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SERVING BIXBY KNOLLS, CALIFORNIA HEIGHTS, LOS CERRITOS, WRIGLEY AND THE CITY OF SIGNAL HILL

Vol. 35 No. 45

Your Weekly Community Newspaper

Unofficial election results: Garcia, Dunn face June run-off for Long Beach mayor

April 11, 2014

Uranga, Richardson appear winners in their districts while voters favor medical-marijuana tax

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Willow Urgent Care, owned by Memorial Healthcare Independent Physicians Association (MHIPA) at 2704 E. Willow St. for more than 10 years, is expected to close its doors by the end of April. Patients are encouraged to check for local urgent care/after-hours care locations in their plan’s provider network.

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Robert Garcia (pictured on election night) consistently Damon Dunn (pictured in his campaign head shot), came dominated Tuesday’s returns and emerged as the frontrun- in second place for mayor and will face Garcia in a run-off this June. Dunn said his campaign did not schedule an elecner among the 10 candidates vying to become mayor. tion-night party “because we have not reached our goal.” CJ Dablo Staff Writer

The race for mayor The election returns available from the city clerk’s office are still unofficial, but so far, Long Beach mayoral candidates Robert Garcia and Damon Dunn have emerged as the candidates who are expected to face off against each other in a primary election that is scheduled for June 3. They each took a moment to reflect on their priorities for the city if they do become the next mayor. At an election-night party held on Tuesday at Hotel Maya, Garcia in an interview with the Signal Tribune emphasized a message of keeping the city finances healthy. He underscored how the fiscal policies now in place are still good ones. Currently serving as the city’s vice mayor, Garcia also said that he wants to look at “efficiencies” in government and ensure that there is no overspending. “But then, beyond that,” Garcia added, “we’re going to look at where we’re going to make investments in the future, and we’ve got to make sure that our police departments [are] getting the resources we need, that others are getting the

Willow Urgent Care in Signal Hill to close by end of April, wellness senior center already shuttered Sean Belk Staff Writer

Willow Urgent Care in Signal Hill recently announced it is closing its doors by the end of April, a month after a nearby wellness senior center shuttered. The news came as a surprise to some local patients looking to sidestep emergency-room lines. “That’s a shock,” said Long Beach resident Bruce Gillies, who was sitting in the urgent-care facility’s lobby this Wednesday, April 9 with his friend, Lakewood resident Jill Liter, who had abdominal pains. “I’m disappointed to hear it’s shutting down,” Gillies said, adding that he has frequented the place for years. Letters posted on the front doors and in the lobby of Willow Urgent Care indicate that the facility, located in a complex called Willow Medical Center at 2704 E. Willow St. off of Temple Avenue, will be officially closing at 1pm on April 30. A group of physicians, known as the Memorial Healthcare Independent see WILLOW page 2

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Part two of Signal Hill visioning workshop focuses on community services, economic development

Ashley Fowler Staff Writer

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Scott Charney, director of community development (far right), relays some of the issues he and his staff will encounter updating the City's strategic plan during a planning workshop on April 2.

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Rising personnel costs, new regulations and an aging population were just some of the issues cited as prospective challenges facing various departments in the City of Signal Hill during the second session of a two-part Strategic Plan Visioning Workshop. During that second meeting on April 2, City staff also asked residents for guidance in updating its strategic plan, which will be used to aid development over the next five to seven years. The existing strategic plan, drafted in 2006, does not address some of the newer issues facing the city, according to City Manager Ken Farfsing, who addressed the attendees at the beginning of the workshop, which focused on community services, community development, economic development and finance. Deputy City Manager Charlie Honeycutt said handling rising personnel costs and the impacts of state legislation are two of the administration department’s top concerns.

“I’m sure you’ve all heard about the rising pension costs– those are going to be pretty significant,” Honeycutt said. “We also must try to keep our salary and compensation package competitive to attract highly qualified employees and keep them here. State legislation, for instance, has stalled development on the new library. “One of the major goals of the City is building a new library, but the State has put library projects on hold,” Honeycutt said. “There is some legislation pending right now. If it gets passed, it will allow us to move forward with the library.” Pilar Alcivar-McCoy, community services director, was among many expressing desire for the new library. She listed existing facility maintenance as one of her department’s top concerns. “The old police station will be torn down, leaving a hole in the ground next to the library,” Alcivar-McCoy said. “We would like to fill up that hole with a new library.”

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Physicians Association (MHIPA), has operated Willow Urgent Care for more than 10 years. Though the urgent-care center is open only 12 hours (8am to 8pm) during weekdays and eight hours (9am to 5pm) during weekends, the facility is considered a convenient alternative to long lines at hospital emergency rooms, providing “same- ing out that there are three other located next to 7))4/$1-,,$<+$"D"-,"<,+$?)3$;93E:"/+$".&$$ $$ day, immediate care” for patients urgent-care centers in the local area. Willow Urgent $ /-*.-.*C$F:-,&3+.$1+,E)6+C$$ with “nonlife-threatening condiof local $ Care, are $not “There are a number tions,” according to the medical cen- options forF",,$?)3$6)3+$-.?)36"#-).$GH@CIJICKLLAC$ urgent care in the com- owned by the $ ter’s website. munity, including Seal Beach MHIPA, howIn addition, Willow Wellness Urgent Care, Urgent Care Plus ever he didn’t Center, a facility located across Wil- [located at 555 E. 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SHPD plans DUI/driver license checkpoint

The Signal Hill Police Department’s (SHPD) traffic unit will conduct a DUI/driver license checkpoint on Tuesday, April 15 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:30pm and 2:30am, according to a press release issued by the department. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment while checking drivers for proper licensing, and specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, according to the SHPD. Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Source: SHPD

Los Angeles man killed in Long Beach; other victim shot but stable

A Los Angeles man was killed in the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue on Saturday, April 5, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). Around 9:07pm on April 5, police were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the area. Arriving officers discovered two adult males with apparent gunshot wounds to their lower bodies. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported both victims to a local hospital. One victim appeared to be in critical condition and the other in stable condition with a non-life threatening injury. On Tuesday, April 8, the LBPD was notified that one of the victims had succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as 51-year-old Herbert Shephard of Los Angeles. The LBPD indicated that the surviving victim’s identity

will not be released. No suspect information is available as of press time, and a motive for the shooting is unknown. Those with information regarding this incident are asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide

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Thursday, April 3 Residential burglary 9:34am– 400 block E. Arbor St.

Residential burglary 10:17am– 100 block Eldridge St. Residential burglary 1:58pm– 3500 block Weston Pl. Grand theft auto 2pm– 2100 block Pacific Ave. Residential burglary 8:21pm– 1000 block E. PCH

Residential burglary 11:17pm– 1800 block E. PCH

Friday, April 4 Vehicle recovered 9:58am– 1800 block Palmer Ct.

Saturday, April 5 Residential burglary 12:56am– 400 block E. Arbor St.

Battery 3:28pm– Pasadena Ave./E. 23rd St.

Assault 9:09pm– 2300 block Eucalyptus Ave.

Sunday, April 6 Residential burglary 4:51am– 4700 block Virginia Ave.

Residential burglary 10:09am– 1000 block E. PCH

Residential burglary 9pm– 2100 block Elm Ave.

Residential burglary 9:25pm– 4800 block Pacific Ave.

Robbery 9:57pm– E. PCH/ MLK Ave.

Monday, April 7 Robbery 2:25pm– 100 E. 49th St.

Residential burglary 2:37pm– 4600 block Banner Dr.

Grand theft auto 6:43pm– 2000 block Long Beach Blvd. Tuesday, April 8 Homicide 1:21am– 2000 block Locust Ave. Battery 3:04am– 2000 block Cedar Ave.

Robbery 12:08pm– 2400 block Lewis Ave.

Residential burglary 3:56pm– 2100 block Atlantic Ave. Grand theft auto 6:30pm– MLK Ave./Hill St.

Residential burglary 7:27pm– 3700 block Cedar Ave.

Wednesday, April 9 Residential burglary 10:21am– 4100 block Cedar Ave.

Robbery 5:03pm– Cherry Ave./E.PCH

Robbery 5:28pm– Long Beach Blvd./E. Bixby Rd. Residential burglary 7:21pm– 2800 block Golden Ave.

Residential burglary 7:32pm– 4800 block Atlantic Ave. Crimes reported by SHPD Citywide

Thursday, April 3 Non-injury hit-and-run 11:09am– Walnut Ave./E. Willow St. Auto burglary 7:45pm– 1900 block Temple Ave.

Friday, April 4 Auto burglary 10:03am– Stanley Ave./E. 19th St.

Commercial burglary 7:08pm– 2200 block E. Willow St.

Saturday, April 5 Threatened crime with intent to terrorize 9:11am– E. Willow St./Walnut Ave.

Forgery 10:54am– 2200 block E. Willow St. Commercial burglary 11:02am– 2400 block Cherry Ave. Suspect in custody. Robbery 8:20pm– 2700 block Cherry Ave.

Sunday, April 6 Battery 2:11am– 1600 block E. 29th St. DUI 3am– 1600 block E. 29th St.

Petty theft 2:38pm– 2700 block Cherry Ave.

Monday, April 7 DUI 1:08am– Stanley Ave./Skyline Dr.

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GET DOCUMENTED What Mexican Mobile Consulate Who 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews and the Consul General of Mexico Carlos Manuel Sada Where McBride Teen Center,1520 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. When Saturday, April 12 from 7:45am to 2pm More Info Interested individuals can attend the free event to obtain important documents such as passports and consular ID cards. The event is open to the general public. All those interested in obtaining documents must make an appointment by calling 1-877-639-4835.

GREEN FOR SPRING What Spring plant sale Who Hughes Middle School Green Team When Sunday, April 12 from 9am to 3pm Where Upper playground at Longfellow Elementary School, 3800 Olive Ave. More Info Shoppers will be able to choose their own plants or purchase ready-to-go garden flats complete with a selection of herbs, veggies and flowers. Proceeds from the sale will raise funds for school environmental projects. Call (562) 673-2401.

FA-L.A.-L.A. What L.A. Opera Lecture Series Who L.A. Opera and the El Dorado Neighborhood Library Where El Dorado Neighborhood Library, 2900 Studebaker Rd. When Saturday, April 12 at 2pm More Info The event will feature a lecture of the opera Thaïs. This program will be presented by one of LA Opera’s Community Educators, a team of trained volunteer experts. The LA Opera Lecture Series presents insightful talks on opera’s history, literature, philosophy and fine arts. The presentation will be free and is recommended for adults. Light refreshments will be served. A free opera-related gift will be given out at the end of the presentation. Call (562) 5707500.

FEDERAL WORKER? What General meeting Who National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association When Monday, April 14 at 1pm Where Veterans Community Center at Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St. More Info Sharon Alvarado of City of Long Beach Health and Human Services will discuss nutrition. NARFE meetings recur the second Monday of each month.

HEAR BETTER What Cochlear implant presentation Who Hearing Loss Association, Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter Where Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave. When Thursday, April 10 at 6:30pm More Info Lisa Yuan, president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, will speak about auditory rehabilitation and cochlear implants. Call (562) 438-0597 or visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org . TOO TOXIC TO TRASH What E-Waste drop-off Who Lakewood High School Where Lakewood High parking lot, 4400 Brier Crest Ave. When Saturday, April 19 from 9am to 3pm More Info The public is encouraged to drop off electronic waste such as televisions, computer monitors, printers, cell phones and more.

MINGLE WITH CANDIDATES What Candidate lunch Who The North Long Beach Community Action Group Where Historic Long Beach Dairy and Creamery, 167 E. South St, When Saturday, April 19 from 9:30am to 1pm More Info Candidates running for state and federal offices will be at the event. Donations are welcome but not required. Email DPressburg@gmail.com .

Non-injury hit-and-run 7:44am– 2000 block E. 19th St.

Scavenging 9:56am– Alley R/3300 block Myrtle Ave.

Tuesday, April 8 Child abuse 4:48pm– Reservoir Park

Robbery 10:28pm– 2400 block Lewis Ave.

Wednesday, April 9 Battery 1:34am– 900 block Las Brisas Way DUI 4pm– 1600 block E. Willow St.

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Unless you are living in a cocoon or are off on a cruise ship, you are aware of Tuesday night’s City of Long Beach election results. For details of who won and who didn’t and who’s to be involved in a run-off in June, take a look at the front page of this issue. Today I have decided to spend a little time in this column to promote election comments from my Facebook “friends.” Most of the posts are worthy of a letter to the editor, but these days many folks would rather just do a quick Facebook entry. To take advantage of that trend, I contacted several of those who posted opinions on their accounts to get permission to reprint their words. Yippee! Everyone agreed to let me share with our readers. Maybe seeing their words and names in print will encourage them to write to me instead of just posting to a social-media site!

14.2-percent voter turnout, more than half was by mail. We will get the government we deserve– unfortunately. Fewer than 41,000 voted, yet so much was spent campaigning for their votes. I bet the aggregate dollar/vote cost is around $500. –Alan Tolkoff, Long Beach (2nd entry)

I am reading 14.2 percent of registered voters turned out in Long Beach to vote– with an option to vote by mail or in person and not to even try. Where do we inspire responsibility as a citizen of this city to vote and be a part of solutions to build quality for our future? Definite detachment going on. Wow. To believe our city has such a lack of civic engagement is a sad day for Long Beach. Let’s do better. –Carina Cristiano, Long Beach

Yesterday’s LB election was historic as predicted. However, the voter turnout was less than stellar. Congratulations to the outright winners of their election: City Prosecutor Doug Haubert, City Auditor Laura Doud, Councilmember-Elect Rex Richardson 9th District, Councilmember-Elect Roberto Uranga 7th District, Councilmember-Elect Suzie Price 3rd District, LBCC Trustee Jeff Kellogg Area 1, LBCC Trustee Elect Virginia Baxter Area 5, LBCC Trustee Elect Sunny Zia Area 3, LBUSD Boardmember-Elect Meagan Megan Kerr 1st District, LBUSD Boardmember John McGinnis District 3. I look forward to working with each of you. Congratulations also to those in making the runoff/next round. Keep working and advocating on behalf of those you are seeking to represent. Two more months to go! –Ed Wilson, Mayor of Signal Hill

[In response to Carina’s posting] Sad commentary indeed. I have too much to say, and I would doubtless tick off someone. I am very disappointed that marketing wins over substance...what quality of democracy is that? Viability squandered. –Laurie Angel

I hate to appear immodest, but I’m so excited I can’t contain this. Governor Jerry Brown actually called ME and told me how to vote. The governor must be preoccupied, because, although I tried to engage him in conversation, he just stuck to his script. He was like a recording. I guess he had a lot more calls to make. –Alan Tolkoff, Long Beach

Apparently Long Beach is for sale!!!! Shame on all those voters who are registered and did not vote.

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The turnout gets worse every year and YOU are paying for it!! –Annie Greenfeld

You know, it is very sad that a city the size of Long Beach, population just under a half a million people, had such a lousy voter turnout! There are approximately. 260,000 registered voters in this town, and I have heard that only 14 percent of those actually voted. That is only 36,400 voters. With the option of mailing in your vote, you didn’t even have to make a trip to your voting location to share your opinion of who or what you would like to happen in this election. Just fill out your ballot, and mail it in. How simple can it be? Choices are great to have, but if you don’t even make the effort to choose then you have no place to complain. I was happy and proud of the results, especially for Megan Kerr and Robert Garcia. Megan for winning the school board race and Robert for being in the run-off election in June. Long Beach is a great city and has lots to offer and needs the involvement of its citizens to make it an even better place to live, work and play. Now, I’m giving you another chance. Please take the opportunity and use your voice and vote on June 3. –Ward Shaw, Long Beach

Main Street menace: Assembly Bill 1522 C O M M E N TA RY

By John Kabateck • Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business

Sometimes the proposals that the [California] Legislature comes up with are enough to make small employers feel ill. Such is the case with Assembly Bill 1522, the proposed mandatory paid sick-leave bill authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez. AB 1522 mandates that all employers provide paid sick leave to all employees after only seven days of work in a calendar year. This bill requires that employers provide all employees with paid sick leave at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked regardless of size of employer or ability to compensate for the loss. Mandated paid sick leave creates more opportunity for abuse by employees because it would impose a new job-protected right for employee leave. Under the current voluntary system, employers may provide paid sick leave if they are able, or make other arrangements that allow for the employee to take time away from the business. The fact of the matter is that the majority of businesses, according to the National Compensation Survey (March, 2007), already provide sick leave to employees. It is worth reminding our elected officials that, unlike many larger corporations, small-business owners consider their employees to be their extended family. They want the best for them and want to be flexible when situations like an illness cause their employees to miss work. Many will take on the shift that their employee misses or just go without an extra set of hands that day. The bottom line is small-business owners want to accommodate their employees, and by imposing a one-size-fits-all mandate, that flexibility goes away.

Something even more concerning in this bill is that it exposes employers to a new private right of action and tilts the legal field in favor of employees by creating a rebuttable presumption of unlawful retaliation if the employer denies the leave request or takes an adverse employment action against any employee who has used paid sick leave. Take one sick day, and an employee can now sue if their employer takes any negative action regardless of the actual reason. Now small employers have to be concerned with retaliation from employees who don’t feel that they have received their “fair share” of sick leave or feel that they have missed out on a professional opportunity because they missed work due to illness. Add this to the barrage of the ADA and Prop 65 lawsuits that employers get hit with, and one wonders if it’s even worth keeping the doors open. The reality is this: add more mandates to small-business owners, and you take away time for them to do what they do best– create jobs and support their employees and communities. At the end of the day, small employers are the human-resources department of their company, and they want to do right by their employees. Enough is enough– it is time to say “no” to more employer mandates in the Golden State. And we urge those in the Legislature to do just that by rejecting AB 1522.

For more information about the National Federation of Independent Business, visit NFIB.com/ca .

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A drive for drivers

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach has been feeding people in the Long Beach area for over 43 years and currently delivers an average of 600 meals every day. We provide valuable services to the elderly and disabled in the Long Beach community, which includes the delivery of two meals each day, emergency medical “Vial of Life” program and daily interaction with our wonderful, well trained volunteers. We are currently looking for drivers to deliver meals between the hours of 10:30am and 12:30pm. With the help of the Long Beach community, we can expand our reach, enabling the Meals on Wheels organization to help more people each and every day. Michelle Manos Intern Meals on Wheels of Long Beach

[Ed. note– For more information about becoming a driver, contact Bill Cruikshank at (562) 439-5000 or bill.cruikshank@mowlb.org .

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I would like to thank everyone over there at the Tribune. You guys did a great job [“Imitating Life: A portrait of local artist Alex Garcia,” March 28, 2014], so thank you for the opportunity. It’s a great publication. I’ve gotten a few responses from some new people and have even made contact with a fellow Hampden-Sydney College grad who has become a professional freelance artist. So keep up the good work. This was a pretty big step for me. Thanks for the help. Alex Garcia Long Beach PUBLISHER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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I am surprised at all the debate over the Taxpayer’s Right to Know and Vote measure. Seems to be a lot of misinformation and aggression on this topic, especially towards the City Council. Hard to believe such a small group of “concerned citizens” would create so much controversy. Each week it’s the same names representing Signal Hill Community First (SHCF)– Maria Harris and Carol Churchill. Seems they are the voice of SHCF. Signal Tribune reported that two lawsuits were filed by SHCF. The first headline read, “Lawsuit claims Signal Hill city clerk prepared inaccurate ballot label” (March 14th, Page 3) and the second headline read [“Former Signal Hill police officials express opposition to Taxpayer’s Right to Know and Vote initiative” under the subheading] “Ongoing litigation” (April 4th, Page 15) stating, “Judge O’Brien directed both parties to come up with a compromise.” In summary, both lawsuits were denied and the judge suggested both parties work it out together. If SHCF is truly interested in taxpayers having a say on how dollars are spent, then why did they take it upon themselves to file two lawsuits against the City, costing the City money, without asking the taxpayers first? Isn’t that the essence of what SHCF are proposing– having the electorate be involved in matters that impact the City financially? Or does this not apply to them? Question– Why didn’t SHCF work with the city attorney to review the ballot label before it was submitted? This may have prevented a lawsuit. Question– Has the City offered to work with SHCF to ensure full transparency so that both parties agree on all paperwork submitted? Question– If Lori Woods, council member, was originally a proponent of Taxpayer’s Right to Know and Vote, what did she learn that reversed her position and vote against it? Question– Are there other proponents of this measure that have reversed their position and, if so, why? Question– Is the City and SHCF working closely together to maintain an open dialogue, thereby preventing future lawsuits by not working within a vacuum? Seems to be more questions than answers at this point, and it’s looking more like it’s turning into a personal matter rather than what’s good for the community. Better communication and working together more effectively is the key so that our taxpayers’ dollars are being used wisely and for taxpayers to be informed so that when it comes time to vote it’s based on accurate facts and not misinformation.

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Long Beach Police Foundation elects new board officers

The board of directors of the Long Beach Police Foundation (LBPF) recently elected a new executive committee. Bruce DD MacRae, vice president of State Government Affairs for UPS, was elected president. “It is an honor to be voted in as the new president of this great foundation,” MacRae said. “I have big shoes to fill, and with this dynamic team and board, we will work to bring together citizens and businesses of this great city for a common goal to support the men and women of the Long Beach Police Department, and to assure that they have all the tools needed to protect and serve us.” The slate of new board officers also includes Vice President Theresa Brunella, Secretary Gretchen Houser, Treasurer Lacy Marlette and Members at Large John G. Dixon and Helen Najar. MORE INFORMATION lbpolicefoundation.org

Life Reflection Frankie Powell Smith Frankie Powell Smith was born to William Powell Smith and Bessie Simpson Smith in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on December 8, 1936.  Frankie matriculated through the Winston-Salem Public School System graduating from Atkins High School in 1955. After graduation, Frankie moved to California, where in 1956 she married her high school sweetheart Earl Byrd Neal Jr. who was in the Navy. This union produced three children, Steven Todd, Shawn Tracy and Sonya Teresa Neal. Frankie went on to have a long career in the medical field serving as a nursing assistant; first at Long Beach Veterans Hospital and then for 30-plus years at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. Frankie retired from nursing in 2001 with the goal of traveling and spending quality time with her husband, children and grandchildren. With junkets throughout the United States and abroad to Paris, Rome and the Western Caribbean, Frankie got her wish and enjoyed retirement. Frankie received Christ at an early age. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Los Angeles. She was a kind and sweet spirit, with a compassion and willingness to serve, as proved by her vocation in life.  Frankie loved her family and she showered them, all family and friends, with her remarkable love. Frankie leaves to cherish her memory a devoted husband of 57 years, Earl B. Neal Jr., their three children, Steven T. Neal (Katonja), Shawn T. Neal (Cheryl) and Sonya T. Stevens (Stefan).   Her surviving siblings, Darline Bell of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Gary Jones of Oxon Hill, MD; Calvin (Lee) Jones of Upper Marlboro, MD, and Regina ( Jeannie) Smith of Oxon Hill, MD. Eight grandchildren, Latoya, Jazmene, Kakia, Erika, Shante, Malachi, Spencer and Jason, 10 great grandchildren, and a host of other nieces, nephews, extended family, co-workers and friends.

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A man is dead after being stabbed in the 2000 block of Locust Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Tuesday, April 8, at approximately 1:20am, Long Beach police officers responded to a call regarding a person screaming. When officers arrived, they discovered a male adult inside a residence who appeared to have sustained stab wounds to the upper torso. Officers detained an adult male who may have been involved in the incident. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded, and the victim was determined deceased at the scene. He has been identified as Akheem Johnson, 27, of Long Beach. The Department of Child and Family Services responded to assist the two young children who were asleep in the residence at the time of the incident. A motive is unknown; however the preliminary investigation indicated that an argument had ensued and escalated to a stabbing. Twenty-nine-year-old Bryant Keith Underwood of Lake Elsinore was booked for murder and is being held in Long Beach City Jail on $1,000,000 bail. Those with information regarding the incident are asked to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Roger Zottneck at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call 1800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIPLA plus their tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit LACrimeStoppers.org . Source: LBPD

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Independent artisans will once again converge on Bixby Knolls as part of the Uptown Village Market to display unique, handcrafted, often one-of-a-kind creations ranging from jewelry, ceramics, candles, baked goods, beauty products, fashion and accessories, and home and garden décor items. The Uptown Village Market will take place Friday, May 2, from 5pm to 10pm and Saturday, May 3, from 11am to 5pm at the Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave. The event will showcase over 90 local independent artists, crafters and designers in a circus-themed, indoor/outdoor setting that will include food trucks, a mini farmers market and baked goods from local businesses. The event is free to the public, and opening night will be held in conjunction with the First Fridays Art Walk on May 2. Organizers are encouraging those who want to enjoy a more personable and relaxing experience to attend on Saturday. For more information, visit uptownvillagemarket.com .

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From left: Maxine Barton-Bauman, who hosted an April 6 meet-and-greet for the Long Beach/Lakewood chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America; Anna Gilmore Hall, the national organization’s new executive director; and Congressmember Alan Lowenthal, who represents California’s 47th District

Congressmember Lowenthal, HLAA’s national executive director visit organization’s local chapter

United States Congressmember Alan Lowenthal (D-CA– 47th) made a surprise visit during an April 6 meet-and-greet hosted by the Long Beach/Lakewood chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) in the home of chapter member Maxine Barton-Bauman. During the visit, Lowenthal met Anna Gilmore Hall, the new executive director of the HLAA, who had traveled from the national HLAA headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland to help officially kick off the Walk4Hearing scheduled to take place June 1 at Shoreline Park in Long Beach. That kickoff had taken place April 5 at Dave and Buster’s in the Irvine Spectrum, where Hall met chapter members from Simi Valley, Pasadena, Long Beach/Lakewood, San Diego and Fullerton. Hall toured northern California prior to visiting southern California to meet members of HLAA. “Even though you’re in a drought, the grass is green,” Hall said during her trip to Long Beach. “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen green grass.” Hearing Loss Association, Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter is a support group offering education on coping skills and resources to people with hearing loss to help survive in a hearing world. The local chapter meets at 6:30pm on the second Thursday of each month at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., in Lakewood. For more information, call (562) 438-0597 or visit hlalongbeachlakewood.org, hearingloss.org or walk4hearing.org .

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Sixth District Councilmember Dee Andrews and the Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine are making improvements to Veterans Park, 101 East 28th St., this month, according to Andrews’s office. Work on the 14.32 acres of land will include: resurfacing of two basketball halfcourts, resurfacing of one hockey court, resurfacing of two tennis courts with one being converted into a futsol court, and the replacing and upgrading of 54 windows in the recreation center. Funding for the improvements came from Andrews’s one-time Upland Oil funds, according to his office. “It is great to see one of our city’s parks getting much needed renovations,” Andrews said. “Each day, I see hundreds of people enjoying this park, and I know they will be enjoying it even more now.” The current site between 28th and Spring Street was acquired as a park and named Veterans Memorial Park on August 19, 1952. On April 12, 1956, a development plan was approved by the City Council. The park was completed in April 1958 with the dedication of the community recreation center, which contains a large multipurpose room with a raised stage and hardwood floors, a kitchen and two classrooms. Other park improvements include a lighted softball field, a lighted baseball field, a lighted soccer field, four basketball courts, two tennis courts, a volleyball court, a group picnic area, a freestanding restroom and a playground for pre-school and school-aged children. For more information, call Andrews’s office at (562) 570-6816. Source: 6th District Council office

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Fourth District Long Beach Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell’s office will host a spring egg hunt on Saturday, April 12 from 10am to noon at Los Altos Park, 5481 Stearns St. “The spring egg hunt is an event for the whole family to enjoy,” O’Donnell said. “We are excited to kick off spring in the 4th District with a day of fun.” Free of charge and open to the public, the event will feature family photo opportunities, music, a bounce house and more. Source: O’Donnell’s office

Local church to host free Easter activities for kids

California Heights United Methodist Church and Children’s Center, 3759 Orange Ave., is inviting children through 5th grade to an Easter-egg hunt that will include crafts, games and a visit with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 19, from 10am to noon. Admission and activities are free. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras. sparkles and mini stickers. For more information, visit calheightsumc.org or call (562) 595-1996. Source: Cal Heights United Methodist Church et “A Gourmg Giftin & Baking Company”

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A portrait of local artist Kellie omas-Walker

Cory Bilicko

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Though she says she has created some form of art her entire life, Kellie Thomas-Walker has only been pursuing art as a career for a little more than five years. Born in Upland and having grown up in Old Shasta, the 37-year-old artist has been living in Long Beach with her husband and four daughters for the last 10 years. Her faith is important to her, and it’s evident in her work. However, an active lifestyle is also a meaningful part of her life, as well as her family’s; running, camping and learning to surf are ways she spends her time when she isn’t gardening, reading or helping out at her girls’ school.

What drew you into the art world? It chose me. I felt a little off-axis. I had given birth to all four of my girls. My youngest was Kellie Thomas-Walker one year old, yet I felt like something was missing. I started What would you say is your actively working on my art then stumbled “point of view” as an artist? across an art call for Gallery Expo in Bixby Art is a creative catharsis for me. Knolls. My first show I exhibited 15 art- I put my vulnerability into my works. I sold a large abstract on the First Fri- artworks. My art is my soul’s days Art Walk. The vibe, the people, the art, journey. the artists...I was hooked. Have you had any training as an artist? I have not had formal training. I have been surrounded by art, since my mother is a painter, illustrator. I didn’t realize how much my mom taught me until I was an adult.

What are your biggest obstacles to getting your work accomplished, and how do you combat them? For me I have dealt with the galleries or publications that promise a great deal, only for an escalated fee. When I first started out I fell into that trap. Lost money and learned my lesson to be very wary. I have found that in general, people do not know that some galleries ask artists not just for a hefty commission, but wall rent fees. I’m having to be extremely selective at this point. For the past seven months I have been consistently selling art works just through word of mouth. It can be extremely frustrating at times. You want to make a name for yourself, get your work out there. It’s not as easy as some may think. What inspires you the most as an artist? Jesus Christ.

“The Kingdom,” mixed media on canvas

Your mom also makes art. How much has she inspired you creatively? My mama is my hero. Not just her artistic ability

“Greater Shores,” acrylic on canvas

but her strength of heart urges me to be a better person every day. I, along with my brother and sister, did not have a good start in this life, but that does not mean the rest will be the same. Bad things happen whether if we are afraid or not. We must let go of fear. My mom taught me that.

Likewise, how do you think your art affects your own children? My four daughters continue to blow me away with their capability. Some households play video games; we sketch or paint, or write a play, poem or story. My mama wouldn’t let the TV be on until 5pm, and only if homework and chores were done. I’m following that rule. It encourages the creative mind. Health and fitness is vital in my house. If the body isn’t running at its premium, how can the mind?

To view more of Thomas-Walker’s work, visit kelliethomas-walker.com .


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Long Beach has several facilities for residents to exercise their dogs off-leash. Most facilities feature spaces for both large and small dogs, benches for owners, free doggie waste bags and water fountains. Double entrance and exit gates help provide a secure environment for dogs. Parks, Recreation and Marine Dog Parks are non-supervised facilities. Patrons should use recreational dog facilities at their own risk. The City of Long Beach accepts no responsibility for the behavior of dogs or dog owners and has posted the following rules for its dog parks:

• Each dog must be under the control of an adult. • Only one dog per adult is permitted. • The dog must be under visual and voice control at all times. • Dog owners must pick up after their dogs and dispose of waste in provided containers. • Dogs must be older than four months, vaccinated and licensed. • Puppies younger than four months are not permitted for their and other dogs’ protection. • Owners must have a leash. Dogs shall be on leashes whenever outside dog park/zones. • No aggressive dogs are

allowed. • Dog owners are legally responsible for injuries caused by their dogs. • Professional dog trainers/handlers are not permitted to use the facility for instruction. • Female dogs in heat are not allowed. • All dogs must wear a collar with current tags. • No spiked collars allowed; they can hurt other dogs. • No food– for humans or dogs– of any kind is allowed. • Owners shall provide drinking water for their dogs as needed. • Children must be supervised by adults. • Children are not permitted to run, shout, scream, wave arms or excite or antagonize dogs.

Long Beach dog parks are located at the following sites: • Rosie’s Dog Beach, Ocean Boulevard between Roycroft and Argonne avenues; open 6am to 8pm seven days a week • Downtown Dog Park, Broadway and Pacific Avenue; open dawn to dusk every day • K-9 Corner Dog Park, 9th Street and Pacific Avenue; open 6am to 10pm every day • Uptown Dog Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd., on the west side of Scherer Park; open dawn to dusk every day • Recreation Dog Park, 5201 E. 7th St.; open 6am to 10pm every day, but park may be closed Mondays before noon for maintenance • Wrigley Heights Dog Park, 3401 Golden Ave.; open 6am to 10pm every day, but park may be closed Mondays before noon for maintenance Source: longbeach.gov


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Pet-adoption event to include free microchipping, vendors

The local pet-information website The Pet Post will host a “Second Chance” pet-adoption event on Sunday, April 13. from 10am to 3pm at Good Neighbor Park, 2800 N. Studebaker Rd. Animal Care Services will provide free pet microchipping from 11am to 1pm, while supplies last, for residents of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach. Organizers are asking attendees to bring donations of dry dog or cat food to help feed local pets in need. The event will also include music, merchandise vendors and food. Friends of Long Beach Animals, Alpha Pet Care, Canvaspet, ACS, First Bank, and Stephen Coates, DDS are sponsoring the adoption event. MORE INFORMATION thepetpost.com

Gelson’s market, local pet organizations to co-host Pet Adoption Day on April 13

Gelson’s Supermarket, 6255 E 2nd St., will co-host a Pet Adoption Day along with partners like West Coast Animal Rescue, Long Beach Spay and Neuter, Long Beach Animal Care Services, Friends of Long Beach Animals and Fix Long Beach on Sunday, April 13 from 11am to 3pm. “We all are hoping for an even bigger turnout this time and will continue to hold regular adoption events at this store location,” said Jeff Stein from Gelson’s. “The animal community here is awesome.” Gelson’s works with local animal-rescue groups to host adoption events at select locations. So far, they have helped find homes for more than 200 displaced pets, according to Gelson’s. Their pet partners also include: Amanda Foundation, Best Friends, Bill Foundation, The Forgotten Dog, DAWG of Santa Barbara, Pet Orphans, and Rescue Train. The ultimate goal is to educate first-time and existing pet owners about the growing need to adopt and/or foster dogs and cats that need a second chance. Gelson’s will supply free samples from their pet partners and give away reusable bags and store coupons with any donation to the pet-rescue cause.

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continued from page 1 Alcivar-McCoy also said that the changing demographics– the aging baby boomer population– will result in an increase in demand for some of the services they are already stretched to provide. Director of Economic Development Elise McCaleb said it is tough to build in Signal Hill for a couple of reasons– contamination and competition with retailers offered in Long Beach. “We have property that has environmental contamination, and there’s no funds for the clean-up,” McCaleb said. “Developing property in Signal Hill is challenging because of the city’s oil legacy. There are active oil lines.” Finance Director Terri Marsh said her department’s biggest challenge was

to upgrade their technology. Currently, the finance department can’t take credit cards at the counter, and customers don’t have the option to pay for their services online. Marsh said they will strive to be more user-friendly in the future. Scott Charney, community services director, warned against looming state mandates regarding oil fields and regulations on available parking. “The State is really going to require us to focus on and accommodate more high-density development, even if we don’t want it,” Charney said. “Just some things on the horizon.” After the departments’ presentations were over, facilitator Bill Kelly asked attendees to describe the City’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for

growth and some of the threats it will face over the next few years. The feedback was almost identical to the previous strategic-planning workshop on March 22. To resident Sonia Savoulian, Signal Hill’s size could be considered both a strength and a weakness. “Because it is so small, I think the city can be more nimble and responsive to the demands and expectations of its citizens,” Savoulian said. “But it’s also a city that’s hidden. Being surrounded by Long Beach in many ways makes us invisible.“ Resident Lance Woods, who is married to Signal Hill Councilmember Lori Woods, said he was upset that the City allocates such a large slice of the budget for public safety. “I don’t know why so many people are worried about public safety,” Woods said. “I don’t fear for my life. I don’t fear here. What is a ‘threat’ to me is how much money we’re spending on our police.” Other members of the community said they felt that low voter turnout was a big problem in the city as well as civic disengagement, in general. Others called for a city center with more shops and restaurants. “Signal Hill has brought in a lot of retail, but it’s been more of the big-box flavor,” Savoulian said. “I think what the city really needs is some sort of a lifestyles center like The Grove. It could be that downtown that we’re missing where you could go and shop and hang out.” Resident Lance Woods called for a high-end bike shop to accommodate the bikers that take advantage of the city’s topography. He also suggested that the new library should be designed to be a place where young adults gravitate. “Don’t make our library a traditional library,” Woods said. “If we build here, it should be like a stateof-the-art coffee shop with a beautiful view on the hill.” Despite some brief disagreements, Harris left the meeting excited for the future. Resident Donna Harris said she appreciated the opportunity to have

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Before leading attendees in a city-planning brainstorming session, facilitator Bill Kelly explains that only six cents per every property-tax dollar actually goes to the City of Signal Hill to provide services.

her voice heard but was disappointed by the turnout of about 15 people. “We live in a democracy, and the idea is you are supposed to be able to participate in your own government,” Harris said. “If people don’t have the opportunity to express their opinions, that democracy’s not functioning.” However, she was optimistic

about the direction the City plans to take. “There seems to be a unity of vision about creating an identity for Signal Hill such as having a town center, marketing campaign, recognizable signage and a signature event,” Harris said. “I’m a PR-ish kind of person, so I like that fact that a lot of people are liking that idea.”

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resources that they need and then have an optimistic, forward-thinking vision of the city. I think that’s the most important thing.” Garcia credited his success at the polls to his own record of service to Long Beach as well as his campaign’s focus on a positive message. In a telephone interview Wednesday, Dunn talked about his priority of creating jobs in the city. He highlighted his business experience and relationship to the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. He explained that the Chamber had created an economic-development plan and talked to representatives of industry sectors to determine what businesses need to grow. “We have to become businessfriendly,” Dunn said, also emphasizing the need for government efficiency and adding that the city should “start collecting data for people that have [interactions] with our city…from inspections to business permits to business [licenses] to development permits.” He said that the City should look at its processes and areas where there might be poor customer serv-

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Teer Strickland (second from left), 7th district Long Beach Council candidate, with supporters Virginia and Nicolas Zart, watch election results Tuesday evening at Sorrento Italian Kitchen on Orange Avenue. Also pictured is Strickland’s 14-yearold son Aaron. ice to see where changes should be made in procedures and fees. Dunn expressed his gratitude to the voters as he promised to continue to work hard. Throughout Tuesday evening, Garcia dominated the field of 10 candidates

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Incumbent Doug Haubert, who won 73.85 percent of the vote for city prosecutor, receives a congratulatory phone call at Forbidden City restaurant on election night.

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Joan Greenwood, 7th district Long Beach Council candidate, is surrounded by well-wishers and her campaign manager Stephanie Wells as they all watch the results of the election at Patricia’s Mexican Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue.

vying to become the city’s next mayor. According to early Wednesday morning’s tallies, Garcia received 9,670 votes, or 25.39 percent, of the ballots that were counted so far. Dunn received 8,478 votes, or 22.26 percent. Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal trailed the two leading candidates. She received 7,453 votes, or 19.57 percent. Fifth District Councilmember Gerrie Schipske received 5,889 votes, or 15.46 percent. Doug Otto received 5,186 votes, or 13.62 percent. Jana Shields received 840 votes, or 2.21 percent. Steven Paul Mozena received 182 votes, or .48 percent. Mineo Gonzalez received 150 votes, or .39 percent. Eric Rock received 149 votes, or .39 percent. Richard Anthony Camp received 90 votes, or .24 percent.

Measure A The measure in support of the sales tax on medical marijuana enjoyed a major turnout of voters. So far, according to the unofficial city-clerk results, 26,017 voters or 74.03 percent favored the measure while 9,129 voters or 25.97 percent voted against it. Adam Hijazi, a representative of the Long Beach Collective Association, said in a telephone interview Wednesday that he was not surprised by the overwhelming turnout that favored the tax. “We really wanted to make sure that it was going to pass overwhelmingly so that way, we could send a message to the City Hall and the city attorney’s office,” Hijazi said, describing how the association reached out to many individuals who signed a petition last year that asked for regulation of the medical-marijuana dispensaries to be on the ballot in an election. One court determined that the medical-marijuana advocates did not gather enough petition signatures to hold an election. Hijazi said that the association is still challenging that earlier court decision and that the matter will be soon heard by an appeals court in June. Hijazi said that the tax measure is a good start, but he is also hoping that the City will develop good public policy to regulate dispensaries and help patients. see ELECTION page 15

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Roberto Uranga, 7th district Long Beach Council candidate (left), watches election-night results with supporter Gloria Cordero at Lona's City Limits on Wardlow Road. Uranga was later declared the winner.

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Eighth District Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin (left) and Rex Richardson, 9th-district Long Beach Council candidate, wait for election results at Sal's Gumbo Shack on Long Beach Boulevard on Tuesday night.

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Name of business: Bixby Knolls Car Wash & Detail Center Name of owners: Shell & Sheldon Grossman Address: 577 E. Wardlow Rd. at Atlantic Ave. Phone: (562) 595-6666 Hours: Open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm What type of business: Car wash and detail center How long in business: Since 1977 Unique features of your business:We are continuing to “go green” and strive to be environmentally sensitive. We are a member of the International Car Wash Association’s Water Savers program. To conserve water, we installed a reclaim wash-water system. This system filters our wash water so we can recycle it, cutting down the amount of new fresh water used to wash a vehicle. We also installed correct rinse nozzle sizes, to limit the amount of water used to rinse– no more than what’s necessary to remove cleaning solutions from a car’s surface, as well as high-level shut off systems and carefully controlled landscape watering equipment. What do you want your customers to know? All of the car wash related cleaning and waxing products used at Bixby Knolls Car Wash are safe for the environment. Website: Bixbyknollscarwash.com Email: bixbyknollcw@aol.com


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TST4605 TSG No.: 7354658 TS No.: CA1200248173 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 7148-001-030 Property Address: 3300 CALIFORNIA AVENUE SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/15/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04/17/2014 at 10:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 09/22/2003, as Instrument No. 03 2782876, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: NICHOLAS L. LIDDI JR. AND DIANE P. LIDDI, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 7148-001-030 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3300 CALIFORNIA AVENUE, SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 he undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $283,409.18. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1200248173 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 6 CAMPUS CIRCLE WESTLAKE, TX 76262 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772NPP0228668 To: SIGNAL TRIBUNE 03/28/2014, 04/04/2014, 04/11/2014

TST4611 NoTICE oF TRUSTEE'S SAlE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/29/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and

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expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Miguel A. Bello, a single man Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 10/12/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2269767 in book ---, page--- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 04/29/2014 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $323,980.51 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt Street Address or other common designation of real property: 12803 Tomahawk Ln # 226, Norwalk, CA 90650-3324 A.P.N.: 8045-006-022 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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 this 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 (866)-960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site HYPERLINK "http://altisource.com/resware/TrusteeServicesSearch.asp x"http://altisource.com/resware/TrusteeServicesSearch.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2013-02262-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 Date: March 20, 2014 Western Progressive, LLC , LLC , as Trustee c/o 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 Irvine, CA 92606 Automated Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://altisource.com/resware/TrusteeServicesSearch.aspx Published in the Signal Tribune through 4/18/14

TST4606 / 2014 073507 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: MOBILE MATH TUTOR, 6615 Monlaco Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808. Registrant: RODNEY BREMER, 6615 Monlaco Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Rodney Bremer. 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 March 19, 2014. 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: March 28, & April 4, 11, 18, 2014. TST4599 / 2014 068641 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: DUTCH BOY BOOKKEEPING, 3218 Faust Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808. Registrants: DAVID GOODWIN, 3218 Faust Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: David Goodwin 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 March 13, 2014. 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: March 21, 28, & April 4, 11, 2014.

TST4600 / 2014 059637 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: R.M. WELDING & FABRICATION, 8504 Firestone Blvd. #320, Downey, CA 90241. Registrant: RONDY ROSHA MASON, 8504 Firestone Blvd. #320, Downey, CA 90241. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Rondy Rosha Mason. The registrant has begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. The registrant began using this fictitious busi-

ness name on March 5, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 5, 2014. 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: March 21, 28, & April 4, 11, 2014.

TST4601 / 2014 060136 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: HONEYSUCKLE, 3199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 101, Signal Hill, CA 90755. Registrant: VICHITRA MADY, 1923 E. Luray St., Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Vichitra Mady. 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 March 6, 2014. 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: March 21, 28, & April 4, 11, 2014.

TST4603 / 2014 073673 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: LOAN DOC CLOSERS, 15911 La Forge St., Apt. C, Whittier, CA 90603. Registrant: MARIO RAMIREZ, 15911 La Forge St., Apt. C, Whittier, CA 90603. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Mario Ramirez. 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 March 19, 2014. 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: March 21, 28, & April 4, 11, 2014.

TST4608 / 2014 074294 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: TURBO AUTO REPAIR, 1752 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813. Registrant: DENYSSE LOPEZ, 1752 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Denysse Lopez. 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 March 20, 2014. 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: March 28, & April 4, 11, 18, 2014.

TST4609 / 2014 068665 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: WATER FRONT PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, 5170 Colorado St., Long Beach, CA 90814. Registrant: SEANY RENFROW, 5170 Colorado St., Long Beach, CA 90814. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Seany Renfrow. 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 March 13, 2014. 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: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014.

TST4610 / 2014 070659 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: EAO CONSULTING, 1832 Montair Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: JEANETTE K. GRZESIK, 1832 Montair Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Jeanette K. Grzesik. 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 March 5, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 17, 2014. 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: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014.

TST4613 / 2014 081092 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: BETTER ENERGY SOLUTIONS, 7890 E. Spring St. #16D, Long Beach, CA 90815. Registrant: THOMAS KAZUMA HUNT, 7890 E. Spring St. #16D, Long Beach, CA 90815. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Thomas Kazuma Hunt. 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 March 26, 2014. 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: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014. TST4614 / 2014 081983 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: SCHOOL OF HEALING MARTIAL ARTS, 5707 Candlewood St., Lakewood, CA 90713. Registrant: DANIEL HOOVER, 5707 Candlewood St., Lakewood, CA 90713. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Daniel Hoover. 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 March 27, 2014. 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: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014.

TST4615 / 2014 086409 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: CLEAN & CLEAR JANITORIAL MAINENANCE, 175 E. Ellis St., Long Beach, CA 90805. Registrant: DAVID NUNEZ, 175 E. ELLIS St., Long Beach, CA 90805. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: David Nunez. 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 April 1, 2014. 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: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014. TST4616 / 2014 087593 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as: 1. HARMONY WORLD IMPORTS, 2. RUSTIC FURNITURE, 3440 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803. Registrants: 1. BHADRASEN NEGI, 2. ANITA NEGI, 3440 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803. This business is conducted by: a Married Couple. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Bhadrasen Negi. 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 April 2, 2014. 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: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014.

TST4617 / Case No. NS026942 oRDER To SHoW CAUSE FoR CHANGE oF NAME, SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, 275 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. PETITION OF Kanelin Monroe Howard. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner KANELIN MONROE HOWARD, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: KANELIN MONROE HOWARD. to Proposed Name: KAELIN DESHAWN BAKER. 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: MAY 8, 2014; Time: 8:30 am.; Dept. S26, Room 5500. 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: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014. ___//ss//___ Michael P. Vicencia, Judge of the Superior Court Dated: January 8, 2014

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TST4618 / 2014 074467 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: MANCHESTER DISTRIBUTION, 3517 Ransom St., Long Beach, CA 90804. Registrant: ENRIQUE VILLEGAS-PADILLA, 3517 Ransom St., Long Beach, CA 90804. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Enrique Villegas-Padilla. 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 March 20, 2014. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on March 20, 2014. 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: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014.

TST4619 / 2014 069340 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: MONCURE FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS, 3846 Lime Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: CARMEN MONCURE, 3846 Lime Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Carmen Moncure. 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 March 14, 2014. 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: April 11, 18, 25, & May 2, 2014. TST4620 / 2014 071426 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: MELVIN RANDALL EXPRESS, 1805 E. Wardlow Rd. Apt. 12, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: MELVIN CALVIN RANDALL, 1805 E. Wardlow Rd. Apt. 12, Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Melvin Calvin Randall. 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 March 17, 2014. 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: April 11, 18, 25, & May 2, 2014.

TST4621 / 2014 089884 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: FINAL TOUCH HARDWARE AND DECORATIONS, 3615 Elm Ave. Apt. 24, Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: RICHARD BEIGEL, 3615 Elm Ave. Apt. 24, Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Richard Beigel. 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 April 3, 2014. 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: April 11, 18, 25, & May 2, 2014.

TST4622 / 2014 093622 FICTITIoUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: P&M SALES, 15721 Passage Ave. 1, Paramount, CA 90723. Registrant: PENNY MARIE HAMBRICK, 15721 Passage Ave. 1, Paramount, CA 90723. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Penny Marie Hambrick. 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 April 8, 2014. 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: April 11, 18, 25, & May 2, 2014.


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“We’re definitely working on this with the City,” Hijazi said, adding that he hoped Tuesday night’s message “gets to show a little bit of some of the priorities and the will of the people regarding medical cannabis in the city of Long Beach.”

Uncounted ballots There is one caveat about the latest election results updated early morning, April 9– there are still ballots that are left to be counted. According to Ed Aramburo of the city clerk’s office on Thursday, more than 9,000 vote-by-mail and provisional ballots still need to be canvassed and counted. Aramburo explained that canvassing involves signature verification and ensuring that the ballots are inspected and checked for duplicates. Once the ballot is verified that it is ready to be scanned, it is then tallied. He added that the city clerk’s office is expected to offer a revised tally early next week. Some races may be determined by these outstanding votes.

Other results Here is a breakdown of the other races in the election, according to the latest tally. City-attorney candidates Charles Parkin and James Johnson will be facing off in the June run-off election. Parkin won 45.11 percent of the vote, just ahead of Johnson, who won 37.77 percent. Matt Pappas trailed both candidates. He won 17.11 percent. City Auditor Laura Doud, who ran unopposed, won 100 percent of the votes in her bid for re-election. City Prosecutor Doug Haubert

won 73.85 percent of the vote, defeating Rosemary Chavez, who only won 26.15 percent. Haubert may avoid the need to run in a June election if he maintains a lead of more than 50 percent plus one vote. At least two races for city-council seats will likely be determined in the June run-off election. Listed below are the leading candidates. Lena Gonzalez and Misi Tagaloa have emerged as the frontrunners to compete to represent the 1st district in a June run-off. Gonzalez won 45.5 percent of the vote, and Tagaloa won 30.45 percent. The councilmember race for the third district may not need to go to a run-off. Suzie Price enjoyed 54.86 percent of the vote, and if she maintains that lead of more than 50 percent plus one vote, she will go on to become the 3rd-district councilmember. Winning only 13.12 percent of the vote, Jack Rosenberg trailed significantly behind Price in second place. Fifth-district-councilmember candidates Stacy Mungo and Carl Kemp have emerged as the frontrunners and will face off in the June election. Mungo received 37.74 percent of the vote, and Kemp received 31.43 percent. Seventh-district-councilmember candidate Roberto Uranga has possibly avoided the need to participate in a June run-off race. Uranga won 50.25 percent of the vote. Joan Greenwood finished in second place, winning 24.54 percent. If Uranga maintains a lead of more than 50 percent plus one vote in the final tally, he will represent the seventh district. Ninth-district-councilmember candidate Rex Richardson won 72.41 percent, defeating Ben Daugherty, who only won 27.59 percent. If he maintains that lead of more than 50 percent

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plus one vote, Richardson will become the 9th-district councilmember and avoid the need to be in a runoff. The returns for the Long Beach Community College (LBCC) District’s Governing Board were relatively tighter races, but they may have avoided the need for a June election. Board President Jeffrey Kellogg received 55.6 percent of the vote while Marshall Blesofsky won 44.4 percent. If Kellogg maintains a lead of more than 50 percent plus one vote, he will continue to represent LBCC’s trustee area one without the need to run in a June run-off election. Sunny Zia won 59.76 percent of the vote over Stella Ursua’s 40.24 percent. If she maintains that lead of more than 50 percent plus one vote in the final tally, Zia will represent LBCC’s trustee area three. Virginia Baxter won 55.7 percent of the vote, defeating Gregory Slaughter, who won 44.3 percent. If she maintains that lead of more than 50 percent plus one vote in the final tally, Baxter will go on to represent LBCC’s trustee area five. The race to represent two districts of the board of the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) is also close. Megan Kerr won 51.32 percent of the vote, defeating Uduak-Joe Ntuk, who won 48.68 percent. If she maintains that lead of more than 50 percent plus one vote in the final tally, Kerr will also go on to represent LBUSD’s first district. Board President John McGinnis won 52.9 percent of the vote, defeating Juan Benitez, who won 47.1 percent. If he maintains that lead of more than 50 percent plus one vote in the final tally, McGinnis will continue to represent LBUSD’s third district. ß

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