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The 1940s: the war years „ Battles at home and abroad BY MERDIES HAYES OW CONTRIBUTOR

A people newly delighted in liberty by federal decree yet tormented by popular scorn and legal indifference exemplified courage amid a rapidly changing national landscape during the 1940s. New citizens from Eastern Europe, the Orient and Latin America would call America home from New York City to Chicago, from San Francisco to Seattle, and from Louisiana and Texas and throughout the Southwest. As immigrants came to America, African Americans were also on the move, migrating from the South to better opportunities in a burgeoning new industrial age. The winds of impending war in Europe and the Pacific were the natural call to arms in 1940s America, whose worn and weary citizenry was anxious and adamant about revving up its powerful economic engine once relieved of the Great Depression. African Americans were equally ignited by a new charge in social improvement, because their confidence in American progress and posterity had been shaken greatly by the previous decade of worldwide economic turmoil and by three centuries of social and political injustice. Franklin Roosevelt promised a “New Deal” with his election in 1932, but African Americans saw no identifiable change in their upward mobility in terms of national, state and local laws and a national disregard of 14th-Amendment rights. Labor leader A. Philip Randolph, then president of the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters, in 1942 threatened a “March on Washington” by the hundreds of thousands to protest job discrimination in defense industries and the military. To avoid this, Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, which reaffirmed the policy of “full participation” in the defense program by all persons, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin. Roosevelt invited Randolph to the Oval Office and reportedly met the labor leader with an unusual question: “Mr. Randolph, instead of you asking ‘how can the government help the Negro,’ I’d like to know how your [people] can assist me?’” Randolph swiftly provided the president with an eloquent plea in a famous news article, spelling out for the masses the near-tyrannical plight of wartime African Americans: “The March on Washington is essentially a movement of the people. It is all-Negro and pro-Negro, but not for that reason anti-White or anti-Semitic, or anti-Catholic … it’s major weapon is the nonviolent demonstration of Negro mass power.” Though the armed services had once again become segregated with African Americans serving primarily in support roles, a number of African American veterans distinguished themselves during the war. Doris “Dorie” Miller was a mess attendant on the U.S.S. West Virginia on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japan attacked the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Miller manned an antiaircraft machine gun and downed several Japanese planes before being ordered to abandon the sinking ship. Miller’s courage and devotion to duty earned him the Navy Cross, the first ever awarded to an African American sailor. Miller was killed in action in 1943. Defense officials were reluctant to allow African American nurses to attend to White wounded personnel, but commonplace racial prohibitions did not prevent the National Association of Colored

Graduate Nurses, bolstered in their cause by Dr. Mary McCleod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt, from protesting wartime racial policies and achieving success in increasing the number of African American women in medical support roles at home. Also, civil rights groups and Black professional organizations pressed the government to provide training for Black pilots on an equal basis with Whites. A result was the formation of the Tuskegee Airmen, which flew escort missions into southern Europe and North Africa. Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., son of the first African American general, and his 99th Fighter Squadron played a pivotal role in the liberation of Tunisia. Though near the end of the famed Harlem Renaissance, the 1940s saw some of America’s finest literary giants come to the fore. Langston Hughes enjoyed in his youth the poetry of Carl Sandburg, being influenced specifically by the latter’s gritty, unrhymed “free-verse” style, which led to Hughes 1921 work “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” (i.e. the Nile in Egypt, the Jordan in Israel, the Mississippi in America). Hughes embraced radical politics during the war and published a collection of satiric short stories titled “The Way of White Folks” in 1943. He also penned the lyrics for the opera “Street Scene,” and wrote the screenplay for the Hollywood film, “Way Down South.” He also wrote a Christmas play, “Black Nativity,” which is performed regularly by African American theater companies today. One of his most famous poems, “A Dream Deferred,” would be the motivation to the popular Lorraine Hansberry play, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Richard Wright was influenced by the writers Theodore Dreiser and Sinclair Lewis, both of whom presented a modernist-style of capturing the American landscape—void of superfluous verse and archaic views of past American glory. Wright’s novel, “Native Son” (1940), was selected to Harper Publishers’ “Book of the Month Club” and sold more than 250,000 copies in one month. “Native Son” is the story of Bigger Thomas, the angry first-generation Black ghetto dweller in Chicago. Critics, including James Baldwin, attacked “Native Son” for what they believed was an excess of hatred, violence and a stereotypical portrait of perceived Black pathology. Marxists even criticized the book for placing too much emphasis on individual rebellion. Wright’s powerful autobiography, “Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth” (1945), was released amid growing hostility toward writers with left-wing views. Poet Gwendolyn Brooks won worldwide acclaim for her 1949 verse narrative “Anne Allen” and received the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry—the first for an African American woman. Brooks was also influenced by the Harlem Renaissance, as well as the second of three “great migrations” of African Americans from the South to the North (the first after the Civil War, the second after World War I and the last, primarily to the West Coast, after World War II). Brooks’ first collection of poetry, “A Street in Bronzeville” (1945), is a conceptual critique of the northern ghetto and is considered one of the finest collections of American modernist poetry ever published. Brooks’ literary legacy would move readers beyond dates and facts to encourage an understanding of her encounters with, and responses to, racism, as well as the careers/talents that bolstered African American confidence and a people’s resolve to succeed. African Americans have defined jazz and pop music for the world. The Mills Brothers made more than 2,000 recordings, sold more than 50 million records world-

A. Philip Randolph, center, during 1963 March on Washington.

wide and earned three dozen gold records. Reportedly, CBS founder William S. Paley heard the quartet on his office radio and signed the Mills Brothers to a recording contract, making them the first African Americans to have a network radio show. After the death of the youngest brother, John Jr., the trio became a signature African American act seen on television programs through the late 1960s. The Mills Brothers were sponsored by the largest advertisers in radio, such as Standard Oil, Procter & Gamble and Crisco. During their tenure on the charts, the Mills Brothers recorded with the most famous names in jazz and pop, including Bing Crosby, Paul Whiteman, Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong. Singer Dean Martin said that Harry Mills

was the inspiration for his singing style. Among their million-selling hits were “Tiger Rag,” “Sweet Sue,” “WPA,” “Up the Lazy River,” “Paper Doll” and the wartime classic, “Till Then.” Louis Armstrong was arguably one of the past century’s most influential musicians. From a New Orleans boy’s home, to Hollywood, Carnegie Hall and to television, Armstrong influenced such jazz and pop legends as Charlie Parker, Harry James, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and present-day artists Herb Alpert and Wynton Marsalis. Throughout the 1930s and ’40s, Armstrong maintained one of the most grueling schedules of all time—a series of “one-

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War years from COVER STORY page 3 nighters” that would cause strain on his upper lip leaving him with a permanent indentation from wear and tear from his cornet mouthpiece. Armstrong introduced to jazz music the extended solo, which formed a natural “bridge” to the first and third parts of the piece he was playing. Prior to this innovation, Jazz was played in highly orchestrated arrangements (example: the “symphonic” Jazz style of Paul Whiteman or George Gershwin) or in a more loosely structured “Dixieland”-type ensemble where no musician soloed for any length of time. Among Armstrong’s biggest hits were “St. Louis Blues,” “West End Blues,” “St. James Infirmary” and, in a Top 10 revival 20 years later, the 1960s hits “What a Wonderful World” and “Hello Dolly.” Since the inception of the American film industry, African Americans have played a significant role. Their cinematic input exceeded the negative misrepresentation of the African American community with its stereotypical images of the antebellum South, captured in the twisted romanticism of D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation” (1915). Practically all movie studios of the time (Famous Players/Paramount, the Goldwin Studios, United Artists, Warner Bros., et. al.) made specific “race” films which, were often written, acted, filmed and edited by African Americans and shown at studio “owned-and-operated” African American theaters. Oscar Micheaux was an independent producer who made more than half of the 82 race movies

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made. Regarded as the most successful Black filmmaker of the era, he produced race films in both the silent and sound eras with his most famous production, “Body and Soul” (1925), remaining a production favorite today. Micheaux was the first African American to produce a full-length, eight-reel race film and, in the 1940s, became a best-selling novelist with “Wind From Nowhere” (1943) and “The Case of Mrs. Wingate” (1945), which sold more than 55,000 copies. Ethel Waters was the first African American entertainer to move seamlessly from the vaudeville and nightclub venues to major motion pictures. A former showgirl and featured artist at the Cotton Club in Harlem, N.Y., Waters possessed an innate theatrical flair that enabled her to project the character and situation of every song she performed. Her most famous role was that of Petunia in Vincente Minnelli’s 1943 classic, “Cabin in the Sky,” which also featured Eddie “Rochester” Anderson and Lena Horne. Waters’ later years found her as featured soloist with the Billy Graham Crusade. Glamorous Lena Horne was able to garner even more movie roles than did Waters; each woman brought beauty and sexuality to White audiences, but Horne’s light complexion and chiseled face would take her to the panoply of Black superstars witnessed today in “crossover” performers like Halle Berry, Alicia Keys and Beyonce. Horne had singing roles in “Panama Hottie,” (1942), “Stormy Weather” and “Cabin in the Sky” (1943) and, unusual for 1940s Broadway, performed in the Rodgers & Hart musical “Words and Music” (1948). Horne would not accept roles that were disrespectful to women of color, thereby jeopardizing her professional welfare in Hollywood. She worked with Paul Robeson with the Progressive Citizens of

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America to oppose racism, financed her own entertainment trips to the European war theater, and assisted Eleanor Roosevelt in drafting antilynching legislation. Joe Louis and Jackie Robinson were more than Gwendolyn Brooks champion athletes of their day. These men exemplified the hope that Black America could demonstrate its skills, poise and character in the unrehearsed, unapologetic and often ungrateful world of White professional sports. Until his retirement in 1949, Louis had the longest championship reign in any boxing weight division by successfully defending his heavyweight title 25 times with 21 knockouts. Louis actually served in a segregated Army unit with Robinson in 1942, and later, as part of a War Department campaign to showcase to the totalitarian German and Japanese governments a “free and liberated” African American. He fought in 96 exhibition matches and donated more than $100,000 to the Army and Navy relief funds. Although Louis earned almost $5 million as a prizefighter, he never received proper accounting or tax management and he eventually spent and gave away his winnings. A later, more militant Black generation would unfairly view Robinson as the “token” or passive

African American figure who “went along” with White management. In 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey reportedly told Robinson: “Jackie, I’m looking for a ballplayer with guts enough not to fight back.” This unwritten pact would, of course, change over time as Robinson became a more seasoned professional, but the moral of that agreement resonates today for African Americans stepping into an all-White professional setting. Robinson’s first season saw an abortive rebellion by his own teammates, the threat of a strike by the St. Louis Cardinals, black cats thrown on the field and death threats to and from the stadium. Robinson’s fierce competitiveness and poise under pressure would earn him worldwide praise not only as a superior athlete, but as a beacon of civil rights as well. Locally, the artistic grandeur of architect Paul Williams is known around the world as the hallmark of art-modern design. Among Williams’ most popular and critically acclaimed buildings are the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Los Angeles Museum of Art (the former May Co. store at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, featuring the famous golden perfume bottle), the former Golden State Mutual building at Western Avenue and Adams Boulevard, the Angeles Funeral Home building on Crenshaw Boulevard and, probably his most iconic creation, the Los Angeles Airport Theme Building, which boasts a restaurant. Williams also designed homes for many celebrities including Betty Grable, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Danny Thomas. The end of the war years, however, would portend a new, ongoing battle for social inclusion and lasting progress not only in the public arena but in private lives as well. The era of the Civil Rights Movement would begin.


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Contractors seek to trouble waters under Long Beach bridge „ Press conference and demonstration set for today BY STANLEY O. WILLIFORD OW EDITOR

A local organization—the Young Black Contractors Association Inc.—is threatening to “occupy” the Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach today. A press conference is set for 9 a.m. A flier the organization sent out claims that “The Gerald Desmond Bridge Project Must Be Stopped.” The bridge, according to the Port of Long Beach website, “is a vital link in the nation’s trade system and a major commuter corridor. But the bridge, built in the 1960s [it was opened in 1968], was not designed to handle today’s traffic volumes and is deteriorating.” A federally funded project to replace the bridge is estimated to cost almost $1 billion. “The reason we’re so irate about this is because there are no provisions for local people—contractors, minority contracts and small businesses,” said Drexell C. Johnson, founder and executive director of the Young Black Contractors Association. According to Johnson, the certification amount is only 10 percent, meaning that only 10 percent of the people the major contractors have to hire must be local. “This is not right,” said Johnson. “Long Beach is one of the most poverty-stricken areas in the country. It’s sad for us not to have all the stuff we’re supposed to have.” The flier also says, “YBCA contractors will no longer be extorted/exploited in their own front yards. Such a small percentage of UDBE [Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise] businesses is disrespectful, racist, mean-spirited and totally unacceptable.” The organization claims there are no provisions for small businesses, local businesses, at-risk businesses and minority businesses. When Our Weekly made attempts to question Port authorities about whether they knew about the demonstration, a telephone spokesman said he was not at liberty to divulge any information concerning it. He referred the writer to the human resources department, but would not divulge the department’s number or transfer the call. When the reporter called Long Beach Civil Service to get the human resources number, the receptionist said she did not have the number and referred the caller back to the Port number he had originally called. The caller was then transferred to a voicemail. The Port website carries a months-old announcement about a federal pre-proposal conference for subcontractors, suppliers and sub-consultants that was set for Oct. 4, 2011. It says the four-year project would have an 11 percent goal for UDBE. “That’s insulting,” said Johnson. “That’s ridiculous. It’s too dadgum low. The most poverty-stricken area in America and we’re going to do 11 percent? We get a little bit when they say 30 percent, but when they say 11 percent we don’t get nothing.” The YBCA flier also states that its “survey shows that Black contractors are awarded less than one-seventeenth of 1 percent of public works projects on highways, bridges, airports, underground and railways, although African Americans are 23 percent of taxpayers.”

The proposed replacement bridge is projected to generate 4,000 jobs over a five-year period. Four construction companies will submit bids—Dragados USA Inc., a general contractor, highway, street and bridge construction company based in Spain; Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., of Kapolei, Hawaii; Shimmick Construction Co. Inc., of Hayward, Calif., a general engineering contractor, and Skanska USA of New York. “Although safe for regular traffic, port officials said that the bridge is now deteriorating,” reported Monday’s Long Beach Press-Telegram. “CalTrans has ruled that it needs replacement. “In fact, last week, port officials approved $255,000 for potholes, adding to a tab of $2.1 million in repairs to the bridge. “The new bridge will feature an added lane in each direction, for a total of six lanes. “The new bridge—expected to get under way in early 2013—would be constructed in phases. It will be built next to the existing bridge, which will be demolished once the new structure is finished. “Port officials estimate that the construction spending would generate economic activity of $2.8 billion in the Southland. “In August 2010, port authorities approved Long Beach’s largest infrastructure project in a generation with plans to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge. It

From left, Earnest McBride, a YBCA board member; contractor Phil Gray, and YBCA Director Drexell C. Johnson.

took a decade to work out the details and secure funding for the project.” A Nov. 10 article in the Los Angeles Times noted that “The ships that now frequent the nation’s second-busiest seaport are so big that many cannot fit under the bridge. Port officials estimate that the bridge carries 15 percent of the nation’s cargo that moves by sea and truck, yet the traffic lanes are often jammed and any accident sends vehicles into adjacent neighborhoods.” Johnson said he and his group plan to “get out there and make our statement for a couple of days. We want them to know we’re serious about what we want for our neighborhood. We’re sick and tired of them coming in and raping and pillaging.”

The YBCA is the local chapter of the National Black Contractors Association, a confederation of mostly independent organizations that fight for the rights of minority contractors and construction workers. It’s not only the Port that Johnson and the YBCA have issues with. “For 12 years we’ve been trying to get Black people hired on with the public utility companies, but we’re just starting to make that happen,” he said. And on Juneteenth the group plans to “shut down” the proposed Farmers Field stadium downtown. Johnson said the group plans to hold a Black contractors parade on that date.


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Teacher charged in Miramonte sex scandal pleads not guilty „ Must return for court hearing on March 28 BY JULIANA NORWOOD OW STAFF WRITER

A former South Los Angeles-area elementary school teacher who allegedly took photos of blindfolded and gagged students with a roach on their faces or spoons of semen held to their mouths pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of committing lewd acts on nearly two dozen children. Mark Henry Berndt, 61, is due back in court March 28 for a hearing to determine if there is

enough evidence for him to stand trial. Berndt, who taught for more than 30 years at Miramonte Elementary, remains jailed in lieu of $23 million bail. Berndt, who was arrested at his Torrance home on Jan. 30, is charged with 23 counts of committing a lewd act on a child between 2005 and 2011 involving 23 children who were 7 to 10 years old, according to the district attorney’s office. Berndt’s attorney, Victor Acevedo, told reporters outside court that he has been informed that “the sheriff ’s department in Twin Towers (correctional facility), which is where my client is currently housed, has essentially used the speaker system, the

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loudspeaker system, to identify him as a child molester to other inmates.” “ ...We cannot have the sheriff’s department deputies acting in such a way to essentially put a bull’s-eye on his head, so to speak,” the defense lawyer said, noting that he is concerned for his client’s safety. “My understanding is that it did name the particular dorm where he was at,” Acevedo said. “...Anyone accused of these charges that are in the custody of the sheriff’s department always runs the risk of their personal safety, for obvious reasons.” Reached by phone after the brief court hearing, Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department said, “We didn’t know anything about this. As soon as we heard it, we launched an investigation.” Berndt’s attorney also said he wants an “entire copy” of the prosecution’s file on Berndt. Deputy District Attorney Darci Lanphere told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marcelita Haynes that the prosecution had given the defense more than 200 photographs involving the alleged victims named in the criminal complaint, but had not turned over other photos. “As you know, there’s a continuing investigation in this case and I really can’t discuss that any further,” Sandi Gibbons of the district attorney’s office told reporters outside the Metropolitan courthouse. “However, the discovery that is being provided to the defense involves the victims in this case. The judge has agreed to look in the camera (privately) at other photographs that the defense said they want. But, at this point in time, it’s either unidentified children or children who were identified later.” Berndt was the first of two former Miramonte teachers to be charged within less than a week. The other, Martin Springer, 49, is charged with three felony counts of lewd act upon a child involving one girl, and is free on $300,000 bail while awaiting his next court appearance April 16. Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy said Berndt was removed

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from the classroom when allegations arose in January 2011, and he was fired from his job at Miramonte at the next school board meeting. Deasy pronounced himself “sickened and horrified” by the behavior attributed to Berndt and said crisis counselors have been provided to the children and their families since the investigation began. Sheriff ’s Sgt. Dan Scott said the investigation began more than a year ago when a film processor turned over more than 40 photographs of children in a classroom with their eyes blindfolded and mouths covered in tape. Some pictures showed Berndt with his arm around the children or with his hand over their mouths, he said. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department, some of the photographs “depicted girls with what appeared to be a blue plastic spoon, filled with an unknown clear/white liquid substance, up to their mouths as if they were going to ingest the substance.” Authorities said there are also photos of children with a large live Madagascar-type cockroach on their faces and mouths. Sheriff ’s officials said detectives found a blue plastic spoon and an empty container in a trash bin in Berndt’s classroom. Both items tested positive for semen, and DNA testing matched it to Berndt, according to the sheriff ’s department. Deputies also served a search warrant at Berndt’s home, where they found more than 100 photos depicting children similar to the batch of pictures initially turned over to authorities, Scott said. “Also recovered was a DVD of film depicting adult sexual bondage activity which mirrored the bondage-type photos of the children,” according to a sheriff ’s department statement. “The adults in the bondage were not identified, and the images in that video are not a crime.” Scott said detectives later found about 250 other photos at the film-processing business. More than 26 children were identified in the 390 total photos, but about 10 of them have not been identified. More than 80 current and former students and school employees were interviewed during the investigation. Berndt could face up to life in prison if convicted of the charges. City News Service contributed to this story.

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Tweaking, adjustments made to redistricting maps „ Vote set for Feb. 29 on new City Council lines BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

With one week left before the L.A. City Redistricting Commission must approve and send a final set of maps with the new City Council districts on to the governing body of the municipality, the proposals were still a work-in-progress Wednesday, when commissioners met. That is true for two of the council districts most affiliated with the African American community. In Council District 9, the new maps released this weekend were a bittersweet victory for some in the community. The commissioners put the community of Watts back in Council District 15, and longtime Watts activist Tim Watkins said he had very mixed emotions about the “victory.” “We originally wanted to be in Council District 9. That was what I was advocating for, to be in CD 9. And the reason was that with downtown as our neighbor on the other end of the district, we would have a powerful opportunity to launch an enterprise that would take advantage of this strip of city. We want to see cultural tourism take place between

Imperial Highway and First Street. . . . “We are fighting to make (all of Watts) a destination rather than just the Watts Towers.” But when he saw the commission remove most of downtown from the district and add a number of housing projects, Watkins said he had a change of heart and advocated for leaving Watts in Council District 15 rather than being in an area that would become the poorest in the city. The WLCAC leader says cultural tourism is the homegrown solution to beginning to definitively attack the poverty that has dogged Watts for decades. He says the infrastructure is in place to ramp up a cultural tourism program that would include Watts residents creating businesses where they made and sold their own mugs, silk-screened items, blownglass creations and other handcrafted sellables. There is also a state-certified transportation hub with 17 buses that could serve as the foundation of a tour guide service. In addition to the removal of Watts from the 9th District, the commission included USC in the district, and while the university is an important resource it is a nonprofit that does not add tax increments needed to help fuel economic growth. A district spokesperson also noted that the L.A. Live Sports and Entertainment Specific Plan area has

been sliced in half and put into two districts as has the fashion district and Alameda Corridor. In addition to the loss of the economic development elements, the district also lost population. The 8th District has lost the Coliseum, USC, all of Expo Park and Leimert Park, Baldwin Hills, Baldwin Village, Baldwin Vista and Village Green but retained just a tiny portion of Westchester. The removal of Leimert Park means the loss of revenue from the economic development happening on and around Crenshaw Boulevard, such as the $40-million renovation the mall is undergoing, as well as the Vision

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Theatre and Marlton Square restoration. And the removal of the some of the upscale residential neighborhoods means fewer property tax dollars. Current 8th District Councilman Bernard Parks has been fighting the stripping of the district, and has indicated that if some key changes are not made, he might consider legal action. The next step in the process is that the redistricting commission will vote Feb. 29 on the tweaking and readjusting done Wednesday, and then send the final maps to the L.A. City Council for approval. The proposals are supposed to go to the Rules and Election Committee, chaired by Herb Wesson, who will make the decision on whether the committee will discuss the maps or whether they will go to the full council for debate. The council must approve the maps by July 1.

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With the farewells done, what’s next? „ Whitney Houston’s family moves on BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

With a four-hour funeral—that featured personalities such as Tyler Perry, Kevin Costner and BeBe Winans sharing their sometimes funny and often poignant memories of Whitney Houston, and entertainers like Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys giving touching musical tributes —and a private burial now over, the Houston family is facing a barrage of “what-nexts.” One of those is to sort out some of the very public disrespect that has been thrown at the deceased singer, particularly a racist statement made by two White so-called shock jocks on “The John & Ken Show” aired KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles. John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou called Houston a “crack ho” on the air and were subsequently suspended from radio until Feb. 27. According to a story in the N.Y. Daily News, the comments came during an on-air discussion in the wake of Houston’s death last Saturday. Kobylt said: “At some point you’re just sick of it all, and so is everybody else in the industry. All her friends and hangerson; everybody who knew had to deal with her. “It’s like, ‘Ah Jesus . . . here comes the crack ho again, what’s she gonna do? Ah, look at that—she’s doin’ handstands next to the pool. Very good, crack ho . . . ‘ After a while, everybody’s exhausted. And then you find out she’s dead. It’s like, ‘Really? Took this long?’” The two apologized for the slur. But the term “crack ho” has been popping up on the Internet in comments by others.

Locally, Project Islamic Hope was organizing a protest for Monday, Feb. 27, at the radio station from 2 to 4 p.m. The family has reportedly already begun to deal with some of the aftermath issues, including apparently taking actions to enhance Houston’s estate for her daughter Bobbi Kristina. According to a Seattle Post-Intelligencer blog, a spokesperson told TMZ.com that the executors have “agreed to license footage (of the funeral) to several media outlets” for “customary fees.” Houston’s estate is reportedly worth $20 million, not counting the millions from sales of her records in the aftermath of her death. According to Vernon Goins, head of the Oaklandbased law firm Goins and Associates and president of the California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), how Houston’s estate will be administered depends on whether she has a will or if a trust has been set up. “If she has a trust, it would have to be administered by the successor trustee,” explained Goins, also noting that trusts are typically established to avoid probate and allow for the orderly distribution of an estate without court involvement. Goins said the successor trustee will notify all interested parties, including but not limited to beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries; provide copies of the trust to the interested parties or persons; and begin administration of the trust. If there is a will and no trust, then probate court is involved. “If the estate is greater than $100,000, you have to ask the court to appoint a personal representative, and if there is a will and a person is identified, that person will ask the court to be named executor,” Goins said.

per year; and, • They pay at least 50 percent or more of employees’ premium cost for health insurance coverage How much is the tax credit? To help offset the costs of covering employees, there is a sliding-scale tax credit of up to 35 percent of the employer’s eligible premium expenses for tax years 2010–2013. • Employers with 10 or fewer full-time employees, paying annual average wages of $25,000 or less, qualify for the maximum credit – 35 percent. • Beginning in 2014, the maximum tax credit increases to 50 percent of premium expenses and coverage must be purchased from the California Health Benefit Exchange. For tax-exempt employers, the maximum tax credit is 25 percent of eligible premium expenses for tax years 2010 – 2013, increasing to 35 percent in 2014. How to claim the tax credit The small business tax credit took effect immediately after the 2010 passage of the ACA. Small businesses can now claim the credit on their 2010 income tax return. Small businesses that have already filed a tax return and later determine they are eligible for the credit can file an amended 2010 tax return. Small employers can calculate the credit with the new IRS Form 8941, Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums, available at www.healthlawguideforbusiness. org/taxcredit. Paid for by The California Endowment

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Between the Lines „ Why I’m supporting Cong. Laura Richardson BY ANTHONY ASADULLAH SAMAD OW COLUMNIST

The last rounds of federal redistricting presented some intriguing dilemmas around the country for both congressional incumbents and shifting constituent demographics. Southern California was in the grave position of having no net gains in congressional seats since the national census has been kept, despite a statewide population growth of nearly 7 million from the previous census in 2000. Seats shifted to Central and Northern California and, as a result, districts had to be collapsed (combined) in Southern California. One such incidence was the merging of Cong. Laura Richardson’s 37th district with Cong. Janice Hahn’s 36th district for a newly created 44th congressional district in the South Bay area. It is a scenario whereby two incumbents are running against each other. Both have their supporters and detractors, like in any campaign. Neither has a natural claim to the seat, as both will end up representing both new constituents and part of their old constituent bases. A troubling scenario has evidenced itself in this race, however—the potential loss of African American congressional representation. It’s an issue people are talking about, but afraid to raise. The evaporation of African American political leadership is not something to be taken in such a casual or cavalier manner. The struggle to keep four African American congresspersons has been a long one. There’s only one in all of Northern California. Southern California has three now, but for decades there was only one, Augustus Hawkins, and he looked White. The 1980 census, and a federal lawsuit against historical racial gerrymandering produced the second seat, and the 1990 census produced the potential for the third seat, which was secured by the late Juanita

Millender McDonald, and was preserved in the 2000 census. While there has been a demography shift over the past 30 years in communities where Blacks used to live, the political empowerment has held as an important staple in diversity politics in Congress. None of the current African American congresswomen represents majority African American districts, but Black representation in Congress is too difficult to come by. Nobody wants to raise the issue out of fear of it being said that they played “the race card.” Will somebody pleeeasse tell me what the race card is, other than a tactic to get people to stop talking about race altogether while racism recasts itself. America’s got race fatigue, but it seems to have never gotten racism fatigue. People have stopped talking about race. And only whisper about racism when it occurs in its most obvious forms. The collapsing of Richardson’s and Hahn’s districts was not about race or racism. The same thing is happening across town with Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, two well-entrenched politicos who have fallen victim to the same redistricting process. It’s not about race, religion or national origin. It’s just political reality. So, why raise the Black empowerment aspect? Because it appears that games are being played with the seat in the African American community. People don’t want to raise that issue either. Well, I’m raising it. First, in full disclosure, both Richardson and Hahn are my friends. I’ve known Janice longer, almost 25 years since our infamous meeting with her appointment as the general manager of the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Mall. Her father was, of course, the legendary Kenneth Hahn, the four-decade county supervisor for whom the Hall of Administration is named. Janice still refers to the second supervisorial seats as her father’s seat. Kenny Hahn was, of course, an honorary African American and as close to the Black community as an elected official can get. Both of his children—former mayor, Jim Hahn and Janice—have cashed in on their father’s name and seemingly endless political capital, even beyond the grave. We became friends out of that Baldwin Hills confrontation and frequently joke about the encounter over the years. I’ve known Laura for about six years since she ran for the California Assembly. She is of biracial lineage, but is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus—

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Decriminalizing truancy in the LAUSD BY SIKIVU HUTCHINSON OW CONTRIBUTOR

Recently, in a class discussion about youth not having a voice at school, my students gave me an earful about racially disparate discipline policies. They pointed to a culture of disrespect that they believe marginalizes and disfavors outspoken African American students. For many, this culture is rooted in a policing regime that kicks in before they even get to school, buttressed by criminalizing truancy policies that disproportionately target Black and Latino youth. Over the past several years, Los Angeles Unified School Police and the Los Angeles Police Department have handed out 88 percent of the $250 truancy tickets dispensed to Black and Latino students, who con-

stitute 74 percent of the district’s student population. Moreover, a significant number of youth of color in South L.A. schools such as Gardena and Washington Prep High Schools are homeless, in foster care and/or indigent. So in what parallel universe does a low income student, a homeless student or a student in foster care afford a $250 ticket? Clearly doling out tickets to students who are already faced with deep educational challenges is a recipe for disaster. But the city’s current daytime curfew policy bolsters a culture of suppression and enforcement that further exacerbates the yawning achievement gap and feeds the school-to-prison pipeline. It sends students the insidious message that being late for school is a criminal act, rather than a social issue which caring adult providers, families, and communities must actively redress in order to serve the needs of struggling young people. Towards this end, Los Angeles City Councilm-

Practical Politics „ The politics of cultural monuments depicting Black American contributions BY DAVID L. HORNE, PH.D. OW CONTRIBUTOR

This week marks the second major cultural event in the last six months recognizing Black American contributions to the development of this country. The first, of course, was the Martin Luther King Memorial on the Washington Mall, in August. The second is the groundbreaking inauguration of the Smithsonian Institute’s African American Museum of History and Culture, in Washington, D.C. This will be the first national museum dedicated to the exclusive study of African American life and culture, and construction of the facility—the first national “green environment” building on the mall—is scheduled to be completed in 2015. The architectural firm heading the project is Freelon Architects, an African American-owned enterprise. This, like Dr. King’s statue, is a very big deal. President Barack Obama will give the keynote address, and there will be dignitaries galore, including outstanding entertainment and creative people testifying, from Thomas Hampson, who will sing two songs: “Grief,” by African American composer William Grant Still, poet LeRoy V. Brant, and then Aaron Copland’s “Simple Gifts.” Hampson has performed these quintessential American songs in recitals at home and overseas as part of his ongoing “Song of America” project. Also on hand will be mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, jazz pianist Jason Moran, and the U.S. Navy Band. The crowd, this time, will not be as large as that for the MLK Memorial, since it is an invitation-only affair. It is set for 10-11:30 am EST, and will be webcast at www.nmaahc.si.edu In terms of exemplifying and professionally presenting virtually all aspects of the Black Experience in America, this museum will be a major legacy piece both for President Obama, and for museum director

ember Tony Cardenas introduced a motion that would revise daytime curfew laws to make them more culturally responsive to the needs of workingclass, transit-dependent students of color. The motion was passed by the City Council’s Safety Committee on Feb. 13 and will go to the full council for a vote on Feb. 21. It calls on the LAPD and school police to end the practice of issuing citations with fines for truancy when minors are within range of their school sites. It also requires that these law enforcement agencies collect demographic data on the population of minors cited for truancy infractions. The Community Rights Campaign and allies such as Public Counsel and the ACLU are spearheading the effort to decriminalize truancy. In addition to the City Council motion, the coalition is urging law enforcement and school officials to consider programs that emphasize restorative justice and non-punitive conflict mediation approaches to addressing truancy. It is also recommending that school officials work with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to develop policies that ease the burden on transit-

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Lonnie G. Bunche III, who has shepherded this project for more than six years to its current condition. President Obama will “forever” be linked to the two largest and most famous monuments to Black life in America. For those who still don’t think he’s made his bones inside the Black community, we must ask what have you been smoking? As for Bunche, many of us still remember his excellent curatorial skills at the California African American Museum (CAAM) from 1983 to 1989. At CAAM, serving as the curator of history and program manager, he organized several award-winning exhibitions, including “The Black Olympians, 1904-1950” and “Black Angelenos: The Afro-American in Los Angeles, 18501950,” and helped to produce well-regarded Black historical documentaries for public television. Currently, Bunche is director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. In that position, he has identified the new museum’s mission, is developing its strategic plan of exhibitions and public programs, and is coordinating the museum’s fundraising and budget development. He is also the museum’s chief advocate and its public face. In January of this year, he produced, “The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise,” which displayed more than 100 images created by one of the premiere African American studios in the country in cooperation with one of the longestrunning Black businesses in Washington. That exhibition will be on a national tour through 2012. Additionally, to introduce the high quality exhibitions the new museum intended to present regularly, all the way back in 2007 the museum opened its inaugural public show at the International Center of Photography in New York, called “Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Photographs.” That presentation, named after the Rev. Henry Highland Garnett’s famous slogan, examined 150 years of American history to show how photographers and their subjects had worked collaboratively to create positive images, to challenge negative racial stereotypes and to help to shape new attitudes about race and status in America. Bunche has also been privileged to establish a program called, “Save Our African American Treasures.” That creative effort is a series of daylong workshops in which participants work with conservation spe-

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dependent youth who are often at the mercy of erratic bus schedules. By framing truancy as a systemic issue informed by multiple social, economic, and educational factors, the Community Rights Campaign is part of a growing movement that has emerged to challenge long-standing institutionally racist and classist discipline policies that disenfranchise youth of color in the LAUSD. Despite the 2008 implementation of the district’s so-called School Wide Positive Behavior Support System, egregious racial disparities in discipline are still rampant in the LAUSD. The entire City Council should get behind this motion and send a strong message to the LAUSD that its culture of youth disenfranchisement will not be legitimized by law enforcement’s suppression tactics on the streets. Sikivu Hutchinson is the founder of the Women’s Leadership Project, which is based at Gardena and Washington Prep High Schools. She is also the author of “Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars” and the forthcoming “Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels.” 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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Samad from OPED page 8 which to me makes her African American—has a sincere demeanor and has been the underdog in every race she has run. She won because she is known for “delivering for her constituents,” something few politicians are known for anymore. Black politicians think they’re celebrities instead of policymakers. Laura doesn’t present herself that way, which caused us to bond. Laura’s race to Congress has been meteoric, going from Long Beach City Council to the state Legislature to Congress in less than two years. In her four years in Congress, she has been the victim of some bad press and bogus allegations. Bad press does not a good heart make, of which I will be the first to attest. We are not who they say we are … we are what we show we are. The truth is in the pudding, not the deceit. Laura has shown us something entirely different than what the press has said. And because of the bad press, we have people in the Black community trying to either leverage her or flip her—both schemes for opportunists—and seem almost willing to concede a congressional seat for personal politics games. Personal politics has destroyed communities in Southern California, and now it threatens to destroy a congressional seat, that if it goes away will never come back. People are holding the seat hostage for two Assembly seats. Gaining four Black Assembly seats won’t be worth losing one Black congressional member. This is a seat the Black community must hold if it is in their power to hold. Their issues with Laura should be discussed, mediated and can be negotiated. Losing a Black congressional seat is non-negotiable.

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Horne from OPED page 8 cialists and historians to learn how both to identify and preserve items of historical value. Examples of such entities include photographs and jewelry to military uniforms and textiles. We applaud his continuing work, and this highquality testament to Black historical achievements and contributions. The National African American Museum should be exceedingly useful in pushing the envelope to ultimately create a unified American history that includes the participation of all of this country’s citizens and residential groups. 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.

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On Dec. 28, 1998, 19-year-old Tyisha Miller lay comatose in her aunt’s locked Nissan Sentra at a gas station with the motor and the radio running. Family members said she was shaking noticeably and foam was coming from her mouth. A.38-caliber pistol lay in her lap. When the relatives’ efforts to arouse Miller failed, they called authorities, and four Riverside police officers responded to the call. With Miller in apparent need of medical attention, they forced entry into the car. According to the officers, when they broke a side window Miller sat bold upright. Fearing for their lives, the officers opened fire 24 times, hitting Miller 12 times, four in the head. The officers claimed they had acted in selfdefense. When the coroner’s report was released, it caused an uproar and many protested at police headquarters and demanded an investigation. An assistant attorney general called Miller’s death “a terrible tragedy,” but “found no evidence to sup-

port federal criminal prosecution.” Through poetry, dance and beatboxing, “Dreamscape” explores the life of Myeisha Mills (Tyisha Miller) and re-frames her death by following the trajectory and impact of the 12 bullets that struck her, each one triggering its own unique memory, according to the press information. “Even though I knew about the incident and the subsequent demonstrations and actions, I was very reluctant to write a play about the incident because of how tragic and volatile it was; that’s why it took me up to seven years to write ‘Dreamscape,’” said Rickerby M. Hinds, associate professor of playwriting at the University of California, Riverside. Hinds completed the first draft in 2005. “The topic is important to me on a number of levels,” Hinds said. “First, the inequity of treatment of African Americans in our society continues in spite of obvious progress that has been made, and I believe that this problem continues to hold us back, not only as a people, but as a society. “Secondly, or it probably should be first, I have a 19-year-old son and I fear for his safety in a place

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Services for the wife of veteran San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Tommie Harris were held in New Orleans on Friday. Ashley Harris was 29. She died on Sunday, two days after checking into Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. Doctors suspect a stroke or a brain aneurysm, but an official cause of death has not been determined. Ashley and Tommie married in January. Their second child was born four months ago. Before joining the San Diego Chargers, Harris spent seven years with the Chicago Bears. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that several of his Bears teammates flew to Oklahoma to be by his side.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA More than 150 leaders of Mocha Moms Inc., the national nonprofit organization that supports at-home mothers of color, recently visited the White House for a briefing with President Barack Obama, administration officials, and celebrity mothers, as part of the administration’s celebration of Black History Month. Mocha Moms Inc. National President Kuae Mattox moderated the discussion on everything from motherhood and work-life balance to health and education. Mocha Moms and their families also went on a tour of the White House East Wing. The unique two-day opportunity was a historic milestone for the grassroots organization, which was founded in 1997 by four mothers in Maryland and continues to support the changing needs of mothers of color in the workplace and at home.

GEORGIA Shirley Strawberry, best-selling author of “The Strawberry Letter: Real Talk, Real Advice, Because Bitterness Isn’t Sexy” and co-host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” will seek to empower women in business at the third annual Stiletto Woman in Business Awards (SWIBA) in Atlanta on March 17. The SWIBA Awards, designed to be part business conference, empowerment workshop, and networking social; is one of the first comprehensive award programs to honor everyday women in the solo and micro-business sector on a national level. Stiletto Woman Media has celebrated women business owners across United States and Canada for the past three years.

Metro Preparing To Open Expo Line Metro has begun pre-revenue testing along the Expo Line corridor between Downtown LA and Culver City in anticipation of opening the new line. The light rail line is the newest extension of the 70-station Metro Rail system. Trains are running on a schedule of every 12 minutes along the route to simulate regular service.

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MARYLAND The American Automobile Association joins Omega Psi Phi fraternity in honoring civil rights advocate, educator and religious leader Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879-1961) at a tribute sponsored by Project ENRICH Saturday at Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Sprindale. ENRICH is an outreach to Maryland high school students sponsored by the fraternity’s Gamma Pi chapter. A letter from the Library of Congress shows Burroughs was declined membership in AAA in 1930 for “. . . not meeting the criteria for membership.” Representing AAA, featured speaker Yolanda Cade, managing director, AAA national public relations, presented a posthumous membership card to the Nannie Helen Burroughs Project.

NATIONAL Actor/model Anthony Michael Hobbs will co-star in the DreamWorks’ documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs,” soon to tour the world starting at the Australian Arenas in March 2012. The young actor also begins shooting the popular online kids show “SkWids.” The documentary explores the history and mythology of dragons and how that history relates to dinosaurs. It is also anticipated to air on PBS and other science/history channels. Hobbs stars in the documentary as an inquisitive kid assisting the paleontologists and host in connecting the relationship between dinosaurs and dragons.

INTERNATIONAL More than 25,000 at-risk preschool and elementary students in Senegal will benefit from a new daily lunch initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and implemented by the nonprofit Counterpart International. The program starts in March and provides U.S. commodities, technical assistance and other resources to children in 156 schools in Senegal’s remote province of Matam, as well as providing rations for 1,600 pregnant and lactating women. The program, known as the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education, also seeks to improve overall education standards by training school administrators and constructing classrooms. Other health, nutrition and education activities are included.

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Out of the 233,000 registered architects in the United States, 1,858 are African Americans and only 278 of those are females—a number that is too low, says Dina Griffin, an African American female architect. So, in addition to being president of a successful architecture firm in Chicago, Interactive Design Inc. (IDEA), Griffin actively promotes the field of architecture to students around the country through lectures and mentorship in hopes of introducing and attracting more minorities and minority women to the field. “So many minorities are not encouraged into subjects such as math and sciences,” says Griffin. “And, many elementary and middle schools don’t even introduce the study of architecture to students. I try to make myself available to such schools so that I can talk to the students about what I do, what it takes to become an architect and, with any luck, spark an interest. We need to get the numbers up in terms of minority architects.”

Metro has set a plan in motion to increase the number of disadvantaged workers hired to work on the agency’s transit and highway projects. An agreement between Metro and local building trade councils calls for 40 percent of the work hours on its projects be done by workers from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

LA Kings Fans Go Metro Rail More trains, more often is the way to see the LA Kings take on their pro hockey rivals at STAPLES Center. Metro’s Red, Purple and Blue lines now have trains running every 10 minutes until midnight. Stay for the shoot-out and when you’re ready to leave, we’ll be there for you within 10 minutes.

Metro ExpressLanes Under Construction Construction is underway to convert the carpool lanes along the I-110 and I-10 freeways to Express Lanes, specially designed to get you through tra;c with FasTrak®. They’re free to carpoolers, vanpoolers and motorcycles and available for a toll to solo drivers. For more information, visit metro.net/expresslanes.

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IOWA Iowa State University has backed out of a project that was regarded as a massive land grab in Tanzania. More than 160,000 small farmers would have been evicted under the plan. In its announcement on Feb. 10, the university said it was tired of defending its role in the African project and its partnership with AgriSol Energy, which had called the project involving 800,000 acres “an effort to bring modern farming methods, machinery and high quality seeds to the region.” But critics saw it as a plantation-style land grab. “This land has been feeding many families,” said Anuradha Mittal, executive director of the Oakland Institute which first spotted the controversial deal. “The proposed large-scale commercial agriculture is mechanized—it does not create jobs for these small-holder farmers . . . it’s going to deny them food security,” she said.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation announced the recipients of the 2012 ROBIE Awards, which will be presented at its annual awards dinner on Monday, March 5, at New York’s WaldorfAstoria Hotel. Hosted by legendary entertainer Bill Cosby, the iconic event pays tribute to individuals who embody the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson and raises funds for the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The foundation provides generous, four-year college scholarships, graduate school grants and extensive mentoring to academically distinguished minority students with financial need and leadership capacity. The ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award will be presented to chairman, president and CEO of The Chubb Corp. John D. Finnegan. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to legendary performing artist Rita Moreno. The ROBIE Humanitarian Award will be presented to former NFL commissioner and chair of the board of directors of Georgetown University, Paul Tagliabue.


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Black Business Association holds 38th awards dinner „ At JW Marriott L.A. Live BY JULIANA NORWOOD OW STAFF WRITER

In recognition of African American History Month, the Black Business Association will hold its 38th annual awards dinner tonight at JW Marriott L.A. Live, located at 900 W. Olympic Blvd., in downtown Los Angeles. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner program at 7 p.m. The BBA announced AEG as this year's dinner chair, with invited keynote speaker Secretary of Commerce John Bryson. Following the dinner, guests will be treated to a dessert reception. The purpose of the awards dinner is to honor corporations, government agencies and individuals that have been most supportive of the growth and development of the Black Business Association and the African American business community as a whole. This year, the BBA embraces the theme for African American History Month, "Black Women in American Culture and History," with a special recognition award to Executive Director Charmaine Jefferson and the California African American Museum for their dedication to keeping the greater Los Angeles community and beyond educated and uplifted on the culture and history of African

Americans everywhere. Other honorees are: AEG—Majority Sustainability Corporation Award Sempra Energy— Majority Corporation Award Earl G. Graves Curtis L. Fralin Sr., founder of Black Enterprise and chairman of Earl G. Graves, LTD.—Lifetime Achievement Award The Honorable Herb Wesson, president of the Los Angeles City Council—President's Award Michael R. Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)—Chairman's Award Curtis L. Fralin, founding/co-managing member of Infinity Redevelopment, LLC, and owner of the historical Los Angeles landmark, Maverick's Flat— Entrepreneur of the Year Award Kedren Mental Health Center—Community Service Award The black-tie optional event is also supported in part by dinner co-chairs: Brandon Supply Corp., Dickerson Employee Benefits and Patten Energy, as well as sponsors West Coast Expo, Comerica Bank, Sempra Energy, Southern California Edison, Verizon, Wells Fargo, AT&T, US Bank, American Honda Motor Co., Donald T. Sterling Corp., Walmart, Northrop Grumman and EastWest Bank. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://38thannualawardsdinner.eventbrite.com.

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A USC research team has pinpointed the source of a genetic disorder that causes life-threatening birth defects, which may allow doctors to quickly diagnose and better treat the disease. Babies born with the disorder, known as LoeysDietz syndrome or Marfan syndrome type II, have cleft palates and other facial characteristics similar to babies born with other diseases—but also happen to suffer potentially fatal heart defects, making it critical for them to receive an accurate diagnosis right away. Researchers from USC found an abnormally high amount of a protein known as Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-ß) outside of cells—which may be revealed by a blood or tissue test—in patients with characteristic facial defects is a key indicator of Loeys-Dietz. “If we can screen patients for this, it can identify Loeys-Dietz syndrome and inform clinical practice,”

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said Yang Chai, director for the USC Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology and corresponding author of the study. “And perhaps, one day we can manipulate the amount [of TGF-ß] and possibly rescue the cleft palate before a baby is born. The prospects of this are very promising.” Led by senior postdoctoral fellow Junichi Iwata of the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, researchers made their discovery by studying the fetal development of mice. They found that mutations that affect the way TGF-ß communicates outside of a cell may cause Loeys-Dietz syndrome. TGF-ß controls many of the functions within a cell, and is known to be heavily involved in the palate’s formation—or failure to form. Typically, it uses a receptor protein known as TGFBR2 to communicate outside of the cell. However, if a mutation causes a roadblock on that communication highway, TGF-ß may rely on surface streets to get its signal out. In clinical studies, the activation of this separate signaling pathway resulted in palate and facial defects akin to Loeys-Dietz syndrome. A tell-tale sign of the alternate pathway’s activity is an abnormally high amount of TGF-ß outside of the cell. Also, additional genetic defects in the alternate pathway led to a disruption in its signaling, which lowered the amount of TGF-ß outside of the cell and rescued the palate and facial deformities, essentially correcting the defects before birth with no other intervention. Their work was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Funding for this research came from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the National Institutes of Health.

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A study published in Foot & Ankle International, the official scientific journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, describes a possible amputation alternative for patients with neuropathic ulceration of the big toe joint. The findings are noteworthy as diabetes is the leading cause for nonaccident/injury leg and foot amputations among U.S. adults, with more than 60,000 lower extremity amputations performed annually. In addition, nerve damage or loss of feeling, occurs in 60-70 percent of diabetic patients. The study’s alternative operative treatment to amputation includes removal of the contaminated tissue and restoration of the joint with temporary external fixation and VAC dressing. Nicholas Smith, corresponding author of the study says, “While the study includes only a small sample, it does represents the largest group followed in literature. Given that patients are very satisfied with the outcomes and that we achieved an equally positive end point compared to more radical amputation, we are hopeful that this option will be considered for select patients in the future.” The retrospective study examined 16 patients (the

largest group followed in the literature) who underwent resection arthroplasty (restoration of the joint) with external fixation for first MTP ulceration. The patients were studied post-operatively for an eight-year period. The purpose of the study was to obtain information on long-term outcomes for all patients who underwent the procedure. Ten out of 16 patients were ulcer-free at the conclusion of the study and required no further surgery. The remaining six patients required a secondary procedure, which required amputation. Treatment includes complete removal of the infected tissue, application of external fixator with pins and wires, and six to eight weeks of antibiotics with use of negative pressure wound therapy for the postoperative treatment of open wounds. The findings are noteworthy for diabetic patients with foot ulcerations. The authors of the study feel the procedure warrants consideration in the treatment of deep forefoot ulcerations, yet concede that if the ulceration fails to heal, amputation may be the only viable option. For more information on diabetic foot as well as resources on foot and ankle care, visit the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society website, www.aofas.org. The site also features a surgeon referral service that makes it easy for patients to find a local orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle care.

just wealth „ A doctor’s open letter to parents BY DR. RANI WHITFIELD The current state of our economy has raised questions about whether today’s kids will be better or worse off than their parents. But, as a physician and father, I question whether they will be healthy enough to even live longer than their parents. Today, more physicians than ever are treating children for adult diseases like diabetes, hypertension and even heart disease. So, we should be equally concerned about the future of their health as we are about their wealth. This Black History Month and Heart Health Month, I decided to write an open letter to African American parents, urging them to start a family legacy of good health. The future of our children depends on it. It’s no secret that heart disease, obesity and diabetes are taking a toll on our families and our communities at a rate higher than any other ethnic

Can we talk? L.A. sets a day for health dialogue „ Do it on Leap Day, Feb. 29 BY AVIS RIDLEY-THOMAS OW CONTRIBUTOR

Each one of us can seize the opportunity to be healthier. The only questions are: will we take the opportunity and when? Health problems in our community are well known. Whatever the issue, it is too often the case that our community has the most severe negative impact of any serious health indicator. We experience higher stress levels, higher probability of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other maladies. We delay or may be denied and discouraged from seeking treatment. We may have few resources in obtaining treatment, or we may be afraid to investigate whether or not treatment is necessary. We do not practice prevention the way we could or should. We may not pursue or use information that may be helpful in preventing serious health problems. We may not engage in good health practices due to lack of education, lack of exposure or lack of care. Resources may simply not be available to provide information, prevention or treatment as needed for members of our community to experience good health. It may seem as if there is little that we can do to impact this situation.

If you really think about this economic crisis and the community’s health, one thing becomes absolutely clear: it is within our power to make a change we need. We are the change that we have been looking for. Foreclosures, unemployment, and a bleak economic outlook have had a devastating impact on our aspirations. Each one of us can seize the opportunity to reverse that impact. One chance to seize the opportunity to be healthy comes on “leap day,” Feb. 29, 2012. Dialogue sessions will be conducted throughout Los Angeles in what is formally called “A Day of Dialogue on the Economic Crisis and Community Health.” Realizing that the opportunity can be seized by each and every one of us, the Brotherhood Crusade, the California Endowment, the California Community Foundation, the United Way, Attucks Asset Management, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Jenesse Center Inc. and others have provided support to conduct this important dialogue throughout our region. As we tackle large-scale, intractable problems, like how our economic challenges are impacting our individual and collective health, dialogue is the first step in “getting our heads around” the issues that we face. Discussion guides will focus on what initiatives each individual, group, organization or institution can take to reverse adverse health

impacts and to help ourselves, our families and our communities thrive. Dialogue participants will be able to learn of existing initiatives as well as provide information for creating new initiatives best designed to meet their needs. Discussion materials will be widely available to members of the public. The Brotherhood Crusade is one of a number of agencies that will conduct a public dialogue as part of the Feb. 29 “A Day of Dialogue on the Economic Crisis and Community Health,” from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at their administrative office location, 200 East Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011. Every member of our community is invited to participate. Leap day offers the chance to seize the opportunity to be healthier. Will you take the first step? “A Day of Dialogue” is a component of the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles, a project of Community Partners. Additional information about the full range of public dialogue sessions will be available on the Days of Dialogue website, on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. This leap day seize the opportunity to be healthy and join in! Avis Ridley-Thomas, founder and former director of the Dispute Resolution Program of the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, is co-director of the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles. Her email address is aridley-thomas@daysofdialogue.org.

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group in the country. And it is mostly preventable. As a father to a 6-year-old, I know “Do as I say, not as I do” doesn’t work when kids are watching and mimicking your every move. Therefore, as parents, we have to take the first steps toward building a healthy, active lifestyle for ourselves with hopes that our kids will “do as we do.” Contrary to what you might think, taking those steps doesn’t mean cutting out the things you enjoy—doing that can actually lead to weight gain. To be honest, I’m not giving up my favorite foods and beverages, and neither should you. It’s really about making better decisions. If you use two sticks of butter in your famous peach cobbler, use one or a healthier butter substitute. If you use salt pork in collard greens, try smoked turkey instead. Or, if you love soda, try a low- or no-calorie version, or drink from a smaller cup. Another problem I often see in my practice is the idea that kids need to “clean their plate.” This was once a good rule, but now that we are feeding our children adult-sized portions, it can be dangerous. With my daughter, I allow her to decide when she’s full—clean plate or not—because kids are good at saying when they’ve had enough. So, next time you sit down to dinner, put a little less on your child’s plate and listen when they tell you they’re full. It might also help you rethink the amount on your plate, too. Lastly, family time shouldn’t only be TV time. Get up and be active together. If your kids are jumping around with their Wii game, join them. If they’re playing tag in the backyard, be “it.” One thing I love to do with my daughter is dance, because it’s good exercise and lets us be silly together. Leaving a legacy of good health doesn’t have to be serious and boring, so have fun with it. This isn’t a letter of “shoulda, coulda, wouldas” because I understand food is a cultural and satisfying experience. Rather, it is a challenge for you to take inventory of your family’s health habits and make small adjustments that could bring about big changes. Studies show that just a small weight loss can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other diseases. So this month and year-round I’m taking a pledge, and I hope you will too: I pledge to leave my daughter with better health habits than the generation before her. I will leave her with less risk for heart disease, diabetes and obesity. I will be active for her and with her. And I will make decisions that set her on the path to good health for the rest of her life. Good luck creating your family’s good health legacy for this generation and the next. Dr. Rani G. Whitfield, known best as “Tha Hip Hop Doc,” is a board-certified family physician with a private practice in Baton Rouge, La. He uses Hip Hop music to educate teens and young adults on health issues and is a consultant for several organizations, including the Coca-Cola Co. He can be reached at www.h2doc.com.


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Wright’s Center helps youth get off on the right foot „ Aids those at-risk and unemployed

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Wright’s Community Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk and unemployed young adults in Los Angeles County. Donald Wright has provided his services to the community for more than 19 years, incorporating youth training in repairing copiers, printers, and processes involved with upgrading various computer hardware components and software. The program at the center has been acknowledged and given a full endorsement and accreditation by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and by the Los Angeles County Probation Department. In addition to assisting youth in gaining knowledge, experience and marketable skills, the center is an environmentally conscious organization emphasizing a program established to reduce hazardous waste materials, outdated electronic equipment and old computer terminals. According to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control disposing of e-waste in landfills has the potential to cause severe human and environmental health problems. To avoid these risks, the Electronic Waste Recycling Act (Senate Bill 50) was signed into law in 2004. SB-50 established and funded a program for consumers to return, recycle, and ensure safe and environmentally sound disposal of covered electronic devices. The program that Wright has put together has a cyclical effect. By teaching the youth to repair these computers, while they gain experience they also help the community with a source in which to obtain affordable computers and hopefully copy and fax machines in the near future as well. Brandon Nicholas Jordan Davenport, who identifies his most useful tool as his hands, is one of the youth involved with Wright’s Community Center. “When I was little I was always breaking items and my family really didn’t have any money to replace things, so it was either throw it away or fix it.” Davenport remembers breaking a toy car at age 7. He took it apart piece by piece, learning with each new component how the toy worked. Then he figured out how to use a screwdriver, batteries, and his sister’s alarm clock to put it back together. “From there I learned to start liking real cars,” he said. “I became a certified grease monkey and worked as an assistant repairing a 1977 Chevy Nova, and a 1990 Acura Integra.” Davenport said his interest in how things worked didn’t stop there. The year he broke his handheld portable gaming system he took it apart to repair it and that experience led him to trying his talents with computers. “I have fixed, tweaked, built, modified, [numerous computers] and one has never come back to me without the client being 110 percent satisfied. And now that I’ve teamed up with the Wright’s Community Center the opportunities for me have never been better.” Brandon’s mother Trena Davenport remembers

when he first started taking things apart. “It drove us up the wall in the beginning but then we realized how special his ability was,” she said. “He would break things down and study them, and then put them back together and that’s how he learned,” she said. Trena Davenport believes working with Wright’s Community Center has been a very positive experience for Brandon, helping him to build his skills and give him something to productive to do in his free time. “During summer vacation and other school breaks I didn’t want him sitting around doing nothing,” she said. “That is how a lot of youth get into trouble. So one day at an electronics store I asked if they needed any help cleaning and doing other tasks around the store and they accepted. But before long they saw how talented Brandon was and he became a technician.” Brandon also loves teaching others how things work and how to do repairs, so much so that at the age of 15 he actually launched his own computer repair business, Better-B-Working Electronics. Working with the center has helped him to grow his customer base and improve his skills. After high school Brandon plans to go to an IT college and continue to grow his business. To utilize Brandon’s services, contact him at betterbworkingelectronics@gmail.com or by phone at (323) 547-0421. For more information on the Wright’s Community Center, visit the website at www.wccenter.org.


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Hollywood by Choice „ PAFF: A festival of dreams for film-goers, filmmakers BY GAIL CHOICE OW CONTRIBUTOR

Hats off to the recently departed 2012 Pan African Film Festival. To the community’s delight, the film festival and art show returned to our own backyard at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, and the adjoining theater now known as The Rave Cinemas. The festival, often referred to simply as PAFF, continues to showcase great feature-length films, such as Steve Harvey’s “Think Like a Man,” scripted from his best-selling book, which kicked off the festival. A true entertainment and learning experience, PAFF continues to be a beacon of hope for aspiring filmmakers, actors and actresses and for those individuals who love the art of filmmaking. The festival was founded in 1992 after industry movers and shakers recognized a shift in Hollywood film releases. According to a 1992 report in the Los Angeles Times, in 1991 “Boyz N the Hood” was emerging as one of the hottest films of the year; the latest in a wave of movies from African American

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filmmakers that included “New Jack City,” “Straight Out of Brooklyn” and “Jungle Fever.” The article continued, “but if 1991 was a breakthrough year for Black-oriented movies, 1992 has been a come-down so far. Last year, about 20 major films dealing with African American themes were released out of the roughly 140 films distributed by the major film companies. This year, the number will be half that, while the overall output of the studios will be about the same.” Recognizing the changing tide, PAFF was birthed by award-winning actor Danny Glover (“The Color Purple,” “Lethal Weapon”); Emmy Award-winning actress Ja’Net DuBois (best known as the lovable and level-headed neighbor Willona in the TV series, “Good Times”); executive director Ayuko Babu, an international legal, cultural and political consultant who specializes in African Affairs and general counsel; and Asantewa Olatunji, who serves as the director of programming at the film festival. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the promotion of ethnic and racial respect and tolerance through the exhibit of films, art and creative expression. And over the years, it has played an essential role in introducing films, producers and directors to mainstream Hollywood. Because PAFF is located in Los Angeles, the home of many aspiring filmmakers, it gives them the opportunity to have their work seen by a variety of people. Babu says a number of these filmmakers straddle both worlds; some already work in the industry but in other capacities, and because of PAFF they are able to pursue their filmmaking dreams. PAFF also plays another important role by creating a proper venue where international films can be screened. Babu says PAFF played a significant role in

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bringing attention to the 2005 South African Oscarwinning movie “Tsotsi,” an independent film about six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader. “Tsotsi” was PAFF’s opening-night film in 2006 and gained a lot of press here in Los Angeles. Academy voters got a chance to view the film, after the press praised it for its grittiness, and honesty. “Tsotsi,” the first South African-made film to win an Oscar, has put the country’s movie industry firmly in the spotlight. Today, the Pan African Film and Arts Festival is America’s largest and most prestigious Black film event, screening more than 150 films made by and/or about people of African descent from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Europe and Canada. Sen. Curren Price, chairman of the California Legislative Black Caucus, was on hand at the Saturday screening of “The Start of Dreams,” which his office hosted. Several youth organizations, along with community members were introduced to the story of award-winning director Kenny Leon who brings aspiring teenage actors to a Broadway stage in an intense monologue competition. Sen. Price’s goal is to encourage the active participation of young people in the arts. In an effort to keep PAFF fresh, a number of new programs and partnerships were forged this year. For instance the PAFF Film Institute, in partnership with Black Enterprise magazine, featured a free, three-day weekend of intensive workshops on various subjects pertaining to the entertainment industry, such as acting, producing, directing, writing, distribution and marketing. These workshops focused on the “business of show business.” The Los Angeles Urban League Young

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Professionals presented “Table Talk.” a free lunchtime roundtable discussion with today’s top producers and writers representing films ranging from “Jumping the Broom” to hot television shows “Justified,” and BET’s “Reed Between the Lines.” Babu says he can’t say how financially successful the Pan African Film Festival 2012 is until all the bills are paid. But you can certainly say the large number of people streaming in and out of the screenings all left with positive things to say. Gail can be reached at gail@hollywoodbychoice.com.

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Singer, songwriter and entrepreneur Toni Malone stars in the one-woman show “It’s All About Love, Toni Malone the Sequel” March 3 at 6 p.m. at the Celebrity Centre International Theatre, 5930 Franklin Ave., Hollywood. Tickets are $38 in advance and $43 at the door. Purchase in advance at Soul Burgers, 1035 S. Prairie Ave., Suite 2, Inglewood or online at www.theladyofsong.com.

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FEBRUARY 23 ART CONCERT. Interdisciplinary installation, video, and performance artist Sanford Biggers performs “Moon Medicine,” free at 7pm at the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. This aural and optical experiment weaves found images of punk, funk, film noir, sci-fi, traditional Samoan dance, and Buddhism with original video content and improvised turntableism and veejaying. Parking is $3 after 6pm. Info: (310) 443-7000. AV. Orientation. The City of Palmdale’s public safety and community relations department, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, hosts a free Business Watch presentation for business owners and employees at

Dreamscape from OPED page 9 who might do him harm, but he also has to worry about the people assigned to protect him as well.” “Dreamscape” features Rhaechyl Walker as Myeisha Mills and John “Faahz” Merchant in multiple

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8am in the city council chamber, 38300 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Bring ideas and concerns on business safety and crime prevention. For information, (661) 267-5541. BLACK HISTORY EVENT. West Los Angeles College presents a African Market Place at noon at 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City. The event will feature cultural entertainment, wares and food in celebration of African American History Month. Free. For information, (310) 287-4597. AV. Grand Opening. Palmdale City officials host a groundbreaking ceremony at 11am for its new Transit Village, north side of Avenue Q at Fourth Street East in Palmdale. The ceremony will celebrate the new, innovative residential and mixed-use development. Free. For information contact John Mlynar, (661) 2675115.

FEBRUARY 24 FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT. Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship, 2085 S. Hobart Blvd., L.A., will host a free Fourth Fridays Family Movie Night at 6:30pm. Families are invited to come out and enjoy the fun, fellowship and light refreshments, including popcorn and punch. A discussion follows the movie. DOCUMENTARY. Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women

roles as the coroner, the officer, the 911 operator and the guy at the club. The play was directed by Hinds. “Dreamscape” will be performed at the University of Southern California on March 4. Tickets to the performance are free. Interested parties may rsvp by calling (951) 682-2664 or emailing dreamscape@bpcmediaworks.com. An encore performance has been scheduled at UC Riverside on Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. at the University Theater. Admission is $10.

present the award-winning documentary: “Freedom on My Mind,” in honor of Black History Month at 7pm at the Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., L.A. The film brings to life the 1960-1965 Mississippi Voter Registration Project with the story of local sharecroppers—led by women like Fannie Lou Hamer—and young civil rights organizers, Black and White, who worked together to challenge the apartheid system in Mississippi. Donation $8, includes buffet. For information, (323) 732-6416.

dren. This month’s meeting will be held in combination with Foshay’s Parent, Teacher, and Student Association, and the Black American Cultural Society. BPU serves parents throughout Los Angeles County. (310) 720-2798.

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HOME OWNER WORKSHOP. Community Service Workshop: “Seller Financing - No Bank Needed” from 10am-1pm at 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #102, L.A. Helps homeowners and prospective buyers learn a different, quicker, and simpler way to both sell and buy a home. Free. Reservations required, (800) 3046943.

FESTIVAL. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Pomona Valley Alumnae Chapter in conjunction with Pomona Public Library hosts its free 33rd annual Black Culture Festival from 11am4pm at Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. The event will feature Tuskegee Airmen, Buffalo Soliders, live entertainment, food, health and fitness vendors, face painting and music by DJ Severe. For information, (909) 543-2978.

IMPROVING WATTS. A workshop, “Park Design,” from 10:30am-noon at Watts Towers Arts Center Campus, 1727 E. 107th St., L.A. Will allow residents to propose improvements for the Cultural Crescent. Bring ideas for possible new park amenities. Free. For information, contact Tori Kjer: (323) 2230441 ext. 11.

SCREENING. The Los Angeles chapter of the American Diabetes Association in cooperation with SexyDiabetic.com hosts a Black History Month Diabetic Screening Health Fair from noon-4pm at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., L.A. Free. The fair will offer free screenings and resources to seniors, adults, and children. For information, (818) 835-5595. DEDICATION. The Department of Defense 60th anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee will present a special Black History Month Program, “A Story of Service, Sacrifice, and Patriotism,” honoring African Americans who served in the Korean War from 11am-4pm at the Tuskegee Airman’s Room at the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd., L.A. Free. For reservations, (310) 677-7359. PARENT MEETING. The Black Parent Union (BPU) will meet from 10am to noon at Foshay Learning Center, 3751 S. Harvard Blvd., L.A. The purpose of the BPU is to help parents, educators, and the community navigate the school system(s), to better advocate for equitable education for African-American chil-

Misunderstanding a Loving God The Greatest Mistake Ever “For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He gave up His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in (trust in, clings to and relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.” --John 3:16 (Amplified Bible) Who is God? Who is His Son? Why do I need Them in my life? What happens if I choose to reject Them? Does God really love everyone? Is it possible to live a life of holiness in a dark world? Does God forgive people for sinning against Him? In this book Jeanette Murphy openly shares her view of God’s love towards His creation (man). She compassionately explains His heart felt desire for a relationship with His people. God is not in heaven waiting for us to make mistakes so He can punish us; however, He is waiting for us to surrender. For Information Contact Pamela Jeanette Murphy: Tel: (310) 462-4245; Email: mpamela35@yahoo.com Book ID# 9781438976518

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MEETING. Assemblymember Holly Mitchell hosts a town hall meeting on the state budget from 10am-noon at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, 3200 Motor Ave., L.A. The event will have experts highlight features of the budget, including funded programs and proposed cuts. Free. For information, (310) 3421070. FESTIVAL. Uncle Darrow’s hosts his 12th annual “Mardi Gras West” from 1-5pm at 2560 S. Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey. The event will feature live music by T-Lou and the Super Hot Zydeco Band, along with a crawfish boil, dancing and raffles. Free. For information, (310) 306-4862.

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No man is an island, and in the new drama “Reap What You Sow,” Wren Davis discovers just how much his actions impact those around him. This sixth play by Compton-born playwright Brandi Burks comes to the Wilshire Ebell stage for one night only, Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre box office, 4401 W. 8th St., Los Angeles; from Inglewood Tickets; www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (323) 600-7402 for groups or VIPs.


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false is guilty of a crime.) S/ Bahni Turpin, Founder This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 25, 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 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/12 CNS-2264760# OUR WEEKLY

Ave #A, Redondo Beach CA 90078 This business is conducted by The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 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/ N. Foreman, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 8, 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 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/12 CNS-2264756# OUR WEEKLY

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 2013107 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Hangers, 3100 E. Imperial Hwy., Suite J4/KS, Lynwood, CA 90252, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Huiqiao Z Kang, CA, 6017 Eberle St., Lakewood, CA 90713 Tony Kang, CA, 6017 Eberle St., Lakewood, CA 90713 This business is conducted by Husband and Wife 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/ Huiqiao Z Kang This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 24, 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 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2262158# OUR WEEKLY

2009 in the County of Los Angeles. The full name and residence of the person(s) withdrawing as a partner(s): Leon Ebrahim, 13440 Aclare St., Cerritos, CA 90703. 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/ Leon Ebrahim This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on February 6, 2012. 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2262155# OUR WEEKLY

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 013254 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Hats Off 2 U, 713 W. Rosecrans Ave., Gardena, CA 90247, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Johnson Sherryl, 713 W. Rosecrans Ave., Gardena, CA 90247 This business is conducted by an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 06/12/2007 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/ Johnson Sherryl, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 24, 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). Refile 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/12 CNS-2265670# OUR WEEKLY

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 014280 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. SoLA Food Co-Op, 2. South Los Angeles Food, Co-Op, 1847 W. 43rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90062, County of LA Registered owner(s): Bahni Turpin, 1847 W. 43rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90062 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 022292 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Black Community Resource Network, 1302 E. 41st 403, Los Angeles, CA 90011, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Shelley Thomas, 1302 E. 41st 403, Los Angeles, CA 90011 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/ Shelley Thomas, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 8, 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 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/12 CNS-2264759# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012020137 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. “Elegance� Wedding & Event Designers; 2. Natalies Printing & Invitations, 2110 Artesia Blvd #326, Redondo Beach CA 90219, County of LA Registered owner(s): Nannette Foreman, 2601 Gates

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012022613 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: P & J Tobacco, 6680 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660,County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Monir Ibrahim, 10112 Alondra Blvd Apt. 3, Bellflower, CA 90706 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/7/2012 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/ Monir B. Ibrahim, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 08, 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). New Filings 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2262338# OUR WEEKLY

STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 2012 020628 The following person(s) has (have) withdrawn as a general partner(s) from the partnership operating under the fictitious business name of P & J Tobacco, 6680 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660. The fictitious business name statement for the partnership was filed on September 18,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012020658 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: New Light Baptist Church, 1406 West 84th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Madie Bolton, 1406 West 84th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047 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/ Madie Bolton, Trustee This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 6, 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 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2257639# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 016209 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: A and A Graphixs Signs and Banners, 7215 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90003 Registered owner(s): Jose A. Saavedra, 638 W. 99th St., Los Angeles, CA 90044 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/ Jose A. Saavedra, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 30, 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 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2257628# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 018010 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Inter national Exotic Hair Etc., 4443 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043, County of Los Angeles 2053 W. 79th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047 Registered owner(s): Diana Nembhard, 2053 W. 79th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047 This business is conducted by an Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/12. 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/ Diana P. Nembhard, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 1, 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,

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 026694 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Dorado Auto Detailing & Deluxe Hand Wash, 888 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101, County of Los Angeles. 11711 S. New Hampshire Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044. Registered owner(s): Isabel Jimenez, 11711 S. New Hampshire Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044. Rene Dorado, 11711 S. New Hampshire Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044. This business is conducted by husband and wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/15/12. 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/ Isabel Jimenez, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 16, 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 023526 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MIDOC, 3751 Chesapeake Ave #223, Los Angeles, CA 90016 Registered owner(s): Kennth S. Carr, 3751 Chesapeake Ave #223, Los Angeles, CA 90016 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/ Kenneth S. Carr, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 09, 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 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/12 CNS-2265424# OUR WEEKLY

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012014741 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Margarita Pizza Bar, 3335 South Figueroa St. Suite O, Los Angeles, CA 90007, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Margarita Pizza Company-Los Angeles LLC, 3335 South Figueroa St., Suite O, Los Angeles, CA 90007 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.) Margarita Pizza Company Los Angeles LLC S/ Alex Sacchetti, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 26, 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).

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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 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2257626# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012011894 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Marcus Garvey School, 5760 6th Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90043, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Marcus Garvey School, 5760 6th Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90043 This business is conducted by a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01-011976 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.) Marcus Garvey School S/ Linda Saunders, Executive Director This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 23, 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 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2254213# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 012865 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Unique Care Construction Company, 15751 Ryon Ave., #19, Bellflower, CA 90706, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Michael Yang Kim, 15751 Ryon Ave., #19, Bellflower, CA 90706 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/ Michael Yang Kim, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 24, 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 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2252028# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 013099 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Think Like A Leader, 815 N. La Brea, #151, Inglewood, CA 90302 Registered owner(s): Curtis Charles Williams, 640 W. 57th St., Ap. 1, L.A., CA 90037 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.) Think Like A Leader S/ Curtis Williams, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on January 24, 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 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2252026# OUR WEEKLY

GOVERNMENT CITY OF CARSON 701 E. CARSON STREET CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE Purchasing Manager of the City of Carson will receive sealed bids for: REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AT CARRIAGE CREST PARK AND STEVENSON PARK, AS DESCRIBED BY THE CITY OF CARSON BID SPECIFICATION NO. B12-01 EACH BID MUST BE SUBMITTED IN TRIPLICATE IN THE ENCLOSED RETURN ENVELOPE OR SIMILARLY MARKED ENVELOPE AND ON THE FORMS AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE OF THE PURCHASING MANAGER. IF AN ENVELOPE OTHER THAN THE ONE PROVIDED IS USED TO RETURN THE BID IT MUST BE IDENTIFIED AS BID NO. B12-01 ON THE ENVELOPE, AND ADDRESSED TO THE CITY CLERK. FAILURE TO IDENTIFY THE BID ON THE ENVELOPE MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF THE BID. Each bid must be submitted in triplicate to the office of the City Clerk at 701 E. Carson Street, Carson, California 90745 before 2:30 p.m., on the 15 th day of March 2012 and will be opened at that time in the office of the City Clerk, City of Carson and, thereafter, will be submitted to the Purchasing Manager/City

Council for award of a contract or rejection of the bids as the Purchasing Manager/City Council may deem wise in her/its discretion. Each bid shall be accompanied by a cash deposit, certified or cashier’s check, or a bidder’s bond made payable to the city, in an amount not less than 10 percent of the total bid submitted. The successful bidder shall furnish a performance bond and labor and material payment bond, each equal to 100 percent of the contract amount. BIDS RECEIVED AT 2:30 P.M. OR AFTER 2:30 P.M. WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE. It is the policy of the City of Carson to reject any bid that is received late. Such bid will be returned unopened. A mandator y pre-bid conference and job walk will be held on March 1, 2012 at 8:30 a.m., beginning at Stevenson Park, 17400 Lysander Drive, Carson, CA 90746. If you have any questions regarding this bid, please call Ruth Rodriguez, A/Purchasing Manager, at (310) 952-1758 extension 1233. DATED: THIS 22 nd DAY OF FEBRUARY 2012 CITY OF CARSON RUTH RODRIGUEZ A/PURCHASING MANAGER 2/23/12 CNS-2265964# OUR WEEKLY $625,000. Bidding Opportunity with LACCD The Los Angeles Community Colleges have embarked on an extensive Sustainable Building Program to address muchneeded campus improvements for educational and suppor t facilities for its nine community colleges. For future bidding opportunities please visit the website www.build-laccd.org under “Contracting and Bidding Site” then click “Construction Look-Ahead”: NOTICE TO BIDDERS College: West Los Angeles College Project Name: Campus Improvements - Street Improvements New Service & Fire Road Project Number: 39W.5979.03.28 Project Estimate: $575,000. $625,000. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Los Angeles Community College District (“District”) invites sealed bids for the following public works project (“Work”): Install Asphalt over CAB for length of New Service and Fire Road. Construct “No Stopping” signs and paint curbs red. Provide five light poles and fixtures and electrical connections. Adjust manhole covers as necessary to meet required elevations. Construct new catch basins, vditch, area drains surrounding the Central Plant Building. Construct new screen wall in front of the emergency generator and along fire road. Extend 18” storm drain from (e) catch basin between the Science and Math Building to the Point of Connection at the manhole in line with South Parking Structure. Bids shall be prepared in conformance with the Instructions to Bidders and other Bidding Documents. Bids must be received, by either hand delivery or mail, at BuildLACCD, 915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90017, no later than the Bid Closing Deadline of 10:00 a.m. on March 08, 2012, to be thereafter on said date and at said location publicly opened and read aloud. The Bidder assumes full and sole responsibility for timely receipt of its Bid.

Bidding Documents will be available to Bidders on and after February 21, 2012, at the following locations: For document pick up: Universal Reprographics (District’s reprographics service) at any of the following Three (3) locations: 1) Universal Reprographics Incorporated, Los Angeles Branch, 2706 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, California 90057 Tel: 213-365-7750 2) West Los Angeles Branch, 2043 Pontius Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90025 Tel: 310477-2900 3) Robertson Branch, 1444-B S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, 310-205-5242 To order or view online: http://www.build-laccd.org/, Contracting and Bidding Site, Universal Reprographics Online Plan Room Link To view in person: Cummings, 9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230, Telephone: 310-202-2575 The District will provide one (1) complete set of Bidding Documents to each Bidder, free of charge, for pick-up upon at least eight (8) hours notice to Universal Reprographics at any of the above-stated Universal Reprographics locations. Bidder may arrange, at Bidder’s own expense, for document delivery and additional sets by contacting Universal Reprographics at one of the above-stated locations. A Mandator y Pre-Bid Conference will be conducted on March 01, 2012, commencing promptly at 10:00 a.m. at Cumming Constr uction Company Trailer, 10100 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232. Attendance at the PreBid Conference is required as a condition of bidding, unless the Bidder is a “Local, Small or Emerging Business”, as defined in the District’s Policy on Local, Small and Emerging Businesses, Board Rule 7103.17 (a copy of which is available for review on the District’s Website), and Bidder submits an affidavit as required by said Board Rule. Sign language services are available for the Pre-Bid Conference upon written request received by Build-LACCD, 915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90017 or by Fax at 213996-2534 at least three (3) business days prior to the day of the Pre-Bid Conference. The Bidder to whom a contract for the Work is awarded by the District shall be required to furnish Performance and Payment Bonds as provided in the Instructions to Bidders. The Bidder to whom a contract for the Work is awarded by the District is required to hold at the time of submitting its Bid and Award a contracting license of the following classification(s):

CA 90017. The Bidder to whom a contract for the Work is awarded by the District shall comply with the provisions of the California Labor Code, as well as the District’s Project Labor Agreement (if applicable) and the District’s Labor Compliance Program (if applicable, including, without limitation, the obligation to pay the general prevailing rates of wages in the locality in which the Work is to be performed in accordance with, without limitation, Sections 1773.1, 1774, 1775 and 1776 of the California Labor Code and the obligation to comply with Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code governing employment of apprentices. Copies of the prevailing rates of per diem wages are on file at the District’s principal office at 915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90017, and are available to any interested party on request. Substitution of securities for any moneys withheld by District to ensure performance under any contract awarded by the District for the Work shall be permitted as required by Section 22300 of the California Public Contract Code. Bidders are notified of the District’s Surety Bond Program. For further information regarding enrollment eligibility and program services contact Paulette Williams, Merriweather & Williams, at 213-258-3000. Capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings assigned to them as set forth in Article 1 of the Instructions to Bidders. Questions shall be directed to: Denise Briggs Build-LACCD Sustainable Building Program Managers E-mail: denise.briggs@buildlaccd.org or via Phone: (213) 996-2247 or Fax: (213) 9962534 Contractors interested in obtaining information on upcoming LACCD projects; see www.build-laccd.org (Contracting and Bidding Site) 2/23/12 CNS-2264925# OUR WEEKLY BIDDING OPPORTUNITY WITH LACCD The Los Angeles Community Colleges have embarked on an extensive building program funded by Proposition A/AA to address much-needed campus improvements for educational and suppor t facilities for its nine community colleges. For future bidding opportunities please visit the website www.build-laccd.org under “Contracting and Bidding Site” then click “Construction Look-Ahead”:

“A” General Engineering Contractor

College: District-wide Project Name: Master Agreement for Purchase of Wayfinding Signage and Services Bid Number: 115

In addition, Bidder is required to hold, or designate in its Designation of Subcontractors a Subcontractor that holds, the certification(s) required by Applicable Laws to perform the following work: N/A

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Los Angeles Community College District (“District”) invites sealed bids for the following:

Pursuant to Labor Code Section 1771.7, this Project “will not” be subject to the District’s approved Labor Compliance Program, initially approved July 19, 2004. For questions or assistance concerning the Labor Compliance Program, Veronica Martinez, (213) 996-2581, 915 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90017.. The District “has” entered into a Project Labor Agreement that is applicable to this Project. For questions or assistance concerning the Project Labor Agreement (if applicable), contact Veronica Martinez, (213) 996-2581, 915 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 810, Los Angeles,

This is a competitive bid for the purchase by the Los Angeles Community College District of the following Wayfinding Signage and Services, for its colleges throughout the Los Angeles area. The items to be procured are broken down for the purposes of bidding into three (3) Bid Categories and consist of Exterior Signage, Interior Signage, and Services. Bids shall be prepared in conformance with the Instructions to Bidders using the forms included in the Bidding Documents. All Bids must be received at Build LACCD, 915 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 810, Los Angeles, Califor nia 90017, by either hand delivery or mail, no later

than March 15, 2012 @ 1:00 PM to be thereafter on said date and at said location publicly opened and read aloud. The Bidder assumes full and sole responsibility for timely receipt of its Bid, the Bid Security and any other documents required to be submitted with the Bid. Bidding Documents including Instruction to Bidders and other documents, if any, will be available to Bidders on and after February 14, 2012, at the following locations: For document pick up: Universal Reprographics Incorporated, Los Angeles Branch, 2706 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90057 Tel: 213365-7750, West Los Angeles Branch, 2043 Ponitius Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90025 Tel: 310477-2900, Robertson Branch, 1444-B S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Tel: 310-2055242. To order or view online: http://build-laccd.org/, Contracting and Bidding Site, Universal Reprographics Online Plan Room Link To view in person: Build LACCD, 915 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 810, Los Angeles, California 90017, 213-9962249 The District will provide one (1) complete set of Bidding Documents to each Bidder, free of charge, for pick-up upon at least eight (8) hours notice to Universal Reprographics at any of the above-stated Universal Reprographics locations. Bidder may arrange, at Bidder’s own expense, for document delivery and additional sets by contacting Universal Reprographics at one of the above-stated Universal Reprographics locations. There will be a mandator y Phone Pre-Bid Conference on Febr uar y 29, 2012 @ 10:00 AM. Information for conference line will be included in the Bid Documents. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY PREQUALIFIED BIDDERS MAY SUBMIT A BID ON THIS PROJECT. IF YOU ARE NOT PRE-QUALIFIED YOUR BID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Questions shall be directed to: Paul Spear Sustainable Building Program Managers paul.spear@build-laccd.org [Contractors interested in obtaining information on upcoming LACCD projects; see build-laccd.org (Contracting and Bidding Site)] 2/23/12 CNS-2263534# OUR WEEKLY

PUBLIC AUCTION/SALES NOTICE OF SALE/DISPOSITION OF COLLATERAL To: FRED DANIELS, JR. 17701 S. AVALON #262 CARSON CA 90746 PR file number: A.110162 Account Number: 251577 From: PROBER & RAPHAEL 20750 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 100, Woodland Hills, CA 91364 Attorneys for: Community West Bank 445 Pine Avenue Goleta, CA 93117 This communication is made in an attempt to collect upon a debt or judgment and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Community West Bank, hereinafter referred to as (“Community”) will sell your mobile home, truck camper or floating home which registered with the Department of Housing and Community Development under the registration numbers 04710725A and 04710725B, Label/Insignia numbers 170577 and 170576 and Decal No.ABB7606 located at 17701 S. AVALON #262 CARSON CA 90746 to the highest qualified

bidder in public as follows: Date of Sale: March 8, 2012 Time: 11:00 AM Place: INSIDE THE LOBBY OF THE BUILDING LOCATED AT 628 NORTH DIAMOND BAR BLVD., SUITE B, DIAMOND BAR, CA. Please be advised that if you notify my office within 30 days that all or a part of your obligation to Community West Bank is disputed, then I will mail to you written verification of the obligation and the amounts owed to Community West Bank. In addition, upon your request within 30 days of receipt of this letter, I will provide you with the name and address of the original creditor, if different from the current creditor. You may request an accounting by calling PROBER & RAPHAEL at (818) 227-0100, ext. 306.If I do not hear from you within 30 days, I will assume that your debt to Community West Bank is valid. The state Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act require that, except under unusual circumstances, collectors may not contact you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. They may not harass you by using threats of violence or arrest or by using obscene language. Collectors may not use false or misleading statements or call you at work if they know or have reason to know that you may not receive personal calls at work. For the most part, collectors may not tell another person, other than your attorney or spouse, about your debt. Collectors may contact another person to confirm your location or enforce a judgment. For more information about debt collection activities, you may contact the Federal trade Commission at 1-877-FTCHELP or www.ftc.gov. At any time before the sale, you may redeem the collateral in accordance with Section 9623 of the California Uniform Commercial Code anytime before we sell it by paying the full amount you owe (not just the past due payments), including our expenses and fees incurred. The account is due and owing the sum of $56,998.34 plus interest at the contract rate from February 15, 2012, plus any amounts necessary to reimburse PROBER & RAPHAEL for reasonable foreclosure fees and costs as well as any other sums to which Community West Bank, may be entitled to under the terms of your agreement. To learn the exact amount you must pay, call us at PROBER & RAPHAEL at (818) 227-0100, ext. 306. If you want us to explain to you in writing how we have figured the amount that you owe us, you may call us at (818) 2270100, ext 306. SPECIAL NOTICE THE FOLLOWING NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU IN THE EVENT THAT THE FEDERAL FAIR DEBT COLLECTIONS ACT APPLIES TO THIS COMMUNCATION. The following statement provides you with notice of certain rights which you may have by law. Nothing in this statement modifies or changes the hearing date of response time specified in the attached documents or your need to take legal action to protect your rights in this matter. No provision of the following statement modifies or removes your need to comply with local rules concerning the attached documents. CONSUMER DISCLOSURE This Communication is made in an attempt to collect on a debt or judgment and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Please be advised that if you notify COMMUNITY WEST BANK’S attorneys within 30 days that all or a part of your obligation or judgment to COMMUNITY WEST BANK is disputed, then COMMUNITY WEST BANK’S attorneys will mail to you a written verification of the obligations or judgment and the amounts owed to COMMUNITY WEST BANK. In addition and upon your written request within 30 days, I will provide you with the name and address of the original creditor, if different from the current creditor. Prober & Raphael, A Law Corporation Homan Mobasser cc: Department of Housing and Community Development 1800 Third Street, Sacramento, CA 942522050 NPP0197122 02/23/12, 03/01/12

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TRUSTEE SALES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20110187500784 Title Order No.: 110191956 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/10/05. 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. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/24/05, as Instrument No. 05 2550183 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. EXECUTED BY: MARTIN AVILA SALAZAR, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) DATE OF SALE: March 14, 2012 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Inside the lobby of the building located at 628 North Diamond Bar Blvd., Suite B, Diamond Bar, CA STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 418 W 226TH ST, CARSON, CA 90745. APN# 7341-025-030 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $396,454.91. 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. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION 2 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1, EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762-9334 916-939-0772, www.nationwideposting.com NDEx West L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee, BY: Ric Juarez Dated: 02/17/12 NPP0196723 02/23/12, 03/01/12, 03/08/12 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2263583# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 11-02393-6 Loan No. 1103667719 Title Order No. 5901133 APN 7332001-030 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/5/2007. 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 3/14/2012, at 09:00 AM, Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA,


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0031927 Title Order No. 08-8-135093 Investor/Insurer No. APN No. 7335-020-015 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/21/2006. 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ADRIANO LIBIRAN, A SINGLE MAN, dated 07/21/2006 and recorded 8/1/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1694276, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2012 at 11:00 AM, 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: 22236 CATSKILL AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 907453113. 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 $667,401.10. 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. DATED: 07/25/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1757 TAPO CANYON ROAD, SVW-88 SIMI VALLEY, CA

93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4197513 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2262028# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0139364 Title Order No. 11-0119568 Investor/Insurer No. 141545613 APN No. 7329-023-096 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/01/2006. 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 CELIA JIMENEZ, A WIDOW, dated 06/01/2006 and recorded 6/14/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1309355, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/22/2012 at 9:00 AM, 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: 22927 MISSION DRIVE, 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 $537,134.68. 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. DATED: 02/22/2012 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. ASAP# 4196410 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2261959# OUR WEEKLY T.S. No. 2011-1783 Order No. 30327745 Loan No. SS10048 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/30/2007. 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: BONIFACIO NGALONGALAY AND ROSARIO NGALONGALAY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: S.B.S. TRUST DEED NETWORK, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION Deed of Trust recorded 9/10/2007 as Instrument No. 20072085202 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 3/8/2012 at 9:00 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: $216,469.65. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 21304 SOUTH ALAMEDA STREET CARSON, CA 90810 A.P.N.: 7308-018016 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. FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (714) 573-1965 or LOG ONTO WWW.priorityposting.com Date: 2/6/2012 WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. S.B.S. TRUST DEED NETWORK, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION 31194 La Baya Drive, Suite 106 Westlake Village, California 91362 (818) 991-4600 LUIS ALVARADO, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER P923671 2/16, 2/23, 03/01/2012 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2261431# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0133822 Title Order No. 11-0113022 Investor/Insurer No. 106302728 APN No. 7380-013-007 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/12/2005. 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 STEFAN RECARDO MAHALEY, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 10/12/2005 and recorded 10/26/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2576244, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/12/2012 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: 20103 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 $496,405.88. 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. DATED: 02/09/2012 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. ASAP# 4197119 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2260846# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0072708 Title Order No. 11-0058773 Investor/Insurer No. 7008799 APN No. 7363-003-006 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/20/2006. 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 BECKY P MARTINEZ, AND RENO JURBINA, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 12/20/2006 and recorded 12/26/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2858107, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/12/2012 at 11:00 AM, 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: 504 W 232ND ST, CARSON, CA, 907454618. 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 $605,054.33. 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. DATED: 02/11/2012 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. ASAP# 4196997 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2260806# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. : 20110187500711 Title Order No.: 110170474 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 5/21/2007. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/31/2007 as Instrument No. 20071315362 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JORGE VELA, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 3/16/2012 TIME OF SALE: 09:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 181 W 228TH ST , CARSON, CA 90745 APN#: 7341-019-035 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $309,362.05. 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. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: PRIORITY POSTING &

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 08-0070958 Title Order No. 08-8-260940 APN No. 7319-041-061 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/02/2005. 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, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by UBEN OGBU RUSH, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 08/02/2005 and recorded 8/12/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1935297, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2012 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: 1236 DATE PALM DR, 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 $680,057.81. 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. DATED: 10/11/2008 RECONTRUST COMPANY 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., SV2202 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4197328 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2262499# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0131438 Title Order No. 11-0111312 APN No. 7363-018-038 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/01/2007. 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 JENNIE PEREZ A WIDOW, dated 02/01/2007 and recorded 2/8/2007, as Instrument No. 20070274207, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/12/2012 at 1:00PM, At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California 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: 166 WEST 232ND PLACE, 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 $353,258.06. 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. DATED: 02/15/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 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. FEI # 1006.153295 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2262691# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0078837 Title Order No. 11-0062953 Investor/Insurer No. 1007174657 APN No. 7335016-001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/30/2006. 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 WEVINA PAYUMO, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/30/2006 and recorded 4/10/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0775437, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los

Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2012 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: 22033 SOUTH GRACE 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 $519,975.49. 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. DATED: 11/23/2011 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. ASAP# 4198468 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2262749# OUR WEEKLY

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FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/14/2007, as Instrument No. 20071438994 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: DIVINA G. ARAGON, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EXPRESS CAPITAL LENDING 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: 811 E CALBAS STREET, 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 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). 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 $443,383.06 (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: 2/14/2012 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 1920 Main Street Suite 1120, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-4900 Michael Busby Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 P924490 2/23, 3/1, 03/08/2012 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2263266# OUR WEEKLY


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PUBLISHING, INC. 17501 IRVINE BLVD., SUITE ONE TUSTIN, CA 92780 714-5731965 www.priorityposting.com NDex West, LLC as Trustee Dated: 2/17/2012 NDex West, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P922654 2/23, 3/1, 03/08/2012 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2260414# OUR WEEKLY T.S. No.: 11-43498 TSG Order No.: 110293501-CA-MSI A.P.N.: 7321-031-055 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/15/2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/7/2012 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 08/25/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1902111 in book —, page — of official records in the Office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: PATRICE R. COLE, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., 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: 19532 EDDINGTON DRIVE, 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: $644,751.14 (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. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 10/25/2011 Date: 2/9/2012 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.” P923331 2/16, 2/23, 03/01/2012 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2260400# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0122261 Title Order No. 11-0102616

Investor/Insurer No. 171678738 APN No. 7326-020-048 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/26/2007. 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 DONALD W MITCHELL, AND DARLENE MITCHELL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/26/2007 and recorded 7/5/2007, as Instrument No. 20071599283, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/12/2012 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: 21633 VILLA PACIFICA CIR, CARSON, CA, 907451741. 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 $368,714.17. 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. DATED: 01/25/2012 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. ASAP# 4195282 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2259902# OUR WEEKLY T.S. No. 11-1655 Loan No. 1663-A T.S.G.# 116000649 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE On 3/8/2012 at 09:00 AM Smithstone Corporation, a California Corporation, Trustee, or Successor Trustee or Substituted Trustee of that certain Deed of Trust executed by VICTOR H. ARTAVIA AND EVELYN D. ARTAVIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, TRUSTOR, and recorded on 04/06/2006 as Document No. 06-0750539, of Official Records of Los Angeles County, California, and pursuant to that certain Notice of Default thereunder recorded on 10/21/2011 as Document No. 20111430742, of Official Records of Said County, will under and pursuant to said Deed of Trust sell at public auction for cash, lawful money of the United States of America, a cashier’s check

payable to said Trustee 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, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, at Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA, all that 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: SEE LEGAL DESCRIPTION ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF AS EXHIBIT “A”. LEGAL DESCRIPTION EXHIBIT “A” The land referred to in this policy is described as follows: Real property in the City of Carson, County of Los Angeles, State of California, described as follows: PARCEL 1: THE WEST 125 FEET OF LOT 20 TRACT NO. 5927, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 64 PAGE 58 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. PARCEL 2: THE WEST 125 FEET OF LOT 30 OF TRACT NO. 5927, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 64 PAGE 58 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. PARCEL 3: THE WEST 125 FEET OF LOT 31 AND THE NORTH 10 FEET OF THE WEST 125 FEET OF LOT 32 OF TRACT NO. 5927, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 64 PAGE 58 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDED OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS, AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID PROPERTY, BUT WITH NO RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS PROVIDED IN DEEDS OF RECORD. APN: 7336-017-034 AND 7336-017-036 AND 7336017-037. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 7736-017-034, 7336017-036, 7336-017-037 Assesor’s Parcel Number: 7336-017-034, 7336-017-036, 7336-017-037 ADDRESS: 20930-20942 MAIN STREET, CARSON, CA 90745 (x) The street address or other common designation of said property: 20930-20942 MAIN STREET Carson, CA 90475. 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. (X) Name and address of the beneficiary at whose request the sale is being conducted: BROWNSTONE MORTGAGE FUND I, LP 2700 NORTH MAIN STREET, SUITE #508 SANTA ANA, CA 92705 Directions to the above property may be obtained by requesting same in writing from the beneficiary within 10 days from the first publication of this notice. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, as to title, possession or encumbrances to satisfy the unpaid balance due on the note or notes secured by said Deed of Trust, to wit: original amount of $46,633.87 plus the following estimated costs, expenses costs, expenses and advances at the time of initial publication of this Notice of Sale: $56,703.17. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/22/2006, 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. PUBLISHED IN “OUR WEEKLY” ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: DATE: FEBRUARY 16, 2012 DATE: FEBRUARY 23, 2012 DATE: MARCH 1, 2012 SMITHSTONE CORPORATION 2700 North Main Street, Suite 508 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 547-1285 ALEX NACKOUL, JR.,

MANAGING DIRECTOR Dated 2/2/2012 P921558 2/16, 2/23, 03/01/2012 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2259482# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0135275 Title Order No. 11-0114517 Investor/Insurer No. 1698378339 APN No. 7341022-002 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/25/2005. 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 JOSE B. MORALES AND MARITTA L. MORALES, HUSBAND AND WIFE, dated 03/25/2005 and recorded 4/5/2005, as Instrument No. 05 0780789, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/22/2012 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: 286 SHADWELL STREET, 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 $285,417.05. 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. DATED: 02/17/2012 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. ASAP# FNMA4192245 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2259294# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110015005191 Title Order No.: 110463419 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/24/2006. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0679673 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: HORTENCIA VILLARREAL, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 03/07/2012 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 539 W 220TH ST UNIT 41, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7343-021-087 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $273,656.23. 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. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/08/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4194484 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2258834# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0115509 Title Order No. 11-0095975 Investor/Insurer No. 115826390 APN No. 7333-020-002 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/02/2005. 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 JOSE ABEL ZELAYA, A SINGLE MAN, dated 12/02/2005 and recorded 1/3/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0004546, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/19/2012 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: 22612 FRIES 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 $594,279.16. 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. DATED: 02/18/2012 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. ASAP# 4194894 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2258829# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1345679-02 APN: 7327-006-010 TRA: 001021 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx8349 REF: Lopez, Gilbert IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 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. On March 07, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 29, 2007, as Inst. No. 20071565311 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Gilbert Lopez and Jacqueline Lopez, Husband And Wife, 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: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21419 Weiser Ave Carson CA 90745-1635 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: $437,090.94. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 16, 2012. (R-403720 02/16/12, 02/23/12, 03/01/12) 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2258647# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7717.20880 Title Order No. 4502378 MIN No. 100033300095245471 APN 7332-028-024 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/19/2007. 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 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 §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 satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Lino Valencia, an unmarried man Recorded: 11/30/07, as Instrument No. 20072631912, of Official Records of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 02/29/12 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California, Pomona, CA. The purported property address is: 709 East 222nd Street, Carson, CA 90745 Assessors Parcel No. 7332-028-024 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 $472,955.29. 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, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. Date: February 7, 2012 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee David Ochoa, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 714-277-4845 or 800-280-2832 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI # 1002.194034: 02/09/2012,02/16/2012,02/23/ 2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2258189# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0099664 Title Order No. 11-0081062 Investor/Insurer No. 1704353063 APN No. 7333-

005-024 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/27/2007. 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 EVA DEL CASTILLO , AND FILIBERTO DEL CASTILLO, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/27/2007 and recorded 7/5/2007, as Instrument No. 20071598840, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/15/2012 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: 423 EAST 224TH STREET, CARSON, CA, 907453945. 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 $433,209.82. 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. DATED: 12/20/2011 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. ASAP# FNMA4192247 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2257763# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FSL114297 APN# 7333-015-001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/8/2007. 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. On March 8, 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 ANNALISA DELOS REYES, A SINGLE WOMAN, as


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0139785 Title Order No. 11-0119906 Investor/Insurer No. 870957685 APN No. 7330-004-034 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/13/2007. 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 MANUEL D. FERRER AND ANICETA A. FERRER, dated 07/13/2007 and recorded 7/19/2007, as Instrument No. 20071708502, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/22/2012 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: 23417 SOUTH FIGUEROA STREET, 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 $449,858.81. 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. DATED: 02/23/2012 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. ASAP# 4185759 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2256450# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0065066 Title Order No. 11-0052372 Investor/Insurer No. 114904317 APN No. 7319-023-181 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/23/2005. 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 RITA M RICHARD, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 09/23/2005 and recorded 9/30/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2363251, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 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: 803 EAST VICTORIA STREET #112, CARSON, CA, 907466701. 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 $357,593.73. 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. DATED: 11/02/2011 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. ASAP# 4191246 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2255966# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0135836 Title Order No. 11-0115491 Investor/Insurer No. 105865986 APN No. 7319-016-007 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/10/2005. 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 MILTON C NEELEY AND DEBRA A NEELEY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 10/10/2005 and recorded 10/19/2005, as Instrument No. 05-2517455, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/22/2012 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: 17425 PRONDALL COURT, 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 $353,288.23. 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. DATED: 02/18/2012 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. ASAP# 4186716 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012, 03/08/2012 2/23, 3/1, 3/8/12 CNS-2255659# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015010725 Title Order No.: 100639874 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/01/2004. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/10/2004 as Instrument No. 04 1490303 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: RIZAL S. MARTIN AND GENARA-SUSAN A. MARTIN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 02/29/2012 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22838 SERRA DRIVE, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7329-023-192 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $404,336.72. 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. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 02/03/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4190654 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2255624# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0081929 Title Order No. 09-8-233035 Investor/Insurer No. 1701066590 APN No. 7338019-028 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/27/2006. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GALDINO RIOS, A SINGLE MAN AND BENITO GOMEZ AND RUFENA GOMEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE ALL AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/27/2006 and recorded 4/5/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0733762, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/01/2012 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: 18725 METTLER 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 $366,857.74. 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 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. DATED: 09/16/2009 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. ASAP# FNMA4187238 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2254814# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 7380-002-008 TS No: CA09002338-11-1 TO No: 110195608-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED June 5, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 5, 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 June 13, 2008 as Instrument No. 20081052738 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by EARNEST L DANIELS AND, SANDRA L DANIELS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, 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: 1209 E HELMICK, 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

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0065688 Title Order No. 09-8-192976 Investor/Insurer No. 0 APN No. 7321-008-015 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/25/2005. 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 DONELL WILLIAMS AND CHERYL WILLIAMS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/25/2005 and recorded 5/3/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1031544, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 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: 19720 DUNBROOKE AVE, CARSON, CA, 907462310. 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 $484,166.93. 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. DATED: 08/20/2009 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. ASAP# 4193248 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2256698# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11-04176-3 CA Loan No. 0017591173 Title Order No. 989627 APN 7380001-026 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 7, 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 March 1, 2012, at 11:00 AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on July 14, 2005, as Instrument No. 05 1660553 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA , executed by: ERNEST WILLIAMS, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND PAYGE CARNES AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, AS JOINT TENANTS., as Trustor, in favor of OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION 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: 1129 E GLADWICK ST, CARSON, CA 90746-3824 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). 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 $528,205.33 (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: February 9, 2012 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 135 Main Street, Suite 1900, San Francisco , CA 94105, 415247-2450 By: Mariah Booker, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 ASAP# 4193854 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2257129# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 6050781 TS No.: CA1100236414 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:7319-041-011 Property Address: 17628 MULBERRY DRIVE CARSON, CA 90746 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/24/06. 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 February 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 07/31/06, as Instrument No. 06 1684000, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: MELCHI C. MATTHEWS AND BEVERLY L.D. MATTHEWS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS,. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) Inside the lobby of the building located at 628 North Diamond Bar Blvd., Suite B, Diamond Bar, 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 described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 7319-041-011. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be:: 17628 MULBERRY 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. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $543,282.64. 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. 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 Trustee. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 02/09/12, First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers — FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916) 939-0772. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC May be Acting as a Debt Collector Attempting to Collect a Debt. Any Information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0195961 02/09/12, 02/16/12, 02/23/12 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2257152# OUR WEEKLY

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Trustors, recorded on 2/21/2007, as Instrument No. 20070372085, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the 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. 7333-015-001 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 518 EAST 224TH STREET, CARSON, CA 90745. 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 $397,761.89. 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: 2/2/2012 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 ASAP# 4194078 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012, 03/01/2012 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2257580# OUR WEEKLY


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0127812 Title Order No. 11-0108561 Investor/Insurer No. 137121158 APN No. 7320-010-019 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/17/2006. 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 ROBERT E BLACK, A WIDOWER, dated 05/17/2006 and recorded 5/30/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1173504, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 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: 19227 ANDMARK AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 907462814. 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

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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 $224,070.06 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: January 31, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09002338-11-1 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 IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# 4190010 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2254726# OUR WEEKLY

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 $421,202.75. 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. DATED: 02/03/2012 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. ASAP# 4188852 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2254598# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 805D-060123 Loan No. 0000123657 Title Order No. 110031382 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0614-2005. 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 0229-2012 at 9:00 AM, PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-21-2005, Instrument 05 1450801 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ROBERT HILL AND MARILOU HILL HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, ‘’MERS’’ MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR EXCEL FUNDING AND THEIR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary will sell at public auction the trustor’s interest in the property described below, to the 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. The 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: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $604,967.66(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property

purported as: 21503 SOUTH PERRY ST , CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7327008-044 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”. DATE: 01-31-2012 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 OR VISIT WEBSITE: www.priorityposting.com PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., AS TRUSTEE PLM Lender Services, Inc. 46 N. Second Street Campbell, CA 95008 (408)-370-4030 ELIZABETH GODBEY, VICE PRESIDENT PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P920813 2/9, 2/16, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2254264# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA114164 APN# 7332-025-024 Address 22118 GARSTON AVENUE CARSON, CA 90745 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/31/2006. 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 March 1, 2012, at 11:00 AM, BEHIND 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 GRACE A. NOUSSIAS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustors, recorded on 8/7/2006, as Instrument No. 06-1736958, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the 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. 7332-025-024 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 22118 GARSTON AVENUE , CARSON, CA 90745. 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 $321,427.35. 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. ASAP# 4189219 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12

CNS-2254036# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FSL114272 APN# 7308-002-018 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/18/2006. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 1, 2012, at 11:00 AM, BEHIND 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 PEDRO MELGAR, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustors, recorded on 5/1/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0947250, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the 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. 7308-002-018 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 2608 EAST DOMINGUEZ STREET, CARSON, CA 90810. 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 $343,907.39. 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: 1/26/2012 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By:A 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 ASAP# 4189208 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2253933# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 753033CA Loan No. 0024761132 Title Order No. 110512652-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/28/2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/1/2012 at 09:00 AM, CALIFORNIA

RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10/05/2007, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 20072291386, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: ANTONIO RUBIN AND SILVIA RUBIN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, CHASE BANK USA, N.A., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the 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: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $563,151.36 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1644 E 220TH ST CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7328-015-018 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: 2/6/2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee FRED RESTREPO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com P917555 2/9, 2/16, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2253573# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0126766 Title Order No. 11-0107523 Investor/Insurer No. 1044832247 APN No. 7315028-031 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/21/2006. 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 GABRIEL SAPIEN RAMIREZ, A SINGLE MAN, dated

12/21/2006 and recorded 1/4/2007, as Instrument No. 20070015770, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/05/2012 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: 14 PARADISE VALLEY, UNIT 137, 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 $328,604.75. 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. DATED: 02/03/2012 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. ASAP# 4185720 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2252901# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 449103CA Loan No. 0022690754 Title Order No. 761258 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03-16-2006. 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 0301-2012 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-30-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 0677064, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: JUAN GALLARDO AND MARTHA L GALLARDO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, CHASE BANK USA, N.A., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the 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(S) 213 OF TRACT NO. 16879, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 488 PAGE(S) 26 THROUGH 28 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. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $433,873.51 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 18813 CROCKER AVE CARSON, CA 90746-0000 APN Number: 7338-017-032 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: 02-08-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ISAAC PACHECO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4186409 02/09/2012, 02/16/2012, 02/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2252433# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-395757-VF Order #: 100632341-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/31/2007. 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 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): JAMES STEWART JR., A SINGLE PERSON Recorded: 8/15/2007 as Instrument No. 20071910173 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/1/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $438,801.84 The purported property address is: 520 E BRADENHALL DR CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No. 6126-015-013 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: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Ext. 3704 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. IDSPub #0021633 2/9/2012 2/16/2012 2/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2251317# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-463656-CT Order #: 926463 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/8/2006. 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,


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-479180-LL Order #: 110520319-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/23/2007. 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 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): CYNTHIA SORIANO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 5/8/2007 as Instrument No. 20071109868 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/1/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $433,025.08 The purported property address is: 21831 RASHDALL AVENUE CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7343014-023 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: 714573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Ext. 3704 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. IDSPub #0020745 2/9/2012 2/16/2012 2/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2242249# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-479748-LL Order #: 110524525-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/1/2007. 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 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): MARIA M NAJARRO, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 10/10/2007 as Instrument No. 20072312230 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/1/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $388,418.93 The purported property address is: 2518 EAST HARRISON STREET CARSON, CA 90810 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7308007-008 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: 714573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Ext. 3704 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. IDSPub #0020894 2/9/2012 2/16/2012 2/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2243205# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-479422-LL Order #: 110521655-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/9/2007. 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 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): MOHAMED NABIL ABDULLAH-KANIFATI AND LEDA J TAN Recorded: 10/17/2007 as Instrument No. 20072363717 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/1/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $398,909.37 The purported property address is: 21724 GRACE AVE #118 CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7335-010-054 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: 714573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Ext. 3704 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. IDSPub #0020876 2/9/2012 2/16/2012 2/23/2012 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/12 CNS-2243207# OUR WEEKLY

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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): MOISES LOPEZ AND DANELIA LOPEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/18/2006 as Instrument No. 20062804767 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/8/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $521,074.57 The purported property address is: 214 W CARRIAGEDALE DR CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7330-009-041 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: 714573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Ext. 3704 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. IDSPub #0021005 2/16/2012 2/23/2012 3/1/2012 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 CNS-2245279# OUR WEEKLY


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