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Poly High’s Walk of Fame highlights Assemblymember makes list of priorities before concentrating a legacy of renowned LB alumni on run for LA City council

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From left, Jenni Rivera’s husband Esteban Loaiza, Rivera, her mother Rosa, 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews and designer of the Poly Walk of Fame stars, CJ Latimore, present the singer’s star to dozens of friends and fans. Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer

It started with a stroll down Pacific Coast Highway 20-plus years ago. Dee Andrews and a young lady were walking toward and reminiscing over the area near the V.I.P Records store in Long Beach and he said, “Maybe we can do a walk of fame.” Flash-forward to July 2011, and the now councilmember has had the pleasure of revealing the long awaited and first five honorees of the Poly High Walk of Fame. Opting to place the stars on a fence to avoid graffiti problems in the area, the five stars represent a form of recognition to the individuals who came out of Poly. “People come from all over the world to see the V.I.P record shop and I thought, ‘God, wouldn’t it be nice to have this little walk of fame in the little circle,” Andrews said. “Why not try the fence of fame? And that’s why we went to that idea to really keep it away from any graffiti situation.” Singer Thelma Houston, former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill,

former NFL player Willie Brown and tennis champion Billie Jean King were among the first batch of alumni to be honored with a star at the first ceremony on July 9. Latin singer Jenni Rivera was honored at the second ceremony held July 26. The Poly Walk of Fame is a project partnership between the 6th district of Long Beach and redevelopment agencies (RDA). Vice chair of Long Beach RDA Diane Arnold said the agencies contributed $35,000 for the design and fabrication of the five stars. CJ Latimore, founder and CEO of CJL International Inc., created the stars for the five honorees. “The art project not only adds to the city’s vast collection of public art, but it also serves to celebrate the rich history of Long Beach Poly High,” Arnold said. Arnold joined Andrews and Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education President Dr. Felton Williams in honoring Rivera at the Poly High Track and Field Stadium, which brought out the singer’s family members, friends and over 50 fans

cheering from the bleachers. Rivera said she still considers herself a Poly Jackrabbit and thanked everyone for choosing her for a star. “It feels really good to be able to come back,” Rivera said. “I would play my music then, and I came back because of my music, and that feels really good. I am truly honored, truly humbled and very blessed– thank you very much.” Andrews asked several individuals within the Poly High community for input about famous alumni that they felt would be worthy to go up on the fence. “We felt really strongly about Willie Brown. Beverly O’Neill was one of our number-one candidates and Billie Jean, with her background, everybody knows about her,” Andrews said. “I wanted to put the diversity in there. You know, with as many nationalities as we could.” Funding for the Poly Walk of Fame came from RDA, however Andrews hopes to reach out to the community see POLY page 19

If his new bid for a spot on the Los Angeles City Council is successful, Assemblyman Warren Furutani will have just a few months to leave his mark on Sacramento politics. Earlier this month, the assembly member announced he would be running for the open Los Angeles City Council seat that was vacated by former councilwoman Janice Hahn when she was elected to Congress in a special election last July. Furutani joined a number of Angelenos, including Los Angeles Police Department officer Joe Buscaino, former City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr., and San Pedro firefighter and president of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Pat McOsker, who announced their interest in the open council seat. Last week, Furutani announced

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that he received endorsements from more than 50 California leaders, including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Furutani is serving his second twoyear term as an assembly member representing the 55th district, which covers an area that stretches from Carson to see FURUTANI page 18

Long Beach marijuana collectives fighting zoning and permit violations

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Herbal Solutions is one of 22 marijuana dispensaries/collectives that won the lottery last year. It is located at 1581 W. Wardlow Rd. in Long Beach Athena Mekis Staff Writer

Now that Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Laura Laesecke has ruled that Long Beach has the authority to criminally enforce its medical marijuana ordinance, City Prosecutor Douglas

Haubert can proceed legally against five Long Beach marijuana collectives who have zoning and permit violations. “These operators know they will have to close down, they are just holding on to make money for as long as possible,” Haubert said. see MARIJUANA page 4


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Photo of suspect vehicle involved in hit-and-run released On Saturday, July 16, at approximately 1:50am, officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to an injury-hit-and-run traffic collision in the 3600 block of Broadway that left a female pedestrian in critical condition. When officers arrived on the scene they found that the victim, a 24-yearold female resident of Long Beach, had been struck by a vehicle that was traveling westbound on Broadway when it hit her. After the collision, the vehicle fled the scene, continuing westbound on Broadway a short distance before it was last seen turning northbound on Loma Avenue. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Her condition has improved since, but the suspect still remains at large. Since the evening of the accident, investigators have obtained an image of the suspect vehicle from a surveillance camera in the area. The image shows the suspect vehicle, possibly a silver four-door Lexus or Toyota, leav-

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LBPD releases sobriety checkpoint results On Saturday, July 23, the Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) traffic division conducted a checkpoint to screen for impaired and unlicensed drivers at Anaheim Street and Daisy Avenue, from 6pm to 2am the next morning. During the eight-hour operation, which was aided by Long Beach Police Explorers, Long Beach Search and Rescue, and Long Beach

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Friday, July 22 Assault 8:30am– 2000 block of Martin Luther King Blvd. A family dispute resulted in an adult male suspect stabbing his adult male relative in the torso. The victim sustained non-lifethreatening injuries and was later transported to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

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The Laesecke ruling comes after Judge Anthony J. Mohr of the Los Angeles Superior Court invalidated Los Angeles’s marijuana ordinance in December 2010 because key portions were ruled unconstitutional. In addition, 26 Long Beach collectives passed the lottery last year. Attorney Charles Farano is representing the 14 defendants. He defended the Los Angeles ruling by saying that criminalizing collectives is illegal. “Every collective I represent is run according to the state attorney general guidelines,” Farano said. “They are extremely fastidious.” Farano notes several problems with the decision to prosecute the marijuana collectives he is representing. Two of the collectives in violation were in existence before the ordinance was adopted. According to Farano, they had business licenses and were “grandfathered in.” In addition, many of the defendants are employees or volunteers rather than collective owners or managers. “Each person being criminally prosecuted was caught in the operation of a dispensary,” Haubert argued.

Landlords are also being criminally prosecuted or fined because they are liable for how their property is used. “Many illegal operations have already been shut down by landlords,” Haubert said. The City has put pressure on landlords to evict collectives by locking out tenants and shutting off electricity. Attorney Farano is hoping that the court will delay the cases until the Pack et al. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County case, which debates federal preemption, is decided. Federal law states that the sale and possession of marijuana is illegal while California law has deemed it legal. According to Assistant City Attorney Michael Mais, the Pack et al. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County case has been delayed until September so people can comment on the ordinance. There has been no word on the likelihood of delaying the Long Beach case. Long Beach’s marijuana ordinance may be viewed under the Long Beach Municipal Code Chapter 5.87 under Particular Business (municicode.com/ Regulations library/library.aspx). ß

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Four wheels vs. two wheels I have been waiting for the proper time and forum in which to tell my bike rider story. Since I just heard on the radio that the city council of Los Angeles just passed an ordinance giving special protections under the law, the time has arrived for me to vent. No, I am not a bike rider. About a month ago, Saturday, around noon, I ventured out to Bixby Road headed east towards Orange Avenue. That’s my neighborhood; I drive Bixby between Cherry Avenue and Atlantic all the time. At the intersection near Walnut Avenue and Bixby, I came to that all too familiar four-way stop, and proceeded. (The suspense builds...) Two bikers in the newly created bike lane were headed in the same direction as I. But wait! A little problem occurs! Even though the bikers have on their legally required helmets, and are seemingly out for a casual bike ride, one is 10 inches out of the bike lane and into the car lane. Further, there is a car coming towards me in the opposite direction, so I cannot swerve a couple of extra feet to give him good clearance from my gas-hog, eight-cylinder Cadillac DeVille. I could easily hurt this guy if he veers into my lane anymore, and he was biking very s-l-o-w-l-y, so I beeped my horn. Well, these guys were alert! They instantly held up their arms pointing “the finger” up towards the air. They were verbal too– a flurry of expletives shot out of their mouths like fireworks! I was a little surprised. At the nearest intersection with a stoplight, Orange and Bixby, they quickly sped up to speak with me. Oh, yeah, they did! It was more of the expletives through my car window, up close! I opened my window enough to point out (loudly), “You were over the line. You have a whole bike lane all to yourself!” The younger guy said, “YOU were over the line!” “I didn’t want to hurt you! I am in a CAR– I could hurt you!” With that, the younger guy got personal and referred to my middle-age spread and said, “We know you were on your way to go get something to eat– just go ahead and do that.” I used one profane word back to him, to show I may be middle-aged, but I can swear like a sailor too. My last words, and they were the final ones in this dialogue, were, “You are not helping the bikers talking that way. You are not helping the

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bikers talking that way. You are not helping the bikers talking that way!” The light changed, and they took off towards Atlantic Avenue. What I learned: the best defense is a good defense. Next time, I’ll pull over, call the police sub-station, report it, and wait for a cop to come write them a ticket. I won’t bother with a warning honk. I won’t swerve out of my lane. I’ll let the police take care of it. And please, State of California Legislature, do not pass a similar ordinance for the entire state. Maybe some people on bikes are on a bike because of a DUI. They’re not all angels. That would be social profiling if we thought every biker just wanted to save the planet. I have been waiting for the proper time and forum in which to tell my bike rider story. Since I just heard on the radio that the city council of Los Angeles just passed an ordinance giving special protections under the law - the time has arrived for me to vent. No, I am not a bike rider. Mary James Long Beach

Tee time Thank you for running the article about my 56th Len Kennett Junior Golf Championship. Our event was a huge success. We introduced 314 youngsters to the thrill of golf completion. A record turnout. Again, thanks and best wishes. Len Kennett Long Beach

Tiptoe through the… I wanted to send some thoughts to you regarding the ukulele– a friendly four-string instrument “invented” by the Portuguese and made famous by Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards, Arthur Godfrey, Tiny Tim, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, and now Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam! George Harrison used to break them out when “the boys” came over to visit, and President Obama even owns one. I’ve been to the East Village Art Walk to see some high school kids playing them. Well, to make a long story nauseating, wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone owned one and played? Sounds crazy, but it’s amazing what a therapeutic tool it is. I’ve been playing for a long time, and you’d be surprised what a magnet it is when someone sees it. I’ve been asked by many a stranger to play. I tell ’em it sounds better in the case, but they listen anyway. Bring a smile to a friend or stranger, get an ukulele. They’re taking the country by storm! ron Petke Mediocre ukulele player Long Beach

Mea Culpa In last week's article "International Quilt Festival returns to Long Beach for its fourth year," the ticket information should have read as: Daily tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Children 10 and under are free. Preview night (Thursday, July 28 from 5pm to 9pm) ticket good for one additional day for free.

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SHPD seizes 170-plus pot plants from commercial building

The Campaign Trail Congresswoman Laura Richardson released the following statement this week regarding the redistricting of California’s Congressional districts and her intention to seek another term representing the cities that the California Congressional Redistricting Commission (CRC) has designated, including Carson, Compton, Florence-Graham, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Wilmington and Willowbrook. “Over the past two weeks, by unanimous votes, the CRC has repeatedly released Congressional District visualization maps, which would split the city of Long Beach between two counties (Los Angeles and Orange). The proposed maps also split the city of Carson, dividing the region’s well-established, decades-old Cambodian, Filipino, Samoan, African-American and other communities, which is inconsistent with the citizens’ recorded testimony and create a legally questionable majority Latino, Section II Voting Rights Act District,” Richardson wrote in an email that was sent Monday. “Since approximately over 65 percent of the current 37th Congressional District lies within the communities of Carson, Compton, North Long Beach and Wilmington, which I have represented on the local, state and federal levels over the past decade, having lived in San Pedro in the 1990s and growing up near Florence-Graham, South Gate, Lynwood and Walnut

Park, I look forward to continuing to work hard for these communities and expanding on the constituent service and legislative work I have provided in my last two-and-a-half terms in Congress.” Assemblymember Warren Furutani has announced his plans to run for Los Angeles City Council. Furutani represents the 55th District, which includes the cities of Carson, Harbor City and Harbor Gateway, Lakewood, and parts of Long Beach and Wilmington. “I was born in San Pedro and have lived in the 15th Council District for almost 20 years,” Furutani said. “I’m an LA guy and I’m very excited at the opportunity to work closely with the community on important issues like job creation, gang prevention, education, transportation, air quality and improving the great neighborhoods of San Pedro, Watts, Wilmington, Harbor City and the Harbor Gateway.” Furutani began his career in Los Angeles as a community organizer during the Civil Rights movement. He later worked as a counselor at a continuation high school for dropouts in downtown LA to keep at-risk kids out of gangs and in school. If elected, Furutani would be the first Japanese-American to serve on the Los Angeles City Council, and only the second Asian-Pacific Islander, after Michael Woo, who served from 1985 to 1993. ß

On Tuesday, July 26, at approximately 7am, Signal Hill Police Department detectives served a search warrant after receiving information about marijuana being grown inside a commercial building located in the 2700 block of Rose Avenue. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of more than 170 marijuana plants, which were in various stages of growth, and several pieces

of equipment used to cultivate the marijuana. During the search, two subjects were located inside the

business, questioned about their involvement, and later released pending further investigation.

LB fire results in no injuries, 2 missing pets On July 26, at approximately 3pm, units from the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) responded to a garage fire on the 1700 block of Rose Avenue. Long Beach Rescue 10 and Battalion 1 responded to the fire at a detached garage within three minutes. Upon arrival, Engine 7 quickly pulled multiple hose lines to execute an aggressive interior attack of the fire. Truck 7 immediately gained access to the roof of the building to prepare for vertical ventilation, making it possible to successfully extinguish the fire. The occupants of those units were able to evacuate safely before the fire department’s arrival, and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire. One parrot was saved during the fire, and two small dogs are reported missing. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by LBFD fire investigators. One family was displaced as a result of the fire. The Red Cross was contacted to assist with temporary shelter. ß

LB’s plastic bag ban beginning August 1 Long Beach residents are reminded to “take a tote” when shopping at large grocery stores, big-box retailers and large drug stores that sell food and perishable items. Beginning August 1, 2011, these stores will no longer provide plastic carryout bags. In response, Long Beach retailers are gearing up to accommodate consumers by hosting bag giveaway events. To see a complete list of retailers that are scheduled to discontinue the distribution of plastic carryout bags and a list of stores conducting bag giveaways, visit litterfreelb.org, email tote@litterfreeLB.org or call (562) 570-2876. Created by the City of Long Beach, litterfreelb.org provides information on the 10-cent charge

per paper bag, Toting Tips, and a host of answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Under this plastic carryout bag ban, retailers that discontinue plastic carryout bags will be required to provide free reusable or paper bags to customers in the California Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children or the Supplemental Food Program. Under this ordinance, paper bags can also be purchased from retailers at a cost of 10 cents per bag. The 10-cent fee will be retained by the retailer to assist with costs associated with the ordinance, as well as educational materials designed to encourage the use of reusable carryout bags. The Long Beach City Council voted to ban the distribution of

plastic carryout bags and approved a 10-cent per bag charge for recyclable paper bags in May 2011. The plastic bag ban ordinance is designed to reduce litter in neighborhoods, reduce plastic debris in waterways and storm drains, reduce waste transported to landfills, and promote the use of reusable bags. The first phase of the plastic carryout bag ban goes into effect Aug. 1. The second phase of the ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1, 2012. In addition to large grocery stores, big-box retailers and large drug stores that sell food and perishable items, the second phase will apply to neighborhood markets and pharmacies, convenience stores, bodegas, sandwich and coffee shops, liquor stores and farmers markets that sell food and perishable items. ß

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Art of the Matter Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1964, Chip Landry began drawing at an early age, inspired by his mother, who was also an artist. His growth in art continued throughout his early years and culminated with a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University in 1988, with an emphasis on painting and drawing. Making a move to New Orleans in 1991 to further his career in the art world, Landry’s love for that city and for films inspired a series of illustrations depicting scenes from the classic 1951 adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire. “My artistic style for the Streetcar

illustrations can be best described as photo realism with a bit of grunge thrown in for good measure, considering the film and play’s bleak and intense subject matter,” Landry said. Pencil and watercolor pencil were used as a symbolic concept for muted, limited colors being eroded away by the harsh and dark shadows of the black pencil strokes– much like Blanche DuBois’s character was beaten down and broken by the cruelties of life. Heightened emotions run rampant through Landry’s Streetcar illustrations to capture the spirit and mood of the screen classic whose 60th anniversary is this year. ß

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With summer in full swing, 2nd City Council Gallery + Performance Space is celebrating the sunny season with the exhibit Summer, juried by retro guru Charles Phoenix and running from Saturday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 4 with an opening reception Saturday, Aug. 13, from 7pm to 9pm. Phoenix, a California native, is an author, showman and humorist specializing in classic and kitsch pop culture. He is known for his retro slide-show performances, school-bus field trip tours, roller-skating variety shows, test-kitchen creations, and colorful coffee-table books. Most notably, he has appeared on Conan and provided commentary for

and served as a recurring correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) and The Martha Stewart Show. He is also the original creator of the Cherpumple, the dessert version of the Turducken, and the Astro Weenie Christmas Tree. For more on his wacky world, visit charlesphoenix.com. 2nd City Council, 435 Alamitos Ave., is a nonprofit gallery and performance space dedicated to supporting and promoting artists and their work, and art education. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5pm. Admission is free. -----------------------MORE INFORMATION 2ndcitycouncil.org

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out of their neighborhoods. From 6pm to 9pm that night, residents in neighborhoods throughout Long Beach are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Last year, 10 familyfriendly block events were held citywide, and events ranged from ice-cream socials and potlucks to cookouts and block parties. Members of the Long Beach Police Department will be stopping by neighborhood National Night Out events this year as well, as a show of support and thanks to the community members for their involvement. Neighbors that get to know each

other and communicate are much more likely to look out for one another, notice suspicious persons who don’t belong, and call to report suspicious activity and crime. This neighborhood involvement is the main concept of the Long Beach Police Department’s Community Watch program, which will be highlighted at all National Night Out events. Those interested in hosting a National Night event for their neighborhood may call Long Beach Police Department Patrol Lieutenant Michael Beckman at (562) 570-5817. ---------------------MORE INFORMATION longbeach.gov/police

Program to offer construction-skills training The Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network will offer free construction-skills training classes beginning in August. The training program will span 11 weeks and will provide participants with hands-on experience in the construction field. Eligible participants can obtain certifications for Hazardous Waste Worker Protection and Emergency Response; OSHA 30, including Traffic Control and Confined Space; and CPR/First Aid. Individuals will also enhance their industry skills, knowledge and certifications and participate in life-skills, resume-writing and interview-techniques workshops. Successful candidates will receive job-placement assistance. Desirable qualifications for employment in the construction field include prior construction trade experience, a valid California driver’s license and reliable trans-

portation. Space is limited for the no-cost, hands-on training program. Call (562) 570-WORK or visit any of the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network’s One Stop Centers for more information. Registration in the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network is free, but is required prior to enrollment in the training program. To register, bring your state ID or driver’s license AND a Social Security card to a Pacific Gateway One-Stop Career Center. In lieu of a state ID or driver’s license, interested participants may bring: • a school ID card (with birth date) AND Social Security card, or • a school ID card (without birth date) AND Social Security card AND birth certificate, or • a US Passport AND any proof of Social Security number (Social Security card, school printout)

If applicable, those interested should also bring an unexpired permanent resident card (green card). For males born on or after January 1, 1960, proof of registration with the Selective Service is required. For more information, call 847688-3117 or visit sss.gov. One-Stop Career Centers are located at: Career Transition Center 3447 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807 Harbor WorkSource Center 1851 N. Gaffey St., Suite F San Pedro, CA 90731 Torrance Career Center 1220 Engracia Ave. Torrance, CA 90501 ß

Merle S. Thomas has been named June’s Elk of the Month at the Long Beach/Bellflower Elks Lodge No. 888. Thomas was born in Yuma, Arizona in February of 1915, and moved to Long Beach when he was 7. He attended Washington Junior High and then Poly Senior High School, where he received a master of pioneering honor from the local YMCA. After graduating from high school in 1933, he returned to Yuma, where he worked for his uncle doing farming. In 1941, he returned to California, moving to Sacramento, where he worked for McClellan Army Air Depot on a squadron of “Jimmy Doolittle” B25s.

In 1942, he moved to Riverside, where he worked on the flight line as well as assisting pilots on various test flights, riding everything from a Piper Cub to the war-tested B-29. He returned to Yuma and farming in 1947, joining Yuma Elks Lodge No. 476 in 1956. He retired from farming in 1963 and moved back to Long Beach in 1966. Upon his return here, he transferred his membership to Lodge No. 888 on Aug. 7, 1967. While a member of the local lodge, he has served on the Chimes folding committee and makes donations several times a year to various funds, such as the charity fund and the building fund. He also purchased a new bingo board for the lodge. ß

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Bixby Knolls’ new banners highlight features of the area Despite the uncertainty of the future of redevelopment agencies, the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) is continuing to move ahead with its RDA-funded programs for this fiscal year. The latest project was the installation of new “feature” banners along Atlantic Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. “We have Bixby Knolls banners on every light pole from Wardlow to 46th Street to designate the business

district,” said BKBIA Executive Director Blair Cohn. “The new banners show the ‘features’ of Bixby Knolls as you drive through the district. Not only do you know you are in Bixby Knolls, but you also get to see what Bixby Knolls has to offer.” Every third light pole has a different image highlighting either shopping, dining, professional services, the Bixby Strollers walking group, the area’s supper club, the literary

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society, the neighborhood’s bikefriendliness, live theater, or the First Fridays art walk. “We even created banners for the Long Beach Shakespeare Company, Historical Society, and Rancho Los Cerritos,” Cohn said. “It’s important to showcase all the assets of the community both business- and neighborhood-related. We are determined to keep the momentum going and make as many improvements to the district as we can. Bixby Knolls is a textbook example of redevelopment dollars at work. We can walk the corridors and literally point to all the changes made in the last few years with the assistance of the RDA.”

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This week, the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association released the names of the winners in the 6th Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo and Car Show, which took place Saturday, July 9, on Atlantic Avenue between San Antonio Drive and Roosevelt Road. The top winners were: Best of Show 1913 American Underslung. Owner– Greg Joseph Long Beach Airport Director’s Choice Award 1961 Cadillac. Owner– John Goodin Bixby Knolls Choice Award 1941 Ford Panel 110. Owner– Bill Epson 1948 & earlier – All vehicles (Class 10) 1940 Ford Coupe. Owner– Doug and Susie Bush 1949 & Later – Autos (Class 20) 1956 Buick Century. Owner– Rick Lorenzen 1949 & Later – Trucks (Class 30) 1955 Chevy 3100. Owner– Gary Wymore Muscle Cars 1965-1973 (Class 40) 1972 Plymouth Hemi Cuda. Owner– Rick Lorenzen Mustangs 1965-1973 (Class 50)– 1966 Mustang. Owner– Tom Thomas Mustangs 1974 – Present (Class 60)– 2008 Ford Shelby GT. Owner– Bob Lee roadsters (Class 70): 1932 Ford. Owner– Tom and Cindy Brenneman Foreign Cars (Class 80)– 1967 VW Crew Cab. Owner– James White Sultans Club (Class C-1)– 1932 Ford Victoria. Owner– Danny Costa Mercifuls Club (Class C-2) 1957

Pontiac Star Chief. Owner– Jack Petitt Mopar Knights Club (Class C-3) 1964 Plymouth Fury. Owner– Glenn Forbush Day of Show entries (Class DoS) 1941 Ford Panel 110. Owner– Bill Epson More than $5,300 was raised for the Long Beach Special Olympics through an opportunity drawing, auction and sponsorship proceeds. The funds will help with transportation and other needs of local athletes. To view photos and videos from the event, visit bixbyknollscarshow.com. ß

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LBS Financial Credit union collecting school supply donations LBS Financial Credit Union is collecting school supplies for two local schools in the Greater Long Beach area this summer. Stephens Middle School, in the Long Beach Unified School District, and the Child Development Center, part of ABC Unified School District, have partnered with the Credit Union to provide their wish lists for the upcoming school year. This is the first year of LBS Financial’s Adopt-a-School program. The credit union is working directly with the school districts to select a different school each summer. During the summer months, the program is promoted at their Greater Long Beach area branch offices, on marketing materials and on their website to encourage their members and

employees to make donations. Before the school year begins in September, all of the supplies collected will be delivered to each school. The credit union is requesting support from area residents who are interested in helping the local schools. With the continuing budget crisis and less support for the schools, teachers and families of students are often responsible for purchasing their own school supplies. Wish lists for items needed are located on the LBS Financial website at lbsfcu.org and at each of their Greater Long Beach locations (Long Beach, Cerritos and Lakewood). Donations can be dropped off directly at any LBS Financial branch location through Aug. 26. ß

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Dozens of local city leaders and officials, business members and community residents gathered on the steps of the Long Beach Police Department headquarters on July 21 for one common goal– to announce their support for a lawsuit filed three days earlier by the League of California Cities and California Redevelopment Association (RDA) seeking to overturn the state’s attempt to eliminate redevelopment with the passage of Assembly Bills 1x26 and 1x27. Led by Long Beach Vice Mayor/2nd District Councilmember Suja Lowenthal, the press conference provided a platform for the various city officials and redevelopment agency representatives to

ingly by our voters in this state just this past November, which prohibits the state from raiding, shifting or otherwise redirecting local redevelopment funds.” Lowenthal, along with League of California Cities president Jim Ridenour, Signal Hill Mayor Larry Forester and Long Beach Redevelopment Agency board member John Thomas, stressed the vital role the agencies play in local city development and shared some of the significant projects underway as a direct result of RDAs. Ridenour said Sacramento continues to pick the pockets of local governments to solve its budget problems. “It’s unconstitutional and it must stop,” he said. “Voters want redevelopment dollars to stay in their communities. They want jobs, they want economic develop-

ment, they want affordable housing, they want to clean up abandoned properties, and none of this is done without redevelopment funds.” AB 1x26 and 1x27 were passed with the state budget in June and fall under violation of Prop. 22, which was passed last year. AB 1x26 would abolish redevelopment agencies, and AB 1x27 would allow agencies to exist in some limited capacity only if they agree to pay a “ransom” payment of $1.7 billion statewide in the first year and $400 million statewide each year thereafter. Ridenour also read aloud text that directly falls under Proposition 22, which states that state politicians in Sacramento are completely prohibited from ceasing, diverting, shifting, borrowing,

transferring, suspending and or otherwise taking or interfering with revenue that has been dedicated to funding services provided by local government. Forester said the state is holding city communities up for ransom. “Legislators who voted for this will forever be remembered as destroying our communities and eliminating the best tool we have for revitalizing neighborhoods and creating jobs,” he said. According to Thomas, RDAs have contributed over $148 million in public improvements since 2002. Under the terms of AB 1x27, cities have until Oct. 1 to notify the state that they are going to make the required payments to continue their redevelopment activities. ß

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PuBLiC noTiCeS 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. Mission Blvd., Pomona, Ca amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $331,518.04 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 TST3800 notiCe of trUStee'S Sale tS no. 11-0032423 title order no. 11-0025910 investor/insurer no. 01700564585 aPn no. 7211-020-022 yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt, dated 01/13/2006. 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 SUng KHUn tran, a Single Man, dated 01/13/2006 and recorded 01/31/06, as instrument no. 06 0226908, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/24/2011 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: 2320 leMon 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 $436,761.47. 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: 07/22/2011 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# fnMa4037014 07/29/2011, 08/05/2011, 08/12/2011 TST3801 tS #: Ca-11-433910-Ct order #: 110155365-Ca-gti notiCe of trUStee’S Sale yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt dated 9/29/2006. UnleSS yoU taKe aCtion to ProteCt yoUr ProPerty, it May Be Sold at a PUBliC Sale. if yoU need an exPlanation of tHe natUre of tHe ProCeeding againSt yoU, yoU SHoUld ContaCt a laWyer. a public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. the sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the deed of trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. the amount may be greater on the day of sale. BenefiCiary May eleCt to Bid leSS tHan tHe total aMoUnt dUe. trustor(s): 2006 CrogHan faMily trUSt WitH denniS CrogHan and JUditH CrogHan aS trUSteeS recorded: 10/25/2006 as instrument no. 06 2366025 in book xxx, page xxx of official records in the office of the recorder of loS angeleS County, California; date of Sale: 8/17/2011 at 10:30 aM Place of Sale: at the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, Ca amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $349,686.03 the purported property address is: 2508 e WilloW St 210 Signal Hill, Ca 90755 assessors Parcel no. 7214-009-135 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 americas Servicing Company 1 Home Campus x2504-017 Customer Service des Moines ia 50328. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [1] the mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [2] the timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. if the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. if the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. the Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s attorney. date: Quality loan Service Corp. 2141 5th avenue San diego, Ca 92101 619-645-7711 for non Sale information only Sale line: 714-573-1965 or login to: HyPerlinK "http://www.priorityposting.com" www.priorityposting.com reinstatement line: 619-645-7711 Quality loan Service, Corp. if you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. tHiS notiCe iS Sent for tHe PUrPoSe of ColleCting a deBt.

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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 august 18, 2011 at 11:30 aM, first american trustee Servicing Solutions, llC, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to deed of trust recorded 04/23/07, as instrument no. 20070971244, in book , page , of official records in the office of the County recorder of loS angeleS County, State of California. executed by: doMiniC J. Perera,. 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# 7215‑015‑032. the street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2140 BayvieW dr., 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 $742,847.05. 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 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: 07/20/11, 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. nPP0186043 07/29/11, 08/05/11, 08/12/11 TST3812 notiCe of trUStee'S Sale tS no. 11-0032423 title order no. 11-0025910 investor/insurer no. 01700564585 aPn no. 7211-020-022 yoU are in defaUlt Under a deed of trUSt, dated 01/13/2006. 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 SUng KHUn tran, a Single Man, dated 01/13/2006 and recorded 01/31/06, as instrument no. 06 0226908, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los angeles County, State of California, will sell on 08/24/2011 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: 2320 leMon 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

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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: 07/22/2011 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# fnMa4037014 07/29/2011, 08/05/2011, 08/12/2011 TST3791 / 2011 049043 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. f i n g e r S a n d to e S a C C o U n t i n g , 2 . W e a S e l _ W e r K S , 3 3 4 5 S a n t a f e av e . # 1 0 0 , long Beach, Ca 90810. registrant: Kyle Marie e . l a i r d , 3 3 4 5 S a n t a f e av e . # 1 0 0 , l o n g Beach, Ca 90810. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Kyle Marie e. laird. 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 c o m m o n l a w ( s e e s e c t i o n 1 4 4 11 e t s e q . , B u s i ness and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011. TST3792 / 2011 058600 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: B l a C K B i r d C a f e , 3 4 0 5 o r a n g e av e . , l o n g Beach, Ca 90807. registrant: BlaCKBird Cafe inC., 3405 orange 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: debbie rossetti-Colacion, President. 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 6, 2011. notiCe: this fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e o ff i c e o f t h e c o u n t y c l e r k . 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 c o m m o n l a w ( s e e s e c t i o n 1 4 4 11 e t s e q . , B u s i ness and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011. TST3793 / 2011 058556 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. long BeaCH air CHarter, 2. long BeaCH flying ClUB, 3. long BeaCH fligHt aCadeMy, 2631 e. Spring St., long Beach, Ca 90806. registrant: CandaCe a. larned enterPriSeS, inC., 2631 e. Spring St., long Beach, Ca 90806. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Candace a. robinson, President. 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 6, 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 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011. TST3795 / 2011 057241 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: 1. fUll Moon entertainMent groUP, 2. fUll M o o n e n t. g r o U P, 3 . f U l l M o o n , 4 . M i d e a S t l i v e , 5 . M i d e a S t l i v e e n t. , 6 . M i d e a S t l i v e e n t e rta i n M e n t, 6 0 0 0 B i x b y village drive #7, long Beach, Ca 90803. registrant: KUlCSar inveStMentS llC, 6000

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TST3797 / 2011 061517 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: fUnCtional fine art, 1111 W. 10th St., Unit B, San Pedro, Ca 90731. registrant: eKleKtiKo inC, 1111 W. 10th St., Unit B, San Pedro, Ca 90731. this business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Carlos Soto, President. 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 o n J u l y 11 , 2 0 11 . n o t i C e : t h i s f i c t i t i o u s b u s i 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 c o m m o n l a w ( s e e s e c t i o n 1 4 4 11 e t s e q . , B u s i ness and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 15, 22, 29, & august 5, 2011. TST3798 / 2011 063646 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT the following person is doing business as: Joy ride MoBile SKate SHoP, 37 W. Pleasant St., long Beach, Ca 90805. registrant: MiCHael t. alverSon, 37 W. Pleasant St., long Beach, Ca 90805. this business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statem e n t i s t r u e a n d c o r r e c t . S i g n e d : M i c h a e l 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 i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e o ff i c e o f t h e c o u n t y c l e r k . 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 c o m m o n l a w ( s e e s e c t i o n 1 4 4 11 e t s e q . , B u s i ness 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. regist r a n t : 1 . J a M e S t. C a rt e r , 2 . l o r i n e l . C a rt e r , 6 7 4 9 S t e a r n s S t . , l o n g B e a c h , C a 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 i t w a s f i l e d i n t h e o ff i c e o f t h e c o u n t y c l e r k . 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 c o m m o n l a w ( s e e s e c t i o n 1 4 4 11 e t s e q . , B u s i ness and Professions Code). Pub. the Signal tribune: July 15, 22, 29, & august 5, 2011. TST3788 / Case No. NS024144 o r d e r to S H o W C a U S e f o r C H a n g e o f naMe SUPerior CoUrt of California, CoUnty of loS angeleS, 415 West ocean Blvd., long Beach, Ca 90802, SoUtH JUdiCial diStriCt. Petition of Uritza Santiago Smith, (mother), elijah ray guthrie, (son) for Change of name. to all intereSted PerSonS: 1. Petitioner UritZa Santiago SMitH, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing n a m e s a s f o l l o w s : P r e s e n t n a m e : e l i J a H r ay g U t H r i e t o P r o p o s e d n a m e : e l i J a H r ay SMitH. 2. tHe CoUrt orderS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show c a u s e , i f a n y, s h y t h e p e t i t i o n f o r c h a n g e o f name should not be granted.


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CiTy oF SignAL HiLL TST3807 NoTICE oF A PUBlIC HEARING notiCe iS HereBy given that the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will hold a public hearing on tuesday, august 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, to consider: reviSed PlanS for tHe aragon reSidential CondoMiniUM develoPMent (formerly known as Cityview) tHe aPPliCant HaS SUBMitted an aPPliCation reQUeSting aPProval of Modified floor PlanS and elevationS for tHe 81 -Unit toWnHoMe-Style CondoMiniUM ProJeCt PrevioUSly aPProved at oriZiBa avenUe SoUtH of 19tH Street (see attached map). PreliMinary grading, ConStrUCtion of a CUl-de-SaC eliMinating ConneCting traffiCe BetWeen PaCifiC CoaSt HigHWay and 19tH Street and oil Well aBandonMent Have Been CoMPleted BUt ConStrUCtion on StrUCtUreS HaS not oCCUred. tHe Site Plan and nUMBer of UnitS (81) reMainS tHe SaMe. ProPoSed CHangeS inClUde: eliMination of 4-Story BUildingS (all UnitS Will Be 3-Story) inCorPoration of tWo 3 BedrooM floor PlanS (19 3 BedrooM UnitS and 62 2 BedrooM UnitS) addition of 3rd ParKing SPaCe for 3 BedrooM UnitS (15 Will inClUde 3rd SPaCe aS tandeM SPaCe in Private garage and 4 Will inClUde extra driveWay SPaCe in addition to 2 Car garage – all 2 BedrooM UnitS inClUde 2 Car Private garageS) applicant(s): MBK Homes a Mitigated negative deClaration was previously adopted for the subject project and mitigation measures were included as a part of the Mitigated negative declaration that will mitigate identified significant impacts to a level of insignificance. the Mitigated negative declaration and material relevant to the proposed project may be inspected between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through thursdays, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., fridays, in the Community development department at City Hall. tHe PUBliC iS invited to submit written comments to the Community development department or at the public hearing. fUrtHer inforMation on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community development department located at 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by calling Scott Charney at (562) 989-7343 or by email at: HyPerlinK "mailto:scharney@cityofsignalhill.org" scharney@cityofsignalhill.org. . Published in the Signal tribune newspaper: July 29, 2011 Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010: July 29, 2011 Mailed to affected property owners: July 29, 2011

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CiTy oF SignAL HiLL TST3810 PUBlIC HEARING NoTICE notiCe iS HereBy given that on tuesday, august 9, 2011, the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will conduct a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review the items described below. notiCe iS HereBy given that on tuesday, September 6, 2011, the City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California to review the items described below. Zoning ordinanCe aMendMent 11-05 a reQUeSt to aMend tHe Signal Hill MUniCiPal Code to PerMit food trUCK eventS and eStaBliSH regUlationS for food trUCK eventS on Private ProPerty in all CoMMerCial and indUStrial ZoneS. applicant: the City of Signal Hill all intereSted PerSonS are hereby invited to attend public hearings to present written information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. if you wish to legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearings described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearings. a negative deClaration has been prepared in conjunction with the subject Zoning ordinance amendment based on an initial study that found no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposal. tHe file containing negative declaration 7/29/11 (2) relevant to the proposal may be inspected by the public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on fridays, in the Community development department at City Hall. tHe PUBliC iS invited to submit written comments to the Community development department, during the review period from July 29, 2011 – September 6, 2011 prior to City Council adoption of the negative declaration. Written comments may also be submitted at the public hearings. fUrtHer inforMation on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community development department located at 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by emailing reina Schaetzl, assistant Planner at HyPerlinK "mailto:rschaetzl@cityofsignalhill.org"rschaetzl@cityofsignalhill.org or calling at (562) 989-7341. Published in the Signal tribune newspaper (no less than 1/8 page): July 29, 2011 Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010: July 29, 2011 Mailed to affected property owners on or before: July 29, 2011


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parts of Lakewood and south to Wilmington/West Long Beach. He’s now in his fourth year in the Assembly. Assembly members are limited to

serving six years. In an interview with Furutani on Monday, he explained that his decision to run for city council instead of seeking a third term as an assemblyman was influenced by proposed district line changes that would likely break up the 55th district. These

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JuLy 29, 2011 boundary. According to Furutani, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach would be in his district. “I don’t even know what my district is going to look like in the future, and all the maps that I’ve seen up to now have me in areas that I’ve never represented in my life. I’ve never been a beach person,” Furutani said.

TST3808 NoTICE oF A PUBlIC HEARING notiCe iS HereBy given that the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will hold a public hearing on tuesday, august 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review: Site Plan and deSign revieW 11-03 a reQUeSt to reModel an exiSting 768 SQUare foot one-Story, tWo- BedrooM, one-BatH Single-faMily dWelling to a tWo-BedrooM, tWo-BatH Single-faMily dWelling WitH a one-Car garage and deMoliSH an exiSting tHree-Car garage in tHe rear and ConStrUCt a neW tHree-Car garage WitH a 931 SQUare foot tWo- BedrooM, one-BatH Single-faMily dWelling aBove it at 3347 Brayton avenUe in tHe rlM-2, reSidential loW/MediUM-2, Zoning diStriCt applicant: reginald Mcnulty all intereSted PerSonS are hereby invited to attend this public hearing to present written information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. tHe file containing material relevant to the proposed project may be inspected by the public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on fridays, in the Community development department at City Hall. tHe PUBliC iS invited to submit written comments to the Community development department prior to the public hearing no later than tuesday, august 2, 2011, for insertion into the staff report as an exhibit. Written comments may also be submitted at the hearing or via email at comdev@cityofsignalhill.org fUrtHer inforMation on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community development department located at 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by calling James Kao, associate Planner at (562) 989-7344. Published in the Signal tribune newspaper: July 29, 2011 Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010: July 29, 2011 Mailed to affected property owners: July 29, 2011

CiTy oF SignAL HiLL TST3809 PUBlIC HEARING NoTICE notiCe iS HereBy given that on tuesday, august 9, 2011, the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill will conduct a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, to review the items described below. notiCe iS HereBy given that on tuesday, September 6, 2011, the City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California to review the items described below. Zoning ordinanCe aMendMent 11-04 a reQUeSt to aMend tHe Signal Hill MUniCiPal Code to PerMit tattoo and Body PierCing StUdio USe SUBJeCt to diStanCe and SeParation reQUireMentS of 500 feet froM SenSitive land USeS SUCH aS reSidential ZoneS, CHUrCHeS, ParKS, liBrarieS and SCHoolS and 1,000 feet froM any SiMilar eStaBliSHMent and to PerMit tHe USe in tHe Cg, CoMMerCial general, Co, CoMMerCial offiCe, CtC, CoMMerCial toWn Center, Ci, CoMMerCial indUStrial, li, ligHt indUStrial, gi, general indUStrial, and SP-10, PaCifiC CoaSt HigHWay SPeCifiC Plan, Zoning diStriCtS. applicant: Jon Hall and Wade Hexberg all intereSted PerSonS are hereby invited to attend public hearings to present written information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. if you wish to legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearings described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearings. a negative deClaration has been prepared in conjunction with the subject Zoning ordinance amendment based on an initial study that found no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposal. tHe file containing negative declaration 7/29/11 (1) relevant to the proposal may be inspected by the public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on fridays, in the Community development department at City Hall. tHe PUBliC iS invited to submit written comments to the Community development department, during the review period from July 29, 2011 – September 6, 2011 prior to City Council adoption of the negative declaration. Written comments may also be submitted at the public hearings. fUrtHer inforMation on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community development department located at 2175 Cherry avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by emailing James Kao, associate Planner at HyPerlinK "mailto:jkao@cityofsignalhill.org"jkao@cityofsignalhill.org or calling at (562) 989-7344. Published in the Signal tribune newspaper: July 29, 2011 Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010: July 29, 2011 Mailed to affected property owners on or before: July 29, 2011

CiTy oF SignAL HiLL TST3806 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 23, 2011, and on the same day shortly thereafter, they will be publicly opened and read for the “ada iMProveMentS at orange avenUe and WilloW Street” project, 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 and the construction of sidewalk, curb ramps, retaining wall, and water, striping, signage, and traffic signal improvements Willow Street between orange avenue and gundry avenue. a-2 all work must be completed within one hundred and twenty (120) 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 “ada iMProveMentS at orange avenUe and WilloW Street”. 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-10 license, with subcontractors possessing appropriate licenses, at the time the contract is awarded. a-5 attention is directed to the provision in Section 1777.5 of the labor Code 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: this is a federally-assisted construction project. federal labor Standards Provisions outlined in the HUd-4010 form, including the prevailing wage requirements of the davis-Bacon and related acts (dBra) will be enforced. the “current federal Wage decision” is the one in effect 10-days prior to the bid opening date and can be found on-line at http://www.wdol.gov. in the event of a conflict between federal and State wages rates, the higher of the two will prevail. also, the federal labor Standards Provisions (HUd-4010 form), and the federal Wage decision must be in the bid documents and physically attached the agency report of Contract award form for each subcontract awarded. the Current federal Wage decision must be included in the bid documents and, within 10-days of Bid opening, the lCa must check (online) to see if a new modification was issued. if a new modification was issued, an addendum must be sent to bidders. 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 22, 2011 Published in the Signal tribune on: July 29 and august 5, 2011

Furutani was born in San Pedro and raised in Gardena, and has been a resident of the Harbor Gateway area for about 20 years. With a primary nomination election in Los Angeles on November 8 and (if one is necessary) a general election on January 17, time is running short for Furutani who has set a number of priorities for his work as a California lawmaker. Furutani said he’s focused on a number of bills that deal with career technical education. He authored a bill that included career technical education classes among the class options students would have to satisfy a high school graduation requirement. Another bill would create pilot programs for high schools that link academic studies to career paths so students can see the relevance of their classes. Furutani has often focused on education. He has served on the Board of Education for the Los Angeles Unified School District as well as the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Community College District. The assembly member is also pressing for pension reform before he leaves office. One bill, AB 340, known as the “Anti-Pension Spiking Act,” has been passed by the state Senate and will be reviewed by the Assembly in August. It’s one of a number of pension reform bills that Furutani, as the chair of the Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee, hopes to see passed. AB 340 would prevent new public employees from using housing or car allowance benefits to calculate their retirement pension. It would also give broad authority to county pension boards. According to analysis from a consultant for Furutani’s committee, these boards could deny compensation that would spike an employee’s allowance. No analysis has been offered to determine exactly how much the pension reform bills would affect the state budget. Furutani said that he was trying to address pension reform with a “scalpel, not a meat cleaver or sledge hammer.” “I think people appreciate that message in terms of how to fix this so that we don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater,” said Furutani. The assembly member acknowledged that a few of his battles over the state budget still must be resolved. He also recognized the steep criticism that he and fellow Democrats received when they threatened to shut down redevelopment agencies across the state. California lawmakers passed two bills concerning redevelopment. One bill would end redevelopment agencies altogether, and if they aren’t dissolved, another bill would force agencies to pay a significantly large amount to benefit schools. City officials throughout Southern California threw their support behind a lawsuit that hopes to stop these two bills. According to Furutani, the leaders of the Assembly and Senate have promised to put together a committee to review their options. They will be considering how to continue redevelopment in the “context of meaningful reform and improvement,” Furutani said. “It’s still a work in process,” Furutani said of redevelopment agencies, “but I think the best description of it is that we’re trying to fix the airplane in flight. So it gets a little chaotic.” The press offices of the assembly speaker and the senate president protem did not confirm that a specific committee as described by Furutani has been formed, however they did acknowledge that redevelopment is still an ongoing issue among a number of committees and staff members in Sacramento. The senate president protem’s press office indicated that other redevelopment legislation may be proposed later. The legislature reconvenes on August 15 and ends on September 9 for the winter break. ß


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residents, city leaders gather to focus on north LB development Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer

A large crowd of residents, city officials and neighborhood groups came out to discuss the latest ninth district news at the first North Long Beach Community Assembly on July 23rd at Houghton Park. Hosted by 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal, the assembly was created to better inform North Long Beach residents and inspire community participation. Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, US Rep. Laura Richardson (D-37th) and 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich thanked attendees for coming together to address community concerns and neighborhood improvements. City Manager Pat West, Long Beach Prosecutor Doug Haubert, Long Beach Police Department Commander Galen Carroll, and Tony Foster, redevelopment project officer for the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA), provided attendees with upto-date information on the progress of ongoing projects. A panel of 11 neighborhood associations and groups was seated at the front of the community room. Neighborhood association representatives gave brief introductions about their groups, specified the areas they represent, and disclosed the dates and frequency of their monthly meetings. “I’m very grateful to be having a very productive year organizing, working with the community in the North, and moving the community forward,” Neal said. “This is a general meeting of North Long Beach residents to meet their neighbors, receive important community updates, and most importantly, to learn from each other by sharing our successes, challenges, opinions, talents and resources with one another.” Mayor Bob Foster addressed the impact Assembly Bills AB 1x26 and AB 1x27 would have on the many proposed city projects if the current redevelopment agencies are not reinstated under the lawsuit filed July 18 against the California Supreme Court by the League of California Cities and the California Redevelopment Associations. The lawsuit challenges the constitution-

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for next year’s stars as RDA funding may no longer be an option. “I’d like to get a lot of the community involved financially. I think it will be very easy to get some community input financially on that. I really do,” Andrews said. “Once they see those beautiful stars up on the fence, I think a whole lot of people will want to be a part of that. It brightens up our community.” Andrews is hoping to fill up the whole fence that lies on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. He is keeping hush about the possible choices for next year’s honorees, however he has one candidate in mind for the Poly High community to consider. “I don’t want to give away the secret. I think I’m going to be one of them. Let’s just put that down,” Andrews said and laughed. Other Long Beach high schools have shown interest in starting their own walks of fame, said Andrews, but he’s confident that Poly’s will gain momentum through the years. He’s predicting an even bigger and better turnout for next year’s ceremony. “I think with the next one you probably won’t be able to get into those bleachers,” Andrews said. “It was one of those situations where it just came about. All kinds of individuals came from Poly. It’s the history everyone thinks about. It just resonates no matter where you go.” ß

ality of recent legislation affecting the agencies in the state. “We believe that what the state did was clearly illegal,” Foster said. “I’m not going to predict the outcome of the lawsuit, but I think that eventually we should be victorious in litigation. I’m very emotional about this because I think what was done to the city and done to other cities around California is almost unbelievable.” The bills will not affect ongoing projects but future projects would be at risk. The Supreme Court has until August 15 to make an initial ruling on the lawsuit’s request for a stay that would prevent the legislation from going into effect. West discussed the many festivities happening throughout Long Beach as part of the 100 Days of Summer program. In addition, he confirmed that the Long Beach Airport’s new parking garage has been completed, and that work has started on several other projects, including airport terminal upgrades, the Port of Long Beach’s Gerald Desmond Bridge Reconstruction and Middle Harbor Project, and the new Long Beach courthouse. West also affirmed the reinstatement of the previously canceled Farmers and Merchants Bank and Palm Desert Development Company-funded housing development project along Artesia Boulevard. According to West, approximately

$500,000 of infrastructure projects have been completed in the past three years. “Over the years, the City has eliminated over 644 positions in the city, [totaling] 19 percent of our general fund workforce,” West said. “The number one need in this state is pension reform. The whole city council and city management is unanimous in pension reform.” The Long Beach City Council will release a budget on August 1 and the hearing will begin on August 2. Gabelich spoke about the importance of focusing on a community watch program that is currently being development. “It’s all about the partnerships we create to improve the neighborhoods and communities we live in,” Gabelich said. In addressing the ongoing gang violence issue, Haubert announced that his team handles more than 14,000 misdemeanors every year. He reported more than 100 arrests under gang injunctions last year, and an additional 85 made since January 1st of this year. He estimates that this year’s arrests will surpass last year’s numbers of gang injunction prosecutions. “It’s the most powerful community empowerment strategy that we have,” Haubert said. “This has been asked for, and we get help from the school district, police department,

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Mayor Bob Foster, left, gave residents at the North Long Beach Community Assembly a rundown of the City’s efforts to save redevelopment agencies.

community groups and other city departments.” Carroll offered crime statistics and updates for the North Long Beach area, attributing many of the incidents to property crimes. He encouraged residents to expand their community watch and pay attention to their surroundings. Attendees were invited to participate in the 28th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, August 2. RDA representative Tony Foster concluded the evening with a slideshow of the many ongoing

projects in North Long Beach, and encouraged residents to become more involved in their community. According to Foster, Long Beach is currently weighing the options presented under the assembly bills, including the decision to reestablish the redevelopment agencies. “In the meantime, we’re continuing to work on our obligations,” Foster said. “Much of the work that you see going on around the city and the contracts that have already been enacted are going to continue.” ß

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THAT’S LESS THAN $14 EACH! SEE ADVISOR FOR DETAILS. NISSAN & INFINITIS ONLY.

NISSAN HIGH MILEAGE CLUB ALL NISSAN VEHICLES WITH 100,000 MILES OR MORE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A…

15% DISCOUNT on all parts and labor, when serviced at Hooman nissan. Cannot be combined with any other coupon. Maximum of $100.00.

Must present coupon at time order is written. nissans only. not valid with any other offer. valid only at Hooman nissan. expires 8-31-11.

ARE YOUR WARNING LIGHTS ON? Come in for a complimentary inspection!

* airbag light * vSC * Maintenance required * traction control * aBS Must present coupon at time order is written. nissans only. excludes gtrs. not valid with any other offer. valid only at Hooman nissan. expires 8-31-11.

We service Nissan & infiniti

$39

95

* Check engine light * tire pressure * Brake light * tail light warning * Check for any recalls

See your friendly service consultant for details. Must present coupon. nissans only. excludes gtrs. not good in conjunection with any other offer or special. May only be used at Hooman nissan. expires 8-31-11.


20 SignAL TriBune

JuLy 29, 2011


Signal Tribune Issue 3308