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Vol. 32 No. 25

November 26, 2010

Gary Jones retires after 23 years as SH community development director

Rae Gabelich’s community meeting addresses marijuana collective policy, wetlands restoration, holiday affairs

Nick Diamantides

Nick Diamantides

Staff Writer

During the past 30 years, Signal Hill has gone from being an oil town with many blighted areas to a community of million-dollar homes, nicely kept middle-class residences and thriving retail centers where eye-pleasing architecture and attractive landscaping are the norm. Along with a very small number of civic and community leaders, Gary Jones was very instrumental in the town’s transformation. Jones recently retired from his position as director of community development for the City of Signal Hill, and last week he spoke to the Signal Tribune about his many years of public service. After earning his master’s degree in geography with a Certificate in Urban Studies from CSULB, he worked for a private consulting firm and then for the City of Irvine before Signal Hill hired him as a junction planner in 1979. From there, he advanced through the ranks to become the director of community development in 1987. Jones is appreciative of his career, but he acknowledges that at first he had no intention of staying in Signal Hill very long. “In 1979, Signal Hill was rusty and dusty,” he said. “It was an oil field, and oil companies used to spray poison to kill any vegetation near their wells.” He added that many junk-

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Mostly bringing glad tidings of good things happening during the holiday season, 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich hosted another of her “Community Coffees” last Saturday morning. About 20 people attended the event at Avila’s El Ranchito Restaurant, located at 5345 Long Beach Blvd. Gabelich began her presentation by inviting everyone to donate unwrapped

toys that will be given as holiday gifts to the hundreds of children that live in the Carmelitos Housing Community, located off of Orange Avenue just north of Del Amo Boulevard. Gabelich and her staff are coordinating the toy drive with the help of several businesses, including El Ranchito, Café Bixby, Nino’s Restaurant, The Factory, Bella Cosa, Capretto, Pixie Toys and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. “If you are able to, please donate an unwrapped see gabelich page 4

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Gary Jones, fourth from left, was presented with accolades by City staff at last week’s Council meeting.

yards, welding shops, and many other very unattractive businesses pockmarked the city. “There were places of prostitution, liquor stores, and seedy motels up and down Coast Highway,” he said. He added that the blatantly corrupt practices of some of the council members three decades ago disgusted him, and the infamous Ron Settles incident made him want to get far away from the city. “The first two years I was pretty much looking for another job so I could get out of Signal Hill,” he said. His attitude began to change in the 1980s, as new council members got

elected and the City hired a new police chief and began adopting ordinances and codes that led to orderly, highquality development. According to Jones, he and other city officials clashed with various retailers, and even the automobile dealerships, over whether their new developments should have architecturally enhanced buildings with landscaping. “Over time, one fight at a time paid off,” he said. He added that the most difficult struggle and the crowning achievement of his career was the hilltop development. “Even at the beginning see Jones page 6

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Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich also discussed the upcoming repaving of Long Beach Boulevard and the City’s new smart-phone app that lets citizens report problems to the appropriate City departments.

Controversy swirls around WRD’s declaration of water emergency Nick Diamantides Staff Writer

On Friday, Nov. 19, the Board of Directors of the Water Replenishment District (WRD) unanimously declared a water emergency that will impact the amount of water its customers– including the Cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill– can hold in reserve. WRD manages the water pumping rights of 43 cities in southeast Los Angeles County, which have a combined population of approximately four million people. Three of those cities– Cerritos, Downey and Signal Hill– strongly oppose the water emergency declaration. “District staff has received formal requests to declare a water emergency from 21 pumpers representing 55 percent of the water-rights holders in the Central Basin,” said WRD General Manager Robb Whitaker, in his November 19 report to the board.

“Additionally, the Central Basin Water Association and the District’s Technical Advisory Committee have both recommended such a declaration.” Early in the hearing, WRD Senior Engineer Jason Weeks outlined the reasons why the declaration was necessary. “Because of persistent drought and the unavailability of imported replenishment water, groundwater levels have been declining for the past several years,” he said. During his approximately 20-minute PowerPoint presentation, he noted that a monitoring well used as an indicator for the need to purchase replenishment water has caused concern among WRD officials. “Water levels in this well have dropped to levels not seen since the drought of the late 1970s,” he said. Referring to a 1991 court judgment, Whitaker explained how the water emergency declaration will help WRD replenish the aquifers. “The declaration of the water emergency invokes a pro-

vision of the groundwater pumping judgment that allows the creation of a drought carryover account,” he said. Even before WRD declared the water emergency, pumpers could carry over up to 20 percent of their annual allotment of water to the next year, but carryover could not accumulate in successive years. Whitaker explained that pumpers still have the right to carry over 20 percent of their unused water rights in a given year, but now the water emergency gives them a one-time option of carrying over an additional 35 percent of unused water rights for a total of 55 percent in a given year. “If a pumper has the right, and they think they are going to lose it, they will generally pump the right because groundwater is the least expensive form of water in our area,” Whitaker said. “If they can carry that over to a subsequent time period, some of them will be willing to do that. By carrying it over to later, our see drought page 4


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Tickets include a meal, craft for children, entertainment by Wilson High School Choir, and story time with Santa Claus. Remember to bring your camera for a photo opportunity with Santa! There will be assigned seating for this event.

The cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill will be ringing in the holiday season with the annual

Tree Lighting Ceremony Wednesday Dec. 1 at 6pm. Discovery Well Park Signal Hill The Wireless Communication Antenna Tower Holiday Tree will be lit as Kris Kringle makes a guest appearance. Entertainment will be provided by the Wilson High School Choir, and holiday cookies and hot drinks will be served. The event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

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Celebrate your child’s birthday with NO HASSLES. Let the Community Services Department staff help organize and run your party. This is a 2-hour, fully planned party for up to 24 kids. The package includes invitations, facility and decorations, games and crafts, pizza and drinks, cake and ice cream, and a piñata.

All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the day. Call 562-989-7330 for more information.

LET’S CELEBRATE

Family Excursions: Disney on Ice, great seats at a low price! Come and enjoy an evening at Disney on Ice with the show “Let’s Celebrate,” where it’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! This family excursion will be on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 from 6:30pm – 10:30pm. Trip includes great seats, transportation, and lots of fun. Preregistration is required; please contact the Signal Hill Community Services Department at (562) 989-7330.

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First Friday Book Club The First Friday Book Club will be discussing Rhoda Janzen’s Mennonite in a Little Black Dress on Friday, Dec. 3 at 11:30am in the library meeting room. A light lunch will be served as the group shares their thoughts and opinions on this dramatic biography.

Final Friday Film Night This month’s Final Friday Film Night will feature The A-Team starring Liam Neeson on Friday, Dec. 17 at 6pm. Admission is free and concessions will be sold for this action-packed adaptation of the popular television show from the 1980s. This feature is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence throughout, language and smoking. Children under 18 not permitted without parent.

Looking for a gift this holiday season? You can shop and help support the Friends of the Signal Hill Library by participating in the Barnes & Noble Bookfair at the Long Beach Towne Center on Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12. from 9am to 11pm. A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting the Signal Hill Public Library.

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St. vincent de Paul thrift stores offering further discounts for black Friday shoppers As the local economy continues to fight its way out of a recession, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Council of Los Angeles wants to make Christmas a little brighter for local children, women and men. The Society will offer its third annual “Black Friday” Christmas Extravaganza from 8:30am to 6:30pm on Friday, Nov. 26 at its three thrift store locations in Long Beach, Los Angeles and Oxnard. Shoppers will not only save money on Christmas gifts, but the store revenue will help the Society’s charitable services for families and individuals who will have very little this holiday season.

The Black Friday sale at each St. Vincent de Paul store will include 50percent storewide savings on clothing, home décor, and more (some exclusions apply). “There are so many people who are still struggling to make ends meet. Our goal is to make it easier for them during Christmas,” said Tony Terrazas, store director for the Society’s LA Council, which serves the counties of LA, Ventura and Santa Barbara. “Besides lowering prices on our already low-priced items, proceeds from this sale also benefits our charitable programs for thousands of people who are seeking St. Vincent de

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eGGS WiTH THe elKS The Bellflower/Long Beach Elks Lodge #888, 16426 Bellflower Blvd., invites the public to its monthly breakfast Sunday, Nov. 28 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. GiFTS WiTHouT THe blaCK FRiDay HaSSle St. Barnabas Church will have its annual craft fair in the Parish Hall, 3955 Orange Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 28 from 8am to 3pm. There will be a pancake breakfast, bake sale, raffle prizes, kettle corn, handmade crafts, jewelry and more. Attendees may earn instant cash for unwanted or broken gold/platinum jewelry as well. Call (562) 424-8595. CHaT WiTH PaT Councilmember Patrick O'Donnell will welcome Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert to next month's "Chat with Pat" standing monthly community meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 4:30pm to 6pm. Each month, Councilmember O'Donnell hosts the meetings to keep residents informed on issues facing the city and what is happening in the district. The meetings take place the first Wednesday of every month at the Los Altos Library, 5614 N. Britton Dr. This is a free event. liGHT eNTeRTaiNmeNT The cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill will be ringing in the holiday season with the annual tree-lighting ceremony at Discovery Well Park, 2200 Temple Ave., in Signal Hill, on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6pm. Local dignitaries representing both cities will be on hand to celebrate the season with residents and guests. The Wireless Communication Antenna Tower Holiday Tree will be lit as Kris Kringle makes a guest appearance. Entertainment will be provided by the Wilson High School Choir, and holiday cookies and hot drinks will be served. The event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. THRiFT FoR GiFTS The Assistance League of Long Beach Thrift & Vintage Shop, 2100 E. 4th St., invites the public to its Glitz event, from Thursday, Dec. 2 to Monday, Dec. 6. Shop for specialty gift baskets, holiday trees, ornaments and other décor. Evening attire, jewelry, toys and other gently used items will be for sale at low costs. All profits from the sale of any item support Assistance League philanthropic programs such as school uniforms for children in the community. Visit allb.org/thriftshop. SHoP, buT DoN’T DRoP The public is invited to an annual Holiday Open House and Boutique on Friday, Dec. 3 from noon to 7pm, and Saturday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 5 from 10am to 4pm at 175 E. Roosevelt Rd. Dichroic glass, origami note cards, semi-precious beaded jewelry, felted handbags, silk flower arrangements and more will be available. HeRe We Come a-WaSSailiNG Members and guests of the American Association of University Women Long Beach Branch will start off the holiday season by serving their traditional wassail on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Bay Shore Community Congregational Church, 5100 The Toledo, in Belmont Shore, from 10am to noon. The wassail is free to members and guests. AAUW membership is open to anyone. Visit aauw-longbeach.org. CHRiSTmaS TamaleS The St. Isidore Plaza, 10961 Reagan St., will offer a tamale-making workshop on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10am to 2pm. Cost is $60. All ingredients, necessary steamers and equipment are provided along with a detailed “how to” booklet. Call (562) 595-9918 for reservations or email name and phone number to tamaleworkshop@live.com. HiDDeN TReaSuReS The 2nd City Council Art Gallery and Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Ave., will present a Mosaic Fundraiser & Hidden Treasures Art Sale on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10am to 4pm. All proceeds support the gallery’s programs. Lots of gently used art items will be available, including art books, jewelry, instruments, paintings, art note cards, 3D books, and more. Admission cost is a $5 donation per person or $15 per group of four. Email 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net or visit 2ndcitycouncil.org. For information on calls for artists, receptions, classes and events, call (562) 901-0997. GeT iNTo THe HoliDay SPiRiT The public may experience 19th century Christmas traditions, and learn about local history at Rancho Los Cerritos’s (RLC) annual Christmas Open House, 4600 Virginia Rd., on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1pm to 4pm. Throughout the afternoon, costumed volunteers will share past traditions with guests as they explore the adobe home, which will be adorned with Victorian-era swags and wreaths, as well as evergreen trees. Check out the “new” 1870s blown-glass ornaments, as well as handmade ones by children, and learn about gift-giving in the late 1800s. Out on the lawn, children may make oldfashioned holiday decorations and small toys for their own trees at home. The RLC Storytellers will entertain youngsters with seasonal tales, and children can take a turn swinging at the piñata. Santa will visit, and photos may be taken. All guests will be treated to cookies and spiced cider, and live music will be provided by three vocal groups. Call (562) 570-1755 or visit rancholoscerritos.org.


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gift in the collection box here at El Ranchito or (the other businesses involved in the drive),” Gabelich said. “There will also be a box at the Expo Building for the First Fridays in December, or you can drop them off at my field office. Donations will be accepted until December 21.” Next, Gabelich shared the good news of the soon-to-begin repaving of Long Beach Boulevard between Del Amo and the 710 Freeway. “This project, funded by the Redevelopment Agency, includes grinding and an entire new layer of asphalt, as well as new landscaped medians, new trees, bus shelters, lighting and other streetscape improvements,” she explained. The construction is expected to last up to eight months. “There will certainly be some inconveniences while traveling along Long Beach Boulevard during construction, but the final result will be well worth it,” she said. Then, moving to another topic, Gabelich reminded the attendees that recently the Long Beach City Council asked the city attorney to make some changes to the city’s medical marijuana facilities ordinance. “The most controversial of these changes is adding an additional buffer requirement of 1,000 feet from parks,” Gabelich said. “This will possibly disqualify nine collectives that had advanced in the permitting process through the lottery.” At that point in Gabelich’s presen-

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tation, Mary Hinds, who is a board member of the Long Beach Library Foundation, asked why the City Council could not also prohibit medical marijuana collectives from being less than 1,000 feet from a library. “We had to come up with a formula that works,” Gabelich said. She explained that regulating the collectives is under the purview of the City’s business-license division, which is understaffed due to budget cuts, and the City expects more lawsuits to be filed against it pertaining to the way it is regulating the collectives. Gabelich noted that adding one more regulation to the ordinance would be too costly for the City. “We are on a slippery slope,” Hinds responded. “Property values go down in the vicinity of marijuana collectives, and children see marijuana use as something that is not so bad.” She added that she wishes that only the health department could issue the necessary doctors’ recommendations for medical marijuana use. Noting that medical marijuana issues could be debated all day, Gabelich moved on to other topics, including the DeForest Wetlands Restoration Project. She told the attendees that last month the City received the final grant funding necessary to begin work on the project, which will cost a total of $7 million. The project will reestablish a wetland in the 34-acre flood-detention basin that runs just east of the Los Angles River between Del Amo Boulevard and DeForest Park to the north. Construction on the project will probably begin next summer.

During her presentation, Gabelich also discussed proposed changes to the City’s wireless facilities ordinance (lbds.info), a new “Go Long Beach” smart-phone app, through which residents can report problems to the appropriate city department (golbcity.com), and upcoming events for the holiday season. The first of those events is the holiday version of First Fridays in Bixby Knolls, which starts with a Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony at 6pm, on Friday, Dec. 3 in the parking lot of Nino’s Restaurant at Atlantic Avenue and Roosevelt Road. “At the conclusion of the program, at 6:30, the Big Red Bus will be on hand to take you, or you can stroll, to all the festive scenes and music on Atlantic,” Gabelich said. Two other special holiday events are scheduled at Rancho Los Cerritos. On Sunday, Dec. 5, the Rancho will host a free open house showcasing 19th Century Christmas traditions with costumed volunteers, and Victorian Era wreaths and ornaments. The event will include toy making, storytelling, a piñata for kids, live music and refreshments. The second holiday event at the Rancho requires the purchase of tickets and will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12– the annual Navidad in Early California Candlelight Tour. “Focusing on 1850s Christmas, this living-history program will explore the blending of Mexican and early American-Christmas customs,” Gabelich said. “For information or to purchase tickets, you can visit RanchoLosCerritos.org.” Toward the end of her talk,

Gabelich introduced Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, to the audience. Cohn gave a brief description of the December 3 First Fridays event and invited everyone to attend. “There will be cider stops and music of all kinds everywhere,” he said. “There will be activities for kids to do, and things for adults: art, music and entertainment of all kinds.” Gabelich also introduced Long Beach Airport Director Mario Rodriguez to the audience. Rodriguez briefly described the various airlines that provide service at the airport and spoke about upcoming improvements to the facilities. Rodriguez noted that the groundbreaking ceremony for the new airport terminal will be Wednesday, Dec. 22. After Rodriguez spoke, Gabelich introduced Long Beach Police Sergeant Dan Barkwill, who told the attendees that residential and automobile burglaries were on the rise in the police department’s north division area. Barkwill encouraged residents to keep their cars locked with the windows rolled up and to not leave any boxes, bags, envelopes or valuable items in their automobiles. He also warned residents to keep windows and doors shut and locked in their homes and to report all suspicious persons or activities to the police. At the end of the meeting, Gabelich took questions and comments from the attendees, some of whom expressed concerns about graffiti, gang violence, parking and problems associated with skate parks. ß

time carryover of 35 percent of their allotment will cause water rates to rise for cities that need more than their allotment in a given year. Before the water emergency, WRD sold unused pumping rights at low rates to cities that needed more water. In addition, cities could sell their 20-percent carryover to other cities that needed that

water in a given year. Now, some cities will be able to keep the rights of up to 35 percent of a year’s water allotment for several years, and sell those rights if they wish to do so. “The declaration of a water emergency is creating a fictitious storage of water, which will enable some cities to say, ‘I have it, you don’t.

How much will you pay me for it?’” said Signal Hill Vice Mayor Larry Forester. “So it’s going to create a market for this water with water rates going up.” Vince Brar, assistant city manager for the City of Cerritos, also spoke at

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hope is that the Basin will have recovered much more by then and the Basin will be in better shape to sustain that pumping in the future.” The three cities objecting to the declaration of a water emergency are concerned that allowing cities a one-

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Thoughts from the

Associate Publisher

by Stephen Strichart

All of you “regular” readers of Neena’s column will remember her writing about the best things she eats locally, in the October 22 issue. Well, now it’s my turn. Since she’s keeping her promise to let me list my favorites, I’m taking over her column this week. So, here goes… again, in NO particular order: bamboo Teri House (Bixby Knolls)– Sushi Platter (a mix of all kinds of sushi) Café bixby (Bixby Knolls)– Lasagna or Homemade Meatloaf, just like

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the scoop on poop Minutes after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to ban disposable single-use plastic bags, I received a call from the media requesting an interview to answer the question “What do people do with dog poop?” I must first say that those of us interested in animal welfare and conservation should support this effort, as that which protects the environment helps us all. Safeguarding the planet sustains both animal and human life forms as the ecosystems and food chains are all interconnected. If water is polluted, no living thing can drink it, which affects the ability to survive. These disposable bags: take centuries to decompose; are frequently ingested by birds, mammals and fish; and often just litter the streets, parks and beaches. We can and should do without them. Now, about poop. Collecting the poop in these bags is admittedly convenient. But how many of us disposed of the poop and

Mom’s Delius Restaurant (Signal Hill)– Sunday Brunch: Crème Brule’ French Toast with Vanilla Brown Sugar Syrup and Rosemary-Mustard Sausage Patties Hokkaido (Long Beach)– EVERYTHING... too much to list awesome Sushi (Long Beach)– Octopus salad and Sushi Platter Shenandoah at the arbor (Los Alamitos)– Maple-Glazed Salmon and New York Cheesecake big e Pizza (PCH in Signal Hill)– Pepperoni and Anchovy Pizza

eJ malloy’s (Bixby Knolls)– Tri-Tip Sandwich or Blackened Chicken Caesar Salad Trader Joe’s (Bixby Knolls)– Fruit & Yogurt Cereal, Frozen Sorbet Pho america (Long Beach)– Charbroiled Shrimp, Pork & Egg rolls with Coconut Boba Patricia’s mexican Restaurant (Bixby Knolls)– “Everything” Wet Burrito (gotta be hungry) Flame broiler (Bixby Knolls, Long Beach)– Combo & Brown Rice Bowl with Green Onions & Sauces The Pizza Place (Long Beach)– Antipasto or Greek salad arby’s - (Bixby Knolls, Long Beach)– Beef & Cheddar with Arby Sauce & Horsey Sauce baja Sonora (Long Beach)– Colorado Burrito, wet or dry Golden eagle (Signal Hill)– Carne Asada Burrito Georgie’s Place (Bixby Knolls, Long Beach)– Greek Salad with extra Feta Cheese

rinsed out the bag to reuse or recycle it? The result is that a nonbiodegradable object is used to encase a biodegradable substance! There are biodegradable, environmentally friendly poop bags available in our stores and other pet-supply establishments. There are also the reusable wood and metal pooper-scoopers on long sticks, (no bending required) which last for years and don’t involve handling warm poop with one’s hands, albeit through plastic. These may not be as convenient as the disposable bags, but they are worth it. We all have to unlearn bad behavior and make sacrifices for the greater good. Note that part of that greater good is our own survival as a species. If we can train ourselves to rethink water bottles, we can do this. I hope we do this without having the need for a nanny government to force the issue.  Now, can we talk about something besides poop? madeline Bernstein president Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals los angeles

it’s a Grind (Signal Hill, Long Beach)– Coconut Crunch or a 5050 on a hot day baba Ghanouj (Bixby Knolls)– Lamb-stuffed Grape Leaves Fantastic burger (Long Beach)– Grilled Chicken Salad Subway (Signal Hill)– Spicy Italian Sub on Italian Bread City mex Grill (Signal Hill)– Gourmet Steak Burrito Sushi boy (Bixby Knolls)– Kobe (15 pcs. sushi) Tuna or Eel Lover’s Jamba Juice (Bixby Knolls)– Aloha Pineapple Smoothie W/Energy & Daily Vitamin Boosts arnold’s Restaurant (Bixby Knolls, gone, but not forgotten)– The only place in town where bread pudding was a vegetable. (Yes, Mom, I’m eating my veggies.) So, you see– there are great places to eat without leaving our area. Bon Appétit!

Seeing red, for a cause Join me at the (Long Beach) RED rally on Wednesday, Dec. 1 [at the Terrace Theater fountain plaza starting at 5:30pm] as we recognize World AIDS Day by illuminating numerous downtown landmarks red. Lighting up the downtown area in red is a visual reminder that we can all make a difference in the fight against AIDS. Visit LongBeachRED.com where you’ll find more info on parking and the list of participating downtown restaurants that will donate to four nonprofits that support local AIDS-related care and education programs. RSVP for the (Long Beach) RED rally now! Please call my office at (562) 570-6801 or email me at mayor@longbeach.gov if you have any questions or comments. bob Foster mayor City of long beach


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to save state $1 million, Franchise tax Board no longer mailing booklets The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has announced it will no longer directly mail tax booklets to taxpayers, as more taxpayers migrate to e-filing. Taxpayers will receive a letter in January with information on filing options, including e-filing, and how to obtain a full, printed tax booklet. All the tax information can also be found online at ftb.ca.gov. Last year’s mailing used approximately 43 million sheets of paper, but fewer than four percent of taxpayers used forms removed from the book-

lets. This year, the state will save at least $1 million in printing and postage expenses alone. Seventy-five percent of all returns received last year, more than 11 million, were e-filed. Of the returns filed on paper, most were printed from commercial tax preparation software products or downloaded from the FTB’s website. The IRS also recently announced that it will halt mailing tax packages due to the growth of e-filing. FTB’s website offers a wide array

of electronic filing options from the free CalFile and ReadyReturn services to other free and fee-based services offered by private software companies. By January, the most commonly used forms will be available at local libraries and post offices. Seniors and low-income taxpayers may visit their local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly sites for free tax preparation and filing. Assistance is generally available from Feb. 1 through April 15.

eight-hour lbPD saturation patrol yields four Dui arrests, 78 other citations On Friday, Nov. 19, the Long Beach Police Department’s traffic section conducted a “driving under the influence” saturation patrol throughout the city. The saturation patrol operated from 6pm Saturday night until 2am Sunday morning. During the eighthour operation, seven additional police officers patrolled the city looking for impaired drivers, which helped produce the following statistics: four DUI arrests; one misdemeanor arrest; one citation for unlicensed driving; two citations for suspended license; four vehicles impounded; 47 traffic citations; and 23 parking citations. DUI saturation patrols are a vital component in the fight against impaired drivers, as they have been proven to reduce impaired-drivingrelated collisions by removing these

New farmers market offering pet licensing In an effort to bring pet assistance closer to the community, Animal Care Services is now offering pet licensing, spay/neuter vouchers, and information about animal adoptions each week at the new Sunday farmers market. “We are looking for ways to make it easier for residents to register their cats and dogs”, says John Keisler, manager of Animal Care Services. “The Old McDonald’s Farmers Market is a perfect place to connect with residents and educate about responsible pet ownership.” Residents will be able to pay for cat and dog licenses, submit rabies inoculation records, and provide proof of altering to get their pet licenses current. The Old McDonald’s Farmers Market now takes place from 8:30am to 2pm every Sunday at the corner of Spring Street and Clark Avenue. Admission is free, and parking will be free at a nearby parking structure. --------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION oldmcdonaldsfarmersmarkets.com longbeach.gov/acs

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groundwater levels with surface water drought status and rainfall,” he said. “The groundwater levels are still very low, a situation that the WRD action will help to remedy.” Glancy also pointed out that during the Water Emergency declared in 1977, cities did not sell their onetime carryover to other cities and most of that water is still in the ground. Kevin Wattier, general manager of the Long Beach Water Department, also firmly disagreed with Brar and Forester. “We strongly support WRD’s declaration of a water emergency,” he said. “It is the right thing for WRD to do for their customers, to enable them to efficiently manage their water supplies and provide a reliable water supply to their customers in the future.” Representatives of the three protesting cities seemed to hint that a future lawsuit against WRD pertaining to the declaration of a water emergency was possible. ß

legal battle over density with Southwest Diversified (SWD), the would-be developer of the hilltop. After the City won, SWD pulled out of the project, and almost a decade passed before the new developer, Comstock, began constructing homes on the hilltop. “By then, the City had its new zoning in place,” he said. “We had also built our two water reservoirs by then, which we had to do before the hilltop could be developed.” Jones said he was involved in the planning process for the reservoirs but City Attorney Dave Aleshire deserves a lot of credit for the development of the city. “He was vitally involved in the acquisition of land for the hilltop reservoir and helping the city issue the bonds necessary for the development of both of the city reservoirs, which were built in the late 1990s,” Jones said. He explained that after the reservoirs were in place, Comstock, in partnership with Signal Hill Petroleum, finally began developing the hilltop. “Comstock was able to purchase the very topmost portion of the hill from the Denny family, who were the early property owners on the hill,” Jones said. “The construction was finally completed in 2004.” During the first year of construction, Jones and his staff were also very involved in consolidating about 12 different antenna structures into one site on the hilltop to free up land necessary for the hilltop development. Jones said that looking back over the last 23 years, he feels that all the struggles and battles were worth the effort. “I get a lot of satisfaction and feel very fortunate to have had a career where I have had the opportunity to see the fruit of my efforts,” he said, noting that during his tenure the city has adopted ordinances and codes and

used the authority of the Redevelopment Agency to eliminate blight and beautify the city in ways no one could have imagined 30 years ago. Jones said he also gets satisfaction from looking at the transformation of PCH. “I wrote the Pacific Coast Highway Specific Plan that created three opportunity areas, he said. He explained that if a developer can put together a reasonably sized piece of land by purchasing and combining two or three properties in an opportunity area, the city will entertain virtually any project the developer wants to initiate. “As a result, we have removed a lot of the seedy motels and liquor stores on Coast Highway,” he said. Jones said that since becoming director of community development, he has always had good relationships with the various council members and city managers, but he has not always agreed with them. He added that the present day council and city manager are the best with which he has ever worked. “They are guiding the city through a great recession that has impacted federal, state and local governments, and they are doing a very good job,” he said. Jones lives in Cypress with his wife Jan who works as a school counselor at Long Beach Poly High School. Jones also has two grown children, Lisa, 28, and Michael, 26. Jones said that, even though he has retired, he is still very interested in his profession and will probably do some consulting and special planning projects for various cities. “I am also planning on playing a lot of golf, riding my bike more, getting involved more in my church, and I am looking forward to some new adventures,” he said. He said he will miss the people at Signal Hill City Hall. “I am really close to many people there,” he said. ß

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cancers, UVB is effectively blocked by glass. However, at least 50 percent of UVA radiation can pass through windows. (Car windows have been proven to let in more than 60 percent.) This is important news for people who habitually sit near a window– whether at work, at home, or during a long commute by car, train, or bus. Be sure to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or higher and one or more of these UVA-protective ingredients: avobenzone, ecamsule, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide. Window film, which can be applied to home, office and car windows, blocks almost 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation. Sun protection tips for winter • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 when spending extended time outdoors, and don’t forget areas such as underneath the nose and chin. Snow reflects up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV light, so the rays hit you twice, further increasing your risk of skin cancer and premature aging. • Wear protective clothing such as a broad-brimmed hat, gloves and UVblocking sunglasses with wraparound or large frames. • Reapply sunscreen every two hours, and immediately after sweating or significant exposure to wind and snow, which can wear away sunscreen. Activities such as skiing and snowboarding call for just as much sunscreen as you would use at the beach, since UV exposure increases eight to 10 percent with every 1,000 feet above sea level. Remember to be aware of time spent in the sun, regardless of the season. Sun protection is part of a healthy lifestyle. ß­

lGbT organization hosting two events to collect donations for those living with Hiv/aiDS LGB2Network, an organization that seeks to connect young LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) professionals within the Long Beach community by promoting business contacts and relationships, has announced two December events that will seek donations for patients of the Wells House Hospice, a local nonprofit AIDS-services organization. On Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6:30pm, the group will kick off its December campaign following the City of Long Beach’s RED rally, hosted by Mayor Bob Foster, which will take place in front of the Long Beach Performing Art Center’s Terrace Theatre at 5:30pm that day– World AIDS Day. Beginning at 6:30pm, immediately after the rally, LGB2Network will host a “happy hour” reception at the Sky Room’s Up Lounge, where a holiday campaign seeking donations for the Wells House Hospice Foundation will be launched. Attendees are asked to donate items such as playing cards, board games, DVDs, and other items that can be used by hospice patients, the majority of whom are terminally ill with HIV/AIDS. On Thursday, Dec. 16 at 6pm, the LGB2Network holiday campaign will conclude at the organization’s monthly networking mixer at Sababa Restaurant & Lounge, 6527 E. Pacific Coast Highway. Donated items will be collected and delivered to the Wells House Hospice location at 245 Cherry Ave. “Many of the patients at Wells

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Long Beach theatres are reaching out to audience members to find out what they think about productions on local stages. Researcher Victoria Bryan, an adjunct faculty member in the Liberal Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach, is collaborating with the Long Beach theatre community to investigate why people choose to go to the theatre and whether their experiences match their expectations. “We know that theatre audience numbers are shrinking and, naturally, theatres are concerned about that,”said Bryan. “Talking to people who do attend shows seems like a good place to start, to understand how we can build and sustain future audiences.” Through the end of the year, audience members at each theatre in Long Beach will be asked to complete a questionnaire after they

see a production. All of the information will be analyzed at the end of the study and reported back to theatres, audiences, and Long Beach arts leaders. “This study is very much in line with Create Long Beach, our recently completed 10-year cultural master plan, particularly the plan’s goals that address fostering a collaborative and sustainable environment for cultural organizations of all sizes, and creating an effective communication network to engage the cultural sector and the larger community,” said Craig Watson, executive director of The Arts Council for Long Beach. “I look forward to hearing the audience’s perspective on our diverse theatre community, its strengths and its opportunities to be even more responsive to new and existing audiences.” There are two ways to participate in the study. The survey is available online at surveymonkey.com/s/AudienceSurvey. Anyone who has seen a recent theatre production in Long Beach is encouraged to compete a survey about that production. Paper questionnaires will also be available in theatre lobbies. Participants can complete the questionnaire at the theatre or take it home and mail it to the researcher. “Clearly, without audiences, we don’t have theatre,” said Lauren Morris, managing director of the Long Beach Playhouse, one of the theatres taking part in the study. “They are our partners in creating an exciting theatre community, and we really want to know what they think.” Other participants include all theatre types and sizes, from the 1,074-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center to Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s two spaces in Bixby Knolls; from Cal Rep on board the Queen Mary to The Garage and Found theatres in the downtown Arts District. Musical Theatre West and the Long Beach Playhouse will represent long-time Long Beach theatre institutions, while GO-FAME represents children’s theatre. School theatre programs will include Millikan High School and the Renaissance High School for the Performing Arts. Act Out Mystery Theatre and All American Melodrama and Music Hall are based in the Shoreline Village/Harbor area, and Alive Theatre, which tours to different venues throughout Long Beach, will round out the group of theatres already committed to the project. The survey takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. “I know that’s a lot of time to ask, but audience members’ opinions are important to our theatres,” explained Bryan. “We’re looking for more than just ‘I liked it/I didn’t like it.’”As well as providing Long Beach theatres with feedback to benefit their marketing, outreach, and programming plans, Bryan will write her doctoral dissertation on the findings of the study. “Through this research, I hope to add to the ongoing discussion about the relationship between theatres and their audiences,” she said. “That connection is critical to the future health of our theatres, so we’re going to talk to the people who best understand the audience experience– the audience themselves.” ß


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“Black Friday,” historically the busiest retail shopping day of the year, starts the holiday shopping season and continues through the end of the year. But as the holiday season gets into full swing, some crooks and predators are celebrating their “holiday cheer” with assorted mayhem, misdeeds and misdemeanors. Stay alert. Thieves and predators are on the lookout for body language that conveys vulnerability. Criminals look for easy marks, such as people who are preoccupied with infants or small children, on a cell phone or fumbling with packages. Walk confidently, and be alert when you maneuver through crowded malls and parking areas. Keep your shopping bags in your sight at all times, and don’t burden yourself with too many packages. Don’t be flashy. Displaying large sums of cash is a powerful lure to greedy thieves. Use checks or credit cards whenever possible and never leave your credit card on a store counter or out of your sight. Instead of signing the back of your credit card, write “see ID.” Store clerks should verify ownership of the card before processing it. Keep your purse close. Carry your purse close to your body with the clasp or flap secured and facing toward you. For safety reasons, long straps on shoulder-style bags should never be placed over the head. Never leave your purse on a store counter, or on the floor in a restroom or dressing room. Stay together, shop together. There is safety in numbers, so shopping with friends whenever possible is highly recommended. However, if you are shopping alone, ask mall

security for an escort to or from your car. Report suspicious activity. Report suspicious people or situations to mall or store security. Be aware of unusual movements or anyone who gets too close for comfort. Collect cash with care. Avoid using unfamiliar ATMs when possible. ATM skimmers are devices that are deceivably placed on the ATM by thieves to access your personal information or account. Avoid this trap by using ATM machines inside bank lobbies, under video surveillance, that are less likely to be tampered with. Shield the keyboard as you enter your PIN and keep your card in your possession. Don’t accept help from strangers at the ATM, and, if the machine keeps your card, call your bank immediately. avoid parking lot isolation. Parking lots are targeted locations for the theft of valuables from vehicles, and in some locations, vehicle break-ins are more common during the holiday season. Parking in an isolated area rolls out the welcome mat for criminals, so park near other vehicles or in high pedestrian and vehicle traffic areas. Plan your visit so that you are parked in a well lighted area during hours of darkness. You can also avoid becoming an easy target for theft by storing packages and valuables out of sight in your vehicle or placing them in the trunk. Make sure that your windows are closed and doors are locked before leaving your vehicle. be proactive, be ready. Avoid becoming an easy mark in the parking lot by being aware of noises and movements and having your keys in your hands, ready to open your vehicle. Be sure to look into the vehicle’s front and rear seat before

Rancho to host decorating of evergreens, breakfast with Santa Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Rd., will host “Bringing in the Greens and Breakfast with Santa” Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9am to noon to celebrate the yuletide symbol of using evergreen plants to decorate inside the home. Along with selecting and decorating greens to take home, guests may enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage served from 9am to 11am. The International Peace Choir and the group Resonance will perform favorite holiday carols. The decorated ranch house, trimmed in holly, ivy, evergreens and a large Christmas tree, will be open for tours. Santa will be waiting for visitors in the Green Ramada Tent. The ticket price includes breakfast, all entertainment, and participation in crafts. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children age 3 to 14, $17 for seniors, $20 for Rancho members, $15 for members’ children and grandchildren age 3 to 14, and free for children under 3. Parking is available at California State University, Long Beach, Lot 11.

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Found Theatre getting ‘nutty’ with Somberton Senior residence Presents ‘The nutcracker’ From the folks who put the “fun” in A Dysfunctional Family Xmas comes a brand-new comedy that puts the “nuts” in The Nutcracker. Everybody’s seen the classic, but nobody’s seen it like this. When a young man performing community service decides to put on a production of the world’s most famous ballet in a rest home, things are bound to get a little crazy. The Found Theatre, 599 Long

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14 SiGNal TRibuNe TST3593 notiCe of truStee'S Sale tS no. 10-0098379 title order no. 10-8-383433 investor/insurer no. 1704298993 aPn no. 7215-026-046 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 06/19/2007. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer." notice is hereby given that reContruSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by Martin rodrigueZ, a Married Man aS HiS Sole & SeParate ProPerty, dated 06/19/2007 and recorded 07/03/07, as instrument no. 20071587904, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/27/2010 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: 2751 eaSt Hill Street unit #1, 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 $184,854.73. 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: 11/20/2010 reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. 1800 tapo Canyon rd., Ca6-914-01-94 SiMi valley, Ca 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale information (626) 927-4399 By: trustee's Sale officer reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. any information obtained will be used for that purpose. aSaP# fnMa3798263 11/26/2010, 12/03/2010, 12/10/2010 TST3595 notiCe of truStee'S Sale tS no. 10-0099333 title order no. 10-8-386742 investor/insurer no. 1704157341 aPn no. 7215-008-007 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 06/14/2007. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer." notice is hereby given that reContruSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by Mario r. fong, an unMarried Man, dated 06/14/2007 and recorded 06/21/07, as instrument no. 20071494384, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/27/2010 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: 2257-2259 gaviota avenue, 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 $422,719.22. 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: 11/24/2010 reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. 1800 tapo Canyon rd., Ca6-914-01-94 SiMi valley, Ca 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale information (626) 927-4399 By: trustee's Sale officer reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. any information obtained will be used for that purpose. aSaP# fnMa3801781 11/26/2010, 12/03/2010, 12/10/2010 TST3592 notiCe of truStee'S Sale tS # Ca-10-377080-vf order # 100463057-Ca-gti you are in default under a deed of truSt dated 6/14/2007. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer. a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the deed of trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. BenefiCiary May eleCt to Bid leSS tHan tHe total aMount due. trustor(s): elvin MattHeWS , and Maxine MattHeWS recorded: 6/21/2007 as instrument no. 20071493320 in book xxx, page xxx of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California; date of Sale: 12/16/2010 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: $349,441.27 the purported property address is: 1999 Stanley avenue #11 Signal Hill, Ca 90755 assessors Parcel no. 7216018-046 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. if no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. in the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of america 475 Crosspoint Parkway getzville ny 14068 Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] the mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 . if the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. if the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. the Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's attorney. date:

PubliC NoTiCeS 11/22/2010 Quality loan Service Corp. 2141 5th avenue San diego, Ca 92101 619-645-7711 for non Sale information only Sale line: 714-730-2727 or login to: www.fidelityasap.com reinstatement line: 619-645-7711 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# 3794068 11/26/2010, 12/03/2010, 12/10/2010 TST3594 notiCe of truStee'S Sale tS no. 10-0100151 title order no. 10-8-389304 investor/insurer no. 1699610237 aPn no. 7215-007-048 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 08/09/2005. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer." notice is hereby given that reContruSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by lauralee laPid, a Single WoMan, dated 08/09/2005 and recorded 08/17/05, as instrument no. 05 1975903, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/27/2010 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: 2254 gaviota avenue #29, 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 $336,851.97. 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: 11/24/2010 reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. 1800 tapo Canyon rd., Ca6-914-01-94 SiMi valley, Ca 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale information (626) 927-4399 By: trustee's Sale officer reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. any information obtained will be used for that purpose. aSaP# fnMa3798726 11/26/2010, 12/03/2010, 12/10/2010 TST3582 notiCe of truStee’S Sale t.S. no.: 10-07169 loan no.: 7000008012 a.P.n.: 7148-007-018 you are in default under a deed of truSt dated 9/27/2006. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer. a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a deed of trust described below. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) 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: BarBara a Miller, an unMarried WoMan and MegHan MCMaHon, a Single WoMan duly appointed trustee: atlantic & Pacific foreclosure Services, llC recorded 10/4/2006 as instrument no. 06 2210211 in book , page and rerecorded on —- as —- of official records in the office of the recorder of los angeles County, California, described as follows: as more fully described on said deed of trust. date of Sale: 12/8/2010 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, California amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $644,846.24 (estimated) Street address or other common designation of real property: 3233 CerritoS avenue Signal Hill, Ca 90755 a.P.n.: 7148-007-018 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. if no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this notice of Sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: the mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; and the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. if the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. if the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. the Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s attorney. if you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. tHiS notiCe iS Sent for tHe PurPoSe of ColleCting a deBt. tHiS firM iS atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt on BeHalf of tHe Holder and oWner of tHe note. any inforMation oBtained By or Provided to tHiS firM or tHe Creditor Will Be uSed for tHat PurPoSe. as required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. date: 11/03/2010 atlantic & Pacific foreclosure Services, llC 1610 e. Saint andrew Pl., Suite 150f Santa ana, Ca 92705 automated Sale information: 714-730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com for non-Sale information: 888-313-1969 tai alailima, Manager aSaP# 3803020 11/12/2010, 11/19/2010, 11/26/2010 TS3583 notiCe of truStee’S Sale tS no. 09-0059946 title order no. 09-8-177939 investor/insurer no. 134974906 aPn no. 7216-014-060 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 05/19/2006. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer.” notice is hereby given that reContruSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by KeySHa griffin, a Single WoMan, dated 05/19/2006 and recorded 05/31/06, as instrument no. 06 1183179, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County

recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/10/2010 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: 1936 CHerry ave, 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 $544,213.21. it is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. in addition to cash, the trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’aS iS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed of trust with interest thereon as provided in said note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust. dated: 08/07/2009 reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. 1800 tapo Canyon rd., Ca6-914-01-94 SiMi valley, Ca 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale information (626) 927-4399 By:— trustee’s Sale officer reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. any information obtained will be used for that purpose. aSaP# 3805600 11/12/2010, 11/19/2010, 11/26/2010 TST3581 notiCe of truStee’S Sale tS no. 09-0050769 title order no. 09-8-154679 aPn no. 7211-026-168 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 01/11/2007. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer.” notice is hereby given that reContruSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by nady HeBiSH, a Married Man aS HiS Sole & SeParate ProPerty, dated 01/11/2007 and recorded 01/18/07, as instrument no. 20070096074, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/10/2010 at 1:00PM, at the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, los angeles, Ca 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: 2532 gundry ave, Signal Hill, Ca, 907553522. 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 $1,205,812.90. it is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. in addition to cash, the trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “aS iS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed of trust with interest thereon as provided in said note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust. if required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the notice of trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County recorder’s office. dated: 07/23/2009 reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. 1800 tapo Canyon rd., Ca6-914-01-94 SiMi valley, Ca 93063 Phone/Sale information: (800) 281 8219 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. fei # 1006.118070 11/12, 11/19, 11/26/2010 TST3588 trustee Sale no. 731024Ca loan no. 5303811490 title order no. 090209533-Ca-Mai notiCe of truStee’S Sale you are in default under a deed of truSt dated 07-11-2006. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeedingS againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer. on 12-10-2010 at 10:30 aM, California reConveyanCe CoMPany as the duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 07-18-2006, Book , Page , instrument 06 1574569, of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California, executed by: eduardo e MoraleS, a Married Man aS HiS Sole and SeParate ProPerty, as trustor, Mortgage eleCtroniC regiStration SySteMS, inC.(MerS), (Solely aS noMinee for lender firSt MagnuS finanCial CorPoration, an ariZona CorPoration, and lender'S SuCCeSSorS and aSSignS.), as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the deed of trust. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: tHe front entranCe to tHe PoMona SuPerior CourtS Building, 350 W. MiSSion Boulevard, PoMona, Ca legal description: as more fully described in said deed of trust amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,010,181.01 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2101 ridgevieW terraCe drive Signal Hill, Ca 90755 aPn number: 7217-029-010 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: 11-05-2010 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 HyPerlinK "http://www.fidelityasap.com" 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 ave MailStoP n110612 CHatSWortH, Ca 91311P766797 11/19, 11/26, 12/03/2010 TST3584 notiCe of truStee’S Sale tS no. 09-0050769 title order no. 09-8-154679 aPn no. 7211-026-168 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 01/11/2007. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer.” notice is hereby given that reContruSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by nady HeBiSH, a Married Man aS HiS Sole & SeParate ProPerty, dated 01/11/2007 and recorded 01/18/07, as instrument no. 20070096074, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/10/2010 at 1:00PM, at the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, los angeles, Ca 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: 2532 gundry ave, Signal Hill, Ca, 907553522. 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 $1,205,812.90. it is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. in addition to cash, the trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “aS iS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed of trust with interest thereon as provided in said note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust. if required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the notice of trustee’s Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County recorder’s office. dated: 07/23/2009 reContruSt CoMPany, n.a. 1800 tapo Canyon rd., Ca6-914-01-94 SiMi valley, Ca 93063 Phone/Sale information: (800) 281 8219 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. fei # 1006.118070 11/12, 11/19, 11/26/2010 jjjjjjjjjjjjjjj TST3577 / 20101577553 FICTITIoUS BUSINeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: JariMetia.CoM, 4067 Hardwick St. #290, lakewood, Ca 90712. registrant: MarK del rey, 480 e. Platt St., long Beach, Ca 90805. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Mark del rey. 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 november 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: november 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010. TST3580 / 20101464015 FICTITIoUS BUSINeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: Bed BuddieZ, 809 e. 59th St., long Beach, Ca 908905. registrant: roBert ly, 809 e. 59th St., long Beach, Ca 90805. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: robert ly. the registrant has begun to transact business under the ficti-

NovembeR 26, 2010 tious business name or names listed herein. date started business was october 13, 2010. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on october 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: november 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010. TST3587 / 20101621086 FICTITIoUS BUSINeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: 1. gallery exPo, 2. angel HouSe garden gateS, 3. dMf landSCaPing, 4. ovC, 4321 atlantic ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: orr viSual CoMMuniCationS, inC., 3758 olive ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: douglas C. orr, President. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started business was July 23, 2010. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on november 10, 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: november 12, 19, 26, & december 3, 2010. TST3590 / 20101656066 FICTITIoUS BUSINeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: long BeaCH Boot CaMP, 4645 e. anaheim St., Suite a, long Beach, Ca 90804. registrant: fitneSS tHrougH Motion, inC., 716 Havana ave., long Beach, Ca 90804. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Shannon Paul, Ceo. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started business was September, 2005. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on november 17, 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: november 19, 26, & december 3, 10, 2010. TST3591 / 20101656067 FICTITIoUS BUSINeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following persons are doing business as: dare you Say it, 3749 elm ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: 1. Barry dean BaSiliere, 2. Sally ann BaSiliere, 3749 elm ave., 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: Barry d. Basiliere. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started business was february, 2005. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on november 17, 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: november 19, 26, & december 3, 10, 2010. TST3597 / 20101710001 FICTITIoUS BUSINeSS NAMe STATeMeNT the following person is doing business as: tHe BooKKeePer, 160 Covina ave., long Beach, Ca 90803. registrant: andria Hovatter, 160 Covina ave., long Beach, Ca 90803. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: andria Hovatter. 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 november 24, 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: november 26, & december 3, 10, 17, 2010. TST3596 / 20101710000 STATeMeNT oF ABANDoNMeNT oF USe oF FICTITIoUS BUSINeSS NAMe the following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: tHe BooKKeePer, located at 160 Covina ave., long Beach, Ca 90803 the fictitious business name referred to above was filed on September 28, 2010, original file no. 20101380573, in the County of los angeles. registrant: KiM oniSKo, 160 Covina ave., long Beach, Ca 90803. this business is conducted by: an individual. Signed: Kim onisko. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on november 24, 2010. Pub. the Signal tribune: november 26, & december 3, 10, 17, 2010.


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