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Long Beach and other employers considering cutting part-timers’ hours to sidestep costs of Care Act

Musical, arts event to help Bixby Knolls community leaders overcome hardship

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Though today David Rodriguez is home with his partner Douglas Orr and their dogs in California Heights, just a few months ago family and friends

weren’t sure if he was going to live. After months of experiencing fatigue and hallucinations while dropping 20 pounds in weight, Rodriguez was admitted to the intensive-care unit (ICU) at St.

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Mary Medical Center in downtown Long Beach in March. Lung specialists had previously given him medication, but doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong.

Large employers, specifically government agencies, educational institutions, corporations and nonprofits with 50 or more employees, are grappling with provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. Under mandates of President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform law that aims to increase coverage and reduce overall healthcare costs, such employers generally have three basic options: cover health-insurance costs for workers on the clock for 30 hours or more per week; pay steep penalties for not doing so; or neither. The latter option includes simply cutting part-time workers’ hours enough to bypass paying any penalties or new health-insurance costs at all. It’s a loophole that some employers are willing to explore. For instance, national media outlets recently reported that the City of Long Beach is at least looking at whether to cut part-time workers’ hours to avoid new costs of the law. According to a statement provided via email by Tom Modica, the City’s director of Government Affairs, out of Long Beach’s 5,657-employee total workforce, 1,593 employees work part time. About 92 percent of those parttime workers are seasonal/temporary employees, such as lifeguards, library staff, recreational staff and supplemental refuse workers, who work on an “as-needed basis.” Still, approximately 200 part-time employees (3.5 percent of the City’s total workforce), according to historical data, fall into the category of working 30 hours or more per week and “may be affected by the implementation of the law.” Those 200 employees may either be enrolled in the City’s healthcare program or have their hours cut, “depending on staffing needs,” according to the statement. Long Beach city management estimates that enrolling all of the 200 employees in its healthcare program would cost the City an additional $2 million per year, resulting in “layoffs of part-time staff to realign the program with the resources available.” Rather than enroll in the City’s healthcare system, which is the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), however, it may be more beneficial for many part-time employees to access the “Health Insurance

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(Above) David Rodriguez and Douglas Orr are seen at their restaurant Four Olives Café, which they closed in 2008.

(Right) David Rodriguez pets his dog Maya after being hospitalized for what doctors diagnosed as walking pneumonia. The California Heights resident is now slowly recovering after going into a coma and suffering a stroke. The local community has organized a benefit concert in his honor to raise money for medical expenses.

North Long Beach kicks off week to promote community safety and park’s summer programs

Staff Writer

This summer, it’s all about peace in north Long Beach. Starting June 1, Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave., will be at the center of a week of free community events that will promote neighborhood safety and positive summer activities for youth and young adults. The Be S.A.F.E. (Summer Activities in a Fun Environment) Long Beach Week is sponsored by 8th District Councilmember Al Austin, 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal, the Long Beach Community Action Partnership and

numerous other community organizations. “I am glad to work with Councilmember Austin and all of our great community partners to offer a week packed with events to promote unity, public safety and opportunities for our youth,” Neal said in a press statement Tuesday. “This is a great way to kick off the summer break and our new Summer Safe Zones program!” Activities scheduled for the Be S.A.F.E. Long Beach Week include community meetings, a gun buyback program, a bully-free-zone picnic, concerts, an art installation,

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Man dies while in police custody

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On Saturday, May 25, at approximately 6:45pm, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to an industrial property in the 6200 block of Paramount Avenue, after a private security company had called to report a problem with a male subject and asked for assistance. According to the LBPD, when officers arrived, they searched the property and found two security guards detaining a male subject near a fence. Long Beach police officers assisted in handcuffing the subject and relocated him to an open area of the property. Shortly thereafter, the subject went into medical distress, and officers requested paramedics and began performing life-saving measures. Paramedics responded and transported the subject to a local hospital. However,

despite efforts by officers and paramedics, he was pronounced deceased. The preliminary investigation revealed that the subject had entered the private property and began entering several employees’ vehicles. A security guard was called and, after arriving, the suspect attempted to take the security guard’s vehicle from him. A struggle ensued, and the suspect fled on foot with the security guard following him. During the incident, the security guard company called the LBPD and requested assistance. The security guards caught the suspect as he was attempting to jump a fence and held him until police arrived and handcuffed him. At this time, his identity is unknown, but he appears to be in his 20s or 30s,

according to the LBPD. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation, which is standard procedure when an individual dies while in police custody. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office will also be conducting an independent investigation into the suspect’s cause of death. Those with information regarding the incident are asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Todd Johnson at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting lacrimestoppers.org . Source: LBPD

LB Community Foundation elects new board chair

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PIZZA PIG-OUT What Fourth Annual Pizza Pig-Out Who The Wrigley Association and the Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation Where Holy Innocents School parking lot, 2500 Pacific Ave. When Friday, May 31 from 6pm to 8pm More Info Participants will vote for the best pizza in Long Beach. Pizza parlors from all over town will be providing pizza. All-you-can-eat pizza will cost $5 per person, $3 for Wrigley Association members. Visit neighborhoodlink.com/longbch/wrigley . FIGHT AGAINST CANCER What Community fundraiser Who Boulevard Buick GMC and Boulevard Cadillac Where Boulevard Buick GMC, 2800 Cherry Ave. When Saturday, June 1 from noon to 2pm More Info All proceeds will benefit Parents Against Cancer, an organization dedicated to helping children with cancer or blood diseases. Cost for lunch will be $5. Call (626) 215- 0652 or visit socalbuickgmc.com/community .

SAFETY FIRST What Community safety meeting Who City of Long Beach Where Jordan High School, 6500 Atlantic Ave. When Saturday, June 1 from noon to 3pm More Info Officials from the City will talk about the Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan. Residents are encouraged to ask questions. Lunch will be provided. Call (562) 570-5585.

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The Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) announces the election of Jane Netherton as its board chair. Netherton will replace current LBCF Board President Jean Bixby Smith, who has been board chair since the departure of Dan Ridder in 1997 and is one of the original LBCF founders. Netherton has been active with LBCF and a member of the board since 2007. In January she assumed the position of chairman of the board of Long Beach-based International City Bank where she had been president and chief executive officer for more than 26 years. She currently serves on the board of the Convention & Visitors Bureau and is chair of the Board of Governors, California State University, Long Beach. Jane is actively involved with the Special Olympics Southern California, serving as vice chair of the board, is a past president of the Long Beach Rotary, and past chair of the Downtown Long Beach Associates. “We look forward to Jane’s leadership at the helm of our board. She

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brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to LBCF that will continue to position the Foundation for growth and maximum impact in the community,” said Jim Worsham, LBCF President and CEO. “Jean’s legacy of service and philanthropy will be a tough act to follow, but Jane readily accepts the challenge of filling such big shoes.” Smith will continue to serve as an LBCF Board Member for one more year, until her term expires in 2014. The LBCF board currently consists of 13 members, including the newest addition, Board Member Bob Stemler, who was elected to the board at its May 21, 2013 meeting. He is a practicing attorney and shareholder at Keesal, Young & Logan, primarily handling corporate, real-estate, and employment law matters. “Bob Stemler is highly regarded, both in his field and in the Long Beach community,” said Worsham. “His presence on the board adds yet another layer of integrity and expertise to our already esteemed group.” Source: LBCF

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would totally only talk to David’s family. It was really hard.” Rodriguez eventually came out of the coma, but he couldn’t speak or move. As he slowly began to recover during rehabilitation, Rodriguez has now gained his speech back, and Orr said he is just months away from walking again. Earlier this month, Rodriguez came home, but he still needs 24-hour care. He still suffers from short-term memory loss, and brain damage may have affected his left side. But now, Orr said the couple of 19 years is facing yet another shock– the medical expenses that are now piling up. Orr said he might have to put his Bixby Knolls home up for sale to cover the healthcare costs. To make matters worse, Orr said Rodriguez, who once worked as a freelance writer for various magazines, including a stint as editor for Blade magazine, a publication of gay news, had been unemployed for two years before falling ill and was using stock from his retirement fund as income, which has now dwindled to nearly nothing. “We think we might have to end up selling the house because I can’t make the payment myself, and he’s not fully going to be able to work for years if he ever does go back to work,” Orr said. The hope is that Rodriguez will eventually be able to go to a rehabilitation center, but it remains uncertain if Medicare

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It was later discovered that Rodriguez, 49, had been sick with walking pneumonia and a bacterial infection had already spread to his brain. Soon after being admitted to the ICU, Rodriguez fell into a coma. “His lungs were so bad, and he was so dehydrated and everything that, when he went into the hospital, his lungs ended up collapsing on him, and there was a period where he was without oxygen,” Orr said. “They said he would be in a nursing facility for the rest of his life, even if he came out of it.” Just three weeks later, it was then discovered that, while in a coma, Rodriguez had suffered a stroke, and it was unknown whether he would come off life support. Orr and Rodriguez are partners, but they never married. Orr had to use the power of attorney to be able to receive rights to have a say on whether to withdraw him from life support, even though Social Security officials counted both of their incomes when providing Medicare benefits. Orr said at one point he felt he was being excluded from the situation. “That’s why gay people need to be able to get married,” he said “They accepted the fact that I was David’s partner, and after I had a power of attorney, they let me have the say, but doctors wouldn’t talk to me, period, and

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insurance would cover that, Orr said. Despite what appears to be odds stacked against them, however, there still is hope for both Orr and Rodriguez. Throughout the ordeal, Orr had been updating the local community on Rodriguez’s condition on a regular basis through Facebook. Though Rodriguez was not fond of the idea, Orr said the outreach has since drawn a flood of support. “I’m a strong believer that nobody can help you if nobody knows what’s wrong or that you have a problem,” Orr said. “David and I are totally opposite in that aspect. And he would just assume keep it quiet and not let anybody know… We’ve been really active in the community for a long time so I just felt everybody needed to know.” Members of the community have now banded together to organize “A Benefit For Doug & David,” a fundraising event that celebrates contributions Orr and Rodriguez have made to the local community over the years. The benefit concert is scheduled for this Sunday, June 2 from 6:30pm to 10pm at the Expo Art Center at 4321 Atlantic Ave. Valerie “China” Boyce, who is organizing the event, said all proceeds are going directly into the Doug and David Benefit Trust at Bank of America. She said anyone could make a personal donation to the trust directly through the bank as well. “We’ve been quite fortunate

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by Neena Strichart

Those of us who grew up with pets remember the conversation leading up to pet ownership as follows:

Kid: Please, let me have a (dog, cat, chicken, monkey, lizard, snake, fish, etc.); I promise to take care of it. Parent: No! I will end up caring for the animal, and I don’t want to argue about this. Kid: Oh, please, please, please. I prommmmiiiissse I will (walk, feed, brush, or poop scoop) every day. Parent: Well, you better, or we’re going to find another home for (Fluffy, Dodger, Spot, Spike, Princess or BoBo).

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to get some great people on a core committee,” she said. “There’s so many people who live in Cal Heights and Bixby Knolls who really want to help.” For several years, Orr, originally from Washington, and Rodriguez, originally from Texas, have been highly active members of the close-knit Bixby Knolls community, although mostly behind the scenes. As the owners of the former Four Olives Café, an Italian eatery once located in Bixby Knolls, they opened their doors to neighbors, musicians and artists alike, hosting fundraisers and concerts while building friendships and personal relationships. After creating a buzz in town for nearly five years, the restaurant closed its doors in 2008, and the spot was later taken over by what is now known as Baba Ghanouj. Orr then came up with the idea to turn an old, abandoned furniture warehouse into an art and community center and became heavily involved with the creation of the Expo Art Center, which he continues to manage on a volunteer basis today. For the event, local musicians will be playing sets of music from rock to jazz. Steven Barber, a photographer and husband of jazz singer Cris Barber of The Cris Barber Quartet, which will be playing during the concert, said he hopes the event will provide assistance to the couple that has supported him and his wife for years as

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artists. “We got to know them well as people, as neighbors and as, just in general, people who supported the arts,” he said. “Its a very close community. Everybody knows everybody, and when somebody is in a world of hurt like Doug and Dave have been in, we want to be there for them.” Local restaurants, including Delius Restaurant, Georgie’s Place, Baja Sonora and Roxanne’s, have also chipped in to provide food stations, while artists have donated artwork for a silent auction and opportunity drawings. Artist Alejandra Vernon, who is donating six pieces for the auction, said she wanted to give back to Orr and Rodriguez, who put on a fundraiser for her after a fire had engulfed her north Long Beach apartment and a large section of the complex. “It’s truly miraculous that [Rodriguez] has bounced back the way he has,” she said. “I love them both to pieces, and, if there’s anything I can do for them, I wish I could eliminate their bills… He has sowed up so much good karma that it’s all gong to come back to him. Everything repeats itself. I’m grateful for the opportunity to give something back to him.”

shows, through online resources and, of course, by reading library books, which are still great reference materials. Tomorrow, dog lovers of every age will have a great opportunity to learn everything they ever wanted to know about canines up close and in person at the City of Signal Hill’s annual Hounds on the Hill, promoted as a free event for pets and their people. The festivities take place at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave., from 11am to 2pm. According to Community Services staff members, the day will be packed with things to do and pet people to meet. Besides low-cost, on-site vaccines, licensing and microchipping for your favorite pooch, there will also be free arts and crafts, a bounce house for the kids, a doggie parade, an interfaith animal blessing and more than two dozen vendor booths. It is my understanding that the vendors will include pet-sitters, grooming facilities, pet stores, pet-food folks, pet photographers, veterinarians and other doggie-type experts. I will be there strolling around with our dog Zoe, a pug-beagle mix, who has a very charming attitude and a heck of an underbite. Steve, on the other hand, will be there with our two rescue greyhounds, Mimi and Phoebe, as part of a group who loves to teach the public about the joys of greyhound ownership. The weatherman has predicted that tomorrow will be a beautiful day, so I look forward to seeing all of my pet pals and their human companions catching a few rays at Hounds on the Hill.

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LB Council extends lease for Boeing’s C-17-maintenanceand-repair facility through 2018

Sean Belk Staff Writer

The Long Beach City Council has granted Boeing a five-year lease extension for the company’s C-17-maintenance-andrepair facility, located on a six-acre site at 3521 E. Spring St. at the Long Beach Airport. Though the lease is extended through at least 2018, the aircraft manufacturer still has the right to discontinue its contract with the City at any time in light of the C17 program’s shaky future, according to city staff. The original lease agreement, into which the City and Boeing’s predecessor McDonnell Douglas Corporation entered in 1991, provided for an initial 22-year lease term, along with four options to extend the lease for an additional five years, according to a city staff report for the May 21 Council meeting. Boeing has opted to exercise its first five-year option, but the aircraft manufacturer would also like to have the flexibility to terminate the lease, “as may be necessary given the uncertainty of the C-17 program,” city staff stated. Under the provisions of the lease, Boeing was required to request the extension in writing at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the initial term, which is June 21. Boeing has the right to terminate the updated lease at any time but must provide at least a nine-month notice, according to city staff. The facility is used for Boeing’s C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP), which provides repairs, maintenance and other support services for existing C-17 fleets

of the United States Air Force (USAF) and foreign countries. The facility, known as Building 98, located at the intersection of Spring Street and Redondo Avenue, adjacent to the airport’s air-traffic-control tower, is where C-17s are serviced for routine support work and maintenance operations. Many of the heavy-lift, transport aircraft, which are already delivered to USAF and international customers, are required to be flown back for long-term maintenance after a certain amount of flight hours. C-17 aircraft are flown in for repairs during instances of severe damage as well. Lori Moore, spokesperson for Boeing’s C-17 GISP, stated via email that Boeing is responsible for post-delivery support to the global fleet of C-17 Globemaster aircraft. Under an agreement, Boeing acts as the USAF’s product-support manager for all C17-sustainment activities, including material management and depot-maintenance support, she said. “Currently three C-17s are in different stages of repair at the building,” Moore said. “Two of the three C-17s will be completed and depart Long Beach by the end of June. The third aircraft is undergoing major structural repairs, which are to be completed by August 2014. Boeing will continue to partner with the USAF on future depot maintenance and modifications needs if required,” she said. The USAF has approved a 10year contract request for Boeing to provide continued support to its C-17 fleet through Fiscal Year 2021. The current GISP agree-

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Boeing has been granted a five-year lease extension for the use of City-owned property at 3521 E. Spring St. The site serves as Boeing’s C-17-maintenance-and-repair facility, known as Building 98.

ment is a five-year contract through Fiscal Year 2017, while the rest of the years remain as four one-year options. In addition to Boeing’s C-17 GISP on approximately six acres in Long Beach, the rest of the C17 GISP now operates out of Huntington Beach, said Cindy Anderson, spokesperson for Boeing’s C-17 program. The entire C-17 Globemaster III production plant, which employs a few thousand people, resides on a total of 163 acres in Long Beach. Although it has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on maintenance contracts in recent years, the USAF, the aircraft manufacturer’s largest customer, has stopped any new orders, which has severely hindered Boeing’s ability to keep the program afloat. About a year ago, Boeing announced the authorization of a post-production contract worth up to $500 million, which industry officials said signifies the program has begun major steps toward winding down produc-

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tion. Prior to that, the company had reduced its C-17-production rate from 15 to 10 aircraft per year, which required reducing its Long Beach workforce by 900 employees. Anderson said, with existing and confirmed orders, Boeing’s

C-17 production is scheduled to last at least through the third quarter of 2014, though new and existing customers could extend production past that timeframe. In January of this year, Boeing launched the first of 10 C-17s bound for India. ß

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Doris Isenberger hadn’t been to a hospital since 1952. But after she broke her hip on her 100th birthday on July 14, 2011, it was time. Doctors didn’t expect her to survive surgery due to her advanced age, but she defied their expectations and survived. At 101 years old, with a keen mind and an easy laugh, Isenberger has lived most of her life in Long Beach, witnessing much that no longer exists and outliving most people. The oldest of 13 children, Isenberger was born in Cuba, Illinois in 1911, moving from there to Glendale, Arizona (still a territory at the time), and then in 1921 moving to Long Beach, only going back for one year to live with her grandmother, said Sharon Fox, Isenberger’s only child. In 1928, she graduated from Poly High, said Fox, who lives with and takes care of her mother. Growing up in Long Beach, Isenberger, whose maiden name is Caplinger, had a lot of fun. “We did a lot of dancing, a lot of swimming,” she said. “We didn’t have much money, but we always had a good time.” She remembers going to the Pike on New Year’s Eve and diving for coins that sailors used to throw into the water at the Plunge. In those days, you couldn’t take your own swimsuit to the Plunge (the workers supplied them) and women had to wear a robe down to the water before swimming, said Isenberger, who has one great-

grandfather on her father’s side who fought for the Union in the Civil War and another on her mother’s side who fought for the Confederacy. “There was a policeman on the beach, and he would measure if your swimsuit was too short,” she said. “We had to be very careful about bathing suits. It isn’t like today.” Swimming wasn’t her only pastime. Isenberger said she also enjoyed going dancing at places like the Foothill Club in Signal Hill and went to many football and baseball games. She even went on a date with actor Buster Crabbe, “but he was too fresh for her” so they didn’t go out again, Fox said. But it wasn’t all play. Isenberger said she “diapered” all of her younger siblings and also worked at a five-and-10-cent store in Long Beach– she landed the job after saying she was 16 when she was really only 13 years old. Later on, she worked at movie theaters, a department store, and, when her daughter was a teenager, a couple of auto dealers, one of which– Glenn E. Thomas– she retired from 36 years ago, Fox said. In 1933, “she married a Wilson High, Long Beach City Collegegraduate– Franklin Isenberger,” Fox said. He passed away in 1974. 1933 was also the year of a major earthquake in Long Beach. Isenberger said she and her baby sister were in the kitchen with their mother, who was making bean soup, when it happened. “When it started to shake, I remember my mother grabbed my

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sister and that bean stuff went all over,” Isenberger recalled. “After that earthquake, my dad would send us upstairs– we slept upstairs– because he said that was a redwood house, and it wasn’t going down, and it would shake all night long but we never had any trouble,” Isenberger said. Isenberger’s brother still lives in that same house, Fox said. Isenberger’s father was a cement mason and aided in the cleanup afterward, Fox added. During World War II, six of Isenberger’s seven brothers served, and one was a prisoner of war in Germany, Isenberger said. Her husband worked in Alaska, helping to build the Alcan Highway, Fox said. Having lived in Long Beach for most of her life, Isenberger has seen many changes in the city. “I think…our neighborhoods used to be all like one– all white, or all this or that,” Isenberger said. “Now I’m living in a mixed neighborhood, which…we never have any trouble, and I kind of appreciate that.” Also, Long Beach is now much larger than before, Isenberger added. As far as hobbies are concerned, Isenberger completes newspaper crossword puzzles in ink every day, and she reads about eight or nine books a month, Fox said. Moreover, Isenberger also enjoys spending time with family and watching baseball, although she’s not happy with the Dodgers and Angels these days, she said. So what’s the secret to her longevity?

“Well, I don’t take medicine,” Isenberger said. “For years I didn’t take anything but aspirin– I’ve never had to.” Her mother lived to be 100 and her father 99, and her siblings have achieved advanced age as well, she said. But maybe it’s all the grapefruit– she eats one every day, Fox said. These days, although she stopped driving at 97, Isenberger still does almost everything herself after spending 10 weeks rehabilitating after her hip surgery, Fox said. She has a caretaker help her once a week at the same house she’s lived in since 1955, and she gets by with a wheelchair and occasionally a walker, Fox added. Yet even with some physical limits, Isenberger, who doesn’t wear glasses, has a mind that’s as sharp as ever. “Everyone in our family remarks…how mentally alert she is– much more than what you would think,” Fox said. “Mentally, she’s like a 60-year-old, I would say.” It’s this alertness, as well as her warmth, that inspires Isenberger’s hairdresser, Leah Farris, owner of Donato’s Hair Salon in Long Beach. “It just makes you feel good when you’re around her,” Farris said. “She just makes you feel great.” This good feeling people get when they’re around Isenberger stems from the most important lesson she’s learned in life– how to treat people. “I think we have to be a little bit kinder to people,” Isenberger said. “There’s too much going on that’s against one another.” ß

Doris Isenberger, who is 101 years old, stays sharp by doing crossword puzzles every day– in ink. She doesn’t wear corrective eyeglasses.


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On the heels of their Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) Neighborhood of the Year Grand Prize award in Indianapolis last year, the California Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) brought home top honors in the Best Neighborhood Newsletter competition at NUSA’s 38th Annual Conference on Neighborhood Concerns in Minneapolis last week. Awards were presented in two divisions of newsletters– electronic and printed. In both categories, gold and silver levels were recognized. CHNA received the “Gold Level for Excellence in Neighborhood Last week, California Heights Neighborhood Association received the “Gold Level Photos courtesy CHNA Newsletters” in the printed for Excellence in Neighborhood Newsletters” in the printed division for their division for the association’s newsletter “The Heights,” which is produced, funded and distributed by associa- Tim Price, Cal Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) treasurer; John Royce, CHNA president; and Stacey Morrison, CHNA vice president, at Neighborhoods, USA’s 38th Annual newsletter “The Heights,” tion volunteers to the 1,750 homes in California Heights six times a year. Conference on Neighborhood Concerns in Minneapolis last week which is produced, funded and distributed by association volwas for it to at least pay for itself, finish in the “Best Neighborhood Pro- Year award went to the Harlow in meeting the challenges facing comunteers to 1,750 homes in California which it has for many years,” he said. gram” award in the social-revitaliza- Neighbors of Eugene, Oregon. munities. Heights every other month. The Willmore City Heritage Asso- tion category, for their comprehensive Eugene will host the conference in “We’re very pleased to bring more ciation took home a Silver Level gang-prevention strategy program. May 2014. NUSA, established in Cal Heights and Willmore City newsletters positive recognition home to Long achievement for its printed newsletter The 2013 recognitions continue a 1975, seeks to build and strengthen are archived at calheights.org and willBeach, and it’s a satisfying follow-up “The Willmore City Enterprise,” and strong showing for Long Beach at neighborhood organizations by shar- morecity.org, respectively. to our exciting Neighborhood of the the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s NUSA in the last few years. ing their information and experiences Year award last year,” said John Office came away with a third-place The 2013 Neighborhood of the and offer encouragement and insight Source: CHNA Royce, CHNA’s president. “It’s a labor of love. We’re very proud of our little newsletter, which we provide to every resident in our neighborhood at no charge. CHNA is a dues-free association.” Royce explained that advertising revenue pays for the letter to be professionally printed, which requires them to maintain a rather professional schedule and system. “We even turn a little profit, but our goal

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extended hours for the summer. Beginning June 17, Houghton Park will remain open until 9pm for about two months. The extended hours are a new effort to provide positive activities and resources for youth and young adults in the park. While Milstead emphasized that it is important for people to feel safe to come to the park during this week of community events, she acknowledged that

there are negative connotations associated with parks during the evening hours. She stressed that she and the other leaders of the week’s events hoped to turn around that perception. “They don’t want to focus on violence or call it violence prevention,” Milstead said of the community leaders. “They want the focus to be [on] peace.” That message isn’t lost upon one of the community leaders, Diwaine Smith. The 22-year-old works with Men Making a Change, a leadership group with

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the Long Beach Community Action Partnership. The overall aim of the group of young men is to promote peace and health in the local community, and the men are helping to organize the Be S.A.F.E. Long Beach Week. “I want to change lives at this event,” Smith said in a telephone interview Tuesday. He acknowledged that there will be lots of entertainment scheduled, but he added that the week of events would be much more than a “carnival.” Smith highlighted the programs for youth and young

adults that will offer recreational activities and even job connections. He emphasized the amount of support that will be offered to young men and women who are seeking positive influences. Smith is on his own mission to promote peace in Long Beach because he is a survivor of violence himself. He said that he was shot and stabbed several years ago in Compton. He turned that life-changing event into a positive one. Smith acknowledged that he didn’t let a moment of violence take him down a path of negativity. He readily credits his own support system where there were “people in his corner” to keep him going. Now a resident of Long Beach, Smith works at Bixby Elementary School as a program leader. Smith said he experienced an epiphany after he was hurt. He soon resolved to talk to communities and neighborhoods to stop violence and killing. He thinks about the problem of gangs. He hopes to reach out to the youth who are looking for a positive outlet. “I would hope that people take from this event…the real true essence of peace,” he said. Houghton Park is located at 6301 Myrtle Ave. ß

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Be S.A.F.E. events

Saturday, June 1 Citywide Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan Community Safety Meeting hosted by City of Long Beach– Development Services Department. Jordan High School, noon to 3pm

Sunday, June 2 Bully Free Zone Picnic hosted by ASK Long Beach, Autism Long Beach and Councilmember Steven Neal, Houghton Skate Park, noon to 5pm. Tuesday, June 4 Presentation at City Council: “Be S.A.F.E. Long Beach” Week. City Council will officially declare the first week of June as Be S.A.F.E. Long Beach Week. City Hall, 5pm

Wednesday, June 5 Pre-Summer Community Briefing on Public Safety and Youth. Hosted by LBPD, Parks and Recreations, Councilmembers Austin and Neal. North Long Beach Christian Fellowship, 5640 Orange Ave., 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Friday, June 7 Peace Jam. Pre-summer youth demonstration concert, hosted by the Be S.A.F.E. Long Beach planning committee, Men Making a Change, HEAL Zone, KGIA, LB Ministers Alliance. Houghton Park, 6pm to 8pm Saturday, June 8 Citywide Gun Buy Back Event. Hosted by LBPD. North Police Station, 10am to 6pm

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continued from page 1 Exchange,” also known as the “Marketplace,” which offers a “one-stop shop” for people to buy health insurance from a multitude of private healthcare providers and apply for federal subsidies. Violating provisions of the law, however, carries financial consequences, including a maximum annual penalty of $2,000 for every full-time employee. For large employers, such as Long Beach, the penalty for not covering eligible part-time workers could add up to millions of dollars per year. Modica added that the City is “engaged in the process right now of examining the potential impacts through the budget process.” In coming months, the Long Beach City Council will discuss the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, which is to be adopted by September. For the past several years, however, Long Beach, like many cities, has been dealing with structural deficits. Just last year, the City had to close a nearly $17million budget gap, a process that included slashing city services, consolidating police stations, implementing layoffs through attrition and other costcutting measures. Though major pension-reform agreements among the City’s largest labor unions have helped reduce labor costs while oil revenue has helped pay for one-time expenses, the City remains in a precarious spot for added expenses. For some smaller cities, however, the new law isn’t as financially burdensome. For instance, the City of Signal Hill, which has a total workforce of about 125 employees (about 30 part-time employees and 95 full-time employees), will hardly be affected, according to city staff. “The bottom line is we don’t have a lot of part-time employees,” said City Manager Ken Farfsing. Mary Gilmore, assistant to the city manager/personnel, said Signal Hill does have four community-services employees who would normally be required to receive benefits under the law since they work more than 30 hours per week. Those four employees, however, are exempt from the requirements, she

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said, since the Affordable Care Act allows 5 percent of an employer’s fulltime-equivalent workforce to be uncovered (requiring 95 percent of an employer’s full-time workforce to be covered). Still, the City isn’t entirely off the hook. Gilmore said if one of those four employees decides to enroll in the Exchange, the City would be assessed a penalty of $3,000 per year for each fulltime employee receiving a premium credit. Additionally, Signal Hill city management has made a point to not add any more staff above the 30-hours-per-week threshold, she said. “We’re just not going to add more people to that list,” Gilmore said. But, Long Beach is not unique in considering whether to cut part-time workers’ hours. In fact, results of a study released in February by the UC Berkeley Labor Center show that 2.3 million workers nationwide (1.8 percent of the United States workforce) are at risk of workhour reduction because of provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Workers with the highest risk of having hours cut are in industries such as retail, restaurants, professional services, education and health care, according to the study. The study adds that those workers with the highest risk for workhour reductions work 30 to 36 hours per week, have incomes that are 400 percent below the federal poverty line and do not receive insurance through their own employer. Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), which is the largest employer in Long Beach with a total workforce of about 12,000 employees, is also determining the financial implications of the new law. Chris Eftychiou, spokesperson for LBUSD, said about 5,500 employees at the school district work full-time and about 6,500 employees work part-time. Currently, approximately 6,200 employees are “eligible for benefits,” he said, adding that the school district is “conducting an analysis of hours worked for part-time, substitute and temporary employees to determine the impact of the Affordable Care Act.” ß


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Without explanation, enigmatic electronic-music duo cryptically invite fans to abandoned waterpark in California desert

Cory Bilicko

Managing Editor

It began with a satellite image– a location in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Included on that aerial photo was this: “May 27th, 17:00 PDT.” These were the only clues released by the Scottish electronic-music duo Boards of Canada last Sunday, via the social-networking service Twitter, but it’s all the information needed for the 90 or so die-hard fans who, at the last minute, eschewed their Memorial Day plans to make the drive out to the abandoned Lake Dolores waterpark in Newberry Springs. I was one of them. I’d planned to spend the day poolside with some friends at their new house– barbecuing, swimming and drinking in their upper-middle-class neighborhood in Los Alamitos. A pretty typical but pleasurable Memorial Day. Instead, I graciously (as possible) bowed out of those plans and ended up driving two hours and 15 minutes to the middle of nowhere for an afternoon amid derelict buildings and dying palm trees. And it’s a day that has left an indelible mark on my imagination, my sense of adventure and my artistic sensibilities. Traveling from Los Angeles, Riverside, Long Beach and other California cities, the fans began arriving at the mysterious spot shortly before 4pm, which is when I got there. My GPS took me to a location just outside the waterpark, but there were no signs indicating what to do. Placards with words like “Boards of Canada event here” would have been helpful, but disappointing; part of the appeal of this venture was the fact that everything about it was so cryptic. I drove by the front entrance, where I did see a sign, but its message was discouraging– “No trespassing, 24-hour security.” However, the chain that would

normally prevent cars from entering had been removed from the posts that mark the entry. So, I kept driving, until I came to another parking-lot entrance– this one still had a chain blocking the entrance. I pulled over, left my engine running and got out to take some wide shots of the park. Right away, a car appeared. Since this was indeed a desolate area, there was likely only one reason this driver– a spry-looking twentysomething– would be here. I looked at him, smiled and asked, “Boards of Canada?” “Yeah!” he replied enthusiastically. We both laughed, then shared information. We surmised that the entrance with the unleashed chain must be the way in and that, since a few other cars were now going in there, it must be the portal to this “event” we were about to experience, still unsure what that would be exactly. As soon as he drove off, another car emerged, this one with three individuals: two male and one female. The guy sitting in the back seat yelled “Canada?!” “Yep! Follow that guy,” I suggested, pointing to the first person I’d encountered. Then the backseat fellow howled, and their car was gone. Fueled by my newfound sense of communal spirit, I jumped into my own vehicle and joined the others. By this point, there were about 10 cars parked in the lot. As people got out and headed into the park, we would kind of look each other’s way and ask, sometimes simultaneously, “Where’d you drive from?” I was forging a unique bond with these strangers. It wasn’t quite the same as showing up at a concert or music festival and sizing up all these other people who love the same band you do. In this case, we’d obviously been hardcore fans enough to be “in the know” about this occurence.

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On Memorial Day, the Scottish electronic duo Boards of Canada was the focal point of an event at an abandoned waterpark in the Mojave desert of California. The group had dropped multiple, cryptic clues through social media, including a Tweet that contained a satellite image of this location, with the date of May 27 and the time of 5pm but no other information. Those who attended, including about 20 people from Long Beach, were treated to a “first listen” playing of the band’s upcoming album, Tomorrow’s Harvest.

This was something special. As we trekked into the property, what dominated the conversations was speculation about what exactly was in store for us. A concert? A social experiment? Free CDs? A music-video screening? The week prior, Boards of Canada (which consists of brothers Mike Sandison, 42, and Marcus Eoin, 40) had issued other cryptic clues that led fans to a large video screen at a busy intersection in Shibuya, Tokyo. Shortly after midnight on May 22, indeed a music video for a song from their upcoming album Tomorrow’s Harvest was broadcast. So, here in the California desert, so far away from that refreshing swimming pool, I was declaring how disappointed I’d be if I had driven all this way for a music video– hardcore fan or not. This sentiment seemed to be the consensus among those with whom I chatted as we walked together before splintering off again to explore the ghost town of a waterpark. Frankly, even if the main event had ended up being merely a four-minute video screening, the photo ops at this place alone would have rendered the excursion worth it all. I’d already been reading about and viewing YouTube

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Artists to open doors to their studios during weekend tour

“Homage to George Herms,” mixed media by Carol Roemer

Local artists will provide a rare glimpse into their workspaces and creative methods during the 6th Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour this weekend. From 11am to 5pm on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 10 sites throughout Long Beach and Signal Hill will host artists of various media. Art will be on display and available for sale. For more information, including a map for the tour, visit midcitystudiotour.com or email midcitytourslb@gmail.com .

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Long Beach Symphony Orchestra to offer instrument ‘petting zoo’ at various libraries

Children can experience a different kind of petting zoo this summer when the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra brings its Instrument Petting Zoo to eight Long Beach area libraries June 15 through Aug. 7. The Instrument Petting Zoo introduces young children to the instruments of the orchestra. Volunteers from Ovation!, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra’s volunteer group that supports the Orchestra’s artistic, cultural and music education programs, lead a short presentation that explains the different string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. The children are then allowed to try as many instruments as they like. The goal of the Instrument Petting Zoo is to allow children to be exposed to and gain an interest in the instruments of the orchestra before they have a visit from an LBSO ensemble in the 2nd and 3rd grades. This year, the eight library visits will be: • Saturday, June 15, noon to 1pm– Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave. • Tuesday, July 9, 2pm to 3pm– North Neighborhood Library, 5571 Orange Ave. • Wednesday, July 10, 2pm to 3pm– Bay Shore Library, 195 Bay Shore Ave.

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The goal of LBSO’s Instrument Petting Zoo is to allow children exposure to the instruments of the orchestra before they have a visit from an LBSO ensemble in the 2nd and 3rd grades.

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LB hip-hop and rap musician determined to find lasting fame, represent Bixby Knolls

Ariana Gastelum Editorial Intern

Long Beach hip-hop and rap musician Adam Roose goes through life following one important motto– excel or expel. He inspires his fans by providing himself as an example of someone who is pursuing his dreams of becoming successful in his music career through determination and hard work, rather than a connection with someone already in the industry. Roose defines those who “expel” as individuals who lack significance in the world. “Do something where you become relevant, and you remain relevant every day,” he said. “Your basic instinct is to survive. So, you’re going to do that just because you’re living. But do it for a reason, or get out of the way.” Roose has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the last two years, but he was born and raised in different parts of Long Beach. “I lived on the west side first and then Bixby Knolls, [to] which I have dedicated [one of my albums],” he said. “When my parents divorced, my dad moved to the east side, right across the street from Poly High School.” Roose has been involved with music since he was 4 years old, when he played the drums. At the age of 7, he began singing. “I was like that entertaining kid,” he said. “I was dancing, doing rallies...goofing off, making my friends laugh and stuff like that. Performing was always around. But as far as my craft, all that started in 2006, when I started to take my music seriously.” That year, Roose met Willie B, who is now a producer for hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar. “He liked what he heard,” Roose said. “It was all pretty much new to me. When I got to go to my first studio sessions, I just fell in love with it.” Roose writes all of his own rhymes and produces his own beats. “Writing is a big reason why I am into music,” he noted. “I decided it was something I wanted to pursue because it was a way for me to be creative. Anything like an English class or an AP course, or anything where I got to express myself...It was all a game to me.” Roose was born with the name Roosevelt Adams, but in music production, he also goes by a third name, Mr.May3hird (May third). “I make my own beats, and I make beats for other people,” he said. “I wanted to have an alias where it didn’t look like it was still me. I didn’t want people to know. I just wanted them to think I had this dude that had the most epic chemistry in the studio, and nobody can meet him.” Roose’s name idea was influenced by Drake’s mixtape October’s Very Own. “I love how he played with the month itself,” Roose said. “I want people to know my birthday is in May. Mr.May3hird...I just thought that was so catchy.” Roose made the brand Swagger University Creative Group to label his music and merchandise. “I came up with the name based on old Jack Johnson in the old boxing clips,” he explained. “When the announcers used to say, ‘Oh, his swagger is impeccable in the ring.’ I just always cling to that word. No one was using it. Ironically, now, it’s the most used word ever.” Roose also incorporated “university” into the name because he liked that it could apply as a theme to multiple parts of the brand like the people and events. “You can have a party and call it a frat house,” he said. “You can have a promotion group and call it a fraternity. You can have the girls or models and call [them] a sorority. It just goes on and on.” Since 2009, Roose has released two albums called Sex, Weed and MP3s and Bixby Knolls LP. He also made a mixtape called Clouds. “I try to make songs that are timeless,” he said. “I try not to say things that would pinpoint a decade or an era. I want them to be played whenever and still be relevant to whatever is going on. I also try to stay away from making it look like I’m favoring a side of politics.” Roose has performed in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Corona, San Diego and in the Inland Empire. He

plans to go to northern California, New Jersey and Belgium. “I just plan on going anywhere,” he said. “Wherever they love my music, that’s where I want to show my love.” The age of most fans ranges from 18 to 27, but Roose says he’s heard 30-and40-year-old people listen to his music as well. “I’ve done a few shows where some of the security, or [I’ll be] talking to people backstage about my music– they have a respect for it,” he said. “So, they show me love, and they tell their friends or their kids [about me].”

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Roose has made several long-term goals. He hopes to someday win a Grammy Award, travel anywhere he chooses and support a family with the money made from his music career. Currently, Roose is putting together tours and working on merchandise inspired by Bixby Knolls. He has also been sponsored by Long Beach Clothing Company, and he’d like to print some of his designs to sell at shows. “There’s no reason to just be in one contained area,” he said. “I just want to be able to see what’s out there.” ß

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TST4356 TSG No.: 7852235 TS No.: CA1300251489 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 7211-004-011 Property Address: 924 E VERNON ST SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/24/2007. 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 CONTACT A LAWYER. On SHOULD 06/06/2013 at 10:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 05/31/2007, as Instrument No. 20071312499, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: JACK ROLAND MCCLANAHAN, A SINGLE PERSON, 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) Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 7211-004-011 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 924 E VERNON ST, SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $288,523.50. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1300251489 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. 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. First American Title Insurance Company First American Title Insurance Company 3 FIRST AMERICAN WAY SANTA ANA, CA 92707 FOR TRUSTEE'S INFORMATION PLEASE CALL SALE (916)939-0772 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.NPP0216424 SIGNAL TRIBUNE 05/17/2013, 05/24/2013, 05/31/2013

TST4359 Trustee Sale No. : 20120159900612 Title Order No.: 1153934 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/12/2006. 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, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/27/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0203326 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: MICHAEL CARESS, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 06/17/2013 TIME OF SALE: 9:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2008 2010 2012 CHERRY AVE, SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA 90755 APN#: 7216-009-010 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

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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 $427,326.15. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120159900612. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING, INC. 17501 IRVINE BLVD., SUITE ONE TUSTIN, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting.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: 05/17/2013 P1040602 5/24, 5/31, 06/07/2013

TST4355 / 2013 095600 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: MANNY'S AUTO CARE, INC., 1441 E. Anaheim St., Wilmington, CA 90744. Registrant: MANNY'S AUTO CARE, INC., 1441 E. Anaheim St., Wilmington, CA 90744. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Manuel Medina Castillo, President. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. The registrant began using this fictitious business name on January 8, 2013. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on May 9, 2013. 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: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013.

TST4354 / 2013 092701 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: SQUARE ONE FINANCIAL SVCS, 5700 Ackerfield Ave. Apt. 246, Long Beach, CA 90805. Registrant: TYRONE GREGORY, 5700 Ackerfield Ave. Apt. 246, Long Beach, CA 90805. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Tyrone Gregory. 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 May 6, 2013. 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: May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013.

TST4358 / 2013 094692 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: HARBOR OCEAN SPA, 24815 Western Ave., Harbor City, CA 90717. Registrant: KEVIN A. MURRAY, 5062 Quail Cir., Huntington Beach, CA 92649. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Kevin A. Murray. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. The registrant began using this fictitious business name on May 8, 2013. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on May 8, 2013. 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: May 17, 24, 31, & June 7, 2013.

TST4357 / 2013 083504 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: NINA'S PIZZA, 2403 W. Cameron St., Long Beach, CA 90810. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on September 10, 2012, original File No. 2012181333, in the County of Los Angeles. Registrant: AGUSTINA MENDOZA DE CARRILLO, 2403 Cameron St., Long Beach, CA 90810. This business is conducted by: an Individual. Signed: Agustina Mendoza De Carrillo. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on April 23, 2013. Pub. The Signal Tribune: May 17, 24, 31, & June 7, 2013.

TST4364 / 2013 105471 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: LOCKDOWN BOARD SHOP, 4401 Atlantic Ave., 2nd Floor, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: 420 Kush Clothing Inc., 4401 Atlantic Ave., 2nd Floor, Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Eva Quintero, 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 May 22, 2013. 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: May 24, 31, & June 7, 14, 2013. TST4365 / 2013 105472 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as: TRANCE ON ATLANTIC, 3846 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: 1. SUSANNE LEE, 2. BRUCE LEE, 3945 California Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: a Married Couple. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Susanne Lee. The registrants have 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 May 22, 2013. 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: May 24, 31, & June 7, 14, 2013.

TST4366 / 2013 105473 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: KAY-MICHAEL HAIR DESIGN, 3505 Long Beach Blvd. Suite 2E, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: MICHAEL GORMLEY, 23371 Villena, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Michael Gormley. 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 May 22, 2013. 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: May 24, 31, & June 7, 14, 2013.

TST4367 / 2013 105474 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: COMSTOCK COMMERCIAL PLUMBING, 5574 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805. Registrant: COMSTOCK COMMERCIAL PLUMBING, INC., 5574 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Earl Comstock, CEO. 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 May 22, 2013. 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: May 24, 31, & June 7, 14, 2013.

TST4368 / 2013 105475 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: NO1SPECIAL, 2201 E. Willow St., Ste. D #348, Signal Hill, CA 90755. Registrant: NANCY CERVANTES, 2810 Daisy Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Nancy Cervantes. 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 May 22, 2013. 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: May 24, 31, & June 7, 14, 2013.

TST4363 / 2013 098637 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: SMARTER COOKIE, located at 2172 Eucalyptus Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on April 27, 2010, original File No. 2013 098636, in the County of Los Angeles. Registrant: HARVEY, JO ANN, 2172 Eucalyptus Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by: an Individual. Signed: Jo Ann Harvey. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on May 13, 2013. Pub. The Signal Tribune: May 24, 31, & June 7, 14, 2013.

TST4369 / 2013 103059 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: PARLAY PRINCIPAL, 2286 E. Carson St. #217, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: RYAN SIMMONS, 2286 E. Carson St. #217, Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Ryan Simmons. 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 May 17, 2013. 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: May 24, 31, & June 7, 14, 2013.

TST4372 / 2013 103580 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as: C AND M FOUNDATION, 4235 Chestnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: 1. CLYDE EMERSON, 2. MILA EMERSON, 4235 Chestnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: a Married Couple. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Clyde Emerson. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the

Crimes reported by SHPD Citywide

Thursday, May 23 Auto burglary 9:30am– 1800 block Temple Ave.

Assault 6:22pm– 2100 block Gaviota Ave.

Trespassing, property damage 6:37pm– 2500 block Cherry Ave.

Friday, May 24 DUI 3:10am– Cherry Ave./E. Crescent Heights

Vandalism, defacing property 7:23am– E. Willow St./Cerritos Ave.

Grand theft of property 4:59pm– 900 block E. 33rd St.

Forging an official seal 9:20pm– 3100 block E. Pacific Coast Hwy.

Saturday, May 25 DUI causing injury 12:39am– 2200 block Orange Ave.

Battery from spouse, cohabitant or date 2am– 2000 block Dawson Ave. DUI 2:04am– 2000 block Junipero Ave.

Recovered stolen vehicle 7:15am– 3500 block E. Pacific Coast Hwy.

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fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on May 20, 2013. 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: May 31, & June 7, 14, 21, 2013.

TST4373 / 2013 109006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: CHERISHED ROSE, 12643 Belinda Ct., Lynwood, CA 90262. Registrant: CHERI WARD, 12643 Belinda Ct., Lynwood, CA 90262. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Cheri Ward. The registrant has not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on May 28, 2013. 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: May 31, & June 7, 14, 21, 2013. TST4374 / Case No. VS024592 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650. PETITION OF Karina Hernandez For Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner KARINA HERNANDEZ, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: KARINA L. HERNANDEZ PEREZ to Proposed Name: KARINA L. RODRIQUEZ. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, shy the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: July 24, 2013; Time: 1:30 P.M.; Dept. C, Room 312. The address of the court is the same as above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, THE SIGNAL TRIBUNE, 939 E. 27th. Street, Signal Hill, CA 90755: May 31, & June 7, 14, 21, 2013. ___//ss//___ Yvonne T. Sanchez, Judge of the Superior Court

TST4375 / Case No. NS027329 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, 415 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. PETITION OF Kristin Marie Figueroa-Bland and minor Kaleb Michael Figueroa-Bland For Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner KRISTIN MARIE FIGUEROA-BLAND and minor KALEB MICHAEL FIGUEROA-BLAND, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: KRISTIN MARIE FIGUEROA-BLAND to Proposed Name: KRISTIN MARIE FIGUEROA and minor; Present Name: KALEB MICHAEL FIGUEROABLAND to Proposed Name: MAKAYLA MICHELLE FIGUEROA-BLAND. 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, shy the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: July 12, 2013; Time: 8:30 A.M.; Dept. 11, Room 31. The address of the court is the same as above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, THE SIGNAL TRIBUNE, 939 E. 27th. Street, Signal Hill, CA 90755: May 31, & June 7, 14, 21, 2013. ___//ss//___ Ross M. Klein, Judge of the Superior Court Dated: May 30, 2013

(cont.) Commercial burglary 11:30am– 2500 block Cerritos Ave.

Battery from spouse, cohabitant or date 7:13pm– 1900 block Junipero Ave.

Threatening with intent to terrorize 10:02pm– 900 block Las Brisas Way

Sunday, May 26 Auto burglary 11pm– 2700 block Wall St.

EYE ON CRIME

Attempted auto burglary 11pm– 2000 block Cherry Ave.

Tuesday, May 28 Stolen vehicle 6:58am– 1800 block St. Louis Ave.

Non-injury hit-and-run 7:54am– 2500 block Cherry Ave.

Unauthorized use of ID to obtain credit and goods 8:15am– 2700 block Walnut Ave.

Disorderly conduct while under the influence 11:43am– E. 23rd St./Walnut Ave.

Identity theft 2:36pm– 2400 block E. 19th St.

DUI 7:09pm– Cherry Ave./E. 28th St.

Wednesday, May 29 Embezzling property under lease/lien 4:50am– 700 block E. Spring St.

Crimes reported by LBPD Council Districts 6, 7 & 8

Saturday, May 25 Robbery of person 9:55am– Long Beach Blvd./Willow St.

Assault 5:43pm– 19th St./Lime Ave.

Sunday, May 26 Robbery of person 12:43am– 800 block E. Hill St.

Residential burglary 1pm– 4200 block Country Club Dr.


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Name of business: LB Pediwagon | Name of owner: Joseph Bradley Address: 5734 E. 2nd St. | Phone: (562) 980-1861 | Hours: 8am to 10pm What type of business: Pedal powered tours | How long in business: 2 years Unique features of your business: Only one of its kind in the city, fourth in the state. What do you want your customers to know? We look forward to being a unique addition to the City! LBPediwagon.com | info@lbpediwagon.com Social Networks: Facebook, Yelp


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TST4360 NOTICE OF DIVIDED PUBlICATION Made pursuant to Section 3381, Revenue and Taxation Code

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Pursuant to Sections 3381 through 3385, Revenue and Taxation Code, the Notice of Power to Sell TaxDefaulted 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. NOTICE OF IMPENDING POWER TO SELL TAX-DEFAULTED PROPERTY Made pursuant to Section 3361, Revenue and Taxation Code

Notice is hereby given that real property taxes and assessments on the parcels described below will have been defaulted five or more years, or, in the case of nonresidential commercial property, property on which a nuisance abatement lien has been recorded or that can serve the public benefit by providing housing or services directly related to low-income persons when three or more years have elapsed and a request has been made by a city, county, city and county, or nonprofit organization that property will become subject to the Tax Collector's power to sell.

The parcels listed will become subject to the Tax Collector's power to sell on July 1, 2013, at 12:01 a.m., by operation of law. The Tax Collector's power to sell will arise unless the property is either redeemed or made subject to an installment plan of redemption initiated as provided by law prior to 5:00 p.m., on June 28, 2013. The right to an installment plan terminates on June 28, 2013, and after that date the entire balance due must be paid in full to prevent sale of the property at public auction. The right of redemption survives the property becoming subject to the power to sell, but it terminates at 5:00 p.m. on the last business day before actual sale of the property by the Tax Collector.

All information concerning redemption or the initiation of an installment plan of redemption will be furnished, upon request, by Mark J. Saladino, Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector, 225 North Hill Street, First Floor, Los Angeles, California 90012. The amount to redeem, in dollars and cents, is set forth opposite its parcel number. This amount includes all defaulted taxes, penalties, and fees that have accrued from the date of tax-default to the date of June 28, 2013.

I certify, under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing is true and correct. Dated this 2nd day of May, 2013. MARK J. SALADINO TREASURER AND TAX COLLECTOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES STATE OF CALIFORNIA

PARCEL 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, 500 West Temple Street, Room 225, Los Angeles, California 90012.

The real property that is the subject of this notice is situated in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and is described as follows: PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN YEAR 2010 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENT, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010 4965 $2,132.92 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-012 4966 $2,132.92 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-013 4967 $2,132.92 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-014 4968 $2,132.92 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-015 4969 $2,132.92 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-017 4970 $2,132.92 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-018 4971 $2,132.92 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-019 4972 $2,132.92 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-020 4973 $2,132.92 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-021 4974 $3,262.05 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-048 4975 $3,604.00 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-051 4976 $3,604.00 WISE,ALFRED JR TR ALFRED WISE JR TRUST AIN: 7207-017-052 4982 $79,735.99 MORA,JOSE S AND SANTILLAN,MARIA D SITUS:1140 E WILLOW ST SIGNAL HILL CA 90755-3433 AIN: 7211-025-032 PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN YEAR 2008 FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENT, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 4980 $9,676.22 GLOVER,KATHERINE C SITUS:2209 MYRTLE AVE LONG BEACH CA 90806-4437 AIN: 7211-014026 4981 $807.44 STRAUGHTER,WILLIAM E SITUS:2325 LEMON AVE SIGNAL HILL CA 90755-3419 AIN: 7211-021033 4983 $1,487.72 APELO,JOHN G AND VILLANUEVA,ANGIELINE AND CALICA,VIRGINIA SITUS:2296 GAVIOTA AVE UNIT 12 SIGNAL HILL CA 90755-3662 AIN: 7215-007-073 4984 $14,092.21 MILLER,CHARLES E JR SITUS:2081 STANLEY AVE SIGNAL HILL CA 90755-6017 AIN: 7216-005-018 4985 $2,120.54 CHAMBERLAIN,J SCOT AND THERESA SITUS:1991 JUNIPERO AVE SIGNAL HILL CA 90755-6011 AIN: 7216-017-031 Cal-Net Legal Advertising Our Control # CNfilename885188.DOC P.O. Box 60859 Contact autho rLegal Advertising Los Angeles, Ca 90060 Ref. # subject Pub. Paper Signal Tribune (345) Run Dates May 24,31, 2013 Phone: (213) 346-0033 Printed May 10, 2013 10:48 AM FAX: (213) 687-3886

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The abandoned Lake Dolores waterpark in Newberry Springs

videos of theme parks that have been left behind, such as the abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans. There’s something sad but alluring about their post-apocalyptic landscapes, and their now graffiti-laden structures that were at one time brightly painted in cheerful blues and pinks make great fodder for an artist like me. To see the Dolores Lake park first-hand was an unusual treat– like eating Fun-Dip– you know you shouldn’t be eating it, but you just can’t help but keep going back for more. Exploring amid the vacant buildings, deconstructed waterslides, shredded signage and thirsty palms, I snapped photos of just about everything. I took video of graffiti artists turning concession stands and souvenir shops into their canvases. I got footage of skaters who were in Heaven among the Hell-on-Earth dreamscape of curved surfaces, broken slide parts and stairs to nowhere. Eventually, all these taggers, skaters and indie-music fanatics found their way to a landing where an old Ford pick-up truck with a camper hitched to its rear end was parked, flanked by two large speakers. Whatever was going to happen was clearly going to happen here. Closer to 6pm than 5pm, a young man’s voice suddenly emanated from those speakers, thanking the group for attending and requesting that, as per Boards of Canada’s wishes, only sound recording be conducted of the first three songs. Still photography and video-recording were fine, however. “And without further adieu,” the voice announced, “Tomorrow’s Harvest by Boards of Canada.” Cheers and applause arose from the crowd. It would be a “first listen” playing of the new album. As it turns out, the barren landscape of Mojave is an ideal locale to hear music, especially that of Boards of Canada. Theirs is reminiscent of sounds from the ‘70s, the decade when I was a kid. I’m but a few years older than Sandison and Eoin, so their sonic references resonate with me in some obscure way. It’s as if I’ve entered a malfunctioning time machine that is trying to transport me back to my childhood; it’s all so familiar but also distant and intangible. There are sounds of nature, but they’re distorted and mixed with more “computerized” noises. Believe it or not, what results are emotional works that lead to meditative, transcendental states. In fact, they are one of my go-to bands when I paint, and, at Monday’s event, several people were in meditative poses as they listened. Though this “listening party” may seem insignificant to many, for fans of this enigmatic pair of brothers from a land that’s a continent and an ocean away, the wait for their new album had been nine long years. As one individual commented on the YouTube page for the band’s latest video: “People have died waiting for this album to come out.” I realize that, by filling up my gas-guzzler and heading into the high desert for an album’s debut, I’m really just a pawn in the offbeat marketing campaign of a musical act. But I do it all willingly. For me, it’s not about being on the cutting edge of news within the electronicmusic scene; it’s about jumping right into the rabbit hole. It’s a fun place to be.

To see more photos from this event, go to signaltribune.com . To view the writer’s video of this event, go to youtube.com/watch?v=IsQ6yOvD7F0 .

CITY OF SIGNAL HILL TST4371 PUBlIC WORKSHOP NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill, California, will conduct a public workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to consider recommendations on the following: PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR GAS STATION AT COSTCO 2200 E. WILLOW STREET

The Planning Commission will review preliminary plans for a new gas station at the existing Costco store at 2200 E. Willow Street. The 16 pump facility is proposed on the western portion of the property. The facility would be restricted for members only with operating hours between 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekends. Applicant: Costco

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend this Workshop to present written information, express their opinions or otherwise present evidence on the above matter.

THE FILE containing information relative to the proposed project may be inspected by the public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, in the Community Development Department at City Hall. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to submit written comments to the Community Development Department prior to the Workshop. Written comments may also be submitted at the workshop or via email at scharney@cityofsignalhill.org FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community Development Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by calling Scott Charney at (562) 989-7343. Published in the Signal Tribune newspaper: May 31, 2013 Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010 on or before: May 31, 2013 Mailed to property owners within a 300 foot radius: May 31, 2013


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