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After three years as BKBIA exec director Cohn still optimistic about Bixby Knolls Nick Diamantides

December 17, 2010

Dedication ceremony officially opens Rosie the Riveter Park & Interpretive Center

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Today, Dec. 17, is Blair Cohn’s third anniversary as executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA). He is just as optimistic today as he was his first day on the job. “Retailers all over America are still not doing as good as they were four or five years ago, but things in Bixby Knolls are gradually getting better,” he said. “We just have to keep moving forward and keep doing what we can to make more people aware of the shops and restaurants that are here.” Cohn said he was pleased to see the large crowd that attended the December First Fridays event. “The holiday edition of our First Fridays marked our third year of having the Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony,” he said. “We had a great crowd come out for that. We had people singing Chanukah and Christmas songs, and it was a lot of fun for everyone.” He added that First Fridays steadily grew

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Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association Executive Director Blair Cohn with 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich

throughout 2010, which means the public’s awareness of Bixby Knolls is also growing. “I don’t have a count because it would be too hard to count the people constantly moving on such see BKBIA page 7

After more than three years of planning and fundraising, the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center officially opened last Saturday. About 150 people came to the dedication ceremony in the three-acre park located at the southwest corner of Clark Avenue and Conant Street. Fifth District Long Beach City Councilmember Gerrie Schipske spearheaded efforts to develop the park as a way to memorialize and honor the thousands of women who kept America’s factories going during World War II, especially the women who worked at the Long Beach Douglas Aircraft plant. “Long Beach has a wonderful history, and everybody needs to know that history,” Schipske said, adding that it is very important for everyone to hear the stories of the women who played such a vital role in America’s

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Members of the High-Tide quartet (from left) Maureen Coleman, Kathy Mitchell, Lillian Zellmer and Joyce Spillane

victory in the Second World War. Several federal, state and local elected officials attended the ceremony. Three of them, Congressmember Laura Richardson, State Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal and Long Beach Vice Mayor Suja

Lowenthal, took turns at the podium. Each of them paid tribute to the Rosie the Riveters and noted the importance of remembering their significant role in America’s history. The three offisee RosIes page 9

Christmas tree burning demonstrates need for holiday safety

Long Beach Fire Chief Alan Patalano and Nancy C. Kindelan, CEO of the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross, discuss safety tips for having a tree in the home. Firefighter Steve Yamamoto ignites, then extinguishes, the demonstration fire.

The Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) hosted a Christmas tree burning demonstration at the LBFD Training Center Wednesday morning to show the effects of improper tree care during the holiday season. A makeshift living room was set

up, complete with a decorated tree, wrapped presents, a sofa, an end table, shelves, framed pictures and other holiday decorations. After firefighter Steve Yamamoto placed a small flame under the tree, its branches were consumed by tremendous flames within 15 seconds, and the entire structure was burning shortly thereafter. The

blaze was so massive and the heat so intense, members of the media were taking steps backwards with their camera equipment, but Yamamoto promptly extinguished the fire. Nancy C. Kindelan, CEO of the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Long Beach Fire Chief Alan Patalano discussed

safety tips for having a tree in the home: • Place Christmas trees, candles, and other holiday decorations at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, portable heaters, radiators, heat vents and candles. • Purchase flame-retardant metallic

Photos by Cory Bilicko

or artificial trees. If you purchase a real tree, make sure that it has fresh, green needles that aren’t easily broken. Keep live trees as moist as possible by giving them plenty of water. • Make sure that light strings and other holiday decorations are in good condition. Do not use anything with see sAfety page 16


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Two artists tie for FOSHCA’s ‘People’s Choice’ award Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts (FOSHCA) has announced that Dyana Andersen and Michael Strauss have won the “People’s Choice Award” for Best Artist in its 4th Annual Show & Sell Art Affair. The artists were selected in a tied vote by those attending the art show, and the awards were presented by FOSHCA President Denise Damrow at the Signal Hill City Council meeting on Dec. 7. Both artists were born and raised in Southern California and are residents of Signal Hill. Andersen is a second-time winner of the People’s Choice Award for her fused-glass works. She earned associate in arts degrees in fashion merchandising and interior design from Brooks College and Long Beach City College, respectively. She formed her own company, DyNamic Glass by Dyana, after discovering a dichroic pendant while on vacation in Hawaii. “At the time, I did not know that I was holding my future in my hand,” she said. “But after learning all I could about fused glass, taking classes and building a studio in my Signal Hill home, DyNamic Glass was born.” She creates two lines of fused glass treasures: “In the Home,” which includes flared bowls and platters, square plates, coasters, and more. Her jewelry line includes unique custom designs with spe-

SHPD names Hefte as Officer of the Year The Signal Hill Police Department has selected Senior Police Officer Russ Hefte as the 2010 Officer of the Year. Hefte was hired as a police recruit in 2003 and selected as Employee of the Quarter during the third quarter of 2004. He was assigned to the detective bureau in 2009 and was also selected as senior police officer during the same year. In 2010, Hefte was assigned as a patrol senior police officer. Hefte’s ancillary duties have included serving as an instructor in “less than lethal” weapons and taser, AED Coordinator, Citizen’s Police Academy Instructor, Field Training Officer and a member of the Building Committee for the new police station. “Senior Officer Hefte has led by example in all facets of our profession,” said Interim Police Chief Roy Campos. “Russ treats people with respect, has an exemplary work ethic, and has been an outstanding representative of the Signal Hill Police Department.” ß

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Dyana Andersen and Michael Strauss

cialty cut fused glass, sterling silver, silver plated, and 14kt gold-filled components. To see Andersen’s art, go to flickr.com/photos/dynamicglass or facebook.com/DynamicGlassByDyana. Strauss has an avid passion for art and creating, which can be traced back to when he was a young boy attending elementary school, where he naturally excelled in art classes. While maturing as a young artist and craftsman, he attended several creative schools and workshops, including Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Ventura College, Los Angeles Mission College, and Los Angeles Pierce

College. Strauss continues to study a wide range of artistic disciplines such as oil and acrylic painting, pen and ink, charcoal and pastel drawing, sculpture and photography. He loves to craft just about anything he can get his creative hands on and is eager to share his talent with others. For the last 25 years, he has worked in the toy industry as a master model maker, building sculpted mechanical working prototypes created from various raw materials. His creative works have been featured in several shows and exhibits in the Ventura and Los Angeles areas, and his paintings, sculptures and photography have won numerous awards. Visit mstraussstudios.com. FOSHCA’s Show & Sell Art Affair is an annual event which takes place on the second Saturday in October, designed to highlight the works of talented artists and crafters “on the Hill” and from surrounding communities who compete for the opportunity to show and sell a mix of artistic works. For more information and an application to participate in the show, contact FOSHCA at FOSHCA@verizon.net or (562) 989-7370. ß

lIFE IMITATES ART What An art exhibit featuring photography by Nancy Weber Who Photographer Nancy Weber When From December 2010 through February 2011 Where The Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave. More Info Call (562) 570-7500. GIVE BACK What Inaugural 6th District Tree Lighting Ceremony & “Holidays Around the World” event Who 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews, City of Long Beach DHHS Weed & Seed Program, South Wrigley Neighborhood Advisory Group, Central Neighborhood Advisory Committee, Queens Historical Society When Friday, Dec. 17 from 3:30pm to 6pm Where In the Peace Garden, located at DHHS Central Facilities Center, 1133 Rhea St. Long Beach, at Martin Luther King Park Why To take a passport around the world in the Peace Garden and learn about the holiday histories of Chanukah, Las Posadas, and Kwanzaa More Info There will be photos with Santa and tree decorating. Light refreshments, including hot chocolate & cookies, will be served. Call (562) 570-6816 or (562) 477-8052 or email peacegardenlb@gmail.com. A NIGHT To REMEMBER What Signal Hill Historical Society Christmas party Who Hosted by Signal Hill Historical Society with guest performer Wilson High School Choir When Friday, Dec. 17 at 6:30pm Where Signal Hill Community Center, 1780 E. Hill Street (behind the Signal Hill Library) Why To enjoy a Mexican food buffet, drawing for gifts, Christmas music and karaoke, and more holiday fun. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food and an unwrapped toy for donation to charity. More Info Cost is $20 per person. RSVP to (562) 544-6003. Ho! Ho! Ho! oN RETRo RoW What Annual 4th Street holiday open house Who 4th Street Business Association When Until 9pm on Friday, Dec. 17 Where Along Junipero and Cherry avenues, on 4th Street More Info The 36-plus shops along 4th Street will offer swingin’ specials, stiff cocktails, and finger-snappin’ tunes. Come casual or doll up 2010-style to shop for gifts for friends & family– and do it all supporting local, independent merchants selling new and vintage clothing, furniture and accessories, as well as offerings in art. There are two wine bars, two coffee shops, restaurants and a bookstore. ADoPT A WETlAND What Adopt A Wetland Cleanup Who Hosted by El Dorado Nature Center and Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine When Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10am to noon Where Golden Shore Marine Reserve, Golden Shore Ave. South of Shoreline Dr. Why To learn about fragile wetland habitats, how to protect them, and how to help keep them clean and habitable for native wildlife More Info The cleanup takes place every third Saturday of the month from 10am to noon at Golden Shore Marine Reserve. Bags and gloves are provided by the Nature Center. Call (562) 570-4876. SKATEBoARDING IS NoT A CRIME What New Silverado Park Skate Spot Opening Ceremony Who 7th District City Councilmember James Johnson and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine When Saturday, Dec. 18 at 11am Where Silverado Park is located at 1545 W. 31st St. Why “The new skate spot will provide enhanced recreational opportunities for our youth in order to stay healthy and provide a safe place to enjoy their sport,” said 7th District Councilmember James Johnson. GAIlY THEY RING WHIlE PEoPlE SING What The Friends of Music at California Heights United Methodist Church’s presentation of the cantata The Winter Rose by Joseph M. Martin Who Performed by the Chancel Choir, Fire Within Us, and the Chancel Orchestra, as well as the Carillon Handbell Choir When Sunday, Dec. 19 at 4pm Where 3759 Orange Ave. More Info Visit calheightsumc.org or call (562) 595-1996. Free-will offering. Child care provided. HIKING FoR THE HolIDAYS What Holiday Hike Who Hosted by the El Dorado Nature Center When Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30pm Where The El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring Street Why To enjoy an energizing walk on the El Dorado Nature Center trails and learn about the flora, fauna and history More Info Cost is $3 per person. Call (562) 570-4876.

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CARolS, CANDlES, & CoMMUNIoN What Two Christmas Eve mass services Who California Heights United Methodist Church When Dec. 24 at 7pm and 11pm Where California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave. More Info Call (562) 595-1996 or visit calheightsumc.org.


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‘Twas parade night on Daisy and all through the Lane the weather was toasty, not a smidgen of rain. The entries were lined end to end in the street hoping to find lots of people to greet. The kids were all snuggled beside Mom and Dad or Auntie and Uncle, everybody was glad. Some folks were in shorts while others wore gloves, on sidewalks they waited while stars shone above. The moment at last was finally arriving– the bands started playing, the cars were all driving. Cheerleaders were prancing, police cars were flashing. The parade staff watched over while running and dashing.

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Children laughing, people passing Thanks to all who helped put together a fantastic Daisy Lane Parade Saturday. Volunteers from the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Association, the Wrigley Association and throughout the neighborhood came together to organize the event, with a recent record of over 80 entries and one of the highest attendance numbers in years. The parade brought people from all over Long Beach to celebrate the season together, regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic status. And that is what the holiday spirit is all about. James Johnson Councilmember 7th District long Beach

The councilman Johnson, James is his first name, his first year in office, politics is his game. With Daisy his district, the parade on his mind, he pondered and wondered how he’d ever find the luck to enlist volunteers by the score but there they were helping, couldn’t ask for much more. It wasn’t by magic, it wasn’t a spell, ‘twas the Mother of Daisy, sweet Maria Norvel. Her Wrigley group helpers were there for the night to make sure the people were filled with delight. The years of caretaking the lane from her heart takes plenty of planning and a gal who’s quite smart. There were others who rode in the Lane late that eve: politicians galore and my husband Steve. Elected officials were there all decked out, waving and yelling with a laugh and a shout.

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Dee Andrews was there, and his ride was quite fancy. Mayor Foster rode proudly with his lovely wife Nancy. Lowenthal, I mean Bonnie, rode right down the middle looked festive and perky and fit as a fiddle. Garcia, Neal, Johnson in transports quite loud their firetrucks revved as they waved to the crowd. Don Knabe and wife Julie were dressed to the nines, they were sparkling as much as Rudolph’s nose shines. Furutani, Mendoza and others in step that’s right, I saw Laura– from our House of Rep. The best part was watching those standing nearby with babes in their arms, some with tears in their eyes. You could tell that the effort creating the show could not have been sweeter, unless there’d been snow. So all those in charge can be pleased with themselves I’m sure Santa thinks they are good little elves.

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I applaud The Signal for the excellent and balanced coverage that is continually provided for those of us who rely on your publication as our main source of media coverage of city news and local events. Kudos to Nick Diamantides, who is a professional journalist who tells the story honestly and thoroughly. I know there aren’t enough pages to cover everything and print every word of what is said, such as city council meetings. For those of us without the local cable connection, I would ask that you remind readers that they can view the entire meeting on the city’s website. I think that is particularly important when issues come up that are contentious and both sides need to be heard in entirety for each of us to form our opinions, especially when this may become an issue in policy as well as election campaigns. Keep up the good work. louise Cunningham Signal Hill

The twinkling lights on a night oh so clear made everyone happy their loved ones were near. As the men, kids and ladies put on a great show with dancing and singing, the momentum did grow.

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With cars, trucks, bands, horses and a boat that I saw and carolers singing “oh, fa la la la,” ‘Twas now time for ending and all to depart– oh, wait, we’re forgetting our favorite part. We listened and heard “Ho ho ho” and gave pause, Hurray! He was here– it was dear Santa Claus. On firetruck red, with his reindeer quite near, he wished “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” Written with love by Neena Strichart

many thanks The Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce hosted a holiday party for their members and friends at Delius Restaurant the evening of Dec. 6. We wanted to send out a special thank you to owners Louise and Dave Solzman and manager Fred Escarcega for hosting such a wonderful event for us. The food was extraordinary, and the service absolutely attentive. Bartender Ed created a signature cocktail for us– the Signal Hill Snowdrift– a most tasty concoction. We were entertained by the very talented harpist Stephanie Osborne throughout the evening. The Wilson High School Choir, under the direction of Curtis Heard, brought the holiday season to a quick beginning with their wonderful holiday music. They are truly a talented group of young people. During the evening, the Chamber collected toys for the girls and boys of Signal Hill’s Las Brisas community, and we were successful in donating piles and piles of gifts into the hands of Las Brisas representatives Ana Cortes and Ana Tello. Most individuals attending brought a toy for the event, and we thank them for their participation. We are especially thankful to our corporate sponsors who donated very generous amounts of gifts, and we would like to specifically thank Willow Urgent Care, AAA Calvert Heating & Electrical, Dynamic Designworks Inc, and Jim Mills Winkler from Waddell & Reed. Their generosity will make a truly spectacular holiday for many children. Also on hand donating their services was Pics 4 My Party. They hosted a picture-taking event for all guests wanting to take a commemorative photo of the evening home with them. We would also like to recognize and thank our raffle sponsors: The Signal Tribune, Musical Theater West, Signal Hill Petroleum, Hof’s Hut & Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ, No Limits Sports and Fitness Academy, AAA Calvert Heating & Electrical and The Undershirt Inc. Personally, I would like to thank Lauren Carroll of Willow Urgent Care, Amanda Barto of Signal Hill Petroleum, attorney Denise Damrow, Alisha Lopez, No Limits Sports and Fitness Academy for their efforts in putting this event together. We all had a fantastic evening and invite other businesses and members of the community to join the great group of people in The Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce. Shari Blackwell President Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce


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Foster’s ‘State of the City’ After Ohio and wisconsin bow out, California to next month to change venues get $624 million for its high-speed rail projects Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster will deliver the 2011 “State of the City” at 7pm on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at the Center Theater/ Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. All Long Beach residents are invited to attend for free but must reserve a ticket for admission. “I’m delighted to invite the Long Beach community to the 2011 State of the City at the Center Theater,” said Foster. “The State of the City has been an opportunity for our city’s residents and community leaders to join together to reflect on the past and look forward to the future of Long Beach.” This will be the Mayor’s fifth State of the City. Attendees can reserve tickets by calling (562) 570-5089 or through MayorBobFoster.com. Two tickets may be reserved per address. Residents are encouraged to reserve their tickets as soon as possible, as there is a limited number of seats in the Cen-

ter Theater. The Center Theater’s capacity is smaller than last year’s venue, The Terrace Theater. ß

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Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, seen here at the Jan. 12, 2010 “State of the City” address

Since newly elected governors in Ohio and Wisconsin expressed opposition to construction of high-speed railroads in their states, the US Department of Transportation announced last week that it will redirect $1.195 billion in federal stimulus funds set aside for high speed rail from Wisconsin and Ohio and provide it to states that are more willing to develop railway systems. As a result, California, which is expected to begin construction on its high-speed rail system in 2012, will collect an additional $624 million, the largest amount compared to the 14 other states that are moving forward with high-speed rail projects. Congressmember Laura Richardson (D–37), who is founder and cochair of the California High Speed Rail Caucus, spearheaded a letter signed by 22 members of Congress urging the redistribution of funds to California after Wisconsin and Ohio

altered their rail plans. “After several states announced their intention to cancel their highspeed rail plans, I recognized this as an opportunity to concentrate our federal investment in a state that is both an ideal location for high-speed rail, has demonstrated its readiness by committing substantial state funds, and is eager to implement a high-speed rail system,” Richardson said. “This is a further indication that our California project is on the right track and will

create tens of thousands of jobs for our state. We are well on our way to constructing a high-speed rail system that will provide greater transportation mobility, increase intermodal connections, decrease congestion, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, while serving as a catalyst for smart-growth development at stations.” California’s project has received the most federal funding of any state in the nation, totaling more than $3.2 billion. ß

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3.14 percent in Sheriff’s patrol areas countywide, compared to last year at this time. These numbers combine to show a 2.79 percent decrease in overall Part I crimes. Sheriff’s stations experiencing the most significant decreases in overall violent crimes (Part I) over the same period last year included Walnut Station at 22.8 percent, Industry Station at 23.16 percent, Marina del Rey Station at 22.9 percent and Altadena Station at 18.8 percent. More than 100 pages of details showing reported crime statistics for the unincorporated communities and 42 contract cities policed by the can be found at lasd.org. ß

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The melodrama The Plight Before Christmas gives the audience a chance to boo the villain and cheer the hero. Top: Wendy Braun, Jane Nunn, Peter J. Rounds, Mitchell Nunn, Nathan Stanton, Travis Denley and Jessica Luna. Bottom: Lahela Garner and Elizabeth Hayes

The Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., is presenting the family-friendly classic melodrama The Plight Before Christmas now through Sunday, Dec. 26. Ebeneezer Humbug is about to “raise the dickens” by foreclosing on everyone in town and forcing Felicity Fuzziwig to marry him– much to the dismay of his clerk, Bob Scratchit. “Boo the villain! Cheer the hero! Sigh for the lovely heroine. Good

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triumphs over evil,” says director Dale Jones. “This is theatre stripped to the basic emotions of love, hate, fear, anger, remorse and revenge.” On Thursday, Dec. 23, $8 children/student tickets will be available with each paid adult or senior ticket, valid for kids in kindergarten through high school. Regular ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $12 for students. Tickets are available at lbplayhouse.org or by calling (562) 494-1014, option 1. ß


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WHO NEEDS GLASSES? Celebrating over 80 Years of 3D entertainment. The Plight Before Christmas A family-friendly melodrama adapted by Fred Cusick & Diane Moore

december 4 - december 26 now playing thursdays – THIS SHOW ONLY! The lieutenant of Inishmore A dark comedy by Martin McDonagh

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The Long Beach Ballet is presenting the 28th anniversary of its production of The Nutcracker, Southern California’s only performance of the Tchaikovsky classic that features a full symphony orchestra. The Nutcracker will be presented at the Long Beach Terrace Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2pm and 7:30pm and on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 2pm. For ticket information, call (877) 8523177 or visit longbeachballet.com/nutcracker.html.

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a long stretch of Atlantic Avenue,” he said. “But just visibly, everyone can see that more people are coming to it every month.” The event features live music and displays of paintings, sculptures and crafts, special menu items and various fun activities for adults as well as children. First Fridays began several years ago, but the BKBIA became its primary sponsor after Cohn was appointed executive director. He explained that in addition to giving locals a chance to step out and socialize, the event helps people discover the shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in the area. Cohn said he is constantly looking for ways to introduce the public to existing businesses and publicize the opening of new ones. “We recently had the grand-opening party for the new restaurant, Suba, at 3550 Long Beach Boulevard,” he said. “It’s a sushi and tapas lounge, and we had a good turnout for that.” (Tapas are Spanish appetizers.) Last night, (Thursday, Dec. 16) the BIA had its annual community holiday party at the Petroleum Club and, during the month of December, the BKBIA conducted its regular supper club and literary society meetings and its weekly Bixby Knolls Strollers walks. “The big things for us are the ongoing projects with the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA),” Cohn said. “They have given us money to help property owners and business owners speed up improvements to their facilities.” He explained that the RDA has promised the BKBIA $168,000 to spend on façade improvements, new signage and landscape improvements, and special advertising during this fiscal year. “So we’ve already paid for the freeway signs that CALTRANS is manufacturing,” he said. “It’s a slow process, but by February we will have nine signs that will say ‘Bixby Knolls Next Two Exits’ before the Atlantic and Long Beach Boulevard exits on the 405 Freeway.” Cohn said he is also glad to see the new Fresh & Easy Market that is now under construction at Atlantic Avenue and 33rd Street. He explained that the project is a good indication that large corporations are expecting the economy to improve and it’s also an expression of confidence in Bixby Knolls as a good location for retail businesses. Meanwhile, landscape-, hardscapeand façade-improvement projects keep sprouting up all over Bixby Knolls. “We have our fourth big Boy Scout project at Don and Harold’s Automotive on 500 East Wardlow,” Cohn said. “The scouts will install an ADA-accessible ramp and walkway so that people will not have to ride their wheelchair on

the street. There are also more tree plantings, building paintings and installations of new signs in several places in Bixby Knolls.” He explained that blade signs that protrude from buildings over the sidewalk will soon be installed so that pedestrians can more easily identify the businesses they are approaching. “We are also mulling over some ideas for another event to bring more shoppers to Bixby Knolls,” Cohn noted. “It’s still too early to talk about what shape that event might take, but we are thinking about things that are being done in other cities and states and trying to decide how we can tweak them so that they will work here.” Meanwhile, every week Cohn and his staff are walking and driving the district with a camera and note pad, making a list of what needs to be done. “One project we hope to start soon is to paint the addresses and maybe the names of businesses on the back of the buildings,” Cohn said. “That will help the police as well as customers identify the building from the back.” He acknowledged that several businesses have closed in Bixby Knolls during 2010. “But that’s not unique to Bixby Knolls. Long Beach as a whole has this issue,” he said. “We have to be business-friendly from start to finish, and we have to give businesses incentives.” For 2011, Cohn said he plans to keep the momentum going with more improvements, more meetings and more events to draw new shoppers to Bixby Knolls. “We cannot slow down,” he explained. “We have to stay optimistic, we have to keep looking good, we have to support the businesses that are here, and we have to attract new businesses to our area.” Noting that the economy is still weak, Cohn acknowledges that Bixby Knolls businesses are facing major challenges, but he insists that things are getting better and the BKBIA is committed to helping all businesses in the area improve their profitability. “We won’t be satisfied until Bixby Knolls is absolutely thriving,” he said. ß

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California Secretary of State’s certification of election reveals highest turnout in five gubernatorial races in five gubernatorial elections,” said Secretary Bowen, the state’s chief elections officer. “I applaud the work of each county elections official and the more than 100,000 elections workers and volunteers who helped to make voting as easy as possible for every eligible Californian.” Four years ago, 56.2 percent of registered voters participated in the gubernatorial election. In 2002, voter turnout for the gubernatorial election was 50.6 percent, while 57.6 percent of registered voters turned out in the 1998 gubernatorial election. In 1994, voter turnout was 60.5 percent when Governor Pete Wilson defeated State Treasurer Kathleen Brown. Ballots cast by mail comprised 48.4 percent of the total votes cast in last month’s general election. During the last gubernatorial election in

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen has certified the results of the November 2 General Election, showing that 59.6 percent of California voters participated. After each statewide election, county elections officials must complete their official canvasses by ensuring every eligible ballot is counted accurately within 28 days, and send certified results to the Secretary of State 31 days after Election Day. The Secretary of State then has seven days to review the material, compile the 58 sets of data, and clear up any reporting discrepancies before certifying the complete statewide results on the 38th day after the election. “The race for governor and some controversial propositions drew the highest number of people to the polls

(77.6 percent). Turnout was the lowest in Imperial (49.8 percent), Merced (50.9 percent) and Fresno (52.2 percent) counties. With each gubernatorial election comes a change in the signature threshold to qualify an initiative or referendum for a statewide ballot. Proponents for an initiative statute or referendum in the next four years must collect petition signatures of 504,775 registered voters– the number equal to five percent of the total votes cast for governor on November 2, 2010. Proponents for a constitutional amendment in the next four years must collect signatures of 807,639 registered voters– the number equal to eight percent of the total votes cast for governor on November 2, 2010. The certified election results,

2006, 41.6 percent of all participating voters cast ballots by mail. The counties with the most vote-by-mail voters as a percentage of total turnout were Mendocino (79.4 percent), Nevada (73.9 percent) and El Dorado (70.5 percent). In Alpine and Sierra counties, all voters cast ballots by mail. “Vote-by-mail voting has steadily increased in popularity over the last 32 years since the law was changed to allow any registered voter to vote by mail,” added Bowen. “More and more California voters turn to their mailbox for the convenience of voting by mail.” For the November 2, 2010, election counties with the highest voter turnout as a percentage of registered voters were Sierra (81.9 percent), Nevada (80.8 percent) and Amador

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cials also thanked Schipske for her hard work in developing the interactive memorial in the park. Until four years ago, the park was named Douglas Park because it is located just steps away from where thousands of airplanes were manufactured at the Douglas Aircraft plant. About 20 years after the war ended, Douglas Aircraft merged with the McDonnell Corporation to become the McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Later, that corporation was purchased by the Boeing Company, which announced plans to develop a commercial center named “Douglas Park” near the corner of Lakewood Boulevard and Carson Street. Therefore, a new name was needed for the small city park with the same name. In 2007, at Schipske’s request, the City Council unanimously voted to change the park’s name to Rosie the Riveter Park. Soon thereafter, Schipske started the Rosie the Riveter Foundation, a nonprofit organization specifically established to raise funds for the park and its exhibits. “All of us who are public officials are exquisitely sensitive about public resources and the fact that we do not have the revenue that cities once had,” Schipske said, stressing that the City’s General Fund did not pay for the interpretive center’s design and development. Money for those projects came from grants and donations. “We set out to come up with a design that would allow people to see the history in different forms,” she said. “When you start on this walking path, you will see on the pavers a historical timeline.” She explained that that timeline, which also includes plaques on trees and light posts, outlines how Douglas Aircraft came to Long Beach and other events pertinent to the war and aircraft production. Schipske added that even the park’s lights were not purchased but taken there after being removed from a North Long Beach parking lot. She added that grant money is also being used to

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Douglas Park officially became Rosie the Riveter Park in 2007

install bike racks in the park. The Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association (LBNMHA) gave the Rosie the Riveter Foundation approximately $49,000 for the interpretive center’s development. “We are grateful that we could issue them the grant,” said Laura Brasser, LBNMHA president. “This park is dedicated to those who have served as well as renewing our interest in the aircraft manufacturing industry, which is such an important part of the history of our city.” She added that LBNMHA looks for projects that have meaning for the city and, when possible, provides grants for those projects. In addition to the plaques and pavers, the park provides a cell phone audio tour. Park visitors can dial phone numbers on various signs and hear directly about Rosies who worked at the Douglas plant or enjoy music from the 1940s. The park dedication ceremony included the raising of flags by the Millikan High School

JROTC and a wreath-laying provided by Wreaths Across America, a national organization that places Christmas wreaths on every gravesite at the Arlington National Cemetery and 450 other locations. Representatives of the organization laid seven wreaths near the park’s compass rose. The wreaths honor the members of the five branches of America’s military and the Merchant Marines. One wreath was for prisoners of war and those who are still considered missing in action. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the High Tide Quartet– a woman’s vocal group– led the audience in singing “God Bless America.” “Now I ask you to enjoy the park, call on your cell phone and take a listen,” Schipske told the audience. Afterwards, some of the women who had worked at Douglas in the early 1940s expressed their gratitude. “I love this park, and all of us Rosies feel very honored that Gerrie Schipske and the City have dedicated this park to us,” said Ceci Julian, who began working at the Long

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Beach Douglas plant when she was just 18. ”It was very difficult working in the factory in Long Beach,” she added. “It was a man’s world, and at first they didn’t even have women’s bathrooms in the building where I worked.” Another Rosie, Stefanian Efflandt, had a different perspective. “It was wonderful. We were just like a big family,” she said. “I love this park, and I am glad we were recognized.” Vinita Rash, who was also a Douglas Rosie in the early 1940s, had come to Long Beach on vacation from a small town in Arkansas. “I was just stricken by the wave of patriotism,” she said, explaining that she went to work for Douglas because she wanted to contribute something to the war effort. “We helped make the B-17s,” she said. “I am glad the City dedicated this park to what we all did during the war years.” -----------------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION lbrosie.com

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Fifth District Long Beach City Councilmember Gerrie Schipske and US Rep. Laura Richardson at last Saturday’s official opening of the Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center


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abrams & Clark pharmacy has been serving the local community for more than 70 years, and John sykora has been the owner/operator/pharmacist for over 30 years. The community pharmacy has enjoyed doing business in Long Beach throughout the years but has decided it’s time to extend its business to the online community. it now offers a number of services and products at abramsandclark.com, including daily living aids, bathroom safety, incontinent products and urologicals, compression stockings & garments, orthopedic supplies, cervical pillows & support, mobility aids, wound care & ostomy, and diagnostics. abrams & Clark has learned a lot over the years about how to take care of people who need extra care, and the pharmacy has become known in the community as the place where people can find those hard-to-get items at a fair price. The pharmacy also offers a medication-safety and cost-effectiveness pro-

gram, which is free to patients who sign up; the pharmacist will assess the patient’s medications to ensure appropriate therapy and optimal cost savings. Medications can also be organized so that patients are able to pick up their prescriptions on the same day each month. Other offerings include: annual tax reports, compounding, probiotic drugs, blister packing of drugs, monthly reports for conservators, refill reminder calls, drug monographs for

prescriptions, flu vaccine and delivery or ups to patient’s door. abrams & Clark is a member of the american pharmaceutical society of California, the California pharmacist association and the national Community pharmacists association. abrams & Clark pharmacy, located at 3841 atlantic avenue in Bixby Knolls, is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 6pm. Call (562) 427-7901 for information.

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Cecil & Reed is a full-service clothing manufacturer with design, sewing, alteration, tailoring, embroidery and retail services all offered in a single location in Signal Hill. They perform custom work for individuals and businesses. Currently they have the Mododoc (men’s and women’s) and Ragdoll & Rockets (girls) clothing lines for sale at wholesale prices. Cecil & Reed is involved in the design process of these lines as well as everything that is for sale in their shop (excluding furniture). Cecil & Reed offers expert alterations and tailoring for any type of garment. In addition to tailoring, they do custom embroidery. If it can be stitched, Cecil & Reed can make it for you. If you need it repaired, they can handle that as well. Their motto is, “We fix anything with stitches.” Before you throw it away, let Cecil & Reed see if they can repair it for you. They have made pillows and Halloween costumes and even repaired dog collars.

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Jim Gamble Productions and Friends of Bixby Park will present a puppet and marionette show entitled Santa’s Workshop at 11am on Sunday, Dec. 19 at Bixby Park Recreation Center, at the corner of 1st Street and Cherry Avenue, which will be transformed into a “winter wonderland” for one performance. Santa’s Workshop features Jim Gamble puppets, known for unique productions with classical music themes, elaborate handcrafted puppets and imaginative storytelling. Tickets are $5 each. Proceeds will benefit Bixby Park preservation. Holiday treats and refreshments will be available. -------------------------------------MORE INFORMATION (562) 983-8139

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PuBlIC nOTICeS TST3616 notiCe of truStee'S Sale tS no. 100115994 title order no. 10-8-428055 investor/insurer no. 1704726869 aPn no. 7214009-038 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 08/10/2007. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer." notice is hereby given that reContruSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by Myrna SagiSi SanCHeZ, a Married WoMan aS Her Sole and SeParate ProPerty, dated 08/10/2007 and recorded 09/13/07, as instrument no. 20072116098, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/14/2011 at 10:30aM, at the West side of the los angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, Ca 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced deed of trust. the street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2502 eaSt WilloW 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 $330,454.84. 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: 12/17/2010 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# fnMa3830382 12/17/2010, 12/24/2010, 12/31/2010

TST3612 notiCe of truStee'S Sale t.S. no.: 10-07620 loan no.: 7000028920 a.P.n.: 7148-001-029 you are in default under a deed of truSt dated 9/12/2005. 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 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: JeSuS loPeZ, a Single Man duly appointed trustee: atlantic & Pacific foreclosure Services, llC recorded 9/22/2005 as instrument no. 05 2289776 in book , page and rerecorded on --- as --- of official records in the office of the recorder of los angeles County, California, described as follows: lot 22, BloCK 1 of traCt 4143, in tHe City of Signal Hill, County of loS angeleS, State of California, aS Per MaP reCorded in BooK 117, Page(S) 69 and 70, of MaPS, in tHe offiCe of tHe County reCorder of Said County date of Sale: 1/5/2011 at 10:30 aM Place of Sale: at the west side of the los angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, California amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $536,308.87 (estimated) Street address or other common designation of real property: 3309 leWiS avenue Signal Hill, Ca 90755 a.P.n.: 7148-001-029 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)


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eaSt WilloW Street #202 Signal Hill, California 90755-0000 aPn #: 7214-009-194 the total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $363,703.00, which includes the total amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. 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 or 2923.55. date: 12/3/2010 etS Services, llC 2255 north ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California 915043120 Sale line: 714-730-2727 Christine gomezSchwab, truStee Sale offiCer aSaP# fnMa3828818 12/10/2010, 12/17/2010, 12/24/2010 TST3603 notiCe of truStee'S Sale trustee Sale no. : 20100134004089 title order no.: 100510847 fHa/va/PMi no.: you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 08/26/2005. 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. ndex WeSt, llC, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded on 09/08/2005 as instrument no. 05 2159875 of official records in the office of the County recorder of loS angeleS County, State of California. exeCuted By: feStuS oZaKWue, Will Sell at PuBliC auCtion to HigHeSt Bidder for CaSH, CaSHier'S CHeCK/CaSH eQuivalent or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the united States). date of Sale: 12/23/2010 tiMe of Sale: 10:30 aM PlaCe of Sale: at tHe WeSt Side of tHe loS angeleS County CourtHouSe, direCtly faCing norWalK Blvd., 12720 norWalK Blvd., norWalK, Ca. Street addreSS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2350 leWiS avenue # a, B, C, &, d, Signal Hill, California 90755 aPn#: 7211-021025 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any , shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said deed of trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said deed of trust, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of trust. the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses

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and advances at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale is $747,535.29. the beneficiary under said deed of trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of default and demand for Sale, and a written notice of default and election to Sell. the undersigned caused said notice of default and election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. for truStee Sale inforMation PleaSe Call: agenCy SaleS & PoSting 3210 el CaMino real, Suite 200 irvine, Ca 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com ndex West, l.l.C. as trustee dated: 11/28/2010 ndex West, l.l.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 addison, texas 75001-9013 telephone: (866) 795-1852 telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ndex West, l.l.C. May Be aCting aS a deBt ColleCtor atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt. any inforMation oBtained Will Be uSed for tHat PurPoSe. aSaP# 3815851 12/03/2010, 12/10/2010, 12/17/2010 TST3602 notiCe of truStee'S Sale tS #: Ca-10383744-vf order #: 564904 you are in default under a deed of truSt dated 3/22/2007. 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): Juan M figueroa, and Silvia figueroa, HuSBand and Wife aS Joint tenantS recorded: 3/30/2007 as instrument no. 20070750585 in book xxx, page xxx of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California; date of Sale: 1/3/2011 at 10:30 aM Place of Sale: at the West side of the los angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, Ca 90650 amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $592,534.94 the purported property address is: 11101110 1/2 eaSt 23rd Street Signal Hill, Ca 90755 assessor's Parcel no. 7211-018-032 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

Call Sam: 877-444-5211 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: Quality loan Service Corp. 2141 5th avenue San diego, Ca 92101 619-645-7711 for non Sale information only Sale line: 714-730-2727 or login to: www.fidelityasap.com reinstatement line: 619-6457711 Quality loan Service, Corp. if you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. tHiS notiCe iS Sent for tHe PurPoSe of ColleCting a deBt. tHiS firM iS atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt on BeHalf of tHe Holder and oWner of tHe note. any inforMation oBtained By or Provided to tHiS firM or tHe Creditor Will Be uSed for tHat PurPoSe. as required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. aSaP# 3809638 12/03/2010, 12/10/2010, 12/17/2010 TST3605 notiCe of truStee’S Sale tS no. 10-0104284 title order no. 10-8-400416 aPn no. 7214-017-129 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 03/18/2004. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer.” notice is hereby given that reContruSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by roBert W CollinS, and Maylene J CollinS, HuSBand and Wife, dated 03/18/2004 and recorded 03/19/04, as instrument no. 04 0655257, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/03/2011 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: 2239 WeStWind Way, 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 $989,086.03. 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: 12/01/2010 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 # 1006.120098 12/03, 12/10, 12/17/2010 TST3604 notiCe of truStee’S Sale tS no. 10-0101834 title order no. 10-8-392824 aPn no. 7148-018-031 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 12/01/2006. 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 Jeffrey M green, and Joan e green, HuSBand and Wife aS Joint tenantS, dated 12/01/2006 and recorded 12/11/06, as instrument no. 06 2737463, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/03/2011 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: 3349 fal-


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