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Dickerson (If Loving You Is Wrong), presented the awards to the honorees. Los Angeles News Observer (LANO) reporter, Austyn Williams spoke with several women and asked them; what is the most influential lesson you’ve learned about being a woman in the industry and what would you say to your younger you? “I think the most important thing I’ve learned about being a woman, is the strength of a woman”, said Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing (“The Paradise Suite”). God sculpted our Presenter Malinda Williams (The Undershepherd & Paramount Pictures “Soul Food”). (Los Angeles Singer, Musical Artist, Actress (Empire) V. BozeCOSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Continued on page A3 News Observer photo) man. (Los Angeles News Observer photo) Chargers released safety Jahleel Addae, who had started 59 games over the past six seasons. Coach Anthony Lynn said in a statement that Addae’s bodies, our hearts, our beauty and we should not suppress it. It’s an asset, not a liability. 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Of 103,000 particle pollution deaths a year, 83,000 WASHINGTON (AP) — African-Americans and can be traced to the activities of people in the United States Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than — not government and not goods exported elsewhere, the they are responsible for making, a new study said. study said A study looked at who is exposed to fine particle Several outside experts praised the research. pollution — responsible for about 100,000 American “These findings confirm what most grassroots deaths a year — and how much different races are environmental justice leaders have known for decades, responsible for the pollution based on their buying, driving ‘whites are dumping their pollution on poor people and and living habits. CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) – A prison inmate in people of color’,” said Texas Southern University public Scientists calculate that Hispanics on average breathe Corcoran has been found dead, and his cellmate has been affairs professor Robert Bullard, who was not part of the in 63 percent more of the pollution that leads to heart and named the suspected killer. research. Bullard, often called the father of environmental breathing deaths than they make. For African-Americans The California Department of Corrections and justice , is African-American. the figure is 56 percent, according to a study published Rehabilitation said the 44-year-old inmate was found Bullard said his and other past research shows that Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of dead in his cell during security checks Saturday morning. African-Americans are 79 percent more likely than whites Sciences. Department spokeswoman Vicky Waters said officials to live where industrial pollution is highest, with people On the other hand, non-Hispanic whites on average identified 31-year-old Jaime Osuna as the suspect and of color overrepresented near Superfund sites and oil are exposed to 17 percent less air pollution than they make. placed him in solitary confinement. refineries. “Even though minorities are contributing less to Osuna was a serving life sentence for the 2011 killing He said there are far more mostly minority schools the overall problem of air pollution, they are affected by and torture of a Bakersfield woman whose body was found within 500 feet of major highways than mostly white it more,” said study co-author Jason Hill, a biosystems in a motel room. He pleaded guilty to murder to avoid the engineering professor at the University of Minnesota more pollution, this study is one of the first to combine schools. death penalty. “Being able to quantify the inequity is a key step toward who is white. “Is it fair (that) I create more pollution and buying habits and exposure into one calculation of The dead inmate has not been identified. He was addressing and reducing inequity,” said Christopher Frey, a inequity, Hill said. serving a life-with-parole sentence after being convicted somebody else is disproportionately affected by it?” Hill and colleagues looked at pollution from highways, professor of environmental engineering at North Carolina in Los Angeles County of second-degree murder with the This pollution comes from gases from smokestacks, State University, who is white and not part of the research. use of a firearm. tailpipes and other places that then solidify into fine coal-fired power plants, hog farms and other sources. One bright spot is that in recent decades the air has They then looked in a large scale at who is driving invisible particles small enough to pass through lungs and into bloodstreams. These particles, more than 25 times more, buying more goods and food, spending more on been getting cleaner in general, Hill said. However, his smaller than the width of a human hair, pose the greatest property and using more electricity, then traced those study stopped in 2015 and EPA data shows an uptick in fine particle pollution in 2017. But even with the cleaner risk to people’s health, the U.S. Environmental Protection purchases to end users. “On average whites tend to consume more than air, it is still inequitable, Hill said. Agency says. While other studies have shown minorities living with minorities. It’s because of wealth,” Hill said. “It’s largely

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Tanu Henry California Black Media In January, members of the California Board of Equalization (BOE) selected Malia M. Cohen, former President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, to chair the 140-year-old state agency. Cohen became the first Black woman elected to the board last May and the first to lead the agency responsible for representing taxpayer interests and “equalizing” countyby-county tax assessments across the state. Now, less than eight weeks into her 4-year term and under two months as chair, Cohen has been thrust into a difficult fight, perhaps the most crucial of her eight-year political career. As lawmakers grapple with whether or not to dismantle the agency, she finds herself justifying her job, her $151,260 salary, and the very existence of the agency she leads. “Here we are, members of the new board, just shy of eight weeks in - of coming into this position – we now have to defend keeping the board elected,” Cohen said in a hearing before the Senate Finance and Budget committee held at the State Capitol last Wednesday. “Now, we are just turning the corner. Now, we are moving into the direction where we are stepping into a new frontier.” In addition, Cohen said the board represents the interests of many disadvantaged Californians such as small business owners who may not be able to afford an attorney or families who speak English as a second language and people impacted by wildfires.  For African-American civil and political leaders - as well as many Black property owners - having an elected taxpayer advocate like the BOE in California is absolutely necessary.  For them, the BOE is a champion against unfair practices like the widespread undervaluation of homes in predominantly Black neighborhoods. According to a Brookings Institute report released last year, homes in neighborhoods that are 50 percent or more African-American are valued at roughly half the cost

of those in areas with no Black homeowners. The study also found that homes of similar sizes and with near-thesame amenities are, on average, worth 23 percent less in predominantly Black neighborhoods. That is about $48,000 less per home, amounting to a cumulative loss of $156 million for African Americans. That loss can result in less private and public investment in those areas, lower quality of public services and less money in the bank accounts of those Black families. Lawmakers held the hearing to check in on the operations of the board since its functions were reduced by Gov. Jerry Brown two years ago. A state audit before that decision revealed a series of shocking incidents of mismanagement and corruption involving members of the previous board, including the misappropriation of $350 million. “Today’s hearing should provide us with the information we need about the board, its strengths and weaknesses and what progress has been made internally since the transition of the staff and budget,” said Sen. Mike McGuire, Chair of the Governance and Finance Committee. Former Gov. Brown signed Assembly Bill 102 or the Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act into law in 2017 following the audit that uncovered the scandals at the BOE. The legislation stripped the state agency and its elected board of much of its tax administration and adjudication powers. The law also relieved the agency of its tax collection responsibility. New state agencies like the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the Office of Tax Appeals were created to take over some of those functions while others were absorbed by existing state offices. AB 102 also triggered a dramatic reduction of the agency’s staff - from more than 4,000 employees two years ago to about 200 now. During the hearing, Cohen asked lawmakers to give the new board, under her leadership, time to fix “the sins of the previous class.”

Along with Brenda Fleming, who is also AfricanAmerican and the Executive Director of the BOE, Cohen made the case for the continued existence of an elected board and the ongoing relevance of the state agency. “Property values reached 5.7 trillion dollars. I love that number,” said Fleming, sharing with lawmakers the total amount BOE assessments calculated across California’s counties during the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year. That number, she said, was responsible for some $60 million generated in tax revenue for the state. Sen. McGuire raised the question of compensation during the hearing, asking Cohen and other panelists directly if the board officials’ salaries should be reduced now that about 90 percent of their duties have been handed over to other state agencies. In response to the Senator’s question, Cohen said its about the quality of the work she does, not the quantity. She added that she would defer to the California Citizens Compensation Commission to determine the fairness of her pay. The BOE is the only elected government board of its kind in the United States that is specifically set up to represent taxpayer interests. California State Controller Betty T. Yee, who was once an elected officer of the 4-member board, believes the board is no longer relevant. “For me the answer is no,” said Yee. “The BOE does not need to continue to have an elected board. The name on the door of who administers these programs is less important than how they are administered.”  Since the board’s mandate is constitutional, the process to determine its fate will take a few years. Legislators would have to vote to place a constitutional amendment regarding the Board’s fate before California voters on the 2020 ballot. Meanwhile, Cohen remains upbeat. “What you need are dedicated elected officials who are connected to and remember who they serve and are committed to a lifetime of service,” she said.

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Senior Deshon Taylor scored a career-high 37 points, Braxton Huggins scored a careerhigh 34 and Fresno State set a Mountain West Conference record with 23 3-pointers for a 121-81 win over San Jose State on Saturday. The Bulldogs (22-8, 13-5) set a program record with 321-made 3s in a season and set the Save Mart Center record for most points in a game. Fresno State shot 23 of 38 (60.5 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc and Huggins set a school record with 10-made 3s in 16 attempts. Taylor, also a senior, finished 13 of 14 from the foul line and Noah Blackwell scored 25. On senior night, Fresno State finished 40-of-62 (64.5) shooting overall. The Bulldogs led 59-40 at halftime and after the break missed just six of 28 shots (78.6) to score 62 points. The Bulldogs have won three straight and eight of their last 11 games. Michael Steadman scored 21 points for the Spartans (4-26, 1-17), Seneca Knight 15 and Noah Baumann 11.

Man Receives Congrats Telegram 50 years Later

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – A man who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969 has finally received a congratulatory telegram from family friends that was sent more than 50 years ago. The Ann Arbor News reports that Robert Fink received the Western Union telegram this year. The telegram originally arrived in 1969 at an Ann Arbor apartment Fink shared with three classmates a day after he’d left to attend graduate school in New York. It ended up in an old filing cabinet now owned by a digital marketing company based in Ann Arbor. Christina Zaske found the telegram in December after removing the bottom drawer to retrieve a piece of paper that had fallen inside. Zaske used the internet to find Fink in suburban Detroit and return the note to him. Fink says the letter has made him reflect on his old connections.


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Call for Diversity at CNN Grows

“When there’s more of us in the room fighting for our stories to be told, and raising awareness about the issues impacting our communities, we have an even better chance of creating change and ending the practices that unfairly hold us back,” said Color of Change in a statement released on Twitter.

“The National Newspaper Publishers Association is in full support of equal and fair treatment of blacks in the media and stands solidly behind NABJ’s efforts to diversify CNN.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Color of Change, a national online force driven by more than 1.4 million members, is joining the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) call for a civil rights audit at CNN and more black representation among its news leadership. “When there’s more of us in the room fighting for our stories to be told, and raising awareness about the issues impacting our communities, we have an even better chance of creating change and ending the practices that unfairly hold us back,” said Color of Change in a statement released on  Twitter. “We support @NABJ as they call for a civil rights audit and put pressure on @CNN President Jeff Zucker to make diversity and inclusion improvements at the network.” Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., with more than 120,000 members, has also joined the fight. In a statement

released today, the organization said it “shares the concern of the National Association of Black Journalists about the lack of black representation within the ranks of CNN’s executive news managers and direct reports to CNN President Jeff  Zucker.  As an organization specifically concerned with the issues affecting the African-American community, we lend our voices to those who would encourage constructive dialogue regarding  creating an inclusive workplace at CNN.”  One of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., also made comments on the issue on Twitter, stating, “@CNN Pres Zucker refused to meet w/a 4-person @NABJ delegation. There are no Af-Am direct reports. There are no Af-Am Exec Prods @CNN. There are no VPs on the news side. There are no Af-Am Sr VPs on the news side of @CNN.

Do not crush the darkness. Fight back with shifting eyes.” Also lending its voice on Twitter  is the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), which is the trade association of more than 200 African-Americanowned community newspapers from around the United States. NNPA President Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr. tweeted: “NNPA supports the NABJ and NAACP #DiversityAndInclusion @CNN #EndRacism #MediaExclusion #RacialDiscrimination.” NNPA’s Chairman and Chicago Crusader Publisher Dorothy Leavell, provided the following statement: “The National Newspaper Publishers Association is in full support of equal and fair treatment of blacks in the media and stands solidly behind NABJ’s efforts to diversify CNN.” Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) also has spoken out on NABJ’s efforts. “The people of this country depend on our news organizations to deliver unbiased & fair reporting,” she said on  Twitter  to her nearly 60,000 followers. “That is impossible without equal representation. I stand behind @NABJ’s investigation into the lack of diversity within CNN’s leadership. #MediaDiversity.” News organizations from around the world have reported on NABJ’s call for more diversity in CNN’s executive leadership. Thousands of social media users, including actress and comedian Marsha Warfield, economist and social commentator Dr. Julianne Malveaux, and spiritual leader and activist Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, have engaged in dialogue around NABJ’s call for CNN

Democrats Line Up Behind Legalization Pot-litics: 2020

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favorably on cannabis. Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the “smart thing to do,” says California Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor whose home state is the nation’s largest legal pot shop. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a prominent legalization advocate on Capitol Hill, says the war on drugs has been a “war on people.” Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who appears poised to join the 2020 Democratic field, has written a book arguing marijuana legalization would hobble drug cartels. In an email to supporters this week, he called again to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. “Who is going to be the last man _ more likely than not a black man _ to languish behind bars for possessing or using marijuana when it is legal in some form in more than half of the states in this country?” O’Rourke wrote. It’s a far different approach from the not-sodistant past, when it was seen as politically damaging to acknowledge smoking pot and no major presidential candidate backed legalization. In 1992, then-White House candidate Bill Clinton delivered a famously tortured response about a youthful dalliance with cannabis, claiming he tried it as a graduate student in England but “didn’t inhale.” And two decades before that, President Richard Nixon unleashed a war on marijuana and other drugs and it helped carry him to a second term. This year, leading Democrats hold similar positions supporting legalization. Presidential hopefuls in the Senate who have co-sponsored Booker’s legislation to end the federal prohibition include Harris, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, who campaigned on decriminalizing pot in his 2016 presidential bid. Another 2020 Democratic candidate, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, supports legalization and believes states should have the right to determine how to handle marijuana regulation within their borders but hasn’t signed on to Booker’s legislation. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who entered the contest this month, said in his announcement speech it’s “about time” to legalize the drug nationally. During his 2012 run for governor, Inslee opposed the ballot initiative that made Washington one of the first two states to legalize so-called recreational marijuana. As governor, however, he has frequently touted what he describes as Washington’s successful experiment with regulation and has urged the Obama and Trump administrations not to intervene. He recently began pardoning people with small-time marijuana convictions. The widespread endorsement for national marijuana reform among Democrats tracks the nation’s evolving views. In the late 1960s _ the era of Woodstock and Vietnam – 12 percent of Americans supported legalization, according to the Gallup poll. By last year, the figure hit a

record 66 percent. About 75 percent of Democrats support legalization, along with a slim majority of Republicans. Most Americans now live in states where marijuana is legal in some form. Pot dispensaries are familiar sights in cities like Los Angeles and Denver, and conservative strongholds like Utah and Oklahoma have established medical marijuana programs. To Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project, a prolegalization advocacy group, it’s not surprising there’s broad support among candidates to end the federal prohibition. “It’s no longer popular to be in favor of marijuana prohibition,” Tvert said. But there are limits: “We are not seeing any candidates saying, `I am currently a marijuana user,”’ he added. The trajectory toward legal pot has come with generational change. In a 2003 Democratic presidential forum, candidates John Kerry, John Edwards and Howard Dean acknowledged using marijuana in the past. Former President Barack Obama has been open about his youthful drug use, sometimes with a jab of humor: “When I was a kid, I inhaled. Frequently. That was the point,” he said in 2006. In a recent radio interview on the syndicated “The Breakfast Club,” Harris recalled smoking pot in her college days in the 1980s. She was an early supporter of medical marijuana but the Los Angeles Times reported that in 2010, the year she was elected California attorney general, that Harris opposed an initiative to more broadly legalize marijuana. How potent the legal pot platform might be with voters in 2020 is only a guess. Polls show some of the strongest support comes from younger voters. In California, millennials are now the largest generation among registered voters. However, younger voters are also the most likely to stay home on Election Day, said Paul Mitchell of Political Data Inc., a nonpartisan research firm. President Donald Trump’s position on cannabis remains somewhat opaque. He has said he supports laws legalizing medical marijuana but hasn’t offered a definitive position on broader legalization. In a departure from his predecessor, Jeff Sessions, new Attorney General William Barr has said he will “not go after” marijuana companies in states where cannabis is legal, even though he personally believes the drug should be outlawed. Standing somewhat apart from the Democratic field is the man who presided over one of the first legal recreational marijuana marketplaces in the nation, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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Hickenlooper opposed the ballot measure that fully legalized marijuana in Colorado in 2012. But he said he accepted the will of the voters and won praise for implementing the measure. He says his “worst fears” about legalization haven’t been realized and considers the system better than when the drug was illegal. Still, Hickenlooper isn’t willing to go as far as some competitors. Rather than calling for national legalization, he wants the drug to no longer be a Schedule 1 controlled substance so it can be studied. He doesn’t think the federal government “should come in and tell every state that it should be legal,” believing

Smollett Indicted on 16 Counts Stemming from Reported Attack By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) – A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs. The Cook County grand jury indictment dated Thursday and made public on Friday gives details of the disorderly conduct charge against Smollett. It elaborates on the allegation that he falsely reported he was attacked on Jan. 29 by two masked men who hurled racial and homophobic slurs at the black and openly gay actor, beat him, threw an unidentified liquid chemical on him and looped a rope tied like a noose around his neck. The indictment _ eight counts from what he told the officer who responded to the report of the attack and eight for what he later told a detective _ comes a little more than two weeks after prosecutors announced one felony count of the same charge. Chicago police initially investigated the incident as a possible hate crime but later said Smollett staged the attack, recruiting two brothers to carry it out, because he was unhappy with his pay on the Fox show. An attorney for Smollett, Mark Geragos, called the indictment “prosecutorial overkill.” He said Smollett “adamantly maintains his innocence.” “This redundant and vindictive indictment is nothing more than a desperate attempt to make headlines in order to distract from the internal investigation launched to investigate the outrageous leaking of false information by the Chicago Police Department,” Geragos said. During the investigation of the incident, several Chicago media reported that there were doubts about Smollett's account, quoting unnamed sources. Some local media have reported that the police department is

investigating alleged leaks. While it was not immediately clear why the grand jury indicted Smollett on 16 counts, it divides what prosecutors and police say the actor told the officer who responded to the initial call from what he said to the detective. The second eight counts are more explosive because they include two things that helped propel the incident into an international sensation. The first is that by the time he talked to the detective, Smollett said he could see through the eye holes of one attacker's mask that he was a white man. The two brothers who allegedly participated are black. “He took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who is black, told reporters the day Smollett was initially charged. Johnson said Smollett paid the two brothers $3,500 to carry out the staged attack. The second eight counts also include the allegation that Smollett told the detective one of the attackers looped a rope around his neck _ a detail that both Johnson and the judge who set Smollett's bond said was a particularly offensive use of a symbol of the ugly history of black lynchings in the United States. The indictment, written in the dry legal language, does not include new details. It says that Smollett knew at the time he relayed his account that he had “no reasonable ground that such an offense had been committed.” Since Smollett’s arrest, the producers of “Empire” announced that the actor's character would be removed from the season's final two episodes. Fox network and the studio that produces “Empire” had no immediate comment on the latest indictment.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019 030051 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ROSE BAKERY at 606-608 Imperial St, Los Angeles, Ca. 90021 Mailing Address: 443 Park Ave S 3rd Floor New Yor, NY 10016 County: LA COUNTY REGISTERED OWNERS(S): DOVER STREET MARKET LA LLC, 443 Park Ave S 3rd Floor New York, NY 10016 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: ELAINE BEUTHER, Manager The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 5, 2019 DEAN C. LOGAN, Registar-Recorder/County Clerk County Clerk By: Teresa Guevedo, Deputy NOTICE: IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES ST THE END IOF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920, WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014, THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE AFFIDAVIT OF IDENTITY FORM. This statement expires on Feb 5, 2024 LOS ANGELES BAY NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 2019

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o miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo a la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. The name and address of the Court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte son) LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT 111 N. Hill Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90012 name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney, is (El nombre, direccion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): LLANCI YAMILET ALBIZURES, 3979 S Budlong Ave, Los Angeles, Ca. 90037 Date (Fecha): Aug 13, 2018 (SEAL) SHERRI R. CARTER By: (Actuario), L Mosby-Keys LOS ANGELES BAY NEWS OBSERVER (E) Pub: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019

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 be contacting your local or county bar association. NOTE: the court has a stalutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIOS despues de que le entregue esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copla al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfthelp/espanol). En la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede ms cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede preder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su dueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que liame a un abogado inmedialamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede liamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, esposible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de obogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene dereco a reclaiar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquler recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor eclbida medlante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbilraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES – COMPTON COURTHOUSE 200 West Compton Blvd., Compton CA 90220 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) BRANDON J. MIKA; McCARTHY & HOLTHUS, LLP, 1770 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: (619) 685-4800 Date: (Fecha) Oct 1, 2018 by (Secretario) Dezaret Rojas, Deputy (Adjunto NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: you are served LOS ANGELES BAY NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 2019

Family Part Middlesex County DOCKET NO.: FM-12-1056-10H CIVIL ACTION ORDER THIS MATTER having been opened to the court by Notice of Motion on April 23, 2018, by Plaintiff, Rogelio Medina, represented by Mahesh Rajan, Esq.; and No Opposition or Cross-Motion by Defendant, Norma Medina; and the Court having considered the papers submitted; and good cause having been shown; IT IS, on this 15th day of February 2019 ORDERED: 1. P l a i n t i f f ’s motion to order that the court sign the QDRO for Defendant’s Pension on behalf of Defendant and enter the QDRO is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. See Paragraph 3. 2. P l a i n t i f f ’s motion to direct the New York State Nurses Association Pension Plan to begin immediately distributing benefit payment to the Plaintiff is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. 3. P l a i n t i f f ’s motion in the alternate, allowing an Order of Publication to be granted and for the court to sign the ORDO for Defendant’s pension on behalf of Defendant and Plaintiff and enter the QDRO is GRANTED IN PART. Plaintiff satisfies the Court that a diligent inquiry pursuant to r. 4:4-5 has been completed. Plaintiff submits proof that he has employed all resources possessed by or reasonably available to him to locate the Defendant in accordance with R. 5:4-4(c)(2), which includes proof of a U.S. Postal search, proof of a Motor Vehicle Commission check, an Armed Services check, a Voter’s registration check, and an Internet search pursuant to Garrett v. Matisa, 394 N.J. Super, 468, 476-477 (Ch. Div. 2007). Therefore, within thirty (30) days from the date of this order Plaintiff is hereby permitted to effectuate substituted service of process upon the Defendant, Norma S. Median, through a one (1) time publication of the notice attached hereto as Schedule “A,” in a newspaper of general circulation in Los Angeles County. Plaintiff shall file with the court proof that the notice has been published within five (5) days of receiving such proof. Plaintiff’s counsel shall insert the dates under section (2) of Schedule A. The court is satisfied that Plaintiff has conducted a diligent inquiry to effectuate service upon Defendant. Plaintiff shall include in the Notice of Publication, that if Defendant fails to provide a written Appearance or Answer within thirty-five (35) days of the publication the court may enter judgment by default against Defendant for the relief the Plaintiff demands. SCHEDULE A Medina v. Medina FM-12-1056-10H The Defendant, Norma S. Medina, shall serve upon the attorney for the Plaintiff, Mahesh Rajan, Esq., at 1419 Oak Tree Rd Iselin, New Jersey 08830, either (1) a written appearance in accordance with R. 5:4-3(a), or (2) an answer to the motion, on or before the ____ of __________, 20____; and that if the Defendant fails to answer or file a written appearance in accordance with R.5;43(a), judgment by default may be rendered against the Defendant for the relief demanded in the complaint; and further that if the Defendant is unable to obtain an attorney that the Defendant may communicate with the New Jersey State Bar Association by calling toll free 800-792-8315; and further that the Defendant may contact the Lawyer Referral Service of the County of Middlesex by calling 732-828-0053; and further that if the Defendant cannot afford an attorney, the Defendant may communicate with the Legal Services Office of the County of Middlesex by calling 732-249-7600, and further that the Defendant shall promptly file the answer or written appearance and proof of service thereof in duplicate with the Clerk of the SUPERIOR COURT, MIDDLESEX COUNTY FAMILY COURTHOUSE, 120 New Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, in accordance with the rules of civil practice and procedure. Should Defendant not respond within thirty-five (35) days of the publication, Plaintiff shall contact the court, and the court shall issue a supplemental order granting Plaintiff a limited power of attorney for the sole purpose of singing and effectuating the QDRO on behalf of Defendant. 4. P l a i n t i f f ’s motion to order the New York State Nurses Association Pension Plan to stop distributions to the Defendant pending further order of the court is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. 5. Any other claims for relief not expressly addressed in the court’s order are DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. 6. All other aspects of previous orders not altered by this order remain in effect. 7. A copy of this order was mailed the parties. HONORABLE PETER J. BARNES III, J.S.C. LOS ANGELES BAY NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 2019

������������������������������� SUMMONS FAMILY LAW CITACION DERECHO FAMILIAR CASE # 18STFL09768 NOTICE TO RESPONSENT: AVISO AL DEMANDADO WILBER MOISES ALBIZURES You have been sued. Read the information below and on the next page. Lo han demandado. Lea la informacion a continuacion y en la pagina siguiente. PETITIONER’S NAME IS: NOMBRE DEL DEMANDANTE: LLANCI YAMILET ALBIZURES You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courts.ca.gov/ selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL120) ante la corte y efectuar laentrega legal de na copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerio. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su martrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encontraer un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE-RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who had received or seen a copy of them. AVISO-LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: Las ordenes de restriccion estan en vigencia en cuanto a ambos conyuges

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019041335 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: WE LOVE PHO 2 at 4501 E Carson St #110 Long Beach, Ca. 90808 Mailing Address: Same County: LA COUNTY REGISTERED OWNERS(S): HAI LONG LY, 4501 E Carson St #110 Long Beach, Ca. 90808 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: HAI LONG LY, Owner The date registrant started to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above: 02/2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 19, 2019 DEAN C. LOGAN, Registar-Recorder/County Clerk County Clerk By: Carina Chen, Deputy NOTICE: IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES ST THE END IOF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF WHICH IT WAS FILED

������������������������������� SUMMONS CITACION JUDICIAL NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) PAUL P. ALLINGER, and DOES 1 though 50 inclusive You are being sued by plaintiff (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Not in its Individual Capacity, but Solely as Trustee for the RMAC Trust, Series 2016CTT CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso) TC029306 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days, Read the information below. 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 no 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.courtinfor.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 fee legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You

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tough for a woman in the industry; I mean it’s tough for a woman in the world and especially for black women.” “I think we have it the hardest, but at the same time we are the most powerful, the most beautiful, and we are the strongest. No matter what they say, if you really believe that there’s something for you to do; you can do it. And that pretty much what I’ve learned in my journey, and it was not an easy journey,” Smith said. “I think the best piece of advice that I received was from my coach, Jess Greener, she said,’ stop outsourcing your power.’ “Meaning, often times, we look for someone else to be the authority in a situation and we don’t identify with the things that only we can do,” stated Monique Coleman (High School Musical). “I would tell my younger self, don’t stand in your own way, baby, you’ve got this. You can do anything” she said. The ambiance of the entire event seemed to emanate with an undeniable sense of power. The Diaspora Dialogue is a platform created, Founded and Executive Produced by Hollywood Mogul, Koshie Mills to create unity, empower and heal the divide between Africans in the Continent and African Americans in the Diaspora. Mills, is also the mother of Actors Kofi Siriboe (OWN’s,” Queen Sugar”), Kwame Boateng (“The Plug”), and Kwesi Boakye (TNT’s “Claws”).

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Legendary Songstress Dionne Warwick Announces “She’s Back” May 10th Release Includes Bonus Disc of 1998’s LP, “Dionne Sings Dionne”

Legendary Grammy Award winner DIONNE WARWICK will release her first new album in 5 years, “SHE’S BACK,” on May 10th. Produced by her son Damon Elliot, the album will be released via his Kind Music and Entertainment One (eOne).  The lead-off single will be an updated version of the Burt Bacharach/ Hal David classic, “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” which Dionne recorded during the 1960s. In addition to ten tracks of new songs as well of remakes of pop/soul gems, “She’s Back” will be packaged with a bonus disc of Ms. Warwick’s 1998 album, “Dionne Sings Dionne,” which features her greatest hits, remastered for this package. “She’s Back” also includes duets with Kenny Lattimore (“What Color Is Love”), Musiq Soulchild (“Am I Dreaming?”) as well as Bone, Thugs & Harmony’s Krayzie Bone (“Déjà Vu”). “She’s Back” is Ms. Warwick’s 36th full-length studio

recording, and her first dedicated R&B/soul album in fifty years, since the release of Dionne’s stellar 1969 Scepter LP, Soulful, which she co-produced in Memphis with the late Chips Moman (who manned the boards for Dionne’s thenlabel mate, B.J. Thomas). Ms. Warwick is one of several legends to be chosen to receive one of the Grammy Awards’ highest honors this year – the Lifetime Achievement Award. She joins music greats such as George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias as well as Sam & Dave in this bestowed class. The honorees were mentioned in the Grammy Awards live telecast earlier this month. A separate award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held the day after the release of “She’s Back,” on May 11, 2019, in Los Angeles.  Additionally, Dionne will begin a highly anticipated concert residency in Las Vegas on April 4, 2019. 

In addition to ten tracks of new songs as well of remakes of pop/soul gems, “She’s Back” will be packaged with a bonus disc of Ms. Warwick’s 1998 album, “Dionne Sings Dionne,” which features her greatest hits, remastered for this package. “She’s Back” also includes duets with Kenny Lattimore (“What Color Is Love”), Musiq Soulchild (“Am I Dreaming?”) as well as Bone, Thugs & Harmony’s Krayzie Bone (“Déjà Vu”).

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Dionne Warwick will begin a highly anticipated concert residency in Las Vegas on April 4, 2019.

‘Leaving Neverland’ Opens A Pandora’s Box By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent
 [Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Observer Group Newspapers of Southern California or the National Newspaper Publishers Association.] “Leaving Neverland and the Twisted Cult of Michael Jackson Truthers.” — The Daily Beast “The Music Stops: Leaving Neverland and the awful truth about Michael Jackson.” — NY Daily News “Leaving Neverland Reveals The Monster We Didn’t Want to See in Michael Jackson” — BuzzFeed

Those are just three of what’s become a cavalcade of headlines about the gut-wrenching and disturbing documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” that finally aired on HBO Sunday night with part two and a post-film interview by Oprah Winfrey on Monday night. It’s the story of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, two men who describe in the most heart-breaking and wrenching ways the abuse they say they suffered at the hands of the late Michael Jackson when they were little boys. While Michael’s family, fans and the executors of his multi-billion dollar estate, have blasted everyone involved in the film, this fact remains indisputable: Only the young men know what really happened between the sheets at Neverland, the King of Pop’s sprawling 2,700-acre estate in the Santa Ynez Valley of California. And, while it’s noble that Tito, Jackie, Marlon, Jermaine and the lawyers who represent Michael’s estate have pushed back against the film, one thing director Dan Reed’s documentary does make clear: Michael and his family really were strangers over the last 25 years of his life. They didn’t know him and he really didn’t care to know them. His interactions with his brothers, whom he once led as the Jackson 5 and later as The Jacksons, were mere token visits on “Family Day” once a year. During the 1993 investigation into Michael’s alleged pedophilia, his sister Latoya created a firestorm by saying that she “would not be a silent collaborator in my brother’s crimes against little children.” Latoya claimed that she and her mother had seen checks written out for “lots of money” to the families of her brother’s alleged child victims. Her mother, Katherine, “was so disgusted that she wrote a letter in which she used [a homophobic slur] to describe Michael,” Latoya alleged. Katherine vehemently denied “every word Latoya had

Stacy M. Brown is a journalist and former family friend of the Jacksons. He’s the author of the forthcoming biography, “Aftermath: Michael Jackson’s Dysfunctional Family and the Legacy of the King of Pop.”

One family member expressed his fear that “Michael may have touched [his son].” My response at the time: Ridiculous. His take: “I hope not,” and “How would you know?” Like him, I didn’t really know. At the time, I had my doubts. Michael’s family often fumed about his “Carrying on with little white boys,” though they never said he was molesting his special friends. One morning in 2003, I received in succession, two phone calls pleading for my intervention. One from a girlfriend of Jermaine’s and the other from one of Michael’s nephews. Both had the same concern: A teenage family member was telling others that Michael was guilty of bad behavior with little boys – this was taking place while police were investigating Michael. Authorities eventually questioned the teen family member and two lead detectives said the boy denied that Michael had done anything wrong, but they were convinced he knew a lot more than what he said. One month before jury selection in Michael’s 2005 trial, members of the Jackson family attended my wedding on Long Island. At a dinner, a heated argument between two members ensued over whether Michael was a pedophile.

I interjected, “Let me ask you a question, you all still believe he was regularly high on drugs, correct?” Both agreed. “Could it be possible that he behaved with these boys inappropriately while under the influence?” The dissenting family member paused and conceded to me: “You have a point.” While Safechuck declined to testify for Michael, Robson did. And, despite being a “star” witness for the defense, Robson’s testimony, and that of his mother, were amongst the most disturbing in a trial that made most observers feel “unclean.” Robson testified that he shared a bed with the King of Pop regularly and Robson’s mother, Joy, said Jackson would “cry like a baby” if she denied any of his requests to have a sleepover with Wade. Detectives approached one family member during the trial in which Michael was acquitted on all charges. That family member declined to take the stand for either side. “I told them,” the family member said. “I will tell you that Michael’s a pedophile because I know that he is. But, take me to jail now because I’ll never say that in court.” Stacy M. Brown is a journalist and former family friend of the Jacksons. He’s the author of the forthcoming biography, “Aftermath: Michael Jackson’s Dysfunctional Family and the Legacy of the King of Pop.”

to say.” She’d been brainwashed, the Jacksons said. For this reporter and one-time close family friend, their denials were shattered years later when the Jackson family forfeited possession of a storage unit upon being sued in 2002. That storage unit, Jermaine and Katherine would admit to me, contained “those checks and that letter” Latoya had spoken of. Several Jacksons, including Jermaine, Rebbie, Katherine and even Joseph often confided in me and much of those discussions have remained confidential despite the sour ending to the friendship. Jermaine and Rebbie both poured out their souls for book proposals. Others including Tito, Jackie and Randy also often spoke openly. “Michael is messed up,” Randy has said.

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Showtime Cancels ‘SMILF’ After Reports of On-Set Misconduct LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Showtime says the comedy series ``SMILF'' has been canceled. The announcement Friday comes after a Hollywood Reporter story in December that detailed allegations of abusive on-set behavior and violation of industry rules by the show's creator and star Frankie Shaw. Shaw denied the allegations, saying she sought a safe and healthy set environment. Showtime said in a statement that the show was

canceled based on a variety of factors and will run until its second season ends March 31. ABC Studios, which produces the show and investigated Shaw, said in a statement Friday that a development deal with her has been put on hold and she has been suspended without pay. Shaw said in a statement Friday that she loved making the show and having Showtime and ABC as creative partners.

By STEPHEN R. GROVES Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection found what he thought was a recording of R&B singer R. Kelly in concert, but instead turned out to show a man who appeared to be Kelly sexually abusing girls, he and his attorney said Sunday. The man then turned the tape over to law enforcement, according to attorney Gloria Allred. She and her client, Gary Dennis, would not discuss the specifics of the tape during a news conference in New York. But Allred said it appears to show a separate incident from the 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse that Kelly faces in Chicago, though she acknowledged she could not be ``100 percent certain'' that the man in the tape is Kelly. Steve Greenberg, an attorney for Kelly, noted that lack of certainty. ``It is not him,'' Greenberg said. He also said that Kelly ``denies that he is on any tape with underaged girls.'' Dennis, an assistant at a nursing home, said he was cleaning out a box of old VHS tapes in his Pennsylvania home recently when he found the footage, on a tape that was labeled with Kelly's name. Dennis said he has never met Kelly and doesn't know how the tape came to be in his possession. He said that because the tape also has a sports game on it, he believes it may have come from a friend. ``To my shock and surprise, R. Kelly appeared to be on the tape, but not in concert,'' Dennis said. ``Instead he was sexually abusing underaged African-American girls.'' ``I was disgusted and horrified when I saw that,'' Dennis said.

Allred said they assume the girls in the video were underage because they didn't appear to have developed. The charges Kelly faces in Chicago are in connection to three girls and one woman. Prosecutors have said they have video of Kelly sexually abusing one of the girls. Kelly has been trailed for decades by allegations that he victimized women and girls, and he was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008 related to a tape that prosecutors said showed him having sex with a girl as young as 13. He and his attorneys have repeatedly denied allegations of sexual misconduct, and he has pleaded not guilty to the charges filed last month in Chicago. In an interview that aired Wednesday and Thursday on ``CBS This Morning,'' Kelly pleaded with viewers to believe that he never had sex with anyone under age 17 and never held anyone against their will. Allred, who represents women who say they were abused by Kelly, said the tape from Dennis was turned over to law enforcement in the federal Eastern District of New York. She didn't say why it went to that venue. A representative for the office declined to comment. Allred encouraged anyone who was in possession of similar tapes to come forward, either to her or to law enforcement. A Chicago police spokesman referred questions about Allred's news conference to the prosecutors handling the case. That office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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Lennox Lewis Interview By Cameron Buford whatsgoodinsports.com The three-time boxing world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is also a two-time lineal champion. Additionally, he remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed title before he retired from the sport with a record of 42-1-1 with 32 KO. Fortunately, I had an opportunity to discuss his career with him, his League of Champions foundation and his partnership with PBC and FOX. Lennox Lewis was born in London, England back in 1965 from Jamaican parents. Having moved to Ontario, Canada at age 12. Like most children at that age, Lewis was sent outside to play with his friends. They often found themselves on playing soccer, cricket and basketball. His own words, “I’m a true athlete.” So, this natural athletic ability led him to excel in each sport including football. In 1982 he helped his high school’s basketball win the Ontario provincial championship. Although Lewis enjoyed playing other team sports, he enjoyed being solely in control of his destiny more. Emphatically stating “boxing really excited me for that reason,” because “boxing depends on you. In boxing, you are your own team. If you worked hard and dedicated yourself, you’d be successful.” Once he decided to peruse a boxing career Lewis won the World Amateur Junior title. He then earned his way on to the Canadian Olympic team. In the 1984 Olympics, at the age of 18, Lewis fought as a Superheavyweight and lost to Tyrell Biggs, the eventual gold medalist. As a true competitor, Lewis really wanted to win that Gold medal for his country, so he chose to compete in the Seoul Olympics. It was in 1988, that he won the Gold medal in the Superheavyweight division for Canada. In High School used to sneak into the Chess club, before joining the Chess Club. Throughout his many years of traveling, just so happened his trainer at the time, was an avid chess player. So, they played chess as a time filler throughout their travels to various countries. Though he soon became to realize, “Chess is life.” “When you make a move, you have to make sure it’s the right move. That you’re protected and that it’s a positive move.” “How chess works in boxing, the same thing; you have to foresee what a man’s going to do, foresee what you want to do. Have a plan of attack and go for it.” He applies this same technique to the youth he works within his LOC Boxing camp. “If you have a kid out here playing chess, that kids not going to go out and rob someone. Because hopefully, he will realize that the next three moves are not good.” This is a fantastic strategy to help children to understand the value of consequences. After he won the Gold in 1988, Lewis went back to London to peruse his professional career. Though Frank Bruno was the man in London, at the time, and there became a time where the town wasn’t big enough for them both. Lennox liked to refer to that situation as, “He is the old, I am the new.” There was a “battle of Britain, at one time and the public was split. In order to get everyone on my side, me and him had to fight. So, they could see who the best was!” In this fight for Britain, “Bruno came into the ring to some British music, I came into Bob Marley!” He turned professional in 1989 and went on to gain the European title in 1990 and the British Commonwealth Heavyweight title in 1992. He was officially crowned the WBC Heavyweight Champion in January of 1993. In November 1999 Lewis and Evander Holyfield met once again in the ring after their earlier fight ended in a controversial draw. This time Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, unifying the WBC, WBA, IBO and IBF titles. When I asked him about Stewart, Lennox’s next word was, “Emanuel Stewart is a trainer of champions!” The passion and tone in voice told me more than his words did. Having admired the style of the Detroit fighters he’s seen, he became interested in their trainer Emanuel Stewart, after seeing him at the Pan Am games in Indianapolis, where he first met former Heavyweight championship, Muhammed Ali. Lennox and Stewart met in Toronto during the North American game where Stewart began to question him on his style, prior to becoming his trainer. Though it would be

Lennox Lewis on PBC on FOX set. (FOX Photos courtesy photo)

Lennox Lewis, Chris Meyers and Joe Goossen at Barclays Center on Jan 26. (FOX Photos courtesy photo)

a couple years before the two would partner up, their bond was nearly unbreakable before Stewart’s untimely passing. In the several years, the Lennox Lewis was the undisputed Heavyweight Champion he had multiple signature moments, with and without Stewart in his corner, in his illustrious career; I already mentioned the fight with Bruno for their country, need I remind you of his 24 consecutive rounds with Evander Holyfield? If you are truly a boxing fan, you’d know about his loss to hard-hitting Hasim Rahman, only to come back to knock Rahman out in the 5 rounds in their rematch. Many casual boxing fans will recall the highest grossing pay-per-view professional boxing fight, at the time, was his ceremonious defeat of Mike Tyson in 2002. When asked who the toughest fighter he’s faced, Lewis was reluctant to identify a fighter, “they were all pretty tough, whether it’s mental or physical.” So, I then asked him, if he thought the referee should have stopped the fight between, he and Vitali Klitschko. Until he gave me an explanation, I was surprised to hear him say, “no, they shouldn’t have.” He went on to explain that, “Although, he was cut in 17 places around his eye… I don’t think I would love to go down in history as someone who blinded somebody.” I then began to understand the compassion the former Heavyweight Championship has in his heart. In 2002, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Lewis with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). The CBE is an esteemed honor for a British citizen, just one rank below knighthood. In 2008, Lewis was World Boxing Hall of Fame, the World Boxing Council’s Hall of Fame inductee and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. In June 2009, Lewis was also inducted in his first year of eligibility into the revered International Boxing Hall of Fame. Lewis has also been honored by the WBC with his picture image permanently embedded in the WBC Heavyweight championship belt, in 2016. Along with being a major contributor to the

Muhammad Ali Center, Lewis is also a current ambassador for the global-based sports charity, Laureus. He lends his talent and expertise to the Canadian youth boxing center, sponsors a youth chess team, in addition to becoming an annual supporter of countless charities and social causes around the globe. Lewis has participated in each of these charities while in the process of starting his own charity; The Lennox Lewis League of Champions (LOC) Foundation, whose mission is to inspire the next generation of champions for success in the RING of life. When asked why he chooses “It’s important to me because it’s needed, it gives kids something to do, they need a focus.” They help with teaching the children conflict resolution. “We teach the think a lot more, that’s where the chess comes in; we talk a lot more so that these kids realize other kids are going through worse things than they are going through. The boxing program really helps them excel quickly.” All within a two-week camp. Another benefit of the boxing program is these kids learn to deal with defeat. He also mentions that he gives back because Arnie Beam, took him out and exposed him to experiences he may not have otherwise have if Arnie didn’t pay him any attention. Although commentating wasn’t initially in the plans for Lennox, when asked he stated, “I felt great! I believe this is the new network, the network that will give boxing to the people. They are bringing back the old boxers and new boxers. So, everyone is a part of PBC.” His, knowledge in the boxing world provides further credibility to this partnership. As FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions agreed to a 4-year partnership intent on bringing the Sweet Science back to broadcast television. They brought on the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed title and threetime boxing world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, to be a ringside analyst for the PBC fights on the FOX broadcast network and PBC on FOX pay-per-view fights. He will be a color analyst calling the fights for FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT: SHAWN PORTER VS. YORDENIS UGAS on Saturday, March 9 live on FOX along with Chris Myers and legendary Southern California boxing trainer Joe Goossen, in addition to calling the first-ever FOX Sports PBC PPV featuring Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey

Garcia, live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on March 16 with Kenny Albert and Goossen. This will be the four and fifth FOX PBC Fight Night Shows that Lennox works as part of this FOX – PBC deal. This year there are 10 PBC Fight Nights on FOX television, which is sure to gain more viewers to the sport than ever before. There will be additional programming to support these upcoming PBC Fight Nights on FS1. About the upcoming fights: On Saturday, March 9 - WBC Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter will make his first title defense in primetime as he battles Yordenis Ugas in the headliner of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX live from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California Televised coverage begins on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features heavy-handed slugger Efe Ajagba (80, 7 KOs) versus experienced veteran Amir Mansour (233-1, 16 KOs) in an eight-round heavyweight bout, plus a duel between two hard-hitting brawlers as Abel Ramos (23-3-2, 12 KOs) and Francisco Santana (25-6-1, 12 KOs) meet in a 10-round welterweight match in the televised opener. Prelims start on FS1 at 6:30pm ET. Then on Saturday, March 16, in one of the most highly anticipated and intriguing matches in boxing, IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) will defend his title against four-division world champion and current WBC Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia (390, 30 KOs) on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas. I really enjoyed the time Lennox Lewis shared with me. He reassured his image as a humble warrior with a willingness to improve the world around him. I enjoyed discussing his journey to his heavyweight championship and how now spends time encouraging the youth through the sport of boxing as well as his new partnership with PBC and FOX. Please share with me your thoughts on Former Champion or the PBC on FOX’s investment in boxing, by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or @whatsgoodinsports on Twitter.

Garcia Challenges Spence on March 16 By Cameron Buford whatsgoodinsports.com We are now days away from what’s sure to be an early candidate for the fight of the year! This coming Saturday Night, IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) will defend his title against four-division world champion and current WBC Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) on FOX Sports PBC PayPer-View at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas. This matchup came about as Mikey Garcia choose to challenge Errol Spence. This is already one of the most highly anticipated and intriguing matches in boxing ss each of the boxers will be putting their undefeated streaks on the line. Although Spence comes in as the naturally bigger, taller opponent and Mikey has his technical boxing skills advantage. Can Mikey brawl with the bigger Spence or will his size and punching power be too much for Mickey? As Mikey talked to us about his reasoning for wanting to take on this fight, when asked about why he wanted this fight, “The media doesn’t give enough credit to a certain fighter, unless he moves up in weight…” “The reason why I’m doing this is because I want to show everyone that I am a fu$&%#@ badass.” Garcia went to say, “There’s a lot more into my game than you ever thought… In order for me to show you that, I need to take on this challenge, I needed to show what I can do against a top guy like Errol Spence” When we had an opportunity to talk to Errol Spence, I was interested in hearing how he felt about Garcia for calling him out and “if he admired Garcia for wanting to step up and fight him,” Spence responded by saying, “I respect him. I really respect Mikey Garcia and his skills and his talent. It’s apparent. But other than that, I’ll respect him after the fight depending on this whole game plan and things like that. I definitely respect him for taking the fight and now that he’s rising to the challenge, he challenged me.” Spence continued on to say, “I don’t know who I would be fighting or where I would be fighting at if he didn’t call me out. So, this is a great fight and the magnitude of the fight is great too. So, I’m just grateful to have this big fight of this type of magnitude on FOX pay-per-view. So, I’m happy to be at the here right now.” My next question for Spence was, “What concerns you most about Mikey Garcia the most?” He confidently responded by saying, “Nothing really. I feel like I’ve seen every style there is to see. Especially a guy like Mikey Garcia who’s very traditional and has a good full body of work. But at the end of the day, he’s very traditional. I’m very familiar with his style and what he does, things like that. I’ll be prepared for anything that he brings to the table.” Lastly, I asked the IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence, “If he was just as excited to be in this fight as we are to see this fight?” He response was what you might have guessed, as he is going back home to work for a week on the company dime, “I’m definitely excited. I was excited as soon as I found out where it was going to be at and basically it was just an easy fight to make. I wanted to fight, and it made sense for it to happen here. I’m excited to be fighting at home again and especially because we’re fighting at AT&T Stadium.” When asked about this fight the great Richard Shaffer boasted, “In almost 20 years promoting the biggest events, I do not remember a single one event which delivered an undefeated in their prime and top five pound-for-

pound fighter.” He’s right, it’s not often we get to see two undefeated world champions, two world champions in their prime, both recognized among the top five poundfor-pound fighters in the world. Get your popcorn ready, because this is a must-see fight. This Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports PayPer-View event which will be headlined by the unbeaten fighters Spence and Garcia Saturday night, March 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This PBC on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View undercard begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature undefeated former super middleweight champion David Benavidez battling veteran contender

J’Leon Love. Also unbeaten former bantamweight champion Luis Nery taking on former champion McJoe Arroyo and fan-favorite Chris Arreola facing unbeaten Jean Pierre Augustin. Prelims will be aired on FS1 and FOX Deportes and begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT featuring former heavyweight world champion Charles Martin squaring off against unbeaten Dallas-native Gregory Corbin. Tickets for this showdown, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Ringstar Sports, are on sale now and can be purchased at SeatGeek.com, the Official Ticketing Provider of AT&T Stadium. Spence vs. Garcia

will be shown on big screens across the nation through FathomEvents. Tickets can be purchased online at www. FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. As a boxing fan since the mid-eighties, I am extremely excited to see the battle of unbeaten champions. I do like the family bond displayed within the Garcia boxing family; Garcia has a lineage behind him… however, I think the bigger, stronger, likely faster Errol Spence will be too much for Garcia to endure for 12 rounds. Let me know what you think about the potential fight of the year by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or @whatsgoodinsports on Twitter.

Premier Boxing Champions on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View event which will be headlined by the unbeaten fighters Spence and Garcia Saturday night, March 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (courtesy photo)


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identify and arrest those responsible for this senseless crime,” Austin said. The school, which is on spring break, has been in touch with McElhaney’s family, she said. McElhaney is from Oakland, where he was an instructor at Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, the university said. In the fall of 2017, he transferred from California State University East Bay to USC to pursue Jazz Studies. He was an active member of USC’s Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs. “He believed in the power of music to touch lives, to heal, and to bring hope,” Austin said in her statement. “Victor’s loss will affect all of the faculty and students who knew him.” The East Bay Times reported that McElhaney’s family had previously suffered through the killing of Torian Hughes, 17, on Dec. 20, 2015. Hughes was lured to an Oakland street by two suspects under the ruse of buying a gun. “It’s been difficult, but we are grateful that there is some certainty around the next steps in the process,” Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney, who helped raise Hughes and considered him to be her grandson, said after Hughes’ death. “There are too many families that don’t get that when they’re grieving.” The USC community has previously been hit by violent crime. On July 24, 2014, 24-year-old student Xinran Ji was killed after he was attacked by a group of four people as he walked home from a study group near the campus. He made it back to his apartment and died before he was found by a roommate. The attackers were convicted of the killing and sent to prison.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A student who is the son of an Oakland, California, city councilwoman was shot and killed in what might have been a robbery attempt near the University of Southern California campus, officials said. Victor McElhaney, who was studying at USC’s Thornton School of Music, was killed shortly after midnight Sunday about a mile from the campus, USC Annenberg Media reported. McElhaney, 21, is the son of Oakland Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Zachary Wald, the councilwoman’s chief of staff, told the Los Angeles Times. On Sunday night, the councilwoman posted a statement mourning her son’s death. “I miss my baby. Please keep me, my family, and all of my son’s friends in your thoughts and prayers,” she wrote. “We are beginning a new chapter in this reoccurring circle of violence ... And it will take all of us together to make it through this tragedy.” Three or four men approached the victim at the corner of Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard in what might have been a robbery attempt and one shot him, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told Annenberg Media. The men fled in a vehicle, police said. McElhaney was in critical condition when he was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said. He was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. Sunday, Annenberg Media said. No arrests had been made in connection with the shooting as of Sunday afternoon. USC Interim President Wanda Austin sent a letter to students and faculty in which she praised the police investigation. “We appreciate the ongoing and diligent efforts of the Los Angeles Police Department to quickly

Neighbors react as they look at a cellphone picture of University of Southern California student Victor McElhaney, shown by a television reporter near the scene of a crime in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 10, 2019. McElhaney, the son of an Oakland, Calif., city councilwoman, was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt near the USC campus, officials said. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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His he helped each sport ural athleti Ontario pro his c cial cha high schoo including foo Althougvin h Lewis mpionship. l’s basketball wintball. he enjoye enj the Emphaticald being solely oyed playing oth in con er team spo ly stating reason,” bec “boxing trol of his des rts , aus tin rea exc e “boxin are you ited me y more. depends lly yourself,r own team. If gyou for that on you. In you’d be suc On ces l.” worked hard andboxing, you the Wo ce he decided to sfu dedicated peruse a bo on to therld Amateur Junior xing career Ca titl nad e. He Le wo at the age ian n of 18, Le Olympic team. In then earned wis lost to his wa wis the compet Tyrell Biggs, the fought as a Super 1984 Olympic y for his itor, Lewis really eventual gold meheavyweight ands, wanted to dalist. As ntry, so Olympiccou a win he tru s. cho e tha It t Gold me se to com was in 19 the Super 88, dal pete in the heavyweig ht div that he won Seoul In Gold medal before joiHigh School use ision for Canadthe in a. d to ning the Ch of traveling ess Club. sneak into the Ch , just so hap Throughou an avid che ess club, pen t through ss player. So, ed his trainer his many years they pla at the tim t their soon becou e, was ame to reatravels to variouyed chess as a tim s cou lize, e filler “W the right hen you make “Chess is life.” ntries. Though he move.” move. That youa’remove, you have to make sur protected Le ox have to “How chess works Lewi e it’s tesnn esee wh in boxing,and that it’s a po y photo s on PBC on FO want to for sitive the same ) do. Have at a man’s going X set. (FO thi ng you to X Photo He applies a plan of att s coura couple ack and do, foresee what; you this within his LOC Bosame technique to go for it.” was nearlyyears before the tw here playin Lennox xin the g camp. unbreaka o would par youth he Lewis, Ch someone. g chess, that kid “If you hav ble before In the sev wo ris Meye rks Be Stewart’s tner up, their bond cause hopef s not going undisputed e a kid ou eral years, three mo rs and Joe untimely to ull ves t the go He Muhamma y, Goosse are sig avy he ou Len pas help childr nature mo t and rob not good.” weight Ch will realize sing. nox Lewis n at Barcl d Ali Cente en to under for me am Th tha cor nts ays Cente the global is wa pio t ner r, Lewis , the is s n wit , in a fantastic the Aft nex he sta r on Jan strategy tot fight with his illustrious hcarand without had multiple talent and exp-based sports chais also a current London ertohe won the Gond the value of con 26. 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