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Jordan High ■ Highest API growth among LAUSD schools BY MERDIES HAYES OW CONTRIBUTOR

David Starr Jordan High School sits smack within one of America’s best known ghettos—Watts. In the past, most of its students have consistently performed on par with the ambience of their surroundings. At the corner of Alameda and 103rd streets, Jordan High has for decades been the last place in town any group of students or opposing prep sports team would want to visit. The old campus was foreboding for the non-resident, irrespective of race or ethnicity, who had never witnessed firsthand modern, big-city poverty. From the 1960s onward, the “gangs of L.A.” (the Slausons, the Farmers, the Crips, the Pirus, the Bloods) virtually emanated from Jordan and its surroundings. The paint was chipped, windows broken, walls cracked and Glenn Seaborg Field was rusty and run over. Once inside, obsolete textbooks, worn-out furniture, inoperable lavatories and unreliable utilities (heating/air conditioning) deflated eager students and idealistic teachers alike. Academic results have traditionally lagged far behind most high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), so much so that faculty and staff there have had some of the state’s highest turnover rates. The unsightly neighborhood includes the notorious Jordan Downs Housing Projects, where dilapidated “shotgun” homes and debris-ridden lots may have sat unchanged for a half-century. Gang members, winos, drug addicts and prostitutes once gave salute to “tweens” and teens daily to and from campus. Despite these social barriers, Jordan’s history has produced a number of celebrity success stories, among them: actor Roger E. Mosley (“Magnum, P.I.”), Olympic gold medalist in track Florence Griffith-Joyner, jazz legends Buddy Collette (saxophone) and Charles Mingus (bass), singers Walter and Wallace Scott (“The Whispers”) and attorney Stan Sanders, who in the 1960s was the city’s first Black Rhodes Scholar. By 2010, Jordan High was graduating a little more than three out of 10 students. The California Standards Test found one of 926 students tested as “advanced” in mathematics; only 2 percent of students had basic math proficiency. A mere 13 percent of kids were proficient in English—that is, the ability to read and write at grade level. During this time, Jordan achieved an API (Academic Performance Index) score of 560—far below the state-recommended 800 points. Jordan’s 92 teachers were usually hardpressed to mold the character and cognitive skills of its 1,538 pupils. Principal Sherri Williams is the latest in a series of administrators brought in to improve academic standards. The district’s old habit of replacing principals there discouraged long-term bonding between the administration and student body. Mandatory school uniforms were suggested in 2010 by former LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines. This proved impractical for the students, whose parents were mostly working-poor immigrant

families and typically could not afford multiple outfits, agreed one representative from the mayor’s partnership. Then the law got tough on truancy. The Los Angeles Municipal Code imposes a daytime curfew that gives police the power to detain and question (or “stop-and-frisk”) youth under the age of 18 for being off campus during school hours. Manuel Criollo, lead organizer for the Los Angeles-based Community Rights Campaign— which fought in 2011 to get rid of that policy—said truancy tickets costing up to $250 were issued (not including court costs) which resulted in financial strain for impoverished parents. “Fine-based tickets have a real negative impact on family life,” Criollo said. Another obstacle to learning was the noise, clutter and smell of auto junkyards, scrap yards, abandoned foundries and forges, recycling centers and big rigs at work along the venerable Alameda industrial corridor. Added to that are the rusty, steel skeletons of old industrial giants that signify the long-ago, faded era of Los Angeles industrial might. What’s more, high-tech Los Angeles Southeast Regional High School (officially in South Gate where GM once made Chevys and Cadillacs) seemed to look mockingly across Alameda Street at the old Jordan campus. Residential and commercial improvements are taking place in the area (i.e. the huge La Alameda shopping center, refurbished Ted Watkins Park, the Alameda Corridor freight transit system, the nearby Blue Line, remodeling of KingDrew Hospital)—but nothing for Jordan High. Those days are over. No, the big corporations are not moving back to Los Angeles. The big news is that Jordan High School Educational Complex is in the midst of a $75-million renovation plan for not only aesthetic reasons, but for premium academics. This is where Principal Williams comes in. She has braved the tempest with ingenuity and academic innovation. There’s open communication, accountability and a more engaging, “hands-on” school day which link Williams and her charges in a positive, uplifting learning environoment. During her tenure, test scores have climbed 50 points. Enrollment has increased yearly since 2009: “They were lined up down the hallway like they were going to a movie,” she beamed. Williams has a reputation of balancing the right measure of academics and social guidance in a valiant effort to produce new leaders from traditionally rejected youth. Today, 75.4 percent (702) of Jordan students are Hispanic, and only 20 percent are African American. Jordan has hired new faculty, reconstituting the school with a focus on increasing the quality of the overall staff. Among the changes are new structures and protocols implemented to increase the positive culture among students, thereby fostering higher expectations; early implementation of “blended learning” (primarily for algebra and ninth- and tenth-grade English language arts) and the Pioneer Program, a peer-developed plan for faculty to selfassess their knowledge/skills using tools rooted in the teaching and learning framework. The Safe Passages program is self-explanatory: the neighborhood had

been mired in crime for so long that parents and administrators organized chaperones mostly from Jordan Downs to safely escort students to and from school. There will be 52 new classrooms within a series of two- and three-story buildings to accommodate two remarkable academies: Williams’ “Partnership Academy for the Arts” (inspired by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s pledge to improve secondary education by encouraging more collaboration between public /private interests) and “Animo College Preparatory Charter High School” (part of Green Dot Public Schools). Swinerton Builders (designer of most of the new school campuses opening throughout South L.A.) will handle the construction in time for a 2015 opening. Also, the old administration building will be converted into offices as well as hosting eight new classrooms and a library. The girl’s gymnasium will comprise the performing arts facility (stage, footlights, choreography space, etc.) as well as three extra classrooms. “Watts is worth it,” Villaraigosa said. “When we joined the Partnership, I said ‘give me the lowest-performing, most violent school’ and we’ll show you what can be done with fully-engaged teachers and extraordinary kids. We have a lot more gifted kids in Watts than was previously believed.” The arts academy has seen in one year a 93-point gain in API scores; along with Roosevelt ESP (Environmental and Social Policy) in East L.A., Jordan is in the 99th percentile of API rankings and has shown the highest gains of any LAUSD school. Jordan has outperformed LAUSD standards in all subject areas, as well as besting various “partners” (private, religious or charter schools who work in conjunction with the district) in test scores. Suspensions are down 5.4 percent, attendance is up 2.4 percent and graduation rates have jumped 13 points (roughly 36.3 percent to 50 percent).

California state examination results show Jordan up 8 percent in English and 6 percent in math. Jordan, in one year, has witnessed the highest API growth among the LAUSD’s 146 high schools. By utilizing “blended learning,” the school has increased learning interventions, which provide students with support in core subjects such as math, English and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). The Parent College provides monthly workshops to parents/guardians to increase household participation long after the 3-o’clock bell rings. This localized approach is designed to make it easier for parental involvement in a child’s education. Research demonstrates that teenagers become more responsible for their own learning and critical thinking when they are introduced to arts education. Renowned educator Howard Gardner posited this aspect of mental growth in his theory of multiple intelligences. Here, children are expected to naturally respond to exposure to seven key cognitive abilities (linguistic, logical-mathematics, musical, bodilykinesthetic, spatial intelligence, interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence). The arts academy hopes to identify and nourish some of our next impresarios, from oil and canvas to the boards of Broadway. “All kids can learn,” Villaraigosa continued. “The fact that you’re poor, you don’t speak fluent English, or that you come from an area with a ‘bad stigma’ has no bearing on the worth of a child. I came from such a background. We didn’t have much, but what we did have were good role models at home and good teachers at school. You know, when you talk about these kids here, you’re talking about me.” Williams was a grade-school principal at 99th Street Elementary when she encouraged exposure to a “niche” or skilled proclivity in a child’s learning curve to heighten classroom results. The Jordan student body has the energy and desire for scholarship. Now they’ll have a first-class place to apply these

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comes in the African American community. The new model, now known as iDream, is a repurposed organization that is working to reverse the myths that only poor Black women have severe health issues and at-risk pregnancies. “Our purpose naturally was to improve and focus in on the health disparities of African American women. We discovered that the elimination of health disparities is really a huge section of health. The problems do not begin and end with pregnant women during their nine months. We must look at the life course of mothers and babies,” Valentine said. “I think iDream is unique because it speaks to a demographic that doesn’t take care of themselves,” said Rebecca Bernard, a member of both the Los Angeles and Pasadena Mocha Moms. “This demographic has been glossed over. You are college educated. You have the resources, even though the scientific report states that they are at a higher risk than dropout mothers. The general assumption is poor people, and people without healthcare, are the ones that suffer from these realities.” According to iDream, the solution is to help Black women recognize why they have adverse birth outcomes. Black infant mortality rates among collegeeducated mothers have been strongly linked to the high-stress lifestyles these women lead.

“Self-care is something we don’t prioritize,” said Bernard. “As nurturers, we put ourselves second, third, or fourth. It’s really important to prioritize down time because if you don’t take care of yourself, nobody else will.” “It really isn’t a mystery why Black women are prone to having pregnancy issues. The crisis is in our bodies,” Valentine said. “Stress takes its toll on the body. How we deal with stress is causing our babies to have a shorter gestation. It’s historic. We watch our mothers do it, then we do the same thing because that’s what works. Nobody tells us the trade-off, that weathering ages our body.” Bernard explains that a level of invincibility is engrained in African American women early on. “If we don’t tell the young, college-driven Black women you have to take your cape off sometimes, then they will end up like a lot of the women iDream mentors,” Bernard said. Some African-American women learn the hard way. Mika Williams, a local mother of two, was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia during her first pregnancy. Even though she did not understand the severity of this diagnosis, the doctor sent her to the hospital immediately. Williams recalls the doctor saying “if we don’t get the baby out, you both are going to die.” As a result, she

had an emergency C section while only seven and a half months pregnant. Williams’ son, Charles Williams II, was born weighing three pounds and six ounces. “I was very surprised by my son being premature,” Williams said. “I often said, I did everything right. I took my folic acid six months before I conceived.” Williams may have taken prenatal caution prior to conception, but she was weighed down by the number of things she had on her plate before and during pregnancy. Williams worked full-time while she was pursuing a master’s degree. She and her husband were trying to buy a home and these issues potentially resulted in her having a high-risk pregnancy. “It never occurred to me I needed to slow down. Women don’t concern ourselves with the consequences of what happens with our body,” Williams said. “We are so used to carrying the load of stress, it doesn’t even seem like stress. It would take something above and beyond for us to realize. Typically, we know when we are stressed when we are hospitalized.” Williams is the president of the Los Angeles chapter of Mocha Moms. This organization works closely with iDream in an effort reverse the myth that only poor, uneducated Black women have at-risk pregnancies. “Mocha Moms are the exact target. We are the middle-class, college-educated women who have tremendous stress upon us as we take on the world,” Williams said. “Mocha Moms is like a support group for moms of color. We have a spa day. A day where we take care of ourselves and put mom first.” “You don’t have to be Black to experience stress, but in our society stress is an issue. It’s something that can be rectified or mitigated,” said Bernard. Through their leadership program and other efforts, iDream seeks to empower and challenge millenials to understand the ways in which societal and environmental issues are impacting their health outcomes. With this knowledge, these women can go on to become a source of information in the health profession, as well as in their communities. The organization hopes to have a strong network of ambassadors equipped with this knowledge in the Los Angeles area by 2025. The deadline for the iDream Millennial Leadership Program is May 31. The organization also asks that people log on to their website to nominate and show support for student mothers in their community. Nominations for the 1st annual S.M.A.R.T. Mom Award will begin March 25. “There are different strategies, but we are dedicated to taking the leadership route,” said Valentine. “In our eyes, these are women who don’t know they are the face of the demographic. Now, they are positioned to be a part of the solution.”

ments of maturation is a reason why so many children of color perform poorly in class and have such low levels of self-esteem. “We are so proud of these young people,” Williams said on the morning after Villaraigosa and a group of community leaders addressed an assembly of 300 boys. They were there to teach the boys how to tie a necktie, how to apply a firm handshake while looking a person in the eye, and even tout the merits of a high shine on your shoes and a crisp crease in your trousers. “Some of the kids went home wearing the tie and told their parents what happened,” Williams said. “This is new to many of them because they have no father figure at home. They were so proud of themselves . . . and they should be. We want to make sure that their learning experience at Jordan High will carry them far into a prosperous life,” said Williams. The Green Dot (Animo) portion has already demonstrated strong API gains, besting 2011 scores

by 23 points. Its principal is Veronica Coleman who, like Williams, plans to immediately implement the life-changing skill sets so vital to compete in the 21stcentury economy. The Animo mission statement seeks to “transform public education” in Los Angeles so that all children receive the education they need to be successful in high school, college, leadership and in life. This is accomplished via a “student-centered” environment that fosters life-long learning, cross-cultural competency, social responsibility and academic excellence. Animo College Preparatory opened last year on the Jordan campus with 413 pupils from ninth to 11th grades. Green Dot operates 18 campuses locally with a graduation rate of 85 percent and a college-acceptance rate of 91 percent. There is high praise for the year-old Partnership at Jordan High. “These gains are a testament to the hard work and persistence of the thousands of students, parents, teachers and administrators who

make up our Partnership,” Villaraigosa said. “Each and every one of them deserves recognition for this year’s outstanding success at the Partnership. I look forward to all of us building on this momentum and achieving even greater gains going forward.” Despite leadership from City Hall, the LAUSD and the state Department of Public Instruction, the perks of the new Jordan High are best described by seniors Diana Castillo (copy editor on the school paper “Bulldog Times”) and her “BFF” (best friend forever), Andrea Castro, a reporter intending to major in journalism at Cal State Northridge. “It takes hard work and dedication to meet our deadline and put out the paper,” Castillo said proudly. “I want to be a reporter,” Castro explained, “so I can tell people the news. People need to know what is going on.” There is plenty of good taking place in Watts and citywide among the most vulnerable students. In the coming years, Diana and Andrea will likely tell you so.

■ A Pasadena group teaches women self-care to stem infant mortality BY JOSANTA GRAY OW CONTRIBUTOR

With National Minority Health Month quickly approaching, a local organization confronts the Black infant mortality rate—a decades old problem—by empowering one college-educated woman at a time. On behalf of iDream for Racial Health Equity, a project of Community Partners, applications for the iDream Millennial Leadership Program are now open. The program, which operates in collaboration with the USC Diversity in Healthcare Leadership Initiative, was created as a professional development opportunity for underrepresented and first-generation college students in need of learning how being in the African diaspora is affecting their health, specifically their pregnancies. In 1992, the New England Journal of Medicine published a studying saying “in contrast to Black infants in the general population, Black infants born to college-educated parents have higher mortality rates than similar White infants.” According to Healthy People 2020, in 2007, Asian or Pacific Islander mothers had the lowest infant mortality rate. The Black infant mortality rate was almost three times that rate. According to iDream, college-educated African American women continue to deliver premature and low-birthweight babies at a disproportionately higher rate because of their cultural background. “This information isn’t new in being documented, but as an organization we are taking the bull by the horns. It’s 20 years later, and it’s still the worst,” said Wenonah Valentine, the executive director of iDream for Racial Health Equity. “Some say you don’t need any help because you’re not poor. This has nothing to do with social income. You may be a high-income woman but have poor health.” Originally founded in 1996 as the Pasadena Birthing Project, the nonprofit organization provided a support network for pregnant African American women. The project helped expecting mothers plan for healthy birth outcomes through mentorship and risk-reduction programs. Several years later, the organization eventually created a new mission statement that only encompassed supporting birth out-

Jordan high from COVER STORY page 3 mental gifts. The Arts Education Partnership is operated out of Washington, D.C. It dedicates itself to serving young people through the arts, which its website says can “ … help kids learn, achieve and succeed.” A local auspice, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, will operate the arts academy to heighten the development of essential skills/abilities needed for a productive life. Among these assets are creativity, imagination and innovation; problem-solving and critical thinking; communication and collaboration; academic achievement and school, social and civic engagement. Educators, law enforcement and parental groups have long believed that the lack of such crucial ele-

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shut down for spring break this week. As its 2,000 students took their break, every member of the faculty and staff was furloughed without pay as the college struggles to balance its books. The crisis at Morehouse, which will hit other historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) even harder, results from the combination of foul economic times and continued cuts in support for students and colleges at the federal and state level. African Americans have dramatically less wealth than White families. To pay for advanced education, students piece together grants, work, family contributions and loans. Morehouse lost 200 students, part of 10,000 students in HBCUs affected, when the Department of Education suddenly tightened eligibility requirements for Parent Plus Loans that lend to eligible parents to help pay for their children’s college costs. The average Plus loan at Morehouse was $22,000 in 2010-11. Add to that the fact that college costs are rising, while the level of Pell grants is not, and colleges and faculties will be hit by the acrossthe-board “sequester” cuts at the federal level.

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Morehouse is like the canary in the mine—an early warning signal. Student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion dollars, greater than credit card debt. A quarter of African Americans graduate with debt over $30,000, along with 16 percent of White students. Student debt can’t be erased in bankruptcy, or because of loss of a job. About half of college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. In worse shape are the 30 percent of college students with loans who fail to graduate, often because they can’t afford to continue. Student loans can be deferred, meaning that no payments are due, but the interest keeps building up. Eventually, they must be paid back, although defaults are rising. Burdened with debt, graduates find it hard to pay for a car, a place to live and healthcare. They find it virtually impossible to save anything for the future.

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President Obama understands that educating the next generation is vital to this country’s future. In his first address to Congress, he pledged that “by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” He then signed into law the largest increase in student aid since the GI Bill at the end of World War II. But since then, rising college costs and declining federal and state support have pushed more costs onto students and parents. Advanced education or training is increasingly imperative and unaffordable. We will pay far more in the future for failing to educate this rising generation than we will save in cutting support for them. Keep up with Rev. Jackson and the work of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition at www.rainbowpush.org.

Sisters Network’s heads to Baton Rouge for breast cancer conference ■ Third stop in 10-city tour HOUSTON—Sisters Network Inc. will hold its third National African American Breast Cancer Tour in Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 914 N. Acadian Thruway West. Sisters Network Inc. is the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the nation. The conference will be hosted by the Baton Rouge chapter in partnership with the organization’s national office. Presentations include “Triple Negative Breast Cancer” by B. Jay Brooks, Jr., M.D., chairman, department of hematology-oncology, Ochsner Clinic, and “Advanced Breast Cancer,” Deborah Abernathy, M.D., hematologist/oncologist. The innovative 10-city tour highlights general breast health awareness information as well as two major areas—triple negative and advanced breast cancer—which frequently affect African American women. Remaining tour dates include Baltimore, Md., April 27; Detroit, Mich., May 25; Richmond, Va., June 29; Tampa, Fla., July 27; Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 31, Newark, N.J., Sept. 28, and Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 26. Each one-day conference is co-hosted with Sisters Network host city chapters. Breast cancer survivors, clinicians, caregivers and the community are invited to attend. For more information, please visit www.sistersnetworkinc.org or call toll free 1-866-781-1808. To register, please visit https://donate.sistersnetworkinc.org/2013-bcct-baton-rouge or call. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American women. In 2013, an estimated 27,060 new cases of breast cancer and 6,080 deaths are expected to occur among African American women according to the American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2013-2014. The incidence of breast cancer among women under 45 is higher for African American women compared to White women. However, the risk of breast cancer for all women increases with age. African American women are more likely to be diagnosed with larger tumors and

more advanced stages of breast cancer despite a lower incidence rate. The five-year survival rate for African American women is 78 percent, as compared to 90 percent for White women.

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Coalition pushes for independent oversight of sheriff’s department ■ Incidents of jail brutality cited BY CORY A. HAYWOOD OW CONTRIBUTOR

Jermond Davis waited anxiously in the front row to hear his name called so that he could tell his story to the public. All he needed was the podium, which at the time was occupied by a woman who with tears in her eyes spoke out against the brutality suffered by her son at the hands of deputy sheriffs. He and roughly 19,000 inmates were packed into the jail cells of L.A. County. “I was very shook,” Davis said to a packed house of concerned citizens at a town hall meeting held Thursday at the 28th Street YMCA by the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence in L.A. jails (C2ESV). “It was scarier than getting shot at. I was getting beat by sheriffs, but what could I do. This is the law. Who can I tell? Better yet, who will believe me? What am I able to do?” As a former member of a Blood gang, Davis was charged with robbery and jailed for several months in 2006. Today, the 26-year-old aspiring rapper wishes to bring awareness to the criminality that occurs within county jails by its overseers. “I still deal with it,” he added. “They [sheriffs] once put both my hands in cuffs and took me to a

blind spot where no one else could witness and began punching and kicking me multiple times and attempted to go further with sexual gestures saying ‘we should stick our shoes in his [expletive].’ I don’t wish that on anyone. So I’m willing to help the coalition in any way I can. I’m in it to the finish.” According to the information provided by www.endsheriffviolence.org, rookie deputies only receive two hours of custody specific-training during their stint in the academy. In addition, the same amount of time is devoted to mental-health specific training. The website also reveals that Blacks and Latinos account for 80 percent of the population throughout all Los Angeles jails. In an effort to change the situation, the C2ESV is on a youth-led crusade to implement a permanent civilian review board over the Los Angeles Sheriff ’s Department. Leading the charge to fair inmate treatment is the coalition’s founding member and organizer, Patrisse Cullors, who wasted no time in delivering a chilling story of her own. “Thirteen years ago my brother was incarcerated inside an L.A. County jail,” she explained. “He was brutalized by four or five deputies. He was beaten so bad that he blacked out. When he awoke he was in a pool of his own blood. He thought he was going to die there. When my mother called the sheriff ’s department to check on her son, they continued to give her the run-around.”

Inglewood school board candidates try to build platform for recovery ■ Powerless, but not voiceless, they hope to win back parents and students BY LAVENIA STEWART OW CONTRIBUTOR

Inglewood Unified School Board’s authority is stripped, its contract-granting days are temporarily on hold, its decisions are null and void and its suggestions are advice-only. And yet, candidates have thrown their hats into the General Municipal Election race for school board seats 2 and 3 on April 2. Two-term incumbent, Arnold Butler, is running unopposed for seat 1. Incumbent Trina Williams resigned seat 2 in January, leaving candidates Carliss Richardson-McGhee and Mariana Prado on the ballot. Recently, Prado withdrew. In the race for seat 3, incumbent Alena Giardina is not seeking a second term. This leaves Margaret Richards-Bowers as the sole candidate since LaDeirdre Wilson has also withdrawn from the race. The state took over the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) in September after Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 533 approving a $55 million emergency loan to IUSD with stipulations, one of which called for the resignation of then-Superintendent Gary McHenry. Kent Taylor was appointed administrator to

take over as superintendent and school board. “On the surface, a state-run district looks like a lost cause, but it isn’t,” says current school board member Butler. “Our goal over the next four years is to show the state we can regain financial solvency. Local control will be restored, and since this will be my last term I want to be a part of it. “Our district was ravaged by a lack of funds. Many districts were teetering. We had spiraling (employee) healthcare costs, older facilities needing upkeep and low student enrollments brought us to the brink. Charter schools have hurt us tremendously. The state owed us $30 million in late payments, if they had paid us what they owed, we wouldn’t be having this discussion at all. It put us in a bad situation. “Last year, our cash flow projections indicated we wouldn’t meet payroll and expenses at the first of the year. That’s why we took the loan. I think the governor now realizes that minority school districts require more funding—ESL, special education, drug babies, and mothers who had substandard prenatal care have children with growth and developmental problems. These kids require occupational therapists and psychologists. How do we meet these needs? Everything takes money. “I’m a retired educator. I’ve served as a principal, vice principal, and chief of staff for Inglewood. I’m running unopposed, hopefully, because people feel

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Culllors went on to say in a private interview, “This coalition is my family’s justice. It’s also justice for the rest of the families who have loved ones who for years have been treated like animals by sheriff deputies.” In October 2011, the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review released a report entitled, “Violence in the Los Angeles County Jails: A Report on Investigations and Outcomes.” It states: “The jail population of between 15,000 and 18,500 includes many sophisticated or hardened detainees, many with competing gang affiliations, and many others either awaiting trial or having been recently convicted for violent offenses. “The 3,500 sheriff’s deputies who work in the jails—generally at the beginning of their careers and are relatively inexperienced—may be called upon to quell violence between or among inmates or defend themselves from assaults by inmates. The difficult task for the department is to sort out the seemingly justified and necessary force incidents from those I’m doing such an outstanding job that no one feels I need to be challenged. I’ll stack my credentials up against anyone,” said Butler. With a state administrator in place, the five-member school board serves as advisers. “It’s a shame Butler is running unopposed,” said Peter Somberg, president of the Inglewood Teacher’s Association (ITA). “I think it’s because the school board has lost its power and decision-making authority. “In their advisory capacity, they no longer set policy, award contracts or spend time spouting their philosophy. It’s been two decades of corruption and cronyism. “In 1999, the Measure K bond was issued for $131 million, but grew to $180-190 million. And those contracts were meted out to friends. The public was disgusted with how it was handled and with the cost overruns. Those who run for a seat on the board now are those who want to do the right thing and help their community,” added Somberg. Recently, residents passed Measure GG with a 83 percent approval rating. The $90 million and matching state grant of $20 million will improve Inglewood’s quality of education and conditions at its schools. Margaret Richards-Bowers was a member of Citizens for Inglewood Excellence in Education, a group of local of volunteers formed to ensure the successful passage of Measure GG—a bond measure specifically intended to improve school facilities and bring technology to the classrooms. “Kids drinking from a rusty fountain or walking into a nasty bathroom tells them we don’t care about them. We can and must do better. We have to be their advocates,” said Richards-Bowers. “Yes, the fact is, we have a state-run district and

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times in which deputies inflict unnecessary, unjustified, and inappropriate force on inmates.” Last year, a profusion of allegations and reports emerged in regard to the ill-treatment of county jail detainees, which begged the question of whether the department’s brass were oblivious to deputy misconduct on the lower level or tacitly allowing it to happen. No matter the reason, the sheriff ’s department can’t police itself, asserts County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who made a brief appearance to speak at the town hall. Ridley-Thomas also mentioned that the board of supervisors don’t have the flexibility to increase their collective workload to directly oversee the sheriff. Thomas finished by endorsing the C2ESV and its vision for the future. “They (the sheriff’s department) won’t feel pressure if no one’s watching, monitoring, overseeing and holding them accountable. We must push for this issue and don’t turn back because if you do, you are abandoning your post. Stand up and push until victory is won.” In order to move forward with the process, two additional supervisors must offer their approval, Cullors warned. She is hoping to have legislation ready in a couple of months. “The next district we plan to go to is Supervisor Gloria Molina’s district (in June),” she added. “Because of our work she is leaning toward saying that we might need civilian oversight. The next will be Supervisor Michael Antonovich. We will go to their districts and have town halls just like we did today. It’s our time.” In addition, the coalition has created an online petition for county residents to sign asking for a civilian review board. To learn more about the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence in L.A. jails (C2ESV), or to complete the petition form, visit www.endsheriffviolence.org.

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the board has no authority. We are still the interface between the public and the district. I’m an optimist. Things will get better. I don’t believe financial solvency will happen overnight, but it isn’t all doom and gloom either.” Richards-Bowers continued, “To improve the school district, we have to form partnerships with the business community. The whole village is responsible for the children. There are good things happening in our community. The state’s Academic Performance Index growth target is 800 points. Our students are scoring over 800. And I read of an Inglewood High School student who matriculated to Harvard University. That’s great, but we only hear when things aren’t right. “Of course, there are more problems in our high schools because of peer pressure,” Richards-Bowers notes. “By getting more parents involved we can improve this. We have to change our culture. We must expect our kids to do well. That should start early. Each generation should be better than the one

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‘Grim Sleeper’ attends pretrial hearing ■ Judge bothered by defense delay in requesting lab files CITY NEWS SERVICE

An alleged serial killer dubbed the “Grim Sleeper” and charged with murdering 10 women appeared in court last week, but his trial could still be months away. During the pretrial hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy voiced frustration with defense attorney Seymour Amster, who represents accused killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr. Amster made a request to the prosecution for lab files and other information related to ballistics evidence, which will delay long-awaited analysis of that evidence by defense experts. “If the time and energy had been spent trying to comply with my order instead of overturning (it),” Kennedy said, analysis of DNA and ballistics evi-

dence might already be under way. Amster bristled at the judge’s comment, saying, “we respectfully disagree.” The attorney said he was only acting in good faith to represent his client’s interests, noting that Franklin faces the death penalty. “If the court feels we are not doing something in good faith . . .the court has remedies,” he said, seeming to dare Kennedy to assign other counsel. Kennedy retorted that if getting the evidence analyzed “is a task that is beyond your capabilities, perhaps you are not the right attorneys.” Franklin, a former city sanitation worker who also worked in the Los Angeles Police Department motor pool, has been in jail since his arrest on July 7, 2010. He is charged with killing 10 women, many of them prostitutes, and dumping their remains in alleys and trash bins in and around South Los Angeles. Some were raped before being shot to death with a smallcaliber handgun. The serial killer was dubbed the “Grim Sleeper”

because of an assumed 13-year gap between killing sprees. Investigators said Franklin’s DNA matched forensic evidence from eight murders between 1985 and 1988 and another three between 2001 and 2007. But in 2011, detectives said they believed Franklin might be linked to at least eight other missing or dead women whose photos were found in his home near 81st Street and Harvard Boulevard. At one point, investigators were reviewing 230 missing persons cases and unsolved killings for links to Franklin. “I think we’re going to start filling in that gap,” LAPD Detective Dennis Kilcoyne said during a 2011 news conference. A grand jury indicted Franklin on the original charges on March 23, 2011. The indictment was intended to speed the time to trial. The judge asked both sides to deal with the defense’s request on the ballistics evidence and return in two weeks with a timetable for DNA testing. “We’re in this quagmire where there’s no progress being made,” Kennedy said.

Urban League Young Professionals to host education town hall ■ Addressing issues concerning the Los Angeles school system The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals, the volunteer auxiliary of the Los Angeles Urban League, and Building Excellent Schools (BES) will hold an education town hall on Thursday, March 21, at the Urban League headquarters, 3450 Mount Vernon Drive, Los Angeles, from 7-9 p.m. The purpose of the town hall is to help create a

Young Professionals action plan to address the concerns of the Los Angeles school system by bringing together various members within the education field. Teachers, school administrators, PTA parents and third-party organizations are invited to join the discussion on issues currently facing African American students attending predominantly public schools within the inner city. “As the daughter of a public school teacher, education was always top in our home. I am proud that the Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals are

Focus of Crenshaw High magnets now on arts, business, STEMM ■ Hiring of principals, teachers next on the agenda BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

The focus of the proposed three magnet programs at Crenshaw High School have been selected, and now the process is under way to hire three instructional specialists, each of whom will oversee one of the magnets. Interested stakeholders from the community and school can obtain more information about these activities during a coffee-with-the-principal session scheduled for March 23 at 10 a.m. at Crenshaw. This will be followed by a meeting between the principal and parents and guardians of special education students only at 11:30 a.m. Lenalda Corley has been selected as the permanent principal at Crenshaw, and he will conduct the upcoming meetings. In addition to hiring the instructional specialists, who will also function as vice principals, the process of selecting teachers will begin the week

after the school’s spring break. The school will be restructured into three 9thto-12th grade magnets with space for 500 students each—visual and performing arts; business, entrepreneurship and technology; and science, technology engineering math and medicine (STEMM). According to George Bartleson, LAUSD director of intensive support and intervention, special education students will be integrated into the magnets and will maintain the individual assistance aides they had when Crenshaw was a traditional school. Instructors who work with special education pupils, will also team teach with nonspecial-ed teachers. Officials will evaluate each student at the school to determine what targeted intervention services might be needed. Low-performing pupils will be provided with assistance, including extended learning during and after class. Bartleson said recruitment of students is also under way for the new school year, which begins July 1.

establishing a progressive platform to encourage dialog and action for the betterment of education for all,” said LAUL Young Professionals President Abby Harris. The panel consist of educators in the public and private sector, including Laura McGowan, founder and executive director of the Crown Preparatory Academy; Matt Bragman, school development manager of the California Charter Schools Association; Travis Collier, instructional director of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD); Christopher Dennis, program manager of A Better

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“It is our intent to get the testing going,” Amster told the court, characterizing time spent as “preparation, not delay” that would ultimately save time during potential future appeals and related proceedings. Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman said later she expected Amster was “just going to drag his feet” as she accused him of doing throughout the legal process. “Any other defense attorney would have done the analysis already,” she said.

Chance and Ellen Pais, president and CEO of Los Angeles Educational Partnership. Members of the community will also participate in the discussion, whose goal is to find ways members of the Young Professionals can identify appropriate community organizations to increase the impact that is needed to help suffering inner-city schools. BES is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving the academic achievement of underserved students in the nation’s urban centers. It accomplishes this by starting and sustaining charter schools through a range of offerings, including its BES Fellowship. For more information, visit the BES website at www.buildingexcellentschools.org.

The truth about payday loans: very high interest ■ Consumer advocates call it a debt trap BY DEDRICK MUHAMMAD, SR. DIRECTOR OF NAACP ECONOMIC DEPARTMENT

Many Americans are increasingly turning to highinterest, short-term loans to try to make ends meet, but a brief overview of payday lending’s problematic setup shows that it’s often a false solution to a false problem. Payday lenders claim to be a convenient source of credit for low- to moderate-income families in a budget crisis. Yet a revealing study from Pew Research shows that contrary to common assumptions, borrowers typically use payday loans to pay for day-to-day expenses, not emergencies. Payday loan centers tend to concentrate in minority neighborhoods underserved by mainstream banks, capitalizing on economic vulnerabilities brought on by decades of discriminatory legislation, financial deregulation and a decline in savings.

Lower-income workers use payday loans to try to reconcile their stagnant wages with the rising cost of living, only to find that they’ve added another bill to their budget. With little or no savings, borrowers struggle to pay off the loan balance on time amid sky-high predatory interest rates, leading them into what consumer advocates call the debt trap. Payday lenders regularly mislead their customers by advertising their fees as a dollar amount rather than an APR, or annual percentage rate. Paying a $50 fee for a loan of $500 over a period of two weeks may not seem that bad at first glance, but that fee overlooks the fact that borrowers take an average of five to eight months to pay back their loans. If you calculate the loan’s APR, or what that loan would cost over the course of a year, the true interest rate balloons to a level far beyond that of most credit cards and bank loans—a whopping 260 percent. Doing the math is essential to avoid ruinous setups offered by lenders such as Western Sky, which offers a $5,075 loan that can lead to an appalling $40,872 in repayment.


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Practical Politics ■ We finally get a piece of the pie—not! BY DAVID L. HORNE OW CONTRIBUTOR

Besides the regular hyperintensity issues of gun control, comprehensive immigration reform, Israel and the Palestinians, Iran’s nuclear quest, North Korea’s quixotic belligerence, and basic ill-mannerism from Republican congresspeople, President Obama, who can’t seem to get a break, must now contend with a growing dissatisfaction from his fundamental base—African Americans. Sure, the unemployment rate for African Americans is still too high—as it is for the country in general—and Stop-and-Frisk, Chicago drive-bys and police excessive shooting of young Black men are major and growing concerns within the various African American communities within the USA. But the POTUS not appointing any more Blacks to his second-term Cabinet is also a hot-button, overt issue. The prevailing sentiment is, it’s OK to take care of everybody else—no problem—but please take care of your home base too. If we can’t be the first chosen, at least include us in the final picture somewhere.

“Everybody else seems to have shared in the second term bounty, so where’s our portion?”

Beyond the Rhetoric ■ Detroit’s problems became too much to surmount BY HARRY C. ALFORD OW CONTRIBUTOR

I visited Cleveland a few years ago. As I was heading towards downtown I noticed a sign that showed pictures of blighted structures. There was a quote at the bottom of the sign which read: “Cheer up—We are not Detroit!” I guess all major U.S. cities can say the same thing. Nowhere in this nation is a city so ravaged with blight, poverty, drugs, violence, crime and hopelessness than Detroit, Mich. It didn’t happen overnight, but the disaster is just about complete. I lived five years in Detroit. It was the city where I met the love of my life, beautiful Kay DeBow (a native of Indianapolis). Gone are the days of great nightclubs such as My Fair Lady, Lafayette Orleans, etc. There were so many pretty girls, and before Kay I tried to love each and every one of them. The city had many challenges during the late 1970s and early 1980s, but the people were tough and

In the president’s first term, he appointed a very diverse set of Cabinet members, including five women, four African Americans, three Hispanics, and two Asian Americans. For his second term, he has yet to appoint any African Americans, and only Attorney General Eric Holder, who returned from the first term, and Susan Rice as U.N. Ambassador, remain in the Cabinet. The Congressional Black Caucus has recently become very vocal about this seeming disregard of talented Black candidates. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), the current CBC chair, interviewed a few days ago on CNN and softly asked the questions, “Aren’t we able?” and “Why are we being left on the sidelines?” Black voters supported the president by a 93-percent to 5-percent margin in the last election, and, to a growing cacophony of Black critics, where’s the quid pro quo? Everybody else seems to have shared in the second term bounty, so where’s our portion? This is not an area of disapproval that will dissipate politely or lightly. It threatens to invoke the strongest political emotion readily responded to by the combined Black community, that of being taken for granted, disrespected or disregarded. The president does not need to allow any significant erosion of Black community support. It is the base from which he flies, and is the most solid and reliable among the American constituency. So, hopefully, he will take heed and will handle this before it spirals out of control. Sure, Susan Rice will, in all likelihood, be named National Security Advisor—a Cabinet post that needs no senatorial ratification—and that will maintain the two Cabinet assignments with Black faces. That’ll help, but naming a Black expert as Commerce Secretary would help even more. That is the sole remaining senior Cabinet post not already designated, and the Interim Secretary, Rebecca Blank, just resigned from the Obama administration this week to take the job as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade representative would be an able replacement). The POTUS might also name Ambassador Rice to the National

see PRACTICAL POLITICS page 9 proud. Just like today, they ignored the ills. But now the ills are too big to ignore. In 1950, the census reported Detroit to have a population of 2 million. Today, there are less than 700,000 residents and that number is dropping as you read this article. This is a testament that many people during this time frame were miserable and decided to move out to the suburbs or even out of state. There are more than a few ex-Detroiters living in Texas, Georgia and California today. One of its pride and joy was Motown Records, and it moved out completely. There are many empty corporate offices and plants now. It all began to decline in the 1950s as this city became a complete union town. Cost of labor skyrocketed as unions demanded more and more pay and benefits, which often the city could not afford (city, county and school employees). This pushed the pace for tax increases and many residents responded to that by moving out of the city. As the more affluent (Whites) left the city limits, the Black vote became more powerful. By 1974, Detroit elected its first Black mayor. Coleman Young was a strong individual with a union background. Not only were people starting to leave but White business began to seek other venues. As the tax base weakened, the demand for higher taxes grew. It became a vicious financial cycle. Meanwhile, Mayor Young changed the city’s charter. All nine City

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Counting the Cost ■ Diversity for Catholics, not for others BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX TRICE EDNEY COLUMNIST

The selection of Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the next leader of the Catholic Church was, in some ways, inevitable. Latin America is home to the largest Catholic population in the world, and it has been more than overtime for the tradition of selecting European popes to end. Hopefully, Cardinal Bergoglio, to be known as Pope Francis, will be able to stem the tide of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church as well as put the church on the path of more transparency and integrity. Proposals to allow women to be priests and to allow married priests into the clergy are, for Catholics, revolutionary ways to modernize the church. Pope Francis, who brings a reputation of frugality and humility to the church, may well be able to deal with these proposals. With some competition for the papal position, I am not sure why the College of Cardinals settled on Pope Francis. A nod to diversity may or may not have played a role in the selection. Still, Catholic cardinals have been able to embrace diversity in ways that other world institutions have not. When we look at world monetary institutions–the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, we find no such nods to the way that world demographics and realities have changed. While the United States and Europe are still seen as trend leaders in world economic matters, China is nipping at our heels, and both Latin America and the African continent, despite internal problems, are world players. Yet these continents are excluded from G8 meetings where global economic leaders gather to talk policy.

Obamacare’s third birthday: a landmark for Black Americans ■ The Black uninsured rate is expected to drop significantly

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On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. And while the term started out as an insult, even the president seems to have gotten used to ACA being called “Obamacare,” and it’s a central part of his legacy. And a worthy legacy it is, helping millions of Americans who have struggled to pay for healthcare. Today, about one fifth of California’s population is uninsured, including 18 percent of African Americans—markedly higher than the White rate of 14 percent. The Black uninsured rate is expected to drop significantly thanks to the ACA, moreso than

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The custom that the United States should nominate the head of the World Bank, and that Europe should nominate the head of the International Monetary Fund speaks to the hegemony that these two countries have assumed in world monetary matters. When Christine Lagarde was selected to lead the International Monetary Fund (succeeding the disgraced Dominique Strauss-Khan), France declared their “victory.” But, Lagarde faced unprecedented competition from countries out of the U.S./Europe monopoly. A Mexican finance minister threw his hat in the ring, and attracted attention, if not sufficient votes to outpoll Lagarde. Similarly, the U.S. nominee to lead the World Bank was former Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim. While Kim is Korean-born, as President Obama’s nominee to lead the bank, he maintains the tradition of a U.S. nominee to lead the bank. He has also been criticized for his lack of monetary experience. At the same time, the amazing Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, a Nigerian economist, was a strong contender for World Bank leadership. Apparently the selection of a woman of African descent was too far of a stretch for the bank. Speaking of stretches, why has President Obama been so unable to find African Americans to sit on his Cabinet? Only Attorney General Eric Holder and International Trade Representative Ron Kirk remain on the Cabinet, and Kirk is not a key Cabinet member. Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, has taken on the president in a stern letter that reflects the concern of many in the African American community. Why, when Obama garnered 97 percent of the African American vote, should the African American community be so underrepresented in the Obama Cabinet? Is the Obama administration running behind the conservative Catholic Church in its commitment to diversity? Either for diversity or for merit, the College of Cardinals stepped outside its history of European domination to select a pope from Argentina. What might have happened if the World Bank had decided

see COUNTING THE COST page 9 for most other groups. This matters. California Blacks have the highest infant mortality rate of any group, more than double that of Whites and Latinos, and a death rate from diabetes that’s more than double that of Whites. Access to affordable health coverage won’t solve all of these problems, but it will help a lot. Indeed, it’s already started helping real people, including the mother of Adrian, the health fellow on our health policy team here at the Greenlining Institute. She suffers from lupus, a disease in which the immune system goes haywire and attacks healthy tissues. Her diagnosis brought her into the world of “pre-existing conditions”—so obtaining coverage that adequately covered her medical expenses at a price the family could afford became nearly impossible. The ongoing medical costs put a huge burden on Adrian’s family, eventually causing them to lose their home. But thanks to healthcare reform, that’s about to change. The ACA is doing two things that will help Adrian’s mom: It’s ending exclusions for pre-existing conditions, and it’s expanding Medi-Cal, making it possible for her to enroll. As of January, she’ll experience the security of having health coverage and knowing that her illness won’t bankrupt the family. For those who make a little more than Adrian’s mom, as well as small businesses that want to provide

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Beyond the Rhetoric from OPED page 8 Council members became at-large. Consequently, he handpicked his City Council members, who happened to live in just about the same neighborhood. The people had no immediate representation for their particular neighborhoods—no accountability! In comparison, Detroit has just nine City Council members while Indianapolis has 28. Corruption became rampant. Even the Chief of Police William L. Hart was sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing $1.3 million. His deputy, Kenneth Weiner, went in for five years. This epitomizes a deep problem in this city. It is a problem that still exists today. A former City Council woman is in jail as you read this. Then during the late 1970s came the crack cocaine invasion into our cities. Detroit caught it steroid style. Murders plagued every section of town. But unlike the other cities, the drug problem has not subsided. It and its “first cousin,” crime, are worse than ever. The city just reported its highest homicide rate in 20 years. Detroit leads the nation in violent crimes for cities over 200,000 in population. The city is unable to shake off the ills. As Justice Croise says, “I’m a native Detroiter (born and raised), lifelong Democrat, and I voted for President Obama

Counting the Cost from OPED page 8 to step outside the tradition of U.S. domination to select a candidate as qualified as Ngozi Iweala who, one might argue, is a far superior candidate to the U.S. selection of Jim Yong Kim? What might have happened if France had not assumed that another

Obamacare from OPED page 8 insurance for their employees but haven’t been able to afford it, new options will open up as well, including help designed to make insurance more affordable. The law creates state-level health insurance marketplaces, called exchanges, which will be a little like Amazon.com for health insurance. Individuals, families and small businesses will be able to shop and compare insurance plans and purchase them through the exchanges. California’s exchange, Covered California, has already launched its website. Greenlining has been working closely with Covered California to ensure that all communities have access to the new options that will be available. Most importantly, individuals and families with incomes up to four times the federal poverty level will be eligible for subsidies to help pay for coverage. An estimated 790,000 Californians will get such help. And small businesses can receive tax credits to help cover their employees. In order to help business owners navigate this process, The Greenlining Institute has created a small business primer that

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(twice), so I am well aware how “republican” my stance on Detroit is, but having been on the inside of City Hall I have the firsthand experience to tell you that waste, fraud, ineptitude, selfishness, and a complete lack of personnel and financial management controls are holes in Detroit’s boat which no amount of bailing can keep afloat …. Fundamentally obsolete union contracts … falsely protect underserving workers and processes … usurp the city’s ability to manage operations effectively and efficiently” (The New American magazine). Detroit cannot pay its bills and has no credit left. Its bonds are junk status and pretty soon the creditors are going to pounce. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has pledged to step in and hire an emergency financial manager to try and right this struggling “ship” called Detroit. [On March 14, Snyder announced the appointment of an emergency financial manager. This followed the announcment of a fiscal emergency in the city.] The City Council and civil rights groups are crying foul. How can they when their backs are up against the wall? There is a child of Michigan who is equipped to handle this situation as he has done in the past. Yes, the best thing Gov. Snyder could do is convince Mitt Romney to come in and give Detroit a good “scrubbing.” This may be the only way to save it.

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■ Start-up, growth tips will be offered Congresswoman Maxine Waters will host “Women in Business,” a small business expo in honor of Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 26 from 9 -11 a.m. at the Lawndale Community Center, 14700 Burin Ave., Lawndale. The event is designed to provide those interested in starting or growing a small business with the necessary tips and tools to help them succeed. “According to the U.S. Census Bureau,

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explains what is available and how it works. People can begin purchasing insurance through Covered California on Oct. 1, with the policies taking effect Jan. 1, 2014. We urge everyone to start learning about the huge expansion of health coverage that’s about to take place, and what it means for you. In addition to the Covered California site, information about the law’s effect nationally is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This is all tremendous news, but there is still work to be done. For example, although the Medi-Cal expansion has the potential to help millions of Californians, how we implement this expansion is still being worked out in Sacramento. Greenlining is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to do what is equitable for all Californians by having the state continue to oversee Medi-Cal and continuing to allocate resources for our counties to ensure a robust safety net.

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French leader instead of someone outside the U.S./Europe sphere should replace its flawed leader of the International Monetary Fund? If our country ever gets its economics straight (instead of continuing the crisis of the month club), it will continue to be a world leader, though not forever. World demographics are changing. Catholic cardinals acknowledged it. Why can’t the U.S. and Europe? Julianne Malveaux is a D.C.-based economist and author.

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Security post, and name another African American to replace her at the U.N. But however it is done, some progress needs to be made in that regard. Ebony and Jet magazines have created a whole generation of African Americans who still dote on the numbers of Blacks in a rare arena, who was the first Black, and so on. It’s just the way we are. Meanwhile, for those who really want the POTUS to finish out strong, to leave an enviable legacy and record of achievement, it is highly recommended that you begin focusing on electing more Democrats to Congress. Presidential charm, offensive or not, the Tea Party faction is too strongly committed to its wrong-headed pathway and still too delusionally convinced that Republicans were not skunked and rebuked in the last election to make any changes in their demeanor. They will continue to oppose “the Black guy in the White House” for the rest of the president’s term of office, and that is simply a fact. Democrats need at least 18 more seats in the

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California is one of just four states with at least 500,000 women-owned businesses and leads the United States with 1,039,208,” said Congresswoman Waters. “This expo is a great way to network with business experts, federal and local agencies, and learn valuable information for your business project.” The expo is free to the public, however space is limited. Attendees are asked to RSVP by Monday, March 25 by email: CA43RSVP@mail.house.gov or by telephone (323) 757-8900 ext. 19.

House, while holding on to the ones they currently have, in order for the president to have the legislative constituency he needs to get some really big and important things done, like significant national infrastructural renovation and repair. Sure, immigration reform will probably be done anyway, like the recent renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, because of public pressure and political necessities. But the president actually has a lot bigger vision than that. He just needs the players on the field to be a bit different, at least for his final two years. So, looking ahead to 2014, folks, prepare to put more Democratic House members into office. Organize and implement. Anything less, and we’ll all just have our dander relentlessly raised as we listen to more and more nonsense as less and less politically gets done. Remember, anyone can complain—even idiots and ignoramuses—but nothing changes the political context but good people working hard and going long. 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.

We are getting closer to the day when healthcare is truly a right, not a privilege. We need to keep pushing to get all the way there. Carla Saporta is health policy director at The Greenlining Institute, www.greenlining.org. DISCLAIMER: The beliefs and viewpoints expressed in opinion pieces, letters to the editor, by columnists and/or contributing writers are not necessarily those of OurWeekly.


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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CALIFORNIA Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child has joined the cast of “Fela!” The musical, produced by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, and Stephen and Ruth Hendel, is filled with the exuberant music of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, and will be presented from April 26 through May 5, 2013 at the Ahmanson Theater. Tickets are now on sale for this limited engagement. A triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, “Fela!” is the true story of Kuti, who created a new type of music, Afrobeat, and mixed these pounding eclectic rhythms (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies) with incendiary lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that ruled Nigeria and much of Africa. His songs of rebellion were an inspiration to millions. * UNCF (United Negro College Fund,) the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, recently hosted the second annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball. This year’s UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball Los Angeles honored NBA Hall of Famer and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Sheryl P. Underwood, co-host of CBS’ The Talk. Both Johnson and Underwood endorsed the work of UNCF and the success of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) and pledged to raise money and to help young men and women with

First Lady, Michelle Obama surprised Sweet Honey In The Rock by attending their show in Washington, D.C., at The Howard Theatre. The Grammy-nominated a capella group recently released a tribute album, “Sweet Honey In The Rock: A Tribute,” dedicated to great female African American vocalists whose songs helped shape and inspire the group, including Abbey Lincoln, Odetta, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Carmen McRae, Bessie Smith, and Sarah Vaughan. By blending blues, African, Jazz, Gospel and R&B, “A Tribute ” is the group’s first new release in five years, a two-year process that the group conceptualized and prepared. The album is now available to purchase on iTunes. * The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is taking steps to educate the community and police officers about the possession of condoms. They are not to be considered a reasonable cause to stop, search, or arrest someone. In addition to clarifying department policy via police “roll call” bulletin, MPD has begun to distribute cards in the community explaining that individuals have the right to carry as many condoms as they want in the District of Columbia. The card text reads: “Know Your Rights. The MPD supports the distribution of condoms to help prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Individuals are allowed to carry as many condoms as

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they want. There is no ‘three condom rule.’ MPD officers cannot conduct a stop or conduct a search of a person or premises based on whether or not that person possesses condoms. The card also provides information on how to make complaints of police misconduct, in the case that an officer fails to follow these guidelines.”

FLORIDA The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, has authorized 3,500 Black churches in Florida to work with state Rep. Alan Williams to overturn the state’s Stand Your Ground Law. The Rev. Anthony Evans said, “The most important living memorial for Trayvon Martin, his family, and every Black youth in Florida and across the country is for the church to use its extraordinary power to overturn and kill the Stand Your Ground Law. This law has caused great legal complications for prosecutors. From the time this incident has happened, we have vowed to bring justice for our little Black boys, and we will not stop until it is done by any means necessary.” * (Dove Men+Care launched the “Real Moments” NCAA campaign with NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade and ESPN college sports analyst Jay Bilas. The program celebrates men who care for what matters most and features Wade and Bilas sharing real moments from their personal playbooks off-thecourt that highlight the importance of fatherhood. The campaign will run through the NCAA March Madness season with a series of funny and relatable videos that will also highlight the superior grooming maintenance Dove Men+Care provides men.

GEORGIA Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are not ruling out a lawsuit against the Obama administration over new federal financial aid policies that disproportionately affect their students, the Washington Times reports. New underwriting standards enacted in October 2011 to PLUS loans made it tougher for parents with lackluster credit to borrow money from the federal government for their child’s college expenses. Families of students at HBCUs were twice as likely to use the program, according to the Associated Press, but previous borrowers were not grandfathered in with the old standards. The change meant borrowers who currently hold loans would have their credit evaluated retroactively to cover the previous five years, rather than the previous 90 days, Inside Higher Ed reports. With the policies now in effect and forcing some stu-

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MICHIGAN FundaGeek has announced another undergraduate crowdfunding project. Erica Rowsey, an English major at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich., hopes to participate in a faculty-led study abroad program this summer at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. Between 1620 and 1870, more than half a million slaves from Africa were sent to the mainland of America. Between 1690 and 1807, Ghana supplied 18.4 percent of them. Erica’s classes will be focused on analyzing, discussing, and contextualizing existing literature to gain an understanding of the history of the slave trade, as well as considering how this history and literature is best taught to children and youth. After deepening her own understanding of the topic, Erica will return to Grand Rapids where she will share what she learns with students of all ages in local schools and after school programs.

NEW YORK An important film on the nation’s educational crisis premieres on PBS this month. The documentary, “180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School,” takes an unprecedented look at a learning institution at the epicenter of the nation’s school reform movement and the lives that hang in the balance. The film airs at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, March 25, and Tuesday, March 26. The United States ranks near the bottom of all indexes for education among industrialized nations, and most African American children now attend schools in which graduation is not the norm.

NATIONAL Nearly half of the African American and Hispanic families in the United States lack sufficient income to afford a two-bedroom apartment at the average fair market rent, according to a comprehensive analysis in Out of Reach 2013 conducted by Poverty & Race Research Action Council. According to the Out of Reach 2013, a typical full-time worker in the U.S. must earn $18.79 per hour to afford a decent two-bedroom apartment while spending no more than 30 percent of their income—the amount the government sets as “affordable”—on housing costs. Currently, an average renter earns about an $14.32 hourly wage. Furthermore, the National Low Income Housing Commission (NLIHC) estimates that a family will need an annual income of $39,080 to afford a two-bedroom apartment at an average fair market rent of $977. An analysis of data from the NLIHC study and the 2007-2011 American Community Survey show that there are 22,510,587 families in the U.S. with annual income less than approximately $39,080.

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Community Financial Resource Center becomes RISE Financial Pathways ■ Organization updates corporate identity and brand strategy BY OW STAFF

The Los Angeles Community Reinvestment Committee, dba Community Financial Resource Center (CFRC), has changed its name to RISE Financial Pathways. The acronym RISE stands for Reach, Invest, Succeed and Earn. The announcement was made during its 2013 Power Luncheon and awards ceremony and 20th year anniversary celebration held recently at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The change comes as a result of a name and visual identity grant received from the Taproot Foundation. The grant provided the organization with the opportunity to create new language to better communicate with the diverse array of funding audiences and market segments it serves. “CFRC, now RISE, is striving to be more competi-

tive among its donors and philanthropic audiences,” said President and CEO Forescee Hogan-Rowles. “The opportunity to explore a new visual identity and name is an integral part of our future success as we continue to build upon the past 20 years.” Since 1992, RISE and its predecessor institutions have offered comprehensive and innovative ways to build wealth for historically underserved residents and small business owners in South Los Angeles and across Los Angeles County. Their programs have resulted in more than $15 million in economic activity and the retention and creation of thousands of jobs. Changing its name is an integral first step toward achieving the strategic goals outlined in its current business plan. The four goals include: 1) Diversify revenue sources; 2) Raise public awareness; 3) Build strategic partnerships, and 4) Expand and diversify board membership and support. For more information, contact Director of Development Rabera Onyango at (323) 233-1900.


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The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) will host its annual economic awards dinner on April 5, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the meal at 7 p.m. and a post reception at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for the dinner are $300 for members and $500 for others, and March 29 is the deadline to make reservations. Tickets can be purchased by calling GLAAACC’s office at (323) 2921297 or by visiting www.glaaacc.org. The theme of the event is “20 years of Advocating,

Inglewood elections from NEWS page 6 before it. “If we want them to be scientists, we have to teach them math, science and technology to make them competitive. The kids must move along with that progress. And our teachers are an important component, too. We can’t just throw a bunch of computers in their classrooms without investing in their professional development as well.” The emergency loan provided the school district with cash, but by no means did it solve their fiscal challenges. To regain local control, the office of Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) has outlined stringent components that must be met. “Returning to fiscal solvency is a daunting task. It’s like a cocktail of offering educational programs that attract new students, communicating with parents to bring their kids back and building up their faith in a state-run district. I keep hearing from school board members that local control can return in two to three years. And I keep explaining our budget problems, but, I don’t know if they hear me,” said LaTanya Kirk-Carter, interim state administrator, who replaced Taylor. Taylor was forced to resign after making an agreement with ITA in December. Today, the validity of that agreement is still in dispute between the state and ITA. Another challenge is between the district and the California Professional Employees. This is the union that represents support staff at schools. According to one union representative, the custodians, instructional aides, school police, office, food service, and maintenance workers have less protections than teachers, even though schools cannot operate without them. “I’m just waiting for the next shoe to drop. I heard they’re laying off 40 teachers and our people are expecting cuts too,” said Christopher Graeber, field representative for local union 2345. “It’s no surprise employee morale is at zero. Obviously, we don’t want the district to go down, and we’ve made concessions. We represent 550 support staff of which 250 are part-timers working for $10 an hour with no health benefits. They can’t balance their budget on our backs, but we’re constant targets. No one has proposed any real solutions, only cuts. I thought when the state took over, they would use their vast resources and provide us with expertise like pointing

Educating and Creating Business Opportunities,” and the keynote speaker is U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Manufacturing and Services Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale. Actress Vivica A. Fox (“Independence Day,” “Soul Food,” “Set it off”) will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. Assistant Secretary Lamb-Hale’s talk will focus on President Barack Obama’s U.S. manufacturing and services initiatives and the unprecedented amount of exporting opportunities available for small businesses. In addition to Assistant Secretary Lamb-Hale, GLAAACC will honor individuals, majority corporations and African American businesses in a variety of categories.

us to a successful district in the Bay Area and say lets try this. “But no, nothing besides cuts and more cuts. Being shortstaffed creates other problems like cleanliness and safety issues. There’s even discussions of replacing school Carliss Richardsonsecurity with the McGhee Inglewood City Police department. We don’t want that. They don’t have the best reputation. And with what happened in Connecticut, not even elementary schools are safe,” continued Graeber. According to Kirk-Carter, who runs the district and functions as the school board, in the early 1990s enrollment was nearly 19,000 students, but that number has fallen to 11, 702. As enrollment dropped the board’s spending level should have decreased as well. When they began cutting it was too little, too late,” Kirk-Carter said. “What has happened to our greatness? It has eroded over the last 11 years?” asked Carliss RichardsonMcGhee, Ph.D. “Why aren’t we solvent? Why did we become so dysfunctional? I want to know why we’ve flat-lined. We’ve lost students, money and projects weren’t completed on time. Back then, even though we paid more in taxes everyone wanted to live in our ZIP code because the education was first-rate. “Now, the state is here,” Richardson-McGhee said. “They won’t be here forever; they want to fix the problems and move on. In the meantime, the board’s job is to help our kids be the best people and future employees they can be. It our responsibility to prepare them to live and work in a global economy. “I find it absurd that we wait until they’re in high school to teach them a second language. NonSpanish speaking prospective employees will be opted out. Kids in other countries learn at least two languages, our mono-language culture puts our kids at a disadvantage. We’ve got to do better and why not, our kids are more than capable. “I worked as a teacher in East Los Angeles. And served as director for the United Negro College Fund and raised millions of dollars for the organization. Last election, I ran for a board seat, and I’m back to win it this time around,” said Richardson-McGhee. For the newly elected board members, if they can gather the village behind them their powerlessness may lead to a power of advocacy for Inglewood students.

■ County residents encouraged to participate in 12th annual service week March 25-31 The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors invites county residents to the 12th annual L.A. County Cesar E. Chavez Community Service Week cultural and educational activities March 25 – 31. Residents may also join county employees in the food drive conducted in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Residents are invited to donate food to the L.A. Regional Food Bank or participate in the Food Bank’s virtual food drive. To participate in the food drive, residents can drop food items from March 25-29 at the L.A. Regional Food Bank at 1734 E. 41st St., Los Angeles. Drop off times are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information on the food drive, residents may call (323) 234-3030 ext. 194. Residents can also donate money to the L.A. Regional Food Bank’s virtual food drive from March 18-April 1. To donate, visit www.lafoodbank.org/virtual-food-drive. For information on the virtual food drive, email esalazar@lafoodbank.org or call (323) 234-3030 ext. 174. “Following Chavez’s example of service to others, we established the county’s annual Cesar Chavez Community Service Week in 2002 to celebrate the legacy of this American hero for his lifelong commitment to democracy, justice and service to others,” said Supervisor Gloria Molina, who founded the annual program.

“I can think of no better way for us to honor Cesar Chavez’s memory than to roll up our sleeves and go to work on behalf of our community,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark RidleyThomas. “He understood, better than many, that real leadership is committed and consistent service.” The legacy of Cesar Chavez is also showcased through educational materials that trace his life’s work within the California labor movement to his distinction as one of the world’s most respected civil rights advocates. For more information regarding Cesar Chavez community events, contact your local library or visit www.colapublib.org/calendar/events. Los Angeles County libraries and parks participating in Cesar Chavez Community Service Day: Carson Library 151 E. Carson St. , (310) 830-0901. Special edition story-time on Tuesday, March 26, 6:30pm Graham Library 1900 E. Firestone Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 5822903. Family activity day on Thursday, March 29, 4pm Clifton M. Brakensiek Library 9945 E. Flower St., Bellflower, (562) 925-5543. Family program on Thursday, March 27, 6pm Check the County Library website for additional events: http://www.colapublib.org/calendar/events.


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Big Sunday Weekend sign-up kicks off April 3 ■ California’s biggest community service event gears up BY OW STAFF

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from a Los Angeles-based project of 300 volunteers into a broad-based community service and community-building initiative engaging tens of thousands of volunteers from all walks of life who come together for diverse projects spanning from California’s Bay Area to San Diego. Big Sunday is an entirely nondenominational, apolitical nonprofit agency. And, despite its massive size and scope, Big Sunday Weekend projects are run predominantly by volunteers. There is no charge to participate in Big Sunday Weekend, and the event often serves as a kickoff for good works throughout the year. Big Sunday will unveil its list of community service projects for the nonprofit’s flagship event, Big Sunday Weekend 2013, on April 3. Volunteers can sign up to take part in more than 100 service projects—school and senior center cleanups; beach and community beautification ventures; book, food, clothing and blood drives; art and craft

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assignments; and much, much more—that span California and beyond on May 3, 4 and 5, 2013. Starting April 3, visit www.bigsunday.org to take part in these service projects that help others and build community. The public is also invited to experience and contribute to featured Big Sunday adventures, including horseback riding; hikes; Everyone Eats, Everyone Wins (clients from area nonprofit organizations will be treated to delicious meals from various local ethnic restaurants), and the Chill Out Express (a fun party bus that will explore the city; the only price of admission is to donate an item from the Big Sunday Community Wish List). Community service buffs can also host a lemonade stand anywhere in America to help raise funds to fight pediatric cancer; all proceeds raised support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Email nick@bigsunday.org for more details on hosting a lemonade stand or call (323) 549-9944 for

WLCAC keeps doing what its always done, but for a changing demographic ■ Continues to provide needed services BY MERDIES HAYES OW CONTRIBUTOR

The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) continues to provide needed services to a changing demographic in South Los Angeles. Founded by the late Ted Watkins shortly before the 1965 Watts Riots, the organization has focused on quality-of-life issues in the community which has, for more than 50 years, been mired in poverty, unemployment, inadequate housing and violent crime. The WLCAC helped establish Martin Luther King Hospital in 1968, oversaw the construction of more than a dozen low-income apartment buildings and, over the past two decades, has helped facilitate the construction of the 105 Freeway and the Blue Line

railway project. The organization founded in the 1970s is one of the nation’s first senior-citizen assistance programs. When its Central Avenue headquarters was destroyed during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, the Watts community rallied to construct a new facility, and that became the city’s first rebuilding project following the turmoil. More than 30,000 persons work with or receive assistance yearly from the WLCAC, which supplies low-income housing, food pantries, job training, family counseling, remedial education and alcohol/drug diversion programs. Among its many contributions is McCoy Villa, the Southland’s first major housing complex for homeless persons; Mudtown Farms, L.A.’s first urban agriculture initiative; co-creation of the region’s only museum with a permanent civil rights exhibit and creation of Watts’

September 27 & 28, 2013 first public policy institute dedicated to the study, planning and development of the Central Avenue Corridor project. The WLCAC, which spearheaded the refurbishment of the Watts Towers and its subsequent establishment as a state historical landmark, is leading a discussion this year on attracting new industry initiatives as potential solutions to long-term poverty and neglect. In the early 1970s, the WLCAC became a community development corporation, which emphasized a comprehensive approach to the economic problems facing South L.A. Its Community Conservation Corp. provides summer jobs for teenagers and offers

info on Big Sunday Weekend 2013. Volunteer sign-up begins, April 3, 2013, by visiting the website www.bugsunday.org. educational classes on African American heritage and culture. One of its most famous projects is the annual Watts Summer Festival, a community celebration of African American culture traditionally held at Ted Watkins Park and begun on the one-year anniversary of the Watts Riots. The aforementioned Central Avenue Corridor and Mudtown Farms projects are based on the WLCAC precept that “ … although other communities enjoy the capacity to enrich healthy cultures, the culture of Watts remains mired in abject poverty.” Mudtown Farms was awarded in 2012 $4.9 million in Proposition 84 funds to establish a new urban farm park and community center. The facility will be self-sustained and provide educational classes in agriculture, as well as job training, gardening plots and farming and various entrepreneurial opportunities for community stakeholders. The WLCAC serves a community far different now than at the time of origins. Latinos constitute well over 70 percent of the Watts population, thus officials have incorporated programs celebrating Mexican and Central American culture to emphasize multiculturalism to residents. The WLCAC is located at 10950 S. Central Ave. For more information, call (323) 563-5639.

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Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett star in a roller-coaster ride of a movie—“Olympus Has Fallen”—in theaters Friday. Olympus is a code name for the White House, and it looks as if terrorists have managed to kidnap the president and take over the White House. Just saying it is such an understatement. When you see the movie, you’ll understand why I’m writing this, because the takeover is mind-blowing. Of course, it would have to be, we’re talking the White House. Morgan Freeman stars as Cong. Allan Trumbull, and this is his finest hour. As the seasoned speaker of the house, he goes into action, leaving no stone unturned. He has no problem assuming command when the president is taken hostage. He will unflinchingly make even the most difficult decisions when it comes to protecting the country. Freeman simply brings it. Angela Bassett stars as Lynne Jacobs, the director of the Secret Service. Yes, I said director of the Secret Service. After terrorists take control of the White House, she’s front and center and a vital part of the security team working feverishly to save the president and her country

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MARCH 22 CONFERENCE. The Miracle Temple Church of God Pentecostal hosts its 16th annual Southwestern Diocese conference at 733 S. Grevillia Ave., Inglewood. Registration $5. Includes daily breakfast, program booklet and workshop materials. For info: (310) 419-7335. STAGE PLAY. “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf” will appear at the Manazar Gamboa Theater, 1321 Gundry Ave., Long Beach, beginning at 7pm tonight, March 22 and March 24 at 2:30pm. For tickets, visit www.darkbluemondaze.ticketleap.com. For info: (562) 264-5717. CELEBRATION. KRST Unity Spring Fling Celebration and Old Fashioned Fish Fry will be held at 7825 S. Western Ave., L.A. from 6pm to midnight. Torre Reese of Renaissance, and Bikbaye will perform in addition to Karaoke, a DJ, bid whist, UNO, dominoes, and other board games. $15 Donation requested (includes fish dinner and entertainment). For info: (323) 759-7567. PREMIERES. UCLA Film and Television Archive celebrates the works of the women of L.A. Rebellion with new restorations and premieres at 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood Village. Cost $9. For info: http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2013-0322/la-rebellion-redux.

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during the crisis. “Olympus Has Fallen” has an all-star cast that understands how to deliver. Director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”) is one of the foremost industry talents of his generation. In his debut film, “The Replacement Killers,” Fuqua introduced Chow Yun Fat to American audiences. When

City. Hosted by Danny Glover and Hattie Winston, the champagne gala and awards ceremony themed, “A Toast to Greatness,” will honor exceptional women who have made laudable contributions in theatre. For info and ticket pricing, (818) 760-0408.

MARCH 22, 23, 29, 30 MUSICAL. “Cabaret” plays on stage at the University Theatre at California State University Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, beginning at 8pm. Faculty and students from theatre, dance, music and art departments have joined together to create this show with a multi-ethnic cast. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and senior citizens. For info www.csudh.edu/theatre/tickets.htm.

MARCH 23 FUNDRAISER. The city of Carson hosts a Zumba-thon fundraiser at the Veterans Sports Complex, 22400 Moneta Ave., from 9-11am. Event is open to the public ages 13 and up, and registration is $5. For info: (310) 847-3670. CONCERT. SupaSoul featuring JaNell offers an evening of Jazz, Soul, Funk and R&B beginning at 9pm at the Warehouse Restaurant, 4499 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. (310) 2894471. Tickets are $10. LECTURE. Bro. Ashra Kwesi gives a visual presentation and lecture on “African Spirituality: The Origin of the Bible” at KRST Unity, 7825 S. Western Ave., L.A., from 6-9pm. Donation: $10. For info: (323) 759-7567.

MARCH 25 & 26 DOCUMENTARY. The movies “180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School,” takes an unprecedented look at a learning institution at the epicenter of the nation’s school reform movement and the lives that hang in the balance. The four-hour film airs from 9-11pm on PBS.

MARCH 25 STAGE PLAY. “Supernatural: The Play” comes to the stage Upstairs at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, beginning at 7pm. The play takes you front and center to a natural hair meetup where women share how their hair journeys have shaped who they are today. Tickets are $22 and must be purchased in advance. For info: www.super-

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he helmed the highly successful police drama “Training Day,” it cemented Fuqua’s place as a talented director of films that resonate thematically and personally with audiences around the world. Simply put, Fuqua is not afraid to take on action, and “Olympus Has Fallen” is pure action. Fuqua pulls an outstanding performance out of Gerard Butler, whose character is seeking redemption. Butler stars a Mike Banning, a disgraced Secret Service agent who after a tragic accident resulting in the death of the president’s wife finds himself assigned to desk duty. When the White House is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the president is kidnapped, Banning finds himself trapped within the building and uses intricate knowledge of the White House to rescue the president and avert an even bigger crisis. The remaining outstanding cast of characters in this film—Aaron Eckhart, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Ashley Judd and Rick Yune deliver riveting performances that only heighten the tension. Eckhart stars as the president, Benjamin Asher. In the history of America no president has ever been kidnapped, so President Asher is making history with every move he makes. Still mourning the loss of his wife played by Ashley Judd, he’s presented as a strong, unyielding president who manages to keep it together. But he does have one weakness that could be his undoing—his deep love for his young son is unflinching and the enemy knows it. McDermott stars as Agent Forbes, a former colleague of Banning, he was present on the tragic night of the first lady’s death. Forbes has since retired from the Secret Service, and now works private security for South Korean Foreign Minister Lee. As such, he has a front-row seat to the events that unfold in the White House, and there is more to his story yet to unfold. If you want to get excited about the movie before it hits the big screen, check out the movie’s official website http://olympusmovie.com It’s fun and puts you right in the heart of the movie. It even gives you an opportunity to assist in taking out the bad guys. “Olympus Has Fallen”—in theaters Friday.

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MARCH 27 DIVORCE WORKSHOP. Join a family law attorney in a roundtable discussion about the divorce process at 21051 Warner Center Lane, Suite 100, Woodland Hills, beginning at 6pm. Discover commonly ignored financial and tax issues, important communication and parenting skills, how to protect oneself in court, state guidelines for support and custody and more. Free. For info: (818) 348-6700.

MARCH 28 IN CONCERT. The nine piece Soul/Funk group Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds fresh off of recording their upcoming EP with American Idol’s Randy Jackson, perform at The Roxy Theatre, 9009 W. Sunset Blvd., beginning at 7:30pm. For info (310) 278-9457. TAX PREP. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, the Community Financial Resource Center hosts a Tax Preparation and Filing Workshop at 4060 S. Figueroa St., L.A. beginning at 1pm. The workshop is for individuals and families making less than $51,000 in annual income. Free. Appointment required, (213) 744-2111.

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MARCH 22-24 & 27 FESTIVAL. The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) presents its star-studded emerald anniversary celebration, “A Perfect 20!” marking 20 years producing close to 500 multicultural and multi-disciplined solo performers from around the globe. LAWTF will be held at the Renberg Theatre located at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center, 1125 McCadden Place, Hollywood, and on March 27 at Ivy Substation, 9070 Culver Blvd., Culver

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VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT. Float Serve Volleyball (FSV) is hosting the “$10,000 Volley America Grass Grand Prix” at Del Amo Park in Carson beginning at 10am. Free pizza at noon and free bottled water all day. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams of each division include Spalding official volleyballs, pocket pumps, $25 gift certificates from Aya Pacific Northwest Eyewear, etc. Cost $42 per team with 2013 Volley America Membership. Early registration is recommended. For more info: www.floatserve.com.

day. Tickets can be purchased at registration for the day-time sessions, but tickets for the night-time competitions and shows should be purchased online. Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing With The Stars), joins USA Dance as its official national celebrity ambassador. The website is www.usadancenationals.com or interested attendees may call (646) 734-9666.

APRIL 6 DOCUMENTARY SCREENING. The Black Association Of Documentary Filmmakers West (“BAD West”) presents its 7th annual “Day of Black Docs” at the American Film Institute, Mark Goodson Theater, 2021 Western Ave., L.A. Three documentaries will be presented. All-day admission is $15. Tickets can be purchased at AFI or in advance at www.dayofblackdocs.org. For additional info: (310) 849-3820.

APRIL 25 MEETING. The Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project Community Leadership Council (CLC) quarterly meeting will be held at the People’s Independent Church of Christ, 5850 West Blvd., L.A. from 6-8pm.

MAY 5 DIALOGUE. A hate crime victim and a former hate crime perpetrator will hold a special dialogue, “From Hate to Hope,” at the Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd. L.A. beginning at 3pm. Free with paid admission to the museum. For info: (310) 553-9036.

ON GOING EVENTS MONDAYS GIRLS AND GANGS. “It’s Time for a Real Change” meets every week at 5pm at Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Beach Blvd., Inglewood, to help girls get out and stay out of gangs. Info: (323) 606-2883.

FILM SCREENING. Three films that focus on the history and culture of Trinidad and Tabago, by Charyssee Tia Harper, will show at the AC Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., L.A., beginning at 1pm. Free. For info: (310) 538-0059.

COMMUNITY CHOIR. If you want to sing, the KRST Community Choir is looking for members. Rehearsals are from 6:308:30pm at the KRST Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science, 7825 S. Western Ave., L.A. Info: (323) 759-7567.

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DANCE CONTEST. More than 1,100 of America’s top ballroom and Latin dance competitors compete at the 33rd annual USA DANCE National DanceSport Championships at the JW Marriott at LA LIVE, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A., from 8am to 11pm each

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0010 LEGAL NOTICES BULK SALES NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 01180-32729 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s), business address(es) of the Seller(s), are: S B MART INC., 2301 West Rosecrans Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249 Doing Business as: PAYLESS FOODS All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the Seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the Seller(s), is/are: PAYLESS FOODS, 13658 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 400, Hawthorne, CA 90250; 4395 Ayers Ave., Vernon, CA 90058 The location in California of the Chief Executive Officer of the Seller(s) is: 23501 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90745 The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s) is/are: WONDERGREEN, INC., 2301 West Rosecrans Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249 The assets being sold are generally described as: Furniture, fixture, equipment, goodwill, lease, leasehold improvement, covenant not to compete and are located at: 2301 West Rosecrans Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: Stewart Title, Escrow Division, 525 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203 and the anticipated sale date is April 8, 2013. The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2 The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: Stewart Title, Escrow Division, 525 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203 and the last date for filing claims by any creditor shall be April 5, 2013, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: March 7, 2013 WONDERGREEN, INC. By: S/ Khang Bui, CFO By: S/ Tho Huynh, CEO 3/21/13 CNS-2460863# OUR WEEKLY

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013050327 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: D C & J U n i q u e P re s s u re Wa s h e r i n g a n d C l e a n i n g , 15609 Dart m o o re Av e . , Norwalk, CA 90650, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Bobby R. Gardner Jr., 15609 Dartmoore Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650 Dante R. Gardner, 15609 Dartmoore Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650 Jacorrey J. Peters, 15609 Dartmoore Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650 This business is conducted by general partnership 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/ Bobby R. Gardner Jr., Partner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 13, 2013. 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 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/13 CNS-2461322# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013051240 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: California Intenzity Cheer and Dance, 142 W. 122nd S t re e t , L o s A n g e l e s , C A 90061, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Nyeshia Welch, 142 W. 122nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90061 Andrea Poma, 142 W. 122nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90061 This business is conducted by general partnership 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/ Nyeshia Welch, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 14, 2013. 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 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/13 CNS-2461320# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 040003 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LAAG Housing, 4531 P ro s p e c t Ave., #1, Los Angeles, CA 90027, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Jason C. Sting, 4531 Prospect Ave., #1, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Andre Bautista, 3136 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 This business is conducted by a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on February 15, 2013 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/ Jason Sting, Owner / Partner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 28, 2013 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 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/13 CNS-2461179# OUR WEEKLY

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 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/13 CNS-2460267# OUR WEEKLY

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013053196 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Divine Kloset, 1958 We s t 78th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047, County of LA Registered owner(s): Nicole Flores, 1958 West 78th Street, LA, 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/ Nicole Flores, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 18, 2013 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 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/13 CNS-2461171# OUR WEEKLY

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013051995 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: First Choice Construction Co., 14626 Lemoli Ave. Unit #5, Hawthorne, CA 90250, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Eddie H. Miles, CA., 14626 Lemoli Ave., Unit #5, Hawthorne, CA 90250 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/ Eddie H. Miles, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 15, 2013 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 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/13 CNS-2460256# OUR WEEKLY

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 041343 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Social Animals, 2. SocialAnimals.com, 2316 S. Shenandoah St., Los Angeles, CA 90034, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Kevin Benjamin, 2316 S. Shenandoah St., Los Angeles, CA 90034 Marilyn Galosy, 1437 N. Rose St., Burbank, CA 91505 This business is conducted by a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/7/2013 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/ Marilyn Galosy, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 1, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013049372 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Listen Up Research Group, 8612 11th Ave. Apt. 5, I n g l e w o o d , C A 9 0 3 0 5, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Kantreal Daniels, 8612 11th Ave. Apt. 5, Inglewood, CA 90305 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 03/12/2013 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/ Kantreal Daniels, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 12, 2013 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 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/13 CNS-2459899# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013033784 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Wow Ice Cream, The Million w o m e n M a rch, 2511 S. Santa Ana Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90059, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Women of Watts LLC, CA, 2511 S. Santa Ana Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90059 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.) Women of Watts LLC S/ Lydia Friend, CEO/Founder This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 19, 2013 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 (Amended) Filing 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2457112# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 036731 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Honor Thy Father Awards I N Spire, 1530 W. M. L. King Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90062, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Denise Estelle, 1530 W. M.L. King Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90062 This business is conducted by 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/ Denise Estelle, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 22, 2013 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 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2456760# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 036531 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Evoice Mails, Positive Payroll, 8605 Santa Monica Blvd., Unit 11519, Los Angeles, CA 90069, County of Los Angeles Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: A0688909 Registered owner(s): Montega Financial Inc., 8605 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069 This business is conducted by a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/21/13 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.) Montega Financial Inc. S/ Arash Akhavan, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 22, 2013 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 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2456467# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 027504 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: House of Returns Tax Pros, 8950 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 323, Beverly Hills CA 90211, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Gregory Davidson, 8950 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211 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 false is guilty of a crime.) S/ Gregory Davidson, Ownyer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 08, 2013 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

3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/13 CNS-2454174# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013030808 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Edge Executive Coaching, 2. Edge Consulting, 3. Edge Coaching, 4. Edge Life Coaching, 5875 Green Valley Circle Suite 200, Culver City, CA 90230, County of Los Angeles Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 200821910049 Registered owner(s): Culture Consultants LLC, CA, 5875 Green Valley Circle Suite 200, Culver City, CA 90230 This business is conducted by Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 02/08/2013 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.) Culture Consultants LLC S/ Adam Edgerly, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 13, 2013. 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 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/13 CNS-2453735# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 037575 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BST Consulting Services, LLC, 4283 Don Carlos Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008 Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 201304410207 Registered owner(s): Business Strategy and Tactical Consulting Services, LLC, California, 4283 Don Carlos Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008 This business is conducted by 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.) Business Strategy and Tactical Consulting Services, LLC S/ Rosalind Pennington, Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on February 25, 2013. 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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GOVERNMENT CITY OF CARSON 701 EAST CARSON STREET CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN T H AT T H EPurchasing Manager of the City of Carson will receive sealed bids for: ASPHALT PAVER, AS DESCRIBED BY CITY OF CARSON BID SPECIFICATION NO. B13-03 EACH BID MUST BE SUBMITTED IN TRIPLICATE, ON THE FORMS AVAILABLE ON THE CITY OF CARSON’S WEBSITE UNDER BIDDING OPPORTUNITIES, PURCHASING D E PA RTMENT BIDS, AND ENCLOSED IN A SEALED ENVELOPE IDENTIFIED AS: BID NO. B13-03, OPENING D ATE: APRIL 8, 2013, AND ADDRESSED TO THE CITY CLERK AS STATED BELOW. FA I L U R E T O P R O P E R LY IDENTIFY THE BID ON THE S E A L E D E N V E L O P E M AY R E S U LT 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 8th day of April 2013, 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. B I D S R E C E I V E D 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 bids that are received late. Such bids may be returned unopened. If you have any questions regarding this bid, please contact Martha Ceja, Buyer, at (310) 952-1758, ext. 1231. DATED: THIS 19TH DAY OF MARCH 2013. CITY OF CARSON RUTH RODRIGUEZ PURCHASING MANAGER 3/21/13 CNS-2461336# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ANNUAL ACTION PLAN PROPOSED ALLOCATION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 The City Council of the City of Carson will conduct a public hearing concerning the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the upcoming 2013-2014 fiscal year, otherwise known as the 2013 program year. You and/or a collective representative of your group may be present and heard at the date, time, and place of the meeting as follows: DATE: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 TIME: 6:00 P. M., or as soon thereafter as is practicable PLACE: Council Chambers Carson City Hall 701 East Carson Street Carson, California 90745 APPLICANT: City of Carson— Community Development Department The CDBG program is proposing the Annual Action Plan and the allocation of funds for this coming year’s 20132014 CDBG budget. This hearing will include presentations by public service organizations requesting funding for this coming program year. In keeping with our citizen participation guidelines, staff is requesting


Please note that in the event of a court challenge to the approval or denial of this proposal, testimony may be limited to issues raised at the public hearing or addressed in correspondence delivered to the City Council through the City Clerk’s Office prior to the public hearing. D AT E D : This 14 th day of March, 2013

PUBLIC AUCTION/SALES Notice of Public Sale Pursuant to the California Self Service Storage Facility Act (B&P Code 21700 ET seq.) the undersigned will sell at public auction on Thursday Marc h 28, 2013 Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items located at: 710 Del Amo Self Storage & RV 20321 Susanna Road Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221 3:20 pm Ortega, Rebecca M. Bowers, Lashanda M. Russell, Jermale Delgadillo, Maria, Macheri Lockett, Tyrone J. Faraimo Jr., Lala C. Martinez Sanchez, Maria L. Jeff, Celes A. Robles, Steve D. Dominguez, David Vasher, Willie J. Ferns, Lisa D. Wise-Marquez, Barbara M. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and re g u l a t i o n s a re a v a i l a b l e a t t i m e o f s a l e. Dated this, 14th of Marc h and 21st of March 2013 by 710 Del Amo Self Storage, 20321 Susanna Road Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221 (310) 763-8800 3/14, 3/21/13 CNS-2456510# OUR WEEKLY

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OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL AUCTION.COM at 800.280.2832 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. To the extent your original obligation was discharged, or is subject to an automatic stay of bankruptcy under Title 11 of the United States Code, this notice is for compliance and/or informational purposes only and does not constitute an attempt to collect a debt or to impose personal liability for such obligation. However, a secured party retains rights under its security instrument, including the right to foreclose its lien. AFN4369197 03/21/2013, 03/28/2013, 04/04/2013 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2461114# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 23781CA Title Order No. 120227523 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1207-2006. 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 04-11-2013 at 9:00 AM, MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-142006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 2776736 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: JAMES L. WITHERS AND BARBARA WITHERS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR JUST MORTGAGE, INC., 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 convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the notes (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 The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 19127 COLEBECK AVENUE, CARSON, CA 90746 APN Number: 7322-006-024 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges:$561,182.51 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not the property itself. Placing the highest bid at trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding

liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www. Priorityposting.com , using the file number assigned to this case 23781CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. In addition, the borrower on the loan shall be sent a written notice if the sale has been postponed for at least ten (10) business days. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. 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: 03-182013 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE 3 SAN JOAQUIN PLAZA, SUITE 215, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 OR (702) 5864500 JESSE J. FERNANDEZ, PUBLICATION LEAD MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1027929 3/21, 3/28, 04/04/2013 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2460908# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0027728 Doc ID #0008706244662005N Title Order No. 10-8-113561 Investor/Insurer No. 1704759292 APN No. 7338008-009YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/30/2007. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MANUEL TORRES AND LORENA M. TORRES, MARRIED TO EACH OTHER, dated 03/30/2007 and recorded 5/9/2007, as Instrument No. 20071130528, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/25/2013 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: 18309 TOWNE AVE, CARSON, CA, 907461836. 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 $516,597.44. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 10-0027728. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 06/02/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 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. A-FN4370694 03/21/2013, 03/28/2013, 04/04/2013 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2460540# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0084198 Doc ID #0001337122582005N Title Order No. 11-0067537 Investor/Insurer No. 133712258 APN No. 7310011-018 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE

PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by EDGAR BARNACHEA, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 02/24/2006 and recorded 3/6/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0476484, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/25/2013 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: 2817 EAST 221ST STREET, CARSON, CA, 90810. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $487,675.62. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 7404-010-028 TS No: CA05002469-11-2 TO No: 5910678 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED December 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 25, 2013 at 09:00 AM, Vineyard Ballroom at Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 7320-014-033 TS No: CA05001904-12-1 TO No: 7147095 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED October 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 11, 2013 at 09:00 AM, Vineyard Ballroom at Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, 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 November 9, 2007 as Instrument No. 20072519964 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by JORDON T. KELLY, A SINGLE MAN AND ROBERT L. KELLY, A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of CAMERON FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. DBA 1ST CHOICE MORTGAGE as Lender and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for Lender, its successors and/or assigns, 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: 19323 CLIVEDEN AVENUE, CARSON, CA 90746 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street

address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $449,516.88 (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. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www.Auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA05001904-12-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: March 12, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA05001904-12-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Karen Talafus, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE

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should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www.Auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA05002469-11-2. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: March 15, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA05002469-11-2 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL AUCTION.COM at 800.280.2832 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. To the extent your original obligation was discharged, or is subject to an automatic stay of bankruptcy under Title 11 of the United States Code, this notice is for compliance and/or informational purposes only and does not constitute an attempt to collect a debt or to impose personal liability for such obligation. However, a secured party retains rights under its security instrument, including the right to foreclose its lien. AFN4370608 03/21/2013, 03/28/2013, 04/04/2013 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2461116# OUR WEEKLY

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A copy of the proposed 20132014 fiscal year CDBG budget and support documentation is on file for public review in the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall. A copy of the proposal may also be purchased. Additional information may be obtained from the staff of the Community Development Department in City Hall, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M., or by telephoning (310) 830-7600, extension 1319. For your convenience, a full copy of the staff report with exhibits will be available at the Community Development Department no later than the afternoon of Thursday, March 28, 2013, for review and/or purchase.

and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on December 22, 2006 as Instrument No. 20062851446 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by AVIATA MALUFAU, SR. AND MARIA MALUFAU, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor(s), in favor of POPE MORTGAGE and ASSOCIATES, INC. as Lender and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for Lender, its successors and/or assigns, 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: LOT 12 OF BLOCK K OF TRACT NO. 5766, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 74, PAGES 69 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. 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: 769 EAST BONDS 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 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 $388,802.67 (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. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you

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that Council take public testimony at this hearing and review the suggested budget submitted by staff. After due consideration and any amendments, staff requests that Council approve the CDBG budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 if Council believes it is appropriate to do so. The estimated amount of CDBG entitlement funds available for this coming program year is approximately $666,529.


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case TS No. 11-0084198. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 11/26/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 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. A-4370226 03/21/2013, 03/28/2013, 04/04/2013 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2460036# OUR WEEKLY T.S. No. 12-3716-55 Loan No. 1009867936 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/2/2007. 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: MARIA SOCORRO VARGAS AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND JORGE C. HERRERA AND ANGELICA P. HERRERA HUSBAND AND WIFE ALL AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION Recorded 5/9/2007 as Instrument No. 20071125617 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 4/11/2013 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Vineyard Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $126,646.59, estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 21122 SHEARER AVE CARSON, CA 90745 A.P.N.: 7334-005087 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or

may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-3716-55. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 3/13/2013 THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure Department (949) 7209200 Sale Information Only: (800) 280-2832 Auction.com Frank Escalera, Team Lead P1026689 3/21, 3/28, 04/04/2013 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2459884# OUR WEEKLY T.S. No.: 12-48994 TSG Order No.: 02-12039544 A.P.N.: 7336016-002 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/15/2007. 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 4/11/2013 at 9:00 AM, Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as duly appointed Trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust, Recorded 06/29/2007 as Instrument No. 20071567945 in book —, page — And Modified by Loan Modification Agreement recorded on 06/05/2012 in Instrument # 20120837122 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: RAMON CASTILLO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST AND, AND EDGAR CASTILLO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST AS TENANTS IN COMMON, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, 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: 20811 SHEARER AVE, CARSON, CA 90745 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $397,128.00 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-48994. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 12/12/2012 Date: 3/13/2013 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 Heather Marsh, Trustee Sale Officer “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” P1027165 3/21, 3/28, 04/04/2013 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2459319# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0027252 Doc ID #0001187879992005N Title Order No. 12-0045979 Investor/Insurer No. 118787999 APN No. 7363-011-061 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/29/2006. 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 MELITA DE RAMA RAMOS AND FELIX M. RAMOS, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/29/2006 and recorded 4/4/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0720832, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/25/2013 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: 22857 BAYWOOD DRIVE, CARSON AREA, 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 $757,775.15. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site

www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0027252. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 06/30/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 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. A-4369933 03/21/2013, 03/28/2013, 04/04/2013 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2459260# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0050961 Doc ID #000979187022005N Title Order No. 11-0041318 Investor/Insurer No. 97918702 APN No. 7343-002-053 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/08/2006. 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 ALMA H CASYAO, A WIDOW, dated 02/08/2006 and recorded 2/17/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0365693, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/25/2013 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: 21239 KINARD AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 907451414. 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 $629,669.81. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be

aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0050961. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 09/23/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 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. A-4368928 03/21/2013, 03/28/2013, 04/04/2013 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2458491# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0095950 Doc ID #000935212102005N Title Order No. 11-0101548 Investor/Insurer No. 093521210 APN No. 7343-009-069 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/01/2005. 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 TERESITA A. NARIO AND TEODORO M. NARIO , WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/01/2005 and recorded 6/8/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1333170, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/25/2013 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: 21503 MONETA AVENUE, CARSON AREA, 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 $440,414.51. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0095950. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 01/18/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 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. A-4368924 03/21/2013, 03/28/2013, 04/04/2013 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2458333# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Loan Number: 0603090541 Trustee Sale Number: CA1200061546 APN: 7338023-020 Title Order No. 120368827-CA-MSI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/12/2011. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check

drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: JOHN YEH, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded 07/15/2011 as Instrument No. 20110950198 in Book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: 04/11/2013 at 09:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom Property Address is purported to be: 18720 CAIRO AVENUE CARSON, CA 90746 APN#: 7338-023-020 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 $254,578.47 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800.280.2832 or visit this www.auction.com Internet Web site address for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case file number. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 03/07/2013 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 800.280.2832 Reinstatement and Payoff Requests: 800.665.3932 lleanna Petersen, Authorized Signatory Sale Info Website: www.auction.com Automated Sales Line: 800.280.2832 Reinstatement and Payoff Requests: (800)-665-3932 THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED


available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-7302727 or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-11772. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 03/06/2013 Atlantic and Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC 1610 E. Saint Andrew Pl., Suite 150F Santa Ana, CA 92705 Automated Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com for NONSALE information: 888-313-1969 Francesca Ojeda, Sr. Trustee Sale Specialist A-4366892 03/14/2013, 03/21/2013, 03/28/2013 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/13 CNS-2456465# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 12-11738 Loan No.: 985927 A.P.N.: 7335-007-023 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/9/2007. 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 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. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor: MARIA G. RENDON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN. Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic and Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 7/12/2007 as Instrument No. 20071652705 in book , page Unrecorded Loan Modification Agreement w/ Term Exetension dated April 1,2010 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Described as follows: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST Date of Sale: 4/3/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $423,921.53 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 451 E 220TH STREET CARSON, CA 90745 A.P.N.: 7335-007-023 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to

the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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. 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 holder’s rights 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-7302727 or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-11738. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 3/5/2013 Atlantic and Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC 1610 E. Saint Andrew Pl., Suite 150F Santa Ana, CA 92705 Automated Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com for NONSALE information: 888-313-1969 Francesca Ojeda, Sr. Trustee Sale Specialist A-4366859 03/14/2013, 03/21/2013, 03/28/2013 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/13 CNS-2456454# OUR WEEKLY APN: 7315-030-067 TS No: CA05002502-12-1 TO No: 1323535 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED June 4, 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 April 4, 2013 at 09:00 AM, Vineyard Ballroom at Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, 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 7, 2007 as Instrument No. 20071380577 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by ANGELA GARCIA AND MARTIN SANCHEZ, as Trustor(s), in favor of BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. 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: 3 HICKOCK LANE, CARSON, CA 90745 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $217,535.57 (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. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the

public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www.Auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA05002502-12-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: March 4, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA05002502-12-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-2528300 Stephanie Hoy, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AUCTION.COM at 800.280.2832 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1024924 3/14, 3/21, 03/28/2013 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/13 CNS-2455974# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-10-382250-CL Order No.: 100507278-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/30/2006. 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. 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): NATHANIEL LEE BROWN, SR., AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 11/15/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2526803 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 4/11/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $481,471.08 The purported property address is: 18528 COLTMAN AVE, CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7338-024-032 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence,

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 12-11772 Loan No.: 961860 A.P.N.: 7332-010-027 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/12/2007. 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. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor: DANILO REYES PANIS AND LIBERTY A. PANIS, HUSBAND AND WIFE Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic and Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 7/19/2007 as Instrument No. 20071708524 in book , page and rerecorded on —- as —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Date of Sale: 4/4/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $446,722.14 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1217 E. 22ND STREET CARSON, CA 90745 A.P.N.: 7332-010-027 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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. 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 holder’s rights 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 12-20752-SP-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/14/2006. 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(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: MARIE FOBI, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 12/29/2006 as Instrument No. 20062898226 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 04/03/2013 at 11:00 a.m. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $588,632.07 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 429 WEST 224TH STREET, CARSON, CA 907453651 A.P.N.: 7341-023-012 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and

exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-7302727 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 12-20752-SP-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 03/07/2013 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE A4367440 03/14/2013, 03/21/2013, 03/28/2013 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/13 CNS-2456749# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 1370093-27 APN: 7334-020-087 TRA: 13284 LOAN NO. Xxxxxx1627 REF: Cooper, Barrie V. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, Dated: February 29, 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 10, 2013, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on March 06, 2008, as Inst. No. 20080390513, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by: Barrie V. Cooper Living Trust, UTD, May 27, 2005, Barrie V. Cooper, Trustee, 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 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, 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: 21610 Orrick Avenue, Unit 15, 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 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: $332,375.83. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the County recorder’s office or a Title Insurance Company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these

resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a Court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)5901221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 137009327. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information: (619)5901221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 920229004 Dated: March 08, 2013. (03/21/2013, 03/28, 04/04) R427235 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2457211# OUR WEEKLY

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priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-7302727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-10-382250-CL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA10-382250-CL IDSPub #0047200 3/21/2013 3/28/2013 4/4/2013 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/13 CNS-2455622# OUR WEEKLY T.S. No. 12-1660 Loan No. 1385-A T.S.G. # 126000458 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE On, March 28, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. SMITHSTONE CORPORATION, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, Trustee, or Successor Trustee or Substituted Trustee of that certain Deed of Trust executed by PEACE & JOY CARE CENTER, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, TRUSTOR, and recorded on OCTOBER 24, 2001 as Document No. 012024744, of Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California, and pursuant to that certain Notice of Default thereunder recorded on NOVEMBER 02, 2012 as

Document No. 20121670548 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 THE TIME OF SALE, SAID CASHIER’S CHECKS ARE TO BE MADE PAYABLE TO BROWNSTONE MORTGAGE OR AT THE TIME OF SALE HAVE CASHIER’S CHECK WITH AN ENDORSEMENT GUARANTEED BY THE ISSUING FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766, 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”. EXHIBIT “A” LEGAL DESCRIPTION THAT PORTION OF LOT 49 OF TRACT 3612, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 40 PAGE 5 AND 6 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WESTERLY LINE OF THE EASTERLY 25.00 FEET OF SAID LOT WITH THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THE SOUTHERLY 129.00 FEET OF SAID LOT; THENCE SOUTH 0º 02’ 42” EAST, ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE, 114.03 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 66º 55’ 14” WEST, 24.42 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89º 42’ 50” WEST 87.48 FEET; THENCE NORTH 47º 37’ 13” WEST 33.94 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY, IN A DIRECT LINE TO A POINT IN SAID NORTHERLY LINE DISTANT WESTERLY THEREON 183.40 FEET FROM THE INTERSECTION; THENCE EASTERLY, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL MINERALS, OIL, GASES AND HYDROCARBONS BY WHATSOEVER NAME KNOWN THAT MAY BE WITHIN OR UNDER THE PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED WITHOUT HOWEVER, THE RIGHT TO DRILL, DIG OR MINE THROUGH THE SURFACE THEREOF. AS SET FORTH IN DEED RECORDED DECEMBER 9. 1976 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 10. APN: 7343-020-076 ADDRESS: 21919 FIGUEROA ST, CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel Number: 7343-020-076 ADDRESS: 21919 FIGUEROA ST., CARSON, CA 90745 (X) The street address or other common designation of said property: 21919 FIGUEROA ST., CARSON, CA 90745 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: $110,711.25 plus the following estimated costs, expenses costs, expenses and advances at the time of initial publication of this Notice of Sale: $88,672.95. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED SEPTEMBER 21, 2001,

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: MARCH 7, 2013 DATE: MARCH 14, 2013 DATE: MARCH 21, 2013 SMITHSTONE CORPORATION 2700 North Main Street, Suite 508 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 547-1285 Dated: MARCH 1, 2013 Henry Villasenor, Sr. Vice President P1024758 3/7, 3/14, 03/21/2013 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/13 CNS-2454145# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 12-00752-3 Loan No. 0021500046 APN 7323-016-033 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 28, 2013, at 09:00 AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom, 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 May 2, 2006, as Instrument No. 06 0960717 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA , executed by: JACOB B. RAINEY JR., A SINGLE MAN AND WILLIE M. RAINEY, A WIDOW, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC., AS NOMINEE FOR BNC MORTGAGE, INC., A DELAWARE 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: 20203 GUNLOCK AVE, CARSON, CA 90746 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder`s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information

about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-00752-3. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $621,546.76 (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: March 7, 2013 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 135 Main Street, Suite 1900, San Francisco , CA 94105, 415-2472450 By: Stephanie Alonzo, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.auction.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 1-800-280-2832 P1024346 3/7, 3/14, 03/21/2013 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/13 CNS-2453886# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. : 20090187504032 Title Order No.: 20964075 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/12/2005 as Instrument No. 05 3035587 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: EDNA LIM ESPIRITU, 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: 04/02/2013 TIME OF SALE: 9:00 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: 21419 SELWYN AVENUE, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7337-004-037 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 $644,964.26. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder ‘s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-5731965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20090187504032. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING, INC. 17501 IRVINE BLVD., SUITE ONE TUSTIN, CA 92780 714-5731965 www.priorityposting.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 Dated: 02/27/2013 P1023770 3/7, 3/14, 03/21/2013 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/13 CNS-2453154# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-07-96816-NF Order No.: 3430234 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/23/2007. 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): GLENN FORD A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 3/12/2007 as Instrument No. 20070540066 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/28/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $642,689.19 The purported property address is: 17403 NAUSET COURT, CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7319-013-014 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-7302727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-07-96816-NF . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further

recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA07-96816-NF IDSPub #0046674 3/7/2013 3/14/2013 3/21/2013 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/13 CNS-2453119# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. : 20110159901407 Title Order No.: 916345 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/08/2005. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/16/2005 as Instrument No. 05 3101372 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MARTIN HERNANDEZ, 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: 03/27/2013 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 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: 23528 ANCHOR AVENUE #49, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7329-039-108 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 $186,195.43. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale , and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks

involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder ‘s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-9390772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20110159901407. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION A DIVISION OF FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY 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 Dated: 02/28/2013 NPP0214328 OUR WEEKLY 03/07/2013, 03/14/2013, 03/21/2013 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/13 CNS-2452772# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0050398 Doc ID #0001400839472005N Title Order No. 12-0089238 Investor/Insurer No. 140083947 APN No. 7363-017-029 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/23/2006. 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 FLORDELINO P QUIOCHO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE and SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 06/23/2006 and recorded 7/5/2006, as Instrument No. 061476554, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 04/04/2013 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


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1371937-31 APN: 7380-012-003 TRA: 1050 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2336 REF: Thomas, Hubert IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 20, 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 27, 2013, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 28, 2007, as Inst. No. 20070717210 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Hubert Thomas, An Unmarried Man, 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 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, 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: 20208 Nestor Ave Carson CA 907463128 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: $180,295.67. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying

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