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■ The grave of Pol Pot (one of the 20th century’s most prodigious mass murderers) near Anlong Veng, Cambodia, is revered by local villagers who believe his ghost protects them and also provides winning lottery numbers, according to an August International Herald Tribune report. In fact, the government is building a casino nearby to serve those who feel lucky. ■ Of the 25,000 children homeless in the streets of Kinshasa, Kenya, more than half are believed to be there because their parents have disowned them as suspected “witches,” according to an August Los Angeles Times dispatch. Said one 10-year-old: “They say I ate my father. But I didn’t.”

Blue man gruesome Fabian Lewkowicz fabianl@smdp.com A ‘zombie’ appears to be crawling out from under a grave, scaring guests at a Halloween party over the weekend in the Pacific Palisades. With Halloween falling on Tuesday this year, many revelers donned their costumes on Saturday.

That smarts: Renters learn their lessons BY MELODY HANATANI

TODAY IN HISTORY

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Today is the 303rd day of 2006. There are 62 days left in the year.

CITYWIDE — Ah, it’s good to be smart and rich in Santa Monica! The city’s renters are a highly educated young bunch who have a high disposable income and are generally happy with where they live. That is, compared to renters who moved into the city before Jan. 1, 1999, when the vacancy decontrol law came into

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INDEX Horoscopes Do some reflecting, Pisces

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Inside Scoop Shuttering at the thought

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Opinion ‘Raging gorilla’ 2006

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BY AMY KAUFMAN Special to the Daily Press

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See PROFILES, page 13

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Local Before you head out ...

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State Angelides makes his move

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MOVIETIMES Catch a flick!

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Surf Report Water temperature: 65°

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Comics & Stuff Classifieds Ad space odyssey VONS

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Keeping it reel for four decades

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the vacancy decontrol law. It measured the impact the law has had on tenant perceptions on renting, and explored their views on housingrelated issues such as relationship with landlords and quality of life. Godbe Research conducted the survey from May 7 through May 17 on a sample size of 750 out of more than 18,000 current renters

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MONTANA AVE. — Kevin Thomas is a wise guy. The longtime film critic is a veritable walking dictionary, with memorized release dates and rarefied Hollywood stories spilling out. Always the writer, Thomas speaks slowly and precisely, as if he is penning his words before they escape his mouth. Having served as one of the lead movie reviewers at the Los Angeles

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DOWNTOWN — As Mark Twain might say, the rumors of downtown’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. While homelessness and the lack of parking once again top the list of complaints lobbed by visitors here, people continue to flock to the myriad of shops, restaurants and movie theaters regularly. That’s according to two surveys released recently by the Bayside District Corp., a public-private partnership that helps City Hall manage and promote the downtown district. The surveys come amid the Bayside board of directors’ consideration of a new downtown assessment district in which businesses, property owners, residents and City Hall may be called upon to pull more money together to make improvements to infrastructure and the delivery of services. Businesses in downtown are already subject to two business assessments, generating nearly $1 million annually. The Bayside board approved a $59,920 contract in June with Progressive Urban Management Associates (PUMA), which specializes in strategic planning for downtown organizations and the creation of business improvement districts to finance them. The firm has created and helped form business improvement districts in hundreds of revamped downtowns across America, including the French Quarter in New Orleans and Boulder, Colo. In California, PUMA has managed improvement districts in nearly 20 cities, such as Sacramento, Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Diego. It has been nearly 20 years since the downtown management structure has been evaluated, and various

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★ Deal with finances directly. You might not be able to make a change or head in a direction in which you feel comfortable. You might want to evaluate your handling of a fun upcoming occasion. Tonight: Friends do have an agenda, as you could gather.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ Your creativity comes out when dealing with others. You are resourceful and energized. On some level, all the activity that surrounds you could deplete your energy or tire you out. Know when to say you have had enough. Tonight: Turn off your lights as soon as you can.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ Laugh and enjoy others. You have the magnetism and energy to push any project along. Trust yourself. If you want to do something differently, now is the time. Take charge and run your life as you wish. Tonight: Whatever makes you smile.

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Black cats can’t catch any breaks BY REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer

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Fabian Lewkowicz fabianl@smdp.com A group of about 150 protesters from Santa Monicans for Open Democracy picket on the boardwalk in front of Shutters Hotel and Casa del Mar on Sunday. The group was voicing opposition to perceived negative campaign ads being orchestrated by the hotels’ owners.

BOISE, Idaho — A black cat won’t cross your path this Halloween, not if a northern Idaho animal shelter can help it. Like many shelters around the country, the Kootenai Humane Society in Coeur d’Alene is prohibiting black cat adoptions from now to Nov. 2, fearing the animals could be mistreated in Halloween pranks — or worse, sacrificed in some satanic ritual. The shelter’s executive director, Phil Morgan, said that while the risk may be remote, the policy will remain just in case. “It’s kind of an urban legend. But in the humane industry it’s pretty typical that shelters don’t do adoptions of black cats or white bunnies because of the whole satanic sacrificial thing,” Morgan said. “If we prevent one animal from getting hurt, then it serves its purpose.” Some animal experts, however, say the practice does more to hurt animals than protect them. See BLACK CATS, page 17

Taxpayers sue conservancy over water funds BY MAYA MEINERT Special to the Daily Press

LOS ANGELES — Groups of Southern California taxpayers have bonded together to file suit against the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, claiming it illegally used thousands of dollars in bond money to pay lawyers’ fees rather than protect coastal watersheds. Taxpayers from Ventura and Los Angeles counties, the Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association and the Ramirez Canyon Preservation Fund have all filed suit against the conservancy, claiming it improperly used Proposition 50 bond funds. Proposition 50 — also known as the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002 — is a $200 million bond available for protecting coastal watersheds. The conservancy was given $40 million of those funds — $20 million to spend on the protection of the Los

Angeles River, and another $20 million for Santa Monica Bay and Ventura County coastal watersheds. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, a local government entity that works in partnership with the conservancy and other park agencies, was also named in the lawsuit. The plaintiffs charge that a grant for $200,000 awarded by the conservancy to the conservation authority in February was misappropriated. Instead of using the funds to restore Ramirez Creek and expand the recreational use of Ramirez Canyon Park and Escondido Canyon as the grant proposal stated, they claim those funds were used to pay for legal fees for both the conservancy and conservation authority’s defense in another lawsuit. The plaintiffs also argue the money was used to prepare the Malibu Parks Public Access Enhancement Plan, “a strategy for public recreational access to people of all

abilities to public parkland” in Malibu, according to a conservancy press release. A second grant for $185,000, awarded in August, expanded the scope of the first grant to include legal fees and payment for the preparation of the Malibu Public Works Plan, according to court documents. The plaintiffs also claim the Public Works Plan seeks to permit “more intensive land uses than those presently authorized by the Malibu Local Coastal Plan,” according to court documents. LIP SERVICE DOESN’T CUT IT

Allison Burns, the plaintiffs’ attorney, said that even though the conservancy has already responded with a letter from the state attorney general’s office that states the bond funds may be used in certain ways, she is confident her clients will prevail. “The letter is the opinion of an attorney who is a counsel for [the conservancy], so he’s an advocate for his client,”

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

In Donner, he doesn’t Trust Editor:

The Oct. 25 letter from some current and former Trustees (“Trustees respond to ‘hit piece’ on Donner,” page 4) clearly illustrates why new leadership on the board is needed at Santa Monica College. Their letter is so full of errors, distortions and confusions that I hardly know where to start, but I’ll try, because the voters of the district need to know the truth. ■ These trustees accuse the faculty union of distributing a so-called “hit piece” on board candidate Tom Donner. The faculty union has not distributed any mailing critical of Mr. Donner. ■ The faculty union did not decide to lock out 6,000 students from SMC in 2003-04, the college administration did. ■ Despite trustee claims, the vocational programs that were eliminated in 2003 did not have low enrollment (over 85 sections were enrolled), nor was there a lack of state funds, since the college’s state revenue has increased every year (see the Sept. 7, 2005, board minutes for actual state revenues for 2002 through 2004). Yet in the April 7, 2004 SMDP, Trustee Margaret Quinones was still claiming that the college “had a $10 million-plus funding shortfall from Sacramento.” Now the trustees deny ever having even a $6 million deficit. However, according to the SMDP of May 16, 2003, the college was claiming a $6.75 million deficit in order to justify the program cuts and lockouts. In fact, in June 2003, there was a “summit” meeting of college constituencies (attended by Mr. Donner and Trustee Quinones) specifically to discuss the alleged deficit. ■ Now the trustees boast about a surplus.Yet, they refused to settle a new contract with the faculty for two years because they claimed the college was again too poor. Now that the contract is settled, the trustees tell the public that the district is suddenly rich? Meanwhile, last week, the college budget committee was informed that the college this year has $3.5 million structural deficit. ■ The college purchased the Bundy site in December 2001, but could not use the site for classes until 2006. Why? Because the college failed to obtain an easement to have access to the property. During these four years, the college desperately needed more classrooms in order to recover enrollment and increase revenue. As acting college president in 2005, Mr. Donner still failed to obtain an easement. It took the new college president only a few weeks to solve the easement problem and now the site is finally up and running. Who did the trustees have in charge of finances and buying property during all this turmoil? Board candidate Tom Donner. Santa Monica College needs trustees who really know what’s going on and who really have their facts straight. Lantz Simpson President, SMC Faculty Association

Opposition of stem cell research boggles the mind Editor:

Michael J. Fox did an ad supporting stem cell research. The Republicans and Christian Taliban fundamentalists are mad, as they oppose this research. They are opposed to killing a few cells that may cure diseases. But they seem OK with thousands dying in a useless war in Iraq. Maybe they want all the embryos to go to full term so there will be available people in 18 years to go fight in Iraq. Mike Kirwan Venice

It’s time to shore up the education community Editor:

We, like many others who choose to live in Santa Monica and Malibu, do so because our quality of life is enhanced by a strong community that values and supports our common interests — including high quality public education. We believe that all kids deserve a great education. And we also understand that great schools contribute to the vitality, safety and property values of our community. Our community financially supports public education because we know that California has dropped to one of the lowest per-student funding levels of all the states nationwide, and that state funding, sadly, does not pay for high quality programming or facilities. This is why our community needs to vote “yes’ on Measure BB, which is the only funding mechanism available for critical repair and updating of our local public schools, some of which are over 60 years old. The Santa Monica-Malibu School Board’s decision to place a local school bond, Measure BB, on the Nov. 7 ballot followed an extensive Master Facilities Planning project that assessed the specific needs of each of our district schools. Measure BB will fund such urgently needed repairs as replacing temporary classrooms with seismically safe, productive learning environments; removal of asbestos and mold from classrooms; and repair of leaky roofs, plumbing and structural deficiencies. We are proud to be part of a community that makes education a top priority. As PTA presidents, parents, and concerned community members, we call on voters in Santa Monica and Malibu to vote “yes.” Laura Rosenbaum, President, Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs Lisa Balfus, PTA President Mario Romero, PTA President, Edison Elementary School Pattie Fitzgerald, PTA President, Franklin Elementary School Becky Turk, PTA President, Grant Elementary School Sheila Forsander, PTSA President, John Adams Middle School Julena Lind, PTSA President, Lincoln Middle School Heather Anderson, PTSA President, Malibu High School Maria Espino, PTA Co-President Karen Miller, PTA Co-President, McKinley Elementary School Marie Robinson, PTA President, John Muir Elementary School Dana Weinberg, PTA President, Point Dume Elementary School Tom Belin, PTA President, Roosevelt Elementary School Judith Meister, PTSA President, Santa Monica High School Ofer M. Grossman, Esq., PTA President, SMASH Middle/Elementary School Lori Whitesell, PTA President, Will Rogers Elementary School Mary Jacobson, PTA President Leslie Frost, PTA President, Webster Elementary School

‘Raging Gorilla’ is bad for McKeown and city MY WRITE BY BILL BAUER

Santa Monicans for Sensible Priorities, the hotel-backed lobbying group, has become the raging 800-pound gorilla in this year’s City Council election. I’ve written three columns (July 11, 2005; March 13 and April 10, 2006) on SMSP, labeling it as secretive and deceptive — an exclusive, clubby, clique of well-to-do developers, attorneys, hoteliers, landlords and entrepreneurs Hell-bent on taking over City Hall at any cost. As of Sept. 30, their Political Action Committee sponsored by “hospitality providers and the Edward Thomas Management Company,” a development company that owns Shutters and Casa del Mar hotels, had already “spent in excess of $400,000” (Daily Press, Oct. 25, Page 1), mostly in efforts to oust Councilman Kevin McKeown. What does ETMC President Tim Dubois and his cronies have against McKeown? “I’m talking about aggressive panhandling, intolerable traffic, poor city planning and a homeless problem that has grown out of control,” wrote Dubois in a recent SMSP mailer. SMSP has been mailing glossy “News Updates” that promise “creative solutions” to nagging city problems, then blame two-term Council incumbent McKeown for all the city’s ills and suggest his removal from office. Amazingly, their mailers indicate support of the same array of homeless services created and perpetuated over the years by McKeown and city council members endorsed by Santa Monica for Renters Rights. Vagrants aren’t their real concern, it’s just a front. And, those other issues? Not much activity since the 2004 election. This reeks of vendetta. A payback for McKeown’s support of labor and a city mandated living wage for hotel workers a few years ago? Once again, non-Santa Monican Dubois, with his well-paid PR gunslingers, ride into town before the election like John Wayne to set things straight. They mount a naive and uninformed campaign — what you’d expect from outsiders. Their scabrous antiMcKeown cable TV spots set a new low for deceit and misrepresentation. Vagrants aren’t their real concern, it’s just a front. So what’s their real game? The money interests behind this nonsense won’t disclose their real agenda. They’d rather just buy a council seat or two and surprise us. But, I don’t like surprises. Especially if it

might involve weakening rent control, making it easier for speculators to demolish apartments, evict low- and middle-income tenants and build multimillion dollar condos while still doing absolutely nothing about homeless problems, traffic, parking and neighborhood issues. This is about power. Their goal: pick off SMRR’s most liberal councilman and replace him with pro-development Planning Commissioner Terry O’Day. By pre-empting SMRR of its council majority, City Hall will become friendlier to developers and business interests. O’Day’s decisions on Planning Commission and Holbrook’s on City Council generally favor businesses and developers. For example, both O’Day on Planning Commission and Holbrook on Council consistently vote to reduce required on-site commercial parking requirements thus forcing residents to compete with business employees and customers for scarce on-street parking spots. I don’t like McKeown’s stand on affordable housing, social services and the homeless, either. McKeown is a big supporter of traffic jamming mitigations including curb extensions, planter islands, narrow traffic lanes, etc., resulting in a traffic nightmare producing tons of vehicle emissions which degrades air quality. However, when it comes to community livability, Kevin is the only councilperson we can count on to back residents, and that’s a big plus for me. My readers know that I don’t like SMRR or McKeown’s social engineering. But, I know what to expect from McKeown. Dubois has a right to spend fortunes torpedoing politicians he dislikes. However, isn’t there something hypocritical going on here? During the 2004 campaign, Dubois and friends — through their “Santa Monicans for Change” PAC — spent more than $350,000 on campaign materials, mostly for Bobby Shriver and incumbent Council Herb Katz, who proposed a “homeless tent city” on a beach parking lot and comfort facilities for panhandlers downtown. As Councilmen, Holbrook and Katz vote more often with McKeown then against him on these hot-button topics. But, Dubois and his cohorts aren’t bitching about them. And, they’re not attacking McKeown’s SMRR slate-mate — three-term incumbent Pam O’Connor, who almost always supports McKeown on decisions they don’t like. Based on their campaign, If “Nonsense Priorities” prevails election day, duck for cover. Santa Monica will be meaner and nastier — a very unpleasant place to live. Contact Bill Bauer at mr.bilbau@gmail.com.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Democrats, be afraid ... be very afraid Editor:

President Bush always said, “You are either with us or against us.” Now he has the sole discretion — I should say authority — to determine who is an enemy and can be “disappeared.” Can we expect all of the Democratic congress to become “disappeared?” After all, Republicans call Democrats “terrorist sympathizers” and “terrorist suppporters” and against our soldiers. Shall I be afraid because of all the letters I’ve written to the editor decrying the tactics and decisions of the Bush Administration? What has our country come to? Today, it killed democracy. Flo Ginsburg Santa Monica

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... Buzz had a case of the Mondays last week (and it was Tuesday, to make matters worse), when a young lady friend pointed out that the day before was Mole Day. About to get his Oaxaca on, Buzz was stopped before he could run for the border, reminded that Mole Day was celebrated each Oct. 23, from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. Buzz’s blank expression left said lady friend feeling a wee bit dweebish, so he let her off the hook, coolly flexing a few hangover high school chemistry brain cells and recalling Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23) — a measuring unit in chemistry. Proving Buzz knows a thing or two about a thing or two ... Of course, mole and some avogadro sounds kinda tasty about now ... ... Speakin’ of tasty, the couple sitting in their car outside the 7-11 at Wilshire and Seventh on Wednesday night couldn’t get enough of eachother’s larynx. Hey, Buzz gets the munchies like anyone else (believe you, me), but never celebrated a Slurpee or Big Gulp in such literal fashion as these two rubberneckers. Buzz never viewed blaring Bach and sketchy skaterats as an aphrodisiac before, but good for the lippy lovers. Still, it leads Buzz to wonder: “What the hell do they put in those quarter-pound Big Bites?” ... ... Buzz’s annual top-five Santa Monica

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Editor’s note: In recognition of October as Disabilities Awareness Month in Santa Monica, the Daily Press presents a month-long series of articles written by members of the City of Santa Monica Disabilities Commission.

credit The first person to accurately describe where this week’s Mystery Photo was taken will win a prize, courtesy of the Santa Monica Daily Press. E-mail answers to editor@smdp.com.

MYSTERY PHOTO WINNER David Newberg of Santa Monica is this week’s winner of the Mystery Photo contest, being the first to correctly identify that this shot was captured inside the Arizona Avenue overpass of the PCH, looking westward. Look for a new Mystery Photo each Monday in the Daily Press.

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What is the real nature of the visually impaired population, recent advances that have improved lives and the most important problems facing us? People with vision impairments are not a homogeneous population. While many think of “the blind,” most who have vision impairments can read printed or handwritten material if they bring that material close to their eyes, or they can benefit from optical and/or electro-optical visual aids. Of this “partially sighted” subpopulation, many are able to move around in an unfamiliar environment without assistance. A small percentage of the visually impaired (approximately 5 percent) cannot read printed or handwritten material, even with the help of optical or electro-optical visual aids, and they can only move around with the help of a white cane or a guide dog. This subpopulation of those with visual impairments are generally referred to as the functionally blind. We are living in a very exciting and a relatively enlightened period for people with visual impairments. Many devices and techniques are now available that 10 or 20 years ago did not exist. For example:

• Computer programs use speech to inform the users what is displayed on their computer screens, and that give users auditory access to printed and typewritten material with the assistance of an electro-optical scanner. • Descriptive audio/video devices inform the listeners of what is going on in a TV program or film when no one is speaking. • Telephone communication, including a source (National Network) that will read the content of more than 70 newspapers each day at no cost to visually impaired users. We may ask, what do people with visual impairments need most of all? From my perspective, the most important thing we need is to be regarded first and foremost as being people, and not as “the blind.” We want to be judged on the basis of what we can do and not on the basis of our perceived disability. To highlight the idea of ability over disability, recently I was riding in the car of a friend who was driving while talking on a cell phone. Now, I am very much a functionally blind person. Even so, I was able to sense that my friend was driving beyond the intersection that he needed to turn on if we were to arrive at our destination. I had to let him know he was now on the wrong path, even though I was reluctant to interrupt his phone conversation. He found this to be hilarious and told the person he was talking to on the phone that his blind friend had just pointed out that he was heading in the wrong direction! Dr. Samuel M. Genensky is a retired mathematician and visual aid designer. He is the founder of the Center for the Partially Sighted.


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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

Access Center Construction Construction begins at 503 Olympic Blvd. for the new Access Center building. The sidewalk on Olympic Boulevard between Fifth and Seventh streets will be closed to the public, except Samoshel residents.

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

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

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

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.

Santa Monica Heal the Bay Aquarium Reroofing Project Installation of a new roof over the existing aquarium building located at the lower east end of the pier.

Street/park lighting retrofit program Installation of a new light standard and circuit conversion from series to multiple and all other apparatus to provide a complete and operational street and park lighting system. Occasional traffic slowdown at the following locations Wilshire Boulevard and Yale Street Virginia Avenue and 21st Street; and Delaware and 22nd Street.

Street and parking lot resurfacing Street and park parking lot resurfacing, sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter repairs. Repairs scheduled through October 2006. Sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter repairs begin on Broadway, from 20th Street to Cloverfield Boulevard; Broadway, from 15th Street to Lincoln Boulevard; 17th Street, from Olympic Boulevard to Colorado Avenue; 20th Street, from Colorado Avenue to the I-10 Freeway and the Airport. Lane closures around work are posted as necessary.

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.

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

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

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Olympic gold medalist and retired Santa Monica College professor Dr. Tommie Smith, along with internationally renowned rock climber Lynn Hill and table tennis champion Jerry N. Davila-Castro, will be inducted Nov. 4 into the SMC Foundation’s 2006 Sports Hall of Fame. Hill and Davila-Castro are both SMC alumni. The induction ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the SMC Pavilion. It will be followed by the SMC homecoming game against Glendale College at 4 p.m. at Corsair Field. Tickets are $50 and include barbecue lunch, snacks, game ticket and a $20 donation to the SMC Athletics Support Fund. The college is located at 1900 Pico Blvd. Call (310) 434-4307. Smith coached SMC’s track & field teams from 1978 until his retirement in 2005. As a competitive sprinter, he is the only man in track history to hold 11 world records simultaneously. Aside from his coaching, Smith also taught sociology, health and physical education classes while at SMC and served as interim athletic director. Hill is widely recognized as the world’s best female rock climber. She has won more than 30 international titles, and was the first person to complete a free ascent of the nose of El Capitan — Yosemite National Park’s most famous climb. Davila-Castro, who is in a wheelchair because of infant polio, attended SMC from 1989 to 1993, earning a certificate in recreation/leisure studies. A member of the 1992 USA Paralympics Team in Barcelona, he has racked up a number of achievements in table tennis, including silver medals in the 1986 Pan American Games and at the 1987 World Championships, a gold medal at the 1991 California State Championship, and a silver medal at the 1991 National Championship. This is the second year of the Foundation’s annual Sports Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees join alumnus Lenny Krayzelburg, four-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming; alumnus Johnny Gray, four-time track & field Olympian who won a bronze medal in the 1992 Games in Barcelona; John Joseph, legendary swimming coach at SMC for 44 years; and the late Dr. Kay Teer Crawford, who established SMC’s accomplished drill team, the Coronettes, in the late 1950s.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides appealed to black voters Friday as he tried to secure support from a core Democratic constituency that rival Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has courted aggressively this year. Angelides cautioned community leaders at the NAACP convention Friday not to buy into Schwarzenegger’s makeover. He said only a real Democrat would advocate on behalf of minorities and pursue issues they care about. “Ask him where he’s been the last three years. I know where I’ve been as treasurer of this state,” Angelides said, promoting his move as head of the state’s public pension system to invest in urban communities. “I was appalled at the fact that we were investing in Malaysia and Indonesia and all over the world, and we didn’t know that Compton and Oakland and Lynwood even existed.” His appearance was part of his ongoing attempt to woo back members of his own party who have embraced the Republican governor’s bipartisan approach this election year. Angelides is trailing Schwarzenegger by double digits in public opinion polls and has less than 60 percent support from members of his own party, of which blacks make up about 11 percent. Angelides moved up his appearance at the NAACP Friday so he could appear in Los Angeles with the Democratic Party’s rising star, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. At a rally before hundreds of people on the campus of the University of Southern California, Obama said Democrats can capitalize on voter discontent with Schwarzenegger and President Bush. But ultimately, he said, voters are looking for solutions to problems ranging from health care to global warming. “The issue is not just what Bush and Schwarzenegger are doing _ the question is who we are as a people,” Obama said. He urged Democrats to volunteer, make phone calls and knock on doors on behalf of Democratic candidates before Election Day. “Ultimately, what this is going to depend on is your belief that it can happen, your hope that it ... can happen.” Angelides has sought throughout his campaign to link Schwarzenegger to Bush, but polls have shown the strategy has largely been unsuccessful. Schwarzenegger reached a series of bipartisan compromises with Democrats this year, including a landmark bill on global

warming that has won international praise. Angelides and most of the statewide Democratic ticket appeared with Obama. The party, focused on retaking Congress, is hoping for a Democratic surge of voters on Nov. 7. But black voters are among those whose turnout is in question. With no blacks among the major party candidates for statewide office and a weak Democratic gubernatorial candidate, some are worried that voter turnout among blacks could be low on Election Day. Blacks compose about 6 percent of the California electorate. Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger has won endorsements from some leaders of predominantly black churches and received cheers of “amen” on a recent weekend tour through San Diego. He also has won support for his afterschool aid program, Proposition 49, which is fully funded for the first time this budget year. About $500 million in state grant money for schools, nonprofit groups and faith-based institutions is available this year under the initiative. Schwarzenegger’s campaign angered black church leaders in Sacramento earlier this month, however, when they accused the governor of snubbing them. The governor was scheduled to address the NAACP convention Saturday _ likely before a much larger luncheon crowd. Only about 60 delegates were in the audience for Angelides on Friday, after he rescheduled his appearance so he could attend the rally with Obama. Angelides said a quarter of his top appointments as treasurer have been blacks. He said Schwarzenegger has turned his back on the black community. “This is a clear-choice election, and I need your help,” he said. “I need your help not for Phil Angelides but for what we can do together.” Schwarzenegger was in San Francisco on Friday attending a forum on pediatric health. His campaign sent out an e-mail touting an endorsement from Black Voice News and issued a supportive statement from Margaret Fortune, his campaign adviser and chief liaison with the black community. Neither man, however, will win an endorsement from the NAACP. As a federally registered charitable group, the organization cannot endorse candidates for elections. Still, state President Alice Huffman praised Angelides, calling him a friend and the candidate “whose heart is in the right place.” Associated Press Writer Michael R. Blood in Los Angeles also contributed to this report.

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SACRAMENTO — Oil and tobacco companies and their allies have raised nearly $144 million to defeat propositions 86 and 87, which would boost tobacco and oil taxes to pay for health and alternative energy programs. Altogether, supporters and opponents have raised $305.3 million to try to pass or defeat the 13 state measures on California’s Nov. 7 ballot. The totals are likely to set a new record for spending on ballot measures in a single California election, but the secretary of state’s office said it didn’t have an up-to-date count to determine the current record. Proposition 86 would triple the tax on a pack of cigarettes, to $3.47, and boost taxes on other tobacco products to raise $2.1 billion a year for a variety of health programs, including tobacco prevention and education, nursing education and emergency room and public clinic funding. Proposition 87 would impose a tax on oil production to raise $4 billion for loans, grants and subsidies to promote alternative fuels and more energy-efficient vehicles. Led by R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, tobacco companies have poured $61.5 million so far into the campaign against Proposition 86. Philip Morris USA and its parent company, the Altria Group, have given $34 million through Thursday. R.J. Reynolds has contributed $22.8 million. Supporters reported raising $13.9 million. Major contributors include the American Cancer Society, $2.2 million; the American Heart Association, $682,000; the American Lung Association, $288,000; and the California Hospital Association, $10 million. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave $250,000 in support. Oil companies have raised $82.4 million so far to try to kill Proposition 87. Most of that money has come from Chevron and Aera Energy, a joint project of Shell and ExxonMobil. Supporters have contributed $50.9 million, including $43.6 million from Hollywood producer Stephen Bing. Here are breakdowns on fundraising by supporters and opponents of the other statewide measures on the ballot: BONDS — Supporters of a constitutional

amendment to protect transportation funding and $37.3 billion in school, transportation, housing and flood control bonds that lawmakers put on the ballot as Propositions 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D and 1E have raised nearly $43.9 million so far. That money has come from a variety of groups that include unions, construction companies and Indian tribes. Environmental groups that support Proposition 84, a $5.4 billion water and parks bond measure, have raised $9.1 million. There are no campaign committees opposing the bond measures. PROPOSITION 83 — Supporters have raised nearly $1.6 million to pass Proposition 83, which would toughen controls on sex offenders. No opposition has surfaced. PROPOSITION 85 — Backers of Proposition 85, an initiative that would require a doctor to notify a girl’s parents before giving her an abortion, have raised $4.2 million. Abortion-rights advocates have generated $5.6 million to oppose the measure, which is nearly identical to a proposal voters rejected in last year’s special election. PROPOSITION 88 — Supporters have raised $7 million to convince voters to approve an initiative that would place a $50a-year tax on most pieces of property to support schools. Its opponents have taken in nearly $1.1 million. PROPOSITION 89 — This campaign reform measure, which would authorize public financing for state candidates who give up most private donations and tighten contribution limits for those who don’t, has generated $4.6 million in funding. Most of the money has come from its sponsor, the California Nurses Association. Opponents, which include both corporations and some unions that lobby at the Capitol, have raised $4.7 million. PROPOSITION 90 — Supporters have raised $3.8 million for Proposition 90, which would slap tougher limits on the use of eminent domain and on government regulations affecting property. Opponents, which include teachers, environmentalists and local governments, have raised $11 million.


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Tribes, Lin mark start of Confluence site BY SHANNON DININNY Associated Press Writer

PASCO, Wash. — The deep pounding of drums and the clanging of a single bell marked the beginning of the newest Maya Lin project along the Columbia River, as area tribes blessed the riverside where the famed artist’s work will commemorate the Corps of Discovery trek more than 200 years ago. The piece is one of seven by Lin commissioned by the Vancouver, Wash.-based Confluence Project to mark the 200th anniversary of the expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The works _ only one has been completed so far _ are to be scattered across 450 miles, primarily at the confluence of rivers. The installation at Sacajawea State Park will include six

circles and one piece in the shape of a tribal longhouse that will signify the historic gathering of American Indian tribes at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake rivers. The works are intended to signify the contrast between one day’s passage by Lewis and Clark and a lifetime of gathering by local tribes, Lin said. “Confluence has been about how we think about things coming together,” she said. “Often times, I’m finding the paths are divergent.” All the Confluence Project sites are to be completed by 2008 at an estimated cost of $27 million. The works originally were scheduled to be in place in time for the official 200506 bicentennial celebration. About 100 people attended Friday’s ceremony under sunny skies, as a flock of ducks dove for fish on the shoreline. Members of the Wanapum, Umatilla, Cayuse and Walla

Walla tribes pounded drums and chanted to bless the site, where construction will begin next year. The event closed with the drumming of an honor song by several different tribes. The artworks will serve as “footprints” for the native people of the region, Lin said. One circle might tell the story of tribes that gathered at the site, while another might discuss the geologic changes there. The water level at the site today is about 15 feet higher because of dams on the river than it was when Lewis and Clark traveled through the area. While the artwork is created, landscape architects and park officials will be working to restore the shoreline of the park, reconfigure some beaches and plant riparian plants to provide shade and aid juvenile salmon as they swim through the rivers.

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CONCONULLY, Wash. — Smoke still trickles from smoldering stumps in north-central Washington, the result of a massive wildfire that roared through 274 square miles of state and federal land. The Tripod fire wasn’t the largest blaze of 2006 — Montana’s Derby fire burned 297 square miles of forest and Nevada is cleaning up nearly 1 million acres, burned by several fires, in one region alone. But the remote land scorched in Washington state includes hundreds of miles of roads and trails, river channels and wildlife habitat that must be protected from erosion after the blaze. The U.S. Forest Service is asking for $28 million over the next two years to complete what may be the most expensive rehabilitation project the agency has ever undertaken. “The flames have died down, and the firefighters have gone home, but the work is just beginning,” said Doug Jenkins, Forest Service spokesman for the recovery effort. The Tripod fire, two fires that joined after being sparked separately by lightning, burned 175,184 acres just south of the Canadian border, briefly threatening the remote hamlets of Conconully and Loomis tucked away in the thick Okanogan and Wenatchee national forests. The forests, hard hit by a bark beetle outbreak, provided ready fuel. In areas where the fire burned hottest, all the ground cover or duff — small or downed trees and branches, bushes and shrubs, forest debris — burned away. Standing trees are scorched sticks, their root systems beyond repair. Soil has been seared to a fine, gray ash. Twenty-three percent of the fire zone burned severely. “By and large every tree is dead in the areas that are severely burned,” said Mel Bennett, a forest hydrologist assigned to the recovery team, which includes engineers, botanists, biologists and cultural resources specialists, among others. The recovery effort doesn’t try to replace what’s been damaged by the fire, but to reduce further harm to nowfragile land that is exposed to the elements. The team works long hours, for weeks on end, to evaluate hazards and develop a recovery plan to submit. The expense for the Tripod fire: $28 million. The Forest Service already has received $14 million to begin the work this fall before heavy snow falls, and hopes the rest of the money will be approved next year to complete the project. Work includes clearing downed trees and cutting hazardous trees that have been weakened and could fall on 259 miles of road and 70 miles of trail inside the fire lines. This is not salvage logging, which is generally conducted later. Also, culverts must be rebuilt, and in some cases enlarged, to handle runoff from snow and rain in the coming months. Erosion poses the biggest risk, Bennett said, resulting in landslides and sediment loading in streams important to threatened and endangered fish.

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Army’s Stryker Brigade on hold BY AUDREY MCAVOY Associated Press Writer

HONOLULU — The Army said Friday it will halt work setting up its most modern fighting unit in Hawaii to comply with a temporary injunction issued by a federal appeals court. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the order to stop the Stryker Brigade. It moved after soldiers continued to train with Stryker vehicles in the islands despite the court’s ruling three weeks ago that the Army acted illegally when it decided to establish a Stryker Brigade here. The justices’ Oct. 5 opinion said the Army violated the National Environmental Policy Act when it failed to consider locations other than Hawaii for the brigade.

The environmental group Earthjustice sued the Army on behalf of three Native Hawaiian groups who argued the Stryker vehicles and their training grounds would harm cultural sites and the environment. Earthjustice, which sought the temporary injunction, said it was pleased with the court’s latest move. The Army said it would follow the court’s instructions. “We are in receipt of the order and are complying,” the Army said in a brief statement issued by the U.S. Army Pacific public affairs office. A spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking further comment. The appeals court ruling earlier this month said the Army must complete a supplemental analysis that considers a variety of locations — not just Hawaii — for the brigade. The Army has not said whether it would appeal.

Earthjustice represents the Ilioulaokalani Coalition, Na Imi Pono and Kipuka. They claim the 300 Stryker armored vehicles — each weighing 19 tons — would cause irreparable damage to cultural and environmental sites on Oahu and the Big Island. The Army aims to make the Stryker vehicles the centerpiece of a flexible, 21st century force that can rapidly deploy to distant battlefields. The vehicles are lighter than tanks and can be loaded on to airplanes for quick transportation to a war zone. But they also enable soldiers to be more heavily armed than an airborne division. Construction projects to set up a Stryker Brigade in Hawaii have been estimated to be worth $700 million.

Judge gets death threats for rants about hunting BY PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer

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SALT LAKE CITY — Sheriff ’s deputies are taking measures to protect a judge who became the target Friday of an anonymous death threat for berating a pair of deer hunters in her courtroom. Deputies notified 3rd District Judge Leslie Lewis of the threat posted at www.youtube.com which carries a court video of Lewis castigating the hunters at a hearing last February, and where somebody posted a threatening comment Friday. “Where is she? She needs to be killed? Someone post her address for anyone who dislikes her can get rid of this (expletive),” says a writer identified only as “cybyte.” Sheriff ’s spokesman Lt. Paul Jaroscak said authorities can’t be certain the threat is credible but “we take all these things seriously.” Jaroscak said he couldn’t discuss safeguards being taken for the judge at the courthouse or her residence. Authorities were tipped off to the threatening posting Friday and referred it to the Attorney General Mark Shurtleff ’s Internet Crimes Task Force, which has expertise tracking cyber criminals. Lewis could not be reached for comment at her chambers after regular business hours Friday. There is no local telephone listing for the judge. Another Web site, www.firejudgelewis.com, is dedicated to urging Lewis’ defeat at the polls on Nov. 7. A computer server in Malaysia hosts the Web site, which is registered to an anonymous person, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. That Web site contains a prominent link to the courtroom video at youtube.com. By late Friday, 56 people had posted comments about Lewis’ video exchange with the hunters. Most are outraged at the judge. Some defended her. A few comments are somewhat off point, like one from a man who says he used to date Lewis’ daughter — and he complained the judge poked fun at him for being short. Lewis, a judge since 1991, has defended her demeanor in the courtroom. “It’s my obligation as a judge handling a criminal calendar to maintain control over my courtroom. I’m constrained by the Code of Judicial Ethics from engaging in further debate or making further comment,” Lewis said in a statement Thursday. During the exchange, she lit into Michael Jacobson, who was accused of transporting a trophy deer a friend had poached. Lewis’ tirade came after she recused herself from that case, citing a prejudice against deer hunters. Lewis has said she had a harrowing experience in which a hunter fired a shot that narrowly missed her head, The Salt Lake Tribune said in a story Friday. When Jacobson acknowledged he had seen live deer, the judge said: “And it doesn’t bother you that you can see its heart beating? ... Were you starving? Did you need the meat?”


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Times for 43 years, Thomas’ knowledge of the Hollywood machine seems boundless. A self-proclaimed “fourth-generation newspaper man,” Thomas’ father worked in the advertising department at the Los Angeles Times. Collectively, the father and son devoted close to 69 years to the paper. “Movies are sort of his life,” said Los Angeles Times film writer Susan King of Thomas, who lives in Santa Monica, a couple blocks from the historic Aero Theatre. “He has an incredible breadth of knowledge and knows everybody in town.” Thomas has certainly hob-knobbed with the finest, garnering the first public interview of a then- unknown Jack Nicholson and befriending Golden Era starlet Mae West. In fact, West and Thomas became so close that the actress left many of her belongings to the writer, including a sterling silver phone which Thomas still uses, and several racy pieces of lingerie. Back in 1962, when Thomas got started — as Tiffany was having “Breakfast” and Lawrence was trekking across the sands of “Arabia” — the young critic was camped out in LA’s art houses, covering the lesser-known films of the day. “He’s the critic who opened up the Los Angeles Times pages to reviews of lowbudget, biker, psychedelic and B-movies,” said old friend and colleague Kirk Honeycutt, chief film critic for the Hollywood Reporter. “Without Kevin Thomas, there would probably be no Laemmle Theater chain. He was the one who reviewed the films the art houses played. He was able to get people to go see nonHollywood fair.” Indeed, throughout his long career, Thomas was known for helping to advance the careers of underdog filmmakers and actors. In 1984, he began the “Special Screenings” column which continues to run in the Times today, featuring unique films shown only for brief periods of time at smaller venues. Just last December, the Los Angeles Film Critic Association awarded Thomas a “special citation” for his contributions to the Los Angeles film culture. Currently, the American Cinematheque Aero Theatre, located at Montana Avenue at 14th Street, is paying homage to Thomas by offering a monthly series featuring some of the critic’s favorite films, including the likes of “A Star Is Born” and “Sunset Boulevard.” “He has been very good to the Cinematheque with his curiosity and talent, so we wanted to create a place for him to talk about the movies for our audience,” said Aero programmer Gwen Deglise. The series has proven so successful for the theatre, Deglise said, that they have decided to expand the program for all of 2007. Recently retired, but still an avid-moviegoer and occasional writer, Thomas took time out to talk to the Santa Monica Daily Press about why movie reviews are important, the state of ever-changing Hollywood and his unique relationship with Mae West.

Were you always an avid movie-goer? “I loved movies from childhood. I went all the time. When I was a child during WWII, it was the peak of moviegoing in America. Movies were about family entertainment. You didn’t have to worry about suitability as much. So we went a lot. I went to the Saturday matinees on my own in neighborhood theaters.” While watching a film, at what point do you start critiquing the work? “Twenty minutes into a picture, you can

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decide if the rhythm is gonna be any good or not. Pace is terribly important, because it draws you into the film. Now there are some very ambitious and strange pictures that require more patience. You have to stick with those films to see if your patience is worthy of it. Then after the picture is over, you try to express all of this on paper.”

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Does all of that thinking make it difficult to enjoy the film? “You want to enjoy the picture and participate in it just like any other viewer. But I think on another level, staying in touch with your reactions is important. As you go along with the picture, you’re thinking about why the film is working or why it’s not.” If you feel particularly positive or negative towards a film, is it difficult to hinder your stronger opinions? “There are pictures that you yourself don’t connect to, for whatever reason. You try to be aware of that reason. Still, you expect or know that there is an audience for this kind of picture. For example, I’ve never had much of an affinity for animation. And yet, I have reviewed animated features with a lot of fairness because I know that a lot of people love these films for good reasons. When you’re writing for a mass audience publication, call me old-fashioned, but I do feel that fair play is really important in writing reviews. Sarcasm is real easy.” Is it hard to judge films of such different genres/types on the same scale? “You have to avoid the trap of relativity. If you see a bunch of really awful pictures and then you see one which isn’t so bad comparatively, you should really be tough on that picture too. You have to pinch yourself and say, ‘wait a minute, just because it isn’t as bad as the other things out there, that doesn’t make it good.’ It’s hard to come up for a breath sometimes and get that perspective.” How much should one consider the opinion of a movie reviewer? “Depends on the kind of movie it is. If it’s a cult art film, like a foreign film or a sophisticated American indie, educated viewers want a heads up to know if they will be wasting their time or not. The good review allows the person to sort of triangulate on you and get an idea of your tastes and biases, which are inescapable, even though you try to rise above them. The ideal review is one in which the person gets a sense of your feelings and opinion about the picture but says, ‘okay, this guy has given me enough flavor of the picture that maybe I’d like the film even if he doesn’t.’ Ultimately, critics can make an impact, but advertising budgets and smart campaigning of target audiences is the most important.” Do you abide by any rules when writing a movie review?

“Don’t editorialize. Never say ‘walk, don’t run,’ or ‘don’t miss.’ That’s a cheap shot. Never use the first person. I can write good prose and am sustained by a vast knowledge and undying passion.”

You were arguably the first person to interview the legendary Jack Nicholson. How’d that happen? “I went to a screening of “Easy Rider.” At the time, the film was one of the only ones showing things pertaining to kids, like drugs and the Vietnam War. Hollywood wasn’t really touching that stuff. We knew it was going to strike a nerve, so I asked if I could interview Jack, who was an acquaintance of mine. We met at the wonderful old Brown Derby on Vine Street. And at the end of the interview, Jack said, ‘Kevin, how did it go for you?’ Nobody’s ever asked me that before. And I said, ‘well fine, Jack. It wasn’t a really deep, searching, great big Sunday in-depth feature. It was a fine, daily interview. Why do you ask?’ And he said, ‘because I’ve never been interviewed before.’ I’ve dined out on that story.” What other stars have you interviewed? “I interviewed such legends as Bette Davis, Gloria Swanson and Joan Crawford. I had a friendship with Joan. These were incredible ladies.” Did you become friends with many celebrities? “I had three extraordinary friendships with George Cukor, the great director, Fritz Lang, who was one of the great pioneer directors of world cinema, and actress Mae West. I learned a great deal from them and I had wonderful experiences with them, learning about courage, character and bravery. Cukor was a great, great mentor to me, as he was to many people. He really taught his friends the meaning of friendship. And Fritz Lang was, quite flatly, like a father to me. Fritz had a reputation among many circles for being a monster on the set. He terrified most people. But he was really so consistently loving, constructive and concerned. I loved him dearly. And Mae, well, Mae was just fun.” Who are the stars of this generation? “I think Jack Nicholson is as great as any of the actors from the golden era. Among the younger crowd, those two Aussies — Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman — are the most versatile and far-ranging and chance-taking. They are just amazing star performers with tremendous range and depth ... I’m crazy about John C. Reilly as a character support. And Jennifer Aniston has a big talent which hasn’t really been fulfilled yet. And my, Reese Witherspoon! She was wonderful as June Carter in ‘Walk the Line.’” What do you think of cinema today? “I don’t want to sound like a total old hoagie, but I do think many pictures are crappier than ever. But I think that every year, thank God, and I’m speaking only about Hollywood, because world cinema manages to come out with amazing stuff year-in-and-out, there are always a handful of really quality pictures. “American Beauty” was absolutely major. “Far From Heaven” is another example. And “The Good Girl” showed that Jennifer Aniston can really act. Also, Clint Eastwood is great. He is such a wonderful man and has always given me credit for being the first person to really support his work seriously as a director at the beginning.” Has going to the movies changed with time as well? “It’s more of an ordeal now. It used to be very casual. Now you’ve got to plot. And now It’s all going on on the Westside. You try to go to Hollywood or even to Culver City for a

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screening ... it’s a shockeroo. Going to the movies is such an ordeal that it makes me sit there on my fat ass and look at DVDs instead of getting out of the house, which is bad.”

You were a large proponent of independent, foreign and off-beat films in your reviews. Do you think these types of films have gained popularity over time? “American indies are pretty popular now. They’ve shoved a lot of the foreign subtitles off of the screens because you automatically have more audiences for something that’s in English. I know people with doctorate’s degrees who are so unsophisticated that they won’t sit through subtitles, which is incredibly stupid. The DVD revolution also make the Cinematheque and archives and art museums even more important.” The American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre recently began showing of films which you selected. How did this opportunity present itself? “Early in the year, the Cinematheque kindly asked me if I would do a series. It was a way to thank me for my support over the years. My criteria was my most beloved films that I knew were beloved by other people. I want to continue to put pictures up that may be challenging, but speak to the emotions and heart; that people can love and cherish. I wanted movies that were enthralling experiences. On Friday, I presented “Gone With the Wind” and I mean, we were just blown away all over again. There’s always a hearty group who sticks around afterward to talk and ask questions. It’s the first time that I’ve actually been able to be in contact with my audience directly. It’s been so rewarding.” Favorite theater in Santa Monica? “The Aero, of course. Out of the city, I like the Arclight and the Grove, even though it’s difficult to get to.” What do you like most and least about living in Santa Monica? “The air in Santa Monica, for health reasons, is far healthier than in other parts of LA. I like the climate here. And living off of Montana, I have many stores and necessities within a convenient distance. But this is the first year I’ve really lived in Santa Monica. Of the other 30 years, I came home and went to bed. So right now, I’m in a period where I don’t have many close friends in Santa Monica. I still have yet to discover ways In which to participate In life In Santa Monica more. I know that there’s a lot going on, and in the future, I might find myself getting a little more engaged in the life of the community.” What are you up to now? “The paper has called me back to do occasional features and reviews since I retired, which has been very good for my self-esteem. It keeps the byline alive. Nearly 40 years ago, I met Walter Winchell and he looked at me and he said: ‘Hold onto your byline.’ Now I understand what that means. Journalism is addictive and seductive. You get hooked on seeing your byline.” What’s next for you? “I finally figured out how to write something about Mae West which is new, but doesn’t try to emulate the very excellent biographies which have been written about her. There have been a number of incisive, provocative, brilliantly researched books on Mae and her importance in the American culture during the 20th century. I have figured a way to do it differently.” Editor’s note: On Nov. 15, Thomas will present “Some Like It Hot” in his continuing series at the Aero. news@smdp.com.


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Lowdown on Downtown appears upbeat SCHOOLS, from page 1

interest groups are concerned about the area’s vitality in the wake of new retail developments nearby, including The Grove, The Bridge, and the recently renovated Westfield shopping center in Century City. “People seemed to concur that downtown is healthy and vibrant, and while we are not perfect, we are still a very desirable destination,” said Kathleen Rawson, the executive director of Bayside. “The issues regarding the homeless population and the quality of life come up in all the surveys, which lets us know that we have a ways to go ... but the results of the surveys are encouraging.” More than 900 people were interviewed on the street, over the phone and during

community forums over the last few months. PUMA focused intensively on hosting forums with businesses, property owners and residents from downtown and across Santa Monica, while CIC Research Inc., conducted face-to-face interviews with downtown visitors, as well as telephone surveys at a cost of roughly $20,000, Rawson said. Among the key findings of the surveys are visitors’ general satisfaction with the variety of retail, restaurants and entertainment choices offered in downtown. Respondents also enjoyed the area’s eclectic mix of street performers and close proximity to the beach and pier. Aside from aggressive panhandling and the difficulty in finding parking, visitors have few complaints. The alleys need some work and City Hall should direct more

resources for traffic control on the weekends, when cars sit bumper-to-bumper for blocks as drivers try to make their way to downtown, the surveys said. The most encouraging news of all seems to be the willingness of key stakeholders to increase their investment in downtown improvements, that is with the understanding that City Hall will chip in as well. Brad Segal, president of PUMA, said community buy-in will be key in keeping downtown a competitive and vibrant district, and judging from the results of the survey, people seem ready. More than 75 percent of the roughly 150 people who participated in forums with Segal said they would be willing to consider additional assessments, or taxes, to reduce or

solve homeless issues. Sixty-six percent said they would be willing to take on additional costs to improve parking as well, with City Hall picking up the tab for updated streetscaping and other improvements to the area’s aesthetic. “I think the surveys show that we’ve got some support to look at alternatives that we haven’t taken advantage of before,”Rawson said. “We are not sure what those alternatives will be because we are trying to come together as a community around a list of objectives ... so we can be on the same page. We can’t be all things to all people, but we definitely want to take care of what we have. We don’t want a lot of deferred maintenance in the city’s living room.” KEVINH@SMDP.COM

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in Santa Monica. The sample includes residents in rent-controlled units, excluding tenants in Section 8 affordable housing, in owner-occupied complexes with three or fewer units, and in properties under the Ellis Act, a now-defunct law that allowed landlords to evict tenants to remove their units from the market. The breakdown between renters who moved into a unit before and after 1999 was almost evenly split. “The main conclusion that came out was, not surprisingly, the amount of people who moved into the unit before 1999 had rented longer in the city than those who had moved into the unit after 1999,” said Godbe’s Brian Murray. The survey divided the sample population into three regions — south of Pico Boulevard, north of Wilshire Boulevard and Mid-City. North of Wilshire

Boulevard is the most popular area, with 42 percent of the sample, followed by Mid-City, at 32 percent, and south of Pico Boulevard, with 26 percent. Overall, the study found that tenants who moved in following the vacancy decontrol law’s inception had fewer problems with landlords, paid higher rent on average, experienced better maintenance quality and were expected to live at their current residence for a shorter period of time. Approximately 20 percent of the renters said they have lived in the city between 10 and 15 years, while 15 percent said they have lived in the city for more than 26 years. Just 6 percent of those polled said they lived in Santa Monica for less than two years. Tenants who moved in before 1999 pay, on average, $860 a month in rent. Those who moved in after 1999 pay an average of $1,405. The survey also broke down rent by income and found that tenants who made

less than $20,000 a year paid an average of $830 a month. But those who made between $40,000 and $60,000 annually paid approximately $200 more a month. The finding that rent corresponds to level of income confirms the purpose of the Rent Control Law, said Rent Control Board member Jeffrey Sklar. “It doesn’t look like, from your study, that you could have a lot of wealthy people in cheap apartments,” Sklar said. “It looks like all this criticism we’ve been hearing for the past 25 years might be people’s opinions without anything behind it.” Income versus rent was also broken down by move-in date — tenants who made less than $20,000 a year and moved in before 1999 paid, on average, $723 a month. Tenants in the same income bracket who moved in after 1999 paid approximately $300 more a month The majority of renters who moved in before 1999 are 50 years of age and older.

Tenants who moved in after 1999 were more likely to say they have a good relationship with their landlords over maintenance issues as opposed to those who moved into the unit before vacancy decontrol. The newer tenants said they also found their apartments in better condition when they moved in. For example, 78 percent of renters who moved in after 1999 said their apartment was freshly painted. Around 56 percent of tenants who moved in before 1999 said the same thing. While the majority of renters said they have never contacted the Rent Control Board before, those who moved in before 1999 were more likely to have contacted the board. The board plans to discuss the survey in depth during its next meeting. The survey will also be posted on the city’s web site. “What we want to do is to create a healthier community for landlords and tenants,” Sklar said. MELODYH@SMDP.COM

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The days in Santa Monica are getting shorter, after having reverted back to Standard Time early Sunday. Those hoping to catch a glimpse this evening can look for a 5:03 p.m. sunset.

COMMUNITY BRIEF CoHousing group schedules Palisades confab By Daily Press staff

The steadily growing Santa Monica CoHousing Group announces that its next informational and organizational meeting will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Palisades Park, on the lawn near Idaho Avenue, just west of Ocean Avenue. The meeting spot will be marked by a green flag and a green blanket. Anyone interested in learning more about cohousing is encouraged to attend and participate. (For your own comfort, please bring a chair and some drinking water.) The Santa Monica CoHousing Group is an umbrella organization intent on finding suitable property and supporting the formation of one or more cohousing projects in the Greater Santa Monica area within two years. People may join the group’s e-mail list and attend meetings for free, but voting privileges and “seniority rights” to live in future cohousing projects are reserved for paid-up members. While most people think CoHousing communities require large tracts in suburban and rural areas, many are being established in residential areas just like Santa Monica and most of Los Angeles. According to the CoHousing Association of the United States (www.cohousing.org), there are some 85 CoHousing communities in the U.S. that are completed and currently occupied, with about an equal number in various stages of formation and development. CoHousing combines the advantages of private condos, townhomes, and single-family residences with the benefits of more sustainable lifestyles, shared common facilities and strong connections with neighboring families. These intentional communities are created, owned, and managed by community residents rather than outside developers or landlords, and offer innovative and practical solutions to today’s financial, environmental and social challenges. For more information about CoHousing projects in Santa Monica and surrounding areas, visit the SaMo CoHo web site at www.consciousnesscentral.com/cohousing, or send an email to: SaMoCoHo@yahoo.com. General information about CoHousing in the U.S. and around the world is available at www.cohousing.org.

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BAGHDAD, Iraq — Suspected Sunni Arab gunmen killed 23 policemen Sunday, including 17 in one attack in the predominantly Shiite southern city of Basra, signaling the possible start of an intensified insurgent campaign against Iraq’s predominantly Shiite Muslim security forces. Political tension deepened in Baghdad when Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, the country’s highest-ranking Sunni politician, threatened to resign if Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki did not act quickly to eradicate two feared Shiite militias. Al-Maliki, a Shiite, depends heavily on the backing of the two Shiite political parties that run the militias and has resisted American pressure to eradicate the private armies — the Mahdi Army of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the Badr Brigade, the military wing of Iraq’s biggest Shiite political bloc, the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. Shiite gunmen, especially those of the Mahdi Army, are deeply involved in the sectarian killings that have brutalized Baghdad and central Iraq for months. Police have been targeted throughout the insurgency in an effort to destabilize the U.S.-supported government, but the number of attacks Sunday was a sharp step-up in attacks aimed at security services. The surge in violence also comes amid U.S. efforts to bring Sunni insurgents into a reconciliation process and a public squabble with al-Maliki over a timeline for crushing the Shiite militias and moving forward with measures to soothe the disaffected Sunni minority. Thirty-three people in all were slain across Iraq on Sunday in a second day of rising violence that ended a five-day lull in attacks after the end Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan. Officials also found 24 bodies, some of them decapitated, the latest victims of sectarian reprisal killings that have soared since Sunni bombers destroyed a Shiite shrine in Samarra, north of the capital, Feb. 22. Until that attack, the Sunni Arab insurgency was responsible for nearly all the violence in Iraq, both in attacks on American troops and the use of huge bombs aimed at Shiite civilians. Since Shiite militias and roaming death squads joined the fight, thousands of Iraqis have been tortured and killed on both sides of the sectarian divide, taking Baghdad and other mixed Shiite-Sunni regions in the center of the country to the brink of civil war. In the southern city of Basra on Sunday, gunmen dragged 15

policemen and two translators — instructors at the police academy — off a bus at the edge of town. Their bodies were found dumped throughout the city beginning about four hours later. Fourteen of the victims were Shiite, three were Sunni. Shiites are about 80 percent of the population in Basra, Iraq’s second-largest city. Police officers also were shot down in Baghdad and in Baqouba, a city 35 miles northeast of the capital. Anger over the destabilizing violence brought a political tremor when the top aide to al-Hashemi, the vice president, said his boss has threatened to resign unless the government quells the Shiite militias. “Yes, the vice president is threatening to quit. Our position dictates that we send a message to the government. We cannot live with this situation indefinitely,” said Mohammed Shaker. Losing al-Hashemi, the country’s top-ranked Sunni politician, would be a blow for the already shaky alMaliki government. The prime minister apparently was seeking to shore up support among his Shiite base by issuing a series of angry statements last week denouncing U.S. plans for a timeline to measure progress as an infringement of Iraqi sovereignty. The eruption led to a hastily arranged video conversation between al-Maliki and President Bush on Saturday. Afterward, a top al-Maliki aide said the Iraqi leader was using American voter dissatisfaction with the war as a lever to strengthen his position with the United States. The public spat arose after U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad outlined adjustments in U.S. policy that called for al-Maliki to set timelines for progress on a series of tasks, including disbanding militias. In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Khalilzad said the squabble was a misunderstanding. “That was a problem in how what I said was interpreted or translated to him and how it was played by some of the media here. What he understood as it was explained to him was that I had determined what issues and by when the Iraqis had to decide,” the ambassador said. Iraqi court officials, meanwhile, said a verdict in Saddam Hussein’s first trial would definitely be handed down as scheduled on Nov. 5, two days before the American elections. Asked by CNN to address speculation that the timing of the verdict was motivated to affect voting, Khalilzad denied the Bush administration had anything to do with the trial court’s operations or its verdict.

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ABUJA, Nigeria — A Nigerian airliner with 104 people on board slammed into the ground moments after takeoff on Sunday — the third deadly crash of a passenger plane in less than a year in this West African nation known for its notoriously unsafe air industry. Six people survived, and the rest were believed dead. Among those killed was the man regarded as the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s Muslims, and thousands of people gathered at a regional airport to receive his body. The Boeing 737 crashed one minute after taking off from Abuja airport, said Sam Adurogboye, an Aviation Ministry spokesman. President Olusegun Obasanjo ordered an immediate investigation into the cause of the crash, his spokeswoman Remi Oyo said. Rescue workers found debris from the smashed plane, body parts and luggage strewn over an area the size of a football field. The plane went down inside the sprawling airport compound about two miles from the runway. Smoke rose from the aircraft’s mangled and smoldering fuselage. Its tail hung from a tree. Emergency workers pulled blackened corpses from the wreckage, then covered the bodies with white sheets and hauled them away in stretchers. An Associated Press reporter counted at least 50 cadavers, though other bodies had been transported earlier to local morgues. Through the day, airport security officials kept back anxious people seeking information about friends or loved ones. Adurogboye said 104 passengers and crew had been aboard

the doomed flight, and he knew of six survivors who had been taken to a hospital.“Obviously the rest are feared dead,” he said. The plane was bound for the northwest city of Sokoto, about 500 miles northwest of Abuja, state radio said, adding that it had gone down during a storm. Witnesses said there was a rainstorm around the time the aircraft took off, but rains later subsided, giving way to overcast skies. In an announcement broadcast on state radio, the Sokoto state government announced the sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Maccido, died in the crash. Maccido headed the National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria. The panel determines when Muslim fasts should begin and end, and decides policy for Nigeria’s overwhelmingly Sunni Muslims. Maccido was immediately flown to Sokoto, where thousands of people were at the airport to receive his body. He was buried Sunday in accordance with Islamic custom, and the Sokoto state government declared six days of mourning. Mustapha Shehu, spokesman for the Sokoto state government, had said earlier that the sultan’s son, Muhammed Maccido, a senator, also was aboard the flight, along with Abdulrahman Shehu Shagari, son of former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari, who was in office between 1979 and 1983. Their fates were not immediately known. About half of Nigeria’s 130 million people are Muslims. The country is the most populous in Africa and the continent’s leading oil exporter. Oyo said Obasanjo was “deeply and profoundly shocked and saddened ... he offers condolences to all Nigerians, especially family, friends and associates of those who may have been on board.”


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“Black cats already suffer a stigma because of their color,” said Gail Buchwald, vice president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter in New York City. “Why penalize them any more by limiting the times when they can be adopted?” Idaho Humane Society spokeswoman Dee Fugit said that while the temporary adoption bans used to be more common, several years of working in Idaho has proven to her there’s no need for such measures. “If somebody comes in here and they’re strange enough that we’d question why they’re adopting a black cat on Halloween, then we’re probably not going to adopt any animal to them,” Fugit said from her Boise office. “It doesn’t seem to be a justifiable reason for not adopting black cats.

We are absolutely inundated with cats that need homes right now.” Black cats tend to be adopted less often than other felines, Buchwald said. A study published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science in 2002 comparing coat color in shelter animals found that black or dark brown cats were much less likely to be adopted than white, gray or mixedcolor cats, Buchwald said. “Behaviorally, there’s no difference from the color of the cat. It’s tied into this whole mythology about the animal — don’t let it cross your path or some foreboding or foreshadowing of evil — and that’s an outdated superstition,” she said. It’s not clear exactly how many shelters still seasonally ban black cat adoptions, said Kim Intino, the director of animal sheltering issues for The Humane Society of the United States, but it’s a trend that seems to be fading — along with the once-common bans on bunny adoptions around Easter

or puppy adoptions as Christmas gifts. “If there were people out there performing rituals with animals, then I would think that Halloween would be a time for that, but a good adoption process would tend to weed that out,” Intino said. “There’s going to be incidents of weird abuse that happen no matter what. The remedy is not banning black cat adoptions.” As for pet-lovers dying to take home a feline in Kootenai County, the shelter is happy to adopt out animals, Morgan said. Would-be black-cat owners will simply have to wait a few days. There are plenty to choose from — out of 97 cats at the shelter, 28 are black, he said. If nothing else, he said, the ban gives the shelter a chance to educate the public about other dangers pets may face during the Halloween season. “It gives us a chance to remind people about safety and their pets. Always make sure that you keep Halloween candy out of the reach of pets, and if you own any cat I would make sure it stays inside. Dogs can get frightened by all the kids in costume, and the constant door opening of trick-or-treating gives animals a chance to run away,” he said.

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Taking‘rough’out of roughing it BY SUSAN SPANO ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

GIANT SEQUOIA NATIONAL MONUMENT, Calif. — The forest setting is rugged, but the digs are not. Plump beds, clean linen, cozy tents and an onsite gourmet chef beckon hike-in guests to this luxury camp. No pain, no gain. That’s what people always say to get you to do something hard, like carry 30 pounds of gear on your back, sleep on the ground, eat freeze-dried food and go without a bath. But if you had the chance to get into the wilderness without such hassle wouldn’t you take it? Some die-hard lovers of the great outdoors claim to appreciate the hardships of backpacking. But I felt plenty appreciative when I heard I could sleep on clean sheets and eat gourmet meals at a new luxury tent camp in Giant Sequoia National Monument. Sequoia High Sierra Camp sits on 40 of the 49,000 acres of private land that was grandfathered into the monument. The camp is pitched on a steep hill at 8,200 feet above sea level. Halfway up the mountainside is the massive open-air wood dining pavilion and below it the bathhouse with flush toilets and hot showers. The 36 tents, each outfitted with two plump twin beds covered in double-sheeted duvets and Pendleton blankets, are in clusters. Graded gravel paths connect everything.

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shanks on goat cheese risotto and creme brulee for dessert. It’s all just as Hughes hoped — a civilized, convivial air prevails. Guests talk about the hikes they took during the day, their bad knees and bear encounters (though none had been spotted in the camp). Nearby trails lead to Rowell Meadow, Kanawyer Gap, Mount Maddox and Agnew Grove. For the ambitious, there’s a 13-mile round trip south to Seville Lake. Of course, you could spend the day reading in your canvas tent. They have screen doors and see-through mesh panels on all four sides, providing mountain views but limited privacy. They are roomy and comfortable, with concrete floors, a table and chairs, lanterns and sealed canisters for stashing items that might attract field mice or bears. Organic toiletries, fresh towels and a basket for carrying them to the bathhouse are also provided

If You Go ... GETTING THERE: From Fresno, take California Highway 180 through the Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park entrance station for one mile and turn right at the Y intersection. You will be on the Generals Highway; follow this road for six miles until you reach the Big Meadows Horse Corral Road. Turn left onto this road. Follow signs on this road to the Marvin Pass trailhead. Detailed hiking directions for the 1 1/2 miles on the Marvin Pass Trail are posted there. You can also take a more difficult 11-mile hiking route on the Twin Lakes Trail, starting from Lodgepole Campground in adjacent Sequoia National Park. GENERAL INFORMATION: Call the Sequoia High Sierra Camp at (866) 654-2877. The camp is open next year from June 15 until Oct. 7, weather permitting. Rates are $250 per person, per day, based on double occupancy, and include accommodations and three home-style daily meals.

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O’Reilly dances around the issues Bill O’Reilly walked out for his appearance on David Letterman’s “Late Show” with a plastic shield. He could have used it. “That’s cute, that’s nice,” Letterman said on Friday night’s show. “You come out with toys.” Letterman and the Fox News Channel talk show host renewed their prickly confrontation from January, when Letterman told him “I have the feeling about 60 percent of what you say is crap.”

Even before O’Reilly came out, Letterman made his feelings clear. “I’m secretly hoping when Bill O’Reilly comes out here, I’ll have the opportunity to call him a bonehead,” Letterman said. They discussed the Iraq war and the upcoming midterm election, with O’Reilly saying that Americans are depressed by the progress of the Iraq war and that they would rather watch escapist entertainment

like “Dancing with the Stars” than the news. He asked Letterman: “Are you going to be on `Dancing with the Stars’?” “Ha ha,” Letterman said. “You bonehead.” Letterman said that like many Americans, he was so angered in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that he wanted to strike out, and didn’t oppose the Iraq war at its beginning. As

time has gone on, he said he has realized that was wrong. Asked by O’Reilly whether he wanted the Americans to win the war, Letterman said he wanted a solution that would result in the least loss of American lives. As part of their confrontation, O’Reilly said Letterman was guilty of oversimplifying a complicated situation. “You’re putting words in my mouth,” he told Letterman at one point.

“You’re putting artificial facts in your head,” Letterman responded. O’Reilly told the audience that he and Letterman were really friends. “This whole thing is a big act,” he said. Letterman never agreed with him. “I have no idea what I’m talking about,” Letterman said. “But I don’t think you do, either.”

checks to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation for the chance to dine, play golf and attend a Rolling Stones concert with him. Clinton, who turned 60 in August, has already observed the occasion at parties on Martha’s Vineyard and in Toronto. This weekend’s bash — a

fundraiser — is being co-hosted by Chelsea Clinton and by Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton friend and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Sen. Hillary Clinton is expected to attend at least some of the events. The festivities were to include a series of cocktail parties and

dinners across New York, and golf in New Jersey. The centerpiece events were a dinner Saturday night at the Museum of Natural History, and a private Rolling Stones concert at New York’s historic Beacon Theater on Sunday. Tickets to the three-day affair started at $60,000, with a VIP

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Rising star Obama rocking it Lone Star style U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, promoting his latest book, got a rock star’s reception Saturday at a venue that’s usually much less welcoming of Democrats — the Texas Capitol. Several hundred people filled the House chamber to hear the

possible presidential candidate speak at the 11th annual Texas Book Festival, an event begun by first lady Laura Bush when her husband was governor. Much of the crowd shrieked and jumped to its feet when Obama walked in through a side

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about 180 writers — including children’s author Louis Sachar and novelist, playwright and political pundit Gore Vidal — are expected to attend the free weekend festival, which raises money for public libraries. AP

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Michael J. Fox laughed off criticism of his appearance in recent political ads in support of embryonic stem cell research, but said his mother was not as amused. “She was not happy,” Fox said during an interview aired Sunday’s on ABC’s “This Week.” Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease, said his mother, Phyllis, was with him when he shot the ads and knew that he “was struggling to stay still. Because I truly wanted to stay still. It’s more comfortable. It’s not comfortable to be moving around.” Fox, who supports embryonic stem cell research as a possible cure for Parkinson’s, drew some conservative criticism after a Missouri ad began running during the World Series. It showed Fox visibly shaking while urging viewers to vote yes for stem-cell research and for a Democratic Senate candidate over the Republican incumbent. Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh criticized him, claiming that Fox was “either off his

medication or acting.” Limbaugh, who apologized later in his broadcast, called Fox “really shameless” in his effort to stir up sympathy. Fox said he was neither acting nor off his medication. “I’m experienced enough and mature enough to take my licks,” said Fox, who was shaking during the interview aired Sunday. “But I know the community was really hurt by it. And it really brings up the specter of, ‘go away, shut the window, shut the doors, close the curtains and suffer, and don’t let us know,’ because it’s a fearful response.” Fox, 45, who starred on TV’s “Family Ties” and “Spin City” as well as the “Back to the Future” films, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991 and revealed his condition publicly in 1998. In 2000, he quit full-time acting because of his symptoms and founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which has raised millions of dollars.

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HOLIDAY HELP at the Kiehl’s Store on Montana Ave. Approx 30 hrs/week. Call (310)255-0055 IMMEDIATE POSITIONS available in the housekeeping department of Century City Doctors Hospital. All shifts available, PT/FT. Hospital housekeeping preferred. Call (310) 557-7194 for interview. IMMEDIATE POSITIONS available in the environmental service department of St. John’s Health Center. Looking for housekeeper/floor tech. PT/FT. Hospital experience preferred. Call (310) 829-8431 for interview LOAN OFFICER GREAT INCOME opportunity Train to be a loan officer. P/T F/T no real estate license required. Bilingual a + Ken (310)566-7320 PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST – fax Resume to 310 571-3418 visit www.sphvalue.com for company info PRINTING. BINDERY/DELIVERY person full time, busy West LA print shop. 310-478-7173 RADIO INTERVIEW booker, part-time, up to $20/hr, Santa Monica (310) 998-8305 xt 82 REAL ESTATE broker needs sales person/personal assistant. Needs fluent English, college education preferred. Part-time, small salary plus commission. (310)820-6059 RECEPTIONIST FOR Santa Monica Real Estate Developer, answer phones, file, fax, copy documents, some data entry. Proficient in word/excel, type 30wpm. Barrington Staffing 310-453-4289 SEEKING STYLIST for Santa Monica salon. Great environment. Reasonable rent. Call Don (310) 315-1098. VIEWRIDGE ESTATES Mediterranean 4 BR, 3.5 BA Master w FP, Spa Tub Heated Pool & Spa, Mtn. Views $5,900 per Mo. SD Neg. www.malibusands.org 800-714-4993

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2162301 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ARRANAGA FAMILY PARTNERSHIP, 78 W. STATE, PASADENA, CA 91105. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GABRIELLE BUCKLEY, 78 W. STATE, PASADENA, CA 91105, MARY C. LANDIS, 5201 EL ROBLE, LONG BEACH, CA 90803, ROBERT ARRANAGA FAMILY TRUST, 25 RIVO ALTO CANAL, LONG BEACH, CA 90803, ROBERT C. ARRANAGA, 2130 HILL DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90041, PAUL G. ARRANAGA, 35641 BEACH RD, CAPISTRANO BEACH, CA 92624, TERESA M. WIVIOTT, 307 WEST HALLAM, ASPEN, CO 81611, EDWARD ARRANAGA, 2127 KENILWORTH, LOS ANGELES, CA 90039, LILIA C. ARRANAGA, 13910 FREIBURG STREET, WHITTIER, CA 90602 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/: GABRIELLE BUCKLEY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/28/2006. 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 10/9/2006, 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006

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Your ad could run here! Call us today at (310) 458-7737 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. SS014800 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles Petition of KYMBERLY ANN WOHRLE for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner or Attorney: KYMBERLY ANN WOHRLE filed a petition with this court for a decree of changing names as follows: KYMBERLY ANN WOHRLE to KYMBERLY ANN STOCKDALE and KYMBERLY A. WOHRLE to KYMBERLY A. STOCKDALE and KYMBERLY WOHRLE to KYMBERLY STOCKDALE. The court orders that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Notice of Hearing: Date: DECEMBER 14, 2006 Time: 9:00, Dept. A., Room 104 The address of the court is 1725 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Santa Monica Daily Press. Date: October 20, 2006 JUDGE TILLMON Judge Pro Tem 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006, 11/20/2006 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. SS014752 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles Petition of RICHARD MICHAEL PELUSE AND ELKE FRANZISKA SEHR-PELUSE for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner or Attorney: RICHARD MICHAEL PELUSE AND ELKE FRANZISKA SEHR-PELUSE filed a petition with this court for a decree of changing names as follows: RICHARD MICHAEL PELUSE to RICHARD MICHAEL PELUSI and ELKE FRANZISKA SEHR-PELUSE to ELKE FRANZISKA SEHR-PELUSI. The court orders that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Notice of Hearing: Date: NOVEMBER 16, 2006 Time: 9:00, Dept. A., Room 104 The address of the court is 1725 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Santa Monica Daily Press. Date: October 3, 2006 LINDA K. LEFKOWITZ Judge of the Superior Court 10/9/2006, 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2138612 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PCR AND PCP; PRODUCTIONS INTERPRICES $, 5316 CAHUENGA BLV APT #2, N. HOLLYWOOD, CA, 91601. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : PEDRO CURIEL, 5316 CAHUENGA BLV APT #2, N. HOLLYWOOD, CA, 91601; LUCINO CARDOZO, 12700 S. BROADWAY, LA, CA, 90061 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/: PEDRO CURIEL; LUCINO CARDOZO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/26/2006. 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 10/9/2006, 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2177692 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FESSIER RENTALS, 11503 BEVERLY DRIVE, WHITTIER, CA, 90601-2602. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BARBARA L. FESSIER, 11503 BEVERLY DRIVE, WHITTIER, CA, 90601-2602; ELTON M. FESSIER, 11503 BEVERLY DRIVE, WHITTIER, CA, 90601-2602 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)10/1/1963. /s/: BARBARA L. FESSIER; ELTON M. FESSIER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/29/06 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 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2204046 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Arianne Tunney Design, 44 Rose Ave, Apt 4, Venice, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Arianne Sprengers Tunney, 44 Rose Ave, Apt 4, Venice, CA 90291 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)6/1/2006. /s/: Arianne Tunney This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/3/2006. 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 10/9/2006, 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2162341 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BABY VEND; BABY VEND INTERNATIONAL, 4822 HOLLOW CORNER RD. #177, CULVER CITY, CA, 90230. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KELLAN B. JAMES, 4822 HOLLOW CORNER RD. #177, CULVER CITY, CA, 90230; ALMA R. LIMON, 1417 SYDNEY DR., COMMERCE, CA, 90040 This Business is being

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2125833 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WESTLAKE WIRELESS WHOLESALE; AI # ON: 2836383, 636 S. ALVARADO STREET SUITE 157, LOS ANGELES, CA 90057. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : WITMER AUTO SERVICE, INC., 812 S. WESTLAKE AVE 205, LOS ANGELES, CA 90057 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/: WITMER AUTO SERVICE, INC., HUGO CASTANEDA, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/22/2006. 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 10/9/2006, 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2150268 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 50 50 COMPANY, 457 WEST LEXINGTON DR. #212, GLENDALE, CA 91203. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GAGIK VIRABYAN, 457 WEST LEXINGTON DR. #212, GLENDALE, CA 91203 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/: GAGIK This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/27/2006. 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 10/9/2006, 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2130043 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as VALENCANO, INC., 13030 SYCAMORE VILLAGE DR., NORWALK, CA, 90650. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VALENCANO, INC., 13030 SYCAMORE VILLAGE DR., NORWALK, CA, 90650 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/: VALENCANO, INC., ARTURO ALEX CANO, VICE-PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/25/2006. 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 10/9/2006, 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2115471 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INDIA'S TANDOORI; AI #/ON 2903744, 11819 WILSHIRE BLVD. STE. 206-08, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : NEW PUNJAB CAFE, INC., 1600 N. SAN FERNANDO BLVD. #108, BURBANK, CA, 91504 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/: NEW PUNJAB CAFE, INC., MANJIT KAUR, VICE-PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/22/2006. 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 10/9/2006, 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2162371 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SAO LABEL, 4751 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY #205, LONG BEACH, CA, 90804. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : PHIRUN ASHLYN SAO; 4751 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY #205, LONG BEACH, CA, 90804 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: PHIRUN A. SAO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/28/2006. 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 10/9/2006, 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2204047 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PREMIER PROPERTY PARTNER, GP, 615 HAMPTON DRIVE, UNIT C101, VENICE, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CHARLOTTE BJORLIN D. ELIA, 615 HAMPTON DRIVE, UNIT C101, VENICE, CA 90291, VALERIE FITZGERALD, 301 NORTH CANON, SUITE 215, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 This Business is being conducted by, a general partnership. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)4/6/2006. /s/: CHARLOTTE BJORLIN D. ELIA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/3/2006. 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 10/9/2006, 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2138687 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ALL YOO, 2303 WILSHIRE BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : TAE IM CORSEY, 831 S. GRAND VIEW, LOS ANGELES, CA 90057 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/: TAE IM CORSEY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/26/2006. 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 10/9/2006, 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2177565 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PEOPLE'S MORTGAGE; AI # ON: 2681778, 16555 SHERMAN WAY #C, VAN NUYS, CA, 91406. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VULCAN FINANCIAL CORP., 525 E. COLORADO BLVD. PH FLOOR, 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)9/30/2006. /s/: VULCAN FINANCIAL CORP., AMIR NASS, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/29/2006. 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

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This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/25/2006. 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 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006

ness is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)10/14/2006. /s/: R. JUODVALKIS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/20/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2309934 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WAGALICIOUS NATURAL PET FOODS, WAGALICIOUS PET FOODS, WAGALICIOUS, AI #/ON 2894534, 3417 WADE ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90066. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : HOFU INC, CALIFORNIA, 3417 WADE ST, LOS ANGELES, 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/: HOFU, INC., PRESIDENT, LAURA KAISER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/17/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006

titious name or names listed herein.. /s/: TERRY VAN DYCK This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/10/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006

CLOTHING, 1254 E. SWANEE LANE, WEST COVINA, CA, 91790. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : NOEL RODRIGUEZ, 1254 E. SWANEE LANE, WEST COVINA, CA, 91790; CHRISTOPHER M. RODRIGUEZ, 431 E. COVINA BLVD., COVINA, CA, 91722; ANDRES RAMIREZ, 1200 E. SWANEE LN, W. COVINA, CA, 91790; AARON WYNDER, 1254 E. SWANEE LANE, WEST COVINA, CA, 91790 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/: NOEL RODRIGUEZ; CHRIS RODRIGUEZ; ANDRES RAMIREZ; AARON WYNDER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/19/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2177562 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TRITON LENDING; AI # ON: 2681778, 1000 S. HOPE STREET, STE. #517, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90015. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VULCAN FINANCIAL CORP., 525 E. COLORADO BLVD., PHP FLOOR, 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)9/30/2006. /s/: VULCAN FINANCIAL CORP., AMIR NASS, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/29/2006. 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 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2177564 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as INTEGRITY CAPITAL; AI # ON: 2681778, 6101 W. CENTINELA AVE., SUITE 170, CULVER CITY, CA, 90230. 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)9/26/2006. /s/: VULCAN FINANCIAL CORP., AMIR NASS, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/29/2006. 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 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2177563 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GLOBAL NETWORK LENDERS; AI# ON: 2681778, 7840 FIRESTONE BLVD, SUITE 107, DOWNEY, CA, 90241. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VULCAN FINANCIAL CORP., 525 3. COLORADO BLVD. PH FLOOR, 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)9/30/2006. /s/: VULCAN FINANCIAL CORP., AMIR NASS, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/29/2006. 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 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2260867 RENEWAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DK'S DONUTS, 1614 SANTA MONICA BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90404. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BUN HUOT TAO, 1290 6TH ST N W, WH, FL 33881 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)1/1/1981. /s/: BUN H. TAO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/11/06. 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 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2129502 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TAXICAB COMPANY, CAB COMPANY, MELLOW YELLOW CAB, NOT SO YELLOW CAB, TAXI SERVICE, 15904 STRATHERN ST, #25, VAN NUYS, CA 91406. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VARDAN ROSYAN, 15904 STRATHERN ST, #25, VAN NUYS, CA 91406 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/: VARDAN ROSYAN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2234500 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ORIENTAL SHIATSU, 1913 SANTA MONICA BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90404. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ROBERT ROWLAND, 1913 SANTA MONICA BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90404 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: ROBERT ROWLAND This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/6/2006. 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 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2234501 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GHIGO PRESS, 46 ROSE AVE, VENICE, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KATHLEEN LOUISE MIDDLETON, 46 ROSE AVE, VENICE, CA 90291 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/: KATHLEEN LOUISE MIDDLETON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/6/2006. 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 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2161905 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ABSOLUTE VOICEOVER, 5850 BOWCROFT ST, #4, LOS ANGELES, CA 90016. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RICHARD ROSENBLATT, A.K.A. RICHARD TATUM, 5850 BOWCROFT ST, #4, LOS ANGELES, CA 90016, ZACHARY T. HANKS, 859 S. SPAULDING AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90036 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/: RICHARD ROSENBLATT, ZACHARY T. HANKS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/28/2006. 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 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2149851 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MY KOZY, 4116 ALBRIGHT AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90066. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CINDY NGUYEN, 4116 ALBRIGHT AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90066 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: CINDY NGUYEN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/27/2006. 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 10/16/2006, 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2336902 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ROLANDAS CONSTRUCTION, 12258 MONTANA AVE, #1B, LOS ANGELES, CA 90049. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ROLANDAS JUODVALKIS, 300 CALIFORNIA AVE, #12A, SM, CA 90403 This Busi-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2307158 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE LAW OFFICE OF ATYRIA S. CLARK, 1158 26TH STREET, #783, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : THE LAW OFFICE OF ATYRIA S. CLARK, P.A., FLORIDA, 1158 26TH STREET, #783, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: THE LAW OFFICE OF ATYRIA S. CLARK, P.A., OWNER/PRESIDENT, ATYRIA S. CLARK, ESQ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/17/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2307178 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CLEARCOAST, 814 26TH ST., SANTA MONICA, CA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DENISE M. BUCZEK DBA CLEARCOAST, 814 26TH ST., 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)10/13/2006. /s/: DENISE M. BUCZEK This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/17/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2316906 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AP ELITE SERVICES, WWW.SEEKMYNANNY.COM, 1280 S. BARRINGTON AVE, #9, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : PATRICIA MARIE PASSARETTI, 1280 S. BARRINGTON AVE, #9, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025, ANGEL JONES, 1280 S. BARRINGTON AVE, #9, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 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/: PATRICIA M. PASSARETTI, ANGEL JONES This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/18/06. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2380401 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LOOX CAR, 4540 HAZELTINE AVE, #1, SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91423. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : EMIL MERGREH, 4540 HAZELTINE AVE, #1, SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91423 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/: EMIL MERGREH This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/26/2006. 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 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006, 11/20/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2309950 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SALAZAR FAMILY CHILD DAY CARE, 2125 WALGROVE AVE, W. LOS ANGELES, CA 90066. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ROSARIO B. SALAZAR, 2125 WALGROVE AVE, W. 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)8/16/2005. /s/: ROSARIO B. SALAZAR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/17/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2336901 RENEWAL FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as REAL PROPERTY GROUP, 948 20TH STREET, #E, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA 90403. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOSEPH PALAZZOLO, 948 20TH STREET, #E, 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)10/24/2001. /s/: JOSEPH PALAZZOLO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/20/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2118153 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ROBERT DURON PHOTOGRAPHY; YOUR PHOTO PROS, 127 PROSPECT AVE., SUITE A, LONG BEACH, CA, 90803. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ROBERT DURON, 127 PROSPECT AVE., SUITE A, LONG BEACH, CA, 90803 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/: ROBERT DURON; SHANNON AMBORN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 9/22/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2247155 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE NATURE CREATION, 500 LAKEWOOD CENTER MALL #2, LAKEWOOD, CA, 90712. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : AURELIANO YEPEZ, 14818 ELAINE AVE, NORWALK, CA, 90650 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: AURELIANO YEPEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/10/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2250758 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MAGIC CARPET & SUPPLY, 416 S. 5TH AVE., LA PUENTE, CA, 91746. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOSE GARCIA JIMENEZ, 416 S. 5TH AVE., LA PUENTE, CA, 91746 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 GARCIA JIMENEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/10/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2336903 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RESTORATIVE REIKI, HEAL YOUR HOUSE, THE LAST OUTPOST, 221 S. BARRINGTON, 202, LOS ANGELES, CA 90049. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOAN MCSWEENEY WEIR, 221 S. BARRINGTON, 202, LOS ANGELES, CA 90049 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/: JOAN MCSWEENEY WEIR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/20/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2253254 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SEA CLIFF FENCE/INRONWORKS; SEA CLIFF CONSTRUCTION, 12592 DAPHNE DR., RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, 91739. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : PETER JACKSON, 12592 DAPHNE DR., RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, 91739; CARLOS VASQUEZ, 9211 MCNERNY ST., SOUTH GATE, CA, 90280 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/: PETER JACKSON; CARLOS SANCHEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/10/2006. 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 10/23/2006, 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2326711 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PUBLIC MENACE

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2316401 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ONE STOP MINI MART, 1835 SOUTH MAIN STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90015. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MAURICIO SANCHEZ, 530 SOUTH NORMANDIE AVE. #4, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90020; YESENIA MORELOS, 530 SOUTH NORMANDIE AVE #4, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90020 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/: MAURICIO SANCHEZ; YESENIA MORELOS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/18/2006. 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 10/30/2006, 11/20/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2350062 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LESLIE PODOLSKY DESIGN, 2332 FOX HILLS DR, #301, LOS ANGELES, CA 90064. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LESLIE PODOLSKY, 2332 FOX HILLS DR, #301, LOS ANGELES, CA 90064 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)10/23/2006. /s/: LESLIE PODOLSKY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/23/2006. 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 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006, 11/20/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2360173 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PRECISION LOCK & KEY, 2206 LINCOLN BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90405. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : EFRAIN NAVARRO, 4431 10TH AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90043, CESAR NAVARRO, 144 W. KELSO ST., INGLEWOOD, CA 90301 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/: EFRAIN NAVARRO, CESAR NAVARRO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/24/2006. 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 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006, 11/20/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2380403 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 99 BLUE BANANAS; AI #/ON 2813785, 3651 S. BENTLEY AVE, LA, CA 90034. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : STARNET HOME SYSTEMS, INC., (CA), 3651 S. BENTLEY AVE, LA, 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/: STARNET HOME SOLUTIONS, INC., CEO, A. YANNOUKOS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/26/2006. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW

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SON, CA, 90810 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/: GUILLERMO HERNANDEZ; LETICIA HERNANDEZ; GERALDO CARRILLO; ALEJANDRA VALDEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/13/2006. 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 10/30/2006, 11/20/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2380404 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DAVID LIVINGSTONE CONSULTING, LIFE TRAINING INTERNATIONAL, 1457 12TH STREET, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DAVID F. LIVINGSTONE, 1457 12TH STREET, 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/: DAVID LIVINGSTONE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/26/2006. 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 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006, 11/20/2006

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2306576 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FOREVER TAN, 1106-B NORTH CITRUS STREET, COVINA, CA, 91722. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KERRY GRIEGO, 15930 THREE PALMS, HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA, 91745 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: KERRY GRIEGO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/17/2006. 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 10/30/2006, 11/20/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2360153 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PREMIUM PROPERTIES, 16429 SHADOW MOUNTAIN DRIVE, PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KAPIL VIR MUNJAL, 723 PALISADES BEACH ROAD, #104, SANTA MONICA, CA 90402 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: KAPIL VIR MUNJAL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/24/2006. 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 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006, 11/20/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2326471 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE SWEET SPOT, 2100 E. FIRST STREET, LA, CA,90033. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RITA NAJJAR, 3923 FLOWER DR., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90037 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)10/15/2006. /s/: RITA NAJJAR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/19/2006. 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 10/30/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006, 11/20/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2287046 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS; TECHNOLOGY TECHS, 7043 N. MUSCATEL AVE., SAN GABRIEL, CA, 91775. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GLADDYS GARCIA, 7043 N. MUSCATEL AVE., SAN GABRIEL, CA, 91775 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/: GLADDYS GARCIA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/13/2006. 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

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The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 10/30/2006, 11/20/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2316466 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as GORDOS 99 CTVS AND UP & MINI MART, 5159 SOUTH WESTERN, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90062. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARIA CRISTINA OLIVIER, 1434 W. 30TH ST., LA, CA, 90007 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: MARIA OLIVIER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 10/18/2006. 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 10/30/2006, 11/20/2006, 11/6/2006, 11/13/2006 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 06 2306857 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TABBMEDIA, 955 MALTMAN AVE., LA, CA, 90026. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BENJAMIN TABB, 955 MALTMAN AVE., LA, CA, 90026; JAMIESON TABB, 955 MALTMAN AVE., LA, CA, 90026 This Business is being conducted by, co-partners. 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