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Circuit City bites the dust BY ROB LAWRENCE Special to the Daily Press

FOURTH STREET It was a bittersweet 60th anniversary for the electronics retailer Circuit City who announced Friday they are closing all of their U.S. stores, including one in Santa Monica. In the current weakening economy there is just no room for an electronics

dealer with a four cent per-share stock value. The company anticipates its stock will soon hold no value. Circuit City blames their failure on “a bleak economic environment.” “We are extremely disappointed by this outcome,” said James A. Marcum, acting president for Circuit City Stores, Inc. in a press release. “The company had been in continuous negotiations …. Regrettably for

the more than 30,000 employees of Circuit City and our loyal customers, we were unable to reach an agreement with our creditors and lenders.” The announcement comes a few months after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November. As for the fate of the Santa Monica locaSEE CIRCUIT CITY PAGE 11

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SM resident fulfills dream of publishing BY MELODY HANATANI Daily Press Staff Writer

I-5 FREEWAY Melaine Bryant was cruising down the interstate, returning home from a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, when she began passing the time by thinking about a story. With the verses and characters from classics such as “Beowulf,” “Iliad” and the “Odyssey” still fresh in her memory, she started fantasizing about a magical kingdom where a gifted human child possessed the power to lead a revolution against evil. It was the bare bones of a previously untold story that Bryant conceptualized during what would have been an otherwise boring trip home, spawning a series of books called, “The Prophecy Keepers.” “I got down here … and wrote down basically the structure of it,” she said. “I knew from the start there would be five books, I knew what was going to happen at the end of SEE CP PAGE 11

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WASHINGTON When it comes to homeownership, Hispanics in New Jersey, single parents in California and senior citizens in Rhode Island all have something in common: More than a third have an unaffordable mortgage. Inequality in America has traditionally followed familiar patterns of race, age and education. Those long-standing gaps have been magnified by the real estate boom and now the historic bust, according to an Associated Press analysis of 2007 Census Bureau data. While minorities have made significant gains in wealth and home ownership since 1990, “things are going into reverse gear,” and now the homeownership rate for blacks and Hispanics is falling, said Edward Wolff, a New York University economist who studies income and wealth distribution. Nearly 9.5 million households, or nearly one out of every five of the nearly 52 million homeowners with a mortgage, spend 38 percent or more of their pretax income on their mortgage payment, property taxes and insurance, the AP’s analysis found. That’s the new threshold to qualify for the loan assistance program launched last month by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage finance companies now under government control. Not surprisingly, the most financially burdened are in California, Florida, Nevada and the Northeast, areas hardest hit by soaring home prices and now foreclosures. Yet in every state, there are many pockets of homeowners who are just one unexpected medical bill or car repair from falling behind on their mortgages and setting the foreclosure clock ticking. The AP’s analysis reveals the enormous scope of the U.S. housing market bust and how unevenly the burdens are spread, both geographically and demographically. And the situation is worsening — a record 10 percent of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage are at least one payment behind or were in foreclosure as of last fall, compared with 7.5 percent a year earlier and just under 6 percent in 2006. The burden is clearly more arduous among minority households, the AP analysis found.

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NEW YORK With the exit of the Bush administration, critics of abstinence-only sex education will be making an aggressive push to cut off federal funding for what they consider an ineffective, sometimes harmful program. How quickly and completely they reach their goal is uncertain, however, as conservative supporters of abstinence education lobby Congress and President-elect Barack Obama to preserve at least some of the funding, which now totals $176 million a year. And even if federal funding is halted, some states — such as Georgia — are determined to keep abstinence programs going on their own, ensuring that this front in the culture wars will remain active. Obama is considered an advocate of comprehensive sex education, which — unlike abstinence-only curriculum — includes advice to young people about using contraceptives if they do engage in sexual activity. However, Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor declined to elaborate on what the new president would propose in his own budget plan. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of American, depicted the federal abstinence-only program as “an utter failure that has wasted more than $1.5 billion” over the past decade. Like other critics, she noted that several major studies — including a federally funded review — have found no evidence that the abstinenceonly approach works in deterring teen sex. “Talking with Obama, he totally understands the need for young people to have comprehensive sex education — they need information that protects their health,” Richards said. “I hope that will be the position of the administration, but when Congress gets involved, sometimes things get more complicated.” Even after Democrats took control of Congress in the 2006 elections, liberals lacked the votes to end abstinence-only funding, and President George Bush stuck by his strong support for it. But Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., said the 2008 elections not only put Obama in the White House but also increased the ranks of senators and representatives who share her opposition to funding abstinence education.


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Once again, in Friday’s SMDP there was an article (”Proposed plastic bag ban challenged,” page 1, Jan. 16. 2009) about the banning of plastic bags from all retail stores. I am as environmentally concerned as the next person, and the thought of a sea creature mistaking one for food is horrifying, but I must be missing something. It seems as though the target is the “single-use” plastic bags at stores. So, what are the garbage and storage bags the grocery stores sell? Are they not also “single-use” plastic bags? Or do some people actually empty a plastic garbage bag of one load of garbage and bring it back to their house or apartment to reload? Or take food out of the freezer bag and reuse it? I don’t think so. So are these various sized storage, trash, sandwich, etc. bags exempt from the proposed ban? I saw one news show clip showing people at a grocery check out using the “green” reusable grocery bags. The clip didn’t exactly make its point, as it was more than a little diluted by showing the check out bagger actually stuffing the reusable bag with … you guessed it … about ten boxes of plastic bags. Here’s a thought — for the manufacturers of plastic grocery bags that are suing cities for prohibiting their bags, claiming people will be out of work, etc., how about these companies coming up with an alternative, recyclable bag that is biodegradable? Pet waste bags have this technology, so why can’t all plastic bags or plastic-like bags be biodegradable? And if the paper bags aren’t recycled and made from recycled paper, trees are being used up — how green is that? Go up and down the alleys sometime and see how many people in Santa Monica recycle. Paper and cardboard and other recyclable items are stuffed into the garbage containers when the blue containers for recycled items are only a few feet away. And few bothered to recycle their Christmas trees properly. They were all over the alleys and street corners. So much for Santa Monica being a green city. If a city is really trying to be “green” by banning all plastic retail bags, then they can’t turn a blind eye to the people who fail to recycle their trash responsibly, the dry cleaners, the convenience stores, the fast food restaurants who serve drinks in big old plastic cups, etc., etc., on and on. Doing away with retail store plastic bags is only a drop in the bucket.

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Monica-Malibu Unified School District finances, special education practices and school policies are still with us in 2009. On Jan. 5, Interim Superintendent Tim Cuneo requested the City Council release special funds for the district withheld in June, 2007 because of problems involving SMMUSD special education policies and gag orders. Cuneo wrote that steps were undertaken to correct issues and progress was being made. The problems began in late 2006 when the SMMUSD’s chief financial officer resigned over a disagreement about teacher raises and school finances. A “gag order” prohibited him from discussing district business, which offended City Council members, who voted to pour millions of dollars into the SMMUSD in the form of a joint-use agreement. Special ed parents told the council at their June 12, 2007 meeting that they were also badgered into signing agreements that included secrecy clauses — viewed as a way of stifling dissent about special education curriculums. A $530,000 increase in funding for schools was put on hold until the district met a list of conditions set by the council that included eliminating gag orders and resolving the special ed controversy. During a review last April, council members heard from special ed parents who were still coerced into signing agreements with confidentiality clauses. A parade of parents confirmed that a promised gag moratorium had been ignored. Ken Haker, chair of the Special Education District Advisory Committee (SEDAC) told council he was aware that “staff blatantly violated the terms of the agreement between the district and the city in regard to settlement agreements” and disclosed “abuses so systematic that truth was hidden by secrecy and fear.” With funds still in abeyance, the district once again promised changes. Former Superintendent Diane Talarico and Tim Walker (who was in charge of the special ed programs) were gone by June. Advisory committees were formed and parent support groups such as the PTA, CEPS and LEAD became active in resolving issues and insure continued funding. Last Tuesday, special ed parents told the City Council that not enough had been done, there were still ongoing problems with the “culture” and real change hadn’t happened. They were still scared and frayed from interactions with the district. Some claimed the district was still fighting with them over IEPs (student educational plan) which included bringing in attorneys and threatening litigation. According to school board minutes, in 2006-2007, $110,000 was spent on special education-related legal services. In 2007-

2008: $254,447. This fiscal year (2008-2009), $497,500 has been authorized to date. The school board approved another $225,000 for legal services on Jan. 15 for, in the words of one school activist, over $700,000 so far “to fight parents” — not including settlements. Now we know where the released city funds will go — and not for children’s education. Cuneo also admitted to council that an administrator left over from the Walker days was telling one and all the Barber Report (an independent review requested by City Council and commissioned by the district to analyze problems and recommend solutions) “was biased” and unbelievable. School supporters said that progress was being made and council mandates required to restore funding had been met. Withholding the money hurts all the kids, they claimed. If council members were unhappy with the district’s progress, they could invoke conditions and alter future funding to assure proper parent involvement in policies and continued positive change. The City Council agreed and unanimously approved releasing the funds — now up to $804,470. Was it the right decision? Maybe. With so much city largess flowing to the schools, City Council can clamp a lid on things until they get their own way. But, what if meaningful change doesn’t occur and down the road council threatens again to withhold funds? You can bet those from the PTA, CEPS, LEAD and other school cheerleaders will still cry, “we need the money” and “don’t hurt our kids.” We are where we are because of more than 10 years of ongoing financial debacles, lack of accountability, inexcusable school policies affecting parents and students and a “No big deal, just give us the money” attitude. Inevitably, City Hall will pony up after “token” improvements. Although Cuneo seems dedicated to turning the ship around, we still have the existing district culture and a too-well entrenched, do-nothing school board to overcome. It seems that things may be improving, but painfully slow. A lot more progress is needed or serious problems will continue, and we’ll lurch from crisis to crisis while SMMUSD credibility and children’s educations suffer even more. Bottom line: can we trust SMMUSD administrators and the school board to straighten things out in a timely manner? How long will the City Council withhold funds again if problems aren’t addressed once and for all? Or, will they continue to feed a funding-hungry school district like a mother sparrow feeds her incessantly chirping nestlings? Bill Bauer can be reached at mr.bilbau@gmail.com

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No butts The City Council recently approved a ban on smoking in the common areas of multi-unit residences. So this week’s Q-Line question asks: Do you agree with the decision or do you think the ban goes to far? Call (310) 285-8106 before Friday at 5 p.m. and we’ll print your answers in the weekend edition of the Daily Press. Please limit responses to a minute or less.

Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law. We can never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was “legal.” It was “illegal” to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany. But I am sure that if I had lived in Germany during that time I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers even though it was illegal. It is the strangely irrational notion that there is something in the very flow of time that will inevitably cure all ills. Actually time is neutral. It can be used either destructively or constructively. I am coming to feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than the people of good will. But as I continued to think about the matter I gradually gained a bit of satisfaction from being considered an extremist. Was not Jesus an extremist in love--"Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.” Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist — ‘This nation cannot survive half slave and half free.’ Was not Thomas Jefferson an extremist — ‘We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal.’ So the question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be. Will we be extremists for hate or will we be extremists for love?” If we are to truly honor Martin Luther King’s legacy, we must do more than pay lip service to his life and the cause for which he died. We live in uncertain times, threatened on all sides by economic crises, violence at home and wars abroad, and a government bureaucracy that is out of control. Yet all is not lost. Average citizens, properly motivated and ready to take to the streets, can bring about change. The time to act is now. Tomorrow may well be “too late." 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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to power, and he did so in a way few before him or since have managed to do. A moral voice for change, King routinely railed against society’s complacency and its refusal to act immediately to correct social injustice and protect freedom. His call to action and personal sense of urgency often resulted in his being labeled an “extremist.” Yet while he had no shortage of enemies, he refused to back down. In his “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” written on April 16, 1963, King eloquently expressed the need for change in the face of injustice and oppression. King rarely bothered to defend himself against his opponents. But he refused to remain silent when eight prominent “liberal” Alabama clergymen, all white, published an open letter castigating him for inciting civil disturbance through nonviolent resistance. Thus, he put pen to paper. The clergymen called on King the “extremist” to let the local and federal courts deal with the question of integration. King, however, understood that if justice and freedom were to prevail, African-Americans could not afford to be long-suffering. Quoting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, King responded, “Justice too long delayed is justice denied.” Action, he believed, was needed immediately. “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny,” declared King. He continued: “Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives in the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere in this country. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such creative tension that a community that has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored. We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. You express a great deal of anxiety over our willingness to break laws. This is certainly a legitimate concern. One may well ask, “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer is found in the fact that there are two types of laws: there are just and there are unjust laws. I would agree with Saint Augustine that “An unjust law is no law at all.”

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO “Know Before You Go” is a weekly update on construction projects throughout Santa Monica.

Annenberg Community Beach House (415 Pacific Coast Hwy.) Beach Parking Lot 10 will be closed for rehabilitation until project completion in early 2009. Beach users are advised to use the beach bike path or park in Beach Lot 9, just south of Lot 10. The self-pay machine in Lot 9 allows payment for either all-day or two-hour parking.

Annual Tree Trimming Project City trees will be trimmed at various locations. For the address and location please visit the KBUG website (www.knowB4ugo.smgov.net). The annual tree trimming schedule is subject to change without notice due to inclement weather, emergencies, community events, budget conditions, street repairs or other public improvements. Residences and businesses will be notified in advance of tree trimming operations, blocks will also be posted with no parking signs.

Back On the Beach Café (445 Pacific Coast Highway) Beach Parking Lot 10 will be closed for rehabilitation until project completion in early 2009. Beach users are advised to use the beach bike path or park in Beach Lot 9, just south of Lot 10. The self-pay machine in Lot 9 allows payment for either all-day or twohour parking.

Big Blue Bus Campus Expansion (1620 Sixth St.) No public parking at the eastside of Sixth Street (South of Colorado), March 3, 2008 to Aug. 25, 2009: No parking along, and no pedestrian access to west sidewalk of Seventh Street, between Colorado and Olympic Boulevard. March 16, 2009 to June 12, 2009. No parking along, and no pedestrian access to south sidewalk of Colorado, between Sixth and Seventh streets.

Colorado Ocean Relief Sewer Project Eastbound Colorado will not be allowed to turn left onto northbound Second Street and Ocean Court Alley will be blocked at Colorado.

East Colorado Improvement Project 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.

Citywide Street Repair Project The contractor will be working on sidewalk, curb and gutter replacement on Colorado Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Second Street will be reduced to one lane each way. Eastbound Colorado will not be allowed to turn left onto northbound Second Street and Ocean Court Alley will be blocked at Colorado.

Parking Structures 1-6 Façade Improvement Project This project entails repainting and maintenance repairs of the existing Downtown parking structures #1 through #6. Construction is currently on the way on Parking Structure #5, 1440 Fourth St. The southbound parking lane on Fourth Street (south of Santa Monica Boulevard) will be used 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.

Parking Structure #4 Seismic Retrofit Construction is currently under way. It entails seismic retrofit of Parking Structure #4, bathroom remodel/expansion in addition to the sweeper storage area to Parking Structure #2. There will be reduced parking capacity through Jan. 22, 2009.

Pico Area Resurfacing Project The street and sidewalk maintenance work consists of removal and reconstruction of damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutters; tree root pruning, asphalt overlay, and striping at various locations in the Pico Area, bound by Lincoln Boulevard, Cloverfied Boulevard, Pico Boulevard and the I-10 Freeway. The majority of the project is substantially completed, remaining paving work on Michigan Avenue is scheduled for February 2009.

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Asian-American political profile high and rising BY JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer

SAN FRANCISCO When three newly elected Chinese-American city supervisors climbed on stage in Chinatown, flanked by dragon dancers and lit up by camera flashes, they were hailed for making history in a city their forebears have shaped since the Gold Rush Days. Now their November sweep has been topped with the election of one of them, David Chiu, as president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors — the second most powerful position in local government. It is fitting that San Francisco, which is 34 percent Asian and home of the nation’s oldest Chinatown, is leading the way on AsianAmerican political representation. But the country’s fastest growing minority group also is reaching new heights on the state and national stage. Experts say their newfound clout is not due to numbers alone. The political engagement of AsianAmericans is growing. Many immigrants are earning citizenship. Community organizations are mounting voter registration drives. Ethnic media increasingly are endorsing candidates and covering political campaigns. And politicians are scoring victories, even in areas without a strong Asian electorate. Countrywide, there are more than 2,000 Asian and Pacific Islander elected and appointed representatives, according to UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center. In California, Asian-Americans hold two seats in the state Senate, 10 in the Assembly, plus the posts of state controller and chief of the Board of Equalization. A decade ago, there was only one high-ranking Asian-American official, the state treasurer. “We’re finally gaining full admission to the club,” said David Lee, who teaches political science at San Francisco State University. The Asian-American population has expanded from 0.5 percent in 1960 — prior to repeal of restrictive immigration laws — to 5 percent now. The U.S. Census projects they will grow to 8 percent by 2050. A push by voter education groups to turn new citizens into voters has helped make this ethnic group a political force in California, where their numbers are largest. Making an impact on the national ballot box remains a greater challenge. AsianAmericans are scattered geographically, and they are still a predominantly immigrant group, with only about two out of three of them citizens. They are underrepresented politically, holding a smaller proportion of elected positions than their share of the population. Many people of Asian descent have stepped beyond their national identities to

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develop a pan-Asian perspective, giving both money and votes to Asian-American candidates who might not share their national origin, according to Don Nakanishi, director of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. That has translated into victories at the local level, where Asian-American politicians are poised for higher office. “People are moving up — it’s happening very quickly,” said C.C. Yin, a businessman who helped found the Asian Pacific Islander American Political Association, which nurtures future leaders. Chinese-language newspapers are increasingly reporting on political campaigns, encouraging readers to vote, and endorsing candidates, said Tim Lau, editor in chief of the West Coast Sing Tao Daily, the largest of the San Francisco Bay Area’s five Chinese-language dailies. “We realized we had a responsibility to our readers,” Lau said. In addition, states with legislative term limits, such as California, have seen opportunities open up for minorities who might have had a tougher time fighting entrenched incumbents. “Having the field cleared and giving everyone a clean slate has been particularly helpful to Chinese-Americans,” said state Sen. Leland Yee, who rose from positions on San Francisco’s school board and board of supervisors to become the first ChineseAmerican elected to the state Senate. “What you’re seeing is a changing of the guard.” Meanwhile, the American-educated children of earlier generations of immigrants are entering politics. “We represent a new demographic,” said Chiu, the new board president, saying he could not have become a supervisor without the support of interest groups outside Chinatown. “We have our feet in both our ethnic communities and the broader mainstream community. And that’s essential — to win, we had to build multiracial coalitions.” That need also was apparent in Louisiana where voters elected Republican U.S. Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao last year, making him the first Vietnamese-American in Congress. His victory followed the election of Bobby Jindal, a son of Punjabi immigrants, to Congress and then to the governorship in 2007. The election of Barack Obama and his consideration of several Asian-Americans for high-profile positions also serve as incentives for Asian-Americans to jump into politics, said Nakanishi. “After Obama, it’s not unthinkable that a guy like Jindal could become president some day,” he said. “There is still a lot pioneering going on, but Asian-Americans are really becoming an even more viable and visible actor in American politics."

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EARLY SHOW: Washington, D.C.’s famous cherry trees are now blossoming earlier due to global warming-related temperature increases. But this pales in comparison to the much more serious impacts of more and fiercer hurricanes in the Southeast, major Midwest floods, shrinking glaciers in the West and rising sea levels around the nation's coastlines.

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areas of the U.S. will suffer the most from global warming, but it’s safe to say that no regions will be unaffected. Scientists already point to increased severity of hurricanes on the East Coast, major Midwest floods, and shrinking glaciers in the West as proof of global warming’s onset. Of course, America couldn’t have asked for a better poster child in the fight to stave off global warming than Alaska, which is undergoing dramatic landscape changes as a result of warming-induced temperature increases, glacial melting and sea level rise. Even Alaska’s conservative elected officials can no longer deny that human-induced warming is affecting their state. The picture isn’t looking too rosy in the western continental U.S. either, which is already facing some of the country’ largest temperature increases. The signature glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park may be all gone within just two decades. A recent report by two leading nonprofits, the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the Natural Resources Defense Council, details how the 11 U.S. western states together have experienced an increase in average temperature during the last five years some 70 percent greater than the global average rise. The hottest part of the region has been drought-stricken Arizona, where average temperatures have risen some 2.2 degrees Fahrenheit — 120 percent greater than the global rise — between 2003 and 2007. Researchers also found that the West has experienced more frequent and severe heat waves, with the

number of extremely hot days increasing by up to four days per decade since 1950. In the Midwest, seemingly minor increases in temperature have already wrought major effects. In 2006 Lake Erie didn’t freeze for the first time in history, which led to “lake effect” snowfalls as more evaporating water was available for precipitation. Likewise, changes in the lake’s water temperature have begun to alter fish populations, which in turn affect birds and their migratory patterns. Despite localized heavier snowfalls, though, the region is generally suffering from a drying trend. Farmers worry that the result will be lower crop yields and thus more expensive food for American consumers. On the east coast, coral reef bleaching, heat waves and increased hurricane intensity are just some of the warming-related hazards Floridians have had to deal with in recent years. Washington, DC’s famous cherry trees are now blossoming earlier due to temperature increases. Further north, milder-than-typical winter temperatures have been linked to subtle changes in ocean currents. In New York City, the average temperature has increased about four degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, and could get 10 degrees hotter by 2100, according to a study commissioned by the federally funded U.S. Global Change Research Program. But the bigger problem for New York City, as well as other low-lying areas around the nation’s coasts, will be sea level rise: Climate models predict that sea level around the Northeast is expected to rise between an inch and 3 feet over the course of this century. Want to get down to earth? Submit questions to earthtalk@emagazine.com.

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The Super Bowl is on track to remain one big, glitzy bash even in these tough economic times. That’s not to say some advertisers aren’t nervous about buying expensive ad slots as business falters. Some stalwarts such as General Motors Corp., FedEx Corp. and Garmin Ltd. won’t be advertising on the Feb. 1 broadcast on NBC. Playboy Enterprises Inc. isn’t throwing its customary party at the game, for the first time in nine years. But aggressive marketing by NBC to secure ad deals before last September’s financial meltdown helped to ensure Super Bowl XLIII won’t be a marketing bust. NBC said 90 percent of the Super Bowl ads had sold as of mid-January. Most ads have sold for about $3 million per 30-second spot — an all-time high price for the Super Bowl, which is the most watched event in the nation, with about 100 million U.S. viewers. The sales pace matched those of previous years and the network said it was in discussions on the remaining unsold spots. Most are in the fourth quarter, and tend to go for slightly less than other positions in the broadcast. “There is unrivaled attention surrounding the game,” said Brian Walker, senior director of communications at NBC Sports in New York. “As research confirms, it remains the most powerful vehicle for an advertiser to promote its brand and products.” While some high-profile advertisers have pulled the plug, many are staying put and some, such as Mars Inc.’s Pedigree pet food, will appear in the Super Bowl for the first time. But the tone of some ads this year will reflect tough times. As Tim Calkins, marketing professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management puts it: A good ad connects with its audience. And that audience is stressed about finances. Take the case of Hyundai Motors America. Automotive ads during the Super Bowl tend to focus on vehicle launches, and Hyundai was planning to run two 30-second spots for its Genesis Coupe — one with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma playing a Bach piece that viewers can re-edit online. But now, the South Korean carmaker might exchange one of the ads for a spot featuring a new incentive program that forgives auto loans for car buyers who lose their income within a year of the purchase. “We know consumers are concerned about their future earnings,” said Joel Ewanick, vice president of marketing at Hyundai Motor Co.’s Fountain Valley, Calif.based American division. “That’s keeping a

whole bunch of people on the sidelines from buying a new car.” Longtime Super Bowl patron AnheuserBusch is taking a different approach. The Budweiser brewer said it wants its ads to uplift and entertain viewers instead of reminding them about the economy. The company is still spending heavily on the Super Bowl, even after announcing 1,400 job cuts in December that were tied to its acquisition by InBev SA. Anheuser-Busch will be airing 4Ω minutes worth of ads — 30 seconds more than what it purchased last year — broken up into two 60-second ads and five half-minute spots. The Super Bowl remains a unique marketing vehicle because it’s known as much for its commercials as the game itself. A TNS Media survey released this month confirmed that people watch commercials throughout the game, instead of switching channels. “The Super Bowl remains as truly the only property that has the ability to reach the largest mass audience across all demographics at one time,” said TNS Media CEO Dean DeBiase. That’s why Audi of America is staying put and buying a 60-second spot. The Germany automaker Audi AG wants to raise its profile as a luxury brand for younger, affluent consumers. “We need to make the Audi brand far more popular and far more known,” said Chief Marketing Officer Scott Keogh. “That’s why we do the Super Bowl and the Olympics.” Last year, traffic to Audi’s Web site tripled in the month leading up to the Super Bowl — as details about the ads were teased — and the month immediately after. In the face of dismal automotive news, Audi said it’s important to communicate strength and optimism. Or as Keogh put it, “This is a brand that’s spending money.” The Go Daddy Group Inc., which registers Internet domain names, is unapologetic about splurging on the Super Bowl. This is the same company that unabashedly threw a $2 million holiday party last month — flying in thousands of employees and guests to Arizona — as other firms cut back. CEO Bob Parsons rode a motorcycle into a concert that featured Joan Jett and Sinbad at Phoenix’s Chase Field. GoDaddy is elated that NBC has approved two somewhat racy ads for the Super Bowl, one of which will air after a consumer vote. Censors disapproved its ad for last year’s Super Bowl, so GoDaddy aired a spot telling viewers to go to its Web site to watch the commercial. Scottsdale, Ariz.based GoDaddy got 1.5 million Web hits before the game ended. “Our ads are fun, edgy and slightly inappropriate,” said spokeswoman Elizabeth Driscoll. That figures to get attention no matter how the economy is doing.


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Everything must go at Circuit City FROM CIRCUIT CITY PAGE 1 tion, it is slated to close along with 566 other stores nationwide. The company will be preparing to liquidate its merchandise and assets, to pay off creditors. The sales could continue through March or until everything is sold. Circuit City shopper Tiffany Chang was visibly upset with the upcoming closure of the Santa Monica location. “I don’t like it,” Chang said as she left the store on Friday afternoon. She explained it was the closest electronics store in relation to where she worked.

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Now she will have to go elsewhere. One other customer did not share Chang’s sympathy as he stormed out of the store with a look of frustration. “I have no problem with this store closing,” Klaus Zungler said. “The employees here are terrible, they are so uneducated.” As he walked away he exclaimed, “The service, it’s unacceptable!” The general attitude of the employees at the Santa Monica store did not indicate they were concerned about their jobs. A camera salesman thought the company was only closing individual locations and the Santa Monica store would be safe.

sale. It will be the second major going-outof-business sale in Santa Monica this year after Borders bookstore threw a 40 percent off sale in December. The company will not vanish altogether. It’s only ending the U.S. operation. The company’s 765 retail stores in Canada will remain in operation. For those with gift cards from Circuit City, shoppers must use them before the end of the liquidation sale. Otherwise the cards will be worthless, according to a statement from Circuit City. news@smdp.com

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Just under a third of Hispanic homeowners spend at least 38 percent of their income on housing expenses, compared with about a quarter of Asian and black households and nearly 16 percent of white households. In much of the country, the trend is more pronounced. For example, included among those who spent at least 38 percent of their income on housing are: About 40 percent of black borrowers in California, Nevada, Oregon and Massachusetts. More than 30 percent of Asian borrowers in California and Florida. Nearly half of Hispanic homeowners in Rhode Island and at least 40 percent in Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. Many Latino families wound up with expensive subprime mortgages because they often have cash income and no bank account, said Janis Bowdler, associate director for wealth building at National Council of La Raza in Washington. It is common for Latino families to have stable incomes, but limited credit histories — and hence lower credit scores, which lenders use to gauge risk. Many have multiple sources of income, some of it in cash. During the housing boom, consumer advocates say it was both faster and more profitable for mortgage brokers and loan officers to put Hispanic families in loans that didn’t require proof of income, but charged higher interest rates. “They had them out the door in a fraction of the time,” Bowdler said. “They were definitely getting more expensive loans.” Now, Hispanic households like the Cazares family of Visalia, Calif are caught up in the mortgage crisis. Out of work for more than a year after contracting a rare disease caused by an airborne fungus, Joel, 36, brings in $550 every two weeks in disability payments. His wife Maria, 34, makes about twice that much money weekly by working as a hair stylist. They haven’t made their $2,500 home loan payment in four months. The couple, who have three kids, have been waiting since October for a loan modification from IndyMac Federal Bank, which was seized by the federal government last July. They hope it will bring their payment down to a more manageable level of around of $1,500. In the meantime, they buy supersized bags of generic cereal to make ends meet. They’ve canceled their Internet service and are only using one of their two cars, a pickup truck, because it gets better gas mileage. Our money’s like a piece of gum,” Joel Cazares said. “We’re making it stretch as far and as long as we can.”

Josh Campos, who is not a regular shopper at Circuit City, visited the store Friday to see his friend who works there. He said he hadn’t talked to his friend about the store closure yet. “I’m assuming he knows, if they’re all closing they’re going to lose their jobs, right?” Campos said. “I’ll probably talk to him about it tonight.” Circuit City said it will have to lay off approximately 34,000 employees. The Santa Monica store manager refused to comment on the future of the store. Most Circuit City customers seemed excited about the prospect of a clearance

the fifth book, I knew the chapters and what would happen.” The 36-year-old Santa Monica resident recently became a published author when the first in a series of five children’s fantasy books was recently released in stores. For a person who grew up reading fantasy and science fiction books, the journey from that fateful car ride five years ago has been a dream come true. “I get to do what I love to do,” Bryant said. “I’m really lucky.” Before she dove head first into writing a book, Bryant had planned to pursue a doctorate degree to teach English, deciding instead to try and accomplish a long-time goal. She spent about six months writing the first book, which introduces the heroine — Lasandra — who was born to lead a battle against the Darkness, which had fallen upon the kingdom of Earde. The cast in the book was adapted from characters from some of Bryant’s favorite stories, including “Beowulf.” The first book in “The Prophecy Keepers”

series just told itself. “I felt it once I got going,” she said about the writing process. The author is currently working on her fourth and fifth books, which hasn’t gone as smoothly as the first few in the series. She has the help of her 14-year-old daughter who serves as the test audience. “She is clamoring for the fourth and fifth book,” Bryant said. Bryant recently visited the Barnes & Noble on the Third Street Promenade to check out the book, discovering it in the science fiction section. “I stood there kind of looking at it,” she said. “This guy came up who worked there with two girls looking for science fiction books and I said “this is the best book, it’s my book.’” The employee asked Bryant to autograph a couple of copies. She returned to the store several days later and found “The Prophecy Keepers” on a table with other autographed books. “I stood there for a while in the morning and there wasn’t anyone around so I took a picture,” Bryant said as she laughed. Bryant is currently doing a book tour at

local middle schools, marketing “The Prophecy Keepers” to a young teenage audience. The series was picked up by Empyrean Hill Books, a small publishing company in Walnut Creek that specializes in fantasy fiction for middle school students and up. “We knew right away that ‘The Prophecy Keepers’ was a book with great potential,” Suzanne Castelein, the marketing director, said. “I read it in one sitting and by the time I’d finished, I had pretty much decided that it was the one.” Bryant, who was raised in Castro Valley, a community in Northern California, grew up writing fantasy stories, including one about a ghost cat that lived in the walls of her house. When she was 9 years old, Bryant wrote her first script. While Bryant said her father, who taught at California State University, Hayward, didn’t influence her love for literature, he was always supportive of his daughter’s work. “My father always said he figured I had a book in me somewhere,” she said. melodyh@smdp.com

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Israel pulling out of Gaza BY IBRAHIM BARZAK AND CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writers

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israeli troops, some smiling and dancing, began to withdraw from Gaza Sunday after their government and Hamas militants declared an end to a three-week war. But neither side achieved long-term goals, and the burden of consolidating the fragile calm fell to world leaders. The truce brought relief to Gaza’s citizens, who took stock of the devastation in relative safety for the first time since Israel launched the offensive on Dec. 27. And it brought more trauma, as rescue workers in surgical masks ventured into what were once no-go areas and pulled 100 bodies from buildings pulverized by bombs. “We’ve pulled out my nephew, but I don’t know how many are still under there,” Zayed Hadar said as he sifted through the rubble of his flattened home in the northern town of Jebaliya. Tension eased in southern Israel, the target of Palestinian rocket fire, even though Hamas launched nearly 20 rockets in a final salvo before announcing a cease-fire. Three Israelis were lightly wounded, while two Palestinians were killed in last-minute fighting, medics said. Israel and Hamas do not recognize each other and ended up separately declaring cease-fires 12 hours apart after strenuous efforts by Egyptian mediators to get an agreement. Israel first announced a unilateral cease-fire that took effect early Sunday, with Hamas initially vowing to keep fighting until all troops left Gaza. Later Sunday, Hamas also said it would hold its fire to give

Israeli forces time to pull out. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said his country had no desire to stay in Gaza, a Mediterranean strip of 1.4 million people that was vacated by Israel in 2005 even though Gaza’s airspace, coastal waters and border crossings remained under Israeli control. “We didn’t set out to conquer Gaza. We didn’t set out to control Gaza. We don’t want to remain in Gaza, and we intend on leaving Gaza as fast as possible,” Olmert said at a dinner in Jerusalem with the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Spain. A swift withdrawal would reduce the likelihood of clashes between militants and Israeli troops that could rupture the truce. Despite losses suffered, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh claimed “a heavenly victory” in remarks broadcast on AlJazeera Arabic news channel. The world welcomed the apparent end to the latest round of fighting in the Middle East. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged a quick influx of humanitarian aid to the isolated enclave, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice — in the final days of her tenure — said a cease-fire must be durable. Iran, which has supplied rockets to Hamas, said a key to calm is the opening of border crossings that Israel and Egypt have kept virtually sealed since the militant group staged a violent takeover of Gaza in 2007 from forces of the rival Fatah faction, headed by Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The comment by Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was a reminder that the tiny coastal territory is just one piece of a larger conflict between Israel and regional enemies.

In Egypt, European and Arab leaders were seeking a long-term deal to solidify the truce. Delivering humanitarian aid to rebuild Gaza, opening its borders and choking off the flow of weapons into Gaza through tunnels under the 8-mile GazaEgypt border and at sea — perhaps with an international naval force — emerged as key goals from their summit at the Sinai desert resort of Sharm el-Sheik. The gathering, however, failed to deliver specifics on international monitors to stop weapons from reaching Gaza’s Hamas rulers. Israel wants monitors, but Egypt has refused to have them on its side of the border. The Israeli military warned that the next few days were critical and that any Hamas attacks would be met with harsh retaliation. “Right now the operation hasn’t ended,” Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel said. “It has just transitioned to a new phase, to hold fire. To give a chance to a cease-fire to take over and end this operation.” Israeli soldiers danced on top of a tank and gave “V” for victory signs as they pulled out of Gaza, but the war moved to a close on an ambiguous note. Israel emerged as the winner on the battlefield. But its chief goals — a permanent end to rocket attacks on Israel and weapons smuggling into Gaza — will require hard diplomacy and sustained international cooperation to achieve. Hamas, meanwhile, lost hundreds of fighters and failed to turn Gaza into a graveyard for masses of Israeli troops, as it had promised. It hopes that its survival will boost its standing among Arab supporters as a foe, as well as righteous victim, of the Jewish state. While both sides put their best spin on

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the conflict’s seeming conclusion, noncombatants were the biggest losers. More than half of the 1,259 slain Palestinians were civilians, according to medics, human rights groups and the U.N. Aid groups sought to funnel more supplies to hospitals and food distribution sites from Egyptian and Israeli border crossings. At least 13 Israelis, 10 of them soldiers, were killed, according to Israel. Hamas fired hundreds of rockets at southern Israel, intensifying the fear of hundreds of thousands of people who had lived under the threat for years. “We did a good job. Now we’re going home,” an Israeli soldier told Israeli television. His name was not released in line with military restrictions on the release of information. Smiling infantry soldiers walked toward the border in the rain, and a rainbow emerged from the clouds behind them. The war had overwhelming popular support in Israel, a democracy where, in contrast, opinion was sharply divided over the 2006 war against Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. Israel was condemned in street demonstrations around the world for the heavy toll on Palestinian civilians, and ties with the United Nations deteriorated after U.N. facilities were hit during Israeli attacks. Hamas’ deputy leader, Moussa Abu Marzouk, said on Syrian television that the cease-fire would give Israel time to withdraw and open crossings to allow aid into Gaza. The truce took effect ahead of Tuesday’s inauguration of Barack Obama as president. Obama has said Mideast peace will be a priority for his administration even as it grapples with a global economic crisis. Israel also holds elections next month.

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INDUSTRY The annals of pro football are filled with incredible comebacks, which might be why billionaire Ed Roski thinks he can build a new $800 million stadium and lure a team to Los Angeles County after so many others have failed. A key part of his plan goes to the city of Industry’s 84 registered voters Tuesday, when they cast ballots on a bond measure that would provide $150 million to pave the way for the stadium with infrastructure improvements. City Manager Kevin Radecki expects approval by voters — mostly old-timers who own homes grandfathered into the city about 15 miles east of Los Angeles when it incorporated five decades ago and zoned all the land for industrial use. Roski’s Majestic Realty Co. is headquartered in Industry and he has considerable political clout there. “Oh, it’s going to happen — 100 percent,” said John Semcken, the Majestic partner managing the stadium project with Roski, who declined to be interviewed. Majestic, which helped develop Staples Center, the home of the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers and the NHL’s Kings in downtown Los Angeles, is convinced a disgruntled football team would jump at the chance to play in a sparkling new stadium. The company has already spent $8 million on plans for the project that developers say would break ground as soon as a team is locked in — if it can overcome several potential challenges. Neighboring cities worried about traffic and noise are already threatening lawsuits to stop the stadium. And there is no guarantee the change-averse National Football League would condone Roski shaking loose a team from its current home field. “Leagues don’t like their teams to be moving from their established markets,” said Marc Ganis, president of Chicago-based consultancy SportsCorp. “You have to have a very high level of certainty that the team would be successful.” The string of ill-fated stadium schemes in Los Angeles began even before poor ticket sales and TV blackouts drove the Rams and Raiders from the nation’s second-biggest market after the 1994 season. The small city of Irwindale, 20 miles east of Los Angeles, gave Raiders owner Al Davis $10 million in 1988 to show its good faith in pursuing a plan to turn a gravel pit into a 65,000-seat stadium. But environmental issues, financing problems and regional opposition scuttled the proposal. Irwindale never got back a penny. Roski was previously among the backers of a plan to renovate the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for an expansion team after the Raiders and Rams left. But the new team went to a Houston after the Los Angeles interests were outbid by some $150 million. Subsequent efforts to renovate the Coliseum and Rose Bowl, and build new stadiums in cities such as Carson and Anaheim

were largely thwarted by community opposition and a reluctance to sweeten the deal for the NFL with public funding. With so few residents, Industry would pose fewer obstacles, said Max Neiman, an associate director at the Public Policy Institute of California. “You don’t have a kind of ordinary political process taking place in that community,” Neiman said. “You don’t have the usual array of local gadflies and oversight and neighbors.” The sausage-shaped city is a 12-squaremile maze of warehouses, factories, strip malls and topless bars along two freight rail lines and a major freeway. It was incorporated in 1957 amid the pastures and citrus groves that would later develop into sprawling Southern California suburbs. “That was the plan, to make it a city where industry and business could exist without the drawbacks you get when you’re a regular community,” said resident Marilyn Iriarte, who served on the local election board when the city incorporated. By the early 2000s, Industry’s only major undeveloped parcel was a hilly outcropping between the freeway and a row of Majesticowned warehouses. Roski began planning the stadium there last year. Renderings show sleek glass skyboxes cantilevered over bleachers. The stadium would be bordered by mid-rise buildings with offices and shops to be built during a later phase of development. Semcken said a team could be playing in the new stadium by 2012 — if all goes according to plan. But Ganis said the NFL, which would have to approve a team move, was likely to be less than thrilled with the humdrum location so far from what he called the “pizazz” of Los Angeles. “It’s a compromise location, not a preferred location,” he said. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league was monitoring potential stadium developments in the Los Angeles area but declined to comment on specific sites or teams that might move to the region. Semcken said he and Roski have identified at least eight teams — including the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings — that need a new stadium but are playing in cities unlikely to provide one. Roski has agreed not to make any formal overtures to team owners until the Industry City Council certifies his plan, which it could do as soon as Thursday. Majestic intends to finance the stadium privately. If voters approve Tuesday’s bond measure, developers would repay the $150 million through ticket sales and parking fees. If the measure is defeated, Radecki said the city could try to find other ways to pay for the infrastructure improvements. Iriarte said she had already voted for the bond measure with an absentee ballot because she thinks a stadium would lure even more businesses to Industry. “They’d look at us and say, ‘This is a viable city. You have everything here — even a football stadium,’” she said.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★★★ Defer to others more regularly. What you'll discover is the dimension of a problem and the possible different results. You could feel rather uncomfortable with an unexpected development. Tonight: Let someone else choose

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★★ You might want to push a boss or someone else. Maintain an easy course. Don't be surprised if irritation keeps bubbling up. Listen to news that could have an unexpected insight. Tonight: A must appearance

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★★★★★ Don't hesitate to speak your mind, even if you are unusually uncomfortable. Your creativity bubbles forth, though there could be a problem with a child or loved one. Don't allow a problem to develop. Tonight: Get to know someone better

Happy birthday

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★★ Reach out to others, making a difference. As you are open to change, you will be able to take a leap of faith. Understand the role of a friend you care a lot about. Tonight: Relax on the computer or listen to music.

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

This year, you will have a strong sense of direction and energy. Your friends often cheer you on. You'll discover what a difference your personal cheerleaders make in your life. Learn to communicate in a more dynamic and open manner. Add in originality, and you will be hearing a lot more. If you are single, you could meet someone quite out of the blue. Be sure this is the right person. Take your time dating. If you are attached, your relationship benefits from more activities together as a couple. Plan on more surprises for each other. You add a lot of fun into your relationship.


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DAILY LOTTERY 2 4 21 39 51 Meganumber: 29 Jackpot: $16M

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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. SOLUTIONS TO YESTERDAY’S PUZZLE

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■ Poor at Multitasking: (1) In Britain's Manchester Crown Court in December, Imran Hussain, 32, was sentenced to eight years in prison for his DUI-related crash that killed two people in August. (Hussain was also masturbating at the time.) (2) Louise Light, 21, was not hurt when she crashed into guideposts in Woodstock, Ontario, in November, but she did get milk all over her because she was eating cereal from a bowl while driving. ■ In December, a Flybe Airline flight from Cardiff, Wales, was preparing to land as scheduled at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris when the pilot announced that they had to return to Cardiff because, he said, "Unfortunately, I'm not qualified to land the plane in Paris." Because of the heavy fog, the plane would have to be instrument-landed, and the pilot had not yet completed certification. ■ In September, after a Chinese Shandong airline flight landed safely in Zhengzhou, the engine died, and the airline was forced to enlist some of the 69 passengers to help employees push the plane to the gate.

TODAY IN HISTORY Author, poet and critic Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston. Inventor James Watt, whose improvements to steam engine design helped enable the Industrial Revolution, was born in Scotland. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Va. Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premiered in Rome. The federal government relinquished control of the nation's railroads following settlement of a wage dispute. A presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/24/2008. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009

commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)12/5/2008. /s/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/19/2008. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009

AUTO BODY SHOP, 9421 S. VERMONT AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90044. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FRANCISCO ALONSO PADILLA 707 W, 41ST PL. LOS ANGELES, CA 90037 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: FRANCISCO ALONSO PADILLA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/29/08. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090052829 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ARC ARTEL ARCHITECTURE, 13456 WASHINGTON BLVD, CULVER CITY, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ALEX PROTASEVICH, 4133 REDWOOD AVE, #2003, LOS ANGELES, CA 90066 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: ALEX PROTASEVICH This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/14/2009. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

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DBAS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082208902 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as AUTUMN CREATIONS; AUTUMN DESIGNS, 7605 W. MANCHESTER AVE, #3, PLAYA DEL REY, CA 90293, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MELISSA FOX WESSELY, 7605 W. MANCHESTER AVE, #3, PLAYA DEL REY, CA 90293 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/: MELISSA FOX WESSELY 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 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009 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 12/29/2008, 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082174775 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as FAST UNDERCAR, 1051 W. AVENUE M. #202, LANCASTER, CA 93534, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : FPA LANCASTER, L.P., 1051 W. AVENUE M. #202, LANCASTER, CA 93534 This Business is being conducted by, a general partnership. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1/1/2008. /s/: FPA LANCASTER, L.P., GENERAL PARTNER, TOM BEHM This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/10/2008. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082184510 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as JSM TRANSPORTATION, 8215 ELBURY ST. PARAMOUNT, CA 90723. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JUVENCIO SOLIS MACIAS 8215 ELBURY ST. PARAMOUNT, CA 90723 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/: JUVENCIO SOLIS MACIAS 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082209563 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WL CREATIONS, 51 ARGONNE AVE. LONG BEACH, CA 90803. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JENNIFER LYNN FONDRY 51 ARGONNE AVE. 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/: JENNIFER LYNN FONDRY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/16/08. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082256423 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as 5TH GENERATION READERS FINE JEWELERS; 5TH GENERATION FINE JEWELERS; AI #/ON 1133657, 331 WILSHIRE BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90401, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : READERS FINE JEWELERS, INC., 331 WILSHIRE BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)12/1/2008. /s/: READERS FINE JEWELERS, INC., EDWARD A. GUERBOIAN, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/24/2008. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082256421 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as POPARAZZI, 6924 GLASGOW AVE, WESTCHESTER, CA 90045, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : AMBER KESSEE, 6924 GLASGOW AVE, WESTCHESTER, CA 90045 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: AMBER KESSEE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/24/2008. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082256420 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as REAL ESTATE RESEARCH CORPORATION, 1801 CENTURY PARK EAST, SUITE 2210, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : REAL PROPERTY DYNAMICS, INC., 1908 FOX HILLS DRIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025, (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/: REAL PROPERTY DYNAMICS, INC., PRESIDENT, WILLIAM L. CORBIN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/24/2008. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082256422 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LORI POWERS; LA1 PRODUCTS, 3513 ROSEWOOD AVE, LA, CA 90066, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LORI POWERS, 3513 ROSEWOOD AVE, LA, CA 90066; ADAM GRERMEK, 3513 ROSEWOOD AVE, LA, CA 90066 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/: LORI POWERS, CO-PARTNER

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082220240 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EL PARAISO SALVADORENO, 8109 CALIFORNIA AVE. SOUTH GATE, CA 90280. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LETICIA CASTRO 1037 W. 65TH ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90044 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: LETICIA CASTRO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/17/08. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082220392 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as PACIFIC COAST JUDGEMENT RECOVERY, 9917 ARKANSAS ST. BELLFLOWER, CA 90706. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : REGINO ARIZMENDI JR. 9917 ARKANSAS ST. BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 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/: REGINO ARIZMENDI JR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/17/08. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082233569 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MARQUEZ TRUCKING, 4420 BOGART AVE. BALDWIN PARK, CA 91706. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VICTOR MARQUEZ RODRIGUEZ 4420 BOGART AVE. 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/: VICTOR MARQUEZ RODRIGUEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/19/08. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 2008223808 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as XCLUSIVE TRANSPORTATION & SECURITY SERVICES, USA, 12110 DOWNEY AVE. APT. T20 DOWNEY, CA 90242. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ANTONIO NARANJO CHAVEZ 12110 DOWNEY AVE. APT. T20 DOWNEY, CA 90242 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: ANTONIO NARANJO CHAVEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/19/08. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082232007 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CASAS FINANCE CO., 800 S, BARRANCA AVE. #530 COVINA, CA 91723. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CASAS GROUP, INC. 800 S, BARRANCA AVE. #530 COVINA, CA 91723 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082240832 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MI PUEBLITO SAN JUAN RESTAURANT, 1341 N. WILMINGTON BLVD.WILMINGTON, CA 90744. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARTIN PADILLA 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)12/22/2008. /s/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/22/2008. 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 1/5/2008, 1/12/2008, 1/19/2008, 1/26/2008. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082247528 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CHRISTIAN VISION T.V. MCALLEN, 1221 W. WHITTIER BLVD, MONTTEBELLO, CA 90640. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : EDGAR RACANAC 25 LOS FELIS DR. PHILLIPS RANCH, CA 91766 RUFINO A. RACANAC 25 LOS FELIS DR. PHILLIPS RANCH, CA 91766 This Business is being conducted by, a general partnership. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)12/11/2008. /s/: EDGAR RACANAC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/23/2008. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082261709 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LEON BROS. TRUCKING, LEON BROTHERS TRUCKING, 1080 HERMOSA ST. POMONA, CA 91767. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ERNIE T. LEON 1080 HERMOSA ST. POMONA, CA 91767 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: ERNIE T. LEON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/26/08. 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 BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082265881 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TRINEEN & STEVEN'S VARITY STORE, 1943 W. 76TH LOS ANGELES, CA 90047. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : TRINEEN PRATT 1943 W. 76TH STEVEN ANDERSON 1943 W. 76TH LOS ANGELES, CA 90047 LOS ANGELES, CA 90047 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/: TRINEEN PRATT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/29/08. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082265280 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CHICO'S

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082269268 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BROKE MILLIONAIRES MARKETING, 4438 MAYBANK AVE. LAKEWOOD CA 90712. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JEROME D. MANGRAM 4438 MAYBANK AVE. LAKEWOOD CA 90712 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/: JEROME D. MANGRAM This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/30/2008. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082270428 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as A1 WIRELESS, 15355 SHERMAN WAY # S VAN NUYS, CA 91406. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : YERVAND TITZYAN 8601 SUNLAND BLVD. #9 SUN VALLEY, CA 91352 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)12/30/2008. /s/: YERVAND TITZYAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/30/2008. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082274587 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TRIDENT SOLUTIONS, 760 LOMA AVE. LONG BEACH, CA 90804. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : TRIDENT SOLUTIONS, INC. 760 LOMA AVE. LONG BEACH, CA 90804 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/31/08. 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 1/5/2009, 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082224184 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Heather Hoeksema Environmental Arts Lab, 555 Rose Ave, #2, Venice, CA 90291. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : Heather Hoeksema, 555 Rose Ave, #2, Venice, CA 90291 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed:Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein. /s/: Heather Hoeksema This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/18/2008. 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 1/12/2009, 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090028464 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CRAFTSMAN HOME SERVICES, 2239 MIRA VISTA AVE. MONTROSE, CA 91020. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : KENNETH RAMIREZ 2239 MIRA VISTA AVE. MONTROSE, CA 91020 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/: KENNETH RAMIREZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/8/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090057618 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MAGIC WHISTLE ENTERTAINMENT, 906 9TH STREET, STE 11, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403, COUNTY OF LA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : TYKE CARAVELLI, 906 9TH STREET, STE. 11, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403; MARCIA GROFF, 825 16TH ST, #D, SANTA MONICA, CA 90403; CATHERINE WILSHIRE, 11684 VENTURA BLVD., STE 118, STUDIO CITY, CA 91604 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/: TYKE CARAVELLI, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/15/2009. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090057617 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ALPHA PROPERTY RESEARCH , 606 RAYMOND AVE, #4, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : AARON HOFFMAN, 606 RAYMOND AVE, #4, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: AARON HOFFMAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/15/2009. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090009954 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BORNEO BALI BEYOND, 1508 BERKELEY ST, #D, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : GIS MUTUAL, INC., 1508 BERKELEY ST, #D, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404, (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/: GIS MUTUAL, OWNER, PRESIDENT, INGGRIANI SHAPIRO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/5/2009. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED

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PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/9/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

RESEDA, CA 91335 This Business is being conducted by, a corporation. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1/1/2009. /s/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/14/2009. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090060541 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as B.O.P., BIZZNESS OVA PLEASURE, MAGNIF DA DON, 3025 SPRINGDALE DR. #33, LONGBEACH, CA 90810. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ANTHONY JEROME SNEED 3025 SPRINGDALE DR. #33 LONGBEACH, CA 90810 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/: ANTHONY JEROME SNEED This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/15/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090017294 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as RITZY CLEAN WEST, 3682 BACHAM BLVD. #J211 LOS ANGELES, CA 90068. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JEFFREY ALLEN BRILLS 3682 BACHAM BLVD. #J211 LOS ANGELES, CA 90068 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/: JEFFREY ALLEN BRILLS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/6/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082276056 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as SWEET MOMA'S VARIETY STORE, 232 S. MATHISEN AVE. COMPTON, CA 90220. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LISA LAVERNE WILLIAMS 232 S. MATHISEN AVE. 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/: LISA LAVERNE WILLIAMS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/31/08. 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 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090014828 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as V. PATEL EXPORTS, 1706 MONA AVE COMPTON, CA 90222. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : VEEJAY PATEL 1706 MONA AVE COMPTON, CA 90222 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/: VEEJAY PATEL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/6/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090010420 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LPG CUSTODIAL SERVICES, 7402 VIA RIO NIDO DOWNEY, CA 90241. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LOUIS GALICIA 7402 VIA RIO NIDO DOWNEY, CA 90241 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/: LOUIS GALICIA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/5/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090010473 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE PRESSURE WASHER, 13843 MCCLURE AVE. PARAMOUNT, CA 90723. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JAMES ALLEN MINYARD JR. 13843 MCCLURE AVE. PARAMOUNT, CA 90723 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/: JAMES ALLEN MINYARD JR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/5/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090016291 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ART NAILS, 2364 W. LOMITA BLVD. LOMITA, CA 90717. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : QUAN TRINH LE 12504 BERENDO ST GARDENA, CA 90247 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/: QUAN TRINH LE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/6/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090017080 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as J&M TROPICAL FISH, 10735 LOWER AZUSA RD. EL MONTE, CA 91731. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARSHALL SAUBHAYANA 637 N. ROCKWUALZ AVE #B AZUSA, CA 91702 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/: MARSHALL SAUBHAYANA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/6/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090022025 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as THE ONDIS GROUP OF CO'S, 1116 E. 5TH ST. #5 LONG BEACH, CA 90802. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CARL T. WHITE 13337 SOUTH ST. #638 CERRITOS, CA 90703 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: CARL T. WHITE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/7/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090027414 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as UNDENYABLE LYRICZ PUBLISHING, 3800 S. BRONSON AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90008. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : UNDENYABLE MUZIC GROUP, LLC 3800 S. BRONSON AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90008 This Business is being conducted by, a limited liability. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/8/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20082249626 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as LESLIE'S PARTY RENTAL, 7827 WALNUT DR. LOS ANGELES, CA 90001. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : JESSE CISNEROS SOLIS 7827 WALNUT DR. LOS ANGELES, CA 90001 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: JESSE CISNEROS SOLIS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 12/23/08. 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 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090028474 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as BG COMPANY, 1500 E. 112TH ST. #1015 LOS ANGELES, CA 90059. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : MARGARITO BONILLA 1500 E. 112TH ST. #1015 LOS ANGELES, CA 90059 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/: MARGARITO BONILLA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/8/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090021594 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as B.K.H. ENTERPRISE, RED'S CIGAR & SOCIAL LOUNGE, 2142 W. 78TH ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90047. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : BRENT HUSSON SR. 2142 W. 78TH ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90047 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/: BRENT HUSSON SR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/7/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090034327 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as TACOS DEL MAYAB, 117 W. MOUNTAIN VIEW ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90805. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : LISSETTE M. HERRERA 117 W. MOUNTAIN VIEW ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90805 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: LISSETTE M. HERRERA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/9/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090034583 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as ESTRADA'S HAND CAR WASH, 2201 S. CENTRAL AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90011. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ISRAEL ESTRADA 2201 S. CENTRAL 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/: ISRAEL ESTRADA

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090034049 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as A DAYS WORK, 2667 E. 28TH ST. #504 SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : RENE L. DAY 2667 E. 28TH ST. #504 SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)5/1/1987. /s/: RENE L. DAY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/9/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090033595 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MESSAGE IN A PETAL, 13951 SHERMAN WAY #403 VAN NUYS, CA 91405. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : CHRISTINA MCKINSEY 13951 SHERMAN WAY #403 VAN NUYS, CA 91405 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed on (Date)1/1/2009. /s/: CHRISTINA MCKINSEY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/9/2009. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090027098 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as G AND W INVESTMENT GROUP, 1041 N. ORANGE DR. STE. #4 HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : HERB RALPH WHITEHEAD 1041 N. ORANGE DR. STE. #4 HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028 JOUCHIM GERLACH 1737 N. LAS PALMAS AVE. #104 HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028 This Business is being conducted by, co-partners. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: HERB RALPH WHITEHEAD This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/8/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT FILE NO. 20090052634 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as MAC STYLES, 4221 WILSHIRE BLVD. #369 LOS ANGELES, CA 90010. The full name of registrant(s) is/are : ANGELA MCAFEE 4221 WILSHIRE BLVD. #369 LOS ANGELES, CA 90010 This Business is being conducted by, an individual. Signed: Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed herein.. /s/: ANGELA MCAFEE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES County on 1/14/09. NOTICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411et seq.,Business and Professions Code). SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS to publish 1/19/2009, 1/26/2009, 2/2/2009, 2/9/2009

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