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Signal Hill budget Local teachers and families rally at Longfellow workshop highlights Elementary to speak out against education cuts both successes and newer concerns Steven Piper Staff Writer
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Yes, Signal Hill presented a few fat numbers that mark another balanced budget for the city’s next fiscal year. Yet, Tuesday night’s budget workshop made it clear that the Council will still have to determine how they’ll manage increased costs and which programs and services will be essential to keep. “We used to say, ‘Is it nice or necessary?’ I think now we’ve been using the term, ‘Is it nice or absolutely necessary?” said Councilmember Michael Noll at the May 24 meeting at the Council Chambers. The good news: following a Council mandate to cut two percent from the budget starting in the fiscal year of 2009-2010, the City has so far saved $1.2 million, according to a staff report. Signal Hill has saved money in a few areas highlighted at the evening workshop. They’ve initiated a hiring freeze on non-police staff positions. They’ve now required employees to contribute part of their paychecks to their retirement benefits. They have not offered cost-of-living adjustment increases to the City personnel for the last two years. The revenues for the City are also up. The estimated revenue is $16.4 million for Fiscal Year 2011-2012, which is 10 percent more than the estimated $14.9-million revenue projected for Fiscal Year 20102011, according to a report by Maida Alcantara, Signal Hill’s finance director. This revenue projection includes a more positive outlook for city sales-tax revenues. The
According to Educate Our State, a nonprofit organization composed of parents concerned about education in the budget-cut-ridden state of California, the state currently ranks last in teacher-to-student ratio, librarian-to-student ratio, and guidance-counselor-tostudent ratio. Also, more than 30 percent of California students do not graduate from high school. In order to address the obstacles facing the status of education, 20-plus education rallies were organized last Tuesday by Educate our State, parents and community members. Locally, a rally named “Wake Up California!” was hosted at Longfellow Elementary School in Bixby Knolls. “The goal [of the rally was] to increase awareness of the crisis facing California public schools and the need for our legislators to pass the revenue extension measures to secure school funding,” said event organizer Lisa Lindsay. Another goal of “Wake Up Califor-
director reported that those revenues are projected to be almost 9 percent more in 2011-2012 than what was projected for the current fiscal year. The bad news: the City Council will soon need to make key decisions that will affect the city’s services. The Water Replenishment District (WRD) has increased fees to the City by 64 percent since 2008. The public works department has projected a budget of $789,800 for the program that ensures compliance with environmental standards for managing the waste that gets into the storm drain. And last, but not least, Steven Piper/Signal Tribune the future of a childcare proEducators, parents and students showed up at Longfellow Elementary Tuesday afternoon to adgram is on the line. dress the obstacles the Long Beach Unified School District is facing. Even in a 2.2-square-mile city, the numbers still affect the nia!,” according to Lindsay, is independent…It was dreamed nia. Coincidentally, California quality of life of the people who to showcase the parental and up by parents that want their also has the eighth largest depend on its services, even community support for educa- voices heard…This is about economy in the world. “Our down to the littlest residents tion across the state. all children in California.” Ac- own Long Beach Unified who call Signal Hill their home. At Tuesday’s rally, Megan cording to Kerr, one in eight School District (LBUSD) is A few parents joined the Kerr, the emcee for the event, children in the country are edworkshop to voice their consee education page 11 said, “This rally is completely ucated by the state of Califorcern that Kids Kamp, a childcare program targeted towards kindergarten through fifthgrade students, may soon shut Steven Piper down. According to a city report, the staff weighed a few Staff Writer options and eventually recommended to the Council to close If locals’ summer vacation down Kids Kamp and then explans are still in the works, then pand what is now an informal utilizing JetBlue’s new, sea“drop-in” after-school program sonal route to Anchorage, that is free of charge to parents. Alaska out of Long Beach AirNo before-school care would port (LGB) might be worth takbe available under this proing advantage of. The gram. About 15 kids attend inaugural flight to the airline’s Kids Kamp in the current fiscal new destination was Monday year. Six years ago, about 47 afternoon, and one-way tickets kids participated in the prowill be as low as $119 each gram. way until Friday, Oct. 29. According to the report Commemorating the airfrom Pilar Alcivar-McCoy, diline’s new route to the last rector of community services, Steven Piper/Signal Tribune frontier, numerous commufamilies have chosen to use At Monday’s inaugural ceremony celebrating JetBlue’s first flight from Long Beach to Anchorage, nity representative were in atAlaska, Dan Sullivan, mayor of Anchorage, said his state has the largest population of certified pisee budget page 11 see Jetblue page 9 lots in the country.
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MAY 27, 2011
Cubberly, Garfield workers selected as LBUSD Employees of the Year
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Cubberley plant manager Sam Hill and Garfield office assistant Dianna Bisnar at last Friday’s awards ceremony. At Garfield, several colleagues nominated 17-year LBUSD employee Bisnar, including principal Donna McKeehan, who described the office assistant as “the heart and soul of the Garfield office.” McKeehan said that, on a daily basis, Bisnar remains calm, composed and professional when the office around her may be in chaos. “Countless times, she has demonstrated her ability and willingness to not only complete her tasks but help in any way possible to get other tasks completed,” she said. “She strives for excellence in everything she does. Her warm personality, caring heart and compassionate manner toward everyone are traits that make her stand out.” Both winners said they were touched by the recognition. “I’m especially grateful to my Cubberley family,” Hill said. “In certain situations elsewhere, people often are judged by their title, but at Cubberley everyone has always given me nothing but respect, and I appreciate that
very much.” Bisnar thanked her colleagues for “taking time out of their busy schedules” to nominate her. “I have to thank my Garfield family, who I dearly love,” Bisnar said. “I’m so grateful and honored, and this is an experience that I’ll always remember.” Twenty-nine nominees were considered for the award. The nominees and six finalists, including Hill and Bisnar, were recognized at the event. The four other finalists were: John Bosley, campus security officer at Lindsey Academy; Donelle Castro, instructional aide, deaf/hard of hearing at Marshall Middle School; Dewayne Hundley, custodian at Lakewood High School; and Steve Phelps, custodian at Bryant Elementary School. Bisnar and Hill also will be recognized at the June 7 Board of Education meeting. The winners were selected by a committee of LBUSD classified staff, including past winners of the award. ß
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Cubberley K-8 School plant manager Sam Hill and Garfield Elementary School intermediate office assistant Dianna Bisnar tied for the Long Beach Unified School District’s (LBUSD) Classified Employee of the Year Award announced at a ceremony last Friday in honor of Classified Employee Week. Classified employees are the support staff who work behind the scenes to support schools and students. LBUSD, which is the city’s largest employer, has more than 3,000 classified staff members. Like many school districts in California, LBUSD has faced steep budget cuts and reductions in classified employee staffing in recent years, making the ceremony a welcome dose of celebration for colleagues who cheered the announcement at the Teacher Resource Center. Hill, a 37-year LBUSD employee known to everyone at his school as “Mr. Sam” or “Coach Sam,” has coached all-city champs in multiple sports at the middle school level, in addition to his duties as plant supervisor. His numerous nominations for the award included a cosigned submission from principal Terri Jarels and former Cubberley principal Michael Navia. “He approaches every task, from the daily to the special event, with energy, passion and humor,” the two principals wrote. “When he sees a need, he makes sure the need is met, and through it all, he remains calm, gracious and supportive. He is everything to Cubberley, and he is willing do anything you could need or want, because he loves the school, and everyone loves him.”
The first Passport Service Days, a new neighborhood-friendly alternative to going to City Hall to apply for a passport, were conducted by the Long Beach City Clerk’s office and hosted by Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich at the North Annex, 5641 Atlantic Ave., last week. Sallie Rollie, a Bixby Highlands resident who was the first person to use the service, said she learned about the event from a flyer she had received at the recent Shred Fest sponsored by Gabelich. By taking advantage of the discount coupon on the flyer, she saved $3 on her new passport photo at Tuttle Cameras in Bixby Knolls. According to Rollie, the whole process took about 20 minutes and was very easy. Diane Doss, City Clerk specialist, noted that the process goes very smoothly when applicants remember to bring all of the necessary copies of the required identification. Information about applying for a new or renewed passport can be found on the
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Sallie Rollie holding the event flyer with City Clerk specialists Diane Doss (left) and Gloria Harper (right)
City Clerk website www.longbeach.gov/cityclerk/passport/default.asp. Other council offices are now scheduling Passport Service Days in their districts.
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MAY 27, 2011
LBPD detective uses tactics learned in EMT training to save his father’s life On Thursday, May 19, at approximately 7pm, Long Beach Police Detective Rob Owens, a member of the Department’s Special Weapons And Tactics team (SWAT) and certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), put his training to use during his off-duty hours and saved the life of a family member. Owens and his family were having dinner out with his father, who was visiting from out of state, when his father suddenly began to choke and gasp for air several times. When asked if he could breathe, he shook his head to indicate he could not, and Owens swiftly executed the Heimlich Maneuver, one of the many lifesaving tactics he learned through his six years of EMT experience. The maneuver consists of a series of firm compressions under the
diaphragm of a person with an obstructed airway. This forces the foreign object out of the airway, allowing the person to breathe again. On the first compression, the food that was causing Owens’s father to choke was dislodged, and he was able to catch his breath and enjoy the rest of the evening with his family. Owens has worked the last 14 years with the LBPD, and his current full-time assignment is as detective with the LBPD Gang Enforcement Section. He became a SWAT officer in 2002 and was certified as one of the team’s EMTs in 2005. SWAT EMTs are trained at the Long Beach Fire Department Academy along with firefighter recruits during the first month of studies, which focuses on basic life support. Like firefighters, SWAT EMTs are
certified by the County of Los Angeles and must meet a national standard, which requires continued education for their training. In addition, they receive advanced training from paramedics. The SWAT team is deployed during critical incidents in which the suspect(s) is possibly armed and has a tactical advantage. These incidents include barricaded suspects, high-risk search warrants, sniper incidents, and hostage situations. SWAT EMTs provide immediate medical assistance not only to police personnel but also to victims or suspects who may be injured during the incident. The EMTs provide triage and sometimes life-saving measures until the scene is safe for the fire paramedics to enter and are an integral and very valuable part of the department and the community. ß
LBFD investigating possible acts of double arson The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) Arson Unit is seeking the public’s help in identifying and apprehending an arson suspect. On May 16, 2011 at 12:57am, a heavy-set male suspect was captured on video setting fire to a commercial structure, located at 1737 East 7th St., according to the LBFD. The location is a marijuana collective, which was closed at the time of the fire. On the video, the suspect is observed arriving at the location, breaking the front window and then setting the fire. The fire ignites with a large flash, and the suspect is seen running away with his hands on fire. Investigators believe the fire may have injured the suspect. (The
video may be viewed at firechannel.org/blog/?p=3052.) On May 17, 2011 at 1:49am, 25 hours later, a second fire occurred at 1441 E. 7th St., a commercial location that provides public assistance to women with infants and children, along with baby food, clothing and other items for expectant mothers. Both fires were determined to be arson and may be related. This investigation is a joint effort with the Long Beach Fire/Police Arson Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Los Angeles Field Division. The ATF is offering a $5,000 reward leading to the capture and conviction of the suspect(s).
“Someone knows who did these senseless acts, so I urge all the good citizens of Long Beach who may know something to please call the arson hotline and share the information they have,” said John A. Torres, special agent in charge, ATF Los Angeles Field Division. “We will not let this case go. The individual involved shows a careless disregard for the public’s safety. ATF and the [LBFD] will use every investigative tool available to pursue the person(s) behind these crimes before someone gets hurt. This $5,000 reward offered by ATF is just one of those tools.” Those with any information should call the LBFD arson hotline at (562) 570-2582. ß
Two arrested for murder, robbery, and kidnapping of 32-year-old man A 32-year-old male adult who was robbed and beaten has been pronounced deceased, and the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has two suspects in their custody that detectives believe are responsible for his death. On Tuesday, May 17, shortly after 7am, police responded to the 600 block of Cerritos Avenue to assist Long Beach Fire Department paramedics who were called to the area regarding a man found unconscious in a driveway with blood on his face. The victim, identified as 32-year-old Steven Brown of Long Beach, was rushed to a local hospital and was initially listed in extremely critical condition. Through their investigation, officers learned the victim had been violently assaulted, and, due to the seriousness of the victim’s condition, homicide detectives were called to the scene. Officers processing the scene were led to a nearby residence where they determined the assault had taken place. They were able to identify 35year-old Emmanuel Walker of Long Beach as one of two suspects responsible for the assault, and he was taken into custody the same day. On Friday, May 19, detectives arrested 33-year-old Norvin Dizadare of Long Beach for his role in the assault. Detectives believe suspects Walker and Dizadare assaulted and robbed the victim before dragging him away from the house to conceal their involvement. On Saturday, May 21, at approximately 5pm, Brown was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the May 17 assault. The victim and suspects were known to one another and had been at
a social event prior to the assault, which occurred as a result of a dispute. Dizadare and Walker have been booked for murder, robbery, and kidnapping and are being held at the Long Beach City Jail. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County Dis-
trict Attorney’s Office, and both suspects were arraigned Monday, May 23. Anyone with information regarding the assault is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Mark McGuire and Hugo Cortes at (562) 570-7244. ß
SUPPORT THE TROOP What Rummage/estate sale Who Hosted by Boy Scouts of America Troop 21 When Saturday, May 28 from 7:30am to 4pm Where Grace Brethren Church Campus, 36th St. and Linden Ave., LB More Info Call (562) 712-7272 with questions. CUP O’ JOE WITH JAMES What Community coffee with 7th District Councilmember James Johnson When Saturday, May 28 from 11am to 12:30pm Where Guadalupe’s Grill, 3431 Pacific Place More Info All are welcome and coffee will be provided. RSVP to (562) 5707777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. EGGS WITH THE ELKS What Monthly breakfast Who Elks Lodge #888 When Sunday, May 29 from 8am to noon Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd., LB More Info Breakfast is $6 per person and includes eggs as you like them, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits with gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles, and coffee. HONORING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED What Gates to the park/memorial will be open to the public on Memorial Day When Monday, May 30 from 8am to 6pm Where Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. (northeast corner of Atlantic Avenue and Harding Street) More Info "Our organization makes this possible so that individuals who wish to honor the memory of their loved ones lost in the Vietnam War will have full access to the memorial," said Val Lerch, chairman of the Long Beach Veterans Day Committee. GET INVOLVED What 9th District Redistricting Town Hall meeting Who Councilmember Steven Neal When Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30pm to 8pm Where Ramona Park Community Center, 3301 E. 65th St., LB Why To discuss the process of reshaping district boundaries and how it affects North Long Beach residents More Info Call (562) 570-6137. MIX AND MINGLE What Mixer party Who Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce When Thursday, June 2 at 6:30pm Where Delius restaurant, 2951 Cherry Ave., SH More Info Members and non-members are welcome to come and mix, mingle and network. DANCE FANS, SUMMER FANS, NON-FOLDING FANS What Antique, vintage and collectible hand fan exhibit Who Assistance League of Long Beach When Through June 3, Mondays through Thursdays 10am to 4:30pm, Fridays 10am to 2:30pm Where Philanthropic Center, 6220 E. Spring St. More Info The exhibit coincides with the annual assemblage of the Fan Association of North America. Included in the display are Japanese bamboo and paper ogi (dance fans), sensu (summer funs), and uchiwa fans (non-folding fans) from the 19th and 20th centuries. Call (562) 627-5650. SAVE THE DATE What 29th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Who Hosted by Community Hospital of Long Beach When Friday, June 3 at 8am Where Golf tournament held at Recreation Park Golf Course, 5000 East 7th St; Dinner held at Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, 111 East Ocean Blvd. More Info Will feature a live auction with auctioneer Randy Gordon, president and CEO of Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Call (909) 859-5942. HOMES, SWEET HOMES What Great Homes of Long Beach tour Who Long Beach Heritage When Sunday, June 5 from noon to 5pm Where Various locations throughout Long Beach More Info Call (562) 493-7019 or visit lbheritage.org to order via PayPal.
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MUSIC TO YOUR EARS What The Friends of Music at California Heights United Methodist Church Who Socalypso Steel Drum band When Sunday, June 5 at 4pm Where 3759 Orange Ave., LB More Info The band will be performing traditional Caribbean music, Hawaiian music, popular American music, and original creations. Visit calheightsumc.org or call (562) 595-1996. Free-will offering. Child care provided. SUCCESSFUL START What Monthly meeting Who The Success Network (formerly WE Succeed), a professional networking group When Wednesday, June 8 from 7:30am to 9am Where The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St., LB More Info The group emphasizes professional connections, a positive attitude, and a personal touch. The meeting is open to small-business leaders who seek networking opportunities with other professionals interested in growing their businesses through quality relationships and referrals. The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month for breakfast and discussions or presentations. Breakfast is $20, cash only. No membership required. For information and to RSVP, contact email@example.com or (949) 874-6097. REPUBLICANS’ RENDEZVOUS What Annual Western barbecue in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan Who Long Beach Republicans When Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30pm Where El Dorado Golf Course, 2400 N. Studebaker Rd., LB More Info Congressman Dana Rohrabacher will recount his days as speech writer for President Reagan. Cost is $50 and RSVPs are required. Admission for members of the Young Republicans organization is $25. Call (562) 4241246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I’m hoping that this weekend will be as nice and relaxing as were last Saturday and Sunday. I had a chance to sleep in both days and was even able to sneak in a nap or two. Saturday evening, a very good friend of mine and her husband took me and Steve out to dinner to celebrate my upcoming birthday (which was this past Tuesday). [Ed note: From here on out, I will refer to my friend as BB and her husband as SB
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The anticipation of the evening had been built to quite a crescendo because Becky– I mean BB– had been telling me for weeks what a great place it was. She explained that it was one of her favorite dining spots for special occasions and how much she and Stan– er, uh, I mean SB– enjoyed going there. What a fabulous meal. Steve had rare ahi, I ordered steak, as did Becky, and Stan had– oh I don’t remember, but it was something with a twicebaked potato. My Caesar salad was great, as was my entrée, and my dessert was, as they say, “to die for.” I was so totally focused on my meal that for once I let everyone else do most of the talking. I don’t think my fork cooled
down once between bites (except when I used the chilled salad fork). One of the best parts of the evening was having the opportunity to meet the owner of Patty’s Place– yes, her name is Patty. She is such an elegant lady with real passion for her “Place.” I so appreciated her response when I told her I needed a gluten-free menu. Without skipping a beat, dear, sweet Patty let me know what would work and what wouldn’t for my special diet…and she just beamed when telling me that the crème brûlée I wanted for dessert was indeed gluten-free. Although Steve loves crème brûlée, he instead jumped at the chance to try the bread pudding– served in portions as big as my head.
(He did the best he could but still took half home for breakfast the next morning.) Becky, Stan, Steve and I knew dinner was over when we had gobbled down all we could– and what we couldn’t we had boxed and bagged for a quick getaway. It wasn’t really much of a quick getaway as we had all overeaten and pretty much waddled to the car. Once again, Becky and I took the back seat, and Steve and Stan were up front. I was stuffed and found it so uncomfortable when turning around to grasp the seat belt that I blurted out “Oh, bite me” as I struggled to buckle up. Becky, although also stuffed, but ever the lady, replied, “I can’t move– you’ll have to bite yourself.” What a pal.
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since BB doesn’t like it when I talk about her in my columns]. With the Bs being neighbors of ours, it was easy to just walk up to their house to meet up with them instead of them driving two doors down to pick us up. As usual, we gals got in the back seat and the fellas rode up front. The drive was a relatively short one, as the restaurant they chose was in Seal Beach, an establishment called Patty’s Place.
MAY 27, 2011
Out of tune? The exemplary music program at Hughes Middle School is in jeopardy! The program needs all of our support, as a community, to save this tragedy from occurring. You may or may not know how important music is in the lives of young people. Whether your child plays an instrument or not, music enriches all of our lives. Unfortunately, the instruments and equipment at Hughes desperately need to be replaced so that as many students as possible can participate in the music experience. Thus, every year the Hughes Music Boosters work tirelessly to provide a night of adult fun and socializing. This year we are hosting “The Taste and Talent of Bixby Knolls” at the Expo Center in Bixby Knolls. The event is at 6pm on
June 4, 2011 and will have music, dancing, and silent and live auctions. Current and former Hughes Music students will entertain guests and be followed by dancing hosted by DJ “Mix Master” Hutx Colunga. There are three ways you can help as a parent or community member: • If you wish to attend the event, the cost is $40 per person. Be assured of a good time and an opportunity to watch the best and most talented musicians in Long Beach perform. All of the musicians are Hughes Music alumni. • If you have a service or items to donate to the silent auction, please contact Lisa Gonzales at (562) 2083626. The items do not have to be large and expensive. Several small items can be compiled in themed baskets
for the auction. • Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win an iPad WiFi model 16 gigabytes. The tickets are $5 each. Right now there is one iPad. If all 1,000 tickets are sold, a second iPad will be offered. Please open your hearts and wallets for this priceless program for our kids. Who knows? We may have a future Gillespie, John Dizzy Coltrane, Van Cliburn, or even Eddie Van Halen in our midst. rick Maxson Lisa Gonzales
Many thanks Thank you to everyone who attended the benefit jazz concert on Sunday, May 15, held to raise awareness and funds for American Red
Cross–Japan Relief to aid those who survived the massive earthquake and tsunami. The event, Lend a Hand for Japan, not only raised funds, but brought together people from all over Southern California to enjoy great jazz and, most importantly, to be a part of something special– reaching out and lending a hand to those in need. We would like to thank those without whom the event could not have been the success that it was. The Los Angeles Harbor College Studio Jazz Band, Onage Murry and PS Island, and Gee Mack and the Boogaloo All-Stars provided the great sounds. We also thank the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, the EXPO Art Center, and its curator/manager Doug Orr, for their support and participation.
Thanks also to the Signal Tribune newspaper and its staff for their support and unflagging commitment to our community and the broader community of humankind. Others who generously supported the event are BIG Studio (great T-shirts!!), and Starbucks (Brad Weis, manager). In addition to the music, we were fortunate to have original works by Nathan Ota (nathanota.com) and pieces from the collaborative, Very Totemo (verytotemo.com). The situation in Japan will need your prayerful support for many years to come. We hope to be bringing more opportunities for Long Beach to be a part of the recovery.
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purses, shoes, ties, scarves, costume jewelry and belts. Shannah Katz of Signal Hill’s Dynamic Designworks Inc., a local creative design firm for the toy and consumer products industry, participated in the drive. “Many community members attended our event, and we successfully collected over 100 pieces of clothing, shoes and accessories for Working Wardrobes,” she said. -------------------------------MorE InforMAtIon workingwardrobes.org
7th District Councilmember Johnson launches website Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson has announced the launch of his office’s new website– jamesjohnsonlb.com, which will be a hub of information for what’s going on in the 7th District and throughout the city, according to Johnson. “I will post regular updates, discuss policy items I’ve proposed and share news articles, photos, and videos from events around the city,” Johnson said in an email announcement last
week. “There is also a calendar that lists upcoming events in the community.” Also on the new website are links to Johnson’s Facebook page, where event and policy updates are posted frequently, and to Go Long Beach, the city’s application for reporting graffiti, code-enforcement issues, and more. “Additional features will be added over time, but I’m excited by the new site and hope you enjoy it too,” Johnson said.
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From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach will offer hundreds of free or lowcost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the whole city. “100 Days of Summer” is a partnership between the City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring residents access to all Long Beach has to offer this summer. “100 Days of Summer” will kick off Friday, May 27, with a performance by DSB (Don’t Stop Believin’), a Journey tribute band, at Marina Vista Park, at Colorado Street and Santiago Avenue. The
event will begin at 5pm with bouncers, face painting, and family games leading up to the DSB performance at 6:30pm. Admission is free. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners to relax on the lawn for an evening of family fun. The “100 Days of Summer” campaign encourages residents to “stay and play” in Long Beach. The website 100daysofsummer.org is a one-stop information source for detailed suggestions of summer activities happening every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day in Long Beach.
The website is full of program listings for free concerts and movies, Long Beach Sea Festival events, the El Dorado Nature Center, Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos historic sites, and ideas for spontaneous fun like biking, golf, tennis, kayaking swimming, and free drop-in youth and teen programs. The online calendar lets people browse hundreds of events, and more than 500 classes in the arts, sports, music and more. “From concerts in the park to movies on the beach, there are many great events and activities happening right here in Long Beach for free,” said Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. “There’s no reason to leave town to find fun this summer, as there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
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On Sunday, June 19, from 9:30am to 11:30am, Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation will host a lecture, discussion, and book-signing featuring foremost California Indian historian Dr. George Harwood Phillips, author of the acclaimed publication Vineyards and Vaqueros: Indian Labor and the Economic Expansion of Southern California, 1771-1877. In his comprehensive new work, Phillips for the first time brings together the early historical record to document the working contributions of Southern California native people and culture during turbulent times. He recounts
how the Tongva of Povuu’ngna and other native people built and sustained the emerging economy and culture of greater Los Angeles for almost a century. No one knows if the 33 Indians working at Rancho Los Alamitos in 1836 lived in the ancestral village of Povuu’ngna, but by 1852 there remained 33 Indians still living and working at Alamitos, 14 of them under the age of 12. The community is invited to join the gathering at Povuu’ngna, the home of Rancho Los Alamitos, as Phillips and members of the Tongva community today discuss how the native people throughout
Southern California built the early region and Rancho Los Alamitos. The event will take place at Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Rd. Free parking is available at CSULB Lot 11 on Palo Verde Ave., with continuous shuttle service to the Rancho. Shuttle buses are handicapped-accessible. Admission is free, but reservations are required by Monday, June 13. Reservations may be made by calling the Rancho at (562) 431-3541 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. --------------------------MORE INFORMATION rancholosalamitos.org
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In 2008, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves sang in celebration of Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the United States at an open-air Mass in Washington, D.C.
Denyce Graves, who has entertained audiences worldwide with her mezzo-soprano voice, will perform in recital for the Juneteenth WorldWide Concert on Sunday, June 19, at the Long Beach Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., at 2:30pm. The concert will also include tributes to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and to fathers worldwide. Leo Stallworth, KABC7 News reporter, will emcee the opening ceremony. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas in 1865, two years after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation
Proclamation. It is the oldest celebration in the nation commemorating the ending of slavery and is an official state holiday in 37 states. Tickets are $75, $65, $50, $45, and $30, and are available at the Terrace Theater box office. Student rush tickets will be offered at a 50-percent discount to students, seniors and fathers beginning at 12:30pm. Tickets may also be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or by telephoning 1800-745-3000. Group discount tickets are available at 1-800-398-7021 or 1-714-773-9800. Raised with two siblings by a single mother in Southwest Washington, D.C.,
Graves attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and went on to vocal studies at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio and the New England Conservatory in Boston. Further study at the Wolf Trap Opera Company in Washington prepared her for her professional career. Graves made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 1995 in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen and two years later opened the Met season in the same role, opposite Placido Domingo. She subsequently starred with Domingo in the Los Angeles Opera production of St. Saens Samson and Delilah. Graves was chosen to sing
“America the Beautiful” and “The Lord’s Prayer” at the Washington National Cathedral during a memorial service honoring the victims of 9/11 on September 14, 2001, attended by President George W. Bush, members of Congress, other politicians and representatives of foreign governments. In January 2007 she performed “The Lord’s Prayer” at the state funeral for former President Gerald Ford at the Washington National Cathedral. In 2008 Graves was invited to sing in celebration of Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the United States at an open-air Mass in Washington, D.C., and on April 12, 2009,
Downtown LB to host another season of Summer and Music
The Fling will perform on June 5 for the Summer And Music Sundays in the Park with SAM. Maintaining a focus on environmental issues, all large-scale events will be conducted on selfcontained solar-powered stages for the concert series. The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA) are bringing Summer And Music (SAM), the city’s homegrown, sustainable concert series providing an entire summer of free music to the public, back to the streets of Downtown Long Beach this coming June. This year SAM will be a “greatest hits” season, including three large-scale music events that are back by popular de-
mand, Battle of the Tribute Bands, Long Beach Funk Fest and BuskerFest, as well as 12 intimate Sunday shows. “The SAM concert series has quickly become a community tradition,” said DLBA President and CEO Kraig Kojian. “The DLBA is proud and excited to be a part of this unique and engaging series that highlights local artists, and we look forward to continuing this wonderful event for years to come.”
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The free, all-ages series features numerous outstanding acts at various eco-conscious outdoor venues throughout the Downtown region. The Sunday afternoon shows, suitably titled Sundays in the Park with SAM (SIPS), will feature local favorites and family-friendly events like bocce ball every Sunday from June to August at the Promenade Square park, located at the intersection of First Street and the Promenade.
“We were just getting our bearings for the first season of SAM,” said Rand Foster, owner of Fingerprints Records and coorganizer of the events. “And though the goals were very ambitious, we had some great successes with small, street-side shows and big events alike. Last year, we produced 13 largescale themed events, each having its own charm. But this year, we’ve taken into consideration feedback from the community and are presenting the best of both of those experiences.” New this year, SAM is partnering with local artist Tim Dunham of Some Things Creative to feature portable art displays at the Sunday showcase, exhibiting the work of numerous local artists. Maintaining a focus on environmental concerns, all largescale events will be conducted
on self-contained solar-powered stages. The DLBA and RDA, in conjunction with SAM’s founding members, are partnering with Sustainable Waves, a San Diego- and Austin-based allsolar staging, lighting and sound company offering 100-percent pollution-free concerts. The series also encourages mass transit and other alternative forms of transportation (valet bike parking will even be provided throughout the summer for all those who pedal to the events). SAM 2011 is further attempting to be a carbonneutral festival by completely offsetting its carbon footprint and will also mitigate event-related waste and emphasize onsite recycling. --------------------------------MORE INFORMATION (562) 436-4259 summerandmusic.com
she performed a tribute concert in honor of African-Amercontralto Marian ican Anderson’s 1939 concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. To learn more about Graves, visit her official website at denycegraves.com.
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What started as a line item on a wish list 10 years ago came to fruition recently when Bixby Knolls received directional signs on the 405 Freeway. “There are now nine signs directing people north on Atlantic and Long Beach Boulevard into our business district,” said Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA). “This was a long time coming, but we are thrilled to see that drivers will now know where Bixby Knolls is located. We have received many phone calls and emails from area residents about how happy they are to ‘finally be recognized.’” The Redevelopment Agency (RDA) revisited a 1993 HyettPalma Study, which outlined design and marketing recommendations for Bixby Knolls, according to Cohn. The freeway signage was one of the recommendations in the study. The RDA brought the consultants back two years ago to update the study and create a current Bixby Knolls work plan. The BKBIA is now working from a “to do” list from this plan to promote the business district as well as to make capital improvements to buildings, new landscaping and promotional materials.
“The process for getting the signage was somewhat daunting, but there was a big team effort to get it done,” Cohn said. “Councilmembers Gabelich and Johnson, City Manager Pat West, City Traffic Engineer Dave Roseman, Tony Foster from RDA, and the city council worked to get the approvals necessary with Cal Trans to move the project forward.” After Cal Trans had received all the necessary approvals from the City and the funding from RDA, the signs were to be installed in another four months. One by one, signs would appear on the freeway, and now all nine proposed signs are in place facing north and south on the 405 Freeway. “This is another one of the layers to our improvements to the area. The directional signage leads you off the freeway to our Boy Scout landscape projects, the new Fresh & Easy that will be opened soon, our new Bixby Knolls banners, and up into the business district where many of the buildings are receiving façade improvements as part of our work plan,” Cohn said. “It is very satisfying to have a project like this be completed and be an anchor for our momentum within the business district and neighborhoods.” ß
LBPD and Police Foundation to honor acts of heroism and dedication to community safety The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) and the Long Beach Police Foundation (LBPF) will present the 43rd Annual Long Beach Police Awards Ceremony Wednesday, June 22 at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the campus of Cal State University, Long Beach. The event is designed to be family-friendly and honors police department employees and citizens who have distinguished themselves during the past year by their brave or unselfish acts of heroism and their dedication to community safety. Admission to the ceremony will be free this year, but reser-
vations are required. Contact the LBPF at (562) 343-5111 or visit lbpolicefoundation.org. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and range from $5,000 to $100. The Foundation actively seeks donations from private businesses and individuals and facilitates direct, designated donations that support its community safety mission. The LBPF is a nonprofit that is the only charitable organization that provides private, direct funding for the LBPD. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, visit lbpolicefoundation.org or call (562) 343-5111.
St. Anthony’s Golf Classic to benefit its athletic programs St. Anthony High School will host its 28th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 20 at Recreation Park Golf Course in Long Beach. Registration will begin at 9:30am with a start time of 10:30am. Lunch will be provided on the course. Happy hour will begin at 4pm, followed by dinner and auction. St. Anthony High School’s enrollment is growing, and 100 percent of last
year’s graduates went on to attend college. The Golf Classic will help support the needs of the growing student body during the school’s 90th anniversary year, with funds benefiting St. Anthony’s athletic programs. To reserve a foursome or tickets for the dinner/auction only, contact St. Anthony High School at (562) 4354496, ext. 1229, or register at LongBeachSaints.org.
SoCal Cigar Alliance’s ‘Grand Smoke’ event to benefit LB Police Foundation The Southern California Cigar Alliance (SoCalCa) will host the Third Annual Grand Smoke event Saturday, June 18 from 5pm to 10pm at the Grand Event Center, 4101 W. Willow St., to benefit the Long Beach Police Foundation (LBPF). Tickets are $125 per person and include dinner, high-end cigars, open bar and live music, as well as a silent auction and opportunity drawings. Tickets and information are available at www.socalca.com, lbpolicefoundation.org and at the participating cigar lounges: Anto’s Cigars, Bo’s Cigars, Big
Daddy’s Cigars, 2nd Street Cigars and Taylor’s Tobacco House. (Addresses and phone numbers are on the SoCal Cigar Alliance website.) “The Grand Smoke Event is a way for like-minded cigar aficionados to get together and do what we enjoy while giving back to the community,” said Grand Smoke Dinner Co-Chair Tom Fallon, owner of Big Daddy’s Cigars in Naples. “And we are proud to be able to have the Long Beach Police Foundation benefiting once again this year from our event.” ß
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tendance at the airport, including: Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, LGB Director Mario Rodriguez, JetBlue Senior Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Strategy Marty St. George, and President and CEO of Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Stephen Goodling. Also in attendance were Miss Long Beach, Miss Alaska and Miss Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, symbolizing the new connection between the northernmost major city in the United States and the “City by the Sea.” “We’re thrilled to add Anchorage to our growing list of destinations,” said St. George. “Summer is the best time to visit our northernmost state, and we’re proud to offer our
I tried seeds. Nice, big, easy-to-handle seeds, properly spaced and watered. The green tops came up perkily enough and then stopped at four inches. When I finally plucked them, there was no beet below. I tried transplants. Same story. Could it be lack of sun? I stuck seeds in a pot and put it in full sun. And now I have beets…plus plans to put a
raised bed in that sunny spot. When growing vegetables, don’t underestimate the power of the sun. Heat-lovers such as tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers and zucchini need at least six hours of full sun– preferably more. But there are a few ways to cheat. Planted next to a white wall, vegetables bask in extra reflected heat and radiance and can get by with less direct sun. And then there are some tomatoes– Stupice, Oregon Spring, Siletz, Black Plum, and almost any tomato with a Russian
name– that will bear fruit in lower light conditions. Not shade, mind you, but a little less than six hours of direct sun. Got partial shade? Grow leafy vegetables and some herbs. Lettuce, Swiss chard, kale, collards, Asian greens like bok choy, plus parsley and mint will all manage in dappled sun. If you’re confused by terms like “dappled” or “partial” sun/shade, you’re not alone. To find out just how much sun you’re getting, consider a SunCalc. Stick this little device in the ground, and it tells you if
you’ve got full or partial sun or full or partial shade. You’ll find it on suncalc.net and amazon.com. The Wrigley Garden brought food and community to a formerly blighted area of Long Beach (1950 and 1960 Henderson Avenue) but must now make way for a Habitat for Humanity building project. Help garden director Sasha Kanno tidy up on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to noon June 3 to June 18. Wondering about that cute little structure near the intersec-
tion of Spring Street and Long Beach Boulevard? It’s a convenient little farmers market in the heart of the city! The Spring Street Produce Stand actually sits on Elm about a block east of Long Beach Boulevard. Open Tuesday to Friday afternoons from noon to 7pm and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm, it’s brimming with mouthwatering strawberries and an abundance of fresh, affordable vegetables. It’s part of the Green Jobs Program sponsored by Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP). ß
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several new changes such as a new parking structure and terminal building. This new route to Anchorage, Alaska is another great addition for Long Beach residents and visitors alike.” Similarly, Sullivan also shared complimentary sentiments regarding the new destination for Anchorage’s citizens, which comprises more than 40 percent of the state’s total population. “We are very pleased to welcome JetBlue Airways to Anchorage,” said Sullivan. “They will enjoy Anchorage’s welcoming business climate and be another successful addition to our growing air passenger and cargo industry. Anchorage is known as the ‘Air Crossroads of the World,’ and every new airline that makes Anchorage a destination enhances that reputation.” Sullivan also said that Alaska has the highest population of certified pilots
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the third largest district in California,” Kerr said. “It is the largest employer in the city. We want adequate funding for our schools now.” Teachers Association of Long Beach President Michael Day said there have been $20 billion in cuts to the California education system in the last three years. “Stop cuts to our schools and classrooms. Stand together today and say enough is enough,” Day said. Marking the hard times that educators are currently facing, Day referred to 6-year-old Long Beach student Jonathan Mendoza-Anguiano, who recently donated his life’s savings– totaling about $10– to his teacher so that she could keep her job. Also taking the microphone at the rally was former California State Assemblymember and Senator Betty Karnette, a former teacher, who stressed the fundamental importance of obtaining more funding. “Always have a positive attitude and be strong,” Karnette said. “Get them to agree with you that you need
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funding. Find an area of agreement.” Following Karnette’s message, LBUSD Superintendent Chris Steinhauser said that amid the budget cuts and current obstacles, teachers and
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from Alcivar-McCoy. The Community Services director indicated that the decline in attendance has played a large part in the program’s budget problem. In addition, the state requirements for staff-child ratios make it difficult to continue the program as it is currently structured, Alcivar-McCoy confirmed. Two mothers who enrolled their kids in the Kids Kamp said Tuesday night they were concerned about their options and that childcare waiting lists are too long. “If this program is taken away from us, the parents will just start all over again. Just like me. What are we going to do? Where are we going to go?” said Alexandra Ramirez, a mother of a 9-year-old child. “We’re struggling too,” she said, asking the Council to take the parents into consideration. “I really hate to hear that
they’re going to discontinue the [before-school childcare]. That would really hurt me,” said Vanessa Robinson, another parent who said she used the program for her daughter in the mornings before school began. Signal Hill resident Sanjeev Thakkar said that his 6-year-old son has been enrolled now for his second year. Thakkar said he could find another program, but he questions what it would mean if the City does shut down the program now then restart it when it can afford it again. “It worries me a little bit, and that’s not really the type of community I want to live in… I’d like to think that we’re all neighbors and we take care of each other in good times and bad,” Thakkar said. “And it would be a little disheartening to see that, you know, because of certain budget constraints you guys are not taking care of
the young people in the community.” Even though the childcare program has only been serving about 15 kids, Vice Mayor Tina Hansen emphasized that the issue is part of a larger social problem for the city: young children whose parents have allowed them to stay on their own in the park and library for hours. The library staff offers homework help. There is a recreational program as well in the park. In these programs, kids can come and go at will without a requirement to have parents sign them in and out. “What do we do about those kids? We can’t turn our backs on those kids either,” said Hansen. “So… to me, it’s a larger picture.” “That’s a major decision that we have to make,” said Mayor Larry Forester in a Tuesday night interview. “It’s a $70,000 negative for us to continue it. That’s a lot of money. I mean, in today’s day, that could be half a police officer, etc. so we have to look at it very wisely.” Since the workshop was an informational meeting that highlighted the issues at stake, the Council did not make any financial decisions that evening. Forester warned that in addition to the childcare issues, the City will have to consider how the state budget may affect the city’s finances. State legislators have not come to a conclusion on whether to take away funding from redevelopment agencies in order to solve the state’s own budget deficit problems. “We have no idea what the state is going to take away from us still,” Forester said. “They’re still talking about redevelopment. They’re still talking about some other things. I think this was a very wise, thought-out, and I would say, a conservative budget.” The City Council will consider recommendations to adjust the next fiscal year’s budget at its meeting on June 21. The next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, June 7 at 7pm. ß
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Felicidad Marguerite (Ching) Zeilinger returned home to her heavenly Father on May 3, 2011 in irvine, CA. Ching was born in Manila, Philippines on October 25, 1922. She will now be with her beloved husband, robert; younger sister, Pilar; and brother, Fernando. She is survived by her daughter Jeanette; her three sons: William (a longtime Signal hill resident), Daniel, and ronald; two granddaughters; three grandsons and one great-grandson. She arrived in the u.S. by steamship in 1948 with her husband and eleven-monthold daughter Jeanette. ey traveled by train to nebraska where she gave birth to William in 1949 and Daniel in 1954. her culinary talents led her to a regular international cooking spot on local Tv and an appearance on the local Tv show of a young Johnny Carson in Omaha. She was an accomplished fashion designer and seamstress with her own business, and sang
soprano in the parish choir. in 1958 she took her three young children to join her husband who was working in Turkey. For the next ﬁve years she raised her family and was active in several international womens’ organizations. returning to the u.S. in 1963, the family moved to huntington Beach where she gave birth to ronald in 1964. Ching volunteered at the local elementary school and took up oil painting. She worked for a health care ﬁrm as a ﬁeld representative in the South Bay, long Beach, Signal hill area and at an Orange County savings & loan. upon retirement she continued painting until her physical health prevented it. her funeral mass was held May 10, 2011 at Blessed Sacrament Church. She is buried with her husband at e good Shepherd Cemetery in huntington Beach. e services were handled by Dilday Brothers Mortuary.
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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): FREDERICK CRAWFORD A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 11/15/2007 as Instrument No. 20072550404 in book xxx, page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/20/2011 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: $352,390.38 The purported property address is: 1903 TEMPLE AVE #313 SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 Assessor's Parcel No. 7216-021-102 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to Bank of America 475 Crosspoint Parkway Getzville NY 14068. Pursuant to California Civil Code 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 . If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 5/26/2011 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 rights' against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3986037 05/27/2011, 06/03/2011, 06/10/2011 TST3744 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09-0153503 Title Order No. 09-8-463330 Investor/Insurer No. 143482676 APN No. 7217-015-068 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/22/2006. 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 CYNTHIA A MOORE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 08/22/2006 and recorded 09/05/06, as Instrument No. 06 1968211, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 06/10/2011 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
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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: 2045 FREEMAN AVENUE, SIGNAL HILL, CA, 90755. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,095,908.28. 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: 01/15/2010 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# 3993545 05/20/2011, 05/27/2011, 06/03/2011
filed and/or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 05/13/11, First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers — FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916) 939-0772. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC May be Acting as a Debt Collector Attempting to Collect a Debt. Any Information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0181361 05/20/11, 05/27/11, 06/03/11
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TST3743 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 3947278 TS No.: 20089070810840 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:7214-009-028 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/14/05. 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. On June 9, 2011 at 11:30 AM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 04/26/05, as Instrument No. 05 0970186, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: MEKAMEH MIKI KHAJENOURI,. 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) At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. Mission Blvd. Pomona, CA.. 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 described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 7214-009-028. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2500 E WILLOW ST UNIT # 203, 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, 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 and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $235,123.63. 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. 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 Trustee. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is
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TST3747 notiCe of trUStee'S Sale t.S. no gM-271146C loan no 7473520757 insurer no. 19080619 yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt dated 04/13/2007. 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 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. the sale will be made; but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said deed of trust. the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. trUStor: gregory t. ZaBloCKi, a Single Man recorded 04/20/2007 as instrument no. 20070950740 in Book xx, page xx of official records in the office of the recorder of los angeles County, California, date of Sale: 06/14/2011 at 10:30 a.M. Place of Sale: at the West side of the los angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, Ca 90650 Property address is purported to be: 2001 e 21St #131 Signal Hill, Ca 90755 aPn#: 7215-019-095 the total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $276,209.59, 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: 05/13/2011 exeCUtive trUStee ServiCeS, inC 2255 north ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank, Ca 91504-3120 Sale line: 714-730-2727 lleanna Petersen, trUStee Sale offiCer aSaP# 3981944 05/20/2011, 05/27/2011, 06/03/2011 TST3741 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARION F. MCCALLEN CASE NO. BP128467 to all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the Will or estate, or both of Marion f. MCCallen. a Petition for ProBate has been filed by SHaron MCCallen in the Superior Court of California, County of loS angeleS. tHe Petition for ProBate requests that SHaron MCCallen be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. tHe Petition requests the decedent’s Will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. the Will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. tHe Petition requests authority to administer the estate under the independent administration of estates act with limited authority. (this authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) the independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
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Signed: Patricia Harris. 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 May 1, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on May 3, 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: May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011. TST3738 / 2011 023840 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. KMB eleCtriC, 2. Kelly tHe HandyMan, 4126 elm ave. #104, long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: Kelly M. Bray, 4126 elm ave. #104, long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Kelly M. Bray. 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 april 26, 2010. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on May 5, 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: May 13, 20, 27, & June 3, 2011. TST3740 / 2011 026280 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: Moonlitening Wax & PoliSH, enterPriSeS, 1126 n. Marine ave., Wilmington, Ca 90744. registrant: Carl Ballantyne, 1126 n. Marine ave., Wilmington, Ca 90744. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Carl Ballantyne. 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 May 10, 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: May 13, 20, 27, & June 3, 2011. TST3748 / 2011 028334 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. tUttle CaMeraS, 2. tUttle CaMeraS, inC., 4019 atlantic ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: tUttle CaMera, inC., 4019 atlantic ave., long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: eric vitwar, President. 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 May 12, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on May 12, 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: May 20, 27, & June 3, 10, 2011. TST3750 / 2011 013153 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: SenMar CoUrier ServiCeS, 2713 W. 84th Street, inglewood, Ca 90305. registrant: Senvia d. fergUSon CooK, 2713 W. 84th Street, inglewood, Ca 90305. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Senvia d. ferguson Cook. the registrant has not begun to transact business
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under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on april 21, 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: May 20, 27, & June 3, 10, 2011. TST3751 / 2011 026235 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: reSort indUStry ServiCeS, 1012 e. luray St., long Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: MigUel a. roJaS Jr., 1012 luray St., long Beach, Ca 90807. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Miguel a. rojas Jr. 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 May 9, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on May 9, 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: May 20, 27, & June 3, 10, 2011. TST3756 / 2011 027791 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. tHe lUnCH Box, 2. tHe to go Box, 3. tHe dinner Bell, 252 Harcourt St., long Beach, Ca 90805. registrant: Sonya r. CorteZ, 252 Harcourt St., long Beach, Ca 90805. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Sonya r. Cortez. 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 May 12, 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: May 27, & June 3, 10, 17, 2011. TST3757 / 2011 035096 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: a HaPPy Palate, 1535 termino ave. P1, long Beach, Ca 90804. registrant: nanette farMer, 1535 termino ave. P1, long Beach, Ca 90804. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: nanette farmer. 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 May 23, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on May 23, 2011. notiCe: this fictitious busi-
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ness 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: May 27, & June 3, 10, 17, 2011. TST3758 / 2011 017382 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: dlUvZ, 264 la verne ave., long Beach, Ca 90803. registrant: diana Wong, 264 la verne ave., long Beach, Ca 90803. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: diana Wong. 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 april 27, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on april 27, 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
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After being criticized for poor performance, Dodgers’ Kemp is now bouncing back Tamara Latta Sports Writer
Last year was a beastly season for the Los Ang e l e s D o d g e r s ’s Matt Kemp, as he dated a well-known pop diva by the name of Rihanna. After a slow start swinging his bat, media outlets slandered Kemp, blaming his former girlfriend for his performance on the field. He was la-
beled as “being unfocused and distracted.” Dating one of the world’s most popular pop stars can become overwhelming. If you are a high-profile athlete dating a well-known pop star, there are going to be ups and downs, which will eventually affect your career. Outlets reported that their romance ended in December 2010. After being the headline of every entertainment blog, Kemp caught heat from Joe Torre, his former manager, and general manager Ned
Colletti. Torre benched Kemp, and Coletti deplored Kemp publicly about his lack of performance on defense. This year has changed; he’s getting praised for being the leader in the clubhouse and waking up his bat. You can most definitely tell that Kemp hit the “refresh” button and he’s having an outstanding season. He’s on a roll with 12 homers already this season. He finished last year with 28 homeruns. Kemp has also hit a spark, as he reached his 100th career homer against the Astros on
Monday. One thing the Dodgers were missing last season in the clubhouse was leadership. After a rocky season and Torre retiring, the organization was left unsure. But Kemp refreshed over the offseason and came back ready to take control. He felt the heat and the pressure, and he knew he had to carry the team on his back. So far, we can say that Kemp is improving every day on the field and in the clubhouse. You can see it physically and mentally.
He’s in a better place this year. This is the Kemp I was use to seeing two years ago, the smile, the positive energy, and just motivated to play the game. The Dodgers aren’t having a superior season, but they are becoming better. You can see that the players want to win and bring back the fight and hunger they had in 2009. After a tough loss on Monday against the Astros, Kemp sent out a message via Twitter to all the Dodgers fans. “To all my real Dodger fans stay positive and have
faith!!! We [are going to] turn this thing around. [We’ve got a] lot of baseball left to play!!” he tweeted. Kemp has always had the potential to be one of the best center fielders in baseball. He is in the last season of his contract, and he’s showing that he’s on his way to stardom. The Dodgers will have to find a way to sign Kemp to a long-term deal in order to hold on to his rights. If the Dodgers are unable to sign him and another team snatches him, the new team will be rewarded.
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NOTICE OF DIVIDED PUBLICATION Made pursuant to Section 3381, Revenue and Taxation Code Pursuant to Sections 3381 through 3385, Revenue and Taxation Code, the Notice of Power to Sell Tax-Defaulted Property in and for Los Angeles County, State of California, has been divided and distributed to various newspapers of general circulation published in the County. A portion of the list appears in each of such newspapers. NOTICE OF IMPENDING POWER TO SELL TAX-DEFAULTED PROPERTY Made pursuant to Section 3361, Revenue and Taxation Code Notice is hereby given that real property taxes and assessments on the parcels described below will have been defaulted five or more years, or, in the case of nonresidential commercial property, property on which a nuisance abatement lien has been recorded or that can serve the public benefit by providing housing or services directly related to low-income persons when three or more years have elapsed and a request has been made by a city, county, city and county, or nonprofit organization that property will become subject to the Tax Collector’s power to sell.
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MARK J. SALADINO TREASURER AND TAX COLLECTOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES,STATE OF CALIFORNIA PARCEL NUMBERING SYSTEM EXPLANATION The Assessor’s Identification Number (AIN), when used to describe property in this list, refers to the Assessor’s map book, the map page, the block on the map, if applicable, and the individual parcel on the map page or in the block. The Assessor’s maps and further explanation of the parcel numbering system are available in the Assessor’s Office, 500 West Temple Street, Room 225, Los Angeles, California 90012. The real property that is the subject of this notice is situated in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and is described as follows: PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN YEAR 2008 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENT, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 4394 $7,944.47 SOLANO,BRENDA P TR BRENDA P SOLANO TRUST SITUS:1530 E WARDLOW RD LONG BEACH CA 90807-4806 AIN: 7148-019-032 4420 $67,609.20 2800 WALNUT LLC SITUS:2800 WALNUT AVE SIGNAL HILL CA 90755-1834 AIN: 7212007-056 4422 $21,090.19 COVENANT CONNECTION MINISTRIES INC AIN: 7212-009-017 PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN YEAR 2006 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENT, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 4416 $29.79 BAURHENN,JOHN J AND ETHEL B SITUS:762 E VERNON ST LONG BEACH CA 908062727 AIN: 7211-006-026 4417 $15,381.22 KATz,MARIE J SITUS:2372 ATLANTIC AVE LONG BEACH CA 90806-3220 AIN: 7211-008009 4418 $712.29 PRUITT,CARL SITUS:2280 MYRTLE AVE LONG BEACH CA 90806-4438 AIN: 7211-015-003 4419 $38,875.53 KIRLINGITIS,LISA TR HILLSIG TRUST SITUS:2317 ORANGE AVE SIGNAL HILL CA 90755-3531 AIN: 7211-019-029 4423 $300.87 SPROUFFSKE,STEEN D SITUS:2209 BAY VIEW DR SIGNAL HILL CA 90755-3777 AIN: 7215-014-065 4424 $2,578.39 LEONARDI,MARCELO J AND AKERS,KENDRA M SITUS:1903 TEMPLE AVE UNIT 305 SIGNAL HILL CA 90755-5610 AIN: 7216-021-109 PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN YEAR 2002 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENT, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001-2002 4421 $5,182.33 STEINBERGER,ROBERT G SITUS:2882 GUNDRY AVE SIGNAL HILL CA 90755-1813 AIN: 7212-008-097
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