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LB City Council to review options on how to regulate sale and use of e-cigarettes

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McKay urged city leaders to hold off on regulating the sale and use of electronic cigarettes It’s a struggle for Long Beach resident at least until the U. S. Food and Drug AdminBruce McKay to finally quit smoking tobacco. istration (FDA) has made a definitive ruling The 61-year-old has been a smoker for about that determines whether or not vapors emanat50 years and then decided to switch to elec- ing from these devices are really unsafe. He was the only person at the Tuesday meeting tronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes). At the Dec. 3 City Council meeting, who defended the electronic devices that purportedly emit only vapors instead of smoke. “I just don’t want to be restricted in where I can go in Long Beach to enjoy what I enjoy,” McKay said in an interview. He says he used to smoke more than a pack a day. McKay showed off his own electronic cigarette– a long, thin cylinder that, at first glance, does look like the real thing. He purchased it online from a company in Minnesota. McKay doesn’t think these e-cigaCJ Dablo/Signal Tribune Many electronic cigarettes closely resemble regular tobacco rettes are dangerous, particularly cigarettes. Pending feedback from the city attorney, city offi- since the FDA hasn’t yet ruled that cials will consider whether or not to define e-cigarettes as a they are. tobacco product. It could affect how the City regulates the “I know that I’m not harming anyshops that sell electronic cigarettes and where they can be body around me because there’s no

December 6, 2013

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smoked. Some bars and restaurants in Long Beach allow e-cigarettes to be smoked indoors and on outdoor patios.

From gastropub to sushi bar, dining options in Bixby Knolls becoming more diverse

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Long Beach is one of a handful of cities being considered for Boeing’s proposed 777x airline-assembly plant, which is expected to generate thousands of jobs for the next 20 to 25 years. The Long Beach City Council passed a resolution on Dec. 3 to express its full support of bringing the work to the city, continuing existing C-17 production or both.

Long Beach shows support for luring Boeing 777x airline-assembly work, extending C-17 production

Sean Belk Staff Writer

Long Beach city officials this week threw their support behind efforts to entice Boeing to bring its 777x airline-assembly work to the city and called on the federal government to extend the existing C-17-production line. Either proposal or both would salvage what’s left of a long-standing, aerospace-manufacturing workforce and supply chain in southern California, though state officials have yet to release any financial incentives. For more than two decades, Long Beach has been known as the “Home of the C-17 Globemaster III,” a slogan that remains across the top of a 1-million-square-foot hangar that can be seen at Cherry Avenue and Wardlow Road near the Long Beach Airport. At the assembly plant, generations of mechanics and engineers have pumped out more than 250 C-17s since the military transport aircraft’s maiden flight in 1991 when McDonnell Douglas first rolled out the cargo plane before it was taken over by Boeing. Production has since dropped off after Boeing’s top customer, the United States Air Force, stopped requesting new orders, forcing the company to cut its labor force by more than half to an estimated 1,200 Long Beach workers. Though foreign sales have kept the line in business, reality set in last September, when the company announced it would officially cease C-17 production by early 2015. With billions in revenue, tens of thousands of high-paying jobs and hundreds of supplier contracts across the region at stake, government officials and labor leaders continue see BOEING 777 page 14

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Head chef Yoshi Furukawa (far right) prepares a dish at Atun, a new Japanese restaurant that features a sushi bar and yakitori cuisine at 4262 Atlantic Ave. in Bixby Knolls. Sean Belk Staff Writer

An evolving dining scene appears to be brewing in Bixby Knolls, and business owners say customers are eating it up.

Just in the past year, two new establishments have opened up, including Willmore Wine Bar in 2012 and a sushi bar called Atun last month. A restaurant called Weiland Brewery is expected

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Long Beach has been the “Home of the C-17 Globemaster III” since 1991, when the first C-17 military transport aircraft built by McDonnell Douglas flew out of Long Beach Airport, but over the years production has dwindled to just 1,200 employees, because of a lack of domestic orders. Boeing, which took over manufacturing, is planning to end the assembly line in 2015, but local, state and federal officials are working to keep the aerospace company in Long Beach.

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DECEMBER 6, 2013

LB Council updates code to conform to State regulations on ‘cash for gold’ dealers

Sean Belk Staff Writer

The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously at its Nov. 19 meeting to update city code to reflect that the City’s definition of a “secondhand dealer� include “cash for gold� businesses. According to a city staff report, the change, which is consistent with state regulations, refers to sales of tangible personal property, as determined by the state attorney general, within the definition of a secondhand dealer, therefore requiring that cash-for-gold businesses record and maintain infor-

mation from sellers. The updated code, which is consistent with the California Business and Professions Code, also requires that such businesses hold tangible, personal property for 30 days, identify gold sellers and complete similar procedures as a “pawn shop,� including obtaining an identification and thumbprint of the seller and a description of the item sold, according to the staff report. The code amendment was brought forward in hopes it would “possibly deter criminals from attempting to sell stolen jewelry to these businesses.� The staff report

states, “Ultimately, this may result in reduced property crime.� The item regarding cash-forgold dealers was first brought up in August by 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews, 9th District Councilmember Steve Neal and Vice Mayor Robert Garcia. The councilmembers sought to seek stricter regulations on golddealing businesses after reports by police officials that illegal and unregulated gold sales in recent years have contributed to a rise in property crime in which thieves trade stolen jewelry and other items for cash. Industry experts and business owners, however, have stated that all cash-for-gold businesses seeking

licenses to operate are already required to comply with state regulations and the increase in reports of illegal deals is primarily because of a lack of city enforcement. All second-hand dealers, including cash-for-gold businesses, face misdemeanor charges for purchasing known stolen property and not reporting it to police. Fines range from $1,500 for the first item and up to $25,000 for the third item. The Council also approved updating city code to remove “outdated and offensive language� in the City’s definition of “fortune telling� in the business-license section. The change removes the requirement of a $250,000 bond and background check for fortune

tellers, but maintains they apply for a business license. amendment further The removes a requirement of a conditional-use permit and allows fortune-telling in commercial zones in the same manner as personal services. The code change comes after the City was threatened with litigation in July that stated the code was “outdated, unclear and constitutionally offensive.â€? Another change made to city code classifies “cottage foodâ€? operations as “home occupationsâ€? to conform with a state law known as AB 1616, which the State recently adopted to allow cottagefood-operation uses as a permitted use in residential zones. Ă&#x;

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“Cash for gold� businesses, such as this one located off of Pacific Coast Highway, are now included in Long Beach’s definition of “secondhand dealers� after the City Council approved an amendment to city code. The code amendment was brought forward in hopes that the City’s new requirements would “possibly deter criminals from attempting to sell stolen jewelry to these businesses.�

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Artist presents new conceptual design for Signal Hill police station public art piece

Sean Belk Staff Writer

An illuminated artistic structure will soon be visible at the front of the new Signal Hill police station by visitors and passersby. Landscape artist Jon Cicchetti presented a newly revised conceptual design for the public art piece planned for the entrance of the police station on Walnut Avenue during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 meeting. The original concept for the art piece envisioned by a former police chief was to include a bronze statue of a police officer holding a child’s hand. That idea will still be incorporated but as a silhouette in a glass-block wall instead of a statue. Deputy City Manager Charlie Honeycutt said city staff decided to go with something more “unique and creative.” At its Aug. 20 meeting, the Council awarded Cicchetti a $73,500 contract to design, fabricate and install the public art piece. The project is being paid for by the Police Station and Emergency Operations Center Project budget. During that meeting earlier this year, Cicchetti presented the Council with his first conceptual design after gathering input from police staff and drawing inspiration from the station’s new landscape. His design combines a plant formation to represent the police department’s “renewal” with a glass-block wall that would incorporate images, such as a a badge and old jail-cell keys, to reflect the police department’s history. The plant-like structure would include metal leaves, which would resemble the blue-flame aloe plant and sprouting metal poles made out of jail-cell bars repurposed from the old police station, to look like the crown of a palm tree, a major landscape feature of Hilltop Park and the new police station. The art piece would also have a blue bar projecting out of the middle to represent the “blue thin line,” Cicchetti said. “It’s sort of a wake-up call to how fragile life is,” he said. “You don’t know what’s going to happen, but then we’re surrounded by these other positive forms and imagery, and that’s what we want to emphasize. We want to emphasize coming together and the unity and all the work that Signal Hill PD has done for the community.”

FOR FRIENDS IN NEED What Food and toy drive Who South Coast Interfaith Council Where 759 Linden Ave. When Friday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9am to 4pm More Info The South Coast Interfaith Council will be collecting non-perishable food items and new and unwrapped toys to donate to local food pantries. Call (562) 983-1665.

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This drawing shows the newly revised conceptual design for the proposed public-art piece by landscape artist Jon Cicchetti planned for the entryway of the new Signal Hill police station on Walnut Avenue. Cicchetti presented the design to the City Council during its Dec. 3 meeting. At the base would be a black granite ring that Chicchetti said could include the police department’s mission statement. The Council, however, still felt there needed to be more input from the community on the design and requested a presentation be made to the Signal Hill Parks and Recreation Commission. In see SH COUNCIL page 14

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A BIT OF LONG BEACH HISTORY What Book signing Who Historical Society of Long Beach Where 4260 Atlantic Ave. When Friday, Dec. 6 from 7pm to 8pm More Info Long Beach Press-Telegram columnist Tim Grobaty will be signing copies of his latest book, Growing Up in Long Beach, at the Historical Society of Long Beach during the Bixby Knolls First Fridays Art Walk. Growing Up in Long Beach will be available for purchase for $20. CAUSE FOR PAWS What Free mobile animal clinic Who Fix Long Beach Where MacArthur Park, 1321 E. Anaheim St. When Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7am to 4pm More Info Event will offer free spay and neuter procedures to those who have made appointments. Micro-chipping, de-worming and flea-control products as well as nail-trimming will be offered at discounted prices. Appointments are not necessary to get required shots for dogs and cats. Visit fixlongbeach.com .

HELP CLEAN UP YOUR COMMUNITY What Neighborhood clean-up Who The Wrigley Association and South Wrigley Neighborhood Advisory Group Where 19th Street and Daisy Avenue When Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8am to 11am More Info The clean up will include e-waste and tires without rims. A dumpster and tools will be provided. The goal of the event is to clean up the neighborhood for the Daisy Avenue Parade. MEET THE GRADS What Drill school graduation Who Long Beach Fire Department Where Long Beach Fire Training Center, 2249 Argonne Ave. When Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11am More Info The Long Beach Fire Department will host a graduation for its firefighter recruit class. During the ceremony, the recruits will show off their skills with a variety of demonstrations, including vehicle extrications and live firefighting exercises. Parking will be available at the Tucker School playground, located next door to the training center. FEDERAL WORKER? What General meeting Who National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association When Monday, Dec. 9 at 1pm Where Community Center at Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St. More Info The meeting will include an officer installation and holiday luncheon. NARFE meetings recur the second Monday of each month.

EARLY-BIRD MEETING What Monthly breakfast meeting Who The Good Neighbors of North Long Beach Where Spires Restaurant, 1935 Del Amo Blvd. When Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7am More Info The guest speaker will be Tim Gilmore, LB Poly Alumni president.

PAGE-TURNERS What Monthly community book club Who The Bixby Knolls Literary Society Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave. When Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7pm More Info This month, the club delves into Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. Parking is available along Atlantic Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Call (562) 595-0081 or email info@bixbyknollsinfo.com .

RAP AROUND THE CLOCK What Potluck and rap meeting Who Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America Where Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. in Lakewood When Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6pm More Info Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share for the potluck. The potluck will be followed by a rap session during which members and guests will break into groups and share coping strategies that help them to interact in the hearing world. Admission is free. Call (562) 438-0597 or visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org . DROP THE KIDS OFF What Parents’ Night Out Who City of Signal Hill Community Services Department Where Signal Hill Youth Center, 1780 E. Hill St. When Friday, Dec. 13 from 6:30pm to 10pm More Info Parents will be able to drop off their kids for a night of games, crafts and more. Cost is $15 per child. Pre-registration is required. Call (562) 9897325.

THE WRITE STUFF What Holiday networking Who California Writers Club Where Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 E Britton Dr. When Saturday, Dec. 14 from 3pm to 5pm More Info The meeting will allow attendees to meet local writers. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish for a potluck. Call (562) 400-1100 or visit calwriterslongbeach.org .


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houghts from the Publisher T by Neena Strichart

Night before last, as is tradition this time of year in my part of town, the City of Signal Hill hosted their annual tree-lighting event. Taking place, as usual, at Discovery Well Park in Signal Hill, the city’s Mayor Michael Noll, with just a flip of a switch, illuminated the giant Christmas tree-shaped display atop the hill. The festivities were indeed holiday-ish with hot beverages to warm our tummies and yummy cookies provided by Rossmoor Pastries. So nice to see Santa there, too! With the tree-lighting behind us, Steve and I are moving forward with the rest of our holiday plans. There are parties to attend and shopping to complete, and since Christmas and Kwanzaa are less than three weeks away, we have already started the quest to find the perfect gifts for those on our lists. For the easiest way to beat the madding crowds, we do our level best to shop locally in our own circle of influence– our own back yard. We find that local merchants are traditionally friendlier, more willing to give the very best in customer service, and some even offer Benjamin and Kaitlin Kitchens with their mother, City Councilmember Tina Hansen, and complimentary gift wrapping or help with shipping! Signal Hill Mayor Mike Noll For those who you know would prefer receiving gift certificates or gift cards, drop by your Photos by Neena Strichart/Signal Tribune local hairdresser, restaurant, coffee house or small retailer. They are happy to offer cards and certificates in almost any denomination. Gift cards, like cash, are the gifts you know won’t be returned. To simplify the shopping experience even further, take a stroll in Bixby Knolls tonight for the First Fridays December event. Dozens of local merchants and restaurants will be putting their holiday décor on display to help us get in a festive mood. Blair from the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association tells me that tonight’s Christmas tree- and menorah-lighting event will once more take place in the parking lot of Nino’s Ristorante (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Roosevelt Street). Although the actual lighting will happen at 6:30pm, folks will start gathering around 6pm. Those who arrive early will have the opportunity to enjoy the song stylings of Bearcoon (Solange Igoa and Andrea Walker), who categorize their type of music as Hillbilly Mountain Blues Lumberjack Rock. For an extra-special treat, make sure you stop by the Expo building on Friday evening and take advantage of the beginning of the twoday Uptown Village Market. Located at 4321 Atlantic Ave., the market will feature more than 90 artisan booths along with live music. Those who stop by on Saturday from 11am to 5pm can also enjoy drifts of manmade snow. Remember: Support your local businesses. You’ll Aly and Karen Mancini with their cookie-eating daughter Layne were joined by Civil Service Comsave money, time and gas! Signal Hill’s Christmas tree all aglow! missioner Steve Strichart.

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LETTERS AND EMAIL

After reading the comments from Signal Hill Community First [Letters and Email,”More to ‘Know,’ Nov. 22, 2013] I feel it is time to stop all of the confusion. Signal Hill Community First should follow the example of the City Council and hire their own authorized, non-interested person from the State of California that would be responsible for all state and federal laws regarding The Right to Know Vote [initiative]. How can the public make an intelligent decision when only two people, Carol Churchill and Maria Harris, are making comments? We have the right to know the truth. Regardless of who is right or wrong, I personally want to know what I am voting for. Janice Montgomery Signal Hill

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I’m the director of PADNET.tv, the public-access television channel in Long Beach. I’m writing regarding your Nov. 29 article titled “LB mayoral candidates weigh in on environmental issues in first political forum of election season.” First, thank you for your election forum coverage. It’s important that we work to have the best informed and prepared voters as possible as they step into the voting booths next year. However, this was not the first election forum as the headline and article indicate. Our parent organization, Long Beach Community Action Partnership, held a series of candidate forums throughout October and November, covering the mayoral race as well as every city council race. The forums were broadcast live on Charter 32/Verizon 41 in Long Beach, streamed live at PADNET.tv, are still on the air through the end of the year and are also available on our videoon-demand page at padnet.tv/watch-on-demand . We are planning another series of forums in 2014. If you have any questions or would like further information, I can be reached at lisa@padnet.tv or at (562) 216-4640.

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NEWS

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The Campaign Trail

Hawaiian Gardens Councilmember Michiko Oyama-Canada announced on Dec. 2 her support of former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka in his bid for sheriff of Los Angeles County. • Third District Long Beach Council candidate Sunny Zia announced Dec. 2 that 44th District U.S. Congressmember Janice Hahn has endorsed her. • A sixth candidate has entered the race to represent Long Beach’s 3rd Council District. Bill Ruzgis filed his intention statement on Nov. 21, according to the City’s Potential Candidates Primary Nominating Election webpage. • Seventh District Council candidate Roberto Uranga announced Dec. 4 that he has received the endorsement of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 1930. • Ninth District City Council candidate Rex Richardson announced Dec. 4 that he has received the endorsement of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Local Lodge 1930. • The Committee to Elect Dr. Marshall Blesofsky as a Long Beach City College Trustee will host a holiday party at Nino’s Italian Restaurant, 3853 Atlantic Ave., on Friday, Dec. 13 from 6:30pm to 9pm. The event will include complimentary food and drinks. Free parking will be available in restaurant’s lot. RSVP to campaign@blesofskyforlbcc.com . • John McGinnis announced Nov. 26 that he has received the endorsements of Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Vice Mayor Robert Garcia and former Long Beach Mayor Thomas J. Clark in his bid for re-election to represent Area 3 on the school board of the Long Beach Unified School District.

Primary Nominating Election period to begin Dec. 16

The nomination period for the April 8, 2014 Long Beach Primary Nominating Election will open Monday, Dec. 16 and close at 5pm on Friday, Jan. 10. Members of the public seeking nomination for the offices of mayor, city attorney, city prosecutor, city auditor or council district seats 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 may pick up nomination papers from the Long Beach City Clerk department beginning Dec. 16 during City Hall business hours of 7:30am to 4:30pm. A candidate orientation workshop will be offered Dec. 16 at 10am in the City Hall Council Chambers, 333 W. Ocean Blvd. “During the orientation the City Clerk Department will explain pertinent provisions of the city charter, the municipal code and the California Elec-

tions Code, and we will answer any questions potential candidates and their campaign committees may have,” said Long Beach City Clerk Larry Herrera. “At the time of the orientation, each candidate will receive a candidate handbook containing all vital information regarding the City’s election process and systems, as well as the rules and regulations of running a campaign in the city of Long Beach.” To be eligible to hold an elective office in the city of Long Beach, a person must be a legally registered voter and resident of the city at least 30 days immediately preceding the last day (Jan. 10, 2014) upon which candidates are permitted to file nominating petitions for office with the City Clerk. Source: City of LB

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LB firefighters donate bikes to local high-school students

From left: Harold Omel, Rhonda Haramis, Maribel Gonzalez, Dave Holden, Nancy Izumi, Rich TerHaar, Jailam Garcia, Bob Eldridge and Gary Byczynski with bikes they collected for local high-school students

Long Beach firefighters, both active and retired, are donating bicycles to local high-school students this holiday season, according to Rex Pritchard, president of the Long Beach Firefighters Association. The Long Beach Firefighters Association has spent months raising money to donate 22 bikes to local students. Working in conjunction with the Long Beach Unified School District, they have identified 11 boys and 11 girls who they feel are deserving of a new bike for the Christmas season, with helmets and locks included. The bikes were presented to the Long Beach students on Dec 3 at Bethune Transitional Center. The Honorary Association consists of men and women who have joined together to promote the betterment of the fire service and the local community. Members include business people, political-office holders, retired firefighters and individuals who possess a love for the fire service. For more information, contact the Long Beach Firefighters Association office at (562) 989-3667.

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LB City Council approves Farrell’s appointment to Harbor Commission

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The Long Beach City Council voted 8-0 on Dec. 3 to confirm Mayor Bob Foster’s appointment of the City’s former chief financial officer (CFO) Lori Ann Farrell to the Board of Harbor Commissioners, which oversees the Port of Long Beach and the staff of the City’s Harbor Department. Farrell, a 14-year resident of Long Beach, will fill one of two vacancies on the five-member Harbor Commission. The commissioners are appointed by the mayor to a maximum of two six-year terms and are compensated $100 per board meeting. Farrell will fill the seat vacated by Nick Sramek, who left the board on Nov. 21. The mayor is expected to appoint another commissioner to fill the vacancy left by the Nov. 19 departure of Thomas Fields. Prior to her current position as the City of Huntington Beach’s Director of Finance, Farrell was Long Beach’s CFO from 2007 to 2010, and, prior to holding that position, she was the Long Beach city controller from 2006 to 2007. Farrell will be the 65th Long Beach Harbor Commissioner since the current commission structure was formed in 1925. She will be the fifth woman to serve on the Board, and her appointCourtesy Port of LB ment also marks only the second time in the Port’s history that Lori Ann Farrell the Board has had two women members at the same time. “I look forward to my new role as a Harbor commissioner,” Farrell said. “This is a great opportunity to serve the community and do all I can to help the Port and the city of Long Beach to prosper.” Farrell received a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in New York, and a bachelor’s in Anthropology from Barnard College at Columbia University.

Two events to benefit local food charity Source: Port of LB

On Sunday, Dec. 8, which marks The Doors frontman Jim Morrison’s 70th birthday, a free concert will take place beneath the “Flying Morrison” mural in Long Beach’s East Village Arts District to benefit the nonprofit food rescue organization Food Finders. The free concert will be performed from 1pm to 5pm at 425 E. 4th Street in “Tetherball” Park Plaza, across the street from the music store Fingerprints and Berlin Bistro. Those who bring a minimum of five cans of food will receive a signed poster of the “Flying Morrison” by local Long Beach artist Jim Coke, who photographed Morrison and The Doors as a fledgling 20-year-old photographer. Signed posters will be distributed while supplies last. Confirmed bands for the event include Chris Boyle (who worked with Morrison) performing with former Blasters bass player John Bazz, the Psychedelic Cowboys with Kevin Ustler, the Greg Carroll Band and Granite Planet. In addition to the free benefit concert and canned food drive, those who wish to support Food Finders can do so through the end of the year by donating a pair of new pajamas, books, toiletries and other items to the Food Finders Kids Pajama Drive. Drop-off locations include all branches of the Long Beach Public Library, The Long Beach Register headquarters, Transformations home store on Broadway in Belmont Heights, Apostrophe Books in Belmont Shore and Food Finders’ home office in Signal Hill. Donors will receive a certificate for a free appetizer at Sababa Restaurant & Lounge in The Marketplace at Second Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Additionally, the new Habit Burger Grill, 3801 Lakewood Blvd., will donate 100 percent of the proceeds it receives from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Sunday, Dec. 15 to Food Finders. “We’re excited to be selected for this wonderful pre-event the Habit is holding, and we’ll be there to let patrons know a little more about our organization if they haven’t already heard of Food Finders,” said Patti Larson, Food Finders director. In addition to burgers, the restaurant serves chicken, fish and veggie sandwiches, salads, shakes and more. Source: Food Finders

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The Signal Hill City Council invites you to:

Understanding Health Care Reform Saturday, December 7 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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A Certified Health Educator will be conducting the workshop and answering all your Health Care Reform questions.

We will answer the following:

• What is Covered CA? • What are the deadlines? • Who does this affect? • What health plan options are available? • How can I enroll?

What Signal Hill Residents Should Know

Covered California is the new “marketplace” that will make it simple and affordable to purchase quality health insurance and get financial assistance to help pay for it. If your income is limited, you may be eligible for free coverage through Medi-Cal.

RSVP by December 6: (562) 989-7307 or (562) 989-7304

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Eighth District office collecting toys, food for needy families

Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin is once again partnering with local businesses and schools to collect toys and food for local families during the holiday season. “I would like to thank our businesses and schools for participating in this effort,” Austin said. “I was very moved last year by the generosity of our community. The toys and food we collected helped brighten the lives of many local children and families, and we are looking forward to continuing the tradition this year.” Donations of new, unwrapped toys and canned goods may be dropped off in the collection boxes at participating businesses and schools from now until Tuesday, Dec. 17. The donated items will go to local children and food banks.

Participating businesses include: • Averyboo Arts, 3908 Atlantic Ave. • Bella Cosa Boutique, 3803 Atlantic Ave. • Café Bixby & Pizza, 3900 Atlantic Ave. • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4105 Atlantic Ave. • Dunn Family Chiropractic, 4028 Long Beach Blvd., Ste. 202 • Edward Jones, 3916 Atlantic Ave. • E.J. Malloy's Restaurant and Pub, 4306 Atlantic Ave. • El Cortez Restaurant, 5345 Long Beach • The Factory, 4020 Atlantic Ave. • Gems and Jewels Bixby Knolls, 4130 Atlantic Ave., #102 • Jammin' Music & Arts, 4228 Atlantic Ave. • Katy's Bakery, 5417 Long Beach Blvd.

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Participating schools include: • Longfellow Elementary School, 3800 Olive Ave. • Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Ave. • Dooley Elementary School, 5075 Long Beach Blvd. • Los Cerritos Elementary School, 515 W. San Antonio Dr.

Donations may also be delivered to Austin’s field office at 5641 Atlantic Ave. For more information, contact Austin's office at (562) 570-6685 or email district8@longbeach.gov .

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LBPD shares holiday safety tips

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD ) has issued the following safety tips for consideration during the holidays. While shopping • Place all gifts and packages in the trunk or out of sight • Be aware of your surroundings at all times and walk with confidence • Park in well-lighted areas • Avoid shopping alone– there is safety in numbers • Use credit or debit cards for purchases to avoid carrying large amounts of cash • Keep car doors locked and windows closed • Carry purses or bags close to your body • Have the car key in your hand prior to getting to your vehicle • Report suspicious persons or packages to onsite security or police In and around the home • Keep gifts in areas that cannot be seen from doorways or windows • Install exterior motion-sensor lighting • Keep bushes and shrubbery trimmed to eliminate places for thieves to hide • Postpone mail and newspaper deliveries while traveling • Do not store gifts in vehicles or unsecured areas For business operators • Lock unused doors (in compliance with fire codes) • Keep only necessary cash in the register • Vary the schedule and route for bank deposits each day • Make sure the register is clearly visible to passersby • Advertise your security alarm system with signs in visible locations • Ensure video surveillance cameras capture facial features • Develop a mutual-aid system among stores on your block or close to you For additional crime prevention tips, visit longbeach.gov/police . Source: LBPD

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‘Tis the Season First Fridays Art Walk to include tree- and menorah-lighting ceremony

The First Fridays Art Walk on Dec. 6 will be a celebration of the holidays with the 6th annual tree- and menorahlighting ceremony by the fountains of Nino’s Restaurant, 3853 Atlantic Ave. at 6pm. Holiday music will be played, and hot chocolate will be served. The lights will be turned on at 6:30pm. The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association is encouraging the community to donate tree decorations by bringing them to the ceremony.

Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson’s “First Books at First Fridays” at the Dana Branch Library will feature California Heights community leader John Royce as the guest reader at 5:30pm. Eigth District Councilmember Al Austin’s “Council on Your Corner” will be set up at Atlantic Avenue and Carson Street to meet and greet attendees. The Big Red Bus will be available

to transport attendees from venue to venue via designated stops at the participating businesses. Bella Cosa, 3803 Atlantic Ave., will have information about First Fridays, maps, business info, and restaurant recommendations from 6:30pm to 8pm.

1. John McClane: “Die Hard” (1988) Bruce Willis’s breakout role was John McClane, a New York City cop with nerves of steel. Though the franchise has been rebooted in recent years, the first “Die Hard” film has stood the test of time and is considered one of the best action – and holiday – movies ever. When a German terrorist group takes over the building where his wife is attending a lavish Christmas party, McClane takes on the entire terrorist cell with the help of only one beat cop on the outside. Bloodied, shirtless and shoeless by the end of the film, McClane ultimately saves his wife and the other hostages from the greedy Hans Gruber. As money rains from the sky and the building burns behind them, McClane’s limo driver exclaims, “If this is your idea of Christmas, I’ve gotta be here for New Years!” 2. Kevin McCallister: “Home Alone” (1990) “Home Alone” is another franchise that catapulted its star to fame. Macaulay Culkin was only 10 years old when he first played the rascal Kevin McCallister, and the huge success of the film soon made Culkin a household name. When the McCallister family flies to France for Christmas, young Kevin is accidentally left behind to contend with the Wet Bandits, two amateur thieves casing and robbing empty houses. Kevin’s sass and resourcefulness have inspired generations of mischievous children, and you’ll often hear grown-ups quoting the film from memory each Christmas: “Keep the change, ya filthy animal!” If that’s not Christmas spirit, I don’t know what is. 3. George Bailey: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) Possibly the most beloved holiday classic of all time, “It’s a Won-

derful Life” is always the most anticipated television event of the Christmas season. Featuring Jimmy Stewart at his best, the film tells the story of George Bailey, a good man who has tried to do the right thing his whole life. As his world begins to crumble around him, he doubts the value of his life and becomes despondent. Clarence, an angel-intraining, is sent to Bailey to show him how important his life really is, and the two embark on a miraculous journey where they see what the world would be like if George Bailey had never been born. In the happiest of happy endings, Bailey teaches us that, no matter how bleak the circumstances, “no man is a failure, who has friends.” 4. Cindy Lou Who: “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966) Dr. Seuss’ classic book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” was adapted into a holiday cartoon short in 1966, and it has aired on network television every year like clockwork since then. Cindy Lou’s big, sad eyes, batting eyelashes and pigtails make the Grinch seem that much more dastardly. He reaches his lowest point when he lies to her about why he’s stealing her presents, but when Cindy Lou, a two-year-old robbed of her Christmas presents and festivities, sings and dances with joy on Christmas morning, it’s not just the Grinch’s heart that grows – so do the hearts of all who watch this Christmas classic.

5. Ralphie: “A Christmas Story” (1983) Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB Gun. Unfortunately, every adult in his life has only one thing to say about that: “You’ll shoot your eye out.” As the story of the Parkers’ Christmas unfolds, Ralphie tries really hard to earn a spot on Santa’s “nice” list, but just keeps tripping himself up. He’s the quintessential “every-kid,” and though his best Christmas ever is filled with mishaps and misunderstandings, Ralphie manages to remind us all of Christmases past, of the magic of childhood, and of why sticking your tongue to frozen flag poles really is a bad idea.

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Friday December 6 4 p.m. (GAC) The Making of ‘Cheers, its Christmas’ With Blake Shelton and Friends Blake Shelton gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the recording of his new album. (HALL) Movie “Christmas Magic” (2011, Drama) Lindy Booth. An angel-tobe must earn her wings by watching over a despondent man and his daughter. 6 p.m. (FAM) Frosty’s Winter Wonderland The children build Frosty a companion out of snow after noticing how sad he has become. (LIFE) Movie “Merry In-Laws” (2012, Romance) George Wendt. A newly engaged woman learns that her soonto-be in-laws are Mr. And Mrs. Claus. 8 p.m. (CBS) Frosty the Snowman Pursued by a greedy magician and rising temperatures, Frosty sets off for the North Pole. (HALL) Movie “The Three Gifts” (2009, Drama) Dean Cain. A couple houses three orphan boys over the holidays as their orphanage gets renovated. (HGTV) Celebrity Holiday Homes Christina Milian’s home becomes a winter wonderland; Joely Fisher gets a holiday makeover. (LIFE) Movie “Finding Mrs. Claus” (2012, Drama) Mira Sorvino. Mrs. Clause heads to Las Vegas to help a little girl with her Christmas wish. (TBS) Movie “Four Christmases” (2009, Comedy) Vince Vaughn. A couple struggles to spend Christmas with all four of their divorced parents. 8:30 p.m. (CBS) Yes, Virginia The heart-warming tale of a little girl who wants to know if Santa Claus really exists. (FAM) Movie “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000, Fantasy) Jim Carrey. The Grinch disguises himself as Santa to steal Christmas from the people of Whoville. 10 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus” (2004, Family) Steve Guttenberg. Santa worries about turning over the reigns to his son, Nick, who hasn’t yet found a wife. (LIFE) Movie “The Real St. Nick” (2012, Family) Torrey DeVitto. A woman saves a man in a Santa Clause suit during an earthquake. (TBS) Movie “Fred Claus” (2007, Comedy) Paul Giamatti. Santa bails his criminal brother out of jail and brings him to the North Pole. Midnight (FAM) Movie “Prancer” (1989, Family) Sam Elliott. A girl finds an injured reindeer and decides to nurse it until she

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11 p.m. (FAM) Movie “Deck the Halls” (2006, Comedy) Danny de Vito. Two feuding neighbors try to prove to the other that he has more holiday spirit. 11:30 p.m. (TBN) Gift of Christmas Concert The Salvation Army presents this musical celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Midnight (HALL) Movie “A Season for Miracles” (1999, Drama) Patty Duke. A woman leaves with her sister’s children in an attempt to keep them from foster care. (LIFE) Movie “Christmas in the City” (2013, Family) John Prescott. A woman tries to bring out the true meaning of Christmas before it’s too late.

can return it to Santa. (LIFE) Movie “Finding Mrs. Claus” (2012, Drama) Mira Sorvino. Mrs. Clause heads to Las Vegas to help a little girl with her Christmas wish.

Saturday December 7 10 a.m. (FOOD) The Pioneer Woman Ree has invited a crowd of friends over for a festive holiday get-together. (HALL) Movie “Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus” (2004, Family) Steve Guttenberg. Santa worries about turning over the reigns to his son, Nick, who hasn’t yet found a wife. 10:30 a.m. (FAM) Movie “Prancer” (1989, Family) Sam Elliott. A girl finds an injured reindeer and decides to nurse it until she can return it to Santa. Noon (GAC) All Out American Christmas Homeowners go above and beyond traditional decor to create overthe-top holiday displays. 12:30 p.m. (FAM) Movie “All I Want for Christmas” (1991, Comedy/Drama) Jamey Sheridan. A divorced couple’s two children scheme to get them back together for Christmas. 1 p.m. (GAC) Holiday Inc. Iconic sites around New York City are transformed for the holidays. 2 p.m. (TBN) Just Where I Belong A lonely child discovers and injured bunny on Christmas Eve. 2:30 p.m. (FAM) Movie “A Christmas Carol” (2009, Animated) Jim Carrey. Spirits visit Ebenezer Scrooge and show him the errors of his ways by revisiting his life. 4 p.m. (LIFE) Movie “Finding Mrs. Claus” (2012, Drama) Mira Sorvino. Mrs. Clause heads to Las Vegas to help a little girl with her Christmas wish. 4:30 p.m. (FAM) Movie “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000, Fantasy) Jim Carrey. The Grinch disguises himself as Santa to steal Christmas from the people of Whoville. 6 p.m. (HALL) Movie “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (2008, Drama) Brooke Burns. A single mom who has lost all faith in Christmas finds answers when her uncle visits. (LIFE) Movie “Dear Secret Santa” (2013, Drama) Tatyana Ali. A woman receives Christmas cards from an admirer she believes to be someone who’s passed. 7 p.m. (FAM) Movie “The Santa Clause” (1994, Comedy) Tim Allen. When a father mistakenly kills Santa Claus, he is magically recruited to take his place. (FOOD) Cupcake Wars Four bakers

battle for a place among the stars at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. (TLC) More Crazy Christmas Lights A search for the best Christmas lights on display from coast to coast. 8 p.m. (HALL) Movie “The Santa Switch” (2013, Family) Ethan Erickson. A man is given the gift of being Santa this year and he finds himself with new powers. (LIFE) Movie “Christmas in the City” (2013, Family) John Prescott. A woman tries to bring out the true meaning of Christmas before it’s too late. (NBC) Christmas in Rockefeller Center Celebrate the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

(TBN) Movie “A Christmas Snow” (2010, Drama) Danny Cahill. Christmas has not been the same for a young woman since her father left. 9 p.m. (FAM) Movie “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2007, Family) Tim Allen. Santa Claus prepares for a busy Christmas with his in-laws and the mischievous Jack Frost. (HIST) A Very Shelby Christmas 10 p.m. (FOOD) Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy Fieri heads up to North Pole, Alaska, for all kinds of Christmas favorites. (LIFE) Movie “Kristin’s Christmas Past” (2013, Family) Shiri Appleby. A woman wakes up seventueen years into her past Christmas day.

Sunday December 8 10 a.m. (FAM) Movie “Snowglobe” (2007, Family) Lorraine Bracco. A mystical snow globe transports Angela into an idyllic Christmas winter wonderland. (HALL) Jingle All the Way A Husky puppy looking for a home at a Christmas tree farm bonds with a young boy. 10:30 a.m. (HALL) Jingle and Bell’s Christmas Star Jingle the husky pup helps make Christmas special for his new friends. 11 a.m. (HALL) Hoops and Yoyo Ruin Christmas A comical, pink kitty and a green bunny become accidental stowaways on Santa’s sleigh. (ION) Movie “A Golden Christmas 3” (2012, Romance) Shantel VanSanten. An unlikely couple fall in love during a production of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ (TCM) Movie “Scrooge” (1970, Musical) Albert Finney. Three spirits visit Scrooge, a miserable man soured on the meaning of Christmas. 11:30 a.m. (HALL) Jingle All the Way A Husky puppy looking for a home at a Christmas tree farm bonds with a young boy. Noon (FAM) Movie “Santa Baby” (2006, Comedy) Jenny McCarthy. Santa’s daughter, Mary Class, tries to makeover Christmas when her father gets sick. (HALL) Movie “Fir Crazy” (2013, Romance) Craig Pryce. A marketing executive discovers a new fondness for the holidays selling Christmas trees. 2 p.m. (FAM) Movie “Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe” (2009, Family) Jenny McCarthy. Santa’s daughter is torn between taking over the family business and running her own firm. (HALL) Movie “The Santa Switch” (2013, Family) Ethan Erickson. A man is given the gift of being Santa this year and he finds himself with new powers.


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3 p.m. (ION) Movie “My Santa” (2013, Family) Samaire Armstrong. A single mother begins to lose her faith in the magic of Christmas. (LIFE) Movie “Dear Secret Santa” (2013, Drama) Tatyana Ali. A woman receives Christmas cards from an admirer she believes to be someone who’s passed. (TBS) Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas A Grinch steals everything Christmas from the Whos so they can’t celebrate the holiday. 3:30 p.m. (TBS) Movie “Fred Claus” (2007, Comedy) Paul Giamatti. Santa bails his criminal brother out of jail and brings him to the North Pole. 4 p.m. (FAM) Movie “12 Dates of Christmas” (2011, Comedy) Amy Smart. A young woman relives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again. (HALL) Movie “Christmas With Holly” (2012, Drama) Sean Faris. A young girl asks for a mother for Christmas following the death of her mother. 5 p.m. (LIFE) Movie “Kristin’s Christmas Past” (2013, Family) Shiri Appleby. A woman wakes up seventueen years into her past Christmas day. 6 p.m. (FAM) Movie “The Mistle-Tones” (2012, Musical) Tia Mowry-Hardict. A young singer creates her own musical Christmas group after losing a spot in another. (HALL) Movie “November Christmas” (2010, Drama) John Corbett. Neighbors band together to create Halloween and Christmas moments for a sick girl. (TBS) Movie “Four Christmases” (2009, Comedy) Vince Vaughn. A couple struggles to spend Christmas with all four of their divorced parents. 7 p.m. (ION) Movie “A Christmas Wedding Date” (2012, Romance) Marla Sokoloff. A woman faces difficulties when she returns home for a friend’s Christmas wedding. (LIFE) Movie “Christmas in the City” (2013, Family) John Prescott. A woman tries to bring out the true meaning of Christmas before it’s too late. (TRAVEL) Jingle Brawls We crisscrossed America to find the most amazing Christmas celebrations imaginable. 8 p.m. (HALL) Movie “November Christmas” (2010, Drama) John Corbett. Neighbors band together to create Halloween and Christmas moments for a sick girl. (TBS) Movie “Nothing Like the Holidays” (2008, Comedy/Drama) Alfred Molina. A Puerto Rican family spends a

Christmas together, facing the fact it may be their last. 9:30 p.m. (TBN) Movie “The Perfect Gift” (2009, Drama) Jefferson Moore. A teenaged girl has a chance encounter with a man who changes the course of her life. 10 p.m. (FAM) Movie “Holiday in Handcuffs” (2007, Comedy) Melissa Joan Hart. A woman kidnaps a handsome guy to take home to her parents during the Christmas holidays. (HALL) Movie “November Christmas” (2010, Drama) John Corbett. Neighbors band together to create Halloween and Christmas moments for a sick girl. (TBS) Movie “Nothing Like the Holidays” (2008, Comedy/Drama) Alfred Molina. A Puerto Rican family spends a Christmas together, facing the fact it may be their last. 11 p.m. (ION) Movie “A Christmas Kiss” (2011, Romance) Brendan Fehr. A designer and her assistant vie for a man while decorating his home for the holidays. (LIFE) Movie “Christmas in the City” (2013, Family) John Prescott. A woman tries to bring out the true meaning of Christmas before it’s too late. 11:30 p.m. (TBN) Movie “Our First Christmas” (2008, Drama) John Ratzenberger. Two widows try to please their children so the two families can spend Christmas together. Midnight (HALL) Movie “Silver Bells” (2005, Drama) Anne Heche. A widower and a young woman help each other to put their painful pasts behind them. Monday December 9 10 a.m. (HGTV) Celebrity Holiday Homes Cheryl Burke, BeBe Winans and Dee Snider get their homes decorated for the holidays. 11 a.m. (HGTV) Celebrity Holiday Homes Lisa Lampanelli, Tamara Tunie and Haylie Duff get their homes decorated for Christmas. 2 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas” (2011, Romance) Gil Bellows. A man and woman find love at the most unexpected time and have the best Christmas ever. 3 p.m. (GAC) Year ‘Round Christmas Profiling people who are overflowing with the spirit of Christmas all year long. 3:30 p.m. (EWTN) Solemn Mass of the Immaculate Conception From EWTN 4 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Eve’s Christmas” (2004, Drama) Cheryl Ladd. An executive about to become a partner in

her firm re-evaluates her life on Christmas Eve. 5 p.m. (FOOD) The Pioneer Woman Ree has invited a crowd of friends over for a festive holiday get-together. 6 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Fir Crazy” (2013, Romance) Craig Pryce. A marketing executive discovers a new fondness for the holidays selling Christmas trees. 8 p.m. (ABC) Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town Fred Astaire narrates the timeless tale of how Kris Kringle grew up to become Santa Claus. (CW) Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special Po is caught between family traditions and warrior duties when he hosts the Winter Feast. (FAM) Movie “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000, Fantasy) Jim Carrey. The Grinch disguises himself as Santa to steal Christmas from the people of Whoville. (HALL) Movie “Naughty or Nice” (2012, Drama) Hilarie Burton. A young woman receives a book that reveals the good and bad about everyone in her life. 8:30 p.m. (CW) Merry Madagascar Santa and his reindeer crash into Madagascar and the animals needs to save Christmas. 9 p.m. (ABC) The Great Christmas Light Fight Twenty families from across America decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas. (FOX) Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Sid travels to the North Pole after Manny convinces him he is on Santa’s naughty list. 10 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas” (2011, Romance) Gil Bellows. A man and woman find love at the most unexpected time and have the best Christmas ever. 10:30 p.m. (FAM) Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat The Cat in the Hat must save the world from the evil Grinch. Midnight (FAM) Movie “Snow” (2004, Family) Tom Cavanagh. A young man with a toy delivery business sets out to rescue a reindeer before Christmas. (HALL) Movie “A Town Without Christmas” (2001, Drama) Patricia Heaton. A reporter and a novelist try to locate a child who wrote a disturbing letter to Santa. Tuesday December 10 1 p.m. (FOOD) Sandra’s Money Saving Meals Sandra makes a holiday feast that will leave money left over for holiday shopping. 2 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Baby’s First

Christmas” (2012, Romance) Casper Van Dien. Feuding colleagues must learn to get along in time for their nephew’s birth on Christmas. 4 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Naughty or Nice” (2012, Drama) Hilarie Burton. A young woman receives a book that reveals the good and bad about everyone in her life. 6 p.m. (FAM) A Chipmunk Christmas Alvin gives his harmonica to a sick boy and must find another for his Christmas concert. 6:30 p.m. (FAM) Movie “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000, Fantasy) Jim Carrey. The Grinch disguises himself as Santa to steal Christmas from the people of Whoville. 8 p.m. (HALL) Movie “The Santa Switch” (2013, Family) Ethan Erickson. A man is given the gift of being Santa this year and he finds himself with new powers. 9 p.m. (FAM) The Year Without a Santa Claus Santa decides to take time off because he feels people have lost the spirit of Christmas. 10 p.m. (FAM) Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town Fred Astaire narrates the timeless tale of how Kris Kringle grew up to become Santa Claus. (HALL) Movie “A Christmas Wish” (2010, Family) Kristy Swanson. A woman, left destitute by her husband, faces a bleak Christmas with her children. Midnight (FAM) Movie “Snowglobe” (2007, Family) Lorraine Bracco. A mystical snow globe transports Angela into an idyllic Christmas winter wonderland.

Wednesday December 11 10:30 a.m. (FOOD) Hungry Girl Lisa has to convince Santa that guilt-free goodies do exist. 2 p.m. (HALL) The Hollywood Christmas Parade Movie and TV stars, bands, floats and Santa Claus make their way down Hollywood Blvd. 3 p.m. (GAC) Over the Top Holiday Outrageous, quirky, and over-the-top holiday displays. 4 p.m. (HALL) Movie “A Christmas Wish” (2010, Family) Kristy Swanson. A woman, left destitute by her husband, faces a bleak Christmas with her children. 6 p.m. (FAM) Movie “Holiday in Handcuffs” (2007, Comedy) Melissa Joan Hart. A woman kidnaps a handsome guy to take home to her parents during the Christmas holidays. (HALL) Movie “Matchmaker Santa” (2012, Romance) Lacey Chabert. A

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mysterious Santa strands a baker and her boyfriend’s best friend in a small town. 9 p.m. (FAM) Movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase. A man plays host to numerous dysfunctional relatives during the Christmas holidays. 10 p.m. (NBC) Kelly Clarkson’s (Cautionary) Christmas Tale Kelly Clarkson learns the true meaning of Christmas while performing songs from her album. (TBN) God Came Near Based on Max Lucado’s beloved book, God Came Near. Midnight (FAM) Movie “Holiday in Handcuffs” (2007, Comedy) Melissa Joan Hart. A woman kidnaps a handsome guy to take home to her parents during the Christmas holidays.

Thursday December 12 1:30 p.m. (TBN) God Came Near Based on Max Lucado’s beloved book, God Came Near. 4 p.m. (HALL) Movie “A Christmas Song” (2012, Family) Natasha Henstridge. The fate of two music teachers is to be decided in a city-wide Christmas carol contest. 6 p.m. (HALL) Movie “A Boyfriend for Christmas” (2004, Romance) Kelli Williams. A girl tells Santa she wants a boyfriend for Christmas and he turns up 19 years later. 7 p.m. (FAM) Movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase. A man plays host to numerous dysfunctional relatives during the Christmas holidays. 8 p.m. (HALL) Movie “Silver Bells” (2005, Drama) Anne Heche. A widower and a young woman help each other to put their painful pasts behind them. 9 p.m. (FAM) Movie “Scrooged” (1988, Fantasy) Bill Murray. A callous executive learns the true meaning of Christmas when he is visited by ghosts. 10 p.m. (HALL) Movie “The Christmas Ornament” (2013, Drama) Kellie Martin. A Christmas tree lot owner helps a widow face her first Christmas without her husband. Midnight (FAM) Movie “12 Dates of Christmas” (2011, Comedy) Amy Smart. A young woman relives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again. (HALL) Movie “A Very Merry Mix-Up” (2013, Romance) Alicia Witt. A woman forms a bond with a family that she is accidentally landed with over the holidays.


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The annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 6pm on Saturday, Dec. 7, and the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has released the following information to remind the community to comply with local laws.

• Allow plenty of time to find legal parking, and consider using public transportation. All parking laws will be enforced and illegally parked vehicles will be subject to tow.

• Sidewalk areas and center medians cannot be reserved with personal property until 5pm. During previous

parades, the placement of personal items along the parade route has created pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic issues, in addition to causing problems for businesses. In an effort to prevent accidents or injuries, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, personal property found along the parade route prior to street closures may be confiscated at the direction of the LBPD and taken to the Bayshore Library for pick-up after the event.

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• Signs notifying the community of potential enforcement action will be posted along the route and inside most businesses.

• Parade goers are reminded to report any suspicious activity immediately to the nearest officer or by calling 9-1-1.

Affected street closures and times are as follows: • Livingston Avenue will be closed from Ocean Boulevard to Second Street at 2pm. for staging parade participants.

• At 4pm., all north/south streets from Quincy to Claremont avenues will be closed up to the immediate alleyways that run parallel to 2nd Street on both the south and north sides. • Second Street will be closed from Livingston Drive to Bayshore Avenue at 5pm.

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lobbying Congress for federal “bridge” money to keep the plant alive while Boeing seeks more international sales, but another opportunity is now on the horizon. Long Beach is one of a handful of cities being considered for a site to produce Boeing’s 777x airliner after the International Association of Machinists union in the state of Washington rejected a deal to have the work done in Puget Sound because of labor-contract disputes. The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously (8-0) to pass a resolution at its Dec. 3 meeting to show its full support of keeping Boeing in the city. That would include working with the State and other agencies to pitch a proposal to lure the 777x work to Long Beach, supporting efforts to continue the C-17-production plant, or both. Councilmember Suja Lowenthal was absent. The resolution, brought by the city attorney’s office, states that the Council intends to “explore any and all avenues that will encourage and enable Boeing to remain in Long Beach for either production purpose.” The Council urges California officials and all regional partners to work

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late October, a subcommittee, consisting of Councilmember Tina Hansen, Parks and Recreation Commission Chair Louise Cunningham and Planning Commission Chair Rose Richard, met with Cicchetti and Honeycutt to further work on the design. After the meetings, Cicchetti revised his conceptual design to make the glassblock wall larger than previously proposed and more of a prominent feature.

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with Long Beach to develop a competitive application for enticing Boeing to “select Long Beach as its home,” should Boeing release a competitive bid process for the 777x work. The five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has also shown its support for bringing the 777x work to Long Beach in a letter sent to Boeing and Sacramento. “There is no better place in the nation for Boeing to build the 777x,” states the letter drafted by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. Still, Long Beach is up against some steep competition. Some “rightto-work” states, such as Alabama, Utah and South Carolina (where aerospace workers are nonunion), among others, have already put together bids. California, marred by a reputation of being union-friendly and overburdened with state regulations, has yet to release any plans. South Carolina, which is building the Dreamliner 787, has issued $85 million in municipal bonds to provide financial incentives that would go toward the 777x contract if selected, according to the national news website Bloomberg.com . Washington, which is still in the running, has offered up nearly $9 billion in incentives, according to the Washington Post. Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster said

during the Council meeting this week that he has been in ongoing “active communication” with Gov. Jerry Brown on working with regulatory agencies to come up with a financialincentive package. At a Council meeting on Nov. 19, however, Foster said the governor wouldn’t release any plans until Boeing officially requests a competitive solicitation. “I think [the governor is] being respectful of the company to make its decision,” Foster said. “Quite frankly, from a business standpoint, that’s a very smart thing to do.” The mayor added that the City should handle the bid process in a “professional” manner, adding that he’s taking the lead from the governor’s office. Despite criticisms of California’s reputation, local union leaders say Long Beach is still a “frontrunner” in the race for the 777x work that would bring with it thousands of jobs. “Many pundits have noted that there’s no way anyone is going to put a project like that in overregulated, highcost California,” said Stan Klemchuk, president of the United Aerospace Workers (UAW) Local 148, during the Council meeting last month. “Well, we beg to differ, and we believe there are many reasons as to why this 777x

The wall would also incorporate the original idea of a police officer holding a child’s hand but as a silhouette instead of a statue. Mayor Michael Noll said the new design is a “great improvement” from the original concept, and Councilmember Larry Forester said the art piece might take away the “intimidating aspect” of the police station. Honeycutt said the silhouette will be a powerful image to showcase that the police department is “caring and help-

ful.” Hansen said the piece should also depict that children can trust the police as well. “I think that’s important to show that it’s a two-way street,” she said. The City is looking into giving elementary- and middle-school students in Signal Hill an opportunity to compete for a chance to be a model for the artpiece sillouette by answering a question in an essay, Honeycutt said. He also said that adjusting the design to include a larger glass-block wall would make the art piece more visible from a distance. “The orientation needed to be turned so it will be more visible from the street,” Honeycutt said. “Passersby can walk by and actually see the image of the silhouette versus just people coming to the police department.” Cicchetti said the art piece will be fitted with lighting for the artwork to be seen at night and more clearly during the daytime. “It’s going to really jump out at night, and we’ll have a little shading in there so that during the day it will still have that effect,” he said. Cicchetti was selected for the project since he has worked on various other art pieces in the city, including at Raymond Arbor Park, Honeycutt said. “He’s been very successful here and very creative, and we thought he was really the best person to do this for us.” Vice Mayor Edward Wilson, who was absent when Cicchetti was awarded the contract, questioned why other artists

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should come to Long Beach.” Klemchuk pointed out that Long Beach has the existing infrastructure to handle the commercial-airline production, though some buildings may need to be modified. He said the city also has an established supply chain in place, along with an existing “talented workforce” and nearby universities from which to draw new personnel. One asset that puts Long Beach above the rest is its seaport, which would enable Boeing to easily transport fuselages from Japan, unlike cities in other states that are landlocked, Klemchuk said. Long Beach also has its own airport and ideal weather, he said. Stating that “time is of the essence,” Klemchuk suggested that Long Beach’s incentive package should include a guarantee that the permitting process is quick, easy and affordable or possibly free. “We also need to give the tax breaks like Washington is offering on construction-related sales taxes,” he said. “That is key.” Eighth District City Councilmember Al Austin, who once worked for Boeing, said the effort to keep the aerospace company in Long Beach will have to entail forming a “red team,” much like the suc-

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cessful campaign to keep the MD95, which was renamed the Boeing 717, from going to Texas in the mid 1990s. “We were successful then, and I think we can be successful now, but it’s going to take a full-court press,” Austin said. “It’s not just going to take the mayor’s office, with all due respect. Each and every one of us are going to have to be involved.” Boeing representatives have stated that the company is expected to make a decision in the next three to four months on where it will locate the 777x airline-production plant, which would bring 20 to 25 years of employment. The City Council has meanwhile directed City Manager Pat West to solicit a study on the financial impact that the loss of Boeing– the city’s second-highest employer– would have on the city and the region. Long Beach already has a near 11-percent unemployment rate. Fifth District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske suggested that the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation conduct the study at a cost of about $15,000, however the Council agreed to look at other proposals as well. ß

Police officer Alan Spiegel (far left), who is retiring from the Signal Hill Police Department after 26 years of service, gives a speech after receiving certificates of recognition. Also pictured, from left, are Police Chief Michael Langston, Mary Spiegel (Alan Spiegel’s wife) and Mayor Michael Noll.

weren’t consulted. “This probably is the best person for the job,” he said. “It’s just, personally, I think it’s always a good idea when we have projects of this nature, specifically because of how long-term they’re going to be, which is forever, that we get as much particpation as possible.” Hansen agreed with Wilson that there should have been more of an effort to bring in other ideas, adding that if any new public art pieces are considered, such as for the proposed new library, there should be more of a collaboration with citizens. “This came to us done, and I have a problem with that,” she said. “That’s why I asked to take a step back and have other individuals look at it and make comments. In the future, I would like to go back to that when we have other art pieces.” Other Council highlights: Introductions and presentations Mayor Noll and Community Services Director Pilar Alcivar-McCoy recognized volunteers Bonnie Virga (and late husband Frank), Apolonio Villareal, Friends of Long Beach Animals and Signal Hill Petroleum for their assistance in helping with various city events this year. The volunteers were presented with certificates. Noll and Police Chief Michael Langston presented a procla-

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‘Pay first, litigate later’ The Council unanimously approved the second reading and adoption of an ordinance amendment that mandates that anyone challenging the city regarding taxes, fees, fines and other charges must make such payments before taking legal action. The change to city code imposes a “pay first, litigate later” requirement for all such legal challenges. City Attorney David Aleshire stipulated that the second reading of the amendment includes adding that claims of up to $5,000 may be settled without Council approval.

Affordable-housing project The Council unanimously approved the second reading of a city ordinance amendment that changes zoning for a .2-acre parcel at 2170 Gundry Ave. from “light industrial” to Area 6 of the “SP-7 Special Purpose Housing Specific Plan.” The amendment revises the development standards by increasing the density for a proposed affordable-housing project from 60 to 72 units. The site is to be combined with the adjacent parcel at 1500 E. Hill St., however a developer has yet to bid on the project.

IT support contract A five-year contract for BreaIT Solutions to provide Information Technology (IT) services to the City was approved unanimously by the Council. BreaIT Solutions was one of three contractors, including Knight Communications and Total Network Solutions, to submit proposals. The City’s previous IT contractor declined to submit a bid, according to a city staff report. The minimum yearly services cost is estimated to be $87,360 for 832 hours, which is a projected annual savings of $53,582 compared to last fiscal year, according to staff.

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“Snow Tribe,” unfired clay sculpture by elementary-school student Eduardo Maciel

Greenly Art Space, 2698 Junipero Ave., Suite 113 in Signal Hill, will host an opening reception Saturday Dec. 7 from 10am to 1pm featuring artwork created in two art classes for kids. Greenly Art Space founder Kimberly Hocking and Seal Beach painter Ryan Callis taught the classes. Hocking, along with Greenly interns KC Medley and Crystal Solaris, have been volunteering at Burcham Elementary School, where they have been teaching art to students in room 10 for the last few months. They have enjoyed exposing the students to a variety of art media and encouraging their creativity on a weekly basis, Hocking said. Callis has been teaching a 12-week general-art class geared to ages 6 to 12. Artwork from these two classes will be on display at Greenly in an exhibit entitled The Kids’ Most Awesome Art Show, which may also be viewed by appointment Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am to 2pm. The exhibit will be on display until Friday, Dec. 20. MORE INFORMATION greenlyartspace.com

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No. 20131193579 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County CALIFORNIA. Said Deed of Trust describes the following property: LOT 20 OF HORTENSE TRACT, IN THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 10 PAGE 196 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. 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IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 2352 LEWIS AVENUE, SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 "(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness)." Said Sale of property will be made in "as is" condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, 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. Said sale will be held on: DECEMBER 12, 2013, AT 10:30 A.M. *NEAR THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA POMONA, CA 91766 At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $440,416.07. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or visit this Internet Web site: http://www.tacforeclosures.com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case A543509 A. 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 Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Date: November 15, 2013 EAST WEST INVESTMENTS, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary MARLENE CLEGHORN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400 Orange, CA 92868-0000 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or you may access sales information at http://www.tacforeclosures.com/sales. TAC# 966790 PUB: 11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13

TST4498 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 110101283 Doc ID #0001146133212005N Title Order No. 11-0081922 Investor/Insurer No. 0114613321 APN No. 7216-014-044 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/23/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE

PUBLIC NOTICES

ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by KEVIN B AUSTIN, A SINGLE MAN, dated 11/23/2005 and recorded 12/7/2005, as Instrument No. 05 2991074, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/16/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1984 CHERRY AVE, SIGNAL HILL, CA, 907555824. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $602,395.96. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 a 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 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 1-800-2818219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 11-0101283. 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. DATED: 03/22/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 9274399 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A-4426849

TST4505 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 110149049 Title Order No. 11-0136821 APN No. 7214-003-008 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/10/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by AUSTIN V PLONG, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 08/10/2004 and recorded 8/13/2004, as Instrument No. 2004-2089829, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, will sell on 12/23/2013 at 9:00AM, Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, Vineyard Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2424 WALNUT AVENUE, SIGNAL HILL, CA, 90755. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $477,227.28. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encum-

brances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 a 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 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 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 11-0149049. 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. DATED: 03/31/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.169315 11/22, 11/29, 12/06/2013

TST4513 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE APN: 7214009-025 T.S. No. 004322-CA PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE Section2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 6/26/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 12/27/2013 at 11:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 7/3/2007, as Instrument No. 20071587185, in Book XX, Page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: CLARA D. PENROSE AND DOROTHY VINCIGUERRA, TRUSTEES OF THE PENROSE TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 15, 1995 AS AMENDED AND RESTATED ON AUGUST 17, 2006 WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: IN THE AREA IN THE FRONT OF By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 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: COMPLETEL DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2500 EAST WILLOW STREET UNIT 110 SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $338,267.19 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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) 730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.LPSASAP.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 004322-CA. 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 SALES INFORMATION: (714) 730-2727 Date: 11/25/2013 CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive Suite 200 San Diego, California 92117 A-4429173 12/06/2013, 12/13/2013, 12/20/2013 TST4499 / 2013 230578

FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

The following person is doing business as: 1. HUMBLEBRAGS EATERY, 2. HUMBLEBRAGS FINE FOOD, 3. HUMBLEBRAGS AMERICAN DINING, 4. HUMBLEBRAGS AMERICAN EATERY, 5/ HUMBLEBRAGS EAT NOW, 3225 Clubhouse Dr., Lakewood, CA 90712. Registrant: MODI'S CATERING LLC, 3225 Clubhouse Dr., Lakewood, CA 90712. This business is conducted by: a Limited Liability Company. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Anthony Frank Modica, 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 November 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: November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2013. TST4501 / 2013 230221

FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

The following person is doing business as: MANFRED LEATHER, 6325 E. Eliot St., Long Beach, CA 90803. Registrant: BUMPERCAR INC., 6325 E. Eliot St., Long Beach, CA 90803. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Eduardo Cortes, 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 November 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: November 22, 29, & December 6, 13, 2013. TST4502 / 2013 236723

FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

The following person is doing business as: ISABELLE HANDBAGS, 801 S. Garfield Ave. Ste. 318, Alhambra, CA 91801. Registrant: MTC BAGS USA, INC., 801 S. Garfield Ave. Ste. 318, Alhambra, CA 91801. This business is conducted by: a Corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Gaohua Huang, CEO. 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 November 15, 2013. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on November 15, 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: November 22, 29, & December 6, 13, 2013.

DECEMBER 6, 2013 TST4504 / 2013 237433

FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

The following person is doing business as: Z COMORTHOPEDIC PROSTHETIC & FORT ORTHOTICS, 2296 Amelia Ct., Signal Hill, CA 90755. Registrant: LARRY RADFORD, 2296 Amelia Ct., Signal Hill, CA 90755. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Larry Radford. 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 November 18, 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: November 22, 29, & December 6, 13, 2013. TST4512 / 2013 243257

FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

The following person is doing business as: THE BLACKBERRY PATCH COTTAGE, 9753 Flower St., Bellflower St., Bellflower, CA 90706. Registrant: GLORIA J. DYSON, 3313 Maine 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: Gloria J. Dyson. 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 November 11, 2013. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on November 25, 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: November 29, & December 6, 13, 20, 2013.

TST4508 / Case No. NS026913 oRDER To SHoW CAUSE FoR CHANGE oF NAME, SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, SOUTH DISTRICT, 275 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. PETITION OF David Robert Stein, For Change of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner DAVID ROBERT STEIN, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: DAVID ROBERT STEIN to Proposed Name: DAVID ROBERT MARTIN. 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: January 7, 2014; Time: 8:30 A.M.; Dept. S26. 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: November 29, & December 6, 13, 20, 2013. ___//ss//___ Michael P. Vicencia, Judge of the Superior Court Dated: November 18, 2013

TST4515 / 2013 247745 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: MOONLIGHTNING MOTORIZED & PEDAL BIKES, 150 W. Lomita Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744. Registrant: CARL BALLANTYNE, 150 W. Lomita Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Carl Ballantyne. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. The registrant began using this fictitious business name in December, 2012. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on December 3, 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: December 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013.

CITY OF SIGNAL HILL TST4514 NoTICE oF VACANCY

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy exists on the Signal Hill Civil Service Commission. The City of Signal Hill will be conducting a recruitment to fill the vacancy. All interested residents are encouraged to apply.

To serve as a Civil Service Commissioner, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older; and a registered voter and resident of the City at least 29 days prior to the date of appointment. Each member shall continue to reside in the City for the duration of the term of office (Signal Hill City Charter Section 602). If you are interested in serving as a Commissioner, please call (562) 9897305 for an application. Applications are also available in the City Clerk’s office, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You are encouraged to apply online via the City’s website at HYPERLINK "http://www.cityofsignalhill.org" www.cityofsignalhill.org.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 20, 2013, at 4:30 p.m.

Published in the Signal Tribune Dec. 6 and 13, 2013

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smoke,” McKay said. “And if there’s no smoke, there’s no tar, and science has shown that it’s the tar in tobacco smoke which makes people ill.” However, City Health Officer Dr. Mitchell Kushner warned Tuesday that the emissions of these nicotine-delivery devices are still being studied. “The verdict is still out on the effects of the ingredients in the vapor,” Kushner told the Council. He added that nicotine– one of the most addictive substances– does lead to heart disease and many other conditions. Kushner also presented the concern that e-cigarettes are being marketed to youth. The City Council voted 8-0 at its Dec. 3 meeting to request the city attorney to present possible options on how to regulate them. Second District Councilmember Suja Lowenthal was not present for the vote. The Council also agreed to 5th District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske’s request that the city attorney also review how shops that sell tobacco are currently regulated and if there are any zoning restrictions. John Edmond, chief of staff for 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews, acknowledged last Tuesday that e-cigarettes do offer a health benefit to those who are try-

ing to quit regular tobacco. He stressed that the City isn’t looking to ban e-cigarettes outright. “Of course we don’t want to prohibit it,” Edmond said, explaining that the City was looking to develop a standard for e-cigarettes based on the regulations already in place for regular tobacco. Edmond said that, currently, the city codes already restrict smoking in many public spaces and that shops must get a license with a health permit in order to sell tobacco. The Council may consider including electronic cigarettes and other vapor devices in the definition of tobacco products. Anti-smoking advocates in the Council Chamber were happy with the Council’s direction and its preliminary steps to look at regulation. Pete Flores serves as the cochair of the Coalition for a SmokeFree Long Beach. The coalition works with Long Beach’s tobaccoeducation program. He vilified the tobacco industry and attempts to market e-cigarettes to children and teens. “It’s a neverending, lasting battle, really, with this tobacco industry,” Flores said. He pointed out that the City does not currently regulate these electronic devices and warned that the vapors do have dangerous chemicals in them. Edmond also cited a study in his presentation to

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the Council that seemed to support Flores’s claim. It listed arsenic, formaldehyde and other dangerous chemicals in the vapors. Flores supported the possibility of having e-cigarettes fall under the definition of a tobacco product and urged the City to regulate e-cigarettes and tobacco products consistently. Melinda Cotton, another board member of Flores’s coalition, expressed concern that kids are a target market for the electronic cigarettes, explaining that some of the flavors of the e-cigarettes include “lemonade” and “vanilla.” She added that these new devices glamorize for young people the “opportunity to smoke.” Electronic cigarettes can be purchased at stores like 7-Eleven, which sells one particular e-cigarette for about $10. Some brands of e-cigarettes are available without nicotine. If the City does regulate smoking e-cigarettes in the same way that tobacco has been regulated, things may also change significantly in bars and restaurants. The Signal Tribune asked about seven establishments along Pine Avenue if they enforced any restrictions against electronic cigarettes in their bars or outdoor patios. Two restaurants specifically prohibit them now. The other establishments do allow them. ß

Ordinance No. 2013-11-1464 was adopted by the City Council at their meeting of Tuesday, December 3, 2013. A summary of the ordinance is as follows:

AYES: NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTAIN:

The ordinance was adopted by the following vote:

Mayor Michael J. Noll, Vice Mayor Edward H.J. Wilson, Council Members Larry Forester, Tina L. Hansen, Lori Y. Woods None

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Pursuant to Signal Hill City Charter Section 315, this ordinance shall become effective thirty days from and after the date of its adoption. A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Office. Kathleen L. Pacheco City Clerk

Published in the Signal-Tribune newspaper on December 6, 2013. Posted at City Hall, Library, Discovery Well Park, and Reservoir Park on December 5, 2013.

CITY OF SIGNAL HILL TST4516 NoTICE oF oRDINANCE INTRoDUCTIoN

Ordinance No. 2013-11-1463 was re-introduced by the Signal Hill City Council at their meeting of Tuesday, December 3, 2013. A summary of the ordinance is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 3.28 OF THE SIGNAL HILL MUNICIPAL CODE ENTITLED “CLAIMS AGAINST CITY” ADDING PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CLAIMS MADE AGAINST CITY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE A copy of the full text of the ordinance is available in the City Clerk’s Office and on the City’s website www.cityofsignalhill.org. Second reading and adoption of this Ordinance is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Kathleen L. Pacheco City Clerk

Published in the Signal-Tribune newspaper on December 6, 2013. Posted at City Hall, Library, Discovery Well Park, and Reservoir Park on December 5, 2013.

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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 13-04, AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION OF A .20-ACRE PARCEL AT 2170 GUNDRY AVENUE FROM “LIGHT INDUSTRIAL” TO AREA 6 OF THE “SP-7 SPECIAL PURPOSE HOUSING SPECIFIC PLAN” AND REVISING THE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS BY INCREASING THE DENSITY FOR 6 TO 72 DWELLING UNITS

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Crimes reported by SHPD Citywide

Wednesday, Nov. 27 False pretense to obtain money 3:13pm– 2700 block Dawson Ave. Thursday, Nov. 28 Commercial burglary 12:36pm– 3300 block E. 19th St.

Disorderly conduct, under the influence 7:25pm– 900 block E. 33rd St. Friday, Nov. 29 DUI 12:55am– MLK Jr. Ave./E. 23rd St.

Stolen vehicle 10:15am– 1900 block St. Louis Ave.

DUI Non-injury hit-and-run 8:05pm– Cherry Ave./E. Crescent Heights St. Saturday, Nov. 30 Commercial burglary 1:22pm– 900 block E. 33rd St.

Commercial burglary 8:10pm– 900 block E. 33rd St.

DUI 10:25pm– E. Spring St./ Temple Ave.

Crimes reported by LBPD Council Districts 6, 7 & 8

Wednesday, Nov. 27 Residential burglary 11am– 2700 block Magnolia Ave.

Non-injury hit-and-run 10:25pm– Kilroy Airport Way/E. Spring St. Sunday, Dec. 1 Residential burglary DUI 11:45am– 100 W. 36th St. 2:09am– Bellflower Blvd./Los Coyotes Diagonal Grand theft auto 12pm– Atlantic Ave./E. Burnett St. DUI 6:36pm– Temple Ave./Hill St. Thursday, Nov. 28 Battery Commercial burglary 8:17am– 2500 block Olive Ave. 9:46pm– 1600 block E. Willow St. Monday, Dec. 2 Grand theft of property 4:30am– Atlantic Ave./E. 33rd St.

Stolen vehicle 4:06pm– 1900 block Junipero Ave.

Residential burglary 5:07pm– 2100 block E. 21st St.

Residential burglary 6:36pm– 2200 block Jeans Ct.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 Stolen vehicle 10:39am– 1400 block E. 29th St.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 DUI 12:06am– 1400 block E. 23rd St.

Commercial burglary 12:18am– 2800 block Cherry Ave.

Grand theft auto 12pm– Atlantic Ave./Burnett St.

Friday, Nov. 29 Recovered stolen vehicle 2:51am– 4800 block Gardenia Ave.

Grand theft auto 12pm– W. 23rd St./Chestnut Ave.

Robbery 9:28pm– E. San Antonio Dr./Atlantic Ave.

Sunday, Dec. 1 Grand theft auto 5:30pm– 1800 block Locust Ave.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 Grand theft auto 2am– 300 E. PCH@Orange Ave.

Grand theft auto 1:20pm– 2600 Long Beach Bvd.


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trobar on Atlantic Avenue for four years, said she couldn’t be more thrilled to see new sitdown, independent restaurants joining the mix. “I’m so excited to have more and more restaurants open up in our neighborhood here,” said the Bixby Knolls native. “The more restaurants that are here, the more of a destination point it is… [and] the more people are going to come into our neighborhood and spend money.” As it stands, Gutenkauf said

her restaurant, which was the first gastropub to open in Long Beach, has established a loyal “foodie” clientele, and is considered a “haven” for the most unique craft beers in the region, gets flooded during the monthly, now popular First Fridays Art Walk event. Sometimes there’s a two-hour wait to get in, she said. The way Gutenkauf sees it, however, having more dining options only builds on Long Beach’s “food culture” and makes Bixby Knolls more attractive to customers from outside the area. “I’m just really encouraged

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that more and more businesses are opening here because, the more blood that you have here, the more traffic and the more enthusiasm there is,” she said. The main rival for Bixby Knolls is Belmont Shore’s 2nd Street, which sets the bar for commercial real-estate values in Long Beach based on the heavy foot traffic the strip draws from tourists and nearby residents. Bixby Knolls, however, is becoming more attractive to entrepreneurs, said Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Association (BKBIA). “What we’re hearing directly from brokers and potential business owners is that they’ve now heard that Bixby Knolls is now an up-and-coming neighborhood and they’re now looking at it seriously,” he said. The momentum in Bixby Knolls is partly what drew film producer and Lakewood resident

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Natalie Gutenkauf, who has owned The Factory Gastrobar in Bixby Knolls since 2009, has been solicited to create her own cookbook. She said having more dining options in Bixby Knolls would help build on Long Beach’s ���food culture” and make the business corridor more attractive to customers from outside the area.

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drinks). Carpenter, who serves as the general manager and lives in the area, said the restaurant already has repeat customers just in the past few weeks of opening. He said 40 percent of the clientele walk in from the local neighborhood. The restaurant, which features an open kitchen, is also open lateuntil 10pm on Sundays through Thursdays and until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Carpenter said he expects the place to be busy for its first First Fridays event today, Dec. 6. “The neighborhood has really latched on,” said Carpenter, who has 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. “I think this street is just looking for some more places to dine.” Rick Bennett, who has owned WeilandBrewery in downtown Los Angeles for the past 14 years before being forced to close because of a new Metro subway line, said he plans to move his restaurant into a 3,500-squarefoot space at 4354 Atlantic Ave. He said his alcohol-sales license is still pending approval from the Alcohol Beverage Control Department and a conditional-use permit to operate still has yet to be finalized. If all goes as planned, however, Bennett said he plans to start construction in January. The restaurant, which got its name from its former location– the building of the historic Weiland Brewery that closed because of prohibition– is known for its American regional fare, including hamburgers with a selection of 30 different toppings. The restaurant also contracts with nearby beer distributors to provide a variety of craft beers. After moving to Long Beach two years ago, Bennett he was quickly sold on relocating to Bixby Knolls after plans to move into a spot on Pine Avenue in downtown fell through. “Once I saw Bixby Knolls, I immediately fell in love with the space and the area,” he said. “I knew where I wanted my restaurant to be in. I just kept going and looking until I found the right spot.” Bennett said he also sees the move as a chance to spruce up his menu as well. “We see Bixby Knolls as an opportunity to update my food,” he said. “We’re going to do some new items on this menu we’ve see RESTAURANTS page 19


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never done before. It should be very interesting.â&#x20AC;? Cohn said the influx of new restaurants should help draw customers to other small businesses along the corridor. The new dining establishments will also add to the list of places to eat during community events. BKBIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supper Club, for instance, introduces people to restaurants that have been there for years, such as Ninoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant and Georgieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place, as well as the ones that are brand new, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to have choices so people can start making their way up and down the street,â&#x20AC;? Cohn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives us more options.â&#x20AC;? While staying true to its family-oriented and community atmosphere, Bixby Knolls continues to evolve with more diversity, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always room to grow, adding that residents are still asking for a deli and an Indian-food restaurant, he said. There are also rumors that Michael Dene, owner of Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizzeria, which was

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recently recognized as the top pizzeria in the nation by Zagat.com, is planning to open a new location on Long Beach Boulevard. Cohn said thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still somewhat of a formula to Bixby Knolls in that businesses mostly cater to the local community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely got to be a Bixby Knolls feel to it, which is a real community-based and familybased neighborhood,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for. Obviously, the quality has to be there, and we want people in the neighborhood to want to come back over and over again and support the restaurants. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun for me is when you go into certain places and you see all sorts of familiar faces, and the owners know the residents.â&#x20AC;? Gutenkauf, who has recently been solicited by a publishing company to create a cookbook, said that people these days are

more open to new culinary approaches, such as using seasonal produce from local farmers markets and community gardens. Serving grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and sustainable seafood in her cuisine has â&#x20AC;&#x153;tested the boundsâ&#x20AC;? on price but provides for better quality food, she said. Gutenkauf said what also has made her restaurant a success is using social media, collaborating with local chefs and organizing regular events, such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;farm dinners,â&#x20AC;? cooking classes and the second annual Drink Good Beerfest that brought together 30 different breweries in September. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve created this community with other restaurants and created this scene with each other that it has really brought to light to the consumer that food is really more than just going out and eating,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food is an experience.â&#x20AC;? Ă&#x;

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