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majority opinion, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a portion of the Act– Section 3– is unconstitutional in its restriction of federal marriage benefits. “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity,” Kennedy wrote. “By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment.” Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, who, when elected in 2009 became the first openly gay person of color ever elected to the Long Beach City Council, called Wednesday “a great day” for the country and the state. “Citizens across California will now have the ability to marry the person they love and be recognized by the federal government,” he said. “Long Beach has always been a welcoming place for everyone, and I look forward to welcoming same-sex couples at City Hall as they choose to marry their partners. Equality and fairness have won the day.” Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster also issued a statement Wednesday that celebrated the high court’s decisions. “Today is a monumental day that will change, for the better, the lives of friends and families throughout our great state and makes our nation stronger,” he said. Signal Hill Councilmember Larry Forester, like Garcia, is an openly gay elected city official. “I could not be more proud of all who have fought for today’s rulings,” he said Wednesday morning in response to an email from the Signal Tribune. “The Court got [that] we are all equal

under the law and protected by the Constitution.” Because the Supreme Court did not decide on Hollingsworth v. Perry, both proponents and opponents of same-sex marriage found reason to celebrate. Andy Pugno, who is general counsel for ProtectMarriage.com, the official proponent of Prop 8, released a statement Wednesday morning that seemed to praise the Court’s ruling, which found that the group does not have the authority to defend the proposition. “We are pleased that the Supreme Court has reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ misguided decision that sought to invalidate Proposition 8,” Pugno said. “For the more than seven million Californians who have seen their vote stripped away from them, little by little, over the course of five years, that decision is gratifying. While it is unfortunate that the Court’s ruling does not directly resolve questions about the scope of the trial court’s order against Prop 8, we will continue to defend Prop 8 and seek its enforcement until such time as there is a binding statewide order that renders Prop 8 unenforceable.” California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said that the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Hollingsworth v. Perry means that every county in the state of California must now recognize the right of same-sex couples to legally marry, and she asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to lift its stay and allow same-sex marriages to take place. “The Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry means that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to be legally married in all of California’s 58 counties,” she said. “The Court agreed with our argument that opponents of same-sex marriage lacked the legal standing required to bring the issue to the court. Same-sex marriages can legally

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resume in California as soon as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifts its stay on the district court ruling. I ask that the Ninth Circuit lift this stay immediately, because gay and lesbian couples in California have waited long enough for their full civil rights.” Ron Sylvester, president and chairman of the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, released a statement Wednesday that echoed the historical significance that Harris attributed to the rulings. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling restores marriage equality in California,” he said. “Now same-sex couples can legally marry in 13 states and Washington, DC, and more than 93 million Americans– nearly a third of the country– live in a jurisdiction with the freedom to marry. In addition, by striking down DOMA, the Supreme Court affirms that all loving and committed couples who marry deserve equal legal respect and treatment.” Sylvester also said that the decisions add momentum to the work to win marriage equality in other states. Long Beach Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell, who represents the city’s 4th District, also issued a statement on June 26, which he described as a monumental day for California and the country. “There was no rational moral or legal basis to reject same-sex marriage, and to deny this right is to deny the principles of our Constitution,” he said. “The Supreme Court has affirmed the fight our LGBTQ community has fought for years. Today we celebrate marriage equality.” It was a bittersweet week for supporters of minorities’ rights. The Supreme Court’s actions on same-sex marriage came on the heels of their June 25 ruling which held that Sections 4 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 are unconstitutional. The VRA was enacted to address

TST4405 NoTICE oF SHERIFF'S SAlE

PACIFIC CREST III HOA VS BEARD, KIRK CASE NO: 12C00104 R

Under a writ of Sale issued on 04/24/13. Out of the L.A. SUPERIOR COURT, LONG BEACH, of the SOUTH DISTRICT, County of Los Angeles, State of California, on a judgment entered on 07/03/12.

The described property is sold subject to the right of redemption. The amount of the secured indebtedness with interest and costs is $ 18,742.38 (Amount subject to revision)

In favor of PACIFIC CREST III HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, A CALIFORNIA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION and against KIRK BEARD, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; L.T. WILLIS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; GABRIELA VALENCIA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; MARCO V. GARCIA, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; SHIRLEY ANN BELL, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; GEMMA GUISAR, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; ANGELA ARANGO, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; GREGORIA DIAZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; LOC LE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; CYRK KELLOGG, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; MARINA RODRIGUEZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; JOSE AVALOS, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; DAVID LE, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; MARIA AGNES BLANCO, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; MARIO RENE CORTEZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; SUN KYUNG JIN, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; CONCEPCION P. LOZANO, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST; JEANIE NAM, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE 1900 CHERRY AVENUE TRUST. I have levied upon all the right, title and interest of said judgment debtor(s) in the property in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, described as follows:

UNIT 7 LOT 1 OF TRACT NO. 61054, IN THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1308, PAGES 44 TO 45, INCLUSIVE OF MISCELLANEOUS MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. APN# 7216-014-037

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struck down this week, declaring the law unconstitutional. “They have brought a victory that we can all celebrate and benefit from,” he said. Sylvester also acknowledged that the high court’s declining to decide the 2008 Proposition 8 case from California essentially allowed same-sex marriages in this state. While same-sex marriage is currently legal in 13 states and Washington D.C., he said the battle for marriage equality continues until gay couples in all states have the same rights. “We look forward to the day when loving couples in all 50 states can share these rights with us,” he said. James Gilliam, deputy executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California who has been unable to marry his partner of 18 years, acknowledged “straight allies” who have helped the cause and said the high court’s ruling will protect the civil rights of everyone. “Today, the legal system worked for our community,” he said. “Today’s decision will be used to provide new and different rights for new communities going forward. So everyone won today.” Local city leaders also shared their thoughts on the historic moment. Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia gave a toast to the City of Long Beach, which he said is a place that is accepting of all sexual orientations, ages and races. “It feels so good to live in a community that has been so supportive of our community,” he said. “We accept and love everyone.” Fifth District Long Beach City Councilmember Gerrie Schipske said she’s proud to live in a city that “supports diversity.” “For those of us, those older lesbians, we did not think this was going to happen in our lifetime, and I want to salute everybody, everyone that worked on this issue, young, old, gay, straight, black, white, Hispanic and Asian,” she said. “It was together that this is the reason we are here tonight.” Signal Hill Mayor Michael Noll, known as one of the first openly gay elected city officials in the local area, added, “Happy equality to all. This is a big moment in life.” Porter Gilbert, administrative director of The Center Long Beach, however, added that, while the court’s decision was a victory for same-sex marriage, equal rights are still needed for other discriminated persons, including transgender people. “Today we move even closer to eradicating homophobia in our communities and in our nation,” she said. “However, we must not forget it is still legal to discriminate against transgender people in housing and employment in 34 states. We must not forget our transgender brothers and sisters, and we must not forget a tremendous amount of work on multiple issues that our LGBTQ community still has ahead of us to achieve social and legal equality.” ß

CITY OF SIGNAL HILL TST4403 NoTICE oF A PUBlIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, the Planning Commission of the City of Signal Hill, California, will conduct a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, to consider the recommendation of the following:

A TWO-STORY 18,994 SQUARE FOOT MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING ON A 1.32 ACRE PARCEL AT 845 WILLOW STREET LOCATED IN THE CG, COMMERCIAL GENERAL, ZONING DISTRICT. PLANS FOR THE PROJECT WERE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED IN 2009 BUT THE APPROVALS HAVE SINCE EXPIRED. THE SITE PLAN HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO SHIFT THE BUILDING FROM THE REAR PORTION OF THE LOT TO THE FRONT ALONG WILLOW STREET, THERE WILL BE NO DRIVEWAY ACCESS ONTO WALTON STREET (SITE PLAN ATTACHED). Applicant: Ware Malcomb for 2H Construction

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entrenched racial discrimination in voting, according to the Supreme Court’s syllabus for the case. However, in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court ruled that the Act’s pre-existing coverage formula in Section 4(b) and the preclearance requirements of section 5 are unconstitutional within the context of modern-day elections and that they can no longer be used as bases for subjecting jurisdictions to federal oversight. Congressmember Alan Lowenthal, whose 47th District is centered in Long Beach, released a statement Tuesday morning saying that he agrees with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who said in her dissent that the Voting Rights Act is one of the most consequential, efficacious, and amply justified exercises of federal legislative power in the nation’s history. “Today’s decision by the court majority eviscerates the VRA and opens the door for voter discrimination and suppression on an unprecedented level,” Lowenthal said. “This is a sizable step backwards in our collective national journey toward social justice and civil rights. Congress must move quickly in a decisive bipartisan way to update the VRA and continue vital protections for minority voters.” Congressmember Maxine Waters, who represents California’s 43rd District, said in a statement Tuesday that she was “deeply troubled” by the decision regarding VRA. “In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court struck Section 4, a provision which outlines the formula federal officials have used to determine which states must clear new voting laws with the Department of Justice,” she said. “This decision ignores the persistence of discrimination in voting and weakens a vital tool that has protected the right to vote for all Americans for nearly 50 years.” Jerome Horton, chairman of the Board of Equalization, also released a statement, in which he said he was “outraged by the failure of the highest court in the land to protect the rights of every American to vote without the challenges caused by inconsistency which opens the door to discrimination and suppression of a basic American right.” Horton said that removing federal approval of any state to make changes in election laws affecting African-Americans and minorities is anathema to the very essences of the VRA. “Freedom does not become obsolete, nor does any part of a law that guarantees justice,” he said. “I join President Obama in fighting to restore this 48year-old protection. We must not betray the memory of Dr. [Martin Luther] King and the valiant struggle of the modern civil-rights movement.” ß

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ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are hereby invited to attend this 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 hearings described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City prior to or at the public hearings. A NEGATIVE DECLARATION for the medical office building project was adopted by the Planning Commission on December 8, 2009. Negative Declaration 11/20/09 (1), as well as material relevant to the proposed project, may be reviewed by the public in the Community Development Department at City Hall. THE FILE and associated documents for the proposed project may be reviewed by the public between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, in the Community Development Department at City Hall. FURTHER INFORMATION on this item may be obtained at the City of Signal Hill Community Development Department located at 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, California, or by emailing Selena Alanis, Assistant Planner, at HYPERLINK "mailto:salanis@cityofsignalhill.org"salanis@cityofsignalhill.org or calling at (562) 989-7341. Published in the Signal Tribune newspaper: June 28, 2013 Posted in accordance with S.H.M.C. Section 1.08.010 on or before: Mailed to affected property owners: June 28, 2013

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