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TRUMP’S HIGH-SPENDING BUDGET REVERSES LONGTIME GOP DOGMA By Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s own budget director says if he were still a member of Congress he probably wouldn’t vote for the very budget plan he hawked Tuesday before the Senate Budget Committee.

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ffice of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told the panel that he “probably would have found enough shortcomings in this to vote against it.” But Mulvaney, a deficit hawk during three terms as a tea party congressman from South Carolina, said his job now is to represent the president, who promises to avoid cutting retirement benefits like Social Security and Medicare. Mulvaney drafted the $4.4 trillion budget plan released Monday. It would cut social safety net programs and greatly boost military spending, while putting the government on track to run trillion-dollar deficits for the next few years. The president’s spending outline for the first time acknowledges that the Republican tax overhaul passed last year would add billions to the deficit and not “pay for itself” as Trump and his Republican allies asserted. The open embrace of red ink is a remarkable public reversal for Trump and his party, which spent years objecting to President Barack Obama’s increased spending during the depths of the Great Recession. Rhetoric aside, however, Trump’s pattern is in line with past Republican presidents such as Ronald Reagan who have overseen spikes in deficits as they simultaneously increased military spending and cut taxes. “We’re going to have the strongest military we’ve ever had, by far,” Trump said in an Oval Office appearance Monday. “In this budget we took care of the military like it’s never been taken care of before.” Trump’s budget revived his calls for big cuts to domestic programs that benefit

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Trump’s plan sees a 2019 deficit of $984 billion, though [Budget Director] Mulvaney admits $1.2 trillion is more plausible. the poor and middle class, such as food stamps, housing subsidies and student loans. Retirement benefits would remain mostly untouched, as Trump has pledged, though Medicare providers would absorb about $500 billion in cuts — a nearly 6 percent reduction. Some beneficiaries of Social Security’s disability program would have to re-enter the workforce under proposed changes to eligibility rules. Trump’s plan was dead before it landed. It came just three days after the president signed a bipartisan agreement that set broad parameters for spending over the next two years. That deal, which includes large increases for domestic

programs, rendered the Trump’s proposed 10-year, $1.7 trillion cuts to domestic agencies such as the departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development even more unrealistic. “The good news is this budget is going nowhere,” said Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Trump also is proposing work requirements for several federal programs, including housing subsidies, food stamps and Medicaid. Such ideas have backing from powerful figures in Congress, including Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who promises action on a “workforce development” agenda this year. Trump’s plan aims at other familiar targets. It would eliminate the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025 and private businesses running the orbiting outpost instead. But the domestic cuts would be far from enough to make up for the plummeting tax revenue projected in the budget. Trump’s plan sees a 2019 deficit of $984 billion, though Mulvaney admits $1.2 trillion is more plausible after last week’s congressional budget pact and $90 billion worth of disaster aid is tacked on. That would be more than double the 2019 deficit the administration promised last year. All told, the new budget sees accumulating deficits of $7.2 trillion over the coming decade; Trump’s plan last year projected a 10-year shortfall of $3.2 trillion. And that’s assuming Trump’s rosy economic predictions come true and Congress follows through — in an election year — with politically toxic cuts to social programs, farm subsidies and Medicare providers. Last year Trump’s budget promised such ideas could generate a small budget surplus by 2027; now, his best-case scenario is for a $450 billion deficit that year, more than $300 billion of which can be traced to his December tax cut. In stark numbers, the budget rewrites the administration’s talking points for last year’s tax plan, which administration figures such as

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Senate GOP, Dem Leaders Say it’s Time for Immigration Deal By Alan Fram WASHINGTON—The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery Monday as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress. “We really do get along, despite what you read in the press,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at a previously scheduled appearance alongside his counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the University of Louisville. There was even ribbing when Schumer presented McConnell with a bottle of bourbon made in his home New York City borough of Brooklyn. McConnell, whose state knows a thing or two about bourbon, proclaimed, “There’s no such thing as Brooklyn bourbon.” But just days after the two leaders brokered

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Obama Jokes He Failed to Get Artist To Give Him Smaller Ears By Ashraf Khalil

WA S H I N G T O N — W h e n Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn’t hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait. At a ceremony Monday to unveil portraits of him and former first lady Michelle Obama, the former president said artist Kehinde Wiley cheerfully ignored almost all of his suggestions. “He listened very thoughtfully to what I had to say before doing exactly what he always intended to do,” he said. “I tried to negotiate less gray hair, but Kehinde’s artistic integrity would not allow it. I tried to negotiate smaller ears and struck out on that as well.” The final product depicts Obama sitting in a straight-backed chair, leaning forward and looking serious while surrounded by greenery and flowers. Michelle Obama’s portrait, painted by Amy Sherald, shows her in a black and white dress looking thoughtful with her hand on her chin. Both artists were personally chosen by the Obamas. The portraits will now hang in the National Portrait Gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The gallery has a complete collection of presidential portraits. A different set of portraits

of the former first couple will eventually hang in the White House. “I am humbled, I am honored, I am proud,” Michelle Obama said. “Young people, particularly girls and girls of color, in future years they will come to this place

and see someone who looks like them hanging on the walls of this incredible institution.” Barack Obama spoke of his choice of Wiley, saying the two men shared multiple parallels in their upbringing; both had African fathers who were largely absent

from their lives and American mothers who raised them. The former president drew multiple laughs from the audience for his remarks, starting out by praising Sherald for capturing, “the grace and beauty and charm and hotness of the woman that I love.”

Obama said he found the process of sitting for the portrait to be a frustrating experience. “I don’t like posing. I get impatient and start looking at my watch,” he said, “but working with Kehinde was a great joy.” Wiley said the depiction of Obama surrounded by greenery and flowers was meant to “chart his path on earth” through the choice of flowers. The painting includes chrysanthemums, which are the official flower of Chicago; jasmine to evoke Hawaii, where Obama largely grew up; and African blue lilies to honor Obama’s Kenyan father. “Being the first AfricanAmerican painter to paint the first African-American president, it doesn’t get any better than that,” he said. The portraits drew wildly divergent reactions on Twitter and elsewhere, with the hashtag #obamaportraits trending throughout the day. Obama opponents took the opportunity to take shots at the former president and digitally edit Make America Great Again hats onto the portrait. Others dug into Wiley’s previous body of work and found a pair of racially charged paintings that showed black women holding the severed heads of white women. Among Obama supporters


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Praxis Studio Showcases Contemporary Works of LA-Area Artists Showcasing the contemporary works of five Los Angeles area artists, “Praxis Studio” is now on exhibit at the University Art Gallery on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. “It is important for youth in the area to see art by a successful young artist from their own community like EJ Hill,” relates

CSUDH assistant professor Devon Tsuno. “It is even more transformative when artists who exhibit at our university want to meet students and collaborate with them.” Featuring drawings, sound sculpture, design and painting, Mr. Hill is joined by local artists Ana Llorente, Juan Capistran,

Hazel Mandujano and Mario Ybarra Jr. The exhibition is guest curated by Leonardo Bravo, founder and organizer of the arts nonprofit Big City Forum. “Praxis Studio” remains on display Mondays through Thursdays until March 14th, and is free to the public. For more information, contact University Art Gallery at (310) 243-3334.

The exhibition will be open until 14 March at the University Art Gallery.

LA Gridlock Champ for 6th Straight Year LOS ANGELES—Out of 1,361 cities in 38 countries, Los Angeles has the worst gridlock for the sixth year in a row, according to INRIX, a company that specializes in car services and transportation analytics. Drivers in and around Los Angeles spent 102 hours battling traffic congestion during peak hours in 2017, states INRIX’s 11th annual report. In contrast, New York City motorists spent 91 hours battling peak hour gridlock. New York was Number 3 on the INRIX list. Number 2 was Moscow. But Los Angeles had lower peak period tie-ups than San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and Portland, the study showed. And when it comes to nighttime travel, Los Angeles city streets ranked better than those of 35 other cities. The study found that traffic congestion cost U.S. motorists nearly $305 billion in 2017, an average of $1,445 per driver. These sums reflect direct and indirect costs. The U.S. accounted for 10 of the top 25 cities worldwide with the worst traffic

congestion in the INRIX study. Thailand topped the global breakdown with drivers in the Southeast Asian nation spending an average of 56 hours in peak-hour congestion. Other countries in the top five include Indonesia with 51 hours, Colombia with 49 and Venezuela with 42 hours.

Compton College to Host Cash for College Fair to Help Students Apply for Financial Aid Compton College will host a Cash for College Fair this Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Vocational Technology Building. This event includes hands-on assistance with the application for financial aid and an informational presentation on financial aid and scholarships. Local high school seniors, foster youth and college-bound students are encouraged to apply for financial aid today to get cash for college, even if they think they may not be eligible. Research shows that while hundreds of thousands of California’s community college students are eligible for Federal Pell Grants, most do not apply. Amounts can change annually, and the award amount for 2017-18 was up to $5,920 each. Parents and students are invited to the Cash for College Fair where there will be free online computer assistance and expert guidance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the California Dream Act Application. Information will also be provided for non-resident students (AB 540). Assistance and information will be provided in English and Spanish. The Cash for College Fair is open to the public, and those attending are asked to bring their Social Security numbers or permanent resident cards, a parent’s Social Security number, if applicable; their 2016 federal income tax return or W-2 forms; and public assistance aid information (TANF, SNAP, SSI, Unemployment and/or General Relief). Students are also asked to have their parents

attend with them. This year, applicants may complete the 2018-19 FAFSA using 2016 income tax information, rather than having to wait to use information from 2017 tax returns. The FAFSA deadline is March 2, and students must apply by then in order to be considered for Cal Grant A, B, and C eligibility for the 2018 award year. Students who do not meet the March 2 application deadline will have limited access to financial aid options. For more information about this event, please call the Compton College Financial Aid


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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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‘FATHER OF BLACK HISTORY’ CARTER G. WOODSON HONORED FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

When a man moved his family hundreds of miles to Huntington in 1892 because it had a high school for black people, he likely didn’t realize his own son would eventually become the “Father of Black History.”

Although Carter G. Woodson’s pursuit of higher education led him elsewhere after he graduated in 1896 from the segregated, allblack Douglass High School, named for renowned activist and former slave Frederick Douglass, Marshall University now celebrates his legacy as a West Virginia coal miner and a son of former slaves who became a leading scholar of the 20th century and actively fought to promote black history. Promoting Woodson’s important

contributions to academia and American culture is central to Burnis R. Morris’ work at Marshall. February might already be a special time of the year as Black History Month, but Morris’ roles as the Carter G. Woodson Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications and the director of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum give it even more significance. “This is what I live for now,” Morris said after an event announcing Marshall’s programming for Black History Month. “It’s everything.” Having worked as Douglass High School’s principal for a few years after graduation, Woodson continued his education in the late 1890s and earned a degree from Berea College in 1903, as well as both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1908. Following W.E.B. Du Bois,

Courtesy Marshall University Carter G. Woodson Woodson became in 1912 only the second African-American to receive a doctorate degree from Harvard University - as well as the first person whose parents were former slaves to receive a doctorate in history from

any institution. Morris said Woodson, well regarded among scholars as the author of “The Mis-Education of the Negro,” realized most slaves could not read or write and their families wouldn’t have saved many records, so he encouraged other black people to find whatever information they could find and send it to either him or the Library of Congress. Woodson is now considered the “Father of Black History” because of those efforts, as well as the lengths he went at the time to correct misrepresentations of black people to predominantly white scholars. “When you consider today’s situation, you see all kinds of ads on television about ancestry and family history,” Morris said, noting Woodson’s endeavor was a massive undertaking. “That would have been unheard of in Woodson’s day.” In its second year, the lyceum,

named in Woodson’s honor, now focuses on educating West Virginians about critical issues surrounding education and freedom of expression, especially pertaining to minorities of color and of different ethnicities, and the Black History Month events largely reflect its mission. The programming features a speech re-enactment, a roundtable discussion about “The MisEducation of the Negro” and several lectures ranging from race relations to African-American impact on pop culture. “If you listen attentively over the next several days, you will hear all kinds of stuff about black history and very little about Woodson,” Morris said. “We are geared to making our community understand that (the celebration of Black History Month) begins with Woodson.” For more information, visit www. marshall.edu/woodsonlyceum.

Jack Johnson Descendant Hopes for Trump Pardon By Kareem Copeland

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n Jim Crow America, it’s no wonder that Jack Johnson was the most despised AfricanAmerican of his generation. The first black boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Johnson humiliated white fighters and flaunted his affection for white women, even fleeing the country after an all-white jury convicted him of “immorality” for one of his relationships. Now, more than 100 years later, Johnson’s great-great niece wants President Donald Trump to clear the champion’s name with a posthumous pardon. And she has the backing of Sen. John McCain, who has supported a Johnson pardon since 2004. “Jack Johnson was a boxing legend and pioneer whose career and reputation were ruined by a racially charged conviction more than a century ago,” McCain said in a statement to The Associated Press. “Johnson’s imprisonment forced him into the shadows of bigotry and prejudice, and continues to stand as a stain on our national honor.” Johnson, the son of former slaves, defeated Tommy Burns for the heavyweight title in 1908 at a time when blacks and whites rarely entered the same ring. He then mowed down a series of “great white hopes,” culminating in 1910 with the undefeated former champion, James J. Jeffries. “He is one of the craftiest, cunningest boxers that ever stepped into the ring,” said the legendary boxer John L. Sullivan, in the aftermath of what was called “the fight of the century.” But Johnson also refused to

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Jack Johnson and Jim Flynn, 1912. adhere to societal norms, living lavishly and brazenly and dating outside of his race in a time when whites often killed AfricanAmericans without fear of legal repercussions. In 1913, he was convicted of violating the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes. After seven years as a fugitive, Johnson eventually returned to the U.S. and turned himself in. He served about a year in federal prison and was released in 1921. He died in 1946 in an auto accident. Muhammad Ali often praised Johnson and would explain how he admired Johnson’s courage. “They say I’m controversial and they say I’m bold, but I wasn’t nothing like Jack Johnson,” Ali once told broadcaster Howard

He is one of the craftiest, cunningest boxers that ever stepped into the ring. John L Sullivan Cosell. “They had lynchings and rapings and burnings and every time he’d fight they’d lynch Negroes and burn houses. This man was told if you beat this white man we’re going to shoot you from the audience. He said well just shoot my black so-and-so because I’m a knock him out. “Here’s a Negro during the time you’d be lynched for looking at white ladies. He’d walk down the street and left the country with

them. He was bold. ... He had to be a courageous man.” The stain on Johnson’s reputation forced some family members to live in shame of his legacy—the exact opposite of how Johnson led his life. Family “didn’t talk about it because they were ashamed of him, that he went to prison,” Linda E. Haywood, 61, said of her greatgreat uncle. “They were led to believe that he did something wrong. They were so ashamed after being so proud of him. The white man came and told them that he did something wrong, he did something dirty and they painted him out to be something that he wasn’t.” Haywood said she didn’t find out she was related to Johnson until she was 12. She remembers learning about Johnson when she was in sixth grade during Black History Month, and only learned

later that he was kin. Once, she recalled, she asked her mother about Johnson. “She just grimaced,” Haywood said. Haywood remembers her mother calling Johnson defiant and saying: “‘Momma, no disrespect, that man wasn’t defiant.’ He was just being a man. He was being himself.” Haywood has pressed to have Johnson pardoned since President George W. Bush was in office, a decade ago. Posthumous pardons are rare, but not unprecedented. President Bill Clinton pardoned Henry O. Flipper, the first AfricanAmerican officer to lead the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War; he was framed for embezzlement. Bush pardoned Charles Winters in 2008, an American volunteer in the Arab-Israeli War convicted of violating the U.S. Neutrality Acts in 1949. Haywood wanted Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president, to pardon Johnson, but Justice Department policy says “processing posthumous pardon petitions is grounded in the belief that the time of the officials involved in the clemency process is better spent on the pardon and commutation requests of living persons.” “In terms of Jack Johnson, I think the Department of Justice came back recommending—not recommending a pardon on that,” press secretary Robert Gibbs said in 2009. A spokeswoman for Obama declined further comment. Haywood wants the history books rewritten. “Knowing that he was treated unfairly and unfairly convicted and targeted because of his choice of


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OPED In the Trump Era, Consumer Protection Agency Changes Course CBC MEMBERS QUESTION CFPB ACTIONS UNDER TRUMP APPOINTEE lawmakers’ letter is addressed to both appointees. An appellate federal court will eventually decide who should be the legal Acting Director; but in the interim, Mulvaney leads CFPB while retaining his position as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. In his prior role as a South Carolina Congressman, he cosponsored a bill to eliminate the CFPB and accepted nearly $63,000 in campaign donations from payday lenders. These donations included $4,500 from World Acceptance Corporation’s political action committee. “The CFPB spent five years honing the Payday Rule, conducting research and reviewing over one million comments from all types of stakeholders: from payday

By Charlene Crowell

In the wake of a recent series of anti-consumer actions taken by Mick Mulvaney, the Trump-appointed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Acting Director, a bicameral call for accountability was released on January 31. Led by Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, two other Congressional Black Caucus Members, Congressmen Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Al Green (D-Texas) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) as signatories. Together, the group of lawmakers seek to know what prompted Mr. Mulvaney’s actions as well as his ties to the payday lending industry. A January 31 letter calls into question the following specific actions that have occurred over the past month: • Halting implementation of the agency’s final rule preventing abusive payday lending (the ‘Payday Rule); • Announcement of the Bureau’s intention to initiate a rulemaking process that appears designed to weaken the Payday Rule; • Withdrawing a Bureau lawsuit against four online payday lenders who allegedly misled customers on interest rates that spanned a low of 440 percent to as high as 950 percent; and • Ending an investigation of World Acceptance Corporation, a high-cost installment lender that began in 2014 after consumers complained of unaffordable loans and aggressive collection practices. “For too long, some payday, auto title, and installment lenders have taken advantage of American workers who need a little extra money to pay an unexpected medical

Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, the Bureau is requesting $0.” Mulvaney added, “While this approximately $145 million may not make much of a dent in the deficit, the men and women at the Bureau are proud to do their part to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars.” When the federal deficit is hundreds of trillions of dollars, it strains credulity to believe that $145 million will lighten the nation’s debt. But an emerging pattern of the current administration is to allow lengthy delays that could eventually become denials. Key consumer protections in student loans have been delayed as well, and through the Congressional Review Act, a rule that would have allowed consumers to have their

For too many families, one unexpected expense or tight week traps them in a cycle of debt that lasts months or years.

bill or fix their car,” wrote the lawmakers. “For too many families, one unexpected expense or tight week traps them in a cycle of debt that lasts months or years…The rule finalized by the CFPB last October was carefully balanced to end that cycle of debt while ensuring that borrowers retain access to needed credit.” The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act that created

the CFPB intended for it to be an independent agency, charged with serving as the consumer’s financial cop-onthe-beat. Its director was to be nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to a five-year term of service. Additionally, CFPB was to secure its funding directly from the Federal Reserve Bank, rather than through Congress’ annual appropriations process that could enable powerful

special interests to restrict necessary funding. Even though the DoddFrank Act also defined a succession plan for an Acting Director in the event of personnel changes, two people were appointed to this same role. One, Leandra English was lawfully appointed by the former Director Richard Cordray, while another, Mr. Mulvaney, was appointed by President Trump. The

lender, to state regulators, to faith leaders,” wrote Ranking Members Warren and Waters. Now Mr. Mulvaney oversees the daily operations of the same Bureau that returned $12 billion to nearly 30 million consumers in about six years. Instead of regulating financial services, this Acting Director prefers allowing private enterprise to determine consumers’ choices – including those that are harmful and predatory. He also wants financial businesses to have more input on determining what regulations CFPB should use in their supervision and monitoring. As CFPB’s Acting Director, Mulvaney also wrote a letter to Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen advising that “for

own day in court to resolve financial and credit issues has also been rejected. Moreover, Mulvaney directed the CFPB to delay implementation of its prepaid card rule that was designed to help stop abusive fees for users. “I certainly understand the desire to protect taxpayer dollars,” said Debbie Goldstein, Executive Vice President with the Center for Responsible Lending, “but I think the mission of the CFPB is to protect the taxpayers, the American people, from lenders who target them for high-cost and unaffordable loans. And the best way to save Americans millions of dollars is by preventing predatory lending, not by draining the CFPB’s resources.”

Trump’s Parade Plan a Waste of Money WHY PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP REALLY WANTS A PARADE By Julianne Malveaux

Now “45” wants a parade. He wants it in November, probably before the mid-term elections. Some see it as move to mobilize his base and stroke his own ego; others actually believe that he wants to celebrate and honor members of the military. It’s been reported that he wants the parade, because he saw a parade in Paris on Bastille Day. If he went to the zoo, would he want zebras and tigers roaming the lawn at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue next? The last parade we had in Washington was in 1991, when we “won” the Gulf War. That parade cost $14 million ($21 million in today’s dollars), and drew 800,000 people. Given 45’s propensity for wanting the biggest and “the huuuugest,” he’d probably want to spend twice what George H.W. Bush spent in 1991. That $42 million represents less than a millionth of one percent of the nearly $500 billion federal budget increase that the Senate proposed in bipartisan legislation on February

7. I am among the many who will look askance at the possible cost of a parade. There are lots of things we could do with $42 million, like job creation, small Pell grant increases, or even more amenities for our armed forces. But in the scheme of things, some will argue that $42 million is not that much money; they might suggest that a parade is more about symbolism than anything else. What does a show of military might signal in these times? There has been no significant military victory, nothing to celebrate, except 45’s alreadyinflated ego. France’s Bastille Day parade is a response to the fact that France had been invaded twice, most devastatingly by the Germans in World War II. Their parade is as much a show of military might as it is of European unity. These days, troops from several countries,

including Germany and the United States, participate in the parade. Some carry the flag of the European Union, even though the EU has no military. Would 45’s parade include other countries, or is this exhibition just about “us”? Instead of the show of unity that Bastille Day parade represents, 45’s parade will likely be a reflection of his braggadocio. His

College-selected buffoon. Meanwhile, consider the impact a parade might have on the District of Columbia, the used-to-be majority Black city that is mostly occupied by Democrats. How will the streets survive huge tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, and who will pay for repairs? How extensive will this parade be, and will it happen on the weekend or a weekday? What will it mean for workers, transportation, and the District’s infrastructure? The president could care less about any of it. He passed the hot potato of the parade to the Secretary of Defense, and now General Jim Mattis and his team are stuck with the task. Both Democrats and Republicans have verbalized opposition to the parade, and they are likely to be labeled “treasonous” by 45, since anyone who disagrees with him, or fails to clap (or bow) when he

Instead of the show of unity that Bastille Day parade represents, 45’s parade will likely be a reflection of his braggadocio. button is bigger, so is his parade, and so is the U.S. military. The president’s parade sounds like a show of muscle, but to what end? Even the inhabitant of the world’s smallest country must know that the U.S. has the world’s “greatest” military. So, why do we need to show off? Because 45 is a showoff, a blowhard, and an Electoral

speaks is obviously a traitor. He is behaving like a despot like his rival, North Korea’s “Supreme Leader” Kim Jong-un. While 45 finds it convenient to idolize the military and insist that the rest of us do so, as well, he didn’t find it convenient to serve in the military. He was excused from military service during the Vietnam era, because he had flat feet or bone spurs or something like that. More than likely, he was excused from military service, because his family had money. The president wants a parade to celebrate the military and glorify our country’s military might. Next he will want to have someone crown him king. Yes, it is a good thing he doesn’t go to the zoo, because we might end up with a menagerie in the backyard at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Julianne Malveaux is an authoranfounder of Economic Education. Her latest book “Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy” is available now.


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OPED BIG RAINBOWS IN THE POLITICAL CLOUDS FOR CHILDREN:

Some Really, Really Good news By Marian Wright Edelman

God has sent some huge rainbows in the clouds for vulnerable children amidst a profoundly negative political climate. Good news these days has been few and far between but the Bipartisan Budget Package/ Continuing Resolution (CR) signed by the President earlier today offers significant and long overdue hope to children, families and communities. We now must give our immediate attention to extending that good news to the nearly 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Dreamers and the other Dreamers not yet in DACA, who face a March 5th deadline that would end their hopes and dreams. The good news in the Bipartisan Budget Package includes: • The Family First Prevention Services Act that includes long overdue historic reforms to help keep children safely with their families when they come to the attention of the child welfare system and assures them quality care in the most family-like setting appropriate for their special needs when placement in foster care is needed. Family First also offers new supports for preventing and treating families struggling with substance use disorders, including increased support for grandparents and other relatives who have reached out to care for children, regional partnerships to bring systems together to benefit children, and funding to help children be placed in treatment programs with their parents. • An additional four years of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which assures a long-term commitment of 10 years and stabilizes comprehensive, affordable health coverage for nearly 9 million children and pregnant women. This is the longest extension of funding for CHIP since it was originally enacted in 1997 and will give the millions of parents of children enrolled in CHIP peace of mind. CHIP has helped cut the number of uninsured children in half, improved child health outcomes and access to care, helped reduce school absenteeism and improved children’s readiness to

learn. CHIP, together with Medicaid, programs that help to improve health care services. forms the foundation of our health maternal and newborn health, child • An historic increase of $5.8 care system for children. This long- development, school readiness, and billion for the Child Care and term extension will help us build family economic self-sufficiency Development Block Grant (CCDBG) on that great progress as we work and reduce child abuse and neglect, over two years to help states meet to ensure every child in America crime and domestic violence. the new quality requirements the health coverage they need and • Two years of funding for of the bipartisan 2014 CCDBG deserve to survive reauthorization and and thrive. extend access to The threatening March 5th deadline • Five years affordable child care of funding for to more hardworking looms; If DACA protections are not the Maternal families. A CLASP preserved in law by that date, it is and Infant Early analysis shows this Childhood investment will help estimated that on average nearly 1,000 Visitation an additional 230,000 Dreamers a day will lose their protection. children in working P r o g r a m (MIECHV), families access child which has been without funding Community Health Centers (CHCs), care. Currently CCDBG serves only since September 30, 2017. Pregnant which offer children and their 1 in 6 eligible children. women and children under five parents access to a continuum of • $4 billion for student-centered in every state and territory benefit quality health services. One in 10 programs that aid college completion from these voluntary home visiting children in America use CHCs for and affordability, including those

that help teachers, police officers and firefighters. • $6 billion added to increase prevention and treatment and law enforcement to address the country’s opioid crisis. It is critically important that these dollars reach infants and children of all ages as well as other family members. The bipartisan package also: • Offers long overdue assistance in the aftermath of the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Florida and Texas and the fires in California. This funding will bring relief to children and their parents and finally includes new Medicaid dollars to Puerto Rico. • Adjusts sequestration’s budget caps so there will again be parity between defense and non-defense expenditures. While we are encouraged by these critical steps forward for children, a gaping hole remains. The Senate will begin consideration next week on legislation to offer hope, protection and a path to citizenship for the nearly 800,000 current DACA Dreamers and the more than one million additional Dreamers who could qualify for DACA but have not, but its road forward is not clear. Yet the threatening March 5th deadline looms. If DACA protections are not preserved in law by that date, it is estimated that on average nearly 1,000 Dreamers a day will lose their protection from deportation and their ability to work. Their dreams and futures must be protected and preserved. As we move forward with implementation of this new Budget Package, we must stay vigilant to ensure DACA protections and a path to citizenship are enacted and threats to key programs to keep children healthy, well fed and housed are fought back. The President’s 2019 Budget, scheduled to be released on Monday, is likely to highlight deep cuts in Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, housing assistance, and other core programs that reach many of the families of the nearly 13.2 million children living in poverty. We must work together to fight them back and keep fighting to protect and expand every piece of good news.

We Must Resist the Dangerous GOP Agenda #THANKYOUBLACKWOMEN AND THE POWER OF THE BLACK VOTE By Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)

In the Age of Trump, logging onto Twitter can elicit everything from hysterical laughter to deep concern and fear. From time to time, I’ve even had the urge to teach the Trump Administration basic math. However, the Wednesday after Democratic candidate Doug Jones won the special election in Alabama for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ vacant U.S. Senate seat, I woke up excited about the election results in Alabama The first thing that I did that morning was log onto Twitter. When I looked at the trending hashtags, I saw one that I’d never seen before. One that surprised me: #ThankYouBlackWomen. I must’ve rubbed my eyes twice just to confirm what I was seeing. But there it was: #ThankYouBlackWomen. In the Alabama special election, African Americans represented slightly less than 30 percent of voters and cast 96 percent of their ballots for Senator-elect Doug Jones. Quite simply, African American voters, especially

women, had a dramatic impact on the race, shifting the power dynamics of the Senate. While the disturbing and shocking allegations against Roy Moore certainly helped increase turnout and steered some voters to Jones, people, especially African Americans, voted because they understand that Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking our country to unimaginable lows. Republicans have controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress since President Trump was elected. In that time, the president has sought to normalize White supremacy and Congress has continued to strip away the protections afforded to millions of Americans under the Affordable Care Act. The GOP has passed spending bills that actively take resources away from communities of color. They even found the time to give a massive tax giveaway to a handful of super rich families and major corporations. Yet, over that same year, they’ve refused to pass legislation to stabilize and decrease health insurance

costs, to reauthorize health insurance for nine million kids, to prevent gun violence which kills 10 times more African American kids than White kids or to protect our

hard won right to vote. While voters were rejecting Moore, they were also rejecting more; they were rejecting the Republicans’ dangerous and destructive agenda that’s

forgotten who we are as a nation and put millions of American families at risk. Those Americans rejected Republican plans to take away their healthcare and stack the deck in favor of corporations over families. They rejected ending environmental regulations that protect kids from asthma. They rejected a party, which believes its okay to suppress and outright disenfranchise voters just because of their race. When the Alabama voters checked that box, they made their voices—and no one else’s— heard and it shook the nation. As we prepare for the upcoming 2018 election, all of these issues will be on the ballot again: access to healthcare, tax increases on people who work for their paychecks, preventing gun violence, investing in our children’s education, increasing the minimum wage and protecting our voting rights. As Americans, we have a voice in these decisions, a voice that was paid for in the blood, sweat and tears of Americans who’d come before us. Our voice belongs to us, because we fought for it

and we continue fighting for it. We need to honor their sacrifice by showing up at every election. We need to honor James Chaney—a civil rights worker who was killed by members of the KKK in 1964 for registering African Americans to vote—by proudly earning that “I Voted” sticker. It’s up to us to keep the voice of our community strong and we do that by showing up and casting our ballots, like so many did in Alabama and across the country. Our foremothers and forefathers sacrificed life and limb for our right to vote. Simply too much is at stake for us to sit on the sidelines. The issues that affect our lives and our children’s lives are debated every day at City Hall, in state General Assemblies and in Congress. We were given a voice in who makes these decisions for us; let’s keep using it. Congresswoman Robin Kelly represents Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District and serves as a co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.


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NEWS Some Lenders Aren’t Serving People of Color for Home Loans By Aaron Glantz, Emmanual Martinez and Jennifer Gollan Across America, a troubling pattern emerges in data analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting: Nearly two-thirds of mortgage lenders denied home loans for people of color at higher rates than for white people. But among the 6,600 U.S. lenders, some banks stood out for particularly extreme practices. Note: Unless otherwise specified, all figures below rely on publicly available Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data and reflect conventional home purchase lending in 2015 and 2016. Some of America’s biggest banks had the worst track records. Among banks that took in more than 10,000 conventional loan applications in 2015 and 2016, these two were the most likely to say no: ___

TD Bank - “America’s most convenient bank” Headquarters: Cherry Hill, New Jersey The skinny: African American and Latino borrowers are more likely to get turned down by TD Bank than by any other major mortgage lender. The bank turned down 54 percent of black homebuyers and 45 percent of Latino homebuyers, more than three times the industry averages. The response: TD Bank declined to discuss its lending. Bank spokeswoman Judith Schmidt sent a statement saying the bank “makes credit decisions based on each customer’s credit profile, not on factors such as race and ethnicity.” It said an internal review of its lending patterns found that, after taking into account creditworthiness, its black and Latino applicants were no more likely to be denied loans than white applicants. ___ Capital One - “What’s in your wallet?” Headquarters: McLean, Virginia The skinny: Capital One exited the home mortgage market in 2017. In the years before, it took in a higher proportion of mortgage applications from people of color than most of its competitors. But when African Americans approached Capital One to buy a home, they were more likely to get turned down than get a loan. Latino applicants fared slightly better. They were rejected 31 percent of the time, the third-highest rate among major lenders. The response: In an email, Capital One spokeswoman Tatiana Stead said the company “either exceeds or is in line with industry benchmarks” when it comes to

serving people of color and minority neighborhoods. “We have and will continue (to) work to ensure that Capital One’s lending standards and our commitment to fair banking practices are maintained across all of our banking operations,” she said. ___ The economic recovery has been marked by the rise of mortgage lenders, which unlike banks are not required to follow Community Reinvestment Act rules to lend to low-income borrowers and in blighted communities. ___

Ruoff Home Mortgage - “A great name to know when you need a mortgage” Headquarters: Fort Wayne, Indiana The skinny: Since the housing bust, family-owned Ruoff Home Mortgage has originated the most loans in Indiana and is one of the fastest-growing mortgage lenders in the country. Although its biggest market was Indianapolis, with a large African American community, the company made 92 percent of its 5,300 conventional home loans to whites in 2015 and 2016. The response: A spokeswoman for the company did not respond to two emails and a voicemail requesting comment. ___ Citizens First Wholesale Mortgage Co. - “Your hometown wholesale lender” Headquarters: Sumter County, Florida The skinny: Located in The Villages, a retirement community halfway between Gainesville and Orlando, Citizens First is one of the largest lenders in America to cater almost exclusively to whites. Federal lending documents show 97 percent of the home loans it made in 2015 and 2016 were to whites. The response: A Citizens First official did not respond to a voicemail and two emails requesting comment. ___ The Community Reinvestment Act allows banks to draw lines on maps to define “assessment areas,” where regulators should scrutinize their lending. Some of those that lend almost entirely to whites drew service areas that excluded neighborhoods where large numbers of people of color live. ___ First National Bank in Staunton - “Community banks care about their communities” Headquarters: Staunton, Illinois

Sotomayor: Pay Inequality 1 of Nation’s Biggest Issues By Michelle R. Smith

PROVIDENCE, R.I—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says the pay gap between women and men for the same work is one of the biggest issues the nation faces. Sotomayor spoke Wednesday at Brown University in Rhode Island. She was answering questions from the crowd when a student asked her about the top challenges that women

The skinny: The St. Louis metro area is racially diverse, home to more than 500,000 African Americans. But over two years, none of the 324 home loans made by First National Bank in Staunton went to an African American or Latino. All nine of its branches are in neighborhoods of the metro area that are at least 89 percent white. First National told regulators who enforce the Community Reinvestment Act that it intends to serve two overwhelmingly white counties in the St. Louis area, stopping at the county line of St. Clair County - home to East St. Louis, a predominantly black city. The response: A First National official did not respond to two emails and a voicemail requesting comment. ___ First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Greene County “People you know, the people you can trust!” Headquarters: Waynesburg, Pennsylvania The skinny: Like St. Louis, Pittsburgh is a racially diverse city with a large population of African Americans, but First Federal Savings and Loan doesn’t serve them. Its branches all are in majority-white neighborhoods. Of the 554 conventional mortgages it issued in 2015 and 2016, 99 percent went to whites. Like First National Bank in Staunton, Illinois, it crafted an assessment area under the Community Reinvestment Act that includes overwhelmingly white suburban and rural counties, but stops at the Allegheny County line, where large numbers of people of color live. The response: In a letter to Reveal, the company’s president and chief executive, Judi Goodwin Tanner, said that wasn’t a problem: “While this statistic alone might certainly be used to attempt to cast First Federal in a negative light,” she said, federal regulators had found “no evidence of discriminatory or other illegal credit practices.” In her letter, Tanner stated that the county where the bank is headquartered is 94.8 percent white. It said the bank had approved nearly all nonwhite applicants who sought a residential mortgage. ___ The Justice Department and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rarely sue banks for redlining. Only a handful of cases were brought under President Barack Obama. None have been brought under President Donald Trump. These are two banks that had cases brought against them and the results:

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KleinBank - “A foundation of integrity and trust” Headquarters: Chaska, Minnesota The skinny: A week before Obama left office, the Justice Department sued KleinBank, accusing it of unlawful redlining of majority-minority neighborhoods in the Minneapolis area. Federal lending data shows the bank made one loan to an African American and six to Latinos in 2015 and 2016, out of 585 total. In its lawsuit, the Justice Department cited KleinBank’s self-designated Community Reinvestment Act service area, a horseshoe around sections of the Twin Cities metro area where large numbers of people of color live. KleinBank is defending itself by citing its most recent satisfactory Community Reinvestment Act review from the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The response: “My comments are already in the public domain and on the public record, so I’d suggest you follow those,” Doug Hile, the bank’s president and chief executive, said before hanging up

the phone. In an interview with The New York Times last year, Hile said of the Justice Department suit: “We are just not going to accept the premise that we should have to admit to doing something wrong when we didn’t do something wrong.” ___ Associated Bank - “Bank of the Packers since 1919” Headquarters: Green Bay, Wisconsin The skinny: In May 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reached a $200 million fair lending settlement with Associated Bank, a major regional holding company. The company’s two largest markets are the racially diverse cities of Chicago and Milwaukee, but in 2014, the year before its settlement with HUD, 92 percent of the company’s conventional mortgage loans went to whites. By the end of 2016, the bank had improved but still made 32 times as many loans to white homebuyers as African American ones. In Chicago, it had a whiter borrower profile than any major bank in the area.

Latino Civil Rights Group’s Members Pushing New Direction By Russell Contreras The oldest Latino civil rights organization in the U.S. is facing turmoil over its leader’s initial support for President Donald Trump’s immigration plan and it comes amid evolving membership. League of United Latin American Citizens members are pressuring President Roger Rocha to resign after he wrote a letter in support of Trump’s proposal on increased border security. Dave Rodriguez, director of the group’s California councils, says the civil rights organization opposes Trump’s immigration proposals and wants protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. That’s a change from the organization’s stances in the 1940s and 1950s when the group supported immigration restrictions. Jeronimo Cortina, a University of Houston political science professor, says the group has evolved and adopted pro-immigrant positions due to the changing demographics among U.S. Latinos.

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin promised would more than pay for itself. “Not only will this tax plan pay for itself, but it will pay down debt,” Mnuchin declared in September. Instead, Trump’s budget projects that tax revenues will plummet by $3.7 trillion through 2027 relative to last year’s “baseline” estimates. The budget also includes $1.6 billion for the second stage of Trump’s proposed border wall, a 65mile segment in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. Trump’s request last year for

74 miles of wall in San Diego and the Rio Grande Valley is pending before lawmakers right now. Once again, there’s no mention of how Mexico would have to pay for it, as Trump repeatedly promised during the presidential campaign and after his victory. Trump’s plan promises 3 percent growth for the nation’s economy, continuing low inflation and low interest yields on U.S. Treasury bills despite a flood of new borrowing. That likely underestimates the mounting cost of financing the government’s $20

trillion-plus debt, many economists say. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said a surge in stimulus from higher government spending and tax cuts would boost growth but only for a short time. “This will meaningfully raise the odds that after juiced-up growth in 2018 and 2019, we will get a much weaker economy, possibly a recession in the next decade,” Zandi said. “In good times, budget policy should be working to get the deficits down because bad times are sure to come.”

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HEALTH

14 Tips for a Healthy Valentine’s Dinner Don’t let your heart cloud your judgment about safe and healthy food choices. When it comes to Valentine’s Day you’ve got choices: flowers or chocolate; dine in, dine out; gourmet cuisine or home cooking. Whatever you choose, make sure you celebrate love with a safe and heart healthy meal.

California Bill Would Ban Tackle Football Before High School Two California lawmakers want to outlaw tackle football leagues until teenagers reach high school, saying delaying the start of highcontact elements of football would protect young people from longterm brain damage. Children can learn the skills they need to succeed at the sport from non-contact flag football, Democratic Assembly members Kevin McCarty of Sacramento and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher of San Diego said in announcing their legislation on Thursday.

Their bill follows similar legislation under consideration in Illinois and New York. Legislation has been introduced several times since 2013 in New York but has not gained traction. In Illinois, the Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE is named for the Chicago Bears defensive back who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy after he killed himself at 50. Duerson shot himself in the chest so his brain could be studied for signs of the disease that has

The science is clear: head injuries sustained at a young age can harm kids for the rest of their lives. Gonzalez Fletcher been linked to concussions or

repeated head trauma. “The science is clear: head injuries sustained at a young age can harm kids for the rest of their lives,” Gonzalez Fletcher said in a statement. California has strengthened concussion protocols for youth sports but that’s not enough, the lawmakers said. CTE is a degenerative disease known to cause memory loss, violent moods and other cognitive difficulties. It can only be diagnosed after death. After years of denials, the NFL

Flu Season Still Getting Worse; Now As Bad as 2009 Swine Flu By Mike Stobbe

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out last week shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Flu season usually takes off in late December and peaks around February. This season started early and was widespread in many states by December. Early last month, it hit what seemed like peak levels—but then continued to surge. The season has been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other more common flu bugs. Still, its long-lasting intensity has surprised experts, who are still sorting out why it’s been so bad. One possibility is that the vaccine is doing an unusually poor job;

The season has been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other more common flu bugs. U.S. data on effectiveness is expected next week. Some doctors say this is the worst flu season they’ve seen in decades. Some patients are saying that, too. Veda Albertson, a 70-year-old retiree in Tampa, was sick for three weeks with high fever and fluid in her lungs. She said she hadn’t been this sick from the flu since the 1960s, when she was a young mother who couldn’t get out of bed to go to the crib of her crying baby. “It was like ‘Wham!’ It was bad. It was awful,” she said of the illness that hit her on Christmas Day. Heather Jossi, a 40-yearold Denver police officer and avid runner, said her illness last month was the worst flu she’s experienced. “I don’t remember aches this bad. Not for four days,” said Jossi. “It took me out.” Albertson said she got a flu shot, Jossi did not. Last week, 43 states had high patient traffic for the flu, up from 42, the CDC reported. Flu remained widespread in every state except Hawaii and Oregon and hospitalizations continued to

climb. “It’s beginning to feel like a marathon,” said Dr. Anthony Marchetti, emergency department medical director at Upson Regional Medical Center, a 115-bed hospital in rural Georgia. A quarter of the hospital’s emergency department visits are patients with flu, and the hospital has added nursing staff and placed beds in halls to accommodate the increase, he said. “It just means we have to keep on keeping on. We’re getting used to it,” Marchetti said. So far, it has not been a remarkably bad year for flu deaths. Flu and flu-related pneumonia deaths have lagged a little behind some recent bad seasons. The CDC counts flu deaths in children and there have been 63 so far. They have gone as high as about 170 in a season. Overall, there are estimated to be as many as 56,000 deaths linked to the flu during a bad year. But reports of deaths—some in otherwise healthy children and young adults—have caused growing fear and concern, health officials acknowledge. On Friday, Delisah Revell

brought her 10-month-old daughter to the Upson Regional emergency room. “I heard how bad it is and I didn’t want to take any chances,” said Revell, who drove 30 minutes to get to the hospital in Thomaston. The CDC said the amount of suspected flu cases at doctor’s offices and hospital emergency rooms last week matched that seen in 2009, when a new swine flu pandemic swept the world. Swine flu, also called pandemic H1N1, was a new strain that hadn’t been seen before. It first hit that spring, at the tail end of the winter season, but doctor visits hit their height in late October during a second wave. This flu season, hospitalization rates have surpassed the nasty season of the winter of 20142015, when the vaccine was a poor match to the main bug. Health officials have said this year’s vaccine targets the flu viruses that are currently making people sick, including the swine flu virus that has become a regular winter threat. However, preliminary studies out of Australia and Canada have found the shot was only 10 to 20 percent effective in those countries against the H3N2 strain that’s causing the most suffering this winter. Doctors say they’re a bit bewildered as to why this season is so intense. “It is surprising,” said Dr. James Steinberg, chief medical

TABLE FOR TWO Follow these seven simple steps to keep your valentine safe and healthy while eating out. 1 Assess the scene. Look for recent health inspection information and certificates that kitchen mangers are trained in food safety. Note whether the glasses, silverware, napkins, and tablecloths are clean. 2 Know the facts. Look up the nutritional information in advance. Most major restaurant chains have this data online. 3 Beware of sources of sodium. More than 40% of sodium we eat comes from these common foods: bread and rolls, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches, cheese, pasta dishes, meat dishes, and snacks. Most restaurants offer lower sodium options for entrees and dressings, so check the menu or ask the staff for suggestions. 4 Ask before ordering. Raw or undercooked eggs can be a hidden hazard in foods, such as Caesar salad, custards, and some sauces, unless they are commercially pasteurized. 5 Order it cooked thoroughly. Remember that certain foods, including as meat, poultry, and fish, need to be cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria that may be present. 6 Sharing is caring. Consider ordering one entrée to share. Many restaurant servings are enough for two. Get that doggie bag in the fridge—fast. If you’re not going straight home (within two hours of being served or one hour if the temperature outside is warmer than 90°F), leave the leftovers at the restaurant. A QUIET NIGHT IN Remember these seven tips for takeout, delivery, or preparing your sweetheart’s favorite home-cooked meal. 7 Make recipes healthier. Look for healthy substitutions for saturated fats and trans fats in your favorite baked goodies. 8 Choose lower-sodium options. Spice up your meal with seasonings and avoid prepackaged mixes that may contain a lot of salt (or look for low-sodium or salt-free versions). 9 Steer clear of frying. Opt for cooking methods that add little or no fat, like roasting, grilling, or steaming. 10 Keep HOT food HOT! After food is cooked, hold it at an internal temperature of 140°F or hotter. Keeping food warm (between 40°F and 140°F) rather than hot encourages growth of germs that cause foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning. Use a food thermometer to make sure your meal stays out of the danger zone. 11 Keep COLD food COLD! Keep Cold foods at 40°F or colder. 12 Follow the two-hour rule. Throw away all perishable foods, such as meat, poultry, eggs, and casseroles that have been left at room temperature longer than two hours (or one hour if the temperature outside is warmer than 90°F). Continue the celebration. If your romantic dinner is just too big to finish, put the remainders in the fridge—and enjoy it within three to four days—or freeze it for another time.


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South Africa’s Ramaphosa Says Power Transfer to Be Finalized JOHANNESBURG —South Africa’s deputy president consolidated his control of the government last week, promising to conclude a power transition in which he would succeed President Jacob Zuma, who faces widespread calls to resign because of corruption allegations.

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TANDING on the balcony of Cape Town’s pillared City Hall, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered what amounted to a state of the nation address of the kind that Zuma was unable to give as scheduled last week because of the leadership crisis in South Africa, which has one of the continent’s biggest economies.

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Ramaphosa, Zuma’s expected successor, set out a policy agenda for the year in his nationally televised speech, which marked the beginning of commemorations of the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth on July 18, 1918. Then he referred to the topic that people really wanted to hear about — his confidential negotiations in recent days with Zuma over the president’s exit after a scandalmarred tenure. The ruling ANC party’s national executive committee will discuss Zuma’s fate at a meeting “and because our people want this matter to be finalized, the national executive committee will be doing precisely that,” Ramaphosa said. He said his discussions with Zuma had to be conducted with “care and purpose” and with the aim of uniting South Africans. The political opposition criticized the private talks, saying the 75-yearold president may have been pressing for an “exit package” in exchange for his resignation.

The Democratic Alliance, the biggest opposition party, referred to unconfirmed media reports that Zuma demanded a state security detail for himself and his family as well as payment by the state of his legal fees. “He must be prosecuted and, if found guilty, be locked up for his crimes,” the Democratic Alliance said. Zuma denies wrongdoing, but he has been discredited by scandals, including multimillion-dollar upgrades to his private home that were paid by the state, alleged looting of state enterprises by his associates and the possible reinstatement of corruption charges tied to an arms deal two decades ago. In his speech, the deputy president said the government will wage a “relentless war against corruption and mismanagement of the resources of our country” and that the justice system will punish the guilty. “We are determined to rebuild the confidence of our people in the public institutions of our country and to restore the credibility of those who

are elected to serve in those institutions,” said Ramaphosa, a key negotiator during the transition from apartheid to democracy in the early 1990s who later became a wealthy businessman. Ramaphosa, 65, joined Zuma’s Cabinet as deputy in 2014 and replaced the president as head of the African National Congress in December, providing political cover for his increasing attacks on corruption at top levels of government. He has faced criticism for previously keeping a low profile on the issue for much of his time as Zuma’s deputy, though supporters say he was biding his time and planned to engineer changes from within the government and ruling party. The occasion of Ramaphosa’s speech was heavy with symbolism because he spoke from the same balcony where Mandela spoke on Feb. 11, 1990 after he was released from prison by the white minority government of the time. On that euphoric day,

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ACROSS 1. Can’t stomach 6. Styling goo 9. Hightailed it 13. Ten million, in India 14. “____ takers?” 15. Like a girl 16. Spanish small plates 17. School of thought suffix 18. Pay hike 19. *Oscar nominated meet-theparents thriller 21. *He played Getty 23. Right-angle building extension 24. Splints site 25. Mammoth site, e.g. 28. Write on a tombstone 30. Self-centeredness 35. Land measure 37. Crucifix 39. “Sesame Street” regular 40. *In 1992 De Niro was nominated for “Cape ____” 41. *Best category 43. Tiresias in “Oedipus Rex” 44. Desert mirage 46. S-shaped molding 47. Dionysus’ party 48. “____ the unexpected” 50. Celestial bear 52. Rolodex abbr. 53. Purple precipitation 55. Before, old English 57. *Evacuation location 61. *Olympic hopeful’s story 64. Deprive of weapons 65. *Sarandon was nominated for “Lorenzo’s ____” in 1993 67. Unfit 69. Like anchor aweigh 70. Zilch 71. *Cathy Bates’ or Louise Fletcher’s role 72. Google ____ 73. Bro’s sibling 74. Had supper DOWN

1. *Do this and hope for an Oscar? 2. Toot one’s horn 3. *18-time Oscar host 4. Speak from a podium 5. Fix a shoe 6. Manner of walk 7. Ensign, for short 8. Bodily fluid 9. Thailand, once 10. “____ and proper” 11. Additional 12. Indigo user 15. Nirvana genre 20. Extremist 22. Bald-faced ____ 24. “I call passenger seat!” 25. *”The Florida Project” nominee 26. Mountaineer’s tool 27. Comprehend 29. *Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song nominee

31. Guesstimate phrase 32. Apathetic 33. Lay ____ to a castle 34. *21-time nominee 36. Albany-Buffalo canal 38. Opposite of talker? 42. Button on electrical outlet 45. Economize 49. Feather glue 51. Ray Charles’ “Mess ____” 54. Paintings in an Orthodox church 56. Boredom 57. Two of the same 58. “Do ____ others...” 59. Narcotics agent 60. “Me and Bobby McGee” singer-songwriter 61. Ailments 62. Spinner’s product 63. Altar location 66. *J. Paul Getty’s grandson 68. Ideas worth spreading, acr.

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a bipartisan $400 billion budget agreement and helped shepherd it into law, both men made clear that an immigration agreement will be tough. “The time for political posturing is behind us,” McConnell said later Monday on the Senate floor. He said while Democrats have called for “swift action” on immigration, “Now’s the time to back up the talk with the hard work of finding a solution.” That, he pointedly said, would mean passage by the Senate and the House of a measure “which the president will sign.” McConnell expressed his support for a wide-ranging proposal by President Donald Trump that the Senate is expected to vote on this week. It would pave a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million young “Dreamer” immigrants in the U.S. illegally, a lure for Democrats that many Republicans oppose. Trump also wants $25 billion for Trump’s border wall with Mexico and other security

“This is going to be done or not done this week.” measures, as well as curbs on legal immigration — a must for many Republicans. Many Democrats consider some of the proposals, including limiting the relatives that legal immigrants can bring to the U.S., to be non-starters. In his own remarks on the Senate floor, Schumer expressed opposition to such a sweeping approach. “The only enemy here is overreach,” Schumer said. “Now is not the time nor the place to reform the entire legal immigration system. Rather, this is the time for a narrow bill” — which Democrats have said would help the Dreamers and provide some money for border security. The comments came as the Senate voted 97-1—Ted Cruz, R-Texas, provided the sole “no” vote—to plunge into an open-ended immigration

debate that’s been promised by McConnell. Both parties’ leaders hope debate can be concluded this week, but it’s unclear if that will happen or what the product, if any, will be. “This is going to be done or not done this week,” No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas told reporters. Lawmakers’ focus will be the Dreamers, hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who have lived in the U.S. illegally since being brought here as children. They had been given temporary protection from deportation by President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Trump has said he’ll end that program March 5, though a federal court has temporarily blocked him from scuttling it. Trump’s overall immigration plan, opposed by many Democrats, stands little chance of prevailing because any measure will need 60 votes. That means proposals will need substantial bipartisan support since the GOP majority is 51-49, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been absent in recent weeks battling cancer. Highlighting the partisan gap, there was plenty of fingerpointing Monday. Trump put the onus on Democrats, saying, “I hope the Democrats are not going to use it just as a campaign” issue. No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Dick Durbin of Illinois said the key impediment to a bipartisan deal was Trump’s history of switching positions on the issue. “Nailing the president down has been next to impossible,” he said. SODOKU SOLUTION


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THE BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018

LEGAL NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-17-783658CL Order No.: 170394767-CAVOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/24/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): GILBERTO CAMACHO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 6/5/2007 as Instrument No. 20071352898 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/1/2018 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $132,926.30 The purported property address is: 931 WEST 131ST STREET, COMPTON, CA 90222 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 6146-006-023 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-17-783658-CL. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17783658-CL IDSPub #0135875 1/31/2018 2/7/2018 2/14/2018 SchId:69651 AdId:23218 CustId:608 ----------------------------------------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOSEPH YSABEL FLORES CASE NO. 17STPB03305 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JOSEPH YSABEL FLORES. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by KATHERINE FLORES in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that KATHERINE FLORES be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 02/21/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 29 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner DAVID M. PRICE, ESQ. PRAY PRICE WILLIAMS & PICKING 555 E OCEAN BLVD #810 LONG BEACH CA 90802 1/31, 2/7, 2/14/18 CNS-3092543# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:69787 AdId:23262 CustId:61 ----------------------------------------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Recording requested by: TS No. CA-17-796808-NJ Order No.: 8710791 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/14/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the accrued principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor (s): ALFRED M. LEON AND ROSIE LEON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 6/20/2008 as Instrument No. 20081099667 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/20 /2018 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of accrued balance and other charges: $349,242.21 The purported property address is: 605 S. SLOAN AVE., COMPTON, CA 90221 Assessor’s Parcel No. : 6179-021-007 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet

Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the trustee: CA-17-796808-NJ. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the mortgagor, the mortgagee, or the mortgagee’s attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-796808-NJ IDSPub #0136679 2/7/2018 2/14/2018 2/21/2018 SchId:69819 AdId:23273 CustId:608 ----------------------------------------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RENE EDUARDO GAMERO aka RENE E. GAMERO Case No. 18STPB00727 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of RENE EDUARDO GAMERO aka RENE E. GAMERO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Rene Eduardo Gamero, Jr. in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Rene Eduardo Gamero, Jr. be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Feb. 26, 2018 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that on 3/7/2018 at 11:00 AM, S.B.S. Lien Services, As the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment, recorded on 2/7/2017, as Document No. 20170154081, Book , Page , of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, The original owner: Jose A Zamarripa The purported new owner: Jose A Zamarripa, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by a cashier’s check drawn by a State or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or a savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state.): BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA. All right, title and interest under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment in the property situated in said County, as more fully described on the above referenced assessment lien. The street address and other common designation, if any of the real property described above is purported to be: 157 S Wilmington Ave # A Compton, CA 90220. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment, with interest thereon, as provided in said notice, advances, if any, estimated fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee, to wit: $11,295.20 accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The claimant: Forest Park Village HOA I AKA Forest Park Village Homeowners Association under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call FOR SALE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (855)986-9342, or visit this Internet Web site www.superiordefault.com using the file number assigned to this case 2016-2135. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. THE PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD SUBJECT TO THE NINETY DAY RIGHT OF REDEMPTION CONTAINED IN CIVIL CODE SECTION 5715(b). PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: 1/26/2018. S.B.S LIEN SERVICES, 31194 La Baya Drive, Suite 106, Westlake Village, California, 91362. By: Annissa Young, Trustee Sale Officer (02/14/18, 02/21/18, 02/28/18 | TS#20162135 SDI-9242) SchId:69847 AdId:23282 CustId:645 ----------------------------------------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LULA JAMES

Attorney for petitioner:

Case No. 18STPB00412

MARGO A BERGKVIST ESQ

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of LULA JAMES.

SBN 183783 BERGKVIST BERGKVIST & CARTER LLP 400 OCEANGATE STE 800 LONG BEACH CA 90802 CN945874 GAMERO Jan 31, Feb 7,14, 2018 SchId:69823 AdId:23274 CustId:65 ----------------------------------------A.P.N.: 6161-001-038 Trustee Sale No.: 2016-2135 Title Order No: 170030915 Reference No: 157 #A NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER A NOTICE OF A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT AND CLAIM OF LIEN. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT DATED 2/1/2017. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GERTRUDE JAMES in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that GERTRUDE JAMES be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held on 2/16/2018 at 8:30 AM in Department DEPT. 57 located at 111 North Hill Street. Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. GERTRUDE JAMES 11561 VIRGINIA AVE., APT. 7 LYNWOOD, CA 90262 (424) 232-9638 SchId:69861 AdId:23286 CustId:730 ----------------------------------------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11433908-CT Order No.: 110155363-CAGTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/22/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MANLIO GARCIA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 3/6/2007 as Instrument No. 20070486058 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/8/2018 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $203,842.42 The purported property address is: 1608 EAST 124TH STREET, COMPTON, CA 90222 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 6147-020-003 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-11-433908-CT. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at

the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 6457711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-11433908-CT IDSPub #0136808 2/14/2018 2/21/2018 2/28/2018 SchId:69892 AdId:23297 CustId:608 ----------------------------------------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-16-707342CL Order No.: 160073926 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/23/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor (s): KARLA VERONICA GRAYSON, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 11/1/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2422915 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 5/4/2012 as Instrument No. 20120668154 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 3/15/2018 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $283,735.07 The purported property address is: 1116 NORTH SANTA FE AVENUE, COMPTON, CA 90221 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 6167-021-023 Legal Description: Please be advised that the legal description set forth on the Deed of Trust is in error. The legal description of the property secured by the Deed of Trust is more properly set forth and made part of Exhibit “A” as attached hereto. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-16-707342-CL. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-9390772 Or Login to: http://www.

qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-16-707342-CL IDSPub #0136886 2/14/2018 2/21/2018 2/28/2018 SchId:69901 AdId:23300 CustId:608 ----------------------------------------T.S. No.: 9551-4383 TSG Order No.: 160060846-CAVOI A.P.N.: 6137-021-021 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/02/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Affinia Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 11/16/2006 as Document No.: 06 2538244, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: SANDRA DAVIS, A SINGLE WOMAN, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the attached legal description. Sale Date & Time: 02/28/2018 at 10:00 AM Sale Location: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 14529 S APRILIA AVE, COMPTON , CA 90220-1206 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit: $345,585.46 (Estimated) as of 02/02/2018. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call, 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www.nationwideposting.com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9551-4383. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Affinia Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 833-290-7452 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: www.nationwideposting.com or Call: 916-939-0772. Affinia Default Services, LLC, Omar Solorzano, Foreclosure Associate This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. However, if you have received a discharge of the debt referenced herein in a bankruptcy proceeding, this is not an attempt to impose personal liability upon you for payment of that debt. In the event you have received a bankruptcy discharge, any action to enforce the debt will be taken against the property only. LEGAL DESCRIPTION LOTS 127 OF TRACT NO. 13111 IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 302, PAGE(S) 38 AND 39 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THEREFROM AN UNDIVIDED HALF OF ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES, LYING BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET, WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED BY WILLIAM W. MORELAND ET UX, BY DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 23774 PAGE 226 OF-

FICIAL RECORDS, AND AS MODIFIED BY DEED FROM WILLIAM W. MORELAND, ET UX., RECORDED IN BOOK 24662 PAGE 196, OFFICIAL RECORDS. NPP0325178 To: COMPTON BULLETIN 02/07/2018, 02/14/2018, 02/21/2018 SchId:69908 AdId:23302 CustId:68 ----------------------------------------NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE U.S. BUILDERS, LLC VS MCBRIDE, HELEN CASE NO: BC346703 R Under a writ of Execution issued on 09/06/17. Out of the L.A SUPERIOR COURT STANLEY MOSK, of the CENTRAL DISTRICT, County of Los Angeles, State of California, on a judgment entered on 06/20/08: JUDGMENT RENEWED ON 07/06/15. In favor of SMTHM INVESTMENTS, LLC and against MCBRIDE, HELEN showing a net balance of $76,421.92 actually due on said judgment. (Amount subject to revision) I have levied upon all the right, title and interest of said judgment debtor(s) in the property in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, described as follows: A CONDOMINIUM PRISED OF:

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PARCEL 1: AN UNDIVIDED 1/51 INTEREST IN AND TO ALL THAT PORTION OF LOT 1 OF TRACT NO. 34429, IN THE CITY OF INGLEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 902, PAGES 30 AND 31 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, SHOWN AND DEFINED AS ``COMMON AREA``, ON THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN RECORDED OCTOBER 25, 1978 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 78-1186775, OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL CRUDE OIL, PETROLEUM, GAS, BREA, ASPHALT, AND ALL KINDRED SUBSTANCES AND OTHER MINERALS UNDER AND IN SAID LAND BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET, BUT WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY AS RESERVED BY JOSEPH DOMINIC BEELER AND CONSTANCE ROSE BEELER, HIS WIFE, ALSO KNOWN AS JOSEPH D. BEELER AND CONSTANCE R. BEELER, BY DEED RECORDED JUNE 26, 1963 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 1532, IN BOOK D2079 PAGE 817, OFFICIAL RECORDS. PARCEL 2: ALL THAT PORTION OF LOT 1 OF SAID TRACT NO. 34429, IN THE CITY OF INGLEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, SHOWN AND DEFINED AS UNIT NO. 110 ON SAID CONDOMINIUM PLAN. PARCEL 3: EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF AND APPURTENANT TO PARCELS 1 AND 2 ABOVE, FOR PARKING PURPOSES, OVER THOSE PORTION(S) OF LOT 1 OF SAID TRACT NO. 34429, SHOWN AND DEFINED AS AREAS 51P ON SAID CONDOMINIUM PLAN. PARCEL 4: NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF AND APPURTENANT TO PARCELS 1 AND 2 ABOVE, AS SUCH EASEMENTS ARE SET FORTH IN THE SECTIONS ENTITILED ``CERTAIN EASEMENTS FOR OWNERS,`` AND ``SUPPORT``, ``SETTLEMENT AND ENCROACHMENT`` OF THE ARTICLE OF THE ``DECLARATION`` RECORDED NOVEMBER 14, 1978 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 78-1267940, OFFICIAL RECORDS, ENTITLED ``EASEMENTS``. APN: 4017-015-063 Commonly known as: 855 VICTOR AVENUE, #110 INGLEWOOD, CA 90302 Public notice is hereby given that I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful money of the United States all the right, title and interest of the debtor(s) in the above described property or so much as will be sufficient to satisfy said writ or warrant with interest and all costs on 03/14/18, 10:00 AM at the following location. STANLEY HOUSE

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111 N. HILL STREET, ROOM 125B LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 ( ) This sale is subject to a minimum bid in the amount of $0.00 (Subject to revision) Prospective bidders should refer to sections 701.510 to 701.680, inclusive, of the Code of Civil Procedure for provisions governing the terms, conditions and effect of the sale and the liability of defaulting bidders. Creditor’s Attorney JOSHUA P. FRIEDMAN, ESQ. OF JOSHUA P. FRIEDMAN AND ASSOCIATES, INC. 23679 CALABASAS ROAD #377 CALABASAS, CA 91302

T.S. No. 17-48575 APN: 7301-010-013 NOTICE SALE

OF

TRUSTEE’S

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/27/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: KEVIN BAYLOR, A MARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Zieve, Brodnax & Steele, LLP Deed of Trust recorded 3/7/2007 as Instrument No. 20070495193 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:3/9/2018 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $259,734.77 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1027 S STONEACRE AVE COMPTON, California 902214634 Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. A.P.N #.: 7301-010-013 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 848-9272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub. com, using the file number assigned to this case 17-48575. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale.

Dated: 02/01/18

Dated: 2/9/2018 Zieve, Brodnax & Steele, LLP, as Trustee

Branch: Los Angeles

30 Corporate Park, Suite 450

JIM McDONNELL, Sheriff

Irvine, CA 92606

By: LISA MOJARRO, Deputy

For NonAutomated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920

Operator Id: E229646 Para obtener esta informaciontraduccion en Espanol llame a este numero: (213) 972-3950 NOTE: IT IS A MISDEMEANOR TO TAKE DOWN OR DEFACE A POSTED NOTICE BEFORE THE DATE OF SALE. ( Penal Code section 616) CN946005 BC346703R Feb 14,21,28, 2018 SchId:69916 AdId:23306 CustId:65 -----------------------------------------

For Sale Information: (714) 848-9272 www.elitepostandpub.com ______ Christine O’Brien, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE EPP 24622 Pub Dates 02/14, 02/21, 02/28/2018 SchId:69977 AdId:23328 CustId:108


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ENTERTAINMENT Compton Native Wins Coveted ‘Sports Illustrated’ Cover Spot

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or Compton native Danielle Harrington last year presented the first baby steps, an opportunity to jet off to exotic Fiji, and pose for her first photo shoot ever. While figuratively and literally wet behind the ears, the veterans behind Sports Illustrated cameras remember there was an unusual ease about this newcomer. “Last year, Danielle was a rookie, and yet already an exemplary model,” said SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day. “She’s an extra hard worker and a natural brand ambassador. Danielle was a shy girl, who went from taking her first photos last year to showing up this year a completely different person. All the good things about her seemed to be magnified.” This year’s setting shifted from the South Pacific to the warm gulfstream waters of Harbour Island, The Bahamas. And though now a young veteran, Danielle was just one of 36 models including: 4 returning cover models, 5 worldfamous athletes, 5 mothers, 4 published authors, 12 rookies and 6 model search contestants. And yet again, she stood out as she worked photographer Ben Watts camera.

“She owned every single second of her shoot,” explains Editor MJ Day. “She had an enthusiasm and effervescence about her – I felt like I was meeting her for the first time. Last year she showed up never expecting to be there; this year she showed up completely claiming her place and status as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model.” Back in New York, Danielle was invited to the magazine’s office to purportedly participate in a virtual reality shoot when she was “accidentally” ushered into a studio where stood her idol, former SI cover and supermodel, Tyra Banks. And then it was revealed. Compton’s own Danielle Harrington graces the cover of the 55th Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which hits newsstands today. “Two of my role models are Tyra Banks and Beyonce’, so the fact that I get to join this incredible group of women as I become the third Black model on the cover of SI Swimsuit is a dream come true”, a grateful Danielle says. “I am so excited to be part of this iconic brand that has long given identity and voice to women of all shapes, colors and beliefs.”

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Offer Details On the Big Day

LONDON—Prince Harry and fiancee American actress Meghan Markle have released more details about their May 19 wedding, revealing that the event will include a carriage ride through Windsor so they can share the big day with the public. The couple will marry at noon in St. George’s Chapel, the 15th century church on the grounds of Windsor Castle that has long been the backdrop of choice for royal occasions. Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, gave permission for use of the venue and will attend the wedding. Kensington Palace said in a statement that the couple is “hugely grateful” for the many good wishes they have received and they hope the carriage ride will give the general public a chance to take part. “They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day,” the palace said. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is to marry the couple. A reception for the couple and guests from the congregation will be held in St. George’s Hall after the carriage ride. Prince Charles, the father of the groom, will give a private evening reception for the couple, close friends and family at an undisclosed location.

See more at SI.com/Swimsuit. The issue is on newsstands now.

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Black Panther’ Takes Blockbusters To Africa, and the Future FOR RYAN COOGLER, THE ESSENCE OF “BLACK PANTHER” CAME DOWN TO ONE QUESTION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AFRICAN? The Oakland-born filmmaker of both “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station” had been given the gargantuan task of shepherding Marvel’s iconic superhero to the big screen, with a budget five times bigger than he’d ever had, Hollywood’s most powerful studio behind him and the freedom to make “Black Panther” as personal as he wanted. Coogler had made his name creating films about the black experience, but both were about the black American experience. “Black Panther,” which opens nationwide this Friday, was an African story and when Coogler signed on for the movie, he’d never been. Now, he’d finally get his chance. “This is the most personal film I’ve ever made, which is the strangest statement to say because I only make films that are personal,” Coogler said. “This film for me started with this question of, ‘What does it mean to be African?’ It’s a question that I’ve always had since I learned I was black, since my parents sat me down and told me what that was. I didn’t totally understand what that meant. As kid you’re like, well wait, why? Like, so wait we’re from Africa? What’s that? “I’m 31-years-old and I realized I never really took time to grapple with what it means to be African. This film gave me the chance to do that,” he said. When the wheels touched down in Cape Town, South Africa, Coogler remembers being overcome with a visceral feeling that he still can’t put words to. He went to Table Mountain and thought, “I could be buried here.” In Nairobi he saw a Maasai man, wearing traditional clothes and speaking on a cell phone. “That’s Wakanda,” he thought. “That’s Afrofuturism.” And that’s what he set out to translate into the language of cinema in “Black Panther.” It’s the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and based on 50-year-old Stan Lee and Jack Kirby-created material, sure, but this is far from being just another superhero movie. Wakanda, a fictional African nation, is an insulated, uncolonized and technologically advanced country that’s both deeply traditional and dazzlingly modern. “Black Panther” paints a multifaceted portrait of a nation

Black Panther fans. in flux, as T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) ascends to the throne following his father’s death. Actress Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”), who plays Okoye, the general of the Wakanda warriors known as the Dora Milaje, grew up mostly in Zimbabwe. She said she was “giddy” with “childlike joy” when she understood how Coogler intended to show Africa and its inhabitants like Okoye, the spy Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and the scientist Shuri (Letitia Wright)— and those are just the women. “‘BlackJen Panther’ Yamatocreates a precedent that kills the ability of folks to misrepresent and distort the continent,” Gurira said. “The things that it checks off: Complex African female characters; African language on a big screen; African characters who are varied in many different ways and heroic; The heroism of Africans for themselves and not needing a white hero—go figure—to reach their goals; Celebrating so many specific African cultural-isms. No one can really now try to put forth some product where Africa is seen begging for a white superhero to come and save it.” “Black Panther” has the makings of an all-out a cultural event.

“It’s the biggest, blackest movie that’s ever been made,” said veteran journalist and television writer Marc Bernardin. And it’s already signaling a

Photo courtesy wikimedia.org like actor Michael B. Jordan to play the villain Erik Killmonger, cinematographer Rachel Morrison and production designer Hannah Beachler. He even got his hometown in the film. “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya, who plays T’Challa’s best friend, says he’s still processing what he saw in “Black Panther.” “To even have 90 percent of the cast speaking in an African accent? To me, it’s like, what is that? No one has ever seen something like that before. You think, ‘Oh I’ve been deprived,”’ Kaluuya said. “I think it’s going to mess with people. I think people are going to stand straighter. I think people are going to be emboldened. It’s like, wow we can do this. We can do this at this level and bring it home.” Walt Disney Co. chair Bob Iger told shareholders Tuesday that ticket presales are outpacing every other superhero movie ever made. Box office analysts have projected that it could earn upward of $150 million in its first four days in theaters over President’s Day weekend (and could beat “Deadpool’s” $152 million record). In sum, it’s already looking at around $400 million in ticket sales domestically. And it’s currently resting at a cozy 100 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

I’m 31-years-old and I realized I never really took time to grapple with what it means to be African. This film gave me the chance to do that. Director Ryan Coogler seismic shift that that could make an impact big enough to change the entertainment industry—not that it hasn’t taken decades to get the African King and warrior to the big screen. Wesley Snipes tried for years to get a “Black Panther” film off the ground, bumping up against antiquated thinking about how “black movies don’t travel” (code for a film’s potential to make money internationally). Even in the modern Kevin Feige-led superhero era, where seemingly every comic book character is fair game for a film, T’Challa was pretty far down on Marvel’s list (“Ant-Man” and two “Guardians of the Galaxy” films came first). But Marvel had a plan, and introduced T’Challa in a small but impactful part in “Captain America: Civil War” to set up the stand-alone film. Coogler brought along many of his most trusted collaborators

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