday, november 8th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review: tentative parcel map 71592 a reQUeSt to SUBdivide an exiSting 1.825 aCre lot into tWo lotS MeaSUring 22,590 SQUare feet for tHe exiSting 6,868 SQUare foot CoMMerCial BUilding (3225 PaCifiC CoaSt HigHWay) and 56,886 SQUare feet for tHe exiSting 68 rooM Hotel (3201 PaCifiC CoaSt HigHWay). applicant/Property owner: Will Suh tHiS ProJeCt iS CategoriCally exeMPt from requirements of the California environmental Quality act pursuant to Section 15315, Minor land divisions of guidelines for implementation of the California environmental Quality act. all intereSted PerSonS are hereby invited to attend this public hearing to present written information, express their opinions, or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. if you wish to legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing as described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the Community development department prior to or at the public hearing. you may also email us with your comments and/or concerns at comdev@ci.signal-hill.ca.us. tHe file Containing Material relevant to the proposed project may be inspected by the public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through thursday, and on fridays until 4:30 p.m. in the Community development department located at City Hall. fUrtHer inforMation on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community development department located at 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by emailing reina Schaetzl, assistant Planner at rschaetzl@cityofsignalhill.org or calling at (562) 989-7341. Published in the Signal tribune newspaper: october 28, 2011 Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010: october 28, 2011 Mailed to affected property owners within a 300’ radius: october 28, 2011

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tuesday, Oct. 25 Robbery suspects arrested 8:30am– 1000 block of East Wardlow Road Officers responded to the report of an attempted robbery outside of a local business. Three suspects approached a female employee as she was arriving for work and tried to rob her. A second employee arrived for work and scared the suspects away. Signal Hill police officers assisted and detained the suspects as they were fleeing from the scene. Long Beach and Signal Hill police departments collaborated in taking the suspects into custody. There were no injuries.

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vate sector, and it was designed to promote energy efficiency and renewable-energy projects for homes and businesses. The program also helps train contractors and building professionals on providing such services. “Just finding out if your home is energy efficient is a good idea anyway because down the line you can make some decisions as to what kind of appliances and other things you need to do to make your home efficient,” Schipske said. The program is currently available for single-family detached homes and is anticipated to phase in multifamily properties (twoplus units) and commercial properties in late 2011. Program upgrades are available in two rebate packages: basic upgrade package and advanced upgrade package. The basic upgrade package consists of seven required elements designed to improve energy efficiency by approximately 10 percent, and the advanced upgrade package is customized for the property owner based on achieved energy savings between 10 to 40 percent. Residents interested in taking advantage of one of the packages can be connected with home energy professionals, including participating contractors and whole-house home energy raters, who are specifically trained for the program. ----------------------MORE INFORMATION energyupgradeca.org

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because the gang member had an excuse not to attend gang meetings. There were many questions for Zamora, but one gave him a smile. After being asked how long the injunction will exist as law, he responded, “The injunction will last as long as there is a gang problem.” As many states continue to cut police department funding, Carroll urged residents: “When it comes to budget time, let your council know how important public safety is to you.” North Long Beach redevelopment Agency Tony Foster, North Project officer for the Redevelopment Agency (RDA), discussed current and completed redevelopment projects in North Long Beach such as the streetscape project from Del Amo Boulevard to 56th Street, which is “on time and under budget.” With the $500,000 saved, the North Long Beach division of the RDA will put plants in parking lots, improve sidewalks, build wheelchair-accessible ramps and continue making façade improvements. Since July 2011, the California Redevelopment Association, which represents all California RDAs, has been in litigation over the constitutionality of the state’s plan to eliminate RDAs unless they agree to pay $1.7 billion for Fiscal Year 2011-12 and $400 million in subsequent budget years, according to the California Redevelopment Association website. The court agreed to hear the case on an expedited basis to reach a decision before Jan. 15, 2012, when the first payments under AB 1x 27 would be due. Therefore, there will be no new projects, but those that began before the litigation will continue. (To see redevelopment projects being completed in Long Beach today, visit LongBeachRDA.org.)

Animal Care Services John Keisler, acting manager for Animal Care Services, informed residents of steps his department has taken to improve life for both citizens and domestic animals. The main issue for Animal Care Services has been feral cats, which are the offspring of stray cats who have never had owners and fear or resist contact with people, according to the California Food and Agricultural Code. “There were 14,000 feral cats in 2008. There are 32,000 today,” Keisler said. One resident expressed his frustration with feral cats in his alleyway. He said he wanted to trap them, which Keisler told him is legal on his own property, but that the cats must be taken to a shelter immediately. In recent years, Animal Care Services has passed leash, license, spay/neuter (cats only) and feces laws. They have also made business deals with veterinarians to encourage the vaccination of cats and dogs to combat rabies. upcoming community events The city traffic engineer, who has conducted a traffic-control pilot program that restricts traffic on Linden Avenue, will conduct a community

meeting during which the public is welcome to ask questions and provide feedback. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6:30pm to 8pm at the Expo building, 4321 Atlantic Ave. The 15th annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade will take place Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10am. The parade route will go down Atlantic Avenue, Harding Street and 56th Street. For more information, call Pageantry Productions at (562) 618-5558 or visit lbveteransdayparade.com. The North Long Beach Community Action Group will present Commander Galen Carroll on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 2pm to 4pm at the North Long Beach Police Substation. The meeting will be open to the public. Contact Dan Pressburg at (562) 4287710 or nlbcag@gmail.com. Ninth District Councilmember Steven Neal and several Long Beach businesses and organizations are sponsoring the Getting Back to Work: Summit on Job Creation in Long Beach at Hotel Maya Saturday, Nov. 12 at 12:30pm with keynote speaker Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, D.C. To reserve a seat, call (562) 570-6137 or email district9@longbeach.gov.

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CItY OF SIGNAL HILL TST3891 NoTICE INVITING BIDS a-1 Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City of Signal Hill, California, until 10:00 a.m. on november 15, 2011, and on the same day shortly thereafter, they will be publicly opened and read for the “demolition of improvements at 1917 east 21st Street Project, no. 788” in accordance with the Specifications therefore. Bids must be made on the forms provided for this purpose, addressed to the City Clerk, City of Signal Hill, marked "Bid for," followed by the title of the project and the date and hour for submitting bids. Bids are required for the entire work as described in the Bid Schedule and the Specifications. the work to be accomplished under this contract includes the demolition of miscellaneous surface improvements. improvements to be demolished and removed now include fencing, pipe systems, utility hookups, and concrete slabs and vegetation. a-2 all work must be conducted between december 12, 2011 and January 6, 2012, within 26 calendar days after receipt by the Contractor of the notice to proceed from the City. the contract documents, which include the Specifications, may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill department of finance free of charge or $5 if requested by mail. the documents are entitled “demolition of improvements at 1917 east 21st Street Project, no. 788.” a-3 Bids will not be received unless they are made on a proposal form furnished in the Contract documents by the City of Signal Hill. each bid must be accompanied by cash, certified check, cashier's check or bidder's bond, made payable to the City of Signal Hill for an amount equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the amount bid, such guarantee to be forfeited should the bidder to whom the contract is awarded fail to enter into the Contract. a-4 all bids are to be compared on the basis of the lump sum or itemized bid items shown in the Bid Schedule(s). Bids will not be accepted from the contractors who are not licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, division iii of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California. the Contractor shall be required to possess a Class a or Class B or Class C21 license at the time the contract is awarded. a-5 attention is directed to the provision in Section 1777.5 of the labor Code concerning the employment of apprentices by the Contractor of any subcontractor under the Contractor. a-6 Before a Contract is entered into with the successful bidder, the bidder shall present evidence in writing to the City Clerk, City of Signal Hill, that he has a current combined single limit liability policy with aggregate limits for Bodily injury and Property damage in the amount of two million dollars ($2,000,000). in addition, the successful bidder will be required to show proof of asbestos liability insurance in an amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00). a-7 Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1773.2 of the labor Code of the State of California, the minimum prevailing rate of per diem wages for each craft, classification or type of workman needed to execute the contract shall be those determined by the director of industrial relations of the State of California which are on file with the City Clerk of Signal Hill and copies will be made available to any interested party on request. a copy of the Contractor's certified payroll, as well as those of all subcontractors shall be submitted with each invoice. a-8 attention is directed to government Code Sections 4590 and 14402.5 permitting the substitution of specified and approved securities for contract retention of funds. all such securities shall be subject to the review and approval of the City attorney of the City of Signal Hill. a-9 the successful bidder will be required to furnish a payment bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price and a faithful performance bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price, and said bonds shall be secured from a surety company satisfactory to the City attorney of the City of Signal Hill. a-10 the City of Signal Hill reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or delete portions of any and all bids or waive any informality or irregularity in the bid or the bid procedures and shall be the sole judge of the bids received. a-11 a mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at the job site on november 9, 2011. interested bidders should meet at 1917 east 21st Street at 9:00 a.m. on the above date.

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