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La’Shanda Holmes Breaks Barriers in Coast Guard but endured abuse in the

household. The siblings were placed in foster care, and Holmes and her brother were shuttled from home to home. “We moved around a lot, and I believe it fueled my ambition to live better and work harder,” Holmes said. “It gave me the motivation to succeed.” Holmes’ life changed for the better when husband and wife Linda and Edward Brown took Holmes into their home at the age of 16. The couple showered Holmes with love and Lt. Jeanine Menze, the first African American female aviator in U.S. Coast Guard history pins a set of aviator wings on Lt. j.g. La’Shanda Holmes, who became the first African American female stability which fueled her helicopter pilot in the Coast Guard during an April 9, 2010 winging ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by determination to excel. Ens. Ryan Trespalacios) And excel Holmes did, graduating magna cum By Shirley Hawkins Contributing writer laude from Massey Hill Classical high school in Fayetteville, North Carolina. “I am extremely grateful to La’Shanda Holmes recently broke barriers by be- my foster parents, whom I call my parents,” she said. coming the first African American female helicopter “Without their love, support, and prayers, I’m sure I pilot in the United States Coast Guard. wouldn’t be as successful as I am today.” After completing two years of training at the Navy Holmes said her duties as a helicopter pilot vary from Pensacola flight school in Pensacola, Florida, the day to day. “We might be assigned to transport someone 25-year-old Spelman University graduate received her wings of gold which officially designates her as a Navy aviator. Holmes is the second African American woman to be recognized as an aviator in the Coast Guard’s history, following in the footsteps of Lt. Jeanine Menze, who flies a B-130 airplane. “Jeanine is my mentor,” Holmes said proudly. “She flew to Pensacola, Florida to pin on my wings. We were crying and very emotional because we knew we were making history.” At a recent air show at the Compton/Woodley airport in Compton, Calif., Holmes, dressed in her green flight suit and Coast Guard cap, was surrounded by well-wishers who hugged her and congratulated her for her accomplishment. The aviator, who flies an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, said that joining the Coast Guard has been one of the highlights of her life. “It’s been awesome,” said Holmes, who joined the Naval organization after meeting a Coast Guard recruiter at Spelman. “The independence, the stability, the support and the benefits in the Coast Guard are unmatched,” said Holmes, who added that the Coast Guard stepped in and presented her with a scholarship to complete her last two years in college. “I would wholeheartedly urge other young people to look into joining the Coast Guard because it is an excellent organization,” she said. Holmes underwent intensive training to earn her wings, but the rigorous training did not deter the determined Holmes, who weathered adversity at an early age. helicopter pilot La’Shanda Holmes After losing her mother at the age of two, Holmes See HOLMES page 10 and her younger brother were adopted by a relative

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compliance and developing emergency/disaster plans compliant with the Federal Emergency Management Robin S. Thorne is one of the honorees being Agency, Office of Emergency Services and the Office recognized by Soroptimist International of Long of Homeland Security. Beach (SILB) at their annual Women Who Make a Thorne has always had a desire to serve her Difference Award Luncheon scheduled to take place community, while in Philadelphia she served as on Saturday, April 9, 2011, in Long Beach, California. President of her block association coordinating several Thorne, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania activities for the neighborhood youth exposing them is President and CEO of CTI Environmental, an to mind expanding opportunities. Since in Long environmental construction and engineering firm Beach she has served on several boards and recently founded in 2009. CTI is currently providing services completed a term as Board Chair for the YMCA of on the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening project under Long Beach Downtown Community Development Kiewit Pacific. “We’re making a contribution to Branch. She served as the President of the Long cleaning the environment by hauling aerially deposited Beach Chapter of the American Society of Safety lead contaminated soil on this project.” Thorne Engineers and currently serves as a Commissioner on considers it a privilege to have been able to secure such the Sustainable City Commission. a significant contract in this economy. “Opportunities Thorne is the proud mother of a 21 year old son, Ryan exist all around us. You just need to be diligent, focused Lamar Thorne, who is currently in the Army National and committed to accomplishing your goals.” She says Guard and has established a scholarship in his name at that just when you feel like you can’t go to one more her alma mater, Community College of Philadelphia. networking session or attend one more ‘information’ Robin Sylvia Thorne Thorne feels truly blessed that she has been able meeting, go anyway! She also adds that its important to accomplish many things in her life and is honored to have received the award to: “…be strategic in your pursuit.” Thorne also runs SheTech, a safety training company launched last year. “Not from the Soroptimist organization. She feels that being a member of this SILB only do we provide regulatory compliant programs, we’re also an organization has provided opportunities for personal and professional growth because of the committed to the empowerment of society as a whole, but especially women and examples of leadership and professionalism modeled by the members of the Long young girls.” Publicizing the accomplishments of African American engineers is Beach club. Thorne is available for public speaking and can be reached by calling also a project close to Thorne’s heart. “I’ve created a presentation that tells success (562) 305-2325. Other honorees being recognized by SILB include: Anita Gibbons, Long Beach stories and obstacles that were overcome to achieve these successes,” shares Thorne. The busy engineer has already made strives to take SheTech International. City College; Cindy Allen, ETA Advertising; Jody Cormack, California State “We’re going to South Africa where we have a couple of speaking engagements University, Long Beach; Arlene Mercer, Food Finders; Teri Tan, PhD, Cambodian scheduled,” said Thorne, who visited the African continent in 2009 and fell in love Community. Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls. Additional with the people and the country of South Africa. When she is not busy working on new projects, Thorne is involved in the Real information on the Long Beach chapter can be found at www.si-longbeach.org Business Ministry at Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos, Calif as well as serving as an Usher and a member of the Media Team.. And she savors her down time. “I enjoy golfing, a good movie and relaxing at the beach.” Thorne, who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University, began her professional career with Foamex International as an Associate Chemist in Eddystone, Pennsylvania and transferred to Long Beach, California in 1999 where she worked as a Foam Engineer, then Environmental, Health and Safety Manager where she was responsible for coordinating the health and safety programs for over 400 employees. She was then employed as a Risk Management Specialist where she had responsibility for environmental, health and safety From LBT Washington Staff Reports WASHINGTON-America’s Wire today released a story documenting that African-Americans and Hispanics received significantly fewer mortgages than whites between 2004 and 2009, citing a study by ComplianceTech that was obtained exclusively by America’s Wire. ComplianceTech analyzes mortgage data for government, non-profit organizations and financial institutions. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Kenneth J. Cooper, reports in the story that African-Americans and Hispanics borrowed 62 percent less to buy or refinance From Staff Reports homes in 2009 than they borrowed before the housing market crashed in 2004, Northridge, CA - 02/08/11- Northridge CA dentist Dr. David Shannon is helping while mortgages to whites declined only 17 percent, and Asians obtaining nearly the residents of Northridge and surrounding communities during these difficult an equal amount in mortgages. economic times by giving free Emergency Dental Treatments on; “Whites were about twice as likely as African-Americans and Hispanics to be Saturday, February 12th, 2011, between the hours of 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. approved for prime mortgages with the lowest interest rates, while members of And the two largest minority groups were two to four times more likely to receive Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011, between the hours of 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. subprime loans, which have higher rates,” Mr. Cooper wrote. “By contrast, the The free dental treatments will be given at Dr. Shannon’s office, Natural White disparities were much narrower for loans insured by the government’s Federal Smile, located at 18915 Nordhoff St Suite 1., Northridge, CA, 91324 Housing Administration, which has attracted a growing number of borrowers The Emergency Dental Treatment Day is designed to treat anyone (adult or child) during the credit crunch.” for free who cannot afford dentistry. Furthermore, the story reports that the study, which is a computer analysis of “Anyone with a dental emergency or in need of a cleaning, who could not afford data collected by the federal government under the Home Mortgage Disclosure it, will be provided with Emergency Dental Treatment at NO COST on a first-come Act, also concludes that mortgage loans to minorities were not the cause of the first-served basis”, explains Dr. Shannon, adding “I would like to do my part as a housing crisis, as some critics have contended. dentist to help and hope others would join me in this effort by spreading the word.” America’s Wire provides newspapers, community papers, websites, ethnic Dr. Shannon adds, “We will be conducting free emergency dental treatment in publications and wire services with stories that report on structural racism, and Northridge CA periodically throughout the year to help the less fortunate in our the communities impacted by it. America’s Wire provides a minimum of two encommunity” terprise stories a month by our staff reporters, Mr. Cooper and Marjorie Valbrun, Dr. David Shannon asks the Media to invite local residents who are in need of also an award-winning journalist. Other stories currently available on America’s emergency dental treatment but cannot afford immediate dental care to be aware Wire include: of this free offer. · Efforts to include more people of color in genetic research Details of Dr. David Shannon’s other community events can be found at www. · A report on hospital closings in minority communities dentistnorthridgeca.com · Marisa Treviño’s commentary on increases in hate crimes against Latinos People helping people have been one of the prominent strengths of our country. · The impact of black prosecutors across the country During these hard economic times, the spirit of giving and helping is needed more · Q & A with Shirley J. Wilcher, director of American Association for Affirmative than ever. Action For further information contact: Dr. David Shannon · The impact of residential segregation on health outcomes Natural White Smile · Conservatives blaming the poor for being poor 18915 Nordhoff St Suite 1 · The declining number of black males at colleges and universities Northridge, CA 91324 · Tim Wise, a white crusader against racism (818)772-7096 · States easing restrictions on ex-convicts By Shirley Hawkins and Richard Love

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Youngstown State University Frat House Shooting: 1 Dead, 11 Injured At Party BY THOMAS J. SHEERAN

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two men angry over a dispute at an Ohio fraternity house party left the gathering and returned early Sunday, spraying bullets into a crowd and killing a Youngstown State University student who was trying to separate two groups, authorities said. Eleven other people were injured, including a 17-year-old with a critical head wound. The men were arrested and charged later Sunday with aggravated murder, shooting into a house and 11 counts of felonious assault, Youngstown police Chief Jimmy Hughes said. The suspects are in their early 20s Jamail E. Johnson and from the Youngstown area, but Hughes withheld their names pending further investigation. "These guys were in the location for a little while before the shooting occurred," he said. "Something happened that they became unhappy. They had some type of altercation." The shooting occurred at a two-story brick house in a neighborhood of onceelegant homes, many of which are now boarded up. The house party had been bustling with 50 or more people early Sunday, Hughes said. "Somebody just got shot!" a caller tells a dispatcher on a recording of the 911 call. The Mahoning County coroner's office identified the dead student as 25-year-old Jamail E. Johnson. He was shot once in the head and multiple times in his hips and legs; an autopsy is planned Monday, said Dr. Joseph Ohr, a forensic pathologist with the coroner's office. Capt. Rod Foley said Johnson apparently was trying to separate two groups when he was shot. "(Johnson) was just an excellent, excellent young man, and our loss runs deep," said Christopher Cooper, a legal officer for Omega Psi Phi fraternity. The senior had recently traveled to North Carolina for a fraternity program emphasizing manhood and scholarship, Cooper said. Johnson's fraternity brothers were trying to decide whether to return to the house, he said. They were "very solemn, very alarmed, very hurt," Cooper said. The 11 people who were injured ranged in age from 17 to 31. About half of them were shot in the foot, police said. Two were hit in the abdomen, and the most seriously hurt was the 17-year-old who was shot near one ear. They were taken to nearby St. Elizabeth Health Center. Eight of them had been treated and released by afternoon, hospital spokeswoman Tina Creighton said. She said she could not release the conditions of the other three. The university said six of the injured were students. Members of the university-sanctioned Omega Psi Phi fraternity lived at the house, YSU spokesman Ron Cole said. Omega Psi Phi doesn't own the house, Cooper said. A neighbor, Rodger Brown, 54, said the house and an adjacent home with Greek lettering indicating a fraternity often have parties on Friday and Saturday nights but had caused no problems in the neighborhood. "It's a nice, quiet neighborhood," he said. Ohio Gov. John Kasich planned to meet Monday in Youngstown with YSU president Cynthia Anderson and Mayor Jay Williams to discuss the shootings. "This is one of those days that every university president across the country, as well as many other officials, always dread," Anderson said at a news conference on campus. Anderson said she had been assured by police that there was no threat to the urban campus in northeast Ohio near the Pennsylvania border. The university has about 15,000 students with alumni including former Kansas Jayhawks football coach Mark Mangino and fashion designer Nanette Lepore.

JPMorgan Apologizes For Overcharging 4,500 Soldiers and Foreclosure on 18 of Them From Staff Reports Stephanie Mudick is testifying before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee today. It will not be a pleasant experience. Mudick is the head of Consumer Practices at JPMorgan Chase & Co., which broke the law. And not just any law. "I want to express to the men and women serving our country and to the members of this committee Chase's deepest regret over the mistake we made in applying those protections." She ends it with an apology too. And in the middle she plans to turn to Capt. Jonathan Rowles and his wife Julia, who will be at the hearing with their attorney who will testify, and apologizes to them. "We clearly made mistakes in how we serviced their mortgage and how we dealt with them in trying to resolve those mistakes. The customer service we provided to Captain Rowles and his wife was unacceptable and the fact that this was a servicemember makes our mistakes all the more inexcusable." Rowles did everything right. He sent Chase a copy of his active duty orders and

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Peace in the Hood

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February 7, 2011 Cleveland, Ohio–A fraternity party at Youngstown State University turned into what is becoming too common place-a young Black man with a promising future dead and others injured in another episode of senseless violence. Two more young men, who look like the victim, are in jail. Their lives are essentially in ruin. A 17 year old girl is fighting for her life. By all accounts, the two accused killers were asked to leave the party and returned. Jamail Johnson, who was acting as a peacemaker tried to separate the two groups and was shot multiple times when the two males opened fire on a crowded party. Brother Jamail was a remarkable and popular young man who was going somewhere in life. Two males who were peace breakers have inflicted death and injury, both physical and psychological that only time and faith will heal. As the Youngstown Community and the larger Ohio community wrap their arms around the victims and their families, we again ourselves why? Why drives young Black men to murder each other? What could have happened or been said that was so serious that it cost one person their life, injured 11 other people? What could have been said or done that now leaves two other young men in the 20’s facing aggravated murder charges and who if convicted will probably never see the outside of a prison cell again? Where did these young men get the guns? There is no excuse for this madness. As we try to move forward from this tragedy, we must look at what could have been done differently, what interventions can be put in place to prevent such a tragedy from happening again? Chief Executive Officer Khalid A. Samad and members of Peace in the Hood are traveling to Youngstown to meet with the families and students and the officials. Peace in the Hood will be working with collaborating partners from the area including Glen “Big Poppa” Williams of One Step to Life, Inc., Rose Carter and the staff of Alliance for Congregational Transformation as well as other faith and community based partners in the area. We send our prayers to the families of the victims and are reminded that there is no wound that God cannot heal. We are also reminded of the verse in Matthew 5:45: “Blessed are the Peacemakers……” For more information, please contact Khalid A. Samad at 216-538-4043. Peace in the Hood, Inc, The International Council for Urban Peace, Justice and Empowerment, The Task Force for Community Mobilization and the Peacemakers Alliance.

ATTORNEY CLIFTON ALBRIGHT APPOINTED TO PRESIDENT OBAMA’S INDUSTRY TRADE ADVISORY COMMITTEE From Staff Reports

LOS ANGELES, CA – Clifton Albright, managing partner of the Los Angeles based law firm Albright, Yee & Schmit, has been appointed to serve on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC 11). He will act as a representative from Albright, Yee & Schmit, LLP and of the U.S. legal services industry sector. “It is an extreme honor to have been nominated,” said Albright on his appointment. “It‘s my hope that by serving on the committee, I can offer my advice and take part in helping to shape the international trade environment for the United States and policies of the Obama administration.” Mr. Albright is a respected member of the Los Angeles legal community and manages the firm’s employment law and litigation section as well as its international clients. Attorney Clifton Albright In addition to litigation, Mr. Albright negotiates business transactions, and conducts employment investigations and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance audits. Under the jurisdiction of the Executive office of the President via the United States Trade Representative and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Mr. Albright will use his industry knowledge to assist the Administration in pursuing trade objectives that reflect the concerns and interests of the private sector. The ITAC is pleased to work with Mr. Albright to help develop and implement trade policies that will serve the national interest. About Albright, Yee &Schmit- The law firm of Albright, Yee & Schmit, LLP is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive and creative legal services to its clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner. With offices in Downtown Los Angeles, California, the firm is well positioned to serve clients throughout California and the World.  (Albright, Yee & Schmit, LLP has clients from China to Africa and points in between.) The firm offers experienced legal guidance and is also at the forefront in developing preventative policies and procedures, training, avoiding and if necessary, resolving harassment, and employment related disputes (including alternative dispute resolution), and defending litigation arising from employment disputes.  For more information on Albright, Yee & Schmit, please visit HYPERLINK “http://www.ayslaw.com/” http://www.ayslaw.com/

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LAGRANT Foundation awarding $125,000 in marketing and PR scholarships

Minority supplier council uses billboards to blast Conn. Lottery advertising policy

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From Staff Reports The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council has taken on the Connecticut Lottery for its lack of advertising contracts with minority media while relying on the millions spent by African American, Hispanic and Asian consumers to operate. As part of its strategy to increase the contracts issued by the state lottery to minority businesses, GNEMSDC is calling for, among other reforms, the hiring of a minority-owned advertising agency. It is taking the unusual step of making its demands by using billboards that tell minority consumers, "They want your money but not your business."

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) is now accepting scholarships applications for the 2011/2012 academic year. Applications must be submitted to TLF by Monday, February 28, 2011 for consideration. Twenty outstanding students will be awarded college scholarships: fifteen undergraduate students will receive awards of $5,000 each; and five graduate students will receive awards of $10,000 each. In addition, all students will receive a trip to New York City to celebrate TLF's 13th Anniversary Scholarship Recognition Reception and Awards Program on May 23, 2011. Recipients will participate in a day-long career development workshop and have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals. All travel expenses for the scholarship recipients will be paid for by TLF. To apply, students must be of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American descent pursuing degrees in advertising, marketing and public relations at an accredited college or university. Undergraduate students must have at least a 2.75 GPA and graduate students must have at least a 3.2 GPA. All recipients must be available to attend all TLF scholarship events and make a commitment to maintain contact with TLF for assistance with professional development. The lack of ethnic minorities working in advertising, marketing and public relations is shocking and TLF works to close this gap in the industry by providing scholarships and helping students gain the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. Most importantly, TLF also helps students break into the field with internships: "At the end of the day what's important to me is to get minorities placed," says Kim Hunter, the Founder/Chairman of TLF. This directly helps the scarcity problem of minorities in the field. TLF was established in 1998 by Mr. Kim L. Hunter, whose vision is to see more ethnic representation within the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. Since its inception, The LAGRANT Foundation has awarded close to $1 million and more than 180 scholarships to ethnic minority students nationwide. Thanks to its committed board of directors and donors, TLF continues to strive toward achieving its mission of increasing ethnic minorities in advertising, marketing and public relations. Donors who have contributed $5,000 or more in cash are: Alcoa Foundation, Alloy, American Express, Amgen, APCO Worldwide, Avery Dennison, Bank of America, Burson-Marsteller, Castells & Asociados, Cohn & Wolfe, Council of Public Relations Firms, CNN, Draftfcb, Edison International, FleishmanHillard, GolinHarris, Guardian, Heyman Associates, Hill & Knowlton, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Ketchum, Macy's Foundation, NORDSTROM, The Coca-Cola Company, Tyco Electronics, Verizon, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Waste Management, Weber Shandwick Worldwide. American Airlines is the official airline of TLF, providing air transportation for scholarship winners. Scholarship applications may be obtained through TLF's website at www.lagrantfoundation.org or by calling Programs Manager Ericka Avila at 323.469.8680, ext. 233 or erickaavila@lagrant.com. The LAGRANT Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career development workshops, internships, professional development and mentors to African American, Asian Pacific American, Native American/ Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, please visit www.lagrantfoundation.org.

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CORRECTION In the February 3, 2011 issue it was stated that Bessie Coleman was born in 1803. Bessie Coleman was born January 26, 1892 her correct date of birth.

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With E15, Boaters, Anglers Will Need Extra Vigilance When Filling Up at the Gas Station From Staff Reports ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 10, 2011 – With the EPA’s recent decision to allow the use of gasoline with up to 15% ethanol (E15) in 2001 and newer model cars and trucks, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says that trailerboaters will need to remain extra vigilant when filling up their truck and trailered boat at the local gas station. That’s because while E15 could be fine for the tow vehicle, it’s not good – nor authorized by the EPA – for use with boats. A strong solvent, ethanol has been known to degrade marine fuel systems, damage engines, add safety concerns, and lead to expensive repair bills. “When filling up at gas stations, boaters are used to pulling up to the pump and filling up the tow vehicle first, and then putting the same fuel nozzle into the boat,” said BoatUS Director of Damage Avoidance Bob Adriance. “If that happens with E15, it could be a big mistake.” The EPA intends to put a warning on the pump – a small label with the exact wording yet to determined. “This is going to be a lot different from the choices offered to boaters today, where it’s nearly impossible to misfuel gas or diesel engines, or where there are few consequences when choosing 87 octane over a higher 93 octane gasoline, for example,” added Adriance. All of this means that when E15 starts to appear in gasoline stations, boaters must heed the warning on the pump and shouldn’t even think about using it in a boat. Here’s why: • Going Lean isn’t good: In addition to hydrogen and carbon found in regular gasoline, ethanol also contains oxygen, which means less air (or conversely, more fuel) is required for combustion. The term “enleanment” is used to describe what can happen when there is too much air and not enough fuel. While most cars and trucks on the road today have closed-loop systems that can adjust to prevent enleanment, most boats have open-loop systems which do not, adding a greater risk of heat-related damage to your boat’s engine with E15. • Compatibility questions: Many components on a boat come in contact with ethanol-laden gasoline, including fuel lines, fuel tanks, fuel pumps, fuel injectors, carburetors, pressure regulators, valves, o-rings, and gaskets. The compatibility of these components with any blend greater than E10 is currently unknown. The failure of only one of these components in your engine could lead to failure or, worse, a fire or explosion. • A “good” thing isn’t what it seems: Phase separation is what happens when gas becomes over-saturated with water, leading the water/ethanol mixture to separate from the gasoline and fall to the bottom of the tank (where the engine’s fuel pickup is located). However, since ethanol absorbs water more readily than gasoline and it burns harmlessly through the engine, adding more ethanol to gas will decrease the chance for phase separation. You’d think that would be a good thing, right? However, as you increase the amount of water in ethanol, this mixture also becomes more acidic, increasing the potential to corrode metal, including aluminum fuel tanks. Also keep in mind that once gas has phase separated, the only remedy is to completely empty the tank. While BoatUS believes fuel additives in general are a good thing, it has not seen evidence of any additive being able to restore phase-separated gas back to its original state. • Your warrantee won’t help you: Marine engines are only warranted for use with up to 10% (E10) ethanol. For more information on ethanol, go to BoatUS. com/seaworthy/ethanol.asp. Or, to ask a question or see a discussion on where to find ethanol-free gas at marinas, go the BoatUS ethanol message board at http://my.BoatUS.com/forum.

Final Rule on DMZ Agent Orange Exposure From Staff Reports

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to be arrested. Now, since both military and civilian careers are not analogous I suggest that all my fellow retirees back off being critical of Steny Hoyer. Concentrate on the entire Federal budget crisis. Scope the roots of the crisis out. We have hugh war debts because the Republican President who took us to Afghanistan and Iraq didn't want to raise taxes to pay for the true cost of the war. As soon as the first air strike took place in Afghanistan and later Iraq the U.S. public should have been levied a cost of war tax. Also President G.W. Bush should have been getting Hollywood types and wounded vets to go out on War Bond drives just like in WW2. So my fellow retirees don't rant about Steny Hoyer, rant about "W" who wanted guns and butter and low taxes all at the same time. OBTW, did you think that the high pay all Officers, Warrants, Senior NCOs and compared to RVN junior enlisted received came from the tooth fairy? No it came from money "W" borrowed from China and other foreign nations who bought U.S. Treasury Obligations.

Due to a final regulation just issued, VA officials will now presume herbicide exposure for any veteran who served between April 1, 1968, and August 31, 1971, in a unit determined by VA and Department of Defense officials to have operated in an area in or near the Korean DMZ in which herbicides were applied. Veterans with covered service in Korea who have medical conditions that may be related to Agent Orange are encouraged to submit their applications for access to VA health care and compensation as soon as possible. Click on these links to learn about Veterans' diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure and birth defects in children of Vietnam-era Veterans. For more information on filing a claim, visit the VA's Filing Claims for Presumptive Conditions Based on Herbicide Exposure website. Additional information about Agent Orange and VA's services for Veterans exposed to the chemical is available at this website. For more information on veteran benefits, visit the Continued from page 4 It is ironic and sad that the CLC does not utilize the Military.com Benefits Channel. services of minority advertising and marketing companies to reach their core clientele. "We are demanding immediate action by the CLC to increase the utilization of MBEs in all of the types of goods and services they purchase. This needs to be From Staff Reports done immediately," McKinney said. A Jan­u­ary 20, 2011 report by the non­par­ti­san Con­ The incoming Malloy Administration, the Connectigres­sional Bud­get Office indi­cates that mil­i­tary per­son­ cut General Assembly, and the CLC need to consider nel are paid more than most fed­eral civil­ian employ­ees. the following changes: The CBO report, which was requested by Rep. Steny 1. Changing the CT Lottery Board of Directors so Hoyer (D-Md.), attempts to com­pare reg­u­lar mil­i­tary that minority business and community interest are com­pen­sa­tion (base pay, basic allowance for sub­sis­ directly represented; tence, and basic allowance for hous­ing) with the fed­eral 2. Changing the CT Lottery Leadership and Managecash com­pen­sa­tion (salary and over­time). ment so that it reflects the entire CT population and in Sev­eral news sources and blogs have picked up the particular the communities where they receive their fact that the CBO report indi­cates that a typ­i­cal ser­vice­ revenues; mem­ber is paid more than 75 per­cent of “com­pa­ra­ble 3. Establishment of hard goals to utilize and develop fed­eral civil­ian” workers. Some are using the CBO MBEs to supply goods and services to the CT Lottery; report to sup­port the argue­ment that the mil­i­tary is 4. Establishing a line item so that at least 10 percent paid too much. of the funds provided to the State of Connecticut from Specif­i­cally, the report states that the “median for the CLC are spent specifically for minority business enlisted per­son­nel in 2010 exceeded cash com­pen­sa­ development; and tion for most fed­eral civil­ian employ­ees with a high 5. Establishing a line item like the State of Georgia so school degree and per­haps some col­lege edu­ca­tion.” that CLC revenues fund college scholarships for inner In addi­tion, the report’s author writes, “median cash city and minority high school graduates. com­pen­sa­tion for enlisted per­son­nel was at least as Without these changes, the GNEMSDC will continue high as the 75th per­centile of earn­ings for fed­eral work­ to bring attention to the role the CT Lottery plays in ers with com­pa­ra­ble work expe­ri­ence.” The find­ings contributing to the destruction of minority communiwere sim­i­lar for mil­i­tary offi­cers when com­pared to ties around the state. their coun­ter­parts. But is the com­par­i­son fair? Many fed­eral civil­ian work­ers may cor­rectly argue that they serve in harms way along­side active duty mem­bers and have com­pa­ra­ble cir­cum­stances. How­ ever, the CBO appears to see it oth­er­wise. In fact, the final sec­tion of the report lists the fac­tors which make com­par­ing the two com­pen­sa­tion sys­tems dif­fi­cult. Not the least of which are what the report refers to as the “intan­gi­bles.” These intan­gi­bles include fre­quent relo­ The Greater New England Minority Supplier Develca­tions, deploy­ments, greater respon­si­bil­ity at ear­lier opment Council is a 501 c-3 membership organization career points, and haz­ardous work­ing con­di­tions, not whose mission is to significantly grow minority busito men­tion the unlim­ited work hours (24/7 on call). nesses in the region by building relationships with CorThe report’s author states that quan­ti­fy­ing those intan­ porate America and the public sector. The GNEMSDC gi­ble ele­ments among mil­i­tary and fed­eral civil­ians is is a regional affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. The GNEMSDC serves over “extremely dif­fi­cult.” 200 corporate members and over 400 certified MinorWhy the report and why now? Some spec­u­late that the request for the report may ity Business Enterprises in Maine, New Hampshire, be related to Rep. Hoyer’s call late last year to freeze Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connectimil­i­tary pay along with fed­eral civil­ian pay. Hoyer cut. Last year NMSDC corporate members purchased has declined to indi­cate where he may head next; over $100 billion in goods and services from NMSDC accord­ing to a spokesper­son from Hoyer’s office, the certified MBEs. con­gress­man is not ready to make any judg­ment yet.

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FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE by Richard Love

"And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three, but the greatest of these is love" (I Cor. 13:13).

From Staff Reports

St. Paul had been discussing, in I Cor. 13, some of the miraculous signs that were to vanish away as God's revelation became complete. But faith, hope and love, he declared, would abide as a triune evidence of true Christianity. These three are all we need in the present "dispensation of the grace of God." Any church where faith, hope and love are found in abundant measure is a "full" church. It may have but a few members, but what greater blessing could it wish for than faith, hope and love in its fellowship? Faith, hope and love are a trinity often referred to in St. Paul's epistles. Each is of basic importance in its way, and none can exist without the other two. Faith is of primary importance. "Without faith it is impossible to please [God]" (Heb 11:6), and how can there be hope and love without faith? Hope holds the central place among the three. Hope in the Bible is more than a wish; it is the opposite of despair, an eager anticipation of blessings to come. Hope is the Christian's experience, his living with eternity's glory in view. Love is the crowning virtue of the three; it is the fruit of faith and hope, and is greatest in the sense that it is "the bond of perfectness." Moreover, love is eternal. Some day, for every true believer, "faith will vanish into sight; hope be emptied in delight" and love will reign supreme. May God help us, in our fellowship with each other, to evidence a full measure of faith, hope and love.

Retail gasoline prices are likely to creep higher as anti-government protests continue in Egypt and concerns remain about the stability of the Middle East. The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.124 on Friday, according to AAA, Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service. That's up 2.4 cents in the past week. Analysts expect prices to stay at $3 a gallon or higher - perhaps rising as much as 8 cents over the next two weeks - until the conflict in Egypt is resolved and tensions ease in neighboring countries. The pump increases come at a time when U.S. gasoline inventories are at an 18-year high of 236.2 million barrels. Crude oil imports are up, too, averaging 9.1 million barrels a day in the past four weeks, which is 641,000 barrels a day more than the four-week period in 2009. At the same time, motorists are staying off the roads, with demand up less than 1 percent in the past month, as winter storms hit many parts of the country. "We will continue to have an amply supplied gasoline market all the way up through the spring and summer," energy analyst Jim Ritterbusch said. "But it's a market that remains subject to the vagaries of geopolitics." The temporary Without the uncertainty about the Middle East pushing up oil prices, retail gas Sunday School teacher prices probably would have fallen between five and 10 cents recently, PFGBest was struggling to open analyst Phil Flynn said. a combination lock on the supply cabinet. She had been told the combination, but couldn't quite remember it. She went to the pastor's study and asked for help. From Staff Reports The pastor came into the Los Angeles—Supervisor Mark room and began to turn Ridley-Thomas today applauded the the dial. appointment of Daryl L. Osby to the After the first two position of Los Angeles County Fire numbers he paused and Chief. stared blankly for a “Daryl Osby’s impressive background moment.Finally he looked makes him the right choice for this serenely heavenward and his lips moved silently. demanding job,” said Supervisor Then he looked back Ridley-Thomas. “He has extensive at the lock, and quickly executive experience, a comprehensive turned to the final number, understanding of emergency fire and and opened the lock. medical services and, of course, years of The teacher was amazed. on-the-ground firefighting experience. "I'm in awe at your faith, Osby, a 24-year firefighting veteran, pastor," she said. has had an exemplary career, rising "It's really nothing," he through the ranks, becoming the answered. "The number is Chief Daryl L. Osby department’s first African American to on a piece of tape on the LA County Fire Dept. be appointed to the rank of Chief Deputy ceiling." and now Chief of the department. He was a top commander during many of the region’s most challenging fire crises, "Don't including the Catalina Island fire of 2007, the 2005 Topanga Fire and the California fire siege, when 15 wildfires ravaged Southern California in the space of one month. take Also, after Hurricane Katrina, Osby was deployed to Louisiana for 18 days to assist life too with the devastated region’s comprehensive recovery planning.

Looking Heavenward

RIDLEY-THOMAS APPLAUDS APPOINTMENT OF DARYL L. OSBY AS LA COUNTY FIRE CHIEF

The new Chief has a long history of community involvement and mentoring activities throughout the Los Angeles regions, including the L.A. Junior Firefighters Foundation, Youth for Excellence Foundation and the Inglewood YMCA, and he is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations for his service. Osby earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University.

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Former Pa. Judge To Go On Trial In Kickbacks Case Compiled by LBT’s Staff

Kids in Luzerne County had a powerful incentive to stay out of the courtroom of Mark Ciavarella, a fearsome, zero-tolerance judge who tossed youths into juvenile detention even when their crimes didn't warrant it. Ciavarella ordered a 13-year-old boy to spend 48 terrifying days in a private jail for throwing a piece of steak at his mother's boyfriend during an argument. An honor roll student who had never been in trouble before was sent to the same jail, PA Child Care, because she gave the middle finger to a police officer. A girl who accidentally set her house ablaze while playing with a lighter languished in PA Child Care for more than a month — forced to shower naked in front of male guards, she says, and prohibited from hugging her family during rare visits. She was only 10 years old. PA Child Care's beds were filled with young offenders who didn't belong there, prosecutors allege, because its owner was paying kickbacks to Ciavarella. On Monday, the disgraced former judge will stand trial in one of the biggest courtroom scandals in U.S. history — a $2.8 million bribery scheme known as "kids for cash." A state panel that investigated the scandal called Ciavarella "Dickensian" in his treatment of juvenile offenders and said that he reigned over juvenile court in

In this Feb. 12, 2009 file photo, former Luzerne County judge Mark Ciavarella, center, leaves the federal courthouse in Scranton, Pa. On Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, the disgraced former judge will stand trial in one of the biggest courtroom scandals in U.S. history, a $2.8 million bribery scheme known as “kids for cash.”

a "harsh, autocratic and arbitrary" manner. The ex-judge has said he didn't believe he was breaking the law. Hillary Transue, 19, plans to watch the trial from afar. Now a college sophomore in New Hampshire, Transue appeared in Ciavarella's courtroom in 2007 and spent a month in a wilderness camp for building a MySpace page that lampooned her assistant principal. She did not have an attorney when she went before Ciavarella, nor was she told of her right to one. Whatever Ciavarella's fate, she said, the important thing is that he no longer wields any power. Ciavarella and another implicated judge, Michael Conahan, left the bench shortly after being charged in January 2009. "I don't care if he's away for seven minutes or seven years," she said. "The man's reputation is destroyed, and he's never going to do this to children again." Ciavarella's attorney declined comment. Court documents outline a scheme in which Conahan, then Luzerne County's president judge, forced the county-run juvenile detention center to close in 2002 and helped PA Child Care LLC, a company owned by his friend, secure contracts worth tens of millions of dollars to house youth offenders at its new facility outside Wilkes-Barre. Ciavarella, who presided over juvenile court, sent youths to PA Child Care and to a sister facility in western Pennsylvania while he was taking payments from the owner and the builder of the facilities, prosecutors said. He ran his courtroom with "complete disregard for the constitutional rights of the juveniles," in the words of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Megan, whose last name is being withheld by The Associated Press, was perhaps the youngest defendant to appear in Ciavarella's courtroom. At age 10, she had set fire to a piece of paper in her bedroom. She thought she put it out, but the paper smoldered and eventually set her room ablaze. No one was hurt. Though the landlord didn't want to press charges and Megan had no history of delinquency, Ciavarella claimed she committed arson and sent her to PA Child Care. She left the courtroom in handcuffs and shackles. In an interview with AP, Megan said she was forced to shower naked in front of two or three men her first morning at the facility. She said she assumed they were guards. She said they told her it was a "one-time" requirement. "It made me feel really uncomfortable and nervous and shaking because I didn't want anybody to see me naked, and I was really shy," she said. Megan cried herself to sleep almost every night she was in the detention center. After she got out, classmates teased her mercilessly. She dropped out of school

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and enrolled in a cyberschool. The trauma has turned a normal, quiet 10-year-old into an angry and withdrawn young woman of 16 going on 17. She's been diagnosed with anorexia. She has also cut herself, as recently as two months ago. Megan said she wants Ciavarella to be sent to prison. "He deserves it. Because now my life, I can't describe it. I've become really depressed all the time. I do things I really shouldn't be doing," she said. "I just want a good therapist, but there are none around there. I'm always so sad." Ciavarella has vigorously denied the allegation that he sent children to PA Child Care in exchange for money. Testifying in 2009 in an unrelated proceeding, he said he considered the payments he took to be a "finder's fee" for helping to secure county business for PA Child Care. "I did not consider what I did to be illegal," Ciavarella said. "I was told it was legal money. I was told it was something that I was entitled to. And for that reason, I did not have a problem with where that money went or how it came to me." Ciavarella and Conahan initially pleaded guilty in February 2009 to honest services fraud and tax evasion in a deal with federal prosecutors that called for a sentence of 87 months in prison. But their plea deals

were rejected by Senior U.S. District Judge Edward M. Kosik, who ruled they had failed to accept responsibility for their actions. A federal grand jury in Harrisburg subsequently returned a 48-count racketeering indictment against the judges. Conahan pleaded guilty to a single racketeering charge last year and awaits sentencing. The scandal sent shockwaves through Pennsylvania's court system. The Supreme Court overturned thousands of juvenile convictions issued by Ciavarella. The Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice, a panel created by then-Gov. Ed Rendell and the Legislature to investigate the scandal, uncovered a breakdown of state oversight and "serious and chronic malfunction" within Luzerne County's juvenile court system. The commission issued dozens of recommendations last May, from reforming the board that disciplines wayward judges to ensuring that juveniles have access to lawyers to reducing or eliminating the use of shackling in juvenile courtrooms. But change has been slow. A bill that would have mandated legal counsel for juvenile defendants passed the Senate last year but died in the House. The sponsor, Republican Sen. Lisa Baker, plans to reintroduce the legislation as part of a broader package of juvenile justice reforms. "We need to put these protections into law. I don't want us to fall into the trap that the crisis is passed and that this isn't going to happen again," she said. Youth advocates accuse the Legislature of dragging its feet. "There was an implicit promise that the state was committed to reforming the system and certainly addressing the specific issues that gave rise to the scandal in Luzerne," said Marsha Levick, co-founder and chief counsel of the Philadelphiabased Juvenile Law Center, which blew the whistle on Ciavarella's harsh treatment of juveniles years before he was charged. "In terms of things the Legislature had a firm ability to control, there's been no forward movement." The Pennsylvania court system, meanwhile, is working on procedural changes that would presume all juveniles to be indigent for purposes of appointing counsel; reduce the use of courtroom shackling; clarify the role of prosecutors in juvenile courts; and enhance victims' rights. The Supreme Court must approve the new rules. John Cleland, a semi-retired state appeals judge who chaired the now-defunct interbranch commission, said he's satisfied that progress is being made. "I wouldn't go so far as to say that anything we've done would prevent a person with a criminal bent from manipulating the system," he said. "But I think it's also true that the safeguards have been enhanced. They're not foolproof, but they are better."


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How Nicki Minaj Stumbled Onto Black History From Staff Reports It had every stereotype of black womanhood one could think of: the prerequisite “crazy hair” passed off as the “real thing”; the sassy attitude coming from a “ho who didn’t know her place”; and, above all else, a “booty” that is a “masterpiece of modern science.” For those who missed it, I am describing a skit that appeared on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, featuring guest rapper Nicki Minaj as the “bride” in the blaxploitation parody, “The Bride of Blacken- Shá Cage plays Saartjie Baartman, a 19th stein.” The various comments century woman who represented “the other” on its YouTube video already to racist and sexist Britons. indicate that the jokes are a hit–but at whose expense? On the one hand, I will admit to finding certain parts humorous, precisely because the jokes rely on certain ideas about the black female body, which Minaj exploits shamelessy in her pastiche-hybrid mimicry of Lil’ Kim and Lady Gaga–part “monster” and part “Barbie Doll.” On the other hand, how long will a black woman’s booty continue to be the source for entertainment and comedy?

Sara (Saartjie) Baartman

While SNL sought to recall the history of ’70s blaxploitation films in “Blackenstein,” I saw a deeper history in its connection between Frankenstein and the black female body. We may recall that Mary Shelley, the daughter of women’s rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft, penned the original Franken-

stein, first published in 1818. Notably, a year earlier, the prominent scientist Georges Cuvier penned his own “masterpiece of modern science”–a thesis about the famed buttocks and genitalia of Sara (Saartjie) Baartman, a South African woman who was exhibited in England and in Paris as the “Hottentot Venus” between 1810 and 1815. The premise of Baartman’s Hottentot Venus show focused on her supposedly too-large behind and the belief in her “missing link” status as a “Hottentot,” a now derogatory term used to describe the Khoisan ethnic group residing at the Cape of South Africa. That group was believed to be so “primitive,” straddling the line between human and animal, that only they would find someone like Baartman to be a “Venus.” Any white man who found Baartman desirable was in danger of “reverting” back to his “primitive” form (even though Victorian ladies donned bustles later in the century). Shelley, who wrote her science fiction as a criticism of scientific violations of the natural world and the “mad” scientists who obsessed over “penetrating nature’s secrets,” may have had men like Cuvier in mind. Cuvier literally penetrated such secrets in his dissection and preservation of Baartman’s brain and genital organs. His thesis, which compared Baartman’s genitalia to those of orangutans, formed the basis for much of 19th-century scientific racism, which later evolved into eugenics. Of course present-day science is quick to remind us that race is a social construct and not based in biology, but popular culture can keep this

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strain of thinking alive with its reductionist representations of black (and white) female sexuality. I admit to being sensitive to such representations and to this particular history since I had my own encounter with Baartman back in 1999 while on a research trip to Paris–an encounter which shaped my dissertation and book, Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture. I stood in front of her skeleton at the Musee de l’Homme, where her remains had been on public display as late as the 1980s, and witnessed the plaster cast that Cuvier molded from her cadaver, which he eagerly acquired because Baartman, when she was alive, refused to show him what was between her legs. There was a rumor circulating at this time that women like Baartman possessed a “Hottentot apron”–an extra flap in the vaginal lips–and the French scientists of this era just had to know if such a thing existed and if it were a natural occurrence or a cosmetic alteration. In death, Cuvier could do what he wanted with Baartman’s body, so in effect he turned her into a specimen. Baartman’s is quite a contentious history, since her remains became the subject of a postcolonial struggle between France and South Africa after Nelson Mandela demanded in 1994 that she be returned to her homeland. The French government resisted at first, fearing that such demands would open the floodgates, and European museums and institutions would have to turn over all the human remains they’d acquired throughout their colonies. However, the French finally relented in 2002, and as a result, Baartman became a national symbol when thousands attended her centuries-delayed funeral on August 9, 2002–South Africa’s National Women’s Day. She is now buried near the Gamtoos River in the Eastern Cape. In the wake of Baartman’s return, articles, books, artworks and films have covered her story, including my own work. Nicki Minaj unwittingly stumbles upon her history in the SNL skit, with its hyper-emphasis on “booty.” Let’s not be similarly unwitting: Consider this an opportunity to purposefully recover Sara Baartman’s story for Black History Month. Check out Barbara Chase-Riboud’s fictional account in her novel The Hottentot Venus; a biography by Clifton Crais and Pamela Scully, Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography; and the recently published anthology, Black Venus 2010: They Called Her “Hottentot,” edited by Deborah Willis. Finally, there is a new French film about Baartman, Venus Noire by Tunisian filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche, which has yet to be released on this side of the Atlantic. Whether in jest or in serious contemplation, Baartman continues to haunt us, perhaps because her story has yet to be fully told. This is a difficult task when one is constantly reduced to T&A spectacle, and so many bodies exist (then and now) to perpetuate this legacy.

The beautiful Ms. Fhrandelisa (Lisa) Maria Love, daughter of Long Beach Times Newspaper Publisher Richard Love turned 41 in January. Lisa, a Broward County Deputy Sheriff for the past 7 years is completing her requirements for a bacholors degree in criminal justice. She is considered a sharp-shooter with her police special 38 always sided on her 34-24-35 trim frame.Her only son Roderick is a freshman in college.

Steve Harvey: Court Documents Released Countering Ex-Wife's Claims of Abandonment & Destitution By Brennan Williams

In the midst of a firestorm of negative publicity surrounding Steve Harvey, a judge has approved the release of

legal documents that prove allegations from Harvey's ex-wife, Mary Shackelford, were indeed false. In recent weeks, the disgruntled spouse released a series of viral videos accusing her exhusband of leaving her with nothing, including custody of their son, Wynton, following their 2005

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February 10, 2011• Page 9A

LIGHTNING STRIKES FOR ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS’ THUNDER SOUL **Jamie Foxx to present award-winning documentary**

From Staff Reports LOS ANGELES, February 4, 2011 – Much as Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry were inspired to put their weight behind last year’s Oscar contender Precious, Jamie Foxx has jumped on board to present one of this year’s most uplifting, crowd-pleasing music documentaries, Thunder Soul.

Nominated for Best Documentary at the upcoming Spirit Awards, and winner of 2010 Audience Awards at South by Southwest, the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Dallas International Film Festival, the Aspen Film Festival and Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival, Thunder Soul follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old Conrad “Prof” Johnson, their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s. Foxx, a Texas-native himself and an outspoken advocate of music education in schools, heard about the film after its South by Southwest premiere, and sought it out immediately. “I can’t wait to share Thunder Soul with the world so that everyone can enjoy this one of a kind experience,” said Foxx.  “It’s such an entertaining and inspirational story that touches your soul and awakens the human spirit in the way that only love and the power of music can.” “Having Jamie Foxx on board with us is incredible,” said Roadside Attractions co-president Eric d’Arbeloff, “and his enthusiasm and excitement for the movie is palpable. We couldn’t be happier that he’s mentoring the film in the same way that “Prof” mentored his Kashmere High music students to greatness.” In addition to the multiple Audience Awards it has won, Thunder Soul received the Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 Indie Memphis Film Festival and was the Heartland Film Festival’s 2010 Crystal Heart Award recipient. Roadside Attractions plans a September release. 

Christina Aguilera is Worst National Anthem Performance

From Staff Reports During major sporting competitions, viewers hear many notable renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' but the quality of the singing isn't guaranteed. America's national anthem has been butchered repeatedly at sporting events by everyone from athletes to amateurs to top recording artists. Hopefully, fans won't be subjected to anything as wretched as these sorry renditions. Despite Aguilera's aura of confidence and nattily professional attire, the usually sure-footed pop singer's nerves got the best of her at 2011's Super Bowl XLV as she flubbed a line in the second verse Continued from page 8 of 'The Star Spangled Banner.' Instead of "'O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming," divorce. "He turned my son against me, had me evicted from our house," she said in the clip, she awkwardly warbled, "What so proudly we which hit the mainstream media in a flash of lightening. "I woke up and everything watched at the twilight's last reaming." Aguilera has since apologized profusely, but no apology is needed was gone." Contrary to Shackleford's malicious accusations, the new document states that she for opting not to sing about whatever a "rampart" is. was not left homeless by Harvey following their divorce, but was awarded three homes as a result of their property settlement. Adding to that, she was also paid $40,000 a month until March 2009 and then paid a lump sum of $1.5 million. As for the basis behind Harvey's custody of the ex-couple's 15-year-old son, the legal record stated that Shackleford willingly put the unaccompanied minor on an airplane to visit his father without Harvey's knowledge. Among Shackleford's other claims was that the burgeoning media darling also left her for his current wife, Marjorie Bridges Harvey, whom she blames for being responsible for the their 2005 divorce. According to the document, the couple's divorce was granted on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. His current wife was not named in the original divorce proceeding nor was she the cause of the marital breakup. Judge Dry of the District Court in Collin County, Texas, has temporarily lifted a gag order so Harvey can defend himself against Shackleford's inflammatory allegations.

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stranded on a boat or a hillside cliff to the hospital. Or we might be involved in a search and rescue mission, or environmental protection like isolating an oil spill in the ocean or basic homeland security.” And her Coast Guard duties have taken her to the far corners of the globe. “I’ve been to Japan, Curacao, and to Alaska four times,” she said, adding that she plans to travel to other countries in the future. Holmes maintains an encyclopedic knowledge of the dozens of instruments in the helicopter and also immerses herself in Coast Guard procedures to keep her skills sharp. “Mishaps can happen when you get complacent,” she pointed out. “I stay in the books and keep studying.” And Holmes believes in giving back by mentoring a 10-year-old girl whose dream is to become a pilot. After graduation, the lieutenant asked to be deployed to the Coast Guard unit in Los Angeles. “I chose Los Angeles because it has beautiful weather and it has a small air station where I can continue to receive one-on-one training,” she said. “I love being stationed in Los Angeles. It’s been great.” Holmes said she is proud to be the first African American female helicopter pilot in Coast Guard history. “It’s taken a long time for an African American female to break through this barrier in the Coast Guard. I’m excited about my future and I hope to inspire other young people to follow in my footsteps.” “I was going to Spelman college, which costs 30 thousand a year. The Coast Guard offered me a scholarship for the last two years of my schooling. Holmes got her wings in April 2010. I’m mentoring a young woman named Wendy “It’s challenging, it’s really cool,” said Holmes. Perseverance, dedication, grit, a desire to excel – these are all traits desired in a student aviator. Training in the aviation program for the maritime services is intentionally difficult to stress and push the students beyond their comfort zones so they can meet the hardships their service will entail. However, when that prospective pilot is slated to become a barrier breaker as well, those traits are not just desired, but necessary. That Lt. j.g. La’Shanda Holmes had those traits was never in doubt. The humble, soft-spoken young woman had faced trials growing up in North Carolina that tested and tempered her desire to excel. When she walked across the stage April 9th to receive her wings as the first African-American female helicopter pilot in the U.S. Coast Guard, it was simply the next chapter of a proud story. All Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard initial helicopter pilot training is performed at Naval Air Station Whiting Field through one of six squadrons attached to Training Air Wing FIVE. Holmes was attached to Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHTEEN for the final portion of her nearly two-year aviation training pipeline. She knew at the outset that she was the first black female to begin the training. While she admits to some periodic concerns about completing the program, there were really never any doubts harbored by the squadron commanding officer, Commander Mark Murray. “I knew she would be successful. She had already overcome far greater challenges than flight school. I had the opportunity to do a familiarization flight with her, and

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Long Beach Times Newspaper where most folks might get a little frustrated, she drank it all in. She was eager to improve and I had no doubts she would do well,” he said. Given her childhood, that might not normally be a safe assumption, but for Holmes, the hurdles she faced growing up drove her to try all that much harder. “I was used to people telling me what I couldn’t Lt. j.g. La’Shanda Holmes do. We moved around a lot, and I think it fueled my ambition to live better and work harder. It just gave me more motivation to succeed,” she said. Her trials started young. Holmes was just two when her mother committed suicide. She was adopted a short time later, but after her adoptive mother remarried, she states that she and her younger brother were placed in foster care due to abuse and were separated. She went through several homes until she landed with Linda and Edward Brown at 17. She still calls them her parents and they provided some necessary stability for her life. Her hard work paid off even then graduating magna cum laude from high school and earning admission to Spelman College. Two years into her education there, she was assisting with a community service booth during a career day. Directly across from her was a Coast Guard recruiting booth. She wandered over after the event to speak with Senior Chief Dexter Lindsey who inspired her to think about serving. She applied for and was accepted into the College Student Pre-commissioning Initiative which financially enabled her to finish school. Prior to attending Officer Candidate School, she served on a Coast Guard cutter as an officer candidate and while near the bridge stuck up a conversation with the operations officer who advised her to consider aviation. It was then that she learned the Coast Guard had only one other black, female pilot, Lt. Jeanine Menze. “It sounded challenging, but something I was up for,” Holmes said. At that time, Menze was stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater flying the C-130 Hercules. Holmes was granted an opportunity to be temporarily stationed at Clearwater to learn about the aviation program, but it wasn’t until she was in the back seat of an SH-60 helicopter being flown by George Menze, Lt. Menze’s husband, that her future intentions kicked into place. “We did hovering and flying low over the water. I was like a little kid. It was like nothing I had ever done or seen before. It was awesome,” she said. “Everyone in the aviation community was so close. There was a real sense of camaraderie that I wanted to be a part of. ” That camaraderie certainly extends to the friendship between Menze and Holmes. They both share the same exuberant joy in flying and a similar appreciation for service in the Coast Guard. Menze called joining the Coast Guard the best decision she ever made, and sees a kindred spirit in Holmes. “She’s so motivated to do well,” she said. “You put a thought into her head and she just runs with it. You tell her to work hard and study hard, and she goes and does it….I really expect big things from her.” Menze is still a mentor to Holmes. She encouraged her through the process, gave her pep talks and let her know what to expect through flight training. The relationship is so close that Holmes asked Menze to present her pin during the winging ceremony. She agreed and even presented Holmes with the first set of wings she received in 2005, following the ceremony. Menze thought of it as a memento to let her see that “dreams do come true.” The winging ceremony was the culmination of nearly two years of hard work, and a lifetime of overcoming obstacles. For Holmes, having Menze there to share the occasion meant a great deal. “It was a really emotional experience. Both of our eyes were watering and she asked me ‘Are you ready for this?’ I can’t think of a more awesome moment in my life.” Holmes says things haven’t really hit home with her yet. For that day, she was just one of 18 new aviators. At her next duty station, she wants to be just another rookie pilot. She knows she is breaking a barrier, but doesn’t seem to think it really says anything special about her. She transferred to Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles and wants the same things any young officer wants. “I know I’m the first, but nothing has sunk in yet. People may have expectations, but for me, mainly, it is about taking on responsibility and knowing I have something to prove [as a pilot]. I just want to keep flying well and working hard to make my community, family and sisters proud of me.”

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What to Do After a Car Accident By attorney Marilee Jone-cofield

Although automobile accidents happen daily, most people don’t know the proper procedures to follow at the scene of an accident. Often, people involved in accidents unintentionally harm some of their rights under the law, especially if they have been injured. An example is the victim of a car crash who gets out of his car Marilee Jones-Cofield and says, “I’m not injured.” The problem is that the other driver’s attorney can use that statement in court, even if the victim later discovers he or she is injured. Many injuries do not show up for days, even weeks, after an automobile accident. The following steps should be taken at the scene of an automobile accident: 1. Telephone the police. 2. If anyone appears to be injured, telephone for an ambulance or arrange for other transportation to a hospital or doctor. 3. Tell the investigating police officer about the injuries and cooperate fully with the treating doctor and medical staff. 4. Unless your vehicle is in a potentially hazardous spot, do not move it or the accident debris until you are instructed to do so by the investigating officer. 5. Do not discuss the accident with anyone except the investigating officer, your For tickets or sponsorship inquiries, please contact the Torrance Chamber of doctors, your insurance representatives and your lawyer. Cooperate fully with the Commerce at (310) 540-5858 police. 6. Make notes of any statements given by others involved in the accident regarding how the accident occurred. 7. Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses. 8. If you think the other driver may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, tell this to the investigating officer. The following steps should be taken after leaving the scene of an automobile accident: A. Telephone your insurance carrier. B. Photograph the damage to your vehicle. C. If you experience pain or other symptoms within days or weeks after the accident, see your doctor to evaluate your injuries. D. If you are injured, contact a lawyer who is experienced in handling personal injury cases. I hope that they are helpful in answering some of your legal questions. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, or if you require more specific or personalized assistance, I encourage you to consult with an attorney. Attorney Marilee Jones-Cofield can be contacted at 562-436-372. Her office is The Arts Council for Long Beach is currently seeking donations of tiles for located in Long Beach, CA Eye on Design, a public art education program. The 330 third-grade students participating in Eye on Design are creating mosaics for their schools and the community. If you have some tile left over from your last home renovation project, we can use them to make beautiful artwork. We are accepting any amount of ceramic tile, even broken, cracked and chipped pieces. We especially need the following colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. From Staff Reports Tile can be dropped off at the Arts Council's offices (110 Pine Ave. Suite 1100 The crowd fills the Long Beach Arena during a Women's Conference event in Long Beach, CA 90802) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will 2010. Photo courtesy the Women's Conference. be collecting tiles through March 4, 2011. We can also make arrangements to pick Officials with the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau said today that the up larger donations. If you have any questions, please contact us at 562.570.3821 conference will not relocate and will certainly be canceled this year. They are not or artslearning@artslb.org. concerned with the financial impact of losing the conference - the event is usually Don't have any extra tiles, but still want to help? We are also accepting monetary in October, which is a busy month anyway - but say that the true loss is cultural. donations to purchase boxes of tiles. Checks can be made out to the Arts Council The conference provided a bright spotlight on the city each year. California First Lady Anne Brown announced this week that she will not host for Long Beach with "Eye on Design" designated in the memo. the Women's Conference in Long Beach in 2011, ending an annual tradition that began in the 1980's and in recent years had grown exponentially. The loss could be a significant hit to Long Beach financially. The city received more than $5 million from the conference and associated events in 2010. "I will focus my immediate energies on the challenges before our state and won't To commemorate try to recreate the conference that Maria put on in Long Beach," Brown said in a statement. 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Why are Republicans Doing This? By Jesse Jackson

Ask Americans what they are concerned about most and -- in overwhelming numbers -- they'll reply: jobs and the economy. Ask them what the highest priority of the Congress should be and -- in overwhelming numbers -- they'll reply: jobs and the economy. So how is the new Republican majority in the House spending its time? Its notorious first debate was on repealing health care reform. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports this would add more than $230 billion to deficits over the next 10 years, and more than a trillion over the long term. Republican leader John Boehner Rev. JesseJackson simply dismissed the CBO's estimates as irrelevant, and said Republicans would ignore it. But whatever the effect on the deficit, the symbolic debate didn't have anything to do with generating jobs. Republicans' second priority received less publicity. They voted to strip 5 million people of democratic representation in the House of Representatives, creating rules that deprived representatives of residents of Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands of their vote on the House floor in the Committee of the Whole. House Republicans to people of color: Drop dead. Consider the U.S. citizens living in the District of Columbia, who happen to be majority African-American. They pay more taxes (about $21 billion per year) to the federal government than 19 states. They have more voters than Wyoming. They serve in the military, sacrificing life and limb for their country. They elect a representative to Congress, but now she, Eleanor Holmes Norton, has no vote. Republicans talk a lot about the tea party spirit, but they just imposed taxation without representation on the residents of the nation's capital. Imagine if the government of Afghanistan stripped residents of Kabul of the vote. Or if the head of Iraq decided Baghdad had too many Sunnis and should have no voting representation. Or imagine the condemnations that would be unleashed were Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to decide the people of Caracas should have no voting representation. Republicans seem intent on scoring ideological points, not on helping to get the economy moving. They dubbed health care reform the "job killing" health care bill to pretend that repeal had something to do with jobs. They didn't even resort to that pretense on stripping voting representation from D.C. and others. Then the Republican Study Group announced it intended to enact cuts in domestic discretionary spending that would require wiping out 50 percent of programs like Head Start, the National Institutes of Health, cancer research, the FBI and Federal Drug Administration, student aid, renewable energy programs and more. But they didn't identify exactly what they would cut. Instead they boasted about eliminating National Public Radio, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, AmeriCorps, research funding on fuel efficiency and other supposedly liberal programs. Are Republicans focused on what is needed to get the economy going? Hardly. Are they interested in budget deficits? Their votes on extending the Bush tax cuts for the rich and repealing the savings built into health reform add literally hundreds of billions to projected deficits. And now the chair of their budget committee is championing a "Roadmap" that would give the wealthiest Americans massive tax cuts while imposing a "value-added tax" or savings tax on all goods Americans buy. Their chair of the House Banking Committee wants to limit the Federal Reserve to fighting inflation, removing the goal of employment from its mandate. So much for jobs. What we need in this country is a national plan for the economy, one that will ensure that we make things in America once more, and one that will put people to work. In the midst of World War II, FDR declared that America had embraced an economic bill of rights grounded on the right to a job. We'd be wise to return to that pledge. People want work, not handouts. Instead in its first days in office, this Republican majority is intent on dividing us to make ideological points. They keep talking about their mandate, but they aren't listening to the American people or taking a good look at the straits we are in. You can write to the Rev. Jesse Jackson care of this newspaper or by e-mail at jjackson@rainbowpush.org.

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Albert Haynesworth Charged With Assault in Road Rage Incident By FanHouse Newswire

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been charged with assault in what police said was a case of road rage. Fairfax County police spokeswoman Shelley Broderick said a 38-year-old man told investigators he was driving a Honda Civic in suburban Washington when he saw a pickup truck tailgating him. The man said the driver then made a hand gesture. Haynesworth, who was driving the truck, got out when the vehicles stopped and assaulted the other Albert Haynesworth driver, Broderick said. Police have been in touch with Haynesworth's attorney, and arrangements have been made for him to meet with officers and appear in Fairfax County General District Court at a later date, she said. Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said in an e-mail that team officials are gathering information about the incident and would not comment further. Haynesworth, a two-time All-Pro defensive lineman, has had his share of trouble while with the Redskins. He repeatedly clashed with coach Mike Shanahan and was suspended without pay for the final four games of the season for "conduct detrimental to the club." He has played only 20 games for the team since he was signed in 2009 to a seven-year, $100 million contract with $41 million in guaranteed money. Haynesworth isn't the only Redskins player to be in trouble with the law recently. In December, defensive lineman Joe Joseph was arrested on charges of driving under the influence less than 24 hours after making his NFL debut.

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Michael Vick Named AP's NFL Comeback Player of the Year By FanHouse Newswire

DALLAS (AP) -- Michael Vick took a most unusual path to The Associated Press 2010 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award he received Saturday night. In the 12-year history of the honor, no player has returned from jail to earn it. After missing two seasons serving a federal sentence for dogfighting, then spending most of the previous year as a seldom-used backup in Philadelphia, Vick was back at his best in 2010. Taking over as starter in Week 2 after Kevin Kolb sustained a concussion, Vick ran and passed the Eagles to the NFC East title and a 10-6 record. He also displayed the kind of reformation away from the game that impressed a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Vick received 29½ votes, easily beating Seattle receiver Mike Williams, who got eight. "The most fun I've ever Michael Vick had playing football," Vick said. "The guys. The organization I play for now. Coaches. Players. Just the way I live my life now. It's just been great. "As a person and a player I learned a lot through my experiences on and off the field. Don't take anything granted anymore. Certainly, back then [in Atlanta], I was just playing and having fun. I'm doing the same thing now, but I understand the importance of it and how hard it is to get to where we are today. I'm just thankful for the opportunity." Coach Andy Reid, who dealt with family problems when two of his sons were arrested on drug charges, believed Vick could change around his life. Few of Vick's supporters have been as staunchly behind him as Reid. "He had a plan and he stuck to that, both on and off the field," Reid said. "He knew certain things he wanted to get better at and he was open to the coaching on it, and he got himself back into shape. ... So, he did a great job with the football part of it. "And then he spends a tremendous amount of time in the public, in particular on his days off ... speaking and doing the best he can to right the wrong. You can never erase that, but you can sure help change others from falling into that same problem." A star in Atlanta for most of his six seasons as a Falcon after being selected first overall in the 2001 draft, Vick missed 2007 and 2008 while incarcerated for 18 months in a federal prison. The Eagles signed him to a two-year contract worth 6.8 million; he once had a $130 million deal with the Falcons that was the NFL's richest. Philadelphia traded Donovan McNabb to Washington in April, believing Kolb would be the starter. He was -- for one game. With Kolb sidelined, Vick was sensational. He threw for five touchdowns overall in his first two starts, both wins, then damaged rib cartilage against Washington, forcing him out for 3½ games. But Reid let him keep the job, and Vick was even more dynamic when he returned. In a Monday nighter against the Redskins, Vick had a performance for the ages, throwing for four touchdowns and running for two in a 59-28 win. He also threw for three scores and ran for one in a 38-31 victory at the Giants, a game in which the Eagles trailed by 21 points in the fourth quarter. "Michael has great instincts. Michael's got it all at this point," Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. "Really, the most important quality, in my opinion, for a quarterback to have is gut instincts, then comes the decision-making and the timing and accuracy. Then comes the big arm and athleticism and those types of things. The gut instincts are critical for a quarterback, and you can see that." Not only did Vick make a remarkable turnaround on the field, but his image is improving away from the game. Last month, Vick signed his first paid endorsement contract since his release from prison, a two-year deal with Unequal Technologies, a provider of the football pads Vick wore most of this season. "To sum it all up, the last five months, have been delayed gratification," Vick said. "Things that I wanted to accomplish the last couple years that I couldn't and I had to wait for it, and I had to be patient, and I did it and it all paid off. I just thank God for putting me with the right group of people, with Andy, with a flagship organization, a great group of coaches. ... They give me all the credit, but I give them the credit." Also receiving votes were Minnesota linebacker E.J.Henderson (3½), New England receiver Wes Welker, Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher and Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel (2 each), and Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu, Seattle running back/kick returner Leon Washington and Tampa Bay rookie running back LeGarrette Blount (one each).

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Win Streak Ends for Poly By Wilfred Phillips, Jr.

The LB Poly Jackrabbits are ranked number four in the country, number one in the state, and are also the top team in the Moore League. They came into LB Wilson Classical High and strutted their stuff on Wednesday night. The Bruins were entangled in a three way tie with Jordan and Compton for second place. Thing started right off with a quick score by ctr. Ryan Anderson, that kept the Jackrabbits out in front on several scoring

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Bruin Zack Reince (45) lays one in. drives during the first quarter. Bruin sr. forward Zack Reince, had the hot hand. He along with Jaevon Weston 3 point outside shooting prevented the Jackrabbits from their run and gun attack. Javone made a Kobe Bryant type high arching three point shot over the head of 6’6” Anderson, that left the crowd reeling. The Jackrabbits then put on a full court press that prevented other Bruin players from scoring. In the third quarter things started to heat up. Both teams started playing physical basketball. A lot of pushing and shoving slowed the scoring, but the Bruins could not close the lead do to the many fouls imposed on each team. Final score LB Poly 65 Wilson Bruins 43. The loss will move the Bruins into fourth place. After the game I spoke with Jackrabbit head coach Sharrief Metoyer and got his thoughts on tonight’s game. “Wilson played us good tonight. They wanted to stay high in the brackets. I told my players to be patient, don’t gamble and stay focused said Metoyer. They turned things around in the third”. On Saturday evening the powerful Jackrabbits met the 20-5 Gaels of Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, in a nationally televised game from the campus of Mater Dei High, in a non conference battle. Both teams like to run. Poly would have the lead then Gorman would get it back. Poly’s poor outside shooting was their down fall. 6’6”Bishop Gorman superstar Jr. Shabazz Muhammad, who I predict will be a future all star, and has been contacted by a large array of colleges who want his talent in their basketball programs. He was determined to beat LB Poly. His pin point shooting, and accuracy from the line kept his team out in front during the fourth quarter. Poly also suffered at the line with missed shots that would have kept them in the game. Final score Bishop Gorman 58 LB Poly 53. This was the Jackrabbits first loss of the entire season. There is only one week left for conference play. The play-offs will begin after Valentines Day. I can guarantee the Moore League will be well represented to see who will go to Sacramento in the Play-offs.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1947308 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: R&J TRANSPORT, 3263 PLEASANT ST., LYNWOOD, CA 90262. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) REFUGIO VELASCO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: REFUGIO VELASCO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/30/2010. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0039592 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ALLOY WHEEL REPAIR SPECIALISTS, 1220 DIAMOND BAR BLVD. STE H, DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) SRINIVASA ENTERPRISES, INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: MADHU PAPUDESI. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/07/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/07/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0023638 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BRIGHT AVENUE MARKETING, 6218 ROUNDHILL DR., WHITTIER, CA 90601. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) LEE WILLARD. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: LEE WILLARD. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/05/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/01/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0013986 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CLUBHOUSE PROPERTIES, 320 REDONDO AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90814. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANDREW HUTCHINGS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ANDREW HUTCHINGS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/04/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1944191 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SEGOVIANO’S REMODELING, 5612 PASSONS BLVD., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) FRANCISCO J. SEGOVIANO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: FRANCISCO J. SEGOVIANO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/30/2010. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/29/10. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/26, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0079754 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ANYTHING AND ALL EDE’S, 1038 S. INDIANA ST., L.A., CA 90023. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARIA EDELMIRA NUNGARAY. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARIA E D E L M I R A N U N G A R AY. T h i s statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/13/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0024519 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARKET PLAYS PRODUCTIONS, 8123 GARFIELD AVE., BELL GARDENS, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) HENRY PEDROZA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: HENRY PEDROZA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/05/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/7/2001. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1933328 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: OMEGA CAPITAL GROUP; OMEGA OMEGA OMEGA, INC., 1306 W. LA BREA AVE., INGLEWOOD, CA 90302. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) OMEGA OMEGA OMEGA, INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: CRAIG HART. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/29/2010. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/96. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1947798 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE CELL PHONE Y&H, 1400 E. FLORENCE AVE., L.A., CA 90001. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) HAYDEE CASTILLO ROMERO, YURI ERNESTO CASTILLO. This Business is conducted by: COPARTNERS. Signed: HAYDEE CASTILLO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/30/2010. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0016475 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TWO A AND A TRANSPORT, 157 W. 65th ST., L.A., CA 90003. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) EDWIN VALENCIA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: EDWIN VALENCIA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/04/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/26, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FILE NO. 2011-0031417 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: J.A.M. WHOLESALE F L O W ERS, 7 3 2 S AN J UL I AN ST. UNIT 2, L.A., CA 90014. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 09/09/2009, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 2009-1379108. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/06/2011. The business 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: JOSE A. MAGANA/ OWNER. Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0077911 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BELLA CASA DESIGNS, 1001 BELMONT AVE. #201, LONG BEACH, CA 90804. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CHARLENE MARIA BENT. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CHARLENE BENT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/13/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0039593 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DIAMOND BAR ROUND TABLE PIZZA, 1220 DIAMOND BAR BLVD. STE H, DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) SRINIVASA ENTERPRISES, INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: MADHU PAPUDESI. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/07/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/07/2011. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0050124 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KODI BOUTIQUE, 81 S. PINE AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MICHAEL NOWOTARSKI, BROOKE CODY. This Business is conducted by: CO-PARTNERS. Signed: MICHAEL NOWOTARSKI. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/01/2010. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0079700 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LA AUTO TEK, 9101 ALONDRA BLVD. STE D, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) THE PROCEDO CORP. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: ANGEL MONTES. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/13/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0002826 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as, PROSTAFF SEARCH. 249 E. Ocean Blvd., #500, Long Beach, CA 90802: Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Muna Wheeler Nelke, CEO, ProStaff Search, LLC. This Business is conducted by: A Limited liability Company. Signed: Muna Wheeler Nelke. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/03/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/03, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0078192 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ROCK THE BUREAU; BLKDMND, 1546 KIOWA CREST, DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ESTHER CASTANON. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ESTHER CASTANON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/13/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/13/2011. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1919100 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CLOUD IMPORTS, 1067 Grand Ave., #5, Long Beach, Ca 90804. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Justin Robert Hanzich. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Justin Hanzich, Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/27/2010. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 1/20, 1/27/2010, 2/3, 2/10/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0071255 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: STELLA PACIFIC MANAGEMENT, 5339 DUNROBIN AVE., LAKEWOOD, CA 90713. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) STELLA PACIFIC, TIMOTHY A. BLAIR. This Business is conducted by: HUSBAND and WIFE. Signed: STELLA PACIFIC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/12/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/12/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0076158 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE WICKERMAN, 5006 S. WESTERN AVE., L.A., CA 90062. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ABRAHAM GUADAMUZ, DOMINGO DAVID GUADAMUZ. This Business is conducted by: CO-PARTNERS. Signed: ABRAHAM GUADAMUZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/13/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/13/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0069111 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TRI-TAX STORE 204, 315 E. ORANGE GROVE BLVD., PASADENA, CA 91104. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) GERMAN F O N T, E L I Z A B E T H TO R R E S , JOSE MORALES. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: GERMAN FONT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles C o u n t y o n 0 1 / 1 2 / 2 0 11 . T h e registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

27Jan11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0112347 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FIVE FIVE, 9617 LAUREL ST., L.A., CA 90002. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ADRIAN LAMAS, JUAN PEREZ GAVIA. This Business is conducted by: CO-PARTNERS. Signed: ADRIAN LAMAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/20/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/01/10. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0100411 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GOLDEN COASTLINE LOGISTICS, 1706 GAVIOTA AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90813. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MANUEL PONCE. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MANUEL PONCE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101456 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LAVARIEGA HAIR STUDIO, 8534 ROSEMEAD BLVD., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101693 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LH&M LOGISTICS, 643 W. BENNETT ST., COMPTON, CA 90220. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARNITIA MARTIN. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARNITIA MARTIN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0111160 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LUCKY BOY MARKET, 12008 E. 183rd ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RAMONA LAO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: RAMONA LAO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/20/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087813 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARTINEZ INCOME TAX SOLUTION; J M INCOME TAX, 11815 ORANGE ST. #8, NORWALK, CA 90650. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0093779 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: OROZCO BAKERY, 2734 N. EASTERN AVE., L.A., CA 90032. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/18/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101325 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SIFA MUSIC BROTHERS, 1829 BARDALE AVE., SAN PEDRO, CA 90731. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANTHONY ROBERT LUERA IV, TIMOTHY RYAN LUERA, SHAUN ALEXANDER LUERA. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ANTHONY R. LUERA IV. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/2011. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC


Long Beach Times Newspaper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087816 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE GLASS WORLD, 18112 ARLINE AVE. #A, ARTESIA, CA 90701. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PRAVIN PAREKH. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: PRAVIN PAREKH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC. FILE NO. 2011-0111153 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: LUCKY BOY MARKET, 12008 E. 183rd ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 01/04/07, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20070020766. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/20/2011. The business 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: BOREL LAO/OWNER.. Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC 27Jan11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0112347 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FIVE FIVE, 9617 LAUREL ST., L.A., CA 90002. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ADRIAN LAMAS, JUAN PEREZ GAVIA. This Business is conducted by: CO-PARTNERS. Signed: ADRIAN LAMAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/20/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/01/10. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0100411 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GOLDEN COASTLINE LOGISTICS, 1706 GAVIOTA AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90813. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MANUEL PONCE. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MANUEL PONCE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101456 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LAVARIEGA HAIR STUDIO, 8534 ROSEMEAD BLVD., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101693 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LH&M LOGISTICS, 643 W. BENNETT ST., COMPTON, CA 90220. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARNITIA MARTIN. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARNITIA MARTIN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0111160 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LUCKY BOY MARKET, 12008 E. 183rd ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RAMONA LAO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: RAMONA LAO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/20/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087813 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARTINEZ INCOME TAX SOLUTION; J M INCOME TAX, 11815 ORANGE ST. #8, NORWALK, CA 90650. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0093779 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: OROZCO BAKERY, 2734 N. EASTERN AVE., L.A., CA 90032. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/18/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/26, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101325 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SIFA MUSIC BROTHERS, 1829 BARDALE AVE., SAN PEDRO, CA 90731. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANTHONY ROBERT LUERA IV, TIMOTHY RYAN LUERA, SHAUN ALEXANDER LUERA. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ANTHONY R. LUERA IV. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/2011. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087816 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE GLASS WORLD, 18112 ARLINE AVE. #A, ARTESIA, CA 90701. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PRAVIN PAREKH. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: PRAVIN PAREKH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC. FILE NO. 2011-0111153 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: LUCKY BOY MARKET, 12008 E. 183rd ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 01/04/07, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20070020766. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/20/2011. The business 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: BOREL LAO/OWNER.. Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FILE NO. 2011-0091667 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: EXCLUSIVE TRADE FASHION, 17842 Irvine Blvd., #114, Tustin, CA 92780. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 03/25/2004, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 200-697981408. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/18/2011. The business 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: May M. Asad, owner. Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0046368 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: EXECUSHOT, 1302 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, Ca 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ROBERT DOWNS. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ROBERT DOWNS, owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-03136658 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LA BONITA INN MOTEL, 1626 W. Esther St., Long Beach, CA 90813. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Suresh Patel, Member, Mahavir Group, LLC. This Business is conducted by: A Limited liability corporation. Signed: Suresh Patel, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/25/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0067242 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: A BIT OF EVERYTHING .99¢ +, 625 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806.. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Jose Cabezas. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Jose Cabezas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/12/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/15/10. NOTICE- This Fictitious

Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1902693 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CURRY ORGANIZED DESIGN, 5615 E. 2nd Street #3, Long Beach CA 90803. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) KATHERINE KNIGHT DEPEW. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: KATHERINE DEPEW. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/23/2010. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/05, 01/12, 01/19, 01/26/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0166240 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AUSTERE CONSULTING, 646 W. Pacific Coast Highway #7, Long Beach CA 90806. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JACQUES DARNELL KEIL. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JACQUES DARNELL KEIL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/31/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/3/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT DUPs 27Jan11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0112347 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FIVE FIVE, 9617 LAUREL ST., L.A., CA 90002. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ADRIAN LAMAS, JUAN PEREZ GAVIA. This Business is conducted by: CO-PARTNERS. Signed: ADRIAN LAMAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/20/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/01/10. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0100411 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GOLDEN COASTLINE LOGISTICS, 1706 GAVIOTA AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90813. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MANUEL PONCE. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MANUEL PONCE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the 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 Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101456 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LAVARIEGA HAIR STUDIO, 8534 ROSEMEAD BLVD., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County

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Long Beach & Burnett Apartments Barker Management, Inc. (BMI) is proud to announce now accepting applications for Long Beach & Burnett Apartments! Located at 2355 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, California. This is a brand new affordable housing community. The community amenities include: • On-site laundry facilities, community room, computer learning center and • On-site resident services coordinator. • Offers two and three bedrooms. To qualify for a unit, all household members must be certified for eligibility according to the area median income. Rents will be determined based upon income/occupancy levels. There are local preference housing guidelines and rental rates are subject to change.

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EJIKE ONYEADOR, MD Board Certified in Pediatrics 1045 Atlantic Ave. - Long Beach 562-983-5496 YOUR AD HERE!

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Call Lister 310-629-9104 335 E. Albertoni St. Ste. 200-618 Carson, CA 90746

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2011 Market Schedule

HARBOR AREA MARKET SCHEDULE Wednesday 9:30am - 1:30pm Huntington Park

at Bissell st & E. Florence Ave in Salt Lake park near the City Recreation Center

$17.00 A Day & Up Ask for Rick at 1-888-352-8463

Thursday 3pm - 6:30pm

Uptown Long Beach market at 46th St. & Atlantic Ave just south of Del Amo in dynamic Bixby Knolls

Friday 10am - 4pm

Downtown Long Beach Market in CityPlace at 5th St & the Promenade directly across from the WalMart store entrance. Plenty of 2 hour validated parking availabale.

Saturday 8am - Noon

Cerritos Market in Cerritos Towne Center on Park Plaza Drive just north of the Performing Ats Center near WalMart

Must Be 18 Yrs. Old Valid Driver’s License Cash Deposit Acceptable

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Southeast Long Beach Market at the Alamitos Bay Marina, on Marina Drive just soth of 2nd St in southeast Long Beach, near Joe’s Carb Shack and across from Wild Oats Note: Changes to this schedule can occur at any time. If you haven’t shopped in our markets recently, please check the above information before your shopping trip. ALL HAFM farmers markets are year-round and are open rain or shine which means we show up, set up and hope it clears up.

Sunday 9am - 2pm

Thank you for your patronage. All our markets are year round and smoke-free.

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