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Miller Children’s Hospital delivers first baby of 2011

January 7, 2011

Crime down in Long Beach, murder rate lowest since ’71 Steven Piper Staff Writer

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Jeanette Carter and Keith Norris admire their newborn baby, Isabel, born Jan. 1, 2011 at 12:01am at the MemorialCare Center for Women at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. Isabel is the greater Long Beach area’s first baby of 2011. After about 16 hours of labor, inches long and 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Isabel Kaylin Norris was delivered at She is not only the first baby of 2011, the MemorialCare Center for but the parent’s first baby as well. Women at Miller Children’s Hospital Isabel was welcomed into the world Long Beach at 12:01am Jan. 1, mak- by her mom, dad and grandparents. ing her the greater Long Beach “She’s number one. Her birthday area’s first baby of 2011. Isabel was is all ones including the time she was born to parents Jeanette Carter and born– 1/1/11 at 12:01,” said Carter. Keith Norris. “It’s amazing and exciting to have Isabel came into the world at 20.5 the first baby of 2011.” ß

Signal Hill approves plans to open In-N-Out drive-thru CJ Dablo Staff Writer

In-N-Out is closer to offering their famous “double-double” hamburgers to Signal Hill residents. The City’s councilmembers voted on Tuesday, Jan. 4 to issue a conditional use permit to allow operation of a new In-N-Out fast-food restaurant at the Signal Hill Gateway retail center. “We are very, very excited about this one,” said Signal Hill Mayor Ed Wilson. “It’s been long and coming.”

The 24-hour restaurant will occupy about 3,654 sq. feet near the corner of Spring Street and Olive Avenue. The drive-thru will feature a queuing capacity of 13 cars, and the adjacent Home Depot parking lot will offer additional parking. City documents estimate that the restaurant will generate approximately $25,000 to $30,000 in annual sales-tax revenue. According to Scott Charney, direcsee In-n-Out page 6

In the film Gone in 60 seconds, which was coincidentally filmed in Long Beach, Nicholas Cage’s character is a grand-theft-auto master, committing crimes left and right. In reality, crime in the City by the Sea has descended to previously unseen levels. At 90 percent, Long Beach experienced its highest rate of solving murders last year in the history of the city, ever. Additional statistics, indicating that crime in Long Beach is down overall, were released during a news conference at LBPD headquarters last Tuesday. “What you’ll hear is a substantial drop in every category of crime in the City of Long Beach,” said Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. “And it’s demonstrated that this can be done even during very difficult budget times.” Foster introduced LBPD Chief Jim McDonnell, who presented the information. “Not only are violent crimes down, but also the city saw significant reduction in property crimes, which includes burglary, larceny, and auto thefts,” said McDonnell. “Part one property crimes in general were down 8 percent.” With a 24.4 percent reduction, the murder rate is at its lowest since 1971, and there was a 50 percent decrease in gang murders. McDonnell cited the Sureño Gang Injunction, “which is the first of its kind in the nation,” as a novel method to reduce gang-related violent crimes. He said the injunction is revolu-

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LBPD Chief Jim McDonnell, flanked from left to right by Deputy Chief J.J. Craig, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, City Manager Patrick West and Bureau Chief Braden Phillips.

tionary because it is the first to target individual gangs as operatives under the Mexican Mafia, which forms a multileveled, web-like organization. In the past, gangs have been dealt with as isolated entities. In addition, 887 guns were taken off the street in 2010, further reducing the murder rate. “We believe that our response times to emergency calls for service has played a significant role in the crime

reduction,” said McDonnell. The average response time for emergency calls last year was 4.1 minutes, and 92.8 percent of calls into the communication center were answered in 10 seconds or less. Furthermore, improvements in technology were also credited as an important variable in reducing crime in the city. Nixle.com, TipSoft, and Safe see CRIME page 8

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Assistant to the City Manager Rebecca Burleson presented a visual history of Signal Hill’s city seals during Tuesday’s city council meeting on Jan. 4. The seals date as far back as 1924. Unfortunately, many of the names of the original artists who designed the seals have been lost. Burleson said they hope to use these historical images on tiles that will be displayed in city facilities. Vice Mayor Larry Forester noted that each design manages to depict Signal Hill’s history of co-existence with oil.


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Seaport marks 100-year anniversary lIFE IMITATES ART What An art exhibit featuring photography by Nancy Weber Who Photographer Nancy Weber When From Dec. 2010 through Feb. 2011 Where The Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave. More Info Call (562) 570-7500. FREE YoURSElF What “Free Help with Anxiety, Depression & Stress” program Who Provided by Recovery International When Every Sunday at 4pm Where At the Serene Center, 1215 E. 4th St. More Info Call (562) 433-4238 or visit lowselfhelpsystems.org GIVE BACK What A three-part training series at the El Dorado Nature Center Who Hosted by El Dorado Nature Center When Saturday, Jan. 8 and 22 and Feb. 12, 2011 from 9am-noon Where El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St. Why To “give back” as part of a dedicated group of volunteers who plant, restore, and care for the Nature Center grounds. More Info Call (562) 570-1748 for an application or more information. CAllING All REPUBlICAN WoMEN What Meeting and buffet breakfast Who Hosted by Long Beach Republican Women Federated When Saturday, Jan. 8 at 9:30am Where Lakewood Country Club, 3101 Carson St. More Info $15 with reservation and $16 without. Reservations required. RSVP to dkla1@verizon.net or (562) 439-9390. SPEAKING AMoNG FRIENDS What Social, business meeting and luncheon Who Guest speaker Jane Roberts, co-founder of 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund When Saturday, Jan. 8 at 9:30am. The social is from 9:30am to 10am and the business meeting is from 10am to 11am. The program begins at 11am . Where At the AAUW Long Beach Branch at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way More Info Call (562) 597-4781 for reservations. Please make checks to AAUW Long Beach in the amount of $30. Meetings are open to the public. EUSTRESS VS. DISTRESS What Temple Beth David Brotherhood Brunch with Dr. Pat Allen speaking on “Eustress vs. Distress” Who Hosted by Temple Beth David, with guest speaker Dr. Pat Allen When Sunday, January 9 from 9:30am to 11am Where Temple Beth David, 6100 Hefley St. More Info $12 for adults (with reservations), $18 for walk-ins, $7 for children ages 5-12. Contact Scott Telford@ 714-962-9756 or weintel@hotmail.com. oPERA AT THE lIBRARY What LA Opera Series Who Presented by LA Opera, hosted by the El Dorado Neighborhood Library When The first segment of the series, Il Turco in Italia, will be Saturday, Jan. 8 from 2pm to 3pm Where 2900 Studebaker Rd. More Info Call (562) 570-3136. THE NEXT SUPPER What Monthly supper Who Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association’s Supper Club When Monday, Jan. 10 and Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6:30pm Where Red – A Sipology Kitchen, 3405 Orange Ave. More Info The concept of the Bixby Knolls Supper Club is to support local restaurants on Monday nights, which are typically slow. SHAKE IT What Wrigley Association Meeting Who Hosted by the Wrigley Association, with guest speaker 7th District Councilmember James Johnson. When Monday, January 10 at 7pm Where Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th Street More Info The Wrigley Association’s general meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7pm at the Veteran’s Park Social Hall. Do YoU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? What The Hearing Loss Association of America’s monthly meeting Who The Hearing Loss Association of America, Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter, with guest speaker Gerrie Schipske, Fifth District Councilwoman of the City of Long Beach When Thursday, Jan. 13 at 6:30pm Where At the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. More Info Call (562) 438-0597 or visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org.

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This year, the Port of Long Beach (PLB) turns 100 years old. To start the new year and the Centennial celebration, the Port has launched a new website marking a century of progress, growing from humble beginnings into one of the world’s busiest seaports. The website at polb100.com features remembrances of the Port’s storied past, a photographic timeline, and a place for community members to submit their own Port photographs, videos and stories. One hundred years ago, the Long Beach community and its leaders had the foresight to establish a port that would generate economic opportunity and jobs for the region. Visitors to the website will see that as international trade has flourished, the PLB has flourished as well, transforming itself into a recognized world leader in service, environmental programs and proactive outreach. “The growth and prosperity of the Port’s first century has clearly realized a community’s dreams by bringing business, trade and economic opportunity to Long Beach and the surrounding area,” said Nick Sramek, president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. “This Centennial year we invite the community to celebrate

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Vintage photo of Pier A wharf construction. The retaining wall is steel sheet piling.

with us and to share their own memories and recollections.” Throughout 2011, the Port’s regular events such as public tours and Green Port Fest will take on a histori-

cal theme to reflect the Centennial. And there will be special events as well, which will be announced throughout the year. The first delivery at the PLB was a shipment of lumber from the Pacific Northwest that arrived on June 2, 1911 at Municipal Pier 1, the Port’s only pier. Later that month, a community celebration formally dedicated Pier 1. Today, the PLB is the secondbusiest container seaport in North America, with more than $100 billion in trade moving across its wharfs each year and sustaining more than 300,000 jobs in Southern California. ß

Results of randomized alphabet drawing announced for special election ballots Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s office held a randomized alphabet drawing on Tuesday to determine the order in which candidates’ names will appear on the February 15 special primary election ballots and, if necessary, the April 19 special runoff election ballots in the 17th Senate District and the 28th Senate District. The Senate District 17 special election is being held to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of George Runner. The Senate District 28 special election is being held to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Jenny Oropeza. The results of today’s drawing are as follows: 1. G 2. P 3. A 4. U 5. Y 6. W 7. Q

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In accordance with Elections Code section 13111, the names of candidates on the ballot are arranged based on the randomized alphabet. This alphabet applies throughout the entire last name of the candidate. If the names of two or more candidates begin with the same letter, their ballot listing order is determined by applying the randomized alphabet to the next letter(s) of their names. If the last names of multiple candidates are the same, then the randomized alphabet also applies to their first names. Tuesday’s randomized alphabet drawing was held in the Elections Division within the Secretary of State’s office in compliance with Elections Code section 13112. Staff members pulled the letters in a lottery-style drawing, with witnesses from the public present. ß


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Now that New Year’s Day is over, it is time for a really big celebration on January 8—Elvis Presley’s 76th birthday, or at least what would have been his birthday. Our long-time readers know what a big Elvis fan I am and have been since I was around seven years old. Of course I have dozens of his 45’s, albums, movies, books, magazines and lots of memorabilia. Having seen him in concert 40 times plus, I also have seven scarves that I received from Elvis himself during performances in either Las Vegas or Lake Tahoe. My plans to celebrate on Saturday include listening to Elvis music all day and heading over to Azteca Restaurant at 12911 Historic Main St. in Garden Grove for dinner. Never heard of Azteca? Remember Mexico City Restaurant on South Street? Well Azteca is owned by a family member of the old Mexico City and features the same delicious food as well as some dishes of their own. Besides going there for the food, you’ll stay

for the atmosphere. Talk about all Elvis all the time. Oh my goodness! The place is plastered with Elvis posters, real movie memorabilia and curio cabinets stuffed with Elvis paraphernalia. It’s rather like a shrine to the King of Rock and Roll, complete with several big screen televisions playing bits and pieces of Elvis’s 33 movies—yes I said 33! Not only are the walls emblazoned with tributes to Elvis—don’t forget to look up—the ceiling is covered too. I’ve never seen so much Elvis in one place. I’ve been to Azteca half a dozen times, including last year for Elvis’s 75th birthday. I know that this year will be just as much fun as I enjoy the food, atmosphere and fabulous margaritas. Here’s a bit more about the place taken from their website: So, why the fixation with Elvis? Well, that’s best answered by telling the story of the Azteca’s generous owner, best known as “JJ”. In 1962, when he was only six years old, JJ was watching the movie “Loving You” and heard Elvis sing “Teddy Bear” on

unsolicited advice On Saturday, Jan. 1, I received an unsolicited e-mail from Matt Simmons, who is running for [Signal Hill] city council. The e-mail started with “Happy New Year” but quickly evolved into a political campaign piece, which I found to be totally offensive. There were a number of negative statements about the current state of affairs in Signal Hill, but the worst was an unsigned “personal testimonial” which compared Signal Hill to the fraud and scandal recently uncovered in the City of Bell. Here’s a quote from that testimonial– “Robert Rizzo alone is charged with more than 50 felonies. Signal Hill is on the same path.” That statement is not only distasteful, it is ludicrous and possibly libelous. If this is any indication of the type of campaign Mr. Simmons is running, then it is very clear to me that Larry Forester and Tina Hanson deserve to be on the city council and Mr. Simmons does not. One more thing, I don’t know where Mr. Simmons got my e-mail address from, but I certainly hope he never sends me an e-mail again. Bill yochum Signal Hill Resident his parents’ black and white, grainy television. Even as a young child, JJ appreciated the greatness that was Elvis, and he was hooked. Over the years, JJ continued to admire Elvis. He was inspired by the King’s dancing, movements, and the way he sang. In 1993, JJ bought a picture of Elvis and hung it in the Azteca Restaurant’s lounge over booth one. And like the first domino that is pushed over, a chain reaction had started. Everything was down hill from there, and there was no stopping it. So, 1500 (plus) pieces of memorabilia later, the Azteca now boasts the largest Elvis collection this side of the Mississippi.

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Long Beach City Manager wraps up 2010, explains financial challenges for the new year CJ Dablo Staff Writer

Long Beach City Manager Patrick West said on Wednesday that upcoming budget decisions are not going to be easy for City leaders. “The biggest challenge is going to be for our city council to make these tough, tough, tough ‘Sophie’s Choice’ decisions on our budget,” said West. One of those tough decisions, according to the city manager, will affect City employee pensions. West joined Fourth District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell at his monthly “Chats with Pat” meeting at the Los Altos Library, 5614 N. Britton St. O’Donnell regularly invites constituents and guest speakers to discuss issues that affect their community. Dozens of audience members listened intently as West enumerated Long Beach’s 2010 accomplishments despite the tough economic times. West explained the budget outlook, underscoring that the city’s deep financial woes are long-term problems. Long Beach faced a $38 million deficit in the last year, West said, adding that this year the deficit is estimated to be $18.5 million. The city manager estimated that the city might face $20 million in deficits for fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014. He asked the audience to put themselves in the shoes of the city manager and city council as they try to decide how city services will be affected. “At what point in time do you cut back your public services or public works department to make sure that you have an adequate supply of officers in your police department?” he asked. The cost of employee pensions is high. According to the city manager’s projections for the next decade or two, the City’s pension system is under funded by $1.2 billion. West added that every city in California is trying to resolve the highcost problems of staffing. Reducing labor costs while providing sufficient city services will be the councilmembers’ chief problem, he said. West also tempered the bad financial news by acknowledging that the city has made strides to help local businesses grow in the past year. He noted the creation of a “design district” in O’Donnell’s district in which graphic-artist firms renovate older buildings on Anaheim Boulevard. West advocated creating an arena to encourage business like

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tor of the Community Development Department, construction of the facility should not take more than a year. Throughout the evening, councilmembers emphasized the importance of redevelopment in the city. “This is the economic engine that has driven many, many cities to…bring in sales tax revenue,” said Vice Mayor Larry Forester during a Redevelopment Agency meeting, which followed the City Council session. “But more importantly to allow them to bring in business that brings in employees, and gives people jobs.” Councilmembers acknowledged that the City’s focus on redevelopment has been crucial to the local economy. “It’s the Redevelopment Agency that has helped us to provide the monies to turn blighted land into productive jobs,” said Councilmember Noll, who serves as vice chair to the Redevelopment Agency. In other business, Councilmembers voted to adjust the budget to cover the cost of emergency repairs to a damaged pump in one of the City’s water wells.

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“These are older wells in the city of Signal Hill,” said Interim Public Works Director Jim Davis. Sand and gravel was pulled into the well, he said, which damaged the filters and pumps. “And we had to close down the well till we could resolve the problem,” Davis said, indicating that Signal Hill had to purchase water through the Metropolitan Water District until the well was operational again. According to City documents, the final cost to investigate the problem and make the necessary repairs is $95,600. The City had initially authorized $60,000 for the project, but at Tuesday’s meeting an additional $35,600 was approved to cover the total cost. Another $60,000 was also approved to purchase equipment that would enable workers to vary the speed of the pump. “Now the pump is back at operation,” Davis said. “We’re running it at a slower speed, and that is the reason why we requested the additional money to buy the electronic component to enable us to slow down the pump.” Davis added that slowing the pump is more cost effective. “This is more efficient,” said Davis. “It will save money on power, and it will save wear and tear on pump

equipment.” Davis said that they might propose to purchase the device for another well owned by the City if the new equipment works sufficiently with the well that had been shut down for repair. Mayor Wilson asked if they could determine how long these wells will last. “Wells are kind of tricky. You can imagine a thousand feet down, we really don’t know what’s happening all the time there,” said Davis. “We can base it on other people’s experience, our experience, and some good guesses how long it’s going to last.” Davis said that the staff is looking at potential sites for future wells. Deputy City Manager Charlie Honeycutt indicated that he was creating a long-range plan to evaluate potential uses of recycled water in the city. The city also authorized the city manager to enter into a three-year contract with a new vendor who will provide custodial maintenance beginning Jan. 26. According to the estimates provided by Davis and the Public Works department, the City will save $25,000 by using the new vendor, Great Cleaning Services Incorporated. The City’s next council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7pm. ß

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877-FotoStrIp County, California describing the land therein as: as more fully described on said deed of trust. the property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. the street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2101 e 21st Street, 315, 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. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express 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 if any, under the terms of the deed of trust, estimated 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 obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the notice of trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $349,299.98 (estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. in addition to cash, the trustee will accept a cashier`s check 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 California financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. in the event tender other than cash is accepted, the trustee may withhold the issuance of the trustee`s deed upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. the property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. date: december 31, 2010 mtC finanCial inC dba trustee Corps tS no. Ca05002219-10-1 . 17100 gillette ave irvine, Ca 92614 949-252-8300 Clarisa gastelum, authorized Signature Sale information Can Be oBtained on line at www.priorityposting.com automated SaleS information PleaSe Call 714-573-1965 Compliance with California Civil Code Section 2924f: the Beneficiary or Beneficiary’s agent has indicated that the requirements of California Civil Code Section 2924f have been met. regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code § 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded or the time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52. Clarisa gastelum, authorized Signature truStee CorPS iS a deBt ColleCtor. any information oBtained Will Be uSed for tHat PurPoSe. P780906 12/31, 1/7, 01/14/2011

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TST3618 notiCe of truStee’S Sale tS no. 10-0117741 title order no. 10-8-434656 aPn no. 7217-006-120 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 08/14/2008. 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 Joey m aZuelo and tereSita a aZuelo, HuSBand and Wife aS Joint tenantS, dated 08/14/2008 and recorded 08/21/08, as instrument no. 20081511203, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 01/21/2011 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: 1998 CreSCent, 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 $699,492.54. 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: 12/21/2010 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 # 1006.121180 12/24, 12/31, 1/07/2011


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TST3617 / 20101814184 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: addiCting CoralS, 4734 Palo verde ave., lakewood, Ca 90713. registrant: miCHael Winter, 4734 Palo verde ave, lakewood, Ca 90713. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: michael Winter. 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 december 8, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: december 17, 24, 31, 2010 & January 7, 2011.

TST3621 / 20101894859 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: nyl/168 CHeCK CaSHing, 710 e. d St. #307, Wilmington, Ca 90744. registrant: norman y. liu, 1000 e. ocean Blvd. #709, long Beach, Ca 90802. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: norman y. liu. 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 december 22, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: december 24, 31, 2010 & January 7, 10, 2011.

TST3626 / 20101928099 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: SWeet deSign Studio, 1565 e. 42nd St., los angeles, Ca 90011. registrant: Juana t. naJera, 1565 e. 42nd St., los angeles, Ca 90011. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Juana t. najera. 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 december 29, 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: december 31, 2010 & January 7, 14, 21, 2011.

TST3629 / 20101928129 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: de JeSuS teloCom, 4153 W. 133rd St. #B, Hawthorne, Ca 90250. registrant: angel de JeSuS velaSQueZloPeZ, 4153 W. 133rd St #B, Hawthorne, Ca 90250. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: angel lopez. 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 december 29, 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: december 31, 2010 & January 7, 14, 21, 2011.

TST3636 / 20110026930 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: Savor flavor dining, 3717 e. 2nd. St., apt. 3, long Beach, Ca 90803. registrant: 1. daren KoStrinSKy, 2. deBoraH gangWer, 3717 e. 2nd. St., apt. 3, long Beach, Ca 90803. this business is conducted by: a general Partnership. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Karen Kostrinsky. 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 January 06, 2011. 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: January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011.

TST3619 / 20101840146 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. dunn family CHiroPraCtiC, 2. dunn CHiroPraCtiC, 4028 long Beach Blvd. #202, long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: Harold m. Wexler, d.C., 5931 oakdale ave., Woodland Hills, Ca 91367. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Harold m. Wexler, d.C. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started doing business under this fictitious Business name was december 13, 2010. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on december 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: december 24, 31, 2010 & January 7, 10, 2011.

TST3624 / 20101928097 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. mcCormiCK finanCial, 2. SunBelt ProPertieS inC., 4429 village rd., long Beach, Ca 90808. registrant: international SunBelt ProPertieS inC., 4429 village rd., long Beach, Ca 90808. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: James P. mcCormick. the registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started doing business under this fictitious Business name was march 1, 2001. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on december 29, 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: december 31, 2010 & January 7, 14, 21, 2011.

TST3627 / 20101928127 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: releCom, 12322-B truro ave., Hawthorne, Ca 90250. registrant: raymond de la roSa, 12322-B truro ave., Hawthorne, Ca 90250. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: raymond de la rosa. 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 december 29, 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: december 31, 2010 & January 7, 14, 21, 2011.

TST3630 / 20101928184 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: HigHer teleCom SolutionS, 5103 W. 138th St., Hawthorne, Ca 90250. registrant: Joe CervanteS, 5103 W. 138th St., Hawthorne, Ca 90250. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Joe Cervantes. 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 december 29, 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: december 31, 2010 & January 7, 14, 21, 2011.

TST3622 / Case No. lS020982 oRDER To SHoW CAUSE FoR CHANGE oF NAME SuPerior Court of California, County of loS angeleS, 6230 Sylmar ave., van nuys, Ca 91401, van nuys Courthouse east. Petition of asher Peretz, miriam Peretz, for Change of name. to all intereSted PerSonS: 1. Petitioner aSHer PeretZ, miriam PeretZ, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: JonatHan PeretZ to Proposed name: yeHonatan PeretZ. 2. tHe Court orderS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, shy the petition for change of name should not be granted. notiCe of Hearing date: february 02, 2011; time: 8:30 a.m.; dept. C, room 310. the address of the court is the same as above. a copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, tHe Signal triBune, 939 e. 27th. Street, Signal Hill, Ca 90755: december 24, 31, 2010 & January 7, 14, 2011. ___//ss//___ James a. Steele, Judge of the Superior Court dated december 22, 2010

TST3620 / 20101894858 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: KidZ Head 2 toe, 3435 myrtle ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: 2. CHriStina lorraine linCiCum, 3435 myrtle ave., long Beach, Ca 90807, 2. maria tereSa Portillo, 18417 S. dalton ave., gardena, Ca 90248. this business is conducted by: a general Partnership. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Christina l. lincicum. the registrants have 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 december 22, 2010. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. a new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. the filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: december 24, 31, 2010 & January 7, 10, 2011.

TST3625 / 20101928098 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: devoe'S CommuniCationS teCHnology, 2808 5th ave., los angeles, Ca 90018. registrant: gaBriel viZCarra, 2808 5th ave., los angeles, Ca 90018. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: gabriel vizcarra. 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 december 29, 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: december 31, 2010 & January 7, 14, 21, 2011.

TST3628 / 20101928128 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: CityWide eleCtriC, 4935 W. 130th St., Hawthorne, Ca 90250. registrant: miCHael Kilada, 4935 W. 130th St., Hawthorne, Ca 90250. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: michael Kilada. 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 december 29, 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: december 31, 2010 & January 7, 14, 21, 2011.

TST3632 / 20101769081 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: 1. BitCH free living, 2. Bfl, 4300 e. elko St., long Beach, Ca 90814. registrant: 1. nora ramoS, Heidi BrioneS, 4300 e. elko St., long Beach, Ca 90814. this business is conducted by: a general Partnership. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: nora ramos. 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 december 2, 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: december 31, 2010 & January 7, 14, 21, 2011.

TST3623 / Case No. lS020996 oRDER To SHoW CAUSE FoR CHANGE oF NAME SuPerior Court of California, County of loS angeleS, 6230 Sylmar ave., van nuys, Ca 91401, nortH WeSt diStriCt. Petition of Cristina margaret arranaga, for Change of name. to all intereSted PerSonS: 1. Petitioner eliZaBetH "liSa" martin, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: eliZaBetH "liSa" martin to Proposed name: liSa martini. 2. tHe Court orderS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. notiCe of Hearing date: february 07, 2011; time: 8:30 a.m.; dept. nW-C, room 310. the address of the court is the same as above. a copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, tHe Signal triBune, 939 e. 27th. Street, Signal Hill, Ca 90755: december 31, 2010 & January 7, 14, 21, 2011. ___//ss//___ James a. Steele, Judge of the Superior Court dated december 27, 2010


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