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Volume 5 Issue 266

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ST. ANNE’S CHURCH — Elected officials Sunday joined with the faithbased community in launching a regional effort to address gang violence. Before a crowd of roughly 150 residents, City Council members said they will embark on a campaign with LA Voice to bring other municipalities together to save

youth. LA Voice is an interfaith community organization that is committed to working on public safety, homelessness/housing and access to health care for all. The announcement marks the first time that elected officials have publicly committed to a regional approach that would mirror efforts made to address homelessness. “Every day we walk around with a cloud over us, the cloud of gang vio-

lence,” said Councilman Richard Bloom. “I don’t believe any of us have all the answers … We must look inward to our community, our families, churches and synagogues and communicate with those who would take up arms … The faithbased community has always been there, but now we are all coming together, interacting together.” The announcement comes on the heels of a $246,000 grant from the

Senior spots spur screams BY NORA SORENA CASEY Special to the Daily Press

SAMOHI — There is a very big problem when roughly 3,500 people are trying to get to the exact same place at the exact same time and have only 40 parking spots between them. That problem is called parking at Santa Monica High School. Sept. 12 was for many the most important moment of their time at Samohi — the senior parking drawing. Forty lucky seniors were picked randomly out of a hat and given a space in the senior lot on campus. For those lucky few, life just got a lot easier. From the first day of ninth grade, when students finds themselves running to catch a loaded bus or sitting

TODAY IN HISTORY Today is the 261st day of 2006. There are 104 days left in the year. Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. 1793President declared its independ1810Chile ence from Spain. Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which 1850 allowed slaveowners to reclaim slaves who had escaped to other states. the first edition of The New York Times was published. actress Greta Garbo was born in Stockholm, Sweden.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY “Loneliness ... is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.”

Fabian Lewkowicz/Daily Press The fifth annual Taste of Santa Monica offered partons a variety of culinary delights from local merchants and restuarants at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday. Check out more photos from the event on page 13.

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U.S. Department of Justice to fund a gang intervention program called Night Bridges at Virginia Avenue Park. The grant will go towards expanding activities at the park, extending current evening hours from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. three nights a week while providing life skills training and parenting classes to help mothers and fathers identify

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★ Understand what your limits are and what must be done. Sometimes you are not as sure of yourself as you would like to be. A brave front actually might work, convincing you that you are more in control. Tonight: Don't count on making this an early night.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS Rockin’ good time at the pier By Daily Press staff

There will be dancing, singing and environmental education under the stars as the Santa Monica Drive-in at the pier continues on Tuesdays in September. On Sept. 19, Paramount Home Entertainment presents the well-loved musical “Grease” with special appearances by cast members, a sing-a-long, and a pre-show performance by Sha Na Na. The “Grease” screening marks the release of the commemorative Rockin’ Rydell edition of the DVD, featuring a Rydell Sing-Along, enabling fans to rock right along with their favorite “Grease” songs. Costumes are encouraged. An evening of education and action starts at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26, when producer Scott Burns is scheduled to attend the screening of the global warming wake-up call “An Inconvenient Truth.” Burns and several climate experts will host a pre-show discussion about the film and its implications, while many local environmental groups will be on hand to explain how to reduce citizens’ environmental impact. All movies take place in the Santa Monica Pier west parking deck on an outdoor screen. Admission is free but tickets are required and are available at the Santa Monica Visitors Centers at 1920 Main St., the kiosk at 1400 Ocean Ave., and the cart on the Third Street Promenade. Tickets also are available at Vidiots at the corner of Pico Boulevard and Fourth Street, and at the KIIS Beach Shack every Saturday and Sunday on the Santa Monica Pier. For “An Inconvenient Truth,” tickets also will be available at Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Check www.santamonicapier.org for more information or call (310) 458-8900. As Santa Monica’s car-less Drive-in, you don’t need an automobile to enjoy the events. Just bring a jacket or blanket to keep warm after sunset. Moviegoers don’t even need to worry about lugging the lawn chairs — folding chairs are available to rent for $5.

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Who’s the victim here? Editor:

I wrote a letter to the editor a couple of weeks ago (SMDP, Aug. 30, page 4) regarding being accosted and assaulted at the CVS/Sav-on at 1411 Lincoln Blvd. I am surprised at the responses my letter has garnered. I feel a moral and civic obligation to inform the public of what has happened since this incident. First of all, the DA’s office chose not to file felony charges against my assaulter. Although the detective requested felony charges, the DA’s office felt this assault did not warrant felony charges. The case was referred to the city attorney’s office as a misdemeanor charge. The guy chose to plea bargain which denied me a chance to tell my side of the story in court. I have been in contact with the regional manager of the CVS/Sav-on chain. The manager asked me to go by the store and introduce myself to Enoch who is the new manager. Imagine my disappointment when I went to meet him and was confronted by a homeless couple begging at the front entrance. Enoch assured me he was going to be on top of this situation. I told him about my letter to SMDP as well as the letter from the landlord who expressed his views. He asked if I had copies of the articles. I promised to return with copies. I personally don’t think CVS/Sav-on is taking this as serious as they should. A registered letter to the CEO of CVS went unanswered. I received a letter from Betty Haviland, the deputy city attorney, advising me that the guy had plea bargained and was granted probation for his attack on myself and the terrorizing of my grandchildren. There was an attached form which was signed by Judge Kaminsstating that the guy has a “Stay Away” order which is in effective until Aug. 28, 2008. Feeling suddenly empowered with my recently-purchased pepper spray and my copy of the “Stay Away,” I went to the CVS/Sav-on store on Friday, Aug. 7 with copies of the Daily Press as well. All my bravado was quickly lost when whom did I encounter as I entered the parking lot but the bad guy. He was on a bicycle and entering the CVS/Sav-on lot from Lincoln Boulevard as I entered from the alley. What are the chances of him being there at precisely the same time I was there? As I stopped and looked at him, mouth agape in amazement, he pedaled furiously to exit the lot. I called the SMPD from my cell with my newlyprogramed phone number. I was talking to them just as, coincidentally, a Santa Monica police officer pulled up on her bicycle. I hung up with the dispatch and started telling officer Gallant the story. I was so happy of her presence and began to think the wheels of justice, though they turn slowly, actually might work. What a rude disappointment I was in for when after looking at the paper work and hearing my story officer Gallant asked me what was I doing there. Excuse me? I thought I was the victim here — don’t I have a right now to go to CVS/Sav-on or did I lose that right when I was assaulted by the bad guy? One thing officer Gallant did do was to suggest that I call the detective handling my case and see if I could get a picture of the bad guy and give it to the management of CVS/Sav-on so they would be able to identify this guy. She said that because he was no longer on the premises there was nothing she could do. Poof ... other sail of hope depleted. I sat in my car and called the detective handling my case, Haviland in the city attorney’s office and Capt. Jacqueline Seabrooks with the SMPD. I hoped someone could tell me what my options were now since, obviously, the bad guy could care less about his “Stay Away” order from the judge. That was last Friday morning. To date I have not heard from either of these individuals. As a citizen I feel thoroughly helpless as to what one does in a situation like this. Are rights only for the bad guys? What did I do to lose my rights to feel safe and protected and free from attack by a deranged person, who has no regards for anyone much less a court order? Wake up Santa Monica. We have a problem. Melrose L. Sprague Santa Monica See LETTERS, page 5

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Democrats, developers and hip-hop names MY WRITE BY BILL BAUER

Holy jumping donkeys, the uber-liberal Santa Monica Democratic Club endorsed Kevin McKeown and Gleam Davis for City Council. They passed on Pam O’Connor, a threeterm incumbent and newcomer, Terry O’Day, who currently sits on the Planning Commission. The Santa Monica Daily Press reported (Sept. 12, page 1) that O’Connor may have been perceived by club members as being “inaccessible” while the youthful O’Day may have “suffered from a perceived lack of experience.” Surfsantamonica.com quoted Julie Lopez Dad, of the club’s executive committee, as saying, “Members perceived them to be softer on commercial development than the other candidates,” which may be closer to the real reason they didn’t get endorsed. A similar movement against O’Connor at the Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights annual congress in August ago didn’t materialize. O’Connor, Davis and McKeown received endorsements. O’Day didn’t seek SMRR’s blessing. The Young Democrats endorsed O’Day and O’Connor and Bob Holbrook, another incumbent and current mayor. However, the Santa Monica Democratic Club, also known as “little SMRR,” has the most partisan clout of all the Democrat organizations. The Planning Commission just last week debated planning staff recommendations for the downzoning of many multi-family residential zones of the city ahead of fears that a proposed statewide ballot measure, Prop. 90, could derail future zoning restrictions City Hall may undertake if approved by voters (SMDP, Sept. 4, page 4). During that meeting, Commissioner O’Day differed with fellow commissioners by arguing that the community has not reached an agreement on a basic philosophical direction that would shape future city development. According to published reports, O’Day urged the commission to take no action on the staff proposal “because it does not reflect the consensus in the community, and there is not as much urgency as there is perceived to be.” But he still voted for the motion sending it to the City Council, which is now reviewing the proposal. While I disagree with O’Day’s assessment, his roll here is crucial because of his reputation for being “soft on commercial development” — overdevelopment being one of the hot-button campaign issues. The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce endorsed O’Day and Holbrook. Business interests have promised to spend lavishly to unseat McKeown and ensure that

their men get seats on the dais. Political observers say that a more business and development friendly City Council is the primary goal of business interests. In the meantime, slow-growthers and nogrowthers are watching the situation closely and looking for any reason to tar businessbacked candidates with a pro-development brush. It appears that “soft on overdevelopment” is replacing “greedy landlords” as a war cry in this election.

I’m bummed out. So far it’s been a dull election season. No feuds or name calling. Despite high stakes, Santa Monica’s elections have always been amazingly civil. There are few lawn signs. In the last election, virtually every patch of grass sprouted a poster for Bobby Shriver. This year, to liven up a dull election, I suggest candidates come up with “hip-hop” monikers or catch names like Britney Spear’s husband, Kevin Federline also known as “KFed,” MTV’s “Xzibit” or “X” who’s really Alvin Nathaniel Joiner or Curtis Jackson, AKA “50 Cent.” Most obvious would be Kevin McKeown. From now on he’s “K-Mac” or “MC3” (Going for three terms.) Bob Holbrook is “H50” (for five terms). Terry O’Day is just plain “Terry-O.” Gleam Davis would be fabulous as “GleamBeam” or “Sparkle.” Pam O’Connor? “Pam-Oh-say-can-you-see” or “Metro Pam” for short. Jonathan Mann is obviously “John the Man.” Mark McLellan would become “MacL.” Terence Later would become “LaterGator.” Jenna Linnekens would go as “JennaLenna.” Lastly, Linda Armstrong would be “The Arm.” Running for Rent Control Board are Zelia Mollica or “Zee-Mo” in hip circles. Robert Kronovet would make a great “Robbie K” or “K-Vet” and Jennifer Kennedy is a perfect “Kenifer.” Can you imagine lawn signs and mailers for the hippest school board candidates around? Check out Oscar de la Torre — “OT” or “Oscar Dee.” Shane McCloud, “The Cloud” or “Shane the Main.” Kelly Pye is “Pye-Fi” or “K-Pie.” Barry Snell is just ole’ “BS,” while Emily Bloomfield sounds better as “E-Bloomer.” The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees has Tom Donner as “Touchdown” or “Cannibal” (after the Donner party that was stranded in the high Sierras during a 1846/1847 blizzards). Louise Jaffe? “Lo-J,” of course. Nancy Greenstein is “Boss Green” and David Finkle should adopt “FinkleTinkle-Winkle” or “FTW” for short. Sweet.

(“B to the B” can be hooked up at mr.bilbau@gmail.com. Stop the hatin’ and peace out, yuh’all.)

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Re: The letter to the editor ‘Panhandler turns violent,’ (SMDP, Aug. 30, page 4). I am a native Santa Monican of 48 years and my heart goes out to the grandmother assaulted by a panhandler in front of her grandchildren. I hate hearing about these incidents and I hate being approached for money, but this is really nothing new. There have been homeless and beggars and intimidation and violence since there have been people, and Santa Monica is no exception. And like many people, she told her horror story but offered no solutions to the problem. She also lumped together two groups of people — the homeless and criminals. Good and honest people have dealt with tragedy as best they can forever, and most do not resort to violence. There are still several hundred thousand left homeless and some 17,000 are children. Santa Monica has always had a large homeless population, and as I have nearly joined their ranks more than once, I have a few observations and maybe a suggestion or two to share. First, how does one “politely” ignore someone else? How do you feel when you ask someone for help and you are not even acknowledged? Sometimes I get mad and raise my voice. Clearly, the panhandler behaved inappropriately, but my experience has been much better since I started saying “sorry” or “nothing to spare,” and looking like I mean it. Some people will always try harder — like the car salesman who yelled at me and chased me down the street when I stood my ground and wouldn’t add another $53.81 to the sales price. He ended up selling me the car for the amount I offered and then offered me a job. I said no way in hell. Dealing with difficult people is an unfortunate part of life and calling the police is always an option and a right. As to the merchant’s responsibilities, yes, he should have called the police if you asked, but if he didn’t see anything, what more could he have done? How much responsibility can we demand of others for our welfare? If business owners are held liable for everything, how many could afford to operate? How many more petulant lawsuits will clog our courts and overcrowd our prisons? We all have to look out for ourselves, and do what we can, so I hope you’ll be a good samaritan the next time you witness something, like the other customer who tried to help you. As for the police response, if the clerk was right about police not responding to merchant’s calls, we have a much bigger problem. In my experience, however, our police are as prompt as possible and as helpful and courteous as safety and the law allows. Which brings me to “your assailant’s” rights. Until you identified him, the police could only consider him a suspect. How would you feel in the face of an angry, innocent person if the officers had the wrong guy? What if you were detained and handcuffed on the street for someone else’s crime? It also seems to me that it shouldn’t be a victim’s choice, especially in the excitement of the moment, as to whether someone is mentally evaluated or charged. If charges are filed, an evaluation should be done automatically. And given our system of justice, yes, you have to go to court. That’s democracy. Our option as citizens is to keep our mouths open and tell our elected officials — our civil servants — how we want our world to be. And yes, it’s all a big fat pain and we all won’t have our own way, but it’s the system we have and it’s part of why so many people still think the United States is a better place to come live. As to the homeless and Santa Monica’s changing demographics, after McDonald-Douglas closed their plant in the late ’70s, we lost a lot of blue collar jobs. Lower- and middle-class people have died or moved away, while more and more yuppies, white collars and entertainment folks have moved in. Main Street, Montana, the mall — I mean Promenade — and the pier have gone through multiple and continuous “improvements.” The south side of town is gentrifying with rents and property values continuing to inflate to obscene heights, so more and more affordable housing is gone forever. Imagine how the homeless feel watching the gap between “them” and “us” grow to an uncrossable chasm. I’ll bet your assailant doesn’t have a cell phone, or a car, let alone a camera to have photos to pick up. They are depressed, angry, desperate and often hopeless people. They need help, not handouts. Yet some still smile and seem happy just to be alive. I once stood transfixed and listened while a woman beautifully sang “Love Boat” while she folded and re-folded her clothes in a downtown parking structure restroom. She didn’t ask me for anything and freely shared her angelic voice. A few years ago, Santa Monica made it illegal to pull bottles and cans out of our trash at the curb, and Los Angeles made it illegal to roll a shopping cart up to the few remaining neighborhood recycling centers. Many homeless people who refuse charity lost the only source of daily income they had. Now, I don’t like people going through my bins on collection day, but what are they left to do but hang out and beg? Most employers prefer employees to be bathed and dress appropriately, but if you don’t even have a phone or address, how can you be called in to work? How about something like: Pay them to pick up trash? Maybe assign certain people to certain businesses and let them sweep up. If I saw someone regularly, with some kind of ID badge or vest or something so I know they’re homeless but working — and if they weren’t allowed to ask for money — I’d feel pretty OK about tipping them for service to our community. And there’d be more sets of eyes around to help us all stay safer from actual criminals, vandals and whatnot. Certainly not all homeless people would be able or willing, but it might help some climb up out of our gutters and alleys. Every day more and more people become homeless, crushed by the wheels of our supposedly burgeoning economy. They aren’t going away and there will always be people who can’t or won’t function in the society we’ve allowed to develop. We can’t ignore them. We can’t kill them and make Soylent Green. We can’t keep dumping them on Skid Rows or ship them off to an island somewhere. We have to come up with real solutions and support people who can come up with good ideas. I don’t know what to do except vote for stuff and throw what money I can at the problem. But we all have to live here together on one planet, and these people are not “the” homeless, they are “our” homeless. Any one of us could become one of them in an instant. 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bartender ever since. But now, after years of putting in 80 hour work weeks, Sorady is leaving Big Dean’s. “The entire patronage of Big Dean’s is in shock,” a regular of the bar wrote via e-mail. “Sorady is the big man behind the bar wearing a baseball cap, always cracking a joke, talking sports or giving hardy laughs and smiles. He will be missed.” While locals will miss the man who has served as their happy-hour friend and storyteller for so many years, Sorady hopes the time off will allow him to spend more time with his wife and two children. In his first week away from a long-standing job, Sorady sat down with the Daily Press to reflect on his time at Big Dean’s, Santa Monica’s local beach culture and even his favorite beer.

How did you first become involved in the restaurant business? “I’ve been doing it my whole life, working for either beer wholesale companies or what have you. I bartended my way through college. I just kind of fell into the industry. I really enjoyed what I was doing and I was pretty good at it, so I just kept rolling along.” What initially drew you to Big Dean’s? “I started at Big Dean’s in October of 1992 after an array of odd jobs. I actually met Jim, who’s the owner of Big Dean’s, while he and I were both trying to buy Big Dean’s at the same time. And when it was sold to Jim, I introduced myself and he hired me 10 months later. And boom, there it was. I was there from 1992 to September 2006.” What is the vibe at Big Dean’s? “It’s very California. Fast-paced in the business sense, but laid back in the atmosphere. People often say they love the vibe and the feeling of the place. It feels like a friendly place, and it really is.” How did you start out as a bartender? “I was 18 years old when I was in college and I was in a bar and won a beer-chugging contest. The owner came up to me and knew I was in a fraternity, so he told me he would train me to be a bartender. I’ve been doing it pretty much ever since.” Do you have lots of regulars who come in? “Many regulars and many friends, as well as what will hopefully become lifelong acquaintances. I’ve been very fortunate to have met the people of Santa Monica. I know probably 300 people by name just from them coming in. I was pretty much at the bar six days a week for 14 years, so I met lots of people.” Who are some of the local characters who frequent the bar? “The Baroness Ebba Rosenblad. She’s a wonderful elderly lady who competes in all the Senior Olympics. She has a lot of gold medals. There’s Skateboard Momma, Liz, and she is 81 now. Everybody on the whole beach knows Liz. She’s just a wonderful person. She likes to come in and spread her cheer while having a couple of beers. She’ll just roller-skate in or skateboard in about every day. We have a lot of the hippie/skateboard/surfer guys come in, as well as a lot of artists in town. They’re wonderful guys to have in there. You have different groups. We get all the volleyball players that come in. Everybody gets a nickname somewhere down the line, too. There’s a real good core of regulars in there. So it’s an enjoyable experience when you get to know people so well and have a beer and learn their quirks. And they know mine, too.”

And what would your quirks be? “I plead the fifth.” Do celebrities ever come to Big Dean’s? “What happens at Big Dean’s stays at Big Dean’s.” What sports teams do you root for at the bar? “I like New York teams. Yankees, Giants. The bar welcomes everybody’s fans. Red Sox fans, even. We all hang out and have a good time.” How is a sense of humor important to your job? “I’m not a tremendously good joke-teller. I tell more stories than anything else. I tell stories about past instances and silly things that have happened at the bar. I’ve been urged by many to write them all down, but I haven’t gotten to it yet.” Are there any legendary stories you tell? “It’s more that when the conversation is flowing at the bar and one of the regulars will mention something and others chime in, you just tell a funny story about a situation. Even if you have to embellish a little bit. That’s part of the whole secret to telling a good story.” Do you consider yourself a good storyteller? “Yes, because I can embellish with the best of them.” How difficult has it been to put in 80 hours of work a week for 14 years? “It’s been hard. Fortunately, my wife, Ada, has always been very understanding and supportive of me. But I did sneak my days off to go to my daughter’s plays or to watch an important baseball game. Bartending isn’t too corporate — it’s not as restricting as some other jobs may have been.” What was a typical workday like for you? “Do all the meat and produce shopping for the bar. Frozen foods, whatever we need, I’ll get it. I go in and take care of my paperwork. Usually, Joe would have the bar set up before I’d even go in. Joe is a bartender/waiter who’s been there for 12 years. Great guy. He would always show up early just so I wouldn’t have to get in there and do all the sweeping and mopping. We’re a pretty clean place, we pay close attention to the cleanliness of the bar. Then I’d run home, take a shower. Ride my bike back or walk back to work. I live on Sixth and California, so it’s an easy commute. Then it’s just down to business. You have your lunch crowd and then the afternoon just rolls along and people start coming in after work for happy hour.” Are the employees at the bar close? “Yes, we’re very close. It’s a very tight-knit group. There are six guys who have been there for a couple of years and you develop relationships with the employees because you’re in the same trenches with them day after day. You can’t help but get pretty close.” What do you believe the role of a bartender is? “I get a little bit of everything. Somebody I don’t know wouldn’t just come in and tell me all their problems because I’d say, ‘Hey, that’s really great,’ and walk away. If a friend had a problem or a situation, then it’s more like a friend just talking to me while I’m at work. I wouldn’t consider myself a therapist. I would say I’ve established a trust with many of my patrons though.” What is the best and worst part about being a bartender? “The best thing is getting to meet so many wonderful people. The worst thing is probably being there so much that you tend to miss out on family events or even some-

thing as small as a local barbecue.”

Have you ever had to kick anyone out of the bar? “There’s always somebody that’s had too many. You just try to make sure that somebody isn’t driving so that they can get home safe or that they live in the immediate area. I don’t say ‘Three beers and you’re done,’ and I don’t say ‘10 beers and you’re done.’ Some people can drink more and some less. I’ve seen people drink 10, 15 beers and you wouldn’t even know they’d been drinking. It depends on the tolerance level. So you just play it by ear.” Have couples ever formed out of the bar? “We’ve had a couple of marriages out of Big Dean’s. It’s kind of neat. You’ll have some guys who bring their date to Big Dean’s and say ‘If she can’t hang here, then I don’t wanna date her.’ It can be a barometer.” What is it like at Big Dean’s on a typical night? “There is no such thing as a typical night. Every night is different. Sometimes you meet crazy, nutty people and other times you just sit there and watch TV and don’t notice anything special about the place. You have to be there to experience it and you never know when it’s gonna hit. You just have to be prepared to have some fun.” What’s your favorite meal off the menu at Big Dean’s? “Big Dean’s is a beach cafe. It’s burgers, fries, fish and chips, grilled chicken. The good stuff. The cheeseburger is fantastic. I went to college in Buffalo and I stole the Buffalo wing recipe from the bar I was working at, so the wings are pretty great, too.” What’s your favorite beer? “I’m a Bud Light man. That’s the most popular brew we serve.” Where do you go for drinks when you’re not at Big Dean’s? “I like to go to O’Brien’s on Main Street. Chez Jay’s, which is right up the hill. And for a couple of beers you can stop right in Bruno’s as well, which is a great little Italian place right across from Chez Jay’s. They’re all within walking distance, too.” What makes Big Dean’s different from other Santa Monica watering holes? “The people that work at Big Dean’s and go there have all found each other. Everybody just wants a nice, local bar with a casual atmosphere. In my estimation, Santa Monica’s got a huge problem with homeless people so we keep them out of the place. If you’re in there enjoying a meal or a beverage, you don’t have to be harassed by anyone. There are other places that aren’t so diligent in keeping the homeless out. We have an open-air patio, so it’s an important consideration.” How do you create an atmosphere that’s conducive to both adults and families? “My daughter was born three months after I started at Big Dean’s, so I’ve always just tried to remind myself that this is the kind of place I’d want my daughter to be able to come in. There’s a big sign on the patio that reads ‘Children Welcome.’ You know, later at night, it gets crazier and more adulty. But if there are children around, I’ll cut shenanigans down. I just try to keep up the family atmosphere as best I can.” How old are your kids? “My daughter, Stephanie, is 13 years old now and I have a 2-year-old named Tommy. It’ s great. I love it.” What do you plan to do now that you’ve left Big Dean’s?

“I’ve been done for one week now. Mainly, I’ve just been hanging out with my son during the day. I’m being Mr. Mom to Stephanie for a while, too. Just being there for them. Kind of cool for me, too, to have the one-on-one time with my kids. Everyone at Big Dean’s knew Stephanie. I loved bringing her down there. I’m trying to make her barsavvy as she gets older, too. I just need about a month off and get my head right and then I’ll get back into the game somewhere new.”

What are you most excited to do with your free time? “I’ve never taken Stephanie camping, so I’m planning on mounting a camping trip with her. We live in such a great area. I’d love to go to the national parks and the Grand Canyon. I’ve missed all that stuff. But I don’t think it’s too late.” What is your most favorite and least favorite thing about Santa Monica? “I love that it has an East Coast feel. I live so close that I can walk to the Promenade or up Montana. My wife and daughter love to go shopping together. I like that feel. And of course, I love the weather. Overall, I’d say Santa Monica is a pretty friendly place. My least favorite thing is the homeless situation. It needs to be addressed. Walking home at night I see tons of homeless and it makes me feel terrible. If it wasn’t for so many homeless, I think Santa Monica would be more like Manhattan Beach which has all the benefits of the beach community with beautiful weather and a laid-back community but not nearly the homeless problem.” What is your perspective on the beach community? “If I could live on the beach, I would. It’s got a good feel to it. Everybody down there is laid back. I know a guy, Tom Lopez, who works for a computer company down near the beach and he just loves kicking it on the sand, sucking some suds back. We get all types of people out here, and that’s why I love it.” So you don’t think there is a certain type of person who lives in Santa Monica? “No. People come from all walks of life. You can be sitting at Big Dean’s next to Skateboard Momma and you can be a 21year-old kid whose riding a skateboard and break out into a great conversation. Same with the picnic tables on the beach. People become friends and relationships develop. Everyone here is so friendly.” Have you noticed any changes on the shore since you started working at Big Dean’s 14 years ago? “Santa Monica has always been trying to upgrade the pier itself. They re-paved it and that was pretty neat. They put some great lights down the boardwalk. They are always trying to improve the beach area. The beach is the beach, though. When it gets hot inland and in the valley people run to the beach like crazy. It’s nice to have that. We have a nice mix of regulars and others looking to escape the heat or on vacation. It’s a great vacation destination.” Do you think you will still visit Big Dean’s?’ “Yeah, definitely. Big Dean’s has become such a big part of my life, I can’t imagine things without my family there. I had a great, great run at Big Dean’s. I recommend it to anybody who’s looking for a neat little local joint. There are only a couple of them left in Santa Monica. It’s great to go out and have a couple of beers and be able to ride your bike there or rollerskate there if you’re in the area. So to Jeff — Dr. Wolff — Mary-Francis, Joe, Bill and B-Rad and Miguel — the main man in the kitchen — thanks.”


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Drivers must switch to hands free By The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — Drivers in California will need an ear piece or speaker to use their cell phones in the car under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Motorists could face fines of up to $50 if they violate the law, which makes it an infraction to hold a cell phone while driving. It takes effect July 1, 2008, and is similar to laws in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Washington D.C.

A first offense will be punishable by a $20 fine, while subsequent violations will carry $50 fines. Calls made to emergency-service providers are exempt. “The simple fact is, it’s dangerous to talk on your cell phone while driving,” Schwarzenegger said during a bill-signing ceremony at an Oakland hotel, citing highway accident figures. “So getting people’s hands off their phones and onto their steering wheels is going to make a big difference in road safety.”

Cell-phone use is the top cause of accidents triggered by distracted drivers, according to California Highway Patrol statistics dating to 2001. A Harvard University study released in 2002 estimated that about 5 percent of U.S. traffic accidents are caused by a driver talking on a cell phone. The bill’s author, state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, said prohibiting people from holding cell phones while driving would not eliminate all the distractions caused by

motorists talking on phones. Drivers could use speaker phones or phones equipped with ear pieces under his legislation. But he said the new law would allow drivers to “have both hands free to control the vehicle during those split seconds that make the difference between life and death.” The law will not prohibit drivers of emergency vehicles from using hand-held phones. It also will allow drivers of commercial vehicles to continue using push-to-talk phones until July 1, 2011.

California defends rules on auto emissions of greenhouse gases SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer

FRESNO, Calif. — California should be permitted to enact the world’s toughest vehicle-emission standards as part of its effort to combat global warming, a state attorney told a federal judge Friday. “Congress wanted California to be an innovator,” California Deputy Attorney General Mark Melnick argued in U.S. District Court in defense of regulations seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. At issue are tailpipe emission standards for greenhouse gases approved in 2004 by the California Air Resources Board. The rules are designed to cut polluting exhaust from cars and light trucks by 25 percent and from sport utility vehicles by 18 percent. A coalition of automakers is challenging the rules as a de-facto mandate on fueleconomy standards, which can be set only by the federal government. “The so-called carbon dioxide, greenhouse gas emissions standards, or whatever label California puts on its standards, are in fact fuel-economy standards,” said Andrew Clubok, an attorney representing the lawsuit’s main plaintiff, Central Valley ChryslerJeep Inc. “The only way to reduce carbon dioxide is to increase fuel economy.” Some European countries and Japan already have higher fuel-efficiency standards than the United States. But automakers say those stricter benchmarks can be met because drivers in those countries have smaller cars with manual transmissions, both of which use less gas. They said the technology does not yet

exist or cannot be applied practically to the larger vehicles generally used in the U.S. In addition, Clubok argued that the California regulation would “massively” increase the cost of vehicles, eliminate some types of trucks used by farmers, lead to more highway fatalities and cause more air pollution. He said drivers of fuel-efficient cars often drive more, spewing other nonregulated pollutants into the air. A decision in the case could have national implications. Ten other states have adopted the stricter California standard, which caps greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles beginning in 2009. The state attorney general’s office has urged U.S. District Judge Anthony Ishii to rule immediately, while automakers want to proceed to a trial that is scheduled to start Jan. 30. Ishii took more than two hours of arguments Friday and said he would consider the state’s motion. California’s attempt to limit tailpipe emissions is a key component of a broader state effort to reduce its emissions of gases that contribute to global warming. The state wants to cut the amount of such gases to 1990 levels by 2020. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to sign a bill later this month that would take another key step toward that goal. That legislation would force factories, power plants and refineries to cut their emissions of greenhouse gases, a move opposed by many business groups. The projected reduction in vehicle emissions accounts for about one-third of the state’s strategy, said Linda Adams, secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency. If the court rejects the state’s tailpipe emissions, the factory reg-

ulations might need to be delayed by the governor, she said during negotiations last month on the bill. California has special authority under the Clean Air Act to set its own vehicle pollution standards because it began regulating air pollution before the federal government did. It must get a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency before setting new requirements and has an application pending with the agency. Other states can adopt either the federal standards or California’s rules. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington have adopted the California emission requirements that are now being challenged. During Friday’s hearing, attorneys for the state countered the arguments by automakers linking tailpipe emissions with fuel standards. They said California’s rules simply restrict greenhouse gas emissions, a goal that can be achieved through new technology or the use of alternative fuels. Attorneys for Chrysler-Jeep and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers argued that California is prohibited from enacting its emission standards under the federal Energy Policy and Conservation Act. That 1975 law gives the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the exclusive ability to set national gas mileage rules. The automakers contend California is trying to do that on its own through the regulations on tailpipe emissions. In March, the agency concluded that new national gas mileage rules for light trucks

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San Diego’s backlash to medical marijuana laws BY ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer

SAN DIEGO — This seaside city was a bystander as liberal strongholds like San Francisco and Santa Cruz created identification cards for sick patients who use marijuana and wrote regulations to permit storefront pot dispensaries. Now, 10 years after Californians voted to decriminalize marijuana for medical purposes, conservative San Diego County is leading a backlash against the groundbreaking law. The county is challenging California’s medical marijuana law in state court, saying it should not be required to comply with a state law directing counties to issue ID cards to users. At the same time, local police, working with federal agents, have shuttered all of the nearly 30 marijuana dispensaries in the county. San Diego’s legal showdown pits state laws that permit marijuana use for medical reasons against federal laws that prohibit the drug. At stake: California’s decade-old law and the industry it spawned, with potentially far-reaching consequences for other states. “This is the first time that a county has said that the state is forcing them to do something they don’t want to do,” said Anjuli Verma, director of advocacy for the Drug Law Reform Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. “If they prevail, it will set a precedent that basically means medical marijuana laws are over.” Since California’s Compassionate Use Act was passed in 1996, 10 other states — Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington — have passed laws protecting qualified patients from prosecution. Voters in South Dakota decide a medical marijuana ballot measure in November. California’s law allows people suffering AIDS, cancer, anorexia, chronic pain, arthritis and migraine and “any other illness for

which marijuana provides relief ” to grow or possess small amounts of marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation. In 2003, the California Legislature amended the 1996 bill to direct county health departments to issue ID cards to medical marijuana users. Counties, which did not receive money to fulfill the requirement, have been slow to issue ID cards, but San Diego was the first to refuse on legal grounds. Under threat of a lawsuit from the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the county struck first and sued the organization — and the state. “We’re trying to get the court to tell the state they’ve gone too far in telling the counties to do something that facilitates the ability of a person to break federal law,” said John Sansone, San Diego’s county counsel. The state attorney general contends in court filings that California is entitled to pass its own state drug laws and legislate programs relating to the use of medical marijuana. Two other California counties, San Bernardino and Merced, have joined as plaintiffs in the case, which is scheduled to be heard in November in San Diego Superior Court. San Diego’s board of supervisors entered the legal fray shortly after dispensaries with names like Legal Ease, Holistic Healers and Chronic Care Co-op began popping up in coastal enclaves, thanks to the 2003 law, which created a legal framework for the dispensaries. California has an estimated 200 storefronts that serve about 200,000 people, according to Americans for Safe Access, a group that advocates medical marijuana laws. San Francisco, Berkeley and Los Angeles have passed guidelines regulating the shops. San Diego prosecutors say neighbors See MARIJUANA, page 11


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

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

Civic Center parking structure Construction continues on a new 900-space Civic Center public parking structure, located on Fourth Street next to the Public Safety Facility. Construction will require the closure of the Fourth Street sidewalk. Lanes on southbound and northbound Fourth Street are subject to closure while work is occurring. There will be traffic control on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There also may be delays entering the Civic Center parking lot from Fourth Street entrance. Use the Main Street entrance.

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.

Emergency Southern California Edison Vault Repair Southern California Edison has completed its repair and replacement of high-voltage underground cables in the downtown area and is finishing final construction work. On Monday, Sept. 11 through Saturday, Sept. 16, the bus lane on Santa Monica Boulevard and one lane on Broadway are subject to closure from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accommodate work crews and equipment. The Second Court alley will be closed completely from Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 17 for the restoration of the alley. The westerly bus lane on Broadway will be closed from Wednesday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 17. Updates and changes will be posted as improvements continue.

Fire serve installation The Santa Monica Water Resources Division is in the process of construction work on Main Street, between Pico Boulevard and Bay Street. Work conducted is for the purpose of supplying water for fire protection to the 150 Pico Blvd. property that is located at the southwest corner of Main Street and Pico Boulevard.

Gas main installation The Gas Company will install a new two inch gas main on the east side of 23rd Street from Carlyle to Georgina avenues. Detours and lane closures may occur, and will be posted at various sites during construction. Work hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Storm Drain Repair Installation of a low-flow diversion unit on Ashland Avenue, between Main Street and Neilson Way. There will be detour signs posted around the work area.

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.

New water main installation Installation of new water main complete with service connections at 17th Street between Pico Boulevard and the 10 Freeway. Detours and lane closures may occur, and will be posted at various sites during construction.

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Water fluoridation system project Installation of a fluoridation system at 19th Street at San Vicente Boulevard. Street closures will occur on 19th Street and on San Vicente, traffic will narrow to one lane in each direction.

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(310) 458-7737 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT FOR 2005 PROGRAM YEAR Notice is hereby given that the City of Santa Monica has developed the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2005 Program Year. The CAPER is submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a status report on how the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME grant funded projects and activities are meeting the City’s overall housing and community development needs as specified in the Consolidated Plan (FY 2005-10) adopted by City Council and submitted to HUD in June 2005. The City is seeking community comments on this report. Copies of the CAPER are now available to the public for a 15-day community review period ending September 29, 2006. Copies are available at City Hall (Room 212) and on the web at smgov.net, or you may contact the Human Services Division, 1685 Main Street, Room 212, Santa Monica, CA 90401, telephone (310) 458-8701; TDD (310) 458-8696. Please send your written comments to Gigi Decavalles-Hughes at the above address by September 29, 2006.

Silicon Valley taps sun, emerges as a solar technology leader BY TERENCE CHEA Associated Press Writer

SAN JOSE, Calif. — As demand for clean energy rises around the world, the nation’s high tech hub is finding new ways to squeeze money from silicon. Silicon Valley, named for the material used to make computer chips, is applying its expertise to design and manufacture silicon solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity. Advocates hope the region’s engineers and entrepreneurs will help make solar competitive with traditional energy sources such as coal and natural gas. “We’re in the very early stages of a long build-out in solar technology,” predicted Erik Straser, who heads the “cleantech” practice at the Menlo Park venture capital firm Mohr, Davidow Ventures. “The potential is really enormous.” Thanks to aggressive government policies, Germany and Japan are still the world’s solar leaders, but as the global market expands and California launches ambitious programs to promote solar energy, Silicon Valley is emerging as a key center for sun-powered technology. Solar cells, which produce an electric current from the sun’s rays, share many similarities with the microprocessors that form the brains of computers and other electrical devices. Both are types of semiconductors — devices that control the flow of electrical currents — and both are made from polysilicon, a kind of silicon refined into crystals that can be sliced into wafers. Solar cells, which are commonly assembled together into rooftop panels, are larger and made from a less refined form of polysilicon than computer chips, but the same manufacturing processes can be applied. Despite technological advances since the first photovoltaic cells were invented 50 years ago, solar is still two to three more times more expensive than power generated from fossil fuels in the U.S. and relies on government subsidies to compete. But improving technology, falling costs, rising prices for fossil fuels, concerns about the electric grid’s stability and worries about global warming are all fueling the growth of solar. The industry is expected to grow from $11 billion in 2005 to $51 billion in 2015, according to a projection by Clean Edge Inc., a market research firm focused on clean technology. And that’s why Silicon Valley is getting involved. So many valley companies, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs are rushing into the burgeoning solar industry that it’s inviting comparisons to the early expansion of the microchip industry more than two decades ago. “If there’s anywhere in the world that can push the envelope on solar, it might very well be Silicon Valley,” said Clean Edge co-founder Ron Pernick. “Silicon Valley is very wellpositioned to provide a lot of innovation in solar.” This month, Applied Materials Inc., a Santa Clara company that makes manufacturing equipment for microchips and flat-panel monitors, announced plans to sell tools for making solar cells. The company projects the market for such equipment would triple to $3 billion over the next four years. The company’s semiconductor equipment can be retooled to make silicon solar wafers, while its technology for flat-panel displays can be applied to “thin film” solar cells sprayed onto glass and other flat surfaces. “By lowering the cost and increasing the volumes, we

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think that solar power will ON THE NET become much more affordSolar Energy Industries able in more places in the Association: world,” said Chief http://www.seia.org/ Technology Officer Mark SunPower: Pinto. http://www.sunpowercorp.com/ Cypress Semiconductor Corp. of San Jose was one of the first Silicon Valley chipmakers to cross over into the solar sector. Four years ago, Cypress founder T.J. Rodgers persuaded his board to buy a majority stake in solar cell-maker SunPower Corp., founded by his former Stanford University classmate Richard Swanson. Rodgers argued that Cypress’ manufacturing technology could be used to reduce costs and expand production of SunPower’s cells. Cypress’ investment is paying off. SunPower raised $146 million when it went public last year, making it one of last year’s most successful initial public offerings. Revenue has increased from about $10 million in 2004 to a projected $230 million in 2006, said SunPower Chief Executive Officer Tom Werner. “The semiconductor and solar industries are very similar,” Werner said. “It’s just that the solar industry hasn’t gotten to the same scale as the semiconductor industry.” Solar’s expansion in Silicon Valley won’t necessarily create lots of manufacturing jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Like the microchip industry, the solar sector is moving production offshore to low-cost countries, mostly in Asia. Only about 100 of SunPower’s 1,300 employees work at its San Jose headquarters; the rest work at a new manufacturing plant in the Philippines. Silicon Valley venture capitalists are also taking an interest in solar, part of their growing interest in “cleantech” companies that develop environmentally friendly technologies. About $1.4 billion in venture capital was invested in cleantech ventures during the first six months of this year, and $1.6 billion was invested last year, according to the Cleantech Venture Network. About one-third of that money was invested in Silicon Valley, said Carl Guardino, who heads the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. “We all realize that green is gold,” Guardino said. “Venture capitalists are betting with their wallets that cleantech will play a significant role in Silicon Valley.” The valley’s rush to solar isn’t without risk. The solar industry must bring down costs significantly to persuade homeowners and businesses to install solar systems on-site rather than just buy electricity from the local utility. The industry also faces a worldwide shortage of polysilicon created by the rapid expansion of solar. This year, for the first time, the solar industry is expected to consume more silicon than the semiconductor industry. And some valley solar startups are moving beyond silicon. Miasole of San Jose and Nanosolar Inc. of Palo Alto are developing thin-film solar cells made from alternative materials like copper and selenium. Nanosolar has raised $100 million in venture funding and plans to build what it says will be the world’s largest solar-cell factory in the Bay Area. Solar still makes up far less than 1 percent of the world’s See SOLAR, page 13


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Illegal sales remain a problem for DEA MARIJUANA, from page 8

complained about one store in the summer of 2005, prompting an investigation that culminated in joint Drug Enforcement Administration and local police raids in July. Fifteen operators were charged with illegally selling the drug for recreational use to people who are not ill — including one undercover agent who prosecutors say got

a doctor to give him a medical marijuana recommendation for his dog. A lawyer for one of the men, Stephen Harding, who ran Native Sun Dispensary, expressed dismay at the charges. “These guys were complying with the regulations as they’ve been laid out,” said Jan Ronis. “You have people relying on what seems to be guidance from the state and then the county shoots it down. It’s really frustrating.” The remaining stores and delivery services in the

county closed after receiving phone calls and visits from law enforcement agents warning that they and their landlords may be prosecuted. San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said the state law does not require local authorities to permit marijuana storefronts. “It’s the tolerance level in the community that rules in the end,” she said. “I think in Northern California they’re much more tolerant than in this part of Southern California."

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2732 Main Street

2834 Santa Monica Blvd.

This family owned institution in Santa Monica has been serving excellent food since 1965. A friendly bar and dinner house frequented by the "locals" and tourists alike. We feature the best Mexican dishes in town. Among the favorites are the crispy beef tacos, spinach enchiladas and our house-cut NY Strip steaks on the grill.

For 28 years The Omelette Parlor has been offering the finest in breakfastfare. With high fluffy omelettes, super sandwiches, and the freshest of salads, it’s more than breakfast. Enjoy your day on our garden patio and experience the friendliness of service. Quality and value prevail forever at The Omelette Parlor.

The closest it comes to dining in Japan! This new restaurant features authentic Japanese dishes, a Tokyo trained sushi chef, and Asian fusion cuisine. The soft shell crab with ponzu sauce and broiled butter fish are must have appetizers. Enjoy the newly remodeled atmosphere and savory creations prepared by a true Japanese chef.

2500 Wilshire Blvd.

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1447 4th St.

118 Entrada Drive

3001 Wilshire Blvd.

(310) 459-8596

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For over 20 years, the best south-of-the-border Tex mex munchables and the most “Kick Ass” margaritas are found at Marix Tex Mex Playa in Santa Monica. Fresh ingredients, great prices, excellent services and a location just steps from the beach keep the grazers coming back for more. Open Daily. Banquets, catering, take out and delivery.

For more than 40 years Benihana chefs have been cooking up a feast on the hibachi grill. Steak, chicken, seafood and vegetables are all prepared teppan-style “right before your eyes.” Start your meal with a sushi appetizer, then relax and enjoy the show while sipping exotic cocktails served in collectible ceramic mugs.

The finest American Classic dining the Westside has to offer is elegantly presented with every dish at Punch Grill. Come enjoy a tantalizing menu and an extensive wine list all within a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.

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HOURS MON-FRI 11:30am-10pm SAT & SUN 12pm-10:30pm 1348 14th Street

1615 Ocean Front

(310)393-2666

Where the ‘locals’ meet and the ‘fun-loving’ tourists always return! Come enjoy our highly acclaimed beach fare, beer, and wine at the best people watching place on the beach. Music, satellite sports, 2 outdoor patios, and smoking allowed. This nostalgic eatery has been here since 1902! The prices are reasonable and children are welcome.

3221 Pico Blvd.

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Features 12 draft beers and a fine selection of wine making it a great place to watch any and all of your favorite teams. The house specialty is the Philadelphia cheese steak. OVERUNDER also offers great burgers, salads, Mexican food and more. Frequent food and beer specials are also offered at OVERUNDER Sports Grill.

At Violet restaurant the atmosphere is casual, comfortable, and, like its cuisine, is uncluttered. Chef Jared Simons’ flavorful small plate fare has something to suit everyone, from light eaters to those with a taste for a more robust fare. Unique selection of new and old world wines by the bottle, glass or flight as well as an impressive list of domestic & imported artisan beers.

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Are you ready for truly healthy food that tastes truly great? Blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, this eclectic café serves L.A.’s healthiest and most alive tasting food. Dishing up organic, vegan, raw cuisine at affordable prices. Their weekly home delivery boxes bring the experience right to your door.

This Mediterranean wine bistro has a shabby-chic vibe, offering exquisite tapas dishes and an extensive wine selection from varied regions of the world. Happy hour happens Sunday through Thursday from 5:30pm through 7pm.

Club TwentyTwenty offers authentic mexican cuisine. Located conveniently on 2020 Wilshire Blvd. Doors open @ 8pm Thurs-Sat. Come enjoy dinner and drinks before dancing the night away. For more information or reservations, call or email us at info@clubtwentytwenty.com

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“An unassuming Indian restaurant that fans call the best on the west side, specializing in an extensive menu of authentic dishes. Using only natural spices and ingredients with no artificial coloring or preservatives makes sumptuous dishes that are lean and low in fat. Daily specials offered.

This English pub has a traditional charm with a Californian flair. Traditional British breakfast is served all day along with all your American favorites. Fish & Chips (our biggest seller) is a must try along with Bangers & Mash and Shepherds Pie or go American with our assortment of appetizers, burgers, salads, soups and sandwiches.

Buon Giorno Café specializes in authentic Italian cuisine. This trendy little café offers a wide variety of dishes. The menu consists of Insalata, Panini, Pasta, Seafood, Steak, Caffe and Dolce to name a few. Offering breakfast and lunch. Check out our tremendous $5 express lunch menu, great for any occasion.

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Initiatives provide a good start and deter violence GANG VIOLENCE, from page 1

signs that their child may be headed towards a life of crime. That will be in addition to a set of initiatives adopted by the council in 2003 to address feelings of hopelessness and despair expressed by youth involved in gangs. The initiatives include expanding job training programs, improving the appearance of the Pico Neighborhood, and ensuring public safety, among others. In addition to the roughly $20 million City Hall spends annually on activities for youth and their families, $6.7 million in grants are given to 27 community organizations to provide services throughout the city, including counseling and crisis intervention, tutoring and conflict resolution, according to a city staff report. “We keep kids from getting into trouble,” said Scott Wasserman the human services administrator whose in charge of coordinating the various initiatives and activities at Virginia Avenue Park, focal point for services. “We try to engage them by offering a comprehensive array of services for youth … We know some kids slip through the cracks. We know there is still more work to do.” Getting other cities to become involved will prove difficult, evident by the absence of mayors from the neighboring cities. Mayor Roosevelt Dorn of Inglewood and Culver City Mayor Gary Silbiger were invited to the

community forum, organizers said, but both failed to attend. Dorn nor Silbiger could be reached for comment. “The problem of gang violence is regional in nature,” said Ana Maria Jara, a member of LA Voice. “Gang tension between Inglewood, Culver City, Los Angeles … contributes to the violence on our streets … and that is why we need a regional approach to find solutions.” Bloom, who worked for more than two years with representatives from cities across the county on a plan to end homelessness in 10 years called Bring LA Home, said solutions will take time to draft and implement as it is difficult to build consensus. “Do I support a regional approach? The resounding answer is yes,” Bloom said. “But it will take hard work to make it happen.” Proof of the destructive nature of gangs could be found in Paul Dateh, a college student from Culver City who lost two of his best friends earlier this year, the victims of a shooting in Highland Park. “They weren’t gangsters,” Dateh said. “It was just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Dateh recalled how his friends, Jesse and Jacob, were typical teens who may have had their ups and downs, but were on the verge of turning their lives around. One was about to start training to become a fire fighter while

the other was in his first year at Santa Monica College. Both were 18 years old, Dateh said. “They had no chance to realize their full potential,” Dateh said. “People may think that gang violence only affects certain people or certain neighborhoods. But in reality, it affects all of us in every community.” The meeting was politically-charged, with references by council members to the absence of representatives from nearby cities, as well as November’s municipal election. “I’m concerned about the lack of participation from other cities,” said Mayor Bob Holbrook, who pledged to use his influence to bring others to the table. “We have not reached all kids effectively. We know that. We’re here to search for answers together.” Councilman Kevin McKeown, who is running for re-election, challenged his colleagues — including candidates Holbrook and Councilmember Pam O’Connor — to approve a motion he authored in July that would create a position similar to City Hall’s homeless czar. The motion would also establish a citizens’ commission to identify preventive measures. The motion was dismissed by the council in favor of a comprehensive review of current services and strategies. “I suggested we approach this the same way as homelessness by hiring someone who can light some fires and get things done,” McKeown said. “I think we can do the same

thing, we just have to have the political will to do it … When we have 15-year-olds with guns, something is surely wrong with out society.” Bloom, who is not running for re-election, warned against politicizing the issue of gang violence. “We are all committed to ending gang violence,” Bloom said. “We need to act responsibly. We need to act together.” McKeown replied, “I was ready to start July 25 … No council member would second my motion. How about it now?” The political maneuvering turned off one participant, former gang member Rudy Duarte, a Santa Monica resident who now serves as the secretary of the League of United Latin American Citizens for the Santa Monica-Venice area. “I’ve been coming to these forums my whole life and their always political; just a bunch of talk, talk, talk,” Duarte said. “It’s just another opportunity for politicians to rattle their little sabers.” Duarte said the best moment of the day was when he saw a police officer interacting with a boy riding his bicycle on the church grounds. “He just talked with him like he was a regular person, you know,” Duarte said. “He showed an interest in this kid, showed him that somebody cares. That’s the best form of gang prevention.”

Turning parking spaces into an event at Samohi PARKING SPOTS, from page 1

in traffic three blocks from school, the appeal of a senior parking spot is apparent. By the time students are driving in their junior year, that desire has turned into a real need. Samohi students either show up very early to snag a parking spot on nearby streets, or come to class late because they couldn’t find one. The ones who live in Sunset Park may not bother to drive, because often times the closest available spot is on their street. As a result, nervousness before the drawing is common. “I’m scared as hell,” said Samohi senior Zoe Young before drawing. “I know there are only 40 spots and I’m afraid I won’t be able to carpool if I don’t get one.” The Samohi administration decided to make the most of the event, and the lunch-time drawing was accompanied by the Samohi Marching Band. They lined up in front of the history building in the center of campus, and played songs including “O Ye Como Va” and “Lowrider.” Between

songs, activities director Cathy Marsh announced the winners. About 50 students crowded before her to hear the results. After each name, there was usually a burst of cheering and high-fives for the lucky driver. “I was in DK Doughnuts — I think I let go of my sandwich, there was only like a mouthful left, but I dropped it and I just told the whole DK Doughnuts that I got a parking space, people that don’t even know me,” said Samohi senior Bianca Green about her reaction to winning a spot. After the first 40 spots are taken, there are a few names drawn to take the spaces of any winner who fails to turn in their paperwork on time. The crowd slowly disbands, the triumphant telling all their friends, and the unlucky either cursing violently or accepting the harsh reality. Senior Tyler Latzke was one of those who didn’t get a spot. But although his initial response to the situation was “boo!” he acknowledged that life goes on. “I drive and I walk a couple of blocks.”


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Solar energy is building under research SOLAR, from page 10

electricity supply, but it has grown by more than 40 percent annually over the past five years, and today is worth about $15 billion globally, according to Rhone Resch, president of the Solar Energy Industries Association. “The solar industry is the next great high-

tech industry,” Resch said. “Our estimate is that within 10 years solar will be the lowest cost option for electricity in the U.S.” State governments from Arizona to New Jersey are creating programs to reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide and expand use of carbon-free energy such as wind and solar.

California hopes to overtake Germany and Japan as the world’s largest solar market with its “Million Solar Roofs” program, which provides $3 billion in rebates to consumers who install rooftop panels. The state’s landmark global warming legislation, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent over the next 14 years, is

also expected to dramatically expand the market for solar power. “With the help of Silicon Valley,” said Bernadette Del Chiaro, clean energy advocate for Environment California, “California can become the Saudi Arabia of the sun, exporting new technologies for the rest of the country and world.”

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Top: Christophe Bernard, (right) culinary director at the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and his students demonstrate how to prepare a farmers market fruit Gazpacho, a combination of summer berries, melons, peaches, mango and infused mint flavor during the fifth annual Taste of Santa Monica culinary event at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday Sept. 17. Middle: Lorraine Jimenez, manager of Famima, hands out samples of their paninis during the culinary event. Bottom: The crowd enjoyed foods and festivties from muliple local establishments.


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Measure prohibits public taking for private purpose BY JEFF BARNARD Associated Press Writer

MEDFORD, Ore. — None of the owners of six blocks of downtown property slated for redevelopment as Middleford Commons wants to stand in the way of the $169 million project. But they also want a good price for their property and face the trouble of finding a new place to do business. Enter Measure 39 on the Oregon ballot this fall, which promises to make urban renewal projects tougher for cities in a number of ways. If passed by voters — and no organized opposition has emerged yet — it would bar public entities like the Medford Urban Renewal Agency from using eminent domain to force the sale of private property that will end up in the hands of private entities such as the developers planning the Middleford Commons project. It also would give new bargaining power to the people who choose to sell. “If the property is needed for development and then condemnation is not available to the agency, I would assume they would have to weigh the cost of purchasing the property as opposed to how badly they wanted to develop the property the way they had it planned,” said Don Denman, an attorney representing an estate that owns part of the area slated for Middleford Commons. Under eminent domain, a public agency can condemn property for public purposes, forcing an unwilling property owner to sell to the government at a fair price, as determined by a judge. In the wake of a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the right of a city to use eminent domain to take private property for

economic development, 30 state legislatures have enacted statutes or constitutional amendments to restrict eminent domain, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. All that went to a public vote have passed by overwhelming majorities. Six more states, including Oregon, are considering voter initiatives this fall. Five of those, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana and Nevada, combine limits on eminent domain with variations on Oregon’s Measure 37, enacted in 2004, which demands governments pay property owners if land use restrictions limit their development rights. Only Oregon’s Measure 39 is limited to restrictions on eminent domain. “To the degree that state legislation measures the mood of the country, there is concern that private property rights need additional protections from government actions,” said Larry Morandi, director of state policy research for the conference. “The bills being passed on eminent domain as well as the ballot measures vary significantly. There isn’t a model developed that says you can’t use eminent domain for economic development purposes.” Dave Hunnicutt of Oregonians in Action, the property rights group that authored both Measure 39 and Measure 37, said they just believe that a person shouldn’t have their home or business condemned so it can be turned over to a developer. The measure would not apply to projects like a natural gas pipeline or a public park. "It’s a natural outgrowth of Measure 37 and another example of the threat to private property rights,” he said. “For most people property means their home and their business, and it’s more than just dollars. It’s where

their families are raised. It’s where they sweated and toiled. It’s where they have memories.” Linda Dupray has owned Superior Stamp and Sign in downtown Medford for 33 years, and her mother had it before her. But she is not so attached to it that she wouldn’t sell to make way for Middleford Commons, which would transform her rubber stamp and sign factory, a bus station and some used car lots into a string of park blocks flanked by retail, office and residential buildings and a hotel. “I’m just too small to fight the big boys,” said Dupray, who got a taste of redevelopment when the streets were torn up, limiting access to her business. “But in the same vein there’s nothing wrong with restructuring the downtown area so it’s more beneficial to the public. I just wish they would pick on somebody else. I don’t want to move. It’s a pain. It’s been very stressful.” Despite the national groundswell of support for restrictions on eminent domain since the Supreme Court ruling, it is used rarely for urban renewal projects in Oregon, and has never been used by the Medford Urban Renewal Agency, said Dan Thorndike, the agency’s attorney. "That’s an expensive way to get property,” said Thorndike. “We try to avoid that.” Even in Portland, Oregon’s largest city, which has done several major urban renewal projects, eminent domain has only been used 19 times out of 513 property acquisitions since 1980, said Amy Miller Dowell, a development manager for the Portland Development Commission. Four of those were for a public purpose, such as a park, which would be allowed by Measure 39. The other 15 ended up in private ownership, which would be prohibited by Measure 39.

ON THE NET “Without the power to Oregonians in Action: condemn, www.oia.org there’s a National Conference of potential State Legislatures: www.ncsl.org/programs/natres/ that some of emindomain.htm these projects wouldn’t have happened,” she said. Salem developer Chuck Sides figures Measure 39 is just a way for Oregonians in Action to stay in business, but will still be overwhelmingly passed by voters, because it sounds like the fair thing to do. Though condemnations are rare, he fears that Measure 39 would will make projects like Keizer Station — a retail and commercial development he co-owns in the Salem suburb of Keizer that was done without any eminent domain condemnations — a thing of the past. "Cities are not going to sit still with blight,” he said. “They’ll come up a formula that puts it into streets, parks or low-income housing.” In Dupray’s case, Measure 39 might not even apply, because her property is ultimately slated for one of the city-owned parks running down the middle of Middleford Commons, said Thorndike. But it’s not clear whether a judge would agree, because it might go through private ownership first. There are a number of unclear areas in the ballot measure, Thorndike said. For example, he said it’s not clear to him whether owners whose property is protected by Measure 39 from eminent domain would qualify for the usual grace period for paying capital gains taxes if they decided to sell the property. “That’s the magic of ballot measures,” Thorndike said. “There’s always a lot of, `I don’t knows."’

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ac-tions, however, the personal repre-sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Dec. 1, 2006 at 9:15 AM in Dept. No. F located at 1725 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should ap-pear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a per-son interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and ap-praisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): WENDY M. SANCHEZ 2945 EAST AVENUE R-11 PALMDALE, CA 93550 Date (Fecha): JANUARY 13, 2006 JOHN A. CLARKE, Clerk (Secretario, por) by J. DEVERA, Deputy (Asistente) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza a usted como individuo. Published SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2006

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Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 15842-AP 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: THAI FUSION CONCEPTS LLC 119-121 BROADWAY, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 Doing business as: THE ORCHID 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: POURTAL, LP 735 MARINA ST #4, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 The assets being sold are generally described as: FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT OF THE BUSINESS and is located at: 119-121 BROADWAY, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: ATLANTIC ESCROW CORPORATION and the anticipated sale date is OCTOBER 24, 2006 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: ATLANTIC ESCROW CORPORATION, 2111 HUNTINGTON DR, SAN MARINO, CA 91108 and the last day for filing claims by any creditor shall be OCTOBER 23, 2006, which is the business day before the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: 8-24-06 POURTAL, LP, Buyer(s) PCTS LA122244 SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS 9/18/06

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ROBERT WILSON Case No. SP006933 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ROBERT WILSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Donald W. Hedrick in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGE-LES. THE PETITION FOR PRO-BATE requests that Donald W. Hedrick be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administra-tion of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representa-tive to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important

Attorney for petitioner: MATTHEW F SPAULDING ESQ ANTHONY A SPAULDING ESQ 9696 CULVER BLVD STE 103 CULVER CITY CA 90232-2737 Santa Monica Daily Press CN762037 WILSON Sep 18,19,25, 2006

SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre ): FREDDY AINECHI You are being sued. Lo están demandando. Petitioner's name is: (Nombre del demandante): WENDY M. SANCHEZ CASE NUMBER (NÚMERO DE CASO): MD031397 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 días corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 ó FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutención, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, póngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO: Las órdenes de restricción que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cónyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras órdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas órdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. The name and address of the court are (El nombre y dirección de la corte son): MICHAEL ANTANOVICH ANTELOPE VALLEY 42011 4TH STREET WEST LANCASTER, CA 93534 The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are (El nombre, dirección y número de

DBAS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1829821 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 7K, SEVEN K, AI #/ON 20060294746-60, 827 CEDAR ST, #B, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405-2545. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : 7K, LLC, (NEVADA), 3720 WAYNESVILL, LAS VEGAS, NV 89122-4766 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/: 7K, LLC, MANAGING MEMBER, DAVID NEIL BLACK This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/17/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1829823 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GINNA HEALTH SPA, GIN JA HEALTH STUDIO, GIN JA ORIENTAL THERAPY OR MASSAGE, 3731 WILSHIRE BLVD., SUITE 920, LA, CA 90010. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : HAE JA IM, 3731 WILSHIRE BLVD., SUITE 920, LA, CA 90010 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/: HAE JA IM This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/17/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1829824 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE EMOTIONAL TOOLBOX, THE ONE HOUR SCREENWRITER, THE CHARACTER MAP, 425 IDAHO AVE, #9, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LAURIE H. HUTZLER, 425 IDAHO AVE, #9, 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/: LAURIE H. HUTZLER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/17/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1792844 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ACCESABLE GARAGES 2006; NEIGHBORHOOD HOME REPAIRS 2006, 3715 RUTHELEN ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90018. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Vaughn Anthony Davis, 3966 Hilcrest Drive #B Los Angeles, CA 90008 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/: Vaughn Davis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/11/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1829825 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FERTITTA AND MCCLINTOCK, 36 61ST PLACE, LONG BEACH, CA 90803. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : STEVEN MCCLINTOCK, 620 QUINCY AVE, LONG BEACH, CA 90814, DAVID FERTITTA, 700 CHURCH STREET, NASHVILLE, TN, 37203 This Business is being conducted by, co-partners. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)6/15/2006. /s/: STEVEN MCCLINTOCK, DAVID FERTITTA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/17/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006

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 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/11/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006

nue 32 Apt C, Los Angeles, CA 90031 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)7/8/2002. /s/: Rosa Perez; Jose Perez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/14/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006

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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 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1829826 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as NARROW BRIDGE FILMS, AI #/ON 2889324, 1299 OCEAN AVE, #333, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : NARROW BRIDGE ENTERTAINMENT, INC. (CA), 1299 OCEAN AVE, #333, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 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/: NARROW BRIDGE ENTERTAINMENT, INC., PRESIDENT, JOSE MENENDEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/17/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1812847 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ATHLETIC QUARTERBACK; RUNNING QUARTERBACK, 1771 North Sycamore #9, Los Angeles, CA, 90028. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Robert A. Rashad, 1771 North Sycamore #9, Los Angeles, CA 90028 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: Robert Rashad This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/15/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1812873 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BRAZILIAN TOP TEAM LONG BEACH, 2232 E. 7th, Long Beach, CA 90804. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Marcelo Vilanova Perdomo, 522 Saint Louis Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90814 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/: Marcelo V. Perdomo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/15/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1812859 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DYNAMIC PRODUCTS FOR HEALTH, 2787 E. Del Amo Blvd C-16, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Jose R. Pastor, 4124 Virginia Street, Lynwood, CA 90262 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: Jose R. Pastor This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/15/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1792882 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FASHION NAILS & SPA, 1120 S. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Kenny Luong Than, 11039 Fremont Avenue, Montclair, CA 91765 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/: Kenny L. Than This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/11/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1829680 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HARVEER'S REALTY; PIONEER GLOBAL INVESTMENTS, 18000 Pioneer Blvd. #101, Artesia, CA 90701. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : REALTY NEWS INC., 18000 Pioneer Blvd. #101, Artesia, CA 90701 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/: Realty News, President, Harveer Awand This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/17/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1812886 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as JALIL JONES ENTERPRISES; WHOLESALE PRICES TO YOU; AUTO MAX, 15027 Clymar Ave., Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Adam Jalil, 15027 Clymar Ave., Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220; James Christopher Jones, 18544 E. Andrada Drive, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 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/: Adam Jalil; James Jones This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/15/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1829352 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LITTLE MR. COUTURE, 443 E. Vernon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90011. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Natasha Monique Edmonison, 443 E. Vernon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90011 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: Natasha Edmonison This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/17/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1793167 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MOLCASALSA, 123 Washington Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Luis A. Contreras, 11239 Dover Way, Stanton, CA 90680 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)8/9/2006. /s/: Luis A. Contreras

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1803047 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as NOUVEAU NAIL DESIGNS, 22942 Lyons Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Travis Quach, 2650 W. Greenbrier Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)8/10/2006. /s/: Travis Quach This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/14/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1803092 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as R AND A ASSOCIATES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; A AND R CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, 1561-B Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Reza Farr, 450 S. Maple Drive #405, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 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/: Reza Farr This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/14/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1823266 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RJ FASHIONS, 14501 Cerise Apt. 37, Hawthorne, CA 90250. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Roy Nathaniel Johnson, 14501 Cerise Apt 37, Hawthorne, CA 90250 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/: Roy Johnson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/16/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1812892 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ROGER'S TRUCKING, 486 Colonia De Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Rogelio Encarnacion, 486 Colonia De Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022 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/: Rogelio Encarnacion This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/15/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1803310 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ROSA PEREZ DBA JANIKING, 125 East Avenue 32 Apt C, Los Angeles, CA 90031. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Rosa Perez, 125 East AVenue 32 Apt C, Los Angeles, CA 90031; Jose Perez 125 East AVe-

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1746373 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION LAW GROUP, 8383 WILSHIRE BLVD, SUITE 1038, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MORRIS NAZARIAN, 179 S. GRETNA GREEN WAY, LOS ANGELES, CA 90049, MAGGIE KHARRAZI, 8383 WILSHIRE BLVD, SUITE 1038, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211 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/: MORRIS NAZARIAN, MAGGIE KHARRAZI This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/7/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1758376 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INNATE HEALTHCARE, INNATE HEALTH CARE, 5585 GREEN VALLEY CIRCLE, SUITE 201, CULVER CITY, CA 90230. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : WILLIAM JEAN HANELINE, 3849 TILDEN AVE, #3, CULVER CITY, CA 90232 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/: WILLIAM HANELINE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/8/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1839734 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INKEDMAC, MACTATTOO, 1450 W. 228TH STREET, UNIT 10, TORRANCE, CA 90501. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JORGE CASTELLON, 3723 CLARINGTON AVE, #15, WEST 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/: JORGE CASTELLON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/18/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1671894 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HANNAH LOUISE, 2146 S. BENTLEY AVE, NO 3, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KAREN E. DOWNES SCHNEIDER, 2146 S. BENTLEY AVE, NO 3, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025, RICHARD J. SCHNEIDER 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/: KAREN DOWNES SCHNEIDER, RICHARD J. SCHNEIDER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 7/28/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1812869 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WWW.LOVETOREADMAGAZINES.COM; WWW.BEAUTIVE.COM, 1827 Ximeno Ave. # 323, Long Beach, CA 90815. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : S & J Auto Group, Inc., 1827 Ximeno Ave. # 323, Long Beach, CA 90815 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)8/1/2006. /s/: Salim Chagan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/15/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1812894 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TYLER AUTO BODY & REPAIR, 3707 N. Tyler Avenue #D, El Monte, CA 91731. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Minh Tuan Pham, 3225 Lexington Ave., El Monte, CA 91731 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/: Minh Tuan Pham This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/15/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1823297 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SANDOVAL AND ASSOCIATES, 4200 Hartle Street #D, Cudahy, CA 90201. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Alejandro B. Sandoval, 4200 Hartle Street #D, Cudahy, CA 90201; Carlos A. Sandoval, 11763 Graystone Street, Norwalk, CA 90650 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/: Alejandro B. Sandoval; Carlos Sandoval This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/16/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1803069 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ROYAL CARPET CLEANING & FLOOR WAXING, 522 Pearl Street, San Gabriel, CA 91776. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Martin Hernandez, 522 Pearl Street, San Gabriel, CA 91776; Leticia Hernandez 522 Pearl Street, San Gabriel, CA 91776 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/: Martin Hernandez; Leticia Hernandez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/14/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 8/28/2006, 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1915146 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DISCOUNT CAMERA WAREHOUSE, 10050 NATIONAL BLVD.. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : WAYNE BYRD, 10050 NATIONAL BLVD., 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/: WAYNE BYRD This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/28/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1875276 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AZTLAN TRANSMISSIONS & AUTO REPAIR, 9127 Painter Avenue # F, Whittier, CA 90602. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Leonardo Blanco, 6717 Morrill Avenue, Whittier, CA 90606 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: Leonardo Blanco This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/22/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1877836 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as JUSTICE MADE EASY, 333 Washington Blvd. #341, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Robert Scheller, 3400 Pacific Ave. #204, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: Robert Scheller This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/23/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1839180 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EDA METALS SUPPLY; BASE METAL, 22709 Marbella Ave., Carson, CA 90745. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Jose Efrain Rosas Lopez, 22709 Marbella Ave., Carson, CA 90745 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 Efrain Rosas Lopez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/18/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1859134 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EQUITY FIRM; AI #: 2681778, 468 N. Camden Dr., Ste. 260M, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Vulcan Financial Corp., 525 E. Colorado Blvd, PH Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)8/1/2006. /s/: Vulcan Financial Corp., CEO, Amir Nass This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/21/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1866831 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as KNIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD JEWELRY AND GIFTS, 1740 N. Harvard Blvd. # 108, Los Angeles, CA 90027. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Ronald Douglas Humble, 1740 N. Harvard Blvd. #108, Los Angeles, CA 90027 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet

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begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: Ronald Douglas Humble This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/22/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006

NANCIAL; AI #: 2681778, 5455 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90036. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Vulcan Financial Corp., 525 East Colorado Blvd. PH Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)8/1/2006. /s/: Vulcan Financial Corp., CEO, Amir Nass This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/21/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1918954 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ZUMANT HANDMADE PRODUCTS, 300 CALIFORNIA AVE, #23, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GERARDO MARTINEZ, 300 CALIFORNIA AVE, #23, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)7/1/2006. /s/: GERARDO MARTINEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/29/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006

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 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1987009 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ONLINE SHOPPER MALL, 3017 EDGEHILL DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90018. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GEORGETTE BROWN, 3017 EDGEHILL DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90018 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/: GEORGETTE BROWN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/6/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006

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 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1877468 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as U.S.A. DONUTS, 1841 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Sokha Pech, 963 N. Wilton Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90038-3212 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)8/1/2006. /s/: Sokha Pech This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/23/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1877470 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as NEW DONUTS, 7125-A South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003-2215. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Nary Kosal Long, 843 N. Rampart Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)8/1/2006. /s/: Nary Kosal Long This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/23/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1864407 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PANADERIA EL GLOBO, 4611 E. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Laura Carreno, 1142 S. Duncan Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: Laura Carreno This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/21/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1887499 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MASAMI SANCHEZ DEVELOPERS, 2416 Hagen Drive, Alhambra, CA 91803. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : David Sanchez, 2416 Hagen Drive, Alhambra, CA 91803; Teodora Sanchez 2416 Hagen Drive, Alhambra, CA 91803 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)7/31/2006. /s/: David Sanchez; Teodora Sanchez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/24/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1859133 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as COACTIVE FI-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1839193 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CHERRY'S CREATIVE JOYS, 3624 Lime Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Yvon S. Davis-Carter, 3624 Lime Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)10/2/2000. /s/: Yvon S. Davis-Carter This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/18/06. 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 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1877469 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BOSTON CREAM DONUTS, 18425 Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746-2010. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Chheng Kim Lim, 3212 California Avenue, Signal Hill, CA, 90755 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)8/24/2006. /s/: Chheng Kim Lim This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/23/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1875277 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as XAJIL CUSANERO FELIPE, LINDA'S CATERING, 7437 Scout Ave., Bell Gardens, CA 90201. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Felipe C. Xajil, 6312 Woodward Ave., Bell, CA 90201 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)1/1/1998. /s/: Felipe C. Xajil This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/22/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/4/2006, 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006 STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Document Record # 06 1986784 Current File No. 02 2310225 The following person(s) has/have withdrawn as a general partner(s) from the partnership operating under the fictitious business name of WINCHELL’S DONUT HOUSE-TASTEE FREEZ ICE CREAM located at (street address of principal place of business) 127 N. AZUSA AVE., COVINA, CA 91722. The fictitious business name statement for the partnership was filed on 10/01/2002 in the County of Los Angeles. The full name and residence of the person(s) withdrawing as a partner(s): CHO CHO HERNANDEZ, 979 N. QUINCE AVE., RIALTO, CA 92376. /s/: CHO CHO HERNANDEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 09/06/2006. Published: SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/02/2006, 10/09/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1859734 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DOG'S LIFE MAGAZINE, AI #/ON 2888911, 1990 S. BUNDY DR., STE. 310, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : 67 DEGREES, INC., (CALIFORNIA), 1990 S. BUNDY DR., STE. 310, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 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)7/1/2006. /s/: 67 DEGREES, INC., OWNER/PRESIDENT, YVONNE B. MEJIA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/21/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1975461 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MACGURU CONSULTING, 1126 W. 13TH STREET, #4, SAN PEDRO, CA 90731. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SEAN GRAHAM, 1126 W. 13TH STREET, #4, SAN PEDRO, CA 90731 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/: SEAN GRAHAM This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/5/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1887905 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DWCIGARS, LONE WOLF SANTA MONICA, AI #/ON 1995220, 223-B BROADWAY, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LONE WOLF CIGAR CELLAR INC, (CALIFORNIA), 255 MAIN ST, #305, VENICE, CA 90291 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)12/1/1996. /s/: LONE WOLF CIGAR CELLAR INC., PRESIDENT, DAVID WEISS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/24/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1949015 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AAMPED EXTREME SPORTS, 1223 WILSHIRE BLVD., #605. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BRETT E. DE ROQUEFEUIL LABISTOUR, 1117 6TH STREET, #303, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403, TODD H. GARRUN, 168 ZEPHYR RUN, TUSTIN, CA 92782 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/: BRETT E. DE ROQUEFEUIL LABISTOUR, TODD H. GARRUN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/31/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1915367 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FUNBOX ENTERTAINMENT, 5205 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., SUITE 211, LOS ANGELES, CA 90027. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KANDICE COTA, 5205 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., SUITE 211, LOS ANGELES, CA 90027, ROBERT COTA, 5205 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., SUITE 211, LOS ANGELES, CA 90027 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)4/28/2006. /s/: KANDICE COTA, ROBERT COTA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/28/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1887906 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as REBOOT NETWORKS, AI #/ON 2208482, 1510 11TH STREET, SUITE 205, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : REBOOT CORPORATION, 1510 11TH STREET, SUITE 205, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 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). /s/: REBOOT CORPORATION, PRESIDENT, DANIEL DICKENSON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 8/24/06. 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 9/11/2006, 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2039363 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GRANITE LENDING GROUP, WESTERN INVESTORS NETWORK, WIN FINANCIAL, 13101 WASHINGTON BLVD., SUITE 138, LA, CA 90066. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : THE DOWNS GROUP INC., CALIFORNIA, 13101 WASHINGTON BLVD., SUITE 138, LA, CA 90066 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/: THE DOWNS GROUP INC., CEO, JON DOWNS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/13/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1961484 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MORTGAGE CENTER, MORTGAGE CENTER OF AMERICA, AI #/ON 2178620, 201 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, #306, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MORTGAGE CENTER OF AMERICA, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 2815 MITCHELL DRIVE, SUITE 118, CA, 94598 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)10/12/1999. /s/: MORTGAGE CENTER OF AMERICA, INC., PRESIDENT/BROKER, WILLIAM J. HAND JR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/1/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1986787 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PLEEDA 5TH RECORDS, 8124 ANTWERP ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90001. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ZAHARIAS JEROME MCINTYRE, 5042 DENNY AVE., N. HOLLYWOOD, CA 91601; ALLISON STEVEN, 8124 ANTWERP ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90001 This Business is being conducted by, a general partnership. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: ALLISON STEVEN; ZAHARIAS J. MCINTYRE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/6/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2000710 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as U.S.-PINOY INTERNATIONAL, 3756 W. AVENUE 40 ST. 1D, EAGLE ROCK, CA 90065. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JEFFERY LOCKMILLER, 23304 CLEARPOOL PL., HARBOR CITY, CA 90710; JAMIE PARIS, 23309 CLEARPOOL PL., HARBOR CITY, CA 90710 This Business is being conducted by, co-partners. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: JEFFERY LOCKMILLER; JAMIE PARIS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/7/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1989761 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EL PUERTO MEDICAL GROUP, 200 E. ANAHEIM ST., WILMINGTON, CA 90744. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RSC MEDICAL GROUP, A PROFESSIONAL CORP., 200 E. ANAHEIM ST., WILMINGTON, CA 90744 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)7/1/2005. /s/: RSC MEDICAL GROUP, A PROFESSIONAL CORP., PRESIDENT, RUBEN S. CASABAR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/6/06. 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 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1989721 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DOGGY DOLL, 3775 BEETHOVEN ST. #103, LOS ANGELES, CA 90066. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DOGGY DOLL, 3775 BEETHOVEN ST. #103, LOS ANGELES, CA 90066 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)5/5/2006. /s/: YUMIKO OBA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/6/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1998403 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FYERA!, 2326 16TH ST, #H, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SHEVA CARR, 2326 16TH ST, #H, 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/: SHEVA CARR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/7/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1989757 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CYNTHIA BRAVO & ASSOCIATES, 137 N. LARCHMONT BLVD. #445, LOS ANGELES, CA 90004-3704. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CYNTHIA BRAVO, 1010 NO. OXFORD AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90029 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 BRAVO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/6/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1998227 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SPACE DESIGN STUDIO, 2200 COLORADO AVENUE, NO. 552, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARIA-KHRISTY MILLARES, 2200 COLORADO AVENUE, NO. 552, 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)7/15/2006. /s/: MARIA-KHRISTY MILLARES This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/7/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2000700 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FADED SPORTS WEAR, 8723 SERANATA DR. , WHITTIER, CA 90603. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : STEVE RODRIGUEZ, 8723 SERANATA DR., WHITTIER, CA 90603 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/: STEVE RODRIGUEZ; AURORA RUBIO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/7/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1998402 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SANTA MONICA AUTO TECH, 1402 SANTA MONICA BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90404. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RAY ANTHONY MUNOZ, 6201 SHOUP AVE, UNIT 87, WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91367 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 MUNOZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/7/2006. NOTICE: THIS

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DBAS 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 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name Document Record # 06 1961494 Current File No. 06 0804705 State of California, County of Los Angeles The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious Business name: 1. MORTGAGE CENTER 2. MORTGAGE CENTER OF AMERICA located at 201 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, #306, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 4/12/06 In the county of LOS ANGELES. MORTGAGE CENTER OF AMERICA, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 890 OAK GROVE ROAD, CONCORD, CA 94518 This business is conducted by: A CORPORATION /s/ WILLIAM J. HAND JR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 9/1/2006. Published: SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1997961 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HERRERA ELECTRICAL SIGNS, 12635 DOLAN AVE., DOWNEY, CA 90242. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RICARDO ANTONIO HERRERA, 12635 DOLAN AVE., DOWNEY, CA 90242 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)6/21/2006. /s/: RICARDO HERRERA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/7/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 1989718 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FACILITIES & BUILDINGS MAINTENANCE JANITORIAL SERVICE, 4869 AXTELL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90032. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JUAN G. GARCIA, 4869 AXTELL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90032 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)9/6/2006. /s/: JUAN G. GARCIA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/6/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2027791 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EM REAL ESTATE SERVICES, EQUITY MORTGAGE, 2503 S. BARRINGTON AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90064. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SAMUEL A. HAMILTON, 2452 COLBY AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90064 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/: SAMUEL A. HAMILTON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/12/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 9/18/2006, 9/25/2006, 10/2/2006, 10/9/2006

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