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Volume 5, No. 30

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News & Entertainment from the Community! Serving the cities that make up the South Bay in Southern California

June 15 – 30, 2011

Carson Resident Receives ABC7 Jefferson Award for Working with Community Youth April 2011's Jefferson Award-winner Rube Smith is a father figure to many in his Carson community.

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Jefferson Award honors those extraordinary people in our community who volunteer and tirelessly donate their time to help others. This month's winner is Rube Smith, a man who has stepped in to help when his neighbors need him. He is a father figure to many in his Carson community. "He sheds light on this community every day. He is our sunshine," said Randi Banks, who studies the Bible with Smith. Rube Smith has dedicated his life to the children -- all children. It all started in his Carson home. Rube holds Bible study at home every Wednesday, but the impact he has on this community goes far beyond his garage. "I came and it was like life-changing," said Banks. "He showed us how to open up and how to respect and love others even though stuff goes on around here, and you may not like stuff that happens to you, but he's like, 'Respect and love them.'" "This is not something that you pick up on the weekend. Since I live here, it is 24-7. They know they can call me anytime and I will be here," said Rube. READ MORE

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Philippine Independence Day Celebration Enjoy some photos from the Philippine Independence Day Celebration hosted by South Bay Pavilion at Carson Saturday, June 11th. With T.V. Show Host Kat, from the show Halo Halo on LA 18.

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FULL 405 FREEWAY CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR JULY 16-17, 2011 A full 53-hour closure of the 405 freeway, roughly between the 10 and the 101 freeways, is planned for the weekend of July 16-17, 2011. The closure is needed because of demolition work scheduled on the Mulholland Bridge. Due to the steep nature of the bridge, the freeway in both directions must be closed to protect the public during demolition. Demolition preparation work is scheduled to begin Friday night, July 15, 2011 at 10:00 p.m., and continue until Monday morning, July 18, 2011 at 5:00 a.m. The Mulholland Drive Bridge and both directions of the 405 freeway and on-ramps and off-ramps within the area of the closure will be closed to ensure public safety during the bridge dismantling. Click here for the latest updates on the freeway closure and here for the news release. Visit

Gardena Jazz Festival – Get Ready! SAVE THE DATE - 9th Annual Gardena Jazz Festival Sunday, August 28, 2011 12:00 noon - Artists to be announced soon! Spread the word!!!

Janice Hahn for Congress at Unity Rally


California Youth Flag Football Tournament Saturday, June 18 · 9:00am - 6:00pm Location Campus El Segundo When: Saturday, June 18, 2011 Who: Age divisions (7-9, 9-11, 12-14) as of 9/1/11 Where: Campus El Segundo Athletic Fields Time: All day, 3 game minimum Type: 7 on 7, SBYS flag rules apply, 12 player team maximum Prizes: Trophies for divisional champions and runner-ups Fees: $275 team rate due by May 30th, $325 after until sold out South Bay Youth Sports is a sports league committed to providing young athletes, an organized and safe learning environment in which to play, develop and appreciate the fundamentals of competitive team sports. The principles of sportsmanship, good character and leadership will be conveyed to it’s players through SBYS’s coaches and staff. Learn more at .

Janet Jackson Back by Popular Demand The Greek Theatre Thursday, Sept. 1st, 8:30pm Janet Jackson, whose three-concert stay in Los Angeles in April could not accommodate the ticket demand, will bring her JANET JACKSON Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour back to The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 1. The tour, in which the superstar performs a selection of songs from her impressive 35 number one hits, has recorded similar SRO engagements throughout Asia, Europe and North America, and now adds the rare circumstance of a return to a prior tour city. Her three spring performances at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City sold out in ten minutes. In addition to her rigorous tour schedule, Janet has headed record-setting fundraising events for HIV/AIDS research and treatment, including hosting recent balls in Cannes and Vienna, which topped all prior fundraising amounts of those events. Prior to her upcoming tour appearance at London's Royal Albert Hall and Paris' Olympia Music Hall, Janet will entertain in France for a giant fund-raiser June 15 when she becomes the first female artist ever to perform at the Louvre in the extraordinary IM Pei glass pyramid, raising funds for that most famous of museums. "I have been around the world on my Number Ones, Up Close and Personal tour and I am excited to be coming home to Los Angeles again. I can't wait to perform for my fans under the stars, at the beautiful Greek Theater. It's going to be a fun night. See you all there," said JANET.

'Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey' reveals a musical revolution Hip-hop now has a historical tome as bold and colorful as the larger-than-life people who built its history. Long before Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem or Lil Wayne ruled the billion-dollar-a-year industry, the path was paved by DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Grandwizard Theodore, LA Sunshine and Kurtis Blow. Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey is a luxury, large-format book from ARIA Multimedia that traces the genesis, evolution and global influence of hip-hop culture since its humble beginnings in the New York City streets. Given hip-hop's influential 37-year history, "it needed to be celebrated in a size and scope that would be as impactful as the culture itself," says editor in chief Jordan Sommers. The 420-page, 16-pound opus is stuffed with hundreds of rare photos and 70 essays that cover 30 aspects of the culture and profile 40 icons, from Blow to Nicki Minaj, who "changed the game." There are also more than 150 first-person accounts by participants in the movement. "It was very important to us that this story wasn't told by outsiders, but by the people themselves," Sommers says. "The writers that we hired were, if not right smack in the middle of things from day one, people who had 15 to 20 years as documenters of hip-hop culture.". To learn more or order the book, CLICK HERE

The 3rd Annual Long Beach Gospel Fest Returns July 11th Sunday, July 11, 2011 11am - 7pm This is a FREE event! Bring your lawn chairs. Premier seating is available. For more information, visit

If We Are Children of Royalty, Why Are We Loving Beneath Our Privilege? “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:1-10 Key Verse: 2:9 Royalty may refer to: Royal family (by extension the ruling house of any monarchy, regardless of the title), or one or more of its members. As images of the Royal wedding kept people up all night and captured the collective imagination of the world, I could not help but wonder aloud: If We, Christians, Are Children Of Royalty, Why Are We Loving Beneath Our Privileges? Why do so many of the children of the Most High God, who is Love, choose to walk the underprivileged path, not taking advantage of the vast number of opportunities to love extravagantly which arise daily, as sure as the sun and to be blessed in the process? Instead, many princes & princesses settle for loving beneath their privileges like the children of a lesser god? Have we forgotten that we are royalty, and not refugees, and as such we are expected to love lavishly? Or are we simply & willfully ignoring this inconvenient truth because ,truth be told, Real Love is more often not, just that: an inconvenience. Imagine what Christian relationships would look like if we learned to love like we were worth the price God paid through Christ for us! Selah… The greatest gift to any man is a virtuous woman. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night: Ruth 3:11 And now, my daughter, fear not. I will do for you all you require, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of strength (worth, bravery, capability) This is Real Talk, Sankofa! Matthew 13:44-46 Selah...

Tony Bradford is director of The Sankofa Project. Their mission is to destroy the works of the devil (Myths, lies & stereotypes), restore the Village, uplift the Race and Man up the Black CommUNITY. Learn more at

GINA'S CHEDDAR AND HERB BISCUITS Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time:15 min Level: Easy Serves:12 to 15 biscuits Ingredients          

2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves 3/4 cup grated sharp yellow Cheddar 1 cup buttermilk 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cayenne together using a whisk. Add the herbs, cheese and buttermilk. Stir together until dough forms. Once dough has formed, using an ice cream scooper, scoop out dough onto baking tray. With a brush, lightly butter tops. Bake for 15 minutes.

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Victoria’s Secret Semi Annual Sale is on NOW! Let the shopping begin! Score something fab at their semi-annual sale. DEL AMO FASHION 21880 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD TORRANCE, CA 90503 310.214.3122




Beauty Lounge Caters to Evander Holyfield Last month boxing great Evander Holyfield stopped by the Beauty Lounge& Spa located in Southbay Pavilion at Carson Mall for manicure and pedicure services. Mr. Holyfield took a moment for a photo op with Beauty Lounge & Spa staff.

ABOUT BEAUTY LOUNGE & SPA Dedicated in providing nail and skin services unlike any other salon, Beauty Lounge surpasses them all with exclusive services, quality products and a friendly staff of highly experienced technicians. More than just a nail shop, the owners of Beauty Lounge have been providing a salon deeply rooted in exceptional service via a trendsetting salon, licensed staff and a neat and clean environment to customers for over 10 years. Treat yourself to one of our premier pedicures, indulge with a relaxing facial or beautify your nails with vibrant colors and nail art. Women, men and kids can luxuriate and pamper themselves by choosing from an array of services available at the Beauty Lounge. We offer you more! Beauty Lounge also provides facial threading and waxing, body waxing and eyelash extensions via our special staff committed to these unique services. Learn more at CLICK HERE for video

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadsters Come to America Mercedes-Benz has pulled the covers off its redesigned 2012 SLK-Class, providing an early glimpse at the roadster's new styling — including an exotic panoramic "vario" roof that changes transparency — and new direct-injection engines. The 2012 SLK goes on sale this summer in the U.S. The two-seater gets a new face that not only recalls classic Mercedes-Benz roadsters from the '50s, but also conjures a family resemblance with the current rangetopping SLS AMG. While the new design is more aerodynamically efficient, it is the choice of roof treatments on the thirdgeneration SLK that may intrigue potential buyers the most. The SLK's cockpit has been revamped with a choice of standard brushedaluminum trim or optional dark brown walnut. Other features include a color display for infotainment functions and a flat-bottomed multifunction steering wheel. An intriguing option is "sun-reflecting" leather upholstery, which Mercedes says "noticeably reduces seat temperature" in the summer. Initially, the car will be available in only one version, the SLK350, powered by a redesigned 3.5-liter V6 that makes 302 horsepower, accelerates from zero to 60 in 5.4 seconds and returns an average 23 mpg. Later in the model year, Mercedes will introduce a new SLK250, fitted with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 201 hp and coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. Zero-to-60 acceleration takes 6.5 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph and average fuel economy of 27 mpg. The 2012 SLK comes with a new driver drowsiness-detection system called Attention Assist. Buyers can also order a Lighting package with cornering and adaptive lamps, as well as Distronic Plus with Pre-Safe Brake, which automatically applies the brakes in an impending rear-end collision. Visit Mercedes Benz of South Bay, 3233 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA (310) 534-3333 or visit their website at .

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The Short Sale: Get A Preliminary Title! I spoke with a friend that lives in another state and we were catching up on our lives. She told me that she was in the process of purchasing a short sale and told me that it had been a very stressful process. I, myself, love to handle short sales as I love a challenge, so I pretty much have seen just about every different scenario out there when it comes to them. One thing that I ask for up front when I am the listing agent is a statement of information from my sellers and I also get a copy of a preliminary title report so that I can see what liens are showing up so there are no surprises in the end. I try to eliminate as many surprises that I can and really try to be proactive. Short sales can be tough to process, but with a bit of determination, they can get done. What messed up my friend's short sale process was the fact that a child support judgment came up after the bank had approved her offer. The listing agent had no clue, and the problem here is the fact that the bank had issued an approval which was good for only 30 days. Sometimes getting a child support judgment to get paid and show it is paid can take a while when you are dealing with the district attorney's office. So, not only do short sales take time to process (they are not short time wise by any means) they can be stressful. Not all of them are, some are easy to take care of, but the majority of them are hard. They are stressful not only for the buyer's but also for the sellers. So, one thing that you can take from this if you are buying a short sale is this-make sure your agent gets a preliminary title report and that the listing agent has had the sellers fill out a statement of information and escrow has had title run their names to see if any liens are against them. And, buyers you will need a statement of information filled out for you as well to make sure no child support liens or anything else comes up against your name as well.If I can be of any help to you, feel free to contact me at 951-204-1864 or visit my website at Joan Patterson, B.A., A.S.P., G.R.I., Realtor, License #01431647, Keller Williams Realty, 8250 White Oak Ave., Suite 102, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, (951) 204-1864.

Do you know someone or a business that has gone the extra mile for you or that does for the community? Nominate them for Resident or Business of the Week. Those selected will be honored with our Making A Difference Certificate, along with a Visa Gift Card. Send your nomination to us at Tell us what they did and why they should be selected. If yours is selected, you will also receive a Visa Gift Card.

City of Carson Presents Juneteenth Celebration Mills Park Saturday, June 18th 12pm – 3pm 1340 E. Dimondale Park Carson, CA

29th Annual St. John Bosco Golf Tournament Friday, July 22 · 7:00am - 10:00am Rio Hondo Golf Course You are invited to attend the 29th Annual St. John Bosco High School Athletic Department Golf Tournament on Friday July 22, 2011 @ Rio Hondo Golf Club with a celebration dinner, raffle, auction and awards to follow at St. John Bosco High School. We are having our traditional two flights (AM and PM shot gun starts). We also have sponsorship packages and "dinner only" tickets available. Click on the link below to sign up and support Bosco Athletics! Go Braves!

Carson High School Football Reunion Picnic Saturday, July 2nd, 9-8pm Carson High School 1st Annual Carson High School Football Reunion Picnic on July 2, 2011 @ Carson High Quad. 1963-PRESENT. Classmates, fans, cheerleaders, pep squads, bannergirls, football players, coaches, teachers, statisticians, managers, etc,. Salute to Coach Vollnogle and several other stakeholders who helped build OUR rich tradition. EASY WAY TO PAY - WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO FOOTBALL AND PEP/BAND UNITS. - AEW536@.INTERACT.CCSD.NET...SEND PAYMENT...$15.00 PRIOR TO 6/19/2011 and $20.00 at the gate.

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Gardena Chamber of Commerce 1204 W. Gardena Blvd. Suite E Gardena, CA 90247 (310) 532-9905 City of Carson Chamber of Commerce 530 E. Del Amo Blvd. Carson, CA 90746 (310) 217-4590 SCHOOLS Carson High School 22328 South Main Street Carson, CA 90745 (310) 847-6000 South Bay High School 4025 W. 226th Street Torrance, CA 90505 (310) 373-4556

SHOPPING South Bay Pavilion at Carson 20700 Avalon Blvd. Carson, CA 90745 (310) 366-6629

ENTERTAINMENT Carpenter Center-Long Beach 6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 985-7000

Smiley’s Bookstore 20220 Avalon Blvd. Suite A Carson, CA 90746 (310) 324-8444

HOTELS Carson Doubletree 2 Civic Plaza Drive Carson, CA 90745 (310) 830-9200 RESTAURANTS/FOOD Back Home in Lahaina 519 E. Carson Street Carson, CA 90745 (310) 835-4014

CHURCHES/MINISTRIES Judson Baptist Church 451 E. 223rd Street Carson, CA 90745 (310)) 834 - 2630

South Bay Community Church 370 Amapola Ave. Suite 28 Torrance, CA 90501 (310) 972-2910 Greater Open Door COGIC 132 E. Artesia Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 423-8653

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