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High school students prepare selves for big test by any means necessary BY MELODY HANATANI Daily Press Staff Writer

MID CITY It’s never too early to prepare for the biggest test of a teenager’s life. On a Monday afternoon, after school was over and all extracurricular activities had ended for the day, Matthew Iacovino, of West Los Angeles, sat at the Sylvan Learning Center in Santa Monica with a workbook and a pencil, tackling the kind of problems that would give any teenager a headache. It was about 15 minutes before his Scholastic Assessment Test preparatory class was supposed to begin, but Iacovino wanted to get a head-start on the day’s lesson plan. “I have the most trouble with the math portion of the test,”

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“kicking around town” for the last 20 years trying to strike it big as a filmmaker and comedian. What he realized during that time is that if he wanted to make money in Hollywood he would have to do one of two things — make major compromises or go it alone and face the possibility of never being discovered. That is, until he found YouTube, the immensely popular free video sharing Web site that lets hundreds of thousands of users upload, view and share video clips that are rated by viewers. Videos that receive the highest rating are featured on the Web site, with the directors being invited to participate in YouTube conventions, including the one in San Francisco last weekend that James attended thanks to the popularity of his comedy sketches that feature Santa Monica as the backdrop. “I’ve been trying to break into the business for about 20 years in one way or another and with YouTube I’ve been able to see my stock rise,” said James, who goes by the name of NickyNik. “Now I have hundreds of people tuning in every time I post a sketch and that has helped me get my name out there,” James added. “I also have the freedom to do what I want in the way I want, whereas before, I would go into these meetings where there would be one person who SEE YOU TUBE PAGE 13

Iacovino said, taking a break from his studies. “The essay is the easiest, depending on the topic.” Even though Iacovino is just a junior at Loyola High School in Los Angeles and is more than 10 months away from submitting his college applications, he’s already preparing for what all college-bound high schoolers call the “big test” — the gatekeeper to the world of higher education. In fact, most students will have taken the SAT test at least twice before completing their college application, according to Alexandra Edens, director of Sylvan’s Santa Monica location. More than 2.3 million students take the SATs each year. “Students are overwhelmed by the fact they have to take the SAT,” Edens said. SEE SAT PAGE 11 VONS

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2903 Santa Monica Blvd., 11 a.m. — 5 p.m. The debut works of Joe Pinkelman, Susie McKay Krieser and Darlyn Susan Yee will be on display. For more information on the exhibit and/or the artists, visit www.TagTheArtistsGallery.com or call (310) 829-9556.

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Documenting life one billboard at a time BY IRENE MANAHAN Special to the Daily Press

MAIN STREET Documenting history is one thing, but actually making it is another. Author of more than 30 books, Fred Basten has succeeded in doing a little of both. While he was born in Chicago, Basten claims he’s a Santa Monican through and through. “I’ve lived in Santa Monica almost forever. It’s just home to me,” he said last week. “I’m comfortable here. I have my favorite streets and I know some great people.” Basten has written five books about his adopted home, including his first effort: “Santa Monica Bay: The First 100 Years ... A Pictorial History of Santa Monica, Venice, Ocean Park, Pacific Palisades, Topanga & Malibu” (1974). Since moving to Santa Monica, Basten has amassed a wealth of photographs of the city, spawning the idea of putting them all together in a series of books. Basten describes his publications as being “evergreen” — a book with a long shelf life. “One book lead to another and another,” Basten said. “I’ve written a new book almost every year since 1974.” Basten was first inspired to write by an uncle who wrote travel columns. “I’ve always been interested in writing,” Basten said.“(My uncle) got to go to these exotic places and write about them. Now, I am somewhat following in his footsteps.”

In addition to his budding writing career, Basten received his Commercial Art degree at UCLA and worked at A&W Root Beer as a director of publicity, art and advertising for 14 years. “I love what I do and it’s all I want to do,” he said.“Once you find it, you got to stick with it.” Basten has collaborated with a number of people in developing his books. “The voice always depends on the content of

the city, but has seen the library call “Life at the Marmont” the definitive book of Beverly Hills. With some of his books depicting the lives and styles of people living in cities outside California, Basten often gets to travel while working on his projects. In writing “Fabulous Las Vegas in the Fifties: Glitz, Glamour and Games” (1999), Basten reminisced about the launch party. “Famed 50’s singer Keely Smith even sang

‘Happy Birthday’ to me,” he smiled. The signs were all there The idea for Basten’s latest book — “Great American Billboards: 100 Years of History by the Side of the Road” (2006) — came over lunch with Joe Blackstock, an archivist at Foster and Kleiser Advertising Company, one of the biggest advertising companies in the United SEE PROFILE. PAGE 12

I LOVE WHAT I DO AND IT’S ALL I WANT TO DO. ONCE YOU FIND IT, YOU GOT TO STICK WITH IT.” Fred Basten the book,” Basten said.“But I love to use a lot of quotes in them. It’s especially great because the people I collaborate with know everything and have all the contacts.” Basten regularly does his research and obtains resources and images for his collections from historical societies and library archives. His Beverly Hills book, “Life at the Marmont” (The Chateau Marmont Hotel) (1976) took just three months to write. Upon completion, Basten not only received a key to

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Muslim women stay true to faith with special swimsuits BY PETER PRENGAMAN Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES Amana Siddiqi loved swimming as a child but gave it up as a teenager because her Muslim faith required she fully cover her body in public. “At age 15, I started to cover, so I stopped going to public pools,” said Siddiqi, now 27, whose parents come from India and Pakistan. “Most of my friends stopped, too. They felt self-conscious.” Then last summer Siddiqi bought a specially made swimsuit that covers her body while allowing full motion — and went snorkeling, jet skiing and on water slides while on vacation in Hawaii. Muslim girls and women are increasingly

participating in athletic activities, especially as second- and third-generation children of immigrants grow up surrounded by American influences. But doing so requires them to overcome a seemingly large obstacle: Islam’s traditional emphasis on modest dress. When it comes to water sports, the challenge can be even more difficult than in Muslim countries, where the sexes are often separated in pools and on beaches. America is predominantly coed, and increasingly the norm is skimpy swimsuits. Enter the new-and-improved all-body suit. While full-body swimwear has been around for decades, in the last couple years it has undergone a renaissance as the niche market has grown. Today about a dozen stores, based in the United States and abroad, sell

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swimwear store for Muslim women based in Huntington Beach. Sabet, 36, a microbiologist at California State University, Long Beach, said she decided to get into the business while trying to reconcile the conflict between her Muslim faith and a love of scuba diving. She realized that many female Muslim friends completely avoided the water because of modesty concerns. “Nothing in the Quran says women and men can’t swim or scuba dive together,” said Sabet, whose parents are from Egypt. “It’s just a question of finding a solution.” For Hayat Diab, 65, finding a solution has helped her deal with severe arthritis. Diab, originally from Syria, lives in an Irvine apartSEE SWIMSUIT. PAGE 10


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Fire chiefs’ spin was alarming Editor:

Regarding “The 411 on the 911” by Kevin Herrera (Feb. 10-11, page 3), I was shocked by some of the statements attributed to Fire Chief Jim Hone and Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Davis. Until recently, I was a Santa Monica fire dispatcher for more than 12 years. Chief Hone’s implication that 911 callers did not receive medical instructions from Santa Monica Dispatchers while paramedics were en route to calls is false. Santa Monica fire dispatchers were trained in Emergency Medical Dispatch (prearrival instructions), used pre-arrival instruction manuals located at both dispatch consoles to guide callers through medical emergencies (including CPR/rescue breathing, control of bleeding, control of shock, child birth, burn care and many other types of emergencies) and received EMT, and later EMD, bonus pay for doing so. Even more shocking is the following quote attributed to Deputy Fire Chief Bruce Davis: “No dispatchers lost their jobs due to the transfer.” Actually, all four fire dispatchers did lose their jobs. In fact, we were shown the door in the way one would dismiss a trespasser from his property. This was particularly disappointing to two dispatchers whose combined service to the department totaled almost 30 years. The fact is that neither Chief Hone nor Deputy Chief Davis had anything to do with all four dispatchers eventually obtaining city jobs. My three coworkers and I applied for city positions and went through the standard civil service process that included written and practical exams and oral interviews, just as any other person would when applying for a position in the city. Neither Chief Hone nor Chief Davis offered any assistance. Perhaps Chief Davis’ alleged statement was intended to enhance the department’s reputation and soften public opinion. The fact is, the fire department is already highly regarded by the public, and I would argue it was unnecessary for Chief Davis to make this statement. The suggestion that citizens or visitors to Santa Monica did not receive the highest level of care when calling 911 is an insult to the dedication and professionalism of those who served as Santa Monica fire dispatchers.

Jeff Altman Former Santa Monica fire dispatcher

Trains certainly aren’t in vain Editor:

I really don’t know if (Melody) Hanatani is trying to be balanced in presenting both sides of the issue, or maybe she’s just confused (“Is light rail good for Santa Monica?” Feb. 7, page 8) ... but quoting the Reason Foundation? These libertarian bizarros have this idea that freeways and roads are magically free and that they subsidize themselves, but that rails don’t. Let me make something clear: Virtually all modes of transportation (including roads and freeways) do not pay for themselves directly, but do so indirectly via an enhanced economy that comes from increased business, tourist and recreational commuting. Furthermore, the contention that mass transit is easier and cheaper if we just get more buses doesn’t take into consideration that development will never occur around a bus line that can always change, but will much more likely occur around fixed infrastructure like rail lines and freeways and roads. Buses and vans are excellent and necessary forms of local mass transit, but for longer distances with larger capacities, nothing can beat a train that these buses and vans will need to feed into ... in the same way that surface streets and major surface arterials feed into freeways. On a related note, I might be a political conservative, but I am as offended as anyone when I see urban transportation turned into a “put those people on a bus” campaign. I know what that means, which is to suggest that ethnic minorities should be shoved into second- or third-class modes of transportation. Perhaps our modern civil rights struggle should be altered from allowing minorities to sit at the front of the bus to not limiting them to a bus. Most of us white Westsiders will also always prefer a train over a bus, period. And we should recognize that this Expo Line will best serve all people of all geographies and of all ethnicities. Behind virtually all the anti-Expo rhetoric, I hear classist and racist rhetoric that I’ve no time or patience for.

Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D. President, The Transit Coalition

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Silence facilitates ‘Reign of Terror’ My hat is off to Santa Monica Police Chief Timothy Jackman and the law enforcement personnel involved in the Feb. 8 arrests of eight suspected West Los Angeles gang members allegedly involved in the deaths of Eddie Lopez and Miguel Martin. These assassins may have comprised a “hit squad” that had been shooting up south Santa Monica for more than two years. Their hunting trips may include a high-profile shooting behind the Edison Elementary School playground on the afternoon of Sept. 28, 2004. Although nobody was hit, the incident initiated a series of community meetings on youth violence and demands for more police protection of schools. Other Pico Neighborhood shootings followed. In one, a 17-year old girl was hit in the leg as she entered an apartment building, and in another, shots were fired at a couple seated in their car. Almost a year ago to the day, Lopez, a popular 15-year-old Santa Monica High School honor student, was shot to death at a strip mall at the corner of Pico Boulevard and 26th Street. Lopez and two friends were approached by a young Hispanic man who shouted out a gang name and opened fire, hitting Lopez in the chest. Two days after Christmas, 22-year-old Miguel Martin was gunned down while walking with friends on Pico Boulevard next to Virginia Avenue Park. A black Honda Accord pulled up and a male Hispanic began yelling gang-related comments. Martin and his friends took off. Shots were fired and Martin was struck in the back and died of his injuries. Solving these murders was a priority for the Santa Monica Police Department. Working with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Gang Enforcement Team and the Los Angeles County District’s Attorney’s office, enough evidence was obtained to arrest eight individuals. I won’t contribute to their notoriety by disclosing names, but an 18-year-old Hispanic male and a 15-year old Hispanic female were charged with murder. In addition, five male Hispanics and a white male, ranging in age from 15 to 22, were charged with felonies such as attempted murder, gang conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm. The crimes and the ages of the alleged perpetrators are horrendous enough, but even more shocking is that some Santa

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Monica and West L.A. residents apparently knew about these activities and kept silent. Statements from Chief Jackman to surfsantamonica.com indicate that his department’s success in solving this crime spree was a result of “... shaking a lot of trees.” He added that there was “a lot better cooperation in the community” after Martin was gunned down. “When Miguel was shot, it upset an awful lot of people and we got cooperation from people who had not cooperated before.” Other police investigations were also hampered by a lack of cooperation and information from witnesses. For example, the murders of Hector Bonilla and Jonathan Hernandez at a private party in the Santa Monica Moose Lodge on Ocean Park Boulevard in March 2005. There, two victims were gunned down in front of an estimated 60 or 70 people who “saw nothing.” Three hard-core Los Angeles gang members were eventually arrested for the slayings. There was also a conspiracy of silence that shielded the young man who shot Jalonie Carter in March 2003, although the SMPD eventually found and brought his killer to justice, too. Because those with information won’t come forward, gangs keep communities in fear. Meanwhile, all the “stop the violence” meetings and vigils accomplish little when murderers and gunslingers are protected by friends and family. Even more pathetic is blaming the crimes on social repression of the poor and people of color. These shootings were simply “deer hunts” conducted by depraved psychopaths looking for humans as prey. We all can breathe easier in Santa Monica because brave citizens came forward and provided important information to law enforcement that hopefully has ended a crime spree and solved two senseless murders. I understand the fear of being found out, labeled a “snitch” and risking payback. But anyone can help anonymously by calling the We-Tip national hotline at 1 (800) 78CRIME (2-7463). Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are often dispensed for good tips. One small lead might be all police need to investigate, build a case, make an arrest and really “end the violence.” Bill Bauer can mr.bilbau@gmail.com.

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An abuse of high school graduation ASSEMBLY BILL 183, INITIATED BY

Assemblyman Joe Coto, would coerce graduating high school students who are U.S. citizens to register to vote in order to obtain their diploma. Coto is a member of the Assembly’s Committee on Education. The measure is supported by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. This requirement would be an abuse of the educational system. It is another example of the belief by many politicians that the end justifies the means and of the tendency toward ever more government mandates. No other state has such a requirement. It is desirable for the citizens in a democracy to be well informed about policy issues and to participate in the political process. But the fact that many citizens, especially youth, don’t bother to register and vote is not necessarily a social problem. If people are satisfied with the communities they live in, they may simply choose to let those who are better informed and more motivated do the voting. But people may also not register to vote because they are alienated from society or because they think that the political process is corrupt, in which case coercing them to register to vote would only reinforce their views. California law mandates compulsory schooling, and economic opportunities are limited for students who do not have a high school diploma. Requiring students to register to vote in order to get that diploma is, therefore coercive, intrusive, and an abuse of the educational system. Registering to vote should be a personal decision. Nobody is harmed if a person does not register, and a truly free society leaves voter registration to individual choice. AB 183 would allow a student to avoid registering to vote by writing a letter stating so. The schools would then have to store these letters, creating an unnecessary cost to the taxpayers. Forcing a student to register or write a letter violates his privacy and, even worse, smears the spirit of democracy. A true democracy has free citizens who willingly participate because they care about society. Citizens exercise their individual sovereignty when they vote. But if they are compelled to participate, even if only by registering to vote, they are no longer fully sovereign free individuals, but subjects of the state who are allowed to choose their master. Some Californians have sound reasons

why they choose not to register to vote. First, they may not want to be chosen for jury duty. Juries are selected from the voter rolls, as well as from driver’s license lists. The probability of being selected for jury duty may be perceived to be greater if one is registered to vote. Second, some people don’t intend to vote and prefer not to receive campaign literature. Third, some may prefer greater privacy and seek to be on as few lists as possible. Some people don’t vote because they realize that their single vote will not determine any election, and they don’t feel strongly about political participation, so they prefer to use their time for personal activities. The voting system in California makes it

MANY PEOPLE WHO VOTE HAVE ONLY A SUPERFICIAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES AND DON’T KNOW THE CANDIDATES PERSONALLY. difficult and costly to participate wisely. Elections have long ballots with many offices and complex propositions. Many people who vote have only a superficial understanding of the issues and don’t know the candidates personally. Compelling people to register to vote does not confront these inherent disincentives. Only by radically decentralizing governance and voting will we have a less intimidating voting system that presents voters with only a few candidates and issues that they can personally get to know. This bill to force students to register is another example of politicians seeking to inflict ever more mandates and regulations on society with measures that only treat the symptoms of problems rather than confronting the cause. Fred E. Foldvary teaches economics at Santa Clara University, where he is also an associate of the Civil Society Institute.

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO “Know before you Go” is a weekly update on construction projects throughout Santa Monica. Here is a rundown of this week’s construction projects initiated by City Hall

Access Center Construction Construction of a new two-story homeless services facility begins at 503 Olympic Blvd. for the new Access Center building. The sidewalk on Olympic Boulevard between Fifth and Seventh streets will be closed to the public, except Samoshel residents.

Airport Park and Airport Avenue improvements Site grading, constructing new artificial turf soccer fields, constructing new playground, restrooms and dog park area, and reconstructing a portion of Airport Avenue. On-site detour possible during street reconstruction.

Civic Center parking structure Construction continues on a new 900-space Civic Center Public Parking Structure, located on Fourth Street next to the Public Safety Facility. Construction will require the closure of Avenida Mazatlan and the Fourth Street sidewalk. One lane on southbound Fourth Street is subject to closure while work is occurring.

Euclid Park Project Construction of a new public park. The project scope will consist of site grading and construction of a new play area (with swings and climbing apparatus), a new garden area, two small green lawn areas, three circular-shaped seating areas and a trellis entry. Construction is projected until May 2007.

Lantana East Relocation of an 18” storm drain will require street closure on westbound lane #2 of Olympic Boulevard, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Relocation work will continue to Feb. 23.

Marine Street utility undergrounding Relocation and undergrounding of electric, phone and cable facilities on Marine Street, between Lincoln Boulevard and Prospect Court. Parking limitations will be posted daily and detours may be announced as necessary.

Montana/Wilshire Storm Water Diversion Structures Installation of a Storm Water Diversion debris removal and diversion facility will begin Aug. 7 at Ocean Avenue at Montana Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. Traffic will narrow to one lane in each direction on Ocean Avenue at Montana Avenue.

Pier Rehabilitation Project Deck boards in the upper Santa Monica Pier parking lot will be replaced. The lot will be closed until March 1, 2007.

Street and parking lot resurfacing Street and Parking Lot Resurfacing (Street Improvement Project) — Street and Park Parking Lot resurfacing, sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter repairs. Sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter repairs begin on Fifth Street, from Olympic Boulevard to Colorado Avenue; Colorado Avenue, from Seventh Street to Fifth St.; Seventh Street, from Olympic Boulevard to San Vicente Boulevard; Fourth Street, from Wilshire Boulevard to San Vicente Boulevard; Broadway, from Lincoln Boulevard to 12th St.; Broadway, from 16th Street to Cloverfield Boulevard; 16th Street, from Santa Monica Boulevard to Colorado Avenue; 20th Street, from Arizona Avenue to Santa Monica Boulevard; Arizona Avenue, from 23rd Street to 20th Street; 23rd Street, from Arizona Avenue to Santa Monica Boulevard; 26th Street, from Santa Monica Boulevard to Olympic Boulevard; Cloverfield Boulevard, from Colorado Avenue to Olympic Boulevard; 19th Street, from Olympic Boulevard to 10 Freeway; 20th Street, from Colorado Avenue to 10 Freeway; 17th Street, from Colorado Avenue to Olympic Boulevard; 17th Street and Pico Boulevard; 17th Street and 10 Freeway; Michigan Avenue, from 12th Street to Euclid Street; and 11th Street, from Olympic Boulevard to 10 Freeway. Lane closures around work posted as necessary.

Water main replacement Installation of new water main complete with service connections throughout the city. Detours and lane closures may occur, and will be posted at various sites during construction.

Yale Street Improvement Project Yale Street, from Wilshire Boulevard to Montana Avenue, will be closed to through traffic from Oct. 19 to Nov. 23. Repairs are scheduled through February 2007. (For more information, log on to http//santa monica.org/engineering/projects/kbug_project_list.asp or call 310-458-8721.)

Overcrowding may lead to inmate riots BY DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer

SACRAMENTO Overcrowding is fueling violence inside California’s prisons and creating an atmosphere primed for a major riot, a state attorney said Friday during court arguments over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to send prisoners to other states. As an example, Deputy Attorney General Vickie Whitney cited a Dec. 30 brawl by hundreds of inmates at the California Institution for Men in Chino that injured more than 50 inmates. “It’s because of very crowded situations, and it’s a miracle that something more dangerous hasn’t occurred that’s going to imperil not only correctional officers but inmates and the public,” Whitney told reporters after the court hearing. Severe overcrowding prompted Schwarzenegger to declare an emergency in October and order thousands of inmates to be transferred to private prisons in other states. Two state employee unions, including the one representing prison guards, challenged the order on two points. They said it violates the Emergency Powers Act and a provision in the state Constitution that prohibits using private companies for jobs usually performed by state workers. Union attorney Gregg Adams said state law reserves emergency declarations for

unforeseen disasters that overwhelm local authorities. It should not be used to address predictable situations such as crowding in prisons, he said. “It makes no sense to me that an illegality can be justified by a danger to the public,” he said. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Gail Ohanesian said Schwarzenegger’s declaration might have overstepped state law but delayed a decision in the case. The judge said she will consider whether the public safety threat outweighs any harm to the unions. The prison guards and the Service Employees International Union filed suit in October, after the state entered no-bid contracts with two companies that operate private prisons.State prison officials hoped that 2,260 inmates would volunteer for the transfers, but the response was far less than they had hoped. Just 460 inmates took the offer. In response, Corrections Secretary James Tilton announced earlier this month that California will begin forcing transfers. The state hopes to move up to 5,000 inmates to private prisons in Arizona, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Forcing inmates to serve their sentences out of state will only create problems inside prisons, where tensions already are running high, said Chuck Alexander, vice president of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association.

Israel, U.S. agree to shun Palestinian government BY LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM, Israel The U.S. and Israel agreed ahead of a three-way meeting with the Palestinians to shun any new Palestinian government that does not renounce violence, recognize Israel and accept existing peace agreements, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday. The so-called Quartet of Mideast negotiators — the U.S., European Union, U.N. and Russia — has set these demands as a condition for lifting crippling international sanctions. The platform of a new Palestinian power-sharing agreement, reached in Saudi Arabia earlier this month, speaks only of “respect” for existing peace deals. Moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Olmert are to meet separately on Sunday with Secretary Condoleezza Rice ahead of their three-way meeting on Monday. In a further indication of tensions before the meeting, Rice and Abbas canceled a press conference that had been scheduled to follow their one-on-one talks, Abbas’ office said. Before meeting with Abbas, Rice told reporters the two would discuss the powersharing agreement, as well as prospects for peace. The purpose of the meeting Monday would be to “examine the current situation and to commit — recommit — to existing agreements but also to begin to explore and probe the political and diplomatic horizon,” she said. The summit on Monday was initially

billed as an attempt to revive long-stalled peace talks. But friction over the powersharing deal has eclipsed that. Olmert said at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting that he and President Bush had spoken by phone on Friday about the deal and agreed the Palestinians had to go further. “A Palestinian government that won’t accept the Quartet conditions won’t receive recognition and cooperation,” Olmert said. “The American and Israeli positions are totally identical on this issue.” Neither Washington nor Israel have said, however, that they would boycott Abbas, who, as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, would represent the Palestinians in any peace talks. Peace negotiations broke down more than six years ago in an explosion of violence between the two sides. Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, who has been charged with putting together the next government, said the Palestinians must hold firm against international criticism. “We stand by President (Abbas) in defending this agreement and facing outside pressure, whether from the U.S. administration of others,” Haniyeh told reporters outside his office in Gaza City. After meeting in Jerusalem on Saturday, Rice and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni reiterated their demands that any Palestinian government toe the international line. Livni said the power-sharing agreement does “not meet the requirements” of the international community.


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Schwarzenegger declined to directly address his split with Bush over stem cells and several other environmental issues such as global warming. “I’m just interested in our decisions here and not analyzing someone else’s,” Schwarzenegger said. “Eventually it will rub off on Washington.” Four other states have also skirted federal restrictions with stem cell research funding schemes of their own: Connecticut has a 10year, $100 million initiative; Illinois spent $10 million last year; Maryland has approved a $15 million budget; and New Jersey has spent about $25 million in two years. The California agency last year managed to award $14 million in training grants for novice researchers, but the money it handed out Friday was intended to fund more ambitious projects that aim to push stem cell research out of the lab and into patients.

Adult care workers slapped with felony court complaint By the Associated Press

ANAHEIM An amended complaint filed Friday charges two adult care workers with multiple felony counts, including hate crime charges, for allegedly videotaping themselves slapping disabled patients at a vocational academy. In the amended complaint, 22-year-old John Dizon Solis is charged with one felony count of the violation of civil rights during a battery and one felony count of false imprisonment of a dependent adult. His co-worker, 24-year-old Michael Douglas Rama, is charged with two felony counts of violation of civil rights during a battery, one felony count of false imprisonment of a dependent adult and one misdemeanor count of dependent adult abuse. Solis had previously been charged with one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery. Rama had not previously been charged in the case, said Farrah Emani, a district attorney spokeswoman. Solis pleaded not guilty to all charges at an arraignment Friday before Orange County Superior Court Judge Roger Robbins. He

remains free on $25,000 bail. Rama was to turn himself in Feb. 20 for arraignment, Emani said. If convicted, both defendants could received enhanced sentences because of hate crime allegations. “These people were targeted specifically because of their disability, because they couldn’t defend themselves,” Emani said. Solis and Rama allegedly cornered a mentally disabled adult in a bathroom at the Jossen Vocational Academy in Anaheim on April 12, 2006, and repeatedly slapped him as he cowered and screamed in fear. The two are accused of recording the alleged abuse on a cell phone camera. Police have said the 38-year-old man has the mental capacity of a 2-year-old. Rama is also accused of participating in the abuse of another dependent adult on March 22, 2006, and videotaping that on a cell phone as well. Someone off-camera can be heard laughing in that video each time the patient is slapped, prosecutors said. The videos surfaced after an unidentified employee at the vocational center purchased the cell phone from Rama, recognized the victims and notified police.

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that pool of money. Schwarzenegger, who endorsed the ballot measure, said he would approve even more loans from the state if the agency runs out of money before the lawsuits are resolved. “Today, we are making history,” said Schwarzenegger, who authorized the state loan last year and made a brief appearance at the agency’s oversight board meeting. The Republican governor’s support of stem cell research puts him at odds with the Bush administration, which has limited federal funding to about $25 million annually out of moral opposition. The research aims to use stem cells — created in the first days after conception and giving rise to all the organs and tissues — to replace diseased tissue. But many social conservatives, including President Bush, oppose the work because embryos are destroyed in the process. The microscopic embryos are usually donated by fertility clinics.

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N.Y. man claims he didn’t surf dirty sites BY JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. A man who was fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room at work is suing the company for $5 million, claiming he is an Internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy rather than dismissal. James Pacenza, 58, of Montgomery, says he visits chat rooms to treat traumatic stress incurred in 1969 when he saw his best friend killed during an Army patrol in Vietnam. In papers filed in federal court in White Plains, Pacenza said the stress caused him to become “a sex addict, and with the development of the Internet, an Internet addict.” He claimed protection under the American with Disabilities Act. His lawyer, Michael Diederich, says Pacenza never visited pornographic sites at work, violated no written IBM rule and did not surf the Internet any more or any differently than other employees. He also says age discrimination contributed to IBM’s actions. Pacenza, 55 at the time, had been with the company for 19 years and says he could have retired in a year. International Business Machines Corp. has asked Judge Stephen Robinson for a summary judgment, saying its policy against surfing sexual Web sites is clear. It also claims Pacenza was told he could lose his job after an incident four months earlier, which Pacenza denies. “Plaintiff was discharged by IBM because he visited an Internet chat room for a sexual experience during work after he had been previously warned,” the company said. IBM also said sexual behavior disorders are specifically

excluded from the ADA and denied any age discrimination. If it goes to trial, the case could affect how employers regulate Internet use that is not work-related, or how Internet overuse is categorized medically. Stanford University issued a nationwide study last year that found that up to 14 percent of computer users reported neglecting work, school, families, food and sleep to use the Internet. The study’s director, Dr. Elias Aboujaoude, said then that he was most concerned about the numbers of people who hid their nonessential Internet use or used the Internet to escape a negative mood, much in the same way that alcoholics might. Until he was fired, Pacenza was making $65,000 a year operating a machine at a plant in East Fishkill that makes computer chips. Several times during the day, machine operators are idle for five to 10 minutes as the tool measures the thickness of silicon wafers. It was during such down time on May 28, 2003, that Pacenza logged onto a chat room from a computer at his work station. Diederich says Pacenza had returned that day from visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington and logged onto a site called ChatAvenue and then to an adult chat room. Pacenza, who has a wife and two children, said using the Internet at work was encouraged by IBM and served as “a form of self-medication” for post-traumatic stress disorder. He said he tried to stay away from chat rooms at work, but that day, “I felt I needed the interactive engagement of chat

talk to divert my attention from my thoughts of Vietnam and death.” “I was tempting myself to perhaps become involved in some titillating conversation,” he said in court papers. Pacenza said he was called away before he got involved in any online conversation. But he apparently did not log off, and when another worker went to Pacenza’s station, he saw some chat entries, including a vulgar reference to a sexual act. He reported his discovery to his boss, who fired Pacenza the next day. Pacenza says he would have understood if IBM had disciplined him for taking an unauthorized break, but firing him was too extreme. He argues that other workers with worse offenses were disciplined less severely — including a couple who had sex on a desk and were transferred. Fred McNeese, a spokesman for Armonk-based IBM, would not comment. Pacenza claims the company decided on dismissal only after improperly viewing his medical records, including psychiatric treatment, following the incident. “In IBM management’s eyes, plaintiff has an undesirable and self-professed record of psychological disability related to his Vietnam War combat experience,” his papers claim. Diederich says IBM workers who have drug or alcohol problems are placed in programs to help them, and Pacenza should have been offered the same. Instead, he says, Pacenza was told there were no programs for sex addiction or other psychological illnesses. He said Pacenza was also denied an appeal.

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BY JEFF BARNARD AP Environmental Writer

GRANTS PASS, Ore. The number of people killed fighting wildfires in the U.S. hit 24 last year — five of them a U.S. Forest Service engine crew overrun by flames as they tried to protect homes in Southern California chaparral country. The 2006 death toll is not an all-time high, but is part of a rising trend — double the number in 2005, and six more than the average of the past 10 years. The 10-year average has been rising, too, from 6.6 in the 1930s to 18 in the 2000s. Experts warn that the size and intensity of wildfires is increasing due to longer, hotter and drier summers and a buildup of fuel from trying to put out every fire. As a result, wildland firefighters face greater dangers, particularly trying to protect the growing number of homes in the woods. “More telling than anything is where the fires are,” said Dick Mangan, a retired U.S. Forest Service fire program leader at the agency’s Technology and Development Center in Missoula, Mont., and author of a report on wildfire fatalities from 1990 to 2005. “Many of them are in the area known as the Wildland Urban Interface,” the zone of rural homes outside towns in the West, Mangan said. “The five guys who died on the Esperanza fire — if that had just been a pure Southern California brush field, those guys never would have been where they were. But there were homes to be protected up there.” Bill Gabberet, executive director of the International Association of Wildland Fire, noted research indicating climate change has made summers hotter and longer, drought has afflicted much of the West, and the old Forest Service policy of trying to put out every fire by 10 a.m. has created a buildup of fuels in forests. Firefighters are increasingly being sent in close to fires — what firefighters call direct

attack or working with one foot in the black — to protect houses in the woods, he said. Mangan added that firefighters have the experience and research to justify keeping their distance from explosive fires, but when TV news shows air tankers on the ground and firefighters sitting on their engines while homes are burning, it creates “tremendous pressure” to attack a fire that would be left to burn if no homes where involved. Within hours of the Esperanza fire starting Oct. 26 outside Two Pines, Calif. — authorities have charged a man with murder for starting it — 50 mph winds were driving flames up to 90 feet high through dense chaparral, overrunning the crew of San Bernardino National Forest Engine 57 as they tried to defend a house, according to a preliminary report by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Results of a Forest Service investigation are not out yet. “We are fighting fires in the wildland urban interface more frequently because the wildland urban interface is growing,” said Mark Rey, U.S. undersecretary of Agriculture in charge of forest policy. “With 60 percent of new home construction nationwide being in the WUI, that’s 8.4 million homes from 1990 to the present. You take a household size of four people, you’ve moved the equivalent of the population of California into the wildland urban interface in the last 15 years. “The good news,” Rey added, is that only 800 homes were lost last year, despite a record 1 billion acres burned, compared to 3,000 homes lost in 2003, when 5 million acres burned. Federal, state and local programs have focused on thinning forests, particularly those on the edge of cities and towns, but tens of millions of acres remain to be treated. Rey said he hopes local communities will impose zoning restrictions on building homes in fire-prone forests, the way flood plains are regulated.

FBI says sink bombs vexing BY LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer

QUANTICO, Va. Kirk Yeager makes bombs from the stuff found under kitchen sinks. He does it to help the FBI defend against what officials say is the next frontier for terrorists in the United States. Ten years ago, peroxide-based bombs were mostly the work of young pranksters. But the easy-to-make yet deadly chemical cocktails were embraced in the late 1990s by Palestinian militants and suicide bombers bent on killing large groups of people. Now, Yeager says, such explosives are considered the most likely weapon that terrorists will use against the U.S. “Every serious terrorist group knows about them and knows how to make them,” Yeager said. The forensic scientist heads the explosives unit at the FBI’s laboratory. The bombs are made by mixing chemicals used in common household items and easily found at drugstores or hardware stores. Experts know them as TATP, short for triacetone triperoxide, and HMTD, or hexamethylene triperoxide diamine.

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Starving students won’t hunger for long BY MELODY HANATANI Daily Press Staff Writer

CITYWIDE A college education may pay off in the future, but it does nothing to fill an empty wallet today. This year, approximately 90,000 students will graduate from high schools in Los Angeles County and many are expected to attend either a junior college or a four-year university. But whether or not these students and their families will be able to afford higher education is a whole other story. “Higher education has increased faster than the cost of health care,” said Diana Fuentes-Michel, executive director of California Student Aid Commission. Startling, considering that the cost of health care has rapidly gone up in recent years. The cost of higher education has grown 300 percent over the past 10 years, according to Fuentes-Michel, citing a statistic she recently learned at a conference. Aside from inflation, part of the reason behind the rising costs to attend college is due to the decline in state funding to public universities and community colleges. During the 1980s, the state earmarked approximately 16 percent of its general fund to support higher education. That number has dropped to 11 percent this fiscal year. But even at that, the cost of attending a University of California or California State University is drastically less expensive than a private school such as Stanford University or the University of Southern California

where the annual tuition alone could be as much as a household’s entire income. For example, the price tag to attend a University of California school can cost close to $23,000 per year including tuition and housing. While at private schools, that cost could be as much as $40,000 annually. Luckily, there are ways to make the college experience more affordable and accessible. High school seniors have until March 2 to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a comprehensive application that is submitted to seek financial assistance at the federal, state, local or school level. “The bigger the school, the more money the school will have,” said Steve Myrow, the director of financial aid at Santa Monica College. Financial aid is like a totem pole, Myrow explained, with the University of California schools at the top with the most money, followed by the California State University and then community colleges. As for state financial aid, students in California have the option to receive funding from the Cal Grant program, which awards students up to $9,700 a year for tuition and cost of living expenses. The beauty of the grant that sets it apart from a loan — it doesn’t have to be repaid, meaning students won’t face a mountain of debt upon graduation. Last year, the California Student Aid Commission offered nearly $900 million in Cal Grant funds to 290,000 college-bound students. All students are encouraged to apply,

though there is a perception that only lowincome students will qualify. “What we’ve been trying to do is communicate that every students should fill it out,” Fuentes-Michel said. “You really don’t know unless you’ve applied.” For students who have been rejected by Cal Grant and other forms of state and federal funding, scholarships could be an avenue to explore. At Santa Monica College, donors have provided funding to a foundation that is

specifically designed to grant scholarships to students. Many schools and independent foundations have created race and major specific scholarships, such as scholarships for African-American students or financial assistance for engineering students. “Most scholarships are through the school,” Myrow said. “Scholarships are nebulous when you get away from those on campus.” melodyh@smdp.com

Library offers free SAT practice tests to students BY MELODY HANATANI Daily Press Staff Writer

DOWNTOWN High school students don’t have to wait until test day to find out how they would perform on the SAT Reasoning Test. The Santa Monica Public Library, in conjunction with the Princeton Review, is offering students in grades 9 through 12 a free fulllength SAT Reasoning Test next month. The practice test, scheduled for March 17, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library, will mimic the actual SAT test-taking experience that millions of high school juniors and seniors experience every year. “This is an excellent opportunity for students to become familiar with the SAT expe-

rience in a realistic, time-sensitive environment,” said Erica Tang, the young adults librarian at the main branch of the Santa Monica Public Library. Following the test, the Princeton Review will conduct a free review session on March 27 to go over the results of the test and offer test-taking strategies. Registration is limited and students are encouraged to sign up early. For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at the library at (310) 4588621. The test will take place in the multipurpose room at the main branch, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. melodyh@smdp.com

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SANTA ANA A Valentine’s Day raid of a suspected drug house netted more than 100 pounds of brown heroin, the largest such seizure in California history and one of the 40 largest “brown sugar” heroin busts in U.S. history, federal officials said Friday. The 121 pounds of heroin were discovered late Wednesday by officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a house in Anaheim, said William Hayes, assistant special agent-in-charge for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for Orange County. Officers also seized 34 pounds of marijuana and three pounds of a white powder that is likely methamphetamine, he said. Six people were arrested and held on suspicion of drug possession with intent to distribute, officials said. The heroin had a street value of up to $6 million, said Wayne Rositano, resident agentin-charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Orange County. “To take 51 kilos off the street is unprecedented in Orange County and it’s unprecented in California,” Hayes said. “No community or county is immune to the threats posed by drug trafficking.” The second-largest largest seizure of brown heroin in California history was last year east of Los Angeles, said Sarah Pullen, DEA spokeswoman. In all of 2006, DEA agents in the Los Angeles office seized a total of 176 pounds of

brown heroin, she said. ICE officers found the heroin after U.S. Border Patrol agents tipped them off to a car carrying five bundles of the drug that entered the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing near San Diego. Immigration officials tracked the car to the home in Anaheim and conducted the raid that night, officials said. Arrested were Luis Alcantar-Zepeda, 28, Jose Casares-Macias, 22 and Rosendo Churape-Cardenas, 37, all of Michoacan, Mexico; and Jacqueline Pimentel, 31 and Rosa Soto, 26, both of Anaheim. All six made initial court appearances Thursday but have not yet been arraigned. Hayes said the investigation was ongoing and more tests on the heroin would likely tell authorities its purity, where the poppies used to make it were grown and could even give clues about which trafficking ring or cartel had made it. Many of the bundles of heroin were in plastic bags marked in black marker with a smiling sun — a certain organization’s tag, he said. “We have a lot more to learn about the organization and their methods,” Hayes said. “Clearly, it took more than six people to move this much heroin.” Joel Levine, an attorney representing OrtizDiaz, said he hasn’t had time to talk with his client at length about the case. “I don’t anticipate knowing much more about this case until a week from now when they start sharing the discovery,” he said. Attorneys for several of the other defendants did not immediately return messages or could not be reached.


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More than 2.3 million kids take SAT test every year FROM SAT PAGE 1 Roughly 60 percent of colleges report that SATs do play a role in influencing whether or not a student should be admitted. In the California State University system, which operates 23 campuses statewide, the SAT carries less than one-third of the weight of the admissions process. If a student has a cumulative grade point average that’s higher than 3.0, their SAT score plays no role in whether or not they will be accepted, said Jim Blackburn, the associate director in the Chancellor’s Office for Enrollment Management for CSU. If the student’s gpa is between 2.0 and 3.0, their admission is based on a combination of the rigors of the curriculum they took during high school and their SAT score, Blackburn said. “We like to have the test scores but for most students, they are not essential to admission because the average student at California State University had a 3.2 (gpa) in high school,” Blackburn said. CSU officials do not consider the new essay portion of the SAT Reasoning Test when reviewing applications. That portion of the test was implemented as a mandatory element of the main test in March of 2005. CSU will perform a study this summer, examining essays from admitted students in the past few years. The role that the test plays in the admissions process for the University of California and Loyola Marymount is more ambiguous than at CSU campuses, where all students whose GPA was higher than 3.0 are basically guaranteed enrollment. At the University of California schools and Loyola Marymount, admission is based on a combination of GPA, the difficulty of courses taken, SAT Reasoning and SAT II tests and extracurricular activities. “Different campuses have implemented (different policies),” said Ricardo Vasquez, spokesman for the University of California Office of the President. “UCLA and UC Berkeley take a more holistic review.” Though there is no fixed formula in determining which students are admitted, the SAT does not weigh heavily at Loyola Marymount, where the number one factor is high school grades. “If we isolate all the different things that we consider, the grades have the best ability to predict performance at LMU,” said Matthew Fiffinger, director of undergraduate admissions at Loyola Marymount. “If we put the grades and SAT together, we’re able to predict a little bit better than if we used the grades alone.” For example, if a student nearly received a perfect score on their standardized test but performed poorly in school, the student will most likely receive the “I’m sorry to inform you” letter from Loyola Marymount in March. Prep school Paying a professional to help with test preparation doesn’t come cheap. Kaplan charges $899 and Sylvan $895. At Sylvan, students take a full length SAT diagnostic test. Sylvan instructors then evaluate the results of the test and determine the areas in which the students have strengths and weaknesses. From the results of the diagnostic test, Sylvan splits questions into a high, medium and low level of difficulty. Students are instructed to answer 100 percent of the socalled easy questions, to try all of the medium level and hard level questions. If the student

runs out of time in the test, the hard questions are the ones they should skip to avoid being penalized for a wrong answer. The students start with the easy and move on to more difficult problems. “They learn to see the keys in each of them,” Edens said. Since Sylvan introduced the SAT prep class in the fall, they have seen enrollment increase by 40 percent. All classes enjoy a three-to-one

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student-to-teacher ratio. The class is taught by Bhavana Patel, who received her bachelor’s degree in international studies at University of CaliforniaIrvine. She scored between 1,200 and 1,300 on the SATs, which she took when the reasoning test consisted of only a verbal and math section. “There is such a huge pressure on students with the extracurricular activities and AP (advanced placement) classes,” Patel said. “The pressure makes it so much more overwhelming.” For Patel, she sees her job as making sure the students understand every concept in the workbook, and to keep them calm and comfortable about taking the test. “It’s not a fair format,” Patel said of the SAT. “The length of it is a challenge in itself.” At this point, having been in the class for a few weeks, Iacovino said he feels confident enough to score above average, but not in his target score range of 2000-2200. The test is split into three section — critical reading, math and writing — and each have a maximum of 800 points possible. Iacovino took the Pre-SAT earlier this year and the score he received caused enough concern for him to enroll in Sylvan’s program. He has prepared for the SAT since September, learning some tips in his English and math classes and spending several hours a week outside of class preparing at home. “I’m not going to pressure myself that I have to get a 2,400 when I go take the standardized test,” Iacovino said. “I either know it or I don’t. If I don’t know it, I’m going to leave it blank.” melodyh@smdp.com

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Rewriting the past from along the roadside FROM PROFILE PAGE 3 States. “Some ideas come to me, and others are pitched.” Blackstock had collected memorabilia since the 1930s from his time with Foster and Kleiser and one day shared his personal archives with Basten. “There was a whole century of advertising in there!” Basten said. “He let me keep anything I wanted. I went back to get some stories for the book and worked them into it.” Basten explained that a century ago, travel was a slow business. Billboards were usually long

and descriptive. When cars came around, however, words were cut down and the billboards made into something easily memorable. Great American Billboards includes 245 images of the country’s most famous billboards that have made a tremendous impact on American culture. “I am so proud of this book. There’s some really good stuff in here,” Basten said. “Fans of art, graphics, pop art, travel and advertising design ... It covers everything possible: automobiles, movies, elections, Olympics, fashion brands, war and propaganda. “It contains every possible great American

billboard over the last 100 years up to 2005, from Times Square all the way to the Sunset Strip,” Basten said. “I really love the billboards from way back then because they have so much character and originality.” Meanwhile, Basten still works at the Santa Monica Visitors Bureau on Main Street, helping visitors find their way around the town he loves and documents. He has worked four and half years as a supervisor and travel counselor. “It’s a really fun place to work,” he said. “There are great, appreciative people.”Basten is currently working full-time on three new books.

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New technologies give publishing power to the masses FROM YOU TUBE PAGE 1 would love a script and you would have all of these A-list actors attached, and then the next week another person would say ‘no’ and that would kill the project. “Now the only person I have to worry about is myself.” James isn’t the only one who has found their 15 minutes of fame thanks to YouTube. The site features more than 600 videos — some as short as 10 seconds — featuring Santa Monica as the backdrop. They include everything from music videos and home movies to public service announcements about recycling and a woman named Joanie talking about her first UFO encounter in the Santa Monica Mountains. There is even a video featuring former teen heartthrob Kirk Cameron of “Growing Pains” fame, who tries to preach the gospel to some gang members on the Santa Monica Pier. Speaking of walking, those who log into YouTube can watch “Desperate Housewives” star Teri Hatcher climbing “The Stairs,” a popular workout spot at the northern end of the city, and Tony Hawk and Stacey Peralta enjoying a few spins around The Cove Skatepark. “The best thing about YouTube is the freedom,” James said. “You get to do things on your own terms.” Streaming and screaming video With any new form of communication comes consequences. Recently, school officials were alarmed to learn that students at Malibu High School posted videos that poked fun at teachers and showed risky behavior on school grounds, with some kids shown running amok on campus, jumping off the roof of buildings, performing acrobatic moves off tables, and literally running up and off the walls. Two videos posted by the same user targeted two students by calling into question their sexuality. Those postings forced administrators to take action by notifying parents and revisiting policies around the use of cell phones in the classroom. Some of the videos were made by students using their cell phones. Board members suggested adding a policing on video postings and soliciting student input in formulating regulations since the youth are well aware of technology changes. “Like any technology, YouTube can be abused, and clearly when students are ganging up on one kid or are harassing people, bringing cell phones into class and taping teachers to make them look bad, that’s clearly abuse,” said Jonathan Taplin, professor of communications at the Annenberg School for Communications at USC and

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THERE IS A HUGE AMOUNT OF STUPIDITY ON YOUTUBE. BUT THEN AGAIN, THERE IS A HUGE AMOUNT OF STUPIDITY ON TELEVISION; WE JUST HAVE MORE REGULATION OF IT BECAUSE THE TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN AROUND LONGER.” Jonathan Taplin Professor of communications at the Annenberg School for Communications at USC.

an expert on digital communication. “I think it is up to the schools to try and control the use of cell phones and cell phone cameras ... There is a huge amount of stupidity on YouTube. But then again, there is a huge amount of stupidity on television; we just have more regulation of it because the technology has been around longer.” A spokesman from YouTube said in an interview earlier this year that any footage showing someone getting hurt, attacked or humiliated is removed once the company is made aware of it. “Our community controls the content on the site and they’re the ones [not us] who flag content they deem inappropriate,” the spokesperson added. Despite the controversy, there are those who see YouTube as the ultimate form of democracy, allowing anyone with a video camera to post videos they deem important to the public.

The implications for political discourse are huge, said former Santa Monica Mayor Mike Feinstein, who has posted more than 100 videos on the site, including footage of City Council meetings, Green Party events and national news coverage of council actions, such as the decision to challenge “double dipping” by major banks who charge customers fees for using a competitors ATM. “A lot of the stuff that goes on in the city is not practical for City TV to cover because of the cost,” Feinstein said. “It can be $2,000 to $3,000 for City TV just to show up. With YouTube, we can provide cameras to community volunteers who will show up and film this stuff. “It really is endless the amount of things we could cover by doing this. We can take public participation to another level.” kevinh@smdp.com

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Geren thrilled to be in charge of Oakland BY JANIE MCCAULEY AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX, Ariz. Bob Geren strolled through Oakland’s spring training complex and all but pinched himself. “I have an office now? My name’s on the door? It’s not written in tape? Get outta here,” the Athletics’ new manager said Friday on Day 1 of his new gig. Yes, there was his “Bob Geren .53” nameplate on the door. He’s been waiting years for that reward. But Geren was quickly reminded that it won’t always be this fun. What will happen the first time demanding general manager Billy Beane — who also is Geren’s good friend — gets on his case? Geren isn’t worried. He knows that’s part of the job. “Anytime you get two baseball people on a subject, they can disagree,” Geren said, noting he and Beane have had their moments before. “That’s just going to be something that as you go you see how it goes. I have a lot of respect for him as a general manager and he has a lot of respect for me as a manager. He hired me.” While Geren doesn’t plan to change a lot surrounding the defending AL West champions, he insists he will be more aggressive with moves during games and a strong communicator in the clubhouse and on the field. “I’m going to keep a lot of the traditions we have going,” he said, appearing comfortable sitting at his new desk. He will meet with his players next week, once the full squad is in camp. Pitchers and catchers reported Friday, with position players due in Wednesday. Many will have heard his message already because Geren called most everybody after he was hired. “I plan to talk to the players about who I am and what to expect,” he said. Geren was the favorite to be manager all along, but Beane took his time interviewing several other candidates before giving Geren a twoyear contract in mid-November, promoting the

former major league catcher to his first managerial job in the majors. The A’s did it exactly a month after firing Ken Macha, whose trip to the AL championship series wasn’t enough to save his job. Geren has extensive experience managing in the minor leagues and winter ball — and he knows what he learned at those levels will be beneficial. He recalled key games in the Dominican Republic when he had players not show up — and they didn’t even have the courtesy to call. Beane already offered Geren some advice as he heads into his first season as skipper: Do it

I PLAN TO TALK TO THE PLAYERS ABOUT WHO I AM AND WHAT TO EXPECT.” Bob Geren New Oakland Athletics Manager

your way. Even if that might land him in Beane’s doghouse along the way. “He said: ‘Have reasons for why you do things and do what you think is right. You’re the manager and this is your team,"’ Geren recalled. Geren considers his communication skills one of his strengths. Several players expressed their frustrations with Macha’s ways after the 2006 season ended with a four-game sweep by the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS. “Bob will have success in his communicating with the guys,” center fielder Mark Kotsay said. “He’s been around an environment the last three years as a bullpen coach and a bench coach and he’s seen the lack of communication. He knows that’s important.” Speaking of communication, Geren’s cell phone rang in the middle of his daily session with reporters — and he was razzed for it. “That’s my bench coach,” he said.

Mathis gets another shot behind plate with Angels By the Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. The Los Angeles Angels have felt Jeff Mathis has the defensive tools to be a solid major league catcher for some time, and when he hit 21 homers for Triple-A Salt Lake in 2005, it seemed to only a matter of time. With Bengie Molina having left via free agency last year, Mathis got his chance, entering the season along with Jose Molina as the team’s catchers. But he was sent back to the minors after hitting .145 in his first 45 at-bats. “Obviously, to get up to where you wanted to be all your life and then not play as well as you wanted to and to go back down, it was disappointing,” Mathis said Friday at the Angels’ spring training headquarters. “I’ve learned from it, and I’m just looking forward to this year.” Mathis will compete with Jose Molina and Mike Napoli for the two catching spots on the Angels’ roster. “I’m just more relaxed,” Mathis said. “I’m trying to have fun playing. Last year, I put a lot

of pressure on myself and just really forgot about the game being fun. This year, I’m coming in and trying to make the game be fun and be more relaxed.” Angels manager Mike Scioscia likes the defensive ability of all three catchers, but from a hitting standpoint, there is room for an upgrade. Napoli started hot at the plate when recalled from the minors, but finished with a .228 average and 16 homers. Molina hit .240. Clearly, Scioscia hasn’t given up on Mathis, and agreed the 23-year-old catcher needed to relax and have more fun. “Jeff is a terrific young player and he’s going to show it,” Scioscia said. “I think he’s a much more confident player than when we sent him down. I think he tried to do too much. Jeff’s the type of kid that if there’s a challenge, he dives right in. “He put a lot of pressure on himself on every aspect of catching. Consequently, he struggled because he was trying to do things that were just not going to happen for him and not going to happen for a young catcher.”

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Go along for the ride, Virgo

JACQUELINE BIGAR’S STARS The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: ★★★★★ Dynamic ★★★★ Positive ★★★ Average ★★ So-So ★ Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

★★★ Sometimes flowing with events rather than trying to assume control might be better. Right now, you could be bucking some situations in the a.m. Though the theme might not change in the p.m., what you say will make a difference. Tonight: The world is your oyster. Start acting like it — for now!

★★★★ Get as much done in the morning as you can, because by afternoon, others will want your attention or will distract you. Use this period for networking. Note the options that come toward you. Know that anything is possible. Tonight: Just be out.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

★★★ Though you might believe you can make a difference in the a.m., whatever you do, you might have to do again. Use the p.m. to think and research. Right now, the more you know the better off you will be later. Tonight: Play it low-key.

★★★★ Creativity will add humor to nearly any situation. The problem easily might be that others don’t get it. Focus on issues, and clear out problems. Keep laughter to yourself. Tonight: Pace yourself.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

★★★★ Others want decisions and actions. In fact, you could find them a bit demanding. By the afternoon, your responsibilities could be high, but you can handle them. You walk down the path toward success. A meeting could be key. Tonight: Where the action is.

★★★★ Getting going might be a bit hard. Perhaps you want to go back to bed or do something very different. Once you get moving, you’ll discover joy in nearly any situation that comes up. Let your imagination rock and roll. Tonight: Fun and games.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

★★★★ You could be getting incomplete information. You might try to sort through what you hear, but might not succeed until late afternoon. Have patience and relax. All will reveal itself if you lie back. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

★★★★ Ask questions in the morning. You might not like someone’s tone, but you’ll get the information you need. Ignore his or her attitude, and don’t make it a big deal. Keep your thoughts to yourself. Opinions could change. Tonight: Happy at home.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

★★★ Know when your efforts are close to futile (like now). Know when to pull back and say “enough.” Let others run the show. Allow others to see the results of their decisions. Look at the big picture when seeking solutions. Tonight: Let your mind relax. Movie? Music? On the computer?

★★★ Head to the bank or mail bills. Clearing out financial matters allows much more creativity to open up. Conversations could be important and provide much information. Your perspective could change dramatically. Tonight: Out and about.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

★★★★ Others continue to dominate. You can make this situation a problem, or you can lighten up. If you step back, others will have to take responsibility for what they’ve created. Tonight: Go along for the ride.

★★★ Though others might be funky, you are on top of your game. Nevertheless, a boss tests your patience. Not reacting and being understanding draw a different perspective. Think carefully before making a purchase. Tonight: Treat yourself.

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‘The Donald’ goes to court over flag

Lawyers for DONALD TRUMP have requested a jury trial in the legal battle for a large American flag flying over his Palm Beach club, Mar-A-Lago. An amended complaint was filed Friday in federal

singling him out and signaling Mar-A-Lago out for different treatment,” Green said. The town has 10 days to respond, Green said. Trump’s club hoisted the flag at the sprawling water-

LABLE NEWS Counting Crows singer ADAM DURITZ has started his own record label. Duritz said he had no plans to start a label but came across a pair of acts on MySpace that he found irresistible: Chicago-based punk-pop band Blacktop Mourning and a New York rapper known as Notar. “The talent of Notar and Blacktop Mourning just blew me away and I wanted to be a part of their evolution,” Duritz said Friday. He is calling the “intimate boutique label” Tyrannosaurus Records. Duritz sings on four tracks of the Blacktop Mourning CD, “No Regrets,” which is scheduled to be released in May. AP

court, said a lawyer for Trump, James Green. It claims that fines assessed against the club since January by flying the 15by-25-foot flag atop an 80foot flagpole — $1,250 a day — are excessive.

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pink lips. “She just wanted something real small on her wrist, something dainty,” Max Gott, the tattoo artist at Body and Soul in Sherman Oaks, told the TV station. “She got some cute little lips on her wrist.” Derrik Snell, who works at the tattoo parlor, said

Spears showed up without notice and stayed for about 90 minutes as about 60 fans, photographers and gawkers gathered outside. “She seemed fine,” Snell said. “I didn’t really notice (the hairdo) at first, she had a hood on when she showed up.” Before heading to the

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Forest Whitaker said Saturday that his portrayal of Idi Amin in the award-winning movie “The Last King of Scotland” was made stronger by filming in Uganda, where more than 500,000 people disappeared during the brutal dictator’s rule. Whitaker, who has been nominated for an Academy Award, returned to the country for the East Africa premiere of the film at a Kampala cineplex on Saturday night. The cast and crew were welcomed by traditional drummers wearing black and white monkey-skin headdresses and members of the country’s elite, many dressed in tartan. Whitaker said making the film in Uganda allowed him “to be surrounded by people who have experienced Amin, who knew the situation emotionally and internally.” “All of the people were helpful in trying to guide us to the truth,” he added. “The Last King of Scotland” is the first Hollywood movie to be filmed on location in Uganda and won best British film at this year’s British Academy Film Awards. It deals with the fictional relationship between Amin and his Scottish doctor during the darkest years of the dictator’s rule in the 1970s. Amin’s secret police force was notorious for torturing and killing Ugandans they believed to be political opponents. The death toll from Amin’s regime will never be accurately known, but rights groups estimate half a million people disappeared. Many Ugandans are eagerly awaiting the general release of the film scheduled for later this

month. Ishmail Ssemamba, who runs a movie rental kiosk in one of Kampala’s suburbs, says he has been inundated by questions about it. “I watched them filming some scenes and Whitaker was exactly like Amin,” he said. “What was good is that he made him into a human being, not just a monster. Amin cared about Uganda and Ugandans. He did many good things for our country, but people just remember the blood.” The Ugandan actor Stephen Rwangyezi said he was also glad the film portrayed Amin as a fully rounded person, but he worried many young

an African story and handled it in a Hollywood manner,” says Robert Kabushenga, managing editor of the government newspaper, The New Vision. “It is designed for Western audiences and has not been marketed for Ugandans. The actors have come to Uganda just to endorse the movie, not to involve the country in the film. Even while they were filming here, it was a very exclusive club,” he said. President Yoweri Museveni attended the premiere Saturday night, along with director Kevin Macdonald and James McCoy, who played the

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Ugandans do not know their history. “One of the weaknesses I think here is that we do not document our history, we do not teach our children, we don’t bring it to life and immunize ourselves against the chance of reoccurrence,” he said. Sam Ewan, a driver who watched the stars arrive for the screening, said the film will serve as an educational tool. “Someone born in the 1980s will not know Amin, this introduces him to a young generation,” he said. Local media, meanwhile, have devoted little space to the film’s opening. “Part of the problem is that they have taken

Scottish doctor. They walked down a red carpet into a cineplex on the top floor of a shopping mall — a humble opening by Hollywood standards. Bemused shoppers watched the revelry from afar, not certain what was happening because the event was not widely publicized. Macdonald told reporters earlier that he originally intended to make the film in South Africa, but changed his mind after visiting Uganda to research the film. “We all fell in love with this place and we realized the film would be so much richer if it was made here,” he said.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070100415 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GRAND LEAD PRODUCTION, 440 WESTERN AVE. #104, GLENDALE, CA, 91201. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ANDRANIK GURASIAN, 1121 SAN RAFAEL AVE #4, GLENDALE, CA, 91202 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)12/16/1996. /s/: ANDRANIK GURASIAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/18/2007. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007

common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007

Notices NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR POLICE PERMIT Notice is hereby given that application has been made to the Board of Police Commissioners for a permit to conduct a Retail Yoga Products and Thai Massage Therapy Name of Applicant: DH and KH Doing Business as: Lanai Thai Massage and Yoga Supplies Located at: 1326 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, Ca. 90291 Any persons desiring to protest the issuance of this permit shall make a written protest before 2/27/2007 to the: Los Angeles Police Commission 150 North Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, Ca 90012 Upon receipt of written protests, protesting persons will be notified of date, time and place for hearing. Board of Police Commissioners.

DBAS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070082753 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as KARKO DIRECT, 1215 W. IMPERIAL HWY #221, BREA, CA, 92821. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CAESAR ESPINOZA CALANGI, 12003 WENDY ST., CERRITOS, CA, 90703 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/: CAESAR E. CALANGI This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/16/2007. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070130184 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RARA AVIS, 2031 S. SHENANDOAH ST. #7 LOS ANGELES, CA 90034. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JENIFER JACOBY, 2031 S. SHENANDOAH ST. #7, LOS ANGELES, CA 90034, RALPH ALLORA, 630 MASSELIN AVE. #412, LOS ANGELES, CA 90036 This Business is being conducted by, co-partners. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1/22/2007. /s/: JENIFER JACOBY, RALPH ALLORA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070082013 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TATU VALKONEN PHOTOGRAPHY, 1814 PACIFIC AVE #205, VENICE, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : TATU VALKONEN, 1814 PACIFIC AVE #205, 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)10/15/2005. /s/: TATU VALKONEN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 01/16/07 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070153018 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SIGNATURE YOU, 3140 SAWTELLE BLVD. #102, LOS ANGELES, CA 90066. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KARI TAYLOR-REID, 3140 SAWTELLE BLVD. #102, LOS ANGELES, CA 90066 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/: KARI TAYLOR-REID This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/25/2007. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070153019 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MODERN CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN, 1321 WESTWOOD BLVD. #201 L.A., CA 90024. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : PERRY P. HODJAT, 22416 ELLINWOOD DR. TORRANCE, CA 90505 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) 01/01/1989. /s/: PERRY HODJAT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/25/07. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070153020 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BARBARA BOSTER DIV AI/#ONA379743, 928 7TH ST. SANTA MONICA, CA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : AIR QUALITY LABS, CORP, 928 7TH ST. SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 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/: AIR QUALITY LABS, ALAN J. PHILLIPS, PRESIDENT, ALAN J. PHILLIPS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/25/2007. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070149680 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as STAR CREPES, 1215 BARRY AVE, SUITE #6, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SLOBO SVRDLAN, 1215 BARRY AVE SUITE #6, 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/: SLOBO SNRDLAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/24/2007. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070153021 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AVO JEWELRY, AVO DESIGNS, AVO APPAREL, 331 WILSHIRE BLVD. SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : AVEDIS EDWARD GUERBOIAN, 4636 ELLENITA AVENUE, TARZANA, CA 91356 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/: AVEDIS EDWARD GUERBODIAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/25/2007. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070082198 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as NICOLLE BEAUTY SALON, 1400 W. PICO BLVD. #A, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90015. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOSE MAURICIO FLORES, 2835 VIRGINIA RD., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90016 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/: JOSE MAURICIO FLORES This statement was filed with the County Clerk of

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070075292 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THAI EAST WIND; EAST WIND IV; THAI YOGA BODYWORK; AI #/ON: 2960587, 2928 WASHINGTON BLVD., MARINA DEL REY, CA, 90292. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : THAI EAST WIND INC., 2928 WASHINGTON BLVD., MARINA DEL REY, CA, 90292 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)1/1/2007. /s/: THAI EAST WIND CORP., PORNTHEP SANGSAHACHART; PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/12/2007. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070082200 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as VILLAGE PIZZERIA PASADENA LOS ROBLES, 680 N. LOS ROBLES AVE., PASADENA, CA, 91101. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RENE V. CERRITOS, 1016 N. SUMMIT AVE., PASADENA, CA, 91103; JOSE MAURICIO FLORES, 2835 VIRGINIA RD., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90016; MANUEL A. FLORES, 13833 OXNARD AVE. #12, VAN NUYS, CA, 91401 This Business is being conducted by, a general partnership. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: RENE V. CERRITOS; JOSE MAURICIO FLORES; MANUEL A. FLORES This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/16/2007. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070168163 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SIXTH SENSE INVESTMENTS X, 11755 WILSHIRE BLVD SUITE 900, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARK UMEMOTO, 4383 CAMERO AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90027, YUNNA BARATS, 14812 DICKENS STREET, #201, SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91403, JEAN-PIERRE MOUREN-LAURENS, 6449 COLUMBUS AVENUE, VAN NUYS, CA 91411 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)12/22/2006. /s/: MARK UMEMOTO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/22/2006. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070109563 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ABC TRANSPORTATION, 4546 WEIK AVE., BELL, CA, 90201. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOSE CONTRERAS, 4546 WEIK AVE., BELL, CA, 90201 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/: JOSE CONTRERAS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070081926 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FPV TRANSPORT, 12003 MAIDSTONE AVE., NORWALK, CA, 90650. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FERNANDO P. VERGARA, 12003 MAIDSTONE AVE., NORWALK, CA, 90650 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/: FERNANDO VERGARA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/16/2007. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070081921 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ANDALE AUTO, 11434 WHITTIER BLVD. #A, WHITTIER, CA, 90601. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOHN ANDY RABADI, 174 E. 46TH ST. #4, SAN BERNARDINO, CA, 92404 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/: JOHN RABADI This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/16/2007. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070081953 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 2020 LENDING.COM; TWENTYTWENTYLENDING.COM; LATINOLENDER.COM; LENDERHUB.COM, 3839 E. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA, CA, 91107. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARTY MARADIAGG, 6319 LONG COVE DR., FONTANA, CA, 92336 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/: MARTY MARADIAGG This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/16/2007. 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 1/29/2007, 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070091158 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ALL AMERICAN WINDOW COVERINGS; JCV BLINDS; AI #/ON: 2838784, 700 N. BRAND BLVD., SUITE 800, GLENDALE, CA, 91203. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : INNOVEX DESIGNS, INC. - CALIFORNIA, 1969 NORWALK AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90041 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/: INNOVEX DESIGNS, INC., ARLENE ROBLES, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/17/2007. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070151885 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MARTHA'S FLOWER AND GIFT SHOP, 2709 SANTA MONICA BLVD. SANTA MONICA, CA 90404. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BERNADETTE VARGAS, 15933 INDIANA AVE, PARAMOUNT, CA 90404 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/: BERNADETTE VARGAS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/24/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070045017 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TICKET OUT FILM PARTNERS, LLC AI#/ON 88053520, 1431 OCEAN AVENUE #1413 SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : HEMISPHERE FILM PARTNERS, LLC 1413 OCEAN AVE, SANTA MONICA, 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/: HEMISPHERE FILM PARTNERS, LLC, DOUGLAS LODATO, MANAGING MEMBER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/9/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070184243 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EVENTFUL, 12625 PACIFIC AVE UNIT 1 LOS ANGELES, CA 90066. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BRIANNE PERGOLA, 12625 PACIFIC AVE UNIT 1, LOS ANGELES, CA 90066 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)1/29/2007. /s/: BRIANNE PERGOLA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/29/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070110040 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WILLIAM'S TRUCKING, 6860 GINGER LANE, FONTANA, CA, 92336. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : WILLIAM OSCAL, 6860 GINGER LANE, FONTANA, CA, 92336 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)1/19/2007. /s/: WILLIAM OSCAL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070131951 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WE CATER FOR YOU; BWB CATERING, 14691 KIMBERLY ST., ADELANTO, CALIFORNIA, 92301. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BERNARDINO GONZALEZ-IBARRA, 14691 KIMBERLY ST., ADELANTO, CALIFORNIA, 92301; BONNIE VANESSA GONZALEZ, 14691 KIMBERLY ST., ADELANTO, CALIFORNIA, 92301 This Business is being conducted by, husband and wife. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: BERNARDINO GONZALEZ-IBARRA; BONNIE VANESSA GONZALEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. NOTICE: THIS

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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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007

trant commencedto transact business under the fictitious name on names listed on 6/1/99 . /s/: PEOPLE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INC., PRESIDENT, MIN ZHENG This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/31/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007

ROSALVA ALVARADO, 1308 S. CASTLEGATE AVE., COMPTON, CA, 90221; GABRIEL ALVARADO, 535 W. COCOA ST., COMPTON, CA, 90220 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/: ROSALVA ALVARADO; GABRIEL ALVARADO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/26/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070111282 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ENERGY LINK; SOLAR SYSTEM ENERGY; AMERICAN LIGHTING SYSTEM, 4110 E. RANSOM STREET, LONG BEACH, CA, 90804. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KODIE CORPORATION, 4110 E. RANSOM STREET, LONG BEACH, CA, 90804 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/: KODIE CORPORATION; LOIC BASSAGA KODIE; FOUNDER, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007

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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007

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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070110542 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as VELEZ CONSTRUCTION, 9018 BIRCHLEAF AVE., DOWNEY, CA, 90240. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LOUIS A. VELEZ, 9018 BIRCHLEAF AVE., DOWNEY, CA, 90240 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)3/1/2005. /s/: LOUIS A. VELEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070117335 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as UPCHUCK RECORDS, 5508 ADELE AVE., WHITTIER, CA, 90601. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JUSTIN CHRISTOPHER WISE, 5508 ADELE AVE., WHITTIER, CA, 90601 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)11/28/2006. /s/: JUSTIN WISE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070130201 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as UNIQUELY ELEGANT, P.O. BOX 881158, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90009. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VUTTHIKORN PINYO, 3317 E. WILTON ST #4, LONG BEACH, CA, 90804 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/: VUTTHIKORN PINYO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070128364 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THREE 659, 3659 W. 105 ST., INGLEWOOD, CA, 90260. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RAVIN WAYNE ARNOLD, 4570 W. 159 ST., LAWNDALE, CA, 90260; PRAGEDIS RAMIREZ ARNOLD, 4570 W. 159 ST., LAWNDALE, CA, 90260 This Business is being conducted by, husband and wife. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: RAVIN WAYNE ARNOLD; PRAGEDIS RAMIREZ ARNOLD This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070211839 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CHINA WTO; HEAD CALL SERVICE; SM DOCUMENT PROCESS AI#/ON 2141005, 12304 SANTA MONICA BLVD. #300, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : PEOPLE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INC. CALIFORNIA This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: Regis-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070128365 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ADVANTAGE PROPERTIES, 1337 S. LONG BEACH BL., 90221. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LEROY GUMMS, 1421 S. TEMPLE AVE., COMPTON, CA, 90221 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/: LEROY GUMMS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070110042 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AXEL RIVERA'S TRUCKING, 7648 GROVE WAY, FONTANA, CA, 92336. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : AXEL R. RIVERA, 7648 GROVE WAY, FONTANA, CA, 92336 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/: AXEL R. RIVERA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070131145 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as B. PLUSH, 6402 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., LA, CA, 90028. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : WAHID JASSINE, 6402 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., LA, CA, 90028 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/: WAHID JASSINE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070131073 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BELL ENTERTAINMENT L.L.C.; WES WORLD L.L.C.; RED LION ENT. & DEVELOPMENT L.L.C., 23679 CALABASAS RD., CALABASAS, CALIF., 91302. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : WES WORLD/BELL ENTERTAINMENT L.L.C., 23679 CALABASAS RD, CALABASAS, CALIF., 91302 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/: WES-WORLD/BELL ENTERTAINMENT L.L.C.; WES CROCKETT; C.E.O. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070167106 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BIRRERIA DON CHILO, 2530 E. ALONDRA BLVD., COMPTON, CA, 90221. The full name of registrant(s) is/are :

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070128367 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CITY DRIFTERS, 976 E. 50TH ST. #12, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90011. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DANIEL ALEXANDER, 976 E. 50TH ST. #12, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90011 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 ALEXANDER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070138649 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as D & A EMBROIDERY, 10906 CERES AVE., WHITTIER, CA, 90604. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DIANE LYNN BENDON, 10906 CERES AVE., WHITTIER, CA, 90604; ANGELA LYNN BENDON, 1556 SPRUCE ST., PLACENTIA, CA, 92870 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)11/1/2006. /s/: DIANE BENDON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/23/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070130883 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DAI NAM BOOKS, 3293 E. HOLT AVE., WEST COVINA, CA, 91791. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : NHAN LE DO, 3293 E. HOLT AVE., WEST COVINA, CA, 91791 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/: NHAN LE DO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070130270 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GLOBAL SOURCE; GLOBAL FIBERS; GLOBAL FIBER SOURCE, 2717 TANAGER AVENUE, COMMERCE, CA, 90040. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GLOBAL TEXTILE INC. (CALIFORNIA), 2717 TANAGER AVENUE, COMMERCE, CA, 90040 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/: GLOBAL TEXTILE, INC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070073415 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FANTASY WIRE PRODUCTS, 8450 S. AVALON BLVD., L.A., CA, 90003. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FREDY A. FRANCO, 12001 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., SOUTH GATE, CA, 90280; RICARDO HERNANDEZ TORRES, 901 6TH AVE. #24, HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA, 91745; JUAN A. CUERVAS TORRES, 608 E. 84 PL., L.A., CALIF, 90001 This Business is being conducted by, a general partnership. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: RICARDO HERNANDEZ; JUAN A. CUEVAS TORRES; FREDDY A. FRANCO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/12/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 200701283680 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FINANCIAL FOCUS COUNSELING, 120 MADISON, PASADENA, CA, 91101. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FINANCIAL FOCUS COUNSELING, LLC, CALIFORNIA, 1000 BALBOA DRIVE, ARCADIA, CA, 91087 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/: FINANCIAL FOCUS COUNSELING; HOWARD J. URSETTIE JR.; PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070132411 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HERRERA CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, 10102 MAROON ST., EL MONTE, CALIFORNIA, 91733. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DAVID ANTHONY HERRERA, 10102 MAROON ST., EL MONTE, CALIFORNIA, 91733 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/: DAVID A. HERRERA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070158986 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ILEX ROOM & BOARD, 812 RAMBLEWOOD DRIVE, ANAHEIM, CA, 92804. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ILEX CASCABEL, 812 RAMBLEWOOD DR., ANAHEIM, CA, 92804 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)1/25/2007. /s/: ILEX CASCABEL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/25/2007. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070141842 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INNERPHASE, 20451 GERNSIDE DR., WALNUT, CA, 91789. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BRAYHAN NAVAS, 20451 GERNSIDE DR., WALNUT, CA, 91789 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)1/19/2007. /s/: BRAYHAN NAVAS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/23/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070158877 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as JC REAL ESTATE COMPANY; JC REALTY, 7717 AGNES AVENUE, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, 91605-2727. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOAQUIN E. CASTILLO, 7717 AGNES AVENUE, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, 91605-2727 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)3/22/2001. /s/: JOAQUIN E. CASTILLO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/25/07. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070150095 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as M.I.H. GENERAL CONSTRUCTION & RESTORATION, 28441 EAGLE ST., MORENO VALLEY, CA, 92555. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RICHARD L. CHAVIRA, 28441 EAGLE ST., MORENO VALLEY, CA, 92555 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/: RICHARD CHAVIRA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/24/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070151622 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MERLO CUSTOM CABINETS, 520 W. WHITTIER BLVD., MONTEBELLO, CA, 90640. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GLORIA HERRERA PALACIOS, 8118 GREENVALE ST., PICO RIVERA, CA, 90660 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/: GLORIA HERRERA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/24/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070112439 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MINT SHOPPE; MINT COMPANY, 2276 HONOLULU AVE., MONTROSE, CA, . The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DAWN MARIE POLITO, 5334 ALTA CANYADA RD., LA CANADA, CA, 91011 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/: DAWN MARIE POLITO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2007. NOTICE: THIS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070149008 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as NGC FINISHING, 11085 WRIGHT RD #C, LYNWOOD, CA, 90262. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VERONICA GUERRERO, 11085 WRIGHT RD #C, LYNWOOD, CA, 90262 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/: VERONICA GUERRERO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/24/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070109717 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ON TIME DELIVERIES, 9405 COMPTON AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90002. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CHARLES CLINTON MASON JR., 9405 COMPTON AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90002 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/: CHARLES CLINTON MASON JR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070150996 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PEYTON GREY; PEYTON GREY BOUTIQUE, 532 W. FIRST ST. #3, CLAREMONT, CA, 91711. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOHN A. SELLERS, 1756 OLD BALDY WAY, UPLAND, CA, 91784; ELIZABETH M. SELLERS, 1756 OLD BALDY WAY, UPLAND, CA, 91784 This Business is being conducted by, husband and wife. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: JOHN SELLERS; ELIZABETH SELLERS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/24/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070129984 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PONCE TRANSPORT, 8980 HUNT AVENUE, SOUTH GATE, CA, 90280. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOSE C PONCE, 8980 HUNT AVENUE, SOUTH GATE, CA, 90280 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/: JOSE C PONCE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/22/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070148109 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as REDONDO AUTO CLINIC, 2700 W. ARTESIA BLVD, REDONDO BEACH, CA, 90278. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CARLOS G. SOSA, 21825 MELSHIRE AVE #6, HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA, 90716 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/: CARLOS G. SOSA

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This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/24/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007

by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1/1/1966. /s/: THE MATTRESS COMPANY, CONSTANCE MATZ, PRESIDENT, CONSTANCE MATZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/1/1966. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070167468 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MIXCO IMMIGRATION AND INCOME TAX SERVICES, 640 WASHINGTON AVE., POMONA, CA, 91767. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GARY WALTER MIXCO, 640 WASHINGTON AVE., POMONA, CA, 91767 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/: GARY W. MIXCO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/26/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070186884 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as J & M MANAGEMENT, 4818 COLDBROOK AVE., LAKEWOOD, CA, 90713. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JAVIER AGUILAR, 4818 COLDBROOK AVE., LAKEWOOD, CA, 90713 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/: JAVIER AGUILAR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/29/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007

and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007

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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070211610 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MASTERLUBE, 308 N. LEMON AVE., WALNUT, CA, 91789. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JEM AUTO MAINTENANCE INC., 656 SUZANNE RD, WALNUT, CA, 91789 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)8/1/2006. /s/: JEM AUTO MAINTENANCE INC.; ERIC JON PETERSON; OWNER/PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/31/07. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070185539 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HIGH END BOUTIQUE, 5862 CALIFORNIA AVE., LONG BEACH, CA, 90805. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KEISHA SHEHEE, 5862 CALIFORNIA AVE., LONG BEACH, CA, 90805 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/: KEISHA SHEHEE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/29/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070185540 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MARIA'S DAY CARE, 9550 TWEEDY LN., DOWNEY, CA, 90240. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARIA BERNAL, 10328 GRIDLEY RD, SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA, 90670 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/: MARIA BERNAL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/29/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070195166 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HAIRCARE EXTRAORDINAIRE, 336 W. FOOTHILL BLVD., GLENDORA, CA 91010. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : PAMELA JEANNE MURPHY, 220 GREENBANK AVE., DUARTE, CALIF, 91010 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)2/1/2007. /s/: PAMELA JEANNE MURPHY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/30/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070110041 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RIVERA'S TRUCKING, 7668 GROVE WAY, FONTANA, CA, 92336. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GOLFRAN RIVERA, 7668 GROVE WAY, FONTANA, CA, 92336 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)1/19/2007. /s/: GOLFRAN RIVERA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070112397 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SEW HAUTE, 1826 MONTANA ST., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90026. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JESSICA MAURICIO, 1826 MONTANA ST., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90026 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/: JESSICA MAURICIO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070149460 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SIERRA RECORDS, 4818 COLDBROOK AVE., LAKEWOOD, CA, 90713. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JAVIER AGUILAR, 4818 COLDBROOK AVE., LAKEWOOD, CA, 90713 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/: JAVIER AGUILAR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/24/2007. 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 2/5/2007, 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070211162 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LANAI THAI MASSAGE THERAPY AND YOGA SUPPLIES, 1326 ABBOT KINNEY BLVD. VENICE, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DH AND KH, 3863 MIDWAY AVE. CULVER CITY, CA 90232 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/: DH AND KH, PRESIDENT, DIANNA HOWE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/31/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070166866 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CONNIE'S MATRESSES & MORE AI#/ON 1790614, 11727 W. PICO BLVD L.A. CALIFORNIA, 90064. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : THE MATTRESS COMPANY, CONSTANCE MATZ, PRESIDENT,CONSTANCE MATZ 10727 W. PICO BLVD. L.A. CALIFORNIA, 90064 This Business is being conducted

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070270367 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SUBWAY TO THE SEA COALITION, 2515 WILSHIRE BLVD. SANTA MONICA, CA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : TERRENCE J. O'DAY, 1753 EUCLID ST. SANTA MONICA, CA 90404 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)2/7/2007. /s/: TERRENCE J. O'DAY, JR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/7/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070261188 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SUNLIGHT SKIN, 1302 EUCLID ST. APT. #204, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DIJANA MARJANOVIC, 1302 EUCLID ST. APT. #204, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404 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/: DIJANA MARJANOVIC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/6/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070184788 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SAFETY CONSULTING, 15525 LOFTHILL DR., LA MIRADA, CA, 90638. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ALBERT VICTORIA, 15525 LOFTHILL DR., LA MIRADA, CA, 90638 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/: ALBERT VICTORIA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/29/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070184094 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as NEW WORLD ELECTRIC, 10249 TUJUNGA CANYON BLVD. #7, TUJUNGA, CA, 91042. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ARDOUSH NAZARIAN, 10249 TUJUNGA CANYON BLVD. #7, TUJUNGA, CA, 91042 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). /s/: ARDOUSH NAZARIAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on .1/29/07 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070188266 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as JR'S MOBILE NOTARY, 11504 LOCH LOMOND DR., WHITTIER, CA, 90606. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JESSE LUGO JR., 11504 LOCH LOMOND DR., WHITTIER, CA, 90606 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/: JESSE LUGO JR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/29/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name Document Record # 20070167995 Current File No. 06 0397010 State of California, County of Los Angeles The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious Business name: TRISTAR BEYOND FLOORING located at 9826 PAINTER AVE., STE J, WHITTIER, CA, 90605 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 02/22/06 In the county of LOS ANGELES. CARLOS GUTIERREZ, 11722 NEWGATE AVE., WHITTIER, CA, 90605 This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL /s/ CARLOS GUTIERREZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/26/07. Published: SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS 02/12/07, 02/19/07, 02/26/07, 03/05/07

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070209982 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GLOBAL CHANNEL SOLUTIONS, INC.; LOGOINCLUDED, 536 SOUTH 2ND AVE., SUITE L, COVINA, CA, 91723. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GLOBAL CHANNEL SOLUTIONS, INC - GEORGIA, 2665 PINE GROVE RD., SUITE 400, CUMMING, GA, 30041 This Business is being conducted by, a S-Corp. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: GLOBAL CHANNEL SOLUTIONS, INC.; JESSE BEECHER; OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/31/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070170275 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GLO'S FINAL TOUCH, 1831 E. APPLETON ST. #3, LONG BEACH, CA, 90802. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GLORIA J. BOHANNON, 1831 E. APPLETON ST. #3, LONG BEACH, CA, 90802 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/: GLORIA J. BOHANNON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/26/2007. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070187642 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FREDY'S MARBLE & GRANITE, 11837 FRONT ST., NORWALK, CA, 90650. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FEDERICO MURILLO, 13537 CORBY AV., NORWALK, CA, 90650 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/: FEDERICO MURILLO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/29/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070186105 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as F AND F TRANSPORT, 223 W. 58TH ST., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90037. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FRANCISCO J. MARTINEZ JR., 223 W. 58TH ST., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90037; FRANCISCO J. MARTINEZ SR., 223 W. 58TH ST., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90037; MANUEL G.MARTINEZ, 223 W. 58TH ST., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90037 This Business is being conducted by, a general partnership. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: FRANCISCO J. MARTINEZ JR.; FRANCISCO J. MARTINEZ; MANUEL G. MARTINEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/29/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070186918 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EXPOPS.COM, 4954 WOODRUFF AVE., LAKEWOOD, CA, 90713. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ROBERT MUMMERT, 4954 WOODRUFF AVE., LAKEWOOD, CA, 90713 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 MUMMERT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/29/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070211140 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DYNAMIC VISION MARKETING GROUP, 9549 1/2 TELEGRAPH RD., PICO RIVERA, CA, 90660. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DYNAMIC VISION MARKETING GROUP, CA, 9549 1/2 TELEGRAPH RD., PICO RIVERA, CA, 90660 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/: DYNAMIC VISION MARKETING GROUP L.L.C.; CARLOS R. ARVIZA; PRESIDENT/CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/31/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070210468 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BORDO JEWELRY DESIGN, 4870 EXCELENTE DR., WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91364. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MAYA DROR-PERETZ, 4870 EXCELENTE DR., WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91364 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/: MAYA DROR-PERETZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/31/2007. NOTICE: THIS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070210394 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ATTILLIE ENTERPRISE, 13415 DOTY AVE. #2, HAWTHORNE, CA 90250. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LYDIA SANTOYO, 13415 DOTY AVE. #2, HAWTHORNE, CA 90250; TAMEKA ESCOE, 13415 DOTY AVE. #2, HAWTHORNE, CA 90250 This Business is being conducted by, joint venture. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1/14/2007. /s/: LYDIA SANTOYO; TAMEKA ESCOE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/31/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070212697 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE ADDRESS GROUP, 8855 ROSEWOOD AVE., LA, CA, 90048. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KIM JORDAN, 8855 ROSEWOOD AVE., LA, CA, 90048; BRIDIE FERGUSON, 636 N. HILL PLACE #410B, CA, 90012 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)1/31/2007. /s/: KIMBERLY JORDAN; BRIDIE FERGUSON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/31/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070211139 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE HUB BUSINESS CENTER; THE REAL ESTATE MARKET MAGAZINE; TREMM, 11626 PLANETTE AVE., DOWNEY, CA, 90241. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DYNAMIC VISION MARKETING GROUP LLC, CA, 11626 PLANETTE AVE., DOWNEY, CA, 90241 This Business is being conducted by, a limited liability. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date). /s/: DYNAMIC VISION MARKETING GROUP LLC; CARLOS R. ARVIZU; PRESIDENT/CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on .1/31/07 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070167987 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TRISTAR BEYOND FLOORING, 9826 PAINTER AVE. STE J, WHITTIER, CA, 90605. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CARLOS GUTIERREZ, 11722 NEWGATE AVE., WHITTIER, CA, 90605 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/: CARLOS GUTIERREZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/26/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070277743 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INTERNAL DESIGN, 3018 3RD ST. SANTA MONICA, CA 90405.

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The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LAURA JEAN FREDRICKSON, 3018 3RD ST. 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/: LAURA FREDRICKSON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/8/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070233766 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LIVE FABULOUS, 912 1/2 CALIFORNIA AVE, VENICE, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LEAH ASHLEY WRIGHT, 912 1/2 CALIFORNIA AVE, VENICE, CA 90291, MARY ELIZABETH MILBRAND, 912 1/2 CALIFORNIA AVE, VENICE, CA 90291 This Business is being conducted by, a general partnership. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: LEAH WRIGHT, MARY E. MILBRAND This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/2/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007

common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007

LOS ANGELES County on 2/7/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007

JAVIER AGUILAR, 4818 COLDBROOK AVE., LAKEWOOD, CA, 90713 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/: JAVIER AGUILAR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/2/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007

CALIFORNIA, 1618 STANFORD STREET, SUITE C, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404 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/: SP PARTS AND SERVICE, INC., PRESIDENT, FERRO PAGLIAI This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/12/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070277742 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BRK PROMOTIONS, 3812 SEAMOOR DR. MALIBU, CA 90265. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BRADLEY RYAN KNAPP, 3812 SEAMOOR DR. MALIBU, CA 90265 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)1/19/2007. /s/: RYAN KNAPP This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/19/2007. 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 2/12/2007, 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070288033 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as VICTORIA JOHNSON CONSULTING, 1901 AVENUE OF THE STARS, . The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VICTORIA JOHNSON, 1826 DELAWARE AVE. APT. C, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404 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)1/1/2005. /s/: VICTORIA E. JOHNSON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/9/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070261990 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ON THE RECORD VIDEO, #229 3435 OCEAN PARK BLVD. SUITE 107, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : TIMOTHY RYAN TAYLOR, #229 3435 OCEAN PARK BLVD. SUITE 107, 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/: TIMOTHY RYAN TAYLOR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/6/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070331835 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE RIGHTS COMPANY AMERICA AI #/ON 2911021, 34 BREEZE AVE. VENICE, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ARPIX MEDIA INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED (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/: ARPIX MEDIA INTERNATIONAL, RON PROULX, PRESIDENT, RON PROULX This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/15/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070331833 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MONKEYS IN PANTS, 734 21ST ST. SANTA MONICA, CA 90402. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BETH BEASLEY, 734 21ST ST. SANTA MONICA, CA 90402 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)7/1/2007. /s/: BETH BEASLEY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/15/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070331831 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PMM ENGINEERING, 1800 BUTLER AVE #305 W. LOS ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SHAHRAM FARZAN, 1800 BUTLER AVE #305, W. 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/: SHAHROM FARZAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/15/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070331832 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE LEVI'S STORE AI#/ON C1898705, 6600 TOPANGA CANYON BLVD., SPACE 378 CANOGA PARK, CA 91303. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LEVIS ONLY STORES, INC. 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)2/12/2007. /s/: LEVI'S ONLY STORE, INC. PAUL SMITH, VP TAX, PAUL SMITH This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/15/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070331834 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BL ARCHITECTS, 1424 FOURTH ST. #403 SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ELISABETH LADOWICZ-SZUPINSKA, 729 10TH 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/: ELISABETH LADOWICZ-SZUPINSKA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/15/2007. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070279406 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TITLE MANAGEMENT SERVICES; TMS, 100 N. BRAND BLVD. #316, GLENDALE, CA, 91203. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CONSTANCE M. SAUNDERS, 1052 ELM AVE. #9, GLENDALE, CA, 91201; ALISSA MOOSBRUGGER, 10257 MCVINE, SUNLAND, CA, 91040; RICHARD DIVALL, 6255 HONOLULU #19, TUJUNGA, CA, 91042 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)1/1/2007. /s/: CONSTANCE M. SAUNDERS; ALISSA MOOSBRUGGER; RICHARD DIVALL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/8/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070234052 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TECDRA MANUFACTURING, 15614 SIERRA VISTA COURT, LA PUENTE, CA, 91744. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOHN LOH, 16241 SIERRA RIDGE WAY, HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA, 91744; JANET LOH, 16241 SIERRA RIDGE WAY, HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA, 91744 This Business is being conducted by, a limited partnership. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)3/21/2002. /s/: JOHN LOH; JANET LOH This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/2/07. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070235878 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RANCO RECORDS; RDM RECORDS, 4704 W. 161 STREET, LAWNDALE, CA, 90260. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RAPHAEL ANI, 4704 W. 161 STREET, LAWNDALE, CA, 90260 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)2/2/2007. /s/: RAPHEAL ANI This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/2/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070261769 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RAM CYBER SERVICES, 3929 WILLIAMS AVENUE, LA VERNE, CALIFORNIA, 91750. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RUBEN A. MAZZEI, 3929 WILLIAMS AVENUE, LA VERNE, CALIFORNIA, 91750 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/: RUBEN MAZZEI This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/6/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070270234 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ORIGINAL SHOE SALE, 1146 E. HOLT AVE., POMONA, CA, 91767. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FRANCISCO JAVIER MEDRANO, 929 E. JEFFERSON AVE., POMONA, CA, 91767 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/: FRANCISCO JAVIER MEDRANO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070279405 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as NRC; NATIONAL RECONVEYANCE CENTER, 100 N. BRAND BLVD. #316, GLENDALE, CA, 91203. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CONSTANCE M. SAUNDERS, 1052 ELM AVE. #9, GLENDALE, CA, 91201; GREGORY L. SAUNDERS, 1052 ELM AVE. #9, GLENDALE, CA, 91201 This Business is being conducted by, a business trust. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1/12/2007. /s/: CONSTANCE M. SAUNDERS; GREGORY L. SAUNDERS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/8/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070232733 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MAPSA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, 2450 EAST 53RD ST., HUNTINGTON PARK, CA, 90255. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MASOOD HESHMATPOOR, 13205 E. IMPERIAL HWY, WHITTIER, CA, 90605; MICHEAL BARGANY, 13205 E. IMPERIAL HWY, WHITTIER, CA, 90605 This Business is being conducted by, a general partnership. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: MASOOD HESHMATPOUR; MICHEAL BARGANI This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/2/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070260870 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LANGE COMPANY, 4826 O'SULLIVAN DR., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90032. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : OMAR QUINTERO, 4826 O'SULLIVAN DR., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90032 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/: OMAR QUINTERO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/6/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070235166 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as E & J PARTY SUPPLY, 528 E. ROUTE 66, GLENDORA, CA, 91740. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CHRISTINA SUFLE, 1065 LINCOLN AVE, POMONA, CA, 91767 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)2/2/2007. /s/: CHRISTINA SUFLE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/2/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070235041 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as COSTERA PUBLISHING, 4818 COLDBROOK AVE., LAKEWOOD, CA, 90713. The full name of registrant(s) is/are :

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070233003 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BLUESKY ENVIRONMENTAL & CONSTRUCTION, 1629 W. INDUSTRIAL PARK, COVINA, CA, 91722. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : STEVE COX, 2573 ARCADIAN SHORES RD., ONTARIO, CA, 91761 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/: STEVE COX This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/2/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070234047 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ANGEL WING TRANSPORT, 1227 N. ORANGE DR, SUITE 311, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90038. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ALHAJI BANGURO, 1227 N. ORANGE DR. #311, L.A. CA, 90038 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/: ALHAJI ALAN BANGURO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/2/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070212668 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 1 STOP DIECAST; ONE STOP DIECAST, 438 AMAPOLA AVE. #115, TORRANCE, CA, 90501. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LAURIE A. BLOOD, 22330 HARBOR RIDGE LANE #5, TORRANCE, CA, 90502 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/: LAURIE A. BLOOD This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/31/2007. 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 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name Document Record # 04 0155020 Current File No. 20070279404 State of California, County of Los Angeles The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious Business name: NRC located at 249 N. BRAND BLVD #311, GLENDALE, CA 91203 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 1/22/2004 In the county of LOS ANGELES. AMERICAN LENDER SERVICES, INC., 249 N. BRAND BLVD. #311, GLENDALE, CA 91203 This business is conducted by: A CORPORATION /s/ CONSTANCE M. SAUNDERS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/08/07. Published: SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS 2/19/2007, 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070305820 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SES EQUIPMENT SUPPLY, 1618 STANFORD STREET, SUITE C, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SP PARTS AND SERVICE, INC.,

Name Changes ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. SS015078 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles Petition of SVETLANA STROM for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner or Attorney: SVETLANA STROM filed a petition with this court for a decree of changing names as follows: SVETLANA STROM to SVETLANA DAVID. 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: APRIL 5, 2007 Time: 8:30 A.M , Dept. A., Room 104 The address of the court is 1725 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 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: February 7, 2007 JUDGE GERALD ROSENBERG Judge of the Superior Court 2/12/07, 2/19/07, 2/26/07, 3/05/07 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. SS015709 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles Petition of ELENA ALEXANDRA LASKER for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner or Attorney: ELENA ALEXANDRA LASKER filed a petition with this court for a decree of changing names as follows: ELENA ALEXANDRA LASKER to ELENA ALEXANDRA. 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: APRIL 5, 2007 Time:8:30 A.M., Dept. A., Room 104 The address of the court is 1725 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 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: February 7, 2007 JUDGE GERALD ROSENBERG Judge of the Superior Court 2/12/07, 2/19/07, 2/26/07, 3/05/07

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