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Gun culture in South L.A. ■ The good, the bad and the ugly BY WILLIAM COVINGTON OW CONTRIBUTOR

View Park resident and retired Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) police officer David Anthony couldn’t believe his eyes when he entered the Lock n’ Load gun and ammo store in Henderson, Nev. But there it was right in plain view, a pristine 60mm machine gun positioned high on a shelf for sale; a weapon, he feels, that kept him and his platoon alive during his tour of duty as a 19-yearold machine gunner in 1968 in the Vietnam War. As Anthony gazed up at the weapon, he explained to his friend, retired State Public Safety Officer David Johnson, how its firepower held the Vietcong at bay when they attacked his firebase. During his Vietnam tour, Anthony’s daily routine, when he wasn’t engaged in a firefight in the country’s Central Highlands, was to disassemble that M60 and clean it, he explained. The storeowner, overhearing Anthony, looked at him questioningly. “You can disassemble that M60?” he asked. “Yes I can,” said Anthony, confidently, even though he had not handled the weapon since his days with the National Guard in 1982. The owner took down the 25-pound weapon and placed it on the counter in front of Anthony. “Be my guest,” he said. Anthony immediately disassembled the M60 and then reassembled it. “Give me $10,000 and you can take it home,” the owner said. Anthony smiled. “Next time,” he said. Anthony’s passion for guns began during his tour in Vietnam and continued throughout his law-enforcement career. He believes it is a result of a philosophy that has been with him since 1968— “I have to depend on myself for protection.” Both Anthony and Johnson are believers in gun control as a result of the violence they have encountered in South Los Angeles while living and working there. But they belong to a group of African Americans that have a passion for guns. This group consists of a mix of law-abiding citizens as well as some who have had run-ins with the law. Members of this gun-packing posse run the spectrum from gangster rappers to professional athletes, military veterans, peace officers, drug dealers and gang members. Anthony believes it’s going to be a challenge to change the country’s passion for guns—especially conservatives in gun clubs—because of the constitutional right to bear arms. He believes conservatives think guns are needed to maintain what the forefathers took from others in establishing the nation. Former state trooper Johnson was asked if African American peace officers belonged to a subculture of individuals attracted to firing ranges and gun shows? That may be one way of looking at it, he responded. However, you must understand that the gun culture of peace officers, regardless of race, is the same, he explained. There is no difference because of ethnicity regarding guns. “A 21-year-old being able to legally carry a

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weapon is a big rush,” Johnson said. “As a young peace officer, you will go out and purchase three or four guns. However, as you get older you realize it isn’t a big deal, but you continue to frequent gun shows and gun stores and examine the newest technology, because you are looking for something that is better for you—a weapon with a greater round capacity, knock-down power. Because if you are in a shoot-out, you only have one chance. In shoot-outs, cops do not have a second chance.” Doc [not his real name], a former gang member who customizes and restores cars, claims to have dealt in both the illegal and legal firearms trade. He started selling stolen guns in the early ’70s while still in his teens; his facial hair allowed him to pass as an adult. His first successful gun theft took place in South Gate at a gun store called Weatherbys, he said. “In the mid-’70s, the guns I stole were usually taken from me by older members of my set. We couldn’t refer to them as OG’s [old gangsters] back then because the gang was new. However, we used names like Number One, and those were the guys that would borrow your guns and not return them. They would usually say, ‘Cuz, I had to throw that one away.’” Doc says his last illegal gun deal was around 2004 when he almost got busted at an adult daycare in Leimert Park, but got away due to what he calls “divine intervention.” “The Best of Times Adult Day Health Care at 4350 Eleventh Avenue had been taken over by the Russian mob, and the entire facility was bugged (by the FBI) and being monitored,” said Doc. “I would meet there outside and do transactions with this Russian guy who would sell me guns. I believe he was a friend or affiliate of the people who had forcibly taken over the daycare center. On that particular day, a young lady I knew walked outside and told me to leave. She was employed there and would see me out front, and that day she saved me. “I later was told that during that time the Russian mobs had taken over quite a few adult daycares in South Los Angeles and were extorting money from the government by doing false patient billings, making millions.” The FBI would not comment on the 2004 investigation. However, a former nurse employed at the business during that time did confirm Doc’s story of a investigation involving Medi-Cal fraud. She confirmed that there were listening

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History of African American gun ownership, 1600s-1968 1640—First gun law preventing any Black person from owning a gun. 1865—After the Civil War, African Americans held on to their guns and could buy guns on the open market. However, some southern states countered by using Black Codes to prevent gun ownership by African Americans. 1870s—Small-caliber pistols were available on the open market. Selling for as little as 50 cents, handgun ownership was easily obtainable by African Americans. 1866—Congress passed the nation’s first civil rights bill, known as the Freedman’s Bureau Act, which allowed African Americans the right to own weapons. 1907—To circumvent the sales of small-caliber pistols, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina, Alabama and Texas used special laws to prevent African Americans from owning them. Some states only allowed the selling of the more expensive military model handguns. Special taxes were also enacted, which increased the overall purchase price. With handgun licensing requirements and handgun registration laws, few African Americans could afford to pay the high cost to purchase handguns. 1957—Robert F. Williams became the first African American civil rights leader to advocate armed resistance to racial oppression and violence. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King owned an arsenal of firearms, but refused to conduct armed protests. During the summer of 1957, a Klan motorcade was sent to attack a house that was owned by a Black physician. They found themselves on the receiving end of a volley of rifle fire from a group of Black veterans and National Rifle Association members led by civil rights activist Williams. Using military-surplus rifles from behind sandbag fortifications, the small band of freedom fighters drove off the larger force of Klansmen with no casualties reported on either side. 1960s—The disarming of handgun-owning African Americans ended with the Civil Rights Movement, and Blacks were allowed gun ownership. May 2, 1967—Thirty armed Black Panther members entered the California Legislature carrying .357 Magnums, 12-gauge shotguns and .45-caliber pistols to protest the prospect of outlawing the right of private citizens to bear arms. This display was witnessed by Gov. Ronald Reagan, who months later signed the Mulford Act that prohibited carrying firearms on one’s person, vehicle, and in any public place. 1968—Gun Control Ban on the so-called “Saturday Night Special,” a handgun that was manufactured in high volume and sold at low cost. This gun became synonymous with robberies and homicides in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods. The term originated from an Ohio writer who said he wish he could party like the “n*****” did on Saturday night. History of gun proliferation in South Los Angeles 1966-1972—African American Vietnam veterans sympathetic to the Black Panther Party supply them with arms. The weapons-supply pipeline is believed to have involved weapons from Camp Pendleton and burglarized federal armories. The Panther arse-

nal consisted of an assortment of machine guns, rifles, handguns, explosives, grenade launchers, and boxed ammunition, according to a 1992 book written by former Panther Elaine Browne. In addition to purchasing military weapons, Black Panthers were trained in the disassembly, cleaning and reassembly of weapons by government-trained individuals. Geronimo Pratt, a Vietnam veteran, was a weapons specialist for the party. 1973—In August 1975, FBI agents arrested four men in connection with the burglary of the weapons vault at the National Guard armory in Compton, Calif. The haul was described as enough weapons and ammunition to outfit a full Army company (200 soldiers at that time), according to a report compiled by the Rand Corp. in April 1980 by R.N. Reinstedt and Judith Westbury, titled “Major Crimes to Potential Threats to Nuclear Facilities and Programs.” 1984-1990—During the South Central Los Angeles crack epidemic, gang-banging and drugdealing merged. This allowed gang members to have access to hundreds of thousands of dollars, at a time when an AK-47 was being sold for $200 at Western Surplus, then located at 8505 S. Western Ave., according to Eight Tray gang member Monster Kody. According to the former chief counsel of the United States Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Jack Blum, overseas suppliers saw Blacks as people they could use to sell their drugs. Officials in the U.S. looked the other way while drug money and Iran Contra destroyed a community. Gang members were allegedly able to purchase assault weapons in mass numbers from drug profits. 1985—Railroad freight car filled with a shipment of Derringers was looted while possibly awaiting a switcher, a smaller diesel locomotive for the purpose of picking up the load. The small pistols were engraved with the name of the manufacturer which was located in Dominguez (near Compton). The freight car was parked on Alameda Street, east of Jordan High School. Legend has cited it as “a boxcar filled with assault weapons” as opposed to Derringers. A witness involved and community activist believe the freight car was purposely abandoned there to proliferate weapons in the ghetto. 1992—Western Surplus Store was looted during the 1992 Riot. Eight Tray Crip’s forced everyone out of store and removed all inventory. 1994—President Bill Clinton bans assault weapons. The Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired on Sept. 13, 2004. Presently assault weapon bans are not under the jurisdiction of the federal government, but are controlled by local states. 2011—A secured commercial building on 14th and San Pedro streets was burglarized and perpetrators took 15 MP-5 submachine guns and 12 largecaliber handguns. The LAPD said the handguns were modified to shoot blanks. (According to a former peace officer, all weapons can be restored to fire live rounds by replacing parts.) 2013—The Bureau Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives and FBI are currently investigating and attempting to recover large amount of stolen guns. The thefts may be gangrelated and taken from out-of-state gun dealers.


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Looking back at the unrest of 1992 ■ Visions and Voice Initiative at USC BY GREGG REESE OW CONTRIBUTOR

Civil unrest has not been a major factor in Los Angeles recently, although it is possibly not far beneath the consciousness of the average Angeleno. That may be particularly true at this time of year— the anniversary of the 1992 Riots. The recently inaugurated Visions and Voices Initiative at USC, which was meant to add an interdisciplinary approach to the arts and humanities educational system, re-examined the upheaval Monday. And even the title of the event can be a politically loaded phase, which speaks volumes about one’s political stance—L.A. Riots. Some people would say it should more accurately be called an insurrection. Whatever the terminology, this 1992 event still gets a load of mileage from media and scholars alike in this the second decade of the millennium because many of the stated underlying causes still remain firmly in place. USC is as fitting a place as any for a scholarly discussion because of its location. The story of how this institution, a White oasis in the heart of the inner city, survived this unrest virtually unscathed is a story waiting to be told. Noticeably absent from the panel was the First

African Methodist Episcopal Church’s pastor emeritus the Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray, pre-empted by the sudden death of his wife. The other attendees, journalists Larry Aubrey and Erin Aubrey Kaplan, documentary filmmaker Dae Hoon Kim, and moderator and UCLA professor of sociology Darnell M. Hunt, took up the slack with their personal recollections of the event. The panelists quickly identified a vast disconnect between the elected officials and the constituency they serve, highlighted by riot-era Fox News footage in which community members voiced their dissatisfaction with the elected leadership. Hunt sketched out a six-point model to explain the progression of events during that fateful week. These included something he called “structural conduciveness” that was already in place and provided a fertile environment for the events that transpired. He also discussed the factors that encouraged the insurrection, including an unpopular verdict that failed to address perceived issues of abuse of authority. Several minutes were spent debating whether or not law enforcement’s failure to deploy added to or slowed the resulting devastation. For Kaplan, her memory of this period is marked by the duality of her career boost when she was pressed into service by media outlets desperate for Black newspeople to provide coverage as the events unfolded. This was tempered by her gradual disappointment in the efforts of politicians and other offi-

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cials charged with overhauling the city afterwards. This disappointment was highlighted by the hoopla over the establishment of a Krispy Kreme doughnut franchise to replace a burnt out gas station at the corner of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King boulevards, a shining example of the collective low expectations. As a seasoned newsman and decades-long inhabitant, Larry Aubrey drew on his tenure at a slew of local periodicals, along with experiences from a stint as a probation officer to offer insights. From this, he noted the oft-mentioned similarity between the events of 1965 and 1992. A reshuffling of sorts did occur, as Korean merchants supplanted their earlier Jewish and White counterparts as shopkeepers in South L.A. African Americans reprised their role of disgruntled victim, subject to the machinations of outside forces while collectively voicing the decree “we don’t have a stake in this!” While the friction between Korean and Black communities has been well documented, the viewpoint of Korean Americans living through this incident is largely unexplored in the general media. Memories of “Sa-I-Gu” (Korean for “4/29”) still resound in that community. Just as noteworthy as the oft-told stories spawned by the riots are the ones that were underreported. In doing research for his documentary, filmmaker Kim uncovered scores of shopkeepers who’d been killed before and after the Latasha Harlins shooting, which is indicative of yet another, relatively unexplored perspective. The footage he screened included Korean merchants showing off trophies awarded for their active resistance in warding off potential looters to

“… it was amazing to see the sheer number of attendees and individuals waiting in line for the various screenings from kidney to blood pressure, diabetes and HIV/AIDS,” said Angela Minniefield, vice president of strategic advancement at Charles R. Drew University. “This is a testament to why Charles R. Drew University’s HIV Mobile Testing unit has had a long history of reaching beyond institutional walls and engaging directly with the community. The importance of these screenings being available in underserved communities was so apparent.” Arneta Finney, clinical coordinator and an instructor for the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing, said: “I enjoyed most how everyone was working together for one purpose, to improve the health of women. This event was not about buying, selling, or the giveaways. The event was about empowering women with education and information for you and I to live, eat healthier in your everyday live.”

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News | Across Black America | OpEd their businesses. That this event has, for better or worse, shaped the city as much as any other single event is a given. Among the negative aftereffects were a mass exodus of the city’s Black population, primarily to the Inland Empire and the American southeast. Another victim of the calamity was the reputation of Mayor Tom Bradley, for whom the disturbance was a disappointing coda for an otherwise successful 20 years in office as one of the nation’s first African American mayors. In keeping with Los Angeles’ legacy as trendsetter for the nation, the riot’s impact carried over to the following presidential election in November of ’92, and the subsequent neo-liberal movement led by the victorious Bill Clinton throughout the remainder of the century. Notably omitted from this latest gathering reviewing the events of April 29 were representatives from other major actors in this historical drama: the LAPD and the National Guard. Additionally, there was also an absence of comments from commercial business concerns and real estate developers that had pledged to assist in the economic healing, a process that remains incomplete, evident to anyone who travels the streets of South L.A., which are rife with abandoned buildings and vacant lots. In spite of a high profile as paragons of exclusion from the American Dream, Black issues have, in recent years, been largely superseded by advocates for other progressive movements, including gay and immigration activists. Re-examining this recent history confirms a repetition in cause and effect, and a contemporary parallel to the stage set for 1965 and 1992.

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Two who would be city attorney ■ Trutanich, Feuer faceoff in runoff BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

As Los Angeles city voters prepare to go to the polls for the May 21 general election and runoff, incumbent and first-term City Attorney Carmen Trutanich seems to be facing a formidable challenger in the person of former Councilman Mike Feuer. When the two men met in the March 5 primary, despite the fact that a total of four candidates were vying for the city attorney job, Feuer walked away with 44.10 percent of the ballots cast versus 29.70 percent for incumbent Trutanich. Now, as they race toward the general election,

Gun culture from COVER STORY page 3 devices in the place, and that the Russians were charging Medi-Cal fees for recreational therapy that never took place. Doc has sold firearms to gangster rappers, professional athletes and gang-bangers, and is currently writing a book titled “Chopper.” The following are a few more insights from Doc: • Although he has not been involved in gun sales since 2004, Doc said he owns a musket that was given to him by a relative. He keeps the musket as a reminder of how Africans were not allowed to own modern guns in the early ’50s, only muskets that were used to prevent Africans from rebelling in regions of Africa. • Doc considers African American gangs as being next to the bottom of the totem pole in weapons and firepower. The gangs with exceptional firepower are Russian and Armenian. He believes this is a result of those ethnicities having close ties to arms dealers. In second place are Germans and Arabs. Although these groups do not belong to a gangbanging culture, they have a passion for guns. The Germans are responsible for manufacturing two of the most iconic guns in the world—the German Luger and the Walther P-38.

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Trutanich is working to highlight how his achievements have made for a better Los Angeles, and his experience as a prosecutor and the administrator of the third largest law firm in California are what is needed in the City of Angels. Trutanich said among his proudest achievements during his first four years in office are the social justice/public interest litigations his office initiated to protect the city’s most vulnerable residents. “… I took action to protect working-class neighborhoods from the irresponsible foreclosure practices of two banks in particular—US Bank and Deutsche Bank. These two banks foreclosed on hundreds of homes in Los Angeles, many of them in South L.A. But then they failed to maintain the foreclosed properties, letting them slide into disrepair and become

hangouts for unsavory activities and health problems.” Trutanich said his office is suing the banks to force them to follow the same rules everyone else must follow in terms of keeping property up to code. The city attorney said his office has also filed several lawsuits against big insurCarmen Trutanich ance companies for selling phony policies to unsuspecting consumers or for reneging on their obligations to help pay medical costs when their customers got breast or ovarian cancers. On Skid Row, Trutanich said his office has obtained injunctions that prevent drug dealers from entering the area to prey on individuals, many of whom are attending drug-rehabilitation programs there. In addition, Trutanich is looking to bolster the alternative justice programs in his office.

“We cannot solely incarcerate our way out of crime. We need to educate our way out of crime, too. I have nurtured programs that take low-level, nonviolent offenders and give them a second chance,” he said. “These programs target atrisk youth and military veterans with educational Mike Feuer training and counseling programs as an alternative to jail time.” Finally, the city attorney, believes it’s crucial to get the word out about the success his offices have achieved. As a veteran officeholder (six years on the City Council, and six years in the state Assembly), Feuer wants to offer innovative solutions to the city’s tough-

• When referring to Germans, Doc made it perfectly clear he was not referring to Aryan gangs. • Mexican gangs control the gun trade, he said, and purchase the majority of weapons due to their access to cocaine and marijuana. Local Mexican gangs are forced to send their weapons to Mexico to supply the drug cartels that are currently at war. The weapons they have on hand are basic handguns. This works for them, because they control the drug trade and are able to keep African American gangs under control since they are the ones who supply and stock African American shot-callers with drugs. This relationship has prevented an all-out race war between Blacks and Mexicans. At the moment, Blacks have the upper hand in owning high-powered weapons. • No one will sell a gun right now, because it is too close to summer. During this time of the year, if you plan to purchase a gun off the street, you are going to pay twice the price. This is due to upcoming gangrelated social activities such as parties and picnics. It is always inner-city gang members who believe the myth that individuals are always released from prison, youth authority and other correctional facilities,

return to the hood, and want to settle beefs during the summer. This idea that incarcerated felons are released during the summer is not correct, according to California Correctional Officer Kenneth Johnson. “This belief has been around since I was a kid in the old South Central Los Angeles, and it has become a part of inner-city gang culture. Individuals will say Big Yank is getting out this summer, and he will be swollen [big from lifting weights]. Kenneth Johnson believes the gang gun culture and the culture of gangster rappers are one and the same. Active gang members who put in work [drivebys] have the same response. “However, they have told me that shooting at a rival gang member has one key proponent—dehumanization,” he said. “When you shoot at a rival, you must immediately see him as a rival and not a human being.” • Doc believes in the 1980s African American gangs were at their maximum firepower. Assault weapons were on the decline during the ’90s, and by the 2000s Black gang firepower had decreased significantly. He smiled and said there were a few choppers (AK-47s) and Uzis in the hood but they are never brought out. One issue that law enforcement needs to

work on is controlling YouTube. Los Angeles gangs are showing illegal high-capacity cartridges and drums on the screen with low riders and women. Most of those cartridges can be purchased in Vegas without I.D., because they are considered parts [of a weapon]. • Doc believes African American jock gun culture is something created by the media. When you look at Bryant Gumbel’s HBO program, “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” (on Jan. 20, 2009) and you hear a White agent say that he encourages all his newly signed African American rookies to go out and buy a gun, because they live in the ’hood; that is media hype. African American jocks from the inner city may have grown up around pitbulls and guns. However, they are not going out doing drive-bys or drawing down on individuals. Doc has never sold a weapon directly to a pro athlete with the exception of an Oakland Raider who would drive from El Segundo training camp to Compton to buy drugs. He has sold to security staff or moonlighting peace officers who were doing the transaction for an athlete. He believes the media-driven propaganda of athletes wanting to have street cred, or not wanting to be seen as a square, isn’t true. However, this is what you hear when there is an accidental shooting. State Senator Curren Price was asked about his views on gun control and the fact that most individuals interviewed in the gun industry felt that if a guncontrol law is passed by the federal government only law-abiding citizens will turn in their guns, if they were deemed illegal. “First of all I feel gun violence is a mental health issue,” Curren said. “However, I understand their thoughts of not everyone lawfully turning over guns that are deemed illegal. However, we have to start somewhere, and right now all we have is gun control. I am a firm believer in the control of guns, the restraint of guns, and the federal government’s proposal for the regulation of guns. “The Justice Department inspector general’s office released a comprehensive report last week indicating that more than 50 percent of our nation’s firearm dealers have not been inspected within five years by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The dealers that were inspected within that five-year window were unable to account for tens of thousands missing guns. That’s why we have to start somewhere. I don’t care whether it is an AK47 or a Derringer, we have to control guns. I believe there are currently over 170,000 guns unaccounted for according to that report. We are living in a different world today, and we have to control guns and large capacity cartridges.”

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Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles for Lois Bernardine Murray, wife of former FAME pastor the Rev. Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray. She died April 27 from complications of a stroke. Murray was 83. Entombment will take place at Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 E. Florence Ave., Inglewood, and the repast will follow at the church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles. Murray, affectionately known around the A.M.E. denomination as “Aunt Dino,” grew up in the church. Her father Sylvester A. Cousin was a pastor and her husband’s childhood minister. Her brother, Philip R. Cousin Sr. (retired) became an A.M.E. bishop. His five sons are all ministers as is their cousin, Drew, son of Cecil and Bernardine. Philip will deliver the eulogy. The Murrays were high school sweethearts and went to the senior prom together. They met in West Palm Beach, Fla., when Cousin moved there with her family as a 10th-grader. They married in 1958, seven years after Bernardine graduated from college with double degrees in sociology and education. Afterward, she spent seven years teaching elementary schools in West Palm Beach. At that time, Cecil—Chip is a nickname given to him by his wife—was finishing his seventh year in flying service with the United States Air Force. Three years later, the couple found themselves at Claremont College in California, where Cecil attended seminary at the school of theology, finishing up his doctorate, and Bernardine worked in the office of the president. After graduating Claremont, Cecil began his church ministry with a nine-member congregation at

City attorney from NEWS page 6 est problems and provide a government that inspires confidence and trust in residents. He counts his leadership of the public interest law firm, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, as one of his key demonstrations of how he would address crucial issues like combating elder abuse, standing up to slumlords and promoting environmental justice. “Under my leadership, Bet Tzedek helped more than 50,000 indigent, primarily elderly or disabled clients on crucial cases involved in nursing home abuse, consumer fraud, access to healthcare, slum housing conditions and more. The Los Angeles Daily Journal said I made Bet Tzedek a national success story and named me one of California’s 100 Most Influential Attorneys.” Feuer, who counts his time on the legislative side of the issues of justice a key strength, identifies the top five issues he would tackle as crime prevention in

Primm A.M.E. in Pomona. Next, the couple was assigned to Kansas City, Kan., and then five years later moved to First A.M.E. Church in Seattle, Wash. As her husband developed as a pastor, Bernardine developed her own ministry and leadership roles. Among the things she accomplished were starting Head Start programs; establishing food, clothing and housing services for the poor; and then, after the family was assigned to FAME in Los Angeles, creating mentoring, tutoring and scholarship programs for youth. Additionally, at FAME, Barnardine developed an AIDS ministry and took volunteers down to Skid Row to serve meals to the homeless. She also led her missionary unit to sponsor fundraisers to send glasses, clothing, books and medicine to Africa. Described as passionate with a generous heart, Bernardine was so dedicated to her work that A.M.E. missionaries started a school in Africa that bears her name. Barnardine Murray is survived by a host of friends and relatives including her husband, Chip; son, Drew; brother, Philip Robert and his wife M. Joan Cousin; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Mary Murray; sister in law, Louise M. Bowman; nieces, Tammie Murray and April Thomas; nephews, Terry Shawn (and wife Carmen); Gary Dean; Philip Cousin (and wife Angela); Steven Cousin (and wife Linda); David Cousin (and wife Valerie); Michael Cousin (and wife Marcy); Joseph Cousin (and wife Nicole); Anthony Murray (and wife Lisette); and Kevin Murray. neighborhoods; curbing gun violence; enhancing the safety of children around school sites by working to expand safe passage to school and reducing truancy; leading an effort to diminish the number of lawsuits against the city; and fast-tracking economic development ordinances and other legislation that create jobs or revenue. Trutanich’s top five include: Reforming a public education system that has failed to deliver; making sure that schools train young people for jobs of the future; making sure law enforcement institutions— from cops on the beat to prosecutors in the courtroom—deal honestly and fairly with citizens regardless of their status; building a vibrant and diverse economy where workers are paid wages that will restore the middle class; and ensuring that schools, businesses and political institutions reinforce the importance of tolerance of all people. In terms of juvenile justice, Feuer says he would continue to work with his colleagues in city government, the school system, church leaders and the city’s private sector to expand after school programs, offerings for at-risk youth and jobs for disadvantaged young people.

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Twenty-first century politics are almost always more effective and efficient when they are based on well-organized coalition politics—i.e., the political efforts of several groups coordinated around mutual interests. The issue of California historical place names is ripe for such coalition politics between African Americans and California’s Native Americans, groups that have not usually worked together well in the state. Along Interstate 15 between Barstow and Las Vegas, a tall peak hovers over the landscape with a still-current, strongly offensive name, “Squaw Tit.” Squaw is a pejorative term among most Native American groups in the U.S., including those in California. Denotatively, squaw has been defined as a slang term for a married Native American woman. Connotatively, however, it generally means female genitalia, and when referring to a person, a Native American “loose” woman, comparable to the B-word, or whore. The site should have been renamed long before now, but has not been. It is still referred to that way on California maps, in spite of several community attempts at changing it, especially efforts by the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians. Similarly, rising some 3,000 feet upwards just east of the city of Victorville in the Mojave Desert are two stone bluffs still called Pickaninny Buttes. Also, near the city of Folsom in El Dorado County, lies the graveyard called N***** Hill. The nearby city it is attached to is now called Negro Hill. The state NAACP has inquired into the

Beyond the Rhetoric ■ A true holocaust: 15 million Black babies dead BY HARRY C. ALFORD OW CONTRIBUTOR

Let me first say that I believe a woman should have the right to an abortion. It is the law, and each person has his or her own decision to make. However, since the court decision, Roe v. Wade, the amount of abortions in this nation have been on a steady rise. Black abortions are now at an epidemic rate, and a lot of God’s children are being snuffed out without a chance of life. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that in 2010 Blacks comprised of 12.6 percent of our national population. However, we account for 35.4 percent of all abortions during that year. In sum, since the court decision, Black women have removed from their bodies 15 million babies. This year alone they will account for more than 400,000 abortions. Minorities abort babies at more than three times the rate of White children.

Pickaninny Buttes case, and there is a group regularly meeting in Negro Hill, which still wants the historical record straightened out and the N***** Hill gravesites properly handled. There are still thousands of site names in the USA, and several hundred in California, that fit the description of offensive to certain ethnic groups, in spite of the common national database of over 2.2 million place names. By now, scrubbing such irritants should not still be a problem, but it is, including in California, where there are over 750 known examples like Pickaninny Bluffs, Squaw Tit, and N***** Hill. Within the continuing cultural wars that batter our children and ourselves daily, this is a battle that should have been won decisively years ago. California Native Americans, African Americans, and even Hispanic citizens have a common interest in eradicating or at least name-changing site monikers like N***** Creek and Wetback Bank in their home state, and this column strongly advocates such united action now. At least nine states currently have on-going projects to scrub their state site names clean of such titles, including New Mexico, Michigan, Washington, Maine, Minnesota, Florida, South Dakota, North Carolina and Tennessee. California has no such project at this moment, but clearly needs one. The issue is complicated by the involvement of both federal and state governments. There is a part of the U.S. Geologic Survey office called the Board on U.S. Geographic Names. That board makes decisions on changing offensive site names on official U.S. maps. However, its definitions of what is and is not offensive often clash with local residents. Since former Interior Secretary Stuart Udall’s decisions in 1963 and 1966 to ban “n*****” and “Jap” as site names anywhere in the U.S., the board has basically stuck only to that standard. “Negro” is not recognized by the board as an offensive name, and thus far, neither is “Pickaninny,” “Redskins” or “squaw.” There is also a “Black Sambo” mine still in California that has not rankled enough folks to get up a viable protest. This is certainly a place for an organized coalition

Counting the Cost ■ Achievement gap or opportunity gap? BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX TRICE EDNEY COLUMNIST

African American students achieve at a different level than White students. Test scores are lower, as are high school and college completion rates, and the number of African Americans attending fouryear institutions is falling. The rate of African American suspensions and expulsions from K-12 schools is higher than that of other groups. By almost any metric, there are gaps between African American students and White or Asian students (Latinos achieve at about the same rate as African Americans). Why does this happen? The late sociologist John Ogbu hypothesized that the gap was the result of young African Americans thinking that learning was “acting White.” His theory was batted around as if it were fact, even when Duke economist William Darity refuted it. Why? Because it fits somebody’s stereotype to describe African American youngsters as culturally alienated from the mainstream, so much that they eschew the very institution that could be a bridge for them into the middle class. Given the history of African Americans and education, it is hard to swallow these stereotypes. Several

“The average African American household earns $31,000 a year, compared to $51,000 for Whites…”

see PRACTICAL POLITICS page 9 The historical trend is amazing. The CDC reports that during the 1970s roughly 24 percent of all U.S. abortions were performed on Black women. That percentage rose to 30 percent in the 1980s, 34 percent in the 1990s and 36 percent in the 2000s. Our population has been growing at a slower rate than other races (Census Bureau). This can be attributed to the mass elimination of our precious children who lie within their mothers’ womb. Hispanics have surpassed us as the second largest population group in the nation. I think we have an answer—abortion frenzy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.” What is “fanning this awful flame"? I truly conclude that it is a very active organization known as Planned Parenthood. Their offices are located in communities with noticeable minority populations. It becomes clear they are targeting minorities, particularly Blacks. Let’s look at the roots of Planned Parenthood. Its founder, Margaret Sanger, had fascist and racist views and supported eugenics. Eugenics is the applied science of strengthening the population by increasing the breeding of those who are desired and weeding out the strains of humanity that are considered weak and feeble. Sanger and her board of directors were of the same ilk. They admired Adolf Hitler and his “final solution”

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states had laws on the books to prevent African Americans from learning to read and write in the pre-Civil War period. Both White and Black people risked flogging, cash fines and other penalties for “teaching a slave to read.” Millions of African Americans sacrificed for the right to be literate, and ensured that their children would also have opportunities by baking cakes, frying chicken, and raising a few dollars to get to college by whatever means necessary. At the beginning of the 20th century, the only colleges open to African Americans were historically Black colleges and universities, and we went despite the obstacles. Our presence rejected the notion that learning was “acting White.” In fact, we were acting learned and literate. Still, it is in the interest of some to continue that stereotype. You’ve heard that adage that if you don’t want an African American to know something, just hide it in a book. That kind of ignorance is the very reason that African American people were able, during the Civil War, to spy on Confederates who thought they were only illiterate enslaved people. That is why Mary Ellen Pleasant was able to eavesdrop on conversations on stock and turn them into wealth. Consequently, those who write about the achievement gap ought not underestimate African Americans. Where does the achievement gap come from then? It comes from the opportunity gap. The average African American household earns $31,000 a year, compared to $51,000 for Whites; $51,000 can buy a lot more opportunity than $31,000 can. If income determines housing clusters, neighborhoods with a $51,000 mean income have better schools and more involved parents than the $31,000 neighborhood does. Closing income gaps closes opportunity gaps, according to a Ford Foundation-sponsored book written by Linda Darling-Hammond, Ed.D., an Obama education adviser. She says poverty and segregation means that some students attend schools that have fewer resources than others. Indeed, inner city high schools are less likely to offer advanced placement (AP) or international baccalaureate (IB) classes. Sometimes when these courses are available

see COUNTING THE COST page 9 of Jews. They were candid in their beginning stages and the evolution of Planned Parenthood (merging with like groups). The eugenic theme was strong in Sanger’s magazine entitled Birth Control Review, which she started in 1917. Some of her articles were “Some Moral Aspects of Eugenics” (June 1920), “The Eugenic Conscience” (February 1921), “The Purpose of Eugenics” (December 1924), “Birth Control and Positive Eugenics” (July 1925) and “Birth Control: The True Eugenics” (August 1928). I could go on and on. Some of her quotes: “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.” “We prefer the policy of immediate sterilization, of making sure that parenthood is ‘absolutely prohibited’ to the feeble-minded.” “We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” Before World War II, Sanger and her compatriots flirted intensely with the Nazi view of eugenics. According to www.acts1711.com/sanger.htm, “Lothrop Stoddard was on the board of directors (of Sanger’s Population Association of America) for years. He had an interview with Hitler and was very impressed. His book, “The Rising Tide of Color Against White World Supremacy,” was written while he served on Sanger’s board. Havelock Ellis, one of Sanger’s extramarital lovers, reviewed this book favorably in The Birth Control Review. As the horrors of the Nazis started to be unveiled, Planned Parenthood founders decided to

take a more public relations approach. They reached out to Black groups for cover and also to improve their “fishing” of Black women. The Urban League, NAACP, AKA Sorority, A.M.E. Church all took the bait. Even today, most in the Black community have a positive image of Planned Parenthood, the provider (through referral) of abortions. Our morality, faith and leadership have gone down the wrong road. Who owns these abortion clinics? All types do— good and bad, responsible and reckless. Even our attorney general, Eric Holder, has a connection with a clinic via his wife and in-laws—the Old National GYN in College Park, Ga. We all know about the mass murder shop in Philadelphia. Kermit Gosnell, M.D., was birthing babies, and then killing them by snipping the back of their necks with scissors. They have indicted him on eight counts of murder. Certainly, there are more as he has performed more than 16,000 abortions, but would destroy the evidence to cover his tracks. Did you know that abortion clinics are not regulated? All of this termination of life when we have all types of vehicles for birth control (prevention of pregnancy). Shouldn’t we be wiser and more worthy of heaven above? Alford is the co-founder, president/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Website: www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org. DISCLAIMER: The beliefs and viewpoints expressed in opinion pieces, letters to the editor, by columnists and/or contributing writers are not necessarily those of OurWeekly.


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Women’s Empowerment Seminar Pastor Beverly “BAM” Crawford, founder of Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church in Inglewood, and The Company International held the “Loving Me First Women’s Empowerment Seminar” at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach on Saturday, April 27. Pictured above, from left, are nutritionist Jayme Hirashiki, president of the Ziquin Educational Group; Dr. Lynn Goodloe, plastic surgeon; Dr. Kalaki Clarke, general and family practitioner; Dr. Eartha Davis, emergency room medicine and moderator; and Crawford. The seminar equipped those in attendance with essential knowledge of women’s health.

Counting the Cost from OPED page 8 in suburban high schools, African American students are discouraged from taking them. Ivory Toldson, Ph.D., a professor at Howard University and a contributor to the Root, also refutes the notion that African American students think learning is “acting White.” Most African American students, he says, are interested in attending college but may not because of cost factors. He also says that academic support should be provided to all students, and that the way to close achievement gaps is to “reduce racial disparities in income and to increase equity and inclusion in education.” For a great deal of students, the issue is not “acting White,” but being connected to educational options and outcomes. One of the more important factors in student achievement is parental involvement, yet many parents find themselves “too busy” or too uninformed to interact with teachers. One study says that parents don’t necessarily have to help with homework, but simply to reinforce that homework should be done, and to be inquisitive about it. Unfortunately, many parents, frustrated with the school system, write it off. Further, too many of our community organizations don’t sufficiently emphasize education, or if they do, don’t get into the “down and dirty” of it, preferring to raise much-needed scholarship funds than to take a young person by the hand and guide them through next steps to education. The majority of African American students are still first-generation college students. They aren’t

always sure what next steps are, and they often need help maneuvering through a system with which their parents have no familiarity. Too many smart students don’t have the parental and societal support they need to achieve. The United States falls way behind the rest of the world when we don’t value students who have the potential to be high achievers, regardless of race or ethnicity. We further disservice ourselves as a nation, when we fail to value those who have the intelligence to change our world. 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.

Practical Politics from OPED page 8 group to teach both federal and state officials some valuable cultural lessons. Let’s get something moving. Editor’s note: We at Our Weekly find the use of the n-word so abhorrent and freighted with negative meaning that we refuse to use it in the newspaper, whether in quotes or not. Therefore, we have replaced some of the letters with stars. Most readers, we are confident, will understand what is meant. 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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ALABAMA The BBVA Compass banking franchise announced its sponsorship of a benefit concert for human rights in support of 50 Years Forward, a yearlong celebration in Birmingham commemorating the 50th anniversary of what many see as the turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. The BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights, co-produced by Live Nation, will take place at the end of a weeklong remembrance of the events of 1963 involving the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. The incident helped galvanize the Civil Rights Movement and change the course of history. The benefit will be held at The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center on Sept. 14 with an all-star lineup that will be announced later this spring. “The concert will be a joyful celebration of how far this country has come,” said Alan Register, BBVA Compass Birmingham city president. “We expect people to come from across the nation to commemorate an important chapter in our history—and to

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The Crenshaw Subway Coalition is gearing up for a possible showdown over additional funding for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line, including a Leimert Park Village Station, but may have to await a May 23 decision by the Metropolitan Transportation

medical services, healthcare, and transportation sectors, as well as streamline the ability of service members and veterans to translate military experience into academic credit.

ILLINOIS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Speaking at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing, first lady Michelle Obama announced the IT Training and Certification Partnership, a new public-private partnership that will enable thousands of service members to earn industry-recognized information technology (IT) certifications before they transition from military service. The administration also announced a new grant program through the Department of Health and Human Services that will help veterans with healthcare experience pursue professional nursing careers and earn a nursing license. Additionally, the event featured four roundtables that lay plans for the launch of additional public-private initiatives that will streamline the ability of service members and veterans to earn the civilian certifications and licenses required for high-demand jobs in emergency

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Authority Board on just how bruising—or necessary—a showdown will be. Damien Goodmon, Coalition chair and executive director, says the issue most likely depends on the staff recommendation on May 10. “If the staff recommends that there is no money, the Metro [Transportation Authority] would have to add money to the project.” The meeting of the MTA board would

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At its annual meeting in Chicago, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color announced five new recipients of the COSEBOC School Award, which recognizes and rewards schools that have a proven track record of effective pre K-12 education of male students of color. COSEBOC is a national network of schools and highlyrespected educators, researchers, policymakers and advocates focused on sharing and promoting promising approaches and initiatives that improve education at schools with significant populations of young men of color. This years’ awarded schools are Best Academy in Minneapolis; Devonshire Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C.; Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, D.C.; and Merrillville High School and Salk Elementary, both in Merrillville, Ind. (Full summaries of each school can be found at http://www.coseboc.org/sites/coseboc.org/files/assets/COSEBOC-5AwardSchools.pdf). “Identifying schools that have developed effective, creative and sustainable approaches and sharing those successes with other educators is the cornerstone of the work we do at COSEBOC,” said Ron Walker, executive director of COSEBOC. “The COSEBOC School Awards are proof and evidence of the fact that there are educational environments that work extremely well for boys and young men of color.”

MICHIGAN Jackets for Jobs, the nonprofit organization led by superstar businesswoman Alison Vaughn recently held its 13th annual gala at the Doubletree Suites by HiltonDowntown Detroit. Jerome Smalls, vp and director of community relations for the TJX Corp., announced a surprise $10,000 cash gift to Jackets

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for Jobs. “We value tremendously our relationship with Jackets for Jobs and we love the work they do,” said Smalls. “We just wanted to give Alison and her organization a small token of appreciation for impacting so many lives in a positive way.” Vaughn was shaking with excitement after receiving the check. “I’m literally shaking right now,” she exclaimed. “This is just so wonderful, and I want everyone to go shop at TJ Maxx today!” Keynote speaker Lucille O’Neal (Shaq’s mom) shared candid details about her journey out of poverty, overcoming alcoholism and low self-esteem. O’Neal also confessed that she truly knows how important Jackets for Jobs is to the community. “I remember a time when I only had one suit. It was black,” said O’Neal. “But I tell you what, I kept that one suit clean and I kept it pressed. And every time I put it on I felt good about myself.”

MISSISSIPPI Benjamin Crump, attorney representing the family of shooting victim Trayvon Martin, received several standing ovations from a crowd of about 300 people attending the Moss Point-Jackson County NAACP annual Freedom Fund Banquet 2013 at the Pelican Landing Conference Center. Crump spoke about content of character and the call to action in the fight for civil rights during the fundraiser and award ceremony. He said that African Americans now have the content fought for by their ancestors—education, jobs, houses, cars, etc.—but asked if they have the character to fight for the least among us. “We know you have the content but do you have the character,” he said. “Watch your thoughts because your thoughts become words. Your words become your action and action becomes your habits. Your habits define your character.”

NEW YORK The most awarded a capella vocal group in history, Take 6, are celebrating their 25th anniversary. The multiplatinum recording group, made up of Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley, have thus far earned 10 Grammy Awards with 24 nominations, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, two NAACP Image Awards, and more. They are kicking off their 25th year of recording and performing on May 6 in New York, where they will appear at the Blue Note from May 7-12. This is the beginning of the American leg of a yearlong world tour that takes them to Germany, England, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Japan, Australia, Norway, eastern Europe and South America.

NORTH Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the new Secretary of Transportation. Foxx, 41, will replace former congressman Ray Lahood (RIll.), who was one of a handful of Republicans President Obama picked for his first-term cabinet. Foxx will be the first African American to be selected for a cabinet post in Obama’s second term, although Susan Rice (U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations) and Eric Holder (Attorney General) are remaining in their current roles. Administration officials for months have been looking for a potential role for Foxx, who as a top ally of the president in a key swing state in 2012, helped organize the Democratic National Convention, which was held in Charlotte last summer and would add diversity to Obama’s second-term team, which has been criticized for being too dominated by White males.

PENNSYLVANIA From spring until fall, Philadelphia hosts a variety of festivals. For music fans, there’s the second-annual Budweiser Made In America concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, headlined by Beyonce. Literature lovers will swoon over the Celebration of Black Writing, one of the oldest African American literary events in the nation. And for movie buffs, there is the sophomore BlackStar Film Festival, a unique gathering of filmmakers and storytellers of the African Diaspora. There will also be the sixth annual The Roots Picnic daylong concert at Penn’s Landing, the Wawa welcome America, July 4th festival, and the first Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration.

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At the end of life, Black kidney disease patients are more likely than White patients to continue intensive dialysis instead of choosing hospice care, according to a new study. Researchers also found that racial differences in kidney disease treatments became more extreme in the highest Medicare spending regions of the U.S. “Racial differences exist; when you add the component of geography, those racial differences widen,” said study author Dr. Bernadette Thomas, senior clinical research nephrology fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle. Racial differences in American healthcare are well documented—large disparities in rates of leg amputation as a result of poor circulation are one recently reported example. Prior research shows that the reasons can be complex, and may include factors ranging from patients’ cultural preferences to providers’ practice standards, as well as financial or physical access to high-quality healthcare resources. The current study, which looked at Black and White dialysis patients, found that whether a kidney disease patient moves from dialysis to hospice near the end of life is affected not only by race, but also geography. Researchers analyzed records for nearly 101,000 patients from the national kidney registry who started dialysis or had a kidney transplant and died within four years of those events. White patients were twice as likely as Black patients to stop dialysis (32 percent versus 16 percent), an important indicator that treatment was moving toward less intensive care. Black patients were also half as likely to be referred to hospice care, according to the findings published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. But location also made a difference. Black patients in U.S. regions that spent the least amount on end-of-life treatments were twice as likely to be referred to hospice as Blacks living in high-spending regions (24 percent versus 12 percent) and nearly three times as likely to elect to end life-saving dialysis (27 percent versus 11 percent). Those patterns may reflect more aggressive healthcare in general in high Medicare spending regions or it could result from patient preferences, Thomas said. Urban regions with large hospitals tend to have the highest end-of-life Medicare spending, according to data from the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, which maps out healthcare spending patterns across the U.S. According to Dr. Thomas, “There are clear dif-

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ferences between the choices that Black and White patients make at end of life. Black patients seem to make choices more consistent with more aggressive care at end-of-life when compared to White patients. The degree of these differences in choices seems to relate to where Black and White patients live in the country. Possible explanations for these findings likely relate to patient preferences based on cultural beliefs, as well as regional medical practices.” Experts also noted that higher spending doesn’t mean patients are getting the best care, but could reflect treatment intensity. “This study, because it’s using medical data rather than actually interviewing the patients themselves, doesn’t tell us whether the obstacle is coming from the side of the doctor or the patient,” said Deborah Carr, sociology professor in the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy & Aging Research at Rutgers University, who studies the issue. “On average Blacks compared to Whites have a greater desire for treatments,” Carr told Reuters Health. Black patients are not part of a growing movement in favor of hospice and palliative care at the end of life instead of maintaining costly treatments associated with a poorer quality death, said Carr, who was not involved in the current study. Researchers agreed that some Black-White disparities in treatments also stem from socioeconomic differences. Black patients are less likely to have a living will, for example, Carr said, so the default decision for

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kidney disease to begin with and of receiving inadequate treatment, noted Rachel Patzer, assistant professor of transplantation surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Geography is a factor there too, and highly urban or rural regions are often associated with reduced access to care, likely due to complex reasons, according to Patzer, who was not involved in the new study. The current report didn’t examine the socioeconomic status of the patients, nor interview them to determine their attitudes toward end-of-life care before they died. “There may be cultural differences, family preferences, patient preferences in end-of-life care, which is a very personal issue, that could explain some of these racial differences,” Patzer said.


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Power Coalition holds People’s Convention dinner tonight ■ Contenders for 9th City Council District invited BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

The South Los Angeles Power Coalition will host its third annual South Los Angeles People’s Convention Dinner on the Economy and Education

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tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Juanita Tate Community School, 123 W. 59th St., Los Angeles. The event will bring together more than 100 South Los Angeles residents and community activists to develop a collective vision around the economy. According to organizers, this vision promises to challenge the assumptions of the mayor and City Council, and the work from the convention will be presented to city leaders in the week following the event. Those interested in seeing the resulting plans can visit the South LA Power Coalition website at www.southlapower.org. Candidates running for the 9th District City Council seat, Ana Cubas and Curren Price, have also been invited to take part in the discussion. “For years, we were told development in downtown would eventually benefit South L.A., but it never did,” said Kelly Flores, a local teacher and activist in the area. “As a unified community, we must fight to make sure that poor and working-class people who live south of the 10 Freeway finally become the priority in District 9.”

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be on May 23. “We know what will happen if we don’t have a large turnout on the 23rd,” said Goodmon. “We need to get people out to express their opinion. The board has the money. It has $10.2 billion to spend throughout the county except in South Los Angeles.” The coalition is seeking the complete undergrounding of the Crenshaw Boulevard portion of the line, as well as the addition of a Leimert Park Village station. Part of the argument for the Leimert station, which would service the cultural hub of the African American community, is that such stations have been provided with no fuss for Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Culver City and Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. “Two years ago, despite overwhelming support for a station from a broad coalition of business owners, neighborhood groups, the church community and residents, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted to build one only if it could fit within the existing $1.7-billion budget allocated for the project, leaving the station’s future in question,” Second district Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in a statement. “That decision was widely criticized by many, including every elected official representing the Crenshaw community—City Council members and members of the state Legislature and of the U.S. Congress—who all joined in an unprecedented show of unity to call for the stop in Leimert Park Village. It also deeply disappointed hundreds of residents who packed the Metro Board hearing room and thousands who petitioned the board, calling for a stop in what is the heart of the African American community and, increasingly, an important resident and business center for Latinos.” The stated objectives of the Crenshaw Subway Coalition is to ensure that the Crenshaw line will be

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The cost to attend the convention dinner is free and those interested in attending are asked to make reservations by calling (424) 240-0987. The dinner and convention is being sponsored by a diverse coalition of neighborhood councils and community groups, including UCLA, the South LA Power Coalition, Union Del Barrio, Latino Coalition PAC, Association of Black Social Workers of Los Angeles, Community Legal Resource Center, Mack Enterprises and Box Brothers Downtown. The convention is being held 21 years after the 1992 civil unrest rocked Los Angeles, and despite the passage of more than two decades and many promises, not much has changed regarding the economic development landscape in South Los Angeles. According to event organizers, the median household income in the 9th District is below $30,000 and 40 percent of residents live in poverty. Additionally, in the last redistricting effort, despite valiant battles by current Councilmember Jan Perry, South L.A. was severed from what had traditionally been considered a key funding base—downtown. Couple that with an apparent lack of interest by L.A. City leadership in South L.A. east of Arlington Avenue, and you have the community as it stands today. “However, as folks have been saying for years, government can do more,” asserts Kokayi Kwa Jitahidi of the Maat Institute for Community Change, one of the convention organizers. “They have numerous tax incentive programs, built in the manner requested by the community, built by the people of community and done so on principles of local economic empowerment. The 8.5-mile light rail line will link the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester, the Los Angeles International Airport, El Segundo and Redondo Beach. As presently designed, it would go underground from Exposition Boulevard to 48th Street, at grade from 48th to 59th Street, and underground from 60th Street, where it veers unto the existing Harbor Subdivision tracks. The Coalition will meet tonight in the Christ Temple Church at 3125W. 54th St. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting on LAX issues set ■ New Frontier Democratic Club In a flier proclaiming “Reaching Higher Together at LAX,” the New Frontier Democratic Club has announced that it will hold a meeting concerning issues involving the Los Angeles International Airport. “As the communities most impacted by the airport, we need to make sure our voices are heard at LAX. LAX has broken their promises time and again—on runway expansion, noise, traffic congestion, air pollution and working conditions at LAX. It’s time for accountability,” the flier says. The meeting will be held Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. at the Westchester Senior Citizens Center at 8740 Lincoln Blvd. in Los Angeles. For more information, go to www.reachinghighertogetherAtLAX.org.

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preferential contracting practices and tax subsidies that businesses want and need. Government can also pass laws (i.e. the recent Living Wage law in Long Beach) to create an environment where businesses are forced to come to the table and provide local jobs and benefits.” Kwa Jitahidi continues “… the political leadership of that area has not been willing to put their political capital on the line to push the property owners, possible businesses and, yes, the community to make it happen.” “And contrary to what people may think, the community activist says that even without LA Live and USC, the 9th District has economic assets that are not found in other areas,” according to a statement from the Power Coalition. “The manufacturing sector, which served as the region’s backbone during the years following WWII, still exists. CD 9 is home to a flourishing furniture and upholstery industry that provides goods to the city’s wealthy residents and corporations. “The area’s proximity to the Harbor Freeway and Alameda Corridor make it a strategic location within Southern California’s growing logistics and transportation network. If the political leadership (i.e. the new Council member, mayor) can work closely with residents to leverage these assets to create solid job and local contracting opportunities, the poor that currently dominate CD 9 could be reduced in number through empowerment and not displacement. This would not only improve conditions in L.A.’s poorest district, but establish a model within the city in regards to effectively attacking poverty. While we must hold Ana Cubas, Curren Price, Wendy Greuel or Eric Garcetti accountable, the responsibility ultimately falls upon the struggling residents in CD 9, who will punish or reward these candidates by their votes (or lack thereof).”

Immigrants get help ■ Inglewood workshop to answer questions On May 4th as part of the New Americans Campaign, representatives from almost 100 immigrant organizations and foundations nationwide are convening in Inglewood for a workshop, and volunteers from these groups will answer citizenship questions, help fill out forms, and obtain fee waivers. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Faithful Central Bible Church, 321 N. Eucalyptus Ave., Inglewood. Assistance will be available in nine different languages. In L.A. County alone, there are more than 750,000 immigrants currently eligible for citizenship, who have not applied. These 750,000 Angelenos join a total of about 8.5 million legal permanent residents who are currently eligible for citizenship nationwide. In fact, only 8 percent of eligible immigrants naturalize every year. Why? Legal permanent residents face overwhelming barriers, including the incredibly complicated process, the $680 application fee, and diminishing access to English as a Second Language classes. They’ll support up to 500 aspiring citizens to take the next step closer to their American Dream.


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Homelessness, God & Me ■ The impatience of waiting BY GAIL CHOICE OW CONTRIBUTOR

You can never underestimate the power of prayer. And when you specifically ask Jesus to pray for you, get ready to be blessed. Problem is you want your prayers to be answered immediately. After all, Jesus is the Son of God. God listens to Him, right? But it didn’t happen immediately for me. I wanted off the street right then and there. I was diligently looking for blessings, jumping at everything that looked promising to me, hoping it was a blessing from God. As a result, it caused me a lot of heartache. While “waiting on the Lord,” I started thinking I should be proactive and look into shelters again. From the very beginning when I first realized I was bound for homelessness I started calling around looking for shelters for women. My nonprofit work was with organizations providing services for women in various stages of life. I reached out to these organizations and, amazingly, got no response. One organization told me that they didn’t have help for the working homeless. I wasn’t mentally ill, an alcoholic, drug addict, prostitute, or abused by a spouse, and I didn’t have any children. So rightfully, most of the available resources went to those categories of women who found themselves in a homeless situation. A well-meaning friend became very disgusted with me because I refused to lie to get into one of the shelters that provided for alcoholics and drug addicts. When you’re homeless, people think you should be desperate enough to try anything. Telling that lie would mean someone who really needed the service wouldn’t get it. Once I stayed with a friend for several nights after being invited in, but I knew it wasn’t a good idea. I didn’t feel welcomed. The second night I was there I had bad dreams from tracing my life seeing where I’d been wronged or where I had done wrong. I had no peace. The third night I started thinking about sui-

cide, and I must say it was amazingly seductive. A strange calmness came over me, and it seemed the right thing to do. I was a failure, and my life was over anyway. Then a still, small voice told me I wasn’t thinking godly thoughts. I snapped out of it, ran to my church the next day and asked for prayer. I wanted off the streets, but an unhappy situation or just settling for anything was not the answer. Finding shelter was a major task. I mistakenly thought I had to do something rather than just wait on God, believing that my prayer needed a little assistance. I searched until I did find a shelter that took women in from all stages of life. My first impression was, “God, are you serious?” Then I remembered God didn’t send me to that location. That was my plan. The very friendly staff member showed me around the house, which was in the process of being remodeled, but it was very small. When she started giving me the house rules, like you had to be in by 10 p.m., I took a look at the current inmates, or tenants, and asked the staff member if it was a transitional home for women getting out of prison? She said, “it’s for women in transition;” I said to myself “It’s for women getting out of prison.” Not that there is anything wrong with that. That’s a good thing, but not for me. As I rushed from the house, I looked to the heavens and said, “God I have never said ‘no’ to You directly, and I understand we’re all Your children, but if this is the best You can do for me, You might as well take me now.” Then I reminded myself again, this was my plan, not His. The holidays were approaching and I didn’t want to be on the street. It was October and I was desperate. It was getting cold, and the nights were getting longer. Then one day out of the blue I got an email from a friend asking me for a favor—to house-sit. That favor turned into three months of shelter, covering all the holidays, even the New Year and my birthday. I knew only God could make such an arrangement, and I learned a vital lesson about “waiting on the Lord.” Although I returned back to the streets after the holidays, my life was considerably better, and through the grace of God, new doors began to open. In my next article, my journey continues.

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Justice for Murdered Children holds breakfast fundraiser ■ Victims ranged from grade-school students to adults BY ADRIENNE JORDAN OW CONTRIBUTOR

In honor of National Crime Victim’s Rights Week (April 21-27), Justice for Murdered Children (JMFC) celebrated its third annual Children’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, April 27, in Carson. The organization was founded by Lawanda Hawkins after her only son Reggie and her sister were murdered. Feeling left out of the justice system, Hawkins started the organization in 1996. Hawkins wore a sweater with pictures of murdered victims made into it. Poster-size pictures of victims hung on the walls, and small ones were glued to a poster attached to the lectern. JFMC offers legal support, counseling, as well as educational services. Community members, relatives of murdered victims and political figures such as Carson Mayor Jim Dear supported the fundraiser. “Kids in Carson treat murder like it’s the thing to do,” said Dear. “We want to raise money for the organization so we can prevent this type of crime and heighten awareness.” Members of the NAACP and the local Girl Scouts Club were among the 50 or so who attended the event, which was held in a strip mall at 603 University Drive. According to Nelson Williams, a JFMC volunteer, “The organization is an opportunity to raise awareness about violence, and allow people to understand that it is OK to [feel like a] victim, and it’s OK to be afraid of retaliation if you choose to disclose and discuss details about a murder. We want people to know we are here to help.” Not all the victims were youths. They ranged from

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grade school-students to adults, including lawenforcement officers. Pictures of Boston bombing victims were included. Parents of murdered victims spoke at the event, including Carla Hansen, whose son, Carl Gibson Smith, was killed in 2003 while walking to his car on Tamarack Avenue and Kelso Street in Inglewood. Hansen said she suffered many sleepless nights and had thoughts of suicide after her son’s death, but with the support of Hawkins and the Justice for Murdered Children organization she was able to continue her life and eventually pursue and receive her master’s degree in management. Another victim, Linda Jay, a community activist, knew Hawkins years before her daughter Brittany Jay Phillips was killed, and was able to utilize the support from the JFMC, which eventually led to a guilty conviction of her daughter’s murderer. She emphatically expressed how relieved she was to finally receive justice for her daughter’s death, which allowed her the must-needed closure she sought. For more information on the organization, visit www.jfmc.org.

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Hollywood by Choice ■ Documentary: ‘Venus and Serena’ BY GAIL CHOICE OW CONTRIBUTOR

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Without a doubt Venus and Serena Williams are two of the most important women in the world of tennis to date. And coming to theaters on May 10, audiences will get an up close and personal look at their lives in the documentary “Venus and Serena.” As Douglas Robson of USA Today writes, “It would have been a tough sell in Hollywood: an eccentric father with no tennis background somehow plotting and predicting that his two youngest daughters, African American sisters just 15 months apart, would rise from the Southern California ghetto and sit atop the once lily-White tennis world. Perhaps Venus and Serena Williams have been so good for so long we forget how they got here. But what is arguably the greatest story in modern sports will soon be retold for a mass audience.”

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MAY 3 FORUM. Congresswoman Maxine Waters hosts a “Global Access Exporter Forum” at the Hawthorne Memorial Center, The Venus Room, 3901 W. El Segundo Blvd. Hawthorne, from 8:30am-noon. This event will be held in conjunction with Fred P. Hochberg, the chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). It will include industry, academic and government experts who will help local businesses get the inside knowledge needed to maximize their exporting opportunities and increase sales. Free. RSVP at www.exim.gov/gasb. ASK THE DOCTOR. Great Beginnings for Black Babies will offer participants an opportunity to “Ask the Doctor,” when Dr. Anjanette Hogan speaks during its Sister to Sister session beginning at 10am in the L.A. Care Family Resource Center, 3111 W. Century Blvd., Inglewood. Hogan will address common childhood illnesses and diseases, as well as the impact and effectiveness of vaccinations. Participants also will be allowed to ask questions. For more info (310) 677-7995. SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET. Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers will host its 34th annual awards and scholarship banquet at The Proud Bird Restaurant in the Tuskegee Airman’s Room, 11022 Aviation Blvd., L.A. This year the council will award more than $10,000 in scholarships to deserving graduating high schools seniors and incoming college freshmen pursuing engineering and science courses of study. For more info: (310)467-4977.

MAY 4 PANEL DISCUSSION. The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles’ “See Your Future” mentoring program sponsors a panel and program for single mothers and their sons to offer strategies for raising well-adjusted young men. “It Takes a Village” will be held at USC’s Marshall School of Business, Hoffman Hall,

When & Where | Book Reviews | Food Prophesied to be great by their father, raised against all the odds in a sport where they were ready to be shunned, the Williams sisters faced their aggressors with otherworldly regalia that allowed them to usher in a new wave for female and African American athletes everywhere. More than anything, the film shows just how close of a relationship Venus and Serena have and how important that relationship has been in molding each into the tennis player and woman they are today. Serena has always joked that she always wanted what Venus had, and that included wins, titles and Slams, but you realize quickly that Serena wasn’t kidding. “I was never the one that was supposed to be good,” Serena said. “I was never the one that was supposed to be a great player. But I was determined not to be a statistic. So that was the only reason I played tennis. I was a copycat, basically.” Through sheer domination, the Williams sisters have conquered the world of sports, tennis, fashion, and entertainment for well over a decade, and there looks to be no end in sight. You can get a deeper look at Venus and Serena’s lives in this newly released 3minute featurette: http://www.vibe.com/article/watchfirst-3-minutes-venus-and-serena-documentary. The first three minutes of the documentary grabs you with telling photos, interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the production. Visit http://www.magpictures.com/venusandserena/ for more information. On Wednesday, May 10, you can purchase tickets at an AMC Theaters near you. Check your local listings.

The documentary is described as an intimate documentary that takes us inside the lives of these tennis superstars during a year when debilitating injuries and life-threatening illness threatened to take them out of the game once and for all. Set against the 2011 and 2012 tennis seasons, directors Maiken Baird and Michelle Major attain a privileged intimacy with the sisters, and their inner circle of family members, trainers and friends, as they fight to get back on top. Venus says, “That was a tough year for us because we both got injuries, and so many issues. So seeing that is just motivating to see how much we’ve overcome and to make us stronger.”

The family reflects back on their history of breaking barriers and defying odds. The film doesn’t shy away from inquiring into delicate and sometimes controversial areas of the sisters’ personal and professional lives. Baird and Major interview other longtime observers of the Williams sisters—including John McEnroe, Chris Rock, President Bill Clinton, Anna Wintour and Gay Talese—who bring fresh perspectives on what Venus and Serena have achieved both on and off the tennis court. Whatever opinion you hold of the Williams sisters, you’ll come away with a deeper appreciation of what drives them to greatness.

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Survive in Today’s World.” This event provides health and wellness education and resources to the needy, low income families and all who participate. The event also includes free health screenings, goody bags, and healthy food samples.

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MAYORAL FORUM. Grassroots and faith leaders from across the city will present priorities and agenda for racial and economic justice to Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel and hear their responses, vision, and plans on key issues at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1751 E. 114th St., L.A. RSVP be calling (213) 384-7404.

BUSINESS WORKSHOP. Business Plan Writing 101 will teach you how to shape and form the fundamental areas of your business plan from 10am-1pm at ITT Technical Institute, 6101 W Centinela Ave., Suite 180, Culver City. Free. For info: (661) 621-4080.

READING AND PERFORMANCE. Betty Knight, Ph.D., reads excerpts from her book and performs the spoken word piece entitled “We Have the Spirit of Our Ancestors” at the home of artist Kathleen Atkins Wilson, 4006 Punta Alta Drive, L.A., from 1-4pm. This thought-provoking rendition reveals how destiny summoned Fredrick Douglass, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Barack Obama center stage. The book will be available for purchase at this event and is also available from her website at www.drbettymknight.com.

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JUNE 1 BENEFIT AUCTION. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Barnsdall Art Park Foundation, present EAT. DRINK. ART, a night to meet friends, socialize, and celebrate the creative process. Food trucks, wine tastings, music, and artist performances will be featured. The event will be held at 4800 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., from 8pm-midnight. General admission: $25 in advance; $50 at door (includes three drink tastings.) For info: (323) 6446269.

MAY 14 TAX WORKSHOP. PACE Business SourceCenter, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B, will host a workshop to give business owners an overview of federal tax rules and requirements related to operating a small business. The focus is on understanding what is legally required while also learning how to minimize tax obligations. Workshop held from 9am-noon. Free. For info: (213) 353-9400.

WALK-A-THON. Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California hosts the Inspiring Dreams Walk-a-Thon at Los Angeles Southwest College, 1600 W. Imperial Highway, L.A., beginning at 9:30am. Proceeds from the walk-a-thon will provide a camp experience for children with sickle cell disease. Register by May 1 to guarantee receipt of a official walk bracelet and souvenir bib; $25 per walker (13+); $20 per team walker; $10 per child (3-12); Under 2 yrs. free. For more info: (310) 693-0247.

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TOWNHALL. Join Assembly Member Steven Bradford and Next 10 for an interactive budget town hall meeting at Inglewood City Hall, One West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood from 11am1pm. Using the latest in audience-participation technology, attendees can decide how much should be spent on programs and where the money should come from. Preview the Next 10 California Budget Challenge at www.next10.org/challenge. Open to residents of Gardena, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lennox, El Segundo, Westchester/Playa, Marina del Rey, and Venice. Free parking is available at La Brea Avenue and Queen Street. Light refreshments will be served. For more information (310) 412-6400.

GOSPEL JAZZ. Holman UMC debuts Gospel Jazz music program in Leimert Park at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4305 Degnan Blvd.,, L.A. every third Wednesday at 7:30pm. Admission is $20. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Holman UMC at (323) 731-7285 or by coming to the church office at 3320 Adams Blvd.,, L.A. between 9:30am and 4:30pm.

AWARDS. Sisters At The Well Inc., hold its eighth annual “We See You Awards.” The award show highlights the achievements of women of color who show great leadership in the community and work extensively in public policy. The show is to be held at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. For more info (213) 210-9872.

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COMMUNITY BREAKFAST. The Holman United Methodist Church’s for South Los Angeles Homeless Transitional Age Youth program and foster care providers collaborate for the “First Interfaith Transitional Age Youth Matter Community Event Breakfast” at the church located at 3320 W. Adams Blvd., from 8:30-11:30am. Free. RSVP required, for more info: (310) 4007677.

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

MAYORAL FORUM. Los Angeles mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel will take part in “A Dialogue with Black LA (DWBLA)” at West Los Angeles College in the Fine Arts Complex, 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City. DWBLA is designed to bring Los Angeles’ Black community together to discuss how they can be a part of the new mayor’s agenda. Seating is limited. RSVP (310) 287-4200. Float Serve Volleyball (FSV) is hosting the “Mother’s Day Grass 2’s Volleyball Tourney” at Del Amo Park in Carson. There are

MAY 17 The Los Angeles Urban League Guild, will hold its annual “National Healthy Awareness Day” from 10am-3pm, at the Department of Water & Power Auditorium, 4030 Crenshaw Blvd., L.A. This years’ theme is “Coping With Stress and How to

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St., Carson, CA 90745 This business is conducted by Joint Venture 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/ Patrick V. Verayo, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 26, 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 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/13 CNS-2479517# OUR WEEKLY

File No. 2013084117 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Social Butterfly Academy, 839 E. Vi a Wa n d a , L o n g Beach, CA 90805, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Erica Binnum, 839 E. Via Wanda, Long Beach, CA 90805 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/ Erica Binnum, Director This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on April 24, 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 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/13 CNS-2478365# OUR WEEKLY

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

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

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 false is guilty of a crime.) S/ Norma T. Hollis, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 28, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Original 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/13 CNS-2469631# OUR WEEKLY

BULK SALES NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (U.C.C. 6101 et seq. and B & P 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. 008301-JK Notice is hereby given that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The names and addresses of the Seller/Licensee are: Kon Son Park and Young Mi Park, 2876 W. Alondra Blvd., Compton, CA 90220 The Business is known as: TONY’S COMMUNITY MARKET The names and addresses of the Buyer/Transferee are: Sanjohal Singh Multani and Balwinder Kaur, 2876 W. Alondra Blvd., Compton, CA 90220 As listed by the Seller/Licensee, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller/Licensee within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer/Transferee are: None The assets to be sold are described in general as: Furniture, fixtures, equipment tradename, goodwill, lease, leasehold improvement and are located at: 2876 W. Alondra Blvd., Compton, CA 90220 The kind of license to be transferred is: Off Sale General now issued for the premises located at: 2876 W. Alondra Blvd., Compton, CA 90220 The anticipated date of the sale/transfer is June 11, 2013 at the office of United Escrow Co., 3600 Wilshire Blvd., #913 Los Angeles, CA 90010.. The amount of the purchase price or consideration in connection with the transfer of the license and business, including the estimated inventory, is the sum of $850,000.00, which consists of the following: Checks deposited into escrow by buyer... $850,000.00 It has been agreed between the Seller/Licensee and the intended Buyer/Transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions Code, that the consideration for the transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dated: April 18, 2013 S/ Kon Son Park S/ Young Mi Park Seller/Licensee S/ Sanjohal Singh Multani S/ Balwinder Kaur Buyer/Transferee 5/2/13 CNS-2478321# OUR WEEKLY

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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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 060386 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Vape It Up!, 870 S. Myrt l e Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Patrick V. Verayo, 1993 E. Woodlyn Rd., Monrovia, CA 91104 Melvin Pagdilao, 428 W. 212th

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 060445 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LCW Communications, 4646 Don Lorenzo Dr. Ste. D, Los Angeles, CA 90008. Registered owner(s): Linda Walker, 4646 Don Lorenzo Dr. #D, 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 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 false is guilty of a crime.) S/ Linda C. Walker, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on March 26, 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 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/13 CNS-2479512# OUR WEEKLY

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 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913

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

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LEGAL NOTICES will receive formal proposals for: LOCAL, LONG DISTANCE, AND POINT-TO-POINT DATA CIRCUITS SERVICE TO THE CITY OF CARSON 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. P13-04 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.

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Each proposal 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 30th 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 purchase contract or rejection of the proposals as the Purchasing Manager/City Council may deem wise in her/its discretion. PROPOSALS RECEIVED AT 2:30 P.M. OR AFTER 2:30 P.M. WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE. It is the policy of the city of Carson to reject any proposal that is received late. Such proposal may be returned unopened. If you have any questions regarding this proposal, please call Robert Eggleston, Information Technology Manager at (310) 952-1734, ext. 1192. D AT E D T H I S 1 S T D AY O F MAY 2013

LEGAL NOTICES 701 E. Carson Street, Carson, California, 90745, before 3:00 p.m. on the 3rd day of June 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. An electronic version of this RFP response must be made available upon request from City of Carson staff after date of opening. PROPOSALS RECEIVED AT 3:00 P.M. OR AFTER 3:00 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 call Robert Eggleston, Information Technology Manager at (310) 952-1734. D ATED THIS 30 t h D AY OF APRIL 2013 CITY OF CARSON RUTH RODRIGUEZ PURCHASING MANAGER 5/2/13 CNS-2479916# 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: The printing of four (4) issues of the Community Services Guide and Carson R e p o rt C o m b i n a t i o n F l i p Book as described by City of Carson Bid Specification No. B13-05.

CITY OF CARSON RUTH RODRIGUEZ PURCHASING MANAGER 5/2/13 CNS-2479962# OUR WEEKLY CITY OF CARSON 701 E. CARSON STREET CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP NO. P13-05 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN T H AT T H EPurchasing Manager of the City of Carson will receive formal proposals for: ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) SYSTEM THAT IS PUBLIC SECTOR SPECIFIC as described by Request for Proposal No. P13-05

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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. B13-05 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 20th 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 bid as the Purchasing Manager/City Council may deem wise in her/its discretion. B I D S R E C E I V E D AT 2:30 P.M. OR AFTER 2:30 P.M. WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE. It is the policy of the City of Carson to reject any bids that are received late. Such bids may be returned unopened. If you have any questions regarding this bid, please contact Martha Ceja, Buyer, at (310) 952-1758, ext. 1231. DATED: THIS 29TH DAY OF APRIL 2013. CITY OF CARSON

0010 LEGAL NOTICES RUTH RODRIGUEZ PURCHASING MANAGER 5/2/13 CNS-2479724# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER FOR ABATEMENT CASE NO. 5937-1 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the South Coast Air Quality Management District Hearing Board will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013, in the Hearing Board Room, District Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California, to consider the issuance of an order for abatement against Anders A. Mojica, individually and dba FINE LINE BODY SHOP, INC., 738 E a s t 5 9 t h S t re e t , L o s Angeles, California 90001, for a Paint Spray Booth. A copy of the petition is available for inspection at the office of the Clerk of the Board, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California. Interested persons may attend and submit oral or written statements at the hearing. Bring eight (8) copies of any exhibits you wish to present at the hearing. Interested persons wishing to attend the hearing should notify the Clerk of the Board, (909) 396-2500, in order to be notified of any changes regarding the scheduling of the hearing. This notice and related documents are available in alternative formats to assist persons with disabilities. Further, disability-related accommodations, including aids or services, are available to individuals who want to attend or participate in the hearing. Please direct any requests to the Clerk of the Board as soon as possible at 909-396-2500 (for TTY, 909396-3560), or by e-mail at clerkofboard@aqmd.gov. DATED: April 30, 2013 SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT HEARING BOARD BY Altheresa Rothschild Deputy Clerk Transcriber 5/2/13 CNS-2474747# OUR WEEKLY

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.

0010 LEGAL NOTICES 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 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

TRUSTEE SALES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0050961 Doc ID #000979187022005N Title Order No. 11-0041318

0010 LEGAL NOTICES Investor/Insurer No. 97918702 APN No. 7343-002-053 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ALMA H CASYAO, A WIDOW, dated 02/08/2006 and recorded 2/17/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0365693, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 05/30/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21239 KINARD AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 907451414. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $634,732.04. 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

0010 LEGAL NOTICES on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0050961. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 09/23/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4382201 05/02/2013, 05/09/2013, 05/16/2013 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/13 CNS-2478750# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0078322 Doc ID #0008710609292005N Title Order No. 12-0140253 Investor/Insurer No. 6164385202 APN No. 7332015-063 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by OLIVIA D KLEIN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND ERNESTO DINGLAS, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 11/22/2006 and recorded 12/1/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2665528, 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 05/30/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22026 FIESEL AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 90745. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $533,512.06. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank

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LEGAL NOTICES 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. 12-0078322. 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: 12/18/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY,

LEGAL NOTICES N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4381053 05/02/2013, 05/09/2013, 05/16/2013 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/13 CNS-2476818# OUR WEEKLY Title No. 7019240 ALS No. 2012-5907 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT OF A LIEN, DATED SEPTEMBER 17, 2012. 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. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On May 16, 2013, at 9:00 AM, ASSOCIATION LIEN SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to a certain lien, recorded on September 20, 2012, as instrument number 20121412366, of the official records of Los Angeles County, California. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR A CASHIERS CHECK at: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766. The street address and other common designations, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1501 East Carson Street, Unit 11, Carson, California 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7326020-108 The owner(s) of the real property is purported to be: Jeff C. Jabusch, an unmarried man. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designations, 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 a note, homeowner’s assessment or other obligation secured by this lien, with interest and other sum as provided therein: plus advances, if any, under the terms thereof and interest on such advances, plus fees, charges, expenses of the Trustee and trust created by said lien. 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 $11,007.60. Payment must be in cash, a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state bank or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings & loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The real property described above is being sold subject to

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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 800280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-12-519593-JP . 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. 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. 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. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-12519593-JP IDSPub #0049395 5/2/2013 5/9/2013 5/16/2013 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/13 CNS-2476486# OUR WEEKLY

9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on February 29, 2008, as Inst. No. 20080355676, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by: Francisca De Vera, 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: 432 E. 211th Street, Carson, CA 90745-1305. 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: $398,552.22. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The Beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the County recorder’s office or a Title Insurance Company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a Court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee sale postponements be made

available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1378567-31. 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 17, 2013. (05/02/2013, 05/09, 05/16) R-429486 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/13 CNS-2474963# OUR WEEKLY

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: 04-25-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ROSAURA ARMENTA, 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 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800280-2832 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 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 and Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and 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. A-4378975 04/25/2013, 05/02/2013, 05/09/2013 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/13

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-09-318097-BL Order No.: 090701035-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-12-519593-JP Order No.: 120247727-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/9/2003. 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): ERIC MORRISON, A MARRIED MAN AND KATHRYN L MORRISON, A MARRIED WOMAN. Recorded: 9/17/2003 as Instrument No. 03 2737397 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 5/23/2013 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $209,204.63 The purported property address is: 20213 ENSLOW DRIVE, CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7381014-013 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 1378567-31 APN: 7334-016-024 TRA: 1020 LOAN NO. Xxxxxx4720 REF: De Vera, Francisca IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On May 22, 2013, at

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 734823CA Loan No. 5303735285 Title Order No. 3206-227486 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0512-2006. 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 0516-2013 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-01-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 1201018, , and as modified by the Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 02-10-2009, Book , Page , Instrument 20090180682 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: KENNETH L. WALKER, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS) SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, BC BANCORP, 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 to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: LOT 69 OF TRACT 29866, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 728, PAGES 59 TO 61 INCLUSIVE OF MAP, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $794,497.56 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 19628 ENSLOW DR CARSON, CA 90746 APN Number: 7321029-031 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other

LEGAL NOTICES CNS-2473631# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015012793 Title Order No.: 100801386 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 09/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 09/14/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2046114 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MAX A. SARMIENTO AND CORAZON B. SARMIENTO, 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: 05/15/2013 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: 22619 NEPTUNE AVE, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7333-008-027 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 $452,145.45. 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

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LEGAL NOTICES Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. 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. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-09318097-BL IDSPub #0049491 5/2/2013 5/9/2013 5/16/2013 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/13 CNS-2476733# OUR WEEKLY

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LEGAL NOTICES 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): MONICA L ROBINSON, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 10/27/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2387123 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 5/23/2013 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $301,011.87 The purported property address is: 23186 Colony Park Drive #186, Carson, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7329-047-050 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-09-318097-BL . 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

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LEGAL NOTICES the right of redemption. The redemption period within which real property may be redeemed ends 90 days after the sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may contact Priority Posting & Publishing for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit its website www.priorityposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property. 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 website. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The beneficiary of said Lien hereto 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. Date: April 19, 2013 Association Lien Services, as Trustee P.O. Box 64750, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 2072027 By: Caitlyn Takahashi, Trustee Officer P1035012 4/25, 5/2, 05/09/2013 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/13 CNS-2476742# OUR WEEKLY

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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 20100015012793. 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 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: 04/16/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4378989 04/25/2013, 05/02/2013, 05/09/2013 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/13 CNS-2473630# OUR WEEKLY

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 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

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-09-300862-BL . 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. 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. 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. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 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. TS No.: CA-09300862-BL IDSPub #0049051 4/25/2013 5/2/2013 5/9/2013 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/13 CNS-2472220# OUR WEEKLY

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 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

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: 7327-005-094 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 lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-09-300862-BL Order No.: 090524114-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): RON E CARTER AND MELODY A CARTER, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY Recorded: 12/28/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2879768 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 5/16/2013 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: $759,780.18 The purported property address is: 1212 E GLADWICK ST, CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7380002-034 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

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 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:

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 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


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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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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