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Facing new challenger and redistricting, eighth-district An inspiration to many,‘Wheely Willy’ candidate considering strategies to win council seat commemorated with mosaic plaque Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer

It was a day of remembrance and celebration for a tiny dog that left a big impact on not only the Long Beach animal community, but also those less fortunate. Wheely Willy, an abandoned dog who became the face of unsheltered animals, was commemorated last Sunday, July 10, with 7th District Councilmember 8th District Councilmember Potential candidates Mike Kowal (above left) and Al Austin (above a brief ceremony and mosaic plaque James Johnson Rae Gabelich right) have filed papers to run for the 8th District Council seat. presented by Long Beach Animal CJ Dablo estate broker had already announced ordinance that reflects the latest Care Services and Friends of Long Staff Writer his intention to run for the eighth redistricting map, Kowal will find district council seat that would be himself in the seventh district and Community activist Mike Kowal open next year after the current ineligible to run in the eighth. The isn’t giving up on his plan to run for council member, Rae Gabelich, fin- City Council will review the new a spot on the Long Beach City ished her term. The City Council plan and the ordinance at the next elections for the second, fourth, Council meeting on July 19. Council. Kowal lives in the Los Cerritos When the Long Beach City sixth and eighth districts will be in neighborhood on Pine Avenue. He Council voted earlier this month to April 2012. The new redistricting plan pro- said that his home is just 200 feet adopt a new redistricting map, Kowal, an eighth district resident, poses to use Bixby Road as one of south of Bixby Road. He’s that close acknowledged that the new plan the major dividing lines between the to remaining in the eighth district. would move him to an entirely dif- seventh and eighth districts. If the ferent district. In April, the real City Council fully approves the see REDISTRICTING page 11

Beach Animals (FOLBA). “Being a celebrity did not change Willy. He did not let it go to his head,” said Lynda Montgomery, Animal Match Rescue Team volunteer, at the event. “He was always humble. Deborah, on the other hand, turned into a terrible diva.” The humorous introduction given by Montgomery set the stage for the remainder of the ceremony, which turned into a light-hearted affair as see WHEELY WILLY page 14

Supervisor Knabe facing county redistricting, weekend closure of I-405 Steven Piper Staff Writer

Los Angeles County Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe oversees a geographical area stretching from Avalon on Catalina Island to Hacienda Heights in northeast LA County, and the demands of his job are as diverse as the areas that he represents. In a July 8 newsletter, Knabe explained the current events of the fourth district, including this weekend’s closure of interstate 405 and the county’s redistricting process, an effort that has been taking place separately from the City of Long Beach’s recent endeavors to reshape its nine districts. So far, there are two proposals to redraw the county’s fourth district, and one of them would move the cities of Signal Hill and Long Beach from Knabe’s representation into the third county district, which is

represented by Zev Yaroslavsky. The second of the two plans– referred to as the benchmark plan– would only move 150,000 constituents, leaving Long Beach and Signal Hill under Knabe's supervision. “There are actually two plans that will be reviewed at Wednesday’s [Boundary Review Committee] (BRC) meeting,” said Fourth District Press Deputy Cheryl Burnett. “The first plan is referred to as the benchmark plan… The second plan has more significant changes. Overall, 3.4 million people across the county would be reassigned. It would move Signal Hill and Long Beach into the third district.” Following the federal census, the County of Los Angeles– consisting of five districts– must undergo a redistricting process every 10 years in order to ensure equal representation. Knabe’s office has been urging constituents to submit letters of

opinion to the County’s BRC, suggesting that they should voice a desire for their locality to remain under Knabe’s supervision. A predrafted letter can be found on the county supervisor’s website, knabe.com. The last BRC meeting and opportunity for public comment on proposed maps was on Wednesday, July 13, and by the end of July the BRC will adopt a final redistricting plan, which will be proposed to the Board of Supervisors when a majority vote– six of the 10 members– is reached. The final redistricting ordinance is expected to become effective this September. Meanwhile, drivers should be aware of the 53-hour shutdown of Interstate 405 between the I-10 and 101 highway. The freeway must be closed to protect the public while the Mulholland Bridge is demolsee KNABE page 14

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Deborah Turner, who would ultimately be Willy’s owner for 19 years, first discovered him at an animal hospital after he was abandoned in a cardboard box, paralyzed, with his vocal cords severed.


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Eye on Crime Crimes reported by the LBPD July 6–11 • Council Districts 6 (North of PCH) 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River & North to Del Amo Blvd.) Wednesday, July 6 Felony Suspect Arrested 2pm– City of Compton Officers on patrol located a stolen vehicle and attempted to detain the driver. The suspect fled, and a perimeter was established with the assistance of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The male adult suspect was located within the perimeter and taken into custody. The suspect also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Burglary 4:30pm– 4200 block of Atlantic Avenue A local business was burglarized

Saturday, July 9 Arson 11:30pm– 3700 block of Pacific Avenue A victim discovered his vehicle had been burglarized and its interior burned. Arson investigators responded to investigate the crime.

during the night. Patrol officers responded to investigate the crime. Traffic Accident 11am– Bixby Road and Cherry Avenue A vehicle struck an adult male bicyclist. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing.

Sunday, July 10 Robbery 1am– Elm Avenue and Norton Street Two male adults robbed a male adult at gunpoint of his personal belongings. The victim was not injured, and the suspects fled prior to police arriving.

Friday, July 8 Robbery 1am– 300 block of E. Willow Street A local business was robbed at gunpoint by a male suspect who fled prior to police arriving. There were no injuries reported.

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LBPD sobriety checkpoint results in 7 DUIs, 4 misdemeanor arrests On Saturday, July 9, the Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) traffic division conducted a checkpoint to screen for impaired and unlicensed drivers at Anaheim Street and Freeman Avenue from 6pm to 2am the next day. During the eight-hour operation, which was aided by Long Beach Police Explorers and Long Beach Search and Rescue, 469 vehicles passed through the checkpoint with 189 being screened, resulting in the following statistics: • seven arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) • four misdemeanor arrests • 16 cited for unlicensed driving • seven cited for driving with a suspended license • 16 vehicles impounded • six vehicles stored • 16 other miscellaneous traffic citations issued

DUI checkpoints are a vital component in the fight against both impaired and unlicensed driving, according to the LBPD. “Drunk Driving– Over the Limit, Under Arrest” is the name of the 2011 campaign to bring awareness to this issue. Nationally, impaired driving caused by alcohol and/or drugs causes one death every 33 minutes. Sobriety checkpoints have been proven to reduce these types of driving-related collisions by removing such drivers from the streets. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Safety Administration. For further information, contact Traffic Section Sergeant Ernie Kohagura at (562) 5705737. ß

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On Sunday, June 26, 2011, the Long Beach Police Department issued a news release asking for the public’s help in solving the murder of 29-yearold Philip Victor Williamson of Los Angeles, who was found shot in an alley in the 1500 block of Pine Avenue on March 24, 2011. Long Beach Police Department homicide detectives were in Chico, California, from June 26 through June 28, investigating the murder and trying to determine if the victim’s involvement in the distribution of marijuana to medical marijuana collectives played a role in his death A public information bulletin was passed out in several neighborhoods frequented by Williamson in Chico, and news media covered the investigation updates in both the Chico and Los Angeles areas. These efforts have provided additional leads in the case that investigators are following. Detectives have

located surveillance video from a convenience store in the Los Angeles/Beverly Hills area depicting a male subject wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants making a purchase the day of the murder and leaving in a late-model Toyota 4Runner. The receipt for this purchase was later found inside the victim’s residence. Detectives are releasing this video footage, along with a stock photo of a black 2002 Toyota 4Runner. This stock photo depicts the same model, year and color of the SUV the subject was driving and detectives are attempting to locate. Anyone with information regarding this vehicle or its owner, or with information relating to this case, is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Donald Goodman at (562) 5707244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting tipsoft.com. ß


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Junior League awards 45-year member with its highest honor, hosting three mixers for prospective members The nonprofit Junior League of Long Beach (JLLB) has honored Susan Bell with its Helen D. Newcomb Award as part of its recent awards and installation banquet at the Long Beach Marriott. The organization’s top honor is given annually to a member who embodies the league’s mission and serves as a mentor and role model to others. “Susan Bell demonstrates a true passion and commitment to volunteerism and civic leadership,” said the league’s president, Samantha Fabrigas. “The JLLB stands on the shoulders of great women like Susan, who began her volunteer training in our league. We are proud to honor her excellence with this top award.” Bell joined JLLB more than 45 years ago and has served in several leadership positions throughout the years, both as an active and sustaining member. She is known for her energy, doing her homework, and always having a positive attitude, according to Fabrigas. In addition to giving her time and talent to the JLLB, Bell has also volunteered with many other organizations in the Long Beach community, including CAMEO Professional Auxiliary Assistance League of Long Beach, Long Beach Cancer League, Long Beach Day Nursery, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association, Long Beach Children’s Dental Health Foundation, Long Beach Child Net, and many other local youth organizations. “I am honored to be held in such esteemed company as Helen D. Newcomb and am proud to embody her legacy with this award,” Bell said. “I credit my volunteer training to the Junior League of Long Beach and cannot speak highly enough of this dynamic organization of women and of the wonderful friends I have made here.” Bell and her husband, Dr. Richard Bell, are longtime residents

of Long Beach and have been married nearly 51 years. They have two sons, Latham and Bryant, and one daughter, Katie, as well as three grandchildren. Susan enjoys spending much of her time with her grandkids by serving as a volunteer in public schools (VIPS). The Helen D. Newcomb Award was established in 1995 in honor of the JLLB’s first president. This leadership award recognizes Newcomb’s memory and lifetime commitment to the Junior League and the Long Beach community. The JLLB will host three Prospective New Member Mixers in July and August. All JLLB summer mixers are free to attend, start at 6:30pm, and are held at local Long Beach locations: Monday, July 18, El Torito, 6605 Pacific Coast Highway; Thursday, Aug. 4, El Torito, Long Beach Town Center, 7591 Carson Blvd.; and Wednesday, Aug. 10, El Torito, 3301 Atlantic Ave. “Women who desire to make a positive impact in the community, seek opportunities for personal and leadership development, and wish to make new connections with other like-minded women are encouraged to join us for a fun and informative evening to get to know more about the Junior League of Long Beach,” said JLLB President Samantha Fabrigas. JLLB is offering these three

SH Fresh & easy store offering free public BBQ Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has again partnered with Neil Strawder, a.k.a. Bigmista, an award-winning grilling expert, to barbeque for its customers at various stores throughout the summer. He’ll be cooking up the Grill Pack, which was the company’s number-one selling grilling item last summer, along with high-quality sides for customers, all free of charge. Fresh & Easy is also looking for the next great summer side dish to

sell in its stores. To submit a recipe,visit freshandeasy.com/bbq, and submit the ingredients, recipe and a photo. The grand-prize winner’s recipe will be sold in Fresh & Easy stores, and the winner will receive a $500 gift card and a new grill. Three finalists will be given a new grill and a $100 gift card. Fresh & Easy is inviting the public to enjoy the free barbecue at its Signal Hill store, 2475 Cherry Ave. on Friday, July 15 from 5pm to 7pm, or while supplies last. ß

Part of 405 to be closed all weekend for demolition of Mullholland Bridge The closure of the I-405 between the US 101 and the I-10 will begin at 7pm on Friday, July 15 and end at 6am on Monday, July 18. On Friday, July 15, ramps along the 10-mile closure will begin to be shut down as early as 7pm, and closure of freeway lanes will begin at 10pm to ensure full freeway closure

by midnight. The closure will continue until 5am Monday. Ramps and connectors will be reopened by 6am. The planned 53-hour freeway closure is needed in order to demolish and reconstruct the Mulholland Bridge in the Sepulveda Pass of Los Angeles. ß

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PET-FRIENDlY HElP What Volunteers needed for pet appreciation fair and walk Who Friends of Long Beach Animals When Through Oct. 8 Where El Dorado Park, 7550 E. Spring St., LB More Info Help is needed in the areas of registration, entertainment, exhibitors, food, logistics, sponsors, parking and many more. Contact nancylewisphn@yahoo.com. NoW HEAR THIS What Free exhibit of hearing devices Who Hearing Loss Association of Long Beach/Lakewood When Friday, July 15 from 10am to noon Where Craft Room of the Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood More Info Hands-on examination of devices, information on how they work and where they can be purchased. Contact (562) 425-5651 or hlalongbeachlakewood.org.

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opportunities to provide potential new members a glimpse into the women’s organization and a chance to make an impact on the Long Beach community. Not just a volunteer organization, JLLB is a learning organization specializing in training that helps develop important skills to be applied in careers and life. Training includes experience in grant writing, finance, event coordination, fundraising, and more. To RSVP for any of the three summer mixers or to acquire more information, contact Shannon Spurgin at JLLBshannon @gmail.com or (562) 858-7997. ß

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Question: the scanner on my HP deskjet all-in-one printer isn’t working. What do you suggest? Answer: all-in-one printers are so inexpensive now. Price one out. they run approximately $100 - $150. Printer, Copier, Scanner and fax. i hate to say this because i am in the repair business, but put your money on buying new. the average repair cost, if parts are available, exceed the cost of new. the printer manufactures are making their profits in selling those ever replacing cartridges. they are practically giving the a-i-o printers away. if you send it into the manufacture for repair, they will more than likely, upgrade you to the newest model at a discounted trade-in rate. different cartridges, hence more revenue. if you send it in for warranty repair, they will probably replace your unit for the same reason. Keep this in mind, Color laserjet a-i-o printers are dropping in price. laserjet , per page, is less expensive and you will get more mileage per cartridge than inkjet solutions. note to self: invest in landfill futures!

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TECHNoloGICAl FINDS What Digital clean-up Who City of Long Beach When Saturday, July 16 from 10am to 1pm Where Meet at the Kress Market, 443 Pine Ave., LB More Info Participants will canvas downtown neighborhoods using their Smartphones and the GoLongBeach application to report graffiti, potholes and other issues for the City to address. Lunch will be provided. Contact the office of Councilmember Robert Garcia at (562) 570-6919. MoNEY-SAVING TIPS What Free workshop “How to Pay for College Without Going Broke” Who College Planning of Greater Long Beach When Saturday, July 16 from 11:15am to 12:45pm Where Iacoboni Library, 4990 Clark Ave., Lakewood More Info College planning expert Skip Dawson will conduct the workshop geared towards parents of high school students. Seating is limited. Contact (888) 236-0625 or collegeplanningoflb.com to reserve seats. MEMoIRS IN THE MAKING What Shaping Your Memoir: A Memoir Workshop and Open Mic Who California Writers Club of Long Beach When Saturday, July 16, 3pm to 5pm Where Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr., LB More Info Panelists Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D and Allene Symons will conduct the free workshop and share tips for writing and shaping a memoir. Attendees are encouraged to bring a memoir in-progress. Contact Allene Symons at (714) 571-0767 or calwriterslongbeach.org. FAMIlY TIES What Free genealogy workshop Who Long Beach Branch NAACP When Sunday, July 17 from 3pm to 4pm Where Ernest McBride, Sr. Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Blvd., LB More Info Genealogist, author and historian Aaron L. Day will conduct the workshop “Finding Your Ancestors and Developing Your Family Tree.” Contact Naomi Rainey, president of the Long Beach Branch NAACP, at (562) 856-7586. WANA KNoW WHAT’S GoING oN? What Community meeting Who Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance (WANA) When Monday, July 18 from 7pm to 9pm Where Veterans Park Social Hall, 101 E. 28th St., LB More Info Guest speaker will be Long Beach City Manager Pat West. Meet & greet from 6:45pm to 7pm. Enjoy coffee, desserts and other refreshments provided by WANA volunteers. Parking and onsite childcare also provided at no charge. Call Maria at (562) 427-5021 or email wrigleyalliance@msn.com. CoMMUNITY CHAT What North Long Beach community assembly Who Ninth District of Long Beach When Saturday, July 23 from 9am to noon Where Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., LB More Info Updates to be provided from North Long Beach neighborhood associations, city departments, and other community initiatives. Contact office manager Kari Faithful at (562) 570-6137 or kari.faithful@longbeach.gov. SNAP AND Go What Free travel photography class Who The Brewitt Neighborhood Library Where Community room, 4036 E. Anaheim St., LB When Thursday, July 28 from 6pm to 7pm More Info Photography professional from Tuttle Cameras will teach the class, which is suitable for adults and teens. Contact Julianna Robbins at (562) 570-1040 or julianna.robbins@lbpl.prg. WEEKEND BARGAINS What Rummage sale Who California Heights United Methodist Church Where 3759 Orange Ave., LB When Friday, Aug. 5 from 8:30am to 7:30pm and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 8:30am to noon More Info Contact (562) 595-1996 or calheightsumc.org.


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I just received an invitation via Facebook to my Uncle Ken’s birthday party taking place in Ohio later this month. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend the festivities. Logistics and budget constraints will keep me closer to home, although I would love to be there to help him celebrate his big 8-0! Thinking about Uncle Ken’s party got me started reminiscing about the big 90th birthday party Steve and I threw for Mom back in 2009. Gosh, time flies! It’s so hard to believe that her party was nearly two years ago. Most folks only celebrate BIG birthdays– you know what I mean– the ones that end in 0 or 5. For us, every birthday of Mom’s is a big deal. As most of our readers know, Mom was diagnosed with stage-four ovarian cancer in 2008 and was only given a few months to live. Thanks to my doctor, Dr. Bitter, we were referred to Long Beach oncologist Robert Nagourney, M.D. for a second opinion. Dr. Nagourney’s quick assessment and

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Banking on it Yesterday night [Tuesday, July 12], the Long Beach City Council made significant progress in expanding banking opportunities to underserved communities. We approved a multi-year contract with Union Bank that will not only provide savings to the City, but create traditional banking services in west and north Long Beach, and retain a Community Bank in central Long Beach. A couple of months ago, the Council had received a proposal to enter into a new banking contract that would not have expanded services into unserved communities. However, thanks to the Council’s leadership– especially from Councilmembers James Johnson, Steve Neal and Rae Gabelich– we asked for and got a new contract with new services and a better deal for taxpayers. Currently, residents in west Long Beach and north Long Beach have no access to banking services. Instead, they are surrounded by predatory lenders and check-cashing stores with outrageous interest rates. This new contract will provide these communities with full-service ATMs. Additionally, the contract will keep the Union Bank community bank on Atlantic Avenue in central Long Beach open. A special thanks to our City’s financial staff who worked very hard on this deal. robert garcia Long Beach councilmember 1st District

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I find myself puzzled at the Long Beach City Council procedures of July 5, 2011 wherein the City Council appeared to accept (without public input) a map of proposed revised boundaries for the 8th district. I invite correction if my understanding of the facts is wrong. This is what I believe took place: 1) Before attending the meeting, the public had maps of two proposed boundaries dividing the 7th and 8th districts. One was Councilmember James Johnson’s proposed map, which had been previously prepared by a 5-4 vote of the Council. The second was Councilmember Rae Gabelich’s proposed map in response. Prior to the July 5 council meeting, both Johnson and Gabelich had held public meetings wherein the two proposals were discussed. Therefore, the public attended the July 5 City Council meeting well informed of the pending decision to approve one of these two maps. 2) During the City Council meeting, time was allotted to the public to present their views on these maps. 3) After the public discussion was duly concluded, Councilperson Johnson (for the first time) moved that a new and different map (never previously disclosed to the public, even at the public meetings he himself had called) be accepted. His motion was seconded, and his map was accepted without public discussion. The meeting closed. I realize that there will be two more council meetings (July 19 and Aug. 2). These will probably be attended by those members of the public who have already spent their valuable time studying and discussing a plan which (it would seem) Councilperson Johnson himself foresaw might not meet public acceptance on July 5. Although he already obviously had another plan before that council meeting, he concealed that one from the public and only revealed it at the end of the session. I am not saying that Councilperson Johnson did anything wrong; however, if the facts as I see them are correct, this is the type of behavior which would be a credit to a cunning poker player trying to win the pot, rather than to someone trying to serve the public good. Jeremiah Flanigan Long Beach

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Safety tips to keep children healthy and happy in summer councilmember Dee Andrews joins By Danny Luna The summer season is always an exciting one for children and their families. Backpacks and homework assignments are set aside, and the rafts and noodles are pulled out for family trips to the community pool or beach. While this seems to be the most carefree time for kids and their families, summer is actually one of the most dangerous. Make sure to take proper safety precautions during fun summer activities. Water Safety Tips Swimming and playing in water can be fun for children and good exercise, but you should take certain precautions to prevent your child from drowning. • Never let your child swim in any body of water without an adult watching. • Be sure the adult watching your child knows how to swim, get emergency help and perform CPR. • Keep a life-preserver in the pool area. • Teach your child safety rules and make sure they are obeyed: never swim alone; never dive into water except when permitted by an adult; and always use a life jacket when on a boat, fishing or playing in a river or stream. • Teach your child to swim once he or she is ready (usually around 5 years old).

Proper Sunscreen Application For kids age 6 months and older, select an SPF of 15 or higher to prevent sunburn. Choose a sunscreen that states on the label that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays (referred to as “broadspectrum” sunscreen). To avoid possible skin allergy, avoid sunscreens with PABA, and if your child has sensitive skin, look for a product with the active ingredient titanium dioxide (a chemical-free block). • For sunscreen to do its job, it must be applied correctly: • Apply sunscreen generously whenever your child will be in the sun. • Apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before kids go outside. • Don’t forget about lips, hands, ears, feet, shoulders and behind the neck. • Reapply sunscreen often. • Apply a waterproof sunscreen if kids will be around water or swimming. Helmet Safety Bikes and skateboards are the main methods of transportation for many kids throughout the summer. Parents should always keep in mind that wearing a helmet is critical to avoid head trauma should a fall or accident occur. • Helmets should have a sticker that says it meets standards set by

the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). • Ensure your child’s bike helmet fits properly– it shouldn’t be too small or too big. • Always wear a helmet. • Reinforce positive behavior, and set a good example by having parents and other adults wear their helmets as well. • If your child does fall down, be sure to get a new helmet; they don’t work as well after a major crash. • Make sure your child knows how to wear helmets properly: the helmet should be level and cover child’s forehead; a good rule of thumb is to position the helmet two fingers above the eyebrows; the strap should always be fastened; and make sure the straps are adjusted so they’re snug enough that you can’t pull or twist the helmet around their head. Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach wants to ensure the most fun time of year for kids and families is also the safest. Follow the above safety tips for the most common summertime activities to keep children healthy and happy during this care-free time of year. Danny Luna is an injury prevention coordinator for the Family Safety Coalition at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. ß

LB Memorial to offer cancer wellness retreat for women On Saturday, July 23, the MemorialCare Breast Center at Long Beach Memorial will sponsor a wellness retreat at their campus for women with breast, ovarian and gynecologic cancers. The retreat, presented by the Women Guiding Women: Cancer Support and Education program at the Breast Center, will feature presentations by leading physicians from the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute (TCI) at Long Beach Memorial and other neighboring hospitals. Topics discussed will cover cancer survival skills and physical and psychosocial cancer care. The goal of the retreat is to provide women with the support that goes beyond medical treatment and to introduce them to other survivors and the resources available at the Breast Center. Psychiatrist and medical director of the psychosocial oncology program at TCI, Mariusz Wirga, M.D., will kick off the retreat by explaining the science behind the health value of humor, laughter and play. The psychosocial programs at TCI help patients improve their quality of life by reframing their way of thinking and helping them with the physical and emotional aspects of cancer. The psychosocial team brings a sense of familiarity and bond between patients and the healthcare team and ensures that patients and their families receive support, encouragement and access to community resources. “Taking care of the emotional aspects and the stress of cancer not only improves an individual’s quality of life but is important to survival,” said Wirga. “Everyone does their best to cope with cancer, but there is always room for joy and laughter which is a significant part of the healing process.” Additionally, Homayoon Sanati, M.D., medical director, MemorialCare Breast Center, will be presenting updates from the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. The retreat will take place from 9:30am to 12:30pm and is open to patients, their loved ones and the public. The retreat will be at Houssels Forum on the campus of Long

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Sixth District Councilmember Dee Andrews, along with NFL player Desean Jackson and his mother Gayle Jackson, will host a free Family Health & Safety Resource Fair with a Focus on Pancreatic Cancer on Saturday, July 16 from 10am to 4pm, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. The community event will include more than 10 different free health screenings provided by St. Mary Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. In addition, there will be indoor presentations highlighting health, safety and good eating habits, and open discussion about pancreatic, breast and colon cancer. “Many people tell me they want to look better, feel better, and live happier, more fulfilling lives,” Andrews said. “The only way to get there is by focusing on our health and safety.” Desean Jackson, a Polytechnic High School graduate who currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, lost his father to pancreatic cancer two years ago and wants to assist in getting the word out on this often undetected disease. “It feels so wonderful to be able to come back to my home town and

give back,” Desean said. “Our health is something that we sometimes take for granted, and this event has the resources to get us back on track.” Desean and Gayle created Foundation 10 as a way to give back to the community. When asked why she was so passionate about creating this fair, Gayle said, “One of the conditions of pancreatic cancer is that most times you don’t know you have it until the disease is in its later stages.” In her husband’s case, like many others with this type of cancer, there were no red flags prior to the diagnosis. As such, Desean established Foundation 10 and is co-hosting this event to ensure the public has the proper knowledge about pancreatic cancer and to raise enough money to find a cure. The fair will also have free family activities such as games and face painting, with free healthy snacks provided by Whole Foods. Participants can enjoy outdoor yoga, stress-relieving activities, breathing techniques, and spokenword performances on the main stage. ----------------------MORE INFORMATION (562) 570-6816

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cambodia Town to unveil its first street sign at community event Sixth District Councilmember Dee Andrews and Cambodia Town, Inc. will host the unveiling of the first street sign designating the Cambodia Town Cultural District at 602 E. Anaheim St. at 10am on Saturday, July 16. The program will include traditional Cambodian practices such as blessings by Buddhist monks, a ceremonial dance, remarks by Andrews and key Cambodia Town board officers, and a plaque presentation to the designation sign sponsors. This event is the result of many years of community advocacy. On July 3, 2007, the City Council of Long Beach approved the designation of Cambodia Town on Anaheim Street. Andrews has been working with Cam-

bodian Town, Inc. for a number of years to create a model program to designate areas of interest in Long Beach. “This street sign unveiling is the first implementation of a pilot program that will enrich the city culturally and economically,” Andrews said. “Long Beach is rich with cultural influences like Cambodia, and it is important to showcase these vital treasures.” Funds to cover the costs of signs and their installation will be provided by donations from private citizens. “This is a pilot program that shows what can happen when a community decides to work hard together and to never give up,” said Sithea San, outgoing chair of Cambodia Town, Inc. “We want Cambodia Town to become a

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With Independence Day rapidly receding in the rearview mirror, we’ve turned the corner on summer. But don’t be sad. I have some good news. You still have time for a second round of tomato planting! With the warm days, warm nights and warm soil, it’s an even better time to plant than spring. Your plants will take off quickly and you’ll have plenty of time to toss those tasty fla-

vor bombs into caprese, gazpacho, or a simple tomato-and-mayo sandwich. Nearly all– 95 percent– of American gardeners plant at least one tomato. And it’s not hard to see why. Bred for shipping but not for flavor, the grocery store version is hard and tasteless. A homegrown tomato is so worth the effort. If you only grow one edible this year, make it a tomato. But which one? Our area is perfect tomato-growing territory. We can choose from hundreds. My favorite is Sungold, a forgiving cherry type that keeps producing luscious, sweet fruit even when I forget to water it and don’t give it enough sun. Always

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grow a cherry tomato. It will make you happy after the bigger tomatoes let you down, falling victim to pests, disease or general malaise. Other area favorites include tastetest winner “Carbon,” one of the darkest of the black tomatoes. This gets high marks for productivity overall but is currently sulking in my raised bed– not enough sun. Give big-fruited tomatoes like this at least eight hours of sun a day. Hybrid “Early Girl” may not sound as exciting as some of the heirlooms, yet it beat them in a blind taste. There are some tomato snobs who will only grow heirlooms. They’re missing out on some great taste!

“Green Zebra” has a snappy flavor with green-striped gold coloring. Mine succumbed to some type of creeping blight last year, but I enjoyed it while it lasted. If you’re lusting after a yellow tomato– absolutely gorgeous on a plate mixed with red tomatoes– try disease-resistant hybrid “Lemon Boy.” I grew one last year and was

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Francisco Hernandez (left), pictured with legislative assistant Thorne Maginnis from US Rep. Laura Richardson’s office, is studying physiological science at Long Beach City College.

Signal Hill resident Francisco Hernandez is among nine Californians who have won scholarships from United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative to pursue careers in health care. Hernandez, who is a sophomore studying physiological science at Long Beach City College, hopes to one day become a physician. “With this scholarship, I will maximize my efforts so that I can help meet our nation’s urgent and growing need for equitable and excellent health care,” Hernandez said. United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative, through its partner organizations, is awarding a total of $1.2 million in scholarships for the upcoming academic year to more than 200 students from diverse, multicultural backgrounds, as part of the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to build a more diverse healthcare workforce. The scholarships, averaging $5,000 per student, focus on African-American, American-Indian, Asian-American and Latino and Hispanic students who plan to pursue careers in health care. The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities will administer Hernandez’s scholarship. Since 2007, United Health Foundation has awarded nearly 800 scholarships benefiting students across the nation, committing more than $4 million to the initiative. “Research shows that when patients are treated by health professionals who share their language, culture and ethnicity, they are more likely to accept and receive medical treatment,” said Kate Rubin, president of United Health Foundation. “Through these scholarships, we are encouraging diverse, multicultural students to continue their education and become healthcare professionals who will help

expand and enhance health care services, particularly in underserved communities. These outstanding scholars truly represent the rich diversity of our country.” United Health Foundation hosted its third annual Diverse Scholars “Young Minds, Bright Futures” forum in Washington, D.C. in late June to recognize and celebrate the awardees and inspire them to work toward strengthening the nation’s health care system. ----------------------------MORE INFORMATION unitedhealthfoundation.org

Jennifer E. Beaver, a Wrigley resident, is a master gardener and author of Container Gardening for California and Edible Gardening for California. ß

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CSulB workshop to train teachers on educating about Holocaust With the goal of training local teachers in ways to educate students about the Nazi genocide, the Teacher Workshop on the Holocaust will be offered Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug.12 at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) for the second consecutive year. “This workshop will bring highschool teachers on campus for curriculum development workshops that will enable them to teach students about the Holocaust in an age-appropriate way,” said Jeffrey Blutinger, an associate professor of history and CSULB’s inaugural Barbara and Ray Alpert Endowed Chair for Jewish Studies.

“Holocaust education is a state standard usually taught in the 10th and 11th grades. Part of the instruction comes in history and part in language arts, but those who instruct [about] the Holocaust may not have taken a class in the subject. Their knowledge may be limited to whatever movies they’ve seen or whatever world history textbook they read at university,” he explained. “What we are doing is providing them information about the subject, including a general overview accompanied by binder material prepared by the AntiDefamation League titled Echoes and Reflections.” Teachers taking part in the work-

shop receive a $100 stipend to pay for food and parking and may receive up to two units of service credit. Holocaust survivor Gerda Seifer and her husband, Harold, approached the CSULB Jewish Studies Program in 2009 with the seed gift that created the teacher workshop. “There’s nothing like it available in Southern California,” Blutinger noted. “It was a chance to fill a major need, and it gives Jewish studies at CSULB a chance to increase its visibility. We are currently raising endowment funds that will make the workshops a permanent fixture on campus.” For more information, call (562) 985-2196. ß

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Public-art sculpture symbolizes sea’s importance to Long Beach

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The public artwork “Seagrass” is designed to create a sense of visual rhythm inspired by the undulations of coastal water-dwelling seagrasses as they ebb and flow in the current.

The elegant steel curves of public artist Barbara Grygutis’s “Seagrass” stretch towards the ocean-blue sky, as though rippling and swaying in a larger-than-life seabed. The three-piece sculptural composition with integral lighting is located downtown in the median of Ocean Boulevard, at Chestnut Avenue, directly across from the Long Beach County Courthouse, and is an artistic reminder of the importance and beauty of ocean life to metropolitan Long Beach. The public artwork is designed to create a sense of visual rhythm inspired by the undulations of coastal water-dwelling seagrasses as they ebb and flow in the current. “Seagrass” comprises three lightinfused sculptural elements of up to 30 feet in height. At dusk, inner LED lighting creates a soft, celestial glow and the texture of the surface of the sculptures creates a shimmering appearance of motion. The installation is designed to be visually dynamic day and night, transforming the site within a 24hour framework so it can be enjoyed by drivers and pedestrians around the clock. The “Seagrass” commission is the result of an extensive national artist search and competition and was awarded by the Arts Council for Long Beach (ACLB). The work has the support and enthusiasm of local officials, including Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal. “This lat-

est public art installation is a unique landmark on the Ocean Boulevard corridor,” said Lowenthal. ‘Seagrass’ serves as a beautiful gateway for the downtown and evokes Long Beach’s historical ties and proximity to the ocean.” These historic ties were the impetus of Grygutis’s concept, which was to create a piece that would illustrate the significance of the sea to this maritime capital. Boasting one of the world’s largest and busiest ports, Long Beach is aptly named “Aquatic Capital of the Nation,” thus it seemed natural to Grygutis to create a work of art that would connect urbanites with marine beauty. Craig Watson, executive director of the ACLB said the sculpture “represents a stunning and beautiful welcome to the city at one of our important entryways. This is an artwork everyone can enjoy.” As a professional public artist, Grygutis has received numerous awards, including the recent Best in Class in the Brick in Architecture competition and a Hardscape North America Project Award for “Imaginary Garden” in Cary, NC, as well as the Individual Artist’s Fellowship and an Individual Project Design Award from the National Endowment for the Arts; among others. Grygutis has more than 75 sitespecific, permanent installations in cities from coast to coast and beyond, including Miami, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York City; Washington DC; Denver, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, where she lives and works. ß


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LB opera announces its upcoming ‘absurd, bizarre, surreal’ season Following a successful season that brought Long Beach Opera (LBO) increased ticket sales, a 20percent growth in its subscriber base, and an unprecedented number of sold-out performances, the company has announced its plans for 2012. The ambitious “AbsurdBizarre-Surreal” season will include a double bill of one-acts and three full-length operas. “I like to provide a diverse look into the world of rarely seen, littleknown masterworks,” said LBO Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek. “Each of the 2012 operas fits that category. Where most companies cozy up to composers of the 19th century, in the coming season, LBO will highlight composers of the 20th Century– Francis Poulenc, Bohuslav

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Based on the 1917 play by Guillaume Apollinaire, composer Francis Poulenc’s and libretto Francis Poulenc’s surreal, comic genderbender The Breasts of Tiresias begins this celebration of imagination. Composer Bohuslav Martinu’s and libretto Georges RibermontDessaignes Bohuslav’s The Tears of a Knife madcap, dada romp that embraces the illogical. ----------------------------MORE INFORMATION longbeachopera.org

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During the 2nd Saturday Art Walk in downtown Long Beach on July 9, Clay on First pottery studio sponsored a raku-firing on Linden Avenue of ceramic works created by local artists. Clay Wood (right), owner of Clay on First, was assisted by Ben Rigney (left), who has been a ceramicist since 1980. As the two artists worked, a crowd gathered each time the kiln was opened up, revealing glowing hot pots, which were promptly removed with tongs and placed in reduction containers filled with pine needles and newspaper. When the process was complete, shiny metallic pots and works of art with special crackle effects were pulled from the cans. The 2nd Saturday Art Walk is a monthly event that takes place in the East Village Arts District around Linden Avenue and Broadway. The event takes place on the second Saturday of each month from 4pm to 10pm and provides local artists and galleries an opportunity to showcase their work. The event features live music, a public art contest with a cash prize and gifts. For more information, visit ArtWalkLB.com.

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Art of the Matter Cory Bilicko Culture Writer

Considering that both her maternal and paternal grandfathers served on the Signal Hill City Council and that she now owns the home that her grandparents had built in 1940, Signal Hill artist Dyana Andersen has quite a legacy to follow. Rather than retracing her grandfathers’ political footsteps, however, Andersen is making her mark in the hilltop city through her art and by preserving the family’s home. Andersen received the People’s Choice Award at Friends of Signal Hill Cultural Arts’ Show & Sell 2008 art exhibition, and she was selected as the organization’s first Artist of the Quarter for 2009. Last month, her home at 3350 Gundry Avenue was awarded the Second Quarter Planning Commission Beautification Award. Andersen, known primarily for her glass art, turned her love of that medium into a business six years ago. In 2006, her husband, Rick, built a studio in their home, at which time, she says, her business, Dynamic Glass,

was born. The line includes unique and specialty-cut custom jewelry designs, wire-wrapped jewelry, art pieces, glass boxes, vessels, platters, bowls, and other glass techniques. In her jewelry, she uses sterling silver, as well as silver-plated and 14-karat-gold-filled components. Having lived in her parents’ vacation home on Catalina for 10 years, Andersen maintains a connection to the island, and her pieces are available at various locations there. “There are five stores in Catalina that carry my glass– also the Catalina Island Museum and the general store at the Isthmus,” she said. “And one gift shop in Hawaii on the Big Island at the Hilton Hotel.” When she left Catalina in 2000, she moved back to Signal Hill into her father’s rental home. The next year, she met her future husband Rick, and they were married on Catalina in August of 2003. “When my grandmother became ill, I purchased her home on Gundry and moved into the home February 28, 2011– the same day my grandmother passed away,” Andersen said.

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Soon after, she and her husband went to work on the home. “We planted all new plants, had a new roof put on, and painted, which completely changed the look of the house,” she said. The award recommendation presented by the City of Signal Hill Com-

munity Development Committee to the City’s planning commission for Andersen’s home states: “The award recognizes the beautification efforts that Rick and Dyana Andersen have invested and distinguishes their home as a charming and classically preserved residential home that has been in the family for many years.”

Those “many years” began when Andersen’s maternal grandfather, Frank Boone Vaughan, moved to Signal Hill with his wife Willie (Willa) Louise Stanley in 1939. Four years after building their home, Frank joined the Marines, in which he served until January 1946. Before and after his military service, he worked for Douglas Aircraft, from which he retired in the late 1960s. “They had three daughters that were raised in this home,” Andersen said of the Gundry house. “Willa Duperay Vaughan Dulin (her mother), Diane Elizabeth Vaughan Dobson, and Patty Louise Vaughan Belknap.” Frank was on the City Council from 1953 to 1959, serving as mayor from April 1955 to April 1956. “Also, my father’s dad, my grandfather Homer Roy Dulin, was on the City Council August 1937 to April 1938,” Andersen said. “He started his business in Signal Hill in 1933, which is still in the city and owned by my father, Ronald Homer Dulin.” From the shops on the islands to her home on the hilltop, Andersen is making a name for herself and carrying on her family’s heritage. To view more of her art and learn more about her techniques, visit dynamicglassbydyana.com. ß

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“I’m exploring all my options,” Kowal said in an interview Tuesday night, outlining several possibilities. One of those options involved a “legal remedy” that would stop the Council’s plan, but if that fails, Kowal also could move or even wait until it’s time for the next round of City Council elections when he would be eligible to run for seventh district’s City Council seat. According to the City Clerk calendar for this particular election, eligible candidates for City Council must be registered to vote and a resident of the district they will represent before Nov. 19. The City Council initially adopted the latest proposed map after a number of eighth district residents voiced significant opposition to an earlier plan that would draw the border between districts along Atlantic Avenue and would divide a thriving business district along a major street in Bixby Knolls. After the release of the latest US Census numbers that reflected changes to the population numbers in Long Beach, the City had initiated the process of redistricting several months ago. Since there are changes to the population numbers within individual districts, the eighth district must give up a portion of its territory to the seventh district, according to a report offered by Tom Modica, who serves as the director of government affairs and strategic initiatives for the City. Modica appeared at a community meeting on redistricting last month to outline the issues at stake. Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson proposed the current plan, indicating in an interview last month that it was important to keep districts compact and to follow major roads. The newly proposed plan also moves just over 2,300 residents from the eighth district into

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PUBLIc noTIceS TST3781 notiCe of truStee'S Sale tS no. 10-0128578 title order no. 10-8-465999 investor/insurer no. 1705337542 aPn no. 7217-003-047 you are in default under a deed of truSt, dated 09/17/2007. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeeding againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer." notice is hereby given that reContruSt CoMPany, n.a., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of trust executed by franCiSCo arenaS and Sonia viCtoria Beltran arenaS, dated 09/17/2007 and recorded 09/19/07, as instrument no. 20072154857, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 07/28/2011 at 9:00aM, Sheraton los angeles downtown Hotel 711 South Hope Street, los angeles, Ca 90017 California Ballroom 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: 2801 HatHaWay Court, Signa 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 $490,583.18. 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: 01/09/2011 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# fnMa4025847 07/01/2011, 07/08/2011, 07/15/2011 TST3796 t.S. no.: 2010-00192 loan no.: 902255481 aPn: 7211026-045 tra no.: 05674 notiCe of truStee’S Sale you are in default under a deed of truSt dated 3/1/2007. unleSS you taKe aCtion to ProteCt your ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PuBliC Sale. if you need an exPlanation of tHe nature of tHe ProCeedingS againSt you, you SHould ContaCt a laWyer. a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash payable at time of sale in lawful money of the united States by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by 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 will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the deed of trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. trustor: anil SadHnani and Jaya SadHnani HuSBand and Wife aS Joint tenantS Beneficiary name: ing Bank, fSB duly appointed trustee: integrated lender Services, a delaware Corporation and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 03/09/2007 as instrument no. 20070522515 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on --- as --- of official records in the office of the recorder of los angeles County, California, date of Sale: 8/5/2011 at 10:30 aM Place of Sale: at the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 W. 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the property heretofore is being sold “as is.” the street address or other common designation of real property is purported to be: 1460 east Willow Street, unit 104, Signal Hill, Ca 90755. as more fully described on said deed of trust a.P.n.: 7211-026-045 the undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. if no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this notice of Sale. 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. tHiS firM iS atteMPting to ColleCt a deBt. any inforMation oBtained Will Be uSed for tHat PurPoSe. date: 7/12/2011 integrated lender Services, a delaware Corporation, as trustee 2411 West la Palma avenue, Suite 350 – Bldg. 1 (800) 232-8787 for Sale information please call: (714) 573-1965 Sem Martinez, trustee Sale officer forM 7 for attaCHMent to notiCe of Sale after June 15, 2009 ts no. 201000192 loan no. 902255481 addenduM to notiCe of Sale Civil Code §2923.54 the Mortgage loan Servicer has ( ) has not (x) 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 filed of execution of this addendum, and the Mortgage loan Servicer is not aware of any pending or threatened rejection or suspension of the order of exemption by the Commissioner. and the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 (x) does not ( ) apply pursuant to the Section 2923.53 or 2923.55. "i declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct, and that this document was executed on april 4th, 2011, at Wilmington delaware.” ing Bank, fSB By: Jessica gross (Print name legibly) its: default associate (Print name legibly) P858061 7/15, 7/22, 07/29/2011 TST3778 / 2011 048933 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. lB 908, 2. long BeaCH 908, 1850 Conquista ave., long Beach, Ca 90815. registrant: oren groSSi, 1850 Conquista ave., long Beach, Ca 90815. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: oren grossi. 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 June 16, 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: June 24, & July 1, 8, 15, 2011. TST3779 / 2011 049703 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: CHina WoK K-H, 990 Cherry ave. #102, long Beach, Ca 90813. registrant: la KiM, 990 Cherry ave. #102, long Beach, Ca 90813. this business is conducted by: a limited Partnership. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: la Kim. 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 June 17, 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: June 24, & July 1, 8, 15, 2011. TST3780 / 2011 052597 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: Kleen-SPeC, 1075 ximeno ave., long Beach, Ca 90804. registrant: felix loPeZ, 1075 ximeno ave., long Beach, Ca 90804. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: felix lopez. 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 June 23, 2011. this statement was filed with the county clerk of los angeles County on June 23, 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: June 24, & July 1, 8, 15, 2011.

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cITy oF SIgnAL HILL TST3789 NoTICE INVITING BIDS a-1 Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City of Signal Hill, California, until 10:00 a.M. on august 2, 2011, and on the same day shortly thereafter, they will be publicly opened and read for the “Cerritos avenue improvements, Project no. 804”, in accordance with the Specifications therefore. Bids must be made on the forms provided for this purpose, addressed to the City Clerk, City of Signal Hill, marked "Bid for “, followed by the title of the project and the date and hour for submitting bids. Bids are required for the entire work as described in the Bid Schedule and the Specifications. the work to be accomplished under this contract includes the rehabilitation of existing asphalt concrete pavement and the construction of curbs, gutter, ramps, drive approaches and sidewalk on Cerritos avenue from Burnett Street to Willow Street. a-2 all work must be completed within thirty (30) working days after receipt by the Contractor of the notice to proceed from the City. the contract documents, which include the Specifications, may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill department of finance, for $20 or $25 if requested by mail. the documents are entitled “Cerritos avenue improvements, Project no. 804”. a-3 Bids will not be received unless they are made on a proposal form furnished in the Contract documents by the City of Signal Hill. each bid must be accompanied by cash, certified check, cashier's check or bidder's bond, made payable to the City of Signal Hill for an amount equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the amount bid, such guarantee to be forfeited should the bidder to whom the contract is awarded fail to enter into the Contract. a-4 all bids are to be compared on the basis of the lump sum or itemized bid items shown in the Bid Schedule(s). Bids will not be accepted from the Contractors who are not licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, division iii of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California. the Contractor shall be required to possess a Class a or Class C-12 license at the time the contract is awarded. a-5 attention is directed to the provision in Section 1777.5, 1777.6 and 1777.7 of the California labor Code and title 8, California administrative Code, Section 200 et seq. concerning the employment of apprentices by the Contractor of any subcontractor under the Contractor. a-6 Before a Contract is entered into with the successful bidder, the bidder shall present evidence in writing to the City Clerk, City of Signal Hill, that he has a current combined single limit liability policy with aggregate limits for Bodily injury and Property damage in the amount of two million dollars ($2,000,000). a-7 Prevailing Wage Statement: the Contractor’s duty to pay State prevailing wages can be found under labor Code Section 1770 et seq. and labor Code Sections 1775 and 1777.7 outline the penalties for failure to pay prevailing wages and employ apprentices including forfeitures and debarment. a-8 attention is directed to government Code Sections 4590 and 14402.5 permitting the substitution of specified and approved securities for contract retention of funds. all such securities shall be subject to the review and approval of the City attorney of the City of Signal Hill. a-9 the successful bidder will be required to furnish a payment bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price and a faithful performance bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price, and said bonds shall be secured from a surety company satisfactory to the City attorney of the City of Signal Hill. a-10 the City of Signal Hill reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or delete portions of any and all bids or waive any informality or irregularity in the bid or the bid procedures and shall be the sole judge of the bids received. a-11 Conflict of interest: in the procurement of supplies, equipment, construction, and services by sub-recipients, the conflict of interest provisions in 24 Cfr 85.36, oMB Circular a-110, and 24 Cfr 570.611, respectively, shall apply. no employee, officer or agent of the sub-recipient shall participate in selection, or in the award or administration of a contract supported by federal funds if a conflict of interest, real or apparent, would be involved. By order of the City of Signal Hill. Posted at Signal Hill City Hall on: July 5, 2011 Published in the Signal tribune on: July 8, 2011 and July 15, 2011


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i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Michael t. alverson. 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 July 13, 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: July 15, 22, 29, & august 5, 2011. TST3799 / 2011 064118 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following persons are doing business as: BroadWay loCKSMitH SHoP, 3199 e. Pacific Coast Hwy. #103, Signal Hill, Ca 90755. registrant: 1. JaMeS t. Carter, 2. lorine l. Carter, 6749 Stearns St., long Beach, Ca 90815. this business is conducted by: Copartners. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: lorine l. Carter. 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 July 14, 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: July 15, 22, 29, & august 5, 2011. TST3788 / Case No. NS024144 order to SHoW CauSe for CHange of naMe SuPerior Court of California, County of loS

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opposed to a solemn memorial. Deborah Turner, Willy’s owner for 19 years, took photos with the plaque and took the time to personally thank the many individuals who attended the ceremony. “One thing about Willy is that he made me understand that there are good people all over the place,” Turner said. “Every one of you sitting here today is an example of that.” Attendees were treated to light refreshments and snacks courtesy of FOLBA. A memorial book was available for guests to sign in addition to photos of Willy and his owner personally signed by Turner. The ceremony, conducted at the memorial garden in the Long Beach Animal Care Center’s PD Pitchford Village, served as a secondary service to the memorial held a year and half ago, which was rained out. Willy had died in his sleep at the age of 22. Willy entered into Turner’s life after she discovered him at an animal hospi-

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ished. Work will start Friday, July 15 at 10pm, and it will continue until Monday, July 18 at 5am. Detour maps are available on Los Angeles County’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (METRO) website, metro.net/around. As chair of METRO, Knabe has made sure to spread awareness of the upcoming delays. “For the last year, I have had the honor of serving as the chair of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority,” said Knabe in the newsletter. “I came into this role focused on safety and customer service and the pursuit of a balanced transportation plan for the entire Los Angeles County region.” The planned improvements for one of the nation’s busiest freeways are expected to improve the flow of traffic from the San Fernando Val-

tal. He was abandoned in a cardboard box, paralyzed, with his vocal cords severed. Turner used a K-9 cart to bring back his mobility and joyful nature, which was chronicled in the book, How Willy Got His Wheels. Turner and Willy also visited hospitals, schools and convalescent homes for many years to share his story of determination and hope. “Willy was not a mascot, but he was an ambassador for shelter animals for many, many years,” said Shirley Vaughan, FOLBA vice president. “He believed, he conquered, and he might not have known he was doing all those things, but he was an inspiration.” Many people know Turner through her dog-grooming business, Doggie in the Window, which operated for 17 years. She currently serves as a FOLBA humane educator. “He had that ‘I can’ spirit. None of us are really all that confident, even if we seem to be,” Turner said. “He was kind of a symbol of, ‘It’s a short life and basically you can do just about anything you set your mind to.’” ß ley to the Los Angeles Basin. In other business, the federal Department of Labor has provided more funding to help unemployed youths find a job through the County’s Youth Summer Jobs Program. According to the newsletter, nearly 27 percent of youths in the county are unemployed. The additional federal funds are expected to create an additional 3,000 jobs. In a trilateral effort, multiple levels of government are banding together in order to offer young people food and snacks in local parks. The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, the United States Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Education are supplying 220,000 lunches in 47 parks starting last week. Those interested may sign up to receive Knabe’s newsletter at knabe.com. ß

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Local gym hosting dodgeball games for adults youth players to kick-start soccer tournament at granada Beach Kellogg’s and Slurpee will sponsor the Copa Cabana Beach Soccer Tournament, free to the public, on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, beginning at 9am at 1 Granada Ave. in Belmont Shore. The tournament is open to youths ages 9 through 19 and will host 100 teams, with boys, girls and coed divisions. Each team will have

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The World Dodgeball Society (WDS), the premier co-ed sports and social organization based on nostalgia and camp of the ‘80s, will kick off its first summer season with two opengym practice sessions on Monday, July 18 and Monday, July 25 at Long Beach Futsal, 2953 Obispo Ave. “Everyone has memories of playing dodgeball as a kid, whether fond or not so fond,” said Michael Costanza, founder of WDS. “We want to remind people of a simpler time– before careers and college– when the only thing you had to worry about was whether to wear your Air Jordans or Converse with your legwarmers.” No experience or sign-up is necessary. Those interested may just show up to play with WDS’s soft no-sting balls. New-to-dodgeball players can learn the rules and practice their skills at these

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open-gym sessions for $5 for a twohour session in an indoor facility from 8pm to 10pm. The open-gym sessions will eventually lead to an official league season that lasts nine to ten weeks, with each team carrying a roster of 14 to 20 people (with a minimum amount of females).

Full teams are encouraged to sign up in advance, but individuals can sign on at any time as a loner or with friends. The cost for the season is $55 per person, which includes weekly 50minute games and a league T-shirt. For more information and to regisvisit dodgeball4ever.com/ ter, balls/longbeach-home.ß

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