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Following final redistricting map, Congressional hopefuls from Long Beach vie for the 47th district
August 26, 2011
At her community meeting, Gabelich discusses bags, redistricting, her political aspirations Neena Strichart Publisher
In spite of the multiple detours caused by extensive street construction on Long Beach Boulevard, 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich’s most recent community gathering attracted more than two-dozen interested residents. Last Saturday morning’s twohour “Coffee and Conversation” get-together took place at Avila’s El Ranchito Restaurant, 5345 Long Beach Blvd. Special guests included Long Beach Police Officer Juan Carlos Reyes and Commander Galen Carroll of the North Division. What was on the agenda? According to an email sent by Gabelich staffers, the topics were to include “concerns and suggestions on issues affect-
ing your neighborhood.” The first order of business was a welcome by Gabelich, who quickly turned the meeting over to Reyes so he could discuss the features and benefits of community watch to the crowd. Explaining the program as “the same concept as neighborhood watch,” Reyes added that the program, although similar, was an expanded version allowing for “more eyes looking after your neighborhood– not just block to block.” When asked what requirements were necessary for a local group to be formed as a community watch, the officer said only one meeting a year was mandatory but offered that more were recommended and told that LBPD representatives could be made available to see GABELICH page 11
Songwriter uses fond memories to create a song for Signal Hill Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer Courtesy California Citizens Redistricting Commission
The California Citizens Redistricting Commission redrew political maps for California's new political districts. The newly formed Congressional district in the Long Beach/Signal Hill area extends into Orange County. CJ Dablo Staff Writer
So far, only well known faces to the Long Beach area political scene have announced that they want to run in a new Congressional district that covers Long Beach, Signal Hill and chunks of surrounding cities as far as Orange County. And following a controversial redistricting process, no one who is applying to be Congressmember of the 47th district is an incumbent. Incumbent elected officials understood that their seats wouldn’t be guaranteed after a new redistricting process put a non-partisan commission in charge of drawing California’s key political boundaries. Since the California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) adopted their final redistricting maps last week, a new key Congressional district in the Long Beach area is a little more appealing to one more
Republican who wants to go to Washington. A new challenger who held the job in D.C. about a decade ago hopes to get his old job back, even though he acknowledges that the campaign trail for a GOP member might be not be easy. Former Republican Congressman Steven T. Kuykendall confirmed Wednesday that he has filed initial paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to begin a campaign and raise money just after the finalization of the CRC maps. A statement to formally announce his candidacy will be coming soon. Kuykendall was elected to Congress in 1998 and served one term for two years. He also served as a member of the Calif. Assembly between 1994 and 1998. Kuykendall said in a Wednesday interview that he’s run many times in a competitive district and added that he was not looking to run for a
“safe seat” where an incumbent could easily get re-elected. “It’s a district that is not a lockstep Democrat or Republican seat. It is a seat that’s, in my opinion, going to be a toss-up seat, and right now it might even be leaning Democrat, but it’s more of a toss-up,” Kuykendall said, anticipating that there would a high number of decline-tostate voters who can vote in the primary. A large portion of Long Beach now sits in the newly formed 47th district, but the new territory now includes portions of Orange County including Rossmoor, Los Alamitos and parts of Garden Grove and Westminster. With the formation of this new district, Kuykendall’s competitors who are new to Congress but who are known in Long Beach are reaffirming their intent to run. Calif. see REDISTRICTING page 15
John Malcolm Penn has several memories of “the Hills,” as he likes to refer to the city where he spent his childhood. He’s written about numerous landmarks in Los Angeles County, however the nature of Signal Hill always intrigued him as a kid. He remembers taking rides on his bike, trying to survive the trip downhill, and in later years would find solace in playing his guitar atop the hill. In the ‘80s, Penn decided to collect these memories and incorporate them into a song about the city, but the original version sat for a long time before being rewritten in 2009. Lyrics were changed, and so was the melody, giving the song its proper place in a compilation album about Los Angeles County that is close to reaching completion. Through the help of his longtime pal Tim Grobaty, the City of Signal Hill got wind of the song through Penn’s blog and emblazoned it in a plaque, and it now lies in the City’s council chambers. “I thought, the...hill is a Signal Hill landmark, and I got this great old 1954
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The lyrics to John Malcolm Penn’s song about Signal Hill are posted in the City’s council chambers.
photograph that my dad took of the landmark back when it was very different-looking then,” Penn said. “We used to take cars up there in the dirt and hit those roads at amazing speeds. see SONG page 11
2 SIGNAL TRIbUNE COMMUNITY AUGUST 26, 2011 Councilmember Gabelich to conduct community meeting on proposed budget Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich will host a community budget meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 31 to discuss the City’s proposed budget and how the cuts will impact residents. The meeting will take place at 6:30pm at the Expo Gallery, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach City Manager Pat West and Mayor Bob Foster have proposed a city budget that cuts $20 million, which will include reducing the police department by 31 police officers, eliminating 27 firefighter positions and staffing nine fire engines each with only three fire-
fighters, and eliminating most services at three neighborhood libraries, according to a press release issued by Gabelich’s office. West and representatives from the budget office, police department and fire department will be on hand to discuss the proposed cuts and
their impacts on the community. Gabelich will also discuss the plan she proposed with Councilmembers Gerrie Schipske and Steven Neal to restore some of the cuts to the core city services by utilizing some of the surplus oil revenues.
Residents are invited to ask questions and voice their opinions on the spending priorities of the City. For more information, contact Gabelich’s office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (562) 570-6685. ß
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Kelly Phillips has been named Elk of the Month at the Bellflower Elks Lodge No. 2003 for August 2011. Born in Long Beach on March 29, 1969, Phillips attended Washington Junior High and Sonora High, both located in La Habra, and later went on to Coastline College in Orange County, where she earned an associate’s degree. Phillips, who works for the L.A. Times, joined the Elks on June 25, 2003. An active Elk member, Phillips was elected Leading Knight in 20042005 and Loyal Knight in 2005-2006, and was also named Elk of the Year in 2004. Phillips spent many hours helping out at this year’s fireworks stand. ß
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Squirt is the latest Water Replenishment District water hero to aid in the agency’s groundwater protection efforts.
The Water Replenishment District (WRD), the groundwater management agency for south Los Angeles County, recently announced the launch of its new animated Squirt educational water-conservation series. Squirt is the latest WRD water hero to aid in the District’s groundwater protection efforts. “We are enthused about the new Squirt series,” said WRD Board President Sergio Calderon. “This animation will allow us to share our mission, vision and story with children in a creative way and will help us continue to keep the public informed, educated and excited about what we are doing to
protect our most precious treasure– groundwater.” Throughout the year, WRD will release new episodes as Squirt looks out for groundwater contamination and provides tips for more efficient water use. Videos, printed materials and other educational materials will be made available for use in local schools. Squirt is part of WRD’s water-conservation outreach program that will help Californians meet the statewide mandate to reduce water consumption by 20 percent by 2020. ----------------------MORE INFORMATION wrd.org
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A ‘lot’ of fun WEEKEND SHoPPING What Rummage sale Who California Heights United Methodist Church Where 3759 Orange Ave., LB When Friday, Aug. 26 from 8:30am to 7:30pm and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 8:30am to noon More Info Contact (562) 595-1996 or calheightsumc.org. SCoUTING BARGAINS What Multi-family yard sale Who Long Beach Cub Scout Pack 78 When Saturday, Aug. 27 from 8am to 1pm Where 3752 Falcon Ave., LB More Info Proceeds will help offset camping expenses for Pack 78.
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) kicked off its newest summer tradition Monday night with its “Concerts in the Park-ing Lot.” Blair Cohn, executive director of the BKBIA, said about 60 people showed up for an unofficial Bixby Knolls Supper Club meet-up at Dave’s Burgers, 3396 Atlantic Ave. Attendees brought their own chairs and camped out in the parking lot of Alex’s Automotive next to the hamburger stand as they listened to music provided by DJ Bill Child. “The idea was to support one of our businesses, Dave’s, while also showcasing the new paint job to Alex’s which was done with our redevelopment money,” Cohn said. “It was really fun to see people from the neighborhoods enjoying themselves in this funky setting with burgers, chips, drinks, and music.”
MOLAA board appoints new CEO Mike Deovlet and Burke Gumbiner, co-chairs of the Museum of Latin American Art’s (MOLAA) board of directors, announced the appointment this week of Stuart A. Ashman as MOLAA’s president and CEO. His appointment is the result of a six-month international search, and his tenure will begin on Sept. 6. Ashman joins MOLAA as the museum’s 15th anniversary draws to a close. Driven primarily by an evolving and strengthened artistic direction over the last two years, MOLAA has seen growing admissions and increasing accolades from the museum industry and media critics locally, nationally, and internationally. Burke Gumbiner, son of MOLAA’s founder, Dr. Robert Gumbiner, said, “Stuart’s priority will be to create a solid infrastructure to support this growth. The board is excited about MOLAA’s current direction, and we searched for a president with the experience to ensure that the museum would continue to grow and support itself in perpetuity. Stuart’s proven administrative skills in diverse environments combined with his knowledge of Latin American art make him an ideal candidate for this position.” Ashman brings with him over 20 years of museum management experience, having worked nationally and internationally in both private and government sectors. Raised in Cuba, Ashman’s advanced education and professional career have all been based in the United States. “I am pleased to be given this opportunity and look forward to building upon the founder’s vision and passion for Latin American art and the Latino community which have always been at the core of the institution’s programs, collections and exhibitions,” Ashman said. “MOLAA’s mission is timely. The world of Latin American art is exciting and dynamic– one that should be shared with the widest possible audience.” ß
EGGS WITH THE ElKS What Monthly Breakfast Who Bellflower Long Beach Elks Lodge 888 When Sunday, August 28 from 8am to noon Where 16426 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower More Info Breakfast is open to the public, and will be $6 per person. The meal includes eggs as you like them, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits with gravy, orange juice, assorted fruit, Belgian waffles and coffee. ClEANUP AND CYClE AWAY What 30-minute beach cleanup and free bike raffles Who Hosted by community activist Justin Rudd When Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10am Where Granada Beach, 1 Granada Ave., LB More Info Door prizes include two 20-inch bikes for those who sign-in and get a raffle ticket by 10am. Groups and individuals of all ages are welcome. Refreshments will be provided from Duthie Power Services immediately following the cleanup. Bags, gloves and volunteer credit forms will be provided. Parking will be free as attendees enter 1 Granada Ave. GRIllING IN THE 7TH What Summer BBQ and potluck Who Hosted by Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson When Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11am to 2pm Where Somerset Park, 1500 E. Carson St., LB More Info Attendees are asked to bring a side dish, salad, dessert or snack to share with neighbors and friends. Open to the public. Call (562) 5707777. SNAPPY SESSIoN What Digital camera tutorial and workshop for seniors Who Long Beach Public Library and Information Center When Thursday, Sept. 1 from 2pm to 3:30pm Where The Alamitos Library, 1836 E. Third St., LB More Info Call Shirley Phillips at (562) 570-1037.
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Congratulations to me! As of yesterday, I have lived five years as a non-smoker. Some of us refer to the “quit smoking” status as being “smober.” Well that’s what I am– five years smober. I started smoking as a young teenager and really picked up the habit during my junior-high school days. Although lots of folks look back on their lives and blame such bad behavior as being caused by peer pressure, I do not. I hold myself accountable for my actions. I was a leader– not a follower. I smoked because I wanted to. More likely than not, I started because my dad was a smoker. I can’t remember Dad without a cigarette in his hand. He smoked non-filter brands like Chesterfield Kings or Pall Mall, and sometimes rolled his own, which not only gave him the nicotine he craved but turned his fingers a
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lovely shade of pukey yellow. ICK! He was a very handsome man, always dressed to the nines and perfectly groomed. His silver hair was so striking, except for the yellow tinges due to nicotine stain. Our house was always under a smoky fog, as was the interior of our cars. Yep, Dad smoked in the house, in the car, and, frankly, wherever else he wanted to. There were no laws regarding designated smoking areas back then. In fact, smoking was touted as being glamorous during the ‘40s and into the ‘60s. Shoot, even Andy of Mayberry and Lucy smoked on their programs. I also remember seeing Walt Disney on television puffing on a cigarette. Ah– role models! After trying to quit smoking a time or two, I don’t think I ever really thought I’d be a nonsmoker. I was a smoker, and that was that. I now believe that with five years of smobriety under my belt, I will never again resume the habit. For those of you wondering what methods I used to quit, I offer the following: I had to find the right motivation. My reasons for trying to quit in the past had always been pretty run-of-the-mill: the cost of cigarettes, stinky clothes and hair, fear of cancer, chronic pneumonia and bronchitis, and the unhappiness
it caused my husband and mother. Although they were all valid reasons and may be motivators for others, none of them worked for me. I have written before a time or two about the one factor or motivator that finally did the trick, and I feel this is a good time to repeat the story. About five years ago, I found out I had periodontal disease. It was painful, and I was afraid to undergo the cutting and suturing necessary to treat the condition. Thanks to my friend,Robert Quintero, I went and saw Dr. Gregg in Cerritos who put me through some pretty intense (although nearly painless) and costly laser dental/gum procedures to cure me of my dental issues. I haven’t had any problems since. How is that a motivator? Dr. Gregg informed me that if I didn’t quit smoking I’d have to go through the whole thing again and again, and if I decided to keep smoking and NOT have the procedure repeated, I would probably lose my teeth. Now there’s MY motivator. With the genetics in my family (I should live to be nearly 100 years old), dying doesn’t scare me, but living without teeth does. Ah, vanity. That was and still is my motivator! Thanks to nicotine patches and a 12-step program, I did it. I am a non-smoker!
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AUGUST 26, 2011
Students in affordable housing receive free backpacks, school supplies
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Youth groups from local housing developments after-school programs performed during the event. Hundreds of schoolchildren school event is designed to bring inforreceived backpacks filled with school mation to their residents in a familysupplies at last Saturday’s “Back To friendly environment and offer a School Summer Blast” event for fami- variety of resource booths, food, prizes, lies living in affordable housing devel- games and entertainment for the whole opments in Long Beach. The event at family. Davenport Park featured performances The affordable housing developby youth groups from the housing ments taking part in the event were developments’ after-school programs. Northpointe Apartment Homes, Andy The Making Connections Alliance, St. Community Association, Pacific which hosted the event, was started as City Lights, Family Commons of the a way to bring social service coordina- Villages at Cabrillo, and Long Beach & tors and property managers of the Burnett Apartments. The event is supdevelopments together and provide the ported by The Long Beach Housing group with information about service- Development Company, the Departenriched programming available ment of Parks, Recreation & Marine, through diverse nonprofit organizations and the Department of Development and service providers. The back-to- Services. ß
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‘Small talk’ expert shares tips on CSULb ranks 10th nationally in awarding making friends in new school year “No matter if you are in high of your other friends.
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been ranked 10th in the nation in conferring bachelor’s degrees to minority students. Diverse Issues in Higher Education recently released its annual list of the “Top 100 Degree Producers,” a list of the best minority degree-awarding institutions of higher education in the United States. It is the only national report that showcases U.S. colleges’ and universities’ success in awarding degrees to African-American, Latino, Asian-American and Native-American students. CSULB’s overall ranking was based on U.S. Department of Education data from the 2009-10 academic year (the most current data available). The report indicated that 49 percent or 3,193 graduates at CSULB in 2010 were minorities. “Cal State Long Beach is located in one of the most ethnically diverse
regions of the United States, and our graduating class reflects the uniqueness of the student populations that we serve,” said CSULB President F. King Alexander. “This campus has made a concerted effort for years to reach out to all K-12 students and their parents in this community with efforts like the Long Beach College Promise to encourage collegiate enrollment, and even more importantly, student success through graduating. This magazine’s ranking once again confirms our success and progress.” The Diverse “Top 100” is the only national analysis to use the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. Using these statistics, rankings were created in the total number of baccalaureate degrees awarded at every university and college in the nation by ethnicity as well as specific figures in major fields of study and disciplines. ß
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school or college, everyone’s a little nervous on the first day of classes. It’s natural, especially if you are new to the school,” says Don Gabor, “small talk” expert and author of the updated and newly revised book, How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends. The trick to getting over those awkward silent moments is to be the first to break the ice and start a conversation. “As the saying goes,” Gabor points out, “it’s not what you say– it’s how you say it. Once the conversation gets going, then both of you will feel more at ease and open to getting to know one another better.” Here are several more tips for making and keeping friends. 10 steps for making and keeping friends 1. Be the first to say hello and introduce yourself. 2. Ask a question, make a light comment, or offer a sincere compliment. 3. Listen and ask follow-up questions about what interests you. 4. Reveal information so a new friend knows your interests. 5. Talk about common interests and experiences. 6. Spend time together in school studying, eating lunch, or playing a sporting activity. 7. Introduce a new friend to some
8. Work on a school project together. 9. Spend time together outside of school. 10. Talk via email, on social networks, the telephone and face-toface as much as possible. 10 tips to win friends for life F = Find friends who share your interests. R = Respect your friend's feelings and opinions. I = Invite a new friend to join you and your other friends in fun activities. E = Encourage friendly conversation and openness. N = Never reveal a friend’s secret– to anyone! D = Don’t drop old friends for new friends. S = Stand up for your friend if someone else puts him or her down. H = Have patience with your friends. I = Increase the amount of time you spend together. P = Patch up little spats before they turn into major arguments. Don Gabor was the 2010-2011 president of the New York City chapter of the National Speakers Association. -----------------------MORE INFORMATION dongabor.com
AUGUST 26, 2011
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LbUSD shares information on preparing for new school year The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) has released the following information regarding registration, immunizations, student meals, and bus routes. School begins for most students on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Registration and Immunizations Last-minute pre-registration for students new to LBUSD began Aug. 24 for high schools and will begin Aug. 30 for middle and elementary schools. Most students already registered during the spring. Pre-registration of students new to the school district is done on a first-come, firstserved basis at each school. Most schools still have a few openings. If classes fill up at a neighborhood school, parents will be advised of the options available for their children to attend other schools in the district. To be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, children must be at least 5 years old by Dec. 2, according to state law. LBUSD has some openings in its new transitional kindergarten program, which provides extra support for the youngest kindergartners who don’t reach age 5 until the fall. The free classes are a response to recent state legislation bumping the Dec. 2 requirement for 5-year-olds back to Sept. 1 (over the course of four years starting in 201213 with full implementation by 2014-15). As part of the new legislation, once the age requirement completely changes, students whose fifth birthday is between September and December will be required to take one year of transitional kindergarten followed by one year of standard kindergarten. Though the usual Dec. 2 requirement remains in effect for this year, the school district is implementing Transitional Kindergarten early thanks to grant funding from the Packard Foundation. Parents inter-
ested in Transitional Kindergarten may call (562) 997-8247 or click on “Transitional Kindergarten” in the Az index at lbschools.net. For all other registration, each school provides a registration packet with the required forms. An immunization record and proof of residency (current utility bill with name and address) are required. In kindergarten, a birth certificate is required. Schools can provide assistance in obtaining a birth certificate if it has been lost. Proof of tuberculosis test results and records of all state-required immunizations against nine other childhood diseases are required for all kindergartners and other students new to the district. This year, students entering grades seven to 12 will need proof of a Tdap shot. Low-cost immunizations are available from the Long Beach Health Department. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (562) 570-4221. free and Reduced-price Meals Under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, family size and income are used to determine eligibility. Children from families whose income is at or below certain levels are eligible. Children who receive CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to (CalWORKS), Kinship Kids Guardian Assistance Payments (KinGAP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits are automatically eligible regardless of the income of the household in which they reside. Foster children residing with families are now considered as part of the family with which they reside. A separate application for each foster child is no longer needed. Free and reduced-price meal
applications have been mailed directly home via U.S. Mail. Only one application per household is required to participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. For households that do not receive one in the mail, applications are also available in the Nutrition Services Branch office. Call (562) 427-7923. Applications will be available at traditional-calendar schools during registration. Completed applications may be returned to any school site during registration or to the Nutrition Services office. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year. At the beginning of the school year, approved applications from the prior year are valid for a maximum 30 operating days or until a new application is processed. A PIN, or a meal card with a corresponding bar-code for scanning purposes, is required for all students to be served a reimbursable meal. Students not qualifying for free or reduced-price meals must pay for their meals. A pre-payment option, using their PIN, is available to all paid students. Parents now have the opportunity to pre-pay for student meals and/or monitor their students’ cafeteria accounts online at the payment center with MySchoolBucks. Learn more about this and other prepayment options by visiting the Nutrition Services web page. Click on Nutrition Services in the A-z index at lbschools.net. More detailed information is included in the meal information packet that has been mailed to households. At the elementary level, paid students who do not have money for their meal will be given a meal and have the meal charged to their pre-pay account. This service will be discontinued once a negative balance of $10 is reached. Notification outlining the repayment process
will be sent to each student’s parent or guardian. To find out what is planned for lunch in the school cafeteria, parents may call the Lunch Line at (562) 427-7923, ext. 400 on any school day before 11:30am or after 2:30pm or click on “Nutrition Services” in the A-z index at lbschools.net. Parents of students with special dietary needs may contact a child nutrition specialist in the Nutrition Services Branch office at (562) 427-7923. bus Stops and Routes Parents who have already regis-
tered their children should receive a letter containing information about transportation. Those unsure of their child’s bus stop should contact the school where their child will be attending. If bus service has been discontinued at a particular school, notice should have already been sent to parents from that school. For more back-to-school information, contact your local school or the following offices: Elementary schools, (562)997-8247 Middle/K-8 schools, (562) 997-8100 High schools, (562) 997-8115 ß
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Skip the ziplock, recycle your milk carton, and please compost that banana peel. That’s the lesson the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County want to teach area school children this year. The agency recently announced that it will partner with Grades of Green, a Manhattan Beach-based nonprofit group, to conduct its first “Trash Free Lunch Challenge.” The contest will divert thousands of bags of trash from area landfills and save schools thousands of dollars in supplies and trash hauler fees. “The goal of the program is to not only reduce trash at schools, but to educate kids, hoping they’ll develop positive recycling habits for a lifetime,” said Steve Maguin, the Sanitation Districts’ chief engineer and general manager. “So Grades of
Green is helping us fulfill our mission– to protect public health and the environment through innovative and cost-effective solid-waste management– both now and for the future.” “Grades of Green developed this fun, hands-on Trash Free Lunch initiative to teach students how to protect the environment while saving both parents and schools money,” said Lisa Coppedge, Grades of Green co-director. “We’re thrilled that the Sanitation Districts are helping us reach more schools with this educational and empowering program.” Participating schools will ask students to bring lunches that eliminate trash by using reusable lunch containers, reusable water bottles and cloth napkins. All students, including those who buy lunch, will
sort waste into recycling and composting. Any school within the Sanitation Districts’ service area is eligible to participate. The first qualified 10 schools to register will receive an Eco Starter Kit worth more than $1,500 from Grades of Green. All schools must register at gradesofgreen.org/trashchallenge by Oct. 15, 2011 and complete implementation of the Trash Free Lunch program by March 1, 2012. A panel of environmental experts and other judges will evaluate the implementation and success of the two finalists’ programs. The winning school will receive a Chevron Grand Prize of a $1,000 education grant. -----------------------MORE INFORMATION gradesofgreen.org
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Now offered at the Signal Hill Community Center, the After-school Recreation Club, or ARC, is a free after-school program for kids in grades 1 through 5 who attend Alvarado or Signal Hill elementary schools. The ARC encourages health and fitness through fun, physical activity and balanced nutrition, and it is a supervised environment for children to be in after school. Kids participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity on school days, 90 minutes of physical activity on non-school days and a 30-minute “Homework Club” every day except Fridays. The children participate in arts and crafts as well as free play and try out a variety of sports and activities such as soccer, basketball, track and field, martial arts, dance and yoga. The ACR provides a healthy snack each day, and the children learn how to prepare healthy snacks and meals at home. Staff have experience in working with children, are CPR/First Aid certified and participate in regular training. All children are picked up at school and walked to the Youth Center by ARC staff. Children are supervised at all times and are not permitted to leave the program unless they are signed out by an authorized adult. The program is available from 10am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. Extended morning hours are offered during off-track periods from 7:30am to 10am, Monday through Friday, for $37 per week for residents and $42 per week for non-residents. There may be optional activities offered throughout the year that may require an additional charge, such as field trips or special events. Program hours for school days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 3pm to 6pm and on Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm. Offtrack hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm (free), with extended care from 7am to 10am (paid). For more information, call (562) 989-7325 or visit cityofsignalhill.org. ß
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Local food bank’s store closing its doors this weekend
EYE ON CRIME Crimes reported by the LBPD Aug. 15– 23 Council Districts 6 (North of PCH) 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River & North to Del Amo Blvd.) Tuesday, Aug. 16 Burglary 1:30am– 1000 block of E. Carson St. Officers responded to a residential burglary, secured the location and found that several items had been stolen.
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The Finders Keepers store has been a part of the Bixby Knolls neighborhood for 10 years, and it has been a source of income for the nonprofit Food Finders, which focuses on hunger relief and food-waste reduction.
Finders Keepers of Food Finders will be selling the last of its furniture and collectibles and closing its doors on Saturday, Aug. 27. The Finders Keepers store has been a part of the Bixby Knolls neighborhood for 10 years and has been a source of income for Food Finders, a nonprofit that focuses on hunger relief and food-waste reduction. The store operates as a social enterprise, accepting donated estate and home-furnishing items and selling them at reduced prices. Finders Keepers is now in its final
liquidation stage, opening its doors at 10am and having marked all furniture and décor items down to 50-percent off. Food Finders will be relocating its nonprofit offices to a new location within the Long Beach area, with its final address still to be announced. Founded in 1989, Food Finders Incorporated is a multi-regional food bank that serves as a conduit providing food to feed the impoverished, hungry individuals in the Los Angeles and Orange county areas. “Our service is dedicated to be the resource
link between donors, service agencies and the individuals in need, and function as a referral source, directing individuals where they can go in order to receive necessities to survive,” reads a press release issued by Food Finders on Monday. “We are committed to provide for the helpless children, sick and elderly, and assist the able-bodied needy as they strive to become more competent, selfreliant citizens.” ---------------------------MORE INFORMATION www.foodfinders.org
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form she actively promotes– creativereuse art. The 27-year-old bartender has come to embrace the green movement through the years and has dedicated herself to designing and making such art. “I see creative-reuse art more as functional. I’m starting to draw myself more towards that because it’s something that people can use,” Tanaka said. Some of her works include a coral reef piece for Green Long Beach’s Earth Day show that was made entirely out of
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Amy Tanaka’s art extends to various forms and means throughout Long Beach. From her promotional artwork for the nonprofit organization Green Long Beach to her sign art for the Trader Joe’s in Bixby Knolls, Tanaka continues to grow artistically and hopes to inspire other artists to branch out to a new art
used straws from the restaurant where she works, and most recently an art nouveau-inspired lamp made from the partitions that keep wine bottles in place. “It’s a part of my values,” Tanaka said. “I’m putting my values into my work, and that way it’s something that I can share with other people because I know they’ll be able to use it too.” Her personal art ranges between portrait and abstract paintings and sketches, and most recently handmade jewelry. She sees her paintings as more
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AUGUST 26, 2011 personal and something she’ll observe throughout her daily life put to canvas. During the holidays, she hopes to put together a holiday, creative-reuseinspired art crafts show in conjunction with Green Long Beach as a way of encouraging the community to buy locally or from local artists as opposed to purchasing from retail outlets. “Working with Green Long Beach is super grass roots, so everything that we do or everything we put out there either comes from us directly. It’s one way of marketing and showing people that, ‘Hey, you can market using these materials as well,’” she said. Her side projects include working for “Cool Town Claymation: Ignite Change!” which was a video project collaboration she did with her friend, Carol Rasaphangthong. She created and designed mini clay sculptures to be used for different sets (including the one featured on the front page of this issue). Although her art esthetic may be split between two forms– personal and creative reuse– she sees them moving toward something that can eventually educate people. “Creative-reuse art
totally gives others a whole new outlook on what is art and what you can use to create art, so I like it a little bit more as an educational tool,” Tanaka said. She wears multiple hats that include creating graphic-design logos and banners for clients, live art paintings for Tinderbox!, managing her Etsy account, and even creating tattoo designs for friends. “I kind of spread myself everywhere rather than focusing on one type of art or one type of idea,” Tanaka said. “I don’t limit myself to anything at all and want to be creative in all aspects.” Her primary focus still remains with working for Green Long Beach, which continues to fuel her passion for the environment. “I don’t know where [my work] is going to take me job-wise, but at least I know that if I love it, a job will follow,” Tanaka said. “It’s stuff that people homemake that’s random and creative– it’s inspiring. The most mundane things sitting in your house can turn into an awesome project that no one’s ever thought of before.” For more information, visit actanaka.com. ß
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Route 103 will now run day and night and have peak period trips that extend to Lakewood High School when classes are in session. Passports A and D will have increased service to CSULB and Catalina Landing. Passports b and C will have decreased service during non-peak periods. Passport C will operate every 12 minutes during the mid-morning on weekdays and every eight minutes during the day on the weekends. Early-morning service on both routes will operate every 30 instead of 20 minutes before 6am on weekdays and 7am on weekends. Route 181 will have a change in night service on Magnolia from the First Street Transit Gallery to Anaheim Street. Trips will leave from the Transit Gallery at :05 after the hour and depart the Wardlow Station at :37 after the hour. ----------------------MORE INFORMATION (562) 591-2301 lbtransit.com Courtesy orange Ave Estate
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attend such meetings. In other business, and on a much more serious note, Reyes told the group that the area is being hit with “a lot of chain snatches.” With what Reyes called a crime where the victims have “no time to react,” he asked that people be aware of their surroundings and encouraged them to call the police should they find themselves targets. When asked if the snatches were happening in Bixby Knolls as well, Reyes said that the illegal activities are happening up and down the corridor. Joining in on the discussion of police matters, Commander Carroll encouraged those listening to be proactive and call the police if they witness what they believe to be a crime. “Don’t shut the door and hope the problem will go away,” he said. “Don’t just shut the blinds.” Gabelich then took the floor and discussed the City of Long Beach’s new plastic-bag ban. Telling the group that she would be giving out free reusable bags at the end of the meeting, she
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So with that it mind, I rewrote it two summers ago.” Penn’s song is a way of reliving the discovery of oil and Signal Hill’s oil boom. With lyrics that read, “Many feet it rises, three hundred sixty-five and see the land for miles around when the oil men arrived,” the song has historical significance, as no other song of its kind exists. In writing the song, Penn made sure to include educational history much like his other history-minded works. “Most of the songs I’d written had been about something anyway, so I figured that’s a strength, and I would just write about these historical places,” Penn said. “They’re really fun to write up.” The song will be a part of the County of Angels album, which is a 14-song compilation. It includes songs about the discovery of oil in 1923 and about Liberty Hill in San Pedro, among others places. Penn’s grandfather, who moved to Signal Hill in 1917, worked under Guy F. Atkinson, a contractor. Penn’s father worked for Shell Oil at the Dominguez Plant. He’s saved old photos with his grandpa with oil barracks in the background, and he said it was pretty easy to write about the city because it’s a part of his life. “When my grandfather retired, he returned. He would go down and help and tear down barracks because he said, ‘Well I helped put them up, and I’m going to help tear them down,’” Penn said. “That stuck with me.” Penn’s previous albums include Folk Songs of The Coachella Valley, Southern California Mines: State Historical Landmarks, Songs of the
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Leslie Elzinga, owner of Orange Ave Estate, says she wants to provide the community with a place to shop in harmony with the neighborhood. Orange Ave Estate Salvage and Garden, Cal Heights’ only green store, will host its grand opening Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11am to 6pm at 3414 Orange Ave. The new store features more than 2,500 square feet of estate collectables, repurposed furniture and jewelry, vintage clothing and pottery, salvaged doors, windows and hardware, and California native plants. Everything in the store is made in the U.S. or is vin-
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UnleSS yoU TAKe ACTion To ProTeCT yoUr ProPerTy, iT MAy Be Sold AT A PUBliC SAle. if yoU need An exPlAnATion of THe nATUre of THe ProCeeding AgAinST yoU, yoU SHoUld ConTACT A lAWyer. ndex WeST, llC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to deed of Trust recorded on 07/25/2006 as instrument no. 06 1640550 of official records in the office of the County recorder of loS AngeleS County, State of CAliforniA. exeCUTed By: ClArA loUiSe SPenCe, Will Sell AT PUBliC AUCTion To HigHeST Bidder for CASH, CASHier'S CHeCK/CASH eQUivAlenT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). dATe of SAle: 09/08/2011 TiMe of SAle: 10:30 AM PlACe of SAle: AT THe WeST Side of THe loS AngeleS CoUnTy CoUrTHoUSe, direCTly fACing norWAlK Blvd., 12720 norWAlK Blvd., norWAlK, CA. STreeT AddreSS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2324 JeAnS CT, SignAl Hill, CAliforniA 90755 APn#: 7217-025-037 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 $526,013.22. 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. for TrUSTee SAle inforMATion PleASe CAll: AgenCy SAleS & PoSTing 3210 el CAMino reAl, SUiTe 200 irvine, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com ndex West, l.l.C. MAy Be ACTing AS A deBT ColleCTor ATTeMPTing To ColleCT A deBT. Any inforMATion oBTAined Will Be USed for THAT PUrPoSe. ndex West, l.l.C. as Trustee dated: 08/15/2011 ndex West, l.l.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP# 4069189 08/19/2011, 08/26/2011, 09/02/2011 TST3824 TS #: CA-11-439259-CT order #: 796713 noTiCe of TrUSTee’S SAle yoU Are in defAUlT Under A deed of TrUST dATed 10/28/2004. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BenefiCiAry MAy eleCT To Bid leSS THAn THe ToTAl AMoUnT dUe. Trustor(s): Tri le, A Single MAn recorded: 11/04/2004 as instrument no. 04 2857867 in book xxx, page xxx of official records in the office of the recorder of loS AngeleS County, California; date of Sale: 9/14/2011 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: At the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $334,503.40 The purported property address is: 2501 TeMPle Ave #304 SignAl Hill, CA 90755 Assessors Parcel no. 7214-021-043 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. if no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. in the event no common address or common designation of the property is provided herein directions to the location of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this notice of Sale by sending a written request to Americas Servicing Company 1 Home Campus x2504-017 Customer
Service des Moines iA 50328. Pursuant to California Civil Code §2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows:  The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed;  The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52. if the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. if the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. date: Quality loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 for non SAle information only Sale line: 714-573-1965 or login to: HyPer"http://www.priorityposting.com" linK www.priorityposting.com reinstatement line: 619-645-7711 Quality loan Service, Corp. if you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder’s rights against the real property only. THiS noTiCe iS SenT for THe PUrPoSe of ColleCTing A deBT. THiS firM iS ATTeMPTing To ColleCT A deBT on BeHAlf of THe Holder And oWner of THe noTe. Any inforMATion oBTAined By or Provided To THiS firM or THe CrediTor Will Be USed for THAT PUrPoSe. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P862932 8/19, 8/26, 09/02/2011 TST3822 noTiCe of TrUSTee’S SAle Title order no.: 5814758 Trustee Sale no.: 74584 loan no.: 9042458364 APn: 7216-005-037 you are in default under a deed of Trust dated 01/12/2007. Unless you take action to protect your property, it may be sold at a public sale. if you need an explanation of the nature of the proceedings against you, you should contact a lawyer. on 09/01/2011 at 01:00PM, fCi lender Services, inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to deed of Trust recorded on 01/29/07 as doC #20070180666 of official records in the office of the recorder of los Angeles County, California, executed by: glenn A. gilkenson and diane J. gilkenson, Husband and Wife, as Trustor downey Savings and loan Association, f.A., as Beneficiary Will Sell AT PUBliC AUCTion To THe HigHeST Bidder for CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: the front entrance to the Pomona Superior Courts Building, 350 West Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: 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: 2440 east 21st Street, Signal Hill CA 90755. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, 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, to-wit: $727,545.69 (estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of default and demand for Sale, and a written notice of default and election to Sell. The undersigned caused said notice of default and election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in California Civil Code § 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The timeframe for giving a notice of Sale specified in Subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply to this notice of Sale pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. date: 8/8/11 fCi lender Services, inc., as Trustee 8180 east Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 U.S. Bank national Association, Customer Service department (800) 824-6902 or Toll free # - 1-855MyUSMAP (or 855-698-7627) – firstname.lastname@example.org for Trustee Sale information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures.com or call: 925-603-7342. felicia ruiz, Trustee Specialist fCi lender
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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 $321,668.12. 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. for TrUSTee SAle inforMATion PleASe CAll: AgenCy SAleS & PoSTing 3210 el CAMino reAl, SUiTe 200 irvine, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com ndex West, l.l.C. MAy Be ACTing AS A deBT ColleCTor ATTeMPTing To ColleCT A deBT. Any inforMATion oBTAined Will Be USed for THAT PUrPoSe. ndex West, l.l.C. as Trustee dated: 08/18/2011 ASAP# 4067563 08/26/2011, 09/02/2011, 09/09/2011
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TST3831 Trustee Sale no. 749408CA loan no. 0082117003 Title order no. 110265198-CA-MAi noTiCe of TrUSTee’S SAle yoU Are in defAUlT Under A deed of TrUST dATed 10-29-2003. 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 09-16-2011 at 10:30 AM, CAliforniA reConveyAnCe CoMPAny as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to deed of Trust recorded 11-14-2003, Book n/A, Page n/A, instrument 03 3436172, of official records in the office of the recorder of loS AngeleS County, California, executed by: PAUl S HUnTer, A Single MAn, as Trustor, WASHingTon MUTUAl BAnK, fA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the deed of Trust. 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, interest thereon, estimated 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. Place of Sale: THe fronT enTrAnCe To THe PoMonA SUPerior CoUrTS BUilding, 350 W. MiSSion BoUlevArd, PoMonA, CA legal description: As more fully described in said deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $100,864.09 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2599 WAlnUT Ave #333 SignAl Hill, CA 90755 APn number: 7211-026-154 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". in compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. dATe: 8/24/2011 CAliforniA reConveyAnCe CoMPAny, as Trustee dereK WeAr-renee, ASSiSTAnT SeCreTAry CAliforniA reConveyAnCe CoMPAny iS A deBT ColleCTor ATTeMPTing To ColleCT A deBT. Any inforMATion oBTAined Will Be USed for THAT PUrPoSe. California reconveyance Company 9200 oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 for Sales information: (714) 730-2727 or HyPerlinK "http://www.lpsasap.com" www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or HyPerlinK "http://www.priorityposting.com" www.priorityposting.com P867907 8/26, 9/2, 09/09/2011 TST3832 noTiCe of TrUSTee'S SAle Trustee Sale no. : 20110015002987 Title order no.: 110264524 fHA/vA/PMi no.: yoU Are in defAUlT Under A deed of TrUST, dATed 07/06/2006. 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. ndex WeST, llC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to deed of Trust recorded on 07/18/2006 as instrument no. 06 1575024 of official records in the office of the County recorder of loS AngeleS County, State of CAliforniA. exeCUTed By: doloreS HolMeS, Will Sell AT PUBliC AUCTion To HigHeST Bidder for CASH, CASHier'S CHeCK/CASH eQUivAlenT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). dATe of SAle: 09/15/2011 TiMe of SAle: 10:30 AM PlACe of SAle: AT THe WeST Side of THe loS AngeleS CoUnTy CoUrTHoUSe, direCTly fACing norWAlK Blvd., 12720 norWAlK Blvd., norWAlK, CA. STreeT AddreSS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2510 e WilloW ST UniT 102, SignAl Hill, CAliforniA 90755 APn#: 7214009140 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,
TST3833 noTiCe of TrUSTee'S SAle TS no. 07-0056263 Title order no. 07-8-257923 investor/insurer no. APn no. 7216014-037 yoU Are in defAUlT Under A deed of TrUST, dATed 04/23/2007. UnleSS yoU TAKe ACTion To ProTeCT yoUr ProPerTy, iT MAy Be Sold AT A PUBliC SAle. if yoU need An exPlAnATion of THe nATUre of THe ProCeeding AgAinST yoU, yoU SHoUld ConTACT A lAWyer." notice is hereby given that reConTrUST CoMPAny, as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the deed of Trust executed by KirK BeArd, A Single MAn, dated 04/23/2007 and recorded 05/04/07, as instrument no. 20071087026, in Book , Page ), of official records in the office of the County recorder of los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 09/16/2011 at 10:30AM, At the West side of the los Angeles County Courthouse, directly facing norwalk Blvd., 12720 norwalk Blvd., norwalk, CA 90650 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1900 CHerry AvenUe, SignAl Hill, CA, 907555824. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale is $640,670.82. it is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. in addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS iS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said deed of Trust. dATed: 03/01/2008 reConTrUST CoMPAny 1757 TAPo CAnyon roAd, SvW-88 SiMi vAlley, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee's Sale officer reConTrUST CoMPAny is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4073131 08/26/2011, 09/02/2011, 09/09/2011 TST3820 / Case No. ND065252 SUMMonS (fAMily lAW) noTiCe To reSPondenT: JUAn MeJiA-yeBrA you are being sued. PeTiTioner’S nAMe iS: viCKy l. MeJiA CASe nUMBer: nd065252 you have 20 CAlendAr dAyS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a formal Written response to the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. if you do not file your response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage, your property, and custody of your children. you may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and cost. if you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. if you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. The name and address of the court is: SUPerior CoUrT of CAliforniA CoUnTy of loS AngeleS 415 W. ocean Blvd. long Beach, CA 90802-4591 dated: July 28, 2011 order for Publication Summons dated: July 28, 2011 John Chemeleski, Court Commissioner //s// M. rodriguez, deputy Clerk Published in the Signal Tribune newspaper: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011
TST3823 / 2011 078354 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: orAnge Ave. eSTATe SAlvAge & gArden, 3414 orange Ave., long Beach, CA 90807. registrant: leSlie elZingA, 4217 Pine Ave., long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: leslie elzinga. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of los Angeles County on August 9, 2011. noTiCe: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 12, 19, 26, & September 2, 2011. TST3817 / 2011 072939 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT lowing person is doing business as: liBerTy leAK deTeCTion llC, 3654 Pacific Ave., long Beach, CA 90807. registrant: liBerTy leAK deTeCTion llC, 3654 Pacific Ave., long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: a limited liability Company. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: earl r. Comstock, owner. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of los Angeles County on July 29, 2011. noTiCe: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011. TST3816 / 2011 072938 STATEMENT oF ABANDoNMENT oF USE oF FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: liBerTy leAK deTeCTion, located at 3654 Pacific Ave., long Beach, CA 90807 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on May 31, 2011, original file no. 2011 072938, in the County of los Angeles. registrant: eArl r.CoMSToCK, 3654 Pacific Ave., long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an individual. Signed: earl r. Comstock. This statement was filed with the county clerk of los Angeles County on July 29, 2011. Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011. TST3819 / 2011 068840 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: BlACKWidoWCloTHing, 935 W. 10th St. #3. San Pedro, CA 90731. registrant: lAUrA CriBBS, 935 W. 20th St. #3, San Pedro, CA 90731. This business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: laura Cribbs. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of los Angeles County on July 21, 2011. noTiCe: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011. TST3821 / 2011 077171 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: WeST A n d e A S T A rT S T U d i o , 3 5 5 0 l o n g B e a c h Blvd., long Beach, CA 90807. registrant: nonA PA K , 3 5 5 0 l o n g B e a c h B l v d . , l o n g B e a c h , C A 90807. This business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: nona Pak. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of los Angeles County on August 5, 2 0 11 . n o T i C e : T h i s f i c t i t i o u s b u s i n e s s n a m e 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 r i g h t s o f another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 12, 19, 26, & September 2, 2011.
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TST3830 / 2011 077497 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: eMBrACing lATinA leAderSHiP AlliAnCeS (ellAS), 840 Cedar Ave. #20, long Beach, CA 90813. registrant: eMBrACing lATinA leAderSHiP AlliAnCeS (ellAS), inC., 840 Cedar Ave. #20, long Beach, CA 90813. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Pilar Pinel, President and Ceo. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. date started doing business under this fictitious Business name was January 24, 2005. This statement was filed with the county clerk of los Angeles County on August 5, 2011. noTiCe: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed
prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 19, 26, & September 2, 9, 2011. TST3834 / 2011 086620 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: 1. MArSHAll deSignS, 2. HUngry dog PrinTing, 3. STerling oPUS, 4. neTWorKing JUnKy, 3927 Myrtle Ave., long Beach, CA 90807. registrant: liZABeTH KATe BrAid, 3927 Myrtle Ave., long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an individual. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: lizabeth Kate Braid. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of los Angeles County on August 23, 2011. noTiCe: This fictitious business name state-
ment 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: August 26, & September 2, 9, 16, 2011. TST3835 / 2011 083512 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: SAlAd CreATionS, 2259 e. Maple Ave., el Segundo, CA 90245. registrant: vege deliTe venTUreS, inC., 4138 e. Mendez St. Unit 211, long Beach, CA 90815. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. i declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: debra l. Harrison, President. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of los Angeles County
on August 17, 2011. noTiCe: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Pub. The Signal Tribune: August 26, & September 2, 9, 16, 2011.
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Long beach to fund graywater sustainability program
notice of divided Publication noTiCe of divided PUBliCATion of THe ProPerTy TAx defAUlT (delinQUenT) liST Made pursuant to Section 3371, revenue and Taxation Code Pursuant to Sections 3381 through 3385, revenue and Taxation Code, the notice of Power to Sell Tax defaulted Property in and for los Angeles County, State of California, has been divided and distributed to various newspapers of general circulation published in the County. A portion of the list appears in each of such newspapers. i, Mark J. Saladino, County of los Angeles Tax Collector, State of California, certify that: notice is hereby given that the real properties listed below were declared to be in tax default at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2009, by operation of law. The declaration of default was due to non-payment of the total amount due for the taxes, assessments, and other charges levied in 2008-09 tax year that were a lien on the listed real property. Property upon which a nuisance abatement lien has been recorded and non-residential commercial property shall be subject to sale if the taxes remain unpaid after three years. if the 2008-2009 taxes remain unpaid after June 30, 2012, the property will be subject to sale at public auction in 2013. All other property that remains unpaid after June 30, 2014, will be subject to sale at public auction in 2015. The name of the assessee and the total tax, which was due on June 30, 2009, for the 2008-09 tax years, is shown opposite the parcel number. Tax defaulted real property may be redeemed by payment of all unpaid taxes and assessments, together with the additional penalties and fees as prescribed by law, or it may be paid under an installment plan of redemption. All information concerning redemption of tax-defaulted property will be furnished, upon request, by Mark J. Saladino, Treasurer and Tax Collector, 225 north Hill Street, los Angeles, California 90012, 1(888) 807-2111 or 1(213) 9742111. i certify under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. executed at los Angeles, California on August 8, 2011.
MArK J. SAlAdino TreASUrer And TAx ColleCTor CoUnTy of loS AngeleS STATe of CAliforniA Assessees/taxpayers, who have disposed of real property since January 1, 2008, may find their names listed for the reason that a change in ownership has not been reflected on the assessment roll. ASSeSSor'S idenTifiCATion nUMBering SySTeM exPlAnATion The Assessor's identification number (Ain), when used to describe property in this list, refers to the Assessor's map book, the map page, the block on the map (if applicable), and the individual parcel on the map page or in the block. The Assessor's maps and further explanation of the parcel numbering system are available in the Assessor's office. The following property tax defaulted on July 1, 2009, for the taxes, assessments, and other charges for the fiscal year 2008-09: liSTed BeloW Are ProPerTieS THAT defAUlTed in 2009 for TAxeS, ASSeSSMenTS And 0THer CHArgeS for THe fiSCAl yeAr 2008-2009. AMoUnT of delinQUenCy AS of THiS PUBliCATion iS liSTed BeloW. AMeriCAn leASe And ServiCing inC And neUTrAl groUnd inC SiTUS 2375 e 20TH ST SignAl Hill CA 90755-5910 7216-006013/S2006-010 $19,304.57 BAll,ronAld W SiTUS 3254 leMon Ave SignAl Hill CA 907555125 7148-007-011 $3,318.80 CorenCK CorPorATion SiTUS 2501 TeMPle Ave no 206 SignAl Hill CA 90755-4031 7214-021-026/S2007-010 $470.69 dAviS,WilBerT Sr And Bennie l And doWling,deBorAH A SiTUS 2225 olive Ave long BeACH CA 90806-4439 7211-013019/S2007-010 $4,991.42 elliS,JoHn H And MerriAM M SiTUS 1021 e BUrneTT ST SignAl Hill CA 90755-3445 7211-022-037 $2,203.29 7211-022-062 $2,448.30 enoCH,MAi d SiTUS 1419 e 23rd ST SignAl Hill CA 90755-3561 7211-030-092/S2008-010 $706.39 gUiTron,JoSe A SiTUS 2109 oHio Ave SignAl Hill CA 90755-1013 7215-028-032 $687.29 HAyneS,Jorge SiTUS 2604 e 20TH ST no 302er SignAl Hill CA 90755-1062 7216-020-117/S2007-010 $1,284.09 HigHlAnder groUP lP SiTUS 3201 e PACifiC CoAST HWy SignAl Hill CA 90755-1802 7217-021-040/S2008-010 $258,235.82 JAlAlliAn,HUSSein And HArley,KenneTH 7215-001-008 $11,185.15 noUSoMe,Wood v And vAr,SoPHiA And PAn,JACQUeline r SiTUS 1877 glAdyS Ave SignAl Hill CA 90755-1112 7217-011-003 $2,781.83 PHAo,SAMnieng And THAi,eAng And THAi,BAndol SiTUS 2014 CHerry Ave SignAl Hill CA 90755-5826 7216-009-009 $14,625.94 riverA,loUiS A Jr Tr loUiS A riverA Jr TrUST SiTUS 1831 redondo Ave SignAl Hill CA 90755-1225 7217-022-005 $3,640.45 SAleHi,HoSSein Co Tr H SAleHi And S SAleHi TrUST SiTUS 2420 e 28TH ST UniT 1 SignAl Hill CA 90755-2137 7212-021-041 $134.14 SHAlev,TZUr S SiTUS 1844 rAyMond Ave SignAl Hill CA 907555933 7216-034-009 $135.37 SMiTH,deniSe C And SMiTH,glenn J SiTUS 2263 WeSTWind WAy SignAl Hill CA 90755-3865 7214-017-132 $88.14 SPAnne And HUTSon APTS SiTUS 1437 e 23rd ST SignAl Hill CA 90755-3505 7211-030-048 $17,541.56 ToTTori rHodeS llC 7215-007-004 $5,238.11 vAn AUSdAll,KriSTen eT Al vAn AUSdAll,JoHn 7207-002-053 $6,961.11
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Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson, far left, discusses the benefits of graywater during the Laundry to Landscape program unveiling at the Long Beach Water Department Tuesday, along with Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and Laundry to Landscape program partners Frank Clarke, vice president, Board of Water Commissioners, and Larry Rich, sustainability coordinator. Athena Mekis discussed details of the program. gram was proposed by 2nd District “The potential for using gray- Councilmember Suja Lowenthal, Staff Writer water is enormous, and this is a 4th District Councilmember Long Beach residents will have great step toward realizing that Patrick O’Donnell and Johnson. They are working in partnership another opportunity to “go green” potential,” Johnson said at the with the Long Beach Office of Susas the City of Long Beach funds unveiling. Every household’s wastewater tainability, which reviewed the “Laundry to Landscape,” a graywater pilot program which diverts is graywater, except for toilet environmental report on graywater a single-family home’s used laun- water, according to Timothy Col- from the University of California, dry water to their property’s land- lier, owner of The Green Plumber Los Angeles and the Long Beach plumbing company. Water Department, who is funding scape. Laundry machines have been the project. The unveiling of the program “It is believed that Long Beach was on Aug. 23 at the Long Beach specifically chosen for this pilot Water Department where Mayor program because residents do not is the first city in Southern CaliforBob Foster, 7th District Coun- need a city permit to install the nia to municipally fund a graywater system,” Foster said at the cilmember James Johnson, Board graywater system. “It can be a do-it-yourself proj- unveiling. of Water Commissioners Vice PresThe Office of Sustainability ident Frank Clarke and Sustainabil- ect,” Johnson said. The Laundry to Landscape pro- will randomly select 36 participatity Coordinator Larry Rich ing, single-family homes (four from each district) to participate. The plumbing and irrigation system is expected to cost $750 for You shouldn’t have to suffer in the heat because you’re each home, Rich said. worried about high utility bills. Treat yourself to a new Graywater plumbing was legalheating & coolingUPsystem! Can’t afford it? Finance with ized in Santa Barbara in 1989, exceptionally lowTOinterest rates. GE Money and Bryant according to the City of Santa BarHeating & Cooling have teamed up— finance with bara website. GE Money and get a 2-5 extended labor warranty on us! Another type of sustainable water use is reclaimed water, PAY which is sent through a drainpipe When you sign up to a reclamation plant and then sent A “Tune-Up” for your cooling system! for our residential back through those same pipes. includes: inspection of unit, electrical, mechanical; savings agreement clean or replace standard filter; inspect ductwork; check not valid with any other offers. Commercial and industrial busitemperature splits, thermostat and overall operation. See long Beach Heating & Air for details. nesses such as golf courses and carwashes use reclaimed water. Complimentary According to the International Duct Cleaning w/new heating & cooling system Carwash Association website, Restrictions apply under the federal Clean Water Act, Restrictions apply $299 value all commercial carwashes in the U.S. must use reclaimed water. $10 off any service when you mention the Signal Tribune To enter the Laundry to Landscape drawing, visit SustainWE SERViCE ALL BRAnDS ableLB.com. Information such as Call us for a FREE in-home estimate on new installation! property size, number of household members and type of washing 562-424-4985 machine will be needed. The tentative deadline to apply is Sept. 30. ConTr liC #168999 For more information, contact the Long Beach Sustainability Senior discounts office at (563) 570-6281 or Larry Major credit available cards accepted Rich at (562) 570-5839. ß
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Sen. Alan Lowenthal announced his bid for Congress earlier this year, but it’s too soon to tell whether he will be the main Democrat contender. Rep. Linda Sanchez, who owns a home in Lakewood, has not officially announced whether she’ll run in the 47th district or any other district, according to a media contact from her Washington office. Incumbent Congressmwoman Laura Richardson currently represents a territory that covered a large portion of Long Beach. She announced in July that she intends to run in another nearby newly formed district which covers North Long Beach, Carson, Compton and surrounding cities. So now that the district extends into Orange County, how will the Republican party fare in new territory? “I think it’s a competitive seat,” said Long Beach Councilmember Gary DeLong in an interview Wednesday. “I think that the seat will be won by a Long Beach moderate. I think what’s in question is whether it will be if it’s a Long Beach moderate Democrat, or a Long Beach moderate Republican. That remains to be seen.” DeLong is running as a Republican candidate, and at the time of his interview, he was only aware that Lowenthal had announced he’ll run. Earlier this summer, DeLong announced that he will run for Congress, and he has a little head start over Kuykendall and other potential nominees. He said that he already officially filed his paperwork to run and has started fundraising efforts. The Federal Election Commission received his statement of organization documentation early this August. DeLong is currently serving on the Long Beach City Council in his second term that’s scheduled to finish in 2014. The councilmember
said that he’ll serve out his term with the City during his campaign for Congress in 2012. Long Beach isn’t the only competitive Congressional territory since the CRC’s redistricting efforts dramatically changed lines throughout the state and split up districts that were formerly reputed to be Republican or Democratic strongholds. A spokesman for the CRC acknowledged that the Commission has drawn criticism from those who resent the change. “I don’t know anywhere in the constitution in this state that says there are Republican and Democratic districts. It says that there are legislative districts. They don’t
belong to any party based on the number of people registered there,” said Commissioner Vincent P. Barabba last week during a press conference following the release of the final district maps. The Commission could not consider which areas had been traditionally affiliated with a political party, and they also couldn’t consider where incumbents lived when drawing the new political maps for representation in Congress, the State Board of Equalization, and the Calif. Senate and Assembly. They were mandated to consider population changes and specific provisions for ethnic populations in order to comply with the Federal Voting Rights Act. ß
County to develop program to address infant deaths In a motion by Supervisors Don Knabe and Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County will develop a two-year pilot program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center that will address the staggering number of infant deaths that have occurred due to unsafe sleeping practices and head trauma. The program will focus on educating parents and hospital workers on safe sleeping practices, proper handling of fragile infants and the risks of shaking newborns. “Infant deaths resulting from unsafe sleeping practices or Shaken Baby Syndrome are a preventable tragedy,” Knabe said. “It is important that we educate parents on how to safely care for their newborn before they take their infants home from the hospital.”
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center was selected for the pilot program because of its strong pediatric department. Approximately 900 live births occurred at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center last year. At least 140 infants in Los Angeles County have died in the past two years due to unsafe sleeping practices, while others have died or been disabled by Shaken Baby Syndrome, which occurs when an infant is forcefully shaken. Half of children affected by Shaken Baby Syndrome die, while survivors may require lifelong medical care. The program will be operated by the Inter-Agency Council on Abuse and Neglect (ICAN), part of the Department of Health Services, which also operates the Safe Surrender program. ß
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