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AND THE INGLEWOOD TRIBUNE, CARSON BULLETIN, WILMINGTON  BEACON, THE CALIFORNIAN, THE WEEKENDER & EL MONTE BULLETIN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 , 2019

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INVESTIGATORS SEARCH

for Suspects in Death of USC Student

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The search continues for three or four men in their 20s suspected of shooting to death a USC student who was the son of an Oakland City Council member in an apparent robbery attempt near the campus.

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T happened just after midnight Sunday near the corner of Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The suspects approached the victim and attempted to rob him, leading to the shooting, authorities said. The victim was identified as Victor McElhaney, a 21-year-old student at USC's Thornton School of Music and son of Oakland City Council member Lynette Gibson McElhaney. "It is with the utmost sadness that I share with you the tragic news that my son, Victor M c E l h a n e y, was slain last night in a senseless act of violence,'' the councilwoman said. ``I miss my baby. Please keep me, my family and all of my Interim USC son's friends in President your thoughts and prayers. Wanda Austin We are beginning a new chapter in this reoccurring circle of violence and it will take all of us together to make it through this tragedy.'' Lynette Gibson McElhaney described her son as ``a son of Oakland. He was a musician who drew his inspiration from the beat, soul and sound of the Town and he belonged in every nook and cranny of Oakland.'' Interim USC President Wanda Austin n Death, see page 5

He believed in the power of music to touch lives to heal and to bring hope.

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Victor McElhaney (right) with his mother, Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette and father Clarence, celebrating his 21st birthday at a bar in Oakland.

Wally the Cat is Available for Adoption Now The Department of Animal Care and Control rescued a terrified cat that became stuck in a cinderblock wall on February 21, 2019. The feline is now in foster with one of our officers and available for adoption today. Please help Wally find a forever home. Find out more information by calling (562) 940-6898 and ask about Wally A5257373.

$70M Magic Johnson Park Renovation Breaks Ground

Surrounded by hundreds of cheering South Los Angeles residents, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Earvin “Magic” Johnson kicked off a $70-million renovation of the park bearing the basketball legend’s name in the community of Willowbrook. The project represents the largest investment in a park improvement ever by the County of Los Angeles, and is the first phase of a master plan that is slated to dramatically transform Magic Johnson Park over the next two decades. “We are making magic at Magic Johnson Park, and the result is going to be visionary,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said. “Besides providing amenities that currently don’t exist in this

community, we are enhancing the beauty of this space and creating opportunities to strengthen the bonds of this community. These improvements will be nothing

short of transformative." “For almost 25 years, the Magic Johnson Park has been used for daily exercise, family outings, and celebrations,” said

Johnson, after whom the park was named in 1994 following his retirement from the NBA. “I’m excited about this significant n $70M Magic, see page 5

LA County Library Named as Finalist for 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced that LA County Library is among the 30 finalists for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, one of 15 libraries selected nationwide. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. For 25 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities. “The 30 National Medal finalists showcase the tremendous ability of libraries and museums to serve as vital community resources,” said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. “The Institute of Museum and Library Services is honored to recognize these leading institutions. We congratulate them on the work they are doing across the United States.” LA County Library is one of three California institutions to have been selected n LA County, see page 5


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NEWS Woman Fatally Shot In Compton, Shooter Remains At Large COMPTON (CNS) - A 28-year-old woman was shot and killed in Compton Sunday after a group of men crashed a birthday party the victim was hosting, according to sheriff 's officials.

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EPUTIES responded to a "shots fired" call around 3:30 a.m. in the 300 block of West Johnson Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff 's Department reported. The victim was found on the driveway with a gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was withheld pending

notification of next of kin. The shooter remains at large, and no suspect description was immediately available. The birthday party was being held for one of the victim's relatives, the department reported. The problems arose after the uninvited men were asked to leave the party. Sheriff 's homicide

STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: THE 1940s

detectives asked anyone with information regarding the

shooting to call them at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters can also

call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

Compton Man Sentenced to 24 Years to Life for Killing Mother of Three

ACROSS 1. *Japanese attack locale 5. *Chairman of the Communist Party of China 8. Parent group 11. Horsefly 12. Voldemort's title 13. Ohio city 15. Saintly glow 16. Never a UK currency 17. Disapproved by audience 18. *American concentration camp 20. Peters out 21. *Harry Truman to Margaret 22. Feedbag morsel 23. Mountain climber's tool 26. Overplay in front of audience 30. Negative conjunction 31. Within a building 34. Leafy green 35. Captain America actor 37. Party bowlful 38. Dictum, pl. 39. Network of nerves 40. Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest 42. "To ____ is human" 43. *#23 Across victim 45. Like a human 47. "Never ____ never" 48. Raccoon's South American cousin 50. Mount Olympus' famous dweller 52. *Manhattan Project site 55. Does like a sponge 56. Horizontal wall beam 57. Pelvic parts 59. Actress Parker 60. Geologic time divisions 61. Steve Urkel, e.g. 62. Eat, past tense 63. Lt.'s subordinate 64. "____ Louise" DOWN 1. Mozart's "L'___ del Cairo" 2. Homecoming guest

3. #50 Across wife 4. Kenya's neighbor 5. Native American earthen structure 6. Orderly arrangement 7. Shoe emanation 8. Circus trainer's poker 9. Zac Brown Band's body part hit 10. A in FANBOYS 12. Like weighed down with metal 13. At right angle to a ship 14. *Thor Heyerdahl's raft 19. Third axis 22. Dinghy propeller 23. Unable to move 24. Don't judge a book by it 25. Muse of love poetry 26. Shoshonean people 27. "It is silent" in sheet music

28. U in UV 29. *____ Harbor 32. *a.k.a. Operation Neptune 33. Black gold 36. Miniature Japanese carving 38. Hindu garment 40. Blue overhead 41. Intelligence 44. Impudent 46. Horse-involved activity 48. Man-made stone pile 49. Ladies' fingers 50. *Popular 1940s suit 51. "Ill at ____" 52. Type of molding 53. High school club 54. Ireland's previous name 55. Hot springs 58. Wood-shaping tool

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

COMPTON (CNS) - A 30-year-old man pleaded no contest today to fatally shooting his live-in girlfriend and wounding their 8-yearold daughter at their home in

Compton and was immediately sentenced to 24 years to life in prison. Juan Antonio Rodriguez shot 29-year-old Mayra Portillo-Moreno -- the mother

of his three children -- at their residence in the 12400 block of South Grandee Avenue on April 21, 2018. The couple was arguing late that evening when Rodriguez pulled out a gun and fired on Portillo-Moreno several times, according to testimony at an earlier preliminary hearing. The girlfriend -- who authorities said had been in a relationship with Rodriguez for about nine years -- died at the scene. Their daughter, who was in another room, was struck by a bullet in her head. She is disabled as a result, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. The two other children -- 1 and 3 at the time -- were not hurt during the assault, according to prosecutors.

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NEWS Phony Coast Guard Distress Calls Believed to be Coming From Lynwood SAN PEDRO (CNS) The U.S. Coast Guard Thursday sought public help to identify a person who may be in the Lynwood area and has made several suspected false distress calls to the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center since late December.

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THE caller transmits Digital Selective Calling distress alerts repeatedly through VHFFM radio transmissions and is believed to be located in the vicinity of Lynwood," according to the Coast Guard. "Shortly after transmitting false alerts through DSC, it's believed the caller would transmit over the radio," Coast Guard officials said. Digital Selective Calling

allows mariners to instantly send an automatically formatted distress alert to the Coast Guard through VHFFM radio. "The Coast Guard treats every distress call like a real emergency," said USCG Capt. Monica Rochester, the Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach commander. "Knowingly and willfully communicating false distress calls over VHFFM Channel 16 is illegal, irresponsible and punishable by state and federal law." Rochester said such a false call is considered a felony under federal law and punishable by up to six years in prison, a $250,000 fine, a $10,000 civil penalty and reimbursement to agencies for all costs incurred in responding to the false distress message. Anyone with any information about the false distress calls was urged to contact the Sector Los AngelesLong Beach command center at (310) 521-3801.

Downey Man Arrested on GameStop Stores Armed Robbery Charges

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Long Beach Transit begins Year-Round Water Taxi Service LONG BEACH (CNS) Long Beach Transit Friday began year-round water taxi service. ``We are so pleased to launch year-round water taxi services this weekend," said LBT President and CEO Kenneth A. McDonald. ``Our popular AquaLink and AquaBus boats will be available weekends through Memorial Day when we change to daily service and we will continue cruising through the fall and winter."

LBT's water taxis will operate on a Friday through Sunday schedule through Grand Prix Weekend in mid-April, when there will be special service, and continue through Memorial Day. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, water taxis operate daily service. After Labor Day, AquaLink and AquaBus will once again operate Friday through Sunday. ``Our customers asked for more service and we

listened," McDonald said. ``LBT continues to connect communities with our buses and boats." AquaLink carries up to 75 customers and provides direct service from Alamitos Bay Landing, 100 N. Marina Drive, to the Aquarium of the Pacific dock. A one-way trip along the coastline takes about 25 minutes. AquaBus carries 35 customers and serves the Queen Mary, Hotel Maya, Aquarium of the Pacific dock

and Shoreline Village. The cost is $1 each way for AquaBus and $5 each way for AquaLink. Customers can pay cash or use LBT's new mobile app to buy tickets. Long Beach Transit serves 26 million annual boarding customers in Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill, as well as portions of Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Hawaiian Gar­ dens, Los Alamitos, Norwalk, Paramount and Seal Beach.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Downey man faces arraignment in federal court next month for his alleged role in four armed robberies of GameStop stores in Los Angeles and Orange counties that resulted in the theft of $135,000 in merchandise, cash and employees' cellphones. Frederick Lopez Jr., 27, was arrested at his home Thursday and faces four federal counts of interference with commerce by robbery, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Federal prosecutors allege Lopez took part in armed robberies of GameStop stores in Lynwood, Rowland Heights, West Covina and Brea between Aug. 28 and Oct. 26. The defendant allegedly entered the video game stores at night, sometimes accompanied by another unidentified suspect, and made small talk with the GameStop clerks before brandishing a gun and demanding merchandise and money from the cash register. Lopez and his accomplice also stole victims' cell phones and, on two occasions, ordered the employees to help load the stolen merchandise into a silver minivan registered to Lopez, documents filed in Los Angeles federal court allege. Lopez's fingerprint was found on a Nintendo entertainment system recovered from the scene of the Brea robbery, and witnesses and victims later identified him as one of the suspects, the criminal complaint alleges. Each of the robbery counts in the complaint carries a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Overnight 405 Ramp Closures Near LAX This Week INGLEWOOD (CNS) - Some ramps on the San Diego (405) Freeway near Los Angeles International Airport will be closed overnight, for ongoing construction work and officials are warning anyone heading to or from the airport to allow extra time and use alternate routes. The closures are scheduled will continue nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Friday, according to Caltrans. The southbound off-ramps to La Tijera Boulevard, Florence Avenue/ Manchester Boulevard and eastbound Century Boulevard will be closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists can reach the airport by using westbound Century Boulevard or the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway. The southbound on-ramp from

La Tijera Boulevard will be closed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and the on-ramp from La Cienega Boulevard/ Manchester Boulevard and eastbound Century Boulevard will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists can access the southbound side of the San Diego Freeway from the Glenn Anderson Freeway, according to Caltrans. The Century Boulevard on- and offramps on the northbound side of the freeway will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to Caltrans. "Motorists can reach LAX and other Century Boulevard destinations by using I-105 or Imperial Highway to northbound Aviation Boulevard," according to a Caltrans statement. "Motorists can access northbound I-405 from I-105 or La Tijera Boulevard."


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March 14 - 23, 2019

California Repertory Company Announces Spring 2019 Season Featuring SoCal Premieres, Diverse Voices, and Stories of Activism Artistic Director and Chair of the CSULB Theatre Arts Department Jeff Janisheski continues his 3rd season strengthening partnerships with artists in our community. This season features artists from across the creative spectrum: Welcoming professional directors such has Ovation-nominated Kari Hayter and Bootleg Theater co-founder Jessica Hanna, and Bruce A Lemon Jr., Artistic Director of Watts Village Theater. Jeff Janisheski says, “Cal Rep’s spring season celebrates community: those that are already in our orbit, the new voices we champion, and the community partners and artists we want to work with.” Cal Rep's spring season includes the premiere of CSULB Alumna Tahirih Moeller's A Live Mixtape

featuring the diverse voices of Los Angeles County, beautifully woven together with hip-hop, rap, gospel, and opera. A Live Mixtape won 2nd place in the "Hip Hop Theatre Creator Award" at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre

Festival. A Live Mixtape was further developed in 2018 when Moeller was Cal Rep’s Playwrightin-Residence. Directed by the Artistic Director of Watts Village Theater Company, Bruce A. Lemon, Jr.

is an actor, director and radio host who works to reimagine his community through his work. A storyteller born and raised in Watts, California, Lemon has worked with numerous theatre companies in LA including LA

Saturday March 16th

Opera, Son of Semele, Company of Angels, Illyrian Players and many more. Cal Rep is proud to present their final show of the 18-19 season with the esteemed Long Beach Opera. This dynamic collaboration weaves together Philip Glass' opera In The Penal Colony - adapted from Franz Kafka's short story - and incorporates devised elements created from interviews with Project Rebound, a group of formerly incarcerated students. Professional artists, students, and faculty will explore this urgent issue of capital punishment through workshops hosted by Long Beach Opera’s Community Advisory Committee and the CSULB Theatre Arts Department.

Saturday March 16th

Long Ago Long Beach Reception Celebrate the accomplishments of Long Beach students who have completed their Long Ago Long Beach after-school program at Rancho Los Cerritos! Students' artwork will be on display in our Media Room (Visitor Center, lower level).

March 15th – April 12th

“Lenten Fish Fry Friday’s” First United Methodist Church

The United Methodists Men (UMM) of First United Methodist Church in Compton are sponsoring a monthlong sales effort, “Lenten Fish Fry Friday’s.” This is a weekly fundraiser for the UMM taking place every Friday from March 15th to April 12th. The UMM will be selling fish lunches and dinners from 1 to 5 pm. Each fish plate is only $10 and provides a healthy meal of fried fish, two sides and a drink. Pre-orders are available and suggested by calling the church office. Friday’s through April 12th. 1-5 pm First United Methodist Church 1025 South Long Beach Blvd. (310) 639-0775

Enjoy light refreshments, games, and house tours. March 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Rancho Los Cerritos 4600 Virginia Road Long Beach, CA, 90807

Community Invited to Compton Rotary Club Wellness Jubilee Compton College and the Compton Rotary Club cordially invite members of the community, family and friends to the complimentary Spring Wellness Jubilee. The Jubilee will provide free blankets, towels, socks and personal hygiene items to attendees, as well as offer free medical screenings. There will be entertainment throughout the day and lunch will be provided by InN-Out Burger. There will also be a Resource Fair where participants can walk from booth to booth and receive information about health and wellness. This event is sponsored by Compton Councilman Isaac Galvan (District 2); Blue Shield of California; California Women Infants and Children; Compton College; EZ Party Rentals; In-N-Out Burger; Love Beyond Limits; Mother’s Nutritional Center; Providence Little Company of Mary Wellness and Activity Center; Salon Brandy; St. Francis Medical Center; St. John’s Well Child and Family Center; Starbucks Coffee; The Home Depot; and Tik Tok Services. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lueder’s Park Community Center 1500 E. Rosecrans Avenue, Compton, CA 90221


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NEWS USC Gould School of Law Receives $3 Million Gift to Endow First Generation Professionals With the goal of promoting students’ academic success, professional growth and personal development, as well as helping diversify the legal profession, the USC Gould School of Law launched its First Generation Professionals (FGP) Program in 2015 — making it one of the first administratively run support programs of its kind among law schools nationwide.

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N March 6, the school received a significant contribution to advance this vital effort, announcing a $3 million gift by USC Gould alumnus John Molina JD ’89 to endow the program. The gift establishes the C. David Molina First Generation Professionals Program – named in honor of John Molina’s father – along with the John Molina Scholarship Fund. “One of the hallmarks of USC Gould School is our commitment to ensuring the success of every student,” said Dean Andrew Guzman. “The FGP program helps us achieve

that objective. That is why we place such a strong emphasis on academic and career support services, as well as diversity initiatives. We want to send the message, loud and clear, to all students that if you are admitted to USC Gould, you can thrive here.” “With John’s gift, we can support the tremendous work of our FGP program in perpetuity, so that future generations of Gould students will find an environment where they can learn and thrive,” Guzman added. Spectrum of Support The First Generation Professionals Program provides an array of services and support to students who are the first in their families to earn a college degree, as well as students who are from lower-income backgrounds. The scope of FGP programming encompasses peer and alumni mentorship; seminars and workshops, from mastering professional etiquette to developing a growth mindset, among other topics; advisement by first-generation faculty members; and networking opportunities with law practitioners. The FGP program launched four years ago with 37 participants who self-identified as first-generation students. Since then, the program has grown each year and currently includes about 70 students. The

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John Molina (right) and Dean Andrew Guzman (2nd from right) talk with students from the USC Gould School of Law naming gift and endowment will provide programming support along with additional merit-based scholarship funding. “I firmly believe in, and admire, the work of USC Gould’s First Generation Professionals Program, which plays a central role in furthering the law

school’s efforts around diversity and opportunity,” Molina said. “My father was a first-generation college student. I am proud and honored to name this program after him, a caring doctor and a person of strong character, who pioneered health care for California’s lowest-income families

For Jussie Smollett, one story equals 16 felony counts By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) _ News that a grand jury had indicted ``Empire'' actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into 16. The reasons Smollett is facing 16 counts rather than just one count of disorderly conduct _ the felony in Illinois that people are charged with when accused of lying to police _ are not fully explained in the indictment that a grand jury returned Thursday. But legal experts say indictments like that aren't uncommon in Chicago, and there are some explanations as to how the grand jury could have arrived at the 16 counts, eight of them for Smollett's comments to a police officer and eight others for what he told a detective. The first starts with something that has been apparent since Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson briefed reporters last month on the investigation: Authorities are angry at Smollett. ``What you have is a police department and prosecutors that are obviously mad at him for embarrassing the city so they took every one of his

lies and made it into another count,'' said Terry Sullivan, a prominent local attorney who as a young prosecutor helped convict serial killer John Wayne Gacy in 1980 of killing 33 young men. Smollett's attorney, Mark Geragos called the 16-count indictment ``prosecutorial overkill.'' But prominent Chicago defense attorney Joseph Lopez, who is not involved in the Smollett case, said it's the way prosecutors in Chicago do business. ``It is common practice for the Cook County state's attorney to charge as much as they can for any kind of crime,'' he said. A former state appellate judge suggested such a strategy might be employed by prosecutors trying to protect themselves from the possibility that a jury or a judge might believe some, but not all, of the allegations. ``If you only charge him with one or two counts and they find him not guilty of them, you're done,'' said David Erickson, who now teaches at Chicago Kent College of Law. ``This gives the prosecution the ability to

convict him of any one of these lies.'' Lopez said it appears that when prosecutors went to the grand jury they simply dissected the case, breaking Smollett's account into each individual pieces and accuse him of one count per detail they believe he made up. T h a t means that one count m i g h t stem from Smollett's contention that the men hurled racial and homophobic taunts at him and another for what he said was the way they beat him. Another could be tied to his claim that the men doused him with an unknown chemical and another still for his statement that one of them looped a rope tied like a noose around his neck. Then there was his assertion, police said, that he could see one of the men was white because he could see the skin around his eyes. The two men police say Smollett hired to take part in the attack are both black. ``The lies add up pretty fast,'' Lopez said. n Jussie Smollett, see page 9

and individuals. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Molina is a founding partner of Long Beach-based Pacific6 Enterprises, which focuses on ventures projects that positively affect people and communities, socially and economically.

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as a 2019 finalist, and the only California library system. This is the second year in a row the Library has been selected as a finalist, as it also made the list in 2018. “We are thrilled to be one of this year’s finalists for the IMLS National Medal, the most prestigious recognition in our field,” said LA County Library Director Skye Patrick. “Libraries are much more than books, and LA County Library strives to improve the lives of all Los Angeles County residents through our many programs focused on lifelong learning, bridging the digital divide, cultivating creativity, and serving as a gathering place for community engagement. We are honored to be recognized alongside so many tremendous

institutions doing truly impactful work,” said Patrick. Finalists are chosen because of their significant contributions to their communities. Throughout March and April, IMLS will celebrate the excellent community work of these institutions through its Share Your Story social media campaign, featuring the finalists on their Facebook and Twitter pages. LA County Library will be featured on Friday, March 15. Starting today, IMLS is encouraging community members who have visited LA County Library locations or regularly use the Library’s services to share their story on social media using #IMLSmedals and tagging @ LACountyLibrary.

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sent out a statement informing the USC community of McElhaney's death, the Daily Trojan reported. In it she expressed her condolences to his family and friends. ``He believed in the power of music to touch lives to heal and to bring hope,'' Austin said. McElhaney -who transferred to USC in 2017 -- was part of the USC Jazz studies program with an

interest in the relationship between music and social and political movements. He also mentored young musicians and taught at the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music. Anyone with information on the homicide was asked to call LAPD's Southwest Division at (213) 485-2582. Tips also can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222TIPS.

been a tireless advocate for enhancing County residents’ quality of life,” said LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan. “The upcoming renovation of Magic Johnson Park is an exciting milestone for all of us in Los Angeles. Parks are important community gathering places, and these wonderful amenities will no doubt draw even more people here. I hope that LACMA will be able to play a role in further transforming the park in the coming years.” The Magic Johnson Park renovation is only the latest of many investments

that have transformed the community of Willowbrook. Over the last several years, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has championed a building boom that included the Martin Luther King Medical Campus, Willowbrook Library and Senior Center, AC Bilbrew Park, the development of hundreds of units of affordable housing, and upgrades to Metro’s Rosa Parks Station. Longtime resident and community leader “Sweet” Alice Harris said, “This investment in Magic Johnson Park, and the greater community, is nothing short of a blessing.”

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investment by Los Angeles County which provides a safe, scenic space for Willowbrook residents and increases the community’s engagement with the park." The project, slated for completion in Fall 2020, includes a 20,000-square foot state-of-the-art community events center for holding weddings, conferences and other large gatherings; an outdoor wedding pavilion; a splash pad and children’s play areas; improved walking paths with security lighting; and acres upon acres of new landscaping that will give the

park an entirely fresh look. The lake that is currently the centerpiece of the park will be getting an innovative feature that will help address both water conservation and water quality goals. It will divert storm runoff from surrounding neighborhoods and nearby Compton Creek, clean it and then use it to fill the lower lake and irrigate 30 acres of the park, creating a wetland experience for park goers. Another benefit is that the renovation will create hundreds of jobs. The County hired contractor S.J. Amoroso

Construction Company to build the project and required that 30 percent of all construction hours be rendered by local residents living within 5 miles of the park, or in zip codes countywide that have high poverty rates. County Parks and Recreation Director John Wicker ensured that there was a comprehensive and community-driven process to prioritize new amenities for Magic Johnson Park. “We are grateful to Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and partners that are committed

to developing and investing in this new, state-of-the-art and LEED Gold facility,” he said. “As a collective, we will build a park for the Willowbrook community to be active and participate in the year-round programs, as well as come together to make memories that will last a lifetime.” The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is considering opening a satellite location within Magic Johnson Park while its main campus on Wilshire Boulevard is undergoing its own massive renovation. “Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has long


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OPED In Defense of Being Maladjusted By Tom H. Hastings “I never intend to adjust myself to the evils of segregation and the crippling effects of discrimination. I never intend to adjust myself to the tragic inequalities of an economic system which takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes. I never intend to become adjusted to the madness of militarism and the self-defeating method of physical violence. I call upon you to be maladjusted.” --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1957 As we fumble along into the second half of a disastrous regime here in America, are we supposed to adjust to being gaslighted on a daily basis by a leader so corrupt he will say something in a speech that is recorded and then deny ever having said it? Just last evening I was arguing in defense of some students at my university and an administration official made a misstatement. I corrected him. He then denied ever saying it. I instantly got a mental twinge, “Trump Effect Alert!” That administrator may have practiced decent social norms preTrump, I’m not certain. But he tried a buck naked gaslight on me and I still wonder if the Trump Effect— the normalization of blatant lying— is working its way into layers of our culture, our society, our daily lives. We all know there is a background rate of lying and cheating in our

world, but we also think of some countries as corrupt. The Mexican bribe economy, the Afghanistan payoff scandals, etc. Since 1995, Transparency International has been actually ranking 180 of the nations around the world according to indices of corruption. They also correlate to democracy. Freedom House launched in 1941 and has ranked the countries of the world by metrics

of democracy every year since the 1950s.

When democracy is stronger, corruption declines When democracy is stronger, corruption declines. In the US, corruption is increasing and

democracy is declining. Thanks to the Trump Effect, the US has fallen out of the top 20 in least corruption—“We’re 22!”--and has lost nearly 10 points in levels of democracy, sliding to 53rd place in the world, not even in the top quarter of the nations on Earth. “We’re 53! We’re 53!” Yeah, Make America Great Again. Everyone proud? Are we adjusting to this? I hope

not. The truly sad larger picture is that the world at large is becoming more corrupt and less free, from the nationalistic parties growing in the European Union countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands and Sweden, to the slide to the right in Japan, the Philippines, and other Asian countries. Probably the most profound irony is that the most free countries on Earth are democratic socialist and the rightwingers from Trump to La Pen (France) to Wilder (Netherlands) tend to conflate the bad old socialism (brought to nations by the gun in the Soviet Union and China) (or even more twisted National Socialism of Nazi Germany) with the democratic socialism brought in by the ballot in Denmark, Norway, Finland, etc., countries high on the freedom scale and low on the corruption scale. So please stop allowing Trump and his gaslighters to say that AOC and other young (or old) politicians who call themselves democratic socialists are driving the US toward the basket case Venezuela model. No. They envision a US much more like the Norwegian or Danish model—more freedom and less corruption than we currently have. I could adjust to that. Dr. Tom H. Hastings is PeaceVoice Director and on occasion an expert witness for the defense in court.

House Chair Waters Leads Charge to Return Consumer Protection to CFPB

Payday Loan Regulation Supported by Lawmakers and More than 50 Advocates By Charlene Crowell, Deputy Director, The Center for Responsible Lending On March 7, the House Financial Services Committee, chaired by Congresswoman Maxine Waters marked the first time that the new Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) appeared for a hearing in this capacity. Entitled, Putting Consumers First? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” the session is the first of two mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Financial Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Twice a year, CFPB’s Director must report to each chamber of Congress. But before the hearing, other actions signaled that Director Kathy Kraninger would likely be forced to defend both the Bureau’s actions and inactions that occurred at the hands of Trump political appointees. Under Mick Mulvaney, CFPB’s former Acting Director, a series of actions turned the agency’s focus away from consumers, regulation and enforcement to make its policies and structure more favorable to deregulation and business. One day before the hearing, Congresswoman Waters and other majority members of the Financial Services Committee held a news conference to announce the reintroduction of the Consumers First Act. Initially filed in 2018 by Waters, the 2019 version has the same intent: to block and reverse the Trump Administration’s anticonsumer agenda. This year, Waters has the support of co-sponsoring lawmakers representing 19 states as diverse as California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Virginia. Another boost - the bill is also supported by 51 consumer, civil rights, and labor advocates. “The bill reverses the harmful structural changes Mulvaney and his deputies made to damage the agency one-by-one,” said Chairwoman Waters at the news conference. "We will be asking all

of the questions that our members deem necessary to find out whether or not she is on the road to restoring much of the damage that was done by Mr. Mulvaney." Ohio’s Rep. Joyce Beatty, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, took direct aim at the Bureau’s changed perspective on payday lending adding, “Under Trump’s CFPB director Mulvaney, the CFPB has reduced transparency and accountability, weakened enforcement…and became more

payday rule. After more than five years of public forums, rulemaking, research and thousands of public comments, Director Kraninger still intends to begin the rulemaking process anew. In response, consumer, clergy, and civil rights advocates received updated information from the Center for Responsible Lending that pinpoints state by state, how current triple-digit interest rates (APRs) continue to harm consumers across the country.

payday map reveals that in 2019, 31 states charged 200 percent APRs or higher on payday loans. Of these, 18 states have APRs of 400 percent or more, three more – Idaho, Nevada, and Texas charge in excess of 600 percent. The Lone Star State can rightfully claim one other distinction: its 661 percent APR is the nation’s highest. That claim becomes even more curious when that figure is compared to the actions of more than 40 cities that have adopted

and South Dakota successfully approved by voter referenda 36 percent payday rate caps. In each of these referenda, voters supported rate caps by 75 percent majorities. "When no rate caps exist, payday lenders become more predatory as they charge even higher triple-digit interest rates that financially bury people in debt,” said Rios. “The 2019 map shows just how much real reform is needed at the state and federal levels.” Although Director Kraninger announced a plan to suspend the payday rule, changes in how the Bureau operated with regard to these lenders began under Mulvaney. While at CFPB, he urged Congress to repeal the rule and joined a lawsuit brought by a payday lender that sought to indefinitely suspend the rule. Earlier and as a member of Congress representing

“The bill is also supported by 51 consumer, civil rights, and labor advocates.”

interested in helping payday lenders who allegedly misled consumers and charged exorbitantly high interest rates, rather than protecting the American consumers they were sworn to serve.” Readers may recall that during Black History Month, Director Kraninger announced the Bureau’s intent to suspend the August 2019 effective date of the long-awaited

Regardless of a state’s population size or average incomes, the cost of borrowing payday loans remains a debt trap. Further, in states where these loans remain legal, lenders continue to squeeze billions of dollars of fees from borrowers whose annual average earnings are $22,500. Prepared by Charla Rios, a researcher with the Center for Responsible Lending, the updated

some kind of regulation on these predatory loans. In 2011, the City of Dallas led the municipal curbs with an ensuing unsuccessful legal challenge. Fortunately, the Texas Supreme Court upheld the city’s restriction. Despite these disappointing numbers, there have been recent and notable consumer victories on payday lending. Colorado

South Carolina, Mulvaney opposed the idea of creating the CFPB and counted payday lenders among his top donors. The 2017 payday rule was promulgated after five years of hearings from a variety of stakeholders and everyday citizens. There was also extensive research, and a public comment period where literally thousands of statements documented this financial exploitation wrought by payday loans. “Eliminating this protection is plain and simple a huge gift to predatory lenders so they can keep borrowers trapped in unaffordable debt with interest rates exceeding 300 percent,” concluded Diane Standaert, a CRL EVP and Director of State Policy. Charlene Crowell is the Center for Responsible Lending’s Communications Deputy Director.


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OPED We Are Still Turning Our Backs on Puerto Rico’s Hungry Children By Marian Wright Edelman In 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused widespread devastation across Puerto Rico, leaving children especially vulnerable—but the sad reality is Puerto Rican children were some of the most at risk in America long before the storm. Nearly 6 in 10 children in Puerto Rico live in poverty, a rate almost twice as high as New Mexico and Mississippi, the states with the highest poverty rates. More than one-third of households with children in Puerto Rico receive nutrition assistance benefits and rely on that safety net to help keep hunger at bay. In the wake of Hurricane Maria this lifeline has been more critical than ever. But while nutrition assistance is under attack across our country with the threat of expanded work requirements there are unique and urgent threats to nutrition in Puerto Rico right now. Unless Congress acts immediately before its recess, 1.4 million people in Puerto Rico, including more than 300,000 children, are at risk of losing some or all of their nutrition assistance in March. As many as 230,000 participants could lose their eligibility entirely. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. Allowing these Americans to go hungry is a shameful slap in the face as they continue to recover from an overwhelming natural disaster and face a callous White House openly hostile towards helping them. People in Puerto Rico are already shortchanged when it comes to federal nutrition help because the Nutrition Assistance Block Grant

March recess. As a future agenda, steps must be taken to offer children, families and others in Puerto Rico the same access to SNAP provided to other U.S. states and territories. Immediate disaster nutrition relief is critical and can help identify people who were in need but unserved before the disasters struck. In Puerto Rico it shined a glaring spotlight on the shortcomings of the existing nutrition assistance program. Children and families lose out when Puerto Rico receives only a fixed

Immediate disaster nutrition relief is critical and can help identify people who were in need but unserved before the disasters struck. Program (NAP), their version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), provides lower benefits than SNAP although food costs are 9 percent higher in Puerto Rico than on the mainland. The disaster assistance awarded to Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria allowed Puerto Rico to add additional people to the NAP rolls and increase benefits but now this assistance is about to run out though many who needed it after the hurricanes hit are still struggling. For a family of four, benefits would

decline from $649 to $410 a month and this could happen over the next few weeks as this month’s benefits start to be distributed. The House of Representatives has already passed a new disaster assistance bill that includes continued nutrition assistance for Puerto Rico and the Senate must act now. Due to targeted opposition from President Trump, funds for Puerto Rico were not included in the omnibus spending bill that recently passed. But there was good news when a new disaster relief package

was introduced by Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson from Georgia and others which provides funding, including nutrition assistance, for Puerto Rico along with disaster relief for agricultural and other damage from hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires in a number of states. The Senate Appropriations Committee is also considering a disaster relief package. It is urgent that the Senate pass disaster relief that includes funding for NAP in Puerto Rico and come to agreement with the House before leaving for the

amount of funding for food assistance annually regardless of need and cannot expand when natural disasters or other economic crises occur as other states and territories do. But for today the immediate need is obvious. You can help by urging your Senators and Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a disaster relief package including nutrition assistance for Puerto Rico to be voted on and finally approved before the March recess begins at the end of next week. Puerto Rico’s children are waiting. We must not turn our back on hungry children in our own country.

Demystifying Student Performance Via Parental Engagement By Sharonica Nelson, Ed.D. Professor, Professional Education Consultant, Author Once students reach middle school, parents often become less engaged with their child’s academic environment. They don’t walk them in the school’s doors anymore, they don’t communicate as often with teachers, and they are less like to visit the school unless there is a special program or sporting event after hours. This is especially true for African American parents. As a former classroom teacher in an urban, predominantly Black school, I have first-hand knowledge of this. During middle school, school becomes more or less a mystery to parents. However, under Every Student Succeeds Act, there is a push for parents to be more involved with academic environment of their child. Studies show that when parents are more actively involved in their child’s schools, the child tends to perform better academically. Therefore, parental engagement is an important concept of discussion in terms of African American children’s performance. Although parental engagement has a strong correlation to student academic performance and achievement, why is it that African American parents appear disproportionately less engaged than parents of other races? Studies have shown that there are many factors that may hinder Black parents from being active in their child’s schooling. Factors include lacking confidence when speaking to education professionals or fear of seeming incompetent, being the sole provider in the household with work hours that conflict with school hours, and not knowing how to approach school officials with proper questions specific to individual child concerns. These and many other nuisances keep Black parents from approaching schools to be more active in their

child’s academic career. Nevertheless, for the sake of maximum student success and potential, it is important that parents are actively engaged in their child’s schooling. It is imperative that Black parents are not only involved but also engaged in their child’s schools. Parents must not only be involved through participating in schoolplanned functions, but they must also create their own spaces and opportunities for active engagement to demystify student performance.

(Parents) must also create their own spaces and opportunities for active engagement to demystify student performance. There are many ways to do so, which include: 1. Use school system provided platforms to keep up with grades. The school system may provide this service for free, and it may be associated with a special code or password for log in. Parents should check with the school secretary for information on this. Frequently checking student grades and holding them accountable for their grades can send strong messages to students in terms of performance. 2. Know when reports cards are due. School systems may send home a calendar with this information, they may provide automated calls as a reminder, and the dates may be readily accessible on the school system website. It is ultimately up to the parents to stay abreast of report cards and not wait until the last grading quarter to show concern over grades. It’s too late then. 3. Email teachers. Email is a

quick form of communication that most people use directly from their phones. Most teachers use emails frequently. Make use of this to maintain constant contact and communication with your child’s teacher. Most teachers prefer to hear from parents with concerns of student progress and would happily engage to inform parents concerning their children. 4. Check teacher webpages. Many teachers have webpages that they frequently update with pertinent information pertaining to their classroom. This information may include due dates, skills and concepts to be covered, and materials needed for upcoming projects and assignments. 5. Create a parent network. Many parents

may not have the time or resources to be involved with the formal PTA (Parent Teacher Association). They may decide to create social

media groups that keep all parents abreast of current happenings within the school. This could be a simple, easy way to connect to other parents of students within same educational setting for accurate, current information concerning the child’s school. Regardless, of the age or grade of a parent’s child, parents have a right to know about the current happenings of the classroom and school. However, the school and parent relationship shouldn’t be one-sided with school doing all of the work in terms of providing the opportunities for parents to become engaged. Parents must understand the importance of their involvement in their child’s educational trajectory, take the reins, and create their opportunities for being actively involved. Although, middle school is the time when most parents become less engaged in the child’s school, it should be a time when parents maintain engagement. To demystify further, parent involvement weighs heavily on children’s performance. And simply put, children need to see parents in their academic spaces for better performance, even in middle school and beyond.


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HEALTH

National Institutes of Health Hopeful of Sickle Cell Cure 60 Minutes Features patient in remission

From the time she was an infant, Jennelle Stephenson has suffered the excruciating pain of sickle cell disease. As she grew up Janelle watched other patients younger than she, succumb to the disease. At 22, she realized that in the world of sickle cell, she wasn’t a young adult, but already middle-aged.

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UT then during Christmastime in 2017, the Florida native and her family traveled to the National Institutes of Health for a potentially groundbreaking, but risky, gene therapy procedure. It too was painfully excruciating, requiring chemo-therapy and a month of hospitalization. But now more than a year later, Jennelle is living a physical, pain-free life she could only watch others enjoy before. And there is strong scientific hope that a cure for the disease is at hand. “I am feeling amazing after the treatment; but it has been a year of adjustment, for sure,” Stephenson said. “I have been testing my body’s new limits, and really exploring my level of physical fitness.” The change has demanded hard work to adapt her mindset, she

explains, because what had been one way for 27 years is, suddenly, different, and her way of thinking needs to keep pace. “At times it has been a struggle, because my body doesn’t feel like my own anymore,” Stephenson said. She wouldn’t say she is cured. “But I can confidently say that I feel healthy. I never knew the body could feel this good,” affirmed Stephenson. Just as before, her family remains her rock. They have been “amazing through this whole period. They

always tell me that I’m developing into the best version of me. We all feel so blessed to have been a part of this experience.” With that, she said an apologetic goodbye: “I’m on the go.”. Her story: Jennelle Stephenson was diagnosed with SCD at birth, and it has been a challenging journey ever since. She has had pain episodes so intense that she temporarily lost mobility in her extremities. Most of her crises occur out of the blue, without warning. “Living with this

disease is a scary, unpredictable rollercoaster. Every morning when I wake up, I have to plan my day as if I were going to go into crisis. Whatever I do and wherever I go, I have to make sure that I have a plan and the proper supplies if a crisis were to occur.” Despite the challenges, Stephenson is currently pursuing a master’s degree in health care administration. Unimaginable hurdle: Stephenson has lived most of her life trying to participate at the same capacity level as her peers. Her biggest challenge

was finally accepting that she had to do things at a different pace than everyone else. “I would disregard the fact that I had an illness and continue to assimilate with the crowd, enjoying typical life activities, such as going swimming whenever I wanted, working, running, going to classes, daily household chores, and even traveling with no hesitation. I eventually came to a point where I had to stop and say to myself, ‘This is not for me. I’m killing myself trying to keep up.’ I now follow my body’s lead and take it at my own pace.” How she survived: In the midst of tough times, Stephenson surrounds herself with laughter and positivity. “It is easy for me to get sucked into my pain and lay in the dark crying. So instead of tears, I laugh between every grimace of agony. I make sure that loved ones around me don’t focus on the negative but find the comedy in the situation. I think of my goals, give myself a little pep talk, then I will my body to make it out of a dark spot.” Her motivator: Stephenson is currently enrolled in a gene therapy trial at NIH and is expecting to receive her transplant in November. “I have recently become more hopeful and optimistic in life due to the gene therapy clinical trial. Just the idea of being able to potentially live a life that is pain free keeps me smiling and keeps me fighting for another day.”

CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon Boy Almost Dies of Tetanus By GILLIAN FLACCUS

Flu May Have Peaked, but Experts Eye Jump in Nastier Strain By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ There's a strong chance this flu season has peaked, but health officials are watching a recent wave of illnesses from a nastier flu strain. Flu was reported to be widespread in 48 states last week, down from 49 the week before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in its latest report on this winter's flu season. The federal agency's flu forecasters think there's a 90 percent chance the flu season has peaked. But experts also are monitoring an increase in illnesses from a kind of flu virus that tends to cause more hospitalizations and deaths, especially in the elderly. It's not unusual for several flu strains to spread around the country at the same time, but one kind usually predominates. This season, a milder strain has been the most common cause of flu illnesses. But for the last two weeks, more illnesses have been tied to a strain that tends to cause more deaths. Last week, about 60 percent of the flu virus samples tested were the more troublesome strain, known as Type A H3N2. Uncertainty about what kind of H3N2 will be spreading later this year recently led the World Health Organization to postpone its decision on which strains should go into the flu vaccine for next season. Last season, an estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications, the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. In recent years, flu-related deaths have ranged from about 12,000 to 56,000, according to the CDC. CDC officials estimate there have been somewhere around 20,000 to 30,000 flu-related deaths so far this winter. They also think there have been around 300,000 flu-related hospitalizations and around 25 million flu illnesses.

Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ An unvaccinated 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized for two months for tetanus and almost died of the bacterial illness after getting a deep laceration on his forehead while playing on a farm, according to a case study published Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2017 case is the first case of pediatric tetanus in Oregon in more than 30 years and alarmed infectious disease experts who said tetanus is almost unheard of in the U.S. since widespread immunization began in the 1940s. The child received an emergency dose of the tetanus vaccine in the hospital but his parents declined to give him a second dose - or any other childhood shots - after he recovered, the paper said. ``When I read that, my jaw dropped. I could not believe it. That's a tragedy and a misunderstanding and I'm just flabbergasted,'' said Dr. William Schaffner, an expert in infectious diseases and chair at the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. ``This is an awful disease, but ... we have had a mechanism to completely prevent it and the reason that we have virtually no cases anymore in the United States is because we vaccinate, literally, everyone.'' The paper did not provide any details about the child, his family or where they live in Oregon and attempts to get that information from the paper's authors were unsuccessful. News about the tetanus

case comes as lawmakers in Oregon and Washington are considering bills that would end non-medical exemptions for routine childhood vaccines as the Pacific Northwest weathers its third month of a measles outbreak. Seventy people in southwest Washington, most of them

The tetanus bacterium secretes a toxin that gets into the bloodstream and latches onto the nervous system. Anywhere from three to 21 days after infection, symptoms appear: muscle spasms, lockjaw, difficulty swallowing and breathing and seizures. The disease can cause death or

``This is an awful disease, but ... we have had a mechanism to completely prevent it and the reason that we have virtually no cases anymore in the United States is because we vaccinate, literally, everyone.'' Dr. William Schaffner, Vanderbilt University unvaccinated children, have been diagnosed with the highly contagious viral illness since Jan. 1, as well as a handful of people in Portland, Oregon. Unlike measles, which is a virus, someone who has survived a case of tetanus is not immune and can get the illness again if they remain unvaccinated. Tetanus also isn't transmitted personto-person by sneezing or coughing like the measles, but instead comes from bacterial spores that are found in the environment. Tetanus spores exist everywhere, particularly in the soil. When an unvaccinated person gets a deep, penetrating wound, those spores can invade the cut and begin producing the bacteria that causes the illness.

severe disability in those who survive, Schaffner said. About 30 people contract tetanus each year nationwide, according to the CDC, and 16 people died of it between 2009 and 2015. It's rare among children; those over 65 are the most vulnerable. In the case in Oregon, the boy cut himself on the forehead while playing and his family stitched up the wound themselves. Six days later, he began clenching his jaw, arching his neck and back and had uncontrollable muscle spasms. When he began to have trouble breathing, his parents called paramedics and he was transported by air to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. When he arrived, he asked for water but could not

open his mouth. The child was sedated, put on a ventilator and cared for in a darkened room while wearing ear plugs because any stimulation made his pain and muscle spasms worse. His fever spiked to almost 105 degrees (40.5 Celsius) and he developed high blood pressure and a racing heartbeat. Forty-four days after he was hospitalized, the boy was able to sip clear liquids. Six days later, he was able to walk a short distance with help. After another three weeks of inpatient rehabilitation and a month at home, he could ride a bike and run _ a remarkable recovery, experts said. The child's care _ not including the air ambulance and inpatient rehabilitation _ cost nearly $1 million, about 72 times the mean for a pediatric hospitalization in the U.S., the paper noted. ``The way to treat tetanus is you have to outlast it. You have to support the patient because this poison links on chemically and then it has to be slowly metabolized,'' Schaffner said. Cases of tetanus have dropped by 95 percent in the U.S. since widespread childhood vaccination and adult booster shots became routine nearly 80 years ago; deaths have dropped 99 percent. The CDC recommends a five-dose series of tetanus shots for children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years and a booster shot every 10 years for adults.


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NEWS California Police Report: Almost No Racial Profiling By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's first-in-thenation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward.

up to false arrests or racially targeted traffic stops. And often they must go to a police station and fill out a form. Robinson said most people prefer a more informal process that often doesn't show up in official statistics, like having a police supervisor hear the complaint and talk to the officer. The panel has recommended that local agencies allow anonymous and third-party complaints to shield victims from retaliation, while making it easier to file complaints, including by providing materials in many languages. There should be follow-ups so complainants don't feel they're being ignored, Guerrero said, and civilian oversight panels with ``teeth in them'' should oversee complaint investigations. Plumas County sheriff 's Deputy Ed Obayashi, an expert on use-offorce policies who teaches other law enforcement personnel around the state, said the racial numbers don't reflect reality, but he discounted any nefarious intent. In Southern California, the San Diego County Sheriff 's Department, where Obayashi used to work, reported just one racial profiling complaint in 2017, while

the Riverside County Sheriff 's Department had seven. About 3.34 million people live in San Diego County, while the population of Riverside County, which includes the cities of Riverside and Palm Springs, is around 2.42 million. The Los Angeles County Sheriff 's Department, the United States' largest sheriff 's agency, recorded 31. ``There's no way,'' Obayashi said. ``People who see this report are going to say, `They're covering this up.''' He and others blamed conservative reporting policies that leave out informal complaints, coupled with ``complaint fatigue'' by people who are too frightened to complain or believe they'll be ignored. Proving a complaint is even tougher, he said. ``To sustain a complaint would require the officer to say, `I stopped that motorist because he was black or Hispanic.' And what officer is going to admit to that?'' Obayashi said. The 7,400-officer California Highway Patrol reported just 24 profiling complaints from nearly 4 million contacts with the public. None was substantiated by the department, which board member

Warren Stanley, the CHP's first black commissioner, said shows the professionalism of the agency's personnel. Morgan Hill Police Chief David Swing, who represents police chiefs on the board, said he isn't surprised by the low reported statewide numbers. ``There are some that may have, or had, a perception that there are more racial or identity profiles being made, but the data that we have doesn't bear that out,'' Swing said. In Sacramento, the department reported 18 civilian complaints in 2017, none of them alleging racial or identity profiling. ``We actually get a lot more than that,'' acknowledged Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Vance Chandler. But the department counts only formal complaints that under state law could result in an officer being disciplined, omitting what it calls informal inquiries. The department plans to provide more accurate information on the number of complaints and their outcome as part of reform efforts, Chandler said. Betty Williams, president of the NAACP branch in Sacramento, said

racial profiling is ``undersold and underreported in such a shameless fashion.'' She feels the low numbers are reported ``so you won't have stronger policies and procedures and laws in place that will give a little more protection from law enforcement.'' The next statewide report in January will for the first time include statistics from California's eight largest police agencies on the perceived race, gender, sexual orientation and other characteristics of motorists during traffic stops. In December, the Los Angeles County Sheriff 's Department suspended operations of a team of deputies who targeted vehicles on Interstate 5, the main West Coast highway between Mexico and Canada, for drugs and other contraband. The decision came amid accusations of racial profiling after a Los Angeles Times investigation found 69 percent of drivers stopped were Latino and that two-thirds had their vehicles searched, a far higher rate than other racial and ethnic groups. At the federal level, legislation twice proposed by New York U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, most recently with her fellow Democratic presidential hopeful Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, would require federal border agents to track and report why they conduct stops and searches that critics fear are frequently based on racial profiling. Eugene O'Donnell, a former New York City police officer, prosecutor and now a policing expert at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, fears that well-intended efforts by ``elite critics, including politicians'' to discourage racial profiling will ultimately discourage law enforcement efforts and dissuade recruits from becoming police officers. ``It's essentially inviting people to make a very serious allegation against officers who are acting in good faith, that they're profiling people,'' he said.

sentence of one to three years. If Smollett is convicted, a judge could allow him to be given probation instead of imposing a prison sentence. Lopez and Erickson agreed that if Smollett is convicted, it won't matter whether it's on one or several counts when it comes to sentencing. That's because he would be sentenced for only one of them.

``If you add them all up it's still only one crime,'' Erickson said. ``That's just how it is.'' And Lopez said that if Smollett is convicted of multiple counts, prosecutors can ask that the sentences be served consecutively but it is highly unlikely a judge would do so. Smollett's legal troubles may not begin and end with this one

indictment. Days before the Jan. 29 incident, a letter threatening Smollett was sent to the studio where the television show is filmed - a letter Johnson told reporters the day Smollett appeared in court that the actor had actually sent. The FBI, which is investigating that letter, has declined to comment on the investigation. But if Smollett did talk to

the FBI, depending on what he said, he could be in more legal trouble. ``Lying to the FBI is a crime,'' said Erickson. Smollett is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, where he will likely enter a formal plea to the 16 counts. ``Jussie adamantly maintains his innocence even if law enforcement has robbed him of that presumption,'' Geragos, his attorney, said.

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HE panel's most recent report found 17 percent of California's law enforcement agencies reported not a single complaint in 2017. And of 659 profiling complaints that were filed in a state of nearly 40 million people, just 10 were sustained. Three-quarters of the profiling complaints involve race or ethnicity, but they can also include age, gender, religion, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation. The people who share leadership of the California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board are divided over the seriousness of the problem and whether changes are needed based on the results of the second annual report. Andrea Guerrero, executive director of the advocacy group Alliance San Diego, doesn't believe the numbers and thinks it might be the result of police protecting their own. ``We know we have a profiling problem in the state,'' she said. Her co-chair, Kings County Sheriff David Robinson, disputed that. He said the numbers reflect the reality that it's ``so rare and far between that someone is racist.'' Under current standards, people who lodge formal complaints generally must use their name to report concerns that can range from an officer being rude or disrespectful

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Another explanation for the multiple counts is that perhaps Smollett gave multiple statements to the police, meaning that individual counts represent separate interviews with police. But Lopez finds that unlikely because all the counts list the same date _ Jan. 29. Each count is a Class 4 felony, which carries a possible prison

LEGALS 03/20/2019, 03/27/2019 SchId:75037 AdId:25021 CustId:64 -----------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 18-00275-2 Loan No: 200027609/Rice APN 4016-029-016 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST AND SECURITY AGREEMENT DATED JULY 6, 2004. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 3, 2019, at 11:00 AM, By the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee (the "Trustee"), under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust and Security Agreement recorded on July 16, 2004, as Instrument No. 04 1820306 of official records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, CA, executed by: DAVID L. RICE, as Trustor (the "Trustor"), in favor of INTERBAY FUNDING LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, as Beneficiary, and any modifications thereto are collectively referred to herein from time to time as the "Deed of Trust", WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: LOTS 13, 14, 15 AND 16 OF TRACT NO. 511, IN THE CITY OF INGLEWOOD, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 15 OF PAGES(S) 102 AND 103 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. 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 714.730.2727 or visit this Internet Website www.servicelinkasap.corn, using the file number assigned to this case 18-00275-2. Information about postponements that are very short induration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Website. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. No warranty is made that any or all of the personal property still exists or is available for the successful bidder and no warranty is made as to the condition of any

of the personal property, which shall be sold "as is", "where is". The real Property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real Property described above is purported to be: 313317 North La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the Property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee's Sale is estimated to be $833,715.33 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary's bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier's check drawn on 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee's Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The Property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the Property receiver, if applicable. DATE: March 5, 2019 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 18-00275-2 1101 Investment Blvd., Suite

170 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 916-6360114 Sara Berens, Authorized Signor SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.servicelinkasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714.730.2727 A-4687358 03/13/2019, 03/20/2019, 03/27/2019 SchId:75040 AdId:25022 CustId:64 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LESLIE CLARK LEWIS Case No. 19STP01991 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of LESLIE CLARK LEWIS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by TIFFANY STEPHENSON in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that TIFFANY STEPHENSON 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 4/5/2019 at 8:30 AM in Department 4 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. TIFFANY STEPHENSON 1725 OCEAN BLVD., #223 SANTA MONICA, 90401 424-223-3745 PETITIONER IN PRO PER SchId:75089 AdId:25038 CustId:517 -----------NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PURCHASE REAL PROPERTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that it is the intention of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, State of California to purchase two parcels of land totaling approximately 2.5 acres, that are currently improved with a 60,180 square foot building and a surface parking lot

(the ``Real Property``) located at 921 E. Compton Blvd. and 113 N. Burris Avenue respectively, in the City of Compton, County of Los Angeles, State of California for the sum of $810,000 and NO/00 Dollars ($810,000) plus escrow and title fees estimated to be approximately $15,000 from KPMG Compton, LLC (the ``Seller``). The property to be acquired is legally described in Exhibit ``A``, attached to this Notice and incorporated herein by this reference. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the purchase of the Real Property will be consummated by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, State of California, on April 9th, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in the Hearing Room of the Board of Supervisors, Room 381, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012. No obligation will arise against the County and in favor of the Seller with respect to the purchase of the Real Property described herein until the Board of Supervisors approves the purchase on the named consummation date. CELIA ZAVALA, Executive Officer, Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles. APPROVED AS TO FORM: MARY C. WICKHAM, County Counsel. EXHIBIT ``A`` PROPERTY LEGAL DESCRIPTION APNs: 6178-007-020 and 6178-013035 The land referred to herein below is situated in the City of Compton, in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and is described as follows: Lots 18 to 28 inclusive, of tract no. 6650, in the City of Compton, County of Los Angeles, State of California, as per map recorded in Book 69, Page 44 of Maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said County.Lots 6, 7, 30 and 31, in block 19 of tract no. 5085, in the City of Compton, County of Los Angeles, State of California, as shown on map recorded in Book 69, Page 21 of maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said County. CN958464 03426 Mar 13,20,27, 2019


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THE BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019

LEGALS CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 1/5/2007, as Instrument No. 20070025188, , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: SHELIA NELSONGRIGGS, A SINGLE WOMAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON 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: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766 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 described as: MORE FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 810 WEST COMPTON BOULEVARD #13 COMPTON, CALIFORNIA 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $156,175.24 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. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust 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 or its predecessor caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. 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 (844) 477-7869 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.STOXPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 045763-CA. 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. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (844) 477-7869 CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117 SchId:74852 AdId:24954 CustId:670 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ABEL D. WHITE AKA ABEL DUANE WHITE CASE NO. 19STPB01738 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ABEL D. WHITE AKA ABEL DUANE WHITE. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by NICOLE R. WHITE in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that NICOLE R. WHITE 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 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: 03/28/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 99 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 TAMSEN REINHEIMER - SBN 234257 MORTENSEN & REINHEIMER, PC 2855 MICHELLE DRIVE, SUITE 120 IRVINE CA 92606 3/6, 3/13, 3/20/19 CNS-3227179# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:74883 AdId:24966 CustId:61 -----------NOTICE of PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COMPTON CONSIDERATION OF A PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY AND DEVELOPMENT OF MARKET RATE AND AFFORDABLE TOWNHOMES 930 West Compton Boulevard
Compton, California NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Compton (the “City”) will hold a public hearing on March 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm (or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard) in the Compton City Council Chambers located at 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California, 90220. The hearing may be continued from time to time until completed. Any person desiring the opportunity to be heard will be afforded an opportunity to do so.

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: REBECCA L.T. SCHROFF ESQ SBN 151016 MOORE BRYAN SCHROFF & INOUE LLP 21515 HAWTHORNE BLVD STE 490 TORRANCE CA 90503-6511 C957085 SANDERS Mar 6,13,20, 2019 SchId:74930 AdId:24982 CustId:65 -----------LEGAL NOTICE REGULAR MEETING

The purpose of this hearing is to consider approval of a proposed Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City and City Ventures Homebuilding LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Developer”), governing the conveyance by the City to the Developer of the property located at 930 West Compton Boulevard (the “Land”) for the development of market rate and affordable housing consisting of 24 Townhomes (the “Development”). Four of the Townhomes will be required to be sold at affordable sales prices to moderateincome households. The former Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Compton (the “Agency”) acquired the Land. Following the dissolution of the Agency, the Land was conveyed to the City as the housing successor to the former Agency.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION BY THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SECOND SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT CONSOLIDATED OVERSIGHT BOARD FOR THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE FORMER COMPTON REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

A report summarizing certain aspects of the conveyance of the Land from the City to the Developer and a copy of the Purchase and Sale Agreement are available for public inspection and copying, at a cost not to exceed the cost of duplication, at the office of the City Clerk of the City of Compton, Compton City Hall, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California, 90220.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Los Angeles County Second Supervisorial District Consolidated Oversight Board (the “Oversight Board”) will hold a meeting as follows:

Further information regarding this hearing may be obtained by calling Leslie NacionalesTafoya, Community Development Specialist, at 310-605-5697. Any and all persons having any objections to the proposed Purchase and Sale Agreement, or to the proposed conveyance of the Land to the Developer and the construction of the Development, or who deny the regularity of this proceeding or wish to speak on any issue raised by the Purchase and Sale Agreement, the proposed conveyance of the Land or the construction of the Development, may appear at the hearing and will be afforded an opportunity to state their objections. If you desire to challenge in court the proposed conveyance of the Land or the approval and execution of the proposed Purchase and Sale Agreement, or any proceedings in connection therewith, you may be limited to raising only those issues that you or someone else raised at the hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the hearing. Written correspondence on this matter may be addressed to the City Council, c/o of the City Clerk, at 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California, 90220. ALITA GODWIN, MMC CITY OF COMPTON CITY CLERK __________________________________ DATES OF PUBLICATION: __March 6,___________, 2019 _March 13,___________, 2019 SchId:74889 AdId:24968 CustId:314 -----------Drivers, ClassA: New Fulltime Bell, CA US Mail Dedicated Lane Team Driver Openings! Excellent HOURLY Pay, $25.00/hr +! 2 ON, 2 OFF, 2 ON, 3 OFF! Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance & More after 90 days, 2yrs CDLA call Alan Ritchey today: 855-217-7557 EOE M/W/V/D SchId:74895 AdId:24971 CustId:677 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ANNIE E. SANDERS Case No. 18STPB11651 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ANNIE E. SANDERS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Curtis L. Betts in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Curtis L. Betts 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. (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 April 8, 2019 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 2D 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

RELATING TO: The proposed sale of real property, 2000- 2024 West Compton Boulevard, (APN Nos.6138-004-900, 6138-004-901, 6138-004-902, 6138-004-903 & 6138-004904) located in the City of Compton, (the “Property”), by the Successor Agency to the Former Compton Redevelopment Agency (the “Successor Agency”) to Red Mountain Group, (the “Purchaser”) pursuant to the Successor Agency ’s Long Range Property Management Plan (the “LRPMP”)

Date : March 20, 2019 Time: 6:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard Place: Inglewood City Hall Council Chambers, One Manchester Blvd., 9th Floor, Inglewood, California 90301 At the abovedescribed meeting the Oversight Board will consider the adoption of a resolution authorizing the Successor Agency to sell the Property to the Purchaser in accordance with the LRPMP for $2,265,000 (appraised value) pursuant to a purchase and sale agreement between the Successor Agency and the Purchaser substantially in the form presented to the Oversight Board. Interested persons are invited to attend this meeting and be heard regarding this matter. Further information may be obtained by contacting Leslie NacionalesTafoya, the Community Development Specialist of the City of Compton, Compton, California 902200 by telephone at 310-605-5697, or by email at lnacionalestafoya@comptoncity. org. In addition, the staff report, resolution, purchase and sale agreement, and any supporting documentation for this action will be available in the City Clerk’s Office City Hall, 205 S Willowbrook St, Compton, California 90220, during normal business hours, and on the Successor Agency’s and Oversight Board’s website at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Interested persons may submit written comments addressed to the Los Angeles County Second Supervisorial District Consolidated Oversight Board, c/o Successor Agency of the Former Compton Redevelopment Agency, 205 S Willowbrook St., Compton, California, 90220 prior to the hour of 3 pm. on March 14, 2019. At the time and place noted above, all persons interested in the above matter may appear and be heard. Dated this 4th day of March , 2019 SchId:74947 AdId:24988 CustId:314 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LARICE JONES Case No. 19STPB00619 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of LARICE JONES A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Harold Jones in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Harold Jones 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 March 26, 2019 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 5 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: ALPHONSO KIMBELL ESQ SBN 71485 LAW OFFICES OF ALPHONSO KIMBELL 6560 S WESTERN AVE LOS ANGELES CA 90047 CN958193 JONES Mar 6,13,20, 2019 SchId:74949 AdId:24989 CustId:65 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DANIEL JAMES CAMPOS Case No. 19STPB01670 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DANIEL JAMES CAMPOS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Manuel J. Campos in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Manuel J. Campos 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 March 26, 2019 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 4 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: THOMAS G MARTIN ESQ SBN 195627 FORESIGHT LEGAL GROUP PC 111 W OCEAN BLVD 4TH FLR LONG BEACH CA 90802 CN958236 CAMPOS Mar 6,13,20, 2019 SchId:74977 AdId:24998 CustId:65 -----------CITY OF COMPTON FIRE DEPARTMENT “NOTICE INVITING BIDS” SEALED BIDS will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City of Compton, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA 90220 on or before Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2 P.M. On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2 P.M. bids will be opened and read in the City Clerk’s Office, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA 90220, for a: RESCUE TRUCK DODGE 5500 4-DOOR The Notice Inviting Bids, along with Specifications and complete Bid Package will be available on the City of Compton’s Website at www.comptoncity.org under the City Clerk Department on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. If you need additional information, please contact Fire Chief Ronerick Simpson at (310) 605-5670 or rsimpson@ comptonfire.org ALITA GODWIN, MMC CITY CLERK PUBLISH: March 6, 2019 March13, 2019 SchId:74980 AdId:24999 CustId:314 -----------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. CA-18-837370-CL Order No.: DS730018001786 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/26/2006. 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): Lydia P. Johnson, an unmarried woman Recorded: 2/6/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0271779 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 6/26/2009 as Instrument No. 20090966951 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 4/4/2019 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: $445,413.25 The purported property address is: 1701 S CENTER AVENUE, COMPTON, CA 90220 Assessor's Parcel No.: 6162-005041 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-18-837370CL. 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 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 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-18-837370-CL IDSPub #0151017 3/13/2019 3/20/2019 3/27/2019 SchId:74988 AdId:25003 CustId:608 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DEBORAH E. RICE Case No. 19STPB01587 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DEBORAH E. RICE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Karen Rice in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Karen Rice 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 March 25, 2019 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 99 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. Petitioner: Karen Rice KAREN RICE 3730 E DUMA ST COMPTON CA 90221 CN958344 RICE Mar 6,13,20, 2019 SchId:74992 AdId:25004 CustId:65 -----------CITY OF COMPTON 205 South Willowbrook Avenue Compton, CA 90220 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS DIALA-TAXI SERVICES Proposals due by April 9, 2019 no later than 10:00 a.m. The City of Compton Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking proposals for providing transportation services to our senior citizens and disabled residents by providing a “DialA-Taxi” Services program on a twenty four (24) hour, seven (7) days a week basis. Proposals will be received in the office of the City Clerk, City of Compton at 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California 90220, until 10:00 a.m. on April 9, 2019. Postmarks will not be accepted. Facsimile submissions will not be accepted.

All proposals must be clearly marked “Proposal to provide City of Compton DialA-Taxi Services – Do not open with regular mail” and shall be delivered during the business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, except holidays and furlough days, to the City Clerk’s Office. The contractor assumes the risk for the method of delivery chosen. The City of Compton assumes no responsibility for delays caused by any delivery service. Late proposals will not be accepted and will be automatically disqualified from further consideration. Proposals will be evaluated by the City of Compton based on the response to the information requested. All listed items must be addressed for the proposal to be considered responsive. Detailed information can be obtained from the Department of Parks & Recreation office and the City's Website. All proposals should be mailed to the following: City of Compton City Clerk’s Office 205 S. Willowbrook Ave. Compton, CA 90220 Phone: 310-605-5530 Website: www.comptonCity.org ALITA GODWIN, MMC CITY CLERK CITY OF COMPTON SchId:75035 AdId:25020 CustId:314 -----------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 00000007094048 Title Order No.: 730-1708794-70 FHA/ VA/PMI No.: ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/15/2006. 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. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 12/22/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2848672 , MOD DOC 20130207149 RECORDED 02/08/13; JUDGMENT FILED 12/6/2018 AS DOC# 20181232498 TO CORRECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: HAROLD L. PREWITT AND DELORIS A. PREWITT, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 04/17/2019 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3427 WEST 111TH STREET, INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA 90303 APN#: 4031-010-003 The land referred to in this Report is situated in the City of Inglewood, County of Los Angeles, State of California, and is described as follows: The East 40 feet of Lot 380 Tract No. 1631, County of Los Angeles, State of California, as per map recorded in Book 21, Page(s) 86 and 87 of Maps, in the office of the County Recorder of said county. APN: 4031-010-003 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, 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, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $388,218.39. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust 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. 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 800-758-8052 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.homesearch.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 00000007094048. 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. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: XOME 800-758-8052 www.homesearch. com BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP as Trustee 20955 Pathfinder Road, Suite 300 Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (866) 795-1852 Dated: 03/07/2019 BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A-4687228 03/13/2019,


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THE BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019

LEGALS T.S. No. 18-54265 APN: 6140-025-010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/9/2016. 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: DOLLICIA HEATH, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND ANNIE L. WILLIAMS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Zieve, Brodnax & Steele, LLP Deed of Trust recorded 9/16/2016, as Instrument No. 20161122645, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:3/20/2019 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: $374,642.80 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: 1500 SOUTH WADSWORTH AVENUE COMPTON, CA 90220 Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust A.P.N #.: 6140-025-010 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 1-866-539-4173 or visit this Internet Web site www.servicelinkauction.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1854265. 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: 2/19/2019 Zieve, Brodnax & Steele, LLP, as Trustee 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 Irvine, CA 92606 For NonAutomated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 For Sale Information: 1-866-539-4173 www.servicelinkauction.com ____________________________ Andrew Buckelew, Trustee Sale Officer THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE EPP 28196 Pub Dates 02/27, 03/06, 03/13/2019 SchId:74769 AdId:24927 CustId:108 -----------T.S. No.: 18-21202 A.P.N.: 6161026-052 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/5/2006. 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 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. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor: ROBERTO ARREOLA, A SINGLE MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Carrington Foreclosure Services, LLC Recorded 4/12/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0801491 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. Date of Sale: 3/20/2019 at 10:30 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: $308,705.70 (Estimated) Street Address or other common designation of real property: 348 SOUTH SHERER PL COMPTON, CA 90220 A.P.N.: 6161-026-052 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. 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 holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 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. 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 (844) 4777869 or visit this Internet Web site www. STOXPOSTING.com, using the file number assigned to this case 18-21202. 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. Date: 02/14/2019 Carrington Foreclosure Services, LLC 1500 South Douglass Road, Suite 150 Anaheim, CA 92806 Automated Sale Information: (844) 477-7869 or www. STOXPOSTING.com for NONSALE information: 888-313-1969 Vanessa Gomez, Trustee Sale Specialist SchId:74772 AdId:24928 CustId:670 -----------NOTICE ADMINISTER GOMEZ

OF PETITION TO ESTATE OF VIVIAN

Case No. 19STPB01430 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of VIVIAN GOMEZ A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Dolores G. Toscano in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Dolores G. Toscano 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 March 18, 2019 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. Attorney for petitioner: JUVENTINO B CASAS JR ESQ SBN 44445 LAW OFFICE OF J B CASAS JR 2520 W BEVERLY BLVD MONTEBELLO CA 90640-2308 CN957768 GOMEZ Feb 27, Mar 6,13, 2019 SchId:74792 AdId:24936 CustId:65 -----------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. CA-17-766241-RY Order No.: 170110259-CAVOI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/21/2007. 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): ROMAN HERNANDEZ, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 5/31/2007 as Instrument No. 20071312166 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 4/25/2019 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: $399,480.17 The purported property address is: 3733 EAST BENNETT STREET, COMPTON AREA, CA 90221 Assessor's Parcel No.: 7302-027-022 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-17-766241-RY. 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 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 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-17-766241-RY IDSPub #0150583 3/6/2019 3/13/2019 3/20/2019 SchId:74801 AdId:24939 CustId:608 -----------T.S. No.: 2018-01053-CA A.P.N.:6142-016-008 Property Address: 1222 W 156th St, Compton, CA 90220

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/16/2006. 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. Trustor: Julie A. Bigelow, a single woman Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 10/26/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2376183 in book --, page--- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 04/09/2019 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 417,017.02 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE THE TRUSTEE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON 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, A 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 the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1222 W 156th St, Compton, CA 90220 A.P.N.: 6142-016-008 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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 thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $ 417,017.02. 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. 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. The beneficiary of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S 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 this 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 (866)-9608299 or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2018-01053-CA. 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. Date: February 20, 2019 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://www.altisource.com/ MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx ________________________ Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SchId:74819 AdId:24942 CustId:600

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WILLIAM EDWARD EISEN AKA WILLIAM ROBINSON AKA BILL EISEN AKA WILLIAM ROBERTSON AKA WILLIAM D. ROBERTSON AKA BILL ROBERTSON AKA PAUL MARTINEZ CASE NO. 19STPB01672 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of WILLIAM EDWARD EISEN AKA WILLIAM ROBINSON AKA BILL EISEN AKA WILLIAM ROBERTSON AKA WILLIAM D. ROBERTSON AKA BILL ROBERTSON AKA PAUL MARTINEZ. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by RICHARD EISEN in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that RICHARD EISEN 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 in this court as follows: 03/25/19 at 8:30AM in Dept. 67 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.

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Attorney for Petitioner ALLAN B. WEISS SBN 043774 ALLAN B. WEISS & ASSOCIATES 5001 AIRPORT PLAZA DRIVE, SUITE LONG BEACH CA 90815 BSC 216658 2/27, 3/6, 3/13/19 CNS-3225925# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:74823 AdId:24943 CustId:61 ------------

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DOROTHY MAE GIVENS aka DOROTHY M. GIVENS aka DOROTHY GIVENS Case No. 19STPB01516 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DOROTHY MAE GIVENS aka DOROTHY M. GIVENS aka DOROTHY GIVENS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Marilyn Gipson in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Marilyn Gipson 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 March 25, 2019 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 4 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:

STEPHEN MARC DRUCKER ESQ SBN 76279 LEGAL ACTION WORKSHOP PC 417A N GLENDALE AVE GLENDALE CA 91206 CN957014 GIVENS Feb 27, SchId:74833 AdId:24946 CustId:65 -----------APN: 6179-021-022 TS No: CA08000624-18-1 TO No: 8741603 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 20, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 11, 2019 at 09:00 AM, Vineyard Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on July 27, 2007 as Instrument No. 20071776140, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by RITA A WAFER, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for PAUL FINANCIAL, LLC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 508 SOUTH BURRIS AVENUE, COMPTON, CA 90221 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 without covenant or warranty, express 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $39,564.31 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. 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 Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee's Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www.Auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA08000624-18-1. 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. Date: February 15, 2019 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA08000624-18-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone:949-252-8300 TDD: 866-660-4288 Myron Ravelo, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www. Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Auction. com at 800.280.2832 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose.ISL Number 56739, Pub Dates: 02/27/2019, 03/06/2019, 03/13/2019, THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:74844 AdId:24951 CustId:669 -----------T.S. No. 045763-CA APN: 6161-001076 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/14/2006. 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 On 4/2/2019 at 10:30 AM, CLEAR RECON


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ENTERTAINMENT School of Rap: Lovell ``U-P'' Cooper Mentoring Degree in Urban, Electronic Music By KEITH SPERA, The New Orleans Advocate NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ As a Grambling State University undergraduate, hip-hop producer Lovell ``U-P'' Cooper essentially taught himself how to make recordings in his eighthfloor dorm room, much to the dismay of his downstairs neighbors. ``We always had seventh-floor people banging on my door,'' he recalled. Now a Loyola University faculty member, Cooper mentors aspiring young producers via a program that was inconceivable when he was a student: a college degree in urban and electronic music production. Loyola's new degree program, which will enroll its inaugural class this fall, emphasizes a hands-on approach to hip-hop. ``If I had had something like this at Grambling,'' Cooper said, ``we would have been so dangerous in the `90s.'' He grew up in a gospel family, but hip-hop was his calling. At Grambling, he majored in health, physical education and recreation, but he learned his real lessons tinkering with sound equipment in his Drew Hall dorm room. After graduation, he carved out a career as a producer. He earned a platinum award, now hanging in his office inside Loyola's Communications/Music Complex, for his contributions to local rapper Baby Boy Da Prince's 2006 hit ``The Way I Live.'' But after years of traveling to New York and Los Angeles to chase hits, he was ready for something more stable. ``I needed to find something to bring me back to who I was. To who Lovell was, not just U-P.'' In New Orleans, he volunteered with the Son of a Saint mentoring organization. He was invited to speak to students in Loyola's music industry studies program, then invited back. In 2014, John Snyder,

chairman of Loyola's film and music industry studies department, offered Cooper a part-time faculty position. Cooper accepted, on one condition: that he was able to continue producing records. ``I can't stop doing what I do,'' he said. Snyder was fine with that: ``He said, `I don't want you to stop. I want you to bring what you do here.''' By 2015, Cooper's role had evolved. In addition to being an instructor, he was also the full-time manager of Loyola's sophisticated complex of interconnected recording studios. On weekends and late at night, Cooper has recorded the Hot 8 Brass Band, rapper Fiend, producer/ DJ Mannie Fresh, R&B singersongwriter PJ Morton, and even Lil Wayne's mom. Music industry studies ranks among Loyola's most popular majors, enrolling slightly more than 10 percent of the university's 3,300 undergraduates. The program's highest profile success to date is 2011 graduate Gerald Gillum, better known as rapper G-Eazy. Degrees include a bachelor of science in popular and commercial music, aka ``PopComm.'' The idea of establishing a sister program in urban and electronic music was fostered by Snyder, Cooper and Kate Duncan, the chair of the ``PopComm'' program.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Jennifer Lopez said yes to Alex Rodriguez's proposal, and with the rock he presented, who could say no? The couple posted an Instagram photo of their hands with a massive engagement ring on Lopez's ring finger. The former Yankees shortstop captioned his photo with ``she said yes'' and a heart emoji. The couple has been dating since early 2017 and later that year landed on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine with their celebrity couple nickname, J-Rod. In January, Rodriguez told The Associated Press that he and Lopez had similar backgrounds and her latest film ``Second Act'' reflected the ties that drew them together. ``It really resembles a lot of the arc that Jennifer and I lived in our life: Both born in New York, both come from immigrant parents, both have two children, both Latino Americano _ her from Puerto Rico, me from Dominican Republic. We've been through our ups and downs, but here we are in our 40s and trying to live the best lives possible and, at the same time, give back and pay it forward,'' Rodriguez said. It will be Lopez's fourth marriage and Rodriguez's second. Each has two children from previous marriages.

``I kept seeing music students like me in college, wishing we had a program of a certain nature,'' Cooper said. Jazz and classical are taught extensively at the college level but not urban music. ``It's the No. 1-selling genre in the country; why are we not teaching it properly?'' Cooper said. ``We should take this opportunity to teach it the right way.'' Loyola certainly has the facilities. The gear in the recording studios throughout the Communications/ Music Complex ``is expensive, but the benefits are ridiculous,'' Cooper said. The main Studio A control room was designed by George Augspurger, a legend in the sound engineering world. Right angles are nonexistent. ``There's no place for the sound to hide or bunch up,'' Cooper said. ``The whole room is a sweet spot. It sounds great wherever you stand. ``Being in this room taught me a lot about sound that I thought I knew, but didn't.'' That's a primary goal of the new

degree program, which features both a performance and a production track. In keeping with the liberal arts curriculum of a Jesuit university, it goes well beyond technical proficiency. In addition to Loyola's core curriculum, students learn about not just about recording software and speakers, but also intellectual property rights, publishing, management, marketing, digital strategies and more. Professors from the physics department may weigh in on sound wave technicalities while philosophy professors discuss ethics. ``Everyone is crosscollaborating,'' Duncan said. ``We're all contributing to the sense of being in the 21st-century music world. The old model was, `Here's your craft. You will be a master of that craft.' Now students have to be 360-degree artists.'' Understanding the cultural and historical context of urban music is crucial. ``Urban music is not an accident,'' Duncan said. ``We want to make sure you understand why are

you saying what you're saying.'' To instill the calmness that stems from confidence, students learn by doing. Cooper enlists them for actual recording sessions, sink or swim: ``I don't want to hear excuses _ just go make music. Figure it out. Make it sound good. Now let's talk about why it sounds good, or doesn't.'' As Duncan put it, ``we kick them out of the nest and into the studio immediately. We let them try out those skills in a real way. And they want tangible skills. They want to be participating directly.'' Rap might seem like an unusual fit for a Jesuit university. But the school's core principles can apply to a music industry curriculum, Duncan said. The program, like the school, aims to shape well-rounded individuals. To succeed in the highly competitive music industry, ``you have to be a good person and know what your values are,'' Duncan said. ``That's just as important as singing in tune. That's where the Jesuit values come in. ``There's community-building that we do. It's not just a team that will make money, but a family. Are we serving their full needs?'' The initial class will be around 25 or so students. ``We want to be able to cater to everyone's needs,'' Duncan said. ``It's not a lecture class. It's being able to say what's in your heart through whatever medium you're pursuing. ``They have this voice, this thing they're trying to be. We're giving them a scaffold to build a life around.'' As students pepper him with detailed questions about, say, how to finesse a kick drum's sound, Cooper can only wish that he had a similar mentor in college. ``You know what I had to go through to learn that? It was 15 years of struggling. I didn't have me.''

Legendary Songstress Dionne Warwick Announces, “She’s Back.” Pull-Up: Ms. Warwick is one of several legends to be chosen to receive one of the Grammy Awards’ highest honors this year – the Lifetime Achievement Award. Legendary Grammy Award winner DIONNE WARWICK will release her first new album in 5 years, “SHE’S BACK,” on May 10th. Produced by her son Damon Elliot, the album will be released via his Kind Music and Entertainment One (eOne). The lead-off single will be an updated version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic, “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” which Dionne recorded during the 1960s. In addition to ten tracks of new songs as well of remakes of pop/soul gems, “She’s Back” will be packaged with a bonus disc of Ms. Warwick’s 1998 album, “Dionne Sings Dionne,” which features her greatest hits, remastered for this package. “She’s Back” also includes duets with Kenny

Lattimore (“What Color Is Love”), Musiq Soulchild (“Am I Dreaming?”) as well as Bone, Thugs & Harmony’s Krayzie Bone (“Déjà Vu”). “She’s Back” is Ms. Warwick’s 36th fulllength studio recording, and her first dedicated R&B/soul album in fifty years, since the release of Dionne’s stellar 1969 Scepter LP, Soulful, which she co-produced in Memphis with the late Chips Moman (who manned the boards for Dionne’s then-label mate, B.J. Thomas). Ms. Warwick is one of several legends to be chosen to receive one of the Grammy Awards’ highest honors this year – the Lifetime

Achievement Award. She joins music greats such as George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias as well as Sam & Dave in this bestowed class. The honorees w e r e ment ione d in the G r a m m y Awards live telecast earlier this month. A separate award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held the day after the release of “She’s Back,” on May 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. Additionally, Dionne will begin a highly anticipated concert residency in Las Vegas on April 4, 2019.

Alfonso Ribeiro Drops 'Carlton Dance' Suit Against Video Game Maker LOS ANGELES (AP) _ ``The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'' star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of the video game ``Fortnite'' over its use of the ``Carlton'' dance he did on the show. Ribeiro's lawyers filed documents Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles saying he's voluntarily dismissing the suit against North Carolina-based Epic Games. No reason was given, and Ribeiro's lawyer did not immediately reply to a request for comment. The actor had already dropped a similar suit against Take-Two Interactive, makers of the video game NBA2K16.

Alfonso Ribiero and Witney Carson Performing the “Carlton” on Dancing With The Stars in 2014 The suits received a serious blow last dance, usually to Tom Jones' ``It's Not month when federal officials denied Unusual,'' was popularized through Ribeiro a copyright for the ``Carlton.'' his character, Carlton Banks, on the Ribeiro's nerdy, arm-swinging 1990s sitcom.

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