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Out of this world: invading a literary genre ■ Authors discuss science fiction’s growing appeal BY GREGG REESE OW CONTRIBUTOR

Science fiction writer Hannibal Tabu doesn’t buy the popular concept that science fiction is a bastion for nerds or the socially inept, much like comic books, superhero culture, role-playing games, and other pursuits outside the mainstream. “From the hood rat with the thickest braids to the brainiest chess player from Pyongyang, everybody can find some element of wonder in stories of the fantastic,” Tabu says. A decade’s long aficionado of the field, Tabu points to the increased impact “sci-fi” has made on recent popular culture. To say that this is a genre reserved for pointy-headed devotees of the esoteric is, for him, nonsense. “It’s as evident from the billion-dollar box office take of ‘The Avengers’ to the recent story about a North Carolina lawmaker trying to mandate inclusion of science fiction in education to develop more creative thinkers,” he says in a reference to the medium’s potential as a stimulant for abstract thought. Tabu’s own plunge into the realm of the fantastic started when his mom, caught up in the frenzy swirling around the then just-released “Star Wars” in 1977, took her 4-year-old son to see that landmark “space opera.” “She ultimately took me to see it 40 times, and I’ve probably seen it 1,100 times since then,” he remembers. The mark of a true classic, be it music, drama, or the visual arts, is longevity, and Tabu, like legions of others, was swept up in the cultural phenomenon of George Lucas’ mega-franchise. This awakening launched a passion lasting throughout his journey from his native Illinois through maturity in Tennessee and Washington State, and completion of a degree in creative writing from USC. Today, Tabu is a true renaissance man, profi-

cient as a web designer, poet, published novelist, newspaper editor, graphics artist, and comic book collector par excellence. Every Wednesday, he selects titles to review in his weekly column, “The Buy Pile” at Comic Book Resources (www.comicbookresources.com/?page=column&id=20). In terms of his life-long zeal for “sci-fi,” the emotions stirred up by his initial viewing of “Star Wars” continue to sustain the attraction that fueled his imagination as a child of color in Memphis. “… it promised a finer world, one with hope and promise; one a long way from growing up in the shadow of the Lorraine Motel (site of Martin Luther King’s demise) and Graceland (Elvis Presley’s estate),” he continues. “The clean lines of star destroyers, the visual crispness of phalanxes of storm troopers; the authoritative baritone of James Earl Jones …. I’ve been hooked ever since.” Spawning the seeds of creativity Science fiction has served as an inspiration for a wide range of the reading public, and particularly the scientific community. The adventure literature of Jules Verne, especially “From the Earth to the Moon,” “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” and “Around the World in Eighty Days,” stimulated the imaginations of pioneers in space travel, submarine and deep-sea exploration, and the first steps towards manned flight. The emergence of cinema as a medium prophesying societal change has also been profound in recent years, with “Rollerball” (1975) and “Blade Runner” (1982) being prime examples. This potential for sparking the seed of innovation is not lost on governments seeking an edge in international competition. Recent history includes the 1980 consortium of astronauts, engineers, military personnel, and writers assembled to consult with President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) “Star Wars” program, and the Department of Homeland Security’s commissioning of a group of “sci-fi” writers (dubbed “SIGMA”) to serve as advisers on technological applications for future security in the on-going “war on terror.” Tabu offers another example: “(Science fiction and horror) writer Neil Gaiman was invited by the Chinese government to keynote a literary festival

focused on fantasy and science fiction. Once he’d cashed the check and made sure travel was secured, he asked why they invited him. The Chinese official pulled out an iPhone and said something like they could imitate, but they couldn’t innovate, and part of why was because they hadn’t opened themselves up to possibility. They’re serious about it now, and science fiction is part of that. That’s no accident.” “Since the first scimitars sliced across the Sahara, since the first anchors fell off the West African coast, we in particular have wanted to escape from the brutal realities of this tedious world,” believes Tabu. “Science fiction offers the concept of freedom in terms yet to be imagined by even the most powerful among us: A way out. What could be more attractive to a populace in chains, both virtual and material?” Those interested in Tabu’s take on the fantastic and other worldly can purchase his novel “The Crown: Ascension” from Amazon.com. In it, he ponders the question of how a 20-something-year-old everyman can pursue a relationship with a woman thousands of years his senior. Throw in some African mythos, a good mix of fight scenes, suspense, paranormal enchantment, and technological swashbuckling, and you have an enthralling tale. Tabu regularly expounds on the fantastic and other things that interest him on his personal website, www.operative.net. The formula for imagination For some future storytellers, the germ of creativity is spawned by childhood illness, which might include forced isolation and the opportunity to cultivate a fertile imagination. Filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese suffered from polio and asthma, respectively, in their childhoods, prohibiting full participation in comparatively “normal” youthful pursuits like athletics. For them, this imposed seclusion nurtured a refuge in the alternative realities of the theater and cinema. New York native Tony Puryear shares a similar background of isolated youth. Taking a cue from his artist

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parents, Puryear filled the void with a regime of drawing and trips to the cultural smorgasbord that only exists in a city like New York. He absorbed the vibrations of these museums and other bastions of high- and low-brow culture, however. His parents, like most of that generation, took a dim view of comic books, considering them a corrupting influence at best. “I bought them anyway, hid them, loved them,” he remembers. Comics became a significant inspiration for Puryear’s (and a host of other aspiring creators) fledgling artistic efforts. “Jack Kirby, Jack Kirby and Jack Kirby,” he said quickly offering up his paramount inspiration. “Any pantheon of 20th-century masters that includes Louis Armstrong, Frank Lloyd Wright, Hemingway, Picasso and Chaplin has to include Kirby.” Unlike the numerous kids who grow out of their youthful infatuations, Puryear crafted a career out of these artistic pursuits as an advertising executive (working under future superstar novelist James Patterson), then as a director of music videos for the emerging Hip Hop genre. A Disney Minority Writers’ Fellowship brought him to Hollywood in 1990, and four years later he hit pay dirt with the script for “Eraser,” a tale inspired by the “Wise-Guy” stories about the inherent corruption within the Witness Protection Program he’d heard about as a bartender while attending college at Brown University. “I thought, yeah, but what if there was a special guy, an incorruptible super-marshal? One who’d protect you no matter what?” This yarn was made into a 1996 sci-fi action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vanessa L. Williams. His recent efforts include the graphic novel “Concrete Park,” which he describes as “a sprawling, sci-fi epic, created by my wife, actress Erika Alexander, her brother, Robert and me.” Even with their successful track records, the path towards “greenlighting” a project in the perilous entertainment field is, at best, an iffy proposition. Alexander, a show biz veteran with some 46 acting credits under her belt, attests to this uphill struggle. “I wish I could say being a showbiz veteran and well-known actress makes it easier to be a writer, Black, White or otherwise,” she says. “That is not the

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Butler’s brilliant career was cut short by a freak accident when she sustained a head injury and died after falling in her home in 2006 at the age of 58.

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Samuel R. Delany Born into a prominent Harlem family, Delany published his first science fiction novel at 20 years old, and continues his prolific output some 50 years later. Along the way, he has been awarded the Nebula Award (annually given to outstanding works of fantasy and science fiction published in the United States by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) four times, two Hugo Awards (awarded by the World Science Fiction Society), and induction into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002. A literary critic and professor (at Temple University) as well as a writer, this openly gay author is notable for his frank discussion of

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Despite the conviction of some Hollywood gatekeepers that Black folks don’t see themselves in the future (which prompted the husband-and-wife creative team of Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander to launch “Concrete Park” on the Dark Horse comic label), Black speculative fiction has a significant history containing some intriguing chestnuts. No less a personage than W.E.B. DuBois penned several stories, including “The Comet” (1920), which centers on a bank employee of color trapped in a vault when a comet kills the entire population of New York. Shortly afterwards came “The Conjure Man Dies” (1930), which is a proper detective novel with elements of sci-fi thrown in. Other notable writers are listed

below. By no means a comprehensive list, this is as good a place to start as any: Octavia E. Butler Generally acknowledged as the grand dame of science fiction, this Pasadena, Calif.-native holds the distinction of being the first science fiction writer to win the prestigious MacArthur “genius” fellowship in 1995. Butler overcame a childhood afflicted with dyslexia and an almost pathological shyness by toiling at pedestrian jobs, including dishwasher while honing her craft. She developed a style infusing African spiritualism with fantastic stories set in historical backgrounds, exemplified by the 1979 tome “Kindred,” in which a contemporary Black woman is transported back to the antebellum South.

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Clinical trials set for breakthrough sickle cell gene therapy technique ■ Using the patients’ own bone marrow BY LISA FITCH OW CONTRIBUTOR

When you think sickle cell disease, you think of a crippling, painful, life-shortening disease that affects some in the Black community. And when you think stem cell research, you think of the controversy and the drama that surrounded President Barack Obama when he repealed a Bush-era policy limiting federal tax dollars for embryonic stem cell research. Obama signed that executive order in 2009. Well, the two worlds have met, but it’s really not as controversial as it might seem. “Not all stem cell research involves the creation, use, or destruction of human embryos,” Donald Kohn, M.D., a professor of pediatrics and microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics in the life sciences said. “Bone marrow has a specific type of stem cell,” Kohn said. “Not like the embryonic ones that all the controversy is about. These are adult stems cells.” Kohn led researchers at UCLA’s Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research in successfully establishing a method of using hematopoietic (blood-producing) stem cells from the bone marrow of patients with sickle cell disease to treat their own disease. The breakthrough gene therapy technique for sickle cell disease is scheduled to begin clinical trials by early 2014. Prior approaches to treating sickle cell disease involved finding a matched bone marrow donor. Because the markers used in matching are inherited, patients are more likely to match someone from their

own ancestry. Thousands of patients with sickle cell, blood cancers and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a match to save their life. This program has been operated by the National Marrow Donor Program for more than 25 years and has been helping patients receive life-saving transplants. The Be The Match Registry encourages African Americans to join at http://bethematch.org/join, because there aren’t enough donors for Blacks. Doctors request donors in the 18-44 age group 90 percent of the time to help patients with sickle cell; blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma; and other life-threatening diseases. The new UCLA therapy involves extracting the patient’s own hematopoietic (blood-producing) stem cells from their bone marrow, then introducing an anti-sickling gene into those cells to capitalize on the self-renewing potential of stem cells and create a continual source of healthy red blood cells that do not sickle. This approach does not rely on finding a donor, or risking rejection of donor cells. “Clinical trials are needed,” Kohn said. “We are engineering cells and putting in a new copy of a beta globin gene—part of hemoglobin, which is the main protein in red blood cells that carry oxygen around.” “People with sickle cell have inherited a version of the beta globin gene that has a mistake in it,” Kohn explained. “That abnormal hemoglobin makes red cells become stiff and sickle-shaped when their oxygen is low.” The brittle, sickle-shaped cells have a harder time flowing through the patient’s narrow capillaries. Repeated episodes of sickling damage the cell membrane and decrease the cell’s elasticity. Healthy red

Carson tires of waiting for Shell Oil to clean up housing tract ■ City declares emergency BY MERDIES HAYES OW CONTRIBUTOR

The Carson City Council this week took the unusual step of declaring a “condition of local emergency” over toxic contamination in the Carousel housing tract which sits above an abandoned Shell Oil tank farm. City officials want the oil giant to either completely clean up the site, buy and tear down the homes, or provide monetary restitution to homeowners. Residents north of Lomita Boulevard between Avalon Boulevard and Main Street have reported since 2009 that benzene, methane and other raw petroleum byproducts have been seeping up through the concrete, caustic fumes have overwhelmed their

interiors, fouled their water, made their pets sick and poisoned their gardens because of toxic materials left over after Shell sold the land in the late 1960s to the developer of the 285-home tract. Soil tests as late as 2011 found already elevated amounts of poisonous chemicals have reached dangerous levels and continue to encroach within each residential parcel. In March, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board completed residential sampling and found that 93 percent of the homes were contaminated. In the spring of 2012, Shell undertook a pilot program to replace topsoil with fresh dirt at 10 homes, but attorneys for the homeowners contend that the multinational firm stalled cleanup activities when it demanded proof from homeowners that indoor air was being polluted by leftover protochemicals. “It is high time the city forces Shell’s hand,” said environmental activist Erin Brokovich, who attended

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blood cells typically live 90-120 days, but sickle cells only survive 10-20 days. Symptoms vary from person to person, but the disease often causes pain, problems breathing and over time, strokes or progressive kidney problems that can lead to death in patients before they reach age 50. “Our hope is that we can provide a treatment which can give patients a better and longer life,” Kohn said. The prevalence of the disease in the U.S. is approximately one in 500 African American children, according to the National Institutes of Heath. Three quarters of sickle-cell cases occur in Africa. The disease is prevalent in malaria-stricken areas, where people’s chances of survival actually increase if they carry the sickle-cell trait. Test tube chemistry in the laboratory so far suggests that an engineered version of beta globin can

prevent the SCD patient’s red cells from sickling. As a result, you would think SCD sufferers would be lining up to participate in upcoming clinical trials. But historically, African Americans have shied away from medical trials. There’s a history there. A mistrust. A communication issue. Kohn hopes that the communication issue is waning. A stem cell transplant process was highlighted recently, when Good Morning America host Robin Roberts announced she was undergoing this type of procedure to treat her myelodysplastics syndromes (MDS). Her sister was her donor. Clinical trials are medical research studies used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are safe and effective. The Food and Drug Administration considers the results from clinical trials in approving a drug or treatment. Once approved, the therapy becomes available for doctors to prescribe to patients.

Monday evening’s Council meeting. “How long should the residents wait for Shell to take responsibility? Do they have to wait for more people to become ill . . . for more children to be sickened? There is a considerable risk factor here for a deadly explosion.” The majority vote prompted raucous applause from the overflow crowd, a possible watershed moment for residents who filed a lawsuit last year against Shell. Some of the plaintiffs are the original owners of the ranch-style homes built when the city was incorporated in 1968. Two years ago, Shell requested the city inform residents to limit their contact with the soil, not to grow or eat fruit and vegetables on their land and to even consider moving. “The city of Carson is in this battle, and we’re in the battle to win,” said Carson Mayor Jim Dear. “People have asked, ‘Mayor Dear when is the city going to help us? How long will we have to tolerate this?’ The action tonight will let our residents know that we fully intend to hold Shell accountable.” Shell was ordered in 2011 by the water control board, the agency overseeing the process, to clean up the site, but the company reported it detected no contaminants and that they would not have a plan for remedy until 2014. Shell officials said Monday that methane gas poses no safety hazard to the neighborhood, despite its high concentrations in the soil, and emphasized that regulators have found “no imminent

health risk” in the community. Shell spokesman Alan Caldwell said the firm was “disappointed” that the city declared an emergency, saying the vote won’t solve anything. “We have always been in favor of expediting the testing and cleanup process, as we take the protection of Carousel residents and the environment seriously,” Caldwell said. Though the Council vote has no legal standing to sway Shell’s future action, it does allow for Gov. Jerry Brown and other state officials to demand an immediate cleanup. Councilwoman Lula Davis-Holmes said residents have reached a tipping point in the ongoing battle to restore their quality of life. “When someone tells me they can’t allow their children to play in the soil, you don’t have to do anymore testing for me,” she said. “You’re telling us to tell our residents that their children can’t go outside? That’s why people buy homes.” Capitol Hill has taken notice as well. In a statement, Congresswoman Janice Hahn (D-44) announced her support of the city’s action, calling the situation “shameful.” “Families deserve to live in an environment where the quality of air in their homes is breathable, water in their pipes potable, and soil in their yard places no restrictions on their children’s, grandchildren’s or even their pet’s play.”


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A 28-year-old deputy who worked patrol in the Palmdale Sheriff ’s Station made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges of rape and bribery involving women who were pulled over for supposed traffic violations. Jose Rigoberto Sanchez, a seven-year veteran of the force, was ordered to remain jailed in lieu of $1.5 million bail while awaiting arraignment Aug. 7 in Los Angeles Superior Court on 11 felony counts. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to life in prison, according to the district attorney’s office. Sanchez was arrested Monday at his home on suspicion of raping a woman and soliciting bribes from her and another woman while on duty nearly three years ago, the sheriff ’s department reported. He is charged with two counts of soliciting a bribe and one count each of kidnapping to commit another crime, rape by fear or duress, rape under color of authority, sexual penetration by a foreign object, sexual penetration under color of authority, sodomy by fear or duress, sodomy under color of authority, oral copulation by fear or duress and oral copulation under color of authority. The charges follow an extensive investigation by the district attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division and involve traffic stops of two female motorists. All but one of the counts involve a woman in her 20s who was stopped Sept. 22, 2010. John C. Taylor, an attorney for the alleged rape vic-

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tim, contends she was pulled over by the deputy, under the pretext of investigating an outstanding warrant, after she had stopped briefly at a local gas station. “He asked for no registration, made inappropriate remarks and requests, and placed her in the back of his marked sheriff ’s unit,” Taylor alleged. “He then drove her into the desert and raped her.” Afterward, the attorney contends, Sanchez drove her back to her own car and followed as she drove home. “She reported the rape within a day,” Taylor said. “The ease and comfort with which the deputy moved her around leads us to believe there are other victims out there. We are asking those women to come forward.” The attorney said the past several years had been “extremely frightening for her—because of the attack and the fact that the deputy knew where she lived.” He said his client “is relieved now that he’s locked up. “She’s suffering tremendous emotional damages.” Two nights later, Sanchez pulled over another woman on suspicion of driving under the influence and allegedly solicited a bribe in the form of sexual activity, according to the district attorney’s office. A six-month investigation into a 2010 incident began with a tip from an informant and the case was turned over to the district attorney’s office in January 2011, authorities said. Sanchez was relieved of duty with pay in 2010 and without pay starting Monday, when he was arrested, officials said. In another incident, a Los Angeles police officer charged in May with luring two young girls to his

delay for one year the implementation of the business portion of the Affordable Care Act. This means that individuals who work for employers with 50 or more employees would not be able to secure health insurance through their jobs. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) noted that “of those who would otherwise have obtained employment-based coverage, roughly half will be uninsured (in 2014).” The CBO also estimates that about half of the 1 million workers who would have gained employersponsored coverage next year will now obtain insurance through the health exchanges or via public programs including Medicaid.

Golf tournament helps scholarship fund ■ AKAs raises money for education The Pearl Foundation, an affiliate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Theta Alpha Omega Chapter, which has been dedicated to providing scholarships to college-bound students since 1992, will hold its annual charity golf tournament Aug. 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Navy Destroyer Golf Course in Cypress, Calif. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the foundation’s scholarship fund and its Emerging

Young Leaders program, which targets underserved middle and high school youth in the Long Beach area. In addition to the tournament, the event will feature a Hole-in-One contest for a 2014 Lexus as well as other competitions and award presentations. The cost to enter is $125 in advance and $145 at the door. The golf course is located at 5660 Orangewood Ave. For information, contact (888) 614-9913 or info@thepearlfoundation.net.

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home pleaded no contest to sexually molesting one girl and attempting to molest the second child, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Miguel Angel Schiappapietra Jr., also 28, is expected to be sentenced to three years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender when he returns on Sept. 6 for sentencing before Judge Michael Abzug. He pleaded no contest on Tuesday. The six-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police

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Department was arrested in May after two girls, both under the age of 10, told detectives that Schiappapietra sexually molested them. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit investigated the case. Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Sparagna, with the Justice System Integrity Division, said the deputy entered his plea before Judge Edmund Clarke, who allowed him to remain free on bail.

10th United in Peace Day held at Magic Johnson Park ■ Hundreds come out in honor of Trayvon Martin Hundreds of people turned out for the 10th annual United in Peace Day Sunday at Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park in Watts. Billed as a multi-city day, the event included political and community representatives from Carson, Compton, Gardena, Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, and Paramount as such noted officials as Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Sheriff Lee Baca, Compton Mayor Aja Brown and the Nation of Islam’s Minister Tony Muhammand. Participants were treated to entertainment at a concert featuring jazz legend Stanley Clark along

with Kam, Project Blowed, Medusa, Overdoz, and AKNU. Big Boy of radio station Power 106 Big Boy was the MC. A peace ride, featuring a parade of low-rider cars, preceded the concert. The goal of the event, which was coordinated by United in Peace, which is a multi-ethnic, multi-faith grass-roots coalition and movement in greater Los Angeles, was to bring together people of different cultures, creeds and interests to start a legitimate peace movement in greater Los Angeles. The group’s focus is to direct more people’s attention and energy toward a universal concept most everyone can agree is right—namely, peace. To view some of the Peace Day event, see video at www.ourweekly.com.


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private collaboration in building new developments nationwide. “Our organization has for more than 20 years assisted residents in improving their quality of life from education, healthcare, public safety and foster care,” said Jung Hee Choi, Community Coalition director of communications. Donovan was on hand to thank Metro, the city of Los Angeles, the state of California and the developers and nine financing partners for the completion and occupancy of 92 apartments, which are part of

the transit-oriented site built to reduce traffic and increase Metro ridership. The development opened in May 2012 and is designated as affordable housing, particularly for commuters there because each resident received a free Metro pass when they moved in. “We are celebrating this model that the rest of the country should be looking to,” Donovan continued. “Putting housing close to transit is part of President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan.” Phase Two at the site will begin construction in December to include 84 additional apartments as well as retail and commercial space to enhance overall land use and economic development. Metro has owned the land for years, but with the new efforts to partner private and public entities, developers will build the addition at their own expense. Metro will then have ground lease and retail sales percentage revenue based on the fair market value of the property. In turn, these amounts are reportedly reinvested

in eligible transportation projects throughout the county. “These apartments will be affordable for not only the first family that moves in, but also for future generations as well,” Donovan said. The Climate Action Plan is designed to cut carbon pollution by having domestic developers construct buildings that are more energy efficient, as well as directing the Environmental Protection Agency to work closely with states, industry and other stakeholders to establish carbon pollution standards for new power plants (such as those under construction in the Antelope Valley), and sets a goal to reduce carbon pollution by at least 3 billion metric tons cumulatively by 2030. Former 9th District Councilwoman Jan Perry, now the interim head of the city new Economic Development Department, attended the meeting.

the landmark film “Blade Runner,” the “Transformers” franchise (Easton is a writer on the spin-off, slated to be released on Discovery’s Hub cable channel) and the Catholic history of his native Baltimore. Easton offers his own take on the specific appeal science fiction has for minority audiences. “First off, the method of unifying the African Diaspora to combat generations of colonialism, selfhate and mis-education is to unravel the psychological bondage caused by our geographic displacement throughout history,” he says. “There are any number of science-fiction novels that discuss the nature of colonial mistreatment of native populations . . . .” The blockbuster film series “Underworld,” now in its fourth incarnation, is another scenario with roots in the experiences faced in contemporary life. The germ of this saga came from events in the life of writer Kevin Grevioux, who also appears as a werewolf henchman in the films. With a degree in microbiology (from Howard University, where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha) and graduate work in genetic engineering, Grevioux tapped into his academic background in the pursuit of his creative endeavors. “Since I majored in microbiology, I try to use some of it in my work,” he explains. “By that I mean, where some things in horror make use of mysticism,” he continues, “I like to twist it around and base it on science instead.” The plot line for “Underworld,” hinges on a vam-

pire played by Kate Beckinsale, who is attracted to Scott Speedman, a man bitten by a werewolf and thus infected by the Lycan virus. This in turn, aggravates the centuriesold feud between vampires and werewolves, especially Beckinsale, whose family was slaughtered by the Lycans. Grevioux remembers the factors that motivated his original concept/premise, which also borrows from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” “It was an amalgam of various things,” he says. “Interracial dating. A love for monsters. And looking at what hadn’t been done in cinema before. “What ‘Underworld’ is, at its core, is an analogy for race relations. White vs. Black. Master vs. former slave. And how the conflict has evolved over the centuries. So I took that and replaced the two sides with monsters of lore and the rest is history.” The possibility of indirectly examining civilization’s more unpalatable facets is one reason why science fiction has attracted such pre-eminent storytellers like Rod Serling, who used the genre to skirt the restraints of television censorship in the 1950s. Themes such as ethics, gender, intolerance, racism, sexism, and the pains of technological advancement may thus be explored at a distance, clinically.

“Sci-fi will always be a metaphor for the things that ail us as a society,” Grevioux believes. Future projects in the works for Grevioux include a re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s gothic tome, “Frankenstein,” initially in comic form, and now a major motion picture featuring Aaron Eckhart in the title role.

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Tananarive Due is currently a Southern California resident, along with her equally talented writer husband Steven Barnes.

separation anxiety, along with incest and rape. Hopkinson is currently on the faculty at UC Riverside teaching creative writing.

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Nalo Hopkinson A native Jamaican and longtime resident of Canada, Hopkinson’s writing is steeped in her Afro-Caribbean background while exploring the stresses of alienation and multiculturalism. Her first novel, “Brown Girl in the Ring” (1998), won the John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction writer, and weaves primordial ceremonies with urban turmoil and modern innovations. This was followed by “Midnight Robber” (2000), which infuses Trinidadian culture with the Yorùbá traditions carried over in the African migration. Other elements involve both inter-dimensional and trans-universal travel, cultural division,

Colson Whitehead Whitehead built upon the legacy of Octavia Butler when he received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002. A Brooklyn native and Harvard graduate, class of 1991, he is the recipient of scores of accolades, including a Dos Passos Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a position as a lecturer at Princeton University. “The Intuitionist (1999)” is set in an indeterminate time frame, with Afro-futurism and integration among its central themes. Much of the story revolves around elevators serving the skyscrapers of a major city, which provide the metaphor of social elevation of Black people.

■ In town visiting the new Westlake/MacArhur Park station BY OW STAFF

The Los Angeles Community Coalition this week hosted Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. In town to visit the new Metro Westlake/MacArthur Park subway station, he declared that “… it takes a village to build a village.” Donovan was referencing the new trend of public-

Science fiction from COVER STORY page 3 case. Writing is a tough racket and good writing is a back-breaking, lonely task,” she laments. Her husband agrees. “I made “Buck Rogers” into a thriller for (legendary producer) Jerry Bruckheimer,” he notes. “That script is still in development hell.” Reality spawns fantasy Many purveyors of speculative fiction use their own backgrounds as launch pads for their yarns into the unknown. Brandon Easton, whose credits include writing for the animated series “Thundercats,” used his Catholic background as a key plot device in his acclaimed graphic novel “Shadowlaw,” set in the year 2353. In this scenario, the church is the principle governing body opposing a demonic vampire force sowing the seeds of political revolt. Far removed from the Gothic tradition commonly associated with the typical vampire yarn, its influences include

sexuality and critiques of society at large. Tananarive Due Florida native and Northwestern University graduate, Due has written in a variety of genres including a nonfiction account of the Civil Rights Movement, a mystery series collaboration with actor Blair Underwood, and a fictionalized narrative of beauty entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker. The realm of speculative fiction, however, where she is most notable, is especially for her African Immortals series featuring an undying Ethiopian cult.

Glimpses of a Black Cinema “I went to see a movie of the future called ‘Logan’s Run.’ There ain’t no n****rs in it. I said, “Well, White folks ain’t planning for us to be here.” —Richard Pryor on the absence of Blacks in science fiction movies. In Black music, there are several prominent examples of musicians with sci-fi concerns (see Afro-futurism side bar online at www.ourweekly.com). In spite of the seemingly concerted effort by the powers-that-be to exclude people of color, there have been notable examples of an African presence in speculative fiction. In cinema, “Son of Ingagi” (1940) is of historical interest with its largely Black cast, although the story line is more in keeping with the horror field. Nearly two decades later, “The World, the Flesh and the Devil” (1958) stands out because it starred (and was co-produced) by Harry Belafonte, making it the first sci-fi film starring a Black character. The seminal space-age prophet and avant-garde pianist Sun Ra made a celluloid splash in 1974 with the 85-minute curiosity “Space Is the Place,” with a story line as bizarre as any concieved by oddball auteur Tim Burton. Ra and his cohorts land their spaceship in the middle of Oakland where he urges the populace to recognize the folly of their earthbound ways and relocate to a new planet via the transformative mode of music. In the process, he engages a villainous pimp-overlord in a game of cards to decide the fate of the Black race. Those curious about these and other atypical tidbits of speculative Africana are encouraged to visit the website of the Carl Brandon Society, a specialized group within the general science fiction community “dedicated to addressing the representation of people of color in the fantastical genres such as science fiction, fantasy and horror,” according to its mission statement. Other websites of note include: www.africanamericansciencefiction.com, http://afrofantasy.wordpress.com, www.blackscifi.com, www.blacksciencefictionshowcase.com, http://blacksciencefictionsociety.com, http://blacksciencefiction.wordpress.com, http://blackspeculativefiction.tumblr.com, www.carlbrandon.org, and http://octaviabutler.org/


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Christian conglomerate strives to employ a struggling community ■ Recycling Kingdom Dollars births businesses for those in need BY JULIANA NORWOOD ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR

After graduating with from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in public administration and a minor in Africana studies, Janel Buycks faced an issue that is becoming more and more common, she couldn’t find a job. Buycks spent five years working jobs on and off, and interviewing with staffing agencies with no real success. “I knew that I was qualified to fill these positions, and sometimes even overqualified. I was becoming a

statistic, and after five years it started to become very disheartening,” she said. But, throughout her struggle, her faith in God’s plan never waned. “Because God is love, I believe that by loving people, their hearts will be touched and they will recognize that God is real,” she said. As a result of Buycks’ passion for helping others, she founded Recycling Kingdom Dollars, LLC, a Christian conglomerate that was set to “bring forth the Kingdom of God by way of establishing multiple businesses that will service and provide job opportunities for His people.” Under the organization, Buycks launches a new business each year in order to do her part in creating jobs in the African American community. Above & Beyond Staffing Agency, a subsidiary of

President lays out strategy for more middle-class jobs ■ Rebuilding infrastructure, simplifying tax code and more cited BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

Speaking in an address that lasted just a little more than 30 minutes before a audience at the Chattanooga, Tenn., Amazon fulfillment plant, President Barack Obama laid out what he called a framework and a national strategy “to make sure that every single person who’s willing to work hard in this county has a chance to succeed in the 21st-century economy.” Speaking on Tuesday, Obama called that national strategy a better bargain for the middle class. The president also assailed the Republican Party for its obstructionist ways during his early attempts to pass legislation such as the American Jobs Act. The president highlighted five ways to create more

Parking of cars for sale along streets banned ■ County move affects several communities Los Angeles County has banned the parking of cars for sale along more streets in unincorporated communities. Prohibiting the use of street parking for sales

“good jobs”: Rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure; investing in the manufacturing sector so that companies will keep jobs in America as well as offering tax credits to communities hard-hit by plant closings; building on a innovative manufacturing pilot program that connects universities, federal agencies and businesses to develop centers of high-tech industries; investing in energy sources such as wind, solar and natural gas; exporting more; and challenging the private sector to do more to hire the 4 million long-term unemployed. Additionally, Obama called on American firms to improve the quality of jobs for their workers, including offering training programs, healthcare, retirement plans and paying better wages. The president also talked about simplifying the corporate tax code and using the money generated for a significant investment increasing middle-class jobs. along stretches of Florence-Firestone, East Rancho Dominguez, El Camino Village, Lennox and other unincorporated communities will reduce blight, increase opportunities for small businesses and promote public safety, according to the county. It also reduces the possibility of customers getting sold unreliable or even dangerous cars without a legitimate vehicle history report that confirms that the car’s title is clean and the odometer reading is accurate. Streets that have been added to the list include 83rd Street in Florence-Firestone, the south side of 83rd Street between Lou Dillon Avenue and Alameda 85th Street in Florence-Firestone and Butler Avenue in East Rancho Dominguez. The signs will be posted along the block and will indicate that the sale of vehicles along the entire block is prohibited. For a complete list of additional streets please visit: http://file.lacounty.gov/bos/supdocs/77768.pdf

September 27 & 28, 2013 Recycling Kingdom Dollars (RKD), is an intense training program that strives to empower individuals to become effective in the workplace and to be successful in the world. The free program invites individuals to participate in courses and workshops that cover specific skill-set training, customer-service etiquette, and overall career readiness. Above and Beyond stands apart from other staffing agencies in that participants undergo background checks, have access to youth services, and the organization specifically works to prepare and place individuals recently released from prison, in the work force. Despite Buycks’ good intentions, she admits that getting people to participate in the program has been her biggest struggle. “It’s a free program. It’s a 60-hour course, but we put a lot of stress on customer-service etiquette. Bad customer service is a pet peeve of mine,” she continued. “But, when you think that some of these people have been unemployed for a month, or a year, or more, 60 hours doesn’t seem like very much. It’s real-

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ly a shock to me,” said Buycks. The program hasn’t been able to hold a course since February as a result of falling far below the minimum turnout of 25 people, but Buycks has faith that the upcoming application day on Aug. 7, at Los Angeles Southwest College will yield good numbers. There will be two sessions, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 13 p.m. Those interested are encouraged to come dressed in professional/business casual attire with California ID or drivers license, Social Security card, and resume. Contact Candi Lawrence at (323) 2834127 for more information. The next course is slated to begin in September. “The community is struggling and I have to do my part to help,” said Buycks. “Of course, I would have preferred a 9-to-5 job, but that is not what God intended. From getting out there in 2009 and starting from nothing, to still be going today, even with the struggles, is our biggest accomplishment.” Buycks also has intentions of running a nonpartisan campaign for governor of California in the 2015 election, hoping to implement change on the state level. In the near future, Imitators of God Foundation— Buycks’ first nonprofit venture on a mission to empower people to become self-sufficient through the application of biblical principle—has partnered with the WNBA’s L.A. Sparks to host a game and Gospel night Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Staples Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The post-game concert features Erica Campbell of Grammy-winning Gospel duo Mary Mary, and Gospel artist and producer J. Moss. Tickets for the event begin at $10 and can be purchased through Aminah Mills (213) 929.1304. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the nonprofit.


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Practical Politics ■ The reparations issue is not dead BY DAVID L. HORNE, PH.D. OW CONTRIBUTOR

In the USA, with the election of Barack Obama, the Republican control of chairships in the current—and maybe future—Congress, the Black Farmers’ settlement, and numerous other small but significant adjustments in time, the reparations movement seems moribund, if not totally dead and buried. However, in the international arena, the issue is very much alive and growing stronger. In Brazil, the country’s legislature recently passed a law to identify and compensate all African descendants who can prove they had slave ancestors brought to Brazil during the international slave trade. Clearly, the problem in implementing this new legislation will be financial. The overall costs are already estimated in the quadrillion range, so it remains to be seen whether the law will be eventually actuated. In South Africa, the Khululani tort case filed in the U.S. against companies which profited from apartheid and provided material support to the apartheid regime that brutalized thousands of Black South Africans remains alive and waiting to be settled. Meanwhile, one of the companies named in the lawsuit, General Motors, has already agreed to settle and to pay some compensation for its involvement. In Kenya, the Mau Mau case against the British colonial forces for torture, abuse, murder and pillage during the Mau Mau emergency in colonial Kenya, 1952-1963, just ended in a victory for the plaintiffs. A statement of regret and apology will be read in the British House of Commons for that colonial conduct, each of the 5,228 remaining survivors from those atrocities will be compensated at least $5,000, and the British government will erect a Mau Mau monument to victims of those and other

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Establishing a living legacy for Nelson Mandela BY RALPH NADER Nelson Mandela’s exceptional and exemplary life has and will produce worldwide celebrations of his extremely unique blend of character, personality and resolve for broad-gauged justice. To truly memorialize his contributions, however, requires grand actions. Taking immediate recognition of the deep wellsprings of respect, affection and sorrow over the loss of his leadership to the people of South Africa and the world, leaders from various nations can come

colonial-era abuses. Another major step forward was recently provided by CARICOM (the Caribbean Economic Community), the 15-member body of Caribbean countries united for economic interaction and engagement. CARICOM members include the largest island—Jamaica—and the smallest— Barbuda—and includes English, French and Spanish-speaking constituents. CARICOM has huge credibility and influence in and out of the region. On the last day of its annual meeting on June 4-6, 2013, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, the CARICOM ministers and heads of government voted to create a national Reparations Committee in each member state. The chair of each of those national committees would then sit on the CARICOM intergovernmental reparations commission, which would investigate and pursue claims against especially Great Britain, France and the Netherlands in the International Court of Justice, where claims can only be brought by nations. Currently, the reparations commission members are already in Haiti, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, with Barbados as chair. As stated by Baldwin Spencer, the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, “… the constant search and struggle for development resources (in our territories) is linked directly to the historical inability of our nations to accumulate wealth from the efforts of Caribbean peoples during slavery and colonialism.” This is the principal reason for the decision to seek reparations redress from the former colonial masters whose nations grew wealthy at our expense and impoverishment.” For the international reparations movement, this is a very important forward step for CARICOM, and for oppressed peoples everywhere. Stay tuned for further developments.

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Counting the Cost ■ Student loan resolution—better than nothing? BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX TRICE EDNEY COLUMNIST

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The United States Senate finally stepped up to ensure that student loan rates would not double, as might have happened. There have been weeks of back and forth, but now the Senate says they will tie student loan rates to the federal funds rate, which means that in the short run the lowest student loan rates will be 3.86 percent; this will be up slightly from 3.4 percent. At the same time, these loan rates may rise up to 8.25 percent depending on the way interest rises. All other loan rates—those for graduate students, for Parent PLUS loans, and others, will rise as well. It may seem a victory that student loan rates don’t rise much higher than they were in June. The connection to the federal funds rate, however, connects the notion of supporting students to the oscillations of the economy. We need talented studens to enter the labor force, as encumbered as they might be, whether the economy is rising or tanking. The notion that student loan rates will be tied to the federal funds rate offers students no security. One might argue that many in society have no economic security. The mortgage holder with a variable mortgage is subject to interest rate fluctuations as they manage a balloon payment. Those with underground mortgages are victims of interest rate variables as they try to dig themselves above ground. Surely, though, students who are financing their education in order to invest in the health of our nation should have different rules. When I graduated from college in 1974, interest rates hovered between 9 and 10 percent. The student loan interest rate was 2 percent. Why? My cohort was no more or less brilliant than any other. We were part of our nation’s plan for its future, which should be the case for today’s young people.

together to establish the Nelson Mandela Institute for Global Human Rights with an endowment of $1 billion dollars. The founders must be possessed of a vision that includes posterity’s rights to peace and justice, to freedom and opportunity compatible with the survival of the planet. To be perceived as impeccable for this specific noble mission, the founders must select themselves so as to define a unanimity of purpose, a resolve and expeditiousness. To turn the powerful spirit of Nelson Mandela into a powerful vision and proliferate his ideals and actions, his courage and humanity, his uncanny sense of what it takes to move the immovable and inspire the shameless to higher levels of human possibilities, a combination of seasoned knowledge and material resources will be required. The founders need not be angels, need not be pure in background or without “baggage.” They need only to be lawful and capable of creating a well-funded Institute and engaging with substantive, experienced and innovative people in human rights, research, communication and advocacy to carry forward Mandela’s work. Most immediately, the founders need to come together with all deliberate speed. At the outset, they need not be representative

of the world. That will come later. The immediate need is for a critical mass of individuals with foresight who can create the Mandela Institute. By way of non-exclusive suggestion, suppose a quartet of Bishop Desmond Tutu, Congressman John Lewis, Warren Buffett and former President Bill Clinton initiated a conversation between themselves. Here is what could happen forthwith: Bishop Tutu brings his friendship and alliance with Nelson Mandela, together with the respect of his country’s people and human rights advocates around the world with whom he has worked tirelessly. Congressman John Lewis brings his ground-level valor in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement of the ’60s and the widespread, nonpartisan high regard for his undeterred principles and moral values. Warren Buffett brings a core of multi-millionaires who have pledged to give at least half their estate to good works. They are looking for good, collaborative ideas. Bill Clinton brings his unrivaled Rolodex of establishment achievers and leaders, who come to his annual conference, to discuss commercial and charitable ways to improve the world. Beside the memorial vision, nothing gathers

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.

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Many hoped that the recent deal on student loan interest rates would take into account the fact that the federal funds rate (the rate which the Federal Reserve Bank offers to banks) is well below 1 percent. From that perspective, even the existing rate of 3.4 percent suggests that the government is taking in more than it gives out. It’s complicated—there are other costs that must be considered in the lending process. It’s complicated, but shouldn’t our students get as close to the same deal that banks and others get? Allowing student loan interest rates to fluctuate, to the detriment of students in an environment when rates are certain to go up is to slap our young people in the face. President Barack Obama says he wants more students to graduate from community college or four-year institutions; we need more graduate and professional students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. It seems hypocritical to articulate these needs and then to undercut the means to meet them. There are more than $1 trillion outstanding in student loan obligations. The average student graduates with $27,000 in debt. Since nearly half of all students graduate with no debt at all, this means that the average debt for

“The notion that student loan rates will be tied to the federal funds rate offers students no security.” those who borrow is closer to $40,000. Many students with a talent for organizing, human resource allocation, or classroom teaching are diverted from their goals because their first priority is to pay student loan debt. We are starving our civil society institutions, and those who would serve them, by placing money over affinity and creativity. This has

see COUNTING THE COST page 9 attentive support more than the availability of material resources. Buffett (who modestly tells friends that at least he gets his calls returned) can draw on more than 100 (and growing) pledgers from the U.S. and other countries. Their combined reported net worth is $504 billion. An average of $10 million from each pledger for this grand institution would take the fundraising over the $1-billion-level. This can occur before major foundations decide on significant founding contributions. As the proposal moves into organization and substantive phases, the organizers of the institute do have to be impeccable, pure of heart and results oriented, without the conflicting or distracting personal ambition that self-censors their worthiest traits and ideals. The fine details of the institute’s leadership and activities, so as to maximize its great potential, are, of course, important. But they are not immediate. For now it is the guiding light, work and principles of Nelson Mandela that can assure that he lives through the coming generations in both deeds and grassroots leaders who reflect his courage and humanity. 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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Trayvon Martin: his presence may be gone, but the name lingers on ■ Outrage, legislative acts, vigils and other events continue the conversation BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

The nation is still talking about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial—in songs, teach-ins, panel discussions and legislative proposals. In Congress, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) introduced the End Racial Profiling Act Tuesday alongside longtime supporter Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., who is sponsoring the Senate version of the bill. Aside from banning racial profiling, the bill seeks to strengthen law-enforcement training to ensure officers are basing their patrols and apprehensions on behavior, not skin color. Hearings are being held to discuss various aspects connected with the case. Rapper Rick Ross is offering his take on the decision in his new album set for release Sept. 17. Ross condemns the verdict and Florida’s Stand Your Ground law in his new track “I Wonder Why.” Ross (who was raised near Miami) raps in a sarcastic drawl, “You gotta stand your ground!” Ross also reflects on his early criminal life and how he could have met the same fate as Martin. Following a landmark congressional hearing to address the challenges boys and men of color face across the nation, California legislators will hold a hearing on Aug. 8 from 1-4 p.m. at the state capitol, exploring policy and legislative solutions to improve the lives of the state’s young men of color. The California Assembly’s Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, formed by Speaker John Pérez last year, will examine the progress made toward keeping kids in school, implementing holistic approaches to campus safety, and addressing the violence youth experience in their communities. The committee is also advocating for a package of bills tackling these key areas and will identify priorities for next year. California’s boys and young men of color are more likely to grow up in neighborhoods marked by poverty, lack of opportunity, violence, underfunded schools and low-wage jobs that do not represent pathways to careers or future health and success. After a series of hearings last year, the committee released a draft report and action plan intended to be a blueprint for the next 10 years, outlining key legislative proposals to advance outcomes on health, education, employment, juvenile justice and youth development. In the Los Angeles area, a number of things have or will happen. The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday unanimously approved Councilmember Bernard C. Parks’ resolution asking for the federal government to investigate the death of Trayvon Martin to determine if his civil rights were violated. Los Angeles is the first city to introduce such a resolution. Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, asked Parks to introduce the resolution. Councilmembers Cedillo, Koretz, and O’Farrell seconded the motion. The 17-year-old Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. while on his way home from a local store. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volun-

teer who described the teen as “a real suspicious guy” who “looks like he’s up to no good,” pursued Martin against instructions from a police dispatcher and shot him. Although Martin was unarmed, Zimmerman claimed that he shot the teen in self defense. On July 13, Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter in Martin’s death. Demonstrations have been held across the country since the verdict. Councilman Parks is asking for urgency, thoroughness, and objectivity in the Department of Justice’s investigation and recalled his experience with the Los Angeles Police Department as one of the motivations for introducing the motion. “I think it’s important that we look at this circumstance and realize many times, as a city, we’re only one step, or one instance away from what happened in Sanford,” Parks said. “That gun gives people a false security … we need the federal government to investigate how laws such as ‘Stand Your Ground’ or ‘Make My Day’ are implicated.” On Aug. 3, the march and rally, L.A. Stands it’s Ground for Trayvon Martin, begins at 11 a.m. in Pershing Square in downtown, 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. For information, contact the Answer Coalition at (323) 810-3308. “Trayvon Martin and the Struggle for Justice: Where Do We Go From Here?” is a community town hall that will be held on Aug. 4 from 3-5 p.m. to explore economic boycotts, legal and legislative challenges, political actions and other strategies for struggle at the African American Cultural Center (Us), 3018 W. 48th St., Los Angeles. Co-hosted by the African American Cultural Center (Us) and the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA), the event will include a panel presentation as well as reflections from community members. In Compton, the National Association for Equal Justice in America (NAEJA) will hold a criminal/civil

Counting the Cost from OPED page 8 been happening for decades, but the current student loan dustup reminds us that we have not provided the safe space for our young people that we should. The Senate bill passed on a voter of 80-18 with some Democrats rejecting the bill because of its flaws. Others, like progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), elected as a financial whiz and people’s advocate, chose to go with the one-year “okey-doke” rather than dig her heels in for the long run fight. In some ways, Warren is right. The finger in the dike approach saves students this year, and so it is better than nothing. When, though, is better than nothing simply not good enough? Stay tuned. The vote on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act will happen next year. Are students waiting and watching? What about parents? Is there a political lobby to turn this mess around? Julianne Malveaux is a D.C.-based economist and writer. 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.

August July 1 - 27,- July 20139, 2009 rights mock trial on Aug. 5 at 600 N. Alameda St., discussing some of the issues that were omitted from the actual trial. The Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles will hold a series of meetings called Days of Dialogue, discussing the death of Trayvon Martin. The first one on Saturday, Aug. 3, is co-sponsored by the Empowerment Congress and the office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Constituent Services Center in Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. The second discussion will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams, Los Angeles. Three sessions will be held during the course of the day. To find out the exact times, contact the institute at info@invla.org or by phone at (213) 346-3271. In Florida, the National Bar Association, which held its 88th annual convention in Miami, held a candlelight vigil for Martin. Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, participated in the Saturday vigil as did Benjamin Crump, the Martin family’s attorney. On Monday, Crump spoke to the gathering about Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. According to an article in The Root, the Dream Defenders, a group of young activists and professionals convened a “People’s Session” in front of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office on Tuesday, July 30, in support of “Trayvon’s Law”—proposed legislation that confronts a trifecta of issues that are believed to have led to Martin’s death and the exoneration of his killer. The Florida governor has refused to call a special session of the state Legislature to consider the law. The grassroots organization will present expert testimony and anecdotal evidence to advance the pro-Trayvon Martin legislation, which would address

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“zero-tolerance school discipline policies, stand your ground vigilantism, and racial profiling,” the group said in a statement released to the press. “In failing to step up and provide real leadership on the very real crisis we’re dealing with, the governor is saying the lives of young Black and Brown Floridians do not matter to him,” said Phillip Agnew, executive director of Dream Defenders. “When we have a hurricane or tornado, he doesn’t sit on his hands and suggest prayer will fix the problem. He takes action. That’s what we expect him to do here.” Over the next several weeks, the group of mostly youth and young professionals will hear from experts and people with personal experience who will testify in committee hearings focused on each of the issues. “We want to do the hard work of collecting evidence and analyzing expert testimony,” Political Director Ciara Taylor said. “So when the Legislature does finally have an opportunity to consider Trayvon’s Law, we’ve made their job as easy as possible.” The Dream Defenders will continue their occupation of the capitol while the “People’s Session” takes place over the coming weeks. The NAACP has also developed a Trayvon’s Law set of policy principles which embody legislative responses that will greatly reduce the likelihood of another tragedy like the killing of Martin. The principles of Trayvon’s Law are: ending racial profiling; repealing Stand Your Ground-type laws; creating lawenforcement accountability through effective police oversight; improving training and best practices for community watch groups; and mandating lawenforcement data collection on homicide cases involving people of color. In Florida, the NAACP Florida State Conference and the Dream Defenders will advocate for immediate adoption of Trayvon’s Law.

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A memorial service was held Wednesday for Willie Reed, the last living Black witness to testify against the two Mississippi men who admitted to killing 14-year-old Emmett Till. Reed was 76, and lived in Chicago. Reed testified at a September 1955 grand jury investigation that he saw Till being kidnapped and later heard him being beaten before he was shot in the head and thrown in the Tallahatchie River. Reed testified in the investigation of Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, who admitted to killing Till—who lived in Chicago, but was spending the summer living with relatives in Money, Miss.—after they were acquitted of the crime. Bryant and Milam kidnapped and murdered 14year-old Till after he reportedly whistled at Carol Bryant, Bryant’s wife. Milam was Roy Bryant’s halfbrother. The Bryants operated Bryant’s Grocery, a store that sold supplies and candy to a mostly Black clientele. A spokesman for the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, which is based in Minneapolis, announced Reed’s death at a rally for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old, who was shot to death by George Zimmerman in February 2012 in Sanford, Fla. Locally, some young people have called Martin, “our Emmett Till.” According to the 1955 court transcripts, Reed was 18 years old when he saw four White men sitting in the cab of a truck. In the back were three “colored”

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men and a boy sitting on the truck’s floor. Reed testified that he heard a boy’s loud screams from a barn where Till was taken. His body, which had been weighed down with barbed wire and a large fan, was pushed into the Tallahatchie River but surfaced three days later. Reed and Moses Wright, Till’s great uncle, who also testified against the two men, were smuggled out of Mississippi to Chicago. Reed changed his name to Willie Louis. He is said to have suffered two nervous breakdowns. The two men later returned to Mississippi to testify about the murder before the grand jury. Reed worked 48 years at Jackson Park Hospital on Chicago’s South Side. Despite orders from then Mississippi Gov. Hugh White to fully prosecute Bryant and Milam, and the resulting trial and acquittal, no one ever served time for Till’s murder.

The loans are coupled with free business counseling and education designed to help entrepreneurs grow and sustain their company as well as a listing in the CFRC small business directory and other opportunities. Interested entrepreneurs can download the application at the CFRC website, www.cfrcla.org, or contact Hassan@cfrcla.org for information. Additionally, CFRC will hold an American National Standards Institute-accredited California Food Handlers Card course to help people obtain a food handlers card Aug. 10 beginning at 10 a.m. at their offices. The three-hour class costs $39 payable by check or cash the day of the course. Registration is required and will be closed by Aug. 2. Everything will take place at the CFRC office: 4060 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. For info: (323) 2331900. CFRC is certified by the United States Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

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Volunteers from Revolution Prep, a company providing online tutoring and test preparation to students across the country, joined forces with youth, parents and officials from the View Park Preparatory family of schools to clean up the high school campus. That included painting a mural, shown above, on the Crenshaw District school. In addition to cleaning, people helped expand the school’s fruit, vegetable and flower garden, installing standing lunch tables and a makeover of the basketball court and rugby field. The ICEF Public Schools, which operates View Park, has begun plans to create a permanent facility for the flagship trio of schools, using at $10.5 million tax-exempt bond through the California School Finance Authority. The organization will acquire and expand at its current location, 5701 S. Crenshaw Blvd. The goal is to complete the facility by the start of the 2014-15 school year.

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Twenty-four youth from the Watts community have prepared themselves to be a positive force in their community if disaster strikes. The youth, ages 13 to 19, were the first class to graduate from the Watts/South Los Angeles Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The initiative was coordinated by the Watts Gang Task Force and interested partners representing community residents, fire, police, public health, nongovernmental, faith and business organizations that came together to design and implement the first-ever Teen Community Emergency Response Team program for youth in the high-risk area. This initiative is part of the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project. The project focuses on community engagement and emphasizes getting to know one’s neighbors in order to plan together and be ready for emergencies. Research from recent disasters has shown communities that know each other and prepare together survive better during emergencies and recover more quickly afterward. During the seven-week interactive course, the youth learned basic skills in fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. “Both the community and the youth involved will benefit from this project,” said Shamika Ossey, emergency preparedness public health nurse with the

county of Los Angeles. “In the course, they learned important life skills they can utilize in the event of an emergency and in their day-to-day living. The course helped boost their self-esteem and made them an integral part of a team that can respond after any natural or man-made emergency. CERT members are trained to assist others in their neighborhood, school or workplace after an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.” The course was developed by the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985 and later adopted by the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which expanded the CERT materials to be applicable to all hazards. The program was made available nationally in 1993. “This program is a wonderful example of community working together to prepare for emergencies,” explained Alonzo Plough, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of emergency preparedness and response for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “The project is all about collaborative, grass-roots efforts to engage community-based organizations to provide leadership that will improve the ability of communities to prepare for, respond to and recover in the event of emergencies and natural disasters.” “Here we see many players in the community of Watts have come together to positively engage youth in their emergency planning. This project could certainly be viewed as a best practice and adopted by other community partners within L.A. County,” said Plough. For more general information, visit bereadyla.org.


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ARKANSAS Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of the RLJ Companies and chairman of the board of the automotive group RLJ McLarty Landers Automotive Holdings, LLC (RML) ranked first on this year’s “B.E. 100s Auto Dealers” list published annually by Black Enterprise. The automotive group has ranked first on the B.E. 100s list for four consecutive years and its rank is based on 2012 revenue among 60 minority auto dealers in the country. Headquartered in Little Rock, RML is the largest African American owned automotive franchise in the country, consisting of 35 automotive franchises and three HarleyDavidson motorcycle dealerships across the South, Central, Southeast, and Midwest regions of the country.

CALIFORNIA California State University, Dominguez Hills, has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 100 universities granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to minority students, according to “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.” In the magazine’s “Top 100 Undergraduate Degree Producers” published this month, CSU Dominguez Hills ranked 52nd nationally in total number of bachelor’s degrees and 85th in total number of master’s degrees awarded to minority students during academic year 2011-12, the year of the most current data reported to the U.S. Department of Education. In 2011-12, 1,639 minority students, representing 72 percent of the graduating class, earned their bachelor’s degrees from CSU Dominguez Hills. In addition, more than 50 percent of those receiving their master’s degrees that year were minority students (437). The university is ranked first in California and 78th nationally for bachelor’s degrees conferred specifically to African American students.

FLORIDA Preparing students to compete and excel in international markets, Miami Gardens Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro is leading a small delegation of students from Miami Gardens to the West African nation of Sierra Leone through Aug. 14, 2013. The twoweek trip is designed to expose South Florida students to the culture, economy, educational systems and business climate of

ACROSS BLACK AMERICA one of the fastest growing economies in the world—Africa. “We live in a global village and in this competitive global market, our children must be prepared to compete with their counterparts from China, Germany, etc.,” explained Ighodaro. “For over a decade, this ‘Rites of Passage’ program has allowed our school district to live up to its motto of ‘giving students the world.’”

ILLINOIS Former MLB All-Star Bo Jackson and 18-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Aretha Franklin will receive MLB Beacon Awards at the 2013 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon on Aug. 24 at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile, and will be recognized on the field prior to the Civil Rights Game at U.S. Cellular Field. The MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon is one of the Civil Rights Game weekend events, which were developed to pay tribute to all of those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans. The 2013 Civil Rights Game will be played between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers. Information for the game and the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon, which recognizes individuals whose lives have been emblematic of the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, can be found at MLB.com/civilrightsgame or WhiteSox.com/civilrightsgame. The city of Chicago honored 10-time Grammy Award winner and Chicago native Chaka Khan in a street-naming ceremony this week and declared July 28, “Chaka Khan Day.” The weekend-long celebration also included a free outdoor concert in Millennium Park. The music icon, who was honored for her stellar 40year career in music and entertainment, participated in the ceremonial unveiling of Chaka Khan Way on S. Blackstone Ave., between 50th and 51st streets, with her family, including her mother Sandra Coleman, her sis-

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ter, Tammy McCrary, and a host of other relatives in the Chicago area. Several city officials, business executives and community leaders were among the participants, including Fourth Ward Alderman William Burns, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Father Pfleger of St. Sabina Catholic School, state Senator Kwame Raoul, and state representatives Christian Mitchell and Barbara Flynn Currie. Chaka Khan Way is located on the west side of Kenwood Academy, where Chaka attended high school during its early days of operation. The students of Kenwood Academy also had the opportunity to participate in the event.

NEW JERSEY BCT Partners and Frontline Solutions announced this week that they have been awarded $1.2 million to provide advisory services and national technical assistance on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s $9.5 million “Forward Promise” initiative. Forward Promise aims to vastly expand the potential for boys and young men of color to grow up healthy, obtain a good education, and find meaningful employment. Frontline Solutions senior partner Marcus Littles believes growing national efforts to invest in and support men of color largely result from groundwork laid by BCT Partners and Frontline Solutions. As partners in the Forward Promise initiative, Frontline and BCT will support 15 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grantees over 30 months to help bring their projects to scale, and possibly replicate them in other cities. Frontline is helping RWJF to manage the initiative and serve as a thought partner, while BCT Partners is responsible for assessing the grantees’ needs, coordinating the provision of technical assistance, and creating a community of practice that will allow the grantees to share ideas and models of success with one another.

NEW YORK The board of trustees of the Ford Foundation, one of the world’s 10largest philanthropies, has named Darren Walker its 10th president. Walker, who is the Ford Foundation’s vice president for education, creativity and free expression, will succeed Luis A. Ubiñas, who retires in

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September after six years at the helm. Ubiñas recruited Walker in 2010 to join the foundation. The board, which announced its choice on Wednesday, selected Walker after a worldwide search that began when Ubiñas announced in March that he would retire. “In Darren we have found a president of powerful and diverse ability, deeply committed to our mission and tradition of leadership in the social sector,” said Irene Hirano Inouye, chair of the board of trustees. On Sept. 17, The Constitution Project will present its annual Constitutional Commentary Award to award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns and his colleagues for their documentary, “The Central Park Five,” and will host a panel discussion on false confessions. Burns will be present to accept the award and participate in the discussion. The film tells the harrowing story of five teenagers from Harlem who were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989, in part, based on false confessions. Conservative columnist George Will calls it “a meticulous narrative of a gross miscarriage of justice.” Excerpts of the film will be shown as part of the program.

NATIONAL Mentoring in Medicine is conducting a free two-week online summer camp on Aug. 5-16, 2013, from 2-5 p.m. EST., which offers middle school and high school students an opportunity to gain exposure to various careers in medicine and learn advanced biology in a fun and interactive setting. A typical three-hour session is composed of two 45-minute lectures that include activities such as journaling, interactive games and watching motivational videos. Students will be able to learn how to take vital signs and understand advanced human biology concepts related to the cardiovascular system. Participation in the Mentoring in Medicine Virtual Science Summer camp requires a computer (Windows or Mac with a minimum 2GB of RAM) and Internet connection. Each interactive session will be broadcast live. In addition, the webcasts will be recorded for viewing at a later date. Register at http://mimvc2.eventbrite.com

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Watts Summer Festival: ongoing effort to highlight the positive ■ Will honor 15-25-year-olds who continue the work BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

The 47th annual Watts Summer Festival is a free, two-day event that offers residents a mixture of entertainment, conversations and information. The event begins Aug. 3 with the Watts Village Forum at the Watts Senior Center, 1657 E. Century Blvd. The community forum consists of a discussion on mental health and violence, their causes and how they intersect, beginning at 11 a.m. with professionals such as Black psychologists and gang interventionists. This will be followed at 1:30 p.m. by a screening of the film “WattsStax” and a discussion of the impact of this historic concert. The festival continues on Aug. 10, with a day of family fun from noon-7 p.m. at Ted Watkins Park, 1334 E. 103rd St. Entertainment will consist of headliner the Bobby Haynes Blues Band and lineup of yet-to-be-discovered local talent. There will also be a children’s village with a bounce house, face painter and hula hoop contest; and a vendor marketplace featuring entrepreneurs as well as social service organizations. These will include people on hand to sign residents up for programs like CalWorks and Medicaid. As part of ongoing efforts to highlight the positive in Watts, festival organizers will also recognize young people ages 15-25 who are carrying on the work of their elders in the areas of community pride and organization, education, creative production, religion and civic responsibility and leadership. Nominated by local organizations, the selected young people will receive the Tommy Jacquette Legacy Torch Bearer Award. For additional information, call (213) 361-8249. The Watts Summer Festival, considered to be a vanguard or prototype of similar festivals now held in

Los Angeles and throughout the United States, is held annually on the second weekend of August. It grew from the ashes of the 1965 Watts Revolt, and was conceived in 1966 by community members Stan Sanders, Baltimore Scott, Wanda Tidwell O’Neal, Inola Henry, the late Claude McDonald, Coach Clarence Mackey, Sam Anderson, Charles Hill, Roger Brown and the late Billy Tidwell as well as the David Starr Jordan High School alumnae. The festival pioneered many areas, including the concept and development of the vendor marketplace, incorporating a children’s area and providing stage exposure for local “yet to be discovered” talent. In 1972, Watts Summer Festival Inc. became the first African American organization to sponsor a sold-out concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Called “Wattstax, The Living Word,” it became both a recording album and major film featuring the late Richard Pryor. The resilience of the Watts Summer Festival is a

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strong testament to the dedication and drive of the organization’s third executive director Tommy “Halifu” Jacquette who served in that capacity from 1968-2009. Following Jacquette’s death, his daughter, Latrecia Jacquette McFall, stepped up in 2010 to serve as the new executive director.

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SCE details how to protect against utility bill scams ■ The utility wants to be alerted on suspicious calls or incidents Southern California Edison (SCE) is advising customers to be aware of a telephone scam that demands immediate payment for allegedly past due electricity bills. Imposters have been calling SCE customers telling them they must make immediate payment on past due bills or have their electric service disconnected. The callers are also demanding that payment be made through a prepaid cash card. Other forms of fraud involve customers being asked to purchase prepaid debit cards. Scammers ask for the debit card number and collect the value deposited on the card. SCE customers have reported about 800 instances

Sixteen components are embedded in the festival’s programming, although not all are executed each year. They include—an art exhibit; business exhibits; car, bike and van show; children’s village; community forum; concerts; concessions; an elders village; fashion show; film festival; goodwill ambassadors scholarship pageant; parade; performing arts; social service agencies; and the sports village [formerly Watts Summer Olympics]. In recent years, a local tour company has provided a tour of Watts as well. The principles of the Nguzo Saba are at the core of the Watts Summer Festival Corp. and event. The Nguzo Saba is a set of moral principles or standards—unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. In addition to presenting a yearly festival, the initial concept of the corporation included a long-term goal of acquiring land for the development of an African American cultural tourist attraction to provide a year-round culturally-based venue with commercial and recreational activities, including the annual Watts Summer Festival. The mission of Watts Summer Festival Inc. is to present an annual event in the community of Watts that celebrates the cultural contributions of African American people, preserves the history and legacy of the Watts community as well as to memorialize the 34 lives lost during the 1965 Watts Revolt.

of phone scams this year. About 150 residential and commercial customers have been victimized by some form of bill scam with the incidents costing them an average of $800 to $1,000. “We ask our customers to be alert to these calls that demand immediate payment and threaten service disconnection,” said Henry Martinez, SCE vice president of safety, security and compliance. “Customers suspecting a fraudulent call should ask for the caller’s name, department and business phone number. If the caller refuses to provide this information, customers should terminate the call and report the incident immediately to local police or SCE at (800) 655-4555.” Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, whose office prosecutes crimes in about 80 cities within SCE’s service territory, joins the utility in

warning consumers about telephone scams. “SCE and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office share a common interest in keeping county residents safe from bill scams and other financial crimes,” Lacey said. “A first step to preventing financial scams—particularly among the elderly and in ethnic communities—is to educate the public,” Lacey added. “When these crimes do occur, the district attorney’s office is fully committed to prosecuting them to the fullest extent of the law.” SCE also reminds customers to ask for identification when a stranger comes to the door or calls claiming to be a utility worker. SCE utility workers will provide verification, including their department and phone number, when asked. In most cases, home visits by SCE are scheduled

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Thousands came out to show their moves at Grand Park and to celebrate National Dance Day. Grand Park served as the official West Coast flagship site for the free community-wide celebration on Saturday, July 27. Attendees were able to dance with executive producer and co-creator of “So You Think You Can Dance” (SYTYCD), Nigel Lythgoe; film director, producer and SYTYCD judge, Adam Shankman; choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo (“NappyTabs”); SYTYCD cast members, and more. Participants also got a rare opportunity to take dance lessons and enjoy an open-dance party in the splash

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INGLEWOOD—Just north of Hollywood Park at 3900 West Manchester Boulevard, the Forum was once a must on the list of California tour stops for the hottest musicians as well as home to the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings. But the arena, built in 1967 by Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke, has played host to smaller crowds since both the NBA and NHL teams moved downtown to Staples Center in 1999. The Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG) is changing all that and envisions a new life for the old venue, which it acquired from the Faithful Central Bible Church. BBB Architects is leading the transformation, inspired by the original design. The exterior is being repainted to what the new owners call 1960s “California sunset red.” The building was painted blue during its 15-year run as the Great Western Forum, the product of a naming rights deal with the bank of the same name. Plans for the renovation include state-of-the-art technology, a “sky deck” to accommodate the largest tours and flexible seating to accommodate crowds of 8,000 to 17,500, depending on the event. An 8,000square-foot concession area on the event floor is designed behind a tinted glass wall. The 40,000square-foot outdoor terrace will offer upgraded food and beverage amenities. The Forum Club, a VIP-area, is being completely

re-imagined, according to MSG, and will include the new Chase Lounge, named for the arena’s new presenting partner, Chase Bank.’ MSG acquired the historic venue in June 2012 for $23.5 million. “Since we first explored the opportunity to acquire the Forum and expand The Madison Square Garden Company’s presence on the West Coast, our vision has been clear: Return the venue to its celebrated position as one of the most beloved and well-known venues in the county for the benefit of the community, fans and performers for generations to come,” executive chairman James Dolan said. MSG announced plans to spend $100 million to renovate the Forum and reopen it as a concert and entertainment venue in January. The Eagles will help reopen the arena during a concert on Jan. 15. Dolan thanked Irving Azoff, manager for the Eagles as well as individual pop artists like Christina Aguilera, who he said would play an important role in revitalizing the Forum. Noting the Eagles’ long history with the arena, which began in the 1970s, Azoff praised the arena’s look and sound. “With its unsurpassed acoustics and warm intimate arena experience, it’s always been the band’s favorite building to perform in and we’re anxiously looking forward to kicking off the next era of the Forum this January,” Azoff said. The “History of the Eagles” tour dates are Jan. 15, 17 and 18. Information on tickets sales is expected to be announced shortly. “In January, the Forum will return to its rightful position as a thriving destination for both artists and music fans,” Dolan said. Beside bringing in more construction jobs and revenue for the city, MSG told the Los Angeles Times that it is guaranteeing Inglewood at least $675,000 a year in ticket, parking and concession taxes once the venue is up and running.

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pad of Grand Park’s historic fountain. National Dance Day has become a growing movement since its 2010 launch by Lythgoe, who created the day as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity. The event received official acknowledgement by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia) in a congressional resolution declaring the last Saturday in July to be the country’s official National Dance Day. Activities and events of all sizes take place across the country on this day. The Kennedy Center served as the official East Coast location. The event, which was presented by the Music Center and the Dizzy Feet Foundation—founded in 2009 by Lythgoe, Shankman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Katie Holmes, to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States—acknowledges the national grassroots initiative that promotes the joy and benefits of dance for everyone.

Compton Towne Center, 130 E. Compton Blvd., Compton, from 10am-2pm. Compton Mayor Aja Brown will greet the crowd. Health services available will include childhood and adolescent immunizations (shots). The child’s shot record is needed. Seventh graders need a Tdap shot to start school. Blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes checks, as well as dental and vision screenings will be offered. Eligible residents can enroll in CalFresh, Medi-Cal and WIC. Fun for children will include art activities, playing doctor and nurse, a parade and more. Free. For info: (323) 757-7244 ext. 239.

AUGUST 1 PARENTING CLASSES. Making Parenting a Pleasure, a free, court-approved interactive 13-week workshop that focuses on helping parents/caregivers improve their parenting skills, begins tonight at 7:30pm and continues each week through September at 319 E. Kelso St., Inglewood. Childcare will not be provided. To register, call the organizer, Enrichment Counseling Center, at (310) 330-8300.

AUGUST 3 DIALOGUE SESSION. The Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles and Days of Dialogue, will host a community dialogue on the death of Trayvon Martin at 700 Exposition Park Drive, L.A., from 9-11:30am. Community members will participate in small-group discussions facilitated by trained mediators. For info: (310) 402-3189.

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Hollywood by Choice ■ The feud between Belafonte and Jay-Z BY GAIL CHOICE OW CONTRIBUTOR

The Internet is abuzz with a disagreement between Jay-Z, the impresario of Hip Hop, and legendary crooner and actor Harry Belafonte. It seems Belafonte’s comments about Jay-Z and Beyonce rubbed Jay-Z the wrong way last year and now on his latest album Jay-Z shoots back. But first here is what Belafonte said in an interview as reported by the Hollywood Reporter in 2012 that stirred Jay-Z’s anger. “I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities. But they have turned their back on social responsibility … That goes for Jay-Z and Beyoncé, for example. Give me Bruce Springsteen, and now you’re talking. I really think he is Black.” Jay-Z’s response, “I’m offended by that because first of all, and this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity,” the rapper said during an interview with “The Truth.” “You’re this civil rights activist and you just big’d up the White guy against

Combatants Belafonte and Jay-Z during happier times.

me in the White media.” But that’s not all. Jay-Z went on to flex his Hip Hop muscles on his new Magna Carta Holy Grail album on a track called “Nickels and Dimes” in response to Belafonte’s comment: “I’m just trying to find common ground, before Mr. Belafonte come and chop a n***a down … Respect these youngins this is my time now … You don’t know all the shit I do for the homies.” A dedicated social activist, Belafonte recently sat down with MSNBC to discuss the current issues, which included Florida but he also took the time to address the recent misunderstanding between Jay-Z

and himself. He explained that in a press conference in Switzerland he was asked, “I have to also say that this conflict was not from me as a direct attack on Jay-Z and Beyonce,” he said. “I was at a press conference in Switzerland. Questions were raised by the international press. They asked about comparisons between the artists and their social engagement of the past based on a film we were all watching, and what did I think about the way artists were respond-

Events calendar from ENTERTAINMENT page 13 DEMO DAY. Urban Teens eXploring Technology (URBAN TxT), which inspires teens to become tech entrepreneurs, prepares for the Summer Coding Academy Demo Day at USC from 12-3pm. This year’s participants will pitch their web and mobile-based products, along with their visions for solving specific issues in their communities. The event will be held in Salvatori Hall Room 101, 3670 Trousdale Pkwy, L.A., For more info: (213) 740-8674. FAMILY CELEBRATION. American Heart Association hosts the Powerful Black Family Celebration at Darby Park, 3400 W. Arbor Vitae St., Inglewood, from 12-3pm. A farmers market, health screenings, sports activities, bootcamp fitness, Q&A opportunity with doctors and other health professionals, and giveaways will be featured. Free. For more info: (213) 2917033.

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ONE MAN SHOW. AC Bilbrew Library hosts “Stogie Kenyatta as Paul Robeson,” a one-man show celebrating the life of legendary actor, singer, scholar and activist, Paul Robeson. The library is located at 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., L.A. The show begins at 2pm. Free. For more info: (310) 538-3350. FESTIVAL. Watts Summer Festival pre events include a Watts Village Forum on “Mental Health and Violence—Restoring Our Communities” at the Watts Senior Center, 1657 E. Century Blvd., L.A. at 11:30am, and a film screening of “WattStax” at 1:30pm. Free. For info: (213) 361-8249.

AUGUST 4 TARGET SUNDAYS. CAAM kicks off the month of August with “Fun in the Summertime” and an art workshop from 11am3pm. Art activities include making maracas, mobiles, portraitures and/or sculptures. Materials will be provided by CAAM. Simultaneously, from 1-5pm Fun in the Summertime will celebrate SoCal’s Caribbean communities and their cultural contributions with live performances and open dancing in CAAM’s courtyard. Free. RSVP at (213) 744-2024. Parking is

When & Where | Book Reviews | Food ing earlier in my life and how they were responding today. And I made the observation that the highly powerful voice that Black America has. There is so much celebrity power that it was sad to see that the collective of celebrity power had not been applied to bringing consciousness to the iniquities that we face.” “I would hope with all my heart, that Jay-Z not take personally what was said … I would like to take this opportunity to say to Jay-Z and Beyonce: I’m wide open, my heart is filled with nothing but hope and the promise that we can sit and have a one-onone to understand each other.” It’s understandable that Jay-Z and Beyonce would believe they were unfairly singled out by the mention of their names, but with so much at stake it would make for better press if they sat down and talked to each other. According to some reports, Belafonte’s comments did spur other high-profile Black performers such as Jamie Foxx to a call to action. Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, Sammy Davis Jr. and many notable Black and White celebrities not only put their careers but their lives on the line to fight for social justice in America. I can remember reading in Poitier’s book “This Life” (1980) how under the cloak of darkness, Black folks in a small town got them out of their city safely to keep the KKK from getting them. I never forgot that, because they made their presence known at a time when some White folks only saw the color of their skin. But Black folks saw the true color of their hearts. It is my fervent hope that soon I will be able to report to you the meeting of two great minds, Belafonte and Jay-Z, in a show of solidarity. $10 in the lot adjacent to CAAM at 39th and Figueroa streets. For more info (213) 744-2024. BOOK SIGNING. Revolution Books hosts a presentation and booksigning with Sikivu Hutchinson, author of Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels, at 5726 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., beginning at 3pm. Godless Americana critiques the titanic rifts of White supremacy, patriarchy, heterosexism, capitalism, economic injustice, and global imperialism, and the role White Christian nationalism plays in the demonization of urban communities of color. Hutchinson is a feminist, atheist, activist, and author. Her previous book Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars (2011) is the first book on atheism to be published by an African American woman. Cost $10. For info: (323) 463-3500.

AUGUST 9 CREDIT WORKSHOP. Workshop will provide: a detailed look into credit reports; tools for participants to communicate with credit bureaus, creditors, and collection agencies to fix reports correctly and legally; and information to understand laws and regulations to protect their wallet. PACE Business Development Center, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B. L.A. from 10am-12pm. Attendees will have access to a two-hour one-on-one credit counseling session to go over your personal credit report and create an action plan for improving it. Cost $20. For info: (213) 989-3162.

AUGUST 10 FUNDRAISING BARBEQUE. The Jeffrey Foundation kickstarts its “Round Up For Kids” campaign with a Westernthemed barbeque event from 5-8pm at The Jeffrey Foundation. The evening will kick start a campaign goal of raising $500,000 for the foundation’s children’s programs. Festivities include honoring donors, celebrity supporters, and The Jeffrey Foundation teachers with an evening of Country music and dance entertainment, and tours of the facility. Larry Covin, Timothy A. Johnson, and Christine and James Justice provide entertainment. Cost: $35. For more info: (323) 965-7536. See our complete calendar listings at ourweekly.com/thisweek-in-la and ourweekly.com/when-and-where-in-la. To submit your calendar listing e-mail owcalendar@ourweekly.com two weeks prior to event.


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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 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22/13 CNS-2516683# OUR WEEKLY

the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 8, 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 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15/13 CNS-2513930# OUR WEEKLY

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appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (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: 08/12/13 at 8:30AM in Dept. 11 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 form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner DENNIS L. MOCHIZUKI SBN 102816 ATTORNEY AT LAW 23133 HAWTHORNE BLVD #309 TORRANCE CA 90505

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 139124 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Keepers of the Krown, 6519 S. We s t e r n Av e . , L o s Angeles, CA 90047, County of LA, 14903 S. Normandie #109, Gardena, CA 90247 Registered owner(s): Katherine Brent, 14903 S. Normandie Ave., #109, Gardena, CA 90247 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on August 2003 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/ Katherine Brent, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 03, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). New (Amended) Filing 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22/13 CNS-2516686# OUR WEEKLY

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 141249 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mindful Hearing, 11723 M a y f i e l d Ave. #1, Lo s Angeles, CA 90049, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Sonia Grewal, 11723 Mayfield Ave. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90049 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/ Sonia Grewal, Owner This statement was filed with

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013139105 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Simply Clean Mobile Auto Detail, 1520 W. 99th St., Los Angeles, CA 90047, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Remi Haynes, 1520 W. 99th St., Los Angeles, CA 90047 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/03/2013 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) S/ Remi Haynes, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 3, 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 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1/13 CNS-2508399# OUR WEEKLY

GOVERNMENT CITY OF CARSON 701 E. CARSON STREET CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP NO. P13-07

ACCESS CONTROL AND ALARM SYSTEM MONITORING AND MAINTENANCE, as described by City of Carson Request For Proposal No. P13-07 EACH PROPOSAL MUST BE SUBMITTED IN TRIPLICATE, ON THE FORMS AVAILABLE ON THE CITY OF CARSON’S WEBSITE UNDER BIDDING/PROPOSAL OPPORTUNITIES, PURCHASING DEPA RTMENT BIDS/RFPS, AND ENCLOSED IN A SEALED ENVELOPE IDENTIFIED AS PROPOSAL NO. P13-07 ON THE ENVELOPE, AND ADDRESSED TO THE CITY CLERK AS STATED BELOW. FA I L U R E T O P R O P E R LY IDENTIFY THE PROPOSAL ON THE SEALED ENVELOPE MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF THE PROPOSAL. Each proposal must be submitted in triplicate, with one (1) original and two (2) copies to the office of the City Clerk at 701 E. Carson Street, Carson, California, 90745, before 2:30 p.m.on the 22nd day of August 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 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 Ken McKay, Public Safety Services Manager, at (310) 952-1788 or Frances Roberts, Code Enforcement Supervisor, at (310) 952-1700, extension 1634.

College: District Wide Project Name: Master Service Agreement for Purchase of Student Information System Software Training Project Number: 40J.5J55.05 Bid Number: 150 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Los Angeles Community College District (“District”) invites sealed bids for the following: This is a competitive bid for the purchase by the Los Angeles Community College District of the following Student I n f o rm a t i o n System S o f t w a re Tr a i n i n g, for its colleges throughout the Los Angeles area. The items to be procured are broken down for the purposes of bidding into seven (7) Bid Classifications and consist of S t u d e n t I n f o rm a t i o n S o f t w a re Training. Bids shall be prepared in conformance with the Instructions to Bidders using the forms included in the Bidding Documents. All Bids must be received at B u i l d LACCD, 515 South Flower S t re e t , 9 t h F l o o r, L o s Angeles, California 90071, by either hand delivery or mail, no later than August 16, 2013 @ 10:00 AM to be thereafter on said date and at said location publicly opened and read aloud. The Bidder assumes full and sole responsibility for timely receipt of its Bid, the Bid Security and any other documents required to be submitted with the Bid. Bidding Documents including Instruction to Bidders and other documents, if any, will be available to Bidders on and after July 31, 2013, at the following locations: For document pick up: Universal Reprographics Incorporated, Los Angeles Branch, 2706 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057 Tel: 213-365-7750; West Los Angeles Branch, 2043 Ponitius Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 Tel: 310-477-2900; Robertson Branch, 1444-B S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035 Tel: 310-205-5242. To order or view online: http://build-laccd.org/, Contracting and Bidding Site, Universal Reprographics Online Plan Room Link To view in person: B u i l d

The District will provide one (1) complete set of Bidding Documents to each Bidder, free of charge, for pick-up upon at least eight (8) hours notice to Universal Reprographics at any of the above-stated Universal Reprographics locations. Bidder may arrange, at Bidder’s own expense, for document delivery and additional sets by contacting Universal Reprographics at one of the above-stated Universal Reprographics locations. There will be a mandatory Telephone Pre-Bid Conference Call August 6, 2013 @ 10:00 AM Information for conference line will be included in the Bid Documents. Questions shall be directed to: Paul Spear Sustainable Building Program Managers paul.spear@build-laccd.org [Contractors interested in obtaining information on upcoming LACCD projects; see build-laccd.org (Contracting and Bidding Site)] 8/1/13 CNS-2515653# OUR WEEKLY

PROBATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MASASHI OGOMORI CASE NO. BP143127 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of MASASHI OGOMORI. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by BETSY K. YAMASHITA in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that BETSY K. YAMASHITA be

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PUBLIC AUCTION/SALES NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF COLLATERAL Pursuant to section 18037.5 of the California Health and Safety Code and section 9610 of the California Commercial Code, Superior Manufactured Housing, Inc. gives notice that it will sell the collateral described below to the highest qualified bidder in public as follows: Date of Sale: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Place: 750 E. Carson Street, Space #12, Carson, CA 90745 The collateral which will be sold is a 2012 CMH MFG. WEST manufactured home (mobilehome), serial nos. PER036055CAA and PER036055CAB; the collateral is presently located at the above address. There is no warranty relating to title, possession, quiet enjoyment, or the like in this disposition. The collateral is located on leased land and a rental agreement is necessary to occupy it on the land. The secured party reserves the right to bid at the sale. The name of the debtors and the secured party in this

D ATED THIS 31 s t D AY OF JULY 2013 CITY OF CARSON RUTH RODRIGUEZ forPURCHASING MANAGER 8/1/13 CNS-2516598# OUR WEEKLY BIDDING OPPORTUNITY WITH LACCD The Los Angeles Community Colleges have embarked on an extensive building program funded by P ro p o s i t i o n A/AA to a d d re s s much-needed campus improvements for e d u c a t i o n a l a n d s u p p o rt facilities for its nine community colleges. For future bidding opportunities please visit the website w w w.build-laccd.org under “Contracting and Bidding Site” then click

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 156363 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mystic Angel Music, 2975 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 401, Los Angeles, CA 90010, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Music As Medicine, L.L.C., California, 2975 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 401, Los Angeles, CA 90010 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Music As Medicine, L.L.C. S/ Angela Moore-Hodge, Manager This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013152044 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Raingutters 911, 2. Gutters 911, 7824 Duchess D r. , W h i t t i e r, CA 90606, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Elisa Garcia, 7824 Duchess Dr., Whittier, CA 90606 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/ Elisa Garcia, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 22, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Original 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22/13 CNS-2516672# OUR WEEKLY

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disposition are: Anthony M. Leon and Maria L. Leon (debtors) and Superior Manufactured Housing, Inc. (the secured party). TO THE DEBTORS, ANTHONY M. LEON and MARIA L. LEON: The manufactured home (mobilehome) at 750 E. Carson Street, Space #12, Carson, CA 90745, is going to be sold because you broke promises in our agreement in that you did not make your payments. 1. You are entitled to an accounting of the unpaid indebtedness. 2. You may attend the sale and bring bidders if you want. 3. The money that we get from the sale (after paying our costs) will reduce the amount you owe. If we get less money than you owe, you will not owe us the difference. If we get more money than you owe, you will get the extra money, unless we must pay it to someone else. 4. You may redeem the collateral, that is, stop the sale, by paying us the full amount that you owe (not just the past due payments), plus our costs and attorney’s fees. To find out the exact amount you must pay, you may call the secured party at (714) 963-3114. 5. If you need more information about the sale and your obligation you may call or write the secured party or the secured party’s attorney at the following addresses and numbers. Secured Party Superior Manufactured Housing, Inc. 21062 Brookhurst St., Ste. 208 Huntington Beach, CA 92646 (714) 963-3114 Secured Party’s Attorney Edmund J. Bradley 1820 E. Seventeenth St. Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 558-4845 Dated: July 29, 2013 S/ EDMUND J. BRADLEY Attorney for secured party, Superior Manufactured Housing, Inc. 8/1/13 CNS-2516439# OUR WEEKLY

The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BELOW MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST Executed by: REYNALDO D. ANTONIO AND NENITA A. ANTONIO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded on November 16, 2004, as Instrument No. 04 2965759, of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: August 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 328 WEST 234TH PLACE, CARSON, CA 90745 APN # 7330-015-036 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 this Notice of Sale is $205,613.94. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. If the 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 the return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. 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 (866) 684-2727 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.LPSASAP.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 2068-004007-F00. 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: July 18, 2013 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC 400 Exchange, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92602 949-265-9940 Edward Foster FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (866) 684-2727 or visit WWW.LPSASAP.COM SAGE POINT LENDER SERVICES, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A4402868 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013, 08/15/2013 8/1, 8/8, 8/15/13 CNS-2515935# OUR WEEKLY

Signature FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC. is attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 730-2727 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: 116465. 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-FN4402416 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013, 08/15/2013 8/1, 8/8, 8/15/13 CNS-2515838# OUR WEEKLY

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). 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. Sale Date and Time: 08/21/2013 at 11:00 AM Sale Location: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21311 MILLPOINT AVENUE, CARSON, CA 907451838 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $541,467.85 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, (714)730-2727 for information regarding the trustee`s sale or visit this Internet Web site, https://www.lpsasap.com/, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9526-3098. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the 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. NBS Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 800-766-7751 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: https://www.lpsasap.com/ or Call: (714)730-2727. NBS Default Services, LLC, Natalie Franklin “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” A4404356 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013, 08/15/2013 8/1, 8/8, 8/15/13 CNS-2515836# OUR WEEKLY

aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0049818. 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: 09/18/2011 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. A4404442 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013, 08/15/2013 8/1, 8/8, 8/15/13 CNS-2515835# OUR WEEKLY

TRUSTEE SALES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 130062892 TS No.: 2068-004007-F00 (THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY) NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 03,2004. 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. On August 22, 2013, Sage Point Lender Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT drawn on a state or national bank, 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, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust with interest and late charges 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.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 116465 Title No. 95505293 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/21/2013 at 11:00 AM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 12/16/2005, as Instrument No. 05 3106799, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Jose F. Romero and Eva Gonzalez Married to Each Other as Joint Tenants, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 7329-039-107 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 23526 Anchor Ave #48, Carson, CA 90745 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, 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: $146,885.03 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 written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 7/30/2013 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana R. Moreno/Authorized

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 9526-3098 TSG Order No.: 130002110-CA-MAI A.P.N.: 7326-014-031 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(c)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(c)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NBS Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 09/21/2006 as Document No.: 06 2102585, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: CRES B. VINOYA, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0049818 Doc ID #000918223332005N Title Order No. 11-0040531 Investor/Insurer No. 91822333 APN No. 7328-008-001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/04/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DANIEL C PASCUAL AND DOLORES V PASCUAL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/04/2005 and recorded 4/20/2005, as Instrument No. 05 0913083, 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 08/29/2013 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: 21902 VERA STREET, CARSON, CA, 90745. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $371,917.72. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20130015000853 Title Order No.: 130062353 FHA/VA/PMI No.: ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/01/2007 as Instrument No. 20070444181 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: EDWARD GARCIA PEREZ AND ANNA M B PEREZ, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 08/21/2013 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

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LEGAL NOTICES Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4403357 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013, 08/15/2013 8/1, 8/8, 8/15/13 CNS-2515830# OUR WEEKLY

LEGAL NOTICES 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 20130015001083. 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. as Trustee Dated: 07/25/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4403468 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013, 08/15/2013 8/1, 8/8, 8/15/13 CNS-2515829# OUR WEEKLY

LEGAL NOTICES Appointed Trustee: Law Offices of Les ZieveDeed of Trust recorded4/13/2007 as Instrument No. 20070888789 in book —, page— of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:8/22/2013 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $498,737.42 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property:551 EAST 219TH STREET CARSON, California 90745Described as follows: PARCEL 1: THE EAST 39 FEET OF THE WEST 518 FEET OF THE SOUTH 132 FEET OF LOT 38, OF TRACT NO. 2982, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 35 PAGE(S) 31 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL MINERALS, GAS, OIL, PETROLEUM, NAPHTHA AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, IN AND UNDER SAID LAND WITHOUT HOWEVER THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED IN VARIOUS DEEDS OF RECORD. PARCEL 2: AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS FOR ROAD AND PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES OVER THE SOUTH 30 FEET OF LOT 38, OF TRACT NO. 2982, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 35 PAGE(S) 31 OF MAPS IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THAT PORTION CONTAINED IN PARCEL 1 ABOVE. A.P.N #.: 7335-011-032 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call

0010 LEGAL NOTICES (714) 848-9272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub.com, using the file number assigned to this case 11-15391. 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: 7/25/2013 Law Off i c e s o f Les Zieve, as Trustee 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For NonAutomated Sale Information, call: (714) 8487920 For Sale Information: (714) 848-9272 www.elitepostandpub.com Christine O’Brien, Tr ustee Sale Off i c e r THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. EPP 8766. 8/1, 8/8, 8/15/2013. 8/1, 8/8, 8/15/13 CNS-2515119# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20120015004373 Title Order No.: 120404824 FHA/VA/PMI No.: ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/27/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2390648 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: SAI M. MOMOLI AND JACQUELINE T. MOMOLI AND TERA MOMOLI, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 08/14/2013 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: 21207 CATSKILL AVE, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7334-012-022 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 $591,248.61. 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

0010 LEGAL NOTICES 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 20120015004373. 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. as Trustee Dated: 07/15/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4400839 07/25/2013, 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013 7/25, 8/1, 8/8/13 CNS-2513800# OUR WEEKLY T.S. No. 13-22729 APN: 7406003-011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/5/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and

0010 LEGAL NOTICES now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: FERNANDO HERNANDEZ A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVE Deed of Trust recorded 05/16/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1145315 in book —, page — of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 8/19/2013 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $300,209.49 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 24113 MARBELLA AVE CARSON, CA 90745 Described as follows: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust A.P.N #.: 7406-003-011 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 13-22729. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur

0010 LEGAL NOTICES 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: 7/22/2013 Law Offices of Les Zieve, as Trustee 18377 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 8487920 For Sale Information: (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com Christine O’Brien, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE P1051553 7/25, 8/1, 08/08/2013 7/25, 8/1, 8/8/13 CNS-2513404# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1378710-31 APN: 7380-019-019 TRA: 1050 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2126 REF: Hart Pope, Joyce IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED September 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. On August 14, 2013, at 9:00am, Cal-western Reconveyance Llc, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded September 15, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 2057630 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Joyce Hart Pope, 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: 1448 E Helmick St Carson CA 90746-3110 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: $335,082.28. 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

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T.S. No. 11-15391APN: 7335011-032 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE I N D E FA U LT U N D E R A D E E D O F T R U S T D AT E D 4/2/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY B E S O L D AT A P U B L I C SALE. IF YOU NEED AN E X P L A N AT I O N O F T H E N AT U R E OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD C O N TA C T A L AW Y E R . A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ASHRAF PA RWA I Z A N D S A M I N A PA RWA I Z , HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT T E N A N T S Duly

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purported to be: 2571 EAST MADISON STREET, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90810 APN#: 7308-018-037 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $385,389.87. 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 20130015000853. 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. as Trustee Dated: 07/23/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison,

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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 1378710-31. 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: July 16, 2013. (R-431495 07/25/13, 08/01/13, 08/08/13) 7/25, 8/1, 8/8/13 CNS-2511684# OUR WEEKLY

below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the notes (s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 1540 EAST 215TH PLACE , CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7326020-005 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges:$442,722.75 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not the property itself. Placing the highest bid at trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www. Priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 26516CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. In addition, the borrower on the loan shall be sent a written notice if the sale has been postponed for at least ten (10) business days. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 07-12-2013 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE 3 SAN JOAQUIN PLAZA, SUITE 215, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 OR (702) 5864500 JESSE J. FERNANDEZ, PUBLICATION LEAD MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY

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by face to face meeting. DATE: 07-11-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee FRED RESTREPO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 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 1-714-7302727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-5731965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 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. P1049958 7/18, 7/25, 08/01/2013 7/18, 7/25, 8/1/13 CNS-2510245# OUR WEEKLY

appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ARJA BROWN-LANGDON, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/18/2003 and recorded 3/28/2003, as Instrument No. 03-0876510, 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 08/15/2013 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said 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: 19427 CRAIGJON AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 90746. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $430,748.29. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled

time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0072277. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 11/10/2011 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. A4400815 07/18/2013, 07/25/2013, 08/01/2013 7/18, 7/25, 8/1/13 CNS-2509697# OUR WEEKLY

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. N O T I C E T O P R O P E RT Y O W N E R : 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 sa le date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-573-1965 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-11-456876R M . 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. I f t h e Tr u s t e e i s 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 P u rc h a s e r s h a l l h a v e n o 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 P U R P O S E . Date: Q u a l i t y Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 O r Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-11-456876-RM IDSPub #0053028 7/25/2013 8/1/2013 8/8/2013 7/25, 8/1, 8/8/13 CNS-2509614# OUR WEEKLY

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): RONNY HALL AND THERESA HALL, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 2/24/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0407963 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 8/15/2013 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: $635,985.92 The purported property address is: 1822 EAST CYRENE DRIVE, CARSON, CA 90746-2932 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7323003-076 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-11-466669-CT . 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

Trustee Sale No. 26516CA Title Order No. 1397991 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/20/2005. 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 0808-2013 at 9:00 AM, MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-282005, Book , Page , Instrument 05 1518545 , and as modified by the Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 11-24-2008, Book , Page , Instrument 20082070804 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: MARETA E. PAPU, A SINGLE WOMAN as Trustor, FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF CALIFORNIA, A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK, SANTA MONICA, CA, 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

Trustee Sale No. 256584CA Loan No. 0632465969 Title Order No. 1081325 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0628-2004. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0808-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07-07-2004, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 04 1723663, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: GLENDORA S. PACKWOOD, A WIDOW, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS), ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, LOANCITY.COM, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ITS 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: THE EAST 40 FEET OF THE WEST 480 FEET OF THE NORTH 138 FEET OF LOT 89 OF TRACT NO. 3612, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 50 PAGE 5 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $260,976.73 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 319 WEST 226TH STREET CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7341024-005 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;

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0072277 Doc ID #000249383672005N Title Order No. 11-0058830 Investor/Insurer No. 024938367 APN No. 7320-007-045 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/18/2003. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11-456876RM Order No.: 110339352-CA-GTO YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A D E E D O F T R U S T D AT E D 7/22/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY B E S O L D AT A P U B L I C SALE. IF YOU NEED AN E X P L A N AT I O N O F T H E N AT U R E OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD C O N TA C T A L AW Y E R . 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 C ode 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 T O TA L A M O U N T D U E . Trustor(s): CONNIE V. SONGCAYAUON, A WIDOW Recorded: 8/4/2004 as Instrument No. 04 2000721 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of L O S ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 8/15/2013 at 9:00 AM 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: $221,563.66 The purported property address is: 1814 E 218TH ST, CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7328-018-022 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 TS No. CA-11-466669-CT Order No.: 944777 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale


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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. 12-0077426. 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: 12/20/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4399848 07/18/2013, 07/25/2013, 08/01/2013 7/18, 7/25, 8/1/13 CNS-2508011# OUR WEEKLY

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 $507,205.88. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0010027. 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: 05/12/2011 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. A4399639 07/18/2013, 07/25/2013, 08/01/2013 7/18, 7/25, 8/1/13 CNS-2507552# OUR WEEKLY

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20130015000787 Title Order No.: 130067104 FHA/VA/PMI No.: ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/04/2006. 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 08/11/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1788476 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: WILLIAM C. JACKSON JR, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 08/07/2013 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: 19111 CAMPAIGN DR, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90746 APN#: 7321-017-037 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0077426 Doc ID #000742798742005N Title Order No. 12-0139358 Investor/Insurer No. 114425930 APN No. 7321-005-026 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/09/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT

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“65D4-LUIS M PUENTE” “26D24-BIANKA BAILEY” “69D11-STEVE EBERSOLE” “108D7-KEVIN C FULFER” “72D3-MICHAEL HALL” “66D18-MARK LEMELIN” “26D11-SAPAPALII MASAME” “68D20-TERESA L MAULUPE” “28D20-IBRAHIM E SANNO” “43D18-JOHN WATSON” “102D17-MIMI CARR” “104D20-DEBORAH W TAYLOR” “113D17-ERIN PIERCE” “76D13-DESHAYLA VALENTINE” ALL SALES ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR CANCELLATION. TERMS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS AVAILABLE AT SALE. DATED THIS AUGUST 1ST, 2013 AND AUGUST 8TH, 2013 BY STORAGE ETC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT.LLC. 2870 LOS FELIZ PLACE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90039 (323) 852-1400

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LEGAL NOTICES 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 VEDA D. SIMMS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 11/09/2006 and recorded 11/16/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2539528, 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 08/22/2013 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: 19905 GALWAY AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 90746. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $475,443.81. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be

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LEGAL NOTICES 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 $435,619.56. 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 20130015000787. 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. as Trustee Dated: 07/03/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4398538 07/18/2013, 07/25/2013, 08/01/2013 7/18, 7/25, 8/1/13 CNS-2508808# OUR WEEKLY

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LEGAL NOTICES 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: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-11466669-CT IDSPub #0052964 7/25/2013 8/1/2013 8/8/2013 7/25, 8/1, 8/8/13 CNS-2509320# OUR WEEKLY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT TO THE CALIFORNIA SELF-SERICE STORAGE FACILITY ACT (B & P CODE 21700 ET SEQ.) THE UNDERSIGNED WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, ON AUGUST 16, 2013. THE PERSONAL PROPERTY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: FURNITURE, CLOTHING, TOOLS, AND/OR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS LOCATED AT:

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