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Elevated borrowing fees sock taxpayers BY JUDY LIN Associated Press Writer

SACRAMENTO California’s need to borrow billions to handle its basic government expenses in a soured credit market is costing taxpayers millions of dollars in heightened bank fees. State treasury figures reviewed by The Associated Press show California paid $11.5 million to dozens of banks and financial firms for selling a $5 billion short-term loan in October. In comparison, California paid $3.8 million in fees when it took out a $7 billion note last year. Put another way, state taxpayers went from paying roughly $5.40 for every $10,000 borrowed to $23. California will continue paying high bank fees in the months ahead because it needs billions more to cover basic operating expenses. The higher fees represent just a fraction of California’s $14.8 billion budget deficit this fiscal year but anger

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Sculptor Graham dies at age 70 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTA MONICA Sculptor Robert Graham,

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Bad harvest, low demand threaten Pacific fishermen BY TERENCE CHEA Associated Press Writer

HALF MOON BAY An unusually weak Dungeness crab harvest is compounding the financial woes of West Coast fishermen who were already struggling with depressed consumer demand and the unprecedented collapse of the Pacific chinook salmon fishery. Commercial fishermen in California, Oregon and Washington are struggling to stay afloat financially. They say the downturn could force fishermen who depend heavily on crab and salmon to leave the shrinking ranks of the region’s fishing fleet.

“With this crab season being slim at best, it’s going to be pretty hard to make it through to the next one,” said 58-year-old Duncan MacLean, a commercial fisherman since 1972. “I would suspect there are going to be lots of people falling by the wayside.” The Dungeness season that began in mid-November is shaping up to be one of the least productive in years. In Half Moon Bay, about 25 miles south of San Francisco, MacLean and other crabbers are not doing much fishing because the catch is so poor and prices offered by seafood processors are so low. “It’s disappointing to everybody because you want to support your family,” said 45-

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whose massive bronze works mark civic monuments across America, including the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., died Saturday after an illness. He was 70. Graham died at the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital with his family at his side, including his wife, Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston. “Robert was an amazing sculptor who forever shaped the presence of sculpture art throughout California and the world. His work was truly influential and he will forever remain an icon in this state,” said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in a statement, adding he and first lady Maria Shriver were deeply saddened by Graham’s death. Born in Mexico City in 1938, Graham was educated at San Jose State College and the San Francisco Art Institute. Graham designed a number of prominent works in Los Angeles, including the “Great Bronze Doors” of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in 2002. The 25-ton entryway is topped by an angel, and was completed over 5 years by about 150 artists. Another work housed in Los Angeles is titled “Olympic Gateway,” and is comprised of the headless figures of a musclebound man and a woman. It marks the entryway to the Memorial Coliseum, where the 1984 Olympics were held. In Washington, Graham’s bronze sculptures mark the Roosevelt memorial, where bronze panels symbolize the 54 social programs that were initiated under the New Deal. Graham also created the life-size, bronze figure of President Roosevelt in his wheelchair at the entrance of the memorial. In Detroit, Graham created the Joe Louis Memorial, honoring the boxer with a 24foot bronze monument in the shape of a massive fist and forearm, suspended from a pyramid structure. In Kansas City, Missouri, Graham created an 18-foot monument to Charlie Parker, depicting the head of the jazz musician above the words “Bird Lives.” In New York City’s Central Park, Graham’s Duke Ellington Memorial stands 30 feet high, with three columns topped with the muses holding up an 8-foot figure of the famed musician next to a piano.


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Well it seems like since Obama's election good things are already beginning to happen. The oceans are getting cooler scientist say, the record snowy weather across America especially in New Orleans, and other things could be a signal that prosperity is in air. All this may just be a coincidence but it is worth giving a thought or two. When Bill Clinton was elected in 1992 and begin his presidency in ‘93, we had the "Winter Storm of ‘93" that paralyzed the South and other regions with record snow fall. The Bill Clinton presidency was a time of peace and prosperity for America. Regardless of what you think about President Bill Clinton, many of us remember that 1993-2000 were great years for America. Could history repeat itself with the election of Obama? Only time will tell for sure! Some cultures believe that snow is sign of coming prosperity and a fresh start. When it snowed early this year in Baghdad some speculated that the snow was a sign of peace. After years of the climate growing warmer, record natural disasters, wars, terrorism, and bad economic times, we are all ready for a change for the better. To the far left leaning Democrats that are upset with Obama for inviting Rick Warren to say a prayer at his inauguration, learn to forgive guys. Obama has given people who said bad things about him, didn't endorse him, didn't vote for him, and even said he was not ready to be President a place beside him in his cabinet. If Obama is willing to appoint people to his administration that he has not always agreed with, why can't you all just let Pastor Warren say a prayer even though you don't agree with him on some issues? That is why Obama won red states that no Democrat has won in 40 or 50 years because he reached out to those who don't always agree with him. That is something that the far left and the far right need to adopt as one of their ways of handling the business of government. Lincoln came under fire for trying to unite the North and the South. Obama is coming under fire for trying to unite Democrats and Republicans. A strong America must be a united America. A house divided cannot stand! One change we all need is to not let things we disagree on cause us to overlook the fact that we are all Americans, we are all God's creation, and we all must learn to work together. Let it snow, let it snow!

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The “Upset of the Year” Sammy goes to Robert Kronovet. This Republican property manager/realtor defied all odds and was the first non-Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights endorsee to win a seat on the Rent Control Board since rent control came in 30 years ago. The “Helping the Homeless” Sammy goes to West Coast Care for relocating over 500 homeless individuals “back home” since coming to Santa Monica in October, 2006. By working directly with the Santa Monica Police Department’s Homeless Liaison Program (HLP) team, WCC provides counseling and outreach services. WCC’s efforts in conjunction with the HLP team have resulted in less homeless on our streets and extraordinary success through providing life changing assistance in safe environments among family and friends for those who need it the most. The Sammy for “Best Neighborhood Group Leader” goes to Zina Josephs, Chair of Friends of Sunset Park. Zina is a workhorse. Her regular e-mail blasts to FOSP members about everything from airport updates to crimes in progress are amazing. Nothing escapes Josephs’ notice and she isn’t afraid to fight for her neighborhood. Well done, Zina. The "Hardest Working Reporter” Sammy goes to our own Melody Hanatani. She often covers and reports on up to three stories a day. Her reportage is always concise, interesting and informative. The Sammies for “Best Non-news Santa Monica Blog” go to the Santa Monica Distress Monitor (http://smdistress.blogspot.com/) and Westside Bubble (http://westsidebubble.blogspot.com/). Both blogs track the Santa Monica and adjacent residential real estate market. Distress Monitor blogmaster “Warchest” focuses on specific properties and blogs whether agent/sellers are on the mark, over-optimistic or delusional. Westside Bubble also reports on specific properties but is more statistically oriented and often features pricing and inventory graphs. PAR FOR THE COURSE

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The “Mountain Out of a Molehill” Sammy goes to the Santa Monica Treesavers who formed to fight a City Hall plan to remove unsafe ficus trees and relocate other healthy trees in the downtown area. Having lost that fight, they are now pressing for a city-recognized citizen tree commission. Oy gevald! The Sammy for “Lessons Never Learned” goes to the folks in cultural affairs for “Glow” — billed as “an all-night extravaganza of media, art, performances, music, and

sculpture” on the Santa Monica Pier and beach. When 100,000 folks turned up July 19 for the all night “rave on the sand,” the city dodged a bullet when the ultramellow crowd didn’t cause any serious incidents. The pier was so crowded that many activities had to be shut down for safety reasons. You’d think that after experience with the Fourth of July fireworks and the unruly mobs and chaos it brought to the beachfront (which is why they’re not held any more) 20 years ago, the city would have learned its lesson about free night time beach events. The “Same Old Crap” Sammy goes to the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District Board of Education. With only one new member on board (out of seven) after the election, you can bet nothing much will change despite all the bluster about a “New Guard." New Guard, my bottom. We’re facing two more years of fiscal incompetence, non-governance, excuses and foot shuffling. Will voters ever learn?

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The “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire” Sammy goes to Terry O’Day and Judy Abdo, cochairs of Save Our City, the political group that opposed Measure T, the antigrowth/anti-traffic measure on the November ballot. SOC set a new standard for false, deceptive and misleading political campaigns. “[Measure T] will hurt renters and destroy affordable apartments, devastate schools, cut vital services and won’t reduce traffic” were outright fabrications. The business interests and pretend power players behind SOC with their “win at any cost” mentality (even if it meant abandoning integrity and credibility) share this Sammy But, the coveted “Pinocchio” Sammy goes to former State Sen. Sheila Kuehl who sold out voters and repeated the lies and outright nonsense — apparently after taking the word of close friends opposing the measure. The “Litterbug of the Decade” Sammy goes to Herb Silverstein, a losing City Council wanna-be, whose campaign flyers were tied to trees and pasted on bus benches all over Downtown. Not just content to deface public property, Silverstein’s lawn signs popped up election eve on public parkways throughout the city — also a violation of municipal code. He claimed he was “proenvironment” as a Treesaver candidate, but he was worse than a graffiti tagging crew The Sammy for the “Shabbiest Trick for Election Attention” goes to the council candidate/Treesaver activist who chained himself to a tree and was arrested for his efforts. I won’t mention his name but you all know who the self-serving publicity hog is. Happy New Year! Left something out? Tell BILL all about it at mr.bilbau@gmail.com.

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the power to label anyone, whether a citizen or permanent resident, an enemy combatant and detain that person indefinitely without trial, no liberty exists and everyone is potentially an “enemy combatant.” According to the Bush Administration, Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri is such a person. This legal alien was residing in Peoria, Ill., with his wife and children and attending college when he was swept up by government agents. Although three charges were initially filed against al-Marri by the government— credit card fraud, false statements to the FBI and on a bank application and identity theft—they were dropped less than a month before trial. In their place, a declaration was issued by George W. Bush asserting that alMarri was an enemy combatant. Thereafter, al-Marri was transferred between facilities, eventually ending up, in 2003, in a South Carolina military prison, where he has been held since. Amazingly, for the first 16 months of his imprisonment, this man’s family was not allowed to see him, speak to him or even reassure themselves that he was alive and well. To some people, this is as it should be. But that’s not the way things are supposed to work in America. Even the worst criminals in American history, such as domestic terrorist bomber Timothy McVeigh, were afforded an attorney and a trial. This issue is bigger than al-Marri. It’s even bigger than the American government and its so-called war on terror. The groundwork has been laid for a new kind of government where it will no longer matter if you’re innocent or guilty, whether you’re a threat to the nation or even if you’re a citizen. What matters is what the president thinks. And if he or she thinks you’re a threat to the nation and should be locked up, then you’ll be locked up with no access to the protections the U.S. Constitution provides. In effect, you will disappear. Pandora’s Box has been opened for presidents to become imperial rulers, which should terrify anyone with a sense of history. Fortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court will now decide al-Marri’s fate. The Court will determine some of the most fundamental questions in the war on terror: Can the president by fiat order the indefinite military detention of lawful residents of the U.S.? Does the president have the right to set aside

all the constitutional protections afforded those living on American soil? In other words, can the president declare the U.S. Constitution null and void whenever he or she sees fit? We would all do well to remember that in America, the rule of law has always taken precedence over the power of government bureaucrats. What does this mean? At a minimum, the accused has the right to present his side to a judge and jury. The Constitution protects “persons,” not just citizens. Indeed, the Fifth Amendment guarantees that “no person” will be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” The Sixth Amendment secures our right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury, to be informed of the charges brought against us and access to a lawyer. Together, these portions of the Bill of Rights ensure that the government cannot take our freedoms away unless they charge us with a crime, place us before a judge and jury and give us a fair opportunity to confront the witnesses and evidence presented against us. We must remember that America’s reputation as a defender of the rule of law is worth preserving. At one time, the Statue of Liberty symbolized America’s commitment to fairness, liberty and a decent respect for the rights of all human beings. Today, the military commissions and secret military detention camps represent America’s hypocrisy and a disregard for everything the country stands for. The Bill of Rights ensures that no public official can by fiat declare us outside the boundaries of the Constitution. We must always be leery of government reactions to emergencies and crises because the government’s natural response is to rein in liberty for safety. But, as Benjamin Franklin once insisted, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Finally, it is easy to talk about freedom and democracy. But that’s nothing more than idle rhetoric until the ideals and values they represent are put into practice. Constitutional attorney and author JOHN W. WHITEHEAD is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. He can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org. Information about The Rutherford Institute is available at www.rutherford.org.

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Pedestrian and neighborhood traffic improvements on Colorado Avenue between 20th Street and Centinela Avenue. Streets will be reduced to one lane both east and west bound from 20th Street to 26th Street. Some parking lanes will be removed during various construction phases. Pedestrian walkways will also be reduced during the construction period.

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The Street Improvement contract will be replacing sidewalks, curbs and gutters on the following streets: Olympic Boulevard between 21st and 20th streets. Also there will be rubber sidewalk placement between Montana and California avenues. Partial street closure will occur for certain periods of time to through traffic. Please obey the “No Parking” signs that will be posted. Please use the Temporary Parking Permit that is being handed out by construction staff. This permit will allow you to park within a two block radius of your address

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Potholing, asphalt patching, and underground electrical conduit installation by boring/drilling on Main Street from Ocean Park to Pico boulevards. until Dec. 3, 2008. Please follow posted detour signs. One lane may be closed as needed.

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This project will entail repainting and maintenance repairs of the existing downtown parking structures (1 through 6). Construction is currently underway on Parking Structures 2-5. The various locations are as follows: (Parking Structure 2 — 1235 Second St., Parking Structure 3 — 1318 Fourth St., Parking Structure 4 — 1321 Second St., and Parking Structure 5 — 1440 Fourth St.). Possible detours are anticipated. Please follow posted detours signs. There may be a lane reduction on southbound Fourth (south of Wilshire) between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. All travel directions will be maintained. This work may temporarily affect a maximum of 25 parking spaces at all parking structures.


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Israeli troops mobilize as Gaza assault widens BY IBRAHIM BARZAK AND KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writers

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israel widened its deadliest-ever air offensive against Gaza’s Hamas rulers Sunday, pounding smuggling tunnels and a central prison, sending more tanks and artillery toward the Gaza border and approving a reserves callup for a possible ground invasion. Israeli leaders said they would press ahead with the Gaza campaign, despite enraged protests across the Arab world and Syria’s decision to break off indirect peace talks with the Jewish state. Israel’s foreign minister said the goal was to halt Gaza rocket fire on Israel for good, but not to reoccupy the territory. With the two-day death toll nearing 300 Sunday, crowds of Gazans breached the border wall with Egypt to escape the chaos. Egyptian forces, some firing in the air, tried to push them back into Gaza and an official said one border guard was killed. Hamas, in turn, fired rockets deeper than ever into Israel, near the Israeli port city of Ashdod. Yet Hamas leaders were forced into hiding, most of the dead were from the Hamas security forces, and Israel’s military intelligence chief said Hamas’ ability to fire rockets had been reduced by 50 percent. Indeed, Hamas rockets fire dropped off sharply, from more than 130 on Saturday to just over 20 on Sunday. Still, Hamas continues to command some 20,000 fighters. Israel’s intense bombings — some 300 air strikes since midday Saturday — wreaked unprecedented destruction in Gaza, reducing entire buildings to rubble. After nightfall, Israeli aircraft attacked a building in the Jebaliya refugee camp next to Gaza City, killing a 14-month-old baby, a man and two women, Gaza Health Ministry official Dr. Moaiya Hassanain said. Israeli aircraft also bombed the Islamic University and government compound in Gaza City, centers of Hamas power. Witnesses saw fire and smoke at the university, counting six separate airstrikes there just after midnight. Shlomo Brom, a former senior Israeli military official, said it was the deadliest force ever used in decades of IsraeliPalestinian fighting. “Since Hamas took over Gaza (in June 2007), it has become a war between two states, and in war between states, more force is used,” he said. European leaders called on both Israel and Hamas to end the bloodshed. French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who leads a rival government to Hamas in the West Bank, and condemned “the provocations that led to this situation as well as the disproportionate use of force.” The White House was mum about the situation in Gaza on Sunday after speaking out expansively on Saturday, blaming Hamas for provoking Israel’s retaliatory strikes. In the most dramatic attacks Sunday, warplanes struck dozens of smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border, cutting off a lifeline that had supplied Hamas with weapons and Gaza with commercial goods. The influx of goods had helped Hamas defy an 18-month blockade of Gaza by Israel and Egypt, and was key to propping up its rule. Sunday’s blasts shook the ground several miles away and sent black smoke high into the sky. Earlier, warplanes dropped three bombs on one of Hamas’ main security

compounds in Gaza City, including a prison. Moments after the blasts, frantic inmates, their faces dusty and bloodied, scrambled down the rubble. One man, still half buried, raised a hand to alert rescuers. Gaza’s nine hospitals were overwhelmed. Hassanain, who keeps a record for the Gaza Health Ministry, said more than 290 people were killed over two days and more than 800 wounded. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights, which keeps researchers at all hospitals, said it had counted 251 dead by midday Sunday, and that among them were 20 children under the age of 16 and nine women. Across Gaza, families pitched traditional mourning tents of green tarp outside homes. Yet the rows of chairs inside these tents remained largely empty, as residents cowered indoors for fear of new Israeli strikes. Israeli leaders gave interviews to foreign television networks to try win international support. Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, speaking Arabic, spoke on Arab satellite TV stations, denouncing Hamas rule in Gaza. And Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told NBC that the assault came because Hamas, an Islamic group backed by Syria and Iran, is smuggling weapons and building a “small army.” In Jerusalem, Israel’s Cabinet approved a callup of 6,500 reserve soldiers, raising fears of an impending ground offensive. Israel has doubled the number of troops on the Gaza border since Saturday and also deployed an artillery battery. It was not clear, though, whether the deployment was meant to pressure Hamas or whether Israel is determined to send ground troops. Since Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, after 38 years of full military occupation, Israeli forces have repeatedly returned to the territory to hunt militants. However, Israel has shied away from retaking the entire strip, for fear of getting bogged down on urban warfare. Military experts said Israel would need at least 10,000 soldiers for a full-scale invasion. The diplomatic fallout, meanwhile, was swift. Syria decided to suspend indirect peace talks with Israel, begun earlier this year. “Israel’s aggression closes all the doors” to any move toward a settlement in the region, Syria said. The U.N. Security Council called on both sides to halt the fighting and asked Israel to allow humanitarian supplies into Gaza; 30 trucks were let in Sunday. The prime minister of Turkey, one of the few Muslim countries to have relations with Israel, called the air assault a “crime against humanity.” The carnage inflamed Arab and Muslim public opinion, setting off street protests across the West Bank, in an Arab community in Israel, in several Middle Eastern cities and in Paris. Some of the protests turned violent. Israeli troops quelling a West Bank march killed one Palestinian and seriously wounded another. A crowd of anti-Israel protesters in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul became a target for a suicide bomber on a bicycle. In Lebanon, police fired tear gas to stop demonstrators from reaching the Egyptian Embassy. Egypt, which has served as a mediator between Israel and the Palestinians as well as between Hamas and its rival Fatah, has been criticized for joining Israel in closing its borders with Gaza. The blockade was imposed immediately after the Hamas takeover in June 2007.

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Axelrod: Slowing economy won’t deter tax cuts BY JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON A top adviser to Presidentelect Barack Obama said Sunday that the country’s slowing economy won’t keep the new administration from fulfilling its plans for a middle-class tax cut. “We feel it’s important that middleclass people get some relief now,” Obama adviser David Axelrod said. Middle-class tax cuts will be part of the new administration’s stimulus plan, Axelrod said. “This package will include a portion of that tax cut that will become part of the permanent tax cut that he’ll have in his upcoming budget,” Axelrod said. The incoming administration is considering tax cuts of $1,000 for couples and $500 for individuals that will be delivered by reducing the tax withheld from paychecks. That plan has been estimated to cost about $140 billion over 2009-2010. The lump-sum rebates issued earlier this year were used by many people to pay down debt, rather than spending the money and boosting the economy as the administration had hoped. “People need money in their pockets to spend,” Axelrod said. “That’ll get our economy going again.” Congress should have a new stimulus plan ready for the new president to sign as soon as possible, Axelrod said. He placed the cost of a planned Obama stimulus package at “$675 billion to $775 billion” but said “those numbers are not fixed.” “Obviously, the sooner the better. I don’t think Americans can wait,” he said. “People are suffering, our economy is sliding, and we need to act. And so our message to Congress is to work on it with all deliberate speed.” The slowing economy also means that it’s more important than ever to eliminate President George W. Bush’s tax cuts, Axelrod said. “It’s something we plainly can’t afford moving forward,” he said. “Whether it expires or we repeal it a little bit early we’ll determine later but it’s going

to go. It has to go.” Eliminating Bush’s tax cuts while adding in new middle-class tax cuts doesn’t mean that Obama is raising taxes, Axelrod argued. “It’ll just restore some balance,” said Axelrod, saying the two moves will equal a “net tax cut for the American people.” Axelrod also said Obama wants to create as many as 3 million jobs for workstarved Americans, but wants those jobs to be in areas that will help the nation’s economy in the future. Obama’s staff has talked about “creating or saving” millions of jobs with his economic program. “We want to do it in a way that leaves a lasting footprint, by investing in energy and health care projects and refurbishing the nation’s classrooms and labs and libraries so our kids can compete, and rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges and waterways,” Axelrod said. “And in this way, we’re not only creating work, but we’re laying the foundation for the future of our economy.” Axelrod refused to talk in detail about Israel’s offensive against Islamic militant Hamas in the Gaza strip, saying Obama was in contact with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President George W. Bush about the crisis. Some 280 Palestinians have died in the first 24 hours of the air campaign against Gaza rocket squads and Hamas members. But, he said, “President Bush speaks for the United States until Jan. 20 and we’re going to honor that.” Axelrod acknowledged that the United States has had a “special relationship” with Israel, calling it an “important bond, an important relationship.” Obama’s “going to work closely with the Israelis. They’re a great ally of ours, the most important ally in the region,” Axelrod said. “And that that is a fundamental principle from which he’ll work. But he will do so in a way that will promote the cause of peace, and work closely with the Israelis and the Palestinians on that.” Axelrod appeared Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’ “Face the Nation."

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Square Alliance, organizers of the New Year’s Eve ball-dropping celebration. Some participants wrote “the stock market” or “cancer” on a piece of paper and shredded it, while others shredded bags of bank statements and check stubs. Kate Anello, a Yankees fan from New York City, destroyed a poster of the city’s longtime rival, the Boston Red Sox. “I hate them,” she said. “It felt good.” City resident Jay Ballesteros won a $250 prize for the most creative object to be shredded: a sock representing all the socks that emerge from the laundry without their mates. “I’m hoping to use the prize to buy some brand new socks,” he said.


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Earth Talk By the editors of E Magazine

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BOTTOMS UP: A 2008 report by environmental researchers entitled ‘Baby’s Toxic Bottle’ found that plastic polycarbonate baby bottles leach dangerous levels of Bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic chemical that mimics natural hormones and can send bodily processes into disarray, when heated.

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illnesses to chemicals oozing out of baby bottles have been proven definitively. Nonetheless, many parents are heeding the call of scientists to switch to products with less risk. A 2008 report by American and Canadian environmental researchers entitled “Baby’s Toxic Bottle” found that plastic polycarbonate baby bottles leach dangerous levels of Bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic chemical that mimics natural hormones and can send bodily processes into disarray, when heated. All six of the leading brands of baby bottles tested — Avent, Disney/The First Years, Dr. Brown’s, Evenflo, Gerber and Playtex — leaked what researchers considered dangerous amounts of BPA. The report calls on major retailers selling these bottles — including Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, CVS, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart — to switch to safer products. According to the report, BPA is a “developmental, neural and reproductive toxicant that mimics estrogen and can interfere with healthy growth and body function.” Researchers cite numerous animal studies demonstrating that the chemical can damage reproductive, neurological and immune systems during critical stages of development. It has also been linked to breast cancer and to the early onset of puberty. So what’s a concerned parent to do? Glass bottles are a tried-and-true chemical-free solution, and they are widely available, though very breakable. To the rescue are several companies making BPA-free plastic bottles (out of either PES/polyamide or polypropylene instead of polycarbonate).

Some of the leaders are BornFree, thinkbaby, Green to Grow, Nuby, Momo Baby, Mother’s Milkmate and Medela’s. These brands are available at natural foods stores, directly from manufacturers, or from online vendors. Most of the major brands selling BPAcontaining bottles are now also offering or planning to offer BPA-free versions of their products. Consumers should read labels and packaging carefully to make sure that any product they are considering buying says unequivocally that it does not contain the chemical. Unfortunately, switching to a BPA-free bottle is no guarantee the chemical won’t make its way into your baby’s bloodstream anyway. BPA is one of the 50 most-produced chemicals in the world. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), it is used in everything from plastic water jugs labeled #7 to plastic take-out containers, baby bottles and canned food liners. It is so omnipresent that the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has found that 95 percent of Americans have the chemical in their urine. Also, nursing mothers — especially those who haven’t discarded their old BPA-containing Nalgene water bottles — may be passing the chemical along through their breast milk. And if that weren’t enough, BPA is also used in the lining of many metal liquid baby formula cans. The nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) has posted email links to the consumer affairs offices of the major formula manufacturers so concerned parents can ask them to remove BPA from their product offerings and packaging. Want to get down to Earth? Submit questions to earthtalk@emagazine.com.

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Science teacher wins fellowship FROM CP PAGE 1 about teaching.” Teaching wasn’t always a career goal for Mabrey who fell into the profession shortly after graduating from the University of Missouri, choosing to work in the classroom so he could stay close to his girlfriend while she finished college. The couple later got married and Mabrey left education to work at a church, hoping to eventually become a pastor. “I was always excited about my church in college,” he said. “Religion is exciting and fantastic.” In 2006, the couple moved to Southern California with a group of friends upon learning that a branch of their church was opening a location in Santa Monica.

He spent the next year at the new Kairos Church, giving sermons, providing counseling, and serving as the liaison between different nonprofit organizations. But there was something missing in his life — the excitement of working with 150 rambunctious kids and instilling in them the love of science. One year after moving to Santa Monica, Mabrey became a ninth grade biology teacher at the city’s biggest high school. The first year at Samohi was challsenging for Mabrey who had to rebuild a teaching foundation, taking everything one day at a time. “Teachers who already know their curriculum and teach it year after year are still overworked,” Mabrey said. “Having very little familiarity and creating worksheets, tests

and quizzes all for the first time are absolutely overwhelming. “My goal was just to know what I was doing the next day.” The second year has been a little bit more comfortable. “I can tell a week ahead of time what I’m doing,” Mabrey said. “I can focus more on the students who are struggling.” Part of the problem with teacher retention in the science discipline has to do with the amount of work that is involved, including setting up lab experiments, which can take two to three hours after school, Mabrey said. There is also the challenge of making science interesting. Mabrey said the trick is making it all relevant. “I try hard in my class to bring it to the

real world for the students, which they appreciate,” he said. “If you talk physics, then talk about baseball, if you talk about biology then let’s talk about the human body.” He also tries to include current events into the curriculum, including hosting discussions about stem cell research. For Mabrey, the deciding factor in choosing teaching over the ministry is the opportunity to make a difference, to be an educator students remember years after leaving the classroom. “I love the energy of teaching and I love to be that positive person,” he said. “I want to be that positive figure of support for them.” melodyh@smdp.com

Fishermen wonder if they can afford to work FROM FISHING PAGE 3 still had been counting on a robust Dungeness season. Scientists attribute the weak crab harvest to increased fishing earlier this year, ocean conditions that disrupted the marine food chain and the natural cycle of crab populations, which tend to peak every seven to 10 years. This season’s California catch is expected to fall below the 8 million pounds caught last year, which was down from 25 million pounds four years ago, according to the state Department of Fish and Game.

“I’d characterize it as near the bottom of the natural cycle,” said Peter Kalvass, a state biologist in Fort Bragg who expects the harvest to rebound in a couple of years, based on the large number of young crabs found in fishermen’s traps. In most years, low supply means higher prices, but this year crab fishermen are getting paid less than they got in more abundant years. “The economy is in the toilet, and people that normally buy crabs are not buying the crabs,” said Dale Beasley, a fisherman in Ilwaco, Wash., who heads the Columbia River Crab Fishermen’s

Association. The lack of locally caught chinook, or “king,” salmon and the disappointing crab harvest is a loss not just for fishermen but for businesses that draw tourists based on their communities’ ties to the ocean. “Our preference would be to sell as much local seafood as possible, and that’s becoming increasingly difficult now,” said Paul Shenkman, who owns Sam’s Chowder House. “A lot of our guests want local fish, and we can’t give it to them.” Fishermen wonder whether they can afford to keep fishing for a living.

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Bond market sours FROM FEES PAGE 1 taxpayer advocates. “Big banks seem to find a lot of ways to gouge the taxpayers,” said Doug Heller of Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monicabased consumer advocacy group. “Between overcharging us for their bank work and then asking for free money in the form of massive bailouts, it’s like they’re getting us coming and going.” The banks that charged California the most for selling bonds last fall, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, declined to respond when asked to comment on their fee structures. Government bonds are harder to sell these days, in large part because institutional investors rocked by plummeting investments tied to the housing industry have fled the market. That has left many state governments paying more to find individual investors who will loan them money and searching — sometimes in vain — for investors willing to buy. Banks act as middlemen of sorts, trying to find investors willing to buy municipal bonds. Fees have gone up as that has become harder. California is hit hardest by the rising costs in the bond market for two reasons: its issues are so much larger than other states (in the multibillions of dollars); and it has come to rely on borrowing money each year to pay its day-to-day operating expenses until most income tax receipts arrive in the spring. That leaves the state no choice but to wade into the bond market at a turbulent time. Nevertheless, other states and public entities are not immune to the tighter credit market for municipal bonds. The New York-New Jersey Port Authority received no bids when it offered a competitive sale of $300 million in short-term notes in early December. The state of New York halted a $161 million general obligation bond offering in September, and this month Louisiana postponed a $185 million bond for the state’s technical and community college campuses while it waits for the market to stabilize. “New York will continue to have a strong credit (rating), but at the same time we are seeing a change in demand for bonds. Rates are up and there’s volatility,” said Jim Fuches, a spokesman for the New York state controller’s office. Municipal borrowing has contracted across the country, said Matt Fabian of Municipal Market Advisors, based in Concord, Mass. He estimated that infrastructure projects worth between $100 billion and $125 billion have been postponed this year. Unable to find good deals in the private credit market, some state leaders have asked for federal assistance to help pay for public works projects. The National Association of Governors recently suggested that President-elect Barack Obama cover $136 billion in infrastructure projects such as road and bridge repairs when he takes office next month. “It makes a great deal of economic sense to provide economic stimulus so all layers of government are working in concert to get the economy going again,” said Jeff Esser, executive director of the Government Finance Officers Association. Earlier this month, a state investment board halted lending for about 2,000 public works projects in California worth more than $16 billion because the state could not

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afford to fund them. State finance officials say California will not be able to take out bonds to restart the projects until lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger agree on a plan to tackle the state’s growing deficit, projected to hit $42 billion over the next 18 months. Taxpayer groups blame lawmakers’ inaction and banks for adding to the public’s burden as California’s budget morass drags on. The most the state paid in shortterm loans during the past five years had been $3.8 million in 2004. But California’s situation is uniquely difficult. As home to the world’s eighth largest economy, no other state comes close to the amount of cash California borrows. In October, individual sales helped California raise $5 billion to pay its operating costs. Schwarzenegger even went on air in San Francisco and Los Angeles encouraging people to buy the notes. Without the money, the state would have run out of cash at the end of that month. Tom Dresslar, a spokesman for the state treasurer’s office, defended the state’s decision to pay the higher bank fees to secure the operating bonds. “We were facing a situation of running out of cash and not being able to make payments,” he said. “We had a market that was virtually frozen, particularly on the institutional side. We knew in order to make it work, we had to rely on retail. That is a labor-intensive endeavor.” Without as many banks, insurance companies and hedge funds buying, the state structured the bond sale differently by having more firms selling directly to investors. Bank of America collected $2.4 million in sales fees, Goldman Sachs $1.3 million and Morgan Stanley more than $900,000. Merrill Lynch and Citigroup rounded out the top five as nearly 50 firms participated in the sale. The figures include a $400,000 management fee paid to each Bank of America and Goldman Sachs for leading the sale. When contacted by phone and e-mail, representatives of both banks said they would decline comment because they don’t discuss fee structures. California also paid a slightly higher interest rate, in addition to the boost in fees. For the $5 billion transaction last fall, the state has committed to paying a rate of up to 4.25 percent, compared to 3.37 percent on bonds sold in 2007. In the meantime, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer has halted additional cash borrowing, including a $750 million general obligation bond. If lawmakers pass a midyear budget fix soon, the treasurer’s office would go back to the bond market. Dresslar, Lockyer’s spokesman, said higher bank fees and interest rates should perhaps be one of the least of the state’s worries given the scope of its budget problems.

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Carroll, Paterno have nothing but respect BY KEN PETERS AP Sports Writer

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hammed it up on stage, with Paterno striking a boxer’s pose and Carroll grinning and ducking away. The Rose Bowl coaching matchup could be considered a changing of the guard of sorts in college football, with the seemingly ageless Paterno of Penn State and the youthful Carroll of Southern California representing the old and the new. The only problem is that Paterno is not yielding anything, recently signing a threeyear extension. When the No. 5 Trojans and the No. 6 Nittany Lions paid the traditional Rose Bowl visit to Disneyland on Friday, the coaches expressed their mutual admiration. “He’s persevered so much. I’ve thought about it, and to me it’s not all the games that he’s won; it’s how he’s survived the pressure of all the big games that you lose over that many years,” Carroll said. “The losses are so difficult and so challenging. “It’s amazing that he’s been able to keep the right attitude and stay on top of the game for so long.” Paterno, who turned 82 last weekend, has a record of 383 wins, 126 losses and three ties since his first game at the Penn State helm in 1966. Carroll, 56, is 87-15 in his eight years at USC. Paterno smiled, shook his head and said, “Pete wins 11 games like every month, every day. He’s phenomenal.” Carroll said he was in high school when he first became aware of Paterno’s success at Penn State. “They had all those great teams and there was all the talk about ‘Linebacker U.,’” the Trojans’ coach said. “He’s just been college football for so long. It’s kind of an unnatural experience he’s put together. It’s amazing.”

Asked if he thought he may still be coaching when he turns 80, Carroll said, “Not really. I can’t even fathom it. I’ve been at SC for eight years, and he’s been coaching, what, more than five times that long. I can’t imagine it.” He chuckled and added, “He’s awesome. And he’s still full of the devil.” When the two were on the stage that was set up for the Disneyland welcoming ceremony, Paterno quipped, “It’s great to be back. I was here 150 years ago or so, even before the first Rose Bowl.” Carroll joked that Paterno wanted to fight him after he told the Nittany Lions coach that in the 1920s, a couple of opposing coaches got into it, but Carroll added, “I told him we’re not going to do that.” The USC players have grown used to an annual team excursion to Disneyland, since they are in their fourth Rose Bowl — and made their fourth trip down the freeway to Anaheim — in as many years. It’s quite different for many of the Nittany Lions. “I’ve never been to California and always wanted to,” Penn State safety Anthony Scirrotto said. “It’s a blessing and a great opportunity to be able to play in this game and be out here.” The weather has been relatively cold by Southern California standards since the Nittany Lions arrived a few days earlier, with daytime temperatures in the 50s. But that’s just relatively cold. “I think we have an ice storm back home. It’s freezing there. We’re not used to this at this time of the year,” Scirrotto said. “It’s just amazing, we pulled up in Santa Monica, we’re staying on the beach. Then riding over to practice, you see snow-topped mountains. “I love things like that. I love to go to the beach, and I’ve been skiing all my life. So it’s the best of both worlds here."

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Shipp leads Bruins to win BY JOHN NADEL AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES Three-time defending Pac-10 champion UCLA appears ready to compete for another conference title. Josh Shipp returned from a two-game absence to score 16 points, and the 13thranked Bruins never trailed in beating outmanned Louisiana Tech 78-55 Sunday. Freshman guard Jrue Holiday added 12 points, a career-high 10 rebounds and five assists. Alfred Aboya had 12 points and six rebounds, and freshman Jerime Anderson scored a career-high 11 points for the Bruins (10-2), who took a 20-point halftime lead in breezing to their sixth straight victory. They have won those six games by an average of 26.3 points. The Bruins return to action Friday night at Oregon State in the Pac-10 opener for both teams. “The whole purpose of the nonconference schedule is to get ready for conference,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “We have five of our first seven games on the road. I’m hoping our veteran leadership will be key for that.

“It was good to play against a zone again today. Oregon State plays zone for 40 minutes, but we’ve played against it plenty this year.” As one of three UCLA seniors who play on a regular basis, Shipp is a significant part of the veteran leadership Howland spoke about. “I definitely think this team’s improving,” said Shipp, who missed one-sided victories over Mercer and Wyoming with a sprained ligament in his left thumb. “A lot of young guys are stepping up.” The 6-foot-5 forward shot 6-of-8 in UCLA’s first matchup with Louisiana Tech before leaving for good with 8:05 left. Included were a pair of left-handed dunks in the first half. “I thought Josh, being out for a week, had a nice game,” Howland said. “He let the game come to him.” Shipp pronounced himself fit after the game. “It felt good,” he said. “It wasn’t like I missed any reps, I practiced all week. I wasn’t tentative at all. It hurt a little bit, it’s part of the game. I played through it. I’ll just ice it down and continue to get more treatment.”


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GETTING STARTED There are many strategies to solving Sudoku. One way to begin is to examine each 3x3 grid and figure out which numbers are missing. Then, based on the other numbers in the row and column of each blank cell, find which of the missing numbers will work. Eliminating numbers will eventually lead you to the answer.

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â– Aggressive police questioning of a weak-willed suspect can produce an occasional false confession, but experts now believe that six men in a single case, and four in another, confessed to group crimes they did not commit, even though some described their roles in vivid detail. Recent DNA evidence in a 1989 Beatrice, Neb., murder case implicated only a seventh man, and similar evidence in a 1997 Norfolk, Va., murder case implicated only a fifth man, who insists he acted alone. (Governors in both states are currently mulling pardons for the men.) It is still possible that the six, or the four, are guilty as charged and that the DNA was left in completely separate attacks on the victims, but the more likely explanation, say psychologists, is that people with low self-esteem or mental problems, or who are drug- or alcohol-addled, are more easily convinced of fantasy.

TODAY IN HISTORY the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, was born in Raleigh, N.C. Texas was admitted as the 28th state. the first American Young Men's Christian Association was organized, in Boston. the Wounded Knee massacre took place in South Dakota as an estimated 300 Sioux Indians were killed by U.S. troops sent to disarm them. Grigory Rasputin, the so-called "Mad Monk" who'd wielded great influence with Czar Nicholas II, was murdered by a group of Russian noblemen in St. Petersburg. Japan formally denounced the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. during World War II, Germany dropped incendiary bombs on London, setting off what came to be known as "The Second Great Fire of London."

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trant(s) is/are : ROBERT AYER, 336 23RD STREET, SANTA MONICA, CA 90402 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)11/11/2008. /s/: ROBERT AYER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 11/17/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008

WHOLESALE, 748 E. 9TH ST. #6 LOS ANGELES, CA 90021. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : SAUL ROMERO 9803 FLOSSMOOR RD. PICO RIVERA, CA 90660 JUAN PABLO ROMERO 9803 FLOSSMOOR RD. PICO RIVERA, CA 90660 ROSARIO M. DUMAS 521 E. PALM AVE. #U BURBANK, CA 91501 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/: JUAN PABLO ROMERO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 11/17/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082172492 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THEY, 627 N. SOTO ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90033. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOSEPH ROBLETO 627 N. SOTO ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90033 NICHOLAS MENDEZ 627 N. SOTO ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90033 MIKE RODRIGUEZ 627 N. SOTO ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90033 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/: JOSEPH ROBLETO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/10/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009

a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009

Name Changes ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case No. SS017521 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles Petition of WENDY HERMOSILLO for Change of Name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner or Attorney: WENDY HERMOSILLO filed a petition with this court for a decree of changing names as follows: XAILOH XAVIER HALEY to XAILOH XAVIER HALEY HERMOSILLO. 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: JANUARY 8, 2009 Time: 8:30AM, 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: NOV 21, 2008 GERALD ROSENBERG Judge Of The Superior Court 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009

DBAS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082013502 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FIELD OF CHOICE, 1871 9TH STREET, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : WILLIAM TERRELL, 1871 9TH STREET, 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/: WILLIAM TERRELL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 11/14/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082121805 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WHITE SUTTON & COMPANY INSURANCE, 807 ARIZONA AVE, SANTA MONICA, CA 90406. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : WHITE & COMPANY INSURANCE, INC., 807 ARIZONA AVE, SANTA MONICA, CA 90406 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/: WHITE & COMPANY INSURANCE, INC., PRESIDENT, ANDREW VALDIVIA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/3/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082135161 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LIQUID BAR CATERING, 1112 MONTANA AVE, #91, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VINCENT GISRIEL, 1400 CALIFORNIA AVE, #207, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403; FULTON SINGLETON, 1400 CALIFORNIA AVE, #207, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403 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/: VINCENT GISRIEL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/4/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082026316 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AYER.LAW, 336 23RD ST., SANTA MONICA, CA 90402, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. The full name of regis-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082156764 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as VISUALTRONICS, ZYSTEMAX, 6500 CAMELLIA AVE. N. HOLLYWOOD, CA 91606. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RODOLFO HERNANDEZ 6500 CAMELLIA AVE. N. HOLLYWOOD, CA 91606 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/: RODOLFO HERNANDEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/8/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082173887 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FRANK'S GROUP HOME, 1911 W. 137TH ST. COMPTON, CA 90222. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : F.G.M ENTERPRISES, INC. 12701 BUDLONG AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90044 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/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/10/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082174058 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as F.G.M ENTERPRISES, INC., SITTING PRETTY DESIGNS, 1274 S. ORANGE DR. LOS ANGELES, CA 90019. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : F.G.M ENTERPRISES, INC., 12701 S. BUDLONG AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90044 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/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/10/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082174057 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MARC SERCICES, 12701 S. BUDLONG AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90044. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : F.G.M ENTERPRISES, INC., 12701 S. BUDLONG AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90044 This Business is being conducted by, joint venture. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/10/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082025607 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SHIKI

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082183530 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as HORIZON TUTORING, 220 S. INDIAN HILL STE. A CLAREMONT, CA 91711. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GREGG DOMOND 220 S. INDIAN HILL STE. A CLAREMONT, CA 91711 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/: GREGG DOMOND This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/11/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082174889 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PACIFIC SEMINARS, ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER #800 LONG BEACH, CA 90831. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : AILEEN FRIEDMAN 350 PARSONS LANDING LONG BEACH, CA 90803 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/: AILEEN FRIEDMAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/10/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082174889 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PACIFIC SEMINARS, ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER #800 LONG BEACH, CA 90831. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : AILEEN FRIEDMAN 350 PARSONS LANDING LONG BEACH, CA 90803 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/: AILEEN FRIEDMAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on . NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082156500 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LA FIESTA LOCA, 1227 W. MANCHESTER AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90044. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FLORISEL CISNEROS 4874 E. GAGE #21 BELL, CA 90201 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: FLORISEL CISNEROS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/8/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082154156 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CALIFORNIA CARBURATOR COMPANY, INC., 6461 FLORENCE AVE. #A BELL GARDENS, CA 90201. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CALIFORNIA CARBURATOR COMPANY, INC. 7515 RUNDELL ST. DOWNEY, CA 90242 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/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/8/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082155890 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE TOBACCO PALACE, 1710 LONG BEACH BLVD. #B LONG BEACH, CA 90220. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ROBERT J. WALKER 320 N. ACACIA COMPTON, CA 90220 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 J. WALKER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/8/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082149907 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as DRAY'S BRAIDS, 4712 ADMIRALTY WAY # 610 LOS ANGELES, CA 90292. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ANDREA WESTHERSBY 4712 ADMIRALTY WAY # 610 LOS ANGELES, CA 90292 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: ANDREA WESTHERSBY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/5/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082148261 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SPLASH MUSICWORKS, AI #/ON 2205462, 4121 REDWOOD AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90049, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RIPTIDE MUSIC, INC., 4121 REDWOOD AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90066 (CALIFORNIA) This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: RIPTIDE MUSIC, INC., EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ROBERT KAMINSKY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/5/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082063982 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ENERGYWATER LIGHT, 7811 ALLOTT AVE. VAN NUYS, CA 91402. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KHAREN MINASYAN 7811 ALLOTT AVE. VAN NUYS, CA 91402 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/: KHAREN MINASYAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 11/21/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082074323 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as JORGE & RAUL PAINTING SERVICE, 11817 PAINTER AVE. WHITTIER, CA 90605. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JORGE A. RAMIREZ 11817 PAINTER AVE. WHITTIER, CA 90605 RAUL GARCIA 11817 PAINTER AVE. WHITTIER, CA 90605 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/: JORGE A. RAMIREZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 11/24/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082075704 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AUTOTRANSPORTES FRONTERAS DEL NORTE, 4272 FLORENCE AVE. #J BELL, CA 90201. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FRONTIER EXPRESS BUS SERVICE, INC 4272 FLORENCE AVE. #J BELL, CA 90201 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)7/2/2008. /s/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 11/24/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082075498 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TURISMO DE LA FRONTERA, 4272 FLORENCE AVE. #J BELL, CA 90201. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FRONTIER EXPRESS BUS SERVICE, INC. 4272 FLORENCE AVE. #J BELL, CA 90201 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)7/2/2008. /s/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 11/24/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082099328 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EVER-GONE ROOTER & REPAIRS, 808 E. PINE ST. COMPTON, CA 90221. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RICARDO SANTIAGO 808 E. PINE ST. COMPTON, CA 90221 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: RICARDO SANTIAGO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 11/26/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS

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BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008

the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)12/8/2008. /s/: STEVEN H. MATTSON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/15/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082086889 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as NATIONAL YOUTH LITERACY AND OBESITY FIGHT, 1129 BELMONT AVE. LONG BEACH, CA 90804. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : NATHANIEL LEE SR. 1129 BELMONT AVE. LONG BEACH, CA 90804 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)11/25/2008. /s/: NATHANIEL LEE SR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 11/25/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082115231 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as COTA PLUMBING & DRAINS, 18408 HORST AVE. ARTESIA, CA 90701. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MANUEL J. COTA 18408 HORST AVE. ARTESIA, CA 90701 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/: MANUEL J. COTA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/2/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082107467 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FC PRODUCTIONS, 5564 HOMESTYLE AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90016. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FREDRICK FICO CAMPOS 929 WESTERN AVE. COLTON, CA 92324 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)12/1/2008. /s/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/1/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/29/2008, , FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082107392 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RPM LIMOS, 23272 ARROYO VISTA RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA 92688. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RPM EXOTIC CARS, INC. 14 E. OAKWOOD HILLS CHANDLER, AZ 95248 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)7/1/2008. /s/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/1/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082138841 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CNA TRUCKING, 12910 SAINT JAMES PL. BALDWIN PARK, CA 91706. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FIDEL MEDINA R. 12910 SAINT JAMES PL. BALDWIN PARK, CA 91706 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/: FIDEL MEDINA R. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/4/08. NOTICE: THIS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082139110 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as A TO Z FREIGHT SERVICE, 883 W. 12TH ST. #4 AZUSA, CA 91702. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GUADALUPE VASQUEZ 4848 MARION ST. BALDWIN PARK, CA 91706 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/: GUADALUPE VASQUEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/4/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082138279 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as JDL BUSINESS FORMS & PRINTING, 1454 N. WHITE AVE. POMONA CA, 91768. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JOHN D. LOZANO 1454 N. WHITE AVE. POMONA CA, 91768 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: JOHN D. LOZANO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/4/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082132253 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TONY'S PRINTING, 8655 FLORENCE AVE. DOWNEY, CA 90240. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DORA MIRALY MECKLER 813 LANCER WAY LEBEC, CA 93243 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/: DORA MIRALY MECKLER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/4/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082074812 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MC REGISTRATION, SC SMOG CHECK, 1902 GAGE AVE. HUNTINGTON PARK, CA 90001. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CECILIO LOPEZ FLORES 5731 E. MCKINLEY AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90011 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: CECILIO LOPEZ FLORES This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 11/24/08. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/8/2008, 12/15/2008, 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082194273 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as VENICE BICYCLE WORKS; VENICE CYCLE WORKS, 906 1/2 VICTORIA AVENUE, VENICE, CA 90291, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : STEVEN H. MATTSON, 906 1/2 VICTORIA AVENUE, VENICE, CA 90291 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082194274 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SHELL ESSENCES AMERICA, 3631 SO. SEPULVEDA, NO. 1, LOS ANGELES, CA 90034, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JES CHRISTENSEN, 3631 SO. SEPULVEDA, NO. 1, LOS ANGELES, CA 90034; SAM ALIANO, 6530 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE, NO. 107, CANOGA PARK, CA 91303 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/: JES CHRISTENSEN, GENERAL PARTNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/15/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082207739 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PRESTIGIOUS WESTSIDE PROPERTIES INC., 620 SANTA MONICA BLVD., SUITE B, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : PRESTIGIOUS WESTSIDE PROPERTIES INC., 620 SANTA MONICA BLVD., SUITE B, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 (CALIFORNIA) This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: PRESTIGIOUS WESTSIDE PROPERTIES INC., PRESIDENT, SANDRA L. MILLER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/16/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082194272 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TAYLOR-MADE TRAINING, 54 THORNTON AVE, #7, VENICE, CA 90291, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARIELLE TAYLOR, 54 THORNTON AVE, #7, 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)3/12/2007. /s/: MARIELLE TAYLOR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/15/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 12/22/2008, 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082191861 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SANTA MONICA DENTAL GROUP ON PICO, 3231 PICO BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90405, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : DOUGLAS R. OSWELL, DDS, INC., 2204 CANYONBACK RD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90049 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/: DOUGLAS R. OSWELL, DDS, INC., PRESIDENT, DOUGLAS R. OSWELL, DDS, INC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/12/2008. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish

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