Volume 5, No. 32 SmithPublish.com
Happy Independence Day!
News & Entertainment from the Community! Serving the cities that make up the South Bay in Southern California
July 1 - 15, 2011 Smithpublish@yahoo.com
4th of July Celebrations Around the South Bay! There are LOTS of Independence Day Celebrations going on around the South Bay. We’ve listed a few here…Have a fun and safe 4th!
City of Carson Mayor is hosting the 2nd Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show at The Home Depot Center.
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Seaside Lagoon 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach; Monday, 2 to 10:30 p.m. Celebrate the Fourth of July at this festival featuring live music, a community sing-a-long, food, and of course, a breathtaking fireworks display at nightfall. Price: $15 to $22
South Bay Pavilion at Carson This Saturday, they are celebrating the Independence Day with the next generation! An All American Concert by the Good News Kids with Dean and Mary Jean Brown! Make sure you come check it out :)
Queen Mary Long Beach July 4th – Independence Day Festival | The Queen Mary www.queenmary.com. Make sure you plan ahead to stake out your spot at our ‘Red, White and Blues’ festival this 4th of July! http://www.queenmary.com/July-Fourth.aspx
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Carson High School Athletes Reunion Participation was STRONG for the 1st Carson High School Athletes Reunion on Saturday, July 2nd. Enjoy some of the pictures and comments from the participants.
To Big Al and your comittee. Thank you,thank you,thank you!!!!!!!! Great job in all aspects of todays gathering. It was a great time by all. Without the your efforts to spearhead such a gathering, none of this would have been possible. What Huebs saying truly runs true with you and your committee. "WITHOUT NO SKY THERE ARE NO STARS!!" I SALUTE you and the committee! – Randy Morris
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Our Partners http://www.LWSpecialEvents.com Today Event was Awesome!!! We Honored some Great Coaches 2 Day @ the CHouse...Players from 1963-2010 were present...if you were not there you missed out. We honored all the GREATS; Vollnogle, D'Amore, Suekawa, Irvin, Pacheco, Morris, Mocnik, Burich, Ginkawa,...Missed Coach G "Guillory" today...he was. Not able 2 attend, but missed...48 years of Celebrating our Rich Tradition of Carson High Football...I would like 2 thank everybody more making this possible.... ESP. BRO. AL WASHINGTON, for having the vision & making all of this come together...Awesome job Bro. AL, 2 you & all my Fellow COLT BROTHERS; John Collins, Keith Wattenbarger, Robert Brumfield, Carlos "Goose" Ruiz, Lenny Washington, Washington Family, & many others...IN 2 years from now we will Celebrate 50 years of Carson High Football...let's make it Big... Get Ready now cause The Carson High Colts are going to shut down The City in 2 years with a parade from City Hall 2 the C-House...I consider myself lucky to be a part of this great Tradition, that has help & made me into the Man & Person that I am 2 Day...I thank All my Coaches, & Players that came before me, & help pave the way 2 Make what Carson High & the City of Carson What it is Today!!! God Bless you All...So proud to be a Colt, Once a Colt, Always a Colt, Go Big Blue,....COLT-LUV....Enough Said - Frank Saldana
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 www.metro.net/I-405
Congresswoman Laura Richardson Stands in Support of Project Labor Agreements Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37) took a stand for Labor and hardworking Americans by supporting legislation that encourages costeffectiveness and efficiency in large-scale federal construction projects. Through a process known as Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), wages and work rules for a project are defined and approved prior to the start of construction, thereby eliminating the need to negotiate separate labor agreement with each contractor and each building trade. In large-scale projects like many of those contracted by the Federal government, PLAs are especially helpful in negotiating the differences that may exist between the many separate union and non-union contractors involved. “Project Labor Agreements promote cost-effectiveness and efficiency by preventing labor disputes and project delays,” said Congresswoman Richardson. “Most importantly, they protect American workers by establishing clear working conditions and safety standards, as well as a mutually agreed upon resolution process should these provisions not be met. For these reasons, PLAs are used by both union and non-union contractors and are in the best interest of everyone involved.” Read more…. CLICK HERE or visit http://richardson.house.gov/list/press/ca37_richardson/HR2055.shtml
New state laws include mandatory whooping cough vaccinations for children By Adam Weintraub The Associated Press
Some 3 million public and private school students in California will have to prove they've had a booster vaccination against whooping cough to attend grades seven through 12 this fall under one of the most sweeping state laws taking effect Friday. The change comes after a 2010 spike in whooping cough cases in California that killed 10 infants. In all, 9,120 infections were reported, the most in the state in 63 years and almost half of all the cases in the U.S. for the year. The number of cases so far this year is ahead of last year's pace, but health officials hope the law will help curb the disease's spread. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the vaccination bill in September 2010. Less than a month later, schools and doctors started trying to get out the word to parents and students and held vaccination clinics to administer the booster shot. Children already had to get a series of shots against whooping cough to enter school, but they typically receive the last one by about age 6 and immunity fades after a few years. Most other states already require the additional shot against the disease, also known as pertussis. California's law requires that all students entering grades seven through 12 in fall 2011 provide proof they have received the booster shot. In future years, only those entering seventh grade must do so. CLICK HERE or go to this link http://www.harp.org/clinics.htm for a list of Low Cost and Free Clinics in the California.
Long Beach Poly High School Girls Track Team at the USATF Nationals Outdoor Track & Field Championships CLICK HERE for video or visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y-rBNLgR_c “On The Road with Doc Dossman” - GazetteSports.com talks with Ari Washington In Eugene, Oregon for the USATF Nationals Outdoor Track & Field Championships with my patients. The Long Beach Poly girls track team came up to Eugene to compete Saturday night in the 2011 Nike Track Nationals (for High School). This is FUN behind the scenes footage (1 of about 9 videos). This clip features freshman sensation Ari Washington.
What’s Happening at The Home Depot Center?? On sale now: Club America vs. Atlas July 13 at The Home Depot Center. Tickets start at $25. http://bit.ly/iVtzcr On Facebook: Home Depot Center – LA Galaxy - We're getting pretty excited for tomorrow's postgame fireworks, debut of the sweet new Galaxy 3rd jersey and the return of captain Landon Donovan... how about you?
Real Talk – The Movement “Date or SoulMate?” Terrell Moore Gallery 7:00pm, Thursday, July 21st How many times have you gone out on a date with the same person and sat there knowing this is not the one for you, or you sit there yawning saying, "What can I say to end this evening?" Then you rationalize it saying "Awww...he or she's a good person." Well, if you’re just looking to date, it's okay if that's what you choose to do. HOWEVER, if you are ready for that serious relationship, it calls for serious MEASURES. Sometimes all it takes is.....HOMEWORK AND PATIENCE..... Join us at Real Talk-The Movement with our Distinguished Gentlemen and Women along with our Relationship Coach, Ryeal Simms to discuss those NEGOTIABLES AND NON-NEGOTIABLES! You need to know where you are in life and either that person is down with you are they are not! C'mon, after that second date.....didn't you know? RTTM is open to the public and will be held at the Terrell Moore Gallery 1221 S. Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Tickets are $10.00 and we ask that you RSVP at email@example.com. There is parking on the street and free after 6:00 pm. The Real Talk Series was developed as a vehicle to begin cultivating more effective communication between men and women and the world which surrounds them. The series is spear-headed by LW Special Events CEO, LaTonya Washington, and was first introduced in February of 2010. This event has become a signature series for the company and we hope to see you there! Learn more at http://www.lwspecialevents.com/Real_Talk.html.
I’m Every Woman Expo Coming to Los Angeles! Courtyard By Marriott Saturday, Oct. 1st CLICK HERE to view video The I'm Every Woman Expo was created and produced by LaTonya Barber, CEO of Eloquets Enterprise LLC in collaboration with a select group of prestigious women business owners and organizations to host this spectacular, annual event. Because of its' proven success, we are pleased to announce the expansion of this event taking place in several states. By partnering with organizations and event management companies nationwide, all women, regardless of their race, age, or social class, will have the opportunity to experience what our exhibitors, attendees, speakers, sponsors, and committees experience. Women from all walks of life engage in better health, financial wellness, education, entrepreneurship, image~all these things and more make us better for our families, communities, but more importantly, and ourselves. To register for the Los Angeles Expo, visit
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
Part 1: 9 Ways To Resurrect Love In Your Marriage 1. COMFORT EACH OTHER... Provide a refuge and sanctuary for each other from the chill winds of world. Your marriage is a hearth, from whence comes the peace, harmony, and warmth of soul and spirit. 2. CARESS AS YOU WOULD CARESSED...Warm your loved one's body with your healing touch. Remember that as babies can die from a lack of touching, so marriages can wither from a lack of closeness. 3. BE A FRIEND AND PARTNER... Friendship can be a peaceful island, separate and apart, in a world of turmoil and strife. Reflect upon the tranquility of the many future years you can share with a true friend and beware of becoming battling enemies under the same roof. 4. BE OPEN WITH ONE ANOTHER... Bind not yourselves in the secretiveness that causes suspicion & doubt. Trust and reveal yourselves to each other, even as the budding rose opens to reveal its fragrance and beauty. REALLY LISTEN... and hear not only words, but also the non-language of tone, mood, and expression. Learn to listen in order to understand (Continued in next issue). 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 facebook.com/BraveHeart.RevolutionaryLover .
Patti Labelle Recipes For The Good Life! CLICK HERE to read excerpt "A lot of my memories with my loved ones are set around a dinner table, sharing a meal and sharing good conversation. Food has always been at the center of my joy, from the fish fries my parents had every weekend to the barbecues I have in my backyard today. Food can bring people together, to laugh, to eat, and to simply celebrate life. Most people know me for my voice, and that is truly a gift from God. But food and the ability to share it with others is also a gift -- a gift that you can give to those you love. It is with that spirit that I share my third cookbook." -- Patti LaBelle Miss Patti is back, as fierce as ever, sharing more than 100 new recipes that will have your mouth watering and your guests begging for seconds! With dishes ranging from the Over the Top, Top, Top Macaroni and Cheese (with shrimp and lobster!), to the Poached Salmon with Basil Cream Sauce and Fettuccine, to the Tender and Juicy Barbecued Baby Back Ribs, to the Fried Apple Pie, there's something perfect for every occasion. She not only walks you through the preparation of her favorite dishes with ease, but also shares heartfelt and witty stories about food, family, and life throughout the book. Her first two cookbooks were hits and this one is sure to please as well.
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 1lb Elbow Macaroni 8 Tbsp (1 stick) plus 1 Tbsp Butter 1/2 Cup (2 ounces) Shredded Muenster Cheese 1/2 Cup (2 ounces) Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese 1/2 Cup (2 ounces) Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1/2 Cup (2 ounces) Shredded Monterey Jack 2 Cups Half-And-Half 1 Cup (8 ounces) Velveeta , cut into small cubes 2 Large Eggs , lightly beaten 1/4 tsp Seasoned Salt 1/8 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a deep 2 1/2-quart casserole. 2. Bring the large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the oil, then the elbow macaroni, and cook until the macaroni is just tender, about 7 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain well. Return to the cooking pot. 3. In a small saucepan, melt eight tablespoons of the butter. Stir into the macaroni. In a large bowl, mix the Muenster, mild and sharp Cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheeses. To the macaroni, add the half-and-half, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, the cubed Velveeta, and the eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the buttered casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese and dot with the remaining one tablespoon of butter. 4. Bake until it's bubbling around the edges, about 35 minutes. Serve hot.
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Weirdo Fitness Devices That Actually Work: Shake Weight By The Chicks at TotalBeauty.com Scenario: It's 2 a.m. and you just can't seem to sleep. Despite knowing the havoc wakeful nights wreak on your face, you decide to turn on the TV in hopes it will lull you into slumber. After flipping through the channels a bit (and maybe grabbing a log of cookie dough from the freezer) you stop. A pink unitard-clad woman and a man with rock hard abs grab your attention. Thirty minutes later, phone in hand, you're still awake, crying and ordering the fat melting thingamajig that saved "Kira's" (a 300 pound woman who had tried everything) life. Sound familiar -- or was that just me last Tuesday? Well, even if you can't relate, I'm sure you've been intrigued by (or maybe laughed at?) some wacky new fitness device. Apparently, real women say some of these weird fitness inventions actually work … and not just for "Kira." Using a concept called "Dynamic Inertia" (which we are sure must be an oxymoron?), the weight on the device moves rapidly back and forth as the internal resistance inside the shaft move from side to side. This movement is supposed to create up to 240 muscle contractions a minute. Learn more or get yours at https://www.shakeweight.com
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5 Ways to Soothe Sandal-Beaten Feet Sanitize: Kick foot odor to the curb! According to NYC dermatologist Hilary Reich, washing feet daily with an antibacterial soap will fend off most odor-causing microbes. But refreshing with a spritz of The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray ($10, thebodyshop-usa.com) will deodorize and put pep in your step – literally. (Swapping your sandals every other day will also give odors time to dissipate).
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LeapFrog Unveils Tablet for Kids I’ve long since given into the temptation to hand over my iPad to my children. Not surprisingly this has resulted in it being dropped, sat upon, smeared with goo and generally abused. What is surprising is that it’s survived. So I was eager to try LeapFrog’s just announced rugged-ized kids' tablet, the LeapPad. The tablet, unveiled a week ago, will be available for preorder June 29, and costs $99.99. The LeapPad has a 5-inch touchscreen housed in a case that feels like it will take a beating. The 480-by-272 display is bright and high quality for a kid's toy, but noticeably lower resolution than adult smartphones and tablets. It's also a resistive screen, so you have to exert a little pressure when swiping or using the included stylus. There’s a built-in VGA camera (640-by-480 pixels) for taking photos and videos, an accelerometer for tilt control in games and a cartridge slot for playing LeapFrog's Leapster Explorer titles. When you turn on the LeapPad, you’re prompted to customize it with your name, picture, wallpaper and virtual pet. The Pet Pad, which lets you create and care for your pet, is one of four apps that come preloaded on the device. There’s also Story Studio for producing custom e-books, Art Studio for creating art projects with the expected assortment of stamp tools, colored pencils and special effects, and My Stuff gallery for storing photos, videos, e-books and other creative projects. One free download from the LeapFrog store is also included with the LeapPad. At launch there will be more than 100 compatible titles, including games and creativity apps, interactive e-books, videos from LeapFrog and Discovery Kids, and flash cards. While there is a cartridge slot for backward compatibility with Leapster Explorer titles, all LeapPad titles will be downloaded to the device’s 2 GB of internal memory through the LeapFrog Connect software. LeapPad will be available Aug. 15. Pricing for videos, interactive e-books, games and creativity apps and flash cards is not yet set, but will range from $5 to $20. Learn more at http://shop.leapfrog.com/leapfrog
HOW? Like LeapFrog Facebook page, then share your funniest story about your child's joy ride with your expensive gadget. Did your son crack your iPad screen using it as a trampoline? Did your daughter take your mobile phone for a swim in the toilet? Share this story on their LeapPad Contest section and you will be entered! The best THREE stories WIN!
Buying A Home â€“ Down Payment Options One of the components a lender uses to help determine what loan amount to approve is your down payment. A down payment not only serves as a commitment on a borrower.s behalf to make good on a loan, but acts as a lender.s guarantee to minimize risk in case a borrower defaults on a loan. The more of your own cash that you can put down for a loan, the easier it is to qualify for a higher loan amount or a lower mortgage payment.
Alternative sources of funding Since most borrowers do not have large cash reserves on-hand for a down payment, there are other alternative sources for funding. Besides tapping into your own savings accounts, other resources may include friends, relatives, 401(k) plans, proceeds from stock sales, appraised assets, even a co-signer. Many cities, looking to expand their communities, even offer their own down payment subsidy programs for cash-strapped buyers. It.s not uncommon to be gifted $5,000 to $10,000 without expectation of re-payment.
Loan-to-value ratio A down payment is always expressed as a percent of the sales price and often referred to by lenders at the .loan-to-value ratio. or LTV. For instance, a $250,000 mortgage with an LTV of 80 percent would require 20 percent down or $50,000. Using a down payment calculator can help you see what influence a different down payment can have on your monthly mortgage.
Other down payment options Some banks even offer zero-down percentage loans which require no down payment. These types of loans are typically directed at first-time buyers with good credit who are qualified to make the monthly payment but cannot come up with a down payment. However, without a down payment the buyer has no equity in the house and the lender is at greater risk, so the interest rate could be higher. Another alternative to buying a home without committing to a down payment is to consider a lease option to buy. As a renter, you have an option anytime during the term of the lease, to buy the property at an agreed upon price from the owner. In some instances, the money you.ve put toward rent can be fully or partially applied toward the down payment. Sellers can also assist buyers with their down payment. By offering a carry-back mortgage, sellers can sell their house faster in a competitive market and buyers can purchase a home they otherwise might not be able to afford.
City of Carson Summer Day Camp CLICK HERE for Registration Form For more information,
Drama Class – City of Carson Writer/Director Dominique Becton will be teaching a Drama class for the City of Carson for their summer enrichment program starting JULY 11th. Class prices for residents $21 for non residents $25 and that's for 10 weeks for ages 9-16. At the end of the 10 weeks your child will perform in a musical written and directed by her. CLICK HERE for more information.
6th Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo & Car Show Saturday, July 9 · 3:00pm – 9:00pm Atlantic Ave. between Roosevelt Rd. and San Antonio Dr.
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) and 8th District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich would like to invite you to the 6th Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo & Car Show. Appearance by Shirley Muldowney, the First Lady of Drag Racing, and her World Champion Dragster. She will be in attendance throughout the event signing autographs and firing her car in the Cacklefest.
Book Signing – Linda Jay, Author of “I Was There: Famous Trials, Trips, Tragedies & Triumps Friday, July 22th – 5:00pm – 7:00pm The J Spot Comedy Club 5581 W. Manchester Blvd. Westchester, CA
Meet Community Activist, Host/Producer of cable show "Yes You Can," and KJLH's Front Page regular, Linda Jay. Join the as Ms. Jay shares on some fascinating topics displayed in her new released book, titled "I Was There" Famous trials, trips, tragedies and triumphs, My life as a L.A. Activist. You too can say "I was there." www.lwspecialevents.com
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CITY OFFICES City of Carson 701 E. Carson Street Carson, CA 90745 (310) 830-7600 www.ci.carson.ca.us City of Torrance 3031Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503 (310) 328-5310 www.torranceca.gov City of Long Beach 333 W. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 570-6555 www.longbeach.gov
Gardena Chamber of Commerce 1204 W. Gardena Blvd. Suite E Gardena, CA 90247 (310) 532-9905 www.gardenachamber.org City of Carson Chamber of Commerce 530 E. Del Amo Blvd. Carson, CA 90746 www.carsonchamber.com SCHOOLS Carson High School 22328 South Main Street Carson, CA 90745 (310) 847-6000 www.carsonhs.org South Bay High School 4025 W. 226th Street Torrance, CA 90505 (310) 373-4556 www.starsinc.com
SHOPPING South Bay Pavilion at Carson 20700 Avalon Blvd. Carson, CA 90745 (310) 366-6629 www.southbaypavilion.com
ENTERTAINMENT Carpenter Center-Long Beach 6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 985-7000 www.carpenterarts.org
Smiley’s Bookstore 20220 Avalon Blvd. Suite A Carson, CA 90746 (310) 324-8444 www.smileysbooks.org
HOTELS Carson Doubletree 2 Civic Plaza Drive Carson, CA 90745 (310) 830-9200 www.carsondoubletree.com RESTAURANTS/FOOD Back Home in Lahaina 519 E. Carson Street Carson, CA 90745 (310) 835-4014 www.backhomeinlahaina.com (310) 217-4590 CHURCHES/MINISTRIES Judson Baptist Church 451 E. 223rd Street Carson, CA 90745 (310)) 834 - 2630 www.abc-usa.org
South Bay Community Church 370 Amapola Ave. Suite 28 Torrance, CA 90501 (310) 972-2910 www.southbaycommunitychurch.com Greater Open Door COGIC 132 E. Artesia Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 423-8653 www.greateropendoor.org