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Editorial

DECISION TO OVERTURN PROP. 8 RIGHT STEP IN DIRECTION OF EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL

Last week, US District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled that Proposition 8, a voter initiative constitutional amendment that eliminated the right of same sex couples to marry, was unconstitutional “under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses.” While lawyers on both sides of the issue continue to battle it out in court, black people will once more find themselves engaged in this heated debate with the black church split down the middle. We know discrimination first hand. From thee days of slavery, through the Jim Crow era, and the Civil Rights Movement, we have been fighting since the firstt Africans arrived off the coast of South Carolina. Today the fight continues for equal rights forr all ng compeople, and that includes the same-gender loving ghts munity. While we do not believe that the gay rights movement is the same as the black Civil Rights Movement, there are similarities and when we discriminate against gays, we are discriminating against our own. As long as there have been black people on Earth, there have been black gays. They are not only our sons and daughters, but they are community leaders, teachers, business owners, politicians, authors, entertain-

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ers, doctors, and more. Black people in America today owe their civil rights to Bayard Rustin, one of the main architects of the Civil Rights Movement and the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It’s important to note that while white gays adopted the language of the civil rights movement, it’s been black gays who put into practice its core principles for their white counterparts to help them gain an understanding of the people and history behind it—many times while fighting issues of racism against blacks from within the gay community. Black people have a come a long ways from the days when the Massuh arranged our marriages, we were jumping over brooms, to being allowed to interracially fight marry. But the fi ght continues.

Gay and lesbian couples work, pay taxes, and contribute to society like every other couple and deserve the same rights and protections afforded to married couples. Gay couples who want to get married should have the right to under today’s laws. Anything less is a form of social injustice and as the conscious of America, it is not for us to aid in the oppression of others, especially our own. The black civil rights movement was essentially born out of and driven by the black church. While it is a fact that social justice and religion are inextricably intertwined in the black community, as is Christianity, allowing gays to marry is not going to change that. Black churches will not be forced to marry gay couples. Besides, it’s highly unlikely that a couple—whether gay or het heterosexual—would choose to get married somewhere they are not welcome. Th The black church will be as it has always been. Gays being allowed to get married will not change that. Wh While we still have a lot of battles to fight to win equali equality for all people, allowing same-gender loving couple couples to marry is a step in the right direction of guarantee anteeing equal liberties for all people. Gay Marriage: Jim Winstead, left, and Rodney Naccarato, right, from Hollister, Calif., pose with their son Ezekiel Winstead for a photo after receiving their marriage license on the first day of same sex marriages at City Hall in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 17, 2008. This is Jim and Rodney’s third time getting married. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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Mitrice Richardson Update

SPECIAL REPORT BY JASMYNE CANNICK CONTRIBUTING WRITER DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Latice Sutton, mother of 25year-old Mitrice Richardson held a press conference on Aug. 10 in front of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office to plead for authorities to contact Richardson’s family

directly regarding the skeletal remains of a woman found Aug. 9 in Malibu Canyon. This took place after unconfirmed reports started surfacing in the media and on blogs that the women’s clothing also found near the scene matched the clothing Mitrice was last seen wearing before she disappeared.

Latice Sutton, mother of Mitrice Richardson, stands before the media pleading for authorities to talk to her about the remains found Aug. 9 in Malibu Canyon.

NBC’s reporter Beverly White listens outside of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office as Michael Richardson tells the media that he believes that his daughter is alive.

“I shouldn’t have to hear about my daughter’s case in the news and from the media,” she said filled with emotion and grief over the thought that her daughter could have possibly been identified as the remains found by authorities. Michael Richardson, Mitrice’s father, told the media that he believes

Funding for Black Farmers, Indians Stalls Again BY BEN EVANS AP WRITER WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite broad support, legislation to finalize $4.6 billion in settlements with black farmers and American Indians stalled in the Senate again Aug. 5 amid partisan bickering. Lawmakers from both parties say they support resolving the long-standing claims of discrimination and mistreatment by federal agencies. But the funding has been caught up for months in a fight over spending and deficits, with Republicans and Democrats arguing over how to pay for them. Republicans have repeatedly blocked Democratic proposals and did so again Thursday. This time, Sen. John Barrasso, RWyo., argued that the settlement in the Indian case needs work and made a counter offer that would change parts of it. An exasperated Sen. Byron Dorgan, DN.D., responded that it's not Congress’ role to renegotiate the case, which has been in court for 14 years and which the Obama administration is under a court-ordered deadline to resolve. “My colleague from Wyoming, I think, wishes he were one of the negotiators,” Dorgan said. “Nobody in Congress was a negotiator ... the question is whether we will meet our responsibility.” In the Indian case, at least 300,000 Native Americans claim they were swindled out of royalties overseen by the Interior Department since 1887 for things like oil, gas, grazing and timber.

They would share a $3.4 billion settlement in a class-action lawsuit originally filed in 1996 by Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Tribe from Browning, Mont. For the black farmers, it is the second round of funding from a class-action lawsuit originally settled in 1999 over allegations of widespread discrimination by local Agriculture Department offices in awarding loans and other aid. It is known as the Pigford case, named after Timothy Pigford, a black farmer from North Carolina who was an original plaintiff. The government already has paid out more than $1 billion to about 16,000 farmers, with most getting payments of about $50,000. The new money is intended for people — some estimates say 70,000 or 80,000 — who were denied earlier payments because they missed deadlines for filing. The amount of money each would get depends on how many claims are successfully filed. Passing the funding for the two cases would fulfill a campaign promise by President Barack Obama to resolve long-festering complaints. John Boyd, head of the National Black Farmers Association, said both parties share the blame of leaving the work undone before the Senate adjourned for it’s month-long August recess. “It’s just partisan division, one party against another,” he said. “It’s an embarrassment for the American people that they can’t get a bill passed that everybody supports.”

his daughter is in Las Vegas, and as far he is concerned, that’s where all efforts should be focused. “My daughter is not in there,” said Michael Richardson, speaking in front of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. “I saw my daughter in January in Las Vegas along with 80 other people who recently

saw her there. That’s where Mitrice is. She’s not the person found in the Malibu Canyon.” As of L.A. Watts Times press time, neither the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department nor the coroner’s office have made any announcements regarding a possible ID of the remains.


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Bob Johnson Argues that Wealth Gap Threatens African American Families In an address to members of Congress and participants attending a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, called for a national discussion about the growing wealth

gap which he referred to as a “wealth gap tsunami threatening African American families.” He cited the recent Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University study, among other studies, which conclude “the wealth gap

between white and African American families has more than quadrupled over the course of a generation; the racial wealth gap increased by $75,000, from $20,000 to $95,000; and, at least 25 percent of African Americans have no assets.” According to the U.S. Census data, “white household median net worth is 10 times that of Black households. The median net worth for African Americans was $11,800 compared to $118,000 for whites.” In response to addressing this compelling national crisis, Johnson stated that, “We must admit the harsh reality of a history of institutionalized racism and economic discrimination against African Americans is the primary cause of wealth disparity between Black and white Americans” and “we must be willing to talk about race recognition remedies at the highest levels of government as well as between Black and white Americans.” Johnson suggests that the wealth disparity between African Americans and whites compares to the “compelling national interest test” cited in the Supreme Court’s Adarand decision where the Court ruled ‘a racial or ethnic classification must serve a compelling interest and must be narrowly tailored to serve that interest.’ In his remarks to the Caucus, Johnson listed several race recognition policy initiatives

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U.S. President George W. Bush meets with Bob Johnson (L), Founder and Chairman, The RLJ Companies, and Kathy Boden (R), President, Blue House Water, at the Urban Trust Bank Oct. 23, 2006, in Washington, D.C. Urban Trust Bank opened in 2006 as a community bank designed largely for minority and urban customers. that could be discussed. For example, allow African American families earning less than $250,000 annually to defer all federal income taxes, without interest, provided tax savings are placed into a 401(k) type savings account which can only be drawn out at retirement or upon death at which time the government would be reimbursed for the deferred taxes. He pointed out that this would allow the gain on the 401(k) investment to be available to the families at retirement or passed on to future generations. “I wish the answers to close the wealth gap were as politically palatable and acceptable as proposals to make our public schools better for

minorities, to retrain minority workers for the new jobs market, and aggressively enforce laws against racial and economic discrimination. Over the years, this Nation has been committed to all of these objectives, but this effort will not close the Black wealth gap. I recognize that public policy based on race is extremely provocative and controversial but controversy should not prevent a reasonable dialogue about a societal dilemma that is real and economically devastating in its potential to millions of African Americans,” he concluded. Johnson’s complete remarks can be found below and at www.rljcompanies.com.

BRIEFS Lawyer Agrees to Work ‘Grim Sleeper’ Case for Free (AP) — A Los Angeles man suspected of the “Grim Sleeper” slayings of 10 women has a new attorney who says she will work for free. Lonnie Franklin Jr. appeared in court Aug. 9 with his new attorney and had his arraignment rescheduled for Aug. 23. His lawyer, Louisa Pensanti, says she will work pro bono and has experience handling multiple murder cases. Franklin is charged with 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. He was arrested in July after authorities said DNA evidence linked the mechanic to the series of killings. The slayings occurred from 1985 to 1988, and again from 2002 to 2007. The 14-year pause led to the killer’s nickname of the “Grim Sleeper.”

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Rep. Waters Denies Ethics Violations in Bailout (AP) — Los Angeles-area congresswoman Maxine Waters denies improperly favoring a bank her husband held stock in during the federal bank bailout. In a speech at First A.M.E. Church in South Los Angeles on

Aug. 7, Waters repeated calls to have ethics charges against her made public as soon as possible. Waters says she did nothing improper when she arranged a meeting between the Treasury Department and an association of minority-owned banks in September 2008. OneUnited Bank, where her husband was a stockholder, attended the meeting and received $12 million from the $700 billion federal bank bailout three months later. The Congressional Ethics Committee has charged the 10-term Democrat with violations.

Obama Marks 45th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Americans on the 45th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act to honor the legacy of those who helped make the law possible by exercising the rights they fought hard to guarantee. The 1965 law guaranteed blacks the right to vote. Its passage was spurred by the unprovoked and bloody attack by Alabama state troopers on peaceful marchers crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma to Montgomery on March 7, 1965.

Obama says the law marked the culmination of decades of work by such civil rights activists as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks to fulfill America’s promise of equality. He says all Americans should exercise their right to vote and continue working to promote equality.

SC Man Indicted in Shooting, Dragging Case NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a white South Carolina man on charges he killed his black friend and dragged his body behind a truck. Prosecutor Jerry Peace said 19year-old Gregory Collins was indicted Aug. 6 for murder, desecrating a body and possessing a weapon during a violent crime. Peace said it becomes a case on the active docket. Collins was arrested in June and accused of killing 30-year-old Anthony Hill. Authorities say Collins shot Hill, then dragged his body 11 miles behind a truck. The New Black Panther Party has held protests and rallies in Newberry, asking federal authorities to charge Collins with a hate crime. About two weeks ago, a judge decided not to issue a gag order in the case.


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African Diaspora CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A government spokesman announced that the second round of Guinea’s presidential election will be held on Sept. 19. The presidential decree read out on state TV by presidential spokesman Mohamed Kasse ends weeks of speculation and political wrangling following the June 27 first round of the presidential vote. The top candidate, Cellou Dalein Diallo, got 44 percent of the vote, shy of the majority needed to avoid a runoff. The election results needed to be confirmed by the courts, but once they were confirmed in July, candidates accused the transitional government of dragging its feet and not announcing the date of the second round in a vain attempt to hold onto power. Guinea has survived decades of dictatorship, including most recently the one-year rule of an eccentric army captain whose forces led a massacre of hundreds of people.

French Police Captured on Video Assaulting African Women (GIN) — Videos of a police assault on a protest by African women and children have been widely circulating on the Internet. The footage shows the officers

trying to move African squatters from the north-east Parisian suburb of La Courneuve. The group of about 60 women had been living in the street since being evicted from their tenement homes on July 8 to make way for a new housing project. At one point, a woman is shown being pulled by her legs across the ground, her baby — who she had been carrying on her back — dragged along the concrete after her. Most of the protesters were legal migrants from the Ivory Coast and had been in France for more than a decade, according to Michael Hoare, a spokesman for Droit au Logement (Right to Housing). The footage, shot on July 21, comes as President Nicolas Sarkozy targets gypsies and immigrants who he threatened to strip of their passports if they attack police. The video can be seen at: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/7923190/Videoshows-French-police-dragging-pregnant-women-and-children-alongground.html.

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Claims He’s Tried to Engage West HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says his attempts to engage

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali militant group with links to al-Qaida has banned three Christian aid agencies from its territory. Al-Shabab says in an Aug. 9 statement that World Vision, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency and Diakonia must immediately leave Somalia because the groups were actively propagating Christianity in the overwhelmingly

metro.net President Robert Mugabe the West have been rebuffed — making no reference to his recent outburst against Europe and the United States. Mugabe referred to his strained foreign relationships in a speech Aug. 9, a holiday commemorating Zimbabwe’s fallen heroes. Mugabe says he sought to engage the European Union and the United States to get them to remove sanctions against his regime, but found they kept “shifting goal posts.” On Aug. 1, during a state funeral for his sister, Mugabe told Western nations to “go to hell” after alleging that they interfered in Zimbabwean affairs. Diplomats from the United States, Germany and the European Union walked out of the funeral.

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Tiger practices at PGA with a coach at his side Foley, who works with Mahan, says ‘possibility is there’ for partnership

SPORTS BEAT B Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. It’s been four years since many have heard about Justin Gatlin. The former Olympic Games champion made a smashing comeback recently in Estonia. He won the 100-meter in 10.24 seconds. Gatlin beat J-Mee Samuels by .07 seconds. The USA’s Rubin Williams finished in third place in 10.54 seconds. Gatlin won his second 100meters race with 10.17 seconds in the Ergo Games in Estonia. Gatlin wasn’t the only sprinting star of the week. Tyson Gay upset world record-holder Usain Bolt in 9.84 seconds in Stockholm, Sweden.

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about Barry Bonds. His federal court perjury trial date is set for March 21, 2011. He faces 11 felony charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. The San Diego Chargers are counting on Fresno State rookie running back Ryan Mathews, 6 feet and 218 pounds, to replace the traded LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson will be doing his thing with the Marc Sanchez-quarterbacked New York Jets. Mathews signed a five-year contract with the Chargers that’s reportedly worth nearly $26 million. The Miami Dolphins’ Ronnie Brown and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Carnell “Cadillac� Williams were teammates at Auburn University. Brown says if it hadn’t been for injuries, he and Williams would

Coach Phil Jackson has added Chuck Person to his Lakers coaching staff. Returning with Jackson are assistants Jim Clemons, Brian Shaw and Frank Hamblen. And the beat continues‌ How bad can Tiger Woods get? Tiger shot a five over par 75 in the third round in the Bridgestone Invitational. In a field of 88 Tiger, finished 80 at the end of three. With the way he’s been playing lately, Woods, with 14 majors to his credit, can forget about breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors, this year or any other year in the future. Woods is scheduled to play starting Aug. 12 in the PGA Championship. Woods has won the PGA Championship four times. The L.A. Times stated on Aug.

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BY DOUG FERGUSON AP WRITER SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Tiger Woods played a practice round Aug. 10 at the PGA Championship with a swing coach at his side. Sean Foley is not Woods’ coach — at least not yet. The Canadian-born coach who lives in Orlando, Fla., confirmed that Woods asked him to take a look at his swing. Asked if he was working with Woods, Foley paused and said, “I wouldn’t say that.� “But the possibility is there,� Foley said. “I’m just taking a look at him. The advice I would give any player is to have at least two people look at your swing.� It was the second time in three months that Foley has been part of Woods’ group in a practice round. Neither time was unusual because Woods was playing with two of Foley’s clients, Hunter Mahan and Sean O’Hair. The difference at Whistling Straits came on the par-5 fifth hole, when Foley took out his video camera to tape Woods’ swing. Foley later stood below the eighth tee on a cart path to capture his swing from in front of him. “I did ask him to film a couple I would like to take a look at — which I did look — so I’m heading in the right direction,� Woods said. Woods didn’t look at the videotape on the golf course. On the 10th tee, Foley and Woods had a brief conversation before the coach dropped back to work with Stephen Ames, another client. Woods has been without a coach since he parted ways with Hank Haney in May. They had worked together for six years. The only other coach the world’s No. 1 player employed as a professional was Butch Harmon, which lasted until 2003. Woods has said he would not have a coach, instead relying on a friend at

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From left, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Lebron James, enter the stage during a fan event at the American Airlines Arena in Miami July 9. With 13,000 fans chanting “Yes We Did!� amid an atmosphere more suited to an awards show or rock concert than a basketball game, the Miami Heat welcomed the NBA’s newest trio of superstars Friday night for a celebration unlike just about any other in team history. The NFL had to share headlines with some big events in the NBA. That famous trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the rest of the Miami Heat comes to Staples Center to face Kobe Bryant and his back-to-back world champion L.A. Lakers on Christmas Day. The Heat will tip off the season Oct. 26 against Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and the rest of the Boston Celtics in Bean town. The courts haven’t forgotten

be among the top backs in the NFL — if not the top two. And the beat continues‌ Tyus Edney is back home at the University of California, Los Angeles, as the men’s director of basketball operation. Edney was a member of the Bruins’ 1995 NCAA championship squad. Edney is the man who ran down the length of the court with 4.4 seconds remaining to score the basket that kept UCLA’s championship dreams a live.

home in Orlando to videotape his shots. Asked if it were possible for Foley to be his next coach, Woods replied, “Certainly it’s a possibility, no doubt.� “But there’s also a lot of other coaches out there that’s a possibility, as well, that I’ve talked to,� Woods said. “I wanted to have him take a look at it today on video so I can take a look at it, and that's what we did.� Mahan, who began working with Foley two years ago at the PGA Championship, described the WoodsFoley relationship as “another set of eyes right now.�

“Could be something more, you never know,� Mahan said. “I have a feeling they’re going to talk about that in private and then figure that out in the next few weeks or months. But I don’t know exactly what they’re doing together.� After Foley dropped back with Ames, it was O’Hair who stood behind Woods to check out his fairway metal toward the 11th green. It was a peculiar sight in one respect. Last year at the Tour Championship, it was Woods who gave O’Hair a putting tip that helped lead O’Hair to a 66 and the first-round lead at East Lake.

8: Tiger Woods is still ahead of the pace to overtake Jack Nicklaus for most major titles even though the world’s top golfer has hit a dry spell at age 34. And the beat continues‌ The L.A. Sparks’ Tina Thompson broke Lisa Leslie’s alltime WNBA record with a 23-point performance Aug. 8 in a 92-83 defeat against Coach Nolan Richardson’s Tulsa Shock at the Staples Center. Thompson’s all-time record is 6,273 points. Leslie’s old mark was 6,263. Of the seven inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, the Denver Broncos’ Floyd Little and the Dallas Cowboys’ Emmitt Smith’s acceptance speeches were the most moving and inspiring of the day. Smith and Little were as spellbinding as the best of Baptist preachers. And the beat ends. Brad Pye Jr. can be reached at switchreel@aol.com.


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Merge Summit 2010 Will Feature Top Industry Talent and Executives Following the great success of last year’s inaugural conference, Relevé Entertainment announced recently that The Merge Summit 2010 will return to the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Aug. 26 through Aug. 28. The Merge Summit’s founder, Dr. Holly Carter, serves as chairperson and Robi Reed as co-chairperson of the event. The three-day conference integrates faith and entertainment and provides a platform and educational forum for men and women of faith to interface and partner with executives and talent in the entertainment industry from New York to Hollywood. The multifaceted program will cover the spectrum of music, television, film, content, development, production, and management. General and focused breakout sessions are designed to educate and empower attendees in their respective fields. The Summit will also feature keynote addresses, presentations, and interactive panel discussions. Throughout the event, actors, directors, producers, writers, and industry executives will share insights and give feedback, as well as lend inspiration for the individual journey. “This is a way in which to pay it forward by giving opportunities to those who are aspiring in the areas of arts and entertainment,” commented Dr. Holly Carter, President and CEO of Relevé Entertainment and founder/chairperson of The Merge Summit. “The ultimate hope is that along with their aspirations to enter into the business, the attendees will possess a heart and desire to impact Hollywood for the Kingdom of God.” Confirmed celebrity presenters

President, Production, Showtime Networks); Devon Franklin (Vice President, Production, Columbia Pictures); Felicia D. Henderson (“Soul Food the Series,” “Fringe”); Leotis Clyburn (Senior Creative Director, East Coast Urban at EMI Music Publishing); Todd Black (“The Back Up Plan,” “Seven Pounds,” “The Great Debaters”); James Dubose (President, Dubose Entertainment); Ralph Winter (“X-Men,” “Fantastic Four,” “Star Trek”); John Dellaverson (“Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “In The Mix”); Zola Mashariki (Senior Vice President, Production, Fox Searchlight Pictures); Ava Duvernay (Writer/Director, President, The Duvernay Agency), as well as executives from top industry companies including Columbia Records, EMI

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Niecy Nash arrives at the ESPY Awards on July 14 in Los Angeles. include Suzanne de Passe, Pauletta Washington, Niecy Nash, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tia Mowry, Harry Lennix, Kirk Franklin,

Hezekiah Walker, Chrisette Michele, J. Moss and Brian Courtney Wilson. Entertainment executives include: Pearlena Igbokwe (Senior Vice

R&B guitarist Phelps “Catfish” Collins dead at 66 BY GARY GRAFF DETROIT (Billboard) — R&B guitarist Phelps “Catfish” Collins, a veteran of James Brown’s J.B.’s, ParliamentFunkadelic and his younger brother William “Bootsy” Collins’ Rubber Band, died of cancer last Friday at his home in Cincinnati. He as 66. Bootsy Collins said in a statement that “my world will never be the same ... Be happy for him, he certainly is now and always has been the happiest young fellow I ever met on this planet.” Bootsy’s wife, Patti Collins, told the Cincinnati Enquirer that Catfish “was a father figure to my husband. He’s the reason why Bootsy is who he is.” Catfish, eight years Bootsy’s senior, suggested his brother put bass strings on an old guitar. After being recruited by James Brown, they played on such classics as “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” “Give It Up or Turnit a Loose,” “Super Bad” and “Soul Power.” By 1971 they had left Brown’s employ, going on to form the House Guests and then joining Funkadelic in 1972 for albums such as “America Eats Its Young” and “Cosmic Slop.” Catfish remained with the group — which also lost guitarist Garry Shider to cancer in June — until the mid-'80s. “(Catfish) was a hell of a musician,” keyboardist Bernie Worrell, who played with the guitarist in Funkadelic, told the Enquirer. “People seem to forget that the rhythm guitar behind James Brown was Catfish’s creative genius, and that was the rhythm besides Bootsy’s bass.”

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Publishing, Creative Artists Agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, BET, ABC Networks, Lionsgate Entertainment, and more. The event will kick-off on Aug. 26 with opening night at The Merge, a VIP reception hosted by Pauletta Washington. On Friday, there will be a talent showcase, hosted by Hezekiah Walker. Saturday evening will culminate with Freedom, a special concert experience featuring Kirk Franklin, J. Moss and other special guest artists. The Merge Summit official sponsor partners are Kaiser Permanente, Johnson Products, Columbia Records, Wellness Interactive and Upscale magazine. For additional information and registration for the event, please visit www.themergesummit.com.


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nior pastor of Zion Baptist Evangelistic Temple in Compton. “The Scriptures make it plain that it is upheld by God that man and woman are to be BY SAMUEL RICHARD united … Associate Editor “And secondly, I think that once a people has spoken — we are a democratic society — you don’t go back and undo what the people have done. Judge Vaughn Walker We spoke already … What else can be overturned that the people have deemed Proposition 8, which voted on?” banned same-sex marriage Rudy Carn doesn’t share some of Stafford’s views. in California, unconstitu“We have a Constitution, and the Constitution says, ‘Equal rights for tional. And Kevin E. Stafall,’ ” says the gay black male, who is chair of the National Black Gay Gay couple Mikki Mozelle, left, and Lisa Kebreau, center, walk to church Sunday July 11, 2004 in Washington D.C. with son ford had a few words of Men’s Advocacy Coalition in Washington, D.C., and says he is glad about Alex, 14, right. Kebreau and Mozelle are plaintiffs in the his own about Walker’s American Civil Liberties Union’s suit against the city of the chief U.S. District judge’s Aug. 4 ruling in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger Baltimore and four Maryland counties for the right of recent ruling — he calls case. same-sex couples to marry. (AP Photo/ Matt Houston) it “an injustice.” Walker’s decision has helped reignite the controversial issue of legal“I think it serves izing gay marriage — which Americans, including blacks, are discussing, as an injustice … debating, applauding and denouncing. Most fundamenIn 2008, same-sex marriage touched nerves in many sectors of socitally, speaking ety, including among African Americans, partly because of Proposition 8, from a perspecwhich amended California’s Constitution to define a valid and recognized tive of Christian- marriage to be only between a man and woman. ity, Scriptures Also, many blacks balked at or agreed with the argument that fighting make it plain for same-sex marriage was the same as advocating for the civil rights of the problem African Americans. with sameThe L.A. Watts Times spoke to several blacks locally and nationally sex marabout their reaction to Walker’s recent decision, and the reactions indeed riage,” run the gamut. In this May 5, 2009 file photo Paul Trantham, right, of Washington, reacts with says outrage to the District of Columbia city council’s approval of legislation to Carn, who is also CEO of the National AIDS Education & Services for recognize same sex marriages performed in other states, in Washington. Stafford, Minorities Inc. in Atlanta, says HIV, poverty and homelessness — at least (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) who is in his social sphere — trump the issue of gay marriage. black “I think that we (black gay men) have so many issues that we’re trying and to deal with” that gay marriage is not the priority, he says. the Willis Edwards, who is on the board for the National Association for the seAdvancement of Colored People, says Walker’s ruling was “fair and just,” but he points to another issue. “People are worried about jobs, brother,” says Edwards, a longtime local community activist. “We have to stay focused on what we need to be doing for our community … People need jobs … People are concerned about surviving.” Sharon Lettman, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, which filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, says gay marriage in the black community shouldn’t be significant — in a certain sense. The Rev. Russel E. Thornhill, of the Unity Fellowship Church of Christ, urges that gay, lesbian and transgender A greater priority is to include lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transhave equal rights to marry at a rally among a mostly-black audience in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park area Thursday, March 18, 2004. Black activists and religious leaders rallied to support gay marriage and urged the genders (LGBTs) in the black community, says Lettman, whose Washmayor of Los Angeles to fight a proposed constitutional amendment banning it. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) ington, D.C.-based organization advocates for the black LGBT community on various issues. She says blacks in the LGBT community are “overwhelmingly” treated as a “don’t-ask, don’t-tell community” and there’s “a lack of acknowledgment” and respect for them. “It’s not that it’s not important,” Lettman says of gay marriage. “It’s just the cart before the horse.” Marvin Perkins says he sees Walker’s decision as “inconsequential.” “I don’t have a lot of feeling about that decision simply because, regardless of what the decision was, it was going In this May 5, 2009 file photo Florence Yarborough, of Washington, attends a protest against the District of Columbia city council’s approval of legislation recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)


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In this Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010 file photo, hundreds of same-sex marriage supporters march through San Francisco celebrating a federal judge’s decision overturning California’s same-sex marriage ban on California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who twice vetoed legislation that would have legalized same-sex marriage, has surprised gay rights supporters by urging a federal judge to allow gay couples to resume marrying in the state without further delay. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

to be appealed,” says Perkins, who is African American and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But the issue of gay marriage itself is something he still has feelings about. Perkins says he believes marriage should be between a man and woman, and that children should have a mother and father. Legalizing same-sex marriage allows gay couples to “push their agenda” on everyone else, he says, later adding: “If we are going to redefine marriage, where does it stop? ... What about the man who wants to marry his sister? What about the man who wants to marry more than one person? ... Where does it end?” In 2008, Perkins advocated for passing Proposition 8, even speaking on television, but he doesn’t plan to participate in any activism this time around. “Now that that is out of our hands, I’ll leave it to those who can decide what to do from” here, he says. Some are anticipating the case will go to the Supreme Court. The case will be heard before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Also at issue is whether Walker will allow gay marriages to take place in California. Daria Roithmayr, a University of Southern California law professor, says she expects the Supreme Court to take the case. Walker’s decision was so “meticulously written” that it would be very hard to overturn, says Roithmayr, who teaches critical race theory and is an expert on race and gender. Part of Walker’s decision, which is more than 130 pages, states: “California has eliminated all legally-mandated gender roles except the requirement that a marriage consist of one man and one woman … Proposition 8 thus enshrines in the California Constitution a gender restriction that the evidence shows to be nothing more than an artifact of a foregone notion that men and women fulfill different roles in civic life.” Jim Campbell, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund who participated in the defense in the San Francisco case, tells the L.A. Watts Times that the Supreme Court doesn’t hear a case unless it decides to do so, but “one thing’s for sure: Whoever loses before the Ninth Circuit (court) will ask the Supreme Court to hear this case.” “This case is much bigger than one activists court in San Francisco,” Campbell says. “This case has just begun.” “In our country, we should respect and uphold the right of the people to make policy choices through the democratic process,” he says. “Unfortunately the court’s decision ignored that.” Geoff Kors, executive director for Equality California, said in a press release that: “We are thrilled with today’s ruling, which affirms that the protections enshrined in our U.S. Constitution apply to all Americans and that our dream of equality and freedom deserves protection. Judge Walker has preserved our democracy by ruling that a majority cannot deny a minority group of fundamental freedoms.” A SHIFT IN VIEWS Polling data suggest opinions about gay marriage have changed. According to the nonprofit Public Religion Research Institute in Washington, D.C., its recent survey suggests that a majority of Californians (51 percent) would vote for supporting gay marriage if a similar vote to Proposition 8 took place tomorrow. “Among black Protestants, twice as many report becoming more supportive as report becoming more opposed (27 (percent) vs. 13 (percent)),” the institute’s report, titled “Religion and Same-sex Marriage in California: A New Look at Attitudes and Values Two Years after Proposition 8,” states. When it comes to Hosea Collins’ opinion, the question he asks is, “What does my King (God) say about it?”

“And my King said that it is not His will; it is not His way,” says Collins, an African American and the youth and young adult pastor of the City of Refuge in Gardena. “And from a practical, natural standpoint, I don’t believe that should be done because … the people have spoken. And if we are still a nation that’s for the people and ple, then what the by the people, ide is people decide what’s law.. So spiritually, it’s wrong. Andd even from a natural, political standpoint, it’s still wrong.” Cecil ur“Chip” Murray, formerr pastor of the Firstt African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, says alker made the right he feels Walker decision. nd a doubt, I think his de“Beyond Murray cision was impeccably correct correct,”” says Murray, who is now the John R. Tansey chair in Christian ethics and professor of religion at USC. “It is unconstitutional to segregate against citizens of our nation without just cause.” “Beyond a doubt,” the black community takes strong positions for and against Proposition 8, he says, adding that “the faith-based community in the black community was, by and large, against gay marriage” in 2008. “Our challenge, I think, is to stay open to discussion,” says Murray, later adding the black community’s challenge “is to be civil in the discussion and not to become uncivil.” The professor adds that he also thinks the case will “most definitely” go to the Supreme Court. But who knows what will happen with gay marriage in California? “My prediction is that in 50 years, we will have an entirely different scenario being played out on the question of homosexuality,” Murray says. “They will have won their freedom and their rights.” Los Angeles Sentinel Religion Editor Neile Anderson contributed to this report.


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BLACK MALE ROUNDTABLE — Hamilton & Associates Consulting and Carson City Councilman Mike Gipson will present a black male roundtable entitled “BMEN: Black Males Evolving from the unknown X” on Aug. 12, 6 to 7 p.m. The purpose of BMEN is to assist black males with enhancing their manhood, character, academic and social skills, interaction with one another and others, communication, and understanding/defining themselves rather than through the lens of society. Attendees ages 12 to 18 are invited. The roundtable takes place every second Thursday of the month. It will be held at Carson City Hall-Executive Conference Room, 701 E Carson St., Carson. Space is limited. RSVP: johnphamilton@aol.com. Information: www.hamiltonandassociatesconsulting.org.

CONCERT — The Corporation Singers will perform at the Benefit Reunion Concert on Aug. 14, 6 p.m., at Lewis Metropolitan CME Church, 4900 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles. This concert will benefit Mind Changers, a nonprofit foundation that, in part, Concert “Corporation Singers,” aims to give young Aug. 14. men the skills to become leaders. Special guests will include Calvin B. Rhone, pastor of the Hope of Glory Christian Center, Spirit of David from the City of Refuge, and T.J. Wilkins. Information: (323) 292-0179.

REPORTS — Los Angeles participants at the Freedom Socialist Party’s July convention will present highlights from reports on topics and discussions they had with attendees from the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. Some of those topics included aiming to bridge the generation gap among organizers for revolutionary change, and figuring out what it will take to rebuild the U.S. labor movement, win immigrant rights and save public education. The reports will be given at Solidarity Hall, 2170 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. The meeting will also include discussions on what it will take for the U.S. radical movement to shift into high gear. At 6:30 p.m., a summer supper with vegetarian option will be served for an $8 donation. Information: (323) 732-6416, fspla@earthlink.net, www.socialism.com. 08-13-10 FEST — The Summer ArtsFest 2010 is currently taking place in East Los Angeles. All activities are free and open to the public. Movies in the park will be shown on Friday at sundown on Aug. 13, 20, 27 and Sept. 3. On Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., activities include a farmers market where the public can find fruits and vegetables. Activities at a public library will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the art walks will feature local artists and guided tours of public art. Concerts are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. with Little Willie G & Thee East LA Philharmonic on Aug. 14, and Sonsoles, a Spanish rock group, will perform on Aug. 21. After each concert, the public is invited to dance the night away until 9 p.m. with rhythm music such as samba, Afro-Brazilian, salsa and hip-hop basics. Information: (323) 260-2360, www.lacountyparks.org. AT THE SAVOY — The Detour Posse will be featured at a live reggae and hip-hop event Aug. 13, 5 p.m., at The Savoy Entertainment Center. Attendees can get in for free. The center is at 218 S. La Brea Ave., Inglewood. More information: (310) 680-7600.

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08-16-10 ROUNDTABLE — “The Art of Creating the Right Business Partnerships” roundtable will take place Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the PACE Business Development Center, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., suite 900B, Los Angeles. The fee to attend is $15, which includes a lunch. The discussion will be facilitated by an experienced speaker, Dorena Lehavi, to discuss issues and concerns about business partnerships, and share ideas and solutions. Topics will include the benefits and pitfalls of partnerships, the three most important elements of a successful partnership relationship, and how to spot the danger signs of a partner. Information: Midori, (213) 9893169, mhartford@pacela.org. 08-17-10 LENDING PAVILION — The Black Business Association will hold a lending pavilion Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Los Angeles Southwest College,?1600 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles. The event will include one-on-one meetings with representatives from financial institutions and discussions such as what someone should present to a lender. Members must pay $10; nonmembers must pay $20. Information: (323) 291-9443, mail@bbala.org, http://lendingpavilion.eventbrite.com. 08-18-10 HELP — FamilySource Southeast LA II will offer HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) referrals to participants for their gas or electricity bills on Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone residing in the city of Los Angeles with low to moderate income who enrolls in the FamilySource Program, before these dates, at

FamilySource’s office (9219 S. Broadway), may qualify for the HEAP referral. To enroll, you must bring a photo ID; proof of address (must live in the city of L.A.); proof of income (dated within the past 30 days); most current gas and electric bills (with at least 22 days of services); rent receipt; and social security card. Also, to enroll you must sign up for at least two other FamilySource Services to help increase income and/or improve youth academic achievement. Information: 323-777-3120. PERFORMANCE — The Neville Brothers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and others will take the stage at the Hollywood Bowl Aug. 18, 8 p.m., to continue the 2010 Jazz series. The Neville Brothers will make their only appearance in Los Angeles this year at the Hollywood Bowl. The Preservation Hall Blakesburg Photo by Jay Jazz Band recentthers ly recorded a sin- Neville Bro gle, “It Ain’t My Fault,” with Lenny Kravitz, Trombone Shorty and Tim Robbins under the name The Gulf Aid All-Stars with the proceeds going to benefit Gulf Coast cleanup efforts. For full artist bios, visit laphil.com or HollywoodBowl.com. Hollywood Bowl is at 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. Tickets are on sale now at HollywoodBowl.com. RNA 11 — The Ma’at Club for Community Change and Black August L.A. will present “Political Prisoners & Black Nationhood: The Case of the RNA 11” Aug. 18, 6 p.m., at the Afiba Center, 5730 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles. The discussion will include the topic of the work of provisional government, Republic of New Afrika and the case of the RNA 11. The special guest presenter will be Thandisizwe Chimurenga, a journalist and activist. Information: info@maatclubforchange.com, (323) 570-2626. 08-19-10 MIXER — The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Membership Mixer will take place Aug. 19, 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be networking and business opportunities, live music and more. The event will take place at the Lexus Club at Staples Center, 1111 Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Chamber members can attend for free, but nonmembers must pay $15. Attendees can park in the East Garage (Lot E) and enter


www.lawattstimes.com on Olympic Boulevard. Entrance will be at the Star Plaza VIP Entrance at the Staples Center. Parking will cost $5 for the first two hours and $5 for each additional hour. RSVP: (323) 2921297, info@glaaacc.org. 08-20-10 OPEN HOUSE — There will be an open house for the La Tijera School, hosted by the Turner/Bakewell Construction Management Team, on Aug. 20, 4 to 6 p.m., at 1415 N. La Tijera Blvd., Inglewood. Inglewood school board members Arnold Butler (president); Alena Giardina (vice president); Trina L. Williams; Carol RainesBrown; and Johnny Young will attend. The event will be held to show the public the school’s progress, and to give community members the opportunity to meet the management team and ask questions. Information: brenda@lasentinel.net.

L.A. Watts Times special event to raise funds for scholarships. Information: www. lartfoundation.org, lartintel@gmail.com, (323) 9391677. AL GREEN — Soul and R&B icon Al Green will perform at The Greek Theatre on Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., with The Pointer Sisters making a special appearance. Green’s voice became known to the world through a string of hits in the early 1970s,

08-23-10 JAZZ — The Gardena Jazz Festival will take place Aug. 22, 11:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Rowley Memorial Park, 13220 S. Van Ness Ave., Gardena.

Some of the entertainers at the fest will include Jackiem Joyner, Earl Johnson Jr., Norman Brown and others. Gates open at 10 a.m. Information: www.gardenajazzfestival.com.

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Al Green

with classics including “Tired of Being Alone,” “Let’s Stay Together” and “I Can’t Get Next to You.” Green returned to soul in the early ’90s and has since joined Blue Note Records. His latest album, “Lay It Down,” gar-

Center of My Joy.” The concert will be held in FAME’s sanctuary, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles. Edna Tatum — “The Voice” — as she is called, will serve as mistress of ceremonies. Information: www.famechurch.org. Ticket information: (323) 735-1251.

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08-21-10 BACK ON THE BOARDS — L’Art Foundation will present a musical, “Back on the Boards,” Aug. 21, 8 p.m., at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. 8th St., Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lartfoundation.org and at the Wilshire Ebell box office. The nonprofit states that its mission is to help boost the academic performance of youth through the arts. This is a

nered two Grammy awards and had Green collaborating with younger stars, including the Roots’ ?uestlove, who produced the record. Tickets are on sale now. The theater is at 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Information: (323) 665-5857.

CONCERT — Grammy and Stellar Award-winning artist Richard Smallwood will be the special guest of the Cathedral and Unity Choirs of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles (FAME) in a concert, “One in the Spirit,” on Aug. 22, 5 p.m. Among Smallwood’s best-known songs are “Total Praise” and “The

BOOK SIGNING — Bestselling local author Eric Jerome Dickey will be signing copies of his book, “Tempted by Trouble,” at Eso Won Bookstore in Los Angeles on Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Dickey has 12 New York Times bestsellers and has sold more than 3 million total copies. “Tempted by Trouble” is set in a world of high unemployment rates and desperation. This book is about love, betrayal, and the lengths people will go to survive in a ruthless world. Eso Won is at 4331 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles. Information: (323) 290-1048. 08-25-10 BUSINESS SEMINAR — “Everything Accounted For: QuickBooks Accounting for Small Businesses,” a seminar which includes a paper-based QuickBooks tutorial, will take place Aug. 25, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Vermont Slauson Business Enterprise Center, 6109 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to establish a sound financial record-keeping system to aid in financial planning and tax reporting. The seminar will be presented by certified QuickBooks trainer Dante Layton. RSVP: bec@vsedc.org, (323) 789-4515. Thru 09-04-10 PAD — The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has started its Parks After Dark (PAD) program at three Los Angeles County parks. PAD will offer surrounding communities and youth extended park hours and

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activities and will be implemented at three county parks: Ted Watkins Park and Franklin Roosevelt Park in the Florence-Firestone area; and Pamela Park in unincorporated Duarte. Extended park hours will take place Wednesdays through Saturdays until Sept. 4. PAD will provide youth with productive activities to decrease the likelihood of participation in at-risk behavior, including gang activity and is a component of the county’s gang initiative intended to reduce gangs and gang violence. The goal of PAD is to strengthen individuals in communities and influence them to see their communities and neighbors in a better light. Information: http://parks.lacounty.gov, Catarah Hampshire, (310) 965-8222. 09-04-10 FEST — Mothers in Action will present the Health & Family Festival Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the L.A. Sports Arena. This health fair and festival is designed, in part, to give information to attendees about going back to school. Services will be provided, including examinations for students’ eyes and ears. The arena is at 3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Information: (323) 299-3800, brenda@lasentinel.net. 09-05-10 LABOR DAY — An All Black Affair-LA will take place Sept. 5, 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., at Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Brother II Brother mentoring organization. There are a limited number of presale tickets. The presale price is $25. The dress code is “all black.” Event organizers reserve the right to refuse admittance to anyone. Information: (888) 501-4448. 09-15-10 TRAINING — The Business Entrepreneur Training Institute, a 12-week training program that will teach new and veteran entrepreneurs the “nuts & bolts” of operating a highly successful business, will start soon. The institute, launched by the Black Business Association, will begin Sept. 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and will take place every Wednesday. BBA has launched the institute in partnership with West Los Angeles College. Training cost is $75. Information: (323) 291-9334.


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WORD:

PERSON Of The Week Pastor Lloyd Preston Harrison

‘When He Came to Himself’ BY CHARLES BLAKE II Text: Luke 15:14-18

Charles Blake II

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Now this is a parable that I suspect that we are all familiar with. We all, or most of us, know the story of the “prodigal son.” Young man, son of a powerful father, wants his inheritance early, and after he gets it leaves home, goes to a far off land, gets involved with a bad crowd and lifestyle and soon loses everything. He soon ends up having to work in the fields feeding pigs and contemplates eating the food that is to be given to the pigs. Before he does that, though, he remembers his fathers’ house and then goes home and is restored. If we take an honest look at ourselves and our lives we can see ourselves in the life and actions of this young man who sought to live life fully on his terms without wisdom or maturity. Not in the sense that we have gone to our fathers and asked for our inheritances early, but in the fact that I believe that this man had what we would call today an identity crisis in his young life. Let’s just look at the setting for a minute: Here we have a young man who had grown up in the lap of luxury. His father had to be rich because poor folk don’t leave an inheritance for their children; they only leave their children with bills. So we know that this man had to be a man of means. This son had to look over his life and he had to wonder if everything that made up who he was was a result of who his father was, or a result of what his father had done. So our text has him doing something that was completely out of the realm of who he really was, a Hebrew feeding slop to pigs until he … came … to … himself. Now contrary to what you all might think, my father is not a rich man, but you can say that he has been richly blessed of Lord. And although I myself did not grow up in the lap of luxury, as I have grown into a man, I have had to admit that the majority of the blessings that I have enjoyed in my life have come as a result of the blessings that the Lord worked in the life of my family. And before I knew who I was in God, I found myself just going through the motions, living far below my God-given potential,

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astor Lloyd Preston Harrison is a native of Los Angeles and was born in April 1958 to Lloyd Preston Harrison Sr. and Mary Harrison. Both he and his wife Bobette are passionate about supporting the mission of Willow Street Church of God in Long Beach. His congregation is loving and devoted to God’s Word and prayer, as well as building relationships, broadening its reach, and not limited to developing ministries that impact surrounding communities. Though Willow is experiencing growth in membership, keep in mind that their focus is growing big people.

eating the spiritual slop of this world trying to find out who I was. I found myself in all kinds of situations until I came … to … myself. You see I figured out that, all that time, I was looking in the wrong place to find out who I was. I was asking myself, my earthly father, and the world who I was when I should have been asking my Creator. A very good friend of mine once told me a long time ago that if you want to find out the purpose of a thing, you can’t ask the thing; you’ve got to ask its maker. My Maker let me know that I’m a child of The Almighty. I’m more than a conqueror. If you want to know who you are, you got to ask your Maker, your Creator. If you look at our community today or just outside the walls of our churches, you would think that we Black folk have completely lost our minds and our identity. We are at the lowest end of every achievement list on the planet, but we have the highest blood pressure, unemployment rate, highest prison population, highest high school dropout rate, poverty rate and the list goes on. It seems that the more the Lord has blessed us with, the more

we have lost who we are and now we are more afraid of our own children than we are of anything else. When we were slaves in the fields, we knew who to call on, we knew how to believe in God because God was all we had. We may have picked cotton but at least we picked it together. But now we done moved on up to the East Side, got a little money in our pockets, and don’t know who we are anymore. I believe that we are so blessed today because those who were slaves prayed too hard that their children would not have to endure what they went through, and in the middle of all these blessings, we have forgotten who they are. But we have to come to ourselves. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says that, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” Ask yourself these questions: If I had to be who I am today for the rest of my life, would I be happy with that? Or do I know that there is more inside of myself, inside of us? We must come to ourselves, Beloved. Blessings.


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Trustee Sale No. CA09000753-10-1 . Loan No. 501878400 Title Order No. 4435154 APN 6134-003-035 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED February 5, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 25, 2010, at 01:00 PM, At the front entrance of the Pomona Superior Courts Building,350 West Mission Blvd, Pomona CA, MTC FINANCIAL Inc dba Trustee Corps, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 12, 2008, as Instrument No. 20080253036 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA , executed by: LINDA M. ALLEN TOWLER AND SAMUELTOWLER, WIFE AND HUSBAND, AS JOINTTENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER AND LENDER`S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FOR FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 13003 STANFORD AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90059-3339 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 without covenant or warranty, express 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 theron, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $411,225.90 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. DATE: July 29, 2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA09000753-10-1 . 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400 Irvine, CA 92606 949-252-8300 Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.NoticeSolutions.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-786-5351 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in Civil Code s 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #5165 2010-07-29 2010-08-05 2010-08-12 Trustee Sale No. CA09000762-10-1 . Loan No. 1259050571 Title Order No. 4435830 APN 5163-008-110 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 26, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 23, 2010, at 01:00 PM, At the front entrance of the Pomona Superior Courts Building,350 West Mission Blvd, Pomona CA, MTC FINANCIAL Inc dba Trustee Corps, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 1, 2008, as Instrument No. 20080197319 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA , executed by: CHUL HAN LEE, MARRIED, as Trustor, in favor of CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 629 E TRACTION AVE 415, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 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 without covenant or warranty, express 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 theron, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $459,289.67 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. DATE: July 29, 2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA09000762-10-1 . 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400 Irvine, CA 92606 949-252-8300 Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.NoticeSolutions.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION

Thursday, August 12, 2010 PLEASE CALL 714-786-5351 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in Civil Code s 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #5166 2010-07-29 2010-08-05 2010-08-12 Trustee Sale # CA0932710-3 Loan# 3002358996 Order # 090075802 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/29/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/20/2010 at 01:00PM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/06/2006 as Document No. 06 2232647 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CALIFORNIA, executed by, MARIA I ZARRAGA, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor, AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: At the front entrance of the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd, Pomona CA The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". 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 describing the land therein: APN # 5043-008-009 AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5443 WESTHAVEN STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90016, The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 Trustee's Sale is: $327,507.66 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to 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. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: X Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 __ Does X Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 07/29/2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CLARISA GASTELUM, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400, IRVINE, CA 92606 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)786-5351, (714) 786-5351, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 Ad #5175 2010-07-29 2010-08-05 2010-08-12 Trustee Sale # CA0932536-1 Loan# 1009819416 Order # 090073434 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/20/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/20/2010 at 01:00PM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/01/2007 as Document No. 20071047214 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CALIFORNIA, executed by, EDGAR HUERTA AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: At the front entrance of the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd, Pomona CA The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". 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 describing the land therein: APN # 2646-020-005 AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 10134-10136 LAUREL CANYON BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 91331 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 Trustee's Sale is: $548,211.69 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to 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. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: X Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 __ Does X Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 07/29/2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CLARISA GASTELUM, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400, IRVINE, CA 92606 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)786-5351, (714) 786-5351, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 Ad #5197 2010-07-29 2010-08-05 2010-08-12 Trustee Sale # CA0958390-2 Loan# 1010461059 Order # 090713196 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/07/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/27/2010 at 01:00PM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 09/14/2007 as Document No. 20072121155 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CALIFORNIA, executed by, VILMA E GALINDO A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: At the front entrance of the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd, Pomona CA The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". 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 describing the land therein: APN # 2535-028-009 AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 13116 JOUETT STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 91331 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 Trustee's Sale is: $423,295.48 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to 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. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: X Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 Does X Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 08/05/2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CLARISA GASTELUM, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400, IRVINE, CA 92606 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)786-5351, (714) 786-5351, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 Ad #5203 2010-08-05 2010-08-12 2010-08-19 Trustee Sale # CA0958143-3 Loan# 1010228151 Order # 090703172 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/02/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/27/2010 at 01:00PM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/13/2007 as Document No. 20071666020 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CALIFORNIA, executed by, LYDIA D . MENDOZA AND DONALD MENDOZA, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, OAKTREE FUNDING CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: At the front entrance of the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd, Pomona CA The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". 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 describing the land therein: APN # 5056-012-021 AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1833 - 1833 1/2 ARAPAHOE

STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90006 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 Trustee's Sale is: $455,255.67 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to 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. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: X Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 Does X Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 08/05/2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CLARISA GASTELUM, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400, IRVINE, CA 92606 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)786-5351, (714) 786-5351, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 Ad #5204 2010-08-05 2010-08-12 2010-08-19 Trustee Sale No. CA09000635-10-1 . Loan No. 502382895 Title Order No. 100229059-CA-GTI APN 6031-008-012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 30, 2009. 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 August 24, 2010, at 01:00 PM, At the front entrance of the Pomona Superior Courts Building,350 West Mission Blvd, Pomona CA, MTC FINANCIAL Inc dba Trustee Corps, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 5, 2009, as Instrument No. 20090160811 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA , executed by: ENRIQUE GUITIERREZ, AS A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER AND LENDER`S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FOR FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 222 W 74TH ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90003-2010 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 without covenant or warranty, express 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 theron, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $501,601.31 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. DATE: July 29, 2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA09000635-10-1 . 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400 Irvine, CA 92606 949-252-8300 Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.NoticeSolutions.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-786-5351 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in Civil Code s 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Clarisa Gastelum, Authorized Signature TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Ad #5205 2010-07-29 2010-08-05 2010-08-12 Trustee Sale # CA0924203-1 Loan# 3002773954 Order # G853745 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/08/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 09/03/2010 at 01:00PM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/15/07 as Document No. 20070328616 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CALIFORNIA, executed by, ALEJANDRA PACHECO, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGEIT, INC, as

Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: At the front entrance of the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd, Pomona CA The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". 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 describing the land therein: APN # 2125-007-004 AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18324 HART STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 91335 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 Trustee's Sale is: $490,715.27 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to 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. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: X Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 Does X Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 08/12/2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CLARISA GASTELUM, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400, IRVINE, CA 92606 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)786-5351, (714) 786-5351, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 Ad #5300 2010-08-12 2010-08-19 2010-08-26 Trustee Sale # CA0940261-3 Loan# 3002932980 Order # 090245645 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/18/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 09/02/2010 at 01:00PM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/22/2007 as Document No. 20071505910 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CALIFORNIA, executed by, RAFAEL CARDENAS AND ERIKA CARDENAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: At the front entrance of the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd, Pomona CA The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". 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 describing the land therein: APN # 6109-002-033 AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1013 WEST 185TH STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90248 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 Trustee's Sale is: $452,363.92 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to 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. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: X Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 Does X Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 08/12/2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CLARISA GASTELUM, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400, IRVINE, CA 92606 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)786-5351, (714) 786-5351, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 Ad #5321 2010-08-12 2010-08-19 2010-08-26


www.lawattstimes.com Trustee Sale # CA0930342-2 Loan# 1009164532 Order # 1030837-05 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/11/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 09/02/2010 at 01:00PM, MTC FINANCIAL INC., dba TRUSTEE CORPS as the duly appointed Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/22/2007 as Document No. 20070123936 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CALIFORNIA, executed by, INDALECIO MARTINEZ AND MARCELINA MARTINEZ HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). AT: At the front entrance of the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd, Pomona CA The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". 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 describing the land therein: APN # 6341-012-014 AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST. LOT 337 OF TRACT 7193, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 78, PAGE 100 OF MAPS IN THE OFFICE OF TH4E COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 480 MARGARET AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90022 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 Trustee's Sale is: $467,620.87 (estimated amount). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to 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. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: The Beneficiary or Beneficiary's agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof. Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2923.52: 1. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: X Servicer does hereby state that Servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date of the notice of sale is filed. 2. Timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 Does X Does not apply pursuant to section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Dated: 08/12/2010 MTC FINANCIAL INC. DBA TRUSTEE CORPS, as Successor Trustee By: CLARISA GASTELUM, TRUSTEE SALES OFFICER *TRUSTEE CORPS* 30 Corporate Park, Suite 400, IRVINE, CA 92606 FOR SALE INFORMATION CONTACT: (714)786-5351, (714) 786-5351, (949) 252-8300 FOR REINSTATEMENT / PAY OFF REQUESTS CONTACT: (949) 252-8300 Ad #5341 2010-08-12 2010-08-19 2010-08-26

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20100953628 The following person is doing business as: ADEPT THOUGHT 650 West 108th Street, #3 Los Angeles, CA 90044 Chermonique Moreland El 650 West 108th Street, #3 Los Angeles, CA 90044 This business is conducted by an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct (The registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) is This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on July 13, 2010. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE: This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the Los Angeles County Clerk. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before that time. 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). Published Runs: 7/22/10, 7/29/10, 8/5/10, 8/12/10 LAWT 426

L.A. Watts Times 15 INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) NO. 1699 THE VOLUNTARY SEISMIC WORK AT HUNTINGTON RIDGE APARTMENTS The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) invites vendors to submit bids for the voluntary seismic work at Huntington Ridge apartments. Copies of the IFB may be downloaded from the internet at www.hacla.org/cgs. Bids will be accepted at the HACLA's General Services Department, 2600 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 3100, Los Angeles, CA 90057, until 2:00 p.m. (local time), August 20, 2010. 8/5, 8/12/10 CNS-1917074# WATTS TIMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20100978114 The following person is doing business as: BALDERAMOS 731 W. El Segundo, Apt. 12 Gardena, CA 90247 Andre Richard Balderamos 731 W. El Segundo, Apt. 12 Gardena, CA 90247 This business is conducted by an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct (The registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) is This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on July 16, 2010. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE: This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the Los Angeles County Clerk. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before that time. 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). Published Runs: 7/29/10, 8/5/10, 8/12/10, 8/19/10 LAWT 427

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20101013320 The following person is doing business as: Rechinder Décor 812 N. Evers Ave Compton, CA 90220 Rechinder Player 812 N. Evers Ave Compton, CA 90220 This business is conducted by an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct (The registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) is This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on July 23, 2010. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE: This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the Los Angeles County Clerk. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before that time. 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). Published Runs: 7/29/10, 8/5/10, 8/12/10, 8/19/10 LAWT 428

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A public hearing pursuant to Section 33431 and 33443 of the California Redevelopment Law will be held before The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles for the consideration of the Disposition and Development Agreement between The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles and Watts Cinema and Education Center, Inc. located in Council District Fifteen of the Watts Redevelopment Project Area.

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August 19, 2010 – 10:00 a.m. Lankershim Arts Center 5108 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood 91601

Copies of the proposed Board Action and supporting documents including the 33433 Report are on file for public review during business hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm at the Records Department of the Community Redevelopment Agency, 354 S. Spring Street, 5th Floor, Los Angeles CA 90013-1258 The public hearing is being conducted to hear testimony of all interested parties regarding the proposed Disposition and Development Agreement with Watts Cinema and Education Center, Inc for the development of the Wattstar Theatre and Education Center in Council District Fifteen of the Watts Redevelopment Project Area. At 10:00am, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, any and all persons having testimony regarding the proposed Disposition and Development Agreement with Watts Cinema and Education Center, Inc. for the development of the Wattstar Theatre and Education Center may appear before the CRA/LA Board of Commissioners and be heard. The Disposition and Development Agreement will provide for the sale of the land located at 10361 South Graham Avenue from The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles to Watts Cinema and Education Center, Inc. The purchase price will be sold for a fair reuse value of at least $1.00. The site will be developed as a four-screen movie theater and supplemental education center. If any person desires to challenge in court the approval and execution of the proposed Agreement, or the contemplated sale of the Property to the Developer, or any proceedings in connection therewith, they may be limited to raising only those issues that they or someone else raised at the hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the CRA/LA at, or prior to, the hearing. Written correspondence on this matter may be addressed to the CRA/LA, c/o Charlotte Brimmer at 354 S. Spring Street, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California 90013. All written correspondence received will be transmitted to the City Clerk for review by the City Council. 8/5, 8/12/10 CNS-1918486# WATTS TIMES

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