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As she watched President Barack Obama lay out his jobs plan for the nation last Thursday and repeatedly challenge Congress to address the issue immediately, Madelyn Broadus was thinking “finally, somebody is for the people.” “It seems like for the past 12 years, (the government) is always for corporations and big fat cats. I really feel like he said it right for how we can begin again, the hard-working American people,” explained Broadus, one of the 14 million unemployed people that the president was speaking of during his speech. A sheet metal worker who specializes in installing heating and air conditioning in commercial and industrial buildings, Broadus has not worked a job since November 2009. “I went to a five-year apprentice program, and when I was about to come out that’s when the construction industry went flat,” said Broadus, who has existed on unemployment since her last job.

“Before and after the onset of the Great Recession, African Americans were 30 percent more likely than other workers to be employed in the public sector.” —U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education “Work in the Black Community research brief.”

Broadus is not alone as she struggles through long-term unemployment; nor is her situation unique . . . in the Black community. In fact, a look at employment numbers back to when the United States Department of Labor (DOL) first began segmenting out statistics by race (1972), yields the data that shows the Black unemployment rate has consistently been at least double the national average. In 1982 and 1983, for example, Black unemployment ranged from 17 to 21 percent, while the national rate for that same period ranged from 8.6 to 10.8 percent. And these numbers, just as today’s 16.7 percent rate for Blacks probably understated the number of jobless, believes sociologist Michael Hodge, Ph.D. He said the numbers do not count those who have just stopped looking. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics produces a report called U6, which is a broader measure of labor underutilization. For example, in June of last year, the DOL unemployment rate was 15.7 percent in July of 2010 while the U6 rate (which includes the officially unemployed, discouraged workers, the marginally attached who have fallen out of the labor force and those working part-time because they cannot find full-time work) was 23.6 percent. The historically high Black unemployment rates even prompted researchers at UC Berkeley to develop a Black Employment and Unemployment Data Brief that is published each month, shortly after the labor department releases its unemployment figures. The idea behind the brief said Steven C. Pitts, Ph.D., a labor poli-

cy specialist with the Center for Labor Research and Education was to make it easy for people to access all the numbers when it comes to Black unemployment. Pitts said the labor department puts out the basic numbers, but Berkeley’s data briefs drill deeper to look at various segments within the Black community. “The Data Brief has been out 16 months now, and I think what it has done is give people a quick way to get the numbers themselves. It has allowed people to talk with some authority about Black unemployment. It’s also been able to expand the conversation around Black unemployment and economic issues.” Some of that expanded talk has been about the impact on Blacks in public-sector employment, where Pitts said about 20 percent of Black folk work. The long-term nature of African American unemployment is one of the reasons Hodge believes there are some deeply embedded causes for the problem in the Black community. “There are some structural issues that are causes of the high rate of Black unemployment,” said the chair of the Morehouse College Department of Sociology. “I don’t want to discount discrimination, because (it) is still a factor in the high unemployment of African Americans, but there are some structural factors at work as well. One of which is education. We have a lower rate of high school completion and college graduation, and that is particularly true among Black men today.” Hodge said the lower educational attainment is directly tied to a lower rate of employment. Another structural challenge is the shifting of the U.S. economy away from a manufacturing to a service one. He noted that these were the types of well-paid jobs African American males could get without a college degree. But the economy’s service-ward shift, combined with off-shore outsourcing, discrimination, and inadequate education have left Blacks, especially men, in the precarious position of not being able to find decent jobs that enable them to support families. And this definitely has an impact on the entire African American community and contributes in unexplored ways to many of the challenges and ills that are prevalent, believe researchers. “Black America has always had an alternate vision of work and work opportunities . . . and has had an informal, underground economy that’s always been a factor in their lives,” points out Alford Young Jr., a professor of sociology and African American Studies and chair of the sociology department of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This alternative work often leads to constant thoughts about how to supplement your income, noted Young. “This is very much a stressor and provides an interesting spin on the long-standing notion that Black people, particularly lower income folk only live for today . . . and have an inability to think about the long run and are not prepared for delayed gratification,” said Young. In actuality, the sociologist said these individuals are in almost continual survivor mode. Young added that in this situation there is a cognitive dissonance when it comes to understanding mainstream work. “When, for a good portion of your adult life, you exist on the margin, you lose our sense of understanding of the work environment, and what social ties matter most for work,” Young said. Consequently, if they do get a job, in order to preserve their dignity on the job such individuals may take actions that are antithetical to keeping the job. Hodge of Morehouse said the other long-term impacts include an increase in crime, and with more people interacting with the criminal justice system, that means more people accruing a record

which exacerbates the problem of obtaining a job. “You see a decline in the value of the community . . . people are losing their homes. Renters move in, who tend not to take care of homes like homeowners.” But the impact goes even deeper than that, say researchers. “We are still gender-oriented . . . . Males are supposed to be the breadwinners. When they can’t perform . . . stress is created in a household,” said Morehouse’s Hodge. This can lead to high rates of divorce and domestic violence.

Top Five Industries Employing Black Workers: Public Administration, Educational and Health Services, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Manufacturing, and Professional and Business Services. These sectors employed 70 percent of all Black workers before the Great Recession. —U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education “Work in the Black Community research brief.”

According to Professor Barbara Carter, Ph.D., at Spelman College, economically unstable Black men are less likely to enter into formal marriages and create stable families. “The pattern of high male unemployment helps to promote single-female-headed houses with fewer economic resources. (Women earn less than men in part because the ‘gendered’ jobs they occupy typically pay less.) “Many Black women simply don’t assume that Black men will be able to support them (even if that is still their ideal), and families often socialize their girls to expect to be economically independent. Other women choose to raise their children alone rather than have an official/legal marriage with an economically unstable man,” noted Carter, who is in the Anthropology and Sociology Department at Spelman. All three researchers also talk about the impact on the psyche of unemployed Blacks, particularly males. “What you see around you, impacts how you think, and impacts your way of thinking about the world. It creates this cycle that can perpetuate itself; that can be generational and that can be problematic,” said Hodge. “Cornel West, I think, talked about this sense of community hopelessness. And when he talked about that, he talked about how unemployment, no jobs, a low graduation rate and all types of things like this perpetuate this sense of learned hopelessness. And so once that happens, it’s very difficult to pull a community out of that downward cycle.” And because Black America has not escaped the ethos of work concept that permeates the national psyche, Hodge adds, lack of employment impacts one’s emotional state.

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Black unemployment from COVER STORY page 3 “I’m not going to say that people have less respect, but we react how we are reacted to. When larger society does not treat you well, there is an attitude not so much of lack of respect but of ‘I’ll get mine the only way I can get mine.’” Young believes the impact is different at the various economic levels. Many in the lower socioeconomic levels, who live and operate in communities where joblessness is abundant, are often wholly divorced from work and work opportunities. “For those in the stable working class, they are in a precarious category,” Young said. “There is a lack of comfort and security at work. At one point you focused on how to have your children advance beyond your status, but now the Black middle class has abandoned that notion. Instead now they are struggling to figure out how to retire.” According to the Los Angeles UCLA Black Worker Center, the demographic of the working class is probably the most invisible in the African American community, and that creates problems when it comes to looking at issues of work and jobs. For the Black professional class, there is a gender imbalance, which is particularly troubling for women who are interested in connecting in marriage with someone of their same race. Young also noted that for the professional class, there is a sense of isolation, and that for the lower income there is an emerging concern about how to make sense of a work world that is increasingly more technology-based. The University of Michigan professor also noted another future impact that is beginning to manifest itself—the “monitoring” of a growing mass of older African Americans who have never been connected to stable employment and now must be incorporated into the conversation about social security, Medicaid and healthcare. While the state of unemployment in the African American com-

munity is extremely challenging, researchers retain their optimism for the future in part because of the past resiliency and creativity of the African American community. That includes “hustling” (whether legitimately or illicitly) to bring in money. They are also optimistic because of actions that new generations of Blacks are taking. One those sets of actions is what Hodge sees among the young college students he observes. “The Black male students I see have a hustle they are trying to create while they are in school. They set up entrepreneurship opportunities for themselves and their colleagues. They do things to promote themselves.” And they are doing this in large part by harnessing the power of technology, adds Hodge. Their goals, like those of Black entrepreneurs of the past are to give back to the community, partially in the guise of jobs. On the other end of the spectrum—the mass worker side—are organizations like the Los Angeles UCLA Black Workers Center, which Pitts said are doing much like the legendary A. Phillip Randolph: helping to empower Black workers as a group. “A. Philip Randolph and the movement of sleeping car porters not only built power—meaning developing leaders such as Ed Nixon who could stand up to employers and make the demands of workers and who knew their individual fate were linked to the collective— but Randolph also was a strategist and used research and analysis to understand the political landscape and the dynamics of the power that he was up against. He made sure that the porters understood the railroad industry and how it worked; that they understood the boss, his values and motivation; he explored what political tools he had to fight with and those that were needed; he knew the political landscape of the Black community and the labor movement and where they were willing to go. All of that led to their success,” said Lola Smallwood-Cuevas of the UCLA Black Worker Center. “Today Black workers are on their own and in the dark, like so many American workers, and they are struggling in a complex

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As an assistant principal with 29 years of experience in South L.A. schools, John Alvarez knows the drill. Amongst some teachers and administrators in the LAUSD there is a clear ethnic pecking order based on “good minority versus bad minority demonization.” He says, “In the world of schools, Latinos are (regarded as) the quiet ones, they don’t speak the language so you can bamboozle them with worksheets. Black students demand more from their teachers. I’ve heard over and over again, ‘give me all Latino students’ from the weaker teachers. They seem to harbor that racist mentality.” The racist mentality that Alvarez [not his real name] refers to goes directly to the issue of racial disproportionality in suspensions. In a district that is facing one of its worst fiscal and moral crises in decades, suspension disproportionality underscores the relationship between school cultures that program Black students to fail and the apartheid crimi-

nalization of Black youth. Nonetheless, discussing the micro-politics of race in the classroom is a third-rail taboo to school bureaucrats long accustomed to lumping Black and Brown students together in one dysfunctional pot. The neo-liberal charter school juggernaut, the high stakes testing regime, declining Black enrollment, bulging juvenile detention centers and a negligible Black presence on the Los Angeles school board have essentially marginalized a Black agenda in the LAUSD. This deficit is set against the backdrop of national data that is crystal clear: Black kids spend more time in the dean’s office, more time being opportunity-transferred to other campuses and more time in and out of juvenile detention facilities, regardless of whether they come from “Leave it to Beaver” homes, foster care or homeless shelters. Reflecting on her tenure at South L.A. and South Bay schools, Linda Watts, a retired LAUSD administrator, remarked that Black students were routinely sent to the office for “defiance.” On balance, “African Americans go to the dean’s office for less serious offenses than do Latinos and Whites. Whites and Latinos will get counseled and sent back to the classroom. It seems to me that it’s a step to get them out of the classrooms.”

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The push-out that Watts sees in the district at large is exemplified by schools like Fairfax High. With its polyglot racial makeup, Fairfax High has historically had a reputation as one of the more culturally eclectic “artsy” schools. It has a predominantly Latino population and a multiracial mix of Black, White and Asian Pacific Islander students. Yet African Americans at Fairfax were suspended nearly 2 1/2 times their number in the general school population. According to one former Fairfax teacher, “If you were to happen onto the sporty side of campus during the after-lunch class periods, you would think Fairfax was a 95-percent African American school, given all the students ‘hanging out’ over there.... Not the athletes, as I assume that they were off exercising somewhere, but their ‘friends’ who just don’t go to fifth- and/or sixth-period classes.... It was quite the shocking thing for me to observe.... They are hiding in plain sight.” What is it about the culture of a school with an 18-percent African American population that makes it acceptable for Black students to “hide in plain sight”? Drawing from her observations about other campuses, Watts emphasized the negative expectations that constantly shape perceptions of Black students in the district.. She notes: “I’ve had meetings with teachers in some of the most heinous circumstances, and they would go off about ‘these Black kids,’ and ‘what are you going to do with these Black kids because I can’t teach in my classroom with these Black kids going out of control.’ Kids would tell me that nothing was expected of them. They weren’t even expected to show up.” Low expectations for Black students is a familiar theme. Esteemed progressive education activists and scholars like Lisa Delpit, Pedro Noguera and Gloria

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Ladson-Billings have written extensively about how the culture of low expectations ensnares Black students. What is perhaps most egregious about LAUSD is how even high-performing Black students who consistently defy low expectations are treated. Weighing in on the suspension crisis, LAUSD Senior Deputy Superintendent Michelle King spoke of a renewed urgency on the part of district head John Deasy to address the issue. The district’s School Wide Positive Behavior Support System (SWPBS) is the linchpin of this strategy. Central to SWPBS is a data tracking system for referrals, which allegedly forces school administrators to be “accountable” for the kind of disparate treatment that fuels skyrocketing Black suspensions. Instead of the traditional format of written referrals, teachers now submit referrals electronically, using dropdown menus to choose the “offense” of students they are sending out of the classroom. The referral is then sent to the dean’s office as an email. King says that this represents the district’s effort to “embed a culture of data analysis” into schools. However, collecting data is one thing; evaluating and developing culturally responsive strategies to redress the disparities presented in the data is another. According to Maisie Chin, executive director of CADRE, a community-based organization comprised of parents, students and legal advocates, “If everyone were to do SWPBS to the letter of LAUSD policy, it would be undergirded by key best practices: behavior intervention, parent engagement and database decision-making. Parent engagement would involve school-based

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Black students from FEATURE STORY page 5 teams with multiple stakeholders, data evaluation and campus support.” Spotty implementation and the belief of some faculty that data collection could lead to targeted intervention (and ultimately removal) have hindered the system’s roll-out. William Vanderberg, a history teacher at Foshay and formerly of Crenshaw High School, noted that some teachers “feared that it would identify those who had classroom-management problems and be used punitively.” He believes that the data tracking system merely exacerbates the fact that “teachers aren’t equipped to deal with discipline as professionals.” In theory, SWPBS provides counseling and intervention for teachers who generate a disproportionate number of suspensions. In reality, few of the veteran teachers and administrators interviewed were aware of any of their colleagues receiving training or intervention. Alvarez noted that professional development training for “repeat offenders” was minimal. And it is not clear that there are any real consequences for principals who don’t meet SWPBS benchmarks. Chin stressed that the SWPBS template is “not culturally competent in and of itself.” School administrators may slot culturally responsive trainings for an obligatory two hours for the entire year then move on to more “pressing” district mandates. If there is no leadership around integrating cultural responsiveness into the school and

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classroom culture, then teachers can easily blow off these sessions, using the time to catch up on grading papers, lesson plans or reading the newspaper. Many secondary-school educators say that this kind of training has generally gone the way of the dodo bird. Lamenting the flavor-of-the-month inconsistency of the district, Alvarez points out that, “there used to be a big cottage industry for culturally relevant instruction, and now it’s been reduced to just a whisper.” King acknowledges that there is greater emphasis on cultural responsiveness at the elementary school level as opposed to the middle- and high-school levels. But if teachers are fundamentally ignorant of African American cultural contexts they will be more inclined to exhibit hostility toward Black students who don’t sit in quiet regimented conformity in a traditional classroom where the teacher lectures to students, engages the “brightest” students in Q&A, gives an assignment and fields discipline problems. As King contends, “if you have a more verbal, expressive student and you’re not understanding the (cultural) difference in effect it will disadvantage the student. Defiance could mean anything.” Award-winning teacher and 43-year veteran of Markham Middle School and King-Drew Medical Magnet, my mother Yvonne Divans Hutchinson concurs, stressing that “there is a tendency to visit the deficiencies of the adult onto the student. If the teacher expects students to learn…and communicates caring and passion for the whole process and involves the students in their learning interactively, then that’s going to be a fairly orderly classroom. This kind of teacher has a sense of her students as a people instead of harboring notions like ‘oh, this disorderly Black student’ needs to be taken out of

FEATURE STORY the classroom.’” King Drew Medical Magnet coordinator Tabitha Thigpen argues that “when you ask people to unmask things like race it makes them uncomfortable because it’s looking at the politics of the district and what drives what we do.” But the prejudices of White and other non-Black teachers are not the only factor driving disproportionate Black suspensions. South L.A. schools with significant or majority Black faculty and administrators are just as culpable. One Black parent I spoke to at Westchester High believes that there is a deep class schism between Black faculty and administrators and Black students. This may lead them to crack the whip with “defiant” Black youth. It’s a pattern that was of deep concern to former school board member and activist Genethia Hudley Hayes. In the early 2000s, Hayes mobilized the South L.A. community around the African American Learners Initiative, a comprehensive policy to redress disparities in Black students’ education through culturally responsive instruction, teacher training, curriculum development and parent engagement. Disproportionality at predominantly Black schools like Audubon Middle School, Washington Prep and, to a lesser extent Crenshaw High, illustrates that White supremacy, to paraphrase feminist writer bell hooks, doesn’t need White people to perpetuate and validate it. Chavonne Taylor, a former Washington Prep student, maintains that, “When you are Black, people often assume you are angry and violent. I remember having to play down my anger a lot no matter how legitimate my feelings were because I knew that me being angry would get me in more trouble than the non-Black kids.”

News | Across Black America | OpEd During the 2009-2010 school year, Foshay, Drew and Gompers had the greatest number of disproportionate Black suspensions among all middle schools in the district. Foshay’s Vanderberg pointed out that the school has weathered a turbulent two years. He attributes disproportionality to the myriad challenges the school has faced vis-à-vis a local charter’s siphoning of high-performing students, the increasing demands of special needs and special education students, exploding class sizes and a glut of mustplace teachers who bounce from campus to campus. Foshay is certainly not unique in this regard. Nonetheless, the data suggests that even when controlling for socioeconomic differences, disproportionality still persists. With Black unemployment skyrocketing to record levels, South L.A. is reeling from the economic devastation of foreclosure, draconian cuts in K-12 and higher education and gutted social welfare services. Thus King-Drew’s Thigpen sees a broader context to the district’s criminalization of Black students. Along with Westchester, Washington Prep, Crenshaw and Dorsey High Schools, King-Drew is one of the few remaining majority Black high schools. “We need to talk about slavery, we need to talk about race...” Thigpen says. “You look at what’s going on in the country and there are sparks of unrest. When I drive around the community I see packs of boys roaming around doing nothing. There is no structure and no opportunity for them. We cannot sit in our ivory towers and think that it’s not going to impact us.” Sikivu Hutchinson, Ph.D. is a senior specialist with the L.A. County Human Relations Commission and the author of “Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and the Values Wars.”


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with misdemeanors or rate—currently the infractions on their highest in the nation— record,” Bradford said. by providing low-level “Putting people back offenders with a to work is the best meaningful opportuniway to fix our econoty to obtain employmy and ease the strain ment, was signed by on our justice system.” Gov. Jerry Brown on Steven Bradford Mike Davis Curren Price Current California Sept. 7. The bill, AB law allows courts discretion in dismissing a person’s 1384, was authored by Assembly member Steven conviction if that person was sentenced to probation. Bradford (D-Gardena). That benefit, under AB 1384, is extended to those not AB 1384 amends the California Penal Code and sentenced to probation, and to people convicted of an allows the courts more discretion in expunging misinfraction. demeanors and other infractions from the criminal * records of offenders who have otherwise demonstratThe Legislature approved AB 420, authored by ed good behavior and rehabilitation. Assemblyman Mike Davis by an Assembly vote of “I am pleased that the governor agrees on the 41-32. which concurred with Senate amendments. need to eliminate barriers to employment for people

The bill requires the Department of Corrections to submit the last known address of inmates to the Citizen’s Commission on Redistricting every ten years, coinciding with each Census. It also requests that the Commission on Redistricting deem each inmate as residing at the last known residence, rather than in a correctional facility, for purposes of establishing a population count when drawing district lines. “This bill will ensure that the 160,000 inmates are counted appropriately and California law will be followed while counting prisoners for redistricting purposes,” said Assemblyman Davis. “Under the current practice, large numbers of incarcerated Californians are counted in districts where they are serving their sentences. This unfairly dilutes the representation of minority communities when they are not counted in their legal residence as it is defined in California Elections Code Section 2025.”

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Between the Lines „ Great pivot, Tavis! Welcome to the education of young Black males BY ANTHONY ASADULLAH SAMAD OW CONTRIBUTOR

My friend, Tavis Smiley, has a new documentary out on the plight of the Black male in America. It’s a subject that has been part of the intellectual and academic discourse for the past decade. For the last five years, it has been the No. 1 issue in public education. For the past four years, it has been a subject of intense debate in Los Angeles, which has the worst large school district in the nation, right here in Tavis’ own backyard. We certainly would welcome a voice like Smiley’s to this discussion. Hopefully, it’s not just his “documentary of the quarter” subject, as a convenient pivot away from the sorer subject of his perpetual Obamabashing. Even if it is, it’s a great pivot. Certainly, no one can accuse Tavis of “public-education-hatin’.” We’re all on that tip. Nor can he be accused of making issue where there is none. The failure of Black boys and the intentional funneling of Black boys into the criminal justice system are legitimate issues that are only getting worse. In fact, it has been an issue I’ve been intimately involved in for … hmmm, about 10 years. I’ve written more than a dozen commentaries on it. I’ve hosted four Urban Issues Forums on it over the past five years. I’ve visited three cities where single-gender schools for Black males are succeeding and raised more than $200,000 for a local male mentoring program that should be an all-male academy, within walking distance of Tavis’ office. I’ve also come the closest to opening a Black male academy. We (100 Black Men) thought we had one this year, until Dick Riordan fired Caprice Young over at ICEF. So, this is an issue that we could probably work together on. Here’s why: Black male academies are a roughly 10-year-old phenomenon that has succeeded in nearly every urban city that has given it a chance—New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas and Memphis. Where Black academies have been given a chance, Black males have succeeded in both their high school graduation rates and their college admission attrition. We know the model works and can be replicated. The data supports it, due to landmark studies on Black male education success for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. We presented Dr. Ivory Toldson and his studies three years ago and many in attendance were LAUSD employees and administrators. He’s hot now and is considered one of the foremost scholars on Black male education. The point here is that for five years, we have been trying to introduce this concept into Los Angeles. To no avail. Maybe you can get Los Angeles to do something about its Black school-age males, Tavis. I know “accountability” is your thing, so let me help you understand who’s accountable for Los Angeles not having a single-gender school for Black males. Before I do, let me help educate you for a minute

on the Race to the Top initiative that the Obama administration started (that you took a dig at, but you ain’t anti-Obama). Race to the Top replaced No Child Left Behind as the national education initiative. No Child Left Behind put accountability—your favorite word—on schools to raise national test scores. Instead of teaching our children, they taught to the test. Students who couldn’t pass the test just dropped out of school. So they were in fact left behind. Do you know who was the most left behind? You got it, Black males. What President Obama was not intending to do is continue to reward failing education and failing public schools, but putting more money in alternative (and proven) education models that will produce results for our children. Single-gender schools, or Black male academies, was one such model. Obama, by the way, put more money in alternative education than any other president. I know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s true. When California applied for the Race to the Top money, do you know who was the first in line? Big, dysfunctional-ass LAUSD looking to use Race to the Top money to supplement school budgets. The Public School Choice Initiative that the people voted for has been a joke. The Latino community has gotten five (or six) charter schools to model success in their communities (largely the east side). How much money do you think the Black community has gotten? Take a wild guess. That’s right—zero. Now back to the accountability conversation, you should roll your cameras up to LAUSD School Board President Monica Garcia’s office and put her on blast like you put Obama on blast. You’d have legitimate reason. Former LAUSD Superintendent, David Brewer, left a whole plan for Black males that has not been implemented. After his buyout, I met with Garcia, along with Urban League President, Blair Taylor and National NAACP board member, Willis Edwards, to ask that the Brewer plan be implemented. Her response to us was, “What’s the Brewer plan?” Once we informed her, she promised to get back to in two weeks. That’s been more than two years ago. The sentiment is high for Black male schools now. School board member Marguerite LaMotte is now for it. I heard even deputy superintendent George McKenna might be for it now. These are the folk who need to be held accountable to make it happen. Even the shadow governor of the Los Angeles School Board, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, participated in a recent panel discussion on Black males, to which Toldson also presented data. The time is right to get a Black male academy in Los Angeles. Even though the Public School Choice Initiative is still feeding failing schools in South Los Angeles to the “big box” profiteers (Green Dot, Edison Learning), a huge spotlight on this disingenuous process is just what L.A. needs. So, I welcome Tavis Smiley to the state-of-theBlack-male conversation. I believe the best way to effectuate this issue is to start in your own backyard. While we don’t have your back on Obama, we’d definitely have your back on this. That is, if you are indeed sincere about the issue, not just promoting the documentary on PBS. Young Black males do need your voice … and your advocacy for “accountable government.” Let’s see how we can move forward. Hopefully it’s more than just a pivot move. Anthony Asadullah Samad, Ph.D., is a national columnist, managing director of the Urban Issues Forum and author of the upcoming book, “Real Eyez: Race, Reality and Politics in 21st Century Popular Culture.” He can be reached at www.AnthonySamad.com or on Twitter at @dranthonysamad. 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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Practical Politics „ President Barack Obama and the federal court BY DAVID L. HORNE OW CONTRIBUTOR

In yet another slap of facts to the face of those quick to whine and complain, but too laid-back to do much research, the latest reports from the Federal Courts Register have articulated a rarely known but easily found bit of information: President Barack Obama, in two years, has nominated and gotten approved a higher percentage of nonWhite federal judges than any previous president of the United States. That percentage would have been even higher had not partisan politics from Republican senators severely slowed the process of ratification of President Obama’s nominees. As of September 2011, at least 96 Obama nominees to the federal court (federal district, circuit and Supreme) have been confirmed, including two women to the Supreme Court, 20 circuit court judges, and 74 district court judges. President Obama also elevated a current female justice to be chief judge of federal claims court, doubled the number of Asian Americans on the federal bench, nominated the first Native American to a federal judgeship, and appointed the first African American female member of the federal circuit court in Ohio (who had also been the first African American female federal bankruptcy judge). There are 55 nominees already submitted to the Senate awaiting ratification votes, and at least 94 more federal court vacancies. In all, there are more than 810 federal court justices appointed by sitting presidents, based on the confirmation of the U.S. Senate. One senator can block a judicial nomination from getting a full Senate vote to confirm or deny the appointment, and Republican senators have utilized that authority vigorously with this president. Yet, a truly outstanding record has still been achieved thus far, and it should only multiply in the future. Of those nominated and confirmed, according to the White House, 21 percent are African American, 11 percent are Hispanic, 7 percent are Asian American, and 47 percent are women. Just by comparison (although this is from higher numbers based on eight years in office), the younger George Bush did 18 percent minority appointments of federal judges and 22 percent women (out of 322 appointments), and Mr. Clinton did 25 percent minority and 29 percent women (out of 372 appointments). Experts on the federal court have said that 3 out of 4 of Obama’s judicial appointments have been either women or ethnic minorities, and he is the first president in history not to have appointed a majority of White males to the federal bench. Thus far, more than 70 percent of Obama’s federal appointments to the bench have not been White men. In other words, Obama seems committed to diversifying the federal courts. He has already nominated more ethnic minorities and women to the federal bench than the number there when he took office. But what does this matter to the Black poor, hungry and both underemployed and unemployed? The latest government statistics on overall American poverty and the crisis in Black poverty rates is very sobering. If we listen to the shrill squeals and chirps

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of Black ‘nabobs of negativity,’ the president and his administration are doing little, if anything, to relieve the suffering of the Black poor. But they are dead wrong. Besides a chronic shortage of currency, which people adjust to on the streets, and consistent healthcare discrepancies, the primary creator and perpetuator of Black poverty and the principle albatross around the necks of the Black middle class is called the criminal just-us system. With more than 1 million Black folk incarcerated, on parole or probation, with thousands more facing serious time behind bars daily, it is the lack of enough compassionate justices and legal interpreters of case law and punishment that is a stark problem for the Black poor. Already, the Obama administration has advocated and signed legislation that severely reduced that 1001 ratio on first offense sentencing for crack versus powder cocaine, a Rockefeller Law mainstay thought to be a major reason so many young Black males have so quickly gone to federal prison. The other part of that equation is to change the makeup of those who hear the cases and sentence those convicted.

“President Barack Obama, in two years, has nominated and gotten approved a higher percentage of nonWhite federal judges than any previous president of the United States.” The president does not have the authority to change the legal profession, nor to completely overhaul a system that has, in more ways than one, maintained slavery by another name in America. But what he does have authority over he is utilizing to do some major good. Those who say they are speaking for the Black poor, here’s a bit of advice: Give them some real, accurate information on who is doing what to help them help themselves. For example, you could give seminars or workshops around the theme that for more than 140 years in the American nation—a time period for numerous legal lynchings and Black death penalties—this country had no women or African American members of the federal bench. No Black federal judges, imagine. Even though the color of one’s skin nor one’s ethnic experiences are guarantees of fairer treatment or more compassionate justice (is Clarence Thomas enough of an example?), it is certainly a safer bet than all-White judges and juries in far too many situations. The court as a hostile environment for Black folk—poor, mainstream or well-heeled—is a much documented fact of the “Black Experience” in America. So, please, stop masquerading as bell ringers in the night for the poor; you clearly are not. Instead, if you want to do some good for them, then use the light of day to provide some hope and proper evidence of progress for them. Basically, just stop lying, and that’ll help a lot, too. 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 step-parent 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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Brian Cummings: becoming L.A. fire chief was his destiny BY STANLEY O. WILLIFORD OW EDITOR

It seems unthinkable now, but Brian Cummings, the new Los Angeles Fire Chief, once had another career in mind. “My father always encouraged us to pursue an education,” said Cummings. “He never encouraged me to be a firefighter. I wanted to be an electronic engineer. That was my goal.” To that end, Cummings entered UCLA after graduating from Loyola High School, but after a while his destiny called and got the better of him. “As I got there, I started thinking about sitting at a desk and working in an office. It lost its appeal for me. I decided to become a firefighter.” It was only right. His father, Louis Cummings Jr., had been a Los Angeles firefighter for 30 years, and had once served as president of the Stentorians, an organization of African American firemen who had joined together to fight racism. Beside that, Brian had known Arnett Hartsfield— the legendary “rookie” who had joined the Fire Department in 1940—since he was a boy. “All the African American firefighters back then knew each other,” he said. Like his father, Cummings is a native son, born

in Kaiser Sunset (hospital). He is the middle of seven kids—three brothers and three sisters. One brother, Lorenzo, is a fire captain in Harbor Gateway. He joined the department in 1989. Asked what particular event as a fireman would characterize him, the chief struggled for a moment. “As firefighter, we have so many incidents that take place that are part of the job but have a big impact on people.” But he remembered a fire in the city where both he and fireman (now battalion chief) Glenn Miyagishima were crawling on the floor through a burning structure and heard a sound in a room. “We didn’t know whether it was a dog or a person,” said Cummings. “It turned out to be a person. It’s just part of doing the job. The most a heroic thing a firefighter does is to sign up to be a firefighter.” As a firefighter, Cumming said, “My whole purpose for being there is to provide service—protect lives and property and to be of service to people in need.” He spoke of the vastness of assignments and the territory Los Angeles firefighters have to cover, not all of it simply involving fires. “We are the premier public safety organization in the world,” he said. “We cover 464 square miles

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of city, 170 miles of wild lands, a major mass transit system, railroad lines, a major port complex, the Los Angeles International Airport, a flood-control system that runs through the city. “There are so many hazardous products transported through the city,” he said. “There are earthquakes and traffic accidents. We have five fire boats that protect the harbor and an air force of six heli-

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copters. There are so many things that we do. Being in charge of this department is just an amazing honor.” One of the most dangerous situation, he said, are oil refinery fires, because of potential for explosion. Cummings was made interim chief on July 10 after Millage Peaks, who is also African American, retired after 22 months, saying the $54 million he had to trim from the budget during his tenure made for “one of the toughest years of my life.” Cummings had served as Peak’s chief of staff. A substantial part of the thanks for the fire chief ’s new job goes to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who appointed Cummings to the position over the recommendation of others. Asked why, Villaraigosa said: “I thought he demonstrated a coolness under fire during one of the toughest times in our department’s recent history. I thought he has a strength about him that is very very important for a job like this. He understands where we need to go in the future—the focus on technology and education.” Cummings joined the department in February 1980 and has compiled 31 years of service. He has moved around quite a bit in a series of two-year jaunts in other areas. In 2003, he took command of Battalion 13. In 2005, he assumed command of the department’s Recruit Training section. In 2007, he took command of Battalion 6 and Battalion 1 in 2009 before leaving to serve as chief of staff to Peaks. Today, it seems, the chief is happily resigned to his destiny. “It’s amazing,” he said.

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Two Broadway Federal branches set to close

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„ Closures set for Nov. 7

„ There is too much doubt for death

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Broadway Federal Bank will soon close its Wilshire Boulevard and Leimert Park branches as part of “a broad recapitalization plan,” according to a statement released by its parent company, Broadway Financial Corp. “The recapitalization will strengthen the bank’s capital base and lower fixed cost, which in turn will position the company for future growth and improved profitability,” said Paul C. Hudson, chairman and CEO. The two branches, which are the least busy of its five retail offices, are set to end operation on Nov. 7.

Offices in Inglewood, Midtown and Exposition Park will remain open, as will its headquarters on Wilshire. Like most banks, all Broadway Federal’s deposits are insured by the FDIC up to at least $250,000. The oldest Black-owned thrift institution west of the Mississippi and “the leading community-oriented savings bank in Southern California,” Broadway Federal was founded in 1946. According to published reports, the bank must raise $5 million in new capital to replenish its depleted resources after logging heavy losses of $6.5 million in 2009. However, Hudson said he is attempting to double that required amount. The company turned a profit in 2010, but losses resurged somewhat this year. Most of its losses are attributed to church and commercial loans.

Police surmise the Grim Sleeper might not have slept „ Maybe there was an unbroken span of killings BY GREGG REESE OW CONTRIBUTOR

As the prosecution and defense teams maneuver over legal issues, investigators continue to shift through the 1,000-plus pieces of evidence, including hundreds of photos, primarily of African American females that were found on the 81st Street property of suspected “Grim Sleeper” mass murderer Lonnie David Franklin. The killer got his nickname in reference to the apparent 14-year hiatus that separated the first string of murders (1985 through 1988) from the second (2002 to 2007). Initial homicide inquiries were hampered by a rash of deaths within the same geographical area of South Los Angeles, committed by several different individuals. During one period in the investigation, the slayings had been dubbed the “Strawberry Murders,” in reference to the slang term for women who provide sexual favors for drugs. The on-going scrutiny of these confiscated materials has prompted the police to speculate that, contrary to popular belief, the culprit may have continued his grisly pursuits throughout the entire 22-year span in which the killings occurred. This past Aug. 1, Los Angeles prosecutors announced that they would seek the death penalty for Franklin. The next pretrial hearing will be on Nov. 7. More recently, the district attorney had been seeking to record Franklin’s voice and compare it to a Jan. 10, 1987, 911 emergency call informing police that the body of Barbara Ware, 23, had been dumped in the 1300-block of east 56th Street.

On Sept. 8, Franklin consented to have a recording made in the presence of his attorney, Louisa Pensanti. Results from this comparison have yet to be revealed. Pensanti also complained about the cavalier manner in which the police shared new information pertinent to the case with the defense. She declared that her defense team has received updates only when they were released to the general public. Pensanti insists that most of the photos obtained during the search of her client’s property were innocuous images in the category of family snapshots, instead of what was initially described as provocative pictures of females in various states of undress. The attorney also expressed dissatisfaction with what she called the recent “dumping” of 240 additional cases into the process, in a manner consistent with police protocol in which periodic efforts are made to “clear” unsolved crimes. She concluded as a result of the additional information that an actual start of the trial is nowhere in the foreseeable future. Aside from the grisly deaths attributed to this serial killer, the case has received notoriety because of the unprecedented use of familial DNA to link the slayings to Franklin. Franklin had previously been employed as a mechanic and sanitation worker for the city of Los Angeles. During his tenure, he was injured and placed on sick leave, presumably at the same time some of his alleged victims had been murdered and dumped in alleys or garbage bins, police theorize. While he remains in custody awaiting legal proceedings, the city continues to pay his disability payments at an estimated $1,700 monthly.

penalty, NAACP says BY STANLEY O. WILLIFORD OW EDITOR

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In one of its latest statements concerning the Troy Anthony Davis case, the NAACP “strongly condemned” his scheduled execution, saying the organization believes “there is too much doubt surrounding the conviction of Mr. Davis....” Davis’ execution is scheduled for Wednesday. “After reviewing the evidence, I am convinced that Troy Davis is an innocent man,” said NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous. “It is appalling to me that with so much doubt surrounding this case, Mr. Davis is set to be executed in [six] days. Justice will never be served by the state-sanctioned murder of an innocent man.” On the evening of Aug. 19, 1989, Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail was gunned down while he worked as a part-time security guard. In a case that has garnered national attention, seven of the nine witnesses against Davis have since recanted their statements incriminating him, several citing police

New approach to home STD testing „ Kiosks will help residents to know their status BY OW STAFF

Los Angeles County’s award-winning “I Know” STD home-testing program is being dramatically expanded to address the crisis of high rates of infection in young women of color in the 2nd Supervisorial District. STD refers to sexually transmitted diseases. Community leaders will gather on Monday to promote the use of new digital tablets and technologically enhanced kiosks. The kiosks, to be located throughout the district, will allow free testing kits to be accessed immediately and results to be obtained online. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, County Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, Dr. Jan King of the L.A. County area health office for West and South Los Angeles, and Crystal Crawford, CEO of the California Black Women’s Health Project, are among the community advocates that will be involved in the gathering to be held at 10 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Public Health at 11833 S. Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles. For more information about the program, contact Jorge A. Montoya, the director of outreach and communications for the STD Program at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at (213) 7445958.

pressure to fabricate statements. Said the NAACP statement: “To date, there is no physical evidence connecting Davis to the crime.” An article in The Nation Institute, a nonprofit media center, reported the following: “Eyewitness testimony is Troy Anthony Davis notoriously unreliable. Recantation testimony is thought to be even less reliable. But one must consider the possible motivations for the witnesses’ testimonies at trial, and for their later recantations. Many of them would go on to say that their original affidavits were coerced by the police. Daryl Collins, who was 16 at the time, said he was threatened with being charged as an accomplice to murder. Kevin McQueen, who did time with Davis in Chatham County Prison and claimed that Davis had confessed to him, later said that he had been motivated by his anger at Davis over a prisonyard argument. Furthermore, McQueen stated, he received a reduced sentence in exchange for his testimony. The state’s attorneys tried multiple tacks to poke holes in McQueen’s recantation at the hearing, but McQueen stood firm. ‘No matter how many times you come at me, the man did not tell me anything about shooting anyone. Period.’ “Attorneys for Davis asked McQueen whether he expected to gain anything from his recantation now. ‘Peace of mind, I guess.’ McQueen answered. “Thirty-eight-year-old April Hutchinson is a new witness who testified at the June evidentiary hearing that Coles [Davis’ main accuser, who some believe is the actual murderer] had used her as a decoy after the murder. ‘Redd [Coles] asked me to walk with him so it seemed like he didn’t do anything,’ she said. ‘I started walking with him because I was scared because of the reputation he had.… He gave me a look that said, “You better not say anything.”’” “Benjamin Gordon, meanwhile, who claims he saw Coles pull the trigger, had good reason to keep quiet: his uncle is married to Coles’s sister. Yet ‘I’ve been carrying this burden for a long time,’ Gordon testified. ‘I came today so that the truth will be known.’” “This is our justice system at its very worst, and we are alive to witness it,” wrote Jealous in an earlier statement. “There is just too much doubt.” The NAACP is advocating those concerned to take the following three steps to help Davis: 1. Send a message of support to Davis as he fights for justice on what may be the final days of his life: http://action.naacp.org/LettersOfSupport 2. Sign the name wall, if you haven’t already. And if you have, send it to your friends and family. Each name means a more united front for justice: http://action.naacp.org/Name-Wall 3. Make sure everyone knows about this injustice. In downtown Atlanta, the NAACP and other groups are holding a march that will begin at Woodruff Park at 6 p.m. Also, and Interfaith prayer service is set for Ebenezer Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Locally, civil rights groups are planning a prayer vigil in Leimert Park at 3415 W. 43rd Place in Los Angeles on Wednesday at 5 p.m.


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„ Seven candidates confirmed, more pending BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

If everyone who filed their nominating petition by Monday’s cutoff date for the 15th Council District special election on Nov. 8 qualifies, 14 people could find themselves jockeying to stand out from the crowd. That potentially crowded field includes two former L.A. City Council members (Robert Farrell and Rudy Svorinich Jr.), one sitting Assemblyman (Warren Furutani), two women (Rebecca Chambliss and M. Candice Graham), one young emerging African American politician (Justin I. Brimmer) and a handful of other individuals with various claims and connections to the district. The 15th District stretches north to Watts and south to San Pedro and includes the communities of Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Wilmington. It is an overwhelmingly Democratic area, with a little more than 57,000 of the more than 102,900 registered voters claiming that as their party. A little more than 18,600 are Republicans and a nearly equal number are declined-to-state voters. According to Political Data Inc., African Americans represent about 17.5 percent of registered voters; Spanish surname (Latino) make up 37.3 percent while Asians represent about 4.9 percent of voters. When it comes to issues of concern, there is a marked dichotomy between the northern and southern portions of the district, believes Harold Hambrick, a longtime business owner in the community. “The major issues start first with jobs and employment,” said Hambrick, adding that is especially the case for young people in the northern portion of the 15th District. “. . . in the last few days, I found out that Watts has more young folk (ages 16 to 25) than any other part of the city.” That demographic fact may play into another observation that Hambrick made: “there is a gap in understanding and knowledge of the political process in the northern portion of the district. “In years past, we were little more politically astute. We were on top of the issues, and politicians were a little more aggressive when it came to contact with the voting population,” Hambrick said. Another issue that has already come up, although final nominating papers were due Monday, is the topic of “carpetbagging.” Some in the southern portion of the district, as evidenced by letters to the editor printed in other publications, seem acutely attuned to the idea that a candidate needs to have deep roots in the community rather that moving in as a Johnny-come-lately. That bias could have an impact on the campaigns of some of the veteran politicians. Meanwhile, the next step in the process is establishing the certified list of candidates no later than Sept. 22 by the L.A. City Clerk, and then it’s off to the races. If no candidate receives 50 percent plus one vote on Nov. 8, the top two candidates will face off on Jan. 17.

COMMUNITY MEETING. The Community Development Commission (CDC) of L.A. County invites residents to a community meeting to offer their input on the distribution of approximately $39 million in community development housing funds targeted at low- and moderate-income areas and individuals, from 6-7:30pm at East Rancho Dominguez Park community recreation room, 15116 Atlantic Ave., Compton. Those who are unable to attend the meeting can submit written comments through Oct. 27 to Raymond Webster via email at Raymond.Webster@lacdc.org. For information, contact Gloria V. Ramirez at (323) 890-7188.

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Library 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., L.A. at 2pm by author, Kevon Gulley, who has written a novel about street life and gang culture in L.A. For information, call (310) 538-3350. For ADA accommodations such as sign language interpreter or materials in an alternate format, call (562) 940-8462 at least six days prior to event. SCHOOL READINESS AND HEALTH FAIR. State Sen. Roderick Wright hosts the 25th annual School Readiness and Health Fair at Jesse Owens Park, 9651 S. Western Ave, L.A., from 10am3pm. The event will offer free school supplies, and health screenings to students ages 5 to 14. EDUCATION AND RESOURCES EXPO. Pasadena Education and Resources Expo will take place at the Family Life Center at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, from 10am3pm. The expo is free and open to the public and offers workshops as well as gives parents and students an opportunity to access the latest in educational resources. For information, call (626) 600-2052.

DOCUMENTARY. To raise awareness of Human Trafficking, the L.A. Police Department (LAPD) hosts a free screening of a documentary film on human trafficking at LAPD Deaton Hall Auditorium, 100 W. 1st St., L.A., at 7pm. For information and reservations, call (213) 486-0910.

“JUST LIKE COMPTON.” The Black Resource Center will sponsor a free book presentation and discussion at AC Bilbrew,

BUSINESS CONTRACTING WORKSHOP. Small business owners can attend a free, day-long event, “Grow Your Business Through Government Contracting,” at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, 404 S. Figueroa St., L.A. Hosted by American Express OPEN, from 8am-3pm, the event will feature active contractors with direct access to government buyers and contract opportunities via Victory in Procurement (VIP) Contract Connections, buyer/seller meetings. To register, visit www.vipgovtcontracting.com.

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REACH OUT DAY. Marinello Schools of Beauty presents “Reach Out Day” open house at the Paramount Campus, 8527 Alondra Blvd., #129 Paramount., from 10am-4pm. The event will provide demonstrations, refreshments, prizes, giveaways. For information, call (310) 433-1895.

Crystal Web, an African American who has carved out a niche of energetic Japanese-flavored Hip Hop, will perform her hybrid music during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival planned for Little Tokyo downtown at Temple and Alameda streets. She appears on stage at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 25. The festival, with its theme “Blossoms in the Fall,” will be held Sept. 24 from 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sept. 25 from 10:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $1/children under 3 free.

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AV INTERNATIONAL WORSHIP SYMPOSIUM. Selah presents a free International Worship Symposium, “See His Glory” 2011 (Grand Pageantry) from 9am-1pm at the Living Stone Cathedral of Worship, 37721 100th St. E., Littlerock. For information, contact Minister Linda Bowling, (661) 274-8884.

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EMPLOYER WORKSHOP. Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) hosts a free workshop, “Marketing to Public Agencies” from 9-11:30am at its business development center, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B, L.A. For information, contact Maria Bernal (213) 989-3162.

SENIOR HEALTH FAIR. St. Paul Lutheran Church Health and Wellness hosts its second annual senior health fair from 9am4pm, at 9th Avenue and Adams Boulevard. The fair is for seniors 50 and older. They will receive health evaluations, prizes, health education, live entertainment, and resources. Lunch will be provided. For information, contact Kim Jackson-Matthews (310) 625-2307.

BUSINESS WORKSHOP. Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) host a free workshop, from 5:30-8pm, “Demystifying Financial Statements” at the PACE Business Development Center, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B, L.A. For information, contact Maria Bernal (213) 989-3162.

BUSINESS WORKSHOP. Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) host a free workshop from 6-8pm “How to Succeed in Business” at its business development center, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B, L.A. For information, contact Maria Bernal (213) 989-3162.

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YOUTH CAREER DAY. The African American Firefighter’s Museum presents it’s annual Youth Career Day focusing on those who have an interest in becoming bankers, retailers, receptionists and various other career opportunities at 1401 Central Ave., L.A. This day-long event begins with exhibits and a continental breakfast for youth. Registration starts at 10am with workshops, tours and consultations to follow. For information or sponsorship call, (213) 744-1730.

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“TELL ME A STORY.” Storyteller Barbara H. Clark, who delights audiences all over California with her moving and humorous one-woman shows, will again serve as “Artist In Residence” at Vineyard Recreation Center, 2942 Vineyard Ave. L.A., and conduct a weekly storytelling workshop for senior citizens. The workshops will be held Thursdays 10-11am. Open to all seniors, attendance is limited to 20 and registration is required. For information, contact Barbara H. Clark, (323) 292-2666.

AV INTERNATIONAL WORSHIP SYMPOSIUM. Selah presents a free International Worship Symposium, “See His Glory” 2011 from 7-9pm at the Living Stone Cathedral of Worship, 37721 100th St. E., Littlerock. For information, contact Minister Linda Bowling, (661) 274-8884.

BREAKFAST FORUM. Urban Issues Breakfast Forum Inc. presents Newsmaker: Chief Daryl Osby, Los Angeles County Fire Department to speak on the topic, “On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks, are we prepared for disaster?” at the Regency West, 3339 W. 43rd St., L.A., from 7:30-9:30am. For information and to make reservations, call (323) 789-6224.

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METRO BOARD MEETING. The Metro Board of Directors will have a meeting to advance the Crenshaw/LAX transit corridor project into the construction phase at the Metro headquarters, Metro board room, 3rd floor One Gateway Plaza L.A., at 9am. For information and accommodations, alternative formats are open to the public upon request call (213) 922-2736.

BUSINESS WORKSHOP. Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) hosts a free workshop, “Business Plan Essentials,” from 6-9pm at its business development center, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B, L.A. For information, contact Maria Bernal (213) 989-3162.

LACMA CONCERT. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) music program presents the Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble from 6-8pm at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. For information, call (323) 857-6115.

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SEPTEMBER 18 VOG CHOIR DAY. The Voices of Grace and Grace United Methodist Church host its annual choir day at Grace United Methodist Church, 4112 W. Slauson Ave., L.A., at 4pm. Come out for a free afternoon of song. For information, call (323) 2946653. FILMS AT CAAM. Films at the California African American Museum (CAAM) hosts a free filming of “Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders” (2002), written and directed by Laura Lipson and produced by Joan Sadoff, 600 State Dr., Exposition Park. L.A., at 2pm. This film takes on the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1950s and 1960s from the perspective of the women who lived it and emerged as its grassroots leaders. For information, call (213) 744-2024. BOOK LAUNCH. Paying tribute to the remarkable protest music that paved the road to liberation for minorities, “Keep On Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-Hop” (Lawence Hill Books, an imprint of Chicago Review Press, August 2011) by Denise Sullivan explores the bond between music and social change. Sullivan will read potions and perform songs from the book at Books-Gifts-Cafe,’ 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A., at 4pm. Free. For information, contact (213) 413-3733.

SEPTEMBER 24 BOOK SIGNING. The Black Resource Center will offer a free book signing and Blues program featuring Blues legend Melvyn “Deacon” Jones. Who will present his book and treat the audience to his musical talents at AC Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., L.A. at 2pm. For information, call (310) 538-3350. For ADA accommodations such as sign language interpreter or materials in alternate format, call (562) 9408462 at least six days prior to event. THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE. The play, “Men Cry Too”, for one night only at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, 4401 W. 8th St., L.A., at 8pm. Tickets are $30 for the balcony and $35 for the orchestra. For information and group rates, call (323) 6007402. HELPING VETERANS. To help meet the emerging and growing needs of the veteran population, U.S. VETS is hosting a Stand Down event in Compton, 4116 E. Compton Blvd., Compton., from 6am-7pm. The event will provide services to homeless veterans such as housing, employment assistance and an array of comprehensive services needed to get Veterans back on their feet in L.A. For information, call (213) 542-2600. POP ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS. Glendale Pops Orchestra hosts auditions for its youth chorus and its holiday show at the community room at the Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale. Children ages 10-12 will be seen from 10am-1pm, and teens from 13-17 try out 1:30-4:30pm. For information and registration, call (818) 905-5511. See our complete calendar listings at ourweekly.com/thisweek-in-la and ourweekly.com/when-and-where-in-la To submit your calendar listing e-mail owcalendar@ourweekly.com two weeks prior to event.


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An Ultimate Transformation Moment „ The power to choose BY ERICH NALL (COACH E) OW CONTRIBUTOR

This week’s Ultimate Transformation Moment reestablishes the basic fact that you possess the most tremendous power of choice. You have the power to choose. You have the power to determine what the best alternative, path or decision is for your individual self, your family, and your community. You can choose, but in choosing, you must be willing to put in the work that is required by your choice. That means once you choose something, you can’t simply make a choice, then sit and wait for someone else to do, give or provide the outcome. So, begin to re-establish the power that you have inside to choose the best for yourself. If you want to improve your own personal health and wellness, you must choose correctly. For example, increase your water intake and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. This may mean you have made the choice to forego the desserts, and cut back on the extra carbohydrates.

If you want the best education for your children, then, choose to show up at their schools. Choose to sit down and read with them when they are home. Work with them on their homework. These activities may mean that you have chosen to give up a night on the town, or a movie after dinner. You have the power of choice in every facet of your life. My simple request is to take a look at the changes you would like to see in your life. Make a list. Then determine the choices that you must make to see the changes occur. Right now, today, you can choose to be an active participant, or sit on the sidelines and be a spectator. You can actively choose abundance or choose to settle for lack and limitations. You can choose hope or you can choose despair. It is also within your power to choose health over sickness. And very simply, you can choose to love or you can choose to hate. Family, let’s use the power of choice to choose the highest and best existence for ourselves. That’s our Ultimate Transformations Moment. Peace and be more. Erich Nall is the owner and founder of Ultimate Transformations Training in Los Angeles, Calif. He is the author of “21 Days to Ultimate Health and Wellness.” He is also a regular guest and commentator on KJLH 102.3 FM’s the “Front Page” with Dominique DiPrima. Contact him at: www.ultimatetransformations.com.

Honoring Black women’s contributions Freedom’s Sisters, a multimedia exhibit developed out of a collaboration between the Cincinnati Museum Center and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services and supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, celebrates 20 women of national note and 43 local nominees and their contributions to America. It views through Jan. 8 at the Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. The panel above features the accomplishments and challenges Civil Rights activist Fanny Lou Hamer faced. OW photo by Nash Baker.

FREE Multimedia Workshop Free Workshop • Ages 13 to 17 Years Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 from 11:30am - 2:30pm at 8732 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles Multimedia Storytelling: Journalism, Media & You An fun class for students to learn what ‘news’ and ‘journalism’ is and how multimedia is used to create content for today’s news consumers.

Joanne Griffith is an award winning international broadcast journalist with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and multi-skilled media professional. She is the founder of Jane Hannah Media which provides media skills and broadcast production training to youth and adults in Los Angeles.

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Nonprofit steps in to help where parents are unable to „ Children of those who are incarcerated receive a helping hand BY JULIANA NORWOOD OW STAFF WRITER

Foundation for Second Chances (FFSC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 to make sure that children are being provided with the basic necessities, such as a quality education, the opportunity to flourish in a safe and nurturing environment, an opportunity to build self-confidence and self-esteem, and the ability to achieve. “We strive to create an environment of love, compassion, safety, and respect, and also provide charitable contributions, gifts, and funding to individuals in need and to community institutions that work directly to improve the well being of children and families,” said founder Melissa Wyatt. FFSC is guided by Wyatt and a volunteer board of directors that leads the organization forward and keeps it strongly aligned with its mission on a daily basis. The foundation has established a number of programs since its inception geared toward furthering its reach and productivity, namely its mentoring program. Established in 2005, Foundation for Second Chances Mentoring (FFSCM) builds long-lasting, caring relationships between youth and mentors, fostering each youth’s growth and potential. The vision of FFSCM is to provide successful mentoring relationships for children with incarcerated parents, contributing to brighter futures and stronger communities. According to the organizations research, of more than 2 million children of prisoners in the United States, there are 292,000 residing in California; more than one-third of these children will reach the age of 18 while a parent is incarcerated. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, children with an incarcerated parent are at higher risk of lowered self-esteem related to

the stigma of incarceration, poor school performance and truancy, alcohol and drug abuse, delinquency, adolescent and adulthood involvement in the criminal justice system. “As these youth are often taken away from their families and placed in unfamiliar homes, schools, and communities, they develop a sense of instability that can affect them their entire lives. This makes it less likely that they will develop meaningful life connections, and more likely that they will become delinquent in their adolescent years. Although such circumstances seem dire, outside support and a sense of hope can help protect these youth from failing. Having a mentor—a consistent and positive friend— can be just that,” said Wyatt. The FFSC volunteer mentor team is comprised of adults from all different backgrounds, professions, and experiences who host group events throughout the year to help positively impact the lives of these youngsters. On Oct. 22 the Foundation will host the Second Chances Youth Summit at the University of Southern California (USC) to help 9th-12th grade Los Angeles youth to develop a sense of community, and create a space for them to actively plan and have agency in determining their futures. “During the summit we hope to provide attendees with workshop sessions that explore issues that directly affect them—a college/career fair, health/nutrition/fitness education, and discussions that are geared towards civic and service engagement. By giving 9th-12th grade youth a safe space to dialogue and feel supported, we hope that youth have the opportunity to gather all the information they need to prepare themselves for life,” said Wyatt. The Foundation is always looking for more volunteers to help with the organization’s after-school programs, community service projects, tutors, as well as individuals interested in making donations to the program. For more information on the Foundation for Second Chances and to find out how you can help, visit the website at www.ffscinc.org.


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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 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6/11 CNS-2173214# OUR WEEKLY

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011095149 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Fair Chance Project, 3982 So. Figuer oa St., Ste. 210, Los Angeles, CA 90037, County of Los Angeles Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: C2315258. Registered owner(s): Facts Education Fund, 3982 So. Figueroa St. Ste. 210, Los Angeles, CA 90037 This business is conducted by a Corporation 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.) Facts Edication Fund S/ Donna J. Warren, CFO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on September 7, 2011 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 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2173400# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011092622 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Metafour Pr oductions, 2189 Fer n Dell Place, Los Angeles, C A 9 0 0 6 8 , County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2984070 Registered owner(s): Metafour Productions, CA, 2189 Fern Dell Place, Los Angeles, CA 90068. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 03/20/2007. 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.) Metafour Productions S/ Julie Drake, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 31, 2011. NOTICE-In accordance with Subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011074574 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Sophie Emporium Inc., 2. Lotus Flower Bloom Inc., 3717 S. La Br ea A ve. #768, Los Angeles, CA 90016, County of LA Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: C3394010, C3394011 Registered owner(s): Sophie Emporium Inc., 3717 S. La Brea Ave. #768, Los Angeles, CA 90016; California This business is conducted by a Corporation. 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.) Sophie Emporium Inc. S/ (Illegible), Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 2, 2011. 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 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2170899# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011092357 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1 . Tu r t l e - L i k e E n t . , 2 . B l u e t o o t h C a d d y, 1 5 7 2 7 S . Wester n A ve., Gar dena, CA 90247, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Anna Hill, 15727 S. Western Ave., Gardena, CA 90247 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011084576 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: F l a w l e s s A f f a i r s , 1 8 4 7 W. 75th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Nicole Williams, 1847 W. 75th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 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/ Nicole Williams, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 18, 2011. 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 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2166950# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011 078560 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Freedom 2 Live, 3871 South Har var d B l v d . , L o s A n g e l e s , C A 9 0 0 6 2 , County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Liana Sims, 3871 South Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90062 This business is conducted by an individual


The city of Carson promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low-and moderate-income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status, or disability. Dated: This 12 th day of September, 2011

GOVERNMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice of Public Hearing to Receive Public Comments on the Rehabilitation Environmental Review (RER) Extension for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Funding The city of Carson will conduct a public hearing by the City Council on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Carson City Hall, 701 East Carson Street, Carson, California to discuss the Extension of the NSP Rehabilitation Environmental Review (RER) approved October, 2009. The city of Carson and city of Lynwood (Cities) NSP award requires the RER apply to the entire area of consideration. Since the specific site address and census tract for the acquired properties has not been determined as the program enters the Program Income phase, the RER form is prepared once for the maximum scope and magnitude of each NSP program that meets the criteria of rehabilitation/acquisition/dispos ition at 24 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Section 58.35(a)(3) and (5) and must be retained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). Cities will complete a site-specific Appendix A 2009 form for each site once the properties have been identified. The RER extension should continue until December 31, 2014 to ensure that the funds are fully utilized for the stated and expanded purposes throughout the life of the NSP program so that no additional extensions are required. In 2009 the city of Carson was awarded a grant amount of $1,329,065 under the NSP Allocation to purchase and rehabilitate homes and residential properties that have been abandoned and foreclosed upon. The residential properties must be resold to income-eligible purchasers. These activities are to be performed within the geographic boundaries of the city of Carson in the target areas referenced in the city of Carson’s NSP application. The original joint NSP award from the state was to the city of Carson serving as the Lead Agency, in the amount referenced above with the city of Lynwood and its allocation of $916,161. If you plan on attending the public hearing and need special accommodations because of a sensory or mobility impairment/disability, or have a need for an interpreter, please contact the Economic Development Work Group at (310) 233-4800 to arrange for those accommodations to be made. Notification 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable the city to make reasonable accommodations to assure accessibility at the hearing.

____________________________ Helen S. Kawagoe, MMC, City Clerk 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2173995# OUR WEEKLY AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PUBLICA Aviso de Audiencia Publica para recibir comentarios del publico sobre la Recuperacion Ambiental de Revision (RER) Extension del Programa de Estabilizacion de Vecindarios (NSP) de financiacion La ciudad de Carson va conducir una audiencia pública por el Ayuntamiento el Martes, 4 de Octubre 2011, a las 6:00 pm en la Cámara del Consejo, Carson City Hall, 701 East Carson Street, Carson, California, para hablar de la extensión de las NSP Rehabilitación de Evaluación Ambiental (RER), aprobado en Octubre de 2009. La ciudad de Carson y la ciudad de Lynwood (Ciudades) premio NSP requiere el RER se aplica a toda el área de estudio. Desde la dirección del sitio específico y del censo de las propiedades adquiridas no se ha determinado que el programa entra la fase de Programa de Ingresos, la forma RER se prepara una vez por el alcance máximo y la magnitud de cada programa NSP que cumplan los criterios de rehabilitación/adquisición/dispo sición en 24 CFR (Código de Regulaciones Federales) Sección 58.35(a)(3) y (5) y debe mantenerse en el Registro de Evaluación Ambiental (ERR). Las Ciudades se completa un apéndice sitio especifico una forma 2009 para cada sitio una vez que las propiedades han sido identificados. La extensión del RER debe continuar hasta 31 de Diciembre de 2014 para asegurar que los fondos se utilicen plenamente para los fines indicados y se expandió a lo largo de la vida del programa NSP, para que no se requieren extensiones adicionales. En 2009 la ciudad de Carson recibió una subvención de $1,329,065 en la asignación del NSP para comprar y rehabilitar viviendas y propiedades residenciales que han sido abandonadas y embargadas. Las propiedades residenciales se deben revender a compradores con ingresos elegibles. Estas actividades se realizarán dentro de los límites geográficos de la ciudad de Carson, en las zonas de intervención se hace referencia en la ciudad de Carson aplicación de NSP. El premio original de conjunto NSP del estado fue a la ciudad de Carson que actúa como organismo director, en la cantidad mencionada anteriormente con la ciudad de Lynwood y la asignación de $916,161. Si planea asistir a la audiencia pública y la necesidad de adaptaciones especiales debido a una discapacidad sensorial o de movilidad/discapacidad, o tener una necesidad de un intérprete, póngase en contacto con el Grupo de Trabajo para el Desarrollo

Económico (310) 233-4800 para arreglar las acomodaciones necesarias. Notificación 72 horas antes de la audiencia permitirá a la ciudad hacer ajustes razonables para asegurar la accesibilidad en la audiencia. Si usted no puede asistir a la audiencia pública, puede dirigir sus comentarios por escrito a la Oficina del Secretario del Ayuntamiento, Carson City Hall, 701 East Carson Street, Carson, California 90745 antes de Jueves, 29 de Septiembre 2011. Se puede obtener información, o un archivo público sobre las actividades del NSP puede ser revisado, en el Grupo de Trabajo para el Desarrollo Económico, 1 Civic Plaza, Suite 500, Carson, California 90745 entre las horas de 7:00 am a 6:00 pm, de Lunes a Jueves. El Grupo de Trabajo para el Desarrollo Económico puede ser contactado al (310) 233-4800 o por e-mail a cflournoy@carson.ca.us. La ciudad de Carson promueve la equidad de vivienda y hace disponible todos los programas disponibles para las familias de bajos y moderados ingresos, independientemente de su edad, raza, color, religión, sexo, nacionalidad, preferencia sexual, estado civil, o discapacidad. Fecha: El día 12 de Septiembre 2011 ____________________________ Helen S. Kawagoe, MMC, City Clerk 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2173992# OUR WEEKLY $ 420,000.00 BIDDING OPPORTUNITY WITH LACCD The Los Angeles Community Colleges have embarked on an extensive Sustainable Building Program to address much-needed campus impr ovements for educational and suppor t facilities for its nine community colleges. For futur e b i d d i n g o p p o r t u n i t i e s please visit the website w w w. b u i l d - l a c c d . o r g u n d e r “Contracting and Bidding Site” then click “Construction Look-Ahead”: NOTICE TO BIDDERS College: East Los Angeles College Project Name: Bailey Librar y Mass Notification / Security Project Number.: 32E.5212.03 Project Estimate: $360,0000.00 - $420,000.00 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Los Angeles Community College District (“District”) invites sealed bids for the following public works project (“Work”): Furnish and install low voltage including but not limited to mass notification, security cameras, fiber optic (data/telecommunication), A/V, projectors and projector screens, casework, hand dryers, drywalls & paint and repair damaged color concrete ribbed wall.

hand delivery or mail, at BuildLACCD, 915 W ilshir e Blvd., Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90017 , no later than the Bid Closing Deadline of 2:00 p.m. on October 13, 2011, to be thereafter on said date and at said location publicly opened and read aloud. The Bidder assumes full and sole responsibility for timely receipt of its Bid. Bidding Documents will be available to Bidders on and after September 20, 2011, at the following locations: For document pick up: Universal Reprographics (District’s reprographics service) at any of the following Three (3) locations: 1) Universal Reprographics Incorporated, Los Angeles Branch, 2706 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, California 90057 Tel: 213-365-7750 2) West Los Angeles Branch, 2043 Pontius Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90025 Tel: 310-477-2900 3) Robertson Branch, 1444-B S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, 310-205-5242 To order or view online: http://www.build-laccd.org/, Contracting and Bidding Site, Universal Reprographics Online Plan Room Link. To view in person: Jacobs Facilities, 1200 W. Floral Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91754, Telephone: (323) 859-2330 Ext 101. The District will provide one (1) complete set of Bidding Documents to each Bidder, free of charge, for pick-up upon at least eight (8) hours notice to Universal Reprographics at any of the above-stated Universal Reprographics locations. Bidder may arrange, at Bidder’s own expense, for document delivery and additional sets by contacting Universal Reprographics at one of the above-stated locations. mandator y Pr e-Bid A Conference will be c o n d u c t e d o n S e p t e m b e r, 21, 2011, commencing pr o m p t l y a t 1 1 : 0 0 a . m . a t J a c o b s F a c i l i t i e s , 1 2 0 0 W. Floral Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91754, Telephone: (323) 859-2330 Ext 101. Attendance at the Pr e-Bid Conference is required as a condition of bidding, unless the Bidder is a “Local, Small or Emerging Business”, as defined in the District’s Policy on Local, Small and Emerging Businesses, Board Rule 7103.17 (a copy of which is available for review on the District’s Website), and Bidder submits an affidavit as required by said Board Rule. Sign language services are available for the Pre-Bid Conference upon written request received by Build-LACCD, 915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90017 or by Fax at 213996-2534 at least three (3) business days prior to the day of the Pre-Bid Conference. The Bidder to whom a contract for the Work is awarded by the District shall be required to furnish Performance and Payment Bonds as provided in the Instructions to Bidders.

On February 25, 2009, the BOT granted a waiver to the prohibition on restrictive bidding specifications and contracting documents for Annunciator Intelligent Network Panel compatible with General Electric’s EST3 East Los Angeles College.

The Bidder to whom a contract for the Work is awarded by the District is required to hold at the time of submitting its Bid and Award a contracting license of the following classification(s):

On March 10, 2010, the BOT granted a waiver to the prohibition on restrictive bidding specifications and contracting documents for BEST Kaba Peaks door key and key cylinders; Von Duprin Exit Devices; LCN Surface Closers; HID iCLASS access cards and readers; and Honeywell Access system WIN-PAK card access control panels and server software, campus wide Fire Alarm, Mass Notification and Emergency Communications (MNEC) system compatible with Edwards EST, and Alerton BACnet building controller at East Los Angeles College.

In addition, Bidder is required to hold, or designate in its Designation of Subcontractors a Subcontractor that holds, the certification(s) required by Applicable Laws to perform the following work: N/A.

Bids shall be prepared in conformance with the Instructions to Bidders and other Bidding Documents. Bids must be received, by either

The District Has entered into a Project Labor Agreement that is applicable to this Project. For questions or assistance concerning the Project Labor

B – General Building Contractor

Pursuant to Labor Code Section 1771.7, this Project W i l l N o t be subject to the District’s approved Labor Compliance Program, initially approved July 19, 2004. For questions or assistance concerning the Labor Compliance Program, Veronica Martinez, (213) 996-2581, 915 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90017..

Agreement (if applicable), contact Veronica Martinez, (213) 996-2581, 915 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The Bidder to whom a contract for the Work is awarded by the District shall comply with the provisions of the California Labor Code, as well as the District’s Project Labor Agreement (if applicable) and the District’s Labor Compliance Program (if applicable, including, without limitation, the obligation to pay the general prevailing rates of wages in the locality in which the Work is to be performed in accordance with, without limitation, Sections 1773.1, 1774, 1775 and 1776 of the California Labor Code and the obligation to comply with Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code governing employment of apprentices. Copies of the prevailing rates of per diem wages are on file at the District’s principal office at 915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90017, and are available to any interested party on request. Substitution of securities for any moneys withheld by District to ensure performance under any contract awarded by the District for the Work shall be permitted as required by Section 22300 of the California Public Contract Code. Bidders are notified of the District’s Surety Bond Program. For further information regarding enrollment eligibility and program services contact Paulette Williams, Merriweather & Williams, at 213-258-3000. Capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings assigned to them as set forth in Article 1 of the Instructions to Bidders. Questions shall be directed to: Daniel Robb Build-LACCD Sustainable Building Program Managers E-mail: daniel.robb@buildlaccd.org or via Phone: (213) 996-2589 or Fax: (213) 9962534 [Contractors interested in obtaining information on upcoming LACCD projects; see www.build-laccd.org (Contracting and Bidding Site)] 9/15/11 CNS-2172174# OUR WEEKLY

PROBATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: HENDERSON THOMAS CASE NO. VP013503 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of HENDERSON THOMAS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MATTHEW ALEXANDER THOMAS in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MATTHEW ALEXANDER THOMAS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take

many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 10/03/11 at 8:30AM in Dept. B located at 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA 90650 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. In Pro Per Petitioner MATTHEW ALEXANDER THOMAS 1862 E. CYRENE DR. CARSON, CA 90746 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2174136# OUR WEEKLY

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: VLADIMIR MICANOVICH AKA VLADIMIR S. MICANOVICH CASE NO. BP130506 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of VLADIMIR MICANOVICH AKA VLADIMIR S. MICANOVICH. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LEONILA DELA CRUZ & EFREN DELA CRUZ in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LEONILA DELA CRUZ & EFREN DELA CRUZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011082790 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Ande Nalon Enterprises, 3818 Crenshaw Blvd. PBX472, Los Angeles, CA 90008, County of L.A. Registered owner(s): Gwen Lang Jones, 5132 Southridge Ave., L.A., CA 90043 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/ Gwen Lang Jones, Consultant This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 16, 2011 NOTICE-In accordance with

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the Office of the City Clerk, Carson City Hall, 701 East Carson Street, Carson, California 90745 by Thursday, September 29, 2011. Information may be obtained, or a public file on NSP activities may be reviewed, at the Economic Development Work Group, 1 Civic Plaza, Suite 500, Carson, California 90745 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The Economic Development Work Group can be contacted at (310) 233-4800 or by e-mail at cflournoy@carson.ca.us.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011088737 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Evon Coulson Enterprises, 1511 Regents St., Lancaster, CA 93534-4184, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Yvonne Coulson, 1511 Regents Street, Lancaster, CA 935345184 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011078016 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FOC Ministries, 38733 9th Str eet East, Suite J, Palmdale, CA 93550, County of Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: 2923860 Registered owner(s): FOC Prayer Resource Center, CA, 3409 Genoa Pl., Palmdale, CA 93551. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/26/2011. 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.) FOC Prayer Resource Center S/ Patricia Anderson, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 8, 2011. 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 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2164711# OUR WEEKLY

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 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15/11 CNS-2163220# OUR WEEKLY

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011 083256 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Extra Space Storage #8319, 12024 Center Str eet, South G a t e , C A 9 2 0 8 0 , County of Los Angeles, 2795 E. Cottonwood Parkway, #400, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: C1532122 Registered owner(s): Extra Space Management, Inc., Utah, 2795 E. Cottonwood Parkway, #400, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 This business is conducted by a Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 6/27/2011 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.) Extra Space Management, Inc. S/ Charles L. Allen, Vice President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 17, 2011. 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 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2165782# OUR WEEKLY

correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) S/ Yvonne Coulson, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 25, 2011 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 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2165774# OUR WEEKLY

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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/ Liana Sims, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 09, 2011. 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 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2166553# OUR WEEKLY


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THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 10/05/11 at 8:30AM in Dept. 5 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner DWIGHT J. GRIFFITH REMER, DIVINCENZO & GRIFFITH 2121 E COAST HWY #280 CORONA DEL MAR CA 92625 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2170879# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BRENDA JOYCE BLANCHARD CASE NO. BP130034 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of BRENDA JOYCE BLANCHARD. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by KAMILAH BLANCHARD in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that KAMILAH BLANCHARD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests

authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 10/06/11 at 8:30AM in Dept. 11 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner JAMES M. HASSAN MUSICK PEELER & GARRETT ONE WILSHIRE BLVD #2000 LOS ANGELES CA 90017 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2170876# OUR WEEKLY

TRUSTEE SALES Trustee Sale No. CA0900210811-1 APN 7334-024-010 Title Order No. 7742-373624 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/26/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10/11/2011 at 10:30 AM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA, 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 08/02/2004 as Instrument No. 04 1976553 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by:

ANTONIO SY AND MARY SY HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH THE RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., 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: 136 EAST 215TH 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 made, but 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 the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $282,429.44 (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: 9/12/2011 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09002108-11-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Paul Gutierrez, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P878298 9/15, 9/22, 09/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2173513# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No WC-247756-C Loan No 0045471810 Insurer No. 71810 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/09/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank check drawn by 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: MAGDALENA HILDA SALAS, A WIDOW Recorded 03/20/2007 as Instrument No. 20070622574 in Book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 10/11/2011 at 10:30 A.M. Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Property Address is purported to be: 22734 FIGUEROA ST CARSON, CA 90745 APN#: 7341-028-045 The total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $232,336.58, 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. Date: 09/09/2011 Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, CA 915043120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 lleanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 4088086 09/15/2011, 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2173358# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 11-02393-6 Loan No. 1103667719 Title Order No. 5901133 APN 7332001-030 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/5/2007. 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 10/5/2011, at 10:30 AM, At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/14/2007, as Instrument No. 20071438994 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: DIVINA G. ARAGON, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR EXPRESS CAPITAL LENDING 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: 811 E CALBAS 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 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). 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 $432,704.62 (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. DATE: 9/11/2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY 1920 Main Street Suite 1120, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-4900 Michael Busby Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 P871225 9/15, 9/22, 09/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2172712# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 11-02320-3 CA Loan No. 0020697066 Title Order No. 860292 APN 7327005-088 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On October 6, 2011, at 10:30 AM, at the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA, Power Default Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on January 31, 2006, as Instrument No. 06 0226933 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA , executed by: KHARISMA BRYANT, A SINGLE WOMAN, 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: 1219 E CARSON ST #13, CARSON, CA 90745-1680 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). 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 $425,819.89 (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. Date: 9/15/2011 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: Mariah Booker, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 P877840 9/15, 9/22, 09/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2172706# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0107767 Title Order No. 09-8-309042 Investor/Insurer No. 170827416 APN No. 7336-020-004 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/13/2007. 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 RICARDO BERNAL, AND DOMITILA BERNAL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/13/2007 and recorded 6/21/2007, as Instrument No. 20071494204, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/06/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 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: 20812 MARGARET STREET, CARSON, CA, 90745. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $589,420.43. 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. DATED: 10/29/2009 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.ASAP# 4084883 09/15/2011, 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2170988# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11CA00708-1 Order No. 110244966 APN: 7326-016-026 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 28, 2011 at 01:00 PM, RSM&A Foreclosure Services, as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded December 26, 2006 as Document Number: 06 2859616 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: KALYAN OYEYEMI, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR SBMC MORTGAGE, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, 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) at the following location: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Legal description 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: 21407 MARTIN 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 made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $486,284.17 (Estimated*) *Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 09/08/2011 RSM&A Foreclosures Services 15165 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 330 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 805804-5616 For specific information on sales including bid amounts call (714) 2774845. Kimberly Karas, Authorized Agent of RSM&A Foreclosures Services FEI#1045.01445 09/08/2011, 09/15/2011, 09/22/2011 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2170493# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-309891-BL Order # 090623820-CA-GTI YOU ARE

IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/24/2006. 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): RONALD GUIDRY, JR , A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 6/1/2006 as Instrument No. 06 1198922 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/11/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $436,527.20 The purported property address is: 1623 EAST HELMICK STREET CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7320-022-031 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America, N.A. 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not 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 filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to 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 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.lpsasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 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


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 251678CA Loan No. 1891263688 Title Order No. 865463 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-02-2008. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-06-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-11-2008, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20082182759, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: EUGENIA N. IKEGBU, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, TRUST ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the 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: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: PARCEL 1: AN UNDIVIDED 1/7 INTEREST IN AND TO LOT 1 OF TRACT NO. 60237, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1335, PAGES 7 AND 8 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT ONE-HALF OF ALL OIL, MINERALS, GAS OR OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES IN AND UNDER THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PREMISES, AS RESERVED BY JAMES D. SIMPSON AND CATHERINE SIMPSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, IN DEED RECORDED FEBRUARY 5, 1945 IN BOOK 21633, PAGE 251, OFFICIAL RECORDS. THE SURFACE RIGHTS AND 300 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE WERE QUIT-CLAIMED TO THE RECORD OWNERS BY DEED FROM JAMES D. SIMPSON AND CATHERINE SIMPSON, IN BOOK D-401, PAGE 616, OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPT THEREFROM UNITS 101 TO 107, INCLUSIVE, AS SHOWN AND DEFINED ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED JUNE 19, 2007 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 20071473348, OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL 2: UNIT 106, AS SHOWN AND DEFINED ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN ABOVE MENTIONED. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $626,810.42 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of

the real property: 557 EAST 213TH STREET CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7337-002054 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: 09-12-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee MARIA MAYORGA, 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 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4080684 09/15/2011, 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2166706# OUR WEEKLY

from the commissioner pursuant to Section 2923.53 and it is current and valid as of the date this Notice of Sale is filed. 3. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 have been met. As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5, the current beneficiary has declared to Seaside Trustee Inc, the original trustee, the duly appointed substituted trustee, or acting as agent for the trustee, that the requirements of said section have been met by one or more of the following: 1. Borrower was contacted to assess their financial situation and to explore the options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure 2. The borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent 3. Due diligence to contact the borrower was made as required by said Section 2923.5 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. Date: 8/29/2011Trustee Sales Information: 800-50SALES www.priorityposting.com Seaside Trustee Inc. P.O. Box 2676 Ventura, Ca. 93014 Seaside Trustee, Inc. Trustee Inc. Melissa B. Olmos, Admin Assistant P873939 9/1, 9/8, 09/15/2011 9/1, 9/8, 9/15/11 CNS-2166489# OUR WEEKLY

T.S. No.: 1103817CA Loan No.: 405173 A.P.N.: 7338-025-048 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/10/1983. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and 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), 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: HENRY T YAMADA LINDA M YAMADA Duly Appointed Trustee: Seaside Trustee, Inc. Recorded 8/19/1983 as Instrument No. 83-962944 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California. Date of Sale: 9/22/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $30,749.42 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 18208 Cairo Ave. Carson, CA 90746 A.P.N.: 7338-025-048 As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the current beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent has declared one of the following: 1. The timeframe for giving this notice of sale as specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 2. The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S S A L E Trustee Sale No.: 20100169810830 Title Order No.: 100506379 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULTUNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/02/05. 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. N D E x W e s t , L L C , as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on11/15/05, as Instrument No. 05 2749943 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS A N G E L E S County, State of C a l i f o r n i a . EXECUTED BY: JOBEL J. BERNARDO AND YOLANDA C. BERNARDO, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) DATE OF SALE: September 21, 2011 TIME OF SALE: 11:30 AM PLACE OF SALE: At the fr ont entrance to the Pomona Superior Cour ts Building, 3 5 0 W. M i s s i o n B l v d . Pomona, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3 0 6 MONTEREY DRIVE, CARSON, CA 90745. APN# 7406-046-091 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $ 4 9 3 , 9 6 3 . 9 2 . 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. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION, INC. 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1, EL DORADO HILLS, CA 957629334 916-939-0772, www.nationwideposting.com N D E x W e s t L . L . C . M AY B E ACTING AS A DEBT C O L L E C T O R AT T E M P T I N G TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY I N F O R M AT I O N O B TA I N E D W I L L B E U S E D F O R T H AT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L . L . C . a s Tr u s t e e , BY: Ric Juarez Dated: 08/25/11 NPP0188300 09/01/11, 09/08/11, 09/15/11 9/1, 9/8, 9/15/11 CNS-2165443# OUR WEEKLY

diligence to contact the borrower was made as required by said Section 2923.5 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. Date: 8/25/2011 Seaside Trustee, Inc. Trustee Sales Information: 800-50-SALES www.priorityposting.com Seaside Trustee Inc. P.O. Box 2676 Ventura, Ca. 93014 Jessica M. Weber, Vice President P872977 9/1, 9/8, 09/15/2011 9/1, 9/8, 9/15/11 CNS-2165335# OUR WEEKLY

T.S. No.: 0901355CA Loan No.: 322466 A.P.N.: 7321-030-048 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/3/2006. 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 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), 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: PLAZE SEXTON AND LEONA SEXTON HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Seaside Trustee, Inc. Recorded 3/17/2006 as Instrument No. 06-0575349 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 9/22/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $483,934.68 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 19618 CAMPAIGN DRIVE CARSON, CA 90746 A.P.N.: 7321-030048 As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the current beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent has declared one of the following: 1. The timeframe for giving this notice of sale as specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 2. The mortgage loan servicer has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption from the commissioner pursuant to Section 2923.53 and it is current and valid as of the date this Notice of Sale is filed. 3. The requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 have been met. As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5, the current beneficiary has declared to Seaside Trustee Inc, the original trustee, the duly appointed substituted trustee, or acting as agent for the trustee, that the requirements of said section have been met by one or more of the following: 1. Borrower was contacted to assess their financial situation and to explore the options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure 2. The borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent 3. Due

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-446705-AB Order #: 110251499-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/22/2006. 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. 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): SHARON JOSEPH , A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 1/2/2007 as Instrument No. 20070004198 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/11/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $114,850.73 The purported property address is: 23420 MARIBEL AVE #111 CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7329038153 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: 714730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 734823CA Loan No. 5303735285 Title Order No. 3206-227486 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0512-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-06-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 06-01-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 1201018, , and as modified by the Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 02-10-2009, Book , Page , Instrument 20090180682 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: KENNETH L. WALKER, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS) SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, BC BANCORP, IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 69 OF TRACT 29866, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 728, PAGES 59 TO 61 INCLUSIVE OF MAP, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $728,859.33 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 19628 ENSLOW DR CARSON, CA 90746 APN Number: 7321029-031 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 08-31-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee MARIA MAYORGA, 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 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4081959 09/15/2011, 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2167852# OUR WEEKLY

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Trustee Sale No. 451117CA Loan No. 0632490140 Title Order No. 854555 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/6/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10/6/2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07/19/2004, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 04-1834070, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: GLENDORA S. PACKWOOD, A WIDOW, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., (MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. , IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BLVD., POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $237,394.36 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 22523 MONETA AVENUE CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7341024-002 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: 9/6/2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee FRED RESTREPO, 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 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com P873368 9/8, 9/15, 09/22/2011 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2169245# OUR WEEKLY

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T.S. No. 10-07520APN: 7315023-041Loan No. 2004688677 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DAT E D 9 / 1 3 / 2 0 0 7 . U N L E S S Y O U TA K E A C T I O N T O YOUR PROTECT P R O P E R T Y, I T M A Y 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 A W 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: JOSE JAUREGUI AND FLORENCIA JAUREGUI Husband and W i f e , a s j o i n t t e n a n t s Duly Appointed Trustee: LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVEDeed of Trust recorded9/24/2007 as Instrument No. 20072198152 in book —, page— of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:: 9 / 2 9 / 2 0 1 1 at 9:30 AM Place of Sale: At the west side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, California Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $ 2 0 8 , 3 2 7 . 0 4 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 6 T O M A H A WK real property:6 LANE CARSON, CA 90745 Described as follows: PARCEL A: UNIT 235 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OF TRACT 28042, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 716, PAGES 17 THROUGH 25 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. PARCEL B: AN UNDIVIDED 1/600 INTEREST IN AND TO LOT 601 OF SAID TRACT 28042. A.P.N #.: 73150 2 3 - 0 4 1 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. Dated: 9/2/2011 Law Offices of Les Z i e v e , a s Tr u s t e e 1 8 3 7 7 Beach Blvd., Suite 210 Huntington Beach, Califor nia 92648 For Non-Automated

Sale Infor mation, call: (714) 848-7920 Christine O’Brien, Tr u s t e e S a l e O f f i c e r THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. EPP 6839. 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/2011. 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2169943# OUR WEEKLY

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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. ASAP# 4084783 09/15/2011, 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2170434# OUR WEEKLY


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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. ASAP# 4073088 09/15/2011, 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2163291# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0047762 Title Order No. 11-0038310 Investor/Insurer No. 1668141534 APN No. 7341008-016 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/11/1998. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by HAROLD M TORIKAWA, AND KYE SUN TORIKAWA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 06/11/1998 and recorded 07/01/98, as Instrument No. 98 1117048, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/17/2011 at 9:00AM, Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel 711 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 California Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and

now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22134 RASHDALL 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 $111,165.06. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank 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. DATED: 09/10/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# FNMA4047490 09/15/2011, 09/22/2011,

09/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2163290# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0048853 Title Order No. 11-0039333 Investor/Insurer No. 870626873 APN No. 7310-005-038 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/21/2007. 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 EDUARDO SIANEZ AND HILIANA JAUREGUI HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 03/21/2007 and recorded 03/23/07, as Instrument No. 20070662573, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/06/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 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: 21911 CARLERIK ST, CARSON, CA, 90810. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial

publication of the Notice of Sale is $473,606.59. 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. DATED: 09/10/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4074389 09/15/2011, 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2163289# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100015006167 Title Order No.: 100376372 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/29/2006 as

Pre-Proposal Conference on a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Design-Build Project The Port of Long Beach and the California Department of Transportation invite interested sub-contractors, material suppliers and subconsultants, including Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (UDBE) and small businesses, to participate in a Pre-Proposal conference for the design and construction of a cable-stayed bridge connecting Ocean Boulevard to the Long Beach Freeway (State Route 710), to replace the existing Gerald Desmond Bridge in the City of Long Beach, California. The estimated four year, $700+ million design-build project has an 11% UDBE goal. A prime objective of the meeting is to facilitate networking between interested DBE/UDBE sub-contractors and the four prequalified proposers who will submit proposals for the prime design-build contract. Please pre-register online before 5 p.m. on Friday September 30, 2011 at www.polb.com/ bridgeprebid. The Pre-Proposal Conference will be held:

www.ourweekly.com

Date: Time: Location:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Hotel Maya 700 Queensway Drive Long Beach, CA 90802

Parking for the conference at the Hotel Maya will be validated. Additional information on the project can be found at http://www.polb.com/bridge.

Instrument No. 20062636953 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ALYCIA L CHASE, 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: 09/21/2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:30 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BLVD., 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 17515 SANDLAKE AVE, CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90746 APN#: 7319-031-020 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 $345,816.73. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES & POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 08/24/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 6617800 ASAP# 4075467 09/01/2011, 09/08/2011, 09/15/2011 9/1, 9/8, 9/15/11 CNS-2162980# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 451022CA Loan No. 0729830281 Title Order No. 852338 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12-07-2006. 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 09-29-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-20-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20062833359, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: GAIL P. EDWARDS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, 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: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD., NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 6 OF TRACT NO. 30499, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 785 PAGES 87 TO 89 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ONE-HALF INTEREST IN ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET FROM THE SURFACE OF SAID PROPERTY, BUT WITH NO RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS PROVIDED IN THE DEED RECORDED NOVEMBER 08, 1963 IN BOOK D2250 PAGE 752, OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $518,644.85 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1102 EAST DENWALL DRIVE CARSON, CA 90746 APN Number: 7380006-006 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: 09-02-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee MARIA MAYORGA, 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 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4073400 09/08/2011, 09/15/2011, 09/22/2011 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2161382# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0042532 Title Order No. 11-0034006 Investor/Insurer No. 057308917 APN No. 7321-015-002 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/12/2004. 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.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by PHALLA ORK, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 03/12/2004 and recorded 03/26/04, as Instrument No. 04 0721598, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of

California, will sell on 09/22/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 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: 19012 GALWAY AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 90746. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $440,861.68. 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. DATED: 08/26/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4065956 09/01/2011, 09/08/2011, 09/15/2011 9/1, 9/8, 9/15/11 CNS-2158632# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0043114 Title Order No. 11-0034329 Investor/Insurer No. 0148583872 APN No. 7406046-090 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/12/2007. 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 DAVID G. LUM AND THERESA LUM, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 01/12/2007 and recorded 01/19/07, as Instrument No. 20070106021, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 09/22/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the Los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing Norwalk Blvd., 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 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: 305 MONTEREY DRIVE, CARSON (AREA), 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 $527,864.99. 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. DATED: 08/26/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 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. ASAP# 4065935 09/01/2011, 09/08/2011, 09/15/2011 9/1, 9/8, 9/15/11 CNS-2158579# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-446874-AL Order #: 838699 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/6/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ESTRELLA R BUMACOD LIVING TRUST AGREEMENT OF 2005, ESTRELLA R BUMACOD, AS TRUSTEE Recorded: 9/12/2007 as Instrument No. 20072102048 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/6/2011 at 10:30:00 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $314,313.60 The purported property address is: 237 WEST 219TH STREET CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7343-014-014 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, please refer to the referenced legal


Bid Deadline:

Prior to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. 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 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, September 15, 2011 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: Date/Time: September 28, 2011, 10:00 am Location: 5th Floor Conference Room, Harbor Department Administration Building. This Pre-bid meeting is MANDATORY. Project Contact Person:

Dale Holdmann, Senior Civil Engineer, Program Management Division No phone call....fax or email only. Fax: 562-901-1763 Holdmann@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) 590-4146. 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. The engineering staff of the City’s Harbor department will conduct a pre-bid meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in the Conference Room, 5th floor, of the Harbor Department Administration Building. EACH BIDDER MUST ATTEND THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING. FAILURE TO ATTEND THE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING SHALL DISQUALIFY YOUR BID AND YOUR BID WILL BE RETURNED, UNOPENED. NIB -3 Summary Description of the Work. The Work required by this Contract includes, but is not limited to, the following: 1. Abate hazardous materials before the demolition of the buildings designated to be removed. 2. Sawcut, remove, and dispose of existing asphalt concrete and Portland cement concrete pavement to Port Asphalt and Concrete Recycle Area. 3. Remove and legally dispose of buildings, loading docks, platforms, canopies, guard posts, slabs, ramps, foundations, retaining walls, electrical, utilities, emergency power generators, and miscellaneous appurtenances in their entirety off-site. Deliver sewer lift station control panels and pumps to Port Maintenance Yard. 4. Disconnect underground utilities. 5. Backfill and compact fill material. 6. Haul, place, and compact Port furnished crushed miscellaneous base. 7. Install guard posts. NIB -4 Contract Time and Liquidated Damages. The Work shall be completed within two hundred forty (240) 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 FIXED DEADLINE 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 50% 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) 499-3472 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 NOT USED. 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. 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 29nd day of August, 2011. Richard D. Steinke Executive Director of the Harbor Department, City of Long Beach, California

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-444624-AL Order #: 826502 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/30/2009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): LAKIESHA MILNER A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 7/7/2009 as Instrument No. 20091015280 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 9/22/2011 at 10:30:00 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $268,028.39 The purported property address is: 346 E SHERMAN DRIVE CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1326703-02 APN: 7380002-021 TRA: 001050 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx2538 REF: Jacobs, Willard IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 19, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 21, 2011, at 10:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 27, 2007, as Inst. No. 20071540014 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Willard Jacobs, A Married Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and

loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the west side of the los angeles county courthouse, Southeast District, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, 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: 1103 E Helmick St Carson CA 907463162 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: $431,444.76. 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. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: August 29, 2011. (R-388940 09/01/11, 09/08/11, 09/15/11) 9/1, 9/8, 9/15/11 CNS-2154319# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-443199-LL Order #: 110224511-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/4/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): CHRISTOPHER I. ROSARIO AND MAGDALENA RODRIGUEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 1/17/2007 as Instrument No. 20070088091 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the

Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/4/2011 at 9:00am PST 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: $389,356.33 The purported property address is: 22603 GRACE AVE CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7333-013-018 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. 3815 S.W. Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115-4412 Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] 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 filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. 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. 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 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2891 or Login to: www.auction.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 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. IDSPub #0010103 9/8/2011 9/15/2011 9/22/2011 9/8, 9/15, 9/22/11 CNS-2155127# OUR WEEKLY

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description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Americas Servicing Company 1 Home Campus X2504-017 Customer Service Des Moines IA 50328 Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] 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 filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. 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. 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 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 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. IDSPub #0010454 9/15/2011 9/22/2011 9/29/2011 9/15, 9/22, 9/29/11 CNS-2158554# OUR WEEKLY


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Parcel No. 6126-016-009 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, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Americas Servicing Company 1 Home Campus X2504-017 Customer Service Des Moines IA 50328. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] The mortgage loan servicer has not 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 filed; [2] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . 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 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-6457711 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 rights’ 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. IDSPub #0009689 9/1/2011 9/8/2011 9/15/2011 9/1, 9/8, 9/15/11 CNS-2151081# OUR WEEKLY

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