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Los Angeles reflects on March on Washington „ Progess made, more work to do BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

As America marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, there is one fact that cannot be disputed—there has been progress in the last five decades. But where the debate lies is has the progress been adequate? On one hand, there is an African American running the nation; something unimaginable 400 years ago, Blacks in the country were considered only three-fifths of a human. There are thousands of Black folks leading city, county and state governments; and segregation and discrimination are no longer the law of the land. On the other hand, some activists note that unemployment among Blacks is worst today than in 1963 (12.6 vs. 10.9 percent); the incarceration rate of Black men is off the chart—according to The Sentencing Project, almost one in three (32.2 percent) young Black men in the age group 20-29 is under criminal justice supervision on any given day—in prison or jail, on probation or parole.

Additionally, many of the gains made during the civil rights era are being slowly and insidiously sliced away. Consequently, the celebrations are also serving as a reminder for people to stop and take a look at just how much progress has been made and is yet to be made. During the one of the major commemorations held Saturday in Washington, D.C., Rev. K.W. Tulloss, pastor of L.A.’s historic Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church said he was humbled to be invited to be one of 60 speakers participating in a commemoration that retraced the steps of the 1963 march. “It was surreal to stand before people and look at the Lincoln Monument seeing thousands of people there committed and ready to fight on. Thousands of busses pulling into the stadium, and people walking to the park; watching the monument fill up,” added the pastor, who described the day as warm, sunny and filled with electricity. Tulloss said he also thought about standing in the same place as a young Southern minister who went on to make what would go down as a historic address; the two were also nearly the same age—King was 34 years old on that August day; Tulloss today is 35.) “I was honored to be invited to be on the same

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program with all these legends,” added Tulloss, who joined speakers such as Congressman John Lewis, DGa., the last living 1963 speaker; Rev. Jesse Jackson; Julian Bond, and the Rev. Joseph Lowery. In his two-minute speech, Tulloss addressed the blessings and the blows that African Americans face today. “The blows when it comes to violence like the Trayvon Martin murder; the Voter Rights Act being stripped down; and immigration. The blows of African Americans being the last hired and the first fired, and unemployment numbers that are so dismal.” The blessings, said Tulloss, include still being here, still standing united today and committed to organizing and mobilizing the community for change. What particularly pleased Tulloss about participating in the D.C. commemoration was the fact that an agenda was set. “What we need to do is organize and mobilize the community to continue progress and struggle for change.” That includes registering people to vote and pushing back against legislation that is racially targeted. Leon Jenkins, head of the Los Angeles Chapter of the NAACP describes his experience in Washington, D.C., this way: “I was very young during the initial march on Washington in 1963, living in the deep south. “Even though I did not attend the march, over the years seeing footage of the march, and Dr. King, John Lewis, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph and others speaking in 1963, I felt as if I was a part of the event. I was certainly a beneficiary of the movement being the first in my family to attend college, graduate school, and then law school.

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“I grew up always feeling I owed those who participated in that ’63 march a show of gratitude, a hug, and a thank you. So, when I learned that there would be a 50th anniversary March on Washington, I knew I had to go. It was finally my chance to give thanks and praise to those who traveled through nights and days from all over the country to be a part of history. “(In 1963) Many traveled without being able to stop at hotels or motels along the way, because these establishments did not serve African Americans. Most had to carry enough food, water and supplies, because “Negroes” were not served at many of the diners along the road. Some of the gas stations and rest stops had no place for us to rest or relieve ourselves. Yet 250,000 of us made our way to the largest march on Washington the country had ever seen. “Fifty years later I am here, and unlike the first generation of the march I had all the comfort of a five-hour flight from Los Angeles to Washington, DC. I could buy food, use the rest facilities, and sleep with both eyes closed on my trip to D.C., knowing that I would not be spit on, dragged off the bus, injured, beaten, or kidnapped and murdered. “On August 24, 2013, as I took my first steps from the Smithsonian Museum toward the Lincoln Monument, I could not help but feel the souls of the past, whose footsteps I was walking in, and the voices that sang, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and many other old Negro spirituals. As I got closer to the Lincoln Monument my knees begin to buckle, my eyes teared up, my mind became clear, and my spirit lifted, and as I glazed up at the most perfect day I had seen in years I had a vision that my son will not have

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The 1963 Marchers on Washington were entertained and addressed by big names such as Bobby Darin, Odetta, Bob Dylan, and Jackie Robinson.

Leonard Freed is best known for his image of Martin Luther King Jr. after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

People holding hands during the 1963 March on Washington.

Ten leaders of the civil rights movement met with President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. A large crowd of people wait and watch for speakers 50 Johnson, Labor Secretary W. Willard Wirtz, and Burke Marshall, head of the Justice Department’s Civil years ago. Rights Division, in the cabinet room of the White House during the demonstration.

Marchers linger at the Washington Monument after the 1963 March on Washington./All photos by Leonard Freed.


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Activist Eddie Jones is facing misdemeanor charges and a restraining order as the result of an incident that happened at a commemoration celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, that took place Saturday in Leimert Park. Eddie Jones in handcuffs.

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to come to the 100th anniversary of the March on Washington, because ‘America the Beautiful’ would have lived up to its name.” In Los Angeles during a commemoration that happened simultaneously with the one in the nation’s capital, Lola Smallwood Cuevas, head of the Los Angeles Black Worker Center was particularly struck by how salient this 50th anniversary of a March for Jobs and Freedom is, given the struggle that African American workers in Los Angeles are facing. “In some ways, it’s bittersweet to reach this milestone. On one hand you think about the contributions of the Black movement and Black people to

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Law enforcement ramps up DUI patrols for holiday weekend „ Arrests totaled 975, in first week of crackdown BY JULIANA NORWOOD ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR

New postal stamp The United States Postal Service just released a limited edition Forever 1963 March on Washington stamp, and Congressman John Lewis, (D-Ga.) the final surviving speaker at the original march was part of the release ceremony held in Washington, D.C. This stamp is the final of three Forever stamps issued this year as part of a civil rights series commemorating courage, strength and equality in America. The first, issued in January, marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the second honored Rosa Parks on the 100th anniversary of her birth in February.

In conjunction with the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff ’s Department, (LASD), and the California Highway Patrol, (CHP), have collaborated to make sure drivers celebrate responsibly through summer’s end by conducting a series of DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols. The LAPD, LASD and CHP aren’t the only agencies ramping up DUI enforcement. They join more than 115 other law enforcement entities throughout California during the crackdown period which lasts throughout Labor Day weekend. In addition to the checkpoints, there will be an increase in police presence on the roads. The number of DUI arrests during the crack-

Victoria Duval upsets top-20 opponent at U.S. Open BY OW STAFF

Haitian-American teenager Victoria Duval stunned 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur in the tournament’s first round Tuesday. The 17-year-old qualifier, ranked 296th, won 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, against the top-20 opponent in only her second Grand Slam match. “I think I played amazing today—it was incredible, the whole match was just really an incredible match and I’m happy I pulled it through,” said Duval. “Obviously it’s a great feeling to beat a past champion. And Sam is amazing. Although she didn’t play nearly her best today, I played amazing, so I’ll take it.”

down, which began Aug. 16, continues to climb. From 12:01 a.m. Aug. 16, through midnight Aug. 23, 975 people were arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. During the same time period in 2012, 888 DUI arrests were made. Last year’s numbers between Aug. 16 and Aug. 18 as well as Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 were both lower than this year’s counts. The number of arrests throughout the holiday weekend are expected to increase dramatically. Statistics show that, on average, two people die every day in California in an impaired driving collision. “Our education and enforcement efforts play a key role in keeping the motoring public safe,” said California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow. “With the public’s cooperation and commitment to abstain from drinking and driving, lives will be saved. Those who make the poor choice to drive impaired should be prepared to face the consequences.” A first-time DUI conviction can cost up to $10,000 in fines, legal fees, and insurance increases. Duval was born in Miami but lived in Haiti until she moved back to the United States at age 8. A Cinderella story indeed, Duval and a group of her cousins were kidnapped and held at gunpoint during a home robbery at age 7. Fortunately the captors freed Duval and her family unharmed. Her parents, Jean-Maurice and Nadine Duval, decided to leave Haiti and move the family to Florida. Coincidentally, Duval’s father was in Port-auPrince to attend to his physician’s practice when the 7.0-magnitude earthquake ripped through Haiti. Her father was buried under their home and wasn’t found for 11 hours. He suffered broken legs, a broken arm and seven broken ribs that punctured his lung, yet managed to dig himself out and was air-lifted back to Florida, and despite developing paralysis in his arm, he recovered. Duval excited with her win, said she tries to block out the bad memories of the past and just live in the moment.

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called on Congress to update Section 4 of the Civil Rights Act to enable the Department of Justice to review changes in voting laws that threaten the ability of citizens to cast a ballot for candidates of their choice. Among those testifying before the board on the importance of maintaining strong voter protection laws, was local and nationally recognized civil rights leader Rev. James Lawson Jr., a key tactician and teacher of nonviolence who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Photo courtesy of the office of Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas.

Men accused of human trafficking „ Held girls in Long Beach, Inglewood and Hawthorne LONG BEACH—A 22-year-old Long Beach man accused of kidnapping a minor and forcing her into prostitution and raping and disfiguring a woman whom he also allegedly hired out for sex was ordered today to stand trial for rape and other felonies. Long Beach Superior Court Judge Arthur Jean found sufficient evidence to try Lebrette Winn on all nine counts with which he is charged: two counts pimping, two counts of pandering by procuring, and one count each of human trafficking to commit another crime, sodomy by use of force, forcible rape, mayhem and kidnapping. Long Beach police were contacted just before midnight on May 15 by Hawthorne police about two people who said they had escaped from Long Beach where someone was forcing them to perform acts of prostitution. Long Beach police said one of the two alleged victims “had been held against her will for as long as approximately four months.” “During the time they were held, they were forced to perform acts of prostitution throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, and one was sexually assaulted by one of the suspects,” according to a Long Beach police statement. “The investigation also led Long Beach police to the city of Inglewood, where they located a 16-yearold female victim who was found at a motel.” According to the criminal complaint, Winn “did cut and disable the tongue, and put out an eye and

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Researcher to probe health of Black men with $100k grant BY SANDRA JORDAN NNPA

Keon Gilbert, assistant professor in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University, has received a $100,000, two-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, (RWJF), to determine which behaviors and policies are most likely to improve the health of African American men. The New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming career development grant engages young researchers and experts from historically under-represented groups, such as members of a racial or ethnic minority or the first in their families to attend college. Gilbert will study the many factors that influence African American men in their decisions about seeking preventive health care and engaging in healthy behaviors. His research will address racial, ethnic and gender health disparities and identify effective community-based intervention strategies. “This grant will provide me with an opportunity to try and engage not only men who are medically underserved, but to begin to engage a range of interested parties such as physicians, nurses, business and community leaders,” Gilbert said. “In many ways, I want this grant opportunity to become a rallying cry for those concerned individuals and groups to discuss and develop strategies to improve the health and well-being of Black men in this area.” Gilbert, who has master’s degrees in public affairs and African American studies as well as a doctorate

in behavioral community health sciences, said he discovered his passion for African American men’s health during his Kellogg Health Scholars post-doctoral training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. “It opened my eyes to the unique and complex issues that African American men face,” he said. “It fit with my interest in disease prevention and health promotion and gave me a specific group of people to focus on.” Typically, healthy men don’t go to the doctor as frequently as women partly because of the absence of structured medical appointments that females have, such as regular mammograms and pap smears to serve as reminders that it’s time to get an annual physical.

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‘Thrill Kill’ of White student draws wide attention „ Australian Deputy Prime Minister warns against visiting U.S. Duncan, Okla.–Prosecutors have charged James Francis Edwards, 15, and Chauncey Allen Luna, 16, with first degree murder and Michael Luna, 17, with the use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory to murder after the fact. The three are being charged in connection with what is being called a “thrill kill” murder of 22year-old White Australian college student Chris Lane. The teens, two of whom were Black, told police that they shot Lane “for the fun of it.” According to the Associated Press and other news sources, Lane was shot in the back as he jogged. The teens are being held without bond. Jones, who is White, will be tried as an adult, although he is 17, prosecutors told reporters. Lane, a college student from Australia in the U.S. to play baseball, was shot with a .22 caliber pistol as he jogged near his girlfriend’s house. Although police believe Lane was chosen at random, it’s being reported that Edwards often posted racist comments on Twitter. According to The Daily Beast, Edwards posted things on his Twitter account, such as “90 percent of White people are nasty. #Hate them.” CNN reports that just days before the murder, Edwards also Tweeted: “With my ni***s when it’s time to start taken life’s,” which is reportedly a line

from a rap song. In its report, CNN also disclosed photos of Edwards posing with guns. According to police reports, Jones named Luna as the gunman and said the teen fired from the backseat of the car after they had been following Lane for some distance. It should be noted, that according to international media site www.wnd.com, Luna’s mother is Caucasian. According to AP, Duncan Police Chief Dan Ford said

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“There also is this piece of masculinity embedded into the understanding of why men behave differently than women,” Gilbert said. “Masculinity is formed and shaped differently in Black communities than White communities.” African American men are more likely to avoid doctors than Caucasians, Gilbert said. “They don’t make the time to take care of their health,” Gilbert said. “African American men also may feel distrustful of doctors and the health care system. They are more likely to shut down and not return rather than to find a new doctor.” As a group, African American men face additional challenges, Gilbert added. They tend to have less education and fewer social supports than Caucasians. They are more likely to live in poverty with fewer resources. Because passage of the Affordable Care Act gives

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that one suspect told officers that “he and the other boys were bored,” and that they followed Lane and killed him for “the fun of it.” The shooting has drawn national attention just a month after the not-guilty verdict came down for White community watch organizer George Zimmerman, who was on trial for shooting and killing Black teen Trayvon Martin in a suburb in Florida. Rev. Jesse Jackson Tweeted

active flu season, our pharmacists and healthcare clinic nurse practitioners, who are trained to provide immunizations, delivered more than 7 million flu shots to our customers.” All Walgreens points of care this season offer a standard seasonal flu vaccine, as well as FluMist, a needle-free nasal alternative; Fluzone HD, a highdose influenza vaccine for those over age 65; Fluarix, a quadrivalent (protects against four strains of influenza) vaccine; and Flucelvax, a cell-based vaccine which is expected to be available in late September. Flu shots are also available at more than 7,100 CVS/Pharmacy locations, and the pharmacy is offering a 20 percent off shopping pass, for every vaccination.

last week, “This senseless violence is frowned upon and the justice system must prevail.” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallen called on President Barack Obama to react to the case. “I think it would be a nice gesture for him to do that,” she told “Fox News Sunday.” For some, the issue seems to about race, while others point to the U.S. lack of gun control laws. Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer appeared on Piers Morgan’s talk show last week and called for Australians to think twice about visiting the U.S. “People thinking of going to the U.S.A. on business or (as) tourist trips should think carefully about it, given the statistical fact you are 15 times more likely to be shot dead in the U.S.A. than in Australia per capita, per million people.” In court when the teens were being charged, prosecutor Jason Hicks called them “thugs.”

Forever 21 speaks out against Obamacare allegations „ Company claims healthcare was not a factor in scheduling changes BY OW STAFF

Los Angeles-based clothing retailer Forever 21 has denied cutting employees’ hours due to Obamacare. The company had recently announced that it would reduce some employees hours to 29.5 a week, just under the full-time employment level required for

the Affordable Care Act. Critics believe the decision was a calculated move to avoid paying for the new federally required health care. However, in a recent statement, a company spokesperson denied those allegations saying, “Forever 21, like all retailers, staffs its stores based on projected store sales, completely independent of the Affordable Care Act. After a recent evaluation, Forever 21 realigned its staffing needs to better reflect sales expectations. This realignment impacted 196

employees, less than 1 percent of all U.S. store employees. Furthermore, Forever 21 regularly promotes and converts employees in the ordinary course of business. Since the start of our fiscal year, March 1, 2013, Forever 21 has converted 421 part-time store employees to full-time status making them benefits eligible. Forever 21 values all of its employees and made every effort to affect as few employees as possible in this realignment.”


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Practical Politics „ Whither Arthur Ashe? BY DAVID L. HORNE OW CONTRIBUTOR

This week during the 2013 version of the U.S. Open Tennis tournament, James Blake, a perennial top player since 1999, is retiring from the sport. Long seen as the best African American hope to continue the legacy of Arthur Ashe, Blake did achieve the no. 4 national and worldwide ranking in 2006, was captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team in its 1987 successful run, and an earner of close to $10 million on the professional tennis circuit. Although he had an enviable career, Blake did not reach the heights of success of Arthur Ashe. Now that he is retiring, there remain very few African American males in the tennis pipeline with that kind of talent and cachet, save a Donald Young, who will be a participant in this year’s U.S. Open. It is the Williams sisters who have added luster to Ashe’s tennis legacy.

“…there remain very few African American males in the tennis pipeline…” Venus, who is now battling serious health challenges which may force her into a premature retirement, has won Wimbledon five times, the U.S. Open two times, and a host of other tournaments. She has reported earnings of more than $35 million in the sport, and was very instrumental in convincing the tennis-powers-that-be to pay women tennis pros the same amount of prize money as the men, particularly in the major tournaments like Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the French Open and the U.S.

Be an advance guard for jobs BY WILLIAM SPRIGGS TRICE EDNEY COLUMNIST

In August 1963, as was the case 100 years earlier when the cemetery for the heroes of Gettysburg was dedicated, many speeches were delivered; but one stood out as a galvanizing moment to redefine and repurpose a movement. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered in November 1863, clearly defined the issue of the Civil War to be whether states’ rights could trample the rights of anyone. Similarly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech came to define the Civil Rights Movement of a century later. It has come to be interpreted as a call for a colorblind society, instead of a call to end racial injustice. His vision was more powerful than the sanguine, “not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” interpretation that has seen

Open. She is destined to be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame within the next few years. Serena Willliams, who is currently the most dominant female tennis player on the pro tour, has won more major tournaments than any other woman still playing, and is a lock for the Tennis Hall of Fame herself. She has won at least five Wimbledons, two French opens, two Australian Opens, three U.S. Opens and is always the player everyone else fears to play. She has won more than 50 professional tennis tournaments and clearly intends to win many more before she is done. She has earned more than $50 million dollars in the sport, and looks to win more majors than Roger Federer, the top male tennis star of the previous 10 years. In the wings and coming up strong are Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys and Taylor Townsend. The African American presence on the woman’s side of tennis should remain very strong after the Williams sisters decide to hang up their rackets. But where are the men? As in baseball, will Black men allow themselves to be marginalized again in the sport after the magnificent achievements of Arthur Ashe, James Blake and Malivai Washington, the latter another recent tennis phenom? Have basketball and football addicted our athletic prowess that much? Tennis is still a major money sport, and one can be singular, independent and not dependent on other teammates for one’s success (that’s not to say you don’t need a team of coaching staff, trainers etc.). Like golf, it’s just you, the ball, your racket and your across-the-net opponent. You don’t need a tackle, a blocker, a wide receiver or a linebacker, just your own will and preparation. There are plenty of tennis spots, like Harvard Park and Dorsey High’s La Cienega Park, to play weekend warrior or get more serious. There are tons of tennis tournaments at all levels; there are all kinds of sponsorship opportunities; and tennis is now much more wide open to all levels of African American players, thanks to the Black giants of the game like Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, the Williams sisters, Zina Garrison, and more.

see PRACTICAL POLITICS page 9 right-wing conservatives quoting Dr. King’s speech to justify racial disparities in the same way that tea party members embrace Lincoln’s “government of the people,” to somehow mean no government at all. The 1963 march was the March for Jobs and Freedom. Dr. King, who would become a champion for reforming America’s economic system so it worked to advance people—not crush them in poverty as sacrifices for progress—did not use the word “jobs” that day or make mention of the millions of Americans who were unemployed. Dr. King’s body of work, his push to end poverty in America, is clearly part of his legacy. He stands as a drum major for justice, not just racial justice but also economic justice. But, his “I Have a Dream” speech was an articulation of how the Civil Rights Movement was a fulfillment of the founding principles of America in line with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address. It clearly argued that racial injustice was so incompatible with American ideals that it could not be defended. But, the march was a March for Jobs and Freedom. The march was the dream of A. Philip Randolph, who was the senior statesmen of the major civil rights leaders. In 1963, Randolph was 74 years old, King was 34, and the only living major speaker of the day is Rep. John Lewis, then the head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, who was 23. Randolph, the president of the Brotherhood of

Counting the Cost „ After the March on Washington BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX TRICE EDNEY COLUMNIST

The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment for African Americans, a day when people joined to fight for jobs, peace and justice. More than 250,000 people traveled to Washington, coming by busses, trains, and occasionally planes. They came despite the scourge of segregation, which meant that many who were driving had to carefully select the places they could stop and eat (actually most brought goodies from home) or relieve themselves. Despite obstacles, a quarter of a million people showed up in Washington, gathering peacefully and with dignity. As a result of the march, the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed with more than three-quarters of the House and Senate supporting both acts. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continued his activity for jobs, peace and justice helping to organize the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, which resulted in Bloody Sunday. He spoke, in 1965, to Playboy magazine, suggesting that “compensation” (he didn’t use the word reparations) would be the only way to close the economic gap between African Americans and Whites. He began connecting poverty with war in his 1967 speech “Beyond Vietnam.” When he died, he was organizing the Poor People’s Campaign, envisioned as a way to bring tens of thousands of people to Washington, D.C., to demand that each department of the federal government recognize and ameliorate poverty issues in housing, education, health, and other areas. The Poor People’s campaign was more muted than expected in

Sleeping Car Porters, was a union president and saw economic rights as inseparable from civil rights. And so it was Randolph who wanted the march to be a march for jobs. As the leader of the march, Randolph opened the ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial and was the master of ceremonies for the day of speeches. His characterization of the march was, “we are the advanced guard of a massive, moral revolution for jobs and freedom.” While acknowledging racial injustice, he said, “We want all public accommodations open to all citizens, but those accommodations will mean little to those who cannot afford to use them.” And most importantly, he pointed out that equal opportunity to jobs means nothing if we have an economic system that is destroying jobs. A simple yardstick would suggest that the civil rights changes since the march have exceeded what could have been imagined. In 1963, very few Blacks were registered to vote; there were no Black members of Congress from the South and few local elected officials. Yet, today, both Lewis and one of Dr. King’s lieutenants, Andrew Young, have served as members of Congress representing Atlanta, and there are Black members of Congress from every Southern state. In 1963, mostly limited to historically Black colleges and universities, only about 4 percent of the Black population had college degrees; today about 21

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the wake of Dr. King’s 1968 assassination, but some of the people came anyway. Even before the 2013 commemorative march was organized, estimates were that 100,000 would join that event. In 1963, about 1.3 percent of our nation’s 18.9 million African Americans marched. Before the 2013 march (numbers may change as this was written before the march) the 100,000 estimate represents just two-tenths of one percent of our nation’s 44 million African Americans. Proportionately, the 1963 march drew five times as many African Americans as the 2013 march. What does this mean when we look at the status of African Americans then and now?

“Proportionately, the 1963 march drew five times as many African Americans as the 2013 march.” In 1963, the movement had clear goals. African Americans had been denied employment rights, civil rights, civil liberties and voting rights. The hundreds of thousands of African Americans who came to Washington were protesting, not only the restoration of these rights, but also a stop to the police brutality that had killed or crippled thousands of African Americans and our supporters. People were so focused that change was made, and when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, he articulated his vision for our nation. He said: “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” He set out an agenda that was economic, social and political. Fifty years after the March on Washington, we have yet to achieve the metrics that Dr. King offered. Millions experience “food insecuri-

see COUNTING THE COST page 9 percent of African Americans have a college degree and attend every flagship public university in the South. But, the March for Jobs and Freedom was launched when the Black unemployment rate stood at 10.9 percent, today it stands at 12.6 percent. The march did usher in many economic changes. The Civil Rights Act that passed the following year in 1964 made employment discrimination illegal, ending practices of major newspapers, like The Washington Post, posting help wanted ads for “nurse (practical) White, for small nursing home.” This was followed by President Lyndon Johnson issuing Executive Order 11246, requiring firms contracting with the federal government to take affirmative actions to ensure compliance with the Civil Rights Act in their hiring. And, the call to raise the minimum wage was answered with an eventual boost to $1.60 an hour in 1968—the equivalence of $10.70 today, and the minimum wage’s highest value. The minimum wage coverage was extended to state and local government workers, boosting the earnings of Black workers who gained entry to low-wage, public-sector employment. The result was that the median earnings of Black men rose from below poverty for a family of three at $16,051 in 1963 to a peak of $23,135 in 1973, way above the poverty level. And, the Black unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent in 1969. So, not surpris-

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Haven’t we heard this before? With President Barack Obama examining how— not whether—the United States will respond to what it calls a major chemical weapons attack in Syria, some are warning of another potential open-ended war if America launches an expected military strike. Obama’s options appear to range from limited missile strikes in Syria to continued diplomatic efforts— what critics contend is a “do-nothing” approach. While noted hawks such as GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona call for a robust response intended to weaken Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and turn the tide of the nation’s civil war, others worry that the inevitable result will be an inextricable mess. “Just shooting in some missiles isn’t really going to take care of the situation and might aggravate the situation,” Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez of California told CNN Tuesday. “You have Syria tied to Iran. You’ve got the Hezbollah in neighboring Lebanon. The whole area is already a difficult area. You have refugees going into other countries.” Sanchez, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, added that “for Americans to believe that just by shooting a few cruise missiles, we’ve made our statement and away we go, it’s just not the way that I believe this plays out, if that happens.”

Practical Politics from OPED page 8 It took African Americans decades to gain our present footing in tennis. We should not allow any obstacle to force us back out or to the margins. The same can be said of golf—what’s up after Tiger Woods? Professor David L. Horne is founder and executive director of PAPPEI, the Pan African Public Policy and Ethical Institute, which is a new 501(c)(3) pending community-based organization or non-governmental organization (NGO). It is the stepparent organization for the California Black Think Tank which still operates and which meets every fourth Friday. DISCLAIMER: The beliefs and viewpoints expressed in opinion pieces, letters to the editor, by columnists and/or contributing writers are not necessarily those of OurWeekly.

Counting the Cost from OPED page 8 ty,” or have nothing to eat several times a month. The education gap has not been closed, and African American students are differently treated than others in the K-12 education system. Where is the equality? Paraphrasing Dr. King, African Americans have twice the negatives and half of the positives in terms of equity. Little freedom has been achieved, especially when trillions are spent on senseless wars, while our national unemployment rate exceeds 7 percent and the unofficial Black unemployment rate is 25 percent. In the five years after the 1963 March on Washington, there were setbacks, but also the

Her fellow California Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee, said the large-scale use of chemical weapons demanded an international response, but he called for a precisely defined mission intended to limit collateral political fallout or open-ended U.S. involvement. “I think the use of chemical weapons is really different, qualitatively different, tragically different, and I think we really have to act here,” Schiff told CNN. Obama must “make it clear not only to the American people, but also to the Syrian people, that this isn’t going to be the cavalry riding to the rescue to topple” Assad, he said. At the same time, “this is going to be a punitive, powerful response, a deterrent response to the use of chemical weapons,” Schiff said. “That’s important to make sure that we don’t get entangled in this war, to try and avoid the consequences” cited by Sanchez, he added. “But I think properly defined, it can be done. And I think it will be done in concert with our international partners.” McCain told CNN in a separate interview that only a tough response will be effective. “If it’s just some strikes with cruise missiles, then it will not only not do any good, it may be counterproductive and help Bashar Assad with his propaganda,” McCain said. He called for reversing the advantage held by Assad’s forces on the battlefield “by taking out his air assets, cratering his runways, and getting the weapons to the right people so that they can reverse the momentum.” However, Ed Husain of the Council on Foreign Relations said Obama risks wading into a protracted war that will become his legacy with hasty military strikes now. “By intervening, Syria may well prove to be Obama’s war, bequeathed to a new president in 2016,” Husain, a senior fellow for Middle East studies, wrote Wednesday on CNN’s website. “Civilian casualties are inevitable: The images on our screens will not be Syrians using chemical weapons to kill each other, but American bombs creating carnage and killings in yet another Muslim country.” White House: No decision yet White House spokesman Jay Carney insisted Tuesday that Obama continued to weigh options, and he made clear that any U.S. response to the August 21 achievement of far-reaching goals. After the commemoration, the several events in Washington, D.C., parallel events in other cities, and the NAACP’s online march, what will be the results? Will this generation be as effective as Dr. King and his generation was? Will we mobilize around Voting Rights after the setback of a Supreme Court decision? Will we push to close the employment gap between African Americans and others? In 1963, African Americans were desperate to effect change. In 2013, there is neither desperation nor a passionate push for implementation. In five or 10 years, when there is another commemorative gathering, how will history judge us? Julianne Malveaux is an economist and author in Washington, D.C. 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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use of chemical weapons in suburban Damascus was not intended to bring “regime change.” Meanwhile, efforts by the Obama administration to mount international support reaped some benefits. Major NATO partners Britain, France and Germany have called for a tough response in Syria, and a NATO statement Wednesday signaled support for action. “Those responsible must be held accountable,” the statement said. “We consider the use of chemical weapons as a threat to international peace and security.” The NATO language echoed Carney’s remarks Tuesday that sought to justify a military response to what U.S. officials characterize as the worst chemical weapons attack since former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein launched a poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds in 1988. “Allowing the use of chemical weapons on a significant scale to take place without a response would present a significant challenge to or threat to the United States’ national security,” Carney said. On the same day Obama talked with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and British Prime Minister David Cameron, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry consulted allies and indicated potentially imminent action by a coalition likely to include key NATO partners and regional powers. Cameron is proposing a U.N. Security Council resolution “condemning the chemical weapons attack by Assad and authorizing necessary measures to protect civilians,” but certain opposition by Syrian ally Russia and possibly China doomed its chances. Instead, a limited coalition of NATO partners and some Arab League members appeared more likely to provide political backing for Obama to order U.S. missile strikes. An Arab League spokesman con-

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demned the al-Assad regime on Tuesday for the chemical attack. In another move, the United States postponed its involvement in talks scheduled for this week in Geneva on seeking a political solution to the Syrian civil war. Russia expressed disappointment at the U.S. decision and warned against any Western military strike on Syria, as did Iran. The United States has already moved warships armed with cruise missiles into the region. Hagel told the BBC Tuesday that forces were ready to carry out a strike if ordered. A senior Defense Department official told CNN that any strike could be completed “within several days.” “We are ready to go, like that,” Hagel told the BBC, adding that “the options are there, the United States Department of Defense is ready to carry out those options.” For almost two years, Obama has avoided direct military involvement in Syria’s civil war, only escalating aid to rebel fighters in June after suspected smaller-scale chemical weapons attacks by Syrian government forces. However, last week’s attack obliterated the “red line” Obama set just over a year ago against the use of Syria’s chemical weapons stocks. Vice President Joe Biden made clear the administration’s view of who was to blame for last week’s event, telling the American Legion on Tuesday that “there is no doubt who is responsible for the heinous use of chemical weapons -- the Syrian regime.” The White House has ruled out sending ground troops to Syria or implementing a no-fly zone to blunt al-Assad’s aerial superiority over rebels fighting to oust his regime.

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Actor Vin Diesel gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame „ Awards recognizes more than three decades of filmmaking CITY NEWS SERVICE

Actor and filmmaker Vin Diesel received the 2,504th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, two days before the premiere of his latest movie, “Riddick.” Michelle Rodriguez, who co-starred with Diesel in the “Fast & Furious” film series, was among those joining the actor at the ceremony in front of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. “I never thought it would be here in public on a corner, but I guess in some strange way, 30 years ago I made my living by dancing on corners like this with crowds smaller than this,” Diesel said. Born Mark Sinclair Vincent on July 18, 1967, in New York City, Diesel made his stage debut when he was 7 years old in a production of the children’s play “Dinosaur Door” at Theater for the New City in New York’s Greenwich Village. Diesel’s first film role was a brief uncredited appearance in the 1990 drama “Awakenings.” Diesel wrote, produced, directed and starred in the 1994 independent short “Multi-Facial,” which followed

him on several auditions in which he is told he is either “too Black” or “too White.” Diesel’s mother is White and his father is Black. The film was shown at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival, where it was seen by director Steven Spielberg, which led him to create the role of Pvt. Adrian Carparzo in “Saving Private Ryan” specifically for Diesel. Diesel also wrote, produced, directed and starred in the full-length drama “Strays,” which he described as a “multicultural `Saturday Night Fever.” It was selected to compete at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. Diesel’s other film credits include “xXx”; the Disney comedy “The Pacifier”; “Babylon A.D.”; the courtroom drama “Find Me Guilty”; “Boiler Room”; “Knockaround Guy”; the action-thriller “A Man Apart”; and the animated feature “The Iron Giant.” “Riddick” will be released Sept. 6. The actionadventure film is part of a series that began in 2000 with “Pitch Black” and continued in 2004 with “The Chronicles of Riddick.” Diesel’s upcoming films include an adaptation of the 1970s CBS crime drama “Kojak” and the seventh installment of the “Fast & Furious” series. Diesel is also the founder of the video game company Tigon Studios, which created and produced 2004’s top-selling Xbox game, “The Chronicles of

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Vin Diesel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood. There to lend support was “Fast and Furious” co-star Michelle Rodriguez.

Vin Diesel accompanied by Paloma Jiménez and their two children.

Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay.” Diesel’s stage name stems from his days as a bouncer at the New York nightclub Tunnel—Vin is

the shortened form of Vincent and friends nicknamed him diesel, saying he ran off diesel fuel, referring to his non-stop energy.

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old Eric James Avery, on May 16. They were originally charged as co-defendants, but the cases are being prosecuted separately. Avery is charged with one count each of pimping a minor 16 or older, human trafficking of a minor for a sex act and pandering by procuring in connection with the third victim. He has pleaded not guilty and is due back in court on Sept. 13 for a preliminary hearing.

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all U.S. residents easier access to health care, Gilbert believes now is an opportune time to engage African American men in the healthcare system. Enrollment through the Gateway to Better Health demonstration project funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the public health centers has opened the door for many men to access and utilize healthcare services. Gilbert said he will build on the research of others in understanding the unique profile of African

Military strike from NEWS page 9 A first step to any U.S. action will be the public release of a declassified U.S. intelligence report on the chemical weapons that rebels claim killed 1,300 people. Carney said the report was expected to come out this week. It would set in motion the process that could lead to missile strikes or other responses, depending on the administration’s ability to line up international support and prevent any domestic obstacles. Legislator: Congress can’t ‘be pushed aside’ A group of 31 Republican and six Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday sent a letter to the president urging him “to consult and receive authorization”

Americans and examine which behaviors, such as diet, exercise and stress relief, are most relevant to keeping them healthy. As he conducts his research, Gilbert will network with mentors, recipients of New Connections grants and other researchers funded by RWJF engaged in parallel work and studying topics in adjacent areas. “I hope that as more people find out about the work I am doing that they will want to become full partners to address the health and well-being of Black men in the St. Louis area,” Gilbert said. “I want fraternities, the Urban League, 100 Black Men, physicians, factory workers, cooks–the whole spectrum of organizations that work with Black men and those organizations and concerned citizens–to become aware and want to help with this initiative.”

before authorizing any such military action. “Any U.S. military action could bring serious consequences or further escalation,” said Rep. Ed Royce, a California Republican who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee and was not among the letter’s initial signatories. “The president should be making the case to the American public, and his administration should come to Congress to explain their plans. The consequences are too great for Congress to be pushed aside.” However, other Republicans noted that the War Powers Act allows Obama to order limited missile strikes and report back to Congress afterward. Last month, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey provided Congress with a list of declassified U.S. military options for Syria that emphasized the high costs and risks of what he said would amount to “an act of war” at a time of deep budget cuts. CNN’s Chris Lawrence, Jill Dougherty and Jim Acosta contributed to this report.


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Parents urged to get kids vaccinated against meningococcal disease BRANDPOINT

Moms do all they can to prepare their kids for a healthy transition from summer vacation to the new school year, which brings new teachers, homework and demanding sports practices. But, when gearing up for the transition, there is one thing moms might be forgetting to protect their children against: the potentially fatal meningococcal disease. While parents may have grades and carpools on the mind, they should know that meningococcal disease is the result of a rare, but serious bacterial infection that can progress very rapidly and take the life of an otherwise healthy person in as little as one day. Symptoms that parents and their teens should watch out for could include stiff neck, fever, lethargy, sensitivity to light, irritability, headaches and vomiting. With school in session, kids are going to bed later and waking up earlier; the resulting fatigue may raise the risk of meningococcal disease, possibly by weakening the immune system. Common activities such as sharing water bottles and utensils can also facilitate the spread of the disease. As fall sports season approaches, student athletes can be at greater risk of exposure to meningococcal disease, since cramped locker rooms and long bus trips can increase the risk of exposure to

the germs. To help raise awareness about the serious consequences of meningococcal disease and urge parents to take action and vaccinate against the disease, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) partnered with Sanofi Pasteur to launch “Get in the Game: Keeping Teens Healthy,” a national campaign that is a part of the Voices of Meningitis educational program and features Olympic swimmer and mom Dara Torres along with meningococcal disease survivors. “As a mother, I know how busy this time of the year can be, running from one sports practice to another,” says Torres. “But parents shouldn’t lose sight of the importance of vaccination for meningococcal disease. I hope that parents will feel empowered and motivated to speak with their children’s health care provider to make sure their child is upto-date with their vaccinations.” Adolescents and young adults can be especially vulnerable to the disease; however, many parents aren’t aware that this disease is a threat or that there are vaccinations —recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–available to help prevent this disease. Visit Facebook.com/VoicesofMeningitis to learn more about meningococcal disease and the “Get in the Game Campaign.”

L.A. Sparks: Road to the play-offs With seven regular season games left to play on their schedule, the Los Angeles Sparks, led by No. 30 Nneka Ogwumike (above in pink), who drives to the basket in a recent game, are holding down second place in their Western Division conference with a 19-8 record./OW Photo/Nyeema Vernon.

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FLORIDA Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, along with Allstate Insurance Company, is celebrating family fun and excitement with the 2013 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion. This Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29Sept. 2, families from all over the country will join Joyner and his celebrity friends for a weekend filled with concerts, access to Universal Studios, Sea World and Islands of Adventure; interaction with celebrities and leaders, enlightening seminars, and endless activities for people of all ages inside the free expo that is open to the public. The event will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. The event will kick off with Janelle Monae at the Allstate Welcome Party. Grammy-award winning artist Fantasia and TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank) will headline Friday night; Jermaine Dupri presenting his So So Def 20 Tour headlines Saturday night, and there will be a Sunday morning Gospel event featuring James Fortune with Kurt Carr. *** Now in its sophomore year, Caribe Arts Fest brings the essence of the Americas and the Caribbean to downtown Fort Lauderdale through art exhibits, independent films, music and educational workshops. Taking place Oct. 17-20, the festival has collaborated with Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Cultural Division and the city of Fort Lauderdale to showcase the unique cultural differences that make the county a true national gem. The fourday celebration will consist of industry professionals facilitating educational workshops; international artist, such as Haitian artist Eduoard Duval Carrie and Dillard High School celebrating the 10 year anniversary of “The Indigo Room-The Revival"; and Caribbean filmmaker, such as Dalton Narine from Trinidad screening his Carnival documentary, “Mas Man.” These scheduled events will be held at NSU’s Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.

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GEORGIA Four-time Grammy nominee Melba Moore stars in Darryl Reuben Hall’s “Frat House” at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Oct. 4-5. Moore, who won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for “Purlie,” will play the role of President Johns in this Gospel musical spin on the “Parable of the Prodigal Son.” “Frat House” will also feature T’ Keyah Crystal Keymah (”In Living Color,” “That’s So Raven,” and “Cosby”) in the role of Officer Brendetta, and Broadway performer Darryl Reuben Hall (NYCO’s “Porgy and Bess”) will play Dean Upton. The story follows Thomas, the son of a pastor, who leaves home to attend college and pledges a fraternity against his father’s advice.

MISSOURI A rodeo clown’s controversial Missouri State Fair antics went viral after President Barack Obama was spoofed and mocked. But the clown says it was all in good fun as has been done with other presidents. Tuffy Gessling, who found himself at the center of a firestorm and received numerous death threats, has decided to speak out after his antics drew angry rebukes from politicians, a lifetime ban from the Missouri State Fair and more personal hits than he ever faced in the ring. “I didn’t do this to do any hating on anyone. I did this to be funny. I did it to be a joke,” Gessling said. “I didn’t think anything more of it than what we’ve done 15 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago, when we’ve done it with Bush, Clinton and Ronald Reagan. I never did anything because of anybody’s race. I don’t care

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what color somebody is. If they’re blue, white, green, polka dotted, striped ... it doesn’t bother me one bit,” Gessling said. He adds it was not about politics either. When asked if he was a Democrat or a Republican, Gessling simply replied, “I am a rodeo clown.”

NEW YORK Author, scholar, artist Elaine Richardson (Dr. E) has been nominated by the esteemed African American Literary Awards Show for her memoir “PHD to Ph.D: How Education Saved My Life” in the category of Best Non Fiction. Using her personal story as an inspirational example to troubled teens and adults; mother, daughter, sexual assault survivor, Ohio State University professor Dr. E shows a path to recovery through education of self and spiritual healing. This nomination is an addition to recognition for her efforts to combat at-youth risk behavior specifically among African American teen girls. The ninth annual African American Literary Awards Show will be held Sept. 26 at Landmark on the Park in New York City. For more information on Dr. E, visit her website www.phdtophd.com

SOUTH CAROLINA A group of customers at a Wild Wing restaurant in Charleston were allegedly forced to wait two hours for their table and then were ultimately denied service on the basis of their race. According to reports, a family of 25 African Americans were asked to leave because a White customer felt “threatened.” The party reportedly had caused no conflict during their wait. When the store manager came over to explain the “situation,” one member of the party began to record the conversation that ensued, after which time the group was asked to leave. After failed attempts to reach the restaurants corporate office, the Brown family took to Facebook to encourage a boycott of the restaurant.

TEXAS The Potter’s House church, led by Bishop T.D. Jakes, is donating $10,000 to the National Action Network in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Located in

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WASHINGTON Police said Monday that the 88-year-old World War II vet, who died last week following a brutal beating in a parking lot in Spokane, Wash., tried to fend off his attackers. Two teenagers are in custody, including one arrested early Monday. Delbert Belton’s death Thursday came 68 years after he survived being shot in the leg during the World War II battle of Okinawa. Spokane police Chief Frank Straub Jr. said information provided by church leaders and family members led investigators to a Spokane apartment where they found 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard early Monday morning. Police arrested him and three others who were with him on charges of rendering criminal assistance—a felony. Straub did not identify the other three, and it was not immediately clear if they were adults or juveniles. He described them as friends of Adams-Kinard, one of two teenagers accused of trying to rob Belton in the parking lot of Spokane’s Eagles Lodge.

INTERNATIONAL U.S.-based African Embassies have tapped a fertile pipeline of African Americans with interests in their African homeland countries. Through AfricanAncestry.com, the pioneers of DNAbased ancestry tracing for people of African descent, newly discovered descendants enjoy ‘diplomatic relations’ with specialized trips to Africa; information exchange from their African countries of origin; and direct access to African ambassadors in the U.S., including embassy-sponsored national celebrations of their African homelands. AfricanAncestry.com currently works with Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Gabon among others to strengthen connections to Africa and African American communities across the U.S. Partnering embassies gain cross-cultural education, tourism, investments and philanthropy in their respective countries.

Muncie church that stood against KKK needs help standing „ Drive to raise $60,000 BY RUSS MCQUAID CNN NEWS WIRE

Muncie, IN—One night when the worst of Hoosier humanity was on murderous display, a little church in Muncie brought out the best in its congregation, supporters and townspeople. Eighty-three years after Shaffer Chapel stood up the Ku Klux Klan, the church at the corner of Highland Avenue and Wolff Street on Muncie’s northeast side, needs help to keep standing. The church and its members are leading a drive to raise $60,000 by the end of September to make the 120-year-old chapel handicapped accessible, to improve restrooms and windows and to landscape the grounds. The drive is led by Cornelius Dollison, who married his wife Mary in the church 51 years ago. “We have to know and understand our history before we can move forward, and realize that all those things that happened 83 years ago, that’s part of our history,” said Dollison, as he stood in the sun before Sunday morning services. “We have to look forward but we have to know and understand what happened back in that time to realize how important our freedoms are that we enjoy.” Those freedoms were enforced with guns and prayers one night in the summer of 1930. In nearby Marion, a White woman was raped and her husband was killed. Three Black teens, Thomas Shipp, Abram Smith

and James Cameron, were locked up in Marion’s downtown jail. Outside crowds formed and townspeople howled. After dark, on Aug. 7, the mob broke into the jail, bound the teens and took them to a tree on the grounds of the Grant County courthouse. Cameron was spared. Shipp and Smith were hung in what is the last recorded lynching in a northern state. An iconic photograph was snapped of the murdered youths and the crowd. Jazz singer Billie Holiday’s lament, “Strange Fruit,” was based on a poem about the lynching. The KKK intimidated the sheriff of Grant County and would not permit him to take the bodies down as

a warning to other Blacks about the fate that would befall them if they should be arrested in Marion. Local churches and funeral homes were refused to retrieve the corpses. One Muncie minister/mortician would not be terrorized, though. “They came together because it took that for that pastor at the time, whose name was J.E. Johnson, to go all the way to Marion and actually get the officials from Muncie to go along with him so that they could get the two young men that were lynched, to bring the bodies back to give them a proper christian burial,” said Rev. Christopher G. Randolph, the current pastor of Shaffer American Methodist Episcopal Church. The bodies were transported to Highland Avenue

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So, let us hope that this current generation, armed with social media, can outperform the generation of typewriters and index cards in putting hundreds of thousands into a march to redeem the dream in Dr. King’s speech to end racial injustice. Thanks to the successes of the 1963 march, today’s young people will not be asked to march in the middle of the week as was the case in 1963. Afraid of a large gathering of “protesters,” the march organizers were forced to hold the march on a Wednesday to keep the crowd down and to agree that the marchers would all leave Washington by sundown. So, holding the march on a Saturday, and with the freedom to stretch the message longer than “sun up to sundown,” this generation has overcome those barriers of the past. But, let us also hope that this generation will see that they must again mount a campaign for jobs. If

from OPED page 8 ingly, the poverty rate for Black children fell from 65.6 percent in 1965 to 39.6 percent in 1969. In 2010, 39 percent of Black children lived in poverty; the median income of Black men stood at $23,475 in 2011; and today the unemployment rate for Black men is at 12.6 percent. Today, the challenge remains for civil rights to fight against the mass incarceration of Black men, protect the Voting Rights Act from activist Supreme Court judges on the right and prevent vigilante acts coded into “Stand Your Ground” laws that killed Trayvon Martin.

and Wolff Street on Muncie’s northeast side where Rev. Johnson prepared them at his mortuary three doors down from the church. “The Klan was rallying to take the dead bodies and drag them through the streets,” said Rev. Randolph. Former State Representative Hurley Goodall was

see SHAFFER CHAPEL page 13 more than 250,000 Americans marched on Washington when the unemployment rate was 5.7 percent demanding full employment policies are at the center of economic policy, how will this generation respond? If more than 250,000 Americans marched on Washington demanding a raise in the minimum wage when its value was $9.54, how will this generation respond? To encourage this generation, the AFL-CIO sponsored a scholarship competition to grant 60 scholarships to young people willing to commit themselves to recommit America to the demands of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom. Each of the students will be receiving a one-time $5,000 scholarship to help them afford college this fall. 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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The Los Angeles Black Worker Center is planning a series of events Sept. 6-7 designed to shine a spotlight on the job crisis for African American workers in the city. A Black Worker Congress at Holman United Methodist Church will feature workers, as well as labor and community leaders strategizing on ways to reverse the job crisis in the Black community. The goal is to develop a blueprint to enable people to follow-up. The congress will be followed by a rally of workers calling for quality jobs and a diverse workforce Sept. 7 from 8:30 a.m.-noon in Leimert Park Village. The “Ready to Work” rally will kick off the day and will be followed by a health and resource fair. Here individuals can sign up for the Black Workers Center construction registry and talk with employers such as the MTA and Walmart to find out how to get into their job pipeline. In addition, the health fair will feature representatives from the St. John Well Child and Family Center providing total health assessments on site and they

Shaffer chapel from ACROSS BLACK AMERICA page 12 born three years before the lynching. He’s lived down the street and attended Shaffer Chapel all his life. “The Klan was a strong organization back then when I was a child. “There were a lot of rumors that would fly around that the Klan was coming and all of this and people would get apprehensive,” said Goodall, adding that the KKK tried to, “intimidate people connected with this church and this neighborhood.” The people of Shaffer Chapel would not be intimidated. “The African Americans had armed themselves in houses and behind corners and armed themselves to be able to tackle anything that came their way,” said City Councilman Julius J. Anderson. “They were reinforcing themselves, I would say, to say, ‘Hey, look, this is not going to happen in Muncie.’” The nightmare that was visited on their neighbors in Marion did not spill over into Muncie. Rev. Johnson finished his work, the bodies were embalmed and prepared for funeral and returned to their families in Marion. A green historical marker on the church grounds

also will make appointments to see people who require more time and have special needs. The health professionals will also sign up people for Obamacare or state and local medical programs. Interested individuals should bring the following to sign up a child or adult: • Birth certificate, Green Card, U.S. passport or citizenship certificate • Social Security card (if you have one) • Paycheck stub, letter from employer or federal income tax forms for proof of income • Proof of residency (California driver license or utility bill) • Proof of pregnancy (if pregnant) At the Black Worker Congress, panel discussions will look at the state and human toll of Black unemployment and underemployment, how to organize a social movement for change and ways to improve anti-discrimination protections in the work place. Another panel will focus on the best practices for forging labor and community partnerships to create job opportunities for Black workers particularly through public sector construction projects. For additional information, contact the Black Worker Center at (323) 752-7287. commemorates the courage of the pastor and his congregation and the White political leadership of Muncie that night. Now, the church is in dire need of renovation and rejuvenation. About two dozen congregants arrive for weekly services. Most are elderly and Black, but sprinkled in the pews are the faces of White students from Ball State University who have volunteered along with a local architect to help in the renovation. “Our goal is to raise $60,000,” said Dollison. “That is what we figure on being enough money to do the landscaping, repair those entry way steps and make a handicapped ramp along the side.” Renovations will be made to windows and restrooms, too. “We see God’s hand in a lot things that we do, and He’s still in charge and we realize that,” said Dollison. “It took a community coming together on one accord to take a particular stand on that one evening,” recalled Councilman Anderson. “Yes, it was a dark day on one side. But it was a bright day when the Klan didn’t show.” The not-for-profit Whitely Community Council is leading the fundraising drive with an account established at Old National Bank. Tax-deductible donations can be made at any location for the Shaffer Chapel renovations.

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pledge form means reopening negotiations. It provides the donor with an opportunity to reconsider giving. It sends the signal that your organization does not have its house in order, and can frustrate volunteers who are giving their valuable time. Take the guesswork out of fundraising. Define your policies and procedures. If unusual circumstances arise, respond to them. But have the fundamentals in place and apply them consistently. Nothing can lose the goodwill of an investor or volunteer more quickly than a situation where the rules are changing constantly. Take time and work with your board, staff, volunteers, and donors to develop guidelines, policies, and procedures that are credible and in line with your mission and culture. Here is a three-step process you can use as you put policies in place. Step one: the development committee of the board is responsible for drafting guidelines, policies, and procedures. They can work with your development staff, with a consultant, or with Internet resources to craft these. Step two: the documents created in step one should be brought to the full board for approval. Step three: once approved, the guidelines, policies, and procedures should be implemented by staff and referred to on an ongoing basis. Details on policies and procedures for consideration are available from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) website www.afpnet.org. We also include examples of policies (and what they related to) in our recent book “Prerequsites for Fundraising Success.” Following the AFP Donor Bill of Rights and the AFP Code of Ethics are two items all nonprofits should review and consider adopting as part of their fundraising policies. Mel and Pearl Shaw are the authors of “Prerequisites for Fundraising Success.” They position nonprofits for fundraising success. Visit them at www.saadandshaw.com.

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AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 5 PLAY. Comedy Rains and Towne Street Theatre present “Beyond Therapy” at Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood beginning at 8pm. The congregation at Blessed Hope Missionary Baptist Church has hired a new pastor. However, in this case, the devil is not just in the details, but in the preacher himself. While the board digs up dirt on their new pastor, the good reverend makes a little dirt of his own to hang on to his position. Cost: $15. For info: info@townestreet.org.

AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 15 Rogue Machine continues with the world premiere of “One Night in Miami” by Kemp Powers through Sept. 15 at 5041 Pico Blvd., L.A., beginning at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 3pm on Sundays. “One Night in Miami” imagines what might have transpired after Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion of the world. Cost: $30. For reservations and info: (855) 585-5185.

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COMMUNITY CELEBRATION. Unity Fest is an annual event for the stakeholders of the 90043 zip code. This event recognizes accomplishments of residents and provides resources from city government and local nonprofits. The event will be held at Van Ness Park, 5720 Second Ave., L.A., from 10am-3pm and will include food, jumpers, games, and educational and city service resources provided. Free. Volunteers are needed. For info: (323) 298-6124.

SANCTIFIED IN SONG. Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1129 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, presents a special Gospel experience starring the world-renowned Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, with Sandy Foster. This event will take place at 5pm at the church. Featured guests for this program will be Dave Shirley and The Redeemed Souls. Prez Blackmon will serve as master of ceremonies. Donations are requested and encouraged. VIP seating is also available for $20. For more information, contact the church office at (562) 437-1567.

COMEDY NIGHT. The Information Technology and Literacy Foundation hosts a comedy night at 7000 S. Western Ave., L.A. beginning at 7pm. Hosted by comedian Dannon Green, other acts in attendance will include Joe Fox, Paula Bel, Tony Baker and Esau McGraw. Cost: $15 and includes a meal. Proceeds benefit the community resource center. For info: (323) 863-6725.

SOUNDS OF BRAZIL. Ford Amphitheatre hosts 20th annual Brazilian Summer Festival featuring Samba Mestre Jorge Aragao from Rio de Janeiro, at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, beginning at 5pm. Cost $45. For info and tickets: (818) 566-1111.

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STAGE PLAY. Two women test the bonds of sisterhood in a bittersweet comedy set during the Harlem Renaissance. JVO Productions in association with InterACT Theatre Company presents “The Old Settler” at the Pico Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Cost: $32. For reservations and info: (323) 960-7712.

FAMILY STORY TIME. Nurture your child’s love for stories by exploring new books, singing songs and nursery rhymes, and engaging in art activities at a family story time from 1-1:45 pm at AC Billbrew Library,150 E. El Segundo Blvd., L.A. Targets children 3 months-5 years. For info: (310) 538-3350.

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Friday Bible Study..........................................................................7 P.M. Saturday Prayer Meeting...............................................................10 A.M. Rev. Lucious Pope

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Hollywood by Choice „ Fall Movie Preview Part II As promised, in this article we’ll look at movies starring or prominently featuring Black performers in front of the camera, as well as those behind the camera for the month of November. The outstanding talents of Morgan Freeman will be coupled with Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas in “Last Vegas.” In this movie, Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his 30-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and will test their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands, and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas. “Last Vegas” is scheduled to open Nov. 1. One of Britain’s hottest actors who is taking America by storm will star in “Thor: The Dark

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World.” Yes, Idris Elba reprises his role as Heimdall and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje stars as Algrim/Kurse. When Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) is targeted by the denizens of the dark world of Svartalfheim, Thor sets out on a quest to protect her at all costs. Thor has also promised to protect the earth, and this intergalactic war, if lost, could spell doom to the entire universe. Of course his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is up to his devilish tricks, and betrayals, but a new enemy may spell doom to Thor and his hammer. “Thor: The Dark World” is in theaters Nov. 8. Get ready, get ready, get ready! Do I seem excited? I am. They’re baaack! Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Harold Perrineau, and Morris Chestnut reprise their roles from the 1999 film “The Best Man” in “The Best Man Holiday.” Actually the entire gang is back, but when they reunite over the Christmas holidays, after 15 years, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be re-ignited. Oh, my! It’s going to be a hot mess. The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The Best Man Holiday” appears in theaters Nov. 15. Celebrated actress Viola Davis stars as Major Gwen Anderson and British actor Nonso Anozie as Sergeant Dap in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” The Earth was ravaged twice by the Buggers, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Seventy years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He

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life coach Blake LeVine discussing “How to Help Families and Individuals Having Mental Illness” will be held at 4305 Degnan Blvd., #104, L.A. from 7-9pm. Free. Registration required. For info: (323) 294-7814.

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SEPTEMBER 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 INSTANT RECESS. Take a break from your afternoon to stretch and move for 10 minutes at the Carson Library,151 E. Carson St,. Carson. You’ll feel refreshed and invigorated even in that short period of time. Everyone is welcome to come every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:10-5:30pm. For info: (310) 830-0901.

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DISTRICT MEETING. Compton Community College District Board to meet in the Board Room, 1111 E. Artesia Blvd., Compton, beginning at 5pm. Closed session begins at 4pm.

LADIES CONFERENCE. Forgiving for Living presents its second “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Conference” for ladies ages 13-18 at the Doubletree Hotel By Hilton, 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City, from 8am-4pm. Conference will include workshops on financial literacy, health, wisdom, and personal growth. Free. RSVP at (951) 313-4732.

FACEBOOK WORKSHOP. Facebook for Business 101. If you need help understanding how to use Facebook as a marketing tool, don’t miss this class held at PACE Business Development Center, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B from 6-7:30pm. Cost: $30 (213) 353-9400.

SEPTEMBER 5 DANCE. Diavolo Dance Theater premieres Fluid Infinities, the final installment in L’ Espace du Temps, a trilogy of commissions from the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, beginning at 8pm. Cost: $1104. For tickets and info: (323) 850-2000. SPEAKER NIGHT. National Alliance on Mental Illness Urban Los Angeles hosts its speaker night with author, social worker and

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will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise himself as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release Nov. 22. A Spike Lee film hits theaters in November. “Oldboy” is directed by Lee and stars Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sharlto Copley. In this flick, an advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. “Oldboy” is the 21st feature film from Spike Lee, but it’s his first remake. Lee takes from South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s 2003 film which was proven to be an audience favorite. We have high hopes this film version will do the same. “Oldboy” will be released in theaters Nov. 27.

Just in time for the holidays, “Black Nativity” brings you the best of the best on the silver screen. Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Jacob Latimore star in Kasi Lemmon’s film. In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated holiday musical drama, “Black Nativity” follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a streetwise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Rev. Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Rev. Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing and family. If you think November is hot, wait until you catch a glimpse of December.

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BUSY FINGERS CLUB. Learn to knit, crochet and loom. Already know how? Come learn new skills and patterns from 3-5pm at Carson Library, 151 E. Carson St., Carson. Targets all ages and skill levels. For info: (310) 830-0901.

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HEALTH AND MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS. Come learn about foods that will benefit you in fighting diseases and simple tips to make your shopping experience easier, as well as focusing on the seven-point movement to help with back pain from 23pm at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave., Culver City. For info (310) 559-1676. STREET FESTIVAL. The Ethiopian community celebrates its new year during a Little Ethiopia Cultural Street Festival on Fairfax Avenue between Olympic Boulevard and Whitworth Street, from 12-8pm. Dozens of booths and live performances will give Angelenos the opportunity to explore Ethiopian history, culture and cuisine. Free. For info: (310) 877-3530.

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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 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29/13 CNS-2522461# OUR WEEKLY

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 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 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5/13 CNS-2522457# OUR WEEKLY

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 170575 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: P ro g reso Financiero, 2024 We s t P i c o B l v d . , L o s Angeles, CA 90007, County of Los Angeles 171 Constitution Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025 Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: C2799757 Registered owner(s): Progress Financial Corporation, Delaware, 171 Constitution Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2006 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.) Progress Financial Corporation S/ David Tomlinson, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 15, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). New (Amended) Filing 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19/13 CNS-2528477# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-167523 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Zoe Ministries, 190 Sierr a Court, Suite C-6, Palmdale, CA 93550, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Kalem Kengga, 2551 East Avenue S., Suite G-218, Palmdale, CA 93550 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on August 12, 2013 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) S/ Kalem Kengga, Owner / Reistrant This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 12, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013168334 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Barry & Frank’s Tires, 4175 S Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90037, County of LA Registered owner(s): Barry Bordenave, 1499 W 36th Place, Los Angeles CA 90018 Frank Espinoza, 14093 Nona Ln. Whittier CA 91602 This business is conducted by a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) S/ Barry Bordenave This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 13, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Original 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12/13 CNS-2525655# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 146671 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Maud, 4581 Don Milagro Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90008, P.O. Box 8784, Los Angeles, CA 90008-0784 Registered owner(s): Laura Teasley, 4581 Don Milagro Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90008 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) S/ Laura Teasley, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 15, 2013 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013143034 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Empowering Our Community Consulting, 2019 West 80th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Kevin Sheppard, 2019 West 80th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047 Gayle Gordon, 2019 West 80th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047 This business is conducted by copartners The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 7/10/2013 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/ Kevin Sheppard, copartner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 10, 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 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29/13 CNS-2522459# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013 155129 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Poison The Youth, 8403 S. B l a c k b u rn Ave. Apt #104, L o s A n g e l e s , C A 9 0 0 4 8, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Keith Costello, 8403 S. Blackburn Ave. Apt. #104, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Brett Page, 533 NE Holladay, Portland, OR 97232 This business is conducted by a General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) S/ Keith Costello, COO This statement was filed with

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013123255 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: J and R Tire Service, 833 W. C h e rr y St., Compton, CA 90222, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Rodrigo Cantoran, 833 W. Cherry St., Compton, CA 90222 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/ Rodrigo Cantoran, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on June 13, 2013. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Original 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 8/29/13 CNS-2500277# OUR WEEKLY

GOVERNMENT NOTICE OF POLLING PLACES AND DESIGNATION OF CENTRAL TALLY LOCATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk’s office designated polling places for the SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS (SENATE DISTRICT 26 AND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 45) scheduled to be held on SEPTEMBER 17, 2013. NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk’s

facility, 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, California 90650 has been designated as the central tally location for the above election. Polling places shall be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Persons requiring multilingual assistance in Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Thai or Vietnamese regarding information in the notice may call (800) 481-8683. POLLING PLACES 1600014A ( CONS) - CAMEO WOODS 3648 KALSMAN DR LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 7670003A ( CONS) - BRET HARTE MIDDLE SCHOOL 9301 S HOOVER ST LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: N 9001000A ( CONS) - FIRST AME CHURCH 2270 S HARVARD BLVD LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001030B ( CONS) - GREATER PAGE TEMPLE 2610 LA SALLE AVE LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001617A ( CONS) - HOLMAN UNITED METHODIST CH 3320 W ADAMS BLVD LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001721A ( CONS) - AMOS MEMORIAL CME CHURCH 2445 W WASHINGTON BLVD LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001724A ( CONS) - AMOS MEMORIAL CME CHURCH 2445 W WASHINGTON BLVD LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001725A ( CONS) - TRIAN CHURCH OF REL SCIENCE 1938 S WESTERN AVE LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001730A ( CONS) - SOUTH SEAS HOUSE 2301 W 024TH ST LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001747A ( CONS) - LOREN MILLER PARK 2717 HALLDALE AVE LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001755A ( CONS) - DENKER PARK RECREATION CTR 1550 W 035TH PL LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001762A ( CONS) - DENKER PARK RECREATION CTR 1550 W 035TH PL LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001765A ( CONS) - SIXTH AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCH 3109 006TH AVE LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001768A ( CONS) INDEPENDENT SQUARE 2455 S ST ANDREWS PL LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001770A ( CONS) CONCORD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CH 2828 W JEFFERSON BLVD LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001775A ( CONS) - AADAP 2900 CRENSHAW BLVD LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9001779C ( CONS) - TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 2040 W JEFFERSON BLVD LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9001783A ( CONS) VINEYARD SENIOR CITIZEN CTR 2942 VINEYARD AVE LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9001784A ( CONS) VINEYARD SENIOR CITIZEN CTR 2942 VINEYARD AVE LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9001786A ( CONS) - VIRGINIA RD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2925 VIRGINIA RD LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9001974A ( CONS) - MT CARMEL SENIOR CENTER 830 W 070TH ST LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9002007A ( CONS) - CIENEGA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2611 S ORANGE DR LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002024A ( CONS) - MT CARMEL SENIOR CENTER 830 W 070TH ST LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9002068A ( CONS) - RANCHO CIENEGA PARK BLDG 5001 RODEO RD LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002080A ( CONS) CONCORD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CH 2828 W JEFFERSON BLVD LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9002102A ( CONS) - FIRE STATION #94 4470 COLISEUM ST LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: N 9002113A ( CONS) - RANCHO CIENEGA PARK BLDG 5001 RODEO RD LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002162A ( CONS) NORMANDIE SENIOR HOUSING 6301 S NORMANDIE AVE LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9002219A ( CONS) COMMUNITY UNITED PRESB CHR 7501 S NORMANDIE AVE LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9002302A ( CONS) - THE

JEFFREY FOUNDATION CENTER 5443 W WASHINGTON BLVD LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002322A ( CONS) LONGWOOD MANOR 4853 W WASHINGTON BLVD LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002323A ( CONS) - FIRE STATION #68 5023 W WASHINGTON BLVD LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002330A ( CONS) - SMYRNA 7TH DAY ADVENTIST 4394 W WASHINGTON BLVD LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002333B ( CONS) - BALDWIN HILLS RECREATION CTR 5401 HIGHLIGHT PL LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002334A ( CONS) - ST PAUL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 5100 COLISEUM ST LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002339A ( CONS) - SMYRNA 7TH DAY ADVENTIST 4394 W WASHINGTON BLVD LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002342A ( CONS) - ZOE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHR 5315 W ADAMS BLVD LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002356A ( CONS) - ST PAUL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 5100 COLISEUM ST LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002357A ( CONS) - MARVIN AVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2411 MARVIN AVE LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9002481A ( CONS) - PAUL ROBESON COMMUNITY CENTER 6569 S VERMONT AVE LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9002485A ( CONS) - LOREN MILLER ELEMENTARY SCH 830 W 077TH ST LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9002489A ( CONS) CRENSHAW CHRISTIAN CENTER 7901 S VERMONT AVE LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9002491A ( CONS) - RITA WALTERS LEARNING COMPLEX 915 W MANCHESTER AVE LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9002492A ( CONS) - KNOLL RETIREMENT CENTER 1018 W 083RD ST LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9002788A ( CONS) BUDLONG AVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 5940 BUDLONG AVE LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9003969C ( CONS) - ST ANDREWS BAPTIST CHURCH 1810 W 036TH PL LOS ANGELES 90018 Accessible: Y 9005414A ( CONS) - CHURCH OF SCIENTOLGY COMM CTR 8039 S VERMONT AVE LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9005484B ( CONS) - THREE OAKS BAPTIST CHURCH 8109 S HOOVER ST LOS ANGELES 90044 Accessible: Y 9005503A ( CONS) - WILLIAM GRANT STILL ART CTR 2520 WEST VIEW ST LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y 9007349A ( CONS) - BALDWIN HILLS RECREATION CTR 5401 HIGHLIGHT PL LOS ANGELES 90016 Accessible: Y DEAN C. LOGAN Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk County of Los Angeles 8/29/13 CNS-2527308# OUR WEEKLY

PROBATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ESTHER RANCIER CASE NO. BP143844 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ESTHER RANCIER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DAVID GREEN in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DAVID GREEN be 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 . (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: 09/23/13 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 Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner WILLIAM R. REMERY, ESQ. - SBN 89897 LAW OFFICE OF WILLIAM R. REMERY 1955 W GLENOAKS BLVD GLENDALE CA 912011546 8/29, 9/5, 9/12/13 CNS-2527203# OUR WEEKLY

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MODESTA O. DELACRUZ CASE NO. BP144307 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of MODESTA O. DELACRUZ. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by EDGARDO M. DELACRUZ in the

Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that EDGARDO M. DELACRUZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 09/17/13 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 Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner SCOTT D. FISHER, ESQ. - SBN #128454 SCOTT D. FISHER & ASSOC., A PROF. LAW CORP. 8383 WILSHIRE BLVD. STE 1020 BEVERLY HILLS CA 90211 8/22, 8/29, 9/5/13


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below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: LOT 239 OF TRACT NO. 25661, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 663 PAGE 5 TO 9 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $498,452.34 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 19516 CANEY AVE CARSON, CA 90746 APN Number: 7322003-010 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 08-26-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of

the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4409088 08/29/2013, 09/05/2013, 09/12/2013 8/29, 9/5, 9/12/13 CNS-2526977# OUR WEEKLY

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. 11-0084765. 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: 12/01/2011 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. A4410874 08/29/2013, 09/05/2013, 09/12/2013 8/29, 9/5, 9/12/13 CNS-2526039# OUR WEEKLY

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 09/26/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21239 KINARD AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 907451414. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $643,084.48. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0050961.

Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 09/23/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A4410405 08/29/2013, 09/05/2013, 09/12/2013 8/29, 9/5, 9/12/13 CNS-2525488# OUR WEEKLY

California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-573-1965 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address on the previous page for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA08000320-13-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: August 20, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA08000320-13-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-5731965 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1056448 8/29, 9/5, 09/12/2013 8/29, 9/5, 9/12/13 CNS-2524972# OUR WEEKLY

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 757093CA Loan No. 0023299779 Title Order No. 120405631 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY. PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0329-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 0919-2013 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-06-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 0752423, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: WILLIE B. BOWMAN, A WIDOWER, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, BNC MORTGAGE, INC., A DELAWARE 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0084765 Doc ID #00056172052005N Title Order No. 11-0068284 Investor/Insurer No. 4470091905 APN No. 7406032-008 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/18/1998. 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 RICARDO E. VARGAS AND ROSA M. LECUMBERRI VARGAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/18/1998 and recorded 3/31/1998, as Instrument No. 98 523981, 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 09/26/2013 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: 24813 FRIES AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 90745. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $191,111.29. 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0050961 Doc ID #000151402212005N Title Order No. 11-0041318 Investor/Insurer No. 97918702 APN No. 7343-002-053 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ALMA H CASYAO, A WIDOW, dated 02/08/2006 and recorded 2/17/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0365693,

APN: 7338-024-002 TS No: CA08000320-13-1 TO No: 5914465 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED November 5, 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 September 19, 2013 at 09:00 AM, behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on November 16, 2004 as Instrument No. 04 2966272 and that said Deed of Trust was modified by Modification Agreement recorded on April 9, 2010 as Instrument Number 20100487267 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by FERNANDO FLORES, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of DOWNEY SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, F.A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 212 EAST 184TH STREET, CARSON, CA 90746 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $298,669.25 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 758182CA Loan No. 0015276652 Title Order No. 130103846 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR

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T.S. 27014CA NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02-27-2007. UNI.ESS 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 0920-2013 at 10:30 AM, MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, lNC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 03-062007, Book, Page, Instrument 20070486019 of offal records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: GUZMAN SOBREMONTE AND FELIZARDA SOBREMONTE, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AEGIS WHOLESALE CORPORATION, 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 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: Near the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766. Legal Description: As More Fully Described In Said Deed Of Trust The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 21409 SOUTH TROYTON LANE, CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7327008-022 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $536,855.24 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

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ONLY. PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0816-2004. 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 0912-2013 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08-25-2004, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 04 2189118, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: YOUNG MIN CHO AND JEONG LAN CHO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: PARCEL 1: LOT 111 OF TRACT NO. 52281, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1235 PAGES 64 THROUGH 74 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. PARCEL 2: EXCLUSIVE (IF AND ONLY IF REQUIRED BY PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES FOR UTILITIES) AND NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS, DELEGATIONS AND/OR RIGHTS FOR USE, ENJOYMENT, ACCESS, INGRESS, EGRESS, ENCROACHMENT, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, DRAINAGE, SUPPORT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, ALL AS AND TO THE EXTENT DESCRIBED AND PROVIDED FOR IN THE DECLARATION AND IN THAT CERTAIN DEED OF NON-EXCLUSIVE PARK AND ACCESS EASEMENTS (‘’DEEDS OF NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS’’) IDENTIFIED IN SECTION 8.34 OF THE DECLARATION AND RECORDED ON JUNE 24, 1999 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 99-1153536 WHICH EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS SHALL BE (I) SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS AND LIMITATIONS WITH RESPECT THERETO AS SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION AND/OR THE DEED OF NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, AND (II) APPURTENANT TO PARCEL 1 ABOVE AND SHALL PASS WITH TITLE THERETO AND AS AND TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED FOR IN THE DECLARATION AND/OR THE DEED OF NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS, AS THE CASE MAY BE. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $363,312.00 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 22830 OAK KNOLL DRIVE CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7363-011-088 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street

address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 08-22-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee RIKKI JACOBS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800280-2832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4409214 08/22/2013, 08/29/2013, 09/05/2013 8/22, 8/29, 9/5/13 CNS-2524396# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0145441 Doc ID #000980606792005N Title

Order No. 11-0130187 Investor/Insurer No. 1700679332 APN No. 7323014-043 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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 ISOM FULLENWIDER, A SINGLE MAN, dated 02/16/2006 and recorded 2/24/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0408419, 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 09/19/2013 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: 20006 EARLIE AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 907462531. 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 $456,229.71. 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. 11-0145441. 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: 03/09/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: - Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. AFN4409558 08/22/2013, 08/29/2013, 09/05/2013 8/22, 8/29, 9/5/13 CNS-2523749# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0020717 Doc ID #0006109997322005N Title Order No. 11-0016387 Investor/Insurer No. 129464852 APN No. 7323-008-011 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by CYNTHIA JACKSON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 07/14/2006 and recorded 7/26/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1652994, 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 09/19/2013 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: 1514 EAST HELMICK STREET, CARSON, CA, 90746. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $590,275.80. 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. 11-0020717. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 06/15/2011 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. A4409290 08/22/2013, 08/29/2013, 09/05/2013 8/22, 8/29, 9/5/13 CNS-2523257# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 256487CA Loan No. 0707177929 Title Order No. 1077326 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1123-2005. 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 09-12-2013 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-06-2005, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 05 2974799, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: CONSUELO GODOY, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AND TERESA GODOY , A SINGLE WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state.

Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA Legal Description: LOTS 108 AND 109 OF TRACT NO. 6720, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 71 PAGE 79 AND 80 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $377,858.47 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2523 EAST MADISON STREET CARSON, CA 90810 APN Number: 7308018-025 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 08-20-2013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-8926902 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. P1054535 8/22, 8/29, 09/05/2013 8/22, 8/29, 9/5/13 CNS-2522642# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20130169800844 Title Order No.: 130022974 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 02/17/2006. 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. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/23/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0399543 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: KENNETH B. SHANKLIN, 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: 09/04/2013 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: 902 EAST NORDBY STREET, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90746 APN#: 6140-005-026 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 $440,779.57. 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 20130169800844. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 2 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 08/01/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4405584 08/15/2013, 08/22/2013, 08/29/2013 8/15, 8/22, 8/29/13 CNS-2521807# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 10-0053146 Doc ID #0002039578132005N Title Order No. 10-8-214224 Investor/Insurer No. 1974242443703 APN No. 7308-015-030 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/18/2009. 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 HENRY HUNTER JR, A SINGLE PERSON, dated 05/18/2009 and recorded 6/16/2009, as Instrument No. 20090902858, 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 09/18/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder


bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-10405730-AB IDSPub #0054469 8/15/2013 8/22/2013 8/29/2013 8/15, 8/22, 8/29/13 CNS-2519322# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-07-96816-NF Order No.: 3430234 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GLENN FORD A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 3/12/2007 as Instrument No. 20070540066 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 9/5/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $660,802.24 The purported property address is: 17403 NAUSET COURT, CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7319-013-014 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale

date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-07-96816-NF . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid.

The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-0796816-NF IDSPub #0054206 8/15/2013 8/22/2013 8/29/2013 8/15, 8/22, 8/29/13 CNS-2518154# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-10-405730-AB Order No.: 4791758 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances,

to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ARIEL S. SIBAL AND MAYA S. SIBAL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/26/2005 as Instrument No. 05-1229958 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 9/5/2013 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $191,164.74 The purported property address is: 22038 CARLERIK AVE, CARSON, CA 90810 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7310014-023 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 http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-10-405730-AB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0099156 Doc ID #0006079786572005N Title Order No. 11-0080277 Investor/Insurer No. 1704791553 APN No. 7308008-036 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/02/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by SOCORRO A. AMAYA AND ANA AMAYA, dated 08/02/2007 and recorded 8/10/2007, as Instrument No. 20071879977, 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 09/12/2013 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: 2645 EAST VAN BUREN STREET, CARSON, CA, 90810. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $503,863.61. 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. 11-0099156. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 12/21/2011 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. AFN4407526 08/15/2013, 08/22/2013, 08/29/2013 8/15, 8/22, 8/29/13 CNS-2520967# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0023622 Doc ID #0001485324072005N Title Order No. 11-0019192 Investor/Insurer No. 148532407 APN No. 7381-010-012 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/08/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by GAIL A. BRANTLEY, A SINGLE WOMAN AND JUDY R. BRANTLEY, A SINGLE WOMAN SISTERS AS TENANTS IN COMMON, dated 01/08/2007 and recorded 1/18/2007, as Instrument No. 2007-0097112, 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 09/18/2013 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: 20223 EDDINGTON DRIVE, CARSON, CA, 90746. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $505,400.54. 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. 11-0023622. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 06/25/2011 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. A4407615 08/15/2013, 08/22/2013, 08/29/2013 8/15, 8/22, 8/29/13 CNS-2520977# OUR WEEKLY

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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: 2737 E MONROE ST, CARSON, CA, 908101326. 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 $445,253.95. 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. 10-0053146. 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: 07/30/2010 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


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