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Afro Latinos: everywhere, yet invisible „ Struggles with self-image, assimilation mirror Black American experience BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

Last year, during a discussion on increasing the number of African Americans in Major League Baseball, Angel’s centerfielder Torii Hunter in a USA Today interview called the dark-skinned Latino baseball players “imposters” and said they are not Black. Hunter’s comments strike at the heart of an issue that is one reason scholar Miriam Jimenez Roman is undertaking a three-day conference called “Afro Latinos Now! Strategies for Visibility and Action,” on Nov. 3-5 in New York that will be the biggest such effort her organization, The AfroLatin@ Forum, has undertaken. “This is the first time we have done such a comprehensive event where we discuss Afro Latinos specifically. We’re going to look at the state of the field and where we want to be, and there is going to be a heavy emphasis on youth, especially those in middle school years.” Jimenez Roman says the confusion Hunter demonstrated about the connection between Africans born in Latin America and those born in the United States is particularly acute for U.S.-based 11- to 15-year-old Afro Latinos. In the context of a racist society like America, they are not only struggling to figure out how they feel about themselves, but also how they connect in relation to others, especially African Americans. There are millions of Afro Latinos in America who live their lives in what is essentially a “Black” context but identify themselves as White, because of the perceived stigma of being African American, said Jimenez Roman, who last year came to the West Coast promoting her newly released book “Afro-Latino Reader,” co-edited with Juan Flores. The 584-page publication, which grew out of the notes the two professors always pulled together for classes they taught, explores people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean. “In the Latino community, we tend not to talk about race; it’s in poor taste to bring up race and racism. It’s the notion of complaining. If you make a big deal out of it, you are the problem, and they say you’re playing the race card,” explained Jimenez Roman, who is of Afro Puerto Rican background, and noted that during book events, African Americans were much more receptive to the reader than were Afro Latinos. She attributes that to a dichotomy about race many Afro Latinos experience in their countries of origin. “There is the idea that Latino culture is Mestizo and European and Indian, and Black people don’t belong,” said the race and ethnicity professor about how many Latin American countries think about themselves. In fact, Latinos of African descent have been in many countries for at least 200 years. If they do acknowledge their Black citizens, Jimenez Roman said officials will say “they all live on the coast.” “This isolates them. Or in Bolivia, for example, there are Black communities in the mountains. They are totally isolated and ignored.” But in reality, Afro Latinos are everywhere in Latin America as they are in the United States, says the head of the AfroLatin@ Forum. In Los Angeles, there is large community of Garifuna people and many Afro Mexicans in Pasadena. The Garifuna are found primarily in Central America along the Caribbean coast in Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras, and are descendants of shipwrecked slaves who intermarried with the Carib Indians on the island of St. Vincent. Both the British and French tried to colonize the island, but were initially rebuffed by the inhabitants. By 1796, however, the British were victorious in gaining control and shipped Black-looking Caribs to Roatán, an island off the coast of Honduras. Only about 2,500 survived the voyage. Because the island was too small and infertile to support their population, the Garifuna, originally called the Garinagu, petitioned the Spanish authorities to be allowed to settle on the mainland. New York has the largest Garifuna population, heavily dominated by Hondurans, Guatemalans and Belizeans. Los Angeles ranks second and is populated by the Belizean Garifuna.

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The City of Angels is also home to a growing number of Afro Mexicans who have both a contemporary and historical space in the city. According to Alva Stevenson, program coordinator with the UCLA Department of Special Collections, who has spent the last 12 years researching and lecturing about Afro Mexicans, there were some Afro Mexicans in California in the early days prior to statehood, including the Pico family. Two of the most prominent members of the Pico clan, Pio and Andres were intimately involved in the development of the region and the state. Both were businessmen who amassed fortunes from their various ventures, including a hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Both also served as key political figures—Pio as the last Mexican governor of California and Andres as a member of the Assembly once California gained statehood. Reminders of their presence today include a major thoroughfare, Pico Boulevard, named in honor of Pio. Their paternal grandmother, María Jacinta de la Bastida, was listed in the 1790 census as mulata. Stevenson said what is important to note is that the Pico family originated from a town in Mexico, Sinaloa, where two-thirds of the inhabitants were of African descent. And that sort of mixing was not unusual. “In fact, a professor did a DNA study (in the last 20 years) in

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Northern Mexico and found that two-thirds of the people living in the region have African ancestry,” Stevenson said. Sinaloa was also one of the areas where the 44 Mexican settlers who helped found Los Angeles came from. About half of those pobladores, as they were called, were of African descent. Contemporary Afro Mexicans have migrated to the Pasadena area. Trying economic times have also prompted many younger Afro Mexicans to migrate northward to the U.S. seeking work, and Stevenson said they have landed in locations like Santa Ana in Orange County and the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., region. Jimenez Roman adds that while Afro Latinos are everywhere in the United States, there are larger pockets in regions like California’s Bay Area, Louisiana (helping rebuild New Orleans), Florida, Detroit, Chicago, other parts of the Midwest and the Carolinas. “There is a small community of Afro Mexicans who migrated across the border and are now working in processing plants in the Carolinas,” said Jimenez Roman pointing out there are African-descended people from Colombia, Panama, Guatemala and Brazil in the United States. For Afro Brazilian artist Bakari Santos, his arrival in Los Angeles was a just stopover during a backpacking journey to Europe 33 years ago; he visited a friend who is now the U.S. ambassador to Niger. He laughingly says, “I’m still on my way to Europe.” “I came here and had a tourist visa, and I found a job at the Brazilian Consulate,” said Santos, who ended up in America after graduating college in Brazil with a biology degree. “I spent 10 years with the consulate, then after 10 years, I was tired of working for the government.” So, Santos drew on his longtime artistic bent and began to focus on making a living with his art. “There were very few Brazilians in town at the time; the community who really helped me and gave me a good start was the African Americans,” recalls Santos, who at that time in the ’60s was still wearing his Afro. Santos, is an example of the types of Afro Latinos that will typically immigrate to America, said Jimenez Roman—middle or upper class with the resources to travel. Many Afro Latinos are relegated to the bottom of the economy in Latin America and just do not have the resources to do much more than subsist. They are often ignored, added the scholar, and she said that invisibility traditionally follows those who are able to immigrate to the United States. That’s one reason why it is so difficult to actually pinpoint exactly how many Afro Latinos are in the U.S. It’s also a reason that the AfroLatin@ Forum partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to promote a campaign that urged Afro Latinos to check both the Latino and Black boxes. “In the 2000 Census, there were 3 million Latinos who said they were Black; almost 2 million of them live in New York,” said Jimenez Roman. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Understanding the reality of living as an Afro Latino in a very Black and White America means recognizing and talking about the fact that the lighter a person is, the more likely that individual is to say they are White and downplay, underplay or even ignore their African roots. On the other end of the spectrum, there are the darker Afro Latinos, who Jimenez Romano say often live with or next to African American communities, intermarry with them and take on the African American identity. And then there is a third reality that is explored in a one-hour documentary, “The Neo-African Americans,” by Ghana-born filmmaker Kobina Aidoo that questions ethnic identification in the context of rapid, voluntary immigration from Africa and the Caribbean (and Latin America) to the United States that is transforming the “African American” narrative. From Somalis in Minnesota, to Trinidadians in New York, to Afro Cubans in Miami, to Nigerians in Maryland, the term “African American” means something unique to everyone. But the film asks if these individuals are considered African Americans. The film also includes interviews with social scientists, activists, and African, Caribbean and Afro Latino immigrants now living in cities across the United States. “The Neo-African Americans” analyzes the major issues arising from Black immigration—self-identification, income, Black-on-Black tensions, education, affirmative action and more. Afro Latinos are everywhere and have become an integral part of American society—the proliferation of players in Major League Soccer like Osvaldo Alonso and Juan Aguedelo—is a good example. But, as with those thought of as traditional African Americans, there are selfimage challenges related to race and ethnicity that must be addressed.


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Through DNA testing, a Danish scientist has determined that at least two of Christopher Columbus’ shipmates were Africans. From these findings, he deduced that they were the first Africans to set foot in the New World. The findings give us something to ponder on this Columbus Day, which is Monday. The DNA analysis was done on human bones excavated from a graveyard in La Isabela in the Dominican Republic, considered by some to be the first colonial town in the Americas. The town was founded in 1494 during Columbus’ second voyage to the New World. Since Africa, Asia and Europe were considered part of the Old World, the New World was composed of the Western Hemisphere, including the Americas. “African Americans have come to believe that their history began when the first slave ships docked in the mid-17th century, but our results suggest that it actually started far earlier, as the Europeans’ history on the continent did,” Hannes Schroeder of the

Centre of GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, was quoted as saying in the magazine NewScientist. Schroeder’s DNA analysis was published a little more than a year ago on Sept. 16, 2010, in a NewScientist article titled, “Graveyard DNA rewrites African American history.” According to the article by Shanta Barley, “Seventeen ships deposited 1,700 people—including farmers, builders and priests—on the part of the island of Hispaniola that today is the Dominican Republic. Within two years, all but 300 had died of starvation and diseases, and in 1498 the town was abandoned.” But Schroeder’s view of Black settlement in the New World does not explain the Negroid Olmec peoples in what is now Mexico and comes thousands of years after some contend that the African presence in the New World began. “Not only do the colossal Olmec stone heads resemble Black Africans from the Ghana area, but the ancient religious practices of the Olmec priests was similar to that of the West Africans, which included shamanism, the study of the Venus complex which was part of the tradition of the Olmecs as well as the Ono and Dogon people of West Africa, according to an article titled, “Black Civilizations of Ancient America (Muu-land), Mexico (Xi),” by Paul Barton on the website raceandhistory.com. “The language connection is of significant importance since it has been found out through decipherment of the Olmec script that the ancient Olmecs spoke the Mende language and wrote in the Mend script, which is still used in parts of West Africa and the Sahara to this day.” Barton believes that Africans had reached the socalled New World, or the Americas, “as early as 100,000 years ago” by way of the Bering Strait, and that their influence and settlements had spread to South America and the Caribbean Islands. “In fact, the region of Colombia and Panama were among the first places that Blacks were spotted by the first Spanish explorers to the Americas,” he writes. Barton also writes that there was ancient trade between the Americas and Africa. “The earliest trade and commercial activities between prehistoric and ancient Africa and the

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Americas may have occurred from West Africa and may have included shipping and travel across the Atlantic,” Barton writes. Attorney Legrand H. Clegg II in an article titled “Before Columbus: Black Explorers of the New World,” written in 2003, said: “The best evidence of the Black presence in America before Columbus comes from the pen of the ‘great discover’ himself. In his journal of the second voyage, Columbus reported that when he reached Haiti, the native Americans told him that Blackskinned people had come from the south and southeast in boats, trading in gold-tipped medal spears. At least a dozen other European explorers, including Vasco Nunez de Balboa, also reported seeing or hearing of ‘Negroes’ when they reached the New World. “ . . . Who were the Africans who sailed to America before Columbus? Indian scholar R.A. Jairazbhoy states that the earliest settlers were ancient Egyptians led by King Ramesis III during the 19th dynasty. “Ivan Van Sertima [considered the foremost authority on the African presence in ancient America] also believed that most of the explorers sailed from Egypt, but during the much later 25th dynasty. Many other scholars insist that the navigators came from West African nations such as Ghana, Mali and Songhay. “Whoever these Black people were, they most certainly sailed to America in ancient and medieval times and left a profound imprint on New World soil. As Jairazbhoy notes: ‘The Black (man) began his career in America not as slave but as master.’” Clegg can be reached at www.melanet.com/cleggseries, or 1-800-788-CLEG.

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A Los Angeles County coroner’s investigator testified on Wednesday that she retrieved 12 vials of the anesthetic propofol, along with a variety of prescription drugs, lotions and medical supplies from Michael Jackson’s rented Holmby Hills estate after the singer died. Jackson died June 25, 2009, from an overdose of the powerful sedative at age 50. Testifying in the involuntary-manslaughter trial of Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, coroner’s investigator Elissa Fleak said she went to Jackson’s home the night he died, and found various medications on a nightstand and glass table next to the singer’s bed. She said she also found a largely empty 20-milliliter bottle of propofol on the floor under the nightstand. Fleak testified that she also discovered prescription bottles of drugs including diazepam, Flomax and Lorazepam, several types of lotions and creams, oxygen tanks, latex gloves, alcohol swabs, an IV stand, catheters and a jug of urine, along with a syringe with the needle missing. Fleak told the seven-man, five-woman jury that she went back to the home on June 29, 2009, after Murray had been interviewed by police, and found three bags on the top shelf of a cabinet in the bedroom closet. The coroner’s investigator testified that she found a largely empty 100-milliliter bottle of propofol that was inside a saline bag when she opened one of the bags—a blue Costco bag—along with a 20-milliliter bottle of propofol that was essentially empty. In a light blue and brown Baby Essentials diaper bag, she found two 100-milliliter vials of propofol that appeared to be full and seven smaller 20-milliliter vials—three of which were opened, Fleak testified. Under questioning by Deputy District Attorney David Walgren, the coroner’s investigator agreed that one of the open vials was about 20 percent full, another was a little less than half full and a third was 15 to 20 percent full. She told jurors that she also found numerous other medical supplies inside the bags, including five of Murray’s business cards from his Houston clinic, a pulse oximeter, a plastic bag containing empty medical packages, three bottles of Lidocaine and two more bottles of Lorazepam. Thirty-six tubes of prescription lotion were also found in the cabinet, she said. Fleak—who is due back on the stand today for more questioning—said she also collected a saline bag and IV tubing from an IV stand in Jackson’s bedroom on June 29, 2009, that she had seen four days earlier. One of Jackson’s employees, Alberto Alvarez, testified last week that Murray grabbed vials from a nightstand and directed him to put them in a bag and then

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Funeral arrangements have been set for Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. at the First New Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1555 W. 108th St. in Los Angeles, for Washington Prep High School cheerleader Angela Gettis, 16, who collapsed at a football game at Fremont High and died later at the hospital. An autopsy is currently pending, but indications are the teen died of cardiac arrest. Witness Cameron Bonner reported that Gettis collapsed about 9 p.m. in the final moments of last Friday night’s game on the Fremont campus in the 7600 block of San Pedro Street. Washington staff performed CPR and Gettis was temporarily revived. After paramedics arrived she was taken to the hospital in cardiac arrest, but died three hours later. Bonner said Washington Prep had just tied the score with minutes to go in the game when Angela collapsed, and coaches and trainers ran to her side. “They had just tied the game up, and the cheerleaders were pumped up,” Bonner said. Angela appeared “to just pass out,” he said. “All of her friends were in a circle crying,” Bonner said. “It was so confusing, they were all so concerned about this little angel.” On Monday, students, parents, and teachers cel-

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ebrated Gettis’ life at a school memorial which was attended by nearly 250 people. Grief counselors were on hand to console students as well. During the memorial, the students and faculty released balloons to express the joy Angela brought them. Additionally, members of the football team signed a jersey and gave it to Angela’s family and plan to dedicate the season to her memory. Washington Prep Principal Todd Ullah said in a statement that Angela was a good student at the school and that there was nothing she enjoyed more than cheering. She did, however, have plans for the future. According to her friends and family, Gettis planned to become a forensic scientist after studying at a university in Texas. Family members believe an enlarged heart Angela was diagnosed with as a child may have contributed to her death, but according to Ullah, her cardiologist had cleared her to cheer.

Activist Wangari Maathai to be interred in Kenya on Saturday „ She chose cremation in order to save a tree BY FUNGAI MABOREKE GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Professor Wangari Wanjiku Maathai was recently cremated and her ashes interred per her request at a Kenyan educational institution dedicated to peace and the environment. She joins a small handful of Kenyans whose bodies are cremated, in a tradition that is fairly rare among Africans. It was her wish to avoid chopping down another tree for a casket. Instead, more than 5,000 seedlings will be planted countrywide in a program sponsored by the Green Belt Movement and the government. Professor Maathai died of ovarian cancer on Sept. 25 surrounded by her close family, following months of treatment.

Maathai was the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. Professor Maathai obtained a degree in biological sciences from Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan. (1964). She subsequently earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh (1966). She also pursued doctoral studies in Germany and the University of Nairobi, obtaining a Ph.D. (1971) from the University of Nairobi where she also taught veterinary anatomy. A Wangari Maathai Institute of Environmental Studies at Upper Kabete is planned at the school where she taught. There are also plans to demarcate a section of the Karura forest with trees planted in order to create a monumental structure to commemorate her. Maathai’s death comes at a time when Kenya is reporting record high cases of cancer, an ailment associated with the rich industrialized world. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for Kenyan women.

Hundreds of mourners paid their final respects to singer-actress Vesta Williams at West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Williams was found dead on Sept. 22 in an El Segundo hotel. Among mouners were actresses Jackee Harry, Anna Maria Horsford, Loretta Devine and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and members of the musical group Fourplay./Photo by Earl Gipson.

Murray trial from FEATURE STORY page 4 put that bag inside another bag. He also testified that Murray directed him to retrieve an IV bag from the IV stand and to put it into a blue bag, noting when he was shown a bottle of propofol in court that he believed it was the one he had seen inside the IV bag. Paramedic Richard Senneff, who treated Jackson after 911 was called, testified that he saw Murray with a bag in his hand, picking up items from the bedroom floor near a nightstand as paramedics were preparing to take Jackson to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where the singer was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. Another paramedic, Martin Blount, told jurors he saw Murray scoop up three bottles of Lidocaine from the bedroom floor and put them in a black bag. When Jackson died at age 50, the cardiologist was working for him at the rented mansion in Holmby Hills, where the pop star was staying while rehearsing for his 50 sold-out concerts in London dubbed “This Is It.” Prosecutors contend Murray gave Jackson propofol and then failed to monitor him, leaving his bedroom for at least 45 minutes to make phone calls and send emails. Defense attorneys maintain that Murray was weaning Jackson off the medication and that he gave him only a small amount of propofol, but Jackson “self-administered” a larger dose, killing himself instantly after the doctor left the room. Earlier Wednesday, prosecutors played for the jury a recording the doctor made of the singer about 1 1/2 months before his death, slurring his words and sounding heavily sedated. On the recording, a portion of which was played during opening statements last week, the singer’s barely recognizable voice is heard describing his hope that his planned “This Is It” concert series would be “phenomenal.”

“We have to be phenomenal,” Jackson says on the recording, which was recovered from Murray’s iPhone and was made on May 10, 2009. “When people leave this show, when people leave my show, I want them to say, ‘I’ve never seen nothing like this in my life. Go. Go. I’ve never seen nothing like this. Go. It’s amazing. He’s the greatest entertainer in the world.”’ His speech slurring, Jackson goes on to describe how he wants to use proceeds from the concerts to fund a “Michael Jackson’s Children’s Hospital.” “Gonna have a movie theater, game room,” he says on the recording. “Children are depressed. The—in those hospitals, no game room, no movie theater. They’re sick because they’re depressed. Their mind is depressing them. “I want to give them that. I care about them, them angels. God wants me to do it. God wants me to do it. I’m gonna do it, Conrad.” “... I’m gonna do that for them,” Jackson says on the recording. “That will be remembered more than my performances. ... I love them (children). I love them because I didn’t have a childhood. I had no childhood. “I feel their pain. I feel their hurt. I can deal with it. “Heal the World,’ ‘We Are the World,’ ‘Will You Be There,’ ‘The Lost Children,’ these are the songs I’ve written because I hurt, you know, I hurt.” At the end of the recording, Jackson could be heard saying, “I’m asleep.” Deputy District Attorney David Walgren contended during his opening statement last week that the recording was indicative of Murray’s treatment of the singer, showing that Jackson was regularly under heavy sedation. The prosecution witness said he also discovered a June 20, 2009, voice mail on Murray’s iPhone in which a man identifying himself as Jackson’s manager, Frank Dileo, says, “I’m sure you’re aware he had an episode last night. He’s sick ... I think you need to get a blood test on him. We (have) got to see what he’s doing.” Marx also confirmed that an email was sent by Murray at 11:17 a.m. the day Jackson died to an insurance company, in which the doctor denied media reports that the singer was suffering from a variety of medical ailments.


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ARKANSAS Eleven-year-old Demias Jimerson, a sixth-grade student from Malvern, Ark., has emerged as such a dominant running back that the Wilson Intermediate Football League has reinstated a bylaw called the “Madre Hill rule,” which bars him from scoring a touchdown if he has already scored three times and his team has a lead of 14 points or more. The rule is named after former University of Arkansas star and Oakland Raider Madre Hill, who, like Jimerson, played youth football in the Malvern area. Hill proved so adept at getting the ball into the end zone that the league devised the rule to try and keep scores from getting too out of hand. Now it has brought the same statute back for Jimerson, saying that the rule isn’t meant to punish him, but rather to ensure that the other 21 players on the field stay involved. The rule is only applicable to fifth- and sixthgraders so Jimerson, who has been known to score seven touchdowns in a single game, will not be under restriction next year when he advances to the seventh grade.

CALIFORNIA Actors Hill Harper and Harry Lennix have teamed with Pathways to Your Future to host the 15th anniversary Frontline Soldiers Awards breakfast on Oct. 15 at the Proud Bird restaurant in Los Angeles. For more than 20 years Pathways to Your Future has been on the front line providing comprehensive health, education and human supportive services to Los Angeles County foster and homeless youth. This year, proceeds from the breakfast will go toward providing permanent supportive housing for transitional age homeless youth, ages 18-24. Pathways is inducting 17 people who have made remarkable contributions over the years to the community into the Frontline Soldiers Hall of Fame. Among them are Congresswoman Maxine Waters;

ACROSS BLACK AMERICA Assemblyman Steve Bradford; Ted Watkins, CEO of the WLCAC; Marqueece Dawson of the Community Coalition; Percell Keeling & Apryl Sims, owners of Simply Wholesome Health Food Store and Restaurant, and several others. The community is invited to attend the breakfast, support the efforts of the organization and meet and greet other local leaders. For more information regarding the purchase of tickets, sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation, visit the website www.ptyf.org.

GEORGIA The Medicare Diabetes Screening Project, in collaboration with the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging, and the Metro Atlanta YMCA launched a diabetes scholarship to enroll 200 adults, ages 65 or older, with prediabetes who are overweight in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. The National Institutes of Health Diabetes Prevention Program research has shown that programs that help individuals lose a moderate amount of weight and increase their physical activity can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 71 percent among older adults. In Georgia, approximately 794,000 older adults, or 72 percent of those 65 or older, have diabetes or prediabetes. In this Atlanta-based initiative, locally known as the Get a Jump on Diabetes campaign, Medicare-aged residents are eligible to participate in the program at Metro Atlanta YMCAs at no cost, thanks to scholarships provided by Novo Nordisk. In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach helps older adults learn about improved eating habits, ways to increase physical activity and other changes that can lead to a healthier lifestyle.

OHIO Actress Julia Pace Mitchell, who stars as Sofia Winters on the top-ranking daytime drama, CBS’s “The Young & the Restless,” married business executive Stephen L. Hightower II in a wedding ceremony at the Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio. Mitchell has been a regular cast member on the soap since July 2010. She is a graduate of Howard University, the National Theatre Conservatory and has studied classical theatre at Oxford University. The groom, Hightower, is vice president of

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Strategic Affairs at Hightowers Petroleum Co., one of the largest minority-owned businesses in America, generating revenues of more than $157 million in 2010. He is a graduate of Ohio State University.

TENNESSEE The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced the appointment of Marie ChisholmBurns, Ph.D., as its next dean of the College of Pharmacy. Chisholm-Burns is currently professor and head of the department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. A nationally known investigator and educator, she built her reputation on expertise in improving health outcomes by novel methods of medication adherence and healthcare access. Chisholm-Burns will undertake her duties at the UT College of Pharmacy in the spring semester of the 2012 academic year. In her new role, she will be responsible for all four of the unversity’s missions—education, research, clinical care, and public service—at the College of Pharmacy locations in Memphis and Knoxville, and clinical training sites throughout the state. Chisholm-Burns is the first African American to be appointed dean of the 113-year-old UT College of Pharmacy. She is also the second African American to be named a dean in the university’s history.

NATIONAL The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that more than 160,000 students skip school every day because they fear being bullied by other students, and New Jersey has responded to this issue with anti-bullying legislation that will take effect statewide this school year. Corinne Foxx, daughter of actor and comedian Jamie Foxx, has organized Anti-Bullying Week at her school, featuring anti-bullying and youth leadership coach Travis Brown as the keynote speaker. Brown is currently on a nationwide school tour and is garnering support from Foxx. As he visits schools during the month of October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month, he will discuss New Jersey’s new anti-bullying legislation, the effects, and what he thinks can and cannot change because of this law.

NIA AT THE NEWSSTAND In the November issue, actor and expectant mother Nia Long gives Ebony an inside—and outside—look at her pregnancy. From her diary she reveals shocking news that made her knees buckle, and how she and her partner, Ime Udoka, are handling the changes and bracing for a new chapter in life. She also opens up to Ebony for the first time ever about her humble roots, reconnecting with family in the West Indies, raising her son, finding her life mate—and about the pregnancy that wasn’t suppose to happen. Features include Black migration, X-Factor’s L.A. Reid and Hip Hop’s Common, among others.

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Between The Lines „ Looking high—and low—for another ‘Great White Hope.’ BY ANTHONY ASADULLAH SAMAD OW CONTRIBUTOR

The Republican Party, in all its iterations, held its breath this week in anticipation that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would enter the race for the 2012 presidential election. Christie, after taking conservatives to the brink of hope, has decided not to run. So, the search continues to try to find somebody, anybody, that can successfully disrupt the re-election of President Barack Obama. The Republicans want to beat him. They wanna beat him bad. The Tea Party wants him to lose worse than they want to save the American people in this depressing economy. If Obama is the cure for America’s sickness, then they don’t want to take the medicine. If the president is the solution to the nation’s problems, the Tea Party doesn’t want those problems solved. They’ll collapse the country and start over rather than let Obama rebuild it. It’s become obvious that some of them hate Obama more than they love their country, and they’ve made it clear that they can’t do both. Country singer, Hank “Are You Ready for Some Footbaaalll?” Williams, gave the nation some insight into that mindset on Fox this past weekend when he compared President Obama to Hitler and called the president and Vice President Joe Biden “the enemy.” ESPN pulled Williams’ opening from the Monday Night Football game this week. We cannot escape that there is a panicked mentality out in the society that wants “a change” that has nothing to do with what’s best for the country. America is looking for hope—the Great White Hope—again. The Great White Hope mentality started 100 years ago when Jack Johnson won the heavyweight championship of the world in 1908 at the height of the postPlessy-v.- Ferguson Jim Crow era. Promoter Jack London put out a worldwide call for a Great White Hope to get the title belt back from Johnson, who associated with White women and was full of braggadocio at a time when his victories literally fueled race riots. That was the case after Johnson beat retired, previously undefeated heavyweight champion James Jeffries in the “Fight of the Century.” Two weeks after Johnson beat Jeffries (and collected $65,000), President Teddy Roosevelt wrote an editorial supporting a national ban on boxing. Johnson, who held the title until 1915, was considered the most notorious Black in America, for no other reason than that he was great at his craft. And he was holding what was called the “the White man’s title.” He lost to a Kansas “giant” named Jess Willard in a 45-round championship match fought in Havana, Cuba. Willard was 27. Johnson was 37, and out of shape. Johnson was knocked out in the 26th round, but had won all the rounds prior, to most people’s surprise. Rumors were that Johnson threw the fight to get Mann Act charges dropped so he could get back in the country. The point is that America never stopped trying to find the “hope” that could beat Jack Johnson. Then they found one. It’s been 100 years since Black America held a title White America wanted this badly. America, or some elements of America, are desperately looking for a

“hope” that can beat Barack Obama. It’s almost laughable some of the people that have been put up. A few were qualified, but most were not. They were just willing and hopeful…and far from great. First, it was Sarah Palin, then it was Donald Trump, then it was Michele Bachmann, then it was Rick Perry…later, it was Chris Christie. Who will be next now that Christie has taken his name out of the “hope” race. The last Great White Hope, Rick Perry, is fading fast after he was found camping at his “Niggerhead” ranch he leased. Some people are so desperate to send signals, they send the wrong ones. Perry must’ve forgotten new racism rule No. 1, no hate speech. He forgot Republicans don’t use that word anymore, at least not publicly. They use codified language. Whoever the next Great White Hope is has to know how to play the game. Obviously, Christie wasn’t ready to, or didn’t want to. They will find somebody, though. And not Herman Cain either. They tried that before with Alan Keyes. That’s how we got Obama in the first place. He beat the blackest White person the Republicans could find. Didn’t work. They need a real White person this time. It would help if they really were “great,” but it’s not a prerequisite. They just have to be White, hopeful and willing to take on Obama while carrying their same ole, same ole message. The only reason Obama is so despised is because he is so good at his craft. Too good and the Republicans know it. So they have to get him before a second term where he will likely become great at his craft. That’s the reality of unforgivable blackness. There has to be a Great White Hope out there somewhere to deal with this “Black holding the White man’s title” thing, and they intend to find him (or her). They’re also hoping Obama gets tired before the end of the fight in November 2012 and gets knocked out. Not likely. In the meantime, the search continues… 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.

Much ado about nuttin’ BY JULIANNE MALVEAUX NNPA COLUMNIST

In the wake of President Obama’s address to the Congressional Black Caucus, there are those who are making much ado about nothing, including the accusation that, by dropping his “g’s” the President was talking down to African Americans. Can this President kindly get a break. He is accused of distancing himself from the African American community, so he shows up at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference Saturday dinner. He stays around to shake hands. The cynical would, predictably, say he is campaigning. Others appreciate the gesture for what it is, attempted outreach. Yes, he tells folks to stop whining and to put on their marching shoes. Whining may have been a poor choice of words. Still, his focus when he was at the CBC was simple, “pass the jobs bill.” He has challenged

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Practical Politics „ October is Pan African Business (Culture) and Trade month in California BY DAVID L. HORNE OW CONTRIBUTOR

In 2010, State Senator Curren Price (D-26) authored a joint Senate Resolution to declare October as California’s Pan African Business and Trade Month. It was a great idea that got chewed up in the nasty state budget battles last year. Unofficially, however, we, the people, still see it that way—October is about the African Diaspora in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other parts of the state. In the City by the Bay, for instance, during October there is a busy schedule of activities sponsored by the city’s Museum of the African Diaspora, including the exhibition of the superb African American book collection of Leimert Park’s own Alden and Mary Kimbrough, and Folktales and Dancing Across the Diaspora. Here in Los Angeles, the seat of advocacy for the Decade of the African Diaspora, as reported in Our Weekly several times, we still miss Mr. James Burks’ African Marketplace, which for many years brought outstanding African arts, crafts, musical theater and fabrics to Angelenos. These days, Burks is working with the two business-cultural giants of October in L.A., Ernest Dillihay’s “Shaping Black Culture in the Diaspora: An Ark for the 21st Century,” and the even larger and far-reaching Pan African Global Business and Trade Conference organized and coordinated by Rev. Al Washington, the Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce, and the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC). The latter, now an internationally recognized non-governmental organization of some influence, started in Los Angeles.

Republicans to respond to the greatest need in our nation right now, the need to create jobs, and he was absolutely firm in his focus. What is there to fuss about? Still, the president’s speech has been fodder for critics, both on the left and on the right. Those accused of “whining” are annoyed by the perceived condescension on the part of the president. Those who think he should never acknowledge an African American constituency are also peeved. And so the legions of lowlifes, also known as conservative talk show hosts, are having fun with the president’s speech. Few have dealt with the substance. There is a jobs bill in play, and it will cost us nearly $450 billion. It will put teachers, construction workers, and others back to work. It’s a viable plan that doesn’t offer everything, but it is a step in the right direction. Can we focus on the substance, not the rhetoric? President Obama must be frustrated, because I surely am. With Black unemployment inching toward one-third of the population, how can we continue to afford the political stalemate that strangles progress? Why is anybody involved in a picayune debate that parses every word, and every inflection, without dealing with the substance of those words? President Obama has been stuck someplace between a rock and a hard place since his election.

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Because of the major renovations now occurring in Leimert Park’s Vision Theater Complex, “Shaping” this year will re-focus on a smaller program than usual. This is its seventh year of operation, and it remains one of the principle celebrants of Los Angeles’ unofficial International African Diaspora Day, Oct.9. The day was declared four years ago by a coterie of African descendant artists, musicians, scholars, thespians, critics and culturalists who see Los Angeles as a continuing center of African Diaspora creativity. The day fits right into October as African Diaspora Month, and “Shaping” will present an inside view of the status of African Diaspora culture in Los Angeles. It will include interviews with cultural artists and celebrities, an important lecture to illuminate the dimensions of the Decade of the African Diaspora, its continuing Siggi Dimanche Series on Francophone perspectives, as well as an intensive look at the Horn of Africa and its challenges and triumphs. The Shaping programs begin at noon on Saturday and Sunday at 3349 W. 43rd Place. They are free to the public. The second year of the Pan African Global Business and Trade Conference will really be a big deal this go-round, although its inaugural launch in 2010 was no slouch. Supported by Senator Price, the African Union (Ambassador Amina S. Ali, the AU’s principal representative to the U.S., standing for 54 African countries, is one keynote speaker), and numerous commercial interests, this gathering is a magnificent opportunity to learn about Africa in an entirely different way. It will be held again at California State University, Dominguez Hills, in Carson, from Oct. 13-15, and it will again reinvigorate the desultory dialogue between continental Africans and members of the African Diaspora. Included in the conversation of panel presentations, exhibits, displays and reports will be a diversity of business, commercial banking and tourism representatives, including our own L.A. Harbor associates. Our San Pedro and Long Beach ports still account for more than one-third of the commercial shipping in the U.S.A., and bringing

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He inherited a broken economy and had few tools with which to fix it. He also has a conciliatory demeanor, which makes him a poor negotiator when his effort is to find consensus with those who have openly promised to oppose him. Had he been firmer in his first two years, he might have had a different legislative demographic to deal with in these last two years of his first term. Now, he faces a hostile House of Representatives, some who say their goal is to deny him a second term, even to the peril of our nation. Our president’s difficulties do not earn him carte blanche from those who answer to their constituencies–jobless, foreclosed on, insecure. There must always be room for principled criticism. On the other hand, our president’s challenges should not earn him this micro-inspection of his every word, his every nuance. I think that when President Barack Obama was at the CBC he was “home,” and he expressed himself as if he were home—candid, fiery, frustrated, and focused. I applaud the president for his words, and for his presence at the CBC. At the same time, I stand with those like Maxine Waters (D-CA) who want more, faster, and targeted. Seasoned politicians understand the space in which our president operates, and sea-

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YOU’VE GOT FRIENDS IN THE BUSINESS Is your minority or woman-owned business ready for the inside track to success in the retail industry? We’re looking for stars like you! The Workshop at Macy’s is now accepting applications for our Spring 2012 Program. Select high-potential participants will take part in a 4.5-day intensive training course, led by Macy’s seasoned pros and star partners, and designed to help you succeed and sustain growth in the retail industry. For more information and how you can be a part of it, go to macysinc.com/workshop. Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter

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Shop but don’t drop A car crashed through an entrance to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall Wednesday morning and teetered on a walkway over the first floor. No one was hurt. The mall, located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., was not open at the time of the accident. Firefighters with an urban search and rescue team worked to remove the car from the building. The car apparently came through glass doors and about 100 feet into the mall before lodging itself near the escalators. The driver was apparently was uninjured./Photo by Gregory Everett for Who Shot Ya?


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Starbucks to share wealth with Urban League, Abyssinian Corp. „ New program will put funds into communities BY CYNTHIA E. GRIFFIN OW MANAGING EDITOR

When Starbucks Coffee Co. closed its store on the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, the Los Angeles Urban League started asking questions. Some two years later, those questions have morphed into a new business model that Starbucks, the L.A. Urban League and the Harlem-based Abyssinian Development Corp. announced Tuesday. Under this new model, for a three-year period, Starbucks will donate a minimum of $100,000 out of the profits from two of its stores to each of the nonprofit groups for use to help bolster programs in the communities the two organizations serve. In Los Angeles, the bustling Starbucks at Crenshaw Boulevard and Coliseum Street will serve as the focal point, and in New York, the store at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue will support Abyssinian. “Starbucks is partnering with two organizations doing heroic work to address the economic, social and education challenges in their communities,” said Howard Schultz, president, chairman and CEO,

Starbucks Coffee Co. “These two partnerships are intended to help us learn how our company can successfully join with change-making community organizations in a localized, coordinated and replicable way.” “Starbucks is taking the lead in very tough economic times. They fully recognize and appreciate the need for collaboration between forward-thinking organizations from the for-profit and nonprofit sectors,” said Blair H. Taylor, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League. “This 21st-century partnership makes tremendous sense, since the Los Angeles Urban League is fundamentally committed to transforming communities through our holistic model, Neighborhoods@Work™. Howard Schultz has fully embraced the notion of Starbucks playing a vital role in rebuilding communities. Our hope is that this powerful relationship–which allows communities to receive contributions from Starbucks through nonprofit agencies–will be replicated by other companies across the nation.” The program begins this month, and according to Urban League spokesperson Chris Strudwick-Turner, the funding will allow the nonprofit to do some things it has not been able to do in this shaky economic climate.

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Diversion not jail „ Programs steer offenders away from sex trafficking BY GREGG REESE OW CONTRIBUTOR

“Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness.” —Lysander Spooner (1808-1887) American abolitionist, anarchist, and legal theorist. Over the past few decades prostitution, like other segments of society, has undergone a process of politicalization. As a result, it has gained supporters who advocate for the legalization of the sex industry in order to secure more humane working conditions for those employed therein, building upon the rationale that efforts at eradication that have happened almost since the dawn of civilization have failed thus far. At the same time, their polar opposites rally against this oldest of professions by underscoring the direct links between pornography and sexual commerce that exploits society’s less fortunate individuals; not to mention the threat to public health. Far from merely being an economic exchange of currency for services between consenting adults, they allege prostitution often attaches itself to the unsavory social ills of violence, narcotic abuse, and class oppression. Contemporary activists have even likened this current manifestation to the by-gone era practices of slavery and indentured servitude. Regardless of what side one chooses to be on, the social impact of prostitution forces governmental involvement in one form or the other. Locally, the city attorney’s office has become drawn into the fray through the prompting of both community members and the L.A. Police Department. This was due specifically to the influx of sexual trafficking, initially along the Figueroa corridor from about 120th Street north to Vernon Avenue, and then to Western Avenue after police intervention pushed the activity there. Deputy City Attorney Sharee Sanders of the city’s Neighborhood Prosecutor Program (NPP) talked about her office’s activities in the wake of civil and law enforcement complaints. Once NPP’s primary focus on prosecution and adjudication has been attended to, “diversion” programs have been devised to channel offenders away from illicit behaviors. Simply put, a diversion program endeavors to help the offender avoid prosecution, while simultaneously providing relief to the courts, police departments, and probation offices crunched by an already overwhelmed legal system. Diversion programs are tailored both for prostitutes and “johns,” with the major difference being that prostitutes may enroll in these programs for free, while their customers must pay for classes. Both

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tracts include education about sexually transmitted diseases and other issues, while sex workers may be diverted to substance abuse counseling, classes on self-esteem, career training, and other avenues offering viable alternatives to life on the streets. Concrete numbers regarding the success rate for reforming prostitutes were not available, but Sanders offered tangible evidence for the opposite end of the diversion program. She states that over the last four years “only two out of almost 200 arrestees have reoffended,” ample proof of the value of the plan. In spite of this success, economic woes have affected their efforts, as Sanders notes. “Because of budget cuts, we’ve lost more than half of our neighborhood prosecutors,” she said, pointing out that staff attorneys have shrunk from 24 attorneys to just seven. Outspoken community activist Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope is among those focusing of the problem of prostitution within the community. Alluding to his past as a former gang member who encountered adverse experiences with law enforcement and other representatives of authority, he suggests that a good percentage of people in need have difficulty relating to those officially sanctioned to reach out to them. “It’s critical to have culturally-sensitive programs to reach the at-risk populace, including streetwalkers,” he explained. The targeted segment might be better served he suggests, via community-based venues more sensitive to the needs of those they seek to reach. “These are our mothers, sisters, daughters, our neighbors. They are not ‘outsiders,’ they’re ‘insiders,’” Ali said. He attributes his success as an activist to the trust he’s built up within the community, and as such he is less willing (than the powers that be) to criminalize women who need help. “As a community, we should strive to lift them up, instead of rushing to call the police.”

Post office closures set The United States Postal Service will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. today on the potential closure of several post offices in Inglewood at Inglewood City Hall, Community Room A, 1st Floor, One West Manchester Blvd. U.S. Postal representatives will be on hand to explain the findings of their discontinuance feasibility study and address community concerns.

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Newsbriefs Judge overturns murder sentence after finding witness lied A man who served 17 years in prison for murder was ordered released by Compton Superior Court Judge Kelvin D. Filer last week. Obie Anthony, 37, became a free man Friday Obie Anthony after Filer concluded that the key witness against him lied to the jury. Anthony had steadfastly proclaimed his innocence while in prison. The witness, John Jones, admitted that he wasn’t sure about what part, if any, Anthony and co-defendant Reggie Cole had played in the 1994 murder at a brothel where Felipe Gonzalez Angeles was killed. Cole was freed in May and was in court when Anthony was ordered set free. Filer was stern in his criticism of prosecutors in the case for failing to reveal that they had offered Jones a deal in exchange for his testimony against Anthony and Cole. Prosecutor Scott Collins maintained that there was no deal in exchange for testimony. He said Jones’ lighter sentence for pimping and pandering was merely a thank-you for cooperating in the investigation. The case was caused to be reopened by investigators from the Northern California Innocence Project. Female cannibal as ‘Hannibal’ An ex-model-turned-cannibal who killed her husband almost two decades ago and cooked and ate parts of his body was denied on early release from prison Wednesday. Omaima Aree Nelson immigrated

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to the United States from Egypt in 1986. She was convicted of murdering William E. Nelson, 56, over Thanksgiving weekend in 1991. They had been married a month. Nelson claimed her husband raped her the night Omaima Aree Nelson before she killed him. She thus became the first Orange County defendant to use the “battered wife” defense. During her trial, law-enforcement officials compared Nelson to Hannibal Lecter, the fictional killer in the film, “The Silence of the Lambs.” The murderer was sentenced to a term of 27 years to life, which she has been serving at California Central Women’s Prison in Chowchilla for 20 years. Randolph J. Pawloski, senior deputy district attorney, who helped prosecute Nelson, was at the parole hearing to oppose her early release. Shuttlesworth, civil rights pioneer, dies Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, civil rights pioneer and activist as well as co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) died Wednesday in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala. He was Rev. Fred 89. Shuttlesworth Rev. Shuttleworth founded the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, which in 1956 challenged the practice of segregated busing in the state. The next year, he joined forces with Dr. Maritn Luther King Jr. and other leaders to create SCLC.

Board of Supervisors vote against second Latino majority district „ Issue may end up in court CITY NEWS SERVICE

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 last week to approve a redistricting plan that leaves boundaries largely unchanged and does not create a second Latino-majority district. Supervisor Gloria Molina was the sole vote against the plan recommended by the county’s Boundary Review Committee (BRC), also called A3.

Both Molina and Supervisor Mark RidleyThomas had submitted alternative proposals, each of which would create a second, Latino-majority district in the county. But Ridley-Thomas ultimately voted to support the BRC’s plan after the two alternatives were defeated. If the board had been unable to muster the four votes needed to approve any of the plans, the decision, by law, would have been made by a committee comprised of District Attorney Steve Cooley, County

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Redistricting from NEWS page 12 Assessor John Noguez and Sheriff Lee Baca. Ridley-Thomas and his colleagues wanted to avoid that. That was one reason he voted with colleagues to approve A3. “Rather than put (redistricting) into an untested, uncertain, potentially quite partisan arena,” he said, “it’s better to put it in a much more appropriate place, the courts,” which is where Ridley-Thomas said he believed the matter would ultimately be decided. On that issue, he and Molina seem to agree. As Molina made the case for her alternative redistricting map, she referred repeatedly to Garza vs. the County of Los Angeles, which generated a 1990 ruling that the Latino community had been denied an equal opportunity to participate in the political process and forced the county to redraw its district boundaries. Those maps resulted in Molina’s election as the board’s first Latina representative. Molina insisted the board had an “obligation” to create a second Latino majority district in Los Angeles County to comply with the federal Voting Rights Act. “It was predictable for this board,” Molina said, referring to the final vote, “which is very unfortunate. I thought that we put a very compelling case before them.” An estimated 1,300 Angelenos turned out to support their favorite among the competing plans to redraw the county’s five supervisorial districts. More than 900 signed up to speak. Overflow crowds were seated in rooms around the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration and in folding chairs under a tent outside, waiting their turn. The county is required to redraw boundaries once every 10 years to reflect U.S. Census data. The 2010 federal count showed that Latinos make up 48 percent of the county population, up from 45 percent in 2000, and more than a third of the county’s potential voters. Many from the Latino community argued that the A3 map maintains a status quo that disenfranchises them as voters. They recalled a time, before the Voting Rights Act led to more Latino elected officials, when many of their needs—for healthcare, transportation and public safety—went unmet. But those opposed to the creation of a second Latino-majority district argued that race should not be the basis for drawing districts and that Molina and Ridley-Thomas’ proposals would destroy other important communities of interest and relationships

that have been cultivated over many years. Others have argued that creating a second Latino district amounts to gerrymandering on the basis of race. But Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, disagreed. “It isn’t about race, it’s about fair representation in Los Angeles County,” he said. Councilman Eric Garcetti, who is running to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, stepped out of a meeting of the Los Angeles City Council to appear before the board and echo that sentiment. “We have before us a chance to make history,” Garcetti said. He called upon the board to support either Molina or Ridley-Thomas’ plan “to make sure that we have a fair playing field for everybody. We need, in this city and in this county, to make sure that we have representation that mirrors what our city is like and what our county is like.” Hundreds of other citizens, from high school students to seniors, representing communities of all races, spoke out on both sides before the vote. Supervisor Michael Antonovich frequently had to call for quiet in the hearing room. Barred from cheering speakers they endorsed, many in the audience raised signs reading, “Follow the numbers. Follow the law.” Lawsuits have been threatened by both sides and Molina seemed to be preparing for that eventuality yesterday, inviting law professors and activists to provide what she characterized as “expert testimony” on the Voting Rights Act. Professor Matt Barreto, associate professor of political science at the University of Washington, argued yesterday that a review of election data shows that Latino and non-Latino voters are polarized in their voting habits. That assertion is key to determining whether the Voting Rights Act would require a second Latino-majority district. It is a point that Molina emphasized during a presentation she made following the public testimony. She cited analysis of 27 recent elections that showed that, on average, 71 percent of Latinos voted together for Latino candidates, while 70 percent of non-Latinos voted against those same candidates. The county’s newly approved plan “ensures that Latinos will consistently be unable to elect a candidate of their choice,” Molina said. But Laura Brill of Kendall, Brill and Kleiger, hired by the county to analyze the redistricting issue, disagreed with that interpretation. She has previously said that the “Voting Rights Act does not create a right to control election outcomes in a particular district.” She has also indicated that election data is subject to differing interpretations and that the choice of particular elections may be critical to the legal analysis.

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CareNow is a nonprofit organization formed to bring help and hope to the uninsured and underserved in America’s urban communities. The organization works with local community resources and volunteers to produce free clinics providing comprehensive medical, dental, and vision care to individuals and families who are without access to the healthcare they need. There is no cost for the services provided. Clinics are staffed by professional and general volunteers, and supported by donations—both financial and in-kind—from local and national supporters. Last October, CareNow partnered with Maria Shriver to produce the Modern House Call, a free clinic in Long Beach. Prior to that, the same team of local providers and organizers collaborated with Remote Area Medical to produce two large free clinics in Los Angeles. Together, these three events served 15,330 L.A. residents and provided 36,120 medical, dental and vision services—free care valued at more than $7.1 million. This year, the same group of dedicated community stakeholders and CareNow’s team of volunteers will undertake yet another groundbreaking effort. CareNow will transform the Los Angeles Sports Arena into a giant clinic to provide free healthcare services to men, women and children needing medical, dental and vision care. CareNow is looking for healthcare professionals from those fields to volunteer for the event. Volunteers may sign up for half day or full day shifts. The event will take place on Oct. 20-23, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Sports Arena, located at 3939 S. Figueroa St.

“Los Angeles is an epicenter of healthcare need, but there is much we can accomplish together to meet that need,” said Don Manelli, president of CareNow. “There are vast healthcare resources in our community eager to help, and we’re expanding our services with every event, providing not only quality care but continuing care for those who need it. Our success depends on medical professionals who are willing to donate their time.” In addition to professionally trained medical specialists, CareNow is looking for non-medical volunteers to help register patients, manage patient flow and assist professional staff. For more information or to register as a medical or non-medical volunteer, please visit www.CareNowUSA.org. “The Los Angeles medical, vision and dental communities have shown an amazing level of commitment, from our local medical and dental schools and businesses, to individual volunteers and the entertainment community, we have received overwhelming support,” said Manelli. To date, CareNow has confirmed the following sponsors and partners: Bill Maher, Mark Gordon, Jason Flom, Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, L.A. Care Health Plan, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Geffen School of Medicine of UCLA, VSP Vision Care, Marisa Foundation, Live Nation, Molina Healthcare, Southside Coalition of Community Clinics, Los Angeles Dental Society, VOSH, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Henry Schein Dental, Western Reserve University, Southern California School of Optometry, and more than 50 other healthcare organizations, manufacturers and suppliers. CareNow is also seeking in-kind donations, including bottled water/refreshments, food, pharmaceuticals (excluding narcotics) ultrasound equipment, dental, vision and medical supplies. While most supplies and equipment are donated, there are significant expenses in putting on such an event and contributions are still needed. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to provide an in-kind donation, please contact Adrian Marquez at (323) 202-1453 or adrian.marquez@edelman.com.


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Poverty, payday loans: communities Drama at the Slauson Swapmeet take action to fight predatory lending „ Vendors concerned about legal wranglings regarding ownership BY CHARLENE CROWELL NNPA COLUMNIST

Earlier this week new data from the U.S. Census Bureau announced that 46 million Americans now live in poverty; it is the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published. Since 2007, poverty has increased in 46 states and today affects one of every four American children. As it grips more and younger Americans, there is also evidence that poverty is speaking with a southern accent. The South is now home to 1.5 million of the 2.6 million people who became poor from 2009 to 2010. In the meantime, the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee all have a higher per capita concentration of payday loan shops than elsewhere in the U.S. Moreover, in these same states where unemployment hovers at 10 percent or higher, triple-digit interest payday loan rates run as high as 574 percent. Missouri is the only state outside of the South with more than five payday stores per 10,000 households. Anyone living from paycheck to paycheck or in the worst of circumstances—just trying to get by from one day to another—is vulnerable to a product that seems to offer them a way to get groceries on the table or keep the electricity on. But after that first loan, the payday lending debt trap makes getting those needs met even harder. With a profusion of local payday stores strategically located in low-income neighborhoods, the payday loan business model depends on borrowers who are unable to both repay the lender and have enough money to make it to the next payday. The trap of recycled debt is also how billions are taken each year from poor people. Earlier this year, “Payday Loans Inc.,” a research report by the Center for Responsible Lending found that payday loan borrowers are indebted for more than half of the year on average, even though each individual payday loan typically must be repaid within two weeks. Among these borrowers, a significant share (44 percent), even after paying their loan back several times, ultimately default. The default results in already financially stretched families owing even more fees to the payday lender and their bank. Fortunately, in 17 other states and the District of Columbia, laws have been enacted to cap these high-cost loans with double-digit interest. In three of these states (Arizona, Montana and Ohio), voters brought about the change through referendums that state officials either could not or would not do legislatively. Now some cities are choosing to either rein in payday lending by enacting local ordinances or offer alternative small dollar loan programs. For example, when the Texas Legislature failed to enact meaningful payday reform, the Dallas City Council unanimously passed an ordinance this June that changed both loan terms and the amount of loans. City Council Member Jerry Allen, sponsor of the ordinance told the Dallas Morning News, “They [Texas Legislature], chose to take a very limited

action, and we chose to do the most we can at our city level. This is as strong a set of teeth that we can put into this, and it sends a message that we will not tolerate our citizens being taken advantage of.” As a result, the city of Dallas imposes payday loan limits and restrictions on store locations that will also limit how many payday stores can be located near residences and highways. Fair Community Credit, a new nonprofit corporation in Kansas City, is working with a local bank, service organizations and a church to offer lowincome borrowers access to loans at interest rates no higher than 36 percent. To assure that funds are utilized as intended, credit and income requirements are used to screen loan applications. And in the Big Apple, a new program called “Borrow and Save” is teaching low-income borrowers that they too can save money and lessen the financial need for loans. “It’s a common misconception that low-income people can’t save, and through this (program) we hope to offer a much-needed product that also incentivizes positive behavior and shows our members that they can save,” said Audia Williams, CEO at Union Settlement Federal Credit Union at the news conference where the program was announced. Other partners include credit unions operating in East Harlem and in the South Bronx–both affiliates of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions. These local initiatives remind me of an adage as old as it is true: ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way.’ Charlene Crowell is a communications manager with the Center for Responsible Lending. She can be reached at Charlene.crowell@responsiblelending.org.

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Since 1986, West African immigrants Eric Duda and his older brother Don, have run Amina, a boutique shop that features mostly African and West Indian products, including incense, body oils, arts, music, and clothing, with relatively few problems inside the Korean-owned Slauson Swapmeet. Together they account for one of only two Black vendors at the swap meet that caters to a heavily African American clientele. The swap meet is known as much for its wide selection and cheap prices as it is for the Korean shop owners who shout in thick accents, “You buy from me, I give you good deal!” But around noon on Friday, Sept. 9, a wave of panic swept through the 176,853-square-foot building, located at 1600 W. Slauson Ave., and its 110 vendors, when strangers showed up with legal documents explaining to the vendors that they were not to make their monthly lease payments to swap meet owners Michael and Sandra Yoon. Instead, the vendors were told to send their monthly lease, utility payments, and standing monthly $258 payment for the swap meet’s security guards to Charles Hokanson, who was simply listed as the “attorney for judgment creditors.” “I didn’t know what this was about,” said Eric. “I know in the past the owners have had some legal issues and have been sued before, but receiving these papers ... came out of the blue, and I think shocked all of the vendors in here.” According to the Los Angeles Superior Court

Supervisors call for Practical Politics Coliseum audit The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to have the county auditor-controller to audit the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission and, if necessary, to serve as the interim chief financial officer of the commission. There have been numerous allegations of financial mismanagement at the facility. The vote came on a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Don Knabe. “The future of the Coliseum is now at stake,” Ridley-Thomas, a Coliseum commissioner, said. “The county, as one of the three partners managing the facility, is bound by fiduciary duty to protect the interests of its residents. The auditor-controller, therefore, is both appropriate and well-equipped to help the Coliseum Commission get on the right track,” he said. “We need to mobilize any and all resources to maintain the long-term financial stability of the Coliseum,” said Supervisor Knabe, who also serves as the vice president of the Coliseum commission. “A thorough and complete audit will ensure that we get the Coliseum back on track and honor its history and the important role it will continue to play in the Los Angeles region.”

from OPED page 8 Africa and the African Diaspora more into that mix is a current priority for L.A. Harbor interests. Other sponsors include UCLA’s Globalization CenterAfrica, the L.A. Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy, and many more. This conference will produce very practical and programmatic strategies, not just lip service and intentions. This is a how-do-we-get-it-done gathering, not a talkfest. The follow-through and strength of this conference can and should be measured by its operational outcomes. You can stay up with current information, including the very substantial conference itinerary, by going to its website at, www.panafricanglobaltradeconference.com, and by working with the resulting projects. For example, it is already known that some conference participants will establish a Pan African Business and Trade Center in Los Angeles, as a reference model for the rest of the African Diaspora. There will be training opportunities in international commerce, internships, economic networking, and very serious business going on. For those interested in concrete steps to move Africa and the African Diaspora ahead, this is the conference to attend. It’s no bull. Professor David L. Horne is founder and executive director of

documents, the Yoons, owners of the Slauson Swapmeet since it first opened in 1986, failed to pay their monthly lease of $155,766.19 on Oct. 20, 2010, to Kayla Properties, LLC, prompting Kayla to file a lawsuit against the couple on Nov. 3, 2010. Subsequently, the Yoon’s were ordered to pay the back rent, the plaintiff’s attorney fees, court and other fees. Hence, the order for the subtenants to pay their rent directly to the attorney. The Yoon’s have exercised two of three options to extend the term of the original lease, and the current lease doesn’t expire until 2015. When Kayla Properties purchased the land on April 12, 2006, for $12,600,000, the Yoon’s original lease was transferred to them. Seemingly recession proof, the Slauson Swapmeet has the capacity to host 129 subtenants who heretofore paid a monthly lease to the Yoon’s, who in turn paid Kayla Properties. Of the 129 spaces, about 19 are currently vacant. Still, the Yoons collect about $330,312 monthly from 110 tenants. The median rents for a subtenant are between $2,500 and $3,000—a small percentage of their monthly intake from selling popular items to mainly African American and Latino customers, including gold trunk jewelry, colored contact lenses, designer knockoff purses, lingerie, cell phones, hair extensions, car rims, shoes, and clothes. A spokesman said the principal owners of Kayla Properties were out of the country and no one was available to speak on the record. While the fate of the Yoon’s ownership of the Slauson Swapmeet beyond their lease extension is up in the air, there’s no need for shoppers to panic. That’s because regardless of the judgment, the swap meet continues to be open Sunday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

PAPPEI, the Pan African Public Policy and Ethical Institute, which is a new 501(c)(3) pending community-based organization or non-governmental organization (NGO). It is the stepparent organization for the California Black Think Tank which still operates and which meets every fourth Friday. DISCLAIMER: The beliefs and viewpoints expressed in opinion pieces, letters to the editor, by columnists and/or contributing writers are not necessarily those of OurWeekly.

Malveaux from OPED page 8 soned politicians understand that while the Tea Party is pushing hard to the right, there are those who must push to the left. And still, there is a bottom line. Support this president for all of what he stands for. Offer principled criticism for ways he can do better. The criticism shouldn’t be about dropping his “g’s” or scolding Black folk. The criticism ought to be about ideas, proposals, effort and outcomes. The flap about President Obama’s speech is much ado about nuttin’ (g’s deliberately dropped). What will we do to help the jobs bill pass? Right now that’s the bottom line. Julianne Malveaux is president of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina.


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at 5pm. Create a poster that embodies the red ribbon week theme: “The Way to Be is Drug Free.” Free. For information, call (310) 952-1705.

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MENTORING PROGRAM. Sons of Abraham hosts a free male mentoring program for young men between the ages of 7 and 17 at First United Methodist Church, 304 E. Spruce Ave. Inglewood, from 6:30-8pm. For information, call (866) 4071532.

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AV. Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of L.A. County hosts a free Foreclosure Prevention Clinic at 6:30pm at the San Fernando Valley NeighborWorks Homeownership Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd., #9, Pacoima. For information, call (213) 381-2862.

THEATRE SYMPOSIUM. Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT) invites the public to attend a free, in-depth, three-day theater symposium of play readings and panel discussions at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., L.A., at 6:30pm. The symposium will feature a networking mixer, as well as an introductory presentation, “Theorizing Black Theatre,” by Henry D. Miller, Ph.D. For information and reservations, visit www.ebonyrep.org.

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What? You didn’t know that October is Black Movie Month? And you’re asking, exactly what does that mean? Don’t we have Black History Month in February? So, why do we need a month for Black movies? In case you haven’t noticed, movies by and about Blacks are on the decline in Hollywood. Last year’s Academy Awards show pointed a glaring finger at Hollywood’s movers and shakers because of the absence of films by or about Blacks and other ethnic groups. Hollywood’s response was that there was no Academy-worthy films released by these groups to merit such recognition. Maybe that’s why Best Supporting Actor Nominee Eddie Murphy (“Dream Girls,” 2006) is hosting this year’s Academy Awards show to prove they “like us, they really like us.” There is a new movement under way to establish October as Black Movie Month. The objective is to increase awareness and bring the significant contributions of Black cinema to the forefront. Film Life, Inc. and Black Enterprise magazine, along with Uptown magazine, have teamed up to present Black Movie Month. Black Movie Month is an online campaign to rally global audiences in support of Black Cinema. Its purpose is to celebrate and heighten awareness of films made by and about persons of African descent, and stimulate sales of Black movies across varied platforms, demonstrating the economic viability and influence of Black audiences. The initiative will be centered on the following six calls to action: Go see a movie, buy DVDs, stay informed about what’s going on in Hollywood, engage in dialogue, make your own movie, or support someone else’s, and speak up, let your voice be heard. Add your name to a petition to Hollywood studios. You can visit www.blackmoviemonth.com and add your name to the petition by clicking on the “Speak Up” section. While on the site you will learn information about current and upcoming Black movies and movies from our rich past. This is the site that will keep you informed and up to date. Writer/producer/director and actor Melvin Van Peebles, who took Hollywood by storm with his film 1971 film, “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,” makes a personal plea in a featured video for Blacks to support Black films and filmmakers. And you, too, have an opportunity to add your voice by submitting a video. It is an exciting site, one you’ll visit

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again and again. Jeff Friday, CEO of Film Life Inc. and founder of the American Black Film Festival, in a recent interview, stated: “In recent years, there has been a dramatic reduction of Black films produced within the Hollywood system. While a number of Black artists are now household names, overall Black culture has been marginalized and missing in motion pictures.” The goal of the petition is to collect 200,000 names in 31 days so that studios and independent film financiers can take notice of a united voice. “We hope this effort will lead to an increase in production of films targeted to African American audiences,” Friday added. Derek Dingle, editor in chief of Black Enterprise magazine says: “It (Black Movie Month) represents the promotion of Black cinema, the celebration of Black entrepreneurship and a call to action for all filmgoers to support diverse cinematic experiences at the box office. It further demonstrates that Black filmmakers, producers, financiers and consumers have the creative prowess and financial wherewithal to bring quality films to the big screen and an array of distribution channels so our voices can be heard and experiences shared. “Black Enterprise fully supports Jeff Friday and Film Life Inc. in initiating this groundbreaking event that serves as homage to past filmmakers and a vehicle for exposure for today’s filmmakers and generations to come.” Throughout the month of October consumers can visit www.blackmoviemonth.com to participate in trivia contests, find recommendations on film-related articles and books, chat live and learn about upcoming theatrical, DVD and digital releases. Gail can be reached at gail@hollywoodbychoice.com.

WESTCHESTER FIESTA. Every first Friday L.A. Carnival Parade in association with the 87th Street Merchants Group hosts it’s Caribbean Carnival “First Fridays” Outdoor Gourmet Food Truck event along 87th Street., in Westchester from 4-9pm. For information, contact Marikel (310) 410-0174

OCTOBER 8 COMMUNITY FESTIVAL. Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) partners with Charlie’s Angels Motorcycle Club (CAMC) for its first Cancer and Health Awareness Community Festival from 10am-5pm at 10950 S. Central Ave., L.A. The event will offer low-income families free services such as mammograms, cholesterol, blood pressure, and AIDS testing. Vendors, workshops, a kids zone and entertainment also featured. For information, call (323) 972-4081. BOOK SIGNING. Fourteen-year-old author Raven L. Smith, along with her special guest Lou Rawls Jr. will sign and discuss her book about living with lupus at 2:30pm at the A.C. Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., L.A. Free. For ADA accommodations, such as sign language interpreter or materials in alternate format, call (562) 940-8462 (voice) or (562) 868-8900 (TTY) Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm, at least six business days prior. THEATRICAL PLAY. African American writer Latoya Morgan as part of Alive Theatre’s fourth annual Long Beach Poppin’ Play Festival presents the theatrical performance “Raised by Wolves” at 6pm at the Lafayette Building Embassy Ballroom, 528 E. Broadway., Long Beach. Tickets are $18 for general admission; $15 for students and seniors; $10 for groups of 10 or more. For information or reservations, contact the boxoffice@alivetheatre.org.

OCTOBER 10 AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC. For Members Only TV presents a documentary that includes coverage on ladies such as Lena Horne and Melba Liston with interviews, commentary, history and music. Airs on KSCI Channel 18 L.A. and Channel 48 San Diego from 11am-noon. RED RIBBON WEEK. The city of Carson in conjunction with The Carson Initiative for Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention (CISSAP) presents “The Way to Be is Drug Free” against drugs and underage drinking poster contest at Parks and Recreation Corporate Yard, 2400 E. Dominguez St., Carson,

OCTOBER 15 COMMUNITY LAUNDRY DAY. The ROCK Christian Fellowship in Long Beach will provide free laundry washes and drying for the community at Mama’s Coin Laundry, 6163 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, from 8am-3pm. For information, call (562) 6855543. THEATRE SYMPOSIUM. Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT) hosts a free in-depth, three-day Theater symposium of play readings and panel discussions at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., L.A., from 11am-7:30pm. The symposium will feature “Back to the Future: In Search of a New Black Theatre Aesthetic,” looking at positive and negative images. For information and reservations, visit www.ebonyrep.org. SEWING BOOT CAMP. The American Sewing Guild (ASG) Los Angeles Chapter in conjunction with the Fall Sew In will host a sewing event at the Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson St., Carson, from 9am-4pm. The event will feature sewing demos throughout the day. Tickets are $20 for ASG members and $30 for non members. For information and registration, visit www.asgla.org/Sewin.html. HOMEBUYER ORIENTATION. Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of L.A. County hosts a free Homebuyer Orientation at 10am at NHS corporate office and NeighborWorks Homeownership Center, 3926 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor., L.A. For information, call (213) 381-2862.

OCTOBER 16 RED RIBBON WEEK. The city of Carson in conjunction with The Carson Initiative for Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention (CISSAP) hosts a free community vigil on the corner of Carson and Figueroa., Carson, at 3pm in honor of those affected by drugs and alcohol. For information, call (310) 952-1705. LOS ANGELES CARNIVAL. Caricabela presents the Los Angeles Carnival free at Westchester Park, 7000 Manchester Ave., LA., at 11am. For information, call (310) 410-0174. To submit your calendar listing e-mail owcalendar@ourweekly.com two weeks prior to event.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011095941 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Alma Whitehurst Ministries 2681 Baltic Avenue. Long Beach, CA 90810, County of Los Angeles Articles of Incorporation or Organization Number: AI #ON: Registered owner(s): Alma Whitehurst, 2681 Baltic Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90810 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/ Alma Whitehurst This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on September 08, 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 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 #2011095941 OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011108368 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: One Love Smoke Shop, 3804 S. Wester n Ave., LA, CA 90062 Registered owner(s): Tyrone Woods, 501 S. Spring St., Apt. #622, Los Angeles, CA 90013 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011106567 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Safeplace, 6507 Budlong Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044, County of LA; P.O. Box 9313, Inglewood, CA 90305 Registered owner(s): Arvivian King, 6507 Budlong Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 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/ Arvivian King, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on September 27, 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011106563 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Merocz, 1200 W. 65th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90044, County of LA Registered owner(s): Darlinda Smith, 1200 W. 65th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90044 This business is conducted by an individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 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/ Darlinda Smith, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on September 27, 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 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27/11 CNS-2185480# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011087933 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: National Tracer Service, 1539 W. 110th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90047, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s):

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011101842 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Throwing In The Towels, 9027 S. Van Ness Ave., Inglewood, CA 90305, County of Los Angeles Registered owner(s): Melinda West, CA., 9027 S. Van Ness Ave., Inglewood, CA 90305 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/ Melinda West, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on September 19, 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 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/11

CNS-2178316# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011089929 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bluebird Consolidated, 906 East 93rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002 Registered owner(s): Betty Jackson, 906 East 93rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002 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/ Betty Jackson, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 28, 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 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/11 CNS-2176681# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011090313 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Sugar Scout Couture, 7525 S. Western Ave., Unit B, Los Angeles, CA 90047, County of LA. Registered owner(s): Kenya Kirkland, 4042 Don Luis Dr., LA, CA 90008. This business is conducted by an individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/11. 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/ Kenya Kirkland, Owner/Designer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on August 29, 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011092488 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Ou-Tre, 8473 S. Wester n Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047, County of Los Angeles. P.O. Box 9313, Inglewood, CA 90305. Registered owner(s): Tisha Laidley, 3116 W. 83rd Street, Inglewood, CA 90305, 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/ Tisha Laidley, CEO/Owner 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 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-2174088# OUR WEEKLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011 092489 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Gauche Designs, 8473 S Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047, County of Los Angeles, 1832 W. 78th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90047 Registered owner(s): Brittany M. Spears, 1832 W. 78th Pl, 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 January 01, 2005 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/ Brittany M. Spears, Owner 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 the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011092622 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Metafour Productions, 2189 Fern Dell Place, Los Angeles, CA 90068, 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 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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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 11-30395-BU-CA YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-09-287862-CL Order # 120019 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/21/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A

LAWYER. 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): ROSELINE B. TANGLAO, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 12/6/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2705359 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/31/2011 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: $519,755.29 The purported property address is: 260 E 228TH ST CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7329-020-022 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 Aurora Bank FSB 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124. 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 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# 4098633 10/06/2011, 10/13/2011, 10/20/2011 10/6, 10/13, 10/20/11 CNS-2181646# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 5538821 TS No.: CA1100230557 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:7329039-077 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/22/07. 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 October 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 03/05/07, as Instrument No. 20070473135, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of Califor nia. LAURA Executed by: COREAS, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY,. 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) At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Cour ts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd. Pomona, CA.. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 7329-039-077. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 522 1/2 FAIRHAVEN STREET, UNIT 18, 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, 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 $248,467.91. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. If the 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 Trustee. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. First Date: 09/24/11, American T itle Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers — FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916) 939-0772. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC May be Acting

as a Debt Collector Attempting to Collect a Debt. Any Information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0188938 09/29/11, 10/06/11, 10/13/11 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/11 CNS-2181323# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. CA0900286311-1 APN 7316-018-003 Title Order No. 5448501 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/19/2004. 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 10/24/2011 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 08/31/2004 as Instrument No. 04 2236847 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: JOSE LUIS GALVAN AND MARIA LUZ GALVAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, 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: 2560 EAST 220TH STREET , CARSON, CA 90810 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, 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 $321,948.92 (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: 9/26/2011 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09002863-11-1 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. P882430 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/2011 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/11 CNS-2181122# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 11-02761-3 CA Loan No. 0018070185 Title Order No. 884425 APN 7329039-127 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/1/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10/20/2011, 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 08/11/2005, as Instrument No. 05 1920852 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA , executed by: SANDRA RODRIGUEZ, 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: 23549 MARIBEL AVE , CARSON, CA 90745 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale 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 $230,621.67 (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: 9/29/2011 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., Trustee By: Fidelity National Title Company, its agent 135 Main St. Ste. 1900, San Francisco , CA 94105, 415-247-2450 By: Stephanie Alonzo, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 P882237 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/2011 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/11 CNS-2181115# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No. 731031CA Loan No. 5303924012 Title Order No. 090209645-CA-MAI

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 11-09715 Loan No.: 1002853273 A.P.N.: 7343-015011 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/21/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20100169806392 Title Order No.: 100340604 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/06/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/21/2008 as Instrument No. 20081513959 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: RUBEN JOSEPH ESQUEDA AND OFELIA ALVAREZ, 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: 10/26/2011 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: 2612 EAST 220TH PLACE, (LONG BEACH AREA), CARSON, CALIFORNIA 90810 APN#: 7316-019-014 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 $427,806.21. 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 714730-2727 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: 09/28/2011 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4098578 10/06/2011, 10/13/2011, 10/20/2011 10/6, 10/13, 10/20/11 CNS-2182121# OUR WEEKLY

federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: MARIA CASILLAS, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 12/14/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2776971 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 10/27/2011 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 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $358,726.56 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1130 EAST JOEL STREET, CARSON, CA 90745 A.P.N.: 7332-012-029 AND 7332-012-030 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.5(b} declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgagee’s or beneficiary’s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. Regarding the property that is the subject of this Notice of Sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code Section 2923.53 (k) (3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this Notice of Sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a Notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) Section 2923.52 does not apply to this Notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date: 09/27/2011 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602264-6101 Sales Line 714-730-2727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE ASAP# 4098156 10/06/2011, 10/13/2011, 10/20/2011 10/6, 10/13, 10/20/11 CNS-2182119# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 09-0052516 Title Order No. 09-8-164779 Investor/Insurer No. 1973687896734 APN No. 7341030-050 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/30/2007. 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 ALFRED V ANGULO, AND VERONICA R ANGULO, dated 11/30/2007 and recorded 12/11/2007, as Instrument No. 20072711963, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/27/2011 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: 22539 FIGUEROA STREET # 204, 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 $416,203.62. 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: 08/05/2009 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# 4103417 10/06/2011, 10/13/2011, 10/20/2011 10/6, 10/13, 10/20/11 CNS-2185557# OUR WEEKLY

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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) 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: DOM DELA CRUZ, A SINGLE MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 7/29/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1799767 in book , page and rerecorded on —- as —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Date of Sale: 10/27/2011 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, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $267,512.30 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 131 WEST 219TH PLACE CARSON, California 90745-000 A.P.N.: 7343-015-011 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s 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. Date: 09/30/2011 Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC 1610 E. Saint Andrew Pl., Suite 150F Santa Ana, CA 92705 Automated Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com for NONSALE information: 888-313-1969 Francesca Martinez, Trustee Sale Officer ASAP# 4100209 10/06/2011,

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 0724-2006. 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 10-20-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 08-03-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 06 1721772, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: MILDRED E MELENDEZ , A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.(MERS), (SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER STEWARD FINANCIAL, INC., AND LENDER’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: THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BOULEVARD, POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $572,135.97 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 21910 DABLON AVENUE CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7328004-018 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: 0926-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASIMIR NUNEZ, 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 P882045 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/2011 CNS-2180900# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0053198 Title Order No. 11-0042571 Investor/Insurer No. 125306593

APN No. 7321-010-014 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MICHAEL D JACKSON, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 01/23/2006 and recorded 2/1/2006, as Instrument No. 06 0239249, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/20/2011 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: 19315 DUNBROOKE AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 907461907. 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 $580,979.50. 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: 09/29/2011 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 purposeASAP# 4088024 09/29/2011, 10/06/2011, 10/13/2011 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/11 CNS-2179852# OUR WEEKLY Trustee Sale No.: 20110169803431 Title Order No.: 110243338 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 7/24/2009. 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. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/27/2009 as Instrument No. 20091322379 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: BENNIE RUTH TAYLOR, 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: 10/21/2011 TIME OF SALE: 10:30 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 WEST MISSION BLVD., POMONA, CA STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 19213 PRINCETOWN AVE, CARSON, CA 90746 APN#: 7322-011-021 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $326,762.17. 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: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING 17501 IRVINE BLVD., SUITE ONE TUSTIN, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting.com NDex West, LLC as Trustee Dated: 9/22/2011 NDex West, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P878904 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/2011 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/11 CNS-2179268# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0050961 Title Order No. 11-0041318 Investor/Insurer No. 97918702 APN No. 7343-002-053 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/08/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ALMA H CASYAO, A WIDOW, dated 02/08/2006 and recorded 2/17/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0365693, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/20/2011 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: 21239 KINARD AVENUE, CARSON, CA, 907451414. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances

at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $592,867.07. 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: 09/23/2011 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# 4083203 09/29/2011, 10/06/2011, 10/13/2011 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/11 CNS-2178841# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7037.78690 Title Order No. 5587892 MIN No. APN 7338-003-009 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/16/04. 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 §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 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(s): Priscilla Brown, an unmarried woman Recorded: 12/28/04, as Instrument No. 04 3362714,of Official Records of LOS ANGELES County, California. Date of Sale: 10/12/11 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA The purported property address is: 408 EAST VICTORIA STREET, CARSON, CA 90746 Assessors Parcel No. 7338003-009 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 $63,585.16. 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, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. Date: September 20, 2011 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Julian Ojeda, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Sale Info website: www.USAForeclosure.com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 714-277-4845 or 800-280-2832 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FEI #

1002.202615: 09/22/2011,09/29/2011,10/06/2 011 9/22, 9/29, 10/6/11 CNS-2177839# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 750893CA Loan No. 1891434973 Title Order No. 110330228-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1203-2008. 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 10-20-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 12-12-2008, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 20082192267, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: BRUCE JONES AND FRANCESCA JONES, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, STEARNS LENDING, INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, DIRECTLY FACING NORWALK BOULEVARD, 12720 NORWALK BLVD. , NORWALK, CA Legal Description: LOT 141 OF TRACT NO. 25408, IN THE CITY OF CARSON, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 704 PAGES 51 TO 57 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES AND UNDERGROUND WATER LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 100 FEET, BUT WITH NO RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS PROVIDED IN DEED RECORDED JUNE 12, 1953 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 5863 IN BOOK D-2064 PAGE 668 OFFICIAL RECORDS. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $498,759.55 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 18815 COLTMAN AVENUE CARSON, CA 90746 APN Number: 7338028-052 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: 0929-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASEY KEALOHA, 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# 4090898 09/29/2011, 10/06/2011, 10/13/2011 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/11 CNS-2175922# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-10-340558-RT Order # 100071155-CA-LSI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/19/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JOSE G GOMEZ AND MARTHA E GOMEZ HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 6/4/2003 as Instrument No. 03 1587353 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/20/2011 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: $187,477.95 The purported property address is: 1211E 222ND ST CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7332-010-028 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 PNC Mortgage, a division of PNC Bank, N.A 3232 Newmark Dr. Miamisburg OH 45342. 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: 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 inten ded 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 INFO RMATION 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 #0012367 9/29/2011 10/6/2011 10/13/2011 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/11 CNS-2175663# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0053217 Title Order No. 11-0042650 Investor/Insurer No. 0155492459 APN No. 7381009-003 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/09/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by CHARRISE POWELL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 11/09/2006 and recorded 11/30/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2647995, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/27/2011 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: 20224 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 $468,506.23. 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: 10/01/2011 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# 4088580 10/06/2011, 10/13/2011, 10/20/2011 10/6, 10/13, 10/20/11 CNS-2175261# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0054670 Title Order No. 11-0045444 Investor/Insurer No. 166071231 APN No. 7381-003-021 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/24/2007. 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 STACEY L YOUNG-WICKS, AND GERALD L WICKS, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/24/2007 and recorded 4/30/2007, as Instrument No. 20071032971, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/27/2011 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: 20129 GALWAY AVE, 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 $543,204.71. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 10/02/2011 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


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1157542-14 APN: 6126-021-012 TRA: 001050 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx0283 REF: Carter, Darnell IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED October 11, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On October 12, 2011, at 10:00am, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded October 23, 2006, as Inst. No. 06 2343528 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Darnell Carter A Married Man As His Sole and Separate Property, 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: 17205 Ambler 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. 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: $534,224.20. 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: September 07, 2011. (R-391277 09/22/11, 09/29/11, 10/06/11) 9/22, 9/29, 10/6/11 CNS-2172545# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0049818 Title Order No. 11-0040531 Investor/Insurer No. 91822333 APN No. 7328-008-001 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/04/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST

COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by DANIEL C PASCUAL AND DOLORES V PASCUAL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/04/2005 and recorded 4/20/2005, as Instrument No. 05 0913083, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/13/2011 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: 21902 VERA STREET, CARSON, CA, 90745. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $411,166.90. 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: 09/18/2011 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# 4083398 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011, 10/06/2011 9/22, 9/29, 10/6/11 CNS-2169455# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0050228 Title Order No. 11-0040755 Investor/Insurer No. 1703886878 APN No. 7333010-016 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/15/2007. 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 ISAIAS TORRES, A SINGLE MAN AND TERESA DE JESUS ZEPEDA, A SINGLE WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 02/15/2007 and recorded 02/27/07, as Instrument No. 20070421103, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/14/2011 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of

sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 22532 NEPTUNE 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 $184,424.25. 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: 09/22/2011 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# FNMA4079947 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011, 10/06/2011 9/22, 9/29, 10/6/11 CNS-2169000# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0049881 Title Order No. 11-0040578 Investor/Insurer No. 1699759628 APN No. 7330001-048 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/30/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ODON M LORENZO AND BELINDA C LORENZO, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 08/30/2005 and recorded 11/14/05, as Instrument No. 05 2743823, 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: 23517 FRIGATE AVE, CARSON, CA, 90745. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. 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 $263,243.52. 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: 09/18/2011 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# FNMA4049928 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011, 10/06/2011 9/22, 9/29, 10/6/11 CNS-2168844# OUR WEEKLY

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: 866-4503172 Ext. 3704 ____________________________ _______________________ 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 #0011547 9/29/2011 10/6/2011 10/13/2011 9/29, 10/6, 10/13/11 CNS-2168696# OUR WEEKLY

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-441698-AL Order #: 808693 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/10/2007. 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): ERNIE J NAVARRO JR, A MARRIED MAN. Recorded: 10/4/2007 as Instrument No. 20072282378 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/20/2011 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: $467,144.38 The purported property address is: 21138 S BALTIC AVE CARSON, CA 90810 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7310-010-042 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

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-453721-LL Order #: 110316168-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/1/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): EARLENE YVONNE TATNALL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 3/11/2008 as Instrument No. 20080414138 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/20/2011 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: $427,096.34 The purported property address is: 421 E CENTERVIEW DR CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No. 6126-016-022 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

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Trustee Sale No. 747511CA Loan No. 3011381930 Title Order No. 110120307-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10/13/2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11/29/2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 20062636794, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: HAINJIE B CAPILI AND, KAREN S YUMUL, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BOULEVARD, POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $610,857.46 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 17549 BUTTONWOOD LANE CARSON, CA 90746 APN Number: 7319-048-042 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: 9/13/2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA

91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 5731965 or www.priorityposting.com P878549 9/22, 9/29, 10/06/2011 9/22, 9/29, 10/6/11 CNS-2174022# OUR WEEKLY

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Trustee Sale No. 451622CA Loan No. 0729677047 Title Order No. 868186 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-24-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-13-2011 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 11-01-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06 2422018, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: GLORIA E BAUMGARTNER, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, 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: THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE POMONA SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING, 350 W. MISSION BOULEVARD, POMONA, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $386,422.89 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 215 EAST 223RD ST #8 CARSON, CA 90745 APN Number: 7335-023064 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: 09-15-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee MARCO RIVERA, 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 P875184 9/22, 9/29, 10/06/2011 9/22, 9/29, 10/6/11 CNS-2174039# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 11-09587 Loan No.: 1504314 A.P.N.: 7363-011-075 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/3/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by 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. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor: JAMES E. FOREMAN AND STEPHANIE R. FOREMAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 5/24/2004 as Instrument No. 04 1313301 in book , page and rerecorded on —- as —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Date of Sale: 10/12/2011 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, California Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $488,634.38 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 219 PISMO DRIVE CARSON, CA 90745-000 A.P.N.: 7363011-075 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s 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. Date: 09/14/2011 Atlantic & Pacific Foreclosure Services, LLC 1610 E. Saint Andrew Pl., Suite 150F Santa Ana, CA 92705 Automated Sale Information: 714-730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com for NONSALE information: 888-313-1969 Francesca Martinez, Trustee Sale Officer ASAP# 4088795 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011, 10/06/2011 9/22, 9/29, 10/6/11 CNS-2174164# OUR WEEKLY

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-439352-CL Order #: 110192522-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/16/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): EVANGELINA RODRIGUEZ , AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND ARMANDO ROBLES , A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, BOTH AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 3/29/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0668423 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/17/2011 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: $471,248.95 The purported property address is: 517E LINCOLN ST CARSON, CA 90745 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7406-014-077 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 Aurora Bank FSB 10350 Park Meadows Dr. Littleton CO 80124 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: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.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. ASAP# 4072993 09/22/2011, 09/29/2011, 10/06/2011 9/22, 9/29, 10/6/11 CNS-2165528# OUR WEEKLY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS #: CA-11-443843-TC Order #: 110231277-CA-BFI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/25/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): LORALIE YEE, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 5/31/2007 as Instrument No. 20071313915 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 10/14/2011 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: $363,157.78 The purported property address is: 17818 COTTONWOOD COUR. 85 CARSON, CA 90746 Assessor’s Parcel No. 7319040-137 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 OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758 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: (877) 9084357 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 #0010783 9/22/2011 9/29/2011 10/6/2011 9/22, 9/29, 10/6/11 CNS-2161907# OUR WEEKLY

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