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Port Of Long Beach At 100 Years By Randy Gordon

A few weeks ago, the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual State of the Port address highlighting a milestone that comes around only once a century - the 100th birthday of the Port of Long Beach. As one of the most important economic assets in the City of Long Beach and our region, the Port of Long Beach plays an important role in driving our local economy and also has far-reaching impacts on our region, state and nation. It is amazing to imagine how far our Port has come since its founding in 1911 as a small pier and has transitioned into one of the world’s busiest seaports. In 1911, they used mules and wagons to move cargo. Today, the Port of Long Beach thrives off of much more - a commitment to what its Executive Director Dick Steinke calls their three key qualities: leadership, innovation and vision. Throughout the decades, Long Beach’s city and Port leaders have done what it takes to move the Port forward – made the right investments, nurtured the necessary partnerships, and stayed at the cutting edge of technology. Over the past year, as the nation slowly recovered from the greatest economic downturn in generations, business activity at the Port of Long Beach exceeded all expectations. They moved more cargo and generated more activity in the past year than in recent years which means they put more people back to work. They increased their total container volume by 1.2 million units. This represents their biggest one-year jump ever with the total container numbers up nearly 25 percent from 2009. Imports were up more than 23 percent and exports were up more than 15 percent. In 2010, the Port also directly created over 880 jobs and they remain one of the regions top job creators. Currently, one in every eight jobs in Long Beach is Port-related which translates into 30,000 direct Port jobs. That reach goes even further. The over 300,000 jobs regionally and about 1.5 million jobs nationally are directly tied to the Port of Long Beach. As Steinke pointed out during the State of the Port event, one of the greatest challenges facing our Port is the growing competition from other ports across the country and around the world: "The Panama Canal widening, for example, scheduled to open in 2014, is going to give importers and exporters more options,

as bigger ships from Asia will gain access to the East Coast ports. There is also competition from other West Coast ports, the Gulf Coast ports, and Canada and Mexico, too. So we need to be ready. And that means continuing to improve our infrastructure." The Port is planning to invest about $4 billion dollars over the next decade in efficient facilities and services for Port customers. One such investment is the replacement of the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge. Nearly 15 percent of the goods coming into the United States from overseas moves across the Bridge on their way to every congressional district in the country. Also, 75 percent of all the traffic on the bridge is commuter traffic. So, as Steinke pointed out, the new bridge will benefit everyone. Scheduled for completion in 2016, the Bridge will create nearly 4,000 jobs during the five years of construction and have a $2 billion dollar impact on the regional economy. The Port of Long Beach is our City's most important economic treasure. Their commitment to our local economy is evident in the amount of jobs they create. Please join me in wishing our Port of Long Beach a Happy 100th Birthday and we look forward to another century of leadership, innovation and vision... ...and that’s Strictly Business.

Randy Gordon President and CEO Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

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Nick Fish Seeks Medal of Honor For WWI Hellfighter

The Sons of Tennessee Williams at the Art Theatre of Long Beach on Black heroes should be recognized today Thursday, March 24th!

The Harlem Hellfighters were also known as the Rattlesnake Regiment and the Men of Bronze. By Helen Silvis

The Black war heroes of World War I were loaded with honors in France. Back home in the United States, they marched down 5th Avenue to Harlem in one tickertape parade – then on to oblivion. No medals. No honor. No respect. Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish takes the injustice personally. A wrong should be put right, he believes, even if it is 90 years late. Fish says he will appeal to Oregon’s Congressional delegation – asking them to put forward a bill that would award at least one of these heroes – Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson -- the Congressional Medal of Honor. “As a black American during the time of Jim Crow, he volunteered to fight for democracy – even though he didn’t enjoy the fruits of democracy,” Fish says. “And he displayed incredible courage on the battle field. If anyone deserves a Medal of Honor, it is Henry Lincoln Johnson – I can’t think of a better candidate.” President Theodore Roosevelt happened to agree. He called Johnson “one of the five bravest men who fought in World War I.” After World Wars 1 and 11, the Medal of Honor was awarded to 549 of America’s bravest. Incredibly, not one black soldier, of the 1.5 million who served, was among their number. In 1991, Congressmen Joe DioGuardi, and Mickey Leland succeeded in their campaign to obtain a Medal of Honor for Corporal Freddie Stowers, who was fatally wounded in Ardeuil, France, while courageously leading his men to win a battle. Stowers military file contained a recommendation for the Medal of Honor that had been “misplaced” and never processed. Reps. Dio Guardi and Leland pushed for an investigation and, finally, in 1993 seven Medals of Honor were awarded to African American war heroes. All of them were from WWII. In 1998, after a similar investigation into discrimination against Asian Americans, Clinton awarded 21 new Medals of Honor – one of them to the longtime Hawaii Senator, Daniel Inouye. Hamilton Fish Jr. “I still believe that not enough has been done to make up for the blatant racism that existed in the first half of the 20th century – especially with segregated army divisions, in World Wars I and II,” says former Congressman Dio Guardi. Commissioner Fish is offended by the legacy of racism that continues to sideline black war heroes. But this native New Yorker, Harvard graduate and lawyer with a track record of championing the underdog, is also motivated by a powerful family obligation to correct this historic wrong. You see, his grandfather, Hamilton Fish Jr., recruited those men to the 369th and fought with them as a captain. And it was from him that Fish learned the story of the Harlem Hellfighters, and their daring feats. Hamilton Fish III., was also a Harvard graduate – as well as an all American football tackle. His experience with New York’s Fifteenth National Guard, which became the 369th Infantry Regiment was to change him for ever. Dio Guardi argues that every black soldier who received France’s highest honor should also be accorded America’s highest war decoration – the Medal of Honor. Commissioner Fish says he plans to fight for at least one soldier to be recognized with the Medal of Honor: Henry Lincoln Johnson.

On Thursday, March 24th, Artful Thinking’s Out at the Movies is proud to present the film screening of The Sons of Tennessee Williams at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, CA. THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS is a documentary about the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and fantastic culture of "drag balls" starting in the late 1950s. These men worked with the traditions of Mardi Gras to bring gay culture into public settings in the early 1960s. They staged a flamboyant, costumed revolution without politics or violence and won freedoms during a time, just as now, when laws and people fought against them. By 1969, there were four gay Mardi Gras krewes, legally chartered by the state of Louisiana and they succeeded in bringing down the “Jim Crow” laws that targeted gay people for offenses such as public assembly, same-sex dancing and cross-dressing. One interviewee notes that it used to be that "Mardi Gras was the only time by law in New Orleans you could cross-dress. Any other time you were subject to arrest." By the late 1960s, tickets to the drag balls hosted by these legally chartered krewes were a must-have item. There’s nothing quite like seeing a group of middle-age and senior men strutting around in a swirl of sequins, feathers, rhinestones and duct tape. Interweaving archival footage with contemporary interviews — in the great tradition of films such as The Queen, Paris is Burning and The Cockettes — The Sons of Tennessee Williams charts the evolution of drag and politics in the gay Mardi Gras krewe scene. The gay krewes began throwing lavish balls as a send up of their straight society counterparts and have since become a powerful force in city politics. These men are the embodiment of the archetypal “southern bachelor gentleman”, complete with the cast-iron fortitude. Their story will reveal the pathos of the early persecutions and arrests to the uncommon freedoms in the decades that followed. New Orleans was the first place in America where gay and straight people came together to publicly recognize gay culture. A film by Tim Wolff.. Showtime: 9:00PM . Tickets: $11.00 Call: 562.438.5435 Visit: www.arttheatrelongbeach.com Art Theatre of Long Beach is located at 2025 East 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90804 Artful Thinking Organization is a Long Beach, California based 501(c)(3) non profit that engages in artful activities related to educating the public about HIV/ AIDS and Breast Cancer as well as providing prevention program information on these two very important health issues through community based events.

Obama unveils $3.73 trillion budget for 2012 From LBT’s Reports

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.73 trillion spending blueprint that pledges $1.1 trillion in deficit savings over the next decade through spending cuts and tax increases. Obama’s new budget projects that the deficit for the current year will surge to an all-time high of $1.65 trillion. That reflects a sizable tax-cut agreement reached with Republicans in December. For 2012, the administration sees the imbalance declining to $1.1 trillion, giving the country a record four straight years of $1 trillion-plus deficits. Senior administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the formal release of the budget, said that Obama would achieve two-thirds of his projected $1.1 trillion in deficit savings through spending cuts including a five-year freeze on many domestic programs. The other one-third of the savings would come from tax increases, including limiting tax deductions for high income taxpayers, a proposal Obama put forward last year only to have it rejected in Congress. The Obama budget recommendation, which is certain to be changed by Congress, would spend $3.73 trillion in the 2012 budget year, which begins Oct. 1, a reduction of 2.4 percent from what Obama projects will be spent in the current budget year. The Obama plan would fall far short of the $4 trillion in deficit cuts recommended in a December report by his blue-ribbon deficit commission. That panel said that real progress on the deficit cannot be made without tackling the government’s big three entitlement programs — Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — and defense spending.

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Butt Implant Victim Wanted to Family squabbles sully legacy Be a Star of civil rights icons Aspiring model allegedly wanted to be a hip-hop vixen From Staff Reports

Claudia Aderotimi, the aspiring British model, who died after receiving butt enhancement surgery apparently desired to be a hip-hop dance star and tweeted about her visit to the states before the procedure. On her twitter feed Aderotimi referred to herself as a “model, actress, singer, dancer and doctor.” Later Sunday she tweeted, “I'm goooonneeeeee so faR away.” The 20-year-old East Londoner came to Philadelphia in hopes of getting a rounder rump so she could get more hip-hop modeling gigs, according to The Sun Newspaper. Woman cleared over buttock op death US police have cleared one person and are continuing searching for another in the case of a LonClaudia Aderotimi don woman who died after receiving cosmetic injections to enlarge her buttocks at a hotel near Philadelphia International Airport. Detectives said they conducted several searches in an effort to find the woman who administered the injections that led to the death of 20-year-old Claudia Aderotimi. Police said Ms Aderotimi, who lived in London but was not a British citizen, flew to Philadelphia on last Saturday with three other women, all in their early 20s. One friend had a similar cosmetic procedure and the other two went to New York. Ms Aderotimi died on Monday after complaining of chest pain and difficulty breathing following the procedure. The second woman was not taken to hospital. Liquid silicone is sought on the black market by women seeking to enhance their figures, even though it is not approved for cosmetic injections. It was not known what substance was used on the women at the hotel. Besides liquid silicone, injections of substances including paraffin, petroleum jelly and hydrogel have been illegally used to enlarge women’s breasts, hips and buttocks.

Tupac Biopic to Finally Begin Filming This Summer By Carter Maness

After years of anticipation, it seems that Morgan Creek Pictures has finally gotten their ducks in a row and will begin filming a Tupac biopic in late Spring or early Summer. Set to be helmed by 'Training Day' director Antoine Fuqua and executed produced by none other than Tupac's mother Afeni Shakur, the film still doesn't have a lead actor set and much of the other casting remains in-progress. The move towards filming comes after years of collision between Shakur's camp and the production company. Back in 2009, the two parties were involved in Tupac a $10 million lawsuit over rights to the Shakur story. The suit has since been resolved and all camps appear to be working together in a cooperative manner. "I am confident that Morgan Creek will stay true to the common goal we share of depicting Tupac's life in a way that will allow the world to see the authenticity of his artistry, his hopes and his life goals," Afeni Shakur said in a statement. As filming has yet to begin, there is no scheduled release for the film. Sources at Morgan Creek have revealed a few details about locations being used, though. The film will be shot across Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas and Georgia -- all very important locations throughout the famed rappers turbulent life. Producers maintain that the movie will closely follow the life and legacy of Pac through his rise, murder in 1996 and nearly mythic status thereafter.

By Javier E. David

What is it about money that brings out the worst in human nature? Since time immemorial, people attempting to amass or control wealth -- primarily for the wrong reasons -- feel compelled to commit the unethical or outright fraudulent. Nowhere is that unsavory tendency more visible than when it involves family members. The impulse to have material wealth can be a powerful lure that invariably sets brother against brother (or for that matter sister, grandmother mother, aunt, cousin, etc.). Long-simmering blood feuds spill out into the open, all in the name of money. Which is why watching the heirs of civil rights figures Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. can make for both compelling drama and cringe-inducing spectacle. Both iconic families have seen their familial divisions laid bare in the court of public opinion, with money being at the heart of much of their divisions. Among other things, Malcolm X's heirs have been embroiled in a battle over the management of their father's estate, which at an estimated $1.4 million, is a relatively modest sum. Meanwhile, the King offspring spent more than a year in court before finally reaching an agreement on how to divide the spoils of their father's archives and personal papers, reportedly worth more than $30 million. Many of us who learned about both men as worldhistorical figures can only shake our heads in disbelief at the seemingly endless stream of negative press, and the sight of the Kings and Shabazzes dishonoring the memories of their longdeceased patriarchs. All of which begs a very important question: given the prominence both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. occupy in American history, why does it seem as if Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., left, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Malcolm X smile for photographers their children can't seem to in Washington March 26, 1964. honor their legacies, or at least keep the distasteful bickering safely ensconced behind closed doors? Prominent clans are not much different than the average nuclear families. They all have similar struggles, needs and emotional baggage. Yet in the cases of the King and Shabazz, family differences have become magnified by their very recognizable surnames. Their palace intrigue ends up being refracted through a prism of a celebrity-obsessed culture that is a direct result of everyday citizens holding the rich and famous to perhaps impossibly high standards. By no means can it be argued that intra-family squabbles are solely found among the children of these civil rights titans. Internecine warfare is fairly common among high profile families, and surprisingly bipartisan in nature. The children of President Ronald Reagan have bickered openly for years, and are on record airing sharply divergent political differences. And while most of the Kennedy family shared similar political views, the tragic and sometimes sordid details of the dynasty's personal lives became frequent tabloid fodder over the years. In the 90s President Bill Clinton's wayward brother caused a fair share of embarrassment, and Bristol Palin's recent interminable baby-daddy drama has surely caused plenty of wrenching moments for her mother. The important distinction here, however, is that few of these fights were about money. Naturally, the circumstances of how both Malcolm X and MLK departed this earth play a pivotal role in how their children have handled their deaths. Both men lost their lives prematurely, and losing a parent to violence often penetrates the psyche in unimaginable ways. Neither Malcolm nor MLK were present to provide guidance for their children, which had to inflict grievous emotional wounds. But in at least one respect, their untimely demise also had a more practical impact: neither man appeared to leave a will. As many high profile families have discovered to their peril, not having a record of one's final will and testament can evoke the sort of squabbling demonstrated by the King and Shabazz clans. So as the old song goes, more money, more problems? Wealth is clearly a motivating factor behind the jockeying for legal and financial advantage both families have endured. Yet it's clear that many of the issues simmering beneath the surface appear more profound than the financial. In the case of the King family, a battle has been joined over the intellectual and moral meaning of the movement their father galvanized. In recent years, King family members have openly sparred about hot-button social issues, and who has the right to assume the mantle of MLK's legacy. Family quarrels are complex and emotionally fraught affairs: ones involving money are doubly so. The King and Shabazz families are not above petty fights, but for better or worse, the respective memories and enduring legacies of their fathers make the circumstances different. As the last-remaining survivors of an important historical inheritance, their public actions are held to a higher standard. As a result, they should feel a responsibility to settle their personal and financial grievances with more discretion and a lot more dignity.

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Jan Perry: Union Campaign Against Bernard Parks Is A "Tantrum" million to defeat Parks in the Second By Gene Maddaus District Board of Supervisors race in C ​ ouncilwoman Jan Perry called out the 2008. leader of IBEW Local 18 today, saying IBEW Local 18, which represents that a union-backed campaign against workers at the Department of Water and Bernard Parks is nothing more than a Power, objected strongly last year to "massive, ridiculous tantrum." Parks' plan for the council to take greater Two union groups have so far spent control of DWP pension benefits. $192,000 $207,000* to defeat Parks in Asked to respond, D'Arcy issued a the city election on March 8. The L.A. statement that hits all the Hogan-Rowles County Federation of Labor and Working talking points: Californians have a long list of grievanc"We want to let voters know that es against the pro-business councilman, Forescee Hogan-Rowles understands and are supporting challenger Forescee Jan Perry what it takes to get people working Hogan-Rowles. Speaking last Thursday at the L.A. Current Affairs again. As CEO of a local financial institution, Forescee Forum, Perry argued that Brian D'Arcy, the business has helped small businesses succeed by providing loans manager of IBEW Local 18, is waging a personal where big banks wouldn't, so local entrepreneurs could vendetta against her council ally. grow and create jobs. Forescee Hogan-Rowles has been *Another $15,000 since lunch. a trailblazer in breaking down barriers and expanding "This all goes back to Brian basically not getting opportunity for our community." his way and he's acting out," she said. "It's a massive, ​Parks has far outraised Hogan-Rowles. She reported ridiculous tantrum." bringing in only $17,000 last year, and is not well Perry said she had heard labor leaders acknowledge known in the district. that Hogan-Rowles doesn't have much of a chance But she has much greater independent support than against the well-known incumbent. Parks does. The union groups have put ​They say, 'Oh yes, he'll win. We're out half a dozen mailers and bought just trying to teach him a lesson,'" she radio and TV time to introduce Hosaid. 'It's a candidate that they themgan-Rowles to voters. The literature selves don't believe to be extremely touts her as a small businesswoman viable." who has helped entrepreneurs through Perry lamented D'Arcy's tactics, her job as CEO of Community Finanwhich she said reminded her of those cial Resource Center. of organized crime back in Cleveland, Though the Apartment Association where she grew up. of Greater Los Angeles has vowed to "I'm a little tired of people being launch an independent campaign for intimidated," she said. "I don't take Parks, so far only $615 of independent well to that kind of behavior. It needs money has been spent on his behalf. to stop." Lamar Advertising spent $500 for a Parks and Perry are two of the most billboard and the L.A. Clean Sweep business-friendly members of the committee spent $115.39 for a door council, and they often vote together. hanger. Labor groups spent more than $8 Forescee Hogan-Rowles

HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2011 Unfortunately this is to true to be funny. We have descended into the realm of stupidity at a rapid pace. We must correct this problem and get back to reality and what America should be about. Many of us have lived through and observed these changes as they have taken place and the changes have not improved or corrected our society. Unfortunately some people have made money because of these changes but they have not benefited society. Scenario 1: Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack. 1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack. 2011 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers. Scenario 2: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school. 1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins.. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies. 2011 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it. Scenario 3: Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students. 1957 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again. 2011 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability. Scenario 4: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.. 1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.

2011 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist. Scenario 5: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school. 1957 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock. 2011 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations His car is then searched for drugs and weapons. Scenario 6: Pedro fails high school English. 1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college. 2011 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given His diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English. Scenario 7: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed. Scenario 8: Wally falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Nancy. Nancy hugs him to comfort him. 1957 - In a short time, Wally feels better and goes on playing. 2011 - Nancy is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison... Wally undergoes 5 years of therapy. How stupid we have become!!!

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Golden Bell Award-Winning Laurel Elementary School Program Teaches Students the Joy & Art of Writing

From Staff Reports COMPTON, Calif., — Creativity and a deep understanding of structure are touchstones of Laurel Elementary School’s award-winning writing program that improves students’ reading comprehension and writing skills, and inspires them to pursue literary greatness. The goal of the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) elementary school’s Laurel Street Writing Program is to build strong writing skills early in students’ academic lives by providing them with a template that expands from grades K thru 5. As students progress they learn basic sentence structures before studying more complex sentences and different writing formats. Through rigorous writing activities and an expansive template, the Laurel Template, students are also exposed to a variety of styles including fiction and non-fiction, and are encouraged to tap into their imaginations through creative writing activities.

Once expanded from its focus on strong sentence structure, Laurel’s writing template resembles a thinking map for essay writing featuring boxes for a “hook” or introductory sentence, definition/statement, thesis statement, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. For over five years the school has seen steady improvement in the area of English Language Arts, and has since become a school-wide initiative. Last October, the Laurel Street Writing Program’s creators were among over 60 schools that received the California School Boards Association’s (CSBA) 2010 Golden Bell Award in the “Bridging the Achievement Gap” category. For the program’s instructors and program creators, the honor was a validation of their hard work and their students’ success. Honorees included third grade teacher Alejandra Monroy; fourth grade teacher Angel Chavarin; fifth grade instructor Rebecca Harris; and former Laurel Principal Francisca Owoaje, Ed.D., who now leads Enterprise Middle School.

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The Laurel Street Writing Program’s team has also begun to share its technique with other district schools. Last summer they trained teachers at eight elementary schools and Enterprise Middle School. Harris explained that she, Monroy, Chavarin and Owoaje were inspired to create the Laurel Street Writing Program while discussing their experiences teaching students how to write through the use of various programs. “We saw a need to develop a tool to help our kids become strong writers,” Harris said. She added that she also encourages her students to not only love literature, but to maintain a deeper relationship with it through writing. “I want them to see that they can be authors just like the ones who’ve written their favorite books,” Harris said. Every Friday morning Harris’ students furiously write in their notebooks or scrunch their faces as they brainstorm a new plot point – all in the pursuit of creating their next literary masterpiece. Following

the day’s creative writing session, fifth-grader Daisy Herrera, whose favorite author is Roald Dahl. In Monroy’s class, students are asked to write about a variety of topics that exercise their skills as descriptive writers. Third-grader Lillian Harvey said that the combination of writing activities and the Laurel Template have enabled her to clearly express her thoughts in a variety of styles. “I start by writing down my ideas and then I put them in the right order. If I want to add a subject to my topic, I look at the first sentence and think about how to connect them,” she explained. Harvey’s classmates, Kalil Clark and Jasmin Rivas, said that part of their progress as writers comes from Monroy’s skill as a teacher. “She’s always coming up with something new to write about, and she wants us to think hard about what we come up with,” said Rivas.

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“Yesterday she asked us to describe what our homes look like. We had to think about everything from what it’s made of to what’s inside.” Clark praised Critical thinking is also an important part of instructor Chavarin’s fourth grade class. A recent assignment challenged students to write a musical critique comparing and contrasting a classical music composition to a modern rock song. For Chavarin, it’s one of the numerous activities he introduces to his students in hopes of expanding their ability to write in a variety of styles; all of which are subject to the Laurel Template. Chavarin added that his students have grown passionate about writing and that it is evident in their work. “They have learned to genuinely love writing. By spending time delivering solid writing instruction, our students have developed a good understanding and appreciation of writing,” he said. “Consequently, our students have internalized the essence of our

writing program, and that has impacted their ability to improve strongly in writing.” Chavarin added that the program continues to flourish throughout all of Laurel Elementary School’s classrooms and grade levels, and he praised his school staff for implementing the program. “I am proud of our students, our district, and our team.” Fourth-grader Trinity Young, who aspires to write in The New York Times’ sports section, said she has seen her progress as a writer. “Every year I get better. Writing is easier for me now because the template sets out everything I need to do. It’s like a path for my writing,” she noted. Young also said she benefits from Chavarin’s teaching style. “He takes anything we don’t understand and simplifies it. Mr. Chavarin always teaches us whatever we need to learn step-bystep,” she said. “He’s very encouraging and always talks about how he wants us to visit him when we get to college.” Additional information may be obtained by contacting CUSD’s Office of Communications at (310) 604-6525 or by visiting HYPERLINK "http://www.compton. k12.ca.us" www.compton.k12.ca.us.

Coronado in Long Beach Beautifies Atlantic Corridor From Staff Reports

Coronado in Long Beach, a new residential community, is just the latest development that demonstrates The Long Beach Housing Development Company’s (LBHDC) ongoing efforts to revitalize the Atlantic Avenue corridor. Coronado furthers earlier revitalization efforts by replacing under utilized properties with much needed affordable housing. Coronado in Long Beach is a new community of forsale townhomes and flats featuring distinctive Spanish architecture and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom floorplans. Homes are affordable to moderate-income first-time home buyers earning 80 -115 percent of the area median income. For the last decade, the City of Long Beach has worked diligently to revitalize the Atlantic Avenue Corridor, an 8-mile artery running from the city’s northern border directly to the ocean, and home to residential developments and commercial nodes. The LBHDC invested $15.5 million in this project in financing funded by redevelopment 20% Tax Increment Housing Set Aside funds, as part of the Long Beach Redevel-

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Dancing With God When I meditated on the word Guidance, I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word. I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing. When two people try to lead , nothing feels right. The movement doesn't flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky. When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues , perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another. It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully. The dance takes surrender , willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other. My eyes drew back to the word Guidance. When I saw "G": I thought of God , followed by "u" and "i". "God , "u" and "i" dance." God , you , and I dance. As I lowered my head , I became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life. Once again , I became willing to let God lead. My prayer for you today is that God's blessings and mercies are upon you on this day and every day. May you abide in God , as God abides in you. Dance together with God , trusting God to lead and to guide you through each season of your life. If God has done anything for you in your life, please share this message with someone else. There is no cost but a lot of rewards; so let's continue to pray for one another. And I Hope You Dance Through the remainder of 2011 and future

DUI SATURATION PATROL NETS ARRESTS AND MULTIPLE CITATIONS From LBT’s Staff Reports

On Saturday, February 12, 2011, the Long Beach Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Division conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol throughout Long Beach. This saturation patrol operated from 6:00 p.m. Saturday night until 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. During the eight-hour operation, seven (7) additional police officers patrolled the City looking for impaired drivers. During the operation, the following enforcement action was taken: 5 - DUI arrests 3 - unlicensed driver citations were issued 6 - vehicles impounded 31 - miscellaneous traffic citations issued 15 - parking citations issued DUI Saturation Patrols are a vital component in the fight against impaired drivers. Nationally, impaired driving caused by alcohol or drugs causes one death every 30 minutes, and one injury every two minutes. The average American has a 30 percent chance of being injured or killed by an impaired driver. Saturation patrols have been proven to reduce impaired driving related collisions by removing these drivers from our streets. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Safety Administration. "When more people drive sober and safely, lives are saved. It’s just that simple," said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the Office of Traffic Safety. “This grant will help make Long Beach just that much safer of a place to work and live.

Edison International Expands Annual Scholars Program to Celebrate Company’s 125th Anniversary High School Seniors in 14 States Could Each Receive up to $10,000 in Scholarships From Staff Reports

ROSEMEAD, CA — In celebration of its 125th anniversary, Edison International is expanding the number of awardees in its signature scholarship program to include students in 14 states where the company generates and distributes electricity, and has changed requirements so recipients can attend any accredited university in the U.S. “We recognize the significance of a college education, and expanding this program allows more young people to pursue academic opportunities,” said Theodore F. Craver Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Edison International. “These scholarships will help broaden students’ educational experiences, providing a solid foundation that will serve them well in an increasingly competitive employment environment.” This year, the Edison Scholars program will award 125 scholarships to coincide

3+ Minutes with the Bible OUR NATIONAL FRUSTRATION

by Richard Love The administration has been launching a counter-attack against what it calls "the rising mood of national frustration" over the contest with the Soviet Union. This "mood of national frustration" is reflected daily in the press and over radio and TV. So much of the news, lately, is disheartening; so little encouraging. But this national frustration is not basically the result of Soviet saber-rattling; it is the result of our own moral and spiritual decadence, for the same newspapers that carry so much bad news about communism, are filled with reports of drunkenness, rape, murder, corruption in business and government, and all kinds of immorality, vice and crime. And what is the reason for all this wickedness? America is getting farther and farther away from the Bible and its message about Christ and His redeeming work. While proclaiming man's inherent goodness, men are demonstrating their inherent badness and their need of salvation. True Christians are not frustrated by the present circumstances, however. Acknowledging that they are unworthy in themselves and confessing Christ as the One who "bore our sins in His own body on the tree" (I Pet. 2:24), they rejoice that they stand before God "accepted in the Beloved [One]" (Eph. 1:6). "Therefore, being justified by faith, [they] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom. 5:1) and claim His help in all they do. Far from being frustrated, the true believer in Christ exclaims with Paul: "Thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ" (II Cor. 2:14). Do men consider him the loser because he is despised and sometimes persecuted by those who do not share his concern about sin and salvation? He replies: "Nay, in all these things we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS, through Him that loved us" (Rom. 8:37). Is he afraid? Not at all. Enjoying a personal relationship with God, he says: "HE HATH SAID: I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE, SO THAT WE MAY BOLDLY SAY:... I WILL NOT FEAR WHAT MAN SHALL DO UNTO ME" (Heb. 13:5,6). with the company’s landmark anniversary. Previously, the company offered up to 75 scholarships annually and they were available only to eligible residents in the service territory of Edison’s subsidiary, Southern California Edison (SCE). Scholarship applications will be accepted from eligible students living in SCE’s service territory in California, as well as students in designated schools in Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming — where Edison International’s Edison Mission Group (EMG) and Midwest Generation provide service. The application deadline is March 15. Winners will be notified by June. For the first time in the program’s history, selected scholarship recipients may attend any accredited four-year college or university in the country. The Edison Scholars program focuses on students studying science, technology, engineering and math. Consider visiting one of these great Each selected high school senior will be awarded churches in Long Beach a $2,500 college scholarship. Awards are reGreater Open Door newable an additional Church three years for a total of God In Christ of $10,000, provided re132 Artesia Blvd - Long Beach cipients meet all eligibility (562) 423-8653 requirements. 1st Sunday Worship............ 8am 2nd Sunday Worship............10am Applicants must: • Be high school seniors Sun Evening Worship...........6:30pm who live, or attend a pub- Tues Bible Study..................7pm Rev. Garon Harden lic or private school, in Pastor areas serviced by SCE, or attend an eligible high St. Luke Holy Baptist Church school in the designated 1401 West 34th St area surrounding SCE’s Long Beach, CA. San Onofre Nuclear Gen(562) 427-3759 erating Station. • Be high school seniors Sunday School.............9 am who attend an eligible Sunday Worship..........10:45am school in designated areas Tuesday-Youth Ministry.....6 pm serviced by EMG and its subsidiaries. • Be planning to attend Grace Memorial Baptist Church an accredited four-year 1021 E. 19th St. college in the U.S. Long Beach, CA 90806 • Be full-time students (562)591-4774 majoring in math, physics, Rev. Willie Larry McIntyre, Jr., Senior Pastor chemistry, engineering, Christian Life Study...............9:15 AM materials science or comSunday AM Worship.............11:00 AM See

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Lamm: Finding what works to help black youths succeed By Dottie Lamm

A particularly disturbing article regarding African-American boys jumped out from the piles on my desk recently. "Only 12 percent of black fourth-grade boys are proficient in reading, compared with 38 percent of white boys," reported The New York Times. And by the eighth grade, only 12 percent of black males are proficient in math compared to 44 percent of whites. Black males seem to gain no advantage if they are from middle-class homes. They also Dottie Lamm fare poorly compared to black girls, again no matter the economic or educational level of the family. What's going on here? What factors work so harshly against success rates of black boys? Here are just a few explanations gleaned from a variety of sources: • Absence of fathers in the home and limited father contact. A full 69 percent of African-American children are raised by a single parent, usually the mother. Across all races, boys with constant father contact score higher than boys without this father connection on every achievement test given by the third grade. • The pull of the "gang culture," the need to be part of a group or "substitute family" of males, a group that will require engagement in delinquent or even criminal behavior as a "rite of passage" and scorn any interest in academic success as "white." • The ninth-grade "holdback." Nationally, across all races, there are 113 boys in this "bulge" of failing children for every 100 girls. For black students, there are 123 boys for every 100 girls. A large percentage of these students will drop out. Discouraging trends. But trend is not destiny. Here are two examples of countervailing forces helping black males to succeed, right here in Denver: Colorado Uplift: This program, begun 28 years ago and funded mostly by private grants, stresses participation in long-term adult and peer mentoring. At-risk kids are referred to Uplift as early as elementary school and most stay with it through high school. A 2009 evaluation revealed that those who participated in the program three years or more had a 90 percent graduation rate. And 82 percent of those graduates later contacted were enrolled in college. The program provides a team of adult mentors (almost an alternative "family") for each child. At the high school level, Uplift also provides a leadership and character building session once a week. These sessions become a peer support "gang" with positive influence. I observed one of these sessions at George Washington High School last fall and was blown away by the quality of the dialogue and the engagement of the kids, at least half of whom were African-American males. Denver Urban Debate League: Attorney Rico Munn, co-chair of this highpowered debate team, claims that "debating gives African-American boys access to improving themselves in a competitive environment but in an area that plays into academic success." Launched in 2008, the DUDL now has programs in seven Denver high schools. All of the black males who, as seniors, participated in the debates last year graduated from high school. Although the Denver program is too new to have offer statistically relative data, an evaluation done of the Chicago Urban Debate League revealed that black male debaters attained a 3.0 GPA compared to 2.1 for non-debaters. They also were twice as likely to score at the college readiness benchmark on the English ACT test. Forty-five percent of the children born in America right now are black or Hispanic. Programs and approaches such as those above are impressive and successful. Yet they could be considered just local "mini bites" of a gargantuan national challenge. The future success of our nation, and our social peace, will depend on these kids. They can do it. But to propel these boys forward, and the girls too, we will have to bring such stellar local programs, along with many others that work, to the national scale. Dottie Lamm, former first lady of Colorado and 1998 Colorado Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, is a social worker who volunteers with a tutoring program for Somali Immigrant students.

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puter science/information systems. • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher. • Be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. • Demonstrate financial need. Since 1993, Edison International has awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships to more than 300 students. To download an application and get more details about the Edison Scholars program, including lists of eligible schools and colleges, please go to www.edison. com/edisonscholars. For media inquiries in California, e-mail lois.pitterbruce@sce.com; for media inquiries from states outside California, e-mail susan.olavarria@edisonmission.com. About Edison International Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in infrastructure and energy assets, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest utilities, and Edison Mission Group, a competitive power generation business and parent company to Edison Mission Energy and Edison Capital.

White Supremacist Gang Members Arrested for Smuggling Heroin Secreted in the Glue Strips of Envelopes into Susanville State Prison From LBT’s Reports

YUBA CITY, CA - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced today the arrests of five members of a white supremacist gang based in Yuba County. The gang members were arrested on charges of smuggling heroin into Susanville State Prison in the glue strips of letters mailed to inmates associated with the "New Order" gang. Each glue strip contained nearly one gram of heroin, which is worth about $500 inside prison - five times its street value. According to arrest documents, the drug shipments were used as barter or to curry favor with other white supremacist inmates from groups such as the Aryan Nation or Nazi Low Riders. "Today's operation demonstrates the criminal ingenuity of inmates and their associates outside of prison walls," Attorney General Harris said. "This operation successfully attacked the criminal activity at its root. To ensure the safety of our neighborhoods and law enforcement officers, we must be vigilant about combating gang activity wherever it occurs." The investigation, named Operation Forseti for the Norse god of justice, resulted in the arrests of five gang members on suspicion of engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in a prison, and five other gang associates on a variety of charges. Two weapons, three grams of heroin, and approximately one-quarter ounce of methamphetamine were confiscated. Investigators served search warrants at seven locations in the Yuba City area. The investigation was launched in November 2010 after a Susanville prison guard noticed a suspicious envelope sent to inmate Robin Conley Briggs, a member of the New Order gang. Analysis of the envelope's glue strip at a state Department of Justice laboratory confirmed that it was laced with heroin. The New Order Gang was founded in the Yuba City area 30 years ago. The original gang of 15 members banded together to promote white supremacy. Although gang members spouted racist rhetoric, their primary activity was dealing drugs, especially methamphetamine. One of the founders was George William Lancaster, considered the godfather of the white supremacist movement in Yuba County. He has served a six-year prison sentence for possessing a controlled substance in custody. His criminal record over 20 years includes arrests for false imprisonment, kidnapping, burglary, car theft and weapons violations. Lancaster was arrested today. Other New Order gang members arrested today include Robert Harold Boyd of Yuba County, Elissia Danielle Soito of Marysville, Benjamin Leon Andrade of Yuba City, and Mickey Ray Jeffrey of Yuba City. They are being held in the Yuba County Jail.


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Community groups, Zerby family marched in Long Beach to end police violence & demand justice for Douglas Zerby

'We are marching for accountability and justice'

Douglas Zerby's sister, Eden Marie Biele, will march this Saturday on the LBPD headquarters to demand justice for her brother.

From Staff Reports Douglas Zerby's sister, Eden Marie Biele, marched this last Saturday on the LBPD headquarters to demand justice for her brother. Who: Community and student organizations, including the ANSWER Coalition; the family of Douglas Zerby; and concerned community members. What: Long Beach March and Rally to end police violence and demand justice for Douglas Zerby When: Last Saturday, February 12. Where: Gather at Bixby Park near the corner of Broadway and Cherry Avenue for a rally. March to the Long Beach Police Department headquarters. Why: Feb. 12 was the two month anniversary of Douglas Zerby’s unjust killing. On Dec. 12, Zerby was killed in cold blood by Long Beach Police Department officers. The LBPD shot him 12 times without any verbal warning. Zerby was not a criminal. He was an innocent victim of police violence. Now, two months later, the City still has done nothing. They have refused to turn over the names of the officers involved and refused to let the family see the autopsy report. Mayor Bob Foster and City Council members would like to sweep the issue under the rug. Community members and the Zerby family are mobilizing to make sure this doesn’t happen. Cal State University Long Beach student organizer and Long Beach resident Jessica Bardales said, “This was the largest outpouring of support for the Zerby family yet. It was a march of hundreds in Long Beach. We are demanding a full, independent investigation, as well as the arrest of all officers responsible for the killing of Doug Zerby pending charges. Killer cops should be in jail—not on the streets endangering people.” The demonstration was attended by the Zerby family, their attorney, organizers of the justice campaign, as well as several other families and individuals affected by police abuse and killings. ANSWER Coalition organizer and life-long Long Beach resident Molyda Khim said, “Police violence is an epidemic. Working and poor people are being killed and abused in Long Beach and across the country. From Oscar Grant to Manuel Jamines to Roketi Sue to Douglas Zerby, the police must be held accountable for their crimes against our communities. We marched last Saturday for justice and accountability.” Organizers and the Zerby family are available for interview. Call 225-3339 or Ian Thompson (310) 490-8595.

Free Foreclosure Workshop Lakewood California Foreclosure Institute presents a free two-hour workshop for investors and realtors on how to get started finding and buying foreclosure properties. Tuesday, February 22, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at Angela Iacobini Library, 4900 Clark Avenue, LakewoodCA 90712. Guest speaker will be Lloyd Segal, author of “Stop Foreclosure Now” and “Foreclosure Investing.” The workshop is complimentary, but reservations are required. To register, please visit www. ForeclosureWorkshop.net or call 888-285-0101.

Roosevelt Middle School Principal’s Honor Roll Luncheon Pays Tribute to High Achieving Students & Their Families From Staff Reports COMPTON, Calif., — There was much to savor Tuesday, February 8, as Compton Unified School District’s (CUSD) Roosevelt Middle School recognized over 45 high achieving students and their families with an honorary luncheon. The school’s Principal’s Honor Roll Luncheon, held outside its audito- “I’m Doing Something Right” — said Annaque Borthwell, special rium, 1200 N. Alondra education assistant at McKinley Elementary School and mother of Blvd., from noon to 1 sixth-grader Jalen Borthwell, who hopes to become a professional p.m., was an opportunity basketball player after graduating from UCLA. The mother and son to commend students, were among over 45 honor roll students recognized at Roosevelt Middle School’s Principal’s Honor Roll Luncheon, Tuesday, grades 6 thru 8, for their February 8. hard work and strong academic performance. The guests of honor, including their parents or guardians, enjoyed El Pollo Loco chicken, rice, and beans, as well as cake. Principal Ed Bond and school staff presented honor roll students with certificates of achievement. Bond said he was proud to host his first honor roll luncheon as Roosevelt’s principal. “Our students are the school’s pride and joy. We want to do everything we can to support them as they strive for academic achievement. Today’s event is part of our efforts to provide positive reinforcement for their good work,” he stated. “What makes it extra special is that these students were chosen by their teachers for their excellence and good attitude.” Seventh-grader Evelyn Ramirez said she was excited to be included in the principal’s luncheon. “I feel honored. It encourages me to do well in school and keep working hard,” she said. Ramirez, who currently has a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) and hopes to become a veterinarian after she graduates from Stanford, said she understands the importance of a good education. “It’s the key to having a good future,” she noted. Food for Thought — Seventh-grader Evelyn Ramirez, Roosevelt Ramirez’s uncle, Juan, Middle School, Compton Unified School District (CUSD), enjoyed lunch with her uncle Juan, Tuesday, February 8, as part of the said she’s always been school’s Honor Roll Luncheon. Ramirez, who currently maintains a great student. “I’m a 4.0 grade point average, said the event motivates students to very proud of her. From work hard. the time she first started

school to today, she’s taken school very seriously,” he said. “I think today’s event pushes the students to do well in their studies. We need to motivate our children as much as possible so that they can move on to college, and get a good career.” Jalen Borthwell, sixth grade, said he has worked hard to maintain his 3.0 GPA. “I know that education is going to help me get to college and become who I want to be,” he explained. Borthwell, who wants to become a professional basketball player, added that he is well aware that despite his athletic aspirations, he will need education as a back up. “I want to go to UCLA for college and my favorite subject is math, so maybe I’ll study that. I haven’t decided yet,” he said. “And if my basketball career doesn’t work out, I want to coach the Miami Heat or the Denver Nuggets.” Borthwell’s mother, Annaque, special education assistant at McKinley Elementary School, said that seeing her son on the principal’s honor roll and at the luncheon reminds her of her responsibilities as a parent. “I think it means I’m doing something right. When he excels in his school work it tells me that I’m part of his success,” she said. “I make sure that I reward him when he does well in school. I’m constantly reinforcing what his teachers show him, and I also support his instructors.” Borthwell added, “It’s important that we work together with our children’s teachers to make sure our kids are moving in the right direction.” Additional information may be obtained by contacting CUSD’s Office of Communications at (310) 604-6525 or by visiting HYPERLINK "http://www. compton.k12.ca.us" www.compton.k12.ca.us.


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Rapper J-Kwon Jailed for Child Support, Child Wasn't His By Boyce Watkins

Hip Hop News 24-7 recently interviewed rapper J-Kwon about his interesting child support situation. During an interview with Miss Georgia, J-Kwon informed listeners that he'd been paying $2,500 per month in child support for seven years for a child that was eventually determined not to be his. The artist goes on to say that he was jailed for not making the child support payments, which derailed his entire career by killing his ability to earn income. He also said that when it was determined that he wasn't the child's father, the courts provided no remedies whatsoever for him to retrieve the tens of thousands of dollars he'd paid over a seven-year period. J-Kwon is now saying that he plans to start a foundation for Fathers who are having their rights violated by the child support system. I support his initiative, because many of us forget about the millions of fathers out there who are doing all they can to have access to their kids and trying to do the right thing, but are left alienated by deceptive Mothers and a court system that would J-Kwon rather see a man in jail than with his own children. J-Kwon went on to mention that he'd allowed the Mother of his child to live in a house he owned, and he also claims that she was destroying court paperwork as it came to the house. So based on my interpretation of the interview, it seems that the artist is implying that the woman might have been a long-term mate and that she may have also been concerned about him finding out that he wasn't the Father. Whether her alleged deception was out of her desire to maintain her relationship with J-Kwon or for her own financial benefit (or both) it's hard to tell. Here are some quick thoughts on the J-Kwon child support situation, particularly as it pertains to black fathers all across America: 1) If this woman deceived him for years and caused him to be incarcerated, she needs to be put on trial and possibly sent to jail. She helped take away his freedom, so her freedom should be reconsidered as well, at least according to the rules under which she has chosen to play. 2) I am not sure why the courts somehow feel that a child is better off when his father is in jail than when he is out making money to take care of his family. An incarcerated man can't spend time with his children, he can't make a living to pay child support and he also has a hard time getting a job for the rest of his life because of our nation's draconian treatment of convicted felons. The child support system destroys millions of families across America and is in desperate need of reform. 3) The J-Kwon child support story is played out all across America in millions of households. There are also countless instances of parental alienation experienced by Fathers dealing with co-parents who've decided that they have the right to be dictators over the father-child relationship. When people go to the club and "get tipsy" (the name of J-Kwon's most-famous song) and then choose to lie down and have sex with someone, they must realize that a child produced from that relationship was created by two people, not one. So, kicking the father out of a child's life because you somehow don't approve of his parenting skills is not sufficient justification for destroying your child's future. For some reason, many parents have become so focused on their own selfish need for love and adulation that their children become emotional accessories with the child's best-interest being completely thrown to the wayside. Men like Eric Legette help fathers to find ways to be involved with the lives of their children. Legette also helps them to protect their rights when it comes to issues like visitation and child support. The point is not to say that every single Mother in America is somehow corrupt or malevolent in her motives. It is to say that the story of the irresponsible black man who loves to abandon his kids is one of the urban legends to which we've become collectively addicted. Yes, there are some seriously "trifling" Fathers, but to argue that black male irresponsibility is the sole reason for the break down of the African-American family is reckless, weak and unthoughtful. Personally, as an 18-year veteran of the child support system myself, I can understand J-Kwon's issues up close. There's nothing like struggling to find air space in the life of your child with the threat of incarceration hanging over your head in the event that you can't pay anymore. The child support system has become America's Debtor's Prison.

when a child is crying and pointing his hand toward one direction, if his father is not there then his mother must be there. When a woman behaves like a lady, the man should behave like a genleman.

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Houseguest charged with raping family's young kids By JEFF BURNSIDE

A man visiting from the Dominican Republic who was given a place to stay for several months by a friend is now in jail charged with sexually abusing and raping the young children living at the home. Moises Rodriguez, 56, is charged with four counts of sexual battery on a child and two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation. Police say his victims were 3, 7 and 8 years old. "Children love me," Rodriguez allegedly told the parents, according to police. The mother said she saw one of the children mimicking a sex act with his brother. When she asked where he learned such a thing, the boy said it was Rodriguez. That led to more details, which included injuries to orifices and repeated attacks. The Broward Sheriff's Office complaint affidavit says Rodriguez initially denied the allegations. When police said the children had given detailed accounts of what happened, police say Rodriguez told them it may've been from accidental contact. Authorities weren't buying it. "He was a family friend," said BSO spokesperson Dani Moschella, "and he abused their children." But police believe, given the nature of child molesters, that there are other victims. As difficult as it is, police are urging those families to come forward now so additional charges can be added. Moschella said parents are often understandably worried about strangers molesting their children. But she said statistics suggest most such sexual molestations are perpetrated by people known to the victims or families. "That's what happened here," she said.

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Black Facts for February 17th 1. 1997 - Virginia retires state song: Virginia House of Delegates votes unanimously to retire the state song, "Carry me back to old virginia" , a tune which glorifies slavery. 2. 1982 - Jazz Pianist Thelonious Monk dies. 3. 1973 - Naval Frigate named after African American. The Navy frigate USS Jesse L. Brown was commissioned. The ship was named for Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the first African American naval aviator killed in combat over Korea. 4. 1967 - Ronald De Voe's Birthday. Ronald De Voe, Singer of Bell Biv DeVoe Born Boston, MA, February 17, 1967. 5. 1963 - Michael Jeffrey Jordon's Birthday. Michael Jeffrey Jordon, 36, Basketball player, former minor league baseball player, Born New York, New York, February 17, 1963

6. 1942 - An illiterate high-school graduate, Newton taught himself how to read before attending Merritt College in Oakland and the San Francisco School of Law, where he met Seale. In Oakland in 1966 they formed the Black Panther group in response to incidents of police brutality and racism and as an illustration of the need for black self-reliance. At the hieght of its popularity during the late 1960s, the party had 2,000 members in chapters in several cities. In 1967 Newton was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of a police officer, but his conviction was overturned 22 months later, and he was released from prison. In 1971 By Bridget Barnett he announced that the party would adopt a Breakfast nonviolent manifesto and dedicate itself to Berries, Yogurt and Green Tea providing social services to the black comBlueberries are believed to be one of the most powerful antioxidants; they also Huey Newton munity. In 1974 he was accused of another contain ellagic acid, which prevents carcinogens from latching onto your DNA. murder and fled to Cuba for three years before returning to face charges; two trials Yogurt contains the healthy bacteria resulted in hung juries. lactobacilli, which stops enzymes that Newton received a Ph.D in social philosophy from the University of California turn healthy cells into cancer. Green tea at Santa Cruz (1980); his dissertation, “War Against the Panthers” was subtitled is another powerful antioxidant that you “A Study of Repression in America.” Succumbing to factionalism and pressure from government agencies, the party disbanded in 1982. In March 1989 Newton should be drinking at least once a day. was sentenced to a six-month jail term for misappropriating public funds intended Lunch for a Panther-founded Oakland school. In August of that year he was found shot Tempeh with Rainbow Chard, Tomadead on a street in Oakland. toes and Flaxseed Tempeh is packed with isoflavones, a 7. 1938 - Mary Frances Berry born. On this day Mary Frances Berry, who will plant-based estrogen that mimics estrobecome the first woman to serve as a chancellor of a major research university, is gen found in animals and humans. A diet born in Nashville, Tenn. rich in isoflavones could be more impactful for women who have less natural 8. 1936 - James Nathaniel Brown's Birthday. James Nathaniel Brown, 63, Pro estrogen (i.e., post-menopausal.) It’s Football Hall of Fame Fullback, Born February 17, 1936 in St. Simons Island, GA important to understand that isoflavones can help reduce estrogen-induced can9. 1918 - Rep. Charles A. Hayes born. Birthday of Rep. Charles A. Hayes, DBerries cers by blocking our natural estrogen. Illinois, who was born in Cairo, Illinois. In 1989, Hayes was re-elected to a fourth The same chemicals that give rainbow chard its color are also powerful immune boosters. Tomatoes are one of the world’s most concentrated sources of lycopene, term in the House of Representatives. He was first elected Sept. 12, 1983. which prevents cancer cells from growing and dividing.. They are best absorbed if 10. 1902 - Opera singer Marian Anderson born cooked with a bit of olive oil. Flaxseeds contain lignans that block natural estrogen, Opera singer Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anderson which can feed certain cancers like breast and ovarian. was entered in the New York Philharmonic Competition at age 17 by her music Dinner teacher, and placed first over 299 other singers. Awarded a Rosenwald Fellowship Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables and Curried Beans in 1930, Anderson went to Europe for a year of study. From Peru in the Andes, quinoa is a whole grain rich in fiber and antioxidants. Fiber stimulates the good bacteria in your colon to produce cancer-fighting com11. 1891 - Churn Invented. A. C. Richardson, a black inventor, invented the pounds; it also lowers your risk for cancer by sweeping carcinogens through your churn, patent #466,470 colon. 12. 1870 - Congress readmits Mississippi Garlic and onions, from Congress passed resolution readmitting Mississippi on condition that it would a family of vegetables never change its constitution to disenfranchise Blacks. called allium, are powerful cancer-fighters. Studies have shown them to stop cancer growth in the stomach, colon, brain, lung, prostate and breasts. Additionally, one garlic Monday, February 21, 2011, 11:00 to 4:00 p.m component named diallyl Rollin' Out 365 Days of Black History Celebration. The California African Ameridisulfide was shown to kill can Museum invites everyone, young and old, to participate in our Rollin' Out 365 Leukemia cells in the lab. Roasted Vegetables Days of Black History Celebration. Our all day "Family Fun Fest" will offer Other cancer-fighting vegetables in this dish are packed with antioxidants are a variety of art activities related to our soon to be closing exhibit, How We Roll: carrots, sweet potatoes and squash. Broccoli detoxes the liver, beans are rich in Multicultural Influences in Skateboarding, Surfing and Rollerskating, in addition to the Gallery of Discovery and Allensworth exhibits, currently on display. Free fiber and the tumeric in curry has been found to suppress tumors. and open to the public. 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA. Call (213) 744-2024 or visit www.caamuseum.org for more information.

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Accident Injury Often Show Up Later, Especially from Car Accidents By attorney Marilee Jone-cofield

People who are involved in accidents, especially automobile accidents, sometimes impair their rights under the law by Marilee assuming they are not injured and telling this to witnesses and Jones-Cofield investigating police officers. The problem with telling people immediately after an accident that you are not hurt is your statement can be used against you if you discover later that you actually were injured, and you are seeking compensation for your injuries. Many accident injuries do not show up for days, or even weeks, after the accident. Just as a new jogger may not feel pain in his legs until a day or two after running, an accident victim often will have no symptoms until days later. In fact, some of the most painful and prolonged injuries that can be received in an accident are those for which there may be no symptoms immediately after the accident. If you are involved in an accident and the investigating police officer or some other official asks you if you are injured, you should answer affirmatively if you know that you are. Then, of course, go directly to a doctor or hospital. If you are not sure whether you are injured, you should say that you want a doctor to examine you. It is always a good idea to get a check up after an accident. However, you do not lose your claim for compensation for injuries received in an accident by saying at the scene that you were not injured. If you later discover that you were injured, you can still make a claim against the other driver or his insurance company. Your earlier statement, however, raises a question that could, and should, have been avoided. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, or if you require more specific or personalized assistance, I encourage you to consult with an attorney. Attorney Marilee Jones-Cofield can be contacted at 562-436-372. Her office is located in Long Beach, CA.

New Seaside Park Open at Chestnut and 14th St.

Birthplace of Former Mayor Beverly O'Neill Dedicated

From Staff Reports

Long Beach, CA: The offices of Mayor Bob Foster, 1st District Long Beach City Councilmember Robert Garcia, the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine invite the public to attend a ceremony for opening of the new Seaside Park last Saturday, February 12. Seaside Park is located at 14th Street and Chestnut Avenue in Long Beach, the site of the former Seaside Hospital. The event featured a special tree planting and dedication ceremony in honor of former Mayor Beverly O'Neill, who was born at Seaside Hospital. All people born at Seaside Hospital were especially Beverly O’Neill encouraged to attend the Grand Opening and be recognized for their place in Long Beach history. “Seaside Park’s namesake has a proud history of service to the Long Beach community. This new park builds on that legacy by providing much needed open space and a place for the community to enjoy throughout the year,” said Mayor Bob Foster. "This park is a great anchor for all the positive changes happening in this neighborhood," said Councilmember Robert Garcia. "We are also excited to unveil a special tree and plaque dedicated to former Mayor Beverly O'Neill who was born at the former Seaside Hospital." Another special highlight was the commemorative bench dedications to Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill for their roles in assisting with the park's creation. The day featured children’s activities including arts and crafts, moon bounces, face painting, and a soccer exhibit. As part of its mission to revitalize neighborhoods and reduce crime, the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA) invested $4.6 million to purchase and tear down a crime ridden, multi-unit apartment complex to make way for Seaside Park. The 2.3-acre park will also provide the community with play equipment, a soccer field and multi-sport game courts. Seaside Hospital was established in 1907 with 18 beds, at Broadway and Junipero Avenue, and six years later became a 250-bed facility on 14th Street. The facility served residents injured in the 1933 Long Beach earthquake and was as a major blood bank during World War II. The hospital closed in 1960 and became Long Beach Memorial Medical Center at 2801 Atlantic Ave.

Magic Johnson's investment makes him part-owner and chairman of Vibe Holdings By Richard Love LOS ANGELES - With a multimillion-dollar investment, Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson is set to become chairman of a New York-based magazine and television company that he says is poised to tap into a coveted urban audience. Johnson, 51, will be chairman of Vibe Holdings, the parent company of Vibe magazine and owner of the music-and-dance TV show "Soul Train," including its star-studded performance library. No financial details of the deal were disclosed, although a Johnson spokeswoman described it as "an eight-figure investment." Johnson made the deal in partnership with the Yucaipa Cos., a Los Angeles-based investment firm headed by billionaire Ron Burkle. It is the first step of a process aimed at revitalizing Vibe Holdings and making it the center of influence for an urban audience he has reached with other businesses in the past, Johnson said. Vibe Holdings is also the parent company of magazine publisher Uptown Media and more than 25 websites. Vibe magazine is published six times a year and is currently found only on newsstands. Johnson said the company planned to bring the show back to television and begin licensing content. The company owns about 300,000 photos and about 1,100 hours of video of performances by music legends including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and the Jackson 5. Controlling the Soul Train brand also gives the company an opportunity to rejuvenate the influence the show had on popular culture during its heyday with today's audience, Johnson said. "I learned how to dance watching 'Soul Train.' We're going to make it hip and young again." As chairman, Johnson said, he would be involved in business strategy and engaging advertisers but would leave day-to-day operations to the current leadership. The company would also attempt to acquire other media that complemented its strategy. "We're open for more business," Johnson said. "We have an opportunity to take this to a whole other level." Magic Johnson In October, Johnson sold his 4.5% stake in the Lakers to billionaire Patrick SoonShiong and sold 105 Starbucks coffeehouse franchises back to the company for a reported $75 million. Johnson has also expressed interest in one day becoming a majority owner of a professional sports team and has been involved in the push to bring a National Football League team back to Los Angeles.


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CORNELIUS GRANT: THE UNSUNG TEMPTATION HONORS THE UNSUNG By Larry Buford

awards were presented M o t o w n ’s o r i g i n a l posthumously to Harvey Fuqua Temptations had five members, (The Moonglows); Gladys but musician Cornelius Grant Horton (The Marvelettes); became commonly referred and Junior Walker whose to as the “sixth Temptation” – band The All Stars were the much like music historians refer highlight performers for the to Billy Preston as the “fifth occasion. Accepting the award Beatle” – for his contribution for Horton (who just passed as bandleader and songwriter. away in January) was her son Born in Fairfield Texas, Vaughn Thornton; and for Grant – a musical prodigy – Walker, his son Derek Walker. was transplanted in Detroit at Recipients also included age 15. Early in his career at groundbreaking writer/editor Motown he directed the music Ruth Adkins Robinson, General for Mary Wells and Marvin Hospital writer and Emmy Gaye. Eventually he became winner Michelle Valjean, and the Musical Director of the Carl Wilson, lead singer of Temptations; a position he the popular R&B group The held for nearly twenty years. Vibrations. Wilson and Grant He co-wrote the blockbuster, told the story of how the famous "(I know) I'm losing you" Temptation Walk was “stolen” for the group (a song which from The Vibration’s routine. has been covered by many Wilson quipped: “Out of all the [most notably Rod Stewart groups that could have stolen left to right Ian Foxx, Lee Bailey, Cornelius Grant, and Ron Brewington. photo by Larry Buford and Rare Earth]); as well as our routine, I’m glad it was the mighty Temptations!” other favorites like "You're My school pioneers whose life’s work have made a Everything" (Temptations), and many more hits for Upon receiving her award, an emotional Robinson such artists as Gladys Knight & The Pips, Martha significant difference in the entertainment industry, said: “There is a long list of people who did not get Reeves, Rose Royce, Edwin Starr, Marvin Gaye, in our nation, and throughout the world. Says recognition at Motown…Cornelius knows how it The Commodores, The Jackson Five and Stevie Grant: “We have all been elevated by the passion feels to be unsung.” Wonder. Grant remembers: “I was practicing my and endurance of others who opened doors, laid Founder and publisher of Jam Source Magazine, fifths on my guitar and producer Norman Whitfield down musical greatness, or lifted us up in the Carolyn Baker, who flew in from Texas for the ochappened to hear me and said ‘hey do that again’ magic of cinema. Way too often such pioneers and casion said, “It was truly a great event!” and the next thing I knew I was doing the intro on trail-blazers are forgotten, unsung, undervalued, Others in attendance included Founder and Edi‘Losin’ You’ with David Ruffin on lead vocals… and under-appreciated.” He views the Skoole tor of BRE Magazine Sidney Miller, Solid Gold Awards, as a way to pay homage to performers it was magic!” dancer Darcel Wynn, Maxi B. of the Mary Jane On Friday February 11th at the Downtown Los from the past with a purposeful selection process Girls; Motown pioneer Roosevelt “Bucky” Smith; Angeles Marriott Hotel, Grant and his production of honorees from each decade spanning the 1950’s and The Temptations’ Otis Williams appearing team kicked off a Pre-Grammy event called the to the present. on video who stated, “Cornelius you’re doing a “Skoole Awards” to honor and salute the old After a hearty welcome and moment of silence fantastic job!” for the fallen by radio pioneer Lee Bailey,


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Phil’s SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Poly Defense Blows Out J-Town By Wilfred Phillips

The green and gold of LB Poly came to Jordan High on Tuesday night. The boy’s team is coming off their first loss of the season (58-53) last Saturday night against talented Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, Wilfred Phillips, Jr in a nationally televised game from Mater Dei High. They are still ranked number one in the state. The girl’s team is ranked number two in the southern section. It was senior appreciation night at Jordan High for the seniors of the boy’s varsity basketball team and cheerleaders. During the first quarter, both teams ran up and down the court scoring no points due to poor shooting, but Poly made up their points from the eight visits they made to the foul line, which kept them in front. It was Poly’s defensive play that prevented the Panthers from scoring. The Jackrabbits got quite a scare in the second quarter as center Ryan Anderson took a hard foul and went face first on the hardwood. He quickly recovered. Right away the game became physical. The Panthers didn’t score a point until the two minute mark. The Jackrabbits outplayed and out-rebounded J-town. They literally took over the game that had student and fans leaving the stands at the half. The second half was quite the same. The officials made several calls for shot clock and traveling violations. At one time I thought I was at a boy’s volleyball game with so many tips of the ball at the Jackrabbits end of the court. The game ended in a lopsided victory, LB Poly 67-Jordan 29. I spoke briefly with Poly head coach Sharrief Metoyer as he was heading towards the locker room. He said our defense played well. Sr. Alexis Moore took charge which helped opened the game for us. Alexis Moore will be heading to USC in the fall. I asked the coach about the loss against Bishop Gorman. “It was a setback, but it was a lesson learned. We must play every game with a strong sense of urgency”. The Moore League boys and girls basketball seasoned came to a closed Friday evening. Play-offs will begin the week of February14. Check listings for the school in your area for tip off dates and starting times.

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Prosecutors Trim Barry Bonds Indictment Trial set for March 21

From LBT Sports Staff Reports

Federal prosecutors have cut the number of felony charges Barry Bonds faces from 11 to five. In a court filing Thursday, prosecutors filed their third revised indictment against Bonds, who is scheduled to stand trial March 21. In the new indictment, they reduced from nine to three the number of charges alleging Bonds Barry Bonds lied under oath when he testified that he never knowingly took performance enhancing drugs. He is still charged with perjury for telling the grand jury that no one other than his doctor ever stuck a needle in his body and a catch-all charge that he obstructed the grand jury's investigation into sports doping with his allegedly misleading testimony.

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A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/10, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087813 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARTINEZ INCOME TAX SOLUTION; J M INCOME TAX, 11815 ORANGE ST. #8, NORWALK, CA 90650. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/10, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0093779 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: OROZCO BAKERY, 2734 N. EASTERN AVE., L.A., CA 90032. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/18/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/10, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101325 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SIFA MUSIC BROTHERS, 1829 BARDALE AVE., SAN PEDRO, CA 90731. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANTHONY ROBERT LUERA IV, TIMOTHY RYAN LUERA, SHAUN ALEXANDER LUERA. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ANTHONY R. LUERA IV. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/2011. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/10, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087816 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE GLASS WORLD, 18112 ARLINE AVE. #A, ARTESIA, CA 90701. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PRAVIN PAREKH. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: PRAVIN PAREKH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/10, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC. FILE NO. 2011-0111153 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: LUCKY BOY MARKET, 12008 E. 183rd ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 01/04/07, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20070020766. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/20/2011. The business information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: BOREL LAO/OWNER.. Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/10, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FILE NO. 2011-0091667 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: EXCLUSIVE TRADE FASHION, 17842 Irvine Blvd., #114, Tustin, CA 92780. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 03/25/2004, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 200-697981408. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/18/2011. The business information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: May M. Asad, owner. Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/10, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0046368 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: EXECUSHOT, 1302 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, Ca 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ROBERT DOWNS. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ROBERT DOWNS, owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-03136658 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LA BONITA INN MOTEL, 1626 W. Esther St., Long Beach, CA 90813. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Suresh Patel, Member, Mahavir Group, LLC. This Business is conducted by: A Limited liability corporation. Signed: Suresh Patel, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/25/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/10, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0067242 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: A BIT OF EVERYTHING .99¢ +, 625 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806.. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Jose Cabezas. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Jose Cabezas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/12/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/15/10. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1902693 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CURRY ORGANIZED DESIGN, 5615 E. 2nd Street #3, Long Beach CA 90803. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) KATHERINE KNIGHT DEPEW. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: KATHERINE DEPEW. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/23/2010. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/05, 01/12, 01/19, 01/26/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0166240 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AUSTERE CONSULTING, 646 W. Pacific Coast Highway #7, Long Beach CA 90806. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JACQUES DARNELL KEIL. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JACQUES DARNELL KEIL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/31/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/3/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT 10Feb11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184973 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ALPHA MANAGEMENT LINK, 6656 S. ATLANTIC BLVD., BELL, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARIA M. SOTO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARIA M. SOTO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0176974 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LIDIA’S BARGAIN, 4420 GAGE AVE., BELL, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CRISTINA MORA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CRISTINA MORA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/01/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0168618 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MACAREN USA, 521 E. 11th ST. #8, L.A., CA 90015. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MACAREN INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: DO EUN PARK. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/31/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184536 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ELECTRIC MOE, 27953 CALYPSO LN., SANTA CLARITA, CA 91351. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MOSES WRIGHT. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MOSES WRIGHT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code. Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0159078 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NATIONAL TURF SUPPLY, 1922 E. GLADWICK ST., RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA 90220. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PLAYFIELD TURF, LLC. This Business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Signed: DEBBIE JOHNSON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/28/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0160848 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FLOWERS, HEAVENLY DESIGNED, 1943 254th ST., LOMITA, CA 90717. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARIA L. CASTELLANOS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARIA L. CASTELLANOS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/28/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/23/10. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0169623 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PAT’S ULTIMATE SPICE, 9121 S. 4th AVE., INGLEWOOD, CA. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PATRICIA V. COTTON. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: PATRICIA V. COTTON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/31/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/31/2011. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0191447 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GS BOOKINGS, 8132 FIRESTONE BLVD. #287, DOWNEY, CA 90241. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) GINGER SILVERA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: GINGER SILVERA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/03/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/20/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011.Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184018 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SO CAL MOLD SERVICES; SCM SERVICES, 4606 SHADEWAY RD., LAKEWOOD, CA 90713. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) GREENCOLLAR CONSTRUCTION, INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: SHONTON BROWN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code. Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FILE NO. 2011-0176973 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: LIDIA’S BARGAIN, 4420 GAGE AVE., BELL, CA 90201. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 03/11/2010, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20100339100. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/01/2011. The business information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: HECTOR ALTAMIRANO/ OWNER.Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC 17Feb11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0242714 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: APPLEBY REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE, 119 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Phillip Raichard Appleby. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Phillip Appleby. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/14/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184091 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PIECES OF PARADISE, 4303 E. Arbor Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Ms. Jenifer Dodson. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Jenifer Dodson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0128699 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BE-BELLA, 2010 Cesar Chavez St., Los Angeles, CA 90033. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Jose Medina. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Jose Medina. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/24/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0121084 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RPR MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC, 201 South Francisca Ave., #6, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Roderick P. Ramos PA-C Inc. Articles of Incorporation #3318454. This Business is conducted by: A corporation. Signed: Roderick P. Ramos PA-C, Inc. Roderick P. Ramos, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/21/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) 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 County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT


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opment Agency’s ongoing effort to reduce blight and improve our neighborhoods. The LBHDC has also assisted in the development of Atlantic Villas, Renaissance Walk, and Long Beach Senior Housing on Atlantic Avenue. “We welcome the opening of Coronado in Long Beach. This new residential community demonstrates our continuing efforts to revitalize Long Beach, while making the dream of homeownership possible for our moderate-income residents,” said Councilmember Dee Andrews. “Coronado in Long Beach builds on our past investments along Atlantic Avenue and provides crucial affordable housing during these tough economic times. With developments as beautiful as this coming on board, before we know it, the Central area will be known as the Beverly Hills of Long Beach!” The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC), Councilmember Dee Andrews, 6th District, and Brookfield Homes Southland invite the public to the grand opening of Coronado in Long Beach, located on Atlantic Avenue between Hill and 20th Streets, on Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. “The LBHDC is proud to see another development offering the opportunity for homeownership

Long Beach Times Newspaper come to fruition,” said Patrick Brown, Chair of the LBHDC Board. “Coronado in Long Beach offers a chance for middle-class families to buy their first home.” Established by the City of Long Beach in 1989, the LBHDC’s mission is to provide safe and livable neighborhoods in Long Beach by promoting, developing, and preserving decent, safe and affordable housing for the very low-, low- and moderate-income residents of Long Beach. The LBHDC offers a range of programs and various forms of financial assistance to encourage the development of affordable housing that improves the quality of life of the residents it serves. Visit www.lbhdc.org for more information. Brookfield Homes Southland is independently and locally operated with offices in Orange and San Bernardino Counties, and is part of one of North America’s largest home building companies, Brookfield Homes Corporation. The parent company also has community development and home building operations in the San Francisco Bay area, San Diego, Sacramento, Virginia, Maryland, Hawaii and Washington, DC. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Brookfield Homes is a public company. Additional information regarding Brookfield Homes Southland is available at www. brookfieldsouthland.com.

Final Regulations Will Strengthen 8(a) Business Development Program for Small Businesses WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today published a package of final rules that will revise regulations to strengthen its 8(a) Business Development program to better ensure that the benefits flow to the intended recipients and help prevent waste, fraud and abuse. The rules were published today in The Federal Register and will become effective in 30 days on March 14, 2011. The revisions are the first comprehensive overhaul of the 8(a) program in more than 10 years. The regulations incorporate technical changes and substantive changes that mirror existing or new legislation enacted since the last revision in June 1998. “The 8(a) Business Development Program is an effective tool for providing small businesses with support to help them compete for and win federal government contracts, and in turn put them in the best possible position to drive economic growth and create jobs,” SBA Administrator Karen Mills said. “Through public meetings held in cities throughout the country, SBA gained valuable input from members of the small business community on ways to strengthen the program to provide the best opportunities for eligible firms, while also stepping up efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse.” The rules cover a variety of areas of the program, ranging from clarifications on determining economic disadvantage to requirements on Joint Ventures and the Mentor-Protégé program. Some of the components of the 8(a) program that the revised regulations will affect include: *Joint Ventures – requiring that the 8(a) firm must perform 40 percent of the work of each 8(a) joint venture contract that is awarded, including those awarded under a Mentor/Protégé agreement, to ensure that these companies are able to build capacity; *Economic Disadvantage – providing more clarification on factors that determine economic disadvantage as it relates to total assets, gross income, retirement accounts and a spouse of an 8(a) company owner when determining the owner’s ability to access capital and credit; *Mentor-Protégé Program – adding consequences for a mentor who does not provide assistance to their protégé, ranging from stop-work orders to debarment *Ownership and Control Requirements – pro-

viding flexibility on whether to admit 8(a) program companies owned by individuals with immediate family members who are owners of current and former 8(a) participants; *Tribally-Owned Firms – requiring firms owned by tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, Native Hawaiian Organizations and Community Development Corporations to report benefits flowing back to their respective communities; *Excessive Withdrawals – amending regulations on what amount is considered excessive as a basis for termination or early graduation from the 8(a) program; and *Business Size for Primary Industry – requiring that a firm’s size status remain small for its primary industry code during its participation in the 8(a) program. The SBA initially published the proposed rule on Oct. 28, 2009 and provided a 60-day comment period for the public to submit their comments. Many businesses requested more time, so the SBA extended the comment period an additional 30 days, allowing the public to submit their comments by Jan. 28, 2010. In addition to requesting written comments from the public, the SBA also embarked on a “Listening Tour” and hosted public meetings between December 2009 and January 2010 in 10 cities around the country: Albuquerque, N.M., Atlanta, Ga., Boston, Mass., Chicago, Ill., Dallas, Texas, Los Angeles, Calif., Miami, Fla., New York, N.Y., Seattle, Wash. and Washington, D.C. The SBA also conducted tribal consultations to gain further public input to the revisions in Albuquerque, Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska, and Seattle. In total, the SBA received more than 2,500 individual comments from the public. The 8(a) program is a nine-year business development program for small businesses where the owner(s) fits the SBA’s criteria of being socially and economically disadvantaged and the same owners control the firm. The 8(a) program helps these firms develop their business and provides them with access to government contracting opportunities, allowing them to become solid competitors in the federal marketplace. It also provides specialized business training, counseling, marketing assistance and highlevel executive development to its participants. In FY09, small businesses received $18.6 billion in 8(a) contract dollars. For more information about the revised 8(a) regulations, a compliance guide, and the 8(a) program, visit http://www.sba.gov/content/revised-8a-regulations or e-mail questions to: 8aBD2@sba.gov.

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