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Earth-friendly practices dominate building plans for Signal Hill’s new police station CJ Dablo Staff Writer

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Construction manager Paul Buckley (left) and Signal Hill Deputy City Manager Charlie Honeycutt survey the high ceilings in the police department’s new reception area.

While a new police station will soon feature updated technology to protect and serve the people of Signal Hill, the City is also making efforts to make the building “green.” Deputy City Manager Charlie Honeycutt said that the City Council has always made the environment a priority. “So, basically any time we’re building anything now,” Honeycutt said in an interview Monday, “the City Council wants us to make sure we’re keeping the environment in mind.” The building that takes up a block starting at the corner of 27th Street and Walnut Avenue is currently scheduled to open later this summer, according to the deputy city manager. There are a number of elements that the people behind the construc-

Austin, Kawasaki focus on their qualifications at candidates forum Nick Diamantides Staff Writer

At last Sunday’s candidate forum at the Expo building on Atlantic Avenue, Al Austin and Lillian Kawasaki each claimed to be the person best qualified for the job of Long Beach city councilmember for the 8th district. About 60 people attended the event, sponsored by the North Long Beach Community Action Group.

The third 8th district candidate, Gustavo Rivera, who had originally confirmed that he would be in attendance, did not show up. On Wednesday, he returned a call from the Signal Tribune to explain his absence. “I was not able to attend the forum because it was my niece’s birthday, and I had to go to her birthday party,” Rivera said. “However, I will be glad to sit and talk to any news reporter one-on-one, to explain

tion plans had to consider in order to be more eco-friendly and safe for the building's occupants. One major concern dealt with the challenges associated with construction on land deeply affected by the oil industry. The city is peppered with active, inactive and abandoned oil wells. The deputy city manager explained that the police station’s methane collection system takes that gas that develops underground and vents it out safely through the atmosphere. The City aims to get a stamp of approval for its green efforts. Honeycutt said that the City is hoping to achieve LEED certification at the silver level. The certification is verified through an independent thirdparty organization and is a high standard of design for energy efficiency and environmentally friendly sustainable practices. There will be some clear attempts to save on energy and

water costs. Solar panels will soon be installed on top of two reddishbrown structures that provide shade for the department’s patrol cars and the mobile command center. The City will grow drought-tolerant plants in the landscape. But Honeycutt also described other subtle ways that the design will be more Earth-friendly. He explained how runoff water will be treated by bioswales. Water that drains from the site will either seep into the ground or pass through a grassy swale that will clean the water before it discharges into the storm drain system, according to Honeycutt. Even before members of the police force set foot in the building, the people behind the plans are also paying attention to the materials that will go into the structure and the materials that they’re discarding. see SHPD page 15

LB Historical Society partners with the Press-Telegram to showcase its newspaper collection

my stance on all the important issues.” All three candidates are hoping to be the one who replaces current 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich, who is not seeking a third term in that office. The sharpest difference that seemed to arise between Austin and Kawasaki was when they would move forward to re-establish a Long Beach see CANDIDATES page 14

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From bottom left corner: former PT columnist Tom Hennessy, PT Editor Emeritus Richard Archbold, HSLB Co-Presidents Kristi Fischer and Evan Anderson Braude, and HSLB Executive Director Julie Bartolotto unveil the Long Beach Historical Newspaper Collection to dozens in attendance at the Feb. 10 community dedication ceremony at the HSLB. Stephanie Raygoza Staff Writer

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Onstage, from left, are: forum moderator Laurie Angel, candidate Lillian Kawasaki and candidate Al Austin

Long Beach residents and historians now have access to a collection of 1,400 bound volumes chronicling the city’s history as reported through its hometown newspaper, the Press-Telegram

(PT), as part of a recent partnership between the PT and the Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB). The Long Beach Historical Newspaper Collection spans the 1920s through 1989 and may be see HSLB page 15


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Homeless female veterans find help in LB, but their numbers are rising Nick Diamantides Staff Writer

According to the most recent U.S. Veterans Administration (V.A.) statistics, on any given night in 2009, more than 75,000 U.S. veterans were homeless. In that same year, more than 136,000 veterans experienced homelessness at least temporarily. “Approximately five percent of the homeless veterans are women,� said Dr. Jennifer Grigoriou, a clinical psychologist who works as a clinical case manager at the U.S. Vets site in Long Beach’s Villages at Cabrillo. According to Grigoriou, there are about 166,000 female veterans nationwide, and most of them live in California. She explained that U.S. Vets is on the cutting edge of the development of programs specifically designed for female veterans. “In 2007, when they began developing the women’s programs, no one else had thought to do so,� she said, adding that only the Long Beach U.S. Vets site offers services and programs tailored for female veterans. “Out of the 550 vets that we house here, only 50 of them are females,� Grigoriou said, adding that the female veterans’ transitional-housing program was started in Long Beach in 2007. She also explained that in the early years of the program, the main emphasis was on helping the female veterans overcome drug and alcohol habits and addictions. As the program continued, however, U.S. Vets staff discovered that many female veterans were having a harder time overcoming obstacles than their male counterparts. “There are a lot of factors that contribute to a female veteran becoming homeless,� Grigoriou said. “Things like little or no social support, no family to depend on, substance abuse, domestic violence, and depending on someone else for the basic necessities of life are all things that impact women very strongly.� She added that women who have experienced military sexual

trauma (MST) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an even more difficult time coping with civilian life. “We discovered that many female veterans need more than just a few months in our transitional housing to recuperate,� Grigoriou said. “That’s why we now house the women here for up to two years.� The housing consists of six-bedroom units with two women to each bedroom. There are also residences set aside for veterans who are single moms. In those units, a mother and up to two of her children share each bedroom. The women may stay in the housing for free until they are able to obtain some kind of income. At that point, they are asked to pay up to $200 per month. “We also have a substance-abuse program to help those women who want to get free of dependency on drugs or alcohol,� she said. “The Veterans Administration manages that program here in the Veterans Village Recovery Center.� Another program provides therapy for women suffering with MST. That is also managed by the V.A., but it is located at the Long Beach V.A. campus, and free transportation to the V.A is provided by U.S. Vets. “The women go through a 12-week intensive treatment to address coping skills, things that trigger MST symptoms, and how to manage the symptoms,� Grigoriou said. “It’s done in a holistic way that includes art therapy, aroma therapy, and outings.� She added that the women also learn how to keep a daily narrative journal that helps them better understand their emotions. Another program at Villages at Cabrillo helps female veterans deal with disability issues, criminal histories, and huge debts. “We do what is necessary to get them back on their feet,� Grigoriou said, explaining that U.S. Vets brings in legal teams or other professionals that can help the women

climb over seemingly insurmountable obstacles. “We try to get the women connected as much as possible to the specific resources they need to overcome their problems,� Grigoriou said. “And because these women do not have funds, we provide these services to them for free.� The fourth program– vocational training and employment assistance– was described in last week’s Signal Tribune. When a female veteran goes to Grigoriou, she determines which programs will best suit that woman’s needs. “But if we don’t have the program or resources she needs, I will refer her to the agency or organization that can help her,� she said. She added that the programs offered to women veterans at the Long Beach site of U.S. Vets and the Long Beach campus of the V.A. are comprehensive and very successful. “The goal is to grow these programs so that they are available throughout the United

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The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center and SMG venuemanagement company announced Wednesday the permanent appointment of Charles (Charlie) Beirne as general manager. Beirne came to Long Beach on a temporary basis as interim general manager to oversee the development and repositioning of the Center’s $20 million renovation. However, after being offered a permanent position, he decided to stay. “What really sold me on Long Beach was a great team and facility, with a lot of cutting-edge improvements that are happening,“ said Beirne. “A special addition to the Center is the comfortable social spaces and seating alcoves, placed in a welcoming environment that lets attendees network between and after sessions. I’m excited to help elevate the Center to a five-star complex and be a part of something you don’t see happening in other places.� In his new position at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Beirne is responsible for day-to-day operations and leads a staff of 110 full-time employees and 350 part-time employees. Before coming to Long Beach, he was regional general manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center and was responsible for operations and financial oversight for the Atlantic City Convention Center, Historic Board Walk Hall and Wildwoods Convention Center. During that time, he also served as the interim general manager of the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, Texas, and oversaw its grand opening in 2011.

LBPD finds missing man within five minutes through locator bracelet On Monday, Feb. 13, at approximately 12:38pm, officers from the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) responded to a residence in the area of First Street and Lime Avenue regarding a call that an elderly male had wandered away from his home and had not been found. Dispatchers determined that the subject had received a free emergency locator bracelet offered by the LBPD’s Safe Reunion/Long Beach program. Within five minutes of activating the device, officers located the man on the 1300 block of Broadway, a little more than half a mile away from his home. He was found uninjured and was transported back to his home and reunited with his family. Safe Reunion/Long Beach, a program in partnership with EmFinders and the LBPD, is offered to the community to help locate missing loved ones. The program was designed especially for those prone to wander due to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s

disease, autism, and dementia, and the LBPD has a limited quantity of free bracelets for those to those who qualify. The monthly cost for the 24-hour monitoring service is approximately $25. The emergency locator system requires the at-risk person to wear a bracelet, which can be activated after he or she is reported missing. The reporting party must first call the police and provide necessary information in order to generate a report. The report number is provided to the caller, who then provides it to EmFinders via their toll-free number, and EmFinders activates the bracelet. The missing person’s location is then transmitted via cell tower to 9-1-1 dispatchers who can send assistance. For more information about EmFinders’ EmSeeQ emergency locator system, visit the company’s website at emfinders.com. For more information on the LBPD’s Safe Reunion/Long Beach program, call (562) 570-1436.

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The Campaign Trail The Long Beach Area Group of the Sierra Club has announced two key endorsements in the race for Long Beach City Council: Suja Lowenthal for the 2nd district, and Lillian Kawasaki for the 8th. According to a press release issued by the Sierra Club group, both women have notable environmental records in the

elected offices they hold. Sierra Club Group Chair Gabrielle Weeks said Kawasaki and Lowenthal have been communicative with the Sierra Club on environmental issues. “Our interview committee was impressed by both candidates, and our volunteers look forward to supporting them,” she said.

On April 10, the even-numbered districts will have elections for Long Beach City Council. The Sierra Club is not making endorsements in the 4th or 6th districts. There will be no election in the 6th district since the incumbent is running unopposed. Additionally, Weeks said the incumbent didn’t respond to offers to participate in the endorsement process. For the 4th district, Weeks said, “We did not find a candidate who was a strong and consistent voice for the environment in the candidates we interviewed.”

Suspects in LB robberies arrested, linked to HB robbery On Wednesday, Feb. 8, at approximately 6:23pm, officers from the Long Beach Police Department assisted Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) with the arrest of a robbery suspect believed to be linked to three armed commercial robberies in Long Beach and one in Huntington Beach. The Long Beach robberies occurred: on Feb. 2 at 10:34pm in the 200 block of Orange Avenue at a convenience store; on Feb. 2 at 11:04pm in the 3100 block of Broadway at a food establishment; and on Feb. 3 at 9:28am in the 400 block of Obispo Avenue at a food establishment. The Huntington Beach robbery occurred on Feb. 3 at 9pm in the 18000 Block of Main

Street at a food establishment. HBPD officers had identified a possible suspect vehicle after a witness to the robbery in their city obtained a vehicle description and partial license plate. The suspect description closely matched that of a suspect wanted in connection with three robberies in Long Beach the week before, and the vehicle was located in Long Beach where LBPD officers conducted a traffic stop on it in the area of Willow Street and Redondo Avenue. The two occupants of the vehicle were arrested by HBPD and transported, booked in the Huntington Beach jail for first-degree robbery, and the investigation is ongoing. The suspects in the Huntington Beach robbery have been identified

as Long Beach residents Tad Lauren Bennett, 27, and Anthony Lee Bearden, 26. The two were arraigned on Friday, Feb. 10, and the Orange County District Attorney filed two counts of robbery on each suspect. LBPD detectives are continuing their investigation into the robberies in Long Beach. Formal charges against Bearden were presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Feb. 15. Anyone with information on the robberies or any other crimes in which the named suspects may be involved is asked to contact Long Beach Police Robbery Detail Detective Rudy Romero at (562) 570-7464. Anonymous tips can be sent via text or web by visiting tipsoft.com.

LBPD locates pop star Madonna’s stalker in north Long Beach Long Beach Police located 54year-old Robert Dewey Hoskins, a recent escapee from Metropolitan State Hospital in the city of Norwalk, on Friday, Feb. 10, at approximately 8:50am, according to a news release issued by the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). Hoskins, whose Feb. 3, 2012 escape had been covered in local news reports last week, had previously come into contact with authorities for making criminal threats and

stalking entertainer Madonna. Hoskins, prior to his escape, had made comments to hospital staff that led the Long Beach Police Department to believe that he may have fled to the North Long Beach area after his escape. All patrol officers were briefed in detail regarding Hoskins and were actively searching for him while patrolling the city. Last Friday morning, officers in the area of South Street and Cherry Avenue in Long Beach saw a male

subject matching the physical description of Hoskins walking down the street. Officers made contact with him, confirmed his identity to be that of Hoskins, and took him into custody without incident or injury. The LBPD’s mental evaluation team responded to that location, took custody of Hoskins, and transported him back to Metropolitan State Hospital, releasing him into their custody.

After receiving tip, LBPD seeking information about missing person On Friday, Feb. 10, the Long Beach Police Department received a tip stating that there was a body buried in the yard of a residence in the area of 68th Way and Long Beach Boulevard. The case was assigned to homicide detectives, who determined it might be related to the 2002 missing-person case of 39-year-old Jose Luis Sanchez Vasquez of Long Beach, who had lived at that location and had been reported missing by his family on March 19, 2002.

During the investigation, the family member who originally reported Vasquez missing notified detectives in January of 2003 that he had been located in Mexico and was no longer missing. On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, Los Angeles County Coroner's investigators, along with Long Beach Police Homicide detectives, conducted a systematic search of the back yard of a residence on East 68th Way. The coroner’s office did locate human remains and will

work with homicide detectives and the missing person’s family to determine if the remains are that of Vasquez and the official cause of death. The family of Vasquez no longer lives at the residence nor are they associated with it. Anyone who may have information regarding the disappearance of Jose Luis Sanchez Vasquez or the missing-person case is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Terri Hubert or Mark Bigel at (562) 570-7244.

testing shows Compton sewage spill did not contaminate Long Beach coastline The recent Compton sewage spill that entered the Los Angeles River showed no indication of contaminating ocean waters along the Long Beach coastline, according to testing conducted by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department). The interim city health officer, Dr. Mauro Torno, lifted the beach closure Wednesday that he had ordered after a sewage spill estimated at 12,000 gallons entered the Los Angeles River from the city of Compton on Feb. 11. The City of Long Beach will be contacting the City of Compton about its sewage spill and inquire about what steps Compton will be implementing to prevent such spills in the future, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the City of Long Beach. Meanwhile, due to the significant amount of rainfall mid-week (over one tenth of an inch of rain), high levels of

bacteria from storm drains, rivers, and polluted runoff enters the ocean. Torno recommends that individuals avoid all ocean water contact for at least 72 hours after rainfall, especially at storm drain outlets, river mouths, streams, and lagoons. People should always pay particular attention to any warning signs posted at the beach for their safety.

Water-quality monitoring will continue to be conducted by the Health Department’s Recreational Water Program on a weekly basis. Further information about the recreational water quality in Long Beach may be obtained from the Department of Health and Human Services Water Quality Information Line at (562) 5704199 or from longbeach.gov/health.

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CALLING ALL CONSTRUCTORS What 6th District Apprenticeship and Career Fair Who Presented by 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews and the Port of Long Beach Where Martin Luther King Jr. Park Social Hall, 1950 Lemon Ave., LB When Friday, Feb. 17 from 10am to 1pm More info Attendees will learn about careers in the construction trade. The fair will also feature information on current and upcoming construction projects at the Port, including the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project and the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. Call (562) 570-6816 or visit longbeach.gov/district6. PITCHING IN What Mayor’s cleanup Who Presented by Signal Hill Mayor Larry Forester Where Hillbrook Park, 1865 Temple Ave., SH When Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9am to 11am More info Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves and extended grippers if already owned. The City will provide plastic gloves and trash bags. A limited number of extended grippers will be made available for one-time use. Call Community Development at (562) 989-7341. DISCOVERING CITY WILDLIFE What California Gardens tour Who Hosted by 7th District Councilmember James Johnson Where 2745 Orange Ave., LB When Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10am More info The free monthly tour is held every third Saturday of the month and open to the public. The tour will be led by volunteers and will focus on the history, wildlife, plants and new developments of the property. Dogs on leashes are welcome, and the event is free of charge to the general public. Call (562) 5707777 or email district7@longbeach.gov. CHIPS AND DIP What Casino Night Carnival fundraiser Who Hosted by the Signal Hill Historical Society Where Signal Hill Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St., SH When Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6:30pm More info Guests will enjoy dinner courtesy of Signal Hill restaurants and vendors including Delius, Curley’s, Kashiwa Japanese Cuisine, Big E Pizza, Golden Eagle, Rossmoor Pastries and Signal Hill Fresh & Easy. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Call Mary at (562) 544-6003 for tickets. ARTSY AFFAIR What 7th Annual art show Who Presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Where Cal State Long Beach Design Building Art Gallery, located at the corner of Palo Verde Drive and State University Drive, LB When Monday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. 24 from 9am to 4pm More info The exhibited art is by OLLI’s students over 50. On Sunday, Feb. 26 a special reception and program will be presented from 1pm to 4pm. Sunday reception parking will be free in Lot 9. BREAKING DOWN ‘AB 109’ What West Division community leader forum Who Presented by Long Beach Police Department– West Division Where 1835 Santa Fe Ave., LB When Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6pm More info The bi-monthly forum will provide the opportunity for community and business leaders to engage with members of the Long Beach Police Department. This month’s topic will discuss the Public Safety Realignment “AB 109.” RSVP to (562) 570-3461. STRUTTIN’ FOR A CAUSE What Annual designer fashion show Who Sponsored by Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Auxiliary Where Hyatt Regency Hotel, 200 Pine Ave., LB When Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10am More info Tickets for the show are $90 per person, and raffle tickets will be $5 each or 6 for $25. The event will commence with a silent auction followed by lunch and fashions from the Collections from Melrose Alley. For tickets or information call Roxie Hause at (562) 307-1248 or email roxiehause@gmail.com. READING TO FURRY FRIENDS What “We Harte B.A.R.K.” (Beach Animals Reading with Kids) Who Hosted by 7th District Councilmember James Johnson Where Bret Harte Library, 1595 W. Willow St., LB When Saturday, Feb. 25 and every fourth Saturday of the month from 11am to 12:30pm More info The monthly reading sessions encourage children to read by providing them with the opportunity to read aloud to friendly, attentive and certified therapy dogs. B.A.R.K. is a volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence. Call (562) 570-5777 or email district7@longbeach.gov. STAYING FIT AND INFORMED What Autism Fitness Day Who Hosted by Autism in Long Beach and the Sweat Shop Gym & MMA Where Sweat Shop Gym, 3671 Industry Ave., Lakewood When Sunday, Feb. 26 from 11am to 1pm More info The event will include a variety of games and exercise classes geared towards physical fitness. Register online at thesweatshopgym.com. Contact Brad Crihfield at (562) 353-7496. SPARE ME A RIB What Naples Rib Company’s Fundraiser Night Who Presented by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust Family and Friends and the Naples Rib Company Where 5800 E. 2nd St., LB When Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 4pm to 9:30pm for dine-in and 10am to 9:30pm for take-out More info The restaurant will donate 20 percent of the entire bill to Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust. Guests can mention the Land Trust when they call for a take-out order or when they call to make dinner reservations. Two raffles will be presented at 9pm. Vegetarian options will also be available. RSVP at (562) 4397427 or visit the ribcompany.com/reservations. MUSICAL HOUR What Dinner theater fundraiser Who Presented by The Friends of Music at California Heights United Methodist Church Where 3759 Orange Ave., LB When Saturday, March 3 at 6pm More info The “Musicals…Yes!” fundraiser will include selections from Princess and the Frog, Into the Woods, Showboat, Legally Blonde, The Musical, and several others. The show will commence at 7pm. Suggested donation for dinner is $23, and tickets will be available for purchase through pre-sale or at the door. All proceeds will benefit the choir Fire Within Us. Call (562) 595-1996 or visit calheightsumc.org.


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Well, the Sweetheart Sweepstakes is over for another year. Congratulations to all the lucky winners, and a big thanks to all the advertising and prize sponsors. This year we received a total of nearly 750 entries. With that kind of participation, I know our sweepstakes was a success. We accomplished what we set out to do, and that was to encourage folks to visit local businesses. During the process of prize pick-up and bucket drop-off/retrieval, we at the Signal Tribune did a little Valentine’s Day shopping of our own. Now that’s what I call putting our money where our mouths are. I hope all of our readers are doing what they can to stimulate the local economy. Whether it’s getting your car washed at Bixby Knolls Car Wash, buying gifts at Wine Country or Lucy’s Boudoir, or dining at one of our local Long Beach or Signal Hill restaurants, it is very important to keep our dollars spent as close to home as possible. Getting back to the subject at hand… I hope you all enjoyed entering the Sweetheart Sweepstakes this year as much as we enjoyed putting it all together. Winners were contacted by phone Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon. So that our readers will know who the winners are, I’ve included their names and what they won below!

Cupid’s Choice– CHriStiE FoStEr Delius Restaurant welcomes you and your love for dinner– $50 gift card Overnight stay at Quality Inn Signal Hill w/ continental breakfast Two tickets for performance at Musical Theatre West Bottle of champagne and wine tasting for two courtesy of Wine Country Box of truffles from Signal Hill Fresh & Easy

Grand Prize– SAnDy FACon Mixers/Couples Cruise for Two courtesy of Corks Away (Value $236) $50 gift certificate for dinner from Naples Rib Company Autographed copy of the book Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders Cruise Diary book by Jeraldine Saunders

Love Me tender– CECiLiA FiDorA Dinner for two at the Elvis-themed Azteca Mexican Restaurant CD player/boombox and Elvis CD from Signal Hill Best Buy Set of two Elvis-emblazoned coffee mugs w/ hot chocolate from Signal Tribune Two pounds of coffee from Signal Hill Starbucks 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes

romance on their Minds– JAnEt PEACoCK $75 gift certificate from Kashiwa Restaurant Pair of tickets for Long Beach Playhouse Couples photography sitting plus print courtesy of Vangie Ogg Photography Custom couples framing courtesy of Andazola’s Gallery 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes

insuring your Lasting Love– DiAnnA WooDS (All courtesy of Brenda Soto Bryan Insurance Agency) $50 dinner gift certificate Two AMC movie tickets Gift certificate for a box of candy

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Evening on the town!– riCHArD DiGnEy Pair of tickets for Long Beach Playhouse Dinner for two at Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria Box of truffles from Signal Hill Fresh & Easy 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes Red plush Valentine bear

Being in love is– Fun! – BEtty LEE Dinner for two at Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria Pair of tickets for Long Beach Playhouse Oil change donated by Orozco’s Automotive Repair Box of truffles from Signal Hill Fresh & Easy 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes

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A Day of Delight– riCHArD LinDSEy Bamboo Teri House gift certificate $50 gift certificate for Donato’s Hair Salon Yoga class for two from FreeSpirit Yoga Two tickets for Found Theatre LaunderPet gift certificate for $25 Box of truffles from Signal Hill Fresh & Easy

So utterly in Love!– LAurA WiLLBAnKS Breakfast for two courtesy of Café Bixby One-time-use camera, film developing and photo album from Tuttle Cameras Lunch or dinner for two from Patricia’s Mexican Restaurant Two tickets for Found Theatre Set of photo frame coasters from Signal Tribune Box of truffles from Signal Hill Fresh & Easy

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[Tuesday] night, the City Council took the responsible approach by directing the city manager to return in March with a multi-year police academy recruitment plan. As chair of the Public Safety Committee, I believe that we need to increase our force, but also do so in a fiscally responsible way. I want to thank Councilman James Johnson for his support in moving this issue forward. In addition, I want to thank the Council for supporting our proposal to ban commercial medical marijuana operations, with a temporary exemption for those collectives that have been operating in good faith. This means that starting [Wednesday, Feb. 15], our Long Beach Police Department, and our city attorney and prosecutor, can begin the process of shutting down the more than 35 illegal collectives operating in Long Beach. As you may be aware, a recent court order– now under review by the California Supreme Court– threw out most of our City’s medical marijuana ordinance. That forced the City to choose between banning all storefront dispensaries or allowing them to operate without any oversight, including for fire and electrical safety. That was something I could not support; the City has a duty to make sure all businesses and buildings operate in a safe, legal manner. However, as you know, I have always been a supporter of access to medical marijuana for qualified patients. That’s why I supported to have those locations that have complied with our City’s ordinance (between 18 and 20 collectives) to remain open for at least the next six months, a fair amount of time for their members to find alternate means of obtaining medicine. Before the six months elapse, the Council will again deliberate the issue, and if these operators have avoided being a nuisance and have complied with state and local laws, then they will be eligible for an extension. [Tuesday]’s vote accomplishes several important things. First, it gives our police the power to immediately enforce the City’s laws and begin shutting down the locations that have ignored our City’s ordinance and flagrantly broken the law. This process won’t be complete overnight, but our police now have the tools they need to get rid of the bad neighbors that some of these dispensaries have been. Second, we have protected patient access. However, until federal law changes to recognize the medical benefits of marijuana, patients’ access will never be completely secure. That’s why I was glad to support Councilmember James Johnson’s motion to amend our City’s federal legislative agenda by adding support for rescheduling marijuana, so that it can be prescribed legally by doctors. Taking this position was the third important accomplishment last night and is a great step forward for patients’ rights. The medical marijuana issue is far from over. The California Supreme Court, as well as possibly the federal courts and Congress, will have to sort it out, and that may take years. In the meantime, I will continue to do all I can to protect patient access, while ensuring our City is able to take care of its most basic job– keeping our community safe. Lastly, I want to thank our city attorney, Bob Shannon, and our city prosecutor, Doug Haubert, for their advice and assistance on this important and complex issue.

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A night to remember – roy ViDAL (All courtesy of The Undershirt in Signal Hill) Two tickets for South Coast Repertory– The Prince of Atlantis Basket of champagne and glasses Chocolates, candle and romantic CD Plush Valentine stuffed animal

Some tasty Lovin’ for two– JACQuELinE CriSt-FrAnZEn Hearty breakfast basket from Jumpstarter Bodyfuel Bars Lunch for two courtesy of Blackbird Café Dinner gift card from E.J. Malloys Two tickets from Found Theatre 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes Box of truffles from Signal Hill Fresh & Easy

oh So Sweet & romantic!– KiM MACintyrE $75 gift certificate from Kashiwa Restaurant Full-service car wash at Bixby Knolls Car Wash & Detail Center 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes Box of truffles from Signal Hill Fresh & Easy Two tickets for Found Theatre

So Happy to be in LoVE!– CynDi toWLEr Two tickets for Long Beach Playhouse Dinner for two at Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria Three-month post office box rental at UPS Store #4466 Plush pony and office planner from Wells Fargo 6 “bittles” mini cupcakes from Miss Priss Cupcakes

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Bike Long Beach providing bike-safety rodeos to neighborhood groups for free To help get people of all ages onto their bikes and riding safely, the City of Long Beach is offering free bikesafety clinics to neighborhood organizations and non-profits as part of the Bike Long Beach “Share Our Streets” safety campaign. “As our bicycle culture and infrastructure continues to grow, more Long Beach residents are taking their bicycles out to run errands and neighborhood trips,” said Mayor Bob Foster. “We need to educate those who haven't taken their bikes out of their garage lately. We want to make sure that Long Beach cyclists are safe and have the confidence to navigate the miles of bike lanes and paths throughout our city.” These clinics, called bike rodeos, are interactive, hands-on programs that teach people how to properly navigate city streets, recognize and use special traffic features like sharrows and bike boulevards, and practice the three keys to biking safely in Long Beach: Be Visible, Ride in the Same Direction as Traffic, Obey Signs and Signals. Bike rodeos are run by Safe Moves, a nonprofit organization that is currently providing similar training to

all Long Beach elementary and juniorhigh school students. Safe Moves will provide all the necessary equipment, bicycles, helmets and highly trained staffing for each bike rodeo– all the participating organization needs to provide is a site. Safe Moves will also provide complimentary bike inspections, with minor repairs and adjustments done at no charge. Organizations interested in scheduling a Bike Rodeo may contact Barbara Sheppard, Safe Moves coordinator, at (818) 786-4614 or barbarasafemoves@yahoo.com, or the City’s bike coordinator, Allan Crawford, at (562) 570-6618 or Allan.Crawford@longbeach.gov. The Bike Long Beach “Share Our Streets” safety campaign is funded by a grant from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A multimedia and outdoor outreach campaign throughout Long Beach will reach drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in 2012. For more information, visit bikelongbeach.org, or follow Bike Long Beach on Facebook (fb.me/bikelongbeach) or Twitter (@bikelongbeach).

HoW to aVoID PRoBate Probate is a very costly and long process that can last from 9 to 18 months in most cases. Fortunately, there are several alternatives available that remove the asset from one’s probatable estate while that person is still alive. Naming a beneficiary on life insurance policies, IRA’s, 401(k)’s, and annuities before your death assures the asset is transferred straight to the chosen beneficiary. Joint Tenancy is where the owner of the asset names a co-owner of an account or real property. Caution: Joint tenancies have risks as the co-owner has the same rights to the asset as the original owner and a loss of Stepped-up valuation. Pay-on-death Accounts are similar to naming a beneficiary in that the bank account owner completes banking paperwork which names the person(s) who will receive the bank account upon the bank owner’s death. Lifetime Gifts given during your life avoids probate because probate only applies to those assets owned at time of death. A Living Trust is very beneficial when dealing with titled real property and other assets. A complete estate plan included in the Living Trust includes many ancillary documents that protect you financially, physically and allows for peace of mind.

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CSuLB to hold hearings on proposed changes to admissions guidelines Officials at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will hold a series of three public hearings, beginning Friday, Feb. 24, to discuss changes the university is considering to its admissions guidelines that may become effective for the 2013-14 academic year. The first public hearing is scheduled for 10:30am on Friday, Feb. 24, in the Board Meeting Room of Coast Community College, 1370 Adams Ave. in Costa Mesa. The second is set for 3pm Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the Barrett Athletic Administration Center at CSULB, 1250 Bellflower Blvd. in Long Beach. The final hearing will be Wednesday, March 7, beginning at 2pm in the Board Room at Long Beach City College, 4901 E. Carson St. “With the significant decline in state support for the California State University system and an unprecedented number of undergraduate applicants to our campus– 76,000– we at Cal State Long Beach are looking to implement changes to our admissions guidelines that will help us make better use of our scarce resources,” said David Dowell, CSULB’s vice provost

for planning and budgets. “Before we make any changes, however, it is important that we get the public’s input. We will carefully consider all comments we receive from the campus and the community before we change admissions guidelines.” Among the changes being considered to CSULB’s admissions guidelines are: • Emphasizing major-specific academic criteria for admission, which involves declaring all academic programs “impacted” at both the freshman and transfer levels • Continuing to admit local freshmen and transfer applicants who meet minimum major-specific academic criteria for admission and have at least a reasonable likelihood of degree completion, consistent with local access and the Long Beach College Promise • Increasing outreach to communities characterized by low socioeconomic status and historically low rates of college attendance The proposed changes are expected to make improvements at the university in a number of important areas, including increasing degree

completion and shortening the time to degree for students. At the same time, the campus wants to continue to provide access to local students with at least a reasonable chance of degree completion as well as maintain and enhance campus diversity. Through the changes, officials also expect to: improve guidance to applicants and counselors about needed preparation for majors; improve the preparation of students in challenging fields such as engineering and sciences; reduce unneeded course taking and better manage course availability to students; and somewhat reduce discrepancies between local and nonlocal admissions criteria. Those interested can view an executive summary of the proposed guidelines and read responses to a “frequently asked questions” document, both available online. Additionally, those who cannot attend one of the public hearings can comment on the proposed changes and submit them online. For more information, contact Rick Gloady in the CSULB Public Affairs Office at 562/985-5454 or via e-mail at rick.gloady@csulb.edu.

Long Beach Branch nAACP to honor local women for Black History Month In recognition of this year’s African-American History Month theme of “Black Women in American Culture and History,” the NAACP Long Beach Branch will recognize significant women who have helped shaped the city of Long Beach and served as outstanding female role models. The program will be held at 3:15pm on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Ernest McBride Sr. Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A reception will follow the program. Women to be recognized are: Sister Gerard Earls; Maycie Herrington; Tracy Young; Philomene Seymore; Delores Husband; Verda Lyons; Sandy Bazant; Bonnie Harris; Chan Hopson; Lillian Herrera; Mary Wright; Antoinette Greer; Marilyn Overby, RN PhD; Kara Williams; Jessica Castillo; Joan Swain; Deboria Sutton; Gloria Jones; Jean Wilson; Zion Smith; Florence Warren;and Sharon McNealy. “Our African-American History honorees are well respected, devoted women who interact in a positive manner on [a] family, spiritual, community and civic basis,” reads a press release issued by the NAACP Long Beach Branch. “The 2012 women selected for the program have helped change the face of Long Beach. These women have not only been there for their friends and family, but the community of Long Beach as well. We are proud to recognize the accomplishments of women, especially African-American women, within the community.” This event is open to the public.


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tony-nominated Seal Beach native to be among performers in Best of Lerner and Loewe show My Fair Lady. Camelot. Gigi. Brigadoon. Those are just a few of the famous Broadway musicals composed by the team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Music fans can enjoy their favorite Lerner and Loewe show tunes sung by a trio of Broadway performers when Long Beach Symphony Orchestra presents The Best of Lerner and Loewe as its first Orchestra POPS! concert of 2012 on Saturday, Feb. 25, at The Long Beach Arena. The concert will feature Principal Orchestra POPS! Conductor Steven

Reineke, along with guest artists Susan Egan, Chad Johnson, and Christopher Johnstone, plus the Azusa Pacific University Choir directed by Dr. John Sutton. “In addition to enjoying a wonderful pops concert with stellar performers, audiences members are welcome to bring their own food and beverages with them, or purchase them at the Arena,” says LBSO Executive Director Robert C. Jones, “Whether you experience the concert from one of 300 cabaret tables on the Arena floor, or from the theater-style seats in the loge

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Seal Beach native Susan Egan, a Tony nominee for Beauty and the Beast, will return to Southern California to star in the LBSO Pops concert on Feb 25.

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Artistic duo’s Dream Spaces explores mysterious worlds, diverse habitats The Arts Council for Long Beach will host an opening reception for Dream Spaces by Impossible Moon, a creative team which consists of artists Christine Nguyen and Michael Wysong, at the Collaborative Gallery, 421 West Broadway, on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 7pm to 9:30pm. Nguyen and Wysong explore mysterious worlds, fascinating ecologies and diverse habitats, uncovering the unknown mystifying powers of the universe. Dream Spaces is influenced by science, nature, arts, crafts, fact, fiction, and folklore. The show will run through April 15, 2012. The Collaborative, a project of the Arts Council for Long Beach and the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), presents exhibitions that raise awareness of both emerging artists and innovative approaches to art. This unique partnership is made possible through collaboration with LYON Communities and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency. MORE INFORMATION (562) 435-ARTS ext. 103 (562) 590-9119

Solo exhibit at Expo Center features English artist’s mixed-media explorations of crucifix together to create something visceral– it’s about provoking an aesthetic that creates an emotional response, either good or bad, on topics he is passionate about, like pollution, subversion and religion. He uses the cross shape not only as a symbol, but literally as well, and the use of the cross is not meant to be a positive or negative statement concerning religion, but only to provoke questions about people’s beliefs.

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LB Playhouse implements new staff structure in lieu of finding exec director The Long Beach Playhouse is ending its search for a new executive director, and instead is creating a new structure with a producing artistic director in the leadership role and a business and operations manager position responsible for the administrative duties. Andrew Vonderschmitt has accepted the producing artistic director position. Vonderschmitt has been with the Playhouse for the last four years– his first two years as technical director, and the last two as artistic/technical director. Liz Lydic, who served as interim executive director following Lauren Morris’s departure, will stay on as business and operations manager through the end of March. A search is underway for someone to permanently fill that position. As part of this organizational restructure, the Playhouse has determined it is better served to return to staffing levels more in keeping with the needs of a community theater. As a result, it will reduce its 12-member staff to six full-time and two contract positions. This new structure will allow the Playhouse staff to focus entirely on the quality of its productions, according to a press release issued this week by the theatre. “The reduced staffing level is a return to the operating model in place in previous years,” said Playhouse Board President Shirley Guy. She says it is a model that served the Playhouse well in the

past and is expected to help contain costs without affecting the quality the public has come to expect. To learn more about the Playhouse or to get involved, visit lbplayhouse.org

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isabel Allende’s Zorro selected for Long Beach reads one Book The excitement and mystery of Zorro will come alive during the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s 11th Annual Long Beach Reads One Book celebration. This month-long, multievent program begins in March and will have all participants reading the same book– Isabel Allende’s Zorro. The novel, which chronicles Zorro’s childhood and adolescence, begins as the young Diego de la Vega and his Native-American “brother” Bernardo grow up in the 1790s in Alta California during a time when the Spanish colonial government, the missionaries and the various Native-American populations in California are struggling to live together peacefully. “Isabel Allende’s Zorro is a fastmoving, historical, romantic and dramatic novel, and we encourage everyone to begin reading now so they will be ready for all the amazing activities that will take place in March,” said Susan Redfield, chair of Long Beach Reads One Book. Of the more than 30 Zorro events in March will be “An Evening with Isabel Allende” on March 22 at the Terrace Theater. Allende will be interviewed by Sandra Curtis, Ph.D., author of Zorro Unmasked, and speak of her experiences researching and writing Zorro. The Long Beach Reads One Book celebration will also feature a variety of lectures, discussions, movies, TV originals, and activities for children and adults at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens, and Long Beach public libraries. Information on the 11th annual Long Beach Reads One Books events can be found at www.lbplfoundation.org/zorro. Long Beach Reads One Book, one of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s initiatives, brings diverse people together through the unifying joy of literacy, by encouraging everyone in

Zorro chronicles the young Diego de la Vega’s childhood and adolescence as he and his Native-American “brother” Bernardo grow up in the 1790s in Alta California during a time when the Spanish colonial government, the missionaries and the various Native-American populations in California are struggling to live together peacefully. Long Beach to read the same book at the same time. Allende, born in Lima Peru in 1942 and raised in Chile, worked in Venezuela and other areas of the Americas, before moving to California. She has written 19 books, which have been

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Low-cost pet clinics now available more often from Animal Care Services The Long Beach Bureau of Animal Care Services (ACS) is now providing more frequent low-cost clinics to vaccinate and license pets for a more manageable price. Pet owners are invited to attend these clinics, which rotate throughout four Long Beach parks on the second Saturday of each month. ACS is taking advantage of daylong rates offered by Southern California Veterinary Vaccine Clinic (SCVVC) and scheduling two clinics on the same day. A state-licensed veterinarian from SCVVC will administer vaccinations, with no reservations necessary. Visit longbeach.gov/acs for a full list of the available services and pricing, which beats low-cost prices at many area pet stores. The low-cost clinics will take place: Feb. 11 Houghton Park 6301 Myrtle Ave. 9am to 10:30am Admiral Kidd Park 2125 Santa Fe Ave. 12:30pm to 2pm March 10

EYE ON CRIME Crimes reported by the LBPD Feb. 7 to 14 Council Districts 6 (North of PCH) 7 & 8 (East of the L.A. River & North to Del Amo Blvd.) Wednesday, Feb. 8 Robbery 2:30am– 2900 block of Daisy Avenue Officers responded to the scene of a home-invasion robbery and discovered two victims in the home. The investigation revealed multiple suspects had entered the local residence, stolen several items and left prior to the police arriving. The victims sustained nonlife-threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment. Saturday, Feb. 11 Felony suspect arrested 5am– 2400 block of Elm Avenue While investigating a disturbance call, patrol officers heard the sound of gunfire and located a male adult suspect responsible for firing a weapon. He was arrested without incident, and the firearm was recovered. Sunday, Feb. 12 Traffic collision 11:30am– 2100 block of Wardlow Road Patrol officers responded to a traffic collision in which a vehicle struck a building. Occupants of the building were unharmed, and the driver was taken into custody.

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60 middle- and high-school teams will compete to see who has built the fastest solar powered car in Long Beach at Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske’s 3rd Annual Solar Grand Prix. Volunteers on the day of the event will help with judging, registration, vehicle inspection and managing the tracks/races. Technical volunteer mentors with an interest in math, science, engineering, and renewable energy are needed to assist student teams as they build their cars. Contact Rachel Powers at (562) 570-6932.

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Lowenthal, CHP to offer free child car seat check

Secondhand retail stores receive boost in unincorporated L.A. County

An incorrectly installed car seat puts children at risk in accidents. Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal and the California Highway Patrol will offer a free car-seat safety check on Saturday, March 3. The service will be offered from 9am to 1pm in the Target store parking lot, located at 950 E. 33rd St. in Signal Hill. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call Lowenthal’s office at (562) 495-2915.

County code will be revised to make it easier to establish a secondhand retail store in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, thanks to a motion by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Title 22 of the County Code currently limits sales of all secondhand consumer products as a permitted use and classifies secondhand retail stores in the same category as used car lots and pawn shops, which significantly impact the surrounding neighborhoods.

“Many of these retail stores are run by charitable organizations, such as the Salvation Army, and are looking to provide job training and social services to the residents in the community,� Knabe said. “Now, more than ever, our residents need access to these stores for clothes and other goods while the economy continues to sputter.� Knabe’s motion instructs the Department of Regional Planning to revise the County zoning code to allow secondhand retail stores in the neighborhood business zone subject to an

administrative review or discretionary permit, depending if the facility is proposing drop-off collection or outdoor storage areas. “These proposed zoning revisions will also make Los Angeles County greener,� said Knabe. “As more used goods are sold in secondhand retail stores, fewer items will be discarded in the County’s landfills.� The Regional Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing prior to Sept. 30, 2012 and recommend revisions to the Board to consider.

Frugal living is all about making the most with what you already have. Here are 11 tips from LivingOnADime.com’s Tawra Kellam: 1. Barter for services when possible. For example, we exchanged lawn mower repair from our neighbor for a table (garage sale find) that he was looking for. 2. Learn to fix things for yourself. These days, with the Internet making information so easily available, you can fix most things yourself. We do 95 percent of the repairs around our house, and we aren't that handy. We just keep looking for the information about how to do it and keep working until we get it fixed. 3. Stop eating out. I know you hear it all the time but stop! The “average� family spends $300 to $500 a month just eating out, which is truly one of the biggest causes of debt. I am always amazed by how someone can be “totally broke� and can’t pay their bills but are still able to go to the drive-thru of their favorite restaurant. 4. Study nutrition information and find out what you need to eat to have a healthy and balanced diet. Then stop eating the junk and eat healthy, inexpensive meals at home. (LivingOnADime.com has a number of recipes.) 5. If something breaks, and you don’t have the money to fix it, or if you are out of something and you

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for medical reasons). Paint your own house instead of hiring someone, cut the cable and the cell phone (gasp!), and have birthday parties at your house. There is almost always a cheaper way to do things so try to find the cheapest way and save some money. 10. Cut kids’ activities. Some kids are in way too many activities, which are often expensive. I know families who pay $175 a month for gymnastics lessons but can't pay the mortgage. There is a problem with this kind of thinking. Kids won't die if you don't give them all the lessons and activities you can’t afford. 11. Get it for free. When the landscapers were laying sod in our new neighborhood, I asked for the scraps, and we were almost able to put in our entire back yard for free. When they were building houses, I asked for the two-by-fours that were going into the dumpster and got enough wood for our shed. When they were pouring concrete patios, I asked for the leftover concrete, and they just poured our entire cement pad for our shed for free. If friends have kids older than your kid s, ask if you can have their hand-me-downs when they are done. Get as much as you can for free and you can save thousands of dollars.

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Spotlight on Advertisers Bella Pizza Long Beach, in the former location of Red Brick Pizza at 4085 Atlantic Ave., opened for business in November. Bella Pizza offers oven-roasted, thin-crust, Neopolitanstyle pizza that owners Iffat Karim and Ishtiaq Chisti say they crafted after long hours of experimentation. Bella also offers: tossed salads with healthy, fresh ingredients; a line of sandwiches; and sides such as buffalo wings and cheese sticks. One unique feature of the restaurant is the satellite-connected TV in each booth. To find out more, call (562) 787-9011. Another new business in the area is HelloHello Boutique, which specializes in quality women’s shoes, clothing, handbags and accessories at affordable prices, with an emphasis on making customers’ shopping experience as enjoyable as possible. The boutique began with the owners just selling a few shoes to friends online, but, as those friends spread the word to other friends in other cities, and interest in other items like handbags and clothing grew, the small online business turned into an actual shop, which is located at 4102 Orange Ave., Suite 121. Still cultivating an online presence, HelloHello just launched its full website, at hellohelloboutiqueonline.com.

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Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by HUGO MOLANO AND NUBIA ALMARIO, dated 11/27/2007 and recorded 12/6/2007, as Instrument No. 20072675214, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 03/01/2012 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2600 SKYLINE DRIVE, SIGNAL HILL, CA, 90755. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,132,563.91. 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. 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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: 2/2/12 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 # - 1-855-MYUSMAP (or 855-6987627) - mortgageassistancepoint@usbank.com For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures.com or CALL: 925-603-7342 or 877 RSVP-ADS or 877 778-7237. Vivian Prieto, Vice President FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 283564)(02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12) tSt3982 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 5903749 Trustee Sale No.: 76326 Loan No.: 9900181287 APN: 7212008-060 & 7212-008-061 You are in Default under a Deed of Trust dated 10/29/2007. 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 03/01/2012 at 01:00PM, FCI Lender Services, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/02/07 as DOC #20072474719 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Bubba & Rocco, LLC, A California Limited Liability Company, as Trustor  Hanmi Bank, 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 Pomona Valley Masonic Temple Building located at 395 South Thomas Street, Pomona, California, 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: 1329 & 1339 E. 28th 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: $1,363,438.70 (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. Date: 2/6/12 FCI Lender Services, Inc., as Trustee 8180 East Kaiser Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone: 714-282-2424 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.rsvpforeclosures.com or CALL: 925-603-7342 or 877 RSVP-ADS or 877 778-7237. Vivian Prieto, Vice President FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 283739)(02/10/12, 02/17/12, 02/24/12) tSt3969 / 2011 157093 FICtItIouS BuSINeSS NaMe StateMeNt The following person is doing business as: 1. INSPIRED ADORNMENTS, 2. 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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: January 27, & February 3, 10, 17, 2012.

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City oF SiGnAL HiLL tSt3995 NotICe oF PuBlIC HeaRING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Signal Hill will hold a public hearing on March 6, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California 90755, to consider: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, CONSENTING TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF CERTAIN PIPELINE FROM CHEVRON PIPELINE COMPANY TO CRIMSON CALIFORNIA PIPELINE, L.P., AND TO LAY AND USE PIPES AND APPURTENANCES FOR TRANSMITTING AND DISTRIBUTING OIL AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS FOR ANY AND ALL LAWFUL PURPOSES UNDER AND ALONG THE PUBLIC STREETS, WAYS, ALLEYS, AND PLACES AS THE SAME NOW OR MAY HEREAFTER EXIST, WITHIN SAID CITY ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend a public 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. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to submit written comments to the Public Works/Engineering Department or during the public hearing. FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Public Works/Engineering Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California 90755, or by calling Joshua Rosenbaum at (562) 989-7355. /ss/ Joshua Rosenbaum Management Analyst Published in the Signal Tribune on: February 17, 2012 Posted at City Hall, the Library, Reservoir Park and Discovery Well Park on: February 15, 2012


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Police Academy. The candidates agreed that the city needs more police officers and its own police academy. Austin promised that if elected he would start the process of re-establishing the academy soon after taking office. Kawasaki said she would have to first study the budget for the next fiscal year and determine whether the City’s projected revenues could sustain not only the academy, but additional police officers in the long term. Kawasaki, who spoke first, began by stressing her lifelong commitment to improving the quality of life through public and community service. “In these very challenging times with dwindling budgets and the loss of the redevelopment agency, our district and city need leaders that have the experience, capability and fulltime commitment to solving problems,” she said. “I have more than 30 years experience of broad local government experience, and I know how to get results. I have been successful in growing businesses and jobs, revitalizing neighborhoods, keeping kids of gangs and improving the environment.” Alluding to her years as assistant general manager of environmental

affairs for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, general manager of the Los Angeles Community Development Department and later service on the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District, Kawasaki noted that she has managed annual budgets of $300 million, and has a successful track record of securing grants and additional revenue. She told the audience that the city and the 8th district desperately need her experience and expertise. In his opening remarks, Austin noted that he came to Long Beach in 1986 as an 18-year-old aerospace worker at McDonnell Douglas, where he worked for almost 14 years. “I am proud to say that I have worked in service of others for the past two decades as a representative of workers and working families in both the public and private sectors,” he said. “I have been active in Long Beach as a volunteer on many community efforts over the past 20 years, several right here in the 8th district.” Austin also told the audience that he truly understands the needs of the city and the 8th district and if elected he would be a champion for every neighborhood in the district. Stressing the fact that he has been endorsed by the Long Beach Police

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City oF SiGnAL HiLL tSt3985 NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL TO CONSIDER THE DISPOSITION OF REAL PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 33431 AND 33433, PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the City Council of the City of Signal Hill on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard at the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to consider the following matter: State of California Health and Safety Code Section 33431 allows redevelopment agencies to lease or sell property without public bidding, but only after a public hearing; notice of which shall be given by publication for not less than once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation. A California Health and Safety Code Section 33433 report (“Report”) is required concerning the City’s disposition of land at 3100 California Avenue and 630-798 E. Spring St., 800-998 E. Spring St., 631-799 E. Canton St., 801-999 E. Canton St., 630-798 E. Canton St., 800-998 E. Canton St., 631799 E. 29th St., and 801-999 E. 29th Street to Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc. The Council is required to adopt the Report prior to the disposition of the property. A copy of the 33433 reports may be reviewed at the City of Signal Hill, Administration located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 7:30 am to 4:30 pm on Fridays. Any persons or groups interested in reviewing and submitting written comments on the 33433 reports must do so no later than February 21, 2012. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend the public 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 as described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk prior to or at the public hearing. You may also email us with your comments and/or concerns at emccaleb@cityofsignalhill.org. If you have any questions, you may contact Elise McCaleb, Redevelopment/Economic Development Manager at (562) 989-7379 during regular business hours as stated above. Published in the Signal Tribune: February 10, 2012, February 17, 2012

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Eighth District candidates Lillian Kawasaki and Al Austin at the North Long Beach Community Action Group forum last Sunday at the Expo building in Bixby Knolls

Officers Association and the Long Beach Firefighters Association, Austin promised that if elected, he would make public safety his first priority and work hard to provide the resources to keep neighborhoods safe. “I will also work to create positive opportunities for our youth and to protect the quality of life in neighborhoods in the 8th district,” he said. “That includes protecting the airport noise ordinance that is so important to so many 8th district residents.” After the opening remarks, a group of six representatives of local news publications took turns asking the candidates questions, and members of the audience also asked questions. During the question-and-answer session, Austin and Kawasaki agreed that public safety had to be the city’s first priority and city employee pension reform is vital to Long Beach’s ability to provide residents with necessary services, but neither candidate offered a specific plan on how the City could afford to put more police officers and firefighters on the streets. Both candidates also noted that more

would study it to come up with solutions. “We do have a responsibility to feed and house those who are disadvantaged,” he said. “Let’s be compassionate. Let’s not leave anyone out there in the cold.” Kawasaki also acknowledged that problems associated with homelessness are very difficult to solve. “We need to make sure that homeless people have access to services in the public and private sectors,” she said. “We need to have more transitional housing, and we need to make sure that job training and other services are located close to that transitional housing.” The forum lasted about two hours. In his closing remarks, Austin noted that he has been involved in Long Beach civic and community organizations for many years, and he listed those organizations. “I believe it is important to get involved in the community if you want to see the positive changes that we talk about,” he said. “That is what I would work on as your councilmember, to build partnerships among our neighborhoods, so together we have a stronger voice to get things done and keep the focus on our neighborhoods.” In her closing remarks Kawasaki stressed that if elected she would not have to go through a learning curve. “I know government and how it works,” she said. “I have built a strong and diverse base of support from community, business, environmental, labor and leaders from both sides of the aisle, and we can strengthen those partnerships so that on day one, together we can bring new ideas and new energy to refocus our attention on priorities important to you and getting the job done.”

effective negotiations and compromises were necessary in order for the City to reduce the amount it spends on employee pensions every year. In response to questions, both candidates also pledged to aggressively continue Gabelich’s work to revitalize Bixby Knolls and the Atlantic Avenue Corridor. Kawasaki said she would differ with Gabelich on how to deal with medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. “I would like to see a ban put in place until such time as we could see that they could be properly regulated,” she said. Austin said the main thing he would do differently than Gabelich (who has endorsed him) is “work to get greater involvement and feedback from 8th district residents that live north of Del Amo Boulevard.” Signal Tribune Publisher Neena Strichart asked the candidates what they would do about the increasing number of homeless people in the city and the problems of makeshift shelters and panhandling. Austin acknowledged that he does not have a plan to address that issue but said he

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“Almost everywhere you look in this building, you’re going to see some element that is energy efficient or is helping the environment in some way,” construction manager Paul Buckley said in an interview on Monday following a tour of the construction site. Some of the topsoil, grass, asphalt and concrete has been recycled and are likely being used in construction sites elsewhere, according to Buckley. And, the construction manager added, they’ve separated all of the packing material and the construction lumber used for concrete forms so that some of the material can be recycled, reducing the amount that gets sent to a landfill. The project began in November of 2010, and it’s taken almost a year and a half to get to this point in the construction phase. Buckley explained how the weather delayed much of the work in its initial stages. Lots of rain poured down on the construction site, especially in the winter of 2010. “The first step in any construction is to start with the underground utilities: clearing the site, getting rid of all of the old underground, miscellaneous oil pipes that were left on

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viewed by appointment only. PT Editor Emeritus Rich Archbold, former columnists, city leaders and advocates joined the HSLB board of directors at the Feb. 10 ribbon-cutting ceremony and community dedication, which also functioned as a fundraiser for the preservation of the newly acquired collection. “This is a perfect match of the history of Long Beach being at the HSLB, and I think it’s added to both that they are now available and accessible to anybody that wants to see them,” said former Mayor Beverly O’Neill. “It’s celebrating the marriage between two very important parts of the city of Long Beach.” Photos and newspaper clippings of the historic Long Beach Day Nursery were on display in addition to a handful of newspaper volumes. Complimentary white gloves were given to han-

site,” Buckley said. “And when you open up the ground to put in all the new underground utilities, you’re exposed to the weather and the elements. So we had an extremely wet 2010 winter season, and that impacted the ability to construct the foundations for the building.” Buckley estimated that the site is about 70 percent completed and they’ve already started “interior rough-in” construction. The roof is in place, and they’ve already begun the interior metal stud framing and installed the rough-in mechanical and electrical systems, Buckley said. He added they are also installing plumbing pipes. As he paced through the site with Buckley, the deputy city manager pointed out how the design will have lots of natural light with skylights and large stretches of windows throughout the building. A few workers in fluorescent tops still lingered on the site on an overcast late Monday afternoon. On the concrete floor, there were flecks of gray, fluffy fireproofing material left over from the ceiling. Honeycutt and Buckley stepped through rows of shiny metal studs that will soon hold up walls for offices, locker rooms, a training room and a community room. Honeycutt pointed out one area where dispatchers will be stationed. In addition to the high-tech com-

dle and help preserve the delicate and aged pages. Several businesses, organizations and restaurants contributed to the silent and live auctions that included gift packages from The Wine Country, the Museum of Latin American Art, Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria, Catalina Express and lunches with Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal or Long Beach 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich. Guest speaker and longtime columnist Tom Hennessy shared some of his experiences during his time with the newspaper. “There are thousands of events recorded in this diary that we call the Press-Telegram and I’m pleased to have played a small part in some of those events,” he said. Best-selling mystery writer and former PT columnist Jan Burke spoke of the significance newspapers have had on her life

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Construction manager Paul Buckley points down a main corridor of the new police station building.

puter systems and televisions that are planned for the building, the area will be designed with desks that can rise up if dispatchers need to stretch their legs. The desks can also lower when workers need to remain

seated. Honeycutt said he is excited that the construction is going well. “I know the police department is looking forward to it,” Honeycutt said. “And…as a resident and a per-

and throughout history. “The thing that makes us human, I mean one key thing that make us human beings, has to be that we tell stories,” Burke said. “We communicate through stories. The gift you’re giving here is a gift to generations to come.” Proceeds raised from the event will go toward purchasing archival boxes, protective shading for windows, a security camera and metal shelving inserts to replace the existing wooden shelving. A total of 16 mastheads, including those of the Long Beach Sun, PT, Independent and Independent Press-Telegram are on display. Most recently, the volumes were stored at a PT distribution warehouse in Signal Hill. Co-President Evan Anderson Braude encouraged guests to support the collection and the story that it tells. “Our city has grown from a small seaside town to an international city, and that is chronicled one day at a time in these volumes that we have back here,” he said. “What an incredible journey is contained on these shelves.”

The Historical Newspaper Collection spans 110 years of newspapers and includes a Sunday magazine supplement entitled The Southland and advertising pages categorized by zones within the city.

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Some of the events chronicled in the bound volumes include the discovery of oil, the earthquake of 1933, the building of the Long Beach Airport, and the establishment of the Long Beach Day Nursery. Photos documenting the nursery’s history were on display in the HSLB gallery.

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son who’s worked here for almost 25 years, I’m just…very pleased that the City can provide such a great facility for the police department that it’s needed for so long.”

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