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California Dance Center Offering Free Workshop for Youth By Theodore Davis Contributing Writer “Let them praise HIS name in the dance…..” Psalms, 149:3, KJV LOS ANGELES— Greeting in the name of Christ Jesus! California Dance Center (CDC) has been taking Los Angeles by storm with regards to Praise Dance and other dance styles. On March 19, we performed at the Black Business Association’s (BBA) Annual Women’s Luncheon at the L.A. Hotel and we “turned it out” performing with Dr. Gloria Zuurveen. The routine was “Shake Yourself Loose” by Vicki Winans. When the performance concluded the audience was on their feet for at least 2 minutes— it felt as though we were at a football game and not a luncheon. That’s what “praising GOD thru the dance” can do to people. During the month of April California Dance Center Please see Dance, page 13

The Black Business Association To Host Its Procurement Exchange Summit (Los Angeles, CA) - In recognition of National Small Business Week and Memorial Day, the Black Business Association (BBA), one of the oldest active ethnic business organizations in the nation, will host its annual Procurement Exchange Summit (PES) on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the historic Los Angeles County Patriotic Hall located at 1816 S. Figueroa Street. This event will identify contract opportunities for small businesses and veterans. In collaboration with the Los Angeles District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Disabled Veteran Business Alliance, the BBA will provide a dynamic forum for procurement opportunities with federal, state and local government departments and agencies, as well as major corporations dedicated to providing contracting opportunities for minorities and service-disabled veterans. Attendees will have exclusive direct interface with small business specialists and supplier diversity professionals. The registration starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the one-on-one matchmaking, a series of special Please see Summit, page 3

Dr. Gloria Zuurveen, with students from the California Dance Center (CDC) after their performance at the recent Black Business Association Annual Women’s Luncheon. The California Dance Center will be offering a “Free” Workshop for students ages 5– 18 on May 7 & 14.

Jerome Horton Honored by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors CULVER CITY– The Board of Equalization VITA program, lead by Board Member Jerome E. Horton was acknowledged today at the monthly Board meeting in Culver City with a commendation from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for his “dedicated service to the community and for the civic pride demon-

strated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all the citizens of Los Angeles County.” Horton and his army of staff and volunteers conducted 17 Free Income Tax Preparation and Family Resource Fairs throughout the 3rd Board of Equalization District during the 2016 tax filing season which ended on April 18th.

Even on the last day, Horton arranged for a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Mobile program where a bus visited two locations in Los Angeles to prepare income tax returns for low income families. “This year’s campaign was intended to return $1 billion to low-moderate income families, with the state and federal Earned

Family and Friends Remembers Percy H. Pinkney, a Political Legend By P.A. Edmeads Jr. LOS ANGELES— Percy H. Pinkney, a life time committed man for all of the people, was celebrated at FAME Church on April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. Born 78 years ago in McComb, Mississippi "having a compassion for others that never ceased'. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1962. Pinkney became a San Francisco social worker and probation officer. He founded two non-profits to help youth and young adults. In 1976 Governor Jerry Please see Pinkney, page 12

Photo by. P.A. Edmead Jr. Robert Farrell speaking at the memorial service for Percy H. Pinkney at First African Methodist Episcopal Church on Saturday, April 25.

Income Tax Credits, and I wanted to give those who earned $54,000 or less, people with disabilities, the elderly, and limited-Englishspeaking taxpayers in the inner-city one final opportunity to claim their share,” said Horton. “Bringing up to $6,242 from the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and $2,653 from the state EITC was a boost to Los Angeles County’s most needy residents and I am grateful that my work was acknowledged by the Board of Supervisors.” The VITA program is one of a number of initiatives that Horton presents to benefit Los Angeles County residents and business owners. Recently, Investigative Consultants, a company specializing in intellectual property investigations and enforcement, presented Member Horton with the John Rodriguez Intellectual Property Rights Award of Excellence, for efforts in combating intellectual property crimes. His next event is the 2016 Connecting Women to Power Business Conference, scheduled for June 16, 2016, at the University of California, Dominguez Hills. More than 5,000 women and men business owners and entrepreneurs are expected to learn how to “navigate their business beyond limits.”

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Poor People are Discouraged From Voting By George E. Curry George Curry Media Columnist Bernie Sanders on Sunday tried to attribute most of his losses to Hillary Clinton – his recent string of victories notwithstanding – to poor people not voting. “Poor people don’t vote,” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “I mean, that’s just a fact. That’s a sad reality of American society.” What’s a fact is that when poor people do vote, they are not voting for Bernie Sanders. As the Washington Post observed, “Sanders has lost Democratic voters with household incomes below $50,000 by 55 percent to 44 percent to Clinton across primaries where network exit polls have been conducted.” He lost to Clinton 21 percent among voters bringing in more than $100,000 a year and by 9 points among middle income voters, according to the newspaper. So if more poor people were voting, if the current trends hold true, Clinton would be beating Sanders by an even larger margin. There is no doubt that poor people are far less likely to vote than more affluent citizens. According to the Census Bureau, 47 percent of eligible adults with family incomes of less than $20,000 annually voted in 2012. By contrast, approximately 80 percent of those in families earning $100,000 or more a year voted in 2012. Similar patterns also held true to voter registration. Sanders said on Meet the Press, “If we can significantly increase voter turnout so that low-income people and working people and young people participated in the political process, if we got a voter turnout of 75 percent, this country would be radically transformed.” Sanders failed to address why poor people are less likely to vote. A study for Caltech and MIT reported that people generally failed to vote for a variety of reasons, including dissatisfaction with the choice of candidates, other obligations, transportation problems and registration issues. Under the headline, “Why Are the Poor and Minorities Less Likely to Vote?,” an article in Atlantic magazine noted, “While income and education levels were not recorded in the survey, race and age were major factors influencing who made it to the polls on Election Day and what kind of barriers they faced. Black and Hispanic citizens, for whom the poverty rate is close to three times that of whites, were three times as likely as whites to not have the requisite I.D. and to have difficulty finding the correct polling place. They were more than three times as likely as whites to not receive a requested absentee ballots, and roughly twice as likely to be out of town on Election Day or to have to wait in long lines. “They were also substantially more likely than whites to report transportation problems and bad time and location as reasons for not getting to the polls, while white voters were the most likely to cite disapproval of candidate choices. Taken together, the surveys suggest that white citi-

zens who abstain from voting do so primarily by choice, while the majority of minority non-voters face problems along the way.” And the problems faced along the way are considerable. According to the Caltech/MIT survey, between 910,000 and 3 million votes were lost in 2008 as a result of registration problems. Another 1.5 million voters said the polling places were poorly run and 1 million reported feeling intimidated at the polls. Of those asked to show a photo ID, 70 percent were Black, 65 percent were Latino and only 51 percent were White, according to the study. The United States voter turnout consistently trails most developed countries. According to the Pew Research Center, the U.S. turnout rates in 2012 was 53.6 percent, compared to 87.2 percent in Belgium, 86.4 percent in Turkey, and 82.6 percent in Sweden. Numerous suggestions have been made to make it easier for Americans to vote, including weekend and online voting, extending voting over several days and making the hours more convenient. But instead of doing that, many states are moving in the opposite direction. The Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law reported 17 states will have new voter restrictions in place for the 2016 presidential election, ranging from strict Photo ID requirements to curtailing voting hours and adding more registration restrictions. The 17 states are: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A survey by the Brennan Center found: Seven of the 11 states with the highest Black turnout in 2008 have new voter restrictions in place; Eight of the 12 state where Latino population growth was greatest from 2000 to 2010 passed laws making it harder to vote; Blacks were four times more likely than Whites to stand in voting lines for more than 30 minutes; Latinos were six times more likely than Whites to stand in voting lines more than 30 minutes and Voters in precincts in Florida, Maryland and South Carolina with higher percentages of voters of color have fewer voting machines. It’s not easy being poor in this country. And, by design, we seem to be doing very little to increase the number of poor people voting. George E. Curry is President and CEO of George Curry Media, LLC. He is the former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine and the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA). He is a keynote speaker, moderator, and media coach. Curry can be reached through his Web site, georgecurry.com. You can also follow him at twitter.com/ currygeorge, George E. Curry Fan Page on Facebook, and Periscope. See previous columns at http://www.georgecurry.com/columns.

Black-on-Black Coalescence (Part Two) By James Cllingman Differences versus commonalities: Enslavement was different, for instance, in the U.S. from the brand that was practiced in the Caribbean and Brazil and other South American countries. Thus, we view our lives through different lenses when it comes to independence, entrepreneurship, and politics. We must build bridges, learning from and sharing with one another as we go along, because we have a wealth of knowledge and command trillions of dollars in income. It’s simply a matter of pooling our intellectual talent and our economic resources to build and sustain our own economy within larger economies. Once that takes place, Black people will no longer have to worry about negative public policy issues that adversely affect our people. Economic leverage will take care of that and more. Take a look at Caribbean economic enclaves established by various groups in this country, especially in New York City. Look at the number of businesses owned by folks from the “islands” and how some of those businesses started through the use of “Sou-Sous” or “Susus,” honor-based revolving loan funds used by the members. Individual members deposit a set amount of money into the Sou-Sou on a regular basis, and the entire amount goes to one of the members each month. It runs at least until each member is given the entire amount. One person holds the money and makes the distributions. Businesses are started this way as well as other financial ventures, such as down payments for home purchases, paying off bills, and education expenses. The concept of pooling Black dollars based on trust is a very strong and positive lesson for us, if we would just follow it. It is certainly not a new concept; we are just short on the trust factor. It is sad that, except for weekly church contributions, Black folks are very reluctant to pool our money and help one another. We trust preachers, many of whom use offerings to support their own lavish lifestyles, with no accountability and no benefit going back to the members. What would be so hard about trusting some of our brothers and sisters to manage a Sou-Sou? The answer to that question is found in the One Million Conscious Black Voters and Contributors, where the key word is “Conscious.” Amos Wilson describes it very well in his book, Afrikan-Centered Consciousness Versus the New World Order, Gar-

veyism in the Age of Globalism. Wilson used Garvey’s words to point the primary ingredient for Black progress: Love. “Marcus Garvey recognized as well that we must, as people, love one another. As all great teachers have taught, love is the foundation for any group’s cohesiveness and unity of purpose. Love is the greatest inhibitor of aggression and internal conflict.” Love, respect, and trust among our people would lead to a higher level of consciousness among our people, which would cause us—compel us, to organize and cooperate for the uplift of the entire group. Wilson went on to say, “…the kind of world you exist in reflects the kind of consciousness you have.” He admonished us to elevate ourselves into a “new level of consciousness” in order to change the way we approach and use real power. Many of the problems we face today exist because we fail to see ourselves as a nation, again, as Garvey taught. The OMCBV&C not only understands that but is working hard to emulate the principle within our ranks. Wilson explained that consciousness and power go hand in hand. If we are conscious about who we are, first, and then use that knowledge in a very practical and appropriate manner, via our dollars and then our votes, we would harness the real power we must have in order to move to our rightful and deserved position in this nation and the world. Please go to the website: www.iamoneofthemillion.com, read the information, and decide if you want to be a part of this movement. If so, sign up and get busy. We cannot be timid and hesitant about it, as we watch other groups doing what we must do. We cannot be made to feel guilty for building strength and using it to our own advantage, as we watch other groups taking care of their business. Our consciousness must be raised, and we must love, trust, and respect one another to the point that we are able to wield the leverage of a committed and determined group of Black people willing to contribute our time, talent, and treasure to gain the freedom and power we must have to be respected by others. It has come down to coalescence or obsolescence for Black people. The examples and lessons from our people in the Caribbean and here in America are bulwarks for coalescence and, thus, for empowerment and the prevention of our economic and political demise.


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EDUCATION & COMMUNITY NEWS Twentieth Annual Black Writers On Tour Conference And Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest black cultural event for Southern California— the Black Writers On Tour Writers’ Conference and Southern California Black Business Expo together all under one roof in Carson, California—a Los Angeles neighboring city. This event is supported by the Carson Black Chamber of Commerce—who has donated five PC Tablets for the Children’s writing competition. This powerful one-day event will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M at the Congresswoman JMM Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street, Carson, California 90746. This conference will be more dynamic than ever, showcasing more than 100 Black authors, and 50 plus black businesses showcasing their products and ser-

vices. This year’s theme is, “Literacy is Everybody’s Business— Businesses Thriving Versus Surviving?” There will be local authors and authors from across the country participating. For past events we have had 3,000 plus in attendance. Black Writers On Tour & Southern California Black Business Expo is designed to connect writers with readers, and consumers with black businesses. There will be workshops and seminars for writers/ aspiring writers, business owner, aspiring entrepreneurs and for the general public. There will be book signings throughout the day. You will get a chance to meet and greet authors from across the country. THIS YEAR’S HIGHLIGHTS: The Legendary, Mr.

Charles Wright of the 103rd Street Band—known to many by his song “ EXPRESS YOURSELF” He will autograph his new book, Up From Where We’ve Come. THE RENOWNED DR. CLAUD ANDERSON IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. HE WILL SPEAK AT 12 NOON. LET THE CHILDREN SPEAK WRITER’S CONTEST & SHOWCASE, AND A WRITING CLASS FOR CHILDREN AGES 10 -15. WITH Cash Prizes. GIRLS PURSUING SCIENCE SEMINAR, Participants Will Produce A Product To Take Home. TEEN AGE SURVIVAL KIT WORKSHOP, Youth Will Learn The THINGS/ Stuff They Often Learn Too Late. LET THE ELDERS SPEAK FORUM: The Elders Role

The Black Business Association To Host Its Procurement Exchange (Continued from page 1) presentations, and concludes by 2:00 p.m. The Black Business Association has a long and proven history of advancing business opportunities for black owned and/or controlled businesses. Now with the support of its stakeholders and community-at-large, the BBA also promotes the advancement of all minority and small business, especially veteran-owned enterprises, connecting them to opportunities in both the

public and private sectors. To meet the growing need for supplier diversity, the BBA not only promotes, but also matches small and minorityowned businesses to governmental and corporate decision -makers who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions. National Small Business Week is held every year since 1963 in May when President Kennedy issued its proclamation, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and

small business owners. Memorial Day is observed every year on the last Monday of May, honoring men and women who died while servicing in the U.S. military. To register, please view the link: http:// www.suiteevents.com/2016b bapes. For participation or sponsorship information, please contact the BBA office at: (323) 291-9334 or via email at: mail@bbala.org. For additional information, visit our website at www.bbala.org.

In Helping To Shape A Brighter Future For The Next Generation. Forum With Women Writers From Behind The Walls Who Share Their Stories and Success— There Is Life After Incarceration.”

GENERAL ADMISSION AND PARKING IS FREE ---THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY! Visit www.blackwritersontour.com Tel: (323) 750-3592

West Basin Board of Directors Recognize Local Student Winners of Water Education Art Contest CARSON, Calif. – On April 25, the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Board of Directors presented awards to 15 grand prize and honorable mention student winners as part of the District’s annual Water is Life Student Art Contest. More than 300 entries were submitted this year from public and private schools throughout West Basin’s service area. Winning artwork was chosen based on the creativity of

school categories and all student winners received an iPad Air. “This is one of my favorite water education programs that we look forward to every year,” said Board President Carol W. Kwan. “It’s a great opportunity for students to illustrate creative water conservation messages with original artwork. We thank all the students who participated and the teachers in our service area who continue to help promote water conservation in the classroom.” Grand prize winners

students’ portrayal of water conservation messages coupled with their artistic skills. One grand prize each was awarded in the elementary, middle and high

from this year’s contest include: Diego Gonzalez, Grade 5, Beulah Payne Elementary School, Inglewood Please see Water page 12

Michael’s Mentor, Grandpa By Israel Matthews, Contributing Writer

There is no person Michael would like to be other than his grandpa. Michael has so many fun memories he and grandpa have made together like their trips to the local Starbucks or walks to help grandpa pay the bills. Michael has learned so much from grandpa. It was evident recently when Michael was left in charge after grandpa took a trip for a week. He was in charge and he stepped up to the plate and was very responsible. He was responsible because he had a good mentor. His grandpa has set the example for him to do what was right in grandpa’s absence. I believe Michael’s lesson can be learn by many youth today if there were grandpas around to show them the way. Michael has so much to be thankful for because his mentor is someone who knows him very well. His grandpa has been there from his birth and Michael has known him longer than many of his other friends. So when Michael wants to brag, he always brings up his grandpa and he gets so excited. He learned that grandpa is a very good mentor. God bless:).


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HEALTH & COMMUNITY NEWS Time for Focus On Children’s Health By Glenn Ellis George Curry Media Columnist Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age. Like everything else, what you eat related to health, and it disproportionately impacts poor, African-American children. It’s no secret that for years, low-income communities of color have suffered as grocery stores and fresh, affordable food disappeared from their neighborhoods. But few of us stop and take note of what this is doing to our children. Have you ever gone late to work, so you can have breakfast with your child at school to see what they serve? How about remembering the last time you took your child to the supermarket to teach them how to shop for food? When

was the last time you looked around a typical corner store, paying attention to what many of our children are eating everyday? A few years ago, a study by Temple University’s Center for Obesity Research and Education revealed that for a “little more than a dollar” city kids can walk into a typical corner store and fill up with unhealthy calories of low -nutrition junk, and for many, it has become a way of life and gateway to obesity. It found that the average Philadelphia student purchases more than 350 calories on each visit to the corner store – and 29 percent of them shop at corner stores twice a day, five days a week, consuming almost a pound worth of additional calories each week.

Nasal Congestion By Dean L. Jones, CPM Nasal congestion occurs when nasal tissues swell due to inflammation of the blood vessels, and made worse from the mucus production. Medical reports show a variety of things causing allergies—viral illnesses, hay fever, sinusitis or even negative reactions to medications. But it is the food allergies that are the most common cause of nasal congestion, and processed sugar is considered ground zero of this trouble. For those experiencing chronic nasal congestion, consider eliminating the consumption of processed sugary filled foodstuff. Processed sugar causes harmful bacteria to proliferate in the body, resulting in nasal congestion. Consuming soda, candy, pastries and other foods may seem irresistible, but processed sugars must be eliminated to decrease nasal congestion symptoms. High glycemic foods are the main producers of the inflammatory response to various parts of the body. When overtly consumed the body experiences major demands on the digestive system that interferes with the absorption of crucial vitamins and minerals. This is especially true for eating processed sugar as it becomes a major inhibitor on the effectiveness of the immune system and the overall metabolism. Eating excessive amounts of sugary-filled products will deplete valuable neurotransmitters that become the basis for suffering from allergies and sensitivities, particularly during the spring and summer months. Statistically over 60 million Americans are effected by an allergy of some kind, whereas 11 million of this total have been diagnosed with a food allergy, and countless more suffer from environmental or food sensitivities. The saddest part of this widespread problem is that allergy sufferers are assuming a drug(s) will be the remedy or cure for their respective allergy. Some people, even children, are prescribed drugs for years, and sadly their conditions never improve. Moreover, allergies and sensitivities are at the root of many health problems, in-

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Dean L. Jones cluding respiratory ailments, skin abnormalities, mood disorders and gastrointestinal symptoms. Drugs can sometimes help people feel better for a short time after they eat the foods to which they are sensitive or allergic. One explanation is that their bodies have grown used to this dysfunctional body chemistry and suffer withdrawal symptoms when deprived. But, for those with an allergy may want to evade their allergy symptoms by refraining for a few weeks from eating processed sugary-filled items. Purging processed sugar might seem beyond the reach for some, but with a gradual start by removing products like sugary foodstuff makes it rather doable. Nevertheless, avoid using artificial sugar substitutes containing aspartame and high fructose because they just add to the toxic load that the body has to deal with and some of them are correlated with developing cancers. Eating processed sugar dulls the pallet's sensitivity to natural sugars, where without fresh fruit flavors come alive again and/ or maybe for the first time. Fruits and vegetables will taste delightful, and are full of vitamins, minerals, anti-cancer and anti-infection properties, a great way of living SugarAlert! www.SugarAlert.com Since 2007, Dean steadfastly shares his understanding on the dangers of eating processed sugar.

In fact, according to The Food Trust, in communities that lack supermarkets, entire families depend on corner stores for food purchases. The choices at these stores are often limited to packaged food and very little, if any, fresh produce. Corner stores are also frequent destinations for children, many of whom stop daily on the way to and from school for snacks. In another national survey, fat comprised an average of 35 percent of total caloric intake in youth aged 2 to 19 years, and almost two-thirds of these youth did not eat recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. A study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that 23.5 million people lack access to a supermarket within a mile of their home. A recent multi-state study found that low- income census tracts had half as many supermarkets as wealthy tracts. Another multi-state study found that 8 percent of African Americans live in a tract with a supermarket, compared to 31 percent of Whites. Studies have shown that a good breakfast boosts not just student nutrition, but also student achievement and health, and reduces absenteeism and visits to the school nurse. This under-nutrition

can affect a child’s behavior, school performance and overall cognitive development. For a school age child, the act of not eating breakfast can lead to fatigue and a diminished attention span. While the body adjusts to decreased blood sugar levels, the brain struggles to perform its function with a minimal supply of nutrients. Children up to the age of 10 need to eat every four to six hours to maintain a blood sugar concentration high enough to support the activity of the brain and the nervous system. Most teachers can quickly identify those children who come to school without breakfast. Their heads are on their desks at 10 a.m. – the beginning of the peak learning hours. Junk food is everywhere and it is being consumed by our students in record quantities. Its consumption is associated with various physical ailments including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, and decreased life expectancy. Because of junk food, “our children’s life expectancy could be lower than our own.” Junk food is also a major cause in the 23 percent

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of American children who are overweight. Often times, doctors do not seek the root of the problem (food) but instead they mask the behavioral symptoms with drugs such as Ritalin or Prozac, which have their own series of side effects, all while the brain development continues to be damaged. There are many health benefits associated with good nutrition and physical activity. Eating smart and moving more help children and youth maintain a healthy weight, feel better and have more energy. These positive health benefits have the potential to translate into academic benefits at school. Good nutrition and physical activity nourish the brain and body, resulting in students who are present, ontime, attentive in class, on-task and possibly earning better grades. As students work hard to achieve high academic standards, it is more important than ever that we provide opportunities for them to be active and eat healthy throughout the day. Remember, I’m not a doctor. I just sound like one.

What Television Gets Wrong About Weight Loss and How t's Affecting Kids (BPT) - We can watch television programs, such as The Bachelor or The Real Housewives, and recognize that what we are seeing is a contrived "reality." But with programs like The Biggest Loser, Fit to Fat to Fit and Extreme Weight Loss, the lines become blurred. The contestants are losing weight, so it must be real, right? The "real" reality of weight loss is complex and unique to each individual. And the truth is that safe and sustainable weight loss takes time. But weight loss on "reality" television would lead you to believe that losing 50 or more pounds in just a few weeks is possible. Eliza Kingsford, a licensed psychotherapist and certified personal trainer, says this skewed perception of what constitutes "successful" weight loss isn't just wrong; it's dangerous - especially to people desperate to lose weight. "I call it 'The Biggest Loser Effect,' this idea that unless you're losing enormous amounts of weight each week, you are failing," she says. "These programs do a disservice to the public - and especially teens - because they don't show the full story, and they foster a dangerous expectation." Kingsford, who has worked with former weight loss reality show participants, says that behind the scenes contestants claim they sweat in saunas, exercise 6-8 hours per day and eat severely restricted diets. So while the

quick and dramatic weight loss makes for entertaining television, these tactics cannot be sustained for long periods of time. At Wellspring Camps, the nation's leading provider of health and wellness camps for children, teens, young adults and families, the popularity of extreme weight loss television has required the staff to re-educate its campers and their parents about what healthy and realistic weight loss really looks like. Kingsford, who serves as executive director, recommends keeping these three things in mind before starting a weight loss journey as a family: Set expectations early. Gradual and steady weight loss, about two pounds per week, leads to greater success, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While it's natural for people to want to lose weight quickly, Kingsford says when you rush it, your efforts will backfire. "The true measure of success is consistently engaging in healthy behaviors over time. This includes a diet of nutrient dense whole foods and incorporating exercise," she says. "At the very beginning, adjust your thinking that success means sticking to your daily goals for activity and behavior, not a weight goal. Over time, with consistent behavior change those numbers will add up, and you'll have made long-term, sustainable changes." Don't compare one person to another. The biological differences in our bodies - from gender, age, height, genetics and

metabolism - all play a significant role in how much weight a person will lose and the rate at which they'll lose it. That's why Kingsford says weight loss shouldn't be a competition, especially if you have children of the opposite sex trying to lose weight at the same time. "While some people enjoy a little healthy competition, when it comes to weight loss, men and women, and boys and girls, are not on a level playing field," she says. "It's better to motivate one another through encouragement and support, not by comparing numbers on a scale." Recognize it's a process. Kingsford says the key to losing weight is sustainability - finding activities you enjoy that also fit into your life and making healthier eating a part of your everyday routine. That's not to say there won't be a few bumps in the road. "Habits are hard to break and, sometimes, you reach for a cookie when you know an apple is a better choice, but that's OK. Own your decisions, accept them and let them go," Kingsford says. "Make a commitment to yourself that your next decision will be in line with your goals. When you beat yourself up, it's easy to throw in the towel and undo all the hard work you've already put in, plus it doesn't get you any closer to your goals." For additional tips and inspiration for family fitness, visit the Wellspring Camps blog or learn more about Wellspring Camps by calling (877) 796-2130.


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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY NEWS Fortune 500 Firms Land Billions in Government Small Business Contracts PETALUMA, Calif., PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced they will hold a national conference call on Thursday, April 28 to announce the federal government awarded $90.7 billion dollars in federal contracts to small businesses in fiscal year 2015. The SBA has claimed that the $90.7 billion was 25.7% of all federal contracts awarded in 2015. The American Small Business League (ASBL) is accusing the SBA of cheating American small businesses out of hundreds of billions in federal contracts by fabricating policies that violate the Small Business Act to dramatically misrepresent the true volume and percentage of federal contracts awarded to legitimate small businesses. The Small Business Act mandates small business-

es receive a minimum of 23% of the total value of all federal contracts and subcontracts. The ASBL is objecting to an SBA policy used to significantly inflate the percentage of contracts awarded to small businesses that excludes over 70% of all federal contracts from their calculation. The SBA has referred to this policy as their "exclusionary rule". The ASBL points to the fact the SBA's "exclusionary rule" has no basis in law and is inconsistent with both the specific language of the Small Business Act and the Congressional intent of passing the Small Business Act. In order to arrive at their 25.7% number the SBA used a federal acquisition budget number of just $352 billion. According to data from the Congressional Budget Office, the total federal dis-

Mayor Garcetti Announces YMCA Programming and Meals for Thousands of Teens This Summer LOS ANGELES— Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that young people ages 12-17 can receive free admission to all 26 L.A. County branches of the YMCA this June and July, giving an estimated 10,000 Angelenos no-cost access to exercise facilities, academic support, enrichment activities, and employment readiness training. In addition to offering free membership and exclusive programming for teenagers, the Y is partnering with the City and County of Los Angeles to provide part-time employment opportunities through the Mayor’s HIRE LA’s Youth campaign. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will contribute free meals for kids and teens at YMCAs within its service area. “This incredible community partnership shows what is possible when we come together to support our young people,” said Mayor Garcetti. “For the first time, thousands of teenagers can take pilates classes, use the pool, and shoot hoops at no cost to their families. High school students can work with tutors at the Y to master all those algebra equations that can be forgotten over summer break. And if a young person is more interested in work experience than workouts, the YMCA is once again answering my call to connect our young people to job opportunities.” The L.A. Y will begin accepting “Get Summer” enrollment at each of its branches during Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 30th. To find the nearest LA Y visit http:// www.ymcala.org/metro/ locations. “I am very excited that L.A. County is partnering with the City of L.A., the L.A. Unified

School District, and the YMCA, to launch a summer of success and opportunity for our youth,” said County Supervisor Hilda Solis. “The YMCA in L.A. is truly an outstanding force for good in our communities, serving half a million Angelenos each year. The Summer Youth Jobs Initiative is just one of many ways the Y demonstrates its commitment to the health, safety, and future of our communities.” “The commitment of the YMCA, the City, and the District is to make sure every child in L.A. has a meaningful, safe, and enriching summer,” said LAUSD School Board President Steve Zimmer. “Possibility, potential, and dreams don’t stop during the summertime. This announcement means that services to support those dreams, will not take a vacation.” Mayor Garcetti announced a goal to connect 15,000 young people to jobs this year during his State of the City address, an effort which will triple the number of youth jobs since he took office. HIRE LA’s Youth is a key component of the Youth Workforce Development System in the City and County of Los Angeles, and a signature element of Mayor Garcetti’s agenda to strengthen L.A.’s economy. The program provides career exploration opportunities to low-income youth between the ages of 14 and 24 — and this year, specific opportunities are targeted to foster youth, young people from families receiving CalWORKs, as well as youth on probation, youth receiving General Relief, and homeless youth. HIRE LA’s Youth will begin accepting online applications from youth ages 14-24 beginning May 4 at hirelayouth.org

cretionary spending for FY 2015 was approximately $1.2 trillion. Using the SBA's $90.7 billion figure, this would mean small businesses actually received no more than 7.5% and not the 25.7% claimed by the SBA. The ASBL is also challenging the accuracy of

the $90.7 billion the SBA claims was awarded to small businesses. Data from the Federal Procurement Data System indicates in FY 2015, 151 Fortune 500 firms and hundreds of other large businesses received federal small business contracts.

Research by the ASBL indicates that legitimate small businesses received no more than $40 billion in federal contracts in FY 2015 or approximately 3.4%, of the $1.2 trillion in contracts awarded by the federal government in FY 2015. The SBA Inspector General, CBS, NBC and Public Citizen have all released investigative reports that found the SBA has, in fact, fabricated the volume of federal contracts awarded to small businesses by including billions to Fortune 500 firms for over ten years. Attorneys for the ASBL are considering filing an injunction against the SBA to prevent them from reporting contracts to Fortune 500 firms as small business contracts as well as using a dramatically reduced federal acquisition budget to fabricate the accurate percentage of contracts awarded to small businesses. The ASBL plans to release a documentary this summer chronicling the history of corruption and fraud at the SBA.

City of Compton to Hold Series of Informational Town Hall Meetings on Upcoming Ballot Measure COMPTON – The City of Compton will hold a series of informational town hall meetings on the upcoming June 7 Vital City Services and Neighborhood Protection Measure ballot measure more commonly referred to as Measure P. Upcoming meetings include: Wed., May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Gonzalez Park Wed., May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Kelly Park Wed., May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Burrel McDonald Park Sat., May 21 at 10 a.m. at the Douglas Dollarhide Community Center Sat., Jun. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Douglas Dollarhide Community Center In June, Compton voters will be asked to approve the Vital City Services and Neighborhood Protection Measure, a proposed ordinance to add a one percent sales tax to fund repairing local streets, sidewalks and enhancing pedestrian street lighting. Additionally, the measure would provide funding for more public safety personnel including sheriffs, firefighters and paramedics, expand youth job training, gang and drug prevention programs, economic development, improve local parks and

stabilize basic services throughout the City. The estimated annual revenue to the City of Compton if passed by voters will generate over $7 million annually and would require citizens’ oversight. “This ordinance addresses an issue important for our residents —our streets,” said Mayor Aja Brown. “It addresses Compton’s urgent and critical infrastructure needs and if passed voters will ensure that millions are allocated towards community reinvestment. This would include over $100 million to repave every Compton street, the creation of local jobs and the expansion of youth job training, gang and drug prevention programs. This measure will provide funding to

meet critical service needs— which our residents deserve— including adding a muchneeded fire station on the City’s east side and providing additional sheriff’s personnel. This measure also includes a mandatory citizen oversight committee that will review all project expenditures and report to the community quarterly. How the money is being spent will also be available online for the public to view. I'm truly thankful for the support and leadership of the entire City Council. Teamwork makes the Vision work.” The Vital City Services and Neighborhood Protection measure will appear on the City of Compton’s June 7, 2016 ballot.


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NATIONAL/STATE & REGIONAL NEWS Report: African Americans, Latinos, Low-Income Americans Pay Up to 3 Times More Than Others For Household Energy Low-Income Households in Memphis, Birmingham, Atlanta, New Orleans, Providence, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Cleveland Suffer Heaviest “Energy Burden” — Washington, DC — An “energy burden” review of 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas finds that low-income households devote up to three times as much income to energy costs as do other, higher-income households. The new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition also finds that AfricanAmerican and Latino households spend disproportionate amounts of their income on energy and that more energy efficiency measures would help close the gap by at least one-third. Key findings from “Lifting the High Energy Burdens in America’s Largest Cities: How Energy Efficiency Can Improve Low-Income and Underserved Communities” (www.aceee.org/ press/2016/04/report-energyburden-low-income) include the following: * On average, lowincome households pay 7.2 percent of household income on utilities – more than three times the amount that higher income households pay (2.3 percent). * Energy burdens were found to be greatest for lowincome households in the following 10 major cities: Memphis (13.2 percent of income), Birmingham (10.9 percent), Atlanta (10.2 percent), New Orleans (9.8

percent), Providence (9.5 percent), Pittsburgh (9.4 percent), Dallas (8.8 percent), Philadelphia (8.8 percent), Kansas City (8.5 percent), and Cleveland (8.5 percent). * For African-American households, the cities with the greatest energy burdens were: Memphis, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Kansas City, Birmingham, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Atlanta. * Latino households experience the greatest energy burdens in: Memphis, Providence, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Atlanta, Birmingham, Phoenix, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Detroit. * If low-income housing stock were brought up to the efficiency level of the average US home, this would eliminate 35 percent of the average low-income energy burden of low-income households. For African-American and Latino households, 42 percent and 68 percent of the excess energy burden, respectively, would be eliminated. * The five cities with the lowest median energy burdens for all households were San Francisco

(1.4 percent), San Jose (1.8 percent), Seattle (2.1 percent), Washington, DC (2.1 percent), and San Diego (2.3 percent). Jacqueline Patterson, director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP, said: “For the communities we serve who are disproportionately plagued by pollution from energy production, for families who have to make choices between proper nutrition and keeping the lights on, and for unemployed persons for whom retrofitting and weatherization may provide a pathway out of poverty, this report illuminates the challenges and provides guidance on solutions that will result in healthier and more economically vibrant communities.” Ariel Drehobl, research analyst and lead report author, ACEEE, said: “We found that the overwhelming majority of lowincome and households of color in major US cities experienced higher energy burdens when compared to the average household in the same city. Families who face higher energy burdens experience many negative long-term effects on their health and well-being.

Family and Friends Remembers Percy H. Pinkney, a Political Legend (Continued from page 1) Brown appointed him as the first Special Assistant for Community Relations. With then Assembly Speaker, Willie L. Brown, they formed the (BAPAC) Black Political Association of California which now has 55 chapters, since its started in 1994.

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Senior State Field Representative which lasted 25 years, retiring in 2014. Percy was the longest serving federal field representative in the country. Primary services were held in Fair Oaks California earlier this month after his passing on March 18th.This past

were, retired Congresswoman, Ambassador, California State Senator, Dianne E. Watson L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, councilman Curren Price of the 9th District, "Sweet Alice", Janice Hahn,Trevor J. Daley, Hon. Robert Farrell, Atty. Thomasina Reed BAPAC V.P. (L.A.), City officials and clergy also

These families are at greater risk for respiratory diseases and increased stress, and they can experience increased economic hardship and difficulty in moving out of poverty.” Adrianna Quintero, executive director, Voces Verdes, said: “Increasing the energy efficiency of Latino households to the median level could cut their excess energy burdens by as much as a whopping 68 percent, putting more money in their pockets for things like food and, medical expenses.” Khalil Shahyd, representative, Energy Efficiency for All coalition (which includes the Natural Resources Defense Council where he is a project manager of the Urban Solutions Program), said: “Increasing investments in energy efficiency can help improve energy affordability for all of America’s households, renters and owners alike, and this is especially critical for low-income renters whose energy burdens are more than three times higher. Cutting energy waste by improving energy efficiency leads to more comfortable homes; healthier, more prosperous communities; and is the quickest and most cost-effective way to reduce the dangerous carbon pollution fueling climate change. Energy efficiency is a practical solution for climate change, one that all people can participate in directly and experience direct benefits from.” Other key findings include the following: * The Southeast and Midwest regions had the highest average energy burdens across all groups. * Overall, low-income households experienced the highest median energy burden (7.2 percent), followed by AfricanAmerican households (5.4 percent), low-income households living in multifamily buildings (5.0 percent), Latino households (4.1 percent), and renting households (4.0 percent). * In 17 cities — which is more than one-third of the cities studied — a quarter of lowincome households experienced

an energy burden greater than 14 percent, substantially higher than the 3.5 percent median for all households. * On average, AfricanAmerican and white households paid similar utility bills, but African-American households experienced a median energy burden 64 percent greater than white households (5.4 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively). Latino households paid lower utility bills, on average, than African-American and white households did, yet they experienced a median energy burden 24 percent greater than white households (4.1 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively). * Renter households also experienced higher energy burdens (4.0 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively). Renters pay almost 20 percent more per square foot than home owners, indicating that they live in less efficient homes. * Experiencing high energy burdens can greatly affect the mental and physical health of families by increasing financial stress, cases of asthma, respiratory problems, heart disease, arthritis, and rheumatism. Children and the elderly are most susceptible to these health impacts caused by improperly heated or cooled homes. * Increasing investment in energy efficiency programs is an underutilized strategy that could compliment bill assistance and weatherization programs to help reduce high energy burdens in underserved communities. Suggested approaches include: targeting multifamily buildings with energy efficiency investments; using demographic data in program evaluation; and strengthening low-income targets and goals for utility programs. * States also could prioritize increasing energy efficiency programs in their plans to comply with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to limit power plant emissions, and could opt in to the Clean Energy Incentive Program, which offers early credit for efficiency projects in low-income communities during the two years prior to the start of the compliance period.

West Basin Board of Directors Recognize Local Student Winners of Water Education Art Contest

Retired Congresswoman Diane Watson speaking at Percy Pinkney’s memorial held at FAME. Photo by P.A. Edmead Jr.

Percy left the state to become Special Assistant to L.A. City Councilman Robert Farrell. Then he was picked by

memorial was held The First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles. Honored speakers

spoke.Ending with words of comfort, by Bishop Ted Frazier BAPAC State President. Ending prayer by Rev. Tony Pierce.

(Continued from page 3) Juan Orozco, Grade 7, Prairie Vista Middle School, Hawthorne Michelle Akamine, Grade 12, Culver City High School, Culver City The 12 honorable mention award winners were: Minji Kang, Grade 5, Lunada Bay Elementary School, Palos Verdes Miki Uchida, Grade 3, Pennekamp Elementary School, Manhattan Beach Joli Garcia, Grade 4, Farragut Elementary School, Culver City Jocelin Sanchez, Grade 3, 156th Street Elementary School, Gardena Jacqueline Chui, Grade 7, Chadwick School, Palos Verdes Ariella Figueroa, Grade 6, Oak Street K-6 School, Inglewood Evgeniya Bozhko, Grade 8, Manhattan Beach Middle School, Manhattan Beach N.K. Soon, Grade 6, El Please see Water, page

Segundo Middle School, El Segundo Jasmine Park, Grade 10, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Palos Verdes Fabian Martinez, Grade 11, Inglewood High School, Inglewood Sonia Araujo, Grade 12, Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne Hannah Cho, Grade 10, West High School, Torrance Part of West Basin’s program to foster the awareness of water conservation, particularly during this time of drought, the Water is Life Student Art Contest encourages third through twelfth grade students to create a water conservation message and illustrate it with original artwork. The 2016 art contest was sponsored by the law firm of Lemieux O’Neill, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, and SUEZ North America. For more information about the Water is Life Student Art Contest and to learn more about West Basin’s education programs, please visit www.westbasin.org.


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ART&ENTERTAINMENT NEWS California Dance Center Offering Free Workshop for Students Ages 5-18 (Continued from page 1) regained its title as Western Division Champs in Praise Dance, Jazz and Hip-Hop. On Saturday, April 30 CDC will be defending its title as Western Regional Champs with the THUNDERSTRUCK Dance Competition. I believe Praise Dance should be presented in churches, conventions, social gatherings, and dance competitions (as GOD is evenly present EVERYWHERE). Praise Dancers should be working to have a greater presence “outside” of the church in hopes of reaching thousands of people and possibly encouraging them to seek GOD within the walls of the church. Regarding our upcoming television show—CDC has just been signed to one of the biggest talent agencies in the city. WOW! When GOD shows up HE truly show out! CDC wants to reach more young people in Los Angeles and surrounding communities and on May 7 & 14 we are having a “Free Workshop” for students ages 5 to 18. Give us a call at 213-446-6801, and view our ad below.

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY Notice of Certificate of Acceptance and Declaration of Land Patent Assignee. To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know that the live man, one, Mark Lynn Crumpacker, does hereby certify and declare that: 1.One is a lawful "Assignee" in the federal Land Patent # 737246. Dated, February 27 in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty [A.D. 1920]; that one has brought up said Land Patent In one’s name as it pertains to that portion of the land described as Lot 40 of tract 26801 near the city of Santa Clarita Los Angeles county, California, as per book 174 pages 48-50, inclusive. The character of said land so claimed by the patent, and legally described and referenced under the Patent Number listed above is: Township four, north of Range fourteen west and the south half of the northeast quarter and the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section twelve in Township four north of Range fifteen west of the San Bernardino Meridian, California. Containing one hundred sixty-five and thirty-eight-hundredth acres." 2.One is an Assignee at Law and a bona fide Assignee and lawful “absolute owner” by way of valuable consideration, only for the certain legally described portion of the tract of Land, which is duly authorized to be executed in pursuance of the supremacy of Treaty Law, citation and Constitutional Mandate, herein referenced, whereupon a duly authenticated true and correct lawful description, together with all hereditament, tenements and pre-emptive rights appurtenant thereto, the lawful and valuable consideration which is appended hereto, and made a part of this Notice of Certificate of Acceptance and Declaration of Land Patent Assignee. 3. Said tract of Private Land is located in California and is not “in this state” (as defined under California

Revenue and Taxation Code, Section 130(f)) 4. The filing of this Notice of Certificate of Acceptance and Declaration of Land Patent Assignee shall not deny or infringe upon any right or privilege, or Immunity of any other Heir or Assigns to any other portion of the tract of land covered in the abovedescribed federal Patent Number 737246. 5. If this duly certified copy of the Land Patent is not challenged by a lawfully qualified party having a lawful claim, lien, debt, or other equitable interest in a lawful court of competent jurisdiction within thirty days from the date of the filing of this NOTICE then the above described property shall become the allodial Freehold of the Heir or Assignee to said Patent, the certain lawfully described portion of the private Land of the federal Land Patent shall be considered henceforth perfected in one’s birthright Title: "Mark Lynn Crumpacker", and all future claims against this private Land shall be forever waived. 6. Therefore, said land remains unencumbered, free and clear, and without liens or lawfully attached in any way, and is hereby declared to be private land and private property, not subject to any commercial forums (e. g. U. C. C.) whatsoever. Additionally, a Common Law courtesy period of thirty calendar days is stipulated for any challenges hereto, otherwise, laches or estoppel shall forever bar the same against said allodial freehold estate; assessment lien theory to the contrary, notwithstanding. Therefore, said declaration after thirty calendar days from verified date of receipt, if no challenges are brought forth and upheld, perfects this allodial Title for the Declarant and his heirs or assigns forever. Pub. March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 2016 PACE NEWS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2016075174 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: 1. Cassia Services 2. Cassia Disposal Services, 6323 10th Ave, Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90043 LA County Registered Owner(s): Cindylynn Suba, 6323 10th Ave, Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90043 This business is conducted by an individual. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on01/15/2016. 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.) SIGNED: Cindylynn Suba Title: Owner Registrant Signature This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on March 28, 2016 Expires March 28, 2021. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub April 15, 22, 29 May 6, 2016PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2016057515

The following person (s) is/are doing business as: Accounting Career Awareness Program, 5471 Hillcrest Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90043 LA County Registered Owner(s): Ida E. Yarbrough, 5471 Hillcrest Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90043 This business is conducted by an individual. The date 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.) SIGNED: Ida E. Yarbrough Title: Owner Registrant Signature This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on March 9, 2016 Expires March 9, 2021. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub April 8, 15, 22, 29 ,2016PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2015290119 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: All Children Unite, 9451 La Salle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047; P.O. Box 6153 Compton, CA 90224 Registered Owner(s): Catherin Anderson, 9451 La Salle Los Angeles, CA 90047 This business is conducted by an Individual. The date 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.) SIGNED: Catherine Anderson Title: Owner Registrant Signature This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on November 13, 2015 Expires November 13, 2020. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub December 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2016060197 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: Green Works Construction, 8306 Wilshire Blvd, #221, Los Angeles, CA 90211-2304 LA County Registered Owner(s): Timothy Campbell, 8306 Wilshire Blvd, #221, Los Angeles, CA 90211-2304 This business is conducted by an Individual. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/01/2012. 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.) SIGNED: Timothy Campbell Title: Owner Registrant Signature This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on March 11, 2016 Expires March 11, 202021. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2016PN

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The following person (s) is/are doing business as: Cool Jack Publishing, 3763 6th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016 LA County Registered Owner(s): Brian Bently, 3763 6th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016 This business is conducted by an individual. The date 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.) SIGNED: Brian Bently Title: Owner Registrant Signature This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on April 11, 2016 Expires April 11, 2021. NoticeThis fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub April 15, 22, 29 ,May 6, 2016PN

The following person (s) is/are doing business as: Yvette Bently & Associates, 3763 6th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90018 LA County Registered Owner(s): Yvette Faye Bently, 3763 6th Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90018 This business is conducted by an individual. The date 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.) SIGNED: Yvette Faye Bently Title: Owner Registrant Signature This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on April 11, 2016 Expires April 11, 2021. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub April 15, 22, 29 ,May 6, 2016PN

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