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Spreading the culture of fear ■ Boston bombings intensify the spirit of global discontent BY GREGG REESE OW CONTRIBUTOR

Regardless of political ideology or level of sophistication, the terrorist apparatus has succeeded in spawning a network of crisis preparatory organizations and stroking our national paranoia. The recent tragedy in Boston has law-enforcement organizations across the globe rethinking their security protocols while simultaneously hammering home the fact that today, almost two years after the death of Osama bin Laden, terrorism still looms in the American psyche. Initial evidence concerning the construction of the bombs used in the recent attack has shed little light on the origins of the attack in this, an age of global discontent. There are various disgruntled individuals and bands with axes to grind, and the ability to express that outrage by accessing household materials (the principal component of the Boston bombs is said to be a simple pressure cooker) and other ingredients for an expenditure of under a hundred dollars. This apparent “DIY (Do It Yourself)” methodology has become the armament of choice for 21st-century grass-roots malcontents, regardless of ideology, and makes it that much harder to track down the guilty parties. Preliminary reports had shrapnel consisting of ball bearings or BBs inflicting wounds, then followed by the declaration of one of the emergency-room physicians that there was no way to tell if the injurycausing debris was part of the bomb itself, or fragments from the surrounding environment sucked into the force of the explosion. All this has generated more questions than answers. What is certain is that the suspect(s) have succeeded in dealing a blow to American confidence and helped continue the phobia America’s consciousness has experienced since 9/11. With a massive commercial seaport, one of the busiest airports, world-class sporting events, and a huge entertainment hub, Los Angeles provides a tempting target for anyone intent on making the world take notice. To counter this, the Southland has fostered a booming industry predicated on doom and gloom, for events that most pray will never come, but, with the realities of contemporary life, seem to be inevitable. Sequestered in an office building near the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown, a littleknown civil agency called the Emergency Management Department (EMD) has gone on alert in L.A. In place since 2000, it is charged with synchronizing the city’s response to any of the myriad disasters, natural or man-made, that might befall the City of Angels. Chris Ipsen serves as a spokesperson, and one of the duty officers charged with carrying a dedicated smart phone linking scores of organizations throughout the state and beyond. Similar departments in Chicago (staff of 60) and New York City (more than 200 employees) do what EMD does with a staff of two dozen. Its members must orchestrate all the law-enforcement, first-responder and hospital resources needed

to address such calamities, along with all the private businesses and entities essential to getting the county’s economy back on track as soon as possible. As they wait for the next crisis, these county employees preoccupy themselves with preparatory drills, and the study of misfortune in other locales in a grim form of “homework” for the day when catastrophe impacts native Angelenos. Recently, the department conducted a training exercise simulating the Pakistani terrorist-coordinated 2008 Mumbai, India, bombing and shooting attacks. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy last year, they sent a team to study the challenges faced by authorities there. A few years after EMD was established, the culture fostered in the wake of 9/11 created a fertile environment for private security firms and the directing of tax coffers toward more police and bigger facilities. This led to the establishment of the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC), a consortium of representatives of some 200 separate organizations housed under the roof of a nondescript commercial building in Norwalk responsible for some 18 million people across 40,000 square miles between San Luis Obispo, Orange County, the Pacific Ocean and the Nevada border. Featured prominently here is the Los Angeles Police Department. JRIC is “ … a direct conduit to what’s going on in Boston,” says LAPD Commander Blake Chow, Deputy Chief Michael Downing’s assistant at the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau.

Prior to 9/11, police cooperation in counterterrorism depended on casual, unofficial relationships between individuals within the different departments. As Chow notes, cooperation was “not formalized before 9/11.” The harsh realities of contemporary geopolitics changed that. Cell phones and all the attendant accoutrements of technology have literally “shrunk” the world, and a beat cop can no longer only concern himself or herself with the latest stick-up at the local 7-Eleven. The endless stream of threats range from serious menace to impotent gesture. The week before the events in Boston, an anonymous envelope containing a threatening letter (later traced to a prison in Cumberland, Md.) along with a white powdery substance that proved to be chalk, arrived at the offices of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a man whose term in office ends in less than three months. All potential hazards must be scrutinized, regardless of methodology or point

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Las Vegas resident Dorian Johnson became interested in bomb disposal while attending George Washington Preparatory High School. One day his sister, who was in the National Guard, invited him to a Guard open house. He was amazed at the explosive ordnance disposal gear used by the (EOD) technicians, who were specially trained to deal with the construction, deployment, disarmament, and disposal of high explosive munitions. He joined the Army just before the 9/11 attack and completed 11 tours of duty in Iraq. Johnson remembers while on tour in Iraq overhearing a close friend, a physical therapist, describe how his talents as a therapist were wasted due to his assignment of packing in ice-filled body bags headed for Germany. Once in Germany, they were repacked with ice and flown to their destination in the United States. “You can tell the ones that have been blown up by improvised explosive devices (IEDs),” his friend told him. “The bag shifts back and forth due to the heavy unattached body parts moving inside.” Johnson said he thought about that story when he saw images of the Boston bombings three days ago and refused to look at any news channels or read any newspapers. He had no idea that the explosion had only caused three fatalities. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles and being a veteran of Iraq, Johnson said he tries to do whatever he can not to expose himself to stimuli that may trigger his post-traumatic stress disorder. This has included removing garment bags from his closet and throwing them in his garage because the garment bags remind him of body bags and his friend’s complaint. The former Army munitions expert believes, based on his experience of deactivating IEDs, that whoever devised the Boston bombing plan may have been more concerned with the blasts being televised as opposed to producing a large kill ratio. Johnson bases this belief on the simple fact that explosions in confined spaces, like rooms and buses, have more of an impact on soft targets (humans). Detonating a bomb outside lessens the impact. According to Johnson, the physical factors responsible for injury following an explosion in a room or building are: direct exposure to overpressure; blast-induced whole body displacement (force); impact of blast-energized debris (shrapnel); burns from flash and hot gases, and an openair environment will dilute the energy or shockwave of that explosion and not be as effective. He believes if more data was available or released by federal investigators it would be possible to understand the motive the perpetrator(s) was attempting to achieve—mass killings or media exposure. What we do know, says Johnson, is that the type of explosive device used in Boston is known

as a pressure cooker bomb. Many domestic terrorists are trying to get away from using materials like ammonium nitrate that can be traced through forensics. The key is to use a product that is not traceable and produces a blast wave of a significantly longer duration than those produced by older explosives like dynamite. Johnson says we also know that the terrorist(s) more than likely wanted the explosion seen by millions, based on the finish line location. We also know that the bombs were activated by a cell phone, garage door opener, digital clock or some low-tech device, which can transmit a basic radio frequency command detonation. Ken Trump, a senior security expert with Global Securitys.org, believes that the Boston Marathon bombing may have had technical issues with its timers or transmitters. He believes this attack was attempting to create a IED killing zone similar to an incident known as the Jaipur bombing. Jaipur is the capital city of the Indian state of Rajasthan and a tourist destination. In May of 2008, terrorists or militants placed several IEDs at locations that they predicted fleeing people would run toward in an attempt to find safety once the explosions started.

“…the terrorist(s) more than likely wanted the explosion seen by millions…” After the first blast, the crowd at the Boston Marathon would have rushed forth past the finish line and encountered a human blockade of tired and resting race participants, some physically exhausted, as well as their family members and friends, in addition to volunteers and marathon officials. As ground zero for detonation, this unorganized rest area would have received the fleeing individuals, creating a blockade sending many toward awaiting IEDs. This is what happened in Jaipur in 2008. The terrorists or militants detonated nine bombs at seven locations, and each device was detonated within 15 minutes of the preceding explosion. The blasts were arranged and synchronized to inflict maximum casualties. The first two blasts initiated a fleeing mass, and as the crowd rushed toward the exit another two blasts were detonated and blocked the exit point. These secondary explosions caused the panicked crowd to push back toward the others in the fleeing crowd, and the deadlocked individuals were in a killing zone based on the most basic human instinct, self-

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Study suggests alternative uses for Black philanthropy ■ The church could take the greatest hit BY STANLEY O. WILLIFORD OW EDITOR

A study on Black philanthropy commissioned by the Liberty Hill Foundation seeks to increase giving to what it terms “social justice” programs by redirecting some of that philanthropy from traditional beneficiaries. One institution that could be hurt is the Black church, even though it has been one of the nation’s greatest advocates for social justice. Further, many activists have long maintained that Black dollars barely circulate in the African American community as is, and it is the one ethnic community where unemployment is highest, meaning there are fewer dollars to circulate. The study was commissioned in 2011 and is authored by USC professor Ange-Marie Hancock, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and gender studies. “Historically Black churches have been the site of much African American philanthropy,” the study says in its conclusion. “In our survey, most respondents perceived Black churches as generating ‘the most financial support from the Black community,’ dwarfing perceived gifts to historically Black charities such as the United Negro College Fund, or to Black political campaigns, multiracial churches and charities, or predominantly White charities such as the United Way.” In its introduction, the study acknowledges that

“African Americans have a long history of philanthropy. Most Black service organizations—whether fraternities, sororities, or civic organizations like the Links or the Masons—have included both philanthropy and volunteerism in their mission and activities. Independent Black churches and religious denominations have long received the bulk of Black charitable donations to support social services and social movements alike. However, most African Americans still shy away from identifying as ‘philanthropists’ per se, no matter their level of participation in giving.” The study discusses three donor profiles—the “Building the Black Community” donor, the “Issue Impact” donor and the “Hardwired to Give” donor. These classes of donors were identified “based on their reports of discretionary income allocations, preferred recipient of the giving, motivations for giving, levels of education and religious involvement.” The study sought to answer the questions: 1—Do African American donors in Los Angeles fall into particular profile categories based on the reason for giving? In what ways do African Americans engage in identity-oriented giving? 2—What percentage of African American philanthropy is directed toward social justice and grassroots community organizing? 3—How might Black giving for social justice grow? The “Building the Black Community” donors were found to be “more concerned that their dollars go to organizations that target African American recipients,” reports the study. These donors “are likely

to have more education, attend church frequently, and see their giving to family as part of what it takes to rebuild the African American community.” The “Issue Impact” donors were found to be “more concerned with the issues they care about than the identity of the people affected by the issue.” Hancock found that “this second type of identitybased Black donor sees themselves as a ‘cause person’ and is likely to be passionate about one or more specific causes that drive their donor behavior” and “are more likely to connect with donors across age, race, and class who share similar policy goals.” The “Hardwired to Give” donors, Hancock found, “have a different definition of identity-based giving. They embrace giving as part of their personal identity, but are also identifiable by the public as well as their private behavior.” These are donors who are “most likely to embrace the title ‘philanthropist.’ They tend to give money “across the board—to churches, political campaigns, social service agencies, family or friends, and social justice advocacy/organizing—rather than to a specific issue or focus on a specific target population.” With the motto of “Change. Not Charity,” the Liberty Hill Foundation credits itself for being “first at the front lines for change for more than 30 years.” Among the main issues identified on its website are the environment, lesbian and gay rights, as well as poverty and economic justice. Sarah Pillsbury, heir of the Pillsbury fortune, co-founded the organization (along with Win McCormack, Anne Mendel and Larry Janss) in 1976.

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Born in Minnesota, Pillsbury came to Los Angeles in 1974 after graduating from Yale and entered film school at UCLA. Along with Midge Sanford, she has produced such films as “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “River’s Edge” and “Eight Men Out,” among others. One of the study’s purposes is to find opportunities to grow support for “philanthropic investment in social justice-focused community organizing.” The study suggests four steps for accomplishing this: • Educate mainstream Black Los Angeles about philanthropy and the returns a collective investment in social justice can produce. • Stress that generational differences among Black donors matter. Pay attention to Millenials. It suggests that a wave of Millenials, those born between 1982 and 2000, who think differently about “their affinity with the Black community in relationship to donor behavior” is emerging. This group, the study says, “is less concerned about helping Black communities exclusively. This difference in racial affinity for younger, educated, mainstream Black America may produce approaches to philanthropy that are less focused solely on race.” • Build the case across racial constituencies for a broad agenda, including Black specific concerns. • Craft new collaborations with Black churches. The study points out that “many Black organizations are going through transitions in terms of reaching new generations and new demographics on the issues they care about. Previously excluded sectors of the Black community seek honest and open conversation with church leaders to refine the contemporary social justice agenda.” On Tuesday, the foundation will hold it Upton Sinclair Awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton at 9876 Wilshire Blvd.


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Brown, Bradley to face-off in StubHub waiting to hang its signage on Home Depot Center Compton mayoral race ■ Sheriff’s department wins big BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

A bid by Compton Mayor Eric Perrodin to earn a fourth consecutive term in office was rejected by city residents, and now voters will return to the polls on June 4 to choose between former mayor Omar Bradley and city redevelopment specialist Aja Brown. According to unofficial results, Brown squeaked by the former Bradley with 27.8 percent of votes cast compared to 26.2 percent. Perrodin trailed with 25 percent of ballots in a crowded field of 12 candidates that also included former city clerk Charles Davis and child actor Rodney Allen Rippy. Brown said she was not surprised by the results and attributes her success to a campaign strategy that tapped into the community’s desire for change. In order to win the runoff, Brown says, “we are going to continue to inform residents and focus on Compton’s future.” She is not worried that the campaign might take a negative turn, as happened when Perrodin first defeated Bradley in 2001. Instead, Brown says she intends get out the message that she wants the city to have a strategy that can help it move forward. She also wants to bring resources back into Compton under a transparent leadership. The April 16 election took place amid a number of key changes, including a different way of casting ballots. In 2012, residents approved a charter amendment that changed voting from at-large to by district-only voting for Council seats. Consequently, now instead of the entire city voting for all Council members, only the residents of a particular district cast ballots for candidates seeking Council office for that district. Additionally, this is the first election where residents will be subject to the new district lines completed on Oct. 1, 2012. District 2 is the other race that will be subject to a runoff. In this race, incumbent Lillie Dobson (22.2 percent) will face Isaac Galvan (20.8 percent). In other results, District 3 Council member Yvonne Arceneaux beat back four challengers to win 55.7 percent of votes and retain her seat. City Clerk

Alita Godwin (51.7 percent) slipped by Compton School Board Trustee Satra Zurita (48.2 percent) to retain the post she has held since being appointed in 2004 and elected to the job in 2005. City Attorney Craig J. Cornwell ran unopposed, and City Aja Brown Treasurer Douglas Sanders (52.2 percent) bested two challengers to retain his office. Finally, Measure I, a citizen-inspired initiative addressing law enforcement in the Hub City won 60.3 percent of ballots. Up until September 2000, Compton had its own dedicated police department. Then, Omar Bradley Bradley, mayor at the time, led the charge to disband the police force and contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department. That decision helped contribute to the ouster of Bradley by voters in 2001 in favor of Perrodin, a former Compton police officer. An advisory vote called Measure D was Eric Perrodin placed on the ballot in 2004 by the City Council. It essentially asked citizens to say “yea” or “nay” to a proposal to bring back the Compton police department. It was defeated, and now Measure I, which was handily approved by voters, requires that law enforcement services in the city be provided by the sheriff ’s department “to the exclusion of any other law enforcement agency.”

Holman CDC trains youth ■ Event set to raise program funds BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

Ten years ago, the Rev. Dr. Henry L. Masters, former pastor at Holman United Methodist Church, involved a troubled teenager being mentored in a prayer breakfast program. Unfortunately, the young man stole all the money

collected and disappeared. That incident fueled the creation of a new program at Holman designed to give youth alternatives to taking the wrong path in life. Called Jobs For Kids, the summer youth employment program was launched in 2003, and grew out of the church’s then 1-year-old community development corporation (CDC). Today, that fledgling employment initiative has grown into a year-round offering that provides job readiness training, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

■ First ticketing company to add its name to a public venue When StubHub takes over as the naming rights partner for the Home Depot Center in Carson on June 1, it will become the first ticketing company to add its name to a public venue. Effective on that date, the 125-acre multi-sport facility will become “StubHub Center.” The 10-year-old facility is presently home to Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy and Chivas USA. It is owned by Anschultz Entertainment Group, or AEG. The StubHub Center will remain an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site and the training center for the United States Soccer Federation, the United States Tennis Association and USA Cycling. “As leaders in the ticketing industry, providing the highest levels of customer satisfaction and as an increasingly popular consumer brand, this partnership is groundbreaking for our company. We look forward to the relationship with millions of fans at StubHub Center,” said Danielle Maged, Global Head

of Partnerships and Business Development at StubHub. “At StubHub, we have an unyielding focus on the fan experience and with our partners at AEG, we intend for StubHub Center to be the embodiment of that focus as we work to create one of the most fan friendly stadiums in the world.” StubHub began in 2000, and through global partnerships with more than 100 sports properties and brands, including AEG, ESPN, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and now Major League Soccer, StubHub has become one of the country’s leading entertainment brands. It has also partnered with primary ticketing companies AXS, Paciolan and Tickets.com. The StubHub Center says it will introduce several fan-friendly elements to the 125-acre multi-sport venue that includes a 27,000-seat soccer stadium, 8,000-seat tennis stadium, 2,450-seat indoor cycling velodrome and 2,000-seat track and field facility. “We are pleased to have this opportunity to expand our global partnership with StubHub,” said Shervin Mirhashemi, president, AEG Global Partnerships.

Carson swearing-in ceremony City Clerk Donesia L. Gause, left, congratulates Mayor Jim Dear, re-elected Councilman Mike Gipson and newlyelected Councilman Albert Robles during swearing-in ceremony on March 27. Dear and Gipson are entering their third terms./Photo by George Castro.

preparation classes and a summer employment program. This year the employment program will operate from June 17 to Aug. 2, and the deadline for youth to apply is April 26. Students ages 14-18 (the 14-yearolds must be headed to the 10th grade in the fall) will have the opportunity to earn $8.25 per hour. Most of the jobs provided are called career exploration employment and include working in an office, filing and customer service. There are also a few opportunities to work in schools and recreation centers. What makes the Jobs for Kids program so unique, says Holman CDC Executive Director Nancy Harris, is that there are no income qualifications, which

enables middle-class youngsters to apply for these jobs. According to Harris, the program is funded primarily through the nonprofit’s fundraising efforts and through the grants the organization secures. Harris said the program typically finds summer employment for 27 to 30 youth but she is hoping to increase the number young people served by raising additional funding. One of the key ways the CDC raises money is by hosting a Gospel brunch each year. In 2013, the fundraiser will be held June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Crystal Rose, 9300 Jefferson Blvd. in Culver City. The cost to attend is $75 and tickets can be purchased by calling the CDC office at (323) 731-0140.


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Taking the mystery out of finding that summer job ■ There are resources to help overcome barriers to youth employment BY LAVENIA STEWART OW CONTRIBUTOR

Who wouldn’t want to spend the summer months sleeping until noon, and the rest of the day scouring the malls for the latest Hip Hop fashion or hanging out at the park shooting hoops? Unfortunately, many youth, whether they want to or not, will need to use their summer more productively by working. And now is the time to start looking. At a time when budget cuts are eliminating subsidized student work programs and older adults are filling low-skill positions once left to youth, local community organizations are providing relevant skills, career counseling and work experience for inand out-of-school youth. “At Hire LA’s Youth, we recruit businesses to provide internships for young people,” said Maria Nieto, director of education and work force development. “At the same time, we’re recruiting young people who want to work. We need them to be ready, ready, ready when employers start hiring. That’s why we conduct the Job Readiness workshops in February and March.” “We cover the basics, like workplace dress code, being on time, interview questions and résumés. When they return a week later, we critique their résumés, job applications and conduct mock interviews. Students can enroll and register at HireLaYouth.com,” said Nieto. On Friday, May 10, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the City Council and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce will present Hire LA’s 7th annual employer engagement breakfast, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The breakfast is open to organizations that support the program through sponsorships or providing jobs to youth. This summer an estimated 5,000-6,000 positions are expected to be available. For additional information, contact Maria Nieto at (213) 580-7599. “Programs vary in length. Some are short-term, others last longer,” said Louis Lewis, program coordinator for Employment Access at AADAP Inc., a youth employment organization on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. “Our year-round youth programs are for low-income 17-21 year olds who live within Los Angeles County. We provide bus passes, clothing and up to 150 hours of internship at $8 an hour. This program runs from July to June of the following year.” Get organized, these employment coaches say. Develop a two-pronged attack to finding employment. The first option, of course, is paid employment. But for those whose main goal is to gain work experience, consider volunteer programs, like hospitals, which are known for providing youth with work experience in healthcare. Summer youth employment programs typically last three to four months, said Lewis. He said once they “know the amount and the city’s stipulations for these jobs, we try to recruit from the year-round program; but students can call in and be placed on our waiting list.” Job hunting can be compared to an obstacle course, while some barriers are clearly seen, others may come as a surprise derailing the best laid plans. According to LAUSD’s website, “work permits are a privilege, and not a right, and poor attendance and grades could put a student on probation until improvements are made.” If there’s a problem, it’s best

to find out sooner rather than later. Another obstacle to employment can be résumés, cover letters, and filling out job applications, which are standard fare for job-seekers. The WorkSource System, also known as YouthSource, is a collection of 13 agencies that provide 16 to 21-year-olds with supportive services to overcome employment barriers. Call (800) For-A-Job for the agency in your area. In general and depending on where an agency’s funding comes from and how much is received, youth 14 to 21 (or 24 in some cases), who have or obtain a work permit, are eligible to participate. Below find information on additional organizations with summer youth employment programs. The city of Compton began its interest list April 1. Young people ages 14-21 must go to the city’s Career Link Employment Training Center located at 700 N. Bullis Road and sign up. The office is open weekdays from 7 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Youth living in one of nine cities—Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa, Lawndale, Lennox, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, can contact the One-Stop center in their cities to get on the wait list for the summer program. Typically this program serves 14-24 year olds. The centers are: Beach Cities South Bay One-Stop Business and Career Center, 1611 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, (310) 792-1300; Carson/South Bay One-Stop Business and Career Center, 3 Civic Plaza Drive at 801 E. Carson St., Carson, (310) 952-1762; Gardena/South Bay One-Stop Business and Career

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“…we’re recruiting young people who want to work. We need them to be ready, ready, ready when employers start hiring.” Student Conservation Association (SCA) is seeking qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the summer. SCA is America’s number one Conservation Service Organization. Visit MySCA to Login or Sign-up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the leader application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume and three references. Once your application is complete, please email leaders@thesca.org with the position of interest listed in the subject line so we may review your application. Your business is your job. Youth who can not find a summer job might consider creating their own job through entrepreneurship. The Los Angeles Urban League has joined forces with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Greater Los Angeles and Los Angeles Southwest College to host the Biz Institute Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp from June 17-July 19. Young people ages 13-18 will learn how to turn an idea or hobby into a profitable business. May 15 is the deadline to apply. The cost is $300 per person. For details, contact Rhonda Santifer at (323) 299-9660 ext. 2209 or rhonda.santifer@laul.org.

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Practical Politics ■ To the president: where is the love? BY DAVID L. HORNE, PH.D. OW CONTIBUTOR

Although still very cautious, cognizant of starting a firestorm that can become instantly uncontrollable, a growing number of African American leaders and spokespersons are asking the Obama administration, “OK, you’re a second-termer now—not running for reelection . . . . Where is the love you’re supposed to show us?” Noting that the Black community, in all of its variations, gave the president over 93 percent of the Black vote in the 2012 elections, some simply want the president to speak out more forcefully now about the continuing state of unequal race relations in America; to use the bully pulpit to

“After waiting patiently, African Americans today ask, (Mr. President) if not now, when?”

challenge policymakers to do something about the large and growing poverty rate among Black Americans; to do something about lessening the disproportionate federal-state incarceration rate for African Americans; to stop the N.Y. police from using “Stop and Frisk” on virtually every Black American male they see on the streets, hoodie-clad or not. Some want much more. They would like to see the president identify more with the Black community and champion its causes. They want the president to become the “Black Messiah” for whom they’ve been waiting so long. Presidents Johnson, Carter, and Clinton spoke out for the Black community, so why won’t Mr. Obama? Where’s the Obama Anti-Poverty Program-the Great Society-or some equivalent? As blogger Gloria Browne-Marshall recently put it, “After waiting patiently, African Americans today ask, (Mr. President) if not now, when?” In a soft refrain quietly gathering momentum, in more and more circles of politically conscious folk, comes the question, reminiscent of Dr. King, “How long must we continue to wait for signs of progress? How long? We hope not much longer.” And this is not the standard commentary from the usual West-Tavis suspects. These are questions born of the frustrations carried by the bulk of the president’s supporters who have not lost hope or faith, but who are feeling a bit unrequited these days. “Sure,” as Valerie Jarrett says repeatedly, “Simply talking about race is not as important as actually working towards equality”. . . “and this president tries to handle challenges in ways that are inclusive and to keep the broadest possible mandate for moving forward. This president works to unify, not polarize.”

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SB 405 and AB 158: bills that kill jobs and harm the environment BY ADRIAN DOVE OW CONTRIBUTOR

Civil rights, religious and local community groups are being forced once again to the front lines to protect low income and poor families as another attempt has been launched to tax and ban plastic grocery bags in California. The African American community should oppose Senate Bill 405 (Padilla) and Assembly Bill 158 (Levine), legislation that would ban plastic bags statewide and cause a negative impact on the economy, the residents of California and the environment. This is an hour of crisis for our country and particularly for the members of our community. In particular, California residents and businesses have experienced hard economic times since the 2007 recession. Millions of men and women are jobless. Homes are being foreclosed, and families in desperate need of help are finding bankrupt government agencies unable to offer the support they need. With all of the problems we are facing, we need Sacramento to refocus the Senate’s priorities on economic solutions for the residents of California. Recently released reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that California has the highest unem-

ployment rate—nearly 10 percent. Evidence exists that it may be twice as high in African American communities. People of color, many of whom live below the poverty line, have been hit particularly hard. Approximately 2,000 Californians are employed by the plastic bag manufacturing and recycling industries. SB 405 puts these California jobs at risk, weighing down an already weak economic situation. SB 405 and AB158 will threaten thousands of jobs, raise grocery costs on shoppers when they can least afford it, disproportionately harm lower income families that can barely make ends meet, and actually hurt the environment. This legislation may be wellintentioned, but it is the wrong approach. If plastic bags are 100 percent recyclable, shouldn’t we look for solutions that improve recycling without jeopardizing jobs and burdening consumers? Enough is enough. It’s time for smart legislation that protects the environment, creates jobs and doesn’t shift new taxes on to the poor. Adrian Dove is chairman of the Congress of Racial EqualityCalifornia and organizing producer of the annual Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade. 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.

Counting the Cost ■ Obamacare, Obamaphone, what’s next Obamafood? BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX TRICE EDNEY CONTRIBUTOR

The right wing seems determined to associate President Barack Obama with any government program that helps people on the bottom. Thus the term Obamacare used to attack the health care program that President Obama fashioned and worked with Congress to approve. While Obamacare is not perfect, it brings more people into the healthcare system, and further solidifies the safety net that many have attempted to fray. Now these folks are running with the term “Obamaphone,” which speaks to the fact that President Obama has simply extended a Lifeline plan that was authorized by Republican President Ronald Reagan when it was clear that those who were either isolated by poverty or by their rural status needed telephones to connect themselves to the world. The Reagan program used taxes on some of us to provide telephones for the rest of us. People were able to get a telephone that offered basic service for a basic fee. With the onset of technology, Lifeline customers had the option of getting a landline phone or a cellular phone. This is not an Obama initiative. It happened in 1996. Those who get a subsidized telephone have numerous restrictions. They don’t get to choose their phone, but are offered whatever is available, usually a refurbished phone. They get 250 minutes a month if they get a cell phone. The 250 minutes is about 4 hours a month, or an hour a week. Is this really some kind of rip off, or is it a reasonable way to include people on the periphery in the center? What do you do with no phone when there is a medical emergency or even a job call? Absent Lifeline, you are yet again a peripheral citizen. Obamaphone? Give me a break. Until the Tea Party began to hold sway on our national consciousness, Republicans were among those who embraced the notion that every American should have basic

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telephone service. Now, anything associated with government assistance is associated with President Obama, despite the fact that both Democratic and Republican presidents have attempted to assist people at the bottom, albeit with different levels of energy. Let’s not forget that it was Democratic President Bill Clinton who pushed the “welfare reform” that limited government assistance to 60 months or 5 years. When President Clinton, long a favorite among African Americans, proffered a 1996 reform that I described as “welfare deform”, several of his AfricanAmerican supporters excoriated him. He weathered the storm, as did the public assistance program. Still, nobody describes it as Clintonwelfare. It was an ill conceived and pandering policy change that allowed President Clinton to brag that he’d gotten “tough” on public assistance. Associating President Obama with government support to the poor is a subtle way of associating people of African descent with public assistance, and with the pejorative term “welfare.” This is a most understated form of racial coding, a coding that enabled former Congressman Newt Gingrich to describe President Obama as a “food stamps” president and to assert that our president “put” more people on food stamps than any other president in history. Does Mr. Gingrich remember the Great Recession that the scion of his party, former President George W. Bush enabled, or is he too busy purchasing jewelry for his blushing bride of a decade to pay attention to our nation’s economic situation? One in six Americans lives in poverty. More than one in four African Americans and Latinos live in poverty. One in 10 of all Whites live in poverty. The Great Recession and economic restructuring have kicked these diverse groups of poor people, many who are grateful for food assistance, to the curb. President Obama has been responsive to this group of people to the extent that a hostile Congress has allowed it. If I were President Obama, I’d be flattered by descriptions of Obamacare and Obamaphones. I would not even mind having food stamps being described as Obama food. Would we prefer to describe poverty as Romney starve, or sequester starve? Make it plain. Associating President Obama with healthcare, Lifeline telephones and healthy eating is to his credit, not his detriment. Julianne Malveaux is a D.C.-based economist and author. DISCLAIMER: The beliefs and viewpoints expressed in opinion pieces, letters to the editor, by columnists and/or contributing writers are not necessarily those of OurWeekly.

Our Weekly backs Wendy Greuel ■ Visible involvement with the Black community Mayor Tom Bradley has a good name in the city of Los Angeles, as well as in the Black community, and mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel has undoubtedly gained traction by using it. In an interview with Our Weekly, published June 28, 2012, she spoke of receiving the Tom Bradley youth leadership award when she was a 17-year-old student at John Kennedy High in Granada Hills. That led to her serving on Bradley’s youth council for two years and an internship in his administration while a student at UCLA. After that, she worked on his staff for 10 years. If Greuel were simply trading on Bradley’s good name, she would be a poor candidate for the city’s

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Practical Politics from OPED page 8 Clearly, this is a rational response that fits in with previous presidents. In words President Obama surely agrees with, Theodore Roosevelt, for example famously said, “democracy functions best when the government provides the greatest good to the greatest number.” But, say some of those of less patience now, the situation of the Black community is grim and getting worse by the day. More substantial action is needed from the president right now. Black unemployment remains stubbornly high countrywide, nearly doubling that of White Americans. The income gap between Whites and Blacks has skyrocketed from an already dismal divide. Black homeowners were disproportionally slammed during the housing crisis and are still subject to foreclosure and eviction actions twice as much as all other groups. At least one in 15 African American men languish in state or federal prison. African Americans represent more than 27 percent of those daily living below the poverty line, and the net worth of Black Americans has also tanked by more than 27 percent. And those are just the introductory horrors. Certainly, President Obama can justifiably claim the following in addressing those issues during his first term: 1—The settlement of the decade-long discrimination lawsuit against the federal department of agriculture by Black farmers for $1.25 billion. 2—President Obama’s Executive Order to provide $850 million in guaranteed monies, over 10 years, to Historically Black Colleges and

Greuel from OPED page 8 top elective office, but Greuel has her own varied and impressive laurels to rest upon were she so inclined— four years at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton Administration, seven years as City Councilwoman from the second district, and almost four years as city controller. Her claim of having identified $160 million in waste as city controller has been sharply contested by other mayoral candidates, but even half that amount would be an important savings for a city budget drenched in debt. Her experience outside government has lent strong substance to her campaign for mayor. Who on the Council has more varied governmental and business experience than she? Beside government, she worked in the corporate affairs department at DreamWorks SKG entertainment studio from 1997 to 2002, and in her earlier years for her own family’s small business. Greuel has proven herself as loyal, not only to the former mayor, but to his vision of fairness and inclusiveness. She has cultivated friendships in South Los Angeles as well as in other areas of the city. As a loyal and admiring former Bradley team member for so long, she has every right to use the Bradley name because of her longtime proven allegiance. The Black community is clearly divided in this election, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Universities (HBCUs). 3—The Affordable Care Act’s preventive medical screenings for diseases disproportionately affecting African Americans. 4—The Veteran’s Administration authorization of $140 billion, both to create jobs for veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars and, to treat post-traumatic stress disorder among men and women. 5—The bank settlement for $25 billion for discriminatory lending practices and relief of distressed mortgage holders. 6—The change in sentencing for crack versus powder cocaine, which has been 100 times higher for crack and has been a major factor in the huge increase in African American imprisonment. 7—The president’s and Justice Department’s strong defense of citizen voting rights, especially those based on the pre-clearance section of the Voting Rights Act. 8—The president’s advocacy of increased investments in public education with the “Race to the Top” policy, and his executive order creating the Educational Initiative to Help Black Youth Graduate, and more. But still, some of us ask, “Where is the real love?” From one lonely hand in the back comes this response, change Congress, people. Vote in 20 more Democrats and give the president an accepted and agreed-upon Black agenda, and then let’s see what he can do for us. Our love, after all, is a complicated thing.

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$10,000 reward in $ hit-and-run death h T Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is offering a $10,000 The rreward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person rresponsible for the hit-and-run incident that killed 26-year-old Keith Conception of Los Angeles, an aspiring teacher. On Friday, Feb. 15, C 2013, Conception was on the northbound 110 Harbor Freeway, south of 2 Florence Avenue in Los Angeles, at approximately 3:30 a.m. According F tto the California Highway Patrol, he had been in a minor traffic accident and was struck by another vehicle when he exited his car. a

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

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Wellness centers open ■ Youth and adults can be treated at Jordan, Fremont The Los Angeles Unified School District has opened two federally qualified health centers in the Southern part of the city including one in Watts at Jordan High and another at Fremont High. The Jordan High School Wellness Center is located at 10110 S. Juniper St. and healthcare will be provided by the Watts Healthcare Foundation. The

Fremont facility at 7821 S. Avalon Blvd. is staffed by UMMA (University Muslim Medical Association) Community Clinic employees. The centers are open to students who attend Jordan and Fremont as well as the feeder schools in the area, and to members of the community. The services provided will include preventive care, early screenings, physicals, vision and more. These centers will also be able connect youth and adults to federal and local health insurance programs.

Westchester High wins challenge A team of students from Westchester High School, shown above, was one of three finalists in the inaugural Aspen Challenge—launched by the Aspen Institute and the Bezos Family Foundation, in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The team consists of, from left to right: coach Veianca Millet, Mia Brumfield, Arielle Brumfield, Chelsea Arzu, Nick Davis, Isaiah Dunn, Jasmine Polee, Jordan Keligond and Ralston Galvez. The competition featured 20 teams—including students from Dorsey, Fairfax, Hamilton, Middle College High School, Washington Preparatory and West Adams Preparatory high schools—working over seven weeks to create solutions to some of the globe’s most challenging issues. Through a revolutionary urban farming style known as aquaponic farming, the Westchester team aims to grow food and cultivate fish. Taft and the Downtown Business Magnet High are the other finalists, and all three teams will win a full scholarship to present their innovative solutions at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colo., in late June. The Dorsey High Eco Club also finished in the top six.

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Assembly Bill 1257: strategies to maximize the benefits of natural gas ■ Abundant, affordable, clean, reliable SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON

Local students win Black engineers contest Two local students from Compton, pictured from left, Michael Simpson and Robert Butler III, as well as Breeland Abrams and Waldo Felix of Carson, led the California Academy of Math Science (CAMS) Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Team to a first-place finish at the National Amazing Race Math Edition Competition held in Indianapolis, Ind. during the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) spring conference. The goal of the NSBE’s Amazing Race program is to increase the math skills of Black students in preparation for standardized testing as well as success in college engineering and technology majors. In the fall, each team was given a series of assignments to complete in the months leading up to the NSBE national convention, and then at the confab were given other tasks to complete.

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The National Regulatory Research Institute’s October 2012 report, “The Role of Natural Gas in California’s Climate Policy,” stated: “As California transitions its energy infrastructure to one that is more environmentally friendly, natural gas holds promise as a fuel that can complement the state’s capand-trade program, energy-efficiency measures, and transition to renewables.” Natural gas is abundant, affordable, clean and reliable. Despite its many benefits, California lacks a long-term strategy to maximize natural gas use as part of its broader energy resource mix. More than 90 percent of homes in Southern California rely on natural gas for space and water heating. Hundreds of thousands of businesses trust natural gas to keep their operating costs low and to improve their competitiveness. And, as an alternative vehicle fuel, compressed natural gas is half the price and emits fewer greenhouse gases than diesel or gasoline. Nearly half of all the electricity consumed in the state is generated with cost-effective natural gas. It

will continue to have an important role, as the state adds more renewables resources, by providing reliable back-up power when the sun is not shining or the wind does not blow. Furthermore, natural gas, when combined with new equipment technologies, or with biogas, provides the opportunity to achieve zero- and near-zero emissions for a broad range of energy applications. AB 1257 will provide a much-needed road map to California’s sustainable energy future. The bill directs the California Energy Commission, by Jan. 1, 2015, and every four years thereafter, to prepare a report on how the state can best leverage natural gas as an energy resource. The report would identify strategies for using natural gas as a transportation fuel, determining the optimal role for natural gas-fired generation, optimizing natural gas as a flexible and efficient end-use energy source and taking the best advantage of natural gas as a low emission and renewable resource. AB 1257 will provide a clear and balanced natural gas policy, helping consumers and businesses save money, facilitating expansion of renewables and clean transportation, and playing a pivotal role in achieving the state’s Assembly Bill 32 emissions reductions goals.


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Congressional Art Competition open ■ Deadline is April 22

Eleventh graders Te’Ahnna Wallace, right, and Quron Clarks will dance in the premiere of a new performance piece, “Pacific Cinderella,” at the dedication ceremony for the new Los Angeles County High School for the Arts theater, May 2, on the campus of Cal State University, Los Angeles. The building will be named in honor of school co-founder Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson./Photo courtesy of Dana Wayne.

Ford seeks heroes ■ Unsung people and groups to be honored The Ford Freedom Unsung program is seeking

ordinary people and organizations doing extraordinary things in the African American community, and April 29 is the deadline to submit nominees for Southern California. The program honors those in Southern California who have made exceptional and impactful contributions in the region, and the categories include community, education, military, youth and organizations.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ office is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, and the deadline for submissions is Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m. This annual competition is open to all high school students who reside or attend school in the 43rd Congressional District and offers young people an opportunity to showcase their artistic talent and compete to have their submission displayed in the United States Capitol for a full year. Works in any medium including photography, water colors, collage, painting, mixed media, pen and ink as well as computer-generated art. Winners receive prizes and recognition. Third place receives $250, and the work will be exhibited for one year in the Congresswoman’s Los Angeles district office; second place earns $400, and the work will be exhibited for one year in Water’s Washington, D.C. office; and first place receives $650, and the work will be on view for a year in the U.S. Capitol building. Southwest Airlines will provide two tickets to the nation’s capital for the unveiling ceremony in June. A multi-ethnic panel of professional artists will judge the works submitted, and on May 2, an exhibit of all entries will be held at the Hawthorne Memorial Center in the Venus Room, 3901 W. El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne at 6 p.m. Entries may be dropped off or mailed to Congressman Waters’ Los Angeles Office, located at 10124 S. Broadway Suite 1, Los Angeles, CA 90003. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. The competition is open to high school students only. However, exceptions may be made for schools

The nominated unsung heroes must also reside in Southern California. Mail your selection to Najah Woods, One American Road-211 WHQ, Dearborn, MI 48126 or email it to nwoods18@ford.com. The local winners will be recognized June 19 at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

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that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus. Students will be required to adhere to the rules of the competition and will need to submit all artwork with a corresponding student release form. The form and all guidelines regarding the competition can be found on Congresswoman Waters’ website, www.waters.house.gov under “how can I help you.” For more information, please call (323) 757-8900.

Students learn the music business ■ BET, AEG offer educational program BY OW STAFF

A total of 40 students will be selected to participate in an AEG and BET Networks education initiative, Next Level, conducted in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum. Youth 16-18 years old will participate in a free, three-day educational and empowerment program for Los Angeles-area high school students who are interested in careers in the music industry during the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, June 28-30. Students will learn about careers in music including event production, music journalism, as well as the history and impact of African American culture in music. The BET Experience Youth Program begins on June 28 with a full day of educational activities at the GRAMMY Museum including a guided tour of the BET exhibit featuring Lifetime Achievement Award recipients curated especially for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE. They will also hear the first of several scheduled lectures over the course of the program. On June 29, students will have the opportunity to attend a Music Matters Showcase concert, a live taping of “106 & PARK” as well as engage in a Q & A with the show hosts. They will also attend a rehearsal of the BET Awards show. On June 30, BET Experience Youth Program attendees will attend the “SUNDAY BEST” concert featuring Kirk Franklin and Friends, visit the Genius Talk seminars and participate in a Fan Fest Educational Scavenger Hunt. To conclude the program, students will attend the BET Awards telecast. Eligible students may apply for the BET Experience Youth Program online at www.lalive.betexperienceyouthprogram.com. In addition to the online application, students are required to include a letter of recommendation from a teacher and write a one- to two-page essay on the history of African American music and its impact on their lives.

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Actor Quinton Aaron on a 31-state anti-bullying tour ■ Educating children and young teens on the subject

If you saw “The Blind Side,” which is the story of Michael Oher (offensive tackle of this year’s Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens), then you know that he was played by acting newbie Quinton Aaron. It’s hard to imagine that Aaron, who now stands 6 feet 8 inches, was ever bullied. And yet, as he revealed in a recent phone interview, “I was a skinny kid in those [nerdy]-looking glasses” who was regularly bullied. “Then it became verbal abuse . . . until I learned how to defend myself,” he added. Thus the impetus for The Quinton Aaron Foundation. Founded by Aaron in October 2012, the organization educates young children and teenagers about bullying and childhood obesity by bringing attention and awareness and offering support and solutions to these offenses. The soft-spoken giant of a man is determined to touch lives by sharing what he’s learned from his own experience as well as from teachers, administrators and parents. His own mother, he says, addressed his problem by showing up at his school, unannounced, to check on him—a tactic he strongly recommends to parents. The Quinton

Aaron Foundation also aims to fill the gap between despair and hope. As an avid bowler (his current handicap is 160), Aaron is on a traveling tour through 31 states and more than 75 cities to highlight the issues of bullying and childhood obesity via fun-filled bowling events, like the recent one at Pinz in Studio City. The young people there wasted no time in trying to best the big man at his game. Watching all this unfold, it’s easily apparent that Aaron spending quality time with bullied youth at bowling lanes has given these kids a needed boost, and that Aaron’s goals to touch and teach as many young people as possible on the tour is being met. Aaron and the kids who come out to these bowling events rarely take the time to commiserate about bullying, but Aaron says he did encounter a young man whose bullying was so profound that Aaron felt compelled to give him his personal contact information. And to girls like 14-year-old San Bernardino native Ashanti, his advice is no different than that he imparts to boys: “Ignore them, get your parents involved and move on!” The tour ends on June 27 with a welcome-back gala in Tampa, Fla., where the foundation is based. Beyond the tour, look for Aaron to kick off his next film project in May.

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of origin. “There are no boundaries anymore,” observes Chow. All of this preparedness, installed to the tune of easily hundreds of millions of dollars for a threat that, as of now has not materialized, is merely a testament to the success of terror’s ulterior motive—escalating our anxiety. Regardless of the rationale of the disaffected parties, America remains a potent symbol to rebel against.

preservation. The scared and frightened individuals were then in a killing zone where subsequent blasts caused maximum fatalities. Trump believes the key to the impact the Boston terror suspect or suspects wanted to achieve will remain unknown until more information is released to the media. An integral part of discovering this is the location of the devices that were deactivated before they could be exploded, possibly a result of user error on behalf of inexperienced terrorists or new technology the United States possesses.

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Here’s a look at African American people and issues making headlines throughout the country.

CALIFORNIA Old-school, Hip Hop radio station KDAY will be sold for $19.5 million to a media company with ties to China, according to Federal Communications Commission documents. The sale will be finalized after the close of escrow, according to the sales agreement that is on file with the FCC. KDAY-FM (93.5) is based out of Redondo Beach. KDEY-FM, which simulcast KDAY programming out of Ontario, is included in the sale. The stations are owned by Magic Broadcasting based in Florida. According to radio industry reports, the new owners plan to change the format of the two old school Hip Hop stations to Mandarin-language talk radio. *** The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is now accepting submissions for the 2013 festival, to be held Oct. 2-6, 2013. Regular feature, short, student and documentary film submissions, Project Stargazer submissions, and scripts for the Storyteller Competition will be accepted through June 16. The late deadline is July 8. All films submitted must have been completed after Sept. 1, 2012. HBFF will introduce a new competitive sidebar this year, Film Diaspora, to showcase independent films and filmmakers from the African Diaspora. Feature, short and documentary films submitted to compete in Film Diaspora must have been produced by filmmakers residing outside the U.S.—in Africa, the Caribbean, Central or Latin America.

COLORADO The Mountain Region Black Economic Summit has announced the eighth annual MRBES Success Summit & Expo to be held on May 31 and June 1 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The theme is “Inform, Inspire, Imagine!” The summit, which seeks to improve the economic standing of minority communities, is the only event of its kind in the mountain states. More than 750 people are expected to attend. The luncheon keynote speaker is Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D., an economist, author and founder of Last Word Productions Inc. The emcee is Denver Nuggets’ public address announcer, Kyle Speller.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The Arab American Institute Foundation honored Marian Wright Edelman and the Children’s Defense Fund with the Award for Institutional Excellence at the 15th annual Kahlil Gibran “Sprit of Humanity” Awards Gala. For 14 years, the Gibran awards have recognized individuals, organizations, and corporations whose work reflects the ideals of the great LebaneseAmerican poet by promoting inclusion, cooperation and greater understanding among people of diverse backgrounds. “For 40 years, the Children’s Defense Fund has been the nation’s strongest advocate for at-risk children and families,” said Arab American Institute President James Zogby. “Its tireless work has resulted in significant policy changes and programs for children, bringing about better access to healthcare, education, and proper nutrition. We couldn’t be more pleased to honor their vital and important work at Gibran.” *** The Liberty Counsel Action sent a letter to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives urging support for Rep. Doug Lamborn’s (R-Colo.) letter to John M. McHugh, secretary of the Army, calling on him to rescind, apologize, and investigate an Army Reserve training brief that labels Evangelical Christians and Catholics as religious extremists. “Make no mistake about it, religious freedom is under attack in this country,” said Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel Action. “The news of an Army Reserve training brief labeling Evangelical Christians and Catholics as ‘religious extremists,’ is insulting. To lump Evangelical Christians and Catholics in with Hamas, Al Qaeda, or the Ku Klux Klan is outrageous. Such false labeling is dangerous and unacceptable,” Staver said. Liberty Counsel Action is a 501(c)(4), nonprofit, grassroots lobbying organization advancing religious and civil liberties, the sanctity of human life, the family, limited and responsible government, national security and support for Israel.

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marker in honor of Dred Scott, a slave who is one of the five people credited with precipitating the Civil War that led to the end of end of slavery. The event was held at Route 58 and Buckhorn Quarter Road in Southampton County, to honor Scott near the place he was born and grew up. The area was once part of a plantation owned by Peter and Elizabeth Taylor Blow. Dred Scott’s original name was Sam Blow, and the ceremony also honored them. The Southampton County Historical Society selected the site, following five years of research in determining where Dred Scott was born. Researchers were able to learn that Scott’s mother, Hannah, lived on the Blow plantation in rural Virginia, where some residents to this day still fly the Confederate flag and refer to the Civil War as the war of northern aggression.

NATIONAL The NAACP launched a website www.naacp.org/pages/hotels providing advocacy tools aimed at improving hiring diversity and inclusion practices in the country’s leading hotels. The site features an interactive map highlighting diversity data for the top 100 tourism cities nationwide as well as an action guide for diversity advocacy. The site builds on the data provided in the NAACP’s Opportunity & Diversity Report Card released in November. “Hotels must reflect the communities they serve,” states Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP president and CEO. “The lodging industry has a notorious history of racial exclusion that must end now, if all American children are to have equal opportunity in 21st-century America.” *** Award-winning author and public speaker Lana Reid will debut her inspirational/motivational talk show “Don’t Box Me In” on TalkZone Internet Radio. Don’t Box Me In will air every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, starting April 24, 2013. Claudette Robinson, named the First Lady of Motown by Berry Gordy, is an original member of The Miracles, and the first woman signed to Motown. Having received the first gold record for Motown (“Shop Around”) participating in the Civil Rights Movement, and eventually having two “miracle babies” after facing many years of difficult pregnancies, Claudette will join Lana Reid as her very first guest to share her journey, including her faith in God’s daily “miracles.”

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On May 11, history will be written in the Ugandan town of Jinja, when the first African Ice Swimming Championship is arranged. Jinja residents received inspiration for ice swimming from the city of Skellefteå in Northern Sweden, where over the past two years the Swedish and Scandinavian Winter Swim championships have been arranged and hosted. “In order to succeed in implementing this spectacular event, we will fill a swimming pool with about 50 tons of ice,” says Jinja’s mayor, Mohammed Baswari Kezaala Al-Hajji. When the first Swedish Championship in winter swimming was conducted in Skellefteå in 2012, the air temperature was minus 34 degrees Celsius. However in Jinja, it is anticipated that temperature can be as high as plus 34 degrees Celsius (or around 80 degrees Fahrenheit) during the competition. However, organizers will attempt to get the water temperature down to plus 10 degrees Celsius. The Big Steve from England team together with the association of The Happy Friends of Cold and Darkness are coorganizers of the competition. The city of Jinja, the Metro Green company, and the Uganda Swimming Federation are also involved in organizing for the championship.

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Sigma Gamma Rho to host USA Swimming, health fair at conference ■ Hip Hop artist MC Lyte will be among speakers Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will hold its 61st western regional conference Friday, April 19, to Sunday, April 21, under the theme “Uniting Communities for Growth, Partnerships and Service.” The event will be held at the Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel at 3635 Fashion Way in Torrance. The community is invited to attend the free public meeting on Friday, April 19, 7:30 - 9 p.m., which will highlight the sorority’s activities around the world. Through Sigma Gamma Rho’s campaign with USA Swimming, 2004 Olympic silver medalist Maritza McClendon and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jessica Hardy will speak to promote swim safety,

New music season begins ■ Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory and Youth Orchestra The Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory (WWC) and youth orchestra begins its fourth year, serving youngsters from the South Los Angeles/Watts/Compton area. Beginners, intermediate and advanced students are welcome to participate in the program, and youth must be ages 7-18 to participate in the 10-week session. The cost is a $10 registration fee, and instruments are available for loan. April 18 is the final day to sign up for the new session. Enrollment applications available at The WattsWillowbrook Boys and Girls Club. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Watts-Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club (WWBGC), 1339 E. 120th St., Los Angeles. (323) 567-3957. The Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory was established in early 2010 in partnership with SAPPA (Scholarship Performance Preparatory Academy). The program is part of the Watts-Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club’s cultural arts strategy that creates opportunities for children who are challenged everyday by living in the most economically depressed area in Southern California. The structure of the conservatory was developed by Billy Mitchell, SAPPA executive director, Dr. Charles Dickerson, founder and director of the Inner-City Youth Orchestra, and Les Jones, executive director of the WWBGC. Participants attend one-hour classes after school at the clubhouse twice a week, where they learn to read music and play symphonic instruments that are provided at no cost. The program is parent driven, and the family support systems will allow the inner-city arts community to grow and operate at a competitive, consistent level. Contact Billy Mitchell of SAPPA at (626) 7938706 or sappaprograms@gmail.com.

especially for African American youth who have higher rates of drowning. McClendon was the first African American woman to place on a U.S. Olympic Swim Team. Youth are highly encouraged to attend. McClendon and Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer Hardy will sign autographs following the public meeting. Sigma Gamma Rho member Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer will share inspirational words and discuss her book. Health is one area the sorority targets. On Saturday, April 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. the public is also invited to attend the health fair and take advantage of the free information provided to better their health. Gamma Tau Sigma, Long Beach Alumnae Chapter, is the host chapter. For more information on the health fair, contact Evajuani Bynum at (916) 996-1830, or email her at sgrho_bynum1991@sbcglobal.net. For questions about the public meeting, contact Tiffany Hampton at (909) 600-8544 or tea_rhose1922@yahoo.com.

Keith Curry named CEO Keith Curry, Ed.D., who is currently the interim chief executive officer of the Compton Community College District, has been appointed to that position on a permanent basis by state Special Trustee Thomas Henry in consultation with El Camino College Superintendent/President Thomas Fallo. The fouryear contract was approved at the Compton College April 16 board of trustees meeting, and is effective July 1. Curry has been serving as the interim CEO since March 2011 and previous to that was the El Camino College Compton Center dean of student services beginning in 2006. Compton College was taken over by the state in 2004, and has been under the control of a series of special trustees since that time. The district’s board of trustees meet regularly but the special trustee makes all the final decisions at the two-year postsecondary campus.


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Women: power of purchasing ■ Expected to soon control two-thirds of U.S. consumer wealth BY CHERYL PEARSON-MCNEIL THE NIELSEN COMPANY

Depending on the day, what you’re reading or who you’re listening to, the economy is either still in the tank, in recovery, getting worse or is on the upswing. Whatever the fluctuating state of the American economy, money is being spent. And, guess what, ladies? The economic oil that keeps the wheels and workings of our world turning is largely controlled by us. Want to know just how much purchasing power we pack in our purses? Any guesses? Well, if you guessed between $5 and $15 trillion, you were correct. This is the collective annual estimated purchasing power range of women in America, which is more than the GNP of dozens of small countries. Do you know what that means? An eye-opening report from Fleishman-Hillard Inc., a global, full-service public relations agency, tells us that women will be in control of two-thirds of the consumer wealth in this country within the next 10 years. No matter what economic position any of us find ourselves in right now, I want us all to feel an integral part of the whole . . . feel your power. Just think how far we’ve come. Women couldn’t even vote before 1920 (of course, for those of us who are Black, that right came some decades later), and now we control most of the purchasing decisions in our households. Whether it’s groceries, new clothes, a new sofa, a car or even a new house, it’s usually our (final) call. We appreciate their input, but we all know how challenging it can be to persuade the men in our lives to accompany us shopping—and the numbers bear that out. Women do most of the shopping, or have a major say in it. However, we must give credit where

credit is due. Nielsen research indicates that men are stepping up. In fact, the number of shopping trips we make has actually decreased in most shopping channels between 2004 and 2012. With men, their average number of shopping trips has increased during that time, except for grocery and drugstores. Take a look at how the sexes stack up with the average number of shopping trips between 2004 and 2012 across all the many shopping outlets available to us: Women (2004) Dollar stores Mass merchandisers Super stores Drugstores Grocery stores Warehouse clubs Convenience stores/gas

75 74 70 66 63 63 46

Women (2012) 72 72 69 68 63 61 43

Men (2004) Dollar stores Mass merchandisers Super stores Drugstores Grocery stores Warehouse clubs Convenience stores/gas

25 26 30 34 37 37 54

Men (2012) 28 28 31 32 37 39 57

There is another critical component for manufacturers and marketers to keep in mind when examining consumer needs and creating new advertising and outreach strategies. Women also outspend men $14.31 per trip at the supercenters and $10.32 per trip to the grocery store. Advertisers should also pay attention to how much content we consume. In 2012, women over 18 spent more time watching videos on all the platforms available than men did. On average, we viewed a little more than 191 hours of video each month, which is up from 184 hours in 2011. Men spent over 18 spent almost 175 hours a month watching videos, compared to 170 hours the previous year. The bottom line is this: whatever you or I do as consumers, how we shop and how we watch our favorite shows and other content, contributes to the whole. We hold the power. Cheryl Pearson-McNeil is senior vice president of public affairs and government relations for Nielsen. For more information and studies go to www.nielsenwire.com.

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Homeless: surviving on the street ■ Terrorized while I slept BY GAIL CHOICE OW CONTRIBUTOR

By September 2012, I had been living on the street consistently for a number of days. I called it my “vampire syndrome”—up all night, sleeping during the day and only staying in someone’s home if they invited me in. There was no time for self-pity, because once down that road suicidal thoughts are just around the corner. When I found myself leaning in that direction, I immediately thought about God’s goodness, and looked at the big picture: I had my health, I was working, and God had put some really good people in my life who fed me well, housed me when I really needed it, and simply loved me for who I was without judgment. From my church members stuffing money in my hand and pockets to the kindness of strangers who worked in stores and restaurants, I knew God had assigned his angels to protect me. While attempting to sleep during the day at my storage facility a couple of homeless women befriended me. I was amazed at how well they adapted to being homeless. One lady opted to be homeless because it was less stress than dealing with her family. Another lady told me her friend had convinced her to move to L.A. to go to school and that she could stay with her. But the woman mistreated her badly, and because she didn’t know anyone else she was forced to live on the streets. Both of these women were in their early 60s; they worked, had nursing degrees and were going to school to advance their careers. They invited me to sleep in the area where they all slept in a small business parking lot, and gave me the ends and outs about life on the street. I was already armed with a laptop, car, work and some money,

and so as far as they were concerned I had it made. They suggested that I get a gym membership in order to take showers and told me of cheap places to eat. For a while life on the street was bearable. I was part of a small, caring community, no longer did I have to avoid eye contact with strangers or be afraid that someone would try to solicit me for prostitution. Just when I was settling into my new lifestyle I got the fright of my life, as I mentioned last week. A White male decided he would terrorize me as I slept in my car. It was straight out of a horror movie as far as I was concerned. This particular night he parked behind me and shined his bright lights on me for a long period of time and blasted his music. He then parked next to me where he could look down into my car; he then got out and stood by the passenger side of my car. Through all of this I was lying in my car with my seat pulled back and covered myself with a blanket. It was important to me that I not have eye to eye contact with him. After about 20 minutes I heard him drive away. I stayed still for another 10 minutes before I dared to look. And just like in a horror movie, as I slowly raised my head and looked out my window, there his big red truck sat next to me, lights off, and him starring dead into my eyes. I freaked. I started my car and got out of there attempting to drive to a police station, but I pulled to the curb and yelled out, “God I do not believe this is Your Will for me. Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. I refuse to believe this is Your plan for my life.” I thought about the fact that I just accepted what was happening to me and I was adapting to it. A light went off in my head, my “Hallelujah Moment.” It said “Girl, you better ask God for what you want and need, and trust that He will deliver you.” I told myself I was a child of God and I didn’t have to live like this. From that eventful night, my life started to change for the better.

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Hollywood by Choice ■ Super heroes: an attorney and a count BY GAIL CHOICE OW CONTRIBUTOR

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associates involved with the case, and Marshall had endured continual threats that he would be next. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader, setting his rich and driving narrative against the heroic backdrop of a case that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson called “one of the best examples of one of the worst menaces to American justice.” Tom Reiss’ “The Black Count” (Crown) won in

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ruled Lake County with murderous resolve. When a White 17-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, McCall was fast on the trail of four young Blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves beyond the citrus groves. By day’s end, the Ku Klux Klan had rolled into town, burning the homes of Blacks to the ground and chasing hundreds into the swamps, hellbent on lynching the young men who came to be known as “the Groveland Boys.” And so began the chain of events that would bring Thurgood Marshall, the man known as “Mr. Civil Rights,” into the deadly fray. Associates thought it was suicidal for him to wade into the “Florida Terror” at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight—not after the Klan had murdered Harry T. Moore, one of Marshall’s NAACP

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The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday, April 15, by the Pulitzer Prize board at a ceremony at Columbia University. The nonfiction accounts of two heroes of African descent emerged: Thomas-Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, born in 1762 in the Caribbean French sugar colony of Saint-Domingue on the island of Hispaniola (the place of his birth now lies in Haiti, which shares the island), and famed civil rights attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. “Devil in the Grove” (Harper) by Gilbert King won in general nonfiction. The book tells the story of how Thurgood Marshall, who would become the first African American Supreme Court justice, got involved in a case in 1949 involving four Black men falsely accused of rape. In 1949, Florida’s orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor. To maintain order and profits, they turned to Willis V. McCall, a violent sheriff who

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APRIL 19 PLAY. Chromolume Theatre will host a production of “Do Lord Remember Me.” The memories of ex-slaves, recorded during interviews in the 1930s, constitute the raw material of Do Lord Remember Me. Chromolume Theatre at the Attic is located at 5429 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. with showings every Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm until May 19. Tickets are $25, with discounts for students and seniors ($22) and children ($20), and may be purchased online at www.crtheatre.com.

APRIL 20 BOXING FUNDRAISER. A capital campaign kicks off with an event to raise funds for the renovation and expansion of the Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., Pasadena. The campaign’s goal is to raise $1.2 million for the boxing and fitness center. The event features a dinner and celebrity boxing match. For more info: (562) 587-9525. TOWNHALL. Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer will participate in a townhall meeting hosted by the Community Coalition, 8101 S. Vermont Ave., L.A., beginning at 1pm. Jones-Sawyer will share his vision and legislative priorities and hear from the community about their concerns. For more info: (323) 750-9087.

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PHOTO SESSION. Glamour, Fashions, Styles Camera Photo Session will be held by National Council of Negro Women Inc. 3720 W. 54th St., L.A. from 10am -7pm. Come as you are and be transformed into stylish fashion models. Makeup done by Industry Cosmetics Artists with accessories provided. Delivery of photo is a one week turnaround. Affordable photos to enjoy for a lifetime. A delightful day of beauty, shopping, refreshments, raffling off gifts and getting to know more about NCNW’s many projects. To schedule your photo sitting, call (323) 3014697 or (562) 200-9235. For more info visit www.ncnw.org.

APRIL 23 BUSINESS WORKSHOP. Learn details about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Community Finance Resource Center, 4060 S. Figueroa St., L.A. from 810am. Breakfast will be provided. This is a great opportunity to

When & Where | Book Reviews | Food biography or autobiography. The Pulitzer jury called the book about the reallife inspiration for the Count of Monte Cristo “a compelling story of a forgotten swashbuckling hero.” The entire world has read such wonderful books as “The Three Musketeers,” and “The Count of Monte Cristo,” and if you’ve never read these book, surely you’ve seen countless movies about heroic fighters. But not many readers know these French heroic tales were written by a Black man called simply Alexandre Dumas (African and European origins), and even fewer know these stories of courage, honor, and gallantry were based on the life of Dumas’ father, Alex Dumas (changed his name and took his mother’s last name Dumas), also a Black man. Here we find a figure made for fiction himself— son of an enslaved woman and a dashing cavalier, a hero of the French Revolution, a warrior who singlehandedly turned the tide of battle at critical moments for France, an officer and French general, who by his enemies was known as the ‘black devil,’ was the highest-ranking and possibly most famous Black man of his era in Europe . . . and peer of a rising military figure named Napoleon Bonaparte. And finally, within his own lifetime, a forgotten man. It would be interesting to see if Hollywood would ever dare to tell the Dumas stories in the spirit in which they were written—for and about his father. Check out these two amazing books, I know I will. Gail can be reached at gail@hollywoodbychoice.com

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APRIL 25 MEETING. The Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project Community Leadership Council (CLC) quarterly meeting will be held from 6-8pm at the People’s Independent Church of Christ, 5850 West Blvd., L.A. BUSINESS WORKSHOP. Business 101: Introduction to Business will be taught from 10am-12pm at ITT Technical Institute, 6101 W. Centinela Ave., Suite 180, Culver City. Introduction to Business 101 will give you the necessary steps, resources and tools to get your business started. Free. For info: (661) 621-4080.

APRIL 27 WRITING CONFERENCE. Black Writers On Tour 2013 writing conference will be held at the Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson Ave., Carson, from 9am-6pm. The tour will include writing classes for children, a Poetry Jam Competition, Let the Elders Speak Forum, and 100 Authors on Exhibit. Free. For info (323)750-3592 or visit www.blackwritersontour.com. LUNCHEON TEA. Knox Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Ministry holds its fourth annual “Hats Off to Friends” Luncheon Tea on in the church fellowship hall at 5840 La Tijera Blvd. L.A. at 11:30am. Friends are encouraged to wear their favorite hat to this elegant, catered event. Clarissa Davis-Ragland, wife of Pastor Reginald Ragland is the guest speaker. Tickets are a donation of $30 and can be purchased by calling (323) 384-5104. WOMEN’S SEMINAR. Beverly “Bam” Crawford, D.D., and The Company International returns to Long Beach for a one-day Women’s Empowerment Seminar “Loving Me First to Renew, Replenish and Restore” at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Long Beach, 200 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, from 9am-4pm. Tickets are $60 each. (310) 865-1907.

APRIL 28 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. See our complete calendar listings at ourweekly.com/thisweek-in-la and ourweekly.com/when-and-where-in-la. To submit your calendar listing e-mail owcalendar@ourweekly.com two weeks prior to event.


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S/ Christian Saavedra 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 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 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2464072# OUR WEEKLY

ENCLOSED IN A SEALED ENVELOPE IDENTIFIED AS RFP NO. P13-03 ON THE ENVELOPE, 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 PROPOSAL ON THE SEALED ENVELOPE MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF THE PROPOSAL.

HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article III, Chapter 1, Section 3101.6(s), Regulations for Temporary Stands, of the Carson Municipal Code is hereby amended to read, in its entirety, as follows: “Section 3101.6 Regulations for Temporary Stands. (s)The licensee shall not pay more than ten percent (10%) of the gross sales from the previous season for that location or five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), whichever is less, for the rental payment for the location to the fireworks wholesaler.” Section 2. All other provisions within the Carson Municipal Code for the operation of fireworks stands remain unchanged unless herein modified. Section 3. If any subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of any court of any competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The City Council hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance, and each and every section, subsection, sentence, clause, and phrase thereof not declared invalid or unconstitutional without regard to whether any portion of the ordinance would be subsequently declared invalid or unconstitutional. Section 4.The City Clerk shall certify to the passage and adoption of this ordinance, and shall make a minute of the passage and adoption thereof in the records of and the proceedings of the City Council at which the same is passed and adopted. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect thirty (30) days after its final passage and adoption, and within fifteen (15) days after its final passage, the City Clerk shall cause it to be published in a newspaper of general circulation and shall post the same at the City Hall, the Civic Center building and the United States Post Office, Carson Branch.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013060440 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Authenticity Movement, 2. N o rma Hollis Companies, 630 W. Queen St. #10, I n g l e w o o d , C A 9 0 3 0 1, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Norma Thompson Hollis, Inc., CA., 630 W. Queen St. #10, Inglewood, CA 90301 This business is conducted by a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/13 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013063006 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: T h a p ro b a n , 9 9 5 0 P a l m Canyon Drive, Corona, CA 92883, County of Riverside. Registered owner(s): Chamara D. Kolamba, 9950 Palm Canyon Drive, Corona, CA 92883. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 03/29/2013. 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/ Chamara D. Kolamba Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 29, 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 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/13 CNS-2467481# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 055911 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: B roadway Audio Customs, 5918 S. Broadway St., Los Angeles, CA 90003, County of Los Angeles.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2013055848 Current File No.: 2013033617 Date Filed: February 19, 2013. 59th Customs, 5918 S. B ro a d w a y S t re e t , L o s Angeles, CA 90003. Registered Owner(s): Gessey S. Gonzalez, 5918 S. Broadway Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003. Business was conducted by: an individual. 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/ Gessey S. Gonzalez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on March 20, 2013. 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/13 CNS-2466848# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 041136 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AJ’s Party Rentals, 638 W. 99th St., Los Angeles CA 90044 Registered owner(s): Christian Saavedra, 638 W. 99th St., Los Angeles CA 90044 Noe A. Ordonez, 638 W. 99th St., Los Angeles CA 90044 This business is conducted by a Married Couple 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.)

GOVERNMENT CITY OF CARSON 701 E. CARSON STREET CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP NO. P13-03

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN T H AT T H EPurchasing Manager of the City of Carson will receive formal proposals for:

OVERHEAD COST ALLOCATION PLAN AS DESCRIBED BY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NO. P13-03

EACH PROSOSAL MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH SIX BOUND COPIES AND ONE UNBOUND COPY, ON THE FORMS AVAILABLE ON THE CITY OF CARSON’S WEBSITE UNDER BIDDING OPPORTUNITIES, PURCHASING D E PA RTMENT BIDS, AND

PROPOSALS RECEIVED AT 5:00 P.M. OR AFTER 5:00 P.M. WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE. It is the policy of the City of Carson to reject any proposal that is received late. Such proposal may be returned unopened.

If you have any questions regarding this proposal, please contact Jacquelyn Acosta, Director of Administrative Services at (310) 952-1700, extension 1200, or Trinidad Catbagan, Finance Officer, at (310) 952-1746. D ATED THIS 16 t h D AY OF APRIL 2013

CITY OF CARSON RUTH RODRIGUEZ ACTING PURCHASING MANAGER 4/18/13 CNS-2473801# OUR WEEKLY ORDINANCE NO. 13-1512 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE CARSON MUNICIPA L CODE, A RT I C L E III, CHAPTER 1, SECTION 3101.6 REGARDING R E G U L AT I O N S FOR TEMPORARY STANDS NOW THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, DOES

PASSED, APPROVED, and A D O P T E D this 6 th day of March, 2013.

Mayor Jim Dear

ATTEST:

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

City Attorney 4/18/13 CNS-2473733# OUR WEEKLY CITY OF CARSON 701 EAST CARSON STREET CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745

NOTICE INVITING BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN T H AT THE Purchasing Manager of the City of Carson will receive sealed bids for:

O N E P B L O A D E R PAT C H TRUCK ON 2012 INTERNATIONAL CHASSIS MODEL 4300 M7 SBA 4X2, AS DESCRIBED BY CITY OF CARSON BID SPECIFICATION NO. B13-02

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._B13-02_ON THE ENVELOPE, 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 2nd day of May, 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 073838 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: The Production Company (TPC), 515 Ridgewood Lane, Pasadena CA 91103, County of LA, 37175 LaBrea Avenue, #159, Los Angeles, CA 90016 Registered owner(s): Ursaline Bryant, 515 Ridgewood Lane, Pasadena CA 91103 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/31/13 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.) S/ Ursaline Bryant, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 11, 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013068659 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: At Your Leisure Cleaning, 25400 Oak St #16, Lomita, CA 90717, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Monique Wheeler, 25400 Oak St #16, Lomita, CA 90717 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/ Monique Wheeler, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 05, 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 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/13 CNS-2471707# OUR WEEKLY

Each proposal must be submitted with six (6) bound copies and one (1) unbound copy to the office of the City Clerk at 701 E. Carson Street, Carson, California, 90745, before 5:00 p.m. on the 2nd day of May 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 proposals as the Purchasing Manager/City Council may deem wise in her/its discretion.

City Clerk Donesia L. Gause, CMC

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 071312 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: L A O ff i c e F u rn i t u re, 7625 C re n s h a w Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90043, County of LA. Registered owner(s): Frank R. Denkins, 3810 Olmsted Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008. 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/ Frank R. Denkins, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 9, 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 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/13 CNS-2474256# OUR WEEKLY

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 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/13 CNS-2473363# OUR WEEKLY

April 18 - April 24, 2013

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LEGAL NOTICES 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 will be returned unopened.

If you have any questions regarding this bid, please contact Martha Orozco, Buyer, at (310) 952-1758, ext. 1234.

DATED: THIS 16TH DAY OF APRIL 2013

CITY OF CARSON

RUTH RODRIGUEZ A/PURCHASING MANAGER 4/18/13 CNS-2473708# OUR WEEKLY-

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PROBATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DORIS NORD HALL AKA DORIS W. NORD, DORIS P. NORD, DORIS P. PENDERGRASS CASE NO. BP140368 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of DORIS NORD HALL AKA DORIS W. NORD, DORIS P. NORD, DORIS P. PENDERGRASS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JASON CHRISTOPHER HAGAN in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JASON CHRISTOPHER HAGAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/29/13 at 8:30AM in Dept. 9 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the

0010 LEGAL NOTICES hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the Califor nia Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner TODD A.JAMES - SBN #196873 THE JAMES LAW GROUP, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION 18101 VON KARMAN AVE. STE 300 IRVINE CA 92612 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/13 CNS-2472749# OUR WEEKLY

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 April 25, 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 2:40 pm Holden, Keyaira B. Ortega, Rebecca M. Jeter, Dedrick Dupree, Trent S. Dairy-Peete, Glenda L. Dominguez, David Brooks, Williannetta Elkins, Deanna E. Miller, Erma J. Miller, Erma J. Dugan, Sean Lopez, Adrian J. Bidinger, Keith W. Mendoza Espinal, Amoldo All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this, 11th of April and 18th of April 2013 by 710 Del Amo Self Storage, 20321 Susanna Road Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221 (310) 763-8800 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2469382#

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TRUSTEE SALES APN: 7308-011-028 TS No: CA05001826-12-1 TO No: 7110447 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED February 22, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 21, 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 February 27, 2008 as Instrument No. 20080334688 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by JENIFER DARLEY, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB 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: 2611 EAST JACKSON 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. 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 $390,466.75 (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

0010 LEGAL NOTICES 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, CA05001826-12-1. 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: April 12, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA05001826-12-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 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. P1033447 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2013 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/13 CNS-2472742# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015010725 Title Order No.: 100639874 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/01/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/10/2004 as Instrument No. 04 1490303 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: RIZAL S. MARTIN AND GENARA-SUSAN A. MARTIN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH

0010 LEGAL NOTICES 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: 05/08/2013 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22838 SERRA DRIVE, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7329-023-192 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $426,494.22. 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 714730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20100015010725. 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: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA

0010 LEGAL NOTICES 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.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: 04/10/2013 A-4377446 04/18/2013, 04/25/2013, 05/02/2013 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/13 CNS-2471782# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 250258CA Loan No. 1022989533 Title Order No. 817875 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-22-2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0509-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-30-2005, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 05 2362367, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: RICARDO M SAMONTE, A MARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the

0010 LEGAL NOTICES day of sale. Place of Sale: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA Legal Description: PARCEL 1: AN UNDIVIDED 1/28TH INTEREST IN AND TO LOTS 2 AND 3 OF TRACT NO. 50832, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1215 PAGES 12 AND 13 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM UNITS 1 THROUGH 28, INCLUSIVE, AS SHOWN AND DEFINED UPON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED DECEMBER 28, 2004 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 04-3360600, OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY. RESERVING THEREFROM EXCLUSIVE USE COMMON AREA EASEMENTS FOR DECKS, DESIGNATED AS ‘’C’’ AND ‘’D’’, AND PARKING, DESIGNATED AS ‘’P’’, IN, OVER, ACROSS, AND THROUGH THOSE PORTIONS OF THE COMMON AREA AS SHOWN ON THE ABOVE REFERRED TO CONDOMINIUM PLAN. PARCEL 2: UNIT 19 AS SHOWN AND DEFINED UPON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN REFERRED TO IN PARCEL 1 ABOVE. PARCEL 3: AN EXCLUSIVE USE COMMON AREA EASEMENT FOR ALL USES AND PURPOSES OF A DECK, TO BE APPURTENANT TO PARCELS 1 AND 2, IN, OVER, ACROSS AND THROUGH THAT PORTIONS OF THE COMMON AREA DESIGNATED AND DELINEATED AS ‘’C’’ AND ‘’D’’, OVER THE CORRESPONDINGLY NUMBERED UNIT REFERRED TO IN PARCEL 2 ABOVE, ON THE ABOVE REFERRED TO CONDOMINIUM PLAN. PARCEL 4: AN EXCLUSIVE USE COMMON AREA EASEMENT FOR ALL USES AND PURPOSES OF A PARKING SPACE, TO BE APPURTENANT TO PARCELS 1 AND 2 ABOVE, IN, OVER, ACROSS AND THROUGH THAT PORTION OF THE COMMON AREA DESIGNATED AS ‘’P’’. CONSISTING OF P33 AND P34, AS SHOWN AND DEFINED ON SAID CONDOMINIUM PLAN. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $296,688.36 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1215 E CARSON STREET # 19 CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7327-

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0010 LEGAL NOTICES 005-094 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 04-16-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800280-2832 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


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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 714573-1965 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 20110159902316. 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: 04/10/2013 P1032794 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2013 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/13 CNS-2471533# OUR WEEKLY

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: 05/01/2013 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: 633 E REALTY ST, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7404-015-065 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 $477,562.09. 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 916939-0772 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 20100033500460. 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 957629334 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: 04/10/2013 NPP0215582 OUR WEEKLY 04/11/2013, 04/18/2013, 04/25/2013 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/13 CNS-2471015# OUR WEEKLY

PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800542-2550 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.rtrustee.com. using the file number assigned to this case. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 4/4/2013 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: AGENCY SALES AND POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 730-2727 or http://www.rtrustee.com A4377403 04/11/2013, 04/18/2013, 04/25/2013 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/13 CNS-2470362# OUR WEEKLY

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: 407 EAST 228 STREET, CARSON, CA, 90745. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $521,520.30. 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 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0077927. 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: 12/21/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale

Trustee Sale No. 251452CA Loan No. 1023655828 Title Order No. 857502 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04-19-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0509-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-28-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06-0939558, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: EDGARDO O. TANTOCO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AND MARIA TERESA T. NAVARRA, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, HOMEWIDE LENDING, CORP., IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated

Trustee Sale No. : 20110159902316 Title Order No.: 100743563 FHA/VA/PMI No.: 0 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/18/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/27/2007 as Instrument No. 20071540397 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ELSA L ORTEGA AND CAROLINA ORTEGA 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: 05/10/2013 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: 1426 EAST 215TH PLACE, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7326-020-021 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 $441,073.17. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a

Trustee Sale No. : 20100033500460 Title Order No.: 100326556 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/23/2007. 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. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/05/2007 as Instrument No. 20070249170 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: IRINEO N LAZARTE AND MARIA ALINA LAZARTE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA114164 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/31/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 2, 2013, at 11:00 AM, BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, in the City of POMONA, County of LOS ANGELES, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by GRACE A. NOUSSIAS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustors, recorded on 8/7/2006, as Instrument No. 06-1736958, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 7332-025-024 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 22118 GARSTON AVENUE, CARSON, CA 90745. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $333,488.56. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0077927 Doc ID #00010067293022005N Title Order No. 12-0139202 Investor/Insurer No. 6559687055 APN No. 7333016-014 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GERARDO H.GUIA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AND GUILLERMO, H. GUIA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AS JOINT TENANTS., dated 07/17/2006 and recorded 7/25/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1640651, 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 05/09/2013 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said

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LEGAL NOTICES date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1032148 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2013 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/13 CNS-2471535# OUR WEEKLY

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LEGAL NOTICES 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: THAT PORTION OF LOTS 9 AND 10 OF TRACT 27074, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 693, PAGES 5 AND 6 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, LYING NORTHWESTERLY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE AND ITS PROLONGATION. BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE CURVED SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 10 THAT IS DISTANT SOUTHEASTERLY THEREON 2.80 FEET FROM THE MOST WESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 10; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY IN A DIRECT LINE TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 9, THAT IS DISTANT THEREON SOUTH 89°50`34’’ WEST 24.20 FEET FROM THE MOST EASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 9. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $513,429.70 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 351 EAST JAVELIN STREET CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7334009-043 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 04-11-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800280-2832 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

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LEGAL NOTICES lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1031813 4/18, 4/25, 05/02/2013 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/13 CNS-2471536# OUR WEEKLY

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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. A4377007 04/11/2013, 04/18/2013, 04/25/2013 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/13 CNS-2470044# OUR WEEKLY

MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 10/01/2005 and recorded 10/12/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2454721, 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 05/23/2013 at 09:00 AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650,Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1523 EAST HELMICK STREET, CARSON, CA 90746. The undersigned Trustee disclaims

any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $431,479.34. 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 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0060767. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A-4376603 04/11/2013, 04/18/2013, 04/25/2013 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/13 CNS-2469445# OUR WEEKLY

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: ARCHIEVAL H GIRON, A SINGLE MAN Recorded 01/06/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0032904 in Book XX , page XX Loan Modification 05/21/2010 as Instrument No. 20100700814, in Book XX , Page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: 05/06/2013 at 11:00 A.M. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Property Address is purported to be: 424 WEST 231ST STREET CARSON, CA 90745 APN #: 7363-004-012 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 $438,085.21. 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 714730-2727 or visit this www.lpsasap.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: 04/04/2013 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Reinstatement and Payoff Requests: 800.665.3932 Ileanna Petersen, Authorized Signatory Sale Info Website: www.lpsasap.com Automated Sales Line: 714-730-2727 Reinstatement and Payoff Requests: (800)-665-3932 THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A-

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the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1374651-31. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: April 02, 2013. (R-428653 04/18/13, 04/25/13, 05/02/13) 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/13 CNS-2468852# OUR WEEKLY

County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: IMELDA DE LA CRUZ, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLD AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, 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) 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 described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 7341-001-048 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22123 FIGUEROA STREET #114, 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, 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 $379,394.37. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0060767 Title Order No. 12-0107875 APN No. 7320-022-025 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/01/2005. 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 LOURDES GUTIERREZ, A

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Loan Number: 0713914235 Trustee Sale Number: CA1200056353 APN: 7363004-012 Title Order No. 120193096-CA-MSI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/27/2005. 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. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1374651-31 APN: 7319-008-011 TRA: 3837 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6134 REF: Anderson, James A IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 21, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 08, 2013, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 29, 2006, as Inst. No. 20062895587 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by James A anderson, 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: 17539 Amantha Ave Carson CA 90746-1605 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: $380,597.16. 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

TSG No.: 7535174 TS No.: CA1200249492 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 7341-001-048 Property Address: 22123 FIGUEROA STREET #114 CARSON, CA 90745 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/05/2007. 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 04/24/2013 at 10:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 04/13/2007, as Instrument No. 20070888911, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the


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0010 LEGAL NOTICES 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 916939-0772 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 20100169810830. 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 957629334 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: 03/27/2013 NPP0215198 OUR WEEKLY 04/04/2013, 04/11/2013, 04/18/2013 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2466123# OUR WEEKLY

Trustee Sale No. : 20120187409651 Title Order No.: 120390703 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/24/2010. 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. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER & WEISS, LLP, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/09/2010 as Instrument No. 20101818749 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: DAVID M ARDILLA, 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: 04/24/2013 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

Trustee Sale No. : 20100169810830 Title Order No.: 100506379 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/02/2005. 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, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/15/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2749943 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JOBEL J. BERNARDO AND YOLANDA C. BERNARDO, 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: 04/24/2013 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: 306 MONTEREY DRIVE, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7406-046-091 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 $538,052.73. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 7338-027-034 TS No: CA09003882-12-1 TO No: 5910158 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 2, 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 February 1, 2007 as Instrument No. 20070218674 and that said Deed of Trust was modified by Modification Agreement recorded on August 24, 2011 as Instrument Number 20111143086 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by ESTHER D. WELLS-TAYLOR, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor(s), in favor of DOVE CAPITAL CORPORATION 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 25 OF TRACT NO. 25408, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 704 PAGES 51 TO 57, INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPTING FROM SAID LAND ALL UNDERLYING WATER, MINERALS, OIL AND OTHER HYDROCARBON

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LEGAL NOTICES property described above is purported to be: 21817 FIGUEROA ST UNIT 6, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7343-020-083 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 $195,088.91. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale , and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. 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 916939-0772 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 20120187409651. 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 957629334 916-939-0772 www.nationwideposting.com BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER & WEISS, LLP IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY

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LEGAL NOTICES 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)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwidepostin g.com/propertySearchTerms.as px, using the file number assigned to this case CA1200249492 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. 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. First American Title Insurance Company First American Title Insurance Company 3 FIRST AMERICAN WAY SANTA ANA, CA 92707 Date: FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.NPP0215192 OUR WEEKLY 04/04/2013, 04/11/2013, 04/18/2013 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2467345# OUR WEEKLY

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LEGAL NOTICES SUBSTANCES WITHOUT, HOWEVER, THE RIGHT OF ENTRY ON THE SURFACE OF THE LAND FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF BUT WITH THE RIGHT TO PRODUCE ANY OF THE SAME FROM ANY PORTION OF THE PROPERTY WHICH IS 100 FEET OR MORE BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE AND ALSO WITH THE RIGHT TO DRILL UNDER OR THROUGH THE PROPERTY AT ANY POINT OR POINTS 100 FEET OR MORE BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE FOR THE PRODUCTION OR TRANSPORTATION OF THE SAME, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM DOMINGUEZ ESTATE COMPANY, RECORDED JUNE 12, 1953 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 5863, IN BOOK D- 2064 PAGE 668 OFFICIAL RECORDS. 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: 18425 MILMORE 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 $497,936.34 (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

0010 LEGAL NOTICES 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, CA09003882-12-1. 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 27, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09003882-12-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT

0010 LEGAL NOTICES 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. A-4374369 04/04/2013, 04/11/2013, 04/18/2013 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2465737# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 248743CA Loan No. 0023516107 Title Order No. 756366 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04-25-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-29-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 1434090, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: BYRON MEJIA AND LEE ANNE MEJIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, RESMAE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or

0010 LEGAL NOTICES warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA Legal Description: LOT 184 OF TRACT NO 11468, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 254, PAGES 1 TO 4 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $461,471.37 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 412 EAST 237TH STREET CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7329-040-019 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 03-28-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-7302727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-5731965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks

0010 LEGAL NOTICES involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1028310 4/4, 4/11, 04/18/2013 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2463900# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1373374-27 APN: 6126-021-017 TRA: 01050 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4338 REF: Willis, Willie Pearl IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY

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0010 LEGAL NOTICES OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED July 18, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 24, 2013, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 25, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 1639580 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Willie Pearl Willis, An Unmarried Woman, 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: 17224 Ambler Avenue Carson CA 90746 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $247,548.58. 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

0010 LEGAL NOTICES the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1373374-27. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 22, 2013. (R-427977 04/04/13, 04/11/13, 04/18/13) 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2463273# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-459708-AB Order No.: 5700655 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): CHRIS ORAGUZIE AND REGINA ORAGUZIE HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/1/2007 as Instrument No. 20070445170 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 4/25/2013 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: $917,766.47 The purported property address is: 20030 RADLETT AVENUE, CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7380014-011 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

0010 LEGAL NOTICES lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-11-459708-AB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-11459708-AB IDSPub #0048112 4/4/2013 4/11/2013 4/18/2013 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2463137# OUR WEEKLY


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LEGAL NOTICES SUBSTANCES WITHOUT, HOWEVER, THE RIGHT OF ENTRY ON THE SURFACE OF THE LAND FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF BUT WITH THE RIGHT TO PRODUCE ANY OF THE SAME FROM ANY PORTION OF THE PROPERTY WHICH IS 100 FEET OR MORE BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE AND ALSO WITH THE RIGHT TO DRILL UNDER OR THROUGH THE PROPERTY AT ANY POINT OR POINTS 100 FEET OR MORE BELOW THE GROUND SURFACE FOR THE PRODUCTION OR TRANSPORTATION OF THE SAME, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM DOMINGUEZ ESTATE COMPANY, RECORDED JUNE 12, 1953 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 5863, IN BOOK D- 2064 PAGE 668 OFFICIAL RECORDS. 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: 18425 MILMORE 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 $497,936.34 (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

0010 LEGAL NOTICES 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, CA09003882-12-1. 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 27, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09003882-12-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT

0010 LEGAL NOTICES 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. A-4374369 04/04/2013, 04/11/2013, 04/18/2013 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2465737# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 248743CA Loan No. 0023516107 Title Order No. 756366 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04-25-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-29-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 1434090, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: BYRON MEJIA AND LEE ANNE MEJIA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, RESMAE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or

0010 LEGAL NOTICES warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA Legal Description: LOT 184 OF TRACT NO 11468, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 254, PAGES 1 TO 4 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $461,471.37 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 412 EAST 237TH STREET CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7329-040-019 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 03-28-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-7302727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-5731965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks

0010 LEGAL NOTICES involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1028310 4/4, 4/11, 04/18/2013 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2463900# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1373374-27 APN: 6126-021-017 TRA: 01050 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4338 REF: Willis, Willie Pearl IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY

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0010 LEGAL NOTICES OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED July 18, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 24, 2013, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 25, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 1639580 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Willie Pearl Willis, An Unmarried Woman, 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: 17224 Ambler Avenue Carson CA 90746 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $247,548.58. 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

0010 LEGAL NOTICES the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1373374-27. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 22, 2013. (R-427977 04/04/13, 04/11/13, 04/18/13) 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2463273# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-459708-AB Order No.: 5700655 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): CHRIS ORAGUZIE AND REGINA ORAGUZIE HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/1/2007 as Instrument No. 20070445170 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 4/25/2013 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: $917,766.47 The purported property address is: 20030 RADLETT AVENUE, CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7380014-011 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

0010 LEGAL NOTICES lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-11-459708-AB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-11459708-AB IDSPub #0048112 4/4/2013 4/11/2013 4/18/2013 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/13 CNS-2463137# OUR WEEKLY


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