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“Hermosa Beach Sunset” by Cory Bilicko

Serving BixBy KnollS, California HeigHtS, loS CerritoS, Wrigley and tHe City of Signal Hill Vol. 33 No. 43

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March 30, 2012

As precautionary measure, county health officials inform local residents about how typhus is spread Nick Diamantides

Budget balancing, business growth and community infrastructure among city problems debated during fourth district council candidate forum

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Not many people in Los Angeles County get endemic typhus fever, but those who do contract it experience a sickness that makes them wish they would have followed some simple precautions. According to the Los Angles County Department of Health, the symptoms, which begin six to 14 days after exposure, include severe fever, headache, body chills, and aches and pains throughout the body. Some victims also develop rashes on various parts of their body. Endemic typhus is also called murine typhus, fleaborne typhus, and shop fever. Because the disease has symptoms similar to other illnesses, it can be incorrectly diagnosed unless a specific blood test is performed. Currently, there are antibiotics that effectively kill the bacteria that cause the disease. Angelo Bellomo, director of environmental health for the county health department, explained that endemic typhus is caused by two different types of bacteria: Rickettsia felis and Rickettsia typhi. “Rats, opossums,

Diagrams from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health brochure entitled “Answers to Your Questions About Endemic Typhus Fever” Stephanie Raygoza/Signal Tribune

From left: incumbent Patrick O’Donnell, Daryl Supernaw and John Watkins listen to a question posed by an audience member at the March 22 forum for candidates seeking the fourth district seat on the Long Beach City Council. Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer

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LB Cares provides behind-the-scenes support for local groups helping people Nick Diamantides Staff Writer

Some of the private organizations that provide vital services and programs to the people of Long Beach rely on an invisible

means of support. That assistance comes from a group of volunteers calling themselves Long Beach Cares. “We exist primarily to support and promote the Long Beach Department of Health and Human

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From left: Long Beach Cares members Lori Brault, Nancy Lewis, and Theresa Marino say their organization provides assistance to groups that do not have nonprofit status but do good work in their communities.

Services,” said Long Beach Cares President Nancy Lewis. “We also spend a substantial amount of our time helping private organizations that do a lot of good in their communities but do not have nonprofit status.” Founded in 1993, Long Beach Cares has worked quietly behind the scenes to educate the public on the importance of the health department and to enable small organizations to meet myriad needs in various communities. “We act as the fiscal agent for groups that have emergency funding for women, children, seniors, and homeless people,” Lewis said. “Some of the things those small organizations do are related to the programs of the health department, and some are not.” Theresa Marino, Long Beach Cares vice president, described one of the groups the organization helps. She explained that the health department’s nursing division has a program called Senior see LB cArEs page 14

Balancing Long Beach’s ever shrinking budget, promoting business growth and enhancing local community infrastructure were some of the hot-topic issues discussed during the March 22 fourth district candidate forum hosted by the Stearns Park Neighborhood Association. The forum, which was conducted at Tucker Elementary School, allowed incumbent Patrick O’Donnell, who is running for a third term as a write-in, and challengers Daryl Supernaw and John Watkins to provide their platforms and address issues within the city. Each candidate was given seven minutes to introduce himself to the crowd of over 60 in attendance. Candidate breakdown O’Donnell, who dropped out of a bid for state assembly in early January, said he is running for a third term because constituents have asked him to run. “They know me,” said O’Donnell. “With me, you know what you’re getting.” At the time of his write-in announcement, the councilmember had said he would raise the bar for his re-election effort and make the push more challenging. In addition to maintaining a focus on the budget, he said he would continue to host his monthly meetings to reach out to the community, ensure that zoning

requirements are changed to open up more opportunities for business growth and continue to help get business license fees lowered. He also said the City has shortened the timeline for opening up a new business to increase the presence of small businesses. O’Donnell is a high-school teacher who has taught government for more than 18 years. The husband and father of two said he would also maintain his focus on improving community parks and the modernization of the Long Beach Airport. “I’m working to represent my community [and] listen to your concerns,” O’Donnell said. Supernaw touted his background in business and marketing as his reason for running for office. “I feel this is a critical time in our city’s history to elect councilmembers with strong business-management skills,” Supernaw said. The Stearns Park resident is the founder of the Atherton Corridor Neighborhood Association and is a member and former chairman of the Long Beach Sustainable City Commission. Some of his goals if elected include building a strong sense of community throughout the district, creating even more transparency with city government proposals and actions, and achieving all this while being nonpartisan. In reference to O’Donnell’s write-in campaign, Supernaw see 4th district page 14

2 SigNAL TriBUNE LBUSD Board of Education appoints local PTA leader to fill District Five seat vacancy The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education voted 4-0 on March 23 to appoint longtime school volunteer and PTA leader Diana Craighead to fill the District 5 seat on the five-member board. Craighead has lived in District 5 for 19 years and has served on several school district committees, including the Budget Advisory Committee, Academic and Career Success Initiative Committee, Health Advisory Committee, and A through G College Entrance Requirements Committee. She has also served in several leadership roles for the PTA, including as president of the Long Beach Council PTA, the umbrella group for all PTAs in the school district. The board seat became vacant on Jan. 25 when board member David Barton resigned due to health concerns. District 5 includes much of east Long Beach and Lakewood, including Millikan and Lakewood high schools. Craighead has a daughter in 10th grade at Millikan High School and two sons who graduated from Wilson Classical High School, one in 2005 and the other in 2008. The board filled the vacancy after an application, screening and interview process. The field of applicants for the vacant school board seat was narrowed from 27 to 22, and LBUSD posted online the applications of the remaining candidates. After the initial 27 applications were received, five applicants either withdrew or were disqualified because they did not live within the board district or were not registered to vote there. The remaining field of 22 candidates was eventually narrowed to three finalists who were

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Diana Craighead, a longtime school volunteer and PTA leader, was sworn in during the March 27 school board meeting.

interviewed publicly by the school board. First-round interviews of the applicants were conducted by a committee that included a representative of support staff employees along with representatives of the school district’s management association and the Long Beach Council PTA. (The Teachers Association of Long Beach declined to participate.) This committee also conducted second-round interviews of six finalists before recommending the three top candidates to the school board. Craighead will complete the remainder of the District 5 term, which will expire in July 2014. She was sworn into office during the school board meeting on March 27.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $12.7 million in grants to five local projects in California to conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards. The grant funding announced March 23 will clean up lead and other health hazards in nearly 6,000 high-risk homes, train workers in lead safety methods, and increase public awareness about childhood lead poisoning. Lead is a known toxin that can impair children’s development and have effects lasting into adulthood. “Protecting the health and wellbeing of children is a top priority for HUD. We know that housing conditions directly affect the health of its residents,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “These grants will help communities around the nation to protect families from lead exposure and other significant health and safety hazards.” “With these grant awards, HUD makes it clear that providing healthy and safe homes for families and children is a priority,” said Jon Gant, Director of HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Contr ol. “It’s simple: you can’t be healthy if your home is sick. HUD is committed to protecting children from these hazards, as part of our efforts to help make the nation’s housing healthy and sustainable.” The City of Long Beach will be awarded $2,299,996 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $180,000 in healthy homes supplemental funding for the identification and reduction of healthy home hazards in 185 housing units providing safer homes for 580 families. The City will partner with Neighborhood Services, the Multi-Family Housing Inspec-

tion Program, and local non-profits such as the Cambodian American Association. “This is great news for the City of Long Beach and its residents,” said Nelson Kerr, bureau manager of Environmental Health for the City of Long Beach’s Department of Health and Human Services. “It is well established that housing conditions directly impact the health of the occupants, especially young children. This generous award will enable the Health Department to continue its work eliminating lead hazards in low-income housing units throughout the city. In addition to the public-health benefits, the grant will also improve neighborhoods, provide local jobs and train workers in lead safe work practices. Since 2009, the Health Department's Lead Hazard Reduction Program has eliminated lead hazards in over 180 units throughout the City. This new grant will address another 180 lead contaminated units in low-income areas of the city. The Health Department is proud to continue this important work in eliminating this major public health hazard.” The State of California Department of Community Services and Development will be awarded $2,300,000 in Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding for the identification and reduction of lead hazards in 275 housing units, partnering with several community-based organizations, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs, and the local housing departments’ rehabilitation programs. The City of Richmond will be awarded $2,300,000 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $180,000 in healthy homes supplemental funding for the identification and reduction of healthy homes hazards in 200 housing units providing safer homes for families/children. The

City of Richmond will partner with Brookside Community Health Center, Contra Costa Health Services Department, the City of San Pablo and County Housing Authority and the Neighborhood Preservation Program. The San Diego Housing Commission will be awarded $2,300,000 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $180,000 in healthy homes supplemental funding for the identification and reduction of healthy homes hazards in 165 housing units providing safer homes for families/children. The San Diego Housing Commission will partner with the Environmental Health Coalition, County of San Diego Health Department, City of San Diego Lead Safety & Healthy Housing Program, SDHC Work Force and Economic Development, La Maestra Health Center, Richard Health and Associates, Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee, and Campesinos Unidos. Through these grant programs, HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control promotes local efforts to eliminate dangerous lead hazards from lower-income homes, stimulate private-sector investment in lead hazard control and educate the public about the dangers of lead-based paint. Even though lead-based paint was banned for residential use in 1978, HUD estimates that approximately 24 million homes still have significant lead-based paint hazards today. Leadcontaminated dust is the primary cause of lead exposure and can result in a variety of health problems in young children, including reduced IQ, learning disabilities, developmental delays, reduced height, and impaired hearing. At higher levels, lead can damage a child's kidneys and central nervous system and cause anemia, coma, convulsions and even death.

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Emergency medical services to work with local fire departments to improve patient data collection At last week’s Los Angeles County Supervisors meeting, the Board granted permission for the Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS) to enter into agreements with local fire departments to improve patient data collection. The first pilot program will be with the Long Beach Fire Department, beginning later this year. EMS coordinates services for Los Angeles County, which includes 30 fire departments and four ambulance companies who respond to 911 calls. “Currently, we have about 600,000 EMS patient contacts with pre-hospital care providers and paramedics,” said Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe on his blog. “There is a patient care record generated for each patient by the fire department, by the base hospital providing orders to the paramedics, and by the trauma center. Obviously, it is critical that this information is accurate, timely and shared.” Since its inception in Los Angeles County in the 1970s, there has been little change in how the patient care record is generated and transferred to the EMS Agency. Data from some large departments can be over a year behind. Federal funds are often available for data improvement within hospitals, but not for EMS. Many still do

OHMMMMMMMMM What Zazenkai (day of meditation) Who Hosted by the Long Beach Zen meditation group Where Methodist Neighborhood Church, 507 Pacific Ave., LB When Saturday, March 31 from 7am to 5pm More info The public is invited to sit with the group for the whole day, part of the day or just a half hour of zazen. At 11am, there will be a dharma talk titled “Negotiating the Way,” followed by a Q&A. The free event will include refreshments. BRINGING IN THE GREEN What “Save Hughes Library” spring plant sale Who Organized by Hughes Middle School students, the school’s Green Team Club and the Green Lab Urban Farm Where Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Ave., LB When Saturday, March 31 from 9am to 3pm More info The plant sale is aimed at raising funds to keep a full-time library at the school. Due to budget cuts, the library is currently scheduled for 50-percent closure. The sale will feature herb and vegetable plants of all varieties, including tomatoes, basil, lettuces, peppers, eggplants, chards, beans, squash and cucumbers. Those wishing to make a direct donation to this cause can write a check to the Long Beach Education Foundation with “Hughes Library” written on the memo line. All contributions should be mailed to Hughes Middle School Office, 3846 California Ave., Long Beach, CA 90810.

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The L.A. County Supervisors Board has granted permission for the Emergency Medical Services Agency to enter into agreements with local fire departments to improve patient data collection, and the first pilot program will be with the Long Beach Fire Department later this year.

not see the person in the pre-hospital environment as a patient. “Funding for this pilot program is coming through a Homeland Security grant to recognize the importance of data collection and submission in the event of a crisis,” Knabe said. “I am

pleased to see this pilot program get underway and hope that it will be expanded to other fire departments. Data is absolutely critical for us to make policy decisions and to evaluate our system and care for those most in need.”

LB Police investigating shooting at local motel On Friday, March 23, at approximately 8:20pm, Long Beach police officers responded to a shooting that occurred at a motel located in the 1000 block of E. 7th Street that resulted in the death of a male adult. Police responded to the scene and discovered that a 38-year-old male subject from Long Beach had been shot in the upper torso. He was trans-

ported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased shortly after arriving. The preliminary investigation indicates that several subjects were inside a motel room when some type of confrontation took place within the group, resulting in the subject’s being shot. Detectives are continuing their

investigation to determine the circumstances and motive for the shooting. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Terri Hubert and Mark Bigel at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting tipsoft.com.

Hit-and-run witness struck and killed by driver who had hit parked vehicle On Saturday, March 24, at approximately 12:50am, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue regarding a call that had initially begun as a hit-and-run incident, which police are now investigating as a murder. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives determined that a male adult driving a green Dodge pick-up truck was travelling northbound in the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue when he struck a parked vehicle. A witness to the collision, identified as 27-year-old Yon

Chreng of Long Beach, attempted to wave down the driver to keep him from fleeing. At that time, detectives believe the driver aimed his vehicle at Chreng, running him down and dragging him a short distance before striking three additional parked vehicles. The suspect then fled on foot, leaving the vehicle behind at the scene. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined the victim deceased at the scene. Long Beach Police Accident Investigation detectives responded to the scene and were later joined

by homicide detectives as the investigation progressed and additional details were learned. Information relating to the driver is not being released at this time, and the investigation remains ongoing. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is asked to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and David Rios at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting tipsoft.com.

Annual maintenance project to close southern terminus of 710 Freeway on Sunday morning On Sunday, April 1, the southern terminus of the Long Beach (710) Freeway will be closed below Anaheim Street from 6am to 1pm so that crews can complete as much work as possible during an annual maintenance project. Signs will inform motorists of detours, as the following ramps will be closed:

• Southbound 710 Downtown offramps that access 6th Street, Broadway and Golden Avenue exits • Northbound 710 on-ramps from Shoreline Drive, Ocean Boulevard, 3rd Street and 7th Street

HOLY HYMNS What “Prelude to Holy Week” concert Who Presented by The Friends of Music at California Heights United Methodist Church Where 3759 Orange Ave., LB When Sunday, April 1 at 4pm More info Music selections will include “Requiem” by John Rutter presented by a choir and orchestra. Attendees may give a free-will offering. Childcare will be provided. Call (562) 595-1996 or visit calheightsumc.org SUPPER AT EJ MALLOY’S What Evening dining Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Supper Club Where EJ Malloy’s, 4306 Atlantic Ave., LB When Monday, April 2 at 6:30pm More info RSVP at info@bixbyknollsinfo.com . LEAFY SALES What 40th annual plant sale Who Presented by the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus Horticulture Gardens Where Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway When Wednesday, April 4 to Saturday, April 7 from 9am to 6pm More info Thousands of plants will be on sale in lots off of Walnut Avenue. Free parking will be available. Call (562) 938-3192. TALES FROM INTERNATIONAL TEACHINGS What Dinner and speaker spotlight Who Hosted by the American Association of University Women, Long Beach branch Where Long Beach Recreational Park Clubhouse, 5001 Deukmejian Dr., LB When Thursday, April 5 at 6:45pm More info Huong Tran Nguyen, Ph.D, who is associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Cal State Long Beach, will discuss education as highly structured, teacher-centered and rote memorization while teaching at Dankoot University in South Korea and Hanoi University of Agriculture in northern Vietnam. Nguyen has published several articles and manuscripts in education publications and has made many presentations at conferences. The program is open to the public with dinner starting at 6pm. Cost of dinner is $33. RSVP at (562) 596-8902 or dmayuga@verizon.net by March 29. CALLING ALL BOOKWORMS What Book discussion Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association Literary Society Where Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., LB When Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm More info April’s book selection is The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Refreshments will be provided. Parking available along Atlantic Avenue. Call (562) 595-0081. HEARING OUT THE DOCTOR What Skit and demonstration for hearing-impaired Who Presented by the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of Hearing Loss Association Where Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood When Thursday, April 12 at 7pm More info Lorraine Fanizza, leader of the South Coast Chapter of Hearing Loss Association, and Harriett Porch, liaison of Emergency Information, will be presenting a skit for hard-of-hearing individuals going to the hospital. A demonstration showing hospital kits that assist them in communicating with doctors and nurses will also be given. Admission is free to the public with no reservations needed. Call (562) 438-0597. ON A QUEST What Monthly meeting Who Questing Heirs Genealogical Society Where Resurrection Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 1900 East Carson St When Sunday, April 15 at 1:15pm More info Speakers will be: Denise Spurlock, who will present “Digging for Clues in Census;” and Loren Bures, who will discuss cemetery research. The beginning genealogy research class is from 4pm to 5pm.Visit qhgs.info or call Liz Myers (562) 598-3027.

The project on Sunday morning will supplement the maintenance work that is done throughout the year and will focus on traffic signs and lights, pavement markings, tree trimming, weed abatement, graffiti removal, rail repairs, landscape improvements, street lighting, street repairs, and street sweeping.

KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES What Candidate brunch Who Presented by the Historic Long Beach Dairy and Creamery and Citizens for California Reform Where 167 E. South St., LB When Saturday, April 21 from 9:30am to 1pm More info Featured guests will include candidates for the 44th and 47th Congressional Districts, the 33rd State Senate District and the 64th and 70th State Assembly Districts. The event will be open to the public and media. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask candidates for their platform and plans for their respective districts. RSVP at (562) 428-7710.

Lowenthal bill requires CalWOrKS recipients to learn English

A-WALKIN’ AND A-BARKIN’ Who American Cancer Society/Lakewood What “Bark for Life” walk Where Gompers Elementary School, 5206 Briercrest Ave. in Lakewood When Saturday. March 31 More info Dogs and their favorite adults will gather at 10am, with the walk starting at 11am., concluding with a celebration ceremony. Registration is $15 for one dog with an adult (18 and over), $5 for a second dog. Maximum two dogs per adult. All dogs must be 6 months or older with their full vaccines. Registration will be at Your Elegant Pet, 4332 South St. Call (562) 529-8414. Spectators will be admitted free of charge.

The state Assembly will soon consider a bill by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal that would add English classes to the list of activities the state requires of direct-aid recipients. “There are about a dozen ways that CalWORKS recipients can show they’re trying to build a future,” said Lowenthal, D-Long Beach. “It seems pretty obvious to me that learning English needs to be on that list.” Lowenthal’s bill, AB 1691, would allow CalWORKS recipients

Harbor Scenic Drive will not be affected by this closure.

to count English classes towards their “core activity hour” requirements. Under existing law, English learners could be dropped from the program, while those learning other skills are allowed to continue receiving aid. “Speaking English is a pretty important job skill,” said Lowenthal. AB 1691 will allow participants to take these classes and remain in CalWORKS. By gaining English proficiency, the legal immigrants and refugees in the program will be better able to take advantage of job

training programs and find permanent employment. Undocumented immigrants are excluded from the aid program. “Ultimately,” said Lowenthal, “we will have fewer people in the CalWORKS system.” The Assembly Appropriations Committee approved the bill Wednesday on a 12-5 vote. The bill was previously approved by the Assembly Human Services Committee on a 4-1 vote. It could be up for a vote of the full Assembly as early as mid-April.

HOME WORK Who Energy Upgrade California What Energy-upgrade home-improvement show Where Lakewood First United Methodist Church, 4300 Bellflower Blvd. When Saturday April 7 from 10am to 2pm More info Homeowners will learn how improvements in air and duct sealing, attic and wall insulation, and heating and ventilation can save money and improve comfort in the home. Contact Karla Zambrano at (855) 487- 4723 or Earnest Preacely at (562) 719-9393.

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Publisher by Neena Strichart I find it refreshing that so many of our local small businesses and restaurants (including our loyal advertisers) are stepping up their efforts to offer superior customer service as well as to keep their places of business in tip-top shape. With our lousy economy, it is difficult for independent business owners to keep slashing their prices in order to attract customers, but it is possible for them to make sure that they make their shops and eateries places that welcome both current and new patrons. I don’t always shop or dine based on price. Many times my decisions are made because I know that a certain restaurateur, service provider or merchant understands my needs. Those businesses make me feel special and appreciated, and, in turn, I prefer to spend my hardearned cash with them. What exactly do I mean by “understands my needs?” Well, my having celiac disease makes it a pain in the neck for Steve and me to dine out. People like Jack Skandalakis at Café Bixby understand my gluten intolerance, and he makes sure that his cooks do the best they can to not contaminate with flour the food they prepare for me. Jack understands that when I say “no croutons” on my salad I mean NO CROUTONS ON MY SALAD. I am so sensitive to gluten that simply removing the delicate little squares of toast from the bowl will not do me any good because the residue left behind is going to make me sick as a dog. Therefore, Café Bixby always serves me a salad that has never been contaminated with even a crumb of bread! Now that’s service! Delius Restaurant provides the same type of care in their service. Besides my food-preparation needs, I have other issues that other business owners are helpful with

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I have noticed an increased amount of apathy and lack of enthusiasm by some local shop owners. Here is what I consider to be a short list of eight action items that should be included in a course called Small Retail Ownership 101: 1. Smile and greet your customers. They don’t want you to hover, but they all appreciate being acknowledged and greeted. It makes them feel appreciated. 2. Keep regular hours. Don’t open late or close early. Shoppers and patrons want to be able to count on you. Also, try to keep your hours consistent. If you can, choose hours and stick to them. Example: Tuesday–Friday 9am–7pm, Saturday 10am–6pm. NOT Tuesday 10am–6pm, Wednesday noon–5pm, closed Thursday,

Vivian C. Nelson Long Beach Mea Culpa The story “SH homeowner gathers support from local Occupy movement in efforts to stop foreclosure eviction” should be corrected as follows: According to the City’s Community Development Department, the house’s building permit includes four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The building also has a significant amount of space.

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I was amused when I heard that the people who heard, or read, the reports on the additive “slime” in their meat products were horrified and vowed to not buy any meat product unless they are sure the product doesn’t contain any slime. I’ve been telling everyone and anyone who would pay attention to me for the past year that all meat and poultry products you buy now, unless they are “organic” with nothing added and nothing taken away, have so much additives added to them that the taste is completely gone on a lot of meat products. Allow your supermarket chicken to thaw and catch the water and ice that was added to that chicken, and maybe you can understand why you have such a hard time getting it to fry the way it used to or taste the way it used to. Same way with beef or pork. I’m certainly happy that the public has finally woken up to the realities of what is going on with our food products. Of course the government has said that the additive is not harmful, but did they also tell you about the quality and taste? I am not making this up, but my dog has refused to eat some of the chicken or meat I bought for him. I now buy ground meat at Costco for him, and he will eat it. Who said animals were dumb?

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Friday 11am–7pm. Your customers don’t want to have to memorize your elaborately detailed and ever changing schedule. If you want their business, make it easy for them. If you don’t, your competitors will. 3. Go that extra mile to meet your customers’ needs. If you don’t have what they are looking for, can you order it? Can you recommend where they can find it? 4. Offer features and benefits that your competitors don’t, and I don’t necessarily mean cheaper prices. Do you gift-wrap, ship, deliver, or...? If parking is scarce, can your clients order from you by phone, online, by fax? 5. Know your customers’ needs. What do they want? What don’t they want? Call them when you receive items you know they will enjoy. 6. Is your shop clean? Inside and out? Are your shelves dusted, carpets clean and swept, light bulbs changed? How’s your outside street and landscaping? Keep your sidewalk swept, windows washed and your weeds pulled. Unkempt frontage (or backdoor entrances) will discourage business before folks even get out of their cars. Keeping your shop neat and tidy is just as important as offering superior customer service. 7. Does your business look open? Are the lights on? Do you have an open sign? Too much reflective film, dark drapes or heavy shutters give the appearance of a store that is closed for business. Open it up; look ready for business. 8. Give your place of business the sniff test, or ask a friend to do it for you. Watch out for heavily perfumed candles or sprays. Strong “pleasant” scents can be as big a turn-off for some as cigarette smoke, onions or garbage.

addressing. I work during the week, sometimes until 6pm or later, and it is so wonderful to be able to stop for a haircut or pedicure on the way home. Oh, I understand that many service providers would rather be home with their families at that time of evening, but having to do all my personal business on weekends is so very difficult to do– the list is neverending! And, if I feel that way, I know that others do as well. These days it is important that we accommodate our customers and give them what they need. For instance, at Bixby Knolls Car Wash they offer “early bird” car washing, full service, outside only, deluxe detailing as well as do-it-yourself bays. Talk about a variety of services. The Grossmans (owners of the car wash) understand what the people want and then give it to them. We love our advertisers and do the best we can to meet with them before or after hours, or even on the weekend if necessary. We understand what it’s like to be busy. We aren’t perfect, but we sure strive to be. Back nearly three years ago I wrote my column about small-business customer service and included a portion that I called Small Retail Ownership 101. I am reprinting that portion of the column below. I hope it helps some of our local small businesses cater to their customers and therefore increase their chances to survive in this tough financial climate:

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Among the offices on the ballot for the Tuesday, April 10 election in Long Beach will be City Council districts 4 and 8. Since those seats cover geographical areas that fall within its distribution area, the Signal Tribune has requested that each of the candidates seeking those seats submit information on his or her campaign, the results of which are published below and on page 7. For more information on the election, visit longbeach.gov/cityclerk/elections .

Long Beach City Council District 4 Patrick O’Donnell Age 46

Education California State University, Long Beach for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees

Years residing in Long Beach Born in Long Beach, where he has lived the last nearly 20 years

Nonprofit/professional affiliations California Teachers Association; Surfrider Foundation, Los Angeles

Years residing in current district Nearly 20

goals if elected Continue fiscal responsibility and smallbusiness support while maintaining rapid public-safety response times Continue to aggressively repair and maintain streets and sidewalks Continue to support our parks and afterschool programs in schools

Occupation Teacher, City Councilmember Personal information Married to wife, Jennifer, 4th District smallbusiness owner; two daughters

Platform (See above) Endorsements Long Beach Police Officers Association, Long Beach Firefighters Association, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, Senator Alan Lowenthal, Pacific West Association of Realtors, Senator Betty Karnette (ret.), Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster

Daryl Supernaw Personal information Married to Cheryl (Hamilton) Supernaw, who is also a lifelong 4th District resident, for 32 years, with two adult children, Shaun and Lauren Education Buffum Elementary Stanford Junior High Wilson High Graduate of LBCC and CSULB for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees

Age 60 Years residing in Long Beach 60 Years residing in current district 60

Nonprofit/professional affiliations Long Beach Sustainable City Commission, current member and former chair Atherton Corridor Neighborhood Association, founder 4th District Budget Advisory Committee LBUSD Adopt-a-School Program Long Beach Strategic Marketing, Inc. Rethinking Greater Long Beach Schroeder Hall Area Neighborhood Group

Occupation Business consultant

goals if elected Bring business acumen and corporate business experience to city council Maintain the airport noise ordinance while promoting airport business and profitability Develop a “customer service” focus and improved communication to the way the council office addresses neighborhood issues Develop a sense of “community” district wide, and address concerns equally for all of our neighborhoods Improve business friendliness to promote retail and job growth throughout the district Develop non-traditional (non tax-based) revenue streams for funding of city services Re-establish the connection between the council office and local public and private schools, LBCC and CSULB Ensure that all essential services (public safety, parks, libraries, etc.) are properly funded

Platform My platform, simply stated, is to be an independent voice advocating for the residents and business owners of the 4th District. The voters deserve a councilmember who exemplifies honesty, integrity and utmost sense of pride in the community. They also deserve a representative who will fulfill his commitment, and I pledge to serve the entire four years and not seek higher office in midterm. Endorsements The voters of Long Beach have determined that city council is a non-partisan position. I am a non-partisan candidate, and I am not backed by any political party. I am totally independent and have not accepted any funds from political action committees. My endorsements are from the residents of the 4th District and community leaders throughout the city.

John Watkins Age 51 Years residing in Long Beach 35 Years residing in current district 30 Occupation Retired sergeant, Long Police Police Department Currently work for and with Special Olympics Southern California Education Attended LBCC and CSULB, earned bachelors degree

Nonprofit/professional affiliations Special Olympics Boy Scouts of America goals if elected Balancing the budget will always be the primary goal, but reducing crime and building business will be top priorities. Platform My platform is public safety, business and our infrastructure The East Division has the highest crime rate in the city of Long Beach, and we have not hired officers in almost four years. We have to replenish what we’re losing before it gets too late. We also need to look at other alter-

natives to how we do business, through technology and other resources. Jobs, jobs and more jobs. We need to encourage and assist more small business to take root in our city. Economic development and growth will be led by local business. Long Beach has become a corridor city, spending millions of dollars on appearance. We need to focus more on the neighborhoods where we live and deal specifically with poor roadways, broken sidewalks and other neighborhood concerns. Endorsements Endorsed by business, neighbors and friends

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Long Beach City Council District 8 Al Austin Age 43 Years residing in Long Beach 18 Years residing in current district 11 Occupation Organizational consultant Personal information Married with three children Education Studied at Long Beach City College; earned bachelor’s degree in organizational management from University of LaVerne; graduate studies in public policy & administration at Cal State Long Beach

Lillian Kawasaki

Occupation Director, Water Replenishment District of Southern California Personal information Married to Craig Carter, 37 years Education Bachelor’s Degree in zoology from California State University Los Angeles Master’s Degree in biology from California State University Los Angeles Nonprofit/professional affiliations Historical Society of Long Beach, Advisory Committee Friends of Manzanar National Historical Site, Co-Chair

Age 61 Years residing in Long Beach 8 Years residing in current district 8

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goals if elected Spur economic development Promote safe and livable neighborhoods Responsibly steward the environment Increase the efficiency, transparency and accountability of local government

Nonprofit/professional affiliations Board member of Fairfield Family YMCA; served on Long Beach Citizen Police Complaint Commission (2003-2007); Academic Uprise, Inc. (former chairperson); Long Beach Browns youth football team (general manager) goals if elected Provide the resources our police and firefighters need to keep our neighborhoods safe Focus on positive opportunities for our youth and utilize gang-intervention strategies Partner with our small businesses to promote our corridors and create local jobs Protect the quality of life of our neighbor-

Platform There are numerous challenges currently facing the city of Long Beach, which is why I want to contribute my three decades of local government experience and knowledge to serving my community. My active local involvement in Long Beach, combined with my economic and environmental expertise, makes me uniquely qualified to face those challenges as our next city councilmember. My highest priority will be to increase local jobs, and retain and attract new businesses. We must continue to revitalize the Atlantic Avenue Corridor and Long Beach Boulevard Corridor to spark growth within our neighborhoods and businesses. As councilmember, I will focus on public safety and infrastructure improvements. I will also be a strong ally of our local schools, libraries, parks, and arts community. I have the experience necessary to lead the way in protecting our environment, improve air and water quality, and responsibly manage our natural resources. I will work to preserve our

hoods, including investing in our streets, sidewalks and city trees, and protecting our airport noise ordinance Platform As your councilmember, I will be a champion for our neighborhoods with an independent voice that you expect and deserve. I will ask the tough questions at City Hall to make sure that our priorities stay focused on providing safe and quality neighborhoods. Endorsements Councilmember Rae Gabelich, Long Beach Firefighters Association, Long Beach Police Officers Association, Councilmember Steven Neal, former Councilmember Rob Webb, former Vice Mayor Val Lerch

green and open spaces, while promoting more walkable and bicycle friendly neighborhoods. We need to improve government transparency in the City of Long Beach. I will work to ensure local government is accessible and accountable to the people it should be serving. Endorsements Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster Former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill Assemblymember Alan Lowenthal LA County Supervisor Don Knabe Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud Long Beach School Board Member Barbara Stanton Long Beach City College Board of Trustees President Doug Otto The Sierra Club Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Democratic Women’s Study Club National Women’s Political Caucus

Although the Signal Tribune had made contact with eighth district city council candidate Gustavo Rivera, who indicated he would submit his responses for this candidate section, Rivera had not responded by press time, and phone calls to his home were not returned.

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and cats are infected with the bacteria by fleas,” he said. “When a human comes in contact with an infected flea, the bacteria infect the human’s blood, causing the disease.” Bellomo noted that the bacteria do not enter the blood stream directly from the flea bite, but rather from the feces excreted by the fleas while they are biting. “Fleas are not very clean insects,” he said. “The fact that you are bitten by a flea makes it almost certain that you have also been exposed to flea feces.” He explained that the typhus-causing bacteria are present in the feces and can enter the bloodstream when the feces comes in contact with the flea bite or any other wound or opening in the skin. “Less than two percent of people who have untreated endemic typhus will die,” Bellomo said. He added that many of those who die from the disease have an already compromised immune system, or other serious health problems. According to Bellomo, 37 people living in the areas covered by the county health department contracted endemic typhus in 2011. “That does not include the jurisdictions of Long Beach and Pasadena, because they have their own health departments,” he said. John Holguin, epidemiologist for the Long Beach Health Department, said that only five people in Long

Beach contracted the disease in 2011. Figures for state or national occurrences of the disease are not readily available, according to Bellomo. Bellomo said that one person living in the 3300 block of Cerritos Avenue contracted the disease last September. As a result, county health department staff recently distributed fliers describing the disease and preventative measures to residents in the vicinity of the occurrence, and extending for several blocks in every direction. “We think it is prudent to distribute information to educate people in the area,” Bellomo said. “We also conducted an environmental assessment to see whether there are conditions that are conducive to the spread of the disease in that area, and our staff did not note any.” He stressed that a person cannot contract the disease by coming into contact with a person who has it; only fleas transmit the bacteria. He added that in Los Angeles County, rats, opossums and cats carry the fleas that transmit the disease. People contract the disease because those animals are often in close proximity to humans. Infected fleas can pass the bacteria to their offspring for up to 17 generations, but infected animals usually show no symptoms of the disease. Animals that carry the disease live in urban, suburban and rural areas. In Los Angeles County, almost all cases of endemic typhus fever can be traced to fleas from cats and opossums. According to Bellomo, no vaccine

exists that can immunize a person from endemic typhus, but simple precautionary measures can greatly reduce one’s chances of contracting the disease. Flea control tops the list of those measures. The county health department encourages residents to always keep their pets, yards and homes free of fleas. Pet owners should talk to a veterinarian about the best way to keep fleas off their pet, and they should not allow their animals to roam outdoors. Also homeowners should use insecticides that specifically target fleas to clear their yards and homes of the pest. “Another preventative measure is to eliminate all harborage that can be used by opossums and rats on your property,” Bellomo said. “That means having screens over windows and crawl spaces, and keeping your yard clear of heavy undergrowth and debris where the animals can hide.” Bellomo also warned against encouraging wild animals, feral cats and stray cats to visit your yard by directly or indirectly feeding them. He noted that indirect feeding usually happens by leaving the lids open on garbage cans or allowing pet food to stay in a bowl outdoors overnight. “Animals also eat fruit that falls from trees and vegetables from gardens,” he said. “It’s best to harvest fruits and vegetables as soon as they are ripe so that they do not attract animals to your yard.” According to health department literature, people also need to take pre-

cautions when cleaning out an area that may have been used as a nest by rats, opossums or cats. The area should be sprayed with a disinfectant, by a person wearing protective equipment such as a particle mask or respirator, goggles and gloves. Taking these precautions also reduces exposure to rodent excretions that can cause other diseases. “There are antibiotics that cure peo-

ple of murine typhus, but as a public health agency, we focus primarily on prevention,” Bellomo stressed. “Our emphasis is on education and control, because it is always better to avoid acquiring a disease than to be treated for it after you have it.” MORE INFORMATION lapublichealth.org

Parking citations collection process audit finds about $18 million in fees still unpaid Mayor Bob Foster joined City Auditor Laura Doud Thursday as she announced an audit of the Long Beach parking citations collection process. Key among the audit findings is the critical need for a new software system. The software the City uses to document parking citations and track them through the collection process is hopelessly outof-date and unreliable, according to a press release issued by City Auditor’s Office. Parking citation revenue is a significant source of revenue to the City, which issues approximately 345,000 parking citations every year, collecting approximately $13 million annually, according to Doud’s office. “We cannot afford to ignore this problem any longer,” Doud said. “We must act swiftly and make the needed investment to update our outdated system to be

more efficient in our collection efforts and to use our City resources better.” “We are working together to actively look for solutions for Long Beach,” Foster said. “If we can successfully collect even a portion of the unpaid fines, it would be a great gain. Investing in our city by changing the current system could support additional police officers, add more library hours or improve our parks.” “I am in agreement with the Mayor,” said City Auditor Doud. “How can we ask taxpayers for more taxes when we haven’t done all we can do to collect the revenue due to the City?” The audit has been agendized for the April 3 City Council meeting. The full report with detailed explanation of the City Auditor’s recommendations can be viewed at CityAuditorLauraDoud.com .

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Schipske’s office again hosting ‘ultimate science project’ for local kids As a way of educating the city’s youth on how to refuel America on clean and alternative energy, Fifth District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Solar Grand Prix competition on Saturday, April 21. The race will take place at El Dorado Park on the corner of Willow Street and Studebaker Road. “This competition is the ultimate science project for our children,” Schipske said. “It’s fun, dynamic and steers our kids towards a future that protects the environment through the constructive use of green energy.” Schipske and her Solar Sustainability Taskforce established the Solar

Grand Prix three years ago as a way to involve students. Over the past two years, more than 600 students and coaches have participated in the event. After attending a mandatory orientation on Solar Energy, students receive a “Solar Car Kit,” which includes a solar panel and an electric motor. Students have the creative leeway to design and build their cars by using their own resources in order to compete in the categories of “Fastest Car,” “Best Overall Design,” “Most Innovative Design,” and “Best Green Design.” This year’s competition will feature 228 students divided into 57 teams. A

coach’s race will also run for the grand finale. Schipske has raised private funds from individuals and sponsors to pay for the solar car kits, T-shirts, and awards. Sponsors of the event include Signal Hill Petroleum, P2S Engineering, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Fire Fighters Association, Ameco Solar, Segue to Solar, Waste Management, Solagex, Dr. Walter, Keesal Young and Logan, and the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Union Local 630, constructed the two racetracks. For more information about the Solar Grand Prix, visit longbeach.gov/district5/solargrandprix, or contact Rachel Powers at (562) 570-6932 or rachel.powers@longbeach.gov .

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Long Beach students use paper to deflect the Sun’s rays onto their solar panels to race their cars in the Solar Grand Prix.

California Coastal Commission announces its new cleanup campaign for Earth Day The California Coastal Commission, the leader of the state’s largest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day, has announced a new and innovative cleanup program that will increase volunteer opportunities and help remove debris from our communities and shorelines before it has a chance to enter the Pacific Ocean. The Earth Day 2012: Clean Up Where You Live, Work, & Play initiative invites all Californians to organize their own cleanup events, as large or small as they like, and at any location they choose. The Coastal Commission launched a new website, earthdaycleanup.org, to provide a platform for volunteer recruitment over the coming month, leading up to Earth Week cleanups taking place from April 16 to April 22. Californians are invited to register their cleanup locations on earthdaycleanup.org, where the locations will be plotted on a map of California for all to view. The website also offers toolkits

and other resources to help citizens run their own cleanups. Volunteers who are interested in participating in a cleanup but not organizing their own effort can also register on the website and choose from among the available cleanups organized by members of their community or by local nonprofits. “We have had tremendous success over the years with Coastal Cleanup Day and our year-round Adopt-ABeach Program,” said Eben Schwartz, statewide outreach manager for the California Coastal Commission. “We realized, though, that volunteers want to do more. They’re committed to the health of our coast and oceans. By creating this new platform, we are inviting volunteers to take their cleanup ethic with them into all parts of their lives– to clean up wherever they may live, work, or play– so that we can stop trash before it has a chance to enter our oceans.” Trash in California is surprisingly mobile, as an estimated 80 percent of

all trash that enters the Pacific from California originates from land-based sources. Trash, especially plastic waste, can enter storm drains or creeks and eventually flow out to the ocean. Much of the trash that is visible on city streets and around urban areas has the potential to become marine debris and harm ocean ecosystems. By inviting Californians to clean up around inland areas, the Coastal Commission hopes to improve the conditions on beaches and in the ocean over the long-term. Earth Day 2012: Clean Up Where You Live, Work, & Play is presented by the California Coastal Commission with support from a group of sponsors, including Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water, Whole Foods Market; Nature’s Path, Clif Bar, Union Bank, and the Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau and esteemed partners Heal the Bay and The Ian Somerhalder Foundation.

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Hughes Middle School’s ecological organization produces video to inform public about urban runoff

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Screen shot of the informational “urban runoff” video produced by students at Hughes Middle School

Generation Earth, an environmental-education program from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, hosts an annual competition, the Streets to the Sea Challenge, for middle-school students to create public awareness campaigns about urban runoff. As a submission to that competition, students who are part of the environmentally active Green Team at Hughes Middle School have produced a fourminute public-service announcement about urban runoff, its causes, and ways to prevent it. “They had a great time making the video, and they received terrific support for the project from all sides, from city government, to city departments, to local businesses,” said Cathy Procopio, Hughes Middle School’s Green Team adviser. “They are also involved in creating a runoff-busting garden on campus, which will demonstrate how architectural/landscape design can either be the cause of, or the mitigation of, urban runoff. They just received

WrD honored by Watereuse Association as its recycled Water Agency of the Year The WateReuse California Association has awarded the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) its Recycled Water Agency of the Year– Large Award for 2012. This selection was made by the 2012 California Annual Conference Awards SubCommittee members and the WateReuse California Board. The award was publicly announced and awarded at the 2012 WateReuse California Annual Con-

ference in Sacramento on March 26, before the conference attendees. Receiving the award for WRD were Board President Albert Robles and General Manager Robb Whitaker. “It is a great honor for WRD to receive the Recycled Water Agency of the Year award. This award is further evidence of WRD’s leadership in developing a local, reliable and sustainable water supply that includes smart water recycling projects,” Robles said. “Our proj-

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a preliminary sketch from JDC Landscape Architects for the garden and are waiting eagerly to hear back on two grants they worked on to fund the project. Urban runoff is a serious problem, particularly for Long Beach as it sits right between two major rivers that carry runoff from numerous cities upstream. We are really proud of the kids for taking this project on and committing so much time and energy to getting the message out there.” The video, which can be viewed at YouTube.com/watch?v=dZ4o7RZBBXk, is set to the song “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell and, evidently inspired by Bob Dylan’s pre-MTV video for his song “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” featur es local figures flipping through cards with

in a “Walk to School Wednesday” program. Volunteers conduct a monthly uniform swap. Additionally, the school has a new Junior Green Team of 4th and 5th graders. On top of its daily “green” activities, Longfellow, along with all Long Beach Unified School District schools, earned Energy Star Certification in late 2011, due to concerted efforts at the district level to conserve energy and save money. “This, along with the district’s participation in SHAPE California, a nutrition education program, and the district’s Styrofoam recycling program, are ways in which all Long Beach Unified schools are working toward healthier school environments,” said Heather Morrison, Green Team coordinator, who also indicated that Longfellow teachers promote health and wellness through an expanded outdoor physical-education program and by taking students on numerous field trips that foster outdoor learning and environmental awareness. The school also has a courtyard garden/outdoor science lab, which features California native plants, fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and an area for composting and vermicomposting. An indoor science classroom provides an additional resource for hands-on learning and discovery. “Longfellow’s nomination as a

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information about urban runoff. Those included, among others, in the video are: Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster; Lisa Harris, manager of Long Beach Environmental Service; Lillian Kawasaki, director of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California; Blair Cohn and Krista Leaders of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association; staff of Hughes Middle School; The Bixby Knolls Ranger mascot, who is seen scooping up droppings after a careless dog owner failed to do so; and Squirt the Waterdrop, the Water Replenishment District’s mascot, seen at Bixby Knolls Car Wash and holding a sign encouraging viewers to patronize car washes that recycle water.

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Longfellow Elementary named one of four state nominees for national environmental award Longfellow Elementary School in Bixby Knolls has just been named one of four California finalist nominees for the new Green Ribbon Award, a federal program that recognizes schools for reducing environmental impact on their communities, promoting healthy school environments for their own students and staff, and offering high-quality environmental education. The nominations have been submitted to the federal Department of Education, and award winners will be announced on Earth Day– April 22. The other nominees are: Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale; The Athenian School in Danville; and Grand View Elementary School in Manhattan Beach. Over the past two years, through its lunchtime and classroom recycling programs and other efforts, Longfellow has diverted over 100,000 pounds of would-be trash from the landfill, according to a press release issued by the school Tuesday. Long Beach’s Environmental Services Bureau has been instrumental in the achievement of Longfellow’s high wastediversion rate. In addition to recycling, Longfellow Green Team volunteers deliver unused cold foods and milk to Food Finders, a local food bank distributor, on a daily basis. Students also participate

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Fourth district to host Spring Egg Hunt free to the public The office of Fourth District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell will host a Spring Egg Hunt at Los Altos Park, 5485 Stearns St., from 10am to noon on Saturday, March 31. “The Spring Egg Hunt is an event for the whole family to enjoy,” O’Donnell said. “We want to kick off spring in the fourth district with an age-old tradition that is even celebrated at the White House. We have a variety of

activities planned, including pictures with the Easter Bunny and face painting.” The Spring Egg Hunt is completely free of charge and open to the public. It will feature music, arts and crafts, a bounce house, free giveaways from various local merchants and more. For more information, call O’Donnell’s office at (562) 570-6918.

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Deputy Chief Sarjeant named interim chief of Long Beach Fire Department City Manager Patrick West has named Deputy Chief Mike Sarjeant, a 25-year veteran of the Long Beach Fire Department, to be interim fire chief. “Deputy Chief Sarjeant is a highly capable leader with a wide range of experience, and I am confident that he will do an excellent job in this role,” Mr. West said. Sarjeant’s new role is effective Saturday, April 7 and will continue until West appoints a new chief to replace former Chief Alan Patalano, who recently retired. That process is expected to take approximately

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three months, and both external and internal candidates will be considered. “I have enjoyed every assignment and position I have held in the fire service, and I will continue to do my professional and personal best for the Long Beach Fire Department in this role,” Sarjeant said. Sarjeant was promoted to his current rank in June 2010 and is responsible for the Operations Bureau, which includes field personnel, emergency medical services (EMS) education and training, and the Marine Safety Division. Sarjeant began his career with the Long Beach Fire Department in November 1986 and has held a variety of positions, including firefighter, paramedic/firefighter, captain and battalion chief. He has earned numerous training certificates and is a member of mul-

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A multitude of teams are expected to bring out their inner child at the 80th annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest in Long Beach on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 1 Granada Ave. Saturday will feature professional sand sculptors and community viewing, and Sunday will be the main event with community and corporate teams, vendors and attractions for all ages. Last August, Granada Beach on Belmont Shore came alive with the 79th contest. Twenty-four amateur teams from surrounding schools, neighborhoods and businesses showed off their creative skills and competed for various prizes while

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local youth building their very first sand castle. Sculptures will be judged on uniqueness of sculpture, difficulty of construction, and display and concept. The day will also include a kid’s zone, arts and crafts vendors, live music and food. General attendance is free. Various levels for sponsorships and contributions are listed on the website. All event proceeds will benefit charity. MORE INFORMATION lbsandcastle.com

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The indoor pool at Belmont Plaza Pool, 4000 Olympic Plaza, reopened to the public with an open house on March 26. The pool had been closed for repairs since mid December. “The Belmont Plaza Pool is an important part of the Long Beach aquatic community,” said 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong. “I look forward to restoring public access to the many swim classes and sessions we offer at this wonderful facility.” Water exercise classes and swim lessons will return to Belmont Plaza Pool with sessions set to begin on March 26 and May 14. Registration for swim lessons is available online

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PUBLiC NOTiCES TST4015 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 741124CA Loan No. 0702030966 Title Order No. 100205417-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-13-2005. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04-09-2012 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07-21-2005, Book , Page , Instrument 05 1722497, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: STEPHEN D. BURTON, AN UNMARRIED MAN, 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: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: PARCEL 1: LOT 31 OF TRACT NO. 532281, IN THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1265 PAGES 13 TO 19 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES IN, UNDER AND/OR THAT MAY BE PRODUCED FROM A DEPTH OF BELOW 100 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, EXCLUDING HOWEVER, ANY USE OF OR RIGHT IN OR TO ANY PORTION OF THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND TO A DEPTH OF 100 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE THEREOF, AS RESERVED AND/OR GRANTED IN VARIOUS DEEDS OF RECORD, ONE OF SAID DEEDS BEING ONE RECORDED IN BOOK 27761 PAGE 274 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL 2: EXCLUSIVE AND NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS AND RIGHT FOR USE, ENJOYMENT, ACCESS, INGRESS AND EGRESS, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, ENCROACHMENT, DRAINAGE, SUPPORT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, ALL AS AND TO THE EXTENT DESCRIBED AND PROVIDED FOR IN THE DECLARATION, RECORDED FEBRUARY 9, 2001 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 01-218545 AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $789,890.44 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2540 HILLCREST STREET SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 APN Number: 7214014-104 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

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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 email; by face to face meeting. DATE: 03-13-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, 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.comASAP# 4209555 03/16/2012, 03/23/2012, 03/30/2012

return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's Trustee. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 03/29/12, First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers -- FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916) 939-0772. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC May be Acting as a Debt Collector Attempting to Collect a Debt. Any Information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0198582 03/30/12, 04/06/12, 04/13/12

TST4028 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TSG No.: 6315050 TS No.: CA1100238353 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:7148‑008‑038 Property Address: 3326 MYRTLE AVENUE SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/06/05. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 01/19/05, as Instrument No. 05 0125540, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: DIANA HARRIS, A SINGLE PERSON,. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) Inside the lobby of the building located at 628 North Diamond Bar Blvd., Suite B, Diamond Bar, CA. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 7148‑008‑038. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3326 MYRTLE AVENUE, SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $317,389.40. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a

TST4027 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE&'S SALE TS No. CA-11485470-VF Order No.: 110572167-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/25/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): RAOUL SPEARS AND KIMBERLY SPEARS , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 9/1/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2112555 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 4/23/2012 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,065,518.97 The purported property address is: 2521 HILLCREST STREET, SIGNAL HILL, CA 92404 Assessor&'s Parcel No. 7214-014-089 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, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 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. A4210428 03/30/2012, 04/06/2012, 04/13/2012

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TST4023 T.S. No. 11-6128-55 Loan No. 1011081377 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/13/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale.  Trustor: YANELA J MORGAN AND ANGELLO A MORGAN WIFE AND HUSBAND AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Duly Appointed Trustee: THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION  Recorded 03/19/2008 as Instrument No. 20080468939 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California,  Date of Sale: 5/3/2012 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Vineyard Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive Norwalk, CA. 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $297,966.99, estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 2296 GAVIOTA AVE UNIT 2 SIGNAL HILL, CA A.P.N.: 7215-007-063  The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale.  NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property.  NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 2802832 or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the file number assigned to this case 11-6128-55. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 3/21/2012 THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW COR-

TST4016 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 PROåTECT 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 04/09/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 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 the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,229,749.10. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 08/07/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A-4214143 03/16/2012, 03/23/2012, 03/30/2012 TST4010 / 2012 028853 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as: SPOTNPHOTO, 934 Belmont Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: 1. 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Registrant: CYCLO LLC, 2451 Lemon Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Sean C. Saing, President. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 7, 2012. 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: March 16, 23, 30, & April 6, 2012. TST4017 / 2012 037921 STATEMENT oF ABANDoNMENT oF US oF FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: IT TAKES TU, located at 10403 Park St., Bellflower, CA 90706. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on September 7, 2011, original File No. 2011095286, in the County of Los Angeles. Registrant: GLORIA SONG TU, 10403 Park Ave., Bellflower, CA 90706. This business is conducted by: an Individual. Signed: Gloria Tu. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 7, 2012. Pub. The Signal Tribune: March 16, 23, 30, & April 6, 2012. TST4020 / 2012 037466 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: 1BIXBY SKATE, 2 LONG BEACH SKATE, 3. BIXBY ROLLER SKATE, 4. LONG BEACH ROLLER SKATE, 3709 Falcon Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: NATALIE MCPHERSON, 3709 Falcon Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Natalie McPherson. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 6, 2012. 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: March 23, 30, & April 6, 13, 2012. TST4021 / 2012 044274 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: CEREMONIES BY CAROLYN, 4121 Hathaway Ave. #5, Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: CAROLYN LEAL, 4121 Hathaway Ave. #5, Long Beach, CA 90815. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Carolyn Leal. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 15, 2012. 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: March 23, 30, & April 6, 13, 2012. TST4022 / 2012 042191 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: PRO BUILT R/C, 4412 Snowden Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713. Registrant: GEORGE BERNHARDT, 4412 Snowden Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: George Bernhardt. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 13, 2012. 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: March 23, 30, & April 6, 13, 2012. TST4024 / 2012 045457 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: BAJA SONORA #2 LLC, 3502 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: BAJA SONORA #2 LLC, 3502 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Michael S. Mendelsohn, Manager. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. The registrant began using this fictitious business name on June 13, 2004. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 19, 2012. 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: March 23, 30, & April 6, 13, 2012. TST4026 / 2012 047991 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: 1. DARE TO CARE FOR KIDS, 2. DARE TO CARE FOR SENIORS, 4508 Atlantic Ave., Suite 186, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: CARE TO CARE FOR THE HOMELSS, INC., 4508 Atlantic Ave., Suite 186, Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Jose Rodriguez, President. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 21, 2012. 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: March 23, 30, & April 6, 13, 2012. TST4025 / 2012 045458 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: CALVARY INCOME TAX, 3553 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: KAREN RODRIGUEZ, 3553 Atlantic Ave. #551, Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Karen Rodriguez. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 19, 2012. 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: March 23, 30, & April 6, 13, 2012. TST4031 / 2012 047807 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: LOVE BEYOND LIMITS, 2042 Cerritos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. Registrant: MALEKA A. LONG, 2042 Cerritos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Maleka A. Long. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 21, 2012. 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: March 30, & April 6, 13, 20, 2012. TST4032 / 2012 049106 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: 1. LONG BEACH RENTALS, 2. LB RENTALS, 4102 E. Jacinto Way, Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: CHANDRA L. CLEWLEY, 4102 E. Jacinto Way, Long Beach, CA 90815. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Chandra L. Clewley. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 22, 2012. 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

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federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: March 30, & April 6, 13, 20, 2012. TST4033 / 2012 051634 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: 1. TIME 4 LUBE, 2. TIME4LUBE, 1750 Daisy Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813. Registrant: SADA KAROBAR, INC., 1750 Daisy Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Ranbir Sohal, Treasurer. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 27, 2012. 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: March 30, & April 6, 13, 20, 2012. TST4034 / 2012 038406 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: DINNERZONME, 1740 Park Ave., Suite 15, Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: LASHAWN WILLIAMS, 1740 Park Ave., Suite 15, Long Beach, CA 90815. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Lashawn Williams. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 7, 2012. 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: March 30, & April 6, 13, 20, 2012.

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TST4035 / 2012 046374 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: XOTL BURRITO, 4740 E. 7th St., Long Beach, CA 90804. Registrant: OLSON LEON 11396 LLC, 4740 E. 7th St., Long Beach, CA 90804. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Gabriel Leon, General Manager. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. The registrant began using this fictitious business name on March 18, 2012. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 20, 2012. 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: March 30, & April 6, 13, 20, 2012.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 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:

TST4036 / 2012 034836 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: 1. SWANN AND ASSOCIATES, 2. SWANN & ASSOCIATES INSTRUMENTATION SALES INC., 1707-B E. 28th St., Signal Hill, CA 90755. Registrant: SWANN & ASSOCIATES INSTRUMENTATION SALES INC., 1707-B E. 28th St., Signal Hill, CA 90755. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Michael Swann, President. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. The registrant began using this fictitious business name on August 22, 1995. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 1, 2012. 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: March 30, & April 6, 13, 20, 2012.

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.

TST4037 / 2012 053328 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: AASA SIGNAL HILL TRADING, 1481 E. 28th St., Signal Hill, CA 90755. Registrant: ALEX STYLE AND SPEED, INC., 1481 E. 28th St., Signal Hill, CA 90755. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Yuji Kawakami, President. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 28, 2012. 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: March 30, & April 6, 13, 20, 2012.

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CoNSTRUCTIoN PERMIT TIME EXTENSIoNS THE PlANNING CoMMISSIoN WIll CoNDUCT A WoRKSHoP To EXAMINE IMPlEMENTATIoN AND PRoCEDURAl CRITERIA FoR CoNSTRUCTIoN PERMIT TIME EXTENSIoNS AND PoTENTIAl PENAlTY PRoCESSING.

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 Matt Diaz, Contract Planner at mdiaz@willdan.com or calling at (562) 989-7344. Published in the Signal Tribune newspaper: March 30, 2012 (per Gov’t Code (§65091(a)(3)(1)) Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010: March 30, 2012

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The Long Beach Playhouse announced this week that it has selected Madison Mooney to serve as its business and operations manager. “I am very excited to have Madison join us as the business and pperations manager,” said Andrew Vonderschmitt, the producing artistic director for the Playhouse. “She knows the Playhouse well. She has worked with us as a stage manager, actor and production manager many times in the last three years, so it is very much like we are promoting from within. There are many things we will not have to teach Madison; she understands the culture of the Playhouse, is well loved by our staff and volunteers alike, and knows where we keep the light bulbs. We will be working closely together to

strategize our future and manage the present in a way that serves the city, the Playhouse and our audiences.” Shirley Guy, Playhouse board president said, “I am confident that Madison is the final piece to the puzzle for our staff and volunteers. She comes to us with strong credentials and an enthusiasm for the Playhouse. I couldn't be happier with our choice.” Although Mooney grew up near San Mateo in Belmont, California, she now considers Long Beach home. She is a 2010 graduate of Cal State Long Beach with a degree in theater arts. “I am honored to be working with such a talented staff and at a theatre with such a long and impressive history,” Mooney said. “I feel very fortunate to have been chosen and am looking forward to a great career here.”

Links. “Through this program, a health department nurse and a social worker go out and find frail, vulnerable seniors who have no resources and no health insurance,” she said. “Then the nurse and social worker arrange for the resources to be provided to the seniors.” Those resources, according to Marino, could be anything from healthcare services to payment of utility bills to money for the purchase of a new refrigerator. Until a few years ago, Senior Links was well funded by the health department. Then came the economic recession. Revenues decreased, and the health department had to make budget cuts– including a significant reduction of funding for Senior Links. “That’s when Long Beach Cares stepped in,” Marino said. “We were able to take a donation from Soroptimist International of Long Beach and channel it to Senior Links, enabling that vital program to continue operating.” The Central Neighborhood Action Committee (CNAC) also uses Long Beach Cares as its fiscal agent. CNAC, which does not have nonprofit status, operates in the vicinity of Martin Luther King Jr. Park. It supports the local branch library and holds multicultural, educational, and recreational events for the children who live in that area. “Donations to CNAC go to Long Beach Cares, because we are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit group,” Marino explained. “We then place the money into a subaccount that can only be used for CNAC expenditures.”

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Lori Brault, past president of Long Beach Cares, noted that the organization currently has 24 subaccounts for various community groups, specific health department programs, and programs run by hospitals and other organizations that partner with the health department. “We act as fiscal agent for groups that ask us to do that as long as the services they provide to the community meet the mission of Long Beach Cares,” she said. “That means they have to somehow be related to the health of the people they serve.” According to Brault, while Long Beach Cares channels donations to some of the health department’s programs, the organization does not provide major funding for the health department. She added that Long Beach Cares has an annual budget of $35,000 to $50,000 per year. Most of that goes to private organizations. Some helps pay for the coordinating of events run by healthcare agencies that partner with the health department, and some directly helps support underfunded health department programs. “We partner with about 30 different local organizations,” Marino said. “We don’t run the programs; we just help facilitate their programs and events like health education and health fairs and things done to benefit local communities.” In addition, according to Marino, Long Beach Cares offers one scholarship per year to a Long Beach City College student that is in a nursing or health-related course of study. “We also have small scholarship opportunities for public-health nurses, health educators, and public-health pro-

fessionals to attend public-health conferences, seminars, trainings or workshops,” she added Lewis, Marino and Brault have been associated with the health department for many years. Lewis worked for the health department for approximately 30 years, starting as a public-health nurse, retiring as director of nursing in 2001, and then working as a consultant for the department until 2008. Marino sat on the Long Beach Board of Health and Human Services from 1988 to 1994, and she was one of the founding members of Long Beach Cares. She also worked for the health department as an administrator for about 20 years, retiring in 2011. Brault, who is a nurse practitioner, worked as a healthcare professional for various organizations for 30 years including a stint as director of health services at California State University Fullerton. She sat on the Long Beach Board of Health and Human Services from 1995 to 2006, joined Long Beach Cares in 2006, and was president of that organization from 2009 to 2011. Including Lewis, Marino and Brault, Long Beach Cares currently has only nine members. They are all on the board, and they are all volunteers. The organization conducts its meetings free of charge in the health department headquarters at 2525 Grand Avenue in Long Beach.

was to get compensation for unpaid time spent on call at home as a supervising sergeant at the airport. In response to the revoked license and the failure to fight charges that attributed him with deficient work, Watkins said, “I had a stamped set of plans from the county. I did not know county law superceded state law.”

and other councilmembers, and that’s where you come in.” In regard to questions related to the Long Beach breakwater, O’Donnell and Watkins both agreed that it should be further explored and perhaps even reconfigured to bring in tourism. Supernaw counter-responded and said, “I’m a realist, and I know the City spent a lot of funds on that project.” As far as methods of saving money for the City, Watkins replied with suggestions of taking cuts to technology and city fleet, as well as combining the gas and water departments. Supernaw proposed sponsorships with different community businesses to avoid cutbacks. O’Donnell furthered his stance by saying he would take tough decisions so the City can have a balanced budget. Watkins and Supernaw both responded that they would not be adding more flights at the Long Beach Airport when asked by a resident if they would be placing the same focus O’Donnell has put on the airport. Both candidates did say they would support airport growth and modernization In their closing remarks, Watkins said if elected he would serve his first two years for free and use the money he would have gained as councilmember for youth programs. Supernaw broke down his campaign to airport growth, business management and community involvement. “I will sign a pledge that I will not seek higher office,” Watkins added. O’Donnell remained confident throughout the forum, and his final remarks stayed true to his assurance. “I’m a proven fighter, have examples of a balanced budget and stood up for airport expansion,” O’Donnell said.

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said, “I will commit to serving my entire term, and I will not seek higher office or use the council seat to further my political career.” Supernaw added that he is the only candidate who has not received any kind of expenditures from election committees and that funding for his campaign is coming entirely from donations. Retired police officer Watkins was straightforward with this platform and stated he would focus on public safety and business infrastructure. “Public safety is a priority,” Watkins said. “Technology is not the answer for the lack of police presence in the streets.” Watkins administered handouts that broke down crime statistics for those in attendance. Other remarks given by Watkins included attributing small businesses with being the economic engine for the city and taking a stand for those residents who have told him that the city focuses too much on downtown projects. “We have a potential need right now in our own neighborhood,” Watkins said. “We need to bring in more small businesses.” Watkins has been in the spotlight lately for the recent discovery of the State of California’s revoking his contractor’s license in 1995 and for being a plaintiff in a police “donning and doffing” lawsuit in 2010. That lawsuit was filed by 900 police officials against the City, seeking payment for alleged unpaid time putting on their uniforms and other tasks. Upon being questioned on the issue again by an attendee, Watkins said his sole participation

Forum takeaways Audience members drilled the candidates on fairly common issues that included their plans for bringing in economic growth, tightening the budget and securing public safety. When asked about what can be done to address layoff, and ways of bringing in new city revenue, O’Donnell and Watkins capitalized on attracting small businesses. Supernaw placed more of a focus on securing the current city jobs, including protecting the jobs that are going to be lost if the Long Beach Mail Processing Facility is closed. One resident asked Watkins if residents should carry guns to arm themselves during a time when more crime is occurring because of a lack of police presence. “If you’re going to have a firearm, you need to have it in your safe or somewhere accessible because burglaries are on the rise,” Watkins said. “The last thing you want is for someone to break into your home and take your handgun and use it against you.” O’Donnell was forthright with his stance on several issues and at times further questioned Supernaw’s responses that appeared to dance around the subject. “It's easy to say ‘no’ when you’re running for office,” O’Donnell said during the forum. “I need to build partnerships with the community

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Police officers find deceased man after neighbors become concerned On Wednesday, March 28, at approximately 6:10pm, Long Beach officers Department Police responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Studebaker Road to check on the well-being of the residents. Neighbors had reported that the yard had become overgrown and

they had not seen the occupants for a period of time. Officers checked the residence and found the body of an adult male inside. They were unable to determine a cause of death, and homicide detectives were called to the scene to assist. Detectives are looking into who resides in

the home and their whereabouts, and the investigation remains ongoing. The identity of the subject is unknown and will be determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, along with the official cause of death.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson or Roger Zottneck at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting tipsoft.com.

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LBPD seeking public’s help in identifying suspects involved in 2009 fatal shooting

Suspect 1 The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects wanted in connection with a 2009 shooting that injured three Long Beach men, one of them fatally. On Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at approximately 11:30pm, Long Beach Police responded to a shooting call in the 3600 block of Santa Fe Avenue that resulted in the death of one male adult and the injuring of two others.

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The preliminary investigation revealed that three subjects were walking in the 3600 block of Santa Fe Avenue when they were approached by at least two male subjects on foot that fired at the group, striking all three subjects. One victim, identified as 19-yearold Frank Castro Jr. of Long Beach, was struck multiple times in the upper body and torso and determined deceased at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics. The other two victims, ages 18 and 40 and both from Long Beach, were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, treated and released. Homicide detectives responded to the scene to begin their investigation, and through witness interviews, have been able to piece together a series of events leading up to the murder. Witnesses told investigators there was a group of approximately five black males loitering near two cars parked on the south side of Arlington Street east of Santa Fe Avenue. At least two suspects walked away from the group and con-

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fronted the victims as they were walking, and words were exchanged. After shooting the victims, the suspects, who are believed to be members of a Long Beach gang, rejoined the group and together they fled in the two cars they had been standing near. The vehicles are described as a purple four-door compact and a small brown four-door compact. Detectives have worked with witnesses to develop sketches of the subjects loitering and the suspects seen confronting the victims. The two suspects who confronted the victims, identified as Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 on the sketches above, are described as black males 18 to 22 years of age, 5’10” to 6’2” and 160 to 180 pounds. One of the suspects was wearing his hair in long braids, and the other was wearing a black beanie. At least three other subjects, identified as Suspect 3, 4, and 5, were with the two suspects who approached the victims just prior to and after the shooting. They are all described as black males in their early 20s with average

Suspect 5 height and medium build. The shooting is being investigated as gang-related, and the investigation remains ongoing. Detectives are asking that those who may recognize any of these individuals, who know of their whereabouts, or have information relating to the murder, to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Todd Johnson at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting tipsoft.com.

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