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March 10, 2011

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Poly Shines in Anaheim BY WILFRED PHILLIPS, JR.

ANAHEIM CA-The CIF Ford Southern Section Championships presented by Farmers Insurance was held at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena March 1-5. The Div:1AA game between Centennial (Corona) and Mater Dei on Tuesday evening was a nail biter that went down to the last shot with the Dawgs of Wilfred Phillips, Jr Centennial winning by a basket (60-58) upsetting the Monarchs, and dashing

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their hopes for a bid at the state championship. In the second game LB Poly, the number one school in the state, was the visiting team against the tough Eagles of Etiwanda of the Baseline League. These two teams have met before with each team winning at the others house. Both teams started out cold in the drafty arena. Each team missed shots and easy lay ups. It was Poly’s ctr. Ryan Anderson who broke the ice. Poly got several rebounds that helped put the Jackrabbits out front. In the second quarter the Eagles went ahead of the Jackrabbits due to many mistakes and turnovers. But the three point shooting and attacks at the basket by USC bound Alexis Moore put Poly ahead by two at he end of the half. At the opening of the second half, Poly fwd. Chris Camper contributed 6 points for the Jackrabbits to stay in front, but the pesky Eagles Geluan Wheelwright, excellent three point shooting tied the score to closeout the third. The Jackrabbits came out like gang busters in the fourth quarter. They out rebounded the tiring Eagles, and took advantage of their many mistakes. At the one minute mark Jackrabbit Roschon Prince outside shots helped sealed the win for Poly. Final score Poly 60 Etiwanda 53. The win set the stage for LB Poly to face Centennial (Corona) in the SS Finals Saturday evening. From the tip-off, the Jackrabbits showed the Dawgs why they are number one in the state. They hit three straight baskets and out-rebounded the smaller Dawgs. The Poly defense was overwhelming, Poly closed out the half up by 18. The rest is history with Poly easy win over the Dawgs and captured the Southern Section Championship. Final score Jackrabbits 68-Dawgs 52. During the news conference Centennial head coach Josh Giles said, “Poly is a good team. It was their 3 point shoots and domination that defeated us”. Sr. pt. guard Gelaun Wheelwright said, “We thought that we could mount a run at them, but our shots did not fall”. Poly head coach Sharrief Metoyer shared his thoughts of tonight’s game. He said, “We executed well. We made some great shots along with our domination of the boards”. Sr. Alexis Moore summed it up best. He said: “We are focused at winning the CIF championship. It will not only be great for our school, but also be good for the City of Long Beach”. Poly will host the 18-13 Dolphins of Pacific Palisades on March 3, at Ron Palmer Pavilion on the campus of LB Poly High. Tip-off at 7 pm.

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Rodney King beating 20 years later: Can't we all just get along?

Los Angeles police officers beat Rodney King March 3, 1991 in Los Angeles, California. BY DAVID A. LOVE

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the Rodney King beating, an incident which shone the spotlight on police brutality and race relations in Los Angeles and throughout the United States. On March 3, 1991, King -- who was driving with two of his friends in his white Hyundai -- was stopped by LAPD officers following a high-speed chase on the 210 freeway with the California Highway Patrol. King reportedly had been drinking with his friends. Ordered out of car, King was repeatedly beaten and kicked by officers Laurence Powell, Timothy Wind, Theodore Briseno and Stacey Koon. According to court records, after learning that King worked at Dodger Stadium, Powell said to King: "'We played a little ball tonight, didn't we Rodney? You know, we played a little ball, we played a little hardball tonight, we hit quite a few home runs. Yes, we played a little ball and you lost and we won.'" King sustained serious internal injuries, including a broken cheekbone and a broken right ankle, and received 20 stitches, including five inside of his mouth. In his negligence claim against the city of Los Angeles, for which he later won $3.8 million, he also claimed he suffered "11 skull fractures, permanent brain damage, broken [bones and teeth], kidney damage [and] emotional and physical trauma." The four officers would later claim selfdefense, arguing that their lives were in danger from King, who they said was aggressive and was resisting arrest. Meanwhile, other police officers who were on the scene did nothing Rodney King to stop the beating. What made this police beating incident different from many others was that it was caught on videotape -- by a bystander named George Holliday, a plumbing company manager. The tape showed that the officers clubbed King with 56 baton strokes, and kicks to the head and body. Rodney King Aftermath The LAPD officers were charged but were later acquitted by a jury trial the following year. The acquittal led to the April 1992 Los Angeles riots, in which 55 people were killed, about 2,000 were injured and 12,000 arrested, with over $1 billion in property damage. In the midst of the riots King called for calm, asking in the now famous words, "People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?" The officers were subsequently tried in federal court on civil rights violations, where Powell and Koon were convicted and sentenced to 30 months each. Wind and Briseno were acquitted. In the wake of the Rodney King beating, The Christopher Commission report was issued to conduct "a full and fair examination of the structure and operation of the LAPD," including its recruitment and training policies, citizen complaint system and internal disciplinary practices. The report found that a significant number of police officers used excessive force and ignored department guidelines. In addition, the complaint system was skewed against complainants. There was a breakdown in leadership on the force, a management problem, with a failure to deal with repeat offender officers who were often promoted and rewarded for Sgt. Stacy Koon convicted their behavior. "Testimony from a variety of witnesses depict the LAPD as an organization with practices and procedures that are conducive to discriminatory treatment and officer misconduct directed to members of minority groups," the report found. "Witnesses

repeatedly told of LAPD officers verbally harassing minorities, detaining AfricanAmerican and Latino men who fit certain generalized descriptions of minorities, employing unnecessarily invasive or humiliating tactics in minority neighborhoods and using excessive force." Police officers of color, the Christopher Commission found, were also susceptible to racist slurs, racially-motivated behavior and discriminatory treatment, which was attributed to white dominance in LAPD managerial positions. In light of these findings, the Commission recommended the resignation of LAPD police chief Daryl Gates. The LAPD's reputation was further damaged in the late 1990s by the corruption scandal involving the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) anti-gang unit of the LAPD's Rampart Division. Over 70 officers were implicated of brutality, misconduct and corruption. At least three officers in the unit were found to be on the payroll of Death Row Records boss and convicted felon Marion "Suge" Knight, who is affiliated with the Bloods gang. The officers were implicated in the drive-by shooting murder of rapper Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace, (a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G.). The scandal led to over Aftermath 140 civil lawsuits, with settlement costs of over $125 million. The report of the Rampart Review Panel noted a sense of insularity in the CRASH unit. This created an "us versus them" mentality towards the community, and an "ends justifies the means" attitude that led to abuses of authority, such as the planting of evidence, unjustifiable beatings and shootings, bank robbery and drug dealing. "Community policing -- which must be at the heart of the Department's efforts to reestablish its credibility with the public -- remains more a slogan than reality. And ethics remains almost an afterthought in the training of the City's police officers," according to the report.

Is Charlie Sheen a new hip-hop icon? BY CHRISTOPHER WITHERSPOON

Over the past few days Charlie Sheen has been making headlines and leaving memorable soundbites everywhere. Sheen's Today Show interview this week with NBC's Jeff Rossen started a media firestorm that doesn't seem to be burning out anytime soon. Along the way he has also gained a new-found street credibility that is easily associated with the style of hip-hop swagger. Sheen raised eyebrows with his first hip-hop-tinged nugget -- a reference to a professional basketball player. When Rossen asked if he had ever missed a day of work Charlie Sheen quoted Allen Iverson, saying "We're talking about practice, come on guys, we're talking about practice." Hip-hop lyrics poetically speak of overcoming defeat and prospering against all odds. Rap artists have consistently adopted a "winning" persona. "Winning" in hip-hop translates into having the best car, the most bling, an amazing crib and lots of women or even "goddesses" to surround you like a pimp. In Sheen's ubiquitous television appearances he has dropped an abundance of quotes that if set to a great beat could easily become a catchy rap anthem. In a recent description of himself on Twitter Sheen wrote: "Born small...Now Huge...Winning...Bring it...!(Unemployed winner...)"

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In many highly publicized interviews Sheen has delivered his points of view confidently and without fear of public or corporate retaliation, which has given him seemingly instant street credibility. Reading from some Sheen's quotes is like borrowing a line from a group of up and coming amateur rappers having an MC battle in the streets of Brooklyn. In a recent interview Sheen said: "One of my favorite poets is Eminem." Maybe Sheen should consider a career in rap?


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U.S. Campaign against Libyan Leader Is Suspect

Money and Stress – Tips to increase fiscal fitness

America’s Efforts against Libya’sGadhafi Must Be Viewed with Suspicion

BY TINA ROBINSON UNION BANK, N.A. SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND REGIONAL BY ROBERT N. TAYLOR Withprotests and revolts against autocratic regimes taking place throughout MANAGER

theMiddle East and Arab world, the United States has been counseling nonviolenceas well as slow, stable change. The Obama administration says it wants to seedemocracy emerge in the affected countries. This is even though various U.S.administrations have been supporting most of the dictatorial Arab regimes forwell over 20 years. However,all the talk of non-violent, stable change ended last week when it came to thegovernment of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. Now the U.S. wants to go to war. Inaddition to imposing sanctions against Libya, seizing any assets they can gettheir hands on, the U.S. wants to send aid (including military) to the rebelsbattling Gadhafi. Further, it wants to impose a “no fly zone” over easternLibya in order to prevent Gadhafi’s planes from attacking the rebels. Secretaryof State Hillary Clinton even says “No option is off the Robert N. Taylor table.” In otherwords, America and its European allies are taking sides in what is essentiallya civil war in Libya. What is taking place is none of this country’s business. But it iswell known that the U.S. has wanted to overthrow Gadhafi since the 1980s.Remember when former President Ronald Reagan told the lie that Gadhafi had sent“hit squads” to the U.S. to kill him. It was not until 1986 that formerSecretary of State George Schultz admitted before a joint committee of Congressthat the Reagan allegations were “pure disinformation; Gadahfi had never madeany threats or hired any hit squads to kill President Reagan.” Despitethe lies, the U.S. has been financing anti-Gadhafi groups since the early1980s. Do not be surprised if it is revealed that some of the groups currentlybattling Gadhafi are being financed with American tax dollars. This all mustmake one suspicious about what lies we are being told today by administrationofficials and a compliant media in order to stir up public support for anotherwar on top of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The oddsare that the U.S. is simply pretending concern for the Libyan people as a coverto overthrow Gadhafi. For example, we know absolutely nothing about theseso-called rebels in Libya. Are they committed to democracy or simply a grab forpower? Does the U.S. really want democracy in Libya or simply desires toinstall a puppet regime through which it can control Libyan oil? The U.S.is rushing into another war with virtually no public discussion or solidevidence. Americans should be suspicious. Please remember Rafid Ahmed Alwanal-Janabi. He is the Iraqi who was a key source for America’s claim that SaddamHussein was developing weapons of mass destruction including mobile biological warfarelabs. Two weeksago in an interview with London’s Guardiannewspaper, al-Janabi publicly admitted that everything he claimed was a lie.But he suggested that U.S. officials wanted to hear the lies in order that theycould justify a pre-determined plan to overthrow Hussein. Again, I say “Be suspicious America!”

At a time when many Americans may be worried about losing their jobs, ongoing financial strains, or even the possibility of bankruptcy or losing their home, stress may be taking a heavy toll on their health. According to a national study commissioned by Union Bank, nearly 90 percent of Americans agree that monetary stress can negatively affect one's health. However, 60 percent of those surveyed may not be taking the necessary steps to improve fiscal fitness, raising questions as to whether they have the proper financial education to reach their goals. Tina Robinson Following are some tips to help reduce financial stress and in turn help improve your fiscal fitness this year: Write a plan to help you reach your financial goals. Research by the Consumer Federation of America has shown that adults who commit their plan to paper have twice as much savings and investments than those without written goals. According to the American Heart Association, this also holds true with physical health -- those who track their exercise and meals tend to lead generally healthier lives. Involve your family in developing your plan and budget. Check out user-friendly Web sites, such as HYPERLINK "http://www.AmericaSaves.org" www.AmericaSaves.org, for educational resources. Set up direct deposit into a savings account and pay yourself first each month. Keep track of your consumption habits and challenge yourself to spend only on necessities, such as rent or mortgage, transportation and groceries. Trim spending on "wants" to help jump start your savings plan. Calculate your net worth and use this number as a guideline to develop a plan to increase your net worth this year. Review your investments and make sure your portfolio is balanced and diversified. Develop a relationship with a financial advisor to help guide and track your progress. Just as fitness trainers or your physician may help support your health goals, a financial planner can help "train" you to save consistently. Whether you're seeking to improve your health or save more money this year, the key to success is to develop a regular routine and commit to a plan. The foregoing article is intended to provide general information about finances and stress and is not considered financial or tax advice from Union Bank. Please consult your financial or tax advisor. Tina Robinson is a senior vice president and regional manager for Union Bank, N.A., a full service commercial bank providing an array of financial services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, and major corporations. The bank operated 401 banking offices in California, Washington, Oregon and Texas, as well as two international offices, on December 31, 2010. UnionBanCal Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG, NYSE:MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www. unionbank.com" www.unionbank.com for more information.

Female Mexican Police Chief Fired

Garcia took the position. "I'm doing this for my people," she said then. "This is not for me. I'm tired of all the drug violence." ABC News tried to talk to Valles Garcia about her job in December, but was unable to. A person who answered the phone said her presence in the office is unpredictable, for obvious reasons. The downward spiral of drug violence in Mexico has touched nearly every community. "[Drug-related violence] could deter leaders from taking government positions, a very pernicious development," said Vanda Felbab-Brown, a professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. "We have seen more than 20 mayors in Mexico killed over the past three years."

Mother, College Student Reportedly Fled Across Border After Receiving Death Threats From Staff Reports Marisol Valles Garcia, the 20-year-old who became police chief of Praxedis G. Guerrero, one of the most violent towns in Mexico, has been fired. According to The Associated Press, the college student and mother was suspended today for leaving her job after receiving death threats for months. It had been reported previously that Valles Garcia was seeking political asylum in the United States; however, Andres Morales, secretary of the county in Mexico and second in charge after the mayor, told ABC News that he couldn't confirm that report. Valles Garcia did request a few days off to care for her sick son, he said. An unnamed relative of Valles Garcia told The New York Post that the chief had left Mexico with her young son. Valles Garcia, called "the bravest woman in Mexico," was sworn in in November 2010 as the head of a new program of crime prevention in a farming town located in one of the bloodiest regions in Mexico. Since her predecessor's head was left outside the police station over a year ago, no one wanted to fill the vacancy. Valles

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TO MR. TOYOTA… Toyota Motor Company Disrespects and Devalues the Patronage of their Black Consumer BY DANNY J. BAKEWELL SR., CHAIRMAN, NNPA

I have recently been shocked and appalled by ads that I and other Black publishers saw in several major newspapers (The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, etc.) confirming that Toyota spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to advertise in white mainstream daily newspapers “thanking” their general market consumers for their loyalty and patronage to Toyota during their time of major controversy and concerns over the safety of Toyota’s vehicles.   Thanking their customers is a smart move on Toyota’s behalf and one that I applaud. However, we can’t overlook the fact that Black people represent almost 10% of Toyota’s American market share, and with a $1.2 billion annual advertising budget it is not unreasonable for the Black Press to always expect to have a stake in Toyota’s advertising (including Black advertising agencies). Nevertheless, Black newspapers were left off Toyota’s latest marketing campaign, sending a clear and direct message that the Black consumer is still being taken for granted and Black people are still being disrespected and undervalued. This is disappointing behavior from a company who was all too eager to send us their press releases and ask us to write stories and editorials to influence Black America to stay with them in their time of trouble. But now that Toyota’s pain has been essentially eased (for now) by a report issued by the Federal Transportation Department and NASA that found no faults with Toyota’s electronic accelerator controls, the Black press has once again been forgotten along with the Black consumer.   Toyota should note that it is going to take more than a passing grade on a Federal Transportation report card to bring back the consumer safety confidence enjoyed (for years) by Toyota from American consumers prior to one of the largest vehicle recalls in U.S. history.   So when the decision was made to advertise in mainstream newspapers from coast to coast “thanking” their customers for their loyalty, where was Toyota’s loyalty to the 10% of African- American consumers? Don’t we ALSO deserve a great big thank you?  Historically, there has always been an imbalance between what goes out of the Black community and what comes into the Black community relative to retail goods, services and representation. Despite the fact that the buying power of America’s Blacks is reported to be roughly $1 trillion this year! And it is highly doubtful that Black-owned businesses will report revenue num- Bakewell is publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel, the oldest and bers that are the same and/or reap any of the benefits largest Black newspaper west of the Mississippi, and is currently the Chairman of the National Newspapers Association,known as proportionate to our buying power. the Black Press of America, representing over 200 Black-owned  However, the question still remains, why is Toyota newspapers around the country. undervaluing the Black consumer and showing our community such blatant disrespect?   Tried, True, and Tested — the NNPA (Black Press of America) remains the gatekeeper for reaching the Black community. Corporations and advertising agencies wanting and needing to reach the African-American consumer must understand the relationship of the Black Press with Black people. They must remember to place their advertising messages on the pages of Black newspapers throughout America, and Black consumers will respond in kind (Black advertising agencies could help them with this).  The days of being silent and complaining among ourselves regarding these unethical and immoral business practices are over.   When Toyota wanted our help, it had no problem seeking all 200 Black newspapers in America to do just that. Their message to Black people was — please help us, we value your business.  We do not want Toyota to use us for editorial coverage and then overlook us with their advertising dollars. Black newspapers are not afraid to demand fair representation and a seat to dine at Toyota’s table, especially when their food is purchased with approximately 10% of Black consumer dollars.   We are not interested in fighting with Toyota however, Toyota has enjoyed healthy African- American consumer support, and despite last year’s set back we have remained loyal. If you want to thank Black consumers for our loyalty and keep our business, do it on the pages of the Black newspapers that Black people Read, Respect, Trust and Own!!  As Chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, I represent 200 Black publishers throughout America. I am challenging Toyota’s Chairman and CEO to do the right thing and meet with me to discuss the future of their relationship with Black consumers and whether or not we as Black newspaper publishers should continue supporting Toyota or should organize a campaign to take the African American’s brand loyalty to Toyota elsewhere.  We will not buy where we are disrespected….THAT IS A PROMISE! Danny Bakewell Sr. is the Chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, parent organization to more than 200 independently owned Black newspapers.

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Support of Constitutionality of Health Care Reform FROM LBT REPORTS

SACRAMENTO - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit strongly asserting the legality of federal health care reform and urging the court to uphold the law. "The law strikes an appropriate - and constitutional - balance between national requirements that will expand access to affordable healthcare while providing States with flexibility to design programs that achieve that

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ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE TO HONOR L.B.P.D. COMMANDER From LBT’s News Reports The Long Beach Police Department is proud to announce that the Anti-Defamation League recognized Long Beach Police Commander Josef Levy with the Helene and Joseph Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate. The Sherwood Prize is awarded to law enforcement personnel who are committed to combating extremism, hatred, and bigotry, and make a significant difference in their communities. Cmdr. Levy has dedicated himself to improving human relations and building inclusive communities. For two decades, he has delivered human relations and hate crime training across the country and has trained thousands of law enforcement and educator professionals on issues surround- Long Beach Police Commander ing hate crimes, cultural diversity, and racial Josef Levy profiling. He speaks regularly on the local, state, federal and international level, training delegations from Canada, France, Germany and Russia. He was an early pioneer of the L.B.P.D.'s Human Relations training program, a staunch supporter of police and youth dialogues, and a volunteer trainer for the City of Long Beach’s Human Dignity Program which trains community leaders in hate crime response. Cmdr Levy is credited with helping to dismantle stereotypes in some of Long Beach’s toughest neighborhoods and working to improve policecommunity relations. Commander Levy is a 26-year veteran of the Police Department, rising through the ranks and was promoted to the rank of Commander in June of 2010. He is currently assigned to the West Patrol Division. "This year’s honorees exemplify the importance of protecting our communities while at the same time respecting our constitutional rights and our commitment to seek justice and fair treatment for all," said Amanda Susskind, Director of ADL’s Pacific Southwest Region. “We have a unique partnership with the law enforcement community, working together on hate incidents and hate crimes, extremist and terrorist threats, and sharing intelligence about haters.” Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell stated, “Commander Levy exemplifies the finest in what a true humanitarian does. He has a true passion and commitment for improving human relations that is reflected through his many years of service and that is highly commendable.” The event took place yesterday, March 9 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. For further event and ticket information, contact the Anti-Defamation League at (310) 446-8000 or visit their website at www.adl.org.

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Where Is The Light? BY LARRY BUFORD

Light and darkness cannot co-exist. Either you have light, or you have darkness, but never both at the same time. The same goes for hot or cold, wet or dry, straight or crooked, love or hate, right or wrong – get the picture? However, we now seem to be living in a time where things are gray, because many of our so-called churches are not preaching and/or teaching the true Light which is Jesus Christ according to the bible. That Light, according to the gospel of Saint John, is the Word that was with God from the beginning. The bible says, “All things were made by him (the Word); and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” [John 1: 3,4] So, that being the case, that Light is to mankind what fuel is to an engine. How far do you think you would get if your car was low on fuel; you go to a filling station, and they had everything from the big sign out front to the Big Slurpee and everything in between, but the one thing you needed they did not have – fuel! That’s how many churches are. They have all the trappings, but things are gray. Like a cloudy day that does not let the s-u-n shine through; so it is with churches that don’t let the S-o-n shine through. Where is the light? It’s a mean old world out there, and just like our bodies need food for energy, we need spiritual food just as much (if not more) as we travel life’s journey. To be honest, we know that most folks don’t spend time reading the bible for themselves, nor do they pray until they’re in some kind of trouble, or when they go to church, so it is incumbent upon church leaders to at least make sure they are well fed when they do come to church. Emotionalizing people with loud rhythmic music isn’t going to get it, nor is a sermon where the preacher is talkin’ loud and sayin’ nothin’! People need to be informed in spiritual matters, because their very lives (physical and spiritual) depend upon it. The bible goes on to say: “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” [John 1:10-13]. Even before Jesus came on the scene, the prophets of old who spoke God’s word were rejected, but there are many who believed and were counted as righteous according to Hebrews Chapter 11, commonly referred to as the Hall of Fame. Before Jesus came, the world was burdened with legalism – people were compelled by the law. Jesus came to fulfill the law and to set mankind free: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth…for the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” [John 1:14,17] How can people move from darkness to light? In times like these, this is especially the time to look up because as we look around, the world scene is getting bleaker and bleaker, and hope is fading fast at every turn. People need the light which is the life, and Jesus is the true Light of the world!

3+ Minutes with the Bible FIRST COMMUNION BY RICHARD LOVE

For some years a little girl passed our window at Berean Bible Society each day on her way to and from school. Every time she passed she would smile, wave and throw a kiss. Occasionally she would come in to tell me something special, and I was always impressed by her natural refinement. One would not have wished to meet a sweeter child. One day she came in to show me a picture of herself, all dressed up for her "first communion!" "How pretty!", I exclaimed. "But do you know what happened at the very first communion supper?" "Yes," she said, "they killed Him." "That's right," I agreed, "but there's much more than that." She had given me a wonderful opportunity to breathe into her little ears, what St. Paul calls "the preaching of the cross", "the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth". If only we could persuade all of our readers of "the truth of the gospel", (ICor.15:3), and that "by Him all who believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the Law of Moses" (Acts 13:39). This is why St. Paul could tell the trembling Philippian jailor: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved" (Acts 16:31).

Sacramento Man Fatally Shot in Long Beach FROM STAFF CRIME REPORTS

Long Beach Homicide detectives are actively probing the shooting death of a Sacramento man gunned down last night, they said. The victim was found by police in an alley in the 700 block of East Pacific Coast Highway at about 10:23 p.m., a Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman told the Press-Telegram. The officers reportedly initiated CPR on the victim until paramedics arrived and took over. The victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. LBPD spokeswoman Lisa Massacani told the PT that the murder is believed to have been committed by one or two male suspects. She could not, however, provide a suspect description, and a motive for the fatal shooting remains unknown. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact LBPD's Homicide Detail at 562-570-7244. Tips can be left anonymously by text or e-mail by visiting LongBeach.gov/police.

Rev. Billy Ingram pastor of Maranatha Community Church is dead FROM LBT’S STAFF REPORTS

Rev. Billy Ingram was born in Alabama , he attended Monroe Jr. High and Morningside High School . Rev. Billy Ingram was a freelance writer, author, actor, educator, poet and percussionist. As a humanitarian and philanthropist, he sought to help the poor and downtrodden. In 1993 he served as a Diplomat and good will Ambassador to Korea , with a delegation of Korean and African American Pastors. In 1994 he led a group of 30 African American Pastors on a tour of Israel , at the request of the Government of Israel and has conducted many trips to both Egypt and Israel The driving theme of his life was, "to study like it's my first time and preach like it's my last". Billie loved life, his family and his ministry. Pastor Billy Ingrams lived a double life. Not only could you have found him in the pulpit spreading the message of the love of Jesus Christ you can also found him behind the camera on the red carpet. He was a professional photographer for Wire Images a division of Getty Images, which is the largest agency in the world located in 100 plus countries. Pastor Billy as he was affectionately known had worked with Stevie Wonder on the original hit Ingram authored "The Billy Ingram Legacy", a history audio lesson that took off on KJLH. He also participated on the Bible Experience with an all African American cast of the bible on audio. He was once the Chaplin for the Los Angeles Lakers; he was a lover of jazz music and had traveled the world more than twice. His favorite thing about ministry was people. He once stated, "I love people and I love helping people. I also love to study". He is succeeded by his wife Solombra, sons Bill II, Marian, Karis, Samuel and Solomon. For more information contact Maranatha 3800 Martin Luther King Blvd. Los Angeles , Ca at (323) 295-4044.

Greater Open Door Church of God In Christ 132 Artesia Blvd - Long Beach (562) 423-8653

1st Sunday Worship............ 8am 2nd Sunday Worship............10am Sun Evening Worship...........6:30pm Tues Bible Study..................7pm

Rev. Garon Harden Pastor

St. Luke Holy Baptist Church 1401 West 34th St Long Beach, CA. (562) 427-3759

Sunday School.............9 am Sunday Worship..........10:45am Tuesday-Youth Ministry.....6 pm

Grace Memorial Baptist Church 1021 E. 19th St. Long Beach, CA 90806 (562)591-4774

Rev. Willie Larry McIntyre, Jr., Senior Pastor Christian Life Study...............9:15 AM Sunday AM Worship.............11:00 AM Wed Bible Study................. 7:30 PM Fri Bible Study..................... 6:30 PM


Serena Williams has pulmonary embolism

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The 29-year-old reportedly is recovering in a L.A. hospital FROM LBT’S SPORTS REPORTS

LOS ANGELES, CA Tennis star Serena Williams underwent "emergency treatment" Monday, days after doctors discovered a blood clot in her lungs, People magazine reported. Spokeswoman Nicole Chabot told the magazine that Williams "underwent emergency treatment for a hematoma suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation." Williams suffered from a Serena Williams poses for a photo at an event in Los Angeles pulmonary embolism last on Sept. 26, 2010. week, Chabot said. The 29-year-old Williams is being treated at a Los Angeles hospital. "Doctors are continuing to monitor her situation closely to avoid additional complications," Chabot told the magazine. The winner of 13 Grand Slam titles, Williams attended Sunday night's Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. On Tuesday night, Williams posted on her Twitter account "Tough day." A few minutes later she retweeted Kim Kardashian. Williams has been sidelined by two operations on her right foot after getting cut by glass at a restaurant, and has not played a competitive match since winning Wimbledon on July 3. Chabot also told the magazine that the embolism was discovered after she returned to Los Angeles from New York "for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot."

American Cancer Society Encourages African Americans 50 and Older to Get Tested For Colon Cancer African Americans at higher risk due to lower screening rates

COMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, EL CAMINO COLLEGE COMPTON CENTER OUTRAGE

When Dr. Lawrence Cox arrived July, 2008, the campus had potential but was suffering from slow progress toward success. After 2 ½ years under President Cox, much has been achieved with momentum continuing toward further success. On February 24, 2011, the newly appointed Special Trustee Genethia Hudley-Hayes fired Dr. Cox without consulting the elected District Board, college stakeholders or the community. This action shocked the entire district community including Board members, state/county/city elected officials, and campus stakeholders. This action must be reversed or the momentum toward success dies. The before and after story of Dr. Lawrence Cox’s tenure follows: 1. ACCREDITATION & LOCAL CONTROL July, 2008: The College was far from achieving accreditation and local control, because FCMAT scores were too low. When Dr. Cox first arrived, FCMAT scores were so low that it was projected what it would take 10 years before the college was would be done with FCMAT. FCMAT scores averaged 1.5, with no score higher than 3 of a possible 10. February 24, 2011: During Dr. Cox’s second year, the FCMAT scores have increased so that time was literally cut significantly. FCMAT scores have improved so that the average score is 7 and no score is lower than 6. These FCMAT scores put the college in direct contention for achieving accreditation and gaining local control in a shorter period of time. 2. STUDENT ENROLLMENT July, 2008: Student enrollment was very low; less than 2000 headcount. February 24, 2011: Dr. Cox arrived and immediately spoke of increasing enrolled on campus to 10,000 students. Many Campus students now prefer the Compton campus to surrounding campuses because of the nurturing and more student orientated environment. Enrollment improved with double-digit increases each semester, with attendance now at 12,000 students. 3. BUDGET July, 2008: The District budget was extremely fragile, with no reserve and a $2.5 million structural deficit. There had been a structural deficit for at least five years. February 24, 2011: After Dr. Cox’s first year, there was no longer a budget deficit. Currently the District has a 5% reserve with a $35 million budget. 4. MEASURE CC CITIZEN’ FACILITIES BOND July, 2008: The Measure CC Citizens' Facilities Bond spending had been out of control, and the community had no communications on how funds were being spent. The Bond Oversight Committee did not exist, because they had termed out. A report of how bond funds were spent was provided to the community, and monthly progress reports are now being provided in public meetings. March 4, 2011 2 February 24, 2011: A report of how bond funds were spent was provided to the community, and monthly progress reports are now provided in public meetings. The Bond Oversight Committee has been repopulated as the community watchdog. 5. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COMMUNITY July, 2008: The community and campus leaders stated there had been little to no communication from the college. There were no messages from the college, and few were informed about what the college was doing. February 24, 2011: DR. COX made various speaking appearances to all the city councils within the district, churches within the district, schools within the district and held many town hall style meetings on campus for residents within the district. He challenged the community to come back to Compton, because it is a proud college again. 6. CAMPUS APPEARANCE July, 2008: The appearance of the campus suffered as grass and weeds were unsightly. February 24, 2011: The first thing Dr. Cox did was to clean up the campus. He spoke to the maintenance workers about the broken window theory. Dr. Cox wanted the grounds manicured well, and wanted broken items removed. He and the maintenance crew set out on a quest together to fix up, paint up, and clean up the campus. 7. EXPECTATIONS & MORALE July, 2008: Morale was extremely low, and there appeared to be low expectations in all departments/divisions. There were several vacant positions, and turnover was high. The Business office needed leadership after last 5 years of high turnover with 6 different chief financial officers. February 24, 2011: Dr. Cox held monthly individual group meetings with students, faculty and staff. The first three months on campus, he sent out an e-mail inviting each and every employee to come and visit him, because he wanted to hear from them. There were days when he listened for 10 hours straight. Everybody had something to say, and Dr. Cox wanted to hear it. We made sure that proper administrative processes were in place. Ten (10) new faculty members, 3 classified staff, and 2 administrators were hired. He made sure that proper administrative processes were in place which received more favorable FCMAT and auditors reports. Morale improved and expectations are high. 8. COLLEGE REPUTATION July, 2008: The campus had a poor reputation throughout the district. February 24, 2011: The reputation is now mostly positive throughout the district, including state/county/city elected officials, university presidents, organizations, churches, schools and local businesses.

From Staff Reports Los Angeles, CA – The American Cancer Society encourages African Americans 50 and older to make getting tested for colon cancer a priority. Approximately 2,000 African American men and women in California are expected to be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2011. Colorectal cancer (commonly referred to as colon cancer) can actually be prevented through screening, which allows doctors to find polyps in the colon and remove them before they turn cancerous. Regularly scheduled cancer screening can save lives and help achieve the American Cancer Society’s goal of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. For those seeking assistance visit cancer.org or call 1.800.227.2345 for free information and details about free cancer patient/caregiver support programs. Screening for colon cancer has been proven to reduce deaths from the disease both by decreasing the number of people who are diagnosed with it and by finding a higher proportion of cancers at early, more treatable stages. Colon cancer rates in California have declined rapidly in the last two decades. Incidence rates of colon cancer in California declined significantly for all four major racial/ethnic groups since 1988 – a decrease of 27% among non-Hispanic whites, 18% among African Americans, 14% among Asian/Pacific Islanders and 7% among Hispanics. While incidence of colon cancer is declining, screening rates among African Americans remain low. “We have an opportunity to significantly reduce California death rates from colon cancer through regular screening,” said Dr. Donald Henderson, American Cancer Society volunteer and colon cancer expert. “And, this cancer can be prevented through early detection and removal of polyps. We hope that people will use March – National Colon Cancer Awareness Month – as an opportunity to make screening a priority and talk to their doctors, family members and friends about getting tested. By doing so, they are taking a key step toward staying well.” An estimated 14,775 total cases of colorectal cancer are expected to occur in California in 2011, and an estimated 5,090 deaths. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women. Risk factors for colon cancer include a personal family history of the disease. The American Cancer Society recommends the following tests to find colon cancer early: Tests That Detect Precancerous Polyps and Cancer DASOL MASHAKA

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Amiya Alexander, pint-sized pirouetting entrepreneur FROM STAFF REPORTS

ENTERTAINMENT: SAMBA D’LUSHUS BY WILFRED M. PHILLIPS JR.

The Mardi Gras season is upon us. When we think of the Mardi Gras, we think of the several nights of partying and street parades in New Orleans, but the grand daddy of them all is located in Brazil and the Caribbean nations. In New Orleans the weather can be inclement and sometimes down right cold. But in Brazil, Belize, Trinidad, and Barbados the weather is warm. In Rio March is equal to our August. And it can be extremely warm during the day and at night. The dancers come from all points of of the city of Rio. They parade dressed in scantly with colorful costumes of Mache, and feathers. Los Angeles has a Brazilian dance troupe that performs locally and world wide. The founder is beautiful Brazilian born Guadalupae D`Lushus, who is from Sao Paulo. Her shows are Hot, Hot, Hot. She keeps the Brazilin tradition alive with her soul singing and beautiful dancing girls. She got her start in show business with the legendary James Brown. She performed with his revue for nine years, and she is noted for her background voice on James hit record “The Big Payback”. Guadalupae said she learned much about show business being with the Brown revue while touring around the world. She was the ring girl for Muhammad Ali. She also worked with Marvin Gaye, and was the opening act for Donna Summer on tour in Japan. Her troupe performed on the Gong show and Star Search, and has appeared in over 300 hundred movies. Her voice was used in three nationally commercials. She was a contender for Ms Brazil in the 90’s. Guadalupae lived in Guadalupae D’Lushus England for three years as a background vocalist for various singers and bands. She has appeared in the cast of “Bubbling Brown Sugar, The Motown Story, and The Cotton Club . She had her own show called “Voices” a version of the “Apollo Showcase”. She recorded her hit song “Pump YO Body, which shot to number one on the dance charts. After nine years overseas she came back to America and has now been dubbed as the “Samba Mama” and is currently performing her Brazilian culture show with colorful feathers & funky flair. Her shows are combined with Spanish, Portuguese, and Soul songs and dance. Her lively show will have you dancing along with her troupe in Amiya and her pink bus Harvard Medical School, and becoming an obstetrician. For now, the middle school Mardi Gras carnival style. Guadalupae D’Lushus has put together a tremendous show and will be performing student is saving for college with profits from the mobile dance studio. March 24, at the newly renovated Mavericks Flats, located at 4225Crenshaw Blvd. In her own words ... Los Angeles 90008. Call for reservations and show times at (323) 295-4179. "My goal...is to share my dance talent with younger children, focusing on unFor further information visit their web site at Mavericksflat.com derserved communities. My friends would tell me 'Amiya, you know our parents can't afford this.' So my job is to teach them beginner classes at a discounted rate. My mission is to further the art of dance in an extended cultural community which will provide dance training and community programs for all youth," Alexander wrote in a pamphlet for Future CEO Stars in 2010. What inspires Amiya? The deadline is March 18, 2011. For the criteria and application log on to "My mother inspires me for being a strong, intelligent, successful entrepreneur www.polb.com. Application is attached. and a single mother," Amiya told theGrio. "[She] had me at the young age of 20 while in her 2nd year in college at Michigan State University. She didn't give me Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, up for adoption; she worked very hard to raise me and graduated from MSU." welcomes applications for the Edison Scholars program, which supports the study "First lady Michelle Obama also inspires because she reminds me of my mother, of math, science, engineering and technology.The Edison Scholars Scholarship a beautiful, intelligent, strong African American woman," Amiya added. program is a part of Edison's long standing tradition of investing in the future by A little-known fact ... making the dream of a college education a reality for deserving students. For seriously competitive dancers, costs for dance studio lessons often add up to In celebration of our 125th anniversary, Edison has expanded the program from 75 more than $5,000 a year. A student taking Alexander's classes three days a week to 125 scholarships. In addition, they have made changes to our current eligibility could learn for $1,750. requirements. Recipients are no longer limited to attending an accredited four-year college or university within our service territory. The program has been expanded Potential competition for President Obama were in Iowa this week testing the to include attendance at any accredited four-year college or university across presidential waters. Herman Cain, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the U.S. Each selected high school graduating senior will be awarded a $2,500 former Senator Rick Santorum, former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer and college scholarship. Awards are renewable an additional three years for a total of former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty attended the Iowa Faith and Freedom $10,000, provided recipients meet all eligibility requirements. The Edison Scholars Coalition forum and covered topics ranging from the economy, social issues and application postmark deadline is March 15, 2011. Please visit www.edison.com/ edisonscholars for more information. religion while stressing the need for a conservative path moving forward.

When Amiya Alexander's friends couldn't afford dance lessons, the then-9-year-old dancer decided to start her own studio. Now 12, this entrepreneur brings dance classes to children in underserved Detroit communities with a bright pink school bus that she's not yet old enough to drive. Amiya Alexander is Amiya Alexander making history ... tending to the budding dancers of Detroit. Before her bright pink mobile studio, dance classes were a dream for most of Alexander's classmates. Their low-income community lacked sufficient practice space, and parents lacked the time to travel to studios. The cost of dance training, $25 per class, made the activity all the more unlikely for Alexander's peers. Drawing up a blueprint in crayon, the youngster became determined to teach reasonably priced classes -- $11.50 each -- in her own neighborhood's parking lots. On afternoons and weekends, Alexander's pink school bus sets the stage for children ages 2 to 12 to learn beginner-level dances from the middle-schooler, who has been practicing since she was 2-years-old. Her ballet and hip-hop routines also serve Alexander's other ambition: to help kids have fun as they shimmy away obesity. In 2010, Amiya's Mobile Dance Academy generated $10,000 in revenue, making her a pirouetting entrepreneur to be reckoned with. What's next for Amiya? Last October, Alexander founded the "Rising Stars Dance With Me" program, a non-profit scholarship fund for children who can't afford her lessons. Her longerterm goals include opening a Detroit-based performing arts center, studying at

The Port of Long Beach is offering scholarship awards ranging from $1,000 to $8,000

RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE 2012


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California Court To Rule On Who's In Charge of Etta James Savings From Other Reports Riverside,California -- Etta James who has been diagnosed with dementia and undergoing treament for leukemia is in the middle of a court battle in Southern California to determine if her husband Artis Mills, or her son Donto James, should be in control of her million plus savings to pay for her medical care. Mills is challenging the legitimacy of a claim by Etta's son, that his mother gave him power of attorney in 2008. The 72 year old singer of "At Last" and other R&B hits is currently caught up in a financial tug of war between her husband and her son Donto.

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TV/Radio Show host and columnist Bernie Hayes of the St. Louis American Newspaper, and the controversy he sparked with Gateway City's African American women in his February 2nd article titled "The History of Black Hair." The list of popular celebrities clearing their schedules to be present at the upcoming "Appreciation Gala" to help retired Black Hair Products pioneer Comer J. Cottrell raise funds for Diabetes Research is starting to look like the who's of Black Hollywood Patti La Belle, Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg, Clifton Davis, Margaret Avery, Fred Williamson, Judge Greg Mathis, Roger E. Mosley, Tom Joyner, Willard E. Pugh, Steve Harvey and Jonathan Slocum are among those whose names are on the early guest list for the May 21st event at the Dallas Hilton Anatole Hotel. President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 6118, which designated the office of the United States Postal Service located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE in Washington, D.C., as the "Dorothy I. Height Post Office."

ACTRESS MARLA GIBBS FETED!

By Larry Buford Legendary actress Marla Gibbs of “The Jeffersons”, “227”, and “The Hugeley’s” fame, will be honored at the “Make A Difference” Music Festival being held at Morningside High School on March 19, 2011, from 4PM to 7PM. Hosted by the Penuel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop G.L. Bowers, Gibbs is being recognized for her outstanding commitment to the performing arts in Los Angeles. Featured artists scheduled to perform (among others) at the event are Kenny Smith (Stellar Award winner); Annie McKnight (BET comedienne); Quincy Fielding and The Los Angeles Gospel Messengers; Prez Blackmon (Stellar Award nominee)); Elaine Gibbs (Gospel singer); Jay Jackson (Jazz vocalist); Reverend Lonnie Hogan Marla Gibbs (Gospel singer); Wali Ali (guitarist); and the house band Chuck Wansley After Hours. Morningside High School is located at 10500 Yukon Avenue, Inglewood California 90303. Tickets are 15.00 in advance and 20.00 at the door. For more information call (323) 960-1022

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Long Beach Police Beating Protest BY KIM WEBSTER

LONG BEACH CA - Attorney Brian Claypool (pictured right) speaks at a press conference in front of the Long Beach Police Dept building on behalf of Perry Grays (pictured left). Mr. Grays said he was tasered twice and beaten by Long Beach Police Officers on February 6, 2011. The incident stems from a complaint of loud music coming from Mr. Grays’ residence. He complied with the officer’s order to “keep the noise down.” When Mr. Grays asked for the officer’s name and badge number a subsequent chain of events resulted in the tasering and beating. Mr. Grays told the officers that he had a heart condition, but they continued to beat him. Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported him to the hospital. Attorney Claypool said that Mr. Grays was “not under the influence of drugs or alcohol” and “had no run ins with the law.” Perry Grays and his wife are security guards and the parents of two young children. A Notice of Civil Rights Violation was filed March 3, 2011 on Mr. Grays behalf. Photo by Kim Webster Witness to the incident Heather Cooper (pictured right) said the following regarding Mr. Grays, “This man did absolutely nothing.” Another witness Miles Woods (pictured left) called 911 to summon paramedics. “It was disgusting to beat a man while he was down and tasering him,” said Mr. Woods at the press conference. Photo by Kim Webster

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goal for their citizens," the amicus brief states. In December, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that the law's requirement that individuals maintain health insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional. Attorney General Harris, joined by eight other attorneys general, rejected that view in a brief filed yesterday in Richmond, VA. They argued in the amicus brief that the Constitution gives Congress broad powers to regulate interstate commerce. The failure of millions of Americans to purchase health insurance has a significant impact on the states. In 2008, the cost of uncompensated care was $43 billion nationally. In California, the annual cost of covering the health care expenses of the uninsured is $455 per individual and $1,186 per family. The new law's minimum coverage provision will reduce the need to shift the cost of uncompensated care of the uninsured - and will thus reduce the expenses absorbed by the states and by individuals with health insurance. Further, the brief states that the Affordable Care Act does not "commandeer the states to implement a federal program" but rather provides them with important tools to cooperate in order to provide their citizens with access to affordable and reliable health care. Other states joining California in this brief are Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, New York, Oregon and Vermont. HARRIS continued from pge 7In January, the same group of attorneys general

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100 Black Men of Long Beach’s Annual Gala Fundraiser - April 23, 2011


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Did the NAACP snub the Black Tribune CEO, NNPA chair rebuke NAACP press? Does the NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, truly believe in economic inclusion? Is the NAACP deliberately snubbing the Black press when it comes to delivering its advertising messages? Considering recent action taken by the NAACP, or others working on its behalf or using the organization’s name, one has to wonder. In the Thursday edition of the Philadelphia Daily News was a glossy 64-page insert advertising the NAACP’s 42nd annual Image Awards Magazine. However the insert was not placed in the Philadelphia Tribune or to our knowledge any other African-American newspaper in the nation. Danny Bakewell, chairman of the National Newspapers Publishers Association which represents over 200 members of the Black press, is conducting an investigation to determine whether the practice has happened in other markets. Phone calls to several other African-American newspapers, including the Amsterdam News in New York, The Washington and Baltimore Afro American newspapers, and the Los Angeles Wave and Los Angeles Sentinel revealed that not only did these newspapers not receive the insert, but they did not receive any advertisements at all about the Image Awards. “We are quite dismayed and disappointed that the NAACP has, it appears, blatantly overlooked the value of the Black press in slighting and disrespecting the Philadelphia Tribune — and when you disrespect one of our papers, you disrespect all of our papers,” said Bakewell. Bakewell points out that while the Black press has always supported the NAACP, the relationship has not been reciprocal. “This is not the first time that something like this has happened. We would expect that the NAACP would without any hesitation ensure that the Black press is the primary vehicle for communicating its message about the Image awards or any other issues that come up,” Bakewell said. At press time the Tribune had not heard from the NAACP. We would like to hear the group’s explanation for how an organization that rightly criticizes corporate America for minority exclusion can justify the same practices when it comes to the Black press.

Responses from Benjamin Todd Jealous, President & CEO NAACP March 4, 2011 Danny Bakewel, Sr. Chairman National Newspaper Publishers Association Dear Danny, Thank you for bringing the issue of the paid supplement to my attention. From what I have gathered, it was concieved and produced by a third party and was negotiated well before my tenure here started. I have asked the staff for a full report next week and instructed them to notify the vendor that the deal willhave to be renegotiated next year. As someone who has pounded the pavement to sell ads for the NNPA, let alone for an individual paper, you can rest assured that any such arrangement in the future will include mandatory paid runs in the Black press. Per my messages, I look forward to talking at your convienience. Again, thank you for calling this to my attention. Now that I am aware, I will ensure it does not happen again. All my best, ss: Benjamin Todd Jealous President and CEO March 7, 2011 Danny Bakewell, Sr. Chairman National Newspaper Publishers Association Dear Danny, Thanks again for taking the time to talk today. It was a good and fruitful conversation. I look forward to meeting next week with you and your board, and setting up another one-on-one meeting for some time in April when I will be in your town or you back here. Please extend my apology to all of the publishers. As I said in the note I sent on the fourth, I willnot let thishappen again on my watch. I look forward to building onour shared love for the Black Press, the NAACP, and the movement both serve in building a better future. Yours, ss: Benjamin Todd Jealous President and CEO, NAACP

Some Black press members insulted by exclusion from Image Awards marketing BY AYANA JONES TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

The NAACP has been criticized for not including Black newspapers in a recent advertising campaign. The NAACP inserted its 42nd NAACP Image Awards Magazine in the Philadelphia Daily News, however the advertisement was not included in The Philadelphia Tribune and other markets (Long Beach, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Texas, New York, New Jersey and Chicago). The magazine insert serves to highlight the Image Awards and the respective honorees. “In (Thursday’s) Philadelphia Daily News, the George W. Bogle 42nd NAACP Awards Magazine was inserted and not one copy was inserted in the Philadelphia Tribune, America’s oldest and America’s largest daily newspaper serving the African-American community,” said Robert W. Bogle, president and CEO of the Tribune. “This action is an insult to the men and women who work at the Philadelphia Tribune and should be an insult to Black Americans in this country. The very right of full inclusion and participation of African Americans has been denied by the organization that purports that African Americans should be fairly included in all aspects of American life.” The National Newspapers Publishers Association, which represents over 200 members of the Black press, is conducting an investigation to determine whether the practice has happened in other markets. Members have been asked to monitor whether the general publications in their areas are carrying the NAACP Image magazine. “We are quite dismayed and disappointed that the NAACP has, it appears, blatantly overlooked the value of the Black press in slighting and disrespecting the Philadelphia Tribune and when you disrespect one of our papers, you disrespect all of our papers,” said NNPA Chairman Danny Bakewell. Bakewell says the Black press has continuously supported the NAACP. “Whenever they have a need the Black press carries their message without question or qualification because we believe in the mission, and it seems as though, from this action, that the NAACP under Mr. Jealous is losing their way and that troubles me greatly,” he said. “You have to ask the question of who are they trying to get to watch the Image awards. It is a Black program. It is without question a quality program, and is it something that they are trying to get white people to watch, taking for granted that Black people will watch it?” said Bakewell, who publishes the Los Angeles Sentinel. The Los Angeles Sentinel, which is the city’s oldest and largest Black newspaper, did not carry the insert either. “This is not the first time that something like this has happened. We would expect that the NAACP would without any hesitation ensure that the Black press is the primary vehicle for communicating its message about the Image Awards or any other issues that come up,” Bakewell said. NAACP officials could not be reached for comment by the Tribune’s deadline. “At the end of the day this is not just about communication, this is about economics. The fact that they are buying the message from the white papers and they want us to convey the message free in Black papers is insult to injury,” Bakewell added. “We have supported them and we will continue to support them in the future but this has got to stop. We want a full explanation and a declaration of what the NAACP’s actions will be towards Black newspapers in the future.” Contact Tribune staff writer Ayana Jones at (215) 893-5747 or AJones@ phillytrib.com.


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California Bank & Trust Appoints Alan Wright Vice President and Senior Commercial Banking Officer From LBT’s San Diego Reports SAN DIEGO--(March 1, 2011) – California Bank & Trust (CB&T) (www.calbanktrust.com) is pleased to announce that Alan Wright has been named vice president and senior commercial banking officer for the Claremont branch. He currently develops and manages banking relationships with middle-market companies in the greater Los Angeles and Inland Empire region, and has more than 16 years of banking experience within the manufacturing, wholesaling and professional service sector. Wright had previously Alan Wright served as a senior commercial lending officer and financial analyst for the bank when it was formerly Sumitomo Bank of California. “It is an honor to be part of the team at CB&T,” said Wright. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with an experienced group of individuals who truly understand the Southern California manufacturing and wholesaling industries. CB&T’s focus on building local connections makes this a great opportunity to grow and strengthen our current and future business relationships within the region.” Wright has a Master’s in Business Administration from the Graziadio School of Business Management at Pepperdine University. He is a member of the National Association of Black MBA’s, the UCLA Alumni Association and the Graziadio School of Business Alumni Association. About California Bank & Trust California Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION), is one of the largest banks headquartered in California with over $10 billion in assets and more than 100 branches statewide. CB&T provides a full array of financial solutions for businesses and individuals, including commercial and small business lending, cash management, international banking and wealth management. The professional bankers at CB&T are backed by major resources, yet maintain local decision-making authority and regional market and industry expertise. They are committed to providing clients with valuable business and economic insights and to connecting them with the beneficial business relationships they need to succeed. To learn more, visit www.calbanktrust.com.

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Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or Colonoscopy every 10 years, or Double contrast barium enema (DCBE) every 5 years, or CT colonography (CTC) every 5 years Tests That Primarily Detect Cancer Annual guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) with high test sensitivity for cancer, or Annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) with high test sensitivity for cancer, or Stool DNA test (sDNA), with high sensitivity for cancer, interval uncertain. Because of a greater potential to prevent cancer, the tests that have a higher likelihood of finding both polyps and cancer are preferred if patients are willing to use them and have access. In addition to screening, healthy lifestyle behaviors can reduce risk of colon cancer. Studies show that being overweight or obese increases risk of colon cancer, and people whose diets include a high amount of red and processed meats are at increased risk. The American Cancer Society recommends that adults engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on five or more days of the week; and consume a healthy diet that includes five or more servings of vegetables and fruits each day, whole grains (instead of processed grains and sugars), limited alcohol and processed and red meats, and controlled portion sizes. Smoking also increases risk of colon cancer. A 2009 study from the American Cancer Society found that long-term smoking (smoking for 40 or more years) increases colon cancer risk by 30 to 50 percent. The Society has proven smoking cessation programs – Freshstart® and the Quit For Life® Program operated by Free & Clear®. Thanks to improvements in prevention, early detection, and treatment, more than a million people in the U.S. count themselves as survivors of colon cancer. Whether you’re worried about developing colon cancer, making decisions about your treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, the American Cancer Society can help. Visit cancer.org or call 1.800.227.2345 for details. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800227-2345 or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.cancer.org/" cancer.org.

LEGAL DAY June 11, 2011

Ridley-Thomas Applauds Funding For New Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital From LBT’s Reports LOS ANGELES, CA - Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas today applauded the first payment to the nonprofit entity established to manage the new Martin Luther King Hospital. In a sign that the Board of Supervisors is dedicated to preserving Sponsors: EZ Bail Bonds Agency the autonomy of the nonprofit, the board authorized the first installment of its Off the Chain Bail Bond Agency $50 million, five-year funding commitment. Suggested Donation: $12 The money will be used for start-up expenses, such as purchasing equipment and medical supplies for the new 120-bed in-patient tower scheduled to open in R.C.D. Entrepreneurial Training Center, Inc. February 2013. Once open, the hospital will be managed by the Martin Luther LEGAL DAY will take place at Greater Emmanuel Temple - Annex, 3740 E. Imperial Hwy. Lynwood, CA 90262. King, Jr. Healthcare Corp. and staffed by University of California physicians. R.C.D. Entrepreneurial Training Center, Inc. “This is an exciting new model, one that portends considerable benefit for the Greater Emmanuel Temple - Annex County of Los Angeles," said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas. “I dare say it will be 3740 E. Imperial Hwy. Lynwood, CA 90262 replicated in other parts of the nation as it relates to public/private partnerships and pioneering healthcare vehicles for underserved communities,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said. The County’s contract with the nonprofit provides both for the autonomy of the nonprofit but also includes safeguards related to county contributions, stipulating As the Obama Administration and the Justice Department threaten to crack the periodic auditing of funds. down on law abiding gun shop owners along our southern border to "stop the “The board’s rights are ensconced in the agreement in such a way that transparflow of guns into Mexico," the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has ency is preserved but the independence of the nonprofit is maximized,” Supervi- been watching drug cartel suppliers purchase hundreds semi-automatic weapons, sor Ridley-Thomas said. resulting in thousands of innocent deaths.

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FAMU Cheerleaders win MEAC title BY WILFRED PHILLIPS, JR.

Poly Shines in Anaheim BY WILFRED PHILLIPS, JR.

(This story so good had to do it TWICE!)ANAHEIM CA-The CIF Ford Southern Section Championships presented by Farmers Insurance was held at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena March 1-5. The Div:1AA game between Centennial (Corona) and Mater Dei on Tuesday evening was a nail biter that went down to the last shot with the Dawgs of Centennial winning by a basket (60-58) upsetting the Monarchs,

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FAMU Winning Cheerleaders

Winston-Salem, NC – The Florida A&M Cheerleaders placed first in the co-ed division of the MEAC Cheerleading Competition at the Joel Coliseum. Head coach Brandi Tatum's squad overcame dominance in the division by North Carolina A&T, to take first place. Last season, the Rattlers finished in third place, behind the Morgan State Bears. The MEAC cheerleading competition is one of the most highly competitive cheerleading events in the country. There are two divisions, the general division and the co-ed division, which FAMU has been in for the past four years. "I think this year's improvement definitely came from having the tumbling mats at Gaither Gym, which allowed us to practice on the surface we were going to perform on," said Tatum. Last season, the mats weren't available and the team just practiced on the gym floor. That led to the team having to make adjustments at the actual competition. The cheerleading squad didn't want to feel cheated. They set a goal to win it all and not suffer the disappointment they endured last season. "Our mindset was not Poly’s Hig School Starting 5 Players on Champion Team. to leave feeling cheated, we wanted to push to win first place. We were able to (Sorry for not having their names.) maximize our co-ed stunts. We wanted to show our collegiate skills, and we were and dashing their hopes for a bid at the state championship. successful in doing that," Tatum added. In the second game LB Poly, the number one school in the state, was the visiting team against the tough Eagles of Etiwanda of the Baseline League. These two teams have met before with each team winning at the others house. Both teams started out cold in the drafty arena. Each team missed shots and easy lay ups. It was Poly’s ctr. Ryan Anderson who broke the ice. Poly got several rebounds that helped put the Jackrabbits out front. In the second quarter the Eagles went ahead of the Jackrabbits due to many mistakes and turnovers. But the three point shooting and attacks at the basket by USC bound Alexis Moore put Poly ahead by two at he end of the half. At the opening of the second half, Poly fwd. Chris Camper contributed 6 points for the Jackrabbits to stay in front, but the pesky Eagles Geluan Wheelwright, excellent three point shooting tied the score to closeout the third. The Jackrabbits came out like gang busters in the fourth quarter. They out rebounded the tiring Eagles, and took advantage of their many mistakes. At the one minute mark Jackrabbit Roschon Prince outside shots helped sealed the win for Poly. Final score Poly 60 Etiwanda 53. The win set the stage for LB Poly to face Centennial (Corona) in the SS Finals Saturday evening. From the tip-off, the Jackrabbits showed the Dawgs why they are number one in the state. They hit three straight baskets and out-rebounded the smaller Dawgs. The Poly defense was overwhelming, Poly closed out the half up by 18. The rest is history with Poly easy win over the Dawgs and captured the Southern Section Championship. Final score Jackrabbits 68-Dawgs 52. During the news conference Centennial head coach Josh Giles said, “Poly is a good team. It was their 3 point shoots and domination that defeated us”. Sr. pt. The trip was not without its share of drama though. Co-captain Blayre Barlow, guard Gelaun Wheelwright said, “We thought that we could mount a run at them, a huge part of the team, tore her ACL and was ruled out of competition by doctors but our shots did not fall”. on Tuesday. That didn't stop the focus of the FAMU Cheerleaders. Tatum said it Poly head coach Sharrief Metoyer shared his thoughts of tonight’s game. He said, was unnerving, but the team knew it had to step up. "We had to tweak things to “We executed well. We made some great shots along with our domination of the work around not having our co-captain in just a few days before the competition, boards”. Sr. Alexis Moore summed it up best. He said: “We are focused at winning because she was a big part of the routine, and our personality," Tatum said. the CIF championship. It will not only be great for our school, but also be good for The FAMU Cheerleaders will remain in Winston-Salem to cheer on the men's the City of Long Beach”. Poly will host the 18-13 Dolphins of Pacific Palisades on and women's basketball teams as they try to capture the MEAC basketball crowns. March 3, at Ron Palmer Pavilion on the campus of LB Poly High. Tip-off at 7 pm.

Los Angeles Urban League’s Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner 2011 marks 90 Years of Service to the community by the Los Angeles Urban League which was established in 1921! This milestone has been achieved over the decades with support from sponsors and contributors for our efforts throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We salute and appreciate our supporters as we acknowledge our anniversary throughout this year but especially at the 2011 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Dinner, Thursday, April 28, 2010, Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, California, USA 90067. Red Carpet Arrivals: 5:00 PM, VIP Reception: 5:30 PM, Dinner: 7:00 PM. The Los Angeles Urban League Annual Whitney M. Young. Jr. Awards Dinner is the signature event for the organization, attracts over 1,400 attendees and is the major source of general support revenue for the League. The League hosts a sell-out crowd and the attendee list reads like a who’s who of Los Angeles including leaders from government, business, media, entertainment,


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Congresswoman Waters Recognizes International Women’s Day

She Notes a Century of Progress; Urges Full Funding for Domestic and International Programs Affecting Women and Families

From Staff Reports Washington – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), a leading Congressional advocate for women, minorities and lowincome people, released the following statement today in recognition of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day: “Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. It is a day to remember the progress that women have made in the United States and around the world over the past century. One hundred years ago today, most American women were not allowed to vote, and their lives were governed by federal, state and local Congresswoman laws that were passed by men. Women in Maxine Waters other parts of the world were no better off. “Today is a day to honor the many women who have led the struggle for women’s rights. We honor women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth who fought for women’s suffrage despite public ridicule and rejection. We honor women like Gloria Steinem, who campaigned tirelessly to guarantee women equality before the law; Dr. Dorothy Height, the great educator, champion of civil rights, and leader of the National Council of Negro Women; Congresswoman Bella Abzug, a trailblazer and progressive who famously declared that women did belong in the house – the House of Representatives; and Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the first Black women in Congress and the first women to run for President in the Democratic primaries, whose strength and poise helped show us how to hone our political voice and power. “Today is also a day that we rededicate ourselves to defending the rights and improving the lives of women here in the United States and around the world. In many parts of the world, women must raise their children in abject poverty, and girls lack access to basic education. Every year, half a million women die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. “Here in the United States, working women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar that men earn, and this wage gap is even larger for women of color. The effects of the gender wage gap are exacerbated by the fact that millions of American children depend on their mother’s wages for their livelihoods. According to an analysis by the Center for American Progress, two-thirds of American families with children now rely on a woman’s earnings for a significant portion of their family’s income. “It light of these inequities, it’s ironic that the Republicans in the House of Representatives are making drastic cuts in funding for programs that help women and their families. The Republicans’ proposed budget for the rest of this year would result in the elimination of 700,000 jobs and make drastic cuts in health and educational programs throughout the United States. The bill cuts funding for Head Start by $1.1 billion. This could cause nearly 218,000 children to be kicked out of Head Start classrooms and over 55,000 Head Start teachers to lose their jobs. Aid to local schools serving disadvantaged students was cut by almost $700 million, which could lead to job losses for an additional 10,000 teachers whose students depend on them. Job training programs were cut by more than $4 billion, and education and training for nurses was cut by more than one third. The bill entirely eliminates funding for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program and also eliminates family planning services for women and girls at thousands of hospitals and health clinics nationwide. “The Republicans’ proposed cuts in international programs for women and their families are no less drastic. Development assistance was cut by 30 percent, and food assistance was cut by an astonishing 42 percent, denying assistance to approximately 18 million poor and hungry people. According to an analysis by the ONE Campaign, Republican cuts to international affairs programs will mean that 226,000 fewer children in the developing world will attend school. This will have a devastating impact on efforts to promote education for girls, who are often the first to suffer when poor families cannot afford to send all of their children to school. Drastic cuts in international health programs will result in 6 million fewer treatments for malaria and 5,000 fewer lives saved through immunizations from preventable diseases. Meanwhile, almost 10 million people will not benefit from HIV/AIDS testing and prevention services, and more than 58,000 HIV-positive, pregnant women will not receive treatment to protect their babies from the virus that causes AIDS. “We cannot allow the Republican budget cuts to become law. On this International Women’s Day, we must commit ourselves to continue the struggle to ensure equal rights for women and quality health and education for their families. Millions of women in the United States and around the world are depending upon us.”

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A Special Commentary Sharing My Avastin Story BY FLORI HENDRON

In 2009, 181 women from 31 different countries created the largest all-female skydiving formation in history. What would possess so many daughters, mothers, and even grandmothers to don pink jumpsuits and free fall thousands of feet? The same things that motivated me to get involved with Pink Skies, the new film that documents the record-breaking jump: celebrating breast cancer survival and helping to raise Flori Hendron more than a million dollars to fight a disease long overdue for a cure. Getting my cancer diagnosis 15 years ago, at only 38-years-old, was shocking and heartbreaking. While most friends enjoyed their late-30s with few health concerns, I endured painful radiation burns and slowly lost my hair, my breasts, and even my range of motion. What was also disheartening was the bureaucratic nightmare brought on by my insurance company -- and, as of last year, the FDA. Though I was fortunate to have had health insurance throughout my illness, as well as top-notch doctors I trusted, my prognosis took a turn for the worse in 2007: the cancer, which had been stable for years -- thanks in large part to Herceptin, a cancer drug I started taking in 2002 -- had become metastatic and spread to my lungs and sternum. Immediately I began a cocktail of aggressive treatments. First, I tried Tykerb and Xeloda. That didn't work. Then I tried Tykerb, Carboplatin, and Gemzar. Still no improvement. Finally, following a 30-day drug wash-out and regroup with a new doctor, we tried again. This time, we paired Tykerb with Herceptin. My body's response to this last pairing was disappointing. The Pet/CT showed continued progression. My goal then became survival, but not at any cost; quality of life was very important to me. Following that Pet/CT scan, my doctor suggested I try Avastin. The drug, which cuts off blood supply to tumors, had only earned FDA approval for my type of cancer the year before, and many woman were having success with Avastin -- without tremendous side effects. I was hopeful it could do the same for me. Almost immediately, it did. Avastin gave me my first stable, progression-free scan in years. Today, almost three years since I began the regiment, I'm not only still here, I'm enjoying life to the fullest with my family and friends. Despite my and thousands of others' enormously successful experiences with Avastin, neither the health insurance companies nor the FDA really cares. Well, maybe they would if Avastin weren't as expensive as it is -- close to $8,000 per month -- but given the coldness with which Anthem Blue Cross refused coverage of my initial Avastin prescription, I can't be sure. Not only did Anthem Blue Cross refuse to cover my Avastin regime, they went so far as to explain that the reason behind their rejection was because they considered the drug "salvage therapy." In other words, this was a last-chance-at-life drug, and to them, my life wasn't worth "salvaging." Had Avastin's manufacturer, Genentech, not placed me in its patient assistance program, I would never have been able to afford the drug responsible for me being here today. Fortunately, other breast cancer patients with better insurance carriers have been able to get Avastin at a subsidized, affordable price -- an arrangement, however, that isn't likely to last. Last month, the FDA moved to strip Avastin of its approval for breast cancer. Ignoring clinical studies and patient testimonials -- mine included, which I sent to the FDA's headquarters -- this step is the first in cutting off Avastin to all breast cancer patients. Without an FDA approval, especially for a pricey drug like Avastin, insurance carriers and Medicare almost always drop coverage. The month before the FDA's decision, my doctor and I decided to stop my Avastin treatment when my protein levels rose too high and the risk of kidney failure became too great. But I am the one who made that decision -- not the FDA and not an insurance company. Whether Avastin keeps a breast cancer patient alive an extra three months or an extra three years is a silly debate. Life doesn't have a price. Maybe someone needs to remind the FDA of that fact. Flori Hendron is 15-year cancer survivor. She lives Beverly Hills, California.

LA African American Chamber’s 18th Annual Economic Awards Dinner

"Building Economic and Political Coalitions" is this year's theme for GLAAACC's 18th Annual Economic Awards Dinner being held in downtown LA at the Sheraton Hotel. General & VIP Reception begins at 5:30pm followed by Dinner & Program at 7pm. Honored at this black-tie optional event will be CA Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, Jack Surash, Deputy Asst. Sec. of Acquisition and Contract Management for the United States Dept. of Energy; and Dan Rosenfeld, Sr. Deputy for Economic Development, Sustainability and Mobility for the Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Actress Teri Vaughan will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. Event is at the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel, 711 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, 90017. TIME: March 17 2011 from 5:30 PM to 10PM. COST: $350 per person. EVENT CONTACT: Personal Services Plus, 323-294-5336 or at events@personalservicesplus.com


March 10, 2011 • Page 14A 10Feb11 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. 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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 27Feb11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0223649 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: B&B TRANSMISSION, 8301 WHITTIER BLVD., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) YOUNG KIM. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: YOUNG KIM. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. 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, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0228381 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CREATIVE INDULGENCE, 1702 S. ELENA AVE. UNIT B, REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) AUTO INDULGENCE, INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: PIERRE HOFFMANN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. 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, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0227810 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GLORIA’S CASKETS, 3806 E. CESAR CHAVEZ BLVD., L.A., CA 90063. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CESAREO GUTIERREZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CESAREO GUTIERREZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. 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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0227553 The following person(s) is (are) d o i n g b u s i n e s s a s : HARO O N SECURITY SERVICE, 3315 W. 190th ST., TORRANCE, CA 90504. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) NADER MUHAMMAD HAROON. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: NADER M. HAROON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. 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, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0200337 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MR BIGMANN 65 PROCESS SERVER, 4281 FERNWOOD AVE., LYNWOOD, CA 90262. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MICHAEL R. WILLIAMS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MICHAEL R. WILLIAMS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/04/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/2/05. 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, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0227542 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE, 14831 S. MAPLE AVE., GARDENA, CA 90248. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ILDEFONSO C. REBOLLAR. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ILDEFONSO C. REBOLLAR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. 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, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0228153 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RICHARD’S FOOD DISTRIBUTORS, 15959 PIUMA AVE. BLDG. B, CERRITOS, CA 90703. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RICHARD FOOD, INC., HOWLIN ENTERPRISES, INC. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: SHAHIDA UMAR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on AUG. 27, 04. 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, 03/10/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC 3Mar11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0236271 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: (B.Y.E) BRINGING YOU EVERYTHING, 5506 CECILIA ST., BELL GARDENS, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANTHONY ATKINS, KENNETH McINTYRE. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ANTHONY ATKINS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/11/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/11/2011. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

Long Beach Times Newspaper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0256194 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DAILY CHINESE FOOD, 1110 S. LONG BEACH BLVD. STE 1, COMPTON, CA 90221. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PHIL TANG, KHEANG CHIN LIM. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: PHIL TANG. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/16/2011. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0265786 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TIKIBU, 942 E. 2nd ST. #7, LONG BEACH, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CASEY JOHN DANHOFF. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CASEY J. DANHOFF. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/17/2011. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0265503 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JIMENEZ FLOORS, 901 E. 35th ST., L.A., CA 90011. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RAUL JIMENEZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: RAUL JIMENEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/17/2011. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0255350 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TONE-KAT’S TOWING, 1519 WEST CALDWELL, COMPTON, CA 90220. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) TONEY McCLAY. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: TONEY McCLAY. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/16/2011. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0264762 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JUMP AROUND JUMPERS, 810 N. MAYO AVE., COMPTON, CA 90221. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARIA CAMARENA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARIA CAMARENA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/17/2011. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0263928 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SCIENTFIC TESTING USA, 128 ELM AVE. #1, LONG BEACH, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) WAYNE A. REIDER. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: WAYNE A. REIDER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/17/2011. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0255216 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: P and B SALES, 6905 OSLO CIR. #C3, BUENA PARK, CA 90621. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ROBERT BOJORQUEZ, PETTER OLSSON. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ROBERT BOJORQUEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/16/2011. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0256770 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TRUSTY BUILDERS, TRUSTY BUILDERS CONSTRUCTION, 2286 TERMINO AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90815. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MATTHEW OLS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MATTHEW OLS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/16/2011. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FILE NO. 2011-0264775 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: RIOS CUSTOM FURNITURE, 718 S. MAPLE, MONTEBELLO, CA 90640. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 2/7/2007, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20070269022. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/17/2011. 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: JUDITH MORA/OWNER. Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0278337 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ANGKORIAN SERVICE CENTER, 2401 E. 10th ST. UNIT B, LONG BEACH, CA 90804. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CHENDA REACH. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CHENDA REACH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/22/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0287428 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BIENESTAR FAMILIAR, B.G., 6012 FLORENCE AVE. UNIT 5, BELL GARDENS, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RAMIRO OROZCO, IVETT M. OROZCO. This Business is conducted by: HUSBAND and WIFE. Signed: RAMIRO OROZCO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/23/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0279353 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ROYAL’S TASTE RESTAURANT, 14238 BELLFLOWER BLVD., BELFLOWER, CA 90706. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) VEEYANUCH WERANONT. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: VEEYANUCH WERANONT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/22/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 02/01/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0286299 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CRIMINAL ACROBATICS, 20603 E. STEPHANIE DR., COVINA, CA 91724. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MICHAEL BENITEZ, JOHNATHAN JOHNSTON, JERMYAH LOPEZ-O’KEEFE. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: MICHAEL BENITEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/23/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0296872 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SAPPHIRE EMPIRE REALTY, 599 S. BARRANCA AV., COVINA, CA 91723. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) REINA L. ECHEVERRIA, DAYSI ALEJANDRE. This Business is conducted by: A G E N E R A L PA R T N E R S H I P. Signed: REINA L. ECHEVERRIA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/24/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/31/2009. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0297383 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ST. JUDE OLD CATHOLIC CHURCH.ORG., 7561 CENTER AVE., HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JORGE RODRIGUEZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JORGE RODRIGUEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/24/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0286366 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: G T R TIRES, 5310 S. AVALON #12, L.A., CA 90011. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JOSE CUEVAS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JOSE CUEVAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/23/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0279120 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KNIGHT’S EDGE ENGINEERING, 10933 CORNISH AVE., LYNWOOD, CA 90262. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CAESAR MARMOLEJO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CAESAR MARMOLEJO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/22/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0158286 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PRESTIGE BARBER AND BEAUTY SALON, 2831 WABASH AVE., L.A., CA 90033. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ADOLFINA TREJO, BENJAMIN TREJO, JR. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ADOLFINA TREJO. 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 01/01/1998. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0296023 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SUB ZERO RADIATORS, 13651 BIXLER AVE., DOWNEY, CA 90242. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ALFREDO GOMEZ, JR. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ALFREDO GOMEZ, JR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/24/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: LBT Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0280035 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE AU NATUREL SOAP COMPANY, 429-J SHORELINE VILLAGE DR., LONG BEACH, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ROBERT BRIAN DAIDONE. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ROBERT BRIAN DAIDONE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/22/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0297307 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: W.E.PAGE & ASSOCIATES CONSULTANTS IN HEALTH INFOMATICS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 12650 LAKEWOOD BLVD. STE 101, DOWNEY, CA 90242-4547. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) WILLIAM E. PAGE. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: WILLIAM E. PAGE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/24/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FILE NO. 2011-0296873 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: SAPPHIRE EMPIRE REALTY, 5508 N. EDENFIELD AVE., AZUSA, CA 91702. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 07/31/2009, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20091178893. The business was conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/24/2011. 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: REINA L. CASTILLO/ OWNER. Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0312414 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BLISS ON BROADWAY, 525 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Nancy Downs Chitty, President, 525 East Broadway Corpoation, 525 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802. This Business is conducted by: A corporation. Signed: Nancy Downs Chitty. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/28/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/24/11. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT 10Feb11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0331552 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CINDY’S NAIL, 1330 South Street #2, Long Beach, CA 90805. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) TRISH DANG. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JORGE RODRIGUEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 03/03/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 012/2005. 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. 03/10, 03/17, 03/24, 03/31/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FILE NO. 2011-0192747 STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have withdrawn as a general partnership(s) from the partnership operating under the fictitious business name of LUSA BEAUTY SALON located at 493 W. Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90808. The fictitious business name statement for the paartnership was filed on 01/03/2008 in the county of Los Angeles. The fullname and residence of the person withdrawing as a partner is LUIS MADRIGAL, 9109 Borson Street, Downeyu, CA 90242. Signed: Luis Madrigal. Pub. 03/10, 03/17, 03/24, 03/31/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT DUPs FILE NO. 2011-0296873 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: SAPPHIRE EMPIRE

REALTY, 5508 N. EDENFIELD AVE., AZUSA, CA 91702. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 07/31/2009, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20091178893. The business was conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/24/2011. 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: REINA L. CASTILLO/ OWNER. Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FILE NO. 2011-0296873 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: SAPPHIRE EMPIRE REALTY, 5508 N. EDENFIELD AVE., AZUSA, CA 91702. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 07/31/2009, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20091178893. The business was conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/24/2011. 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: REINA L. CASTILLO/ OWNER. Pub. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC STATEMENT File No. 2011-0255350 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TONE-KAT’S TOWING, 1519 WEST CALDWELL, COMPTON, CA 90220. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) TONEY McCLAY. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: TONEY McCLAY. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/16/2011. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0256770 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TRUSTY BUILDERS, TRUSTY BUILDERS CONSTRUCTION, 2286 TERMINO AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90815. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MATTHEW OLS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MATTHEW OLS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/16/2011. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FILE NO. 2011-0264775 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: RIOS CUSTOM FURNITURE, 718 S. MAPLE, MONTEBELLO, CA 90640. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 2/7/2007, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20070269022. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/17/2011. 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: JUDITH MORA/OWNER. Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0278337 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ANGKORIAN SERVICE CENTER, 2401 E. 10th ST. UNIT B, LONG BEACH, CA 90804. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CHENDA REACH. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CHENDA REACH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/22/2011. 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


Long Beach Times Newspaper 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0287428 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BIENESTAR FAMILIAR, B.G., 6012 FLORENCE AVE. UNIT 5, BELL GARDENS, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RAMIRO OROZCO, IVETT M. OROZCO. This Business is conducted by: HUSBAND and WIFE. Signed: RAMIRO OROZCO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/23/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0286299 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CRIMINAL ACROBATICS, 20603 E. STEPHANIE DR., COVINA, CA 91724. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MICHAEL BENITEZ, JOHNATHAN JOHNSTON, JERMYAH LOPEZ-O’KEEFE. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: MICHAEL BENITEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/23/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0286366 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: G T R TIRES, 5310 S. AVALON #12, L.A., CA 90011. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JOSE CUEVAS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JOSE CUEVAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/23/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0279120 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KNIGHT’S EDGE ENGINEERING, 10933 CORNISH AVE., LYNWOOD, CA 90262. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CAESAR MARMOLEJO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CAESAR MARMOLEJO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/22/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0158286 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PRESTIGE BARBER AND BEAUTY SALON, 2831 WABASH AVE., L.A., CA 90033. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ADOLFINA TREJO, BENJAMIN TREJO, JR. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ADOLFINA TREJO. 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 01/01/1998. 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. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0279353 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ROYAL’S TASTE RESTAURANT, 14238 BELLFLOWER BLVD., BELFLOWER, CA 90706. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) VEEYANUCH WERANONT. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: VEEYANUCH WERANONT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/22/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 02/01/2011. 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. 03/03, 03/10, 03/17, 03/24/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0296872 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SAPPHIRE EMPIRE REALTY, 599 S. BARRANCA AV., COVINA, CA 91723. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) REINA L. ECHEVERRIA, DAYSI ALEJANDRE. This Business is conducted by: A G E N E R A L PA R T N E R S H I P. Signed: REINA L. ECHEVERRIA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/24/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/31/2009. 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

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL)

March 10, 2011 • Page 15A INVITING BIDS

FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS AT HARBOR SCENIC DR AND HARBOR PLAZA HARBOR PLAZA AND QUEENS HWY North LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

AS DESCRIBED IN SPECIFICATION NO. HD-S2401 AND DRAWINGS LISTED ON DRAWING NO. HD 10-02100

All Bids must be submitted before 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Any Bids received at or after 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011 will be deemed non-responsive and will not be opened. Bids will be publicly opened in the 6th Floor Board Room of the Harbor Department Administration Building, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, California, 90802 at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and the outside of the envelope should clearly state the specification number, title of the project and the Bid opening date. Bids received before Tuesday, April 12, 2011 shall be sent to the 4th Floor, Plans and Specifications office, where the Bid envelope will be date stamped. If Bids are hand-carried or received the day of Bid opening, prior to 10:00 a.m., the Bids will be clocked in at the Lobby desk of the Harbor Department Administration Building and taken to the 6th Floor Board Room by the Port Contract Administrator. It is anticipated that the Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider a conditional award on May 2, 2011 with Staff given the authority to execute a Contract provided the lowest responsive Bidder submits the required completed insurance forms, bonds and signed Contract within thirty (30) days after conditional award by the Board. Copies of said specifications and drawings in CD format may be obtained, at no cost, in the Plans and Specifications office, 4th floor, Harbor Department Administration Building beginning Thursday, March 10, 2011 during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To arrange to receive a CD by courier at the expense of the Bidder call the office at (562) 590-4146. The printing of hard copies from the CD will be the responsibility of the Bidder. For information on this project and other upcoming Port projects, you may view the Port website at HYPERLINK "http://www. polb.com/economics/contractors/out_for_bid.asp"http://www.polb.com/economics/contractors/out_for_bid.asp. Copies of all Port insurance forms are available at: HYPERLINK "http://www.polb.com/economics/contractors/forms_permits/ insurance.asp"http://www.polb.com/economics/contractors/forms_permits/insurance.asp. The Engineering Staff of the Harbor Department will conduct a pre-bid meeting at 9:00 am, on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in the Board Room, 6th Floor of the Harbor Department Administration Building. Attendance is not mandatory, but highly recommended. This project is subject to the Port of Long Beach (POLB) Small Business Enterprises (SBE) and Very Small Business Enterprises (VSBE) Program. POLB expects all Bidders to achieve the combined SBE/VSBE participation goal for this project which is ten percent (10%) SBE/VSBE, of which a minimum of zero percent (0%) must be allocated to VSBEs. Award of the Contract will be conditioned on the Bidder providing documentation that it has obtained enough SBE/VSBE participation to meet the goal or that it made adequate good faith efforts to meet the goal even though it did not obtain enough SBE/VSBE participation to do so as specified in the Special Provision 35 (S.P. 35). The Port’s SBE Program Staff is available to provide information on the program requirements, including SBE certification assistance. Please contact the staff at (562) 499-3472. You may also view the Port’s SBE program requirements at: HYPERLINK "http://www.polb.com/sbe/contractors/sbe_program/ default.asp"http://www.polb.com/sbe/contractors/sbe_program/default.asp

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): GERARD WIESSNER, an individual; DOES 1 through 100, inclusive

This project consists of furnishing all labor, materials, power, equipment, tools, transportation and supervision necessary to demolish and haul away existing asphalt concrete and road base, construct Portland Cement Concrete pavement intersection with lean concrete base and asphalt concrete approaches with crushed miscellaneous base, furnish and install traffic control.

YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): WATER AND POWER COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

Bidders shall, at the time of submitting their Bids, in compliance with Section 7028.15 of the California Business and Professions Code, be licensed by the State Contractor’s License Board as a General Engineering Contractor with a "Class A" license.

You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. The name and address of the court is: CASE NUMBER Superior Court of the state of California RIC 536507 County of Riverside, Western Region, Unlimited 4050 Main St. Riverside, CA 92501 415 W. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: Barry A. Smith, Esq. SBN #48697 Buchalter Nemer, A.P.C. Jennifer A. Smith, Esq. SBN #185377 213-896-0400 1000 Wilshire Blvd., 15th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017 Orange, CA 92868 Dated: September 22, 2009 JUDGE SHARON J. WATERS Published in LBT’s August 11, 18, 25, 2010 & September 1, 2010.

Whenever any material, product, thing, or service identified in the specifications is described by one or more brand or trade names and is followed by the words “or equal”, the apparent low Bidder shall submit data substantiating a request for the substitution of equivalent item(s) within forty-eight (48) hours following Bid opening. All bids and bonds shall be submitted upon forms provided by the City accompanied by a satisfactory "Bidder’s Bond" or other acceptable security deposit in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of such Bid as a guarantee that the Bidder will, if conditionally awarded a Contract by the Board, within thirty (30) days thereafter, execute and deliver such Contract to the office of the Chief Harbor Engineer along with all required insurance forms and a “Payment Bond” for not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price, and a “Performance Bond” for not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price. The “Bidder’s Bond” shall be submitted on forms provided by the City, signed by the Bidder and the surety and both signatures shall be notarized. The work shall be completed within one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from a date specified in a written "Notice to Proceed" issued by the City. Failure of the Contractor to complete the work within the specified time frame will result in liquidated damages in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) per calendar day of delay in completed work. The Board of Harbor Commissioners, acting through the Executive Director, reserves the right at any time prior to the execution of the Contract by the City, to reject all Bids and to return all deposits accompanying said Bids. If the lowest responsive Bidder fails to submit the required insurance forms, bonds and signed Contract within thirty (30) days after conditional award, the Board reserves the right to rescind the conditional award and conditionally award the Contract to the next lowest responsive Bidder. All Bids and Bid bonds shall be guaranteed for a period of ninety (90) days following the Bid opening or until the Executive Director executes a Contract, whichever occurs first. The Board also reserves the right at any time to terminate the Contract for its convenience. Dated at Long Beach, California, this 22nd day of November, 2010. Richard D. Steinke Executive Director of the Harbor Department, City of Long Beach, California Published/Printed in Long Beach Times Newspaper Feb. 10, 2011 (1t)

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