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Big brother is predicting „ Solving the crime before it’s committed BY WILLIAM COVINGTON OW CONTRIBUTOR

In the 2002 science-fiction movie “Minority Report,” suspects are apprehended based on what crimes it is determined they will commit. The award-winning film starred Tom Cruise and was directed by Steven Spielberg. It is probable that author Philip K. Dick, who wrote the dark tale on which the movie was based, had foreknowledge of what was already afoot in various police agencies. In the thriller, Pre-Crime Unit Capt. John Anderson is on the run from police because the mutant pre-cog psychics used by his unit predict that he will murder a man in the next 36 hours. Now comes predictive policing. The Los Angeles Police Department recently reported that in a randomized controlled trial that one such predictive policing program reduced property crimes by 13 percent in precincts where it has been implemented, compared to a slight overall increase in those crimes in the rest of the city. “We have prevented hundreds and hundreds of people coming home and seeing their homes robbed,” LAPD Capt. Sean Malinowski told the Associated Press. Malinowski is the commanding officer of the department’s Real-time Analysis and Critical Response program and the principal investigator of the Los Angeles Predictive Policing Planning Project. The LAPD is now rolling out the program to more of the city. It is a relatively new program called PredPol that has been devised by a team of researchers led by UCLA anthropologist Jeffrey Brantingham. Other cities have been using predictive crime analytics programs by IBM for several years, but PredPol’s algorithm was able to predict Los Angeles crime time and location (hot spots) with twice the accuracy of trained crime analysts. Predictive policing is currently applied to forecasting the likelihood of burglaries, auto theft and theft of items from autos. Crunching weighted crime data from the past three years, the PredPol algorithm produces a daily list of hot spot boxes measuring 500 by 500 feet, along with times when the crimes are most likely to take place. Between responding to specific calls for assistance from the public, officers are directed to go into the boxes identified by the program. The idea is not to make arrests but to disrupt lawbreaking before it occurs. In the movie “Minority Report,” the pre-cog psychics were able to point out suspects even before they became suspects. Comparatively speaking, predictive policing software is far more inferior. However, predictive policing is being used to identify where the next crime will likely occur. More recently, the hit CBS television series, “Person of Interest,” uses a secret all-seeing computer surveillance system developed by a reclusive billionaire genius for the government that can predict that a specific person will be involved in a violent crime. Like the “Minority Report,” such predictions are pure fiction. However, real-world researchers are claiming to have developed computer programs that can predict, not who will commit a crime, but at what locations they are likely to occur. Welcome to the brave new world of predictive policing. How does predictive policing work to reduce property crimes? Crime does not randomly disperse throughout cities. For example, research has shown that half the crimes in Seattle occur on 4.5

percent of that city’s streets. Just over 3 percent of street addresses and intersections generated half the crimes in Minneapolis, and 8 percent of street blocks accounted for 66 percent of robberies in Boston. Researchers have developed two theories for why some areas are subject to higher rates of crime—the Near Repeat Theory and Risk Terrain Modeling. The Near Repeat Theory hypothesizes that once a particular location has been hit by a crime it is more likely nearby locations will be hit, too. For example, studies have shown that burglaries are contagious. One study found that “houses within 200 meters of a burgled home were at an elevated risk of burglary for a period of at least two weeks.” Why? Possibly because a successful burglary advertises similar vulnerabilities in other properties in a neighborhood. In June, anthropologist Brantingham and his colleagues published a study that applied Lotka-Volterra equations used by biologists for decades to determine the hunting ranges of animals in the wild to map the territories of street gangs. Their model predicted that 59 percent of gang crimes would occur within two blocks of a border between two gangs and 87.5 percent would occur within about three blocks. When the researchers mapped more than 500 crimes attributed to 13 gangs in a specific area of Los Angeles, they found that, in fact, 58 percent and 83 percent occurred within two blocks and three blocks of a border, respectively. “You would think that we’re more complicated than other animals, so a model this simplistic shouldn’t work, but I was surprised that it fit as well as it did,” said study co-author Martin Short, an assistant adjunct professor of mathematics at UCLA in the magazine Wired UK. This research may eventually be used to identify zones to be more intensively patrolled by police with the goal of disrupting assaults and murders perpetrated by gangs. How might predictive policing interfere with the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment guarantee that Americans are to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures? Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, a law professor at the University of the District of Columbia, notes in an article, “Predictive Policing: The Future of Reasonable Suspicion,” forthcoming in the Emory Law Journal, that police must have either “probable cause” to search or “reasonable suspicion” to seize an individual. Such determinations are actually predictions by law-enforcement officials about the likelihood they will find evidence of a crime when they search a premise or detain a suspect. Can computer programs improve these predictions and thus help police identify would-be perpetrators while excluding the innocent? To find analogies to how predictive policing might affect Fourth Amendment protections, Ferguson reviewed various Fourth Amendment court cases involving anonymous tips, informant tips, profiling, and high-crime-area designations. Tips refer to the activities of particular individuals. Predictive policing forecasts do not. Consequently, Ferguson argues, “Because predictive policing does not provide personal knowledge about an ongoing crime, or particularized identification of the suspect involved, it cannot support the weight of reasonable suspicion.” On the other hand, if a specific area has been identified by the computer program as being at higher risk for an outbreak of, say, burglaries, then courts would likely accept reasonable suspicion arguments by police who had stopped a suspect in that area fitting a burglar profile—for example, carrying duffel bags, tools, ropes, gloves in warm weather, etc. Ferguson concludes that predictive policing forecasts alone will not constitute sufficient information to justify reasonable suspicion or probable cause, but instead will be seen by courts as a plus factor in making such determinations. Ferguson also expressed the hope that the advent of predictive policing might “cause courts to rethink the current overly flexible approach to reasonable suspicion.” One possible liberty-enhancing benefit from predictive policing might be that by focusing lawenforcement attention on specific city blocks that innocent citizens living in higher crime neighborhoods (often inhabited by members of ethnic minorities) may experience less intrusive police contact.”

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There are other futuristic forms of policing being used. Let’s say you’re driving along on your way from work and a police cruiser pulls up behind you for a few minutes before turning off on another street. But during that time a photographic device has snapped your car’s license plate and recorded its location. The technology is called Automated License Plate Recognition devices (ALPR), and it is an invention first used in the United Kingdom in 1976. Twenty-two law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles County have equipped their police cruisers with the electronic eye units capable of recording license plate numbers on vehicles traveling up to 80 mph.

“Every vehicle within view of the electronic eye is recorded, which is a great tool,” says Sheriff ’s Deputy Chad Davis, “since the Supreme Court’s ban on cell phone GPS tracking and the requirement that peace officers must get a warrant to install a GPS on a suspect’s car. “It’s like driving a U-2 spy plane down the highway,” says Davis. “Automatic License Plate Recognition devices operate automatically without any effort of peace officers.” Davis pointed to the device and explained that they are mounted atop police cruisers but some agencies have rear unit recording devices. Spokesperson Tama McWhinney of Motorola Media, a major supplier of ALPR, explained how databanks of scanned plates will add to ensuring public safety by recording the movement of every vehicle peace officers encounter. “If a theft takes place or a rape in a certain area, we may be able to cross-reference any minute amount of data witnesses may have with data points we may have stored from previous plate scanning and solve a crime. This type of cross reference was used to solve a church burglary in New Orleans two weeks ago and a homicide in Long Beach.” The Los Angeles police and sheriff ’s departments collect the largest amount of automatic license plate recognition data in the United States. A massive database bank already exists, recordings that show the history of movements of millions of drivers in Southern California. Automobiles are given a value of one data point. Each data point represents a car and the exact location and time it was at a certain location. The total amount of data points recorded by Southern California agencies may be in the range of around 160 million. It is estimated by the California Highway Patrol that 22 license plate scans exist on average for one of each of the 7,014,131 Los Angeles County vehicles currently registered. Scannings by ALPR are a chance encounter, and being an automatic process void of human direction, some cars can be scanned numerous times while others may never be scanned. On the other hand, there are racial profiling concerns. Attorney, Debbie Hines, a former prosecutor and legal/political commentator for CNN, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and USA Today, believes such technology might be used in an abusive way. Before slavery ended, says Hines, freed Black persons needed

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Little town on the prairie „ Founded in 1908, Allensworth is now a historic park BY LISA FITCH OW CONTRIBUTOR

You’ve heard of them. Vin Rhames starred in a movie about one. Beverly Jenkins wrote about a few in her early books. They are the “Colored Townships”—towns founded and settled by African Americans after the Civil War, that were a kind of self-segregation, independent-living answer to the oppression of the times. Sure there was Rosewood in Florida and Nicodemus in Kansas, but did you know there’s a Black township in California? Founded in 1908, Allensworth was the first and only town in California founded, financed and governed by Black Americans. It is now a state historic park and is located about 30 miles north of Bakersfield in Tulare County. Although basically abandoned following a failing water supply, a post-World War I economic slump and continuous efforts to destroy it by neighboring White towns, many of the Allensworth’s historic buildings have been preserved and restored through the efforts of Cornelius Pope, an African American who, worked for the Department of State Parks and Recreation in the 1970s and brought Allensworth to the attention of his employer.

Today, the state works in cooperation with the Friends of Allensworth, a nonprofit organization made up of a group of dedicated individuals—including some former residents and their heirs—to preserve the town. “We have approximately six families, descendants of original Allensworth settlers, that help us with special events,” said Thomas Stratton, president of the Friends of Allensworth. “Our function really, as it is now, is to put on events,” he added. “We have five special events a year that include interpretation, education and outreach.” During special events, state rangers and docents, some dressed in period costumes, give tours of the park, which includes some 20 buildings. You can even take a self-guided cell-phone tour, punching in different extensions to learn the story of the town and its namesake and co-founder as you meander down the dusty roads. Col. Allen Allensworth was born into slavery in Louisville, Ky., in 1842. He played “school” with the master’s son and learned to read and write, but at 12 he was caught breaking the law that prohibited the education of slaves and was sent away to another owner. At 20, he ran away and joined the Union Army, becoming a chief petty officer, and when the war ended, he got the education he wanted, earning a doctorate in theology; then he married and fathered two daughters. He served as chaplain to the 24th Infantry, one of the Army’s four African American regiments.

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Allensworth retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1906, and was the first African American to attain such a high rank in the U.S. Army. He became a lecturer, promoting Booker T. Washington’s philosophy of African American self-reliance. After settling in Los Angeles, he and other like-minded individuals formed the California Colonization and Home Promotion Association in 1908 and purchased 800 acres along the Santa Fe rail line. Soon people from all over the country, who knew the name and reputation of Col. Allensworth, came to populate the town and find a better life free from discrimination. The town became a success and even the Los Angeles Times wrote about it in an article titled, “An Ideal Negro Settlement.” By 1912, Stratton estimates that there were about 200 families living in Allensworth. It became California’s first African American school district, and then a judicial district. Tulare County made its library part of its free system and supplied it with 50 books per month. The one drawback was water. By 1914, Allensworth had a seriously lowered water table, and residents were unable to raise funds to drill more wells or improve the water system. That same year, the Santa Fe Railroad moved its rail stop, affecting the town’s economic base. Then, in September, as the colonel was preparing to preach at a small Monrovia church, he was victim of a hit-andrun by two men on a motorcycle. The town’s inspirational leader was gone. Drought, poor crop yields, a defeat in the state Legislature, which stopped plans for a proposed technical college (nicknamed the “Tuskegee of the West”) and the post-War economic downturn led to the town’s decline. In the 1960s, after arsenic was found in the water, Allensworth was scheduled for demolition. Only the efforts of Pope and the California State Parks saved Allensworth from vanishing completely. Due to state budget cuts, Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is on “service reduction,” and is only open Friday through Sunday. Park rangers and docents conduct free tours regularly of the small, sparse housing area. “What you see is very similar to what it looked like in 1914,” Ranger Stephen Bylin said. He oversees several state parks and has been at Allensworth for five years. “They used archeological surveys, old photos and oral history to restore and reconstruct some original buildings, like the colonel’s house.”

The Friends of Allensworth schedule special events frequently, including Black History Month and Juneteenth celebrations. Earlier this year, the organization held an old-time Easter egg roll and plans are under way for the Oct. 13 annual rededication ceremonies, designed to renew the commitment to the park and its symbolic representation of African American self-determination. The “history education day” will feature squaredancing, a 5K run/walk, tours, games and prizes, arts and crafts and food vendors. The Friends of Allensworth also encourages other nonprofit groups to follow the required permit procedure with the California State Parks and host events at Allensworth. It may seem like a long drive, but on one a recent weekend nearly a hundred people enjoyed two musical days in the sun. “The whole point is that it is important for us to invest in our culture,” WE CAN Foundation Director C. Eziokwu Washington said. He hosted the “Allensworth Global Family Fair” for the second year at the site, featuring dancers, singers and musicians in a two-day event. “I want to thank Lula Washington for bringing her talent up to this park and helping to make Allensworth the capital of performing arts,” he added. “This is our capitol, our economic mecca, our community mecca.” In addition to dancers, the weekend event featured Jazz, Reggae and Rap artists on a shaded stage near the Allensworth Elementary School. “I’m about action,” Eziokwu Washington said, noting that he bought 20 acres of farmland near Allensworth himself. “A lot of folk are just a lot of pontification. I like to make things happen.” Washington planned to spend Saturday night at the park campground, which has 15 campsites near the town library. “I’ll be looking at the stars and imagining how our ancestors had this vision for economic and educational independence,” he said. “Every household should know who this man was, like they should know about the other 45 Black towns that existed in America,” Washington added. “Most Black people can name maybe three.” For more information about the annual rededication, which will feature both the Buffalo Soldiers and Tuskegee Airmen, contact the Friends of Allensworth at www.freindsofallensworth.org; or www.parks.ca.gov; or call (855) 645-1255 or (661) 849-3433.


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TJ Jackson files for custody of Michael’s children „ Katherine Jackson could share oversight CITY NEWS SERVICE

A Los Angeles judge ordered authorities to determine if the three minor children of Michael Jackson are receiving appropriate care. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff appointed probate investigator Cary Ornelas to look into the status of the siblings—Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10. “The court orders that Ms. Ornelas have direct access to the children and authorizes Ms. Ornelas to interview the children at their school on an unannounced basis,” the order states. Ornelas was ordered to prepare a report for Beckloff and not give it to any of the parties. The late pop star’s mother, Katherine Jackson, had

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been the guardian of the children until Wednesday when Beckloff suspended her guardianship following her still-unexplained disappearance. The judge appointed Michael Jackson’s nephew, TJ Jackson, to be temporary guardian. TJ Jackson has since filed a petition to be the children’s permanent guardian. “The minor children are very attached to the proposed guardian, who has been very involved in their lives since the death of their father,” his court papers state. “Recent events have highlighted the need for continuity for the minor children.” Under a proposed guardianship change announced by Katherine Jackson’s attorney, Perry Sanders, the 82-year-old grandmother would share oversight of the children with TJ. The arrangement is expected to be presented to Beckloff next week. TJ Jackson, 34, told Beckloff during the hearing that he spoke Tuesday to Katherine Jackson, who has apparently been in Arizona, allegedly under doctor’s orders. TJ Jackson said she was talking strangely. Katherine Jackson has since returned to her Calabasas home.

Long Beach Freedom School Former Raiders defensive end now charged with four murders hosts program for parents „ Teaches parents to be involved in their child’s education BY SHAE COLLINS OW INTERN

The Long Beach Freedom School is hosting a public event today beginning at 6 p.m. for parents and youth called a Parent Empowerment Program Rally. It will provide community connections, information, as well as encouragement for parents who seek to be more involved in their child’s daily learning process. While parents are in the information session, children will participate in a workshop called “Stories,

Songs, and Drama” with storyteller Oba King, local musicians, and freedom school volunteers. The workshop will culminate in a 30-minute performance presented to the parents and the community at 7 p.m. The program will take place at The Prayer Center located at 5239 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. Admission is free but reservations are required. Contact Paula Wood at (800) 791 5952 ext. 102. Our Weekly Wishes

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Blacks compete in 11 Olympics events „ Many have already won medals BY SHAE COLLINS OW INTERN

As the Olympic Games unfold in London, Southern Californians will be happy to note that there are a number of Black local athletes competing, not only in popular sports such as track and field, but in a few of the lesser known sports such as fencing and taekwondo. In tennis, Compton natives Venus and Serena Williams are playing in both the singles and doubles matches. Venus made it to the third round in the singles, but lost to a Angelique Kerber from Germany. Serena is so far undefeated in the singles matches,

and will compete again today in the quarterfinals against a Demark’s Caroline Wozniacki. The sisters will also compete together in the doubles matches against Italy. Track and field events feature a number of local athletes, including first-time Olympians Bryshon Nellum in the 400 meters and Keshia Baker in the 4x400 meter relay. Olympic veterans include 2008 gold medalist Dawn Harper in the 100-meter hurdles, and 2004 marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi. Local runners include Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter in the 100 meters. The track and field events begin Aug. 3. The women’s volleyball team has two Black Southern California natives: middle blocker Alexis Crimes, from Rancho Cucamonga and outside hitter Tayyiba Haneef-Park from Laguna Hills and Stanford

„ Anthony Wayne Smith could face death penalty BY JULIANA NORWOOD OW STAFF WRITER

Anthony Wayne Smith, the former defensive end for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders who was already awaiting retrial for the 2008 murder of Maurilio Ponce, is back in the spotlight after being charged with three additional murders. Wednesday he entered a plea of not guilty on all charges. Smith is now being charged in the November

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alumna Akinradewo Foluke from Canada. Destinee Hooker, a graduate of the University of Texas and an outside hitter, is from Germany, and is playing for America. The team has won all of its games, beating Korea, Brazil, and China. The next game will be Aug. 3 against Serbia. Former UCLA student and first-time Olympian Sydney Leroux is a substitute forward on the women’s

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soccer team, which has won all of its games so far, defeating France, Colombia, and North Korea. The next game is against New Zealand on Aug. 3. In basketball, L.A. Sparks forward, Candace Parker, is part of the women’s team, which has gone undefeated so far, beating Croatia and Angola. They will play against the Czech Republic Aug. 3 and China on Aug. 4. The men’s team includes the expected players with ties to Los Angeles: Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, and Tyson Chandler. The team is also undefeated, beating Tunisia and France, and will compete against Nigeria today, Lithuania on Aug. 4, and Argentina on Aug. 6. Beyond Southern California, there are Black U.S. Olympians in other sports. The gymnastics teams include Gabrielle Douglas, from Newport News, Va., and John Orozco from Brooklyn, N.Y. Douglas recently won a team gold

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CALIFORNIA Los Angeles recently held its Sparkle Singing Challenge, sponsored by Sony Pictures and Myspace. The national singing competition DJ Swivel, Brély Evans and promised winners $500 in Mando Fresko cash and a chance to compete for the national grand prize—a trip to New York, an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park, a recording session with the Punch Monkeys producer and writing team, and a Myspace homepage feature. The challenge also took place in New York City, Atlanta, San Francisco, Charlotte, St. Louis, Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and Philadelphia. Amateur singers between the ages of 13 and 40 were asked to sing a 60-second a capella song in front of judges DJ Swivel, Brély Evans from the original “Sparkle” film and radio personality Mando Fresko. The remake of Sparkle, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green, opens Aug. 17 in theaters everywhere.

ACROSS BLACK AMERICA “God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is about.” In response, Perry last week issued a statement, writing “going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

GEORGIA Georgia prison officials, who denied the existence of a hunger strike in its first four weeks, have acknowledged that some prisoners are on their 36th day without food and, according to some reports, they refused to meet with families and citizens who came to its Forsyth headquarters for answers. On Monday, July 16, about 70 people reportedly spent the afternoon in 97degree heat outside the Forsyth headquarters of the state’s Department of Corrections demanding to meet with its chief Brian Owens about the treatment of hunger-striking prisoners at Jackson State Prison. Inmates have reportedly been beaten and denied visitation right and medical treatment. The inmates began the strike to improve wages for work, education, fair visitation and telephone, Spanish language interpreters for those up on disciplinary proceedings, and that the department’s disciplinary proceedings be fair and transparent to the public. *** Donald A. Perry, the vice president of corporate public relations for Chick-fil-A, died of a heart attack last week after nearly three decades with the company. At the time of Perry’s death, Chick-fil-a had been dealing with a public relaDonald A. Perry tions firestorm following comments that the company’s president, Dan Cathy, made last week. Cathy said that his company supports “the biblical definition of the family unit” and that he prays

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ILLINOIS According to CBS Chicago, Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old woman has died, after having a second trimester abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago. Now her family members want answers as to what happened. An autopsy revealed that she died from a hemorrhage after a dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedure, which is typically done for women in their second trimester of pregnancy.

NEVADA The National Bar Association, the largest group of African American lawyers and judges, showed up in record numbers for their 87th Annual Convention and Exhibits at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, July 14-19. More than 1,300 guests filled meeting rooms to listen to the best and brightest on various issues, including voter empowerment, gaming law, corporate leadership, education and more. The bar association recognized several leaders for their outstanding work in the legal field and within their communities. Sixteen awards were presented to deserving members at the annual awards gala by past president Daryl Parks.

FLORIDA Only 41 percent of Black boys graduate from high school in the United States and more than half of all Black men without a high-school diploma go to prison at some time in their lives. Elder Mathes Guice, director of the Men’s Ministry at South Florida’s Koinonia Worship Center and president of the Practitioners Technical Institute, considers these facts evidence of a “war on our boys.” Koinonia’s Men’s Ministry has developed programs targeted toward mentors who teach men that through self-actualization and purpose fulfillment, they positively impact young lives around them. The training program consists of skill-building, effective parenting techniques, developing positive peer associations and cultivating activities that support responsible social growth. The mentor training seems to have taken positive effect. During the 2010-2011 school year alone, 94 percent of youth participants showed improvement in productive behaviors, including school attendance, grades and participation in pro-social activities. *** Legacy, South Florida’s premiere publication for Black Affluencers and Influencers, recently held its seventh annual 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow designation. These honorees were nominated by their peers, then vetted and chosen by a selection committee, comprised of 40 Under 40 alumni. Legacy showcased the honorees in its Monday, July 23, issue in the Business Monday section of the Miami Herald. A formal luncheon hosted by CBS4 Anchor Jawan Strader took place on Friday, July 27, at Morton’s the Steakhouse in North Miami Beach. Mark Kent, CEO of CAC Florida Medical Centers, the only Black CEO of a billion-dollar company in South Florida, served as keynote speaker.

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INTERNATIONAL Global leaders from across the globe, celebrities’, athletes and public will be gathering for the ninth Leon H. Sullivan Summit, in the city of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, at the invitation of His Excellency Obiang Nguema-Mbasogo. Beginning Aug. 20, the summit will be a worldwide gathering of the African Diaspora under the theme of Africa Rising. “Africa is where you will find the greatest opportunities in the entire world,” said Hope Sullivan Masters, president of the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation. “The Sullivan Summit has always been the place where incalculable opportunities are introduced to the vast reserve of untapped innovative ideas and concepts of Africa. When the wealth of Africa is harnessed in a way where the African people will finally benefit from their own land you will have a gamechanging situation which will fundamentally change the way the entire world regards Africa. This is the underlying mission of this summit and the theme this year, which is Africa Rising.”

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Practical Politics „ The president targets Black education in America BY DAVID L. HORNE, PH.D. OW CONTRIBUTOR

On Thursday, July 27, 2012, in one of the very few programs the Obama administration has specifically targeted and titled for Black Americans, President Obama issued an executive order creating the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, which will be housed in the secretary of education’s office. It creates a new executive director of Black education, a new President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, and an interagency collaboration of staff from different departments.

“To some other commentators, this initiative was simply political pandering during an election year.” Together, that new entity is supposed to identify the preventable causes of the continuing educational challenges faced by African American students, from the “cradle to career,” as the president proclaimed, and to identify fact-based solutions to those challenges and the necessary resources to get them handled. President Obama said, in signing the executive order, “In the less than 60 years since the Brown v. Board of Education decision put America on a path towards equal educational opportunity, America’s

Beyond the Rhetoric „ After the elections, a tidal wave of regulations on businesses BY HARRY C. ALFORD NATIONAL BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

We, as African Americans, must get more involved in making policy. If you are not at the table you will probably end up on the menu. In other words, we too often are left out of the benefit side of a law, rule or regulation. The pain side of such matters is usually where you will find us. As one of my mentors taught me, “You can be one of two things: A political activist or a political victim.” Don’t assume that our needs will be taken care of. They haven’t been yet, and it is our fault. We must get into the game and ensure our needs will be met. The following is an overview of our current status: Today, the U.S. economy is teetering between progress and regression. As businesses work to over-

educational system has undergone a remarkable transformation. However, substantial obstacles to equal educational opportunity still remain in America’s educational system. African Americans lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college preparatory classes, and they disproportionally experience school discipline and referrals to special education.” The new initiative is aimed at providing one substantive remedy to that set of circumstances and its negative impact on the thorough education of African American youth towards contributory citizenship. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, the dynamic, young president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was named as the chair of the advisory commission. The heads of the NAACP, the Urban League, and Al Sharpton’s National Black Network, all praised the president’s executive order, and predicted that it would have a major positive impact. Predictably, the right wing hurled brickbats at it, some claiming it was racist by targeting Black students specifically (although not exclusively), and others claiming that it would do no good anyway since it would not tackle what conservatives see as the fundamental Black American problem—too many births from unwed mothers and an epidemic of dysfunctional Black families. To some other commentators, this initiative was simply political pandering during an election year. In reality, none of those criticisms matter. The only real issue is whether the approach works to stop the educational bleeding of the Black community, in part or in whole. President Obama is fond of quoting Frederick Douglass’ comment, that to Black Americans, education is freedom. He had also re-used that phrase in his 2010 re-affirmation of the White House Initiative on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), which promised more than $850 million dollars to the HBCUs to be distributed within the next 10 years, which will substantially relieve the pressure on many of them caused by severe cuts in state funding and support.

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come staggering odds, many of which are imposed by Washington, each step forward seems to be met by two in the opposite direction. Few would argue that the anemic growth the country has experienced over the last four years is enough to rebound from the trough we find ourselves in, yet policymakers continue to revert to the same failed policies that have wielded little in the way of results. In the wake of the economic downturn of 2008, the American public unwittingly surrendered innovation and individualism for the promise of federal rescue. Now, as the markets settle, the sober realization that further government intervention has failed is setting in. Recently, the rate of small business startups hit a record low, businesses revised down their hiring expectations, and government spending peaked—all at the expense of taxpayers. Instead of empowering the private sector, the Obama Administration has targeted it. The president’s own comments earlier this month underscore how aloof he is from business owners. He said, “If you’ve got a small business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Before that he assessed that the private sector as “doing fine.” All came after an Environmental Protection Agency official’s comments became public where he explained the organization’s policy of “crucifying” businesses.

Counting the Cost „ The equivalency of human life: who’s worth the mention? BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX TRICE EDNEY COLUMNIST

The national support for the victims of the Aurora, Colo., shootings is great. However, if we believe in the equivalency of life, what about the lives of young men in Chicago, where there have been more deaths than in Afghanistan so far this year. While the hospitals in Aurora say they will cover hospital bills for those without insurance (one in three in Colorado), who will cover bills for those who are hospitalized after a drive-by? We mourn some deaths and ignore others, which suggests that some life is valued and some life is cheap. Does it have anything to do with media attention? In Tuscaloosa, Ala., a crazed man walked into a bar looking for “a Black man.” He shot a man who did not know him, and with whom he had no beef. He also wounded 17 other people. Why has this story not made national news? If we spend a minute watching any news, we have heard about Veronica Moser, the 6-year-old who was massacred in Aurora. We’ve seen pictures of her smiling face and of her playing. Certainly we can all mourn the tragedy of her young life being snuffed out by a madman. Still, some young lives are valued, while others are not. One of the young deaths that rocked my soul was the 2004 murder of Chelsea Cromartie, who sat in her grandmother’s window playing with her dolls when she was killed by a stray bullet. She wrote, in a classroom exercise, that she was an “amazing girl.” We don’t have to go back to 2004 to find out about a child’s senseless death. Just last week, Heaven Sutter, who had just had her hair styled for a trip to Disney World, was shot, again, by a stray bullet.

More than ever, business owners are struggling. Cleverly disguised, there are more than 4,000 federal regulations that won’t hit until after the November elections. These rules carry a price tag of more than a halftrillion dollars. This tidal wave of regulation stands to hurt the economy and American public alike.

“Each year, small businesses create twothird of new jobs, and they produce half the U.S. GDP.” Small businesses are poised to take the biggest fall. Each year, small businesses create two-third of new jobs, and they produce half the U.S. GDP. Unlike their larger competitors, these companies often can’t afford to hire specialists to navigate the burdens federal requirements put on them. It takes valuable time and resources keeping up with all that’s asked of them. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that small businesses recently downgraded their hiring expectations or that earlier this year nearly half of those surveyed

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Details of the lives of those who are killed humanizes them and tugs at our heartstrings. In Aurora, we have learned about a man whose wife just gave birth, about another who died saving his girlfriend, of a young woman who missed a Toronto mass murder by a few seconds, aspired to be a sports journalist, and was killed in Aurora. Rarely do we hear about the lives of those who are killed in the inner city, about the lives of Chelsea Cromartie and Heaven Sutter. The disproportionality of death commentary hits home, when one remembers the stories in the New York Times after Sept. 11, 2001. For months, postage stamp sized photos accompanied short but revealing blurbs about those who lost their lives. On one hand, the blurbs were humanizing. For me, though, they were a reminder of the equivalency of life and the lives we choose to ignore. There were 12,000 gun-related deaths in the United States in 2008. Eighty percent of the gun deaths in the world’s 23 richest countries happened in the United States, as did 87 percent of the deaths of children. We have more than 270 million privately-owned guns in this country; when we add the number of military (police, sheriffs) guns, there is at least one gun for every man, woman, and child in this country. Some hark their Second Amendment rights in their gun ownership, but the Second Amendment was passed before assault weapons and Glocks. If people have the right to bear arms, perhaps they have to right to have 6,000 rounds of ammunition, obtained on the Internet. If we can’t limit guns, can we at least regulate the distribution of ammunition? In the same year that there were 12,000 gun deaths in the United States, there were a scant 11 gun-related deaths in Japan. Indeed, while the United States has 90 privately-held guns per 100 people, the next largest per capita rate of privately-held guns is in Yemen. In contrast, China has three guns per 100 people. The National Rifle Association loves to say, “guns don’t kill, people do.” As usual, they display limited thinking. People with guns are the ones who kill! Why won’t we address that by dealing with issues of gun and ammunition control?

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said that government regulation was their biggest deterrent to creating new jobs. But the impact of government overreach is much broader. In private markets, Washington is limiting competition. Once proven safe chemicals have been targeted by regulators in favor of less-tested, possibly insufficient alternatives. The Environmental Protection Agency’s de facto regulatory program, Design for the Environment, needlessly promotes compounds that haven’t been sufficiently tested over those already approved. Such moves not only challenge small businesses, they put consumers at risk as well. In the telecommunications world, a market where competition is driving technological innovation and cutting costs, lawmakers seem intent on slow-walking important development. Current regulations are still designed for mid-20th century technology, which makes no sense in today’s digital age. They should focus efforts on deregulating IP technology to provide greater access to information and services. Developments in domestic energy resources, which have already cut prices at the pump and lowered heating and utility costs for homeowners, continue to be stymied by strict federal and state regula-

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Centinela Hospital accused of unlawful activities against workers „ National Labor Relations Board issues complaint BY JULIANA NORWOOD OW STAFF WRITER

In a sharp rebuke of controversial hospital chain Prime Healthcare, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against the corporate giant for its treatment of workers at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood. The wide-ranging allegations against Prime include interrogation and surveillance of workers, bad faith contract negotiations with its work force, and unlawful implementa-

Practical Politics from OPED page 8 His 2010 executive order also re-affirmed the importance of HBCUs in the 21st century, and countered the argument of some in the political and academic communities that HBCUs had outlived their usefulness and value. To a White House gathering of HBCU presidents, Obama had pledged, “In me, you have a partner in the White House.” He has since been a man of his word, holding a White House celebration on HBCU

Beyond the Rhetoric from OPED page 8 tion. The administration has cut offshore drilling permits by a third while upping the approval process has increased nearly three times. At the same time, federal and state agencies have acutely hamstrung developers through excessive regulation in spite of proven safety measures. Instead of simply more, regulators should strive for more efficient. By partnering with businesses, particularly small businesses, policymakers can create rules that protect our communities, the environment, and the economy. In the last five years, the country has edged toward greater government involvement as a cure for our economic woes, and collectively we’ve seen those efforts fall short. It’s time to repower private industry. America is a country built on individualism, opportunity, and innovation. Now is not the time to abandon those values.

tion of an employee health insurance plan. “This complaint is further evidence of what I have already experienced personally with Prime Healthcare facilities: paranoia, intimidation, and costcutting at the expense of its caregivers and the overall health of the community,” said Assembly Member Steven Bradford. “Prime’s business and labor practices raise serious concerns for the health and wellbeing of my constituents, and I look forward to seeing a full investigation by the NLRB.” The complaint catalogs a series of sometimes bizarre activities that Prime management at Centinela

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Day, and providing other tangible support. For some hard-to-please Black critics, the Initiative on Black Educational Excellence appears to be more fluff, than substance, sort of like former President Bill Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Race in America, chaired by renowned historian Dr. John Hope Franklin. That body issued excellent reports, but got no real change accomplished within the educational system. They see President Obama’s initiative as another shallow stab at something that will take long-term focus and substantial resources. Interestingly enough, none of these critics seem to be applying to be members of the president’s new commission. There, perhaps, they could help make some real, successful, change in the paradigm they complain about. Clearly, it is much easier to throw stones at a worthy attempt, than to try and help it succeed. More things that make us go, hmmmm . . . when asking why certain people do and say what they do. I say, good show, Mr. President. Good show! Professor David L. Horne is founder and executive director of PAPPEI, the Pan African Public Policy and Ethical Institute, which is a new 501(c)(3) pending community-based organization or non-governmental organization (NGO). It is the stepparent organization for the California Black Think Tank which still operates and which meets every fourth Friday. DISCLAIMER: The beliefs and viewpoints expressed in opinion pieces, letters to the editor, by columnists and/or contributing writers are not necessarily those of OurWeekly.

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Cal State university system agreement avoids strike „ Faculty group says they fought back more severe

ing fails to improve or gets worse. The CFA characterized the agreement as including “modest gains” but focused on having fought back more severe concessions proposed by CSU. “We know that other public employee unions are taking pay cuts, losing benefits and enduring many other painful losses,” according to a CFA statement. “While this agreement doesn’t solve everything that we believe is needed, we did fight off management’s attempt to impose pay and benefits cuts during the contract.” The agreement would change the evaluation and appointment process for temporary faculty and increase reimbursements to faculty who take leave to handle union duties. The agreement would also establish a joint committee to review the effects of burgeoning class sizes, a key issue for teachers, and reinstate an equity pay program that attempts to balance pay for longtime faculty with new teachers being hired at higher rates. The equity pay program would be implemented at each campus’ discretion. The agreement must be ratified by union members and the university’s board of trustees. Union members will vote between Aug. 13-30, and the results will be announced on Labor Day, Sept. 3. The trustees will then meet on Sept. 18-19 to consider ratification.

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The California Faculty Association and the Long Beach-based California State University system announced Tuesday they had reached a tentative agreement on a four-year faculty contract, avoiding a threatened strike this fall. “In this extremely challenging budget climate, we are pleased to come to an agreement with the CFA that will allow both parties to move forward and focus on the state’s reinvestment in higher education,” said John Swarbrick, CSU associate vice chancellor for labor relations. The negotiations have stretched on for two years, but faced with the threat of a strike this fall that is supported by 95 percent of union members, the two sides were finally able to reach consensus. The agreement covers 23,000 faculty, coaches, counselors and librarians at campuses across the state. The agreement—which if ratified will run through June 30, 2014—calls for no salary increases for 2010-11 and 2011-12, but leaves open the possibility of renegotiating salary and benefits for the following two years. CSU also has the ability to reopen talks, as early as October, if state fund-

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Inner City Youth Orchestra performs with Mandrill „ Music chases a funky groove The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA) will perform with the World music mega group Mandrill at the John Anson Ford Theater on Aug. 4. Mandrill, featuring the Wilson brothers from Panama, has thrilled audiences the world over for more than three decades with its classic Funk, and fusion of R&B, Jazz, Rock, Latin, African and Caribbean music. Special guests for the August show include Los Angeles’ own Lowrider Band, featuring original War band members and Grammy-winning songwriters of such hits as, “Cisco Kid,” “The World Is a Ghetto,” “Lowrider,” “Spill the Wine.” Mandrill, who also performed with on stage with Duke Ellington, is one of the most sampled bands by the new generation of Hip Hop and Rap artists. The Inner City Youth Orchestra string section will join in performances of the songs “Children of the Sun,” “House of Wood,” “Peace and Love Encounter, “and “Polk Street Carnival.” The orchestra is made up of primarily African American young people ages 10-25, who come from various communities around the city. It provides educational and performance opportunities for members in some of the greatest venues of the world including its season-ending concert at the Disney Concert Hall in July. Within the last year, the orchestra has also performed at a private reception for first lady

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Michelle Obama, for the unveiling of the new memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the Los Angeles Times Book Fair on the campus of USC, and other notable events. At least 30 members of the string section will be on stage with Mandrill on Saturday night. “This will be a lot of fun for us; for me,” said 17year-old orchestra concertmaster Jordan Busa. “I’m used to playing more traditional music for the violin in more traditional venues. But doing this gig and playing this music at the Ford will expand my experience and make me a more complete player. And it will be cool to be on this stage doing funky music! I am excited about this opportunity.” Charles Dickerson is founder, music director and conductor of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles. Tickets are $35/ general, $24 for students with ID, and $12 for ages 12 and under and can be purchased at the amphitheater box office.

Laura Richardson agrees to pay $10,000 reprimand ICYOLA, which performed at the unveiling of the MLK monument in D.C., joins Mandrill on stage at the Ford Theater.

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Big brother from COVER STORY page 3 to carry papers to prove their freedom or they risked being placed back in slavery. Although primitive, it was racial profiling. Since the end of slavery Blacks no longer need paper to prove their freedom. However, they are still subject to racial profiling based solely on their race. Racial profiling is a form of discrimination by which persons, usually in law enforcement, use a person’s race or cultural background as the primary reason to suspect that the individual has broken the law. The term “driving while Black” arose from such a police practice, as many officers frequently pull over African Americans for no reason other than their race and the stereotypes linked to it. As government law-enforcement agencies stockpile and embrace enough new technology to make Batman jealous, such as futuristic software capable of predicting crime—miniature drones capable of spying on an individual while flying and audio software capable of administering a lie detector test over the phone by monitoring the voice—may give African and Hispanic Americans more cause to be concerned about more advanced forms of racial profiling. Will the development of this equipment be used to stifle freedoms or will it simply advance the practice of racial profiling as opposed to stifling crime in the ghettos and barrios where this technology will be more than likely deployed? Law Professor Ferguson points out several issues

Automatic License Plate Recognition device (ALPR).

University of D. C. Law Professor Andrew Ferguson.

ALPR may have in regards to racial profiling and basic civil rights. If a police investigator wants to see where a car has been in the past, he/she punches in the plate number and at the officer’s fingertips would be data that could lead to enhanced racial profiling if that data is used with encounters of people of color. If their vehicle has been scanned, a map will show where it was scanned and what time it was scanned. Or plug in an address and get a list of every car captured by any ALPR device in that area. Investigators need neither a warrant nor probable cause to perform this data retrieval. Ferguson goes on to describe how different agencies are archiving and retaining data. The Associated Press reported in August 2011 that New York Police Department cars and licenseplate tracking equipment purchased with federal HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) funds were used to spy on Muslims at mosques, and to track the license plate numbers of worshipers. Police in unmarked cars outfitted with electronic license

plate readers would drive down the street and automatically catalog the plates of everyone parked near the mosque, amassing a covert database that would be distributed among officers and used to profile Muslims in public. In 2005, when ALPR made its debut in Southern California, police agencies generally threw out all of the unneeded information that wasn’t tied to a stolen or otherwise wanted vehicle. Now there’s a lot of cheap digital storage space, so LAPD holds all of its data for five years, Long Beach for two, the sheriff ’s department for two. But Sheriff’s Sgt. John Gaw says, “I’d keep it indefinitely if I could,” according to an interview in last month’s issue of the Los Angeles Weekly. German-born philosopher Jonas Hans once said, “In technology, we speak of ethics in two contexts: one is whether the pace of technological innovation is benefiting the humankind or not, the other is either severely empowering people while choking others for the same.”

Representative Laura Richardson recently agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for forcing her Congressional staff members to work on her 2010 campaign. The House Ethics Committee recommended the punishment and claimed that Richardson also used official goveernment resources for personal purposes and obstructed the committee’s investigation by attempts to alter evidence and efforts to influence the testimony of staff members who would be witnesses in the investigation. Richardson accepted the punishment, although in July she originally challenged the accusation which has caused the Ethics Committee to doubt her sincerity. Nevertheless, Richardson’s office released a statement saying, “Representative Richardson takes this matter with the utmost seriousness and takes full responsibility for her actions and those that were done by anyone else under her employ.” According to the committee, employees were expected to close the congresswoman’s Long Beach office at 6 p.m. every workday and then go to the campaign office to answer the phone and perform “precinct walks.” Staff members also were expected to attend campaign events on weekends and Richardson reportedly required a staffer to volunteer for her opponent’s campaign to gain information. The committee has for the future discouraged Richardson from allowing official staffers to do any campaign work, whether for pay or as volunteers, and said that any staff member doing so should sign a waiver declaring that it was voluntary.


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Board of Supervisors rejects extended term limits „ Knabe was sole supporter CITY NEWS SERVICE

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today rejected a proposed November ballot measure that would have asked voters to allow termed-out supervisors to serve eight more years in office. Supervisor Michael Antonovich had recommended the measure—which would extend legal limits from three four-year terms to five—saying experience was critical to managing the county through

difficult times. “Term limits have been a wrecking ball in Sacramento,” Antonovich said. “A number of our cities are going under. We don’t know what the future is going to hold.” But he needed three votes to put the measure on the November ballot, and the board’s vote was 2-1. Supervisors Gloria Molina and Mark Ridley-Thomas abstained and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky dissented. Only Supervisor Don Knabe supported Antonovich’s proposal. Yaroslavsky, who has conceded he is “not a fan of

term limits,” originally objected to the measure because he said it was worded in a way that might lead voters to believe they were imposing new term limits, rather than extending existing ones. He proposed new language to clarify that the measure would extend term limits and Antonovich agreed to the change. But then Yaroslavsky said he would only support the measure if Antonovich would agree to specifically exclude four out of five of the sitting supervisors from the term extension. “Of course not,” Antonovich said. He accused

Two councilmen convicted of misappropriating public funds

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Two former Lynwood city councilmen were convicted this week of misappropriating public funds. A Compton Superior Court jury deliberated about four days before returning its verdict against Louis Byrd, 80, and Fernando Pedroza, 47, who were ordered to be taken into custody immediately afterward. They are due back in Compton Superior Court for sentencing Aug. 27. Byrd is facing six years in state prison, while Pedroza faces a fiveyear term, according to the District Attorney’s Office. The two were on the city council when they were charged in April 2007 along with former councilman Arturo Reyes, who pleaded guilty in September 2008 to a felony count of grand theft. Byrd, then the city’s mayor, and Pedroza were

Centinela Hospital from NEWS page 9 Hospital directed towards its workers. According to the document, one administrator told a union representative in the presence of an employee that Prime “had cameras everywhere and was watching,” creating “an impression among employees that their union activities were under surveillance” by Prime. The complaint also describes how members of

recalled in September 2007 in an election prompted by the allegations of corruption. Prosecutors said Byrd misappropriated $330,000 for his personal use and that Pedroza misappropriated more than $160,000, including a $1,500 charge by Pedroza on a city credit card to pay for a visit to a gentlemen’s club while on a sister city conference trip in Guadalajara, Mexico. Under one scheme, they paid themselves up to $40,000 annually—along with their council pay—for participating in two city agencies, according to the District Attorney’s Office. They were not entitled to additional pay for service in conjunction with the Lynwood Public Finance Authority and Lynwood Information Inc., according to prosecutors. The case stemmed from a four-year investigation into the council’s handling of public funds that was launched after Faustino Gonzales, who had been placed on leave as Lynwood city manager, approached the District Attorney’s office and met with the head deputy of the District Attorney’s Public Integrity Division.

Prime management “interrogated employees about their union membership, activities or sympathies” and how union representatives were required “to be escorted throughout [the] facility by security guards.” “The way Prime management at Centinela treats its caregivers undermines the level of care that we’re able to provide,” said Stephanie Allen, a respiratory therapist at Centinela Hospital. “Every minute Prime spends trying to bully and interrogate its workers is a minute taken away from patient care.” The Labor Board has set a hearing for July 30 to hear testimony regarding the complaint against Prime. The complaint comes as Prime is already facing allegations from the Labor Board for its treatment of

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Yaroslavsky of changing his position in response to newspaper editorials opposing the measure. Ridley-Thomas is serving his second term, but the other four members of the board are being termed out. Antonovich, 72, has been in office for 32 years. He and Knabe will term out in 2016. Molina and Yaroslavsky will term out in 2014. “It will allow the voters to make the choice,” Antonovich said of the measure. But having failed to garner three votes, the measure will not make it to the November ballot. State senators and Assembly members are limited to 12 years in office. Orange County supervisors are barred from serving more than two consecutive terms. Los Angeles City Council members can serve a dozen years in three four-year terms.

Minnesota and Wisconsin have also reported high rates of the disease. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law in 2010 requiring a whooping cough booster before middle and high school students can re-enter school, and incoming seventh-graders must also provide proof they have met the Tdap requirement. The state’s Vaccines for Children Program offers free or low-cost vaccines to children who do not have health insurance or are only partially insured, according to the CDPH.

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Responding to a spike in outbreaks, Southland residents and parents across the state were being urged by public health officials today to ensure their children have been immunized against pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and other dangerous diseases. According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), more than 9,000 pertussis cases were reported in California in 2010, including 10 infant fatalities. That was the most cases in the state in more than 60 years. “Immunizations create a shield at home and at school,” said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the CDPH. “Given recent outbreaks and epidemics nationwide, it is important that children be protected against these dangerous and highly contagious diseases, like whooping cough.” A whooping cough epidemic was declared in the state of Washington April 3. More than 3,180 cases had been reported in that state this year, up from 230 during the same time period last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

workers. Earlier this month, the Labor Board conducted a hearing in Los Angeles about Prime’s termination of a veteran employee at Encino Hospital Medical Center. In October, Prime fired caregiver Pat Aguirre shortly after she represented a coworker regarding a workplace issue and after she spoke before the state attorney general’s office about the negative impact of Prime’s business practices on patients and workers. In a complaint about the firing, the Labor Board claimed that Aguirre’s termination was an act of discrimination by Prime in an effort to discourage membership in her union, SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West.

Strike may be in Rite Aid employees’ future „ Contract negotiations continue CITY NEWS SERVICE

Workers at Rite Aid stores throughout Southern California voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, if no progress is made in contract talks, their union announced Tuesday. “The members’ emphatic rejection of Rite Aid’s demands and their vote for strike authorization will push management toward negotiating an agreement the workers can ratify,” the leaders of the seven union locals representing the workers said in a joint statement. Rite Aid officials could not be reached for immediate comment. The union locals represent workers at Rite Aid stores stretching from Kern County to the Mexican border. Union members voted on a strike authorization and management’s most recent labor proposals between Thursday and Monday. Union officials said Rite Aid was seeking nearly three dozen concessions from workers, including what they called an elimination of healthcare for workers’ spouses and children, increased out-ofpocked costs for healthcare, elimination of sick leave pay, reduction in work hours and elimination of the 40-hour work week.


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Black love „ Couples negotiate perils of modern relationships at the Stella Adler Theatre BY GREGG REESE OW CONTRIBUTOR

One of the more curious contradictions of Los Angeles is the comparative lack of viable theater options for Black audiences in this, the Mecca of film and television production. The Black Arts Movement, a cultural offshoot of the Black Power Movement launched an uncharacteristically fertile period circa mid-20th century, but as the years passed many of the groups spawned during this period fell by the wayside. Today, theatrical companies catering to African Americans are especially scarce, although a few intrepid organizations, including the Ebony Repertory Theatre, the Town Street Theatre, the Robey Theatre Company, and Unity Players Ensemble continue to survive. That said, productions about the Black experience are especially prized, which brings us to “Love in a Day,” which was mounted on July 29 at the prestigious Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood. Using the foundation of three couples attending a relationship retreat held by a therapist and his assistant, playwright Darryl James offers a somber, yet occasionally humorous peek at the six people coming to terms with the task of meshing their aspirations and goals with those of their significant other. Along the way, they navigate through the myriad pratfalls that plague lovers in the African Diaspora, including the specter of AIDS, closeted homosexuality, and the problems that afflict relationships regardless of ethnic background. Among the more intriguing elements is the chemistry exhibited by Courtney Comer and Brian Epps, as they weather the unwelcome meddling of Comer’s older sister, played by Jennifer Marie. Intent on molding her younger sibling into her idea

of a successful Black woman, Marie incessantly baits Comer’s Hip-Hop obsessed suitor with insulting references like “thug boy,” and “urban renewal project.” Her disdain, of course, extends to his musical tastes as well. “Do they have to play that garbage so loud?” she exclaims in one of the many humorous moments. This scenario is presided over by Locke High School alumnus Londale Theus as the facilitator/psychologist. Theus lends an authoritative air to the proceedings, understandable since he was a career Santa Monica policeman before embarking on his present livelihood as an actor. Filling out the cast are Charles Early as Marie’s put-up-on mate; Joandrea Reynolds as a woman aiming for motherhood as her biological clock races toward middle age; James, who plays her love interest in addition to his duties as director and writer; and Natalie Machado as Theus’ assistant, who has her own unrequited yearnings. James has an extensive background as a writer for The Source, Vibe, and as editor of the music periodical Rap Sheet. Along the way, he has engaged in numerous dialogues about relationship issues, particularly in his online syndicated column “The Bridge” (http://bridgecolumn.proboards.com/). With a longtime interest in playwriting and the theater spurring him on, James recently broke away from his journalistic pursuits to create “Love in a Day,” his first major stage production. Continuing to explain his initial aim in scripting this story he said, “I wanted to write a play that dealt with real life situations that plague modern relationships, but I wanted it to be a serious piece that people could relate to and enjoy.” His immediate plans are for a film version of “Love in a Day,” as well as a new play he is scripting. His new venture, titled “The Exchange,” deals with today’s environment of deadly sexual diseases that are often ignored in favor of free sex without protection. Plans are also under way for “Love in a Day” to be launched as a tour production for churches within the month, but James hopes to mount another run at the Adler Theatre soon. For more details, visit the website www.loveinaday.com/.

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Olympics from NEWS page 6 medal. She will compete in the women’s Individual All-Around today, and her performance will determine her placement in the individual apparatus finals. Orozco placed eighth in the Men’s Individual AllAround competition. He will compete in a few of the individual appa-

ratus finals to be held Aug. 5-7. In swimming, Lia Neal from Brooklyn won a bronze metal with her team in the 4x100 meter freestyle relay. Cullen Jones from New York City won silver with his team in the 100 meter Freestyle. He will compete in the 50 meter Freestyle today. If he qualifies, Jones will compete Aug. 3 for a medal. In fencing, Miles Chamley-Watson from Philadelphia will compete in the Men’s Team Foil against France on Aug. 5. New York’s Daryl Homer will compete in the Men’s Team Sabre on Aug. 3 against Russia. Nzingha Prescod from New York will compete today in the Women’s Team Foil against Korea. The men’s wrestling teams include Ellis E. Coleman, Jordan Burroughs, 2012 U.S. Open Champion Justin Deshaun Lester, Spenser Thomas Mango, and Dremiel Deshon Byers. Thier competitions begin Aug. 5. The Taekwondo competition includes two firsttime Olympians. Terrence Jennings from Arlington, Va., will compete in the men’s 68kg. on Aug. 9 and Paige McPherson from Abilene, Texas, will compete in women’s 68kg. on Aug. 10. Women’s boxing will be part of the Olympics for the first time, and Claressa Shields will fight in the 79kg. quarterfinals on Aug. 6. Quanitta Underwood will compete in the 60kg. weight class on Aug. 5. In men’s boxing, Marcus Browne, Jamel Herring, Terrell Gausha, Michael Hunter II, and Errol Spence will fight in competitions from Aug. 2-12.


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Greuel and Garcetti far ahead in raising funds for mayoral run „ Jan Perry is a distant third CITY NEWS SERVICE

City Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti raised nearly equal amounts of money for their respective mayoral campaigns, putting them well ahead of other candidates eight months before the March primary, documents filed with the City Ethics Commission show. Garcetti and Greuel each raised about $2.2 million since announcing their candidacies last year, with Garcetti nudging out Greuel by a $322.31 margin. Both candidates have $1.8 million in their campaign war chests. City Councilwoman Jan Perry, another top contender in the mayor’s race, has raised $826,930, less than half of Greuel and Garcetti’s haul. Attorney and former radio host Kevin James, the only conservative candidate in the race, has raised $220,000, about onequarter of what Perry raised.

Austin Beutner raised a significant amount of money—$1.9 million—before dropping out of the race in May, most of which he returned to donors. In March, the city Ethics Commission, which sets fundraising limits for mayoral elections, raised the maximum amount donors can give to candidates for citywide offices from $1,000 to $1,300 to account for inflation since the limits were first set in 1990. The increase allowed candidates to hit up donors who had previously maxed out their contributions for more money. Political analysts expect voters’ attention to be on the presidential campaign through November and for the mayoral race not to heat up until January, after the winter holidays. Greuel, Garcetti and Perry pledged in June not to take campaign money from Walmart as part of a union-backed initiative to block the world’s largest company from opening a neighborhood market on the edge of downtown. Before making the pledge, Greuel and Garcetti

Carson holds third back-to-school health fair at mall on Saturday „ Focus on health in the community The SouthBay Pavilion in Carson is hosting its third annual Back-to-School Health Fair from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, following its one year Zumba fitness anniversary party from 8:30-10 a.m. The SouthBay Pavilion is located at 20700 Avalon Blvd. in Carson. Due to the increase in obesity rates, the pavilion’s “Mall Power” campaign, launched in 2011, focuses on helping the community become more health conscious, and includes such events such as health fairs,

Four murders from NEWS page 6 1999 murder of brothers Kevin and Ricky Nettles, who were kidnapped from a car wash in Los Angeles by two men posing as police officers, and later found shot to death, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. The victims’ bodies were dumped about eight miles apart from one another. Smith has also been charged in the June 2001 killing of Dennis Henderson who was kidnapped by several gunmen. According to reports Henderson,

a weekly farmer’s market, Zumba Saturdays, Salsa Mondays and Kids Club Thursdays. The one-year Zumba fitness anniversary will kickoff with 100-plus attendees. The health fair will feature free screenings for scoliosis, vision, glucose and orthotic foot scan. Financial screenings and a $5 body composition test will also be offered. Among the groups joining the health fair are the California Department of Insurance, the GardenaCarson YMCA, Yellow Cab, Herbalife, Zumba Fitness Instructors, FFSI Insurance Services, Planned Parenthood and Fame Health Services.

whose brother lived next door to Smith, was found beaten and stabbed to death in a rental car. It has not yet been verified if Smith also had a connection to the Nettles brothers. Investigators believe that all of the murders were initially robberies. Smith, who also faces three counts of kidnapping, along with special circumstances allegations because the victims were tortured, is eligible for the death penalty. A jury failed to reach a verdict in April for the Ponce murder, splitting 8-4 in favor of guilt. Prosecutors claim Smith lured Ponce to an Antelope Valley desert highway where he was beaten, stomped and shot over a business deal gone wrong. Smith will be retried with a co-defendant. A third man, Eric Honest, was convicted of second-degree murder in April and is awaiting sentencing.

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each received a single contribution from Javier Angulo, who is described by both campaigns as Walmart’s director of community affairs. Angulo, a longtime Democratic activist who has worked on gay rights campaigns and for California Sen. Barbara Boxer, gave Greuel $250 in March and Garcetti $100 in May. Greuel returned the donation three days before publicly making the pledge not to accept money from Walmart. Garcetti’s campaign initially defended accepting the donation, but said Tuesday the campaign will return the money. “We didn’t think it was a big deal,” said Garcetti campaign spokesman Bill Carrick, who called Angulo a longtime friend of Garcetti’s. Garcetti has a lengthy record of being opposed to Walmart and big-box stores, Carrick said. Garcetti sponsored legislation in 2003 barring so-called bigbox stores over 150,000 square feet. “His position on this is clear as could be. The idea that he could be influenced by $100 from a longtime friend and Democratic activist, it’s all ridiculous. Let’s just move on,” Carrick said.

„ To be arraigned Monday CITY NEWS SERVICE

A man charged with the 1981 stabbing death of a former Inglewood city councilman is scheduled to be arraigned Monday. Calvin Miller, 52, is due in Inglewood Superior Court on a murder charge stemming from the Feb. 22, 1981, slaying of William Alberty, who was found dead in the 500 block of West Regent Street in Inglewood. Alberty’s body was discovered by a friend in the hallway of an apartment complex where he had been staying, according to Sandi Gibbons of the District Attorney’s Office. A detective assigned to the cold case was able to identify Miller as a suspect in June, and the suspect was arrested July 10, police said. He has remained jailed since then in lieu of $1 million bail. Anyone with more information about the case was asked to call Detective Jose Becerra at (310) 412-5245.


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The Farley Project partners with Inglewood charter „ Nonprofit fights bullying in schools BY JULIANA NORWOOD OW STAFF WRITER

Founded by Elissa Kravetz, The Farley Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading a message of love, kindness and inclusion in schools and camps throughout the country, is on a mission to help make the ever-increasing trend of bullying a thing of the past. This nonprofit has been in the making ever since Kravetz was first bullied in the seventh grade. She has named the organization The Farley Project, as an homage to the junior high school where she was bullied, but more so because it was the very place where she started to understand that we are all equal and we all deserve peaceful experiences in school hallways, college dorms, corporate offices, and ultimately in our communities at large. The Farley Project has recently been working with the Century Academy for Excellence Charter Middle School in Inglewood and it is the first school to be partnered with the organization. The Farley Project has completed two assemblies at the school, speaking with 200 students in the sixth and seventh grades.

The presentation consisted of stories from former bullies, victims who had been viciously tormented when they were children, and personal accounts, including that of Kravetz. “It was incredible to see our students so engaged during the assembly by listening and asking meaningful questions,” said Shiva Ghodsi, school counselor at Century Academy for Excellence. “The Farley Project genuinely cared about our students and created a special bond with them. I was most impressed by the continuous dialogue about bullying that took place in the classrooms and out in the yard days after the assembly. The teachers and students at Century Academy for Excellence are truly excited about this new partnership with The Farley Project and all the positivity and support they have brought to our school.” The Farley Project plans to travel the country speaking at schools and camps and will go to any city and school that wants their services. “We can and will make a difference,” said Kravetz. “We can see it in the eyes of every student that we reach. We can tell which ones it’s happening to and if we can give at least one student in each school hope, then we know we’re on our way. We are not here to punish the bullies—they need love, they need direction, and they certainly do not realize the repercus-

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nothing to make sure that others do not go through what I went through.” The Farley Project “Friends” program will be put into effect next year. The goal is to have “Friends” all over the country to collectively change the consciousness and conversation about bullying from the current discussion of how terrible and unthinkable bullying is, to how they will no longer accept this abuse. “Imagine kids all over the country, most of which have never met each other, standing for the same cause,” said Kravetz. The Farley Project Friends will be mentored by faculty of both The Farley Project and their respective schools and being a member of this club will offer perks—T-shirts and access to music, theater and arts. More importantly, it aims to provide a forum for young people to grow their consciousness and connect with others who want to share their vision for peace in schools and communities. For more information on The Farley Project or to book a school visit, please visit www.thefarleyproject.org

L.A. Fire Department begins lastest recruitment efforts „ Likely 350 available positions CITY NEWS SERVICE

The Los Angeles Fire Department is gearing up for its first recruitment effort since 2009 after a recent wave of retirements. About 350 positions are expected to be available over the next couple of years, said department spokesman Matt Spence. The selection process will be competitive, said Spence, who notes that 17,000 people expressed interest in becoming city firefighters three years ago. The Los Angeles City Council has established a new

website dedicated to recruitment and hiring: www.joinlafd.org. Prospective candidates must pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test which includes climbing stairs, making forcible entry, dragging a hose, and raising and extending a ladder. Applicants must be 18 and have a high school diploma, General Education Development or California High School Proficiency Examination certificate. A valid California driver’s license and Emergency Medical Technician certificate are required prior to appointment.

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Handling a CEO who embezzles what is ‘owed’ him „ The fallout can sink a company BY SHAUNE B. ARNOLD, ESQ. BUSINESS STRATEGIST

One of my corporate clients called me recently to discuss certain actions taken by the company’s CEO. The CEO had written himself a check in the amount of $50,000 two days prior to his anticipated termination from the company. He had also used an additional $50,000 in corporate funds to purchase a vehicle for his personal use. He explained through his attorney that he appropriated the corporate funds in order to pay himself back wages and other perks that the company admittedly owed to him under his employment agreement.

He explained further that the funds were taken to secure his immediate future after termination because he felt the company would not be fair to him during severance discussions. He even threw in a discrimination claim to boot, because he was nearing 60 years old. The entire board of directors and the company’s shareholders were livid and called for blood. They contacted the CEO’s attorney and told him in no uncertain terms that they considered the $100,000 “advance” to be a clear misappropriation of corporate funds and that the funds should be immediately returned to the corporation. Against the advice of his counsel, the CEO refused to return the car and the funds. The question became whether the CEO was guilty of embezzlement and what could be done to rectify

Board of Supervisors approves $87.3 million to fight childhood obesity „ Molina, sole “no” vote, calls plan “rip-off” CITY NEWS SERVICE

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved $87.3 million in programs to fight childhood obesity, provide insurance coverage for children and offer substance abuse treatment to their parents, but the source of funding remains uncertain because one supervisor—calling the plan a ripoff —voted against it. The $87.3 million in funding for the county was approved by the First 5 LA Commission on July 12, part of a new strategy to quickly put $380 million to work. First 5—created to use tobacco tax revenues to fund health, safety and education programs for young children—has come under fire from state lawmakers, an independent audit firm and county officials for under-spending hundreds of millions in funding during a time of critical need. “The new spending plan follows two years of funding threats, a court battle and an audit that criticized the agency for under-spending resources and delaying program implementation,” according to a statement by First 5 LA announcing the new strategy. But Supervisor Gloria Molina today called the transfer of $87.3 million from First 5 LA to the county’s health and mental health departments a “rip-off,” saying it amounted to “the stealing of money from the mouths of babes.” Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who chairs the First 5 LA Commission, praised the plan when it was first approved. But Molina implied that the programs were hurriedly devised to shift the money from First 5 LA to the county’s sole control. “You’re giving $87 million to (the Department of Public Health and Department of Mental Health) to supposedly spend on these programs that are not yet completely defined,” Molina said. County Deputy CEO Sheila Shima said the

money was set to be transferred into a county special fund in order to streamline administrative processes and publicly track the dollars as part of the county’s budget. Molina spokeswoman Roxane Marquez said the supervisor viewed moving the money into the county’s hands as just one in a series of steps weakening First 5’s autonomy. A 2011 state law that sought to take back $1 billion in First 5 funding statewide was later invalidated by the courts. But when an independent audit found First 5 LA slow to implement programs— despite a reserve of roughly $400 million—and lacking in financial and administrative controls, the Board of Supervisors considered making it a county agency. Four votes were required to accept the money, but Molina dissented and Supervisor Mark RidleyThomas abstained. Yaroslavsky, who also chairs the board, then moved for approval of the agreement itself—which required only three votes—leaving the transfer of cash as a separate matter to be handled later. The agreement was approved by a 3-1 vote, with Molina still dissenting.

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the situation, and to prevent further harm to the company. Embezzlement is a statutory crime whereby an employee has proper custody of the company’s property (e.g., the checkbook), and that employee then intentionally exerts dominion and control over that property with the specific intent to permanently deprive the employer of the use and enjoyment of that property. As an officer of the company, the CEO was an employee of the company. The company’s policies made it permissible for the CEO to have the corporate checkbook and to write checks for the payment of the company’s debts. However, when he purchased the vehicle for his personal use and wrote a check to his personal account, each without proper corporate authorization, with the specific intent to keep these items, his actions were wrongful, and he subjected himself to criminal liability. So what does a company do when it finds itself in this position? The interests of the employees, owners, and even the corporate counsel can become frustrated, fractured and at odds, with accusations of wrongdoing and all manner of skeletons flying out of the corporate closet and landing on the conference table with a sickening thud. Will the company negotiate with its former leader, or will it call the police and press charges? Will this require the remaining employees and company owners (the shareholders or members) to “lawyer up” and prepare for battle? These issues can be heady and not necessarily clearly defined when the people involved have longstanding relationships that go beyond the boardroom. The fallout can absolutely sink a company—and, perhaps,

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families, friends and colleagues. In situations like these (despite the CEO’s blatant and material breach of his employment agreement— actions that the company can say negate its duty to pay him anything under the agreement) the parties might still look to that document for a solution. Mediation or binding arbitration provisions contained in the employment agreement may be used as a possible settlement tool. The company may desire to take a hard line in the discussion. However, in the face of the CEO’s employment claims, the company might find itself on the wrong end of a complaint filed with the state labor commission, which may ultimately subject the company to severe penalties and interest that might be several times greater than the monies that were spirited away by the CEO. When potential legal fees are added to the mix, the company has a hard choice to make. Regardless of the final choice, a timely determination is imperative. My clients entered into mediation with the CEO as was called for by the employment agreement. The company ultimately received the car from the CEO, and the money was returned. The CEO was not charged with any crime, but he had to sacrifice some of the back pay and perks that were owed to him by the company. Each side paid their own legal fees. The company also revamped its policies to prevent any one person from accessing so much cash. These were hard-learned lessons of accountability and protocol that none of the people involved will soon forget. © 2011. All Rights Reserved. Shaune B. Arnold, Esq., is a practicing attorney, business strategist and Coach. Contact her directly at shaune@BusinessBootCampOnline.com. This article is intended for information purposes only. All legal issues should be considered in light of the particular circumstances involved. If you have legal questions, you should consult with an attorney.


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Hollywood by Choice „ Merge Summit: when heaven and Hollywood come together BY GAIL CHOICE OW CONTRIBUTOR

So, you want to make it in the entertainment business? There are a number of ways you can go to make your Hollywood dream possible. It ain’t easy, but nothing worth doing ever is. That’s why more celebrities call upon the power of the Lord; that’s when Hollywood and heaven merge. Mark your calendars for The Merge Summit, whose slogan is “Integrating Faith and Entertainment,” now in its fourth year. The summit will take place the weekend of Aug. 23-25 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The event, presented in association with partners EMI Music Publishing, Verity Gospel Music Group, and Upscale magazine, integrates faith and entertainment and provides a platform for men and women of faith to interface, learn from and partner with leading executives and talent in the entertainment industry. The Merge Summit is the most exciting and impressive entertainment event you would ever want

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to attend, especially if you’re serious about making it in the entertainment world. It is not all glamour and glitz. The Merge Summit is designed to help attendees overcome the overwhelming obstacles they face, by putting their faith and trust in God. Top industry leaders and entertainers candidly share their stories of heart-break, anger, misgivings and shortcomings. They tell attendees how they “got over,” and what lessons they learned about faith and trust in God along the way. You will walk away inspired by honest conversation and the fact that there is a power source greater than any law, rule or prejudice the entertainment establishment can muster. The multifaceted program, one of the largest entertainment industry events for people of faith, is a complete weekend of education, inspiration and entertainment. Nearly 100 of the industry’s top entertainers and executives will lead more than 20 interactive panel discussions, workshops and master class sessions, covering the spectrum of music, television, film, radio, creative development, branding, management and new media. The impressive list of confirmed presenters makes your heart leap with excitement. In most cases, you will have the opportunity to ask questions in the question-and-answer session that directly follows the panel presentations. Executives from the major studios, networks and cable stations will be on hand with real talk about the industry and how you can make your presence known. Programming executives, music executives and performers will be on panels, as well as writers, producers and directors. I guarantee it will be an invigorating exchange of information, a wonderful opportunity to learn from those who have been there, and speak from their hearts. According to Summit Founder and Chair Holly

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Carter, “Each year, The Merge Summit has grown and changed to represent the evolution of the entertainment business, while always remaining true to our original purpose: to give a voice and opportunity for the gifts and talent of creative men and women of faith who have stories to tell.” “Each year, I grow more excited with anticipation of the Merge,” said Summit co-founder and co-chair Robi Reed. “It has proven to be an invaluable source of information for all who attend. I have no doubt this time around will be even greater.” “I’m excited about the Merge Summit . . . by partnering faith with media . . . we are able to cast a

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wider net, impact culture in unimaginable ways,” said Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin. Well, I’m excited too. Last year was my first opportunity to cover this wonderful event. I met a lot of people from out of state, and got an opportunity to speak with industry icons. Did I mention the Summit also presents superb entertainment? Once again, mark your calendars for The Merge Summit, Aug., 23-25, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. To learn more about The Merge Summit, registration and fees, visit the website at www.themergesummit.com. Gail can be reached at gail@hollywoodbychoice.com

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ blends magic, realism Bank of America and Chase bank announced that for a limited time they are offering enhanced relocation assistance payment for qualified homeowners who initiate a short sale. Without an offer you could be eligible to receive $2,500 - $30,000 in relocation assistance and owe nothing more on their mortgage with the sale of their property. For Bank of America the short sale must close by September 26, 2013.

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„ Life in the Louisiana delta brought to film BY GREGG REESE OW CONTRIBUTOR

The great cinematographer Néstor Almendros once noted the advantages filmmakers from different locales bring to a given subject. “A foreigner has a fresh eye to look,” said the Oscar-winning Spanish native who photographed such pictures as “Days of Heaven,” “Kramer vs. Kramer,” and “Sophie’s Choice.” “Maybe he sees better, what is interesting.” This may help explain the stunning visuals that make up “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” the critical and film festival sensation now in limited release throughout Los Angeles County. Queens, N.Y., native and first-time director Benh Zeitlin, along with his director of photography, United Kingdom expatriate Ben Richardson, have crafted a surreal, Louisiana bayou deluge-inspired-environ to rival any that have been presented in older, straightforward, sci-fi based cinematic romps like “Sphere” (1998), “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” (1961), or “Waterworld” (1995). Set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is the saga of Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), a 6-year-old waif who provides the voice-over narration, and her father Wink (Dwight Henry), a cantankerous eccentric in ill health, as they struggle to survive in a primitive wilderness.

They are part of a ramshackle, interracial community in Louisiana’s southern delta called “the Bath Tube.” Immensely proud of their way of life, they are committed to the mantra of rugged individualism, and resist any efforts of intrusion by outside civilization. Early in the film, Wink points out the specter of distillation towers at an oil refinery looming in the distance. “Ain’t that ugly over there?” he asks his daughter. “We got the prettiest place on earth.” Hushpuppy’s and the Bath Tube’s world is a hodgepodge of dilapidated shacks and trailer homes

linked together by a sense of community and the ability to subsist on the remnants of society. Wink teaches his daughter to catch fish with her hands from a raft fashioned from the bed of a pickup truck. Simultaneously original and unorthodox, the film nonetheless builds on the traditions of “magic realism,” a fictional realm in which extraordinary elements take place within a seemingly rational scenario. The “Southern Gothic” genre is another influence. This is an atmospheric regional convention whose characters are typically confronted by the poverty, racism, violence and other sinister events endemic to that part of the country. These stories are typically inhabited by an innocent (Wallis) making her way in the world, and an off-kilter or flawed character (Henry), who, in this case is hell-bent on transcending his failings to ensure that his child will be able to cope in a hostile world after he is gone. Amid the very real, life-threatening milieu poised to consume her, Hushpuppy’s vivid imagination constructs a fantasy world in which she can communicate with the animals of her Delta home along with the mythical pig-like monsters (which give the film its title) unleashed by the melting glaciers that contribute to the floodwaters she must contend with. To depict this blend of “heightened reality,” Zeitlin combined Richardson’s hand-held cinematography with

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AUGUST 2–3 WORKSHOP. The Urban Media Foundation hosts a two-day Junior Business Camp from 9:30am-3:30pm at 8732 S. Western Ave., L.A. The event is free for youth ages 13-17 years old. Students interested in becoming an entrepreneur will learn how to write a business plan, and market a business. Refreshments and lunch provided. For information, (323) 9051331. STAGED READING. The Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum in association with Foxx Media Group presents “Rescue at Pine Ridge: Part One,” at 7pm at 4130 Overland Ave., Culver City. Based on a novel by Erich Hicks, this actionpacked literary work recounts the stories of the perils and triumphs experienced by America’s unsung heroes—the Buffalo Soldiers. The staged reading will bring the words from the novel to life with the aim of attracting investors to the development of the project, produced by Ian Foxx and Erich Hicks. Free. For information, (818) 760-9948.

AUGUST 3 CREDIT WORKSHOP. The Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) hosts a free Advanced Credit and Credit Scoring Workshop from 10am-noon at the Business Development Center, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B, L.A. The event will provide: a detailed look into credit reports; tools for participants to communicate with credit bureaus, creditors, and collection agencies to fix reports correctly and legally; and information to understand laws and regulations to protect their wallet. Admission is $20 for members and $40 for non-members. For information, (213) 989-3162.

AUGUST 4 CATALYST CONTINUUM. The Black Los Angeles Youth Democrats (BLAYD) launches its inaugural fundraiser and awards ceremony “The Catalyst: Honoring Trailblazers, Accelerating Change,” from 1-3pm at the residence of Congresswoman Karen Bass. The event will honor Bass, who represents the 33rd Congressional District of California, and Nii-Quartelai Quartey, CEO of the Sankofa Group for Civic Engagement for being catalysts for significant progress within Los Angeles, and for inspiring the next generation of democratic leadership. There will be food, entertainment and guest speakers supporting upcoming initiatives. Tickets are $30. For information, (323) 828-8192. CONCERT. Mandrill presents “A Brotherhood Reunion,” concert with the Lowrider Band from 7:30-10:30pm at the Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East Hollywood. Both musical icons will perform Global Funk, Rock, Latin, R&B and Jazz Fusion. The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA), a showcase of some of the city’s most gifted young

‘Southern Wild’ from ENTERTAINMENT page 16 stock footage of actual glaciers. Along with the subtext of parent-child relationship, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” covers the issues of global warming, man against nature, marginalized subcultures adapting to change, the pressures of society, and the rite of passage. With the Academy Award ceremonies more than six months away, Oscar buzz is already circulating around “Beasts,” and especially it’s charismatic, precocious star and focal point, Wallis, who reportedly

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classical musicians, will guest star with Mandrill on several songs in keeping with Mandrill’s ongoing effort to cultivate young talent. Tickets are $30, $24 for full-time students with ID, and $12 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at www.FordTheatres.org. For information, contact (323) 4613673.

Inglewood Ave., Inglewood. The event will feature athletes, vendor booths, books, speakers, educational consulting/seminars, entertainment, food, nutrionists, doctors, dentists, parenting goal setting, career and business goal setting and more. Free. Register online for walk or vendor booth at www.funandmoneynews.com or call (310) 927-8507.

THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE. The 14th annual Towne Street Theatre summer musical theatre intensive presents “TST Idol,” hosted by Rick Pistol at 3pm at the Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Twelve young talented finalists compete for cash prizes, an entertainment contract, international travel and endorsements. Contestants will dance, sing, and act and be judged by celebrities such as Byron Powell, GLo, Karla Razul and Sandy Jefferson. Tickets are $15 for adults 18 and older; $12 for youth 17 and under. For information, (213) 712-6944.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce hosts a Small Business Administration (SBA) from 8:30-10:30am at Wateridge Community Conference Room, 5120 W. Goldleaf Circle, Room 10AG L.A. Attendants will have the opportunity to meet District Director Victor Parker of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and participate in an open session, bring questions regarding access to capital, technical assistance and SBA programs. Also hear from Pacific Coast Regional SBDC representatives. Admission is $10. For reservations, (323) 2921297.

EXPLORING MENTAL HEALTH. The National Alliance of Mental Illnesses (NAMI) hosts a free 12-week course, from 6:30-9pm, at NAMI Urban Los Angeles, 4305 Degnan Blvd., Suite 104, L.A., that will discuss different mental illnesses and educate those who are have someone they know who is suffering from it. Topics include schizophrenia, major depression and mania: subtypes of depression and bipolar, panic disorder; diagnosis and causes; the biology of the brain and new research; problem solving workshop; medication review; empathy workshop; communication skills workshop; self-care and relative groups. Registration is required; call (323) 294-7814.

DISCUSSION. Compton Community College District CEO Keith Curry hosts a roundtable discussion at 7pm at Lynwood Travelodge, Conference Room, 11401 Long Beach Blvd., Lynwood. Topics to be discussed include the accreditation process, a newly adopted trustee area map, facilities master plan and community participation in governance opportunities. Free. For information, (310) 900-1600 ext. 2000.

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AUGUST 9 FILM SHORTS. “Point of View Short Cuts” celebrates its 25th anniversary presenting five, new short documentaries premiering on PBS for one hour at 10pm. The five short films include an Academy Award nominee, “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement;” a student Academy Award winner, “Sin País” (Without Country); and three new animated shorts—“Eyes on the Stars,” “Facundo the Great” and “A Family Man”—from the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps oral-history project. For information, call (212) 9897425.

BOOK EXPO. The Los Angeles Black Book Expo celebrates the diversity of the written and spoken word from noon-6pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., L.A. The event will feature guests such as Hasani Pettiford, author and TV One’s Love Addiction relationship expert; Danielle SpencerFields, “Dee” of “What’s Happening” author of, “Through The Fire...Journal of a Child Star;” actress, producer and author Cherie Johnson; and Russel Blake, music producer, jazz bassist and author. Free. For information, (323) 718-5678.

BUSINESS WORKSHOP. PACE hosts “How to Succeed in Business,” a workshop from 9:30am-noon at IKEA Burbank, 600 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank. The event will provide useful tips on marketing, selling, financial management, negotiating deals, and making greater profits. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for non members. This is a opportunity to listen to a successful businessman telling you how to succeed in business. For information, contact Nancy Vazquez at nvazquez@pacela.org.

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AUGUST 16 NETWORKING WORKSHOP. PACE hosts “LinkedIn for Business 101,” a workshop from 10-11:30am at the Business Development Center, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B, L.A. The event will teach others how to use LinkedIn as a research and marketing tool and find out how to use it as a lead generator and a professional network. Free. For information, (213) 9893150.

AUGUST 18 PERFORMANCE. Black Family United presents “Torn: The Willie Lynch Letter,” a multimedia performance that combines a stage play set in 1712 with a movie that takes place in 2012. This production tells the epic journey of African American culture from slavery to the current years. The show begins at 7pm at the Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A. Tickets start at $29; $19 for high school students with I.D. For tickets and information, call (800) 700-1712.

AUGUST 23 BUSINESS MIXER. The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Summer Membership Mixer from 5:30-8pm at the ESPN Zone, 1011 S. Figueroa St., L.A. Meet Los Angeles business professionals, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and the upbeat atmosphere of L.A. Live. Free for members and $20 for non members. For reservations, (323) 292-1297.

AUGUST 25 MUSIC FESTIVAL. H2O, sponsored by Univision Radio presents a Music Festival at 3pm at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., L.A. The event lineup includes John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Paulina Rubio, Gym Class Heros, Intocable, Ozomatli, Paty Cantu, Alex Cuba, Romeo Testa, and up-andcoming artists such as Leslie Grace and Matt Hunter. Tickets are $25. For information, (323) 965-1990 x336. See our complete calendar listings at ourweekly.com/thisweek-in-la and ourweekly.com/when-and-where-in-la To submit your calendar listing e-mail owcalendar@ourweekly.com two weeks prior to event.

SOCIAL NETWORK WORKSHOP. PACE hosts a “Twitter for Business,” workshop from 10-11:30am at the Business Development Center, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B, L.A. The event will teach participants how to properly set up a profile, how to say something in only 140 characters, conduct market research, understand twitter etiquette and market your business. Free. For information, (213) 989-3150.

AUGUST 10-12 RUN/WALK/FESTIVAL. Born of Woman (BOW) hosts a Health and Arts Festival 5K Run/Walk with the theme “Let’s Be Pleasant,” from 10am-6pm at Carolina Coleman Field, 401 S.

beat out some 3,500 children for the pivotal role of Hushpuppy. The do-it-yourself ethic of the Bath Tube residents depicted in the narrative segued into the production of the film as well, with most of its crew being nonprofessional. Henry, who portrayed the father, is a baker who made Zeitlin’s acquaintance when the latter frequented his pastry shop in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans’ Mid-City District. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is the sort of film normally marketed to the “art house” film-going audience, and yet the poignant storytelling and innate filmmaking talents of its creators make it a welcome departure from the slick manufactured gloss of the Hollywood industry and an accessible alternative for mainstream moviegoers.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012152584 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Amigos Auto Sales, 4640 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Diego A. Macedo Camacho, 21095 Martynia Ct., Moreno Valley, CA 92557 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/ Diego A. Macedo Camacho, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 30, 2012. 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 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23/12 CNS-2356709# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 145830 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: (1) Miracle Mile Maids, (2) Santa Monica Maids, (3) West Hollywood Maids, (4) Beverly Hills Maids, (5) Koreatown Maids, 1005 So. Mansfield Av e . , Los Angeles, CA 90019, County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Alexandra Negri, 1005 So. Mansfield Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019. 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/ Alexandra Negri, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 19, 2012. 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

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days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Original 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/12 CNS-2352448# OUR WEEKLY

NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Original 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2349619# OUR WEEKLY

7188 P R O J E C T, Kenneth Hahn Eastern Ridgeline 4100 La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90056 BID DOC. F E E, $50 D AT E O F B I D OPENING, September 4, 2012 Copies of the project manual and drawings may be downloaded for free from the Los Angeles County Public Works website http://dpw.lacounty.gov/go/con struction contracts; or for $50, copies of the project manual and drawings may be obtained at the Cashier’s office, Department of Public Works, 900 South Fremont Avenue, Mezzanine Floor, Alhambra, California 91803. For bid information, please call (626) 458-2563. Each bid shall be submitted on the required form, sealed, and filed at the Cashier’s office no later than 11:15 a.m. on September 4, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened, examined, and declared by Public Works at 11:30a.m. on this date in Conference Room A, 900 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, California 91803. The contractor and all of its subcontractors of any tier shall be required to pay prevailing wages to all workers employed in the execution of the work of improvement in accordance with Labor Code Section 1770 et seq. Copies of prevailing rate of per diem wages are on file at the Department of Public Works, Architectural Engineering Division, which shall be made available to any interested party upon request. Bids must conform to the drawings and project manual and all bidding requirements. This project requires the prime contractor to possess an active B license classification at the time of bid submittal. The contractor should verify to his/her satisfaction that he/she holds the correct license for this type of project. PRE-BID C O N F E R E N C E The Public Works’ Project Management Team will hold a nonmandatory prebid conference at 10 a.m. on August 21, 2012, at the project job site to provide information on the project, bidding process, and answer any questions that the potential bidders may have. For further directions, please contact Ms. Loydi Nguyen with the Public Works’ Architectural Engineering Division at (626) 458-2180. OTHER INSTRUCTIONS The County supports and encourages equal opportunity contracting. The contractor shall make good faith efforts, as defined in Section 2000 of the Public Contract Code, to contract with Community Business Enterprises. This project is subject to the County’s Local Worker Program. As applied to this project, the Local Worker Program establishes an aspirational goal that 40 percent of the construction labor hours worked by California residents on the project be performed by qualified local workers who reside within a 15-mile radius of the project. The project is subject to State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) new Construction General Permit (CGP) effective July 1, 2010, for Discharges of Storm Water Runoff associated with the construction and land disturbance activities. Bidders are expected to understand and be responsible for all activities required by the State regarding these new requirements. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive technical or inconsequential errors and discrepancies in bids submitted in the public’s interest. Si necesita información en español, por

favor llame al Telefono (626) 458-2563.Upon 72 hours notice, Public Works can provide program information and publications in alternate formats or make other accommodations for people with disabilities. In addition, program documents are available at our main office in Alhambra (900 South Fremont Avenue), which is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request accommodations ONLY, or for more ADA information, please contact our departmental ADA Coordinator at (626) 458-4081 or TDD (626) 282-7829, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Con 72 horas de noticia, el Departamento puede proveerle información y publicaciones sobre el programa y formatos alternativos o hacer adaptaciones para incapacitados. Además, documentación sobre el programa está disponsible en nuestra oficina principal en Alhambra (900 South Fremont Avenue), la cual es accesible para individuos con incapacidades. Para solicitar adaptaciones SOLAMENTE, o para mas información del ADA, pongase en contacto con nuestro Coordinador del ADA del Departamento al (626) 4584081 o TDD (626) 282-7829, de lunes a jueves de las 7 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. By order of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, State of California dated July 31, 2012. SACHI A. HAMAI, EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2352621# OUR WEEKLY

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 144318 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Luz Beauty Salon and Nails, 4418 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles, CA 90037, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Luz Maria Argumedo, 620 W. 85th St., Los Angeles, CA 90044 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/02/2011 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/ Luz Maria Argumedo, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 17, 2012 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Original 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/12 CNS-2352443# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012 141606 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: (1) Oyie Print It, (2) Oyie And C o m p a n y, 1630 Centinela Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301, County of Los Angeles. Registered owner(s): Michele Oyie, 6245 Bristol Parkway #413, Culver City, CA 90230. 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/ Michele Oyie, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 12, 2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2012136113 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: L a d e r a B u s i n e s s C e n t e r, 1 6 3 0 C e n t i n e l a Av e n u e , I n g l e w o o d , C A 9 0 3 0 1, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Michele Oyie, 6245 Bristol Parkway #413, Inglewood, CA 90230 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/ Michele Oyie, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on July 6, 2012 NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in Subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Original 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2349612# OUR WEEKLY

GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL NOTICE INVITING BIDS Notice is hereby given that the Director of Public Works will receive sealed bids for furnishings, materials, labor, and equipment required to complete construction for the following work: SD, 2 SPECS,

PUBLIC AUCTION/SALES NOTICE OF SALE In accordance with the provisions of the California Commercial Code Section 7209 and 7210, there being due unpaid storage costs for which Compton Village Mobile Home Park is entitled to a Lien as Warehousemen on the goods hereinafter described and due notice having been given to parties known to claim an interest therein and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, notice is hereby given that these goods will be sold at public auction at 1911 W. 156th Street. Space # 20, Compton, California 90220 on August 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Registration Number: UNKNOWN Manufacturer: UNKNOWN Year: 1973 Trade Name: SCRST Make / Model: UNKNOWN Decal Number: KG7186, KG7187 VIN: UNKNOWN Serial Number: S9663XX, S9663XXU HUD Label: UNKNOWN Insignia Number: UNKNOWN Situs Address: 440 S. Central Sp. 9 10 Compton, CA 90220 Registered Owner(s): James Sylvester Wesley Jr. 440 S. Central Sp. 9 10 Compton, CA 90220 Legal Owner(s): State Mutual SAV/LN 626 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90000 Jr. Lienholder(s): None

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TRUSTEE SALES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0037516 Title Order No. 12-0067834 APN No. 7328-009-021 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/02/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by CHRISTIAN AGUSTIN, dated 10/02/2008 and recorded 10/20/2008, as Instrument No. 2008-1860646, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/27/2012 at 1:00PM, At the Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building, located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California 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: 1422 EAST BACH ST., 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 $435,742.55. 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. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s

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Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0037516. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: 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. FEI # 1006.163802 8/02, 8/09, 8/16/2012 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/12 CNS-2356766# OUR WEEKLY

2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 8/23/2012 TIME OF SALE: 09:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1711 E GLADWICK ST , CARSON, CA 90746 APN#: 7320-019-019 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 $375,124.98. 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 800280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case

Trustee Sale No.: 20110015000999 Title Order No.: 110080776 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 2/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 02/24/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0411342 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: KATIE M WALKER, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by


Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, California 92648 For NonAutomated Sale Information, call: (714) 8487920 For Sale Information: (714) 848-9272 www.elitepostandpub.com Christine O’Brien, Tr ustee Sale Off i c e r THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. EPP 7619. 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/2012. 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2352313# OUR WEEKLY T.S. No.: 10-41157 TSG Order No.: 100746459-CA-MSI A.P.N.: 7338-017-033 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/29/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 8/15/2012 at 9:00 AM, Old Republic Default Management Services, a Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as duly appointed Trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust, Recorded 9/1/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1955389 in book —, page — of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: RAMON BRIONES, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as Beneficiary. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 18819 CROCKER AVENUE, CARSON, California 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 in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $528,655.25 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for

this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 10-41157. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.5(a) was fulfilled when the Notice of Default was recorded on 12/7/2010 The Declaration pursuant to California Civil Code, Section 2923.54 is attached as Exhibit A SERVICER’S DECLARATION TO NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52.” I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct Date August 20, 2010 JPMORGAN CHASE Bank, N.A. By: Jason Taylor Name: Jason Taylor Title: Vice President Date: 7/19/2012 Old Republic Default Management Services, A Division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, as Trustee 500 City Parkway West, Suite 200, Orange, CA 92868-2913 (866) 2635802 For Sale Information Contact: Priority Posting & Publishing (714) 573-1965 Tony Delgado, Trustee Sale Officer “We are attempting to collect a debt, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose.” P968537 7/26, 8/2, 08/09/2012 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2351455# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20110159902513 Title Order No.: 110279681 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/14/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 07/27/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1776799 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: SALVADOR B. NAVALES JR. AND WILMA V. NAVALES, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 08/15/2012 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: 23501 1/2 MARIBEL AVENUE, CARSON (CITY), CALIFORNIA 90745 APN#: 7329-039-166 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 $188,695.37. 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 20110159902513. 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 & 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: 07/20/2012 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4274996 07/26/2012, 08/02/2012, 08/09/2012 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2351223# OUR WEEKLY

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1359791-10 APN: 7341-005-004 TRA: 013283 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx9971 REF: Dizon, Susan IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 15, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On August 15, 2012, at 9:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 22, 2008, as Inst. No. 20080906660 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Susan L Dizon and, Abelardo Galang, Wife And Husband As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank Behind the fountain located in civic center plaza, 400 civic Center Plaza Pomona, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 409 West 223rd Street Carson CA 90745 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $260,247.52. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The

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T.S. No. 12-18936 APN: 7326020-064 Loan No. 0157961 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/22/2004. UNLESS Y O U TA K E A C T I O N T O PROTECT YOUR P R O P E RT Y, I T M AY B E SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN E X P L A N AT I O N O F T H E N AT U R E OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD C O N TA C T A L AW Y E R . A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the

hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: GLADYS CONTRERAS A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVEDeed of Trust recorded4/30/2004 as Instrument No. 04-1072323 in book —, page— of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 8/15/2012 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $245,170.61 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 21642 VILLA PA C I F I C A CIRCLE 20 CARSON, CA 90745 Described as follows: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST A.P.N #.: 7326-020-064 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 848-9272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-18936. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Dated: 7/20/2012 Law Off i c e s o f Les Zieve, as Trustee 18377

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TTD No.: 20121080565167 Loan No.: 0023302201 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 0403-2006 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08-16-2012 at 11:00 A.M., TITLE TRUST DEED SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 04-10-2006, as Instrument No. 06 0773027, in book -, page -, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA , executed by MARTIN ALVAREZ AND ROSA ALVAREZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, and State described as: APN No.: 7406036-002 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 24633 ISLAND AVE CARSON CA 90745 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale of property will be made in “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of 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 $602,712.34 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 20121080565167. 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: 07-232012 TITLE TRUST DEED SERVICE COMPANY EDDIE TLASECA, AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE Sale Line: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.com 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.. We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. A4277309 07/26/2012, 08/02/2012, 08/09/2012 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2352811# OUR WEEKLY

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Trustee Sale No.: 20120169801452 Title Order No.: 120087141 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 1/3/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/26/2007 as Instrument No. 20070163199 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: SANTIAGO REYNOSO, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 8/23/2012 TIME OF SALE: 09:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOS ANGELES - NORWALK, 13111 SYCAMORE DRIVE, NORWALK, CA 90650 STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2551 E ADAMS ST , CARSON, CA 90810 APN#: 7308-024034 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 $421,418.14. 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 800280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120169801452. 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: AUCTION.COM, LLC 2 ONE MAUCHLY IRVINE, CA 92618 800-2802832 www.auction.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: 7/18/2012 P967450 8/2, 8/9, 08/16/2012 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/12 CNS-2353621# OUR WEEKLY

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20110015000999. 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: AUCTION.COM, LLC ONE MAUCHLY IRVINE, CA 92618 800-2802832 www.auction.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: 7/18/2012 P967138 8/2, 8/9, 08/16/2012 8/2, 8/9, 8/16/12 CNS-2354415# OUR WEEKLY


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law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1359791-10. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: July 23, 2012. (R-415259 07/26/12, 08/02/12, 08/09/12) 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2350753# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No CA1200051397 Loan No 0175101005 Insurer No. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made; but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: ANGELA R. GARDNER, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded 12/29/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2893841 in Book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: 08/20/2012 at 11:00 A.M. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Property Address is purported to be: 849 E VICTORIA STREET 812 CARSON, CA 90746 APN#: 7319-023-109 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $324,591.56, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of

sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site address www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case file number CA1200051397. 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: 07/25/2012 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER A-4274131 07/26/2012, 08/02/2012, 08/09/2012 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2350402# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0105029 Doc ID #0001440928132005N Title Order No. 11-0085432 Investor/Insurer No. 144092813 APN No. 7327-005-079 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/22/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by TENISHA C POWERS, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 08/22/2006 and recorded 8/29/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1923579, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/20/2012 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: 1227 E CARSON ST APT 4, CARSON, CA, 907451674. 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 $349,461.47. 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. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. 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 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0105029. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (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. A4273756 07/26/2012, 08/02/2012, 08/09/2012 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2349866# OUR WEEKLY Title No. 6370635/4033936 ALS No. 2011-7199 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT OF A LIEN, DATED 4/21/2009. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On 8/16/2012, at 09:00 AM, ASSOCIATION LIEN SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to a certain lien, recorded on May 4, 2009, as instrument number 20090648147, of the official records of Los Angeles County, California. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR A CASHIERS CHECK at: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766. The street address and other common designations, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 23252 Colony Park Dr, Carson, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7329-047-017 The owner(s) of the real property is purported to be: Ryan Xavier Moore, a single man The

undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designations, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of a note, homeowner’s assessment or other obligation secured by this lien, with interest and other sum as provided therein: plus advances, if any, under the terms thereof and interest on such advances, plus fees, charges, expenses of the Trustee and trust created by said lien. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $18,983.13. Payment must be in cash, a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state bank or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings & loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The real property described above is being sold subject to the right of redemption. The redemption period within which real property may be redeemed ends 90 days after the sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may contact Priority Posting & Publishing for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit its website www.priorityposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the website. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The beneficiary of said Lien hereto executed and delivered to the undersigned, a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. Date: 7/10/2012 Association Lien Services, as Trustee P.O. Box 64750, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 207-2027 By: Alvin Okoreeh, Trustee Officer P965472 7/26, 8/2, 08/09/2012 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2349789# OUR WEEKLY TS No. CA-12-501874-AB Order No.: 6499606 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU

ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/13/2005. 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): RAMON V. CASTRO AND RITA Z. CASTRO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/21/2005 as Instrument No. 05 2536894 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California; Date of Sale: 8/21/2012 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $404,393.45 The purported property address is: 23504 NICOLLE AVENUE , CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7330002-027 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-12-501874-AB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property

address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P963883 7/26, 8/2, 08/09/2012 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2349089# OUR WEEKLY Title No. 6370563 ALS No. 2011-7197 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT OF A LIEN, DATED 11/16/2011. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On 8/9/2012, at 09:00AM, Association Lien Services, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to a certain lien, recorded on 11/17/2011, as instrument number 20111558633, of the official records of Los Angeles County, California. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR A CASHIERS CHECK at: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 The street address and other common designations, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 23121 Colony Park Dr., Carson, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7329-047-098 The owner(s) of the real property is purported to be: Arthur Nieves, a single man The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designations, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of a note, homeowner’s assessment or other obligation secured by this lien, with interest and other sum as provided therein: plus advances, if any, under the terms thereof and interest on such advances, plus fees, charges, expenses of the Trustee and Trust created by said lien. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $7,778.18. Payment must be in cash, a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state bank or federal credit union, or a check

drawn by a state or federal savings & loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The real property described above is being sold subject to the right of redemption. The redemption period within which real property may be redeemed ends 90 days after the sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of 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 & Publishing for information regarding the trustee sale’s or visit its website www.priorityposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property. Information about postponement 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 beneficiary of said Lien hereto executed and delivered to the undersigned, a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said notice of default and election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. Date: 7/12/2012 Association Lien Services, as Trustee P.O. Box 64750, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 207-2027 By: Alvin Okoreeh, Trustee Officer P966680 7/19, 7/26, 08/02/2012 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/12 CNS-2348562# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. CA1200053677 Loan No. 0307718897 Insurer No. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made; but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability

for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: GIL VILLENA AND ESPER VILLENA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded 07/21/2006 as Instrument No. 061610943 in Book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: 08/13/2012 at 11:00 A.M. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Property Address is purported to be: 22811 CYPRESS DRIVE CARSON, CA 90745 APN#: 7363-011-077 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $639,218.45, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site address www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case file number CA1200053677. 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: 07/18/2012 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER A-4272707 07/19/2012, 07/26/2012, 08/02/2012 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/12 CNS-2347930# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 11-04062-3 Loan No. 0021289855 APN 7343-008-010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/31/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 8/23/2012, at 09:00 AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of


information is to attend the scheduled sale. 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. A4272031 07/19/2012, 07/26/2012, 08/02/2012 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/12 CNS-2346924# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 7363-007-004 Trustee Sale No. 129469010TRA:001021 REF: DE LEON, LEONIDES UNINS Property Address: 23112 CAROLDALE AVENUE, CARSON CA 90745 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED July 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 On August 08, 2012, at 11:00am, CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 25, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 1637513, in book XX, page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: LEONIDES S DE LEON, AND, MARVI C DE LEON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN

BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA CALIFORNIA all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 23112 CAROLDALE 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. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $355,864.91. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The

undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714)730-2727 or visit the Internet Web Site WWW.LPSASAP.COM using the file number assigned to this

case 1294690-10. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (714)730-2727 CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION 525 EAST MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 22004 EL CAJON CA 92022-9004 Dated: July 10, 2012 CALWESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION By: — Authorized Signature A-4271967 07/19/2012, 07/26/2012, 08/02/2012 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/12 CNS-2346640# OUR WEEKLY APN: 7341-009-081 TS No: CA09001295-11-1 TO No: 110104803-CA-LPI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/23/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 8/14/2012 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 09/04/2007 as Instrument No. 20072052162 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by JAIME MACAPOBRE, A MARRIED MAN AS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor(s), in favor of JPMORGAN CHASE

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0031990 Doc ID #00010056902092005N Title Order No. 11-0025410 Investor/Insurer No. 160627411 APN No. 6126-018-010 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/28/2007. 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 TERRIE YVONNE WILKINS, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 03/28/2007 and recorded 4/5/2007, as Instrument No. 20070812123, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/13/2012 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: 17220 BILLINGS 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 $325,486.13. 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. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. 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 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0031990. 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

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Trustee Sale No. 258459CA Loan No. 0688793736 Title Order No. 1145705 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0521-2005. 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 08-09-2012 at 9:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-09-2005, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 05-1351202, , and as modified by the Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 04-29-2009, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 20090628653 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: NIKO CAIN,TRUSTEE OF THE NIKO CAIN REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED JANUARY 19,2005, 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: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $432,396.24 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 19509 DUNBROOKE AVENUE CARSON, CA 90746 APN Number: 7321-010-005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery;

by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 07-18-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com 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 two 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), 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. P965385 7/19, 7/26, 08/02/2012 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/12 CNS-2346983# OUR WEEKLY

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trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: 7/19/2012 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 135 Main Street, Suite 1900, San Francisco, CA 94105 415-247-2450 By: Stephanie Alonzo, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.auction.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 1-800-280-2832 P966412 7/19, 7/26, 08/02/2012 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/12 CNS-2347856# OUR WEEKLY

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sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on 04/19/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0853911 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA , executed by: RICHARD HANSSON, A SINGLE MAN., as Trustor, in favor of OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 430 W 214TH ST, CARSON, CA 90745-1922 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder`s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the file number assigned to this case 11-04062-3. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $473,387.33 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the


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NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Long Beach, California, acting by and through the City’s Board of Harbor Commissioners (“City”) will receive, before the Bid Deadline established below, sealed Bids for the following Work: PIER E TERMINAL PIER E TERMINAL, NORTH GATE REDEVELOPMENT, PHASE 1 AT LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA AS DESCRIBED IN SPECIFICATION NO. HD-S2378 Bid Deadline: Prior to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Bid packages will be time/date stamped on the 4th floor or in the Lobby and shall be submitted prior to 10 a.m. Place for Submission of Bids: 1. By Delivery Any Calendar Day Before the Bid Deadline Harbor Department Administration Building 4th Floor, Plans and Specifications/ Program Management Office 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 2. By Delivery on the Same Calendar Day as the Bid Deadline Harbor Department Administration Building Ground Floor Lobby 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 Bid Opening: As soon as practical after the Bid Deadline Harbor Department Administration Building 6th Floor Board Room 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 Contract Documents Available: Date/Time: Beginning Thursday, August 2, 2012 Monday –Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Harbor Department Administration Building 4th Floor, Plans and Specifications 925 Harbor Plaza Long Beach, CA 90802 Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting and Site Visit: Date/Time: Location:

Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Harbor Department Administration Building 5th Floor Conference Room Project Contact Person: Tom Baldwin, Fax: 562-283-7352, Baldwin@polb.com NIB -1 Contract Documents. Copies of Contract Documents in DVD format may be obtained, at no cost, at the Plans and Specifications Office, 4th floor, Harbor Department Administration Building, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90802 during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To arrange to receive a DVD of the Contract Documents by courier at the expense of the Bidder, call (562) 283-7353.

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For information on this Project and other upcoming Port projects, you may view the Port website at http://www.polb.com/economics/contractors/out_for_bid.asp. Copies of all Port insurance endorsement forms, SBE/VSBE Program forms, Harbor Development Permit Applications and other Port forms are available at http://www.polb.com/economics/contractors/forms_permits/default.asp. NIB -2 Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting and Site Visit. The engineering staff of the City’s Harbor department will conduct a pre-bid meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2012 in the Conference Room, 5th floor, of the Harbor Department Administration Building. Attendance is mandatory. All attendees of the mandatory Site Visit must bring and wear their own Person Protective Equipment (PPE), including, but not limited to: hard hat, safety vest and closed toe shoes. Note that attendance at the pre-bid meeting can be used to satisfy a portion of a Bidder’s good faith efforts to meet the SBE/VSBE participation goals listed below. EACH BIDDER MUST ATTEND THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING AND SITE VISIT. FAILURE TO ATTEND THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING AND SITE VISIT SHALL DISQUALIFY YOUR BID. NIB -3 A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N.

Summary Description of the Work. The Work required by this Contract includes, but is not limited to, the following: Demolition of existing improvements including recycling of AC and PCC pavement. Grading of the site. Construction of water, storm drain, sewer including lift stations, electrical and communication systems. Installation of area lighting Installation of gate signage. Construction of in and out gate portal buildings. Installation of various AC and PCC pavement systems. Striping of the gate area. Installation of fencing and K-rail. Installation of gate arms and traffic signals. Construction of concrete pedestals and other miscellaneous concrete structures. Installation of truck scales. Installation of Radiation Portal Monitors (RPM) and Customs and Border Protection booths. Construction of parking lot.

NIB -4 Contract Time and Liquidated Damages. The Work shall be completed within three hundred ninety five (395) calendar days as provided in Paragraph SC - 6.1 of the Special Conditions, from a date specified in a written “Notice to Proceed” issued by the City and subject to adjustment as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Conditions. FAILURE OF THE CONTRACTOR TO COMPLETE THE WORK WITHIN THE CONTRACT TIME AND OTHER MILESTONES WILL RESULT IN ASSESSMENT OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES IN THE AMOUNTS ESTABLISHED IN THE SPECIAL CONDITIONS. NIB -5

Contractor’s License. Each Bidder shall hold a current and valid Class “A” California Contractor’s License to bid this Project.

NIB -6 Contractor Performed Work. The Contractor shall perform, with its own employees, Contract Work amounting to at least 30% of the Contract Price, except that any designated “Specialty Items” may be performed by subcontract and the amount of any such “Specialty Items” so performed may be deducted from the Contract Price before computing the amount required to be performed by the Contractor with its own employees. “Specialty Items” will be identified by the City in the Schedule of Bid Items. NIB-7 SBE/VSBE. This project is subject to the Port of Long Beach (POLB) Small Business Enterprises (SBE)/Very Small Business Enterprises (VSBE) Program. The combined SBE/VSBE participation goal for this project is thirty percent (30%), of which a minimum of five percent (5%) must be allocated to VSBEs. POLB expects all Bidders to achieve the combined SBE/VSBE participation goal. Award of the Contract will be conditioned on the Bidder submitting an SBE-2C Commitment Plan demonstrating the Bidder’s intent to meet the combined SBE/VSBE participation goal. If the Bidder’s Commitment Plan does not demonstrate intent to meet the combined goal, the Bidder shall demonstrate that it made an adequate good faith effort to do so, as specified in the Instructions to Bidders (ITB 18). The Port’s SBE Program staff is available to provide information on the program requirements, including SBE certification assistance. Please contact the SBE Office at (562) 283-7598 or sbeprogram@polb.com. You may also view the Port’s SBE program requirements at www.polb.com/sbe. NIB -8 Prevailing Wage Rates and Employment of Apprentices. This Project is a public work as defined in Labor Code Section 1720. The Contractor receiving award of the Contract and Subcontractors of any tier shall pay not less than the prevailing wage rates to all workers employed in execution of the Contract. The Director of Industrial Relations of the State of California has determined the general prevailing rates of wages in the locality in which the Work is to be performed. The rate schedules are available on the internet at http://www.dir.ca.gov/ dlsr/ DPreWageDetermination.htm. Bidders are directed to Article 15 of the General Conditions for requirements concerning payment of prevailing wages, payroll records, hours of work and employment of apprentices. NIB -9 Trade Names and Substitution of Equals. With the exception of any sole source determination that may be identified in this paragraph, Bidders wishing to obtain City’s authorization for substitution of equivalent material, product, or equipment, are required to submit a written request for an Or Equal Substitution using the form included in Appendix A together with data substantiating Bidder’s representation that the non-specified item is of equal quality to the item specified, thirty five (35) calendar days after Bid Opening. Authorization of a substitution is solely within the discretion of the City. NIB -10 Additional Requirements. A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) is required under this Contract. By submitting a bid, the Contractor is representing that it is prepared to sign the Letter of Assent and comply with the PLA requirements as defined in Appendix FF if awarded the Contract.. NIB -11 Bid Security, Signed Contract, Insurance and Bonds. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a satisfactory Bidder’s Bond or other acceptable Bid Security in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid as a guarantee that the Bidder will, if Conditionally Awarded a Contract by the Board, within thirty (30) calendar days after the Contract is conditionally awarded to the Contractor by the City, execute and deliver such Contract to the Chief Harbor Engineer together with all required documents including insurance forms, a Payment Bond for one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price, and a Performance Bond for one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price. All Bonds shall be on forms provided by the City. NIB -12 Conditional Award of Contract and Reservation of Rights. The Board, acting through the Executive Director, reserves the right at any time before the execution of the Contract by the City, to reject any or all Bids, and to waive any informality or irregularity. The Conditional Award of the Contract, if any, will be to the responsible Bidder submitting the lowest responsive and responsible Bid. If the lowest responsive responsible Bidder fails to submit the required documents including insurance forms, bonds and signed Contract within thirty (30) calendar days after Conditional Award of Contract, the Board reserves the right to rescind the Conditional Award and Conditionally Award the Contract to the next lowest responsive and responsible Bidder.

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NIB -13 Period of Bid Irrevocability. Bids shall remain open and valid and Bidder’s Bonds shall be guaranteed for ninety (90) calendar days after the Bid Deadline or until the Executive Director executes a Contract, whichever occurs first. NIB -14 Substitution of Securities. Substitution of Securities for retainage is permitted in accordance with Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code. Issued at Long Beach, California, this 16th day of July, 2012. J. Christopher Lytle Executive Director of the Harbor Department City of Long Beach, California

BANK, N A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22031 MAIN ST #7, CARSON, CA 90745 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $375,815.06 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: 7/6/2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA0900129511-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Rowena Paz, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court,

pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call telephone number 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, CA09001295-11-1. 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. P964438 7/19, 7/26, 08/02/2012 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/12 CNS-2346265# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 10-32173-EM-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/05/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: MA AMOR SIM, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 12/12/2006 as Instrument No. 20062753056 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 08/09/2012 at 11:00 a.m. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $651,175.98 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 129 EAST 233RD ST, CARSON, CA 90745 A.P.N.: 7329-009-005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.5(b} declares that

the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 10-32173-EM-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 07/10/2012 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE A4270445 07/19/2012, 07/26/2012, 08/02/2012 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/12 CNS-2345874# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No CA1100048899 Loan No 7439521485 Insurer No. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05/25/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by the duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. TRUSTOR: SHELDON JAMES AND EDITHA JAMES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH THE RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded 06/21/2005 as Instrument No. 051450768 in Book XX , page

XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California Date of Sale: 08/13/2012 at 11:00 A.M. Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Property Address is purported to be: 24524 ISLAND AVENUE CARSON, CA 90745 APN#: 7406-033045 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $501,155.16, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site address www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case file number CA1100048899. 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: 07/16/2012 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER A-4269720 07/19/2012, 07/26/2012, 08/02/2012 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/12 CNS-2345573# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0001295 Doc ID #0001723222952005N Title Order No. 12-0002338 Investor/Insurer No. 0172322295 APN No. 7341004-017 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/25/2007. 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 THOMAS HOMER, AN UNMARRIED MAN, dated 07/25/2007 and recorded 8/1/2007, as Instrument No. 20071815072, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/13/2012 at 11:00AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Quality Loan Service Corporation TS No. CA-12492953-AL Order No.: 1074453 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/18/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): MOISES G. LOPEZ, A MARRIED MAN, AND RAUL OCEGUERA, A MARRIED MAN Recorded: 7/27/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1664045 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 8/23/2012 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $383,610.90 The purported property address is: 401- 403 W. FIAT ST, CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7341-003-019 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-

280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-12-492953-AL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-12492953-AL IDSPub #0032175 7/26/2012 8/2/2012 8/9/2012 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/12 CNS-2338446# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Quality Loan Service Corporation TS No. CA-12503054-AL Order No.: 1134178 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/24/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): YOLANDA W DIVINITY, AND CALVIN DIVINITY, Recorded: 12/2/2004 as Instrument No. 04 3114551

of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 8/23/2012 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $220,066.33 The purported property address is: 19227 SCOBEY AVE, CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7321023-018 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 800280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-12-503054-AL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Quality Loan Service Corporation TS No. CA-11460524-LL Order No.: 911986 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/10/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): MOHAMMED SHAHADAT AND JAHANARA SHILPI, MARRIED TO EACH OTHER Recorded: 7/11/2008 as Instrument No. 20081233751 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 8/9/2012 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $426,065.24 The purported property address is: 22522 FRIES AVE, CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7333-019-014 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 714573-1965 for information

regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-11-460524-LL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-11460524-LL IDSPub #0032717 7/19/2012 7/26/2012 8/2/2012 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/12 CNS-2343944# OUR WEEKLY

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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. A4270356 07/19/2012, 07/26/2012, 08/02/2012 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/12 CNS-2345397# OUR WEEKLY

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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: 22102 ARCHIBALD 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 $510,656.32. 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. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder’s Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 12-0001295. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST


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