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Rents just keep on rising in this town

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Households earning more than $85,000 a year are still priced out of Santa Monica BY KEVIN HERRERA Daily Press Staff Writer

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CITYWIDE Even families who earn more than $85,000 a year are having trouble living in this town without becoming financially burdened by rapidly escalating rents, according to a report released this week by the Santa Monica Rent Control Board. Since a state law was passed in 1999 allowing landlords to raise rents to market rate when a tenant vacates a rentcontrolled apartment, the price of affordable units has jumped by at least 55 percent for a bachelor’s pad, and 92 percent for a unit with three bedrooms or more; the average rent today being $1,031 and $2,354, respectively, according to the report. Based on the increases, a family of four would have to earn at least $86,783 a year to be able to afford a three-bedroom apartment before becoming “rent burdened” — defined as spending more than 30 percent of a family’s income on housing. The report also found that more than half (51 percent) of the controlled rental housing stock has been rented at market rate, while 49 percent remains rented to long-term tenants. As a result, “a dramatic shift,” has occurred in the affordability of the 14,013 units that received vacancy increases. Before the increases, 81 percent of the units had rent levels affordable to low-income households, or $55,450 a year for a family of four. After the increases, just 16 percent remain affordable at the low-income level, according to the report. The good news, rent control officials said, is that there are still 13,400 units that have not received vacancy increases and continue to provide housing at affordable rents. Also, the rate at which units are being rented at market rate has

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NOT A FAVORITE: Santa Monica Place signaled a major change in the criteria with which Frank Gehry selects his projects.

Not a fan of his own work BY KEVIN HERRERA Daily Press Staff Writer

As a world-renowned architect with a reputation for incorporating free-flowing, artistic expression with the unforgiving rules of physics, Frank Gehry has been the target of both immense praise and even more intense criticism. His buildings, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and a private residence in Santa Monica, have been characterized as stunning works of art and outrageous spectacles that do more for the architect’s ego than they do for the communities in which they reside, with fellow architects questioning the form and function. While the nay sayers have been harsh, no one is a more intense critic of his work than Gehry himself, at least when it comes to one of his earliest works, Santa Monica Place mall, which shows signs of his artistic flare, but is for the most part, a boxy relic of

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Pot clinics’ growth in numbers troubling BY ANDREW GLAZER Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES Federal agents trailed Sparky Rose as he drove a Porsche Carrera convertible to his medical marijuana clinic. For the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration the sports car was a sign Rose might be pocketing big money from the purportedly nonprofit clinic, New Remedies Cooperative. An investigation turned up records showing $2.3 million was deposited in a New Remedies bank account in eight months starting in December 2005. Rose also wrote himself weekly checks of $9,600, according to court papers. When Rose was arrested in October and accused of illegal drug trafficking — charges he denies — authorities seized $125,000 in cash, thousands of pot plants and the Porsche from his San Francisco-area clinic. Under California law, clinics are supposed to dispense marijuana just to seriously ill people and owners are to get only “reasonable compensation” for their services. But oversight is lax and there are few specific guidelines for buyers and sellers of a drug still illegal under federal law. Who can open a clinic, what constitutes reasonable compensation and who can grow and supply marijuana are all open to broad interpretation — factors that have helped fuel a surge in new clinics. Oakland, Santa Rosa and even famously permissive West Hollywood are among cities that have imposed moratoriums on new clinics amid concerns owners and buyers are abusing the law. The DEA also has taken notice, embarking on a stepped-up effort targeting clinics run by people like Rose who appear to flout the reasonable compensation provision. Federal officials raided 11 Los Angelesarea dispensaries in one day in January, the largest-ever such crackdown. They returned to one of the clinics in West Hollywood on Wednesday, breaking down a door and seizSEE POT PAGE 13

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ON-AIR: Nic Harcourt, KCRW’’s music director and host of the popular Morning Becomes Eclectic. The station could be in financial trouble.

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Public Radio affiliate in Southern California that prides itself on offering an unrivaled selection of underground music by unknown artists — is preparing for the change, calling on listeners to subscribe. On Thursday, the station began running a new promo, announcing that KCRW will now have to pay a performance royalty for every person listening to a song that is streamed on the Internet. “That is true whether you support the station or not,” General Manager Ruth Seymour says in the announcement. The promotion then proceeds by asking listeners to subscribe and pay a membership fee. The station offers free streaming in three different channels — KCRW Live (talk), KCRW Music and KCRW News. No-fee lisSEE RADIO PAGE 13


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School contribution ineptitude Editor:

My children have moved on to college and beyond and I am grateful for the excellent education they received in the Santa Monica-Malibu schools. However, as a Santa Monica taxpayer, I am still here, and excellence appears to be falling by the wayside. I have just completed a reading of the tentative agreement with the teachers union and the FCMAT Management letter, as well as a viewing of some recent school board meetings. My initial conclusion is that the Bush administration, with all its lies and secrecy, has come home to the Santa Monica-Malibu school board and its superintendent. At the most recent board meeting, I heard praise for the superintendent for having brought in FCMAT as an unbiased independent group to review the district’s budgets. I heard that FCMAT is able to show that, indeed, the district can afford to give teachers a 5-percent raise. What school board members and the superintendent say has less meaning than what is written in the documents they reference. The FMAT letter appears to get the district on safe ground in terms of meeting the agreement with the teacher’s union. However, upon close reading the ground is anything but safe (http://www.smmusd.org/). “Representatives of FCMAT will be meeting with the California Department of Education and Department of Finance to determine the district’s liability, if any, regarding retroactive payments and will provide a written response to the district. “FCMAT recommends that the district review the expenditure requirements of developer fees with their local legal counsel to determine if all or part of the current debt service payments for certificates of participation can be funded from the capital facilities fund.” “The multiyear projection includes the continued annual transfer of $500,000 from the district’s building fund to the routine restricted maintenance account in the 2006-07 fiscal year. Depending on facility needs, the district may wish to seek a legal opinion from bond counsel regarding the ability to increase the amount of this annual transfer, thereby making more of the districts unrestricted revenues available for other purposes.” It seems pretty clear, from close reading, that there is a rather complicated shifting of monies that appear to be intended for school facilities will now be heading for salaries, with the process not clearly known to be legally allowable. When I supported the November bond election with my ‘yes’ vote, I thought I was voting to improve school facilities. It looks like maybe I was misled. I hear repeatedly in statements by the school board, union president and news articles referencing the Tentative Agreement as a 5-percent raise. However, when I read the agreement, it is clearly more than 5 percent for teachers in the district over 20 years. I am unable to know how much, and from public statements from the school district I never will (smmcta.org). The final straw in this year of backward steps by our school board and superintendent is the agreement with Winston Braham, where he has been paid a large sum of taxpayer money to go away and keep silent. If Mr. Braham was incompetent and fiscally irresponsible, why would he be paid anything, and, more importantly, why the silence? I find it hard to believe Mr. Braham would need to be paid to keep silent regarding his own incompetence. What is most disturbing is that this whole process of establishing funding for an agreement has unfolded after the superintendent and school board committed to the agreement. Any neophyte negotiator knows the limits and capacities prior to negotiating. I am guessing this is one area where the school board needed to buy Mr. Braham’s silence. As for declining enrollment and increasing permits, you might think the district was talking about weapons of mass destruction, so I won’t even go there, although it is a great hot button to get the local emotions roiled up. While writing letters may not do much, I am pretty clear on how I might be voting next time the ballot has Santa Monica-Malibu on it. As a longtime supporter of public education, that is not what I want to do and I hope it is not too late for some honesty.

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“There was, of course, no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment... You had to live — did live, from habit that became instinct — in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.” — George Orwell, 1984 The renowned media analyst Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase “the medium is the message.” His point was that emerging technologies do more than facilitate processes — they impact us on a deeper level by altering how we think and act. By understanding the message, we can better understand its consequences for the future. For example, when the gun was invented, the “message” was not that this portable metal cylinder could fire a bullet but that it made murder more accessible and dehumanized the process of killing someone. This in turn made war, carnage and violence more likely resolutions to conflicts. Likewise, the invention of television was more than a means of broadcasting news and entertainment; it has led to a couch-potato culture and a dumbing down of the American mind. This brings us to the debate currently underway over the use of red-light surveillance cameras at traffic intersections as a way to discourage drivers from running red lights. First, there is the safety issue. Considering that more than 850 people die and about 170,000 are injured yearly in accidents relating to drivers running red lights, improving driver safety is a weighty concern. While some studies suggest that rear-end crashes rise, at least temporarily, when traffic cameras are installed, deadly side-impact crashes decline. And two new studies suggest that the surveillance cameras, when properly implemented, may be an effective way to curtail red-light running. For instance, one of the studies found that violations dropped by 36 percent after yellow lights were extended to give drivers more warning that the light was about to turn red. After redlight cameras were added, remaining violations dropped by 96 percent. Second is a concern about how money generated from the cameras will be used. Critics contend that these red-light cameras could become money-generating traps, “cash machines for money-hungry local budgets.” There is certainly money to be made. For example, in just the first six years after installing red-light cameras in the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia generated $32 million in fines. Third is a concern about potential abuse since state and local governments aren’t the only ones that will profit. As one commentator explains, “The manufacturers of redlight and speed cameras typically sell their equipment to cities and receive a large percentage of the revenue from each ticket, creating a billion-dollar industry.” Eric Skrum, Communications Director for the National Motorists Association, has suggested that Lockheed Martin, one of the largest government contractors in the country and one of the biggest manufacturers of red-light cameras in the U.S., has a vested interest in redlight fines since “the company doesn’t get

paid unless a ticket is issued.” Fourth is a concern about the appeals process. The absence of human involvement — a police officer who witnesses a violation and investigates before issuing a ticket — is one factor. The cameras are not infallible. For example, approximately 13,000 drivers received tickets by cameras located at one particular Washington, D.C. intersection — the only problem: they weren’t guilty because the red-light cameras at the particular intersection were wrongly positioned. Another factor is cost. According to the Washington Post, “Regina Williams, a DMV spokeswoman, said those who appeal their tickets also have to pay a $10 appeal fee and $10 for each page of any hearing transcript, both nonrefundable. In addition, motorists must pay the fine until the appeal is resolved, which usually takes two months.”

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A final concern is that Americans are increasingly having to prove their innocence as the traditional standard of criminal justice — you’re innocent until proven guilty — is nullified. We all want safer roads — and that starts with safer drivers. If red-light cameras are an effective solution, that’s fine. However, it wouldn’t hurt for communities to put some other safety checks in place such as extending the duration of yellow lights to give drivers more warning; ensuring that red-light cameras are only snapping photos and not carrying out constant video surveillance; making the appeals process more accessible by reducing or eliminating altogether any fees involved in challenging a signal ticket; and structuring the system in such a way that the fines pay for the cost of the system, rather than creating a profit-raising revenue stream for the government and its contractors. On a more philosophical note, before we travel too far down the slippery slope of embracing a surveillance state, we should ask ourselves: If surveillance devices are the “medium,” whether we’re talking about redlight cameras at traffic intersections, surveillance cameras in parks and sidewalks or monitoring of our telephone calls and emails, then what is the message? Although stop-light cameras are probably the least invasive of these devices, the undeniable message being communicated is that we’re constantly being watched, tracked and catalogued. Any expectation of privacy will eventually go down the drain, and with it any sense of true freedom. Constitutional attorney and author JOHN W. WHITEHEAD is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. He can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org.

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to the Big Blue Bus. Most of it was done at a bus stop at Lincoln Boulevard and Ashland Avenue last Monday, around 9 a.m., while waiting for the #3 bus to Montana Avenue. I watched two express Rapid #3s speed by. One had eight or 10 passengers and the other maybe a dozen, while the “local” 3s are usually packed like sardines. Normally, the #3 runs every 15 minutes during rush hour, so by this time I’m thinking that Big Blue’s management ought to take a look at more timely operating schedules instead of the political correctness of its bus advertising Finally, after 35 minutes, a local bus finally came along. I hopped on with four other passengers. I should’ve looked at the front of the bus because when it turned onto Arizona Avenue, a loudspeaker announced: “Fifth Street and Arizona — End of the line.” I asked for a transfer to continue on to Montana Avenue/UCLA when I left the bus. “Too late. You have to get your transfer when you get on,” the driver lectured. A half-dozen other passengers and I strolled to the bus stop on Fourth Street. Five minutes later, the Montana/UCLA #3 came along. I climbed aboard and paid a second 75-cent fare. Total time to get from Ashland and Lincoln to Euclid Street and Montana — one hour and five minutes. I could’ve walked it faster and got my exercise, too. I don’t mean to bag on Big Blue. Actually, it’s a well run bus line — far preferable to the MTA for a number of reasons. But, when a major bus route runs on a highly inconvenient 30-minute schedule from 9:24 a.m. until 1:14 p.m. weekdays and on weekday evenings, and weekends from mid-Santa Monica to UCLA and back, no wonder people don’t ride buses. There’s no excuse for riders to have to wait a half hour or longer for a bus. For mass transit to work, it must be convenient and timely -- something “Smart Growth” types and transit advocates seem to ignore. At best, both the #3 and #2 Wilshire run 15 minute schedules. The #7 Pico and #1 Santa Monica Boulevard run 10-minute intervals. In major cities worldwide, you’ll find three- to five-minute bus service on major routes. Good news though. Big Blue recently doubled the frequency of #11

Crosstown. It now runs every 15 minutes and is much more user-friendly. Big Blue has been holding community meetings about it’s service. Their last meeting is tonight at Virginia Park’s Thelma Terry Center, 2200 Virginia Avenue, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Go and tell ‘em what it’ll take (besides high gas prices) to get and keep you aboard. Speaking of being taken for a ride, City Council will discuss “Public Financing of Campaigns” — Agenda Item 8A on Tuesday night. City staff recommends the use of public tax monies to subsidize candidates running for City Council to “level the playing field.” And yes, Virginia, with possible grants of up to $100,000 per candidate, this would likely mean new taxes or fee increases (such as higher utility taxes, parcel taxes or parking fines) to pay for as much as the $1.8-million this grand giveaway could cost. The hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by independent front organizations on behalf of candidates such as one backed by Shutters and Casa del Mar hotels in the last election have stirred calls for meaningful campaign reform. However, support for individuals and slates of candidates by business groups, unions and civic organizations such as Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights or the Community for Excellent Public Schools is constitutionally protected and will continue. Public monies will not eliminate fundraising and expenditures by independent organizations. And, it’s a waste of good taxpayer money to subsidize candidates benefiting from “outside” support as well as marginal candidates who might qualify for city matching funds and run to hear the sound of their own voices. The best answer is obviously even fuller and much more timely public disclosure concerning donations to and expenditures by both candidates and independent political committees. In addition, upping the maximum individual donation to a candidate from $250 to $750 just makes common sense. When BILL BAUER isn’t on a bus out of town, he can be reached at mr.bilbau@gmail.com. P R O U D LY B R O U G H T T O Y O U B Y

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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

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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 April 2, 2007.

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 pier parking lot will be replaced. Work is scheduled through May 30. Minimum closure of parking lot area is anticipated.

Street and parking lot resurfacing 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 Street.; Seventh Street from Olympic Boulevard to San Vicente Boulevard; Fourth Street, from Wilshire Boulevard to San Vicente Boulevard; Broadway, from Lincoln Boulevard to 12th Street; 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 Avenue, from Colorado Boulevard to Olympic Boulevard; 19th Street, from Olympic Boulevard to 10 Fwy; 20th Street from Colorado to 10 Fwy; 17th Street from Colorado to Olympic; 17th Street & Pico; 17th Street & 10 Fwy; Michigan Avenue, from 12th Street to Euclid Street; and 11th Street, from Olympic Boulevard to 10 Fwy. Lane closures around work posted as necessary. Repairs are scheduled through March 15, 2007.

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

Yale Street Improvement Project Repair, replace and resurface streets, public sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Repairs are scheduled through March 15, 2007. For more information, log on to santa monica.org/engineering/projects/kbug_project_list.asp or call (310) 458-8721.

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OAKLAND An Oakland software developer will stand trial for his wife’s murder after a judge ruled Friday there is enough evidence to go forward with the case despite the lack of a body. Hans Reiser, 43, has been held without bail since October in the death of his 31year-old estranged wife, Nina, in a case that has featured sordid allegations of infidelity and ties to international organized crime. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Julie Conger said there’s enough evidence to go to trial despite her concerns about the prosecution’s theory of the crime. Reiser’s arraignment was scheduled for March 23. Nina Reiser was last seen on Sept. 3, and prosecutors say her estranged husband lured her to the house he shared with his mother and killed her while the couple’s children slept upstairs. While she said she wasn’t convinced prosecutor Greg Dolge’s theory was correct, Reiser’s “strongly suspicious activities” and the “totality of the circumstances,” led Conger to believe that even if he wasn’t personally responsible, he “had some part in the murder of Nina Reiser.” Reiser’s lawyer, William Du Bois, was visibly angered by the judge’s decision, calling it “the easy way out.” “The judge had to push the envelope of speculation in order to reach the decision she did,” he said outside court. Du Bois has suggested Nina Reiser is alive and living with her son and daughter in her native Russia. During his half-hour long closing statement Friday, Du Bois said the case would be a “no-brainer” if it weren’t for the publicity. His client turned in his chair and nodded

throughout his lawyer’s presentation of events. Du Bois later blamed the judge for “passing the buck until a jury gets to decide.” Bloodstains were found in Hans Reiser’s house and car, and trash bags, masking tape and absorbent towels were also found in the car. The front passenger seat was missing and the floorboard was soaked when police seized it Sept. 19. Also found inside the car were two books: “Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets,” by David Simon, about the Baltimore police homicide squad, and “Masterpieces of Murder,” by Jonathan Goodman, about notorious murder cases. Nina Reiser’s minivan was found about two miles from her estranged husband’s house with groceries and her purse inside. “Neither she nor her groceries ever made it home,” Dolge said. The testimony of the Reisers’ 7-year-old son seemed to weigh heavily on Conger, who said the boy’s version of events contradicted prosecutors. Rory Reiser said he saw his mother leave the house that day, get into her minivan and drive away. He said he and his dad then played video games in the den. That conflicted with his earlier statement to police that he didn’t see Nina Reiser leave. Conger asked the boy to return to court to clarify his testimony, but he never did because his maternal grandmother failed to bring the children back from Russia. She has since begun custody proceedings and it’s unclear whether the boy will return for trial. The Reisers had been married about five years when she filed for divorce in 2004. A bitter custody battle ensued; she was granted a temporary restraining order against him later that year. But neither the no-contact order nor the divorce was ever finalized. She also took her husband back to court last year for allegedly not keeping up with child support. After they separated, Nina Reiser dated a sadomasochist, according to testimony. And defense lawyer William Du Bois suggested she and her family had ties to a Russian spy agency and organized crime.

Daylight saving dates change; energy conservation remains BY JAMES AND MORRIS CAREY Associated Press Writers

Benjamin Franklin, while a minister to France, first suggested the idea of daylight saving time in an essay titled “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light.” That was in an essay was published in the Journal Fde Paris in April 1784. But it was more than a century before an Englishman, William Willett, suggested it again, in 1907. This year, 2007, daylight saving time began on a new date: 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March (March 11). Then, daylight saving will revert to standard time on a new date: 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November (Nov. 4). This is the new pattern from now on: ■ DST begins the second Sunday in March. ■ DST ends the first Sunday in November. For children, daylight saving may mean more time to play during the summer months. But one of the most significant rea-

sons why we change our clocks to daylight saving time is that it saves energy. Energy use and the demand for electricity for lighting homes is directly connected to when we go to bed and when we get up. Bedtime for most of us is late evening through the year. When we go to bed, we turn off the lights and TV. In the average home, 25 percent of all the electricity we use is for lighting and small appliances, such as TVs, VCRs and stereos. A good percentage of energy consumption for lighting and appliances occurs in the evening when families are home. By moving the clock ahead one hour, we can cut the amount of electricity we consume each day. There are those who hate daylight saving time. Frequent complaints are the inconvenience of changing many clocks and adjusting to a new sleep schedule. For most people, this is a mere nuisance, but some people with sleep disorders find this transition very difficult. Some people argue that the energy savings offered by DST are offset by the energy used by those living in warm climates to cool homes during summer afternoons.


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Salmon expected to be plentiful this year BY SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer

SACRAMENTO A record run of chinook salmon is expected for California’s Klamath River basin this year, boosting the hopes of West Coast commercial and sport fishermen whose seasons were cut dramatically last year. The forecast prompted a federal fishery panel on Friday to suggest that restrictions on the West Coast salmon fleet should be eased for the 2007 season. That would bring relief to port towns in California, Oregon and Washington that depend on the commercial catch and recreational fishing, but not a full return to the abundance enjoyed in past years. Even if the government allows more fishing this year, the health of individual salmon populations and the sheer number of different fishing seasons means restrictions vary

from region to region. “It’s better than last year, but we should be having five months of a full season,” said Dean Estep, a commercial fisherman from Fort Bragg. He expects the fishing season along his pocket of California’s North Coast to last anywhere from six weeks to two months, after being allowed to fish just five days in 2006. Even so, he said he was frustrated that he would not be allowed the full five months of a normal salmon fishing season. “Dockage, fuel prices ... everything goes up with the exception of our fishing seasons,” he said. The Pacific Fishery Management Council on Friday adopted possible management options that will allow a longer season for recreation and commercial salmon fishermen in California and Oregon.

The season is expected to run between April and October, which is normal for the industry. The news isn’t as good for Washington, where fishery managers are forecasting fewer salmon for the 2007 season in the Columbia River. In addition, new protections under the Endangered Species Act will lead to a reduced season along coastal Washington. The management council that met Friday makes its recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service. That body will issue a final decision about the various West Coast salmon fisheries in April in Seattle after public hearings in the three states. This year’s recommendations from the management council amounted to mostly good news for beleaguered salmon fishermen. Last year, the federal government imposed the most restrictive salmon season

on record for Oregon and California based on declining stocks in the Klamath River basin. Commercial fishing was limited by as much as 90 percent along 700 miles of coastline from Northern California up most of the Oregon Coast. The total West Coast commercial catch for 2006 was 12 percent of a typical year, representing direct losses to fishermen of $16 million. That led U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez to declare the West Coast salmon fishery a failure, but federal aid has never materialized beyond small business loans for fishermen and related businesses. The closure was forced by three years of poor returns to the Klamath River. Commercial and sport fishermen complained they were hit unfairly.

Iranian-American captures re-election in Beverly Hills BY DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press Writer

BEVERLY HILLS An Iranian-American claimed victory Friday in his run for re-election to the City Council, placing him in line to become the first Persian-born mayor of a community that for decades has been a hub for exiles of Iran’s 1979 revolution. “The mayor’s job in Beverly Hills is very important, very visible, and I think I’m up to it,” said Jimmy Delshad, 66, who received hugs from his wife and adult children when ballot tallies were announced. With the vote count still not official, Delshad had the second-highest number of votes, or 21.8 percent, which would

give him one of the two at-large council seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s election. Council member Steve Webb was third with 21 percent as of Friday evening and conceded. “I’m very happy for Jimmy,” Webb said. “He’s been a friend of mine the past four years, so I have mixed feelings about today’s results. I’m sure he’ll do a fine job as mayor.” Beverly Hills mayors are not directly elected by voters. Rather, the five members of the City Council choose the mayor from among themselves to serve a one-year term. Delshad, first elected to the council in 2003, is next in line by seniority. Webb, an attorney, is the current mayor and steps down March 20. Asked if he has given much thought to the significance of

being the first Iranian-American mayor of the prominent U.S. city, Delshad demurred. “It’s an honor to be Beverly Hills mayor, that’s all my goal was,” he said. “It’s my hometown and it’s been so good to me,” he added. “But if as a result of that, if Ican open the door for other minorities in other parts of the country, then that’s just the cream on top.” The fall of the U.S.-backed Shah of Iran in 1979 brought many Iranians to the Los Angeles area — enough to earn the nickname Tehrangeles — and today about 8,000 of Beverly Hill’s approximately 35,000 residents are of Iranian descent. Delshad, one of three candidates of Iranian descent, came much earlier. He left Iran as a teenager.

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Bush administration opposes border mine BY SUSAN GALLAGHER Associated Press Writer

HELENA, Mont. A coal mine proposed in British Columbia and fought in Montana as an environmental threat that could extend south of the border is being challenged by the Bush administration. The project that Cline Mining Co. wants to develop just north of Glacier National Park could lead to environmental harm in the United States, the U.S. State Department said in a letter to the British Columbia government.

Montana officials have contended the open-pit mine stands to jeopardize water quality in the transboundary Flathead area. Besides Glacier, that area includes sprawling Flathead Lake and other waters popular for recreation. The Flathead River system spans the international border, and the north fork of the river is Glacier’s western boundary. The Flathead basin is “an area of unique and internationally recognized environmental importance,” Edward Alex Lee, Canadian affairs director in the State Department, said in the Feb. 23 letter. He said the mine could cause “significant adverse environmental

Columbia could have devastating consequences to fish, wildlife and our growing recreation industry in the Flathead.” Although the State Department’s letter is encouraging, Baucus said, he still is requesting the department call for an investigation by the International Joint Commission, a CanadaU.S. panel charged with preventing and resolving disputes under a 1909 water treaty. In 2005, British Columbia gave Cline a permit for exploratory work to determine whether the coal mine should be developed. Less than a year earlier, a proposal for another mine just north of Glacier was scrapped.

effects” in the United States. Kate Thompson, spokeswoman for the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, did not comment immediately on Saturday. Thompson said she intended to discuss the letter with Garry Alexander, the provincial official to whom it was addressed. Efforts to reach Cline for comment Saturday were unsuccessful. In a weekend statement, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said he is “glad federal officials are finally engaging — in a big way — to help us stop this mine. Montanans are rightfully worried that mining in British

Sorority incident puts spotlight on obsession with appearance BY MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer

CHICAGO With a reputation for emphasizing brains over conventional beauty, the women of the Delta Zeta sorority at Indiana’s DePauw University endured the jokes and unkind nicknames: their chapter was widely known among students as the “dog house.” “As a sorority, they had a different image on campus,” says Cindy Babington, the uni-

versity’s dean of students. “Student culture was not kind to them.” Obsessing about looks has long been a rite of passage for young people — well before the days, nearly two decades ago, when tennis star Andre Agassi brashly proclaimed that “image is everything” in an advertising campaign. Today, though, some worry that the fixation on outward appearance has gotten out of control — with young people’s everincreasing focus on everything from celebri-

ty and skinny jeans to marketing themselves on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube. The women of Delta Zeta know all about the pressure. With chapter membership dwindling, sorority leaders recently took drastic measures. They kicked out 23 members from the stately brick mansion near campus, drawing accusations that the women’s weight, looks and race didn’t fit the image the sorority was going for. Sorority leaders insist that those who left weren’t committed to recruiting. “It was not

a beauty contest,” says Casey Jolley, the chapter’s interim president and one of only five members who remain at the house. But Rachel Pappas, a DePauw junior who was among several other members who left in protest, finds that hard to believe — and calls discrimination based on image “the new racism.” “When you look at all these things and see that all of them have been eliminated, you wonder what it could be other than the image issue,” Pappas says.

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Germany wants to drive over 55 BY GEIR MOULSON Associated Press Writer

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TUCSON, Ariz. Cody Thompson, 26 , is a loyal follower of the Sonoran hot dog. Thompson, who says he has not a drop of Hispanic blood in his veins, became addicted to the south side culinary staple after some “Spanish” co-workers took him to a roadside stand several years ago. “I mean Mexican,” he added. Thompson recently visited the new northern location of popular south side eatery El Guero Canelo to get his fix of the messy, bacon-wrapped Sonoran specialty. “We try all the stands,” he said, sitting with his girlfriend, Kara Werner, 22, outside the restaurant. “Guero Canelo’s the best.” Local Mexican restaurants have tried in the past to expand beyond Tucson’s densely Hispanic south side with mixed results. But as the spread of the Sonoran dog shows, the most recent wave of restaurants moving north and east is finding success. The reason may be an increasing number of Hispanics or growing interest in Mexican cuisine. But whatever the cause, “they’re sticking,” said Jonathan Landeen, owner of Jonathan’s Cork restaurant and president of local restaurant group Tucson Originals.

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One-dish chili and cornbread is easy BY J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Writer

There’s something incredibly homey about savory, saucy foods topped with bread baked in the juices of the dish. Such as chicken and dumplings — gloppy, soppy dumplings. Or sizzling chili nestled under a layer of cornbread baked over it. Inspired by frigid weather that seems to beg for food with ample heat, I decided to start with the chili. I wanted a simple chili and cornbread that could easily go from raw ingredients to finished dish at the end of a busy day — without ruining my evening. First, the chili. I’d learned from previous testing that long simmering isn’t essential for intensely flavored chili. Technique, not ingredients, makes the difference. The key is to bloom the seasonings, or essentially saute them in hot fat for several minutes at the start of the recipe. This simple step, which is common in Indian cooking, replicates the deeper flavors normally achieved by slower cooking. But my original quick chili recipe was too

fluid for this use. The chili and cornbread should be scooped out together, without either crumbling apart too much. So I decreased the liquid, eliminated the beans (I didn’t want another starch to compete with the cornbread), and for faster cooking and better browning used a skillet instead of a saucepan. With the chili settled, I focused on the cornbread. My first attempt was a disaster. I’d previously developed a recipe for tender, moist cornbread, so I simply made a batch of that, spread it over the chili and baked. The taste was right, but the ratio was all wrong. I ended up with a 1-inch layer of chili topped with 2 1/2 inches of cornbread. Cutting the cornbread recipe in half worked much better. The result was perfect winter comfort food — spicy, sloppy and bready. For fun, I tried a vegetarian version, substituting ground soy “meat” for the ground beef and cubed steak. It worked, though I noticed it lent a sweetness to the dish. If you try this, taste your chili before topping with the cornbread batter and adjust seasonings accordingly.

Baked Cornbread Chili 4 strips bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 11 ⁄4 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder 1 tablespoon diced pickled jalapeno peppers 11 ⁄2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon dried oregano 11 ⁄2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 large yellow onion, diced 1 1⁄4 pounds lean ground beef 1 pound steak tips, cut into bite-size pieces Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 ⁄2 cup yellow cornmeal 1 ⁄2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 1 ⁄2 cup milk 1 ⁄4 stick (2 tablespoons) butter, melted and cooled 15-ounce can diced tomatoes

(Start to finish: 45 minutes, 25 minutes active) Preheat oven to 425 F. Lightly coat a 9-by-12-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and fry until the fat melts.

Lower heat to medium. Add the chili powder, cumin, coffee, jalapeno peppers, paprika, oregano and brown sugar. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and steak tips and cook, stirring often, until browned and cooked nearly though, about 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and butter. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Set aside. Add the tomatoes to the skillet and stir for 1 minute, scraping up any bits that have stuck to the bottom of the pan. Transfer the meat mixture to the prepared baking dish. Pour the cornbread batter over it, using the back of a spoon to spread it evenly. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cornbread is lightly browned and pulled way from the baking dish. To serve, use a large spoon to scoop chili and cornbread into shallow bowls. Makes 6 servings.

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Packet cooking is healthful, flavorful and not full of mess BY JIM ROMANOFF Associated Press

A delicious, low-fat dinner with no pots, no pans and minimal cleanup? It’s not wishful thinking. It’s a matter of using the technique known by the French as “en papillote,” or cooked in a paper wrapper. Here’s how it works. Fresh food is cooked in tightly sealed, single serving packets made from parchment paper (or foil, which is a bit easier to work with). The ingredients steam in their own juices, which intensifies natural flavors and ensures moist results. Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough use this technique in their recent book,“The Ultimate Cookbook,” to create low-fat, low-mess stir-fry chicken packets (a meal that otherwise can leave you and your stove greasy). Weinstein and Scarbrough praise “en papillote” cooking for its healthy attributes. Not only is little or no fat needed, but vegetables that are steamed lose fewer nutrients than those cooked by other methods. For this dish, chicken and a variety of vegetables are combined with an Asian-inspired sauce of garlic, ginger, soy sauce and rice vinegar. A small amount of toasted sesame oil helps to coat all the ingredients with flavor and adds that distinctive stir-fry taste. Asian red chili sauce gives the dish a spicy kick. The other advantage of packet cooking is that seasonings can be

STIR-FRY CHICKEN PACKETS 11⁄2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 1⁄4-inch wide strips 4 scallions, thinly sliced 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded and thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, minced One 12-ounce can baby corn, the ears halved 8 ounces fresh snow peas 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 teaspoons Asian red chili sauce 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil Position the rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 400 F.

(Start to finish: 55 minutes, 15 active) In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Place two 20-inch-long sheets of foil on your work surface, one over the other. Spoon a quarter of the

adjusted for each diner. If one person doesn’t like spicy food, leave the chili sauce out of one packet. The same goes for salt and fat. An easy vegetarian version of this dish can be made by substituting tofu or edamame (soy beans) for the chicken. Most vegetables and fish, which generally are quick cooking, do well

chicken mixture with some of the sauce into the middle of the foil. Bring the long sides together to create a tent shape. Fold edges down and pinch to seal tightly. Seal each end, maintaining the tent shape. Place the packet on a large baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients and additional sheets of foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and leave the packets on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before serving. Use caution when unsealing the packets as the escaping steam will be very hot. Makes 4 servings. Nutrition information per serving: 320 calories, 8 g total fat (2 g saturated), 60 mg cholesterol, 47 g protein, 13 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 685 mg sodium

with this technique. Cut meats and poultry into small pieces so they’ll cook all the way through. Make sure to leave some room in the packet for air to circulate, and when you unseal them use caution as the escaping steam will be extremely hot. Serve the packet stir-fry over rice or sauteed greens.

For a simple side dish this spring, think asparagus BY JIM ROMANOFF Associated Press

When spring weather is just right, an asparagus stalk can grow as much as 10 inches a day. Even more impressive is what it can do for your diet. Asparagus is low in calories (about 5 calories a stalk) and is packed with vitamins A, C and E. But where this edible member of the lily family truly shines is as a source of folate, a nutrient vital to good health. Folate is key for cell production and may help protect against heart disease, according to the American Dietetic Association. Just a half-cup serving of asparagus delivers a third of the recommended daily intake of folate. “Every nutrient is important but folate delivers a lot of bang for the buck,” says Cynthia Sass, an American Dietetic Association spokeswoman. She adds that folate helps prevent birth defects and women of child-bearing age need to make sure they get enough. (Other folate-rich foods include many fortified breakfast cereals, spinach, navy beans, orange juice and avocados.) But eating plenty of asparagus is easy with recipes such as this one for braising it in olive oil with rosemary and bay leaves from Patricia Wells’ new book, “Vegetable Harvest.” Wells says the simple braise brings

out the mineral-rich, woodsy flavors of the asparagus, and the dish needs no further embellishment. Green or purple asparagus would be the easiest options for this recipe, though green is the least expensive and most readily available. White asparagus, which is milder in flavor, also can be used. Most white asparagus should be peeled before cooking. When shopping for asparagus, look for firm stalks with tight tips. Fresh asparagus should snap when bent. Though best eaten the day purchased, asparagus can be refrigerated, wrapped in a damp cloth inside a plastic bag, for three days. Opinion is divided, but many people believe large stalks are sweeter and

juicer than thin ones. White asparagus tends to be less flavorful. Purple asparagus will have a fruity flavor. Peeling tough-skinned stalks with a vegetable peeler will help ensure that the tips and stalks cook at the same rate. And be sure to rinse all asparagus thoroughly before cooking to remove any lingering sand. For an even simpler preparation, try microwaving a pound of asparagus with a few tablespoons of water in a covered glass dish for about 3 minutes, or until tender. To roast asparagus, place the stalks on a baking sheet, drizzle with a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil, and roast at 500 F for 10 minutes, or until wilted and browned in spots.

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Asparagus braised with fresh rosemary and bay leaves 2 pounds fresh green or white asparagus, bottoms trimmed, peeled if tough 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 3 bay leaves, preferably fresh

(Start to finish: 15 minutes) In a skillet large enough to hold the asparagus in a single layer, combine the asparagus, oil, salt, rosemary, and bay leaves. Sprinkle with

3 tablespoons of cold water. Cover and cook over high heat just until the oil and water mixture begins to sizzle. Reduce heat to medium and braise the asparagus, covered, turning from time to time, until the asparagus begins to brown in spots, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the asparagus. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

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Rent prices a hard sell in SM FROM RENT PAGE 1 dropped considerably since 1999. In 2006, 552 new units were rented at market rate for the first time compared to almost 3,900 during the first year of vacancy decontrol. “I am not concerned that this (signals) the end of rent control because after eight years just over half (of rent controlled units) have been rented at market rate and the trend seems to be slowing,” said Tracy Condon, a spokesperson for the rent control board and one of the authors of the report. “There are about 13,400 units that have not been rented at market rate, so those units continue to provide affordable rents for those living there.” Condon said the rent control board is as important today as it ever was, and while the Legislature has eroded some of its power, the board is still vital, particularly when it comes to protecting tenants from unlawful evictions. “We provide protections that those who are not living under rent control don’t have,” Condon said. “Even though rents are controlled, owners are responsible for maintaining the units and common areas. If they don’t, all of the tenants have the right to request those repairs. If they are not taken care of in a reasonable period of time, tenants can petition for a rent reduction. Those in a non-controlled environment would not have that benefit.” The loss of affordable units could have political consequences. There are those who believe that as more affluent tenants who do not depend on rent control move into the city, the more conservative it will become. There is also speculation that as rent control diminishes so will the power of

Santa Monicans for Renters Rights (SMRR), the city’s leading political party, which has held a majority on the City Council for nearly 30 years. While that may be a possibility, it hasn’t surfaced yet, according to results from the municipal election in Nov. 2006. Despite an aggressive and expensive campaign to oust

that has eroded rent control. As the state faces a housing crisis, Zane said lawmakers need to give weight to reports such as the one provided by the rent control board. “This is a serious crisis that will dramatically affect life decisions for people,” Zane said. “It affects where people decide to go to college and whether or not graduates will be

PEOPLE LIKE TO LIVE IN A COMMUNITY WHERE THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY IS AGGRESSIVE.” Denny Zane, former mayor and SMRR co-founder. SMRR members from office, SMRR candidates swept the election except for one seat on the council. “The loss of affordable housing is a big issue for us, but not politically speaking,” said Denny Zane, a former mayor and cofounder of SMRR who has run several campaigns for local candidates and ballot measures. “It’s a big issue because of the loss of economic diversity. We think that this is a real blow to the historic character of the city. Politically speaking, the evidence has been strong for the last decade that the newer, higher income residents are still quite liberal and that progressive philosophy like SMRR is very appealing. For many, the progressive character of the city is an attraction. “People like to live in a community where the political philosophy is aggressive,” Zane added. For Zane and other advocates of rent control, the report of vacancy decontrol further supports efforts to reconsider state law

forced to stay at home with their parents longer because they can’t afford to do anything else. More and more kids who grew up in Santa Monica may never be able to live here as adults because they will be priced out. The only way they will be able to stay is if through inheritance.” Others viewed the report as further evidence that rent control is broken and needs to be fixed so that those who are truly needy benefit. Landlords have complained for years that many of their rent-controlled tenants are making six figures and can afford to pay market rent. “They make a big deal about losing rental units that are affordable to low income people, but they are making a big assumption, and you know what that makes out of you and me,” said Carl Lambert, president of the Action Apartment Association and a landlord in Santa Monica for the last 20 years. “The assumption is that needy and low income people occupy those units. They

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have never been able to or willing to establish that the needy are actually getting these rent controlled units.” Lambert said that one of his tenants has a masters in business administration. “The only thing that this report shows is the amount of subsidy that wealthy tenants are getting,” Lambert said. Condon said a survey of 750 tenants was conducted last spring and it revealed that 43 percent of tenants living in rent controlled apartments before vacancy decontrol had incomes below $40,000. For those making above $100,000, only 7.6 percent were living in their units before vacancy decontrol, Condon said, whereas almost 22 percent of those living in market rate housing have income above $100,000. “Long term tenants clearly do have lower income levels than those paying market rate, which is to be expected because that is the only way these people can afford the rent,” Condon said. To make rent control work, Lambert said it should be based on a person’s income, not the length of time they’ve lived in an apartment. That way, those who are low income may see their rents reduced, while those who are better off would most likely see their rents increased. Under that scenario, rent control officials have said it would be a logistical nightmare because landlords and tenants would flood City Hall with complaints about rents every time a renter lost his or her job or received a raise.

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KCRW, other stations could face bankruptcy FROM RADIO PAGE 3 tening is in line with KCRW’s mission as a public broadcaster, Dewan said. By asking regular listeners to subscribe, it will help the station offset the impact of the fee increases. “The implementation of a fee (increase) is a problem for us,” Dewan said. “It’s not something we believe in.” Nor is it something that Paul Maloney, editor of the Radio and Internet Newsletter, believes. The man behind newly formed Save the Streams, which aims to protect webbased broadcasting, and AccuRadio believes the decision will hurt small and independent radio stations across the country. “If this is allowed to stand, this will bankrupt everyone who is not a major media company already like AOL or Yahoo,” said Maloney, who is the vice president of programming for Chicago-based AccuRadio. “Anyone who is a company that derives revenue solely or the vast majority from webcasting music will go bankrupt.” AccuRadio included, he said. A small group of webcasters, including AccuRadio is planning to appeal the decision. If the appeal is denied, the group will try to negotiate independent deals with SoundExchange, the organization that represents the recording companies and artists and collects and administers royalties. “It’s possible that we could negotiate a deal with them that would allow us to stay in business whether it’s a percentage of a revenue deal...or some way to keep this from killing us,” Maloney said. When the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel, the ruling body that preceded the Copyright Royalty Board, decided in 2002 to increase rates through 2005, small stations like AccuRadio were able to negotiate a deal

that allowed them to pay smaller royalties that were the equivalent of 12 percent of their annual revenue. “(In 2002) when these rates were originally set, small webcasters claimed they would go out of business and they haven’t,” said Willem Dicke, spokesman for SoundExchange. “They’ve thrived and many new webcasters have come online.”

IF THIS IS ALLOWED TO STAND, THIS WILL BANKRUPT EVERYONE WHO IS NOT A MAJOR MEDIA COMPANY ALREADY LIKE AOL OR YAHOO.” Paul Maloney vice president of programming, AccuRadio

Station officials at KCRW are not sure whether this ruling would make it go broke. They do acknowledge that serious changes will be necessary. Though Dewan knew that increases were in the works, he was surprised by the enormity of the increases. “We’re talking to NPR and looking at exploring options,” Dewan said. “This rule is extremely cost prohibitive for us.” melodyh@smdp.com

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DEA wants to stem expansion FROM POT PAGE 3 ing additional records. DEA spokeswoman Sarah Pullen said authorities chose clinics that were making big money, had become hot spots for crime or were part of large franchises. The raided clinics on average raked in $20,000 in profits each day, she said. Many clinics were buying pot wholesale from street dealers and reselling it for twice the roughly $100-an-ounce black-market rate, Pullen said. “It’s become something we can’t ignore,” she said. The investigation is ongoing and has yet to produce any arrests or charges. Some clinics have remained closed while others reopened. West Hollywood City Councilman Jeff Prang said the federal government should leave it to local governments to monitor and regulate marijuana dispensaries that provide relief for those suffering from cancer, Parkinson’s, AIDS and other debilitating diseases. “It’s a real sad day for the DEA if these type of facilities are that high on the list of priorities,” he said. California was the first of 12 states to allow the sale of marijuana for medicinal purposes, mainly pain control, and is regarded as having the loosest regulations. Since the law was passed in 1996 the

statewide number of clinics has grown to about 400. Customers can order from a menu of marijuana varieties, such as Green Crack and Hindu Kush. Some clinics even offer packaged marijuana-laced lollypops, candy bars and pastries. In Los Angeles alone there are about 100 dispensaries, up from just four in 2005, according to Police Chief William Bratton, who has called for a moratorium on new clinics in the state’s largest city. Bratton is among those who believe the murkiness of the “reasonable compensation” provision added in 2003 has stoked a proliferation of outlets run by people more interested in earning big money than providing a service. Police, clinic owners, activists and legislators — even the author of the law — can’t say for sure how much money clinic owners can legally earn. “A profit is in the eye of the beholder,” said Joseph David Elford, a lawyer for Americans for Safe Access, a medicinal marijuana advocacy group. Elford said a hands-off government approach to the clinics should boost competition, keeping marijuana prices affordable for those who need it and forcing owners to limit profits. But Pullen said that hasn’t happened — the number of clinics has swelled while pot prices remain high and some owners are pocketing big money.

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Gehry has deep roots in SM FROM CP PAGE 1 “We tried to make it a piece of the city (and) create a real urban feel,” Gehry said last week from his office in Los Angeles. “And I’m afraid what we ended up with was a shopping mall … I thought I could do something special … I feel that it was really a missed opportunity.” In the way Gehry speaks about the mall, it seems he would love to see it demolished so that it becomes even more of a distant memory for him and his detractors. Well, Gehry might just be getting his wish. Current owners Macerich Co. have submitted plans with City Hall to remodel the outdated shopping complex by ripping the roof off to create an open-air retail village that makes use of the cool ocean breezes and the foot traffic of the Third Street Promenade. Renderings of the proposed project show grand boulevards with open space for people to gather. There are warm colors and aesthetically appealing glass structures with an expanded food court on the third floor, providing shoppers with stunning views of the ocean. It’s a scaled-down version of what Gehry envisioned. “I like the idea of taking the roof off, taking all that stuff off and make it as a city street” he said. Another part of Gehry’s original vision, he wanted to connect the mall’s two parking structures by going underground. Like the mixed use he also envisioned, the developers and city staff were not in favor of the idea,

Gehry said. With the future remodel, he hopes Macerich will unite the two so that they can be more maneuverable. “I would also like to see more uses, like maybe a hotel or something,” Gehry said. “That would make it more like a city.”

I THOUGHT I COULD DO SOMETHING SPECIAL … I FEEL THAT IT WAS REALLY A MISSED OPPORTUNITY.” Frank Gehry on Santa Monica Place architect

While building Santa Monica Place was a major pain for the architect, Gehry does have some fond memories. In the documentary, “Sketches of Frank Gehry,” directed by friend Sidney Pollack, Gehry talks about how his career changed dramatically after building the mall. No longer would he build projects simply for the money. “It was like jumping off a cliff,” said Gehry, who immediately dropped every project his firm was working on following the mall and started from scratch. “It was scary because I didn’t know what I was going to do … (But) I was so happy from then on.” kevinh@smdp.com

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CARSON Chelsea will play an exhibition game at the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 21 in what could be David Beckham’s first game for his new team. AEG president and chief executive officer Tim Leiweke said Friday that the possibility is “really good” that Beckham will make his Galaxy debut against Chelsea in an exhibition tournament the promoters hyping as the “World Series of Football.” “I think you can pretty well assume that when we scheduled this tournament, the Beckham camp was aware of what we were doing,” said Leiweke, head of the organization that runs the Galaxy. “We still have to work through him finishing his term at Real Madrid. “And I’m fairly certain we can get David comfortable and playing with this team in time for the Chelsea. We haven’t gotten that commitment yet, we haven’t gotten that far with him. But I think it’s reasonable to assume that the Chelsea game in particular will be one where we see Mr. Beckham.” As part of the tournament, Chelsea will play South Korea’s Suwon Bluewings on July 17 during a doubleheader in Carson that has the Galaxy meeting Mexico’s Tigres. The Bluewings will play the Tigres on July 21. The 31-year-old Beckham is sidelined with an injured ligament in his right knee and isn’t expected to be able to play for Real Madrid for about a month. Beckham, who agreed in January to a five-year contract with the Galaxy worth about $27.5 million

in base salary, initially wasn’t expected to join the MLS team until August. His contract with Real Madrid ends June 30. If he does play against Chelsea, he will be going against a former Premier League rival from his days at Manchester United — which currently leads the Blues by nine points. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said in a taped interview that he was pleased that Chelsea would be playing in the United States for the fourth summer in a row. “I think this summer will be even a little more special because we will have a tournament with a team (the Galaxy) that we have a special relationship with and the fact that David Beckham is there will give something extra to that tournament,” Mourinho said. “And I get the chance to wish him success in the States because I think it will be very important for soccer.” Galaxy coach Frank Yallop said that Beckham was playing very well before he got hurt, and believes that, if Beckham is available to play against Chelsea, he will make a rapid adjustment to his new team. “The style and the way I want to play is very suited to David. We play a quick, rapid-ball-moving style that he’s going to enjoy,” Yallop said. “He’s got one of the best, if not the best, player in the U.S. playing on his team in Landon Donovan. I think they’re going to have a good partnership straightaway because good players can just look at each other and they know what’s going on. “I think he’s going to really make a difference with our team.” Galaxy president and GM Alexi Lalas is looking forward to the tournament and the possibility Beckham will play. “It will be a magical couple of nights,” Lalas said. “This is a great way for our team and our players to show what we all believe, that we can compete with the best in the world.”

USC and UCLA tourney bound BY MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS Defending champion Florida, Ohio State, Kansas and North Carolina drew No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, earning those spots Sunday by winning their conference championships. UCLA, with the most NCAA men’s basketball titles in history, became a No. 2 seed after losing its first game in the Pac-10 tournament to California. The Bruins, who reached the title game last season, were ranked No. 1 for six weeks this season, more than any other team. UCLA (26-5), coming off consecutive losses to Washington and Cal, will play Weber State. The 65-team tournament begins Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio, with a play-in game between Florida A&M and Niagara, the two lowest-ranked teams. Starting Thursday afternoon, it’s wall-towall action on the court — and in the nation’s biggest office pool. Big East champion Georgetown, with John Thompson III as its coach and Patrick Ewing Jr. coming off the bench, is the No. 2 seed and takes on No. 15 Belmont. Also in the East, it’s No. 3 Washington State vs. No. 14 Oral Roberts; No. 4 Texas and star Kevin

Durant against No. 12 New Mexico State; No. 5 Southern California vs. No. 12 Arkansas; No. 6 Vanderbilt vs. No. 11 George Washington, No. 7 Boston College vs. coach Bobby Knight’s 10th-seeded Texas Tech, and No. 8 Marquette vs. No. 9 Michigan State. Syracuse fans won’t be able to pick their team. The Orange, the 2003 champions, were among the more surprising omissions from the field. Drexel, Kansas State, Air Force and West Virginia also were sure to be disappointed after being left out. “We actually had 104 teams that had won 20 or more games, and that was more than the previous record of 78,” NCAA selection chairman Gary Walters said. A year after George Mason became the nation’s favorite underdog, mid-majors won’t get a great chance for another run. Only six of them — down a couple of spots from last season — were included in a field dominated by the power conferences. George Mason, which lost to Virginia Commonwealth in the Colonial Athletic Association championship, was not among them. “We still believe we’ll have great representation as it relates to mid-majors,” Walters said. He added that the committee chose Old Dominion over Drexel because the Monarchs had a better inter-conference record by a significant margin.


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Rhodes to Oakland BY JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer

Running back Dominic Rhodes is going from the Super Bowl champions to the team that posted the worst record in the NFL last season, after agreeing Friday to a two-year contract with the Oakland Raiders that could be worth up to $7.5 million. “I just want to come in and help this team win,” Rhodes said. “It’s an honor to be here and an awesome experience to play for the Raiders. The whole history of the Raiders, I love it.” Rhodes likely will split time in Oakland with LaMont Jordan, who is staying with the team after agreeing earlier in the week to reduce his roster bonus from $4.75 million to $3 million. Jordan rushed for only 434 yards and two touchdowns before going down with a season-ending knee injury Nov. 19. The Raiders had one of the worst offenses in NFL history last year on the way to a 214 record. They scored just 168 points — fifth fewest in a 16-game season — and had only 12 offensive touchdowns. Oakland had the worst-ranked offense and ranked 29th out of 32 teams in yards rushing. New coach Lane Kiffin was brought in to upgrade the offense. The team already cut ties with last year’s starting quarterback, Aaron Brooks, and is expected to use the No. 1 draft pick on quarterback JaMarcus Russell of LSU or Brady Quinn of Notre Dame. “Dominic will be a dynamic presence that can diversify our offense both as a runner and pass catcher,” Kiffin said. “He is focused and determined to come here and compete immediately with our other running backs.” Earlier in the week, the Raiders signed offensive lineman Jeremy Newberry to a $1.5

million, one-year deal. Rhodes, who has played his entire sixyear career with Indianapolis, will be counted on to improve a running game that averaged 3.9 yards per carry in 2006. He started all 16 regular-season games last season, rushing for 641 yards and five touchdowns. After backing up Edgerrin James since entering the league, Rhodes shared the job last season with rookie Joseph Addai. He has 2,274 yards rushing in his career.

DOMINIC WILL BE A DYNAMIC PRESENCE THAT CAN DIVERSIFY OUR OFFENSE BOTH AS A RUNNER AND PASS CATCHER.” Lane Kiffin Raiders head coach

Rhodes had one of his best performances in the Colts’ Super Bowl win over the Chicago Bears, rushing for 113 yards in Indianapolis’ 29-17 victory. Just a few weeks later, Rhodes was arrested for drunken driving after being pulled over for driving 81 mph in a 55-mph zone near Indianapolis. If convicted of the class A misdemeanor, penalties range from no jail time to one year behind bars. A conviction on a first-time offense typically results in probation, a fine and substance abuse treatment, according to prosecutors.

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Boston’s Dice-K struggles in second start of the spring BY HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer

FORT MYERS, Fla. Welcome to the big leagues, Dice-K. Boston’s $103 million pitcher with the winning smile allowed homers to two nonroster players, struggled with his control and even threw away a potential doubleplay grounder against Baltimore on Sunday. Daisuke Matsuzaka left after four innings with the Red Sox trailing the Orioles 4-2 and with his impressive spring training hitting its first bump. There were no early signs that the Japanese right-hander would struggle against an Orioles lineup that had firststringers in the first six spots. He retired the side in order in the first — Brian Roberts on a fly ball to center and Melvin Mora and Jay Gibbons on strikeouts. In the second, he allowed a single off his glove to Ramon Hernandez, who was stranded at first. Then Jon Knott led off the third with a homer to right-center field. Jason DuBois then hit a two-run shot in the fourth to left-center. After each batter swung, Matsuzaka turned around and stayed expressionless as he watched the ball fly over the fence. Knott has played in 12 major-league

games, all with San Diego, and led Triple-A Portland with 32 homers last season. DuBois had 10 homers in 86 games with the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland in 2004 and 2005. Matsuzaka signed a $52 million contract after Boston posted the winning $51 million bid to negotiate with the pitcher, who spent the past eight seasons with the Seibu Lions. He pitched two scoreless innings in a home game against Boston College on March 2 and three scoreless innings in a road game against Florida last Tuesday. But on Sunday, Matsuzaka threw only nine first-pitch strikes to 18 batters. Of the 11 he faced in the third and fourth innings, only four saw strikes on the first pitch. In all, Matsuzaka threw 63 pitches, 40 for strikes. He started the fourth by allowing a single to Miguel Tejada. Hernandez then broke his bat as he hit a hard grounder to the mound. Matsuzaka backhanded it then threw toward second. The ball sailed wide to the left of shortstop Julio Lugo, putting runners at first and third. Corey Patterson followed with a sacrifice fly. With a 1-1 count, DuBois then hit a 90 mph fastball for his homer and a 4-2 lead. After Knott followed with a one-out single, Boston pitching coach John Farrell visited the mound and Matsuzaka retired Adam Stern on a fly ball before Knott was caught trying to steal.

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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)

★★★ Read between the lines, and most of the day will be an eye-opener. Knowing when to toss your hands in the air and head in a new direction can and will earmark the behavior of the ever-adventurous Ram. If you want something, you make it happen. Tonight: Count on others being aware of you.

★★★★ Reach out and understand what is happening in your immediate circle. You are finally able to state your case, but you might need to revise your thinking and style of projection. If you try hard enough, others will hear you. Tonight: Happy to be home.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

★★★★ Relate intensely to someone very special. New beginnings come via a special partner. Think in terms of growth and new dynamics. You have unusual insights because of that special person. Tonight: Rent a movie or choose an offbeat activity.

★★★★★ You could talk up a storm and make a substantial difference in what comes down your path. Still, wait to plead your case until you are absolutely sure of yourself. Sometimes you don’t have the right answers! Tonight: Chat up a storm.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

l SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

★★★★★ Others run through the door and carry on and on. You might want to distance yourself and handle a situation. Consider others to be a resource, especially a special friend and loved one. Deal with financial matters head-on. Tonight: Togetherness marks your actions.

★★★★ You are hot stuff. You have done much and will continue to. Head out the door with a smile, making anything and everything possible. You could revise many of your thoughts and ideas. Know when to go in another direction. Tonight: Treat yourself to what you consider a luxury.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

★★★★★ Dance to a new tune. Do something very differently, because you can. You will set a precedent if you want to. At the end of the day, others step forward saying, “Ah, I understand — finally.” You did what you wanted! Tonight: Just say “yes.”

★★★ You feel better and better as the day becomes older. Think positively about a change or a whole new mind-set. Understanding takes you to a new level and takes away some of the pressure. Tonight: Smile away.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

★★★★ You are high energy and happiness plus — if you can go with the flow. Bright ideas will pop up left and right if you are willing to talk and brainstorm with the many innovative people in your life. Creativity sparks news. Tonight: Slow down. Everyone needs some downtime.

★★★★ Realizing what can happen might be the first step in living your life well. Someone you thought was a friend just might not be. You could be shocked. Don’t be. Remember, times change and people change. Let it go. Tonight: Some downtime.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

★★★ You deal with fundamental security issues. You might need to change a matter that involves home and family. Your high energy and creativity emerge as you see light at the end of the tunnel. Tonight: Dance up a storm.

★★★★ Realize your possibilities by taking the first step or by being a leader. Listen to feedback and know when to head in another direction. Aim for the ultimate core of a goal. Don’t settle for the frills. Tonight: Where the gang is.

Born Today

Happy Birthday!

Actress Liza Minelli (1946)

You have a way of setting precedent this year. You will change your direction and possibly reinvent yourself. You need to understand what a dynamic and special year you are entering. Think in terms of having your professional and personal images head in a new direction. You might not always have control. If you are single, a relationship will develop through a friendship. Be aware that you might not be able to juggle both. If you are attached, your relationship blossoms to a new level. Let it happen. The two of you will be much happier as a result. CAPRICORN proves to always be a friend.

Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (1962) Writer Jack Kerouac (1922) Jacqueline Bigar is on the Internet at http://www.jacquelinebigar.com (c) 2006 by King Features Syndicate Inc.


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Dr. Loretta Country music queen LORETTA LYNN, the coal miner’s daughter, is getting an honorary doctorate from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Berklee President Roger H. Brown will make the presentation on the stage of the

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Grand Ole Opry on Saturday for Lynn’s contributions to contemporary music and tackling real-life situations faced by many women. Lynn, 72, was one of the best-known female vocalists of the 1960s and 1970s, tackling women’s issues

Lynn gets honorary doctorate from Boston’s Berklee College

before feminism came in vogue. Her 1969 hit the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” told of growing up in a cabin while her father worked in a Kentucky coal mine. “You put out a song that isn’t life, nobody is going to care for it, because if nobody

is living that life, how are you going to sell a record if it’s just Ring Around the Rosie?” Lynn told ABC’s “This Week” in an interview that aired Sunday. “You know, you’ve got to put your whole heart into a song, and that’s what I did with every

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Martial arts expert and actor JACKIE CHAN has taken on a new role promoting the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to Asian-Americans in a public service ad. The Chinese star and stunt man will step out of a squad car dressed in a sheriff’s deputy uniform in the ad and will urge potential recruits to join the force. The department hopes the commercial, which will be shown during recruitment fairs, will help boost the low number of Asian-Americans in their ranks. “I’m the police ambassador in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, China, everywhere...” Chan said. AP

A movie production company was forced to begin its first day of shooting Saturday without BUSTA RHYMES after the NYPD raised security concerns. The Police Department declined to detail its specific concerns about Rhymes, who angered officers last year when he refused to cooperate with the investigation of his bodyguard’s murder. The man was shot during the filming of a music video. Rhymes is a cast member in “Order of Redemption,” which began shooting in midtown Manhattan. Julianne Cho, associate commissioner with the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting, confirmed

the shooting had started — and that Rhymes was absent. “The production agreed that Busta Rhymes would not be participating in the scenes shot here after the Police Department raised public safety concerns,” Cho said in a statement. The crime drama, starring Academy Award nominee Tom Berenger, is shooting scenes in New York City on 14 nonconsecutive days into early April. Cho said the production had the necessary permits. “This is tremendously unfair to Busta, who has been nothing but professional during this project,” director Jeff Celentano said in a statement

released through his publicist. “This is a bigger loss for the city of New York.” The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Trevor Smith, refused to cooperate with a probe into the February 2006 slaying of Israel Ramirez. No arrests have been made in the shooting outside a Brooklyn recording studio. Rhymes’ attorney, Scott Leemon, did not return a message left Saturday for comment. Rhymes’ hits include “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” and “Dangerous.”

“We’re all good skiers,” said Morrow, star of CBS’ “Numb3rs.” However, he admitted Saturday, they didn’t know the mountain. “We were going every which way.”

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Shreveport filming a movie, encouraged young Head Start pupils Friday to apply themselves in school and “find that one particular thing that makes you smile when you do it, that impresses your friends

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They ended up with another group of lost skiers, who had used a cell phone to call for help. All were in an area closed to skiing. Ski Patrol members led the group to the bottom of

the mountain, a three-hour trip through heavy snow, streams and dense forest. “It ended up being great because it was a good adventure,” Morrow said. AP

Jackson gives kids reasons to think big When SAMUEL L. JACKSON was growing up, people encouraged him to be a doctor, lawyer or a teacher. But it was acting, he said, that gave him the greatest satisfaction. Jackson, who was in

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Morrow, Lowe, Stevens lost in Aspen The Aspen Ski Patrol had to lead actors ROB MORROW, CHAD LOWE AND FISHER STEVENS to safety after they and other skiers got lost in snow and fog and ended up out of bounds.

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when you do it.” Most of the children were 4 or 5 years old, and some weren’t sure who he was. Jackson, a Morehouse College graduate, told them that education is key to

doing whatever they want. “If I can be a role model for you, then I’ll be that. I’m a proud man, I’m an educated man and I give back to my community in as many ways as I can,” he said. AP

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 5441LC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) is/are: CHINA MANDARIN INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 2618 PICO BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 Doing business as: MANDARIN All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s), is/are: NONE The location in California of the Chief Executive Office of the seller is: SAME AS ABOVE The name(s) and business address of the buyer(s) is/are: YANTIE SUN, 816 SIERRA VISTA AVE, #E, ALHAMBRA, CA 91801 The assets being sold are generally described as: ALL FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, GOODWILL, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENT, AND LEASE INTEREST and is located at: 2618 PICO BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: CUSTOM ESCROW SERVICES, 113 E GARVEY AVE, MONTEREY PARK, CA 91755 and the anticipated sale date is MARCH 28, 2007 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: CUSTOM ESCROW SERVICES, 113 E GARVEY AVE, MONTEREY PARK, CA 91755 and the last day for filing claims by any creditor shall be MARCH 27, 2007, which is the business day before the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: MARCH 6, 2007 YANTIE SUN, Buyer(s) PCTS LA127532 SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS 3/12/2007

DBAS 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.

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. 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., 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. 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 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

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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

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

TECTS, 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 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

names listed herein.. /s/: PREMLATA RAWAT HUDSON, SANDY HUDSON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/14/2007. 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 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007

ACADEMICS, 3556 JASMINE AVENUE, #5, LOS ANGELES, CA 90034. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LEEZA WATSTEIN, 3556 JASMINE AVENUE, #5, LOS ANGELES, CA 90034 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/: LEEZA WATSTEIN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/22/2007. 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 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007

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. 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 : 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 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. 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 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

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 ARCHI-

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

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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 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 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. 20070210933 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PRONTO WASH AUTO SPA AI#/ON 2837915, 6081 CENTER DRIVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90045. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SULLY'S CAR WASH, INC. CALIFORNIA, 363 WESLEYAN AVE. VENTURA, CA. 93003 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/: SULLY'S CAR WASH INC. CALIFORNIA 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 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070325303 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THRIVE INSIDE DESIGN, THRIVE INSIDE, THRIVE INSIDE DESIGNS, 928 6TH ST. APT. #8 SANTA MONICA, CA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : PREMLATA RAWAT HUDSON, 928 6TH ST. APT. #8, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403; SANDY HUDSON, 928 6TH ST. APT. #8, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 This Business is being conducted by, husband and wife. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070376372 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CHERRY BLOSSOMS, 1720 LAUREL CANYON BLVD. APT. A, L.A. CA 90046. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : REBECCA SPINA, 1720 LAUREL CANYON BLVD. APT. A, L.A. CA 90046 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/: REBECCA SPINA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/21/2007. 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 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070374585 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ROSSLYNN COOPER ASSOCIATES, 1015 GAYLEY AVE. #405, LOS ANGELES, CA 90024. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SARAH SOLOMON, 1015 GAYLEY AVE. #405, L.A. CALIFORNIA, 90024 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/: SARAH SOLOMON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/21/2007. 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 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070374895 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ELEVATE: A LIFESTYLE MAKEOVER, 11717 MONTANA AVE #102, LOS ANGELES, CA 90049. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CAREY FRANCES PETERS, 11717 MONTANA AVE #102, LOS ANGELES, CA 90049. 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)1/1/2006. /s/: CAREY FRANCES PETERS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 02/21/2007. 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 2/26/2007, 3/05/07, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070448473 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INTERNET RESOURCES, 2554 LINCOLN BLVD #585, VENICE, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : PETER COOPERSMITH, 1226 FRANKLIN 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)1/1/1995. /s/: PETER COOPERSMITH This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 03/01/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/200 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070384799 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PERSEPHONE PICTURES, ATHENA WORKS, FOCUS ON

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070384797 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as NEW FLIGHT FILMS AI#/ON200627810059, 1610 COLORADO BLVD. #100 SANTA MONICA, CA 90404. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SAM & TIM, LLC, 17331 TRAMMONTO DR. SUITE 8, PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272 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/: SAM & TIM LLC, TIM SWAIN, PARTNER, TIM SWAIN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/22/2007. 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 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070384798 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BEVERLY HILLS TOWN CAR LIMOUSINE, CENTURY CITY LIMO, CENTURY CITY CAR SERVICE, S. CRESCENT HEIGHTS 501, LOS ANGELES, CA 90048. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BEN YEDDER LOTFI, S. CRESCENT HEIGHTS 501, LOS ANGELES, CA 90048 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/: BEN YEDDER LOTFI This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/22/2007. 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 2/26/2007, 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070448474 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as A LA MODE PHOTO, LA PREGNANCY, BIG BELLY, 1112 MONTANA AVE #831, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : HEATHER HART, 1226 FRANKLIN ST. #1, 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)1/1/2000. /s/: HEATHER HART This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 03/01/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070323748 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE KNOCH GROUP, 553 N. PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY #542, REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ANDREW RICHARD KNOCH, 533 N. PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY, REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on 06/06.. /s/: ANDREW KNOCH This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/14/2007. 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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070341403 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LAKE SHOE , 1101 MAPLE AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90015. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : AKHTAR KHALIFA, 21316 NORWALK BLVD. HAWAIIN GDS. 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/: AKHTAR KHALIFA 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070448472 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TRIUMVIRATUS, 23305 PARK MARIPOSA, CALABASAS, CA 91302. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CAROLINE SUNJUNG CHOI, 23305 PARK MARIPOSA, CALABASAS, CA 91302 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: CAROLINE SUNJUNG CHOI This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 3/1/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070425568 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Phlage AI#/ON 2960054, 2554 Lincoln Blvd #232, Venice, Ca 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Cityflage, Inc. 2554 Lincoln Blvd. #232, Venice, Ca 90291 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/: Cityflage, Inc. Carol Hoffstedt, President, Carol Hoffstedt This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/27/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070448470 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TEE FOR THREE, 821 COUER D ALENE AVE. VENICE, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LISA KIRK, 1003 WASHINGTON AVE. SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: LISA M. KIRK This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 3/1/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070510283 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TUTORSRUS247.INC, AI#/ON 2967694 2443 18TH ST. SANTA MONICA, CA 90405. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : TUTORSRUS247, INC. 2443 18TH ST. SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 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)2/20/2007. /s/: TUTORSRUS24I7,INC. H.S. GILL, PRESIDENT, H.S. GILL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 3/8/2007. 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

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listed herein.. /s/: RICARDO HUERTA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/22/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007

91803 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 FRAUSTO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/21/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 2007041741 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CAREONE CARPET CLEANING, LLC AI#/ON 200702010149, 811 S. INGLEWOOD AVE. INGLEWOOD, CA 90301. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CAMARENA & ASSOCIATES, LLC, 811 S. INGLEWOOD AVE. INGLEWOOD, CA 90301 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)1/1/2002. /s/: CAMARENA & ASSOCIATES, LLC, MANAGING MEMBER, RUDY CAMARENA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 02/26/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070364027 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as S & D CONSTRUCTION CO., 1231 W. 101 ST., L.A., CA 90044. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SILVIO D. DELGADO, 1231 W. 101 ST., L.A., CA 90044 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/: SILVIO DELGADO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/20/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070314181 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SIERRA DEL ORO TRADING CO., 1532 S. BENTLEY AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : TIM RICHARDS, 1532 S. BENTLEY AVE., 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/: TIM RICHARDS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/13/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070377629 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE BOOK PRINTING INC., 1450 WEST 228TH ST. #11, TORRANCE, CA 90501. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : THE BOOK PRINTING INC., 1450 WEST 228TH ST. #11, TORRANCE, CA 90501 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)2/21/2007. /s/: THE BOOK PRINTING INC.; KHAALID KHAN; PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/21/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070341312 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WEATHER CHALENGER HVAC, 2940 N. VERDUGO #223, GLENDALE, CA 91208. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SARMEN SARKISIAN, 2940 N. VERDUGO #223, GLENDALE, CA 91208; JOSEPH MAROOTIAN, 2359 MIRA VISTA #F, MONTROSE, CA 91020 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/: JOSEPH MAROOTIAN; SARMEN SARKISIAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/16/2007. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070323572 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PROSPER TEAM, 2008 KATHY WAY, TORRANCE, CA 90501. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BERNADETTE LEE, 2008 KATHY WAY, TORRANCE, CA 90501 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 LEE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/14/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070322913 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MELINA MEDINA DESIGN, 2204 FAIRFIELD ST., MONTEBELLO, CA 90640. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MELINA MEDINA, 2204 FAIRFIELD ST., MONTEBELLO, CA 90640 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/: MELINA MEDINA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/14/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070375866 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as L.A. MORE FOR LESS, 13523 FRANCISGUITO AVE., BALDWIN PARK, CA 91706. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VICTOR M. ALATORRE, 14065 REXWOOD, BALDWIN PARK, CA 91706; IRMA ALATORRE, 14065 REXWOOD, BALDWIN PARK, CA 91706 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/: VICTOR M. ALATORRE; IRMA ALATORRE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/21/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070387300 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as L.A. COURIER EXPRESS, 8147 DEVENIR AVE., DOWNEY, CA 90242. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARIO DE LA CRUZ, 8147 DEVENIR AVE., DOWNEY, CA 90242 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/: MARIO DE LA CRUZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/22/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070385588 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INCO PACKAGING, 1116 SO. ELDON AVE., HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RICARDO HUERTA, 1116 SO. ELDON AVE., HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070387345 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HOGGS N SOFTAILS MAGAZINE; HNS; HOGGS N SOFTAILS, 8655 BELFORD AVE. STE. C127, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90045. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ANGELA WHITE, 8655 BELFORD AVE. STE. C127, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90045 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/: ANGELA WHITE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/22/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070378032 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GRAPHX, 17800 COLIMA RD. APT #225, ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA 91748. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RAY FRAUSTO, 17800 COLIMA RD. APT #225, ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA 91748 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/: RAY FRAUSTO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/21/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070385800 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GOOD SISTER BAD, 20971 DIVONNE DR., WALNUT, CA 91789. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CYNTHIA A. WALL, 20971 DIVONNE DR., WALNUT, CA 91789 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/: CYNTHIA WALL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/22/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070378033 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GOLD RUSH AUTO SALES, 5157 N. BANNA AVE., COVINA, CA 91724. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DAVID NORIEGA, 5157 N. BANNA AVE., COVINA, CA 91724 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 NORIEGA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/21/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070378194 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FRAUSTO TRUCKING; CANTINEROS CAR CLUB SUR CALIFAS, 3349 N. EASTERN AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90031. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JESSE FRAUSTO, 2948 W. YSHORB ST., ALHAMBRA, CA

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070375865 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ETAAT'S ANTIQUES, 1541 WESTWOOD BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90024. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SHAHROKH ETAAT, 969 HILGARD AVE. #609, L.A., CA 90024 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/: SHAHROKH ETAAT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/21/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070342779 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DE LIRA LANDSCAPE; MARTIN DE LIRA LANDSCAPE, 2058 MOUNTAIN AVE., DUARTE, CA, 91010. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARTIN DE LIRA, 2058 MOUNTAIN AVE., DUARTE, CA, 91010 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/: MARTIN DE LIRA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/16/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070374909 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DAVID N DAVID INDUSTRIES, 7027 LANEWOOD AVE., HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90028. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DAVID GARCIA, 7027 LANEWOOD AVE., HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90028; DAVID BRASOV, 7027 LANEWOOD AVE., HOLLYWOOD, CA, 90028 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/: DAVID BRASOV; DAVID GARCIA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/21/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070364271 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as C2 INDUSTRIES, 11555 E. 216TH ST. #240, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90715. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SCOTT E. WILLIAMS, 11555 E. 216TH ST. #240, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90715 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/: SCOTT E. WILLIAMS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/20/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007

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FILE NO. 20070448471 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PENANI TRUCKING, 11170 AQUA VISTA ST. #107, STUDIO CITY, CA 91602. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : PETER WAMBA, 11170 AQUA VISTA ST. #107, STUDIO CITY, CA 91602 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/: PETER WAMBAA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 3/1/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070252840 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as R2 ELECTRIC, REYES GENERA ENGINEERING, R2 CONSTRUCTION, 3603 FARIS DR. LOS ANGELES, CA. 90034. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : REYES INDUSTRIES, INC. 3603 FARIS DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90034 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)12/30/2005. /s/: REYES INDUSTRIES, INC. JULIO C. REYES, PRESIDENT, JULIO C. REYES This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 02/05/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070315051 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AMERICAN TILE II, 1131 E. FLORENCE AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90001. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ESTHELA MIHAILOVIC, 1131 E. FLORENCE AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90001 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/: ESTHELA MIHAILOVIC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/13/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070364051 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RAINBOW ENTERTAINMENT, 4712 ADMIRALTY WY #745, MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MADELEINE RENEE, 12505 W. JEFFERSON BLVD. #304, 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/: MADELEINE RENEE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/20/2007. 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 3/5/2007, 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070510282 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SF ENGINEERING , 1800 BUTLER AVE #305 W. LOS ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SHAHRAM FARZAN, 1800 BUTLER AVE. #305, 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/: SHAHRAM FARZAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 3/8/2007. 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

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individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1/1/2006. /s/: DAVID RODRIGUEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/26/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070413689 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GROUND FORCE, TEAM GROUND FORCE CAR CLUB, 2920 N. COOLIDGE AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90039. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DANNY MORAN, 2920 N. COOLIDGE AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90039, MARIA C. MORAN, 2920 N. COOLIDGE AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90039 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/: DANNY MORAN, MARIA G. MORAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/26/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070510281 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CIRCA 2K ENTERTAINMENT AI#/ON A0513209, 1067 GAYLEY AVE. L.A. CA 90024. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : C2K ENTERTAINMENT, 1067 GAYLEY AVE. L.A. CA 90024 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)1/15/1994. /s/: C2K ENTERTAINMENT, ROD FINDLEY, VICE PRESIDENT, ROD FINFLEY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 03/08/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070510280 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TEAM WESTSIDE TRIATHLON, 114 6TH ST. SANTA MONICA, CA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CHRISTY BERGIN, 1114 6TH ST. #5, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 3/8/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070411645 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as KO ROCK DESIGNS, 12015 SLAUSON AVE, SUITE #G, SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 90670. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ABE G. MENDOZA, 344 PICKERING WAY, MONTEBELLO, CA 90640, JOSE A. JIMENEZ, 4813 IVY ST, PICO RIVERA, CA 90660 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/: ABE G. MENDOZA, JOSE JIMENEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/26/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070400185 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HULK CARPET DESIGN, 9332 E. FLORENCE AVE, UNIT H, DOWNEY, CA 90240. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ULISES CASTILLO, 10122 SAN MIGUEL AVE, SOUTH GATE, CA 90280, BLANCA E. MARTINEZ, 10122 SAN MIGUEL AVE, SOUTH GATE, CA 90280 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/: ULISES CASTILLO, BLANCA E. MARTINEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/23/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070436510 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Z ELECTRIC, 11860 LA SEINA DR, WHITTIER, CA 90604. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CARLOS O. ZAVALA, 11860 LA SEINA DR, WHITTIER, CA 90604 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 O. ZAVALA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/28/2007. 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. 20070438043 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EXECUTIVE BANKERS, BANKERS HOME LOANS, 618 S. HUMPHREYS AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90022. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ANTONIO AGUILAR, 618 S. HUMPHREYS AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90022, DANNY KIM (BROKER OF RECORD), 618 S. HUMPHREYS AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90022 This Business is being conducted by, an unincorporated association other than a partnership. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: ANTONIO AGUILAR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/28/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070410209 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THUNDER CATS MANAGEMENT, A KREATIVE 1 MAN, 9300 MAIE AVE, #231, LOS ANGELES, CA 90002. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : TALITHA JOHNSON, 9300 MAIE AVE, #231, LOS ANGELES, CA 90002 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)2/26/2007. /s/: TALITHA JOHNSON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/26/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070422904 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FRAUSTO TRUCKING, 3349 N. EASTERN AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90031. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JESSE FRAUSTO, 2948 W. SHORB ST, ALHAMBRA, CA 91803, BEATRIZ FRAUSTO, 2948 W. SHORB ST, ALHAMBRA, CA 91803 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/: JESSE FRAUSTO, BEATRIZ FRAUSTO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/27/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070423446 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CLAVADO, 7024 STAFFORD AV, HUNTINGTON PARK, CA 90255. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : EDUARDO ESTRADA, 7024 STAFFORD AV, HUNTINGTON PARK, CA 90255 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/: EDUARDO ESTRADA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/27/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070411717 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BENCHMARK FINANCIAL, BENCHMARK FINANCIAL GROUP, 3124 W. BEVERLY BLVD., MONTEBELLO, CA 90640. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DAVID IVAN RODRIGUEZ, 453 VIA NORTE, MONTEBELLO, CA 90640 This Business is being conducted by, an

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070410829 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AMERICAN FREEDOM FINANCIAL GROUP, 100 N. BRAND BLVD., SUITE 218, GLENDALE, CA 91203. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CYNTHIA D. BUNO, 625 MILFORD ST, GLENDALE, CA 91203, REYNALDO R. BUNO, 625 MILFORD ST., GLENDALE, CA 91203 This Business is being conducted by, husband and wife. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)2/1/2007. /s/: CYNTHIA D. BUNO, REYNALDO R. BUNO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/26/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070426391 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RADMAY ENTERTAINMENT, 5TH PLANET DESIGN, 6230 WILSHIRE BLVD., #803, LA, CA 90078. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RADMAY ENTERTAINMENT CORP, 6230 WILSHIRE BLVD., #803, LA, CA 90078 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/: RADMAY ENTERTAINMENT CORP, CEO/PRESIDENT, RAQUEL A. DIXON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/27/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070478767 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TSU-NA-MI SPRAY, 9957 LIGGETT ST. BELLFLOWER, CA 90706. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ELROY JITSU MATOBA, 9957 LIGGETT ST. BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 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)1/25/1995. /s/: ELROY J. MATOBA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 03/05/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070410830 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HERNANDEZ DAIRY, 10724 E. LOWER AZUSA ROAD, EL MONTE, CA 91731. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOSE LUIS HERNANDEZ, 322 S. WINTON AVE, LA PUENTE, CA 91744 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 LUIS HERNANDEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/26/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070424862 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GOURMET PIZZA & GRILL, AI #/ON C2959779, 8716 GARFIELD AVE, #101, SOUTH GATE, CA 90280. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : TUTTO'S INC, 8716 GARFIELD AVE, #101, SOUTH GATE, CA 90280 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/: TUTTO'S INC, PRESIDENT, JAMES KIM This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/27/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20070399099 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DJ DANNY ZAPP, ZAPP ENTERTAINMENT, DJ BLOOM, 154 SAVEGI, LA, CA 90042. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DANNY REYES, 154 SAVEGI, LA, CA 90042 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/: DANNY REYES This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 2/23/2007. 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 3/12/2007, 3/19/2007, 3/26/2007, 4/2/2007

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