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December 2, 2016

Mosque in SH among those targeted in anti-Muslim letters Officials believe they can track down person who sent hate mail.

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Left, the Long Beach Islamic Center in Signal Hill was one of several around the nation that were sent anti-Muslim letters from a yet unidentified source.

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When Long Beach Islamic Center Chairman Tarek Mohamed received CJ Dablo a hateful letter aimed at the local Muslim community in early 2016, he Staff Writer read it and tossed it into the trash. The fight over whether the After receiving another one around Long Beach Airport should be the time Donald Trump had been anchanged into an international one nounced as the Republican presidencontinues, and the discussion may tial candidate in July, he became a bit come to an end in the next two more concerned. weeks. The city manager’s ofOn Wednesday, Nov. 23, he refice had announced that the issue ceived yet another one, but this time would be on the city council agenhe contacted the FBI. da on Dec. 13. The local mosque he leads, which is located Seventh District Councilmemin Signal Hill, was one of several Islamic cenber Roberto Uranga has asked that ters that were mailed handwritten letters calling the Dec. 13 meeting be a mere Muslims “children of Satan” and “vile and filthy study session. His request will people.” be considered on Tuesday, Dec. According to Nihad Awad, national executive 6. Uranga was unavailable for an director of the Council on American-Islamic Reinterview with the Signal Tribune, lations (CAIR), in a Nov. 28 letter he sent to FBI but he offered the reasons for his request for a session to study the Director James B. Comey, the others targeted in request for a federal inspection California were Granada Hills Masjid, Islamic service (FIS) facility in a staff reCenter of Northridge, Islamic Center of Clareport. mont and Evergreen Islamic Center. In Georgia, “Given the continued commuthe Islamic Center of Savannah received a similar nity interest in the proposed FIS letter. facility and the extensive inforOn Wednesday, the Council on American-Ismation contained in the feasibility lamic Relations (CAIR) announced on its webstudy, including logistical, noise site that its Massachusetts chapter was calling for and economic impacts,” he wrote, stepped-up police protection of local mosques “it is important that we, the city after an anti-Muslim letter supporting Trump was council, hear the item as a study sent to Masjid Al-Kareem in Providence, Rhode session for the city council, as a Island. The same day, media outlets in Florida whole, to hear community input were reporting that a similar letter had reached and to receive additional clarificaa mosque in the southern part of the state. All tion from staff before the matter is letters appear to have originated from the same voted on by the city council.” source in California. JetBlue Airways, the airport’s largest tenant, requested an FIS During a press conference this week at the facility nearly two years ago. If Islamic Center of Southern California in Korethe City is serious about allowatown, FBI counter-terrorism specialist Stephen ing international flights out of the Woolery said his agency is focused on protecting currently domestic-service airport, the community. that federal-customs facility is one “We’re committed together to show unification necessary step in that direction. whenever there is any kind of expression– any However, just talking about the kind of incident– of hate or bias directed,” Woolissue at this time of the year has ery said, “not just at our Muslim-American combrought out critics. munity, but our community at large.” Former councilmember, and The Los Angeles Police Department’s Countleader of the community-advocaer-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau ancy group LB HUSH2, Rae Ganounced this week that, based on the post office belich said in a phone interview used to mail the letters, they are optimistic that Wednesday that the discussion they will be able to locate the individual who sent shouldn’t happen around the holiletters to mosques in the L.A. area that were postdays. Gabelich expressed her conmarked Nov. 19. cern that the community members The letter refers to Trump as “a new sheriff see AIRPORT page 5 in town” Bundts_JB_Layout 1 12/1/14 1:42 PM Page 1 who is “going to cleanse America and

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Below, several Islamic centers around the country– including the Long Beach Islamic Center in Signal Hill– have received letters that appear to include the same anti-Muslim content (above) from a yet unidentified source in California.

make it shine again.” “And, he’s going to start with you Muslims,” it states. “He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the jews [sic]. You Muslims would be wise to pack your bags and get out of Dodge.” In an in-person interview Tuesday, Mohamed said that, right after receiving the letter last week, he attended an Islamic leadership convention in Ontario, California, where he found out other Muslim leaders had gotten the same letter. “That time, I felt like this is something we really shouldn’t be silent about,” Mohamed said. “I started talking to the media and inviting the FBI to get involved.” Mohamed said his organization had contacted the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD), who sent an officer to take a report. However, he said he understood that the local police would be rath-

er limited in their abilities to address an issue that was quickly becoming more widespread, as other Islamic organizations were reporting their receipt of the letter. “The police department is going to be limited to Signal Hill,” he said. “I felt very sorry for them because they cannot go [farther] than that. They cannot investigate it.” Ron Sagmit, a lieutenant with SHPD, told the Signal Tribune that there was not much information to share but his department is cognizant of the incident. “The SHPD is aware of a threatening letter received by the Islamic Center,” Sagmit said in an emailed response. “We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of those attending the Islamic see MOSQUES page 15

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December 2, 2016

Months after depot at park burns down, nearby farm lot is vandalized Farm’s founder believes transients are responsible for both incidents. Cory Bilicko Managing Editor

In what some believe to be another retaliatory act by local transients who have been forced to leave Willow Springs Park, Farm Lot 59, an agriculture-based nonprofit, was vandalized over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to Sasha Kanno, president and founder of the farm, which is located within the park. In a phone interview with the Signal Tribune Tuesday, Kanno said there have been ongoing problems in the park and at the farm stand, located at 2714 California Ave., including theft, vandalism and an act of defecation inside the farm’s office. “My police file is six years deep,” Kanno said. “But this time it was an act of rage. [They] flipped everything over, pulled the irrigation out of the overhead system, thrashed the greenhouse, [and there was] a little bit of graffiti, but not so much structural [damage]. They didn’t burn down my office. They didn’t rip up my tarp– I don’t know if it’s because they didn’t have the tarp tool or not, but it was more thrashing. All the tables were overturned.” Kanno said she estimates the damage to total around $2,000 in products and equipment that were destroyed, adding that she had discovered the damage Sunday when she showed up to work at the farm. “Mostly the greenhouse is what took the financial hit– the plants, the future plantings, the transplants,” she said. “We have a big microgreen production, and it’s a high-value crop, and they’re all thrashed.” Earlier this week, several members of the community– including volunteers with the Conservation Corps of Long Beach– went to Farm Lot 59 to help address the vandalism. “The response was very touching, with people offering to come and clean up,” Kanno said. “They came and gave hugs and cleaned up and took the trash out and just gave some good ju-ju and love back to the farm.” The Signal Tribune asked Kanno if she believes the incidents of vandalism are indeed acts of retaliation by homeless individuals who had been living in the park. “I do,” she said, “because we are the only occupant in this 50-acre abandoned parcel. So, when they were asked to leave and their encampment was disbanded, they were walking up the road and walking right by the farm and screaming obscenities at us. It’s mental illness on top of displacement. They don’t know the difference between us and the police in what’s happening. If they go out into the gulch and throw sticks around, it’s not much impact.

But, if they come here and thrash the place, it makes a difference [...] That’s what I firmly believe, because I’ve seen people walking through the property here that are f–cking pissed.” Kanno said she believes local transients who had been living at the park were responsible for the Sept. 16 fire that destroyed the historic train depot that had been located there. Moving forward, Kanno said she would like to see more involvement from city officials, particularly the Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine, with whom Farm Lot 59 has a lease. “I’d like Parks and Rec to be engaged. I’d like the 7th District councilman to be engaged,” she said. “This park has a master plan. So, let’s move forward with it. They have funding from Measure A. They have some grants. But there’s been no action taken. The depot– they moved it here, and it was basically an abandoned building. So, I’m not surprised that it burned down. There’s been no signage. They don’t even come here and pick up the trash.” She said the City of Long Beach should install electricity and security lights, as well as have police patrol the area. “I’ve been in constant contact with [7th District Councilmember Roberto Uranga’s chief of staff] Celina [Luna] over the past couple of months about every little incident that happens here,” Kanno said. “My fence gets ripped. It’s ongoing. Every week there’s something. I’ve called the police department

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Screen shot of video taken by Farm Lot 59’s founder, Sasha Kanno, shows damage done to the farm during an apparent act of vandalism last weekend. Kanno said she believes the farm has been targeted by transients who have been living nearby in retaliation for the City of Long Beach forcing them to leave Willow Springs Park.

every week this past month. This is just the biggest act of violence and vandalism [to date], but it’s just a constant problem the entire time I’ve been here.” Kanno said she has told the farm’s board of directors that it is imperative to be specific about their needs. “If we’re waiting for them to come up with a solution,” Kanno said, “we will never get anywhere.” The Signal Tribune emailed Luna Tuesday morning asking for a state-

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ment from Uranga’s office on the incidents that have occurred at the park. A few hours later, Ed Kamlan, a spokesman for the City of Long Beach, responded by phone to inquire into the specific questions the Signal Tribune had regarding the park area. The Signal Tribune shared some of Kanno’s concerns regarding the homeless population, upkeep and security. On Thursday afternoon, Kamlan emailed a statement to the Signal Tri-

bune that included some of the measures the City has taken recently to maintain the park. “We take great pride in our parks and open spaces and work very hard to keep them clean and safe,” the statement reads. “We have recently increased security in the area, including adding new fencing and removing debris. We have a daily City presence on site due to mulch-composting and tree-planting operations. City contractors remove trash and graffiti on a regular basis. Signal Hill Petroleum has 24-hour security staff on site. We take this matter very seriously, and our police department is reaching out to the tenant to address security.” The statement encourages City tenants, as well as residents and businesses, to report crimes to the police department so that officials can investigate the concerns. “Despite limited resources, we have made several improvements to this open space over the past few years,” the statement reads, adding that, in 2012, the Conservation Corps removed invasive plants in preparation for future park improvements, and, in November 2012, Long View Vista Point was completed, with benches, a walking path, drought-tolerant native plant landscaping and irrigation, a watershed map and interpretive signage. The statement also indicated that, a year ago, improvements to Long View Point included a walking labyrinth, additional drought-tolerant native plants, two vista seating areas, tree trimming and invasive plant removal. ✦

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‘Never stop loving the person you want to love’ Local officiant offering free weddings in response to Trump administration. Denny Cristales Editorial Assistant

A local officiant is hoping to use the power of “I do” to defend minorities, the LGBTQ community and others who feel insecure after an emotionally charged election campaign that included sometimes brazen remarks from

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Alan Katz, presiding officiant with the Great Officiants, a wedding company based in Southern California, looks on as someone files for a marriage license. Great Officiants recently announced it will offer free weddings during the first three Wednesdays of January for those who feel negatively targeted by President-elect Donald Trump’s remarks and proposed policies.

somebody loves somebody, and they want to get married, I’m here to do it.” Katz has been in the wedding business since 2003 and has performed more than 5,000 weddings. He remarked how the Great Officiants was one of the first in the wedding industry to offer same-sex ceremonies in 2008. Katz has been heavily involved with the marriage-equality movement and upholding a positive standard in the wedding industry, specifically with LGBTQ rights, for some time, he said. The issue is also a personal matter because of his daughter. “I have a transgender daughter, whom I love and respect and honor her decisions,” said Katz, who added that she now identifies as Dan. “[...] So, for me, it is a very personal thing– knowing that all this work can suddenly come

crashing down.” He said many close friends and Great Officiants clients have been vocal about their fears regarding marital and immigration freedoms, adding how there is a concern that Trump could enact policies at any moment and, “with the swipe of pen, take all the rights they have been given.” Maribel Garcia, staff member of the Great Officiants, expressed joy about the service the company is offering. “It just makes my heart feel happy, especially because I have a gay brother, and so that kind of resonates with me,” she said Tuesday in a phone interview. “Just the fact that I work with some guy that wants to give weddings for people, it makes me proud that I work for such see WEDDINGS page 10

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Lowenthal to co-chair PORTS Caucus U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA47) on Monday joined Congressmember Ted Poe (TX-02) as a cochair of the bipartisan House Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security (PORTS) Caucus. Lowenthal succeeds retiring cochair Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44), who with Poe, founded the caucus in 2011 with the mission of promoting the importance of our nation’s ports to the economy and our need to secure them. “America’s ports are the vital economic engines of not only the hundreds of port communities across America, but they are key components of our national economy,” Lowenthal said. “I am honored to follow Congresswoman Hahn as co-chair and look forward to working with Congressman Poe and all the members of the caucus to find ways together to promote our ports, keep them safe and maintain their financial success.” Lowenthal brings over 20 years of experience in elected office working on transportation, infrastructure and goods-movement issues at the local, state and national level to the caucus, according to his office. During his tenure in the California State Legislature, he served as chair of the California State Senate Transportation Committee and as chair of the California Select

Committee on Ports for 14 years, working closely with stakeholders from all sectors of the industry to advance forward-looking transportation policy. “From the Port of Houston to the Port of Long Beach, our ports provide U.S. businesses with access to markets around the world and the opportunity to grow and create new American jobs, as well as support the 23 million people whose jobs depend on ports,” Poe said. “While I will miss working with Congresswoman Hahn, a strong advocate for our nation’s ports, I look forward to working with Congressman Lowenthal in the 115th Congress to help ensure that our ports remain strong and successful.” Hahn said she is proud of her work in helping to found and lead the PORTS Caucus with Poe for the last five years. “We have accomplished a great deal in raising the awareness of how vital our ports industry is to the economic well-being of our nation as well as our national security,” Hahn said. “While I am sorry to leave the PORTS Caucus behind, I know that I am leaving it in good hands– Congressman Lowenthal represents the Port of Long Beach, which together with the Port of Los Angeles makes up the largest port complex in the United States. He

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knows the issues that matter to our ports, and I am confident that the caucus’s important work will continue under the leadership of Congressman Lowenthal and Congressman Poe.” The United States is served by more than 350 commercial sea and river ports that support 3,200 cargo and passenger handling facilities, according to Lowenthal’s office. Each day, US ports move both imports and exports totaling some $3.8 billion worth of goods through all 50 states. Additionally, ports move 99.4 percent of overseas cargo volume by weight and generate $3.95 trillion in international trade. ✦ Source: Lowenthal’s office

December 2, 2016

House passes legislation renaming LB VA Center after Holocaust survivor, SoCal war hero Rubin The U.S. House of Representative on Tuesday passed legislation introduced by Congressmember Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach as the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center in honor of Holocaust survivor and Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin. The bill, H.R. 6323, was introduced earlier this month with the support and backing of the entire 53-member California House Delegation. California’s two Senators, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, also supported the renaming effort, along with numerous veterans groups in California including the American Legion, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Rubin was born in Hungary on June 18, 1929. During World War II, he survived 14 months in a Nazi concentration camp in Austria, where his parents and sisters died, and he was eventually liberated by the U.S. Army. Inspired by the American soldiers who rescued him, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, eventually being deployed in early 1950 as a member of the U.S. Army’s 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division during the Korean War.

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Despite facing religious discrimination from his sergeant– who sent Rubin on the most dangerous assignments and withheld his commendation– Rubin fought valiantly in several notable engagements, according to Lowenthal’s office. In one such engagement, Rubin enabled the complete withdrawal of his fellow soldiers by solely defending a hill under an overwhelming assault by North Korean troops. “On a later assignment, he was severely wounded and captured,” states see RUBIN 14

OPINION

Thoughts from Managing the Editor

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substantial part of my job as managing editor of the Signal Tribune is to read through the hundreds of emails we receive each week– everything from press releases to media advisories to letters to Spam (the subject matter of which is mostly unsuitable for printing here). One type of email I field is the ones produced every time an online reader posts a website comment; each of those generates an email sent to us to approve the remarks. Of these, I’m seeing an increasing number of folks in need posting comments to stories related to churches and nonprofits helping the less fortunate with food, clothing donations, help in finding work, etc. While I’m glad that those seeking help are indeed seeing

By Cory Bilicko these stories, what concerns me is that, many times, their comments seem to be asking us– the Signal Tribune– to contact them to assist them with these goods or services. (Oftentimes, it seems to be a single mother of several children who wants to provide her kids with toys– or even food– for the holidays.) These individuals often include a phone number at which they can be reached. The problem is that we at the newspaper are merely the conveyors of information; we are not the ones who are organizing these very generous events, food drives or toy give-aways. ​If you are someone in need– or know someone who needs assistance– please directly contact the organizations providing the help. For example, if we publish a story about a local church

that is conducting a food drive, please call or email that church for information on how you can be added to their list of beneficiaries for that project. ​During the holiday season, we are publishing a special section called “Sharing, Celebrating and ​Giving: A calendar of holiday-themed activities for fun and philanthropy.” (See page 7.) Perhaps you will find an organization in that section that can help you or someone you know. Conversely, if you are organizing special events or projects designed to help the less fortunate, please email the information to newspaper@signaltribune.com so that we can include those in our holiday calendar– or in our Around Town section. Please remember– we are happy to share information that will help our community, but website comments seeking assistance may not be seen by those who can help. Reaching out to the organizations directly is your best bet. I truly hope all of you who need a helping hand during the holidays are able to find it.

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Hello, Denny [Cristales]. I want to say thank you on behalf of the League of Women Voters for covering our homelessness event in Long Beach [“Helping those in need the right way: Assisting homeless goes beyond handouts, local experts say,” Nov. 18, 2016]. I guessed who you were at the event and I had hoped to introduce myself but I wasn’t able to catch you before you left. Your article was fantastic– beyond what we hoped for– and we are very appreciative of your efforts. Kimberly Ritter President League of Women Voters Long Beach Area

Final thoughts

Well, this is it. After 20 years representing the 4th District as supervisor, this is my final week in office. It’s been the honor of my life to serve the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. I appreciate all your support, your votes, your friendship and your ongoing commitment to me and to the whole 4th District over the last 35 years. As Teddy Roosevelt once said, “Life’s greatest gift is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing.” The people who receive our services are often those at the end of their rope or have nowhere else to turn. It’s been an incredible ride. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Don Knabe L.A. County Supervisor Fourth District

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December 2, 2016

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may not be able to attend the meetings. She said that the city manager’s office determined the date to discuss the airport facility, and if there are at least half of the council who don’t think that the discussion shouldn’t take place, they merely have to ask the manager to hold over the item for a future date. “Unfortunately, it’s something that happens in city government,” Gabelich concluded. “It’s a way to not get the crowds that you may get otherwise, and it’s a disservice, in my opinion, to the public and residents of Long Beach.”

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Fourth District Councilmember Daryl Supernaw agrees that the holidays are a bad time to touch the subject, but he did support Uranga’s motion to ensure that the scope of the discussion on Dec. 13 would be a study session on the issue. The request for an FIS facility has already been studied by other groups. Uranga had noted in his staff report that there have been two community meetings and that the feasibility study has also been presented to both the Economic Development and the Airport Advisory Commissions. The item had been scheduled for the city council to discuss in November, however it had been rescheduled to Dec. 13.

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Supernaw said that to even bring up the agenda item, even in a study session “is not a great idea, either,” however he did add that at least it “would be better than actually having to vote at that time.” He criticized one aspect of the feasibility report that promised an economic benefit to the region. He said the report did not necessarily cover the economic impact to the city of Long Beach. That’s a viewpoint shared by many who have voiced opposition to an international airport and who feel that the report said that an international airport only offers a benefit to the region, not the city. Supernaw was quick to add that he had voted earlier this year against doing the study. “So, I can’t comment about the rules of the game that I didn’t want to play in the first place,” Supernaw said with a chuckle. If the request for a study session on Dec. 13 was specifically intended to delay any vote to approve the FIS facility, that strategy could have a fatal flaw. Third District Councilmember Suzie Price was the other city leader who supported Uranga’s motion to have a study session on Dec. 13. However, she did understand that the scope of the discussion is not necessarily limited to researching and discussing the issue, even if that study session is approved at the Dec. 6 meeting. She added that the council could make a decision on Dec. 13, after the study is completed. “So, the vote could still happen that night,” she said in a phone interview. “That’s my understanding, but it can’t

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There is a long-standing controversy on whether to transform the Long Beach Airport into an international one. The Long Beach City Council could be deciding as soon as next week whether the time has ended to continue to study the request for a federal-customs facility for international service. The topic has been scheduled for Dec. 13, but the scope of the discussion on that day will be determined on Dec. 6.

happen before a study session, and I think it’s important that we have a study session so that everyone can proceed with all of their questions answered and all of the data that they need.” In past meetings, most of the residents who have chosen to speak during the public-comment period have been against having an international airport. However, Price said that her residents and other constituents have generally liked the idea. “We’ve received…overwhelming support in our district for it,” Price said, adding quickly that the residents in the 3rd District are not impacted by the

same noise issues that other residents in other districts may be experiencing. She described the support by the business community and especially by the residents, who favor the idea of the convenience of being able to travel internationally. Supernaw confirmed it is possible that next week the council could make another motion altogether– to delay any talk of the airport facility until next year. JetBlue Airways did not respond to the Signal Tribune’s request for a comment on this issue before press time. ✦

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IT’S AN HONOR What Dinner and awards presentation Who Presented by the Long Beach Branch NAACP When Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:30pm Where The Hilton Long Beach, 701 W. Ocean Blvd. More Info The event will honor NAACP affiliates and those closely involved with the Long Beach community. Non-member tickets are $125, and member tickets are $100. RSVP by emailing mnaacp@gmail.com or calling (562) 856-7586.

COME OUT OF YOUR SHELL What Turtle trek Who Led by Los Cerritos Wetlands When Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8am Where Meet at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street More Info The walk will feature creatures such as hawks, owls, rabbits and frogs, who are living in the habitat. Ecologists will lead a walk through salt marshes for a glimpse of endangered Pacific Green Sea Turtles. The hike is appropriate for those ages 7 and up. Closed-toe shoes are required. Email Elizabeth at elizabeth@lcwlandtrust.org to RSVP. BETTER TO BE SAFE What Self-defense seminars Who Hosted by the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach and Groundwork Fitness When Saturday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 17 Where Groundwork Fitness, 333 Pine Ave. More Info The Dec. 3 all-inclusive seminar will be open to the general public and will take place at 11:30am. The Dec. 17 seminar for transgender and gender-nonconforming people will also occur at 11:30am, and the Dec. 17 seminar for people of color will be at 1pm. The seminars are in response to the recent nationwide reports of increased hate crimes. All sessions will be led by Gisele Fong, an activist and second-degree black belt in American Kenpo Karate. Seminars are 90 minutes. Water and snacks will be provided. Attendees are encourages to wear comfortable clothing. Visit centerlb.org or email Porter at porterg@centerlb.org. LOOKING UP What Monthly meeting Who Hosted by the Long Beach Sierra Club When Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30pm Where Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E. Willow St. More Info The Black Rock Observatory will be present to provide a presentation to those interested in astronomy. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call Gabrielle at (562) 252-4196. HISPANIC HERITAGE What Awards night Who Hosted by the nonprofit Centro CHA When Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6pm to 9pm Where The Grand Long Beach, 4101 E. Willow St. More Info The awards night will recognize notable businesses and individuals for Hispanic Heritage Month. The event

will feature music, food and special guests. RSVP deadline is Dec. 2. Cost is $100 per person. Email Susan at susan@ centrocha.org.

NOW HEAR THIS What Hands-on demonstration Who Presented by the Hearing Loss Association of America When Friday, Dec. 9 from 10am to noon Where Weingart Center, 5220 Olivia Ave. More Info The demonstration will feature information about free captioned phones and hearing aids. Attendees will be able to access and use the items. Call (562) 630-6141 or visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org. WRITE RIGHT What Writers club meeting Who Hosted by the California Writers Club When Saturday, Dec. 10 from 3pm to 5pm Where Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library, 4055 Bellflower Blvd. More Info The meeting will be a holiday-networking event and will also a feature three-minute open mic for attendees. Visit calwriterslongbeach.org or email info@calwriterslongbeach.org. FA-LA-LA-LA-LAAA What Holiday concert Who Presented by the Long Beach City College Performing Arts Department When Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2pm Where Long Beach City College Auditorium, Liberal Arts campus, Building J, 4901 E. Carson St. More Info The performance will feature the Long Beach City College Symphony Orchestra and Scott Arakawa as a special guest conductor. Purchase tickets at lbcc.edu/performingarts or call (866) 811-4111. POWER BREAKFAST What Monthly meeting Who Hosted by the Success Network When Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 7:30am to 9am Where The Corner Bakery, 6507 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. More Info Speaker Michael Almaraz, a neuro-linguistic programmer, will discuss the topic of “Hypnotic Marketing Secrets to Get More Sales.” Visit deeperstate.com. STOP IT What Smoking-prevention program Who Presented by the American Lung Association When Meetings begin Tuesday, Jan. 10 Where Todd Cancer Pavilion Group Room, 2nd floor, 2810 Long Beach Blvd. More Info The association is presenting the seven-week “Freedom From Smoking” program to help tobacco users gain control over smoking and quit. The program is free and includes eight meetings, parking and a workbook. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 6. Call 800-MEMORIAL to register.


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‘An event that changed history’ HSLB to host exhibition recognizing 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack. Sebastian Echeverry Staff Writer

From the blitzkrieg attacks by Germany in France to the Japanese expansion campaign carried out in the jungles of South East Asia, the battlefields of the second World War seemed so far away from the United States, especially Long Beach. Although not fully involved in the war, the U.S. had been resupplying England and the Soviet Union with resources as those nations faced off against Nazi Germany. It wasn’t until the fateful morning of Dec. 7, 1941, that the United States truly found itself siding with the Allied forces and declaring war on the Empire of Japan. Three days later, Germany declared war on the U.S. Pearl Harbor, the U.S. naval base on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, was swiftly struck by a Japanese surprise attack in

an effort to cripple the American fighting capabilities in the Pacific Theater of the war. To remember those who fought and died during the attack, the Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB) is hosting a “Long Beach Remembers Pearl Harbor” exhibit on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6pm. The exhibit is located in the offices of the HSLB on 4260 Atlantic Ave. in Long Beach. The official opening of the exhibit will commence with a reception that includes the Los Angeles U.S. Navy Recruiting District honor guard and performances by the Nightengals singers. General admission for the reception costs $75 and $60 for veterans and active-duty military personnel in uniform. After the first night, the free exhibition will be open five days a week and run for 15 months. Exhibition open hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1pm to 5pm; Thursday from 1pm to 7pm; and Saturday from 11pm to 5pm. Julie Bartolotto, executive director of the HSLB, said the planning for the event has been going on for three years.

She said this is the first time an event like this has been hosted that focuses on the battle of Pearl Harbor and how it affected the port area of Long Beach. In the past, the HSLB hosted an event about the U.S. Navy but not specifically about Pearl Harbor, Bartolotto added. “We had a board meeting to plan out the exhibit,” she said. “We wanted to focus on Long Beach’s transportation and infrastructure related to World War II.” Prior to the opening of the exhibit, the HSLB collected photographs, newspapers and other items from that era to commemorate the importance of the event that occurred 75 years ago. The community of Long Beach also got involved by donating family items from that time period to add to the exhibit. Bartolotto said she believes this exhibit is a last chance to remember veterans and civilians that participated in the war. “It’s one of the last opportunities to remember an event that changed history,” she said. “There are few veterans still alive, and there are new genera-

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A ship departs to the port of San Pedro prior to the Dec. 7, 1941, attack at Pearl Harbor.

tions that have no memory of Pearl Harbor.” Many of the ships that were attacked while parked in the naval base spent months in the port of Long Beach before moving to Oahu, Bartolotto said. Terminal Island was actively involved

in ship building during early stages of the war. Tim Friden, a board member with the HSLB and historian, said that U.S. generals began increasing military prosee EXHIBIT page 15

Settlement agreement reached to fund downtown, Alamitos Beach parking studies The City of Long Beach has reached a settlement with Long Beach Transportation And Parking Solutions (TAPS) to resolve three environmental lawsuits by funding parking studies in the downtown and Alamitos Beach areas. The focus for both studies will be on a balanced parking management approach for visitors, residents and businesses within the context of the City’s Complete Streets Program, the General Plan (including the Mobility Element and Land Use Element) and the zoning code. “We are pleased that this settlement agreement has been reached,” said Long Beach City Attorney Charles Parkin. “The City will proceed with the sale and development of these properties, and move forward with the parking studies in Downtown and Alamitos Beach.” The settlement agreement brings to a close three lawsuits filed by TAPS against the City challenging the sales of three properties formerly owned by the City’s redevelopment agency to

three developers. “TAPS was concerned that the development of these three parcels, which would replace existing parking lots in two cases, would exacerbate a perpetual problem identified by many residents– a lack of parking,” said Jamie T. Hall, an attorney with Channel Law Group that represented Long Beach TAPS. “The City has heard the voice of TAPS and its supporters and has agreed to grab the bull by the horns and tackle this problem– even though it might be challenging.” The three properties are located at: • 3rd Street and Pacific Avenue, (“Ensemble property”) • 125-133 North Long Beach Boulevard and 234-248 East Broadway, (together with the property formerly owned by the City’s Redevelopment Agency located at 127-135 East Broadway, collectively, “Raintree property”) • 200-232 Long Beach Boulevard, (“Broadway property”)

The parking studies are expected to be completed in approximately two years, at a maximum cost of $250,000. Other elements of the settlement include: • The City will deposit a percentage of the net proceeds from the sales of the three properties, approximately $139,000, into a parking-solution implementation fund. The developers of the three projects will also each contribute $20,000 into this fund, which will be used to address parking-related issues in the downtown area and to implement recommendations and suggestions identified in the parking study. • The City will pay up to $30,000 in attorneys’ fees to petitioners. The City will be reimbursed for this expense by the developers of the three projects. • LB TAPS will dismiss the three lawsuits. • LB TAPS agrees not to challenge the sales of the three properties or any projects brought forth by the developers at those properties. LB TAPS also agrees not to challenge any other sales

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A calendar of holiday-themed activities for fun and philanthropy BETTER TO GIVE What Holiday donations Who Hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach When Ongoing Where Donate to bgclublb.nationbuilder.com/holiday_giving More Info The clubs are making efforts to provide children in need a safe place to go after school, activities to strengthen their minds and bodies and mentors. The donation tab at the bgclublb.org website allows donors to contribute proceeds to the cause. MEET YOUR MATCH What Open donation Who Hosted by McKenzie Mortuary When The month of December Where Donate to McKenzie Mortuary at (562) 961-9301 or visit kammcare.com/donate.htm More Info The mortuary is accepting gift certificates, new or used, at its donation website. Gifts will benefit those in need of breast-cancer treatment. McKenzie Mortuary grants also benefit child care. All donations will be matched by the mortuary, with a cap of $10,000.

DRIVEN TO GIVE? What Donation drive Who Launched by the UPS Store When All month until Jan. 2 Where UPS Store, 3553 Atlantic Ave. Suite B More Info The store is raising funds to benefit the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, which helps purchase books for children in the area. The donation drive will culminate with the UPS Store’s first-ever float in the 128th Rose Parade, highlighting the literacy program at the event. Visit toysfortots. org/literacy to donate online, or visit the site to donate in-store. WALK THE WALK What First Fridays Art Walk Who Presented by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association When Friday, Dec. 2 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm Where Meet at Atlantic Avenue from Bixby Road to San Antonio Drive More Info The event will begin the holiday season with music, poetry, candy canes and appearances by Santa Claus and elves. Free parking will be available at the Bixby Business Center on the corner of Atlantic and San Antonio. Email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com. A ‘SPECIAL’ EVENT What Holiday theatre production Who Presented by The Found Theatre

When Runs from Friday, Dec. 2 to Sunday, Dec. 18 at 8pm; Sunday showings are 2:30pm Where The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd. More Info The theatre will present a live performance of Merry Mid-Century, a tribute to 1950s TV Christmas specials. Tickets are $15. If attendees donate a new pair of men’s or women’s socks at the event to be distributed to Long Beach agencies that provide assistance for the homeless, they will receive complimentary eggnog or another festive beverage. Visit foundtheatre.org or email info@ foundtheatre.org. IT’S A MIRACLE! What Miracle on Anaheim Street performance Who Presented by the Long Beach Playhouse When Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8pm Where Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St. More Info The playhouse and local improv group Held2Gether will present the 2nd annual one-night event to benefit the WomenShelter of Long Beach. The group will present a musical evening of improv and sketch comedy. All proceeds will go directly to the shelter. Tickets are $20, and they are available at lbplayhouse. org.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS What Victorian Christmas event Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage When Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11am to 3pm Where Bembridge House, 953 Park Circle More Info The Bembridge House will be decorated with Victorian Christmas decorations, and the event will feature arts and crafts for children, caroling by the South Coast Chorale Singers and a garden boutique. Tickets are $10. Children 10 and under enter for free with prior reservations. Visit lbheritage.org or call (562) 493-7019. SEE SANTA RUN What 4th Annual Long Beach Santa Fun Run Who Presented by the Gay Entertainment Directory (GED Magazine) When Sunday, Dec. 4 at 12:30pm; run begins at 2:30pm Where Begins at Paradise Bar, 1800 E. Broadway and ends at Hamburger Mary’s, 330 Pine Ave. More Info The run will raise funds for the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach Youth Services. The event will also collect non-perishable food donations for the AIDS Food Store of Long Beach. Participants will be able to don their “favorite and skimpy” holiday apparel and register in two different individual registration levels. An after-party featuring drag performances, music, buffet lunch, drink specials and raffles for prizes will take place afterward. Registration is available at LBSantaRun.gedmag.com. CHRISTMAS AT THE CREAMERY What 17th Annual Uptown North Long Beach Christmas Party Who Presented by the North Long Beach Community Action Group When Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3pm Where Historic Long Beach Dairy and Creamery, 167 E. South St. More Info The event is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a wrapped ornament for a Christmas game and a favorite dish. Email lbencruzin@gmail.com or call (562) 428-7710 to RSVP.

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caroling will be canceled in the event of rain. Visit loscerritosna.org. PICTURE IT... What Annual holiday art sale Who Hosted by the Cal State Long Beach School of Art and other clubs When Opening reception on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 4pm to 7pm Where Cal State Long Beach, rooms FA 2 and FA3, 1250 Bellflower Blvd. More Info The school will present an art sale that will include ceramics, fibers, metals, sculptures, printmaking pieces and wood. Parking will be available in Lot 8 and 8A. Email tony. marsh@csulb.edu. PARTY TIME! What Holiday party Who Hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of America When Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30pm Where Weingart Center, 5220 Olivia Ave. More Info The association’s holiday party will feature food, socializing and a “White Elephant” gift exchange. The board of directors will provide appetizers, finger foods and holiday desserts. No reservations are necessary, and admissions is free. Email Gail at gail7go@gmail.com. MEETING’S GREETINGS What Monthly meeting Who Hosted by the Long Beach Republican Women Federated When Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9:30am Where Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr. More Info Singer Lynmarie Inge will provide holiday entertainment, and Greg Blair, from the National Republican Senate Committee, will be the featured speaker. Cost is $25 for members, and $30 for guests. The cost includes breakfast. Email LBRWF@ gmail.com or call (562) 493-4125 to RSVP. COMING TOGETHER What Christmas pageant Who Hosted by the Long Beach Christian Reformed Church When Sunday, Dec. 11 to Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 7:30pm to 9pm Where 5500 Block of Wardlow Road between Bellflower Boulevard and Woodruff Avenue More Info A candlelit outdoor walk will feature Nativity scenes, complete with actors and live animals. Six local churches that are located within blocks of one another will provide free performances and refreshments. Choirs and musical groups will also be present. Call Jayne at (562) 4211721 or email jtien@lbcrc.org.

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Noon (FOOD) “Giada’s Holiday Handbook” Giada hosts a party for her large extended family to celebrate Christmas. 2:30 p.m. (FREE) “The Year Without a Santa Claus” Santa decides to take time off because he feels people have lost the spirit of Christmas. 5:10 p.m. (FREE) Movie “A Christmas Carol” (2009) Voices of Jim Carrey. Spirits visit Ebenezer Scrooge and show him the errors of his ways by revisiting his life. 5:30 p.m. (DISN) Movie “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!” (2011) Bridgit Mendler. The Duncans get separated en route to Palm Springs, and scramble to get reunited. 6 p.m. (HALL) Movie “A Christmas Detour” (2015) Candace Cameron Bure. Two NYC-bound travelers find themselves linked when a storm waylays their flight. 7:15 p.m. (FREE) Movie “The Santa Clause” (1994) Tim Allen. When a father mistakenly kills Santa Claus, he is magically recruited to take his place. 8 p.m. (LIFE) Movie “Twelve Men of Christmas” (2009) Kristin Chenoweth. A high-powered New York public relations executive finds love in a small town in Montana. 9:20 p.m. (FREE) Movie “The Polar Express” (2004) Voices of Tom Hanks. A doubting little boy boards a magical train to visit the North Pole on Christmas Eve. 10 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Matchmaker Santa” (2012) Lacey Chabert. A mysterious Santa strands a baker and her boyfriend’s best friend in a small town. (LIFE) Movie “Home by Christmas” (2006) Linda Hamilton. When a woman’s perfect life is shattered, she struggles to create a new life for herself.

Noon (FREE) Movie “A Christmas Carol” (2009) Voices of Jim Carrey. Spirits visit Ebenezer Scrooge and show him the errors of his ways by revisiting his life. (FXMovie) Movie “Switchmas” (2012) Elliott Gould. A Jewish boy obsessed with Christmas figures out how to get the Christmas of his dreams. (HALL) Movie “A Princess for Christmas” (2011) Katie McGrath. A young woman falls for a dashing prince when she visits England for Christmas. 1 p.m. (ION) Movie “A Golden Christmas 3” (2012) Shantel VanSanten. An unlikely couple fall in love during a production of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ 2 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Christmas List” (2016) Alicia Witt. Planning a storybook Christmas with her boyfriend proves challenging for a woman. (TBN) Movie “Christmas Angel” (2009) K.C. Clyde. A woman in need of work takes a job helping people in distress. 3 p.m. (FOOD) “Cake Wars: Christmas” Five remaining teams return to battle to create mindblowing Christmas fantasy creations. (ION) Movie “A Christmas Kiss” (2011) Brendan Fehr. A designer and her assistant vie for a man while decorating his home for the holidays. 4 p.m. (HALL) Movie “A Heavenly Christmas” (2016) Kristin Davis. Upon her untimely death, a workaholic finds herself in training to be a Christmas Angel. 4:40 p.m. (FREE) Movie “The Polar Express” (2004) Voices of Tom Hanks. A doubting little boy boards a magical train to visit the North Pole on Christmas Eve. 5 p.m. (FOOD) “Cupcake Wars” Four bakers compete to have their cupcakes featured on

opening night for ‘The Nutcracker.’ 6 p.m. (HALL) Movie “The Mistletoe Promise” (2016) Jamie King. Two strangers who share a disdain for Christmas navigate the holiday together. 6:45 p.m. (FREE) Movie “Arthur Christmas” (2011) James McAvoy. Santa’s son wants to use his father’s workshop for an urgent mission on Christmas night. 7 p.m. (ION) Movie “Merry Kissmas” (2015) Karissa Staples. Whitney happens to fall for a handsome man with whom she shares a magical kiss. 8 p.m. (HALL) Movie “A Dream of Christmas” (2016) Nikki Deloach. A restless young married woman is granted a wish by a Christmas Angel to be single again. (NBC) Movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) James Stewart. An angel shows a suicidal banker how important he has been in the lives of others. 8:50 p.m. (FREE) Movie “Elf” (2003) Will Ferrell. A man raised as an elf at the North Pole travels to New York to find his true father. 9 p.m. (ION) Movie “A Firehouse Christmas” (2016) Anita Brown. With Christmas approaching, life appears to be good for Tom and his girlfriend, Jenny. (USA) Movie “A Madea Christmas” (2013) Chad Michael Murray. Madea gets roped into helping a friend surprise her daughter with a visit to the country. 10 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Every Christmas Has a Story” (2016) Lori Loughlin. A TV personality is invited to the most Christmas-y town to try and repair her image. (LIFE) Movie “Christmas With the Kranks” (2004) Tim Allen. Luther and Nora Krank scramble to create the perfect Christmas for their daughter.

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Sunday, December 4 Noon (FOOD) “Giada’s Holiday Handbook” Giada shows us how to create an elegant feast without spending all day in the kitchen. (HALL) Movie “Broadcasting Christmas” (2016) Two exes compete for the same co-host position at a morning show in Manhattan. 12:10 p.m. (FREE) Movie “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (1998) Jonathan Taylor Thomas. A conniving college student tries desperately to get home in time for Christmas dinner. 1 p.m. (ION) Movie “Christmas Mail” (2010) Ashley Scott. A woman who answers Santa’s mail at the post office finds love with a postal carrier. 2 p.m. (HALL) Movie “A Dream of Christmas” (2016) Nikki Deloach. A restless young married woman is granted a wish by a Christmas Angel to be single again. 2:20 p.m. (FREE) Movie “Arthur Christmas” (2011) James McAvoy. Santa’s son wants to use his father’s workshop for an urgent mission on Christmas night. 3 p.m. (FOOD) “Christmas Cookie Challenge” Five bold and creative bakers compete to prove their holiday cookie-making mettle.

December 2, 2016 (ION) Movie “How Sarah Got Her Wings” (2015) Lindsey Gort. There’s no room in heaven for Sarah unless she rights one wrong from her past. 4 p.m. (FOOD) “Christmas Cookie Challenge” Confident and daring bakers compete to prove their holiday cookie-making skills. (HALL) Movie “Christmas in Homestead” (2016) Taylor Cole. An actress heads to a Christmasobsessed town to film a movie, and is thrown for loop. 4:30 p.m. (FREE) “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” Kris Kringle overcomes an evil ruler and delivers toys to children all over the world. 5 p.m. (ION) Movie “A Firehouse Christmas” (2016) Anita Brown. With Christmas approaching, life appears to be good for Tom and his girlfriend, Jenny. 5:35 p.m. (FREE) “The Year Without a Santa Claus” Santa decides to take time off because he feels people have lost the spirit of Christmas. 6 p.m. (FX) Movie “Christmas With the Kranks” (2004) Tim Allen. Luther and Nora Krank scramble to create the perfect Christmas for their daughter. (HALL) Movie “Christmas Cookies” (2016) Jill Wagner. When a small-town factory is


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10 p.m. (FX) Movie “The Santa Clause 2” (2002) Tim Allen. After being Santa Claus for a few years, Scott Calvin must find a wife and help his son. (HALL) Movie “A Heavenly Christmas” (2016) Kristin Davis. Upon her untimely death, a workaholic finds herself in training to be a Christmas Angel. 10:30 p.m. (TBN) Movie “Love’s Christmas Journey” (2011) Ellie Davis. A woman’s brother goes missing while she’s visiting him during the Christmas holiday. 10:55 p.m. (FREE) “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” Kris Kringle overcomes an evil ruler and delivers toys to children all over the world.

Monday, December 5 4 p.m. (FREE) “The Year Without a Santa Claus” Santa decides to take time off because he feels people have lost the spirit of Christmas. 5 p.m. (FREE) Movie “Jingle All the Way” (1996) Arnold Schwarzenegger. A father frantically searches for a lastminute Christmas gift for his son. 6 p.m. (FOOD) “Outrageous Christmas” Tune in for some outrageous Christmas creations, like a 1,000-pound cake.

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December 2, 2016 Crimes reported by the LBPD Council districts 6, 7 & 8 (no arrest information supplied) Thursday, Nov. 24 2am Battery 300 block Dayman St. 7am Assault– not firearm 400 block W. PCH 1pm Spousal abuse 4800 block Atlantic Ave. 1pm Residential burglary 100 block Cameron Pl. 3pm Spousal abuse 4800 block Atlantic Ave. 5pm Possession of heroin/ cocaine Pacific Ave./W. PCH (suspect arrested) 5pm Vandalism– over $400 E. Del Amo Blvd./ Locust Ave.

Saturday, Nov. 26 1am Residential burglary 800 block E. San Antonio Dr.

vehicle 1100 block E. 21st St.

3am Residential burglary 200 block E. Del Amo Blvd. 9am Battery 2400 block Pasadena Ave.

1pm Spousal abuse 3300 block Pacific Place 8pm Residential burglary 1100 block E. Carson St. Sunday, Nov. 27 2am Auto burglary 1800 block Long Beach Blvd. 10am Residential burglary 1000 block Tehachapi Dr. 10am Residential burglary 4100 block Atlantic Ave.

8pm Spousal abuse E. PCH/MLK Jr. Ave.

11pm Two vandalisms– over $400 ea. 2500 block Long Beach Blvd.

Friday, Nov. 25 Midnight Auto burglary 2300 block Atlantic Ave. 1pm Auto burglary 1800 block Gardenia Ave. 3pm Robbery– person 4800 block Atlantic Ave.

4pm Assault– not firearm 2700 block Pacific Ave. 4pm Spousal abuse Pasadena Ave./E. 19th St. 7pm Grand theft– motor vehicle 300 block E. 21st St.

11am Auto burglary 4400 block Gardenia Ave.

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6pm Battery W. PCH/Oregon Ave.

2pm Grand theft– property 3700 block Cedar Ave.

Noon Residential burglary 4000 block Pine Ave.

9pm Grand theft– motor vehicle 3100 block Walnut Ave. 9pm Grand theft– motor vehicle 1300 block Wesley Dr.

9pm Battery 500 block E. 19th St. 10pm Grand theft– motor vehicle E. PCH/Atlantic Ave.

11pm Rape 2801 Atlantic Ave. 11pm Auto burglary 2801 Atlantic Ave. 11pm Grand theft– motor vehicle 2200 block Earl Ave. 11pm Battery 1800 block Cherry Ave. Wednesday, Nov. 30 1am Grand theft– motor vehicle 700 block E. 45th St.

Tuesday, Nov. 29 7am Auto burglary 2100 block MLK Jr. Ave. 10am Spousal abuse 2801 Atlantic Ave.

10am Indecent exposure Atlantic Ave./E. Del Amo Blvd. 11am Child cruelty 1900 block E. 21st St. 12pm Robbery– person 2100 block Pacific Ave.

11pm Rape 2810 Atlantic Ave.

2pm Rape 1900 block Myrtle Ave.

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9:38pm Residential burglary 3300 block California Ave.

Monday, Nov. 28 9:37am Identity theft 1900 block Stanley Ave.

9:56pm Public intoxication, resisting police officer. 1600 block E. Willow St. (suspect arrested)

2:56pm Petty theft 700 block E. Spring St. (suspect arrested)

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Saturday, Nov. 26 4pm 2am Child cruelty Possession of 2801 Atlantic Ave. paraphernalia, misdemeanor warrant. Crimes reported by 2700 block Walnut Ave. SHPD Citywide (suspect arrested) Thursday, Nov. 24 12:17am ADW, trespassing. 3500 block E. PCH (suspect arrested) 5:42am DUI, driving W/ suspended license, two misdemeanor warrants. Cherry Ave./E. Willow St. (suspect arrested) 7:44pm Criminal threats 900 block E. 27th St. 8:13pm Spousal abuse

10am Possession of paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, misdemeanor warrant. E. 29th St./California Ave. (suspect arrested) 6pm Residential burglary 2300 block E. Hill St. Sunday, Nov. 27 2:39am Possession of controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia. E. PCH/Redondo Ave.

11:57pm Auto burglary 3300 block California Ave. Tuesday, Nov. 29 1:05pm Rape 1800 block Redondo Ave.

3:55pm Elder abuse 2900 block Hathaway Ct.

4pm Residential burglary 2500 block E. 19th St. 6pm Battery 1900 block Junipero Ave. Wednesday, Nov. 30 7:12am 2500 block E. 19th St. 10:17am Possession of paraphernalia, carry concealed dirk or dagger, two misdemeanor warrants. 700 block E. Spring St. (suspect arrested) 9:12pm Robbery– person St. Louis Ave./E. 19th St.

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Two killed minutes apart in separate accidents on 605 Two fatalities resulted from two vehicular accidents on the 605 Freeway in the early-morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 26, according to the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD). At approximately 1:10am, two separate automobile accidents occurred within minutes of each other on the northbound 605 Freeway, south of Carson Street, resulting in two fatalities, according to Mark Miller, LBFD fire captain. The fire department, assisted by Orange County Fire Authority and the California Highway Patrol, were on scene, Miller said. The first, and most southern accident, involved two cars that appeared to have collided in (or close to) the HOV lane. The adult driver of one of the cars was ejected from the vehicle and determined to be deceased by LBFD paramedics. Another adult required extrication with the Jaws of Life and was transported to a local trauma center. A third adult patient was transported to a local hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. The second accident occurred a quarter mile north of the first, also northbound 605, south of Carson Street. It involved a single car that appeared to have collided with the center divider. The adult driver appeared to have exited the car and was struck by another vehicle. LBFD paramedics also determined this person to be deceased. The California Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation of the two incidents. Source: LBFD

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TST5338 / 2016 269505 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: 1. LITTLE SAGE ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBAL MEDICINE, 2. LITTLE SAGE, 3553 Atlantic Ave. #105, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: MELISSA C. ROXAS, 3553 Atlantic Ave. #105, Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Melissa C. Roxas. The registrant has not begun to use this fictitious business name. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on November 3, 2016. 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: November 11, 18, 25, & December 2, 2016. t TST5341 TRUSTEES SALE TS No: CA07001327-16-1-HC TO No: 8672946 NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, on July 17, 2003, a certain Deed of Trust was executed by CLEMENT H. JACOMINI, AN UNMARRIED MAN as Trustor in favor of WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION as Beneficiary and FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY as Trustee, and was recorded on July 28, 2003, as Instrument No. 03 2139165 in the Office of the County Recorder, Los Angeles County, California; and WHEREAS, the Deed of Trust was insured by the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (the Secretary) pursuant to the National Housing Act for the purpose of providing single family housing; and WHEREAS, the beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust is now owned by the Secretary, pursuant to an assignment dated April 17, 2015, and recorded on June 26, 2015, as Instrument No. 20150767072, in the office of the County Recorder, Los Angeles County, California; and WHEREAS, a default has been made in the

PUBLIC NOTICES covenants and conditions of the Deed of Trust in that the payment due on January 28, 2016, was not made and remains wholly unpaid as of the date of this notice, and no payment has been made sufficient to restore the loan to currency; and WHEREAS, the entire amount delinquent as of October 24, 2016 is estimated to be $285,652.99; and WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust to be immediately due and payable; NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, 12 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR part 27, subpart B, and by the Secretary’s designation of MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on October 28, 2015, as Instrument No. 20151318042, , notice is hereby given that on December 12, 2016 at 09:00 AM, local time, all real and personal property at or used in connection with the following described premises (“Property”) will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: Commonly known as: 2662 EAST 20TH STREET 110, SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 PARCEL NO 1: UNIT NO. 5, CONSISTING OF CERTAIN AIRSPACE ELEMENT AS SHOWN AND DESCRIBED IN THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN („PLAN”) FOR SIGNAL VIEW CONDOMINIUM, IN THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILLS, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WHICH PLAN WAS RECORDED ON JULY 22, 1980 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 80-696938, OFFICIAL RECORDS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. PARCEL 2: AN UNDIVIDED ONETHIRTIETH (1/30 TH) FEET SIMPLE INTEREST AS A TENANT IN COMMON IN AND TO ALL OF THE REAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING WITH OUT LIMITATION THE COMMON AREAS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION REFERRED TO BELOW, IN THE COMMON AREAS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION REFERRED TO BELOW IN LOT 1 OF TRACT 35728, AS SHOWN ON A MAP FILED ON JUNE 12, 1980 IN BOOK 949, PAGES 84 AND 85, OF MAPS IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY, RECORDER. EXCEPTING THERE FROM UNITS NUMBERED L THROUGH 30, INCLUSIVE, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN, ABOVE REFERRED. FURTHER

RESERVING THERE FROM FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE UNIT OWNERS OF CONDOMINIUM IN SAID LOT 1, OF TRACT 35728, EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS APPURTENANT TO PARCELS NO 1 AND 2 DESCRIBED ABOVE, FOR USE AND OCCUPANCY FOR TUCK-UNDER GARAGE AND OPEN PARKING PURPOSE, DEFINED AS RESTRICTED COMMON AREA IN THE DECLARATION AND AS DESCRIBED IN THE PLAN AND GRANTED IN THE INDIVIDUAL GRANT DEED IN THE INDIVIDUAL GRANTED IN THE INDIVIDUAL GRANT DEED IN THE INDIVIDUAL GRANT DEEDS OF THE RESPECTIVE CONDOMINIUMS. PARCEL 3: NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR ACCESS, INGRESS, EGRESS, USE ENJOYMENT, DRAINAGE, ENCROACHMENT, SUPPORT, MAINTENANCE REPAIRS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES AS DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DECLARATION. PARCEL 4: EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT APPURTENANT TO PARCEL NO. 1 AND NO.2 DESCRIBED ABOVE, FOR USE AND OCCUPANCY FOR TUCK-UNDER GARAGE AND OPEN PARKING PURPOSES, DEFINED AS RESTRICTED COMMON AREA IN THE DECLARATION, OVER THOSE PORTIONS, OF LOT 1, OF TRACT 35728, DESIGNATED IN THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN AS ‘PARKING`. The sale will be held near the fountain located in the Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid $288,437.71. There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his prorata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bids, all bidders except the Secretary must submit a deposit totaling $28,843.77 [10% of the Secretary’s bid] in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. A deposit need not accompany each oral bid. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of $28,843.77 must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within 30 days of the sale or at such other time as the

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LIVES LIVED Kay Ashier 84 Richard Coleman 67 Laurie Holland 67 Raymond Veasley 48 Virginia Padulo 86 Khun Mao 79 Augustine Mac Grath 84 Hiroe Almedom-Dewaal 26 John Thomas Jr 68 Duane Kuster 88 Carol Orthman 58 The families were assisted by McKenzie Mortuary. For more details on service dates and times, contact (562) 961-9301.

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Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the highest bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveying fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery date of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for 15-day increments for a fee of $500.00, paid in advance. The extension fee shall be in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of HUD. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder may be required to forfeit the cash deposit or, at the election of the foreclosure commissioner after consultation with the HUD representative, will be liable to HUD for any costs incurred as a result of such failure. The Commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD representative, offer the property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein. HUD does not guarantee that the property will be vacant. The scheduled foreclosure sale shall be cancelled or adjourned if it is established, by documented written application of the mortgagor to the Foreclosure Commissioner not less than 3 days before the date of sale, or otherwise, that the default or defaults upon which the foreclosure is based did not exist

at the time of service of this notice of default and foreclosure sale, or all amounts due under the mortgage agreement are tendered to the Foreclosure Commissioner, in the form of a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Secretary of HUD, before public auction of the property is completed. The amount that must be paid if the mortgage is to be reinstated prior to the scheduled sale is $285,652.99 as of October 24, 2016, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. Tender of payment by certified or cashier’s check or application for cancellation of the foreclosure sale shall be submitted to the address of the Foreclosure Commissioner provided below. Date: October 24, 2016 Amy Lemus, Authorized Signatory MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps Foreclosure Commissioner 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-252-8300 Fax: 949252-8330ISL Number 21472, Pub Dates: 11/18/2016, 11/25/2016, 12/02/2016, SIGNAL TRIBUNE. TST5342 Trustee’s Sale Trustee Sale No. : 00000004922639 Title Order No.: 130239241 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/02/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER & WEISS, LLP, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 03/09/2004 as Instrument No. 04 0555572 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of

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TST 5349 NOTICE OF STUDY SESSION

TST 5347 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND CEQA DETERMINATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the City Council of the City of Signal Hill will conduct a study session at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California to review and discuss the following: COURTYARD RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT The City Council will hold a study session on the Courtyard Residential Development at 1939 Temple Avenue. The Council will review the revisions (reoriented roofs and increased rear setback) that were made to the plans and shared with interested parties at the October 10th neighborhood meeting. Staff will overview the public comments received at the neighborhood meeting. This is not a public hearing therefore, no decisions will be made at this meeting. A separate notice will be mailed prior to any subsequent meetings or public hearings regarding the project. Applicant: High Rhodes Property Group Property Owner: United Anglers of Southern California ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend the study session to present written information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter. If you are unable to attend, written comments may be submitted to the project planner listed below prior to the study session. FURTHER INFORMATION and associated documents on this item may be reviewed 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 at the Community Development Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California. For any questions or concerns, contact Selena Kelaher, Associate Planner, via email at skelaher@cityofsignalhill.org or by calling at (562) 989-7341. Published in the Signal Tribune newspaper: Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010 on: Mailed to property owners and residents within a 500’ radius:

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the City Council 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 consider the following: CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 16-03 A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO OPERATE AN AUTO CENTER RELATED VEHICLE COLLISION AND BODY REPAIR CENTER IN AN APPROXIMATELY 12,000-SQUARE-FOOT TENANT SPACE IN AN EXISTING INDUSTRIAL BUILDING AT 2750 ROSE AVENUE IN THE GI, GENERAL INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT Applicant: Raymond Neveau, owner of Class Auto Center Inc. Property Owner: Wood Family Trust Recommendation: On November 15, 2016, the Planning Commission recommended City Council approval. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend the hearing 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 hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearing. NEGATIVE DECLARATION 11/04/16(1) has been prepared in conjunction with the subject project based on an initial study finding no significant environmental impacts associated with the project. The City Council will be the approving authority of the Negative Declaration. FURTHER INFORMATION and associated documents on this item may be reviewed 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 at the City of Signal Hill Community Development Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California. For any questions or concerns, contact Colleen Doan, Senior Planner, via email at cdoan@cityofsignalhill.org or by calling at (562) 989-7344. Published in the Signal Tribune newspaper: Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010: Mailed to property owners within a 300’ radius:

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December 2, 2016 LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: SOPHAN THAI, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 12/16/2016 TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2154 RIDGE VIEW TERRACE DRIVE, SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA 90755 APN#: 7217-029-014 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 $892,620.62. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this

BID NOTICE TST 5348 BID NOTICE IO Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. is seeking certified and qualified SBE, LSBE, VSBE (Micro), subs and/or suppliers to provide PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK: The Work to be done consists primarily of the Willow Springs Park Wetlands Restoration Project at 2745 Orange Avenue, will activate new space by restoring approximately 11.5 acres of lowlands and hill slopes, creating a system of lowlands and hill slopes, creating a system of bioswales and ponding areas to divert, treat, and infiltrate stormwater and dry weather flows, converting existing dirt/access roads for pedestrian use and provide interpretive signage. This project recreates approximately 1 acre of wetland on a 12 acre sub area of Willow Springs Park. A planned public trail through the restoration area, interpretive educational signage, and outdoor classroom will provide an opportunity for visitors to interact and experience the newly restored site and will tie this project in with the rest of Willow Springs Park. (THIS IS A PREVAILING WAGE PROJECT). for the City of Long Beach Willow Springs Wetlands Restoration in Long Beach, CA

property, you may call 916-9390772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting. com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 00000004922639. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION A DIVISION OF FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY 916-939-0772 www. nationwideposting.com BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER & WEISS, LLP IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER & WEISS, LLP as Trustee 20955 Pathfinder Road, Suite 300 Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (866) 795-1852 Dated: 11/10/2016 NPP0296035 To: SIGNAL TRIBUNE 11/18/2016, 11/25/2016, 12/02/2016 TST5340 / 2016 258540 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: 1. FIXITECH, 2. FIXITECH SERVICES, 6444 E. Spring St. #535, Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: ALARIC GREENFIELD, 1810 Junipero Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90755. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Alaric Greenfield. The registrant has begun to use this fictitious business name. The registrant began using this fictitious business name in November, 2011. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on October 21, 2016. 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: November 18, 25, & December 2, 9, 2016.

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TST5344 TRUSTEES NOTICE APN: 7216-019-061 TS No: CA05000836-15-1 TO No: 150159294-CA-VOI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED September 28, 2011. 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. On December 14, 2016 at 09:00 AM, near the fountain located in the Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on October 4, 2011 as Instrument No. 20111344381, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by CONDE MONTGOMERY, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2525 E 19TH STREET APT 12, 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $328,226.29 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums,

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accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call In Source Logic at 702-6597766 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA05000836-15-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 8, 2016 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA05000836-15-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-252-8300 TDD: 866-6604288 Miguel Ochoa, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.insourcelogic.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: In Source Logic AT 702-659-7766 Trustee Corps may be acting as


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a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose.ISL Number 23897, Pub Dates: 11/25/2016, 12/02/2016, 12/09/2016, SIGNAL TRIBUNE TST 5346 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-14-619246-JP Order No.: 12-0144187-02 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY PROVI DED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code 2923.3) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/18/2006. 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 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 C ode 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): ANGEL PULEX, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 2/3/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0261893 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/23/2016 at 10:30AM Place of Sale: Near the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, California 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,082,163.59 The purported property address is: 2218 OHIO AVE, SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 7215026-053 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering

bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law

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requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sa le date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 888-988-6736 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA14-619246-JP . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. 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, 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including

if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return o f the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 888-988-6736 O r Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-14619246-JP IDSPub #0118508 12/2/2016 12/9/2016 12/16/2016

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a press release from Lowenthal’s office. “During his internment in a POW camp, he disregarded his own personal safety and immediately began sneaking out of the camp at night in search of food for his comrades. Risking certain torture or death if caught, he provided food to the starving soldiers and desperately needed medical care for the wounded of the POW camp using improvised medical techniques. His brave, selfless efforts during his captivity were directly attributed to saving the lives of as many as 40 of his fellow prisoners.” For his gallantry in close contact with the enemy and his unyielding courage and bravery while a prisoner of war, Rubin was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2005. Rubin’s wartime heroism, both during combat and later as a prisoner of war, are true examples of the Medal of Honor goal to recognize “… conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty.” “Even in the face of great adversity, Tibor rose beyond the call of duty to help his fellow man,” Lowenthal said. “His perseverance and determination to make our world a better place serves as a continued inspiration to our community. I am proud to have represented such a courageous and honorable individual like Tibor Rubin. I hope the naming of the VA Medical Center in his honor will inspire future generations to impart change through acts of courage and kindness the same way Tibor did.” Rubin was also fiercely proud of his adopted American heritage, according to Lowenthal’s office. He once said that America is “the best country in the world, and I am part of it now. I do not have to worry about the Gestapo knocking on my door tonight. I have shalom peace; people die for it.” Rubin was a long-time resident of Garden Grove and received services from the Long Beach VA Medical Center. He passed away on Dec. 5, 2015. H.R. 6323 passed the House by unanimous vote. The Senate must now act in order to allow the bill to move to the President’s desk. To read the full bill text visit congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/housebill/6323/text. ✦ Source: Lowenthal’s office

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The Signal Hill Police Foundation was formed to create new outreach opportunities and support existing community outreach efforts of the Signal Hill Police Department in the interest of building strong “People and the Police” community partnerships. The Foundation will support the men and women of the Signal Hill Police Department who give their full-time attention to the interests of community welfare and existence.

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This past year we successfully hosted multiple events to cultivate and the “People and the Police” relationships; The Signal Hill Police Foundation Inaugural Event and Police Awards Ceremony in January and the Luncheon and Community Gathering in July. Over 400 community and police members came together during these two events. In addition to raising funds to support existing police department outreach efforts such as National Night Out, Too Good for Drugs and the Holiday Outreach program, new outreach efforts were funded. A Student of Character was recognized and her education efforts supported and a significant donation was made to the Rotary Club of Signal Hill Backpack program. With your continued financial support, the Signal Hill Police Foundation will be able to do even more throughout the city. Coming into its second year, the Signal Hill Police Foundation needs your support, now more than ever. ~ Chief Michael S. Langston

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Members of the 251st C.A. AA Regiment training on Oahu, Hawaii, during the early 1940s.

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duction levels in 1939. The city of Long Beach was expanded during the war as a result. As U.S. and Japanese relations reached a boiling point in 1940, Long Beach established civilian committees and was the first to institute “blackouts” to reduce the amount of damage done in the event of an air raid. Cities such as San Pedro, Los Angeles and Long Beach essentially morphed together and were considered as one major port area during the war, as workers from Long Beach were sent up and down the port to work on ships, Friden said. Children in Long Beach also got involved by collecting metals, plastics and rubber materials to recycle for

the war effort. As HSLB collected memorabilia for the exhibit, David Iantorno donated images of his father, Anthony, during the war for the exhibit. Iantorno spoke with Friden and explained to him what the images were about. Friden said that Iantorno’s father tried to make ends meet for his family by joining the Long Beach National Guard. As Long Beach became more involved in the war, Anthony’s unit was moved to Oahu as part of the 251st C.A. AA Regiment (coastal artillery) to defend the island. Anthony passed away in 2012. Memories similar to the Iantorno family story are what the HSLB aims to remember on Dec. 7, a date president Franklin Roosevelt stated was “a date which will live in infamy.” ✦

Center.” In an emailed response to the Signal Tribune, Signal Hill Mayor Lori Woods, who had attended a Nov. 18 community gathering at the local mosque to show support of the Muslim community, said it is unfortunate that someone would threaten a faith-based organization within the community. “The leadership and members of the Long Beach Islamic Center have been giving and kind individuals, participating and supporting many of our city activities and volunteering at events that benefit the community,” Woods wrote. “I feel assured that the source of the threatening letters will be found and that our local law enforcement can aid in preventing any threat from being carried out against our Muslim neighbors.” Another elected official who has been visibly supportive of the local Muslim community is US Rep. Alan Lowenthal, who attended a recent banquet for CAIR. “I attended the banquet for CAIR to show support and solidarity for the Muslim community because there’s no doubt there have been

Signal Tribune not only these letters, there’s been an upsurge in hate literature, and the American-Islamic community is under attack in many ways– not the entire community, but certainly a segment of the community,” Lowenthal said in a phone interview Wednesday. “What was interesting, besides the mosque attacks [was] after the mosques– including the one in Signal Hill– received the letters threatening genocide, we posted something on our Facebook... ‘The way to defeat hatred and bigotry is by standing in solidarity with those being oppressed and threatened. Muslim-Americans are an important part of the American tapestry and they need our support.’ I received a lot of responses to that– both likes and dislikes. Many, many people liked it, but we also received a significant number of people who wrote– not exactly what the letters were– but some very, very negative things.” Lowenthal said there is no doubt that an anti-Muslim sentiment exists in the country. “And I think this latest political election emboldened many of those people who already felt ‘anti-’ feelings against the American-Muslim community– and, to some, to act upon it,” the congressmember said. “Some people get very concerned when people look different than they do and act differently, and they think they’re not Americans, not realizing we’re all part of this tapestry and Americans do not come in one size or shape or one ethnicity or one religion. We’re a nation that

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includes all as part of a common value system promoting democracy and freedom.” Lowenthal said that, unfortunately, certain statements Trump has made have normalized– and even added to– the vitriol against Muslim-Americans. “Not saying that Mr. Trump feels this, but much of the statements that he has made have led to that,” Lowenthal said. “And I think, as a nation, we need to go through a healing. Obviously, we have to be vigilant on those that are attacking us, but people should not be attacked just because of their religious beliefs. They should be attacked if they are definitely anti-American and engage in activities against our country. But the vast majority– overwhelming majority– of Muslim-Americans have been here a long time [and] are only supportive of our country and believe in our country.” ✦

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