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WASHINGTON Getting to space is about to be outsourced. The Obama administration on Monday will propose in its new budget spending billions of dollars to encourage private companies to build, launch and operate spacecraft for NASA and others. Uncle Sam would buy its astronauts a ride into space just like hopping in a taxi. The idea is that getting astronauts into orbit, which NASA has been doing for 49 years, is getting to be so old hat that someone other than the government can do it. It’s no longer really the Right Stuff. Going private would free the space agency to do other things, such as explore beyond Earth’s orbit, do more research and study the Earth with better satellites. And it would spur a new generation of private companies — even some with Internet roots — to innovate. But there’s some concern about that — from former NASA officials worried about safety and from congressional leaders worried about lost jobs. Some believe space is still a tough, dangerous enterprise not to be left to private companies out for a buck. Government would lose vital knowledge and control, critics fear. Proponents of private space, an idea that has been kicking around for nearly 20 years, point to the airline industry in its infancy. Initially the Army flew most planes. But private companies eventually started building and operating aircraft, especially when they got a guaranteed customer in the U.S. government to deliver air mail. That’s what NASA would be: a guaranteed customer to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station through 2020. It would be similar to the few years that NASA paid Russia to fly astronauts on its Soyuz after the Columbia accident in 2003. “With a $6 billion program you can have multiple winners. You’ll literally have your Blackberry, your iPhone and your Android phone all competing for customers in the marketplace,” said John Gedmark, executive director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. The White House has said it will be adding $5.9 billion to the overall NASA budget over five years; Gedmark believes most or all will go to commercial space.

PORT HUENEME Family, friends and community members have gathered on a Ventura County beach to remember the 88 people who died when an Alaska Airlines jet plunged into the Pacific Ocean a decade ago. About 300 people sat in chairs on the sand at Port Hueneme Sunday and listened to ministers from various faiths mark the ten year anniversary of the crash of Flight 261. Dawn Germain, whose sister Kristin Mills was a flight attendant on the jetliner, says she comes every year and can’t imagine being anywhere else on Jan. 31. The jet went down Jan. 31, 2000 near Anacapa Island while en route from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to Seattle. Investigators determined the crash was caused by the failure of a jackscrew in a part of the plane’s tail section.

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The current spiraling cost of health care is bankrupting this nation. In 2008, this country was hungry for change, and now we are starving for it. The need for real health reform is as great today as it was Tuesday. Thousands of people are still losing their health care every day. People are still going bankrupt. Insurance companies are still denying care. One senator cannot be allowed to stop health care reform. We must finish reform right by holding insurance companies accountable and making sure health care is affordable to all. I voted for change in 2008, and I expect my representative and my two senators to deliver that change. Sen. Ted Kennedy struggled and fought valiantly for the goal that one day all Americans would have access to affordable health care. Let us all rally together in a cohesive manner and “win one for the Gipper.” Don’t drop the ball and let this golden opportunity pass us by and all his hard work be for naught. Congress must finish reform right!

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School District is drowning in a sea of red ink. With yet another parcel tax looming, I emailed all seven Board of Education members three basic questions: 1) What plans did they have for getting non-resident, “permit” parents (who pay no parcel taxes or bond expenses) to step up voluntary contributions? 2) How would they get parents of hundreds of school children living in Santa Monica’s tax-exempt housing to contribute to the district? 3) What would they change to insure that large property owners and corporations carry a fairer share of the burden such as paying a higher parcel tax? Ben Allen and Ralph Mechur replied. Kelly Pye, Barry Snell and Oscar de la Torre, who are up for re-election, didn’t bother to respond. Neither did Jose Escarce. Allen e-mailed, “Most of our money still comes in from the state … you can add in a few more permit students at no discernible net cost to the district, while bringing in the additional approximately $7K (sic) a year that we get per student from the state. That’s extra money that can be used to fund all of the different great programs — music, etc. — that we’re so proud of and that make the Santa Monica-Malibu schools experience better.” Actually Ben, the total state revenue amount is closer to $6,200 per student, $5,029 of it in shrinking Prop. 98 funds. The SMMUSD has about 11,500 students and a budget of $132 million. The real cost of education is about $10,000 per student. State support aside, there’s still over a $3,000-per-student deficit that must be made up. My questionnaire sparked a flurry of emails and a phone call from Superintendent Tim Cuneo. He mentioned other sources of revenue including restricted federal funding for special education and lunch programs, for example. He admitted that the difference between state support and “actual student cost” is partially made up through local parcel taxes and contributions from the cities of Santa Monica and Malibu. Ralph Mechur e-mailed, “SMMUSD receives over $6,500 (sic) per each permit student. They are usually filling seats that otherwise would be empty. The revenue added to the district provides funding for programs such as music and AP classes that we otherwise could not fund. The district has purposefully reduced the number of permit students from over 2,700 in ‘02-’03 to the current 1,600+.” He continued, “Permit students are accepted where there is room … . In our situation, eliminating 1,600 permit students would reduce revenues by $10,000,000. One

could then advocate for closing schools but it would also mean cutting at least 150 teaching and classified positions and the loss of many of the programs that make our district unique among public schools.” But isn’t that the idea? Reduce overhead? In my phone conversation with Cuneo, I suggested that eliminating just 500 of the current 1,545 actual permit students could save $1.5 million — understanding that some costs are constant such as overhead, interest expense, etc. Cuneo and Jan Maez, SMMUSD’s chief financial officer, indicated that my numbers were “close.” Cost savings in variable expense directly related to numbers of students such as number of teachers, teaching assistants, classrooms, administrators, books and supplies, etc. could be realized. Mechur also mentioned “permit” parents, “who are leaders in site PTAs and volunteers for music and sports programs. Yes, they do not contribute per our parcel taxes since they do not live here, but they are asked the same as every family to contribute to their PTA and to volunteer.” But, apparently, nobody at the SMMUSD or the Education Foundation knows how much they contribute financially let alone volunteering levels. Regarding residents in public housing, Mechur wrote, “Parents volunteer as they have time available and they feel comfortable becoming involved. Many are working parents who cannot attend daytime meetings, which does limit their ability to take leadership roles.” Mechur didn’t address their financial support — or lack of it, or the fact that taxpayers in Santa Monica and Malibu subsidize the hundreds of students living in Santa Monica’s tax-exempt public housing (whose residents are mostly recent arrivals from outside the community) in addition to the 1,545 permit students. The school board has no plans or thoughts on how these families could pitch in financially to assist the district. In the meantime, the number one priority for City Hall is to build more and more tax-exempt, low-income housing for families putting even more financial demands on our schools — and taxpayers. The big question is how long are we willing to foot the bill? EXPRESS YOUR OPINION ON EXPO LIGHT RAIL

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Hitler once said, “that men cannot think.” The horrors that followed in Nazi Germany might have been easier to explain if Hitler had been right. But the problem is not so much that people cannot think but that they do not think. Or if they do think, as in the case of the German people, that thinking becomes muddled and easily led. Hitler’s meteoric rise to power, with the support of the German people, is a case in point. On Jan. 30, 1933, Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany in full accordance with the country’s legal and constitutional principles. When President Paul von Hindenburg died the following year, Hitler assumed the office of president, as well as that of chancellor, but he preferred to use the title Der Füehrer (the leader) to describe himself. This new move was approved in a general election in which Hitler garnered 88 percent of the votes cast. It cannot be said that the German people were ignorant of Hitler’s agenda or his Nazi ideology. Nazi literature, including statements of the Nazi plans for the future, had papered the country for a decade before Hitler came to power. In fact, Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf,” which was his blueprint for totalitarianism, sold more than 200,000 copies between 1925 and 1932. Clearly, the problem was not that the German people did not think but that their thinking was poisoned by the enveloping climate of ideas that they came to accept as important. At a certain point, the trivial became important, and obedience to the government in pursuit of security over freedom became predominant. We see this same scenario being played out in America today where analytical thinking has given way to a steady diet of mindless entertainment and endless distractions. Rejecting community in favor of self-gratification and isolation, we have in essence become an atomistic society, a characteristic of an emerging totalitarian society. Woefully ignorant of the freedoms given us by our forefathers and their subsequent erosion by our government of wolves, Americans rarely come together to strategize on how to maintain our freedoms. Indeed, most Americans do not even engage in meaningful discourse about pressing issues

of national and international significance. And as studies show, Americans know much more about trivia (such as the names of the Simpsons and the Three Stooges) than they do the Bill of Rights. Plain and simple, American educational institutions no longer teach children about their freedoms and how to exercise them. But it gets worse. America currently spends well in excess of $40 billion annually on public education. Yet the numbers are undeniable: in comparing the literacy level of adults in seventeen industrialized countries, America was number ten on the list. And 16to 25-year-olds underperform their foreign counterparts as well. Moreover, they do so to a greater degree than do Americans over 40. And with the loss of literacy goes a critical ingredient in maintaining freedom — citizens who think analytically. Thus, ignorant of the very basis of citizenship and overwhelmed by the informational glut of modernity, it is little wonder that many, ostrich-like, are allowing an outof-control government to move forward unimpeded. Yet while most may feel snug and secure in their technological wombs, they are only temporarily keeping the wolf at bay. Hiding from reality is not the solution. In fact, non-participation by the citizenry only makes matters worse. “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote,” the drama critic George Jean Nathan once remarked. I would add that bad officials will run roughshod over citizens who are clueless. Thus, for whom does the bell toll? It tolls for us. Everything America was founded upon is in some way being challenged. At stake is the very foundation of the American democratic system. And while it may be easy to fault a particular politician, event or the media — television, in particular — for the state of our nation, the blame, as the renowned CBS newscaster Edward R. Murrow once noted, rests with us. Constitutional attorney and author JOHN W. WHITEHEAD is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. He can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org. Information about The Rutherford Institute is available at www.rutherford.org.

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billion in additional loan guarantees for nuclear power in his 2011 budget request to Congress on Monday, according to an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the request has not been made public. White House officials say Obama’s actions reflect his long support of nuclear power. But lawmakers from both parties say the speech reflected a new urgency and willingness to reach out to Republicans who have criticized Obama for not talking more about the role nuclear energy can play in slowing global warming. The 104 nuclear reactors in operation in 31 states provide only 20 percent of the nation’s electricity. But they are responsible for 70 percent of the power from pollutionfree sources, including wind, solar and hydroelectric dams. Several analyses of the climate bills passed by the House and under consideration in the Senate suggest that the U.S. will have to build many more plants in order to meet the 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050 called for in the legislation. One of those studies, by the Environmental Protection Agency, assumed 180 new reactors would come on line by 2050. “I see an evolving attitude on energy by the president,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, who has called for 100 plants to be built in the next 20 years. Alexander, R-Tenn., said Obama’s mention of nuclear energy in the address Wednesday night was the most important statement that the president has made on nuclear power. “Up until now, the administration has been pursuing a national windmill policy instead of a national energy policy, which is the military equivalent of going to war in sailboats,” he said. Well before the speech, three senators cobbling together a Senate energy and climate bill — Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry, Connecticut independent Joe Lieberman and South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham — were pledging to include more in the bill for nuclear energy and offshore drilling to secure the necessary 60 votes to overcome a likely filibuster from opponents.

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YARMOUTH, Maine Herbie, the giant American elm tree, is giving his trunk over to science. Since the tree was felled two weeks ago, scientists from Columbia University, the University of Maine and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have contacted the Maine Forest Service about examining Herbie’s trunk to see what can be learned about the tree’s age and about the climate over the years. Peter Lammert of the Maine Forest Service said his computer has been clogged with e-mails from scientists interested in the stories that Herbie’s growth rings might tell. In particular, Herbie’s demise is bringing out of the woodwork highly specialized scientists who study tree rings: Dendroclimatologists, who look to tree rings for answers about the climate, and dendrochronologists, who specialize in deter-

mining the age of trees based on rings. The tallest American elm in New England, the 110-foot-tree survived 14 bouts of Dutch elm disease, thanks to the town’s long-time tree warden, Frank Knight, who’s now 101. But Herbie was cut down on Jan. 19 after the fungal disease became fatal. Most of the tree’s remains will go to artisans who’ll create salad bowls, cutting boards and furniture, but several cuttings will be displayed prominently in the town hall, state arboretum and elsewhere. Scientists are interested in taking a look, as well. The tree, with a circumference of 244 inches, had a diameter of about 6.5 feet. George Jacobsen, Maine state climatologist, said it’ll be interesting to see whether Herbie’s trunk reflects climatic anomalies such as the “year without a summer” in 1816, when volcanic activity halfway around the world led to an exceptionally cold summer in New England. That year, frost was recorded in every month of the summer.


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America, especially in light of the growing divide between the profligate rich and the hungry poor. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Loss Project, we throw away more than 25 percent — some 25.9 million tons — of all the food we produce for domestic sale and consumption. A 2004 University of Arizona study pegs the figure at closer to 50 percent, finding that Americans squander some $43 billion annually on wasted food. Lead researcher Timothy Jones reported that on average, U.S. households waste 14 percent of their food purchases. He estimates that a family of four tosses out $590 per year in meat, fruits, vegetables and grain products alone. Once this food gets to the landfill, it then generates methane, a greenhouse gas 23 times as potent as carbon dioxide in trapping heat within our atmosphere. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, landfills account for 34 percent of all methane emissions in the U.S. — meaning that the sandwich you made and then didn’t eat yesterday is increasing your personal — and our collective — carbon footprint. Furthermore, researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Dis-eases (NIDDK) concluded in a 2009 study that each year a quarter of U.S. water consumption and over 300 million barrels of oil (four percent of U.S. oil consumption) go into producing and distributing food that ultimately ends up in landfills. They add that pe-r-capita food waste has in-creased by half since 1974, and suggest that the “U.S. obesi-

ty epidemic” may be the result of a “push effect” of increased food availability and marketing to Americans unable to match their food intake with the increased supply of cheap food. In spite of all this, environmentalists are optimistic that Americans can reduce their food waste. For one, restaurants and markets are increasingly finding outlets — including soup kitchens feeding the poor and farms looking for cheap animal feed — for food they would otherwise toss. Some communities now pick-up and centrally compost food waste from commercial and residential buildings and put the resulting nutrient-rich soil to use in municipal projects or for sale to the public. And a few enterprising cities now have waste-to-energy technologies that extract methane from landfills for use as fuel. An extreme reaction to the food waste issue is “freeganism,” a movement of people who live on the food cast off by others. These “dumpster divers” share, in the words of movement founder Warren Oakes, “an anticonsumeristic ethic about eating” and not only avoid creating waste but live off that caused by others. Going freegan might be a bit much for most of us, but we can all take action to minimize food waste. The University of Arizona’s Jones suggests more careful purchase planning, including devising complete menus and grocery lists, and knowing what foods are lurking in the fridge and pantry that should be used before they go bad. And don’t forget that many foods can be frozen and enjoyed later. Jones contends that if we as a nation were able to cut our food waste in half we’d extend the lifespan of landfills by decades and reduce soil depletion and the application of untold tons of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Want to talk environment? Submit questions to earthtalk@emagazine.com.


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increase voter support. He noted even with a tax of $225, the board will be facing an operating deficit. “Even if it passes we will still have to make some reductions happen,” he said. Board member Ben Allen said the challenge will be to arrive at a number that “would make a substantial difference to our budget ... while being respectful to the challenges the tax payers are facing.” He said the board will likely heed the committee’s advice not to exceed $225. “We will not be doing anything more than the recommendation. If anything, it would be a little bit lower,” he said. Even if the measure is successful, though, the district will have to layoff teachers and possibly reduce the school year by five days because of teacher and employee furloughs. Reducing the number of school nurses and counselors is also under discussion. nickt@smdp.com

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small town. All I wanted was to get out in the world and live in big, big cities. After 9/11, I wanted both,” Jackson said. “In Santa Monica, you can hang outside and have your dog and go to the beach. It’s friendly and people come up and talk to you. I love that it’s not too isolated. Malibu felt isolated, the South Bay felt isolated, but Santa Monica feels like a small community.” Santa Monica, Jackson said, was the perfect place to open The Green Room in 2002. After its success, she’s looking for other similar locations to expand her services. She’s thinking about Brooklyn in New York City — she says it has a similar vibe to Santa Monica — and eventually Chicago, but it all depends on the place. “People will ask, ‘Why did you pick this city?’” she said. “And I tell them it’s all about the feel.” For now, Jackson is working on expanding The Green Room’s services to other patients in Santa Monica. Although the services were initially offered to patients at the medical center, they have expanded to offer both complimentary and discount services to chemotherapy patients at a nearby clinic and pick a different organization to assist during different times of need — firefighters and their spouses were able to visit The Green Room during the recent wildfire season. The best part of the job, Jackson said, is that she can offer these services to medical patients for free. “It’s all about giving back,” Jackson said. “It’s all about you.” news@smdp.com


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New budget predicts record national deficit ANDREW TAYLOR MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama’s proposed budget predicts the national deficit will crest at a record-breaking almost $1.6 trillion in the current fiscal year, then start to recede in 2011 to just below $1.3 trillion. Still, the administration’s new budget to be released Monday says deficits over the next decade will average 4.5 percent of the size of the economy, a level that economists say is dangerously high if not addressed. A congressional official provided the information, which comes from a White House summary document circulating freely on Capitol Hill and among Washington’s lobbyists. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the spending proposal is not supposed to be made public until tomorrow. Details of the administration’s budget headed for Congress include an additional $100 billion to attack painfully high unemployment. The proposed $3.8 trillion budget would provide billions more to pull the country out of the Great Recession while increasing taxes on the wealthy and imposing a spending freeze on many government programs. Administration projections show the deficit never dropping below $700 billion, even under assumptions that war costs will drop precipitously to just $50 billion in some years instead of more than three times that this year and next. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the administration believed “somewhere in the $100 billion range” would be the appropriate amount for a new jobs measure made up of a business tax credit to encourage hiring, increased infrastructure spending and money from the government’s bailout fund to get banks to increase loans to struggling small businesses. That price tag would be below a $174 billion bill passed by the House in December but far higher than a measure that could come to the Senate floor this week. Gibbs said it was important for Democrats and Republicans to put aside their differences to pass a bill that addresses jobs, the country’s No. 1 concern. “I think that would be a powerful signal to send to the American people,” Gibbs said in an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Job creation was a key theme of the budget President Barack Obama was sending Congress on Monday, a document designed, as was the president’s State of the Union address, to reframe his young presidency after a protracted battle over health care damaged his standing in public opinion polls and contributed to a series of Democratic election defeats. Obama’s $3.8 trillion spending plan for the 2011 budget year that begins Oct. 1 attempts to navigate between the opposing goals of pulling the country out of a deep recession and dealing with a budget deficit that soared to an all-time high of $1.42 trillion last year. The startling budget numbers — deficits would total $8.5 trillion over the decade — are raising worries among voters and the foreign investors who buy much of the country’s debt. On the anti-recession front, congressional sources said Obama’s new budget will pro-

pose extending the popular Making Work Pay middle-class tax breaks of $400 per individual and $800 per couple through 2011. They were due to expire after this year. The budget will also propose $250 payments to Social Security recipients to bolster their finances in a year when they are not receiving the normal cost-of-living boost to their benefit checks because of low inflation. Obama will also seek a $25 billion increase in payments to help recession-battered states. Obama’s new budget will set off months of debate in the Democratically controlled Congress, especially in an election year in which Republicans are hoping to use attacks against government overspending to gain seats. Obama has argued that he inherited a deficit of more than $1 trillion and was forced to increase spending to stabilize the financial system and combat the worst recession since the 1930s. Obama’s new budget was expected to repeat many of the themes of his first budget. But in a bow to worries over the soaring deficits, the administration is proposing a three-year freeze on spending for a wide swath of domestic government agencies. Military, veterans, homeland security and big benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare would not feel the pinch. The freeze would affect $447 billion in spending and is designed to save $250 billion over a decade. However, it would not fall equally on all domestic agencies. Some would see budget cuts to free up spending for programs the administration wants to expand such as education and civilian research efforts. NASA’s mission to return astronauts to the moon would be grounded with the space agency instead getting an additional $5.9 billion over five years to encourage private companies to build, launch and operate their own spacecraft for the benefit of NASA and others. NASA would pay the private companies to carry U.S. astronauts. Obama’s budget repeats his recommendations for an overhaul of the nation’s health care system, the fight that dominated his first year in office. It proposes to get billions of dollars in savings from the Medicare program and again seeks increased taxes on the wealthy by limiting the benefits they receive from various tax deductions. Both ideas have met strong resistance in Congress. Gibbs insisted Sunday that the president’s push for health care was “still inside the 5yard line,” but Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, also appearing on CNN, said the public was overwhelmingly against the bill and the administration should “put it on the shelf, go back and start over.” In addition to the freeze on discretionary nonsecurity spending, Obama is proposing to boost revenues by allowing the Bush administration tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 to expire at the end of this year for families making more than $250,000 annually. Tax relief for those less well-off would be extended. The new Obama budget will also include a proposal to levy a fee on the country’s biggest banks to raise an estimated $90 billion to recover losses from the government’s $700 billion financial rescue fund. Those losses are expected to come not come from the bank bailouts but from the support extended to General Motors and Chrysler and insurance giant American International Group as well as help provided to homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosures.


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Bombing attempt prompts Super Bowl security change HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON The massive, multimilliondollar security operations for the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics are being adjusted in light of recent breaches such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of an airliner and the White House gatecrashers. Sports and government officials say such lapses — where individuals got past guards on the ground — are leading to increased screening efforts at major upcoming events, including the NFL championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints in Miami next Sunday, and the Vancouver Games starting Feb. 12. Extensive ticket-checking procedures also are being implemented for soccer’s World Cup, which begins June 11 in South Africa. Even entertainment awards shows are taking extra steps, like stricter monitoring of cars arriving at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony two weeks ago. “We’re very mindful of the world that we live in,” the NFL’s vice president of security, Milt Ahlerich, said in a telephone interview from Florida. “We put our fate and our protection in the hands of that person on the front lines — those people that are protecting our gates — and being sure that someone who comes through doesn’t have anything on them,” Ahlerich said. Part of the $6 million or so the NFL spends each year for Super Bowl security — on top of tax dollars spent by the government — has been devoted to what Ahlerich said were “several hours of extra training” for screeners by the Secret Service and the Transportation Security Administration. He

wouldn’t say whether any additional screening equipment was added in response to the failed Dec. 25 attack on a flight from the Netherlands to Detroit. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Bert Paquet, a spokesman for the Olympics security task force, acknowledged the failed bombing prompted intensive reassessments. “It is definitely an incident that has raised our awareness,” Paquet said. “While there’s been no specific credible threat to the games, we understand the threat is always there. ... We’ve increased police presence at all entry points — the airport, the port.” He said more full-body scanners were being acquired, for use at the airport and possibly some Olympic venues, to supplement walkthrough and hand-held metal detectors screeners will use at event sites. While most screeners already had completed training before late December, the RCMP officers supervising screeners were given an updated briefing on how the Christmas Day episode could affect Olympic operations. For the NFL, security is an ongoing issue throughout the season. Ahlerich told The Associated Press that five to 10 bomb threats are phoned in during each regular season — roughly one every other week — but they amount to nothing. Still, he called “improvised explosive devices” — a car bomb or pipe bomb, for example — the biggest concern as thousands of people from dozens of federal agencies, including the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, local police and two private security firms prepare for the Super Bowl. Other primary concerns, he said, include “the active shooter scenario, the chemical agent or biological agent scenario.”

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Bryant’s jumper sinks Celtics JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer

BOSTON Kobe Bryant sank a go-ahead fallaway jumper with 7.3 seconds left to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 90-89 victory over Boston on Sunday and send the struggling Celtics to their sixth loss in eight games. The Celtics, who led by 11 points in the fourth quarter, nursed a one-point lead until Paul Pierce was called for an offensive foul for pushing off as he jumped to shoot with 28 seconds left. Bryant, who shot just 8 for 20 in the game, dribbled down the shot clock before stepping back from defender Ray Allen and making a basket to give Los Angeles the lead. Bryant finished with 19, and Andrew Bynum had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Rajon Rondo had 21 points and 12 assists for the Celtics. The Celtics led 81-70 before the Lakers made the next four baskets. Rasheed Wallace hit a 3-pointer — his only basket of the game — to stop the run, and it was still a three-point game with less than two minutes left when Bryant hit a pair of free throws to make it 87-86. It was 89-88 when Pierce was called for pushing off. Bryant, who complained of a sore ankle after Friday night’s win in Philadelphia, gave the Lakers the lead, then Allen’s 3-point attempt at the final buzzer bounced harmlessly off the rim.

Pau Gasol had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, who won their fourth straight game and beat Boston for the third consecutive time since losing Game 6 of the 2008 NBA finals to watch the Celtics clinch their 17th championship. Pierce scored 15, Kevin Garnett had 10 with nine rebounds and Kendrick Perkins finished with eight points and 10 boards for the Celtics, who were coming off losses to Orlando and Atlanta — two of the top four teams in the Eastern Conference — that left them at 6-10 since beating the Magic on Christmas Day. Garnett missed 10 of those games with a hyperextended right knee, and Boston was 4-6 without him. But Garnett’s return hasn’t solved all the Celtics’ problems. The Celtics fell behind 22-10 in the first quarter, when Bynum scored 12 points, and trailed 40-34 midway through the second before scoring the next 15 points. Rondo had nine points and eight assists in the quarter and was in double digits in both by halftime. NOTES: Garnett finished the game with 21,773 career points, 18 behind Larry Bird for 24th on the NBA scoring list. ... Bryant is 28 points behind Jerry West for No. 1 on the Lakers’ all-time list. ... Wallace and Gasol picked up technical fouls late in the first. It’s Wallace’s 14th for the season; 16 is an automatic suspension. ... The Lakers outscored Boston on points in the paint 18-0 in the fourth quarter. ... Allen was 2 for 10 from the field.

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★★★★★ Zero in on more of what you desire. Your ability to make an impression and keep a situation focused comes through. A meeting will help direct your energy where you want it. Supporters seem to naturally surface. Tonight: Where the action is, of course.

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★★★ You can bypass issues only if you decide to assume a stronger leadership role. You understand far more than others realize. Take a situation from the top and look at it from a new perspective. A family member has the capacity to create a tremendous uproar. Tonight: A must appearance.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ Don't wonder; find out. What is occurring could be rather surprising. Observe rather than react. Continue to maintain a low profile financially, and make no new investments. You will be much happier as a result. Tonight: Rethink an expenditure.

★★★★ Knowing that someone else has it all handled can and will make all the difference. Loosen up and be more receptive to what someone is offering you. He or she really cares. Don't get stuck in negative thinking. Tonight: Use care with your bills.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★★ Realize that while others fret, you are in a position to sleuth out solutions and come to the rescue. Though this role is not your normal one, it certainly opens doors. Evaluate and think before you leap into action. Tonight: As you like it.

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This year, you move in a new direction. Make a different decision or open another door. You might be quite excited by what life presents. Grab an opportunity with quickness and alertness. Be careful when dealing with finances, as you could witness some wild swings up and down. Manage your funds well, and you will come out on top. If you are single, a partnership becomes a high priority. Just don't settle.


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■ Ewwwwww! (1) Prominent eastern Idaho prosecuting attorney Blake Hall, 56, was fired in November (and he also resigned from a major national political position) after his conviction for stalking an ex-girlfriend. Evidence at trial revealed that Hall had been tossing used condoms onto the woman's lawn, a total of 19 collected on 10 different days. (2) Truck driver Yuuki Oshima, 22, was arrested in Chiba, Japan, in December after allegedly urinating through the mail slot of a woman's apartment door on more than one occasion. Oshima told police that he was frustrated, apparently too shy to approach the woman and admit that he was "crazy" about her. ■ World's Laziest Bank Robbers: (1) In December in Cardiff (Wales) Crown Court, James Snell was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a bank robbery from which he made his getaway in his own car with an easy-to-remember personalized license plate ("J4MES"). (2) Mark McAvinew, 52, was arrested in Kansas City, Mo., in December after allegedly robbing the Metcalf Bank and fleeing in an A.M. Heating & Cooling company van (a business he co-owns). (3) In November, Christopher Walker was sentenced to two years in jail for robbing a Lloyds TSB Bank in Birmingham, England. He had been caught within minutes, as he fled the bank to his home across the street.

TODAY IN HISTORY Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" is published for the first time in the Atlantic Monthly. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Edition one of the Oxford English Dictionary is published. Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey. The opera La bohème premieres in Turin.

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DBAS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100016345 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HI DE HO; HI DE HO COMICS, 525 SANTA MONICA BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CANVAS STUDIOS, 8632 LARKPORT DR, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92646 (CALIFORNIA) This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1/1/2010. /s/: CANVAS STUDIOS, TREASURER, SALEEM AARON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/6/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/11/2010, 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20091906639 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GLOBAL MEDICAL BILLING; BROADLEAF HEALTH, 19730 VENTURA BLVD., SUITE 25, WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91364; 2828 BLAZING STAR DR, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BROADLEAF HEALTH INC, 2828 BLAZING STAR DR, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362 (CALIFORNIA) This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: BROADLEAF HEALTH INC., PRESIDENT, PAUL BERNARD This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/15/2009. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/11/2010, 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100023230 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THREE SEASONS AYURVEDA, 1033 3RD ST, #309, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JEFF PERLMAN, 1033 3RD ST, #309, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: JEFF PERLMAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/7/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/11/2010, 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20091941807 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GROUP 520 PRODUCTIONS, 225 SANTA MONICA BLVD., 5TH FLOOR, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RDF MEDIA USA, INC., 225 SANTA MONICA BLVD., 5TH FLOOR, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401, COUNTY OF LA This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)12/16/2009. /s/: TRACEY MITCHEL-LAI, VP OF FINANCE

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LEFORD JR DPM, 333 EAST NUTWOOD STREET, SUITE C, INGLEWOOD, CA 90301 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: BILL J. RELEFORD JR DPM, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/28/2009. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100052555 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LEONARD A ROBBINS, 23630 CLOVER TRAIL, CALABASAS, CA 91302. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LEONARD A. ROBBINS, 23630 CLOVER TRAIL, CALABASAS, CA 91302 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: LEONARD A. ROBBINS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/13/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010

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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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100125202 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ACADEMIC STUDY CENTER, 12016 WILSHIRE BLVD., SUITE 6, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ROBERT BRODY, 708 11TH ST, SANTA MONICA, CA 90402 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: ROBERT BRODY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/28/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010, 2/22/2010

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20091987411 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE FIRE MONKEY, 817 BROOKS AVE, VENICE, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GEORGINA CATHERINE MARSHALL, 817 BROOKS AVE, VENICE, CA 90291 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)7/28/1992. /s/: GEORGINA MARSHALL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/30/2009. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/11/2010, 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20091969870 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as K4K SMOG, 2446A LINCOLN BLVD., VENICE, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : HOUSNE YASSINE, 1805 7th St, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: HOUSNE YASSINE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/28/2009. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/11/2010, 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 2010009725 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TIME AND SPACE PLACE; AGOG SHOP, 2913 THIRD STREET, UNIT 309, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : HANS BERGGREN, 2913 THIRD STREET, UNIT 309, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: HANS BERGGREN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/5/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100071976 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AMERICAN CHARITY NETWORK, 11500 OLYMPIC BLVD., SUITE 400, LOS ANGELES, CA 90064, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOE WOOD, 212 26TH STREET, #154, SANTA MONICA, CA 90402; CAROLE DUPUY, 31343 PCH, MALIBU, CA 90265 This Business is being conducted by, a general partnership. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)12/1/2009. /s/: JOE WOOD, FOUNDER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20091971052 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE RELEFORD FOOT & ANKLE INSTITUTE, 333 EAST NUTWOOD STREET, SUITE C, INGLEWOOD, CA 90301. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BILL J. RE-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100071975 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FOR THE FAMILY INSURANCE SERVICES, 1251 EUCLID ST, #7, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ALLAN S. BROWN, 1251 EUCLID ST, #7, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1/1/2010. /s/: ALLAN S. BROWN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100052755 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FELIX OMARS, 600 W. HYDE PARK, #7, INGLEWOOD, CA 90302. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FELIX DIAZ, 600 W. HYDE PARK, #7, INGLEWOOD, CA 90302 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)6/1/2007. /s/: FELIX DIAZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/13/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100029772 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FLAME PROPERTIES, 1209 ABBOT KINNEY, VENICE, CA 90291; 621 RAYMOND AVENUE, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : WINSTON CENAC, 621 RAYMOND AVENUE, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)4/1/1987. /s/: WINSTON CENAC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/8/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 2010008496 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SURF TO SAVE THE PLANET, 1120 6TH STREET, #11, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : 1120 6TH STREET, #11, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403TRACY WILLIAMS, This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: TRACY WILLIAMS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/5/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100052904 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AMERICAN BOYS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; AMERICAN BOYS COMMODITY COMPANY, 823 22ND STREET, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403; PO BOX 492360, LOS ANGELES, CA 90049-8360. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MEHRTASH BAKHTIAN, 823 22ND STREET, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)8/27/2004. /s/: MEHRTASH BAKHTIAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/13/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100024504 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GROUND FLOOR COMMUNICATIONS, 1700 SAWTELLE, #324, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DANIEL JACOBS, 1700 SAWTELLE, #324, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: DANIEL JACOBS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/7/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100088223 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE HIDEOUT; SANTAMONICAHIDEOUT.COM, 112 W. CHANNEL RD, SM, CA 90402; 1020 WILSHIRE BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ONE TWELVE LLC, 1020 WILSHIRE BLVD., SM, CA 90401 This Business is being conducted by, a limited liability. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: MARK VERGE, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/21/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100088221 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 7TH STREET PLAZA, 1827 1829 7TH STREET, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403; 1020 WILSHIRE BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARK VERGE, 1020 WILSHIRE, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 This Business is being conducted by, a Trust. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: MARK VERGE, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/21/2010. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100125203 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 14TH STREET PLAZA, 1324 14TH STREET, SM, CA 90401; 1020 WILSHIRE, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARK VERGE, 1324 14TH STREET, SM, CA 90401 This Business is being conducted by, a business trust. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: MARK VERGE, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/28/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010, 2/22/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100088220 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 1919 NEWPORT PLAZA, 1919 NEWPORT BLVD., COSTA MESA, CA 92627; 1020 WILSHIRE BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARK VERGE, 1020 WILSHIRE, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 This Business is being conducted by, a Trust. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: MARK VERGE, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/21/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100088222 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 2ND STREET PLAZA, 2911 2ND STREET, SM, CA 90401; 1020 WILSHIRE BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARK VERGE, 1020 WILSHIRE BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 This Business is being conducted by, a business trust. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: MARK VERGE, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/21/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100059094 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WIENERSCHNITZEL #57, 12056 E. CARSON ST., HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA 90716. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SUK CHUL JANG, 1400 NICOLAS WAY, FULLERTON, CA 92833 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: SUK CHUL JANG This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/14/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100066899 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RDO INTEGRATED CONTROLS, 5221 MIDLAND ROAD, BILLINGS, MT 59101, COUNTY OF YELLOWSTONE. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RDO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT CO., 700 7TH STREET SOUTH, FARGO, ND 58103 (NORTH DAKOTA) This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)5/1/2009. /s/: STEVEN B. DEWALD, RDO CONSTUCTION EQUIPMENT, CFO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/15/2010. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100080907 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as D & M SCREEN PLAY, 2010 MATHEWS AVE, #B, REDONDO BEACH, CA 90278. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JAMES R. MUELLER, 2010 MATHEWS AVE, #B, REDONDO BEACH, CA 90278 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: JAMES R. MUELLER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/20/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100099859 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PRIVATE LOVE NOTES, 1 SOUTH LOCUST STREET, 340B, INGLEWOOD, CA 90301. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LEAMON WHITE, 1 SOUTH LOCUST STREET, 340B, INGLEWOOD, CA 90301 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1/22/2010. /s/: LEAMON WHITE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010, 2/22/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100073873 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as KID GLUVS, 24500 SENATOR AVE, HARBOR CITY, CA 90710; PO BOX 1973, LOMITA, CA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ROSE DAVIS, 24500 SENATOR AVE, HARBOR CITY, CA 90710; DEVYN DAVIS, 24500 SENATOR AVE, HARBOR CITY, CA 90710 This Business is being conducted by, co-partners. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: DEVYN DAVIS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010, 2/22/2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100015705 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as IBERIA LANGUAGE SERVICES, 1024 5TH STREET, UNIT 1, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403; PO BOX 1945, SANTA MONICA, CA 90406. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARTA MARQUEZ, 1024 5TH STREET, UNIT 1, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: MARTA MARQUEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/6/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010, 2/22/2010

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20100087213 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BNI BUSINESS ADVANTAGE, 10740 WOODBINE ST, #208, LOS ANGELES, CA 90034. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MORONI MARK BURCHELI, 10740 WOODBINE ST, #208, LOS ANGELES, CA 90034 This Business is being conducted by, an unincorporated association other than a partnership. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: MORONI MARK BURCHELL, TREASURER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/21/2010. 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 statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010, 2/22/2010

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NOTICES NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: DECEMBER 15, 2009 To Whom it may concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: NITI INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 10700 WASHINGTON BLVD, CULVER CITY, CA 90232-3314 Type of License(s) Applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control LOS ANGELES. SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS 1/18/2010, 1/25/2010, 2/1/2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE(S) Date of Filing Application: NOVEMBER 30, 2009 To Whom it may concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: CHUANGCHOTIKUL RYAN The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3133 LINCOLN BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405-5736 Type of License(s) Applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE-EATING PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control LOS ANGELES. SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. ES013702 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles Petition of SHANNON TRIPLETT BOATWRIGHT for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner or Attorney: SHANNON TRIPLETT BOATWRIGHT filed a petition with this court for a decree of changing names as follows: SHANNON TRIPLETT BOATWRIGHT to SHANNON TRIPLETT LEADE. 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, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Notice of Hearing: Date: MARCH 12, 2010 Time: 8:30AM, Dept. B The address of the court is Superior Court North District, 300 East Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502. 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: Santa Monica Daily Press. Date: JAN 25, 2010 MARY THORNTON HOUSE SUPERVISING JUDGE 2/1/2010, 2/8/2010, 2/15/2010, 2/22/2010

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