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At Tuesday’s Signal Hill Council meeting, Nick Davenport, president of the Police Officers Association, addresses the Council before their vote. Staff Writer

During its Tuesday night meeting, after an approximately 90-minute discussion that included detailed explanations on the causes of the city’s shrinking budget, the Signal Hill City Council unanimously voted to require Signal Hill police officers to

contribute to their retirement pension costs and retiree healthcare insurance costs. The decision was strongly opposed by the Signal Hill Police Officers Association (POA). “The city has experienced a $3.1million decline in General Fund revenues that fund operations such as see council page 13

Lottery gives green light to 32 medical marijuana collectives Nick Diamantides Staff Writer

Thanks to a lottery conducted at Long Beach City Hall Monday afternoon, 32 marijuana dispensaries are ready to roll in the city. The lottery was the next step in a process that the City began more than a year ago to regulate such facilities in Long Beach. Actually, all the winners of the lottery have been operating medical marijuana distribution shops for some time, but the lottery means they may continue to operate. A total of 43 such dispensaries paid

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Local library celebrating 100 years of service to Long Beach In 1895, a group of women formed the Alamitos Library Association. Jotham Bixby Sr. donated this land in 1897 and funds were raised to construct the first library building. In 1909 the City of Long Beach annexed this area, and in 1910 the Alamitos Library officially became a Long Beach branch when the Alamitos Library Association deeded the property over to the City with the understanding that the City would maintain the library. By 1928 the building had become inadequate, and the collection was moved to a rented building while the current library was constructed. This building, a replica of a castle in Spain, with wrought-iron railings, decorated beams, and a patio with an art tile fountain, opened in January 1929. On March 10, 1933, a major earthquake damaged the building. At first, service was resumed in the yard. In 1936 the

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Photo showing kids in the children’s reading room of the Alamitos Branch of the Long Beach Public Library, circa 1920.

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Three of eight Bell officials jailed for misappropriating public funds, conflict of interest, released on bail After eight current and former Bell city officials charged with misappropriating $5.5 million in public funds were arrested Tuesday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and booked into the Los Angeles County Jail system, five of them remain behind bars, as of press time. Former City Manager Robert Rizzo,

whose almost $800,000 salary has inflamed an uproar across the state over public pay and pensions, was charged with 53 counts of misappropriating public funds and conflict of interest, allegedly swindling the city of Bell out of $4.3 million. At press time, Rizzo was still in jail. Of the council members who were being paid nearly $100,000 a year for Photos courtesy LA Sheriff’s Dept.

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their part-time jobs in a city with a population of only about 40,000, George Mirabal and former Councilmember Victor Bello remain behind bars. Teresa Jacobo was released on $260,000 bail, and Luis Artiga was discharged on $120,000 bail. Former councilmember George Cole was also out on bail, but his bail amount had not been announced. Mayor Oscar Hernandez and former assistant city manager Angela Spaccia were also arrested and remain in custody. The arrested officials were classified as “keep-away status” in the county jail system. “They will be separated from the general population of inmates, as we would do with any high-profile inmate,” said Captain Mike Parker of the LA County Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau, in a statement emailed Tuesday. “This is done for the safety and security of the entire jail environment. The two female inmates were booked into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, while the male inmates were booked in at the downtown Los Angeles Inmate Reception Center.” ß


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In spite of declining city revenues, and after nine years of efforts, the City of Signal Hill took a giant step forward last Tuesday night when it awarded an $8.6 million contract to an Irvine-based company for the construction of the Signal Hill Police Denew headquarters. partment’s Construction of the facility could start by November. Because tax allocation bonds are financing the project, the contract had to be awarded by the Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency (RDA), which is composed solely of the five Signal Hill City Council members. The RDA awarded the contract to FTR International, Inc. after City Manager Ken Farfsing, Police Chief Tom Sonoff and Deputy City Manager Charlie Honeycutt made brief presentations. Farfsing noted that the project has gone forward against overwhelming odds, receiving little federal funding and no state funding. He explained that city officials began discussing the need for a new police department headquarters in 2001, but actual planning for the project began in 2004 with former Police Chief Don Pedersen’s Blue Ribbon Committee that evaluated the need to build a new police station and ways to fund the project. Outlining the history of the planning process, Farfsing explained that in 2005, the voters rejected a threepercent utility users’ tax to fund the project. He added that, after a long process that included community workshops, the Council selected the former “On the Green” site located at Walnut Avenue and 27th Street as the location for the new police station. “On October 6, 2009, the City Council, Redevelopment Agency and Public Finance Authority adopted resolutions authorizing the issuance of tax allocation bonds to finance the project,” Farfsing said. “The bonds were issued on October 29, 2009.” Sonoff spoke next, describing some of the facets of the facility. “The new 21,500-square-foot police station will feature a modern dispatch center with state-of-the-art communications systems and an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that is approxi-

mately 300 square feet larger than the EOC in the existing building,” he said. “The larger and modern EOC will greatly enhance the city’s ability to assist the community after a natural disaster or provide mutual aid to another community that needs Signal Hill’s assistance.” Honeycutt noted that, prior to the bidding process, city staff had estimated the project to cost $13.5 million and that amount was budgeted for it. He explained, however, that, because of the decline in new construction throughout the United States, contractors are bidding for lower amounts than was true two or three years ago. He added that seven companies that successfully passed through the tough pre-qualification process all submitted bids substantially lower than the city’s $13.5 mil-

lion estimate. FTR submitted the lowest bid. Before voting on awarding the contract, Mayor Ed Wilson stressed that the City does not want to see a lot of change orders that would significantly increase the cost of construction. “Our policy is to stick as close to the budget as possible,” he said. John Saliba, FTR vice president, was at the meeting too. “We take that very seriously,” he said. “We intend to have as few change orders as possible.” The RDA approved the contract in a 4-0 vote. Board Member (and Councilwoman) Ellen Ward was absent. The date for a groundbreaking ceremony has not yet been determined. Once begun, the project will take approximately 14 months to complete.

SHpD officer to participate on LA interagency police task force team The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) has announced that Officer Scott Brown has been assigned to participate in LA IMPACT– the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force, which consists of various federal, state, and local law-enforcement agencies within Los Angeles County with a primary focus on investigating major crimes. The Signal Hill Police Department has been a member of LA IMPACT since its creation in 1991. With narcotics enforcement as its main goal, LA IMPACT has specialized expertise in the areas of drug-trafficking organizations, money laundering, covert operation information development, clandestine laboratory investigations and gang enforcement. Brown has been assigned to the task force’s asset forfeiture team, which is an approximate three-year assignment, with the possibility of a one-year extension. This team is re-

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Officer Scott Brown will serve on LA IMPACT’s asset forfeiture team.

sponsible for conducting financial investigations regarding task force money seizures and investigations of suspected money-laundering organizations. SHPD’s cost for providing an officer to participate in LA IMPACT is offset by a $50,000 annual stipend provided by the task force. Additionally, asset forfeiture funds are distributed to the participating lawenforcement agencies on a quarterly basis. The amount of distributed funds will vary depending on the funds seized during each quarter.

LBpD begins using anonymous crime-tip reporting application The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has announced the implementation of an anonymous crime-tip reporting system, which uses a common cell phone texting or Internet-based platform. TIPSOFT is an application which allows a tipster to provide information to the LBPD and remain completely anonymous through one of two methods. The first option is through Short Message Service (SMS), more commonly known as a text message, which can be used by virtually any cell phone user. The second option is to submit a “web tip” using any computer in the world equipped with Internet service. Either way, a third-party provider captures the tip and assigns the tipster a code which can be used by the tipster so that, if desired, the tipster can re-enter the system to add information or determine if detectives have any follow-up questions they might be able to answer. The tipster and the LBPD can communicate only through an “anonymizer” and the tipster need not ever be known to police. “In light of the serious budget constraints that we continue to face daily, we must take full advantage of what

technology has to offer to help us improve our effectiveness to solve crime,” said Police Chief Jim McDonnell. “Individuals who possess valuable information can report it and feel confident that their identity will be protected.” Individuals wanting to “text a tip” can do so by following a few easy steps. First, the tipster needs to text “274637” which can be easily re-

membered by spelling the word “CRIMES” on the keypad. Next, the person must begin their message with the letters LBPD and then follow it with their tip. Tipsters preferring to submit a “web tip” should visit tipsubmit.com, click on “Submit A Tip” and then follow the prompts. ---------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION longbeachpd.org

COMe On…geT “HAppY” The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s Community Happy Hour this month will take place at Orozco’s Auto Service, 3619 Atlantic Ave., Friday, Sept. 24, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be a “meet & greet” with Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, live music by The Rock Club, and food provided by Patricia’s Mexican Restaurant. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item to donate to the Long Beach Rescue Mission. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com. Free FiLM FriDAY The Signal Hill Public Library hosts its “Final Friday Film Night” on the last Friday of each month. This month’s selection is the 1995 film My Family, directed by Gregory Nava, which will be screened Sept. 24 at 6pm at the Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St. Concessions will be sold and, due to the film’s “R” rating, children under 18 will not be permitted without parent. Admission is free. Call (562) 989-7330. reuniTe FOr A nigHT… Or TWO Millikan High’s graduating classes of 1959 and 1960 (the first graduating class to spend all three high-school years at Millikan) will reunite to celebrate a 50th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Hyatt Regency– Long Beach, 200 South Pine Ave. A pre-reunion mixer will be Friday, Sept. 24, at 6pm. Cost is $100. Discounted hotel rooms are available by mentioning Millikan Class Reunion. For more info, call Gary Blodgett at (562) 943-1936. CLeAn SWeep The Cal Heights Clean Streets and The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s Clean Team are seeking 100 volunteers to help clean up Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach Boulevard, and everything in between, on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9am to noon. Meet at It’s A Grind Coffeehouse, 4245 Atlantic Ave. Students will earn community service hours. Bags and gloves provided. Email cleanstreets@calheights.org. BreAKFAST THeATre The Signal Hill Historical Society will host a Historical Signal Hill Pancake Breakfast with the theme “Breakfast at the Foothill Club” at Discovery Well Park, 2200 Temple Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9am to 1pm. A donation of $6 per person provides a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, as well as the opportunity to meet: The Foothill Club’s Bonnie Price; Jessie Nelson, the state’s first female mayor; aviation pioneer Earl Daugherty; and the infamous boxer Kid Mexico, all role-played by Society members. There will also be a re-enactment of the first oil gusher, presentations about the oil industry, photos and artifacts, oldfashioned games for kids, and more. Call (562) 544-6003. prOpOSiTiOnS eXpLAineD The Long Beach Area League of Women Voters will present a nonpartisan review of all the propositions on the November ballot on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10am to noon at the Los Altos Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr. The pros and cons of each proposition will be presented to help the audience understand the purpose of the proposition, what a “yes” versus a “no” vote means, the fiscal impact, and who supports and opposes the proposition. The event is free and open to the public, and ample street parking is available. Call Renee Simon at (562) 431-8558 or the League office at (562) 277-0842. eggS WiTH THe eLKS The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge # 888, 16426 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower, invites the public to its monthly breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 8am to noon. Admission is $6 per person for the buffet-style breakfast, which includes eggs as you like them, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee. iT TAKeS A COMMuniTY TO MAKe A “ViLLAge” Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich, Ninth District Councilmember Steven Neal and Long Beach Development Services Staff will host a community workshop on the design of the North Village Center Project on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10am to 12:30pm in Jordan High School’s cafeteria, 6500 Atlantic Ave. The North Village Center is the commercial corridor on Atlantic Avenue between 56th and 59th streets and includes plans for a new library and new residential and commercial development between South Street and 59th Street. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking in staff lot off of Atlantic Avenue. Contact Tony Foster at (562) 570-6393 or tony.foster@longbeach.gov.

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Sign out Thank you for your continued outstanding work to keep our neighborhoods informed about what is going on in the community. I would like to provide an update to some information included in last week’s article by Nick Diamantides about my community coffee. The day after the coffee, I learned that Cabe Toyota has withdrawn their appeal to the City Council of the proposal to erect an electronic billboard adjacent to the 405 Freeway at Long Beach Boulevard and Wardlow Road. Therefore, there will not be a City Council hearing in October on the issue. I encourage people to continue to read the Signal Tribune to keep informed about events in Long Beach, and, for any city-related issues, please feel free to contact my office at (562) 570-6685 or by email at Council.District8@longbeach.gov. rae gabelich eighth District Councilwoman City of Long Beach


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elementary-school teacher extends her educational skills to dogs Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern

After 35 years of teaching, 60year-old multifaceted Long Beach resident Marcia Harris is currently raising her first guide dog, Uda, for the Guide Dogs of America (GDA). A former puppy sitter for the same organization, Harris has learned the ins and outs of raising a dog before it goes to school in Sylmar. “It’s a labor of love,” Harris said. “And these dogs give the blind independence.” Part of the raising of the guide dog requires the dog and its trainer to remain together for all hours of the day. If Harris goes to a supermarket, post office or bank, Uda must also travel with her. Another section of the GDA protocol has the raiser train his or her dog certain commands: “sit,” “down,” “stay,” “come” (infor-

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mally, and then again for formally), “leave it,” “okay,” “kennel,” and “get busy,” referring to the dog’s time to “relieve” itself. “The goal

here is to get [Uda] associated with everything,” said Harris. Also, the dog’s health is of vital importance to the GDA. Evaluations are performed often, and there are monthly meetings to check in with each dog and its raiser. Among the health specifications given to guide-dog raisers are a specific diet, medication, fleacontrol substance, and oral hygiene and bathing techniques. Harris maintains she’s no stranger to specific food and medication habits since she is diabetic. Harris and Uda can be found on Saturdays walking with the Bixby Knolls Strollers. She attends many community events with the guide dog to get him accustomed to dealing with several different types of people in varied situations. Harris’s devotion to raising dogs is among many of the talents on her diverse résumé. She is also an International Brotherhood of

How many pets should each household be allowed to keep? Submitted by Madeline Bernstein

The City of Los Angeles is thinking of raising its pet limit law from three to five pets per household. It is spcaLA’s (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Los Angeles) position that one abused pet in a home is one too many, and 50 well-caredfor pets in a home should be fine. It is, however, a government animal control custom to limit the number of pets in a household in the name of public safety, health and welfare without any regard for the condition of the animals. The pet limit number varies from community to community, with neither a nexus between the existence of a limit and a stated result, nor, a nexus between particular numbers to the same. In other words, the presence of this restriction does not deter animal neglect, unsanitary conditions, bites and bugs, and there is no magic limit number that has been found to effectuate a positive outcome. Three-petsper-household rule is as arbitrary as a 12-pet limit if the attitude and behavior of the pet owner is the same. It is also a law that tends to be occasionally, selectively and/or never enforced. When spcaLA humane officers discover a hoarder or a puppy mill, the existence of such a law can provide some leverage in the prosecution’s case though merely ancillary to the more significant animal cruelty charges. Such laws have also been used to fuel neighbor disputes, retaliate against significant others and as a tool to justify evictions.

It is a very interesting issue. For example, a property owner living next to someone with multiple dogs and/or cats would argue that his property rights are infringed as the barking noise and ammonia odors disturb the quiet enjoyment of his home and reduce the value of his house or condo in the event of a resale. True. The pet owner would assert that pets are (legally) property and the government has no right to intrude on an individual’s right to own and choose the quantity of his property as long as no one else is harmed. Also true. In my opinion, the actual number is irrelevant, in that one noisy dog can wake up neighbors, and one stinky cat can smell up an apartment floor. Additionally, eight well-behaved dogs and five clean cats present no problem– notwithstanding a violation of a limit law. The reality is that limit laws do not produce more capable pet owners, do not stop collectors and backyard breeders, and do not deter irresponsible pet owners. There are those who should not be allowed to have one pet, yet they can have five. Conversely, such laws can prevent law-abiding citizens from offering a good home to a needy pet, can penalize a person who properly cares for pets and is mindful of neighbors, and can leave more animals in shelters and pounds. This presents the question as to the legitimacy of a law that has no rational relationship to its purpose– public health and safety. How does the government know how many pets each person can care for properly? It seems to me that the better solu-

tion is to vigorously enforce “quality of life” laws, such as nuisance, noise, odor, leash, curb and other animalcontrol ordinances, as we can neither command care and compassionate behavior nor bar irresponsibility and neglectfulness. Doing so also focuses on a concrete violation rather than on an inchoate reality. As the City of Los Angeles debates raising the pet limit from three to five, I first ask, “What is so special about the number five?” I then say, rather than legislate to the worst elements in our society, let’s allow more homeless pets to have a good life and enforce the laws against those who actually mistreat their pets and neighbors alike. Madeline Bernstein is the president of the Society for the Prevention

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cators who have been serving with praiseworthy distinction. Judged as the county’s top public school teachers for this academic year, they will serve as standard-bearers for the teaching profession and their 80,000 classroom colleagues countywide. The winning educators, composed of 10 women and 6 men, teach a range of grades and subjects at a diversity of school locales, including Arcadia, Baldwin Park, Canoga Park, Culver City, Downey, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Manhat-

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tan Beach, Paramount and Pasadena. The entire field of 81 teachers who participated in the LA County competition had all been recently selected as teachers of the year by their respective school districts. The LA County Teachers of the year Program, presented by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, is the largest local competition in the state and nation, and is part of the oldest and most prestigious honors contest in the US for public school teachers. The number of winners is determined by program rules based on the total number of school teachers (80,000) in LA County. In addition to being interviewed, contestants submitted essays, lesson plans and other materials to judging panels consisting of peers.

“These hard-working teachers have been judged by their colleagues as exemplifying the very best in this wonderful profession of public education. Every day in the classroom they make the most of a precious opportunity– to make a positive difference in the lives of their students,” said Gundry about the group of 16, each of whom received a $1,000 cash prize courtesy of the California Credit Union, the program’s main sponsor. They all automatically advance with other county titlists from around the state to the California Teachers of the year competition this fall. The state is scheduled to announce its five co-winners in November, but only one of those state co-winners will be chosen to represent California in the National Teacher of the year contest next spring. ß

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Nicole Jackson teaches kindergarten at MacArthur Elementary School.

LB Harbor commissioner receives Obama’s nomination for federal post President Barack Obama has announced that he will be nominating Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Mario Cordero to fill a vacancy on the Federal Maritime Commission. In a White House statement announcing Cordero’s nomination, and others, the President said, “I am confident that these impressive men and women will make valued additions to this administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.” Cordero’s nomination will go to the Senate for confirmation. “I am honored President Obama has nominated me for this very important position,” said Cordero, a Long Beach workers’ compensation defense attorney. “My seven years as a Long Beach Harbor Commissioner has prepared me well for the Federal Maritime Commission. I now look forward to the Senate’s consideration of my nomination.”

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LB public Library system to partake in statewide ‘snapshot’ day The Long Beach Public Library is joining libraries across the state in participating in Snapshot: One Day in the Life of California Libraries on Thursday, Oct. 7, to show how important academic, public, school, and special libraries and library systems are to the state of California. This event has been developed by the California Library Association (CLA). Long Beach Public Libraries will compile statistics, customer com-

ments, photographs, and other data chronicling a typical library day. The results collected will be added to those of other libraries across California, by CLA, to show how libraries provide invaluable services to California citizens. Library usage is rising, and demand is growing for books and other resources, knowledgeable staff assistance and computer/Internet access, despite budget challenges.

All community members are invited to visit their Long Beach neighborhood library on this day and be a part of this first-ever “snapshot” of California libraries. Submit a comment card for an opportunity to win a digital camera provided by the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library. -------------------------------------More Information (562) 570-5365

Local lodge names elk of the Month Nick Accettura (pictured far right, with Exalted Ruler Ed McCaine, Jr.) has been selected as August Elk of the Month at the Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge No. 888. Born October 14, 1951, in Compton, Accettura graduated from Downey High School in 1976. He has worked at Market Equipment Repair in Downey as service manager and in sales for 30 years. He was initiated into the Elks on November 28, 2007. He attends most of the Lodge meetings and is a member of the House Committee.

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After its rehabilitation from rampant crime, Andy Street hopes to benefit from community fundraiser Andy Street, located in North Long Beach, was once considered a lost cause to crime, gangs and despair, until the City of Long Beach joined forces with residents and property and business owners in the community and began the process of rehabilitation. Employing a multi-family improvement district in which property owners and businesses assess themselves, a coalition of residents, owners, businesses and young people, supported by local law enforcement, community services and grants, formed the Andy Street Community Association to deliver clean and safe programs, as well as life-changing programs and activities for young people and adults. On Sunday, Sept. 26 from 4pm to

7pm, community supporters, friends, residents and property and business owners of Andy Street are invited to the first-ever Andy Street Community Association fundraiser. The Association is hoping to raise money to lease or purchase a van for transporting young people and residents to vital life-skill programs and special events. Guests will enjoy a light, late-afternoon buffet with wine while engaging in a raffle auction and a live auction featuring impressive travel packages, spa packages and services. Live music will complement the featured art of Andy Street young people and the young artists at California State University Long Beach. All art will be available for purchase. “The story of Andy Street is a testament to the power of public-private

partnership and the collective determination of people to not just save their community, but transform it,” said Ian Gee, chair of the Andy Street Community Association. “Everyone rolled up their sleeves, and, working together, we made a safe, clean and hopeful place to live, work, raise families and dream big.” Tickets are $50 per person payable by credit card on the Andy Street Community Association website andystreetnews.com or by mail to: Andy Street Community Association, 4000 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 105, Long Beach, CA 90807, or at the door. -------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION andystreetnews.com


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Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. The 6th Annual Green Port Fest will take place Saturday, Oct 2, from 10am to 3pm, offering the public a rare behind-the-scenes journey through one of the world’s busiest and greenest seaports. As part of the Living Green Fair, Toyota will display hybrid vehicles, and Whole Foods Market specialists will offer tips on healthy living. There

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Bixby Knolls insurance agency celebrates its 30th year of business The Allstate Insurance agency operated by Brenda Soto Bryan in Bixby Knolls recently celebrated an important milestone– 30 years of providing insurance and financial services. In honor of the anniversary, about 300 clients, friends, current staff members and past employees attended a picnic celebration at Los Cerritos Park in Bixby Knolls.

In 1980, Soto Bryan began her career as an Allstate agent in the downtown Long Beach Sears store, moving to the Bixby Knolls area in 1989. Her agency, serving thousands of clients, has become the leading Allstate Agency in Southern California, and one of the top-ten ranked agencies in the state, as well as being ranked in the top one percent of agencies na-

Help clean up Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach Boulevard and everything in between!

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tionwide. “I am very proud of my team of licensed professionals and the relationships we’ve developed with our clients,” Soto Bryan said. “I count my success in more than just years, however. I count it in the clients my agency serves, as they have been an integral part of my achievements. My success and longevity in business is a result of their loyalty, repeat business, and referrals. Looking back over the last 30 years, I feel grateful that I chose Allstate and the insurance industry as my career. I feel blessed that I can go to work every day, talk to my friends all day long, make an impact in their lives, and know that I’m not just the insurance agent, but a trusted advisor and friend. This has been the best job ever.” ß

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its roots in Proposition 215, which was passed by California voters in 1996. Known as the Compassionate Use Act (CUA), the law permits the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and requires a doctor’s written recommendation for such use. Later, in 2003, the state legislature passed the Medical Marijuana Program Act (MMPA) ostensibly to clarify and facilitate the implementation of the CUA. Both laws, however, have vague language that does not clearly specify how medicinal marijuana is to be distributed other than to require that it be distributed from nonprofit cooperatives or collectives that can only accept donations for the marijuana they provide to patients with a doctor’s recommendation.

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Brenda Soto Bryan, pictured third from right at a recent picnic celebrating her agency’s 30th anniversary, says her success is largely the result of her clients’ loyalty.

After 2003, medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives began popping up all over the state. In more recent years, Long Beach residents and Council members became concerned that at least some of the dispensaries in the city were nothing more than marijuana dealers operating under the guise of law with little regard to whether their customers had valid medical reasons for using the substance. To address those concerns, the City Council passed an ordinance earlier this year spelling out the regulations under which medical marijuana dispensaries must operate in the city. The lottery is part of the regulatory process. To participate in it, operators of such facilities had to pay the City a $14,742 non-refundable permit application fee. The facilities that were chosen at the

lottery must comply with a long list of strict regulations and still face a process of building inspections, public notices and hearings before the City grants them their permits to operate. Additional medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives will not be allowed to open in the city until a new permit application period begins, a date for which has not yet been set. Meanwhile, on November 2, California voters will decide whether to pass Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state and authorize local governments to regulate and tax its commercial production, distribution and sale. Whether the proposition passes or not, its effect on medical marijuana dispensaries has yet to be determined. ß

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public safety, street and park maintenance, and library and recreation programs due to the ongoing economic downturn,” said City Manager Ken Farfsing. “The loss of revenue has resulted in a structural budget deficit of $1.1 million.” He added that economists predict that the nation’s economic recovery could take five years or more, resulting in long-term high unemployment rates. That, he explained, means many people will not be making as many purchases as they used to, which translates into several more years of sales-tax revenues being significantly lower than revenues collected by the City two or three years ago. “Compounding the loss of revenue is the projected cost increase in employee pension and retiree healthcare benefits,” Farfsing warned. “PERS (the California Public Employee Retirement System) has notified the City to expect annual pension costs to increase by $351,000 by Fiscal year 2014-15, raising pension costs from $1,300,000 to approximately $1,651,000 per year.” Farfsing also noted that a recent actuarial study concluded that the city has an approximately $5.5 million unfunded financial obligation to provide healthcare coverage to future retired police officers. Farfsing explained that POA members have not been required to pay into their pension or retiree healthcare coverage benefits, but because of the present economic realties, the City needs them to do so. Deputy City Manager Charlie Honeycutt told the Council that city administrators began negotiations on a successor memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the POA in November 2009 and 18 negotiation

Latin-American parade, Fest returning to LB for second year The Second Annual Latin-American Parade & Festival will return to downtown Long Beach on Saturday, Sept. 25. The parade will begin at 1pm at 6th Street and Pine Avenue, with more than 60 entries representing Latin-American culture, including marching bands, floats, community organizations and dance performers. The parade route will end in the East Village Arts District at 1st and Elm streets, where the festival will feature live music, dance lessons and performance groups, a children’s activity area and delicious cuisine “This event offers a fun and festive atmosphere for all to learn about and experience the best of Latin-American culture,” said Hilda Sanchez, Downtown Long Beach Association board member and event chairperson. “Last year’s event was incredible, and we look forward to working with our partners to expand and build upon that success.” “Long Beach is one of the most diverse cities in Southern California, and this is a great opportunity for us to reach out to the LatinAmerican community and to highlight one of the most significant cultural assets in the US, which is right here in our own back yard– the Museum of Latin American Art,” said Robert Garcia, Long Beach City Councilmember representing the First District. ------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION downtownlongbeach.org (562) 436-4259

meetings took place. “I really appreciate the professional conduct they (POA representatives) had during the negotiations,” Honeycutt said. He added, however, that, in spite of the many meetings and state mediation, the POA rejected the City’s final offer. Honeycutt also explained that, according to state law, in such cases a city council has the authority to declare an impasse and impose an MOU on an employee union, which Farfsing and Honeycutt recommended the Council do. POA President Nick Davenport strongly disagreed with that recommendation. He noted that the POA had expressed its willingness to forego pay raises for its members instead of forcing them to pay into their retirement pension and retirement healthcare plans. Davenport also noted that the POA had asked the City to terminate the $61,000-per-year contract with the private security company that patrols some city parks at night and allow SHPD officers to perform that function. He explained that the cost savings of that action would amount to about $5,000 less than the amount

that will be collected by the City through police officer contributions to PERS and retirement healthcare plans. Davenport stressed that several SHPD officers are already seeking employment with other law-enforcement agencies that offer better salary/benefits packages, and more officers will do so if they are required to contribute part of their salaries to retirement and healthcare plans. Davenport asked the Council, “Are you willing to lose additional police officers from your city for approximately $5,000 a year?” After Davenport’s presentation, four residents took the microphone. Two were against imposing the MOU, and two were in favor of it. Then Councilmember Tina Hansen gave an approximately 10minute speech praising the good work done by SHPD officers but explaining that the present decline in City revenues was forcing the City’s hand. “In order to remain fiscally responsible and viable as a city, we have decided to require contribution by employees to PERS,” she said. She explained that the Council took that action with regard to civilian employees several months ago, and now police officers have to make similar contributions.

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Mayor Ed Wilson agreed with Hansen. He said the SHPD was one of the best police departments in the state, but the City can no longer afford to pay the PERS and retirement healthcare premiums without officer contributions. “As a council, we have to look at the whole city, and we have to look at it in the long term,” he said. Honeycutt noted that by state law the City cannot use the money it was able to save on the construction of the new police headquarters for salaries

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or pensions. (See related article on page 3.) The Council voted 4-0 to impose the MOU (Councilmember Ellen Ward was absent) requiring each POA member to contribute 3 percent of his or her salary toward the increased cost of their pension and retirement healthcare benefits. The MOU will be in effect until Dec. 31, 2010. Honeycutt said that negotiations will soon begin for a new possible one-year contract with the

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Book-Making Workshop for Children Tuesday, October 26, 5pm. Children will have a chance to make their very own book with illustrations, pop-ups and stories from their own imaginations. Free workshop. Materials provided.

Tuesday, October 12. Session 1: 10am–12pm. Wednesday, October 13. Session 2: 6pm-8pm. Registration: Residents Sept. 27/Non-Residents Oct. 4. First-time explorers of the Internet will be introduced to all of the various websites, databases and tools on the web to gain a better understanding of what to watch out for and what it can do for you. Call (562) 989-7330 for more information.

Halloween Movie: The Exorcist SIgnal Hill Social Club

Friday, October 29, 6pm. Rated R for strong language and disturbing images. Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty, this unforgettable film shows that a little girl’s only salvation from evil is the exorcist. Admission is free and concessions will be sold.

Thursday, October 14, 10am-12pm. Bring your friends for a morning of games and conversation during this special time just for active adults ages 55 and older. Free coffee and refreshments.

Family Excursion: Catalina Island Saturday, October 23, 9am-6:30pm. $50 Residents/ $60 Non-Residents/ $5 two and under. Come and enjoy the day on Catalina Island, where you will have time to explore the land and the beautiful scenery. The cost includes boat transportation to Catalina. For an additional $20, you can enjoy either an Avalon scenic tour or glass-bottom boat tour. We will be meeting at the Long Beach Downtown Catalina Landing, 320 Golden Shore, before boarding the Catalina Express. Pre-registration required.

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FREE Cholesterol Medication Management & Screening Active Adults

Come and join us on Tuesday, October 19, from 9:30 to 11:30am, at the Signal Hill Community Center for a FREE workshop about cholesterol medication presented by St. Mary Medical Center. A licensed pharmacist will discuss medication and conduct screenings.

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For information call (562) 989-7330 or visit www.CityOfSignalHill.org


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good-bye, lawn. Hello, winter tomatoes. Jennifer e. Beaver Columnist

I never thought we had a particularly big front lawn… until we decided to remove the grass. Turns out that writing about lawnicide is much easier than actually doing it. After researching different lawnremoval methods, including smothering-by-plastic (not enough time), death-by-chemicals (too toxic for pets and environment) and removal by hand, I chose the hard labor method. It was recommended by friends Lee and Mauna, whose own front lawn looks like a poster child for droughttolerant landscaping. Let me say right up front that I was not the one doing the hard labor. That task fell to Domingo Uribe and his crew. Domingo has been helping us garden for the 20 years we’ve owned this house. He’s hacked back the overly enthusiastic bougainvillea, removed the poisonous oleander, and has always been tremendously reliable, helpful and affordable. That’s a lot more than I can say for many of the garden “professionals” and nurseries who advertise such services. We hired him to dig out the lawn and cart off the dirt, rototill in some compost, and install the decomposed granite pathway. Oh, yeah– he’s also working on the irrigation system. Later in the week, my son and I will plant. I’m in a complete panic, brought on in part by the urge to fiddle with everything from path design to

the plant selection. Will it look good? Will I be able to find everything I need? Ricardo at Ricardo’s Nursery on Atlantic Avenue has been very helpful. Think you’ve savored the year’s last homegrown tomato? Don’t despair! Try a winter tomato– one that matures during a short growing season. Short-season tomatoes include Early Girl, Champion, Oregon Spring, Siberian and others. Put transplants in now and get fruit till November. Try them in big containers to warm the soil and use blossom-set spray to keep them blooming and fruiting during cool weather. H & H Nursery in Lakewood advertised winter tomatoes in its most recent enewsletter. Target will stop selling plants and garden stuff at the end of September. Some things are already marked down 30 percent– I scored a bulb planter and a four-way hose connector. Last but not least, a big round of applause for Home Depot at Spring and Atlantic. I stopped by to pick up some potting soil on 9/11, and the store was flying the American flag at half-mast. Thanks for remembering and commemorating. you’ve certainly won my business. Jennifer E. Beaver, a Wrigley resident, is a master gardener and author of Container Gardening for California. ß

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What i learned in China about eating and exercising “Westernization” of Beijing before my very eyes, when the guys got their food, the servings of fries and chicken sandwiches were smaller. At other restaurants, it was the same– smaller plates and smaller amounts of noodles, breads, potatoes and desserts. Fresh fruit was left in our room each day along with one small truffle. This was enough. We didn’t waste any food and were satisfied.

Carol Berg Sloan rD Nutritionist

My husband and I recently went to Beijing to visit our son, who is teaching English in Jinan, a city a couple hundred miles from Beijing. David has lost probably 15 pounds in the past six months. He certainly did not need to lose the weight, but he is fit and looks fabulous. After a week there, I know how he did it. Here’s what I observed: Photo by Carol Berg Sloan

1. Walk I walked more in the five days we were in Beijing than I do in a month here in Long Beach and that includes my three days a week at LA Fitness on the treadmill. We walked everywhere.....down long blocks, up and down stairs and then back again. This walking burned off the calories, made us want to drink more water and guess what…we ate less and slept better. We don’t walk in the US, much less in LA. I remember a few years ago I decided to walk over to the Bixby Knolls Post Office to mail an important letter instead of jumping in the car. I wasn’t three blocks from the house when a friend drove by and asked me if I was having car trouble and needed a ride. Granted, walking is more time consuming, but, in the long run, perhaps worth it.

that was the only choice. There were fewer juice-based drinks, electrolyte-enhanced beverages, diet or regular soda in huge bottles lined up as there are here. I usually go through a fast-food drive-through three to four times a week here in Long Beach while working to get a large diet Coke or Pepsi to get me through the hot afternoon. I broke that habit while on vacation and still have not reverted. Tap water is my beverage of choice during the day. And while I certainly don’t think beverages specifically are a cause for any of the chronic illnesses, including obesity, that are rampant in the US, water is thirst quenching and great for hydration.

2. Drink water As mentioned above, we drank lots of water and, while you must drink bottled water in Beijing, I enjoyed the fact that in many places

3. eat smaller portions I will admit that we went to a McDonalds while visiting the Summer Palace. It was packed. Although it was disturbing to see the

David Sloan, who teaches English in Jinan, China, dines on soup and salad at the Hilton Beijing.

4. eat less meat I know 10 years ago my husband would have asked “Where’s the beef?” but, as we have cut down on red meat for a variety of nutrition and health reasons, all cuts of meat in China were small, three-to four ounces. Soups were mostly vegetables and noodles, seasoned with meat. That was enough. 5. enjoy soup Research from Penn State University has shown that broth-based soups provide a feeling of fullness. It worked for me. We enjoyed the soups offered that were broth based and included noodles, vegetables and minimal meat. Once back in the States, it was appalling to see the sizes of portions and the population. Our first meal back home (because we got in late, at 2am) was a quesadilla we shared at The Big Kahuna in Honolulu. The circumference was 24 inches, and it was stuffed with cheese and all the trimmings. We shared and ate only half. Two weeks ago, I would have finished it, but after our trip to China, we both ate until satisfied and walked back to the hotel. ß

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the Family Tree Candid with candidates Climbing Looking at the Whole Family

Community advocate Dan Pressburg hosted a candidate brunch at his North Long Beach home last Saturday morning, attracting area voters and media hoping to meet candidates running for local elected offices. Attendees met and mingled while eating breakfast-type refreshments inside and on the patio of Pressburg’s historic home– a former dairy and creamery. Photos by Neena Strichart

Oren Grossi (left) of Long Beach has a conversation with 37th Congressional candidate Nick Dibs, an Independent who garnered enough signatures to put his name on the November ballot challenging Democrat incumbent Laura Richardson and Republican Star Parker.

Seated under the gazebo in the patio, Martha Flores-Gibson, Republican candidate for 54th District State Assembly (running against Democrat incumbent Bonnie Lowenthal) answers questions from attendees as host Dan Pressburg looks on.

Connie Moretti Questing Heirs Genealogical Society

Now that you’ve got vitalrecords and census entries for your immediate family, it is probably time to stretch out the branches of your tree by including the whole family of each of your ancestors. Have you looked at or ordered marriage and death certificates for all your great or great-great aunts and uncles? This can be important for several reasons: • Family members married at different times or in different counties may have been asked for different information. If your grandparents’ marriage record does not name their parents, it may be that one of their siblings had to supply those names. • It may be that a great-grandparent was married more than once and their children’s marriage documents

will list different parents, helping you to sort out your own line. • Death certificates at different times and in different places may require different facts. • Information on death certificates is dependent on the supplier of the facts, not the deceased, so some family members may have better information than others. Did you look at and print census entries for all the siblings in a family after they set up their own households? There are also several reasons this can be important: • your great-great grandparents may have gone to live with one of their children in later years– one of your great-grandparents’ siblings. • Just like with vital records, different family members may have different recollections of their parents’ birthplaces. • As you work back to the years

Republican Mattie Fein (far right), challenger for 36th Congressional District against Democrat Jane Harman, chats with Long Beach residents Tom O’Keefe and Laurie Angel, and Fein’s campaign manager Ali Wolter.

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between 1850 and 1870, siblings’ birthplaces can help you to trace the family migrations even if they married before 1850 and thus are not listed with the parents on that first every-name census. When you look at the whole family in each generation, many more family facts will emerge. you may even find it useful to identify the children and grandchildren of each of your ancestor’s brothers and sisters. Grandparents, especially the very elderly, can be found living with their grandchildren in addition to their children. Whole family research can also help to clarify the family dynamics at any given time. Someone once said that each sibling is born into a different family, and we can know our ancestors better when we understand the changes in their families. ß

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building was closed for repairs. It reopened again in 1938. The community is invited to join Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 10am at the Alamitos Library, 1836 East Third St., to celebrate 100 years of the branch’s public service in Long Beach. Historic photos will be on display throughout the day, and the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library will host a special one-day book sale. The public is invited to explore the resources of the library and commemorate this historic public sanctuary. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library. Street parking is available. ----------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION lbpl.org/location/alamitos

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“Wines Around the World” Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 4-8pm

The The Heart Heart of ofDelius deliusrestaurant restaurant ™ Dave daveand andLouise louiseSolzman Solzman ™

Food is a passion and an art for Louise Solzman. She has been cooking as long as she can remember, and works to rave reviews as executive Chef at Delius restaurant in Signal Hill, that she operates with her husband, Dave, the general Manager/Sommelier. Chef Louise is inspired by tastes from all over the world and carefully plans the weekly menus with emphasis on foods in season as well as the changing trends in dining. She is assisted by an experienced and efficient staff. even though Louise is usually busy in the kitchen, that doesn't mean you won’t see her popping out to visit with the guests every now and then to see what they think of the cuisine.

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reservations required Sample wines from different countries and regions representing every corner of the wine world. Taste at your own pace and get a stamp in your passport from each place you “visit.” enjoy food from the buffet and the hand-passed selections being offered throughout the night.

2951 CHerrY AVenue, SignAL HiLL 562.426.0694 • www.deliusrestaurant.com


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16 SignAL TriBune TST3537 NoTiCe of PeTiTioN To ADMiNiSTer eSTATe of roNALD J. LieSer Case no. nP014100 to all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ronald J. lieSer a Petition for ProBate has been filed by Joann r. ruel in the Superior Court of California, County of loS angeleS. tHe Petition for ProBate requests that Joann r. ruel be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. tHe Petition requests the decedent’s lost will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. Copies of the lost will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. tHe Petition requests authority to administer the estate under the independent administration of estates act. (this authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) the independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. a Hearing on the petition will be held on oct. 14, 2010 at 1:30 PM in dept. no. 11 located at 415 W. ocean Blvd., long Beach, Ca 90802. if yoU oBJeCt to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. if yoU are a Creditor or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. the time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. yoU May exaMine the file kept by the court. if you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a request for Special notice (form de-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. a request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: HoWArD r HAWkiNS eSQ SBN100875 2146 BONITA AVE LA VERNE CA 91750-4915 --------------------------------TST3538 trustee Sale no. 443781Ca loan no. 3012942425 title order no. 475839 notiCe of trUStee’S Sale yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt dated 2/23/2007. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeedingS againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer. on 10/15/2010 at 10:30 aM California reConveyanCe CoMPany as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 03/01/2007, Book , Page , instrument 20070446554 of official records in the office of the recorder of los angeles County, California, executed by: Sitha Saing a married woman as her sole and separate property, as trustor, Washington Mutual Bank, fa, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant the deed of trust. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: at the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Ca legal description: as more fully described in said deed of trust amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $649,033.19 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2042 north terrace drive, Signal Hill, Ca 90755 aPn number: 7216-003-031 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. the property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. in compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. date: 9/13/2010 See attached exhibit exhibit declaration Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54, the undersigned loan servicer declares as follows: 1. it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.54 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and 2. the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or Section 2923.55. JPMorgan Chase Bank, national association name: ann thorn title: first vice President California reconveyance Company, as trustee (714) 259-7850 or www.fidelityasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com deborah Brignac California reconveyance Company is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. any information obtained will be used for that purpose. deborah Brignac, vice President 9200 oakdale avenue Mail Stop n110612 Chatsworth, Ca 91311 P746176 9/24, 10/1, 10/08/2010 TST3539 notiCe of trUStee'S Sale tS no. 100069619 title order no. 10-8-295247 investor/insurer no. 1697943686 aPn no. 7211-030-088 yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt, dated 01/10/2005. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeeding againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer." notice is hereby given that

puBLiC nOTiCeS reContrUSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by rHonda MiCHelle loCKley-SMitH, a Single WoMan., dated 01/10/2005 and recorded 01/20/05, as instrument no. 05 0142867, in Book , Page -), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 10/22/2010 at 10:30aM, at the West side of the los angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, Ca 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced deed of trust. the street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1427 eaSt 23rd Street, Signal Hill, Ca, 90755. the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. the total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale is $277,140.62. it is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. in addition to cash, the trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''aS iS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed of trust with interest thereon as provided in said note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust. dated: 09/24/2010 reContrUSt CoMPany, n.a. 1800 tapo Canyon rd., Ca6-914-01-94 SiMi valley, Ca 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale information (626) 9274399 By: - trustee's Sale officer reContrUSt CoMPany, n.a. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. any information obtained will be used for that purpose.aSaP# 3723934 09/24/2010, 10/01/2010, 10/08/2010 TST3543 notiCe of trUStee'S Sale tS # Ca-10345072-rt order # 100112158-Ca-dCi yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt dated 8/3/2005. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeeding againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer. a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the deed of trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. BenefiCiary May eleCt to Bid leSS tHan tHe total aMoUnt dUe. trustor(s): levin d. HarriS , a Married Man aS HiS Sole and SeParate ProPerty recorded: 8/17/2005 as instrument no. 05 1975900 in book xxx, page xxx of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California; date of Sale: 10/14/2010 at 10:30 aM Place of Sale: at the West side of the los angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, Ca 90650 amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,038,803.28 the purported property address is: 2120 Bay vieW dr Signal Hill, Ca 90755 assessors Parcel no. 7215-015-031 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. if no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. in the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this notice of Sale by sending a written request to Select Portfolio Servicing, inc. 3815 S.W. temple Salt lake City Ut 84115-4412. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] the mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. if the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. if the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. the Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's attorney. date: 9/16/2010 Quality loan Service Corp. 2141 5th avenue San diego, Ca 92101 619-645-7711 for non Sale information only Sale line: 714730-2727 or login to: www.fidelityasap.com reinstatement line: 619-645-7711 Quality loan Service, Corp. if you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. tHiS notiCe iS Sent for tHe PUrPoSe of ColleCting a deBt. tHiS firM iS atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt on BeHalf of tHe Holder and oWner of tHe note. any inforMation oBtained By or Provided to tHiS firM or tHe Creditor Will Be USed for tHat PUrPoSe. as required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. aSaP# 3738913 09/24/2010, 10/01/2010, 10/08/2010 TST3544 notiCe of trUStee’S Sale file no. 7662.22848 title order no. 09-8-483907 Min no. aPn 7215-025-082 yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt, dated 09/27/06. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeeding

againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer. a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings associa-tion, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, posses-sion, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said deed of trust. the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. trustor(s): tHien QUang ta, trUStee of tHe 2005 tHien QUang ta revoCaBle trUSt dated 06/20/2005 recorded: 10/04/06, as instrument no. 06 2212496, of official records of los angeles County, California. date of Sale: 10/15/10 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: at the front entrance to the Pomona Supe-rior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Ca the purported property address is: 2204 Molino avenUe, Signal Hill, Ca 90755 assessors Parcel no. 7215025-082 the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publica-tion of the notice of Sale is $1,070,863.20. if the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. the purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the trustor or the trustee. if required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or its authorized agent was recorded with the appropriate County recorder’s office and reads substantially as follows: the mortgage loan servicer declares that (1) it has obtained a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.52 and (2) the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of California Civil Code § 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to California Civil Code § 2923.52 or 2923.55. date: September 21, 2010 nortHWeSt trUStee ServiCeS, inC., as trustee victoria gutierrez, authorized Signatory 505 n. tustin avenue, Suite 243, Santa ana, Ca Sale info website: www.USa92705 foreclosure.com automated Sales line: 714-2774845 reinstatement and Pay-off requests: (866) 387-nWtS tHiS offiCe iS atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt and any inforMation oBtained Will Be USed for tHat PUrPoSe fei # 1002.160857 9/24, 10/01, 10/08/2010

TST3534 notiCe of trUStee'S Sale tS # Ca-09252030-ed order # 090133096-Ca-dCi yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt dated 7/21/2006. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeeding againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer. a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the deed of trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. BenefiCiary May eleCt to Bid leSS tHan tHe total aMoUnt dUe. trustor(s): SereivUdtH eUng, a Married Man aS HiS Sole and SeParate ProPerty recorded: 7/27/2006 as instrument no. 06 1665370 in book -, page - of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California; date of Sale: 10/8/2010 at 10:30 aM Place of Sale: at the West side of the los angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, Ca 90650 amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $617,358.61 the purported property address is: 1876 Stanley ave Signal Hill, Ca 90755 assessors Parcel no. 7216-024-004 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. if no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. in the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this notice of Sale by sending a written request to JPMorgan Chase Bank, n.a. 7301 Baymeadows Way Jacksonville fl 32256. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] the mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. if the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. if the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. the Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's attorney. date: 9/3/2010 Quality loan Service Corp. 2141 5th avenue San diego, Ca 92101 619-645-7711 for non Sale information only Sale line: 714-7302727 or login to: www.fidelityasap.com reinstatement line: 619-645-7711 Quality loan Service, Corp. if you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. tHiS notiCe iS Sent for tHe PUrPoSe of ColleCting a deBt. tHiS firM iS atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt on BeHalf of tHe Holder and oWner of tHe note. any inforMation oBtained By or Provided to tHiS firM or tHe Creditor Will Be USed for tHat PUrPoSe. as required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. aSaP# 3722572 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010, 10/01/2010 TST3535 notiCe of trUStee'S Sale trustee Sale no. 201-058880 loan no. r12110900-rC title order no. 4466431 yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt dated 03-12-2004. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if

yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeedingS againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer. on 10-07-2010 at 10:30 a.M., PlM lender ServiCeS, inC. as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 04-15-2004, Book , Page , instrument 04 0924472, and as modified by the Modification of deed of trust recorded on 12-12-2005, Book , Page , instrument 05 3043882, and as modified by the Modification of deed of trust recorded on 0730-2007, Book , Page , instrument 20071786509 of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California, executed by: SHaronda lynn allen, as trustor, WaSHington MUtUal BanK, fa, a federal aSSoCiation, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction the trustor's interest in the property described below, to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. the sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the deed of trust. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: at tHe WeSt Side of tHe loS angeleS CoUnty CoUrtHoUSe, direCtly faCing norWalK Blvd., 12720 norWalK BoUlevard, norWalK, Ca amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $180,923.47(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 2599 WalnUt ave, Unit 223, Signal Hill, Ca 90755 aPn number: 7211026-132- oBtained Will Be USed for tHat PUrPoSe. tHe land referred to in tHiS gUarantee iS SitUated in tHe State of California, City of Signal Hill, CoUnty of loS angeleS and iS deSCriBed aS folloWS: a CondoMiniUM CoMPriSed of: ParCel 1: (a) an Undivided 1/82nd intereSt in and to lot 1 of traCt no. 31155, in tHe City of Signal Hill, CoUnty of loS angeleS, State of California, aS Per MaP reCorded in BooK 1004 PageS 95 and 96 of MaPS, in tHe offiCe of tHe CoUnty reCorder of Said CoUnty. exCePt tHerefroM all oil, MineralS, and otHer HydroCarBon SUBStanCeS in and Under Said land, WitHoUt, HoWever, any rigHt of SUrfaCe entry for tHe PUrPoSe of drilling for, Mining or otHerWiSe extraCting Said SUBStanCeS, togetHer WitH any SUBSUrfaCe leaSeS tHereto and revenUeS tHerefroM, otHer tHan Set fortH in tHat Certain Unit agreeMent reCorded MarCH 1, 1972 aS inStrUMent no. 3250, aS reviSed in tHat Certain doCUMent reCorded noveMBer 18, 1974 aS inStrUMent no. 3210, offiCial reCordS aS reServed By franCeS t. CloCK, edWin H. CloCK, PHilliP t. CloCK, ralPH CloCK, JoHn H. MC WHinney and PatriCia MC WHinney van de Water, in deed reCorded oCtoBer 25, 1978 aS inStrUMent no. 78-1183923, offiCial reCordS. exCePt tHerefroM UnitS 1 to 82 inClUSive aS defined and delineated on a CondoMiniUM Plan reCorded aPril 22. 1985 aS inno. 85-450742. offiCial StrUMent reCordS. (B) Unit 55, aS defined and delineated on tHe aBove referred to CondoMiniUM Plan. ParCel 2: an exClUSive eaSeMent, aPPUrtenant to ParCel 1 aBove for all USeS and PUrPoSeS of a "ParKing SPaCe" over and aCroSS tHat Portion of lot 1 of Said traCt no. 31155. defined and delineated aS "reStriCted CoMMon area" PS-55 on tHe aBove referenCed CondoMiniUM Plan. ParCel 3: an exClUSive eaSeMent, aPPUrtenant and to ParCel 1 aBove, for all USeS and PUrPoSeS of a "garage SPaCe" over and aCroSS tHat Portion of lot 1 of Said traCt no. 31155. defined and delineated aS "reStriCted CoMMon area" g-55 on tHe aBove referenCed CondoMiniUM Plan. the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. the property heretofore described is being sold "as is". regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the undersigned, as mortgage loan servicer or as authorized agent for the mortgage loan servicer declares that: (1) it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that was current and valid on the date the notice of sale was recorded; and, (2) the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923 52 or 2923.55 date: 09-13-2010 for trUStee'S SaleS inforMation, PleaSe Call 714-730-2727, or viSit WeBSite: WWW.lPSaSaP.CoM PlM lender ServiCeS, inC., aS trUStee PlM lender ServiCeS, inC.. agent for or aS ServiCing agent (408)-370-4030 eliZaBetH godBey, viCe PreSident PlM lender ServiCeS, inC. iS a deBt ColleCtor atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt. any inforMation aSaP# 3734528 09/17/2010, 09/24/2010, 10/01/2010

SepTeMBer 24, 2010 los angeles County on august 20, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 10, 17, 24, & october 1, 2010. TST3521 / 20101218227 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: aCCeSS aPPraiSal ManageMent, 6731 e. el Carmen St., long Beach, Ca 90815. registrant: JoHn PySter, 6731 e. el Carmen St., long Beach, Ca 90815. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: John Pyster. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on august 31, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 10, 17, 24, & october 1, 2010. TST3522 / 20101241852 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: loCS-MytH @+ natUral eSSenCe, 4142 Business St., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: danyette Marie tHoMaS, 1878 golden ave., long Beach, Ca 90806. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: danyette M. thomas. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 3, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 10, 17, 24, & october 1, 2010. TST3523 / 20101241853 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: national SoftWare SolUtionS, 5202 e. Brittain St., long Beach, Ca 90808. registrant: Bryan BlaKeley SMitH, 5202 e. Brittain St., long Beach, Ca 90808. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Bryan B. Smith. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 3, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 10, 17, 24, & october 1, 2010. TST3524 / 20101256814 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: CM travel, 1031 e. tehachapi dr., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: CHeryl ann McnUlty, 1031 e. tehachapi dr., long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Cheryl ann Mcnulty. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started business was december, 2009. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 8, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 10, 17, 24, & october 1, 2010. TST3529 / 20101246723 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following persons are doing business as: fieldS inSUranCe agenCy, 5000 e. Spring St. #550, long Beach, Ca 90815. registrant: 1. SCott f. fieldS, 7331 e. Crows Parkway, orange, Ca 92867, 2. JoHn l. de la torre, 4465 Cerritos ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: a general Partnership. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: John de la torre. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started business was august 20, 2010. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 3, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 17, 24, & october 1, 8, 2010.

TST3517 / 20101163916 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: ready Pet go!, 3324 daisy ave., long Beach, Ca 90806. registrant: Jeffrey JoHnSon, 3324 daisy ave., long Beach, Ca 90806. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Jeffrey Johnson. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started business was . this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on august 20, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2010.

TST3530 / 20101284874 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following persons are doing business as: SUMMit Safety teCHnologieS, 4320 Sunfield ave., long Beach, Ca 90808. registrant: 1. MiCHael d. laWrenCe, 2. viCtoria B. laWrenCe, 4320 Sunfield ave., long Beach, Ca 90808. this business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Michael d. lawrence. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started business was September 13, 2010. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 13, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 17, 24, & october 1, 8, 2010.

TST3520 / 201011633124 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: train of tHoUgHt ConSUlting & Mediation, 4433 e. village rd., Ste. l, long Beach, Ca 90808. registrant: Brigitte dUtil, atr, Mft, 603 Molino ave., long Beach, Ca 90814. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Brigitte dutil. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started business was January 1, 2010. this statement was filed with the county clerk of

TST3531 / 20101303718 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: dUtil'S inCoMe tax ServiCeS, 2623 Hardwick St., lakewood, Ca 90712. registrant: roBert J. dUtil, 2623 Hardwick St., lakewood, Ca 90712. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: robert J. dutil. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 15, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name


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SepTeMBer 24, 2010 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. the Signal tribune: September 17, 24, & october 1, 8, 2010. TST3532 / 20101303719 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: dUtil'S fidUCiary ServiCeS, 2623 Hardwick St., lakewood, Ca 90712. registrant: roBert J. dUtil, 2623 Hardwick St., lakewood, Ca 90712. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: robert J. dutil. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 15, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 17, 24, & october 1, 8, 2010. TST3533 / 20101303720 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following persons are doing business as: leaP finanCial, 909 e. Marshall Pl., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: 1. rHina M. ovalle, 2. JUan e. ovalle, 909 e. Marshall Pl., long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: rhina M. ovalle. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started business was September 14, 2010. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 15, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 17, 24, & october 1, 8, 2010. TST3528 / Case No. NS022980 orDer To SHoW CAuSe for CHANge of NAMe SuPerior CourT of CALiforNiA, CouNTy of LoS ANgeLeS, 415 West ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802, SouTH JuDiCiAL DiSTriCT. Petition of Cristina Margaret arranaga, for Change of name. to all intereSted PerSonS: 1. Petitioner CriStina Margaret arranaga, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: CriStina Margaret arranaga to Proposed name: CriStoPHer aUgUSt arranaga. 2. tHe CoUrt orderS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, shy the petition for change of name should not be granted. notiCe of Hearing date: october 19, 2010; time: 1:30 P.M.; dept. g, room 51. the address of the court is the same as above. a copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, tHe Signal triBUne, 939 e. 27th. Street, Signal Hill, Ca 90755: September 17, 24, & october 1, 8, 2010. ___//ss//___ douglas M. Haigh, Commissioner of the Superior Court dated September 7, 2010 TST3540 / 20101305030 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNt the following persons are doing business as: SoCal fUrnitUre oUtlet, 22031 Main St. #37, Carson, Ca 90745. registrant: 1. JUan CarloS gUtierreZ, 1037 W. fiat St., torrance, Ca 90502 2. JUan ManUel gUtierreZ, 22031 Main St., #37, Carson, Ca 90745. this business is conducted by: a general Partnership. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Juan Carlos gutierrez. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 15, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 24, & october 1, 8, 15, 2010.

TST3541 / 20101343265 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following persons are doing business as: M.C.d. ProPertieS, 1132 S. grand ave., glendora, Ca 91740. registrant: 1. MiCHael SCott doWnard, 2. Carol lee doWnard, 118 Crescent glen dr., glendora, Ca 91741. this business is conducted by: a Husband and Wife. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Carol l. downard. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 22, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 24, & october 1, 8, 15, 2010.

TST3542 / 20101343266 fiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: KUito CaSHing CHeCKS, 4402 long Beach Blvd., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: MarCo e. CaBeZaS, 4402 long Beach Blvd., long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Marco e. Cabezas. the registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on September 22, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business 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. the Signal tribune: September 24, & october 1, 8, 15, 2010.

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TST3545 NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION

Ordinance No. 2010-09-1420 was introduced at the City Council meeting of Tuesday, September 7, 2010, and adopted by the City Council on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. A summary of the ordinance is as follows:

Ordinance No. 2010-09-1419 was introduced at the City Council meeting of Tuesday, September 7, 2010, and adopted by the City Council on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. A summary of the ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 10-02, AMENDING SIGNAL HILL MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 20.39, SP-19 “GENERAL INDUSTRIAL SPECIFIC PLAN” BY ESTABLISHING LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR A TRUCK TERMINAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES LOCATED IN PLANNING AREA 4

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 10-01, AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP BY CHANGING THE ZONING DESIGNATION FOR A 2.5-ACRE SITE AT 950 E. 27TH STREET FROM “CG, COMMERCIAL GENERAL” TO “SP-19, GENERAL INDUSTRIAL SPECIFIC PLAN, AREA 4”

The ordinance was adopted by the following vote: The ordinance was adopted by the following vote: AYES:

Mayor Edward H.J. Wilson, Vice Mayor Larry Forester, Council Members Tina L. Hansen, Michael J. Noll

NOES:

None

ABSENT:

Council Member Ellen Ward

ABSTAIN:

None

Pursuant to Signal Hill City Charter Section 315, this ordinance shall become effective 30 days from and after the date of its adoption. A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Office. Kathleen L. Pacheco City Clerk Published in the Signal-Tribune newspaper on September 24, 2010. Posted at City Hall, Library, Discovery Well Park, and Reservoir Park on September 24, 2010.

AYES:

Mayor Edward H.J. Wilson, Vice Mayor Larry Forester, Council Members Tina L. Hansen, Michael J. Noll

NOES:

None

ABSENT:

Council Member Ellen Ward

ABSTAIN:

None

Pursuant to Signal Hill City Charter Section 315, this ordinance shall become effective 30 days from and after the date of its adoption. A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Office. Kathleen L. Pacheco City Clerk Published in the Signal-Tribune newspaper on September 24, 2010. Posted at City Hall, Library, Discovery Well Park, and Reservoir Park on September 24, 2010.

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