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Victim of the sex trade „ Brook Bello recounts her experience in film BY GREGG REESE OW CONTRIBUTOR

Young Black princess wanted by sugar dad tonight—(Los Angeles) Need a regular fix of chocolate (serious)— (Hollywood Hills) Cocoa, Mocha, or Caramel, Please—(San Fernando Valley)—recent classified ads found on Craigslist Prostitution is often categorized as being one of the “victimless crimes,” which may be loosely construed as an arrangement between two or more people to engage in behaviors that don’t impact anyone else. In reality, this is hardly the case, as the residual effects result in financial burdens on society in the form of the judicial costs necessary to prosecute and incarcerate the offenders, medical expenses for addressing and impeding the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, and the drain on the social services community as it confronts the daunting task of rehabilitation. None of this even begins to cover the injury to the psyche of sex workers directly engaged in this activity, who are typically categorized as criminal offenders, even though most of them are well below the age of consent when they begin to engage in this sordid business. “The brain does not develop fully until age 24, so if it develops in a life of debauchery, violence and otherwise what will the outcome of that persons behavior be and how will their lives be affected.” —Brook Bello Adolescence is a time of defiance and experimentation, discovery and rebellion, of testing boundaries and pushing limits. Youngsters growing up within the framework of dysfunctional family units, which are rapidly becoming the staple of contemporary society, are an attractive target for the voracious predator, who can spot their quarry with the practiced eye of a carnivore in the midst of the African veldt. No formal textbook may be found on this ancient art of coercion, deception, force, and seduction, but the street itself is a well-established depository of an oral tradition containing a methodology of selecting candidates, typically with poor self-esteem, then beginning the process of “grooming,” “seasoning,” or simply “breaking bitches” before “turning them out” to work on the “stroll” or “tract” (vernacular for the circuit in which sex workers operate). Brook Bello’s dysfunctional childhood made her ripe for the advances—in this case, of a woman at a strip mall in Las Vegas. Through casual conversation, the well-dressed thirtysomething pinpointed the teenager’s longing for affirmation, identity and love. Gaining a position of trust, she plied impressionable young Bello with alcohol and Quaalude pills—also known as “Lemmon 714s,” for the name of the pharmaceutical company scored on the sides of the tablets—before introducing her to the world of escort services. “The problem was, as an adult I liked men naturally and I was only with women out of my deep fear of men because of the extreme abuse, and that is hardly a

reason to choose that lifestyle.” —from Brook Bello’s website/blog “Living above the noise” (http://aftersexslaveryandabuse.blogspot.com/) The sex-for-hire industry became the center of Bello’s life from her mid-teens onward for more than a decade. She ran away from home and meandered back and forth from Vegas, to Los Angeles, to New York, and places in between. “I was gay for a long time, but I was never attracted to women, never ever!” she remembers. Eventually, reprieve came in the form of outside intervention, when the neighbors of the upscale community in which she and the other workers resided began to complain about the strange goings-on at the house in which they plied their trade. Mounting outside pressure forced the operation to fold, and both proprietors and merchandise had to vacate the premises. Being uprooted from this environment proved to be a blessing in disguise, as Bello took off again for Los Angeles, this time finding the recovery that she’d longed for.

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a friend’s clandestine baptism on the shores of the Persian Gulf. She moved on to the nation of Bahrain, an oil-rich kingdom with the reputation of being the fastest growing economy in the Arab world, where the wealthy can indulge in hedonist excesses in relative freedom from the dictates of the Muslim doctrine that dominate that part of the world. To facilitate the transformation of the desert empire into a jet-set gathering spot, Bahrain relies on scores of guest workers from such locales as India, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka to erect the shining architecture that graces the increasingly cosmopolitan country, accompanied by allegations of human rights violations, both for employed visitors, and native-born political dissenters. As in many Islamic countries, the question of women’s rights is a hot-button topic, and although prostitution is strictly forbidden by Islamic law, Bahrain is alleged to be a prime destination for Middle Eastern sex trafficking, and is often called “the brothel of the Gulf.”

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to wellness. True rehabilitation, she continues, “takes time and patience to heal and then discover.” Well what do ya know, D-O-double-G Major pimpin, out in D.C. And I’m a young pimp, got a lot of growin left And you’s a young hoe with a lot of hoein left —from “A Bitch I Knew” by Snoop Dogg For generations, the pimp, along with other criminal figures, has been an anti-hero championed for rebelling against the tyranny of an oppressive establishment. The status of this dubious role model has, alas, been enhanced by the mushrooming popularity of Hip Hop and Rap music. The corrosive influence of a misogynistic art form, which promotes the degradation and exploitation of females, is surely a scourge on the social order with possibly long-term negative effects. On June 13, Bello screened “Survivor: living above the noise,” before a select crowd at Culver City’s

But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore. —Isaiah 42:22 Healing involved a transformed lifestyle as well as securing appropriate employment. Surviving with dignity meant developing skills in cosmetology and waitressing to provide clothing, food, shelter and the other niceties of daily living. Regaining emotional and mental health required spiritual renewal by way of Pastor Beverly “Bam” Crawford, D.D., of the Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church in Inglewood. Crawford’s message of “restoration of the damaged soul” held special resonance for Bello, who considers her years in the sex trade as a form of “soul assassination.” Bello found positive guidance through mentors like Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight, and began taking acting classes as a foundation for what would become a successful film career with appearances in several television series, including “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.,” “JAG,” “Stargate SGI,” and the feature motion picture “Strange Days,” directed by Academy Award-winner Katherine Bigelow. Publication of a book of poetry added the title of author to her resume and furthered the healing process, but Bello remained haunted by the specter of her past, which partially manifested itself in her difficulty forming interpersonal relationships due to trust issues. She made a gigantic step forward when she came to the realization that part of the healing process was “not to be so self-focused.” Recognizing that she was not alone in either her past exploitation or her on-going recovery, she took the next step in her therapeutic recovery, honing her skills as a filmmaker, by writing and directing a documentary titled “Survivor: living above the noise.” The 80-minute film covers her past trauma, and her interactions with others while struggling to get on with her life. In an effort to connect with different cultures to better understand her own plight, she traveled to the Middle East, where she encountered folk from different backgrounds also shackled by the chains of bondage in one form or the other. One of the most poignant moments occurred when she participated in

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Initially conceived as a labor of love, her documentary earned her yet another accolade when it was selected to be a last-minute addition to the prestigious 2012 Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. Anyone interested in “Survivor: living above the noise,” or getting involved in the movement to prevent human trafficking may access the website www.abovethenoisethefilm.info. Bello also maintains another website at www.aftersexslaveryandabuse.blogspot.com, geared towards motivating anyone embarking on the journey of deliverance from the myriad forms of mental and physical bondage. The next project on her agenda is the establishment of a nonprofit organization, along with a transitional housing center, to provide other female survivors with, as her website puts it, “a safe place to heal.” Even more important than the physical sanctuary it will afford are the healing seminars, life-skills classes, and other rehabilitation components of the therapeutic programs she is planning. “I hope that people will understand that just because someone is out of the clutches or acts of sexslavery physically, the journey to wholeness is psychological,” Bello says. Removing the victim from an oppressive environment is only one step on the road

Mayme Clayton Library. During the following panel discussion, facilitated by law-enforcement officials, social services, and private nonprofit organizations, the emerging practice of utilizing sex trafficking as a source of income by area street gangs was mentioned. The transition from traditional gang activities like narcotic distribution to flesh peddling is logical, and sound from a business point of view: there is less likelihood of arrest, and even if one is “pinched,” the sentences are much less severe. Instead of funneling the profits from sales into buying more product, the trafficker merely sends his “product” back out into the streets to generate more revenue. A street walker is repetitively “rented” instead of being sold in one single transaction, and the penalty for selling a “dove,” or $20 worth of dope, is much greater than the sale of a human being. To the larcenous entrepreneur, the sex trade is the new crack. Criminal enterprise, like virtually every method of marketable exchange, has been transformed by the advent of the Internet, and carnal commerce is no exception. The online community simultaneously made solicitation easier for buyer and seller, while providing a geographical buffer to intervention by

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According to figures recently released by the United States Department of Labor, African Americans continue to suffer an unemployment rate significantly higher than the rest of the country. While the national rate for June is 8.2 percent, unchanged from May, the rate for Blacks has climbed almost a full percentage point from 13.6 to 14.4 percent. This compares to an 11 percent rate for Hispanics for both months. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) last year held a national jobs tour in order to put a spotlight on the situation. But not much has changed for Blacks. This year Congresswoman Karen Bass, says the CBC is focusing on what she calls the “voter suppression” voter identification laws, taking back the House of Representatives, maintaining control of the Senate and re-electing President Barack Obama. If all of this is done, then a jobs bill that the president proposed could actually have a chance of becoming law. Since June of 2011, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for African Americans has bounced around, hitting 16.2, dropping to 14 and 13 percent, and now climbing back up again. As Blacks continue to disproportionately bear the brunt of the nation’s economic struggle, the question once again arises: What will it take to turn this situation around? One answer, according to Thomas Danny Boston, creator of the Atlanta-based Gazelle Index is to look inward. The Gazelle Index is a quarterly survey of the current conditions, outlook, and future hiring plans of small, minority and women business owners. The index is unique in that it provides time-sensitive information based on a nationally representative sample of businesses owned by African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic/Latinos, non-minorities/Whites, Asian Americans, women and men. Boston writes in a blog posted on the site in April that one of the most effective strategies for reducing Black unemployment is to support Black-owned businesses. An economics professor at Georgia Tech and expert on minority and small businesses, Boston bases his conclusion in part on the last government census on small business—the Survey of Business Owners (SOB), conducted in 2007 and a random sampling of 350 African American CEOs the Index conducted that same year. What the questioning revealed was that 64 percent of the employees in Black firms were African American, and that according to the SOB, the nation’s 1.9 million Black firms employed a total of 921,032 people, and 589,460 were African American. Boston goes on to conclude that Black companies are capable of employing 23 percent of unemployed African Americans if they receive the support needed. In a similar piece, “The Job Creating Power of the Black Dollar,” the Gazelle Index creator also points out that, according to the index survey, about 26 percent of revenues in Black firms come from African American consumers and businesses. Additionally,

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the survey found that Blacks spend about 6 cents of every dollar with a Black company. If that doubled, Boston says more than half a million jobs might be created, and that would reduce Black unemployment by nearly three percentage points. Boston identified the support needed as improving access to government contracting, being part of the corporate supply chain, and increasing business to business as well as retail transactions. Aubrey Stone of the California Black Chamber of Commerce agrees with Boston that African American-owned companies could play a big role in reducing unemployment if given support, but he wants to take that solution even further. “The most obvious (support) is to increase the utilization of Black businesses. But I add one caveat— I think African American chambers have a special obligation of creating more Black businesses.” Stone detailed some Small Business Administration numbers that delineate the situation. In California, there are in excess of 1 million White women-owned businesses, 860,000 Hispanic, 475,000 Asian and only 125,000 Black firms. In order to attack the unemployment problem, Stone believes more viable (larger and financially solid) African American businesses must be created and sustained. This will require a mind-set change by Africans Americans from “I gotta have/get a job” to “I want to start a business to create jobs.” And these new businesses must be in demand/growth areas like the green economy. Congresswoman Bass also pegs the healthcare industry as an area where the community must fight for African Americans to get jobs and points to the approval of the Affordable Healthcare Act and the upcoming re-opening of Martin Luther King Hospital as driving forces. But people need to think beyond doctors to all of the many other occupations in the industry. Tunua Thrash, head of the West Angeles Community Development Corp., also believes that firms controlled by Blacks as well as nonprofits like hers can play a key role in reducing unemployment, and one critical support the firms need is the monitoring of their ability to tap into public contracting opportunities, which will subsequently increase their business revenues. Prior to 1996, affirmative action programs played a critical part in making sure that there was some

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Romney takes his message on jobs, the economy to the NAACP „ Convention-goers seem open to many points BY STANLEY O. WILLIFORD OW EDITOR

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney spoke to a generally warm and welcoming crowd at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) convention in Houston Wednesday, thanking them for their hospitality and assuring them that as president it would be returned. “This is an honor to address you, one I had not expected and one I value very highly,” Romney said, adding that he appreciated the chance to speak a day before Vice President Joe Biden would address the organization. “I just hope the Obama campaign won’t think you’re

playing favorites,” he said jokingly. Romney’s talk ranged across a wide variety of subjects, including unemployment, education, the family, the free enterprise system, the economy, success in business, Social Security and religion in a speech designed to show congruity with the mostly Black convention-goers. The Republican presumptive nominee made only one noticeable slip-up. Halfway through his talk, when he said part of his plan to reduce government spending would include removing Obamacare, he was interrupted by a prolonged chorus of groans, if not boos. Romney’s speech lasted just over 24 minutes and seemed to go over well. At several points he was interrupted by clapping, even at times enthusiastic. “With 90 percent of African Americans, who typically vote for Democrats, some may wonder why a Republican would bother to campaign in the African

American community and address the NAACP,” Romney said early in his speech. “One reason, of course, is that I hope to represent all Americans of every race, creed and sex orientation, from the poorest to the richest to everyone in between. But there’s another reason: I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my heart, and if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African American families, you would vote for me for president.” Romney said if he did not believe his policies and leadership would help families of color “more than the policies and leadership of President Obama, I wouldn’t be running for president.” “The president wants to make this campaign about blaming the rich, and I want to make this campaign

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State’s homeowners get their bill of rights „ Document signed by Gov. Brown The California Homeowner Bill of Rights, sponsored by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. According to the attorney general’s office, “the California Homeowner Bill of Rights will bring fairness, accountability and transparency to the state’s mortgage and foreclosure process by restricting the practice of ‘dual tracking,’ requiring a mortgage lender to assign a reliable point of contact for borrowers, and imposing civil penalties on the robo-signing of mortgage and foreclosure documents. To learn more about the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, visit: www.oag.ca.gov. The bill was signed at 10 a.m. in the Ronald Reagan State Building auditorium at 300 S. Spring St., Los Angeles., and at 2 p.m. in the State Building in San Francisco.

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Sheriff Lee Baca and District Attorney Steve Cooley condoned a longstanding secret program to hide evidence of brutality by deputies against inmates in Los Angeles County jails by bringing assault charges against the victims, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU) alleges in a civil rights lawsuit filed Tuesday. The complaint, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of local defense attorney Jeffrey Douglas, contends that abused inmates are regularly charged for assault on any deputy involved in a use-

of-force investigation. The charges serve to cover up deputy misconduct because the threat of serious jail time frequently results in plea bargains, which insulate the county and individual deputies from potential civil liability and protects the deputies from disciplinary or criminal proceedings for their abuse, according to the ACLU. Reports by advocacy groups, jail monitors and media outlets have documented alleged instances of deputy-on-inmate violence in the Los Angeles County jail system. “For any justice system to merit that name, the first principle must be that those who are charged with enforcing the law themselves obey it,” said plaintiff’s attorney Benjamin Gluck. “By this lawsuit, we

seek nothing more, but will accept nothing less.” Baca spokesman Steve Whitmore said the sheriff had not yet reviewed the complaint, but that it appears to “inappropriately” place blame on the wrong people. “We’ve done nothing wrong,” Whitmore said. “From what we hear, it appears to be a gross mischaracterization and inappropriately lays blame. We look forward to answering these allegations.” The lawsuit identifies what the ACLU alleges are examples of where the district attorney’s office and sheriff ’s department suppressed evidence, which was later uncovered by Douglas, resulting in either dismissal of charges or acquittal at trial. The ACLU said it had also filed a complaint with the State Bar against Cooley, demanding the appointment of an independent counsel with sufficient staff to review all cases that have resulted in guilty verdicts or pleas since the program was allegedly adopted. The plaintiffs are also seeking a civil grand jury investigation. Cooley, who did not seek reelection and is finishing out his final term, called the lawsuit “a blatant

attempt to mislead the public and the court.” He said he is confident” that his office’s policy on the sharing of evidence with the defense “complies with the highest constitutional and statutory standards.” The ACLU contends that Cooley and Baca have jointly “corrupted” criminal trials for more than a decade, turning them into “truth-concealing perversions of justice: a system of injustice for all criminal defendants,” said Mark Rosenbaum, chief counsel of the ACLU. “This latest in a seeming unending series of law enforcement scandals on the part of county officials means that there can be no assurance that any of the many thousands of prosecutions during this period resulted in a fair trial,” he said. Douglas said that as a practicing defense attorney for 30 years, he is “shocked” by what he alleges is the illegal secreting of evidence by county officials. “The choice of our elected officials to disregard flagrantly the statutory and constitutionally required disclosure of accusations of misconduct by sheriff deputies is shocking,” he said.


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ALABAMA For the first time in its 22-year history, the International Black Summit’s annual event is taking place in Birmingham, Aug. 25. The community-based event occurs the first weekend in August each year in locations throughout the world. Participants have learned to use the summit’s transformation technology to support them in realizing their personal vision as well as their collective visions for the Black community and the world. The summit’s official declaration includes an affirmative statement:“We declare ourselves, our community and all communities whole and complete. There is nothing to do except be.”

ACROSS BLACK AMERICA Deputy Mayor Russell Benford recently joined corporate executives, civic leaders and noted professionals to honor 100 Caribbean-Americans for their achievements in South Florida at Identify Connect Activate the Black Accomplished (ICABA) event. The black-tie recognition program was followed by a traditional Caribbean fete, complete with island-inspired cuisine and musical performances. ICABA’s signature coffee table book showcasing the honorees was also unveiled, along with a digital version accessible via the company’s website. “This salute is the first time Caribbean Americans have been honored for their impact on South Florida in such a far-reaching and fitting way,” said Jerome Hutchinson Jr., president and CEO of ICABA Media Holdings. “[This] is only the beginning as this now-connected, powerhouse, group of people activate and form a network for collective empowerment.”

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The National Education Association recently honored 13 of America’s human and civil rights heroes at its annual Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. “We celebrate our civil rights heroes, both past and present, because the struggle for social justice continues, Ralph Abernathy and by holding up these heroes we inspire the next generation,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. “The people we honor at NEA’s Human and Civil Rights Awards Dinner, whether they are widely acclaimed or unsung, motivate us to purposeful and principled action by providing a vision of what the world could be with cooperation and understanding.” Black honorees included Jerry Gore, founder of the Freedom Time museum; civil rights leader the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy; educator Theresa Bwanya Kashale; civil rights activist Caroline Hunter; and the Rev. Mark Kiyimba, the outspoken opponent of Uganda’s proposed anti-homosexual legislation.

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Much of Chicago and a goodly portion of the nation’s capital are grappling with questions of why Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has been out on medical leave for a month with no explanation of where he is and what he’s suffering from. Most of the colleagues with whom he serves in the House of Representatives who’ve been asked said they have no idea of what the problem might be. “Rep. Jackson’s office first indicated on June 25 that he was taking a ‘medical leave of absence’ and that he had been gone since June 10,” said the Huffington Post. “The reason initially given was ‘exhaustion,’ but since then, his staff has said that he checked into an in-patient medical facility at an undisclosed location and that his condition is more serious than originally thought.” Later, without being more specific, the 47-year-old congressman’s office said he is struggling with “physical and emotional ailments” worse than what was previously thought. His father, civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, during an appearance on a local Chicago NBC affiliate station, said it was inappropriate to ask about his son’s medical condition. “No, that’s inappropriate,” he told the questioner. “I speak as a father. During this pain, as he comes out

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three years. In collaboration with UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and Black Girls Rock!, Imagine a Future will document the current state of Black beauty with an in-depth look at the influences—people, fashion, music, education, pop culture— and provide tools and resources to foster a greater sense of self and confidence within the next generation of young Black girls. All three organizations came together at the Essence Music Festival to kick off Imagine a Future with the announcement of several exciting opportunities for young girls throughout the country. During Essence festival, My Black Is Beautiful distributed six book awards totaling $3,000 to Black female students through the UNCF Empower Me Tour book award sweepstakes. Additionally, one New Orleans-based Black female student received a $5,000 academic scholarship.

ILLINOIS McDonald’s announced its list of honorees for the 2012 McDonald’s 365Black Awards, which includes multi-platinum and 10-time Grammy award-winning recording artist Chaka Khan; global humanitarian, best-selling inspirational author/entrGrant, Tamia Hill epreneur Bishop T.D. Jakes; Grammynominated R&B singer/songwriter Tamia and husband, professional NBA basketball player Grant Hill; teenage inventor Tony Hansberry II; youth empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector; and McDonald’s owner/operators Tina and Harold Lewis. The McDonald’s 365Black Awards were held on July 6 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater and are given annually to salute outstanding individuals who are committed to making positive contributions that strengthen the African American community.

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s 26th General President Ozell Sutton and former Executive Secretary James Huger along with the remaining living members of the Montford Point Marines were recently honored with the Congressional Gold Medal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. James Huger Sutton and Huger were presented the medal by President Barack Obama, saluting them for being among the first Blacks to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps, the last branch of the U.S. military to allow Blacks to serve. The two join a long list of Alpha men in being the first to open the doors of opportunity through which many, such as former Sen. Edward Brooke (R-Mass.), Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell (D-N.Y.), and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have passed.

LOUISIANA Procter & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB) recently announced Imagine a Future, a new initiative designed to positively impact the lives of 1 million Black girls over the next

of his crisis, we will be with him. And we hope that he’ll be fully restored to his health. Right now, he’s going through a tremendous challenge.” The congressman’s Jesse wife, Sandi Jackson Jr. Jackson, the alderman from Chicago’s 7th Ward, met with the media recently but would divulge nothing concerning where the congressman is or what he’s suffering from. “I think it’s important to say that I love my husband very much,” she said during the news conference. “As a wife, my primary concern is that of my children. I just want to make sure that they are taken care of and provided for, and we’re just going to continue doing the good work that we’re doing here in the city of Chicago.” The Rev. Jackson said Tuesday that his son is ‘slowly regaining his strength’ and is ‘taking his time and recovering,’” the Huffington Post reported.

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kindergarten through sixth grade. Tootie’s Education Empire is a new concept in children’s programming that uses skits, humor, animal wildlife visits to the set, families learning together as groups, sibling role models, cooking, experiments, and more as a means to engage the television audience. Angela Hall Visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/152590092/tooties-education-empire-a-childrens-tv-show-pilot through Aug. 4, 2012.

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NEW YORK Angela Hall, a Gospel recording artist, is also a state certified educator currently running a campaign on Kickstarter.com to raise capital for her own children’s TV show. Tootie’s Education Empire is a program that utilizes the arts to teach concepts and skills to upper and lower elementary-aged schoolchildren in

The Comcast Foundation has awarded approximately $2 million in scholarships through the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program to nearly 2,000 high school seniors across the U.S. during the 2011-2012 school year. Each year, Comcast works with high school principals and guidance counselors to identify the best and the brightest seniors who are exemplary in their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. This year, 47 percent of the students came from diverse backgrounds, including 17 percent African American, 14 percent Hispanic, 11 percent Asian and 4 percent multiracial. Since the inception of the Comcast Leader and Achievers Program in 2000, $17.4 million has been awarded to approximately 17,000 deserving students to use toward their pursuit of a higher education. *** The Smart Bunch is an animated eBook series that teaches and entertains children regarding Science Technology Engineering and Math, or so-called STEM courses. The series will help young children to develop reading, math, science and vocabulary skills. African Americans represent only 8 percent of the engineers that the United States produces every year. There are only a total of 31.2 percent of African American students who enter college as an engineering major and graduate with a degree. The Smart Bunch series was created to educate and entertain children, grade levels K-5. Additional games and activities will be developed to keep parents and children involved in STEM activities.


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Practical Politics „ All eyes on the continent of Africa BY DAVID L. HORNE OW CONTRIBUTOR

In 2012, Africa is getting primary attention, to be sure. Egypt is in Africa, as are Libya and Tunisia—three countries prominent in the Arab Spring dynamics. Mali, a major challenge now, partially because of the availability of NATO and French-supplied arms in Libya, is becoming a huge headache, and Somalia remains a serious problem. Senegal rather quietly had a major election that smoothly transitioned from one administration to another. Libya and Egypt had democratic votes for new leadership for the first time in decades, while most of the AU countries continued to refuse to arrest a sitting African head of state, as called for by the International Criminal Court. Static, Africa is not. China is in Africa’s wheelhouse big-time in terms of economic investment, exports and business relations. France never left, and neither did Britain, both former colonial metropoles maintaining strong political-economic ties—the French through the CFA Zone and the post-colonial pact, and the British through its African Commonwealth zone. America, not wanting to be too late to the party, has now thrown down its own gauntlet. On June 14, 2012, President Obama issued his “U.S. Strategy Towards Sub-Saharan Africa.” In one way, this document was a restatement and elaboration of what the president had said on his trip to Ghana in 2009, before visiting the infamous Door of No Return at El Mina slave castle on the Ghanaian coast. Both there and in the new statement, he reemphasized two major foci: the U.S. principal support for democratic institutions and good governance in Africa, and for expanding economic investment and commercial partnerships, based on the idea that “democratic institutions lead countries to achieve greater prosperity and stability, are more successful in mitigating conflict and countering transnational threats, and serve as stronger partners of the United States.”

Beyond the Rhetoric „ Diasporans doing business with Africa BY HARRY C. ALFORD OW CONTRIBUTOR

For the love of Africa, we must commit to becoming a unified Diaspora. That unity cannot happen without economic engagement. Booker T. Washington told us more than 100 years ago that if we start our own businesses and begin to do business with each other, not only will we survive but indeed prosper. We should adhere to his wisdom and make it so that it becomes a campaign to incubate businesses wherever we are and to start doing

The Ghana speech can be viewed as the precursor to this new iteration, including defining most of the major principles of the administration’s Africa policy. The other two points added in the new document, but barely mentioned in the 2009 speech, were “ensuring regional security, and continuing to improve developmental assistance initiatives to Africa.” The regional security issue invokes the specter of the expansion of Africom, the U.S. military command for Africa—a Bush initiative— that is currently headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, but that made a major permanent step into the continent via the 2011 Libyan conflict, which removed Muammar Gadhafi from power. The last issue involves quality-of-life improvement activities in Africa, including health, protecting the environment, etc. Looked at another way, this new document, with the introduction of at least one novel strategy—a “Doing Business in Africa Campaign” by the Obama administration—can be called President Obama’s first organized, clear and decisive plan to promote Africa’s governmental and economic development, with implementation teeth included. America’s interest in Africa, signaled by this new policy statement, has apparently spiked upwards. This change was reflected in the lively participation of the U.S. in the recent Global African Diaspora Summit in South Africa this May. The U.S. has also recently put pressure on Uganda and other African countries, urging them to stop restricting freedom of the press, to increase the support for inclusive participation in local and national affairs, and to stop suppressing LGBT groups. This latter issue is a very tough sale on the continent, and will not be resolved soon. This new policy has already stepped on some political toes in Washington. As mentioned in one of my earlier columns, Congressmen Bobby Rush and Chris Smith had introduced H.R. 4221 to expand the influence of the current African Growth and Opportunity Act, and there was (and is) a companion Senate bill, S.B. 2215. Neither legislative effort has gotten out of committee, or gotten full congressional votes, because the administration has signaled that it sees them as interfering in its foreign policy initiatives, namely, this new Africa statement. Africa is indeed in high cotton right now. The other interesting fact is that the president issued this new policy in the middle of his re-election

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business with each other globally. I am talking about trade and investment throughout the African Diaspora, which will create jobs, healthcare, infrastructure and wealth. The land of our origin is blessed with more natural resources than any other continent on this earth. It is only fitting for us to use that as a basis for our new-found entrepreneurship. Every child of African descent should have a focus on doing business in some form with Africa and creating business relationships with businesspersons from Africa. That will be the key to our commonality. There are 1 billion souls on the continent of Africa. South America possesses more than 150 million members of the African Diaspora. North America approaches 50 million and the Caribbean is predominantly Black. Then there is adequate representation within the populations of other continents. One thing, unfortunately, is common in most places: members of the African Diaspora are on the bottom rung of the economic ladder. This must change, but it

Counting the Cost „ Gloating over the high number of unemployed BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX TRICE EDNEY COLUMNIST

The unemployment rate has hovered above 8 percent for several months, most recently holding ground at 8.2 percent; the same as last month. Meanwhile the African American unemployment rate went up, technically to 14.4 percent, and we all know that means the real rate is even higher—in excess of 25 percent. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney interrupted his vacation to gloat about the number of Americans who are experiencing misery, and his gloating might be at least somewhat amusing were this not the same man who says he likes to fire people. The 8.2 percent unemployment is not in President Barack Obama’s best interest. Many who are feeling the misery and pain are open to an alternative, even if it is one as muddled and confused as candidate Romney who doesn’t support healthcare reform, but pushed a plan similar to the one President Obama passed. This man has so talked out of his mouth, that a simple reel of his contradictory quotes would make it clear how confused, or deliberately deceiving he is. The good news for President Obama is that the lower the unemployment rate goes, the better his chances for re-election. The better news for President Obama is that many people don’t snap into campaign mode until after Labor Day. People want jobs, to be sure, but the summer numbers even if they are level, don’t alarm everyone. The employment reports that our president has to pay the most attention to are those released Sept. 7 and Oct. 5. This is when Republicans will get all cranked up and suggest that President Obama can’t handle the fractured economy he inherited. Can the unemployment rate drop? Well, if Republicans would pass the American Jobs Act, an actual plan for employment, it might. It is in the interest of the nation’s unemployed, but not in the

will not change until we communicate with each other; share best practices and spend our money with each other. The year 2012 will be known as the Year of Organization. We will be participating in a series of summits and conventions that will organize our entrepreneurs and put them on the same page, so to speak. We will constantly call out to the African Diaspora and begin this process. The following are the events we are scheduling: National Black Chamber of Commerce 20th Annual Convention, Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta, Ga., July 19-21, 2012. The theme is “Good Policies Lead to a Great Economy.” This event will be packed full of content, including a matchmaker for our members and more than 100 entrepreneurs from Africa (mainly Botswana). Don’t miss this!— www.nbccconvention.org. Transatlantic International Trade and Investment Symposium, Aug. 1, 2012, Hilton Trinidad, TrinidadTobago: This event will gather entrepreneurs from

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interest of Republican chicanery for the American Jobs Act to be passed. In some ways, Republicans are starving their constituents to thwart President Obama. Similarly, when state and local governments have to lay people off because their budgets are tight, the federal government has previously stepped in to help. Part of the recovery funds (from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) went to state and local governments, some of which turned the money down in the interest of fiscal conservatism. There the Republicans go again, hurting their constituents to thwart President Obama. Part of the reason Republicans can get away with this is because no one is pressuring them. Just like the Tea Party has pushed these people to the right, somebody needs to push them back to center. The Tea Party has virtually obliterated the notion of a moderate Republican, but there must be some out there, and what has to happen is that somebody needs to push back.

“The African American community has to push too. While few of us are Republicans, many of us live in districts with Republican representation.” The African American community has to push too. While few of us are Republicans, many of us live in districts with Republican representation. These representatives need to hear from us, and from our neighbors, not always African American. And these representatives need to hear from our mayors, not always Democratic, who can pressure them to do the right thing by cities. Meanwhile, Republicans fiddle while Rome burns because no one has called them on it. Whenever Romney says President Obama has no plan, some-

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North America, South America (inclusive of the Caribbean) and Africa. The theme is “Reinventing the Triangle” (revolving interaction among the three continents). NBCC President/CEO Harry C. Alford will give the keynote address at this historical event. More details to follow shortly. Leon H. Sullivan Summit IX, Aug. 20-24, 2012, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea: The NBCC aims to populate this summit with our members with the intent of learning the business environment of each subSaharan African nation as they will be represented at this very popular event. Standard charter delegate packages start at $2,012 (which includes coach airfare, double-occupancy hotel rooms, official summit meals, and summit events). Why Equatorial Guinea? There you will experience the natural wonders of the Gulf of Guinea, courtesy of the Equatorial Guinean government and the Equatorial Guinean Tourist Board. Renowned for its many exotic

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Sex trade from COVER STORY page 3 law enforcement. In 2010, the advertising giant Craigslist caved into public criticism by shutting down its erotic service section (said to have generated some $40 million-plus per year), but scores of others, including Backpage, Eros-Guide, MyRedBook, and Naughty Reviews have sprung up, or were already in place to take up the slack and, of course, enjoy the increased business and income created by the void left by the demise of Craigslist. On March 12, in faraway Fairfax County, Virginia, hooligans from an offshoot of one of Southern California’s most notorious exports, the “Underground Gangster Crips” (UGC) were busted for recruiting high school girls still living under their parents’ roofs to provide sex for hire. The gangsters allegedly used the social networking service “FaceBook” to recruit potential additions to their stable, and to troll for johns, or customers. In nearby Falls Church, a high-ranking member

Counting the Cost from OPED page 8 body needs to remind him of the American Jobs Act. Whenever Romney starts babbling about healthcare, someone ought to throw Massachusetts in his face. And when the braying bunch of bobbleheads who call themselves the Tea Party get worked up over the economy, we need to ask them, how many people in your family are unemployed; how much Social Security does your mama have, don’t your kids have student loans, does everyone in your family have healthcare? Fueled by race matters and rhetoric, working-class White people are organized for Romney, someone who would cut education, health-

Beyond the Rhetoric from OPED page 8 beaches and forests, Equatorial Guinea offers something new and exciting for both the new and the most seasoned explorers. www.sullivansummit.org. NBCC Trade Mission to Ethiopia, mid-September, 2012: This nation, with the second largest population in Africa, is opening up its economy and is becoming a true free market. It is rich in resources and is cultivating a new entrepreneurial class. Let’s go and meet them. Fly with us on the classy Ethiopian Air Lines and visit the historical city of Addis Ababa. The history of the nation is noted in the Bible, and dates back to the pharaohs of Egypt. Exact details will follow soon. The First PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference, Nov. 15-17, 2012, Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, Texas. Our sister organization will make its debut with a bang. The intent is to organize PanAfrican entrepreneurs and set policy, issue positions and initiatives that

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of another local export, the legendary Salvadoran gang “Mara Salvatrucha,” or MS-13, was sentenced to 50 years of prison time for prostituting teenage girls to Hispanic day laborers outside retail stores like 7Elevens and Home Depots. Closer to home, 22-year-old pimp Calvin Sneed was shot to death in San Francisco, during the early morning hours of June 4, allegedly by the parents of a 17-year-old runaway he’d been trafficking throughout Southern California. Sneed, who police suspect was affiliated with the “Nutty Blocc Crips” of Compton, had been the subject of another failed shooting in North Hollywood on May 27. Supposedly the girl’s parents were frustrated in their attempts to sever their daughter’s ties to Sneed, who’d promoted her services in classified ads for escort services. Even cyber-aficionados too timid to engage in actual sex-for-pay, can indulge their fantasies in sexually-oriented role play at places like “Second Life: Jail Bait,” where participants may engage in virtual scenarios involving under-aged girls. For generations, American schoolchildren have been taught that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves in 1865. Today, slavery continues, in myriad forms. Legislation to address present-day bondage in all its

care and Social Security and put those “savings” into military spending and tax cuts for the wealthy. In other words, and not for the first time, working-class White people are working against their own economic interests. Meanwhile, if House Republicans want to move an economic agenda that helps some 14 million unemployed people, perhaps they can see their way clear to pass the American Jobs Act. We don’t need all the Republicans, maybe just a third of them, and I’ll wager that perhaps that many have sense enough to see that which their leader, John Boehner (R-Ohio) does not. In any case, let’s make it plain. The unemployment rate is stagnant because Republicans have failed to act. Julianne Malveaux is a D.C.-based economist and author. DISCLAIMER: The beliefs and viewpoints expressed in opinion pieces, letters to the editor, by columnists and/or contributing writers are not necessarily those of OurWeekly.

relate to trade, business development and wealthbuilding, where African Diaspora populations exist. Delegates will meet via online at regular occasions. The November conferences will assess our progress and reset our agenda for the following year. We are developing a website, www.panafricanec.org, which can be read in various languages, including Swahili. This event will be historical so plan to attend. Post Conference Trade Mission to Zambia, Nov. 21-26, 2012, Lusaka, Zambia: This event will take the momentum from the above conference and begin applying it to one of the most stable nations on the continent of Africa. The English-speaking nation has a dynamic American Chamber of Commerce, and we are working with this office to ensure a viable, serious business experience with results. More details to follow. Alford is the co-founder, president/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce®. Website: www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org. DISCLAIMER: The beliefs and viewpoints expressed in opinion pieces, letters to the editor, by columnists and/or contributing writers are not necessarily those of OurWeekly.

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contemporary manifestations is slowly gaining momentum, starting with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, up to the passage within the last few months by state Attorney General Kamala D. Harris of Senate Bill 1133 (making human trafficking a felony), and Assembly Bill 2466 (mandating that trafficking victims receive restitution). As the media glorification of commercial sex

grows, however, be it the cable TV comedy “Hung,” the reality TV show “Gigolos,” or major motion pictures ala “Hustle and Flow,” it sanitizes the notion of sex for hire in the collective mindset, ensuring that the proclivity for treating women and children as carnal commodities will continue both within the realm of deviant society, as well as those considered “normal.”

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crowd, more need to pay attention to this African policy gambit. It is part of what the White House says is a substantial body of Africa-oriented accomplishments by this administration. More on that next week. Just remember the president’s words in the Ghana speech: “I see Africa as a fundamental part of our interconnected world, as partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all our children.”

from OPED page 8 cycle, when clearly most of the American public is not interested, and can easily see it as a distraction. That did not deter the president, however, and that is to be noted. Everything, apparently, is not political in that sense, when it seems simply the right thing to do. Amid small but discernible grumbling by some in the African American community that the president has not and is not doing enough for the “melanated”

Black support from FEATURE STORY page 4 equitable distribution of contracting dollars. That changed with the approval of Proposition 209 by state voters, which banned the consideration of race in contracting, college admissions and hiring. It also eliminated the ability to set quotas for how many women, minority or disadvantaged firms would be used in contracting. Analysis of the impact of this controversial proposition at just one state agency, Caltrans, and detailed on the website, impacts209.org, found that a decade after the ruling was approved by the state supreme court, only one-third of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) certified with the agency prior to 1996 were still in business. These firms also experienced a greater than 50 percent reduction in total awards and contracts from Caltrans. Additionally, MBEs owned by African Americans and by women of color experienced the greatest neg-

Professor David L. Horne is founder and executive director of PAPPEI, the Pan African Public Policy and Ethical Institute, which is a new 501(c)(3) pending community-based organization or non-governmental organization (NGO). It is the stepparent organization for the California Black Think Tank which still operates and which meets every fourth Friday. DISCLAIMER: The beliefs and viewpoints expressed in opinion pieces, letters to the editor, by columnists and/or contributing writers are not necessarily those of OurWeekly.

ative impact post Prop. 209. Thrash contends that no adequate monitoring tools have been put in place of the goals, set-asides and quotas that were built into affirmative action programs. Consequently, it is difficult to accurately determine how many or if any contracts are being awarded to minority businesses. Stone notes that one crucial challenge is that Prop. 209 eliminated the ability to even discuss race. Now conversations revolve around the term small business. There is one program that Thrash and others studying the issue hold as a model worth duplicating. The California Public Utilities Commission implemented General Order 156, which requires utilities in the state to meet supplier diversity goals. Each year, the agency publishes a report to submit to the Legislature Government contracting is especially vital to minority firms, said Boston, because about 12 percent of their revenue across the board is derived from that source, compared to 6 percent for non-minorities. That is even more the case for African American businesses, added the Georgia Tech economist. For example, 33 percent of revenues of companies in the metro Atlanta area come from government contracting.

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Triple shooting leaves 14-year-old girl dead „ Two others were wounded CITY NEWS SERVICE

Despite emotional pleas from family members of 14-year-old shooting victim Unique Russell at a July 6 press conference, the Sheriff ’s Department has yet to receive any additional information about potential suspects in the girl’s Fourth of July murder. Meanwhile, funeral services are planned Saturday at Inglewood Cemetery beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the Manchester side. The shooting claimed Russell’s life and left a 12year-old girl and 21-year-old man wounded in the unincorporated Westmont area adjoining South Los Angeles.

The shooting at 97th Street and Normandie Avenue was reported around 11:15 p.m. July 4, said Sgt. R. Conley of the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department’s South Los Angeles Station. The three victims were transported to hospitals, where Russell died. The victims were among a group of about 100 people gathered in front of a residence and on the street when the suspects–described only as African American males—approached them and opened fire, the Sheriff’s Department reported. A motive for the Fourth of July shooting was unknown, however officials do believe that the suspects had a specific target in mind, and that Russell got in the way. Authorities say they have few leads in the case other than that the shooters were two African

American males wearing hoodies. At the press conference Sheriff ’s officials were joined by Russell’s mother and stepmother who expressed profound grief over the shooting and anger that the so-called street “code of silence” was keeping people from coming forward with information. They begged anyone with information on the case to call the Sheriff ’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 8905500 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. The stepmother also noted that just a short distance away the next night near the intersection of Vermont and Manchester avenues a 15-year-old male was shot and killed. LAPD responded to a shots fired called and found the victim, Eddie Mitchell Jr. Mitchell was entering an apartment complex, when he was shot by an African American male sus-

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pect between the ages of 18 and 20. He was transported to the hospital where he died. LAPD believes the shooting was gang related, although Mitchell is not thought to be a gang member. Anyone with information on this case, can call (213) 485-1383. See www.ourweekly.com for related video.

Communities join to design a promising future for children „ Effort focuses on youngsters up to 5 Residents of the Watts-Willowbrook, BroadwayManchester, West Athens and Compton communities believe they are in the process of bringing out the best in their individual communities and the South Los Angeles region. They are doing this through Best Start, an effort of First 5 LA, an advocacy organization created by California voters to invest tobacco tax revenue in programs that improve the lives of children. In Los Angeles County, Best Start has partnered with these four South Los Angeles communities to design a promising future, focusing attention on children ages 0-5. Best Start is unique, because it is the first program of its kind that has asked community residents to share their concerns, to listen to others’ concerns and then to work together designing and implementing a program that they agree will benefit their community. This place-based effort puts South Los Angeles community members in the driver’s seat in developing projects, obtaining funding, and creating programs that they believe are critical to their specific community. The Best Start program started with the premise that children should be born healthy, maintain a healthy weight, be safe from abuse and neglect, and be ready to learn when entering school. Best Start also launched Get Out and Play to promote the importance of physical activity in helping children maintain a healthy weight. The Get Out and Play campaign, which runs through the summer, will encourage families and children to exercise by sharing tips on: •How to incorporate daily physical activities for children ages 0-5 •Fun and creative ways to play inside and outside •Safety tips for exercise and sports, inexpensive and free ways to create games and physical activities at home Best Start is currently in collaboration with Let’s

Move L.A./Body and Soul at FAME Assistance Corp. to bring a healthy lifestyle message, nutrition education and physical activity and fitness programs to children and their families throughout Los Angeles. Let’s Move L.A. is the West Coast arm of first lady Michelle Obama’s national Let’s Move! campaign to end a nationwide epidemic of childhood obesity. Community members involved in the South Los Angeles regions’ Best Start include parents, business owners, representatives from community-based organizations and others. These members have been attending local partnership meetings where they have not only joined the Best Start educational campaigns, but also have developed a community vision statement. They have learned statistics about their community and its needs, received trainings on topics such as leadership and communications and, importantly, shared their personal insights about their community and their experiences. These community members have devoted their time and passion for more than a year to brainstorming projects. They are now preparing to submit a community plan to the First 5 LA Commission to request funding to make their

Mothers promote physical activity by encouraging toddlers to play outdoors as part of the Get Out and Play campaign.

dreams into a reality. “This is an exciting time for the South Los Angeles communities, as well as other Los Angeles communities participating in this pilot program,” said Marvin Espinoza, South Los Angeles senior program officer. “I’ve seen community members collaborate and grow together. These community residents are

Lakers owner Jerry Buss hospitalized „ Treated for dehydration, a spokesman says CITY NEWS SERVICE

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss was being treated at a hospital yesterday, July 10, for dehydration.

“In response to media inquiries and to dispel rumors and inaccurate reports, we’d like to state that Dr. Buss is in a local hospital where he is being treated for dehydration,” Lakers spokesman John Black said. “He is recovering and is expected to be released soon.” According to TMZ.com, the 78-year-old Buss

united to bring out the best in their communities and I’ve no doubt that they will be successful in making the changes that will greatly improve each of these neighborhoods.” To learn more about Best Start or to get involved, please contact Best Start at (213) 482.7800, or visit the website at beststartla.org.

“fell ill at his home around 9 p.m. Monday, and someone inside the house called 911.” Buss, who has owned the Lakers since 1979, was hospitalized in December for treatment of blood clots in his legs. Officials said the clots were likely the result of extensive traveling.

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„ New schedule allows students to finish first semester before winter break Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will start classes this coming school year sooner than ever before. Pupils in K-12 will begin the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 14, three weeks earlier than usual. The so-called early start calendar had been previously adopted by about 20 schools, mostly in the San Fernando Valley, and now will be rolled out districtwide. “The early-start calendar allows students to complete their first semester prior to winter break,” said Superintendent John Deasy, “which has been shown to have a positive impact on final examinations and grades. Many of the high schools in the Valley that have been on the early start schedule the past few years have reported that it is popular with parents and students.” Last summer, the Board of Education approved an early start date for the nation’s second-largest school district. The move, while requiring no extra funding, was postponed until

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Inglewood pastor charged with felony sexual abuse A pastor at an Inglewood church was charged with nine felony sex-related counts involving an underage girl. Gordon Barrington Solomon, 50, of Christ’s Community Church, pleaded not guilty in Inglewood Superior Court to seven counts of committing a lewd act on a child and one count each of continuous sexual abuse and oral copulation of a person under the age of 14. Solomon is due back in court July 25, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require him to stand trial. The criminal complaint alleges that the crimes occurred between June 1, 2010, and June 30. Solomon was arrested Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department and has remained jailed in lieu of $3 million bail. Solomon met the girl, who is now 14 years old, through his involvement with the church, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Scott of the Special Victims Bureau. Over the past two years, Solomon developed a relationship with the girl and the two exchanged emails and texts of a sexual nature and met at various locations, according to Scott.

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Inglewood Police Department arrested two suspects for an attempted robbery in the 400 block of South Fir Avenue. Further investigation led to the arrests of Jarel Carrillo, 20, of Los Angeles and Curtis Singleton, 18, of Inglewood. Both men were initially suspected in three robbery cases, where victims were lured to an area after they answered ads with the online service Craigslist. Carrillo was later charged with several counts of robbery and held on $200,000.00 bail. Singleton was released, but remains under investigation. Investigators now believe there may be additional witnesses to these crimes and possible additional victims that were robbed by these suspects. Anyone with information or who might have been also victimized by these suspects, are asked to contact: IPD Robbery Section, Det. Torres (310) 412-5249

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The girl’s mother contacted authorities after finding an explicit text Solomon sent to the girl, the sheriff’s sergeant said. If convicted as charged, Solomon could face up to 26 years and eight months in state prison, according to the district attorney’s office.

the start of the 2012-13 school year, in part, to allow families more preparation for a shortened summer. Under the new plan, students will complete their first semester, including exams, before taking a winter break. High school students ending their school year earlier will have more options among college and university summer programs, as well as jobs. In addition, by finishing sooner in the calendar year, all students can consider a broader range of seasonal activities. Only three multi-track schools operate independently from the new schedule: Del Olmo Elementary, Cahuenga Elementary and Bell High School. All others, including 20 new campuses the district plans to unveil in mid-August, will adhere to the new calendar. All student services, including buses and cafeteria meals, will be offered on the first day of school. “We want to make sure that parents know well in advance that it’s important for students to arrive, ready to learn, on Aug. 14,” said Michelle King, senior deputy superintendent, school operations. The 2012-13 school year will end Tuesday, June 4, two weeks earlier than in previous years.


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New coaches join local youth sports programs „ Million-dollar donation will benefit

serve as living, breathing, touchable role models who will periodically visit participating Laureus programs. “We believe in the transformational power of sport as a tool for social good. Today’s coaches go

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beyond the traditional sense of the term coach,” said Moses. “They are mentors, community organizers and mediators. Investing in proper training and offering support for these coaches is vital to sportsbased youth development, especially as youth violence and obesity escalate and school-based programs continue to be decimated by budget cuts. Initiatives like this are essential in America to fill the gap.” See ourweekly.com for related video.

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Recently, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA, an organization that uses sports to improve the lives of youth, launched its Los Angeles initiative, which will train 40 volunteer coaches and place them in 10 sports-based youth development programs that will mentor approximately 5,000 children throughout Los Angeles. Laureus USA will use $1.3 million contributed by Mercedes-Benz, for the national program to train and place 250 coaches from Coach Across America, an AmeriCorps program that trains highly effective coaches in sports and youth development. These coaches will work in sports-based youth programs in underserved neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, and New Orleans. The initiative will give youth opportunities to engage in physical activities with trained coaches who act as mentors in many programs throughout Los Angeles, including Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Brotherhood Crusade, A World Fit for Kids!, After-School All-Stars L.A., America SCORES L.A., Kids in Sports, Woodcraft Rangers, PLAY SOCCER Nonprofit International, Play Rugby USA and Street Soccer. “We collect kids for positive programs before the

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streets collect them,” said Marcus Allen, former Los Angeles Raiders running back and Laureus World Sports Academy member. Laureus, Coaches for America, and the organizations receiving coaches work to curb youth violence, drug use and childhood obesity. The Los Angeles initiative kickoff day, July 9, was celebrated at La Fayette Park, with employees from Mercedez-Benz, coaches from Coach Across America and Laureus World Sports Academy members Allen, Edwin Moses, a two-time Olympic champion in track and field and chairman of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA; Nadia Comaneci, five-time gymnastics Olympic champion; and Tony Hawk, one of the most successful pioneers of modern-day skateboarding. These Academy members

Rangel re-election faces vote-count hurdle in N.Y. „ Espaillat suspicious of board of elections TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE

The decades-long and storied career of New York Congressman Charlie Rangel (D) could be ending on a sour note. Rangel claimed victory, and his major opponent State Sen. Adriano Espaillat conceded defeat June 29, after early returns showed the 40-year congressman with a comfortable lead over his rivals in the primary race for the Democratic nomination to compete in November for 13th congressional district seat.

But as election officials conducted a manual count of votes in the district, which includes parts of Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, Rangel’s lead began to dwindle. At last count, he was ahead of Espaillat by only 802 votes, or about 2 percentage points. And as the New York City Board Charles Rangel of Elections completes its count of 2,600 absentee and affidavit ballots, the congressman’s political future—already weakened by ethics transgressions—seems to be dangling by a thread. But even if he does come out ahead, the contentious race may be far from over. At a press confer-

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Formerly incarcerated women receive three stages of help „ A New Way of Life to hold fundraiser tonight BY JULIANA NORWOOD OW STAFF WRITER

A New Way of Life Reentry Project is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to provide housing and reentry support to formerly incarcerated women and their children by providing a wide range of programs

and services to help facilitate a successful transition back to community life. “We envision a society that treats all people with dignity and respect, and in which communities unite to support their members to excel. A New Way of Life believes in the ability of each of its residents to achieve freedom and independence,” said founder Susan Burton on the organization’s website. As a community advocate, A New Way of Life works to restore the civil rights of people with crimi-

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Pacific Coast Regional center will host four workshops „ Training on how to start and grow a business The small business development center operated by Pacific Coast Regional will host four workshops on developing a successful business during the month of July. The workshops: “Financing Your Business,” “Guided Business Plan,” “Managing Your Business Effectively,” and “Employee Development and

Customer Relations,” are geared toward training prospective, new and growing businesses. They will provide instruction on writing a business plan, operating a business, encouraging employees, financing a business, and more. The workshops are $60 each and include one or two training sessions held at 3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1501, Los Angeles. Participants must pre-register at www.pcrsbdc.org. For more information, call (213) 674-2696.

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The second annual Powerful Black Family Celebration hosted by the American Heart Association will be held Saturday from noon-3 p.m. at the Van Ness Recreation Center, 5720 Second Ave. in Los Angeles. The event will feature educational, life-improving activities as well as tributes to former UCLA Bruin Walt Hazzard and Pastor Billy Ingram. Both died of cardiovascular disease. The goal of the celebration is to empower African Americans with information and tools to live healthier lives in light of the fact that heart disease is the number one killer in Los Angeles County and claims the lives of more African Americans

than all cancers combined. Among the planned activities are free health screenings and a hands-on CPR demonstration; a segment that will show participants how to begin a simple vegetable garden; and fitness demonstrations. Additionally, a Ladies Lounge will feature information sessions geared especially for women including maintaining your hairstyle while incorporating exercise into your life. The Men’s Cave will include a golf clinic and cover topics such as financial health. Finally, a farmer’s market will feature a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables and will include a chef preparing healthy recipes. For more information on the event, call (213) 291-7033.

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nal records to housing, employment, public benefits, and the right to vote. The organization provides three stages of services to residents: Getting Started, which includes pick-ups from prison and jail, clothing, toiletries, 12-step meetings and health services; Getting Established, which consists of assistance with family reunification, custody, and child support, educational programming on rebuilding credit, record expungement, and effective parenting; and Getting Independent, which helps residents search for permanent housing, and support in developing a drug-free lifestyle. “In Los Angeles—home to the largest reentry population in the United States—transforming lives through the provision of direct services is essential, but not enough,” said Burton. “For this reason, we are also dedicated to facilitating a grassroots community organizing effort that can amass enough political power to reverse the discriminatory policies and practices affecting prisoners, former prisoners and

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others with criminal records.” All of Us or None is an initiative that seeks to build a movement to win full restoration of the human and civil rights of people with past convictions. Co-founded in 2003, All of Us or None gives collective voice to people with criminal records in the policies that affect them. A New Way of Life is the coordinator of All of Us or None’s Los Angeles chapter, and has also helped to establish chapters in Long Beach/Compton, Orange County, San Diego, Victorville, and (in collaboration with Time for Change Foundation), San Bernardino. At the forefront of All of Us or None’s work has been the campaign to “Ban the Box,” which is a strategy to increase employment opportunities for people with past convictions by reducing unfair discrimination in the hiring process. It allows applicants with past convictions an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and experience alongside other applicants, ensuring that only recent convictions that are directly relevant to the job are considered. The 2012 national tour of the Ultimate Louisiana Party has partnered with A New Way of Life to bring the best of Louisiana’s unique music, food and culture to raise awareness and funds for the Los Angelesbased nonprofit. The event will feature Louisiana Funk Reggae and Cajun music provided by Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor with special guest The Zydeco Mudbugs. Tickets include a menu of catfish, red beans and rice, and skillet cornbread. Ticket prices are $35 per person or two for $50. Tickets may be purchased online at www.anewwayoflife.org. The benefit will be held tonight from 6-10 p.m. at the Savoy Entertainment Center, 218 S. La Brea Ave., Inglewood. For more information on the organization, visit www.anewwayoflife.org.


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Miramonte mothers file suit DirecTV customers lose for negligence against LAUSD 22 Viacom stations „ Lawyers file on 2002 case

plaintiffs to satisfy (his) perverted sexual appetite and took photographs of the children . . . ,” the suit states. “Mark Berndt used his power as a teacher to sexually abuse the children of plaintiffs during school hours at Miramonte Elementary School.” The alleged abuses occurred from 2002-11 and LAUSD officials knew as early as the 1990-91 school year that Berndt was involved in sexual misconduct, according to the lawsuit. LAUSD general counsel David Holmquist issued a statement in reaction to the suit. “The district is committed to working with the Miramonte community and everyone impacted by these incidents to improve trust and promote healing,” he said. “While the district has yet to receive the latest complaint, we are continuing our efforts to ensure that we are doing everything possible to provide a safe learning and working environment for our students and staff.” Berndt, 61, of Torrance, is charged with 23 counts of committing a lewd act on a child between 2005 and 2011. The charges involve 23 children who were 7 to 10 years old. Prosecutors contend he took photos of children who were unknowingly being spoon-fed bodily fluids or eating semen-tainted cookies.

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More than a dozen mothers of former Miramonte Elementary School students have sued Los Angeles Unified for negligence, claiming their lives also were affected by the acts of a teacher accused of lewd conduct with their children. The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and comes two months after another suit was filed on behalf of 20 offspring of the plaintiffs in the latest case. Plaintiffs’ attorney Luis Carrillo told reporters that of the students his firm represents, the Miramonte case occurred in 2002. “So, if the district had been doing their job, they would have remedied the situation. They would have removed this teacher from Miramonte, and we wouldn’t have had all these tragedies,” Carrillo said. Former Miramonte teacher Mark Berndt is alleged to have committed the lewd acts against the children. “Mark Berndt engaged in acts with the children of

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Popular Viacom channels such as Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1 and Spike were blacked out Tuesday night for DirecTV subscribers, after the two companies failed to agree on new programming fees. More than 20 million subscribers were affected by the dispute. The two companies, which have been under contract for the last seven years, failed to come to an agreement over new carriage fees, after the contract expired over the weekend. The action stems from Viacom’s demand for an increase. In a blog post late Tuesday, Viacom stated: “DirecTV is throwing around some big numbers that are misleading. Here’s the truth: Viacom is asking DirecTV for an increase of a couple of pennies per day per

subscriber. That’s far less than DirecTV pays other programmers with fewer viewers than Viacom. “Viacom has always been open to negotiating and hopes to get a deal done.” The company also stated that it’s the most watched programmer on DirecTV, accounting for 20 percent of all its viewing, but that it only gets paid for about 5 percent. DirecTV responded by saying Viacom was seeking a 30 percent rate hike. “That’s over $1 billion on top of what you already pay for not only MTV and Nickelodeon, but also all of their other channels that you might never watch,” a company spokesperson said at the blog site DirecTVpromise. “You should be able to decide which Viacom channels you want and which you don’t.” The companies’ impasse led to the blackout, and millions of subscribers wait in the middle while the two sides decide whether or not to continue negotiations.

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Rangel from NEWS page 12 ence on July 2, Espaillat accused the board of elections of bungling the voting, calling it a “murky process.” The lawmaker rattled off a list of alleged failures, including a shortage of Spanish translators and reports from voters that they had been turned away from the polls. “We cannot have a Florida type of situation in New York State,” the New York Times said Espaillat told reporters outside a senior center in Washington Heights. “I have received hundreds of complaints of voter suppression, and voters being turned away,” he added. “We will go to court, and we will go to the final round. I am going to fight to ensure that every single vote is counted.” Since then the situation has grown even murkier. Campaign operatives for Espaillat are questioning the invalidation this week of more than 2,000 additional paper votes. “We’ve found 192 people in Manhattan whose affidavit ballots were disqualified, but who show up as Democratic voters on the rolls,” said Aneiry Batista, coordinator of the recount operation for the Espaillat campaign, in a New York Daily News article. “And we’re not even halfway through those that were disqualified.” Additionally, in the Bronx, poll workers failed to identify the election and assembly district on about 170 disqualified ballots, something which is required by law. What’s more, according to the Daily News,

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Rangel’s campaign may have influenced at least one election official. On June 23, Timothy Gay, the deputy chief clerk for Manhattan’s Board of Elections—and the person currently supervising the count of the votes in the Manhattan part of the 13th congressional district—met with key Rangel operatives and supporters in Harlem, according to the newspaper. In response to the allegation, Gay said he attended the Harlem meeting at the request of the Manhattan Democratic chairman, to provide “district leaders with lists of their Democratic inspectors assigned to their specific districts” and to “discuss election matters in general.” Rangel was elected to the House in 1971 and currently is the third-longest serving member of the House and is the dean of the New York delegation to Congress.


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„ Played for Rams, Colts John McKay Williams, a National Football League offensive lineman from 1968 through 1979, died on July 8, in Minneapolis at age 64. He had recently been the recipient of a kidney transplant. Born in Jackson, Miss., Williams began his athletic career as a stand-out football star in Toledo, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s in education from the University of Minnesota in 1969. During the time Williams spent in the NFL, he appeared in three Super Bowls: Super Bowl III and V with the Baltimore Colts; and Super Bowl XIV for the Los Angeles Rams. He played college football at the University of Minnesota where he was a First Team All-Big Ten tackle in 1967 and led the Gophers to a Big Ten title. Throughout his life, Williams continued his civic engagement with the University of Minnesota and the larger community on many fronts, including economic development and won the Minneapolis Volunteer of the Year award in 1992. But Williams was no one-trick pony. While in the NFL he used his time in the off-season to go to the University of Maryland and earn a doctorate in dentistry. Once he retired from the NFL in 1979 after a tearing a calf muscle, Williams opened his own dental practice in North Minneapolis. Williams also was a private pilot and served on the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the governing board of Minneapolis-St. Paul International

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An executive with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority applauded the state legislature’s recent approval of funding for the first phase of a high-speed rail project from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The State Senate on July 6 voted 21-16 to authorize about $8 billion in spending on the project. The money includes $2.6 billion in rail bonds passed by California voters in 2008 and $3.2 billion in federal money for a 130-mile stretch of track from Madera to Bakersfield. The bill also included $2 billion in funding for projects in the Bay Area and L.A. County.

The Los Angeles Opportunities Industrialization Center’s “Computers for Families” program recently installed its 200th computer in the home of Georgana Usher, a resident of the Jordan Downs Housing Development in Watts. The installation of high performance computers for 200 families supported by extensive computer training and technical support marks a key achievement toward broadband adoption and the goal of providing these critical computer tools to residents of all 14 public housing facilities in Los Angeles County. Congresswoman Janice Hahn was present for the installation.

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Hollywood by Choice „ Vampire killer: the dark side of Abraham Lincoln BY GAIL CHOICE OW CONTRIBUTOR

Abraham Lincoln has always been one of my favorite presidents. His journey to the White House was rocky at best. He never backed down from a fight, and he was a thinking man, not driven by emotions, especially fear. Most importantly, it fell on his watch to free the slaves, all the while trying to keep America a united nation. His strong vision of the role America would play on the world stage drove him to do what he needed to do to keep America whole—fight the evil that gripped the soul of this nation. So as presidents go, if any could have ever fought vampires, Lincoln would probably be the one. The whole idea intrigued me to the point that I read the book by author Seth Grahame-Smith before I saw the movie. Grahame-Smith used historical facts, and gray areas in Lincoln’s life to insert the vampire phenomenon. His book of the same title was so convincing I had to research Lincoln’s history for myself, and was surprised at how complex his life was. I rediscovered that Lincoln as the man, and the power behind America’s most defining time as a baby nation. From reading biographies, looking at documentaries and understanding the laws he helped put into place, I am convinced President Lincoln knew how to fight the good fight. And if vampires had existed, he would have vanquished them, too. The whole vampire thing has simply gotten out of hand in Hollywood.

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‘The King of New Orleans’ „ By Greg Klein BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER OW CONTRIBUTOR

You were practically pinned to your seat. They called it a smackdown, but you knew it as pure adrenaline. The good guy with white tights and the bad guy in blue, in the ring together, and you were never more excited about anything in your life—so much so, that they were miles away from your living room and couldn’t possibly hear you, but you screamed encouragement until the match was

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Anthony Mackie and Benjamin Walker.

In 1897, Irish author Bram Stoker introduced the gothic horror novel “Dracula” to his readers. The vampire was evil, ugly and bloodthirsty, Stoker even wrote how foul Dracula’s breath was. The 1922 film “Nosferatu” kept that theme going. But in 1992, Francis Ford Coppola’s award-winning film “Dracula” depicted Dracula, played by Gary Oldman, as a sympathetic character, yearning for his lost love. In my opinion, that started the wave of vampire movies that were no longer evil, just misunderstood. This creature of horror was never meant to be idolized, and adored by the masses. So I couldn’t wait to see how this movie handled the vampire question. And I was disappointed. In Tim Burton’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” directed by Timur Bekmambetov, “evil” with a capital E was put back in the vampire lore. Using the backdrop of slavery and the Civil War was in my

done and so were you. Some say pro wrestling is fake, but you don’t care: you love it, but what do you know about it? Read “The King of New Orleans” by Greg Klein (c.2012, ECW Press, $19.95 U.S. and Canada, 180 pages), and you might learn something new . . . . Born in North Carolina in December, 1952, Sylvester Ritter was raised by his grandmother because neither of his parents were around to do it. He was a good kid, but not much of a scholar, so he was happy when his school integrated with the White school. Integration meant that Ritter had a better chance at football. In eighth grade, at over six feet tall and 228 pounds, he seemed made for the game. After high school, Ritter played football at Fayetteville State University and later tried out with the Oilers and the Packers, but injuries kept him from a pigskin career. His dreams dashed, he joined his hometown sheriff’s department where, during a wrestling tournament, he discovered a talent for takedowns. Promoter “Cowboy” Bill Watts was looking for a “superstar,” but it couldn’t be just anyone. Watts was looking for an African American babyface who could win audiences and matches. Watts knew about Ritter, but he thought he needed more experience before he was ready for New Orleans and “real money.”

opinion genius. What an evil time for America, so evil that it split this nation apart! One marked difference between the book and the movie is that the book only looked at slaves as victims of the vampires. No single individual or act by slaves was pointed out. To me, that was very disappointing. But the same writer of the book also wrote the screenplay with a big difference, not only did the slaves have a role in the struggle for their freedom, a hero also stood out—Lincoln’s boyhood friend Will Johnson, played by Anthony Mackie. Lincoln’s weapon of choice was the ax. In real life, Lincoln was a rail splitter and a darn good one at that. Benjamin Walker (Lincoln) wielded that ax so convincingly that you were almost thinking the whole thing could have happened. Some folks commented on how freely Johnson (Anthony Mackie) moved around the White House

as a free Black man. But there is some truth to that possibility. Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln’s seamstress and confidant was Elizabeth Keckley, who began her life as a slave and became a privileged witness to the presidency of Lincoln. Keckley bought her freedom at the age of 37, and set up a successful dress-making business in Washington, D.C. She became a fashion designer to Mary Todd Lincoln and in time her friend and confidante, a relationship that continued after Lincoln’s assassination. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is a curious mix of fantasy and fact, an action film in its own right, clever and fun to watch. The film may not be a box-office smash, but I believe it will grow in popularity and have a long shelf life. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is in theaters now. Gail can be reached at gail@hollywoodbychoice.com.

Eager to lose his amateur status, Ritter headed for Canada and threw himself in the ring to learn. By 1979, he was back in New Orleans—which was good because Crescent City residents adored Ritter, who was performing as “The Junkyard Dog.” They cheered for him, worshiped him, filled arenas for him, and physically assaulted his ringside “enemies” on his behalf. Finally, Watts had his superstar and Junkyard Dog had pockets filled with cash. Cash that, unfortunately, also bought cocaine . . . . So you say you’re not really a wrestling fan? That’s OK. Go read the business section, because this book isn’t for you anyhow. Author Greg Klein writes with a fan’s-eye view of pro wrestling before it became a TV sensation, and that’s going to appeal to anyone who follows the sport. I liked that Klein explains in detail why Ritter’s career is noteworthy and why it’s important to remember his contributions. What I couldn’t appreciate are all the names. There seemed to be hundreds of men involved in the few years about which Klein writes and, even for fans, that’s a lot to keep track of. Still, if you’re a wrestling fan, how could you pass up a book like this? Could you live, not knowing this history? No, you can’t, because, for you, “The King of New Orleans” is a knockout.


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JULY 12 COMEDY NIGHT. The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Leimert Park hosts a comedy night at 7:30pm at 4305 Degnan Blvd., L.A. Tickets are $10. Cornelius Grant, former bandleader for the original Temptations, will feature some of the top comics in the country in this livingroom-like venue. For information, (323) 296-2272.

Screen gems From left, moderator and executive producer of the Diversity Awards, Gordon Kenney; national executive director of the Screen Actors Guild, David White; actor and founder of Asians in Entertainment Media, Guy Aoki; NBC executive vice president of Talent Development and Diversity Initiatives, Karen Horne; writer-director, Ja’Caryous Johnson; actor and star of USA Network’s “Common Law,” Michael Ealy; president of Flavor Unit Productions and executive producer of “Single Ladies,” Shelby Stone, and award-wining producer Deborah Calla. The panel weighed in on the subject, “Diversity in Television and Film: Alive and Well or on Life Support?,” regarding diversity in television and film during a recent Multicultural Motion Picture Association function at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Photo courtesy of Felix Mc Innis Photography.

Romney from NEWS page 6 about helping the middle class in America. “. . . my campaign is about helping the people who need the help.” In an obvious jab at the Obama administration’s record in the African American community, Romney pointed out that many Americans “might have assumed that the American presidency would have been the last door of opportunity to be opened” . . . but “many barriers remain and old inequities persist. People would think that a bad economy would be equally bad for everyone, but instead it’s worse for African Americans in almost every way—the unemployment rate, the average income, median family wealth are all worse in the Black community. “In June, while the overall unemployment rate remains stuck at 8.2 percent, the unemployment rate for African Americans actually went up from 13.6 percent to 14.4 percent. Americans of every background are asking when the economy will finally recover, and you in particular are entitled to an answer.” On the subject of education, he noted that “Black children are 17 percent of students nationwide, but they are 42 percent of students in our worst-performing schools. Our society sends them into mediocre schools and expects them to perform with excellence, and that’s simply not fair. “The point is when decades of the same promises keep producing the same failures, it’s reasonable to rethink our approach and consider a new plan.” Romney said he hoped that together “we could start a new direction in federal policy starting with the family.” “A study by the Brookings Institution shows that of those who graduate from high school and get a full-time job, and wait until they are 21 before they marry and then have their first child, the probability of becoming poor is 2 percent. And if those factors are absent the probability of becoming poor is 76

percent. Any policy that lifts up and honors the family is going to be good for the country, and that must be our goal. As president, I will promote strong families and I will defend traditional marriage.” On the free enterprise system, he said, “I’ve never heard anyone look around an impoverished neighborhood and say, ‘You know, there’s just too much free enterprise around here—too many shops, too many jobs, too many people putting money in the bank. What you hear, of course, is ‘how do we bring in jobs? How do we make good, honest employers want to move in? With the shape the economy is in today, we’re asking that question more and more. Free enterprise is still the greatest force for upward mobility, economic security and the expansion of the middle class.” Romney promised that on day one he would begin turning the economy around for the benefit of the middle class. He pointed to his “25 years of success in business” as the starting point. He said he wants to open new markets for American goods, and would clamp down on cheaters like China, and “make sure they finally play by the rules and don’t steal our jobs.” The Republican candidate said he would work to reform Medicare and Social Security. “I will fix them and make sure they are permanent and secure for our seniors today and seniors tomorrow.” Romney said the economy runs on business, freedom and entrepreneurs, but they are being crushed by high taxation and unnecessary regulation, excessive healthcare costs and destructive labor policies. “I will work to make America the best place in the world for innovators, for entrepreneurs, businesses large and small. “If I’m president, job one for me will be creating jobs,” Romney said, and he would address the inequality in the education system. Several times he referenced his term as governor of Massachusetts and the successes with the educational system, especially concerning charter schools, which he said were “giving children a chance” and closing the achievement gap. He also referenced his father as a fair and godly man who taught him the knowledge of God.

MEAL GIVEAWAY. Free meals for children 18 years of age and younger will be provided today through Aug 17 by First New Christian Fellowship Community Development Corporation weekdays from 7-8:15am and 11:45am-1pm at 1555 W. 108th St., L.A. The meals are a component of the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the California Department of Education’s Nutrition Services Division. For information, (323) 756-2541. FILM SCREENING. Behind the Screens presents its free screening of “The Re-Programmers,” and “The Supa Kidz,” from 6:30-7:30pm at The Los Angeles Public Library, Baldwin Hills Branch, 2906 S. La Brea Ave., L.A. After the screenings there will be a free “Breaking into entertainment workshop,” with award winning filmmaker Tim Greene and a special premiere screening of 73 year old Rappin Granny’s new parody music video “Ya Grandma’s a Gangsta.” For information, (213) 321-8080.

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today and tomorrow at 8pm at 5299 Washington Blvd., L.A. The Milkcrates is a drama about three African American childhood friends who are in search of themselves within the confines of a low-income housing project. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For reservations, (818) 814-6455.

JULY 14 DIVORCE WORKSHOP. Divorce experts hosts a free divorce workshop from 10am-noon at 21051 Warner Center Lane, Suite 100, Woodland Hills. This event is for people of the community who are considering or currently involved in a divorce. For reservations, (818) 348-6700. IN CONCERT. Supa Soul featuring Ja Nell performs Jazz and R&B beginning at 9pm at the Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey. Tickets are $10. For information, (310) 823-5451.

JULY 15 MUSICAL PERFORMANCE. The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center All-Stars Big Band directed by saxophonist John Stephens hosts an evening of Jazz and Blues at 4pm at 4305 Degnan Blvd., L.A. The event will feature some of the most talented players on the West Coast, along with the legendary Jazz and Blues singer, Barbara Morrison. Tickets are $10. For information, (323) 296-2272. MUSIC FESTIVAL. The 10th annual Summer Music Festival will recognize the 40th anniversary of legendary Detroit Indy Jazz Label, Tribe Records, from 7:30-8:30pm at Levitt Pavilion Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. The Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble featuring Pablo Calogero on multireeds, Mahesh Balasooriya playing piano, James Leary on bass and Kenny Elliott, drums, will perform a tribute along with other indy jazz artists. Free. For information, (323) 735-5926 Ext. #2.

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File No. 2012 112437 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Day & Night Taxi Van Service, 44445 Sierra Hwy, Lancaster, CA 93535, County of L.A. Registered owner(s): Jorge Pescador L., 7731 Elizabeth Lake Rd., Palmdale, CA 93551 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all 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.) S/ Jorge Pescador L., Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on June 07, 2012. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on 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. 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). Original 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/12 CNS-2335024# OUR WEEKLY

Owner, consisting of one or both of the following described public entities: [X ] The City of Carson, California will receive sealed bids at the Office of the City Clerk / Agency Secretary, City Hall, 701 East Carson St., Carson, California, before and including 11:00 A.M. on Wedneday, July 25, 2012, for: PROJECT NOS.: 1297 AND 1289 TITLE: CITYWIDE ANNUAL OVERLAY PROGRAM AND CONCRETE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM At the time designated for receiving sealed bids on said Projects, the bids will be publicly opened, examined, and read aloud. All bids must be in writing, must be sealed, and must be plainly marked on the outside: “BID ON PROJECT NOS. 1297 AND 1289”. Any bid received after the hour stated above for any reason whatsoever, will not be considered for any purpose but will be returned, unopened, to the bidder. Each bidder must submit a proposal to the Owner, c/o City Clerk / Agency Secretary, on standard forms available in the office of the City Engineer. Said proposal is to be accompanied by a cash deposit, a certified or cashier’s check, or a bidder’s bond, made payable to the Owner, in an amount not less than 10 percent of the total bid submitted. Project Labor Agreement: All interested bidders are advised that the scope of work or a portion thereof that is the subject of this notice inviting bids is covered by the City’s master Project Labor Agreement (“PLA”). The successful contracting party, and all of its subcontractors, shall have the obligation to comply with all of the terms of the PLA for all portions of the work which are subject to the PLA. A copy of the PLA is attached to the project specifications and incorporated as Exhibit “F” The successful contracting party, and all of its subcontractors, will be required, as a condition of being awarded an agreement, to deliver an executed letter of assent (as shown in PLA Attachment A) to the City concurrently with the submittal of its bid and again

concurrently with execution of any agreement and prior to the issuance of any notice to proceed. Failure to provide the same shall be grounds for deeming the bid nonresponsive and/or for summary termination of any agreement or for award of the agreement to some other bidder. The envelope enclosing the proposal shall be sealed and addressed to the Owner, c/o City Clerk / Agency Secretary, and delivered or mailed to the Owner at 701 East Carson Street, Carson, California 90745. The envelope shall be plainly marked in the upper left-hand corner as follows: (Bidder’s Name and Address) (Number and title of this project) The successful bidder will be required to furnish a faithful performance bond in the amount of 100 percent of the contract price, and a payment bond in the amount of 100 percent of the contract price, both in a form satisfactory to the Owner’s Attorney. The contractor shall at the time of award possess a valid State of California Contractors License, License Class Aor equivalent. The Contractor may, at Contractor’s sole cost and expense, substitute securities equivalent to any monies withheld by the Owner to insure performance under the contract. Such security shall be deposited with the Owner or a state or federally chartered bank as escrow agent, who shall pay such monies to the Contractor upon satisfactory completion of the Contract. The Contractor shall be the beneficial owner of any security substituted for monies withheld and shall receive any accrued interest thereon. Securities eligible for investment shall include those listed in Government Code Section 16430 or bank or savings and loan certificates of deposit. No such substitution shall be accepted until the escrow agreement, letter of credit, form of security and any other document related to said substitution is reviewed and found acceptable by the Owner’s Attorney. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid received and to be the sole judge of the

merits of the respective bids received. The award, if made, will be made to the lowest responsible bidder. Plans and Specifications may be picked up at the Engineering Services counter, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., by paying a non-refundable fee of $30.00 per set. Plans and Specifications will be mailed for an additional charge of $10.00 per set. City Hall is closed Fridays. To the greatest extent feasible, Contractor shall endeavor to employ residents of the City of Carson in the construction of the Improvements required by this Contract. All solicitations for employment arising in whole or in part out of performance of this Contract, whether full- or part-time, new or replacement hires, shall be listed with the Carson Job Clearinghouse and the Workforce Investment Network Board. To list employment opportunities contact: Carson Career Center One Civic Plaza Drive, Suite 500 Carson, CA 90745 (310) 233-4888 Fax (310) 2334886 The successful bidder will be required to pay the prevailing wage scale determined by the Department of Industrial Relations, a copy of which is on file in the office of the City Engineer. Inquiries regarding this project may be directed to Mr. Rick Boutros, P.E. Associate Civil Engineer, at (310) 952-1700 ext. 1830. DONESIA L. GAUSE, CMC City Clerk / Agency Secretary 7/12/12 CNS-2345688# OUR WEEKLY

Santa Ana Boulevard and Watts Avenue in unincorporated Willowbrook, on Friday, April 20, 2012. Any person having any information related to this crime is requested to call Officer Edward McElroy at the California Highway Patrol South Los Angeles Office at (310) 516-3355 and refer to Report No. 2012040373. The terms of the reward provide that: The information given that leads to the determination of the identity, the apprehension and conviction of any person or persons must be given no later than September 4, 2012. All reward claims must be in writing and shall be received no later than November 3, 2012. The total County payment of any and all rewards shall in no event exceed $10,000 and no claim shall be paid prior to conviction unless the Board of Supervisors makes a finding of impossibility of conviction due to the death or incapacity of the person or persons responsible for the crime or crimes. The County reward may be apportioned between various persons and/or paid for the conviction of various persons as the circumstances fairly dictate. Any claims for the reward funds should be filed no later than November 3, 2012, with the Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors, 500 West Temple Street, Room 383 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Los Angeles, California 90012, Attention: Jose Aerola and Angelica Aerola Reward Fund. For further information, please call (213) 974-1579. Si no entiende esta noticia o si necesita más información, favor de llamar a este numero (213) 974-1579. SACHI A. HAMAI EXECUTIVE OFFICER BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26/12 CNS-2332543# OUR WEEKLY

and regulations are available at time of sale Dated this 12th of July and 19th of July 2012 by 710 Del Amo Self Storage, 20321 Susanna Road Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221 (310) 763-8800

or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorders office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714.730.2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-00650-5. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustees Sale is estimated to be $340,843.85 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 07/09/2012 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 11000 Olson Drive Ste 101 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916-6360114 John Catching Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 A-4270814 07/12/2012, 07/19/2012, 07/26/2012 7/12, 7/19, 7/26/12 CNS-2345391# OUR WEEKLY

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 125979 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DI Vending, 5013 W. 62nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90056, County of L.A. Registered owner(s): DI Vending LLC, California, 5013 W. 62nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90056 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all 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.) DI Vending S/ Jesse T. Ingram, Manager This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on June 22, 2012 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on 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. 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). Original 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/12 CNS-2338575# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

GOVERNMENT NOTICE INVITING BIDS PROJECT NOS. 1297 AND 1289 Notice is hereby given that the

NOTICE OF $10,000 REWARD OFFERED BY THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles has established a reward in the amount of $10,000 in exchange for information leading to the apprehension and/or conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Jose Aerola and the critical injuries sustained by Angelica Aerola, who were struck as they entered a crosswalk at the intersection of

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PUBLIC AUCTION/SALES Notice of Public Sale

Pursuant to the California Self Service Storage Facility Act (B&P Code 21700 ET seq.) the undersigned will sell at public auction on Thursday July 26, 2012 Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items located at: 710 Del Amo Self Storage & RV 20321 Susanna Road Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221 2:40 p.m. Rachal, Curley W. Augustus, Jennifer Arredondo, Luis F. Curry, Henrietta D. Clark, Miesha A Walker , Tameca D. Brooks, Willianetta White, James L. Huntley, Terraivia Ramos-Ybarra, Nichol E. Farrow, Sherenda Smith, Steven H. Kirby, Kelvin Hill , Valencia E. Mitchell, Gloria J. Carroll, Jessica M. Cole, Myesha D. Salemo, Anthony J. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules

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TRUSTEE SALES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 12-00650-5 Loan No: 0211918768 APN 7338-016-026 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 26, 2009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 1, 2012, at 11:00 AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on February 3, 2009, as Instrument No. 20090141603 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: RAUL P PABUSTAN AND NERISSA I PABUSTAN HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JWFROS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC AS NOMINEE FOR ALLEN MORTGAGE LLC, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18713 AMBLER AVE, CARSON, CA 90746 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are


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close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. AFN4265580 07/12/2012, 07/19/2012, 07/26/2012 7/12, 7/19, 7/26/12 CNS-2340927# OUR WEEKLY

authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0022644. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4265131 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012, 07/19/2012 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/12 CNS-2340000# OUR WEEKLY

Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: LAURA B. HOLLIS, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded 10/22/2004 as Instrument No. 04 2724327 in Book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: 07/30/2012 at 11:00 A.M. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Property Address is purported to be: 515 East Moorehaven Drive Carson, CA 90746 APN#: 6126-014-038 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $58,104.20, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site address www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case file number WW-257097-C. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 06/27/2012 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER A-4263461 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012, 07/19/2012 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/12 CNS-2339337# OUR WEEKLY

OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JOHNNY SILIGA AND FA’ ALAGILAGI SILIGA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 6/25/2004 as Instrument No. 04 1630049 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 7/30/2012 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $313,377.29 The purported property address is: 1623 E215TH PLACE, CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7326012-030 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-10-352324-RT. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to

verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. A-4264861 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012, 07/19/2012 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/12 CNS-2339267# OUR WEEKLY

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0077991 Doc ID #0001043734362005N Title Order No. 11-0062674 Investor/Insurer No. 1699570134 APN No. 7406007-008 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/26/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOHN OCAMPO AND NORMA GONZALEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 07/26/2005 and recorded 8/12/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1935831, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/09/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0022644 Doc ID #0001247673602005N Title Order No. 12-0037876 Investor/Insurer No. 124767360 APN No. 7320-002-012 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by HATTIE SANANA SIMSISULU, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN WHO ACQUIRED TITLE AS HATTIE LAWRENCE, dated 01/19/2006 and recorded 1/31/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0223818, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 07/30/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 19014 NORTHWOOD AVE, CARSON, CA, 907462731. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $349,926.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No WW-257097-C Loan No 15-3-151416307450 Insurer No. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/07/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made; but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-10-352324-RT Order No.: 100193556-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/16/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1157542-14 APN: 6126-021-012 TRA: 001050 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0283 REF: Carter, Darnell IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 11, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 25, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 23, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 2343528 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Darnell Carter A Married Man As His Sole and Separate Property, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Lot 52 of tract no. 27387, in the city of carson, county of Los Angeles, state of California, as per map recorded in book 690 page(s) 44 through

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LEGAL NOTICES under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 24212 MARIBEL AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 90745. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $458,141.01. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0077991. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur

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LEGAL NOTICES to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-09-240368-CH. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. A-4269370 07/12/2012, 07/19/2012, 07/26/2012 7/12, 7/19, 7/26/12 CNS-2344023# OUR WEEKLY

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-09-240368-CH Order No.: 090063814-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MELANIO L. VILLARICO AND AGNES T. VILLARICO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/4/2006 as Instrument No. 06-2209802 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 8/6/2012 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $716,724.96 The purported property address is: 1501 EAST ABRI STREET, CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7328019-008 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned

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48 inclusive of maps, in the office of the county recorder of said county. except therefrom all oil, gas, minerals and other hydrocarbon substances lying below the surface of said land, but with no right of surface entry. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17205 Ambler Avenue Carson CA 90746 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $556,669.08. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1157542-14. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance

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POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 848-9272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub.com, using the file number assigned to this case 11-14802. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Dated: 6/25/2012 Law Offices of Les Zieve, as Trustee 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For NonAutomated Sale Information, call: (714) 8487920 For Sale Information: (714) 848-9272 www.elitepostandpub.com Christine O’Brien, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. EPP 7534. 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/2012. 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/12 CNS-2337924# OUR WEEKLY

be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: RISATI SEGI, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 05/31/2007 as Instrument No. 20071310305 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 07/19/2012 at 11:00 a.m. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $682,145.16 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 22124 CAROLDALE AVENUE, CARSON, CA 90745 A.P.N.: 7341-004-001 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you

wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 11-31642-EM-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 06/25/2012 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE A4259878 06/28/2012, 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/12 CNS-2337781# OUR WEEKLY

advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0048853. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4262901 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012, 07/19/2012 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/12 CNS-2337777# OUR WEEKLY

6/20/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1433596 in book —, page — of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: TAAPE T. BIRD AND CHRISTINA A. BIRD, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC as Beneficiary. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 461 LOMITA BLVD, CARSON, CA 90745 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $418,135.02 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 10-38837.

Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 5/25/2010 The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.54 is attached as Exhibit A Exhibit “A” SERVICER’S DECLARATION TO NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52.” I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Florida that the foregoing is true and correct Date Feb 10 2010 Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC. By: Johnna Miller, Authorized Signer Date: 6/22/2012 Old Republic Default Management Services, A Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, as Trustee 500 City Parkway West, Suite 200, Orange, CA 92868-2913 (866) 263-5802 For Sale Information Contact: Priority Posting & Publishing (714) 573-1965 Tony Delgado, Trustee Sale Officer “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” P961215 6/28, 7/5, 07/12/2012 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/12 CNS-2337752# OUR WEEKLY

T.S. No. 11-14802APN: 7323005-035Loan No. 0000003549 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/28/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: FLORENCE MITCHELL, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: Law Offices of Les ZieveDeed of Trust recorded1/4/2008 as Instrument No. 20080021104 in book —, page— of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:7/19/2012 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $566,873.77 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property:1815 EAST CYRENE DRIVE CARSON, California 90746 Described as follows: LOT 99, OF TRACT NO. 30331, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 738, PAGES 51 TO 55 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, BUT WITH NO RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS PROVIDED IN DEEDS OF RECORD. A.P.N #.: 7323-005035 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 11-31642-EM-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0048853 Doc ID #0008706268732005N Title Order No. 11-0039333 Investor/Insurer No. 870626873 APN No. 7310-005-038 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/21/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by EDUARDO SIANEZ AND HILIANA JAUREGUI HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/21/2007 and recorded 3/23/2007, as Instrument No. 20070662573, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/02/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21911 CARLERIK ST, CARSON, CA, 90810. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $501,076.83. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust,

T.S. No.: 10-38837 TSG Order No.: 100323308-CA-MSI A.P.N. 7406-032-057 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/3/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 7/23/2012 at 9:00 AM, Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as duly appointed Trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust, Recorded

TS No. CA-12-494753-AB Order No.: 6456729 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): EVANGELINE T. CRUZ, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 11/01/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2426783 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 7/25/2012 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center


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highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: LOT 18 OF TRACT 28148, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 713 PAGES 41 AND 42 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, AND MINERALS, INCLUDING RIGHTS INCIDENTAL TO SUCH OWNERSHIP, NOW OR AT ANY TIME HEREAFTER SITUATED IN AND UNDER THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED LAND AND LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET MEASURED FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND BUT WITHOUT ANY RIGHT TO ENTER UPON THE SURFACE FOR EXTRACTION OR REMOVAL OF SUCH OIL, GAS, OR OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, OR MINERALS, AND WITHOUT ANY RIGHT TO PENETRATE OR TO PASS THROUGH THE 500 FOOT SPACE IMMEDIATELY BELOW SAID SURFACE FOR PURPOSES OF SUCH EXTRACTION OR REMOVAL, AS GRANTED OR RESERVED IN VARIOUS INSTRUMENTS OF RECORD ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $522,503.57 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 21910 DABLON AVENUE CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7328004-018 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 07-02-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com

CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following two companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4262738 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012, 07/19/2012 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/12 CNS-2336819# OUR WEEKLY

power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 7320-011 -020 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 19223 SOUTH GRANDEE AVENUE, CARSON, CA 90746. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $242,048.80. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800542-2550 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.rtrustee.com, using the file number assigned to this case. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery;

by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 6/12/2012 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By: MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www.rtrustee.com A4262682 06/28/2012, 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/12 CNS-2336777# OUR WEEKLY

section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0000100. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: — Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4261773 06/28/2012, 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/12 CNS-2336041# OUR WEEKLY

T.S. No.: 11-42583 TSG Order No.: 110192649-CA-MSI A.P.N. 7338-010-024 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/18/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 7/18/2012 at 09:00 AM, Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as duly appointed Trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust, Recorded 12/27/2006 as Instrument No. 20062869625 in book —, page — of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: TERESITA S. BALOLONG, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR ENCORE CREDIT CORP. A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION as Beneficiary. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18222 METTLER AVE, CARSON, California 90746 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $548,451.42 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 731031CA Loan No. 5303924012 Title Order No. 090209645-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0724-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0726-2012 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08-03-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 1721772, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: MILDRED E MELENDEZ , A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.(MERS), (SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER STEWARD FINANCIAL, INC., AND LENDER’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS.), as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA116239 APN# 7320-011-020 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/15/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 19, 2012, at 11:00 AM, BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, in the City of POMONA, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by ANTHONY MCNULTY, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustors, recorded on 3/21/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0597995, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0000100 Doc ID #000743117822005N Title Order No. 12-0000666 Investor/Insurer No. 1011394145 APN No. 7335009-002 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GEORGE SOLIVEN, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 12/13/2006 and recorded 12/21/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2843554, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 07/23/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21724 RAVENNA AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 90745. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $458,236.55. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of

T.S. No. 11-6578-11 Loan No. 0040257461 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/6/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property

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LEGAL NOTICES trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 11-42583. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 5/24/2011 Date: 6/19/2012 Old Republic Default Management Services, A Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, as Trustee 500 City Parkway West, Suite 200, Orange, CA 92868-2913 (866) 263-5802 For Sale Information Contact: Priority Posting and Publishing (714) 573-1965 Tony Delgado, Trustee Sale Officer “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” P959885 6/28, 7/5, 07/12/2012 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/12 CNS-2337700# OUR WEEKLY

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LEGAL NOTICES Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $495,807.22 The purported property address is: 516 EAST LINCOLN STREET , CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7406015-066 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-12-494753-AB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Rei nstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT

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under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ROLANDO M. QUIMSON AND GLORIA O. QUlMSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION Recorded 03/16/2007 as Instrument No. 20070589101 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 7/19/2012 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $703,218.68, estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 24827 CARMEL DRIVE , CARSON, CA 90745 A.P.N.: 7406-046-046 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself.

Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 11-6578-11. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 6/18/2012 THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure

Department (949) 720-9200 Foreclosure Dept. Fax (949) 608-0130 Sale Information Only: (714) 573-1965 www.priorityposting.com Frank Escalera, Team Lead P959445 6/28, 7/5, 07/12/2012 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/12 CNS-2336003# OUR WEEKLY

CARSON, CA, 90745. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $279,767.95. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0028572. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94

SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4260269 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012, 07/19/2012 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/12 CNS-2333728# OUR WEEKLY

excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: June 14, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA0900001611-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Rowena Paz, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call telephone number for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address on the previous page for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA09000016-11-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4259570 06/28/2012, 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/12 CNS-2332733# OUR WEEKLY

the Deed of Trust executed by LORAINE A PRATT, AND JOHN A PRATT, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/24/2006 and recorded 9/1/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1956788, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 07/30/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 19326 CLIVEDEN AVE, CARSON, CA, 907462717. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $627,347.28. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of

the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0022229. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: — Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4256920 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012, 07/19/2012 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/12 CNS-2329751# OUR WEEKLY

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0028572 Doc ID #0002059915532005N Title Order No. 12-0047312 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 7343-018-074 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/05/2009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ROLANDO E MARCOS, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AND PASCUAL B. FOJAS AND YOLANDA D. FOJAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE ALL AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/05/2009 and recorded 7/9/2009, as Instrument No. 20091032300, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 07/30/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21901 MONETA AVENUE #3,

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 7327-005-046 TS No: CA09000016-11-1 TO No: 53000703 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 5, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On July 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM, by the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, in the city of Pomona, County of Los Angeles, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on April 12, 2007 as Instrument No. 20070878603 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by BIENVENIDO I SAMSON JR. AND, TERESITA D. SAMSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, as Trustor(s), in favor of WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21610 S PERRY ST UNIT 18, CARSON, CA 90745 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $404,552.70 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0022229 Doc ID #0001424304582005N Title Order No. 12-0036754 Investor/Insurer No. 813813 APN No. 7320-012-013 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0025754 Doc ID #0001469362912005N Title Order No. 12-0043380 Investor/Insurer No. 1702542420 APN No. 7308018-040 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/05/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GEOFFREY PHILLIP EDWARDS, A SINGLE MAN, dated 11/05/2006 and recorded 11/20/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2564052, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/02/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2551 EAST MADISON STREET, CARSON, CA, 90810. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $271,245.54. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank


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LEGAL NOTICES DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/02/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by SANDRA L NEELY, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 10/02/2006 and recorded 10/12/2006, as Instrument No. 06-2269275, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 07/23/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 19113 NESTOR AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 90746. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $514,341.01. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0007182 Doc ID #0001698200632005N Title Order No. 12-0013185 Investor/Insurer No. 1704006561 APN No. 7315030-090 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/07/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GABRIEL SOSA, A SINGLE MAN, dated 06/07/2007 and recorded 6/14/2007, as Instrument No. 20071438715, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 07/26/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5 IRONWOOD LN UNIT 460, CARSON, CA, 907455830. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $273,785.74. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn

LEGAL NOTICES by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0007182. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: — Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. AFN4248683 06/28/2012, 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012 6/28, 7/5, 7/12/12 CNS-2326611# OUR WEEKLY

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deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0027466. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4256731 07/05/2012, 07/12/2012, 07/19/2012 7/5, 7/12, 7/19/12 CNS-2329282# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0027466 Doc ID #0001401660652005N Title Order No. 12-0046069 Investor/Insurer No. 140166065 APN No. 7381-017-028 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF

LEGAL NOTICES YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DANIEL GASSO, AND ALBA GASSO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/21/2006 and recorded 6/30/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1446886, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 07/30/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 20232 ENSLOW DRIVE, CARSON, CA, 90746. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $634,640.13. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or

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You or someone you know may qualify for a 20 percent discount with the CARE program. Be sure to check your July gas bill for an application or visit socalgas.com (search “CARE”).

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE CARE DISCOUNT PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:

If you or another person in your household receives benefits from any of the following programs: Medi-Cal/Medicaid Healthy Families Categories A & B Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF Head Start Income Eligible - Tribal Only Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA GA) CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps) National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

MAXIMUM HOUSEHOLD INCOME:

(effective June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013) Number of Persons Total Annual in Household Income* 1 $22,340 2 $30,260 3 $38,180 4 $46,100 5 $54,020 6 $61,940 7 $69,860 8 $77,780 For each additional household member, add $7,920 * Includes current household income from all sources before deductions.

CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION 1) The gas bill must be in your name and the address must be your primary address. 2) You may not be claimed as a dependent on another person’s income tax return other than your spouse’s. 3) You will need to recertify your application when requested. 4) You are required to notify SoCalGas within 30 days if you no longer qualify. 5) You may be asked to verify your eligibility for CARE.

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OW L.A. 07-12-12  

VOL. 8 NO. 28

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