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

Vol. 35 No. 46

April 18, 2014

Your Weekly Community Newspaper

LB city clerk releases updated tally for April 8 election Vote-by-mail, provisional ballots included in new unoďŹƒcial report

CJ Dablo Staff Writer

There were several close calls in last week’s Primary Nominating Election in Long Beach held on April 8, and candidates in several races for public office didn’t know until this week whether they had won enough votes to take office or whether they needed to continue their campaigns in preparation for a General Municipal Election on June 3. As the Signal Tribune reported last week, the Long Beach City Clerk’s office estimated that about 9,000 vote-by-mail and provisional

did not change the standings of the frontrunners. Candidates had to win the election with a lead of “50 percent of the vote plus one� over their opponents to avoid the need to run in the June election. Three candidates very narrowly kept that necessary lead. Roberto Uranga, a candidate running for the city-council seat in the 7th district, held on to 50.9 percent of the vote. He finished with 2,950 votes out of 5,796. Joan Greenwood trailed Uranga, finishing with only 1,428, or 24.64 percent of the vote.

ballots that were received on April 7 and April 8 had not yet been tallied. The city clerk’s office finally released an updated tally reflecting those votes this week. Results noted

in this report are still unofficial since the city clerk has not yet certified the election.

The City saw another low voter turnout at last week’s election. Only 49,870 out of the 285,029 registered voters (17.5 percent) cared to fill in a ballot this time. Although they had the potential to change who won the election, the 9,000 or so ballots that were tallied several days after Election Night

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Workers sit ready to help tally the ballots on the night of the Primary Nominating Election at organized computer workstations at the Long Beach City Council Chamber on April 8.

Proposal to charge fees for new Signal Hill youth programs sparks more debate about Measure U

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Roy Mercado (far left), coach for the City of Signal Hill’s Community Services Department, instructs children participating in the City’s after-school program at the basketball courts of Signal Hill Park on Wednesday, April 16.

Sean Belk Staff Writer

Debate about a controversial ballot measure, known as Measure U, continued this week as Signal Hill city officials raised concerns that the initiative would impact the City’s ability to charge fees for new after-school and summertime youth recreation programs. The City Council voted unanimously (3-0) at its April 15 meeting to advance a fee resolution to recover costs for new and existing recreation programs that would be offered by the City’s community-services department to youth ages 3 to 14. Mayor Ed Wilson and Councilmember Tina Hansen were both absent for the agenda item. Fees would range from $2 per day to $12 per day per participant, generating an estimated $92,000 annually to partially offset operational costs for the current Afterschool Recreation Club (ARC) and Itty Bitty Day Camp in addition to newly proposed “tween� summer day-camp programs, according to a staff report. The Council typically considers fee resolutions when adopting the City’s budget in mid-June, but staff recommended the Council consider the fees prior to the June 3 election because of “uncertainty� created by Measure U, the staff report states. According to city officials, if voters pass the measure, also known as the Taxpayer’s Right to Know and Vote initiative, the City would have to get a citywide

Historic memorabilia, personal storytelling to highlight SH’s 90th-anniversary event Ashley Fowler Staff Writer

The City of Signal Hill turns 90 this year and will host an anniversary reception featuring historical displays, a birthday cake from Rossmoor Pastries, champagne and live jazz. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with the city’s nonagenarians, several of whom have been residents since the City was incorporated in 1924. The event will take place at 6pm on Tuesday, April 22 at the Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E Hill St. The anniversary reception is one of two events planned to celebrate the City’s 90th birthday. The second event, a festival in the park, will take place from 2pm to 8pm on Saturday, June 21. Councilmember Lori Woods has been in charge of putting together the City’s anniversary festivities. She said that the event on Tuesday will be casual. Woods did not describe an event that will include a sitdown dinner. Instead, she opted for standing cocktail tables throughout the community center to “create an atmosphere where people will want to mingle and share their stories of

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Several individuals linked to a liquor-theft spree have been arrested in Signal Hill, according to the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD). On Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, SHPD officers were dispatched to the Food-4-Less grocery store at 1600 E Willow St. regarding the shoplifting of several cases of high-end alcohol by several suspects who had fled the scene after committing the crime. According to SHPD, patrol officers located the get-away vehicle and detained the occupants of the vehicle. Food-4-Less loss-prevention employees positively identified the occupants, who were subsequently arrested for commercial burglary. Upon further investigation by SHPD detectives and Food-4-Less loss-prevention employees, it was determined that the same suspects had committed liquor thefts at many other grocery stores in Los Angeles and Orange counties. A task force headed by the Seal Beach Police Department was created to investigate the series of liquor thefts. In total there were nearly 100 commercial burglaries attributed to this liquor-theft crew, according to the SHPD. On April 16, six separate SWAT teams from varying agencies issued a total of 10 search warrants. One of the search-warrant locations was in Signal Hill and resulted in some of the suspects being taken into custody.

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The City of Long Beach has scheduled two workshops to inform the community about the Southeast Area Specific Plan, which is a three-year effort to comprehensively review and update the zoning code historically known as the Southeast Area Development and Improvement Plan (SEADIP). The free workshops will feature similar content and are scheduled for: • Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30pm, Best Western Golden Sails Hotel Seafarer Room, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway • Saturday, April 26 at 10am, Seaport Marina Hotel, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway Both workshops will provide the community with an opportunity to participate in an interactive visioning exercise, speak one-on-one with project team members and discuss ideas with fellow community members. Additional community outreach efforts during this process will offer several opportunities for the public to provide input on the new plan that will affect 1,500 acres of southeast Long Beach. For additional information about the events, contact Brant Birkeland at (562) 570-6922 or Brant.Birkeland@longbeach.gov . For the latest news regarding this project or to get involved, visit lbds.info/seadip_update, which features a sign-up area for email notifications, status updates and registration for the Long Beach Town Hall online forum. Source: City of LB

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Two local students sustain non-life-threatening injuries in accident on bus bound for Humboldt

Two students from Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) high schools sustained non-life-threatening injuries in an April 10 traffic accident involving a charter bus that was headed to Humboldt State University for a spring preview event. The accident occurred on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif., at approximately 5:41pm when a FedEx truck collided with the bus. The two students, both seniors, are Angelica Flores-Cruz, 17, of the California Academy of Mathematics and Science (located on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson), and Sineva Samantha Hosea, 18, of Polytechnic High School, according to LBUSD. An online update from Humboldt State University also lists “Renaissance Arts Academy” and “Woodrow Wilson Senior High” among high schools with students involved in the crash. However, Humboldt State indicates that the Renaissance and Wilson listed on their website are schools outside of LBUSD. “The Long Beach Unified School District extends its deepest sympathy to everyone involved in this tragedy,” states a press release issued by Chris Eftychiou, public information director for LBUSD. The CHP has confirmed that there were 10 fatalities and more than 30 injuries. Injured students were taken to six hospitals in the area near the accident, according to Humboldt State. “The Humboldt State community sends its deepest condolences to the friends and families of those affected,” states the update on the university’s website. “We are doing everything possible to provide support and assistance.” Sources: LBUSD, Humboldt State

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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 .

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Cheryl Perry, LBNMHA board president, and Karen High- Larry Rich of Willow Springs Park and Chris Hogan of Long berger of the California Heights Historic District Beach Heritage’s Bembridge House

The Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association (LBNMHA) awarded grants to seven local organizations last month at the Rancho Los Cerritos. A total of $188,000 was distributed in various amounts for the following projects: • rancho los alamitos– for restoration of the kitchen areas, consisting of a butler’s pantry, kitchen, men’s dining room and back porch • California Heights Historic District– to complete their multi-year plan to restore and recreate vintage lampposts from the 1920s and 1930s • CSulb advanced Media productions– to create and produce a television documentary about Long Beach’s aviation and Navy/Harbor history • Sustainable long beach– for the research and creation of interpretive signs for visitors to the Willow Springs Park

• Historical Society of long beach, pearl Harbor exhibit and programming– to help fund the research, cataloging, preservation and exhibition of Long Beach’s connection to the attack on Pearl Harbor, on its 75th anniversary in 2016 • long beach Heritage– for the rehabilitation of the Bembridge House entrance hall, back bathroom pantry, master bedroom and master bath • St. regis Condominium association Windows project– to fund a master architectural restoration plan, architectural fees and window restoration Created in 1998, the LBNMHA exists to preserve the heritage and historic sites of Long Beach, recognize the contributions of the Long Beach Naval Station and Shipyard to the city of Long Beach and honor the work of architect Paul Revere Williams. The

Association is led by a nine-member board of directors representing four significant historic preservation organizations in Long Beach with expertise and knowledge of the field: the Cultural Heritage Commission, Historical Society of Long Beach, Willmore City Heritage and Long Beach Heritage. “A key purpose of the LBNMHA is to foster and support the identification, evaluation, preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and interpretation of historical resources, sites and archival sources within the municipal boundaries of the city of Long Beach,” said Cheryl Perry, LBNMHA board president. Historical resources may include buildings, public landscapes or contributing structures in historic neighborhoods. Source: LBNMHA

EYE ON CRIME Crimes reported by lbpD Council Districts 6, 7 & 8

Thursday, april 10 Grand theft auto 2:30pm– 4400 block Goldfield Ave.

Robbery 8:48pm– 1900 block E. Del Amo Bl. Friday, april 11 Grand theft auto 12:30am– 800 block Silva St.

Grand theft auto 10:51am– W. 29th St./Pacific Ave.

Vandalism 1:12pm– 2900 block Long Beach Blvd.

Residential burglary 4:47pm– 3500 block Myrtle Ave. Grand theft auto 9pm– 100 block E. 49th St.

Stolen vehicle recovered 9:50pm– 4200 block Walnut Ave.

Saturday, april 12 Residential burglary 4:45pm– 1200 block E. Wardlow Rd.

Sunday, april 13 Assault 6:48pm– 1800 block Magnolia Ave.

Monday, april 14 Residential burglary 12:06pm– 2000 block Oregon Ave. Residential burglary 1:05pm– 4400 block Rose Ave.

Residential burglary 4:28pm– 3500 block Maine Ave. Battery 5:14pm– 100 block E. 28th St.

Residential burglary 9:20pm– 2500 block Lime Ave. Tuesday, april 15 Battery 1:19am– W. PCH/Pine Ave.

Residential burglary 10:19am– 4100 block Cherry Ave.

Residential burglary 2:38pm– 2500 block Atlantic Ave.

Residential burglary 9:58pm– 1100 block E. San Antonio Dr. Crimes reported by SHpD Citywide

Thursday, april 10 Elder abuse 4:28pm– 1800 block Orizaba Ave.

Friday, april 11 Auto burglary 12:05pm– 1100 block E. 32nd St.

Saturday, april 12 Injury hit-and-run 12:05pm– Skyline Dr./Cherry Ave.

Non-injury hit-and-run 2:01pm– 1800 block St. Louis Ave. Tuesday, april 15 Vandalism 2300 block Dawson Ave.

Commercial burglary 9:21am– 700 block E. Spring St.

Attempted commercial burglary 12:30pm– 700 block E. Spring St. Petty theft 3pm– 700 E. Spring St.

Non-injury hit-and-run 7:55pm– E. Hill St./Walnut Ave.

Wednesday, april 16 DUI 3am– E. Willow St./Temple Ave. Vehicle stolen 2:14pm– 2800 block E. 20th St. Grand theft 10:47pm– 2500 block Palm Dr.

LOCAL HISTORY UNFOLDED What Long Beach Community Studies Conference Who The Historical Society of Long Beach and Long Beach City College’s Community Studies Project Where LBCC Liberal Arts Campus, 4901 E. Carson St. When Saturday, April 26 from 8:30am to 4:30pm More info The conference will offer 13 lectures that will cover a broad range of topics related to the history of the city and its neighborhoods. Admission is $60 and includes lunch and the post-conference reception. Visit hslb.org .

A NIGHT AT THE HORSE RACES What Cancer fundraiser Who Vanguard Cancer Foundation Where Los Alamitos Race Course, 4961 Katella Ave. When Saturday, May 3 at 6pm More info The fundraiser will benefit the pioneering research of Dr. Robert Nagourney. Auctions and raffles will occur throughout the evening. Cost is $75 per person and includes dinner, parking and clubhouse entry. Call (714) 3425968.

FUN-RAISING What Fundraiser performance Who Meals on Wheels and the Long Beach Playhouse Where Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St. When Thursday, May 8 at 7pm More info The fundraiser will feature a performance of Ravenscroft. Cost is $30. Appetizers and desserts will be served. Call (562) 439-5000.

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A couple of weeks ago, we had a problem with our washing machine that caused it to overflow. Unfortunately, Steve didn’t notice the water on the floor until it was too late, and he took a pretty bad fall after slipping on the soapy liquid. Taking to the bed with an ice pack on his knee, poor Steve stayed mattress-bound until about 5pm when I insisted we make a trip to Healthcare Partners Urgent Care. Once we arrived, the young man at the check-in desk informed us that we would have about a two-hour wait. We quickly decided to go have a light dinner and to use my cell phone to call the check-in desk later and

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see when the wait time was a bit shorter. Sure enough, after a bite at Golden Eagle Restaurant in Signal Hill, we called, found out that the wait time was down to about an hour, and we high-tailed it back to urgent care. While Steve was getting himself checked in, I noticed a young man, around 30, who looked rather forlorn waiting his turn to be examined. Greeting him with a “Hi, honey,” I then asked him if he was okay. He stared at me as if to say, “Why are you talking to me?” I then answered my own question and replied that of course he wasn’t okay, or he wouldn’t be there in the first place. Then, not knowing when to accept rejection and walk away, I asked the fellow what was the matter. With heavy lidded-eyes, he looked at me and then held up the middle finger of his left hand. My reaction was that of surprise, and I commented, “Well, that’s a nice gesture,” to which he replied, “I have gout; it’s stuck that way.” Chuckling and then trying to soothe him a bit, I said, sarcastically, “Oh, that’s great!” – to which he responded with a “thumbs up” motion. Now, keep in mind, it was not just your average

“thumbs up” gesture; this was a “thumbs up” with a protruding middle finger pointing to the right. I don’t know why the visual tickled me so, but I laughed so hard that I nearly tinkled. Thank goodness the young man, who I later learned was named Tim, had a good sense of humor. He then told me of the time he was in high school when a bout of gout caused him to have both middle fingers stuck in the same naughty positions. I assured him that his classmates must have voted him the most popular boy in class. His response was to roll his eyes at me. Tim’s malady has inspired me to write the following as an ode to his condition… I know a guy, his name is Tim. Poor little guy, I felt sorry for him. His finger stuck and caused him grief. The doctor helped and gave him relief. If the gout comes back and makes him lurch, I hope it’s not while he’s in church!

By the way, Steve is feeling better now.

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Kudos to The Signal for being the only news outlet to cover the pending closing of Willow Urgent Care (located at Willow and Temple). As one who has used their services almost from the time they opened their doors and found their location to be fairly convenient, I found your article to be somewhat disconcerting. I went to Willow Urgent Care to ascertain who/what they could recommend for a replacement and to attempt to find out why they were closing. Nobody would tell me anything; all the remaining staff would do was give me a sheet of paper listing the locations of six other urgent-care facilities. One was on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Long Beach (which I consider to be absolutely inconvenient), and the other five were scattered around Orange County (even more inconvenient). It was obvious to me that they had been instructed to give that sheet of paper as their only response and to not discuss the underlying cause(s) for closing whatsoever. With minimal effort on my part, I found that Health Care Partners has an urgent-care facility at Willow and Redondo (a mere one traffic signal east of Willow Urgent Care) and that Memorial Care has one at Bellflower and Stearns. Both are available to the general public, and both told me they accept most insurance plans. I made sure that they accepted my Medicare and my supplemental coverage; both indicated that they did. I am in no way recommending the services of either of these facilities since I have not actually used either one yet; my point is that both of these locations are far more convenient than anywhere Willow Urgent Care is willing to tell its (former) patients about. There yet may be others scattered around town of which I am not yet aware. I have a “gut feeling” that there is something more that isn’t being revealed as to the reasons that Willow Urgent Care is being closed. It certainly isn’t for lack of patronage; the place was always packed. John Deats long beach

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On April 15, 2013, two bombs ripped through the crowds at the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding hundreds. John and Karen Odom were at the finish line that day cheering on their daughter, who was running the race. John was critically injured in the first explosion, spending weeks in the hospital before moving to a rehabilitation center to learn how to walk again. As the anniversary of the day that changed their lives forever approached, the Odoms sat down with me to discuss their memories of that fateful day, John’s recovery and adjusting to their new normal. The Odoms will share intimate details of their harrowing experience, including how a quick decision by their sonin-law to grab a belt on the way out of his house ended up saving John’s life. Stay tuned to knabe.com and our Facebook page later this week when this special episode of Dialed-In with Don Knabe is posted.

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Election reflection

I would like to express my sincerest appreciation and deepest gratitude to all who supported my 7th district city council campaign. They assisted me from near and far by providing advice [and] donations, making phone calls, door knocking, hosting meet-and-greets, displaying my lawn signs and much more. They allowed me to contact them at any time, day or night, and always answered with guidance and words of encouragement when I needed them most. It was indeed a tough contest, and the final tally is not in yet. Despite what the final count may ultimately reflect, I entered the race to make a difference in my community, and I gained much more than I ever expected. The friendships and connections I have made will last far beyond any term in office. Many, many thanks to my wonderful supporters and those residents that believed in my candidacy and cast their valuable votes for me. I look forward to working with the new councilmember to make the 7th district the best district in Long Beach. Teer Strickland long beach

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voter approval to establish the fee programs. Certified ballot language states that Measure U would amend the City Charter, requiring that “all taxes, assessments and fees” be subject to a two-thirds voter approval of the Signal Hill electorate. Proponents of the measure, however, claim that state laws, including propositions 218 and 26, would exempt certain fees, taxes and assessments from the voter-approval requirement under the California Constitution. Carol Churchill, a former councilmember who drafted the measure, praised the youth programs but dismissed the City’s concerns, adding that city officials are using Council meetings to “mislead voters.” “I realize that we’re in election season, so there’s going to be a lot of silly stuff going on, and the Council meetings are going to be used by staff for broadcasting their particular position,” she said. Councilmember Lori Woods, who has said she is now against the measure after previously signing a petition in favor of it, rebutted Churchill’s assertion. “What is spoken of as ‘silly stuff during the election season’ is what I see...as being very prudent and erring on the side of caution for the active programs that the community has come to rely on,” Woods said. “So, please, I’d like it to be known that staff is working in direct supervision of the Council in being prudent and in being cautious…” Churchill and Maria Harris, who also spoke during public comment in support of the measure, are the leading members of a group of residents called Signal Hill Community First, which gathered enough signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot. The citizens’ initiative was lobbied nearly two years ago as a way to give taxpayers more oversight on city finances, specifically incentive proposals for developers. Since the petition drive began, however, the measure’s proponents have been at odds with the City over the initiative’s intent and interpretation. Most recently, Harris and Churchill filed two lawsuits against the City in Los Angeles County Superior Court in an attempt to have ballot language changed. A judge denied their request to amend the ballot label, however, in a second lawsuit, the City and the measure’s proponents both agreed to change terminology in the initiative’s impartial analysis, specifically substituting the word “some” for the words “all” and “any” with regard to taxes, according to court transcripts. City Attorney David Aleshire, however, maintains that it’s still “unclear” whether state laws would trump city laws since there is no legal precedence for such a measure. He adds that charter cities have the ability to pass laws with more restrictions than the State. “It appears to us that this charteramendment measure was written perhaps more broadly than it was intended and it creates a question concerning how this would be interpreted,” Aleshire told the Council this week, adding that other residents besides the measure’s proponents could challenge the City in a lawsuit. According to city staff, if Measure U were to pass, the Council would have until June 15 to propose an election for November in order to increase any fees, taxes or assessments. Staff estimates the City has already spent more than $40,000 on the upcoming election and new elections would cost about $75,000 each. Still, even if the City were to get a two-thirds voter approval for increasing youth-program fees, proposed fee hikes may be held up for years since the City would most likely be in court

to iron out “inconsistencies” with state law and to determine the correct interpretation of the measure, noted City Manager Ken Farfsing. “The city attorney has warned there are no legal precedents from the plain language of Measure U to guide us in interpretation,” Farfsing said. “So the public needs to be prepared for many years of litigation to establish judicial interpretation of Measure U. This could ultimately affect the viability of the community-services department and the programs that it offers to the community.” Similar concerns were raised at the previous Council meeting regarding impacts Measure U may have on funding the City’s police department and raising assessments for the California Crown landscape and lighting maintenance district, among other issues. Both the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association and the Los Angeles County Democratic Party have endorsed a “no” vote on Measure U. The concerns come after the City hired an independent consultant, known as Urban Futures Inc., last year to prepare a fiscal analysis on the measure. The consultant concluded last November that the measure would impact 13 percent, or $2.1 million, of revenues in the City’s General Fund budget. The consultant found that the City’s community-services department collected nearly $200,000 in revenues in Fiscal Year 2011-2012. The report states that the measure poses three threats: limiting current fees for programs at current levels as opposed to demand levels; restricting the department’s ability to offer new programs; and the elimination of community-services programs, including transportation for senior-citizen residents. Aly Mancini, Signal Hill’s community services manager, said during the Council meeting this week that the City decided in 2011 to redesign its After-school Recreation Club program, which currently has approximately 72 residents and 26 nonresidents participating, dropping a fee-based, licensed model in order to “better meet the needs” of the community. However, she said the new fees would “encourage more consistent participation from parents.” “Unfortunately, because the program is free, we have some parents who are using the program as a dropin program and are taking spaces from families who truly need child care,” Mancini said. “This also creates a constant fluctuation in the number of kids

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Signal Hill Police Chief Michael Langston (far left) swears in new Signal Hill police officers (from left) Kyle Castner, Erik Medina and Michael Stone during the Signal Hill City Council meeting on April 15. Vice Mayor Larry Forester (third from far left) is also seen introducing the new police officers.

coming, which creates staffing and programing challenges.” She said the new fees would also help make the Itty Bitty Day Camp, a pilot program started last year for “transitional” pre-kindergarten children ages 3 to 5, more affordable, with these children being included by this fall. Additionally, the City is proposing a new summer day camp for “tweens” in 6th through 8th grades. Mancini noted that there has been an increase in the number of students loitering in Signal Hill Park after being let out of Jessie Nelson Middle School, which opened two years ago.

Other Council highlights: presentations Vice Mayor Larry Forester introduced and Signal Hill Police Chief Michael Langston swore in new Signal Hill police officers Kyle Castner, Erik Medina and Michael Stone. Campaign finance ordinance The Council voted unanimously (4-0) to approve a new campaign-finance ordinance. Mayor Wilson was absent for the agenda item. The new ordinance requires persons, organizations, nonprofits and political action committees to disclose independent expenditures of at least $100 or more during Signal Hill municipal elections to the city clerk within 24 hours of making the expenditure, among other conditions. City staff has previously proposed including “gratuitous rendition of services” in the ordinance but that was eliminated after Measure U proponent Churchill brought up legal objections.

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City staff also added that the city law would be consistent with state elections code. The new law was passed as an urgency ordinance, meaning it went into effect immediately after being adopted by the Council and, therefore, applies to the June 3 election. Oil pipeline agreement The Council agreed to conduct a public hearing on granting a new pipeline franchise agreement to Oil Operators Incorporated prior to adopting the City’s twoyear budget because of “uncertainty” created by Measure U, according to a staff report. The agreement stipulates the interests, rights, privileges and duties to lay and use pipes and appurtenances for transmitting and distributing oil and petroleum products along public streets, ways, alleys and other areas. The public hearing for the pipeline franchise agreement is set for May 20. green city report The Council

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The north Long Beach nonprofit organization Andy Street Community Association (ASCA) was honored during a benefit organized by Jordan High School’s African-American History & Culture Club on Saturday, March 29 at Willow Ridge Clubhouse. The goal of the event was to raise funds to enable graduating youth to participate in college tours later this year. LaVerne Duncan, ASCA founder, was recognized for outstanding leadership in transforming the Andy Street neighborhood. Two young residents of Andy Street were also honored during the event. Anja Wells and Joseph Mendez, who are both Courtesy Laverne Duncan 12 years old, were the youngest in a field Jordan High School’s African-American History & Culture Club hosted an awards ceremony and benefit on Saturday, March of 30 youth who participated in a six- 29 at Willow Ridge Clubhouse to to raise funds for graduating youth to participate in college tours later this year. week program sponsored by ASCA in conjunction with California Bank & Trust and Jordan High. The curriculum focused on developing a micro-enterprise from scratch, and teams were judged by local industry leaders on their development of plans for marketing, financing and bringing to market their business. The winning team, which consisted of Wells, Mendez, Darrell Dixon, Keone Clarke and Terry Berry, created a business plan to introduce a food vending truck and won $500. MORE INFORMATION Source: ASCA andystreetlb.org (562) 513-5354

Downtown residential Council to host free musical egg-hunt event

The Downtown Residential Council (DRC) will hold its first “Egg Rock ‘N Roll� event at Lincoln Park in the Civic Center on First Street and Pacific Avenue on Saturday, April 19 from 11am to 2pm. The event, with games and prizes for young children, is being co-sponsored with the Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine Department and the Office of 2nd District Long Beach Councilmember Suja Lowenthal. It is free and open to the public. Egg hunts, sack races, face painting, sidewalkchalk drawings and a moon bounce will be featured. The Long Beach Public Library will have a story -telling area, the Long Beach Fire Department

will provide a fire truck from noon to 1pm, and the Long Beach Police Officers Association will grill hot dogs as prizes for children who complete the round of games and activities. Josh Fischel and the Riot Stage Players will provide music. The activities at Lincoln Park, adjacent to city hall and the downtown public library, are part of a series of events planned to help make the park more accessible to the general public. Local merchants, individual contributors, the Downtown Long Beach Associates and the Convention and Visitors Bureau have all provided funding, prizes and materials. Adults interested in volunteering to help, or needing more information, may contact Allison

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. For more information, visit calheightsumc.org or call (562) 595-1996. Source: Cal Heights United Methodist Church

Signal Hill spring fest to feature egg hunt, magic show and dance performances

The Signal Hill Community Services Department will host a spring festival at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave., on Saturday, April 19 from 10am to 1pm. Free activities will include: an egg hunt for children ages 2 to 11 from 10:30am to 12:30pm, a magic show at 11am, dance performances and Signal Hill Police Department child-identification cards. A $2 wristband will allow children access to additional activities including: train rides, crafts, games, bounce houses and a visit with the bunny. Each child must bring his or her own basket or bag to gather eggs. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (562) 989-7330. Source: City of SH

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I’ve been crazy about the songs of George and Ira Gershwin ever since I got my hands on a CD that featured the likes of Elvis Costello, Carly Simon, Elton John, and even Meatloaf singing many of the sibling duo’s most popular tunes. It was kind of a backdoor approach to familiarizing myself with the genre, but whatever works, I guess. The performances on that CD are magical. So I couldn’t wait to see the new Gershwin musical revue ‘S Wonderful at Musical Theatre West. The show, conceived and written by Ray Roderick with musical arrangements by Rick Hip-Flores, takes shape in the form of five vignettes whose thin story lines tell tales of love. Five enormously gifted and versatile singer/dancers bring the musical numbers to life. Some of the songs are sung in their entirety, some cut short as necessitated by plot progression. Still others find expression through medleys of several songs. It all works, albeit some parts far more spectacularly than others.

In spite of beginning with the famous sliding clarinet glissando comprising the intro to “Rhapsody in Blue,” ‘S Wonderful gets off to a lackluster start, the first two vignettes competently sung but missing something in the choreography and musical interpretation. The audience seemed more than willing to respond enthusiastically but held back, apparently hoping for more and better. That was certainly my hesitation. But when the second vignette wrapped up with rousing renditions of “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” the production thankfully began to take it up a notch. As far as I was concerned, from that point on the show heated up and never again lost steam. Highlights suddenly began to populate the evening. Inspired numbers were many and included “Somebody Loves Me,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” a montage from “An American in Paris,” “Funny Face,” “Swanee,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Shall We Dance,” “Embraceable You” and “I Got Rhythm.” Various match-ups of cast members depicted stories of love gained or lost, fantasies of love, and a love triangle. Some were heartwarming, others sad, still others sweet and innocent. And somehow, the cast’s

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expressions and mannerisms often evoked the past– perhaps the era in which the Gershwins enjoyed their heyday. The fabulous cast includes Rebecca Johnson, Damon Kirsche, Ashley Fox Linton, Jeff Skowron and Rebecca Spencer. Musical director Bret Simmons leads a top-notch, seven-member combo, visible at the rear of the stage, that features piano, trombone, trumpet, acoustic base, violin, drums and the aforementioned clarinet, with the woodwind musician alternating to flute and sax, as well. Curiously, two additional unidentified cast members were a pair of beautiful dancers, who appeared in the background a handful of times for mere seconds, representing a missed opportunity of mammoth proportion. I wondered more than once why they weren’t featured much more prominently, which would have greatly enhanced the production. Musical Theatre West’s ‘S Wonderful continues at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton St., on the campus of Cal State Long Beach, through April 20. Performances are Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased through the MTW Box Office at (562) 856-1999 x4 or musical.org .

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Why do you paint? To enjoy time, just to enjoy myself. He may give me a hard time for trying to pigeonhole his style, It’s an outlet– I’ve got to do somebut I think it would be safe to call Sergio Piña a “modern folk artist.” thing. The Mexican-American native of Long Beach has been a prodi- What’s the last thing that really gious art-maker over the years, mostly painting with acrylics, but inspired you? his work has primarily been a hobby and served as a source of gifts I guess the trip to Massachusetts. I for family members. Last Christmas, he created a series of small went to visit my relatives. I went to paintings, mainly of houses, inspired by a recent trip to Cape Cod, Plymouth Rock; it’s a rock about this big (outstretches arms). It’s just and many of those pieces now adorn the homes of his relatives. “Barrel of Monkeys,” acrylic on paper Because I’ve invited him to take part in a late-summer art show a rock, with a label on it. But [the I’m curating at Greenly Art Space in Signal Hill, he will soon enter Pilgrims] stepped on it. Yeah, Masinfluence, my brown influence, my gay influence. So, it’s like I the realm of those of us who put our- sachusetts– I liked it. Even though it’s not my heritage, I liked it. could take three perspectives on this, and they each give something selves out there artistically for the How did it inspire you? to the artist. The buildings. It felt cozier, especially Boston. general public to behold. It can be an What’s the most spectacular piece of art that you’ve ever intimidating step for some creative Than what? beheld in person? Than, like, the ‘burbs here, and the (makes bustling type of noise) folks, but Piña seems ready. When I I think the Tower of London. asked him to let me profile him for here. It felt like a happy Monopoly city. You read a lot about English history. Why do you find it so when you say “Monopoly,” you mean like the game. and, this column, he jumped right in. appealing? I visited him at his home this Like the game, yeah. That and Cape Cod. I like the stories, the royalty, the intrigue. All the back-stabbing and why was Cape Cod so inspiring? week, and we sat down to discuss they had back then. It’s crazy, and I think that attracts me to it. And what influences him and why he It was nice, to see, like, they have the same kind of buildings we it’s a time of change– out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaishave, but with their own twist on them. enjoys reading about the history of sance. But the Tower of London– Traitors’ Gate– you know, you in what way are they the same? England’s royalty. Sergio Piña read about, and then you get there, and sometimes it’s kind of like I think the shapes, the architecture. you’re– I don’t want to say disappointed– but you don’t get the but in what ways are they different, to the point that it would same feel that you had when you imagined it. It’s different when inspire you? you actually see the real thing. Like Plymouth Rock. It’s like, you The placement of them. And [Provincetown] is very rustic, but it expect some majestic rock or something. They cut it. They was a small town with a big-city feel to it. chopped it in half or something. They dropped it, and it broke or What’s your favorite something. People throw pennies at it. (He laughs.) type of art? I like folk art– like stuff that regular people do. I Piña can be reached at sergio.pina95@yahoo.com . like it all, but... more towards the modern stuff, you know?  That almost seems like a contradiction– modern art, but folk art. So maybe you would say that you like modern folk art? Modern folk art. Do you think you could be identified as a modern folk artist? There you go– identifying me already! i’m trying to pigeonFrom left, top to bottom: “Cape Cod Series hole you. i’m trying really hard. 33,” “Cape Cod 42,” “Gibraltar Airport,” You know... I never “Cape Code 32,” “Cape Cod 37,” “Cape thought about what I Cod Church,” “The Kimber Modern” and would consider myself. “My House,” all acrylic on boards, sitting It’s like a lot of influ“Amsterdam Canal,” acrylic on paper on the easel where Piña works “Cape Cod Series 75,” acrylic on canvas ences I have: my white Managing Editor


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Megan Kerr, a candidate for the first district of the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), held on to 50.7 percent of the vote, or 3,912 votes out of the 7,716 votes that were cast. Uduak-Joe “Joey” Ntuk finished with only 3,804 votes, or 49.3 percent. School Board President John McGinnis, who was seeking another term to represent the third district of the LBUSD, finished with 2,642 votes, or 51.04 percent. McGinnis defeated Juan Benitez, who finished with 2,534 votes, or 48.96 percent. In a telephone interview with the Signal Tribune, Uranga recalled his feelings as he waited for the city clerk’s office to release the updated tally, describing the moment as a “nail-biter.” Uranga said he knew that his campaign had performed well after Election Night results were posted, but he wasn’t sure until after the latest report was released whether he would have to spend more time working on a campaign for the June run-off election or whether he would be concentrating on getting ready to take over as the 7th-district councilmember. He was relieved to learn that, after the vote-by-mail and provisional ballots were tallied, he could concentrate on getting a transition team together and hiring a staff to help him run the office in City Hall. “I can tell you personally– every vote counts, and every vote matters,” Uranga said, describing his concerns over the low turnout. LBUSD President McGinnis said he was “very grateful to the voters for… an opportunity to serve a second term.” McGinnis said that the LBUSD Board is concentrating on major issues, including the implementation of the Common Core standards. He also emphasized the importance of closing the achievement gap, recommending that the school district provide equitable distribution of the funds and their resources. He praised LBUSD’s efforts toward that goal. There isn’t a report available from the city clerk’s office about how many votes were cast by mail versus how many individuals voted at the polls, however, most of the individual races reported higher voter participation through mailed-in ballots. In the mayor’s race alone, 25,895 ballots were vote-by-mail ballots. Only 21,141 individuals chose to vote in person on Election Day. The updated tally also shows that there was a higher turnout by mail when they voted on Measure A, which proposed a general tax on medical marijuana sales. The measure easily won voter approval, winning with 32,068 votes, or 73.82 percent. Only 24,121 individuals cast their ballots by mail while 19,321 individuals chose to vote in person on this issue. ß

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Workers await ballots on the night of the April 8 Primary Nominating Election in the Long Beach City Council Chamber.

Long Beach election results Measure A: general Tax on Medical Marijuana Sales yes 32,068 No 11,374 Mayor gerrie Schipske Jana Shields Steven Mozena Doug otto Bonnie Lowenthal richard Camp Damon Dunn Mineo gonzalez robert garcia eric rock

7,192 1,017 230 6,363 9,227 107 10,637 185 11,873 205

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743 2,029

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2,642 2,534

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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 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.

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

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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

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 fic-

titious 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.

TST4624 / Case No. TS017297 oRDER To SHoW CAuSE Fo R CHANGE oF NAME SUPeRIoR CoURT oF CALIFoRNIA, CoUNTY oF LoS ANGeLeS, 200 West Compton Blvd., Compton, CA 90220. PeTITIoN oF Ashley Williams. To ALL INTeReSTeD PeRSoNS: 1. Petitioner ASHLeY WILLIAMS, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: AIDeN ANTHoNY DAvIS, to Proposed Name: AIDeN ANTHoNY WILLIAMS. 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 15, 2014; Time: 9:00 am.; Dept. B. 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 18, 25, & May 2, 9, 2014. ___//ss//___ William Barry, Judge of the Superior Court Dated: April 11 , 2014

TST2625 / 2014 090263 FICTITIouS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following persons are doing business as: BLUePRINT YoUR SPACe, 3625 olive Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Registrant: 1. DeBoRAH BoeLSeN, 3625 olive Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807, 2. SeUNGee SoNG, 1012 Amelia Dr., Long Beach, CA 90807. This business is conducted by: a General Partnership. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Deborah Boelsen. The registrants have not begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on April 4, 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 18, 25, & May 2, 9, 2014.

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TST4629 / Case No. NS028701 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 Teang Te. To ALL INTeReSTeD PeRSoNS: 1. Petitioner TeANG PAULINA voUCH Te, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: TeANG PAULINA voUCH Te. to Proposed Name: PAULINA TeANG Te DAvIS. 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 27, 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 18, 25, & May 2, 9, 2014. ___//ss//___ Michael P. vicencia, Judge of the Superior Court Dated: April 9, 2014 TST2627 / 2014 099290 FICTITIouS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: 1. PACIFIC CAPITAL MANAGeMeNT, 2. PACIFIC WeALTH MANAGeMeNT, 1600 Stanton Place #19, Long Beach, CA 90804. Registrant: DAvID JoNATHAN CHAN, 1600 Stanton Place #19, Long Beach, CA 90804. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: David Jonathan Chan. 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 9, 2011. This statement was filed with the county clerk of Los Angeles County on April 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 18, 25, & May 2, 9, 2014.

TST2628 / 2014 099756 FICTITIouS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person is doing business as: 1. GLoBAL PRoDUCe GRoUP, 2. GLoBAL PRoDUCe TRADe, 3. INTeRNATIoNAL PRoDUCe TRADe, 4. WoRLD PRoDUCe TRADDe, 2212 Sea Ridge Dr., Signal Hill, CA 90755. Registrant: ToDD JoNeS, 2212 Sea Ridge Dr., Signal Hill, CA 90755. This business is conducted by: an Individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signed: Todd Jones. 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 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 18, 25, & May 2, 9, 2014.

AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER SURCHARGE RATES FOR COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 29 OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 29 OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1.0 - WASTEWATER SURCHARGE RATES (a)

(b)

Pursuant to Section 410 of the Wastewater Ordinance of County Sanitation District No. 29 of Los Angeles County the following, to be effective on the dates given, shall constitute the unit rate charges for flow, chemical oxygen demand (COD), suspended solids (SS) and peak wastewater discharge: PARAMETER

July 1, 2014

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2016

Flow (“a”) COD (“b”) SS (“c”) Peak (“d”) Short Form Rate

$796.00/MG $140.80/103 lbs $398.30/103 lbs $105.60/gpm $3,380.00/MG

$819.00/MG $144.90/103 lbs $409.90/103 lbs $108.70/gpm $3,479.00/MG

$843.00/MG $149.00/103 lbs $421.50/103 lbs $111.70/gpm $3,577.00/MG

To further the use of Districts’ reclaimed water a credit, as determined by the Chief Engineer, will be applied to an industry’s wastewater surcharge obligation for the chemical oxygen demand present in reclaimed water utilized by an industrial discharger and which originated at a District water reclamation plant.

SECTION 2.0 - EFFECTIVE DATE This Ordinance shall become effective on July 1, 2014. ATTEST: /S/KIMBERLY S. COMPTON Clerk, Board of Directors County Sanitation District No. 29 of Los Angeles County

/S/EDWARD H.J. WILSON Chairperson, Board of Directors County Sanitation District No. 29 of Los Angeles County

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Board of Directors of County Sanitation District No. 29 of Los Angeles County on April 9, 2014 by the following vote: AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN:

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Directors Forester, Hansen, Noll, Woods, and Wilson None None None /S/KIMBERLY S. COMPTON Secretary of the Board of Directors County Sanitation District No. 29 of Los Angeles County

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Woods said. “It has been a very fun overview of the kind of archival ments. about,” Alcivar-McCoy said. “Wow, to discover the ins and outs activity she was looking for. information said she found a Alcivar-McCoy is a city employee that did a job this continued from page 1 of City Hall.” Since then, she has been going heavy book about four inches thick similar to what I do, and it has just their timeTo Signalmaterials Hill,” sheand said.energy Woods items with to speculate no packaging. oinsave we... has been in charge of through City archives, as well as the from the 1920s. Inside are...buy alphabetfun to what kind of been little Woods and Mayor Edward Wil- organizing the City’s 90th anniver- personal collections of long-time ical tabs organizing the personnel city it was, and what it was like son will open the reception by intro- sary events since May of last year. residents. records for the City. A person’s working here 70, 80, 90 years ago. ducing the city’s nonagenarians, During Council budget talks, she She was also granted access to a name is listed, when they were The city has a long history.” who will answer questions about first suggested that they allocate professional flatbed scanner to help hired, general information about the Alcivar-McCoy and Woods said their lives in Signal Hill. Then, there “enough funds to plan something for collect and digitize her findings, position they held and then a letter they are still collecting photos and will be a cake-cutting and an oppor-www.readingclubfun.com the City,” Woods said. including the City’s original incor- Annimills grade– LLC the results ofV11-17 employee eval- documents. www.r © 2014 tunity for attendees to socialize. “In a way, I was kind of self- poration papers retrieved from City uations. For more information or to Residents will also be offered a appointed because I was the one Hall. “I found it fascinating to think RSVP, call (562) 989-7330. ß commemorative item that they can who brought up the subject, who “We’re also coming across all the Energy Today oday take home. Wind turbines made sure it was in the budget, and City’s financial records that were But the main focus of the event I showed the most interest,” she published from the 1920s, ‘30s andandTomorrow! are one way to will be the historical displays said. ‘40s, and while we’re not going to generate power located down the middle of the comFor Woods, it was imperative to digitize everything, eventually we TST2626 energy Peoplestatement aree alwayscan,” working on ways to get the ener munity center. Long tables topped come up with a mission using a renewable Woods said. NoTICE oF oRDINANCE ADoPTIoN with a cross-section of the City’s for the anniversary planning Woods said air thatand some of the mostas we need while ound, keeping the ground, water clean resource. They history, copies of yellowing photo- process, she said. Her motivation interesting documents that she found ordinance No. 2014-04-1469 was adopted as an urgency by the ar ar well. Some people are exploring “clean coal.” Others are using e help to cutordinance pollution. graphs and documents will be was not just to observe the City’s were resident petitions– documents City Council at their meeting of Tuesday, April 15, 2014. A summary of the arranged by decade. “renewable” “renewable” forms likesignatures solar panels wind birthday, but also to celebrate theof energy full gy of –old thatorask theturbines. ordinance is as follows: the clues tothe fillwalkin the puzzle: AsRead they move through Chitter! challenges that the City has recently City for anything from putting up a attendees willuse befor faced– ing timeline, AN oRDINANCe oF THe CITY CoUNCIL oFout THe CITY oF SIGNAL Get oute of the recession street sign resi1. The major fuels we energycoming energy today ar called _____ fuelsnew because theytoare arprohibiting made from parts HILL, are CALIFoRNIA, AMeNDING CHAPTeR 2.90 oF THe SIGNAL HILL encouraged to “pick up, touch, read and closing out redevelopment were dents from keeping their goats in the of my CoNTRIBUTIoNSaTo of animals and plants that two, haveshe been under heat and pressure pr e in the Earth’s Earth’ crust for millions of years. MUNICIPAL CoDe, eLeCTIoN What bright idea AND g s the historic items on and discuss” solaCAMPAIGN said. back yard. photo! r DISCLoSe INDePeNDeNT exPeNDITUReS BY oUTSIDe PARTIeS 11 display, Some________ original we dig 2. Woods Piecessaid. of black out ofis the gr to celebrate,” ground aree used in power to of generate electricity electricity. do you have to “There a lot “Thereplants are a lot really interestartifacts will be sealed behind disWoods said. “We survived all of ing things I’ve found sorting il ordinance was adopted 3. A thick liquid we pump out of the earth and use to heat our homes or turn tur into gasoline to run cars. helpThe save energy? gy? fossby the 4 following vote: wind play cases at the event, but Woods those bullets, so to speak.” through the archives,” Woods said. Natural ________ is pumped out oil fields or other under underground is used to heat said it4.was important to her that the AYeS: Council Members Michael J. Noll, 5vice Mayor important to use the ound It’sofalso foundItsome things that are “I’vefields. lForester, 2 rmL.aHansen, eLarry geothTina Lori Y. Woods of the displays be interacmajority homes and water and to cook food on stoves. Russia has thefunny world’and world’s s largest lar someamounts. event to promote local businesses things that are hydro tive. g en to they fosterwill a better senseT of comand politically correct anyreally not 1 e 5. , gone. hard Once we use up the scientists are working har fossil fuels be Today, NoeS: None “I’ve had the privilege of han- munity identity, she said. more, and those are the things that 10 8 ces that can be regrown or areused. ar on fuel sources r “We have eused. areeand calledI’m ________ dling these archives, of scanning unique They identity going tofuels. highlight, find again ABSeNT: Mayor edward H.J. Wilson them, 6. of Giant, readingfan-like throughstructur them, and ar e on called turbines. structures es with blades that yousaid. might see we in fields geography,” Woods “I think and are put display.” co al 7 9 it’s been a lot of fun,” Woods said. need to celebrate that, recognize our ABSTAIN: None Woods said that petitions had . power They use the ________ as a sour ce of power. They make electricity to power homes. source “I wanted to make sure that other accomplishments and also recognize become very important to residents. 3 6 enewable sourcethat of power is entity ________. W 7. Another renewable Weeofuse hold andpoint theninslowly Pursuant to Signal Hill City Charter Section 315, this ordinance shall are able to enjoy that same residents we are an outside Longdams “It to was just water kind ofback a turning n become effective immediatelyuupon by the City Council. A certicleaadoption experience I’vethrough had.” distinguish Beach. Thetomore history of the city,” she said, letthat it flow ough to spin generators makewe electricity . This isthecalled hydropower. hydr electricity. oil r is available in the City Clerk’s fied copy of the full text of the ordinance Woods said that this process has ourselves from the greater metropo- referring to a time when citizens ts n la p office. 8. In practice very sunny areas, you areas, see panels that soak up ________ ener ener energy.. This is energy ab l e been good for planning for can lis around us, the more aware the were ready for “a nice, quiet neighwater renew the sun’s s rays. The cells in the panels can change sunlight into electricity. electricity the City’sfrom centennial celebration in special residents will be of how valuable it borhood.” Kathleen L. Pacheco 12 10 years, as well for her own gy? City Clerk is to This support ourofown community.” Services Director hear 9. Have you as heard of bioenergy? ener form energy is created from cor or omCommunity ________ like corn grains, or future with the City Council. Then, the next step for Woods Pilar Alcivar-McCoy and her staff from be has made from or animal waste. It is a renewable enewable fuel because we can regrow r ow its sources. sour Published in the Signal-Tribune newspaper on April 18, 2014. “Thismay project given me,wood as a scraps was asking for help. have been assisting Woods with Posted at City Hall, Library, Discovery Well Park, and Reservoir Park on 10. This source ce of ener omlast deep the earth. Boiling liquidthe oranniversary steam events. She energy brand-new councilmember, first-uses heat the fewin months, Woods Overfrom planning April 18, 2014. of what to contacted hand knowledge all ofthrough department also has been sorting through old is pumped up ittotakes the surface and passes thrthe ough machines to generate electricity. electricity get something done in the City,” heads of the City and gave them an photographs and historical docu-

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Fill in the blanks with the word wor that makes sense: 1. Bring your own ________ to pack groceries groceries you buy buy. 2. Accept hand-me-down __________ and give your good items to others to use. 3. Set up a “swap shack” or a “swap event” where wher families can leave or ________ items with others: games, books, clothing, sports equipment, toys. 4. Refrigerate ____________ to eat the next day day. 5. Just ________ less stuff! stuf 6. Grow ow a small __________ patch: tomatoes, beans. 7. Donate unused __________ items – yarn, yar ribbons, A. walk or bike paint – to a school or organization. or B. glasses and plastic plates 8. When you are ready eady to get a cat or dog, check out C. rake r your local __________ shelter shelter. o l D. fluorescent lights Co thing! y 9. Use the comics or decorate bags to wrap ________. ever E. clothesline 10. Refill a __________ with drinks or soup. F. cloth napkins F. 11. Use both sides of your __________. G. donate them squar for notes and ___________. 12. Cut junk mail into squares H. cold water to wash

Draw an arrow ow to the item that will help reduce educe use of energy: ener

1. clothes dryer 2. ride in the car egular light bulbs 3. regular 4. paper cups and plates 5. air conditioner 6. paper lunch bags 7. spray paint 8. leafblower 9. paper napkins ow clothes away 10. throw 11. hot water to wash clothes

After we bring items to be rrecycled they are made into new materials and items or used in new ways. Paper is made into new rolls r of paper towels. Plastic is woven into new rugs. Even old buildings can be recycled! r I read ead an article about a P L warehouse being R U O R reconstructed N G D D A into lower cost N E W S P Let’s all apartments for L A L U recycle ecycle as much teachers...yay! A V as we can!

I. fans J. lunch box K. brush and paint

trade garden den gifts messages bag leftovers clothes use craft animal thermos paper

Find and circle circle all these items we recycle: r batteries magazines cardboard dboard cardboar glass A B O A M A

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wood tires paint oil C E A S M I

B R G A C A

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plastic bottles aluminum cans newspapers appliances T E Z S N C

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I’m hardd at work reducing reducing my energy gy use and thinking of ways to reuse euse as many items as I can. Today oday I’m cleaning out the closets and giving clothes to my younger cousins or to others. What can you do to reduce educe or reuse? reuse?


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